Openline Friday—school kids vote for President—results are amazing.  Then,  is it true that there is no such thing as an unemployed truck driver?  Wayne Allyn Root talks about the Power of Relentless.

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Senator Rand Paul delivers a great speech limiting refugee’s access to welfare—and he gets shoot down by his own party.  Does the pressure cooker info-mercial make sense?   Senator Marco Rubio has presidential issues.   And Whoopie says Timothy McVeigh and Hitler were Christians so knock of the anti-Muslim talk.  Malarkey of course.

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Bob Vander Platts with Family Leader talks about up-coming Presidential Family  Forum.    Faith McDonnell says the USA ought to be more concerned about what’s happening to Christians in Syria and Iraq.   Then, David Limbaugh has broken The Emmaus Code.    Then,  drug store Muslims lie to Iowans—again.

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Attorney William Kutmus and Rep Greg Heartsill think the DNR has been given too much discretionary power and are misusing forfeiture laws.  Defending a trophy deer hunter whose trophy was taken by DNR.

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Deborah Jian Lee is Rescuing Jesus:  How People of Color, Women and Queer Christians are Reclaiming Evangelicalism.    Then,  the real meaning of what happened in Paris in being intentionally missed by the US and Iowa political class…because they are multiculturalists.  Congressman Steve King endorses Senator Ted Cruz.

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Mark Meckler really wants to have another Convention of the States to fix the holes in the Constitution.   Mary Baures says Love Heals Baby Elephants.    And Donald Trump thinks Iowans who support Dr. Ben Carson are stupid.

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Dr. Ed Gogek writes, Marijuana Debunked:  an handbook for parents, pundits, and politicians who want to know the case against legalization.  Senator Rand Paul—post-debate issues.   Michael Luick-Thrams  with a display of Iowa history.

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Teahl Bader has a tender heart for single parents—single parent provision.    Club for Growth—David McIntosh—reviews debate.   Bob Raines warns Clive and the rest of us that FEMA is lusting over flood-plain money.   Jude Eden lobbies against the repeal of the combat exemption for women in the military.

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Alex Hannold is Alone on the Wall—world class solo mountain climber.   Stories.   Mark Meckler from Citizens for Self-Governance wants another Constitutional Convention.  And telling stories about Dr. Ben Carson.

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Dan and Brooke Charleston talk about gangs and human trafficking in Iowa.   Ruth Sherman, Speakrets—analyzing debate tactics for presidential candidates.   And Iowa deer hunters can’t shoot straight.

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Donald Trump doubles down on eminent domain.  Iowans pay attention.   Tom Jackson thinks about The Brain—and what’s in it. 

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James Lansberry  explains Good Samaritan Ministries,  a Christian alternative to medical insurance.  Governor Mike Huckabee —issues John Eidsmoe—history and inspiration.  Isaac Calderio—American Ninja winner at Comicom.   Betty and Richard Odgaard fights for religious freedom.

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Doug Goff celebrates monument win in Knoxville.  Planes have parachutes?  Coyotes chase cats in Ankeny?  Protecting the sensitivities of Atheists?  And taking the side of the bus driver who whacked a mouthy kid on the bus.

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Rep Bobby Kaufman—The Gov’s LGBT Conference will finally be investigated—eminent domain will be resisted, and WTH about the U of I president being protested?    What’s so Bad about Cronyism?  Jay Cost.   Knoxville folds up its resistance to the Atheist Taliban. 

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Senator Jason Schultz  with an update on the Iowa political class’s under-performance on the refugee issue.  Explaining why Iowa’s elected politicians are looking the other way.  Iowa is on the take.  And, busting currency scribblers.

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Welcoming Ken Chester,  WHO’s newest talk host—the Car Guy.   Steve Scully from C-Span talks Iowa politics.  And Club for Growth takes credit for the Donald Trump slide in ratings.  And the Iowa educational establishment nearly fesses up.

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Governor Bobby Jindal—presidential issues.  Dr. Michael Farris will be part of Caffeinated Briefing.  And  the Donald doubles down on eminent domain.  Spirited.

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Des Moines Plastic Surgery says they can freeze and remove your double chin!   Denise Teegles.  Cool Sculpting.    Anti-gun rights activists hope gun owners will die off soon so other demographics can take over.  Dan Jones writes about the Wars of the Roses and Magna Carta.  Plus  Navy Seal, Clint Emerson,   has 100 Deadly Skills.

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Senator Rand Paul—issues--medical costs, refugees, sanctuary counties, and Israel.   Max Richtman wants to save Social Security.   Frosty Woolridge—cyclist, adventurer, writer, activist for border control.

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Michael Luick Thrams talks about the Continental Divide…the refugee crisis in Europe.  Then,  Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton tells taxpayers if they don’t want to welcome refugees they should leave Minnesota.   And a Danish psychologist warns Americans against importing Islamic refugees.

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Judy Hintz from Educational Resources has good news and bad news.   Spirited.   Craig Shirley –Last Act.  The Final Years and Emerging Legacy of Reagan.  And the smart way to deal with gun violence is to limit bullets.

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“Stand by your Word, Governor”  --  “Defund Planned  Parenthood Protest” …from Personhood Iowa,  Tim Overlin and Katie Ussery.    Bradley Pierce from Heritage Defense is coming to the Freedom 2015 gathering  November 6-7.   And a Bernie Sanders supporter explains why.

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What’s the best way to restore the victims of thieves?  And Governor Mike Huckabee has issues.   And scientists think they can erase God from your brain.

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Coming to Freedom 2015 is religious rights activist, Kelly Shackelford, from Liberty Institute.    Al Fadi  is a Christian convert from Islam.  He’ll be speaking at Grace Church the weekend of 24-25th.     Then Obama fires pork products from the federal prison system.  Boom!

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Senator Ted Cruz in Iowa—Issues, sanctuary, water rights, refugees and climate change.   Dr. Joel McDurmon is coming to Freedom 2015—the right of self-defense.  And Iowa “B” roads-- enter at your own risk. 

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Barry Snell heads the Iowa Firearms Coalition who describes the process of renewing carry permits.  (renewal  course 10-6pm at the Brownell shooting course near Searsboro on Saturday)  Dr. Cal Beisner  has a new documentary on climate alarmism.  Greener on the Other Side.

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Donald Trump steps into the Iowa Eminent Domain wars. Dr. Kevin Leman and Planet Middle School—how to deal with the middle teens.  Rep Bobby Kaufman talks about the Iowa law to fix Kelo.  And General Jerry Boykin reads the riot act to the brass for firing a highly decorated soldier for recuing a kid from an Afghani pedophile.

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Jason Hart reports on what teachers’ unions do with their dues.   Governor Bobby Jindal—issues.    Then, blowing the whistle on the Partnership for a New American Economy—a front group for multi-national cheap labor pimps.

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The Myth of the Lost Cause: Why the South Fought the Civil War and Why the North Won..  Edward H. Bonekemper.   Governor Mike Huckabee—Issues.   Living Waters—a documentary—Intelligent Design in the Oceans of the Earth—Lad Allen, film-maker.    Senator Rand Paul—Issues.

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Tama County Magistrate,  Rich Vander Mey,  says Iowa’s mental health infrastructure is in collapse.  Jude Eden says putting woman in combat roles is a really bad idea.  Iowa State Senator Jason Schultz says the Iowa political class is still open to accepting Syrian Muslim refugees in Iowa.  And Deputy Dan Charleston ties all of these issues together…and endorses re-creating the county farm concept to care for people at the margins.

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More liberal clichés about the school murders mixed with some common senseDr. Ben Carson—candidate—issues. 

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Paul Stebbins wants to Fix the Debt.   Edward Klein with the “Unlikeable: Problem with Hilary”.    Steve Goreham describes “Shale Shock—How the world Has changed”.   Congressman Steve King describes the House leadership contest to replace John Boehner.   Bob Vander Platts pressures  Governor Branstad to pull the plug on Planned Parenthood.

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Maurry Taylor, “Grizz”,  from Titan Tires talks presidential politics and issues.  Alex Newman reports on the “Crimes of Educators”.  Spirited.

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Tim Head want Iowans to fix our criminal justice system with an upcoming Criminal Justice Summit.   Julie Gunlock says ABC has sexualized and adultulpated the Muppets.   Blowing up tires?    And Carly Fiorina gets picketed by a Planned Parenthood rent-a-mob. 

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Judy Hintz tries to blow the whistle on the Dyslexia bubble.  She has several more impressive success stories.  Carly Fiorina impressive on the life issue.   Michael Luick-Thrams has bus full of Iowa history.   Bob Vander Platts from the Family Leader pushes on Governor Branstad to fulfill his campaign promises to defund Planned Parenthood.

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Sam Clovis is helping run the Donald Trump machine.  Issues.     New PilgrimsJoseph Castleberry  describes How Immigrants Are Renewing America’s Faith and Values.    Dave Bozell says shut down Planned Parenthood funding even if government has to shut down.    Dr. Henry Emmons and Dr. David Alter have brain food to help us  Staying Sharp.

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Common Core:  From Farce to Failure—a precise deconstruction of Common Core’s history and goals.   Dr. Ben Carson, articulate on our rights.   Christopher Eben, Navy Seal, Undaunted, explains why Muslim refugees should be welcomed cautiously.   And Ramsin Benjamin, Executive Director of the Assyrian American Chamber of Commerce thinks our refugee system is corrupt and biased against Christian Refugees.

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Senator Rick Santorum…issues.    Maya Macguineas from Campaign to Fix the Debt.   Personhood Iowa.  Tim Overlin,  Dr. Laurence White, and Rev Keith Ratliff on life and death.  Then elk in Iowa?  And an Ankeny man loses his job over trying to catch a thief.  Huh?

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Pastor Mike Demastus and Drew Follmer with the Tabernacle Experience.    Senator Rand Paul…issues.   And Dr Ben Carson has a Muslim moment.

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Dr. Lee Hieb deals with the Republican debate topic of mandatory vaccines and the possible autism link.  Insightful.   Governor Mike Huckabee fumes over the CNN debate debacle.  Ann Corcoran blows the whistle on Refugee Resettlement scams.   

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Debate feedback, a lightning strike, Tana Goertz, Iowa State Co-Chair for Donald Trump.  More lightning.  

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Congressman Steve King challenges Iowans to take more responsibility for the political class…immigration issues.   Then, Iowans are boiling over non-responsive political class.

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Wissam Al-Aethawi, a former Iraqi Muslim is now a Christian minster from Detroit--his riveting story.  (speaking at Grandview Church of Christ on Hubbell in DSM tonight at 7pm.)   Senator Jason Schultz is really ticked off at the political class refugee scam.  Lots of info and energy.  

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James Clad energy advisor and former US deputy assistant secretary of defense…. Talking about our energy future.  Speaking at the Des Moines Committee on Foreign Relations.   And Iowans still skeptical about Syrian refugees.

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Governor Bobby Jindal--a sustained anti-Trump rant.  Iowans rant too.  Tony Perkins—No Fear. Inspirational stories of courageous people of faith.  And bikers negotiate stops signs.   Stop IT

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Roger Byron from the Liberty Institute is defending the Knoxville veteran’s memorial at Young’s Park.  Senator Jason Schultz is upset with Senator Grassley over plans to import Syrian refugees.   Governor Scott Walker talks about issues including the refugee issue.  Iowans give feedback.

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Rev. Mike Demastus reports about his trip to the Kentucky rally for Kim Davis.  Senator Rand Paul outlines his tax reform package.  And Iowans get deliveries from everywhere.  And why the USA taking in Muslim refugees is stupid.

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Sgt. Dan Charleston is running for Polk County Sheriff.   Jonathan Narcisse has issued school board candidate endorsements.  And candidates who failed and passed the Kentucky clerk issue.  

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Dr. Lee Hieb explains why mandatory vaccine laws are abusive.  Then, Iowans argue over the Kentucky clerk who won’t issue a marriage license to same gender couples.  Vigorous.

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Figuring out school bus stopping etiquette and law.   Governor Rick Perry on the issues.   Kentucky county clerk says “no” to same gender marriage certificates.   What’s right?  (she goes to jail)

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Understanding the anger behind Black Lives Matter through the eyes of Dr. Ben Carson and the personal anger issues of Mickelson.   The high welfare costs of illegal and legal immigrants. Steven Camorota

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What MSM gets wrong about Dr. Ben Carson.   Senator Rick Santorum…issues.    Swimming kittens?  And agreeing with Bernie Sanders.   Raining toads.

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Obama renames Mt. McKinleyIowa flunks science.   Governor Mike Huckabee  on the issues.   And  Iowa educrats don’t like “Mrs.”—gotta be MS.

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Ann Coulter,  Adios America.   A great expose of the illegal immigration scam.   Then,  more honest scores on Iowa school district proficiency—this time in math.  Grim.  A massive fraud revealed.

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Doug Goff from Knoxville invites Iowans to a rally at Freedom Rock in Young’s Park 12-2pm to support the public display of a cross.   Then the Rev Ryan Eller from Define American talks about the theology of immigration.   Dick and Betty Odgarrd talk about being mugged by the gay lobby and losing the Gortz Haus Gallery.

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Marc Daniels is chairman of The Weed Out Hate Initiative.    Donald Trump is Dubuque…Coulter…and Ramos.  Best and Worst  school districts in Iowa


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James Bovard , libertarian philosopher,  chats about stuff.   Rep Greg Hartsill invites the Iowa AG to find out what happens to broken baby parts at abortion clinics.   And what anchor babies really cost taxpayers.

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Christian Ucles chats about immigration issues from the vantage point of a former illegal.   Then,  responding to Rekha’s hit piece.   And Trump’s lead is expanding.

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"Fight immigration demagoguery with context"

Rekha Basu

Rekha’s comments in quotes,  mine in italics.


“Each campaign season brings another target for demagoguery, accompanied by a menacing new narrative: The “slut” (sexually active single female) who wants her health insurance to cover her birth control.”


30 plus single female at a Catholic University who wants the Catholic University to pay for her birth control…while a single adult female.

“ The destroyers of traditional marriage (same­sex couples) who want to steal the institution from straight people.”

Nope,  the political class has already negated traditional marriage by instituting no-fault divorce… slip knots didn’t steal marriage from straight people,  but they made marriage irrelevant at best,  lethal for people who are married to a spouse that is dishonorable.  Gays scammed their way into an institution for which they are not qualified just to get access to the benefits.


 “The robber, murderer, criminal black man (Willie Horton) who wants to get furloughed to do it again.”


Al Gore served up the Willie Horton issue during a debate with Governor Dukakis.   In 1988.   Digging back a little in the grievance archives aren’t we Rekha?


“This year’s target is the foreigner.”

No,  this DECADE’S target is the swarm of illegals ignoring our borders.  Foreigners are not the problem.  Gate crashers are.  Conflating them is slimy and dishonest rhetoric.

“That's the undocumented Latino immigrant portrayed as sneaking across the border  (they do)   to rape or addict your children (they have) , give birth to American citizens in your hospitals and squander your tax dollars on food stamps.”   (they do and they do) 

“ Usually the rhetoric is aimed at a political rival, and the demographic group (illegals are not a demographic group)  is ammunition for the candidate’s case.  But this year’s chief demagogue is a popular Iowa talk radio host. On his Aug. 17 WHO radio show, Jan Mickelson proposed that Iowa declare undocumented immigrants to be “state property,”

Nope.  As an example of Iowa’s passive aggressive traits,  I recommended we put up signs at the borders giving illegals 60 days to leave Iowa or become property of the state.   Putting up signs.

“…and enslave any who remain here past a deadline. “

Indenturing criminals for community service. 

“They could then be coerced into building a wall along Mexico for free.”

Trump could get his wall built with illegals captured at the border, not captured here in Iowa.   Does any Iowa taxpayer really have a problem with holding criminals accountable for breaking and entering?   What is more just that rounding up illegals at the border to build a wall to prevent just that?    For free?     You mean we should educate the children of illegals “for free”?…treat illegals in our hospitals “for free”?  Give their children born here citizenship “for free”?   You are mighty cavalier Reckha, with other people’s money.


 “What’s wrong with slavery?” Mickelson shot back when challenged, contending that it’s Americans who are enslaved by having to pay for undocumented immigrants. “


That was a rhetorical question to a caller who that making criminals pay restitution sounds like slavery.    When I asked, “What’s wrong with slavery?”  I wasn’t advocating  the chattel slavery outlawed by the 13th Amendment,  but proceeding to a discussion of the indentured servitude permitted by the 13th Amendment for the payment of restitution.  The conversation was cut short, and the thought was never completed.   Media Matters (a hard left George Soros funded Democrat front group)  used that incomplete conversation to assert that I recommended the enslavement of all immigrants.   Rubbish.

“Mickelson’s reprehensible remarks infuriated many, including Des Moines immigrant advocate Matt Hildreth, who filed a complaint with the Federal Communications Commission.”

(Matt Hildreth is a leftist activist funded by socialist George Soros, Move On dot Org and with America’s Voice,  a socialist open borders organization)  I wonder why Rekha didn’t bother to properly identify the biases of her sources.

“But he says the commission responded by saying it can only fine for obscenity, and Mickelson didn’t use swear words. Now Hildreth has a petition already signed by hundreds, he says, calling on WHO owner, I Heart Radio, to pull Mickelson off the air. Hildreth says the Constitution protects free speech, but that a homeless Mexican immigrant was beaten in Boston last week by attackers, one of whom claimed to be inspired by Donald Trump. “We're entering a new space where people act on this stuff,” he said of such inflammatory rhetoric.”

Rubbish.  So my boss is supposed to fire me for telling the truth and whose only crime is offending paid activists of George Soros front groups?   Media Matters has been putting out their silly petitions against me for years.   They are about as meaningless as the signs I suggested.

“The American Civil Liberties Union is calling for advertisers to boycott the show. In 2012, 45 advertisers pulled their ads from Rush Limbaugh’s slow after he called law student Sandra Fluke a slut over her bid for birth ­control coverage.”

You mean her bid for Catholics being extorted into paying for activity which violates Catholic doctrine?  That bid?  Oh.

The ACLU?  Another hard left organization funded by George Soros’ Open Society Foundations group.  

“The right to own another human being may have been abolished 150 years ago, but Mickelson put it back on the table.”

Bullhockey.  I advocated putting up signs.  Leave or be assigned community service.   That’s it.


“When Trump advocates scrapping birthright citizenship, other candidates like Ted Cruz and Scott Walker scramble to claim the idea. But it's not going to happen. They'd have to amend the Constitution to get around the amendment where anyone born on American soil is American — or get the Supreme Court to overturn its ruling on how that's enforced.”

More Rubbish.  The Constitution doesn’t have to be amended to end birthright citizenship.  US Senator Jacob Howard, who wrote the 14th Amendment in Senate debate:

“…All persons born in the United States, and sujct to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United  States and of the States wherein they reside…this will not, of course, include person borne in the United States who are foreigners…”

Plus the Constitution explicitly gives congress the sole authority to “establish an uniform Rule of Naturalization” not the courts.

 “Nor is anyone going to deport every undocumented immigrant here. It’s not practical or ethical, and from meat­packing plants to hotels, it would bring much of the American economy to a standstill.”



Ah,  the other shoe drops.  “Not practical”  or “ethical”.


Hmm.    Without jobs, benefits,  or means of getting government benefits,  no illegals will stay.    “Ethical”?  Demanding the enforcement of the will of the people and the laws of Iowa and the USA is certainly ethical.  If not,  why not?

“ Americans rely on undocumented immigrants to clean our homes, raise our children, and work the plants and factories.”

No they don’t.   Maybe Rekha has somebody to clean her house, or raise her children,  but almost no Iowans do.  And work in plant and factories?  Not if the law is followed they don’t.  And these are jobs that Iowans used to do and were paid well for.  My dad worked at Western Iowa Pork back in the 60s and was paid the equivalent of nearly $60 an hour.  After high school in Harlan, Iowa I did the same thing.  Not pleasant work,  but honorable and desirable if the pay is a living wage.  Iowans will do the work if paid.       

“They repopulate dying cities and schools, taking little from the economy compared with what they give.”

Baloney… Iowans pay almost 200 million a year just to educate the children of parents who are not legally here.   More than 50 million on health care, and more than 5 million incarcerating deportable illegals.



“And their status makes them vulnerable to everything from substandard housing to hazardous working conditions to sexually abusive employers. Complaints over a lack of safety precautions or mandatory overtime can result in to calls to immigration authorities.”

Their status can be corrected.  Go home.

“If Mickelson heard the stories of Agriprocessors workers rounded up in the 2008 immigration raids in Postville, he might have understood the great personal risk at which immigrants come to make a living and feed their families.

Yes, I’ve heard the stories about the criminal operation that a scumbag named Aaron Rubaskin was running.   He picked a remote area of Iowa to over-run and exploit.   First he hired a bunch of illegals to exploit.  Then, when that didn’t work out because of ICE raids, he imported Somalians.   That doesn’t even include charges of animal abuse, meth labs, extortion….etc.  He went to jail.   Agriprocessors remains a blight upon Iowa.  I feel sorry for anybody unfortunate to have been sucked into their scam.




 “Maria Ruiz left Guatemala after becoming orphaned and homeless at 17, when the greenhouse where she and her parents had worked for $100 a month revoked her company­provided housing. So she crossed two borders by foot and hitchhiked to Texas where, broke and hungry, she turned herself in to authorities. They let her go with a paper she thought was a residence permit but turned out to be a court date. In Iowa, she packed beef for $7.25 an hour and no health benefits, often working 19 hours a day. For more context, let's go back to the U.S.­engineered 1954 coup in Guatemala, which toppled a democratically elected president who was responsive to people’s economic needs, replacing him with a series of dictators friendly to U.S. corporate interests. They plundered the wealth, leaving their people impoverished. Now millions of undocumented immigrants are embedded in this nation's fabric. We should talk about how to fix their status, but in a responsible way.”

Life sucks in the Third World.  If we import the Third World to Iowa, life will suck here too.   I agree that our political class has allowed big box agriculture to be irresponsible with our resources, our environment, and our wage scales.  Our first priority should be to advance the well-being of Iowans,  not illegally imported poverty from the Third World.


“This inflammatory rhetoric is a long way from the approach of past GOP leaders like former President George W. Bush and former Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel. Iowa's beloved former Iowa Gov. Bob Ray, who welcomed Southeast Asian war refugees in the 1970s, issued a statement earlier this year supporting Justice for Our Neighbors, which provides free legal services to unaccompanied undocumented minors. “Iowa is a welcoming state!”   Ray declared. At least it was then. I'm hopeful most Iowans will respond to Mickelson's slave ­ownership plan by showing it still is.”



I said nothing inflammatory. Advocating for the enforcement of immigration laws isn’t controversial.   As I have shown, most of what was said about my remarks was mis-reported or twisted by paid leftist activists,  or by a dishonest columnist.  Comparing the importation of Laotians to Iowa following the Vietnam War to the open borders invasion of illegals is silly.   In the first case, we volunteered and extended an invitation.  Now, hoards come without invitation and paid street hustlers shill for more.   Iowans are on to the scam.   Donald Trump’s popularity in Iowa and elsewhere demonstrates they are sick of it.

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Senator Ted Cruz—issues and rally..  Nitpicking.  Giving away the recumbent trike from Connecticut Yankee Pedaller.  And fixing what ails the Constitution.

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Now Fox has joined the MSM in trying to take out Trump—and attacks get truly slimyJohn Otto is suing Disney over importing cheap labor and firing American works.  Iowans wonder about women Rangers.

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Jim Richards talks about The Death of Money… A brilliant look and the way stuff really works.  Iowans remember de-tasseling and defend themselves against claims that Iowans aren’t tough enough do it so Mexicans have to.  And another atheist thug tries to bully Knoxville over a war memorial.

Direct download: mickelson-2015-08-20.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:23pm CST

Naghmeh Abedini has organized a 5k run, Endure for Saeed, to raise money for husband hostage by Iran.  Horrific story.    Kevin Jackson on Race Pimping.  Vigorous.   And more historically illiterate presidential candidate on the 14th Amendment and birthright citizenship.

Direct download: mickelson-2015-08-18.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:35pm CST

Trump releases his immigration paper.   And what is the Iowa Passive Aggressive way to get the wall built by Mexico?  Mexicans.   The,  Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker—issues.

Direct download: mickelson-2015-08-17.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:33pm CST

Carly Fiorina—Issues.  Senator Rick Santorum—Issues.  Jonathan Narcisse is really alarmed over the Nancy Sebring settlement.  And a Japanese political consultant wonders about American-Japanese relations on the 70 anniversary of the end of WW2.

Direct download: mickelson-2018-08-14.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:57pm CST

Congressman Steve King—issues.   Bear eats man—euthanize?  Jim Hawkins and Jodie Nation—Professional Educators of Iowa—issues.  Dr. Ben Carson—fixing the politics of race.

Direct download: mickelson-2015-08-13.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:20pm CST

Dr. Jonathan Sarfati creation scientist says we are not alone and in the dark.  He will speak Sunday 3:30 pm at the Newton Christian Reformed Church.    Senator Ted Cruz’s dad,  Pastor Rafael  is speaking Thursday night at 6:30 pm in Grimes at the Gortz Haus.  Then,  an Iowa judge invites trespassers to examine a farmers property.

Direct download: mickelson-2015-08-12.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:32pm CST

Des Moines taxpayers are unsettled over the Nancy Sebring $350,000 settlement.    And do military officers really need a college degree?

Direct download: mickelson-2015-08-11.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:58pm CST

Iowans sound off on Trump’s Bloodgate.  And some Iowa farmers hate crop dusters.   

Direct download: mickelson-2015-08-10.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:12pm CST

Post presidential debate feedback from Iowans.  Ohioan Ken Blackwell with debate observations.  Sam Clovis talks debate reactions and issues.   

Direct download: mickelson-2015-08-07.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:06pm CST

Life means something.  We just can’t agree on when.   David Holt says the Russians are trying to lay claim to a bunch of the Arctic.   Terry Jarrett says Obama’s EPA executive orders are power grabs too.   Cops have wrong weapons?  Accordions make great crappie traps.   And a guy tries to marry his lawnmower.  

Direct download: mickelson-2015-08-06.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:28pm CST

Congressman Rod Blum supports First Amendment Defense Act and tells how serious congressmen are punished by his own Republican leadership IRS may target churches which refuse the gay lobby. Brian Walsh, founder of Civil Rights Research Center.    Bob Vander Platts pushes on Governor Terry Branstad on defunding Planned Parenthood.  Plus,  defending life.

Direct download: mickelson-2015-08-05.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:41pm CST

Losing shopping cart roulette,  skunk remedy,  Marc  Morano from Climate Depot nukes Obama’s EPA regs,  and Bobby Jindal says politicians responsible for sanctuary cities ought to be prosecuted.

Direct download: mickelson-2015-08-04.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:01pm CST

Actress  Kristen Bell says we need Planned Parenthood cuz her daughters might need birth control behind her back.  Then,  armed for Iowa bike trails?  Need to be?  

Direct download: mickelson-2015-08-03.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:48pm CST

Tires explode and rip up cars and trucks--Iowa stories.  Senator Lindsey Graham,  running for president.  And the life debate clarifies.  And the most crime prone Iowa cities.

Direct download: mickelson-2015-07-31.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:21pm CST

Rethinking Narcissism is Dr. Craig Malkin.  Take the Narcissism Test. No more RFS (renewable fuel standard).     Governor Mike Huckabee.   Mike Chapman is Iowa’s Tarzan expert.

Direct download: mickelson-2015-07-30.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:35pm CST


A Minnesota dentist earns universal distain for shooting Cecil.   Walt Heyer says Bruce Jenner is making a huge mistake and the rest of us shouldn’t be gullible.  Senator Grassley talks issues.  And what color is your lead foot?


Direct download: mickelson-2015-07-29.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:38pm CST

Dr. Dale Archer touts The ADHD Advantage…how it might be your greatest strength.  Then,  Iowans have bug stories.   And do we really want cops to be our best friends?

Direct download: mickelson-2015-07-28.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:14pm CST

Senator Ted Cruz commits truth, gets hammered.  Carly Fiorina  defends life in the MSM.   And a minimum wage hike in Johnson County?  

Direct download: mickelson-2015-07-27.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:44pm CST

Rumble YellBrian David Bruns tells the Ragbrai story.   Senator Rick Santorum survives an MSNBC mugging.   And Obama wants grandma’s gun.

Direct download: mickelson-2015-07-24.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00pm CST

Ann Corcoran from Refugee Resettlement Watch blows the whistle on the whole scam.  Then,  General Clark warns “unAmericans”  that they could end up interned until the end of the conflict.  Pulled over?  Shut Up!

Direct download: mickelson-2015-07-23.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:17pm CST

Explaining the current immigration scam…new wrinkles change the American citizenship Oath and Texans have learned Iowa passive aggressive.  Plus, profiles in courage and a profile in political pandering.

Direct download: mickelson-2015-07-22.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:09pm CST

A sampling of presidential candidate speeches at the Family Leader Summit.   And will Iowa allow National Guardsman to arm themselves?  And glowing manifolds.

Direct download: mickelson-2015-07-21.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:45pm CST

Lawrence McQuillan say that being able to pay California’s public employee pension debt is California Dreaming.  Lary Cotlar has The Biggest Rolodex in Sports.    Iowans respond to the Trump  Iowa- McCain blow-up.

Direct download: mickelson-2015-07-20.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:08pm CST

Alex Epstein from Center for Industrial Progress makes The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels.   Then Iowans wonder about the latest Muslim act of murder in Chattanooga.  And don’t kiss chickens…warning from the CDC.

Direct download: mickelson-2015-07-17.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:34pm CST

Summer silliness, garage door opener aggression,  and a home owner has to fight everybody just to get a trespasser removed from his own property.   

Direct download: mickelson-2015-07-15.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:34pm CST

Joel Kurtinitis is planning a pro-life,  anti-Planned Parenthood protest of the sale of baby parts…held at Family Leader Summit,  8 am Saturday in Ames.   Senator Ted Cruz blasts Iran nuke deal and calls to defund Planned Parenthood.  Dr. Ben Carson eloquently defends life against racist Planned Parenthood.  Senator Rand Paul,  blasting the Iran nuke deal and federal presence in general.   Treaty or Executive Agreement?   Who decides?    

Direct download: mickelson-2015-07-16.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:32pm CST

Iowa keeps getting sent the liabilities of everywhere else. ..again.  Bob Vander Platts with another presidential candidate forum…issues.   The new ISU basketball coach Prohm is issued a fatwa by the school’s atheist Taliban.  And Brian Peskin wants to oil Iowans…327-0200.

Direct download: mickelson-2015-07-14.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:25pm CST

Food JunkiesDr. Vera Tarman is an addiction expert.  How to heal up.   Trevor Loudon writes about  Enemies Within…speaking at PIPAC Center in Cedar Falls Tuesday night at 6:30.  PETA wants to kill off Iowa pigeon races.  And Woodard Hearing is holding Demo Days around Iowa this month…800-233-4327 to sign up for free test drive.

Direct download: mickelson-2015-07-13.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:10pm CST

M Stanton Evans  “Blacklisted by History".  PSTD and 4th of July Fireworks.   And how do truck drivers stay awake?

Direct download: mickelson-2015-07-03.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:30pm CST

Senator Ted Cruz.  Issues.  Defends Iowans against religious oppression.   Straw bale gardening. Joel Karsten   Plus Car Care for the Clueless.    Then, Iowa night time critters.

Direct download: mickelson-2015-07-02.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:14pm CST

Why are we alive day…Iowans think about close calls.  And candidate Carly Fiorina talks issues.

Direct download: mickelson-2015-07-01.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:02pm CST

Governor Bobby Jindal campaigns on the issues John Stewart (the normal, Iowa one) dismantles SCOTUS on marriage.  Congressman Steve King chafes under the oppression of his own party.  Then,  a SCOTUS judge wonders if the death penalty is Constitutional.   

Direct download: mickelson-2015-06-30.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:28pm CST

Sheriff candidate for Polk County,  Dan Charleston.  Issues.    Are Iowa churches safe from gay lobby aggression?  Mike Farris chairman of the Home School Legal Defense Association tells churches how to prepare.

Direct download: mickelson-2015-06-29.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:00pm CST

Tom Dilorenzo, Real Lincoln,  puts some of the battle over the Confederate Flag into historical perspective.   SCOTUS finds same gender marriage in the Constitution.  Governor Mike Huckabee blasts the SCOTUS opinion.

Direct download: mickelson-2015-06-26.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:01pm CST

SCOTUS says words don’t mean what they say and vote to re-approve Obamacare.   Snark ensues.

Direct download: mickelson-2015-06-25.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:00pm CST

Calvin Beisner, Ph.D. founder, Cornwall Alliance,  delivers An Open Letter to Pope Francis on Climate Change.   He says the Vatican excluded dissent from his climate conference.  Then, why should taxpayers house and feed 400 pound violent cop?  And John Deere kicks Google’s self –driving technologies’ butt.  

Direct download: mickelson-2015-06-24.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:46pm CST

Geoff Freeman, president and CEO of the American Gaming Association want future presidential candidates to understand the positive value of the gambling “industry”.   Spirited.   The Pope doubts the faith of arms builders.  Spirited.

Direct download: mickelson-2015-06-23.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:48pm CST

Dan Kish says Obama is using executive orders to issue EPA regs which will spike our energy costs.  Then Iowans were once thought of as ruffians and squatters.  The real story.  And Iowans advise South Carolina about the battle flag.

Direct download: mickelson-2015-06-22.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:37pm CST

Dr. Lee Heib,  Surviving the Medical Meltdown…and practicing anti-aging medicine.  Chuck Hurley blasts the Iowa Supreme Court overturning Iowa’s telemed abortion ban.  Senator Randy Feenstra approves of granting more tax credits to Iowa Fertilizer Company.

Direct download: mickelson-2015-06-19.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:34pm CST





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