Archive | August, 2012

Senator Mike Johanns Speaks with Forked Tongue @ GOP Convention Breakfast in Tampa

August 30, 2012

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (exclusive) by Ivy Harper Senator Mike Johanns & Cong. Paul Ryan: so many lies; so little time to debunk them. Don Walton quotes Senator Mike Johanns as saying that “we need to sweep the table” and win control of Congress as well as the White House in order to “turn those (Obama) policies […]

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Ryan’s Republican Convention Speech: A “Web of Lies”

August 30, 2012

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  Michael Tomasky on Paul Ryan’s Convention Speech and His Web of Lies by Michael Tomasky Aug 30, 2012 12:35 AM EDT Paul Ryan pushed American politics into new territory with his convention speech, effectively daring Democrats and the media to call him out on his string of blatant falsehoods. It just boggles the mind to imagine […]

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Mueller-Robak: Raking in Lavish Lobbying Fees from ‘Mostly Medicaid’ “Non-Profit” but not Conducting Due Diligence

August 30, 2012

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (exlusive) by Ivy Harper A recap: I’ve been studying the federally-mandated IRS Form 990’s of a handful of Nebraska “non-profits” and finding all sorts of fascinating facts. For example, on the NU Foundation’s most recent Report, the Foundation lists as their “top five” disbursements all “investment advisers,” something that is almost unheard of […]

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How Paul Ryan Gets Away with BS by Steve Kornacki: “Blatantly Dishonest…”

August 30, 2012

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THURSDAY, AUG 30, 2012 08:05 AM EDT How Paul Ryan gets away with BS So far, the media response to Ryan’s flagrantly dishonest VP acceptance speech is just what the GOP was counting on BY STEVE KORNACKI TOPICS: OPENING SHOT (Credit: AP/J. Scott Applewhite) A compelling, fact-based defense of the content of Paul Ryan’s vice-presidential acceptance speech […]

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Paul Ryan’s Brazen Lies by Joan Walsh…One of the Fairest Journalists in America

August 30, 2012

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WEDNESDAY, AUG 29, 2012 11:36 PM EDT Paul Ryan’s brazen lies His Republican National Convention speech was stunning for its dishonesty BY JOAN WALSH Republican vice presidential nominee Rep. Paul Ryan accepts the nomination as he addresses delegates during the third session of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, August 29, 2012.(Credit: Reuters/Mike Segar) Paul […]

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Gallup’s “Over-Billing” or Liberal U.S. Justice Depart. & Conservative Heritage Foundation Agree on 1 thing: Gallup’s Smoke & Mirrors

August 30, 2012

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$50 Million Government Polling Contract with Gallup Attracts Scrutiny Helle Dale August 29, 2012 at 5:25 pm An example of government waste and bad planning—the exorbitantly expensive Gallup Organization contract with the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG)—is finally coming under a long-overdue review. At a time when language service after language service of Voice of America, this […]

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Who Ya Gonna Call? The Government or Ghost-Busters after: Drought, Hurricanes, Flooding, Tornadoes, Terrorist Attacks…

August 29, 2012

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (exclusive) by Ivy Harper Yet, Sen. Fischer says: “Get the Government Out of the Way.” And that would be: StratCom, the University of Nebraska, Farm Subsidies. So, She Wants to “Use” Gov’t when She “Needs” It but Shove the Gov. Away Otherwise. Hmmm. Sounds Ungrateful, Illogical & Hypocritical to the Max, no? We […]

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College Debt is the New Sub-Prime Mortgage Debt + U.S. Caste System

August 27, 2012

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  U.S. NEWS   Content Section Niall Ferguson: College Becoming the New Caste System Aug 27, 2012 1:00 AM EDT Higher education is becoming the new caste system. School is in the air. It is the time of year when millions of apprehensive young people are crammed into their parents’ cars along with all their […]

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“Going to the Candidates’ Debate. Laugh about it, Shout about it, When you’ve Got to Choose, Every way you Look at It, You Lose” Paul Simon…or Not by Ivy Harper

August 25, 2012

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WASHINGTON, D.C. –  (exclusive) by Ivy Harper I cannot remember ever missing a televised Veep or Presidential debate. At least since 1976 when candidate Gerald Ford sunk his Commander-in-Chief chances by declaring that there was “no Soviet domination of Eastern Europe.” I randomly saunter in and out of Super Bowl gatherings but I won’t miss […]

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“Where Have you Gone, Joe-orge Dimaggio Norris? Our Nation Turns its Lonely Eyes to You…Woo, Woo, Woo”

August 24, 2012

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (exclusive) by Ivy Harper What in the heck has happened to Nebraska ethics? Just in the past few years, we have massive financial shenanigans from the likes of: First, the NU Foundation Second, David Sokol Third, NELNET Fourth, Jim Clifton & Gallup Does Nebraska have a reconfigured “O” Street Gang made up of […]

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