Monday, October 26, 2015

Heineman administration made African despot who vowed to slit throats of LGBTs a NE Navy Admiral

Above: post by Joe Jervis of
In October of 2010, the Omaha World-Herald reported that then-governor Dave Heineman (an intractable foe of LGBT civil rights) bestowed a title on ruthless Gambian dictator Yahya Jammeh. The Herald story claimed that Heineman
     ...never intended to honor [Gambian Dictator Yahya] Jammeh. Instead, a San Francisco man requested the admiralship, and Heineman's staff processed it with little scrutiny...
     Heineman has said it wouldn't be a good use of time or money to investigate each nomination, especially since the vast majority are legitimate.
Former Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman
pictured with a weasel, at left
    An Admiralship in the mythical navy of Nebraska, a landlocked state, confers authority over "seamen, tadpoles and goldfish."

Friday, October 16, 2015

NE judge slaps down antigay GOP AG, says Doug Peterson's request "defies common sense"

     Lancaster County District Judge John Colborn clarified an earlier ruling striking down the state's 1995 ban on gays and lesbian foster parents and in so doing has sharply rebuked Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson, who has repeatedly squandered tax dollars by pursuing various legal maneuvers to forestall gay marriage.
     Peterson unconvincingly argued that Colborn had erred in overruling the state's LGBT ban, since the state discreetly stopped enforcing the prohibition in 2012.
     Colborn's amended order said it “defies common sense” for a government agency to adopt a new policy without rescinding or replacing a previous policy that was at odds with the new one.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Lipstick and a pig: AD Shawn Eichorst talks about Nebraska football's win/loss record so far this season

KETV actually got the Husker''s athletic director to sit down in front of its camera where he said stuff like this:
The results, sometimes, aren't always in wins and losses... I like what's going on behind the scenes... I think we've really played well, at times, throughout this season... You can't always get caught up just watching the scoreboard....

Matt Damon and JImmy Kimmel go to couples therapy

This is exquisitely funny.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Alex Lewis, Husker offensive lineman, smiles, blows kisses, says "Sorry we suck" to crowd after defeat by Illinois

This is different. No, not Big Red's downward spiral in college football, but the attitude of Alex Lewis, one of six Husker co-captains this year, who takes the game in stride (Former powerhouse Nebraska is 2-3 this season.) Coach Riley is scheduled to talk to Lewis about his behavior.
     Maybe he should talk to his assistant coaches about their behavior. At least Lewis is now only blowing kisses, which was not what he was doing two years ago:
On May 11, 2013, the former transfer from Colorado and a fellow CU teammate were involved in an altercation in Boulder, Colo., that left one man unconscious. Lewis was convicted of misdemeanor assault and sentenced to 45 days in jail, though it was delayed until last summer so he could complete his spring classes.
     The Lincoln Journal-Star is worried that Lewis's sarcastic gesture was disrespectful to Nebraska fans. (Regarding that, one can almost hear the laughter from the office of former Nebraska Coach Bo Pellini in Youngstown, Ohio.)
     The account we read, at CollegeSpun, was written by Andrew Holleran. No, not that Andrew Holleran, who wrote this novel which is being made into a movie.

Linoma Mashers, together 30 years, will appear Wednesday at the Barley St. Tavern in Omaha's fabulous Benson district

Here they are in 2010, performing "Oh, Betty!"

And here's their reggae cover of A Summer Place: