Big Three should ask UAW for bailout
Here we go again. The Big Three auto makers are begging Congress for more taxpayer money to spend before they go completely bankrupt. Before any decisions are made, both the auto industry and Congress should watch Michael Moore’s documentary “Roger and Me.” It chronicles the devastation, caused intentionally by General Motors, when they closed two auto assembly plants in his hometown of Flint, Mich. In the 1980s, General Motors closed down two...
Thanks for the new deal
We are in the season of Thanksgiving but many of our fellow citizens are wondering what they are thankful for. Many have lost their jobs with little hope of finding a new job quickly. Many have found themselves without a home due to a variety of disasters that have befallen some regions. Many have found themselves homeless due to being evicted for a myriad of mortgage problems. Hobo camps have risen almost over night all over the country. Pres...
The dirty little secret of the police state is its operational autonomy, under the guise of “public service” and national security.
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 ...