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Gibbons’ Revenge

Jim Gibbons and his crew apparently have decided to take the rest of the state out with them in a vengeful reign of terror not seen since somewhere around the time of the Roman emperor Nero.

No, I’m sorry. That’s hardly a fair analogy. To Nero. Nero set fire to Rome in order to rebuild some slums. [...]

Hitting the Ground, Crawling: Stimulus Czar Stumbles

So, how’s that new Stimulus Czar doing? You know, the one the Guv nearly tore down state government in order to keep under his thumb?

Well, let’s have a peek at an interview the new czar had with some local teevee folk:

Hetty Chang: How much of that [stimulus] money is physically here in the [...]

Jackboot Jim and the AG McCormick-and-Schmick Nevada

The state of Nevada now knows what it feels like to go on a date with Jim Gibbons and say "no."

With some pimping from the Nevada Attorney General, Gibbons gave Nevada the full-blown Mazzeo treatment after the Interim Finance Committee initially refused to go along with his cash-for-cronyies stimulus czar proposal. Yesterday, the IFC caved, faced [...]

Legos Blink Cuz They Still Have Futures

Yup, members of the Interim Finance Committee turned tail and ran in the opposite direction from the man we call Gube. (Sun) Just a few moments ago they voted to allow distribution of stimulus funds. Many Repugs, led by Raggio who thought he was being cute, declined to vote claiming the Guv’s take over of the [...]

The Review Journal: Abandon All Journalistic Integrity, Ye Who Enter Here

Question: When is an AP story not an AP story?

Answer: When it appears in the Review Journal!

There was an AP notice the other day gurgling through the Internetal tubes to the affect that the arraignment of ex-eTreppid employee/consultant Dennis Montgomery vis. skipping out on gambling debts would be postponed awhile. (AP)

All well and good and hardly [...]

All to Fools and Madmen

Say, does state government these days remind anyone of a production of King Lear mounted, pardon the expression, by the Mustang Ranch Amateur Shakespearean League and Rusty Trombone Club? No?

Huh. Must just be me, I suppose.

Anyway, the Interim Finance Committee, sans rusty trombones, seems to be in permanent constrain-the-mad-king mode. Such is the take of [...]

Breaking News From the Sinking Ship...

So, first we read this:

With the addition of Robin Reedy, Lynn Hettrick and Stacy Woodbury to senior staff positions in his administration, Nevada Gov. Jim Gibbons is finally portraying an image of experience and competence. (Muth via Nevada Appeal)

And then we read this…

Gov. Jim Gibbons’ deputy energy director was terminated Monday and escorted from his office [...]