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At a Farm Bureau meeting in Hastings on Tuesday, Commissioner Stew Bra….





And as it turns out, the internet can get broken…

Once again, for those of you NOT on Twitter, this is what it’s for. Breaking news that may or may not be true, but you should be 100% sure that it IS true, unless in another 15 minutes, it’s not.

People rushing to the latest “news” like it’s a freshly opened register at Hy-Vee at 1pm on a Saturday — only to find it was just the manager cutting through to go clean up broken bottle in aisle four.

It’s OK. Just be skeptical.
And keep in mind who is running the big league news.
Because you remember all of those super-conservatives in high-school and college who couldn’t wait to go to journalism school, right?

Which isn’t to say that they’re bad or even wrong.
Just that there will often-times be a certain…slant.

Which also isn’t to say that the Commander in Chief is doing himself any favors.
President Trump is…Donald Trump. The one we have known for a long time.
We figured we knew him before he was President, and it turns out he’s the same guy now.

Now go put some duct tape on that internet!


News you can use!

Ah, back to the political rumor mill.
Hey listen, you can nag all you want, but the name of the game in political circles is, “Who’s running for what?”

So what is being dropped around Leavenworth St?

Well, the word is that former Omaha Mayoral candidate Taylor Royal is…running for State Treasurer!

Don Stenberg is hitting the bricks, so that statewide office is available. Easy coasting for big-money Taylor, yeah? Not so fast.

Apparently his father, who bankrolled his campaign over the last few months to the tune of $200K or so, is NOT going to fund this one — where he could actually win.

That means Royal will be out there raising cash for the seat. That’s no easy task, especially when peeps just figure you’ve got the cash lying around.

Who else is interested in that spot?

The other name we hear is…
Senator John Murante of Big Fred’s Gretna.

Murante’s name had been floated about lately for Secretary of State. But with Bob Evnen’s recent announcement, accompanied by heavy endorsements, Murante looks to have dropped that plan, and is looking to Treasurer instead.

Probably add in a few 3rd districters eventually.
Could make for a sort of fun primary, right?
Well, for those interested in that kind of stuff…


To the left side of Bacon

And then for the 2nd District Congressional seat, we are still waiting for the gray or white smoke out of the Ashford fireplace. Local Democrats must be on the edge of their hammocks to see whether former Republican Brad Ashford or former Republican Anne Ferlic Ashford will run!

In the mean time, longer-time Democrat Kara Eastman is almost certainly in — though not, we hear, with a clear nod from the Powers That Be in the state Democrat hierarchy.

And then there’s recently pruned Heath Mello. He told KETV that he’d run for another office, “if it presented itself,” whatever that means. (Likely it means that he wouldn’t have to really fight for the nom.)

But with 2 other questionable Democrats already in, would Jane Kleeb anoint Mello after he A) reportedly didn’t want to go through with the Bernie Sanders rally, B) was outted by the national party as a Pro-Lifer who wants to repeal Roe vs Wade and C) is PRO Keystone XL Pipeline — the issue that is the most near and dear to Jane’s pocketbook…er…heart?

But Mello is good enough on most of the other Dem issues, so maybe locals wouldn’t care. Heck, Mello already spent the entire Mayoral campaign talking about climate change, health care and immigration. He could really just Sharpie out the office he’s running for and use the same door-hangers in a run for Congress.

Any other true-believers out there want to run against Bacon?

Please hold up either a red or green card.


  1. Anonymous says:

    I would probably support Royal for Treasurer. No reason why not, really.

    RE: Murante and Sec. of State… IDK how easy it will be for him to bring in endorsements from colleagues because he doesn’t give them himself.

    • NO. 9 says:

      Sweet Sara is a party apparatchick, she will do like in the legislature, if she’s not helping people she just doesn’t vote, she won’t endorse

    • TexasAnnie says:

      Well I looked up and down the line, Endorsement, and I could not find a better place to park my comment than here at your endorsement of Sara Howard, even though I know very little about this Nebraska Senator. I see that the unicam did not override the governor’s vetoes yesterday. My heart goes out to persons with developmental disability and their families living in Nebraska. Once again the state is on a downward spiral with regard to the inclusion and care of such families. My empathy is heartfelt because my intellect and experience of having lived there for sixteen years tells me that those families will never be included and cared for in the public square. Nebraskans have matured very little since their 1950’s & 60’s policies of sterilizing and keeping such persons from public view…

  2. Anonymous says:

    If it’s veto-by-default there’s no need for Ricketts or anyone else. Just have an acting governor sign stuff the 3rd Tuesday of each month. Otherwise leave the office empty and the lights off. Who’d notice?

  3. Hillary Clinton says:

    I will endorse Murante. If his National Popular Vote proposal went through then I would be president and Gorsuch would have never been appointed. Go John! as Secretary of State you can get us the White House back!

  4. Anon says:

    You’re right.
    We don’t need no stinkin’ librul media bias in order for real Murricans to maintain our faith in Donald Trump.

    We’ve got Vladmir Putin.
    Putin has now stepped forward to say he is willing to vouch for his puppet bff, Don. Putin has publicly stated he is willing share with all patriot Amerikans the taped conversation between Donald Trump and his Russian party apparatchik emissaries, those he sent with cameras and recording equipment in tow, to the White House.

    See, it matters not that Trump barred the American media from covering this meeting, which took place the day after he fired Comey for what Trump admitted was Comey’s investigation into Team Trump’s ties to the Russian oligarchy.
    Although there was no freedom of the American press that day, Trump opened his arms and our White House to the Putin controlled Russian propaganda media.
    Having been granted full access to the White House, the Russians are now apparently glad to share some carefully selected discoveries with the American people.

    • bynd says:

      Khrushchev laughing,

      We will take America without firing a shot … we will bury you! “We can’t expect the American people to jump from capitalism to communism, but we can assist their elected leaders in giving them small doses of socialism, until they awaken one day to find that they have communism.

      It will just take a little longer since the Bern and progressives have suffered a slight set back this last election. Have no fear, their trained operatives, the snowflakes are planning a blizzard to finish destroying us from the inside.

      • Anonymous says:

        Not quite the problem we have today, is it? No, its Nixon 2.0. You know, the other way you destroy a country from the inside, setting an inconvenience like the Constitution aside when seemingly inconvenient.

        A President swears an oath in public to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution from all enemies, foreign and domestic. When the FBI is getting to close for comfort you RESIGN, you don’t tell your FBI directory to let a little thing like Flynn alone.

        The trifecta of impeachment, Nixon, Clinton and now Trump. Trump is a hemorrhoid set aflame on Uncle Sam’s Ass. We need Preparation I, not Preparation H.

      • Anon says:


        I don’t think it will be Trump defecating on democracy, using the constitution for toilet paper and humiliating America on the world stage that will ultimately force him from office.
        Such a political remedy would require a Republican party not wholly corrupt and compliant. It couldn’t be more obvious that with the modern day GOP it’s party before country. They don’t even attempt to hide it anymore.

        What will force Trump from office, with the remote but very real possibility of a stint in prison, will be his decades long embrace of money laundering. His undoing will be his collusion with Russian oligarchs, Turkish strongmen, Azerbaijani kleptocrats (and Iran’s Revolutionary Guard) and any criminal organization with piles of money needing cleansed.
        No man as stupid as Donald Trump, no matter how large the legion of lawyers he employs, can continue to be as lucky as he’s been to have avoided imprisonment, up until now.
        The stories and the coverage are now escaping the ‘biased librul media’.
        Just yesterday, Rupert Murdoch’s Wall Street Journal unwound the tale of yet another shady affiliation between a Russian state-run bank and a Trump hotel in Canada. From the story:
        U.S. investigators are looking into any ties between Russian financial institutions, Mr. Trump and anyone in his orbit, according to a person familiar with the probe.

  5. To Hillary Clinton says:

    In a way Hillary Clinton is right. If John Murante had his way she would be President. I can’t see how John believes Nebraska is better off losing its clout as a small state in the Electoral College. His support for NPV shows a lack of judgement that disqualifies him from the Treasurer’s race. Like many establishment Republicans, they failed to see how Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin could be won. That lack of vision disturbs me. I’m not a Trump fan but he is rolling back regulations and appointing conservative judges. If Hillary got elected, more regs and more liberal judges

  6. Anon says:

    Another of Trump’s bff’s is the wholly corrupt, Putin ally and fellow authoritarian strongman Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the President of Turkey. Erdogan was in Washington Tuesday morning for a meeting with Trump at the Oval Office (where they no doubt discussed Trump Towers, Istanbul along with the ‘Turkish Trumps’ attempt to build a new hotel in Dallas).
    That same afternoon Erdogan was at the Turkish ambassador’s residence on Embassy Row, where a crowd of protesters gathered on the sidewalk across the street to peacefully voice their opposition to the Turkish strongman.
    A peaceful protest that is, until and band of Erdogan’s security team ran across the street and suddenly launched themselves into the crowd and began beating the protesters, throwing them to ground then kicking them in face and body.

    Welcome to Trump’s Amerika.

    Oh yes, almost forgot, the stock market is crashing.

      • Wingnuttery says:

        21 hours ago, CNN –
        “Story on DNC staffer’s murder dominated conservative media — hours later it fell apart”
        It took only hours for one of the biggest stories in conservative media this week, which some outlets had chosen to focus on over news that President Trump disclosed classified information to senior Russian officials, to fall apart.

  7. bynd says:

    The best part about Khrushchev laughing, is that each side thinks it pertains to the other side. When in reality, both sides are corrupt, and both sides only care about party. Examples? Neither side likes to accept the results of our elections and they do all they can to undermine the other side when they are not in power.

    Vigilance is not about violence or virulent bigotry. But partisans are. And the most scary part is, while blaming the other side, they don’t pay attention to the damage their side is doing.

    Khrushchev appears more and more to be right. And every one except the partisans see it. All they see is the butt of the politician in front of them that they are lip locked on.

    • Democrat says:

      Mueller was appointed FBI director in 2001 by President George W. Bush.

      He’s a former Army Ranger.

      Director Mueller, along with Deputy Attorney General James B. Comey, threatened to resign from office in March 2004 if the White House overruled a Department of Justice finding that domestic wiretapping without a court warrant was unconstitutional.

      I’m good.

      • Anonymous says:

        Correction: Mueller is a Marine who attended US Army Ranger School. A lethal combination of intelligence, will and warrior ethos.

      • Anon says:

        Mueller’s is a remarkable story.
        Captain of the soccer, hockey, and lacrosse teams in high school, Mueller was inspired to join the military when a college Lacrosse teammate and close friend, Marine Corps First Lieutenant Spencer Hackett, was killed in Vietnam in 1967 by small arms fire.

        Mueller enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1968, attending officer candidate school, Army Ranger School and Army jump school. He then served as an officer leading a rifle platoon of the 3rd Marine Division in Vietnam, eventually becoming aide-de-camp to 3rd Marine Division’s commanding general.
        During his service, Mueller was awarded the Bronze Star, two Commendation Medals, the Purple Heart and the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry.

        It will be stomach churning to watch Republican party hacks incapable of holding Mueller’s jock strap attempt to besmirch and discredit him throughout the coming months.
        It will be vulgarity in it’s highest form as the Orange Menace endeavors to assail his character via twitter.

  8. Anonymous says:

    I’m hearing ads for tax reform and the AHCA on YouTube. Yeah, fine. I’ll listen to these ads AFTER we get a full, fair report from Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller. Till then, take a powder.

  9. TexasAnnie says:

    In other news: Yesterday the Nebraska Legislature did not override the governor’s vetoes, thereby saving the State of Nebraska $56.5 million! State Senator Lou Ann Linehan said the state was being prudent. But if the economy does not improve prudence will not be enough, Nebraskans. Then you will have to dip into the 3% cash reserve fund. And if that doesn’t hold, what next?

    I have a plan for you. Just create waiting lists that last a human lifetime for those high school graduates seeking public postsecondary education. You know, like what has been happening for decades to the DD population there!

      • Anonymous says:

        To be clear every single person who has ever claimed to follow Jesus has their “Jesus who?’ moment. No exceptions.

    • Anon says:

      Well Annie’s song in NO some schools have pretty bad reading rates so they are in they same boat and OPS isn’t exactly known for budget constraint

    • bynd says:


      Amusing. You blame the government for 20 some years for being insufficient. But refuse to comprehend the lesson that you shouldn’t rely on government. Even though the government tells you to rely on them and you know you can’t. Fool you once shame on them. Fool you for twenty years……

      For as much discord as you try sow up here, seems the only one who cares is you. You seem to not comprehend a lot of things. Like your bitterness harms no one but you. What a sad life you must live to spend so much time worrying about another state that has nothing to do with you, or you nothing to do with it. Nebraska still controls you even though you left a long time ago. Another bad choice on your part.

  10. Anonymous says:

    From CNN’s article on the “embattled Trump”:

    “No politician in history — and I say this with great surety — has been treated worse or more unfairly,” President Donald Trump told graduating ensigns, before projecting an entrenched battle to come. Yeah, what about, um, Nelson Mandela?

    Re/Mueller’s appointment, WH staff said “We were told about it. Not asked – told.” It amazes me how the political health of the Nation is coupled to the emotional maturity of President Trump. Congratulations, Donald, you just received your emotional 12th birthday present! Trump was “told about it. Not asked – told.”

    Mueller’s appointment was acknowledged by a terse, 57-word statement from the White House. Another marvel, a brief statement made without histrionics. Just what I expect from a US President. Amazing that this should be at all remarkable, the control of one tongue. Politicians with verbal flatulence don’t prosper. What a lesson for the President to learn at age 72.

  11. Anonymous says:

    Roger Ailes has died. Condolences to his family & friends. That said, Ailes connection to the moral & political cancer that is Richard Nixon is unsurprising. Rather like Dick Chaney being Vice President. Hard to say but peace to the grieving and good riddance to bad rubbish in one go.

    • Anonymous says:


      Since our founding, there are few men who have had a more deleterious effect on every facet of American culture and democracy. Ailes lead the charge in ravaging our uniquely American form of government and the very values that for a century served to make our nation a shining city on a hill.

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