"This piece plays on the format of the traditional public phone booth, but adds a spiritual element. It functions as a normal booth with a private enclosure, but adds a flip down kneeler for prayer."
Pray and pay. Welcome to the 2012 Iowa caucuses.
Iowa's ever more Political Action Cults (PAC)s...er, 501(c)4 organizations not organized for profit but operated exclusively for the promotion of social welfare, need to buy a few of these. Add a night deposit slot just like at the bank. The heavens are the limit.
Order a portable version to set up at your candidate cattle calls, political candidates as speakers fund raising banquets, etc. What a wonderful innovation for maxed out campaign donors to still be heard.
Herd the cash to your group. If anybody complains, pray the Federal Elections Commission finds nothing wrong, nor your hard drive.
Pray and pay may make an Iowa winner think they are climbing up the golden stairs. Earth's ultimate power and glory is within their grasp.
On a cold as hell New Hampshire night, more than one candidate has discovered the price of selling their soul to Satan.
The better question is can capitalism survive as it is constantly under attack. Do you wish to live under one world of Euroweenie Socialism? How can the little guy strike back.
A good way to cure the problem is for capitalists to stop advertising in the Ad Vertiser. Deny evil capital to the anti capitalist Ad Vertiser. Tell local merchants you may need to take your business elsewhere if the continue to support the Ad Vertiser. What of the big box stores?
Do not waste your breath on the local help. Write the President of the company. Send the C. E. O. Comrade Troute's tribute to Trotsky. Tell them what their advertising is supporting and suggest they advertise elsewhere.
One letter may not mean much. Many letters make a difference. Hit the Ad Vertiser where it counts, in their wallet. It is a lesson in capitalism even Mr. Troute will understand.
Bittersweet Buttress Demolished - Mayor, Ex-Mayor, Slagle to Blame?
I wonder if any of your viewers know anything about who knocked down one of the two brick pillars marking the entrance to Bittersweet Place the street which runs down the West side of the Country Club.
The scuttlebutt going around is that a car hydroplaned and ran into it knocking it down. Now if a car were going the speed limit I doubt it would have been going fast enough to hydroplane; so it really looks like a cover up or something to that effect by the local authorities and I don’t think anything was mentioned in the Hawk Eye, as usual. I wonder if one of our more rich or famous citizens may have had a little too much alcohol or something to that effect, just wonder of course.
It happened about two weeks ago and is somewhat of a hush up by authorities and appears as a cover up that happens only to often in Burlington.
I wonder if Slagle clipped it with the U-haul slithering out of town in the dark?
That great example of political ethics and morality just to our east never ceases to amaze. The old Illinois joke of, "Our governors make our license plates," is in fact an opportunity in waiting.
As a federal convict, Blago will probably be going to a federal facility. None the less, with mutual Cook County friends in the federal executive branch, arrangements could be made to send Blago where there is a sheet metal shop.
For an extra fee, Illinois residents could have their vanity plates signed by the former governor who formed them. A basket case of debt and welfare, Illinois could use some extra money.
Enough money would never be so raised to four lane US 34 from Gulfport to Monmouth. Besides, that route does run through Cook County. None the less, it is the thought that counts.
Trying as hard as possible to garner any sense from this rambling theory based on Troute’s favorite Google searches and Mike Sweet’s brownies, one can dismiss this drivel after turning to the article on Boeing on page 5D and get a sense of the threat to real American capitalism, the European Union and its socialist ideas for a new world order with Airbus and our own government interfering with Boeing’s decision to build a plant in South Carolina. These are two major contradictions to Trout’s theory of prosperity.
As we all know Airbus is the largest nationalized manufacturer in the world. Every member country of the Airbus crime family has heavily subsidized Airbus with member governments’ money. It is no different than the Chinese or the local ethanol plant. It is a false positive. There is no real competition when the deck is loaded.
Coupled with this obstacle, the Obama administration has directed the National Labor Relations Board to sue Boeing for expanding its existing manufacturing capability in South Carolina. The crybaby IAM union is crying foul. Obama heard the cry for votes due to his lost popularity. Another illegal action by a communist president to topple capitalism as we know it (BTW - where is Sweet on the War Powers Act?).
I guess if you’re a provincial business writer in a dead horse town, prosperity might be measured in “sex toys, surveillance equipment and assault rifles.”
But it seems to me that it is awfully hard to gauge the health of capitalism by what’s new in “sex toys, KY jelly and Viagra.” We know he doesn’t own any surveillance equipment or assault rifles. It must be the sex toys he uses for an indicator.
Trout Canonizes Courtney – More Brownies, More Hallucinations
Tacit Approval of Lax Oversight
It seems Rex Trout must have eaten all the medicinal brownies. According to Sunday’s article in the Ad Vertiser Jerry Courtney, our nitwit state senator Tom Courtney’s brother has been asleep at the helm on the Iowa Department of Economic Development board during the following events and Trout missed the story.
1. The Iowa Values Fund blowout at Community Field the city taxpayers had to bail out.
2. Rampant, unchecked program fraud at the IDED Film Office (his Twiddle -Dee brother was staring out the window at the same time) while the oversight responsibility was being ignored.
3. Advocates the ethanol business; a short margin, heavily subsidized, tariff protected, mandated product originally to be used a fuel additive vs. a fuel source. Good business opportunity/recommendation for a financial planner.
4. Modestly describes the IDED Board as “"I think we are probably an exceptional board." Same Courtney family modesty.
5. Acknowledges he has personally benefited financially from his membership on the IDED Board with a “few new clients.” Maybe that’s how he missed the Film Office oversight.
I guess all this makes a great case for the rebuilding of the Iowa Department of Economic Development.
Burlington School Board Rewards Failure in Large Numbers
I’d love to have a job where failure is rewarded by wage increases such as is done in the Burlington School District. The superintendent failed in her goals but still received a 2.8% wage increase. Only in government is failure rewarded and accountability ignored. Government run programs are the biggest failures attainable by man and the BSD proves this point beyond a doubt.
We also have the taxpayer paying more for kindergarten students than is charged by the University of Iowa for a year of college. Each student in the BSD is costing the taxpayer $15,200 for a failed education based on the ITBS test scores. Burlington only has slightly over 4000 students in government run schools but it has a budget of $63 million and basis rewards on failure by obtaining only one out of 12 goals set by itself. In other words the failure rate by the BSD was approximately 92% of the twelve goals it set for the district; so it’s costing the Burlington taxpayer about 70% more than it would if their child were sent to private school where government is held at bay and failure is not an awardable goal.
Maybe if these pay raises were directly tied to a teacher performance evaluation based on ITBS the test results might be even better.
But I'm sure the retired teachers on the school board wouldn't think of anything like that. They wouldn't want the achievement levels too high. It might single out one teacher doing a better job from that of a slacker. Not to suggest that all teachers aren't equal......
Treasury Sec. Geithner: We Need to Raise Taxes on Small Businesses Because It‘s ’Fair’
"Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner admitted on Wednesday that the administration’s budget plan will, in fact, raise taxes on small businesses. However, it‘s a move he said is necessary and justified because revenues must increase in a way that’s “fair to people as a whole.”"
I hope they just keep making these dumb ass comments until its too late to recount the votes.
"We revamped the whole story, the whole bad-guy arc. To me, there always needs to be a logic to our movies. No matter what subject matter it is, they have to be logical for the world we’re creating. I kept thinking about, “OK. A spy movie in the world where cars are alive. What would be a really good kind of über bad guy? Who is an über bad guy?” I kept going to big oil. This is before what happened in the Gulf of Mexico.
Why isn’t alternative fuel more… Why isn’t everybody jumping on that bandwagon? It makes so much sense: Electricity, solar, whatever. There’s ethanol. There’s all this stuff you could be doing. And so I thought, well, that could be really cool in that you could have big oil versus alternative fuel. That’s when we kind of crafted the bad guy’s story."
Tax Increment Funding scams for hot dog stands have citizens standing in sewage whenever it rains. West Burlington's schools are screwed too. Infrastructure is ignored as taxation soars on residents and older businesses.
Hans the Horrible is going broke. What to do?
Sell West Burlington to Communist China. It would be a natural fit. A single party political system, a trampling of individual rights and the public's right to know, a ban on all guns, a single ruler for decades these are all qualities that would appeal to the boys in Beijing.
A cup full of rice and a few bamboo shoots for supper maybe the Bank of Beijing's pound of flesh for the money. Before it gets to that, the citizens of West Burlington would be wise to clean house at the next election.
CBO Issues Ominous Report on Debt: Could be on Verge of ‘Sudden Fiscal Crisis’
"A new report says that the national debt is on pace to equal the annual size of the economy within a decade, levels that could provoke a European-style debt crisis unless policymakers in Washington can slam the brakes on spiraling deficits.
The Congressional Budget Office study released Wednesday offers a fresh reminder of what’s at stake in ongoing talks led by Vice President Joe Biden that are aimed at slashing more than $2 trillion from the federal deficit over the coming decade as the price for permitting the government to take on more debt to pay current obligations.
CBO says the nation’s rapidly growing debt burden increases the probability of a fiscal crisis in which investors lose faith in U.S. bonds and force policymakers to make drastic spending cuts or tax hikes.
“As Congress debates the president’s request for an increase in the statutory debt ceiling, the CBO warns of a more ominous credit cliff – a sudden drop-off in our ability to borrow imposed by credit markets in a state of panic,” said House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis."
These were the same people Obama tainted the water with to get his irresponsible financial policy validated. Now, they may be telling the truth since Democrat control is gone in the House and their paychecks may be in the wind.
"‘Now, my administration has a job to do as well, and that job is to get this economy back on its feet,” President Obama declared on July 14, 2009, in Warren, Mich. “That’s my job, and it’s a job I gladly accept. I love these folks who helped get us in this mess and then suddenly say, well, this is Obama’s economy. That’s fine. Give it to me.”
"The administration's most obvious failure was its misguided fiscal policies: the cash-for-clunkers subsidy for car buyers, the tax credit for first-time home buyers, and the $830 billion "stimulus" package.
...A second cause of the continued economic weakness is the president's emphasis on increasing tax rates.
...A third problem stems from the administration's lack of an explicit plan to deal with future budget deficits and with the exploding national debt.
...Finally, there is the administration's incoherent position on the international value of the dollar.
...The economy will continue to suffer until there is a coherent and favorable economic policy.
...All of these things are doable. But the Obama administration has not done them and shows no inclination to do them in the future."
Maybe someone, even the business writer on South Main, could provide some insight to all of the Obama administrations catastrophic failures. Or would that be verbotten?
"Life in the oceans is at imminent risk of the worst spate of extinctions in millions of years due to threats such as climate change and over-fishing, a study showed on Tuesday.
Time was running short to counter hazards such as a collapse of coral reefs or a spread of low-oxygen "dead zones," according to the study led by the International Programme on the State of the Ocean (IPSO).
"We now face losing marine species and entire marine ecosystems, such as coral reefs, within a single generation," according to the study by 27 experts to be presented to the United Nations."
Iowa's Idiot Rep. Bruce Braley at Boeing/NLRB field hearing
I've never paid attention to this nitwit Braley. He's just another union slug politician pandering to his voter base instead of following Federal law. I'm sorry to have to admit he represents Iowa. He's a disgrace. A union job is too good for him.
Ad Vertiser Continues to Ignore Flash Mob Robbery of Gasland
The robbery of the Gas Land store on Summer Street June 1st was done exactly as this article explains: Teenage Flash Mob Robberies on the Rise. Eventually the police did pick up the stores surveillance video but the Hawk Eye has never published anything about this group robbery. It seems the Hawk Eye would rather not print the story and keep the public from information about this crime committed by ten to fourteen of our minority teen population.
The cities one party political system and local paper deny crime in Catfish Bend is on the rise which is okay because the people know what’s really happening to our town and it’s just going to get worse before it ever gets better.
Art Fair Behavior Instilled by Mayor's Laziness at Beer Tent
On Sunday I took a stroll down to the Art Fair on Sixth Street and was amazed at all the parking violations with no police around to enforce the city parking codes. There were cars blocking fire hydrants, alleys, crosswalks and protruding out into street driving lanes.
I find this not unusual for Burlington because it basically goes on all year long during garage sales and home content sales. Parking rules never apply during these events and the police drive around as though they were blind. I saw police drive right by cars parked in front of fire hydrants and instances of all the different types of violations with no attempt to ticket the offenders.
Speeders are out of control on Burlington’s streets with people driving 35 to 40 in housing zones where children are riding bikes and running around the neighborhoods. Summer Street at times is full of speeders and they even pass those going the speed limit in excess of 40 mph. Central Avenue towards the new bridge is another uncontrolled speed area where any speed is okay, if you’re in a hurry.
All I can say is the city is losing plenty of fine money by not enforcing speeding and parking laws and it’s hard to understand the city lack of enforcement. Another minor problem is people walking down the middle of the streets on a regular basis and its normally the new citizens who fail to use sidewalks. Why do they think the street is the place to walk rather than the sidewalks? I think we need a fine for walking in the streets rather than sidewalks when available.
One child got hit by a school and now we have to drive 20 mph during the school hours even when kids are within fenced in areas or not even outside when the signs should read, “when children are present” rather than stifling traffic all school day long. I suspect being reasonable is just too much to ask here in Burlington although common sense works fine in other cities.
It seems to me Burlington is its own worst enemy when it comes to wasting money by not enforcing codes already on the books and compensating for it by constantly raising taxes on the home owner.
When Lost Keys Mayor Bill Ell has to park as close as possible to the Beer Tent at Steamboat Days how can it provoke any other behavior than, "me too!"
If you missed West Burlington Mayor and Chief Cry Baby Hans Trousil's anemic cry in Sunday's Ad Vertiser to prevent his unmitigated spending spree to continue uninterrupted, former West Burlington Councilman Dan Hockett takes "to hell with 'em" Trousil right to the woodshed over at WestBurlingtonCity.com.
Trousil has been the mastermind (oxymoron) behind unfettered West Burlington tax abatements similar to Hoschek and Hinkle's ethanol property tax heist heist. Further, Trousil's total disregard for the health and safety of his citizens is only surpassed by his narcissistic personality disorder and grandiose sense of self-importance.
Crap is still crap Hans Baby. And your town has basements full of it.
Library Indicative of Political Stranglehold by Few
Yesterday something crossed my mind and I wanted to run down to the Burlington Library and get a book on the subject before it slipped my mind. However, although the taxpayers in Burlington pay the highest rates for library service, in one of the poorest sections of the state our library does not open on Sunday’s although those paying half the price for library service, in many other Iowa cities have Sunday service for about eight or nine months per year.
Many libraries in Eastern Iowa have Sunday service during the months of October through April while we in Burlington get no Sunday hours. How is it that the taxpayer in Burlington pays the highest rates in Iowa for a library and we only get six days of service versus seven for those paying about half our cost? Why is Burlington always one of the highest taxed cities in Iowa while at the same time receiving far less in city services? Could it be we have grossly overpaid public servants along with grossly inflated prices for the services provided by our local one party government?
Burlington has deep rooted problems with its local government that knows no bounds when it comes to wages and benefits for its public servants while at the same time robbing it’s fewer and fewer taxpayers to support the so called “Privileged Class” government employees. There are no checks and balances in Burlington government as long as there’s nothing but a one party government and until the public wakes up and votes accordingly nothing but misery is in store for the taxpayer of Burlington.
During "NBC’s epic video introduction: while featuring a group of kids saying the Pledge of Allegiance, the network decided to cut out the words “under God” not once, but twice.
...The most ironic part is that the intro was talking about the “virtues” passed down from generation to generation. Apparently the one about honesty and truth — telling things like they are and not omitting whatever you don’t like — is getting skipped."
"Harkin added that he suspects, based on the hard line of attack launched by Boeing officials, certain individuals in South Carolina and the right-wing of the Republican Party, that Boeing “must be afraid” there is enough evidence to prove the company retaliated against workers for exercising their legal right to strike.....
“I will be participating in that hearing and I will be asking some very tough questions of the committee chair, Mr. Issa, about the role of his committee interfering in a pending adjudicative procedure,” Braley said....."
Boeing is making a strategic maneuver to the South Carolina front. Boeing is an important ally in the war to maintain America's aerospace industry supremacy. While enemies in Europe and China make gains, Senator Top Gun Tommy is attacking Boeing's ability to maneuver on the battle field.
Wing man and fellow Iowa liberal Bruce Braley is covering the Red Baron in the U. S. House. Congressman Braley is reportedly being considered by the party's general staff to replace the Red Baron when he flies his last sortie.
What of our hero in Iowa's liberal congressional flying circus? Congressman Loonsack is not mentioned in the Battle of Boeing dispatch. The party general staff reportedly believes the Nutty Professor lacks the right stuff to be an ace.
Harkin doesn't know anymore about the Boeing deal than he did about reading a map on his "air missions" over Vietnam. Ferrying airplanes out of a war zone is not a combat air patrol and is akin to claiming to be a Navy Seal when you aren't.
"The Senate voted overwhelmingly to abolish the 30-year-old subsidy for corn ethanol, a stunning, bipartisan rebuke to an industry whose once-legendary political clout has given way to concerns about the federal deficit and rising food costs.
"Union Owned and Operated - Democratic fealty to unions subverts and circumvents the popular will"
"Of course, unions need Democrats — who deliver quite faithfully. In last year’s nationwide “shellacking” of Democrats, for example, Wisconsin gave Republicans control of both legislative chambers and elected a Republican governor who made clear his intention to rein in public-sector union power.
When the Republicans tried to do as promised, Democrats, lacking the votes, tried to block it by every extra-parliamentary maneuver short of arson. State Senate Democrats fled Wisconsin to prevent a quorum. Demonstrators filled the statehouse for days and nights on end. And when the bill finally passed nonetheless, Dane County’s Democratic district attorney went to court to have it thrown out on procedural grounds.
They found a pliant judge to invalidate the law. A famous victory, but short-lived. On Tuesday, the Wisconsin Supreme Court overturned the ruling, upbraiding the judge for having “usurped the legislative power which the Wisconsin Constitution grants exclusively to the Legislature.” The law is reinstated.
The Wisconsin maneuver ultimately failed, as likely will the assault on Boeing. In the interim, however, there is collateral damage — to U.S. exports, to the larger economy, to bankruptcy law, to free trade, to a constitutional system wherein the legislatures make the laws, rather than willful judges and partisan regulators.
But what are those when there are unions to appease and elections to win?"
I guess more trips to Aspen Grove for Courtney and the rest of the thievin' criminals.
Pelosi was worth at least $35.2 million in the 2010 calendar year, according to a financial disclosure report released Wednesday. She reported a minimum of $43.4 million in assets and about $8.2 in liabilities.
For 2009, Pelosi reported a minimum net worth of $21.7 million."
Ethanol is subsidized blight. The product cannot stand on its own without government assistance. Besides covering ethanol's tax breaks, we pay more at the grocery store as grain is diverted to ethanol.
Ethanol is unsustainable. A recent bill in the U S Senate to wean the Midwest off the subsidies failed by a narrow margin. The longer this keeps going, the worse the crash will be. It will be especially hard on political subdivisions that foolishly have invested in ethanol plants.
We all will suffer the actions of fools we elected to lead us.
U.S. International Trade Commission surveyed U.S. businesses and estimated that they lost some $48 billion in 2009 due to infringement of intellectual property rights by China
"U.S. firms could support nearly one million more jobs if China stopped intellectual property violations, a study said on May 18, leading U.S. lawmakers to call for a tough line with Beijing.
In a report requested by senators, the U.S. International Trade Commission surveyed U.S. businesses and estimated that they lost some $48 billion in 2009 due to infringement of intellectual property rights by China.
If China raised its enforcement to U.S. levels, the companies could increase employment at home by 923,000 jobs, the survey said. However, the figure includes hiring from other companies, not just new jobs in the sector."
On the 10th there was a opinion piece in the Hawk Eye written by a Jalene Jameson an unknown, opinionated woman, apparently a left-wing radical who did her best to bedevil several recent men who cheated on their wives such as Edwards, Weiner and Schwarzenegger. Towards the end of the spew she mentions some mistake of facts Sarah Palin made concerning Paul Reverie. As if Obama has made no mistakes when his teleprompters failed on several occasions and he stood there dumbfounded about what to say and lest we forget his reference to the 54 states on one occasion; so when it comes to foul-ups let us not give Obama any more freebies, after two and a half years his freebies have run out.
What concerns me most is Ms. Jameson has never, to my opinion mentioned the horrible mess Obama has drawn our country into with his totally worthless and incompetent administration. This administration has failed in every attempt to wake up the economy because it has no idea how the American economy works. With all Obama’s czars and backdoor appointees this administration just hasn’t a clue and must be the dumbest administration to ever occupy the White House.
I really think the left leaning mindless crowd fear Sarah Palin because she has all the talent that Obama just never possessed because of his socialist circle of educational training and radical communist thinkers that reminds one of the old Soviet Union and their constant economic and social failures that eventually destroyed communist Russia. Sarah Palin actually had management experience along with government experience as an chief executive of the great State of Alaska. Obama on the other hand had only block organizer’s credentials and a couple of years as a do nothing senator in Washington. Obama is a person of very limited management experience, if any with no experience at doing much but sucking up to the unions because of their socialist one size fits all way of thinking.
The Hawk Eye, as the NY Times and Washington Post are nothing more than a source for paper consumed in the outhouses of the world. These papers and many others print their rags to the company left wing agenda regardless of what’s true and/or honest. They pick on Sarah Palin and even her children because they have no morals other than the socialist agenda which in itself has no moral ground to stand on. Liberalism is the scourge of the American way of life and these anus wipe newspapers are trying to bring our great America to an end with their lies and promotion of immoral godless lifestyles through mandates and backdoor politics.
It would appear that the Hawk Eye has filled its editorial staff with a nest of left wing radical socialist leaning misfits that will further decrease the readership and prove the bad vibes it promotes here in Burlington and Southeastern Iowa as stated in at least one $100,000 report paid for by the taxpayers several years ago which pointed out the Hawk Eye as one of Southeast Iowa’s major problems.
Journalism of today has no resemblance of honesty or objectivity that prevailed in the days of Edward R. Morrow and others that have long gone leaving America with a substandard mess of agenda driven crap dictated by the likes of George Soros and other misguided arrogant money men.
Obama Admits: Sometimes I Think ‘One Term is Enough’
Reality Into Truth - Obama is Goin' Home to The Porch
"Asked about his family’s reaction to his wanting another term, Obama said: “Michelle and the kids are wonderful in that if I said, `You know, guys, I want to do something different,‘ They’d be fine. They’re not invested in daddy being president or my husband being president.”
They Own the Keys to Your Castle - What Will It Cost?
Cedar Falls, Iowa is facing opposition to making privately owned apartment buildings open to government any time government desires. Private property owners are forced to literally give the city the keys to their property. The ordinance is aimed at giving the Fire Department quick access to apartment buildings.
"Resident Carol Hanson wanted to know if the city had thought out potential for abuses of the system.
"Who will be liable? What if the key is stolen? What happens if someone is murdered or raped?" asked Carol Hanson."
Carol Hanson asked an excellent question. What was the final cost to replace all the locks at local school buildings? Perhaps the Mayor of Burlington could answer that one.
Government intrusion just keeps growing. After the keys, it will not be long until they install surveillance cameras in every location public and private. Roll over darlin' and smile at Big Brother.
Mike had a bit about Weiner in his editorial yesterday morning and of course he had to drag in the Republicans although this shameful story had nothing to do with the Republicans but Mike has no conscience when it comes to fair play and politics. This guy Weiner is a scumbag loser from a state that has more than its fair share of crooked lying politicians, i.e. Rangel, Spitzer and Schumer.
Weiner called Bill Clinton to apologize as though Clinton were some kind of role model after all the lies he told during his administration and the sexual affair he had with a young intern named Monica. Of course Mike more than likely idolizes Bill Clinton as does Weiner because that’s the type of politician Democrats look up to regardless of their proven records of lying and unfaithfulness while in office.
Mike is a left-winded liberal and that’s just the way he is and nothing will ever change his warped political beliefs. He has no conscience when it comes to what he writes in his editorials and will cut to the bone but when it’s a Democrat he’ll sugar coat the story and try to blame something or someone else for the problem.
The Hawk Eye and Mike are two of the reasons Burlington will never crawl out from under the destruction of Democratic leadership. Just look around at what has happened to Burlington since we’ve been under this Democratic scourge of recent years.
The president himself is as messed up as the local Democrats and their policies, destroying our country right before our eyes because he has no concept of economics nor do any of his czars or other backdoor book worms in his administration.
Mike and the Hawk Eye editorial staff will always follow the left agenda because they’ve been brained washed by their mentors to think only left regardless of the truth.
"Mr. Romney won the Iowa straw poll during his first campaign four years ago after spending $2.5 million to rent space in Ames from the state party, bus supporters there from around the state, pay their $35 entrance fee and feed them throughout the day. But he finished second behind Mike Huckabee in the Iowa caucuses five months later and fell short in his bid for the Republican presidential nomination."
Like any wise businessman, Mitt Romney does not make the same mistake twice. Breaking the story in the Wall Street Journal, rather than the Des Moines Register, shows Mitt is making his pitch to the nation. The message, I am not selling my soul to the greedy, social issue devils controlling the Republican Party of Iowa.
Pandering to disciples of Satan who will empty their pews onto Ames bound church buses is not a good long term investment. Will anybody pick up $2.5 million worth of real estate to benefit the Republican Party of Iowa? As the money dries up, what cause will be most dear to Iowa's Republican National Committeeman/Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition leader. Should candidate blessings flow to party, or his salary providing PAC?
Republican presidential candidates are staging an exodus due to faith based greed. If Iowa is to retain its relevance to the presidential selection process, the cult of the golden calf must be slaughtered.
"Newt Gingrich’s entire team of paid Iowa campaign staff, as well as his national spokesman and senior aides in New Hampshire and South Carolina, have resigned en masse, a staffer told The Des Moines Register."
Money being the lubricant of politics can come back to rough you up. Liberal Congressman Weiner donated money keep our liberal Nutty Professor in Congress. With Weiner's photos now pubic public knowledge, give the money to charity.
Giving the money to a worthy charity is a winning exit strategy. A suitable viewing for all ages of the charity check presentation would be a nice touch. Do you think the Ad Vertiser would run such a photo?
That Janet Napolitano is about as dumb as Nancy Pelosi a trend which runs throughout the Obama administration. How could one president hire or appoint so many losers unless his real goal is to take us back to the stone age or he just doesn’t know anything about America.
Inner City entrepreneurs are on the move. Ride the C. T. A. bus. Ride Tapp and Hinkle Trailways to Burlington. Foster economic development in Burlington.
Vote for Mayor Rahm. Vote for Senator Courtney.
Homer Grey Hound
Saturday night was a busy night for mob action. Chicago and social networking seem to foster these smash and grab thugs. One of these days police inaction will result in a properly trained, heavily armed citizen blowing a bunch of these South Hill criminals' doors off.
The robbery occurred on June 5, against two victims who suffered minor injuries in the attack, said Chicago Police News Affairs Officer VeeJay Zala.
The attack happened on the 1300 block of West Roosevelt Road in the Little Italy neighborhood at about 1:05 a.m., and the suspects were arrested after police saw video footage from the bus, police said.
Akeem J. Manago, 18, of the 1200 block of West 14th Street was charged with aggravated battery in a public place, felony armed robbery and unlawful use of a weapon, all of which are felonies, police said. He also was charged with misdemeanor counts of having a firearm and ammunition without a Firearm Owner's Identification Card.
Also arrested was Christopher Jackson, 17, who was charged with armed robbery and aggravated battery in a public place, both felonies, police said."
I see it only took Chicago Police 4 days to start making arrests after Chicago police reviewed the bus' surveillance tape. Chicago's mayor told the police department to make this a priority after the Northwestern mob action on Saturday night.
Imagine if only our police department would take such quick action before the South Hill criminals get back on the bus to Chicago. They might even make an arrest.
Weiner - The Face of the Modern Left - Pixie Dust & All
"In his combination of unctuousness, mendacity, mock-reasonableness, petulance, bullying, hypocrisy, overweening arrogance, brazen aggression, self-pity, victimhood, and bogus moral preening, it’s hard to beat Congressman Anthony Weiner. He’s the perfect face of the modern American Left in all its glorious pathology; why anyone takes these people seriously is utterly beyond me, so transparent are they. And yet for some, their sweet nothings continue to resonate.
... ”This is an unlovely party filled with unlovely people, as America’s about to find out once the Obama pixie dust wears off.”
Never before have I seen such a problem as rotten Democrats. And the stench of that rot extends right to Des Moines County. Never forget the lies verbalized and perpetrated by Courtney, Heland, Hoschek, Edwards, King, Scott, Davidson, Anderson, Slagle, Power, Worden, Tapp, Hinkle; the list is endless. This is the face of the modern left.
The Pixie Dust and Weiners need to be vacuumed from our billfolds in 2012. Along with the rest of these other pitiful excuses for Democrats.
After ten days of being vilified by left wing media reporters, those same reporters were tripping all over their underwear trying to ask him questions about the story they had doubted until today. Not only that, but at the behest of the same reporters who trashed him personally and his stories, Breitbart stood where Weiner was about to stand and demanded an apology from the slanderers in the press and from Congressman Weiner himself."
Delaney must hate reading Burlington Derailed every day. I'll bet he slinks off to his office, closes the door, turns down the lights, casts a glance over his shoulder and then dives in to find the daily review of his shortcomings, Weiner and all.
Our Nutty Professor Loebsack is a classic example of no experience in anything other than showing up for class suddenly an expert in everything. And the taxpayers get screwed with the bill for his meaningless spendaholic drivel.
(Reuters) - Allowing a brief U.S. debt default to force government spending cuts is a "horrible idea" that could destabilize the world economy and sour already tense relations with big creditors like China, government officials and investors said on Wednesday.
A growing number of Republican lawmakers think a technical debt default might be a price worth paying if it gets the White House to accept deep spending cuts. This idea, once confined to the party's fringe, is seeping into the mainstream, Reuters reported on Tuesday.
"How can the U.S. be allowed to default?" said an official at India's central bank. "We don't think this is a possibility because this could then create huge panic globally."
If the Republicans let this happen, you better have your gold out of the safety deposit box.
Gang of South Hill Thieves Ignored by The Hawk Eye
Who's Doing This Investigation?
"..how long can the Hawk Eye continue publishing based on an agenda rather than news based on truth?"
It seems the Hawk Eye would rather remain silent about the Gas Land store on Summer Street that was robbed of goods including beer on the night of June 1, 2011 around 11:00PM by a gang of young minorities. These losers swarmed the store and stole all kinds of stuff like junk food and beer that would fit in their pockets and about all the clerk could do was call police who in turn took so long to arrive at the store the ten to twelve thieves were long gone. As of this Saturday the police haven’t had the time to pick up the video of the swarm or perform any form of investigation as the trail now becomes a frozen potholed dead end.
I find it impossible to believe there were no patrol cars anywhere in the South Hill area that one couldn’t have made the trip in less than five minutes. I’m sure the police would have some sort of excuse for not showing up in time to catch anyone but it just goes to show again what SEIRP and other do-gooders forced upon the citizens of Burlington by volunteering Burlington to be the surrogate home for employees of Tyson Foods up in Columbus Junction, a deal Muscatine declined to accept.
The news around town is that many of the Out-of-Towner’s have begun to leave Burlington since they’ve found out working for a living just isn’t what they were looking for and since there aren’t any jobs in Burlington paying a livable wage some have hit the road back to wherever they came from. Even with subsidized busing to and from the Tyson plant along with the slum housing that was provided here in Burlington there just wasn’t enough to hold them here or at Tyson. I guess that’s why the subsidized busing is now gone as have so many other former Burlington schemes to get rich quick perpetrated by the do-gooder crowd who live the good life off tax exempt status and the taxpayer.
The Hawk Eye does not provide the kind of service a real newspaper should provide because they censor the local news along with providing the national liberal agenda type of trash that is slowly destroying our country. Just look around at what liberalism has done to our country over the past few decades with the failing schools, corrupt politics, corrupt government, the gay agenda where like sexes can marry as though it’s normal behavior, welfare and religion along with just about everything that America stood for has been slowly eaten away by liberalism.
One or more of the $100,000 dollar reports the city commissioned to find out what the problems were with Burlington always pointed to the Hawk Eye as one of the biggest problems for why Burlington just couldn’t cut the mustard economically, socially and politically. A newspaper with a liberal agenda is no more successful than trying to pour molasses in January. Printed news is finally going the way of the horse and buggy; so I guess the real question is how long can the Hawk Eye continue publishing based on an agenda rather than news based on truth.
Disillusioned by Burlington
Delaney tells everyone the Ad Vertiser is a private business, they have no obligation to tell the truth; their mission is to sell that rag they call a newspaper. And, as you so clearly reminded us all, trained professionals recognize if the Ad Vertiser was a newspaper and had the community's interests somewhere in their business model, things would be different instead of the left-wing nut job, Kansas carpet baggin' bunch of hypocrites they really are.
But that move, which has understandably rankled Postville residents, has little to do with the lawsuit, according to Postville Mayor Leigh Rekow."
The Southeast Iowa Regional Planning Commission (SEIRPC) moved from Burlington to West Burlington. Tapp's tomb stands a blinding white elephant to wanton waste of taxpayers money. Burlington was not happy.
With Burlington's history of secret meeting violations, how could they dare say a word.
Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y., engaged in lewd conversations and exchanged graphic images with strange women over the internet — all behind his new wife’s back — and yet somehow MSNBC’s Chris Matthews pegs the blame on her.
Notice the many seeking an Iowa Caucus victory and per chance Reed's unholy blessing. Iowa's Republican National Committeeman and Iowa Faith & Freedom Capo, Steve Scheffler, is scheduled to speak. The name of one old disciple is absent.
To rephrase the Godfather of liberals - From each according to their ability. To each according to their ability to steal.
With those who came and have worked, there is no problem. With those who have not, is the primary concern registering them to vote for the local party of Socialism?
The departed and unlamented Brian Tapp, along with his side kick Dennis Hinkle, do not deserve all the credit for the mess Burlington has become. You need only look to past ballots and whom we elected to govern us.
Southside Burlington Thugs Or Patti LaBelle's Paid Thugs - Criminals Are Criminals
Patti LaBelle Scum Bag Body Guards Beat West Point Cadet
Houston Jackass Cops Swarm LaBelle to Get Their Picture Taken With Her
"A West Point cadet is suing over injuries he received during Spring Break. But these were not the typical injuries one usually associates with college kids and Spring Break. Cadet Richard King was not hurt partying with his pals. The young cadet was beaten in the parking lot of Houston’s Bush International Airport, by Patti LaBelle’s bodyguards. He alleges that the bodyguards attacked him because he was standing too close to Ms. LaBelle’s luggage. They bodyguards tell a different story. And the Airport Security cameras offer an unvarnished replay of the event."
Gasland Hit By Mob of Brian Tapp Spawned South Hill Punk Thieves
Last night June 1st a group of minority teenagers swarmed the Gas Land store on Summer Street stealing beer and any other goods they could get their hands on around 11:00 PM. There were estimated to be in excess of ten of them that entered the store overwhelming the clerk who could not monitor the entire group.
The clerk called the police just after the group entered the store but the Burlington Police took too long to arrive and which allowed the thieves to get away with their pockets full of stolen goods including beer.
This is just another example of how out-of-control life really is here in Burlington where multiple people can enter a store and steal whatever they want and just get away with it. Although the entire episode was filmed none of the culprits will probably ever be brought to trial.
Being the surrogate for Columbus Junction’s Tyson Foods had provided nothing but problems for Burlington who opted to be the surrogate after Muscatine turned down the stupid idea. Of course the Hawk Eye had printed in the past that Burlington needed the workers although there were no jobs to be had in Burlington that even paid a living wage. The paper was covering up for SEIRP and others that dreamed up the loser idea of making Burlington the surrogate for a spot in the road town 50 miles away.
Can anyone think of one thing that Burlington has done recently to entice good jobs to town? Now can anyone think of anything Burlington has done to entice the wrong crowd to Burlington? I think we all know the answer to both questions with the first being no and the second being yes.
Yesterday while waiting to pay at a Gas Land a young woman was paying for a bag of candy and other junk food with her taxpayer funded Iowa card. She then bought two packs of cigarettes for which she paid cash but what really caught my eye was the $100 dollar bill she pulled out of her purse to top off the cigarette purchase. Just guessing I would say at least 70% of Gas Land’s business is transacted by people using an Iowa welfare card which says a lot about Burlington.
Burlington is overrun with people living off the labor of others as though it’s their right thanks to Obama who thinks transferring wealth from those that work for a living to those who just take up space is the way America should be where government takes from the producers and gives it to those who just take up space.
Since Ms. Lehman became Iowa's Republican National Committeewoman in 2008, she has been a hangin' judge. Her first ruling against involved an honorable Republican candidate offering salvation from Congressman Loonsack.
"Iowa caucus goers expect to see candidates in person, often multiple times, to size up their presidential mettle. Past candidates have not done well in the caucuses without investing substantial time in the state. The map shows candidate events."
According to the Register's map as of this date, there has not been a potential Republican president sighting within 50 miles of Burlington. Burlington has suffered decades of single party control by socialists. Burlington is a photo op back drop for decades of socialist control decay. Burlington is America in another decade if socialists continue to control America.
Why are the presidents not here? Are the natives hostile? What are they afraid of?
Code Enforcement Could Impact Tapp & Hunkle's Economic Development Blunder
"I know politically it's not popular, but I think we're going to have to look once again at a landlord ordinance and get on these people to clean their properties up and look at some stuff in terms of law enforcement," Murray said during a council meeting. "We need to talk about it as a council and as a community."
Councilman Murray is right. A good place to start would be the old J. C. Penney store downtown. Somebody could be killed downtown when a decades neglected window falls several stories to the street below. Bill Ell retiring is no loss.
Tapp and Hinkle's magical misery bus from Chicago has been no cure for decay. For those who came to steal and collect welfare rather than work, the bus runs both ways. Proactive law enforcement may well help hasten their decision.
There is no need for a development director to chase government grants to build new slums. Take care of the basics. Keep it in repair, clean and cut your grass. See what happens from there.
You never know. Trimming out the rot and decay may cause new growth to appear.
"There is a nascent and growing curiosity in the faith community about Trump. Evangelicals will like his pro-life and pro-marriage stances, combined with his business record and high-wattage celebrity all but guarantee he will get a close look from social conservatives as well as other Republican primary voters." Ralph Reed
Donald Trump is not coming to Iowa. Mr. Trump jumped from the race. Will they miss the man, or his millions?
It's all about the money if Ralph Reed and Steve Scheffler have anything to say.
You have warned about greedy devils claiming their cause is holy. It seems the rest of the country is catching the wave. Worshiping false prophets handling snakes has bitten Iowa with the back of the hand.