Archive for September, 2009

BUT HE COULD PLAY A GUITAR JUST LIKE RINGIN’ A BELL

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

Caught the Sept. 25 Fab show at the Cannery on Craig Road, North Las Vegas. Pat Woodward’s The Fab has been going strong in this town for 14 years, through thick and thin. (I actually caught them one night more than a decade ago playing to a bunch of head-bangers at Mad Dogs & Englishmen. […]

The curious case of the missing name

Sunday, September 27th, 2009

Imagine with me that you’ve offered to help a teen-age relative prepare a school report on American politics of the early 1970s. Using the Internet or hieing yourselves down to the local university library, you start reading the 36-year-old reports of the developing scandal that began when some very unusual burglars were apprehended attempting to […]

‘Only interested in turning our country into communists’

Sunday, September 20th, 2009

Dozens of times a day now, we at the Review-Journal receive e-mailed letters very similar to the following, which arrived at the newspaper on Sept. 16, signed by one Mary White of Russell Road, Las Vegas: “I am disappointed in the media and the RJ for not reporting on all the undercover journal reporting done […]

Which group of armed men should we fear?

Sunday, September 13th, 2009

Touring the country to peddle his collectivist schemes, President Barack Obama made stops in New Hampshire and then in Phoenix, Ariz. during the month of August. Entry into the actual halls where Mr. Obama speaks is carefully controlled, the better to create for the TV cameras the visual image of cheering throngs. At several of […]

And the greedy insurance companies will have to pay for EVERYTHING! YAY!

Saturday, September 12th, 2009

Following Barack Obama’s speech to Congress on health care Wednesday evening, and despite unified opposition from minority Republicans, Democratic congressional leaders said Thursday they expect to pass “reform” legislation within the next few months. They have the votes; there’s little reason to believe they won’t. The better question is what such a bill will look […]

And they will spend spend spend till daddy takes the T-bird away

Friday, September 11th, 2009

Nevada reported taxable sales fell 20.5 percent in June, marking the eighth straight month of double-digit declines, the state Department of Taxation reported Friday. For the fiscal year ended June 30, sales dropped 12.7 percent from 2008. And 2008, recall, was not exactly boom times. Gross revenue collections from sales and use taxes totaled roughly […]

Thirty-nine senators block reciprocal self-defense rights

Thursday, September 10th, 2009

SPECIAL TO THE SHOTGUN NEWS Imagine you’re driving to visit relatives in another state, this summer. A cop pulls you over and asks to see your driver’s license. Then, even though your license is current, he cuffs you and hauls you off to the calaboose. Your crime? You were driving on a license from your […]

They’re making a list, they’re checking it twice …

Thursday, September 10th, 2009

Congressmen Henry Waxman, D-Calif., and Bart Stupak, D-Mich. have sent a letter to an estimated 52 insurance companies asking them to provide detailed information on their company-funded executive conferences and retreats, as well executive pay for individuals making more than $500,000 per year including salaries, bonuses, stock options, pensions, and percs — both executives and […]

Greeks falling out of their Trojan Horse

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009

A key contention of President Obama and the congressional sponsors of health insurance “reform” is that a health insurance “exchange” — allowing consumers to choose between private health plans with premiums artificially jacked-up by government mandates, and a government program with artificially low premiums — would increase competition. In fact, “It would reduce competition by […]

We’d hardly know a real leader if we saw one

Sunday, September 6th, 2009

One point that probably deserves further mention about last week’s Dead Kennedy Funeral Parade was the behavior of the press, which wept and moaned and gnashed its collective teeth with nary a soul saying “Enough, already,” as though the corpse of a Pharaoh was headed for its final hoedown with the sun god. I’m surprised […]