Nevada News & Views – December 23, 2009

By: Chuck Muth
Nevada News and Views


  • Reid’s “Screw Nevada II” Bill Criticized by Other Governors (Office of the Nevada Governor) – Governor Jim Gibbons is not the only governor highly critical of the “bribery-like and extortion-like” actions of Senator Harry Reid as Reid makes backroom deals to rush his health care fiasco through the Senate.
  • Nevada GOP chair Chris Comfort an interesting guy (Jim Clark) – Dr. Chris Comfort, who maintains dental practices in Elko and Las Vegas, actually campaigned for the thankless volunteer job and was overwhelmingly elected to the post on November 15 at the Nevada Republican Central Committee meeting in Hawthorne.
  • Anderson Out: No More Carson City Weekends at Bernie’s (Sean Whaley/Nevada News Bureau) – Long time state Assemblyman Bernie Anderson, D-Sparks, said today he has decided against running for the open Senate 2 seat in Washoe County.
  • Christmas Miracle: I-15 Project To Be Completed Early (Sean Whaley/Nevada News Bureau) – The Nevada Department of Transportation is delivering an early Christmas present to Las Vegas motorists on Thursday with substantial completion of the Interstate 15 design-build north project.
  • Cornyn Calls President’s Bluff, Takes the Obama Challenge (NN&V Staff) – U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, a member of the Senate Finance Committee, issued on Tuesday the following statement in response to President Obama’s challenge to critics of his handling of Health Care reform in the wake of campaign promises made before his election:

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Links to Visit – 12/23/09

Gateway Pundit – Fistgate XII: Obama’s Safe Schools Czar’s GLSEN Conferences Included Dild*e Tips and Needle Instructions For Teens

The New Editor – A Heart-Warming Christmas Story: The Mobster’s Holiday Dinner



The Radio Patriot – MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Mudville Gazette – Dawn Patrol – 12/23/2009 Happy Holidays

BlackFive – Norad Tracks Santa

The New Editor – Atlantic’s ‘One-Man Blog’/Doppleblogger/’Readers’: Obama’s Achievements ‘Extraordinary’

The New Editor – Time Reporter: Dem House Leadership Dealing Dirt on Griffith

Ann Coulter – In Other Words…

Michelle Malkin – Rallying against Gitmo North


Deck the Tree with Mao, Drag Queens and Mount Rushmore!

Lovely… Mass murderers have their place of honor on Obama’s tree with drag queens and Mt. Rushmore with the superimposed face of Obama of course in place. Tis the season to be Marxist, er Progressive…

From: Gateway Pundit – White House: We’re Teeming With Mao Supporters But Had No Idea Mao Balls Were On the Christmas Tree (Video)

Big Government – EXCLUSIVE: Transvestites, Mao And Obama Ornaments Decorate White House Christmas Tree

Fox News – White House Christmas Decor Featuring Mao Zedong Comes Under Fire


Financial News Update – 12/23/09

Editorial: There Came a Pale Rider

Morning Bell: Obamacare’s Constitutional Problems Proliferating

Could the Senate Bill Eliminate Private Insurance?

Beyond the Constitution: The Healthcare Bill Violates the Rule of Law

Obama On Cutting Red Tape: No We Can’t

Nothing Voluntary About Obamacare’s Mandate

There’s Two “T’s” in Ottumwa (The Day the Dollar Died IX)

Beltway Christmas: Cash for corruptocrats

20 Memorable Quotes From Senate Democrooks on Obamacare

Ruh-Roh… Leading House Democrat Opposes Senate’s Health Care Bill

Holiday Protesters Leave Scrooge McCaskill Lumps of Coal For Her Obamacare Vote (Video)

Dems Refuse GOP Efforts to Strip Bribes From Health Care Bill

Small Business Bankruptcies Up 81% in California

Nebraska Governor to Senator Nelson: Give Your Bribe Back to Harry Reid (Video)

Senior Dem: Kill the Senate health reform bill and start over

Sen. Schumer Says Every State Got Special Treatment in Obamacare Legislation

Pelosi, Reid to Hold Closed-Door Meetings to Decide Final Bill


Jubilant Senate Dems ready to pass health care

Chavez announces new discount ‘socialist’ stores

Health Bill Clears Final Hurdle

GOP Says Health Care Bill Will Raise Deficit

Tracking Your Taxes: Bringing Home the Bacon


Employment funds going ‘absolutely broke’; 40 state programs to be emptied by the jobless tsunami within two years

The Inflation Bomb Hiding on The Fed’s Balance Sheet

Harder to buy US Treasuries

Gasoline Prices Flatten Below $2.60

Borrowers with Modified Loans Falling Into Trouble

Surge of Foreclosed Homes Set to Hit Market

The Coming Shortage of All the World’s Most Important Industrial Metals

US Jobseekers Face Bleak Christmas as Unemployment Continues to Rise


America’s Most Forgotten – Drunk Illegal Alien Causes Christmas Eve Crash; Three Family Members Die

By: Carolyn Cooke
Family Security Matters

Editor’s note: This is the next in a continuing series about the forgotten victims of illegal alien crime – weekly stories you do not see in the mainstream media.

America’s Most Forgotten is dedicated to all of the innocent people and their families who have been victimized by illegal aliens as a result of the refusal of our elected officials to enforce United States immigration law and to secure our borders. Americans remain unprotected from this unwanted invasion of unidentified people from across the world. No region of the country has been spared and the citizens presented come from all walks of life. Crisscrossing the nation, we have a predominantly African-American neighborhood in LA, then we skip to an affluent, successful woman in New York City and then to a rural Mississippi family hoping to escape big city crime and then to a Native American in small town. And on, and on, and on…

On December 23, 2006, Gary Ceran played a convincing Bob Cratchit, the father of Tiny Tim, in a local theater production of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Caleb Ceran, 12 years old, and Clarissa Ceran, 17 years old, performed alongside their father as two of his fictional children. They shared his interest in the performing arts. In attendance at the Hale Center Theater production were the rest of the family, wife Cheryl and their two children, Ian, 15, and Julianna, 7.

After the performance, the Ceran family stopped at Walmart for some last-minute Christmas shopping, and then drove home to Cedar Hills, Utah, to celebrate Christmas. At around 2:30 a.m. on December 24th, Carlos Prieto, an illegal alien, intoxicated and driving without a license, ran a red light and broadsided the Ceran vehicle. Cheryl and Ian were killed instantly. Their littlest child, Julianna, died from her injuries after being transported by helicopter to Primary Children’s Medical Center. The rest of the family suffered injuries requiring hospitalization. The wreckage of the vehicle was wrapped around Clarissa’s legs and Caleb suffered from a shoulder injury, broken ribs, and a fractured pelvis.

Gary Ceran had a leg injury as a result of the collision but he scrambled from the wreckage to check on his family. He recalled holding Ian’s head on his lap and stroking his hair as blood poured from his face. Ian had no pulse. He found no sign of life in his wife either.

Gary comforted Caleb, telling him, “We’re going to be all right, buddy.” Caleb said those words were all he remembered from the traumatic event that took his mother and two of his siblings.

Clarissa, a dance major at Brigham Young University, turned 19 on December 26, 2006, in her hospital room. She was able to take small steps and wiggle her toes. This was nothing short of a miracle. Gary Ceran said, “It’s absolutely astonishing to me, not that just that she lived, but I really thought her legs would be lost. When you look at the vehicle and her door and how the car is pushed from the passenger side to the middle of the car, it’s absolutely amazing she’s alive…” Clarissa had dreamed of becoming a dancer.

The Ceran family was described as “the greatest family you could probably ever meet” by a family friend. According to the Daily Herald, five hundred visitors came to the hospital within the first 24 hours after the accident.

The Ceran family belongs to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Gary drew upon a deep faith in God and the support of others to get himself and his remaining son and daughter through their terrible ordeal. Gary believed the ones who survived “were the ones most able to cope with the loss of the others.”

Gary Ceran forgave Preito. He believed it was the right thing to do and quoted scripture from the Bible on forgiveness. Mr. Ceran said, “I want Carlos to know I forgive him,” Ceran said through tears. “Hasn’t there been enough suffering?”

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Trucking Firm Closes Three Days Before Christmas (Update)

By: Bob McCarty
Bob McCarty Writes

Arrow Trucking Company suspended operations yesterday, leaving hundreds of drivers across the country out of work three days before Christmas. [See important update below!]

The decision by officials at the 61-year-old company, once considered one of the country’s largest and most financially-sound flatbed motor carriers, came as a shock to many.

“The drivers had no clue this was going to happen,” wrote Dan Little, president of Owner-Operators United, on his truck drivers organization web site. “The only word they had was the company had planned to do some restructuring.”

Unfortunately, according to Little, employees of the Broken Arrow, Okla.-based firm with approximately 1,400 trucks and 2,600 trailers operating across the country found out the hard way: Drivers had their fuel cards shut off and were told to take their trucks and trailers to the nearest terminal or dealership.

When the trucks are turned into the prospective dealership by the driver, then that dealership calls Greyhound and purchases a bus ticket for that driver to go home, according to Little. It’s the driver’s responsibility to get from the dealership to the bus terminal though.

Content on the company’s web site, still up as of this morning, betrays the turmoil within the company, still touting a “solid foundation,” claiming to offer a “wide range of service capabilities” and “providing quality experience for our drivers.”

According to a Tulsa television station report, several tow trucks were seen parked outside the gates at the Arrow trucking terminal early Tuesday morning. Later in the day, the only trucks leaving the lot were those driven by repossession people.

FYI: According to a Christian Science Monitor report yesterday, a whopping 3,065 trucking companies with five or more drivers went under in 2008. This year, the industry has lost 1,255 firms through the third quarter. When FMCSA 2010, a new set of federal regulations and safety guidelines goes into effect next year, industry insiders expect even more trucking firms to go under. When that happens, more goods will be handled by fewer carriers and costs will likely increase sharply.


UPDATE 12/23/09 at 11:40 a.m. Central: According to Daniel Audet, who discussed this news last night on his Truckstar Radio program, many of the company’s 1,400 drivers are now stranded far from any location where they can drop off their trucks and without working fuel cards. To boot, he says, paychecks issued by the company have bounced, leaving many drivers without funds to reach drop-off points. A Facebook page, Support for Stranded Arrow Trucking Drivers, has been set up to help coordinate efforts to get affected drivers home by Christmas.

Update: ThirdWaveDave – BROKEN ARROW