Burlington Derailed — The Continuing Story

30 November

The Chicago Way for the U S A


Murder Rate, Corruption, Debt & Taxes - How Much Better Could You Have It?

Spike,

"Eleven states make our list of danger spots for investors. They can look forward to a rising tax burden, deteriorating state finances and an exodus of employers. The list includes California, New York, Illinois and Ohio, along with some smaller states like New Mexico and Hawaii."

"Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel, former Chief of Staff in President Barack Obama's White House, has written an op-ed in the Washington Post advising America, and Democrats in particular, to follow Chicago's example in designing their policies, arguing that doing so will help the economy and keep Republicans out of office.

...Decades of Democratic one-party rule in Chicago have created a nationwide fan base for the Chicago Bears, as people who would have loved to stay in town have chosen, reluctantly, to try their luck elsewhere."

Just outside your own back door there's a disaster called Illinois. The problem is not Illinois counties like Henderson. When you say Cook County, you've said it all.

Iowa is not on Forbes list financial disaster states. It is not for lack of trying on the part of the same single party rule that runs Chicago and Burlington. From 2007 to 2011, this party ruled the state of Iowa.

I-Jobs frivolities ran up Iowa's debt. There were scandals in the Iowa Film Office, etc. The Chair of the Iowa Senate Oversight Committee was Tom Courtney. A seeing eye dog was nowhere in sight. Iowa voters wisely broke the party of Courtney's total hold on Iowa in 2010. Things have been looking up ever since. Iowa now shows a surplus.

Chicago none the less has a negative effect on surrounding states and communities.

Despite sharing their crime with surrounding states by Section 8 housing, Chicago's murder rate remains an international embarrassment. With the encouragement of Groin Greater Burlington and State Senator Courtney, Chicago's exports have landed here. Burlington's crime rate has increased accordingly.

There is a better way. It is not the Chicago way.

Sammy Momo

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NYPD Cop Restores Faith In Giving


"The Times reported the 25-year-old officer saying he could see blisters on the man’s feet. DePrimo recalled how he himself was wearing two pairs of socks and still felt cold. He said he started speaking with the homeless man and found out his shoe size. Heading into the Sketchers store, DePrimo purchased the new shoes.

But it wasn’t just DePrimo who felt compelled to help out. The Times reported Sketchers’ store manager Jose Cano gave the officer an employee discount for the originally $100 boots."

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Meanwhile From Around the Globe - Dracula Claus


Spike,

"Zarozje Mayor Miodrag Vujetic is so convinced of the legend's merit that he released an official warning after the mill collapsed, suggesting that everyone stock up on garlic to be placed on their doors and windows and to ensure crosses are visible throughout the house. http://theweek.com/article/index/237005/the-serbian-village-thats-warning-of-a-vampire-on-the-looseVujetic says. "We are all frightened."

Delirium tremens, or ignorance?

Mayor Vujetic is convinced that vampires stalk the earth. Not knowing the whole of Mayor Vujetic's experience, he deserves the benefit of the doubt. Do not blame the D. T.s. Chalk this one up to ignorance.

Santa Claus coming down government's chimney and balancing the books makes as much sense as vampires. This Santa Claus legend is held as gospel by most of Burlington's local elected. When Santa fails to show, raise taxes. If you still find coal in your stocking, go the bank and plead for a loan to meet the government payroll.

Knowing the whole of Burlington's experience, it is not so easy to isolate the cause of the problem. You could blame the D. T.s, ignorance, or a combination of both.

People in Zarozie are worried about vampires. Most people in Burlington are not worried about Santa Claus accounting with public money.

We elect and re-elect the ignorant and intoxicated. We too should be worried.

Would it do any good to hang garlands of garlic in voting booths?

Klaus Dracula

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28 November

All Aglow Over Our Ruins


Burlington Joins Greece In Illuminating Ruin

Spike,

The road to local government fiscal folly is often paved with foundation seed funding.

The Ad Vertiser reports a local foundation has donated $100K to light the skyline of downtown Burlington. Where the other $400K to string the bulbs will come from remains to be seen. Who will pay the ongoing electric bill if the lights ever do get turned on?

Considering the condition of many buildings in downtown Burlington, this may prove entertaining. Not all neglected structures collapse during daylight.

Beware and keep a light shining on City Hall budget items.

Thomas A. Tesla

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Obama On The Move - Country Destruction on the Move


Spike:

Here’s another reason not to like the Obama backdoor destruction of our country: 6,125 Proposed Regulations and Notifications Posted in Last 90 Days--Average 68 per Day.

Of course CNS isn’t funded by the government or tied in with the mainstream liars club, the American press. I also see where Holder sat on the Petraeus affair until after the election; so little old Obama could dupe the liberals and entitlement crowd again.

All presidents have their problems but this current one is just amazing with all the scandals and misdeeds by his henchmen along with his shredding of the constitution and again, those knowing nothing but the name “Obama” put him back in office for four more years of destructive behavior to ruin the lives of future Americans simply because they want government to care for them from cradle to grave without ever providing for themselves.

What a mess we’ve got!

OL

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McCain: Rice Admitted Access to Benghazi Intel That ‘Clearly Contradicted’ Her Statements





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21 November

The End of Iowa's Republican Presidential Straw Poll


Satan Steve Scheffler & Balloon Bob Vander Plaats Neutered

Spike,

“I think the straw poll has outlived its usefulness,” Mr. Branstad said of the 33-year-old GOP ritual. “It has been a great fundraiser for the party but I think its days are over.”…

This will not please false prophets profiting from the fringe. "Donate" to my tin foil hat 501(c)4 and my sheep will bleat for you at the straw poll. With only the precinct caucus process left to sell, their income faces a drastic reduction.

What are the implications? What of some of the bigger profiteers off the process?

Satan Steve Scheffler and Balloon Bob Vander Plaats are facing a huge shrinkage of the market. Will they fight over the reduced spoils, or arrange a merger made in hell?

Republican presidential candidates should be pleased. They will not be expected to make a ritual, late summer blood sacrifice to Iowa's balmy political bandits. The candidates' money will not be wasted. A candidate's public pandering to hell's organizers of Bedlam will not be used against them in subsequent primaries and the general election.

The national Republican Party made its displeasure with Iowa's madness known at its 2012 convention in Tampa. If the Republicans make Iowa no longer first, the Democrats will follow. Ending the Iowa Republican Straw Poll is a positive effort to keep Iowa's status as first in the nation.

The Governor is advocating the right thing for more than just his party.

Morey Fields

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More Bad News - State Fair Deep Fried Twinkie In Jeopardy


“Deep-fried Twinkies are quite a popular thing,” said Larry Fyfe, the concessionaire who brought the concoction to the Iowa State Fair in 2003, a year after it debuted at the Texas State Fair. Fyfe, already a purveyor of fried candy bars and Oreos, was inspired to add the treat. He estimates he sells 6,500 to 7,000 deep-fried Twinkies each year.

Late Tuesday, Hostess said it had failed to reach an agreement through mediation with its second-biggest union, which went on strike Nov. 9. At a hearing today, a bankruptcy court judge could decide whether Hostess can liquidate.

The demise of Hostess products would mean the loss not only of Fyfe’s deep-fried Twinkies, but also deep-fried Ho Hos and Hostess cupcakes."

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16 November

Ding Dongs Killed the Twinkie


Union Ho-HO's Have No Comment

Spike,

"Hostess Brands permanently closed three bakeries Monday, including a plant in St. Louis where 365 jobs were cut, in response to a bakers’ union strike that started Friday.

The bankrupt maker of Twinkies and Wonder bread said it’s trying to avert liquidating the entire company, and it shuttered three plants that were no longer able to produce and deliver products because of picket lines. The other plant closures are in Seattle and Cincinnati, where a combined 262 jobs were cut."

Liberals, rejoice. Junk food is being junked.

Food fascists First Lady Michelle Obama and Sec. of Agriculture Tom Vilsack's healthy eating blitzkrieg will benefit. What of all those out of work in St. Louis?

Once their savings run out their Section 8 housing welfare goes further in Burlington. State Senator Tom Courtney will see you are registered to vote. Vote as Senator Courtney tells you so more can join you on the bread line.

NK




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Obituary Alternative to the Dying Ad Vertiser


From Death There Is Life - Oops, Wrong Stage

Spike,

With the free online Ad Vertiser you got your money's worth. Pay to play to read advertising, views as news and magic brownie recipes online, no way.

Obituaries online are always a major draw. This is especially true in Iowa's fastest shrinking city. With so many moved away, they watch for old friends and distant relatives no more. All the online Ad Vertiser now displays of who died for free is a brief tease.

Local undertakers should set up a cooperative web site, Burlington Iowa Obituaries. Com.

All firms contributing would get equal billing along the opening page margins. A daily listing with a photo and brief statement concerning the departed would be shown. To learn more, you click on the name and go to a more complete summation of the deceased's life. The link would take you to whichever firm is handling the funeral.

The undertaker responsible could post the complete obituary surrounded by a promotion of their business. Online is not expensive ink on paper restrictive. Families can say more about their loved one departed without paying the Ad Vertiser to do so.

If local undertakers set up such a web site, it would be a great service at low cost to their living customers and those with ties living elsewhere. Such a cooperative obituary web site would also be good promotion for the respective businesses involved. Such a web site would be a good for the community at large.

The sooner online alternatives are offered to the odoriferous decay on South Main, the sooner our community may be reborn.

April Flowers

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Surprise! Jobless Claims Up 78,000 Week After Election; PA, OH Worst Hit


How's Them O'Flakes Now?

"The Department of Labor has announced that new jobless claims rose by a staggering 78,000 in the first week after the election, reaching a seasonally-adjusted total of 439,000.

From the Department of Labor press release this morning:

In the week ending November 10, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 439,000, an increase of 78,000 from the previous week's revised figure of 361,000. The 4-week moving average was 383,750, an increase of 11,750 from the previous week's revised average of 372,000."

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14 November

Jefferson Davis Obama


Spike,

"MOSCOW, November 24, (2008) (RIA Novosti) - A leading Russian political analyst has said the economic turmoil in the United States has confirmed his long-held view that the country is heading for collapse, and will divide into separate parts.

Professor Igor Panarin said in an interview with the respected daily Izvestia published on Monday: "The dollar is not secured by anything. The country's foreign debt has grown like an avalanche, even though in the early 1980s there was no debt. By 1998, when I first made my prediction, it had exceeded $2 trillion. Now it is more than 11 trillion. This is a pyramid that can only collapse."

"Less than a week after a New Orleans suburbanite petitioned the White House to allow Louisiana to secede from the United States, petitions from seven states have collected enough signatures to trigger a promised review from the Obama administration."

From those who work to those who won't is costly.

The debt has exploded under Barrack Hussein Obama. Paying for socialism beyond your means with debt has deadly implications.

Barrack Hussein Obama has divide and rule encouraged class warfare. It was how Barrack Hussein Obama won in 2008 and 2012. Barrack's army of voters must be paid.

Barrack Obama's victories have delivered more welfare and debt. All hail Obamacare. Those working to pay for it are sick of it. Those working in the future will be crushed to pay off the debt. Rebellion is brewing.

Barrack Hussein Obama has done more to encourage division in this country than any since President Jefferson Davis of the Confederate States of America. If divide and rule remains the rule in America, will History repeat itself?

J. Longstreet

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Krauthammer: White House 'Held Affair Over Petraeus' Head' For Favorable Testimony On Benghazi





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13 November

Sweet's Look Through Myopic Glasses


No Magic Brownie Will Ever Make Benghazi Go Away

Spike:

Every time I read one of Mike’s editorial rants I get sick to my stomach. With his demented mind he somehow seems to think he’s Burlington’s surrogate for the New York Times in leading Burlington to the fiscal and immoral cliff by promoting a worthless administration with a plan to destroy America and nothing more.

One thing for sure Mike’s Messiah has proven one of Abe Lincolns most famous quotes as being partly correct, “You can fool some of the people some of the time and some of the people all of the time but you can’t fool all the people all of the time”. The part “some of the people all of time” has now been proven beyond a reasonable doubt.

Why would any one vote for a person totally incapable of managing the U.S. economy nor just about anything else relating to leading a nation. A person who wants to destroy us by saddling our children and grandchildren with so much debt that America may never recover. A man who cavorts with the trash peddlers living out in Hollywood producing and acting in movies that are mostly unfit for human eyes. The movie industry makes money off corrupting the youth of America by producing violent and sexually trashy movies that children watch because parents are too involved in their own warped lifestyles to control their children. A man that took one million dollars from the most anti woman person in the United States, Bill Maher and refused to return it.

The dimwitted administration has issued over 11,000 regulations so far by bypassing the congress and the constitution, just read some of these foolish regulations forced on American industry: .: U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works :: Issues :. People that voted for Obama have sold out their country and fellow citizens that will take future leaders years to rectify. The administration over the last 90 days has issued 68 regulations per day that will saddle our population with some of the most harmful socialistic trash regulations known to man. No wonder our economy is at a standstill and business is just sitting here in neutral looking forward to nothing but bad news from this administration.

Wake up America, with Obama we have no representation in government and a worthless press that doesn’t even attempt to tell people what this madman is doing to destroy the country. The American press is little different than that Hitler had back in the 30’s and 40’s. In America the press is leading the charge off the cliff while in Germany the press was forced to lie and toe the party line but not here in America. If it were just those that voted for this rotten administration I wouldn’t care but their dragging all the good people down with them and no one will be spared. The local press is just as guilty of misinformation by omission as is the NYT and many other left wing socialist papers published in the U.S.

Why would any knowing citizen vote for a the person trying to destroy them? What this means is people are totally in the dark about Obama and what he stands for and it’s basically the liberal run education system and the evil press that fails to print the truth along with most of the television news outlets including news magazines.

We have a madman with an agenda leading the country and now were faced with another four years of economic failure and further chaos and the sad part is Mike fails to mention the five million jobs lost and the twenty-two million added to the food stamp rolls over the first four years of Obama, not to mention the 5.4 million added to the disability rolls under Obama.

One should look at the picture below and ask themselves why could this happen and why Obama watched it happen in real time blaming it on a piece of film no one had seen. Mr. Obama did nothing why this ambassador played the sacrificial lamb for a failed foreign policy even after many requests for more protection prior to the planned attack.

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People voted for Obama because the press shielded the public from these events trying to protect their Messiah as they have always the local paper included, of course along with their warped editorial page.

DS

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Top U.S. General Investigated for 'Inappropriate' Emails to Petraeus Friend


Target of Broadwell's Threats Involved Linked to General John Allen

"In a new twist to the Gen. David Petraeus sex scandal, the Pentagon said Tuesday that the top American commander in Afghanistan, Gen. John Allen, is under investigation for alleged “inappropriate communications” with a woman who is said to have received threatening emails from Paula Broadwell, the woman with whom Petraeus had an extramarital affair.

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said in a written statement issued to reporters aboard his aircraft, en route from Honolulu to Perth, Australia, that the FBI referred the matter to the Pentagon on Sunday.

Panetta said that he ordered a Pentagon investigation of Allen on Monday.

A senior defense official traveling with Panetta said Allen’s communications were with Jill Kelley, who has been described as an unpaid social liaison at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., which is headquarters to the U.S. Central Command."

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FBI Agent in Petraeus Case Under Scrutiny


Key FBI Agent on Petraeus Case Actually Sent ‘Shirtless Photos’ to Petraeus Friend Jill Kelly

"The federal agent who launched the probe that eventually led to David Petraeus’ resignation as director of the CIA was taken off the case indefinitely over the summer after his superiors became concerned that he may be personally involved in the case, The Wall Street Journal reports, citing “officials familiar with the probe."

New details about how the Federal Bureau of Investigation handled the case suggest that even as the bureau delved into Mr. Petraeus's personal life, the agency had to address conduct by its own agent—who allegedly sent shirtless photos of himself to a woman involved in the case prior to the investigation.

FBI officials declined to identify the agent, so he couldn't be reached to give his side of the story. The agent is now under investigation by the Office of Professional Responsibility, the internal-affairs arm of the FBI, according to two officials familiar with the matter."

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Holder Knew of Petraeus's Affair for Months


The Reason Holder May Not Have the Gas to Go the Distance in Obama Round 2


"Reports claim that Attorney General Eric Holder learned of the investigation into CIA Director David Petraeus' affair with Paula Broadwell during the summer of 2012 but said nothing.

Allegedly, Holder and the rest of the DOJ, including the FBI, sat on the news of the affair until election day, when officials finally informed Director of National Intelligence James Clapper. "

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Odd? Romney Got ZERO Votes In 59 Precincts in Philly, and 9 Precincts in Ohio


"Mitt Romney’s demographic troubles have, by this point, been well-rehearsed by practically every pundit across the political spectrum. However, even in his most troubled demographic (black voters, where Romney was trounced 94-6), the GOP nominee could probably comfort himself that at least – contrary to some polls – he didn’t get 0 percent.

But what if there are parts of the country where Romney not only got zero percent of the vote (a possibility in the case of vote totals so small that rounding renders them null), but actually got literally zero votes? For the nominee of a major party, that would be truly extraordinary – so extraordinary, in fact, that it would strain credulity."

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Economic Salvation by Section 8 Housing


Spike,

"Betty Bottiger, who works in HUD’s regional office in Kansas City, Kan., noted that the agency’s “housing vouchers” no longer are called “Section 8 housing vouchers” by HUD."

Changing the name does not change the game.

"She noted that the intent of the HUD voucher program is to limit to 30 percent the amount of a low-income household’s resources that goes to rent. The voucher then pays the remaining portion of the rent so the members of the household have money to meet other household needs, like food, shoes and clothes.

“So it truly is, I think, an economic development stimulus that comes into the community. It has economic implications,” Bottiger said."

Your money is taken from you by taxation. Your money is given to somebody else. Many of those receiving your money are suffering a workphobia disorder disability. HUD and other government employees get jobs to give away your money. Government employees get better pay and benefits than private sector workers doing similar work.

Welfare recipients relocate to your community. Crime goes up in your community. This creates more government jobs in the criminal justice system. Your state and local taxes are raised. Your house is robbed. You get mugged. Etc.

Just like the empty lot Manor Mall, Section 8 housing has economic development by government implications.

Tripp Quick

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11 November

Thank A Veteran Today


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So Others May Prosper


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09 November

Sifting Through the Wreckage


"There is, in hard truth, something here. That half the country was prepared to reelect a manifestly failed president whose personal incapacities, like the incapacities of the bloated governmental bureaucracies over which he presided, were on full display in the weeks before the election, and in venues ranging from North Africa to Staten Island, is a very disturbing “indicator,” as the pollsters like to say. That a goodly proportion of that half of America seemed susceptible to the Obama campaign’s class warfare is also disturbing. But perhaps most disturbing of all is the exit-poll data showing that a healthy majority of the electorate believed Obama more capable than Romney of handling foreign crises: and this, after the lethal fiasco of Benghazi, itself the embodiment of an ideologically driven pusillanimity in foreign policy that has been on display since the president’s apologize-for-America tour at the beginning of his first term. “Missing greatness,” it turns out, is not just a function of who’s in charge. It’s a result of democratic citizens’ not paying attention. Or worse, it’s the result of citizens’ suffering such severe ideological glaucoma that they cannot see what is in front of them."

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48 Hours of Job Losses - More to Follow


How Are Your Retirement Investments Doing Since Obama Won?

"In the last 48 hours, the following major corporations have announced layoffs in America:
• Westinghouse -
• Research in Motion Limited -
• Lightyear Network Solutions -
• Providence Journal -
• Hawker Beechcraft -
• Boeing (30% of their management staff) -
• CVPH Medical Center -
• US Cellular -
• Momentive Performance Materials -
• Rocketdyne -
• Brake Parts -
• Vestas Wind Systems -
• Husqvarna -
• Center for Hospice New York -
• Bristol-Meyers -
• OCE North America -
• Darden Restaurants -
• United Blood Services Gulf -

And more:
* Caterpillar Inc. will close its plant in Owatonna Minn.
* Mount Pleasant’s Albrecht Sentry Foods
* The Target store at Manassas Mall Va.
* Millennium Academy in Wake Forest NC
* Target Closing Kissimmee FL Location
* The Andover Gift Shop in Andover MA
* Grand Union Family Markets Closing Storrs Location CT
* Movie Scene Milford Location NH
* Update: TE Connectivity Closing Greensboro Plant – 620 Layoffs Expected
* Gomer’s Fried Chicken in South Kansas City
* Kmart in Homer Glen
* Fresh Market on Pine Street in Burlington
* AGC Glass North America to permanently close its Blue Ridge Plant Kingsport TN
* The Target store at Platte and Academy in Colorado Springs
* The Roses store on Reynold Road in Winston-Salem NC
* Meanders Kitchen losing its West Seattle location at 6032 California Ave
* Bost Harley-Davidson at 46th Avenue North & Delaware Ave. West Nashville TN
* Townsend Booksellers in Oakland
* The Kmart store in Parkway Plaza off University Drive in Durham NC – 79 Jobs Lost

To see even more companies that announced layoffs since the election, visit the Daily Job Cuts page."

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08 November

Reason to Stop Your Hawkeye Subsciption


Stop The Spread of MSM Social Disease

The Ad Vertiser is going to become a paid online system of storytelling. This will be an ideal time for everyone to repay the Main Street Media's socialist agenda.

You don't need the newspaper for the ads, everyone that advertises has an online presence. The stores have their weekly ads online, the funeral homes have a website, sports networks have real reporters and arrest records are online.

Wouldn't it be far more convenient to make a phone call or look online than to support a socialist organization bent on destroying American principles?

Or maybe we should start adding free advertising to our website. All we need is the PDF file from the advertisers. Everyone can submit their ads.

This small step would cut right to the chase of what advertising is created for while eliminating the social disease that has been found by two consulting firms to be detrimental to Burlington's future.

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07 November

Election Signals Start of Economic Free Fall


The Future is Dark

On September 28 I made the following predictions:

If Barack Obama is re-elected to office:

1. He will add over $9 trillion dollars in new debt

2. it will take 40+ years to pay it off if there is no additional debt

3. if the European Union doesn't totally collapse

4. and if the United States survives.

These predictions have not changed and are far more complex today than they were back on September 28th. Now we have the Benghazi Massacre and cover-up, a lame duck session of Congress, the end of the Bush tax cuts and sequestration coming home to roost in January. And all that happens before the anointed one's inauguration.

Barack Obama is going to continue to foment racism, anger and division of the American people in order to facilitate his socialist agenda. All of the criminals and radical elements that make up the President's inner circle will still be there.

Foreign policy crises are looming. War with Iran is on the horizon.

We're broke. Your great grandchildren are screwed.

A lot of American companies are going to crash over Obamacare. They have been poised to make a move. The election sealed their fate. There is no alternative.

If you think this guy is the Messiah you will learn the hard way. So enjoy your Obama phone, food stamps, welfare and the rest of the handouts you don't deserve.

Redistribution of wealth will take your money right along with mine.

By then, it will be too late. Obama owns this mess and he doesn't posses the skill set to fix it.

Spike

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05 November

Last Minute Consideration For American Voters - This Man Called For Help From Barack Obama


This Is How Barack Obama's Infinite Wisdom In Apology-Based Foreign Policy Worked Out For Our Ambassador

Largest Scandal in Our History of A Sitting President


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Can you tell me any reason in this world Barack Obama deserves any more than 1 more day?

Spike

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From November 5, 2008


The Jerk To The Left Will Be Treacherous

People are so hungry for something different politically. Anything that they can cling to, whatever it might be, that might make their lives better in some small way.

But the Obama campaign chant has been very problematic. Obama makes it sound good but he never offered us any substance of a reality check. His plate is full of huge issues and the ramifications are far more serious than people want to believe. And he has no experience effecting policy.

But people were so desperate, they wanted to believe.

Democrats have an incredible responsibility to do what’s right. And that is something I am not optimistic about because their recent track record is so dismal. Just as dismal as George Bush. The next bailout could be abject poverty for millions of Americans.

People want to believe the supposed magic.

But magic is nothing more than an illusion. The proof comes with performance.

And like Missourians say, "Show me."

Spike

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The Period for Accountability - Financial Reasons Tom Courtney Has to Go


Time For Blow Hard Gas Bag of Unrepentant Misbehavior To Be Sent Home

Ethanol - Great River Resources Tax Giveaway
Tom Courtney conspired with Tim Hoschek, Dennis Hinkle and Brian Tapp to obtain a 20-year tax abatement for the local ethanol plant, Great River Resources. Only after the Hoschek and Tapp fraud was exposed, was the contract amended. Courtney disappeared and his complicity forgotten.

Railroad Lawsuit
Tom Courtney jumped on Crooks Bruce Slagle and Scott Power’s bandwagon to proclaim the railroad lawsuit was about jobs. Courtney attended a secret meeting at city hall to endorse the lawsuit touting the lawsuit was about jobs. Later, under oath, Slagle freely admitted the lawsuit was never about the jobs.

Manor Mall
Tom Courtney petitioned the Governor and his state senate cronies to extend a grandfather clause to the former eminent domain laws so that the city of Burlington could forcibly evict homeowners in order to sell the property to a private company. That company later left town and the taxpayers were on the hook for over $6 million in bad debt.

Iowa Film Office
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Tom Courtney and his brother Jerry, a certified financial planner, sat on the Iowa Department of Economic Development board of directors. Tom Courtney also sat as the vice-chairman of the Iowa Senate oversight committee. Both Courtneys sat befuddled while the film office multi-million dollar heist was in progress. Millions of taxpayer dollars were lost. Both Courtneys are still befuddled after the heist and are still unrepentant to this day.

The Iowa School Board Association
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The Iowa School Board Association ran wild with fraud and cronyism and again, Courtney was looking to see if the part in his hair was straight and greased down. At least until the FBI entered the case. Senator Harkin was involved and all received campaign donations to disregard the issue.

Voter Fraud
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Tom Courtney claimed there was no voter fraud even though all of Tim Hoschek’s dead relatives continue to file their absentee ballots and Courtney cruised nursing homes and Aspen Grove cemetary for absentee voters. The DCI has continued to find or arrest more illegal voters.

Touch Play Video Gaming
Tom Courtney advocated Touch Play Gaming. 6,000 gambling machines were installed wherever children could play them. When it came time to ban the machines, Courtney voted to keep them for the windfall tax revenue the Democrats could play with. Iowa repaid touch play machine investors millions in compensation.

Ramona Cunningham and CEITC
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Aging Resources of Central Iowa Aging Resources of Central Iowa (ARCI) prepaid expenses by establishing accounts with several vendors and purchasing gift cards rather than return unspent funds to the state treasury at the end of the fiscal year. The state auditor investigated and found this behavior violated both state and federal law. Ramona Cunningham is in federal prison. Tom Courtney bought a new Corvette.

Senator Tom Courtney has been intimately involved in some of the largest scandals involving taxpayer dollars in Iowa history. If he had done this in private industry his complicity would have resulted in Federal prison time for ignoring and concealing his fiduciary responsibility.

It's time for the penalty phase to begin. Tom Courtney needs to be voted out on Tuesday.

Spike

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CBS Releases Previously Withheld Portion of ’60 Minutes’ Interview in Which Obama Refuses to Call Benghazi a Terrorist Attack





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03 November

Exclusive White House Situation Room Audio File For 9/11


Four People Died Including Our Ambassador

Here is the exclusive audio file when the phone call for help came to the White House situation room.

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Nobody better tell the NYT editorial board about the Waffle House Index


Wall Street Journal Debunks Moronic NYT;s A Big Storm Requires Big Government

WSJ from September 1, 2012 -

"When a hurricane makes landfall, the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency relies on a couple of metrics to assess its destructive power.

First, there is the well-known Saffir-Simpson Wind Scale. Then there is what he calls the "Waffle House Index."

Green means the restaurant is serving a full menu, a signal that damage in an area is limited and the lights are on. Yellow means a limited menu, indicating power from a generator, at best, and low food supplies. Red means the restaurant is closed, a sign of severe damage in the area or unsafe conditions."

All the MSM idiots couldn't put Humpty together again.

Spike


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Report: Obama never convened counterterrorism task force during Benghazi attack


Benghazi Is The Single Biggest Scandal to Involve A Sitting U.S. President In Our Lifetime

This piece is as noteworthy for its sourcing as it is for its substance. The dam’s starting to break.

“The [Counterterrorism Security Group] is the one group that’s supposed to know what resources every agency has. They know of multiple options and have the ability to coordinate counterterrorism assets across all the agencies,” a high-ranking government official told CBS News. “They were not allowed to do their job. They were not called upon.”…

Counterterrorism sources and internal emails reviewed by CBS News express frustration that key responders were ready to deploy, but were not called upon to help in the attack…

Another senior counter terrorism official says a hostage rescue team was alternately asked to get ready and then stand down throughout the night, as officials seemed unable to make up their minds.

A third potential responder from a counter-terror force stationed in Europe says components of AFICOM — the military’s Africa Command based in Stuttgart, Germany — were working on course of action during the assault. But no plan was put to use…

“The response process was isolated at the most senior level,” says an official referring to top officials in the executive branch. “My fellow counterterrorism professionals and I (were) not consulted.”

..."Inexplicably, they also didn’t call on their rapid-reaction counterterrorism coordination squad, the Foreign Emergency Support Team, even though the consulate attack was, um, (a) foreign and (b) an emergency that (c) required support. So confused was the administration response, in fact, that CBS claims the FBI got a call from someone in Hillary’s office during the attack asking that agents be sent in, even though the compound hadn’t been secured yet and nothing by way of coordination with Defense and State had been arranged. And before you ask: No, I don’t know either why State would have thought to call the FBI while CSG and FEST were standing by waiting to be consulted. "

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I'm Going to Vegas


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02 November

'Troubling' Libyan Surveillance Before Benghazi Attack


Well Respected Foreign Policy Magazine Uncovers Lbyan guards 'Casing the Place'

Sensitive documents found amid the wreckage of the U.S. consulate shine new light on the Sept. 11 assault that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans.


"BENGHAZI, Libya — More than six weeks after the shocking assault on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi -- and nearly a month after an FBI team arrived to collect evidence about the attack - the battle-scarred, fire-damaged compound where Ambassador Chris Stevens and another Foreign Service officer lost their lives on Sept. 11 still holds sensitive documents and other relics of that traumatic final day, including drafts of two letters worrying that the compound was under "troubling" surveillance and complaining that the Libyan government failed to fulfill requests for additional security."

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01 November

Surprise: September Jobs Numbers Inflated


"The payroll data firm ADP, which recently became partners with Moody’s Analytics, revised their estimate of the September jobs created down from 162,000 to 88,200. That new number is considerably less than the Labor Department’s count of 114,000, which included 104,000 from the private sector.

...ADP is taking no chances this time; they will announce their October count on Thursday before the Labor Department announces theirs on Friday. ADP said its new reports will offer a more detailed breakdown of the numbers while they increase the numbers of businesses analyzed.

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Glenn Beck to Media Outlets Sitting on Damning Benghazi Emails: Release Them or Be Exposed


"During his Wednesday evening broadcast, Glenn Beck revealed that he and his network, TheBlaze, are absolutely certain based on “very well-sourced information” that two media outlets — one a network — do indeed have emails proving the Obama White House gave orders to “stand down” during the terror attack in Benghazi.

Beck said it is incumbent upon those media outlets to release the information and provide Americans with the truth, rather than shield the president. If they refrain from doing so, Beck said he will “expose them.”"




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Hemorrhagic Green Energy Fever


Spike,

"Ethanol producers are reporting losses, caught between high prices for corn and low prices for the fuel.

Valero Energy of San Antonio said Wednesday that it lost $73 million at its 10 ethanol plants in the third quarter, compared with operating income of $107 million for ethanol in the same quarter last year."

The government's Stalinist economic demands for green are being slaughtered by market forces. Green energy is vomiting red ink.

How long will Des Moines County's tax breaks by local Democrats made it possible ethanol plant last? If it fails, what cost to local taxpayers?

Mazzie King

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