Battle of the Airwaves

The NRCC has a new ad out about Brad Ashford. See it here:

As they hammer home this message, it is always jocular to see Ashford run from this position. He somehow amazingly thinks he is a moderate while voting with the Democrats nearly 80% of the time.

This is a sticky message right on Brad’s back.



As the Nebraska Death Penalty debate heats up, an actual debate will take place between supporters on either side this afternoon. At 3:30pm today, state Senators Beau McCoy and Colby Coash will go head to head in Lincoln in the Centennial Room of the University of Nebraska Union 3:30 p.m.

Alas, no TV or interwebs coverage. (Pedestrian traffic only?)

In any case, the anti-DPers — that is those who want to RETAIN the current status, which is that the Death Penalty has been REPEALED — have a new ad out. See it here:

Pretty powerful stuff.

Though lots more questions on this, since she wasn’t on death row. One understands she was under that threat of the death penalty, but the problems of the case weren’t necessarily directly from that. Don’t worry, I get the argument from their side. But one gets there from a circuitous route.

More to come from the other side…


What was that again?

And just because the ballot language is less than crystal clear, let’s let the ever enthusiastic Secretary of State John Gale explain it!

Got it?

Yeah well…

The Pro-DPers have been putting this out:



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  1. DCDP Leaks says:

    Not a good year to be an Establishment Democrat in Douglas County. Crystal Rhodes is the new DCDP chair, establishment candidates Jill Brown and John Synowiecki are about to lose, and Dee Austin, Patty Zieg, and Maureen Monahan’s plan to rig the state convention has been uncovered.

  2. Sparkles says:

    I guess when you’re a candidate devoid of original thought or solutions to address the real needs of your constituents, you hide behind inane, sophomoric attack ads.

    ‘Ewww look, it’s evil Nancy Pelosi, from that fairyland San (ctuary City) Francisco.’
    It’s straight from the Beavis and Butthead guide to getting elected.

    And the Gitmo thing is beyond annoying, just like the ‘ISIS kill list’.
    Ashford, in fact, broke ranks with nearly every democrat to vote with Republicans to keep Gitmo open. What the NRCC won’t tell you is that the 3 votes they cite are all ill-crafted riders put forth by various interests as attachments to the main bill.
    But, let’s say we ignore the fact that it is half-truth, at best, re Ashford’s votes on Gitmo.

    Gitmo has exactly what to do with NE02 constituents?

    And sanctuary cities? Of course it’s a tragedy when someone is killed – by anyone – but here are the facts –
    That’s the number of people released from immigration custody who were later charged with murder over a 4 year span, between 2010 and 2014, according to figures from the Department of Homeland Security. That’s about one one thousandth of a one percent of the total estimated number of unauthorized immigrants in the United States.
    By comparison – 4,866 people drowned to death in the bathtub in 2014 alone.
    Why is team Bacon not demonizing tubby time!?
    Better yet – far more children die in American homes every year when playing with their parents easily accessible guns, an act leading to senseless, unintentional shootings.

    ‘Kill lists’, Gitmo, Nancy Pelosi and Sanctuary Cities.
    Bacon’s is a campaign of crass, wildly amplified fear mongering.

    The people of NE02 should be embarrassed that camp Bacon imagines this approach will resonate.
    And if by chance it does resonate, all Nebraskans should be embarrassed.

  3. Pete says:

    I think Sparkles is finally coming around to the idea that Bacon is going to win the election by several points and is bracing for impact.

  4. ricky says:

    If you read the article by SB Nation, you can see the emails people sent NU President Hank Bounds regarding the Husker football players kneeling during the national anthem. There were a lot of emails, including one of mine, and a LOT of them, like I did, called for Hal Daub’s resignation.
    Good reporting by that guy from S B Nation.
    Daub uses his position to further his right wing agenda, like trying to get the death penalty back to Nebraska and to elect horrible people like Trump, but when college kids try to make themselves heard Daub wants to kick them out of school.
    The last thing anybody like Daub would do is resign from a position of power however; how many elections did he lose before he finally got elected again?
    Good thing is the GOP will bottom out in two weeks.
    Bacon and Stothert will be casualties of Nebraska’s GOP love affair with Trump.


    • Anonymous says:

      Stothert is lowly mayor of Omaha, not a player on the national stage. She does a tolerable job. The only connection between Stothert & Trump is in Ricky’s otherwise empty skull. No connection, doesn’t matter, can’t asserted even by constant restatement. Trump doesn’t know or care about anyone outside Manhattan, not Stothert, not Ricky, not anyone. Fortunately & soon we’ll all be able to forget The Donald every existed.

      I predicted it over a year ago: Clinton would be elected president. The Republicans in Congress will have the pleasure of hosting her Inauguration. That will be a nice break from Trump. After that they can go back to plotting Clinton’s demise. I do hope they reflect mightily on their performance this election cycle. It’s no longer time to just get angry and nominate Il Duce. Its time to actually STOP AND THINK. We’ll see if the so-called, self-described “Makers” can actually bring their dubious business skills to electoral politics. The electorate is waiting….

  5. NDQC says:

    We, the Nebraskans for Drawing and Quartering Convicts, think the name “Nebraskans for the Death Penalty” is too Politically Correct. Those bleeding hearts need to toughen up and say what they mean.

    On the other side of the coin, leftwing killer coddlers keep pushing the term “Death Penalty” because it sounds harsh. We prefer everyone instead use the term “Unalive Penalty”.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Colon Bowel and that famous upper colon, GHWB, and his appendix GWB, are the same as Bill, Hillary and Barack. They are all one big incestuous establishment cluster massage. They are the reason why Bernie and Donald ran. But if you want to sniff that lower Colin, go right ahead.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Trump certainly turned Megyn Kelly into a flaming angry lesbian. We can understand that. She never forgave him for egging her into stupidly defending Rosy O’Donnell as a pinnacle of feminine virtue. Trump drew that stupidity inside Megyn to the surface and made it visible. And it is deeply embarrassing stupidity… rather like the American Bar Association saying its afraid, fearful, shitting its pants in terror, that Trump might sue them. Lawyers afraid of being sued? Oh brother! When PC is tickled, it screws itself.

    • Sparkles says:

      June 1, 2016, feature article in USA Today –
      “Exclusive: Trump’s 3,500 lawsuits unprecedented for a presidential nominee”

      And following is a partial list of people Donald Trump has threatened to sue – since he began his run for POTUS:

      The New York Times
      Trump said he was going to sue the Times for publishing details about his tax returns. Lawyers laughed off the threat, and he never followed up on it.

      If he loses the election and feels he was wronged, Trump has vowed to sue.

      Women who accuse him of sexual assault
      Trump used his address in Gettysburg over the weekend to say that one of his first acts as president will be to sue all of the many women who are accusing him publicly of sexual assault or harassment.

      Ted Cruz
      Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) was not a natural born citizen, Trump argued, and therefore ineligible to run for president. Trump suggested he’d sue to keep him off the ballot.

      The Republican National Committee
      Trump warned officials at the RNC they would be “in default of their pledge” if they didn’t step in and tell Cruz to play nice with him. He also threatened to sue the RNC over delegate allocation in the state, because he’d been outmaneuvered on the ground by opponents.

      Tony Schwartz
      The author of the “Art of the Deal” told the New Yorker Trump is a cretin who shouldn’t get anywhere near the White House. Trump threatened to sue.

      The Washington Post
      At a rally in February, Trump turned to his favorite topic: The media. “If I become president, oh, do they have problems. They’re gonna have such problems,” Trump said of The New York Times, before speaking in more general terms.
      “One of the things I’m gonna do…is I’m gonna open up our libel laws so when they write purposely negative and horrible and false articles, we can sue them and win lots of money. We’re gonna open up those libel laws,” he said. “So that when The New York Times writes a hit piece which is a total disgrace, or when The Washington Post … writes a hit piece, we can sue them and win money,”

      People Magazine
      It was actually Melania Trump who threatened People, but her husband would no doubt be along for the ride.

      An anti-Trump T-Shirt Maker
      Trump sent a cease-and-desist letter to a company producing t-shirts that made fun of Trump.

      A British student nightclub
      This month, a couple of mates put together a poster depicting Trump as a scary joker. He didn’t laugh, and threatened to sue.

      “I’m right now suing Univision for $500 million,” Trump said in July 2015, attacking a Telemundo reporter. He filed the lawsuit after Univision dropped his beauty pageants in response to his remarks about Mexicans being rapists, which Univision said “destroyed the value” of the brand.

      Jose Andres
      He sued the celebrity chef for cutting ties with him in the wake of Trump’s Mexican rapist comments.

      Club For Growth
      The conservative group tried to galvanize the #NeverTrump movement with a million dollars worth of ads against him during the GOP primary. He’ll see you in court, Club For Growth. (Actually, no he won’t.)

      A British Artist
      Ilmore Gore’s sketch of Trump with a tiny penis earned her a different kind of legal threat. He didn’t order a takedown, but rather said he wanted a piece of the action if the artwork sold.

      The Associated Press
      For a story he didn’t like.

      John Kasich
      In a tweet Trump declared: “Watch Kasich squirm — if he is not truthful in his negative ads I will sue him just for fun!”

      Clown show.

  8. Sparkles says:

    And debunking yet more right wing, alternate reality horse$%^& –

    A newly released Gallup poll finds Americans respect for police reaches highest level in 50 years.

      • Sparkles says:

        So you admit Black Lives Matter has been a force for good.

        “To make it clear, I am not anti-police, anti-military, nor anti-America. I love my country deeply and appreciate the freedoms it professes to afford me.”
        – Michael Rose-Ivey

      • anonymous says:

        Let me splain it to you Lucy,

        backlash: An antagonistic reaction to a trend, development, or event:

      • anonymous says:


        Michael Rose-Ivey never said anything about black lives matter.

        “We felt it was our duty to step up and join the chorus of athletes in the NFL, WNBA, college and high school using their platforms to highlight these issues.”

        Nope, nothing about BLM

      • Sparkles says:

        Michael Rose-Ivey never said anything about black lives matter.

        To exactly what is it you imagine Black Lives Matters is attempting to bring awareness?
        And Michael Rose-Ivey?

        And both Black Lives Matter and Michael Rose-Ivey have been successful, likely beyond their wildest dreams.
        For a nation-wide reaction – be it antagonistic or sympathetic – is indeed a reaction. A reaction that marks the beginning of a conversation. A conversation that is being carried out in communities, schools, churches, police stations, government offices and halls of justice throughout America.

        Why is it you imagine Gallup conducted the poll?

  9. anonymous says:


    The old, white, bald guy gets it wrong again.

    According to everyone, but you, what MRI did was present a well thought out and deeply felt defense of his position. But you think it was inaccurate as he didn’t say anything about BLM. Because you know better than MRI who he is standing with. Aren’t you just the bastion of white knowledge of minorities and what they really mean whether they say it not.

    As to Gallup, a little research shows that: Gallup has asked this question nine times since 1965. The latest figures, from Gallup’s Oct. 5-9 annual poll on crime, show Americans’ respect for police increased as the number of on-duty police officers who were shot and killed was on the rise.

    Annual Poll. Wow, what you can learn if you put out a modicum of effort.

    Except for breaking out basic race statistics, they say nothing about your current limited conversation nor do they reference it in why they do it.

    You need to take the black face off. You have no idea. LOL

  10. Sparkles says:

    Hey rocket scientist, apparently you haven’t been paying attention. I’m the one who has always defended MRI’s thoughtful silent protest against the ignorant wails of Hal Daub, Coby Mach and their alt-right red state brethren.
    It is you who doesn’t understand what it is he is protesting.
    Here’s a clue: It’s the same exact thing BLM is protesting.

    • anonymous says:

      The old, white, bald guy falls done and yells, help I can get up! so here’s your help, did MRI condone the actions of BLM no. So, the clue is, where as MRI is thoughtful and still respectful, BLM doesn’t even come close. Plus, MRI didn’t try to burn down the stadium. And I’m pretty sure he said nothing about disbanding the police force. Facts, pesky things!

      • Sparkles says:

        Confused Hater,

        Although there are a few rogues who have tarnished their image, BLM has been largely respectful and thoughtful in the vast majority of their protests.
        It is you who is confused and ignorant of the facts. It is you who has bought into the right wing media (Fox ‘News’, Breitbart, Limbaugh) and alt-right goons distorted narrative that paints BLM as a band of thugs and dangerous radicals.
        Just as the KKK and white separatists painted MLK as a radical.
        Just as Bull Connor and George Wallace portrayed African Americans as sub-human, in need of being segregated from the white community.

        MRI and BLM are both fighting for the same exact cause –
        “It is my hope that in taking a knee, the consciousness of the entire nation will be raised and everyone will be challenged to truly come together and work towards fairness, equality and justice for all.”
        – Michael Rose-Ivey

        Fairness, equality and justice for all.

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