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Everybody knows the dice
Abe: white hood on a stovepipe hat
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 2-21-2013 Daily Sparks Tribune
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If Reform Fails: Health Care, Jobs and Unions new power to the people on the public airwaves
program premiers were available to every television set in the region
because of a high-mileage media hybrid.
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The case against term limits was validated this week by Washoe County Republican lawmakers.
Leader Pat Hickey and Assemblymember Randy Kirner advocated exemption
of senior citizens from a proposed property tax increase to maintain and repair
They apparently don't know about the Nevada constitutional provision that mandates "a uniform and equal rate of assessment and taxation." (Article 10, Section 1)
That's probably why seniors could not be exempt from previous property taxes but could apply for a legally questionable and now-cancelled rebate program.
Not to worry.
Watch the Barbwire for instructions about invalidating the term limit law.
MINDS THINK ALIKE DEPT. > In his biennial
address to a joint session of the Nevada Legislature, U.S. Senate Majority
Leader Harry Reid, D-Searchlight, called on lawmakers to repeal the state's
term limit law.
ABHORRENT ABE. What legislative dingbat allowed one Walden Earhart to parade around Monday in Abraham Lincoln drag?
Mr. Earhart has two claims to fame.
He was the first candidate
in Nevada history to lose to none-of-the-above and vaguely resembles our greatest
Speaking as Lincoln in 2011, he revised history to morph Honest Abe into a 19th Century clone of Grover Norquist and other moonhowling brutes.
After almost a half-hour
of rambling, he left his bogus Lincoln to launch a hateful, bigoted screed,
concluding with a promise that if Barack Obama were re-elected, he would
leave the country.
Travel light, Mr. Earhart.
Your white sheet will
fit nicely over a long coat and your hood can be snugly supported by a stovepipe
RENDER UNTO CÉSAR. César Chávez Celebration XI happens on the evening of March 28 at Circus Circus-Reno.
Chávez's mentor, legendary union organizer Fred Ross, Sr., will be installed in the César Chávez Nevada Labor Hall of Fame.
A national campaign
is underway to convince the president to award Mr. Ross a posthumous presidential
medal of freedom.
He did a lot of work in Nevada which I will explore in future columns.
For info, go to CesarChavezNevada.com/
RENDER UNTO GUIDO. Great minds think alike.
endorsed Father Guido Sarducci's election as the first American pope,
a Facebook page has been launched on behalf of former Saturday Night Live
comic actor Don Novello's alter ego.
The Catholic Church may be a lot of things, but a lotta laughs, it ain't.
Time for a change alá Voltaire who said that God is a comedian playing to an audience afraid to laugh.
HONOR YOUR DON. Keep sending comments supporting legendary Nevada photographer Don Dondero (1920-2003) for the Nevada Press Association Hall of Fame.
His life's work appeared worldwide, including this newspaper.
Enlist in the campaign to install Big Don.
Please send me your memories and endorsements via e-mail or to P.O. Box 10034, Reno NV 89510.
The Barbwire got the late RGJ columnist Guy Richardson elected last year.
Let's go for a repeat.
HONOR THY FATHER. Next year, Erin Bilbray, daughter of former Nevada university regent, state senator and congressman James Bilbray, will probably seek to unseat sophomore Congresscritter Joe Heck, R-Las Vegas.
Support the return of community TV to these parts.
If last year's elections didn't convince you of the need, the 2013 legislature certainly will.
You may donate at ReSurge.TV or contact me.
VOTE FOR THE LUCKY 13, the most powerful Nevadans of 2013. Send nominations to <firstname.lastname@example.org>
year's rogues gallery will be linked to the expanded web edition of this
column at NevadaLabor.com/
LET'S GET IT ON. E-me to get on the Barbwire News bulletin list for information not filtered through corporate lenses.
I broke a bushel of major stories last year.
Be well. Raise hell.
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 email@example.com. 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
...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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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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