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Republicans: The Party of “Anti”

Posted by on Jan 5, 2023 in Blog, Politics, Rants and Raves, What's Left | 1 comment




It’s rare that I cut and paste something from a friend and then post it verbatim on my own page.

However, this comment from Patti Beadles is so profound and so perfectly on target that it needs no further commentary, nor embellishment. It also demands to be shared.

Here’s a “thought of the day” well worth pondering, especially right now as we witness such glaring Republican dysfunction — from hysterical incompetence to outright treason.

Quoting Patti Beadles:

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Loving Las Vegas vs. Leaving Las Vegas

Posted by on Jan 4, 2023 in Blog, Essays, Las Vegas, Personal, Travel | 0 comments



Here are a few questions aimed mostly at locals like myself who have lived in Las Vegas for quite a while, but also have little or no interest in casinos, gambling, and other attractions that are synonymous with the city.

The questions are — why do you stay here? And — why remain here if the primary reason that the city exists doesn’t interest you?

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A Disability Doesn’t Mean Disabled

Posted by on Jan 3, 2023 in Blog | 0 comments



When we see a business hire a mentally or physically challenged person, it really says something about the business and its management.

For example, here in Las Vegas, the local movie theatre we frequent hired a mentally-challenged young man as a ticket taker. He’s the guy who stands on his feet for an entire shift, always scans each movie ticket carefully, looks the person directly in the eye, and then tells them which theatre the movie is playing in and which direction to go (even though the number is printed clearly on the ticket).

At first, this speech seemed like overkill. Almost like clearing customs. Then, each time we went in and saw the young man, he’s given the same speech in a loud voice that made it clear he struggles with words at times, but is also very, very, very proud of his job.

He’s been at that movie theatre for close to ten years now. And, I love hearing his speech.

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2022 NFL Analysis and Picks (Week 17)

Posted by on Dec 29, 2022 in Blog, Sports Betting | 2 comments



For most of this regular season, I’ve been posting photos from many friends of their seat views at NFL games.

Now, as the season winds down, I couldn’t help but be amused by this view from last Sunday’s New Orleans-Cleveland game.  It was 6 degrees at kickoff and the wind chill was -22 below zero.  One thing is for sure — those are some great fans!  Those are also some terrible seats.

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What’s the Craziest Thing You’ve Seen on an Airplane?

Posted by on Dec 28, 2022 in Blog, Essays, Las Vegas, Travel | 0 comments




Lots of people are struggling with travel difficulties, right now. So, here’s a question that hopefully will bring a few smiles and laughs. Please help, please share, and please join the fun!

What’s the funniest/craziest/wildest thing you’ve ever seen happen on an airplane (or airport)?

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