Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Wing-It Wednesday

Things have been verrrrrrrry busy here on Leavenworth Street, and unfortunately we haven't the time to post right now.

So we hand it over to you today, intrepid commenters.

Comment as you must, but please try to keep it to Nebraska politics. And keep it clean and non-personal. We hate using the delete button, but will if we must.

And to show that we're not totally abandoning you, here's a little SAB to tide you over.

Democrat nominees Scott Kleeb and Jim Esch and the boys.


Stan Marsh said...

Challenge:::: can anybody find Butt-Head wearing a cowboy hat? You can't use a stock Kleeb photo..haha.

BB said...

Esch-head says:

" I want to be a Congressman because if I was I'd be cool and get lots of chicks. hehehe"

Mrs. Lee said...

bb, you sayin' Lee gets lots of chicks?

One word....YUCK!

And Stan, get a life!!

right wing rant said...

Conservatives -- Since we believe in a God, pray for a power outage in our stormy weather.

It's the only hope that liberal bloggers may actually get a get a life.

Buchanan 2008!

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Street Sweeper said...

Hey commenters. Reign it in a little would ya. Deleting is a hassle.

Anonymous said...

If Esch is Butters from South Park who would Kleeb be? Mr. Garrison? They are both teachers.

Uncle Wiggily said...

Success is a harsh mistress, Sweeper ... now we're expecting you to keep us informed and entertained ... 24/7.

Still the best pol-blog in the heartland ... good job.

Street Sweeper said...

UW, you're too kind.

You've got good new stuff up regularly as well, and I highly suggest everyone check out your excellent writing at the Heartland Notebook.

We hope to have a new post up soon.

Anonymous said...


I can't believe you would let someone imply that our Congressman is not faithful to his wife, but not let someone inquire as to why Mr. Esch has not complied with the FEC laws, the US House rules, and point out how many Esch dollars have been utilized in the last 2 1/2 years trying to get Jimmy a good paying job.

What gives?

Street Sweeper said...

You and anyone else who frequents L St knows that I wouldn't delete b/c of statements about FEC filings. Please don't pretend that's all the deleted comment said.

If there's some other comment that you're suggesting shouldn't be up, please let me know.

And enough of this BS. If you have something worthwhile to say, say it.

Anonymous said...


The rest was more benign than other things posted on here, but to speculate will only waste my time and yours.

Esch has requests for info missing from the FEC site; he has no record on his closed committee as to what he is doing with his debt; by opening a new committee (unnecessarily) he circumvented over a month of campaign donations and expenses that would have been required for anyone else running for the same office a second (or third, fourth, fifth, etc.) time.

No BS, just wanting a level playing field for all professional politicians!

Pol observer said...

Professional Politician...Jim Esch??? Really, anonymous!!! I think Amatuer would fit Jim. Doesn't professional mean he recieves income from said activity?

Anonymous said...

On another subject, while searching the internet, I came across a very conservative site called The Q and O Blog ( and was surprised to see a Kleb for Senate ad.

Am I to assume that a google ad is kind of like a busbench or billboard (no offense, Jim), you never know if it will appear in the right place to be of any use, or not?

I hope all the Dums keep spending their money this way!

Anonymous said...

If Esch was a professional politician, he would not be missing FEC filing deadlines. What an amateur.

colorblind guy said...


One of the most pressing issues on the Nebraska political front right now is the affirmative action initiative. I hope you'll give it some attention in future posts.

It's been reported that Nebraska's most liberal interests have contributed nearly $275,000 to defend and protect the backwards practice of reverse discrimination.

NU President J.B. Milliken and the leftist ideologues at the ACLU need to answer this: Why is discrimination against white residents of this state a sound public policy?

But this is about more than race. According to the University’s employment statement, it is NU’s policy “not to discriminate based on gender, age, disability, race, color, religion … or sexual orientation.” That's right -- “sexual orientation.”

How sad that the University Foundation, ACLU and others are spending hundreds of thousands of dollars to defend a mandate that tells the state – and perhaps one day soon, private employers – they must hire those who practice a backwards lifestyle most Nebraskans find destructive and morally reprehensible.

Just a suggested topic from a daily reader.

asecurityguard said...

I know this is going to be very traumatic for you, but your gonna have to get used to the idea of equeal rights for gays. it'll be here before you know it. Live and let live my man

tricityrepublican said...

the site should focus more on issues in nebraska politics such as the heartland expressway and other road projects and the affirmative action initiative. it should also look into the affairs of more nebraska towns than just omaha. The site does give good coverage of the horseraces.