Archive for the '2012 Election' Category

Another one bites the dust

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

Making national news, another heavily tax-subsidized alternative energy operation — the Amonix solar manufacturing plant in North Las Vegas — went belly-up last week, closing its 214,000-square-foot facility a year after it opened. A designer and manufacturer of concentrated photovoltaic solar power systems, Amonix received $6 million in federal tax credits for the North Las […]

Desperate Obama campaign bets on the end of capitalism

Friday, July 20th, 2012

Diane Keaton had enough of a hit with the 1987 romantic comedy “Baby Boom” to generate a short-lived TV spinoff. A high-powered New York management consultant, Keaton’s character inherits a legacy from a distant British cousin — but it’s not money, it’s a baby girl. After some amusing attempts to fit a baby into her […]

How are we doin’?

Wednesday, July 4th, 2012

How are we doing, safeguarding those “unalienable Rights” with which we are “endowed by our Creator” — in support of which 56 patriots solemnly pledged their lives, their fortunes and their sacred Honor, 236 years ago? We remain free by many measures. Americans can still pretty much live where we want, work where we want, […]

Entrepreneur gets a little help

Sunday, May 27th, 2012

My May 10 essay described the frustrations of Las Vegas entrepreneur Raj Patel in trying to “do it by the book” and bring two Indian chefs here to help him expand his restaurant enterprises in Las Vegas. Although the Labor Department agreed the work visas would help create American jobs, and the Immigration Service OK’d […]

Local entrepreneur gets no help

Thursday, May 10th, 2012

Are any of our current elected officials really “focusing like a laser” on helping local entrepreneurs “create new jobs” in Las Vegas? Ask Raj Patel.

A nation of thieves

Sunday, April 29th, 2012

Derek Thompson, senior editor at The Atlantic, wrote on April 16 (citing an analysis from the Joint Committee on Taxation) “Half of American taxpayers owe no federal income tax, and most of those filers actually net tax benefits from federal income taxes.” In fact, though, Mr. Thompson is at pains to point out “The majority […]

OK, I finally agree — it’s time to compromise

Sunday, April 15th, 2012

Sixty-five-year-old Olympia Snowe, who could only be considered a “Republican” in New England, recently announced she won’t run for re-election to her seat in the U.S. Senate this year, cutting short a sadly abbreviated 39-year career in politics — 34 years as a member of Congress, which means she hasn’t had to live under many […]

‘Free medical care guaranteed for all’

Sunday, March 18th, 2012

I recently finished the second book in Allen Steele’s Coyote series, 2004’s “Coyote Rising.” We’re eight pages from the end of this 382-page science fiction novel. The outnumbered space colonists have managed to defeat and ship home the invading earth army that tried to impose communism on the planet Coyote. Guerrilla leader-turned-president Carlos Montero walks […]

On March 29, will ‘Save the Whales’ hold a birthday party for Edwin Drake?

Monday, February 27th, 2012

I heard the president on the radio, Thursday. In Florida to attend a $30,000-a-person fund-raiser at the home of Dallas Mavericks guard Vince Carter, President Barack Hussein Obama dropped by the University of Miami and — with comic timing as good as any stand-up comic — told the following joke about congressional Republicans: “You can […]

Go back to the smoke-filled room. Please.

Sunday, February 12th, 2012

Did everybody have fun at those Saturday morning Nevada Republican caucuses? Actually, there weren’t many “everybodies” present at mine. I almost didn’t go myself, figuring the “Stick with the unprincipled RINO Bob Dole-George Bush-John McCain-Mitt Romney” lemmings already had their done deal.