TransCanada has a new :30 second ad out about the Keystone XL Pipeline, featuring UNL Professor Emeritus, Jim Goeke.
See it here:
This repeats what we have heard Goeke say over and over, but you can bet that for many, this is the first they’ve heard it. “What? The aquifer is not a giant underground swimming pool? It’s a river of rocks? That barely moves?”
This guy is probably spent more time studying and learning about the aquifer than most involved in the pipeline debate could ever forget. And yet we are bombarded with opinions by a former Floridian who calls herself an expert on nutrition.
We listened to that former Floridian debate a TransCanada official yesterday on KFAB. (You can listen to the 1 hour show here.)
Couple interesting points: We chuckled when the TC guy pointed out that UNL Professor Stansbury had poor, inaccurate information that he was using in his spill “projections” — making it “garbage in, garbage out.” Then Jane’s response was (barely paraphrasing), “How DARE you come in here — from CANADA! — and besmirch the reputation of Nebraskans!” Wow, great counter argument there Mrs. Kleeb. You’re like a pro debater.
Then she continued on her, “you LIE, you lying liar!” theme. Heard that one before?
But then in her closing statement she says:
“64% of Nebraskans want the pipeline route to be changed.”
Is that right, you lying liar who tells lies! Lies!!!
Well, last time we checked, the poll that Jane herself released, said that the 64% number was those who would be in favor of a ballot initiative to put more regulations on the pipeline. Their little push poll, that likely asked if they were in favor of the Dark Lord himself laying a pipeline across their living room davenport, in reality couldn’t muster a majority (47%).
Oh sweet irony! So if Jane can’t even pull herself to tell the truth about their own published poll, what do you think she is saying about the pipeline and the Sandhills and the aquifer? And remember that her only real goal is to stop the oil from coming in from Canada.
Later in the day, Jane Tweeted the following:
Deeply respect NE university professors input on pipeline, Goeke, Stansbury, Woldt and others all matter + more studies needed
My. That is much different than the comment she put in the LJS after Goeke’s Op-Ed.
There she said,
“We call into question is his current relationship with TransCanada and ask that he be more transparent about that.”
So Jane thinks Goeke is just a shill for TransCanada, and is therefore lying about his lifework.
Well, we would just note that though Goeke appeared in TC’s ad, he wouldn’t take any money for his work and even refused to be reimbursed for gas money from TC.
Gee, wonder how Jane has been getting back and forth to Lincoln and Wshington, DC? Think anyone has been reimbursing her?
Finally, the big news today is that Jane and the Boldies are upset that the Unions are busing in people to Lincoln and Atkinson to testify at the State Department hearings.
Anyone else find it rich that Jane is now complaining about Union tactics?
To learn more about this, buy a dictionary and look up “irony” to see a big photo of Jane making a pouty face at Ron Kaminski there.
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Another post later today on other Nebraska political news.