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A metal monolith has somehow been installed in the ground in a remote area of red rock in southeast Utah.
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Monolith discovery in Utah canyon prompts ‘planet’ warning

A metal monolith has somehow been installed in the ground in a remote area of red rock in southeast Utah. Continue reading Monolith discovery in Utah canyon prompts ‘planet’ warning at birdpuk.

What a strange year it has been.  
The spring has unusually cool, so I planted the vegetable garden later than usual. Then it got extremely hot immediately. The tomato plants produced a few tomatoes but then largely went dormant.  
With the cooling of autumn, out popped more tomatoes. But it is so cool they are not ripening.  
I picked a half dozen and left them in the kitchen window to ripen, but to no avail.  
So, for the first time in my life I fixed fried green tomatoes. Simple recipe I… Fried Green Tomatoes, Tomato Plants, Another One, Vegetable Garden, Easy Meals, Vegetables, Vegetable Garden Planner, Vegetable Gardening

Another first in 2020

What a strange year it has been. The spring has unusually cool, so I planted the vegetable garden later than usual. Then it got extremely hot immediately. The tomato plants produced a few tomatoes but then largely went dormant. With the cooling of autumn, out popped more tomatoes. But it is so cool they are not ripening. I picked a half dozen and left them in the kitchen window to ripen, but to no avail. So, for the first time in my life I fixed fried green tomatoes. Simple recipe I…

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On Monday a Clark County District Court judge threw out a DUI conviction because the prosecutor in the case also serves in the state Legislature, a violation of the Nevada Constitution Separation of Powers Clause. Judge Richard Scotti wrote: Appellant Jennifer Plumlee was deprived of her Constitutional rights of procedural due process because her prosecutor, Deputy District Attorney Scheible, also served as a Legislator at the time of the trial, in violation of the Separation of Powers… Clark County, Court Judge, Constitutional Rights, District Court, Nevada, Hold On, Writing, Sayings

Judge holds Separation of Powers Clause means just what it says

On Monday a Clark County District Court judge threw out a DUI conviction because the prosecutor in the case also serves in the state Legislature, a violation of the Nevada Constitution Separation of Powers Clause. Judge Richard Scotti wrote: Appellant Jennifer Plumlee was deprived of her Constitutional rights of procedural due process because her prosecutor, Deputy District Attorney Scheible, also served as a Legislator at the time of the trial, in violation of the Separation of Powers…

Veterans come in all shapes, sizes, skin tone, attitudes and condition of servitude.  
These include those conscripted to serve in the Vietnam-era. A somewhat fictionalized version of their stories is now recounted in a recently released novel titled “Last Draftees” by longtime Las Vegas newspaper reporter Keith Rogers with the aid of Robert Foust, Willie McTear and Larry Keller.  
Ironically enough the draft in this country was first used during the Civil War, which supposedly fwas ought to… Us Army Soldier, Veterans Day, Vietnam War, Civil Rights, Skin Tone, Newspaper, Larry, Las Vegas, Novels

Those ‘Last Draftees’ should also be recognized on Veterans Day

Veterans come in all shapes, sizes, skin tone, attitudes and condition of servitude. These include those conscripted to serve in the Vietnam-era. A somewhat fictionalized version of their stories is now recounted in a recently released novel titled “Last Draftees” by longtime Las Vegas newspaper reporter Keith Rogers with the aid of Robert Foust, Willie McTear and Larry Keller. Ironically enough the draft in this country was first used during the Civil War, which supposedly fwas ought to…

“At a time in their lives when their days and nights should have been filled with innocent adventure, love, and the lessons of the workaday world, they were fighting in the most primitive conditions possible across the bloodied landscape of France, Belgium, Italy, Austria, and the coral islands of the Pacific. They answered the call to save the world from the two most powerful and ruthless military machines ever assembled, instruments of conquest in the hands of fascist maniacs. They faced… The Coral Island, Veterans Day, Austria, Belgium, Islands, Primitive, Two By Two, Instruments, Military

A Veterans Day recollection

“At a time in their lives when their days and nights should have been filled with innocent adventure, love, and the lessons of the workaday world, they were fighting in the most primitive conditions possible across the bloodied landscape of France, Belgium, Italy, Austria, and the coral islands of the Pacific. They answered the call to save the world from the two most powerful and ruthless military machines ever assembled, instruments of conquest in the hands of fascist maniacs. They faced…

GOP campaigns, voter file lawsuit alleging improper votes in Nevada
The original article on LV Review-Journal is currently being blocked from sharing on Facebook.  
Two Republican congressional campaigns and a Nevada voter filed a federal lawsuit Thursday night against Nevada Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske and Clark County Registrar Joe Gloria, asking the court to stop the use of Clark County’s electronic mail ballot counting machine and making a variety of fraud accusations.
Although…

GOP campaigns, voter file lawsuit alleging improper votes in Nevada

GOP campaigns, voter file lawsuit alleging improper votes in Nevada The original article on LV Review-Journal is currently being blocked from sharing on Facebook. Two Republican congressional campaigns and a Nevada voter filed a federal lawsuit Thursday night against Nevada Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske and Clark County Registrar Joe Gloria, asking the court to stop the use of Clark County’s electronic mail ballot counting machine and making a variety of fraud accusations. Although…

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is promising — if he wins the election next week — to make passage of the Equality Act a top priority and hopes to sign the bill into law in his first 100 days, according to a Reuters article. 
The Equality Act would amend the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to include “sexual orientation and gender identity,” but would curtail free speech rights, religious freedoms and gender privacy for the vast majority of Americans. 
“I will make enactment of the…

Biden says he will make Equality Act — which would destroy women’s rights — a top priority, if elected

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is promising — if he wins the election next week — to make passage of the Equality Act a top priority and hopes to sign the bill into law in his first 100 days, according to a Reuters article. The Equality Act would amend the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to include “sexual orientation and gender identity,” but would curtail free speech rights, religious freedoms and gender privacy for the vast majority of Americans. “I will make enactment of the…

36-star U.S. flag 
Today Nevadans celebrate Nevada Day. On this day in 1864 Nevada became a state. 
Not only was Nevada “Battle Born,” as the flag proclaims, it was battle bred and born after a remarkably short gestation during the Civil War. 
With Southern states seceding from the Union, in March 1861 President James Buchanan signed the bill declaring Nevada a territory. Lopped off from the western stretches of the Utah territory, the territory grew in population with the gold and silver… Nevada Day, Us Flags, Virginia City, James Buchanan, Carson City, Civilization, Utah, Stretches, Battle

How Nevada became the 36th star on the U.S. flag

36-star U.S. flag Today Nevadans celebrate Nevada Day. On this day in 1864 Nevada became a state. Not only was Nevada “Battle Born,” as the flag proclaims, it was battle bred and born after a remarkably short gestation during the Civil War. With Southern states seceding from the Union, in March 1861 President James Buchanan signed the bill declaring Nevada a territory. Lopped off from the western stretches of the Utah territory, the territory grew in population with the gold and silver…

In today’s Wall Street Journal column William McGurn makes a compelling argument that the concept of objectivity is ancient history among the major news media outlets.  
McGurn notes that most of the press has failed to press Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on the authenticity of the emails reportedly found on his son Hunter’s abandoned laptop.  
“The elder Mr. Biden dismisses it all as Russian disinformation, though both the director of National Intelligence and the Federal Bureau…

Media objectivity is no longer an objective for main-stream news organizations

In today’s Wall Street Journal column William McGurn makes a compelling argument that the concept of objectivity is ancient history among the major news media outlets. McGurn notes that most of the press has failed to press Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on the authenticity of the emails reportedly found on his son Hunter’s abandoned laptop. “The elder Mr. Biden dismisses it all as Russian disinformation, though both the director of National Intelligence and the Federal Bureau…

We warned in an editorial days before the 2018 election that if voters approved Question 6 — a constitutional amendment mandating 50 percent of Nevada’s electricity come from renewable sources by 2030 — that it would cost Nevadans money and jobs while producing no discernible benefit. 
The measure passed with 60 percent of the vote. 
In order to become binding, the voters must approve Question 6 again during this General Election.  
Perhaps the voters didn’t believe the dire warnings from…

Question 6 would cost Nevada money and jobs

We warned in an editorial days before the 2018 election that if voters approved Question 6 — a constitutional amendment mandating 50 percent of Nevada’s electricity come from renewable sources by 2030 — that it would cost Nevadans money and jobs while producing no discernible benefit. The measure passed with 60 percent of the vote. In order to become binding, the voters must approve Question 6 again during this General Election. Perhaps the voters didn’t believe the dire warnings from…

The lede on today’s Sun editorial is straight out of the weekend’s media conspiracy gristmill: 
The massive stakes of this year’s election edged up even more after last week’s revelation regarding President Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani and Russian interference in U.S. politics.
On Thursday, The Washington Post reported that in 2019, Trump’s own national security adviser warned him that Giuliani had become a tool for Russian intelligence to relay misinformation to Trump on Joe and Hunter…

The Russians are coming! The Russians are coming!

The lede on today’s Sun editorial is straight out of the weekend’s media conspiracy gristmill: The massive stakes of this year’s election edged up even more after last week’s revelation regarding President Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani and Russian interference in U.S. politics. On Thursday, The Washington Post reported that in 2019, Trump’s own national security adviser warned him that Giuliani had become a tool for Russian intelligence to relay misinformation to Trump on Joe and Hunter…

Of course no one asked Joe Biden a single question about his son’s raking in millions from Ukrainian and Chinese businesses — as revealed by the New York Post’s expose on Hunter Biden’s emails from an abandoned computer — at the so-called town hall Thursday evening — not the uberliberal moderator or the audience members.  
Perhaps they all remember what happened to the last person who asked about Hunter Biden’s $50,000-plus-a-month pay for sitting on the board of a Ukrainian natural gas… Dear Hunter, Hunter S, Illuminati, Appreciation Message, Us Attorney, Democratic Primary, New York Post, Accusations, Joe Biden

Why Biden was not asked about son’s emails

Of course no one asked Joe Biden a single question about his son’s raking in millions from Ukrainian and Chinese businesses — as revealed by the New York Post’s expose on Hunter Biden’s emails from an abandoned computer — at the so-called town hall Thursday evening — not the uberliberal moderator or the audience members. Perhaps they all remember what happened to the last person who asked about Hunter Biden’s $50,000-plus-a-month pay for sitting on the board of a Ukrainian natural gas…

The AP should run a correction to this story that appeared in today’s morning newspaper and in countless other papers around the country. The assertion that Hemings gave birth to children fathered by Thomas Jefferson is almost certainly bogus. Fathered by “a” Jefferson? Perhaps. 
According to an authoritative 2012 Wall Street Journal column by Robert F. Turner, a professor at the University of Virginia and editor of “The Jefferson-Hemings Controversy: Report of the Scholars Commission,” 1998…

Time for a correction, AP?

The AP should run a correction to this story that appeared in today’s morning newspaper and in countless other papers around the country. The assertion that Hemings gave birth to children fathered by Thomas Jefferson is almost certainly bogus. Fathered by “a” Jefferson? Perhaps. According to an authoritative 2012 Wall Street Journal column by Robert F. Turner, a professor at the University of Virginia and editor of “The Jefferson-Hemings Controversy: Report of the Scholars Commission,” 1998…

Today marks the anniversary of one of the most propitious days in the history of this country. On this day in 1787, the representatives at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia signed the Constitution. It was ratified by the states and went into effect on March 4, 1789. 
You remember the Constitution don’t you? 
That’s the document that says the president “shall take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed …” Not waive, delay or ignore parts of laws the president doesn’t like, such…

Happy Constitution Day

Today marks the anniversary of one of the most propitious days in the history of this country. On this day in 1787, the representatives at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia signed the Constitution. It was ratified by the states and went into effect on March 4, 1789. You remember the Constitution don’t you? That’s the document that says the president “shall take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed …” Not waive, delay or ignore parts of laws the president doesn’t like, such…

Political correctness is run amok. Just look at today’s newspaper. 
Cartoonist Michael Ramirez nailed the new Oscar “diversity” requirements. 
Meanwhile, the morning paper reported that the Clark County School Board voted 5-1 to rename Kit Carson Elementary School, which was built in 1956. 
Despite all of his discoveries and exploits, Carson’s name was removed apparently because he was ordered to force the Navajos onto a new reservation further West. No mention apparently was made of the… Kit Carson, Carson City, Navel Gazing, Michael Ramirez, Morning Papers, Clark County, Diversity, Elementary Schools, Newspaper

Today’s omphaloskepsis

Political correctness is run amok. Just look at today’s newspaper. Cartoonist Michael Ramirez nailed the new Oscar “diversity” requirements. Meanwhile, the morning paper reported that the Clark County School Board voted 5-1 to rename Kit Carson Elementary School, which was built in 1956. Despite all of his discoveries and exploits, Carson’s name was removed apparently because he was ordered to force the Navajos onto a new reservation further West. No mention apparently was made of the…