Wednesday, February 24, 2016

The Deep End Of The Pool


  • The 9th Circuit overturned a ruling that allowed Wynn's tip pooling policy. [RJ; Las Vegas Sun]
  • The AG's office got a guilty plea from an inmate who was collecting unemployment benefits from jail. [RJ]
  • Results from Republican caucus shows that even if it was a proxy war between Hutchison and Laxalt, more people wanted Trump. [Fox5Vegas]

33 comments:

  1. Shocked by the support for Trump last night. Couldn't believe the turnout or numbers in his favor. Am I losing my mind?

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    1. I too was shocked at the final numbers. I knew Trump would take Nevada, but 45%. 10:32, you are not losing your mind, it's those damn Trump supporters that have already lost their minds.

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    2. What is great is he won the Hispanic vote. Give it 2 months and he wins muslim vote too.

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    3. I blame Fox News and their progeny, Hannity, Glenn Beck, O'Reilly, et al. for their dumbing down of the conservative viewpoint and can point to their use of edited sound bites and faux moral outrage to the support for Trump. He is completely unelectable in a general election and sets the conservative cause back decades.

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    4. I love conspiracies and I am convinced that his campaign is a scam. I bet he planned this with the Clintons when she lost in 08. "I will run as a Republican and you will get the Democratic nomination to guarantee your election." (Donald to Hillary) Last night he said he won with poorly educated people, and that he LOVES poorly educated people, while looking directly at his audience. I think he is having a fun time saying the most outrageous things and watching people going crazy for his campaign. He says the things that most of us think but would never say outloud.

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    5. Trump numbers with Nevada voters:
      without a high school degree - 57%;
      some college - 49%;
      college graduates - 42%; and
      postgraduate degree - 37%.

      Sure, uneducated people like him - but how is he getting 42% of college degree holders and 37% of postgrad degree holders? He probably would have won in any segment of the Nevada Republican Party. I can't believe I'm going to have to vote for another Clinton.

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    6. Stop letting the mainstream media sell you a false bill of goods. Yes, he is bombastic. Yes, he loves to stay vague on policy details (a sign of a brilliant negotiator). Unlike Hillary Clinton, Trump has no blood on his hands. He did not support the utterly failed Bush/Obama/Clinton foreign policy that did nothing to help anyone but well-connected members of the military industrial complex.

      They fear him because he is from outside the beltway. That major Republicans are saying they will openly or clandestinely support Hillary over Donald tells you what you need to know. He is a lifelong business man. He is not a war monger. He is not a pro-government wackjob. Sure, he sounds like a fascist when he speaks, but so does Hillary.

      Wouldn't it be grand to poke a stick in the eye of the small elite that supports the military industrial complex and big banks over human beings? A vote for Hillary is a vote for more blood sucking by Wall Street and War Street. Give Trump a chance. A vote for him is a vote for peace and prosperity.

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    7. Wow!! You managed to use three of the Sarah Palin buzzwords (mainstream media, outside the beltway and small elite) in one post. Not bad for someone without a college education (just presuming based on the demographic supporting Trump).

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    8. My opinion of Trump goes up every time I see peaceful Trump rally attendees beaten by Mexican flag waving thugs. I can't believe it. My immigrant parents learned the language and waived the flag of their new homeland. What kind of lowlifes spurn the very country that gave them refuge from their corrupt and impoverished homeland, and then waive the flag of the failed land they escaped from?? Trump 2016!

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  2. For months and months I have confidently predicted that Trump's star would be falling any moment. For months and months I've been wrong. I'm just going to get it over with and embrace Trump as my next president.

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    1. I agree, if Trump is the nominee, then I will support him. A Republican that would vote for Hillary Clinton is NOT a Republican.

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    2. It's that mentality that scares independents and Democrats alike. The idea that a Republican would cast a vote for someone who has commandeered the Republican nomination by pandering to the Tea Party nuts and other fringe elements of the party is terrifying. At some point don't you have to say "I won't be a party to this"? And if your answer to that question is "no" (which 1:26 seems to indicate that it is), then you are exactly the type of uneducated supporter that Donald Trump loves.

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    3. You are absolutely incorrect 1:51 pm. Sometimes you may not like everything your party's candidate stands for, and in fact none of the candidates represent me 100%. But, under most circumstances, you still must support your party and its principals. (Especially when the opposing party is a sleazebag like Hillary Clinton.)

      And, as an aside, there were a slew of Bernie supporters that minutes after the caucus ended said they would vote for Clinton. Towing the party line is not just a republican thing.

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    4. But what do you do when the candidate doesn't "support your party and its principals"? That's the question. Trump isn't pandering to the Republicans who made it "The Grand Old Party." Trump is pandering to the nuts and whack-jobs who tried to take over the GOP in 2010. The fact that the same political party that gave this nation Abraham Lincoln looks like it is going to try to put Donald Trump in the White House is sickening. I'm not saying I'm voting for Hillary Clinton -- I'm just saying I won't vote for Trump.

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    5. I am a lifelong Republican. @3:03-- precisely what "principals" of the Republican party or conservatism or good government has Trump espoused? What principals has he espoused at all? This concept that his policies and principals must be best because he is so Anti-Washington that he has no policies or principals is ludicrous.

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    6. Trump is the candidate for peace, prosperity and protecting our borders. What's not to like?

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    7. 4:45 Empty sloganeering. What's not to like?

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  3. Hooray for Wynn dealers. Now they can vote out the union now and go back to honest work. Why Wynn thought it was okay to take tips is beyond my comprehension. Trump would not have done that.

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  4. This is freaking huge: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2016/02/24/brian-sandoval-republican-governor-of-nevada-is-being-vetted-for-supreme-court-vacancy/

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    1. Sandoval is a RINO. If he makes it to SCOTUS, we are done.

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    2. Won't happen. Paul Laxalt was on one of these lists 35 years ago. In the end, it'll go to someone with more typical SCOTUS credentials--i.e. someone that went to law school at Harvard, Yale, or Stanford, and has spent time as a Court of Appeals judge--just like when Laxalt was on the list.

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    3. It's all a ploy to get the Senate Republicans to indicate that they would be willing to consider a nominee before the election. Once a few of them indicate a willingness to do so, Obama will put forth a legitimate nominee.

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    4. It's not his academic pedigree that will doom him, but the fact that the Senate is not going to bend after the promises McConnell and others made unless Obama nominates a real judicial conservative, which won't happen. The only question is whether Sandoval is willing to be a political pawn for the Democrats in an election year (and thereby doom his chances of further political advancement as a Republican after the Senate inevitably refuses to hold hearings), which is the only real reason Obama might nominate him.

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    5. I'm a Democrat who would not nominate Sandoval but would vote to confirm because he is qualified, while holding my breath.

      Besides making the Congressional Republicans look awful and subject to 2016 election losses, it also removes Sandoval from being a VP choice to placate moderate Republicans.

      Obama is playing Chess and McConnell is playing checkers.

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    6. McConnell is playing chess, too. If Republicans win the presidency and hold the Senate, they get a hardcore conservative. If a Democrat wins, Senate Republicans (who will still likely hold the Senate) can refuse to confirm a liberal nominee and suggest Sandoval as a compromise, pointing out that Obama nominated him earlier, that all agreed he was qualified.

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  5. 1:32 is right. As ridiculous as it is, unless you went to HYS, you're automatically DQ'd as a SCOTUS Justice. Of course, to be fair, the process hasn't yet encountered Boyd '13.

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    1. The Honorable Chief Justice Troy Fox, Esq. presiding.

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    2. I'm holding out for The Honorable Chief Justice BK Hottie. Or the double kickstands guy. Geez, these never get old.

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  6. BK Hottie, is she a Boyd '13 grad???

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  7. Wild Wild Law and the BK Hottie joke were before my time, so, is she a hottie that practices bankruptcy or does she work at Bailey Kennedy, or is there another explanation?

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    1. A hot blond practicing in the bankruptcy court well before the Boyd '13 class was even prepping for the bar.

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  8. Uh, just to be clear, everyone is aware that Sandoval was one of the most mediocre judges the federal bench in Nevada ever saw, right? Hello, is anyone there?

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  9. 11:26 yes, we know. Look on the bright side - at least he's not horrible or totally crazy, right?

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