Archive for the '2010 Election' Category

Birdshot petition gets taken for a ride

Sunday, September 5th, 2010

Too many topics, too little space. Did you realize radical cleric Feisal Abdul Rauf, who wants to build a Manhattan mosque to celebrate Islam’s victory over the Great Satan on Sept. 11, 2001, is now touring the Mideast to raise money for his project … in a book tour funded by the U.S. government? The […]

Would it insult the retards to call them ‘politicians’?

Sunday, August 22nd, 2010

At the so-called “Tahoe Summit” last week, our own senior U.S. senator, Unpopular Harry Reid, in between cozying up to fellow moderate Dianne Feinstein (D-San Francisco) and ignoring a call to return the lake to the Washoe Indian tribe (which will probably be able to buy it soon, anyway, the way Indian gaming is going) […]

A Senate candidate to be afraid of

Sunday, August 1st, 2010

By now most Nevada TV watchers have figured out the Harry Reid jump-cut campaign ad strategy. It would be amusing if it weren’t turning an important, nationally watched campaign that should feature a legitimate debate on the best long-term cure for the American economy into a game of video-clip “Gotcha.” The 70-year-old, four-term senator can’t […]

Meet the cops, go home in a box

Sunday, July 25th, 2010

It’s been two weeks since three Las Vegas Metro cops shot and killed 38-year-old West Point graduate Erik Scott as he exited a Costco store in the upscale suburb of Summerlin on July 10. So far, the incident has generated more questions than answers.

Electric cars and the myth of ‘clean energy’

Sunday, July 18th, 2010

Here in Las Vegas nine days ago, President Obama, who ran on a promise of post-partisan “change,” made a campaign swing in support of 23-year U.S. Sen. Harry Reid, who has spent 40 of his 70 years on the public payroll. A passage in Mr. Obama’s Friday speech at UNLV seemed somewhat disconnected from most […]

‘Everything is on the table. Everything’

Friday, July 16th, 2010

“The heads of President Barack Obama’s national debt commission painted a gloomy picture Sunday as the United States struggles to get its spending under control,” The Associated Press reports. Republican Alan Simpson and Democrat Erskine Bowles told a meeting of the National Governors Association that everything needs to be considered — closing down the federal […]

Marxist installed to run Medicare, Medicaid

Thursday, July 15th, 2010

As with many Constitutional provisions, “recess appointments” have come to be used in ways the founders didn’t intend. Presidents now use recess appointments to get a desired appointee into office — at least for a time — over the objections of recalcitrant legislators, especially when the Senate is in the hands of the opposition party. […]

Fallen under the rule of lunatics

Sunday, July 11th, 2010

In the past, if anyone asked whether the folks in charge in the nation’s capital were certifiable lunatics, or whether policy decisions were being made by superannuated college kids with no experience out in the real world, who apparently stayed up too late last night, smoking too much dope and listening to too much heavy […]

A dangerous nominee

Monday, July 5th, 2010

Nominated by a president whose party controls both houses of Congress, Solicitor General Elena Kagan’s “confirmation hearings” for a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court are largely a formality. Nonetheless, the nominee’s well-coached insistence on pathetically bland non-answers has been so exasperating — and insulting — that she might as well have placed a video […]

Pay your taxes — finance the incumbent you hate

Friday, June 25th, 2010

Imagine you’re unhappy with the performance in office of some incumbent politician. You throw your hat in the ring and proceed to spend months raising the hundreds of thousands of dollars necessary to wage a viable electoral challenge. Or, maybe you’ve spent decades of hard work amassing the private, after-tax savings necessary to fund such […]