Hey, like everyone else we say, Put on the hip-waders, clip a clothes-pin on your nose and head on down to The Blatt! Er….the Teed! You know, the stadium with the train in front of it? Follow the crowds, you’ll get there.
Always an interesting dynamic to hear the crowd’s reaction when the dignitaries are introduced. Omaha Mayor Jim Suttle and former Mayor Mike Fahey should be at the Opening Ceremonies tonight. Cheered? Booed?
Fahey would have likely received all the praise for the new digs, until the storm sewers started to overflow. Do fans, rightly or wrongly, give him the blame for any lingering stench? (And we may be wrong, but don’t count on the breeze to cool things off like there was up on the old hill next to the zoo.) But like everyone, we’re looking forward to “the new”.
And we read a story on ESPN.com that told us something we’d never heard before. Did you know that Mayor Suttle is/was an engineer??? Yup, it’s true.
We thought we had heard the last of “plan the work, work the plan”, but no… Hey, this is his big opportunity to show he can handle a sort-of crisis.
Don Walton of the LJS featured 90 year old uber-Democrat philantropist Dick Holland the other day.
Holland proffers that Nebraskans are not really all that conservative, and he is slapping down his many liberal Democrat dollars to get more and more Dems elected, because that is what Nebraskans really want.
You know, those poor Democrats who only have contributors like … the richest man in the world, Warren Buffett, gazillionairre Mike Yanney, Union Pacific CEO Jim Young and various others that hang out at the Bushwood…er, the Omaha Country Club.
It sure is a good thing that those old, super-duper rich white guys are banding together to help the liberal Democrats… so that they can keep down the desires of the common Nebraska voters who prefer to elect conservative Republicans.
Ain’t that a corker.
But you know who Dick Holland REALLY hates??? MEEEEEEEEEEAN people! Meanies. People who are mean to other people and are not nice and are mean.
So says the state’s top Democrat operative, Jane Kleeb, of her sugar-daddy Dick Holland. And we are guessing that she does not like mean people either and mean people are just…bad (and mean)!
And her favorites are rainbows and unicorns and Leif Garrett.
The AP gives their analysis of Ben Nelson’s first (mean) campaign attack mailing — sent out to 11,000 Nebraskans.
In it he tells Nebraskans that he was the deciding vote on ObamaCare and the author of the infamous and embarrassing Cornhusker Kickback.
(Oh wait, he left that stuff out. Hang on… OK, here we go…)
Nelson laid his best hammer down on Jon Bruning and Don Stenberg because they have suggested that unchanged Medicare and Social Security will bankrupt America. And Nelson thinks those things are just fine.
Well, that’s the gist anyway. You’ll have to read it yourself.
And the poli sci guys note that the only thing anyone may be talking about in 12 months may be the economy anyway. Watch your mailbox.