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Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014
Fleetwood Mac and more (12/19/14)
Over 14,000 fans packed every nook and cranny of the Pepsi Center in Denver last Friday night to see the Fleetwood Mac concert and the result was magical. Various iterations of the band have been around since 1967 but the current line-up is the band most of us are familiar with; Mick Fleetwood, Stevie Nicks, John McVie, Lindsey Buckingham and, after a 16 year hiatus away from the band, Christie McVie. ...
More revelations in Department of Corrections mess (12/17/14)
Just when you thought you'd read everything there was to write about problems with the Nebraska prison system, new revelations indicate a nagging intrusion from the governor's office. Parole Board Chairwoman Esther Casmer of Omaha has told a special legislative committee investigating the scandal-plagued Department of Corrections that she felt threatened by comments from Gov. ...
A life well-lived (12/16/14)
Read the news or watch it on TV and one can become disillusioned with our world today. We have a lame duck congress trying to spend us into the poor house. We have a President intent on making our borders porous and eager to grant amnesty to illegal immigrants all in hope of creating more voters for his socialist agenda. ...
Protest is protected; rioting is not (12/12/14)
There has been a lot of conversation lately about the protests that occurred in Ferguson, Missouri and in cities across the nation in regards to the Michael Brown killing. It's important to remember that peaceful protest has been protected by court rulings for decades but rioting hasn't and rioting is what we see way too much of...
The honor of a lifetime (12/10/14)
As my Senate term comes to a close, I want to express my deep appreciation for the incredible privilege of serving you in public office. I'm honored by the trust you've have placed in me over the past 32 years. If I could turn back the clock, I'd do it all over again. But none of it would have been possible without God's blessings, faithful friends and supporters and a loving family, especially my spirited wife, Stephanie...
Nebraska hires Pelini's alter ego (12/05/14)
Bo Pelini was the head coach of the Nebraska Cornhuskers for seven years and for all of those years, I've been writing and saying that he was the wrong man for the job. So I'm certainly not disheartened by his dismissal. But some are. I tracked a poll taken this past Wednesday that had over six thousand respondents and it showed those in favor of Pelini's firing at 50.1 percent and those opposed at 49.9 percent. ...
The beach and a Volt (12/02/14)
California and an interesting adventure last week. I was able to drive my son's new Chevy Volt. The Volt an all-electric car with a small gas burning engine and generator on board. Yes the much ballyhooed Chevy Volt. When you walk up to the shiny black auto it looks like most of the 2014 models on the streets today. ...
Our most generous district (11/25/14)
All in, all out. One hundred fifty large flat rate Christmas boxes sent to Grannie Annie's adopted Chaplains. I am humbled with the outpouring of items and treasure donated by individuals and organizations in this community. It may be a good time to mention that Adopt-a-Chaplain is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a tax-exempt non-profit 501c(3)...
Honored to represent 44th Districgt (11/25/14)
As we celebrate Thanksgiving, I can't help but think what a sincere honor it has been for me to serve you for the last eight years. While the time has gone fast, I have really enjoyed representing you and fighting for the important issues of our district. Thank you for your encouragement and support in my efforts here at the Legislature. Thank you also for the communication with my office in letting me know you concerns and opinions...
Are the skies safe? (11/21/14)
I've loved to fly since my very first flight as a teenager. I had ridden buses and trains but I thought flying was something I would never be able to do because it was so expensive. But mom and dad didn't want me to be deprived of that experience so my first flight was from Little Rock to Tulsa to visit relatives and I was in absolute awe. ...