More state budget cuts?
Our inept governor has informed us that we need to make more budget cuts this year and next years cuts will be more than $1 billion. His lame solution is to keep making across-the-board cuts. That just assumes that all state services are equal, but they are not. For example we have a State Board of Cosmetology. How devastating would it be to eliminate it entirely and let the local communities regulate it like all other businesses? Along those ...
Stimulate this economic package
Now that the presidential election is over (can I hear a “thank God!” from the audience) talk in the media and on the political scene is focusing mostly on the economy, how people are suffering because of it and what to do about it.
Honor the vets
Today is Veterans Day. Every Nov. 11 is Veterans Day. Several years ago, it was known as Armistice Day. It was named that to commemorate the signing of the peace treaty in World War I between Germany and the allies. The peace treaty was signed in a railway car in Versailles, France on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. Thus, we had Armistice Day. After World War II, it was renamed Veterans Day as we had had another world war and ...
Nevadans’ ban of gay marriage is unnecessary phobia
I find it hard to understand how the majority of Nevadans think that allowing gay marriages somehow will destroy the fabric of our society. The ban was approved by the voters the last time it was on the ballot by a wide margin. Now California is trying to implement a ban. Looking at Nevada’s history, our ban on gay marriages was out of character. We are the only state in the nation that legalized prostitution and, for a time, the only state th...
Is Obama just another political straw man?
The artistic walls of yuppie coffee shops around town are vibrating with chatter, gossip and opinions about our new President-elect. And why not? For good or bad, the Barack Obama victory could be the cornerstone for the building of a new, different, all-inclusive and better America. Even though Obama won by a substantial margin there still seems to be a great deal of division among the conservative “white folks.” At one local restaurant that ...
Nation at an economic crossroads on Election Day
Today is Election Day and we have a very important choice to make. Do we want to continue our decline as we have over the past eight years or will we rise up and embrace the future and start to rebuild our broken society? Sen. Barack Obama will help restore the middle class that is the backbone of America. He will not reward corporations that send jobs overseas. He will create new jobs in the emerging energy fields and let Americans once again...
The light at the end of the tunnel
The campaigning is over and the day of judgment is here. No more political phone calls, knocking on doors, TV commercials, billboards or yard signs all over town persuading us to vote. Yea! Many years ago, a Republican political operative told me political advertising was like planting seeds in the garden of democracy. To me, it’s more like spreading the manure of propaganda. The total amount of political contributions for presidential candida...
Vote boat leaving dock
The American public will put to rest a 21-month drunk- like political binge with the close of the polling places at the end of voting tonight. It has been subjected to every known political campaign ploy known to man over the span of this extremely long campaign. It has all been done in the hope that the voter will cast their vote for one candidate or the other. Some estimates have placed the expenditure for campaign costs nationwide at $1.5 b...