We’re damned if we do and damned if we don’t, but to some people anything or everything we do, write or broadcast is a reason to attack us and a good reason to try to take this organization to task.
Some people took the time to call our new offices to remind us that the yard signs of candidates displayed in our old building as well as those in the new building have lost their bid for reelection or were not elected to the seat they were running for and by law, they have to be removed within a certain time.
After complying with the law –– and not because of those calls –– the signs were removed from the new building; then other calls came in asking or wanting to know if we removed the signs because those candidates did not win the election and we were embarrassed.
There are many things that people can be doing with their time besides persecuting or keeping the Las Vegas Tribune under surveillance.
We are very proud of those friends who took the time and who put their money where their mouth is and ran for office with the intention of making our community a better one.
We already thanked them, publicly and in private, for their contribution to the future of our city and reminded them that we, as a newspaper, as a defender of the peoples’ rights and as human beings, will be by their side if they decide to give the voters another chance to correct their mistake of not voting for them.
We are very proud of all the judicial candidates that our counterpart, Radio Tribune, endorsed and we call it the peoples’ loss, not our particular loss.
People now will have to suffer the consequences of their actions for another six years if in fact they did vote for Judge Doug Smith in District Court Department 8 and elected Richard Scotti in Department 2 of District Court.
The voters and their families will have to take their frustrations home with them for reelecting Judge Vincent Ochoa in Family Court or electing a woman that does not have control of her drinking by lying on a bar counter showing her belly, instead of reelecting a decent, honest judge with no ties to anyone and no favors to pay back in Department J because the word Honorable before the name Kenneth Pollock never could be used better in Family Court.
We are very happy that we had the opportunity of meeting and getting to know every one of those candidates that Radio tribune has endorsed and that we proudly displayed their names in front of our two buildings,
We hope that the Clark County constituents do not have to suffer too serious consequences for not electing a good sheriff to the reins of our Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department for the safety of the community and the morale of the rank and file.
We believe that Cpt. Larry Burns would have been a better choice and would have served the community at a much higher level, but whoever made the other choice, the voters or maybe those who manipulated the votes county-wise, will have to live with the sad results of the outcome of that race.
The Las Vegas Tribune is mainly a local newspaper and we normally do not get too involved in statewide races but we did endorse some candidates in those races, such as Marc Hutchison for Lt. Governor, Adam Laxalt for Attorney General, Kate Marshal for Secretary of State, Kim Willim for State Treasure, and Ed Uheling for State Senator.
Only the Lt. Governor and the Attorney General matched Radio Tribune’s endorsements, but we are very proud of all the other candidates even though voters were not able to recognize their merits and qualifications.
We are proud of the fact that our counterpart, Radio Tribune, had the common sense to endorse good and honorable judges such as Kerry Early, Carolyn Ellsworth, Adriana Escobar, and William Kephart, and candidates such as our very good friend and fantastic candidate John G. Watkins in Department 2 of District Court; Christine Guerci-Nyhus,
who worked so hard to establish honor and integrity in Department 8 of District Court; Nick Perrino in Department 20, Jacob Hafter in Department 22, Craig Friedberg in Department 23, Joe Hardy in Department 24, as well as those in Family Court that we already mentioned.
We named all the judges and candidates that our own Radio Tribune had endorsed because we want to prove to those anonymous callers that we are not ashamed of our endorsement decisions, and if we removed the yard signs from the front of our office, it’s because the election is over, not because of their harassment.
And besides, we don’t need people who are too afraid to identify themselves to tell us what to do or not to do.
Keep in mind that POLITICAL SIGN RULES AND REGULATIONS for all 50 states say:
“Political signs erected on private property that is adjacent to a state highway may be erected no more than 60 days before a primary election and must be removed within 30 days after the primary election. Signs for candidates or questions appearing on the general election ballot do not have to be removed until 30 days after the general election.”
Our private property is not adjacent to a state highway and the thirty-day period is up on December 4 – so mind your own business.