Anyway, first a little non-pipeline news to start…
The Democrat Congressional Campaign Committee announced their top 25 Republicans who they are focusing on with radio buys for 2012.
And notably missing from that Top 25? Congressman Lee Terry (NE-2).
Back in 2008, the Dems were all about focusing on Terry. Then in 2010 and Democrat Tom White’s campaign against Terry? Not so much.
2012 is starting to feel a lot like 2010 all over again.
Unnamed sources are saying that President Obama is looking to delay the decision on the Keystone XL pipeline until AFTER the 2012 elections.
Gee, now THERE’s a way to avoid any uncomfortable decisions. We have no doubt that TransCanada is unhappy with this news — considering that the likelihood is that the admin will approve it sometime a year from now anyway. The President could have just stamped the paper now, except for pure and utter politics.
And then there are the thousands of actual, real jobs that would have started for the pipeline workers, but now will be delayed for no reason, except because of people waving foam fingers (made from petroleum) at the White House. There is the real potential to crush some lives. But hey, delay things a year, for no reason.
And we are still waiting for an environmental assessment that disagrees with that of UNL hydrogeologist Prof. Jim Goeke.
And remember that TransCanada “ad” at Memorial stadium that got people all wound up? Well we’ve FINALLY discovered it online. And of course we were all like…what the hell?
Here is your “offensive” ad folks. The one that one anti-piper called “a kick in the stomach”. Take a look:
OK, we see the word “TransCanada” there. Got it. They are the sponsor. Anything else?
See any actual pipes?
See any suggestions about oil or jobs or Jim Goeke’s analysis or anything else?
Nope. It talks about the Nebraska “pipeline” of offensive linemen –which nickname was used long, long before anyone was talking about the Keystone XL (though of course after many, many pipelines were traversing Nebraska).
But a company with business before the state wants to sponsor a football segment? Oh my, we can’t have that. All we can say is Omaha Steaks better look out the next time PETA gets their hemp-undies in a bunch.
And finally, here is an anti-pipeline spot (that may be web-only, we don’t know) by that Randy guy.
Please note that Randy does NOT live in the Sandhills and is against the pipeline going through his property because of NIMBY. But my, he does rock that cowpoke hat, doesn’t he?
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