At a Farm Bureau meeting in Hastings on Tuesday, Commissioner Stew Bra….
WHAT WAS THAT ABOUT TRUMP?
HE SAID WHAT TO THE RUSSIAN AMBASSADOR?!
YEAH WELL WHAT ABOUT COMEY! HOW ABOUT HE GIVE HIS NOTES ON THE TARMAC MEET!
COMEY SHOULD HAVE BEEN FIRED, BUT NOW HE SHOULDN’T!
AGREE WITH ME! AGREE!
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.