Burlington Derailed — The Continuing Story

30 May

Main Stream Left Wing Media All Agree Obama a Foreign Policy Idiot

WaPo, NYT, WSJ agree: Obama speech “ludicrous … uninspiring … disturbing”

Here's the Wall Street Journal: "Listening to Mr. Obama trying to assemble a coherent foreign policy agenda from the record of the past five years was like watching Tom Hanks trying to survive in "Cast Away": Whatever's left from the wreckage will have to do."

I can't help but wonder how many of Mike Sweet's magic brownies it will take to make this George Bush's fault.

Of course, this never would have happened if Senator Tom Courtney was providing oversight.


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The Lone Fool


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29 May

U.S.S. Shinseki


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28 May

Where Satan Holds Sway


"It іs said thаt оne оf the 18th century owners оf the estate (The Scheffler Palace), Jacob von Balthazar Knigge, wаs іn alliance wіth the Devil. When Knigge disappeared іn 1796, witnesses claimed he hаd been taken away іn а black carriage аnd thаt the coachman hаd horns аnd а tail."

The Scheffler Palace sounds terrifying. Is there anywhere in Iowa that in terror may compare?


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Just LikeThe Obama Piggly-Wiggly

Crooked Federal judge allows Conyers on ballot even though he didn’t have the signatures


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27 May

Grads Get 10 Priceless Pointers From Navy SEAL to ‘Change the World.’

"At their commencement University of Texas students were treated to a speaker who knows a thing or two about fighting through adversity: a U.S. Navy SEAL.

Admiral William McRaven, a UT grad who served with SEAL Team 3, delivered a powerful speech last weekend, laying out 10 life lessons for grads if they want “to change the world.”

McRaven in his own words:

“If you want to change the world…”

1. “…start off by making your bed.”
2. “…find someone to help you paddle.”
3. “…measure a person by the size of their heart, not the size of their flippers.”
4. “…get over being a sugar cookie, and keep moving forward.”
5. “…don’t be afraid of the circuses.”
6. “…sometimes you have to slide down the obstacles head-first.”
7. “…don’t back down from the sharks.”
8. “…you must be your very best in the darkest moments.”
9. “…start singing when you’re up to your neck in mud.”
10. “…don’t ever, ever ring the bell.”

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The Unworkability of the Renewable Fuel Standard

Ethanol's Government Mandate Fails

Food Inflation Tied Directly to Ethanol


"When Congress threw ethanol producers a gigantic bone by expanding the Renewable Fuel Standard through the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 by annually increasing the amount of ethanol that fuel refiners are required to blend into the nation’s gasoline supply, they blithely made the crucial assumption that Americans’ gasoline consumption would continue to increase indefinitely.

Thanks to heightened fuel efficiency and slackened driving habits, however, Americans’ demand for gasoline has actually decreased, meaning that refiners would have to blend gasoline with ethanol well above the E10 level that is considered safe for most of the older cars and trucks on the road today in order to comply properly."

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Train From Nowhere

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26 May

Ever Vigilant Against All Enemies Foreign and Domestic


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S/Sgt Jimmie E. Howard - USMC - Burlington Native

"Next to the word "MARINE" in the dictionary there should be a notation...."see JIMMIE HOWARD". Perhaps no other words in the English language better describe what it means to be a member of the Corps than the name of the man who led the MOST DECORATED UNIT in American military history in the most improbable battle of modern warfare.

Born and raised in Burlington, Iowa; in 1950 Jimmie Howard enlisted in the Marine Corps at the age of 21. He proved his mettle in Korea earning the Silver Star and two Purple Hearts. "Seventeen years later the 37 year-old father of six found himself returning to a war zone, this time in the jungles of Vietnam."

U.S.S. Howard


I am passing this along this Memorial Day. It came to me from a friend in Texas. I would think that the City of Burlington should do more to promote the fact that this brave man was one of their own.

I'm proud to say that Vietnam Medal of Honor recipient S/Sgt. Jimmie Howard hailed from my hometown.

If you have a moment, read the story of this brave man and his 17 valiant Marines and Navy Corpsmen in their battle against incredible odds.


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The Tomb

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23 May

Don't Write The Epitaph Yet


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22 May

Hammer & Sickle Handyman


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21 May

Pass Go Everything's Free

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20 May

The Bumbling Incompetence of A Socialist President

Pax No More


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19 May

Sharpton Can Spell Cocaine

Big Head Al Pops a Cork


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16 May

Day of The Locusts


There has been a stir on the web about why the U. S. Department of Agriculture has placed a large order for submachine guns and ammunition. I called Washington, but could not get through to Agriculture Sec. Tom Vilsack.

No response from our government is standard operating procedure on the eve of crisis to prevent panic. I turned to web search engines and started looking.

Video archives turned up material suppressed since local television stations discovered infomercials at two in the morning. Our government is doing its job to protect us.

America, especially here in the Midwest, is threatened with destruction by the return of the 60 locust.

It is true our government departments other than the Defense Department have recently begun building huge stock piles of weapons and ammunition. This includes expanding projectile rounds outlawed under the Geneva Convention and the Rules of War. Giant grasshoppers are exempt from the Geneva Convention.

There is no reason to believe otherwise. Our President has sworn that he will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of his ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States.

The only thing we have to fear is giant grasshoppers.


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The Real Need for Gun Control


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15 May

Obama's Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy

U.S. On No-Fly List


"Russia is to deny the US future use of the International Space Station beyond 2020 and will also bar its rocket engines from launching US military satellites
as it hits back at American sanctions imposed over Ukraine crisis."

The nation that once went boldly where no man had gone before is sitting by the side of the road. There is no sense sticking our thumb out. We may as well suck our thumb.

Obama and his liberal fellow conspirators have more important things to worry about. Ramming Obamacare down the nations unwilling throat, free cell phones and food stamps for their support base, the list goes on. Their priorities are more warped than time travel.

Space is an area of vital national interest. Militarily, space has been of interest since the first V-2s barely scrapped its boundary. Increasingly, space is an arena of commercial interest. America has its can parked on the curb.

Other nations driving ox carts 40 years ago are getting ready to send men to the moon. We left the moon 40 years ago and have not returned. We need to get back into the game.

Cobble something together and strap some bottle rockets on old ICBM. God speed, former speaker Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Reid and Mr. President.

Maybe they can hitch a ride home with the Chinese, or Indians.

Yuri G.

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Tara Kicks Butt

5.1 Million Views in One Day!

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Obummer The Drummer


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14 May

Tasty Democrat Ear Jam

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Oh, Now You Have Concerns


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13 May

Hashtag This!


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12 May

Sinkhole of Trust


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09 May

Hillary's State Department Refused to Brand Boko Haram as Terrorists

Under Hillary Clinton, the State Department repeatedly declined to fully go after the terror group responsible for kidnapping hundreds of Nigerian girls

"The State Department under Hillary Clinton fought hard against placing the al Qaeda-linked militant group Boko Haram on its official list of foreign terrorist organizations for two years. And now, lawmakers and former U.S. officials are saying that the decision may have hampered the American government’s ability to confront the Nigerian group that shocked the world by abducting hundreds of innocent girls.

...Clinton didn’t mention was that her own State Department refused to place Boko Haram on the list of foreign terrorist organizations in 2011, after the group bombed the U.N. headquarters in Abuja. The refusal came despite the urging of the Justice Department, the FBI, the CIA, and over a dozen senators and congressmen.

“The one thing she could have done, the one tool she had at her disposal, she didn’t use. And nobody can say she wasn’t urged to do it. It’s gross hypocrisy,” said a former senior U.S. official who was involved in the debate. “The FBI, the CIA, and the Justice Department really wanted Boko Haram designated, they wanted the authorities that would provide to go after them, and they voiced that repeatedly to elected officials.”

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Where's The Outrage?

Democrats Taken To The Woodshed

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Just Plain Mad


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08 May

Perfect Example of Abject Failure


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07 May

Kerry's Skill Set


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06 May

Please SIr, Pass Me Another!


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05 May

Uncommon Core Education


"According to a press release from the Burlington Police Department, four 13-year-olds at Edward Stone Middle School were caught delivering and receiving marijuana.

Authorities were called by staff members who were notified by concerned students that marijuana was being utilized as a cooking ingredient in Home Economics classes while baking cookies."

Magic brownies, what have our kids been reading?

How Sweet it is.

Mary Jane

Magic brownies in a Burlington middle school, how Sweet. I guess some kids still read the Ad Vertiser.


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Judy Garland Foreign Policy


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03 May

The Democrats' Business Model


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02 May

Help To Smother Benghazi

"Sharyl Attkisson: CBS told me it wasn’t relevant to our Benghazi coverage that the president of the news division is Ben Rhodes’s brother"

Skip to 6:00 if in a hurry.

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How's That Made?


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01 May

Surprise - Obama Benghazi Liar in Chief

White House email shows Rice talking points on Benghazi politically motivated

Never You Mind MSLWM Mike, George Bush Did It!

"If this isn’t a smoking gun on Benghazi, at least on the controversy over the talking points that blamed a YouTube video rather than the terrorists who plotted and then conducted the attack, then it’s not clear what would qualify. Judicial Watch forced the release of additional White House e-mails relating to the evolution of the talking points and finds a rather bald-faced admission of Obama administration interests in Susan Rice’s television appearances the following Sunday. The YouTube story was designed to distract from “policy failures,” according to Barack Obama’s aide Ben Rhodes"

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Mail's Here


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