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Posted by on Apr 11, 2014 in Blog, Las Vegas, Politics, Rants and Raves, Talking Points | 3 comments

My Rant Against the Republican National Convention Coming to Las Vegas (Video)

 

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“My message to Republicans considering holding their 2016 national convention in Las Vegas is this….STAY OUT!  WE DON’T WANT YOU HERE!”

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In the news today, the far-right wing of the Republican Party (translation:  THE REPUBLICAN PARTY) made it official.

They oppose the 2016 Republican National Convention being held in Las Vegas.

Shocker!

Las Vegas had been reported as one of the early frontrunners to host the next national convention.  If either major political party were to hold its gathering in Las Vegas, that would indeed be big news for our fair city, which still seems determined to try and diversify its image and shed its association with gambling (and other forms of “vice”).

Meanwhile, most of us frankly don’t care what anyone else thinks of us.  We’re perfectly happy to live here and let everyone think we’re a bunch of gangsters.  Maybe that will keep people from moving here.  Well on second thought, given that Las Vegas has been one of America’s fastest-growing cities for the past decade, maybe not.

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Posted by on Apr 10, 2014 in Blog, General Poker, Talking Points, Video 1 | 3 comments

Non-Fiction Poker Books that Missed the Cut (“Talking Points with Nolan Dalla”)

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Yesterday, I posted a list of (what I believe to be) the most important poker books ever written.

Unfortunately, several worthy non-fiction narrative contenders weren’t even mentioned, and missed the cut.

So today, I’m going to rectify that, at least in part, with a video blog (vlog) on some other poker books which merit consideration.

This is Part 1 of 2 in a continuation of the (weekly) video series called “Talking Points.”  The next part will be a more in-depth discussion of why I listed the books ranked 1 through 10.

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Posted by on Apr 7, 2014 in Blog, Las Vegas, Rants and Raves, Restaurant Reviews, Talking Points | 10 comments

My Rant About Results of the Las Vegas Review-Journal Annual “Readers’ Poll”

 

 

Give me props.

This year, I made it all the way to page 16.  That’s when I finally blew up and burned the newspaper.

By then, I’d had enough.

Of course, I’m talking about the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s annual “Readers’ Poll.”  Every year the readers of the city’s biggest newpaper send in their picks for their favorite this and that, which are tallied up and later released as the winners of the “Best of Las Vegas” awards.

Categories include everything from the best dry cleaners to the best Thai food.  The guide runs about 50 pages long and covers just about everything you can possibly think of — and then some.  And I made it all the way to page 16.

Hooray!

This latest edition of “Talking Points” features my immediate response upon seeing this year’s results for the first time.  As you might expect, there’s excessive profanity.

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