As has been repeated in the last 24 hours, State Senator Charlie Janssen will announce his candidacy for Nebraska Governor on Monday.
For quite some time now this had been a matter of “when”, not “if” for Janssen. So the question still remains, who ELSE will get in?
But for Janssen, Monday will be his introduction to Nebraskans who likely know next to nothing about him. As Watchdog noted,
Janssen, a Republican, is known for his tough stance on illegal immigration and has pushed for legislation requiring people to present identification before voting. Janssen served in the Navy and was a member of the Fremont City Council before being elected to the Legislature in 2008.
So, there ya go.
Here is what WE know…about the Janssen campaign, anyway:
Team Janssen will include
- NorthStar Campaign Systems — i.e., Andrew Northwall and Matt Butler;
- former legislative candidate and campaign finance attorney Mike Hilgers; and
- former AFP State field director Jeremy Jensen.
Not a bad crew to start out with.
Which again, sort of begs the question (and if it DOESN’T actually beg the question, English majors, we really don’t want to know) what are the REST of the Nebraska politicos up to?
A number of names have been rolling around lately, and there are suitors for candidates lining up like the gang outside Penelope’s door back in Ithaca. (Look it up.)
We are STILL expecting a rough and tumble primary.
Congrats to new Lt. Governor Lavon Heidemann! Who knew?
And with that being said, there will be a one question quiz next week: “Who is Nebraska’s Lt. Governor?” No looking on anyone else’s paper!
And we tried our darnedest to come up with a Separated at Birth for the new LG — but our grey cells failed us. If YOU have any suggestions, send ’em in or comment ’em.
In the mean time, in honor of the Lt. Gov’s hometown, we attach our OTHER favorite Elk Creek.
**UPDATE at 11:00 am!**
Thanks to a thinking commenter, we have a SAB update for the Lt. Gov!
Brand spankin’ new Lieutenant Governor Lavon Heidemann and anti-tax Libertarian Grover Norquist!
So, we received a message from an individual on the University of Nebraska campus that they were unable to connect to LeavenworthSt.com through the university servers. Specifically, Leavenworth Street was BLOCKED.
So he looked into it with the campus techies, to see if this was just his computer, or what.
And…nope. Leavenworth Street IS blocked at UNL.
Liberal conspiracy? Blog haters? Kill-joys?
Well, apparently it seems that L.St is on a list..a BLACKlist, from…the FBI! That list includes 3,700 other sites that are somehow implicated in the Joomla DDoS attack against the financial sector worldwide.
Yeah, we don’t know what that means either.
Something to do with maybe one of our plugins has a Trojan or a backdoor or somesuch. Problem is, most of our computer know-how starts and ends with the movie “The Lawnmower Man“, so they lost us at “backdoor”.
As soon as we learn how to get rid of that “Automatically update Adobe” thing out of the corner of the screen, we’ll get back to them. In the mean time, try accessing from somewhere other than the UNL servers (whatever those are…).
**UPDATE at 9:55am**
Hey, we’re un-blocked!
We guess that Lawnmower Man dude was right after all!
**UPDATE at 7:55pm**
And, blocked once more.
Maybe we’re watching the wrong movies…
If you haven’t watched the video of Dr. Benjamin Carson at the National Prayer Breakfast, you really should watch, just to find out what all the buzz is about. Carson is one of those semi-unknown superstars anyway, but this is the first time many have heard him speak.
And he is outstanding.
And, of course, watching the President listen, with a face like someone just put a shoe in front of his nose that was worn at a dog run, is priceless.
Take a watch here:
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