Places To Go, And People To See.

And welcome back to yet another grilling edition of Vegas Valley Sports Beat that quirky little sports column preferred by four out of five sports fans who chew sugarless gum. Exactly what that has to do with the price of tea in China the world may never know.

But I digress.

The thermometer on the barn wall says oh my God it’s hot in here, and I do believe it’s right. It is hot, but as any seasoned Las Vegas resident knows, it’s not even nearly as hot as it will be soon enough. The 4th of July is just 2 days away and it will really be hot by then. Fortunately most of us are used to the heat and we are able to thrive in it. Or are at least able to stand it even for long periods of time. Please remember to drink lots of water and stay hydrated. You can very quickly become dehydrated and lose consciousness and die. Before you even know that you’re in trouble it’s already too late, and you may never wake up again. I don’t know about you but that’s something I can definitely live without.

I think we can all agree that it’s really great to have Nevada back open for business again. We here at Vegas Valley News would ask you all to get out even if just a little bit and help support your local businesses during these trying times if you can. I’m still somewhat haunted by the images in my mind of riding my bike once down the Strip when it was bustling with people and alive one night, and the next time riding down the main street of a ghost town all by myself. Eerie doesn’t even begin to describe it with the Strip all torn up, barricades all down the street from Charleston all the way down to Flaming-O. There was a police car at every light with their lights flashing non-stop and not a soul to be seen anywhere the whole length of the Strip that I saw.

My last visit to an eating establishment (Timbers – Stephanie) for sustenance and a subsequent review was an unmitigated disaster. For Timbers that is, not for this kid. Incredibly their manager sent me an email saying they dropped the ball and offered me two $25 gift cards. They dropped both balls as far as I’m concerned. I told her I don’t give out my address to hateful people like them and that I tried to eat there once I have since lost my appetite and to give the cards to the SPCA. Hopefully not in my name, though I failed to say so specifically. I’m sure they have enough animus left over from before to take credit for the donation anyway. They have yet to reply.

You never get a second chance to make a first impression. They were rude and openly dismissive the first time so I’m supposed to walk back in there after HR reams them out and cash in my gift cards like they won’t know who I am and take a shit in my food? Who wants to be the first person in history to say out loud, or put it in writing and sign an affidavit saying that such is not the mentality of any vindictive food service worker that had a messed up attitude toward the customer to begin with? They do it in prisons, and jails especially just for spite in many cases, and they do it at all public eateries as well.

She’s lost her mind if she thinks $50 worth of their food is even worth the effort to go back there to get considering I live 75 miles away. The way I see it, there’s nothing to be learned from being kicked by a mule a second time. No thank you Timbers, I honestly do not care for forced hospitality.

Which brings us to the subject. I was once again in town on an inspection assignment this past week when I happened to find myself in front of a wonderful little establishment called Village Pub and Poker. Located at 10420 Bermuda road this location is but one of a dozen similar locations scattered in and about the greater Las Vegas Valley area.

From the moment I walked in off the street where it was at least 107 degrees it was cool, and inviting inside, and I was greeted warmly by Florida the bartender. Unlike some places, TImbers, that I could name I did not have to sit there for an hour humiliated waiting for her to deign to serve me, she was on the spot and smoking hot if I may say so. Jaw-dropper yes, ball dropper. Most definitely not. She was on the ball as far as service goes. She was funny, very warm, and quite genuine in my opinion. All the good food and atmosphere in the world won’t undo the damage one rude waiter can do to a restaurant.

I was immediately drawn to the 10 ounce Sirloin steak dinner special for $11.99 and ordered that with salad, crispy seasoned steak fries, and mixed garden vegetables with a cola back, no ice. I did not have to wait all day to order nor for my food. It was brought to me hot, and delicious in no time flat. Every condiment one could ever ask for was right there at my fingertips from salt, to A-1 Steak Sauce.

Photo of Village Pub & Poker - Las Vegas, NV, United States. Looks good especially the potato. How does the steak look?

This column, this news agency, Vegas Valley News is dedicated to whatever is good for Las Vegas and those who live, work, and or play here. So this column is not about me. When I do a review it’s 100% voluntary. I don’t get paid to write the review nor do I get reimbursed a cent for the meal. So when I go into an establishment whether it’s to review it or not it is ALL about ME, Not them, ME. It’s all about fulfilling my immediate needs immediately. I found just such instant gratification at Village Pub and Poker. Service with such a lovely smile as Florida’s is always a welcome respite from the plastic Stepford staff as I encountered at Timbers.

I related to her, and to nearby patrons within earshot at the bar my experience at Timbers and they all agreed that Timbers sucks. I paraphrase a bit, but that’s the gist of it. Compared to Village Pub and Poker they suck rotten eggs.

(702) 407-0219 is the number to the location I went to on Bermuda, but you can easily obtain the locations of the other 11 pubs at Village Pub and Poker is open 24 hours a day 7 days a week for your dining pleasure, or if you’re in the mood to try your luck at Gambler’s Bonus poker on the bar. I took advantage of my visit to sign up with their Gambler’s Bonus players reward program that I have been hearing so much about on the radio for years but never had the opportunity to sign up for in the past.

With a small, but broad menu filled with culinary taste treats, even root beer floats, Village Pub and Poker serves so many good items that there simply has to be something on there that you’re sure to find delectable enough to fully satisfy your breakfast, lunch or dinner cravings every time.

Photo of Village Pub & Poker - Las Vegas, NV, United States. Veggie omelet with sausage
Photo of Village Pub & Poker - Las Vegas, NV, United States. Chef salad!
Photo of Village Pub & Poker - Las Vegas, NV, United States. Nachos!

I wrote a five-star review for them on YELP as I promised Florida I would, and now I reiterate that same review grade here and give them 5 of 5 stars in review. This grade is more than justified due to the fact that overall it was a great, time, a great meal at a great price, and it was a very refreshing change from the pointed hatred I received from Timbers.

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Thank you so much to Florida and to Village Pub and Poker for everything. May you live long and prosper much.

President Trump is Fighting for Nevada Workers and Families

He is making the economy great again!

As President Trump peacefully protests with supporters in Reno tonight and Las Vegas tomorrow, the evidence shows his whole-of-government response to the coronavirus helped Nevada families and workers:

  • President Trump fought to give the people of Nevada the resources and help they need to combat the coronavirus.
  • President Trump’s Paycheck Protection Program protected 500,000 Nevada jobs by providing more than $4.2 billion worth of loans to over 45,000 Nevada businesses.
  • Nearly 1.6 million Nevadans received Economic Impact Payments totaling over $2.6 billion in relief.
  • The CARES Act is providing up to $1.25 billion worth of aid to the state and over $241 million in relief to 2,581 health care providers in the state.

Nevada businesses are poised for a historic comeback thanks to President Trump’s economic leadership:

  • President Trump’s pro-growth policies, tax cuts, and deregulation built a stronger economy for Nevada workers and businesses.
  • In the last 3 months, Nevada added 142,100 jobs back following the economy’s artificial interruption from the China virus.
  • Nevada added more than 104,500 new jobs in the first three years of the Trump Administration, including 14,300 new manufacturing jobs.
  • Before China unleashed the coronavirus on the world, Nevada’s unemployment rate had fallen to just 3.6%. The state’s average unemployment rate during the Obama-Biden administration was 9.8%.
  • President Trump’s historic Tax Cuts & Jobs Act is projected to add over 11,000 new Nevada jobs over the next decade. The law also designated 61 Nevada communities as Opportunity Zones, which will drive new private investment into distressed and predominantly minority communities.

President Trump kept his promise to negotiate America First trade deals, providing a massive boost to Nevada’s economy:

  • The President’s United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) trade deal will boost Nevada’s economy and create new jobs in the state, which exports more than $1.8 billion annually in goods to Canada and Mexico.
  • Trade with Canada and Mexico supports more than 107,000 jobs in Nevada, including 1,500 manufacturing jobs.
  • President Trump is defending Nevada farmers and agriculture producers from China by providing more than $4.2 million in direct USDA payments to Nevada farmers.

But Joe Biden’s radical, far-left agenda will decimate Nevada workers and families:

  • The terrible trade deals that Biden supported during his 44 years as a career politician in Washington killed Nevada jobs.
    • Nevada lost 3,700 jobs due to higher trade deficits with Mexico under NAFTA, which Biden supported.
    • Biden voted to normalized trade relations with China, which killed 15,900 Nevada jobs due to higher trade deficits.
  • Biden’s radical energy policies and promise to “end fossil fuel” would devastate Nevada workers and businesses.
    • The oil, gas, and coal industries support nearly 48,000 jobs in Nevada and contribute $4.3 billion to the state’s economy annually.
    • 60% of Nevada’s homes are heated by natural gas, fuel oil, or propane, fuels that Biden wants to eliminate.
    • In Nevada, the Trump Administration has opened 1.8 million acres of public land for oil and gas leasing. Biden would shut it down.
  • Biden’s plans endanger the private health insurance that over 1.6 million Nevadans rely on.
    • Biden’s government-run public option plan would ultimately kill private health insurance plans.
    • Under Biden’s government-run public option plan, 8 of Nevada’s rural hospitals would be at “high risk” of closing, limiting patients’ access to health care.
  • Joe Biden pledged that charter schools will be “gone” if he is elected president. Over 45,000 students are enrolled in 72 charter schools across Nevada, making up over 10% of total public schools in the state.

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Frankie Moreno Fan Club Update:

Election fraud safeguards will be removed if we don’t step up

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The worst has happened and the integrity of our elections are at stake. Democrats are using the coronavirus pandemic to gut election fraud protections and they’re laser focused on Nevada because of how important our great state is to the outcome of the general election. 

Multiple outside lobbyist organizations and the DNC (National Democrats) are suing Nevada’s Secretary of State’s Office in an effort to force Nevada to remove critical safeguards against voter fraud. 

The Democrats’ lawsuit asks the court to eliminate the signature matching process; allow political operatives to show up on voters’ doorsteps to collect ballots, a practice more commonly known as ballot harvesting; require Secretary Cegavske to mail ballots to inactive voters that no longer live at the residence on file; and order Nevada to refrain from enforcing several other lawful provisions.

Ballot harvesting has become a VERY serious issue for our upcoming Primary Election and it could SEVERELY affect election results here in Nevada.

The problem is, this doesn’t just affect the presidential election results. The candidates this affects most are those like me who are fighting here at the local level. Will you help us fight these outside groups and their effort to REMOVE SAFEGUARDS from our election process here in Nevada?

Here are two ways we need your help:

  1. We need more signatures for our NEVADANS AGAINST BALLOT HARVESTING PETITION. Sign now here >>
  2. Our fight has to be fueled from the ground. Can I count on you to chip-in to our BALLOT HARVESTING FIGHT BACK FUND? This fund is specifically for candidates like me that will be gravely affected by the DNC’s lawsuit against the Nevada Secretary of State’s Office. 

I appreciate every action taken to help us win this fight. We have to protect the integrity of our elections and the future of our great state and nation. 

This is too important to sit by and watch to see what happens. 

Thank you for making this a priority, 

April Becker
Candidate for Senate District 6

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As you know, the Nevada Primary was changed to a mail-by-ballot only election. All active voters would receive absentee ballots and be able to either mail the ballot or drop it off at a designated location that would be available in each county, according to Cegavske’s office.

Mail-in voting has specific safeguards put in place for a reason (considering fraud is easier by mail) and states like ours could end up having millions of dead and ineligible voters on their rolls.

However, Democrats are suing Nevada’s Secretary of State’s Office in an effort to force Nevada to remove critical safeguards against voter fraud. 

This is why I hope to see your name on the list of NEVADANS AGAINST BALLOT HARVESTING and your name on the Donor List of folks pitching in to fuel the fight

Thank you again!

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By Ronna McDaniel | Fox News

RNC Chair McDaniel: Democrats use coronavirus as excuse to try eliminating safeguards against election fraudRonna McDaniel

Imagine an election where a ballot is sent to a person regardless of eligibility, signed by someone else, picked up and delivered by a campaign operative, and still counted. If Democrats got their way, that is what would happen in Nevada this June, and nationwide in November.

Democrats have sued Nevada in an attempt to block the state from enforcing election laws on the books in their upcoming primary. 

Their demands? Nevada must suspend its prosecution of ballot harvesters, where the practice is illegal, and refuse to allow election officials to verify signatures on ballots, contrary to state law. They claim this basic check to see whether a ballot is from the same voter who signed up to vote is “not needed to ensure the integrity of the election.”

This is the Democrats’ standard for “integrity” in elections. The first red flag should have been that it is Marc Elias and Perkins Coie who are doing the suing.

If you need a refresher, Perkins Coie is the Democratic law firm, paid by the Hillary Clinton campaign, that hired Fusion GPS to dig up dirt on Donald Trump in 2016. They failed, but still compiled a dossier full of foreign-solicited lies about Trump and Russia, which was leaked by Obama intelligence officials to try to sabotage the new president’s administration, sow doubt in his election victory, and invalidate the votes of 63 million Americans. Not the best track record on “integrity.”

But why wait to sow confusion and doubt after an election when Democrats can do so before? That is their ongoing campaign to remove voting safeguards through the courts, and now using a pandemic to fundamentally upend the way we vote to further their political aims.

Elias and Perkins Coie first threatened to sue Nevada unless the state breaks its own voting laws. You read that right. In a letter sent to the secretary of state, Elias demanded election officials throw out signature verification requirements.

To Elias and the Democrats, it is OK if a signature on a ballot does not even remotely match a voter’s registration on file. They claim election officials do not have the “necessary expertise” to check, even though signature verification is already conducted on every voter registration in Nevada and checked for every voter who shows up at the polls. Voters also have the chance to contact election officials in the event of a mistake.

While they tried and failed to allow people to vote a full week after Election Day in Wisconsin, Democrats are still committed to expanding ballot harvesting and weakening ballot security.

Democrats also want ballots sent to “all registered voters in Nevada,” regardless of whether the voter has moved away. This would increase the number of ballots in circulation far beyond those eligible to vote.

For its primary, Nevada is providing mail-in ballots to active voters, but not inactive ones. Registrations are marked “inactive” only after officials have received reliable information such as from the U.S. Postal Service that the voter has moved and fails to respond to a mailing asking the voter to confirm his or her address.

It is critical that mail-in voting has these safeguards, given fraud is easier by mail, and states are known to have millions of dead and ineligible voters on their rolls.


In 2018 there were over 239,000 inactive voters in Nevada, meaning Democrats want roughly a quarter-million extra ballots floating around during the primary. This would be convenient for their “voter assistance” plans, the Democrats’ euphemistic go-around for ballot harvesting in states where it is banned.

Democrats are using “social distancing” as an excuse to allow campaign operatives to traffic in ballots, and stop the enforcement of crucial voter integrity laws. 

In Nevada, it is a felony for a person to handle a ballot other than their own. The law already has an exception for a voter to allow an authorized family member to return their ballot, making Democrats’ excuses ring hollow.

It is not really about social distancing. If it were, Democrats would not want to put their campaign operatives at risk by sending them door-to-door to handle thousands of ballots.The only thing Democrats are consistent on is their mission to gut voting integrity. And their hypocrisy.