Life Lesson #11

Stop being idle. Don’t think too much or you’ll create a problem that wasn’t even there in the first place. Evaluate situations and take decisive action. You can't change what you refuse to face. Making progress involves risk. You can’t make it to second base with your foot on first.


All Hail, Emperor Obama

Obviously, President Barack Obama doesn’t care about the four-million immigrants waiting to get into the U.S. legally. And now, we do have a broken immigration system. On the evening of 104th Anniversary of the Mexican Revolution, Obama said he would use his executive power to damage the U.S. through so-called ‘immigration reform,’ by blocking deportations … Continue reading All Hail, Emperor Obama

The Great Lava Bed Wars: Battle of Lost River

Without a peaceful settlement by November 27th, Superintendent Odeneal requested Major John Green, commanding officer at Fort Klamath, to provide enough troops to force Captain Jack to move back to the reservation. The next day, Captain James Jackson, commanding 40 troops, left Fort Klamath for Captain Jack's camp on Lost River. The troops, reinforced by … Continue reading The Great Lava Bed Wars: Battle of Lost River

It Wasn’t the Democrats!

The Reno-Sparks NAACP wants the Nevada State Assembly Republican Caucus to vacate its recent election of Sparks Assemblyman Ira Hansen as speaker after 'questionable' comments attributed to him appeared in a Reno paper. The Reno News & Review’s Dennis Myer, who was Nevada’s chief deputy secretary of state under Democrat Governor Bob Miller from 1987 to … Continue reading It Wasn’t the Democrats!

The Internet Lynching of Bill Cosby

Bill Cosby is an outspoken Democrat. But over the past several years, Cosby has railed against ‘entitled’ Americans for their ‘thuggish’ behavior and for remaining uneducated. Cosby -- since the 60s -- has been telling the truth about society, through the lens of humor.  But now he’s on the Progressive ‘hit list’ of political correctness, for calling … Continue reading The Internet Lynching of Bill Cosby

Life Lesson #10

Stop looking to others for happiness. If you’re not happy with who you are on the inside, you won’t be happy in a long-term relationship with anyone else either. You have to create stability in your own life first before you can share it with someone else.

Nevada Broadcast Company Fails to Disclose Donations to Democratic Candidate

Reno, Nevada’s NBC affiliate, KRNV and their parent company gave a total of $40,000 to Ross Miller, the Democratic candidate for state attorney general in Nevada, but failed to mention this during their coverage of the race. KRNV general manager Amie Chapman told CNS News, “This event has nothing to do with Sinclair Broadcast Group. … Continue reading Nevada Broadcast Company Fails to Disclose Donations to Democratic Candidate

The Bear Verses the Eagle

As Mother Russia grows stronger, the U.S. appears to be getting weaker. Reports say tanks and other military vehicles are pouring over the border from Russia into eastern Ukraine, while the former Soviet Union’s long-range bomber patrols will now include the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico along with California and Alaska. And the Obama … Continue reading The Bear Verses the Eagle

Net-neutrality and Progressive Stupidity

Recently President Obama urged the FCC to adopt tighter regulations on broadband service in an effort to preserve "a free and open Internet." This means treating the Internet as a utility, so IPS’s would be unable "to restrict the best access or to pick winners and losers in the online marketplace for services and ideas." … Continue reading Net-neutrality and Progressive Stupidity

What Happened to Frein’s Face?

Accused cop killer Eric Frein, one of the FBI's 10 Most Wanted Fugitives, was captured after a 48-day manhunt in Pennsylvania. He’s now charged with first-degree murder, homicide of a law enforcement officer, attempted murder and possession of weapons of mass destruction. U.S. Marshals Service Task force commander Scott Malkowski told ABC News that once … Continue reading What Happened to Frein’s Face?

What the Army says About Ebola

As the Center for Disease Control continues to claim Ebola is hard to catch and can’t be transmitted through ‘airborne’ means, the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases handbook, titled “USAMRID’s Medical Management of Biological Casualties Handbook,” warns it can be. From the chapter, “Viral Hemorrhagic Fever,’ -- a category that includes Ebola, -- … Continue reading What the Army says About Ebola

The Hunt for Missing Randy Markin

Last month, a friend from high school disappeared from his apartment in Arcata. The local media put out a standard ‘missing persons’ story based on what the police department issued in a bulletin, but it hasn’t brought him any closer to being brought home. In fact, when I learned Randy Markin had vanished, I wrote … Continue reading The Hunt for Missing Randy Markin

Nevada Picks Businesses to Support or Destroy

In September 2014, the State of Nevada announced a grand deal with Tesla, which is going to make lithium ion battery at a factory east of the Reno/Sparks area. The same state authorities are now doing their best to shut down the ride-share program, “Uber,” which started operating in Nevada last month. The attempt to … Continue reading Nevada Picks Businesses to Support or Destroy

Dichotomy of the Belt Buckle

Nevada turned 150-years-old on Halloween. I would love to buy myself one of those silver cowboy belt buckles that commemorates the anniversary. I bought one when the state was but 125-years-old in 1989. As I wrote this down, I realized the dichotomy of the situation and found myself chuckling. That’s because I realized due to the … Continue reading Dichotomy of the Belt Buckle

Nevada’s 2014 Election Results Delayed

Final election results were delayed Tuesday night and were not posted until early Wednesday morning. Jus’ more electoral hanky-panky involving Secretary of State Ross Miller’s office? I'll let you decide. Washoe County's Registrar of Voters said this: "State software having trouble reading files for final verification of absentee ballots. Registrar's office is working with software … Continue reading Nevada’s 2014 Election Results Delayed

The Mixing of Personal Politics and Professional Reporting

It's been over eight-years now since being fired for personally blogging my political opinion while working as a newspaper reporter. Labeled 'unethical,' I was subject of conversation at the local university and the world-wide web. I honestly don't think a reporter should be separated from their opinion, but I also believe it is up to the reporter to … Continue reading The Mixing of Personal Politics and Professional Reporting

The Divide Remains

KRNV reporter Terri Hendry made this observation via Twitter during the mid-term election celebration’s in Reno: “At GOP headquarters at the Peppermill, FOX is on the TV. At Dem headquarters, it's MSNBC. No surprises there.” Obviously, neither party has learned anything...

Harry Reid Goes After the Bundy Ranch, Again

Senator Harry Reid told Reno's KRNV in April 2014, “This is not over,” following the stand-off at the Bundy Ranch. He wasn't kidding having introduced a bill to seize nearly 1 million acres of Nevada -- including land involving the Bundy Ranch. "...Reid last month introduced legislation to withdraw 805,100 acres of federal land in Garden Valley and Coal Valley straddling … Continue reading Harry Reid Goes After the Bundy Ranch, Again