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Drive-By Muthings: September 17, 2012

* OK, funny is funny. And this Saturday Night Live spoof of an Obama ad hitting Romney for Bain Capital is funny, I don’t care who you are.

* President Barack Obama’s backdoor amnesty executive order will reportedly result in an estimated 450,000 illegal immigrants just in California alone now getting drivers licenses. One cheerful Fresno State student is quoted as saying that being in the country illegally and not being able to get a license was “a big inconvenience.”

As opposed to, you know, taxpayers in the U.S. funding the cost of health care and education for 12 million illegal immigrants in the country.

If you haven’t signed Citizen Outreach’s petition support Rep. Lamar Smith’s H.A.L.T. Act which would put the kibosh on Obama’s executive order, you can still do so by clicking here

* As Hawaii’s U.S. Senate race “is seen as slipping further and further from” Republican Linda Lingle, now might be a good time to remind everyone of this television ad Republican Rep. Don Young did a few weeks ago for Lingle’s Democrat opponent, Mazie Hirono.

* “In the past month,” the Las Vegas Sun reports, “Nevada’s public assistance agencies have aggressively stepped up their voter registration efforts.”

I guess now we know why Democrats out-registered Republicans by such large margins last month, don’t we? And why should Democrats fund voter registration drives when they can just get the government to do it for them?

* Columnist Llewellyn King wrote recently about General Atomics’ new Energy Multiplier Module (EM2), a modern, smaller, faster nuclear reactor that doesn’t require siting near a river, bay or ocean and “will effectively eliminate the nuclear waste issue” since it will burn nuclear waste.

Hello?!! Sounds like Yucca Mountain would be a GREAT place to build one of those puppies!

* “I don’t know how many folks have read (Nevada) Gov. Brian Sandoval’s sage grouse plan, recently completed and released,” writes cattle rancher Cliff Gardner of Ruby Valley (south of Elko). I was fearful of what it might entail. I had no idea it would be as bad as it is.”

Click here to read the full column.

* Received a copy of a news release from ex-congressman Jon Porter’s lobbying firm on Monday which he signed “Congressman Jon Porter (Ret.).” Not sure why he’s using the “(Ret.)” designation because the moderate Republican didn’t “retire” from Congress; he was beaten in 2008 by Dina Titus.

* In an August 13 letter to a voter, Republican state Senate candidate Mark Hutchison declared his support for “hiring more teachers and reducing class size.”

The problem is that both of those proposals would cost a LOT of money. How would Mr. Hutchison pay for them? In addition, the current class size reduction program in grades K-3 hasn’t worked. So why expand failure instead of trying something else…you know, like vouchers?

* In the state Senate District 19 race, the Las Vegas Review-Journal on Sunday endorsed moderate, tax-hiking Republican candidate Pete “Tax My Meat” Goicoechea thusly: “He’ll do.”

High praise indeed.

* For the average football fan, you’d never know that this year’s first two weeks of NFL games have been refereed by replacement officials while the unionized regular officials have been sitting home with the rest of us watching them on TV.

Which is why I became increasingly annoyed by the announcers in yesterday’s Ravens-Eagles game constantly sniping at the replacement officials for trivial, meaningless crap. Union shills.

* Personally, I’m rooting for a Beltway World Series between my home-town Baltimore Orioles (1 game behind the Yankees) and Las Vegan Bryce Harper’s Washington Nationals (5½ ahead of the Braves).