Burlington Derailed — The Continuing Story

21 October

Our Nutty Professor in Trouble

'Obamacare' Loebsack Is Running for Office?

Was Anyone Aware Other Than His Secret Meeting Attendees?


"The political arm for House Republicans says it is making a play for Iowa's 1st and 2nd congressional district seats.

The National Republican Congressional Committee said Monday that it's buying $1.3 million in television ad time in the two districts, with spots to begin airing Friday."

Our Nutty Professor congressman says one thing back here and votes the other way in Washington. Of course, the Ad Vertiser will never point that out. It looks like money is coming to get the message out.

Our congressman has not been bragging about his voting for Obamacare's one vote victory in the House. Our congressman has not been bragging about how Obama says his policies are on the ballot this November.

Obama equals Loebasack. Of that there is no doubt. Don't forget it.

Screamin' Dean

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Ebola fear puts family in voluntary quarantine in Rock Island

Obama 'It Will Never Reach Our Shores'

"The Rock Island-Milan School District has asked a Rock Island High School student to remain at home and be monitored after a family member traveled to the Quad-Cities from Liberia.

The student lives in the Rock Island home of Barhyeau Philips, 67, whose 21-year-old daughter, Jennifer, left Liberia on Friday and arrived in the Quad-Cities on Saturday.

According to a statement released Wednesday by Rock Island-Milan School District Superintendent Mike Oberhaus, “Given the heightened awareness and seriousness of the Ebola outbreak in the country of Liberia and the spread of the virus in the United States, the Rock Island County Health Department believes that abundant precaution is necessary.”

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America - One Step Away From a Full Face Plant


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19 October

Obama to Allow 100,000 Haitians into America Without a Visa

Obama's Executive Action Dooms Bruce Braley's Senate Bid - Braley Voted 96% With Obama

Grassley's Common Sense Sinks Braley Trial Lawyer Elitism

Hang Down Your Head 'Bruce Bailey'

"Calling it "an irresponsible overreach of the executive branch’s authority," Senator Charles Grassley, ranking Republican on the Judiciary Committee, is criticizing an executive order issued by the president that would allow at least 100,000 Haitian nationals into the United States to be "reunited with their families."

"“Which countries are next on President Obama’s list?” Mr. Grassley said. “Will there by medical screenings before entry? Will work permits be granted automatically? How will this affect American workers?”

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the branch of the Department of Homeland Security that handles immigration benefits cases, announced Friday the program to unite Haitians already living in the U.S. with family members abroad will ramp up in 2015."

"Grassley is right. This is just the tip of the iceberg. While our attention is focused elsewhere on Ebola and ISIS, the president will bring hundreds of thousands of immigrants through the back door. Without congressional authorization, without congressional hearings on the impact on jobs for citizens, and announced on a Friday afternoon to insure minimal news coverage, the president has once again demonstrated his intention to rule by decree."

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Obama Golfs For 4 Hours, 40 Minutes On Saturday, Then Holds Nighttime Ebola Meeting--Which New Ebola Czar Skips!

Ebola Czar Klain Misses 2nd Ebola Meeting

"President Barack Obama’s new Ebola "czar" Ron Klain has skipped another White House meeting on the Ebola crisis, a readout of who attended a Saturday meeting with Obama shows.

Obama held the Ebola meeting after spending four hours and 40 minutes on the golf course at Fort Belvoir, according to the White House press pool report from the New York Daily News' Dan Friedman.

...It's the second meeting in as many days on Ebola that Klain hasn’t attended after being appointed into the position on Friday."

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17 October

Joni Ernst Skewers Mumbles Braley

Braley About to Throw in The Towel

""You stated just a few years back that you would not change a thing about Obamacare, and yet today you're saying, 'Oops, yeah, we do need to make some changes to the bill,' " Republican Joni Ernst scolded Democrat Bruce Braley on Thursday night. "You said you read every page of this bill. You tabbed it, you highlighted it. So either you didn't understand what was in the bill or you were misleading Iowans, and I don't know which one is worse."

...One of Ernst's strongest moments in the debate came during a discussion of military action against the Islamic State or ISIS. She castigated President Obama and Democrats for a lack of leadership on the issue and reminded voters she served in the Army National Guard in Kuwait and Iraq. "My boots were on the ground now held by ISIS," she said.

...However, his efforts to attack Ernst with his statement that "words have consequences" backfired when Ernst turned it back on him.

"Sound bites do have consequences, and I believe I have a pure heart and am willing to serve Iowans where Congressman Braley behind closed doors has poked fun at our senior senator, Chuck Grassley," she said. "I don't call that building bridges, I would say that's burning bridges, Congressman."

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What Price Per Vote at Hy-Vee?


The party of Bruce Braley, Dave Loebsack, Tom Courtney and Barry Obama petitioned for and got a satellite polling location. The official local newspaper of said party reports 31 people voted at the Angular Street Hy-Vee.

Satellite voting ran from 9:00 A. M. to 3:00 P. M. That rounds out to 5.2 voters per hour. The official local party newspaper did not say how many taxpayer dollars were expended to run this satellite polling location.

Not even one voter per hour per aisle is nothing to smile about.

The cost of anything versus its worth is not a concern of the party that petitioned for this satellite polling location. Tax dollars are somebody else's money. Who cares?

With voting early by mail, there is no reason for satellite voting locations. Satellite voting is a waste of your tax dollars and an undue burden on the County Auditor's office.


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The End Times of Huckabee for President

Local Brad Cranston to Drink From Huck's Cup of Dreams


"Republican Mike Huckabee, who is considering a presidential run in 2016, is taking Iowa evangelical leaders on an all-expenses paid, 10-day overseas trip next month.

Eighteen Iowans are booked for "Mike Huckabee's Reagan, Thatcher, Pope John Paul II Tour," which takes place Nov. 12-21, organizers told The Des Moines Register."

Did you turn down an offer to experience the rapture of an all expense paid trip to Europe?

The Great Satan of the Iowa Republican Party is not listed among those going. This seems odd. In the past, wannabe Republican Presidents have heaped praise and manna upon Satan.

Hopefully all going will enjoy their journey to Europe. There will be no inauguration of President Huckabee to go and see.


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Wheels on The Obama Bus Go Round and Round

CDC - Center for Denial and Confusion

"Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), said during a telephone press briefing Wednesday that you cannot get Ebola by sitting next to someone on a bus, but that infected or exposed persons should not ride public transportation because they could transmit the disease to someone else."


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16 October

Braley, Loebsack and Obamacare

The Triad of Abject Failure


"That increase is for individual policyholders who have Affordable Care Act-compliant plans," reports the (Des Moines) Register.

CoOportunity, one of the main companies offering health insurance on the Obamacare exchange, will increase its rates 19%."

Bruce Braley and Dave Loebsack voted for Obamacare. Obamacare passed in the U. S. House by only one vote. If you like Obamacare as your healthcare plan by government fiat, you can keep Obamare.

"President Barack Obama promised at least 19 times that Obamacare would lower health insurance premiums by $2,500 per family."

If you are tired of the lies you can vote Braley and Loebsack out.

Ole Castor

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15 October

No Frog Zone

We Solved Your Last Nazi Problem -

Go Away!


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14 October

Vote for Braley Is a Vote For Harry Reid

Braley Would Join Ranks With Dirty Harry Reid


I'd like to remind everyone that to vote for Bruce Braley is an endorsement of Harry Reid and the Obama Criminal Triad of overt crooks and liars that includes Nancy Pelosi. Braley is a Barack Obama voting minion, when he shows up to work.

It's time to stop this bunch. Send Braley home.


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Obama Time


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13 October


Bruce Bailey

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Bruce Braley, Dumbass!


Nat King Cole she is not. First school dietitian Michelle Obama can't remember who the Democrat running for the U. S. Senate in Iowa is. Not long after November, Michelle won't be the only one who can't remember what's his name.

So Long

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Jimmy Carter Finally Wakens From Coma

Carter Slams Obama on ISIS

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Sic 'em!


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10 October

Please Daddy, Let Me Pick One!

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09 October

Obama: "America is Safe"


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08 October

Who's Next, Burlington?


I just read the Mt Pleasant school district report. Wow, you'll never see anything like this in the Burlington or Mt. Pleasant newspapers.

Could IowaLive.net do a report for our new superintendent here in Burlington? After three superintendents content with monument building, our new guy should welcome a snapshot like this.


The report on the Burlington School District has been published.

Here you go.


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07 October

Braley Joined Progressive Far Left On Israel Letter In 2010

'Rising Progressive Star' Braley Action Supported Hamas Use of Civilian Assets to Further Terrorism

"Iowa Democratic Rep. Bruce Braley, now running for Senate against GOP state senator Joni Ernst, joined some of the most liberal members of the House Democratic caucus in 2010 on a letter urging President Obama to work to force Israel to lift the Gaza blockade, according to a copy of the letter obtained by Breitbart News.

The letter underscores Braley's relatively left-wing views on foreign policy just as he is coming under attack from GOP rivals on his votes to defund the Iraq War and other matters.

“The unabated suffering of Gazan civilians highlights the urgency of reaching a resolution into the Israel-Palestinian conflict, and we ask you to press for immediate relief for the citizens of Gaza as an urgent component of your Middle East peace efforts....The humanitarian consequences of a continued near blockade would be disastrous,” the Jan. 21, 2010 letter, signed by 54 House Democrats, says."

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06 October


Ft Madison Worst Iowa City for Wasting Taxpayer's Money

Greetings Fort Madison Mayor Brad Randolph, City Council Members Chris Greenwald, Brian Wright, Jason Huppert, Mark Lair, Rusty Andrews:

Is there anyone in Fort Madison, Iowa city government who thinks they or their organization are performing perfectly—with zero waste? Please tell us about how you did it!! On the other hand, have any of you ever been asked for copies of your waste reduction plans?

If you feel like you’re City Hall waste is being picked on after reading this post, please visit these websites and their unrefuted numbers: http://www.iowalive.net/burlingtoncityhall.htm






The exciting journey to substantial Fort Madison City Hall performance improvement begins with a single step in the right direction. Awareness of the waste!!

Please consider the contents of this post as a $115,000 gift and as an inspiration to take that first, AWARENESS step. Iowalive net workers empathize with honest City Hall employees who know what is going on, and can do nothing about it, for fear of losing their jobs. This is typical of other City Halls in the state, some of which have been evaluated and reported on website: http://www.iowalive.net/

The numbers in the following tables show the level of waste awareness Iowalive net workers are talking about.

The contents of this post, performed at a citizen’s request, might give Fort Madison taxpayers more waste awareness than they can stand—and likely many Iowa taxpayers and legislators as well.

The post on website http://www.iowalive.net/burlingtoncityhall.htm reported Burlington, Iowa to be the worst city government Iowalive net workers had evaluated—which it was at that time. Not so any longer. Burlington has been badly beaten by Fort Madison City Hall—aided by truck loads of state money blindly thrown at the State Penitentiary located there.


Anyone claiming to have better numbers is asked to provide them.

Have Governor Branstad, Legislators or Newspaper Editors Asked Penitentiary Officials to See Their Waste Reduction Plans?


It is noteworthy the Fort Madison Daily Democrat newspaper operates at 55% efficiency and has an average year-to-date 9-20-14 Integrity Index Score of 360! See website http://www.iowalive.net/daily%20newspaper%20ranking.htm for comparison with other newspapers—in 2010.

Now that you are aware of Fort Madison City Hall problems, you will find the contents of website: http://www.iowalive.net/deriveopeff.htm most interesting and useful.

Implement them effectively and you will reduce Fort Madison’s City Hall 3 year waste from $25,860,353 to less than $20,000,000, in no more than 3 years. You will make good progress at more closely matching city pay to performance and results. And you will reduce city taxes by at least 2%--while improving city services by at least 4%!!

Finally, you will welcome the following questions, to be asked by the Daily Democrat—which is obligated to ask and report your responses to them:

1. Where are your plans to improve city government operating efficiency and integrity?—such as by spending less and getting improved results.

2. Who is in charge of preparing and implementing those plans?

3. How will you know if the plans are working?

4. What is your recovery plan for taxpayers if they fail?

5. What are the consequences for having no such plans?

Is this Heaven? NO!! It’s Fort Madison, Iowa, benefiting from AWARENESS!!

Stay tuned for a similar performance evaluation of the Fort Madison school district—which wants its duped residents to believe it is the best school district in the state!!

Website http://www.iowalive.net/4threadingrank2013.htm shows Fort Madison 4th reading ranked 219th in the State.

Website http://www.iowalive.net/8thmathranking12-13.htm shows Fort Madison 8th math ranked 241st in the state

Website http://www.iowalive.net/11thmathrank2013.htm shows Fort Madison 11th math ranked 251st in the State

Website http://www.iowalive.net/ranking8.htm shows Fort Madison ranked 333rd of 368 school districts in STATE RANKING OF IOWA SCHOOLS’ HONESTY & INTEGRITY



A growing network of volunteer citizens and professionals for improving Iowa.

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Obama is No Comparison


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05 October

CDC Rush to Newark Airport in Hazmat Suits to Remove Vomiting Liberian Passenger

White House: No Travel Ban from Africa Needed

"On Saturday at Newark Airport, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials rushed to meet with a United Airlines flight from Brussels and removed a passenger, believed to be from Liberia, suspected of having Ebola.

The CDC crew responded to flight 998 in full hazmat gear and took the man and his daughter to University Hospital in Newark for further evaluation. According to a senior federal official, the passenger was manifesting "flu-like symptoms." The passenger was reportedly vomiting in the plane but did not exhibit other Ebola-like symptoms.

"He's now being treated with protocols as if he has it, but no clear indication at this point that he does," the official said."

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