Yesterday, McCarran Internal Airport announced that they would be increasing their fees for parking and ground transportation for, among other reasons “because of the county’s budget deficit“. This is complete BS. Per page 6 of the 2007 Financial Report of McCarran Airport/Clark County Department of Aviation “The Department comprises a single enterprise fund of Clark County (the County), and operates as a separate self sufficient enterprise of the County“ (emphasis added). Continued reading of the 2007 Financial Report tells us that all money used for the operation of the airport is gathered through the fees the airport charges and all revenue gathered is used for the airport. If the airport wants to raise fees, fine, but don’t BS us by telling us that it is because of budget cuts.
So, its been a few day now since the Clark County Republican Convention. Of course, I’ve thought a lot about it. For about half of the Convention, I was sitting next to my friend Denise. I have since released that the last time I was next to Denise at a political function was back in High School. We both attended the Advanced Technologies Academy, in Southern Nevada. In 1996, then US Vice President Al Gore visited. People held up “Gore 2000” signs and what not. And, to be honest, I do not remember much difference between what Gore was talking about and what the people holding up signs on Saturday for John McCain were talking about. Their policies, their believes, their voting records. It’s hard to find much that different between those two, just one has a “D” after their name and one has a “R”. And that’s not what I care about.