Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert’s campaign has a new TV ad out (as of yesterday) entitled, “Consensus Builder”.
See it here:
I’d give you the text, but then you wouldn’t watch.
So take the 30 seconds and give your input on this upbeat spot featuring leaders from North and South O.
12-year-old girls across Omaha and Douglas County should feel insulted.
They have been slandered over the past few days. particularly on the radio and on social media.
Comparing the average pre-teen girl…to Douglas County Sheriff Tim Dunning is outrageous.
These young ladies have more…backbone.
If you’re not tuned into the local political world in Omaha, you may have seen that Dunning endorsed one of Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert’s opponent, Heath Mello. When arguing for Mello, Dunning first claimed it was because he doesn’t think there are enough police in West Omaha.
Omaha Police Chief Todd Schmaderer quickly shot that down.
But then Dunning got to the REAL crux of the anti-endorsement: He is mad at Mayor Stothert for the way the crime lab with the county and the city worked out. He said that first he didn’t get called early enough, then he got called too much, or something.
And then he said he got called so much by the Mayor that he blocked her phone number from his phone.
The top law enforcement officer in the county, doesn’t think that’s a safety issue.
Ho, ho, he responded: “The Chief of Police has my number.”
And let’s say there’s some disaster and the Chief isn’t around or isn’t able to contact him? Well, the Sheriff confirmed, tough luck. The Mayor CAN’T call him.
Once again, the average 12-year-old girl knows that even if she gets in a fight with her parents, she doesn’t block their numbers from her iPhone, just in case there IS an emergency.
The chief’s response?
(And that’s an actual quote. From the Sheriff, not a 12-year-old girl.)
The President’s nearly universally applauded joint session of Congress speech included a couple of issues important to Nebraskans.
(By the way, apparently Presidents don’t usually give a “State of the Union” speech until they’ve been in office a year. Who knew?)
One issue was support for paid family leave.
Senator Deb Fischer has taken the lead on this. But her plan is not a Federal mandate, instead a tax incentive to employers that provide paid family and medical leave.
“I was pleased to once again hear our president emphasize his intention to increase workplace flexibility for families. This is an area I have focused on for nearly four years in the Senate. We have a real opportunity to take significant steps on these issues to improve the lives of families across this country.”
Interesting to watch the way this issue gets addressed going forward.
And then there’s the “Waters of the U.S.”…or WOTUS. That was a rule pushed forward by former President Obama, over much consternation from the people who would be actually affected by it, namely farmers and ranchers.
President Trump signed an order this week ordering a review of WOTUS, with the aim of ridding the oppressive measures. Senator Fischer and Rep. Adrian Smith were at the Oval Office to witness the document signing. Fischer said,
“Today, President Trump is taking a concrete and much-needed step to unravel WOTUS and put Nebraskans back in charge of decisions affecting our state’s precious water resources.”
Another day goes by in the Legislature, and another day goes by where people argue that it is too difficult for minorities, young people, and old people to secure a photo ID.
Yes, one opposition leader said, “voter ID requirements place undue hardships on young mobile people.”
THAT is the argument against requiring people to show some sort of ID in order to vote??? Because otherwise, apparently it’s cool to just show up at a polling place, say you’re Tom Johnson from up the street, and vote.
It’s 2017 people! The argument is that it’s racist and ageist and I’m guessing sexist as well to ask for a photo ID???
In any case, racist, sexist, ageist, likely gluten-free hater and dog-kicker, State Senator John Murante is pushing the Voter ID bill in the Unicameral and for the life of me I don’t understand the opposition.
Apparently those “young mobile people”, who walk everywhere, can’t be troubled to find the DMV.
So there you go commenters! Federal, State and Local issues to discuss! Now proceed and argue about Jeff Sessions…