Iowa has a dyslexia problem?  Kay Greivling has the story.  So what's wrong with paying politicians to go away anyway?  If Governor Branstad can do it,  why can't we?   I'm up for a fundraiser.  Betsy McCaughey says the Hobby Lobby case isn't a women's rights issue unless require a subsidy.   Secretary of State Matt Schutz says Judicial Watch is slightly off on it's critique of Iowa's voter rolls being packed with non-existent people.  Only slightly.   And David Chung repeats his disappointment with departing Iowa Republican Party Chair AJ Spiker's comments on medical marijuana.

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David Fischer defends AJ Spiker's pro-legal medical marijuana statement.   Then,  why won't Catholics stop being ripped off...paying twice for educating own kids?

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Dr. Lee Hieb is a Libertarian running for Iowa Governor.  Dr. Miriam Grossman says our kids are being defrauded by the sex ed industry.  It is killing them.   Omalbanin Rezaie is a foreign exchange student from Afghanistan. Drew Shuman paved the way.

Direct download: mickelson-2014-03-21.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:03pm CST

Revolt: The Secession of Mill Valley...when people get fed up enough will secession work?  Ray Bourhis ponders it.     Joel McDurmon gives us Noah: The True Story.  And Sheriff Ted Kamatchus says he really wants and needs drones for his job.

Direct download: mickelson-2014-03-20.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:59pm CST

Dr. Mary Manjikian says sanctions as a tactic of influence are pretty weak and ineffective.  So don't bother.  A Russian-Iowan,  Eugene Tsirulnikov,  gives insight into the new cold war and Putin.   Tasty.   And are Iowans big tenters or are they American traditionalists?

Direct download: mickelson-2014-03-19.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00pm CST

US Senate Candidate Matt Whitaker defines his issues.  Money man James Rickardts deal with The Death of Money...why we we have few real weapons to use against Putin.   Jim Hawkins says non-union teachers are being dumped on by the establishment.  And Senator Mark Chelgren says the Democrat version of the bully bill has a political agenda.

Direct download: mickelson-2014-03-18.mp3
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NICHE talk.  Big homeschool doings on Capital Day on Tuesday.  Vickie Crawford, Brian Bopp, Bill Gustoff,  Steve Deace and  Sam Clovis talking about the liberty of homeschoolers.  Then, issues and answers. Everything from Putin to drones.

Direct download: mickelson-2014-03-17.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:32pm CST

AJ Spiker is stepping down as the chair of the Iowa Republican Party Central Committee.  A final report and some interesting political gossip.  Dr. Ramesh Richard from REACH is visiting Iowa...inspiring the next generation.   And Sunday is the worst day of the week for food servers cuz of church people (mainly Baptists) are crappy tippers.

Direct download: mickelson-2014-03-14.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:11pm CST

Steve Deace has Rules for Patriots: How Conservatives Can Wind Again.  Spirited.  Marriannette Miller-Meeks running in the 2nd District for Congress.  And a fellow says Bald Eagles are killing newborn calves in Decatur county.

Direct download: mickelson-2014-03-13.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:01pm CST

Odds and Ends.  Issues. Peaceful Pandits riot in Fairfield.  And Iowa judge gives an attorney 12,000 bucks in fees for representing another peaceful Hindu (tried to kill his girlfriend)  who doesn't want his food in contact with cooking utensils which have EVER touched meat.   And Iowa legislators want to make texting while driving a primary offense.  Iowans are a little skeptical.  

Direct download: mickelson-2014-03-12.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:30pm CST

The tragedy of human trafficking. A Night of Gospel Centered Justice is trying to address it.  Kimberly Smith is speaking at the First Church of the Open Bible Friday the 14th at 7pm.  A concert and lecture fundraiser to rescue girls.  515-274-9296 for tickets.  Make a Way Partners.  Then, several other Iowa rescue organizations tell their stories. Wings of Refuge.  Freedom for Youth. Whoops the Supreme Court of the United States may have just messed up the Rails to Trails movement to use abandoned rail beds for bike trails.  

Direct download: mickelson-2014-03-11.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:08pm CST

Nathaniel Johnson from Grist says GMO's aren't that big O' deal.  Issues of the day.  And an extensive review of 12 Years a Slave. And Gary North compares the tale of  two slave systems.

Direct download: mickelson-2014-03-10.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:10pm CST

Sam Clovis talks about foreign policy issues as he runs for US Senate.   Secretary of State Matt Schultz talks about the lawsuit blocking his office from checking the integrity of the voting process in Iowa.  Senator Rand Paul before his C-PAC speech...issues

Direct download: mickelson-2014-03-07.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:01pm CST

Dan Riskin say Mother Nature is Trying to Kill Us.  And the cold has moved critters indoors.   Lance LoRusso says sometimes first responders aren't fully covered if they get hurt on the job. So,  Hunting for Heroes.  Then,  lotsa Iowans are struggling with frozen water lines...what to do?

Direct download: mickelson-2014-03-06.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:04pm CST

100 Words Every 4th Grader Should Know...Steve Keinedler from American Heritage Dictionary...Iowans have a few words 4th graders should NOT know.   Elizabeth Morgan, former Iowan, has a daughter who may benefit from medical marijuana tells her story.  Then,  how to handle a scam artist bill collector.  Wendy McElroy, "individualist feminist",   says the 1 and 5 myth is alive and well on Iowa college campuses. She calls it the fake rape crusade..  And voting machine failure in a local election?

Direct download: mickelson-2014-03-05.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:30pm CST

Fukushima: The Story of a Nuclear Disaster.  Edwin Lyman from the Union of Concerned Scientists wonders about the Iowa implications.  Then why is  the DNR investigating the guy who accidentally shot himself in the finger?  Inquiring minds.  Then, it franchise vote day.  Councilman Chris Coleman explains the economics of the refund vote.  Time for an aspirin.

Direct download: mickelson-2014-03-04.mp3
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Jo Widemann from CAPS warns Iowans about California's immigration disaster.  And an Iowan describes how immigration fraud is done in Iowa.  Then, delegate stacking in the Iowa Republican Party?  David Fischer, former co-chair of the Iowa Republican Party.  Craig Robinson, The Iowa Republican.  Will Rogers, Chair of the Polk County Republican Party explain the dust up.  Vigorous.

Direct download: mickelson-2014-03-03.mp3
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Lisa Bloom describes our Suspicion Nation.  Race and Politics in the USA.  Dr. Cal Beisner takes a bite out of the EPA for failing to hold themselves accountable.  And talking about Resisting the Green Dragon. Then, the continuing saga of the persecution of  UofI president, Sally Mason.  Libs are consuming their own.  An entertaining horror show.  

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Gov. Jan Brewer vetoes Arizona's religious freedom law.  So how should the tension between  "non-discrimination" vs "religious freedom"  be resolved?  Iowans make a stab at it.

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Harley Geiger from the Deputy Director of the Freedom Security and Surveillance Project drums up support the US Freedom act to secure privacy  and security rights for Americans.  Michelle Chrystal pushes to repeal Iowa's Common Core Smarter Balanced Assessment Program.   Then University of Iowa President Sally Mason gets bullied by confused activists.

Podcast

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David Schultz says it's time to fix "Election Law and Democratic Theory".  He says it's broke.  Rev. Demastus talks about an upcoming Men's Conference.  Michio Kaku describes "The Future of the Mind" .   And the knockout game has come to Ames Iowa?

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Congressman Steve King talks issues...and wonders if the Putin AND US should learn from the Ukrainian uprising and another look at the egg wars.   David Holt, Consumer Energy Alliance with a look at our energy future.  Gov Branstad is in Washington, on MSNBC.  And if engineers get paid so much,  why aren't we producing more of them?  What ever happened to supply and demand?

Direct download: mickelson-2014-02-24.mp3
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Wesley Smith talks about the War on Humans.  He says the neo-pagan animal rights movement is toxic to people.   John Stewart plays fast and loose with an ID story.  Ryan Mauro says Iowa is on an FBI list which contains concerns about Muslims of American "villages".   And a couple of Iowa teenagers are in deep shinola over the killing of a American Bald Eagle. 

Direct download: mickelson-2014-02-21.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:26pm CST

The Midwest Israeli Consul General, Roey Gilad,  talks about US-Israeli issues.  Then the sugar-corn syrup wars heat up with a "buy the science guy" technique.  And a vending machine mugger doesn't get workmen's comp just cuz he used a fork-lift on one. Iowa weather becomes news.  And Rep Greg Heartsill wants to toughen Iowa abortion laws.  Pro-aborts aren't amused.

Direct download: mickelson-2014-02-20.mp3
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The Iowa Birth Organization is promoting decriminalizing mid-wifery.  Mandi Hillman and Megan Day-Suhr are doulas.  Vigorous conversation with them and a bunch of Iowans on both sides of the issue.

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Dave Hendricks introduces us to Connecticut Yankee Pedaller in Chariton.  And are truckers hiding something?  It's illegal even to have a place to hide stuff.  Then, attorney Lance LoRusso reviews the Michael Dunn verdict. When Cops Kill.  Before you "stand your ground" consider the consequence.  Then nutty things done in the name of religion.

Direct download: mickelson-2014-02-18.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:33pm CST

Joe Meints talks common sense about drug addiction...St. Gregory Retreat Center.  Thomas Fleming describes the biggest mistake committed by President Thomas Jefferson that nobody ever heard of.  "A Disease in the Public Mind: A New Understanding of Why We Fought the Civil War"  Os Guinness in Iowa to suggest how The Global Public Square can strengthen religious freedom.

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:31pm CST

Carl Kerby....Reasons for Hope...getting ready for some creation lectures and another debate with an Iowa Atheist.  "What's the purpose of government?"   Click.  Then,  some Iowa farmers don't  any high powered transmission lines across their property even if they carry Iowa Wind Energy.  Caroline Sheritan, Diane Dar and Jerry Crew.

Direct download: mickelson-2014-02-14.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:21pm CST

Can Iowa teachers be held responsible for the kids this generation is sending them?  Vigorous conversation.  Then,  somebody wants to make it illegal to burn wood for heat in fireplaces and wood-burning stoves.  A case?

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Judy Hintz brings some moms who successfully helped their kids overcome education struggles.  Educational Resources.    Tamara Scott and Jane Robbins lobby against Iowa's Common Core. Sam Clovis running for Senate...issues.

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:28pm CST

To drone or not to drone...that's the question.  Then,  Iowa hugged the Common Core tar baby.   Can we un-hug?   Henry Burke is a civil engineer.  Says Iowa's commitment to the Common Core is a big mistake.  Then, Senator Brad Zaun intros legislation to kill it.

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As I recall from the last legislative session, promises were made to some of  the newbies that some of their important, but socially hot button issues, were  going to be delayed until this current session. Now it appears that the  leadership class of both parties have agreed to move the funnel dates for this  session up two weeks to prevent controversial, non-budget issues to be brought  up to avoid controversy and to get back home to begin campaigning. Gone are two  weeks from the session. Take a look.

Concurrent Resolutions that amended the Joint Rules of the House and Senate  and chopped two full weeks off of our funnel deadlines. The specific resolutions  are House Concurrent Resolution 104 and Senate Concurrent Resolution 101.

Here’s how it happened:

The Senate filed SCR 101 on the first day of session, January 13, 2014 and it  was immediately placed on their calendar, seen here on page 9 of Senate Journal.

As soon as it was placed on the calendar, Senator Gronstal asked for and  received unanimous consent to immediately consider SCR 101, indicated on page 10 of Senate Journal.

Then Senator Gronstal made the motion to adopt SCR 101 and the motion  prevailed by a voice vote. SCR 101 was immediately messaged to the House (also  on page 10 of the Senate Journal).

On the second day of the session, January 14, 2014, Representative Upmeyer  asked for and received unanimous consent to immediately consider HCR 104 (which  is identical to SCR 101) – This is on page 50 of the House Journal.

SCR 101 was substituted for HCR 104 and Representative Windschitl made the  motion to adopt SCR 101 and the motion prevailed by a voice vote, seen on pages 51 and 52 of House Journal.

Almost no legislator outside of leadership – either Republican or Democrat –  that realized what they voted on. They just trusted the process.

Now many of the pieces of legislation and issues which politicians ran on  will be left on the early funnel room floor. A number of legislators feel like  their leadership has played them. They may have a case. There are some very  unhappy legislators.

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The Deliberate Corruption of Climate Science--Professor Tim Ball.  The political fraud that the global warming scam is.  Then, what should you do if your student loan is in default?  Bruce Mesnekoof  says don't file for your tax return until you are out of default.  Then,  did some of Iowa's coyotes end up in Joe Namath's Super Bowl coat?

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 Ambassador Francis Rooney, former U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See and Author of The Global Vatican.  Issues.  John King, CNN, with a new Sunday AM political show.  Senator Harkin talks about his plan to raise the minimum wage on MSNC.  Mike Whalen gives us some great news about how the free market has save one Iowa woman thousands of dollars on medical bills. Richard Rosenthal from  The Lexus Project  is trying to rescue Iowa's pit bull, Killer, from execution.

Direct download: mickelson-2014-02-07.mp3
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In Iowa it is almost impossible to shut down an ineffective, damaging and unneeded government program.  Or you'll get sued.  And a federal judge will call you names if you try.   Casey Luskin says he was frustrated over the results of the Nye-Ham debate the other night.   Here's another great response from Gary DeMar.  

Direct download: mickelson-2014-02-06.mp3
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 Medical marijuana in Iowa?  Two Iowa moms, Maria LeFrance and Sally Gaer have kids with severe seizures.  They think the symptoms could be diminished.  They are asking Iowans to support a change in the law.  Dave Price helps us re-live the horror of the Caucus Chaos.  Then, Mike Demastus thinks it wasn't nice for the Polk County Republican platform committee to drop the platform when the committee numbers were down.  Some ruffled feathers.

Direct download: mickelson-2014-02-05.mp3
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David Parsons is bringing a very rare Tyndale Bible to Iowa this week-end.  Public is invited to view it.   Then,  a swatted up police raid on a Des Moines family is raising eyebrows.  And is the high number of K-2 grade school kids being expelled related to the cop story?

Direct download: mickelson-2014-02-04.mp3
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We are giving tax credits to our economic competitors to build "green" technology to sell us, guaranteeing our economy will be less competitive.  It's the great circle of life.  Diana Furchtgott-Roth tells the story.  "Regulating to Disaster".    Then,  Coke decides to sell politics instead of brown, carbonated, sugary drinks.  Danny Carroll is the new co-chair of the Iowa Republican Party.  Issues.  Congressman Steve King takes after immigration, debt-ceiling hikes and the farm bill.

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One of our listeners, Sam, reports years of telemarketer, robocall abuse.  Scary and funny.  Iowans are REALLY, REALLY annoyed by robocalls.  And what works and what doesn't.   BOOM!

Podcast

Direct download: mickelson-2014-01-31.mp3
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The PEO Solution with Brian Peskin and Dr. Robert Jay Rowen.  Then, the gas tax hike trial balloon.  Will Iowans go for it?  More questions than answers so far.

Direct download: mickelson-2014-01-30.mp3
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Obama say climate change is a fact.  Marc Morano says not so fast.   He's the guy the just man-handled Bill Nye the Science Guy.   Then, how can shooting yourself in the leg getcha charged with a felony?   Then, the Humane Society eggs Congressman Steve King and the whole egg-buying public in California.  

Direct download: mickelson-2014-01-29.mp3
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Jacob Kvinlaug wants Iowans to build zero energy houses...he says the tech is here and now.  Mark Preston from CNN is going to be measuring the Iowa response to the SOTU address tonight.  Plus, a couple of cases of Iowa Nice bites us in the butt.

Direct download: mickelson-2014-01-28.mp3
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Critics are worried that non-evolutionary theories might be included in some new science standards.   Dr. Steven Meyer says "Darwin's Doubt" is justified.  And an upcoming debate.  Then,  why is  the 1st Church of the Wooden Spoon so quiet on Sunday morning despite all the kids?  

Direct download: mickelson-2014-01-27.mp3
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Michael Furchert "Miracle Behind the Berlin Wall"  says the American church is making all the same mistakes made by the German church before Hitler.  Insightful.  McDonalds is having a senior moment in New York.   And should the taxpayers us the minimum wage as a weapon against the welfare state and illegal immigration?

Direct download: mickelson-2014-01-17.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:33pm CST

Jonathan Narcisse is pondering a Democratic run for Iowa Governor.  Ron Unz, conservative Republican activist says it might be wise to adopt a higher minimum wage.  He says its a conservative position.   Then, Souls on Ice...Maria Lancaster advocates adopting embryos...she did it.

Direct download: mickelson-2014-01-16.mp3
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Headlights on bright is probable cause for police to go fishing.  They caught some pot.  Lotsa Iowans who have been shined. Then,  Tony Fairfax says future Republican presidential candidates have no chance of winning unless they sound like Democrats.  "The Presidential Trend".

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Ted Broer says our nutrition is feminizing American males.  "Breakthrough Health".  The State of the State...abridged.   And "The Game Plan"  Kevin Freeman,  Senior Fellow from at the Center for Security Policy...expert on economic warfare.   Powerful.

Direct download: mickelson-2014-01-14.mp3
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Beauty Amidst the Ashes...another inspirational story of love, adoption,  and dedication.the Christiansen family. Participating in an Iowa Right to Life event.   Guy Cook says Iowa is thinking about doing away with the Bar exam before newly minted lawyers could practice.  And should some Iowa roads be abandoned?

Direct download: mickelson-2014-01-13.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:14pm CST

Six Cyclone football players have died since 2003.  When does the death spiral begin?  Some hard facts to fix it.  Then E-Cigs?  Banned from ISU librarys cuz they could damage books?   Then,  does Wi-Fi kill plants?   Some Iowa homeschoolers may try to duplicate the experiment.

Direct download: mickelson-2014-01-10.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:53pm CST

Iowans will not give up on expressing their complete dissatisfaction over the Iowa State Fair plan to go cashless.   The political class is listening.  Then,  pundits wonder if Iowans give a rip about  Gov Christie's bridegate.  So we tell 'em.

Direct download: mickelson-2014-01-09.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:19pm CST

The Iowa State Fair is planning to go cashless for food.  Money exchanged for tickets for vendors...designed to halt commission skimming.  Iowan's are way less than thrilled.

Direct download: mickelson-2014-01-08.mp3
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Scotty Taylor reminds us about how to achieve balance in our quest for health...and a reminder about the "itises".   Michael Connely says the grounds to impeach Obama are overwhelming.  Senator Rand Paul reviews issues...unemployment, NSA and the safety of our money.  Then an animal welfarist confiscates a farm dog, both stealing, and trespassing, then sending a bill to the owner for a totally unnecessary "rescue" based upon a totally anonymous "complaint".    WTH?

Direct download: mickelson-2014-01-07.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:00pm CST

Trying to figure out the new rules during the artic vortex on diesels and other mysterious critters.   Surprisingly,  Iowa is on the cutting edge again.  And are animal welfarists wrong about dogs and cold?

Direct download: mickelson-2014-01-06.mp3
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Sam Clovis running for Senate deals with issues.  Then,  does Iowa have poorly engineered hills for sledding kids?   Shameful.   And has the knock-out game come to Iowa?  

Direct download: mickelson-2014-01-03.mp3
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A look back at some of the best conversations:  Juda Meyers--an amazing pro-life story.  The Lone Survivor, Marcus Luttrell from Seal Team Six.  Joel McDurmon,  What Would Jesus Drink?  Dr. Ben Carson, America the Beautiful.   And Illana Mercer, Into the Cannibal's Pot.  

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 Tamara Scott hosts. Common Core is the focus.  

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Cliche' Diving for Christmas

I routinely get sent rubbish like this by people who think,  “Ah hah!   This will really sting those hypocritical Christians who will have no response.    This stuff only works on Biblically illiterate people….and that list is long.  Some even have bestselling books and have TV shows on Fox.

Jesus wasn’t radical in any sense of the word.  He followed every tenant of the Law to perfection. His radicalism was that He called out the hierarchy for hypocrisy.   He wasn’t non-violent as He whipped the true hypocrites, the scam artist money changers out of the Temple.   “He wasn’t an American and never spoke English”.     True, and not relevant to any point that I’m aware of.  Jesus is a Jew, who spoke Aramaic in a Hebrew culture under the thumb of conquering Rome.  He was likely literate in three languages.    He wasn’t against the death penalty as He said none of the law would pass away.   He wasn’t against wealth, only the hypocrisy and the self-righteousness of some of the wealthy.  “…harder than a camel to go through the eye of a needle.”  He was against hypocritical public prayer, which  by then had almost achieved ritual status.   He said those people “already have their reward”.     "Gay" wasn’t in His vocabulary in that term is a marketing word invented by our own credulous generation.   He was against the behavior of sodomy in that it was and is still prohibited by the Law which He asserted.   Abortion didn’t need a separate category in that it was already covered by the Law against murder.   “Against birth control?”   Only pagans worry about birth control.   The ancient Hebrews considered children a blessing and their future safety net in old age.    “Never justified torture?”  Why would He?   However He was tortured to death for the salvation of His people.    “Never called the poor lazy?”   “Look to the ant thou sluggard”—and--  “…if a man will not work, neither shall he eat…”     In a pre-welfare state society,  laziness was lethal to itself.   “Never fought for tax cuts for the wealthy?”   He fought for honest tax  policy in a pagan nation…  He kicked the crooked money changers out of the temple for ripping off God’s people and he busted Zachius, a crooked Jewish tax collector who pledged to pay back his victims four fold,  consistent with the Law.  “Never asked a leper for a co-pay?”   That’s for sure.  There is no record of Him billing Lazarus for raising him from the dead, nor for healing the blind guy,  or  the healing dozens of others  he healed as a sign of His divinity.   In his culture the oppressed (poor who couldn’t care for themselves) were given care paid from the tithes (10 percent) of people.   Everyone else paid their own way, just like all decent people do.   Yup as a Jew (Semitic) he was likely brown…so what?  “Long-haired?”  Debatable,  but also an irrelevant non-issue.  “Community organizing?”   Rubbish.    He had trouble hanging on to his own 12 disciples.  And when He actually preached the Gospel,  that human works don’t merit points with  God,  he lost most of the crowd.   They came for the goodies,  the free food and healing,  but most rejected a non-political savior. Pretty much like the guy who is still looking for a “community organizer”.     They wanted to be rescued from the Romans,  not their own sin.   On day one in Jerusalem they gave Him a parade, but by day three, they gave Him a crucifixion.   “Anti-slut shaming?”  More rubbish… the slut who was brought to Him to judge was already shamed before she got there.   And after no evidence was presented against her, He told her to “go and sin no more.”     “Middle Eastern Jew.”    Yup.    Just like the prophecies anticipated.

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Larry Schweikart with a Patriot's History of the Modern World.  Bill O'Reilly commits theology...again.  Organized Crime--Thomas DiLorenzo says mixed in with our founding fathers were some real scumbags.   And what's hood rat?  Ending with the best Christmas song--ever.

Direct download: mickelson-2013-12-20.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:43pm CST

This is the stand alone segment of Thursday's program:  Explaining the tactics and goals of the A&E Duck Dynasty dust-up.  Why the word "deracinated" can explain the collapse of sexual ethics and why the gay lobby had to take out Phil Robertson...and why orthodox Americans have to respond.    What do the Pledge of Allegiance,  South Africa,  and President Lincoln have in common?    

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:18pm CST

Dr. Merrill Matthews says increasing the minimum wage will increase the income gap rather than decreasing it.  Explaining the Duck Dynasty story and why this political theatre is important.  SOS Matt Schultz explains why clean elections are worth the money spent to protect it. (He says we are only at half time)  Then,  James Rickards with an update on the "Currency Wars".  

Direct download: mickelson-2013-12-19.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:56pm CST

 Shane Vander Hart has an update on Common Core in Iowa.  Dems push vets under the bus while continuing funding illegals.   Judging the Notable Quotables for 2013.  Tim Graham from the MRC.  Congressman Tom Latham calls it quits.  And Johnson County is pondering re-building county farms for vulnerable Iowans.  Good idea?

Direct download: mickelson-2013-12-18.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:27pm CST

A federal judges says laws against polygamy violate the Constitution.  Waiting for critics of judicial activism to apologize to Bob Vander Platts,  Senator Santorum, etc.  Still waiting.   And truckers now have to account for their eye movements?  And when you visit the hospital be ready for war against super bugs.  

Direct download: mickleosn-2013-12-17.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:07pm CST

Iowa DOT is pondering shutting down some rest stops.  A shake down?  Shake up?   Then,  Casey Luskin says the "Freethought Oasis"...isn't free,  has no thought and isn't an oasis.  Just another village atheist group of bullies trying to shut down debate.    Plus an Iowa bus driver gets busted by the kids for texting while driving.

Direct download: mickelson-2013-12-16.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:22pm CST

Eric Borseth says Iowa has one of THOSE--a case where a 6th grader has been disciplined at school for fashioning a paper "gun".  The policy says even "pretend guns" can get you busted.   Sigh.   Busted for an Airsoft gun?    And a great conversation about educating boys.  ADHD?   Is it real?  Inventor says its a fake disorder Maybe.   Does it help?   Experts are divided.   Some Iowa parents are convinced it's real and drugs help.  

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Great music...Tim and Myles Thomson...playing Friday night at Java Joes...guitar and fiddle...blue-grass jazz?   Bob Neese...Missouri farmer remembers his time in South Africa.  And Jonathan Weisiger (J-DUB) is a competitive horse trainer...Nat Geo's Mustang Millionaire.  

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A fake signer invades the fake history at the funeral of Mandela.  Still trying to untangle the mess.  Senator Rand Paul says the budget deal is a mistake and endangers the reserve currency status of the dollar.  And Alex Newman worries that the death of Mandela could unleash a new round of genocide in South Africa.

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A California lawsuit could start to break up the NEA stranglehold.  Terry Pell filed suit. Jim Hawkins has Iowa reaction.   Then,  more Mandela malarkey.  And the closing of the Iowa Juvenile Home gets some blow-back.

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Lincoln's Marxists Walter Kennedy fills in some amazing history. John  G West remembers C.S. Lewis--"The Magicians Twin"   Peter Hammond--remembers Mandela.   Ilana Mercer put us "Into the Cannibal's Pot".  The same pot that boiled civilization in South Africa is now kindled and fired in the USA. 

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Opportunities Unlimited deny the Rev. Cary Gordon the opportunity to buy their Jumpy Monkey coffee. Huh?  Steve Deace chat's about the political season.  Steve Goreham says it's time for the climate change zealots to admit they're full of it.

Direct download: mickelson-2013-12-06.mp3
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Was Robin Hood a good guy or bad guy?  Do cats care?  How can people of modest means be living so well?   And we invent a new word.   Gamester.  

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Is Iowa ready to manage scarcity?  A judge says Detroit can nuke their pension obligations.  The canary in the coal mine for Iowa's pension distress.  Senator Brad Zaun issues a pension warning.  Much great discussion.

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 "Why America Needs a Left: a Historical Argument"...  Eli Zaretsky.  So I give him one.   Bill Stowe says science says "Yes" to the continued use of fluoride in our water.   Alex Fitzsimmons says Iowans are "takers"  and "rent-seekers" on wind energy.  He has the numbers to prove it.  

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Lamar Waldron delves into the Hidden History of the JFK Assassination.  Conspiracy.   Gretchen Tegeler says Iowa's public pension system is a wreck and  is getting worse.  

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:40pm CST

Evan Stewart and Steve Gibbons…Thanksgiving stuff.

Direct download: mickelson-2013-11-28.mp3
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Dave Price chats with Bob Vander Platts and about Iowa issues.

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Gary Barrett…  more issues.  Along with Craig Robinson.

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Gary Barrett… issues.

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Iowans remember the Kennedy assassination.  David Barton ponders history...Black Robe Regiment.   Issues.

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 Wendy Melillo describes How McGruff and the Crying Indian Changed America.  Most Americans want to yank the plug on Sotero-Care.  Mark Rushdoony talks about The American Indian.  Are we all at risk for "reservation fever?"   And,  coyote worshipers?

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 Thomas DiLorenzo says the Gettysburg Address was a fraud.   Judy Hintz brings more inspirational stories from Educational Resources.  And Bob Vander Platts from the Family Leader talks about David Barton's Iowa visit for Saturday's fundraiser...issues.

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 Jim Owen created the Center for Cowboy Ethics and Leadership...The Try.  Allen Zasadny builds and tunes professional quality air rifles. (319-334-7261)   Remember the Lewis and Clark Girandoni air rifle conversation?    Dennis Haislip and the Blue Collar Opry has a new song.  A Hero's Welcome Home. Matt Philbin, managing editor for the Culture and Media Institute say MSM compares limiting government to the Constitution to the old Confederacy...as a tactic.  Gretchen Tegeler heads the Taxpayers Association of Central Iowa.  How taxpayers can defend themselves.  An upcoming training seminar for taxpayers.

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Carl Christiansen and Rebecca Aske...Beauty Amidst the Ashes...one of the most inspirational stories of love, sacrifice and adoption...ever.   (Speaking at the New Hope E Free church in Adel on Sunday, November 24)  Then, Scott Bestul from Field and Stream is the Total Deer Hunter Manual...then,   Colin Flaherty explains what the Knockout Game is all about.

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Is MMA safe?  Needs to be reformed for the health of the athletes?  Dave Ferguson worries.   Steve Flood says Obama-care will cost average Iowans an extra dollar an hour beginning January 1.   Wayne Allyn Root says the wheels came off and won't be found until  2017 at the earliest.  Deep Shinola...   plus is being healthy the new "white privilege"?  

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It's fix Obama-care day.   The massive failure of the roll-out causes Iowans to look for alternatives.  Best conversation around...plus Obama pitches a fix.   Sale?  No-Sale?

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Monte Shaw responds to an AP hit piece on Ethanol.  Betsy McCaughey blasts the latest Obama-care spin.   And workman's comp for these people?   Three puzzling cases.

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 Mark Messina says most of the anti-soy health claims are malarkey.  Ethanol is under attack too.  How to figure out stuff in an info-overload era? 

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Bonnie Campbell says our gun laws are hurting women.  Michael Ware says that would be awful if it were true.  Then,  why do some people hate Sarah Palin?  She equates debt with servitude.  Explaining the history.  If you can grasp this, you'll never be scammed again.  Then, a dues paying union guy declared independence after reading the drivel served up by his union president.

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President’s Report:  Dennis Stewart, the UAW Local 893 President—Marshalltown.

 Now, that was a close one!  I don’t know about you, but I feel very fortunate to have dodged the most recent terrorist attack on my beloved country. This attack was staged against our sitting President, his ideals, and a democratically elected governing body. This wasn't brought on by Al Queda, the Taliban, or any other foreign entity. It was, in fact, perpetrated by a group of ultra-right wing nut bags here in our own country called Tea Partiers.

 I am fully aware that these embiciles (btw the correct spelling is imbeciles…ironic)  are duly elected officials. I doubt, however, if most of their constituents sent them to Washington to shut down the government and put the worlds' economy at risk. And, like any decent terrorist, they have their followers who would trail behind like lemmings no matter how disastrous the end would be.

 The really scary part is there are 144 of these goofballs in the House and 18 in the Senate who are so myopically focused on destroying President Obama and the Affordable Care Act that no cost is too great for them. They would knowingly and willingly orchestrate a scheme that could result in total economic collapse. As I see it, putting our jobs, our retirement, our children's future, and even their, own party in danger is far closer to terrorism than it is to responsible leadership. Every one of these half- wits should have their faces plastered on America's Most Wanted posters I would have them brought up on charges of sabotage, extortion bribery, treason, and stupidity! Oh, wait a minute, that last one is riot illegal. Furthermore, while tar and feathering seems a bit barbaric, it is mild compared to other thoughts I'm having regarding appropriate punishment. I would offer some Sort of public humility but they've

 I accepted, a very long time ago, that like the common cold there is no cure for "common stupidity". I also realize that  in every facet of life they do indeed walk among us.

 I am thankful for leadership that refuses to succumb to being held hostage. The United States should not negotiate with any terrorist, foreign or domestic. I hope now everyone goes beak to, as we like to do in the UAW, good faith bargaining. 

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Editor’s Note:   another irony… a bunch of unions have asked for waivers and exemptions from Obamacare.  Including the UAW.

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Hi, I am Todd Schiebel and I have been a UAW member for 18 years. I am writing this letter because it seems to me that there has been a loss of perspective in our local union. It seems that many get caught up in the emotion of the rhetoric of those who are politically charged. My family, most of my close friends, many I know at Church and I have pretty much the same values and beliefs that I do. I'm a Bible College graduate. I teach and serve at New Hope Christian Church here in town. I am an honest and hard-working individual who lives a conservative life. Why am I telling you this you are probably asking yourself? (I would be). Here's the problem I have and it's a BIG one. I have never been a Democrat and I rarely agree with the political issues that the UAW stands on. What I have always done is pay my union dues and have been a no problem employee. Oh yeah, and most of the time I've kept my mouth shut and tried not to rock the boat. But that's all 'oing to change now and here's why.

Dennis Stewart, the UAW Local 893 president, made some outrageous statements in the most recent Rank-N-File paper (Volume 43 Number 9) in the President's Report. I see that I am a terrorist who has attacked our country. I guess that I am an "ultra rightwing nut bag".  It seems that at least Dennis Stewart believes that people like me, well, here's what he said," Every one of those halfwits should have their faces plastered on America's most wanted posters. I would have them brought up on charges of sabotage, extortion, bribery, treason, and stupidity!" He continued with other inflammatory statements. Wow, I never would've guessed when I look in the mirror that I was all those things. The Tea Party stands for three core issues. They are fiscal responsibility, Constitutionally Limited Government and free market economics. Of course those ideas draw a lot of conservative minded people who also believe in right to life and the freedom to worship God without persecution. Does that sound like terrorism to you? Sounds to me like the kind of ideas that has made America great.

It appears that Dennis thinks he has the right to slander anyone that doesn't believe what he does. It's funny, not ha ha funny but ironic, how someone in the role of leadership can get away with promoting their extreme hate filled ideas. It seems that tolerance is one-sided. Some say that I just need to be tolerant of the rhetoric that is in the report. But tolerance used to go both ways and those who know me know that by me being a union member all these years that I have been more than tolerant.

I am not a member of the Tea Party, yet. But my views do lineup with theirs. So for 18 years I have kept my mouth shut (for the most part). I have done my job to the best of my abilities, and will continue to do so. I am hired by Fisher Controls to do a job. My paycheck does not say UAW on it. My paycheck comes from Fisher Controls. Today is Saturday, October 26 and today I am getting out of the boat (even though I can't swim). I AM DONE! I will no longer be a UAW member. I have tolerated, ignored, and put up with all of the conservative bashing and extremist rhetoric that I'm going to take. The Union does not remotely represent what I believe! So if that makes me intolerant, then so be it.

There are a lot of people here at Fisher Controls and my guess is that there are more people like me who are tired of this kind of talk and the ideas that are being promoted by this union.

Well that's it for now! Maybe the pen is mightier than the sword. (I just cut myself). I am not a scab (well I do have one on my arm) but I am an American that has made a choice in a still free country. At least we don't have a monarchy yet.

Sincerely in the spirit of American Freedom,

Todd A. Schiebel


 

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It's November 8th.   So what?  Some history.  The Ames shooting was justified?  Chuck Hurley says the judge was wrong...again.   AG wants to ban and tax E-cigarettes...and other solutions to non-existent problems.  Plus,  the non-apology apology.  Sorry.

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:03pm CST

Dr. William Andrews is "The Man Who Would Stop Time".  A remarkable man who is dealing with the genetics of aging.   Sue Horton is a local pharmacist who sponsored his visit (515-252-7688)   KrisAnne Hall is a constitutionalist who wants you to be as well.   And then Senator Harkin says Obamacare represents the "new value system."  

Direct download: mickelson-2013-11-07.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:06pm CST

More thinking on the Ames shooting at ISU.  Congressman King talks about the political wars in Iowa and  national election results. (And "Cuccinnelli" is now a political verb)  Plus,  a blast from the past-- the 1967 first Reagan dinner.

Direct download: mickelson-2013-11-06.mp3
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On election day,  Polk County has a referendum to fix the courthouse and expand office space.  David Johnson says "No".   Mary Cramer says, "Yes".   EJ Giovannetti  vs AJ Spiker on election day.  The Iowa Republican "wars" continue.

Direct download: mickelson-2013-11-05.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:18pm CST

Joe Meintz from St Gregory's Retreat Center reminds us how many ways humans can self destruct and how they can be put back together.  Prof Roger McEowen assesses Senator Jack Hatch's tax proposal.  The mayor and council of Oskaloosa advances the cause of a regional airport.  Chris Diebel is running for Des Moines city council explaining the Register endorsement withdrawal.

Direct download: mickelson-2013-11-04.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:07pm CST

The Osky-Pella airport issue has boiled to the point where nay-sayers want to replace the majority on city council.  Then gotcha cams are contagious...and rust prone.  Plus, what are the odds?

Direct download: mickelson-2013-11-01.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:52pm CST

Skip Moore wants to be re-elected to Des Moines City Council.  So does Cal Woods.  More Obama-scam feedback.  And what would work?

Direct download: mickelson-2013-31-2013.mp3
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Our LED Source,  one of our latest sponsors, tells us about the latest wrinkes in technology.  Mark Schroder and  Dean Ernst.  Then the aftermath of a gun violence shut-down at a local middle school.   Plus,  the Obamacare roll-out snafus are a scam.

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Dr. Peter Vincent Pry is Executive Director of the Task Force on the  National and Homeland Security....he is worried about (EMP) electromagnetic pulse.  He thinks you should be too.  Michael Bash thinks G-d is the Evolving God and so are people.  He thinks we won't get it together for a long time.  Plus, Americans are awake now...thanks to Obamacare.  Too late?

Direct download: mickelson-2013-10-29.mp3
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Ed Vos  (Director of the Dallas County Veterans Affairs Commission) has help for vets and veteran's benefits.  Open House and Veterans Fair November 1, 2013...10am-6pm  And a closer look at Obama-care.  

Direct download: mickelson-2013-10-28.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:23pm CST

The Iowa Republican Party is in open war over personnel and principle.   RPI Chairman A.J. Spiker and Co-Chair Dave Fisher respond to a media report which says the Old Guard Republicans are going to try purge Evangelicals, Tea Partiers, and Libertarians from party leadership.   BOOM!   Then Des Moines loses a lawsuit, must borrow money to pay back their victims and the suing attorneys get $7 million dollars.  Plus Iowa pension mischief .

Direct download: mickelson-2013-10-25.mp3
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Rick Clark, Des Moines City Manager,  and Mark Godwin, Dept City Attorney...how will Des Moines pay back the ratepayers for the wrongfully collected franchise fees?   Sam Clovis wants to be a senator.   And other stuff.

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