Only Harry! Only our Senior Senator and Senate Majority leader, fourth in line to the Presidency, could put his foot so far into his mouth so many times within an hour! Only Harry could lump his own protege, Ruben Kihuen, into a group, the entire Nevada legislature, which he labeled “THE LEGISLATURE, THEY’RE ALL A BUNCH OF COWARDS”; and then, when one of the leaders, Terry Wong of the Asian Chamber of Commerce, was introduced to give him a gift, he responded, ‘All day today I haven’t been able to keep my Wongs straight.’
Mr. Ed Uehling, candidate for State Senate District 10 and a host on Radio Tribune, had asked Senator Reid when he was going to keep his 2011 promise to “have an adult conversation about prostitution.” Mr. Uehling said, “Here is an entire industry that pleaded in both the legislative sessions of 2011 and 2013 to PAY a tax. This may be the first incident of begging to pay a tax in the history of humankind,” adding that “taxation and regulation of prostitution will have many benefits in the Justice System and even reduce crimes committed by the Police.”
It is known that Mr. Reid worked as a child with his mother to provide clean laundry to some of the 13 brothels that once existed in Searchlight and that he later converted to Mormonism, facts that may continue to make this an uncomfortable subject for the senator to discuss.
But while Senator Reid was still dwelling on the failure of the Legislature to ban prostitution in the entire state, “because it’s very existence prevents businesses from moving to Nevada,” Mr. Uehling, likewise a convert to Mormonism and a former missionary in Chile, listed the following benefits to legalizing, regulating and
—Fewer people incarcerated
—Prostitutes could be buying nice houses instead of sitting in jail cells
—Elimination of the vocation of “Pimp”
—Reduction of violence against women throughout society
—Elimination of crimes against clients of prostitution houses
—Reduction in transmission of HIV and other STDs
—Reduction in police costs as the “vice squad” could be fired, and in
the costs of maintaining jails and of administering the State’s
—Reduction in predatory police tactics which involve stalking
prostitutes and extorting or blackmailing “favors” from them
—Fulfillment of Jefferson’s earth-shaking statement in the Declaration
of Independence affirming the INALIENABLE RIGHT of every human being
to “Life, Liberty and Pursuit of Happiness”
“Fulfilling the dream of Jefferson by protecting and affirming our individual and human rights is not only the heart of the Dream on which this nation was founded, but is the most immediate and effective way to reduce government spending intrusion in our lives and to promote new economic development in the State,” said Candidate Uehling. He added, “I don’t recognize my opponent as a coward at all.
He has not refused to take controversial positions and debate. Not only is he unlike most “establishment” candidates, who are truly cowardly in stating their positions, but he seems very gentlemanly and thoughtful. [But] I disagree with Senator Reid on this and many other issues,” he said.
Mr. Uehling did not explain how he reconciles that assessment with Mr. Kihuen’s support of “nearly everything that Senator Reid supports, which are going to bankrupt the nation and make us subservient to China.”
Mr. Reid apologized later in the day (Thursday, August 21) for his comments about having difficulty keeping his “Wongs straight,” but the Asian Chamber executives indicated they were not bothered at all.
“Mr. Reid simply does not understand Chinese thought patterns. Getting angry, becoming insulted and humiliating others are considered low-class behaviors. That is why, in months and tens of thousands of miles traveling China, I have never seen a person in handcuffs or being ‘ORDERED’ to sit on a curb or put their hands on the hood of a car. Furthermore, he has a very antiquated and dirty view of prostitution, because that is the way it was presented in his hometown of Searchlight. If he could witness the class, discretion and luxury through which prostitution is made available in China, Mr. Reid would have to change his mind,” Mr. Uehling said, concluding with the disclosure that, “I would never pay the $300 minimum demanded by a 5-star hotel, when I can get 7-star service, including meals and massage, for $50 at Chinese saunas, which proliferate in all cities.
There is zero low-class or vulgar behavior in these luxurious establishments and, if I were to take any of the Tribune’s readers to stay in such a sauna, they would have to search to discover that people are paying to have sex.”