Archive for October, 2010

And all this is after Harry got to pick his opponent!

Sunday, October 31st, 2010

Imagine you’re a fan of a football team involved in a heated matchup with its greatest rival. Last year your guys won the championship, but now it’s the two-minute warning, your guys are down by four, and they just fumbled. Wait. You think that’s bad? You have no idea how bad things are. Since the […]

They don’t like it when the peons get uppity, Pt. 2

Sunday, October 24th, 2010

We adjourned last week just as former County Commissioner Bruce Woodbury was trooping into the newspaper’s offices Oct. 13, accompanied by Jacob Snow of the Regional Transportation Monopoly, Susan Martinovich of the Nevada Department of Transportation, et al. The group sang in harmony a two-part tune which insisted life under PISTOL (The “People’s Initiative to […]

They don’t like it when the peons get uppity, Part 1

Sunday, October 17th, 2010

In the beginning was Kelo vs. City of New London, the 2005 case in which a 5-4 U.S. Supreme Court decided it was an allowable “public use” for the decrepit 250-year-old city across the Thames from Groton, Conn., to seize private homes in the Fort Trumbull neighborhood and turn them over to chemical giant Pfizer, […]

Lie face down and let yourself be handcuffed?

Sunday, October 10th, 2010

On Sept. 28 a Clark County coroner’s inquest jury predictably found three Las Vegas Metro police officers did nothing criminal when they shot and killed West Point graduate Erik Scott as he exited a suburban Costco store shortly after high noon on Saturday, July 10. Medical testimony established the 38-year-old Scott was stewed to the […]

Do the Dutch enjoy free speech?

Saturday, October 9th, 2010

Dutch politician Geert Wilders is considered by some to be the political heir to Pim Fortuyn, who was murdered in broad daylight in 2002 for his own political views by a Muslim extremist who evidently didn’t quite grasp the concept of “tolerance” which Dutch Muslims would now like to see imposed on Mr. Wilders. For […]

with a few encouraging exceptions … THE TEST SCORES FROM HELL … Clark County kids can’t do the math

Sunday, October 3rd, 2010

Last March, the Clark County School District announced that the federal Department of Education had selected Ron Montoya, principal of Valley High School, “as a recipient of the prestigious 2010 Educational Pioneer Award for his outstanding achievements and dedication to educational excellence. Mr. Montoya was also selected to serve as the keynote speaker for the […]