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 CDT

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?

Direct download: mickelson-2014-02-13.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:11pm CDT

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.

Direct download: mickelson-2014-02-12.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:28pm CDT

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.

Direct download: mickelson-2014-02-11.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00pm CDT

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.

Category:general -- posted at: 6:20pm CDT

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?

Direct download: mickelson-2014-02-10.mp3
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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
Category:general -- posted at: 1:24pm CDT

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
Category:general -- posted at: 1:47pm CDT

 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
Category:general -- posted at: 1:13pm CDT

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
Category:general -- posted at: 12:23pm CDT





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