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(Omaha World Herald)   Omaha, Nebraska elects its first female mayor, firmly planting its foot in the 20th century   (omaha.com) divider line 69
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2013-05-14 11:43:15 PM  
For a second I thought there was a town called Obama in Nebraska.
 
2013-05-14 11:49:56 PM  
You know, subby... It's just possible that up until this point, there hasn't been a woman who deserved to be mayor of Omaha. The job doesn't fall under affirmative action. There was no timetable for electing a woman to the post. You shouldn't vote for someone just because of their sex, just as you shouldn't vote for someone because of the color of their skin.
 
2013-05-14 11:51:16 PM  
Is it my imagination or did they change the headline from "food" to "foot?"
 
2013-05-14 11:52:01 PM  
Listen, my friends, you thought never but...
 
2013-05-14 11:58:03 PM  

Podmore: Is it my imagination or did they change the headline from "food" to "foot?"


It's not your imagination.
 
2013-05-15 12:08:01 AM  

Podmore: Is it my imagination or did they change the headline from "food" to "foot?"


The headline was a lot funnier the other way.
 
2013-05-15 12:20:56 AM  

Fark Me To Tears: You know, subby... It's just possible that up until this point, there hasn't been a woman who deserved to be mayor of Omaha. The job doesn't fall under affirmative action. There was no timetable for electing a woman to the post. You shouldn't vote for someone just because of their sex, just as you shouldn't vote for someone because of the color of their skin.


So, you're saying that up until now, Nebraska thought women weren't qualified to be mayor?
 
2013-05-15 12:51:05 AM  

ib_thinkin: Fark Me To Tears: You know, subby... It's just possible that up until this point, there hasn't been a woman who deserved to be mayor of Omaha. The job doesn't fall under affirmative action. There was no timetable for electing a woman to the post. You shouldn't vote for someone just because of their sex, just as you shouldn't vote for someone because of the color of their skin.

So, you're saying that up until now, Nebraska thought women weren't qualified to be mayor?


No, he's saying that she was only elected due to Obama's Affirmative-Action-Lovin' Gun-Grabbin' God*Jesus-Hatin' Islamo-Atheist FreedomTM-Obstructin' Socialism! YEEHAW!!1 SECON' 'MENDMENT S'LUTIONS ALL 'ROUND, YA'LL!1

/*Seriously, who the hell is God to worry about?! We got Jesus!@
 
2013-05-15 12:52:49 AM  
Yo, Fark Me To Tears:

Just to be clear, my last comment is meant as satire, but not addressed to you personally, okay? I was just going off of ib_thinkin's comment.
 
2013-05-15 12:56:36 AM  
I didn't even know women in Nebraska could vote.
 
2013-05-15 12:59:18 AM  

Lionel Mandrake: I didn't even know women in Nebraska could vote.


Sharia law wouldn't allow such nonsense.  Hmmm...
 
2013-05-15 02:18:46 AM  
It's good that they elected a minority, but it's bad that they elected a Republican.

An I doing this right?
 
2013-05-15 03:16:02 AM  
New York City has never had a female mayor.

There's your real home of inbreds living in the 19th century, subby.
 
2013-05-15 04:29:16 AM  
media.salon.com
"Operation OutreachTM actually worked? Really? Don't tease me now."

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"That.....That is AWESOME! Soooo.....How do we replicate it?"
 
2013-05-15 04:38:44 AM  
www.hollywoodreporter.com

Trained for years in the enlightened culture of Uh-MA-ha
 
2013-05-15 04:48:26 AM  
She's a traitor to her gender. After all, she's a Republican. Just like minorities that identify as Republican, who are also traitors to their race.
 
2013-05-15 04:49:25 AM  
Wow read that as Obama, Nebraska, elects female mayor, was like damn another scandal he got a woman elected in nebraska, republicans are gonna have a field day with this, opened article and took second look at the headline
 
2013-05-15 05:03:41 AM  
1.1 million for a mayor's race for a town with less than a half a million people?  Wow, just wow.
 
2013-05-15 05:14:52 AM  

WillofJ2: Wow read that as Obama, Nebraska, elects female mayor, was like damn another scandal he got a woman elected in nebraska, republicans are gonna have a field day with this, opened article and took second look at the headline


Yeah.  I wouldn't get too excited.  From the article, it sounds like she's a Teabagger, even if she doesn't actually call herself one.
 
2013-05-15 05:25:48 AM  

hiker9999: From the article, it sounds like she's a Teabagger, even if she doesn't actually call herself one.


That's pretty much it; tea partier, but afraid to admit it.  I guess I should be heartened that that's something to be ashamed of here.

God damn I hope I can get out of this state before all the derp from Kansas finally crashes through the border and farks up our state too.
 
2013-05-15 06:08:19 AM  
www.nebraskastudies.org

cowboy jim says good luck, lady, 'cause your whack-job west o suburbanite ass is gonna need it, sho' nuff
 
2013-05-15 06:33:48 AM  
As a former resident of this city, I say they deserve exactly what they are about to get.
 
2013-05-15 07:15:47 AM  
That makes sense, subby. They were fine with a woman governor in the 80s, but a mayor would have been unthinkable until just this month...
 
2013-05-15 07:38:56 AM  
You don't you haven't advanced till a wheelchair bound polyamorous Aleutian non-cisgendered muslim nihilist wins elected office. Till then you may as well be in Selma, AL circa 1952.
 
2013-05-15 07:42:13 AM  
This is no woman.  This is another tea party homophobic extremist.

She argued before the city council that gay people don't fit the legal definition of a minority, because they make too much money.
 
2013-05-15 07:45:09 AM  

fark_the_herald_angel_sings: She argued before the city council that gay people don't fit the legal definition of a minority, because they make too much money.


Dafuq?

That's a lot wrong in just a few words.
 
2013-05-15 07:59:49 AM  

Alphax: fark_the_herald_angel_sings: She argued before the city council that gay people don't fit the legal definition of a minority, because they make too much money.

Dafuq?

That's a lot wrong in just a few words.


Look her up on the interwebs.. she's a real pip

http://aksarbent.blogspot.com/2013/03/omaha-gop-mayoral-candidate-je an .html
 
2013-05-15 08:12:06 AM  
So, Subby, what century is New York City in?
 
2013-05-15 08:12:40 AM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: It's good that they elected a minority, but it's bad that they elected a Republican.

An I doing this right?


No. Men are the minority in the U. S.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_sex_ratio
 
2013-05-15 08:20:30 AM  
Yeah, Omaha's a bunch of bigoted rubes.  And it's a red state so it's all evil and shiat.

New York, on the other hand, is the second-most segregated in America, has the greatest income divide in the country, has cops routinely shooting unarmed black teenagers, and has never had a female mayor.  But yet it's the Capital of Liberal Culture in America.

Do as I say, not as I do.
 
2013-05-15 08:20:32 AM  

stuhayes2010: So, Subby, what century is New York City in?


Philadelphia has never had a female mayor either.
 
2013-05-15 08:30:13 AM  
When is the Democratic Party going to join the 20th century?  They had a chance to nominate a female for President and they chose a less white man instead.  And we all know why:  Upper middle class white women are the most oppressed demographic in America.  Just messin'...

Omaha's a good city though.  The whole metro area and the state for that matter is pretty conservative (I know having been a sometime resident there in the past), but you can't blame them when their rock solid economy withstood the recession better than almost every other city in America.  When capitalism works for you, you won't have people begging for a big government.  And that's also why they have no patience for mayors who are going to raise taxes to avoid bankruptcy.  If you can't keep your government in order with one of the best post-recession economies in the country, then you're a complete failure.  Of course, we're talking about a guy who bribed homeless people to go vote for him so....
 
2013-05-15 08:33:31 AM  

BSABSVR: Trained for years in the enlightened culture of Uh-MA-ha


Very good, Ruxin-san.
 
2013-05-15 08:35:04 AM  

fark_the_herald_angel_sings: Alphax: fark_the_herald_angel_sings: She argued before the city council that gay people don't fit the legal definition of a minority, because they make too much money.

Dafuq?

That's a lot wrong in just a few words.

Look her up on the interwebs.. she's a real pip

http://aksarbent.blogspot.com/2013/03/omaha-gop-mayoral-candidate-je an .html


First, she says that public policy should not rely upon surveys.  Then she declares her position on public policy relies upon her own very unscientific survey of people who testified before city council.
 
2013-05-15 08:36:55 AM  
Congrats to the Omaha winner... she ran a great election.
www.themoviebanter.com
 
2013-05-15 08:41:33 AM  

themindiswatching: For a second I thought there was a town called Obama in Nebraska.


It might as well be called that as far as Republicans are concerned, given how Obama carried Omaha in 2008 and got one of Nebraska's electoral votes out of it.
 
2013-05-15 08:43:56 AM  
Sounds like one of the uppity women who don't know their place
 
2013-05-15 08:46:48 AM  
What's the big deal? It's just Suttle (current mayor) in drag. Face structure is near identical.
 
2013-05-15 08:47:59 AM  
the democratic former mayor took the city from deficit to surplus. under his watch, unemployment has remained low and the city has been listed as one of the best cities in america to live.

but he raised taxes.

so of course, we elected a teabagging republican to replace him.
 
2013-05-15 08:50:38 AM  
Thanks a lot, Omaha!
 
2013-05-15 09:34:53 AM  

fark_the_herald_angel_sings: Alphax: fark_the_herald_angel_sings: She argued before the city council that gay people don't fit the legal definition of a minority, because they make too much money.

Dafuq?

That's a lot wrong in just a few words.

Look her up on the interwebs.. she's a real pip

http://aksarbent.blogspot.com/2013/03/omaha-gop-mayoral-candidate-je an .html


I grew up in Omaha, and I have a lot of friends on Facebook who still live in the city. It was interesting watching them comment on the race, especially the RON PAUL fanatics. While they hate Stothert, the lady who won, they REALLY hate Suttle. Something about loving on teh ghey and raising taxes.
 
2013-05-15 09:39:26 AM  

Serious Black: Something about loving on teh ghey and raising taxes.


that's pretty much it in a nutshell.

it didn't help that he was marble-mouthed and made some dumb mistakes early on (leasing an SUV at 24% for instance and giving massive raises to his staff in secret)
 
2013-05-15 10:10:12 AM  
You mean into the 18th Century, Subbo. She's a republican, and we all know what those are like.

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2013-05-15 10:14:30 AM  

hiker9999: WillofJ2: Wow read that as Obama, Nebraska, elects female mayor, was like damn another scandal he got a woman elected in nebraska, republicans are gonna have a field day with this, opened article and took second look at the headline

Yeah.  I wouldn't get too excited.  From the article, it sounds like she's a Teabagger, even if she doesn't actually call herself one.


Oh, she is.

It's gonna be funny watching Omaha royally Brownback itself to death. Nebraska has always been a right wing Deutschland (especially Omaha), but when they start adding tea to their crazy, it's certainly going to bite them in the ass.

/lives close enough to Omaha, but far enough away to be effected by their stupidity
 
2013-05-15 10:21:30 AM  
Oh those poor boys at Boystown.
 
2013-05-15 10:21:53 AM  

IrishFarmer: When is the Democratic Party going to join the 20th century?  They had a chance to nominate a female for President and they chose a less white man instead.  And we all know why:  Upper middle class white women are the most oppressed demographic in America.  Just messin'...

Omaha's a good city though.  The whole metro area and the state for that matter is pretty conservative (I know having been a sometime resident there in the past), but you can't blame them when their rock solid economy withstood the recession better than almost every other city in America.  When capitalism works for you, you won't have people begging for a big government.  And that's also why they have no patience for mayors who are going to raise taxes to avoid bankruptcy.  If you can't keep your government in order with one of the best post-recession economies in the country, then you're a complete failure.  Of course, we're talking about a guy who bribed homeless people to go vote for him so....


0/10

The budget shortfall was because the bigshots from Milwaukee who run the College World Series racket demanded a whole new stadium built in the downtown, where it's closer for them to get to the better hotels, better hookers, and better coke. They blackmailed Omaha to pay for the cost of building it or they'd move their precious College World Series to another location. The city of course, turned into this cache.ohinternet.com  and let themselves get into a financial hole.

Everyone blamed Suttle for it of course because that's what rightards do when a Democrat is in charge.

/R.I.P. Rosenblatt Stadium, murdered because of petty greed.
 
2013-05-15 10:23:07 AM  
 
2013-05-15 10:32:02 AM  

TV's Vinnie: Nebraska has always been a right wing Deutschland (especially Omaha


it's funny; the rest of the state sees omaha as a bunch of left-wing, communist, Jewish, homosexual pornographers.
 
2013-05-15 10:37:18 AM  

FlashHarry: TV's Vinnie: Nebraska has always been a right wing Deutschland (especially Omaha

it's funny; the rest of the state sees omaha as a bunch of left-wing, communist, Jewish, homosexual pornographers.


Well, I'm not Jewish.
 
2013-05-15 10:49:40 AM  

FlashHarry: TV's Vinnie: Nebraska has always been a right wing Deutschland (especially Omaha

it's funny; the rest of the state sees omaha as a bunch of left-wing, communist, Jewish, homosexual pornographers.


Omaha has always had a special place in what Dick Cheney calls his heart. And the Omaha World Herald ran an editorial that is said to have swayed the US Supreme Court justices to hand the 2000 election over to Dubya (and we all know what happened after that). And anyone remember the "Communications Decency Act of 1996"? Good ol Jim Exon was from Omaha.

And the contrasts in that city are extreme to out it mildly. North Omaha is like one giant set for a 70's blacksploitation movie where even Humungous' gang wouldn't set foot in, while just across the divider lines, there are little rich white people enclaves like Dundee and Happy Hollow Blvd.

And yeah. Omaha was seen as one of the more blue parts of the state. Can only shudder what sort of right wing wasteland full of Morlocks are in the rural parts.
 
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