Tom Miller has grown lazy and complacent over his three decades in office. Brenna Findley has come out of nowhere and worked hard to challenge Miller. Miller's true values are showing under the strain.
Tom Miller has not done his job around here in a long time. Tom Miller has shown how low he will go to keep getting paid for not doing his job around here. Take Tom Miller off the payroll.
Break a thirty year bad habit. Change your ways for the better. Vote for Brenna Findley.
I vividly remember Miller holding a campaign rally on the steps of the courthouse. Also a flagrant violation of state campaign laws. Only the local handful of elected Democrats were right there with Miller including Jeff Heland and Hoschek. All except one, Ed Blow. Blow must have believed that breaking the law was worse than participating in a crime with the Attorney General of Iowa.
Oh, there's proof. The Ad Vertiser was there. Delaney is screaming one day over closed meetings and fire bombed records but would they report a crime in progress?
Hell no! And they endorsed Miller for another term crime spree.
Heland Slobbers on KCPS Auction Friday - Tax Actions Speak Louder Than Words of Explanation
If Bye Dave thinks Loebsack is pitiful, he/she should have heard Jeff Heland slobbering all over the KCPS auction on Friday. It was disgusting. It reminded me of Hoschek chasing Prugh's hearse down the road to Hass's. I think Fred should have cut the phone lines and taken bids by US Mail.
What is is about Heland thinking we want to hear his voice?
Doesn't he realize his tax actions speak louder than words of explanation?
After a full day of ad watching and listening to Loebsack ads on Friday I was surprised how pitiful Loebsack has become in the last few days. KBUR and Clear Station sounded like Pravda. Non-stop Loebsack ads at increased volumes screaming how a pitiful professor clings to hope, even in Southeast Iowa.
Fired Loebsack scribe Nick Bergin, now an Ad Vertiser writer, couldn't evoke any sympathy with his Vote for Loebsack editorial either.
That deer in the headlight is about to see the light.
If you are wondering what to look for when it comes to election fraud, there is information on the web. Check a video for poll watchers. Back before Des Moines County became a single party people's republic, two major parties had poll watchers here.
If you see something suspicious, take no action yourself. Election fraud is a possible federal offense.
If you do not trust local authorities, contact the US Attorney for the Southern District of Iowa in Davenport at (563) 449-5432. Get as much information as possible without interfering with the voting. Do not become a criminal yourself in the process. Relay what only you know to be true to the authorities.
Every vote illegally cast is theft from an honest voter.
Looking for stacks of absentee ballots with the same handwriting would be a start.
"Last night, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, the primary fundraising vehicle for Speaker Pelosi, filed an independent expenditure report with the Federal Election Commission listing another $270,353 in television advertising with six days to go. Combined with $308,266.94 already filed on October 15 and 19, this brings the overall total to just short of $600,000 spent by Pelosi’s campaign arm against Miller-Meeks. All of it has been negative advertising."
Madame of the House Nanny Pelosi has lead her little charges into danger. The Nutty Professor voted as instructed 98% of the time, despite the desires of the folks back in his district. Failure to serve those who elected him has little Davey on the verge being unelected.
The massive assistance from his Madame is simply more evidence the Nutty Professor is out of touch with us. Little Davey has and will continue to represent the wishes of Nanny Pelosi and other tax and spend terrors.
Do not be fooled by the steam shovels full of campaign ad sugar Nanny Pelosi is feeding us. The bitter medicine of their immaturity will not go down easy on your tax filings after this election.
A vote for the Nutty Professor is a vote for Nanny Pelosi. Vote to send the Nutty Professor back home for positive supervision.
State Senator Courtney's state of mind he has clearly stated. When Senator Courtney and his comrades became the majority in 2006, Senator Courtney declared he would get even with business. Business is taking note.
Inequality is Senator Courtney's demagogue definition of equal and fair. Denounce and tax a minority hoping the majority stay ignorant. As the unemployed minority grow in number, hope they blame whoever signs a pay check rather than the politicians punishing those who provide paychecks.
One House of the Iowa Legislature and one State Senator do not a majority make. It takes more who share Senator Courtney's vision to make it so. Bad as it is, a brave few in the Iowa House prevented it from being worse.
These House members rejected key provisions of their party's pogrom against people who sign paychecks. Not among them, our Representative Cohoon.
It's a shame Senator Courtney is not facing voters this year. Representative Cohoon is. Representative Cohoon needs replaced on Tuesday next.
The election comes down to some real simple facts.
Heland squandered an $11 million dollar surplus. He raised taxes 23% in 2 years. He supports a free county employee insurance bucket.
Loebsack is arrogant and know-it-all. He knows he supported Pelosi and an agenda that his constituents don't believe in. He hides from the public and chants the Democratic mantra over a glass of Kool-Aid. He is so scared he is now screaming lies about his opponent on TV. Look in his eyes. See fear of voter reprisal. It's either that or the look of Forrest Gump. He reminds me of the neighbor's dog that always knew he was going to get beaten for visiting.
However you slice it, we can't afford either one of them. That's the irony. Neither understand the problem.
Congress failed to act on tax cuts, or even setting a budget before coming home to campaign. That way, they can say anything, anything, as they try to save themselves. What about our Nutty Professor?
Voting with his Madame of the House 98% of the time, Dave has done his part to run up $5 trillion in debt and voted to spend more during his two terms. Somebody will end up getting stuck with the bill.
The Nutty Professor runs around claiming he will support retaining cuts only for the "middle class." Class envy and hatred will not change the facts, nor should it re-elect Loebsack.
When asked why he robbed banks, Willie the Actor Sutton responded, ".. that's where the money is." The same with taxation. The middle is where the most money is. Desperate to avoid defeat Dave knows that, but will never admit it.
Lame Duck Dave, or two more years to spend and tax more, the Nutty Professor's record is one of picking your pocket. Let the buyer beware on election day.
We could use a new woman in Congress, not the Nutty Professor.
Your piece on Heland and free speech gave cause to Google. It looks like in the early days, there was speedy and effective recourse to the Ad Vertiser's bias. Mr. Rorer's actions were ruled self defense.
Thanks for doing all you can about the problem short of powder, ball and cap.
"SPRINGFIELD – Illinois may not be finished investigating those late military ballots."
Members of the House Elections Committee say they're considering formal hearings into how and why 36 counties missed the deadline to send ballots to deployed servicemen and other overseas voters."
There were problems with the first mass voting by the military using absentee ballots in 1864. There are problems in 2010. Almost 150 years later, one would think there has been time and experience aplenty to get a better handle on the process.
If this problem remains by design for partisan advantage, it is unconscionable. Any who would deliberately vote those ineligible instead desecrate the graves of those who sacrificed so much to ensure the fair and free choice of all citizens of our republic.
"Investigators interviewed some of the 92 people for whom absentee ballots were requested and said they were told a variety of stories. One resident said she received an absentee ballot in the mail even though she hadn’t requested one. A few days later, she said one of Henry’s campaign workers showed up at her house and asked if she had received her ballot and had filled it out. The resident said she got the ballot while the campaign worker waited. Then she filled it out, sealed and signed the ballot and turned it over to the campaign worker."
How is Senator Courtney's local absentee ballot drive going?
If you have experienced something similar, have you complained? Where should one file a complaint? Would our County Attorney do anything? Would Iowa's Attorney General investigate?
This is the kind of story investigative journalists used to savor. Calling the Ad Vertiser would be a waste of time. Did the Ad Vertiser ever investigate many voted absentee at Senator Courtney's party headquarters and how much each vote cost county taxpayers?
This close to the election, the best thing for those sick of waste and deception to do is get out and vote. Vote those who facilitate it out of office.
The Ad Vertiser isn't going to do anything other than what they do - suck their teeth into the population to make a buck sapping the advertisers' money out of their pockets.
Maybe the Feds would watch Des Moines and Lee County. I'll bet Anne Pederson and Carol Copeland would burn holes through bricks getting out of the court house on election night.
On Wednesday multiple unions found themselves looking at 87% of their membership totally unhappy with the excessive spending of union PAC money and reacted by flooding the union headquarters with emails expressing this disgust.
I look back at the years my friends that have worked in union jobs their entire lives and how they believed what their union leaders were doing was right. I reflect in my tenure in several union jobs and how those leaders have changed in the way they conduct business. What I see missing in explanation is how the rank and file members lost control and have allowed their local and national leaders to misspend their union dues and play big shot with our money. Most all of these union leaders are nothing but criminals and thugs.
Some say the only people that wind up in union leadership are those that are worthless at the job they do. Since they can’t be fired they are swept off the job to make room for the rest of us that can do our job.
Then, because of this incompetence and newfound cush job, these new “leaders” then use their position to further their own agenda of hatred, fueling their feeling of omnipotence brought about by their sheer overall incompetence in job performance. As this festers, their heads get bigger and the exaggerated unreasonableness of their actions becomes more extreme.
Do you know anyone that ever said Jeff Heland did good work as a railroad shop employee or anyone that is pleased with his representation as their insurance man or financial advisor?
Do you know anyone that ever said Tom Courtney could build a mean backhoe? Do you hear anyone say how well he represented the union members at Case?
Have you heard Mike Edwards could build a backhoe that would run far enough to get out of the building into the parking lot? Or how far he can get his golf cart to run between charges?
The answer to all of these questions is real simple. No. That’s how little respect people have for them.
Look at Heland. He gets challenged as a tax-and-spend Democrat and then screams, “Hate speech.” Heland then performs a two-year, 23% tax boost after losing an $11 million budget surplus without explanation.
Courtney pays no attention to his state budget oversight responsibility until the money buggy hits the wall and runs from every challenge like a little girl with wind blowing up his skirt. But he will meet in secret and connive a plan to get even.
Edwards goes drunk to a bar with a loaded gun in his boot to intimidate temp workers during the Case strike. Then promises the best example ever for the use of eminent domain.
They are people with no ideas, no values, no morality other than win-at-all-costs and no demonstrable skill set other than BS’ing union members into voting for them with big promises of a gravy train.
As a result, these little people support the blood sucking scumbags that lead our unions into growing yet bigger heads with larger, empty voids while they spend our money to further an agenda that makes up for this “short” fall of basic skills and abilities.
Unions spent hundreds of millions of dollars in this election cycle. Most of the candidates this money was squandered on are not going to win.
What are we going to get in return for our money? Screwed is the only word I know to even begin to describe the experience.
It’s time to take back our unions from the criminals and thugs.
"Marchionne cited poor labor efficiency but also blamed a system that he said had lost competitiveness over the years. He said Italy had been lagging behind in the past decade."
Your article on Fiat and Italy brought another lagging area to mind; Burlington.
Burlington has been run for almost five decades by those who fail to realize their rice bowl will go empty if they do not keep pace with the rest of the world. Electing drunk picket line enforcers and a State Senator who vows to get even with business is no way to retain employers, let alone attract new ones.
Supervisor Heland blew an $11 million surplus and raised taxes 17%. Is that anyway to run a lemonade stand? Besides you and me, businesses are taxed. Other than Des Moines County bargaining unit employees, who gained from it all?
"America is at a crossroads. November 2nd will determine which road we will take. Will we start on the path to restoring honor, common sense and trust to America- or will we continue down a road where anything goes- and the ends justify the means? Your first priority should not be to vote for the (R) or (D), but for the candidate with honor and integrity."
Cyrus found that out the hard way. Heland will make us all safe by outlawing free speech as “hate speech.” Heland hates the thought of people knowing more about his record. What about his friends? Now days, you probably would be convicted for shooting an Ad Vertiser reporter.
Sam Laughinghouse of New Bern said he pushed the button to vote Republican in all races, but the voting machine screen displayed a ballot with all Democrats checked. He cleared the screen and tried again with the same result, he said. Then he asked for and received help from election staff.
“They pushed it twice and the same thing happened,” Laughinghouse said. “That was four times in a row. The fifth time they pushed it and the Republicans came up and I voted."
Fiat has been in tense negotiations with unions over its plan to shut down a factory in Sicily next year. The company has also said it wanted to move back production of one of its models from Poland to Italy, but in exchange for labor concessions that one union rejected.
Fiat, which controls U.S.-based Chrysler LLC, has recently raised its 2010 forecasts, and Marchionne said that trading profit would be at least €2 billion. But of that profit, he said, "not one euro ... comes from Italy."
"We still have a loss," Marchionne said on a RAI state TV show Sunday night. "If we were to eliminate that Italian side from our results, Fiat would do more."
"One cannot forever manage operations that are at a loss," Marchionne said. "The majority of our competitors would have found the way out."
Marchionne cited poor labor efficiency but also blamed a system that he said had lost competitiveness over the years. He said Italy had been lagging behind in the past decade.
However, he also said one of his goals is to raise a worker's average salary -- about €1,200 ($1,600) monthly -- and bring it closer to that of European counterparts."
Our Credit Card $5 Trillion and Counting Congressman
"When Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) gave her inaugural address as speaker of the House in 2007, she vowed there would be “no new deficit spending.” Since that day, the national debt has increased by $5 trillion, according to the U.S. Treasury Department."
Our Nutty Professor took his seat in Congress when Nanny Pelosi became Madam of the House. The Nutty Professor has done as his Nanny tells him.
98% of the time, The Nutty Professor and the Nanny of the House have voted the same. Look at all our children will be paying off as a result. Wall Street made out all right. Their bad paper was bailed out.
How long until the natives start learning from Senator Courtney's new friends?
There is no reason to work for a future. There is no future. How long until you get a letter like this:
I grew up here and have tried to make my way here. Why bother?
The good job I had left. I worked two crap jobs full time and had less to show for it. My taxes kept going up. My street became and remains a pot holed, busted up mess.
My old neighbors finally gave up and left. They moved far away for better jobs. Their old houses now hold renters recently arrived from Chicago.
I figured out how to stay. My new neighbors taught me the errors of my way. Work is for fools.
I quit my jobs. My house needs painted and a new roof. It will not be done, nor anything else in the way of maintenance.
I sold my house to a slum lord and lost the money at the casino. Rent and utility subsidies keep me in my old house.
I now spend my time partying all night and sleeping all day. It beats what I used to do.
Welfare makes it happen. I am better off on welfare than working. So are my new neighbors. If I need extra money, I can always deal drugs. There is no income tax on drug dealing.
Voting is all I do to maintain my new life style. I must vote for every Democrat on the ballot at least once. Voting twice, if nobody is watching, is even better. The Democrats will keep taking money from the fools who still work and give to me.
Senator Courtney is right. You should not look down on all these welfare people moving into Burlington from Chicago and East St. Louis. I learned a lot from them, including to vote for Senator Courtney and all his friends.
Vote for Dems and let the good times roll.
If this is your idea of a future, vote as advised Nov. 2nd.
Diana Tejada, Reid’s Hispanic Press Secretary, admitted to receiving payment for “some of her expenses” in exchange for fraudulently marrying Bassam Mahmoud Tarhini in 2003, strictly so he could obtain permanent U.S. residency, according to court documents.
Tarhini, now 37, was held in jail and at an immigration detention center in connection with his 2009 indictment on felony charges, documents show. He pleaded guilty to entering a fraudulent marriage to evade immigration laws — a Class D felony — in November 2009, and he was deported in March 2010.
Tejada, now 28, was never charged for her role in the crime."
Debt Has Increased $5 Trillion Since Speaker Pelosi Vowed, ‘No New Deficit Spending’
"When Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) gave her inaugural address as speaker of the House in 2007, she vowed there would be “no new deficit spending.” Since that day, the national debt has increased by $5 trillion, according to the U.S. Treasury Department...
The $4.997-trillion increase in the national debt since she took the gavel is more debt than the federal government amassed from the speakership of Rep. Frederick Muhlenberg of Pennsylvania, who became the first speaker of the House on April 1, 1789, to the start of the speakership of Rep. Newt Gingrich of Georgia, the 58th speaker, who took up the gavel on Jan. 4, 1995."
It’s easy to understand why the post office is in such dire times when they want to close the best one in our area and continue with the worst service organization I’ve ever dealt with in post offices, the long line standing Burlington Post Office.
Overall top management of the postal service is incapable of running a lemon aide stand at a profit. Now the post office management in Washington is trying to overturn their denial of a postal increase because as usual the post office can’t manage to run in the black a feat they’ve proven time and time again.
No one in Washington is capable of running a business and besides most government management are those that have no experience or knowledge of running a business for profit. Government workers are extremely over paid, over benefitted and unable to make it in the private sector otherwise they wouldn’t be government employees. Government is a high paid form of welfare where there’s no purpose in excelling or doing anything well because there’s no motivation since the raises and bonus money come yearly regardless of responsibility or competence.
I will say the West Burlington Post Office was run efficiently and quickly all the time while the Burlington Post Office was a nightmare of standing in line most of the time waiting for service because there was never enough windows open. I stopped going to the BPO years ago once I found out how well run the West Burlington unit was operated.
It’s just too bad that the management of the West Burlington Post Office wasn’t put in charge of the BPO, the second paragraph explains it somewhat. In the post office branches, like the head office the ignorance of running a business appears to run downhill with a few exceptions such as the WBPO.
The Morrison Ghetto home over on Dodge has ruined the quality of life for all people living in the vicinity of Summer, Louisa, Perkins and Dodge because of the constant noise generated from the homes residents as they traverse along each of those streets to arrive at 1626 or 1628 Dodge. That rotten noise called rap is obnoxious and nerve shattering at all hours of the day and night. The residents of the Ghetto have no concern for the people that have no interest in their noise as they drive through the neighborhood. Why don’t they go over to 7th Street and ruin their quality of life over there.
They should also be taught that when they finish a drink and/or snack that the container or package goes in the trash and not in the street as is done in Chicago or wherever they came from.
Why do these slum lords have no concern for the neighborhoods they destroy in order line their pockets with excessive rents? It’s obvious they have no shame and the city could care less because city management created this surrogate town that has become the sister city to East St. Louis.
By becoming the surrogate for Columbus Junction our city do-gooders have created a welfare city run over by drug dealers, misfits, low life’s and every other form of gutter trash while creating no jobs of any value at all which forces out those that work and pay taxes to be replaced by those listed above. Then the worthless city management and county raise the taxes to rob the working few of more of their money to continue the raises and bonus money for the government employee crowd.
I have to say Muscatine was far smarter and wiser than Burlington because they knew what being the surrogate for Columbus Junction would bring and they bowed out of any deal with Tyson. This just goes to show just how ignorant and uncaring our local governments actually are, it’s all about their pockets.
REMEMBER ON NOVEMBER 2ND WE WILL HAVE OUR FIRST CHANCE TO VOTE THE WORTHLESS CROWD OUT AND REPLACE THEM WITH PEOPLE WHO WILL CREATE CHANGE FOR THE BETTER. DEMOCRATS HAVE MESSED UP THIS TOWN ENOUGH OVER THE PAST 20 YEARS WITH ONE DIASTER AFTER ANOTHER.
It is election season. Supervisor Heland must have the KCPS phone number on speed dial. A week ago, Heland was on air promoting last Saturday's Des Moines County Land Fill tours.
Bring your shovel?
Heland mentioned no treasure hunt in conjunction with the grand tour de dump. What did Heland do with that $11 million dollar surplus that disappeared?
That question has only one correct answer. Dump Heland.
Heland is like Hoschek. Heland believes everyone loves him and wants to hear his huffing and wheezing on a stale, powdered donut.
Me, I'm so sick of his grandiose, narcissistic flagellation, I turned the radio off until November 4th. The crying will be over by then and the need to explain himself will be less important than covering his latest check to the casino.
Supervisor Heland's headlong rush for a joint law enforcement center deserves due deliberation and consideration. What entity of government will fund how much of what? How do you account from where funds come and where they are spent?
Accounting and accountability are anathema to ex City Councilman and hopefully soon to be ex County Supervisor Heland. Hawk something grand and half thought out in hopes it will distract voters from priorities you have in the past chosen to neglect.
As Johnson County is finding out, look hard before you leap.
Supervisor Heland's leaps of faith to slap a facade on his past lapses have squandered an $11 million budget surplus and levied 17% annual tax increases. Does Des Moines County need a debt funded county law enforcement center to bail out Burlington's history of Helandesque leadership?
There maybe a future for a joint law enforcement center. Burlington will need a new police station. Location and sufficient property for one should be considered when Burlington builds.
One thing is certain; Heland lacks the leadership skills to be involved in such a long-term project. Helands lack of foresight should make him a short term County Supervisor.
Vote to arrest Heland's incompetence November 2nd.
What the Nutty Professor proclaims at party cell meetings is not what his campaign ads are saying. The real Professor Loebsack is for fellow traveler consumption only. Constituents are feed up with the Nutty Professor's socialist schemes and higher taxes.
The Nutty Professor's West Burlington town hall meeting last year was like others around the largely forgotten areas of the 2nd district. Obama care was not the majority's idea of health care reform. The folks back home sent the professor flying with his mortar board tassel and tail between his legs.
On the advice of Madame Nanny Pelosi, the Nutty Professor has since avoided town hall meetings. Carefully staged stooge shows for local media have been the rule. A photo of the Nutty Professor presenting goodies from D. C. appears in the local county seat daily/weekly.
With his district offices only in Cedar Rapids and Iowa City, the Nutty Professor advertises his contempt for the rest of the 2nd District. If your town does not have at least two four year colleges, or a University granting Ph. D.s, is it a threat to Dave's definition of "our democracy?"
Education and knowledge are powerful tools. They may accomplish great things when wisely applied. Those given these tools who develop arrogance from power lack wisdom. They are fools not to be suffered lightly.
If your idea of democracy is not an arrogant, liberal party elite forcing the masses into mutual misery via collectivism, send the Nutty Professor back to his ivory tower. Vote to make the Nutty Professor collect his books and head on back to school.
Almost sixty years ago, what was good for General Motors was good for America. GM is still an indicator of where America stands. From tail fins to a tail spin, my how the mighty have fallen.
There were warnings along the way. General Motors graced junk yards in record time with the Chevy Vega. Forty years later and with your tax dollars assistance, behold Government Motors green Volt. This is just the tip of the tragedy.
Besides giving GM a free ride, we have bailed out Chrysler and all of Wall Street as well. If you are not depressed with all that and the Volt, just wait for the shock therapy of government health care. If you are still not depressed, wait until cap and trade makes your job go away. We are saving the planet.
Chairman of making us bored Obama was not authorized to pour trillions into the tank for this one way ride to the poor house. Madame Pelosi's House of Horrors alone may make the meter spin. All spending bills must originate and be approved by "our" House of Representatives in Washington.
The fare for this perverse excursion is not due from you until after this year's elections. After that, you will be taxed broke flatter than road kill. Voting along with his Madame for this little spin, our congressman.
Typical of political commissars, how many of Washington's elite now controlling Government Motors will be seen chauffeured past the Lincoln Memorial in a Volt? Let there be Ladas, er... Volts, for the masses.
Volts from Government Motors alone is reason enough to vote out Professor Loebsack. If you still like Loebsack, you may as well squeeze into the back seat of a Volt with County Commissar Heland.
Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, Democrat, blinked into her crystal ball and predicted the Republicans will pick-up only 15 House seats in November. A skeptical Charlie Rose reminded her of what “they” say. But Speaker Pelosi doesn’t seem to know, or appreciate, who “they” are, in this case.
CHARLIE ROSE: Why do you believe that when the numbers look — I mean, 95 House races are in play, they say.
"We are living in extraordinary times. Just a few years ago, would you believe that any of this would be possible in America? From George Soros' $1 Million dollar bounty on Glenn and Fox News to Juan Williams being fired from NPR for just speaking his mind, freedom of speech is under attack at every turn. Well, this is still America and right now you still have a choice..so which America do you want to live in- Bedford Falls or Pottersville?"
I see our county auditor did all she could do to further the Democrats' position on the sample ballot printed in the paper Wednesday. Every Democrat was listed first whether their name alphabetically would be listed first or not. Now I know Copeland will argue that ballots are equally printed with all candidates names shown first for each office. But how do we know she actually does that? What safeguards are taken to see that the voting machines and ballots are not rigged to favor the candidates?
I guess if she can't get her massage one way the taxpayers get theirs and the bill one way or the other.
What do you expect? Not everyone in the massage parlor is interested in being handled fairly.
Des Moines County Supervisor Cahill opted out of charging taxpayers for his health insurance because he has another coverage option. Supervisor candidate Broeker says he will do the same.
What abut running to save his position County Supervisor Heland? Does New York Life offer health coverage for its agents? Would financial adviser Heland be required to help cover health coverage out his pocket rather than ours?
An $11 million dollar County budget surplus disappeared with Heland's help. 17% annual premium increases have been imposed on Des County taxpayers by Supervisor Heland. Can voters afford to continue being bent over and serviced by Heland's financial acumen?
If you seek advise on personal financial services, would you call Heland? There are others in the yellow pages whose names you may check mark.
Like a good neighbor, mark your ballot like you would your phone book. Check mark the non Heland option.
Sources tell us that Cahill, even though he opted out of the county insurance, is receiving the cash equivalent that he invests in his own retirement investment portfolio.
While not illegal nor improper, it sure as hell is disingenuous when the Ad Vertiser writes their fluff to the contrary.
"I don't need it. So I don't think the county should have to pick up the insurance premium for someone who doesn't need it," Broeker said during a recent interview..........
"You can't just opt out of the plan. Insurance is founded on everybody being covered. That is why you can't let people opt out," Heland said.
We already knew Supervisor Heland hates Freedom of Speech. Heland defines free speech as, "Hate speech." Has freedom of choice to save taxpayers money become hate choice?
Workers in the private sector are paying ever more of their increasing health care coverage costs. Why should Des Moines County's employees be any different? As long as Heland is Supervisor, simply slap on another 17% tax hike every year.
Heland could care less about private sector workers. Private sector workers earn far less for similar work than public employees. Private sector workers can pay more for their health care and give county workers a free ride.
Much as Heland hates it, voters still have freedom of choice. With good cause, Supervisor Heland is worried. Senator Courtney is raising zombie voters to save Jeff. Make Heland's worst nightmare come true.
Make Heland depend on a real private sector job with no union to protect his sloth. Opt out of Heland's continuing ignorance and incompetence ruining Des Moines County. Vote Heland out.
What else can Largemouth Ass say but save the whales? He needs every union vote he can find.
And while we're opting out of things, I wonder how many of his financial services clients endorse his hot check routine performed at the regional casinos?
Ottumwa's City Attorney knows how to read. What about West Burlington's Mayor for life, Hans the Terrible? Will our Congressman work to void the Bill of Rights and make moot the issue?
Defenders of the 2nd Amendment will take note of Ottumwa's action. Firearms rights organizations may well have West Burlington in their sights. Taxpayers there better be prepared to empty their wallets for a losing gun fight.
The Bank of England is not bottomless. Progress continues to correct excessive debt. Speculation is being replaced with specifics.
Britain is cutting 500,000 public sector jobs. The retirement age is being raised to 66. A whole host of socialist goodies are being axed, etc. etc. Is it necessary?
If Her Majesty's ministers had called the Des Moines County Court House and asked for Jeff, they could have avoided making tough decisions. Supervisor Heland would have been glad to share his solution. Raising taxes 17% a year every hear makes all your spending problems go away.
Fox News played six video clips from different Obama speeches bragging that his $787 billion stimulus bill would create millions of "shovel-ready jobs." Now, Obama admits that those things he talked about never existed.
He played his Democratic majority in Congress for suckers. He conned them into voting yes for the stimulus bill, while Republicans stood their ground and unanimously voted no.
Columnist Mark Shields commented, "How would you like to be a Democratic member of the House fighting for your life right now, getting hit over the head for having voted for the stimulus bill, and have the president say in the New York Times Sunday magazine, 'There's no such thing as shovel-ready projects'?"
"All around the country, people are trying to replicate what we do in Chicago. They–we have a tradition of knockin’ on doors, of pulling people out–you know, people, they talk about “message” and “persuasion.” Here’s our message: “I don’t get off your doorstep until you get out to the polls and vote.” That’s our message! That’s our message!
...There’s nothing wrong with going door-to-door and urging people to vote. There is something wrong–and illegal–with “pulling” people out of their homes, or threatening that you won’t leave until they do what you tell them.
There are two reasons to be concerned about Schakowsky’s exhortation. One is that it may be part of a national strategy for desperate Democrats in this election cycle. Indeed, her husband, Washington insider and convicted felon Robert Creamer, gave the same advice (almost word-for-word) in a recent Huffington Post column."
"You can judge a man by his friends, and you can judge a man by his enemies. Well, the biggest, spookiest enemy of them all stepped out of the shadows this afternoon and offered up a $1 million dollar bounty to Media Matters to 'take down' Glenn and Fox News. Tonight's show is all about the 'Spooky Dude' himself, George Soros. You may remember Glenn's challenge to Soros from yesterday's program to come on the show for the full hour... I guess this was his response. Something big is coming on Soros within 10 days..stay tuned."
The happy paternalistic face some place on antebellum plantations, or Castro's Cuba, cannot hide some basics about controlling the subjugated. Slaves given free access to information and arms have nasty habit of making themselves free citizens.
Our Congressman has without fail voted for socialist programs that would divert ever more of our labor to the state in return for paternalistic bureaucracies. Those in the Big House back in D. C. alone know what is best for me and thee. Go quietly.
Free citizens of Iowa's 2nd District should send the Nutty Professor back to school as a student. Denying the Nutty Professor another term would teach a lesson on the fate of those who would trample our Constitutional rights.
The scandal at the Iowa Association of School Boards keeps raising questions. Unlike our local Ad Vertiser, the Des Moines Register is demanding the release of documents relating to the case. The School Board Association is fighting releasing the information.
"Assistant Attorney General Julie Pottorff wrote to Ron Parker, a staffer for senate Democrats, in July to say that she believed the new law "applies only prospectively" and wouldn't cover records created before July 1."
Unlike the with holding of public documents and information in Southeast Iowa, Iowa's Attorney General has not been able to render assistance to his friends by ignoring the issue. What a difference a real newspaper and media market competition makes.
Concerning $3.5 million secured through no-bid contracts approved by the Legislature, where did Senate Oversight Committee member Courtney and Representative Cohoon stand on this? Cohoon is up for re-election. Perhaps Cohoon needs asked at a public appearance.
If anybody gets an answer from either of our representatives, please tell Spike. Like Attorney General Miller, the Ad Vertiser may choose to ignore the issue.
"Before watching tonight's program, make sure you have some duct tape handy..you're going to want to wrap it around your head- because it just might explode..and there is also a possibility that blood could just start shooting out of your eyes, so Glenn has generously prepared some nice cookies and juice for
you. Tonight: Exposing the democrats' double standards and Nancy Pelosi's lies. Plus, is this even America anymore? The Rent is Too Damn High Party? Elliot Spitzer's madam? New York, is this the best you can do?!
Dennis Cohoon has disappointed in the Iowa Legislature. Such potential wasted is sad.
Representative Cohoon is not an ignorant buffoon like Supervisor Heland. Representative Cohoon is not a devious, sleazy schemer of low average abilities like Senator Courtney. When Cohoon speaks, it is obvious his mind has been trained how to think.
The problem is Cohoon has not been using his ability to reason when he votes in the Legislature. Representative Cohoon's record shows he consistently votes as he is told by party bosses. What is best for his constituents apparently is not considered by Representative Cohoon.
Representative Cohoon maybe undeserving of the malice justly heaped on Supervisor Heland and Senator Courtney. Representative Cohoon is not ignorant, nor is he of bad character. Representative Cohoon's problem is not standing up to those so flawed.
For his inability to act accordingly and represent his constituents in the presence of dubious company, Representative Cohoon should be sent home.
"Research supplied by FairTax.org shows that Democrats in 16 districts have run at least 31 ads blasting Republicans for supporting the tax. But many of these ads neglect to mention the levy is essentially a national sales tax that would replace the current federal tax system."
Madame Pelosi's friends love our current national system of taxation. It is so easy to grant deductions to their supporters. It fits their control freak world view.
Our current system of taxation has become command and control economics by tax policy. Call it "progressive taxation." Play up class envy and tell people they are not paying income tax. Pray the masses do not realize these taxes are hidden in the price of everything they purchase.
At least the old Soviet Union was more honest. The Party issued economic orders from Moscow that spelled out clearly what they demanded, or else. The results by any name end up the same; failure.
The Nutty Professor is one of Nanny Pelosi's friends in trouble. These deceptive ads have been running here in an effort to save the Madame's faithful servant Dave. Let the voters beware.
If their past is any guide to their future plans, Madame Pelosi and the Nutty Professor would keep the current system and add a consumption tax on top of it. Tax, tax, tax is all they know in an effort to spend, spend, spend.
I hope the California voters are smarter than they have been in the past, with Jerry Brown as a living proof of a political misfit running for governor after having been one of the reasons California is broke and falling apart at the seams in the first place.
The likes of Jerry Brown, Pelosi, Feinstein and Boxer are all classic examples of political misfits and losers destroying our country from within and their all from California.
Liberalism has done everything possible to destroy California and with California down on its knees their still trying to finish it off, wake up California and vote the losers out.
Iowa is in the hole. Millions and millions for projects from debt with collateral being the State of Iowa's gambling skim for a little over 20 years. Gambling was legalized decades ago to fund education, not debt to buy votes.
Governor Culver did not pervert public finances in Iowa alone. Our legislators vote for it.
Senator Courtney has been vocal in his support of spend, borrow and tax. Representative Cohoon has been less vocal. Both are guilty of voting to make it so.
Come to think of it, what has Cohoon done for us, rather than to us?
Senator Courtney is not on the ballot this year. Representative Cohoon is. For the first time in a long time, Cohoon has an opponent.
If you are sick of being held upside down to fund upside down priorities, send Representative Cohoon home.
Jerry Brown Pledges Special College Admission for Illegals; ‘One of First Bills I’ll Sign’
This idiot is indicative of how desperate and fearful Jerry Brown is of getting his ass absolutely kicked to hell and back in November. California is broke and this nitwit wants to send illegal aliens to college.
Hell, I do, too. as long as they attend in their own home country.
"It needs to be said. The rescue of the Chilean miners is a smashing victory for free-market capitalism...
If those miners had been trapped a half-mile down like this 25 years ago anywhere on earth, they would be dead. What happened over the past 25 years that meant the difference between life and death for those men?
The Center Rock drill, heretofore not featured on websites like Engadget or Gizmodo, is in fact a piece of tough technology developed by a small company in it for the money, for profit. That's why they innovated down-the-hole hammer drilling. If they make money, they can do more innovation.
This profit = innovation dynamic was everywhere at that Chilean mine. The high-strength cable winding around the big wheel atop that simple rig is from Germany. Japan supplied the super-flexible, fiber-optic communications cable that linked the miners to the world above.
A remarkable Sept. 30 story about all this by the Journal's Matt Moffett was a compendium of astonishing things that showed up in the Atacama Desert from the distant corners of capitalism.
Samsung of South Korea supplied a cellphone that has its own projector. Jeffrey Gabbay, the founder of Cupron Inc. in Richmond, Va., supplied socks made with copper fiber that consumed foot bacteria, and minimized odor and infection.
Chile's health minister, Jaime Manalich, said, "I never realized that kind of thing actually existed."
And so it goes. While Big Jeffy Heland is laying into his 5000 calorie breakfast before his 90 minute drive to Riverside to write a hot check for his gambling problem, the rest of the world spins by while the rest of us try to pay Largemouth and the rest of his ilk's tax bill.
The City of Burlington and Des Moines County without a doubt are the worst managed city and county in the tri-state area and all of Iowa.
Jeff Heland has caused so much hardship for the senior citizens of Des Moines County that he single handily destroyed their quality of life with his massive tax increases driven by his incompetence and lack of fiscal responsibility.
The city robs people through their failure to install water meters and limits garbage to one can per week unless you pay extra. People use water not rooms or bathrooms. If two people live in a house that has two bathrooms they will only use what two people use in gallons of water. Yet if 10 people live in a house with one bathroom they will pay less for water than the two person home with two bathrooms. Numbers don’t lie and a home with more people will naturally use more water than one with only two people regardless of the number of rooms and/or bathrooms.
As an example if a toilet uses five gallons of water per flush and there are two people living in the house with one toilet and each person uses the toilet five times per day that’s 50 gallons per day water use. Now if the house has ten residents and one bathroom they will use 250 gallons per day, yet both families pay the same water bill provided the number of rooms is the same, does that make sense? Water meters would solve this cheating of citizens by the city water department.
Then there’s the person that fills his pool and pays nothing for the water because it’s subsidized more or less by the over charged two people living in Burlington homes regardless of the number of bathrooms or rooms of any type. If two people have six bathrooms they will still only use 50 gallons of water for ten flushes per day. Where is the logic for fairness in the water billing in Burlington, that’s simple; there is none.
People use water not rooms; so why does the city steal money to support their privileged life styles off the backs of those on fixed incomes and others being robbed every three months by the water company.
The city and county should start outsourcing many of its functions because government unions are too expensive with most employees over paid and over benefitted. These people are not sacred cows and its time they were paid the equivalent of the private sector or the jobs should be outsourced the same as is done in the private sector. Government unions are destroying our country, states and cities. We can no longer afford to pay their grossly overstuffed pay checks.
Anything the government union’s do the private sector can do more efficiently and at less cost and it’s been proven over and over again. Look what the managers of the various departments here in Burlington earn even though they make constant mistakes and have proven themselves incompetent time and time again, yet they still get their raises and bonus money every year. There’s no such thing as responsibility or accountability by city or county management.
As an example the ballpark lights removed from the Manor vanished and now the city wants to purchase new lights for another ball park. The city provided no explanation of what happened to the lights they removed from the Manor, too many lies too many times by city management.
The counsel was questioned about the lights at numerous city council meetings and would not explain what happened to them. It was quite obvious to those at the meetings the city was lying about the lights and just didn’t want the public to know what happened to them. The sad part is they now want new lights for some other park when they already had them once when removed from the Manor which now results in higher taxes for the public to buy new ones.
It cost the taxpayer something over $50,000 to replace the school locks when Mr. Ell lost the keys held by the fire department. He hadn’t a clue what happened to them and he was the boss which is typical manager performance for Burlington departmental managers; no responsibility, no accountability, constant raises and bonus money robbed from the taxpayer; so city employees can continue their privileged life styles.
Heland went through $11 million without blinking an eye and then has the nerve to raise taxes astronomically putting all those on fixed incomes closer to poverty than they’ve ever been. Of course the county fails to maintain roads and repair damage caused by heavy rains this past summer. Some people have massive washouts caused by poor county engineering and the county claims they bear no responsibility for any of it.
No one in the county or city of Burlington bears responsibility for anything and that’s what happens with a one party system of socialism as practiced here in Des Moines County. There are no checks or balances and the taxpayer ends up on poverty row while the government employees live the life of Riley by over taxing the citizens.
VOTE THE LOSERS OUT THIS NOVEMBER IT’S OUR FIRST CHANCE TO BRING FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY BACK TO DES MOINES COUNTY AND BURLINGTON. THOSE ON FIXED INCOMES CANNOT SURVIVE THE CONSTANT TAX INCREASES BASED ON INCOMEPTENCE AND UNACCOUNTABILITY AS PRACTICED IN THS COUNTY BY DEMOCRATCS.
"Mr Maude said: “We know that for a long time there has been a huge hunger for change. People have been fed up with the old way of doing business, where the Ministers they voted for could often avoid taking responsibility for difficult and tough decisions by creating or hiding behind one of these quangos."
The British bonfire of the bureaucracies is progressing.
“There is probably no president in modern history that has spent as much time in Iowa as Barack Obama,” Caudill said. “Since he first campaigned for Chet Culver in 2006 in Iowa City, President Obama has come to know the governor, he has come to know the people of Iowa, and it is without reservation that the president offered his endorsement and the governor proudly accepted it.”
If you like Obama, you'll love Culver, Cohoon and Heland.
"Jim Marshall doesn't support Nancy Pelosi," says the narrator, citing a finding that Marshall voted with Republican leaders 65% of the time."
They may not have hair left to put flowers in, but we have old hippies into positions of power put.
Old hippies are running America into ruin. Some fellow party incumbents seeking re-election are distancing themselves from Madame of the House Pelosi. Not so the Nutty Professor, though he hates to be reminded of his endearing relationship.
Burlington is a long way from San Fransisco. You would not know it from how our man in Congress votes. 97% of the time, the Nutty Professor votes with the Madame of the House. No wonder his local friends are holding post mortem voter drives.
The "Summer of Love" ended over 40 years ago. It took a lot of penicillin to clean up the free love fall out. The festival of free health care, free you name it, tax and spend that has gone on in Congress over the last few years is worse.
The fiscal promiscuity the Nutty Professor has perpetrated would only make sense on LSD; "medical" marijuana is not strong enough. Cleaning up the Nutty Professor's mess will not be cheap. It will not be easy. It will take years. The sooner we start, the better.
Raid Madame Pelosi's House on November 2nd. Vote the Nutty Professor out.
The party of free health care, free preschools, etc. etc. is featuring free feeds to nourish there chances of victory. The great white fathers ruling in Washington and elsewhere are facing famine.
The late great Union of Soviet Socialist Republics is not the only example of catastrophe by commune. Indian reservations have been cited by many as examples of government subjugation and dependency fostering failure.
Unlike voting the deceased, the free lunch in South Dakota is of gray legality. A court challenge looms.
The dead are cheaper to feed for those committing fraud. The free lunch is never free for taxpayers.
If you are tired of picking up the check, leave a void on your ballot beside those sticking you with their bills of legislation.
Like a lot of down town Burlington, the Police Department's building is falling down. Supervisor Heland is touting a joint law enforcement facility for the all Des Moines County.
The Police Department's current location was to be strictly short term. Where was Burlington City Council member Heland when it came to planning and budgeting a new cop shop? Why should the entire county pay for Burlington's problem?
Heland's foresight extends to the next 17% annual tax increase. There is no need to set priorities. Extend a debt, increase taxes, problems solved Heland style.
Burlington voters got rid of their Heland problem. By special convention, the local Inner Party labor cabal made their perpetual public employee union pay raising pal Heland Des Moines County's problem. This has cost us dearly.
Last year, voters removed Heland from the Southeastern Community College Board. Heland is in trouble again. This has Heland and his tax and spend friend Senator Courtney scouring cemeteries for support.
Heland should be sent to the showers where can commiserate with Timmy Hoscheck, Burlington's resigned in disgrace Mayor and other single party Hall of Infamy stand outs.
On November 2nd, voters should call strike three on Jeff Heland.
The Nutty Professor’s concern about the deficit and oppressive taxation will go up in smoke on November 3rd. All his zig-zagging in Burlington's local wrapping paper should serve as a warning to the clear of mind.
Voters need to hand the Nutty Professor his walking papers November 2nd.
“I think it was planned,” Kearns said. “It happened so quickly. They didn’t stay at the (bargaining) table long enough. If they wanted people to be able to work, they would have let them work on the contract while they talked. The union said they’d work under the old contract. The company said, ‘No,’ and locked them out. It was not a good faith effort.”
Government's role should be neutral in such disputes. Kearns has publicly taken sides. Rep. Kearns pandering for union votes is counter productive.
Just like Senator Courtney's presence at the Burlington City Council's arguably illegal secret meeting where it was decided to sue the BNSF railroad, Kearns is sticking his nose where it does not belong.
Like Senator Courtney, voters should remove Rep. Kearns from office.
Dems unleash IRS, DOJ on donors to their political opponents
"Then there's the curious reference to the tax status of Koch Industries by White House chief economist Austan Goolsbee. In a late August conference call with reporters, Mr. Goolsbee cited the closely-held Koch as an example of "really giant firms" that pay no corporate income tax because they file under other tax rules. But how in the world would Mr. Goolsbee know Koch's tax status? Could his knowledge be related to the White House-liberal campaign against Koch for contributing to Americans for Prosperity, a group that is supporting free-market candidates for Congress this year?
In an August 9 speech, Mr. Obama personally trashed Americans for Prosperity, hinting that it was funded by "a big oil company." He had to mean Koch, which makes no secret of its support for Americans for Prosperity.
The White House didn't respond to queries about Mr. Goolsbee's remark for weeks until GOP Senators requested an investigation. The Treasury's inspector general for tax matters has since announced such a probe, and last week White House spokesman Robert Gibbs finally got around to explaining that Mr. Goolsbee's statement "was not in any way based on any review of tax filings" and that he won't use the example again.
We're glad to hear it, but pardon our skepticism given the ferocity of this White House-led campaign against businesses that donate to political campaigns. Faced with electoral repudiation as the public turns against their agenda, Democrats are unleashing government power to silence their political opponents. Instead of piling on, the press corps ought to blow the whistle on this attempt to stifle political speech. This is one more liberal abuse of power that voters should consider as they head to the polls."
"My great concern is, we now have a court that believes they have now become the authority on what marriage is," Gordon said. "That is offensive to the religious community. We are the authority on what will be considered marriage. And frankly, it is an offense to natural law."
Is it not required after the ceremony for the couple to sign a marriage license obtained from the State of Iowa? A wedding performed by a judge is legally recognized the same as one preformed by Rev. Gary K. Gordon.
Most in Iowa do not approve of homosexual marriage. The desire of Iowans on this issue was expressed by their elected representatives in the Legislative branch. The issue is not sexual orientation. The issue is have judges over stepped their authority to review and legislated from the bench.
Iowa is not Iran.
If the people believe judges have been playing God, they may vote not retain. The people may amend the Constitution of the State of Iowa. We the people, not Rev. Gordon and his flock, are the authority of what marriage shall be under the Code of Iowa.
Rev. Gordon should watch out. He may get what he asks for. Keeping the earthly and other worldly realms at a respectable distance is wise. If the priest is to tell the prince how to run his kingdom, what is to stop the prince from running the church?
Cardinal Courtney, or any other prince, as a moral authority would be disastrous.
"The wife of Chinese dissident and Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo is under house arrest with her mobile phone communication cut-off. Outside her guarded compound, European diplomats were barred from meeting her to present a letter of congratulations as Beijing seethed over the international acclaim for Liu."
Burlington, or Beijing, single party dictatorships do not like those who question their authority. Some are simply less subtle in how they go about punishing dissidents.
Angry Housewife Gives SEIU Taste of Its Own Medicine
"Looks like the SEIU office in Arizona didn't read about their own brothers and sisters who stood on the front porch of a private residence with hundreds of protesters shouting slogans and terrorizing a young teenager inside the house. They could do that, but these guys can't handle one woman in front of their door."
The panacea of Obamacare is a Pandora's box. Everybody getting free health care is not true. Madam of the House Pelosi and the Nutty Professor passed that bill so fast, nobody had time to get ill reading it.
Waivers helped those with powerful friends to keep what they had for another year. Will waivers become perpetual?
For less than the container deposit left on the table after a Burlington City Council meeting after meeting meeting, you could become an old media magnate. The value of venerable old media is becoming that of old beer cans.
If the price gets below two full 12 packs of Bud Light, will you buy Iowa's Oldest News on Paper?
"Tonight you will hear some horrifying comments and beliefs expressed by real people- progessives. Some of these people are running our country and teaching your children. These beliefs are so incomprehensible to the average American and so far below the lowest standards of humanity, it's actually hard to believe..but, please- do your own research. Warning: Some of the clips and graphics that you will see tonight are extremely graphic. Viewer discretion is advised."
Rather than vote at the site of the funeral, would voting at the site of the committal service attract more voters?
How many people satellite voted with Senator Courtney at single party headquarters on Jefferson St.? What price per vote there to Des Moines County taxpayers? Will the Ad Vertiser do a story and tell us?
What is the cost per absentee ballot mailed out, including those deceased? If it is cheaper to vote early at the Auditor's Office, why have satellite voting locations and without good cause absentee ballots? People find their way to the Court House to pay taxes and transact other business.
Vote anywhere anytime is State mandated misery upon Des Moines County taxpayers. 17% more every year to pay for Supervisor Heland's foolishness is bad enough. Senator Courtney should stop aiding and abetting his friend. Senator Courtney, change this wasteful law.
Unfortunately, Senator Courtney is not on the ballot this year. Supervisor Heland is. Cast your vote to half our misery. Send Heland home for good.
"Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery... but the White House still gets it wrong. You may remember from Friday's 'Video of the Day' that the White House appeared to 'go Beck' with their 'White House White Board'. Learn tonight how the figures just don't add up- and how we could be headed for an economic disaster. One more thing- Do NOT miss the next three shows!!"
UK Pundit to Shocked TV Host: Suffering Children Should Be Smothered
Advice columnists in Britain are known as “agony aunts” (or uncles). Virginia Ironside is one. Her latest bit of advice has drawn outraged reaction from television viewers who caught her comments on the BBC yesterday. She appeared during a segment called, “Can abortion be a kindness?” Here’s the Daily Mail account of her comments:
Miss Ironside said: ‘If a baby’s going to be born severely disabled or totally unwanted, surely an abortion is the act of a loving mother.’ She added: ‘If I were the mother of a suffering child – I mean a deeply suffering child – I would be the first to want to put a pillow over its face… If it was a child I really loved, who was in agony, I think any good mother would.’"
Splattergate: Progressives Endorse Solution to Dissent
"Environmental activists are working to distance themselves from a violent advocacy video that hit the Internet last week depicting the gruesome murder of climate change skeptics. The four-minute video was produced by a London-based group called 10:10 and was removed almost immediately after it debuted. However, bloggers and news media have replayed the video, sparking critical backlash around the world. Though 10:10 claims the film was intended to be comedic, the response has been anything but funny."
Q: What is the difference between State Senator Fraise and Supervisor Heland?
A: The county name on their license plates
Q: Mommy, when do I get to vote?
A: When you learn to print your name in 1st grade you can fill out an absentee ballot request.
Q: How many times do I get to vote?
A: However many absentee ballot requests you can get from Senator Courtney.
Q: Mommy, how many is that?
A: Let's count like Senator Fraise and Supervisor Heland figure a government budget. When you run out of fingers, take off your shoes and count your toes.
"Who are we? Is America done? If we are done, did we do all that we set out to do? Of course not. But, what will America look like in 2025? Well, according to a new report by our own government, in 2025 America will be part of a global government. The world is about to be transformed, but is there anything we can do to save our country? Is there anything that will stop this? Joining Glenn tonight are former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton, Fox Business host Stuart Varney and European Parliament member Daniel Hannan."
Thanks for the video of day laborers paid to protest liberal Senator Boxer's opponent. Democrats are dying to uncover votes. At least in California they are sharing their wealth with the dispossessed.
The dead have had everything they once had taken from them by an unjust society. Should the dead be counted among the dispossessed?
If the dead are dispossessed, Senator Courtney should be paying them a fair wage.
If not, should the dead organize and certify a union? Will Senator Courtney ignore their struggle for justice against the big bosses running America? Should a bill be introduced in the Iowa Senate mandating a fair wage for the deceased?
Since a union of the dead will have no pension fund for living union bosses to invest, do you think their plight remain ignored?
If Des Moines County's single political party wants to be victorious this year, they better not be ingrates. Halloween is coming.
Has Jeff Heland ever read anything other than a union newsletter and the Ad Vertiser comics? Has Heland written anything other rubber checks at Riverside and his signature on a tax increase? Has he done anything other than ferment the seedy underbelly of society's nightlife in Gulfport?
"Courtney, Heland, Anderson, Edwards and Ell better pick up the pace. Those are serious numbers. Can't let the title of Most Corrupt Voters can't go out of county." Spike.
Does your commentary in yesterday's Derailed's Sports pages beg a dilemma for some named above? It relates to the rights of man.
The dictatorship of the local single party elite in the name of the proletariat versus freedom of public assembly where alcohol is served in Iowa City. These competing issues are affecting the outcome of the big game.
If you wish, you may comment as time out filler. Your commentary will have no affect on the game.
When all is said and done, the taxpayers will be carried off the field on stretchers.
"Native Son laid bare the miasma of bigotry plaguing American society. All The King's Men highlighted the danger demagoguery poses to our political system. The Grapes of Wrath depicted the plight of the poor and working class.
Whether some find them objectionable should be beside the point. The vibrancy of our democracy is built not on sequestered information and ideas, but their unhindered exchange."
"Hate speech" is a warm and fuzzy way of saying censorship. Hate speech to Heland is anybody who disagrees with Heland and/or illuminates his plentiful inabilities. That is why Heland fears free speech and why we all must fear Heland.
Celebrate intellectual freedom on November 2nd. Vote for freedom. By popular demand, ban Heland from public office.
"What is the quietest spot in Washington, D.C.? The Rose Garden? The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier? Actually, it’s the Justice Department’s Voting Section.
The unit that allegedly fights disenfranchisement lately has been caught dozing while at least nine states deliver absentee ballots too slowly to overseas GIs. Military votes thus may go uncounted in November.
Heland Indicative: "Without a defendable record, Democrats try pounding the table"
"It is a lawyers' adage: If you have the law on your side, argue the law; if you have the facts, argue the facts; if you have neither, pound the table. Forgive the Democrats for their current table-pounding.
They cannot run on their record, which has two pillars. One is the stimulus that did not stimulate as they said it would (or else unemployment would not be above 8 percent). The report that the recession ended in June 2009 means the feeble recovery began before stimulus spending really started.
The second pillar is the health-care legislation. This may not be (as suggested by Michael Barone, author of the Almanac of American Politics) the most unpopular major legislation since the Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854. But it remains as unpopular as it was when the administration told Americans to pipe down and eat their broccoli.
Unable to campaign retrospectively, Democrats also cannot campaign prospectively -- "Elect us and get more broccoli!" Hence the table-pounding: The Tea Party is a death panel for America's happiness. "