Ten thousand words of Donald Trump
What follows is a transcript of Donald Trump’s “speech” at the Treasure Island on Thursday, a trip into a rhetorical heart of darkness that makes Dennis Hopper in “Apocalypse Now” sound coherent.
Bye bye, Steve Ross
The power of incumbency for appointed Commissioner Marilyn Kirkpatrick. The fundraiser below should take care of the message-sending and cash-building, assuming Steve Sisolak doesn't take all the money for his gubernatorial campaign. I'm sure would-be Commissioner Steve Ross can find something else to do.....
Culinary begins airing Spanish-language radio ad in advance of debate
The Culinary union, which has been lobbying for an end to the so-called Cadillac tax in Obamacare, began a Spanish-language radio ad today targeting the Democratic presidential candiodates in advance of next week's debate. It mentions a Republican (Dean Heller) friendly to the cause and takes a pretty tough line. The script:
ACLU sends demand letter to Elko School District alleging violations of state and federal law
A couple of weeks after Elko school trustees, encouraged by three conservative legislators, declined to invoke an anti-bullying law to protect a transgender student, the ACLU of Nevada is signaling it intends to sue. On Tuesday, the ACLU sent a letter (see below) that demands the district respond by Tuesday: "The Elko County School District’s refusal to allow Doe to use the boys’ restroom violates Title IX, the Equal Protection Clause, and both Nevada public accommodation laws and Nevada laws prohibiting bullying."
GOP Chairman McDonald attacks Clark chair, RJ and makes laughable claim about RNC
After Clark County Chairman Ed Williams resigned from the state party's executive board, citing Chairman Michael McDonald's problems, the leader who bankrupted the state GOP, was hired in a six-figure no-work job by the state treasurer and is enmeshed in a scandal fired back.
Trump to hold rally at TI next week
Donald Trump will hold a rally in Las Vegas on Thursday at the Tresaure Island, which is owned by his pal, Phil Ruffin.
Nevada's GOP Ass. Caucus can't keep its endorsements straight
Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Michele Fiore and John Moore. Take them. Please. (Sorry, Henny.) Fiore, who is busily preparing a congressional bid (Health plan: Treat all cancers as fungi!), and Moore, famous mostly for being a Fiore echo, have each endorsed two candidates now in the presidential race. So, too, has Fiore's BFF, Victoria Seaman. Oh, GOP Ass. Caucus. I have missed you so.
Culinary to take advantage of Democratic debate in Vegas, highlight dispute at Trump's hotel
This is smart, the day before the Oct. 13 Democratic presidential debate at The Wynn.
Citizen Outhouse boss, Assemblyman Brent Jones launch smear against speaker
I didn’t want to write about this. I really didn’t. But they have left me no choice. “They” are members of The Barnacle Caucus, the lowlifes who attach themselves to the ship of politics and serve no useful purpose. They are slimy but usually no more than annoying. This time, though, they have sunk to a new level, which now cannot be ignored because it has been pushed to the public airwaves.
Why won't Harry Reid reveal the identities of three contributors?
UPDATE: After I posted this, Reid spokeswoman Kristen Orthman finally gave me answer, saying the names would not be released out of privacy: "It was donors who had passed away and had already given to the general election." ----