So I get a call last week from an old friend and former chairman of the Michigan Republican Party, Saul Anuzis.
Saul is doing some work for the Institute for Research on Presidential Elections and asked if I’d be willing to cover for Nevada News & Views a seminar/roundtable to discuss the National Popular Vote Compact in Panama City on February 9-12th.
Since I have friends who live just an hour north in Marianna, Florida, I thought this would be a great opportunity for a visit and readily accepted the invite.
Saul informed me that we’d be having dinner with the group on Thursday night, be in meetings all day Friday and do a little sight-seeing on Saturday… including a trip to see the canal.
Yeah. Get this: Apparently there’s another Panama City in… Panama. Where the Panama Canal is. Who knew? :)
Oops. And…uh-oh. I don’t have a passport.
Never fear, the free-market is here. And for a princely price, I’m able to obtain a passport from a private courier service in time to make the trip to the land of Panama hats. Can’t wait to get one just like McGarrett’s from the original Hawaii Five-O!
As for the National Popular Vote issue itself, it sounds reasonable. And two longtime friends and former Members of Congress – Newt Gingrich and Bob Barr – are supporting it. However, I live in not only a small state, but a battleground state. So I have my reservations and look forward to covering the event.
Dr. Chuck Muth, PsD
Professor of Psephology (homeschooled)
Nevada’s #1 Irritator of Liberals and RINOs
P.S. Today is the 23rd anniversary of my sailboat-at-sunset wedding off the coast of Waikiki to the former Gia Marie Averno of Baltimore, Maryland; a relationship that has brought us the additional joy of three wonderful children: Kristen, Jenna, and CJ.
Our secret? I have no idea. All I know is my family thinks Gia should be in line for sainthood. I won’t argue the sentiment. Congrats and/or condolences can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Happy anniversary, hon!
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NEVADA NEWS & VIEWS
I attended an anti-Trump public therapy session for liberal buttercups and snowflakes at UNLV last night billed as “A Town Hall Event Engaging Our Future.”
KLAS TV 8 anchor Christianne Klein interviewed me live during the event for the 6 o’clock newscast and asked what I thought about what I was hearing from inside the room. That was easy.
Listening to these folks suffering from TDS (Trump Derangement Syndrome) reminded me of something Ronald Reagan once said; that it wasn’t that liberals were ignorant, but that they know so much that isn’t so. And the beat goes one…
In other Nevada news, Las Vegas gaming mogul Steve Wynn has been tapped as Finance Chairman of the Republican National Committee.
Considering the vitriolic past between Wynn and Donald Trump, this is yet another testament to the old adage that there are no permanent friends and no permanent enemies in politics. And maybe, just maybe, this augurs well for holding the 2020 Republican National Convention for Trump’s re-election in Sin City.
On Tuesday, Las Vegas Sands owner Sheldon Adelson pulled out of the effort to relocate the Oakland Raiders football team to Las Vegas. And it shouldn’t have come as a surprise.
Mr. Adelson didn’t get where he is today – one of the richest men in the world – by making bad deals. And it was well-known from the get-go that this stadium deal wasn’t exactly the most lucrative opportunity for the Adelson family to invest $650 million into. But they wanted to do it because they believed a world-class domed stadium was important to the future of Las Vegas.
So when the Raiders insisted on a deal that was even worse than the marginal deal originally conceived – and the Raiders had announced they could and would go forward without him – Mr. Adelson opted to step away and put his time, effort and money into something else with a better expected return on investment.
The funny part about this is that the unhinged opposition to the stadium deal really had nothing to do with the Raiders or the public financing aspect of the deal, but rather the Adelson family involvement. Liberals despise Mr. Adelson because he dared to open a resort on the Strip without the “benefit” of the Culinary Union mucking up the works.
Well, they don’t have Sheldon Adelson to kick around anymore. What’s their beef gonna be now?
FAMOUS LAST WORDS
“(Donald) Trump is governing almost exactly how he said he would during a campaign that he won. No one should be surprised.” –Chris Cillizza of The Fix