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  1. LVS

    LVS Reply Report comment

    June 26, 2017 at 6:08 am

    Copy cat TROLL is so ashamed of his own name he has to use mine to make his childish comments.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      June 26, 2017 at 1:29 pm

      LVS-You should let it go and move on. When you make a big stink about it then you are just encouraging it to continue. IMO

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        June 26, 2017 at 7:29 pm

        He can’t let it go. Pissing away his day here is all he has to do. Sad.

  2. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    June 23, 2017 at 5:15 am

    Does anybody know what the man’s name is who got beaten in Manly the other night?

  3. Donald T. Rump Reply Report comment

    June 20, 2017 at 2:12 pm

    Ford will shift production of the Focus compact car from the United States to China over the next several years. And in a first for the automaker, it will ship many of these cars back to the U.S. to sell.

  4. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    June 19, 2017 at 11:48 pm

    See Joe Upshaw stole Harley from garage in Thorton,same loser that stole my snowmobile from my property 28 years ago.Also in trouble many times since then.Time to grow up,but who would hire you.Neck tats what a punk,also thinks he is tough guy.Hope they find you a crowbar room for a while.What a empty head.Look this is what meth makes you look like at 35yrs holy shit do you have a mirror.God I hope you don’t have any off spring if you do God help us.

  5. William Martinson

    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    June 18, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    Went 2 the fireworks place on 19th st. Wow, the selection was really small and the prices were really high.

    • coony Reply Report comment

      June 20, 2017 at 7:39 pm

      i bought mine in wisconsin, buy one get one for 99 cents.

      • William Martinson

        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        June 22, 2017 at 8:45 pm

        And then 2 top it off 3 were duds and I haven’t tried the other 3, there was like wax or something on the fuses

  6. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    June 15, 2017 at 1:43 pm

    IDN is a sleaper stock Charleton crisis ! NO doubt it was their technology that pin pointed this bomb or substance – look it up it’s only about 4 bucks a share an no one else has it. $$$$$$$$

  7. batman and robin Reply Report comment

    June 15, 2017 at 12:20 pm

    Who ever wrote about the drunk might as well get over it as I saw this dude yesterday drinking beer and bragging how he got out of 2 years probation, I looked him up and he is correct iolated his probation 4 times but each time he posted 2000k bond and drunk the day he got out. This guy will die of a shitty liver and will blame it on every one else. What a f**Ked up life you have shimmy Jimmy!!!

  8. poopy patrol Reply Report comment

    June 14, 2017 at 4:05 pm

    After about 20 plus arrests for being drunk and causing trouble I hear that the Mr. Stricker is out on the loose again. Watch out so you dont run this drunk over!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. Matt G Reply Report comment

    June 14, 2017 at 9:11 am

    FIREWORKS BAN IN CERRO GORDO RURAL: This is stupid and an a bad decision by our county board. Your banning these items on the ‘possibility’ that they might cause injury or fire? What is next, banning driving a car? Again why do they think they have the right to infringe on our personal property rights? As long as the fireworks stay on your own property, nobody should have they right to say during restricted times that fireworks can’t be discharged. GEERS TO THE COUTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS, WE VOTED YOU IN, WE CAN VOTE YOU OUT.

    • anonymous too Reply Report comment

      June 14, 2017 at 9:20 am

      Obviously you don’t have pets. The fireworks scare dogs. I’ve been dealing with fireworks for years in my neighborhood. I don’t care if people enjoy the fireworks. But let’s put a time that they can’t blow them off. It should be like any other noise orridance. Not after 10 pm.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        June 14, 2017 at 9:34 pm

        Gee, wanna little cheese with your whine???

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        June 15, 2017 at 6:18 am

        My dog goes bonkers when bikers go blasting down the street day and night. How about a little common sense, courtesy and personal responsibility in all matters of interaction with others.

        • Anonymous Reply Report comment

          June 15, 2017 at 11:46 am

          Sounds like your dog has a problem because you lacked training it properly. So you think your lack of responsibility to train your dog should condemn others fun?

          • LVS 2

            June 15, 2017 at 12:32 pm

            My take of the 6:18 post was a pitch for tolerance.

    • John Reply Report comment

      June 14, 2017 at 8:57 pm

      It doesn’t matter that Clear Lake, Mason City and the county is going against state law with these ordinances. I don’t usually say things like this but the fact is, if it is legal to buy them, people are going to use them, plain and simple. I hope a lot of us use them this 4th of July, it is one of the foundations of our country. The police and Sheriff departments are not going to be able to respond to calls and they won’t, plain and simple, they have other things they have to focus on.

      • bodacious Reply Report comment

        June 14, 2017 at 10:50 pm

        i believe the state law says it is legal to possess fireworks and they can be sold if a license is obtained. As for the locals, they have to abide by the laws or the city/county where they live. In other words, it is local control. That is something Republicans have been using as a battle cry for years. Now, when it goes against something they want, they cry foul. You can’t have it both ways guys. Either we have local control or we don’t. You don’t like it? Vote those Republicans out of Iowa’s government.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        June 15, 2017 at 8:16 pm

        The use of fireworks is not one of the foundations of our country. I read through the Constitution and the word “fireworks” doesn’t appear; not even the 2nd amendment covers it.

  10. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    June 14, 2017 at 8:53 am

    Anybody know if they’ve started building on the hog plant at eagle grove.

    • Matt Marquardt

      Matt Marquardt Reply Report comment

      June 14, 2017 at 11:41 am

      Yes ground was broken recently… a few weeks ago.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        June 14, 2017 at 9:32 pm

        Great, reports from the area say that businesses are booming with activity and prosperity. Too bad for the narrow-minded, fear mongering racists in Mason that turned this away

        • swamp thing Reply Report comment

          June 15, 2017 at 12:44 pm

          You must not know how this works huh? Business is booming, and the plant isnt even built yet? Hmmm…… i shouldnt have to tell you this, but the impact wont be seen until after the plant is up and running….

          • Anonymous

            June 15, 2017 at 6:20 pm

            swamp thing, go crawl under that rock you live at. Construction crews spend money and create economic growth. You must be a negative and narrow minded person.

        • Anonymous Reply Report comment

          June 19, 2017 at 9:49 pm

          Fear mongering racist; yet your ok with a minority working in a disgusting plant. Let’s see you quit you job and go work there, of course we all know you won’t!

  11. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    June 10, 2017 at 11:38 am

    Aunt Bea – are those 40 cats still peeing on your couch ?

  12. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    June 10, 2017 at 9:44 am

    Yes you guys have a lot to say to the date that we are going out of our store to be sure you can do that for sure and we will have a lot more.

  13. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    June 10, 2017 at 8:37 am

    Has anyone seen the suspension from my car along 19th street it exited my vehicle after rough turbulence, due to inept road repair. Tar and a gravel sprinkle doesn’t work.

  14. LVS

    LVS Reply Report comment

    June 9, 2017 at 7:57 am

    Bull Shit! It wasn’t Trump, it was Clinton.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      June 15, 2017 at 6:08 pm

      Follow the money. It was Russia.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        June 16, 2017 at 4:46 am

        Follow the whores……….. it was Trump. Big ego, small hands and a taste for kink.

  15. Aunt Bea Reply Report comment

    June 7, 2017 at 7:29 pm

    All of this because Trump could not resist Sodomizing Russian teenage girls on a business trip. And the dumb ass got caught on tape. Castration NOT impeachment.

    • Bernie S. Reply Report comment

      June 10, 2017 at 1:07 pm

      Ant Beaver, do you have proof or a copy of the tape you mention? Or is this more sour grapes from the liberal whine jug?

      • Aunt Bea Reply Report comment

        June 10, 2017 at 2:43 pm

        I suggest that you Google Trump Dossier. In .50 seconds it will reference 24 million plus sources that discuss the salacious accusations of a Trump business trip. The authenticity of the 35 page document is questioned by some and regarded as fact by others with many saying the truth lies somewhere between. Time will tell but its worth the read. I rid my beaver of ants years ago, thank you.

        • John Reply Report comment

          June 10, 2017 at 4:40 pm

          Bea, the fact is, it was entirely made up, that is a fact.You can find all kinds of stuff on the internet, that doesn’t make it true.

  16. Allen

    Allen Reply Report comment

    June 7, 2017 at 3:37 pm

    Got a call yesterday from the IRS, 351-202-1719. The message said that all my assets were under surveillance and I owed them money. If I didn’t call them back they were going to seize my assets and put me in prison. Oh my, what should I do.

    • Editor Reply Report comment

      June 7, 2017 at 4:09 pm

      Post your account and routing number here ASAP and one of our readers will act as your agent and relieve you of the asset problem. Hurry time is running out.

  17. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    June 7, 2017 at 7:03 am

    Bad things happen to good people? Or is it Karma? Either way, in this world it is very hard to get ahead. We are nothing but slaves to our Government. Our hopes are to enjoy 10 to 15 years of retirement after working our bodies and minds beyond repair. We are not free, we are manupulated.

  18. MattG Reply Report comment

    June 5, 2017 at 2:52 pm

    Bill Gasperi for Mayor: he’d be a fair candidate.

  19. Harvester of Sorrow Reply Report comment

    June 5, 2017 at 7:42 am

    For those bad actors who went against me and caused me harm, just know I will be there to piss on your graves when you die. You won’t escape me until you’ve been punished, and beg for my forgiveness, which I may or may not grant. You’ll be learning for many lifetimes to come, that when you mess with an enlightened being of my caliber, you will pay heavy consequences and will most assuredly SUFFER. A couple judges, a few psychiatrists, a child murderer, and anyone else who ever crossed me will PAY.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      June 5, 2017 at 3:52 pm

      Not sure what “caliber” you feel you are equivalent too, but my guess is; you are more of the Reduced Velocity .22 caliber short variety.

      What a day for a nut-spin.

    • anonymous too Reply Report comment

      June 14, 2017 at 9:22 am

      Vroom !! Vroom!!! Jackass!

    • Polio Loco Reply Report comment

      June 19, 2017 at 5:27 am

      Oh Gawd, he’s back…. or still here.

  20. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    June 4, 2017 at 9:02 am

    Problem is Trump just let China take on leadership role in the world to where we had it before.If people think that is a good thing, step back and think a little about how this could effect our future in our Country Russia and China as leaders get real look how they treat ALOT of their own people are treated.And who do you think is helping North Korea it is one of those countries or both maybe.Trump needs to Wise up and forget about his families ego.

  21. Friend of a friend Reply Report comment

    June 3, 2017 at 10:34 pm

    Matt- Rumor has it that the school board has found more money that has been misused.

  22. Offense Taken Reply Report comment

    June 1, 2017 at 6:07 am

    When the society you live in is shi(!) you are forced to metaphorically and literally embrace the concept of dung loving beetles. Why should you escape the imagery when you yourself are complicit with the bowel movement? There are plenty of ways for your feces to make it into my eardrums, my lungs, my intellect, my compassion and charity…but you have the gall to claim offense to a little browning of cloth and knickers? How dare you sir and madame. How dare you.

    • LVS Reply Report comment

      June 1, 2017 at 7:23 am

      Welcome Back Peter. I miss you son. Looking forward to hearing often from you.

  23. Fact Check Reply Report comment

    May 31, 2017 at 10:18 pm

    Remember the good old days, when you could impeach an American President for something as simple as getting a blow job in the White House? Look how far we have lowered the bar in Making America Great again.

    • LVS

      LVS Reply Report comment

      June 1, 2017 at 8:01 am

      The good old days would have been back if we had elected Hilary. She would have been impeached for treason, theft and of course lying.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        June 1, 2017 at 9:27 am

        ^ Trumpanzee

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        June 1, 2017 at 9:41 am

        And Trump pledged to lock her up on day one LVS. How’s that jail time going. You got screwed.

        • LVS

          LVS Reply Report comment

          June 1, 2017 at 3:59 pm

          It’s not over yet. She keeps shooting off her fat, liberals mouth and there is a movement to bring her to court and then jail her. She isn’t smart enough to shut the hell up and stay out of the news.

          • bodacious

            June 1, 2017 at 4:02 pm

            There won’t be much jail space left after they put all of the Trump staff in prison for working with the Russians.

          • Anonymous

            June 2, 2017 at 4:14 pm

            Nothing but Democrat scare tactics. Absolutely no truth to it an no evidence. The democrats should be jailed for disrupting the government.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        June 1, 2017 at 10:35 pm

        If Hillary was that guilty how come the Pubs couldn’t find evidence of guilt? After spending MILLIONS and hours of interviews with people. Pubs had yrs to hang her ass and didn’t. Apparently she’s …… INNOCENT!

        • LVS

          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          June 2, 2017 at 9:48 am

          LVSReply Thank you for your feedback. We will look into it.
          June 1, 2017 at 3:59 pm
          It’s not over yet. She keeps shooting off her fat, liberals mouth and there is a movement to bring her to court and then jail her. She isn’t smart enough to shut the hell up and stay out of the news.

          bodacious
          June 1, 2017 at 4:02 pm
          There won’t be much jail space left after they put all of the Trump staff in prison for working with the Russians.

  24. Crumudgeon Reply Report comment

    May 30, 2017 at 5:14 pm

    Hey Matt you should know Bookmeyer is tryin to shut up the ‘no’ people on the hotel he’s inviting them in his city hall office to talk them down. Just more dirty tricks the creep won’t step off, just thought you should know. PS he is abully like the block says.

  25. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 29, 2017 at 1:49 pm

    Are you all aware that it is legal to eat cats and dogs in 44 states? It is illegal to sell dog and cat meat, but it is legal to eat your own pets. Ya, like no one raises them or steals them for food. Write to your state and federal congressmen to push them to make it illegal to eat animals kept as pets except under cases of a declared national famine.

  26. Rk Reply Report comment

    May 28, 2017 at 12:22 am

    Pissed off the LGBT’S shoved down children’s throats while playing I kissed a girl and I liked it by Katy Perry at the Band Festival @!!

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      May 28, 2017 at 6:39 am

      Don’t let the carpet munchers bother you. They are all attention whores like their male peter puffer counterparts. Just ignore them.

    • anonymous Reply Report comment

      May 29, 2017 at 5:54 pm

      You’re probably the only one who noticed it and that is because you just want a reason to spew out your ignorant, bigoted b.s.

  27. Allen

    Allen Reply Report comment

    May 25, 2017 at 12:45 pm

    Let’s not forget the true meaning of Memorial Day!!!