Sarpy endorses Bacon

Guess this man’s name!

[embedit snippet=”nebraska-ppp”]The Sarpy County GOP took the unusual step of endorsing retired Brigadier General Don Bacon for the GOP nomination for the 2nd District Congressional seat — in a contested primary.

While not the norm, no one apparently suggested that it was “out of order”, against the rules or anything else. There were all “ayes” and no “nays”.

This was probably common when there was an un-opposed Republican running for Congress. And it may have been a tip of the cap to the recently deceased Jerry Anderson who had a particular bone to pick with Chip Maxwell.

You never really know what may happen at these county confabs. This isn’t that far off the course for these types of meetings, but it had to throw a few people for a loop. And the fact that they stepped out an endorsed in a contested primary is less the point than the fact that no one stood up for Chip Maxwell!



Hello, my name is…

In the mean time, Chip Maxwell managed to get some more earned media with his “NRCC is taking sides” complaint. This time with KMTV in Omaha.

Pretty much the same story KETV had earlier in the week, but good on Chip for hustling for the news. If he’s not doing an actual TV ad during the news, this is the next best thing.

But for the love of name-ID Chip, stop wearing your own campaign stickers in the reports! That’s right up there with Mike Love always wearing a “The Beach Boys” baseball hat. (We get it. You’re in a band called The Beach Boys.)

Yes, Mr. Maxwell, we can see by the chyron that says you are Chip Maxwell that you are indeed Chip Maxwell running for Congress. When you’re also sitting in front of a giant banner with your name on it, what amounts to a “Hi! I am…” sticker isn’t necessary.

And look, I know I’m getting old-er…but is it just me or do the guys doing the news there look like they are fresh outta high school. OK, fresh outta college. (Junior college!)


Maybe I just remember the days of gravitas when Chuck Roberts or Pat Persaud were at the anchor desk and you could count on John Knicely giving the MLB highlights, with cub reporter Ross Jernstrom filing the high school football reports.

I’m not saying Nick Starling isn’t giving us the hot political news (of which he does a fine job)…it’s just that I’m also waiting for him to turn in that “To Kill a Mockingbird” report that was due last Tuesday.


Yuh fy-uhd

I get that people are disappointed that Colorado didn’t have any vote before the GOP convention delegates chose the Cruz-ers who will represent them in Cleveland.

But remember when everyone, including Donald Trump, was up in arms about this back in August when they announced how they were going to do it?

Yeah, me neither.

I am all for being indignant that this type of system should be changed. But let us not for a minute suggest that this was somehow formed to screw Donald Trump.

When his OWN CHILDREN — who sat with him in The Apprentice boardroom — can’t figure out how to register to vote for their dad in New York, you know no one on the campaign really has their nose to the grindstone on the delegate math.


Righteous Update

ICYMI, Saturday Night Live’s Weekend Update attempted a funny about the new Nebraska license plate.

But considering the rich possibilities of the subject, their joke was feeble at best.

“Nebraska has cancelled plans for a new license plate design of a man throwing seeds from a satchel, after it was noted that the image was sexually suggestive.”

At this point in the setup, they did not use the image of the plate — which would have produced its own laugh.

“However the new design of a man husking corn isn’t much better.”

SNL Husking Corn


It’s an easy chuckle, I suppose.

And SNL bashing is sort of the easy, go-to complaint. But Weekend Update has gone from a funny send-up of the news, straight into a poor-man’s John Stewart-esque proselytizing for the Left.

Watching the rest of the sketch, they did their standard GOP hammering by shaming Ted Cruz with, “Please don’t come here.” Sure the anchors used it for a few funny “New Yorker” jokes. But their Breaking-the-4th-Wall of delivering the news with politics is 99% of the time about spreading a liberal point, as opposed to just making a joke.



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  1. Sparkles says:

    Forbes just published an article by Stan Collender, considered one of the leading experts on the U.S. budget and congressional budget process, excoriating lawless Paul Ryan for his incompetence as Speaker in addition to calling out the deliberate malfeasance of he and his party.

    As piece titled:
    “Paul Ryan Would Rather Run For President Than Pass This Year’s Congressional Budget”

    • The Grundle King says:

      And that’s been your daily dose of “Stuff Sparkles wants to talk about that has nothing to do with Nebraska”.

      Tune in later for more.

      • Sparkles says:

        ” that has nothing to do with Nebraska”.

        Au contraire mon frère.. bringin’ it home –

        3 hours ago –
        “EXCLUSIVE: Paul Ryan to Attend Secret Donor Meeting Next Week in Manhattan”

        Todd Ricketts, the co-owner of the Chicago Cubs who is also the son of the founder of Ameritrade, is arranging a meeting of some of the GOP’s top financial bundlers, to be attended by Mr. Ryan. The meeting is to take place next week at the Mandarin Hotel and will be comprised of a discussion with “twenty or so” Republican donors, including Mr. Ricketts and…”

      • Sparkles says:

        Mandarin Hotel, Manhattan – Suite
        starting at only USD $3,511 / Night, Excluding Taxes & Fees

      • The Grundle King says:

        Mkay. So that’s Todd Ricketts. Who lives in Illinois. And who is not the governor of Nebraska.

        And who apparently is wealthy, as one would expect him to be, seeing as he co-owns the Cubs (who are also not in Nebraska). And we all know how Sparkles hates him some rich people…unless their last name is Clinton or Obama or Buffet or Gates…the list goes on.

        And I’m sure all those rich lefties stay in a Motel 6 when they go to New York.

        But thanks for fulfilling my prediction!

    • Bluejay says:

      The party elites don’t decide the election. Chip is a life-long resident of Omaha, KFAB host and former elected official. He actually knows voters by first name.

      Don’t count him out.

      And will there be a debate?

      • Anonymous says:

        HAHAHAHA you really have no insight into the DCRP…its chock full of libertarians/Ron Paulistas. Very much NOT establishment.

        The fact is that Chip really isn’t that well known. He lost his county commissioner gig by 6 pts….8 years ago. The only thing he has done recently that is of any note is his idiotic attempt to run for congress as an independent.

        Any why does it matter that Chip has lived in Omaha all of his life?

      • Anonymous says:

        Chip pimped for the Catholic church while in the unicam. And demographically, Omaha is very Catholic. I wouldn’t count him out either.

  2. Bud the Cherry County Chihuahua says:

    I just love humping Bob Kerreys prosthetic leg. Did I mention that we’re good friends?

    • Sparkles says:

      His Medal of Honor citation reads –

      For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while serving as a SEAL team leader during action against enemy aggressor (Viet Cong) forces. Acting in response to reliable intelligence, Lt. Kerrey led his SEAL team on a mission to capture important members of the enemy’s area political cadre known to be located on an island in the bay of Nha Trang. In order to surprise the enemy, he and his team scaled a 350-foot sheer cliff to place themselves above the ledge on which the enemy was located. Splitting his team in 2 elements and coordinating both, Lt. Kerrey led his men in the treacherous downward descent to the enemy’s camp. Just as they neared the end of their descent, intense enemy fire was directed at them, and Lt. Kerrey received massive injuries from a grenade that exploded at his feet and threw him backward onto the jagged rocks. Although bleeding profusely and suffering great pain, he displayed outstanding courage and presence of mind in immediately directing his element’s fire into the heart of the enemy camp. Utilizing his radio, Lt. Kerrey called in the second element’s fire support, which caught the confused Viet Cong in a devastating crossfire. After successfully suppressing the enemy’s fire, and although immobilized by his multiple wounds, he continued to maintain calm, superlative control as he ordered his team to secure and defend an extraction site. Lt. Kerrey resolutely directed his men, despite his near unconscious state, until he was eventually evacuated by helicopter. The havoc brought to the enemy by this very successful mission cannot be over-estimated. The enemy soldiers who were captured provided critical intelligence to the allied effort. Lt. Kerrey’s courageous and inspiring leadership, valiant fighting spirit, and tenacious devotion to duty in the face of almost overwhelming opposition sustain and enhance the finest traditions of the U.S. Naval Service.

      • The Grundle King says:

        And yet, folks of your ilk brush aside such military bona fides when it comes to folks like John McCain.

      • Sparkles says:


        Apparently you’ve mistaken me for the intransigent, disrespectful GOTParty base who has taken great joy in relentlessly trashing John McCain for years.
        (McCain calls them “tea party hobbits”)

        You’re going to have to point out to me where I’ve ever disparaged John McCain, the man, or his service.

        I’ll wait…

      • The Grundle King says:

        Oh, lemme guess…you have so much respect for McCain that you voted him over Obama?

        A history of military service is noble and honorable, but I think we’d both agree that it’s better to vote based on policy views…no?

  3. Faux Lou Ann for Unicameral says:

    I support Brad Ashford. If you don’t believe me, just look up my name on his FEC reports. But pay no attention to that if your a Republican voter. I helped Lee Terry run for city council 25 years ago so that counts for something

  4. The Eye Ball says:

    Bacon is big in Sarpy and the military but he is doomed in Sarpy County. Democrats pulled ahead in the voter registration.

  5. Don Bacon says:

    I’m grateful for the wide support from NE current and former officials and civic leaders. I don’t take it for granted as a first-time candidate and running against a well known multiple-time candidate: Senator Fischer, former Governor Orr, Mayor Black, Mayor Kindig, Mayor Sanders, former Mayor Gilligan, Senator McCoy, Senator Bloomfield, former Senator Carol Pirsch, Councilman Thompson, Councilwoman Melton, Sheriff Dunning, Sheriff Davis, Commissioner Kelly, Commissioner T Schram, former Commissioner J Schram, School Board President Kennedy, County Attorney Polikov, County Treasurer James, Doug Kagan (NE Taxpayers for Freedom President), and former Sheriff Lieutenant Zeeb… and many have come forward recently to join… more announcements to come.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Nebraska Taxpayers for Freedom, President? Is there a VP, Sec., Treas.? Are there any members?

    Other than complaining, what does the organization, ‘er, President do?

    • Sparkles says:

      Whatever you do, avoid their website – seriously – it’s infected.
      I just tried to acces it – my anti-virus program just threw up the red flag and sounded the alarm bells warning me the Nebraska Taxpayers for Freedom website is infected.

    • Don Bacon says:

      I know he supports conservatives and is active in multiple campaigns. He has a large group that attends their monthly meetings… spoke their once and will be there again. And… I appreciate his support.

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