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  • “Modernized” Undetectable Firearms Bill Would Outlaw Glocks, Many Rifles

    03/17/2017 5:54:03 AM PDT · by marktwain · 32 replies
    ammoland ^ | 8 March, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Senator Nelson from Florida has filed a restrictive bill that would stifle innovation and experimentation, without significantly impacting terrorists or criminals. Interestingly, a complete exemption would be included for the U.S. government and agencies. The bill is titled the “Undetectable Firearms Modernization Act of 2017“. Nelson mis-characterizes the state of the art with this falsehood: “Thanks to advances in technology, anyone with a 3-D printer can simply print a fully-functioning firearm that can be snuck through a metal detector without being noticed,” Nelson said. “These guns pose a real threat to our safety and we need to be doing...
  • Airport Shooter Converted to Islam, Identified as Aashiq Hammad Years Before Joining Army

    01/10/2017 1:55:24 PM PST · by jazusamo · 85 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | January 10, 2017
    The Ft. Lauderdale Airport shooter is a Muslim convert who years before joining the U.S. Army took on an Islamic name (Aashiq Hammad), downloaded terrorist propaganda and recorded Islamic religious music online, according to public records dug up by the investigative news site of an award-winning, California journalist. This is pertinent information that the Obama administration apparently wants to keep quiet, bringing up memories of the Benghazi cover up, in which the president and his cohorts knowingly lied to conceal that Islamic terrorists attacked the U.S. Special Mission in Libya. Information is slowly trickling out that links the Ft. Lauderdale...
  • How the CIA Sold Out Nelson Mandela

    05/17/2016 6:56:40 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 38 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 16 May, 2016 | FICKLE FINGER
    He spent nearly three decades in prison. Known the world over as a freedom fighter and an ambassador of social justice, today Nelson Mandela is an icon whose death in 2013 at age 95 sparked mourning around the globe. President Barack Obama and a high-profile official delegation that included former presidents Jimmy Carter, George W. Bush, and Bill Clinton attended the memorial service, televised everywhere on the planet. But—if a former State Department official and reported Central Intelligence Agency operative can be believed—the U.S. government aided in Mandela’s 1962 capture and thus bears some responsibility for the 27 years he...
  • Climate change already happening in Florida, Nelson tells UF

    08/31/2015 7:23:56 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 40 replies
    Ocala Star Banner ^ | August 31, 2015 | By Jeff Schweers
    GAINESVILLE — Florida and Alaska are about as far apart as two states can be from be from each other physically, geographically and climate-wise. But U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D- Fla., on Monday said he’s witnessed the devastating effects global warming is already having on both states. “I walked to the edge of the glacier and saw that it’s really melting,” Nelson said of his mid-August visit to a US Coast Guard base in Kodiak, Alaska. He also recalled how Alton Road in Miami Beach was flooded during high tide before million-dollar pumps were installed. Nelson visited University of Florida...
  • Senate Passes 90-0 Resolution Demanding Iran Release Americans

    05/11/2015 6:48:42 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 32 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 5-11-15 | Bridget Johnson
    The Senate lent strong support today to a simply worded resolution calling on Iran to let four Americans come home. The bipartisan resolution from Sen. Jim Risch (R-Idaho) passed 90-0. It states that it’s the policy of the United States that “the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran should immediately release Saeed Abedini, Amir Hekmati, and Jason Rezaian, and cooperate with the United States Government to locate and return Robert Levinson; and the United States Government should undertake every effort using every diplomatic tool at its disposal to secure their immediate release.” Washington Post bureau chief Rezaian, a California...
  • Ozzie and Harriet's haunted house remodeled, spirit gone (with before-and-after photos)

    09/11/2014 1:25:24 PM PDT · by upbeat5 · 43 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | September 10, 2014 | Jennifer Karmon
    Before the Pritchetts and Dunphys, or the Cosbys, or the Bradys -- before the Cleavers, even -- there were Ozzie and Harriet Nelson and their sons, David and Ricky. For 14 years and 435 episodes, the Nelsons starred in a TV show about themselves, filmed on sets that replicated their own Los Angeles home. They invited America into their living room from 1952 to 1966, and hundreds of thousands of American families returned the favor. Even now, the phrase "Ozzie and Harriet" is practically synonymous with clean-scrubbed 1950s America.
  • Google Doodle goes nuts over Nelson Mandela

    07/18/2014 9:56:55 AM PDT · by GOP Congress · 9 replies
    The communist, America haters at Google are at it again. They have a Google Doodle for Nelson Mandela's 96th birthday, but not just a clickthrough to the Wikipedia. They have an entire sequence of Kumbaya images that basically tells white to go you-know-what themselves. Another reason to use as your search engine. (Side note: I wonder if Google keeps an eye on who clicks the image, and more frighteningly, who DOESN'T click the image?) LINK TO COMMIE GOOGLE SITE
  • Amnesty Issue Hits GOP Race In Nebraska

    05/10/2014 6:25:42 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 14 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | Neil Munro
    A new campaign-trail pledge to vote against any immigration increases took center stage in the Nebraska GOP Senate primary race on Friday, when candidate Shane Osborne slammed his rival for not signing the pledge and also charged him with deception. “Nebraskans are learning that Ben Sasse isn’t the candidate he’s pretending to be [and] on the most important issues of the day, from Immigration to ObamaCare, Sasse is no conservative,” said a statement from the campaign, only four days before voting begins on Tuesday.
  • Word of God lives on unknown soldier's tomb in War Memorial

    10/28/2013 1:28:10 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 6 replies
    The Australian ^ | 29th October 2013 | Nick Cater
    THE Australian War Memorial has abandoned a proposal to remove the words "known unto God" from the Tomb of the Australian Unknown Soldier after the personal intervention of Tony Abbott. The memorial's governing council decided at its meeting in August to replace two inscriptions on the tomb at the Canberra memorial with words from a speech by Paul Keating. The memorial's director, former Liberal Party leader Brendan Nelson, announced the changes in an unscripted National Press Club speech six weeks ago on a day when attention was focused on the swearing in of the new government. It was several days...
  • Nebraska health-insurance premiums increase 21%-143% with ObamaCare

    08/31/2013 10:40:54 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 4 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 1:01 pm on August 31, 2013 | by Ed Morrissey
    The Lincoln Journal Star added to the annals of ‘If you like your plan you can keep your plan (Midwestern edition)” yesterday with a new report on the impact of ObamaCare on health insurance premiums in Nebraska.  Thanks to the mandates in ObamaCare, most of the individual insurance plans offered in the past will no longer be available, whether consumers liked their plan or not.  The replacements will be much more expensive, with cost hikes ranging from 21% increases to as much as 143%: Nebraska Insurance Commissioner Bruce Ramge pointed out that a comparison of rates between Coventry and...
  • Zimmerman Lawyers Were Once Supporters Of Judge Who Has Knocked Them About Florida Courtroom

    07/12/2013 8:38:04 AM PDT · by ClaytonP · 30 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | 7-12-2013
    Years before they would endure a televised pummeling in the Florida courtroom of Judge Debra Nelson, the two lawyers representing accused murderer George Zimmerman actually donated money to the prickly jurist’s first election campaign, records show. In 1999, Republican Governor Jeb Bush appointed Nelson, a lifelong Democrat, to fill a vacancy in the 18th Judicial Circuit (covering Seminole and Brevard counties). When Nelson ran the following year for a full six-year term, she donated 85 percent of her campaign’s $151,000 war chest
  • Zimmerman trial, Jury present during Judge questioning

    07/11/2013 9:20:56 PM PDT · by CherylBower · 36 replies
    7-11-13 | Me
    Just a question: I've heard Judge Nelson asked G Zimmerman directly if he planned on testifying at two different times during this farce of a "trial". Was the jury present during either of these interrogations? The way it was done was highly inappropriate, if not the questions themselves. But if the jury heard this, that would be highly prejudicial, from the Judge. Astounding.
  • Jury In Zimmerman Trial May Consider Lesser Charge

    07/11/2013 3:02:57 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 73 replies
    My Way ^ | July 11,2013 | Mike Schneider,Kyle Hightower
    SANFORD, Fla. (AP) - In an unmistakable setback for George Zimmerman, the jury at the neighborhood watch captain's second-degree murder trial was given the option Thursday of convicting him on the lesser charge of manslaughter in the shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.
  • Reversible Error in Zimmerman Before We Even Get a Verdict?

    07/11/2013 10:41:35 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 68 replies
    PJ Media ^ | July 11, 2013 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    In presiding over the trial of George Zimmerman, who is accused of murdering Trayvon Martin, Judge Debra Nelson has made some awful rulings — none worse than failing to direct a verdict of acquittal on the preposterous second-degree “depraved mind” murder charge . The state’s evidence that Zimmerman had the necessary criminal intent is non-existent, much less sufficient to meet the “beyond a reasonable doubt” standard. Compelling evidence, moreover, establishes that Zimmerman acted in self-defense, a claim the state has not come close to refuting. (See Andrew Branca’s comprehensive summary here.) Wednesday morning provided a snapshot of Judge Nelson’s style:...
  • George Zimmerman judge blocks evidence of Trayvon's alleged marijuana use, past fighting

    05/28/2013 7:32:45 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 99 replies
    With just two weeks remaining before his trial, George Zimmerman's attorneys returned to court this morning for an important pre-trial hearing. Circuit Judge Debra S. Nelson has been be asked to decide a long list of issues, things that will determine how the trial plays out and what jurors will see and hear.
  • Georgia Town Passes Law Requiring Residents To Own Guns

    04/02/2013 4:31:08 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 65 replies ^ | April 2,2013 | Reuters
    (Reuters) - A small Georgia town on Monday passed a law requiring the head of each household to own a gun as a way to keep crime down.
  • Georgia town passes law requiring citizens to own guns and ammo

    04/02/2013 7:43:35 AM PDT · by Altariel · 17 replies
    MSNBC ^ | April 2, 2013 | Erin McClam
    A Georgia town has passed a law requiring its citizens to own a gun and ammunition — a measure one councilman says is similar to putting a security sign in your front yard to deter criminals. The ordinance in the town of Nelson, population 1,300, contains no penalties, has exemptions for felons and the mentally ill and allows anyone to opt out. Town leaders said they wanted to make a point about gun rights. The law requires the head of every household to own a gun and ammo to “provide for the emergency management of the city” and “provide for...
  • Larry Hagman of "Dallas" Dead at 81

    11/23/2012 8:05:46 PM PST · by Arec Barrwin · 180 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | November 23, 2012 | Staff
    Actor Larry Hagman, notorious and beloved as 'Dallas' villain J.R. Ewing, dies From staff reports Larry Hagman, the North Texas native who played the conniving and mischievous J.R. Ewing on the TV show Dallas, died Friday at a Dallas hospital. He was 81. Mr. Hagman died at 4:20 p.m. Friday at Medical City Dallas Hospital from complications of his recent battle with cancer, members of his family said.
  • Nelson, Mack meet in bitter Fla. Senate debate

    10/18/2012 6:55:48 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies ^ | October 17, 2012 | Brendan Farrington
    The first and only debate between Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson and Republican challenger Rep. Connie Mack IV Wednesday came across almost like the old school-yard taunt, "I know you are, but what am I?" Both candidates accused each other of lying about the other's records, both used the "there you go again" line made famous three decades ago by President Ronald Reagan and both strayed from the subject of questions to take shots at the other.
  • PPP New Florida Poll: Nelson Pulls Away From Mack (Senate)

    09/25/2012 11:37:54 AM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 52 replies
    -PPP's newest Florida Senate poll finds Bill Nelson continuing to expand his lead. He's at 46% to 37% for Connie Mack IV. Three weeks ago Nelson led by 7 points and in early July he had been ahead by only 2. Nelson's still not popular. Only 34% of voters approve of him to 41% who disapprove. But he lucked out with an extremely weak opponent. Only 30% of voters have a favorable opinion of Mack to 44% with a negative one. Mack's numbers are a particularly dreadful 22/53 spread with independents, and he trails Nelson by 22 points with them...
  • Florida Senate: Nelson (D) 47%, Mack (R) 40%

    09/16/2012 12:30:05 PM PDT · by GR_Jr. · 62 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 9-16-12 | Scott Rasmussen
    emocratic incumbent Bill Nelson still leads Republican Connie Mack in Florida's hotly contested U.S. Senate race. A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in the Sunshine State finds Nelson with 47% support to Mack’s 40%. Five percent (5%) prefer some other candidate, while eight percent (8%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.) The latest findings show no change from mid-August. Florida remains Leans Democrat in the Rasmussen Reports Senate Balance of Power rankings. Nelson was first elected to the Senate in 2006 to fill the seat vacated by Mack’s father. President Obama has now moved...
  • Jerry Nelson, The Count on 'Sesame Street,' Dies

    08/25/2012 5:20:01 AM PDT · by Morgana · 10 replies
    yahoo ^ | 8.25.2012 | Tim Molloy
    Jerry Nelson, a master of voices and puppetering who voiced Muppets including Count von Count during more than 40 years with "Sesame Street," has died. He was 78. Also a musician and actor, he took part in dozens of Muppet projects, from the 1971 TV movie "Tales From Muppetland: The Frog Prince," to 1979's "The Muppet Movie," to the 1980s series "Fraggle Rock," to last year's "The Muppets." Nelson joined "Sesame Street," which debuted in 1969, early in the show's run. He soon took on major characters including The Count, Mr. Snuffleupagus, and Sherlock Hemlock. "The cast and crew of...
  • Rasmussen Flo Sen : Mack (R) 46%, Nelson (D) 37%

    07/11/2012 9:22:26 AM PDT · by sunmars · 76 replies
    Republican Congressman Connie Mack draws his highest level of support yet against incumbent Democrat Bill Nelson in Florida’s 2012 U.S. Senate race. A new Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey of Likely Voters shows Mack earning 46% of the vote to Nelson’s 37%. Seven percent (7%) prefer some other candidate, and 10% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.) The numbers were flipped back in April when Nelson held a 47% to 36% lead over Mack. At that time, Mack still had heavy competition for the GOP nomination and was being heavily criticized for a lackluster campaign. The contest...
  • Quinnipiac Poll: Florida Senate Race 'Down to the Wire'

    06/21/2012 4:32:13 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 26 replies
    Newsmax ^ | June 21, 2012 | Patrick Hobin
    The November election between U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson and Rep. Connie Mack in Florida is set to be a close race, according to a new Quinnipiac poll. Sen. Bill Nelson edges Rep. Connie Mack, 43 to 39 percent, in the Sunshine State contest for Nelson’s Senate seat, a new Quinnipiac poll says. “The projected November election between U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson and Mack looks like it could go down to the wire,” said Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute. Nelson has gained the slight edge since being tied with Mack in a May 24 poll....
  • Senate Democrats balk at ending Bush-era tax rates for wealthy (reelection problems)

    06/19/2012 2:52:23 AM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/19/12 | Alexander Bolton
    Senate Democrats balk at ending Bush-era tax rates for wealthyBy Alexander Bolton - 06/19/12 05:00 AM ET A growing number of Senate Democrats are signaling they are not prepared to raise taxes on anyone in the weak economy unless Congress approves a grand bargain to reduce the deficit. At least seven Democratic senators have declined to rule out supporting a temporary extension of the Bush-era income tax rates, breaking with party leaders who have called for letting the rates expire for people earning more than $1 million per year. That gives Senate Republicans a chance to push a temporary extension...
  • Which Democrats Will Pay a Price for Siding with the NLRB’s Big Labor Agenda?

    05/23/2012 9:09:45 AM PDT · by jazusamo
    PJ Tatler ^ | May 23, 2012 | Bryan Preston
    The Democrats have picked a curious and potentially very costly fight this election year. President Obama came into office promising Big Labor that its agenda is his agenda, and he wasted little time using the National Labor Relations Board to make good on that promise. That board is supposed to be a fair arbiter of labor disputes, but the president packed the NLRB with Big Labor activists, and the board tried to ram a union-favoring “ambush rule” through to implementation. The rule would slash the amount of time employees and employers have to consider unionization in non-unionized work places from...
  • Nelson tells business group corporate taxes are ‘too high and too complex’ [Rat Liar]

    05/19/2012 5:00:10 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    Post on Politics ^ | 5/18/12 | George Bennett
    Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson called for corporate tax reform Wednesday night in a speech to the Florida Council of 100 in Washington. Gov. Rick Scott is scheduled to meet today with the group, which was formed by former Gov. Farris Bryant in 1961 to provide advice on Florida issues from a business perspective. While not offering specifics, Nelson seemed to suggest an overhaul in which rates would be lowered in exchange for closing loopholes and eliminating tax breaks. He said he’s been talking with Republican Ohio Sen. Rob Portman, who’s been mentioned as a potential Mitt Romney running mate.
  • (Sen-FL) Bill Nelson Asks Florida TV Stations Not to Air U.S. Chamber Ad

    05/14/2012 12:54:53 PM PDT · by Jacquerie · 44 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | May 14th, 2012 | Staff
    Laywers for Sen. Bill Nelson have written to Florida TV stations asking them not to air an ad that includes a false claim about Medicare cuts. From a news release: In the wake of the recent Citizens United case, in which the Supreme Court allowed unlimited and undisclosed corporate money to be spent on such ads, TV stations have a greater responsibility to protect the public from the spread of false and deceptive information, Kendall Coffey, a lawyer for Nelson wrote in a letter to the stations today. “On behalf of our client, we respectfully insist that you take this...
  • Florida Senate: Mack (R) 43%, Nelson (D) 36%

    03/14/2012 3:08:03 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 27 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | March 14, 2012
    Republican Congressman Connie Mack now posts a seven-point lead over Democratic Senator Bill Nelson in Florida’s U.S. Senate race, and the incumbent remains just ahead of his other two potential GOP rivals. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in Florida shows Mack with 43% support to Nelson’s 36%. Five percent (5%) like another candidate in the race, and a sizable 16% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.) A month ago, Mack and Nelson were tied at 41% apiece. Last November, Mack, a congressman from the Fort Myers/Naples area of the state, led 43% to...
  • Democratic Senators Hold Tampa Hearing on State's Voting Law

    02/09/2012 6:04:29 PM PST · by Jacquerie · 4 replies
    The Tampa Tribune ^ | January 28, 2012 | Mike Salinero
    TAMPA -- Two Democratic U.S. senators on Friday accused Florida's Republican-led Legislature of plotting to deny citizens their most basic and inalienable right: the right to vote. Florida Sen. Bill Nelson and Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin rendered that verdict after listening to two hours of testimony at Tampa's George E. Edgecomb Courthouse. Durbin came to town as chair of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights to investigate whether the state law denies voters their constitutional rights. Republican legislators passed the law last year, saying it would prevent voter fraud and save county election supervisors...
  • Report: Nebraska Sen. Ben Nelson to retire

    12/27/2011 12:42:39 PM PST · by Perdogg · 90 replies · 7+ views
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  • New Poll Has Nelson Trailing in Nebraska

    11/28/2011 11:30:50 AM PST · by therightliveswithus · 14 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 11/28/2011 | Thomas Ferdousi
    Incumbent Senator and former Governor Ben Nelson has fallen behind in new polling in Nebraska. The Democrat reportedly has been considering retirement, which should not be surprising at all, considering the data. Nelson has been polling poorly for a while, now. It may be at the point that Nelson's campaign would not even be able to get off of the ground. Nelson was polled against three candidates, including Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning. In two of the matchups, Nelson either led slightly or had a 6% lead. However, against Bruning, Nelson has quite the deficit. Considering that Bruning would have...
  • Florida Senate: Mack (R) 43%, Nelson (D) 39%

    11/18/2011 9:45:11 AM PST · by sunmars · 78 replies
    Republican Congressman Connie Mack changed his mind late last month about challenging longtime Democratic Senator Bill Nelson in 2012, and now he finds himself with a modest edge over the incumbent in the first Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Florida’s U.S. Senate race. The latest statewide telephone survey of Likely Voters in the state shows Mack with 43% to Nelson’s 39%.
  • Quinnipiac: Nelson(D) 42%, Mack(R) 40% (Nelson in trouble in Florida Senate race)

    11/12/2011 10:47:03 PM PST · by floridarunner01 · 37 replies
    By tossing his hat into the ring, U.S. Rep. Connie Mack has transformed the campaign for Florida's U.S. Senate seat, putting him far ahead of the field for the Republican nomination and in a statistical dead heat in the general election, with 40 percent to incumbent Democrat Bill Nelson's 42 percent, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. Mack, son of the former U.S. senator who bears his same name, gets 32 percent of the vote in the GOP primary, while none of the other four mostly unknown aspirants get more than 9 percent, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University...
  • (Nebraska RAT up-for-reelection Ben) Nelson Opposes Jobs Act (*made US Senate vote bipartisan)

    11/06/2011 12:44:29 PM PST · by Libloather · 23 replies
    WOWT ^ | 11/03/11
    Nelson Opposes Jobs ActReporter: WOWT Posted: 11:32 PM Nov 3, 2011 Nebraska’s Senator Ben Nelson released this statement after opposing the $58 billion Rebuild America Jobs Act. “While I agree infrastructure is a priority, the most important step Congress can take to create jobs is to get Washington’s fiscal house in order. Given that, the Rebuild America bill goes in the wrong direction because it raises taxes for billions of dollars in new spending,” said Senator Nelson.
  • News Corp. unit buying Thomas Nelson (Murdoch owns Zondervan too: controls 50% of Bible Publishing!)

    11/02/2011 6:55:55 AM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 23 replies
    Nashville Post ^ | 10/31/11 | Geert De Lombaerde
    Publishing giant HarperCollins, a unit of Rupert Murdoch's News Corp., has signed a deal to buy Thomas Nelson from private-equity firm Kohlberg & Co. for an undisclosed sum. The purchase, which is expected to close later this year, will bring 213-year-old Thomas Nelson under the umbrella of one of the world's media groups and the owner of fellow Christian-oriented publisher Zondervan. Company officials on Monday said both companies will maintain separate operations, but did not comment on possible layoffs at Thomas Nelson, which employs about 600 people.
  • Boeing to build spacecraft in Florida (Bill Nelson trying to claim credit!)

    10/31/2011 8:44:56 AM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 13 replies
    Big Pond News ^ | 10/31/11
    Boeing is set to announce an agreement with Space Florida to lease the hangar that housed the space shuttles to build similar crafts that will take people and cargo to space. The deal with the state's space agency, to be announced on Monday, will create 140 jobs in the next 18 months and 550 jobs by 2015 in an area that's lost jobs as the space shuttle program was retired earlier this year
  • Born Again Bunny

    10/24/2011 3:10:21 PM PDT · by unspun · 26 replies · 2+ views
    Gulag Bound ^ | October 23, 2011 | Kelleigh Nelson
    Unlike the latest television perversion entitled, The Playboy Club,  I can actually tell you the truth about being a Bunny and working in the Chicago Playboy Club in the 60s. If you're wondering why I bring this up 45 years after the fact, it's simple.  One of my readers took exception with my article on GOP presidential candidate Richard Perry, and decided to go after the messenger rather than the message.   I find it humorous that anyone would think exposing me as a Playboy Bunny in my youth should affect what readers think of my research and articles today.  Apparently...
  • C4P Senate Watch-2012: Unseating Ben Nelson (Nebraska)

    10/23/2011 7:50:51 AM PDT · by Kolath · 13 replies
    C4P ^ | 10/23/2011 | Steve Flesher
    Assuming you aren’t Obama himself, one of the first politicians to come to mind when one thinks of the disaster known as Obamacare is Ben Nelson (D-NE). This job-killing and regulation-creating piece of legislation crap would not be today but for Ben Nelson’s crucial 60th vote to pass it. Going against all of the campaign rhetoric about transparency, not only did Obama not hold the health care negotiations on C-SPAN, it took a few backroom deals among the politicians from the permanent political class to get it done. As such, Ben Nelson became the recipient of a certain “Cornhusker Kickback.”...
  • Democratic Senator’s Ads May Break New Ground

    10/13/2011 12:23:20 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 14 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 12, 2011 | ERIC LICHTBLAU
    WASHINGTON — A new series of political advertisements on behalf of an embattled Nebraska senator could open the door to a flood of similar ads financed by outside groups and even businesses working directly with political candidates — a sharp departure from past practice. The ads are innocuous enough on their face: Senator Ben Nelson, a Nebraska Democrat up for re-election next year, is featured on television and radio commercials discussing Social Security, the national debt, war veterans and other hot-button issues. What is remarkable, campaign finance lawyers and political operatives say, is that the ads were produced and paid...
  • Casino Royale (1954): First James Bond screen adaptation

    07/23/2011 4:04:27 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 18 replies
    various | July 23, 2011
    The first screen adaptation of a James Bond book was telecast on October 21, 1954 on the anthology series, Climax!. Barry Nelson played CIA agent Jimmy Bond. Wikipedia article IMDb article Casino Royale (1954) The Curious Legacy of Casino Royale In spite of the YouTube titles, this was shown in 1954, not 1953. You may have to crank up the volume a bit: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Part 6
  • Ads to pressure Nelson on debt (Will Nebraska Democrat Ben Nelson vote for Cut, Cap, and Balance?)

    07/21/2011 3:03:35 PM PDT · by Qbert · 12 replies
    Omaha World-Herald ^ | 7/21/2011 | Robynn Tysver
    A conservative group is trying to put pressure on Democratic U.S. Sen. Ben Nelson to oppose raising the debt ceiling without significant spending cuts. The national group, Concerned Women for America, have purchased television time in Nebraska and three other states, where they will run an advertisement criticizing Congress' "spending addiction." The ad is a parody of a typical drug commercial. In it, a so-called miracle drug called "Spenditol" has been invented in Washington, D.C., to cure the nation's debt problem. The ad then lists the side effects of the drug, including "a mountain of debt." Penny Nance, president of...
  • Betting on the Wrong Horse to Beat the Old Gray Nag

    05/24/2011 9:44:37 PM PDT · by TCH · 25 replies
    TCH | May 24, 2011 | TCH
    Betting on the Wrong Horse to Beat the Old Gray Nag In the pivotal race for Nebraska’s seat in the U.S. Senate, the Tea Party Express bet the store on Jon Bruning, and he responded as if the TPE “endorsement” closed the deal for all TEA Party groups in Nebraska. Wrong. Tea Party Express operatives believe they represent our voice—they do not. TPE has no affiliation in this state. They may have hubris to speak for us, but theirs is a losing strategy. We reject both the tactics and the choice. The TEA Party Express is the fifth wheel on...
  • I'm Supporting Adam Hasner for the Senate (Erickson of RedState)

    There are a lot of important Senate races shaping up in 2012 and my strong fear is that many tea party activists are going to be so focused on beating Barack Obama — a worthy cause — that they are going to drop the ball on Senate races. I have not really weighed in yet on endorsing any candidates for the United States Senate, but with an every growing pool of potential candidates in the Florida Senate race, I want to go on record now supporting Adam Hasner. Former Senator George LeCrist, hand picked by Charlie Crist to keep his...
  • Biden vacations in Aspen amid Libya questions and Florida reporter's detainment

    03/28/2011 9:13:54 PM PDT · by paltz · 17 replies
    Washington Times Water Cooler Blog ^ | 3/28/11 | Kerry Picket
    On the eve of President Barack Obama's address to the nation on U.S. military action in Libya and a recent story about a local Florida reporter who was locked in a storage closet during a fundraiser he attended for Florida Democratic Senator Bill Nelson, Vice President Joe Biden can only be found vacationing in the ritzy resort city of Aspen, Colorado, reports the Aspen Times. According to the Aspen Times' article published on Friday, Mr Biden was described as "vacationing" in Aspen by a local sheriff after the Vice President flew in from headlining two fundraisers for Sen.Nelson in Florida:...
  • Biden: If Bill Nelson loses Senate race, Obama won't win Florida in 2012

    03/24/2011 4:21:56 PM PDT · by Libloather · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/23/11 | Shane D'Aprile
    Biden: If Bill Nelson loses Senate race, Obama won't win Florida in 2012By Shane D'Aprile - 03/23/11 04:31 PM ET Vice President Joe Biden said Wednesday that if Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) loses his reelection race next year, it means President Obama and the Democratic presidential ticket won't win the key battleground state, either. Headlining a fundraiser for the Democratic senator in Florida Wednesday, the vice president said the success of the presidential ticket in 2012 is directly linked to Nelson, telling supporters "as goes Bill Nelson in Florida, so go Barack Obama and Joe Biden in Florida," according to...
  • Senator seeks expedited Supreme Court review of health care law (RAT Nelson up for re-election)

    02/02/2011 3:26:43 PM PST · by Libloather · 15 replies
    CNN ^ | 2/02/11 | Ted Barrett
    Senator seeks expedited Supreme Court review of health care lawBy: CNN Congressional Producer Ted Barrett February 2nd, 2011 05:32 PM ET (CNN) - A Democratic senator who faces a potentially tough re-election battle in a political swing state wants the Senate to approve a non-binding resolution urging the U.S. Supreme Court to decide quickly if the new health care law is constitutional. Sen. Bill Nelson of Florida, who voted for the law when it was approved last year, announced his proposal Wednesday as the Senate debated a Republican resolution to repeal the health care law, which gets mixed reviews in...
  • Sofia Vergara on U.S. Capitol? 'Modern Family' star's boyfriend thinking about run for Senate

    01/14/2011 6:52:19 AM PST · by OldDeckHand · 47 replies · 2+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 01/14/2011 | Gatecrasher
    Does Sofia Vergara have a U.S. senator in her future? Nick Loeb, the tall and handsome scion to New York's Loeb Rhoades banking fortune and boyfriend of the muy caliente "Modern Family" star, tells us he's considering running for the U.S. Senate from his home base of Florida next year. And, he says, Vergara is all for it. The environmental consultant, whose father, John L. Loeb Jr., was Ronald Reagan's ambassador to Denmark, cautions that he hasn't yet thrown his hat in the ring, but is "seriously considering" running. "I've been approached by a lot of friends who supported me...
  • Police Believe Child Was Killed With Welding Torch

    01/01/2011 5:44:13 AM PST · by tje · 87 replies ^ | Friday, December 31, 2010 | Stephen Dean
    HOUSTON -- Homicide investigators said a welding torch is the likely weapon used in 12-year-old Jonathan Foster's death, Local 2 Investigates reported Friday. "We're talking crematorium-type of hot," said one Houston Police Department Homicide Squad officer assigned to the investigation. Police said they confiscated a badly burned section of carpet from the home of Mona Yvette Nelson, 44, who stands charged with capital murder. She had a welding background and police found welding equipment in her home on Allwood Street in the Fifth Ward area of Northeast Houston. Police said a section of carpet was badly burned and the smell...
  • Wrong Way Jon

    12/24/2010 1:00:50 PM PST · by Maelstorm · 7 replies · 1+ views ^ | Dec 14,2010 | Malinda Frevert
    In his younger days, before he was Nebraska’s Attorney General, Jon Bruning was nicknamed “Wrong Way Jon” after a disastrous move in a basketball game. It is a moniker that’s grown to apply to more than Bruning’s skills on the court. It also reflects a drastic change in his political beliefs from his college years. That’s right, Jon Bruning used to be a liberal. If you only know the Jon Bruning of 2010, we’d like to introduce you to the Jon Bruning of 1992 -- an eager young law student with his own column in the Daily Nebraskan. Bruning used...