Progressive Protections


It’s a disappointment to know that the media is so focused on destroying Paula Deen, while ignoring the Obama administration. The same same-stream media has also given a free pass to Alec Baldwin for his homophobic rant on Twitter. ”Put my foot up your f**king ass, George Stark, but I’m sure you’d dig it too much,” … Continue reading Progressive Protections

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Mainstreaming the Multiple Marriage


A couple of months ago I commented to a friend, “The networks is softening us up or something with all these shows about polygamy in the last few years.” This was in reaction to the latest called, “Polygamy, USA,” offered up by National Geographic. It follows shows like, “Sister Wives,” and the popular HBO series, “Big … Continue reading Mainstreaming the Multiple Marriage

Making Sense of the Court’s Confusion


The Supreme Court's confusing rulings now extend federal recognition to same-sex marriages in the states where they are legal. The twin rulings have no direct effect on the constitutional amendments in the 29 states that limit marriage to heterosexual couples. As for the 'Defense of Marriage Act,'  the court ruled against the part denying benefits … Continue reading Making Sense of the Court’s Confusion

The Great Immigration Reform Shim-Sham


Senator Dean Heller voted to add a $38 billion border security measure to the immigration reform bill, clearing the way for easier passage of the legislation. The amendment doubles the number of Border Patrol agents, adds 350 more miles of fence, invest in drones, radar and other surveillance equipment to help detect illegal border crossings. … Continue reading The Great Immigration Reform Shim-Sham

IRS Okays Taxpayer Fraud


There are more problems at the Internal Revenue Service than the fact that the agency is targeting political and religious groups. This one has to do with the report, "Substantial Changes Are Needed to the Individual Taxpayer Identification Number Program to Detect Fraudulent Applications." The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration says the IRS sent … Continue reading IRS Okays Taxpayer Fraud

Metadata: The Fly in the Ointment


Metadata is more revealing than you’d think, that’s because voice content is hard to process. The National Security Agency could quickly drown itself, if it had too much voice content. Not a bad idea, but I digress. On the other hand, metadata and computer analysis are perfect for each other. And the more metadata, the better the analysis. … Continue reading Metadata: The Fly in the Ointment

The Judge, Metadata and Health Care


A former NSA analyst and Bush-era whistleblower says the intelligence community 'hoovered metadata' on a range of people, including high-ranking military officials, lawmakers and diplomats. Russ Tice also made another allegation. “They went after judges,” Tice says. “One of the judges is now sitting on the Supreme Court that I had his wiretap information in … Continue reading The Judge, Metadata and Health Care

Soft Tyranny is still Tyranny


The State of Nevada Department of Public Safety's Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security received a federal grant recently from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for more than $3-million. This is an increase over last year’s total by nearly $700,000. The funding is to help enhance authorities in the preparation, prevention, and response … Continue reading Soft Tyranny is still Tyranny

The Height of Blight


Reno's Mayor Bob Cashell asked the City Council, to begin drafting regulations for medical marijuana dispensaries, after Governor Sandoval signed legislation last week legalizing them. However, the Council voted to wait before determining where dispensaries are to be located. Furthermore, the council also voted to do more research and drafting before proposing any regulations. They need figure out how … Continue reading The Height of Blight

The Oppression that is Commom Core


The Common Core State Standards Initiative is an education plan designed to bring each U.S. state's curricula into alignment with each other nationwide. This sounds very Progressive and worse yet -- 45 states, the District of Columbia, four territories, and the Department of Defense  have adopted the standards. Admittedly, I am not an overly smart man, but … Continue reading The Oppression that is Commom Core

California’s Idiot Lawmakers Strike Again


What sort of stupid moron's are you Californian's electing as state lawmakers? I'll enlighten you. From CSN News: "A proposed law introduced in the California State legislature would allow public school children to use bathrooms designated for members of the opposite sex, if that students' "gender identity" differed from the students biological sex. Assembly Bill 1266 introduced by Democratic … Continue reading California’s Idiot Lawmakers Strike Again

Pelosi’s Faith-based Buffoonery


Once again California Congresswoman and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi showed her real-self to the public.  It came while explaining her disapproval of the Frank Bill, prohibiting abortions during the final four months of pregnancy, with exceptions for when the life of the mother is at risk. When asked how she balances her dislike for … Continue reading Pelosi’s Faith-based Buffoonery

The Great Lava Bed Wars: The Discovery of Gold


Although most of the "49ers" missed the Modoc country, in March 1851 Abraham Thompson, a mule train packer, discovered gold near Yreka while traveling along the Siskiyou Trail from southern Oregon. The discovery sparked the California Gold Rush from California's Sierra Nevada into Northern California. By April 1851, 2,000 miners had arrived in "Thompson's Dry … Continue reading The Great Lava Bed Wars: The Discovery of Gold

The Politics of Promotion


If only real life were like the bureaucratic life. Samantha Power has been given the nod as our newest U.N Ambassador. She’s worked for George Soros’s Open Society Institute, an organization linked to anti-Semitic rhetoric. That can’t be good news for Israel. Hamas is jumping for joy, though. IRS Exempt Organization Specialist Stephen Seok, who … Continue reading The Politics of Promotion

A Commencement on Crime


President Obama recently lectured the U.S. Naval Academy’s graduating class of 2013 on sexual assault during his commencement speech. The president’s remarks come amid same-stream media reports of an increase in sexual assault cases in the armed forces. “Likewise, those who commit sexual assault are not only committing a crime, they threaten the trust and … Continue reading A Commencement on Crime

Health Care by Committee


Obamacare “death panels,” are real. This comes to light after Health and Human Service Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said, “Well I would suggest sir that again this is an incredibly agonizing situation where someone lives and someone dies.” She was talking about an Affordability Care Act regulation barring a 10-year-old girl -- given just weeks to live -- from … Continue reading Health Care by Committee

Operation: “PRISM”


Since 2007, the National Security Agency and FBI have monitored several Internet companies in an operation code-named "PRISM."  Those companies are AOL, Apple, Google, Dropbox, Facebook, Microsoft, PalTalk, Skype, Yahoo and YouTube. Many of these companies are denying any involvement and it's certain there are others involved. This is happening under the early 70's doctrine of "Third … Continue reading Operation: “PRISM”

The Great Cellphone Data Grab


The National Security Agency held a small ribbon cutting ceremony May 30th for its Utah Data Center. The Center, at Camp Williams near Bluffdale between Utah Lake and Great Salt Lakereportedly houses four 25,000 square foot halls of servers and routers designed to collected and store private data from the Internet, cell phones and other electronic … Continue reading The Great Cellphone Data Grab

You Belong to the State


Nevada's Governor Brian Sandoval recently signed a law named after Reno murder victim Brianna Dennison which will take effect January 1st, 2014. According to the new law, if you're found innocent, not guilty or the charges are dropped, your DNA is expunged from the system. Now the U.S. Supreme Court says law enforcement can legally take your … Continue reading You Belong to the State

The Novikov Principle


“But I thought Da Vinci invented the gun,” I protested as I studied my assignment. “That’s what most people think,” Colonel Jones responded, “But that’s just the product of a poor education system.” Sighing, I returned to my piece of paper, which read, “Hugo Borchardt, 1844-1923.” Since being selected for this operation, I was pretty much lost … Continue reading The Novikov Principle

Linkages


Call me a conspiracy nut -- but I couldn't help connect the dots as I wrote these different radio-news reports over the last eight days... May 23: Nevada lawmakers endorsed NV Energy's plan to retire its coal-fired plants and pave the way for the state's biggest electrical utility to transition to more renewable sources. After several … Continue reading Linkages

Giving Illegal Aliens Legal Driver’s Licenses


Illegal aliens are eligible to get a driver's license in Nevada. Earlier the year President Obama signed an executive order earlier this year barring deportations and granted a pathway to citizenship for children brought to America illegally by their parents, but who have since graduated high school, stayed out of legal trouble and gotten a … Continue reading Giving Illegal Aliens Legal Driver’s Licenses

The Sport of Rodeo


The other morning, Jose asked me when the Reno Rodeo was coming to town. “June 20th,” I answered, then asking, “So do you like the rodeo?” “Oh, yeah,” he answered, "Very much!." “I like the bareback riding events, myself” I said before he could answer. Jose smiled mischievously, “I like the cowgirls.”