Party like it’s 1998

First a little Separated at Birth from last night…


Hillary and the guy from the old Macintosh ad!


“So I tied an onion to my belt, which was the style at the time…”

Always fun hearing some Bubba speechifying.

You know, like the creepy stalking he did on Hillary back in 1971..and then skipping over the creepy stalking he did with the White House Gals in 1998…

The mumbling over, “and then she voted for and against trade deals…“, since Slick Willy knows there is a smoldering controversy supplied by the Governor of Virginia on the TPP.

As others have said, it is HILLarious that the woman who has been in the public eye for the past 30 years needs to be “humanized” to her party.


The Donald and the press

Always fun to hear the opposing party and the press get their outrage churning when Donald takes the stage.

And the President of the United States has declared that Russia has the DNC’s stupid emails — well racist and conniving and stupid. Yet no declaration that they have Hillary’s emails from when she was the Secretary of State of the United States, which held confidential information.

Funny about the outrage there, yeah?


Chairman WHO?

Ah but back to the convention…

Vince Powers took the microphone for the Nebraska Democrats’ delegation. Here’s the vid from the OWH’s Joe Morton:

As you can see, when it was his turn to exhort the blessings of Nebraska, he noted…

1) That he is “the Chair of the Nebraska Democratic Party…

Uh…does that mean that Jane Kleeb’s inauguration date is TBD?* In most of these situations, once the vote is held, the person takes over right away. Maybe I missed something…anyway…

[*Apparently they don’t install Kleeb until around the Winter Solstice celebrations.]

2) That, “Nebraska is an amazing state…

Oh yeah? Well OK, tell the rest of the country why, Vince…

3)Home of nearly 2 million hard working people.

Wait…that’s IT? A population count? Nebraska is amazing because there’s lots (well…) of people and they work hard?


(And just to note the contrast, the Republican’s J.L. Spray took his 60 seconds to exalt Silicon Prairie News, Nebraska football and Nebraska beef.)

4) And then he talks about how awesome it is because Nebraska splits the Electoral Ballot.

Note that, Nebraska Republicans who voted against WTA. Vince finds it important to pull that one out at the most partisan place possible. Hmm! Gee!

5) Delegate Vote totals from Nebraska: Hillary (who Vince felt it necessary to describe as “honest” –har har har!) 13 votes and Bernie…16 votes!

That, friends, was out of 16,250 votes cast at their little caucuses.

Because Democrats couldn’t wait for the Primary.
And at the Primary, where 78,543 people voted…
Hillary won 53%-46%.

So the Bernie people were right!
The system IS rigged!

Congratulations Nebraska Democrats.
Apparently Vince Powers is still in charge, and you’ve successfully turned Democracy on its head.

Rock on!


Gunning for Chief of Staff?

And on the Twitter last night, one former Nebraska Republican party chair gave a preview, apparently, of a coming campaign:

“When”, peeps.


Howard Dorian Gray

Just to leave off on a convention note, I Tweeted last night that Howard Dean would be a wuss if he didn’t make a call-back to his famous scream, and God bless him, he did. Good for him!

But here’s the other thing about Dean: the guy hasn’t aged a day since 2004!

Here he is:


He’s gotten YOUNGER! The guy has to have a portrait in his attic that looks like this!


(Thanks to my kids’ “Old Booth” for that one…)

He is a year younger than Trump, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush (who are all only a month apart in age) yet he looks like he has been spending the last 12 years in Michael Jackson’s age-defying oxygen chamber.

We should all BE so lucky!
(Then again, maybe it’s just lose some weight, Grecian Formula and spray-on tan. I dunno…)



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  1. Old Lefty says:

    It has been stated here before – Jane Kleeb doesn’t take over as State Chair until December. It’s probably a stupid way to do business, but that’s the way it works. Powers is still the Chair through the November election. Some of us can’t wait to bid him good riddance.

      • Old Lefty says:

        You might be right about Clinton’s Nebraska total falling short of 40%. The 3rd District is reliably Republican. It’s going to be very painful for a lot of Republicans though. Trumps bigotry is going to drive turnout in North and South Omaha and Clinton is going to repeat Obamas win in the 2nd District for that lone electoral vote. Trump may do more to get Brad Ashford reelected than anything the Democrats could do.

      • Sparkles says:

        Spot on, Old Lefty.
        Barack Hussein Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton, turning the River City a fine shade of Blue.

        I can hear the crackle and pop of the bacon sizzling now.

        Beware, the impending gnashing teeth, stomping feet and coming cries of –
        “Winner-Take-All!! Winner-Take-All!!”, to the commies we’ll fall if not Winner-Take-All!!

    • repenting lawyer says:

      Old Lefty, historically delegation picked its own chairman at meeting before convention, when did that change?

      • Old Lefty says:

        I couldn’t tell you when it changed. It’s been this way for quite a while.

        They justify it by claiming it wouldn’t be productive to change leadership just before an election.

        I’m not sure if it’s one of the self imposed defects created by the NDP or one of those asinine dictates that comes down from the DNC.

  2. Bluejay says:

    Hillary’s State emails were hacked years ago by Iran, China, Israel, Russia and teenagers around the world well before they were deleted. Done deal. Historic event. Why can’t the MSM understand this? No emails to hack now.

    The 30,000 deleted emails will be released. They will provide clear evidence of crimes regarding the bribery scheme Hill and Bill ran. She’s ruined and she knows it.

  3. Anonymous says:

    When Sasse is nominated? He can’t even face the people of Nebraka. Nebrakans know he wants to be president because he sure as heck doesn’t want to be our senator. Got my “invitation” to his town hall again this August. Sounds like he’ll stay maybe 10minutes before he’s off to another, just like last year so he can say he held them all over the state. All show. He answers no questions from us or the media. He is Nebraska’s Hillary. That is not a compliment.

      • The Eye Ball says:

        Sasse is stronger on the immigration issue compared to Stothert or are you not paying attention to the Sarah Root case?

  4. Khan says:

    Fahleson has been full throttle for Sasse from the beginning. I seem to recall that he was the one who first dropped Ben Sasse’s name in the comments as a potential primary candidate on this blog quite some time before the 2014 election. I don’t think Sasse had been a blip on the radar prior to that.

  5. Heritage Foundation says:

    We nominate Ben Sasse King of the lecturing Think Tanks. No one is more brilliant, or has done less.

  6. Mistake by the Lake says:

    It’s racist to say the Russians hacked the DNC email server? Ye gods and little fishes, this site makes the average SJW look un-PC.

    Thanks for the amusement, however unintentioned.

  7. Sparkles says:

    No question today’s events lead to a dramatic rise the in the stock of both Ben Sasse and Ted Cruz.
    It’s not rocket science to have imagined Trump would continue to repeatedly humiliate himself before a national audience.

    With every unscripted appearance, Trump marginalizes himself even more.
    He’s woefully ill-qualified for the office he seeks. He’s an intemperate child trapped in an oddly orange man’s body with a shock of Troll Doll hair affixed at the apex. (while maintaining the tiny hands of a child).

    • Bluejay says:

      Unqualified? Compared to Hillary? The Mideast is in flames, ISIS is on the march and Iran is on the way to nukes. How come Bill didn’t mention the work of the Foundation and Hillary at State last night?

      All Trump did is build a real estate empire.

      Get serious. Hillary has failed at everything she has done except taking bribes, Trump is a self-made man.

      With Hillary ISIS will roll into Omaha for head chopping at Mass. The CAGW cronies will get rich. Your electricity bill will triple; just like Europe. Obamacare will completely fail. Bill will run his Lolita Express out of the White House.

      Opn your eyes.

      • Sparkles says:

        “With Hillary ISIS will roll into Omaha for head chopping at Mass.”

        tin roof… rusted.

  8. Bluejay says:

    From the official NE Dem PR,

    “0f the 38 total members of the Nebraska Delegation, 55% identify
    as female, 32% identify as minorities (among them African American, Hispanic,
    Native American, and/or AAPI), 32% are youths, 21% are seniors, 18% identify as
    LGBTQ, 7% are students, 7% are representing organized labor unions, and 3% are
    veterans of the US Armed Forces.”

    Jane Kleeb- on her Twitter feed – had the LGBTQ number at 30%. Did she get the number wrong or are people lying? When did we sort people that way? Dems need to stay out of the bedroom.

    Youths at 32%? Voting age is 18. Are non-voters in attendance? How do Dems define a youth? 18-21 or what? So nearly one-third are college kids?

    The Dems are completely out of touch with average hard working Nebraskans.

    Jane Kleeb: Ingrate, Eltist, Liar and Innumerate. Also useful idiot for OPEC.

    Vince Powers is a partisan but none of the above. Sad to see what the NE Dem party has come to. Sad!

      • Mistake by the Lake says:

        As a white straight male between the age of 21-65, Vince Powers is a minority amongst the American population.

        Math is hard.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Trump, Clinton, Pence, Kaine – none of them were in the Service. Sorry, military school doesn’t count in Trump’s case. Surely we can do better. I don’t trust candidates who don’t personally understand teamwork or obedience to someone who doesn’t look like them.

  10. Sparkles says:

    Within the last 24 hours Melania Trump’s website and biography have been scrubbed from the internet.

    Apparently that whole thing about her college degree in architecture and design – a lie.

    Every day we peel back yet another layer, providing ever greater insight into the wheezing, puffing and clanking of the cogs and levers that propel the machinery of Trump’s Traveling Circus of Grift.

    Except what has now been laid bare is Trump’s newest big tent act – Trump’s Treason.
    innumerable high profile, highly respected defense department officials – Democrat and Republican, former and current – continue to step forward to warn that Donald Trump is not only unqualified for the office he seeks, he’s poses an actual danger to the security of our nation.

    • Bluejay says:

      We ain’t voting for First Spouse. But I will suggest to you that with Bill in the WH he will be up to no good. Women. Bribes.

    • Khan says:

      1. Granny Goodness had an unsecure, private server to store top-secret state information.

      2. The Russians almost certainly already hacked it and are using the data against us to the extent possible (except, of course, for the deleted content, which everyone knows was just the routines Granny Goodness uses to maintain her sweet yoga body and Chelsea’s wedding plans). The FBI has since confiscated this server and maintains it in offline state. Ergo,

      3. Granny Goodness is the one who has in reality encouraged espionage.

      • Sparkles says:

        “The Russians almost certainly already hacked it..”


        Your claim is based on what?
        Lead by a Republican Director, the FBI exhaustively investigated Clinton’s emails and her private server.
        Countless thousands of man hours committed to carefully examining every piece of evidence.
        Scrutiny by by some of nations most skilled computer and security (hacker) experts.

        NOT A SHRED OF EVIDENCE her information was ever comprised.
        Only a handful of marginally ‘top-secret’ information was ever transmitted.

        Was the hubris of HRC actions careless and stupid – absolutely. That hubris certain to have evolved from a quarter century of engagement in the partisan gamesmanship and byzantine protocols of politics at the very highest levels.
        Nevertheless, that doesn’t invalidate the findings of the exhaustive investigation:
        “no reasonable prosecutor would bring such a case,”

    • bynd says:

      Vladimir, I will be able to stop the missile defense system, that protects my countries and others, that you hate so much when I get elected a second time.

      Can I get up now?

    • Mistake by the Lake says:

      Google “Hillary Clinton’s Email Was Probably Hacked, Experts Say”, New York Times, July 6 2016.

      I certainly think the informed opinions of cybersecurity experts is ‘evidence’.

      • Sparkles says:

        Thank you for the pointing me to the article, Mistake.
        I stand corrected.
        My apologies, Khan.

        I had not read that article/info previously. The source – NYT/Sanger are credible and I don’t doubt the qualifications of the experts to whom they/he would have spoken.

        Although, I do have an issue with the article, in that it states:
        “the intruders were far too skilled to leave evidence of their work.”

        I don’t for a second believe that the United States doesn’t have in it’s employ, legions of the most skilled hackers on the planet.
        So I’m assuming one of two scenarios –
        1) They chose not to commit those resources to this investigation (not meritorious)
        2) They do know who hacked the server, they know what was found, and they’ve deemed it of no importance.

      • Mistake by the Lake says:

        “2) They do know who hacked the server, they know what was found, and they’ve deemed it of no importance.”

        Far more likely they know who hacked the server, they know what was found, and they won’t say so for reasons of operational security.

  11. Nosepin says:

    When Trump asked Russia for the rest of Hillary’s Emails and pointed toward Obama, he did more than capture news. The Democrats were testing a narrative that blamed their own donkey poop problems on Russia and Trump. It’s a lot of poop; a Dem POTUS presiding over a nation of loose secrets and profuse bloodletting he blames on cops; plus a woman nominee who epitomizes the female self-loathing of her abetting a serial womanizer. They were trying to roll that crap toward Trump who deftly turned it into the same PC bait he used to catch everyone from Jeb to the Pontiff, anyone who rises in PC indignation only to find rudeness melt away leaving them twisting on a point.

    The question is, do Democrats rise to bait more or less easily than Republicans do?

    Feeling patriotism and feeling altruism both get in the way of thinking. Republicans who crave to govern so they can make government smaller are perhaps as delusional as Democrats who get paid to convince people to share wealth that nobody earns. With the added irony that Liberals at the DNC, after a hard day of loving people, want to sit back and enjoy a moment of Jew baiting bigotry.

    What the Political Elite of both parties have in common is a deadened olfactory sense.

    It just happens that the best political bait is usually your opponents’ own PC poop and the longer political people float in the toilet of politics, the more they don’t notice any smell at all. Voters, on the other hand, are gagging in amazement at how eagerly the Political Class swallows its own crap without even holding its nose.

    Politicians fish for voters. Trump lays out his lines to catch politicians. It is fascinating to watch.

    • bynd says:

      Just one question, what actions of the Republicans could possibly make you believe that Republicans want to make government smaller?

    • Sparkles says:

      Boring Prophet:
      …there shall, in that time, be *rumors* of things going astray, errrm, and there shall be a great confusion as to where things really are, and nobody will really know where lieth those little things wi – with the sort of raffia work base that has an attachment. At this time, a friend shall lose his friend’s hammer and the young shall not know where lieth the things possessed by their fathers that their fathers put there only just the night before, about eight o’clock. Yea, it is written in the book of Cyril that…

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