The LJS’s Nancy Hicks is at it again.
She decided to dive back into the cesspool of Democrat Mitch Paine for Lincoln City Council campaign’s dirty tricks.
But now, Hicks gives a vigorous defense of the radical environmentalist:
“…Paine, who is an earnest, idealistic young man, a straight arrow who thrives on policy talk, was an unwitting victim of both the political power struggle and his campaign manager’s stupidity.”
Where to begin…
First it should be noted that Nancy Hicks is listed as a “columnist”.
So wash away any pretense of “news” here.
Don’t be under the impression that she will give you what is known in newspaper-ese as “facts.”
But here are a few for ya.
The FACT is that Paine put himself in this situation.
First, he made it the goal of his young life to be an unabashed radical environmentalist. He made it well-known that he sided with those who believe they know what policies will make the world meet their lobbying group’s standards.
So when the Council rejected him from this rung on his climb to power in city and state politics, they were doing so based on HIS positions.
“Green”? That’s cute. Why not just call it the “Feel Good Perfectness Smiling Party”? Because my gosh who could be against THAT?
Yes, the Council was reacting to the inching power grab of the city by the radical environmentalist left. That’s called doing their JOB.
And here’s another FACT:
Paine hired this — unnamed and apparently unknowable — campaign manager. And he is responsible for what happens in his campaign. Otherwise Hick’s White Knight Mayor Beutler wouldn’t have canned Paine’s application.
And the FACT is that we don’t really know if Hicks’ “straight shooter” knew about the website or not. See, what a reporter should have written is, “Paine said the website was purchased by his campaign manager without his blessing or knowledge.”
Because, absent at least some confirmation from another source — oh I don’t know, maybe one of the two other people who have not made any statements on this — we don’t have any other corroboration. All we have is Paine’s statement.
And it has been over a week now and still nothing from the LJS on the NAME of the campaign manager? Or on who else knew about it?
Frankly with their effort to sweep this under the rug, you get to wondering how much more of the story the LJS really knows, and isn’t telling you.
In any case, Head Democrat cheerleader Hicks‘ final sentence is the most telling:
The Republican majority has the power to block any project it finds too expensive, too liberal, too green.
Or how about this Nancy:
“Too WRONG for the city.”
The city that elected a majority to the Council to put a check on this Mayor.
As long as we’re talking all things LJS, just a note on their Editorial today, entitled, “Time for ‘stars and bars’ to go”
The OWH had a good history of the various Confederate flags, and everyone’s favorite source, Wikipedia (which cites John Coski of the Harward Press to please you scoffers) succinctly notes:
“The Confederate Battle Flag…is also known as the rebel flag, Dixie flag, and Southern cross and is often incorrectly referred to as the “Stars and Bars”. (The actual “Stars and Bars” is the first national flag, which used an entirely different design.)
So you would think that the Editorial staff of the LJS could at least get that right, but no matter.
But when the LJS cites an internet meme for their newfound enlightenment on this issue? An internet meme???
Yes, an internet meme.
“…when an Internet meme replaces the stars and bars atop the General Lee car from “The Dukes of Hazzard” with the rainbow-colored gay pride flag, you know opinions have shifted.”
You know opinions have shifted because of an internet meme?
Confederate flags should be removed from official locations. Last time I checked, we all live under the American flag.
And I hate racists whether they use the Confederate Battle flag, the Nazi flag or the American flag to to stand in front of while they take their stupid photos and post them on the internet.
But I would note that 10-year-old me who used to watch the Dukes of Hazzard would have been pleased to know that 10 year olds are now writing the editorials for the LJS.
Democrat State Senator Jeremy Nordquist quit his District yesterday to go work for Democrat Congressman Brad Ashford.
And on the way out the door, Nordquist implored the Governor to replace him with…well, obviously someone just like him.
“Appointing a candidate that does not share their values and does not work in their best interest would certainly be unfortunate (and) an affront to our democracy.”
Curious that Nordquist doesn’t mind affronting democracy when he votes for all matters of other issues a majority of Nebraskans are against.
Of course, one could also argue that it is an affront to democracy, and his district, for Nordquist to quit on the people who elected him.
The good people of South O didn’t vote to have the Governor appoint their Senator. If Nordquist is so keen on democracy being served by someone just like him, he should stay on the job, instead of taking the sweet paying gig with Ashford.
Otherwise, he should just quit, say thank you, and move along.
I think you will enjoy listening to my most recent podcast on The Wheels Down Politics Show with National Review’s Jonah Goldberg. (Fire up that smart phone during your commute or your workout!)
Goldberg delivered a well thought out position on the death penalty, and we hit on many of the different sides of the discussion.
And that is interesting as the “Nebraskans for Public Safety” (that’s rich) group seems to be trying to glom onto Justice Breyer’s half-baked contention that the death penalty is not in the Constitution.
Because you can bet that those pro-voter suppression forces — and their no doubt millions of dollars from outside of Nebraska — will continue to try to come up with ANY idea they can to prevent Nebraskans from voting on this issue.
Going into the wayback machine for those of you were fans of M*A*S*H back in the day…
Remember when Hotlips was getting married to Lt. Col. Donald Penobscott, and the night before, the guys wrapped him in a body cast, so he was trapped in that the day of his wedding?
And the next morning Frank Burns said to him:
Gee, I’m glad I didn’t break my leg while I was asleep.
Anyway, that keeps coming back when reading some of the news coming out of the Blatt Beer & Table restrooms.