There’s an argument that if you were in a no-media bubble for 3 or 4 years, and had no information about what was going on in the world, and then had to guess whether the President was Republican or Democrat, you would have a difficult time figuring it out.
Are things really THAT different in your everyday life? (You are free to give examples one way or another. Sort of interesting…)
But then there are things that Bubble Man would read in 2015 and say, “What planet am I on exactly?”
Case in point:
Lincoln student suspended after calling girl ‘terrorist’
Not made to stay after school.
Not tell the girl he is sorry or maybe write a paper on world religions.
Oh, and then there’s this:
…the male student was identified, suspended and referred to student services after school officials contacted police.
THEY. CALLED. THE. COPS!
The police! All because a high school kid is walking past another high school kid and says, “Look, there’s a terrorist.”
That’s it. That’s the “offense”.
And Allah help him if he had called her a “Hot Terrorist”.
That would have gotten him expelled and sent to a re-education camp.
This, friends, is what is happening…in Nebraska!
So you want to know why Donald Trump can suggest closing down places of worship and his poll numbers go UP?
THIS is why.
THIS PC nutso community we have established where the local authorities are alerted when a kid tells a JOKE that didn’t hurt ANYONE.
Was it mean? Probably. Maybe.
Did it hurt her feelings? Apparently so.
But THAT is what gets a kid kicked out of school?
That’s how we are using the tax-payer dollars and law enforcement’s valuable time?
Oh, but don’t worry. The newsies tell us…
The disturbance is the only anti-Muslim incident reported to Lincoln police so far this year.
“Anti-muslim”! You got that? Make a joke and now you’ve committed an “anti-Muslim incident.” Not an “inappropriate remark”. Not an “immature statement”. Not an “internal school issue that has been handled.” It’s an Anti-Muslim Incident.
Oh, and they’re keeping track.
Bubble Man just crawled back into his bubble.
Running the state like a business
Following the Cabela’s situation in Sidney…
It was always rumored that one of the big donors to Ending Spending, the Joe Ricketts PAC that pummelled Jon Bruning in the Senate race, was billionaire hedge fund manager Paul Singer.
And it has always been assumed that Paul Singer was and is very tight with the entire Ricketts clan. Singer was part of the GOP billionaire “War Council” which was hooking up on certain issues important to them (Singer is now Marco Rubio guy). And word is that Singer is now also involved with Todd Ricketts on certain political issues.
So it is curious that Governor Pete Ricketts never mentioned a direct relationship with Singer in the OWH story on it — and notes that he hasn’t talked to anyone at Cabela’s in two-and-half weeks.*
One would think that in a situation that would devastate Sidney, Nebraska and the outlying communities, Ricketts would be burning up the phones with Singer and the Cabela’s people, using every advantage he has with them.
Then again, maybe the fact that Singer invested so heavily in Ricketts’ victory, that he feels he doesn’t need to take any of Pete’s calls?
There is a major danger that with Singer’s hedge fund taking over Cabela’s, they will take the money and run — and have another major company leaving Nebraskans high and dry.
Hopefully some of these business relationships that we have always been told are so crucial will come in handy.
* And am I the only one that thinks it is strange the way the OWH characterized the “conflict” when they said, “Ricketts told The World-Herald on Tuesday it was ‘absolutely not’ a conflict to advocate for Cabela’s.”
Why would the state’s Governor have a conflict advocating for a company and the citizens? Wouldn’t the conflict be if he were siding against Nebraska by siding with the controlling hedge fund?
Now the conflict could of course be that Ricketts is going to give away the farm to Cabela’s management in order to keep them in Nebraska — and he’s only doing that because of his relationship — and that’s bad for Nebraska taxpayers.
And then there’s the question of whether or not the family is actually invested with Singer.
As some have suggested, a hot mess all the way around…
Estevez, Sutherland, Phillips…Bacon
Nebraska Republican 2nd District Congressional candidate Don Bacon was added to the NRCC’s “On the Radar” candidates list for the“Young Guns” program.
According to the NRCC…
The Young Guns program supports and mentors challenger and open-seat candidates in races across the country. Officially an NRCC effort for the past three election cycles, the program requires its candidates to work towards specific goals and meet benchmarks throughout the year to ensure their campaigns remain competitive, well-funded and communicative within their districts. “On the Radar” is the first of three levels in the Young Guns program. In the 2014 election cycle, the program helped to elect 45 new Republican Members to the 114th Congress.
…just in case anyone was under the impression that the NRCC was going to sit back and watch Brad Ashford in spelling bees.
I’ll stand down by the door
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