Undecided and of two minds

Welcome to this week’s Reno News & Review.

Some weeks feel more like journalism than others. Those earthquakes had us running around the office like Keystone Cops Thursday afternoon. 4.2 is a freaky feeling. I just happened to have a hardhat in my office, left by some public relations group a few years ago. (I think it was Artown, but I took the label off.) It’s funny the way things accumulate. I also have a crown from when I won a lobster eating contest. It comes in handy every once in a while. So anyway, I wore the hardhat all Thursday afternoon, and then some more Friday morning. I wear it half in jest, but you know, there are probably worse hats to wear when the temblors are swarming. I’d look a damned fool if they pull me out of the rubble of this brick building wearing my lobster crown.

But it’s Cinco de Mayo time here in Northern Nevada, so I’m stuck with a crucial decision: Do I go with an earthquake story or with an immigration story on the cover? Both are timely. Those quakes have been going since February, although I guess that the increasing magnitude is considered a possible sign for the potential for a big quake. Of course, it’s not like immigration is going to go away, either. Not as long as both political parties are able to use these people as futboles. I don’t think there’s an issue in this country, unless maybe it’s healthcare, that shows that our elected officials absolutely do not care about what happens to our country—only about getting themselves back into office. Selfish. Lying. Turds.

But that’s just my opinion, and it doesn’t really get me any closer to which story is going to run on the cover of the paper this week. Right now, I’m leaning toward earthquakes, but I guess if you’re reading this, the decision must have been made. How’s it look? Good story, huh?