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Brad's morning edition. Check back this afternoon for more jokes from Brad.
* Over the weekend, there was ostrich and camel racing at Horsemen's Park. If this doesn't burnish Omaha's reputation as a big event town, I don't know what will.
* Horsemen's Park held a race card on Mother's Day. After all, what says love more than handing Mom 20 bucks and giving her a chance to double it at the track?
* Sunday was Mother's Day. Last week was National Pet Week. We have one day to honor our mothers and seven days to show our love for our ferrets.
* A local hardware store held a Mother's Day sale. You know the love may be gone when your husband buys you a nail gun.
* Less than 24 hours until the Omaha mayoral election. That's just enough time for 18 new Stothert TV ads and for Mayor Suttle to mention he's an engineer 68 times.
* The 2013 Omaha mayoral campaign officially draws to a close when a candidate slings the last shovelful of ceremonial mud.
* The Omaha mayoral race is officially nonpartisan. Its logo should be a giant winking eye.
* The race is about as nonpartisan as Cuban presidential elections.
* On Sunday, Mayor Suttle campaigned at a farmer's market in Aksarben Village. I wish someone had asked him the hard question: How is it that eastern Nebraska currently has more farmers markets than farmers?
* It has been learned that the IRS targeted the Tea Party. Mitch McConnell called for a review to assure the IRS isn't harassing other Americans with “thuggish practices.” Is he serious? Last I checked, “thuggish practices” was the official IRS motto.
* Rand Paul was in Iowa over the weekend. That either means he's running for president in 2016 or someone in Ankeny held the greatest garage sale ever.
* Disgraced former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner is considering a political comeback. Disgraced former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford was just elected to congress. I don't think it bodes particularly well when 75 percent of our candidates have the word “disgraced” in front of their names.
* After it was announced that fed chief Ben Bernanke is skipping the August summit at Jackson Hole, there's speculation that Bernanke is retiring. There's something about picturing Bernanke trying to live on the one half of a percent interest from his bank CDs that makes me feel good.
* Animal control in New York City is searching for a so called “Frankenfish” from the Central Park lake that can survive for several days outside of water. This is when you know New York is a hostile city – you're walking through Times Square when you are bitten by a fish.
* NFL free agent Titus Young has been arrested for the third time in a week. President Obama is calling for putting more police officers on the streets just to arrest Titus Young.
* A group of Jacksonville Jaguars fans petitioned President Obama to force the Jags to sign Tim Tebow. It's insane to think the president doesn't have better things to do than help Tebow find a team. Instead I'd try the vice president.