Archive for August, 2009

Water Fight Of The Century, Part 2

I’m going to go ahead and continue with my interview with Hank Vogler, since what he has to say is so very interesting.

I asked Mr. Vogler, “do you believe this project will have a negative impact on our environment, and if so, how?” › Continue reading

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Monday, August 31st, 2009 Nevada Comments Off on Water Fight Of The Century, Part 2

Water Fight Of The Century, Part 1

This isn’t just another story about folks fighting for some water rights and trying to hold onto the deserts most precious resource–WATER! What is really going on behind the scenes in Nevada, is what I believe is the BIGGEST political fight ever fought on these lands! › Continue reading

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Friday, August 28th, 2009 Nevada Comments Off on Water Fight Of The Century, Part 1

Guns, Guns, and More Guns–LV Shooting Park Dedicated

Clark County dedicated its new Shooting Park today a long needed addition to the Las Vegas community! There was no shortage of dignitaries at the event today, including but not limited to U.S. Senator Harry Reid, U.S. Senator John Ensign, Governor Jim Gibbons, Congresswoman Shelley Berkley, and County Commissioners Tom Collins, Susan Brager, and Rory Reid. › Continue reading

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Tuesday, August 25th, 2009 Nevada Comments Off on Guns, Guns, and More Guns–LV Shooting Park Dedicated

Common Sense Ideas for Obamacare, by Martin Janowski

Let us start with the obvious. Obamacare does not exist. President Obama has proposed reforms in health care, health care insurance reform, a desire that all the 57 million (his number) uninsured now be insured, and that he wants a plan that does not raise taxes on those making under $250,000 a year and will not kill Grandma. › Continue reading

Thursday, August 20th, 2009 Government Comments Off on Common Sense Ideas for Obamacare, by Martin Janowski

GOP…PUT DOWN THE SWORDS!

This has gone on for way too long, and it’s looking like the GOP is going to cannibalize themselves going into the 2010 elections. At least in Nevada right now it is appearing as though the different factions are paving the way to beat each other up for the chance to call themselves king of the mountain. › Continue reading

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009 Politics Comments Off on GOP…PUT DOWN THE SWORDS!

Get Out The Way…Sandoval is Coming

The Nevada GOP’s “night in shining armor” emerged this week as news broke that former Attorney General and sitting Federal Judge Brian Sandoval is resigning his Judgeship! Just as commentators like myself were starting to get discouraged about Republican prospects for 2010, Sandoval changes the landscape. › Continue reading

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Saturday, August 15th, 2009 Politics Comments Off on Get Out The Way…Sandoval is Coming

Energy Issue Being Ripped from GOP Grasp

Following U.S. Senator Harry Reid’s remarkable power-play this week know as the “Energy Summit”, I began to speak to some of my GOP friends to find out their thoughts on the energy issue. What Reid and some of the Democrats have been doing, is stealing the spotlight on the topic of energy. This is a huge mistake by the GOP to allow someone else to frame the debate and take credit for any progress.

While alternative sources of energy is a complex and highly volatile topic, it doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t engage in dialogue, and one of the two major parties in America, the GOP should be all over this! Look, we need to create jobs and we need to be doing whatever it takes to lower our energy costs. Politicians have been talking for years about our need to stop buying so much energy from foreign countries. One of my favorite slogans, coined by former Governor and Vice-Presidential Candidate Sarah Palin was “Drill Baby, Drill!”

Can we keep going down the road we’ve been going down with regards to energy? Will the Republicans cultivate a plan on energy and start delivering it to the people before the Democrats take it over? I’m worried that our national GOP leadership has surrendered this issue to the Democrats, and if that is the case…we’re in BIG trouble! I know we are all embroiled in this healthcare debate, but PLEASE don’t forget about the importance of talking about ENERGY.

I read a very interesting story yesterday in the Las Vegas Sun about a company wanting to build a solar power plant outside Las Vegas. As always, the environmentalist started fighting the proposed project on account of some desert tortoises. I love turtles too, but not enough to jeopardize the advancement of technology and the search for alternative sources of energy. Maybe they can work something out, but these issues generally drag on for years!

With the 2010 elections crucial to the power structure in our country for the next decade, there is a lot at stake. Redistricting is always a very political and highly controversial exercise for state legislators. I was fortunate enough to be involved in redistricting in Nevada during the 2000 U.S. Census–reaching out to voters and explaining positions on important issues will be paramount next year. If the GOP doesn’t formulate a message other than being the party of decent, it will be a long and very disappointing year for Republicans.

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Friday, August 14th, 2009 Politics Comments Off on Energy Issue Being Ripped from GOP Grasp

Reid’s Energy Summit Kick’s Off Campaign 2010

How can I resist commenting on Senator Harry Reid’s Energy Summit today at UNLV. In fact, the truth about today is that it was the official kick-off for Harry Reid’s 2010 re-election campaign! While it pains me to recognize that this was an amazing display of power–it truly was! › Continue reading

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Monday, August 10th, 2009 Nevada Comments Off on Reid’s Energy Summit Kick’s Off Campaign 2010

Tarkanian Sets his Sights On Harry Reid

Only 1 day after I wrote my column about Congressman Dean Heller jumping into the U.S. Senate race against Harry Reid, well known businessman and former UNLV basketball player Danny Tarkanian announced his candidacy to challenge Reid. › Continue reading

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Saturday, August 8th, 2009 Nevada Comments Off on Tarkanian Sets his Sights On Harry Reid

What the Heller? I Mean Yes Dean Heller!

Alright, I’ve waited entirely too long to write this column on the answer to getting rid of Harry Reid! Congressman Dean Heller is the answer to the nations problem known as Harry Reid. Polls show that Dean Heller could beat Harry Reid and as many of you already know, his approval ratings remain steady. › Continue reading

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Thursday, August 6th, 2009 Nevada Comments Off on What the Heller? I Mean Yes Dean Heller!
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