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To Arms! The Empire Strikes Back!

Ruben Murillo, union agitator for the Clark County Teachers Association, is stirring up the swarm of “educators and our supporters” to show up at the 9:00 am “town hall” dog-and-pony show tomorrow (Saturday) being hosted by Senate Majority Leader Steven Horsford in Las Vegas to whine about how Gov. Brian Sandoval’s minimal proposed budget cuts “would harm our students and make it more difficult for Nevada’s economy to turn around.”

Murillo is urging his Coalition of Kvetchers to show up wearing red “to support public education.”

With all those red shirts running around, wouldn’t it be funny if Assemblyman Ed Goedhart showed up with a truckload of bulls from his dairy and cut them loose? It’d be the Running of the Liberals! Now THAT would be a rally worth attending.

In any event, conservatives led by Adam Stryker and Americans for Prosperity are also planning a morning rally to show SUPPORT for Gov. Sandoval – the kind of support he’s NOT getting from many legislative Republicans in Carson City. “Liberal backed interest groups have already pledged to spend half a million dollars to combat the budget plan that Governor Sandoval has proposed,” notes Stryker, “and we need to show that conservatives stand by our Governor.”

The conservative rally is scheduled to start at 8:00 am in front of the Grant Sawyer Building in Las Vegas, located at 555 E. Washington Street. The official dog-and-pony show will begin inside at nine o’clock. Tea party-like signs are encouraged for the rally; however, they will not be allowed inside the building afterwards.

There will also be a concurrent dog-and-pony show in Reno, hosted by Democrat Assemblywoman Debbie Smith at 9:00 am. That spectacle will be held in the Washoe County Commission Chambers at 1001 E. Ninth Street. Conservatives up north are urged to attend this meeting, as well, and not let the D’s have a monopoly on the media attention.