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LETTER: It’s an orange cone conspiracy

Has anyone noticed the ridiculous number of orange cones on every roadway, with nary a worker in sight? They sit for days on end — and sometimes weeks — with their only purpose seemingly to create havoc for drivers. Maybe the orange cones are some sort of self-replicating AI New World Order torture designed to break the will of drivers and move us more rapidly toward solar mass transit that doesn’t work. But I suspect something else may be causing this madness. With the answers to a few questions, we might discover that the orange cone business is booming because of its cozy relationship with our political leadership in Southern Nevada.

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LETTER: What became of this once-great desert city?

Now, locals are forgotten, seniors are struggling and the drunk, drugged and selfish tourists who don’t follow the rules of law and order are frightening.