Thursday, November 22, 2007
Thursday, November 15, 2007
It is well-known that liberals need new words and a new language for almost everything. Why? It is rather simple, they are simply incapable of telling the truth. Additionally, the liberal truth scares people and does not generate votes. Thus, the electorate must be fooled.
Our example for today is New Nebraska Network (NNN) - the self styled "New and Improved - Nebraska's premiere source of progressive online political commentary."
First lie - this isn't "progressive online political commentary" whatsoever - as the blog claims; it is the same old worked over tax-and-spend socialistic agenda that has been around forever.
NNN recently posted a Jon Bruning hit piece entitled: "Jon Bruning Joins Ben Nelson in Signing Right-Wing Tax Pledge." Read it if you must.
Beyond numerous factual errors and socialist slandering, what it comes down to is that NNN is displeased with anyone, ANYONE who is interested in holding taxes the same or decreasing them. This is a socialist agenda, not a progressive one. Take it to the bank.
BTW, NNN is operated by Kyle Michaelis a left-wing law student at the University of Nebraska. Kyle writes on his website that his "mother is quite worried about his job prospects." So sad. So cute.
If Hillary is elected president, we are sure that Kyle will be able to get work handing out tickets for patients that need to see a doctor in Nebraska when socialized medicine becomes law.
read more::: KETV
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
WASHINGTON (AP) --
Legislation to give children of illegal immigrants a path toward legality failed a crucial test vote in the Senate Wednesday, likely putting a final stamp on major immigration measures for the year.
Supporters needed to get 60 votes to advance the DREAM Act, which would have allowed illegal immigrants who plan to attend college or join the military, and who came to the United States with their families before they turned 16, to move toward legality.The final vote was 52-44.
Aye NE Hagel, Charles [R]
Aye NE Nelson, Ben [D]
Bob Kerrey says he will not seek the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate next year.
The former governor and U.S. senator from Nebraska and 1992 presidential candidate says he made the decision not to run for the seat being vacated by Republican Chuck Hagel after discussions with his family. Kerrey says he has unfinished business at New School University in New York, where he is president.
Speaking of New School U, I wonder if Norman Hsu is still on the board, and if the school ever returned his donations? (joking) We have learned that the two U.S. Senators from New York (Hillary and Schmuckie) did get the New School a federal grant of nearly $1,000,000. It's for the children.
Friday, September 28, 2007
“The party’s chances are not improved by these heavy-handed attempts from Washington to clear the way for their guy. There are clear differences between me and Mike Johanns, and Republicans deserve a positive campaign based on the issues.”
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Friday, September 14, 2007
read::: Southwest Nebraska News
Monday, September 10, 2007
Saturday, September 8, 2007
According to the article:
"Bob Kerrey ... who is president of the New School in Manhattan, met Mr. Hsu through a mutual friend a few years ago. Mr. Kerrey declined to say who the mutual firend is. Mr. Hsu endowed a scholarship in his own name at the New School's Eugene Lang School and joined its board. Last year, he became a trustee of the university. He resigned last week, before surrendering to California authorities. Mr. Kerrey says he enjoyed talking about the fashion business with Mr. Hsu and appreciated his Asian roots. "I thought he would be a great addition to our community."Many in Democratic circles and the news media are actively encouraging Bob Kerrey to enter the 2008 U.S. Senate race in Nebraska.
It will be interesting to hear of the various Democratic responses regarding Norman Hsu on an official and unofficial basis in the weeks ahead.
According to many, a "don't ask, don't tell" position with respect to Democratic political campaign fundraising will continue into the future.
Friday, September 7, 2007
BREAKING NEWS: Chuck Hagel is calling it quits
Omaha.com | JAKE THOMPSON
WASHINGTON - Chuck Hagel will announce Monday that he is retiring from the U.S. Senate and will not run for president next year, people close to the Nebraska Republican said Friday.
Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel plans to leave the Senate after two terms as a Republican Party maverick, people close to him say.Hagel plans to announce that "he will not run for re-election and that he does not intend to be a candidate for any office in 2008," said one person, who asked not to be named.
Hagel to announce his future plans next Monday
Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.), who is up for re-election next year, will be making an announcement on his political future Monday morning at 11:00 EST in Omaha, Nebraska.
Thursday, August 23, 2007
“What is happening here is an absolute travesty and I don’t think it’s happening by chance,” AG Jon Bruning said.
After receiving many complaints to his Attorney General Office in Lincoln, Jon Bruning has talked to and inspected several gas stations in the state that many feel are using bait and switch marketing tactics to lure consumers in thinking they are receiving low prices at all available gas pumps. This is not the case. Just say no to BP and Conoco!
Monday, August 20, 2007
They are waiting.
Estragon and Vladimir are French tramps, endlessly Waiting for Godot in the play by Samuel Beckett that gave rise to the term “Theater of the Absurd.”
Bob Kerrey and Mike Fahey and Mike Johanns are politicians from Nebraska, but it only seems like they are endlessly waiting for Senator Chuck Hagel. The situation has become an overlong example of politics of the absurd.
read::: Nebraska StatePaper.com
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Schroeder was also give 20 years in prison for use of a deadly weapon to commit a felony and 30 to 60 years in prison for forgery as a habitual criminal. All three sentences will be served consecutively.
On April 14, 2006, Schroeder murdered Kenneth Albers of Pawnee City, while robbing him at his home. Albers died of blunt force trauma to the head. His body was later found in an abandoned well on his property southwest of Pawnee City.
“Justice prevailed today,” said Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning. “Mr. Schroeder brutally took a man’s life and now he’ll pay by spending the rest of his life in prison. I hope this helps bring some closure to the Albers family and to the residents of Pawnee City.”
LINCOLN -- Nebraska attorney general Jon Bruning came to praise a local student loan provider and bury New York attorney general Andrew Cuomo in an interview last week.
Then he slapped the company with a bill for the $1 million in settlement money from a student-loan agreement he'd earlier waived.
Monday, August 13, 2007
August 10, 2007 -- (Lincoln, NE) Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning today announced Lincoln-based student loan provider Nelnet has agreed to give $1 million for student loan assistance programs in the state of Nebraska.
“Defending Nebraska’s taxpayers is my foremost priority,” Bruning said. “If there has been a misunderstanding by anyone about the nature of the state’s agreement with Nelnet, I want to fix that. Out of an abundance of caution, I re-approached Nelnet about our agreement. Today’s action eliminates the opportunity for political gamesmanship by those who may want to create the perception of a conflict of interest.”
Half of Nelnet’s contribution, or $500,000, will be placed in the already existing Nebraska State Grant fund for need-based scholarships, which is distributed by the Nebraska Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education. The other $500,000 will be placed in a trust fund established on behalf of Legal Aid of Nebraska at the Omaha Community Foundation. The interest from the trust will fund a Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP) to enhance recruitment and retention of Legal Aid attorneys who serve indigent Nebraskans.
“This agreement is even better for Nebraska students and their families,” Bruning said. “Instead of sending $1 million to finance a national education project, we’re keeping the money right here in Nebraska for student aid.”
“We are pleased to support these two worthy organizations with a contribution that fulfills the commitment we made in our voluntary agreement with the state of Nebraska,” said Jeff Noordhoek, Nelnet president. “Nelnet has led the education finance industry in an effort to increase transparency in the financial aid process. Our mission has always been about helping students and families plan and pay for their education with our products and services.”
“The contribution to LRAP will serve impoverished Nebraskans like no other program. We’re very grateful to be considered in this settlement,” Doug German, Executive Director of Legal Aid of Nebraska, said. “The longer our lawyers can stay in their positions, the more experienced they become, and the better they’re able to serve Nebraskans who have nowhere else to go for legal aid.”
Source: Nebraska Attorney General
Wednesday, August 8, 2007
Sunday, July 29, 2007
Meanwhile, current Nebraska Senator Chuck Hagel remains open to:
a). running for a third term as senator
b). running for the president of the United States of America
c). running for vice president with Democrat Joe Biden
d). voluntary retirement
e). forced retirement
f). some of the above
g). all of the above
Thursday, July 26, 2007
Because Hagel looks unlikely to seek reelection, even if he does, there's a credible Republican challenger in Jon Bruning (who also raised credible sums last quarter), and it's a very red state in a presidential year.
Monday, July 23, 2007
read::: Daub Says Folks Tell Him U.S. Should "Stick with it" In Iraq
The Hal Daub running for Senate record -The Senate 2008 Guru blog reports ...
1. failed to gain the GOP nomination for Senate in 1988.
2. won the party's Senate nomination in 1990. He lost the general election to Democratic incumbent J. James Exon by a 59%-41% margin.
Nebraska: Republican Hal Daub is making the rounds as he considers a Senate race. I don't know how well it's going. He stopped in Columbus, Nebraska's tenth most populous city (between 21,000 and 22,000 residents), for a two-hour issue discussion (we're not talking a 20-minute grip-and-grin) and only got "about 35" people to come. It's not quite so early in the process anymore. Perhaps his crowds should be bigger than three dozen at this point.
Sunday, July 22, 2007
Leavenworth Street - the talk of Nebraska politics: Hagel: I'm not a flake
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
read::: Michael Illions at the CWA-NJ blog
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
“[Hagel] is doing some stupid things lately,” one source told me ...
read::: Human Events
Sunday, July 8, 2007
"But I have no plans to change parties or run for president as an independent."
Later (hedging): "You try to keep as many options open for yourself in life as you can. And you try to be in a position where you've got some opportunities."
"I also have said and said this when I first ran for the Senate after I got elected in 1996 that 12 years, two terms may be enough and that's another option."
"And then if there might be a place for me along the presidential road somewhere to try to have some influence and change the course of this country, then I'll look at that. But the decision needs to be made soon and I'll make it soon."
In May, Hagel said Republican Party had been led astray by some and it might be time for an independent presidential ticket.
To Hagel, the GOP is longer the party of "Eisenhower, of Goldwater, of Reagan," but instead has been hijacked by "single-minded, almost isolationist insulationists, power-projectors."
Hagel was interviewed Sunday on "Meet the Press" on NBC.
Friday, July 6, 2007
U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel was asked on Omaha's KMTV whether he agreed with President Bush on the commutation of Scooter Libby’s thirty-month sentence. Hagel’s answer:
"Ah…no. I think that was unfortunate."
read>>> Leavenworth Street blog
MSNBC's Chuck Todd commented: "I used to joke that I thought Hagel was doing a great job campaigning to be the Democratic VP nominee. Maybe I should stop joking."
Wednesday, July 4, 2007
"We're in a mess, we're in a huge mess," Hagel said. "We've got to get out of the mess, but we've got to do it the right way."
Jon Bruning reacted to Chuck Hagel's comments:
Actions speak louder than words. Regardless of what Sen. Hagel says, conservative Nebraskans are frustrated that he has repeatedly voted with Harry Reid and the Democrats in favor of strict timetables for early surrender. They’re also frustrated with his comments that this country is engaged in an all-time “foreign policy blunder” and that the administration is “playing ping-pong with American lives.”
While I agree that diplomacy and international mediation are needed to help ease the burden on our troops, Senator Hagel’s plan does nothing to defeat the terrorists in Iraq or stop the sectarian violence that has slowed our progress. Security must be established before diplomacy can succeed. We must give General Petraeus a fighting chance to complete his mission before we talk about redeployment from Iraq.
Conservative Nebraskans were outraged with Senator’s Hagel’s suggestion that impeachment was a viable option for President Bush. When asked today how he would hold the administration accountable, Senator Hagel changed his tune and said that wasn’t his job. The voters won’t forget his careless remarks and will hold Senator Hagel accountable.
I was surprised to hear Senator Hagel suggest today that border security has nothing to do with immigration reform. Illegal immigration costs taxpayers billions of dollars every year, and many continue to break our laws by flooding over our southern border. Border security is an urgent priority and must be a part of comprehensive immigration reform.
“Raising the money needed to challenge an incumbent is very difficult. But our campaign to defend America and restore conservative leadership to the U.S. Senate has generated tremendous early support from Nebraskans. We’ve worked hard, we’ve discussed the issues people care about, and the response has been amazing.”
- Attorney General Jon Bruning
Southwest Nebraska News: Bruning Campaign Tops $720,000 in Receipts
KTIV: Bruning Says He's Raised $721,200 For Senate Campaign
Friday, June 29, 2007
"Chuck Hagel's antiwar stance could make him a serious Republican candidate for the White House in 2008. But it's causing him headaches back home."
Jon Bruning says:
"Nebraska is more conservative than the nation as a whole. Senator Hagel, however, has become more liberal. And for some reason he has an anger to George Bush that is not particularly productive."
Read the full Newsweek article
Hagel Running Scared
Taking On Chuck Hagel
What The Hell Are They Smoking Over At Newsweek?
He Was Just As Sloshed as Schlegel
It is very interesting to read how bloggers are now talking about Jon Bruning from California, to Washington and to Minnesota.
Thursday, June 28, 2007
Today, the United States Senate blocked the much publicized immigration bill.
The bill's supporters fell 14 votes short of the 60 needed to limit debate (and to clear the way for passage of the legislation)
Critics of the bill assailed it as offering amnesty to illegal immigrants. The vote was 46 to 53 in favor of limiting the debate.
Nebraska Senator Chuck Hagel (R) voted AYE (the pro amnesty position) while Nebraska Senator Ben Nelson (D) voted NO (the no amnesty position).
The vote was a victory for those who strongly criticized the bill's provisions that would have established an easy and unfair pathway to lawful status for many of the estimated 10-20 million illegal immigrants.
Opinion polls in Nebraska and throughout the country overwhelmingly disapproved of the amnesty features this bill would have allowed.
The affirmative, pro-amnesty vote by Senator Hagel (R) was anticipated. Senator Hagel has had a very open and liberal position on immigration over many years. A selection of Chuck Hagel's recent votes:
- Voted YES to kill the establishment of the border fence in 2006
- Voted YES on establishing a Guest Worker program. (May 2006)
- Voted YES on allowing illegal aliens to participate in Social Security. (May 2006)
- Voted YES on giving Guest Workers a path to citizenship. (May 2006)
- Voted YES on allowing more foreign workers into the US for farm work. (Jul 1998)
Despite the calls and requests of the voters from Nebraska to vote against this illegal immigration (amnesty) legislation, only one Senator listened (Nelson).
Today, one of two senators voted according to the wishes of the voters of Nebraska.
Wake up Nebraska!
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
“I am terribly disappointed that Chuck Hagel would support any measure that prevents our immigration and custom officials from enforcing the law,” Bruning said.
Monday, June 25, 2007
The money quote of the article is:
"He [Kerrey] is thinking about running for the Senate again. This makes two mixed-up, Viet-Nam tainted dunces sitting on that fence. Jon Bruning looks smarter every day."And that pretty much sums it up for a Monday!
Friday, June 22, 2007
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
Saturday, June 9, 2007
Ted Kennedy on Immigration
1965: "The bill will not flood our cities with immigrants. It will not upset the ethnic mix of our society. It will not relax the standards of admission. It will not cause American workers to lose their jobs."
1986: "This amnesty will give citizenship to only 1.1 to 1.3 million illegal aliens. We will secure the borders henceforth. We will never again bring forward another amnesty bill like this."
2007: "Now it is time for action. 2007 is the year we must fix our broken system."
Thursday, June 7, 2007
CONGRESSIONAL QUARTERLY | Greg Giroux
Jon Bruning, a Republican who serves as Nebraska’s attorney general, is waiting no longer for incumbent Senate Republican Chuck Hagel to make up his mind about 2008. Bruning announced Thursday that he is seeking the GOP nomination for the seat presently held by Hagel, a prominent Republican opponent of President Bush’s Iraq war policies.
Hagel, nationally known as a Republican dissident, has created an air of mystery about what path he will take next year. Though he may well decide to pursue a third Senate term, he has left open the possibility of running for president — perhaps as an independent candidate — or retiring from politics altogether.
(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...
Published Thursday | June 7, 2007 Jon Bruning officially enters Senate race BY ROBYNN TYSVER WORLD-HERALD STAFF WRITER
It's official: Jon Bruning entered the 2008 Senate race today.
Jon Bruning announcing his run for the Senate in the rotunda of the State Capitol.The second-term Nebraska attorney general said he will run for Senate whether fellow Republican and incumbent Sen. Chuck Hagel runs or not.
"I am a candidate without reservations," Bruning said at a news conference in Lincoln today. "I'm running hard and I'm running to win."
Hagel, who has angered many rank-and-file party members with his criticism of the Iraq war, has not announced whether he will run for a third term. He plans to make his decision in the fall.
Bruning said he is disappointed in Hagel's vote for early troop withdrawal from Iraq and Hagel's support of President Bush's immigration bill.
Bruning said he believes he can beat Hagel and former Nebraska Gov. Mike Johanns if either get into the race. He tried to paint Hagel as an out-of-touch Washington lawmaker who is not a Nebraskan.
He referred to Hagel - who currently lives in Virginia - as a carpetbagger. Bruning said that if former Sen. Bob Kerrey got into the race he would also portray him as a carpetbagger.
Bruning noted that his supporters include former Nebraska football coach Tom Osborne, Omaha businessman David Sokol and state Treasurer Shane Osborn.
Bruning made his announcement with family and about 75 supporters in the rotunda of the State Capitol.
Jon Bruning bio
AGE: 38. Born April 30, 1969, in Lincoln to Roger and Mary Bruning.
RESIDENCE: Lancaster County
EDUCATION: Graduated from Lincoln Southeast High School in 1987. Graduated with a bachelor's degree in history from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1990. Earned law degree from UNL in 1994.
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: General counsel for Vital Learning Corp. in Omaha, 1994-1997. Attorney in private practice.
POLITICAL EXPERIENCE: Vice president of University of Nebraska student government, 1989-1990. Elected as a state senator in 1996 and re-elected in 2000. Elected attorney general in 2002 and re-elected in 2006.
RELIGION: MethodistFAMILY: Wife, Deonne Niemack, two children.