Don Walton starts out his Monday column by (once again) singing the praises of the “non-partisan” legislature. (And then goes on to list what parties everyone is from. Funny that.)
But Don is wrong about why the Democrat Senators and Republican Governor get along. It is because they HAVE to. They can’t deficit spend, like they do in Washington.
And oh by the way, Don always talks about those “independent” Republicans who vote however they feel.
Funny that the Democrats in the Legislature don’t do that.
They vote as a bloc, time and time again…
Your vote or your life
Walton also waxes poetically about an old suggested “requirement” to vote.
And check me if I’m wrong, but is The Don suggesting that armed men should take you to prison if you don’t vote?
See, you’d have to pay a fine if you don’t vote. But what if you don’t pay the fine? Eventually someone has to MAKE you pay it, or pay the consequences, right? That usually takes men with guns…
I’m on a boat…
Brad Ashford recently called on Congress to “work more in 2016” because “working fewer days delays action on key issues.”
He notes that, “Congress needs to get to work on fulfilling our promises to veterans. We can’t achieve these goals if Congress is on vacation most of the year.”
And on that note, here is a nice recent shot of Ashford on vacation on a boat in Mexico:
(Leavenworth St. has eyes EVERYWHERE…)
Bacon or Maxwell or…
And SOMEONE is polling in the 2nd District Congressional race right now. Interesting. The suspicion is that it is neither of the current GOP candidates — Don Bacon or Chip Maxwell. Could be the DCCC. Could be an unknown candidate.
Who that would be, I have no idea.
D-Nabs for C-Max
More in the 2nd District race, Chip Maxwell gained his first “notable” endorsement.
Funny though, I haven’t seen a press release from Maxwell gang, and Nabity’s endorsement apparently went out only to his Facebook “friends” (it isn’t on a public page).
FWIW, here it is:
Also, FWIW, Jeremy Aspen also “Liked” Nabity’s liking of Maxwell.
It’s awesome to see that we are just a half a step beyond Jr. High in local politics these days.
The question is, does Nabity “Like” Chip, or does he “LIKE-Like” him?
And just to keep things balanced, here is the most recent list of Don Bacon endorsements:
State Senator Bloomfield joins former Nebraska Governor Kay Orr, Congressman Steve Russell (OK-5), Congressman Ryan Zinke (MT-00), Retired Lieutenant General Jerry Boykin, State Senator Beau McCoy, Omaha City Councilman Franklin Thompson, Bellevue Mayor Rita Sanders, Papillion Mayor David Black, La Vista Mayor Doug Kindig, Sarpy County Attorney Lee Polikov, Sarpy County Treasurer Rich James, Millard School Board Treasurer Mike Kennedy, Retired Gretna Mayor Tim Gilligan, Retired Sarpy County Sheriff Lieutenant Russ Zeeb, retired Sarpy County Election Commissioner Joyce Schram, Mr. Bryan Slone, the Associated Builders and Contractors, and the Concerned Women Political Action Committee in endorsing the candidacy of Don Bacon.
ICYMI, I had a great conversation with State Senator Bill Kintner recently on The Wheels Down Politics Show.
Kintner is arguably the premier conservative in the Legislature right now and is NON-arguably the most interesting and free-est voice on conservative topics. If you are hoping for quiet, politically-correct politicking, you won’t find it with Kintner.
And on that note, take a listen right here!
After the fire
Horrible thing with M’s Pub.
I took my son to get a late bite there after the Trump event in Council Bluffs a few weeks ago. Saw Director Alexander Payne sitting at the table in the front window as we walked out.
And my cousin was eating there when the explosion happened. She feared for her life for a few seconds while running out, but was fine, no injuries.
It was THE iconic spot in the Old Market.
Hopefully it will be again one day.
Thanks for reading and sharing!
Check back for more this afternoon.
And RIP David Bowie…