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.

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

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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.   

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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.

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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.

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

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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.  

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Pastor Keith Ratliff from Joshua Christian Academy needs some help raising funds for playground equipment for his growing inner city school.  Let’s help. 515-468-5674   Senator Rand Paul unveils his flat tax plan.   John Graham with a plan to fix Obamacare when it collapses.

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Getting Yours--Phil Moeller  gives a guide through the complexity of Social Security benefits.   Dr. Grazie Poz Christie reviews the Pope’s  eco-encyclical.    And then,  dirt wars.  How much dirt is enough?  

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Lindsey Burke with Education Savings Accounts,   PT Barnum’s view of publicity and Donald Trump declares himself a candidate for president.  Iowans ponder.

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Presidential candidate Senator James Webb talks about his life and policies.  Then, Dr. Paul Kengor wonders about the culture war and Bruce Jenner, Takedown.     Earl Swift does an Autobiography on a 57 Chevy.  Iowans are nostalgic about their sheet metal.

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National media wonder why Iowans are apathetical about a cop shooting in Des Moines.  Then, Rep Greg Heartsill wonders why parents and politicians are not holding the Governor’s LGBTQ conference accountable for obscene materials dispensed to teenagers.   And Chet Culver wants to run for congress.

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We are taking a bunch of Iowans to Paris, France…if you want to come with us,  800-826-2266…Holiday Vacations.   Outdoors Dan with an up-coming fundraiser for Leukemia—Ankeny, Iowa July 18th at the Sportman’s  Warehouse.  A BBQ Bash.   Lotsa Food and Prizes.    Then why have Iowans lost the ability to writing cursively?  

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Dr. Ben Carson…issues… shows Iowans how and what he thinks.  Issues.

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Humorist, satirist Stan Freberg remembered…a lot.    Corrosive political humor designed to take down Iowa.    And dissecting politician’s real worldviews.

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Doug Gross wants to defend free trade and the TTP…vigorous.   Steve King isn’t so sure.  And a mix of Iowa and national news.

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Senator Lindsey Graham running for the White House…in Iowa.  Governor Mike Huckabee—issues.  Vigorous.  Then,  Eastern Iowa is Part of Chicago.

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Iowa League of Woman Voters wants our attention for an upcoming League convention.  Then,  Jason Matthews, ex-CIA guy, now novelist,  tells us as much as he can without having to kill us.  Palace of Treason

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Timothy Head says Iowa law has been changed to allow the expungement of criminal records pertaining to acquittals or dismissal of charges.  Iowan’s are grateful.  Ann Coulter bids Adios to America—a very snarky look at the US immigration system. 

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Tom Meier  from Trail Life gives alternatives to a fading Boy Scouts of America.  Then,  an Iowa illegal alien threatens the Party of Lincoln with political reprisal for keeping them in slavery….or something.

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Michael Novak, Deputy Director, Warfare Integration, office of Chief of Naval Operations, in Iowa to talk Navy.   Senator Rand Paul forces the expiration of illegal bulk data collection by the NSA.   Dr. Michael Jackson says he can use your own stem cells to repair worn out or broken body parts.  

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Senator Rand Paul explains his anti-Patriot Act filibuster.   Tim Overlin talks about Personhood…upcoming meeting for the public.  Charles Murray says it’s time to return the idea of government“By the People”  --  says it’s time for civil disobedience.   And then, what to do with millions of dead birds.

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Max Richtman from the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare thinks he can fix them…with a little more of your money.   Governor Mick Huckabee explains his no vote on the Iowa Straw Poll.   Doug Holtz-Eakin says it’s too expensive to export illegals.    And Disney makes it’s fired workers train their replacements.

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The Forgivenss Project, Marina Cantacuzino…inspiring and frustrating Scott Taylor, Navy Seal, worries about the US sacrifice in Iraq being wasted.  OPSEC.  He wants Iowan to be very careful who we select as the next Commander in Chief.   Then, anIowa judge sends home a murder jury cuz they aren’t diverse enough.  Iowans are appalled.

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It National Dog Bite Week.   Dog trainer Dane Fedman tells how to avoid getting chewed on.   The scariest movie trailer…ever.  And chasing Hillary…at 95mph.

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Rick Manning says Obama should NOT be given fast-track authority on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).  Currency Guru James Rickards tells how old money keeps their money.  And what do IRS forfeitures and the Boone Farm Expo have in common?

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Peggy Woodward, editor of Taste of Home,  corrects our  grilling faux paus.   Frank Gaffney talks about US insecurity.  Kirsten Powers talks about the Silencing: How the Left is Killing Free Speech.  And grading Jeb.

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Professor Michael Useem wonders why Chili was so able to recover from a devastating earthquake so quickly and other places languish in destruction for a long time.  “Leadership Dispatches: Chile’s Extraordinary Comeback from Disaster”.      Michael Foley has The Sinner’s Guide to a Holy Happy Hour.  A Catholic guide to social lubrication.  Then,  is this what a silent Spring sounds like?  Iowans wonder where the bees have gone.

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Openline—Obama’s bitter half,  Iowans running guns,  and an honest government employee blocks gotcha cams.  Scott McEwen  (of American Sniper fame) with “The Sniper and the Wolf” Congressman Steve King talks about security.   Then, Dana Perino  And the Good News is…

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Senator Rand Paul updates the issues…says he’ll vote “no” on Obama’s fast track trade agreements.   Then, the perils of 911 nuisance calls.  And,   Iowan, John Hays,  is in Nepal trying to bring drinkable water to earthquake victims.  Plus, Hughie Tweedy still won’t agree to a pipeline even though he’s been offered a bribe of a $1,200 prostitute.   

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Dr. Ben Carson calls for a “bible-based flat tax”  and gets hammered by MSM.   Col Ralph Peters writes about the Civil War with vigor—Valley of the Shadow.  Iowans aren’t sure about the reliability of military.  Skeptical.

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Declaring atheist day in Iowa…really guv?   Iowa doctor with ebola in his eyes?   Ann Corcoran describes the Muslim friendly jihad that our nation’s refugee program has unleashed.    Free Video.


“ Refugee Resettlement and the Hijra to America”   The free pdf study on the refugee settlement scam.

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Dan Pilla  helps an Iowa taxpayer with the IRS.    Matt Whitaker from Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust (FACT) is still trying to hold Bruce Braley accountable for campaign finance short-cuts.  Then “obedience to the unenforceable”.  Plus,  best-selling researcher Peter Schweitzer exposes Clinton Cash.  Riveting.

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Judy Hintz from Educational Resources demonstrates why she may be the best resource ever for distressed students.   Then,  Wayne Perry brings Sound Medicine to Iowa.   

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Hostile Iowa Birds, the Texas terrorist attack thwarted,  disadvantaging privileged kids and silencing homeschoolers?

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1.       We are a democracy.

2.       We have three equal branches of government.

3.      When a court rules, the opinion becomes law.

4.      When a treaty is signed because of the Supremacy clause, it can amend the Constitution.

5.      When someone is born in the United States, citizenship is automatic based upon the 14th Amendment.

6.      Congress can spend money on anything it wants with a majority vote for the general welfare.


I’ve been a radio talk host for a long time.  Over the years I’ve interviewed hundreds of politicians, including many presidential candidates.  You’d be astonished to discover how many of them (politicians)are simply collections of bumper stickers and cultural cliches.   The ones above are held by most.


1.       Article 4, Section four, “The United States shall guarantee to every state in this union a republican form of government…”  The framers hated the democratic impulse with a passion. Alexander Hamilton:  “We are a republican government.  Real liberty is never found in despotism or the extremes of democracy.”   John Adams:  “Democracy never lasts long.  It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself.  There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide.”   Karl Marx:  “Democracy is the road to socialism.”


2.      Federalist 51:  “…the legislative authority necessarily predominates.”   Federalist 78: “The judiciary, on the contrary, has no influence over either the sword or the purse…is, beyond comparison, the weakest of the three departments of power…the general liberty of the people can never be endangered from that quarter.”


3.      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 made in pursuance of it: and (3) All treaties made, or which shall be made, under the authority of the United States.”  You will notice by conspicuous absence, court opinions, because at the time of its writing nobody believed court decisions equaled law. With Blackstone, they believed that court opinion pursuant to law or treaty was “…evidence of law.”  And if a judge was mistaken about that law, then according to Blackstone, his opinion was not “bad law, but that was not law” at all.


4.      Alexander Hamilton: “Treaties…are not rules prescribed by the sovereign to the subject, but agreements between sovereign and sovereign…the only constitutional exception to the power of making treaties is that they shall not change the Constitution.”  Jefferson:  “…if the treaty making power is boundless, then we have no Constitution.”


5.      14th Amendment:  “…All persons born of naturalized in the United States and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are hereby declared to be citizens of the United State and also of the state wherein they reside.”     This amendment added to the Constitution after the Civil War was designed to make citizens of former slaves.   It has been stretched to create birthright citizenship for anyone born here.  However, Senator Jacob Howard,  the author of 14th Amendment,  said in Senate debate,  “This amendment which I have offered is simply declaratory of what I regard as the law of the land already, that every person born within the limits of United States, and subject to their jurisdiction, is by virtue of natural law and national law a citizen of the United States.  This will NOT, of course, include persons born in the United States who are foreigners, aliens…”


6.      Madison:   “…If Congress can do whatever in their discretion can be done by money, and will promote the general welfare, the Government is no longer a limited one possessing enumerated powers,  but an indefinite one subject to particular exceptions…If Congress can apply money indefinitely to the general welfare, and are the sole and supreme judges of the general welfare, they may take the care of religion into their own hands; they may establish teachers in every state, county, and parish, and pay them out of the public treasury;  they may take into their own hands the education of children, establishing in like manner schools throughout the union, they may assume the provision for the poor; they may undertake the regulation of all roads other than post roads; in short, everything from the highest object of state legislation, down to the most minute object of police, would be thrown under the power of Congress; for every object I have mentioned would admit the application of money, and might be called, if Congress pleased, provisions for the general welfare….”


Apply these arguments with appropriate snarkiness.  Honest politicians will give you the deer in the headlights look followed by, “I didn’t know that.  Thanks.”   Others will go Nancy Pelosi on you, “Are you serious--are you serious?”   Then, they will never speak with you again.  Vote accordingly.

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Rev. Vernon Naffier,  Alex Nowrasteh and Matt Soerens  with a more open view on amnesty.   Then,  a rountable on Iowa and Baltimore--Facia Robertson, Ira Hicks Teri Watson, and Lance Williams..facebook friends.

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Dr. Scott Taylor talks about wrestling with Lyme Disease.   Then what kind of wild stuff will they find in your collectibles when you are gone?   Wow!

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Brain Maker, Dr. David Perlmutter talks about the Power of Gut Microbes to Heat and Protect Your Brain for Life.  Susan Swain and  Mark Farkas from C-Span on First Ladies: Presidential Historians on the Lives of 45 Iconic American Women. Then, the gay lobby keeps driving our kids to suicide.  What to do about it?   Oh,  here’s the story about the women who wants to marry an amusement ride.  And Dr. Judith Reisman’s  free book on the Kinsey, Sex and Fraud.

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Dr. Michael Jackson from Harbor View Medical reports on the effectiveness of using one’s own stem cells to repair joints and connective tissue.  Vigorous.   Then, some Valley HS students want to deny Dowling Catholic High School the use of their football field cuz Dowling supports Catholicism. 

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Romantic Violence?   A former skin-head tells how he overcame.  Congressman Steve King is confronting the jurisdiction of SCOTUS on same sex marriage issues.  Then, Walt Heyer a former transgendered man advises Bruce Jenner not to do

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How to explain why treaties don’t usurp the Constitution.  Constitution 101.  And grunting for worms.

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Dr. Warren Farrell and Dick Woods,  (he only has an M.Div) working on the White House Counsel on Boys & Men.   Then, presidential candidates:  Senator Marco Rubio, Governor Bobby Jindal, Senator Rand Paul, on the Fuel Choice and Deregulation Act , and Governor Scott Walker.

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Tony Perkins says if there is a culture war, win it.   John Whitehead says we need to get our country back under the Constitution.  Dr. Tim Church,  expert on nutrition and exercise.  

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Poop on the Poop In.   Man shoots his Dell…justifiable computercide.   Rep Chip Baltimore explains his opposition to a parental rights bill against rapists.  And Ben Affleck is embarrassed by his family tree.   Iowans have embarrassing roots too.

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 Getting the spring guy gadgets going…Jeff Nicholson from  P&P  Small Engines.   Senator Rand Paul talks about his faith.  Then,  a new reading program in Des Moines off on the wrong foot.

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Matt Schultz and Janelle Malone are interested in honor victims of crime.   Jillian Kay Melchior wonders why Al Sharpton continues to skate on a 40 million dollar tax bill.   John Griffiths from Wright outdoor solutions gives the options about the invasion of the ash bore.

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David Bozell is President of ForAmerica…fixing the tax code.   Then Obama’s press secretary says Senator Grassley has been in Washington too long.  Plus no minimum wage hike for Iowa?  Then,  Governor Huckabee warns against getting into the military until we have a new Commander in Chief.

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Day two day at FAIR’s Radio Row….an extended conversation with experts on immigration.

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First day at FAIR’s Radio Row….an extended conversation with experts on immigration.

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You’re Lying…Military interrogator at GITMO,  Lena Sisco,  describes how to tell.  Noreen Gosch talking about a documentary,  Who Took Johnny.  The rest of the story.  Steve Berry, The Patriot Threat…how the 16th Amendment was never legally ratified.   

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Senator James Webb is in Iowa pondering a run for the presidency.  Issues.    Then Jonathan Narcisse says Iowa has law enforcement has some uncomfortable similarities the with the cop shooting in South Carolina.

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Senator Rand Paul…issues.   Snarky.   Then,  Iowans wonder about Wiccans, Satanists and Moslems at the Iowa Statehouse.   And Catholics are divided at Dowling?

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Dowling…the rest of the story on the refusal to hire the gay guy.   Dennis Prager explains  The Ten Commandments.  Mark Everson is a presidential candidate.  Issues.

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Homeschool Day (Capitol day 2014) at the Iowa State Capitol…Vickie Crawford with the details.    Andy Curran introduces the WeVote Project—stalking politicians.   (in a good way)  Gov.  Mike Huckabee coming to the Homechool Day.   Downtown  Des Moines food kiosks?   Then, then it’s Dowling’s turn to get hammered by the gay lobby.  Spirited.

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Max McLean highlights upcoming performance of  the Screwtape Letters in Ames.  Then Pastor Mike Demastus want to have a real prayer at the Statehouse to offset one by a Wiccan priestess.   Calls for a state-wide moment of prayer.

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Dr. Peter Breggin talks about Overcoming  Guilt, Shame and Anxiety.   Blind people can carry guns in Iowa?  And where’s the best place to take pictures in Iowa?

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John Lott says the FBI has been politicizing their crime stats.   Orthodox Jew, Nathan Diamet says Jews that support same gender marriage are liberals...that’s their true religion.    Jake MacAulay  from Institute on the Constitution coming to Iowa …Cedar Valley Community Church in Waterloo…Wed, April 15 at 6:30pm.   Senator Lindsey Graham…issues.

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Ken Blackwell says Obama is using illegal immigration to “transform America”.   Then,  Iowan’s have a bunch of home remedies for stuff.

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Bob Vander Platts wonders why the Governor’s Conference on LGBTQ Youth has so far failed to invite him to provide equal time in one of their seminars.  Inquiring minds and all that.  Then,  Dennis gives us his gotcha cam legal case report.  Congressman Steve King commits truth.  Plus,  Iowa’s  forfeiture laws have been a gold mine for aggressive enforcement.

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Making Des Moines a “walkable” city?  Good Idea?   Iowans think about their transportation lifestyles.   

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Steven Druker, Altered Genes, Twisted Truth: How the Venture to Genetically Engineer Our Food Has Subverted Science, Corrupted Government and Systematically Deceived the Public.  And that’s just the title.  Then, a gun totting newbie leaves his gun in his car in the school parking lot.  Busted.  Felony.

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Os Guinness is coming to Iowa…speaking a couple of places… A Free People’s Suicide.   Insightful.    Then, some Iowans wonder about a deal Lake Panoramians are trying to get.

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Another look at the Convention of the States movement…in Iowa…Mark Meckler and Iowa Rep Chris Hagenow.    Then, Rev Max Villatoro gets deported to Honduras…now what? David Boshart with Central Plains Mennonite Conference explains.

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Dr. Lee Hieb talks up the upcoming Iowa Libertarian Party Convention.   Then,  is the Iowa Omnibus gun bill bottled up?   Kurt Liske,  VP Iowa Firearms Coalition explains.  Then,  who will  gobble up Iowa’s ash?

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Confessions of a DC Madam Nick Bryant talks about the Politics of Sex, Lies and Blackmail.    Frosty Woolridge says America is on the brink of absorbing millions of illegals within the next generation.  Stop That!   And who wants to be a two fob family?  

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Pastor Terry Amman  and Ernie Rudolph present Seven Presidential Protection Principles for Better America.  David Boshart, from the Central Plains Mennonite Conference wants to stop the deportation of Max Villatoro.   And mandatory voting?

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The proposed law says the lack of ability of the taxpayers  to pay for a pay hike of teacher cannot be considered when arbiters decide the contract.   ThenEric Klein wants to kill the death tax.  

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I grew up country day,  March 17.  Carole BodensteinerShirley Hershey Showalter,  Blush.  Little HeathenMildred Armstrong Kalish.  Then,  is there a fix for no-fault divorce?  Chuck Hurley and Darren Clark lobby for Rep. Ted Gassman’s bill.  Then, does the new hire  sink the Scott Walker campaign in Iowa?

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Senator Roby Smith wants the state of Iowa to stop stealing from its seniors.  SF 277 would phase out taxes on retirement income, pensions, annuities and retirement accounts.   Blocked from debate?  For the children.

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Steve Forbes wants to influence this presidential cycle with policies and principals.  Issues.    Then,  “Heap Big Smoke, No Fire”.  Iowans wonder about Senator Joni Ernst and “the letter”.   Court Marshall?  Senator Lindsey Graham introduces himself to Iowans.  Issues.

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Bethany Blankley calls US to awareness and arms about the claims of radical Islam.  Bob Vander Platts throws his weight behind medical cannabis…one of the signs of the Apocalypse.  

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Dave Bozell handicaps the first part of the race for the presidency… says Bush may be unelectable.  DSM water suing about dirty water. Roger McEowen and Kristine Tidgren from ISU Center for Ag Law and Taxation talk about the laws covering the lawsuit.   Mark Meckler makes the case for a Convention of the States.

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Governor Mike Huckabee talks about the power of agronomics in Iowa.  Mike Berry defending a Navy Chaplain who is being attack by the Gay Mafia.  Congressman Rod Blum, the new guy has some fight. 

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Senator Ted Cruz.  Issues.  The Gibson family wants to legally shoot.  Issues.

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How Dr. Ben Carson can get his groove back?

First as a Christian libertarian, I consider somebody else’s sexual behavior  or self-identity to be none of my business.   Period.  I have zero desire to use the law to bludgeon the sexually befuddled into conformity.

2    My bumper sticker has always read,  “Stay out of my face, stay out of my wallet,  and stay away   from the kids.  Still does.     If the gay lobby violates any of that,  I’ll be passionately snarky.

3. If the Gay lobby tries uses law to compel my affirmation or extend to itself a subsidy, then the fight is on.

Dr. Ben Carson made a rookie mistake.  He allowed himself to be cross examined by a gay lobby zealot,  a  CNN reporter,  Chris Cuomo.  There is nothing intrinsically wrong with allowing a hostile interviewer  to ask questions.  In fact sometimes it is great, especially if it allows enough time to comment to explain your views.   However, this is not the time to wing it if you don’t know the guy’s agenda or his tactics.  You’ll likely get hammered.

Carson’s first statement was great.  He refused to accept the premise of the question when he said same sex behavior is a choice, and that sexual identity is not to be equated with race.

Then,  Dr. Carson stepped in it when he implied that prison sodomy can make a straight criminal emerge from prison converted to gay.  Carson said the “situational” behavior of criminals in prison redefines them as gay.  Carson equated debased prison behavior as defining the sexuality of the prisoner.  That‘s a big mistake since that’s the same argument the gay lobby uses.   They use the Kinsey Myth to say that people are defined by their inclinations—preferences to commit a behavior,  which reveal an orientation.   That “orientation”,  the lobby has leveraged into a legally protected sexual class equipped with civil rights, including minority status and aspirations of “marriage equality”.

Is this unartful mess a fatal gaffe? No.  At least it doesn’t have to be.

Dr. Ben Carson is high on the list of presidential aspirants because of one thing.  A couple of years ago at the annual prayer breakfast,  while in the presence of President Obama,  Dr. Ben Carson challenged the basis and practically of Obamacare.  The act of speaking truth to power launched his political career.  Everywhere people who are tired of government over-reach saying to themselves,  “This is the guy we’ve been waiting for.” 

So, when Dr. Carson attacked the basic notions of the gay lobby, many Americans thought,  “Finally, here’s a guy who is up to the task of challenging the runaway gay lobby machine…even though his language was imprecise and incomplete.

After Carson tangled with Cuomo,   I had a chance to speak with several of his Iowa supporters.  Seeing the usual thuggery of the Gaystopo,  I observed that the only way Carson’s gaffe could seriously hurt him was that if he were to back off and go squishy.  I advised that if Dr. Carson really folded on this, his candidacy could be seriously damaged.

I advised,  “Don’t fold.  Dr. Carson is on solid ground.  He needs some help with gay-speak , but stay the course. The culture is fed up with the intolerance of the gay agenda.  Give us some hope and the party’s base will come to your support, in droves.”

Just a couple hours later, Dr. Carson folded.  Not purdy.  He thought that if he could find a reasonable, middle ground,  the gay lobby would back off and reconsider him to be harmless.   

Dr. Carson doesn’t know that the gay lobby has moved on from any middle ground compromises.   They are SCOTUS bound, one opinion away from same gender marriage being declared a Constitutional right.  Do you think they will back off now and accept civil union?  Nope.

The Gay Lobby takes no prisoners and is incapable of compromise, unlike most political causes.   They win—we lose.

Therefore,  for the purposes of running for office,  any office Dr. Ben Carson should offer:

1 This issue is personal, not political.  It is nobody’s business what private parties do with their privates.

2. He wants nothing to do with gay issues.  And he wants nothing of them either. 

3.  It’s still, Get out of my face, my wallet, and stay away from the kids. And stop misusing the courts to acquire what majority votes won’t give you.

Dr. Ben Carson tumbled over the gay trip wire set to make him stumble.  He can recover from this only if he does to the gay agenda what he did to the Obamacare agenda.

He must blow the whistle on the fraud and speak truth with compassion and dignity.  He doesn’t need to be abusive,  or aggressive to resist the social and legal claims of the gay agenda.

But he does need to know the history, language, tactics and commitment of the lobby.  And he won’t be able to avoid the issue as he promised himself he would.  

He will face variations of these questions forever,  even if he decides a presidential run is not in his future.   As of right now, the gay lobby has marginalized him as the Michelle Bachman or Sarah Palin of this election cycle.  It will be the last thing people will remember of his political legacy if he doesn’t man up.

Making nice will leave him behind. 



Category:general -- posted at: 8:07pm CST

Senator Rand Paul…issues.  Rep. Zack Nunn,  Iowa issues.  Then,  has Dr. Ben Carlson’s flip on the gay issue burned his Iowa base?  Phil Fishman says global warming-climate change theory is junk science.

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:11pm CST

Colin Flaherty says Don’t Make the Black Kids Mad.  Racial Profiling.  Dr. Merrill Mathews says no matter what SCOTUS decides about Obamacare, confusion will reign.  And why shouldn’t rich people pay more for fines than poor people do? Like they do in Finland.

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:13pm CST

The National Draft Ben Carson for President has been successful. Dr. Ben Carson has jumped into the race.  Vernon Robinson explains.  Then, the science of suppressors.  A historical slice of Patrick Henry.   Dr. Paul Kengor looks at The Communist: Frank Marshall Davis,  The Untold Story of Barack Obama’s Mentor…agrees with Mayor Giuliani.   Krista Kaine, Stands between the Worlds.

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:20pm CST

Iowans think about adoption alternatives.  Netenyahu addresses congress on the Iranian threat.  Iowans were there…Tamara Scott reports.   And Iowan Matt Devries get an audience with Fed Chair Janet Yellin. 


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Category:general -- posted at: 4:06pm CST

Barry Snell from Iowa Firearms Coalition and gun guru Peter Brownell updates us on Obama’s  bullet-grabbing executive order and Iowa 2nd Amendment legislation.   Then, Iowa DNR is dropping the farm fish stocking program.  Why?  Kevin Baskin explains.  

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:35pm CST

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.

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:30pm CST

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?  

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:45pm CST

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.

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:19pm CST

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.  

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:34am CST

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.

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:45am CST

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.


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Category:general -- posted at: 2:39pm CST

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.  

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:02pm CST

Remembering the cold, reviewing the gas tax,  and another nanny wants mandatory helmet laws.  Iowans ponder stuff what needs it.

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:50pm CST

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.  

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:56pm CST

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.  

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:53pm CST

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.

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:51pm CST

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.

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:55pm CST

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?

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:56pm CST

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.

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:05pm CST

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.

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