Remember back in the day before the interwebs, when campaigns were campaigns? If you wanted voters to see your ad, you actually had to buy TV time. If you wanted people to read your thoughts, you had to write a letter (a letter! with a stamp!) to the editor and hope they actually published it.
And if you were running a campaign, you would give a phone call to the local press to try to push your point across.
It’s all about Facebook, baby!
So we asked Brinker Harding what was behind the comment.
Brinker said that he and Magid have known each other a long time — both being in the real estate biz together (though at different companies). He said, “We throw jokes back and forth. I saw his post and thought I’d have a little fun with him.”
Well…except, in Facebook protocol, he should then have sent Magid a private message or whatever. Instead, it went to Voorhees and 805 (and counting) of his closest Friends (and now, you).
Harding also noted that he didn’t see Magid’s follow-up response and declined our request to comment any further about it.
She’s a Facebook vet…
Hey look who is running for one of the three at-large City Council seats in Lincoln: Dr. John!
Who you ask? Oh, like you never glanced at Dr. John’s adult novelty emporium on 72nd and Pacific in Omaha, or just off the interstate in Lincoln? Or that you’ve never been up aisle four where the sell all the colored…uh…well, anyway… he has some stores that sell “adult” items.
And if you’ve watched the news in the last few years you know that Dr. John (we’re not sure whether he has an M.D. or a Ph.D) is really John Haltom. He has been arrested several times on obscenity charges, mainly for the videos he sells at his stores. And as he has said in the past, arrests is good for bidness!
But anyone who has tried Googling the White House knows that you can’t swing a dead cat on the intertubes without being offered porn of some type. Is there anyone really going to Dr. Johns to purchase video tapes? Do they still sell video tapes? Anywhere?
So what is a guy like Dr. John to do if he can’t get the pub by being arrested? Run for City Council!
According to the LJS, he says that he will, “work to protect people’s rights, improve snow removal, push the state to allow more billboard advertising along the interstate, promote the return of $8 million in a special assessment fund to taxpayers and work to reduce taxes.“
So you see folks, Dr. John is all about the snow removal.
That, and marital aids. (We now open the floor to insert your joke here!)
Senator Ben Nelson has been getting the wrath of the liberals of late. Uber-lib blogger Chris Bowers of Open Left has declared that Nellie and his cohort of “Moderate” Democrats are now “The Opposition“.
Of course this stems from Nelson’s sticking his foot into the stimulus package to get it dropped from 900 gazillion to 899 gazillion. And now Nelson is saying that the President’s budget is too high as well.
All this sort of makes us sigh.
The lefties are up in arms at someone like Nelson, but he is actually perfect for the President. The Prez and Reid and Pelosi propose some ridiculous plan, then conservative Benator jumps in and says “hold on there!” Everyone steps back, let’s Nelson chip off a few porksicles from the whole process, and then the Libs pretend to grumble about ALL that they’ve given away.
Nelson looks like a hero — and will probably get reelected for as long as he wants — while the Libs’ proposal has 99-100% of what they wanted in the first place.
That’s some racket they’ve got going there.
And in the mean time, Nelson gets to stand next to Rush Limbaugh on the Lib bloggers Most Hated list.
(shaking head in amazement…)