Starting the heavy construction
on a new labor-liberal-green-
BUILD IT AND THEY WILL VOTE Hardhatted and hard at it,
construction workers build the new
Our Lady of Perpetual Campaign Contributions Cathedral somewhere
in the High Desert Outback of the American Dream.
tuned for follytix, polytix and serious lampoons of the usual poltroons.
Keep your tools handy and your powder dry.
SOON: ASK ANDY
So many people have been asking for advice on how to vote
that I might as well publish it. Such comments will be totally non-objective
and thus objectionable to some, useful to others and occasionally amusing
to all. Be well. Raise hell.
TOPICS ON NEVADA TELEVISION
and other disreputable dens of iniquity
Updated Saturday, 9-18-2004
Dear Readers, Fellow-Travelers,
Compatriots, Constituents and Detractors:
Tonight, the political dinosaurs who scored high-percentages predicting
primary election results will bask in glory and take a few lumps. Tune
in to northern Nevada's PBS affiliate KNPB TV-5 this evening (Saturday,
Sept. 18) at 5:30 p.m.
Former Nevada Attorney General Brian McKay (R), Former State Treasurer
Patty Caferatta (R), Nevada Assembly Speaker Emeritus Joe Dini, (D-Yerington)
and NevadaLabor.com editor
Andrew Barbano join moderator Erin Meehan Breen to perform a primary
For more details, go to the
POLITICS AND POKER FROM BALLOTBOXING.US
1. TODAY'S BILL RICHARDSON EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED.
Apparently, some people have not gotten the word that the Reno visit
by Gov. Bill RIchardson, D-New Mexico, scheduled for Sept. 18, has been
canceled. No info as to why. Maybe John Edwards and Dick Cheney in the
same week was all the follytix we could be expected to handle. Saturday
is sorely needed for beer, Barry Bonds and minor league football (UN,R
plays Buffalo today, which if nothing else, provides a great segue...)
2. WHERE'S BUFFALO BOB WHEN WE NEED HIM?
Hey kids, I'll be shouting from the pundit gallery next Thursday on
Sam Shad's statewide Nevada Newsmakers. For next week's bombastic and
iconoclastic tv-cable-radio program schedule, click
thee unto here.
3. WE'RE FINALLY NUMBER ONE AT SOMETHING GOOD.
Today's New York Times editorially praises the Silver State for successfully
holding an electronic election with a paper trail.
Alas and alack, much of the rest of the nation is as susceptible to
hackers as Troy was to wooden horses.
4. FRANZ KAFKA, CALL YOUR OFFICE.
The jury has finally come in on this country's character. Franz Kafka
has soundly defeated Frank Capra.
Exhibit A: CITIZENSHIP ON HOLD. The swearing
in of new citizens around the country has been squelched until
such time as Homeland Insecurity Czar Tom Ridge can print new
stationery. (None of those people really wanted to vote in November,
did they?) Read
it and weep.
Ex B. Need more evidence? Try this rare
sensible commentary from the Social Darwinists devolving daily
at the Las Vegas Review-Journal editorial page: "A blow against
the secrecy state Federal
government didn't even want to produce its photo ID law"
5. PROPAGANDA IS NEVER HAVING TO SAY YOU'RE
SORRY. In tomorrow's Sparks Tribune (reprinted in next Friday's
Comstock Chronicle), I expand on the hoary history of the right-wing
rich guys' propaganda machine with the latest in my series on corporate
PR for fun and profit. This week: I tol'jaso 10 years ago. Go to Barbwire.info
to catch up on the required reading.
6. BET ON CHENEY NOT COMING BACK TO RENO.
Imagine how our sensitive vice-president felt when the announcement
of Michael Moore's October
visit to UN,R got more ink than the distinguished ambassador from Halliburton.
Moore scored the above-the-fold headline on the front page of last Thursday's
Reno Gazette-Journal while news of the vice-president's speech was reduced
to little more than a sidebar. If the shadow president had any lingering
doubts about them dirty pinko commies at Gannett Newspapers, they were
removed if he saw the rather unfortunate juxtaposition on Friday's front
page: "Cheney rallies supporters. Authorities find body near
Don't call us,
we'll call you.
7. THE APPROPRIATE QUOTE FOR THIS INCREASINGLY
SICKO ELECTION SEASON:
"I'll bend every effort to win,
and I come from a long line of effort benders." -- legendary comic
actor W.C. Fields.
Be well. Raise hell.
COMING SOON TO NEVADALABOR.COM:
Photos and highlights of United Farm Workers Union co-founder Dolores
Huerta's speech to Reno workers.
Red meat and politicians
hung out to bleed
most inspiring candidates of 2004
YOU SAW IT FIRST AT BALLOTBOXING.US
Tomorrow's news today
& non-GOP Primary Sample Ballots Missing in Northern Nevada
Voter registrar intentionally mailed Republicans first
Other swimmers in the political alphabet soup bowl mad as wet hens
8-24-2004: Reno Gazette-Journal prints your story
Update: Some ballots still missing. Whassup?
SWINGTOWN Campaign ads flood Reno, study says
City most popular
market in country: TV spots targeting battleground state.