"Detroit has 10,000 empty, structurally sound houses—10,000. And lot of jobs to be had repairing those houses. Detroit just came out of bankruptcy and the mayor’s trying to do an innovative sort of urban homesteading program there. But it just gives you an example of what could be done. And I think any of us who have ever had any personal experience with either Syrian Americans or Syrian refugees think it’s a pretty good deal."
Burlington is not yet as devastated by globalism's deinsdustrialization of America as Detroit, but Burlington is hurting. Look at Burlington's lack of good paying industrial jobs and outflow of people compared to 50 years ago.
Local Democrats should be in favor of bringing Syrian refugees to Burlington. If they are not yet citizens, sign them up to vote anyway. They can work on your house on the cheap as well.
State Senator Tom Courtney should invite Bill Clinton to campaign in Burlington on his refugee relocation idea.
For four years Sen. Mike Gronstal helped Chet Culver find his way to the bathroom. As defacto Governor of Iowa Gronstal created a mess. Gronstal had help making this mess from accomplices like Sen. Tom Courtney.
The mess Gronstal, Courtney, et. al. created was so bad, Terry Branstad answered pleas to come out of retirement and clean it up.
Despite no longer being defacto Governor of Iowa, Sen. Gronstal still wields clout as Majority Leader of the Iowa Senate. Gronstal has been able to raise a lot of campaign cash for himself. With no credible opposition, Gronstal could share his wealth with senate party comrades in trouble. This has been helpful for Gronstal to keep his one vote majority in the Iowa Senate.
This year Gronstal has credible opposition. Gronstal's party comrades in trouble may be finding the Council Bluffs Campaign Bank less generous this year. There have been rumors of Gronstal's senate party comrades in trouble grumbling.
Voting Mike Gronstal and Tom Courtney out of the Iowa Senate would go a long toward making Iowa better. Perhaps this year that will happen.
DNC Chairwoman: Clinton Donors Paying for Access Is ‘Normal’ - (Unless You're a 501c3 Non Profit)
IRS Non-Profit Status Prohibits Political Contributions Ignored by DNC Chair & Most All Talking Heads in America
"Democratic National Committee (DNC) chairwoman Donna Brazile said that we as a nation “criminalize behavior that is normal” by questioning why Clinton Foundation donors were given special access to Hillary Clinton’s State Department.
...“First of all, Martha, the way I look at it, I’ve been a government official. So, you know, this notion that, somehow or another, someone who is a supporter, someone who is a donor, somebody who’s an activist, saying I want access, I want to come into a room and I want to meet people, we often criminalize behavior that is normal. And it’s, I don’t, I don’t see what the smoke is,” Brazile said this week This Week with Martha Raddatz on ABC."
For $700,000 Clinton Campaign Manager John Podesta Brings Rapists to Idaho Falls
Quad City Times Parent Company Lee Enterprises Involved Along with Gates Foundation & Warren Buffet
"Hamdi Ulukaya, the Turkish-born billionaire best known for having founded the United States’ largest greek yogurt company, Chobani, has ties to both Bill and Hillary Clinton, the Clinton Global Initiative, Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta, and a host of other globalist corporatist figures including Warren Buffet. Chobani’s factory in Twin Falls – the world’s largest yogurt factory – has been at the center of Breitbart News’ investigative series into the small town’s refugee resettlement program.
...The daily paper, which operates as, in effect, a local monopoly in the small southern Idaho city at the center of a sexual assault of a 5 year-old American-born girl involving three Muslim refugee boys, is owned by Lee Enterprises, which received a $2.1 million loan in 2012 and another $9 million loan in 2013 from a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, the conglomerate controlled by globalist billionaire Warren Buffett, an ardent supporter who endorsed Hillary Clinton in December.
When Hamdi Ulukaya founded Chobani in upstate New York more than a decade ago, he knew that to build a strong company, he needed a strong workforce. That’s why from the beginning, he paid his employees salaries above minimum wage and offered health and retirement benefits, and hired hundreds of refugees who came to America, as he did, looking for a brighter future.
The order came after the Federal Bureau of Investigation gave the department a disc earlier this month containing 14,900 emails to and from Clinton and other documents it said it had recovered that she did not return to the government."
The Democratic Party’s Two-Facedness of Race Relations
50+ Years Ago Lyndon Johnson More Than Bigot
"If you listen to Democrats (many of you do — at least those who watch MSNBC and read the NY Times rabidly), you hear fanciful yarns spun so sweetly about how LBJ ended racism, segregation and voting inequality in America. They make him sound like Mr. Rogers.
"The Clinton campaign attack ad targeting Donald Trump portrays Breitbart News employees and readers as racists, white supremacists, and members of the Ku Klux Klan.
The ad includes shots of men dressed in Ku Klux Klan robes followed by footage of crowded Trump rallies.
Last month, Breitbart News was read by a record 31 million people.
In 2010, then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton fondly eulogized Sen. Robert Byrd, a former member and recruiter for the Ku Klux Klan. Clinton called Byrd “my friend and mentor” in a video message to commemorate his passing.
“James Comey, the director of the FBI, stood up and talked about the emails, and the emailing of classified information. That was serious, but the real ballgame is the situation you’re describing, and that is where Clinton Foundation donors were given preferential treatment,” Whitaker told Boyle. He added:
It’s very interesting to watch the Clinton camp try to explain away these meetings. But, like you said, 50 percent of the meetings she took with people that were not essentially employees or representatives of countries or the like, just sort of individuals that wanted to meet with the Secretary of State, 50 percent of those – as the AP has reported, more than 50 percent – were Clinton Foundation donors.
“It is not possible for them to explain away that Clinton Foundation donors were given preferential treatment when it came to seeing the Secretary of State. It’s just the way business was done,” Whitaker declared, continuing:
The frustrating thing for me continues to be, she had the private email server to avoid public disclosure of her emails. She didn’t turn over any emails until two years after she was supposed to, in 2012, from the illegal server. And yet, we are now almost four years since she finished serving, and we’re still gonna see another 15,000 – what the State Department is calling “documents,” and that’s a very interesting term to me, so I think there’s more to it than just the emails."
Many Clinton Foundation donors met with her while she was secretary of state
85 of 154 people from private interests met or had phone conversations with crime czar Hillary
"More than half the people outside the government who met with Hillary Clinton while she was secretary of state gave money — either personally or through companies or groups — to the Clinton Foundation. It’s an extraordinary proportion indicating her possible ethics challenges if elected president.
"Donald Trump may or may not fix his campaign, and Hillary Clinton may or may not become the first female president. But something else happening before our eyes is almost as important: the complete collapse of American journalism as we know it.
The frenzy to bury Trump is not limited to the Clinton campaign and the Obama White House. They are working hand in hand with what was considered the cream of the nation’s news organizations.
The shameful display of naked partisanship by the elite media is unlike anything seen in modern America.
The largest broadcast networks — CBS, NBC and ABC — and major newspapers like the New York Times and Washington Post have jettisoned all pretense of fair play. Their fierce determination to keep Trump out of the Oval Office has no precedent.
Indeed, no foreign enemy, no terror group, no native criminal gang suffers the daily beating that Trump does. The mad mullahs of Iran, who call America the Great Satan and vow to wipe Israel off the map, are treated gently by comparison.
By torching its remaining credibility in service of Clinton, the mainstream media’s reputations will likely never recover, nor will the standards. No future producer, editor, reporter or anchor can be expected to meet a test of fairness when that standard has been trashed in such willful and blatant fashion."
The documents were found during the course of the FBI's investigation into the Democratic presidential nominee's use of a personal email server during her time as secretary of State. The number is almost 50 percent more than the 30,000 work-related documents that Clinton’s lawyers turned over to the State Department in 2014.
The agency has pledged to release the approximately 14,900 documents and State Department lawyers told District Judge James E. Boasberg on Monday that the agency is “prioritizing” the appraisal of the new emails."
"Hillary Clinton’s top campaign aide, and the woman who might be the future White House chief of staff to the first female US president, for a decade edited a radical Muslim publication that opposed women’s rights and blamed the US for 9/11.
One of Clinton’s biggest accomplishments listed on her campaign website is her support for the UN women’s conference in Bejing in 1995, when she famously declared, “Women’s rights are human rights.” Her speech has emerged as a focal point of her campaign, featured prominently in last month’s Morgan Freeman-narrated convention video introducing her as the Democratic nominee.
However, soon after that “historic and transformational” 1995 event, as Clinton recently described it, her top aide Huma Abedin published articles in a Saudi journal taking Clinton’s feminist platform apart, piece by piece. At the time, Abedin was assistant editor of the Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs working under her mother, who remains editor-in-chief. She was also working in the White House as an intern for then-first lady Clinton.
Headlined “Women’s Rights Are Islamic Rights,” a 1996 article argues that single moms, working moms and gay couples with children should not be recognized as families. It also states that more revealing dress ushered in by women’s liberation “directly translates into unwanted results of sexual promiscuity and irresponsibility and indirectly promote violence against women.” In other words, sexually liberated women are just asking to be raped.
“A conjugal family established through a marriage contract between a man and a woman, and extended through procreation is the only definition of family a Muslim can accept,” the author, a Saudi official with the Muslim World League, asserted, while warning of “the dangers of alternative lifestyles.” (Abedin’s journal was founded and funded by the former head of the Muslim World League.)
“Pushing [mothers] out into the open labor market is a clear demonstration of a lack of respect of womanhood and motherhood,” it added.
Trump’s arrival on the scene helps him on a number of levels. Most importantly, it provides a dramatic contrast to Hillary Clinton and President Obama, both of whom have neglected to visit a region where more than a dozen have died and tens of thousands have been forced out of their homes."
Meanwhile, President Barack Obama has decided to stay on the golf course in Martha’s Vineyard, despite Louisiana getting hit by floods that are causing one of the worst U.S. natural disasters since Hurricane Sandy. “It’s time for President Barack Obama to visit the most anguished state in the union.”
The Ol' Nag Hillary Rotten Clinton is taking a few days off after the wobbling episode with Joe Biden.
"Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton will be resting from the campaign trail on Friday, and will also not be visiting Louisiana over the weekend. She currently has no campaign events scheduled until Sunday, when she will be holding a fundraiser in Provincetown, Massachusetts featuring the entertainer Cher."
The documents reveal that the billionaire personally sent President Obama a letter on the issue of accepting refugees.
The hacked memo also shows that the billionaire’s foundation pressed the U.S. government to enact two other major policy objectives regarding the intake of Syrian refugees. A timeline demonstrates that at last one of those policies – providing more financing to overseas refugee efforts – was indeed implemented by the Obama administration, while it isn’t clear whether the administration was reacting directly to the Soros group’s campaign in that case."
"Bill Clinton also repeated the Democratic excuse that she used a personal email just like her predecessor, and that she turned over more email records than her predecessors did. This comparison is a pathetic and misleading attempt to normalize Hillary Clinton’s use of her personal email account, and take away from the fact that she was the only secretary of state to use a private server. The decision to use a private server is the root of all of the political difficulties concerning her email practices."
Tim Kaine in 2002: Bill Clinton should have resigned in disgrace
Like Little Weasels Sniffin' Around a Half-Dead Rat
"A few weeks ago, Tim Kaine proved his worth as a political wingman for Bill Clinton by trying to block a camera angle showing the former president snoozing through Hillary Clinton’s acceptance speech at the Democratic convention. A few years ago, however, Hillary’s running mate felt very differently about Bill. In 2002, when a scandal erupted in Virginia involving allegations of sexual harassment by a Republican, Kaine told the media that such behavior should produce a resignation from public office — and declared that Bill should have exited the White House in 1997, too."
The documents further confirm that the Open Society last year approved $650,000 to “invest in technical assistance and support for the groups at the core of the burgeoning #BlackLivesMatter movement.”
The information was contained in a detailed 69-page Open Society report on the agenda of an Open Society U.S. Programs board meeting held in New York October 1 to October 2, 2015.
The report directly states the Open Society views the Baltimore unrest last year as a crisis that can be utilized to carry out the organization’s agenda.
...The killing of Freddie Gray in April helped spawn weeks of peaceful protests by Baltimore residents and allies from the #BlackLivesMatter movement that were temporarily interrupted by a period of unrest that lasted less than 48 hours and resulted in some injuries and millions of dollars in property damage to neighborhood businesses. While many lamented the damage done, the overwhelming sentiment is that the uprising has catalyzed a paradigm shift in Baltimore that offers opportunities for major justice reforms.
In particular, recent events offer a unique opportunity to accelerate the dismantling of structural inequality generated and maintained by local law enforcement and to engage residents who have historically been disenfranchised in Baltimore City in shaping and monitoring reform. Building on our existing networks and programs, OSI-Baltimore will focus investments on: 1) creating a culture of accountability for policing in Baltimore, recognizing the pervasive racism, disrespect and lawlessness that gave rise to recent events; and 2) building the capacity of activists in Baltimore to demand and achieve immediate and long-term reforms."
“I tried to block out all the noise and move on with my life,” Abedin says, as the piece notes that she cited her Muslim faith to help her as well as a “a really supportive group of friends and colleagues” after the disturbing revelations that went public."
The rules are being lauded by gay-advocacy organizations who support the transgender ideology, which insists that government must use its power to minimize legal and civic recognition of the differences between men and women."
Main Stream Media Guilty of Criminal Collusion - Ad Vertiser Screws Readers
Media Has Lost It's Way and Become a Co-conspirator in Clinton Foundation Criminal Enterprise
In the old days 'biased news writers' evoked visions of Mike Sweet's marijuana-laced brownies being passed around crowded, smoke-filled cubicles inhabited by other writer mice whose mission was to write jungles for the ad department. Those days are over. There have been no reporters for years. Only story writers. Less than 10% of what's written is factual. Maybe less. Cut-and-paste rules. Jingles rule.
The main stream media, through their perverse protection of Hillary Rotten Clinton and her Clinton Foundation criminal enterprise, have now become participants in the greatest media cover-up the world has ever seen. There is no news, just the myopic ramblings of people that never were faced with 'owning' anything remotely resembling responsibility.
The victims of this criminal subversion are the readers of newspapers like the Ad Vertiser and most every other news outlet nationwide. No longer can you read anything objective. Everything you read has intent filled in between every word.
That's not news.
The Ad Vertiser doesn't know any better. Even if they did, they don't care. Ads are selling to the weak and uninformed that don't own a computer or know anyone that does.
The only thing left are the victims of the media's crime wave. There is no justice for this crime wave.
"Central Piedmont Community College’s (CPCC) Board of Trustees has invited five finalists to interview to serve as the fourth president of the college. During their campus visits, the finalists will interview with the trustees and meet with faculty and staff during candidate forums. The board seeks to name a successor to Dr. Tony Zeiss who announced his plans to retire in February.
The five finalists are:
Dr. Michael L. Ash, current president of Southeastern Community College in Burlington, Iowa. Dr. Ash earned a doctorate in higher education from George Washington University. He has been president of Southeastern Community College since 2012 and is the former executive assistant to the president for resource development and external affairs at State Fair Community College in Sedalia, Mo."
It never ceases to amaze me how ass backward this monument building hiring qualification is allowed to continue unchecked.
“The FBI went to Justice Department earlier this year asking for it to open a case into the foundation, but the public integrity unit declined,” CNN breaking news writer Daniella Diaz reported Wednesday."
Judicial Watch, a conservative watchdog group, released 296 pages of emails from the Democratic presidential nominee, including 44 that Judicial Watch says were not previously handed over to the State Department by Clinton. The emails, many of which are heavily redacted, raise questions about the Clinton Foundation's influence on the State Department and its relations during her tenure.
In one instance, top Clinton Foundation official Doug Band lobbied Clinton aides for a job for someone else in the State Department. In the email, Band tells Hillary Clinton's former aides at the department -- Cheryl Mills and Huma Abedin -- that it is "important to take care of (redacted)." Band is reassured by Abedin that "Personnel has been sending him options.""
...And as for Khan’s wife, the silent Gold Star Mother:
Brohi goes on to argue that human rights bestowed by Islam include the right of men to “beat” their wives.
“The best statement of the human rights is also to be found in the address delivered by the prophet [Muhammad] so often described as his last address,” Brohi said, quoting: “ ‘You have rights over your wives and they have rights over you. You have the right that they should not defile your bed and that they should not behave with open unseemliness. If they do, God allows you to put them in separate rooms and to beat them but not with severity.’”
Khan touted the supremacy of sharia:
Khan provides his own advocacy for Sharia law in a separate academic paper titled “Juristic Classification of Islamic Law,” which he also wrote in 1983, while studying in Saudi Arabia.
“The invariable and basic rules of Islamic law are only those prescribed in the Shari’ah,” Khan writes. “All other juridical works… must always be subordinated to the Shari’ah.”
He explains that Sharia is derived from the Quran and Sunnah, and that the Quran “is the absolute authority from which springs the very conception of legality and every legal obligation.”
"Hillary Clinton granted her first exclusive post-nomination interview to Chris Wallace and Fox News Sunday and when confronted with direct questions about the terror attacks in Benghazi and her exclusive use of an unauthorized, non-secure email server for government work she lied like a cheap rug."
Douchebag Harry Reid is the latest Democrat not to be prosecuted for breaking the law
"The Federal Election Commission, which considered legal action against former Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee for joking about fundraising, won’t punish Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid for admitting to violating an election law.
The agency voted 4-0 against pursuing action after FEC lawyers wrote a four-page memo that said Reid’s fundraising committee admitted to failing to comply with an election law requirement, but that it wasn’t worth the time or money to prosecute.
At issue was a fundraising memo Reid’s team did for 2014 Nevada lieutenant gubernatorial candidate Lucy Flores. She lost in a landslide."