Thus as it ever was.
Gov. Jim Gibbons says he’ll call the Legislature into special session next month to gain passage of assorted legislation in an attempt to balance the listing budget.
One idea is to secure a line of credit to pay for continuing operations. Sounds like a Nevada Constitution bending move to me, since the state is required to have a balanced budget, not borrow against future revenue.
Be afraid, citizens of Nevada, when the Legislature is in session your freedoms and property are in jeopardy.
Can this crop of lawmakers and dawdlers be much different from those observed by the patron saint of Nevada journalism, one Mark Twain? Doff your hat, please.
It was he who famously described the ilk: “Few men of first class ability can afford to let their affairs go to ruin while they fool away their time in Legislatures … But your chattering, one-horse village lawyer likes it, and your solemn ass from the cow countries, who don’t know the Constitution from the Lord’s Prayer, enjoys it, and these you always find in the Assembly; the one gabble, gabble, gabbling threadbare platitudes and ‘give-me-liberty-or give-me-death’ buncombe from morning to night, and the other asleep, with his slab-soled brogans set up like a couple of grave-stones on the top of his desk.”
I think I’ve seen a pair or two of brogans raised in such a salutation toward the speaker’s dais.