Sunday, February 14, 2010

Random Musings on a Sunday Night

Waning Credibility

If Nebraska Democrats wonder why the political media is taking a pass at their press releases, they have only themselves to blame. In recent weeks Democrat Tom White and the Nebraska Democrat Party has misled reporters. First, Tom White arrogantly announced that his congressional campaign had raised $175,000 in the final quarter of 2009, but intentionally failed to reveal to reporters that $50,000 of that was money he personally loaned to his campaign. Then the Nebraska Democrat Party issued a press release attacking Republican State Senator Scott Lautenbaugh for comments he allegedly made regarding legislation to thin Nebraska's burgeoning deer population; the only problem is the quotes they attributed to Sen. Lautenbaugh are actually from the Lincoln Journal-Star columnist Joe Duggan, not Sen. Lautenbaugh. Requests for a retraction have gone ignored.
Nebraska Democrats: Don't let the truth get in the way of your liberal agenda.

Another sign of our rotting culture

After church, a nice family brunch, an afternoon at Barnes & Noble and a round of family basketball at the YMCA, we decided to cozy up in our living room with a fire ablazing to watch the Olympics. A perfect family activity, right? Except WOWT decided to run repeated promos for its upcoming story on a "cheaters" website for adultery. Clearly the station understood that many children would be watching tonight's Olympic events. Was it so important to run promos for this so-called "news story" tonight? Really?

February 16 is Upon Us--Where are the Democrats?

Tuesday, February 16 is the deadline for incumbent officeholders to file for public office. Still no sign of any credible Democrat to take on Governor Dave Heineman. If Tuesday comes and goes with no filing by the Democrats, it's clear they agree with us that Governor Heineman has done an excellent job and deserves reelection. We would welcome such a show of bipartisanship.

1 comment:

  1. Does borrowing money actually constitute fundraising money? For example, is someone lent the red cross $1,000, did the red cross really raise $1,000? I would say there's a difference between fundraising and borrowing.