Archive for February, 2012

On March 29, will ‘Save the Whales’ hold a birthday party for Edwin Drake?

Monday, February 27th, 2012

I heard the president on the radio, Thursday. In Florida to attend a $30,000-a-person fund-raiser at the home of Dallas Mavericks guard Vince Carter, President Barack Hussein Obama dropped by the University of Miami and — with comic timing as good as any stand-up comic — told the following joke about congressional Republicans: “You can […]

That’s a lot of extra schoolbooks

Sunday, February 26th, 2012

I see where two local groups have announced the largest in-kind donation ever made to Southern Nevada’s Public Education Foundation, the nonprofit that channels charitable aid to the Clark County School District. The Latin Chamber of Commerce and Another Joy Foundation plan to give to the Foundation textbooks for which they list a value of […]

And now they come for the cookies …

Saturday, February 25th, 2012

America remains such a wealthy nation that even our problems must cause many of the world’s peoples to scratch their heads in wonder. Take childhood obesity. It’s an unhealthy trend, though surely a major cause is lack of exercise. Parents don’t feel as safe sending their kids out for unsupervised play as grandma did, and […]

Updates from the police beat

Sunday, February 19th, 2012

Crime rates are down within Metro’s jurisdiction for the five major categories reported to the FBI, Clark County Sheriff Doug Gillespie proudly reported Feb. 7. Most of the drops are substantial, and impressive. The drop in Las Vegas auto thefts — though attributable in part to an economic climate that finds fewer people placing “orders” […]

Wall of silence, secrecy shelters Henderson’s thugs

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

In the largest suburb of Las Vegas, Henderson Mayor Andy Hafen expressed remorse last week over injuries caused to the unresisting Adam Greene, who was in diabetic shock when city police beat and kicked him during a traffic stop in October 2010. It was the first public comment on the incident by anyone on the […]

Go back to the smoke-filled room. Please.

Sunday, February 12th, 2012

Did everybody have fun at those Saturday morning Nevada Republican caucuses? Actually, there weren’t many “everybodies” present at mine. I almost didn’t go myself, figuring the “Stick with the unprincipled RINO Bob Dole-George Bush-John McCain-Mitt Romney” lemmings already had their done deal. I’m really a Libertarian. I’ve only retained my GOP registration (there was once […]

Whittling away the Bill of Rights One Pesky Plank At A Time

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

Pollster Scott Rasmussen told a local radio host this week that if GOP Congressman Ron Paul were to pursue a third-party candidacy next fall — which he considers unlikely — Paul would draw more votes from Barack Obama than from the Republican nominee. That is how upset the anti-war Left is with the president, Mr. […]

‘Farm-to-Fork’ … after you ship your food 400 miles for inspection

Sunday, February 5th, 2012

It was a bit of a consciousness shifting event to sit in a banquet hall at the Tuscany Resort in Las Vegas Monday evening alongside some 95 county sheriffs and a handful of deputies — most in full uniform with gleaming badges — listening to and applauding speakers you’d more commonly associate with Libertarian Party […]