Nevada Democrats Attempt to Master Budget Math

Chuck Muth is president of Citizen Outreach, a non-profit public policy grassroots advocacy organization and publisher of

By Chuck Muth

Chuck Muth is president of Citizen Outreach, a non-profit public policy grassroots advocacy organization and publisher of

The following comes from an anonymous source who attended a private meeting between Nevada Democrat Gov. Steve Sisolak and the Democrat Assembly Caucus that was held the Thursday night before the start of this week’s Special Session.
Assembly Speaker Jason Frierson reportedly was fed up with the governor not including him in plans to fill the estimated $1.2 billion budget hole created by the #SisolakShutdown and wanted to prove he had a firm enough grasp on the math to be an integral part of the conversation.
So at the meeting Sisolak called Frierson up to the front of the room to answer a few questions. Frierson came up and the governor asked him what 6+7 was. To which the Speaker answered, “92.”
At which his fellow Democrats in the caucus yelled out, “Give him another chance!” So Sisolak asked Frierson what 5+4 equaled. Frierson responded, “36.”
And his fellow Democrats yelled out again, “Give him another chance!” So the governor agreed to give him one more shot.
“What’s 2+2,” the governor asked. Frierson confidently replied, “4.” To which his fellow Assembly Democrats roared… “GIVE HIM ANOTHER CHANCE!”
That should give you an idea of how things have been going during the special session.
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Nevada Held Hostage: Day 120
While the competition is fierce for the lofty distinction of America’s Worst Governor, Nevada Gov. Steve von Sisolak remains in the running at the head of the pack.
Sisolak’s initial schizophrenic ham-handling of the COVID-19 shamdemic can be summed up thusly: Close it, open it, close it, open it, close it, open it.
For example, first he closed the golf courses. Then he opened them. Then he closed them. Then he opened them again. Ditto churches. Close them. No, open them. No, close them again. Same thing with masks.
First he said he wouldn’t mandate that everyone wear a face diaper for political reasons. Then ordered them. But exempted large gatherings from the order as long as they were looting and rioting at a “peaceful
The guy seems to change his mind and the rules every time he changes his skivvies. Now here we go again. This time with bars. Close them. Open them. Close them again.
Unless the bar serves food. Then you can safely sit at a table and drink your favorite adult beverage… but not at a bar. Makes perfect sense.
Similarly, according to von Sisolak’s latest contradictory edict it’s not safe to walk into a restaurant without a mask, but it is safe once seated to remove your mask to insert a fork or spoon into your open mouth.
Apparently von Sisolak’s health experts and medical professionals have discovered that COVID-19 can’t spread as long as you’re chewing on a T-bone or tossed green salad.
But wait. There’s more. Again, according to von Sisolak’s latest imperial order it’s safe for six people to sit at a table in a restaurant… but not seven.
All of this makes about as much sense as wiping BEFORE you poop (h/t: Larry the Cable Guy).
And some people still wonder why so many people aren’t taking von Sisolak’s scoldings to “mask up” seriously?
Which reminds me… In an “off-script” scolding during his Thursday night press conference re-ordering bars to close, von Sisolak — with a straight face, mind you — declared that nothing about his mandatory mask order was “political.”
Apparently Assembly Speaker Jason Frierson didn’t get the memo. When one Republican member of the Assembly attempted to wear a “Trump 2020” mask on the floor of the Legislature, Frierson prohibited it.
Said the message on the mask was a “distraction.”
So you have to wear a mask — you know, so you don’t kill grandma — but you can’t protect grandma with one the PC Police consider to be a Thought Crime.
This is ALL about politics. Has been from the beginning. Still is.
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Chuck Muth is president of and publisher of He blogs at His views are his own.

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