Get bizzy votin’

Screen Shot 2016-05-10 at 8.14.57 AMHey peeps!

Get your bad-selves to the polls!

There will be updates on Leavenworth St. throughout the day, so be sure to check back often.

As per the norm, if you see anything interesting, strange, unusual or newsworthy, forward it to me at leavenworthst@gmail.com or post it in the comments.

Send me your blurry cell-phone photos or any other info you have — wait times at the polls is always good for a comment.

In the mean time, the OWH has a pretty good ballot summary here (well, except for the part where they listed the candidate’s birthplace as “Home”).

Come on back!

 

Bacon for breakfast

Don Bacon’s closing ad for the Primary:

 

Go West

One race that is arguably the most interesting?

Legislative District 47, in the west-est you can go on I-80. It is the part of I-80 that you depart from if you’re driving to Denver.

In that race, for the seat of term limited Ken Schilz,  there are four Republicans running.

Two are City Councilmen, one a County Commissioner and the other chair of the county GOP. (Yes, I’m boiling down experience.)

In any case, one has to see that as a supreme GOTV battle. One to watch.

 

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27 comments

  1. Bluejay says:

    Bacon wearing a Corn red jacket.

    How pathetic. How patronizing. The carpetbagger goes native.

    And he plays the pro-life card. As if the House could overturn Roe.

    But it will probably work. Voters are idiots. Lockheed and Northrup will have their own Congressman. But I guess it could be worse. He could be Brad Ashford.

    • Sparkles says:

      May 10, 2016.
      One has to believe there is a growing number of Omaha R’s too embarrassed to show up to the polls to select from one of two party candidates, both of whom proudly deny anthropogenic climate change.

      • EXIT POLLS says:

        Over 90% of “climate change” is natural, and in no way affected by humans…many of the world’s top climatologists have already proven this to be true.

      • Anon says:

        too embarrassed for a private vote, are you serious, a lot of r’s in the legislature vote with the dems. not a factor

    • jmurra says:

      If you receive large amounts of outside, “Washington DC” money, can you really say in campaign ads that you are running against the special interests and influence peddlers? Just wondering.

    • bynd says:

      Bluejay: So, one that isn’t a native from the state is considered a carpetbagger? Does that include all those at Creighton? Which state in which they served are they allowed to run in? Shall we disqualify them all? Military folks serve all over the world uprooting their families to protect the ungrateful such as you. They are just as much, if not more qualified than you, to run where ever they end up.

      • Bluejay says:

        Yeah. Give every military guy a pass. They are ALL flawless.

        Face it. Bacon will be a complete shill for defense contractors. More pork for the already fat. Actually not the worst thing in the world.

        All I can say he had better drum Ashford. Brad is a loser.

  2. Macdaddy says:

    Climate change is still a thing? Way to be one of the bitter clingers, Sparkles, when it comes to fading fads.

    I started my day today not voting for Trump and voting for Don Bacon.

  3. Know-it-all says:

    Correction on all legislative races being challenged: Scheer, Watermeier, and Murante are not being challenged.

    • Sparkles says:

      Re:
      “Trump leading with 88% of vote…DEVELOPING…”

      I think that sentence is more properly phrased –
      Trump leading with 88% of vote…METASTASIZING…

      • The Grundle King says:

        I dunno bynd…I mean as far as negatives go as a presidential candidate, Trump might be half an elephant hair better than Hillary.

        But when you consider that Trump not only has little chance of winning the presidency, but his presence on the ballot also endangers the Republican majorities in Congress…that might actually make him the worse candidate of the two.

        Right now, I think the best Republicans can hope for is to hang on to Congress…and count on folks not wanting to hand Hillary the keys to the entire kingdom. God help us if all the branches of government are lost to the Dems.

      • Sparkles says:

        While Hillary Clinton is not the most likeable. many believe, and the case can be made, she is the most broadly and deeply qualified presidential candidate in modern history.

        Donald Trump is a danger to the very security of our nation.
        He has almost no grasp of how government functions, miniscule understanding of international relations and has proven absolutely incapable of one of the most critical roles as President – judging the character and ability of those who will serve beside the President.
        His is an unhinged adolescent mind trapped in a dayglow orange man’s body and topped with a tuft of ridiculous looking, Studio 54 hair.
        A man’s body, with the exception of course, of the baby hands.

        To compare Trump to Clinton is complete folly.
        It’s akin to comparing Barney Fife to Wyatt Earp.

  4. vet says:

    I voted last Thursday. I voted for the guy who spent five solid years, 24/7 in a uniformed boot camp learning the discipline and patriotism evident in him creaming his opponents. I also voted for that “carpetbagger” general who was carpet bombing Muslim killers overseas while you were doing nothing useful.

    The only thing embarrassing about Trump and Bacon is that they’d stoop to appealing to the sensibilities of large children who as voters think their 3rd grade fist fight qualifies them as noble fighters for democracy. If this nation falls, it is because of most Americans puerile allergies to the milk teats.

    • Bluejay says:

      Vet

      You mean this Trump? The guy who served in Vietnam.

      “Trump was eligible for the draft lottery during the Vietnam War. He was not drafted due to four student deferments (2-S) while attending college, as well as a medical deferment (1-Y, later converted to 4-F) obtained in 1968 after his college graduation, prior to the lottery being initiated. Trump was deemed fit for service after a military medical examination in 1966 and was briefly classified as 1-A by a local draft board shortly before his 1968 medical disqualification. Trump attributed his medical deferment to “heel spurs” in both feet according to a 2015 biography, but told reporters in 2015 that he could not immediately remember which foot (later that day he said both feet).”I actually got lucky because I had a very high draft number”, he told WNYW in 2011. Selective Service records retrieved by The Smoking Gun website from the National Archives confirm that Trump got a medical deferment and eventually received a high selective service lottery number in 1969.”

    • Bluejay says:

      Vet

      The bombing has not worked against the Islamists. We need to kill them on the ground using overwhelming force. Air power is secondary.

      Obama likes air power and it has failed.

  5. The Eye Ball says:

    Good job on the radio show!
    If you want to know why the #NeverTrump has gravity, you need to realize Trump may cost Republicans the Senate and make Chuck Schumer the Democrat Majority leader in the senate. The US Senate has wide discretion over the next SCOTUS nominee.
    The races in PA and WI are going to by tight. So watch closely.
    Trump working with a Democrat Senate may actually end up appointing Hillary Clinton or Obama or a lesser known progressive.

  6. The Eye Ball says:

    One other thing. The Lincoln Journal Star had a good editorial a month ago stating Trump’s position on trade is bad for Nebraska and many Nebraska farmers would agree with that.

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