Who should pay for cop cams?  Them or us?  Then Matt Whitaker is looking for political corruption.  The shocking thing is that he has found some.  Then,  inspirational music and school lunches in Ames.

Direct download: mickelson-2015-02-27.mp3
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Senator Jim Webb is running for president on the Democratic ticket.   Getting aquainted.  Issues and history.   Iowa Republicans are dumping their party.  Why?  Then what?  

Direct download: mickelson-2015-02-26.mp3
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Jim Martin says seniors will get hammered by the EPA Clean Power Act.  Then,  post gas tax feedback including skepticism about farmers not using dyed diesel for personal use.  Vigorous.

Direct download: mickelson-2015-02-25.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:19pm CDT

Tovah Klein says there is no such thing as the “terrible twos”.  How Toddlers Thrive   Jessica Vaughn describes how the refugee program is an insulting hustle against the taxpayers.  Michael Ware and Erin Kiernan advocate Equality for Adoptive Families.  

Direct download: mickelson-2015-02-24.mp3
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Dan Pilla can help you if you are being audited by the IRS.  How to Win Your Tax Audit.   Then, both left and right are pushing the gas tax hike.   Iowans don’t like the shake-down the political class is doing to get it passed.

Direct download: mickelson-2015-02-23.mp3
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The folks at MediaMatters decided to take after a couple of my opinions.  I can only speculate as to why.   Perhaps it’s the confluence of my anti-gas tax argument which ties any increase to the scrutiny and defunding of illegals in Iowa Public schools.   This opinion has really irritated the political class in Iowa which like everywhere else loves to trade votes for OPM.  Also irritated is the Obamnesty class which has been milking compliant Iowans for untold millions since the early 80’s.  And it’s annoying  educrats which have been doing the same.   This is the link to their blog.

I usually take stuff like this apart line by line,  but in this case it isn’t necessary.   They did me the honor of accurately quoting me extensively.  They think they are tattling on me.   They think my opinions are so out of the mainstream that merely reporting them is an indictment.  They are wrong.  Most Iowans agree with me.  Most Americans for that matter.

I offer a few additional points to ponder though.

1.        The title of their piece, “IA radio host claims equal education for children is ‘a scam’-- undocumented students should be barred from public school’.     That isn’t accurate.  My goal isn’t to necessarily remove them from Iowa Public Schools.    I only said that the taxpayers have no obligation to pay for them.  (For the record I’d settle for a fee structure for non-citizens.)

2.       I wrote a short blog on my overview just a few months ago.  It is still relevant.

3.       And just to be a little snarky,  Dr. Thomas Woods reminds us that the 14th Amendment was never legally ratified in the first place.

4.       Finally, I can’t improve on Chief Justice Warren Burger’s opinion on Plyler.  “In an effort to become an omnipotent problem solver, the court distorts our constitutional function…illegal aliens have NO right whatever to be here, and the state may reasonably, and constitutionally, elect not to provide them with government service at the expense of those who are lawfully in the state.”


It’s interesting that a left-wing organization like MediaMatters took the time to evaluate the strength of my arguments.  Even though they made a muck of it,  I thank them for the courtesy of a try.   The political class which actually represents Iowa citizens and taxpayers won’t.



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Comedian Brad Stine is coming to another Real Men’s Conference with Pastor Damastus.  John Hawkins says a bunch of donations to political PACS get wasted.   And Iowan’s are still annoyed over the gas tax shuffle at the statehouse.


Direct download: mickelson-2015-02-20.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:39pm CDT

An illuminated bow-fishing season for catfish?   Laura DeCook is the Mahaska County naturalist say it’s a good idea.   Then,  BOOM,  Republican leadership in the Iowa House remove “No” voting committee members and replace them with “YES” voting members on the raising of gas taxes.   A bunch of detractors and advocates.  History on the radio.  

Direct download: mickelson-2015-02-19.mp3
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Remembering the cold, reviewing the gas tax,  and another nanny wants mandatory helmet laws.  Iowans ponder stuff what needs it.

Direct download: mickelson-2015-02-18.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:50pm CDT

Courts block Obamnesty.  Iowa Democrats try to formally re-define marriage.   Chris Boucher thinks Iowa is a great spot to grow hemp.  And in search of the perfect French Fry.  

Direct download: mickelson-2015-02-17.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:56pm CDT

Senator Brad Zaun says the un-reformable gorilla in Iowa politics is government education.  Therefore, terminate the Iowa Department of Education and the Iowa State School Board.  Feisty.    Then, a bar-owning legislator was to allow minors into his bar.  No sale.  

Direct download: mickelson-2015-02-16.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:53pm CDT

Senator Marco Rubio  is in Iowa for book signing and to begin his quest for presidency.   Then,  Bryan Osborne has some Answers in Genesis.   He will speak this weekend he will talk about fossils, dinosaurs and race.  Then, ducking bicycles on Iowa roads,  or else.

Direct download: mickelson-2015-02-13.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:51pm CDT

Do mountain lions in Iowa need to be protected by law?   Shane Grifin says “Yes”.  Other Iowans, including the legislature,  not so much.   Then,  responding to phone scams.   Issues.

Direct download: mickelson-2015-02-12.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:55pm CDT

Judy Hintz and some educators talk about what needs to happen to rebuild Iowa’s drooping ed system.  Then,  the Iowa legislature takes a baby step towards decriminalizing pot.  Good idea?

Direct download: mickelson-2015-02-11.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:56pm CDT

90 Minutes in HeavenDon Piper is coming to Iowa Sunday, February 15th at Norwalk Performing Arts Auditorium 8:30 & 10:30 am.    Jonathan Narccisse says the state of Iowa is awash in money and doesn’t need to hike the gas tax.

Direct download: mickelson-20015-02-10.mp3
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Dr. Lee Hieb on “Surviving the Medical Meltdown” political and health advice.     Michele Chrystal wants  Iowans to go to the Governor’s science standards for education.  Dave Stanley resists the gas tax hike hype.   Issues.

Direct download: mickelson-2015-02-09.mp3
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Robert Spencer takes apart Obama’s Prayer Breakfast trolling.  Applying Obama’s real standards to his own issues.   Iowa State Senator Roby Smith on the failed effort to establish majority rule in Iowa.   Retired teacher, Steven Phelan is lobbying for more money for Iowa education.  Issues.

Direct download: mickelson-2015-02-06.mp3
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Fat-Me-Not: Weight Loss Diet of the Future.   Dr. Sandeep Grewal says even our bacteria in our stomachs are sugar addicts.   Then,  a new law would fine left-lane-loiterers…and flog them if my amendment passes.   Plus,  Iowa Senate debate on allowing for majority rule in the Iowa Senate…fails.

Direct download: mickelson-2015-02-05.mp3
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Iowans respond to the burning of the Jordanian pilot by ISIS.  Angry.  Then Representative Josh Byrnes explains why the Iowa gas tax should be hiked a dime per gallon.  Iowan’s are not convinced.

Direct download: mickelson-2015-02-04.mp3
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Rep Walter Rogers has another gas tax alternative plan.   Dr. Lee Hieb is an anti-vaxxer.     Marc Morano is a climate change denier.   Evaluating the rhetoric vs performance of “science”.     The 97% myth.    And Obama is illegally giving work permits to millions of illegals.

Direct download: mickelson-2015-02-03.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:55pm CDT


Senator Rand Paul is a front-runner in Iowa.  He says if Fed Chair Yellin were a private sector banker she’d be fired for refusing a Fed audit.          Drew Kline from  Americans for Prosperity wants to find a different way to fund Iowa’s  roads and bridges.     This is what happens to our Iowa road use funds.

Direct download: mickelson-2015-02-02.mp3
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