The Keystone pipeliners were up in Albion the other night and we all learned…what again?
Oh yeah, we learned that at some point it is time to stop the “public input” and just make a decision. Hey, we’re all for the involved public and all that, but how many of these hearings are we going to have with the Haters screeching, “I don’t want oil in my water!!!”
And did you catch the line in Watchdog from the Old Timer who said,
To say a 100-gallon crude spill could contaminate an entire aquifer, for example, is disingenuous when farmers, ranchers and cities have been spreading “untold thousands of gallons” of oil to control dust on roads for years.
To which Jane Kleeb no doubt responded by crossing her arms and hurumphing audibly.
Look, we all know the deal. This will be the newest, safest pipeline ever built. It will create a significant number of jobs and wealth in the state, and will further the goal of North American energy independence.
The arguments against?
You’ve heard them before, and they don’t add up to anything.
And the kicker on the whole thing is that over the past six months, Jane Kleeb and the Boldies have made it clear that their beef with the pipe is that it will help further Tar Sands Oil development — which their gurus are convinced will mean the End of Days.
So all the garment rendering about water and sand and steel thickness don’t mean a thang to Jane and her Upper Echelon. If stopping the pipe means they can hold up oil development, then it’s ALL good.
Just remember, that it wouldn’t matter if the oil was ferried by Yukon Cornelius (via dogsled, of course), one coffee cup at a time, Jane would still be against it.
Over at the Omaha Mayor’s race, things are getting weird.
Dan Welch just had his Facebook account hacked, and he apparently briefly endorsed Psy for Lieutenant Governor.
And then Joe Jordan jumped into the political with the juicy report that Dave Nabity accused Jean Stothert of planning her upcoming fundraiser at the exact same time as HIS fundraiser!!!!
“…there’s “no way” the same-time/same-date is a coincidence.”
Well, we heard this response from an an anonymous Stothert campaign source:
“We have had this event planned for months, based on our host’s schedule — not Dave Nabity’s.
But for future reference, he’s welcome to put us on his mailing list.”
Yeah, this one should be good.
Annnnd around 10:30am on Thursday (today) Speaker and 2014 Governor candidate, Mike Flood, will be making “a major announcement” (in the Capitol Rotunda).
We have been informed that it will be “newsworthy” and is NOT an endorsement.
(No word on whether or not it is bigger than a breadbox.)
We will keep ya posted.
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