Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts has said that he will not call a special session to address budget issues from the apparent tax shortfall this year.
So now, if state Senators want to call a special session to deal with Senator Bill Kintner…it will only be about Kintner. There had been some talk that a special session could deal with multiple issues — which would mean that they wouldn’t all be trudging back to Lincoln to just talk about cybersex and extortion.
In the mean time, it appears that Senator Kintner has his heels dug in, and still refuses to resign. And it seems apparent that Speaker Hadley isn’t going to let this sit until January.
This would seem to be one-a-them Mexican standoffs.
And (dumb as this type of source is), here is the wiki def:
“A confrontation between two or more parties in which no participant can proceed or retreat without being exposed to danger. As a result, all participants need to maintain the strategic tension, which remains unresolved until some outside event makes it possible to resolve it.”
The emphasized italics there is added.
Weird Tweet from OWH reporter Paul Hammel:
— Paul Hammel (@PaulHammelOWH) August 22, 2016
“He’s an Omaha guy”?
As opposed to…whom?
OK Paul, I’ll bite:
I am surprised that Mello, with no experience with the city of Omaha’s budget, no significant work experience in the private sector, and no significant plans for the city, thinks a) the current, successful Mayor, Jean Stothert, should be removed and b) thinks HE is the one who should replace her.
So, yeah, color me “surprised”.
(Hate to harsh too hard on Hammel here, for what is probably a benign tweet. But these kind of things always leave me shaking my head…)
After the pro-Death Penalty folks put out this new ad…
(That narrator’s voice is the guy from “Law & Order“.)
The Anti’s put up this one, starring Colby Coash:
And OK, I’ll bite, Ryan Horn (who is doing the ad work for the Antis):
I mean, he’s fine and all, but is he your spokesmodel?
And I don’t mean “spokesman”, because he can probably deliver a quote to Don Walton anytime you need.
I mean “spokesmodel”.
His wife and mother no doubt think he is a very handsome gentleman. But there is a reason there are models and spokespeople on TV.
Sure, you want to have an ACTUAL soldier, when talking about military issues. Or an actual mother, when you’re addressing motherhood.
But this is just about who favors something.
ANYONE could be speaking. And there are lots of Republicans you could choose from, since that seems to be the draw.
And so you went with…Coash?