“It’s not surprising, then, they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.”
“There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what.”
“The guy, you guys saw him, the guy’s a total pussy. I mean, he is. He’s a total cunt.”
I have no doubt you will give your takes on the latest Bo Pelini rant, and have at it.
But for all those who are saddened or disappointed Pelini was taped, know this: when speaking to a roomful of, say, a HUNDRED college kids — every one of them with a combination camera/tape recorder/video camera in their pocket — just assume that ONE of them will hit “record”.
Or, you know, just don’t call your former boss a pussy, cunt and (worst of all) a “fucking lawyer”.
I chuckled out loud at “And fellas this all stays here…”
Not that this is any sort of surprise, but we grind our teeth just a tad whenever we hear Jane Kleeb spout (regarding the latest chapter in the never ending Keystone XL Pipeline saga):
“This is not about money. This is about their family legacies, their land and protecting their water.”
Oh really Jane? So if the Canadian Tar Sands oil was transported to the Gulf by dipping individual beavers into each barrel of oil, loading them into a solar-powered hovercraft, taking them NORTH, over the pole, through Russia, China, India, across the South pole, then back up through the Atlantic and eventually up to the Gulf, then ringing them out into double bagged container in Louisiana, you’d be FOR it?
Well, of course not.
But you won’t find any reporter who will give her that follow-up question.
Interesting piling on of late onto outgoing Governor Heineman.
We have read the articles contending that Heineman’s “legacy” is going to be Nikko Jenkins.
Amazing that such an analysis comes from a Democrat. I have no doubt that Senator Steve Lathrop and all of his buddies at the “Holiday” party nod their heads and agree with each other.
So maybe it is just me, or I missed it somewhere, or it has otherwise been discussed, but…hasn’t the conclusion by Lathrop and the Omaha World-Herald and all of the low-level administrators and everyone else been that the whole reason for all of the prison mess is because of overcrowding?
And if that is the case, then the answer, apparently, is a new prison, yes?
So along with the multi-page list of “recommendations” in the Committee report, we did not see the suggestion for building a new prison. Should that not have been “suggestion” Numero Uno?
And enough of the “oh the Governor has to be the top lobbyist on the THAT issue…“. Oh right. The legislature can tell the Governor who to hire and fire and whether or not a prisoner should be in solitary, but HEAVEN FORBID they suggest how to spend tax dollars on a giant project. Oh, that is much too touchy.
And even if it is specifically not part of the recommendation, shouldn’t that issue at least be addressed, saying “no we don’t think a new facility should be built“?
Again, I did not go through the report with a fine tooth comb with my team of staffers after interviewing everyone from the Governor to the janitor. But if anyone wants to jump in, feel free.
And then there is Democrat State Senator Burke Harr who told Watchdog that the unicameral should not make public votes for Committee chairs, because, it would “hurt people’s feelings.”
Yes, you read that correctly.
And then there’s this:
“Transparency is good until it isn’t.”
You got that, public? Transparency is awesome…until it is bad for Democrats.
It is a wonder we have recorded votes at all, yeah?
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