Burlington Derailed — The Continuing Story

31 January

"We Do Skeet Shooting All The Time" Should Have Been The Clue To The Lie


Words Spoken By People That Claim to Know Most Always Display Ignorance of The Subject

Spike,

"In a recent interview, President Barack Obama tried to blow off criticism for his gun control push with a revelation of regular firearm use. "Yes, in fact, up at Camp David, we do skeet shooting all the time," he claimed.

Winter's eyewitness told her, "The only time he shot skeet was for President's Cup [a presidential Marine guards competition]. I was there. He stayed for about five minutes, and couldn't leave fast enough."

Obama the Prevaricator's latest claim, "up at Camp David, we do skeet shooting all the time" is probably one of the funniest things this ham hock president ever claimed.

Once he tripped the trigger on that 12 gauge loaded with a 2-3/4" skeet load with #9 shot, it probably swung his skinny ass in a 180 and the Secret Service probably stopped the whole shebang due to self preservation when they found themselves looking down the barrel of a shotgun.

GJ

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29 January

Teacher and Government Marriage in Iowa


Spike:

If any Iowan has wondered why little if anything is accomplished to improve Iowa education please read the following three paragraphs in an article published by the Public Interest Institute and then continue reading the rest of the letter.

"Governor Branstad’s 2012 education reform proposal faced stiff resistance from entrenched factions in the traditional Iowa education establishment, specifically the teachers and government-worker unions. As a powerful, well-funded force in local, state, and national politics – these unions are engaged in a continuous battle to resist educational reform and defend the status quo. And all their money goes to the Democrats.

Financed in Iowa by millions of dollars taken from teachers’ and other government workers’ paychecks, the Iowa State Education Association (ISEA) and American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) unions’ political action committees (PACS) contribute heavily to local, state, and federal elected officials, whether partisan or non-partisan elections. Once elected with teacher and bureaucrat money, these officials decide how much money to pay the teachers and bureaucrats. This nice, tight circle leaves out the source of the money – the taxpayers.

Who does the PAC money go to? The elected officials the unions contribute to are nearly 100 percent Democrats. As a result the Democrats in the Iowa Legislature do not support education reform or school choice, but advocate strongly for higher taxes, increased teacher pay, smaller class sizes, new buildings, and correspondingly higher numbers of well-paid administrators – through the numbers of students educated in Iowa continues to fall and though student achievement remains stagnant. The individuals hired by government money and the appointed administrative officials then contribute to the unions from their paychecks. And around the money goes."

We have a classic example of this money transfer from government unions to politicians right here in Burlington where the Democrats and their union paymasters have had ample time to destroy our school system, tax the citizens to death, destroy the streets, bridges with millions of tax dollars wasted on dimwitted dreams of grandeur such as the Manor fiasco, and this poor management continues because those elected from local union organizations as well as the school system are the same people bought and paid for by government unions and only have union special interest on their minds in order to sustain the money supply for reelection and teacher pay without merit or any standards.

Government unions and democrats are an immoral marriage that is destroying our states, counties, federal government and of course the education of our children in Iowa.

Wisconsin’s Republican governor, Scott Walker, received little sympathy from the media for his public employee union reforms, but he had one thing going for him, and it proved all—important to his surprisingly easy victory. His critics promised that the sky would fall, but by the time his recall election rolled around, his changes had already freed up tens of millions of dollars in school districts’ budgets across the state. They could now use the money to educate children and prevent teacher layoffs instead of paying tribute to the state’s powerful teachers’ unions. I wonder how much the Columbus Junction school district could reap if the teacher union/Democrat marriage were broken in Iowa.

It would probably free up millions for education wasted on the immoral relationship between the teacher unions and their Democratic paymasters.

Conservative ideas are working in conservative states—the 22 right-to-work states (before Indiana and Michigan adopted right-to work laws), which essentially produced all of America’s net job growth over the last decade. Conservative ideas are also working today in liberal places like the District of Columbia, where privately-run charter schools are outperforming and rapidly supplanting an abysmal union-controlled public system that utterly failed at least two generations of schoolchildren. I wonder how long Iowa will continue to tolerate the immoral relationship between teacher unions and their Democratic paymasters that have put themselves first while lowering the chances of a good education for the children in Iowa.

Until Iowa taxpayers wake up and smell the stench emulating from the teacher union and the Democrats nothing will improve for Iowa’s children educationally while the cost continues to reach new heights for failure. Currently here in Burlington it costs about $12,000 per year per student while private schools cost less than half that amount; so the citizens of Iowa have a plate full of political motivated teachers and money hungry Democrats ruining the education of their children. All the bricks and mortar wasted in Burlington on new schools has yet to produce a quality product and the system is still substandard at best. The children of Iowa are paying a heavy price for the loser relationship between the Democrats and the teachers while the taxpayers are also getting robbed of their money through excess taxes and fees used to bind the teachers with the Democrats in their immoral relationship of greed and egotism.

HJ

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Obama the Hustler


$1.4 BILLION Spent On The Obamas In 2011 – British Taxpayers Only Spent 57.8 Million On The Royal Family


Spike:

Here are some facts that will sicken most taxpayers because our “Royal Family” is living much better and costly than the real Royal Family.

Are the American taxpayers being duped by this president and his family lifestyle while many Americans can’t afford to live at substandard levels. Obama and family are a good example of the abuse in government spending at all levels. This president thinks he has a right to squander money stolen from the American taxpayers for the constant high living only affordable by the upper 1% of which the Obama’s are not part of but take our tax dollars to act out their fantasy lifestyle.

I bet some of those left to rot on the vine after the East Coast Hurricane could of used some of the money the first family has wasted enjoying the good life at the expense of the taxpayers. Obama has no compassion and anyone who thought he did is a bigger hypocrite than he is.

FG

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28 January

Old Toothless


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26 January

Harkin Won't Run


Seeing the mounting public outrage over his Iowa State scandal and the double nutcracker the Obama administration got hit with on Friday, Senator Harkin has decided to fold his tent and run for his condo in Vero.

No super majority needed for this one.

Bye.

Now git!

Spike

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25 January

The Side Effects of Benghazi Fever


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23 January

Crystal Ball


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Obama Deal Makers


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22 January

Obama Is No Martin Luther King


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"Never get between my wife and a tamale" - Barack Obama


or lobster, a filet or that warm chocolate mousse dessert.............




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Ad Vertising Downtown Burlington


Spike,

The Sunday Ad Vertiser was trumpeting praises of downtown Burlington. More people will be living in downtown Burlington.

In a shrinking city with an excess of housing it makes little sense to build more downtown. Are that many new Section 8 people coming from Gary and East St. Louis? If you took away all the government subsidies, would this be happening?

Killgore Trout's inspiration for the article may have come from being hit on the head along Jefferson Street by a falling brick.

C.O. Lapps

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21 January

Lining Up Early for Inauguration


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19 January

We're On Fire


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18 January

Miss Rudd


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Obama Jobs Council hits 1 year without official meeting


Surprised? Shouldn't be - Nothing To See Here - Move Along

"President Barack Obama's Jobs Council hit a notable milestone on Thursday: one year without an official meeting. The 26-member panel is also set to expire at the end of the month, unless Obama extends its tenure.

The group, formally known as the President's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness, last convened on Jan. 17, 2012 for a White House session where it presented formal recommendations to Obama. It was the panel's fourth official meeting since it was created in early 2011."

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16 January

I'll Do Whatever It Takes For Me To Be King


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15 January

Kommandant Obama To Release 19 Executive Orders On Wednesday


Bottom Feeder Uses Kids to Deploy Communist Doctrine

Our criminal monarch, Hussein Obama, plans to release 19 executive orders tomorrow regarding gun control using children as a backdrop.

And finally, someone has the balls to start serious discussions about Articles of Impeachment.

But still no mention of drunk newspaper editors or drunk ex-mayors and the harm they can instill on the citizenry or our childrens' future.

Spike

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Perp Walk - Janet Hasson Newspaper Publisher


Judge Jeanine Calls 'Em Out

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Joe Biden: White House Has Identified 19 Executive Actions Obama Can Take on Guns


Nothing Mentioned About Drunk Newspaper Editors or Ex-Mayors

"The White House has identified 19 executive actions for President Barack Obama to move unilaterally on gun control, Vice President Joe Biden told a group of House Democrats on Monday, the administration’s first definitive statements about its response to last month’s mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School."

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Los Angeles Daytime High Only Hits 50





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14 January

Senator Harkin's Double Barrel Security Risk


Spike,

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"LADY Gaga risked sparking outrage when she wore a bra with plastic assault rifles for cups — less than a month after 26 people lost their lives in a US school shooting."

You recently linked to Lady Gaga doing a fund raiser for Senator Tom Harkin. If Lady Gaga comes with a pair of .45's strapped to her dressed to kill, does this present a security risk?

A. (CP) Thompson

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10 January

1+6 = Pole Dancer Steve Delaney


Spike,

Here’s the list of jobs with the highest rates of psychopathy:

1. CEO
2. Lawyer
3. Media (Television/Radio)
4. Salesperson
5. Surgeon
6. Journalist
7. Police Officer
8. Clergy person
9. Chef
10. Civil Servant

HM

This must be new math. You are assuming #1 and #6 to be true when in fact they are variables. So this becomes an equation.

And we all know how liberal math works, it's all George Bush's fault.

Spike


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Democrat Iowa Gun Grabber Caught in Denial Lie

"We Need to Take Them"

Democrat Caught In Lie Does What They Do - Lie Some More!


Spike,

"According to WHO Radio’s Simon Conway, Muhlbauer told him the quotes were “taken out of context” and he is “pro-Second Amendment”. Conway invited Muhlbauer to appear on his Tuesday afternoon program, but the state representative declined.

Unfortunately for Rep. Muhlbauer, the Daily Times Herald has released the full audio of their interview him."

Only they should own guns, not you.

ML

Want to know what's wrong with the liberal media listen to the DJ.......

Spike


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Senator Goo-Goo and Lady Gaga - Gag Me!


Spike,

"DES MOINES—Need more evidence that Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) is preparing to run for a sixth term? The Cumming resident’s campaign committee, Citizens for Harkin, will hold its second Lady Gaga-related fundraiser next month.

Harkin plans to groove to Gaga’s music with lobbyists, Democratic donors and others who can afford at least $1,500 for a VIP ticket to Harkin’s suite at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C."

Will you be attending and reporting on this event, or is the the Ad Vertiser sending their music critic?

GB

Bob will attend. Driving the company Nash, he's paying for gas.

Spike


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08 January

Hammering Out a Flaw


Spike,

A hammer is a tool associated with honest work. Your map of Burlington showed too many hammers in areas where a disproportionate number of residents succeed in avoiding work at government expense.

This is an affront to those people who own and use hammers for honest labor.

MN

Mea Culpea!

Spike


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FBI: More People Killed with Hammers, Clubs Each Year than Rifles


"According to the FBI annual crime statistics, the number of murders committed annually with hammers and clubs far outnumbers the number of murders committed with a rifle."

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06 January

Barack Obama's $7 million Hawaii vacation is an insult to America's struggling middle class (Facing Obama Tax Increases)


Obama Does Because He Can -

My Question - Name A President That Did?

Obama Feels No Pain - Even The British See The Arrogance


"$16.4 trillion – that’s the latest figure for America’s massive national debt. Nearly $6 trillion of this debt was racked up in the first term of the Obama presidency – a 50 percent increase. It is horrifying to imagine what the debt will be when Obama leaves the White House in 2016, unless Congress has the willpower to stand in the way.

Meanwhile, as the world’s superpower is literally drowning in debt, President Obama is basking in the warmth of the beaches of Hawaii, at an exclusive resort way beyond the financial reach of most Americans. The president pays the cost of his own family’s accommodations, but there are a large number of associated costs which are paid from the public purse.

What is the actual cost of Obama’s lavish vacation to the American taxpayer? A staggering $7 million, according to veteran White House reporter Keith Koffler, who wrote in his blog earlier this week:

In a move that is rich in irony, President Obama agreed Tuesday night to sign an emergency deficit reduction bill that does almost nothing to rein in spending and then jetted out to Hawaii to resume his vacation at an extra cost of more than $3 million to taxpayers.

The price tag is in addition to more than $4 million that is already being spent on the Obamas’ Hawaii idyll, bringing the total cost of the excursion to well over $7 million.

The added cost was incurred because by the time the Obamas return from Hawaii – whenever that is – the president will have used Air Force One to travel to Honolulu and back twice."

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03 January

A Major Reason Not to Buy the Ad Vertiser


Spike,

I see Falcon is listing obits at his web site. As has long been suggested here, the Ad Vertiser alone is no longer the sole source for a listing of local obituaries.

You used to get online every penny of what the Ad Vertiser is worth. That is no longer the case. The Ad Vertiser recently put up an online pay wall. If the obits have been your major reason for subscribing to the Ad Vertiser, do so no longer.

Mort S. Rigor

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Mayor Can't Think of a Thing - No Plans for Burlington


Dudley Davidson Has No Plan - Not Here, Nothing to See, Move Along, Watch for Falling Bricks

Spike,

I see our mayor, when asked about the city's plans for 2013, "declined to offer any specifics on what he wants to accomplish for Burlington this year." However, the city manager "shares Davidson's desire to set the city on the path to financial viability."

Dudley only echoed the mayor-in-a-skirt Becky Anderson's earlier remarks.

This should not be news. Dudley never has a plan.

I don't know about a skirt......

L. E. Ming

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Political Real Estate Deal Protest


Spike,

"Up to 130,000 people have held rival marches in Hong Kong both for and against the city’s chief executive, Leung Chun Ying. Those protesting against him say he has misled the public over a controversial real estate issue."

Citizens in a single party system have taken to the streets. They are protesting a corrupt real estate deal. The date line is not Burlington involving a multimillion dollar mall debacle.

Why?

M. T. Lotz

Burlingtonians like that hopeless, helpless feeling the Democrats leave behind. It's like the lingering odor left at the trough. Nothing but used money.

Spike


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Obama & His Quest to Destory America


Obama's New Economic Normal

Hussein Obama is no more than a North Korean Communist despot hell bent on destroying the United States from within by the people too dumb to know better


Spike,

1. All-time record annual average gas price: In 2012, the average cost of a gallon of gas eclipsed the previous record by nine cents, bringing the annual average to $3.60.

Obama has done all he can to stifle the oil and gas industries along with coal and other carbon based natural resources. At the same time he has wasted billions on solar energy by constant failure of his solar energy policies that favor his large campaign donors over the American people. Obama is agenda driven and nothing is going to get in the way regardless of what happens to the country.

2. All-time record food stamp participation: As of last month, for the first time in American history, 47,710,324 individuals -- roughly one out of every seven people living in the United States -- now receive food stamps.

Obama’s social policies favor all citizens being dependent on government because that’s his socialist agenda which was well known prior to his two elections but he has now increased those dependent on government enough to offset people working for a living and those who don’t mind doing nothing and living off of the taxpayer.

3. All-time high youth unemployment: In the last four years, average youth unemployment eclipsed the previous record rising to 17.5% -- the highest ever in recorded U.S. history.

Obama doesn’t care if illegal aliens take the jobs formally done by America’s youth. After all he let a million or more of them stick around and take American jobs for the purpose of getting reelected again. Remember it’s all about the votes and money and has nothing to do with the aliens per se.

4. All-time high number of Americans no longer in the labor force: Never before in U.S. history have so many been sidelined from the workforce. Today, a record 88,921,000 Americans are no longer a part of the U.S. labor force.

Obama has encouraged American firms leaving for China and even his Jobs Czar backs this policy. Immelt and GE have shipped jobs to 42 countries outside the United States and now have exported the majority of their employees overseas and pay no U.S. income taxes at all. 60% of GE’s revenue comes from offshore operations. Readers can go here to read about GE: Offshore jobs boost GE, a W.H. ally

5. All-time record number of Americans collecting disability: Medical advancements and technological innovations have increased life expectancy and made workplaces safer. Still, the number of Americans collecting Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) has skyrocketed in the last four years. Today, a record 8,827,795 individuals collect a disability check averaging $1,130.34 a month.

The free loaders have found out when their unemployment expires they can claim a Social Security disability payment through lying and a government intent on breaking the system to further the socialistic agenda of the Obama administration. Everyone knows someone getting government checks through lies and false injuries with no intent to ever work again, that’s the Obama dream for America, these are his people.


6. All-time record number of Americans living in poverty: According to the U.S. Census Bureau, a record 46.2 million people in America are living in poverty, the highest number in the 53 years that the Census Bureau has collected the figure.

It’s only going to get worse as Obama’s term continues, that’s his plan. Communism breeds poverty. Look at Russia and North Korea.

7. All-time record U.S. debt: The last four years have exploded the U.S. debt to levels never seen before in American history. Presently, the United States is $16,400,000,000,000 in debt.

He now wants the power to raise the debt limit by circumventing congress because he doesn’t care about America and only wants to further destroy our country through his ignorance of economics and knowledge of America. Obama won’t be happy until were similar to other third world countries he adores.

GH


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02 January

Vicious Wal Mart Assault Goes Unreported by Ad Vertiser


Pole Dancer & Publisher Steve Delaney Protects Ad Revenues over Citizens

Spike:

Here’s another story that never appeared in the Hack Eye that happened a couple of weeks ago at Wal-Mart.

A young man was waiting in line in the return area when a minority couple showed up and accused him of cutting in front of them which was not true. Of course, the man indicated he had not cut in front of them and that was the end of that, he thought.

About a half hour later he was returning to his auto when the woman hit him in the head with a tire iron, a favorite of minorities at Wal-Mart. The man then proceeded to drag him across the pavement scratching him badly.

Anyway, the couple was arrested and thrown in jail and the young man went to the hospital with a concussion and other minor injuries. Nothing has been heard about the perpetrators and their probably out on the streets again waiting for the next assault they commit and the injured young man will probably be held accountable for the cost of his own beating. You can bank on nothing being printed in the Hack Eye regarding this incident.

Since nothing about this was reported in Burlington’s leftist newspaper most people are totally unaware of the many crimes that go unreported by the Hack Eye, crimes they try to hide from the readership for reasons only known by the Hack Eye and their agenda. Remember the gang robbery of the Gas Land on Summer Street, never reported even though there was a video of the people involved that was never mentioned by the police or anyone else, let alone the Hack Eye. The video was handed over to the police department and NOTHING ever happened, not even a request for the public's help to ID the perps.

It takes some real analysis to figure out what the Hack Eye intends with its news omissions and selective methods of news reporting. Maybe to the Hack Eye a young man getting assaulted by a minority couple isn’t news worthy; so why print it giving a warning to unsuspecting people shopping at Wal-Mart or anywhere else for that matter.

Just proves Burlington is no Mayberry of yesteryear any longer and any newspaper of substance should warn citizens of what is happening in the local area; so they can be on the alert when venturing out of doors.

The Hack Eye does print the arrests for stealing out at Wal-Mart; so why not the assaults or are they selecting the ones to print while leaving others unprinted.

Oh well, so much for a has been newspaper,

LM

Pole Dancer & Publisher Steve Delaney only has to pay a grunt intern $7.50/hr to cut and paste the crime logs for the filler needed between the ads. There is no news. Only recycled AP filler.

If Delaney OK'ayed a story about the minority crime wave, think of the backlash. The Kansas carpetbaggers would have to spend money to actually report the news and not sit in their chairs, like bots, cutting and pasting crap for their kommandant.

If Pole Dancer Delaney reports the crime wave, think of all the lost ad revenue from his bunch of suckers.

And that is what this is all about. There is no MSM - Main Street Media - watchdog.

The Ad Vertiser is a 3rd rate news repeater in a dying market segment of Iowa.

Spike


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01 January

Obama's New Economic Normal - All Time Records of Failed Leadership & Sheer Incompetence


Even The Bad Is Worse

1. All-time record annual average gas price: In 2012, the average cost of a gallon of gas eclipsed the previous record by nine cents, bringing the annual average to $3.60.

2. All-time record food stamp participation: As of last month, for the first time in American history, 47,710,324 individuals -- roughly one out of every seven people living in the United States -- now receive food stamps.

3. All-time high youth unemployment: In the last four years, average youth unemployment eclipsed the previous record rising to 17.5% -- the highest ever in recorded U.S. history.

4. All-time high number of Americans no longer in the labor force: Never before in U.S. history have so many been sidelined from the workforce. Today, a record 88,921,000 Americans are no longer a part of the U.S. labor force.

5. All-time record number of Americans collecting disability: Medical advancements and technological innovations have increased life expectancy and made workplaces safer. Still, the number of Americans collecting Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) has skyrocketed in the last four years. Today, a record 8,827,795 individuals collect a disability check averaging $1,130.34 a month.

6. All-time record number of Americans living in poverty: According to the U.S. Census Bureau, a record 46.2 million people in America are living in poverty, the highest number in the 53 years that the Census Bureau has collected the figure.

7. All-time record U.S. debt: The last four years have exploded the U.S. debt to levels never seen before in American history. Presently, the United States is $16,400,000,000,000 in debt.

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