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Heidi Harris Show Podcast #226: Vegas bartender has some crazy stories….9/29/20

By popular demand, I’m posting more and more segments from my show on my podcast, although I will continue to post other interviews on here, too. Today, local Vegas bartender Erik Bingel joined me. He wrote a funny book Called “Looking for love in all the wrong Vegas”. Boy, does he have stories….Here’s a link to buy the book. 

Heidi Harris Show Podcast #219: Pro Publica says Vegas is “Gambling with lives”. Is that true?

A recent column from Marshall Allen in Pro Publica says” Cellphone data shows how Las Vegas is ‘Gambling with lives’ across the country”. Experts analyzed cell phone data to see where people went who had been in Vegas, and they had traveled to 49 states in four days. These so-called “experts” used phrases like casinos are a “likely hotbed” or that Vegas “could be fueling” the pandemic. Others said it’s “almost certain” that casinos are a feeding ground for Covid-19. So is WalMart!!!!

How irresponsible can you be? Hundreds of thousands of people in Vegas are unemployed because someone who isn’t even going out might die. Enough already with the lies, innuendo, and mischaracterization of “facts”. You have no proof that people are more at risk in casinos than other public places, so stop lying for a headline! Lives are at stake here. The lives of business owners and people who need to leave their houses in order to keep them. This article included zero facts, but the headline is likely to scare some people into postponing a trip to Vegas, when so many people need to feed their families. Truly despicable.

If you come to Vegas, you’re “gambling with your life”! Oh, no!

Yes, having fun is the worst possible thing you could do now. Traveling? Especially to Vegas? Even worse. You’d be “gambling with your life” according to Pro Publica.

Breaking news: There is inherent risk in LIVING. Getting on a plane that might crash, sitting next to someone who, even before March 2020, could give you God-knows-what disease. Drinking too much in Vegas. Hooking up in Vegas, and getting God-knows-what disease…Blowing the house payment on the penny slots…

Enough, already!

Of course the journalists writing this and the doctors they interview for the story have not lost a paycheck. As usual. Why don’t they talk to some business owners who have lost everything? Get their thoughts on things?

Sisolak’s “Mitigation” plan is worse than you think, and as vague as you’d expect.

Well, our illustrious Governor Sisolak has done it again. He’s drafted a “Long Term Mitigation Plan” that is vague to say the least. He’s offered no date or specific guidelines for bars and other affected businesses to open, and no date for churches to return to normal, although that is still in the courts. 

Here’s the kicker, straight from his “Road to Recovery” Returning to Normal”:

Instead of “Phases”, he has created “Mitigation Levels” to punish people. 

But get this. The “Metrics” he and his clown show “task force” will be looking at the following data:

1. Hospital Capacity

2. Access to Personal Protective Equipment

3. Testing Capacity

4. Case Investigation and Contact Tracing

5. Protection of Vulnerable Populations

6. Enforcement

As our Governor, he is RESPONSIBLE for EVERY one of those “metrics” except #1. He can’t be held responsible for how many people wind up in hospitals. No one can. Patients may have underlying conditions, wait to long to go to the hospital, etc. But it’s sure as hell not the fault of BAR OWNERS. 

Every OTHER metric is under his authority. He is the HEAD of our state. Everything that goes wrong is his fault. Hell, they blame Trump for everything that happens in America.

You wanted the job, Sisolak – now DO it. The bucks stops with him. The shit runs downhill, as they say.

In “Mitigation Level 2, “State licenses may be removed for targeted businesses if outbreaks at those locations cannot be controlled”. “Targeted”. Uh huh. 

First of all, NO business owner will allow a “uncontrolled outbreak” to occur at his or her businesss, and second, how the hell can you PROVE where you got something??

These are the details our largely fawning members of the press (who are still getting paychecks) are ignoring. Just thought I’d share them with you.

I read these things so you don’t have to. He’s hoping you don’t. 

Heidi Harris 

8-4-20

Heidi Harris Show Podcast #211: Attorney suing DETR to force them to pay benefits joins me with an update

It is unacceptable that so many people in Nevada have NOT gotten the unemployment benefits their government promised them. Of course no one should rely on government, but if you were PROMISED this unemployment benefit, or PUA if you’re a gig worker, you should GET it.

Our Governor Sisolak has FAILED the people of Nevada. It starts at the TOP. He keeps hundreds of thousands out of work, yet he won’t make certain they get benefits that could keep them in their homes and keep food on the table.

Attorney Mark Thierman, of Thierman Buck in Reno, has been suing the State of Nevada to get people paid. He joined me on my live show. Here’s our conversation.

Vegas recovery could take 18-36 months!!!??

Some analysts are saying so. Can people stay in Vegas and wait it out? Change careers? Just pull up stakes and leave? And go WHERE?

Heidi Harris Show Podcast #100: MGM losing money NOW they want to drop rates?

Too little, too late, kids. MGM Resorts is losing money, and occupancy is down, so NOW they want to drop rates? After they scalped people for parking, added exorbitant “resort fees” and made visitors feel like plucked chickens before they even checked in? Yeah, okay. Too little, WAY too late.