Kintner gives a “maybe”

KLIN's Coby Mach & Karl Rove
KLIN’s Coby Mach & Karl Rove

State Senator Bill Kintner was on the Drive Time Lincoln show on KLIN with Coby Mach yesterday and talked about what his plans are after he receives the letter from the Legislature’s Executive Board regarding their request (demand?) that he resign.

Hear it here:

Interestingly, Kintner says — three times — that he hasn’t made up his mind on what he will do, and wants to read the Executive Board’s letter.


Unknown. But it is certainly interesting that the Board decided to send him this letter and he in turn has expressed a willingness to “listen”. It would almost seem as if there was an understanding from each side that things were still in motion.

Of course, if they are, Senator Colby Coash is out of the loop as he simply stated that it was no use trying again with Kintner.

As noted here before, if Kintner does resign sometime before the 9th, it would mean his seat would go on the ballot, but purely to write-in candidates. If after, it’s the Governor’s appointee.

The fact that Kintner would not give a definitive “no I won’t resign” when asked, with the Board sending a letter containing nothing new, makes it a head scratcher.

If he DOES quit, I’m betting on 7pm Saturday…


Ice wagons and yard signs

The WJS today has a story about the Trump campaign’s staffing since he secured the nomination. The gist is that while the Clinton camp is doing the usual ground game, Trump has nearly ignored it in many states — for instance still getting County Chairs in the swing state of Iowa.

But interestingly enough, Trump may also be winning Iowa — or it seems it will be close, at a minimum.

Of all the things people don’t like about Trump and the way this campaign has gone, in the end it could shed some light on a new way of using campaign resources, while still being effective. On the one hand, campaigners may look at how important a ground game is in someplace like Virginia.

But they may also look at how to spend valuable resources on areas they think they can eke out — or choose to spend in other ways.

Of course Presidential campaigns are much different than down-ballot races, and no one would suggest going door-to-door in a city council race is outdated. But if Trump has any success, candidates are likely to take a look at what should be updated in a system that has had a certain mindset for a long time.

Of course, if he gets demolished, it will simply be, “told ya so”.

Be sure to whack a kid on the shoulder and let them know what they are witnessing this season.

First time EVAH

Republican 2nd District Congressional candidate, Retired Brigadier General Bacon, received endorsement of Nebraska State Troopers Association this past weekend.

These endorsements are nice, but what makes this one unusual is that this is the first time the Association has ever endorsed a federal candidate.

They said Bacon has, “dedicated his life to serving the citizens of the United States, much like members of our organization have, so there’s definitely a kindred spirit there. We think he can do good things in DC so we want to step forward and endorse him.

Not a bad pick-up.


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  1. Matt says:

    Maybe Kintner planned on quitting a long time ago but figured he may as well make somebody like Clash look like an idiot on his way out …just for the he’ll of it. Seems like something he would do…

  2. anon says:

    Isn’t the Nebraska State Troopers Association the group that constantly calls asking for donations for their benefit fund? I’ve heard that their fund raising is basically a scam. As little as 10% of donations actually are used for charitable purposes and the rest is skimmed off and diverted.

    If they’re endorsing Bacon, I’m supporting Ashford.

    • anon says:

      NSTA isn’t “Law Enforcement.” It’s a self serving group. Their only purpose is to scam the public using a fake charity for cover. They border on being a criminal organization.

  3. Anonymous says:

    I don’t know Kintner. But considering that Kate Witek and Chuck Hagel and other beloved “darlings” of the Republican Party’s elite establishment have proved to be total anti-GOP wanks, Based on their Kindergarten-level feelings being hurt, I must assume Kintner is a Bill Clinton toughing it out with an eye to becoming a local Brad Ashford turncoat. He’s getting press.

    • Anonymous says:

      Kintner MUST resign as a consequence for insolence and poor personal judgement. No one will work with him in the Unicameral.

      • Sparkles says:

        Kintner should not resign.

        This is his 2nd term as State Senator.
        Throughout his first term, God knows he did everything humanly possible to fully demonstrate to his constituents, and anyone willing to bear witness, that Bill Kintner’s belt doesn’t go through all the loops.

        The folks of Papillion and Cass County proved derelict in their duty as citizens when re-electing him to a second term. They should be required to ride it out and endure the humiliation.
        If they’re dumb enough to elect him to a second term they deserve no voice in the legislature.

        What was it a famous President once said –
        “There’s an old saying in Tennessee — I know it’s in Texas, probably in Tennessee — that says, fool me once, shame on… shame on you. Fool me…. you can’t get fooled again.”

  4. First Letter of Kenny to Leavenworth says:

    I thought God told Bill to continue to serve out his term. Now, he is considering going against God’s will. How dare he! God has a plan for the Senator – let it play out. Perhaps allowing cigar smoking in the confessional.

    • Anonymous says:

      Confessional? Kinter’s Christianity has nothing to do with Papist practice. Confession rightly practiced incorporates personal accountability into penance & conversion. Not seeing any overt signs of that here.


    I heard this morning from a solid source that the votes ARE NOT there to impeach Kintner; and it seems highly unlikely that he will resign. LOL!

    • Anonymous says:

      The Unicameral and its Executive Committee are both jokes if they can’t meaningfully discipline their own. So the voters will have to step up and exercise their collective management & leadership functions.

  6. Sparkles says:

    Donald Trump is not only an abject moron, but apparently there is no one in his organization that knows anything, about anything. Also apparently absent from Team Trump is anyone with the rudimentary critical thinking skills necessary to ascertain even the most mundane bits of information.
    Last night the Republican party’s nominee for POTUS stood before 10,000 people and a national teevee audience and bellowed out about HRC’s emails –
    “In a very expensive fashion, (HRC) used chemicals so that nobody will ever be able to see them. (emails)”

    HRC used ‘chemicals’ to wipe out data on what remains fully functional electronic drives.
    Does such a claim pass the smell test with today’s marginally computer literate 6th grader?
    When someone utters such a bizarre notion in conversation, does no one at the table say… ‘but wait, that can’t be right’.

    It’s called Bleach BIt.. you colossal dumbass!
    Your ‘very expensive, highly complicated chemical process’ is a simple little privacy protection software program that’s been around for years – and it’s FREE!
    FREE to anyone who wants to download it. A simple type of utility of which everyone who uses, shares, passes on or throws away a computer should be aware.

    But no one in Trump’s ratpack cabal of Oval Office wannabe’s had even a clue?

    Also –
    Why was Trump in Washington state anyway? It’s a state Nate Silver gives Trump a 3.6% chance of winning? Three point six.
    Trump stands the same chance of winning Washington state as HRC does winning NE’s 3rd.

    Team Trump, Brietbart’s Bannon and Fox’s former Ailes are in Washington state for future TeeVee share.

    The Republican party is being used, by a witless buffoon and a pair of grifters. Being used for personal enrichment. (then again.. can’t actually say that’s a new phenomenon)

    And the NEGOP stands in applause, pants at their knees, Gadsden flags aloft.

  7. Sanity Clause says:

    Whenever Obama is mentioned as a possibly abused youth, based on Obama’s own writings, those comments are quickly removed by the blog owner. Normally, we’d agree. However, protecting a child is one thing. But denying fullest discussion of a sitting or a potential POTUS is another. The doubts that some have about Trump’s brashness are as potentially valid as those who doubt Hillary’s neurological behaviors even apart from their policy stances.

    For the record, Barack Obama published two poems in the Spring 1982 issue of Occidental’s literary magazine Feast. One, see below, is entitled “Pop.” In case you aren’t aware of Obama’s childhood black Hawaiian associate of Obama’s white grandfather, Mr. Frank Marshall Davis, Obama mentions Davis several times in his book “Dreams from My Father”, 1995, as someone who influenced Obama’s political and racial views. Moreover, it is difficult to not to view Obama’s poetry as autobiographical. For Barack Obama is intensely autobiographical to a point many would deem grandiose. After all, he wrote his first autobiography before he ran for any office, having only been a community organizer, and he then wrote a second autobiography, “Audacity of Hope”, 2006, during his first Senate term. His topic is himself.

    If you can read his following poem, “Pop” and not feel sadness for what likely was his youth, you are heartless. But to suppress this for sake of his image, with his finger on a federal trigger that has already taken lives, is irresponsible in a political blog. And so one last try at getting this out there.

    Sitting in his seat, a seat broad and broken
    In, sprinkled with ashes,
    Pop switches channels, takes another
    Shot of Seagrams, neat, and asks
    What to do with me, a green young man
    Who fails to consider the
    Flim and flam of the world, since
    Things have been easy for me;
    I stare hard at his face, a stare
    That deflects off his brow;
    I’m sure he’s unaware of his
    Dark, watery eyes, that
    Glance in different directions,
    And his slow, unwelcome twitches,
    Fail to pass.
    I listen, nod,
    Listen, open, till I cling to his pale,
    Beige T-shirt, yelling,
    Yelling in his ears, that hang
    With heavy lobes, but he’s still telling
    His joke, so I ask why
    He’s so unhappy, to which he replies . . .
    But I don’t care anymore, cause
    He took too damn long, and from
    Under my seat, I pull out the
    Mirror I’ve been saving; I’m laughing,
    Laughing loud, the blood rushing from his face
    To mine, as he grows small,
    A spot in my brain, something
    That may be squeezed out, like a
    Watermelon seed between
    Two fingers.
    Pop takes another shot, neat,
    Points out the same amber
    Stain on his shorts that I’ve got on mine and
    Makes me smell his smell, coming
    From me; he switches channels, recites an old poem
    He wrote before his mother died,
    Stands, shouts, and asks
    For a hug, as I shrink, my
    Arms barely reaching around
    His thick, oily neck, and his broad back; ’cause
    I see my face, framed within
    Pop’s black-framed glasses
    And know he’s laughing too.

    — Barack Obama

    • Sparkles says:

      Barack Obama also wrote a third book, published in November of 2010, titled; Of Thee I Sing: A Letter To My Daughters.
      All proceeds from the book going to the Fisher House Foundation for scholarships for children of fallen and disabled soldiers.
      It’s a book about the people and events that have shaped America. Amazon describes the book:
      “From the artistry of Georgia O’Keeffe, to the courage of Jackie Robinson, to the patriotism of George Washington, President Obama sees the traits of these heroes within his own children, and within all of America’s children.”

      Before becoming President Barack Obama’s writing skill made him a rich man. It is expected that upon leaving office his Presidential memoir will fetch an unprecedented $20 million.

      It should probably be noted – Donald Trump doesn’t read books. He openly admits it.
      Of course, with the exception of Two Corinthians.

  8. ricky says:

    Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert will probably pay for her endorsement of Donald Trump for President when she runs for re-election next year. Who in their right mind would support Trump?
    I think Stothert and Aimee Melton and Ricketts read from the Republican playbook when they decide how to act. All three are more beholden to the GOP than they are their constituents.
    Otherwise they would not support return of the death penalty to Nebraska or support the loser Trump.
    Here is hoping Melton and Stothert get shown the door next year.

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