Mob rules

First, ICYMI, Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert has her first TV ad out of the campaign season. See it here:

For you slackers who can’t/won’t watch, here’s the transcript:

 

Since day one, your safety has been my top priority. You expect results.

Chief Schmaderer and I worked together to put more police officers on the street than ever before. And shootings that threaten our community have fallen to the lowest level in a decade.

We are seeing results and we are not done yet.

I am committed to protecting your safety.

I’m Jean Stothert. I’m proud of our progress and excited about our future!

 

The “crime” ad hits the biggest issue that any mayor faces: public safety. More on the ad, and the latest news from that race below.

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The quaking news these days seems to be about whether or not Senator Deb Fischer and NE02 Rep Don Bacon will be having Town Halls during this Congressional break. (Unclear on why not Sasse, Fort and Smith, but nonetheless…)

One can argue about whether or not a Town Hall is even merited when it’s a gang of rabble rousers who seem hell-bent on reliving a vote about a cabinet member.

(Let me go Allen Iverson here: we’re talking about a vote about a CABINET MEMBER. Not a bill. A cabinet member.)

In any case, here are the calm souls that wanted to confront Senator Fischer in Lincoln:

Ah, but they weren’t ALL costumed anarchists. There were a number of seasoned citizens re-living the 60’s as well.

And some seemed a little confused. For instance, when a VERY polite young law-enforcement officer informed the mob that Elvis…er, Senator Fischer…had LEFT the building and that there were business there trying to get on with their day and please move along what did they do?

Here’s the video:

 

 

And that protest to the wall of politician-less building bore a very similar resemblance to this protest:

 

Deb Fischer, in the mean time, pointed out that she does the vast majority of her Town Halls in August. That is the common time for most Members of Congress to do them. In the mean time, they’re meeting and speaking to groups that were scheduled (likely) months ago.

But that’s not good enough for some. For instance the OWH’s Matt Hansen points out ALL the Town Halls that Ben Nelson did before ObamaCare, back in 2009.

Which is nice.

But he didn’t mention the period AFTER the ObamaCare vote in August 2011. (And oh by the way, the pizza shop incident also took place AFTER the ObamaCare vote, in January 2010.)

During the 2011 August recess, then-Senator Mike Johanns did around 20 Town Halls across the state.

Hansen didn’t note how many Nelson did during the 2011 August break:
ZERO.

Which isn’t to say that detractors shouldn’t be allowed to protest, or that they can’t give Members heat for not doing Town Halls right now. You have the right to stand in right in front of the courthouse with a REALLY cool sign made with magic markers and poster board paid for by George Soros, and DEMAND that Donald Trump hear you out in your backyard at NOON this coming Sunday!

Rock on, brother and/or sister.

Oh, and by the way News Media: WHEN Bacon and Fischer and all the others DO the Town Halls demanded, please do count the number of Betsy Rioters who are satisfied with the answers they get and will concede that the elected representative is properly “doing their job.” Take a count, will you? Use any numbering system you’d like.

You’ll probably note you didn’t have to remove your pen cap.

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Along with the latest ad, the Omaha Mayor’s race is moving right along with points and counterpoints and all the like.

Mayor Stothert gave her State of the City last Friday, noting her achievements over the past four years, and presenting her goals for the coming year.

So Heath Mello, not to be outdone, stood in front of the ConAgra sign downtown and gave his “People’s State of the City” address. And no he did NOT don a Chairman Mao outfit to go along with the title of his speech, though it would have been funny.

Instead, Mello proposed a 5th police precinct, just like Mayor Stothert did.
And he proposed police body-cameras, just like Mayor Stothert did.
And his big-deal proposal as High-Tech-Heath was putting the “city’s checkbook” online! WooHoo!

And then the Mayor pointed out in her speech that this was a brand new feature on the city’s updated website.

Heath then took to the social media sites and took credit for the Mayor’s new online checkbook since, he (ha ha!) had been suggesting it in his campaign for Mayor for months! “Imitation is the best form flattery,” chortled Heath!

Well…except that this plan had been paid for by the city .
Oh yeah! How can you prove THAT!

Well, by noting the receipt that it was paid to Oracle by the city in November 2015.

Um…..well!!!
And then Mello began deleting comments on his campaign Facebook page.
And blocking people on Twitter for pointing this fact out.

Local campaign politics are always fun to watch.

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“Omaha” State Senator Ernie Chambers, on the Unicameral floor, as quoted by the Lincoln Journal-Star’s Zach Pluhacek:

“I speak panther. You all speak mouse. …I speak the language of the solitary dweller, like the mountain lion. You all speak the language of the lemming.”

As noted in the responses to Pluhacek, it would seem Chambers should be sporting this scent:

90 comments

  1. Anonymous says:

    Thanks Sparticus and was that so hard? I don’t know what you do first but we can all see what gets done last, and that is writing for LSt. Do keep up.

  2. So much butthurt about a little protest.

    As I understand criminal trespass, there needs to be a complaint from the owner of the property, not ‘one of the businesses’, which is likely renting.

    • The Grundle King says:

      Remember when you used to criticize these childish antics by the Democrats? I mean…I get that you’re ‘Never Trump’ and I’m fine with that…but I thought you still considered yourself a conservative/libertarian. I, too, remain as one who is no fan of Trump…and yet, I still support the conservatives in Congress, as well as the agenda they seek to achieve.

      I didn’t realize that opposing Trump meant you had to throw your lot in with the Clintonites.

  3. The rest of the story says:

    There is zero equivalency in today’s protests vs. those of the right wing throughout Obama’s presidency. How about a short jaunt down memory lane.

    Nov 24, 2008 – Reuters:
    “Election of Obama provokes rise in U.S. hate crimes”

    Nov 18, 2009 – Christian Science Monitor:
    “Violence at Tea Party rally: bare-knuckle politics in the streets”

    June 16, 2009 – Fox News:
    “Obama Driving Surge in Gun Sales, Firearms Groups Say”

    Jan 4, 2010 – Talking Points Memo
    “New Mexican Tea Partiers Bring Guns To Anti-Obama Rally”
    (youtube videos of the event clearly confirm the reporting)

    Feb 23, 2011 – NPR:
    “New Report: ‘Higher Hate Group Count Than Ever'”

    March 4, 2011 – Reuters:
    “Gun-toting Tea Party activists rally in Montana”

    March 29, 2012 – USA Today:
    “Anti-government ‘sovereign movement’ on the rise in US – USA Today”

    Feb 11, 2013 – CNS News (wingnut Brent Bozell’s outfit)
    “65.4 Million Gun Purchases Since Obama Took Office, 91% More Than Bush’s First-Term Total”

    The number of right wing hate groups in American exploded throughout the years following President Obama’s election.
    Both the Department of Homeland Security and the West Point Military Academy published comprehensive studies showing a dramatic rise in right wing violence.

    And, there is a another significant difference in the two groups, the TEA partiers vs. the progressives.
    The TEA party protests were inspired by the election of one of the most popular newly elected Presidents in modern history.
    Obama’s approval rating in his first month of office was (Gallup):
    68% approve, only 12% disapprove, 21% with no opinion.
    Those approval numbers trail only JFK, in January of 1961, who entered office with a 72% approval rating.

    Conversely, Trump’s approval is the lowest of any president in the history of polling (dates back to Eisenhower).
    In his first month, again Gallup, Trumps numbers have fallen as low 38% approval vs 56% disapproving (Feb 16) .
    On his very best day, 52% of Americans disapprove of what Donald Trump is doing.

    With only a 12% disapproval rating, we witnessed the right wing and TEA Partiers strapping up and taking to the streets in protest. Guns sales skyrocketed. Militia groups exploded throughout the nation. Right wing violence increased in dramatic fashion.

    Trump’s 50%+ disapproval has brought out crowds that dwarf anything the Tea party was able to assemble, yet there has been zero violence at any event.

    • The Grundle King says:

      The words ‘short’ and ‘memory’ are about the only thing you got right.

      I did enjoy the fact that half of your headlines related to the lawful purchase and carry of firearms, but only because it revealed your level of paranoia. Guns don’t shoot themselves, and your headlines only further affirm the fact that law-abiding citizens carrying firearms aren’t the ones you need to worry about.

      I mean, I can only imagine the carnage that would have come at the hands of the leftists of the Antifa and their ilk out at UC Berkeley if those masked cowards actually believed in gun rights.

      Oh…and just how long are you going to bitch about how unpopular Trump is? I mean, I get it…I didn’t vote for Trump either, but the alternatives offered were also piss poor…from ALL PARTIES. Maybe instead of nominating shit candidates and trying to tell everyone how awesome they really are…try nominating better candidates?

      • The rest of the story says:

        “lawful purchase and carry of firearms,”

        For how long?

        Feb 21, Washington Post:
        “Appeals court upholds Maryland ban on semiautomatic, military style guns”

        A ruling of great national significance.
        A 10-to-4 ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit, siding with Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh who said the Second Amendment does not prevent legislators from passing measures designed to protect the public from gun violence.

        Wouldn’t it be the ultimate justice if – after 8 years building bug-out shelters and amassing personal weapons caches, laying away MRE’s and Survival Seeds – the Great Stupid elected themselves a president who oversaw the outlaw of their beloved phallic stand-ins – their assault-style semi autos and any clip exceeding 10 rounds?

        Also, for the record – my “shit candidate” got 3 million more votes than Hair Furor.
        61 million more votes than the Libertarian candidate.
        64 million more votes than the Green Party candidate.

        But the Great Stupid needs themselves an entertainer.
        Thanks to a quarter century of Fox News and Hate Radio, we now live in a nation addicted to shiny objects dangled by grifters and con men. Governance by bumper sticker.

        My candidate was a remarkably well informed policy wonk with decades of knowledge relating to every issue facing our nation and every player in the global arena.
        She had the charisma of a hedge ball, but she was supremely qualified for the role.

      • bynd says:

        The rest of the story, really:

        “My candidate was a remarkably well informed policy wonk with decades of knowledge relating to every issue facing our nation and every player in the global arena”.

        There are many such women in the world who are well paid by those players to come out and play.

        Your candidate was remarkably adapted at play for pay schemes also. All she really had to do is tell the truth from the beginning. Something her personality would not allow her to do.

      • The Grundle King says:

        I’m glad you brought up the court case, as it emphasizes the fact that you morons are still clamoring on about measures that would impact less than 0.1% of all firearm related deaths. Really shows how well you’ve chosen your priorities.

        “Also, for the record – my “shit candidate” got 3 million more votes than Hair Furor.”

        And yet, she still lost. Amazing how that works eh? Do you mean to tell me that nobody in the Clinton camp knew how the electoral college works at any point before or during the campaign? Maybe they were too focused on pizza parties and hot dogs. (I kid, I kid)

        Also for the record, your “shit candidate” received a minority of total votes cast in 49 states…but it’s apparent you think California should rule the nation. Here’s a better idea…why don’t you move to California and help them secede?

        Indeed, your arguments could not be better placed than in a post titled “Mob Rules’. The whole idea of a Constitutional Republic apparently disgusts you…and it seems you won’t be happy until your simple majority (actually a plurality, in this case) is able to crush your opposition with all of the weight of the federal government. I’d call you a sadist, but I’m guessing you consider that a compliment.

      • Sparkles says:

        Knock yourself out Grundle.

        Embrace your new arrested development President, his administration and his cabinet: Steve Bannon, Stephen Miller, Ben Carson, Linda McMahon, Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III, Rick Perry, Betsy DeVos, Nikki Haley, Tom Price, Scott Pruitt, Carl Icahn, ExxonMobil and the 36th floor of Goldman Sachs.

        But, it’s just a bit disingenuous that after 8 years of attacking our the constitutional scholar that was our 44th President, you now imagine yourself and Team Trump to be on a mission to save our ‘Constitutional Republic”.

        Just a wee bit… dontcha think?

      • The Grundle King says:

        Sparkles…when the entire premise of your comment is wrong (i.e. that I am a Trump supporter), it really doesn’t make sense for me to defend points that I never made, nor beliefs that I don’t hold, now does it?

        Being a ‘constitutional scholar’ doesn’t automatically mean that a person hold’s the Constitution in high regard. Scalia knew more about the Constitution than Obama could ever hope to know, and he actually cared about it.

      • bynd says:

        Sparkles,

        Veterinarians are called doctor, but would you let them treat you? Yeah you probably would.

        Constitutional scholar means little as there are different interpretations of the Constitution. How do we know who is right? Simple, it is the ones who get the SCOTUS to agree with them. They are the final authority.

        In the 2015 2016 term of SCOTUS, Obama lost more unanimous decisions that any president in recent history. His win rate over all, 79 – 96. A win rate slightly above 45%. Not very good for a Constitutional scholar. And I could look up all the other president’s but they are not relevant to this discussion.

        How will Trump do? Who knows. As to his cabinet picks? The more the progressives squeal, the more it is certain that Trump is doing the job he was elected to do.
        Progressives had their shot years back, obviously you have squandered it. Complain all you want. All you progressives are doing is getting the moderates out and pushing everything further conservative. And the most important picks are yet to come.

      • Sparkles says:

        “Being a ‘constitutional scholar’ doesn’t automatically mean that a person hold’s the Constitution in high regard.”

        And yet another succumbs.
        Succumbs to the mental taxation of a journey twisted in avoidance of myriad inconvenient truths. A journey requiring they tread an ever more distorted and convoluted path in an effort to insure their convictions remain unchallenged. A need to avoid, or dispense of entirely, any rationality, reason and insight that would interfere with their predetermined, immutable ideology

        ODS.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Gerard, “butthurt” is what the writers and publisher of this blog do best. Hypocrisy runs rampant in their little private club.

    • The Grundle King says:

      In bed with him? How so? Because I think the President has the right to pick his or her own cabinet? Because I believe Nebraska’s congressional representatives need to take action to address the broken monstrosity known as ObamaCare? Because I believe that, as a nation of laws and not men, the executive and judicial branches bear the responsibility of administering and enforcing duly enacted laws, such as those pertaining to immigration, until such time that our legislative branch changes said laws?

      I’m in bed with the Constitution, and I thought you were, too. You’re free to get into bed with Clinton, if you like. There should be plenty of room, especially after Hillary busted Bill gawking/salivating at Ivanka.

  5. Omaha Wildcat says:

    Why was Diane Batiatto in attendance at a Heath Mello north Omaha campaign office rally? Gee Diane, don’t you think you should have spent that time listening to Douglas County residents who are furious over property tax increases?

    • anon says:

      Because the furor is dying out, just like they planned, it’s election time and they local democrats led by Boyle’s feigned outrage will get them by in mid and south Omaha. She didn’t even hesitate, nor did Mello give it a thought with her at his side.

  6. plumbline says:

    Is Grundle King suggesting Professor Harbison wants America dead rather than succeed under Trump? If so, are Democrats, Sasse, the Bushes, McCain and others of the same alien mindset? They certainly talk that way.

    It doesn’t matter if some like or dislike Trump. The question is, now much do you have to hate Trump to want Uncle Sam dead rather than succeed with Trump? And at what point does that frustration lead the miserable to drink draino?

    However, the Prof himself broached this with his support of a little protest. So lets ground this at amore reasonable level. The Professor’s own class room.

    How about university students protest every class, lecture and lab by the professor, who is after all paid by students and public funds. It is their right. The professor has heaped words of hate upon the left and Democrats over the years. Hate upon leftist students who now may dredge up his words, as RWP is now known to be him, put those words on signs, and scream him down until he hasn’t a job. It is just a little protest.

    • Anonymous says:

      Your analogy doesn’t hold. Politicians are elected to be responsive to their constituents, who are of course their boss. Educators are burdened with knucklehead students, not constituents.

      Like Chris Christie said, “You ran for office, you wanted the job. So do it.’

    • TexasAnnie says:

      I think Grundle is accusing RWP of disloyalty, but falsely it would seem. Abandoning ‘Conservatism’ does not equal taking up ‘Clintonism.’ RWP avows ‘libertarianism’ (small ‘l’) which of course is neither Conservatism nor Clintonism. Grundle posits a false dichotomy.

      But unlike Anonymous above me, I think your analogy does hold. Politicians and Professors are both expected to be responsive to those paying for their services. And non-violent protests are an expected means of garnering the attention of politicians and professors who will not respond.

      This morning’s news brings the accusation from Trump that Obama is organizing protests against him and his policies. I don’t believe that’s true, but I wouldn’t blame Obama if he did ‘bash the birther!’
      C’mon y’all! This is America! Let’s all get out and express ourselves!!!

    • The Grundle King says:

      To be clear, I’m not suggesting Prof. Harbison’s disdain for Trump means he want’s the nation to fail. I did not care for Obama, but throughout his tenure I never hoped the country would fail under his leadership. I hoped for the failure of his political ambitions, but above all, I want our country to remain safe and prosperous. As much as I dislike Hillary Clinton (even moreso than Obama), I would have felt the same way had she won. Our country is more than just the POTUS, and as Americans, we should remain mindful of the fact that our country is more important than the oval office occupant.

      As far as Prof. Harbison’s job goes…nobody’s job should ever be endangered by the political ideals they hold. NOBODY. And before anybody goes there…racism, sexism, and other prejudices are not political ideals…even though the left would have you believe otherwise. If someone expresses racist views, even on their own time and own dime, that person may well lose their job…and it is his/her employer’s right to terminate them. People are capable of holding political beliefs that may run counter to their boss, while simultaneously performing their job at an exemplary level. I’ve never been in any of RWP’s classes, but I have no reason to believe this his views interfere with his job. If a bunch of whiny idiots want to protest and disrupt during his class…a class that THEY ARE PAYING FOR…then I think he’d be within his rights to dock their grades as a just reward for interfering with the learning of the other students.

      TexasAnnie is off base, as usual, but I’ll try to make things clear for her, as well. I wouldn’t accuse RWP of ‘disloyalty’, because he owes loyalty to no political party or politician…and certainly to no one here (myself included). While I am a bit curious why, given his past political positions, he would side with the astroturf ‘Indivisible’ protesters, he’s entitled to his own positions and motivations. It really is nothing more than curiosity.

  7. LukeinNE says:

    I find it hard to read a news story about Mello without feeling a little embarrassed for the guy. He engages in constant me too-ism and it seems like most of his attacks on Stothert are so poorly conceived and executed that he implodes under even cursory cross examination by the press. Stothert’s Achilles heel is her 180 on the restaurant tax, but he’s scarcely mentioned that, instead pretending that a rush hour winter storm causing traffic problems is somehow a scandal. I’d like to think she’ll wipe the floor with him – she certainly should – but Clinton won Omaha and the liberals are frothing. I’d love to see some polling.

  8. Sparkles says:

    Your president* is an abhorrent human being.

    Here he is, on Fox & Friends this morning, when asked about the botched raid in Yemen:
    “This was a mission that was started before I got here. This was something they wanted to do,” he said. “They came to me, they explained what they wanted to do ― the generals ― who are very respected, my generals are the most respected that we’ve had in many decades, I believe. And they lost Ryan.”

    How does this man, Donald Trump, not turn your stomach?

    • bynd says:

      What makes you think he doesn’t? Because we aren’t with you because you make our stomachs turn also? At least he is doing something. And you?

  9. Sparkles says:

    Make sure to check out the stories about what Breitbart promised would be “massive” pro-Trump rallies all across the nation. Rallies dubbed, ‘Spirit of America’.
    Tea party organizations (always looking for ways to shake some coin from their members pockets) cheered the announcement, and with 3 weeks notice they promised to roust the base for huge turn outs.
    In a final push from the Grifter Prince himself, Trump tweeted out on Saturday to his legions, reminding them it was their turn to take to the streets.

    The nationwide rallies were scheduled to be held yesterday.

    The pictures of the ‘rallies’ are nothing short of hilarious.

    In a smattering of cities, literally 10’s of people took to the streets.

    It’s truly a clown show,

  10. Blood, Sweat and Beers says:

    Sparkles wants every American dead rather than succeed under Trump. Like Democrats in Congress sitting against civil rights, against workers, against all Democrats have stood for, it turns out they like Sparkles are burning out their blind stupidity. We see it as spasms against the “Tea Party”.

    Do Leftist Democrats live in a cave? Yes. Plato’s Cave. They live self-chained inside for a lifetime of darkness along with plenty of howling other Democrats and giddy-stupid Republican elites. For only a fool thinks Trump is a Conservative. He was a candidate of the Reform Party and is now a Populist Reform Solutionist president. He’s not a Republican. For an entire year, two dozen GOP candidates and all the GOP former presidents, the RNC, Tea Party Conservatives and GOP pundits like Krauthammer, all joined the Pope in condemning Donald Trump to hell. Trump beat them all – actually they were beaten by millions of Middle Class Americans who were startled by Trump’s bluntness but could not fault his common-sense ala sovereignty, unity and prosperity.

    Sparkles’ blindness is shared by Bush, Clinton, both parties, and all Americans, except the Working Class that voted for Trump; the union workers that Democrats coopted and the small businessmen coopted by Republicans, who finally saw a Populist alternative. Working Americans who are utterly despised by both welfare bums and by the entitled elites of parties, press, and academia.

    Read the transcript. Trump began with unity and his first point was America’s Shrinking Middle Class.

    Rhetorically we wonder if Sparkles’ union card is spattered with pastels? My AFLCIO and IBEW cards are covered in sweat. My VA card soaked in blood. This is the worker’s rebellion. A patriot’s victory.

    My heart wants me to say “You fu*king pussies! Go light yourselves on fire.” But rational analysis predicts the Sparkles crowd will become Donald Trump’s most avid supporters. For it is those who travel the furthest in their epiphany who make the fiercest janissaries. And as profitable as crippling the US Middle Class has been for Democrat elites, that has run its course.

    • Sparkles says:

      It’s laughable, while at the same time tragic, that so many imagine they’ve elected a ‘populist’, solutions oriented president.

      Although, hat tip for the nom de plume.

      Them that’s got, shall get
      Them that’s not, shall lose
      So the Bible said, and it still is news

      Mama may have, and papa may have
      God bless’ the child,
      That’s got his own
      That’s got his own

      Yes the strong seem to get more
      While the weak ones fade
      Empty pockets don’t
      Ever make the grade

      As mama may have
      And papa may have
      God bless’ the child
      That’s got his own
      That’s got his own…

      The Blood Sweat & Tears version of this Billie Holiday classic is fabulous.
      The song is from the Eponymous album, which won Album of the Year at the Grammy’s in 1970, beating out the Beatles’ Abbey Road.
      The Best New Artist that year: Crosby, Stills and Nash.

      • TexasAnnie says:

        No Sparkles. The Billie Holiday version is the only one that should ever be sung. And it’s one of my favorites at karaoke. The jazzy style is just not suitable for these lyrics.

    • TexasAnnie says:

      And you said all that to come to a conclusion that Trump’s victory is a patriot’s victory? Patriots won’t forget that Trump has promised tax cuts and health care for everyone.

  11. anon says:

    OWH item on the streetcar and proposals to pay for itself (with a handful of tax schemes). that’s how you sell an idea proven by other cities to lose money.

  12. Sparkles says:

    A must read (just few paragraphs). from the esteemed leftist liberal snowflake Charles P. Pierce, of Esquire.

    It’s about Sen Tom Brewer, google:
    “Here’s a Conservative Republican I’d Vote For”

  13. bynd says:

    And the difference between the two sides is?

    Sorry, Owens’ wife, you’re not helping yourself or your husband’s memory by standing there and clapping like an idiot. Trump just used you.”

    An ex Clinton staffer attacks a gold star wife.

    Let the excuses fly?

  14. 10,000 Flakes says:

    Nice shot of Al Frankenstein, aka Stuart Smalley, sprawled like a slouch during President DJ Trumps’s speech observed by 44,7 million led by Fox. A good representative of the state that would elect Jesse Ventura

    • The Grundle King says:

      Oh, haven’t you heard…the outrage is all about Kellyanne Conway *gasp* KNEELING on the oval office couch to take a picture.

      Oops…I made light of the left’s feigned outrage over Conway’s ‘offense’. Does that mean that I’m now officially in bed with Trump?

      • bynd says:

        Numbers that count. I notice you stopped at one example of Obama’s numbers beating Trump’s. Why would that be?

        Trump’s SOTU was actually up over 20% over Obama’s last SOTU. Clinton’s first SOTU drew more viewers than Trump or Obama.

        Trump set a new twitter record, you know real current social media that has a lot more impact than TV or probably even radio. He beat Obama by 400,000.

        But we can compare numbers all night long. Figures lie and liars figure. And it seems the progressives have nothing else to make them feel good than the loosing number of popular votes HRC got. But then, in the progressive world, there are no winners or losers. So Hillary gets a big ribbon for being involved. And still, using progressive principles, they still aren’t satisfied. Why is that?

  15. Anonymous says:

    Trump said nothing new. It’s the exact same mix of reformist and nationalist stuff he has said 99 different ways, shouted, screamed, whispered, and hummed for two years. The difference is, he says it quietly in a speech and suddenly some naysayers call it “presidential”. That makes us wonder what they think “presidential” is? Being polite?

    All politeness is a lie. A form of social grease lie. If you need social grease/lie to slide your GOP or Democrat idea across the water, it is too obese and useless on its own merit to float downstream.

    Its like you demand presidents who feed you horse crap. Nice smoothy sorts of creamy stuff you can swallow. That’s what most GOP and Dem Senators wallow in, as they don’t do work anyway but live on talk never action. And Democrats during the speech? They boo God, Country, minorities, American safety, anything Trump is for, even the ideas Democrats originated. its amazing.

  16. Kleptocracy-R-Us says:

    Your newly appointed United States Attorney General perjured himself.
    He openly lied, under oath, about his communications with officials of the Russian government during the campaign.
    Looks like another Trumper going down.

    Donald Trump’s newly appointed Commerce Secretary, Wilbur Ross, invested more than $1 billion in the troubled Bank of Cyprus – a bank known worldwide as the the bank where Vladimir Putin and the Russian Oligarchy launder their money.
    Shortly after his investment, Ross was named one of the bank’s two Vice Chairmen.
    Putin appointed the other.

    After stabilizing the troubled bank, Ross named a new chairman, a man who earlier left under a cloud from his term as Chairman of Deutsche Bank. On that Chairman’s watch, Deutsche Bank paid $20 billion in fines. Among these was a $650 million fine for helping launder Russian money through Deutsche Bank offices in Moscow, New York City and Cyprus.
    Deutsche Bank is Trump’s largest known lender, having extended him more than $300 million of loans, that remain outstanding.

    Never before in the history of our great nation.

  17. Rockstar says:

    I just checked out the profile of a true Republican Rockstar in Omaha – Sheriff Tim Dunning.

    Did you know:
    Graduate, FBI National Academy Executive Development Institute, 1996
    Masters of Public Administration, Univ of Nebraska, Omaha, 1990
    Graduate, FBI National Academy, Quantico, Virginia, 1988
    Bachelors in Criminal Justice, Univ of Nebraska, Omaha, 1978
    Native Omahan and Graduate of Creighton Prep
    Married to Susan Haas Dunning for 39 years, Father to four, Grandfather to two

    Douglas County Sheriff : 1995-Present
    Adjunct Instructor: Metro Community College, 2005-Present
    Director, Douglas County Corrections: 1997-2003
    Co-Chair 911 Users Board
    Member, Governor’s Judicial Nominating Committee for the Nebraska Supreme Court
    President of Nebraska Sheriffs Association: 2002
    Vice President of Nebraska Sheriffs Association, 1998-01
    Commander: Omaha Police Training Section, 1990-94
    Nebraska Attorney General’s Committee on Long Range Planning for Nebraska Law Enforcement Training,1992
    Instructor: Bellevue University, 1991-Present
    Instructor: University of Nebraska at Omaha, 1991
    Commander : Omaha Police Gang Unit, 1989-90
    Commander: Omaha Police Organized Crime Unit, 1985-87
    Sergeant: Omaha Police Narcotics Unit, 1984-85
    Sergeant: Omaha Police Vice Squad, 1983-84
    Undercover Officer: Omaha Police Vice/Narcotics, 1982
    Accident Investigations: Omaha Police, 1978-82
    Uniformed Officer: Omaha Police 1973-78
    Uniformed Officer: Papillion Police 1971-73

    Whew!! ROCK SOLID CREDENTIALS!!
    That is a resume that should make any Republican proud!

    • bynd says:

      Rockstar or toadstool,

      Funny how you haven’t said a thing about the many Dems who dishonored the Gold Star wife. Typical and expected. Much like a jackal is know to act. All that writing, and the one with the hit in their reputation would be you.

      • Anonymous says:

        By that line of reasoning, Gov Ricketts is accountable for Bill Kintner’s… activity.

        Gov Heineman was accountable for both Lt. Gov Sheehy and Lt. Gov Heidemann’s… activities.

      • The Grundle King says:

        Um, no.

        As Governor, Ricketts is in the executive branch of government, whereas Kintner was in the legislative branch. Did you not learn about the separation of powers in grade school?

        As far as people’s personal activities go, as unsavory as society might find them, they are…in fact…personal activities. When there’s evidence that one’s personal conduct interferes with their ability to do their job, only then should a person’s professional and personal conduct be linked.

        What Kofoed did was something he did on the job. He was allowing his personal motivations to not only impact, but guide his professional conduct. And it literally was a matter of life and death.

        I have no real opinion on Tim Dunning, because he’s not my sheriff. But to compare the Kofoed case to those others, it’s just plain ridiculous. I can’t decide whether it takes a brain capable of incredible mental gymnastics, or a brain that barely works at all.

  18. bynd says:

    Joseph McCarthy, a Dem idol?
    McCarthyism is the practice of making accusations of subversion or treason without proper regard for evidence.[1] It also means “the practice of making unfair allegations or using unfair investigative techniques, especially in order to restrict dissent or political criticism

    The State Department is infested with communists. I have here in my hand a list of 205—a list of names that were made known to the Secretary of State as being members of the Communist Party and who nevertheless are still working and shaping policy in the State Department.

    The reason why we find ourselves in a position of impotency is not because the enemy has sent men to invade our shores, but rather because of the traitorous actions of those who have had all the benefits that the wealthiest nation on earth has had to offer – the finest homes, the finest college educations, and the finest jobs in Government we can give.Today we are engaged in a final, all-out battle between communistic atheism and Christianity. The modern champions of communism have selected this as the time, and ladies and gentlemen, the chips are down — they are truly down.
    Today we are engaged in a final, all-out battle between communistic atheism and Christianity. The modern champions of communism have selected this as the time, and ladies and gentlemen, the chips are down — they are truly down.

    The Dems,
    Franken,
    Now, again, I’m telling you this as it’s coming out, so you know. But if it’s true, it’s obviously extremely serious and if there is any evidence that anyone affiliated with the Trump campaign communicated with the Russian government in the course of this campaign, what will you do?”

    Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., asked: “Several of the President-elect’s nominees or senior advisers have Russian ties. Have you been in contact with anyone connected to any part of the Russian government about the 2016 election, either before or after election day?”

    Pelosi,

    I want to know what the Russians have on Donald Trump,” the California Democrat told Chuck Todd on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “I think we have to have an investigation by the FBI into his financial, personal and political connections to Russia, and we want to see his tax returns, so we can have truth in the relationship between Putin, whom he admires, and Donald Trump.”

  19. Oracle says:

    bynd, your posts are so mean spirited and devoid of reality that I’m finally coming to the conclusion that 5:25pm has come up with the best response to your garble. YAI

    • bynd says:

      Oracle,

      And I should care why? You get what you give. But you snowflakes think some how you are special and shouldn’t get the same treatment you give. As I said, when you folks call some one an idiot, that is a complement.

      And by the way, GFYS is the favorite phrase of you and your buddies. But back at you snowflake. Grow up.

  20. U.S.S.Arrgghhh says:

    Sergei Kislyak, the Russian Ambassador now owns the United States Attorney General, Jeff Sessions.

    All the Ambassador need do is threaten to go public and declare (right or wrong): “Of course the U.S. Attorney General and I collaborated on the hacking of the DNC and Hillary Clinton’s emails. We in Russia were willing to do everything in our power we to help get Donald Trump elected.”

    And if the Russian Ambassador owns Sessions, so does Vladimir Putin , along with at least half of the oligarchs in Russia (each of whom owns the Russian Ambassador).
    And, if they own Sessions, they own Jared Kushner, who has been revealed to have also met with the Russian Ambassador – IN Trump Tower! (but of course Trump pleads ignorance to all of this).

    And, if they own both Sessions and Kushner, they’re very close to owning Donald Trump.

    • bynd says:

      U. sure. stupid. arrgghh,

      McCarthyism in over drive. But please don’t write those mean and cruel lies. It is so hurtful and don’t we all just want to get along? You meanie leftist.

      • Anonymous says:

        Washington has taken on a particularly borscht-like tang these days, you have to admit. Unlike, well, any administration I can remember.

      • bynd says:

        Anonymous,

        The point in electing Trump was to change the business as usual culture in Washington.

        Those who are more comfortable when business as usual is in charge will not like what is now going on in Washington. They will also find all sorts of descriptive words to show how uncomfortable they are.

        “borscht-like tang ” is a very mean and unnecessary thing to say. How can anyone sleep tonight after having such heinous thoughts put in their mind? Please, please, please try to be more respectful of others in the future.

        Nothing in this message was meant to be derogatory or mean. If you feel I have offended you in any manner, I apologize up front.
        Michael row the boat ashore, Hallelujah…. Please feel free to join in.

      • Anonymous says:

        “borscht-like tang” was truly insensitive, I apologize. I meant to say “vodka-drenched, wife-beating stupor.’

      • Sparkes says:

        Anonymous at 9:14,

        I know it’s still early, but I’d like to submit your ‘vodka’ reply as – Post of the Day!

  21. Aghast says:

    As Governor of Indiana, Mike Pence used his private AOL account to conduct official State business. including communications with the Dept. of Homeland Security.

    AOL, for Christ’s sake!!

    Mike Pence’s private AOL was hacked. (imagine that)

    Everyone in Mike Pence’s contact list received emails claiming that the governor and his wife were stranded in the Philippines and were in desperate need of money.

    IT’S TRULY A CLOWN SHOW F—KING PRESIDENCY, unlike anything our nation has ever experienced.

    • The Grundle King says:

      So wait…using your private e-mail to conduct official government business definitely IS, or definitely IS NOT, a bad thing to do? I just want to know for consistency’s sake.

      • Aghast says:

        One can only assume we’ll soon see Festus P. Wankletrumper and his Murrican flag clad family, each sporting their favorite sidearm, take to the streets screaming –
        LOCK HIM UP, LOCK HIM UP!!

      • Trump's Nutball (former) NSA Director says:

        Mike Pence is running a sex ring staffed by Little People out of a Pizza Parlor in Hoboken, NJ.
        It’s called Little HoBo’s. Their tag line is simply; “Little Ho’s – We Deliver”.
        Donald Trump won’t release his tax returns because it would disclose a write-off of over $200,000 per year as ‘entertainment’ expenses at Little HoBo’s.

    • bynd says:

      A-gast-bag

      Why is it you find it funny to denigrate those Americans who come from a background you seem to deem from the back hills. Are you better than them? Are you more civilized, cosmopolitan? Or, are you just a condescending jerk? Actually, they won, you lost. The loser is you not them. If you can’t make a point without ridiculing a group of people, maybe you should just STFU!

  22. bynd says:

    Oracle,

    Would you please say something about the phrase, IT’S TRULY A CLOWN SHOW F—KING PRESIDENCY

    It is mean, spiteful and uses foul language.

    Oh thank you, thank you, thank you for showing me the light.

    • Oracle says:

      Nothing mean and spiteful about the above statement, and I never said anything against profanity. IT’S TRULY A CLOWN SHOW F—KING PRESIDENCY is unfortunately an objective and truthful statement. How much more evidence do you need?

  23. Sparkles says:

    Last Thursday
    “Trump: Keystone, Dakota Access pipeline makers MUST buy US steel”
    “they have to buy.. steel made in this country and pipelines made in this country.”
    – Donald Trump

    Today
    “The Keystone XL Pipeline will not be subject to President Donald Trump’s executive order requiring infrastructure projects to be built with American steel, a White House spokeswoman said today.”

  24. U.S.S.Arrgghhh says:

    We learned yesterday that Jared Kushner, accompanied by Michael Flynn, met with the Russian ambassador, in Trump Tower, in December.
    (the media was stationed in the lobby of trump tower 24/7 – the only way Kushner could have pulled this off was to sneak the Ambassador in and out of the bldg)

    We now learn, March 2, 2017 –
    “Three weeks before Election Day, Donald Trump Jr. left the campaign trail and the country to speak at a private dinner in Paris organized by an obscure pro-Russia group that promotes Kremlin foreign policy initiatives and has since nominated Russian President Vladimir Putin for the Nobel Peace Prize,”

    Yet we’re supposed to believe:
    “I have nothing to do with Russia,” the president said. “To the best of my knowledge no person that I deal with does.”
    – Donald Trump

    People now KNOWN to have been in communications with Russian diplomats throughout the 2016 election:
    Jared Kushner, Trump son-in-law and Senior Adviser
    General Michael Flynn, former Trump National Security Adviser (with extensive ties to Russia)
    Carter Page, former Trump Foreign Policy Adviser (with deep ties to Russia)
    Jeff Sessions, Trump attorney general
    Donald Trump Jr.
    Roger Stone, decades long close friend and informal adviser
    Paul Manafort, former Trump Campaign Manager (with deep ties to Russia)
    JD Gordon, former Trump campaign national security adviser

    Add the that –
    Sec of State, Rex Tillerson, with deep ties to Russian
    Sec of Commerce, billionaire investor Wilbur Ross, with deep ties to Russia and a man who recently profited immensely from the overt laundering of money flowing from Vladimir Putin’s kleptocracy and the panoply of Russian oligarchic riches.

    • bynd says:

      Ecc. 1 – 9;
      What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.

      Today we are engaged in a final, all-out battle between communistic atheism and Christianity.
      Joseph McCarthy

      The junior senator from Wisconsin, by his reckless charges, has so preyed upon the fears and hatreds and prejudices of the American people that he has started a prairie fire which neither he nor anyone else may be able to control.

      J. William Fulbright (D-Arkansas)

      When public men indulge themselves in abuse, when they deny others a fair trial, when they resort to innuendo and insinuation, to libel, scandal, and suspicion, then our democratic society is outraged, and democracy is baffled. It has no apparatus to deal with the boor, the liar, the lout, and the antidemocrat in general.

      J. William Fulbright

      Until this moment, Senator, I think I never really gauged your cruelty or your recklessness… Let us not assassinate this lad further, senator. You’ve done enough. Have you no sense of decency, sir? At long last, have you left no sense of decency?

      Joseph Welch,

      For example, Democrat Woodrow Wilson’s Attorney General, A. Mitchell Palmer, who was just as rabid an anti-Communist as McCarthy, did far more to repress free speech and political freedom than McCarthy ever attempted. It wasn’t a Republican president who locked up thousands of loyal Americans of Japanese descent in concentration camps for years. It was Democrat Franklin D. Roosevelt. And it wasn’t a Republican who wiretapped and snooped on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., but democrats John F. Kennedy and his brother Robert, who signed the order as Attorney General.

  25. bynd says:

    Ecc. 1-9;

    The most forceful such statement came from Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., who tweeted that she had “been on the Armed Services Com for 10 years. No call or meeting w/Russian ambassador. Ever. Ambassadors call members of Foreign Rel Com.”

    “Off to meeting w/Russian Ambassador. Upset about the arbitrary/cruel decision to end all U.S. adoptions, even those in process,” McCaskill tweeted on Jan. 30, 2013.
    On Aug. 6, 2015, McCaskill wrote: “Today calls with British, Russian, and German ambassadors re: Iran deal. #doingmyhomework.”

    McCaskill later blamed Twitter’s character limit for the seeming disparity in her claims, suggesting the limit prevented her from being more specific in Thursday’s tweet. She told The Weekly Standard there was “no contradiction,” and clarified she never had a “one-on-one meeting” with the ambassador.

    tweeting out a newly unearthed photo of a younger Sen. Chuck Schumer and Vladimir Putin enjoying coffee and donuts.
    We should start an immediate investigation into @SenSchumer and his ties to Russia and Putin. A total hypocrite!” Trump tweeted.

    And on and on.

    thanks to fox.news.

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