In a Festivus Miracle!, I remembered that today is Festivus!
(And thus allowing a hook on which to hang this post…)
We celebrate with the photo of the sturdy Festivus pole (very high strength-to-weight ratio).
The Airing of the Grievances!
We will begin with one that just came through last night.
Chip Maxwell sent out his Christmas cards. Very nice card. Nice shot of the family.
Paid for by his campaign…
With…THE UNION BUG!
And unless you know what it is, it is worthless. “Oh look! Chip lists GCIU 1033-M. He’s supporting the droid from the new Star Wars movie!”
Here’s the thing: This is usually a Democrat tactic. “Oooh look, Union Strongmen! I support you! I support you! Now YOU support ME!” There is no other reason to wink at the Unions like this.
So really the question to this Republican is, Why?
And the follow-up is, Knock it off.
(Oh, and THANK YOU Chip, for sticking that “Look for Union Label” song from the 70s in my head…)
You may now add
I am going to leave the option add to this list of grievances throughout the day — as one of my grievances is thinking of a good one, right after I publish.
But this is YOUR opportunity to add YOUR grievance as well. (Let’s try to keep them Nebraska and/or political in nature…)
AND, the best grievances will be reposted from the Comments section to this updated post.
(If, for some reason you don’t like posting in the Comments section, feel free to email me (leavenworthst at gmail dot com), message me on the Twitter or message or post to the Leavenworth St. page on The Facebook.)
The Feats of Strength
The service of Technical Sergeant Joseph Lemm of Beemer, Nebraska by way of New York City.
As you’ve read, Lemm was a Detective in the New York City Police Department, and a technical sergeant in the security forces of the New York Air National Guard serving in Afghanistan.
He was from Beemer and a big Husker football fan. Like any good Nebraskan, he never left his roots, and let everyone around him in NYC know that he was from Nebraska. The strapping guy’s nickname on the NYPD was “Superman”.
He worked Ground Zero immediately after the attacks on 9/11 and came back to the small towns of Nebraska where he grew up to tell his stories.
He was killed serving his country in Afghanistan, along with 5 other servicemen and women.
Friends of the Lemm family have opened an account, “Joe Lemm Family Fund,” at First Community Bank. Donations are being accepted at bank locations in Beemer, Bancroft and Homer or can be mailed to the bank at P.O. Box 100, Beemer, NE 68716.