A story about a childbirth in a van…bucket list stuff…a walk about in the Appalachians….chased by bears…fibs our parents tell and get told… did the Geico cowboy get shot,  or did he just hit his head?  A family hits bottom, hope?   and purdy Xmas music.

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The Heirloom Bible…Dr. Albert Calaway says the really is the one for the generations. (515-202-5209)  The Constitution Quest…playing a board game to learn our founding document.     Dave, Joel and Pam Barnett host the contest.  Plus, how to think about cops?

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The Christmas wrapping quality conspiracy...a perfect gift for a truck driver...and the top 10 sports movies of all time.  And a great newer Christmas song.

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Tom Coates and Ernie Goss challenge the notion of positive economic benefits the the Iowa gambling "industry".  Tim Graham reports on the Notable Quotable media silliness for 2014.  Iowa Education is far worse than we thought.  What if we used the real numbers?  Ouch.  And Radio Dust plays some live music.  Nice.

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Lenden Eakin says we are facing another 2nd Amendment Showdown: the looming Crises over Gun Control.  Great update.  Former Ambassador to the Holy See, Francis Rooney talks about the Global Vatican...Islam and Cuba.  And California is gonna experience an egg shortage January 1.  Cool. 

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MSNBC  pundits pundit warn candidates not to blow off Iowa.  Jon Huntsman says he made a mistake when he avoided Iowa.  James Rickards says the economy is fragile in our currency wars.  Obama declares a new relationship with Cuba.  Senator Rand Paul ruminates about Cuba, amnesty, and presidential powers.

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Sam Clovis...issues.   Jeff Traviss...TV Techie Talk....Tim  Pagliara...the lawsuit to get Fannie And Freddie back for the investors.

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 Brian Morris...special forces expert... Green Beret Pocket Guide to Terrorism Awareness and Personal Security.    The Crapulous budget bill vote is again a case of follow the money.  And Iowans don't know what to do with an extra lane.

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Iowans respond to the Crapulous budget bill...to torture...to a gas tax hike...Iowans approve of torture...would start with the political class.

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Jethro from the Beverly Hillbillies wants a chunk of Iowa's Jethro's action.  Jethro's owner, Bruce Gerleman,  explains.  And where that bubblin' crude bubbled from where?  Prepper Bankers?  And more tithing with OPM.   Then,  dirt rustling in Iowa?  And more about burying pipelines.  And,  what's a mote?

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 Pastor James Weaver remembers the Poland trip.  Cornell Law Professor William Jacobson tells moms to warn their boys against the feminist rape culture on the college campus.  Professor Kristine Tidgren wonders about the property rights of Iowa farmers dealing with pipelines and power lines.  A bunch of other Iowans wonder too.

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Keeping your license as an app on your phone?  Then, Des Moines Central Campus students stage a  faculty approved "die in" in solidarity with  demonstrations around the country.  Iowans evaluate the language and tactics of the occasion.   Spirited.

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A "conservative" way to reduce America's prison population. Vikrant Reddy is from the Texas Public Policy Foundation.  Then, Eric Holder serves up more PC drivel.  And Iowa's agribusiness "refugee" hustle continues to kill Iowans.

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Senator Grassley gets a head butt from Senator Schumer.  And here's the phrase of the day.  "Non-consensual towing".   Iowans explain what it means.  Vigorous.

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More Iowa connections to the St. Louis murder of an Iowa-Bosnian.  Then,  untangling some more knots in human nature.  And stolen valor?  

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The roads and bridges people produce a commercial which says our kids our in imminent danger of collapsing bridges which will destroy the school buses they are riding in.  Governor Branstad says SCOTUS opinions are "law"...that means Iowa taxpayers have to pay to educate illegals.  Lyle Burkett from www.Onyourconcrete.com  describes a nifty process to upgrade concrete and walls...and block radon and mold.  515-250-1632

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Obama turns AG Eric Holder loose on police profiling.  An imam explains why "Merry Xmas" is offensive.  And the Iowa political class says kids will die if "we" don't give them more money for road and bridge repair

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Tim Morgan asks would it be like If God Won Our Elections. Then,  if Gov Branstad can pardon turkeys,  why can't he give felons their rights back?  Inquiring minds and all that.

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Tangling with airport NAZIS,  Cupcake and Cookie NAZIS,  a president who says he makes law and a president who can't define a "stranger".   Vigorous.

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Senator Rand Paul wants the USA to declare war formally on ISIS.  Bob Vander Plaats and Mike Demastus recalls the Freedom Tour.  Then fixin' Ferguson. Dr. Ben Carson talks about how he got out of poverty.  

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Returning from the Freedom Tour...visits in Poland, England and California.   Auschwitz, Churchill's bunker and the Reagan Library.  Struggling for freedom.

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My sister Sonja has a post abortion class to help woman with the post abortion trauma.  Iowans join her efforts in recommending support and adoption in Iowa. Personhood Iowa, Ruth Harbor Agape Pregnancy Center, Restored by Grace (515-232-8000) , Lutherans for Life, Informed Choice...just a few in Iowa offering a pro-life safety net.  Then,  Betsey McCaughey responds to the admission of an Obamacare designer that they lied it into existence.  Then,  the four attributes of the criminal mind mirrored by the political class to perfection.  

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 Dr. Stanton Samenow gets Inside the Criminal Mind.  Great insight into the scam our criminal justice system has become.  BVP is bringing Dr. Ben Carson to Iowa...issues.  Then,  an Iowa farmer goes into a rant about the damage caused by the Iowa deer population.  Vigorous.

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Mitch Zuckoff brings us 13 Hours: The Inside Story of What Really Happened in Benghazi.  Then another Gronstal victory kicks Republican butt...again.  Story City moons the trucking industry, blocking a Luvs from coming to town. Truck drivers not happy.   And the Governor is pitching a post election gas tax hike,  as predicted.   BOOM!

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Betsey McCaughey tells exactly which parts of Obamacare need to be revoked.   Don Nielsen, Every School: One Citizen's Guide to Transforming Education  says we hafta fix it.  Then Iowans are wondering about the integrity of the absentee voting system...very worried.  Stories of election day puzzlement.

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Mickelson contributes to the moral delinquency of a squirrel.  Then, former Iowa Central Committee chair, AJ Spiker, pundit Steve Deace, Doug Gross and Tamara Scott dissect the midterm elections.  And some thoughts on the meaning of the elections in Iowa.

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Election Day.  Iowans do some last minute politicking and respond to the Brownshirts who tried to disrupt Joni Ernst on campus.  Early voting reports and some candidate supporters...vigorous

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 Harkin says Joni is purdy.  Shinola hits the fan.  Reince Priebus gives a pre-election impressions.  Congressman Steve King makes post election issues predictions.  Dr. Marrientta Miller-Meeks candidate for Congress.  Eric Rosenthal want Iowans to be on the look-out for election shenanigans.

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Dr. Brad Harrub is speaking at the Newton DMACC tonight 7pm (Friday 31st) on the creation-evolution debate--PhD in neurobiology.  Smart and funny guy.   James O'Keefe has busted voter fraud, rampant in North Carolina.  Larry Cunningham says Berkshire can go Beyond Buffett.   Was Joni in combat?  Democrats try to make it an issue.  Secretary of State Matt Schulz with last minute absentee ballot issues.

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 Dr. Lee Hieb...taxes, Ebola, issues. World Series stories...again, say "No" to a gas tax hike until the Iowa political class fixes the cost of illegals.  And Braley says millionaires don't deserve representation.

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Turned out to be a 2nd Amendment day.  First,  Story County Sheriff  Fitzgerald appears in a confusing anti-Ernst attack add. Then the  Iowa Firearms Coalition and other 2nd Amendment activists talk about last minute rights issues.  Barry Snell and Jeff Burkett from the Iowa Firearms Coalition...Timothy Knight, architect of the Colorado Recall, Colorado Second Amendment Association....Sean Maloney from Second Call Defense.  Spirited and informative.

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 Governor Jim Gilmore is in Iowa campaigning in the Senate race.  Possible presidential run?  Issues.  A caller challenges the Joni Ernst position on the life issue.  Jim Rickards has insight into the fate of the dollar...Death of Money.   Then, Waukee struggles over an early start for the school year.

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 "If God Won Our Elections"  Tim Morgan is wistful for principled Christians.  Maureen Ferguson is wistful for principled Catholics.  Mickelson is just wistful.  Then Hillary utters the defining Hillaryism..."...don't let anybody tell you it's corporations and businesses that create jobs..."   Iowans respond.

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Getting Sasquatchee with Outdoors Dan. (he's part of the conspiracy)   Congressman King with some post-debate thoughts.  And Ed Wright, Libertarian Party Candidate for 3rd District.  Issues.

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Animal Planet's cat whisperer, Jackson Galaxy chats about loving critters.  Talking a bit about the World Series. Then, the Undocumented Mark Steyn with words of "I told ya so" about terrorism.   Then,  HuffPo attacks Joni Ernst...raising even more support,  while stimulating criticism over her choice of weapons.

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 A Star for Mrs. Blake...a story about pilgrimages moms of WW1 victims made to Europe.  April Smith.  Then Simon highlights upcoming barbeque fundraiser for serviceman.  Has to do with puppies.  John Carlson is bugged about Toys R Us...and his ire is rewarded.  Dr. Jeffrey Singer is with the Doc Squad and gives Obamacare an "F".   Then has soy been rustling come to Iowa?

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 Sam Clovis talks about education issues...common sense.  Worth a listen.  Bob Dane from FAIR says Obama is fast-forwarding every executive action open borders hustle he can think of...likely to get worse after election.   Gail McWilliams inspires. Speaking for Informed Choices Clinics.   And the New York Times profiles Iowa.

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Ed Voss talks vets issues and highlights an upcoming Veteran's benefits & Fair and Open House.   Saturday, November 1, 2014.. Van Meter Veterans Reception Center Van Meter, Iowa.   Eric Vloeimans,  jazz trupeter,  is coming to Iowa with his group for a concert in Waukee October 23rd.  Delicious jazz music.   515-279-6452... at Caspe Terrace.  Then,  the Rev Cary Gordon talks about the lesbian activist mayor of Houston Texas who is trying to bully ministers into supplying sermon content.                

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 Dr. Lee Hieb gives a great summary of the Ebola issue and evaluates  the question of should the  National Guard should be sent to fight it.  Shawn Dietz sends a letter to Governor Branstad asking that he resist any attempt to send the Guard.  Candidate  Dr. Marianette Miller-Meeks also says it's a bad idea.

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 Heath Knakmuhs, energy policy activist, says Obama energy policies will spike Iowa energy costs.  Then,  why are we appalled over animal abuse and human sexual behavior?  There has to be a reason. Boone is dealing with  pictures of neked kids.  And another danged pitbull story.

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Leave a LegacyDavid Burrier and Johnne Syverson have ways to keep funding good stuff with your legacy and to keep the locusts away. Connie Mackey from National Organization of Marriage is campaigning against judge made gay marriage. Margaret Hoover is in Iowa celebrating many Hoover historical celebrations.  Then "Christians should be seen and not heard?"  

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Donald Trump and Congressman Steve King talk issues.  Sending the military to West Africa to do what?  Iowans are not so convinced about anything being served up regarding Ebola.  

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 Judyth Vary Baker writes about David Ferrie...one of the most "eccentric" characters linked to the JFK assassination.  Then, both Ernst and Braley had major "whoops" moments in the debate.  Braley on the 2nd Amendment and Ernst on DACA...and healthcare.

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Eric Granof can bail you out.   Then an Ankeny cop goes fishin', for pot.  Then Iowans wonder about law enforcement stuff...like why are DOT cops running speed traps?  And other imponderables.

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Getting your mower put away and snow blower ready for action...seasonal small engine advice from PNP small engines...Jeff Nicholson.  Then,  a rant about congressional candidate David Young serving up befuddling stuff on the immigration issue.   WTH?

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 Businessman Mike Whelan says the EPA is a piece of work...undo it.  Then the nice lady cries over her sister chickens are being consumed by cannibals.  And should dog breed be given 14th Amendment rights?

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 Eric Peters is a Libertarian Gearhead...a new cult to which I aspire.   Jon Michael Van Wyk is starting an Iowa-based fencing club...really.  And a review of the Young-Appel debate.  

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Dr. Kevin Leman, Have a Happy Family by Friday.  Humor and Common family sense.  Congressman Steve King, egg wars, Donald Trump, issues,  etc.  And why do we give the military the worst stuff?   

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The Midwest Quartet Association is having a weekend convention.  Tom Brown, plus the Stillwater Quartet gives us a sample.  (Today and Saturday Holiday Inn Airport, Des Moines)  Joe Meintz from St Gregory Retreat Center talks about how humans mess up and get put back together.   Brian Gongol explains how politician invade the internet, even our phones.  No place to hide.  Then,  the EPA is targeting wood burning stoves and water heaters.

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Two California poker players have their pokes ripped off by Iowa State Troopers...under the forfeiture laws...Attorney Glen Downey.   Who is that Tom Steyer guy?  The left wing version of the Koch Brothers?  Dan Simmons talks about the influence of rich guy, Tom Steyer...follow the money...again.  Jessica Vaugh says the Ebola infested Liberian who showed up in Dallas was just another Visa "mistake".   Plus are breaking traffic laws sinful?

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 Dr . Lee Hieb reviews what we think we know about Ebola and again warns about letting people from affected countries come to the US.  And some vaccine skepticism.  Political feedback from Iowans about the political class.  Then Iowans strategize to overcome political cynicism.  Hey?  Why do Dems hate the Koch brothers anyway?

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The Whitehouse security sieve...Van has boots on the ground in Washington with the honor flight...and the minimum wage issue in the Ernst-Braley debate.  Vigorous.

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Senator Rand Paul wonders about how to define war in the middle east and how to measure US commitments.  An Iowa farmer catches a political film crew using a quad copter to film his farmland for a political commercial...that the farmer doesn't support.  Drew Teghtmeyer wonders. Then, sub prime car lenders kill the ignitions of cars owned by folks behind on payments.  By the millions.  Then a huge tip for a poor service?  

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Talking with the quad-copter photographer, Colin Powers,  who filmed a bunch of Des Moines from his drone. A drone's eye view.  Then, a bunch of open-line Friday...remembering John Lofton, thinking about war, druggies and Tesla.  And agreeing with Rekha Basu...the end is near.

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So is it just a matter of time until Iowa legalizes recreational pot so it can be taxed?  Interviewing the lady with tourette syndrome  wasn't a good idea...then getting paid for liberating Iraq?  Jonathan Narcisse is running for governor.

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Filmmaker Jason Scott Jones is in a Race to Save Our Century.  A brilliant display of Catholic theology, applied social theory.  Senator Grassley...issues.  And it's time to pull the plug on a failed social experiment...government schools.  Latte salute?

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Ralph Reed from the Faith and Freedom Coalition says we are in an intergenerational existential threat from Islam.  The Fall event is upcoming.  Congressman Steve King on military action in Syria and Obama's lawlessness at home.  Then,  "...don't look a gift horse in the mouth."  Huh?  

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 Steve Lonegan is trying to Fix the Dollar...audit the Fed and restore the gold standard.  Sam Clovis says Iowa's public pension systems are vulnerable and have huge unfunded liabilities.  Orleans Koehle   is an activist from California's Eagle Forum in Iowa to lobby against Common Core and Agenda 21...

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Michael Farris says it's time for a Convention of the States to fix the holes in the Constitution created by the courts and the rest of the political class (of varmints).   Credit card or debit card hacked?  And other modern electronic headaches.  Then,  Eduard Qualls says we have a trucker shortage and what to do about it.

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Dr. Duke Pesta talks about Common Core and online home schooling.  Then, why a treaty cannot endanger your rights...can't take away the 2nd Amendment,  get jurisdiction of your kids or mess up home schooling...unless we are too poorly informed to know our rights or refuse to defend them.  Then,  high profile alcoholics and the treatment they get by their bosses and media.

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Joni Ernst is ahead of Braley,  but Iowans are trying to explain the gender gap...men like Joni,  women,  not so much....hows come? Then Leo Hohman says the UN is about to dump more Islamic "refugees" in the US.  Most Americans are clueless as to how the scam works. 

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An Iowa administrative judge, worries that there are too many at will jobs emerging in administrative courts.  Judge Marlin Morman.   Then Shane Vander Hart from Caffeinated Thoughts highlights an upcoming briefing conference on issues, including, Common Core, the environment and culture war stuff.  Great conversation.

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David Rubin, former mayor of Shiloh Israel is in Iowa to talk about the "Islamic Tsunami"...Shiloh Israel Children's Fund.. then, avoiding a lint disaster...and other NFL player in trouble--spanking his kid too hard.   

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 Calvin Beisner founder of The Cornwall Alliance talks about post-modern science...coming to The Caffeinated Thoughts Briefing.  Then,  post debate thought...The Appel-Young debate.  Tracey Appel we can't take away American ISIS terrorist's  passports...huh?

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Dr. Lee Hieb talks about political health issues...Ebola, MMR, and Autism.  Adam Gregg is runnig for AG as a Republican--says AG Miller is an Obama enabler on everything, from healthcare to amnesty.  Then, Obama thinks ISIS has nothing to do with Islam...hmmmm

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Raun Kaufman with the Autism Breakthrough...diagnosed as completely dysfunctional, now completely recovered from autism...how?   David Limbaugh puts Jesus on Trial...and Iowa's largest farm organizations split their endorsements in Iowa's senate race.  Why?

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Gretchen Tegeler from the Taxpayers Association of Central Iowa want to evaluate our public investments...Thursday at 4:30 at the Wakonda Club.  Then, is there another side to the Rice firing for domestic violence?  And using a pit-bull as a weapon is a hate crime?

Direct download: mickelson-2014-09-09.mp3
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Another case of racial wilding in Memphis.  Colin Flaherty -- White Girl Bleed Alot-- says media focuses on Ferguson, while ignoring systematic racial violence everywhere else.  Fixin' stuff what's broke...and a pocket of Congolese in Cedar Rapids?  WTH?  

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Sean Curtin doesn't like the militarization of the military and wants to repeal some of the agreements which authorizing equipment transfers to local cop shops.  Then answering nullification and immigration questions.  And where's the ammo?

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Can You Be Gay and Christian?  Michael Brown PhD says "No".  (Coming to Speak Sunday September 7th at First Church of the Open Bible 2200 Beaver Ave. Des Moines)    Then, making teacher pay for electricity they use for their coffee makers?  And how did Iowa state workers get such a good deal?  

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The dash cam video is in...and the rest of the story on the "homeless, handicapped lady" bust.  And 8000 plus Iowa kids are exempt from vaccination.  WTH?

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Homeless, handicapped, woman with a "service dog" tangles with a deputy.  Conversation ensues.  Landlords talk about the "companion animal" scam which legally requires "no pet" rental units to accept them.

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Parking psychology,  9 months to execute a dog? Why beggars have dog companions...and why do Iowans need to give the DNR a social security number to get a fishing license?

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Iowans talk about ducking lightning and storms.  Amazing stories of close calls.  Then an Iowa politician says if we don't welcome the children of illegals now, they will become terrorists later.

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Ken Blackwell wants Obamacrats to follow the law regarding Freddie and Fannie.  Some Iowans went to Ferguson.  Swell.  Couldn't they keep their dysfunction home where it belongs?

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The 125th year church celebration in Farrar, Iowa...some Iowa history.  Norm McCoy and Linda Rocksford explain how we got here...Dr. Ben Carson talks about One Nation. And   Congressman Steve King takes apart initials...RFS, ICE and ISIS.   And the wrong people are getting ethics courses.

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So Iowans are still wanting to know about how to process the stuff coming out of Ferguson.  And stuff what gets left out of stories about lawsuits...including a story blasting Governor Brandstad and firing "judges".  Simon is in Israel...on a bus...interesting.

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:18pm CST

Kid repair expert ....Judy Hintz....at her Educational Resources best.  Then  Chuck Abbot,  a techie from Teraclean,  decarbonizes the world.  And we have a WINNER on the Connecticut Yankee Pedaller...Congrats to Linda Matijevick... happy riding.  And feedback on the riots.

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 Dr. Lee Hieb takes part in post gubernatorial debate reaction....and Iowans wonder about the Michael Brown death in Ferguson.

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David Young, running for congress.  Issues.  Then, what would it take to impel Iowans to support a re-engagement in Iraq?  Then,  Iowans give Iowa public employee the platinum health care benefits and pay for 97% of it.

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In the early 80’s, Nobel winning economist Milton Friedman wrote,  The Tyranny of the Status Quo.   It was the provocative title of a book which pointed to the enduring power of bureaucrats to stay in power and of rent-seeking politicians to resist even the best thought out remedies—for rent-seeking politicians.

This week, after Obamacrats distributed thousands of DACA kids (Deferred  Action for Childhood Arrivals) to school districts around the country, almost every pol and pundit repeated the same conventional wisdom—that it is federal law which entitles  the children of illegals to a free, tax-funded public education.

Not once was that assumption challenged, by anybody.   In fact, almost every form of media repeated the same refrain.  USA Today, “All children are entitled to a free public education regardless of legal status.” 

A Fox news anchor talked to a lawyer from the National School Board Association who said, “First of all, public schools  all across the country are keenly aware  that they have a legal obligation to educate all children, including immigrant children  regardless of their legal status.”

Bill O’Reilly, along with one of  his token liberal “experts”   bloviated, “…this is according to federal law which states every child in America regardless of their immigrant status is entitled…to equal access to a basic public education…”    Bill intoned, “…the important thing is that every child on American soil is entitled...”   “…the Supreme Court ruled on that.” said the attorney in a burst of late interview honesty.

The only problem with all of these authoritative statements is that they are all wrong.  There is NO federal law which says, “All children in the United States are entitled to equal access to a public education…regardless of their or their parent’s…immigration status.”  

This “law” is really an opinion of a 5-4 “vote” of SCOTUS in 1982 which mysteriously “found” that the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment was violated if Texas taxpayers didn’t want to pay for the education of Mexican kids.  Plyler vs. Doe.

 Upon that split opinion has this whole edifice been built.  That opinion was conveyed as law, binding on all states even though this was only a Texas lawsuit.   In my home state, on the Iowa Department of Education website, “Plyer is still controlling law today for all states.”

Even at the time, the dissenting opinion, written by Chief Justice Warren Burger, joined by Rehnquist, White and O’Conner, nailed it.  “In an effort to become an omnipotent problem solver, the court distorts our constitutional function…and …illegal aliens have NO right whatever to be here, and the state may reasonably, and constitutionally, elect not to provide them with government services at the expense of those who are lawfully in the state.” 

Plyler has cost taxpayers billions upon billions of unaccountable spending, rewarding all the usual suspects—teachers unions, federally funded ESL programs, immigration activists, and Hispanic political racialists.     Plus, it has created a vast moral hazard which attracts even more illegals with the promise of easy access to OPM.   And it has funded an army of educrats who feed upon the problems they helped generate—with the promise to finally fix stuff IF we can get them just  a little more OPM.

That pundits insist upon referring to Plyler as “law” and that the political class has a vested interest in maintaining the scam IS the “tyranny of the status quo”. 

Those of us who understand the hustle should upon every occasion insist upon reminding educrats, bureaucrats, and immicrats  (I just coined that word…meaning government activists who feed upon the illegal immigration chaos of their own making) of several points.

1.     Judges don’t make law.   You have to be a Harvard Law grad to believe they do.

2.  Opinions of SCOTUS aren’t law.   Article VI, Section 2 of the US  Constitution lists three things as the “supreme law of the land.”   (1) This constitution: (2) The laws of the United States which shall be made in pursuance of it;  and (3) All treaties made, or which shall be made, under the authority of the United States.    You’ll search in vain to find “court opinions” listed as law in the Constitution.

3   Courts can’t raise taxes or tell congress how to or upon what they must   spend money.

4.      A SCOTUS opinion which is unconstitutional should be resisted at every level.  

5.     If ever there was a 10th Amendment case for “nullification” it is Plyler. 

6.     DACA presents a crisis which should not go to waste.

“I do not charge the judges with willful and ill-intentioned error; but honest error must be arrested where its toleration leads to public ruin.”   Jefferson







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Joel Karsten, The Straw Bale Gardening, questions and answers.  Nixon's Secrets...Roger Stone...an insider reveals some of the rest of the story.  Then,  carded for buying rubber cement?  Huh?

Direct download: mickelson-2014-08-13.mp3
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When their lips are moving,  protect your life, liberty and property.  Saweet Corn Heaven,  then Jonathan Narcisse runs for governor...issues.

Direct download: mickelson-2014-08-12.mp3
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Sam Clovis talks stuff and issues.  Mark Davis say the rest of the country should take an example of prosperity from Texas...Lone Star America...then riding my trike...giving it away at the Fair.  Connecticut Yankee Pedaller...

Direct download: mickelson-2014-08-11.mp3
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Dr. Lee Hieb with a debate preview.  Jeff Burkett with an ambushing Joni alert. A mother of a severely handicapped boy is disappointed with the lack of handicapped camping spots at the Iowa State Fair.

Direct download: mickelson-2014-08-08.mp3
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Jim Hawkins Professional Educators of Iowa talks about professional alternatives for teachers and offers advice on how to fix stuff.   Then, 2ndvote.com says it's time to make political choices with our money...Robert Kuykendall and Chris Walker...coming to Family Leadership Conference.  Governor Bobby Jindal talks about Common Core ( he just sued it out of his state)  and immigration.

Direct download: mickelson-2014-08-07.mp3
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Freedom to Marry brings Young Conservatives for the Freedom to Marry in Iowa...they want to remove DOMA from the Republican Party Platform.  Senator Rand Paul in Iowa...issues.  Then HOOD (Helping Others Obtain Destiny) and Mothers Against Violence...Pastor Corey Brooks from Chicago in Iowa, trying to help.

Direct download: mickelson-2014-08-06.mp3
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Joel McDurmon with Jesus vs. Jerusalem.  How Christians should think about the Israel vs. Hamas conflict.   Then, frustrated victims of theft ponder "taking the law into their own hands."

Direct download: mickelson-2014-08-05.mp3
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More Joni bashing? ... does race baiting still work?  Identity politics?  The annual what do we do with the "homeless" conversation.  And downsizing the military again?   An on-going conversation with Iowa.

Direct download: mickelson-2014-08-04.mp3
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Dr. Lee Hieb, Libertarian Party Candidate for governor.  Issues.  Great as usual.  Then,  unintentional humor is the best.  Then wrestling over the theology of forgiveness.  Unforgivable.

Direct download: mickelson-2014-08-01.mp3
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Bob Dane says expect more executive order Obama nonsense during the legislative Summer break.  Thomas Woods say Joni Ernst is exactly right on the "nullification" issue...Jefferson agrees.   Sheriff McCarthy is selling whoppers,  but not at Burger King.

Direct download: mickelson-2014-07-31.mp3
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Senator Rand Paul talks about the collapse of checks and balances.  The Benham Brothers inspire with their story of over-coming the PC Nazis.  And Walmart may have carded too many Iowans.  They are Not happy.

Direct download: mickelson-2014-07-30.mp3
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Bob Vander Platts highlights the upcoming Family Leadership Summit.  Congressman Steve King is discouraged about the lack of interest of some Americans including his own party leadership to protect our rights and Constitution.  Ashley McGuire from The Catholic Association blasts Obama for the nomination of Rabbi Saperstein for Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom...his first act?  Blasting the Hobby Lobby decision.  Plus, Iowa educrats are dumbing down their grading system...again.

Direct download: mickelson-2014-07-29.mp3
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Brooke Charleston, with an insight into sex trafficking...back from Thailand.  Inspiring.  Professor Peter Mathews "Dollar Democracy"...then, Congressman King breaks out the "Impeachment" word for Obama's threatened lawless amnesty executive orders.

Direct download: mickelson-2014-07-28.mp3
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Dr. Mary's Monkey...Edward Haslam tries to re-write some history about the polio virus, Lee Harvey Oswald and the Kennedy assassination.   An unarmed bank robber, plus a track team loses the championship...why?  

Direct download: mickelson-2014-07-25.mp3
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Mark Lucas--Iowa State Director of Americans for Prosperity...targeting Braley.  Matt Whitaker from Liberty Institute represents Bob Eschliman, former editor of the Newton Daily News, fired for privately criticizing the gay lobby. And honoring those who make the world work.  Helmets for bikers (motorized)?  The bikes, not the helmets.

Direct download: mickelson-2014-07-24.mp3
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Jon Neiderbach, Democrat candidate for State Auditor.  Issues. Professor Roger McKoewn describes the Obamacare court snafus.  Secretary of State Matt Schultz disenfranchises dead people.  And the Crony Christian Capitalist "faith-based" cons continue the caper.  (that may be an alliteration record of some kind)...blowing the whistle.

Direct download: mickelson-2014-07-23.mp3
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Illegal toy guns,  the debate aabout M-16's, Mattel, Randy Couture, Iowa wrestling history, MMA, Mike Chapman, the evils of Ragbrai, and Iowa passive-aggressive.

Direct download: mickelson-2014-07-22.mp3
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 David Bozell calls upon Reince Priebus to discipline Thad Cochran's slimy run-off campaign against Chris McDaniel in the Mississippi senate race. Then,  Iowans respond to the wars in Gaza and Ukraine. Spirited.

Direct download: mickelson-2014-07-21.mp3
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Libertarian candidate for Iowa Governor, Dr. Lee Hieb,  talks about immigration and medical marijuana.   Sam Clovis has insight into the Russia-Ukrainian conflict.  And Jimmy Becker, Biking for Babies...a fundraiser for pro-life pregnancy centers.

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