Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Some people on Wednesday want to celebrate "Hump Day". However, because we are a Progressive Blog, we at Boulder Nebraska want to Celebrate "Hemp Day". We are tired of the Conservative mantra that all marijana is bad. Coming from Boulder, Colorado I can personally tell you that for medicinal purposes marijuana can be a savior for the ill and those that suffer from chronic pain.
This "Hemp Day" I want to thank Brian T. Osborn for having the Nebraska Democtratic Party adopt a resolution supporting the use of Medical Marijuana in Nebraska. The resolution stated "The Nebraska Democratic Party supports and promotes the legalization of medicinal marijuana." All of us that support the use of marijana should than Brian T. Osborn for getting the legalization of this important drug on Nebraska Democratic Party's political agenda.
THANKS BRIAN!!! - Mary Jayne Fields
Sunday, July 25, 2010
Finally we have a candidate Nebraska Progressives. I had the privilege of watching Mike Meister on Saturday accept the Democratic state convention's gubernatorial nomination. It was amazing to see all the delegates show unanimous support and cheer for his candidacy.
What I was most impressed with is that Meister went on the attack and accused Governor Heineman of fiscal mismanagement and lack of leadership. Meister also went after the governor on his record concerning his record on Health & Human Services. We need a man like Mike Meister that will tell Nebraskans what needs to be done like increase funding across the board to all of our important state agencies and raise taxes on those who have not paid their fair share over the years. It is also important that we have a candidate that believes in abortion rights, unlike the current governor. If we are going to make Nebraska a Blue State and move forward with our progressive agenda, we need Mike Meister as governor!!!
Jane where were you yesterday????
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Well Jane, we at Boulder Nebraska have a game too. It's called make a caption with the photo above. I'll start the comments. "Wow I hope my husband doesn't know the guy next to me got me drunk" or better yet "8 shots of Tequila make my lips numb." This is only make believe readers. We don't know if she is intoxicated, we're just having fun.
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Ok so on with the Post. It seems Jane and the Bold Nebraska gang is behind killing to kill a new oil pipeline from being built in our state. We at Boulder Nebraska are not big fans of fossil fuel but we are not naive to think that our cars are all going to be electric overnight either. What concerns us is this frantic pitch Bold Nebraska is taking to kill the pipeline. Well we at Boulder Nebraska say follow the money. Many of these Astroturfing groups are formed through questionable funding sources with shadowy corporate ties. Bold Nebraska doesn't do anything for free so it will be interesting to see who gives to the "Bold Nebraska" cause.
Also, we have noted they are doing a little web broadcast tonight on the safety of this proposed pipeline and claim to have a "panel of experts" to answer questions. So who is this panel of experts? Well here are the names:
Paul Blackburn, Plains Justice
Marty Cobenais, Indigenous Environmental Network
Duane Hovorka, Nebraska Wildlife Federation
Ernie Fellows, Nebraska Landowners for Fairness
Ken Winston, Nebraska Sierra Club
Jane Kleeb, Bold Nebraska
I don't see any metallurgists, oil experts, or specialist that know anything about pipelines on this list. I do see one Jane Flemming Kleeb that Studied at Stetson University in areas of Religious Studies, Leadership Studies and the all important Women and Gender studies. Her grad school resume is no different either. So tell me readers how can she be an expert on oil pipeline safety? The answer is that she can't and this is how our cause is hurt by having so called experts create panic when there is nothing to fear. If this pipeline is dangerous then I want the facts from a PhD or some pipeline expert and not some person that just got done working for the SEIU. Nebraskans deserve better.