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Friday, 14 August 2015
And The Band Played on

They say the Night the Titanic sank there being only room in the Life Boats for Women and Children
The men gathered in the Ballroom for Cigars and Brandy
And the Band Played On.
From what we can see on the Iowa Live Website 


The USS LCRCC is going down by the bow
And the Band Plays On




Greetings, Republican Party of Iowa (RPI) Officials, and all—

Website presents a running account of the Linn County Republican Central Committee’s (LCRCC) chaos and continued threat to the Iowa caucus.   The  committee is no closer to selecting suitable caucus sites than it was last month.  And there are no chaos or threat reduction plans in place or in mind. 

The Caucus TEAM is a farce!

The LCRCC Audit Committee SHOULD release its findings at the August meeting!

Website , posted on 5-15-15, alerted you to Linn County Republican Central Committee’s (LCRCC) fatal threat to Iowa’s first in the nation caucus.   Three months have passed and the threat continues, on your watch.  Your dithering is not working. The following tables show why.  The LCRCC will be a national embarrassment to itself and to Iowa.  Is this what you want?






Executive Committee Revenue Expected to Increase $9,000 (300%) in 2016, without plans to achieve it. 








Anyone claiming to have better numbers than those herein is asked to provide them!

4 PEOPLE CONTRIBUTE 88% OF LCRCC DYSFUNCTION .  Source:  Iowalive  8-13-15

DESCRIPTION--Executives in Yellow



Cindi Golding



Brett Mason



James Knox 



Gary Ellis



All Other Contributors







Iowalive   A growing network of volunteer citizens and professionals for improving Iowa 

Posted by ky/kentuckydan at 9:08 AM CDT
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Updated: Friday, 14 August 2015 9:10 AM CDT
Sunday, 15 February 2015
Don't Make Me Hurt You

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I received the following email recently.  It concerns events I have posted in--


 If It's Not Written Down


In Their Own Words

 Opposing Views




Show Us The Proof 



Keith would not mind if you do what you do with this.


---------- Forwarded message ----------



Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2015 18:11:59 -0500

I responded to your email and letter with an acceptance of your offer to meet with you and your attorney to discuss this issue. My letter was sent January 23 and I have not heard back from you.  The problem is not going away, as Mr. Conklin, Mr. Kauffman and others have repeated your claims, printed the letter with your signature and posted on the web.
Your letter is libelous and we are treating it seriously.  For that reason, I eagerly accept a meeting with your attorney, and, if necessary, with Godfather’s corporate attorney. The whole matter seems to be directly related to the misrepresentation by others.  I have phone records, meeting minutes and other sources that refute the story. 
For your information, the $200 for your advertising was paid by others.  The issue of your libelous comments remains.  
This needs to be addressed, and I would prefer that we meet in person to "clear the air'"- with our attorneys present.  
Please let me hear from you by Feb 17.  

Cindy Golding


Just my opinion but the above does not sound like what the way a Party Official should be treating a formerly, but probably no longer generous donor to the Linn County Republican Party.

Not a Good Way IMO to Help Republicans Get Elected.

But a VERY Good Reason to



Posted by ky/kentuckydan at 2:15 AM CST
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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 3:04 PM CDT
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Updated: Sunday, 28 October 2012 3:08 PM CDT
Thursday, 1 December 2011
I'm afraid 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 5:36 PM CST
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Updated: Thursday, 1 December 2011 6:18 PM CST
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,



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Tuesday, 16 August 2011
Letter to Congress from Project 10

 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.

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Thursday, 2 June 2011
Stuck In the Gears of the Government

These days, every time you turn on the TV, or listen to the radio while driving, or open a newspaper, someone is talking about the Deficit.

One thing everyone agrees on, is that it is NOT a Good Thing,

What they don't agree on, is what to do about it.

Some say we need to Raise Taxes so the Government wil have more Revenue

Others say, No if we Raise Taxes the Economy will slow down even more than it has, that to increase Revenue we need to Lower Taxes and grow the Economy,

Now they BOTH can't be Right, but they BOTH are


If increasing Tax Revenue would fix this problem there would be NO Problem

For generations the American People with very few exceptions have been sending more money each year to Washington than the year before

And for generations with very few exceptions Washington has spent more money than we sent them

So sending Washington more Money is


There is only one solution,

Washington must STOP spending more money than we send them

But they find that distasteful

So here we are STUCK

In the Gears of the Government.

Just like Charlie of the MTA

The Man Who Never Returned

Yes on the Natiional Level

On the State Level

On the Local Level

The Same Song can be sung.

To Paraphrase

Citizens of Linn County

Don't You Think It's A Scandal

That the People Have to 

Pay and Pay

If we Pass the LOST Extention

Will Our Money  Be Returned

Or Will It's Fate Always Be Unlearned

No It May Never Return 

It Will Never Return

And It's Fate Will Be Unlearned

It Will Set Forever 

In The Hands of the City

And Our Money Will Never Return


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Friday, 20 May 2011
The New Sudetanland

 At 1:30am on 30 September 1938 Europe sold out Czechoslovakia  to Adolph Hitler

 Munich Agreement


A deal was reached on 29 September, and at about 1:30am on 30 September 1938,[1] Adolf Hitler, Neville Chamberlain, Benito Mussolini and Édouard Daladier signed the Munich Agreement. The agreement was officially introduced by Mussolini although in fact the so-called Italian plan had been prepared in the German Foreign Office. It was nearly identical to the Godesberg proposal: the German army was to complete the occupation of the Sudetenland by 10 October, and an international commission would decide the future of other disputed areas.

Czechoslovakia was informed by Britain and France that it could either resist Nazi Germany alone or submit to the prescribed annexations. The Czechoslovak government, realizing the hopelessness of fighting the Nazis alone, reluctantly capitulated (30 September) and agreed to abide by the agreement. The settlement gave Germany the Sudetenland starting 10 October, and de facto control over the rest of Czechoslovakia as long as Hitler promised to go no further. On September 30 after some rest, Chamberlain went to Hitler and asked him to sign a peace treaty between the United Kingdom and Germany. After Hitler's interpreter translated it for him, he happily agreed.

The Führerbau, in which the Agreement was signed, is today a school, the Hochschule für Musik und Theater München

On 30 September, upon his return to Britain, Chamberlain delivered his famous "peace for our time" speech to delighted crowds in London.

In 1937, the Wehrmacht had formulated a plan called Operation Green (Fall Grün) for the invasion of Czechoslovakia[16] which was implemented as Operation Southeast on 15 March 1939.

On 14 March Slovakia seceded from Czechoslovakia and became a separate pro-Nazi state. On the following day, Carpathian Ruthenia proclaimed independence as well, but after three days was completely occupied by Hungary. Czechoslovak president Emil Hácha traveled to Berlin and was forced to sign his acceptance of German occupation of the remainder of Bohemia and Moravia. Churchill's prediction was fulfilled as German armies entered Prague and proceeded to occupy the rest of the country, which was transformed into a protectorate of the Reich.

Those who have studied history are doomed to watch those who have not repeat it.

 On March 2, 2007 in Chicago, Illinois.  President Barack Obama gave a speech which in effect places Israel in far more vulnerable state than the deeding of the Sudetenland to the Nazis did Czechoslovakia if it is implemented.

Congressman Ted Deutch analyzes President Barack Obama's speech on Israel

"Yesterday, the President also spoke of the 1967 lines and land swaps. Should Israel find a partner for peace who is willing to join Prime Minister Netanyahu at the negotiating table, Israel cannot be expected to make any territorial concessions that do not acknowledge the reality on the ground. The 1967 borders are indefensible. References to 'land swaps' must mean that major Israeli population areas in the post-Six Day War territory, including the Jewish suburbs of Jerusalem, will forever continue to be a part of the Jewish state of Israel.

 At the end of World War Two the civilized world vowed


Today that vow has morphed into


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Tuesday, 29 June 2010

This just in from the Quad City Tea Party- Spread the Word

Good morning All,
Please send this CALL TO REGISTER FOR CONSTITUTIONAL TRAINING out to your list(s), if you feel so inclined.

Michael Badnarik -- former Libertarian Presidential Candidate, author, and President of the Continental Congress 2009 will be in Iowa for nearly a week at the end of June... He's doing his famous Constitution class (8 hours of entertaining & riveting training on the Constitution, $100, includes autographed book by Michael, "Good to Be King", with a Forward by Congressman Ron Paul) in Des Moines on June 26th, in Fairfield, IA on June 27th and in Davenport over two evenings Wed June 30th and Thur July 1st.

Details and links to register are below.

We have a phenomenal opportunity to really educate ourselves, family and friends.
We have less than 10 signed up now. We really need to get 20 plus to make this work.
If you are committed enough to the cause of Liberty and want to attend but cannot afford the $100 at this time, please contact to receive a $50 discount (thanks to a generous donor) for up to 10 more students.

Here's a taste of what Michael Badnarik will be bringing to Davenport this Wed and Thurs:

5 Min Video:
60 Min Video:

Spread the word!

WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY June 30th, and July 1st 2010 - DAVENPORT, IOWA

SPECIAL class - four hours on two nights

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Wednesday, 23 June 2010
Will The Real Base Please Stand Up
 Cross Posted at Hot Issues from Linn County Iowa
It is Human Nature to perceive the Universe as revolving around a central point, ourselves.

I am determined

You are stubborn.

They are obstinate.

This issue comes to the front quite often in politics.

An attempt to define political purity oft assumes our own perceptions are the the touchstone with which all others are weighed.

Sometime ago I realized that a Political Party composed of Me, My Shadow and My Reflection in a Mirror would not lead to many victorious elections.

I was forced since so many of you seem to be determined to want to think for yourselves to find what common ground I might have with others.

There are some who seem to have a difficulty with this mode of thought.

They continuously focus on differences rather than similarities.

Thus we are often lectured on exactly what, is and what is not, True Conservatism or  Real Republicans.

Not that long ago that was illustrated in a comment on this website.
Comment:A brief review of past and present Iowa GOP and National Platforms would show that Iowa Republicans and the Party as a whole are solid supporters of LIFE and MARRIAGE.  Why should we support those who differ from this position simply because they want to wear a "Republican" label?  They are not in the "mainstream" of the party and if they were truly honest, might find themselves "happier" with those folks on the other side of the aisle.

On the surface that would appear to be true, leaving out the term "whole".

We also have Conservatives who are solid supporters of Fiscal Responsibility, the Constitution, Free Trade and are dead set against Socialism.

They may or may not agree on the issues of Life and Marriage to the extent this gentleman may require.

I also recall at the last County Convention an individual who was as vehement as the gentleman above on the subjects of Life and Marriage,

BUT he seemed to think that BIG GOVERNMENT was the solution to all our problems even to the extent of allowing the State to determine a Fair and Equitable distribution of Air Time on Issues.

So the question is which one is a REAL Republican?

Either?  Neither?

Does one have to stand firm on EVERY issue?

Because if we are going to Cherry Pick out of our common ideologies it is obvious that either of the two could find grounds to exclude the other.

Which brings us to the subject of excluding others.

Iowa’s Scheffler supports GOP ‘purity test’

Iowa Christian Alliance President and Republican National Committee member Steve Scheffler is among 10 co-sponsors of a resolution being circulated that aims to impose a conservative litmus test on potential GOP candidates.

The resolution, dubbed a “purity test” by the media, became public Monday. It lists 10 positions Republican candidates should support to demonstrate that they “espouse conservative principles and public policies” that are in opposition to “Obama’s socialist agenda.”

Any Republican candidate who breaks with the guidelines of the resolution on three or more of these issues would be penalized by being denied party funds or the party endorsement.

 See, that is where I diverge from Mr Scheffler.  I may not agree with the results of an election, but I will fully support the right of voters to choose those who represent them.

NO Party official should have the right to withhold Party Funds from the winner of a Primary.  The Voters determine who their nominee should be.

Recently the same dubious "Not A Real Republican" charge was levied against Halley Barbor of Mississippi.  A man respected by many who obviously are also not considered REAL Republicans,

The Results?

In Des Moines County a motion to ask for his resignation.  If failed with only two votes in favor.

But in Linn County, the motion passed

 Be it resolved that for his intimidation of Republicans considering and/or seeking political office, we call on Iowa's Republican National Committeeman, Steve Sheffler, to resign his position. 

passed at the Linn County Republican Central Committee by a vote of 20 to 11.

Resolution introduced by William Dahlsten, Pct. 41

For some reason when I  insist that no one has the right to decide if another is a REAL Republican there as some who take affront, as if I were declaring that THEY are not REAL Republicans

They are not listening.

I don't think they have that right, I don't claim that right for myself and I reject the right of anyone else to make that decision for either of us.

I don't dispute the validity of Mr Schefflers ideals, I agree with most of them.

What I dispute is whether it is right and fitting for him to impose those on others and use his office in the RPI to punish those who do not agree with him

And it would appear by a ration of about 2:1 those who attended the Linn County Central Committee last night agree with me.

I myself did not vote.

I am an Associate Committee person, according to our By-Laws I may be heard from the floor and that I was, I did speak in favor of the motion.

But I have no vote, except in the absence of one of the two elected Committee Persons.

While one from my Precinct was absent there was another Associate Committee Person who has been attending Meetings far longer than I.

I looked them up and informed them that they should be voting.

They voted against the motion,

One gentleman who spoke against the Motion mentioned the dangers of a House divided,

That is so true, and we cannot afford to drive out of our Party Good Conservatives who do not agree with us on EVERY issue.

That is not my desire,  I do not wish to drive anyone out, nor do I wish to stand by silent, while others do.


 UPDATE: Audio File of the Debate and Voting

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