Archive for April, 2008

Like A Nest Of Chipmunks On Speed

Sunday, April 27th, 2008

I’m to do a “blog.” “It’ll be easy, Vin. You type in your thoughts. The readers respond. You respond to their responses.” “I already do that. I use lots of reader mail in this thing we like to call my ‘weekly column.’” “This will be much faster. And it builds traffic!” Ah. Just like a […]

How They Make It Disappear

Tuesday, April 15th, 2008

April 15 is not “tax day.” It’s “tax filing” day. It’s not a new observation that, If this were a day when Americans were required to hand over in one lump sum a personal income tax applied to their wages and other gains of the previous calendar year, some form of revolution would not be […]

To serve mankind

Monday, April 14th, 2008

Over the past six years, Nevada’s U.S. senators, Harry Reid and John Ensign, have successfully pushed public lands bills which facilitated the sale of tens of thousands of acres formerly managed by the federal government in Clark, Lincoln and White Pine counties — basically, southeastern Nevada. Although the federal government could show no title for […]

A brand new idea!

Sunday, April 13th, 2008

One R. Lane wrote in on March 31: “After reading his March 23 diatribe, it is clear to me that Review-Journal columnist Vin Suprynowicz has not yet learned the obvious: the more handguns a country has in circulation, the more handgun deaths that country is going to get — not less. “The United States has […]

They opened fire ‘just to scare them’

Thursday, April 10th, 2008

I see where Clark County Superintendent of Schools Walt Rulffes here in Las Vegas has responded to the Feb. 14 drive-by murder of a 15-year-old Palo Verde High School inmate — shot by another one of Mr. Rullfes’ young charges — not by admitting a failure of his own tutelage, but instead by whining it’s […]

Promote Quality Education – Slash School Funding

Sunday, April 6th, 2008

The “experts” seem to have overestimated the tax revenues our greedy Nevada bureaucrats will get their mitts on this year by about a billion bucks. (What does this tell us about the folks who still believe “experts” can reliably predict global temperatures or mean sea levels 100 years from now?) I submit three modest suggestions: […]