Cedar Rapids Gazette Endorses Miller-Meeks Over Loebsack
every much as important today
"We were pretty comfortable with endorsing Loebsack for a second term ... until we met Mariannette Miller-Meeks. The dynamo Ottumwa Republican physician and military veteran, who entered college at age 16, runs a small business and has been president of the Iowa Medical Society and a university professor. She impressed us with her command of key issues and a track record that proves she gets things done.
.....Miller-Meeks is smart, driven and well-qualified to become Iowas first woman elected to Congress. "
"The Council for Citizens Against Government Waste tracks voting records in regard to government spending and waste. Legislators are rated from 1 to 100 on their records, and for the current session of Congress, the council tracked votes on 80 bills.
For voters concerned with our huge deficits and the constant waste of taxpayers' money, we clearly need to change course in our representatives. Joni Ernst and Marianette Miller-Meeks will do a much better job of holding our federal government accountable on spending and waste."
"Sen. Tom Courtney, of Burlington, said many Latinos he’s talked to in his district are afraid election officials are going to try to keep them from voting. “These are good people who happen to be naturalized American citizens and they want to vote. They want to do their part. They’re scared, Mr. Secretary,” Courtney said. “This scares them and I don’t like that. We’ve never had that in this state. We’ve always been above board and everybody voted.”
Video: Moline Voting Machine Switches Votes from Republican to Democrat
"Calibration Error.....sure,right, uh-huh. Crook County, too?"
"...Former Rep. Bobby Schilling, who is running for his former seat in a district redrawn by Democrats after 2010, has held a press conference to tell reporters he that has heard many similar complaints throughout the county. The complaints mirror those of voters in Cook County, on the other side of the state, where GOP state representative candidate Jim Moynihan tried to vote for himself and the machine cast his vote for his opponent.
A Nutty Professor in the Hand is Worth Two Graduate Assistants
"Capps isn’t the only incumbent Democratic officials are scrambling at the last minute to defend. DCCC Chairman Steve Israel (D-N.Y.) recently coordinated a fundraising event for Rep. Dave Loebsack, a fourth-term Iowa incumbent who has recently come under barrage from GOP groups, and reached out to donors on his behalf."
I see the ad rag ran a Braley piece the other day. Braley claims the ads are wrong about his spending the day attending 3 fund raising events instead of attending a VA hearing. Braley said he was "on a honor flight, greeting veterans from Burlington that had come out from the WWII..."
I've read various assessments of this day in question. I can't recall any local or regional stories about any Honor Flight with Burlington veterans meeting Braley.
Braley attended an early morning fundraiser, went to Capitol Hill, signed in for a VA meeting and then left to attend a noon time fund raiser. Braley left that event and disappeared until an evening fund raiser
There was a bogus fact check on Braley and the VA meeting that doesn't mention any Honor Flight but does mention Braley's empty chair. (I wonder if that was an Obama empty chair?)
Chuck Grassley: Obama Admin 'Surge' of Immigrant IDs 'Suspect and Alarming'
"Given that President Obama has promised to take executive action, the recent government solicitation for material for millions of green cards and work permits is suspicious, Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) said in a statement to Breitbart News on Friday.
“So, knowing the President’s desire to act unilaterally, a contract solicitation for up to 34 million green cards and work permits is suspect and alarming,” he added.
This week Breitbart News reported that U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has issued a solicitation to obtain material for millions of Permanent Residency Cards (PRC) and Employment Authorization Documentation (EAD) “to support possible future immigration reform initiative requirements.”"
...This document provides key information about the cover-up of Fast and Furious by Attorney General Eric Holder and other high-level officials of the Obama administration. Obama’s executive privilege claims over these records are a fraud and an abuse of his office. There is no precedent for President Obama’s Nixonian assertion of executive privilege over these ordinary government agency records. Americans will be astonished that Obama asserted executive privilege over Eric Holder’s emails to his wife about Fast and Furious," Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said in a statement. “Once again, Judicial Watch has proven itself more effective than Congress and the establishment media in providing basic oversight of this out-of-control Administration. This Fast and Furious document provides dozens of leads for further congressional, media, and even criminal investigations.”
I see Bruce 'Bailey' made a private appearance in Burlington and follows in Loebsack's behavior of only attending union hall meetings. Will 'Bailey' resort to phone call town hall meetings as his next method to reach voters? Or has Tom Courtney already salted the ballot box with his Aspen Grove constituents?
How can either of these two Washington Neanderthals ever expect to get elected without meeting with the public? I suspect both are afraid of having to deal with the disgruntled voters that got railroaded by their closet lust for the Great One's multitude of failures.
I had to buy health care from CoOpportunity under Obamacare. My rate went up 19% and then CoOpportunity canceled my coverage last week after I paid premiums for 10 months and never used my coverage.
Save money. Be Green. Recycle unwanted vote by mail ballots from the trash whenever possible before buying them online.
"It was improper for Secretary of State Schultz to take federal funds intended to help Iowans vote and spend those dollars instead on a voter fraud goose chase," Courtney said."
Perhaps Senator Courtney and his fellow friends of Greens in the legislature should introduce a bill. Fund educating Iowans on recycling stray absentee ballots to vote their way. Fraud is not an issue.
Michelle Obama Calls Arizona-Born Mark Udall 'Fifth-Generation Coloradoan'
Washington's Most Inept Hen Blurts Another One
"Michelle Obama has been jetting all across the country stumping for Democrat candidates but several times now has shown a penchant for confusion. Among other mistakes, this week she lost track of whom she was talking about in Colorado.
Michelle took the stage at a rally in Denver, Colorado to give incumbent Democrat Senator Mark Udall a boost, but during her remarks, Obama made a blunder about Udall's birthplace.
"As a fifth-generation Coloradoan, Mark understands what makes this state special," Obama said from the dais. "He understands the values of independence and fairness, all the things here folks believe in."
Who in Washington remembers the name of the boy who hands them a towel in the locker room? Who in Washington knows name of Iowa's 1st District Congressman and what office he seeks on this year's ballot?
Bruce Bailey's buddies in Washington are making mincemeat of him whenever they come out to Iowa to help him.
My God, this is a hell of a job. I have no trouble with my enemies.
I can take care of my enemies all right.
But my damn friends, my goddamn friends.
They're the ones that keep me walking the floor at night. - Warren G. Harding
Warren Harding found out what Washington friends are for. Bill Clinton and Michelle Obama are Washington friends of Bruce Braley. They have made him into Bruce Bailey candidate for Governor of Iowa.
Cast your vote on election day so Bruce may return to Iowa and get a good night's sleep.
"A video from the Maricopa County Arizona, shows a man in a Citizens for a Better Arizona t-shirt stuffing the ballot box with hundreds of votes. He was seen by A.J. LaFaro, the Maricopa County Republican Party chairman. He confronted the man who became threatening."
Dubuque has bucked the trend, but is an exception Dubuque is infested with small colleges as a draw. Think of IBM moving into Dubuque.
In Burlington, Ottumwa and similar small towns above 10,000 moving off the farm is partly responsible for the decline. The main reason for their decline is the death of small manufacturing.
Small manufacturing operations were the economic engine for these larger small towns. Small manufacturing also provided jobs for smaller land holders within about a 30 mile radius. Work at Case and farm a few hundred acres is no longer an option for many.
Empty Lot Manor Malls and changes to downtown parking will not bring towns like Burlington back. Importing public assistance immigrants and their EBT cards and illegal drug sales just makes it worse.
Burlington will not dry up and blow away like Sperry. Burlington may survive as a small trade center with 15 to 20,000 making low wages.
For the brightest and best of those raised in Burlington, anywhere else larger will continue draining them away.
Was Anyone Aware Other Than His Secret Meeting Attendees?
"The political arm for House Republicans says it is making a play for Iowa's 1st and 2nd congressional district seats.
The National Republican Congressional Committee said Monday that it's buying $1.3 million in television ad time in the two districts, with spots to begin airing Friday."
Our Nutty Professor congressman says one thing back here and votes the other way in Washington. Of course, the Ad Vertiser will never point that out. It looks like money is coming to get the message out.
Our congressman has not been bragging about his voting for Obamacare's one vote victory in the House. Our congressman has not been bragging about how Obama says his policies are on the ballot this November.
Obama equals Loebasack. Of that there is no doubt. Don't forget it.
The student lives in the Rock Island home of Barhyeau Philips, 67, whose 21-year-old daughter, Jennifer, left Liberia on Friday and arrived in the Quad-Cities on Saturday.
According to a statement released Wednesday by Rock Island-Milan School District Superintendent Mike Oberhaus, “Given the heightened awareness and seriousness of the Ebola outbreak in the country of Liberia and the spread of the virus in the United States, the Rock Island County Health Department believes that abundant precaution is necessary.”
"Calling it "an irresponsible overreach of the executive branch’s authority," Senator Charles Grassley, ranking Republican on the Judiciary Committee, is criticizing an executive order issued by the president that would allow at least 100,000 Haitian nationals into the United States to be "reunited with their families."
"“Which countries are next on President Obama’s list?” Mr. Grassley said. “Will there by medical screenings before entry? Will work permits be granted automatically? How will this affect American workers?”
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the branch of the Department of Homeland Security that handles immigration benefits cases, announced Friday the program to unite Haitians already living in the U.S. with family members abroad will ramp up in 2015."
"Grassley is right. This is just the tip of the iceberg. While our attention is focused elsewhere on Ebola and ISIS, the president will bring hundreds of thousands of immigrants through the back door. Without congressional authorization, without congressional hearings on the impact on jobs for citizens, and announced on a Friday afternoon to insure minimal news coverage, the president has once again demonstrated his intention to rule by decree."
...One of Ernst's strongest moments in the debate came during a discussion of military action against the Islamic State or ISIS. She castigated President Obama and Democrats for a lack of leadership on the issue and reminded voters she served in the Army National Guard in Kuwait and Iraq. "My boots were on the ground now held by ISIS," she said.
...However, his efforts to attack Ernst with his statement that "words have consequences" backfired when Ernst turned it back on him.
"Sound bites do have consequences, and I believe I have a pure heart and am willing to serve Iowans where Congressman Braley behind closed doors has poked fun at our senior senator, Chuck Grassley," she said. "I don't call that building bridges, I would say that's burning bridges, Congressman."
The party of Bruce Braley, Dave Loebsack, Tom Courtney and Barry Obama petitioned for and got a satellite polling location. The official local newspaper of said party reports 31 people voted at the Angular Street Hy-Vee.
Satellite voting ran from 9:00 A. M. to 3:00 P. M. That rounds out to 5.2 voters per hour. The official local party newspaper did not say how many taxpayer dollars were expended to run this satellite polling location.
Not even one voter per hour per aisle is nothing to smile about.
The cost of anything versus its worth is not a concern of the party that petitioned for this satellite polling location. Tax dollars are somebody else's money. Who cares?
With voting early by mail, there is no reason for satellite voting locations. Satellite voting is a waste of your tax dollars and an undue burden on the County Auditor's office.
"Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), said during a telephone press briefing Wednesday that you cannot get Ebola by sitting next to someone on a bus, but that infected or exposed persons should not ride public transportation because they could transmit the disease to someone else."
Nat King Cole she is not. First school dietitian Michelle Obama can't remember who the Democrat running for the U. S. Senate in Iowa is. Not long after November, Michelle won't be the only one who can't remember what's his name.
Braley Joined Progressive Far Left On Israel Letter In 2010
'Rising Progressive Star' Braley Action Supported Hamas Use of Civilian Assets to Further Terrorism
"Iowa Democratic Rep. Bruce Braley, now running for Senate against GOP state senator Joni Ernst, joined some of the most liberal members of the House Democratic caucus in 2010 on a letter urging President Obama to work to force Israel to lift the Gaza blockade, according to a copy of the letter obtained by Breitbart News.
The letter underscores Braley's relatively left-wing views on foreign policy just as he is coming under attack from GOP rivals on his votes to defund the Iraq War and other matters.
“The unabated suffering of Gazan civilians highlights the urgency of reaching a resolution into the Israel-Palestinian conflict, and we ask you to press for immediate relief for the citizens of Gaza as an urgent component of your Middle East peace efforts....The humanitarian consequences of a continued near blockade would be disastrous,” the Jan. 21, 2010 letter, signed by 54 House Democrats, says."
AWARENESS IS KEY TO REDUCING FORT MADISON'S CITY HALL WASTE
Ft Madison Worst Iowa City for Wasting Taxpayer's Money
Greetings Fort Madison Mayor Brad Randolph, City Council Members Chris Greenwald, Brian Wright, Jason Huppert, Mark Lair, Rusty Andrews:
Is there anyone in Fort Madison, Iowa city government who thinks they or their organization are performing perfectly—with zero waste? Please tell us about how you did it!! On the other hand, have any of you ever been asked for copies of your waste reduction plans?
The exciting journey to substantial Fort Madison City Hall performance improvement begins with a single step in the right direction. Awareness of the waste!!
Please consider the contents of this post as a $115,000 gift and as an inspiration to take that first, AWARENESS step. Iowalive net workers empathize with honest City Hall employees who know what is going on, and can do nothing about it, for fear of losing their jobs. This is typical of other City Halls in the state, some of which have been evaluated and reported on website: http://www.iowalive.net/
The numbers in the following tables show the level of waste awareness Iowalive net workers are talking about.
The contents of this post, performed at a citizen’s request, might give Fort Madison taxpayers more waste awareness than they can stand—and likely many Iowa taxpayers and legislators as well.
The post on website http://www.iowalive.net/burlingtoncityhall.htm reported Burlington, Iowa to be the worst city government Iowalive net workers had evaluated—which it was at that time. Not so any longer. Burlington has been badly beaten by Fort Madison City Hall—aided by truck loads of state money blindly thrown at the State Penitentiary located there.
Anyone claiming to have better numbers is asked to provide them.
Have Governor Branstad, Legislators or Newspaper Editors Asked Penitentiary Officials to See Their Waste Reduction Plans?
Implement them effectively and you will reduce Fort Madison’s City Hall 3 year waste from $25,860,353 to less than $20,000,000, in no more than 3 years. You will make good progress at more closely matching city pay to performance and results. And you will reduce city taxes by at least 2%--while improving city services by at least 4%!!
Finally, you will welcome the following questions, to be asked by the Daily Democrat—which is obligated to ask and report your responses to them:
1. Where are your plans to improve city government operating efficiency and integrity?—such as by spending less and getting improved results.
2. Who is in charge of preparing and implementing those plans?
3. How will you know if the plans are working?
4. What is your recovery plan for taxpayers if they fail?
5. What are the consequences for having no such plans?
Is this Heaven? NO!! It’s Fort Madison, Iowa, benefiting from AWARENESS!!
Stay tuned for a similar performance evaluation of the Fort Madison school district—which wants its duped residents to believe it is the best school district in the state!!
"On Saturday at Newark Airport, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials rushed to meet with a United Airlines flight from Brussels and removed a passenger, believed to be from Liberia, suspected of having Ebola.
Congressman Bruce Braley has experience with government economic command and control. Obamacare is dictating America's healthcare industry in no small part thanks to Bruce Braley.
Then Speaker Nancy Pelosi made Braley a floor leader for Obamacare in the House. Obamacare passed in the U. S. House by only one vote. Bruce Braley cast that vote.
Wannabe Senator Bruce Braley wants government to take greater control of America's economy. Historical evidence be damned, Bruce Braley's stairway to heaven can't wait.
Agency and Roosevelt is a lot closer than Red Square. Look at what government economic development by Braley's party comrades, including Senator Tom Courtney has accomplished there. The progressive liberal drunk ex-mayor's "Poster Child of economic development" sits vacant and the city pays $800,000/year to cover the debt of failure.
State and local governments engaging in screw their neighbors with TIFs, grants etc. economic development has been bad enough. Their every day as Christmas Day has too often created pockets of failure.
If we elect Bruce Braley to the U. S. Senate, America could become one giant Empty Lot Manor Mall.
Levin also charged Obama with knowing about ISIS for years and concealing it from the public.
“I wanna know, did the president of the United States know about the creation, the development of ISIS and this caliphate? I believe he knew about it for years, I believe he knew about it when he was running for office, he concealed it from the American people. We have all kinds of information to indicate this.”
Liberal candidate for Governor of Iowa Jack Hatch is getting a lesson in economics. If you can not meet the demands of the market you fail. Jack Hatch doesn't have the jack to buy television time.
If fellow liberals like State Senator Courtney pass the hat at the union hall, the Hatch/Vernon campaign could be back on the air spreading its message. Jack Hatch and Monica Vernon could pay to host infomercials
While demonstrating the new, made by Chinese political prisoners Slice-O-Matic, Jack and Monica could jack their jaws about how the Slice-O-Matic will create jobs on Iowa truck farms. The important 2:00 A. M. viewing in Muscatine County demographic could make the difference.
The important info to be taken from Jack Hatch and Monica Vernon's television disappearance is liberals fail.
Burlington's city council is dead locked. Should a vacancy on the council be filled by the council, or should a special election be held?
If the council appoints they are liable to turn to a former council member. Burlington has a host of failed city council alumni to chose from. A special election costs taxpayers thousands of dollars. An election victor's term will only be about a year.
A more civil form of trial by combat may work. Like state high school basketball tournaments, hold a series of duels among office seekers. Paint ball pistols at 20 paces.
Choosing the winner will be messy. Burlington has by election created bigger messes.
The GAI report also included a breakdown of Obama’s PDB attendance record between terms; he attended 42.4% of his PDBs in his first term and 41.3% in his second.
The GAI’s alarming findings come on the heels of Obama’s 60 Minutes comments on Sunday, wherein the president laid the blame for the Islamic State’s (ISIS) rapid rise squarely at the feet of his Director of National Intelligence James Clapper.
“I think our head of the intelligence community, Jim Clapper, has acknowledged that I think they underestimated what had been taking place in Syria,” said Obama.
According to Daily Beast reporter Eli Lake, members of the Defense establishment were “flabbergasted” by Obama’s attempt to shift blame.