Burlington Derailed — The Continuing Story

31 December

Bang!


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27 December

Lion King


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24 December

Launch The Alert Fighter


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Courtney for Governor and a Hilarious New Year to All


Spike,

"Why'd you ruin Christmas? The mere thought (Courtney for Governor) makes me vomit eggnog."

Governor Tom Courtney would make every day Halloween and Friday the 13th rolled into one. That would be a tragedy.

Who said anything about State Senator Courtney becoming Governor. A Courtney for Governor campaign would be a long running comedy.

Unlike Burlington, there are diligent, competent reporters elsewhere in Iowa. Candidate Courtney would face them all. Competent reporters would ask hardball questions, check response facts, check Courtney's record and report.

Real reporting would have all Iowa laughing at wire stories from the Courtney campaign. Readers of the Ad Vertiser perhaps would need to check other online Iowa new sources to get in on the joke.

After November come next December, you could be receiving seasons greetings from defeated Governor Courtney supporters. Remember those you used to get from the resigned Mayor's fan club. Those brought such laughter and year end cheer. The long forgotten day of the Edwards family piling on Derailed to clear the ex-Mayor's dirty laundry.

Ho-ho- ho, Courtney for Governor. Let 'er rip!

Sanity Claus

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A Christmas Card Especially for Burlington's Downtown Partners


Spike,

How did people ever brave those noisy steam locomotive whistles?

J Witte

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Odds of Burlington Retaining Amtrak Improve


But City Continues to Ignore Revenue Stream

Spike,

"The drive to build a passenger rail link between the Quad-Cities and Iowa City has hit a big obstacle.

A new analysis says construction costs for the Iowa Amtrak connection have grown to $125 million, $35 million more than what was projected just three years ago."

The state of Iowa has considered subsidizing a rail passenger route from Chicago to Omaha through Des Moines. If that ever happens, kiss Amtrak serving southern Iowa and Burlington farewell.

CJ

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A Play on Burlington


No Need to Travel Far

Spike,

"A theatergoer at London's Apollo Theatre said that people began screaming in the middle of a performance as the ceiling began collapsing onto viewers today."

Such drama has not happened for a while in Downtown Burlington. As the plot prods along, which building will be the next to collapse into Jefferson Street?

"Long Decades Journey Into Blight," the show must go on.

Eugene O' Ibsen

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The Problem WIth Goverment Cheese




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23 December

The Chicago Outfit Always Gets A Payback


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20 December

Making a Monkey of Voters


Spike,

" A Madison County grand jury indicted Kimberly "Baboon's ass" Readus for voter intimidation, destroying an absentee ballot, and attempting to remove an unsealed ballot box. Ms. Readus waived arraignment and posted a $20,000 bond. She is represented by Ed Blackmon."

Our State Senator Courtney has clearly stated his lack of concern for vote fraud. Why do we keep electing monkeys like Senator Courtney?

Babs Loon

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Voter Intimidation Alive In Iowa & Democrats Involved


Courtney, Heads Up! It's Some of Your Own!

Removes Unsealed Ballot Box - Sounds Like Lee County Anne Pedersen Stunt


Many liberals and MSM Ad Vertiser would have you believe vote fraud is fiction. It's not.

"A Madison County grand jury indicted Kimberly "Baboon's ass" Readus for voter intimidation, destroying an absentee ballot, and attempting to remove an unsealed ballot box. Ms. Readus waived arraignment and posted a $20,000 bond.

...Madison Justice Court Judge Bill Weisenberger fined her $1,000 and issued three thirty-day sentences against her after she was convicted of disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, and providing false information on November 25. The indictment states:

*Ms. Readus "shouted at poll workers" and destroyed a valid absentee ballot. Her actions allegeldy caused voters to leave the precinct without voting.

*She engaged in "the use of profanity and loud boisterous bullying tactics" which casused voters to leave the precinct without voting. She did so as a member of the Canton Democratic Executive Committee.

*Ms. Readus engaged in "corrupt conduct and an illegal act or acts, while acting as a member of the Canton Democratic Executive Committee, in that she attempted to physically remove an unsealed ballot box from the Madison County Courthouse."

Brownies anyone?

Spike

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Merry Christmas from Chuck





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Another One Bites The Dust


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19 December

State Senator Tom Courtney for Governor


Tyler Olson ends race for governor

Spike,

"Two other Democrats — state Senator Jack Hatch of Des Moines and former pastor Paul Dahl of Webster City — are the only announced candidates for governor. Another Democrat who ran unsuccessfully for the U.S. Senate in 2010 has said he may run for governor in 2014."

One Democrat wannabe governor has dropped out. That leaves room for more.

Senator Courtney, your time is now.

PU

Why'd you ruin Christmas? The mere thought makes me vomit eggnog.

Spike


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Special Interests Neuter Government


Spike:

It’s really getting scary with our government. I think government employees should not be able to vote. Welfare recipients shouldn’t be allowed to vote either because they all have a binding interest in voting for a socialist agenda just in order to keep their jobs and cash flow.

Government and welfare should never be allowed to vote in national elections because their votes have an entirely vested interest not available to the private sector.

AS




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Chicago Thug


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18 December

Gunboat Diplomacy


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17 December

Impeach Obama the Loser


Spike:

This president needs to be impeached and run out of town, Nixon was a saint compared to this narcissist currently living in our White House. How much more will the people tolerate from this incompetent fool?

Obama Has NOT been effective since Jan 1, 2009...Nada..Nein..
Economic Decline
Employment Decline
Manufacturing Decline
Military Readiness Decline
GDP Decline
Increased National Debt
Doubled the Deficit
Increased Taxes
Unaffordable Care Act
Fast and Furious
Benghazi
Boston Bombing
IRS, DOJ, DHS, NSA, CIA Targeting and Spying, including seizure of Private Records
Executive Power Abuse to circumvent the Constitution

AV

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Obama and Afghanistan


Spike:

Here’s another example of Obama and his legacy: Seventy-Three percent of the deaths to American service men and women have occurred in Afghanistan since Obama took office, in other words in 4 ½ years he has increased the death toll in Afghanistan to where 73 percent of the deaths have occurred on his watch. Seventy-three percent (73%) in 4 ½ years where only twenty-seven percent (27%) rounding out to 100% were from the Bush presidency, which was more than Obama’s time in office.

Also, the problem with obtaining the American Dream is Obama’s attempt at redistribution of wealth that is killing the American Dream and not health insurance as he seems to think it is. He’s killing 85% of the population that had health care for the purpose of redistribution of wealth to the 15% who can’t seem to find it even while living their entire lives off the taxpayers. Let’s face facts, entire generations of the 15% have made living off the taxpayers a career many of which have never wanted to join mainstream American and earn a living on their own. Even Obama used the taxpayers to further his education although he won’t release anything simply because he doesn’t want the taxpayers to know he owes them for his education and who known’s what else he got from taxpayers during his younger years because he has done all he can to hide the facts from the public.

If Obama cared anything about the American people he would never have pushed through such a economic and failed medical legislation to start with. His whole plan is to ruin the economy and make us a 3rd world country which he has already done with all his attempts at foreign affairs nothing but a bust, destroying the relationship we’ve had with our allies along with pissing off every other country he’s tried to befriend many of which are Muslim.

The only people Obama has help is the rich although he claims different but look at just who has gotten richer from Obama and his failed policies, the richest ten percent of the population has gotten it all with the exception of the welfare crowd who doesn’t pay for anything at all most of which don’t even work or look for work, not counting the handicapped and others that can prove their handicapped and unable to work. He could have help a lot by cracking down on the fraud in this country by the government and their programs rather than start just another run of the mill fraud generating bill. The guy is nothing but a loser and he’s determined to bring our country down to the level of 3rd world status.

A.S.

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Brian Terry Might Differ


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16 December

It Takes a Village


A Potemkin Village

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13 December

Mike's prediction of the Unemployment rate


Spike:

This current first claims for unemployment has risen back up to 368,000 for the week just past and here I thought Mike told us unemployment was going down just a few days ago, I must have been dreaming. Did he also say inflation is basically up to at least 10% although I think it’s much more but the people aren’t being told anything about it. We also have government printing up more and more money to keep Wall Street humming along while everything else is stagnate at best.

The American people need to get government out of the way because we have no leadership or competent government management running or solving any of American problems. Never in my life have I ever seen so many totally unqualified people hired to supposedly run our government. Just goes to prove hiring burnt out professors and other government types just doesn’t work and Obama has hired less private sector people than any president before him which explains why the Obama administration is a total failure.

Then we have Sebelius and Obamacare, does anyone actually believe she is still on the job after such a massive failure that is costing the taxpayers billions to fix. In the private sector she would have been long gone but Obama just doesn’t know anything about responsibility and most of his hires don’t know either. Even Obama, her boss didn’t meet with her for at least the past three years. His most important bill and he has nothing to say to the person managing it for three years prior to release.

Here’s a good reason the Obama administration is so incompetent and failure prone:

The percentage of each past president’s cabinet who had worked in the private business sector prior to their appointment to the cabinet. You know what the private business sector is a real-life business, not a government job. Here are the percentages:

T. Roosevelt……….38%
Taft………………….40%
Wilson ………………52%
Harding…………….49%
Coolidge…………… 48%
Hoover ……………..42%
F. Roosevelt………50%
Truman…………….50%
Eisenhower…………57%
Kennedy…………..30%
Johnson…………..47%
Nixon………………..53%
Ford…………………42%
Carter………………..32%
Reagan……………..56%
GH Bush…………. 51%
Clinton ……………39%
GW Bush………….55%

And the winner is:

Obama………….. 8% (No wonder there is so much corruption and failure in the Obama administration)

This helps to explain the incompetence of this administration: only 8% of them have ever worked in private business! Obama’s people are no better prepared for management than Obama himself another result of government unfitness for management. Working for government is nothing more than a cushy do nothing, never be responsible bureaucratic nightmare for the American people and to top it off it’s almost impossible to fire them no matter how incompetent they been proven to be and actually are. Just look at Sebelius who messed up her job by not taking care of her main responsibility and lied to congress just like Hillary did about Benghazi. I think that CGI was hired to do the job because Michelle Obama had a college classmate serving as Vice President at CGI and in typical Obama fashion friends get the bids no matter how incompetent and unqualified they may be.

Here’s another shady contract given to the husband of Senator Dianne Feinstein to increase their wealth.

A.S.

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Why Yes, It Is All About Me! How Could You Tell?


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12 December

Let 'Em Cake


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11 December

No Puck Schmuck


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10 December

Maintaining the Official Ministry of Information


Spike,

"President Vladimir Putin tightened his control over Russia's media on Monday by dissolving the main state news agency and replacing it with an organization that is to promote Moscow's image abroad."

Our local single party state news agency has been slowly dissolving. The Ad Vertiser on many week days is barely sufficient to line a parakeet cage.

Market forces could pressure the Ad Vertiser to the point ceasing publication. If that happens, what will our local single party state do? Do you foresee subsidies, or outright state ownership to continue promoting the single party line?

Izzy Vestia

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Illegal Voting Charges Filed in Muscatine County


Courtney Advocates for Illegal Aliens to Vote Democratic

Spike,

"During a meeting of the legislature's Administrative Rules Review Committee last month, Courtney sharply criticized Schultz's new policies on removing ineligible voters from voter rolls. Courtney told Schultz that Latino residents in his district are "scared to death of this," because "They think you're trying to stop them from voting."

"According to court documents, Syliva Rada, 49, whose address was last reported as 911 1/2 E. Sixth St., submitted an absentee ballot for the 2012 general election. She later admitted to the Iowa Department of Criminal Investigation that she was not an American citizen.

Also during the 2012 election, in a separate incident, Mayra Lopez-Morales, 21, whose address was last reported as 817 E. Eighth St., admitted to signing an official Iowa Voter Registration form prior to the 2012 general election stating that she was a U.S. citizen when, in fact, she was not. Lopez-Morales was also charged with perjury, also a class D felony."

Non citizen residents and others ineligible to vote should be wary when encountering a voter registration drive. A canvasser shoving papers in their face saying, "Fill this out and sign it," may not issue a caveat on their consequences of doing so.

Despite what State Senator Courtney may claim, there is no conspiracy to keep eligible citizens from voting. Illegal voting is just that. It is a crime that if convicted deserves punishment.

Illegal voting is a serious issue. When an illegal vote is cast, it robs a legitimate citizen of their vote.

HK

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A Better Government Job for Drunks


Spike:

"After more than a decade out of work because of a back injury and chronic alcoholism, Fred Schiphorst finally landed a job last year and is determined to keep it. He gets up at 5:30 a.m., walks his dog and then puts on a red tie, ready to clean litter from the streets of eastern Amsterdam."

Drunks in Amsterdam are given a government funded job cleaning the streets. The drunks are paid in beer. This program appears far more productive than electing them to the city and council and making one of them mayor.

We should learn from this example.

PBR

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It Is What It Is!


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09 December

That She Blows!


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07 December

Who's Pandora? Lemme See!


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05 December

Obama Never Met With Sebelius Prior to Obamacare Rollout


Not My Job!


"Obama has not had a single one-on-one meeting with Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius since the passage of Obamacare in 2010.

...The Government Accountability Institute report found that since Obamacare was signed on March 23, 2010, Obama met with "various Cabinet secretaries a total of 277 times."

The presidential schedule, though, did not "document a single one-on-one meeting with Secretary Kathleen Sebelius of the Department of Health and Human Services," though there was "one instance of Secretary Sebelius meeting jointly with the President and Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner."

According to the White House schedule, Obama "met with secretaries from the Departments of Defense, State, and Treasury for 263 (95%) out of his 277 face-to-face meetings." Obama also had meetings with "secretaries from the Departments of Agriculture, Education, Justice, Energy, Homeland Security, Interior, Labor, Health and Human Services, Veterans Affairs"

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Fast & Furious Tell-All: ATF Told in May 2010 Program Would Lead to Officers' Deaths


The Unarmed Truth

"The opening prologue of the new tell-all book from Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) special agent John Dodson shows the ATF was made aware of concerns that someone in U.S. law enforcement might die as a result of the program Operation Fast and Furious as early May 2010.

Several months later, on Dec. 15, 2010, U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry was murdered with Fast and Furious weapons that Mexican drug cartel operatives in the region were using."

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Mikey Likes It


He Likes It

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04 December

Cite Burlington to Make the Monkey's Case


Spike,

"A US animal rights group has filed what it said is the first lawsuit seeking to establish the "legal personhood" of chimpanzees.

The non-profit Nonhuman Rights Project asked a New York state court to declare a 26-year-old chimp named Tommy "a cognitively complex autonomous legal person with the fundamental legal right not to be imprisoned."

We have elected too many cognitively simple primates to the Burlington City Council, Des Moines County Board of Supervisors and the Iowa Legislature. Even though a few should have been imprisoned, we let them roam free.

Burlington provides precedent for the plaintiff.

Bonzo

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Vaporware Marketing


Is Still Vaporware

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03 December

Hillary the Liar


Spike:

Here’s a Snopes “True” reply about Hillary Clinton an incident that occurred during the Nixon Watergate scandal and why she was fired.

Remember this is the same woman that lied about Benghazi and a year later when she said in front of congress, "With all due respect, the fact is, we had four dead Americans! Was it because of a protest or was it because of guys out for a walk one night who decided they'd go kill some Americans? What difference at this point does it make? It is our job to figure out what happened and do everything we can to prevent it from ever happening again." – Clinton shouting over Wisconsin Republican Sen. Ron Johnson.

Just another lie generated by the Obama administration and spoken by a dead beat Secretary of State who accomplished nothing but poison the air with her constant air travel. Believe me she knew it wasn’t a protest and not some idiots who decided to kill some Americans the night it happened, remember she is a born liar and has a history of lying that has been well documented.

I suppose Secretary of State this was Obama’s way of getting her out of Washington, sort of an out of sight out of mind arrangement as of means to get rid of her and give him a free run to the White House. Of course people back then didn’t know that Obama himself is a natural born liar and did not possess the qualifications to run the country. Obama is basically a nobody with no experience at doing anything but reading a teleprompter and tearing up the golf links. Anybody know where he went during the Benghazi attack and murders, he disappeared for several hours and no one knows where he was. How can a so called sitting president be gone for a good eight hours and no one knows where he is?

Here’s how his health care was formulated: Take away the current health insurance of 85 percent of the population and destroy the economic health of the country at the same time in order to give, supposedly 15 percent of the population a rip-off insurance known as Obamacare.

Hillary Clinton should never have another government job because she definitely cannot be trusted and has a history of lying and other unscrupulous conduct unbecoming a public servant.

The population of America has also had its fill of the Clinton’s and their lying and it’s time for them to get a real job and stop ripping off the public.

Maybe the Clintons could go back to Arkansas and raise pigs or cotton, provided they have the skills required, they’ve got the money although how they got it could probably raise a few eyebrows.

D.S.

There is no pig in Arkansas that wants her back. And you can't sell dirty cotton.

Spike



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Somewhere Over The Rainbow




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Swift Boat Kerry's Carrot


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