David Yepsen,  former Register political writer sits in...issues

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Patrick Albanese sits in...issues...college education bubble.

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Patrick Albanese sits in...issues.

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Ross Peterson sits in...  issues...  a spokesman from One Iowa on gay issues.  

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Congressman Steve King... sits in for Jan...  issues..

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Iowans play armchair economists and theologians for a while...then a bunch of really great Christmas stuff....some of my favorite Christmas songs.

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Senator Lindsey Graham says Dems ate Reps lunch in the lame duck session. Why?   Then,  Senator Grassley says now that DADT has been repealed he'll help the military make it work... huh?   Iowans respond.  Then,  Scott Mickelson talks about gold and silver.  Then something silly,  for no particular reason.   Then, something beautiful...cuz it's Christmas.

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 2010 Notable Quotables...the annual best case examples of flagrant political flag waving on the part of media types.  Tim Graham serves up the awards.  Then a distressed family is being forces out of housing which doesn't meet code.   Iowan's respond in a big way.   (Park Ave Christian Church..288-1914)  Merry Christmas

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Professor Roger McEowen, ISU Ag Law expert evaluates what stayed the same and what's changed in the new tax code bill.  Money Issues.   Dr. Jim Blessman  is taking Iowans on a health mission in South Africa.   Then,  Barney Frank tells why the estate tax is justified.  Iowans respond.

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Raymond Francis tells how "Never Be Sick Again".. then,  if Christmas music is offensive,  then just re-write the lyrics...everything is solved...right?   Paul Shanklin...Songs of the Revolution...his latest parody cd.   Then,  Iowans respond to the end of DADT. 

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Drew Berquist, former spook,  now novelist,  talks about the US future in Afghanistan.   Congressman Steve King explains the inside story on the tax cut and budget issues.  The English explain the collapse of the EU.    Whoops,  this is what happens when you don't close the back door during an Iowa blizzard. Indianola HS canceled a Christmas assembly cuz of the perceived "unrest".   A last look at Bob Feller.  Then,  Suzy.

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 Senator Rick Santorum in Iowa...issues of the day.  Judy Hintz from Educational Resources with some happy parents and on the warpath for education reform.  Then,   the theology of yodeling.  

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The kids from Joshua Christian Academy sing and recite for Christmas... a real blessing.  Then,  an Indianola dad is still not happy with the way an attack on his son is being treated and how warnings of potential violence are not dealt with.  Here's  some pictures of known threats he warned about...and reportedly not acted upon.   Then, 'nuther lawsuit about judicial retention...this time says the ballots were unconstitutional.  Delicious

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Hope Ministries...puts a non-seasonal face on homelessness in Iowa.  Dave Burrier and Jeff Scott with the rest of the story.   Then,  part of a University of Iowa Hawkeye press conference dealing with drugs in the sports programs.   A winter driving expert, Mark Cox,  from the Bridgestone Winter Driving Schools with driving and winter tire selection tips.   More on the Indianola High School student attack case from the parent of the attacked student.   Ken Miller with a summary of the Hawkeye press conference.

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Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty talks issues....then a local dad is incensed by an attack on his child in school.   He isn't satisfied with the three day suspension the attacker received...wants more.   Iowans seem to agree.

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Iowa's being offered an incentive to expand passenger rail service.  Deborah Thornton says "I think I can"..  Iowan's wonder if cops are our friends...the lawyer says "Don't Talk to Cops"...  and truck drivers agree.

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E-Cigarettes?   What the heck is that?   Iowans are way ahead of the curve on this one too.   Then, why didn't drug testing cut the DJK drug bust off at the past.  Steve King blasts the Dream Act.

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 Tom Pauken says we can fix our economy by "Bringing America Home"...the USA is the trading sucker of the universe....no equal playing field out sources our jobs.  Then,  DJK gets busted for drugs...out the Insight Bowl...maybe jail.  Sound Off reporter  Jon Miller tells the inside story.  More Iowans with ideas.

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 Obama's tax cut and extended unemployment compromise....do Iowan's approve?   Then,  nuther case of Christmas symbols being removed from the public sqare...this time in Ames.    Then,  electronic pickpockets?   Holy Shinola!    And IowaLive puts Pearl Harbor into perspective..  check out the pictures....

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The Bush tax cut compromise?  Dr. Merrill Matthews with a bold proposal.   Then,  Sarah Palin shoots a caribou.  WOW! Do Iowans have a response!   A silly letter...and a serious song.     And finally,  a serious debate on the government money pit.  

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Roy Beck,  from NumbersUSA,  blows the whistle on the Dream Act currently under debate....nuther back-door amnesty and money grab.    Iowans bring a bunch of issues to open-line Friday.   And here's the story about people playing the system....earning more than hardworking taxpayers.  

 Oh,  this cartoon isn't funny...  silver manipulation for the sheeple....

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Black Friday out-of-control crowd stories.   Then, why is the Iowa horse population in such distress?  Another story of animal abuse and neglect...why?    The Dereck and Beverly Joubert,  National Geographic wildlife journalist on  "Big Cat Week"...  remarkable lion stories.   Robert Reilly takes us into "The Closing of the Muslim Mind".  Sharia or not?  That's the question.  Plus, US taxpayers are now bailing out world banks.  AAAARRRRRGGGGHHHH!

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Congressman Steve King blasts the Pigford 11 reparations settlement...issues.   Then, John Mueller with "Redeeming Economics: Rediscovering the Missing Element"... the theology of economics.   Then,  middle school kids youtube their fights.   Now what? 

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 So what's been left out of the reporting on the Wiki-leak story?   The American serviceman who served up the classified material had a motive which hasn't been reported by mainstream media.   Cliff Kincaid from Accuracy in Media tells the rest of the story.  Should this story effect the DADT debate?    Then,  did the FBI entrap Muhamad?    Iowans disagree.  Vigorous.  And what the heck is Pigford 11?  Congressman King, on C-Span.

 And you were worried about scanning at the airport?   Lookit dis.

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Lotsa open-line Monday... Willie gets busted for pot, again.   Iowans are sending a drug case to the Supreme Court...why?   Then, should those teenagers who shot the deer get rewarded or fined? 

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Jonathan Narcisse with a post campaign report on issues.   Ed Vos is raising money for Toys for Tots again. (Sunday 7:30 Nov. 28 Funnybone Comedy Club WDM)   Republican activist Doug Gross takes off  the silencer and unleashes both barrels.  Wow.    Iowans report on the ice storm and on their TSA feedback.  Spirited.  Oh, if you think the full neked scan and body grope is bad,  whaddaya think they will do about this?

OMG....  do you think this could have something to do with a messed up economy and political system?  Happy Thanksgiving!

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Fred Karger wants to be president.  He's a gay Republican.  Issues.   Then,  should Iowans REALLY forgive Michael Richard Swanson,  the convenience store murderer?  Intense.

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Jackie Gingrich Cushman has The Essential American...a great resource book and dvd for American researchers.   Iowans react to TSA groping and body scans...new TSA bumper stickers.  :)   Congressman Steve King reacts to the first lame-duck Obama race-based reparations hustle.   Then,  "Re-Thinking AIDS"...David Crowe helps review The House of Numbers.  Conclusion?  AIDS is another case of a money making scam based upon junk science.   Almost everything about it we think we know is likely bull-hockey. 

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Friday open line....Congressman Steve King on Fox promises to fight birthright citizenship.   Bob Vander Platts is still being slimed by the Register.  (a peek a some hostile email...but I have a nice smile.)   Eminent domain...the same as "special condemnation"?   The next judicial selections may be made by Branstad after all.  And what is the history Iowa's death penalty? 

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Chuck Hurley says WHO listeners can get free tickets to a Governor Huckabee speech this Sunday.   A caller wonders if the farm community will repeat the 80's crash.  Congressman King responds to 'nuther Olbermann "Worst Person in the World" award..  Then flag etiquette and Iowa grief.

 Then,  what a cute video.


Then, the next time a politician says,  "Do the Math"...  do they mean this?

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 Richard Wolffe says there's a battle going on in the Whitehouse between the Revivalists and the Survivalists.   Brannon Howse is bringing a Worldview Weekend to Iowa.   And Iowans respond to the latest killing spree.  Time to renew the death penalty?  Vigorous discussion.

Quantitative Easing Explained.   Hilarious!


Nuther video, not so funny...the lastest updated Immigration By the Numbers...Roy Beck


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 Newt Gingrich takes us to Valley Forge plus weighs in on Iowa's judicial retention vote.  Thinks it would be outrageous for outgoing Governor Culver to replace the vacancies instead of incoming Governor Branstad.    Iowans are really engaged on this issues.   Spirited conversation.  Oh,  that inspirational performance of the Messiah at a shopping mall.


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 America: The Story of Us...an illustrated history.  Kevin Baker.   Then, Share What You Wear...Grace Church and a truly inspirational story of giving.   Iowa drug abuse has a treatment center.   St. Gregory's Retreat Center.   Success stories.   Then,  Sen. Gronstal tells Iowans to stick it.

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Bob Vander Platts tells what's next in the same gender marriage issue. And Huckabee's coming back to Iowa.  Patrick O'Donnell with a chunk of Korean War history. Give Me Tomorrow.  Powerful.   Then, a school bomb threat is a hate crime?  Is that the best we can do?  Suzy.


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Jim Sandager talks about changes in the tax code and how to protect your assets from the grasshoppers.  Then if graphic images on cigarette packs will cut down on smoking,  what other images could be used for other stuff?   Iowans unleash the snot glands. 

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Ron Salisbury from ABC Pest Control  (800-267-9442)  goes after bed bugs....tips for prevention.  Charles Goyette describes the Dollar Meltdown and what to do about it.   Then,  they catch the kid who made the bomb threat in Ankeny...now what?

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 "Kasey to the Rescue"... heartwarming story of tragedy and overcoming.    Then,  food may be the cheapest right now for the foreseeable future.   What does wise food buying a storage look like?

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Can Iowans define justice better than the criminal justice system does?  Yup.   Show ya.

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Jay Feinman  says insurance companies "Delay, Deny, and Defend"...cuz they can.  Sally Pipes talks about the downside of Obamacare.  Lotsa chat.

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 Congressman Tom Latham re-elected and  in search of issue feedback from Iowans.  Iowans still raising a ruckus over the recent election.  Vigorous. 

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Post Election Day feedback on the returns.  Matt Strawn,  Chair Iowa Republican Party...issues.   The new guy,  Matt Schultz...newly-elected Secretary of State...getting to work on a picture ID for Iowa voters.   Issues.

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Last minute politicking by everybody....  Michael Steele...Congressman King...bunch of Iowa races...  and the funniest thing I've seen in a long time.

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John Walker with the "Resurrection of a Nation"...says the US is shooting itself in its energy foot.  Develop our own, doggonit!.   Brenna Findley with an AG update.  Craig Robinson gives one last sales pitch for an Iowa Constitutional Convention.   Professor Herb Titus dissects the same sex Iowa Supreme Court Decision.  Then, former Congressman Bob McEwen says the US dollar is being assassinated so it can be replaced.  The best political ad of the season...holy shinola.

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The Spirit of 1776 Summit is coming to Iowa for Tea Party activists.  Greg Cummings and Mary Spaeth with details.  Iowans continue fierce conversation about a ballot measure to fund more natural resource programs. Then, the best campaign ad of the season. Rev. Cary Gordon.   Then,  Brad Zaun, congressional candidate,  with a campaign stop.  Issues.   And Tom Quiner says Holy Trinity's Peace and Justice Committee doesn't speak for him.

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Measure 1 on the 2010 Iowa Ballot is to amend the Iowa Constitution for the purpose of future funding of Iowa's Natural Resources.  Mark Ackelson, President of the Natural Heritage Foundation and Matt O'Connor, from Pheasants Forever say it's a good idea.  Don Peterson from the Farm Bureau says it isn't.  Vigorous.  Jim Sutton, chair of the platform committee of the Iowa Democrat Party.  Issues.  Dr. Don Racheter from the Public Interest Institute...election issues.

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Judy Hintz from Educational Resources brings some of her friends to talk about kid fixin'.  Fred Karger, gay Republican candidate for president lobbying to retain Supreme Court judges.  Iowa Senate Republican Leader Paul McKinley with issues.  Daron Robert Shaw polls Iowans...bunch of Iowa races and issues are toss-ups.  David Hanson from STAND is looking for phone tree help on the retention vote.  

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Former PA Senator Rick Santorum in Iowa...issues.  Steven Mansfield looks at Sarah Palin's Faith and Values.  ISU AgTax expert, Dr. Roger McEowen says the tax law flux has everyone flummoxed.   Congressman Steve King on the Judge Bus.  Issues.

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  Senator Chuck Grassley...issues.  Jim AldersonMedicare fraud whistle-blower...issues.  Pete Sepp, National Taxpayer's Union...voter's guide...issues.   Brenna Findley,  running for Attorney General...debate analysis...issues. 

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A point of personal privilege...Mickelson responds to a newspaper hit-piece.  (and that's all I have to say about that...forever, I hope).   Then Matt Schultz wants to be Iowa's Secretary of State.   Then,  Judge Roy Moore and Pastor Cary Gordon defend their Iowa tour challenging  judicial retention.

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 Carl Kerby from Answers in Genesis (coming to Iowa) says if folks actually read their Bibles,  racism would disappear.  Inspirational.  Then,  whaazzzupp with the new controls on the interstate.  Jonathan Narcisse explains Iowa's education free-fall.  Issues.   Vigorous

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 Thomas Kidd with some delicious history..."God of Liberty" helps demonstrate religious foment was there at our founding too.   Then, post-debate feedback from Bob Vander Platts on the judicial retention issue.  Vigorous...Iowans want in on this subject big time.  Here's the video.

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 Dr. Judith Reisman blows the whistle on the Kinsey scam.."Sexual Sabotage".    Then,  the John Paul Stem Cell Research Institute...Kim Lehman and Dr. Allan Moy with a medical inspiration.   Then the guy asks,  "When did you decide to be straight?"   Answers?

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Terry Branstad breaks a campaign promise before the campaign is even over....sigh.   James Duffy says Charles Lindbergh was the victim of a political smear... "Lindbergh vs. Roosevelt" ...then responding to emails about justice.

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"I Want Your Money" Ray Griggs has produced a great political commentary movie on what and how the political class has ripped us off and how to fix it.   Iowans ponder mandatory universal service laws pitched by Democrats...then Suzy.  

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 Joel Silverman is a celebrity dog trainer...Companions for Life.  Great conversation.   Then,  attorney Dan Dykstra tells "What Mom ( and Everyone Else) Should Know About the Judicial Retention Vote"... vigorous.

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Nuther case of "domestic violence"... and sometimes "no contact" orders have unintended consequences...issues.  Vigorous.

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Iowa guy, Bret Daves invented the MuscleGlide... great gadget which will rub ya the right way.   Should churches pay taxes?  Then,   Dinesh D'souza examines the "Roots of Obama's Rage"

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Dr. Zudhdi Jasser, president and founder of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy.   He says Islam will have to reform before it can be modernized.  He wasn't treated kindly at an Iowa forum by Iowa Muslims.  Dr. Merrill Matthews from the Institute for Policy Innovation lobbies for the extension of the Bush tax cuts.    Jacob Hornberger from the Future of Freedom Foundation says government should just knock it off.  Everything.  Some Iowans get snotty with the ELCA over same gender marriage.   Then a couple of courts say lying about military medals is protected by 1st Amendment.

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Julie Gammack  (former WHO talk host and friend) is back in Iowa... issues and conversation...

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TV13 reporter Sonya Heitshusen with a connection to Iowans bound for Afghanistan.   Alexander Horowitz can tell you  what's "Inside a Dog".     Then,  Professor Brian Fitzpatrick with the Federalist Society says Iowa's judicial selection process needs fixed.

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 Bernard Cornwell  with some tasty history about the Revolutionary War...and Paul Revere?   Bad actor with great PR.  The Fort.   Then,  bed bugs are headed toward Iowa...and we are ready.  A fellow who sells the bug heaters (319-446-7245) says this is what ya want.     And Professor Bradley Jacob with play by play on the funeral protest case before SCOTUS.   Oh,  and about the man who bales himself...

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Bob Vander Platts with an update on the judicial retention vote.   Pastor Cary Gordon from Cornerstone World Outreach in Sioux City,  is under fire for politicking from the pulpit...even writing letters to other pastors.   Then,  Brenna Findley with a campaign update.

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Sean McClanahan from the Iowa Firearms Coalition talks about the new Iowa permit to carry laws.  Interesting and spirited.  Then,  the Chinese are buying up everything that isn't nailed down...with dollars.

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David Jamison running to be the next Iowa Treasurer...issues.    Congressman Steve King ...responds to Obamacare and the Principal health insurance shut down.   Iowans wonder what's next after the Principal collapse.

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 Brian Peskin with another update on health and EFA's.    Iowa peace activists, David Goodner and Alton Davis,  are "bugged" by FBI surveillance.  They think you should be worried too.   Con Mike Pence is coming to Iowa...  issues.

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Lusting after new technology?  Who were the "officials" who met Obama in Iowa?  Lotsa open conversation.

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Alan Walker has landed a bunch of money for Upper Iowa University.   Congrats.  Most Dangerous jobs?   We can't get past #10...truck drivers.    Bruce Feiler talks about "America's Prophet"...Moses.     Then the judicial retention movement is on the move.   "Justice Not Poltics" ?   YAGOTTABEKIDDIN'....  no group could be more political.  Just read the list of coalition supporters!    Who are they tryin' to kid?    Even George Soros is funding the so-called "merit-based"  selection process.    The rest of the story.  Nathan Tucker

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 Dr. Tommy Mitchell from Answers in Genesis tells about the Jurassic Prank: a Dino Tale... (Speaking Monday night 7 pm at Grace Church)... then,  The Grand Design doesn't need a designer...Leonard MlodinowStephen Hawking's co-author.  

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Tom Erickson from the NRCC touts Republican issues.  An online education?   Wave of the future?   FEMA says illegals should get bailed out too.   Congressman King with a Colbert review.

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 Tony Wenck with a Saturday motorcycle event fundraiser for the Big Brothers and Big Sisters program...Winterset..6-10 pm...  fun ride,  good cause.   Then,  Jonathan Narcisse,  running for Governor,  with plans to fix stuff.   Very good.  Then,  Michael Maloney talks dollars and rubles...awesome. Homeschoolers say their kids are not denied social opportunities nor lack social skills. 

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"The English is Coming" says Leslie Dunton-Downer...how one language is sweeping the world.  Then, Whitehouse witchcraft?  Then,  another session warning of flu shots and pregnant women.  Eileen Dannemann, Director of the National Coalition of Organized Women....Larry Hanus, activist...Dr. Mayer Eisenstein...pediatrician.   Flu shot skeptics.

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 Severe school fear syndrome?   Bunch of kids have it.   Senator Jane Cunningham from Missouri helped her state refuse Obamacare.  Should Iowa Democrats give back the tainted,  stolen money?     Then Obama's illegal alien aunt says we are obligated to make her a citizen.

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Tom Pauken,  "Bringing America Home"...pragmatic steps to restore American jobs.    Then Iowans really ARE bugged about the judiciary. 

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Siobhan O'Conner says No More Dirty Looks...nasty stuff in make-up?   Then what do you really say at a traffic stop that doesn't get you even more busted?   Congressman Steve King...issues.   Suzy.

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S.C. Gwynne tells  of the "Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanche, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History.    Great conversation.   Lionel Terzi  tells about the an earlier Tea Party... it was the JBS... talks about the immigration invasion.  (1800-JBS-USA1)   Then,  still puzzling about compliant labor unions.   Email.

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Steve Klinadler is a cop with the word police... makes a citizen's arrest...100 Words Almost Everyone Mixes Up or Mangles.    Ken Sagar, President of Iowa Federation of Labor has issues.  Some debate talk.

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Matt Schultz, candidate for Secretary of State worries about some sloppiness in Iowa's voter rolls.   Then the way we get kids to school has changed...everywhere...fear reigns.   Can it be fixed?

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Larry Hunter wants to start an organization to compete with AARP.  What's the state of Iowa egg safety?  Kevin Vinchattle from the Iowa Egg Council...Dr. Darrell Tramp, ISU expert on Salmonella...and AG Secretary Bill Northey.with a report.   Then,  50 things which would appall our forbears...great piece.

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Rekha Basu…Des Moines Register columnist, last week decided to weigh in on the latest wrinkle in the gay rights scam. She personally attacked me in her column.

This latest round is in response to a segment on my program a few weeks ago dealing with  the CDC’s most recent stats on AIDS in the USA and who is most vulnerable.

I did a short think piece on this. I won’t repeat the details, but you can hear it for yourself.

I don’t normally respond to this kind of stuff, but Reka’s column is so fundamentally dishonest and cheesy, it merits a forensic dissection.  It is a model of ham-fisted propaganda tactics….Gay Propaganda 101

In the late 80’s I interviewed Marshall Kirk who wrote a book called "After the Ball: How America will Conquer its fear a & hatred of Gays in the 90’s"

It’s the tactical textbook of the gay lobby describing the techniques intended  to work us over.    They  worked beyond his wildest expectations. (BTW he died of AIDS)

The tactics?  Desensitization, jamming and conversion… Brainwashing tactics 101.

He wrote, "All normal persons feel shame when they perceive that they are not thinking, feeling or acting like one of the pack…the trick is to get the "bigot" (anyone who disagrees with them) into the position of feeling a conflicting twinge of shame…thus propagandistic advertisements can depict homophobic bigots as crude loudmouths…it can show them criticized, hated , shunned "

"Our effect is achieved wrote, Kirk, without reference to facts, logic or proof…"   Get that part? …without reference to facts, logic, or proof.."


"Portray gays as victims of circumstance and oppression, not as aggressive challengers. In any campaign to win over the public, gays must be portrayed as victims in need of protection so that straights will not be inclined to refuse to adopt the role of protector…we must forego the temptation to strut our gay pride publicly  to such and extent that we will undermine our victim image."

So…pop quiz.

If you think gay stereo types on TV are funny, then you’ve been de-sensitized…or if you think that not caring about this issue makes you sophisticated, then you’ve been de-sensitized.

If when you hear me use the term "sodomist" instead of the politically correct term "gay", you feel a twinge of "oooo…that’s a little too Fred Phelps," then you’ve been jammed.

Or if you feel shame if someone compares your opposition to same gender marriage to racism, then you’ve been jammed.

If you’ve ever donated to the Matthew Shepard Scholarship fund, then you’ve been converted.

And if you think it’s ok that gay propaganda is served up in the public schools to your kids with your tax dollars: the, you’ve been desensitized, jammed, converted and shafted. Welcome to Iowa.

So with that background in mind, I’ll dissect Rekha’s column.

"Basu: Let's put shame where it belongs"

Yup, right out of Marshall’s textbook… shame those who don’t share your position… note….without logic or facts.

"It's time to have a conversation about shame, and who deserves it. This has become an issue lately, as two local notables have been telling their audiences that people with HIV infection deserve whatever shame and stigma they get."

 This isn’t a propaganda point. This is an old fashioned downright lie. I never said that. If Mr. Leach did, he can defend himself. As a matter of fact, in my commentary I went out my way to criticize a politician for talking like this.  Perhaps you missed that part.

 "One is a talk radio host who has called homosexuality a sexual disorder, gay behavior stupid and gay people, even married ones, promiscuous."

Rekha, what exactly is "gay behavior"?  Are you saying it is smart or safe?  Do you think a bogus marriage license is as good as a condom? Perhaps you should re-read the most recent report by the CDC.

  I don’t see an asterisk for a footnote exempting MSM as the main risk group in the United States if accompanied by a marriage license. If I missed something you’ll point it out I’m sure.

"The other is a state Senate candidate running against a gay incumbent whom he calls a "marriage-diluting sodomite," suggesting he has AIDS and could spread it by shaking hands."

This is the classic guilt by association fallacy. I didn’t say it or imply it.  Ever.

"Jan Mickelson and David Leach have been responding to a series of ads sponsored by the AIDS Project of Central Iowa in which I played a role. They feature a variety of Iowans, some known, some unknown, saying that whether or not someone has AIDS won't prevent our associating with them. Each of us begins a sentence with "HIV won't stop me from..." Sen. Matt McCoy, whom Leach is challenging, continues "shaking hands with my constituents." I say, "putting a human face on people who test positive." The ambiguity about which of us has it underscores that "HIV is not the sum of who we are.""

Again, take up your complaints with Mr. Leach.

"But Mickelson claims HIV does discriminate - against gays."

Here’s the CDC’s most recent report. Perhaps you can shame them next.

A Snapshot from the CDC

MSM account for nearly half of the more than one million people living with HIV in the U.S. (48%, or an estimated 532,000 total persons).

MSM account for more than half of all new HIV infections in the U.S. each year (53%, or an estimated 28,700 infections).

While CDC estimates that MSM account for just 4 percent of the U.S. male population aged 13 and older, the rate of new HIV diagnoses among MSM in the U.S. is more than 44 times that of other men (range: 522–989 per 100,000 MSM vs. 12 per 100,000 other men).

MSM is the only risk group in the U.S. in which new HIV infections are increasing. While new infections have declined among both heterosexuals and injection drug users, the annual number of new HIV infections among MSM has been steadily increasing since the early 1990s.

"As for Leach, he wrote on his website that he fell on the floor each time he heard McCoy's ad. He suggested McCoy must have HIV based on "which direction the disease would be most likely to travel," and if so, would put people at risk by shaking their hands".

Again, take it up with him.

"One would have hoped by now everyone knew HIV isn't transmitted by hand-shaking and isn't a gay disease, but one which everyone must take precautions against. Clear Channel Communications, which operates WHO Radio, where Mickelson's show airs, took the unusual step of saying on air that he had made factual errors "regarding HIV/AIDS, its spread and current efforts to inform the public about this disease." But Mickelson is unrepentant."

Since I never said HIV is transmitted by shaking hands nor did I say HIV is a gay disease, (listen to the segment) repentance doesn’t come to mind. I did neglect to mention the other risk groups the CDC listed in their report… minority men and women and intravenous drug users. That may have left the impression that MSM was the only risk group I’m concerned about.  I’ll be more precise in the future.

"I've written about people with AIDS from Iowa to Ethiopia. There was the 53-year-old straight ad company executive who learned she had contracted it on a safari to Kenya years earlier, when injected by a contaminated needle. There was the gifted gay New York Times reporter who died at 39, after coming out publicly and beginning to write about others with AIDS. "At times I think my fellow AIDS sufferers are laughing at me, looking up from their beds with eyes that say, 'You'll be here soon enough'," he wrote.

There was the 27-year-old heterosexual Iowa couple. He was wracked with guilt that he may have unknowingly given it to her after contracting it during a nine-month gap in their eight-year relationship. And there was the Ethiopian couple engaged to be married who learned, in my presence, that he was HIV positive, so the engagement had to be broken. All of these people were on my mind when I was asked to take part in the ad campaign. I jumped at the chance to help break down prejudices.

Stigma kills. That's what I learned from the ad executive. She wanted to put a human face on HIV so other women would be less scared of coming forward. Studies show women are a third likelier to die than men in the same time period - maybe because, fearing disapproval, they get diagnosed and treated later. "I let this virus [make] an intelligent, creative, artistic, fearless (I thought) woman become someone who was so pathetically afraid," she wrote me".

This is Marshall’s Gay Propaganda Tactic 101-B

"…portray gays as victims of circumstances and oppression…must be portrayed as victims in need of protection…"

I was speaking about the majority of risk behaviors as reported by the CDC. This is just an attempt to change the subject.

So if I report the CDC's findings accurately,  then I'm attacking some poor black woman in Ethiopia.  Now I'm a white , imperialist racist oppressor of third world minorities.


Rev Al Sharpton couldn't have done it better.

Just to restate the facts,  the  CDC report was about the USA risk patterns, not a report on the third world. This is another attempt to change the subject.

Plus, the largest risk group is  the MSM group and  the group is growing…not women from the third world.  My discourse was about MSM risk group...not the accidental victims of dirty needles, or the women victims of promiscuous husbands.  The MSM risk group was the clear focus of my comments. Rekha again equivocates victims with perpetrators, both a fallacy and another cheesy tactic….

"…gays must be portrayed as victims…."

"When you consider these stories in light of the horribly offensive and irresponsible things being said, you see where the shame really belongs - and it's not with the AIDS patients."

Gay activists are get paid to be offended.  It's a tactic.  And for the record I never mentioned AIDS patients, or any other kind for that matter. I just listed risky behavior. The same risky behaviors listed by the CDC.  Perhaps that’s the responsible thing to do.

I said people should quit smoking… I didn’t shame anyone with lung cancer.

I suggested people should cut down on drinking… I shamed no one who is an alcoholic.

I suggested people with weight issues (my hand is up here) should lose some weight. I shamed no one with diabetes or heart disease.

I suggested, given the stark correlation between HIV and MSM, that some concern was merited.

For the record, this dust up has nothing to do with anything I said about AIDS. This has everything to do with the upcoming election. This has to do with the retention vote on for three of Iowa’s Supreme Court Justices because of their same gender marriage "vote".

I’ve been told to my face, on the phone, and by email, by gay activists, "You try to take out our judges, we take you out"

I believe them. Simple as that.

And as Rekha demonstrates, posturing, lying, deflecting, equivocating, are the shameful tactics of propagandists.

The problem for Rekha is that I read the play-book. I know all of her moves before she makes them.

Remember Gay Propaganda 101    "…our effect is achieved,"  wrote, Kirk, "without reference to facts, logic or proof…" Get that part? …without reference to facts, logic, or proof.."    

Rekha your effect wasn't achieved with me.   

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Congressman Steve King...Cuba...Castro...Geraldo Rivera...and judicial selection.  Then Iowan still expression strong opinions about burning Qurans and building Mosques.  

Direct download: Friday_September_10_2010.mp3
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Newt Gingrich in Iowa...issues.   Danny Kofke tells How to Survive (And Perhaps Thrive) ON a Teacher's Salary.   More Koran burning talk.   Then,  Jonathan Narcisse has a plan to fix what ails the Iowa education system.

Direct download: mickelson-2010-09-09.mp3
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Brenna Findley  Republican candidate for Attorney General.  Then,  peasants of Iowa arise.

Direct download: mickelson-2010-09-08.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:29am CST


 Matt Campbell is Iowa's 5th District Democratic congressional candidate running against Congressman Steve King...issues.   Lt. Col. Buzz Patterson  reports on "Conduct Un-Becoming" within the Obama military establishment.  Then,   burning Korans by a "minister" advances the cause of peace?   Huh?

Direct download: mickelson-2010-09-07.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:12am CST


Local cop shop politics keep ducking the race issue while demoting the wrong people.   Then,  more scary Iowa education news.   Vigorous.

Direct download: mickelson-2010-09-06.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:55am CST

What goes into getting a permit to carry a gun?.  Michael Ware walks guest host Ross Peterson through the process.

Direct download: mickelson-2010-08-31.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:25am CST


Friday openline... Whazzup with Iowa eggs?   The stimulus package visits Iowa...some Iowan's aren't too stimulated.   Then,  Congressman Steve King reactions to Obama's defacto amnesty plan.

Direct download: mickelson-2010-08-27.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:42am CST


David Walker and  Robert Bixby say it's way past time to repair the debt mess in Washington.   Then,  the Des Moines police department tries to amend the record of the Fair-related violence by downplaying the race issue.  Did it work?

Direct download: mickelson-2010-08-26.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:38am CST


Publisher, author and economic guru Steve Forbes...issues... then,  following up on the racial violence in Des Moines.   "Officials want to learn what caused fair-ground area assaults"...  ya gotta be kindin'.

Direct download: mickelson-2010-08-25.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:48am CST


David Limbaugh lists Obama's  "Crimes Against Liberty"...issues.   Then, what is our responsibility toward the mentally challenged?   Then, racial attacks Iowa State Fair goers... the rest of the story... powerful.

Direct download: mickelson-2010-08-24.mp3
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Eric Cooper is the Libertarian Party candidate for Governor....issues.  Then,  what do know about the 911 Mosque Imman guy?  Dr. Laura is gonna quit....why?    Why now?

Direct download: mickelson-2010-08-23.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:50am CST


Congressman Steve King...issues.   Nathan Tucker and Craig Robinson call for an Iowa Constitutional Convention...judicial issues.  Then,  Justin Krebs suggests 538 Ways to Work, Live and Play like a Liberal.   A fight breaks out over who owns the Golden Rule.  Still under arbitration.

Direct download: mickelson-2010-08-20.mp3
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Ed Failor
 from Iowans for Tax relief...issues.   Jonathan Narcisse running for governor as an independent...issues.   Then,  a Republican victim of propaganda.    Whoops.



Direct download: mickelson-2010-08-19.mp3
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Congressman Tom Latham...issues.  Sen Rick Santorum...issues.  Fred Karger...issues.

Direct download: mickelson-2010-08-18.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:04am CST


Lotsa openline time...  Palinisms....and culture war...fierce.

Direct download: mickelson-2010-08-17.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:10am CST


Is Terry Branstad mean spirited for saying taxpayers shouldn't have to pay for the education of children of illegals.   Bob Vander Platts wants us to fire some judges.  Then,  perhaps the best campaign commercial...ever.   Plus,  here's the skunk stink killer recipe.

Direct download: mickelson-2010-08-16.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:33am CST


Erik Rush  "Negrophilia From Slave Block to Pedestal: Amerrica's Racial Obsession"  looks at the current crop of race hustlers.   Liberal Democrats own Iowa's upper education.  If so,  why send kids to get a lop-sided education?   Then,  Suzy!

Direct download: mickelson-2010-08-13.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:12am CST


The fellows from Iowa Ready-Mix Concrete Association...the traditional first guests at the Fair.   Then,  Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty makes a pre-campaign stop.  Jim Hawkins from Professional Educators of Iowa talks about defending falsely accused teachers.

Direct download: mickelson-2010-08-12.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:31am CST


Newt Gingrich coming to Iowa, part of his upcoming "To Save America" tour.   Bryan Bernys with Campus Reform says Democrats dominate Iowa's university campuses and Board of Regents.  Bought and paid for institutions.  Then,  flood coverage.

Direct download: mickelson-2010-08-11.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:20am CST


It's  Rapport Afghanistan...a humanitarian mission to help Iowan's sent to Afghanistan help the locals with winter coats.  Capt. Shawn Mingus spreads the word.   Plus,  60 year old recruits?  The rest of the story.  Hillary says "terror has no religion"..  Iowans respond.

Direct download: mickelson-2010-08-10.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:49am CST


Gary DeMar list the notions which make people of faith (Christians) nearly culturally impotent.   Then,  Senator Lindsey Graham say the reason he had to vote to confirm Elenaor Kagan for SCOTUS.   Jesus made him do it.

Direct download: Monday_August_9_2010.mp3
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