The Headless Horsemen of Politics
My neighbor was invited to an adult Halloween party over the weekend. She modeled her costume and asked me, “How do I look?” Her red, wrap-around cape pictured a huge black horse, representing the Republican Party, galloping through the dark dense forest of the House of Representatives. The horse was driven by a headless rider named Boehner who was holding a small pumpkin with the face of Sarah Palin. My neighbor placed the caption “The Legend...
Poverty’s nightmare continues
As we plunge into the fall season with piles of fallen leaves surrounding us and the realization that Halloween is behind us, we can only look forward to next year’s festivities. The local elementary schools have had their fall festivals and scarecrow contests. Jack’s Carnival has notched another year, making this the 87th time the ghoulish festival has entertained the elementary school children of Sparks since its 1924 inception. The area’s h...
For The Sake Of Protest
Those on the political right and left have criticized the Occupy Wall Street protests, which have spread far beyond the financial hub of Manhattan to Reno and around the world, for not having any leadership or defined goals. Lacking a honed message, the protesters are seen as little more than angry, disaffected youth. But the single best thing about the movement is the very fact that it is disorganized and wayward. Let me explain. Any protest ...
It has been a longtime since America has been forced to re-examine the most basic elements of its economical and political system.
Iraq: Just Another Lost Cause
What President Obama lacks in his domestic strategy is overshadowed by his success in foreign policy. His appointment of Hilary Clinton as secretary of state was a wise choice. He healed the political wounds of the primary election, solidified the upper crust of the Democratic Party and used her diplomatic skills as liaison to the world. Obama has stood firm on his commitment to establish a Palestinian state. He has warned Israel not to expand...
Who will be next dictator du jour?
I really wonder which Libyan dictator was killed this past week. There is a variety of choices. Let’s see, there’s Khaddafy and then there is Qadafy. There also was Gadhafi, but then there was also Kaddafy. Did the rebels really get their man? Who knows? The bottom line is one more nut case is no longer with us, but rest assured there will be another one some day to fill the empty shoes of this departed soul. Throughout history these idiots cr...
99/1 the odds
Congratulations and cheers for the Occupy Wall Street movement, here at home and around the world.
Swim into a colorful fall season
Hurry, time’s a wasting, get yourself organized. There’s only about two weeks before it will all be over and you will miss an outstanding opportunity to go on an inexpensive, exciting and colorful day outing with your family. The outing I’m referring to is a once-a-year opportunity to go to South Lake Tahoe and see the annual spawning run of the Kokanee salmon and then continue on to Apple Hill near Placerville, Calif., to enjoy all things mad...
Can Cain politically slay Obama?
Depending on which political poll you believe, businessman Herman Cain is leading the Republican party’s bid to remove President Obama from the White House. Republicans seem to be jumping on his “9-9-9” economic plan to initiate a 9 percent flat business tax, 9 percent individual income tax and a 9 percent federal sales tax on most everything we purchase. According to former Reagan Treasury official Gary Robbins of Fiscal Associates, “The 9-9-...