forward forth, we have some cutting edge political news to head into your weekend.
First, as you read in the post below, Omaha Mayor Jim Suttle has been tweeting on his Twitter account lately, about various miscellaneous items.
Last week we could have sworn we saw the Mayor tweet, “Everyone should vote for the Omaha kid on American Idol” (paraphrasing). Maybe we imagined that one, because it disappeared, but we thought, “Really? The Mayor of Omaha is sitting on his couch right now tweeting after Ryan Seacrest sums up?” But we sort of let it fly.
Then, on Wednesday night, this one came up.
Ohmygoodness! This new Hoarders: Buried Alive. Episode…I just can’t even describe how crazy it is!
(Cue sound of needle scratching across a record.)
And we thought, now HERE is a Mayor freed from the political bonds of a recall! Letting his freak flag fly…about weird reality TV.
We checked a few times to make sure this wasn’t “@FakeJimSuttle” or somesuch. Nope. The real deal.
And it quickly disappeared a few minutes later.
Which is why we took a screenshot before that:
And after we retweeted the screenshot, this message came up from @JimSuttle:
Last tweet deleted. Sorry. Kids, always log out of your account when you leave your computer. #lessonlearned #gottolaughatyourself
Ah, nothing like burying the evidence.
So, to make a very long story short, KFAB’s Tom Becka talked to the Mayor’s flak, Aida Amoura, the next day, and she said there is a staffer — not her — that has the Mayor’s Twitter account, and she was logged in and yadda yadda.
Which is fine and all that. But let us please stop pretending then that the Mayor is sending out personal messages on his smartphone. They are mini-press releases fine.
And the Mayor is more of a “Clean House” guy, than “Hoarders” anyway.
While we have criticized Mayor Suttle (no!), we want to reiterate our kudos to him for pushing to sell fireworks in Omaha. Just a slightly less amount of nanny-stating.
Hope no one is hoarding them in their garage though…
Moving on to more important news, we were looking at the various campaign websites and a few things bugged us:
First, while we understand that it is brand spanking new, can we get a little more info from Don Stenberg? A bio? Some positions? Something? Nice page otherwise, but pretty Spartan.
And then there is the weird thing that website makers seem to do: Flipping images.
Here is Jon Bruning’s main page:
Which we like, by the way. Nice design. But, doesn’t quite look like him, right?
Well, try this:
See, we told you this was much more serious political news.
Ben Nelson is still trying to dig himself out of the Cornhusker Kickback. He was recently named the “2010 Porker of the Year” because of his actions on the Cornhusker Kickback. (Which, btw, came out on February 24th. Not a big secret if you mentioned it this week, for you conspiracy theorists out there…)
But he is still trying to sell his, “It was a placeholder for ALL the states!” Except that with the internets, we can all go back to the original stories right after the deals were cut and the announcements were made, and can see that until the sh*t hit the fan, there was no mention of any placeholder business.
But thank you Senator for re-reminding us of your horrible decisions.
We have lots of people who want to discuss the Congressional redistricting, and we would love to talk about it as well.
But the only info we have is what is in the MSM right now, so feel free to toss out your thoughts. We have a feeling it will all work out fine.
Feel free to comment about your pressing issue du jour.