Friday Morning Links

Some early links for this Friday morning…

Veterans from Dawson County, Nebraska met with Senator Deb Fischer and Rep. Adrian Smith in Statuary Hall in the U.S. Capitol, on a Hero Flight.



ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith says Nebraska Regent Hal Daub, “needs to be dealt with.


Always keeping it interesting, Donald Trump was up at 3am this morning…Tweeting.

After a few hours of shuteye, he amended that one to this.


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  1. I thought that you’d enjoy some other overnight stuff from the Orange Jeebus

    “Wow, Crooked Hillary was duped and used by my worst Miss U. Hillary floated her as an “angel” without checking her past, which is terrible!

    Note the ‘my worst Miss U.’ He thinks he owns her.

    “Did Crooked Hillary help disgusting (check out sex tape and past) Alicia M become a U.S. citizen so she could use her in the debate?”

    Machado was filmed having sex on a European reality TV show. Other reality shows have done the same. Having sex on video does not make a woman “disgusting”.

    On the other hand. multiple cheating on your wife, and making sexual remarks about your daughter, is definitely disgusting. And creepy.

  2. The Grundle King says:

    Ostensibly, Stephen A. Smith (the worst race-baiter and definitely the most annoying ESPN personality now that Skip Bayless left) doesn’t believe the players can be punished for exercising their 1st Amendment rights…but simultaneously believes that Daub should be punished for exercising his 1st Amendment rights. His hypocrisy is quite expected, and the source of it is well-known.

    • Anonymous says:

      Hal was not exercising his 1st Amendment rights. If he said the players should be kicked off the team, he is a regent (a state actor) advocating punishment for students based on their speech. What he said is not protected speech.

      A cop can’t claim that a threat of state action (arrest) for a clearly legal behavior (say looking at him crosswise) is protected speech. Nor can an NU administrator or regent threaten punishment for protected speech.

      • The Grundle King says:

        “What [Daub] said is not protected speech.”

        Um…yes, it is. He can say whatever he wants. Now, if he actually acted on the words he spoke, and were somehow successful in getting the players kicked off of the team…his ACTIONS could constitute an infringement on the players’ free speech rights. But his speech would still be just that…speech. And still protected by the Constitution.

        You made the case yourself. State ACTION.

        Class dismissed.

  3. Hardly Germainson says:

    Was that Professor Harbison, the impeached serial rapist/cheater ex President sitting next to his own daughter while his official doormat wife smiled at the two? At what point does your wife, Professor, divorce you as an act of minimal human decency and self-respect?

    BTW, even if you are right, a man or a woman who abuses others does so out of power, is something even Democrats grudging or happily respect in “stud” Bill, while Hillary courting the black-eye-victim-wife vote of serial doormats seems a magnificently stupid campaign strategy. Ces’t non?

    However, the above talking to yourself comment is perhaps apt. You were a professor but you now act like you are undergoing therapy. You seem to be in meltdown. But maybe that helps with tenure. You are surrounded by socialist academics so lucky you. Maybe that smell isn’t you on fire. Maybe its the scent of a department chair in the offing. If so, good on you, mate.

  4. Sparkles says:

    Trump is clearly, clinically, unhinged.
    When compared to his miniscule span of attention and pre-pubescent control of his temperament, his tiny little twilight tweeting hands are gargantuan.

    A couple reasons noted for USA Today’s unprecedented non-endorsement of Trump –
    He traffics in prejudice. From the very beginning, Trump has built his campaign on appeals to bigotry and xenophobia..”
    He has coarsened the national dialogue. Did you ever imagine that a presidential candidate would discuss the size of his genitalia during a nationally televised Republican debate? Neither did we. ”
    He’s a serial liar. Although polls show that Clinton is considered less honest and trustworthy than Trump, it’s not even a close contest. Trump is in a league of his own..”

    But it’s clear none of this will deter the Trumpsters.
    They’ve invested a quarter century in their maniacal Clinton Derangement Syndrome. A derangement consistently nurtured and fueled by a hate-for-profit industry. There is nothing Trump can do or say that would diminish the burning hatred these people hold for everything Clinton.
    In fact, one of the few true proclamations to have emanated from a hate filled sermon on the mount by Orange Jeebus, was uttered just across the river, in Sioux Center, Iowa:
    “I could stand in the middle of 5th Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn’t lose voters,”

    There’s your American exceptionalism.

    • I agree. There are good legitimate reasons to oppose Hillary as President. They don’t explain the frothing at the mouth many of her antagonists openly exhibit.

      By the way, he previously said Paris Hilton is one of the 3 sexiest women alive (really?) Why? Because of her sex tape. Apparently sexy is disgusting.

      • Sparkles says:

        And of course with deranged Donald, it’s likely among that list of the three sexiest women alive, he includes his daughter.

        And a Donald tweet:
        “26,000 unreported sexual assaults in the military-only 238 convictions. What did these geniuses expect when they put men & women together?”

      • Sparkles says:

        keep reaching anon
        some day you’ll assemble a coherent thought and maybe even manage to get it on paper before it slips from your tenuous grasp

  5. Sparkles says:

    Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore has been suspended from the bench and removed from office for defiance over same-sex marriage.

    Also – multiple reports of sightings throughout the south of “scary Clowns”.


  6. Sparkles says:

    Speaking of scary Clowns, in an unusual move, Pete Ricketts and Mike Foley have weighed in on the race for Nebraska State Board of Education, endorsing candidate Stephanie Bohlke-Schulte.

    Bohlke-Schulte has said she thinks schools should be able to teach creationism as an alternative theory to evolution.

    • The Grundle King says:

      She said schools should have the option to teach it, and that it should NOT become part of state science standards. It would be up to local school districts to make such a decision. And it’s also not a part of her election platform. Is it so hard to fathom that a person might have beliefs that don’t dictate how they go about their job?

      Let’s not pretend as though she’s trying to beat kids over the head with a Bible.

      But IMO, if parents want their kids to learn creationism, they should either teach their kids themselves, or send them to a faith-based school.

      • bynd says:


        Sparkles could have kept Paul Harvey in the rest of the stories for a long, long time. He seems to have never met a story he couldn’t edit to fit his agenda. Whatever that maybe.

      • Local school districts do NOT have the option of teaching creationism. The Supreme Court has made that quite clear. And of course it would be a huge disservice to the students to substitute a creation myth for over a century of throughly documented science. The Theory of Evolution is the central paradigm that explains all of biology.

        If she’s running for the Board of Education, then her views on education policy damn well are relevant. And since she’s a music teacher, she probably doesn’t know crap about biology anyway.

      • The Grundle King says:

        “And of course it would be a huge disservice to the students to substitute a creation myth for over a century of throughly documented science.”

        And to reiterate, Bohlke-Schulte said she DID NOT believe it should become part of the state science standards. Ostensibly, that would mean that what science our state teaches would remain unchanged. Evolution, along with whatever hypothesis on the birth of the universe is carrying the day, would continue to be taught.

        To borrow a phrase from across the pond, “What are you on about?”

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