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Guido Sarducci & Wildhorse Annie II
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 2-14-2013 Daily Sparks Tribune
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The hand of God has manifested Nevada's economic resurgence, a betting bonanza that will make the Super Bowl look like Sunday school: the Papal Bowl.
London bookmakers have posted early lines but the Brits have no imagination when it comes to picking a new pope.
Whad'ya expect from the country that spawned Henry VIII?
There's buzz for a candidate from Montreal, another from Africa, most from among my soul brothers cloistered in the Vatican City Paisano monopoly.
Starting with the late Francis Cardinal Spellman in New York City, the U.S. Catholic hierarchy cut a capitalistic deal with Rome: keep them contributions coming and we can do our own thing.
Church ranks have been dwindling in the northern hemisphere but growing like kudzu in the south, hence the speculation about a (pardon the pun) dark horse from Africa or Latin America. (Where is a good liberation theologian like Salvadoran Bishop Oscar Romero when we need him?)
The U.S. needs to be creative to be competitive in both the betting and the vetting.
With all due respect to the Nuns on the Bus I'd vote for a female pope there is only one American who can break through the clutter of the College of Cardinals: Father Guido Sarducci.
God already gave us a sign. In the person of his creator, comedian Don Novello, he appeared on the Saturday Night Live prime time retrospective last Sunday, a day before the pope resigned.
As always, God made it a lesson in humility, as Father Sarducci was up against the Grammy Awards.
But the message is clear.
In order to make it to sainthood, the church requires two documented miracles from a dead Catholic.
Father Guido is blessed with the ability to see the future of the church and better yet, he's still alive.
In 2005, he alone predicted the new pope would take the name Benedict.
The man is a visionary with visions of God from God.
He also has heavyweight
TV network connections.
As of this date, the Barbwire starts the campaign to make Father Guido Sarducci the next pope.
Guess I better hit Facebook
Nevada sportsbooks can make so much money that our dens of iniquity will become the holy of holies.
Gambling as a religious experience!
Thank you, God.
THE RETURN OF WILDHORSE ANNIE. Photographer and former union organizer Annie Jantzen is doing the Lord's work trying to the lives of the Deer Run Herd near Carson City.
"The BLM recently trapped five horses, approximately half the herd," she says.
BLM bureaucrats cited bogus public safety and genetic issues, she asserts.
"The neighborhood and community were taken by surprise since BLM acted independently of the law requiring the public be notified of any proposed action and alternatives examined," she told me.
A BLM representative told her citizens group that the decision to grab the entire herd had already been made.
Next stop Alpo?
The biggest danger lies in the potential spontaneous abortion of foals if pregnant mares are traumatized by capture and moving, a sadly frequent occurrence.
Wildhorse Annie II and her neighbors are feverishly researching legal strategies and looking for guidance from experts.
They only have till
If you can help or know someone who might, please contact Annie at 775-434-9967 or e-mail <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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Andrew Barbano is a 44-year Nevadan, chair of the Nevada César Chávez Committee, producer of Nevada's annual César Chávez Day celebration, first vice-president and political action chair of the Reno-Sparks NAACP, labor/consumer/civil rights advocate, member of Communications Workers of America Local 9413/AFL-CIO and editor of NevadaLabor.com and JoeNeal.org. As always, his opinions are strictly his own. Check local listings for other Nevada cable systems. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Barbwire by Barbano has originated in the Daily Sparks Tribune since 1988.
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
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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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Andrew Barbano is a 44-year Nevadan, editor of NevadaLabor.com and JoeNeal.org; and former chair of the City of Reno's Citizens Cable Compliance Committee, He is producer of Nevada's annual César Chávez Day celebration and serves as first vice-president, political action chair and webmaster of the Reno-Sparks NAACP. As always, his opinions are strictly his own. E-mail email@example.com.
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