We know you always like it when Nebraska gets featured on national programs. So here is Stephen Colbert on Comedy Central’s “Colbert Report” chuckling about — nay AT — Ben Nelson’s suggestion that his campaign ads aren’t really campaign ads.
(Nelson part starts at 2:40 of the video)
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Ah, Senator Ben “Cornhusker Kickback” Nelson makes Nebraska famous once again! Aren’t you proud of him Nebraska???
If you want to follow through the minutia of the special session on the pipeline, we suggest you take a look at your standard MSM sources. Interesting though that during these hearings and bill drops and such they are discussing how many jobs the pipeline will provide, and whether eminent domain warnings should be criminal.
All interesting issues, sure. But just what value does a Cornell sociology professor working through the Sierra Club, provide by opining that she thinks not as many jobs would be created as suggested?
Put aside the fact that the TC guy said, “You can have all the studies you want . . .you’re looking at the guy who is doing the hiring” for the project.” Which was an awesome response.
But isn’t this special session about pipeline siting? That’s it, right? There are a million jobs created or zero jobs created. But that’s not the point of all this. It is supposed to be about where the pipe goes, and who has authority to decide that.
Oh right, shocked about government being a colossal waste of time, right?
But really, what the hell is a 13 year old girl who won her science fair doing up testifying? Right little girl, we get it. Mommy is very proud of you and we hope you go to Harvard someday.
In the mean time, hows about we get a few experts on ground water and the Sandhills and pipelines up there? Is that such a crazy idea?
And while we still would like Senator Johanns to cite his experts for the theory that the pipeline route should be moved, a few kudos to him for pointing out…
Johanns said some environmental critics want no new pipelines from Canada whatsoever.
“This isn’t about location as much as they don’t like this kind of tar sands development,” he said. “Again, that’s not me. I did not object to the last pipeline. I didn’t even make a phone call.”
People still seem to be itching to talk about Herman Cain and his accusers and his denials and the like. So feel free to comment to your heart’s desire — just do your best to keep things relevant and clean.
In the mean time, we were listening to one of the accuser’s mouthpiece, Gloria Allred on CNN last night, and what a mammoth dunce she is. No idea if her client is a liar or a saint, but she suggested that there be Congressional hearings on whether Cain was telling the truth. Luckily CNN guy politely suggested that, of course, Congress has zero jurisdiction on such a matter. And she stumbled her way along for the next few minutes.
And that is who is driving this discussion? Gaia help us all.
No one asked us, but if Joe Paterno is still a football coach for Penn State on Saturday, then there are more than a few things wrong at that place.
People have written things and made some statements, but we are going to re-print the FACT findings from the Grand Jury report from one of the crimes committed — in 2002 no less — just so you know what actually happened:
“Joseph V. Paterno testified to receiving the graduate assistants report at his home on a Saturday morning. Paterno testified that the graduate assistant was very upset. Paterno called Tim Curley, Penn State Athletic Director and Paternos immediate superior to his home the very next day, a Sunday, and reported to him that the graduate assistant had seen Jerry Sandusky in the Lasch Building showers fondling or doing something of a sexual nature to a young boy.”
And here is what the 28 year old grad assistant saw:
“As the graduate assistant entered the locker room doors, he was surprised to find the lights and the showers on. He then heard rhythmic, slapping sounds. He believed the sounds to be those of sexual activity. As the graduate assistant put his sneakers in his locker, he looked in the shower. He saw a naked boy … whose age he estimated to be ten years old, with his hands up against the wall, being subjected to anal intercourse by a naked Sandusky.”
That was nine freaking years ago, and in the mean time this piece of scum (Sandusky) has been running a program for at-risk youth where he provided himself fresh meat on a regular basis. And there are many, many other allegations in that report if you care to read.
Think Joe — and many others — should still have his job? Past today?
We disagree with OWH writer (and Pelini nemesis) Dirk Chatelain who says Penn St. should forfeit the game on Saturday. The players and many other coaches had zero to do with this. You punish exactly the wrong people if you cancel the game.
We just saw that Paterno will retire at the end of the season. But if he shouldn’t be coaching next season, why should he be coaching today or tomorrow or Saturday?
There is no reason for Paterno to be anywhere near the campus or the football program at this point. The idea that he will coach anymore — including this Saturday against Nebraska — is utter crap.
And back on the political trail, Senate candidate Don Stenberg was endorsed by titular Tea Party head South Carolina Senator Jim DeMint yesterday. We still don’t think this has much of any influence on Nebraskans, but it does have the potential to bring in some national money for Stenberg.
But the suggestion that Stenberg doesn’t have “national” connections because he is a “grassroots” candidate is somewhat of a joke. The guy was AG for 12 years, was the GOP’s Senate candidate against Ben Nelson in 2000 and is the current State Treasurer. If that isn’t “establishment” we are reading the wrong dictionary.
Not to mention Stenberg has been traversing the United States drumming up — and receiving — national Tea Party support. If you want to call that “grassroots”, fine, whatever. But those aren’t Nebraska roots, so we don’t see much point in using that term.
We don’t mean to knock Stenberg, but let us use accurate terms when talking about him. It should be pretty obvious that he is the candidate of choice for the Democrats — considering their recent attacks and websites created against Jon Bruning and Deb Fischer. They figure that if Nelson beat Stenberg once, he can beat him again.
We would question that theory — and GOPers and many others would support Stenberg against Nelson — but we should call a spade a spade here (without calling it a sh*t-shovel).
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