**UPDATE at 2:15 on 10/24**
Governor Dave Heineman has called for a Nov. 1 Special Session of the legislature on the Keystone XL Pipeline. Feel free to comment, and we will have more in the morning.
While we were watching the GOP debate in Las Vegas last week, CNN kept panning to Wayne Newton watching along in the auditorium. But we looked to Newton’s left, and saw someone who looked remarkably like the LJS’s Don Walton. The emails started flying with others as we exclaimed The Don’s doppleganger was seated right next to Mr. Las Vegas himself.
Well, read The Don’s column this morning and you will find that he was at the debate, and though he won’t fess up to his seating assignment, that had to be Walton right next to Newton.
So, we’d like a little more detail: How’d he get those seats? Did Newton quietly hum “Danke Schoen” to himself during the debate? Can you see any plastic surgery scars? And why the heck did he endorse Michelle Bachmann?
We want more Don. More.
The OWH did a front page, below the fold hit piece on Senate candidate Deb Fischer on Sunday. The headline: “Critics: Fischer benefits from a ‘subsidy’“. And then Robynn Tysver goes on to cite…one dude. So maybe that headline should have been “Critic”. Or possibly, you know, “One dude…”.
While the Stenberg and Bruning camps were silent, it could certainly be debate fodder for them later. (“Luke, I am your fodder!” Snort.) And of course the Dem blogs have gone all hot-monkey on it as well, like you’d expect them to.
But we expect the criticisms of the candidates to jump in the next few months, so maybe this is just the first salvo to get it all out there..
To continue on with the star power they’ve had, like Daryl
Strawberry Hannah, the anti-pipeliners now have Alec Baldwin on their side. Baldwin, who has made his millions by digging ditches his whole life — oh and working for gigantic Hollywood corporations, and being a spokesman for credit card companies — recently jumped in to side with Occupy Wall Street gangs. And instead of beating him with a hemp-sock filled with edamame, they will accept him with open arms.
Baldwin reportedly just called TransCanada a “rude, thoughtless, little pig“, too.
You should look it up.
And in the mean time, someone please ask Baldwin why it costs a family of four $50 to see a movie, with some popcorn and drinks (and forget about the 3-D versions), while Baldwin is making a few million for a month’s work on one. Let us know when #OccupyHollywood starts.
You want a slow newsday? We’ll give you a slow newsday:
Rep. Adrian Smith has a new official website.
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