Archive for March, 2012

What happened to the mule deer?

Sunday, March 25th, 2012

In 1988, hunters bought 51,011 deer hunting licenses (“tags”) in Nevada, and harvested 26,784 mule deer. In 2008, the Nevada Department of Wildlife sold 16,997 tags. Hunters bagged only 7,025 deer. That’s a huge decline. Where are the deer? And oddly enough, whatever the problem is, it seems to affect ONLY mule deer — the […]

Clinging to The Code

Saturday, March 24th, 2012

Visiting with the Review-Journal editorial board a few weeks back to discuss his run for the open Ward Two Las Vegas City Council seat, former state Sen. and local businessman Bob Beers declared one of his goals if elected would be to “take down the city’s ‘Not Open for Business’ sign.” Anyone who’s ever tried […]

‘Free medical care guaranteed for all’

Sunday, March 18th, 2012

I recently finished the second book in Allen Steele’s Coyote series, 2004’s “Coyote Rising.” We’re eight pages from the end of this 382-page science fiction novel. The outnumbered space colonists have managed to defeat and ship home the invading earth army that tried to impose communism on the planet Coyote. Guerrilla leader-turned-president Carlos Montero walks […]

‘Legal on Monday, go to jail today’

Sunday, March 11th, 2012

Just as the promoters of the income tax swore in 1913 it would never be more than a few percent — and then only on millionaires — so the “Progressive” congressional pimps of the 1914 Harrison Narcotics Tax Act said it was just a truth-in-labeling measure, that the government would NEVER get between doctors and […]