The Nebraska Legislature’s Department of Correctional Services Special Investigative Committee met last night and gave State Corrections Director Scott Frakes a severe pounding.
A good chunk of the cudgeling was over Frakes attempt to obtain the death penalty drugs from the supplier in India.
Here’s a big surprise for you:
There are 11 Senators on that committee.
And 11 of them voted to repeal the death penalty.
How’s about that!
So no big surprise that there was no objection to committee member Ernie Chambers sitting reading articles at Frakes, asking questions of Frakes — usually multi-part questions — without allowing Frakes to answer them, and generally making an ass of himself.
Did you read in the OWH about when Chambers started to sing “When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, that’s amore…”?
Oh, you didn’t?
Btw, Joanne Young did Tweet this about Chambers’ singing:
For the record, Sen. Chambers was cordial in his questioning of Corrections Dir. Scott Frakes, even singing at times to lift the mood.
— LJS Legislature (@LJSLegislature) November 5, 2015
No, not “lightening the mood. Condescendingly mocking Frakes.
And Young says, that’s “for the record“.
THAT’s who’s covering your Legislature.
Or did you read about when Chambers finally allowed Frakes to answer his last question, and it was, “What kind of comic should I draw of you? A chihuahua?”
Frakes chose not to answer.
Must have missed that in the papers, eh?
Chambers was generally handling the meeting in courtroom fashion — not asking any questions that he didn’t already know the answer to, trying to get the defendent…er…Director to commit himself to certain statements.
He really wasn’t interested in finding any new information or generally providing oversight for the Corrections Department. And in the mean time he was, of course, unprofessional and condescending.
Or as his supporters and willing accomplices call it, “Ernie being Ernie.”
No, no! We’re laughing WITH you…
And The Daily Show finally presented their feature on the death penalty repeal in Nebraska.
See it here:
You can note that, of course, they make fun of Nebraska conservatives — particularly State Senator Colby Coash.
And while standing in Lincoln street with a robber’s mask on, let Coash take part in their “skit” about criminals. (See screen-caps above.)
The anti-Death Penalty forces are calling that showing “respect” for Nebraska.
Right. THAT’s what The Daily Show was doing.
They were respectfully saying, “Even the hicks in Nebraska want to get rid of the Death Penalty!”
You know, just like when they respectfully took on the Iowa GOP, and pronounced all of the GOP Presidential candidates, “terrible.”
THAT Daily Show.
One little item they conspicuously left out:
Nebraska voters will get the final say on the issue.
“Because I say so”
The President walked into the Oval Office this morning with John Kerry and Joe Biden in tow, and said he was rejecting the Keystone XL Pipeline.
1) Because it wouldn’t create as many jobs as highway construction.
2) Because gas prices have gone down.
3) Because he’s going to Paris for an enviro conference, and it would have looked bad otherwise.
Those are the reasons.
Wait, but you don’t see any actual REASONS for rejecting the KXL there do you?
Of course you don’t.
Because the President’s own advisors and scientists say that the KXL would be an employment gain, wouldn’t be climate decimation and would otherwise be fine.
But a highway bill wold provide more jobs?
But ask anyone who would have been working on the pipeline over the last 7 years how that would have been for them.
Gas prices are down?
Until they go up again.
Oh, but the main reason is the President doesn’t want to look bad in front of his liberal international friends as they are sipping REAL Champagne in Paris. And he couldn’t handle the criticism from the extreme left who declare that the pipeline would be “game over” for the environment.
Big surprise, I suppose.
Well, that’s more people out of work (and out of the workforce altogether). But at least the President and his buddies can hold their nose up above their Champagne flutes.
Dig an underground garage, call it the Holland Tunnel
And finishing up, today the OWH talk about the argument that the Holland Center NEEDS parking.
Democrat funder Dick Holland explains to Matt Hansen that many oldsters attend performances at his Holland Center and they NEED parking right next door. (Makes you wonder how 90,000 people keep making it into Memorial Stadium…)
Of course, one wonders why didn’t they factor in parking when they built the behemoth? Was there no long-term planning?
And regarding that map the OWH made:
There seems to be a facility that is doing nothing but destroying trees, day after day, right NEXT to the Holland Center. Not very environmentally friendly! Certainly shouldn’t THAT be considered for destruction instead of the historical buildings?
Just askin’ for a friend…
Have a great weekend and yes, Go Huskers!
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