Tank commander

(AP Photo/Michael E. Samojeden, FILE)

Heath Mello told a group of coffee-drinkers today that he is forming a “think-tank” to…well…think about stuff, apparently.

No name or anything, else, but observers said it sounds like a re-tread of Adam Morfeld’s “Blue Bench” — to get Democrats to run for office.

…or maybe just a vehicle for Mello’s next venture…

And no word yet on ANY Democrats willing to run for Governor or U.S. Senate.


Just because he said it…

Ann Ferlic Ashford was having none of the criticism for her husband Brad deciding to run for Nebraska’s 2nd District Congressional seat — a gig she had also expressed interest in .

Ann took to the Twitters to rail against commenters (such as moi) for suggesting that Ashford, “got pushback from people saying it would be sexist if he ran instead of his wife.

Ann ranted, “Because a few wrote it online, it must be true? I’m so tired of people fanning false rhetoric in an effort to create . (That’s pronounced, “hashtag fake news“, for you oldsters.)

But see, here comes the funny part:

It was BRAD who said that to the Wall Street Journal:

AKA, “Stop quoting my husband!”

And Ann is also angry that people think she got (politically) shoved aside by her husband’s (political) ambition.

Then again, she was listed in several national stories about her possible intention to run for Congress — then she doesn’t even bother to issue a statement that she’s not running.

Hey look, the Ashfords can do whatever it is they do. Just don’t blame the rest of us for reporting on their ham-handed efforts to pretend they’re all progressive and Democratty for the party leftists.

It will be fun to watch Brad run as far as he can to the left in the Primary, then try to tack back the other way if he makes it to the General.

It’s like the man says: We need a compass, not a weathervane.


The hard work

Senator Deb Fischer met with Ivanka Trump today to discuss the Senator’s Strong Families Act.

She said…

“It’s so important to have Ivanka Trump use her platform to shine a light on the challenges working families face. I look forward to continuing to work with her on a way forward with policy solutions that can make a difference.”

Fischer and Senator Angus King (I-Maine) reintroduced the Strong Families Act in February. The bill would create a tax credit to incentivize businesses to offer up to 12 weeks of paid family leave per year. The leave would be separate from other vacation or sick leave, would be available to both male and female workers, and could be taken on an hourly basis. Employers would receive a nonrefundable tax credit equal to 25 percent of what they pay employees during their leave. Senator Rubio is a cosponsor of the bill. Fischer and King introduced versions of this bill the past two Congresses.


  1. Charlie Daniels says:

    Pelosi went down to Georgia
    She was lookin’ for a seat to steal
    She was in a bind
    ‘Cause she was way behind
    And she was willin’ to make a deal

    When she came upon this woman
    Sawin’ on a speech and playin’ it hot
    And the Former Speaker jumped
    Up on a hickory stump
    And said, “girl, let me tell you what
    I guess you didn’t know it
    But I’m a politician too
    And if you’d care to take a dare, I’ll make a bet with you
    Now you make a really good stump speech, girl
    But give the former speaker her due
    I’ll bet a congressional pin of gold
    Against your soul
    ‘Cause I think I’m better than you.”

    The girl said, “my name’s Karen Handel
    And it might be a sin
    But I’ll take your bet
    And you’re gonna regret
    ‘Cause I’m the best there’s ever been.”

    Karen, fire up your speech and play your issues hard
    ‘Cause hell’s broke loose in Georgia, and the Pelosi deals the cards
    And if you win, you get this Congressional pin made of gold
    But if you lose, the Former Speaker gets your soul

    Then Pelosi opened up her case
    And he said, “I’ll start this show.”
    And fire flew from her fingertips
    As she polished up her speech
    Then she start to spoke of Socialist Bliss
    She made an evil hiss
    And a band of Sanders supporters joined in
    And it sounded something like this

    “Single payer, free college, tax the 1%, resist, resist, resist”

    When the Former Speaker finished
    Karen Handel said, “well, you’re pretty good, old hun
    But sit down in that chair right there
    And let me show you how it’s done.”

    She played Repeal Obamacare, run Barak, run
    The Former Speaker in the House that is Republican Run
    Trump in the White House making Hillary eat Crow
    Republicans win special elections 5-0

    Then Pelosi bowed her head
    Because she knew that she’d been beat
    And she laid that golden congressional pin
    On the ground at Karen Handle’s feet
    Karen said, “Nancy, just come on back
    If you ever want to try again
    I done told you once you son of a bitch
    I’m the best that’s ever been.”

    She played Repeal Obamacare, run Barak, run
    The Former Speaker in the House that is Republican Run
    Trump in the White House making Hillary
    Republicans win special elections 5-0

  2. TexasAnnie says:

    Six weeks of paid family leave financed through state unemployment insurance programs! Now there’a a plan we can all disbelieve…like the 1975 federal state “partnership” forged between the federal and state governments, whereby the feds pay 40% excess costs and the states abide SPED mandates. Now in our 42nd year, the feds are providing as much as, wait for it, a whopping 15%, and the states are providing evidently meaningless SPED services, —in view of this year’s SCOTUS ruling!

    So. All y’all shouldn’t get too excited about Ivanka’s family leave plan. It’s just another example of fake news, whereby the Congress passes a law which is not funded and thereby establishes a mechanism for aggrieved participants to get into court, while simultaneously screwing with the tax code and promoting greater social injustice. If the birth of babies is to require six weeks of state support, what should the state be providing after the first six weeks? And why can’t the Congress make laws that apply to everyone, not just it’s newest favorite sons?

    • texasfailure, says:

      why do we get the dregs of texas,

      Just what we need, a Texas whiner in Nebraska. I’ll bet you post in Oklahoma about the resurrection of your “great” football team. And before you come back with how bad ours is, remember, we aren’t wasting our time posting in your state blogs. Go away, your song is old and not eligible for the charts anymore.

      Your as irrelevant here as Texas. I guess your just to small time to get any responses down there. When you start paying taxes here again, come on back, you’ll have some cred and reason to post here other than you can’t post in your own state.

      • bynd's progressive sycophants says:

        Crap taste good,

        Still trying to remove that taste of crap from you mouth. Clue, it is not from anything external.

        And compared to you caterwauling progressives, I’m a virtual laugh factory.

        What’s it like to have bynd be such a controlling factor of your life:)

      • Anonymous says:

        She has comfort here as “libertarians” and “independents” think the hicks are buying what they can sell of their liberal masked bull. It doesn’t work in Texas

      • Crap Detector says:

        Liberal masked bull is state supported family leave plans. and bynd. He’s liberal masked bull.

  3. Bluejay says:

    “Jane Fleming Kleeb @janekleeb

    Tough loss for Dems and @ossoff tonight. My lesson, get big money out of politics. SC Dem lost by 2 points vs GA by 6 pts. Clear message.”

    Get big money out of politics? Osoff and friends spent $32m. Kleeb is incoherent.

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