It is illegal to drink and drive, but people do that every day. It is illegal (at least for now) to smoke pot or do any other type of drugs, but people do that as well on a daily basis.
We are supposed to obey traffic signs and signals, but people ignore them all the time. And those who do obey the traffic laws are confronted with impatient drivers who are running late tailgating them in ordinary traffic and especially in the 15-miles-per-hour school zones, because they didn’t allow enough time for themselves to get to work. They might as well take the signs down!
It is now against the law to drive and talk on the cell phone at the same time. No, wait! It is not just that; it is against the law to USE the cell phone while driving, whether it’s for talking, texting or any other use that the cell phone might have. And that does not exempt police officers! It is for everyone, including police officers who break that law. Our question is, Why create laws that no one is going to obey or respect, and that are not going to be enforced across the board?
The city of Las Vegas announced Monday that embattled Nevada Assemblyman Steve Brooks is no longer an employee of the city.
Brooks worked as a management analyst in the Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services Department.
Looking back to similar situations in the not-too-distant past, it seems that every minority legislator that has been entangled in some kind of controversy or personal-problem-made-public has had ties to the city with a real title such as “management analyst” or the like, and when the incident in question is brought to light, the city dumps that so-called “influential analyst.”
Many people agree with our Las Vegas management analyst and elected controversial North Las Vegas Assemblyman Steve Brooks’ attorney that the firing was premature, but that is the way government works on any level: as long as you are on top, you get anything you want; but the minute that you just trip, you are no longer part of the elite society because loyalty is not part of the game.
And in all fairness to parties concerned, that kind of lifestyle among the government’s so-called elite society is not just limited to Nevada; it is that way in other parts of the country, including the nation’s capital.
The Vons division of Safeway Inc. and Chevron announced Tuesday the availability of a joint Reward Points loyalty program in Las Vegas. Customers who earn Gas Rewards by shopping with their Vons ClubCard at Vons stores will now be able to use their Rewards for up to 20 cents off per gallon when filling up at participating Chevron and Texaco branded locations in Las Vegas. The availability of this loyalty program will help maximize value and savings for both Vons and Chevron customers through the combination of quality, convenience and rewards.
“Vons listens to our shoppers and we understand the importance of stretching their grocery dollars and saving at the pump,” said Mir Aamir, president of Customer Loyalty and Digital Technologies at Safeway. “By teaming up with Chevron, we’re able to thank our customers with an innovative rewards program for these two frequent and critical purchases.”
“We’re confident new and existing customers will be excited to use this rewards program, which teams up two quality brands. We wanted to offer customers the opportunity to reap the benefits and product offerings of both Vons and Chevron,” said Cary Knuth, general manager of Marketing, Sales, and Services for Chevron Americas Products.
It seems like the courthouse lines are getting shorter and shorter every day; and the Las Vegas Tribune is on the job, ready to report all the good changes as they actually happen. Shorter lines are more of a novelty these days, what with most lines normally getter longer since businesses everywhere are cutting back the hours of their employees – at grocery stores, banks, the telephone company, and many other places – yet the importance of this issue at the courthouse seems to go to the head of the line, so to speak
The problem with those long lines at the courthouse is that being in one may cause someone to get a bench warrant or even jail time if they can’t get inside where they’re supposed to be at the appointed hour. So, by cutting down the waiting time in the courthouse lines, they are cutting down on the possibility of a “halfway innocent or decent” person having dinner at the jail house.
Vote YES on SB192 — Nevada’s Preservation of Religious Freedom Act. This Act prohibits governmental entities from substantially burdening the exercise of religion. Religious Freedom is one of our most precious liberties. Our heritage as a nation grew out of people seeking religious liberty and our founders recognized this in the First Amendment of our U.S. Constitution and in Nevada’s Constitution, Article 1 Section 4 as Liberty of Conscience. As we see all over the world and here in the United States, it is almost always governments that threaten religious freedom. Please support this bill.
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