Monthly Archives: February 2014

The GOP presents a big gift to the Democrats

The Republican Party presented the Democrats with a lovely gift last week when it backed away from its “principles” for immigration reform less than a week after they were presented. The Republican House leadership, part of the business-oriented segment of … Continue reading

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Our 24/7/365 media will make this more difficult than it has to be

Now that an athlete has declared that he’s gay at the start of his career rather than at the end, we will find out if America’s game is willing to accept somebody for what he can do rather than what … Continue reading

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Observations from the center stripe: We have questions edition

WHY IS the garage never for sale at a garage sale?…IF JOHNNY Cash “shot a man in Reno just to watch him die,” what’s he doing in Folsom Prison?…DID THE “Dummies” people ever come up with “Ventriloquism for Dummies”?…IT’S NOW legal … Continue reading

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Two questions nobody’s asking about the Boardwalk

The Nevada City Council has decided to kick the can down the road, delaying for another year a final decision on the fate of the city’s Boardwalk while the city collects data on its use that could have been gathered by now. … Continue reading

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Is Pelline getting soft on The Union? Probably not

Jeff Pelline sounded almost conciliatory earlier this week when he sort of said something nice about The Union in his blog. Ever since a former publisher of the paper decided he needed an advertising manager more than he needed an editor, Pelline … Continue reading

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On doing the right thing for less than noble reasons

Perhaps it’s a sign of the times that the movers and shakers in Nevada City are less concerned about being caught pulling a fast one on the state than they are about who blew the whistle on them. After all, the fink … Continue reading

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