First, apropos of not much, here is a random Separated at Birth…
Omaha City Councilman Garry Gernandt…and Jerry Stiller a/k/a/ Frank Costanza!
The Heritage Action for America issued a “scorecard of conservatism” for Members of Congress based on 19 votes and 4 bill sponsorships.
Here is the group’s description of its ratings system:
With each vote cast in Congress, freedom either advances or recedes. Heritage Action’s new legislative scorecard allows Americans to see whether their Members of Congress are fighting for freedom, opportunity, prosperity, and civil society. The scorecard is comprehensive, covering the full spectrum of conservatism, and includes legislative action on issues both large and small.
Heritage Action’s legislative scorecard isn’t graded on a curve – it is tough and we don’t apologize. After all, we are conservatives, not tenured university professors.
Number one on the list was South Carolina Senator Jim DeMint with a 99%. Several, like Senator Al Franken, were on the bottom with 0%.
The tally for Nebraska’s delegation:
Senator Ben Nelson 25%
Senator Mike Johanns 67%
1st District Representative Jeff Fortenberry 57%
2nd District Representative Lee Terry 63%
3rd District Representative Adrian Smith 67%
The Washington Post is reporting that the State Department will report that the Keystone XL Pipeline will have “limited adverse environmental impacts” during construction and operation.
The lefties are already screaming that Hillary Clinton’s State Department — of Barrack Obama’s administration — is not being lefty enough in their analysis.
See, they should have nominated John Edwards when they had the chance.
And we like how since Hillary’s study didn’t turn out like she wanted, Jane says that “It calls into question their motivations.” Oh, and she would have said the same thing had the State Department ruled like she wanted. Right? Sheesh.
Joe Jordan notes that the State Department’s field hearings on the pipeline will be:
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
226 Centennial Mall South
12:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.; 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Holt High School
North Main Street
4:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
We expect lots of chanting, drum circles, hula hoops, t-shirts and ranting form Janie and her gang.
You know, pretty much everything except rational discussions about science.
The OWH Editorial Board believes Nebraska should move forward with the ObamaCare health exchanges — instead of leaving it all to the Feds.
We discussed this last week.
GOP Chair Mark Fahleson gives an interesting analysis of Ben Nelson’s “Hoagland campaign strategy.”
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