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Samuel Adams

American Patriot & Politician

1722 - 1803

If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude greater than the animating contest for freedom, go home from us in peace. We seek not your counsel, nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you; May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen.
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Hot Issues From Linn County Iowa
Sunday, 28 October 2012
Kipling Updated

Help for a patriot sullied , a spotless spirit hurt,

Help for an honourable clan sore trampled in the dirt!
From Washington to Frisco Bay, oh, listen to my song,
The honourable gentlemen have suffered grievous wrong.

Their noble names were mentioned -- oh, the burning black disgrace! --
By brutal Right Wing Pundits in the Benghazi shooting case;
They sat upon it for a while, then steeled their heart to brave it,
And "coruscating innocence" the learned Media gave it.

Cleared in the face of all mankind beneath the winking skies,
Like phœnixes from Phœnix Park (and what lay there) they rise!
Go shout it to the seas -- give word to America now,
Her honourable gentlemen are cleared -- and this is how: --

"Our friends believe"? -- Of course they do -- as sheltered women may;
But have they seen the shrieking soul ripped from the quivering clay?
They! -- If their own front door is shut,
they'll swear the whole world's warm;
What do they know of dread of death or hanging fear of harm?

If black is black or white is white, in black and white it's plain,
You're only traitors to the Nation and betrayers of the Slain.
If print is print or words are words, the Media perpends: --

We are not ruled by murderers, but only -- by their friends





Posted by ky/kentuckydan at 2:56 PM CDT
Updated: Sunday, 28 October 2012 3:02 PM CDT
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Tuesday, 21 February 2012
My Name Is Dan

Do You shun the Light of Day?

Do You cringe at the sight of this image

As if it were Garlic or Silver?

Suffer Alone No More Dear Friend


(NO it means Teaparty Anonymous, get your mind out of the gutter)


Here you will meet others who are like minded and learn to Cope with Your Afliction,

They will share how to react when confronted by a Liberal

Do NOT respond with a Litany of Logic and Scientific Fact or you will be accused of being Gushingly Forward, Offensively Familiar

And of course Evil

If you remain your usual Silent Self you will only be thought to be Surly and Stupid

In Extremis you MAY respond with what I choose to call Progressive Truth

AGREE with them and repeat what in their Hearts they  Know is your True Malevalent Self

Look them the eyes and Say

It is because I am a Souless Money Grubbing Automaton,  Clinging to My Guns, Thumping My Bible and have not the Slightest Spec of Decency that

I want Governments to Fall, People to Die in the Streets without Medical Care, The Rain Forests to Wither and Die and Baby Polar Bears and Residents of the West Side of the Cedar River to Drown


And if I had the tiniest morsel of Compassion, Tolerance, and  Empathy that you do

 I would realise that All I Have or Hope to Have is the Result of the Common Effort of Mankind and I have no Personal Right to It.

It should instead be placed in the Benevolent Hands of Our Public Servants whose duty and privlege it is to Guide and Guard us

And that My Fair Share is whatever you decide you want it to be.

 Now I cannot Promise they will be moved to Love and Respect You, but i can Priomise that it will be a Lot of Fun

 So Come Right in the Meeting is about to START

 My Name i s Dan and I Am a TEA PARTY MEMBER


HI DAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


The Topic for Today is

Simon Say Vote NO March 6th



Posted by ky/kentuckydan at 7:54 AM CST
Updated: Tuesday, 21 February 2012 8:16 AM CST
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Sunday, 19 February 2012
You Can't Always Get What You Want

The words of the Song go, "You can't always get what you want, but if you try real hard, you just might find, You can get what you need."

Of course there is a problem sometimes, telling wants from needs.

There are public needs and as citizens it is our responsibility to  satisfy them.

But there seems to be a problem with this.

Each year we send more money than the year before to our Public Servants to acheive this and each year they spend more than we sent them and ask for more.

There does not seem to be an end to this bottomless process.

On March the 6th there will be yet another request to add more and more to what we have so far provided.

Yet another Local Option Sales Tax Extension will be on the ballot.


We are told this is "needed".  If true one might ask why it was so necessary to have the extra expense of a Special Election, instead of placing it on the June Ballot?

That, folks is a symptom of people whose only reaction to public wants is to spend more and more money and then ask for yet more.

Another example is their  insistance that we must under go the astronomical expense of Removable Floodwalls, because we are told that permanent ones would be Ugly.

That friends is not true.  But we are dealing with folks who can only spend money.

No problem is unique and surely other communities have had this same issue.

One which has used some creative thought is Pacucah, Kentucky,

They live on the Ohio river and have a permanent floodwall, but instead of something ugly they have made it an example of Art and Beauty,.

PADUCAH Wall to Wall

Paducah's History on Floodwall Murals
by Dafford Muralists


Their floodwall has historical murals of the community,  They sell Posters, Signed & Numbered Prints, T-shirts and Postcards.

People make a living giving Tours of the Floodwall. It has become a Landmark and Tourist attraction.

But in Cedar Rapids the only answer has been to spend millions of dollars and,  raise our Taxes.

Before we vote to give the City more of our hard earned income,  We need to see that they can spend what we have already given wisely


Eveyone know we "need"  Flood Control but do we really need the millions and millions of extra expense and higher taxation that they want?


Ask yourself that in the same manner that you might in these difficult times looks at your own needs and wants to create a budget for your household

Posted by ky/kentuckydan at 1:25 AM CST
Updated: Sunday, 19 February 2012 1:45 AM CST
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Thursday, 16 February 2012
Turn This Ship Around

I really like this video


Nope I don't Exist to Serve the State either

AND I will also Add, I don't exist to serve the Chamber of Commerce

 Vote NO March 6!

Posted by ky/kentuckydan at 6:01 PM CST
Updated: Thursday, 16 February 2012 6:06 PM CST
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Saturday, 11 February 2012
That Sucking Sound

For Generations

The Public has sent the Government

More Money each Year

Than the Year Before


For Generations

The Government has spent

More Money than We sent them

And Wanted More


Where Does it Stop?


Vote NO March 6


When they talk to You about the Local Option Sales Tax Extension

Ask then why we needed the Extra Expense of a Special Election


Rather than doing it on the June Ballot


Vote NO  March 6




That Sucking Sound You may be hearing is

Your Paycheck going down the Drain at City Hall


Posted by ky/kentuckydan at 10:42 PM CST
Updated: Monday, 13 February 2012 5:08 PM CST
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Thursday, 12 January 2012
Linn County, Iowa 2012 Precincts
Here is a link for all the Precinct Maps going into effect Sunday the 15th, 2012

Precinct Maps

Cedar Rapids Precincts

Cedar Rapids Precincts Effective January 15, 2012
CR02CR10 CR18CR26CR34CR42

Marion Precincts

Marion Precincts Effective January 15, 2012
 MR02 MR06 MR10 MR14
 MR03 MR07

Linn County Precincts

Linn County Precincts Effective January 15, 2012
 Bertram Township
 Fairfax Township
 Hiawatha 04
 Mount Vernon North
Boulder Township
Fayette Township
Jackson Township
Mount Vernon South
 Brown Township
 Franklin Township
 Linn Township
 Otter Creek Township
 Buffalo Township
 Grant Township
 Maine Township
 Putnam Township
 Clinton Township
 Hiawatha 01
 Marion Township
 College Township
 Hiawatha 02
 Monroe Township 01
 Spring Grove Township
 Fairfax City
 Hiawatha 03
 Monroe Township 02
 Washington Township

Other Precinct Maps

And the new Polling Place/ Precinct Finder is up  Here

Posted by ky/kentuckydan at 6:06 PM CST
Updated: Thursday, 12 January 2012 6:59 PM CST
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Thursday, 1 December 2011
I'm afaid I can't do that Dave

 For the first time, that I am aware of, a Computer AI has made an ethical and moral choice
It's a Social Conservative
Feminists are asking why. C’mon. We all know why. Teach your proto-Skynets well, my friends.
I’m going to toss an idea at you and I want you to give it serious thought before passing on it. Plain and simple: Romney/Siri 2012?

Ask the Siri, the new iPhone 4 assistant, where to get an abortion, and, if you happen to be in Washington, D.C., she won’t direct you to the Planned Parenthood on 16th St, NW. Instead, she’ll suggest you pay a visit to the 1st Choice Women’s Health Center, an anti-abortion Crisis Pregnancy Center (CPC) in Landsdowne, Virginia, or Human Life Services, a CPC in York, Pennsylvania.

 Ask Google the same question, and you’ll get ads for no less than 7 metro-area abortion clinics, 2 CPCs and a nationwide abortion referral service.

Ask in New York City, and Siri will tell you “I didn’t find any abortion clinics.”

It’s an experience that’s being replicated by women around the country: despite plentiful online information about actual places to get an abortion, Siri doesn’t seem to provide it. It’s a similar experience for women seeking emergency contraception: in New York City, Siri doesn’t know what Plan B is and, asked for emergency contraception, offers up a Google results page of definitions.



Posted by ky/kentuckydan at 6:14 PM CST
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Friday, 19 August 2011
Congress? We Don't Need No Stinking Congress.

We don't need no stinking badges!

Is a Classic Movie Line


But now we seem to have an Administration that lives by a modification of it


We Don't Need No Stinking Congress.

Recently Congress decided it had no interest in some Legislation called the Dream Act.  The attempt to ride it through was made after the last Election, it got through the House but did not make the 60 Vote bar in the Senate.


The Adminstration decided to implement it by itself.


Obama Administration to Review All Deportation Cases, Apply DREAM Act-Style Criteria

Which is a lot like the Fate of

Cap and Trade

But again a Congressionla rejection was no problem for an Administration that could just tell the EPA to do it anyway.

EPA Cap-and-trade Regulations Would Circumvent Congress


They ran into the same problem when the FCC decided to regulate the Internet.

A Federal Judge inconvieniently ruled that CONGRESS must pass Legislation authorizing a Federal Agency to regulate something,

Not a problem, This Adminstration just told the FCC to do it anyway.


FCC Moves to Regulate Internet--Even Though the Law Calls for Internet to be 'Unfettered by Federal or State Regulation'


Then of course there was Libya.

Wasn't it nice of President Obama to ask the permission of NATO and the UN, but wouldn't it have been nicer if he had bothered to discuss it with Congress?

I mean there are such picky things like the Constitution and the War Powers Act that should be considered.

Or not as is the case with the present Administration.


A Primer on the Libya/War Powers Resolution Compliance Debate

All these things can be clearly understood if we stop and think about the background of the President in office now,

In Dugan Romanos work on Intercultural Relatiohships the claim is made that everyone acts out of their own Cultural Matix.

President Obama's Cultural Matrix as far as Politics is concerned, derives from Cook County.

Some time ago a young man named Barry, a product of an exclusive Prep School in Hawaii, arrived at the People's Republic of Chicago and became

Barrak Husein Obama, the disciple of Bill Ayers and Saul Alynsky.

In that environment the Daley Machine has had full One Party control for generations.

Yes Conservatives and Republicans are Seen and Not---

Well maybe not even seen,  The Machine has been able to pretty much do as it wills,

Thus we have a Presidency that treats the United States like it was Cook County

Government by Executive Order Fiat.

Correct me if I am wrong, but wasn't that one of the origninal complaints against George the Third??

 For suspending our own legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.

Posted by ky/kentuckydan at 5:47 AM CDT
Updated: Friday, 19 August 2011 5:57 AM CDT
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Wednesday, 17 August 2011
To Stimulate or Not to Stimulate

Obama Ag Secretary says rise in food stamps is putting people to work

 Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack told MSNBC’s Morning Joe that the Obama administration has a jobs program already in place — and it’s food stamps. When asked about new numbers that show one in every seven Americans now receiving food stamps from the federal government, Vilsack said that’s good news. Food stamps create jobs, Vilsack insisted, and managed to even come up with a new multiplier effect number:


So here’s the question. If food stamps create jobs, like Vilsack says here, and we’re putting record numbers of Americans on food stamps, then why aren’t we seeing record job creation? If every dollar spent on food stamps creates $1.84 in production, as Vilsack argues, and the number of food stamp recipients keeps rising, then why haven’t the GDP numbers reflected that fabulous growth?

The one little detail left out is the penalty we pay when we take money out of the general economy for a government program.

So for every dollar we spend it creates $1.84 in the economy?

If this were a Fairy Tale, the money would magically appear in the hands of the food stamp recipient.

But it is not a Fairy Tale the money comes from Tax Payers, nor is it Star Trek, Scotty does not beam the money into the hands of them either,

Funds for these programs must grind their way through the Federal Government and that is not without cost..

Take as an example the Cash for Clunkers Program, it gave out $4500 Tax Credits and the  Cost Per Car was $20,000, Round it up for each dollar in Tax Credits the Tax Payers shelled out 4 dollars.

If those same figures hold true for th eFood Stamp Program for each dollar sent out in Food Stamps we paid 4 dollars in over head.

So if that one dollar returned $1.84 in economic activity those same 5 dollars left in the hands of the Tax Payers would have returned  $9.20 in economic activity.  

Now I am not saying we should cut that program I AM saying that for each dollar spent there is a net loss to the economy of (using their figures) $7.36.

That is NOT something to Crow about.

But feeding American who have fallen on hard times is a much better use of Tax Payers money than the Program that was part of the Stimulas Bill that spent 2.6 Million Dollars to teach Chinese Prostitutes how to drink responsibly.

I doubt that stimulated our eonomy.  The only stimulas it could have produced would have been stimulating Chinese Johns,

Or maybe the administrators,  Who knows the Girls might have been grateful and expressed that in a tangible manner?

The picture of Government Agencys as Pimps I find somehow Apt.

They are after all into Tax Payer Bondage,



Posted by ky/kentuckydan at 3:59 AM CDT
Updated: Wednesday, 17 August 2011 4:10 AM CDT
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Tuesday, 16 August 2011
Letter to

 Team 10' project is a campaign to solicit ideas from the public on the Tenth Amendment and how it can be used to restrict Federal regulations.

Here is a proposed letter to Congress,

Read it and if you find yourself in accord send it to your Senators and Representative in the House.

Dear Members of the House and Senate:


We are writing you as activists in the tea party and 912 movements, and as believers in the 10th Amendment to the Constitution, which states:

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

The recent debt ceiling agreement set up an inadequate, centralized system of trying to find $1.5 trillion in savings over the next 10 years by empowering just 12 out of 535 members.


We believe every member of the Congress has an obligation to participate in cutting 3.25% from the budget, which is a little over three cents out of every dollar.


Therefore we ask that in early September, every committee and subcommittee should hold hearings on enforcing the 10th Amendment.


We are convinced that if you will take seriously the complaints from state and local officials about unnecessary red tape, unnecessary federally imposed expenses and federally mandated waste, you will find a lot of the savings you need.


We would also urge you to insist that the “Super Committee” of 12 include a significant amount of 10th Amendment enforcement in its deliberations.


After all, if the federal government did not require so much reporting by businesses, doctors, hospitals and state and local government, billions could be saved in unnecessary compliance costs.


If the federal government allowed businesses, hospitals, doctors and state and local governments to exercise common sense, a lot of federal aid could be eliminated and the money saved.


If you begin the fall session in September with a series of hearings in which the appropriate subcommittees and committees hear from the American people on these topics, you will have a huge menu of savings on your plate by mid October.

Ultimately, our goal is not a less expensive centralized bureaucracy in Washington, but government that is efficient, limited and Constitutional. The best way to do that is to enforce the 10th Amendment and return power to the states respectively, or the people.

Posted by ky/kentuckydan at 1:40 AM CDT
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