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Everybody knows the dice
winners, whiners & white guys
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 1-3-2013 Daily Sparks Tribune
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program premiers were available to every television set in the region
because of a high-mileage media hybrid.
Barbwire's Greatest Hits
"When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro" > Hunter S. Thompson
Chris Ault is a great coach but a flailing boxer.
He telegraphed his knockout punch and the PR media missed it.
Servitors of the jockocracy
as usual, the mainstream media would not risk any speculation that the "big
press conference" Ault announced might close the little general's career.
Haven't these guys been watching Fox News or listening to KKKOH?
Speculation is the name
of the ratings game.
A few days before resigning as UNR head football guru, Ault lamented looming schedules which almost guarantee frequent lopsided losses to mega-funded opponents.
Ault may go on to a very lucrative NFL career.
It's long past time to end the scam of the mythological student-athlete in big money sports.
I'm a union man.
People should be fairly
paid for honest labor.
St. Louis Cardinals baseball player Curt Flood had to go to court to end team ownership of players as cattle.
He destroyed his career
in the process.
Colleges squander billions while their players starve and risk losing eligibility and scholarships for accepting as little as a sandwich.
UNR student health services have been delivered at artificially inflated prices for a quarter-century to subsidize a voracious athletic department.
There's never enough.
Just as the Reno Aces and Reno Bighorns are farm teams for the big leagues, UNR runs a taxpayer-subsidized training camp for the NFL.
I pity the next Wolf Pack coach who will almost certainly get quickly fired for committing two unforgivable sins: not beating the likes of Notre Dame (remember the flaming 2009 shutout?) and not being Chris Ault.
PREDICTION CONNIPTION PART DEUX. Shortly will come earth-shaking revelations undercutting the validity of hundreds of longstanding Nevada laws.
WALLA WALLA WHOA! On New Year's Day, the PBS Newshour reported that a Washington community college created a "first of its kind in the nation" wine-making program.
God, even PBS has become incompetent.
My alma mater, Fresno
State, had a world-class enology department when I attended in the 1960s.
I need a drink.
NOW A TOAST. On Jan. 3, Reno attorney and occasional Tribune columnist Jeffrey Blanck will be sworn in as the first non-African-American president in the 66-year existence of the Reno-Sparks NAACP.
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Committee, producer of Nevada's annual
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John F. Kennedy's 2013 inaugural address
Excerpted from the original full text from 12-29-1991 (.pdf)
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 11-22-2012 Daily Sparks Tribune
JFK, Jr.: Hope dies hard and yet springs eternal
Barbwire by Barbano / Daily Sparks Tribune / 7-25-1999
Your better life today had President Kennedy lived
Barbwire by Barbano / Daily Sparks Tribune / 12-28-1997
We Don't Need No Education
The continuing series
...and more ammo...
The Post-Dated Recession: Pay me now or pay me later
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 9-6-2012 Daily Sparks Tribune
The Post-dated Recession
By Joshua H. Silavent / Daily Sparks Tribune / 5-3-2011
Union decline and rising inequality in two charts
by Colin Gordon
Economic Policy Institute / 6-5-2012
Used in journalist Mark Robison's extensive Hard Labor: Nevada unions tout role in helping workers, firms, economy (Sunday 2 Sept. 2012 Reno Gazette-Journal, page one, Reno Rebirth section of the print edition). Union men Jim Burrell, Paul McKenzie and Guy Louis Rocha did the movement proud. Not included in the RGJ online edition.
Nevada Press Assn. Better Newspaper Contest
HAT TRICK: Barbwire takes first place three years in a row.
The campaign against forcibly-paid newspaper obituaries
And they wonder why the newspaper business is dying?
The Dean's List
The Dean of Reno Bloggers could very well be Andrew Barbano, self-described "fighter of public demons," who started putting his "Barbwire" columns online in 1996 and now runs 10 sites.
RENO NEWS & REVIEW, 11-9-2006
The 2009 first-place Nevada Press Association award winners
Tony the Tiger & the flaky NFL
Barbwire / 11-30-2008
Deregulation is never having to say you're sorry
Barbwire / 8-3-2008
Nevada: A good place to visit, but do you want to live here?
Barbwire / 6-15-2008
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