Sep 3rd 2009 6:07PM We're all so worried about Harry Reid's actions lately. His son is going to be much worse; because he's starting earlier down this road. Yesterday during a hearing on the last item for the zoning meeting,Commissioner, and Chairman of the County Commission- Rory Reid made statements (as evidenced by the audio minutes) to the effect that he does not support business's rights in Nevada, either.The junior Reid sponsored the drafting of an ordinance that contains language specifically barring businesses in the CMA, including along the 215 beltway from having EMC signage that's large enough to even be legible from the beltway. When asked why he would have language stating no party could even apply for a waiver or variance to the standards of the ordinance, while NRS statutes spell out that an aggrieved party's only recourse in the event the County or Township refuses to hear their appeal on such a zoning matter is to file a lawsuit in District Court, seeking Judicial review. Understand--that means filing a lawsuit against the County just to get the County to hear their appeal. The Jr. Reid's response? 'It's a free speech matter. If we approve a request for waiver or variance for one party, but deny another; we could be seen as violating their freedom of speech.' Hasn't the mere process of applying for a waiver or variance indicated that there is a potential for either approval OR denial? I believe what his staff stated to us over a period of months, as well as what they stated on the record: He is tired of having to hear requests for waivers for signs. So, in other words, he's happy to hurt CMA businesses, employers and sales tax contributors so that he doesn't have to deal with one of the things we pay him a salary to do as Commissioner. He's the Chairman! It was interesting to see the other Commissioners bow to his will, even after some of them stated that they disagreed with his position, and thought businesses should be able to appeal in some instances. He's like another Erin Kenny; one of our former County Commissioners who ultimately had to be sent to prison to stop her greedy, self-centered actions that harmed Las Vegas. The County Commission has become like a 'corruption breeding' machine, of sorts.
Aug 27th 2008 1:59PM Everybody is somebody's baby... While I find this piece, shown, personally revolting; I try to keep that in mind. I suppose if that were a painting of someone that meant the world to someone else--and I'm certain it is; I'd find the beauty in this piece of art. To someone, she is the world.
Aug 9th 2008 8:29PM Houseplants that are healthy and make nice gestures, too; just a buck. Just today, I got real boar hair bristle brushes in two styles for my hubby and me; ping pong paddles and balls for the boys, and the cutest frog statue for my garden. I love dollar stores. They help me get more for my money every week. In Vegas, where we are, they have huge ones that also sell produce and other groceries. I don't miss going every week.
Nov 1st 2007 3:07AM Not to freak any of you out, but I'm 40 now so I've had some time to see what has happened to many of these 'girl psycho bullies' from school. Of the worst ones I remember: One died of a drug overdose (as she was an abuser of illegal drugs later in life) by the time she was 30, One is in prison for drug trafficking, One has been divorced twice and is now hustling her snobby self around as a waitress to try to make ends meet---after previously treating some of my school mate's waitress mom's as if they were gutter snipes, etc.--- when we were in school. One did so many drugs, permanent mental illness and paranoia claimed any chance of a normal life. One has been in and out of prison for embezzelment and other forms of theft. One was convicted of manslaughter for a drinking and driving accident that killed 5 members of one family. I could go on. Not a one of them has anything to hang their hat on... So, I guess I was right way back then: I always figured that they didn't have much talent or ability at anything if the only thing they could 'do right' was pick out the 'right' clothes with Mom and Dad's credit cards. I kind of felt sorry for those wicked witches in a way, because something told me even then that they were pathetic; and I was dead-on accurate. Now, as my own kids have grown, I've always seen those occasional 'snob' kids I meet or hear about through their school experiences as being pretty much 'marked' for failure. As a business person, I can assure you that even later in their lives, I'll have a hard time wanting to give kids I know were like that so much as a basic opportunity in my chosen profession. I'll always see them as a time bomb waiting to fail, and I won't want it to happen on my watch.
Sep 28th 2007 6:16PM The fashion world DOES contribute to this problem. Why, just last week, former model Rachel Hunter told a beautiful, trim female model who was nearly 6 ft tall and 154 pounds that she was a 'plus size' model.
Seriously, stand two women who are the same height and weight next to each other. The will look somewhat different in size and shape, and it will open your eyes to the fact that size and weight don't always equate to the same image. The fashion world only shows one 'ideal' image. That's why models have to be a certain height, weight, size, shape, etc. Now, not everyone is attracted to that image. But, if you give young girls and women the idea that this image is the only figure that is attractive, you are going to have some women and girls who will kill themselves dieting in an effort to shrink areas that they may not even be able to---because they're BONE. Saying that the fashion world doesn't perpetuate this is like saying that a 'sporty' ad for a particular truck doesn't attract young, sports minded buyers. The fashion world is absolutely responsible for this. They are advertising only that image, and telling all women that they must have it in every magazine ad they run, in every TV ad, on every billboard, etc.
Sep 26th 2007 2:46AM Yeah, seriously; my daughter is 16 and she weighs about 140 pounds. But, she's 5'8", and she's only a size 3. Size 5's swim on her, no matter what the brand. That model looks great, and I feel bad for her that people are @#$%^&% stupid enough to make comments like that.
Sep 26th 2007 2:21AM She's not fat. Look at her face and arms. There's no chub there. You know, I've seen women who were the same height and weight as each other, and one looks great and the other either looks too thin or too fat. It's all in how it's distributed at that weight. It's not like she's 200 pounds. She's proportionate, and I think she looks great. Plus, she won a modeling contest in the UK. Well, not every country has the same idea of what is attractive. It's only here in the US that we tell all women that they need to look as though they are dying of starvation---while they must deny that they have an eating disorder, to boot. I'm a lot shorter than she is, at only 5'5", and I only weigh about 15 pounds less than her. I'm a size 6. She's 6 inches taller than I am, for God's sake. She should weigh what she weighs. She must only be a 10 just because of how she's built, and how her bone structure is in her hips, etc. You can't shrink bones by dieting and exercising. Rachel Hunter is a moron who's too dumb to realize that she's making an idiot of herself with her 'superior' comments. Seriously, I know a lot of very fine men who'd tell Rachel Hunter that she just doesn't do it for them... She needs to grow up. Doesn't she have kids? Imagine having an idiot like that for your mother.
Jul 6th 2007 9:19PM I love it. I think some customers are just drama queens. They do business with companies just to have some new reason to complain about life in general. I absolutely love it. This is so funny.
Mar 18th 2007 7:21PM OK, I had a neighbor lady who would call me a bad mother if I worked late, lazy if I took a weekend off with my kids, a clean freak if she heard me vacumning on a Saturday, a drunk if she saw beer bottles in our trash, Susie Homemaker because I cooked dinner, a slob if there was a single piece of trash that blew in my yard. She commented on my clothes for work being too stiff and formal, my weekend clothes being too young for me, my hair was too overdone today/too undone tomorrow. My kids were criticized for everything under the sun. Her kids would never play with mine, and they acted like they were superior. She spoke about me to everyone in the neighborhood who would listen. Finally, one day I told her and her 'hen posse' that she was a moronic loser who was intimidated by me because she COULDN'T support herself, much less herself and her kids, and her house was a TRASH pit despite the fact that she was a 'housewife'; and that I felt she couldn't carry my pumps, my curling iron, or my cookbook on her best day. Finally, she shut up. But, meanwhile, the few neighborhood women she had been talking too tried to cover up for the fact that they had been LISTENING to her nonsense. So, I let them all know that they were no better. Later, I found out that she was a mental patient who had married her psychologist husband, AND she was hooked on painkillers at the time I was living next door to her. Sweet!! No wonder... Eventually, I moved ONE block away, and it was like a different world. Even those stupid cow's KIDS were growing up to be just like their white trash mothers, which made the atmosphere on the whole street tense. Neighbors like that should be drawn and quartered for perpetuating ignorance and inflicting their *&% for brains kind of thinking on their kids.