Democrat challenger for Senator Deb Fischer

Leavenworth St. has learned that United States Senator Deb Fischer will have a Democrat challenger.

We are told that Lincoln City Councilwoman Jane Raybould will announce on Saturday that she will be a candidate for the Democrat nomination for the U.S. Senate in 2018. Raybould was the Democrat nominee for Lt. Governor, with running mate Chuck Hassebrook, in 2014.

According to an extensive June 2017 LJS story about Raybould, (wasn’t that a coincidence…) Raybould spent over 20 years working and living in Washington, D.C. Now she seems to be itching to get back.

How itchy?

Well, soon after hearing about Raybould’s venture into the Senate campaign arena, another contact suggested that Raybould’s real plan isn’t even the Senate. Word is that she is realistic about her chances against Nebraska’s well-liked and respected Senior Senator. (i.e. Not good chances.)

So what’s the REAL plan?

Build up her name ID in 2018…and run for Jeff Fortenberry’s Congressional seat in 2020.

Well…it’s a plan…maybe.

In any case, Raybould has shown that she is gung-ho for playing politics in Lincoln. Earlier this year, she and her husband provided the seed money for a Super PAC…to elected select candidates to the Lincoln City Government. (She even has something in common with the Koch brothers!)

Why she and her husband, along with the Mayor of Lincoln, found the need to go top-secret Super PAC, instead of simply donating to the candidate or party is unknown. (Maybe she isn’t that into the party…)

We will presumably be hearing more about Raybould in the next few days. (And btw, the countdown clock at is set to explode around 1am on Friday morning…) It will be interesting to see how much the national Democrats get behind her as well.


A third in the 2nd?

On the House front in Nebraska’s 2nd District, Leavenworth St. is also hearing rumblings of a THIRD candidate on the Democrat side.

Currently there is former Congressman Brad Ashford, the conventional front-runner and prefered choice of the national Democrats. They know him, know he has name ID, and know he can raise money.

But local Democrats also know that he’s not really “one of them”.

He has been known to deny the Democrats three times before the cock crows (I hate ObamaCare! I like Jeb Bush! I’ll be in whatever party you want me to be!) And he spent lots of time diving towards the middle in the last election, only to come up short.

So now there is an arguably bona-fide Democrat in the race in Kara Eastman. Whether or not she inspires hard-core Democrats in the district is one thing. But whether that translates to any real name ID or fundraising is another.

Could she beat Ashford? It’s possible.

But if another candidate jumps in? Unless that person has super name ID and fundraising abilities (the one we heard about lacks both), all that will happen is the third candidate would split the anti-Ashford vote. And Ashford skates into the General.

Depending on your outlook, that may be a good thing or a bad thing. But that’s the reality from these seats. We will have to wait and see what and who comes forward in the next few weeks and months.



  1. Anonymous says:

    It appears Street Sweeper is only posting on Friday’s now.
    Unless you use the twitter, you’ll be stuck here with stale insults, back and forth, among the regulars.

  2. Bluejay says:

    Didn’t think Jane was so foolish. And maybe she can get one of those Blue and Red Jaysker shirts like Howard Hawks. Jane is a Creighton alum.

    Funny how Jane and Ben go gaga over the Corn and neither are alums.

    That’s my question to Jane: Who does she cheer for in basketball?

    • notbynd says:

      Another sighting of the “Kleeb-Hating Blowjay.” Hear its cry, “janekleeb, janekleeb.” Prep must be so proud.

      • Bluejay says:

        Two Janes here. Raybould and Kleeb.

        I didn’t think Raybould would be so foolish to run. Clear from the context of my post. Deb wins by 20 points.

        Kleeb had little influence over Raybould. Raybould was going to run regardless. Kleeb just happy to have a candidate.

        For her Raybould’s kids, I hope she doesn’t spend her own money

    • repenting lawyer says:

      Bluejay, most of the Prepsters and CU grades I know are gaga over NE U football. I do not understand it, but it is true. Justice Thomas did not go Lincoln and he is a fanatic fan of Cornhuskers.. My grandmother, on the other hand, hated NE because of treatment of Notre Dame in the 20s, she listened to the games and prayed the rosary for their defeat, only with her death did they begin to win.

      • Bluejay says:


        Jane wasn’t a big basketball fan when she was at CU.

        I just don’t like the pandering aspect of wearing the trademarked N. I think Ben Sasse is the biggest offender; not that Yale football is good. I can’t recall other pols wearing Cornhusker Red like these two.

        Funny thing. I might have voted for Raybould over Ricketts.

    • notbynd says:

      The Creighton family didn’t found Creighton, with the approval of Omaha’s Catholic bishop, just so it could have a goddamn basketball team.

      College sports are an expensive annoyance & digression from mission, at-best. Let the pros run their own farm clubs and pay their athletes themselves.

      Everybody else, back to class, there’s work needs doing.

      • repenting lawyer says:

        notbynd, no evidence they wanted a law school either, a or female students for that matter.

      • notbynd says:

        No, there’s not. Ask yourself which additions are consistent with mission and charism? I know what my answer is.

      • repenting lawyer says:

        notbynd, maybe law school, while i am not a basketball fan, the sports program keeps the larger community of graduates and friends involved with CU, aids in fund raising, and gives people a subject of conversation they can agree on whatever they think of Trump,

  3. Winning! says:

    Breaking News in local politics –
    Lancaster County Treasurer Andy Stebbing, outspoken conservative and the NEGOPs champion they had hoped to ride to a Lincoln Mayoral victory, was just charged with with 2 counts of Making a False Statement in a Motor Vehicle Bill of Sale, and 2 counts of Filing a False Income Tax Return.

    • Then there's that says:

      The story is up now at the Lincoln Journal Star:
      “Lancaster County Treasurer Stebbing charged with five felonies”

      Each felony is punishable by up to 2 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

      While you’re at the Lincoln Journal Star, check out today’s story about State AG Doug Peterson’s refusal of the formal request of 17 Senators to engage a Special Prosecutor to look into the criminal violations of the Nebraska State Patrol and the malfeasance of Ricketts appointment to head the State Patrol, Brad Rice.
      Earlier this month Ricketts confirmed an “ongoing FBI investigation” into widespread and potentially criminal misconduct within the top command of the Nebraska State Patrol.
      Apparently the highest legal authority in our state, Attorney General Peterson, thinks such criminal conduct by Nebraska State Patrol is not the purview of his office. He then suggests an investigation of the NE State Patrol might be best handled by a County Attorney’s office.
      AG Peterson didn’t specify which of Nebraska’s 93 counties, each having jurisdiction over only their own county, may be best suited for such an endeavor.

      Then again, in Peterson’s defense, he and his taxpayer supported staff of lawyers may be occupied with this:
      “Nine states join Nebraska in suit over transgender bathroom policy”

      And he just recently he committed time and resources in joining the fight to have those dirty young Dreamers rounded up and removed:
      “Nebraska attorney general asks Trump administration to phase out DACA program”

      Thankfully, SCOTUS recently freed AG Peterson of this burden:
      “Supreme Court denies Oklahoma and Nebraska challenge to Colorado pot”

      • Paul Harvey says:

        If you actually had to post the whole story, you wouldn’t be able to post. But thank god there are left leaning rags in this state we can all read to get the full story.

        So, how does no more DACA equate to round them up and remove them? Heck, they can’t even find enough judges to deport those even you agree should be deported. You do agree felons etc should be deported don’t you?

        As for the bathroom situation, it is a tempest in a tea pot. Every one was dealing with it rather successfully when the Obama administration decided they could write the law the way they wanted it. Had they left it alone, it would not be an issue. The worst part being, children’s whose minds do not fully develop until around age 25, (that’s science by the way) are allowed to decide something as important as gender. Not even being able to process what that means. And of course, no adult can over ride that decision. The baby monkeys have taken over the zoo.

      • Then there's that says:

        To Question –
        What resources do you imagine an underfunded Federal Bureau of Investigation might commit to this investigation?
        How fulsome do you believe was the investigation, and subsequent transfer of information from Gov Ricketts office, courtesy of his lead investigator, the Chief Human Resources Officer (a new position created by Ricketts) with two degrees in political science and a prior tenure as Vice Chairman of the Republican Liberty Caucus of San Diego?
        How much fucks do you imagine the FBI gives about a bumbling, bible thumping Brad Rice, or the sexual intrusions of rookie female law officers or the seemingly widespread practice of yet more or their fellow law enforcement officers beating down innocent civilians?
        Where do you think this investigation might fall in the hierarchy of importance?

        Equally relevant are the farcical (politically opportune) pursuits in which AG Peterson engages his office. It simply could not be more apparent that this massive taxpayer suck of a department (5 distinct bureaus employing more than 60 attorneys and all their associated staff) has virtually nothing of importance on it’s plate.
        Peterson, like Bruning before him, uses this office for political grandstanding, along with polishing the incessant flow of turds that are a voluminous byproduct of Ricketts’ amateurish adventures in governance.

        To Paul Harvey,
        a) It’s clear you know squat about DACA.
        b) It’s equally clear you’re not a trained psychiatrist or medical professional (both requiring advanced degrees in science and medicine, by the way)
        c) You might want to check with a professional plumber, or maybe a quick call to the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality.
        There’s a high probability they’ll find lead in the pipes leading to your home.

      • LG says:

        To; then there’s that

        I should have listened to Mark Twain. You have drug me down to your level of stupid and beat me with your vast experience. And here I thought you were actually here to maybe learn something and exchange ideas.

        silly me:)

  4. Anonymous says:

    Nutty as a fruitcake. Democrats have the corner on fruitcakes. But Congress has nuts all over.

    Congresswoman Pelosi who confuses Aesop with Justice Holmes is abysmally stupid not insane. Insane is a brain damaged Senator Clinton nominated for President or McCain with brain cancer who babbled incoherently to Comey and then killed healthcare reform. These are the legislators who want to oust DT for being nuts. Good luck.

    • notbynd says:

      But not our brain damaged president? Quite a scrambled bowl of guacamole on his august shoulders. Maybe more golf at public expense will help?

      • Anonymous says:

        As the first grader said at recess when trying to be the big kid on the block: Takes one to know one.

      • notbynd says:

        On further reflection and soul searching, I realize the above post was not by bynd. Indeed I make a solemn pledge now to be more careful in the future on putting names to posts when I have no idea who it is. Such a screw up should be beneath me.
        I apologize to bynd and ask for his forgiveness.
        I apologize to SS for writing such garbage on his site. It is not my aim to make this into just a cry baby whiners response area. Even though sometimes it appears to be so.
        And I apologize to all the other posters on here who strive for accuracy and honesty. I didn’t live up to your standards and expectations.

        May you all forgive me for being such a jerk.

  5. Sparkles says:

    I love Creighton Basketball. It is a source of pride for Omaha. Only wish I had cable in my mom’s basement to watch the games.

  6. Jean Raybould's Website says:

    I’m sad that there are logos of big banks blurred out on my home page. Big banks are ruining America! Shame on you, big banks! But I put you on my website anyway.

  7. Weaner dawg says:

    Humans are born with a suck-swallow-breathe reflex. Milk is the food. Give a baby puree and they suck it. When teeth come, this simple sequence must change to complex chew movements of jaw and tongue, while mastering hand-fork motor skills, with feedback from gag/pain reflexes. It is difficult, unlike the easy infantile sucking of pap.

    Babies hate being weaned. A mammalian process, weaning aggression is common in mothers seen to cuff the angry “toddler” away from teat to solid food, forcing the baby to learn to work to eat.

    Experts suggest weaning leads to poor food acceptance later. (Low gluttony esteem? America’s gross national product is human fat.) These experts say “through playful exploration” BABY LED WEANING provides “an opportunity for infants to practice new complex oral and motor skills that get the child to feed itself… allows the infant to be in charge of what goes in their mouth, how it goes in, and when.”

    Opportunity for a child to prefer to work rather than effortlessly suck a teat? And the infant in charge of what they choose to eat and when they choose to do the work of eating it? Are you kidding?

    Where have we seen this before? Oh yea. Politics. The “experts” are our Political Class, the professional nannies of the nanny state.

    Here’s a thought. Let’s elect a President to wean the brats and fire the nannies. We have to do that before we can move on to toilet training Congress.

    • Reality says:

      Another clueless, babbling Trumper.
      All empirical evidence shows that it is the Red States that are the Welfare Queens.
      It is the Trump voter who is far more likely to be nursing off the teat of hard working Blue state populations forced to subsidize their sloth and gluttony.

      2017’s Top Ten Most Federally Dependent States –
      1 – Kentucky (Trump won 63% to Clinton’s 33%)
      2 – Mississippi (Trump 58 / Clinton 40)
      3 – New Mexico (Clinton 48 / Trump 40)
      4 – Alabama (Trump 63 / Clinton 34)
      5 – West Virginia (Trump 69 / Clinton 27)
      6 – South Carolina (Trump 55 / Clinton 41)
      7 – Montana (Trump 57 / Clinton 36)
      8 – Tennessee (Trump 61 / Clinton 35)
      9 – Maine (Clinton 48 / Trump 45)
      10 – Mike Pence’s Indiana (Trump 57 / Clinton 38)

      Matthew 7:3
      Why do you see the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye?

      Your reading lesson for the day is from the July 30, 2016, New York Times:
      “The Path to Prosperity Is Blue”

      • do unto others says:

        2 Thessalonians, 10For even while we were with you, we gave you this command: “If anyone is unwilling to work, he shall not eat.” 11Yet we hear that some of you are leading undisciplined lives and accomplishing nothing but being busybodies.…

        Lev. 23:22
        ‘When you reap the harvest of your land, do not reap to the very edges of your field or gather the gleanings of your harvest. Leave them for the poor and for the foreigner residing among you. I am the LORD your God.'”

        You seem to always miss the verses that really apply to your posts. If you’re going to follow the Bible, follow it all. Because you don’t appear to have the knowledge to use it as: 2 Tim 3: 16, All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness,

        If you need help, just ask.

      • Realty says:

        Dumbass bynd,

        Thank you for your support, and for telling the slothenly Trumpers what they need to hear.
        As noted previously, you’re message is most ideally suited for a Trump rally.

        p.s. – it’s more than humorous that in your book of fables, Jesus’s disciple Paul would call others ‘busybodies’.
        You know, of course, the words you quoted from the Second Epistle to the Thessalonians, were the words of Paul, not Jesus.
        For it is Jesus who said:
        “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.”

        You see, bynd, caring for the poor and marginalized is in fact a central tenet of your gospel.
        Although, there is a curious movement among today’s evangelical right wingers. You’ll find a growing number of them now trying to rewrite, after 2000 years, the meaning of Mathew 25:40. You’ll now find they claim that ‘the least of these’, should be defined as only those who share your same faith. Some go so far as to limit the scope of ‘the least of these’, to itinerant Christian preachers and teachers.
        Apparently when one reaches the pearly gates, they are greeted by a large neon sign:
        And the sign said long haired, freaky people need not apply.

        But for a growing number of Americans, myself included, we don’t need an ancient, ever changing book of fables to scare us into an embrace of our fellow human beings.

      • sparkles, the NYtimes for local progressives says:

        TL;DR because it is SSDD. I hope your limited comprehension of anything not sparkles allows you to understand what I just posted. No, I won’t be drug down to your level of stupid again.

      • notReality says:


        As I have stated before, I always find it amusing when some one who has know idea what the Bible is, tries to use it to shame anyone.

        So the first realty. Find some where in the Bible where Jesus tells the Roman government how to conduct their business. Hint, don’t waste the time. The Bible isn’t about government except for Ro 13. It has two functions, reward good, punish evil. It is about individuals. And since you have no idea how Christians may or may not serve their Lord, your ignorance in such matters is to your detriment and harm. No one else.

        Instructions in the Bible are for members of the church. And like groups, even all of yours, no one is perfect and they don’t always get it right.

        You seem to think there is hierarchy to those who wrote the Bible. Although there are many authors, they all come from one source.
        2 Tim 3 16-17: All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be… Note the first 5 words.

        In other words, it all comes from God.

        Don’t quite comprehend that revelation? Well what did Jesus say about it?
        John 7: 15The Jews were amazed and asked, “How did this man attain such learning without having studied?” 16“My teaching is not My own, Jesus replied. “It comes from Him who sent Me. 17If anyone desires to do His will, he will know whether My teaching is from God or whether I speak on My own

        You must live a very empty life since it appears you haven’t found the way to stop that aching in your heart.

  8. Bluejay says:

    This is what I don’t get. Raybould is effectively running against Trump. Is she going to do so openly? Running against Deb and her record is a non-starter. But didn’t Trump win Nebraska by a wide margin? Does Nebraska want to send an anti-Trump vote to the Senate?

    Now if Jane ran against Pete, Trump is not an issue. She could run against Pete and his record. And I might even have voted for Jane. Or Bob Krist.

    Ricketts can be defeated with the right candidate. Not easily, but possible.

    • Democrat says:

      In the last 24 hours, Don Bacon and Pete Ricketts have both come out to publicly embrace some of the very same positions touted by Jane Raybould.
      Don Bacon embracing DACA.
      Pete in a staunch defense of NAFTA.

      • not a fan of history are you says:

        History revisionism and it is barley even historical yet.

        Except Dan and Pete were there long before Jane and especially Pete. Jane seems to be another Brad.

        Honored to co-sponsor #HR496: BRIDGE ACT to support our #DACA youth in #NE02. It is the moral + right thing to do
        Dan Bacon 7/14/17


        Peter Ricketts on Free Trade
        Republican Senate Challenger

        Ooops. Another one bites the dust. (make that two) chuckle

    • Wretching says:

      Jane is their biggest gun, be she must dance knowing how flaky her party is. Shakey support for her while party solidly embracing 2nd rate Bernie in Ashford. People are waiting for better from both parties. Krist has the right idea, but he is the wrong person.

      • Democrat says:

        I wholeheartedly agree that Ashford is a flawed candidate. I wish our party wasn’t burden with his candidacy. Half of the people each and every one of us work with every day would be better suited to the role than Brad Ashford (or Don Bacon, or Adrian Smith, or Pete Ricketts, or Deb Fischer)
        Jane Kleeb is proving to be a poor leader in Nebraska, just as Tom Perez and Keith Ellison are poor leaders on the national stage.
        Democrats always seem to find a way to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.

        Between Fisher and Raybould, it is Raybould who is the superior candidate and politician.
        Deb will try to hide from personally engaging or debating Raybould. Given the opportunity, Raybould will prove, to the objective observer, it is she who is the superior voice for all Nebraskans.
        The problem in Nebraska (Trump country) is that there are so few objective observers.

        Krist is vastly superior to Ricketts.
        You have to be living under a rock not to see Ricketts for what he is, and who it is he represents.

      • Wretching says:

        Jane had it all, if she was going for state office she should have shed the lead on KXL, especially with Obama, and being a media tool for her 15 minutes. Second mistake head of that party. She could have had a good chance to beat Ricketts

    • Democrat says:

      Some more inconvenient science for ya.
      A science historian Naomi Oreskes and Harvard researcher Geoffrey Supran have published the first peer-reviewed, comprehensive analysis of Exxon’s climate communications,
      You can find their results of their analysis here:
      “Assessing ExxonMobil’s climate change communications (1977–2014)”

      The study definitely shows that ExxonMobil has been engaged in an active campaign to mislead the public, for decades.
      ExxonMobil’s scientist are in full agreement that the risk of climate change is clear and the risk warrants action. Increasing carbon emissions in the atmosphere are having a warming effect. There is a broad scientific and policy consensus that action must be taken to further quantify and assess the risks.
      ExxonMobil’s scientist are in full agreement that man has and is playing a significant role in the dangerous warming of our planet.

      You, Limbaugh and Trump and have fewer and fewer places to turn in your denial of science.

      • anon says:

        In the Peanut farmers reign industry had the full pages ads that we would be out of oil in ten years. Reminds me of the healthcare scarenario of today, higher prices, the government intervenes, and higher prices yet

      • nothing is new under the sun says:

        To; Democrat

        Imagine after the tobacco fiasco and Karen Silkwood, someone is still surprised at such things.

        All one can do is shake their head an wonder under which large rock has this person been hiding.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Weaning –the milk of human unkindness– must be powerful stuff. Just mentioning it drives atheistic Leftwingers to quote the bible and blame welfare on the Republican Party.

    The working Blue States’ populations voted for Trump. Its the sucking Blew States that voted for Clinton.

  10. Reality says:

    A new study titled: Partisanship, Propaganda, and Disinformation: Online Media and the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election was just published by the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University.

    It reveals in great detail how the right wing media has lead a sustained campaign of propaganda and disinformation. How the right wing entertainment complex has lied to and mislead a gullible right.
    The study clearly delineates the objective journalism inherent to the left, from the lunacy, lies and deliberate misinformation that passes for journalism (and thought) on the right.

    You can read the study, or simply peruse the Executive Summary by googling the title above.


      • Reality says:

        You don’t have to take anything at ‘face value’, goober.
        Read the gd study!
        It is yet another in a great number of rigorous studies showing the right wing media is unique in the way it intentionally misleads and fleeces it audience.

        There is no equivalency to this right wing hucksterism to be found in media embraced by the left.

        The study proves, yet again, hucksterism simply doesn’t sell on the left.
        ‘Both Sides’ in fact DON’T do it!
        It appears the only Republicans mind was attuned to the siren cry, leading countless millions to grab their boards and ride The Great Wave of Stoopid.

  11. Anonymous says:

    OWH has a story up about Don Bacon’s North Omaha town hall.
    Lot’s of Omahans yelling at Bacon as he frantically ran away from your cretin president as fast as he can, on almost every issue.

    You guys sure Bacon is a ‘real’ Republican?

    DACA, Transgenders in the military, Community Development Block Grants, racism and the Klan..
    A person might come away from that North O event thinking Don has gone all librul, and snowflakey.

  12. anonymous says: is a donate to “Obamacare’s Cornhusker Nemesis” site that Sasse has had up forever even though he says he hasn’t decided if he is running for reelection in 2020. Question is, why has he been raising money since 2015. Such bs. And Nemesis? Crickets from Nemesis Ben on any Big Idea to solve healthcare. Take your insurance across state lines. That’s it? So much bs from BS.

  13. Anonymous says:

    Does Jane Raybould have a neck?

    We don’t wish to accuse her of being spineless or having so much that it forms a hump. Maybe a perpetual shrug. But that is some real shit posture in a formal photograph. It might be a plus on Halloween if you add a cackle.

  14. Mr. Smith says:

    “Report says Nebraska’s business tax incentives are net loss for state”

    Yet another report that has objectively determined that Nebraska’s Corporate Welfare Trough is harmful to Nebraska’s poor and struggling middle class, and to the economic security of our state.

    Yet another instance where the Republicans respond with – We don’t care.
    Fuch the little guys! Our rich corporate pals needs their money. For Christ’s sake, that’s why we got elected! That’s the Republican way.

    And it is certain to be yet another instance where the NEGOP base will applaud and re-elect the very representatives that have been lying to their face for decades about fiscal accountability. Lying to their face before spinning them around and bending them over for another good schtooping on behalf of their rich pals.

    WTF is wrong with you people?
    Will you EVER wake up?

    • Anonymous says:

      And add the fact that many corporate layoffs and now in the Omaha mix!
      You can bet those who are losing their tax-subsidized jobs are awake now!

  15. Well there's floodin' down in Texas.. says:

    Hurricane Harvey has delivered to Houston the third “500 year flood” in the last 3 years.

    But y’all keep telling yourselves that there is no such thing as global climate change.
    It’s Just hoax perpetrated by the Chinese so they can steal our jobs.

    Republicans will scream and rage about building a border wall to keep the Mexicans out, but those same Texans and Republicans will refuse to pony up for a coastal wall to protect the 4th largest city in America from what has become an annual devastation.

    Houston is the petrochemical and extraction industry capital of the western world. It is going to take a decade to clean up the ecological disaster that will be left behind by Harvey.
    Thank god we’re gutting the EPA, right?
    Thank god Trump’s 2018 budget proposes $600 million in cuts to FEMA’s budget.
    Thank god Ben Carson is overseeing the dismantling of the department of Housing and Urban development.
    Because. clearly, none of those government functions are necessary.

    And by god, we all need to demand a militarized force down there, on the ground, in Texas for the next decade. We need to make sure illegals take no part in the massive clean up and rebuilding efforts. We need to make sure no American businesses are profiting from the sweat of migrant laborers as they provide the backbone and indomitable work ethic (in the oppressive heat, humidity and pending rot) that will be necessary to clean up and rebuild cities all along the coast.

    F-ck Yeah!!

    • Stupid is as Stupid does says:

      Less than two weeks ago, Trump, via Executive Order, rescinded an Obama administration federal rule (Federal Flood Risk Management Standard ) that required federal, state and local agencies to take steps to enhance buildings, highways and other infrastructure with protections from flooding.

      Trump referred to these common sense, preventative measures as; “a massive, self-inflicted wound on our country.”

    • notbynd says:

      Trump and family are conducting a self-promotion visit to the Houston-area. What’s he going to do, yell at the water?

      Houston will be rebuilt, but it better be another 100 miles inland so it matches the new coastline.

    • please tell us says:

      So please explain how those cuts in government have anything to do with Texas. Or specifically how they F-ck Murica.

      Are you saying there is no waste or abuse in they federal government that can be cut?

      FEMA’s budget is 13.9 billion. 600 million represents 0.04316546762 of that budget. And that hurts how specifically?

      Do you believe that all disasters should be covered by the Federal government? Do individual states have any responsibility?

      I’ve seen no one on here who claims climate change is a hoax perpetrated by the Chinese. Can you tell us specifically who you are referring to?

      ” We need to make sure illegals take no part in the massive clean up and rebuilding efforts. We need to make sure no American businesses are profiting from the sweat of migrant laborers as they provide the backbone and indomitable work ethic (in the oppressive heat, humidity and pending rot) that will be necessary to clean up and rebuild cities all along the coast. ”

      How do we do that? If they weren’t here they couldn’t be exploited could they?

  16. Karma says:

    Hurricane Sandy smashed into the east coast on Oct. 29, 2012.
    It took a Republican stifled congress more than two months to approve an initial $9.7 billion in ‘immediate’ aid for the newly homeless victims of Sandy.

    When the bill was finally allowed to come up for a vote, a Democratic-controlled Senate passed the initial aid bill by unanimous vote.
    67 congressmen in the House voted “No” to providing immediate assistance to Sandy victims. All 67, Republicans.
    Of those 67, eight were from Texas. Including Texas Congressmen whose districts are along the section of the gulf coast that currently lies under water.
    On the final relief package for the victims of Hurricane Sandy, of the 24 GOP members of the Texas House delegation in 2013, all but one voted against the Sandy relief package. Both of Texas’ Senators, Cruz and Cornyn, voted No.

    Someone needs to ask those Republican congressmen how many months the people of Houston should be required to wait before receiving federal aid, or, if they should receive federal aid at all.

    • please tell us says:

      Should we give aid to anyone who asks for it? Do you know the guidelines for federal aid so you can help us to understand? What fiscal control or fiscal common sense did the Democrats show by approving it immediately? Or doe we not need such controls? How much of that money went to fraud and abuse?

    • TexasAnnie says:

      I expected someone on Leavenworth St. to put up a revenge post! And here it is!!!
      Yes it is true that the Texas Congressmen who voted ‘NO’ to the overstuffed Sandy “relief” monies, will now be voting ‘YES’ to Harvey relief monies. I expect that we’re looking at the same flood pictures and broadcasts; it is not possible for me to want to punish these victims for what their representatives did back in 2013. Is that really what you want?

      I don’t know how much relief is/was warranted now, nor back then. And I can’t trust the spin from either the Republicans or Democrats. (Federal SPED funding taught me all about the games Congress plays.) What I do know is that I don’t wish revenge —your notion of Karma, on flood victims, ever… FEMA monies only shelter and clean up; they do not rebuild. Some folks have lost everything and have nothing to rebuild with. They’ll have to move on (and we’ve got some great Cajun food now in Austin and San Antonio as a result of the Katrina flooding in New Orleans more than a decade ago).
      But don’t worry ’bout me. I’m high and dry over here in the Texas Hill Country!

  17. FYI says:

    Standard homeowners and renters insurance does not cover flood damage.

    But these people who just lost everything they own won’t need a helping hand.
    If the Republicans can just hurry up with their massive tax cuts for the 0.01%, why, each and every one of these newly homeless families will be able to bask in the glory of trickle down!

    • please tell us says:

      Since the storm is still on going and damage being wrought, how do you know those folks won’t get the help they need? Or is that just a subjective opinion. Hasn’t a disaster declaration for Texas and 5 parishes in Louisiana already been declared? Isn’t that what it takes to release FEMA money and other disaster monies?

    • please tell us says:

      So, the Republican controlled congress has been unable to pass any legislation of any significance.

      What in the world makes you think they can pass tax cut legislation?

  18. Anonymous says:

    bynd (please tell us),
    Thank you for showing up to take your daily dump.
    This site’s just not the same without being forced to slog through a few piles of your excrement.

    • please tell us says:

      It is the progressives on here who demand dialogue. There is at least one progressive on here, you, who either refuses or is unable to do so.

      Maybe if you used original material you could formulate a real response. I know it is impossible when all you do is parrot from other partisan internet sites.

      But now I can’t wait for your other partisan buddies to hop on and tell us how much of victim you are just because someone dared to ask you questions and asked you to justify your posting. You truly are, in the real sense of the saying a, chicken shite POS.

    • Fusion GP Yes! says:

      Speaking of Fusion GPS…
      Y’all remember when Breitbart, Hannity, and the Fox & Fiends crew, with the support of the Republican Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Chuck Grassley, were all pointing to Fusion GPS as a smoking gun that would reveal a dastardly Dem plot to falsely malign Trump and to spread horrible lies via a phony dossier from a British intelligence officer?

      Ya’ll remember that?
      One story after another, day after day in Breitbart about the how the dirty Dem plot was going to be exposed and Donald Trump was going to be exonerated.
      Every night Hannity was breathless in his outrage as he railed about Fusion GPS and that dirty dossier. He even brought Don Jr. on his show to, as we would later find out, lie his ass off.

      Well, now that the head of Fusion GPS has spent 10 hours testifying before Chuck Grassley’s Senate Judiciary Committee, those breathless stories have all but disappeared from the right wing media.
      Not only that, Fusion GPS has come forward to declare that it stands by the information contained in the British intelligence dossier, and it is asking Chuck Grassley and the Senate Judiciary Committee to release all 10 hours of its testimony to the public.

      • condem all meddling in our election says:

        Do you remember when collusion with the Russians was all the rage in the news also?

        The only entity standing by the Fusion report is Fusion, and few other not so smart folks like you. That tells anyone with a lick of common sense, there maybe something wrong there.


      • Outside the right wing misinformation bubble says:

        You ask:
        “Do you remember when collusion with the Russians was all the rage in the news also?”

        Hate to break it to you, but It’s STILL all the rage, just not in the fetid winger swamps you frequent.
        The whole Trump clan is in serious legal jeopardy. The drip, drip, drip has never ended, revealing every day, more and more evidence of the Trump clan’s deep ties to Russia.

        That’s why you see headlines like this one, from only yesterday –
        “GOP lawmaker proposes amendment to stop Mueller investigation”

        It was only 5 days ago a Republican senator told a New York Times reporter that Donald Trump is “consumed” with the Russia scandal.

        23 hours ago the headline in the New York Times reads as follows:
        “Trump Associate Boasted That Moscow Business Deal ‘Will Get Donald Elected’”

        And 18 minutes ago, Jennifer Rubin, the long time conservative columnist in her regular Washington Post column ‘Right Turn’, gave us this headline:
        “What more proof of a secret Russian connection do we need?”

      • condem all meddling in our election says:

        If everything proposed meant it was going to happen, we would be in world hurt.

        Come back when you have something solid. We shouldn’t see you for a long time.

        Headlines mean squat. They are meant for ratings. And for Grubers like you to salivate over them. That’s what not having a life looks like.

        What more proof of a secret Russian connection do we need?”

        In your world, murica, of anarchy, nothing. By your standards HRC should be serving time.

        In America, a conviction by a court of law. Think about it. It protects even you.

  19. The lady doth protest too much, methinks says:

    Poor little snowflake Kaitlyn Mullen, a sophomore at UNL.

    She set up a table in front of the NE Student Union in an effort to recruit students for the controversial right wing group Turning Point USA.
    Her table featured two prominent signs hanging from the front, reading: Big Govt SUCKS, and Socialism SUCKS.

    Poor Kaitlyn and the free market of ideas she champions didn’t reward her with the warm embrace and legions of fellow neo-fascist youth for which she was so hoping.
    Instead, she got sneers from passing students and a couple UNL Professors and students who took to the time to draw up their own signs and begin to peacefully engage in their own free speech rights near her table.

    This turn of events, somehow surprising to Kaitlyn, lead poor little snowflake to cry and flee her post.
    She subsequently whined enough to get a meeting with the UNL Chancellor, as well as get her video of the oh so tragic turn of events played on the teevee.
    A video that serves only to prove what a whiney little snowflake is Ms. Kaitlyn.

    • 1/2 the story, again. says:


      You were an eyewitness then?

      Revisionism much. “peacefully engage.”

      Were the professors out there on our time and dime? As you snowflakes love to talk about, what about Nebraska nice? What about a teachable moment to engage in civil conversation? These are the self absorbed people we pay good money to teach your children about how a civil society works?

      But then universities are not about teaching any more are they?

      • Tiberius Kirk says:

        Hey, Dorkus Aurelius, defender of the aggrieved, you can go watch the video of the girl’s interaction on campus yourself.

        Or you can continued to babble and spew, your choice.

        (And we ALL know which of the two bynd will choose)

      • Oracle says:

        What about a teachable moment to engage in civil conversation?
        Her table featured two prominent signs hanging from the front, reading: Big Govt SUCKS, and Socialism SUCKS.
        IMHO posting those signs indicated she was not there for “civil conversation”. Sounds like a set up to prove how mean those libruls are.

      • Anonymous says:

        Certain to be a set up.
        Deliberate provocation, achieving exactly what they were hoping; an audience with the Chancellor, an article in the OWH, coverage by both WOWT and KETV and a cry of grievance and oppression by the elites, to be put to use as a fundraiser on the homepage.

        In the footsteps of their president, they’re mastering the art of the con at an early age.

      • repenting lawyer says:

        1/2 the story, she was a law student, do you have some evidence law schools do not teach any more, or given the author of this blog and Bluejay both went to law school, that the schools turn out only the left think? What about the Federalist Society?

      • to the two Ophiocordyceps says:

        tiberius dickhead and or ass cle,

        So in your books, a professor doesn’t have to control them self. Instead of teaching civil discourse and how to express a different point of view without stupid signs but with actual words. Actually accomplishing something?

        God, you two are perfect examples of why this world id so F-ked up. Your rights over everything. College professors have no responsibility to teach, especially in a teachable moment. Hell we can pay bums to teach then. And bums to carry signs. Or is it bums carry protest signs.

        quae ducit ad stultus.

      • Anonymous says:

        “Hell we can pay bums to teach then.”

        Sorry, the bums are all fully employed.
        The government discovered them to be ideally qualified to guard remote missile silos out in the wastelands of SisterDidddle, North Dakota.

      • to the two Ophiocordyceps says:

        To; Anonymous and oracle,

        There is no doubt that if Darwin were alive today and met you two, he would disavow evolution as a way to advance the world and survival of the fittest. And yes I know, survival of the fittest is not really one of his things.

    • Trans Parent says:

      Yeah, cause everyone runs away in tears at the sight of 5 women with hand made craft paper signs.

      Also, she failed to acquire the requisite authorization to set up a table and dispense propaganda in the space in front the student union.
      UNL, like most campuses, has a designated ‘Free Speech Zone’. She was informed by officials from the university of her violation and was invited to take her materials and her 1st amendment rights a few hundred yards to the northwest, to the Free Speech Zone.
      She refused.
      It was her intent to make a scene.
      Hers were the crocodile tears of a budding little right wing grifter.
      She’s probably entertaining herself at her sorority house right now, punching puppies.

      • professors acting like sophmores says:

        If it was her intent to make a scene, and she did, whose the fool playing into her hands? The sophomoric acting professor?

        Sounds like she took a page from antifa.

  20. Yep says:

    “Her table featured two prominent signs hanging from the front, reading: Big Govt SUCKS, and Socialism SUCKS.”

    Kind of hard to miss the irony, that while Little Miss Winner Take All was handing out her Big Govt SUCKS propaganda, Hurricane Harvey was gathering strength to make its devastating run at America’s 4th largest city.
    And right now, all Americans find hope and unity in cheering on Big Govt as it rolls in, paddles in, swims in and flies in to do what only Big Govt can do – rescue hundreds of thousands of Americans in a time of need they never imagined they would be experiencing. Many of them will soon be returning to their beloved neighborhoods to find out they have lost everything they’ve ever worked for.

    Hard to miss the irony in the screeching cry of Socialism SUCKS, when it’s impossible to deny that over the next decade, every taxpaying citizen in America will be contributing to the immense cost to pick up, clean up, detoxify and rebuild tens of thousands of homes, businesses, churches, schools, hospitals, roads, bridges and dams along the hundreds of miles of the gulf coast that have been shredded by Harvey.

    And you can be sure that none of it will deter Little Miss Winner Take All from her chosen mission.
    As the soul crushing, heart wrenching loss sinks in for millions of victims along the gulf coast, and the back breaking work of rebuilding begins, the privileged youth of Turning Point USA, along with their little tables fill with propaganda, will be found on the highly manicured college campuses throughout the country, this weekend, and every weekend to follow.

    • fraidy cat progressives says:

      So the Trump run government is now a good thing. Glad you can give credit where it is due. Remember, you folks said Bush screwed NO and the Republican congress screwed those in need after Sandy.

      As the compassionate progressive of L St. why are you still here when they need 3 to 5000 more volunteers for Houston? Or do you only care as as far as your computer that’s in your lap.

      At least she stepped out in support of her own beliefs. Far beyond what a big courageous adult like you has done.

      PS: In Asia, 1200+ just lost their lives in a monsoon. And your doing what for them?

      • Oracle says:

        bynd, YAI! You’re retired. Why aren’t you heading south? Some of us have family and job responsibilities that prevent us from dropping everything, but we are donating: Google how_texans_want_you_to_help_th

      • current day paharisees says:


        The only difference between you and the Pharisees, they are dead spiritually and physically. You are still alive. Put a few coins in the coffer and you pat your self on the back while judging others. You and Sparkles, the progressive equivalent of Jerry Falwell and Fred Phelps.

    • progressives and unicorns says:

      socialism: a political and economic theory of social organization that advocates that the means of production, distribution, and exchange should be owned or regulated by the community as a whole.

      Hard to miss the irony in the screeching cry of Socialism SUCKS, when it’s impossible to deny that over the next decade, every taxpaying citizen in America will be contributing to the immense cost to pick up, clean up, detoxify and rebuild tens of thousands of homes, businesses, churches, schools, hospitals, roads, bridges and dams along the hundreds of miles of the gulf coast that have been shredded by Harvey.

      Is not socialism.

      Have a lot of public schools in your educational back ground? Hard to miss the irony that she is so much smarter than you and she is only a sophomore.

      • Anonymous says:

        C = Colossal

        I concur, YAI is an excellent and unfailingly appropriate response.
        But if one can squeeze in just one more keystroke.. YACI.
        I think the description is more apt, plus it offers the added benefit of reminding some of us old-timers of a favorite cartoon from our youth; Chopper and Yakky.

  21. You're Welcome says:

    In an earlier post TexasAnnie reiterated an oft repeated lie by the Republican party when stating:
    “Yes it is true that the Texas Congressmen who voted ‘NO’ to the overstuffed Sandy “relief” monies, will now be voting ‘YES’ to Harvey relief monies.”

    Ted “Weasel Dick” Cruz was joined by all 23 of 24 elected Texas representatives, and most of the Republican party when lying out of their arses about “overstuffed” Hurricane Sandy relief.
    Because, that’s what Republicans do. They lie.

    Thankfully, the nonpartisan Congressional Research Service, a legislative branch agency within the Library of Congress, has done a deep actuarial dive into the $50 billion Sandy Relief package.
    Their findings:
    “The Congressional Research Service issued a comprehensive report on the provisions, and it’s clear that virtually all of it was related to the damage caused by Sandy.”

    You can read about it here:
    “Fact Checkers Bust Ted Cruz’s Hurricane Relief Hypocrisy By Destroying Sandy Bill Pork Lie”

    • TexasAnnie says:

      Good morning former Sparkles. It’s good to hear from you again. Thanks for validating your position via reference to the Congressional Research Service report. I have always enjoyed your comments because you do cite reliable sources.

      So now we know that Ted Cruz is a lying hypocrite. (I did not vote for Ted Cruz when I had the chance. Many around me who did vote for Ted are now saying they regret that vote.) But still, would you punish those suffering East of my location because Ted is a jerk? I think not. And I invite you to clarify that you are only comparing this tragedy to the mean-spirited response to Sandy and the incompetent response to Katrina…in hope, that we have learned from the past…

  22. free at last says:

    Mayor of Berkeley Jesse Arreguin on Monday said it is time to confront the violent extremism on the left by treating black-clad Antifa protesters as a gang.

    Our democracy has no room for inciting violence or endangering the public, no matter the ideology of those who commit such acts,” Pelosi said in a statement released late Tuesday. “The violent actions of people calling themselves antifa in Berkeley this weekend deserve unequivocal condemnation, and the perpetrators should be arrested and prosecuted.”

    Is it possible that the Democratic leadership in cities that have instructed their law enforcement to let these thugs run rampant may now have them do their job and actually confront these gangs?

    Will the progressives on here follow Pelosi? Or are they too far behind the times living in fly over land?

    • Let there be light says:

      Republicans are wrong when associating antifa with liberals, the left, or progressives.
      That’s not my opinion, that’s the opinion of historians and experts in field. Google –
      “They have no allegiance to liberal democracy”: an expert on antifa explains the group
      These are self-described revolutionaries. They have no allegiance to liberal democracy, which they believe has failed the marginalized communities they’re defending. They’re anarchists and communists who are way outside the traditional conservative-liberal spectrum.

      Unlike David Duke and other KKK and White Supremacist leaders who openly support and praise Donald Trump, you’ll find no instance where antifa leaders have openly supported or praised a single Democratic leader.
      Unlike the Republicans decades long embrace of White Supremacist and militia movements, you’ll find no long standing nurturing, no wink and nod, between democratic officials and the loose band of thugs that constitute antifa.

      And thank you for pointing out that the Democratic Mayor of Berkeley and former Speaker Nancy Pelosi are, as one would expect of these esteemed leaders, speaking out.

      • Anonymous says:

        You’ve misunderstood.
        It’s not bullsh-it at all.

        antifa has nothing to do with what we commonly refer to as ‘the left’, liberals or progressives.

        My statement was simply a ‘Reader’s Digest’ version of the Vox article that was cited.

      • Anonymous says:

        “fun loving ninjas”

        I wouldn’t call them that, but you’re welcomed to your opinion.
        In case you’ve missed it (i.e. – your channel never changes from Fox), most prominent ‘left wing’ leaders have spoken out in opposition to the smattering of violent acts over the last few weeks by antifa.

        Also, in case you missed it, another poster pointed out a week or so ago, that something like 300 acts of violence are committed in America every year by right wing extremists. A surge in violence coinciding (coincidentally) with the election of Barack Obama.
        I looked back over this decade of right wing violence, searching for stories of outrage expressed by Republican leaders, but I seem to have come up dry.

        The collective rage now expressed by the Republican party seems to be a new phenomenon.

      • nice post that says nothing says:

        They have no allegiance to liberal democracy”: an expert on antifa explains the group

        What do they say? If you need to get it from an “expert”, when they posts their beliefs on line, what are you afraid of?

        And yet, you still refuse to condemn or disavow antifa. Which makes you just like the Republicans you want to condemn.

        As you dance and dodge, you de facto approve of such violent groups by not disavowing them.

        How telling are your BS rants. By the way, I know you can produce current Republicans saying they support white supremacists, Nazis etc. Because you certainly wouldn’t put out such garbage without being able to back it up.

        Oh and by the way, it isn’t who someone claims to support you that counts, it is the ones that you claim support you and you are happy they do. But I realize such things are far above your mental capacity to comprehend and certainly a fly in your puss, I mean ointment.

  23. Dale says:

    Limbaugh was in rare form over the lunch hour.
    Apparently the Republican party has become too toxic for even Maha Rushie.
    He’s upset by Republican incompetence and suggested Trump may have to abandon the party and form his own.

    • anon says:

      He doesn’t need to go 3 party, he already has proven that. he would fight the same fight, the next elections will give some sense of the r parties standing, who is going to blink

  24. Millard and OPS Bonds says:

    Hi we are bonds. We sure could use your help being passed. Issuing bonds is very conservative. All conservatives should love debt. You know you want more debt. Debt and taxes are awesome. Did I mention they are very conservative?

    • MAGA! says:

      Kids today don’t need school.
      They need a job!
      A minimum wage job (preferably with no health insurance) so they can pay the taxes required to build and maintain the infrastructure that churches and businesses need to prosper!
      You can’t expect those mega-churches to pay their own way, have you seen how massive and ornate some of them are!
      And do you have ANY idea how hard it is for American businesses to bring their money back from all those tax-dodging offshore accounts!
      Plus, someone’s gotta pay the taxes that fund all that Corporate Welfare these businesses and rich people have come to depend on.
      Folks like the Koch’s and the Ricketts’, they’ve got extravagant expenses, they needs their cash!

      Jesus, what could these kids be thinking!
      School! Who needs it!!

      • read my lips! says:

        You’re on the right track. Political entities use the infrastructure also. Every donation should be taxed.

        No non taxable entity connected to politics or getting out political messages. And while we are at it, what about all those rich welfare folks. If they can afford cigarettes and junk food, i phones, nice cars etc, they can afford to pay taxes. And to insure our system is fair to everyone, no more tax free entities of any kind.

        And when they figure out how much more revenue they get from taxing everyone, double the tax on everyone because they have all that extra money from all the the new revenue sources. There is never enough money and the welfare folks, of which there will plenty more now, will need more welfare.

      • GU says:

        Google has a plan for curriculum amongst other ways to control the country, they have money don’t worry about it,

  25. Millard and OPS Bonds says:

    Yes, money is the problem with some public schools. Give them more money. That will do the trick. More bonds, more taxes. That is the ticket!

    • notbynd says:

      Too right! Imagine the money to be saved if schools were closed and the little brats had to earn their education. Or better yet a fight club where Lord of the Flies comes to life? Put that on PPV, that’s the ticket? Can’t wait to see how that works out.

    • Parent says:

      I think Elkhorn and Millard are well run. They have good scores and low spending. Their Boards are Republican run. What’s your beef with Millard?

    • notbynd says:

      Let’s cut sports ’cause they are expensive, bullshit, wastes of time and taxpayer money. No brainer.

      Music? Can’t get a job with it, no matter how much music and math complement each other.

      Drama and forensics have to go; no sense in gaining confidence, poise and quick, persuasive, reasoned public speaking. No one in a sales or marketing job needs those skills.

      Foreign language has to go because foreigners are enemies of the state, competitors for scarce resources and ambassadors of inferior societies and cultures – screw ’em.

      Libraries are useless, just use Google. Critical thinking skills about what constitutes valid science and trustworthy news are really a plot to subvert our youth.

      Special education? Naw, its wasted on groked out kids. Give ’em the proverbial Koolaid and bury the bodies in the yard. This lesson won’t be wasted when kids encounter babies, the sick, elderly or infirm people.

      The last cut I’ll suggest is to remove all assistant, associate, vice or executive principals and superintendents. But we can’t possibly do that.

      There “To Parent.” Sorted. Every body happy? You saved a couple hundred dollars on your property tax and help create the society you deserve. Enjoy it.

      • MAGA! says:

        But these folks NEED that couple hundred dollars.

        Did you see what the Official Donald Trump website wants for that stylish new ‘USA 45’ hat the president was sporting for Hurricane Harvey? $40!

        31 are dead from Harvey, what better time to do some merchandising!

        Folks can throw down $95 and get a ‘Women for Trump’ bundle.
        A Trump/Pence coffee cup will set you back $24. But hey, who doesn’t want to bring a warm cup of Trump/Pence up to their mouth first thing every morning.

        Although, I’m guessing the Official Donald Trump website isn’t selling a lot of their multi-color ‘LGBTQ for Trump’t-shirts. It probably ranks right down there with the ‘Latinos por Trump’ buttons (apparently, Latinos can’t afford the $24 t-shirts, so their only offer is a $4 button).

        And what real Murrican man doesn’t want to see his lady in a pair of those hurricane approved FLOTUS stiletto pumps!

    • To To Parent says:

      Bonds cannot be used for general spending. Bonds don’t fund sports, music or any classes. They can’t do salaries with them either. You know that right? They are used for capital projects. So when Elkhorn adds thousands of kids, they can’t build new schools or remodel the ones that are old?? You also know bonds are done by a vote of the community?

      • Bang-Bang! Pow-Pow! says:

        “Bonds don’t fund sports, music or any classes.”

        Of course that’s true, in only the most literal sense.

        If you were to eliminate the salaries and insurance of Coaches, Music teachers, Drama Teachers (and their lifelong pensions) the sports equipment, locker rooms, weight rooms, gymnasiums, ball fields, swimming pools, track fields (and their maintenance), transportation costs and more – you could fund a whole lot of capital projects.
        And without all the trimmings, those capital costs could be dramatically scaled back. Without the need for all extracurricular activities, you could simply set up schools in old warehouses, or abandoned JCPenny stores.

        Uncle Liberty would be thrilled.
        He’s now saved enough money on his taxes for a MAGA hat AND a ‘Hillary for Prison’ t-shirt. Plus there’s enough left over for a fresh box of ammo.

  26. Nothing to see here says:

    It was reported on Tuesday afternoon that a date had finally been set for Donald Trump, Jr. to testify in a closed door meeting before the Senate Judiciary Committee, about his June 2016 meeting with the Russians.
    For those who don’t recall, this is the meeting where Don Jr. sat was told that Russian operatives would give him dirt on Hillary Clinton. The meeting where we later found out that Don Sr. was responsible for drafting the flat out lie that Don Jr. would later share with the press and then on Hannity.

    The Senate Judiciary Committee in front of which Don Jr. will soon appear, is chaired by Iowas’s Chuck Grassley.

    Shortly after the announcement of Donald Jr.’s date with Chuck, it was discovered that Donald Sr. – who had just left Texas and was headed to a speech in Missouri – found time in his schedule prior to the speech to place a call to Chuck, simply to remind Chuck how much the president loves ethanol. Apparently, while in flight from having reviewed the devastation of Texas, and in the process of preparing to deliver a major speech on tax reform in Missouri, Donald Sr. couldn’t keep his thoughts from straying to corn, Iowa and ethanol.
    Makes perfect sense, right.

    Iowa’s 43 ethanol plants produced a record 4.1 billion gallons of ethanol in 2016.
    Roughly 40% of all corn production in the U.S. is dedicated to the production of ethanol.
    Ethanol production in Iowa produces $2.253 billion in gross domestic product and supports nearly 9,000 jobs.
    Kind of a big deal if you’re Chuck Grassley, no?

    But surely, that whole Don Jr. thing, it’s just coincidental.

    Shortly after his conversation with the president (9:27am Wednesday morning) Grassley tweeted:
    “Just had ph call from Pres Trump + he assured me he’s pro ethanol + I’m free 2 the ppl of Iowa he’s standing by his campaign PROMISE,”

    • Elliot says:

      Gangland Don.
      It’s long been thought that the Trump’s were simply a polished up version of the mobsters and criminals with whom they’ve always been known to associate.

      I guess the conventional wisdom was wrong.
      There’s clearly nothing polished about them.

  27. GOPariahs says:

    The KC Star is reporting that the anti-immigrant, birther, hate group (FAIR) member and Kansas Sec of State Kris Kobach, who is running for Kansas governor while also serving as the face of Trump’s bogus ‘Voter Fraud Commission’ — has a paid gig writing columns for the extreme right wing propaganda rag Breitbart.

    Swamp gettin’ swampier.

  28. Sparkles to Bang Bang says:

    Because supporting all those things has lead to Yuge academic success. Stick to math, science, English, ect… You love other nation’s healthcare, why not adopt tracking and other academic programs Europe uses.

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