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So, the party conventions are over and we can all breath a sigh of relief. Except for one small thing. Because they were held so early, this is going to be the longest presidential campaign since Kennedy/Nixon in 1960.
We can see it happening every day. There was no break after the Republican convention and it has just gone on every day since the Democrats ended theirs. And on, and on, and on...... What a grind this is going to be and I don't mean for Clinton and Trump. I mean for all of us.
So, where are we? We're left with two candidates for the Presidency whose individual egos are bigger than the Grand Canyon and our own Great Basin combined but whose collective wisdom and dedication to our governing principles wouldn't fill a thimble (apologies to thimbles).
For example: Mrs. Clinton came to Las Vegas and told the crowd she would introduce to the Congress a comprehensive
immigration reform bill which is a perfectly legitimate act as President. But then she said if the Congress did not
give her what she wanted she would use the Presidential pen the same way Mr. Obama has. Her crowd roared its approval.
Not once have either of these egomaniacs given even a passing nod to the Constitution, its separation of powers or
its system of checks and balances.
I see that NVEnergy has capitulated to the crony capitalist forces of the roof top solar industry and has agreed to grandfather in those people who put the panels on their homes before the January deadline. Of course, every one of the contracts those folks signed said: "The Public Utilities Commission of Nevada or the Utility may amend its tariffs upon Commission approval."
What we have here is a classic example of people seeing what they want to see while they disregard the rest.
Can you say "housing bubble"?
When it comes to rooftop solar we know where the competing numbers are coming from:
I believe the PUC numbers are far closer to reality than the solar industry which is using their studies, "as
a drunken man uses light posts - for support rather than illumination." Andrew Long