When did The Chocolate Bar get food–crab cakes no less? Obviously, its been far too long since I’ve planted my butt on one of their precarious ottomans. Has Gibbons closed his office in the building? How was a minx supposed to enjoy her chocolate knowing all of that nonsense was going on next door?
I just go to LAST week’s Reno News & Review—it was a really good issue. Did you see it? Jeff vonKaenel revisits his 1997 prediction that daily newspapers would be extinct. The “Sanitary Potemkin” editorial hits the nail on the head (although the title shares one too many syllables with “sanitary napkin” for my taste) –Reno should be run for Renoans. And last but not least, Bruce Van Dyke discusses charity options for holiday gifts. I usually alternate years where I buy people gifts one year and then send them a water buffalo from Heifer.org the next. I mean, who wouldn’t want a water buffalo?
Freiburg, Germany sets the example of what an eco-city might look like and provides some direction for Northern Nevada officials and planners. With a population of 216,000, its roughly the same size as Reno, is also home to a university, and has the potential to become an environmental research center. So, what about it Reno City, Washoe County, EDAWN, etc.? Perhaps you should be working with UNR and DRI to establish an environmental research center to capitalize on our environmental industry potential as noted in the Target2010 study? Do I have to supply all the ideas? Think of the grant money, the eventual prestige and economic opportunities that would develop around such a center.
The Gun Blogger Rendezvous (second annual?) is headed back to Reno next year. Yes! The posts on last year’s event are a charming mix of tourist and gun-love blogging and feature a photo essay documenting the facilities, what they ate, where they bought their liquor, and the regrets of one attendee, who was not strapping that night, that he didn’t have the chance to use a firearm to threaten a retail store clerk for falsely advertising guns for sale in her store. If only he had come armed–she would’ve found a gun in that store if it killed her. It is a relief to find out the the Washoe County Parks Department Public Shooting Range is well run next time I want to “send some lead down the range.”
You better get with the Virgil Goode position on immigration before he hits you over the head with his bible and hangs you on his office wall to make an example out of you. And watch out if you’re from Minneapolis because, apparently, its not part of the U.S. anymore and doesn’t have the right to elect a native born Congressman.
I had a “Beavis and Butthead” sort of reaction to this article’s use of the word “gut.” I flew into repeated giggles upon reading each new use:”gut flora,” “gut bugs,” bugs in your gut,” “gut microbes,” etc. Hee heee heee, heee hee hee. Awesome.
Why is it that everyone thinks they would make a good president? A very mediocre former governor of Virginia is thinking about a run in 2008. Remember Mark Warner who be rethinking his 2008 presidential bid? He made his reputation by repairing the damage done by Gilmore. Gilmore would be great. He was almost able to run the state of Virginia into the ground completely, think of what he could do if he was in charge of the whole country?