“Certainly, but the whole effort to remake Vegas as a "family destination" pretty much failed. The pirate show at Treasure Island is long gone and the whole "...stays in Vegas" campaign pretty much admits Orlando is the family destination, Vegas is the sex and sin destination. There is room for both.”
obamathegreat235 on May 25, 2014 at 14:47:34
“I understand and based on the many times I have been to Vegas, staying at overwhelming fabulous resorts on the strip in particular, the four that I find more accommodating toward families with children are, NYNY, Mandalay Bay with the beach pool; MGM Grand, which has beautiful family oriented venues and Circus Circus in particular. Yet for a more wholesome family environment, Orlando in particular seems more practical. I believe children should not be around the gaming, party party and living it up adult atmosphere. Vegas has always been an adult town and that is its legacy. I imagine though many families have to bring their kids because there is no other alternative and there are a number of places off strip that are family friendly.”
“I love Vegas. I have an old and very dear friend living in Henderson that I visit often. But if you think Vegas is "family oriented," I will agree to disagree. When you are handed postcards for "in room escorts" (nudge, nudge, wink, wink) while walking down the street - no, that doesn't go in most cities. (Yes, I know they don't hand them to children, but so many people discard the handouts in ways that are clearly and constantly visible to anyone walking the streets).
Gambling is Vegas' main industry. In most other cities, gambling is not the main focus and is only taking place on native American lands well removed from the city proper. There is a reason the city's advertising slogan is "what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas."”
obamathegreat235 on May 25, 2014 at 03:13:40
“I understand, but for sure, Vegas I believe does attempt to accommodate guests who
bring their kids and there are fabulous resorts there to do just that.”
“Las Vegas has three major industries: liquor, gambling, and prostitution - Just the place for the Party of "Family Values!"”
mzrecycle on May 23, 2014 at 07:03:47
“This was my first thought. Makes me think that family value stuff is really bogus. It's likely real in small towns, but the party big wigs? NOT!”
obamathegreat235 on May 23, 2014 at 00:04:26
“So what city in America does not have industries in terms of selling liquor, gambling in terms of casinos, the lottary and even scrath off ticket gambling? Vegas is a decent and fabulous family abd adult oriented city that is world renound, and in my opinion is just too decent to have a bunch of CONS polluting its atmosphere with their riff raff and hypocrisy.”
OldUncleTom on May 22, 2014 at 16:47:53
“Prostitution is illegal in Clark County, NV, which works about as well as most marijuana prohibition, or making Jack Daniels in a dry county.”
“Honestly, if the sitting President had been a Republican, he would understand it perfectly.”
aztlan on May 22, 2014 at 15:19:58
“I'm still waiting for all those Iraqi WMD's to show up. That intel was the handiwork of Bush and company which lead directly to the deaths of 5,000 American troops, to say nothing of the pre 9/11 CIA warnings that the last republican POTUS ignored a full month before the attacks.”
“Sure. Because an attack by people who were already angry at America instead of people who were spontaneously angry with America changed what? Either way, it was an attack by people angry with America.
Most of the country already understands that, but maybe if you stomp your feet long enough and hold your breath until you turn blue, people will change their minds.”
“Because they really are not fully engaged in following current events. They usually side with the candidate who projects strength and optimism during the actual campaign.
These hearings are going to "decide" and undecideds. They're simply not paying attention now. And poll after poll shows that this is simply not an issue that matters to anyone outside of the wingnutisphere,”
“Burt's animosity goes back a few seasons. Remember how angry he got when Don placed that fill-page anti-tobacco ad without consulting his partners? Burt is all about playing by the rules. I think he resents the way Don has constantly flaunted the rules.”
“There are many who contend that the Keystone pipeline is not necessary as it will not being providing oil for American markets and will result in a very small number of permanent jobs.
The entire problem with Cliven Bundy has nothing to do with a tortoise. That is an attempt to deflect from the real issue. That government never told Bundy he couldn't graze his cattle on that land. They simply required him to pay grazing fees. Those fees are well below what private land owners charge and were imposed by - let me check here - President Ronald Reagan, well-known socialist despot. Bundy has been free-loading off the taxpayers for more than two decades now.
And Bundy's family bought the property back in 1948 - or more than a decade AFTER the feds took over the adjacent land.
So when speaking of straw men, it's important to know whose pasture they're standing on.”