The NRSC has a new Ben Nelson ad up. See it here:
We were also passed along a poll by the Kaiser Foundation asking about ObamaCare. They found…
- Overall favorability of the law stands at 34%, an all-time low;
- The percentage of very favorable support stands at 12%, an all-time low;
- The percentage of respondents who think they personally will be better off due to the law stands at a mere 18%, an all-time low;
- The percentage of respondents who think the country as a whole will be better off due to the law stands at 28%, an all-time low;
- Approval of the law among Democrats dropped by 13% in the last month to only 52%, an all-time low.
Wonder how that’s working out for a certain Senator who provided the deciding vote for the law…
The anti-oil people, who are dressed as anti-pipeliners for Halloween, are heading out in full force for the upcoming Special Session.
And fully behind them is your local daily, the OWH. As “reported” in their Sunday story, there are lawyers — LAWYERS! — who think moving the Keystone XL pipeline from the federally approved location would OK to do.
Legal opinions last week from two prominent lawyers — Alan Peterson and David Domina — have provided some momentum for those who say Nebraska has the power to act now.
Now let’s see. Who hired Peterson and Domina to submit an opinion? Oh that would be the Sierra Club and Bold Nebraska. That would seem to be somewhat pertinent in the story about how “prominent” an advocate is, no?
But this is the sort of process that is going on now.
The Governor made another statement over the weekend that he is fully in support of moving the route because he does “not want to risk an oil spill or leak over the Aquifer.”
Well then we would suggest then that the Governor should be against the moving to his proposed alternate route as well, since that too goes over the Aquifer.
And, that route adds at least fifty additional pipeline miles to the route, and goes over more streams and rivers. So which route becomes worse? That would be the “alternate” route.
If a leak does occur, guess where it is bad? Into a river or stream. All the bad leaks that the Boldies and their pals point to are in rivers — Montana, Michigan and of course the Gulf (which, kids, isn’t a river, but you get the gist).
Now suppose a leak occurred in the Sandhills. Would that leak flood into the entire Ogallala Aquifer? Well, no, because the Aquifer flows like a stream, and a leak could not go “upstream”. Would it rush into the Aquifer? No, because the groundwater sits in sand and silt and rock, so it flows approximately one foot per day. So any spill would not, could not (Dr. Seuss fans) flow into the Aquifer, except superficially.
Is any spill bad? Well, some spills are much worse than others, right? So a spill directly into a river or stream is much worse than into any area of the Sandhills.
So let us hear THAT debate — SHOULD the route be moved — before discussing whether it CAN be moved.
And we look forward to hearing arguments from the pro-move-the-routers’ experts who counter that of UNL hydrogeologist Jim Goeke who has been drilling Sandhills wells for 35 years.
Interesting chart from last week.
Wonder how many of the Occupy Lincolnites will be joined at the hip with the Boldies?
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