Keeps on winning

Mayor Jean Stothert and the new Omaha City Council were sworn in yesterday for their new four year terms.

Brinker Harding and Vinny Palermo were the NKOTB, and provided a slight bit of intrigue for the gathered audience in the City Council chamber.

Ben Gray was re-elected Council President by a vote of 7-0, essentially finding that his tenure as President has been successful.

For VP, there was less unanimity. Chris Jerram was elected 5-2 over Aimee Melton. Melton has felt that a little bi-partisanship was due, and ran. While the votes were secret, it was generally felt that she had the support of fellow Republican Brinker Harding.

Omaha City Council: Festersen, Gray, Jerram, Palermo, Pahls, Harding & Melton

What she didn’t receive, apparently, was support from either Republican Rich Pahls or potential wildcard Democrat Vinny Palermo. Palermo reportedly would not signal to anyone how he planned to vote, but evidently sided with Jerram. Pahls…well…went his own way as well.

And FWIW, along with the other plans for the city’s growth that she outlined for the past 6 months of the campaign, Mayor Stothert also noted a call for a City Charter convention. There  a proposal to align city election dates with the Presidential elections will likely be proposed.

Of course to accomplish this, the City Council will need to go along — as well as a great deal of input from citizens.

Should be an interesting discussion, all ways.

 

…and a turkey in every pot!

On the route to securing the leftist Democrat base in Nebraska’s 2nd District, Brad Ashford has now declared on the Twitter that he is FOR a $15 national minimum wage!

That’s right! A 16 year old at the car wash in Broken Bow and the 58 year old mother of 4 at a an office building in Manhattan deserve the same basic wage!

And the car wash owner and the building owner, in Broken Bow and Manhattan, should be on the same footing!

So, Brad’s now against the KXL Pipeline and for the $15 min wage. Any other of the leftist positions he needs to cover in order to make a full genuflection to the Democrat party?

 

Blame Canada!

And speaking of the KXL, Leavenworth St. has heard of a transition that will be taking place soon.

The word we’ve received is that Omaha World-Herald reporter Robynn Tysver, who has been the chief political reporter for the paper for a number of years, will be leaving that position within a few weeks or so.

We have been told that she will become a press relations (or otherwise PR rep) for …TransCanada, in Omaha. Yes, THAT TransCanada.

Whatever your feelings about whether or not Robynn had a political slant in some of her stories, she is undoubtably a very good writer and has had a very good sense of the political scene in Omaha and Nebraska.

We wish her the best in the new gig.

24 comments

  1. Bluejay says:

    Speaking of KXL, it turns out arrested leaker Reality Winner is strongly against KXL and DAPL. In fact she protested against DAPL at her Congressman’s office. She was also a big backer of Bernie Sanders. Reality Winner sounds exactly like Janie Kleeb. Still wondering who pays Kleeb for her radical and loony views about pipelines. Maybe Robyn can be a mole and find out the truth. Who funds Bold Nebraska? Vlad?

      • Bluejay says:

        Anon:

        There is a long history of the former Soviet Union creating front groups to assist the Democrat party. It wouldn’t surprise me in the least if Bold Nebraska was a funded by, and a front group for, Russia. Russia and OPEC are the prime beneficiaries if KXL is not built.

  2. Trump Crime Family says:

    Breaking –
    “Eric Trump’s foundation funneled $100,000 intended for child cancer research to Trump Organization”

    Slimy, morals-free P.O.S.
    It’s hereditary… who knew?

  3. Bluejay says:

    The CAGW scam is profoundly anti-American. We would have paid billions and cut our industrial production while China and India got a free pass. OPEC and Russia sell the energy to fuel the economic growth for China and India. The rest of the world loved the Paris Treaty because the US got screwed.

  4. GOP apologists and cowards says:

    This morning, in a speech to Australia’s National Press Club:
    Watergate ‘pales’ in comparison to Trump-Russia scandal.
    – James Clapper
    50 year veteran of the intelligence community. Retired USAF Lt. General, former Director of Defense Intelligence under George H.W. Bush; former Director of the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency under George W and Obama; former Director of National Intelligence under Obama.

    “I lived through Watergate. I was on active duty then as a young officer in the Air Force, and it was a scary time. But it was against the backdrop of all the post-Vietnam trauma, which seemed, at least in my memory, amplified the crisis in our system with Watergate..
    ..I have to say though that I think when you compare the two, Watergate pales, really, in my view, compared to what we’re confronting now.”

      • GOP APOLOGISTS and cowards says:

        I would’ve expected no less from you, Bluejay.

        You’re Clinton Derangement Syndrome, eclipsed by only your Obama Derangement Syndrome, lead you to spend years on this blog embracing and regurgitating every batshit crazy conspiracy theory floated by a predatory right wing entertainment complex and a wholly delusional GOP.
        It’s clear you’ve somehow convinced yourself it is valorous to deny the informed consensus of 96% of the scientific community, while at the same time aligning yourself with kooks and fringe dwellers who are laughed at and mocked by their community peers.

        Why wouldn’t one expect you to deny the insight of one of the most experienced and revered leaders of the intelligence community.

        Creighton is surely proud you are such a vocal spokesperson.

      • Bluejay says:

        Go to the web site No Tricks Zone and look at the temp charts aggregated there. You will discover that the 96% consensus is a myth.

      • GOP APOLOGISTS and cowards says:

        Your NoTricksZone is farcical.
        It’s a blog written by Pierre L. Gosselin.
        Gosselin cites his credentials to be an associates degree in civil engineering from Vermont Technical College and a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Arizona,
        The site is simply a compendium of fringe opinion from an assortment of science community cast outs and fossil fuel industry shills.
        And this qualifies him as an authority, how?

        By the way, I get the shill part.
        Some people choose to cash in on whatever reputation they may have garnered over their career. Maybe their greedy, or maybe they’ve simply found themselves down on their luck and truly need the money. Caveat emptor.
        What I don’t get, is how so many seemingly informed, outwardly functional human beings can be so remarkably naive.

  5. case says:

    We all know Trump. But what’s up with Jim Comey? Hillary blames Comey for her loss. We all saw him condemn her for causing the loss of our top secrets, only for him to encourage her continue running an inept campaign. Comey now hammers Trump. So Comey wants to get Clinton, get Democrats, get Trump, get Republicans.

    Perhaps what Comey wants to get ias famous as the kingmaker blackmailer Hoover. But Hoover is famous for that now, not while he was doing it. Hoover undermined every president he worked for, directly blackmailing Lyndon Johnson and making Truman and JFK fear him, getting Nixon to admit on tape he was scared shitless of Hoover. Is Comey nuts? Insanity is no bar to advanced degrees or holding power.

    The FBI is America’s cancer. The worst of an entire systemic disease that is all US intelligence agencies. But the FBI is by far the worst. IT IS BUILT THAT WAY.

    The FBI is our internal Scotland Yard law enforcement AND our internal spy agency MI-5 equivalent. Thanks to Hoover in WWII talking FDR into allowing it, the FBI is now uniquely in charge of, enforcing our Bill of Rights safeguarding our citizens’ privacy WHILE the same FBI is in charge of violating it as our internal spy agency. This is guaranteed tyranny. And anyone drawn to lead it has a streak of tyrant in them.

    Our rank and file intelligence agents are patriots dedicated to Americans being safe. But those agencies are run by politicians like Brennen and Comey who are bent on empowering themselves as blackmailers. They call it something nicer. They don’t just collect info but direct its use necessarily as blackmail. And they are in charge of arresting themselves for it and they never do.

    In case its not clear, this problem isn’t partisan. Its not even politics or policy. Its gestapo run by itself. A bureaucratic design flaw. Cracking the FBI in half should fix it. But that crack’s FBI director’s power in half. Never has been a cancer that wanted itself cured.

    • It's a Jim Jones Nation says:

      Let’s just take your first paragraph.

      “We all saw him condemn her for causing the loss of our top secrets,”
      Never happened, Wholly imagined.

      “him to encourage her continue running an inept campaign.”
      Totally fallacious.

      “Comey wants to get Clinton, get Democrats, get Trump, get Republicans.”
      Delusional.

      Of course, you could prove me wrong.
      Go find a single source of support for any one of the above statements. Just one. We’ll wait.

      You people need to stop electing morons and demand they f–k up our country on your behalf.

  6. Brownbacklash says:

    Kansas state legislators finally stepped up and smacked down Sam Brownback’s supply side experiment gone awry in Kansas.
    The very same voodoo economics that has crushed Kansas, the the swill the NEGOP has for a decade tried to foist on Nebraska’s citizens.
    It was Jan 2013 that the national headlines called out an aggressive move by three Governors, Sam Brownback, Bobby Jindal and Dave Heineman, all who had embraced whackjob, serial failure, conservative icon Art Laffer and his tax cut scheme.
    If you’ll recall, it was that same year that Heineman and his henchman Beau McCoy introduced an ALEC drafted tax scheme, almost identical to Kansas’, to redistribute Nebraska’s wealth, ever upwards. Thankfully, it was the sane members of Nebraska’s business community who rose up, in a highly public battle, and defeated Heineman.

    Kansans may have finally beaten back the insanity that is failed Republican fiscal ideology, but it will be a long road back from the devastation it has wrought:
    “It’s hard to celebrate because Kansas is in such shambles. The magnitude of the problems that we have to correct is so great,” Rep. Melissa Rooker, R-Fairway, said.

    • Malloy says:

      we can make Kansas look good!

      Connecticut. Makes Kansas look good. They taxed the rich and business right out of the state.

      Connecticut stands on the cusp of an unprecedented fiscal crisis.

      The budget that Gov. Dannel P. Malloy will present to the legislature Feb. 8, in an attempt to close $3 billion in deficits over the next two years, is only a portent of a far greater, long-term challenge facing the the state.

      Simply, the bill is coming due in ever-increasing amounts for the 80-year failure of one of the richest states in the nation to adequately save for retirement benefits promised to teachers and state employees.

      Hobbled by debts accumulated by generations of governors and legislators, Connecticut for at least 15 years to come is likely to face a bleak and politically dangerous menu of options that could shape the state’s economy and quality of life.
      Keith M. Phaneuf

      Sounds like the kind of place the snowflakes should move to so they can contribute their taxes and save the failed progressive programs of massive debt. No, you can’t tax your way out of it.

      • Brownbacklash says:

        “..the 80-year failure of one of the richest states in the nation to adequately save for retirement benefits promised to teachers and state employees.”

        Connecticut Governors –
        1991 – 1995 – Lowell Weiker, Independent
        1995 – 2004 – John Rowland, Republican
        2004 – 2011 – Jodi Rell, Republican
        2011 – present – Dannel Malloy, Democrat

        Connecticut is a collective case, Republican and Democrat, of kicking the can down the road.
        The very same can-kicking you people celebrate in your intransigent, obstructionist Republican congress.
        Except, yours is far worse than kicking the can. You demand not only inaction, you demand that the anti-government trolls you elect (to govern) actively dismantle the institutions that have effectively served everyday Americans for generations.

        Kansas is a wholly different animal than Connecticut.
        Kansas is a catastrophe purposefully INFLICTED upon it’s citizenry by a handful of right wingers with a fever to once again experiment in the repeatedly failed alchemy that is supply side economics.
        It was envisioned to be the voodoo that would propel a bible thumping Sam Brownback, and his ‘moral majority’ cult, into the White House.

        Even the source you site notes that Connecticut’s fiscal crisis spans “generations of Governors”.
        Yet, your ideology demands you ignore the facts, and pretend instead that the fault lies solely with that dirty Democrat, Malloy.

  7. Reality Loser says:

    Nice to see Brad Ashford do his flip/flopping on issues while being a Democrat. So does Heath Mello come in and one-up Brad on this?

  8. einstein says:

    OMG!

    Gosselin cites his credentials to be an associates degree in civil engineering from Vermont Technical College and a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Arizona,
    The site is simply a compendium of fringe opinion from an assortment of science community cast outs and fossil fuel industry shills. And this qualifies him as an authority, how? By the way, I get the shill part. Some people choose to cash in on whatever reputation they may have garnered over their career. Maybe their greedy, or maybe they’ve simply found themselves down on their luck and truly need the money. Caveat emptor.

    Isn’t that EXACTLY how Al Gore started out? And now he is rich and the cult leader of millions if not billions.

    If the Trump admin. continued Obama admin. policies.
    The DOJ would be shaking down green companies and making them contribute to the skinheads and white supremacists.
    The DEA would be giving guns to gangs and handing out maps where the unarmed progressives live.
    The DOJ would be signing consent decrees with the BLM, antifah and the safe zone anti free speech folks in colleges.

    “You people need to stop electing morons and demand they f–k up our country on your behalf.”
    Translation; we give up on electing anyone since we are not in touch with anyone and now rely on the conservatives to elect someone we like. (PS. if this is our country, they aren’t f-king it up. In the science world, it is called evolution to correct a human system that harmed the species.)

    Question for all the science guys/gals on here. One of the goals of fighting climate change is to keep Earth’s temp from rising to much and melting all the ice. However, all the ice is already melting and the temp can’t be brought back down for up to a thousand years. So, aren’t you folks just a little late? Or as Bill Maher might put it, you spent all that time trying to get five year olds with immature brains their own authority to decide what their gender is instead of taking care of the real important sh_t.

    If the coasts become inundated by water, we can call it the revenge of the fly over folks. Bad part is, where will all those liberals move too?

    Elon Musk states man will be toast by 2030. So why worry about climate change? AI is coming to get you. Spend your money having a good time, because there isn’t much time left whatever happens.

    Maybe it’s time to consider what the important sh_t is. Musk and Hawking agree. Shouldn’t you progressives really start believing in science?

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