Public Service Announcement

I have visited the destroyed public housing occupied by gypsies in eastern Hungary. I have seen shanty towns in the townships of South Africa. I have viewed the war-torn ruins of the former Yugoslavia. The Virgin River Casino in Mesquite, Nevada is a shithole comparable to any of them in its own particular way. From the hopeless, despondent anger of the casino employees, to the naked avarice displayed by the Depends-wearing, Ensure-drunk patrons, to the cock-eyed whores scavenging at the bar, The Virgin River is the weeping herpes sore on mother Gaia's taint.

We now return to our regularly scheduled programming.