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Open forum, Aug 18-24

...and unfortunately for a couple more Hawkman.

August 19, 2014 at 8:59 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Open forum, Aug 18-24

jacjak — August 19, 2014 at 5:01 p.m.

I'd like to know if Madore believes in anything but his pocket. Duping his followers with a make believe 'boondoggle' is as about as low as it gets. Imagine if this guy had more power.

It'd be nice to know the history of this guy. As corrupt as he seems to be, a part of me is waiting for a shoe to drop, somewhere, sometime about this guy.

The old expression 'Flim-Flam Man' comes to mind.

August 19, 2014 at 7:34 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Open forum, Aug 18-24

roger — August 19, 2014 at 6:24 p.m

We'll see. Hopefully it's not just a matter of concessions at this point. There is a strong Nebraskan bi-partisan effort to block it.

May our Lord Jesus look kindly upon Neil and Willie for their efforts.


August 19, 2014 at 7:26 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Open forum, Aug 18-24

One more note about this silly politician:

If you check out his latest anti charter rant on FB, he refers to the charter as "silly charter" every time he mentions it. At least (four?) in his latest post about it.

Where is the respect this charter deserves? Where is the respect for this bi-partisan effort from our community? You may disagree but...and quite honestly I've been a bit divided on it.

But I think one of our hack commissioners just made up my mind.

August 19, 2014 at 4:18 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Open forum, Aug 18-24

Just felt like a small rant...after checking out our Commissioner Madore's public Facebook website.

Off the rails.....(what is it with these conservatives?)

David Madore Members of hate groups like C3G2 who resort to Saul Alinsky’s "Rules for Radicals" are not welcome here individually or as anonymous shadow groups. Common decency that respects the character of others is a prerequisite to intelligent debate and meaningful dissent.
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Translation: I ban anyone who does not respect my total scam.

Alinsky's rules for something or other...seriously?? Pandering to the extremists. (you guys really think he believes this stuff?)

I'm not very familiar with the C3G2 website. What little I know (a letter to R Dean that was published) seems to be harmless if you have a thick skin. But a hate sight? I would think David better start weighing his accusations a bit more carefully.

....and then defending the Benton hire, claiming to be "thankful" they did not hire an "Environmental Specialist" for the job.....God forbid we should want an environmental specialist in that position.

This guy gives me the creeps. How the hell could a radical nut like this get elected except for his shameless pandering to local influential conservatives, and those who lapped it up.

To say it again. Madore knew his bridge would never be built and never intended for it to be built. He knows better. He's not stupid. This subject should start being addressed from this perspective imo. 300 grand and empty promises to buy his office. Typical bs politician. Nothing more

August 19, 2014 at 3:58 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Open forum, Aug 18-24

Sorry. Willie rather than Willy. Not to be confused with a deceased cat I named Willow, when Willow was alive of course...ahem....

August 19, 2014 at 3 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Open forum, Aug 18-24

Hawkman — August 19, 2014 at 2:09 p.m

I know, I know. And he's not the greatest guitar player either. Although he is quite talented, I think he mostly operates on heart, soul, spirit and genius. Primarily soul.

I believe inspiration is more spectral than linear. Having said that, Neil Young as an inspiration in my life, if I were to have to scale it from 1-10, Neil would rate an 11.

There's a reason he's one of the most beloved musicians on the planet. It's all about soul. Kinda the same with Willy.

August 19, 2014 at 2:56 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Open forum, Aug 18-24

-Neil Young, Willie Nelson Host Nebraska Farm Concert to Protest Pipeline-

After spending decades spearheading Farm Aid, Neil Young and Willie Nelson will once again team up for a benefit concert protesting a proposed Keystone XL pipeline that would cut through the historic Ponca Trail of Tears in Nebraska. On September 27th, the two Rock and Roll Hall of Famers will stage their "Harvest the Hope" concert at a farm outside Neligh, Nebraska, with all proceeds from the show going to Bold Nebraska, the Indigenous Environmental Network and the Cowboy and Indian Alliance. $50 tickets for the Harvest the Hope concert go on sale Wednesday, August 20th at Bold Nebraska's official site.

In addition to the imposition the proposed pipeline would have on tribal land, farm owners in the area are also concerned about the environmental footprint if energy company TransCanada's Keystone XL pipeline is approved, from contaminating groundwater to pollution. A handful of farmers along the pipeline's planned route have refused to sell their land to TransCanada, including Art and Helen Tanderup, whose Neligh, Nebraska farm will host the 10,000 attendees.

"Farmers, ranchers and tribes that have been standing up to TransCanada are rock stars in my eyes," Bold Nebraska director Jane Kleeb said in a statement. "Now we will have the honor to have music legends Neil Young and Willie Nelson stand with us against this risky pipeline that threatens our water and our livelihoods. It is our hope that President Obama in the end stands with us over Big Oil." Because the proposed pipeline also would cross international borders, President Obama would have to sign off on the project, reports.

Young has long been one of rock's most environmentally conscious rockers – the front page of his website currently features an essay on organic cotton T-shirts and the smart laundry practices – and he's previously lent support to Native American tribes in his native Canada who are also fighting against Big Oil. Last spring, Young traveled to Washington D.C. to protest the Keystone XL pipeline, which is where he met Art Tanderup and the "Harvest for Hope" concert was conceived. Young and Nelson hadn't performed together in Nebraska since the third annual Farm Aid visited Lincoln's Memorial Stadium in 1987.

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August 19, 2014 at 1:39 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Open forum, Aug 18-24

-Joe Biden, Senate tiebreaker?-

A 50-50 Senate is more politics nerd parlor game than realistic outcome this fall. After all, it’s only happened twice. But were the Senate to be divided straight down the middle, it would make Biden the ultimate tie-breaker — a dream come true for a guy who spent 36 years in the institution and a potential opportunity for a VP who hasn’t ruled out running for president.

“He’d like two years of being the deciding vote, back in the cloakroom, in the Senate gym,” said former Sen. Ted Kaufman (D-Del.), Biden’s longtime chief of staff and still a close friend. “I think he would revel in that.”

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