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Posted: 5/29/2003 7:57:06 AM EDT
Nebraska Lawmaker Proposes War With Iowa By The Associated Press LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- A Nebraska lawmaker is so fed up with constituents crossing the state border to gamble that she proposed going to war with neighboring Iowa. "I've been cautioned that the members of the Iowa Legislature might not take it kindly,' said Sen. Pam Brown of Omaha. Brown's proposed amendment read: "The sovereign state of Nebraska declares a state of hostility with the sovereign state of Iowa until such a time as the state of Iowa ceases the unjust and relentless appropriation of the resources of the citizens of Nebraska." Brown offered the amendment to a proposed constitutional amendment that would ask votes to approve casino gambling in Nebraska. She said she offered the tongue-in-cheek proposal to get her colleagues focused on the seriousness of the issue. Supporters of the casino measure have complained that Nebraskans spend an estimated $250 million a year at casinos in Council Bluff, Iowa, just across the border from Omaha. Brown later withdrew the amendment.
Link Posted: 5/29/2003 7:59:42 AM EDT
Heh Heh... People in Nebraska actually have money and stuff? Aviator
Link Posted: 5/29/2003 8:29:22 AM EDT
Maybe they can liberate us so we can own NFA stuff again.
Link Posted: 5/29/2003 10:38:59 AM EDT
why liberate us? Why not just secede (peacefully?) and live with minimal gun laws (registration)?
Link Posted: 5/29/2003 11:08:05 AM EDT
And we Iowans thank our Nebraska neighbors from the bottom of our hearts. Nebraska money is just as green as anybody elses. And we like Minnestoa, Missouri, South Dakota and Wisconsin money too. But not Illinois. They thought of the lottery before we did. Yes, Nebraskan's can have neater toys than us, but I can't afford the guns I have now let alone class III.
Link Posted: 5/29/2003 11:24:58 AM EDT
Why does Nebraska corn lean east? Cuz Iowa sucks.[banana] Except, of course, for gamblers
Link Posted: 5/29/2003 11:29:52 AM EDT
I am ashamed to be from Nebraska... Don't worry guys, I will jump the Missouri and help to rid Nebraska of people like Sen. Brown! When I saw the headline I thought for sure that Ernie Chambers proposed it. I guess we have at least two idiots to look out for.
Link Posted: 5/29/2003 11:34:03 AM EDT
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