Iowa Family Leader’s U.S. Senate Family Forum Moderated by Erick Erickson
In just under an hour our own Erick Erickson will be moderating the Iowa Family Leader’s U.S. Senate Family Forum. We are all very proud of Erick and know that he will do a wonderful job interrogating the Senate candidates moderating the forum. You can watch the livestream of the forum below, while you wait you can also read how Erick plans to approach the | Read More »
Tonight in Iowa
Tonight in Iowa, I’m honored to be the moderator of the Iowa Family Leader’s U.S. Senate Family Forum. The Family Leader has invited all the U.S. Senate candidates in Iowa to participate. Candidates Sam Clovis, Joni Ernst, Mark Jacobs, Matt Whitaker have all chosen to participate in the event. I don’t plan on asking the candidates their specific positions on policy X, Y, or Z. | Read More »
Bruce Braley pushed IRS to crack down on Tea Party groups.
The IRS learned it from you, Bruce Braley! They learned it from you.
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Bruce Braley (D CAND, Iowa-SEN) equates lawyering to farm work.
I would appreciate it if Bruce Braley would start pacing himself on the stupid things that he says: I don’t think that it’s fair to let one goofball monopolize my attention (and front page space). We have quite a while before November hits, so there’s no reason why Rep. Braley can’t complete his self-humiliation in a measured and efficient fashion. Although I do admit that | Read More »
Iowa man continues to go blind, thanks to #obamacare.
I admit, I was wondering how this administration was planning to implement one of the key tools of British/Canadian healthcare – to wit; delaying ‘non-life-threatening’ procedures for long enough for a certain percentage of patients to die from something else and another certain percentage to simply give up* – but I should have realized that you can always find a way to bureaucratically obfuscate. In | Read More »
Sixteen thousand Iowans won’t have health care because of @BruceBraley. #obamacare
Why is that? Nearly 16,000 Iowans who tried to apply for coverage via the glitch-plagued federal health insurance website are being told to apply separately through the state Department of Human Services. The Friday afternoon announcement stems from a kink in healthcare.gov, which is a key part of President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act. The issue affects Iowans who entered their information into healthcare.gov and | Read More »
Assessing the 2014 Senate Races- Part 1: The West and Midwest
The following is an assessment of the state of the Senate races for 2014 by region starting out west. In Hawaii, Democratic incumbent Brian Schatz will face a primary fight against Democratic Representative Colleen Hanabusa, Daniel Inouye’s hand-chosen successor who was passed over in favor of Schatz. One expects Hanabusa to win this primary and win the general election against whoever runs for the GOP. | Read More »
America’s Strange Love for Corn Ethanol [Updated: New AP article with must-see video]
(New link: Prairies vanish in the US push for green energy) In 2007, before our domestic shale boom put a big dent in America’s reliance on foreign oil, the Bush Administration made a massive commitment to biofuels. The Renewable Fuels Standard mandated an ever-increasing consumption of ethanol as a motor fuel through 2022. Candidate Obama, then junior senator from the nation’s #2 corn-producing state, wooed | Read More »
Crossing the Broken Blue Line
I have no doubt Michael Smithey is a diligent, conscientious police officer; one his boss, Chief Sam Hargadine is proud to have on the Iowa City force. It’s Smithey’s revelation of personal bias that’s troubling when laid bare on the streets he patrols. At first glance, Smithey appears rational as a negotiator, which in the line of duty, doesn’t allow for many character flaws. The | Read More »
I… do not care if the Iowa GOP is unhappy that it may lose influence in the 2016 election.
You should have seen what I wrote originally. Swear words were involved. Anyway, Iowa’s worried that it may not have the influence that it once had over the Republican primaries: On the surface, Iowa’s Republican presidential caucuses seem healthier than ever: would-be candidates are flocking here mere months after the last White House race ended, drawing sizable crowds and ample news coverage. Senator Ted Cruz | Read More »
Tech at Night: More on the Playstation 4. Kids don’t belong on the Internet.
Heh, the Playstation 4 is pro-used games and cheaper, right? Not so fast. The PS4 simply didn’t include the Eye and will let publishers restrict used games after all. Told you EA didn’t stop online passes because they were suddenly fine with used games.
Kids don’t belong on the Internet, because predators are out there. Even if your kid is high school aged, Be careful!
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2014 Gubernatorial Races: An Early Take- Part 4
In the Midwest races, five in number, the five current seats are held by Republicans with one- Dave Heineman in Nebraska- being term-limited. Other than perhaps Iowa, all are fairly reliable red states: Kansas, Oklahoma, Nebraska and South Dakota. The dynamics in South Dakota are dictated by the open senatorial race due to the retirement of Tim Johnson there. The Democrats have to defend this | Read More »
Barack Obama v. Disappointed Iowan Sixth Graders.
Mr. President? I’d like to introduce you to some of the American people that you are harming with your petulant closing of the White House to tours. (video link here) “The White House is our house! Please let us visit!”
Union Briefs for Friday, March 8, 2013: Government union flea bytes…
From unions forcing workers to pay for politics and applauding ObamaCare, to getting a better deal from the taxpayers than the taxpayers get themselves, it’s Friday and here are your Union Briefs…
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Opperation Take Back Illinois
Many people in Illinois and elsewhere are not aware that the Illinois State Constitution allows citizens to initiate changes to the Constitution without lawmakers approval. The people of Illinois can only make amendments by initiative to Article IV of the State Constitution, Article IV is the article pertaining to the state legislature. The Illinois Constitution only allows amendment to make “Procedural and Structural changes,” to | Read More »
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