silver sage

opinions from the high desert

Nevada primaries (continued)…

Continuing my post on the Nevada primaries, with a little help from There will likely be opinions on Humboldt county candidates at some point, maybe after the primaries, if I can do it without hurting feelings. Yes, the town is that small.


Active Candidates:

I don’t really care about this, Kroliki or Hammargren will probably get my vote.

* Lonnie Hammargren (R)
Ex-Lt. Governor, Retired Surgeon & ’98 Governor Candidate
* Eldon Hardy (R)
State’s Homeowners Association Ombudsman & Retired Businessman
* George Kao (R)
Business Consultant- Don’t remember exactly why I wrote him off. Either from Vegas or a transplant, or both. If I’m wrong I’ll give him another look.

* Brian Krolicki (R)
State Treasurer
* Barbara Lee Woollen (R)
Businesswoman – Woolen is running on a family values platform but her business has ties to porn. Kroliki called her on it, so she sued him. I don’t care about the porn thing, but that isn’t what the courts are for. Sorry Barb, you would have had a chance with me if you hadn’t filed that frivolous suit.

* Janet Moncrief (R)
* Bob Goodman (D)
Ex-State Economic Development Commissioner & Trade Association Executive
* Bill Montgomery (D)
* Bob Stupak (D)
Ex-Casino Owner & World Champion Poker Player- I just have to say that Stupak creeps me out. Too many face-lifts maybe.

* Bob Unger (D)
Real Estate Developer & Attorney
* Thomas Jefferson (IAP)
Retired Auto Parts Store Owner & USAF Veteran- How can you not vote for that name? Continue reading


July 31, 2006 Posted by | Nevada, News and politics, Politics & Elections, Social and Politics | Leave a comment

A public “service”…

As everything in the world is being covered by every other blog, ad nauseum, I thought I might take this opportunity to voice my opinion on the upcoming elections and what I think of some of Nevada’s candidates. I’m sure it was only evident to locals where the name of my blog comes from. Nevada is the Silver State and our state flower is the silver sage. My apologies to anyone that thought I was a silver haired wise man. No doubt, after my in-depth “analysis” you won’t be thinking that anyway.

I have never really been into politics, and only have the most basic understanding of our political parties, but I think I’m an average representative of how people my age (38) view politics and elections. If my opinions seem over simplified to you, it may be that I’m dumb, but I might also suggest that you have a greater interest in the subject and I might think you’re lacking in other areas. So, again, I think I’m the average Joe on the street. Continue reading

July 31, 2006 Posted by | Nevada, News and politics, Politics & Elections | Leave a comment

The Dumb Cow strikes again

Well, my self-appointed arch nemesis, Cindy “Dumb Cow” Sheehan is back in the news. This time for using a surrogate to buy land near GW’s Crawford, TX ranch, because nobody in their right mind would sell it to her directly. It really should come as no surprise. She has a history of not doing things herself. Like raising her “son” Casey.

On a related note of taking credit for not actually doing anything, Dumb Cow’s “fast” is back on my radar. I wondered how she was fairing with her “only water all summer” hunger strike, and found some pictures that show a far less emaciated Cindy than I was hoping for. I would go so far as to say she is downright plump, but I must be mistaken. It must be the distended starvation belly fooling me.

If anyone is interested (Sheecow wasn’t) my counter hunger strike is going well. Except for a couple little bites, it has been a pure liquid diet since my challenge on the 14th of July when I discovered that Cindy was cheating. Why do I get to cheat? Because I’ve been on the all liquid Cindy diet since April. See, I eat through a PEG tube in my stomach. My point with this whole challenge is that what she is doing is absolutely meaningless. You think you’re suffering with your Java Juice diet? That’s how I live, bitch. You’re an insult to me, and to Casey’s memory. Hurry up and starve to death because that psycho Phelps woman is begging for my undivided attention.

July 30, 2006 Posted by | News and politics | Leave a comment

Kofi countdown…

It’s nice to see someone is keeping an eye on this back-stabbing thief.

July 29, 2006 Posted by | Blog Babble, News and politics | 1 Comment

Hack that…

I noticed yesterday that Aaron from the Aaron’s Case website had his blog hacked by Islamotards. I was going to be outraged, but I see he has the matter well in hand. Go check it out. WARNING: swallow your coffee before clicking here.

UPDATE 8-9-06: Never mind, they got him again. Good luck Aaron. Hope to see you again soon.

July 29, 2006 Posted by | Blog Babble, Israel, News and politics, Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Now that’s worth fighting for…

I ran across this story via my new friends (I hope) at The Jawa Report.

I hope it doubly pains the misogynistic scrotum lickers of Hezbollah to be getting their asses handed to them by little girls. And I don’t mean that to be derogatory to these young ladies. To me, 18-19 is still a girl. What an amazing country Israel must be to produce such beautiful ladies ready to risk their lives for their own security. No wonder the men are some of the best fighters in the world. Just look at their mothers.

While I’m on the subject of beautiful women, the folks at Israelims podcast posted a picture of their lovely daughter Arielle. Be proud Mom and Dad.

July 29, 2006 Posted by | Israel, News and politics | 1 Comment

Disproportionate compassion

Israeli hospital will treat Lebanese victims

In a perfect world, hell, even a sane world, this kind of thing might generate some positive feelings for Israel. Somehow I think this can still be spun to make Israel out to be the bad guy. Just give me a minute…

July 27, 2006 Posted by | Israel, News and politics | Leave a comment

It might be your neighborhood,

but it’s my bar.

There has been an awful lot of talk about Israel’s use of “disproportionate force.” Whatever that is. It’s wasn’t apparent to me at first how anyone could think Israel was being unreasonably forceful. Especially after having open war declared against it. Until I realized that the people being critical have never been in a bar fight. Probably never even seen one, except in the movies, which, believe me, is as far from reality as you can get. See, in the movies, guys trade punches, keep things fair. You hit me, I hit you, back and forth, with the tougher guy, the one that can take the most punches, winning. Then they buy each other a beer and call it good. Both parties walk away with a new respect and appreciation for the other. This is what we, apparently, expect in our wars too.

I hate to be the one to burst your bubble, but that isn’t how it works. Now, I’m not a fighter. That isn’t to say I haven’t, I’d just rather not. Sometimes things happen. And I haven’t been in a war. So a fight is the closest analogy I have. It’s war on a smaller scale. I’m not an expert. I’m just a guy that has seen some ugly things in the real world. Continue reading

July 27, 2006 Posted by | Israel, News and politics | 1 Comment

This one’s for you Rob…

During yesterday’s adventures with me plagiarising another website, accidentally, but still, it happened, I noticed a practice on that website that I thought might be kind of nice to incorporate here. That practice is the Hat Tip, which Rob got for telling on me, instead of pointing out my error directly to me. I’ll bet you were very popular on the playground, weren’t you Rob? I realize that the Hat Tip is probably copywritten or something like that, but hopefully the concept of appreciation for a job well done is not protected. If it is, I have no doubt that Rob will inform the proper authority, who will then have their people contact me. So, what I am proposing is the “Atta Boy.” For generating massive amounts of traffic to my site that I wouldn’t have received otherwise, thank you Rob. Why do I see swirlies in your future?

[Atta Boy: Rob]

July 26, 2006 Posted by | Blog Babble, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

I had mail…

Well, I got up this morning to find that someone actually read my little blog and commented on it. I shouldn’t just say someone. It really was SOMEONE. One of the big fish in the blog world. I even warranted my very own post on his blog. Yeah, me! Well, not really. See, it turns out I copied this story from his website and I didn’t credit him.I made a huge mistake, it was wrong, and I’m sorry. I’ll try to explain what happened and how I was so sloppy, and also reply to my many comments, being very careful to give proper credit. Hopefully you’ll see that I meant no harm, (although the jerk off moniker is probably well deserved) and call off your minions. Apparently there is also a problem with this post as well. I was under the impression that it was credited to the original website, at the end, but I could be wrong. I will go and verify the link in the post when I’m done with this, and if it doesn’t work I will remove the post. Hell, if it works and you still want me to remove it, I will, ‘k?

So, back to the original mistake that got me in hot water. I would like to blame it on being tired, but it was mostly laziness. What I thought I was reading was an opinion piece from Israel National News. Had I bothered to click the link, I would have seen that it was just crediting the quote at the beginning of the post. The rest was obviously written by the guy at The Jawa Report. Well, it’s obvious now. In my grogginess this morning I was a little confused by being scolded about copy and pasting something I thought was copied and pasted. Now that I’m fully awake I see the error of my ways and will be much more careful in the future.

Now hopefully I can ease the minds of some others. I have removed spaces from the original emails. If anyone would prefer I leave them in I have no doubt you’ll let me know. Also, everything I didn’t actually write myself, but copied and pasted, is in italics.

E-mail :


Hey now- plagiarism isn’t the best way to start a new blog.
Maybe you meant to credit ASE and Jawa, but didn’t for whatever reason. Fine. I suggest you do it soon, lest you surrender your reputation right here and now.

Yes, had I been paying attention I would have credited it. Thank you for the vote of confidence. As I didn’t think anyone but friends would ever read this I was unaware that my reputation was in jeopardy. I see now that the post is very similar to my own writing and could be mistaken by my friends for mine.

E-mail :

There are more key’s on a keyboard than the ones used for copy and paste. Right youre own thing!

Yup, I see them all right in front of me. In fact, if someone would move it closer I could hit it with my forehead or nose. I used to regret not being able to use my fingers, but after reading your comment, I see that they would just be a hindrance. Maybe I should start using my nose, instead of my current method.

E-mail :


Your current 252 hits could be the last hits you receive unless you actually BLOG instead of STEAL. I want to read what YOU think, not what you COPY.

252 hits? Holy shit! I didn’t think anyone was reading this. I think STEALING is a pretty harsh word for a mistake, but I now see that I am getting an awful lot of traffic that is rightfully someone else’s. That is probably very threatening. If you want to read what I think, can I take that as an indication that I can hope for one more hit at least?

July 25, 2006 Posted by | Blog Babble, Uncategorized | 4 Comments