Anywhere but Norftown and you’d take a headline like the above as a mere metaphor. Not here.
Quite literally the city of North Las Vegas has decided to urinate on Clark County and the rest of Vegas Valley. It has started to release it’s lightly treated pee-water from it’s brand-new pee-water recycling plant into a ditch designed to drown kids during heavy rains.
Now, I’m forced to conclude that the ditch was designed to drown kids during heavy runoffs because, to hear the county commission describe the runoff channel the lightly treated pee-water gushes through, it is always full of neighborhood children tempting the rain gods by spending most of their days riding their bikes there.
Not surprisingly, residents near to Nor’Town’s “discharge” have found it a bit stinky. (Sun) If you can call eye-burning fumes “a bit stinky,” I mean.
Meanwhile, the never-ending election for Ward 4 is set to continue for a year or two more. After Toothless Wade Wagner found himself a judge to force the city council to canvass votes in the election, Richard Cherchio found himself a judge to keep Wagner from getting the official election certificate. (RJ)
Gotta love the fair and balanced headline over at the Review Journal which says the “winner”–presumably Toothless Wade–was kept off council by the (second) judge. The Dentist “won” the election by one vote in an election where at least one vote was illegally cast. Also, Cherchio is by latest accounts going to ask for a recount. So, calling Toothless Wade the “winner” is a might premature.
Meanwhile Shari Buck, the soon-to-be ex-mayor of the soon-to-be ex-city of North Las Vegas, was on the radio machine today trying to blame everybody but herself for the fact that “her” city will soon be taken over by the state due to its inability to pay its bills or govern itself. (Sun) Somehow she failed to convey the idea that the reason all other unions except the police have made wage concessions probably has more to do with her extremely close ties to that very union than any alleged misdeeds by other council members. Why should the cop union concede anything when they know she won’t say “no” to her husband, the police union lobbyist? The mayor is so spineless viz the cop unions that she couldn’t even prevent her police union friends and family from putting up signs inviting criminals to make Nor’Town their community of choice.
The mayor can’t even control her political base. Any surprise she can’t run the city?
Be sure to enjoy these other tidbits from the Shari Buck radio hour: How she’s calling the new council “wonderful”. That apparently means: thank Gawd Robinson and–at least temporarily–Cherchio are gone, and that Pamela Goynes-Brown, at least so far, seems willing to obey her police union masters. The mayor is still hopeful, it seems, that she can turn all those 1-4 council votes against her into 3-2 votes in her, and the union’s, favor.
But the drollest moment comes when she dares to claim that the Cherchio-Wagner campaign was the dirtiest in Nor’Town history. How soon we forget the Buck-Robinson mud-fest for mayor in 2009. Remember the sudden appearance the FBI file alleging Robinson took a bribe? Remember Buck’s fliers attacking Robinson on the issue? Remember the police union attacking Robinson for ethics’ violations, later dismissed? Remember then-Mayor Mike’s voter suppression campaign?
The Cherchio/Wagner race was pretty tame compared to 20-ought-9.