Making choices

Carhenge, near Alliance, will be a prime spot to view the FULL solar eclipse in August 2017...
Carhenge, near Alliance, Nebraska, will be a prime spot to view the FULL solar eclipse in August 2017…

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.


Bucket lister

Weird Tweet from OWH reporter Paul Hammel:

“He’s an Omaha guy”?
As opposed to…whom?
Or what?

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…)


“Blue Steel”

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):

Why Coash?
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?

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Hey, you’re the professional…



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  1. The Grundle King says:

    Word is that Kintner was briefly part of the ‘NODP’ movement until he found out that the ‘DP’ meant ‘death penalty’.

  2. anon says:

    Weird tweet, hardly, weird hearld beating the drum slowly, seen it many times, build it up and Omaha will follow. Better be clean Jean

    • Anonymous says:

      Jmurra: Because Evan, Romney’s conservative Libertarian pick would gain so much traction? How? Why? The #nevertrump has worn out their welcome. They need to either get on the Trump Train or slink away.

    • Bluejay says:

      McMuffin is running as some kind of independent when, in fact, he is a spoiler put up by the GOP establishment. The guy has less than zero chance of winning. One would have to be a fool to vote for him. A vote for McMuffin is a vote for Hillary.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Sweeps: Blue Steel, funny! Coash is no Ben Stiller. The general theory is they use him because he has an acting background and who knows, this could catapault him back into character acting gigs.

  4. Millennial voter says:

    The most effective spokesman the Retain the Repeal people could trot out there would be that Indian “doctor” who swindled Ricketts out of a desperately spent $20,000 to kill someone ASAP in order to show the death penalty isn’t broken in this state. But, like when Ricketts and co. tried to get a refund on the taxpayers’ money, the good doctor was unavailable.

  5. Bluejay says:

    Doesn’t one have to be a resident of the City of Omaha to run for Mayor of Omaha? Fremont guy runs for Mayor of Omaha?

    • bynd says:

      Rumor has it that is another standard set by Ernie. Not a resident of his district. But it could be false.

      Hey Ricky, if you had balls you could be a man. Well maybe just male.

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