Banking votes

As Tweeted out by the Douglas and Sarpy County Election Commissars, today is the first day early voting ballots will be mailed to voters — upon their request — for the 2016 Statewide Presidential General Election.

42,000 ballots will be mailed to Douglas County voters today.


13,000 in Sarpy County.


Ballots will be mailed each weekday as additional requests from voters are received.

These are the bankable votes, friends.
They are often the difference makers.

From the Douglas Co. EC:

If voters wish to receive an early voting ballot by mail, a written request accompanied by the voter’s signature must be received by the Douglas County Election Commission by Friday, October 28, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. 

An application for an early voting ballot may be printed from the Election Commission website,, or a voter may send a written request for an early voting ballot, including his or her name, date of birth, phone number and/or email address, registered address, address where he or she wants the ballot mailed, and his or her signature. 

Requests may be mailed or delivered to 225 North 115th Street, Omaha, NE 68154, faxed to (402) 444-4181, or a picture of the completed form may be emailed to  Early voting ballots may not be requested by telephone. 

Early voting at the Election Commission begins Tuesday, October 11, 2016 and is available during business hours (8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.) through Monday, November 7, 2016.

Voters with questions about voting in the upcoming election may visit the Douglas County Election Commission website at or call (402) 444-VOTE (8683).


Campaigning at great heights

Today the OWH looks at the District 31 Legislative.

Prior to the May primary, the Southwest Omaha district was considered relatively safe territory for incumbent Democrat Rick Kolowski.

Then, as voters took a look at Kolowski’s record in the Legislature, they shocked the district with a 50-41% victory for newcomer Ian Swanson’s shoe-leather campaign victory.

Swanson was on The Wheels Down Politics Show podcast a year ago to discuss his background and philosophy on government, including the gas tax, death penalty and Charter Schools. And he also discusses his involvement in the Miss America pageant.

Hear it here.


The Guide

Nebraska Right to Life has their 2016 Voter Guide up. See it here.

This document is a reference guide for many voters.
For instance, Don Bacon gets NRtL’s endorsement.
With regard to Brad Ashford they note:

“Brad Ashford (DNR) Has a 100% rating from Planned Parenthood Action Fund and 100% rating from NARAL Pro-Choice America.
Has a 0% rating from National Right to Life.”

How much will something like that sting Ashford, or other candidates?
We will know better in 35 days or so…


stothert-signs01On the move

We have been alerted that Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert’s campaign office is on the move.

You can find it now at 440 Regency Parkway, Ste 132.

We will alert you when the official announcement will be coming.


All the fits that print the news

If you missed it over the weekend a very interesting story in the New York Times (not to be confused with your York News Times…) about the conservative media’s consternation and battles over the Republican nominees this primary and general election season.

They discuss the battles between Ann Coulter, Erick Erickson, Rush Limbaugh George Will, Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham and Jonah Goldberg, among others.

An inside peek at the campaigns and influence peddling among the writers and talkers in the media.

Of course, always remember that it’s the NYT, so a slant is expected. For instance, not everyone is an Ann Coulter fan. That being said, you wouldn’t expect a somewhat scholarly piece to call her book a “screed”. And then there’s the title of the article itself that refers to “right-wing” media. If it were the liberals they were talking about, they would just be “media”.

In any case, lots of quotes and looks and a must-read for the political junkie in you.


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  1. Schnoor Is a Kintner Enabler says:

    Look at all the public statements of Senator Schnoor defending Kintner, defending him for “skyping” with complete strangers in foreign countries. I think the christian community of Fremont should be appauled that Schnoor thinks this behavior is acceptable.

    • bynd says:

      I did go look. You couldn’t be more off the mark. In fact, Schnoor always condemns Kintner’s actions. What ax do you have to grind to make such blatant lies about Schnoor?

      I think that Christians anywhere should be embarrassed by anyone who can’t spell “appalled” when acting as speaker for Christians. But I’m sure you can show where you were elected to such a speaker’s positions.

      • Sparkles says:

        Aug 29, Lincoln Journal Star –
        “Sens. Dave Bloomfield of Hoskins and David Schnoor of Scribner said their colleagues should react cautiously to the scandal to avoid harming the Legislature as an institution or treating Kintner unfairly..
        ..While he disagrees with what Kintner did, Schnoor said, “He was set up, and he was framed, and he was blackmailed.”

        To Schnoor, his BFF Bill was just an innocent victim who fell prey to the charms an alluring internet vixen and her seductive, broken english, pleas.
        Why, any man surely would have done the same – firing up the web cam and dropping trou… no?

  2. Sparkles says:

    New York’s Attorney General just ordered the Trump Foundation to stop raising money.

    The Trump Foundation — the Donald’s personal charitable foundation, which has reportedly operated illegally and for personal gain — has been issued a cease-and-desist order by the New York attorney general’s office.

  3. Anonymous says:

    We remember a time when you offered sober facts instead of acidic name calling.

    Your sarcastic attack on veterans too is unappreciated. Unless you replicate our scars on your own body, we suggest you find other ways to make your snarky points.

  4. Sparkles says:

    Clearly GH can speak for himself, but in case you missed it amid the endless onslaught of Forrest Trump depravities –

    Sept 16, 2015 –
    “Trump duped or worse in fundraiser speech to fake veterans group”

    Check it out.
    Donald “Spurs” Trump is a imbecilic con man.

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