I got a call a week or so ago from a former neighbor who was excited about Ben Sasse’s candidacy for the Nebraska U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Mike Johanns. After explaining why she’s so enthused by what she’s seen during Sasse’s campaign appearances, she urged me to consider voting for Sasse in the […]
This article is for any grassroots organizations who still think working with Republican leadership is the way to change the political landscape for the better: You’d have to be intentionally oblivious to be unaware that the Republican Party powers-that-be and the associated high rollers who fund the Party and the candidates it fields have a […]
I publish this as April 15th has only a couple of hours left. I know that in most people’s minds, this date marks the third anniversary of what has come to be known as the tea party movement. I know why people think that, of course. The majority of people first heard about modern day […]
Earlier this week, Julie Schmit-Albin, Linda and myself spoke with reporter Kay Kemmet from the Omaha World-Herald about the City’s handling of different groups and their use of public spaces, and specifically, of course, their handling of the Occupy Lincoln group. Her story was published on Friday; click the image to read it in full. […]
I hope all of our visitors had a blessed and peaceful Thanksgiving holiday. I took an extended (and unannounced) holiday break myself and very much enjoyed time with family. I even enjoyed chasing dust bunnies and scrubbing word work in preparation for our usual Thanksgiving visitors. My computer was off and if a TV was […]
We have a Shanty Town on Lincoln’s Centennial Mall with an increasing number of tents. “Residents” of this new community have every intention of staying indefinitely. Just how is that possible? Whatever disagreements I have with the Occupy Lincoln group, I do agree that they have a fundamental right to speak their minds. Because I […]
A snapshot of an email received by GiN’s Norlyn and forwarded to me is included below for readers’ consideration. Norlyn’s included note… “Start here. Note the ‘From’, the speakers, and the ‘paid for by’. Does anyone else see a problem here? Anyone?” Linda and I have the same questions. What say YOU?
Shelli is away this weekend, leaving me IN CHARGE here at the GiN joint. I recall the last time I was left in charge of something this important. My brother-in-law was getting married and asked me to take his extra set of car keys and hide his car in a parking garage near the reception […]