Posted by Mike Zahara on Jun 16, 2012
<–Ms Alva Jean Trump of unicorporated Boulder City–one of the Trump family members they don’t like to talk about–told me at our ’Sex for Dummies’ class this morning that she wants to see Nevada become a ‘Jungle Primary’ state like CA & WA!
I really like what California did this year with their new ‘non-partisan Jungle Primary’ where the top two vote getters—regardless of party—move on to the General and anyone regardless of registration can vote for whomever they please ‘in the Jungle’; this was one of the better ideas Schwarzenegger pushed during his final term along with congressional districts drawn by regular people without any consideration to saving political asses and several congressional lifers will be retired this November! Washington State set this concept into motion way back in 2004 and the US Supremes upheld it 7-2!
However, for all of its historic changes, Cali’s June 5th turnout was historically low and it will take a number of cycles for it to sink in with voters.
However, not a soul in Nevada is interested in emulating our neighbors to the West—which is usually a very good thing—because Secretary of State Ross Miller—wouldn’t know ‘reform’ if it came right up and bit him square in the ass. He won’t stick his neck out for jack shit and he still refuses to audit any CCE unless someone files a complaint though his office should be auditing everyone!
Secretary of State Ross Miller is our state’s ‘Official Wuss’ and as long as we remain a Caucus state instead of a Presidential Primary state, we’ll remain politically stuck in the muck and a forgettable tiny tumbleweed state.
We had some really interesting races settled this past Tuesday and the most remarkable is that our Progressive Extremist Wing of NVDEMS dumped idiot lightweight John Lee up in NLV after 15 years of nothing but Boy Scouts and anti-Lottery from him.
Had someone asked me, I wouldn’t have said, ‘yes, let’s get us a black female lesbian veteran evangelical preacher to put up against John Lee and if she could be a blind amputee too, all the better!’
However, Pat Spearman is sighted and has all of her limbs from what I can tell though I have yet to meet her. Her 26 point win was a hard repudiation and slap down of John Lee and he earned every point of it by being completely disassociated with his voters. Her being a rabid race huckster and hustler but failing to directly mention that she’s a dyke, tells us that this person is a liar to begin with and that she needs to be watched very closely which we should be doing with every politician in Nevada politics anyway.
Pat Spearman also sat in complete silence as political whore Yvette Williams failed to account for a single penny of Black Caucus money—so the prognosis for Spearman is poor at best.
<–A beloved regular reader pointed out to me that she thought that Patricia Spearman looked like IUPAT superstar and future officeholder Jack Mallory—so I asked him what he thought and he ‘claimed’ that he had never been confused with a black female lesbian preacher before, but I think it’s a pretty regular thing for him, don’t you?
I’m going to give Preacher Spearman the benefit of the doubt, but concerns have been raised about how she came into so many mailers and other campaign related things and she can bet that Sen Roberson is fine tooth combing every detail of her campaign.
If third parties paid for mailers and other things Rev, they must be scored as ‘in-kind’ toots.
<–I believe this is the very first time I called a preacher toots though I did walk into an event at a favorite synagogue of mine and said to my Rabbi friend, ‘Jesus Christ Rabbi, there sure are a lot of Hebrews here’ and he just busted out laughing his ass off!
Sidebar: Looking and longing for a win, Michael Roberson’s very impressive and very public slap down of Chuck Muth and Richard McArthur and their Norquist Tea Partiers was worth noting too. This win was crucial to Roberson’s leadership and staying in Gov Sandoval’s good graces. I like Kelli Ross personally but she will be carrying her all of husband Steve’s luggage and dirty laundry and too many people have too many scores to settle with City Councilman Steve Ross.
Scott Hammond should win this seat in November; hence Roberson’s happier than a pig in shit smile lately!!! Hammond will walk in lockstep with his ‘fearless leader’ leader and will get plum committee assignments too!
If he should ever dare to ever step out of line; Roberson will flush him in a nanosecond though.
Aaron Ford pleasantly surprised me with his very impressive win which green-lights him for November. I was writing a recent Dawg piece at my favorite Starbucks and in walks Richard Perkins who parked his ass right next to me!!!
He was meeting with Ford and though I wasn’t eavesdropping, I swear—just as they were wrapping up I looked over and told Ford, ‘Aaron, I didn’t hear you ask the Speaker for a big fat check’—and both laughed.
Scoop I: Richard told me that he will get back into elective politics—and we chatted about what offices piqued his interest—I’d share now but people talk to me because I don’t kiss and tell and I have always liked the Speaker, so his secrets are very safe with the Dawg and I’m with him 100% too!
Scoop II: Sheila Leslie was at the same Starbucks with Debbie Smith’s hottie daughter and the entire coffee shop held an impromptu emergency fundraiser to get Leslie a wardrobe not from the Eleanor Roosevelt collection at the Smithsonian!
She is seeking higher office and needs to look and dress better than the 1957 JC Penney look she’s adopted—my Starbucks does have a dress code too ‘ya know!
Michele Fiore got the best backhanded compliment award for her post-primary congrats email blast to fellow GOPers leaving Craig Lake for the very last mention! She drove him completely nutz in 2010 and she thought he was an annoying pipsqueak and their mutual hatred was much fun to observe!!!
I still think they’ll marry or at least fool around at a bus stop or something…and one will win in November and one will not!
Danny Tarkanian is a dumbshit jock idiot whose claim to fame is losing shitloads of money—and too many election, but he does have the potential to mess up Steven Horsford by firing at Nevada Partners and their super-secrecy about money and who gets what and more importantly, why.
<–The Armenian Idiot teamed up with his very dear friend Nancy Pelosi to declare a skirmish 100+ years ago a ‘genocide’, but he can’t run a business, or make any money, or speak in coherent sentences and he’ll will lose in November!
I’ve met a lot of stupid people over the years and Danny Tarkanian is right up there with the best of them; he really is an idiot!
Since 2006, Horsford has refused to answer anything to me or anyone else about how poorly they handle the money for his little private charity and placing Rose McKinney James—who gave one of the best speeches at NVDEMS’ convention last week—as Board chair was a major misstep because she is incompetent and unqualified to be chair and can’t answer all of the hundreds of questions about Nevada Partners’ finances the GOP—and maybe even the FBI—are sure to ask.
There is no such thing as ‘private’ for Congress Steven and Ms McKinney you are being used by Steven and Sonya and will go to prison if you lie about what these two have been doing all these years and why they refuse to be held accountable to anyone regarding Nevada Partners and its highly corrupted money flow.
<–The Horsford Phonies are betting the national GOP won’t touch ‘black’ for fear of being called racists—don’t bet on that though because Sen & Dr Horsford are both consummate liars and are absolutely delighted that Rose McKinney James was stupid enough to take the role of chair—after being ignored by both for years prior!
Every Dem in the state owes a HUGE debt of gratitude to Ellen ‘Hellin’ Ellen’ Spiegel for killing off political rightwing uber-extremist Gloria Bonaventura the political whore wife of likely prison-bound shitstain Las Vegas Constable John Bonaventura. They are the trailer park trash relatives of the esteemed judges and that side of the family hates them just as much as we all do!
They are IAP interlopers playing in the Dem’s sandbox and have the toxic effect that the La Rouchies have for national Dems. John and Gloria Bonaventura are both human and political garbage and Spiegel, through very hard work and tough strategizing with her husband Bill, easily won her race for AD20, plus, she has a nice rack according to one 22 year old reader from her District with Vegas-like criteria for his vote!
Ellen is one of the good guys and she doesn’t use consultants or polling or bullshit; she just goes out there and works her constituents every opportunity she can and they returned that personal attention to them by giving her a very impressive win.
Other candidates should take a lesson from Ellen Spiegel; she knows how to win voter affections, loyalty, and votes and no one on the Dem side did it better than Ellen Spiegel did in the 2012 primary!
Thanks Ellen and I tend to agree with your young man constituent admirer too!