If you are looking to fill your political gullet this weekend, look no further than the Heartland LibertyFest this Saturday at noon at the Sumtur Amphitheater in Papillion. (Go to HeartlandLibertyFest.com for all the details.)
This should be a pretty interesting event. They will be having a bunch of nationally traveling speakers, musicians and entertainers. KFAB’s Tom Becka and Congressman Lee Terry will speak. And U.S. Senate candidates Jon Bruning, Deb Fischer, Pat Flynn and Don Stenberg will all be there too.
And they will be doing an interesting straw poll of the Presidential candidates, as well as Senate candidates. It will go like this:
The style of this poll will be a little different from the typical “choose one”, and will employ a method known as “score voting”, which asks those who are voting to score each candidate on a scale, and the ratings of all respondents are then averaged for a final score.
This particular voting method will give us a sense of how voters think about candidates, rather than which one they would choose at this early point in time.
Think of this like Olympic gymnastics scoring—ultimately, there might not be that much difference between specific candidates, but the difference between a 9.0, 9.5, 9.8 and 9.9 gives you a sense of who the potentially strongest competitors would be.
This gig is being sponsored by just about every conservative group out there — Libertarians, the Republican Party, Americans for Prosperity, and local Tea Party groups.
It should be a pretty happening gig. But that’s not the ONLY reason you should go…
If you are there, you should hear the answer to…
Which Douglas County elected official wrote the following:
And now the damage has been done to our credit rating, apparently, that will result in additional interest of $100,000,000,000.00! The T (as in Traitor) Party has really damaged our Great Nation! They must be rebuked and denied access to either of the major political parties. Let them go off to a third party status. Republican cut them off, for the survival of our Country! Johannes, tell them to blow off!
And in response to an objection on the list to the characterization of the T[ea] Party as traitorous, this politician said:
Save your bullshit! The T (Traitor) Party is at the heart of the problem. They don’t know the difference between running for office and SERVING the people.
Yes, we know who wrote this (but promised not to spoil the surprise). (Though he/she doesn’t know how to spell “Johanns”? Really?)
But this well-known pol is obviously off his/her gourd. And maybe we aren’t that surprised.
This from the peeps who used to wear bumper stickers that said, “Dissent is Patriotic“.
This from the ones who rent their garments over Sarah Palin’s website and pleaded that we must “change the tone” in politics.
For them, you cannot be just “wrong” if you want to support the basics of the Constitution.
You are not just noisy, or some such, if you vote and send letters.
Nope. You are a (capital T) Traitor.
And if you are the Vice President, you get to call them Terrorists.
That is what is coming from the other side, folks. That’s their Chicago style of politics. You pull a mini-American flag; they try to whack you over the head with folding chair. You send one of theirs out of office; they send one of yours to the “Worst Person in the World.” THAT’s the Chicago way. (That’s directly quoting Sean Connery from The Untouchables.)
Anyway, to put a name to that email rant above, attend the event tomorrow, and you are sure to have loads of fun and the like. And you get to vote!
Uh, we could have SWORN he should have suggested this, oh… at least three weeks ago. Could have sworn there was something on the television about people discussing this in Washington, DC. Not sure. May have been something else.
In any case, here is Nellie’s plan: Balanced Budget Amendment. Congress has to pass a balanced budget. BUT! They don’t have to cut Medicare to do it!
See how easy that was!
Oh, and senior citizens? Ben says NO MEDICARE cuts. None.
And a balanced budget!
So there ya go.
We have no idea how this didn’t pass last week, because this is just simple.
We are amazed that Nelson is not on the speakers list for the LibertyFest this weekend with that plan.
[Update: go to the comments section to see more info on the photo to the right.]
Finally, you remember last week when the Omaha Firefighters put out a video of Dave Nabity talking to them during his 2006 Governor’s campaign. At the time, Nabity endorsed their staffing plans, etc.
Well, Nabity has put out his own video (though we would suggest that he put out a one-minute one as well as this eight minute extended version…), in response to them.
You can take a look here:
And Nabity will all be at the gig on Saturday, where you should chat him up, if you so desire.