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"If voting mattered, they wouldn't let us do it." — Travus T. Hipp, 1982

BREAKING NEWS AND THEN SOME—>
Updated 4-19-2014

Black Panther Party Founding Member Bobby Seale speaks at UNR April 22: Power to the people—>Admission is FREE

Making the best of an inbred situation
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 4-17-2014 Sparks Tribune

College athletes need unions, pay
By Prof. Jake Highton / Expanded from the 4-17-2014 Sparks Tribune

Marching for equal rights and equal pay on tax day

The above year of 2015 is in error. The correct date is April 15, 2014.

Marching for equal rights and equal pay on tax day

April 14, 2014

For more information contact
Janette Dean - Cell (775) 771-8735
For Event on April 15, 2014—  Helene de Boissiere-Swanson, Cell (415) 233-2049

Washoe Valley resident, UNR political science major and 2013 Outstanding Nevada Legislative Intern Janette Dean is working toward passage of the ERA and plans to reach out to a Nevada State Senator to introduce ratification legislation in the 78th Session. She was also able to speak with U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Searchlight, on Monday morning at a "Meet the Candidate and Elected Officials" forum in which he emphasized the importance of many issues such as comprehensive immigration reform, expanded renewable energy usage, an increase in the minimum wage, and equal pay for women who earn just 77 cents to the dollar compared with men.

In reply to her question about supporting the ERA, Reid told Dean and the audience that he would have no problem supporting federal legislation providing passage of the ERA or with Nevada ratification as one of the final three states needed.

In fact, he told Dean, "It's been long enough, hasn't it?"

Dean says she also wants passage of the ERA because "it will finally allow the United States to also ratify the U.N. Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) treaty which we signed in July 1980 but did not ratify because there is no strong legal mechanism to put its provisions into practice which is required upon ratification; the ERA as the 28th Amendment would provide that.
Only seven out of 194 countries have not ratified the CEDAW treaty, including the United States, Sudan, South Sudan, Somalia, Iran and two small Pacific island nations (Palau and Tonga)."

Dean also stated that her current International Human Rights class inspired her involvement to help get Nevada to ratify the ERA. "In class, I learned that despite the fact that women should be protected under existing human rights laws, widespread discrimination in terms of pay, leadership positions, unprosecuted violence, legal bias, and other forms of discrimination continues including deprivation of education and healthcare in several developing areas. This is why laws that specifically outlaw discrimination by sex are indeed necessary such as the long overdue ERA."

Text of the Equal Rights Amendment:

Section 1. Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex.

Section 2. The Congress shall have the power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article.

Section 3. This amendment shall take effect two years after the date of ratification.

SNATCHING DEFEAT FROM THE JAWS OF VICTORY — Read how Sen. Joe Neal, D-North Las Vegas, engineered the most artful piece of parliamentary maneuvering in the history of the Nevada Legislature to pass the ERA in the good old boys' State Senate of 1977 — only to see the bill killed in the previously-committed and lewdly liberal State Assembly by a dirty political deal between two juice lobbyists and eight turncoat Democrats.

UPDATE+Photo: Marching for equal rights and equal pay on tax day


On April 11, 1968, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law the Civil Rights Act of 1964, famously remarking "We have lost the south for a generation."

On April 10, 1947, Brooklyn Dodgers president Branch Rickey announced he had purchased the contract of Jackie Robinson from the Montreal Royals.

The Obamacare Bitcoin online vote exchange
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 4-10-2014 Sparks Tribune

Banqueters cry: Hail, César
By Prof. Jake Highton / Expanded from the 4-10-2014 Sparks Tribune

In search of the modern day Barbara Bennett
Barbwire by Barbano / Substantially expanded from the 4-3-2014 Sparks Tribune

César Chávez Celebration XII
Monday 31 March 2014 / Circus Circus-Reno
NEW! Assemblymember Lucy Flores, Chávez alumna Maria Zamora & Sen. Joe Neal headline César Chávez Day 2014
NEW! —> 1960s Chávez work in Northern Nevada disclosed

Order 2014 César Chávez Celebration tickets, tables & sponsorships

The César Chávez Long March
by Reno artist Erik Holland

The original watercolor was displayed for several years at the Nevada Legislature in the office of Sen. Ruben Kihuen, D-Las Vegas, prime sponsor of the 2009 César Chávez Day bill.

Copyright © 2009 Erik Holland. All rights reserved.

Bob McGowan, Miss America and César Chávez
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 3-27-2014 Sparks Tribune

Barbano on the Barbwire plots new TV season
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Hiding in Plain Sight —>
The Barbwire Education Scandals go mainstream two years later

By Dennis Myers / Reno News & Review 3-27-2014

We Don't Need No Education XXXVIII
The politics of media ga-ga boosterism

Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 3-20-2014 Sparks Tribune

We Don't Need No Education XXXVII
Follytix '14: If you don't laugh, you'll cry

Continuing Barbwire investigation revealing bogus graduation rates finally confirmed by Nevada's two major newspapers
BREAKING NEWS: State illegally uses tax money vs. teacher tax vote
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from
the 3-13-2014 Sparks Tribune

Campaign 2014: An expensive comedy act
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 3-6-2014 Sparks Tribune

WE LOVE LUCY! As political junkies and others of questionable character (which describes most of my fans) learned before the rest of the great unwashed in the Barbwire of Feb. 20 (below), Assemblymember Lucy Flores, D-Las Vegas, will declare her candidacy for Nevada lieutenant governor at 2:00 p.m. PST Saturday, March 1, at the College of Southern Nevada Cheyenne Campus. Does the date imply Lucy is coming in like a lion? Well, she is woman, hear her roar. She will address Washoe Democrats on Tuesday evening, March 4, at DemoHQ, 1465 Terminal Way in Reno. Be well. Raise hell. Esté bien. Haga infierno.

We Don't Need No Education XXXVI —>
Education: The cure spawns an even worse disease
ALSO: Nevada Assemblymember Lucy Flores, D-Las Vegas, will declare for lieutenant governor in early March
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from
the 2-20-2014 Sparks Tribune

Barbano on statewide Nevada Newsmakers TV-radio-web program

Fold your favorite charity, then go thank yourself
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 2-13-2014 Sparks Tribune

College values twisted: Unionize college athletes
Prof. Jake Highton
/ Expanded from the 2-6-2014 Sparks Tribune

Lying means never having to say you're sorry
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 2-6-2014 Sparks Tribune

Barbano the Barbwire Man and Nevada State AFL-CIO Executive Secretary-Treasurer Danny Thompson on statewide Nevada Newsmakers TV-radio-web program
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We Don't Need No Education XXXV: Time to give up?
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 1-30-2014 Sparks Tribune

Grim picture painted of mental health care in Nevada
By Ed Vogel / Las Vegas Review-Journal 1-29-2014

Justice: Just another word for nothing left to lose
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 1-23-2014 Sparks Tribune

Where’s the modern-day Joe Neal for governor, Democrats?
Steve Sebelius / Las Vegas Review-Journal 1-17-2014

All the news you wish you didn't need to know
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 1-16-2014 Sparks Tribune

Barbano on statewide Nevada Newsmakers TV-radio-web program

2:00 p.m. Jan. 18 memorial set for former Nevada Assemblymember and hospital trustee Vivian Freeman

Former Nevada Assemblyman Bernie Anderson dies
Funeral 10:00 a.m. PST Saturday 1-18-2014
@ Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Sparks
San Francisco Chronicle / Associated Press 1-10-2014

Can Amazon drones deliver healthy cigarettes?
Lotsa laughs, César Chávez Celebration XII, Jello Biafra, 3 obits, the campaign to elect Don Dondero
to the Nevada Press Assn. Hall of Fame + Barbwire.TV. What's not to like?
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from
the 1-9-2014 Sparks Tribune

Solar-powered insurance drones from hell
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 1-2-2014 Sparks Tribune

HAPPY NEW YEAR/Feliz Año Nuevo

Hope you and yours enjoyed Happy High Holly Days!
MerryChristmas/Kwanzaa/Solstice/Festivus/Chanukah/Thanksgibleting

Betty J. Barbano
2-7-1941 / 12-27-2005

Warring tribes battle the great black whale
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 12-26-2013 Sparks Tribune

2013: Unlucky number for an ugly year
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 12-19-2013 Sparks Tribune

They don't do anything until somebody dies
UNR & downtown Reno theater firetraps mean little was learned from the Las Vegas Hilton & MGM disasters
Remembering Sen. Joe Neal's landmark high-rise fire sprinkler law
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from
the 12-12-2013 Sparks Tribune

Barbano on statewide Nevada Newsmakers TV-radio-web program
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Barbano vs. D.A. Gammick on cel-phone privacy
KRNV TV-4 Reno / KENV TV-10 Elko / 12:30 p.m. PST Tuesday, 10 Dec. 2013

RENO, Nev. (12-5-2013) — Former Nevada Assemblymember and hospital trustee Vivian Freeman died this morning at her home in Reno. She was 86.

Lamenting the loss of Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 12-5-2013 Sparks Tribune

Reader beware of what's not really there
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 11-28-2013 Sparks Tribune

John F. Kennedy's 2014 Inaugural Address
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 11-21-2013 Sparks Tribune

Let's persuade Apple to start making i-Guns here
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 10-24-2013 Sparks Tribune

Barbwire: Nevada not really a state
No, we were not Battle Born in Kenya
Top 10 reasons Nevada lives in the 19th Century

Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 10-17-2013 Sparks Tribune

Assemblymember Peggy Pierce, D-Las Vegas, 1954-2013

USA at crossroads: New Deal or new Confederacy?
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 10-10-2013 Sparks Tribune

Low-income penalty: Nevada socks it to the working poor
BARBANO: Nevada is one big company town
Dennis Myers / Reno News & Review 10-10-2013

State of Health
National health care comes up against a very sick state. WHAT'S IN IT FOR US?
Dennis Myers / Reno News & Review 10-10-2013

We don't need no education: The neverending series
Daily Sparks (NV) Tribune, Reno News & Review, Las Vegas Review-Journal and The Charlotte (NC) Observer

Travus T. Hipp
Feb. 20, 1937
— May 18, 2012

NEW: The Bullfrog Times-Picayune and
Sticky Stones: Last blast from the past

NEWLY UPLOADED: Love ain't free
Evelyn Kerr's remembrances of the life and times of Travus T. Hipp from the pages of TimeMazine

CD available


Charlie Sheen and the Price of Gasoline
ENERGY, PART DEUX: PUC sides with electrical workers, orders NV Energy staffing investigation
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 3-6-2011 Daily Sparks Tribune

Liberal reasons to oppose liberal positions and policies
Guaranteed to irritate all points of the political spectrum

Political Animal Crackers & Crackups

      "I think it is dangerous to confuse the idea of democracy with elections. Just because you have elections doesn't mean you are a democracy...I'm still taken aback at the extent of indoctrination and propaganda in the United States. It is as if people there are being reared in a sort of altered reality, like broiler chickens or pigs in a pen."

Indian novelist Arundhati Roy
in the Barbwire of 9-12-2004


      
The American electorate is a dumb cow that follows the herd, is easily stampeded, gets milked for all she's worth and produces offspring for meat, muscle or cannon fodder to benefit the few. When all used up, she is sent to the slaughterhouse so that she may give her overlords the last full measure of devotion, bones for Jello and hide for belts. No stars and stripes for her grave because she doesn't merit one, having been totally consumed by our consumptive system.
Barbwire 9-12-2010

"If elections mattered, they wouldn't let us do it." Travus T. Hipp, 1982

Great Minds Think Alike Dept.
Over-rated New York Times Pulitzer over-achiever Thomas Friedman predicts emergence of a third political party a month after the Barbwire did so for the umpteenth time (He's just one short.)
Paul Krugman: Murdoch as Citizen Kane / GOP candidates paid off by Faux News
New York Times 10-3-2001

 

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