The Anti-Death Penalty folks seem to be planning to chip-chip-chip away at the Death Penalty, week and week, month after month for the next year, hoping that their points will be received differently each time.
And for what it’s worth, Nebraska will be Wheels Down (see what I did there?) for any Death Penalty activist looking for some oxygen to suck on the subject.
So the latest? From State Senator Colby Coash, a sort of twist on the “we’ve made it so hard to execute someone, we shouldn’t spend any money to execute someone because it’s so hard…”
Kind of a lift yourself up by the bootstraps argument.
They are saying that it has become so difficult to buy execution drugs, that everyone should just quit trying to buy execution drugs, because it’s too difficult. Or something.
Which isn’t anything new. They are clearly trying to jump on the bandwagon that the Governor drove down the street on a late Friday afternoon, with the Death Penalty “pause”. But the current assumption is that the drug issue can be overcome.
But here is what COULD be eventually effective for that group:
Find a well-known, otherwise pro-Death Penalty person to say, “I will SUPPORT the Death Penalty IF we can find an easy and logical way to carry it out. But if not, then I am voting against it. I’ll get back to you in October with my decision.”
Or some such.
Because the mean-time argument of “we made it hard for you, so you should quit because it’s too hard” doesn’t cotton with many voters. And if the Governor can find another route to execute the Death Row murderers, then their argument is shot. But if they can go the route above, they will find more people jump on board, for pure logic’s sake.
Of course, many peeps will still simply say, “I’m for it, and when they figure it out, I want it in place.” Which also makes sense.
In the mean time, the ball will be in the Governor’s court.
Do they get paid by the square foot?
The OWH isn’t done with the pay-raise vote by the Douglas County Board, nor should they be.
That was a ridiculous vote by Boyle, Cavanaugh, Rogers and Duda, and eventually voters should judge them on it.
The OWH editorial notes that for a similar gig — but with double the budget responsibilities, definitely more public scrutiny and probably a more time-consuming position — Omaha City Council members make LESS than County Board members.
And still, no word on WHY they need more personal cash, other than pointing to other county boards.
When an argument wouldn’t fly with your Mom, maybe it shouldn’t fly with elected officials.
In any case, the OWH to their credit digs deeper, and once again suggests the City-County merger. While logical, it is even beyond the point here and allows the County Boarders off the hook just a little.
Will be interesting to see if this story has legs…
How did Giuliani go down?
I am always fascinated when I see stats like these:
At this point in —
2004:(D): Dean +15
2008 (D): H. Clinton +18.5
2008 (R): Giuliani +2.5
2012 (R): Gingrich +10.5
But…this isn’t any of those years (really!) and none of those folks had the communication skills of Donald Trump.
I would be curious to see a Nebraska poll on ’em.
Oh, and if the national types don’t figure out a way to fix the ludicrous Presidential primary election system, do not be surprised to see Nebraska Republicans go the Caucus route out of pure desperation.
Not the most unusual things I’ve heard from Nebraska Republicans.
Surprising lack of kolaches…
Quite the show from Sokol Hall.
People swooning in the aisles.
The place hopping.
Oh, sorry, I was talking about when Ben Folds Five was there.
Sorry for the misunderstanding.
Also, my Grandma used to polka there on a regular basis.
Both vastly superior to the gathering from the other day…
Nyuk, nyuk, nyuk.
Yes, AND your enemies!
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