Surf’s Up!

Has everyone been too serious lately?
Yes, we think they have.

So before we dive back into the swamp that is Nebraska politics right now, let’s lighten things up.


First, a longtime reader was surfin’ the web last night, shopping for some cheap Chinese goods at, when he came upon this image:

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Wait a minute. Is that…?

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Zoom in…

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Hang on, FLIP that image!

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Compare! (Note the hairline!)

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Yep, that would be two-time former 2nd District Democrat Congressional nominee and current Public Service Commission candidate Jim Esch, modeling the Luau supplies for Oriental Trading Company!

We noted on Jim’s current website he lists quite a few jobs on his CV, but we never saw “modeling”.

Hey, guy’s gotta make a living, right?
(And May is National Luau Month…)


And then, another reader passed along this Separated at Birth:

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Sid Dinsdale…and sports writer Bob Ryan of the Boston Globe!


Some guys from a local Omaha Improv group called “Seven Minutes in Purgatory” put their heads together (and wielded some professional video equipment) and came up with this series of butt jokes for a Ben Sasse parody video!

See it here:

Longtime reader, The Right Wing Professor has claimed that he could come up with better ass jokes whilst sitting down over a beer.

Challenge on, improv dudes!


And finally, not every political ad has to claim that your opponent is a mixture of Joseph Goebbels and Barry Switzer.

This one, from Des Moines area Congressional candidate David Young, literally uses slight of hand to get across his message:

See it here:


Ah, wasn’t that nice?

Now, in a little while, we will be back to our hand-to-hand combat.
Enjoy your morning!


  1. TexasAnnie says:

    Really? Y’all are gonna make ass jokes now? Is this a “Nebraska value?”

    The David Young ad is fab!

  2. Il Duce says:

    Fascist “Obamacare is 14 feet high”, says Ben Sasse, who promises to reduce that to only 13 feet of Federal government healthcare, to make sure that the federal bureaucrats who now live on your doctor’s fingertip get all the way up inside your arse to relieve the pressure on your wallet.

    Think of Ben as the K-Y JELLY of the New Fascist Republican Party. His policies are here to help you. He knows you want efficiency from your controlling federal government.

    I am so proud of my little Benito Junior. I promise you Sasse will make this train run on time.

  3. Hesdeadjim says:

    I really, truly want Bart to stay politically active and run for office again. By not electing him to be a United States Senator we are taking a gamble but the fact is he lacks any experience in government. Bart is clearly a very intelligent, fiery individual and a conservative to boot. He has been successful in law and life; he will have an historic political career if he so chooses. I can’t think of enough good things to say about him, the stars just weren’t aligned for him to perform in this primary.

    If we’re lucky, Bart will stick around. Maybe make a run for #neleg or AG, hell I would proudly cast my vote for Bart McLeay for any other office. He just got a little ambitious running for Senate straight out of the gate.

    Bart, if you’re reading this, please stick around.

    The same applies for you too, Slone.

  4. RWP, you’re going to have to step up your game.

    McLeay supporter,
    I’m not sure if you’re serious or not, but please note that this is essentially a jokes post.
    I’m fairly sure you don’t want McLeay’s ad on this one.
    (Unless that IS the joke, in which case, I would say “good-one”, but probably too subtle.)

    More coming very soon folks.
    Stay tuned.
    Or clicked.


  5. Bob Loblaw says:

    Go look at Andrew Kaczynski article on Buzzfeed about Dinsdale plagiarizing almost word for word his immigration policy from press releases from Michele Bachman and John McCain.

    How lazy can you be? You want to be given the job of being elected to the Senate, but you can’t even be bothered to write your own policy positions? It’s probably eight pages total on your website on all the issues. That’s just ridiculous to me that you can’t write your own papers. If this was in RWP’s class I’m sure Sid would get an F,

  6. Yeo. It says on every one of my syllabi “you cheat, you fail”. Moreover, it’s just lazy. It’s not difficult to plagiarize and get away with it; just do a modicum of rephrasing, and above all, don’t use big contiguous blocks of stolen text. Even the Google will catch those, and there are much better anti-plagiarism programs out there than a plain Google search.

    He does deserve credit, though for managing to cut and paste from Michelle Bachmann and John McCain into the same document, and not have the two paragraphs attack each other.

  7. Macdaddy says:

    Bob, perhaps Bart should run for something like Mayor or City Council. Get something under his belt. One of my big complaints is people who have never been elected to anything thinking they can handle a huge spot like the Senate as their first job. The stakes are too high for a rookie when we’re talking about a $4.5 trillion a year “enterprise.” Quite frankly, I think all the choices for Senator suck. I’m not impressed with any of them. The good news is that it just doesn’t matter because all we are doing right now is rearranging deck chairs. Or maybe that’s the depressing news.

  8. President Camacho says:

    The #1 movie in America was called “Ass.” And that’s all it was for 90 minutes. It won eight Oscars that year, including best screenplay.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Oh Bart is indeed special……most dont have a clue as to how special. Fortunately there are some who know him and can now provide some insight to his special nature.

  10. Anonymous says:

    I agree on Slone and McLeay sticking around but please guys, run for the Legislature. People with your brains and integrity are desperately needed in that body.

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