Announce mint

A few announcements over the past 24 hours…

First Senator Deb Fischer:

Last week Senator Fischer was keeping under wraps what the June 24th announcement is. But now as Kramer would say, the cat is mrrrROWR! out of the bag.

She’ll be doing full-on gigs in Lincoln, Kearney & Gering to “to announce my campaign for re-election.” (Click the linked Eventbrite for more info.)


Then Governor Pete Ricketts…

…made a soft-announcement yesterday that got passed along to the media.

He will be doing his re-election announcement on Sunday in Lincoln and Omaha (click for the linked Facebook Event).


And finally Heath Mello

…announced that he will just keep on keepin’ on:

Because nothing says “chillin’ politician” like vague platitudes on the Twitter.

And as he keeps Tweeting about metro climate change, his genuflection to the Democrat “grass roots” looks more and more apparent.


Melt down

The climate accord stuff is loads of fun.

Once again, it’s a kick where Democrats got their dresses up over their heads because the President got the U.S. out of something he said he was going to get the U.S. out of.

And oh by the way, I’m old enough to remember when we  didn’t get all hot and bothered about being in a pact with North Korea, Russia, China and Iran.

Then again, you KNOW that since EVERY country was cool with this pact, then the enforcement amounts to zilch. Or, if it doesn’t, there will be one country that has to bear the brunt of the costs.

Here’s what everyone knows: if something makes economic sense, everyone will do it. If it’s cheaper or otherwise more economical to buy an electric car, people will buy them.

If Elon Musk’s solar roof shingles are cheaper than regular shingles, or otherwise are an economic benefit, people will buy them.

If your only solution is, everyone go on a diet and the U.S. will pay for the new and improved Weight Watchers meals, then it ain’t gonna work.

And here’s a nice watch:


Go to the CWS Huskers!

And now the commenters can dive in on about Kathy Griffin on this Carl Curtis, Open Comment Friday.

Have a great weekend!

Remember to follow @LeavenworthSt on the Twitter for random updates all weekend long!


  1. Anonymous says:

    Of course she was going to run again, who didn’t know that? Fischer is a good Senator and will still be after she’s re-elected. This is almost not-news.

    The outstanding question is whether the Senate will change hands in the midterms. Senator Fischer, yes, but of the Minority? We’ll see.

    A Democratic Senate would do a fine job of bringing the Orange Skin Tag to a screeching halt. And Republicans in the House and Senate will breath a sigh of relief.

  2. Bluejay says:

    Credible info that without tax subsidies Tesla needs $350 bbl oil to be economic.

    Isn’t it great that we have a President who puts the interests of the United States ahead of that of Russia, Iran and North Korea? But wait! Isn’t Trump a Russian mole? Hillary says so.

    • Anonymous says:

      That is the market cap of Elon Musk’s ventures these days? Isn’t great that a red-blooded, American, entrepreneur – and Musk is not alone – told the President he’s short-sighted and dangerously uninformed for taking the US out of the Paris Accords?

      I’m banking on the guy who brings rockets back from space for a living.

      • Bluejay says:

        Musk obviously backs the Paris Treaty. His entire Tesla scam is based upon the CAGW fraud. But for federal tax credits, the company never would have been financed.

        The clearest reason why it is clear that CAGW is a religion on the Street is to know that the market cap of Tesla exceeds that of GM and Ford combined. Tesla only made 76.000 cars last year. Over 17 million vehicles were sold in the US last year. GM and Ford are also profitable. Tesla is not. It burns cash.

        You are welcome.

        I say send Musk to the moon and leave him there.

      • Anonymous says:

        Musk is similar to Bezos, another guy who spent a lot of money not making money until Amazon had a half-trillion dollar market cap. So much for Ford and Government Motors. Have fun driving your fiery Ford.

  3. HTH says:

    Side note: The person speaking in Sweeper’s video also contests the link between cigarettes and lung cancer.


    Place your bets where you think they’re best, I guess.


    • Cashin' In says:

      You can also read the official MIT response (revulsion) to Richard Lindzen by googling –
      “Climate Contrarian Gets Fact-Checked by MIT Colleagues in Open Letter to Trump”

      In addition, you’ll find Richard Lizden’s work has been rewarded with the position of Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute.
      An institute founded and funded by Charles Koch.
      In fact, when founded, the Cato Institute was originally named the Charles Koch Foundation.

      And the Union of Concerned Scientists deconstructed Lizden’s letter to Trump, in a paper called:
      “A Dozen Doozies: Setting the Record Straight on Richard Lindzen’s Letter to President Trump”

  4. Funny How That Happens says:

    Richey Ricketts is buying another term.

    Does that mean Susanne has to soil herself again and become a registered Republican for a day?

    • Grifters R Us says:

      They’re aiming for the Big South, home to Liberty University.

      Surely, with just a modicum of effort, we could turn Prager U. into a verb.

      ‘Careful about bending over to reach for that soap, one of them is sure to try to Prager U’

      ‘Whatever you do, don’t go near the guy standing on a box, speaking in tongue, he might just try to Prager U’.

    • Anonymous says:

      Your point? That Tom Kelly is a maker and not a taker? I’ll accept a backhanded compliment as long as I can compliment you in return.

  5. Ailes Atwater says:

    Ben Sasse laughed.
    The audience laughed and applauded.

    Does the make Ben Sasse, Billy Bush?

    Does that mean Bill Maher would be a shoo-in should he run for president on the Republican ticket.

    Maybe with the decades long devolution of the Republican party, Lee Atwater’s infamous lesson re the Republicans’ southern strategy no longer rings true:
    “You start out in 1954 by saying, “Ni**er, ni**er, ni**er.” By 1968 you can’t say “ni**er”—that hurts you, backfires. So you say stuff like, uh, forced busing, states’ rights, and all that stuff,”

    After all, it is the GOP that has openly longed to “take their country back”, for a nigh on a generation now.
    Back to 1954.

  6. anon says:

    BM: Ben, the two of us need look no more, we both found what were looking for. Ben, your always running here and there, your(going)to feel your not wanted anywhere

  7. Gerard Harbison says:

    PragerU? You must be joking. Prager is a creationist whack job. And Lindzen doesn’t believe cigarettes cause lung cancer.

    The whole point of a carbon tax is to make it more expensive to burn fossil fuels, so people will turn to alternative solutions. The rest of the world will pretty soon be imposing a carbon tariff on us. That will really help with jobs.

    • anon says:

      Just a scam like oil in the 70’s, and healthcare today, An outlet for the new rich of alt energy to get a very good spike in income till the next crisis like water. Feel good hosing unlike evil oil profiteers, and pols getting in on the action

      • Anonymous says:

        Water has been a crisis forever, we’ve just temporarily avoided it. Fighting over water sends countries to war quicker than anything, just you watch.

  8. nice suntan says:

    Even the “experts” are unable to discuss climate change without charged language and hyperbole. And as much as you hear about CO2, the most important debate is on feedback, which is not settled science.

    A discussion by lay folks, non climate scientists and the media is pretty much worthless. All the talk in is sound bites and fear tactics.

    By the way, the models used do a great job of explaining the past. But as for the future? There has not been enough data collected to say they will be right or wrong.

  9. DC Insider says:

    It is not going to be a good week for Ben Sasse. The Sharks are circling and he has made no friends in the Republican circles out here to give him cover.

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