Saturday, April 27, 2002

"The truth is rarely pure and never simple."
-- Oscar Wilde

Take the history of Nevada and above-ground nuclear testing. Is it a bit of Cold War history, that every Nevadan should be proud of? Was it their patriotic duty to absorb all that radiation? Or was it a crime, committed by the Federal government against the good people of Nevada? Is this something that should only be discussed in a court room when talking about the reparations that are due the families of those who died prematurely from radiation related cancers?

Well, the Nevada state legislature (a part-time club, that meets once only every other year) has come down on the side of fun. Yes, they're proud of their nuclear heritage and think it's the stuff license plates are made of.

Nevada Offers Nuclear License Plates, with a lovely mushroom cloud motif, to vehicle owners in the Silver State. There's no better way to say, "I'm proud to live in Nevada."

At least, until they offer plates with a picture of Ben ("Bugsy") Siegel burying bodies in the desert wilderness. That's when I'm moving to Nevada (or, at least, registering my car there).

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