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Monday, 17 May 2010
When You Stare Into the Face of the Collective
Nietzsche said "

If you stare into the Abyss long enough the Abyss stares back at you.

To me the Abyss is the Collective Statist Mindset. 

It is not only that the Progressive Left (and others) feel that they have the right to make our decisions for us,

Because they know what is best for those who have a more limited mental capacity than the elite.

But there seems to be an attitude that the Rules do not apply to them, because they know the Truth and their Hearts are Pure.

Jack Murtha was a classic example of both attitudes and no scene could more aptly illustrate this better than this video.

Now you may say, "Dan what else could you expect from the Progressive Left?"

I would agree with you but I think neither of us would expect that same Spirit to be alive and thriving in a State Convention of the Republican Party of Iowa.

But that is exactly what happened in the 2008 RPI State Convention.

I was THERE.  I SAW it. I HEARD it.

I ask you who are reading this to NOT take MY word for this.

Whether you believe the tale I am about to unfold or not,

I URGE you, if you were not there to search out someone who WAS,

Someone in whom you have confidence and ask them to relay to you in their own words what they witnessed.

As for me this is what I saw and heard.

There was some displeasure about the delegates to the National

Convention and it was evident an attempt would be made to change the make up of the delegation,

David Chung appeared before the Convention and explained to the Delegates the appropriate Parliamentary Method by which this could be done. 

This process had no sooner started than a frantic motion was made to bring it to a halt.

Now at this point I must stipulate one thing,

Reasonable people could in truth have heard the Yeahs and Nahs differently.
The Yeahs for the most part came from the portion of the floor directly in front of the Chair,

The Nahs came from both of the wings

But there CANNOT be any difference of opinion as to the Chairs responce to Calls for Division,

That under Roberts Rules of Order does NOT have to be recognized by the Chair, can NOT be debated and MUST be acted upon.

That is to say a Count MUST be tallied.

Which the Chair DID NOT DO.

Calls for Division were IGNORED.

Not because they were not heard,

They came from all over the Floor and they came from people who held microphones and thus were on the loud speakers,

Now folks THAT is the way someone like Jack Murtha used to Chair, NOT what I expect to see happen in a  Convention of OUR PARTY.

At the time I swore I would do my best to see that this type of shameful behavior was not repeated during the Next State Convetion,'

I was distracted over the time until just recently because the same group that took control over the last State Convetion a few months later took control over my County Central Committee

And proceeded to operate under the same form of Violation of Rules in our State, County Constitutions ByLaws and Rules of Procedure.

So I spent the last year posting records of exactly which portions of the above were being broken,

I have been accused for my actions of being DIVISIVE.

If insisting that Constituions, ByLaws and Rules of Procedure are to be FOLLOWED and ENFORCED is Divisive


I was recently called to task by our National Committeeman and the President of the Iowa Christian Alliaince, for my activities

Had this been done in a private communication, I could not ethically use it.

But it was done in a public forum, my Facebook Wall before and audience of some 1040 Facebook friends from all over the world.

I come from a kind of folk, who when called out RESPOND.

Here is our Exchange

Steve SchefflerDaniel W Kauffman Jr: My my you spend wasted time name calling and causing division in the party. If you and others who apparently spent one iota of your time working for good candidates as you do this off the wall junk--you would be awarded volunteer of the year. By the way did you see where the FEC said there was NO basis whatsoever to the accusations of people who were spreading malicious lies against ICA? So the lies about people going to jail sinks with all those lies being spread. You and others once again struck out because it is obvious to any intelligent person, you can't win the argument based on concrete facts and truth

Daniel W Kauffman Jr
I can win some arguments on facts I will present them in an upcoming article and the data will be what I myself witnessed not exactly violations of the Law or financial misconduct but flagrant violation of the Rules of procedure of the Republican Party of Iowa, during last years State Convention, which I intend to oppose a repetition of. I have had... See More some part in cleaning up some misconduct here in Linn county by placing it in the bright light of public attention, I plan to do the same thing for State Level misconduct, not Lies but ACTIONS taken in front of the entire State Convention last year that some of the new delegates might not be aware of . I accept that you prefer silence but Fiat justitia ruat caelum
3 hours ago
Daniel W Kauffman Jr
PS my major objections have nothing to do with the FEC investigation, but will be based on concrete facts and truth.
The gentleman's comment on the FEC  case refers to a few news articles I posted in passing a while back here is a link to the basic story.
From the

FEC again denies complaint against Hurd

Some items have no merit, some are out of FEC's jurisdiction.

I am not going to comment one way or the other on that matter,

My main points of contention with the gentleman are his organizations part in the events of the last State Convention and his work towards some form of Purity Tests by the Party Leadership

From the Iowa Independent


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.

There is a basic difference between my outlook and that of Jack Murtha, the Chair at the Last State Convention and Mr Scheffler.

I may disagree with your choices I may attempt to persuade you that you are mistaken, but I will NOT take it upon myself to make those choices FOR you, because I think I know better than you.

 There is only ONE Litmus Test I uphold, the Will of the Voters as expressed in their Primary.

That for me is IT.

I do NOT accept the concept that the Party Leadership gets to make those decisions FOR us.

In my opinion the Party Leadership should be stricly neutral during the Primary and Partisan during the General Election,

They shoud be our Trusted Servants, they should NOT Govern us.

 I urge you to consider these matters, in particular the events of the Last State Convention,

 Then relay your OWN position whether it be in agreement or opposition to me to other Republcans, those who will be attending this coming State Convtion,


Forward this to the new State Committee Members and ask THEM what THEIR positions are and what THEY intend to do to ensure our Rules of Order are followed in the Future

Here are links to them.


State Central Committee

NamePosition Email Phone
Matt StrawnChairman Email
Jim KurtenbachCo-Chairman Email
Kim LehmanNational Committeewoman Email515-202-2517
Steve SchefflerNational Committeeman Email
Jeremiah JohnsonFirst District Email
John OrtegaFirst District Email
Chelle AdkinsFirst District Email
David ChungSecond District Email
Emily LofgrenSecond District Email
Trudy CavinessSecond District Email
Gopal KrishnaThird District Email
David FischerThird District Email
Wes EnosThird District Email
A.J. SpikerFourth District Email
Drew IversFourth District  Email
Bill SchickelFourth District  Email
Tim MoranFifth District Email
Craig WilliamsFifth District Email
Monte ShawFifth District - Secretary Email 

Posted by ky/kentuckydan at 8:05 AM CDT
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Thursday, 29 April 2010
The Next Generation Will Vote Republican

You can forget about The Health Care Take Over

You can forget about  Cap and Trade, about Illegal Aliens and Voter Fraud

While these are Vital and Important Issues, there ARE some things which are


McDonald's 'Happy Meals' with toys banned
A county supervisor in California wants to ban Happy Meal toys and other similar treats that are given away with children's fast food meals.

This same county in Silcon Valley issued a law in 2008 that required chain restaurants to include a calorie count on their menus, which was later adopted by the state of California. And trends that start in California often spread to the rest of the nation.

Ken Yeager, the Santa Clara County Supervisor, is presenting a law at Tuesday's county board meeting to ban toys given away with unhealthy food. He believes the toys are used to encourage children to eat fatty, sugary, high-calorie meals that can lead to childhood obesity.

Yes when you start attacking Happy Meals and Ronald McDonald

You are going TOO FAR!!!!

And here I thought the Progressives were after the Young Vote.


Posted by ky/kentuckydan at 2:59 AM CDT
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Updated: Thursday, 29 April 2010 3:42 AM CDT
Friday, 19 March 2010
Kill the Bill
Topic: Out of Flyover Land

This just in:


If you are concerned about the direction of the health care bill, please come and show your support!!!




Sent: Thursday, March 18, 2010 9:29 PM
Subject: impromptu Saturday health care protest in front of U.S. Representative David Loebsack's office

this may be a bit short notice, but i just got word that there is going to be a protest in front of Loebsack's Cedar rapids office at 11am Saturday.

office is at 150 1st Ave NE Ste 375. Could you bring a bullhorn or a sign or a bunch of friends !

you could also call his office number (202) 225-6576 and let him know how you feel.
Washington, D.C. office of U.S. Representative David Loebsack 
(please call between 9am & 5pm)

as always, spelling and grammar mistakes are mine !




Posted by ky/kentuckydan at 4:59 PM CDT
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Wednesday, 17 March 2010
Slaughtering the Constitution
It would appear that the House is really uneasy about actually voting on Obamacare again so they are just going to PRETEND that they voted to pass a bill.

This tactic is called the Slaughter Rule and I think that is what it does to the Constituion.

Nancy Pelosi explains to the American Public why it is so important to do this.

from the Washington Post
House may try to pass Senate health-care bill without voting on it

After laying the groundwork for a decisive vote this week on the Senate's health-care bill, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi suggested Monday that she might attempt to pass the measure without having members vote on it.

Instead, Pelosi (D-Calif.) would rely on a procedural sleight of hand: The House would vote on a more popular package of fixes to the Senate bill; under the House rule for that vote, passage would signify that lawmakers "deem" the health-care bill to be passed.

PJTV has a dynamic discussion on this issue with which I am in total accord

BREAKING THE LAW: Congressional Cowards Bet The House And The Senate On Obamacare


Posted by ky/kentuckydan at 7:47 AM CDT
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Friday, 5 March 2010
I Only Have Four Tickets

Sorry for the short
notice, but I have four extra tickets for the Robbie Knievel (son of Evil
Knievel) Event at the  County Fair  ....if anybody wants them.

is going to try to jump over 1,000 Obamacare supporters with a Caterpillar D-9




Posted by ky/kentuckydan at 9:45 PM CST
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Updated: Friday, 5 March 2010 9:56 PM CST
Thursday, 18 February 2010
First We Must Get Their Attention
Topic: Out of Flyover Land
There is an old tale about a farmer who bought a new plow mule and was informed by it's former owner that, "He will do everything you want from a plow mule, just ask him nicely."  
Much to the chagrin of the new owner, the mule laid his ears back, dug his hooves in the dirt and didn't budge.

So he called the former owner who came over looked at the mule, picked up a 2 X 4 leaning up against the barn and WHACK laid the mule out.

"I thought you said all I needed to do was ask nicely", the new owner said.

"Well" the former owner replied, "FIRST you gotta get his attention."

I would say events around the country, Tea Party Rallies, Town Hall Meetings and most recently the  Election in Massachusetts,  MAY indicate that the American Public is giving up on,  "Asking Nicely"

The question is, whether anyone is paying attention.

Now it is quite true that the Election of Senator Brown WAS about the Proposed Health Care Plan.

That, however is not the entire picture.

Let's be honest, the public does think Health Care is important.

The American Public does want some changes and improvement.

The American Public also wants something done about dependence on Foreign Energy supplies.

What it doesn't want is the Progressive Plan on Health Care with an accompanying take over by the Federal Government of 1/6th of the US Economy.

NOR does it like the Raping of the US Economy that is a called Cap and Trade with the attending Redistribution of Wealth around the World which is in my opinion the real goal of the Global Warming Agenda.


The American Public is LIVID at the Progressive's Obsession with the above to the Exclusion of attention on what it feels are the MOST Important Issues of Today.

Those being, the Economy, Jobs and National Security in the Face of International Islamic Jihad,

And while they were voting on Health Care, Cap and Trade they were also saying


We want you to start focusing on what WE think is important
PAY ATTENTION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Which means to me that anyone who campaigns on other issues to the exclusion of the Core Values that the Public desires?

Is in for  a BIG surprise.

As Republicans and Conservatives we stand att the cusp of a Generational Opportunity, possibly surpassing the one we found in 1994.

Should we let this slip through our fingers it may be more than one generation before we have another one and if we fail generations of Progressive Politicians will be indebted to us.

Our Tent has many rooms, Social Conservatives, Fiscal Conservatives, Constitutional Conservatives etc.

All of our Core Values have importance and if fact, we do well with the General Population.

Right to Life values are increasing among the public, Defense of Marriage Values are as well, 30 some States have taken stands on the latter and there has been a shift in the attitude of the Public on the topic of Abortion in our Favor.

In the last Generation, more and more States have affirmed support of the 2cnd Amendment with Shall Carry Legislation.

So many of our Core Values ARE held by most of the General Public,

BUT if we do not come to the Electorate on the Issues that they deem to be most important NOW?

We may be picking ourselves up off the plow field along with the Progressives.

What the Tea Party espouses ARE Conservative Core Values,

We need not do anything but be true to our Basic Principles and Campaign on them.

Posted by ky/kentuckydan at 3:39 AM CST
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Wednesday, 20 January 2010
Who Wants A Good Loser
Who wants a good loser?

  I mean the type who yawns and assumes the attitude of "It doesn't matter, I could have won if I wanted to but it was not worth the trouble"

I prefer the ones who rend their hair and clothes beat upon their chests
and wail how unfair the universe is.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010 we saw History in the Making

There was the Fall of the Bastille on the 14th July 1789

The Storming of the Winter Palace on the 25th October 1917



We had the Collapse of the heretofore considered impregnable Fortress of the Democratic Party, in Massachusetts.

In Honor of which I did something I have never done until tonight.

I watched MSNBC

Conan the Barbarian answered the question, "What is Best in Life" with

To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of the women!


But today I think it is:

 To see the Kennedy Machine Crushed to See them Driven before Republicans, to hear the lamentations of Olberman, Matthews and Maddow.

Yes THAT is what is BEST in Life!

Posted by ky/kentuckydan at 4:03 AM CST
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Saturday, 9 January 2010
Just Make It Cost More
Topic: Out of Flyover Land

I just ran into one of the most Byzantine, Convoluted and Backwards ways of lowering costs on something that I have ever encountered.

Cross Posted at Hot Issues from Linn County Iowa

Obama to Meet Union Leaders Over Their Opposition to Cadillac Tax


Union officials told The Associated Press that they view the meeting Monday as a chance to forcefully make their case that the tax is bad policy and bad politics. Unions contend that the tax would be passed along to workers.


House Democrats prefer to raise income taxes on individuals making more than $500,000 and couples over $1 million and are reluctant to abandon that approach, saying the insurance tax would violate the president's campaign pledge not to tax the middle class. But they realize they likely will have to bend on that and other issues so that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., can maintain his fragile 60-vote majority support for the bill.

The Senate wants to tax insurance companies on plans valued at over $8,500 for individuals and $23,000 for couples. Most analysts say the insurance tax would be passed on to consumers.

But Obama has defended the tax as a way to drive down health costs.

 "I'm on record as saying that taxing Cadillac plans that don't make people healthier but just take more money out of their pockets because they're paying more for insurance than they need to, that's actually a good idea, and that helps bend the cost curve,"

Obama said in an interview with National Public Radio just before Christmas. "That helps to reduce the cost of health care over the long term. I think that's a smart thing to do."

Fox News' Major Garrett contributed to this report.

Let me see if I have this correctly.  Obama thinks we spend more than we need to on insurance via our employee based Health Care Plans

SO His Solution is to TAX them make them cost MORE so we will not be able to afford what we have and will therefore settle for a cheaper Health Care Plan?

And THAT is his idea of LOWERING Costs???

Posted by ky/kentuckydan at 5:38 PM CST
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Updated: Saturday, 9 January 2010 6:00 PM CST
Friday, 27 November 2009
A Sisterhood of Mommy Patriots
I recall the night before the First Gulf War, when we saw on TV, Saddam Hussein being broadcast with a small American boy.

As he placed his hand on the child's sholder, you could see the boy shivering in terror.

I looked over at my mother and my aunts who were there that night and their faces were like images carved out of stone.

And I knew that this Nation was going to War.

When, after the attack on Pearl Harbor Isoroku Yamamoto said, ""I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve"

He was speaking of a pygmy compared to the righteous rage that you waken when you convince the mothers and grandmothers of this country that you threaten their children.

Folks recent events and Politics as Usual have wakened that rage.

And this Nation is going to War.

I present to you a website that I do not qualify to join, but I reccomend.

A Network of principled mothers, grandmothers, daughters, & guardians of our nation's children dedicated to the 9 Principles & 12 Values

9 12 Project

The Nine Principles

1. America is good.

2. I believe in God and He is the Center of my Life.
3. I must always try to be a more honest person than I was yesterday.

4. The family is sacred. My spouse and I are the ultimate authority, not the government.

5. If you break the law you pay the penalty. Justice is blind and no one is above it.

6. I have a right to life, liberty and pursuit of happiness, but there is no guarantee of equal results.

7. I work hard for what I have and I will share it with who I want to. Government cannot force me to be charitable.

8. It is not un-American for me to disagree with authority or to share my personal opinion.

9. The government works for me. I do not answer to them, they answer to me.

To these we add this one:

Children are a gift from God and a sacred responsibility

For more information see ”The 9.12 Project” ( Copyright © 2009 Mercury Radio Arts, Inc.

As A Mom... - A Sisterhood of Mommy Patriots


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Updated: Friday, 27 November 2009 2:24 AM CST
Friday, 20 November 2009
Politics As Usual
Topic: Out of Flyover Land

If that had been a Republican, every media outlet would have been screaming Fascism, But I bet you never saw this when it happened.

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