EDAWN, Northern Nevada Development Authority and their partners are introducing a “regional business brand” to market northern Nevada as a good place to open a business, work and live on April 24 at EDAWN’s annual luncheon. After we name the new ballroom, I think we’ll have poll for Northern Nevada’s new brand.
What’s even worse than getting a government you didn’t bother to vote for Mr. Ralston, is getting a government you voted against. That totally sucks. I have to live with the fact that the majority of Americans voted for Shrub, and that an almost majority (47.93%) of Nevadans voted for Gibbons. Someone get me a martini.
I received a really nice email from sometime Reno resident Mike:
I found your blog quite by accident, and now I am so totally homesick after viewing the Flickr pool. I lived in Reno for 30 years and left a few years back now living in Michigan. On my office wall is a picture of Landrum’s Cafe I took in 1987 which brings back a lot of memories of late night drunken debauchery and chili cheese omelettes. Most people won’t remember places like Landrum’s, Polly Ann Bakery or Mayfair Market or my favorite, the Pizza Oven, but those memories remain strong for me.
Who else remembers the drunken debauchery and chili cheese omelettes in Reno’s older haunts? Reminisce in comments–I want to hear more.
The Nevada Republicans have been compelled to move their caucus up to January 19th, the same day as the Nevada Democrats’ caucus. I hope they are asking the RNC for a waiver: An RNC spokesperson said “…that any state parties that hold a primary or caucus prior to Feb. 5, 2008, would be penalized by losing a substantial portion of their national convention delegates unless they receive a waiver.”
The Congressional Black Caucus Institute (CBC) cut the deal with Fox News for two presidential debates—one for each party. Its ironic that that the Nevada State Democratic Party turns out to be more progressive than the CBC, and that none of its members took a public stand against the broadcast deal. Let’s hope that Color of Change can effect some change on this deal. Its a shame that the momentum against treating Fox News as a legitimate news source has suffered this setback. Think of what the furor would’ve been if the CBC said no? The CBC argues that ratings are the reason for the deal, but I wonder what Fox News demographics look like? If the CBC is trying to appeal of Black Americans, then the ratings argument only makes sense if Fox News has the highest ratings in that demographic category. I think the Color of Change should look into that.
Sierra’s haters — and the man behind the hate, in my friend’s case — are doing this not because they’re immature. They’re doing it because they want women out of their worlds. Every female tech and sex writer I have contact with knows this — every girl whose work has been Dugg, Slashdotted or commented on in a forum that allows trolls to fester. When someone goes this far, to make death imagery and maintain a 24/7 hate blog, we’re not talking about a lack of social skills, we’re talking about a desire to destroy.
Those of us who have been on the internet for a long time (10 years for me), you’ve seen this kind of thing in action. Next time you see it, do me a favor–don’t ignore it–ask them to stop.