We had quite the year here on the legal blog! Thanks for joining us for the ride!
In 2016 we doubled down on our approach to produce marketing content that benefits the Nevada community, and dare I say, it was a resounding success.1)Only meaning that our growth in web traffic validates this course of action
To show my appreciation for all of our new viewers, I prepared a Special 2016 Awards!
Because you deserve a little bit more than regurgitating information we already published, I tried to mix things up.
As to my methodology, presume an immense of amount of undue influence/corruption. This is entirely biased.2)These results aren't even final.
With that, (I assume you are donned the appropriate long-tail jacket), we begin!
The 2016 Awards: ClearCast of the Year!
ClearCast Episode 4 wins hands down. To this day, I have yet to see anyone else beside Jonathan articulate the difference between 'free speech' and 'workplace rights'.
Sure Kaepernick can kneel..but his employer could likely fire him for it as well (Not in this case, as Jonathan notes, the NFL is collectively bargained).
The 2016 Awards: Entrepreneur(s) of the Year
It was a tie! And unfortunately we still don't have time for a recount.
First, our friend3)I regret forgetting his name selling wares outside of President Obama's rally in North Las Vegas.
..I really should have purchased that McGovern poster when I had the chance. Darn.
Yes, all that man does is win. One can only guess how he is winning the post-election.
..Like I said, there was a tie. Our friend above tied with anonymous bloggers of Macedonia that learned how to make a living off of Donald Trump clicks.
There's been much too much written about fake news post-election (you better believe I got in on the action), but not nearly enough on why people want to click on headlines like "Hillary eats people." I hope to explore that more next year..
The 2016 Awards: ClearCast I That Needs More Attention If I Do Say So Myself..
ClearCast Episode 5 on San Francisco federal court taking gun rights away from Nevadans!
This is terrible precedent established by the 9th Circuit earlier this year. In essence, they ruled that if a Nevadan (remember, this is a California-based court) possess a medical marijuana card, (just the card! they don't need to prove anything else..like actual consumption) she may not purchase a gun.
Think about that for a second. Her firearm licenses is dependent upon her medical condition?
..See! What did I tell you!
The 2016 Awards: 'Who Wore It Best?' Award Winner of Campaign 2016:
This one looked like it would be a barn-burner between the good Senator from Vermont and our friend Jeb!,(did he wear the same sweater 4 days in a row?), Bush.
But unfortunately, as it turns out, Jeb!'s4)Yes, that's correct entry came in late December 2015..tough year for our friend from Florida. I don't think we've seen the last of Jeb! just yet..
The 2016 Awards: Best 2016 Election Content
Tie again!5)There's no way they will let me run this election again next year..this just isn't possible
Both, however, tried to move the conversation forward regarding Question 2, marijuana legalization.
First, we went on location with the president of the Nevada Dispensary Association, Andrew Jolley, to give him an opportunity to explain why he supported passage without all the name-calling/exaggeration.
Folks seemed to have appreciated the straight talk. Happy to help!
Next, we sat down with a prominent opponent of marijuana legalization, Pat Hickey, and he was kind enough to spend 30 minutes explaining why feels so passionately about the subject.
We've been in talks with Pat (After popular demand!), and hope to have him back to discuss education policy/ESAs in the near future.
The 2016 Awards: Content That Could Improve Our Quality of Life6)Man I love this show..all I do is win
Clearly to my 'Not-Very-Modest Proposal' to update Nevada's election laws!
Please do this, Nevada electeds. The post lists 10 very good reasons why, including how much safer/easier voting would be for our senior citizens (Not to mention over 80% voter participation!).
And while you're at it, how about a state primary? We don't need to go through that silly caucus stuff again..
The 2016 Awards: The Best ClearCast About Clowns
This category..not as close as some of the previous. We've got to give the award to Episode 8.
I'm sure there were at least two other instances where Jordan asked me, "Is that a clown question, bro?," but neither was as clowny as Episode 8.
(Those were the days).
The 2016 Awards: Browbeat of the Year
Can't say I was as excited to win this award as much as a couple of the previous, but alas, here we are.
How did I respond? With more than 3000 words explaining how with behavioral economics, we can understand why the water law is inefficient.
(And yes, they turned the sprinklers off.)
Joking aside, we want to thank you all for a wonderful year.
We appreciate the love and support of the Las Vegas Valley ; know that we aim to do even better in 2017!
Thanks for reading. Seriously.
|↑1||Only meaning that our growth in web traffic validates this course of action|
|↑2||These results aren't even final.|
|↑3||I regret forgetting his name|
|↑4||Yes, that's correct|
|↑5||There's no way they will let me run this election again next year..this just isn't possible|
|↑6||Man I love this show..all I do is win|
|↑7||I'm not here to name names|
|↑8||Violating the law|