Court talk, Pelosi nonsense, and Iowa is trying to hold its water...with cisterns.

Direct download: mickelson-2014-06-30.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:41pm CDT

The Real Custer: From Boy General to Tragic Hero  by James Robbins...with an Iowa angle.  Then,  Obama's lips are moving again on the  illegal immigration issue.  Then Outdoors Dan talks about a fundraiser for Blank Children's Hospital...a wild animal feast..Wednesday July 30th...221-9900 for tickets.

Direct download: mickelson-2014-06-27.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:29pm CDT

Iowans see the signs alone the highway, "Random Drug Stop Ahead" and don't respond well.  Alot.

Direct download: mickelson-2014-06-26.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:17pm CDT

Jonathan Narcisse is still in the governor's race...Independent.  Tim Overlin makes an attempt at Iowa Republican Party unity.  Swing and a miss.  Edward Klein with juicy political gossip about the Blood Feud between the Clintons and Obamas.  David Osterberg wants more local control for CAFO's.  

Direct download: mickelson-2014-06-25.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:36pm CDT

If a tree falls in Urbandale can anyone hear it?  Then, a bunch of un-neighborly examples embarrass Iowa.  Then,  what's  "...obedience to the unenforceable...?"  and why it's the solution to growing nannyism.

Direct download: mickelson-2014-06-24.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:03pm CDT

Dr. Stephan Domenig on The Alkaline Cure...controlling body chemistry through diet.  Then feedback on the David Young nomination to the 3rd District congressional seat at the weekend convention.  And Glenn Beck apologizes to the wrong people.

Direct download: mickelson-2014-06-23.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:24pm CDT

Secretary of State Matt Schultz talks about a new Boy Scout license plate for supporters.  And about the state of Iowa's electoral process.  Then,  the political class is already milking the recent flood of illegal immigrant children.  (Editor's note:  I mistakenly made reference to Cherokee when,  the true location was Clarinda and Woodward) Senator Harkin and Obama are raising a couple of billion dollars to pay for the "humanitarian crisis."   

Direct download: mickelson-2014-06-20.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:23pm CDT

Harry Reid focuses on NFL trademarks while the country is in shambles.  Iowan's focus on Harry Reid.  Lotsa sprited conversation.

Direct download: mickelson-2014-06-19.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:26pm CDT


Here's the link to Damien Cave's WHO article on immigration.


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Stephen Moore talks about the connection between super-wealthy Tom Steyer and Obama's failure to approve the Keystone pipeline. Then Iowans ponder what's wrong with McDonalds.  They have slipped to #10 on the list of satisfied customers.  #1?  Papa Johns.

Direct download: mickelson-2014-06-18_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:53pm CDT

Shariaism is Here, Joy Brighton--feminist liberal who says even liberals are beginning to catch onto the toxic brew.  Alex Newman says taxpayers have paid for just about every phase of Shariaism.  Time to Stop.  Then,  Iowans worry about the 275 marines Obama in sending back to Iraq.

Direct download: mickelson-2014-06-17.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:55pm CDT

Some feedback conversation on the anniversary of "Field of Dreams".  A visiting Hispanic pastor gets "profiled" by Des Moines police.  He's not happy.  Making a fuss.  Have a case?  

Direct download: mickelson-2014-06-16.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:44pm CDT

The gay lobby raises its flag under the Stars and Stripes in Israel.  Now Christian teams can't pray at state tournaments.  Obama tells Iraqis they are on their own.  Congressman Steve King reacts to Iraq and the Republican leadership vacuum.

Direct download: mickelson-2014-06-13.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:22pm CDT

This is a re-run.  Back in 2006, Robert J. Allison described in "The Crescent Obscured"  why our invitation to Islam to sample democracy wouldn't work.  This is worth a listen.

Direct download: mickelson-2006-08-08_redux.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:20pm CDT

Andrew Kelly says we have to re-design the entire student loan program.  "Room to Grow"    Then, some of the illegals wondering across the border are headed to Iowa.  Then, Orphan Train...Amanda Wahlmeir is curator of the National Orphan Train Complex in Kansas.  Then,  Iowa Iraq vets ponder the collapse of Mosul.

Direct download: mickelson-2014-06-12.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:59pm CDT

Gravel Dust...the story of a recovering Iowa meth addict, Larry Mongar.   Dinesh D'Sousa talks about "America: Imagine a World Without Her" a new book and soon to be released movie.  Sam Clovis thinks about fixing what ails Iowa.  Senator Rand Paul says Hillary's Taliban comments are so wrong.  And why not let illegals trade military service for citizenship?

Direct download: mickelson-2014-06-11.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:23pm CDT

Tamara Scott, Iowa Republican National Committeewoman (person) firing up the troops.  Then,  Cargill is dumping gestation crates.  Iowans respond.   Then, a follow-up on the Orphan Train history.

Direct download: mickelson-2014-06-10.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:48pm CDT

Illegal immigrants...unaccompanied kids are streaming across the border by the thousands..  The Obama response?  Spending 2 million dollars to buy them immigration attorneys.  Iowans have their own ideas.

Direct download: mickelson-2014-06-09.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:00pm CDT

D-Day remembered and FDR's political incorrect prayer.  Dr. Lee Hieb, Libertarian candidate for governor.  And political class continues to supply us with unintended humor.

Direct download: mickelson-2014-06-06.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:52pm CDT

Scott McEwen, Target America, author of American Sniper, with a novel warning for our future...OTM (other than Mexicans) mean us lots harm...terrorism is inevitable.  Bob Burg, Adversaries Into Allies: Win People Over Without Manipulation or Coercion.  Insightful...then Senator Chuck Schumer says Congressman Steve King is the Wizard of Oz.

Direct download: mickelson-2014-06-05.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:21pm CDT

Craig Robinson, Doug Gross, Bob Vander Platts, Kathy Obradovich, and AJ Spiker dismantle the primary election results...way interesting.

Direct download: mickelson-2014-06-04.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:18pm CDT

It's primary day in Iowa.   A bunch of Iowa candidates and their supporters.  Last chance politicking.  Almost everybody.

Direct download: mickelson-2014-06-03.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:46pm CDT

An Iowa college student drowns while in handcuffs after a drunk boating arrest.  WTH?  Then, did  the Obamacrats really  release 5 terrorists for one deserter?  

Direct download: mickelson-2014-06-02.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:04pm CDT

The following excerpts taken from Trevor Loudon’s   “Enemies Within” …current edition.

The Populist Caucus was founded on February 11, 2009, in the U.S. House of Representatives by Democrat Bruce Braley of Iowa. The caucus originally included 26 other Democrats in the House.

According to Braley:

 "The middle class is the economic engine of America. Unfortunately, it has seen tough economic times lately, and it’s time for a renewed emphasis on those issues that serve to strengthen the middle class and improve the lives of working families. That’s why I established the Populist Caucus to focus exclusively on these types of issues."

 Braley’s Caucus is basically “prairie socialism,” drawing from the “populist” movement’s widespread influence in the Midwest in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Braley wants higher taxes on the rich, socialized health care, more government education, protectionist trade policies and strengthened “consumer protection.”

Of the Populist Caucus’ 28 members in its last published roster in 2010, 15 were also past or present members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus.

 The Populist Caucus is simply Progressive Caucus “lite.”

 Membership, 2010 Chair

 • Rep. Bruce Braley (D-IA ) - Founder & Chairman


 • Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR) - Vice Chair of Communications - also a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus

• Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) - Whip Vice Chair - also a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus

• Rep. Betty Sutton (D-OH) - Vice Chair of Recruitment and Member Outreach

• Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD) - New Media Vice Chair - also a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus


 • Rep. Leonard Boswell (D-IA)

• Rep. David Loebsack (D-IA) - also a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus

• Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) - also a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus

• Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) - also a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus

• Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN)

• Rep. Mazie Hirono (D-HI)

• Rep. Linda Sanchez (D-CA ) - also a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus

• Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA) - also a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus

• Rep. John Yarmuth (D-KY )

• Rep. Joe Courtney (D-CT)

• Rep. Bob Filner (D-CA ) - also a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus

• Rep. Mike Michaud (D-ME)

• Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) - also a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus

• Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-NY) - also a member of the Congressi-onal Progressive Caucus

• Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-TX)

• Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-OH) - also a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus

• Rep. Ben Ray Lujan (D-NM) - also a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus

• Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA) – also


Members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus in the 113th Congress



• Keith Ellison (D-MN)

• Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ)


Vice Chairs

• Judy Chu (D-CA)

• David Cicilline (D-RI)

• Michael Honda (D-CA)

• Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX)

• Jan Schakowsky (D-IL)



• Barbara Lee (D-CA)


Senate Member

• Bernie Sanders (I-VT)


House Members

• Karen Bass (D-CA)

• Xavier Becerra (D-CA)

• Earl Blumenauer (D-OR)

• Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR)

• Corrine Brown (D-FL)

• Michael Capuano (D-MA)

• Andre Carson (D-IN)

• Matt Cartwright (D-CA)

• Donna Christensen (D-VI)

• Yvette Clarke (D-NY)

• William (Lacy) Clay (D-MO)

• Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO)

• Steve Cohen (D-TN)

• John Conyers (D-MI)

• Elijah Cummings (D-MD)

• Danny Davis (D-IL)

• Peter DeFazio (D-OR)

• Rosa DeLauro (D-CT)

• Donna Edwards (D-MD)

• Sam Farr (D-CA)

• Chaka Fattah (D-PA)

• Lois Frankel (D-FL)

• Marcia Fudge (D-OH)

• Alan Grayson (D-FL)

• Luis Gutierrez (D-IL)

• Janice Hahn (D-CA)

• Jared Huffman (D-CA)

• Rush Holt, Jr. (D-NJ)

• Steven Horsford (D-NV)

• Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY)

• Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX)

• Hank Johnson (D-GA)

• Marcy Kaptur (D-OH)

• Joe Kennedy III (D-MA)

• Ann McLane Kuster (D-NH)

• John Lewis (D-GA)

• David Loebsack (D-IA)

• Ben Ray Lujan (D-NM)

• Carolyn Maloney (D-NY)

• Ed Markey (D-IL)

• Jim McDermott (D-WA)

• James McGovern (D-IL)

• George Miller (D-CA)

• Gwen Moore (D-WI)

• Jim Moran (D-VA)

• Jerrold Nadler (D-NY)

• Rick Nolan (D-MN)

• Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC)

• Frank Pallone (D-NJ)

• Ed Pastor (D-AZ)

• Chellie Pingree (D-ME)

• Mark Pocan (D-WI)

• Jared Polis (D-CO)

• Charles Rangel (D-NY)

• Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA)

• Linda Sanchez (D-CA)

• Jose Serrano (D-NY)

• Louise Slaughter (D-NY)

• Mark Takano (D-CA)

• Bennie Thompson (D-MS)

• John Tierney (D-IL)

• Nydia Velazquez (D-NY)

• Maxine Waters (D-CA)

• Mel Watt (D-NC)


• Peter Welch (D-VT)

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