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Tuesday
Aug232016

Honoring Shelley Berkley

For her years of public service and dedication to advancing education in the Las Vegas Valley.

Shelley is a shining example and relentless champion of Clark County’s public schools.  From the time she was UNLV Student Body President, no one has matched her passion or her enthusiasm for the people and the traditions of southern Nevada.  She’s been a role model for the value of public education in Nevada and certainly deserves a school named after her.

Sign the Petition

 

 

Wednesday
Aug032016

Open Note to Donald Trump

 I certainly didn’t want to be awarded a Purple Heart medal.  In fact, did my best to NOT get one and to help my buddies NOT get one.  But while serving our country in combat, that happened.  There was nothing easy about it.  It is a deep personal honor because of all the fine patriots who received it before and after me.  It’s isn’t trivial – not a collectible - not something to give away or to hold up on stage as a prop.  You’ve displayed no concept of sacrifice and don’t seem to understand duty to any cause other than yourself.  The fact you now represent the Grand Old Party of soldiers like Dwight Eisenhower, Gerald Ford and my dad, is a shame – the idea of you as Commander in Chief is frightening.

Richard Fitzpatrick


Monday
Feb082016

If not Hillary or Bernie -- then who?

Click here and let us know your thoughts!

Joe

Biden

Vice President

Delaware

Cory

Booker

US Senator

New Jersey

Jerry

Brown

Governor

California

Wes

Clark

former General, US Army

Arkansas

William J.

Clinton

former President

Arkansas

Andrew

Cuomo

Governor

New York

Tom

Daschle

former US Senator

South Dakota

Al

Gore

Former V.P.

Tennessee

John

Hickenlooper

Governor

Colorado

John

Kerry

Secretary of State

Massachusetts

Dannel

Malloy

Governor

Connecticut

Claire

McCaskill

US Senator

Missouri

Tom

Udall

US Senator

New Mexico

Tom

Vilsack

Secretary of Agruculture

Iowa

Elizabeth

Warren

US Senator

Massachusetts

Debbie

Wasserman-Schultz

US Congress

Florida

Jim

Webb

former US Senator

Virginia

Tom

Wolf

Governor

Pennsylvania

How likely is it that you would support this person if he/she were to become a candidate for the Democratic nomination for President?

Monday
Feb082016

Democrats Can Caucus for Uncommitted

Open Letter to fellow Nevada Democrats:

Of the two Presidential candidates, is one of them the best, most electable person we could possibly nominate for President?

            Maybe, yes – but maybe, not.

            Maybe it should be Vice President Joe Biden – maybe Sen. Elizabeth Warren – maybe Gen. Wes Clark – many good options to consider.

This election is so important, until we know for sure, let’s Keep Our Options Open!

At your precinct caucus on Saturday, February 20

  • You don’t have to caucus for Hillary;
  • You don’t have to caucus for Bernie
  • You CAN caucus for: Uncommitted.

     Join with your friends and neighbors, join with others who don’t jump on bandwagons; who don’t accept “inevitably” as enough qualification to serve as President; and who don’t feel compelled to accept the alternative of two likeable, but damaged, candidates.

     Join Uncommitted Nevada – let’s Keep Our Options Open

 

 

Thursday
Jun122014

Sheldon Donates Million$ to Oppose Medical Marijuana in Florida

   There he goes again!

   I can’t think of any person I disagree with more consistently than Sheldon Adelson. 

   From his callous treatment of the long-time employees of the Sands in the late 90’s  – to his current rabid opposition to allowing adults the opportunity to participate in regulated on-line poker – he has unfailingly been on the opposite side of my views and values.

   Thus, I guess I shouldn’t have been surprised to read in the Tampa Tribune yesterday that Sheldon has given $2.5 million to a statewide campaign in Florida to defeat a proposal for regulated distribution of medical marijuana, known as Amendment 2, that will be on the November ballot.

   The amendment is tightly drawn and requires doctors and patients to be certified before receiving marijuana through authorized dispensaries. It includes nine eligible medical conditions: cancer; glaucoma; HIV; AIDS; hepatitis C, ALS; Crohn's Disease; Parkinson's Disease; and Multiple Sclerosis.

   Meanwhile, two statewide polls released Tuesday reaffirmed a familiar trend: medical marijuana legalization has overwhelming support across Florida.  A poll by United for Care, the group backing the proposal, found that about 70 percent of likely Florida voters support the proposal, while an independent  poll released by Public Policy Polling found about 66 percent support for Amendment 2.  Which goes to show what we in Nevada have known for years, the average citizen has a lot more common sense then Sheldon.

   I guess now that Congressman Eric Cantor, his best friend in Congress, has been defeated for reelection, Sheldon needs a new place to throwaway his billions from Macau.