OK, maybe we are too sensitive about this stuff, but did you happen to catch this ad at the top of the OWH’s web page the other day? It is one of those annoying expando ads which you have to either click on to open or get rid of, or just mouse-over. Don’t like ‘em.
Anywho, note the image on the right of the ad:
Two shirtless dudes restraining a topless chick? Or were they just helping her up from the floor?
Or at least we think that’s a chick. Right?
Anywho, nice advertising choice on the home page OWH. Next time maybe you should use the warning you had for the Lady Gaga video you linked to: “(NOTE: The video contains scenes that may not be appropriate for viewers of all ages. Discretion is advised.)”
While ObamaCare is still the hated mess by the business community and is being challenged in court to this day, it is still (thanks to Senator Ben “Cornhusker Kickback” Nelson) the current law of the land.
And the latest point of the law is now staring Nebraskans in the face.
One of the things that has to be addressed is forming the so called “health exchanges” which are health coverage market places intended to make it easier for individuals and small employers to shop, compare, and enroll in health insurance coverage. The deal is, the state can create its own exchange, join a group of states to do it, or just let the federal government take over the whole thing.
If it does “nothing” the federal government WILL take over the exchange and the last line of defense for Nebraskans against fully nationalized health care will vanish. Of course, this is what many on the left would like anyway — a single payer system run out of Washington. (And ask a friend in England how awesome that is. Or any Canadian who comes to the States for surgery.)
Anyway, the deadlines for the exchange are coming hard and fast. So a group of doctors, hospitals and insurers has proposed their plan for a state exchange. The “Nebraska Health Care Alliance” has proposed an exchange run by those who have experience with this stuff, and would give state control of the exchange, in Lincoln, rather than to Washington bureaucrats trying to give some sort of nationwide solution.
There also is a group made up of AARP and the liberal Appleseed foundation which wants a Nebraska exchange, but does not want a medical insurance program run by people with experience in medicine or insurance. And they want to pick and chose and limit the number of carriers as well.
In any case, the legislature and Governor have this headed at them like a freight train. Sure we hope it is derailed by the U.S. Supreme Court — but whether you think it is likely or not, the reality is that if it is not struck down, and the state exchange is not formed, the Feds take over in Nebraska.
This is what Ben Nelson hath wrought.
And we see that Jane Kleeb is wandering the streets of the nation’s capital — and into FoxNews’s studios to chat with Laura Ingraham. (Hey, we are glad to see that we have nailed down that Jane is still a “Democratic Activist”.)
The only question now is, will she get herself arrested by laying down with Danny Glover and her buddies in front of the White House gates. And if not, why not? And then, does she smile for the mugshot? Or just smirk? Or maybe make that activist frowny face.
Anywho, Jane may want to next wander into the offices of the pro-Democrat Washington Post to discuss the Canadian Tar Sands oil.
Because the Post is FOR it. (Albeit, left-handedly…)
Tar sands crude is not appealing; it is low-grade, it is hard to extract, it is difficult to refine and it produces a lot of carbon emissions. But if it is to be burned anyway, there’s little reason for America to reject it, as long as Keystone XL can transport it across the plains safely. Ms. Clinton should focus on ensuring that, not attempt to deny the dirty realities of American oil dependence.
There goes the Post again, using that word “reality”. It just confuses (liberal) people.
She has been handing out cards to people as they enter, and he makes a bee-line for any camera present afterwards.
Of course he can’t gather people like this on his own, but this is an “interesting” move. Sort of like trolling the high-school prom, stag, to see if anyone is breaking up.
Sure it is a way to operate, but…
And back to the point about “all advertising is good advertising”, we read about how the General Manager of KETV has moved on to the big leagues in Kansas City. Sarah Smith was asked how KETV weathered the poor economy in the past few years that other TV stations went through. Her response:
I remember 2008 was a great year until the wheels came off in October, November, but by then we were able to cut costs without damaging the product. And then in ’09, again we weren’t as off as other people. We also had (Sen.) Ben Nelson, so we had a lot of political money come into the marketplace because Ben Nelson was one of the deciding votes on health care.
Well, nice to know that the Cornhusker Kickback had some sort of effect on the economy. Gee, what ELSE could Nelson do to increase ad revenues at the TV stations? The mind boggles…
And back on the newspaper editorial scene, the Kearney Hub had a few choice words about Senator Ben Nelson’s voting record:
Sen. Ben Nelson doesn’t want to balance the federal budget on senior citizens. Well, no one wants to do that, but if Washington doesn’t get its fiscal house in order, senior citizens — and everyone else, too — will have much bigger problems than whether Social Security benefits are trimmed.
Nelson’s rhetoric sounds good, but it’s just another articulation of “business as usual” from Washington: Lots of hand-wringing and dramatic sighing, but no guts to make substantive change, especially if it irritates a coveted constituency.
Engaging in drama while gutlessly playing to the senior votes? That’s not the Nellie WE know…
Finally, Omaha Mayor Jim Suttle is not happy that the City Council weighed-in on the Fire Union contract that the city charter says they are supposed to weigh-in on.
You may remember that Suttle said he would veto ANY changes that the council made to his deal with the Fire Union.
So his response to the Council’s rejection of the contract?
The administration will follow the fire union’s lead when deciding whether to negotiate again or prepare for court.
Well…at least he is honest about the Firemen leading him around by the nose. Honesty is good, right?