Friday, March 26, 2010

SEARCHLIGHT, NEVADA

SEARCHLIGHT, NEVADA IS THE ONLY TOWN WE PASS THROUGH BETWEEN LAUGHLIN AND LAS VEGAS, SO WE'VE DRIVEN THROUGH HERE A LOT OVER THE YEARS.  WE USUALLY STOP TO USE THE RESTROOM AND HAVE THE MINER'S BREAKFAST AT THE NUGGET CASINO ON THE WAY INTO VEGAS, AND THEN STOP AGAIN ON THE WAY HOME FOR THE RESTROOMS AND NURSE OUR HANGOVERS FROM TOO MUCH FUN IN VEGAS.

SEARCHLIGHT HAS A COLORFUL HISTORY BASED ON MINING, BUT IS BEST KNOWN TODAY AS THE BOYHOOD HOME OF SENATOR HARRY REID, THE MAJORITY LEADER OF THE US SENATE.

About 55 miles south of Las Vegas, Searchlight has no stoplight and no real grocery store. It has two small casinos --Terrible's and the Nugget -- several gas stations, a McDonald's, an elementary school named for Reid, a senior center, a community center, library and museum, a volunteer fire station, a church, a cemetery where Reid used to dig graves with his father, a bait shop, several RV parks and hundreds of homes that are mostly double-wide trailers or modular houses.

THIS COMING WEEK-END YOU'RE GOING TO BE READING, AND WATCHING SEARCHLITE, NV ON THE NATIONAL NEWS AS THE TEA PARTY EXPRESS HOLDS A RALLY THAT WILL GET NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL PRESS COVERAGE.

 A Tea Party Express rally coming Saturday, a sort of conservative mini-Woodstock in the desert that organizers expect to draw 5,000 to 10,000 people -- maybe more -- from across the country, most of whom want to end the career of Nevada's most powerful politician.

"THE SHOWDOWN IN SEARCHLIGHT" WILL BE SOMETHING FOR THE BOOKS.  CAN YOU IMAGINE 10,000 PEOPLE SHOWING UP FOR A POLITICAL RALLY IN A TOWN OF ONLY 1,000 RESIDENTS?

THE KEYNOTE SPEAKER FOR THE RALLY IS SARA PALIN, ALONG WITH MANY OTHER CONSERVATIVE TALKING HEADS.  ENJOY THE NEWS COVERAGE AND NOW YOU KNOW WHERE SEARCHLIGHT, NV IS LOCATED.

SHOWDOWN IN SEARCHLIGHT NEWS

1 comments:

Rod and Loyce Ivers said...

Thanks Rex for the info. We stopped there on our way to Boulder City, like you to use the restrooms. I had no idea that it was Harry Ried's home town. Seems sooooo small, I wonder what they will do with 10,000 not too happy Tea Partyers!