But looking back at another incident gave a glimmer into what the OWH would say — in their Editorial this Monday morning.
Remember when Leavenworth St. broke the story (no, it didn’t just “show up” on Facebook…) on Councilman Chris Jerram holding up the “Stripper Stothert” shirt? Just about everyone thought Jerram had gone beyond the pale — even he apologized as quickly as he thought he could.
But the OWH’s Erin Grace quickly took to the pages of Warren Buffett’s fishwrap to declare, “It’s not just Jerram! Lots of people do this! For instance, here is a low-level ‘politico’ who called a state senator a bad word!”
And therefore what Jerram did was just what everyone else was doing, see?
Well the cowardly, intellectually dishonest Editorial Board at the paper did it again.
See cretins (says the OWH), when Chambers suggested mass murder at the Legislature, this was just small part of a larger problem in government of “disrespect”.
As a matter of fact, Chambers’ statement is just lumped into the middle of some other newsy items.
And once again they point at State Senator Bill Kintner and say, he “likened his colleagues to monkeys”…and just like that, the OWH shows that they are not only worthless in their opinions, but collaborators with Chambers’ and the worst kind of mass-liars.
Just to say it one more time here, Kintner told a story — lets cal it a parable — noting that the Legislature was doing the same things over and over, and their only reasoning was because “that’s the way they’d always done it.”
Now, the story could have been about Monks, instead of monkeys, and the point would have been the same. Because the point was not about throwing feces or swinging from vines. It was about a manner of thought, of which the Legislature was guilty.
And this bears repeating, because if you knew nothing of it, you would guess that Kintner stood on the floor of the Unicameral and yelled, “My colleagues are nothing but a bunch of banana eating, feces throwing monkeys!”
But no matter.
The OWH says Kintner called them “monkeys”.
Because they are intellectually dishonest and cowards.
By the way, they also point at Paul Meyers from the Millard School Board for saying bad things about Atheists. Which he did.
And he apologized for.
But the OWH did not note that not only did Chambers NOT apologize, he doubled down on it and said he’d keep going.
Must have missed that in their missive from up on high.
Oh, and the LJS editorial page, including their premier political writer skipped the issue altogether.
Five years hence
But, FWIW, The Don does have a few interesting bits in his column today, with suggestions about how Congressional redistricting could happen…in 2021.
“…either move Platte County (Columbus) and Seward County into the 3rd District or move Madison County (Norfolk), Stanton County and Thurston County into the 3rd District while the 1st District absorbs more of Sarpy County from the populous 2nd District.”
That is noting that nothing else significant happens in 5 years.
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