Nebraska Trump team expands

Trump & Herbster
Trump & Herbster

National Chairman of the Donald Trump for President Agricultural and Rural Advisory Committee, Charles W. Herbster of Falls City, Nebraska announced today two more Nebraskans on the Trump Ag team’s advisory board:

Nebraska Farm Bureau President, Steve Nelson of Axtell, and former President of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and a past President of the Nebraska Cattlemen Association, J.D. Alexander of Pilger.

Nelson said, “Donald Trump cares about the most important issues – jobs and the economy, and he respects the tremendous role agriculture plays in the well-being of our country. His commitment to reducing regulations, repealing WOTUS, and limiting the over-reach of the EPA and the rest of the federal government is certainly needed. When you look at the candidates, it is clear that Donald Trump is the only candidate who will help our industry thrive.

Steve Nelson
Steve Nelson

Alexander said, “After eight years of the Obama administration, our country desperately needs a new direction and a new voice that cares about agriculture. Donald Trump is a businessman, not a career politician. He will work for increased exports and expand international opportunities that are vital for our industry. It will be a welcome opportunity for agriculture to have a seat at the table.

Herbster is a 5th-generation farmer, Owner of Herbster Angus Farms, and Owner and Chief Executive Officer of the Conklin Company, a company that specializes in agriculture and animal health products, among others.

J.D. Alexander
J.D. Alexander

He has been traversing the country campaigning for Trump and talking about ag policy for a Republican administration.

Herbster said, “Steve and J.D. are two outstanding Nebraska agriculture leaders for our country. I am pleased they are joining me in leading the agricultural advisory committee for Donald Trump who is clearly the only candidate with the best interests of the agricultural community at the heart of his policies.



Unions for Bacon

Endorsements in Congressional and other races usually don’t get noticed until they’re the man-bites-dog type.

Here’s one that you probably didn’t see coming:

The International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers (SMART) Union – Transportation Division endorsed retired Brigadier General Don Bacon today for the 2nd District Congressional race. SMART-TD represents over two thousand members in Nebraska.

State Director Bob Borgeson said, “At this critical time for our nation, it is imperative that we elect proven leaders like Don Bacon.

Bacon noted, “My grandfather was a train engineer and was involved in a near fatal accident. I know firsthand that safety is paramount and this understanding shaped my leadership in the Air Force. When I am elected to Congress, I will work to pass the Safe Freight Act which is essential to protecting the lives of countless people.


I totally would have gotten this through…

New Yorker Bob Kerrey likes to stay in the news here and there, and he has a piece out today in the Daily Beast demanding that the Presidential candidates discuss Social Security reforms.

Kerrey’s point is that both Hillary and Trump are old enough to receive Social Security, but neither really needs it — and so maybe its not as important to them (or, in theory their children or grandchildren).

Kerrey argues that it needs to be addressed, but that neither of these candidates or candidates for Congress will touch this Third Rail, because they know the Oldsters vote more than anyone else.

Kerrey always has some interesting plans (some argue that it was HIM who came up with the Cornhusker Kickback), but there is one other point with him: He was IN Congress when there was a Democrat President, and a Democrat controlled Senate and a Democrat controlled House. And look at all of the Social Security reforms that Kerrey won during those years……….

At this point Kerrey seems to be arguing simply for a discussion of the issue. And that’s fine. But hopefully some of that discussion is peppered with a little more realism of what can get done, or is likely to get done.

Or maybe some sort of suggestion HOW it could get done.
Politically, that is.



ICYMI, Governor Ricketts and Husker anthem-kneeler Michael Rose-Ivey, because of schedule conflicts this week, will put off their McMansion summit until AFTER football season.

Will the point be missed by then? Will other events take precedence?
Who knows.

Of course at that point, basketball season will have started and there is a great chance the whole thing will have reached another level…

Then there was this re-Tweet on Rose-Ivey’s Twitter feed:


Rose-Ivey will hopefully have the opportunity to ask Ricketts if he knows anyone who is a fan of this horrible racist, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker…



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  1. Sparkles says:

    2005 tape just released of Trump sharing his masterful seduction techniques.

    “I’m automatically attracted to beautiful women — I just start kissing them, it’s like a magnet,” Trump told Billy Bush while taping an interview for Access Hollywood. “I don’t even wait. And when you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything.”
    “Grab ’em by the pu**y,” he added. “You can do any of that.”

    “I moved on her like a bi**h, and I could not get there, and she was married. And all the sudden I see her and she’s got the big phony t**s, and she’s totally changed her look.”

    That should play well down on the farm, don’t cha think?

    How did The Atlantic sum up their editorial on Trump again… oh yes –
    “might be the most ostentatiously unqualified major-party candidate in the 227-year history of the American presidency.”

    Indeed an historic time in which we’re living.

    • Anonymous says:

      It is over 11 years old. Who cares? Now is now and if a private conversation picked up by a hot mic causes your outrage, then what do you say about four Americans being killed, one of which was an American ambassador, due a Secretary of State and went on to lie point blank to cover her inconvenienced sorry hide? Never mind the destruction of evidence and lost emails and all the other slights of hand that screw the public over time and time again. Oh my, the vapors, the vapors, Donald Trump had a private conversation that insults women….while Ms Clinton insults all with an IQ higher than their shoe size. Oh…and I’m one of those women who could less about disparaging words being said when his track record of employing women to high salaried positions speaks dull and boring facts without the sex that sells headlines. Sparkles, you took media’s bait.

      • The Grundle King says:

        We all know Hillary is horrible…and she would have most certainly lost this election if not for the wandering idiots nominating someone even worse. Hillary’s marginalization and demeaning of the victims of her husband’s predation is still relevant to this election…so if that’s still relevant, then Trump’s idiotic (and more recent) comments are also relevant.

  2. I wonder how many of the women on advisory committees have been assaulted by Trump in the way he advocated in 2005?

    And I have to say the creepiness is rubbing off on his associates and shills, not thinking of any shills in particular.

    I think I’ll go wash my hands now.

  3. Liberty Rocks says:

    For all those spouting facetious righteousness, I have two names: John F. Kennedy and Bill Clinton. Much has been written about both of them and their disgusting treatment of women. Since the time of King David, powerful and effective leaders have been weak when it comes to the treatment of women. The above comments are only meant to distract from the disaster that is Hillary Clinton. Good luck with that.

    • Just Paying My Taxes Like a Good Little Serf says:

      Well…this tape was released today, roughly four weeks before the election. Folks are fed-up with the “Bill Clinton’s” in politics. I was a Trump supporter (barely) before today. Now I don’t give a fuck who wins…they’re all the same.

  4. Sparkles says:

    John Huntsman Drops The Hammer: LEAVE THE RACE…
    Reince Priebus: ‘Indefensible’…
    Jeb Bush: ‘Reprehensible’…
    Mark Kirk: Trump A ‘Malignant Clown’.

    • Don’t forget Mike Lee, who told him to withdraw. And Jason Chaffetz, who withdrew his endorsement. And Mitt Romney, who issued a pretty scathing denunciation. This is bad enough even establishment Republicans are beginning to realize what they’ve done.

      • The Grundle King says:

        No, they didn’t get what they’d been hoping for. What they’d been hoping for his a Republican electorate with some goddamn brains…and the continued defense of Trump just shows that their wishes have yet to come true.

  5. anon says:

    Kudos to Clinton, there wasn’t much chance of beating her anyway. Dropping this at the right moment. Wonder how long she had it. Handcuffs Trumpy on Billy, war on women. She spent a lot of money and dismantled the DOJ

  6. Sparkles says:

    Sunday night’s debate is a Town Hall style in which the candidates field questions from the audience.

    Word is – the audience will all be wearing red baseball caps. Spelled out in white letters across the cap will be the phrase:
    “Grab Them By The Pu**y”

  7. bynd says:

    The best part of all of this, all these self righteous folks on here who built the system that made Trump. You want to know who is to really blame? Look in a mirror. I do believe it is you folks who are the true foundation of all of this. LOL

      • bynd says:


        By participating in it. And, since you tend to get technical, the better way to phrase it, they help build it.

      • Anonymous says:

        Bynd cut it off, next he will be talking about(Hillary) law, the righteousness is too much already

      • bynd says:

        No offense but anyone who has ever participated in the electoral system help build it. It certainly didn’t evolve on it’s own to this level of dysfunction. And yes, that use to include me.

        Conversely, only the electorate can rebuild it. And that is not going to happen in the foreseeable future. All you need to do is extrapolate from this site what the attitude of the electorate is. And it is not let’s elect someone outside the two party system so we can improve it. Because to vote outside Dem or Repub is a wasted vote to many. How short sighted and naive is that attitude.

        Even the independents think the same way. And they would be the only hope for the drastic change needed.

      • No. I just turned out to vote. I did my civic duty. I voted against Trump in the primary (the Florida primary, where it actually matters). The responsibility is not mine.

  8. Anonymous says:

    What is the position of Trump stumpers Herbster and Heineman on this not-surprising vulgarity of their friend? Heineman has a history of endorsing vulgar candidates with sketchy records with women (Kintner, Bruning). Will these members of the Trump inner circle condone this behavior?

    • Anonymous says:

      We should also expect a statement from Farm Bureau and Steven Nelson, Cattlemen and Alexander, Soybean Growers and Steve Wellman, and CSG and McCoy? They want to stand close to catch Trump’s table scraps, do they also support his disgusting view of how to treat women?

  9. Ricky says:

    If there were any doubts about the character of McCoy and Heineman they are gone.
    Both are deplorable for supporting Trump.
    And who is this Herbster character? Doesn’t he live in Kansas?
    Why does he throw his money down the toilet giving jobs to Heineman and McCoy?
    And what about the Ricketts family? Mommy and Daddy Ricketts gave a million to Trump.
    And Governor Ricketts endorsed Trump. Wouldn’t you think Mommy Ricketts would be ashamed of a guy like Trump who grabs women by the you know what?
    Is being a good Republican mean you can defend anything a guy like Trump does?
    Disgraceful, Hal and Ricketts and Heineman and McCoy.


    • bynd says:


      No matter how bad Trump gets, HRC is worse. So, how do you defend supporting her?

      7 out of ten men have used porn. Real porn not your Kintner kind that you claim was porn but wasn’t. So 7 out ten guys on here have more than likely at least thought along the same lines as what Trump said. And there is no greater disrespect to women than porn. Shall we have lie detector for all those running for office, and those judging Trump, to see who has used porn? I would bet good money you are one of the 7 as libs have very little moral guidance. As in, no harm no foul and they declare what harm is.

      Pete Ricketts, one of the most popular govs in the US. Jean Stothert, 60% approval rating. Ricky Fulton: world 2, Ricky zilch. Hang in their Ricky, the Repubs are going to need all the votes you are getting for them.

      • bynd: what a load of ballocks. I look at porn. I don’t grab unknown women by the pussy, or lech over my daughters, or stalk married women. That’s because once I had a blinding revelation — porn isn’t real. I’m sure this will be a disappointment to you, but the X-man aren’t real either.

        You’re trying to defend him by dragging the rest of the human race down to his gutter level. Sorry, ain’t getting dragged.

      • Anonymous says:

        Anyone capable of breathing with their mouth closed is a constant reminder to bynd of his own inability to process a coherent thought. To morally equate private consensual behavior of private citizens in their own home with the public advocacy of using status to force sexual contact on women by a man seeking the trust of the American people to lead the free world defies any standard of reason–even in politics.

        Just because someone has violated traffic laws and parked left of center on their street doesn’t mean they cannot recognize DUI is wrong and ask for appropriate consequences for the offender. The logical extension of your verbal diarrhea is astounding.

        And save the “private conversation” spin. He is on a bus with entertainment reporters on the way to do an interview with mics and cameras all around. If Trump had an expectation of privacy he is as stupid as bynd’s buddy Kintner was jacking off over Skype on a hotel network on a publicly owned computer and thinking it was private.

        If you refuse to acknowledge bragging about forcible sexual contact is a character issue, surely you acknowledge that bragging about it on the Access Hollywood bus shows a serious lack of judgement.

      • repenting lawyer says:

        Bynd, using the traditional moral compass, porn was a gateway to sin, usually self abuse. It is no compliment to Kintner that he skipped the gateway and went straight to sin. Hard to view .gay or lesbian sexuality as sinful under your approach, you old liberal. Maybe you have learned that Onan violated the Leverite, but that was not the view of the traditional compass. Guess I will stick with Modern theology and belief that learning did not end with Scripture, but is a gift of the Holy Spirit.

      • bynd says:

        RFLMBO. Sounds like a bunch of guilty men. GH, science will tell you, porn is disrespectful to women. Porn abuses women. Porn has a place in sex slavery. You sound like Trump justifying bad behavior.

        Anonymous: Once again, your moral outrage is off the mark. I defended no one. I pointed out that many who condemn such behavior participate in it themselves. So in your world, if a guy beats a woman in private that’s OK. Disrespect is disrespect in private or in public. The attitude is still there. How could anyone in good conscience defend such actions no matter where they occur. My diarrhea, your bile. Not to mention a self righteous arrogant ass who, by your own writings, condones the disrespecting and abuse of women if done in private.

        RL: I have no idea what you said.

        Ironically, anytime you being up the statistics, men get defensive and turn irrational. You guys are perfect examples. Take your faux outrage with your hidden misogynous attitudes to some one else, you obviously don’t understand what true abuse and disrespect of a woman is.

      • repenting lawyer says:

        Bynd, if you did not understand what I said you might give up your role as teacher of ethics to others. I endorse the modern liberal view that the evil of porn is both in its degradation of women and the attitudes toward them it encourages. A view developed by a law prof named McKinnon, the very model of a lefty law prof. Can be difficult to fit her views into 1st Amendment, but her views have been influential in modern PC codes in higher education.
        No one who believes in the Fall is ever shocked by statistics on human weakness.

      • bynd says:

        RL: thanks. sometimes you have to dumb it down for me. I do not take such things as right or left. They are wrong. And what I see is the reaction that never cease to amaze. And those who think that some how, what they do/did is not as bad as Trump are the most dangerous fools. It isn’t about degree, it is about do you or don’t you. And even in the secular world, psychological cheating can be as devastating as physical. In the end, a man’s opinion is not relevant, and I have spent my time learning the woman’s point of view. That’s why these guys are clueless.

      • No. I just turned out to vote. I did my civic duty. I voted against Trump in the primary (the Florida primary, where it actually matters). The responsibility is not mine.

      • Bynd: you don’t know crap about porn. Not all of it (and none that I look at) abuses women. None of the women I know who do porn are involved in sex slavery. They’re making a living, and their principal problem is moralistic gits like you.

      • Anonymous says:

        Developmentally children can understand moral complexity and ambiguity by around 10 years of age. Bynd’s inability to comprehend the world as anything other than binary absolutes clearly puts him mentally at about an 8 year old. Which seems to fit. So pretty much anybody who can write their name in big-kid cursive intimidates the crap of you.

        I suggest you read carefully and reflect before responding. While stimulus-response has been a successful survival strategy for amoebas, it takes a few more neurons firing to live in modern society. You don’t even know what point you are advocating anymore.

  10. Gerard Harbison says:

    Sweeper, you need to now push for a resolution of disapproval of Deb Fischer by the Nebraska Republican Party. After all,you loved the resolution against Sasse.

  11. Gerard Harbison says:

    More breaking: Pete Ricketts has also now withdrawn his support. Too late, Pete. You already own him.

    If there’s any consolation in this mess (other than saying I told you so) it’s that boorish misogyny doesn’t sell in Nebraska.

    • Bob Loblaw says:

      They can go ahead and disavow now. I won’t forget who was there fighting him from the beginning. Senator Sasse was one of the only few to see the writing on the wall clear back to the beginning. The others went with which way the wind was blowing and supported a liberal, misogynistic, big spending, pro choice liberal because he conviniently decided a couple years ago to become a republican. All the evangelicals who sold their souls to the devil and supported Trump will have to answer for their sins. Sasse is the one who led the #Nevertrump Movement from day one. I’m proud to have him as our senator.

  12. Brian T. Osborn says:

    I love to say this! I told you so!
    Every single one of you that crawled into the cesspool with Orange the Clown will stink of his fetid aroma from now until the day you die, and deservedly so.

  13. Anonymous says:

    And the best is yet to come. Trump is not done opening is big, dumb yap for us all to hear his latest thoughts. How much worse can it get? We are, all of us, afraid to know, but we are going to find out.

    Oh by the way 1) #neversasse, he’ll never, never, ever be President and 2) Pete Ricketts. How does it feel to be Dumb and Dumber? Is this the best Nebraska can do for itself as governor? We ought to be forced to merge with an adjacent state. We clearly don’t know what we’re doing.

  14. bynd says:

    GH: Never pegged you as a BSr. But I have to change that opinion a little. I’m not dragging anyone down any where. The world, civilization, whatever you want to call it, is already there.

    I spent my time down holes so dark you don’t even know they exist. And I have heard your lines ten thousand times, from ten thousand remorseful and arrogant men. (RL, that’s hyperbole)

    I learned the truth through experience, study and interaction with victims. I did my penance.

    I could care less whether or not you use porn. But the point is, unless you are producing it, you have no idea of the reach of the tentacles from the porn you watch. But whatever makes you feel better. Do real men use porn? Check out the DVD, Someone’s Daughter. It is a great piece of wisdom.

  15. bynd says:

    GH: Bull shiter. Never said the folks weren’t nice. Like I asked, do the research. The only idiot is the one who refuses to see or even seek.

  16. Anonymous says:

    Trump’s big mouth got him this time. He is dead meat for sure. Where have we heard that before? Oh yea, from the guys who said his hands are too small. Well, which is it?

    Remember that guy on Leno who made fun of “Special Olympic” retarded people. How did he do in his following election? And not too surprisingly, Clinton’s rape victims are still happy with Trump. So is Ralph Reed. Christian evangelist? That’s odd. No matter. I am sure Trump is dead meat this time.

    And yet, Political Correctness most blinds those closest to politics. And the more you like big government, the more political you are. Bloggers here we may suppose are into politics. And yet those voters farthest from politics are just waking up. We shall soon see how this pans out. But sure, he’s dead meat this time.

  17. Mean Jean says:

    I still support Trump because …. Supreme Court… Bill and errr I am a Republican and will need the GOP and their money if I am to win re-election as Omaha Mayor.

  18. see says:

    We choose between a business man who brags about desiring sex with women, and a political woman who helps her husband perhaps rape women but for sure aides him in using women for sex at work at taxpayer expense. She is putting him back into the White House; she who numbly let her federal employees be murdered and put mountains of top secrets in her closet as if a Hollywood image of a stereotypical scatterbrained woman.

    There are woman in both parties who aren’t at all dangerously goofy like Hillary, just as there are Black men in both parties who aren’t the waffling panty waste Obama is, and of course as there are chief executives in business who aren’t as blunt and vulgar as Trump. But we are at this crossroads today because we have tried un-blunt and un-vulgar leaders and that got us what we have today. A sick weakened America. The establishment is “read my lips” Bushes and “definition of what ‘it’ is” Clintons. This election season has been about voters wanting to end that.

    Nonpartisans are harder to read. But this we know: Clinton Democrats are directly playing on GOP Establishment’s penchant for cannibalism. Much of that comes with the party package.

    Democrats (ethical relativists) tend to excuse every sin by other Democrats in pursuit of power despite the great differences between them. If Dems have 1% in common with Democrats they otherwise detest, they vote Democrat. Their goal is, after all, federal control at the cost of individual freedom. Differences don’t matter because they want the federal to equalize all by force. Dems actually think freedom comes from government power not people. This is quite dangerously stupid.

    Republicans (moral absolutists) tend to attack any Republican who has only 99% in common with them. Their goal is, after all, to create less federal control, less power, except in punishing moral sins as crimes. To that end, they’d rather have Hillary kill more ambassadors and continue the reduction of America, than hand power to any bluntly sexual Republican. They demand the façade of dignity more than actual ability. And while they know all freedom is individual, they yet demand all individuals be subject to one size fits all federal morality crimes. That too is dangerously stupid.

    We shall soon see what nonpartisan voters think. But to read the “unbiased” news, Trump is toast. He certainly seems to have done it this time. Surely he is dead meat. We heard that a dozen times from every pundit, politician and Pope. Maybe he’s toast this time. Maybe not. But until the Fat Lady sings her last note on Election Day, we are betting Donald Trump will refuse to call her “big boned”.

  19. GOP PARTY BOSS says:

    All that matters in this election is the Supreme Court, tax reform, and immigration reform.

    I and my people, still stand with Trump (the broken man that he is, notwithstanding).

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