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  • No protests over Nebraska State Capitol Nativity scene; is a Festivus pole on the way?

    12/18/2014 5:37:22 PM PST · by Coleus · 5 replies
    Omaha.com ^ | 12.18.14 | Paul Hammel
    LINCOLN — Christmas carols and prayers — and no protests or obvious objections — marked possibly the first-ever Nativity scene at the State Capitol on Thursday.  The small display, a cedar manger about 6 feet across and 4 feet high, was made possible by a Catholic-associated attorneys association that is seeking to place Nativity scenes in state capitols and other public places across the country. "We want to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas," said Omaha attorney Christine Delgado, who heads the Omaha branch of the Thomas More Society.  While Nebraska’s display hasn't been controversial so far, efforts to...
  • Oklahoma, Nebraska suing Colorado over legalization of marijuana

    12/18/2014 2:20:21 PM PST · by balch3 · 130 replies
    KFOR ^ | December 18, 2014 | KFOR
    OKLAHOMA CITY – After legalizing the recreational use of marijuana, Colorado is at the heart of a lawsuit. The Denver Post is reporting that Nebraska and Oklahoma have filed a lawsuit with the U.S. Supreme Court, asking the justices to strike down Colorado’s legalization laws. The Colorado attorney general’s office says the lawsuit alleges “that Colorado’s Amendment 64 and its implementing legislation regarding marijuana is unconstitutional under the Supremacy Clause of the U.S. Constitution.” “Because neighboring states have expressed concern about Colorado-grown marijuana coming into their states, we are not entirely surprised by this action,” said Colorado Attorney General John...
  • Keith Ellison on Keystone XL Pipeline: Send it through Vancouver if it’s so great

    11/21/2014 7:06:35 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 25 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | November 19, 2014 | Tom Howell Jr.
    One Democratic congressman is so opposed to the Keystone XL Pipeline that he wouldn’t vote for it even if his party got a minimum-wage bump from Republicans in exchange. “I wouldn’t make that trade,” Rep. Keith Ellison, Minnesota Democrat, told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” of a hypothetical raise to $9.50 per hour. Senate Democrats late Tuesday filibustered a measure to green-light the contentious oil pipeline from Canada to the Gulf Coast, potentially dooming the chances of party colleague Sen. Mary Landrieu of Louisiana and underscoring the power of the pro-environment caucus. Republicans vowed to put President Obama’s veto pen to the...
  • Nebraska hires Oregon State's Mike Riley to replace Pelini

    12/04/2014 10:33:36 AM PST · by C19fan · 10 replies
    FOX Sports ^ | December 4, 2014 | Staff
    The Nebraska Cornhuskers have hired Oregon State's Mike Riley as their new head coach. The Huskers announced it on Twitter Thursday morning.
  • Nebraska Fires Coach Bo Pelini

    12/01/2014 7:47:21 AM PST · by Loud Mime · 46 replies
    ESPN ^ | 11/30/2014 | Mitch Sherman
    LINCOLN, Neb. -- Bo Pelini was fired on Sunday, ending the seven-year run of the polarizing figure as Nebraska's football coach. "We weren't good enough in the games that mattered," athletic director Shawn Eichorst said in his meeting with the media that lasted nearly 35 minutes. "I didn't see that changing at the end of the day." Eichorst said he will not use a search firm to assist him in finding the next coach. "This isn't a day of celebration for me," he said. "We've got a lot of good, young people in our program who are hurting." Eichorst said...
  • As Democratic infighting intensifies, Hagel allies fire back at the White House

    11/30/2014 3:41:05 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/30/2014 | NOAH ROTHMAN
    Among Democrats, fighting is breaking out all over. The Senate’s third-ranking Democrat, Chuck Schumer (D-NY), is hurling criticisms toward the White House over Barack Obama’s handling of the recession and his myopic and politically ruinous obsession with reforming the nation’s health care system amid that economic downturn.In response, the White House took what Reuters called the “unusual step” of publicly pledging to veto an overdue plan to reform the nation’s tax code which Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) has been in the process of negotiating with House Republicans. When Obama announced his intention to extend legal status to...
  • Turning to the East in the Diocese of Lincoln – UPDATED

    11/26/2014 9:21:34 AM PST · by NYer · 13 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | November 26, 2014 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    UPDATED: see belowORIGINALLY POSTED on: Nov 21, 2014The late-great liturgist Klaus Gamber, who also influenced Joseph Ratzinger (also known by another name), said that turning around the altars was the single most damaging change that happened in the name of the Council, and it wasn’t even mandated by the Council.  There is no document that required tables be set up.But I digress.Great news from the Diocese of Lincoln!His Excellency Most Reverend James Conley has determined that Holy Mass in the Cathedral of Lincoln will be ad orientem. Bishop’s Column Looking to the east Friday, 21 November 2014 Jesus Christ will return in...
  • Lawsuit by Nebraska Landowners May Decide Keystone Pipeline’s Fate (Eminent Domain)

    11/20/2014 11:34:43 AM PST · by Bettyprob · 43 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | November 20, 2014 | Amy Harder
    LINCOLN, Neb.— For all the angst and anger over the Keystone XL pipeline in Washington, the project’s fate may lie here in Nebraska, where disgruntled landowners are challenging a state law that officials used to approve the pipeline’s path through their property. After the U.S. Senate rejected a measure to approve the project Tuesday, Republicans who will control the chamber in January said it would be one of the first items on their agenda next year. A more immediate hurdle, though, is the Nebraska suit, which encompasses much of the legal and emotional core of the battle over Keystone. “I...
  • TransCanada Showcases Automation on Keystone XL Pipeline

    11/19/2014 5:11:04 AM PST · by thackney · 4 replies
    Automation World ^ | November 14, 2014 | Aaron Hand
    Six years into a wait for the approvals to operate the newest section of the Keystone Pipeline system, TransCanada has already spent $2.4 billion on the project. TransCanada had hoped that it would have the permits for its Keystone XL pipeline within two years, since the first phase of the Keystone Pipeline system was reviewed and approved in 23 months. But it’s been more than six years since TransCanada filed its application to build the Keystone XL expansion, and it has still not been approved. Facing environmental pressures from his liberal base if he approves the pipeline and strife from...
  • Ebola Patient Dr. Martin Salia Has Died in Nebraska: Officials

    11/17/2014 9:48:47 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 19 replies
    NBC News ^ | 11-17-2014 | NBC News
    Dr. Martin Salia, a surgeon who was diagnosed with Ebola in Sierra Leone and flown to Nebraska over the weekend for treatment, has died, hospital officials said Monday. Salia, 44, became the second person to die of the disease in the United States. Thomas Eric Duncan, who contracted Ebola in Liberia and traveled to Dallas, died last month. Salia landed Saturday in Omaha. He was the 10th patient to be treated on American soil and the third at Nebraska Medical Center. Hospital officials had said that he was perhaps sicker than any other patient flown to the United States from...
  • Surgeon who contracted Ebola virus in Sierra Leone dies at Nebraska hospital

    11/17/2014 7:33:46 AM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | November 17, 2014
    A surgeon who contracted the Ebola virus while working in Sierra Leone died Monday at a Nebraska hospital where he was transported for treatment, the facility said in a statement. A statement released Monday by Nebraska Medical Center said Dr. Martin Salia "has passed away as a result of the advanced symptoms of the disease." Hospital spokesman Taylor Wilson said Salia died shortly after 4 a.m. Monday. Salia, 44, was being treated in the medical center's biocontainment unit. He arrived Saturday by plane from West Africa, and was transported by ambulance for treatment at the hospital, where two other Ebola...
  • Surgeon with Ebola died, Nebraska hospital says

    11/17/2014 5:51:59 AM PST · by george76 · 85 replies
    ap ^ | Nov 17, 2014
    Nebraska Medical Center said in a news release Monday that Dr. Martin Salia died as a result of the disease. Salia contracted Ebola while working as a surgeon in Sierra Leone. He arrived Saturday to be treated at the Omaha hospital
  • 'Extremely Critical' Ebola Patient Arrives in Nebraska Hospital

    11/17/2014 5:32:00 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/16/14 | Dr. Susan Berry
    A surgeon judged to be in “extremely critical condition” with the Ebola virus traveled from his native Sierra Leone and arrived at Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha on Saturday.
  • US Hospital: Surgeon with Ebola ‘extremely ill’

    11/16/2014 9:05:12 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 16, 2014 1:12 PM EST | Margery Beck and Jessica Gresko
    A surgeon who contracted Ebola while working in Sierra Leone was in extremely critical condition Sunday at a Nebraska hospital, his doctors said. Dr. Martin Salia, who was diagnosed with Ebola on Monday, arrived in Omaha on Saturday to be treated at the Nebraska Medical Center’s biocontainment unit that has successfully treated two other Ebola patients this fall. Salia is “extremely ill,” said Dr. Phil Smith, who is helping oversee Salia’s treatment. The 44-year-old Salia might be more ill than the first Ebola patients successfully treated in the United States, according to the hospital. …
  • Sierra Leone surgeon stricken with Ebola headed to Nebraska for treatment

    11/15/2014 10:21:14 AM PST · by Dallas59 · 5 replies
    CNN ^ | 11/15/2014 | CNN
    A surgeon diagnosed with Ebola in his native Sierra Leone left the West African nation Saturday, and is headed to Nebraska for treatment, U.S. officials said. Dr. Martin Salia, who is a legal permanent resident of the United States, is married to a U.S. citizen, his relatives told CNN affiliate WJZ. The Sierra Leone team that was caring for the patient characterized him as critically ill, possibly sicker than the first patients successfully treated in the United States, according to a statement from the Nebraska Medical Center. "My sister is very worried and upset," Salia's brother-in-law, Ibrahim Kargbo, told CNN,...
  • New Ebola patient heads to Nebraska hospital

    11/13/2014 5:10:04 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 52 replies
    WPTZ Channel 5 ^ | 11-13-2014 | Sait Serkan Gurbuz
    Surgeon is a Sierra Leone national, legal permanent resident of the US. A surgeon who's a Sierra Leone national and a legal permanent resident of the United States will be transported from Sierra Leone to the Nebraska Medical Center for treatment for Ebola, a government official familiar with the situation said.
  • Ronald Reagan: The American Spirit by U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel

    06/10/2004 11:29:55 AM PDT · by ambrose · 9 replies · 279+ views
    Article Posted: 06/10/2004 7:49:53 AM Ronald Reagan: The American Spirit by U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel June 10, 2004 On January 20th, 1981, Ronald Reagan, after being sworn in as the 40th President of the United States, looked out over the Mall and addressed the nation. He told us that the challenges of our day required: "Our best effort, and our willingness to believe in ourselves and to believe in our capacity to perform great deeds; to believe that together, with God’s help, we can and will resolve the problems which now confront us. And, after all, why shouldn’t we believe...
  • Possible Defense Nominee Faulted for Record on Gays

    12/20/2012 11:25:08 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 10 replies
    New York Times ^ | Dec 21 2012 | Mark Landler
    Chuck Hagel, the former Nebraska senator on President Obama’s short list for defense secretary, came under fire again on Thursday, this time for his record on gay rights and remarks he made 14 years ago about an openly gay nominee for a diplomatic post. Since Mr. Hagel’s name emerged as a candidate for the Pentagon last week, he has been sharply criticized for his record on Iran, Israel and militant groups like Hamas and Hezbollah, as well as comments he made about pro-Israel lobbying groups in Washington. The new round of criticism is focused on comments Mr. Hagel made in...
  • A message for the prez - Sen. Chuck Hagel has some unvarnished advice for George W. Bush

    05/22/2004 4:57:58 PM PDT · by areafiftyone · 37 replies · 301+ views
    U.S. News ^ | 5/22/04
    Battered by the bad news out of Iraq, President George W. Bush decided it was time to stiffen the spines of some anxious Republicans on Capitol Hill last week. So he went to the other end of Pennsylvania Avenue and held an hourlong pep rally in a basement conference room at the Capitol. Many of the 200 House and Senate Republicans in attendance emerged to say they were reassured. Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander called it "choir practice." But not for Chuck Hagel. The 57-year-old Republican senator from Nebraska said the appearance by the president left more than a little to...
  • Hagel blasts states on same-sex benefits policy (Pvt Bagel is mad sodomites not treated "equal"

    10/31/2013 5:47:39 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 7 replies
    http://www.mycenturylink.com ^ | October 31, 2013 | ROBERT BURNS
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Thursday sharply criticized U.S. states that are defying the Pentagon by refusing to allow National Guard facilities to issue ID cards that enable same-sex spouses of military members to claim benefits. "This is wrong," Hagel said in remarks prepared for delivery in New York.
  • What Do John Kerry, Chuck Hagel, and John Brennan Have in Common?

    01/22/2013 5:33:02 AM PST · by SJackson · 10 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | January 22, 2013 | Morton A. Klein and Daniel Mandel
    President Obama spent his first term pushing from power long-standing Arab allies in Egypt and Tunisia; seeking to engage the now blood-soaked Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad; pulling his punches against Iran’s nuclear program; and putting “daylight” between his administration and Israel. Now for his second term, he has nominated for the highest posts bearing on the Middle East three figures who give the strongest indication we can expect much more of the same – John Kerry for State, Chuck Hagel for Defense and John Brennan for the CIA. Kerry opposed Congress’ 2009 hold on appointing an ambassador to a regime...
  • Hagel Approval Rating Just 26 Percent Among National Security Workers, Troops

    11/08/2014 4:30:56 AM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Defenceone.com ^ | November 7, 2014 | Gordon Lubold
    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has just a 26 percent approval rating among individuals currently serving within the national security community, according to findings from a new survey commissioned by Defense One. The findings come as scrutiny on the Obama administration’s handling of the war in Iraq and Syria grows. At the same time, a variety of media reports hint that President Barack Obama, himself trailing in the polls after a poor showing for the Democrats in Tuesday’s election, is considering a shake-up of his national security staff. That could include Hagel. The “Defense One National Security Survey” released Friday found...
  • How Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel Steals From His Soldiers

    01/11/2014 6:03:49 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 20 replies
    Military Watchdog ^ | 2 Jan 14 | Military Watchdog
    How Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel Steals from His Soldiers That is a tough charge, not made lightly. The Secretary of Defense is stealing earned but deferred income from his soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines. It is especially troubling because Hagel is a former Vietnam combat soldier and noncommissioned officer. He served in the infantry with valor and gallantry. He just stole $6 billion from his retiring or retired soldiers. No need to detail here the massive debt the nation has created and much of that from fighting mostly unfunded wars. No need to repeat the abundant and perpetual...
  • Hagel defends Obama from attacks

    07/27/2008 5:31:34 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 75 replies · 198+ views
    UPI ^ | 7/27/08
    WASHINGTON, July 27 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Chuck Hagel, R-Neb., Sunday defended presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama from recent political attacks. Hagel said during an appearance on CBS's "Face the Nation" that U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., the likely GOP nominee, was pushing the ethical envelope by questioning the Illinois senator's motivations for opposing the Iraq war. "I think John is treading on some very thin ground here when he impugns motives, when we start to get into, 'You're less patriotic than me' and 'I'm more patriotic.' I admire and respect John McCain; we talk often. John's better than...
  • Nebraska Jews Recall Senator Chuck Hagel as “Unfriendly” and “Unmovable” on Israel

    01/07/2013 5:41:51 AM PST · by SJackson · 14 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | December 21, 2012
    Nebraska Jews Recall Senator Chuck Hagel as “Unfriendly” and “Unmovable” on Israel, “Didn’t Give a Damn About the Jewish Community” Former U.S. Sen. Chuck Hagel speaks at a forum for the Law of the Sea Convention in Washington, D.C. Photo: Wikipedia. While former Nebraska Senator and likely Secretary of Defense nominee, Chuck Hagel, has drawn criticism in recent days over his foreign policy positions, and specifically his hostility to Israel, members of Nebraska’s Jewish community spoke to The Algemeiner about their experiences with him during his time in office. Former editor of the Omaha Jewish Press, Carol Katzman, who was...
  • Did you know the GOP now controls 66 of 99 state legislative houses?

    11/06/2014 8:18:30 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/6/2014 | Rick Moran
    Another underreported fact from Tuesday's election is the extraordinary night Republicans had in winning state legislative seats. The GOP now controls two thirds of state legislative houses – 66 of 99 (Nebraska's legislature is unicameral).  They upped the number of states where they control both house and senate to 24 – one more than they had before the election.  And according to this article in Vox, they cut the number of Democratic-held legislatures from 14 to 7. Republicans made historic gains in state legislatures in 2010. They held on in many states in 2012, or made up for losses...
  • Hoeven: Obama should approve Keystone XL

    11/06/2014 4:36:14 AM PST · by thackney · 10 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | November 5, 2014 | Jennifer A. Dlouhy
    President Barack Obama should demonstrate his commitment to working with Republicans in control of Congress by permitting the Keystone XL pipeline, Sen. John Hoeven said Wednesday. Hoeven and other Senate Republicans are making plans to advance a bill authorizing the controversial project early next year, as one of their first legislative moves after taking control of the chamber. While some Senate races are not yet decided, Hoeven, R-N.D., said he already counts at least 60 votes in favor of his legislation to approve the pipeline using Congress’ authority under the Foreign Commerce Clause of the Constitution. Although that’s enough votes...
  • Wolf defeats Corbett

    Democrat Tom Wolf, a businessman from central Pennsylvania, was elected governor Tuesday in his first campaign for political office. Republican Tom Corbett became the first incumbent governor to lose reelection in the state's modern history. "We need to restablish education as the priority in the state of Pennsyvlania," Wolf said, speaking to supporters at the York Expo Center shortly after 10 p.m., after thanking Corbett for his service to the state.
  • AP: Republican Sasse breezes to Nebraska US Senate win

    11/04/2014 6:38:11 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Nebraska voters have overwhelmingly elected Republican Ben Sasse to the U.S. Senate over Democrat David Domina. Sasse easily won election Tuesday, replacing Republican Mike Johanns, who didn't seek re-election. Sasse is president of Midland University in Fremont and previously worked in the U.S. Department of Justice, Department of Homeland Security and Department of Health and Human Services....
  • Tea party’s Frei finally joins Team Terry

    11/02/2014 1:22:14 AM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 4 replies
    It’s definitely late. Is it too little? During the GOP primary Frei, who lost to Lee Terry 53-47, accused Terry of “dirty politics.” In the final hours of his toughest and at times strangest Capitol Hill campaign in 16 years, Republican Congressman Lee Terry is scrambling to shore up his GOP base—thousands of potential voters who refused to back him in the May primary election. Early today Team Terry launched a 60 second radio ad which finds Dan Frei,—Terry’s tea party opponent from that rough and tumble, six-point primary—asking his “friends” to vote for Terry on Tuesday.
  • Nebraska Dem Uses Coma Patient as Prop in Political Ad

    10/24/2014 4:42:27 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 12 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | october 23, 2014 | adam kredo
    Democratic Nebraska Senate candidate Dave Domina is out with a new political ad that features a bedridden coma patient decked out in one of the campaign’s T-shirts. The ad had raised questions about the ethics of using a coma patient to give the politician a boost in the polls. Domina, who is running against Republican challenger Ben Sasse, also has come under fire in recent weeks for his previous work defending a Nazi war criminal, whom Domina referred to as “honorable” in an interview with the Free Beacon. The ad in questions feature Pappillion, Nebraska resident Deborah Chinnow, and her daughter Jenna, who is...
  • GOP Congressman Gets Boost From Racially Charged Ad [criticism of serial killer = "racism"]

    10/18/2014 5:19:40 AM PDT · by grundle · 8 replies
    Huffington Post [link only] | October 17, 2014 | Samantha Lachman
    link only:http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/17/lee-terry-brad-ashford_n_6003976.html?ncid=txtlnkusaolp00000592
  • LPS superintendent reacts to national attention directed at district's gender identity training

    10/13/2014 11:17:25 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 36 replies
    Lincoln Journal Star ^ | October 10, 2014 | Margaret Reist
    Lincoln Public Schools Superintendent Steve Joel pushed back Thursday against what he said was misinformed reaction to the district’s gender identity training by national commentators and news outlets... “Never once has anyone inside our system mandated that a teacher take (the words) ‘boys’ and ‘girls’ or ‘ladies’ and ‘gentlemen’ out of their interactions with children or interaction with adults. There’s no policy, there’s no procedure, there’s no changes being made to bathrooms in schools.” ... Among the advice in the handout was to avoid gendered terms like "girls" and "boys" and opt for gender neutral terms such as “campers” or...
  • School Told to Call Kids ‘Purple Penguins’ Because ‘Boys and Girls’ Is Not Inclusive to Transgender

    10/09/2014 1:36:53 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 52 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 10-8-2014 | Katherine Timpf
    A Nebraska school district has instructed its teachers to stop referring to students by “gendered expressions” such as “boys and girls,” and use “gender inclusive” ones such as “purple penguins” instead. “Don’t use phrases such as ‘boys and girls,’ ‘you guys,’ ‘ladies and gentlemen,’ and similarly gendered expressions to get kids’ attention,” instructs a training document given to middle-school teachers at the Lincoln Public Schools. “Create classroom names and then ask all of the ‘purple penguins’ to meet on the rug,” it advises. The document also warns against asking students to “line up as boys or girls,” and suggests asking...
  • Teachers told to stop calling kids 'boys and girls'

    10/11/2014 8:57:43 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 48 replies
    KCRA-TV ^ | Oct 10 2014 08:14:57 AM PDT
    In an effort to make classrooms more gender-inclusive, teachers at a middle school in Lincoln, Nebraska were given teaching guidelines advising them not to use "gendered expressions" by calling students "boys and girls." The Lincoln Journal Star reports that the teachers have been advised to use more gender-neutral expressions like campers, readers, athletes or even purple penguins. The teaching handout called "12 easy steps on the way to gender inclusiveness" advised teachers to avoid separating students by gender, but instead by birth dates or preferences. For example, they could ask students whether they prefer skateboards or bikes, milk or juice,...
  • Ebola Patient Needs $500,000 to Cover Medical Bills

    10/10/2014 11:37:46 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 74 replies
    Fiscal Times ^ | 15 hrs ago | Beth Braverman
    The 33-year-old freelance cameraman who contracted Ebola in Liberia is fighting for his life at the University of Nebraska Medical Center this week. He’s also racking up hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical bills. According to a GoFundMe campaign launched Monday by his friends, Ashoka Mukpo’s medical bills could run in excess of $500,000.
  • Nebraska Democrat Stands By Work Defending Nazi War Criminal

    10/09/2014 1:20:15 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 26 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 10-9-2014 | Adam Kredo
    October 9, 2014 Nebraska Democrat Stands By Work Defending Nazi War Criminal Democratic Senate Candidate Domina shared his ‘gift’ with ‘most wanted’ Nazi John ‘Ivan’ Kalymon By Adam Kredo Democratic Nebraska Senate candidate Dave Domina, in an interview with the Washington Free Beacon, stood by his work defending a former Nazi police officer stripped of his U.S. citizenship.Domina, who is trailing Republican Ben Sasse, said he did not balk when John Kalymon hired him in 2006 to fight the U.S. government, which was seeking to deport the former German-occupation police officer for lying about his past.“Mr. Kalymon lived an honorable...
  • Nebraska school district urges teachers to be more inclusive, stop referring to “boys and girls”

    10/08/2014 7:34:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/08/2014 | AllahPundit
    Via Katherine Timpf of NRO, I’m 90 percent sure this is a hoax. No, wait, let me rephrase: I would be 90 percent sure this is a hoax, if not for the fact that the school superintendent confirmed on a local radio show that these materials were handed out to teachers at one Lincoln-area middle school. Repeat: Middle school.Oh well. High time America’s 10-year-olds started considering whether they’re cis or trans.The recommendations about intervening when an androgynous child is being bullied are fine, but c’mon. This isn’t real, is it?I can’t read those italicized parts without hearing Mike Judge...
  • 19th America's Challenge Balloon Race

    10/07/2014 11:56:48 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 5 replies
    ABQ Int. Balloon Fiesta ^ | October 7, 2014 | ABQ Int. Balloon Fiesta
    The America's Challenge Gas Balloon Race was founded by the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta in 1995 due to the vision and efforts of Mark Sullivan, former Balloon Fiesta President and recipient of the Montgolfier Diplome (one of ballooning's highest honors), who saw the need for America to be identified with the world's most prestigious ballooning sport. The America’s Challenge Gas Balloon Race is modeled after the Coupe Aeronautique Gordon Bennett, but it differs from the older event in allowing balloons from all countries, without limits on the number of entries from each. The team that travels the longest distance wins.
  • School Told to Call Kids ‘Purple Penguins’ Because ‘Boys and Girls’ Is Not Inclusive to Transgender

    10/08/2014 2:38:38 PM PDT · by tje · 55 replies
    National Review ^ | OCTOBER 8, 2014 1:50 PM | Katherine Timpf
    A Nebraska school district has instructed its teachers to stop referring to students by “gendered expressions” such as “boys and girls,” and use “gender inclusive” ones such as “purple penguins” instead. “Don’t use phrases such as ‘boys and girls,’ ‘you guys,’ ‘ladies and gentlemen,’ and similarly gendered expressions to get kids’ attention,” instructs a training document given to middle-school teachers at Lincoln Public Schools. “Create classroom names and then ask all of the ‘purple penguins’ to meet on the rug,” it advises.
  • U.S. Journalist With Ebola Being Evacuated Freelancer Being Evacuated From Liberia to Nebraska

    10/03/2014 6:12:10 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 86 replies
    WSJ ^ | 10/03/14 | Drew Hinshaw, Lukas I. Alpert and Jennifer Levitz
    MONROVIA, Liberia—Ashoka Mukpo, an American freelance journalist diagnosed with Ebola, and the NBC News team he worked with here will be flown to the U.S., as the epidemic sweeping West Africa continues to have international repercussions. Mr. Mukpo is scheduled to be picked up Sunday night in Liberia and will be transported to the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, his father, Mitchell Levy, said Friday
  • Sasse stumbles on NRA question days after being endorsed

    09/27/2014 10:05:42 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 15 replies
    Nebraska Watchdog ^ | 9-18-14 | Deena Winter
    LINCOLN, Neb. — There were few surprises during Sunday’s U.S. Senate debate, except when the frontrunner, GOP nominee Ben Sasse, seemed to stumble on a question about gun rights just days after being endorsed by the National Rifle Association. Sasse earned the highest NRA rating a candidate can get without a voting record, and marked the group’s only endorsement in the general election. But he seemed confused when asked a question about background checks at gun shows by Colleen Williams, anchor for NTV, an ABC affiliate in Kearney. Here’s what she asked: “With countless national incidents, high profile shootings in...
  • US Senate Panel Advances Bill To Force Keystone Pipeline Approval

    06/19/2014 5:04:43 AM PDT · by thackney · 16 replies
    Reuters via Rig Zone ^ | June 18, 2014 | Ros Krasny
    The U.S. Senate Energy Committee advanced a bill on Wednesday that would force congressional approval of TransCanada's proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline project, but the measure seems unlikely to be taken up by the full Senate. The bill, the latest effort by lawmakers to breathe life into the long-delayed pipeline from Canada to the U.S. Gulf Coast, will languish without a commitment from Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to bring it to a vote. The measure, from Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu of Louisiana and Republican Senators John Hoeven of North Dakota and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, would take a decision...
  • NE: Woman, Gun, Dog, and Burglary Suspect

    09/05/2014 10:07:33 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 5 September, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    It happened in Omaha, Nebraska early on Tuesday morning.  Barb Haley was home alone, with her dog, Dozer.   Her husband was traveling for work.   She awoke to go to the restroom when Dozer ran out of the bedroom, barking.    Barb found the garage door open and drawers that appeared as if someone had rifled through them.   When she heard a crash, she retrieved her husband's pistol from the nightstand. If this is the correct timeline, it would have been better for her to retrieve the pistol when the Dozer alerted.  It is not a good idea to leave an...
  • Nebraska Medical Center to treat Boston doctor with Ebola

    09/04/2014 3:12:30 PM PDT · by Big Red Clay · 21 replies
    Omaha World Herald ^ | 09/04/2014 | From staff and wire reports
    University of Nebraska Medical Center Chancellor Jeffrey Gold said during a Thursday press conference that the Nebraska Medical will treat a patient with Ebola virus. The patient is Dr. Rick Sacra, a missionary who was serving in Liberia, according to SIM, a North Carolina-based charity. He is expected to arrive Friday morning at the med center's Nebraska Biocontainment Patient Care Unit, Gold said. Gold said the med center was contacted 48 hours ago by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services about treating an Ebola patient. "The biocontainment unit is built for this sort of event," Dr. Phil Smith...
  • ‘Cops’ Crew Member Killed by Omaha Police

    08/28/2014 2:24:11 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Broadcasting & Cable ^ | August 27, 2014 | Daniel Holloway
    Bryce Dion, a 38-year-old crew member for the series Cops was shot and killed by police in Omaha Tuesday night during the filming of an episode. A 32-year-old robbery suspect was also killed in the incident. Dion was accompanying police responding to an armed robbery at a Wendy’s restaurant. The Omaha World-Herald reported that Dion was killed after three officers opened fire in response to shots the suspect, Cortez Washington, fired with an Airsoft pellet gun. Dion was wearing a bullet-proof vest, but was shot under the left arm in an unprotected area. Dion was a seven-year veteran of the...
  • KFC Owner Gets Handwritten Apology From Patron who Took Extra Piece of Chicken

    08/10/2014 4:47:07 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    A Nebraska diner who felt guilty for absconding with an extra piece of KFC chicken sent the restaurant owner a handwritten apology letter and $2. Rocky Rasmussen, the owner of a North Platte KFC, got the unsigned letter in the mail. "This $2 is for the piece of chicken I brought home with me on Tuesday," the letter read. "That's stealing. Sorry!" The conscience of the chicken connoisseur kicked in after he or she claimed an extra poultry piece from the buffet at the restaurant. "I took more on my plate than I could eat and I knew it would...
  • The Bullock GM Dealership Auction

    08/02/2014 11:10:59 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 6 replies
    Barn Finds ^ | 8/2/14
    After the Lambrecht Auction, we figured it was only a matter of time before more old dealerships like it would hit the market. What we didn’t realize was how soon they would come up for sale. It goes to show you, once one family sells and makes a killing doing it, every other old family dealership will start doing the same. We aren’t particularly excited to see another family turn over their entire estate to an auction house, but we are glad to know that this collection is going to be given a chance to go to new homes. Unlike...
  • A Dozen States File Suit Against New Coal Rules

    08/02/2014 7:55:44 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 1, 2014 | By CORAL DAVENPORT
    Twelve states filed a lawsuit against the Obama administration on Friday seeking to block an Environmental Protection Agency proposal to regulate coal-fired power plants in an effort to stem climate change. The plaintiffs are led by West Virginia and include states that are home to some of the largest producers of coal and consumers of coal-fired electricity. The suit was filed in the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. The other plaintiffs are Alabama, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota and Wyoming. The E.P.A. rule, announced by President Obama on June...
  • Bill Would Force Feds to Reveal Housing Locations of Child Illegals

    07/16/2014 4:04:59 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 21 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | July 16, 2014 | Greg Richter
    Rep. Lee Terry, a Nebraska Republican, has introduced a bill that would force the federal government to tell states and Congress the locations where it is keeping the illegal immigrant children flooding the southern border. Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman has been making the same demand since some of the children were housed in his state without his prior knowledge. Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin made the same complaint Wednesday. Terry told Fox News Channel's "Your World with Neil Cavuto" on Wednesday his bill would force the Department of Homeland and Security and the Department of Health and Human Services to tell...