Republican 2nd District Congressional candidate, retired Brigadier General Don Bacon has a new ad up. See it here:

“Partisan politics and political attack ads don’t mean much to me, because I’ve seen the real threats our nation faces at home and abroad.”

That’s an effective statement.

The numbers in the district reportedly show that when voters learn about Don Bacon and his background, he is the resounding choice over his Democrat challenger.



By the way, the upcoming debates for #NE02 are as follows:

Tuesday, October 11th at 6PM:
Live on KMTV and Omaha.com

Friday, October 14th at 12PM:
Omaha Press Club
Hosted by the LWV of Greater Omaha

Wednesday, October 19th at 11AM:
Omaha Community Playhouse
Hosted by KETV & Omaha Chamber of Commerce


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Today Ernie Chambers issued a 16 page “Erniegram” to his fellow state Senators.

Once again it was on State of Nebraska stationery. One would assume he used state issued glue, tape and pencils for the pictures he drew and articles he added to the “document”.

In it, Chambers takes many a paragraph trying to defend his making fun of Senator Bill Kinter’s wife so that he, Chambers, can score political points.

To quoth The Bard, (as Chambers is wont to do), the Senator “doth protest too much, methinks.”

Chambers does quote himself when he says, Kinter’s “not free to masturbate on the Taxpayers’ dime.

Not sure that Kintner was ever on the Nebraska clock in his Massachusetts hotel room.

But Chambers is.
One wonders when he’s going to finish.


“I don’t wanna wait…”

The Hillary Clinton camp apparently has found the one person who will get millennials out of the basement and into the voting booth:

Al Gore.

So Nebraska’s Junior Senator let the Twitter know his feelings on the subject of the Lockbox Keeper:


The only Q we might have for the Senator is…”bring back”?




Leavenworth St. – the talk of Nebraska politics can be found on the Twitter @LeavenworthSt and on The Facebook at Leavenworth St.


  1. Oracle says:

    …because I’ve seen the real threats our nation faces at home and abroad.

    Yeah, maybe effective for those whose “fear level” is stuck at 100.

    • bynd says:

      When the Repubs say it, it is fear. When such as Oracle say it, it is an abundance of caution. Do you disable the airbags in your vehicle? What are you afraid of?

      Certainly you are not afraid of Trump.

      • Sparkles says:

        2 hours ago – October 6, 2016, Fortune –
        “Why Conservatives Should Fear a Trump Federal Reserve”

        October 5, 2016, USA Today –
        “Polls: French fear Trump, 86% want Clinton to win”

        October 04, 2016, The Hill –
        “Stock market’s fear of Trump could be final nail in his coffin”

        October 3, 2016, Time –
        “Donald Trump Is an Economic Birther Too—And That’s Even Scarier”

        October 1, 2106, Politico –
        “U.S. Diplomats fear Trump will unleash cronies as Ambassadors”
        Will he just appoint a buddy to schmooze with the Kremlin?

        Sept 23, 2016, Chicago Tribune –
        “Poll: Majority of Americans fear Trump presidency”

        Sept 23, 2016, Post Bulletin –
        “Republican security experts fear a Trump presidency”

        Aug 8, 2016, Los Angeles Times –
        “Top GOP security advisors warn Trump is ‘dangerous'”

        Aug 6, 2016, The Hill –
        “Nuke fears grow over Trump”

        April 28, 2016, The Guardian –
        “President Trump fills world leaders with fear: ‘It’s gone from funny to really scary‘”

        April 21, 2016, Politico –
        “Trump terrifies world leaders”

      • Oracle says:

        Right, Sparkles. Fear of Trump is based on reality and history. Fear of amorphous scary things very far away is much higher for most Rs than reality supports,

      • Sparkles says:

        Fear mongering is all most on the right have remaining in their tool kit.
        Climate change denialist Don Bacon is stellar example. His is a campaign of shop worn platitudes, mixed with a bit of fear mongering and topped off with a dollop of nativism.
        Most on the right have abandoned even the pretense of delivering for their constituents pragmatic, thoughtful governance. Their campaigns and commercials are free of novel ideas, enhanced policy prescriptions or roadmaps leading to better solutions.
        They choose instead to regurgitate the proven failures of decades past – lower taxes for the wealthy and less regulation of the powerful.

        Of course they get away with this malfeasance, because that’s what their base is buying.
        The sad truth is – far too many Americans have abdicated the basic civic duty of being an informed citizen.

      • bynd says:

        Fear mongering is a statement used by those of juvenile minds who have no better argument than to project on to others their problems after posting umpteen lines of fear mongering.

        Fear of Trump is fear mongering by those who are the most scared of all. Little children who hide in the dark shivering in their underwear looking for a safe zone from the mean cruel world.

        Mommy, mommy the trump monster is under my bed. LOL

        I guarantee that who ever gets elected, the sun will come up the next day and continue to do so. But hold your mommy’s skirt if you must or suck your thumb. Neither changes anything.

  2. Anonymous says:


    Typo in the 2nd word of this sentence, the caption to the Bacon photo: “Partisan poliitcs and political attack ads don’t mean much to me, because I’ve seen the real threats our nation faces at home and abroad.”

  3. Fig says:

    A few bloggers here are having so much sticky left-handed loathe-the-military hippy hate sex, they need to be hosed down and pried apart. They intuitively sense their “Brad” is a small nail without a head.

    Fear mongering, they say. That, from people who fear to call a military general “General” because they know the federal government’s main job is military defense, that the House of Representatives holds all the purse strings, and General Bacon will be the most senior military expert in the House on day one.

    Whereas lawyer Terry had to work years to rise to become a minor bigwig on a House banking committee, Bacon will enter the House with more influence than Terry had when he left Congress, both eclipsing the smaller influence Ashford has in Congress today. Indeed Brad’s use to Democrats amounts to him being the designated jackass from mostly Republican Nebraska. DC Dems wasted a small a fortune in the NE GOP primary. That was all about stopping Bacon. It wasn’t because they value GOP turncoat Ashford, who is as popular among DC Democrats as Benedict Arnold was in London after he turned.

    Democrat leaders don’t give a fig about Brad. They are terrified of General Bacon’s future impact on House leadership. And that has Brad’s local ass-boys here in this blog so nervous they are tugging on each other’s ear lobes. Get a room ladies. This is Nebraska. We don’t have hate sex. We have hate football.

    • repenting lawyer says:

      Fig says, you may be right that the General Bacon is the more competent candidate, but the idea that he will awe senior members of the House is silly. When DoDand its parts show uo on the Hill one stars carry the brief cases. These folks have made important decisions on the military weapon systems and budgets for years and K street has a deep bench of stars.

  4. Sparkles says:

    (CNN) – President Barack Obama’s approval rating stands at 55% in a new CNN/ORC poll, the highest mark of his second term, and matching his best at any time since his first year in office.
    Among independents, his approval rating stands at 56%.

    • bynd says:


      That would be the CNN whose latest doctored video is the one where the cops words, “gun, gun he’s got a gun” were edited out of the tape before they put it out world wide? But it was just a mistake.

      Wow, 55%, how impressive. You’ve set another low bar and are thrilled it has been met.

  5. Sparkles says:

    Donald Trump met today with union leaders of the Border Patrol.
    He is quoted as saying, the Feds are “letting people pour into the country so they can go vote.”

    Is Donald Trump mentally challenged – does he believe this shite – or is he simply a shameless charlatan unlike any to have ever run for POTUS?

    The Atlantic magazine weighed in on this question a few days ago. Founded in 1857, it endorsed a Presidential candidate for only the 3rd time in history – a snippet:
    “Donald Trump, on the other hand, has no record of public service and no qualifications for public office. His affect is that of an infomercial huckster; he traffics in conspiracy theories and racist invective; he is appallingly sexist; he is erratic, secretive, and xenophobic; he expresses admiration for authoritarian rulers, and evinces authoritarian tendencies himself. He is easily goaded, a poor quality for someone seeking control of America’s nuclear arsenal. He is an enemy of fact-based discourse; he is ignorant of, and indifferent to, the Constitution; he appears not to read.”

    • bynd says:


      But your post had nothing to do with the quote and you didn’t disprove the quote.

      Oh by the way, I’m supporter of Trump, but what exactly have the career politicians done for us lately? But I suppose under your low expectations, this country and the world are doing just hunky dory, yuk yuk.

    • bynd says:

      Sparkles, Well, as a writer for the Inquirer you would be the best. However, when it comes to truth and accuracy, “Barely half of illegal border crossers caught, according to Homeland Security report”.

      You should probably go read the report to get some semblance of fact when you write about the subject next time.

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