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Being Smart on Crime – A Defense of Veteran’s Court

August 1st, 2012 · Comments Off on Being Smart on Crime – A Defense of Veteran’s Court

Last week Thomas Mitchell penned an incredibly ignorant and even offensive post regarding the better-late-than-never expansion of Veteran’s Court in Clark County.  Mr. Mitchell argued against even having a specialized Veteran’s Court, thinking instead that we should ignore everything we know about addiction, the mental trauma of combat, and the relationship between the two, and […]

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Tags: Crime · Veterans

President’s Day Weekend Potpourri

February 21st, 2012 · 1 Comment

Here’s a roundup of some of the happenings of Nevada’s blogosphere over the weekend, in case you were off having a life or something. ~~~ Will NPRI’s separation of powers lawsuit continue forward?  There are clearly grounds for moving forward, even if the original defendant is no longer directly impacted, and eventually, a sitting legislator […]

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Tags: Campaign '12 · Class Warfare · Constitutional Law · Crime · Democrats · Economy · Education · Free Markets · Harry Reid · Judges · Lawyers and the Law · Nevada Politics · Religion · Republicans · Rick Santorum · Social Conservatism · Space

Wasted Money, Wasted Time, Wasted Liberty – Without Actually Catching the Wasted

February 10th, 2012 · 2 Comments

So – on Superbowl Sunday 41 cops from 8 separate law enforcement agencies stop and harass 2,699 innocent motorists over a period of what I can only assume to be many hours, and they catch… 5 whole drunk drivers? That’s an accuracy rate of 0.00185% of total stops versus stops of people who are actual […]

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Tags: Crime · Deficits and Debt

Slightly Tape-Delayed, Almost-Liveblog of the #SCdebate

January 16th, 2012 · 1 Comment

I wish this debate had happened sooner.  Although it definitely helped that there were fewer candidates on stage – it’s not an accident that fewer candidates and no absurd timeclock led to a far more substantive debate than we’ve seen in the past. I haven’t seen a lot of the post-debate spin from other people […]

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Tags: 1st Amendment · 2nd Amendment · Big Government · Campaign '12 · Capitalism · Congress · Crime · Culture · Deficits and Debt · Drugs · Economy · Education · Federalism · Foreign Policy · Judges · Military Service · Mitt Romney · Newt Gingrich · Race · Republicans · Rick Perry · Rick Santorum · Ron Paul · Taxes · Voter Fraud

There’s a Lesson Here – Don’t Blog Angry

December 23rd, 2011 · 10 Comments

This is a funny little lesson on getting one’s facts straight. Today, I noticed that Chuck Muth had written a blog post about me, one which is just a straight up, flat out, verifiable flasehood.  There’s no other word for it.  I understand he’s upset with me for exposing his Republican-harming unethical conduct in the […]

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Tags: Assembly 25 Campaign · Crime · Housekeeping · Nevada Politics

What’s More Disgusting Than The Murder of Innocents? Using Those Murders To Limit the Civil Liberties of Your Political Opponents (Or Anyone Else)

January 11th, 2011 · 3 Comments

I keep thinking about Christina Green, the 9 year old girl who was murdered in Tuscon this weekend. I think about how many political events I’ve been to, and how many times my family has been with me.  I think about my own little girl.  I think of the many drawers full of felony cases […]

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Tags: 1st Amendment · 2nd Amendment · Constitutional Law · Crime · Hillary Clinton · Palin · Partisanship

“Taco Bell Named an Unindicted Co-Conspirator”

September 25th, 2008 · 4 Comments

So a guy farts on a police officer, and gets charged with battery.  Awesome. When police were trying to get fingerprints, police say Cruz moved closer to the officer and passed gas on him. The investigating officer remarked in the criminal complaint that the odor was very strong. Cruz is now charged with battery on […]

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Tags: Crime · Silliness