Reactions to terror

Bacon-Ashford02The terror attack in Orlando shows how events can change the narrative at a moments notice in politics. For those who think a campaign is “over” or that one candidate or another has the clear upper hand, consider that events can take them one way or another quickly.


General Bacon

Of the various statements made by politicians after the attack, 2nd District Republican Congressional candidate Don Bacon’s was the most complete, and addressed some of the different issues. In part, from Bacon:

To win this war we need to go after ISIS’ recruiting and financing, and we must address the ideological underpinnings that motivate people to join their ranks. We do this while we continue to target ISIS’ leaders and terrorists where we find them. Our President addressed the nation today and once again he demonstrated unwillingness to identify these heinous attacks as stemming from radical Islamic terror. Terrorism stemming from Islamic extremism is a worldwide threat and requires a comprehensive strategy to be defeated.

During my time in Iraq, I saw firsthand how these groups would twist selected religious versus in order to justify their crimes – crimes carried out mercilessly against men, women, and children. Our units found gruesome sites to include torture houses and dozens killed by power drills. Even ten years ago we found their videos of these groups burning people to death so that they could intimidate local villagers.

The OWH did a feature on Bacon and his Democrat opponent Congressman Brad Ashford, written before the terror attacks. The gist was who is better fit to serve in Congress on military issues. They note Bacon’s 30 year military experience versus Ashford’s 16 years in the Unicameral.


Somehow missed their media release…

Don Walton’s Monday LJS column is always interesting, just to see what the local Democrats are interested in.

Here is one of his topics, in full:

Five volunteers from the Lincoln chapter of Citizens Climate Lobby will travel to Washington next week to meet with members of Nebraska’s congressional delegation. The lobby is proposing a rising fee on the carbon dioxide content of fuels with revenue returned to households to offset any increased energy costs.

That is just a rich two sentences worth of concepts. Just let each part sink in.


Things to do on a Saturday in June

The Democrats are holding their state convention in Kearney on Saturday — which is also the first weekend of the College World Series.

People who plan these types of things without looking at the calendar are the same types who schedule their weddings without looking at a Nebraska football schedule. Sure, the Nebraska – Notre Dame game isn’t important to you, but there’s an outside chance your guests are interested.


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  1. Bluejay says:

    Nothing is more irrelevant in 2016 as the CAGW scam.

    The people promoting the CAGW scam (I’m talking to you Jane Kleeb) are dangerous as they are distracting people from important issues and they divert resources from things like the military.

    The CAGW people have been wrong for 30 years but they can’t identify the log in America’s eye: radical Islamic terrorism.

    • Anonymous says:

      No, “Bluejay,” the log in our eye is Timothy McVeigh. No matter how many Islamists we kill we still raise our own murderous bastards in plenty. They invoke Jesus and the Constitution too.

      You might consider changing your nickname, too. One Hilltopper to another, you don’t speak for all of us. Thanks for not bogarting out mascott.

      • Bluejay says:


        Timothy McVeigh? What about the Spanish Inquistion? We – as a nation – must get off our high horse. Typical Dem-Obama argument.

        In case you missed that class at Creighton, Jesus Christ was not a warlord who personally cut off heads of his political opponents; all as part of his conquest goal. Jesus also didn’t tell his followers to cut off heads.

        I hereby revoke your Creighton degree. You didn’t learn a single thing.

      • Sparkles says:

        “Do not think that I have come to bring peace on earth; I have not come to bring peace, but a sword. For I have come to set a man against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother- in-law….”
        -Jesus (Matthew 10:34)

        “Therefore fathers shall eat their sons in the midst of you and sons shall eat their fathers…I will send famine and wild beasts against you and they shall rob you of your children; pestilence and blood shall pass through you; and I will bring a sword upon you. I, the Lord, have spoken.”
        Ezekiel 5:10, 5:17

      • repenting lawyer says:

        Bluejay, Before you go around revoking degrees you might remember that there are political versions of Christianity including some in US today which find their roots in Scripture including Luke’s triumphalism. The Catholic Church only gave up the Gelatin two swords at Vatican II, which was one of the causes of schism. The dreary history of Catholic antiSemitism detailed in Carroll’s book Constantine’s Sword and many other sources runs well into the 20th century and even after the Holocaust,only an intervention by Pius XII’s confessor, an sj, to prevented a condemnation of Catholic Jewish cooperation to combat antiSemitism. While I agree with your reading of Jesus, you can not ignore millennia of Christian history.
        If you are going to taken of my degrees take the JD in retirement is not of much use.

  2. repenting lawyer says:

    While Bacon’s military service maybe of value in Congress, his statement is so vague as to be devoid of meaning, so partisan any college young republican could have written it, and the actual experience he mentions is what all of us have seen on tv. He acknowledges that ISIS twists Islam, he attacks POTUS for not attacking Radical Islam when the point of that usage is to deny the religious legitimacy of groups like ISIS. Brad is no deep thinker, but on the evidence you offer Bacon makes him look profound.

    • Sparkles says:

      Spot on, RL.

      And yet another Republican apparently incapable of understanding the damage done by painting an entire religion as vile and detestable by adopting the phrase “radical Islamic terror”.

      Mr. Bacon is of course retired USAF, so one would assume he is familiar with Michael Hayden – USAF four-star general and former Director of the National Security Agency, Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence, and Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, serving under both George W and Obama.
      On May 29th, 2016, Gen Hayden publicly stated that Donald Trump’s rhetoric damages U.S. security.
      That the words and actions of the GOP’s nominee for POTUS are actually aiding ISIS;
      “..he’s feeding their recruitment video.”

      • Bynd says:

        Sparkles, How is it painting an entire religion as vile and detestable when using the phrase radical Islamic terror? It is painting a few as what they are. If you don’t understand how the noun is modified, maybe beginning English would be a great refresher. Do you taint all Fords by calling one a lemon? Don’t think so. (Yeah, I never was a ford guy.)

  3. The Grundle King says:

    Resident moon-bat and habitual patter-of-his-own-back Ricky Fulton repeatedly stated the following in comments on the previous article. I thought it worthy of posting here, lest anybody gloss over it because it’s an old story…

    “Take out the assault rifle and [Omar Mateen] could not have done what he did.”

    Only an idiot believes this is true. And yes, I’m calling you an idiot, Ricky. Like most gun grabbers, you obsess over form and ignore function. There are several rifles available that, while they don’t look like an AR-15 or an AK-47 (semi-auto variant), they function the same, shoot the same ammunition, and can accept detachable magazines…and many of them were still legal under the ill-conceived (and ineffective) 1994 ‘Assault Weapons Ban’.


    Tim McVeigh didn’t need a scary-looking rifle…just a little fertilizer and diesel.
    The 9/11 terrorists didn’t need a scary-looking rifle…just some cheap boxcutters.
    The USS Cole bombers didn’t need a scary-looking rifle…just a boat and some explosives.

    But lest you think you might still have a point…

    France has a ban on civilian ownership of fully-automatic rifles, a limit on the number of guns you can own, and limits on ammunition purchases…and yet, the attackers used fully-automatic weapons and suicide bombs (presumably illegal) to kill 130 people in Paris last November.

    In Mexico, private citizens are generally restricted to semi-automatic handguns or revolvers of a caliber no greater than .380, rifles no greater than .22, and shotguns no greater than 12 gauge (hunting and shooting when a member of a club). Anything bigger than those calibers is considered for exclusive use of the military and strictly forbidden for civilian possession. And yet, somehow, a whole bunch of “private citizen” cartel members are able to get their hands on all kinds of weapons beyond those parameters…leading to thousands upon thousands of deaths each year.

    But all of this gun talk glosses over the fact that murder is, and always has been, COMPLETELY FRICKING ILLEGAL!!! You want to make laws for people who break laws?! The derp is strong with this one.

    Folks like you talk about how drug prohibition hasn’t worked, and point to the need to repeal drug laws on that basis…as if somehow firearm prohibition will be more successful. You say the solution is to ‘legalize and tax’ drugs. Well guess what genius, we’ve already legalized and taxed firearms (see Pittman-Robertson Act). Firearm-related crime rates continue to fall…but you act as if the only thing falling is the sky.

    Undeniably, more needs to be done to combat and prevent these types of attacks…but you’re aiming at the wrong target. It’s easy to blame the NRA, but near impossible for you and your ilk to accept ANY responsibility for a lack of action when it comes to gun laws. You’re responsible because, whenever there’s a call for action, you all try to milk out the maximum amount of political capital you can…but by going after your grocery list of gun control, you doom any chances you may have at meaningful change. And the hilarious part is that you’re so blinded by your hatred of lawful gun owners and the NRA that you can’t see that fact. And the irony is that, every time you folks start clamoring for more gun restrictions, the only thing you accomplish is to sell more and more of the guns that you’re trying to get rid of. [insert the definition of insanity here]

    You want to cut the playing field in half, then demand that gun owners ‘meet in the middle’ for ‘reasonable reforms’. We’re sick of taking the blame from folks like you, and aren’t about to capitulate to “reasonable” demands from unreasonable people.

    • Nebraskans for Jobs and Energy says:

      When did the 2nd amendment come to mean an avalanche of guns in America so high powered with no other uses but to kill people?
      It is the height of foolishness to ignore the mass shootings that plaque America.
      And it’s because the NRA and people like Deb Fischer an Ben Sasse fight any attempt, however slight, to make reasonable gun laws.
      We are the only country in the world with this terrible problem, but the righty’s don’t want to anything about if for some reason.

      • The Grundle King says:

        1. The 2nd Amendment doesn’t come with limitations on how many guns is too many…either for an individual or an entire nation. What you see as an ‘avalanche’ of guns, I see as people living freely in a society that allows them to purchase what they are legally able to buy.

        2. Those guns you say have ‘no other uses but to kill people’ are used routinely in sport shooting competitions, hunting, and general recreation. There’s 3 other uses right there. And strangely, there are millions of those scary-looking rifles that have never been pointed at another person…let alone fired at them.

        3. Nobody suggested ignoring the mass shootings…it’s just your broken mind that refuses to acknowledge suggestions not related to gun control.

        4. It’s the height of arrogance to think that you and your ilk are the only ones capable of judging what constitutes ‘reasonable’ gun laws. If your premise is that your proposals are reasonable, and anyone who rejects them is unreasonable, then why SHOULD we even attempt to reason with you if you are operating under the premise that we’re all unreasonable?

        5. We’re not the only country in the world with a violence problem, or a terrorism problem, but we are among the few countries in the world who Constitutionally guarantee the right of the people to keep and bear arms. We do want to do something to reduce the violence and enhance our security…but not at the cost of our liberty.

      • Sparkles says:

        Grenades for Grads and Bazooka’s for Babushka and Tanks for Toddlers!
        Cause if your little Jethro Bodine is gonna be a packin’, my baby Bobby Ray – he’s a gonna be a Trackin!

        Yessiree Bob… I’m talkin sport and recreation!!
        Me and Cleetus, we love us nothin better than a lazy afternoon, tossin’ grenades in buckets and watchin’ er go KERPOWWY!! How the hell do YOU spell FREEDUM!!
        A grenade in one hand, jug a shine in the other…. Hooo dog, now that is sommmme sport!!

        And, my Auntie Shufflebottom, why I’ve seen her take out a whole flock o’ geese with her trusty Patriot launcher! Nothin’ but a cloud of feathers and some goose poo!! Kind a hard to cook up a mess of it, but heck, who we kiddin, we’re not killin’ to eat anyhow.

      • bynd says:

        What is the difference between Sparkles and the Donald? The Donald has better looking hair? Otherwise, style, delivery and basic massage all the same.

      • The Grundle King says:


        Re-read my point #4. I think you’ll see how your hyperbole really makes my point. Thanks!

  4. Sparkles says:

    I don’t understand what we’re supposed to find comical, or loony in the weekly poke at Don Walton.

    Just for the record –
    Exxon Mobil supports a carbon tax.
    BP supports a carbon tax.
    Royal Dutch Shell supports a carbon tax.
    Many economists, right and left, believe a carbon tax to be a vast improvement over the hodgepodge of regulations and red tape that currently encumber the energy industry.

    Conservative politicians in British Columbia passed a carbon tax in 2008 that has proven successful beyond even their own projections.

    I know, I know. None of this matters to the intransigent, Tea addled faction of the GOP.
    Cause if Jesus rode dinosaurs…

    • The Grundle King says:

      I have a suggestion for all those who support a carbon tax.

      Figure out what your carbon tax would be. There are various ‘carbon footprint’ calculators available on-line, so it shouldn’t be difficult to figure out how much carbon you make. Use that figure, multiply it by whatever per-ton fee you think SHOULD be imposed, and determine your carbon tax.

      Based on that figure, write a check for about 20% of it to the federal government, because you surely know their overhead isn’t cheap. Write the other 80% into a check to your charity of choice, or the United Way, or just start handing it out to homeless people on the street.

      Because let’s be honest here…that’s all it’s about. Reducing the income of the carbon consumers, and giving that money to those less fortunate. You’ll have less money to spend on stuff like gas for your car, heating and cooling for your home, and meat for your table…accomplishing the alleged goal of carbon dioxide production…and you’ll get to feel even more sanctimonious! Win-win!

      • TexasAnnie says:

        I could support the carbon tax IF everybody pays the same tax rate for the same electricity, coal, oil, etc. But the problem with taxes in general, Grundle King, is tax injustice: whereby some have to pay more than others just because that’s the way the laws were written. And while I don’t believe the carbon tax would be an exception, I think it’s simplicity is preferable to the screwball solution of buying and trading the RIGHT to pollute!

      • The Grundle King says:

        All well and good, Annie. Except that EVERY carbon tax proposal I’ve seen is that the tax is collected from the energy companies…who pass the cost onto the consumers. The money collected would then be re-distributed not based on what people spend on fuel and energy…but simply re-distributed evenly, regardless of what tax a person pays.

        That’s an income redistribution scheme…nothing more.

  5. bynd says:

    to Sparkles the jihadists,
    Speaking of vile Sparkles, is it not vile to take a verse out of context for your own agenda trying to incite hatred and present a false impression of a religion?

    What does Mat 10: 34 mean, Jesus said He had come at this time not … to bring peace to the earth … but a sword which divides and severs. As a result of His visit to earth, some children would be set against parents and a man’s enemies might be those within his own household. This is because some who follow Christ are hated by their family members. This may be part of the cost of discipleship, for love of family should not be greater than love for the Lord A true disciple must take his cross and follow Jesus (cf. Matt. 16:24). He must be willing to face not only family hatred, but also death, like a criminal carrying his cross to his own execution. In addition, in those days a criminal carrying his cross was tacitly admitting that the Roman Empire was correct in executing its death sentence on him. Similarly Jesus’ followers were admitting His right over their lives. In so doing one would find his life in return for having given it up to Jesus Christ (cf. comments on 16:25).

    John 3:16 16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.
    “If anyone hears my words but does not keep them, I do not judge that person. For I did not come to judge the world, but to save the world.

    Sparkles, you are a vile person no better that the radicals who misinterpret the Koran to incite.

    By the way, the Old Testament and it’s covenants are no longer valid. “In the same way, after the supper He took the cup, saying, ‘This cup is the new covenant in My blood, which is poured out for you.”

    Sparkles, there are no printable words to describe the depths you have sunk to. What lies one will speak to make them feel superior to others.

    Barbieri, L. A., Jr. (1985). Matthew. In J. F. Walvoord & R. B. Zuck (Eds.), The Bible Knowledge Commentary: An Exposition of the Scriptures (Vol. 2, p. 43). Wheaton, IL: Victor Books.

    • HTH says:

      Bynd, I think the point Sparkles was making (and they can correct me) is that there are plenty of Christian quotes, doctrines, whatever that can and have been used to cultivate or commit violence. The conclusion being that impugning all of Islam as inherently violent utilizes the same flawed reasoning you’re condemning him/her for.


      • bynd says:

        As I said on a previous page, What moron tries to defend one religion by attacking another? Would it not be more appropriate to give the parts of the Koran that show this individual is wrong in what he does? All Sparkles is doing is inciting hatred of all religions by pointing out extremes out of context. And that is a true hate filled moron. And my reasoning is fine. You don’t defend one by attacking another. It’s asinine and counter productive.

      • HTH says:

        Calm down there, sport. I wasn’t saying your reasoning was flawed (this time), just that those that DO utilize that reasoning are using flawed reasoning.

        Bynd, I know nuance isn’t your thing, but for the sake of your own blood pressure, please just accept Sparkles (again, as far as I can tell) was using an analogy to mock a flawed argument – not to insult the very essence of your being or Christianity.


    • repenting lawyer says:

      Bynd, your treatment of binding effect of OT covenant and laws is misleading. A combination of Rabbinic notion of theCovenant with Noah, binding on Gentiles, and Stoic natural law, created a distinction between cultic provisions and moral provisions. This treated the Holiness Codes of the OT as if they were divisible in a way not supported by the texts. I also think you tend to smooth out NT in a way not warranted by modern scholarship. The rough edges of Scripture are there to challenge us and makes delve more deeply.
      WhileI agree Sparkles may pick the most troublesome passages, i am not sure reference to popular Evangelical commentary is a real refutation. The Reformed tradition in which American Evanglicals are rooted tend to emphasize God’s power and inscrutability in a way that these modern commentators tend to smooth over. Good modern preaching but maybe not strong on history.

      • bynd says:


        If your religion relies on the old testament for your daily guidance, that is certainly your prerogative. However, if the Old Testament laws are still in play, Christ hung on the cross for nothing. That’s from Paul. And let’s not forget, if you try to live by one section of the law, you must live by every section, and therefore, reject Grace. I would prefer not to get into your’s says, mine says. My main problem is the all to popular defense that they did it so we can also. Point out the bad of others to justify what just happened. No personal responsibility, just the devil made them do it. What a bunch of malarkey. Quite frankly, the myth of America as a melting pot is now coming home to roost. Subcultures that are in opposition to each other are exasperated here by no rules on extremism. And that includes such as Westboro. Is there another answer? Not now, the pot is getting full and boiling right along. And all a boiling pot can do is boil over. Whether America likes it or not, this is the system we have built. It took us over 200 years to get here. You won’t change that in just a few years with good intentions, allowing a cultural of pseudo victims to exists, safe zones and feelings. But that is just MHO.

      • repenting lawyer says:

        Your reading of doctrinal history is unsupportable Christians have alway drawn on OT for moral guidance using the hermenuetic I mentioned. SecondCorinthians shows Paul backing off from the risk of antinomianism. Any decent history of Scriptural interpretation would support these points.In addition Paul’s own reliance on anatural law tradition and the Stoics is well established.

  6. Bob Loblaw says:

    This was a disgusting dude who did a horrible crime and unfortunately there probably wan’t a lot we could have done or laws we could have passed to stop him from doing this. It’s the price we pay for living in a free society, that some crazies are going to be able to do unfathomable stuff like this.

  7. bynd says:


    Interesting. Then, as I understand, and correct me if I am wrong, but if one doesn’t believe as you then they are not saved? Or are there many paths to salvation?

    As to your smugness on your beliefs. It is always good to be firm in your belief. But doesn’t the Bible say, speak to others with meekness and fear. I’m not sure this is the forum, but I would love to see/hear your rational for your above assertions.

    He said meekly and with fear.

    • repenting lawyer says:

      Bund, I am a universalist at least in hope, so I believe in many paths to salvation. In Christ we have the authorized path, but He is not a limit on God’s love since he died for all humanity.
      I was not being smug about my faith, but I am certain about my views of historicalChristianity and history of Bible reading. I think history is important in understanding any religion, and am bother by the view that one can grab a Bible read it and assuming you reading is a timeless Christianity. Jesus s only about love Islem is about hate, Jesus may be only about love but that is Avery modern reading of NT.
      On OT, there is a risk of separating Christ from his Jewish roots and the super session ism that follows. I certainly do not think either OT or NT is a code book for conduct and their relation to Christian practice is complex. Like Jews with the Talmuds we also are heirs of a religious tradition and I believe that tradition is at once are home and also in need of cleansing.
      Does this help? I reiterate I am not attacking your faith only arguing about history.

  8. Ricky says:

    Maybe the people in Sarpy County care that Mr Bacon was in the military for years. That does not make him necessarily a good politician. Omaha does not have the attitude Sarpy does about the greatness of people in the military.
    ISIS is not a problem for Ne District 2 so don’t waste time talking about that please.
    PS I predict Mr Bacon will lose to Brad.


      • Ricky says:

        That was not ISIS it was a nut that hated gays that had easy access to guns.
        Don’t you remember what Ernie said: The police is my ISIS. Correct they have killed more people in omaha than ISIS.

      • Ricky, the Poet Voice of a Generation says:

        Mmm, guns are bad, m’kay. People shouldn’t be able to get guns, m’kay. So, we need to have the police confiscate the guns, m’kay. But the police are also bad, m’kay. They are actually ISIS, m’kay. Ernie Chambers, m’kay!

      • bynd says:

        Ricky, As one former analysis stated, the issue with this administration is, they don’t listen. The jihadist have told them what they are going to do and then do it. Why are you smarter than the shooter? Arrogance like that should not put the innocent at risk but those who are to proud to figure out how wrong they are. The innocent blood is on the hands of you and your ilk. The definition of ignorant is believing you know more about your enemy than they know about themselves. How easy for you to be so cavalier while others die for your stupidity.

  9. Public Safety is Our Number One Priority says:

    Wow how bad would it be if Stothert and Ricketts had not declared public safety to be there number one priority? If it were not a priority there would be even more riots and escapes and lawsuits in our prisons and Omaha would have set a bigger record for homicides than they did last year under Stothert.
    Had this not been a priority for Ricketts and Stothert, there might be more than one child molester with a gun running around Omaha after getting out of prison thanks to Frakes.
    Obviously both Stothert and Ricketts are in way over their heads as executives. Neither was qualified for the job and both are doing absolutely terrible.

    • The Grundle King says:

      I always enjoy how you try to blame Republicans for all of the violence in Omaha. Ricketts has been governor for a little over 1 year. Stothert has been mayor for all of 3 years.

      Tell me, please…which state senator been representing Nebraska’s most violent district for the better part of 40 years?

      It’s okay…you can say it…

      • The Grundle King says:

        Indeed, Khan.

        Ricky seems to have a problem with misplaced responsibility. Instead of blaming the gangs, the drug dealers, the low-lifes who make certain parts of Omaha so dangerous, he blames politicians.

        I actually don’t blame Ernie for the problems in his district…though it seems he’s made little effort during his 40+ years in the Unicam to address the problems. I guess there’s only so many hours in the day…what when you’re preoccupied suing God, crusading for mountain lions, and filibustering anything that offends your delicate sensibilities.

        Just think…if not for all his obstructionism, he might have actually found time to address real problems in his district! But alas, that would mean having to provide constructive input…which appears to be outside his bailiwick.

      • Public Safety is Our Number One Priority says:

        Omaha set a record for homicides last year. Omaha Police invited the COPS guy then shot him under Stothert. And, according to Mr Domina, then they tried to cover it up what happened.
        Ricketts has presided over total failure in the prison system, just ask the union rep of the guards who blamed this latest fiasco on Ricketts. Ask the ACLU and the feds who are going to sue over overcrowding. Ask Ricketts how stupid he looked trying to buy death penalty drugs.
        Like I said neither is qualified for there jobs and they do terrible at it. I am correct about this obviously.

      • The Grundle King says:

        Ricky, you aren’t obviously correct about this, and you’re seldom correct about anything. Your arrogance knows no bounds.

        It’s interesting/predictable to see the different standards you hold people to, based on their political affiliation. Obama gets a pass, because Bush…but Stothert and Ricketts are to blame for everything, even if they’d only been on the job for a relatively short period of time when it happened. You’re so ridiculous.

  10. James Whitehead says:

    I’m getting sick and tired of the LJS and it’s liberal crap. The paper is nothing more than a surrogate for the far left. Just look at the coverage of the presidential campaign and local politics. Where was the coverage of the thugs who beat up supporters at Trump rallies. Where was the coverage when the IRS admitted tom targeting conservatives. Where was the coverage of the State Department deleting a whole segment from the federal record when they admitted lying to the American public about the Iran Nuclear Deal. Where was the write up about the low job creation of just 38,000 jobs the last quarter. And their latest headline of the Orlando shooting ‘An Act Of Hate.’ An act of hate? What about an act of terror. I think an organized boycott of the LJS is coming. We just want fairness in news reporting.

    • Not Steve Sipple says:


      I suspect that their dwindling subscriptions are demonstrating what people think about the paper.

      • James Whitehead says:

        Well it won’t be long before their subscriptions will be a lot less if they don’t change their ways and become fair to the vast conservative base in Nebraska. I know they read this blog. The cancelation list is long and growing. We just want fairness. They withhold news items critical of the left, but never miss printing news items critical of the right. That’s nothing less than censorship.

      • James Whitehead says:

        Trust me their subscriptions will be a lot less before long. The list is growing.

    • Khan says:

      The LJS is a joke and has been for quite some time. Gerard Harbison / RWP, when he still posted here, would often point out how the LJS tends to scrub any mention of any non-white criminal suspect’s race when posting information about police investigations. They’re ridiculous.

      • Not Steve Sipple says:

        For a long time they would call the Washington Redskins football team the Redskins. Instead, I think they called them the “Federals” or some non-sense. Nothing like a “journalistic” newspaper to misreport the truth of a name because they didn’t like it.

      • bynd says:

        If you use Firefox as your browser, you can get uninterrupted reading of many of their letters by using the book icon on the address bar. So no payment necessary to read most of their paper.

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