This video has been going around the web this morning, and it’s interesting to watch. Joe Scarborough on Morning Joe on MSNBC, asking, “Can you name any Republicans running any news shows on the networks?”
The whole 20 minute segment is interesting, but you could skip to about the 10 minute mark for that part of the discussion where you see the Democrats on the panel squirming in their seats with Scarborough’s uncomfortable statements.
This is brought up all the time on the conservatives shows, but almost never on a channel like MSNBC.
This could be the beginning of an interesting revolt against the main stream media.
Taking hyperbole to the trillionth degree
In case you didn’t already know, State Senator Ernie Chambers is a strange bird.
Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson gave an opinion that Omaha’s MECA should abide by the Open Meeting laws for other entities.
MECA could contest this in court, and get a regular ruling, as is their right. But Chambers doesn’t want them to do that.
As a matter of fact, Chambers said that if they do exercise their right to contest the AG’s opinion, that…
“I will be in my vendetta mode, and they’d rather have a gasoline-soaked jacket running through Hell than to have me in my vendetta mode on their trail.”
Um…Who talks like this?!?
A gas-soaked jacket in Hell?
If they go to court about open-meetings requirements?
Always reminds me of when Kent Brockman said, when reporting of the day-camp takeover by Bart Simpson:
I’ve been to Vietnam, Afghanistan, and Iraq; and I can say without hyperbole that this is a million times worse than all of them put together.
Carly for Nebraska
In the political endorsement realm, Unicameral Speaker Galen Hadley, State Senator Jim Smith and Omaha City-Council member Aimee Melton all endorsed Carly Fiorina for President.
They joined 1st District Congressman Jeff Fortenberry on the Carly bandwagon.
I like Fiorina. A lot.
But I’m not sure I see her pulling this out.
After the second debate she clearly shined. And she did well in the last one too, even racking up the most minutes of any candidate.
But…she is currently polling around 6% nationally, and 7% in New Hampshire, her best early state. And that’s down from the 15% she had a month or so ago.
Polls will go up and down of course. But I’m just not sure I see her breaking out.
An interesting point:
A pundit noted that she made an excellent point in the debate before last about the abortionists, providing the visuals of the dying baby on the table. However, that is the image voters then think of when they think of HER. Carly = Dying baby.
In theory it shouldn’t be that way, but that’s the way our brains work. And it will make it difficult as she keeps campaigning — and the polls may be showing that.
That being said, she may be solidifying her hold on a VP gig.
But that’s a long ways off.
But considering her current state in the polls — that she isn’t really registering after pretty solid performances in the debates — it’s an interesting move by Hadley, Smith and Melton to decide to publicly endorse.
But frankly, I like it. It’s nice to see pols taking a stand.
Like Ricketts (with Walker) they may have to adjust. But that’s OK. It’s hard — and pretty rare — to always pick the winner.
What a night…
Hey, how about those former Omaha Storm Chasers!
How about those 2014 American League Champs??
How about those 2015 Word Series Champion Kansas City Royals!!!
As I told the boy last night, savor this championship.
It may not come around for another 30 years.
(Woulda been nice if someone had mentioned this to me around 1997. Oh, and I will agree that the Shawn Eichorst email sent today to fans is a zero.)
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