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Postby Big E » Tue Mar 19, 2013 4:01 pm

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Big E wrote:It's stupid and horribly unprofessional and he'll probably lose some votes over it.  But resign?  Give me a break.

If the same level of stupid was shown in defense of Chik-Fil-A he'd have people lined up making campaign donations and defending his rights to free speech.


So, if a politician was throwing the n-bomb around in relation to Grey, you would think the thought of him resigning a joke?


He'd totally have to resign.

But I don't think the n-bomb and bigotry towards gays are remotely on the same level as a tasteless stripper joke, either.
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Postby Big E » Tue Mar 19, 2013 4:03 pm

joeglow wrote:If an elected politician held up a shirt of Obama toiling the cotton fields and said "Obama, Quit Enslaving the American Public" you would consider it the same as those posts?


Should we bring up the tar baby reference by Michelle Bachmann?

No, probably not.
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Postby Brad » Wed Mar 20, 2013 10:56 am

Anyone see the Tweets about Jean Stothert that someone on Suttle's staff re-tweeted?
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Postby S33 » Wed Mar 20, 2013 11:47 am

Big E wrote:Should we bring up the tar baby reference by Michelle Bachmann?

No, probably not.


While I think Bachmann is a nutbag, I still do not think the comment was racially motivated. There are two levels of stupid here:

One, that someone aspiring to be president of the United States, uses an extremely derogatory racial term like 'tar baby' in a public forum

Or two, that someone aspiring to be president of the United States is too stupid to realize that the 'tar baby' reference has historically been used as a racial slur.

I tend to think she's the latter of the two.

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Postby Brad » Wed Mar 20, 2013 12:17 pm

Here is one of them:

Re-Tweeted by a Suttle campaign strategist, Jim Green.
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Postby S33 » Wed Mar 20, 2013 12:37 pm

What/who is #OMA13?

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Postby Brad » Wed Mar 20, 2013 12:39 pm

S33 wrote:What/who is #OMA13?


That's just a tag for the 2013 Election.

The real question is who's running that Omaha City Council Page...

EDIT: Who "WAS" running that page.  All the tweets have been deleted.
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Postby Big E » Wed Mar 20, 2013 12:44 pm

Brad wrote:EDIT: Who "WAS" running that page.  All the tweets have been deleted.


Yeah, if that's legit someone should be fired.  Yes, it's worse than a stripper cartoon.  No, it's not as bad as an N-bomb.
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Postby iamjacobm » Wed Mar 20, 2013 12:46 pm

It claims to be a parody account.

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Postby Brad » Wed Mar 20, 2013 12:48 pm

iamjacobm wrote:It claims to be a parody account.


Even so, I don't think anyone running for their office or one of their team members should be re-tweeting it...
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Postby iamjacobm » Wed Mar 20, 2013 12:50 pm

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iamjacobm wrote:It claims to be a parody account.


Even so, I don't think anyone running for their office or one of their team members should be re-tweeting it...


Ohh I didn't see that.  Yeah, completely stupid.

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Postby S33 » Wed Mar 20, 2013 12:51 pm

What an idiot. Suttle's campaign is undoubtedly down 1 staffer as of today, or should be.

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Postby bigredmed » Wed Mar 20, 2013 5:30 pm

S33 wrote:What an idiot. Suttle's campaign is undoubtedly down 1 staffer as of today, or should be.


So in the last election, one of his staffers paid homeless people $5 each to go vote for him and parked a bus outside Sienna Francis house which caused a lot of PR damage for a homeless shelter without a budget for such.  Now, his staffers retweet something this crude and disgusting?

At what point does it stop being his staffers' problem and start being his problem?

Suttle would take credit for something they did that was well received, and now he should take the blame here.  He and Jerran should have to do some serious splaining in public and on the record.   The idiot that did this, and the idiot that approved it should be right with them and they should be fired in public after they make their apology.

Oh, and they should get kicked in the junk on TV if their apologies include the word "if".

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Postby Brad » Wed Mar 20, 2013 7:52 pm

From the Omaha World-Herald Facebook Page!

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Postby S33 » Wed Mar 20, 2013 8:23 pm

Nice... But I don't get the fireman's pole part. I thought he was on the 'outs' with the fire fighters union?

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Postby Brad » Wed Mar 20, 2013 8:58 pm

S33 wrote:Nice... But I don't get the fireman's pole part. I thought he was on the 'outs' with the fire fighters union?


That photo of him holding up the other shirt is in McFly's, which is know as the firefighters bar.
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Postby Coyote » Tue Apr 02, 2013 8:08 pm

Early results:

STOTHERT 32%
SUTTLE 24%
NABITY 17%
ASHFORD 13%
WELCH 12%
DELUCA 1%
SULLIVAN 1%
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Postby Coyote » Tue Apr 02, 2013 8:50 pm

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Jean Stothert 10,059 33% 10,059 0%
Jim Suttle 7,071 24% 7,071 0%
Dave Nabity 4,728 16% 4,728 0%
Brad Ashford 3,642 13% 3,642 0%
Dan Welch 3,436 12% 3,436 0%
Maura DeLuca 75 1% 75 0%
Mort Sullivan 74 1% 74 0%
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Postby Coyote » Tue Apr 02, 2013 9:39 pm

9:30

Jean Stothert 14,000 31%
Jim Suttle 9,798 24%
Dave Nabity 7,285 18%
Brad Ashford 5,208 13%
Dan Welch 5,063 12%
Mort Sullivan 108 1%
Maura DeLuca 106 1%
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Postby Coyote » Tue Apr 02, 2013 10:11 pm

Final tally

          Mort Sullivan .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       153     .26
          Jim Suttle .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .    14,309   24.41
          Maura DeLuca  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       195     .33
          Jean Stothert .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .    18,870   32.20
          Brad Ashford  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     7,745   13.21
          Dave Nabity.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .    10,204   17.41
          Dan Welch  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     7,083   12.08
          WRITE-IN.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        52     .09
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Postby Brad » Wed Apr 03, 2013 8:23 am

Coyote wrote:Final tally

          Mort Sullivan .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       153     .26
          Jim Suttle .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .    14,309   24.41
          Maura DeLuca  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       195     .33
          Jean Stothert .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .    18,870   32.20
          Brad Ashford  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     7,745   13.21
          Dave Nabity.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .    10,204   17.41
          Dan Welch  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     7,083   12.08
          WRITE-IN.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        52     .09


It annoyed me last night that one of the news stations was posting it in random order and not in order of who was leading....

Jean Stothert .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  18,870   32.20
Jim Suttle .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .    14,309   24.41
Dave Nabity.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  10,204   17.41
Brad Ashford  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .   7,745   13.21
Dan Welch  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .    7,083   12.08
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Postby Big E » Wed Apr 03, 2013 8:33 am

So do you read this as it is basically Stothert's to lose, since all of the other Republican voters will file in like lemmings?

Or do you read it as Suttle's supporters assumed he'd make it through and didn't bother showing up for the primary, and the Democrat lemmings will show up next month?
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Postby joeglow » Wed Apr 03, 2013 8:39 am

Big E wrote:So do you read this as it is basically Stothert's to lose, since all of the other Republican voters will file in like lemmings?

Or do you read it as Suttle's supporters assumed he'd make it through and didn't bother showing up for the primary, and the Democrat lemmings will show up next month?


I think there are still a lot of people who are not happy with Suttle and will vote for anyone other than Suttle.  Given all the free publicity Stothert got in the last few weeks from her (anonymous) opponents, I am not too surprised with the results.

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Postby Brad » Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:24 am

Big E wrote:So do you read this as it is basically Stothert's to lose, since all of the other Republican voters will file in like lemmings?

Or do you read it as Suttle's supporters assumed he'd make it through and didn't bother showing up for the primary, and the Democrat lemmings will show up next month?


I heard a couple interestnig things on the radio this morning...

Suttle won zero districts west of 72nd Street.

Franklin T. Thompson received 7,340, almost as many votes as ALL the Candidates in North and South Omaha combined...

Garry Gernandt 2,700
Virgil J. Patlan, Sr. 1,241
Jacob Perasso 355
Ben Gray 1,550
Tariq Al-Amin 931
Bruce Hunter 789
Timothy Ashford 656
Dennis J. Womack 324
TOTAL - 8546

I would assume it will be closer in the General Election of the Predominately Democrat east Omaha shows up at the polls.
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Postby Big E » Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:29 am

joeglow wrote:I think there are still a lot of people who are not happy with Suttle and will vote for anyone other than Suttle.


Certainly.

joeglow wrote:Given all the free publicity Stothert got in the last few weeks from her (anonymous) opponents, I am not too surprised with the results.


I'm a little surprised she came out as far ahead of Suttle as she did, but I'm not surprised those are the two going to the general.

I'm surprised Ashford didn't show better, although I think most of his voters go to Suttle.  

Brad wrote:Suttle won zero districts west of 72nd Street.


Doesn't surprise me at all.
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Postby nebugeater » Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:22 am

Did anyone else here Stothert and Suttle on KFAB (via phone) together this AM on KFAB?  Not too bad of a converstation if you take out the fact that Jim Rose was an Assss the converation was good without saying anything.  Amoung other things Rose Asked, and I parphrase but not much, You too hate each other, care to comment on why..,
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Postby S33 » Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:52 am

Big E wrote:So do you read this as it is basically Stothert's to lose, since all of the other Republican voters will file in like lemmings?


So when Republicans vote en masse they are "lemmings", but when Democrats come out to vote, it's "hope and change" LOL!!!

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Postby Big E » Wed Apr 03, 2013 11:58 am

You must have missed the part where I called them both lemmings.

I know you'd never be antagonistic just for the sake of it.
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Postby S33 » Wed Apr 03, 2013 11:59 am

Big E wrote:I know you'd never be antagonistic just for the sake of it.
Not toward you, buttercup.

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Postby Big E » Wed Apr 03, 2013 12:39 pm

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Postby jessep28 » Wed Apr 03, 2013 1:28 pm

Big E wrote:So do you read this as it is basically Stothert's to lose, since all of the other Republican voters will file in like lemmings?


Unless Chris Janssen succeeds in getting some Jim Crow law with an emergency clause passed, I think the more liberal block in Omaha will come out and give her a run for her money.
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Postby Big E » Wed Apr 03, 2013 1:35 pm

Run for the money, yes.  But if I had to bet right now I think I'd bet on Stothert.

I mean, she has values.  How do you run against values?
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Postby Coyote » Wed Apr 03, 2013 2:25 pm

Brad wrote:
Coyote wrote:Final tally

          Mort Sullivan .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       153     .26
          Jim Suttle .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .    14,309   24.41
          Maura DeLuca  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       195     .33
          Jean Stothert .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .    18,870   32.20
          Brad Ashford  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     7,745   13.21
          Dave Nabity.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .    10,204   17.41
          Dan Welch  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     7,083   12.08
          WRITE-IN.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        52     .09


It annoyed me last night that one of the news stations was posting it in random order and not in order of who was leading....

Jean Stothert .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  18,870   32.20
Jim Suttle .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .    14,309   24.41
Dave Nabity.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  10,204   17.41
Brad Ashford  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .   7,745   13.21
Dan Welch  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .    7,083   12.08


That was the way the Douglas County Election Commission was posting them.
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Postby nebport5 » Wed Apr 03, 2013 2:40 pm

Big E wrote:Run for the money, yes.  But if I had to bet right now I think I'd bet on Stothert.

I mean, she has values.  How do you run against values?



Because corruption and extortion aren't values.  I can't more believe people aren't upset about it. (S33, don't give me the old, it's just politics argument and they are all corrupt)


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Postby S33 » Wed Apr 03, 2013 4:50 pm

nebport5 wrote:Because corruption and extortion aren't values.  I can't more believe people aren't upset about it. (S33, don't give me the old, it's just politics argument and they are all corrupt)


I would be one the last ones to shrug off corruption and extortion as a part of our poltitical system, even as true as it may be.

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Postby jessep28 » Sat Apr 06, 2013 11:41 pm

S33 wrote:
nebport5 wrote:Because corruption and extortion aren't values.  I can't more believe people aren't upset about it. (S33, don't give me the old, it's just politics argument and they are all corrupt)


I would be one the last ones to shrug off corruption and extortion as a part of our poltitical system, even as true as it may be.


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Postby joeglow » Fri May 03, 2013 8:31 am

Wow.  FIVE business people attended Suttle's rally to demonstrate how business supports him.  And not all five supported him.

http://www.omaha.com/article/20130503/N ... ection-bid

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Postby nebport5 » Fri May 03, 2013 1:01 pm

joeglow wrote:Wow.  FIVE business people attended Suttle's rally to demonstrate how business supports him.  And not all five supported him.

http://www.omaha.com/article/20130503/N ... ection-bid



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Postby S33 » Fri May 03, 2013 5:18 pm

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