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by Omababe
Fri Jul 14, 2017 5:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Begging on Street Corners
Replies: 52
Views: 4791

Re: Begging on Street Corners

There was a "desperate family", couple and two kids, at the corner by the Fantasy's when I stopped there to get the car washed yesterday. Thing is, there was a big sign "Now Hiring" at the Fantasy's. The jobs are out there for the people who want them.
by Omababe
Wed Jul 12, 2017 6:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Odds of President Trump making it the full 4 years.
Replies: 14
Views: 327

Re: Odds of President Trump making it the full 4 years.

In Nevada, you can't take bets on politics, but you can in the UK and Ireland. Here's one of them:

http://www.paddypower.com/bet/politics/ ... s-politics
by Omababe
Wed Jul 12, 2017 6:12 am
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Bringing government agencies here
Replies: 10
Views: 308

Re: Bringing government agencies here

RNcyanide wrote:That's how everyone else has been doing it. I don't see why we can't.


Let's see here ... {wheels turning} a midwest Russian consulate? :)
by Omababe
Tue Jul 11, 2017 5:00 am
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Bringing government agencies here
Replies: 10
Views: 308

Re: Bringing government agencies here

daveoma wrote:I wish I knew how government agencies chose certain cities over others.


Politics and pork! :)
by Omababe
Fri Jul 07, 2017 9:35 am
Forum: Business
Topic: Wooing Businesses To Omaha
Replies: 44
Views: 945

Re: Wooing Businesses To Omaha

ricko wrote:Does Omaha really need another chain burger/pizza/whatever joint, or a chain anything?


No!

(Next question please.) :)
by Omababe
Thu Jul 06, 2017 3:44 am
Forum: Business
Topic: Wooing Businesses To Omaha
Replies: 44
Views: 945

Re: Wooing Businesses To Omaha

On the recommendation of a friend, I ate at a White Castle in Alexandria, Virginia in the mid-1980's. It had to be the single worst meal I've ever had in my life, and I'll eat just about anything----ain't picky about food, but I'll never understand the whole 'White Castle' thing. If you grew up in ...
by Omababe
Mon Jun 05, 2017 6:53 am
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium
Replies: 955
Views: 91608

Re: Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium

Charge for parking?
by Omababe
Tue May 23, 2017 5:33 am
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Stroud's Pan-Fried Chicken (former Mimi's @ Village Pointe)
Replies: 163
Views: 16589

Re: Stroud's Pan-Fried Chicken (former Mimi's @ Village Pointe)

This is on the try-it list, but sometime just hasn't come around yet. :)
by Omababe
Tue May 23, 2017 5:29 am
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Omaha's Best Hamburger part iii
Replies: 14
Views: 659

Re: Omaha's Best Hamburger part iii

I guess I did not vote out of protest...........It is outrageous that Runza and Broncos would be included on any list of good places to get a hamburger. Crazier still is that some banana voted for Runza. :? Actually, Runza burgers are not that bad, really. I always think of Broncos as kind of a McD...
by Omababe
Mon May 22, 2017 4:48 am
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Omaha's Best Hamburger part iii
Replies: 14
Views: 659

Re: Omaha's Best Hamburger part iii

Only two votes so far!
by Omababe
Thu May 18, 2017 7:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RIP [Insert Dead Celebrity here] :(
Replies: 636
Views: 66328

Re: RIP [Insert Dead Celebrity here] :(

Roger Ailes of Faux News fame.

Also Chris Cornell (Soundgarden - Much too young!) :(
by Omababe
Wed May 17, 2017 7:39 am
Forum: Council Bluffs Development
Topic: Metro Crossing: I-80 and I-29 (east)
Replies: 289
Views: 62306

Re: Metro Crossing: I-80 and I-29 (east)

Omaha_Gabe wrote:Kansas City BBQ is now closed


Blame it on the casinos! :)
by Omababe
Wed May 17, 2017 7:37 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Eppley Airfield
Replies: 804
Views: 89502

Re: Omaha Eppley Airfield

Hmmmm ... Looking at that drawing, they are building the thing right next to the runways. ????? I would think that if they want a rental car center, they would do as most other airports are doing and get it away from the immediate terminal and runway area. Might that location preclude future termina...
by Omababe
Mon May 01, 2017 8:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Modifications to eOmahaForums
Replies: 709
Views: 64330

Re: Modifications to eOmahaForums

I am currently in Boston and the hotel WiFi would not let me log in.

Smart phone works fine .
by Omababe
Thu Apr 27, 2017 6:51 am
Forum: Omaha Metro Area Government
Topic: 2017 Omaha Mayoral Election
Replies: 308
Views: 9837

Re: 2017 Omaha Mayoral Election

Note to the ethically challenged- If you are selling or promoting or even using a robo-dialer you pretty much are a low life scum bag. Back in those days a competing agency did take Mort up on an in-house demo of one of those machines. (I was told this first hand by someone at that agency.) This wa...
by Omababe
Wed Apr 26, 2017 5:51 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Eppley Airfield
Replies: 804
Views: 89502

Re: Omaha Eppley Airfield

Southwest has 6 non-stop flights daily to MDW from OMA through August. 0520, 0740, 1150, 1350, 1830, 2010.
...
September - October, 4 flights


Well, that answers it. I'm very sure in previous years I've caught a mid-morning SW flight.
by Omababe
Wed Apr 26, 2017 5:43 am
Forum: Omaha Metro Area Government
Topic: 2017 Omaha Mayoral Election
Replies: 308
Views: 9837

Re: 2017 Omaha Mayoral Election

All signs seem to point to Mort. When you said "auto call" I knew it had to be Mort. (The first time I crossed paths with Mort, I was working for an ad agency and he was trying to sell us robo-dialers. This was decades ago.) Looking at the web site, if you didn't know it was Mort, you did...
by Omababe
Thu Apr 20, 2017 6:37 am
Forum: News and Events
Topic: Omaha Local News Channels
Replies: 837
Views: 104470

Re: Omaha Local News Channels

I don't understand why "Jeopardy!" airs on WOWT and "Wheel" on KETV. The only time they were both on the same station was back in the late 80's/early 90's when they aired on KMTV. Those are now both syndicated shows, as opposed to network shows. They will appear in most major ma...
by Omababe
Fri Apr 14, 2017 5:16 am
Forum: eOmahaForums Bar and Grill
Topic: Man Dragged Off Plane in Chicago
Replies: 5
Views: 213

Re: Man Dragged Off Plane in Chicago

I don't have all of the details for sure, but this situation was handled very poorly. As a semi-frequent flier, United is probably my least favorite of the major airlines to fly. Yes, they have great coverage and they usually get you there in one piece and more or less on time, but when things go wr...
by Omababe
Fri Apr 14, 2017 5:05 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Eppley Airfield
Replies: 804
Views: 89502

Re: Omaha Eppley Airfield

Southwest flies 6x daily to Midway during the Summer and a few other busy periods of the year, otherwise it's been 5x daily during past several years during slow times. I believe this year they did drop down to 4x daily in January on off days this past year. Going forward, schedule looks consistent...
by Omababe
Fri Apr 14, 2017 4:56 am
Forum: Sports
Topic: 2017 College World Series
Replies: 64
Views: 1830

Re: 2017 College World Series

mrsticka wrote:What dates will the College World Series be?


Word on the street is June 17 until whenever.
by Omababe
Thu Apr 13, 2017 4:26 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Eppley Airfield
Replies: 804
Views: 89502

Re: Omaha Eppley Airfield

Am I imagining things or has Southwest cut one or more morning OMA-MDW flights?
by Omababe
Wed Apr 12, 2017 4:10 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Eppley Airfield
Replies: 804
Views: 89502

Re: Omaha Eppley Airfield

OmahaOmaha wrote:I hope they include spaces for food trucks.


Food trucks?

At an airport?

Huh?
by Omababe
Wed Apr 12, 2017 4:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RIP [Insert Dead Celebrity here] :(
Replies: 636
Views: 66328

Re: RIP [Insert Dead Celebrity here] :(

debradomayer wrote:J Geils, musician 71


:( :(
by Omababe
Tue Apr 11, 2017 4:07 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Eppley Airfield
Replies: 804
Views: 89502

Re: Omaha Eppley Airfield

jessep28 wrote:We may be seeing some very reasonable airfares from United here in the near future.


Untied is probably my least favorite airline. The attitude of many of their people exudes arrogance and quite honestly that segment which is now in heavy rotation on the news channels does not surprise me at all. :(
by Omababe
Fri Apr 07, 2017 5:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RIP [Insert Dead Celebrity here] :(
Replies: 636
Views: 66328

Re: RIP [Insert Dead Celebrity here] :(

Surprised nobody mentioned Don Rickles.

(Edit: {assume Emily Litela mode} Nevermind) :)
by Omababe
Fri Apr 07, 2017 5:08 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Eppley Airfield
Replies: 804
Views: 89502

Re: Omaha Eppley Airfield

As far as I remember, those markings have been at B15-B19…maybe I'm wrong. I don't know, I was not really paying attention to the numbers. One thing I do find kind of amusing is that one flight I take semi-frequently to Chicago seems to always take off a B-17 in Omaha and land at B-17 at Midway. :)
by Omababe
Thu Apr 06, 2017 5:01 am
Forum: Omaha Metro Area Government
Topic: 2017 Omaha Mayoral Election
Replies: 308
Views: 9837

Re: 2017 Omaha Mayoral Election

Linkin5 wrote:
Coyote wrote:KETV Channel 7, tonight at 10:00, will have an expose on D'Shawn Cunningham and his 'criminal background and troubled past'


Lol, uh oh.


You mean this?

http://www.ketv.com/article/omaha-city- ... rd/9238813
by Omababe
Wed Apr 05, 2017 4:19 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Eppley Airfield
Replies: 804
Views: 89502

Re: Omaha Eppley Airfield

One thing I did notice when waiting for a Southwest flight last week is that they now seem to have Southwest A-B-C numbered things on all of the gates on the east side of the north concourse.
by Omababe
Wed Apr 05, 2017 4:11 am
Forum: News and Events
Topic: Omaha Local News Channels
Replies: 837
Views: 104470

Re: Omaha Local News Channels

I've noticed this more and more and more lately, specifically on KMTV and KETV (I seldom watch WOWT news anymore). They seem to be referring to street names improperly quite a bit. "Ames STREET" and "Giles STREET" (multiple times) are the two most recent. I would THINK that those...
by Omababe
Mon Apr 03, 2017 4:01 am
Forum: Rumors
Topic: Brite Ideas Closing
Replies: 9
Views: 507

Re: Brite Ideas Closing

jessep28 wrote:They probably will just switch to Chinese suppliers but otherwise stay in business. Unless rich people and businesses are putting up their own lighting displays these days.


I was gonna say that I thought the bulk of their business was seasonal residential install and take-down.
by Omababe
Fri Mar 24, 2017 3:40 am
Forum: Council Bluffs Development
Topic: Love's Travel Stop Hwy 34
Replies: 3
Views: 406

Re: Love's Travel Stop Hwy 34

I frequently stop at the Loves in St. Joseph when I drive to KC. It's usually (at least close to) the cheapest gas between Omaha and KC.
by Omababe
Wed Mar 22, 2017 5:20 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Eppley Airfield
Replies: 804
Views: 89502

Re: Omaha Eppley Airfield

Now if they would only add San Jose and BWI they would have all of the places I regularly fly. :) (Well, not counting Grand Junction.)
by Omababe
Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:39 am
Forum: eOmahaForums Bar and Grill
Topic: Judgemental map of Nebraska
Replies: 6
Views: 720

Re: Judgemental map of Nebraska

damonhynes wrote:"World's largest bar of Irish Spring"...LOLOLOL


That Mint Monstrosity is an eyesore!
by Omababe
Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:33 am
Forum: Omaha Metro Area Government
Topic: OPS Superintendent opening down to 0 again
Replies: 43
Views: 1645

Re: OPS Superintendent opening down to 0 again

The fact that both finalists simultaneously dropped out and released a joint statement seems to suggest they no longer wanted to deal with the board and/or administration. The impression I got from the Talking Heads yesterday is that both of them were more or less snubbed by the board and the headh...
by Omababe
Sun Mar 19, 2017 6:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RIP [Insert Dead Celebrity here] :(
Replies: 636
Views: 66328

Re: RIP [Insert Dead Celebrity here] :(

Coyote wrote:RIP Chuck Berry @ 90


:(

One of those who truly bridged my parents' generation and mine!
by Omababe
Sun Mar 19, 2017 6:33 am
Forum: Omaha Metro Area Government
Topic: OPS Superintendent opening down to 0 again
Replies: 43
Views: 1645

Re: OPS Superintendent opening down to 0 again

My guess is the market is more competitive and they found greener pastures to pursue. Perhaps some of their current districts offered to pay them to stay maybe?
by Omababe
Fri Mar 17, 2017 5:28 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Grace University
Replies: 28
Views: 3419

Re: Grace University

So? Is the move to Blair an "expansion" or a contraction for Grace?
by Omababe
Mon Mar 13, 2017 4:05 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Seventy Five North (former Pleasantview Homes projects)
Replies: 49
Views: 6021

Re: Seventy Five North (former Pleasantview Homes projects)

Comparitavily, Bemis Park was a cakewalk compared to where we came from! I lived in that area for a while back in the 1970s. I thought the neighborhood was not bad at all. Very eclectic mix of all types of people at the time, from twentysomethings to younger families to middle age types. The neighb...

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