Ryan Bundy's gubernatorial run is scary
Scofflaw rancher and generally racist dipshit Cliven Bundy's son Ryan is running for governor of Nevada. In normal times, this would be treated like the clown show that it is. After the confounding acquittal of Ryan Bundy, his brother and several other anti-government weirdos, we could have rightly expected these people to just go away.
I'm not changing political parties
The Democrats Can't Stop Using the Same Broken Playbook by Drew Magary is worth a read. "It’s an enraging time to be an American, and one of the most frustrating things about it is that the opposition party—the only one with the money and infrastructure to take on a Republican party that is now a de facto criminal enterprise—still leads and
Nevadans deserve better than Dean Heller
I want to share a brief story in light of the school shooting that happened today in Florida. This is from several years ago. Long enough, in fact, and in a horrible enough situation that I can't honestly remember which school shooting it was directly after. In my mind, it was after Sandy Hook. Maybe it was, maybe it wasn't. Enough of these
Wheeler Peak 2017
Wheeler Peak is the second-highest point in Nevada. Some will argue that it counts as the highest peak because Boundary Peak's prominence isn't enough to qualify it as an actual mountain. I don't really care. The trip to Boundary Peak the week prior to this was set up largely because we already had this trip on the calendar. Chad was looking to
Boundary Peak 2017
Way back in 2015, back when I figured I should be doing as many badass things as humanly possible to get myself ready to do more badass things, I got together with a small group of people to climb Boundary Peak. It was challenging, and maybe almost broke me. Which is fine. It's what I was looking for. Since then, I have decided that I should be
Craft breweries getting jammed by distributors
Let's talk about beer for a bit. I like it and drink it regularly. I particularly like beer that comes from small breweries. If the breweries are not small, that's only because they have very recently built their business from pretty close to nothing by making good, quality beers that fit with what people are now calling "craft beers." Nevada has
Hiking Cross Peak
Cross Peak is a short little hike in west Reno that you can do in an hour or so. The peak itself overlooks Caughlin Ranch and has a bit of a steep final section, but not too much for someone who gets out on a trail every now and then. The peak itself isn't named on any maps that I could find, but gets its name from the iron memorial at the top
How many again?
I was driving south on I-580 the other day and saw a sticker on the back window of a car. I didn't get a picture because I was driving and I don't do that. The sticker read, "ZERO F★CKS GIVEN." Exactly like that, with the star and everything. I didn't think much of it at the time because that's totally a thing everyone says now, right? There are
"Chief gaming regulator secretly recorded conversation with attorney general, turned tape over to FBI"
I'm no fan of Adam Laxalt. I think he's a cynical and harmful participant in Nevada's government. So, with that in mind, you should understand that my initial thoughts about this article are such: What kind of person are you that when you call someone to have a conversation, that person thinks it might be a good idea to record that
"How the Anti-Vaxxers Are Winning"
This hasn't ever really been a political issue before now. I know that there are some weird hippie liberals who avoid vaccinations, but with Trump giving these wackjob science deniers (weird that he would welcome someone denying science) an audience, the Republicans can now sleep easy knowing they will own this for a while.