Showing posts with label Bold Nebraska. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Bold Nebraska. Show all posts

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

More Reason For Heineman Not to Believe Anything from Bold Nebraska

Yesterday in our pulse suggesting that Governor Dave might not want to believe Bold Nebraska's train petition we questioned how those names were getting on Janie's petition since one of our contributors had recieved their petition and request to sign and, of course, didn't only to get a thank you subsequently for signing.   After contacting Janie (Jane (Fonda) Fleming Bold) he/she was assure his/her name would be removed.   Well at 1:15 a.m this morning he/she received the following from Janie's Bold Nebraska: 

"Thanks for adding your name to the petition calling on Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman to order disclosure of oil train traffic and pipeline contents in the state to the public, and create a statewide task force to evaluate risks and compose a comprehensive emergency response plan.

Now help spread the word to friends and family by sharing the petition on email, Facebook and Twitter."

Looks to us that Janie's Bold Nebraska petition aimed at the governor has lots of inaccurate names of petitioners on it.   Hopefully the governor will simply ignore.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Governor Heineman Might Not Want to Believe Bold Nebraska's Latest List of Petition Signers

One of our contributors received a strange communication this morning from one of our favorite organizations---Bold Nebraska and Jane (Fonda) Fleming Kleeb.   You can see the e-mail below.    The only problem is that our contributor never responded that he/she wanted to sign the petition!    He/she promptly sent Jane an e-mail that  read: "I did not add my name to this petition as your e-mail implies.   Please remove it if you have added it."

Jane responded: " Hi. That is very strange. I have added our Communications Director and he will ensure your name is not on the petition."

With that experience, we wonder whether Jane and Bold Nebraska are just adding every subscriber to their petition to the governor????? Of course, we're sure that everyone trusts Jane's intentions..........

The original e-mail read:

Thanks for adding your name to the petition calling on Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman to order disclosure of oil train traffic and pipeline contents in the state to the public, and create a statewide task force to evaluate risks and compose a comprehensive emergency response plan. 

 Now help spread the word to friends and family by sharing the petition on email, Facebook and Twitter. 


Click here to share the petition on Facebook.
Sample tweet:


ACTION: Tell Gov. Heineman: Public has a right to details on oil train traffic and toxic pipeline contents: act.boldnebraska.org/sign/petition_oil #NoKXL

Thanks for all you do.
Jane Kleeb and the Bold Nebraska team
P.S.
Support Bold Nebraska's work? Click here to donate $10 now.



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Monday, December 23, 2013

Jane Fonda Fleming Kleeb's Barn

Well, we've got our latest missive from Jane Fonda Fleming Kleeb about the great success of her Bold Nebraska anti-Keystone XL Pipeline efforts.   Of course, it was a fundraising request speaking of her successes.   But we did get a photo of her solar-powered, wind-mill powered barn which we felt we should pass on to our readers so they will know what we will eventually have the pleasure of demolishing.

The only reason she has anything to brag about is because of the empty-suited excuse of a president who doesn't have the intestinal fortitude (for sake of propriety we chose not to use lower organs of the body assuming he has them) to make a decision to build it.

P.S.   Looks like the barn has a nice patio for the swine and bovines....

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

It's Barn Raising Time for Jame Kleeb and the Anti-Keystone Folks

Jane Fonda Fleming Kleeb and Bold Nebrska are having a barn raising party this weekend and we encourage all conservatives to go although you'll probably be run off the property by on a solar powered rail.     Yes, Janie is going to help raise a solar powered barn and a windmill on the property of the liberal dupe family that has agreed to it.  

We're not sure how much power a barn will require but we suspect there are lots of solar panels available really cheap from the bankruptcy court handling Solyndra.....

This from Janie and comrades:

"Dear Pipeline Fighter,
Bold Nebraska would like to invite you to join us at the Hammond's farm near York, NE this Saturday for the Groundbreaking Ceremony of the Build Our Energy Barn.
The Hammond and Harrington families have stewarded their land for six generations, tending to cattle and cornfields. On Saturday, August 17, we will break ground for the construction of a solar and wind-powered barn that will be built directly in the path of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline.
  • What: Groundbreaking Day for the Build Our Energy Barn
  • When: Saturday, Aug. 17
  • 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.: Arrive anytime between 8-12 to help construct, design and paint #NoKXL billboards that will be placed with landowners along the proposed Keystone XL pipeline route. We will also be constructing some picnic tables for the barn. Light breakfast and coffee served.
  • 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. LUNCH: Lunch will be provided by volunteers, and accompanied by a discussion of tribal actions to stop the pipeline.
  • 1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. GROUNDBREAKING: The Groundbreaking Ceremony will include a blessing of the land, and a presentation from sixth-generation family farmer Meghan Hammond, on whose land the barn will be built. 
  • Where: Hammond Family Farm, 30 minute drive NW of York, NE
    (
    Click here for a map with directions to the parking area at the barn site)
Meghan Hammond and her father Rick testified about the dangers of Keystone XL to their land and livelihood at the State Department hearing in Nebraska in April. Aunts Jenni and Terri Harrington are engaged organizing fellow farmers, ranchers and concerned citizens in their community to pass county resolutions and zoning regulations opposing tarsands. Aunt Abbi even got arrested protesting KXL at the White House next to civil rights leader Julian Bond. The whole family is made up of Pipeline Fighters.
Bold Nebraska is partnering with the Nebraska Farmers Union and 350 to help the Hammonds raise a wind turbine and solar-powered barn on their land inside the proposed KXL pipeline route. Together, we are sending the message that Nebraska is declaring independence from tarsands, and investing in our clean, local, renewable energy future.
Details on hotels, motels, camping and RV areas near York, as well as a wish list for specific tools and other items we need volunteers to bring if possible are on the sign-up page.
Does your ability to volunteer depend on getting a ride out to York? We're encouraging folks to post an ask on the Build Our Energy event page on Facebook to arrange a rideshare or create a carpool to share gas costs:
We also encourage everyone who is on Facebook to RSVP 'YES' to the event, so you can easily invite your friends to volunteer with you.
Can't make it to join us in Nebraska? Help raise funds for the Build Our Energy project in your own community by hosting a Pies Against the Pipeline bakesale or lemonade stand! We've assembled a handy how-to guide to help you, complete with a supplies checklist and tips on choosing a location, recruiting helpers and promoting your event. We've even got an awesome sign for your lemonade stand that you can print out at home.
See you on Saturday, and thanks for all you do.
Jane Kleeb and the Bold Nebraska team.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Pipeline Fighters Going After County Boards

Jane (Fonda) Fleming Kleeb isn't happy with just building her hot air fan and solyndra powered barn.   No she and her Bold Nebraska are working with county boards in the counties the pipeline is scheduled to run through to get ordinances passed prohibiting pipeline easements.    Her latest diatribe is below and you will note that she considers us part of her group since she addresses it to Dear Pipeline Fighter.

What we wonder is what this issue will do to newly announced Democrat gubernatorial candidate Chuck Hassebrook's campaign for governor.  As a leader of the Nebraska Farmers Union he has openly opposed the pipeline and is in total agreement with Jane when it comes to fossil fuels.   Wonder how all those farm tractors and equipment will run on wind and solar energy?

"Dear Pipeline Fighter,
Building on a recent victory in Holt County, where citizens organized to get the County Board to pass a resolution banning tarsands piplines including Keystone XL from crossing their land,¹ Bold Nebraska and NEAT ( Nebraska Easement Action Team) will host be hosting Pipeline Fighter meetings in other Nebraska counties this month.

The meetings are open to anyone interested in hearing updates on Bold's summer plans, local opportunities to get involved in helping pass county-level resolutions and zoning laws targeting pipelines, and the ongoing Keystone XL review process. There will also be a meetup for NEAT members only at the outset of each meeting. Staff from Nebraska Farmers Union, Bold, NEAT and Sierra Club will be present at all events, and there will be a shared meal sponsored by Bold and NEAT.

Click the meeting links for more details and to RSVP.

We're also gearing up to Build Our Energy this summer with renewable wind and solar energy projects on the Keystone XL route in Nebraska. Along with partners Sierra Club, 350 and Nebraska Farmers Union, we're organizing community barn-raising events to show President Obama we want to invest in local, clean energy and not "a tube that will bring Canadian death-syrup down the spine of our country."²


Come out to central Nebraska on a weekend this summer to help with the physical construction of the wind turbine and solar-powered barn, and then celebrate the day's hard work with us at a community BBQ.

Can we count on you to join us in Nebraska this summer to help literally Build Our Energy future? Sign-up to volunteer.


Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to seeing you in the Summer Heat to Build Our Energy!

Jane Kleeb and the Bold Nebraska team"

Monday, June 3, 2013

Jane Kleeb Wants to Build Wind-powered Solar Barn

Well, we got our e-mail from Jane (Fonda) Fleming Kleeb and since she knows we are an XL Pipeline Fighter (in her dreams) she wants us to donate money to help build a wind turbine and a solar powered barn right on the proposed pipeline route.   We're not sure how much $65,000 will buy in the form of a turbine (probably a cooling fan mounted on a flag pole) and a solar powered barn (maybe some leftovers from Solyndra) but obviously the ploy is just to point out her continued opposition to tarsands--yes, tarsands, not the pipeline itself because she'd be against anything that carried fossil fuels.  Maybe Jane and her Bold Nebraska group can get an energy grant from the government, like Fisker?

Anyway, here is her latest and frankly her idea is a good laugh.

"Dear Pipeline Fighter,
This summer, we need your help to declare our independence from tarsands and stand up for our future, by literally building our own clean energy in Nebraska. Bold Nebraska is partnering with Sierra Club, 350 and Nebraska Farmers Union on some "barn-raising" renewable energy projects: with the local community's help, we'll install a wind turbine and solar-powered barn on land directly inside the proposed Keystone XL pipeline route.
 
If President Obama approves Keystone XL, he'll then have to tear down these clean and locally-produced energy sources to make way for dirty and foreign tarsands.

Donate.......
The Build Our Energy project is part of "Summer Heat," a series of actions planned across the country this summer by a coalition formed to "turn up the heat" against the fossil fuel industry. In order to build these renewable energy projects in Nebraska, we need to raise $65,000 over the next two months. We're also welcoming folks who want to come out to central Nebraska on a weekend this summer to help with the physical construction of the wind turbine and solar-powered barn, and then celebrate the day's hard work with us at a community BBQ.

Can we count on you to join us in Nebraska this summer to help literally Build Our Energy future?

This is the summer of the Pipeline Fighter declaring our independence from tarsands. With your help, we'll not just tell, but we will show President Obama he'll have to bulldoze our investment in a clean energy future if he wants to make way for dirty, foreign tarsands.
 
Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to seeing you in the Summer Heat to Build Our Energy!"

Monday, May 7, 2012

Anticipating Jane Fonda Flemming Kleeb's Next Attack on the Keystone XL Pipeline

We haven't had much to say about the Keystone XL Pipeline lately but it's been on our mind as we anticipate Jane Fonda Fleming Kleeb and her next inevitable Bold Nebraska  move against the revised route and the permitting process.    That will certainly come in the next few weeks at the four public hearings scheduled beginning this week in O'Neill, Neligh, Albion and Central City.  The truth of the matter as we've noted time and again is that Kleeb and her liberal band of environmentalists want no pipe line at all because they don't want anything to do with oil, let alone tar sand oils.   Frankly, we suspect if the pipeline were routed through Iowa rather than Nebraska, Kleeb would be there inventing lame new excuses why it shouldn't be built there. 

You can bet Kleeb will have a huge turnout at these 'hearings'.   The news media will cover it probably ignoring where most of Kleeb's supporters come from.  Hopefully, the governor won't be duped by whatever Kleeb's new rationale is this time as he and Senator Johanns were last time (Nelson will be a given for whatever Kleeb wants--maybe someone should ask Bobby Kerrey where he stands on the issue although it probably doesn't have much of an impact on his home state of New York).

In any event we thought we'd share Keystone's latest e-mail update with you which pretty much tells what the current status of the pipeline is:


Just the Facts about Keystone XL in Nebraska
Edition #26 – May 7, 2012
TransCanada Files New Presidential Permit Application for Keystone XL; Parallel Review Processes Now Under Way in Nebraska, Washington

T"ransCanada announced last Friday it has submitted a new Presidential Permit application to the U.S. Department of State (DOS) for the Keystone XL Pipeline, which would run from the U.S./Canada border in Montana to Steele City, Nebraska. With the new DOS application, the $5.3-billion Keystone XL project is now undergoing two parallel regulatory review processes, as the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality (NDEQ) is currently reviewing TransCanada’s proposed re-route alternatives in Nebraska.

The DOS applicationincorporates by reference 10,000 of pages of review already completed for the project, including an approved route in Montana and South Dakota. Successive environmental impact statements by the DOS, including its Aug. 2011 Final Environmental Impact Statement, concluded the project would have minimal impact on the environment.

The existing research and analysis already provided to the DOS will be supplemented by the data compiled as part of the current re-route process under way in Nebraska. TransCanada will ultimately supplement its DOS application with an alternative route in Nebraska as soon as that route is determined and approved by the State.

With the exception of the realigned route in Nebraska, the Presidential Permit application proposes the same route as TransCanada’s previous Keystone XL application. The entire route in the U.S., from Phillips County,Montana, to Steele City, is 850 miles.

In its May 4 news release, TransCanada President and Chief Executive Officer Russ Girling said use of the already exhaustive review of Keystone XL, along with the independent re-route process in Nebraska, would satisfy President Obama’s call to speed infrastructure development through more efficient and effective permitting and review.

“Our application for a Presidential Permit builds on more than three years of environmental review already conducted for Keystone XL,” Girling added. “It was the most comprehensive process ever for a cross-border pipeline and that work should allow our cross-border permit to be processed expeditiously and a decision made once a new route in Nebraska is determined.”

As reported in this space last week, the NDEQ has resumed the Nebraska re-routing process, which will include four public information sessions beginning Wednesday (May 9) in O’Neill, followed by a session on Thursday (May 10) in Neligh, one in Albion on May 16 and a fourth meeting in Central City on May 17. At the NDEQ’s request, TransCanada representatives will be on hand at those information sessions to answer questions about the routing process.
(More information about the NDEQ’s information sessions and the Department’s review process can be found here.)

Pending approval of a new route in Nebraska and the Presidential Permit, TransCanada expects to begin construction of Keystone XL in the first quarter of 2013, with completion slated for late 2014 or early 2015. (Construction of TransCanada’s US$2.3-billion Gulf Coast Project– a stand-alone pipeline project that will run from Cushing, Oklahoma to Nederland, Texas– is expected to begin this summer, with an in-service date of mid- to late 2013.) 

TransCanada looks forward to working with Nebraska and the DOS on the completion of these final regulatory reviews so it can get on with the important work of building Keystone XL.

"The multi-billion-dollar Keystone XL pipeline project will reduce the United States' dependence on foreign oil and support job growth by putting thousands of Americans to work," Girling said in announcing the new Presidential Permit application. “Keystone XL will transport U.S. crude oil from the very large Bakken supply basin in Montana and North Dakota, along with Canadian oil, to U.S. refineries.”

Shipper interest in the new pipeline remains strong, with Keystone XL currently having firm, long-term contracts in place to transport more than 500,000 barrels per day of Canadian crude oil and 65,000 barrels per day of crude oil from the Williston Basin in North Dakota and Montana. Keystone XL will have an initial capacity to move 830,000 barrels per day to U.S. refineries. Once complete, TransCanada’s Keystone XL and Gulf Coast Projects could displace roughly 40 percent of the oil the U.S. currently imports from the Middle East and Venezuela."

Thursday, April 5, 2012

So Much For Reliable Canadian Oil

Here is something that should make Jane Kleeb and her Bold Nebraska friends happy.   It seems that her hero, the Prince of Peace, Nobel Laureate, President of the World of Equal Nations, Commissar and Chairman Barack Barry Soetoro Hussein Obama has lost the confidence of America's friendly partner to the north as he has bowed to every foreign dictator and lied to Americans about his desire to reduce oil costs, find more reliable sources and decrease our country's dependence on those who threaten our nation's security.  
This from the 'Cowboy Byte':

Canadian PM Blasts Obama on Keystone: The U.S. Is an Unreliable Energy Partner


"President Barack Obama’s rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline taught Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper one thing: it’s time Canada expand its list of oil buyers.
In an interview with the Canadian Wilson Centre think tank, the Prime Minister said the pipeline’s rejection — even if only temporary — was enough to underscore the need to find other buyers for oilsands crude.

Look, the very fact that a ‘no’ could even be said underscores to our country that we must diversify our energy export markets,” Harper said. “We cannot be, as a country, in a situation where our one and, in many cases, only energy partner could say no to our energy products. We just cannot be in that position.”

The Prime Minister also mentioned that Canada has been selling oil to the United States at a discounted price. But now that the Great White North is expanding its oil export market, that discount will probably disappear.

Get that? The U.S. will not only have less access to Canadian oil but it will also have to pay more for it because the market for oilsands crude is expanding (and therefore more competitive)."

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Obama, Kleeb and Moveon Continue Anti-Pipeline Efforts

Yet another addition to our 'We Get Email Category' today and an interesting one in that it just shows how tightly Jane Fonda Fleming and Moveon.org and President Obama are tied together.   Moveon.org is just a mouthpiece for the president and in the case of this e-mail, they are forwarding Jane Fleming's e-mail to their constituents in support of her.  Can you follow the logic? 
  • No Obama XL Pipeline
  • No Moveon.org XL Pipeline
  • No Jane Kleeb/Bold Nebraska XL Pipeline
"Below is an email from Jane Fleming Kleeb, a MoveOn member from Nebraska who created a petition at SignOn.org, a new site that allows anyone to start their own online petition. If you have concerns or feedback about this petition, click here.



Dear Nebraska MoveOn member,
Six out of eight members of Nebraska's Natural Resources Committee, known as the "Pipeline Six," have supported a bill, LB 1161, that would give gas company TransCanada a free pass to determine a pipeline route through Nebraska and fast-track the company's efforts to seize private property through eminent domain.
LB 1161 circumvents existing Nebraska state law and would set a dangerous precedent by allowing a foreign corporation, TransCanada, to enact immediate powers of eminent domain as if they were a public utility with the proper authority and permits.
Nebraskans deserve leaders who will protect our land and water, not the interests of a foreign corporation. That's why I created a petition to the Nebraska Unicameral on SignOn.org. Click here to add your name, and then pass it along to your friends:
The petition says:
Dear Nebraska Unicameral members,
The state of Nebraska pulled together behind Governor Heineman's call for a Special Session last November, and you answered the call by passing laws to govern pipeline routing and siting in our state.
Now, certain members of the Natural Resources Committee have thrown that progress by the wayside by passing LB 1161 on to general file.

Please stand with Nebraskans who believe we have a right to control our own destiny when it comes to pipeline routing and siting.

Honor the laws we have on the books. TransCanada does not deserve special legislation just for them, just because they do not like our current laws.

Please vote No on LB 1161. Tell the "Pipeline Six" to get out of Trans

Canada's pocket and get back to working for Nebraska.

Will you sign the petition? Click here to add your name, and then pass it along to your friends:
Thanks!
–Jane Fleming Kleeb
The text above was written by Jane Fleming Kleeb, not by MoveOn staff, and MoveOn is not responsible for the content. This email was sent through MoveOn's secure system, and your information has been kept private.
Want to support our work? MoveOn Civic Action is entirely funded by our 5 million members—no corporate contributions, no big checks from CEOs. And our tiny staff ensures that small contributions go a long way. Chip in here.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

The 'Keystone Ladies" Demonstrate at Congressman Terry's Office

We received the e-mail below a few days ago from our friends at Bold Nebraska, you know, Jane Fonda Fleming Kleeb.   One of her exhortations to us was to turn up at Congressman Terry's office yesterday in protest of the Keystone XL pipeline and tar sands oil.    We showed up but were apparently not on her side.
Terry Supporters on 120th & Burt

The Kleeb group showed up, primarily a bunch of grandmother type liberals with their grandchildren in tow.   While the Terry supporters stood out in the cold in front of his office and on the corner of 120th & Burt Streets, the Keystone ladies warmed up in the vestibule entrance of Terry's office.   Yes, they dawned their black and white stripped referees tops and their whistles inside that warm vestibule which thank God for them and those poor little kids was heated by those dastardly fossil fuels.   In fact, that vestibule was heated by the dirtiest of all those fossil fuels, coal.   But never mind the hypocrisy of their protest.  

The 'keystone' ladies and children spent about five minutes in Terry's parking lot while the anti-environment callous Terry/pipeline supporters spent about an hour in the oppressive cold.  

The bottom line is that after duping our governor and U.S. Senators to support rerouting the Keystone XL pipeline, the real motive for the opposition has been clearly exposed for what it was all along, stopping any tar sand oil development and any further fossil fuel development.

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"Things are moving fast in Congress and our state legislature regarding the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. Congressional Republicans are fighting tooth and nail, using Big Oil’s money to reverse Obama’s decision to deny the pipeline. The Unicameral will consider several bills that will be critical to the future of oil pipelines in our state, including the (already denied) KXL pipeline.

The next 10 days are going to be all about rapid mobilization. These will be make-or-break moments to hold the ground we won on Keystone XL for our land and water. Two big events we need you to add to your calendar are:

1. Blow the Whistle on Lee Terry
Today, 4pm in Omaha
We will be outside Lee Terry’s office (11717 Burt St) to blow the whistle on his foul play with Big Oil.


2. Stop the Free Passes Hearing
Thursday, February 16th at 1:30pm in the Capitol
State Senator Jim Smith has introduced a bill that would exempt TransCanada from the rules laid out during the Pipeline Special Session. Under his bill, if TransCanada reapplied for Keystone XL, they could still use the DEQ process that puts Nebraskans on the hook for a $2 million environmental study. We need everyone at the hearing to testify that we are done rewriting the rules for TransCanada.


This fall, we gave TransCanada and Big Oil a nice shiner. Now they’re mad as heck because they’ve never lost a fight, especially with their billions of dollars to buy influence.

They’re coming back for us, but we won’t back down. We will continue to put pressure on our local and national politicians to do the right thing by protecting our land and water. We’ve proven repeatedly that our people power can drown out their money. Let’s do it again.

Jane Kleeb
Executive Director
Bold Nebraska

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Kleeb and Bold Nebraska Continue to Say No to any Pipeline

We continue to wonder who is fooling who.   The state has released its map of loci non grata (the Sandhills) for a revised pipeline route.  It will spend $2 million of Nebraska tax payer's money to find an acceptable route--if the current occupant of the White House approves.   But the same woman who duped our governor and two U.S. Senators (well, Judas wasn't actually duped) into the 'reroute' mentality continues to say not in my backyard, that backyard not being just the Sandhills, not being just Nebraska, but being the United States of America.   So who is fooling who? Who will win?  If we were Mitt Romney we might bet $10,000 that it never gets built thanks to that WOMAN from Hastings (excuse our political incorrectness, sounds like something the late Jim Exon once said about Nancy Hoch for those of you old enough to remember) and thanks to the president of these United States.

Okay, enough for our bloviating.   We thought we'd share Jane Fonda's, oops, we meant Jane Flemming Kleeb's latest iteration not only asking us for our $12 to continue her cause but stating that she will continue to oppose any pipeline route through Nebraska.


"We got big things done this year. Our small rebel alliance grew from a couple hundred to several thousand Nebraskans. We stared down some of the biggest bullies, and they blinked.

Check out the staff's top 12 reasons why you should donate $12. You can leave your own idea also and check out pictures and videos we link to on our site.

We built up an incredible amount of grassroots momentum in 2011, and we want to take it even further in 2012. We’re asking you to propel us into bold New Year with a $12 donation.

What will we do with your investment into a bold Nebraska?

1. Donate so we can keep organizing to stop the TransCanada pipeline for good. Homegrown energy that powers Nebraska and revitalizes our small towns will be a new focus.

2. Donate so we can hold elected officials accountable every step of the way. Whether it’s unconstitutional voter-ID laws or unconscionable disregard for poor kids, we will make sure politicians hear us loud and clear.
3. Donate so we can train and mobilize bold leaders
across the state. We met a lot of amazing leaders this year, and we want to give them the tools to make bold change in their communities.

We put our shoestring budget to work in 2011 and created some amazing change. Will you help us do it again in 2012 by donating $12 today to kick off a bold New Year?

Creating change for a bold Nebraska,

Jane Kleeb
Executive Director"

Monday, December 26, 2011

Lindstrom Supports Newt's Immigration Policy and Opposes Sandhills Route for Pipeline

We were able to see Brett Lindstrom last Wednesday when he spoke before about 20 folks at the Republican Forum luncheon held at Anthony's.   Lindstrom said his goals, if elected to congress, were to cut spending, deal with Social Security.   He'd create jobs by reducing regulations, reforming (lowering) corporate taxes and changing laws to allow repatriation of corporate income earned overseas.  

Lindstrom believes he is the best guy for the job because he has shown leadership in athletics, has financial experience, has motivation and will support fiscal responsibility.  He mentioned 'cash for clunkers', TARP and the failure of the super committee as reasons to replace Congressman Terry.  Apparently Lindstrom's issue with the super committee is that it should never have been created and congress should have dealt with the the debt issue not a committee.

In questions asked of the candidate on the Keystone XL Pipeline it became obvious that he was more concerned about the environment than energy independence as he noted that his primary concern with the pipeline was getting it out of the Sandhills.   In that regard he certainly reflects the same mentality that allowed the governor and Nebraska's two senators to be duped by Jane Fleming Kleeb and her Bold Nebraska allies who have used the Sandhills route as their initial thrust to stop the pipeline which they will continue to oppose once a new route is proposed.    Lindstrom mentioned agriculture as a primary concern several times.

When asked about illegal immigration, Lindstrom said that employers who hire them should be punished.   But when further questioned, he said he supported a 'guest worker' program not denying his support for one similar to what Newt Gingrich has proposed. 

While Lindstrom is an attractive well-spoken candidate we believe his campaign is marked by either a certain degree of naivete or guile as replacing Congressman Terry would simply put the district back at square one when it comes to having clout or effectiveness in influencing legislation as Terry has demonstrated in the pipeline discussion.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Kleeb's Real Motives

The pipeline debate has somewhat faded with the close of the special session.  In prior posts we've questioned the decisions by our governor and our senators to acquiesce to the well of Jane Kleeb and the radical environmentalists.   We've also asserted that the pipeline debate has been more than about location.   It is about fossil fuels.  

Now, somehow we missed a November 11 communication from Jane Kleeb and Bold Nebraska which we think was pretty revealing of her (their) ultimate goal.   Without saying a lot more we have included that message and have highlighted in red her comments which really belie her motivations.   Enough said for now:

"The letters, emails, calls, rallies, and pumpkins worked. Citizens in our state changed the status quo. Together, we saved the Sandhills and protected the Ogallala Aquifer. Most importantly, we renewed our belief in citizen power to get things done.

Yesterday, the Obama administration announced they are analyzing an alternative route for TransCanada's Keystone XL that avoids the Sandhills. That means a decision on a presidential permit won't be made until 2013.

You did this. You did what all the naysayers said was impossible--winning a battle against the world's biggest bully, Big Oil.

Our work's not done, but this weekend we're celebrating by drinking a glass of our clean water and sending an email to President Obama, thanking him for standing up to TransCanada and standing with all of us.

Next week, we're going to keep up the pressure on our state officials to pass legislation that certifies oil pipeline routes in our state. The immediacy of rerouting the Keystone XL is eased, but our state still lacks basic regulations.

Join us Monday at 1:15pm in the Capitol as we fill the Rotunda on the first day of debate on the pipeline bill.


Thank your for the last 18 months. We look forward to spending the next year working to stop the pipeline and start our country on a path of energy independence with an energy economy based on growing our fuel, not importing tarsands through a risky and unnecessary pipeline."

Monday, October 24, 2011

Governor Continues to Astound on Pipeline Issue

Pipelines Already Crossing the Ogallala Aquifer from South
Dakota to Texas
We're not at all sure what the governor is thinking but he has now called for a special session of the legislature to deal with the Keystone XL Pipeline.   He surprised us when he came out against the current route but this really is astounding.

From his message, it appears that the is grasping for any legislation that might be held to be legal and could have an impact on the routing.  

Given Senator Floods well researched efforts and his letter last week suggesting that a special session wouldn't make sense, we just wonder what the governor thinks can be done.

It seems to us that if the governor wants something done he ought to be prepared to submit his version of the legislation he thinks can pass and actually accomplish something.   

We continue to believe the governor has been duped by this anti-pipeline, anti-tar sands Jane Fleming Kleeb Bold Nebraska mentality.    The anti-pipeline folks want one thing--NO PIPELINE AT ALL!   NO TAR SAND OIL. 

The Governor's Press Release:

"Nebraska to Hold Special Session Regarding Oil Pipelines

Gov. Heineman and Unicameral to Seek Solution on Pipeline Siting
(Lincoln, Neb.) Today, Gov. Dave Heineman announced that he will be calling the Nebraska Unicameral into Special Session to determine if siting legislation can be crafted and passed for pipeline routing in Nebraska. The purpose of the Special Session will be to find a legal and constitutional solution to the siting of oil pipelines within the state.

“The key decision for current pipeline discussions is the permitting decision that will be made by the Obama Administration, which is why I have urged President Obama and Secretary of State Clinton to deny the permit,” said Gov. Heineman. “However, I believe Nebraskans are expecting our best efforts to determine if alternatives exist. Therefore, I will be calling a special session of the Nebraska Legislature to have a thoughtful and thorough public discussion about alternative solutions that could impact the route of the pipeline in a legal and constitutional manner.”

Gov. Heineman worked with State Senator Mike Flood of Norfolk, Speaker of the Legislature, to set the starting date of the Special Session for Nov. 1."

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Help Jane

Jane Kleeb and her Bold Nebraska need your help.   She plans on carving 91 pumpkins today to leave at the Governor's Residence to remind Dave Heineman that there will be 91 projected leaks in the new Keystone XL Pipeline.    We missed her e-mail which came yesterday, but it's not too late to help Jane if you buy into the iterations of her less than credible Nebraska scientist who projects the 91 leaks.     We're not sure why she wants to target the governor whom she has at least duped to suggest that a reroute of the pipeline occur.

Here is what Jane, 'I'm-a-coward-to-get-arrested', Fleming Kleeb wants you to do:

"Tomorrow's the big day. The Huskers take on the Minnesota Golden Gophers, and we take on Governor Heineman. But just like the football team, we can't do it alone.

We need 91 activists to help us carve Pumpkins Against the Pipeline anytime tomorrow between noon and 6pm. We'll be in the Bold office parking lot at 1141 H St in Lincoln, listening to the game while we carve away.

At 7pm, we'll march with our newly carved jack-o-lanterns past the Governor's Mansion to a rally on the west side of the Capitol. So even if you can't help us carve, you can join the march."

P.S. If she offer food or supplies to the Lincoln Occupiers, we're sure they would be happy to join the march to the governor's home.  

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Jane is STILL Not in Jail and Wants You to Show Up!

No we're not talking about Hanoi Jane who should be in jail for treason although we do find some similarities between her and Jane Kleeb.  Seems, like her 'Hanoi' namesake, Kleeb has avoided jail so far.   Remember her motto when it comes to be arrested in front of the White House, "Do as I say, or as I say I might do, NOT as I do."

In today's "We Get E-mail" category we just received one from Kleeb and her Bold Nebraska network exhorting us to be part of the more than 500 folks she wants to turn out for the upcoming Nebraska hearings on the Keystone XL Pipeline.    The hearings are bound to be interesting and we suspect we might now see both of our U.S. Senators there as well as our governor.    Wow, who would ever have believed that Jane Kleeb and Mike Johanns and Ben Nelson and Governor Heineman could all agree on something?   Certainly not Lee Terry. 

And wouldn't it be interesting if Hillary Clinton ignores all of these folks and gives the go ahead?   Probably still won't prevent her boss from coming to Nebraska's Second Congressional District begging for that all important electoral vote.

Anyway, here is what sweet baby Jane had to ask us:

"Hey Objective Conservative:

At the risk of sounding overdramatic, this is the big one. We're putting all our chips on the table and going for the whole enchilada. We are setting the bar high because this is when we stop the pipeline.

Bold is setting the goal of recruiting 500 concerned Nebraskans to show up and speak out at the State Department meetings.

The US State Department is holding public meetings on the TransCanada Keystone XL in Lincoln and Atkinson at the end of September. They need to hear that Nebraskans oppose this pipeline because it is not in our state's or national interest.

Meeting Details:Lincoln--Pershing Center
Tuesday, September 27th
226 Centennial Mall South
12-3:30pm and 4-8pm


Atkinson--West Holt High School
Thursday, September 29th
100 N. Main Street
4:30-10pm


Over the past 20 months we shined a light on Heineman, we risked arrest in front of the White House, we held education forums, we traveled the state handing out action guides and yard signs, we helped volunteers host Stand with Randy events, and we rallied at the Capitol.

All of our actions are working. Governor Heineman came out against the pipeline permit, and Senator Nelson, Senator Johanns, Rep. Fortenberry and State Senators Haar, Fulton, Avery, Coash and Sullivan all raised serious concerns.

Now it’s time to convince Secretary Clinton and Obama that this pipeline is bad deal for Nebraska and for America.

Can you be part of the 500 Nebraskans we are trying to get to the public meetings?

Numbers will make a big impact on the State Department staff and will show all the hard work you've put in over the last year. We need you to be there. We need to say that TransCanada's tarsands pipeline is not in Nebraska's or the national interest."

Jane Kleeb
Executive Director
Bold Nebraska

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Bruning Not Wasting Any Time

In our 'We Get E-mail' category, today we received one from Jon Bruning who as you probably know is exploring, i.e., going to run for, a run for the U.S. Senate. Jon will be wearing a target on his back for the likes of Judas Ben Nelson, Vince Powers, Vic Covalt, Bold Nebraska, etc., for the next several months. In fact, Judas Ben took a shot at him just yesterday on the KFAB show blaming the likes of attorney generals for the less than successful acceptance of 'exchange' health care plans.

Of course Jon is wasting no time attacking Judas and isn't hesitant to ask for your dollars. We're anxiously awaiting a similar e-mail from Don Stenberg.

Anyway here is what Jon had to tell us:

"Friends,

I’m talking with my family, friends, key supporters and leading conservatives because I’m actively exploring entering the race for the U.S. Senate against Democrat Ben Nelson.

Last Tuesday, Americans made a giant leap forward toward taking back our country and moving boldly in a more conservative direction. Voters gave Republicans the responsibility of running the House of Representatives but our party fell just short of earning majority control of the U.S. Senate.

Thousands of Nebraskans have urged me to take my experience as our state’s Attorney General and apply it to the challenge of defeating Ben Nelson. Many citizens are still angry and embarrassed by Incumbent Nelson’s, "Cornhusker Kickback" in support of the government takeover of health care.

Others have seen too many times when Ben Nelson’s liberal vote has cancelled out Senator Mike Johanns’ conservative vote.

Many more want a conservative-minded U.S. Senator who will listen hard, take our Nebraska values to Washington and be a strong sure voice for a smaller limited government that lives within its means, just like they do.

I’m enthusiastically exploring this race and I’m respectfully requesting your generous support because I’m worried that liberal overspending is fueling horrific deficits, undermining small businesses and undercutting our economy.

Incumbent Ben Nelson is part of the liberal problem and I want to be part of the conservative solution. If I can count on your early support during this exploratory stage of our campaign, I’ll have the resources I need to move forward.

The name of our committee is "Bruning for Senate 2012 Exploratory Committee" and your strong and early support of $25, $50, $75, $100, $250, $500 or whatever you can afford will help us launch out of the starting blocks and give us a vital boost.

Your contribution will help finance the listening tour I’m taking to speak with conservative activists, Republican leaders, and everyday citizens who are still upset with Ben Nelson’s "Cornhusker Kickback."

I’m a pretty methodical guy. I wouldn’t be exploring this U.S. Senate race if I wasn’t very serious about making this race.

And I wouldn’t be writing to you today if I wasn’t convinced that you share my love for Nebraska and concern for America’s future.

The progress we made last Tuesday is undeniable.

Nancy Pelosi will be ousted from the Speaker’s Office and our country will be all-the-better for it.

But Harry Reid is still the Senate Majority Leader and all-too-often, Nebraska’s Ben Nelson has been toeing the Democratic line and singing from the Obama songbook.

In other words, we’ve still got work to do and it starts here and now in Nebraska with my letter to you.

Do me the honor of writing your personal check to "Bruning for Senate 2012 Exploratory Committee" for $25, $50, $75, $100, $250, $500 or whatever you can afford.

I want to run and I’m ready to make a high-impact difference for the conservative values that make Nebraska so great.

This is the first important step and I need your help now more than ever.

Sincerely yours,

Jon Bruning"