First, taking the escalator up to the “Who said it?” department, this headline:
ISIS and American police are ‘all the same’
Could it be the Mountain Lion of the Unicameral, Senator Ernie Chambers, is at it again?
No, this one is from a source a little farther to the East:
Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
Looking forward to the Chambers statement about how even the Iranians have some sound ideas. (Though it should be noted that Khamenei’s statement seems to be focused on the FBI. Tsarnaev related, maybe?)
As Homer Simpson noted to his lovely wife…
Marge: Can we get rid of this Ayatollah tee-shirt? Khomeini died years ago.
Homer: But Marge, it works on any Ayatollah! Ayatollah Nakhbadeh, Ayatollah Zahedi… Even as we speak, Ayatollah Razmara and his cadre of fanatics are consolidating their power!
Homer. Always looking forward.
Always interesting when a big issue comes up — this past week being all about the Death Penalty and the potential reinstatement — and then people get distracted like a rodeo bull heading for the guy with the clown makeup.
In this case, Channel 7 focuses their “Big Story”, ostensibly about the Death Penalty on…Senator Bill Kintner and his Facebook page.
Yes, you probably all know by now that Kintner posted a photo of a beheaded woman, with the note that in Nebraska her killers could now only get life behind bars (with “nice meals”).
Kintner makes an interesting point, and maybe those who automatically get such an image on their FB feeds are upset, etc. But is this really the issue for top of the newscast coverage?
Well, he has since taken it down, and replaced with some in utero babies, making a point about protecting innocent life.
Now for weather and traffic!
ICYMI, Deena Winter over at Watchdog continues her quest to discover Democrat Congressman Brad Ashford’s involvement in the Omaha Housing Authority spending scandal.
The latest, according to Winter, is that…
“The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is refusing to release to the public an audit of the Omaha Housing Authority conducted in part when Congressman Brad Ashford led the agency.”
There are questions about Ashford’s involvement both before and after the scandal occurred — but HUD’s refusal to release all of the info prevents any full accounting by the public and the press.
This could be an interesting one to watch.