The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln will hang an effigy of Donald Trump, that you can hit with a stick, at their next meeting.
And once they have ruptured it, candy may fall out.
And apparently everyone is pretty cool with that.
Now…let’s say the Society of Swedish Medical Professionals at the same school, decided to batter a piñata of President Obama, to protest their job threats to ObamaCare.
Does anyone think that this wouldn’t be called racist, shunned by the University, possibly have some action taken against the group and publicized nationally, or at least by the Huffington Post?
And don’t even begin to suggest that thwacking a Hillary effigy wouldn’t put you on double-secret probation.
Of course you can’t blame the SHPE for thinking what they’re doing is cool.
Take this quote from the OWH :
“It has become a hot trend in Mexico and stateside to incorporate a Trump piñata into celebrations since he began speaking out against illegal immigration, advocating for a border wall and calling Mexicans rapists.“
I’m not anxious to defend Donald Trump, but Trump was talking specifically about illegal immigrants committing crimes. But no matter, because that wouldn’t help the story they want to tell.
But hey, I’m just happy about all of the racial healing we have been having over the past six and a half years, just like we were promised.
Staying in Lincoln, Nancy Hicks of the LJS has gone to the Don Walton School of Journalism, where she hammers the point that the Lincoln City Council is NON-PARTISAN!
NON! No parties! We don’t like parties, partisanship is bad, and decisions made based on what party you are is bad!
The LJS’s Hicks notes that DEMOCRAT Carl Eskridge does NOT like partisanship!!!
His vote was a gentle slam against partisan decision-making, a reminder that votes that show who has the majority is a thoughtless way to do business.
The council is elected on a nonpartisan basis. And Eskridge — a principled man who believes council decisions should be based on thoughtful discussion and consideration — would be naturally offended by a purely partisan decision.
Eskridge said he did not want to see headlines Tuesday saying the council voted along partisan lines. And his vote was, in part, a way to stymie that.
OK, we got that?
Party-talk and decisions by partisans = BAD.
Oh, and it’s also so good to know that Eskridge is “principled man” who is thoughtful and considerate.
(Yes, newspaper reporter actually wrote that.)
Because no way would one who is principled, thoughtful and considerate, hammer through partisan votes with his fellow Democrats on the Council to support the partisan Democrat Mayor.
Gosh, remember how un-partisan it was when it was a Democrat majority with the Democrat Mayor and everything just passed along smoothly when the Democrats were unchallenged?
Yeah that was awesome.
Now, back to Hicks’ column…er story.
The intent of two Democrat-sponsored budget amendments, beyond creating confusion, was to eliminate the Christensen cuts while offering a carrot to Republicans.
The amendments offered more money for streets or more for the police and fire defined-benefit pension plan; but the Republicans had to give up the Christensen cuts to do that.
Those amendments, supported by the three Democrats, did not pass.
(Emphasis by me.)
I thought it was all non-partisan?
Oh, so confused.
Well, at least the headlines don’t say “partisan”, because there’s nothing worse than that.
Bummer for Jon Schuetz.
For almost a whole day he was the new announcer at Husker games.
Then with one social media post, it all goes down the crapper.
If you didn’t see it, after Bopelini (which is excellent with a red sauce and some shaved parmesan) was fired, Schuetz posted on The Facebook:
Now you have to admit, that’s sort of “up there” with reason for not getting the job. Pretty much a straight attack on the University President, capped off with the word “disgrace”.
But…he had deleted the post (when, not sure). That’s gotta mean something, right?
And was it the extent of the statement, or can there be any dissent in the University of Nebraska ranks?
If you’re not a 100% Homer, you’re out, right? As I noted on The Twitter, “Don’t ever take sides with anyone against the Family again. Ever.”
And my guess is that was probably it. Though, if I had to guess…
…I wouldn’t be surprised if Schuetz’s outspoken political posts on his FB page didn’t help. He hammers President Obama, posts glowing stuff about Ted Cruz and questions Global Warming…er Climate Change.
Don’t know where he comes down on the Keystone XL Pipeline…
Well, Jon, we hardly knew ye!
Hey, if you didn’t get the chance, be sure to listen to my (short!) podcast with State Senator Mike Groene on The Wheels Down Politics Show!
Groene talks about his volunteer efforts to put the Death Penalty repeal on the ballot, after he was noted as one of the heroes of the entire shabang.
He gets into some of his strategy with getting signatures and where he went ,and how. He also talks about founding a couple conservative groups in Nebraska, including the Platte Institute.
And you can find out who he is supporting for President — and Vice President.
A very interesting podcast, and probably not the last we’ve heard from Senator Groene.
Hear this and ALL of our podcasts at WheelsDownPolitics.com.