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  1. scultpures are lame Reply Report comment

    February 16, 2018 at 7:27 pm

    While city hall is at it, why don’t they sell a few more million $ in bonds to bail out the dead Globe so it can lie and manipulate the sheep for a few more decades?

  2. Matt Marquardt

    Matt Marquardt Reply Report comment

    February 16, 2018 at 1:54 pm

    Skipper quits the Globe (probably more likely he was fired, or laid off or the Globe simply couldn’t pay him $11 an hour anymore) … meanwhile, he’s been training his 23-year-old replacement over the last few months – the kid was an intern as recently as 2016 back in Pennsylvania (he’ll bolt MC soon, just watch, so Skipper’s “training” will be another waste for the Globe). All this as Skipper prepares for his new career teaching fake news classes at NIACC. Seriously, Skipper is such an expert on the creation of fake news, he is teaching a class on it. I predict Mayberry will be gone next.

  3. Allen Reply Report comment

    February 15, 2018 at 2:31 pm

    I just want to say, thank you “Peter Rabbit”. You should be ashamed of yourself for throwing blackberries at someone. Don’t you know that there are people that go to bed hungry, wasting food is not funny. Where will it end, moral decay is running rampant in this country. Political correctness is taking over, and spells doom for us all. Wow

  4. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 15, 2018 at 4:11 am

    i heard that Skipper quit the glob so he could come and work for Matt

  5. Kapitan Krunk Reply Report comment

    February 15, 2018 at 12:55 am

    MY VIEWS OF THE DEMISE OF THE GLOBE-GAZETTE: Part One:

    There seems to be a few gaps re the (basic) history of the demise of the Globe-Gazette (Or perhaps I have merely not seen/read some of the details posted on NIT?)
    There were/are MANY more reasons than just printing press issues. The management is using THAT as a “smoke screen” to publicly justify their CRUEL actions.
    But whatever. PERSONALLY, I had a L-O-O-N-G professional relationship with the Globe. As such, I am privy to MUCH “inside information”.
    I will begin with when the “axe” started (unexpectedly) falling several years ago when the beloved/well-liked/long-term person at THE front desk (the first person you saw when you entered the Globe when you entered the building from the (300) North Washington Ave. entrance was unexpectedly dismissed.

    Will be continued if Mr. M. requests/allows me to? (This story, due to its length, will not be presented all at once…

  6. Protective Custody Reply Report comment

    February 14, 2018 at 8:23 pm

    Such breaking news on NIT. Glad NIT gets around to covering major national stories, such as Florida’s school shooting, several days after the fact. I’m also glad NIT dampens down any story which might affect my pro NRA, Trumpian worldview.

  7. bye Felicia Reply Report comment

    February 13, 2018 at 6:40 pm

    Hey I heard that moron Skipper is quitting (fired?) from the Globe. Looks like he trained his replacement Stevie who was born in 1995, was that the year Skipper was fired for fudging expense reports?

    • Matt Marquardt

      Matt Marquardt Reply Report comment

      February 13, 2018 at 6:48 pm

      Who knows if Skipper really lied on his expense reports. I was told he did, but who knows. I personally believe it, but it could be hearsay. My source is Skipper’s pal, so you know, I’m inclined to think he did. All I know is, now that Skipper can’t help Mayberry print more lies and fake news, we should all be nice to Skipper when we bump into him greeting shoppers at Walmart.

  8. Mohawk Dad Reply Report comment

    February 13, 2018 at 6:35 pm

    That lady who wants to get rid of the Mohawk name should just go walk of the edge of a building.

    • Matt Marquardt

      Matt Marquardt Reply Report comment

      February 13, 2018 at 6:51 pm

      A bit harsh… but yes, this woman sounds like she should spend her time parenting her kids and less time trying to destroy history. Thanks to people like this snowflake, the only acceptable team names will someday be “goldfish” or “teacups”.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        February 15, 2018 at 7:52 am

        You set such a poor example of thoughtful professionalism with your childish name calling. I support our logo, mascot and persona but disagree with your elementary school comments. Grow up.

  9. bodacious Reply Report comment

    February 13, 2018 at 11:18 am

    1) There’s absolutely no evidence out there that Trump colluded with the Russians
    2) except the Manafort thing,
    3) and the Flynn thing,
    4) and the Papadopoulos pleading guilty thing,
    5) and the Roger Stone thing,
    6) and the Cohen thing,
    7) and the Kushner thing,
    8) and the Carter Page thing,
    9) and the Jeff Sessions things,
    10) and the Wilbur Ross thing,
    11) and the JD Gordon thing,
    12) and the Erik Prince thing,
    13) and the James Comey firing thing,
    14) and the Russian hacking/Wikileaks thing,
    15) and the bro-love between TrumPutin thing,
    16) and the Russian propaganda machine favoring Trump thing,
    17) and the DJT “I have zero ties to Russia!” thing,
    18) and the Eric Trump “we get most of our financing from Russian banks thing”,
    19) and the Donald Trump Jr. “Our portfolio is made up of a disproportionate amount of Russian money” thing,
    20) and the DJT “I sold a $60 million mansion to a Russian oligarch known for money laundering for $120 million that he never once lived in” thing,
    21) and the Trump business ties with Putin’s favorite sports athlete Fedor Emilianenko thing,
    22) and the Trump International Corporation’s mysterious private server connection to Alfa Bank, Russia’s largest commercial bank thing,
    23) and the Special prosecutor being named thing,
    24) and the I won’t release my tax returns thing,
    25) and the Ivanka Trump’s vacationing with Putin’s girlfriend thing,
    26) and the 2013 Miss Universe Pageant in Moscow thing,
    27) and the Trump companies business ties to Felix Sater, a criminal felon indicted for stock fraud scheme with the Russian mafia thing,
    28) and the FL Group Icelandic hedge fund with massive ties to Putin being heavily invested in Trump Soho thing,
    29) and the Rex Tillerson/Exxon ties to Russia thing,
    30) and the Russian ambassador at Trump Tower sneaking in and out thing,
    31) and the Trump tried to roll back Russian sanctions the minute he got elected thing.
    32) Other than that, there’s absolutely no reason to suspect anything.
    Wait there’s more, thanks to @Gladiatrix2017
    33) And the money laundering thing.
    34) And the sex trafficking thing.
    35) And the signing of the proposal for Trump Hotel Moscow thing.
    36) And the meetings in the White House with Russians thing
    37) And the firing of Sally Yates thing.
    38) And the hacked voting machines thing.
    And thanks to @chellelaine
    39) and the meeting with the Russian lawyer about “adoption” thing.
    40) And then the lying about it with a statement crafted by the White House thing.
    41) And the Deripaska sanctioned yet entering the USA on a diplomats visa thing. @antToronto
    42) And the changing the GOP platform on Ukraine to be more favorable to Russia thing. @cbn2
    43) And, the ‘mother’ of all things: not implementing sanctions which passed the Senate 98-2 and House 419-3 in violation of the Take Care Clause (Article 2, Section 3) thing. Thanks @cbn2
    44) And the Russian banker giving money to NRA to support Trump thing
    More Randy Prine Retweeted Seth Abramson
    45) And the Russian intelligence is now peddling a fake Trump tape to sow new chaos in American political discourse thing.
    @SethAbramson
    NOTE2/ There was a way to conceive of this story that would have rendered it newsworthy, though the facts, sources and frame would have been dramatically different. The lead: Russian intelligence is now peddling a fake Trump tape to sow new chaos in American political discourse.
    46) And the David Bogatin buying Trump properties for over $6mil with no verifiable income and tied to Semion Mogilvich, who is so successful at money laundering he gets the name “The Brainy Don” thing. @VPelletieri
    47) And the Trump Taj Mahal being fined $10 mil for not adhering to money laundering laws thing. @VPelletieri
    49) And the “(sanctioned) heads of all 3 Russian intelligence agencies allowed into US to secretly meet with CIA director Pompeo and DNI Coats, days before Trump blew off sanctions” thing. @Otpor17
    50) And Misha Flynn’s “US-Russia nuclear proliferation in the Middle East” thing. @Otpor17
    51) And the, ‘I love Wikileaks’ thing.
    And the, ‘Russia, if you’re listening, thing.
    And the, ‘Rusher’ Lester Holt interview thing. @paydownthedebt
    52) And the, Jeff Sessions, I didn’t meet with any Russians, but he did, thing.
    53) and the Russians at the National Prayer Service thing
    @bettybarb1
    54) and the Felix Sater thing @olgaNYX1211
    55) The Kilimnik thing. @olgaNYX1211
    56) And the Simon Kukes thing. @olgaNYX1211
    57) And the yucking it up with Russians in the Oval Office after firing ‘nut-job’ Comey, and thinking it was over, thing. @reigns_allison
    57) And the wild-eyed Devin Nunes bogus memo run, but the Conservative FBI is somehow the problem, thing. @reigns_allison
    58) And the Rob Goldstone talking to Mueller thing. @Mandari25733671
    59) And the Gates, in negotiations with Mueller without his lawyers, thing. @audryregan
    60) And the Bannon won’t talk to Congress, but is going to talk to Mueller thing.
    61) And the meetings with Putin without an American recorder present thing.
    62) And the defending of Putin when O’Reilly calls him a killer thing.
    And the “Won’t release White House visitor logs” thing.
    And the “Don’t keep visitor logs at Mar-A-Lago” thing. @taraclocastro

    That’s it so far I think. But other than that, no evidence of collusion.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      February 13, 2018 at 7:27 pm

      Believe me, I’m not a huge Trump fan either….but either you have waaayyy too much time on your hands, or you found some nutjob website to cut and paste that from.

      • Time Lords Reply Report comment

        February 14, 2018 at 5:15 am

        Too much time on the hands to assemble the factual elements of the case about a foreign collusion con artist infiltrating the highest levels of the American government? Maybe you and others ought to MAKE TIME…at minimal to let it all sink in, without some dismissive smart ass comeback.

        • Anonymous Reply Report comment

          February 14, 2018 at 8:15 am

          We have. You are the one with the problem.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      February 14, 2018 at 8:17 am

      You truly are a left wing idiot aren’t you Steck?

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      February 14, 2018 at 8:39 am

      Give it up Steck.

      • bodacious Reply Report comment

        February 14, 2018 at 9:46 am

        Not Steck, Gabe, another thing in your life that you got wrong.

        • Anonymous Reply Report comment

          February 14, 2018 at 1:59 pm

          Close enough as to make no difference.

          • bodacious

            February 14, 2018 at 2:08 pm

            OK, eLViS, Gabe.

          • bodacious

            February 14, 2018 at 7:45 pm

            I know. But, he and Gabe are starting to sound alike.

        • Anonymous Reply Report comment

          February 15, 2018 at 8:40 am

          The only thing wrong in my life is demon rats like you.

    • MattG Reply Report comment

      February 14, 2018 at 10:39 am

      next let’s list Hillary “thing” .. we would need multiple pages just to get to 2016…….

      • bodacious Reply Report comment

        February 14, 2018 at 11:17 am

        Do it then. Remember though that the Don won the election. He is our President and he isn’t above the law.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      February 15, 2018 at 1:07 am

      #1 is true #s 2 thru 62 are more Bodacious BS. And she taught our kids. And she is receiving a pension for it.

      • bodacious Reply Report comment

        February 15, 2018 at 11:57 am

        You are such a sorry excuse for a human being. You don’t know me but you think you’re astute enough to judge me. I have more integrity than to push my views on those who were in my classroom. The majority of teachers do and certainly they have more than you and your kind do. More than likely if you ran into me on the street you wouldn’t know who I am but I’d know you by the fear, and hatred in your face. You need to re-evaluate your life and if you do, you’ll see how sick and hateful you are

        • Former Student? Reply Report comment

          February 16, 2018 at 4:16 pm

          Besides apparently being a former Golden Apple Award winning teacher, you are also qualified to take someone else’s personal inventory. I would have thought better of you based on some of your past postings. I am now of the opinion, you are no better than those you criticize.

          • Anonymous

            February 16, 2018 at 7:08 pm

            Did you ride the short bus?

          • bodacious

            February 16, 2018 at 7:30 pm

            Sorry you’re disappointed. However, I will stand up for educators against this type of person all the time. He wants to disparage them and me because he thinks his opinion is that of the majority. I know it is the view of a small group of people who have nothing better to do than try to put others down. I refuse to let him think he’s won.

          • Former Student?

            February 17, 2018 at 9:07 am

            So many “educators” as you say, are more and more turning into instigators these days. Try as you might, your political and practical views are not hidden from the students in your classrooms. It was easy to tell which of my “educators” were Liberal or Conservative in their beliefs.

            Also, if….. “the view of a small group of people who have nothing better to do than try to put others down.” is true, why not be the educator that you are/were and just walk away? Isn’t that what you used to teach us?

          • bodacious

            February 17, 2018 at 10:18 am

            Your use of quotation marks around “educator” makes me believe you don’t hold teachers in high esteem. Is that because you don’t like teachers or only those teachers who are liberal in their political leanings? Your last statement is applicable to me. I should walk away. But, sometimes I think it is important to call out BS.

          • Former Student?

            February 17, 2018 at 11:02 am

            I like and have the utmost of respect for teachers. I always have. What I was trying to imply by using quotation marks around the word “educators” was some are more of an instigator, rather than being an educator. If teachers or educators knowingly subject students to their own personal beliefs and or interpretation of something rather than facts, I feel that is wrong. In my opinion, there is no place in our school systems for partisan politics. I could care less about your political leanings or beliefs, as long you leave them out of the classroom.

          • bodacious

            February 17, 2018 at 11:09 am

            As I said before, I keep my political beliefs out of my classroom. If someone in the class asks me what I believe about something political, I would tell them and I would tell them why without disparaging the other side. Do you also believe religious beliefs should be left out of the classroom? Just wondering.

          • Former Student?

            February 17, 2018 at 11:31 am

            I believe in God. I believe our country was founded by people who strongly believed in God. It’s a good loaded question you posed. Good job…..teacher.

  10. bodacious Reply Report comment

    February 12, 2018 at 4:15 pm

    Donald Trump as candidate Trump Listen to ME! I will make NO CUTS TO MEDICARE, MEDICAID OR SOCIAL SECURITY! Donald Trump as POTUS “We have to cut Medicare and Medicaid to build my wall. Sorry”

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      February 12, 2018 at 6:09 pm

      Bull Shit. Iowa is going to cut all teacher pensions to balance the budget.

      • bodacious Reply Report comment

        February 12, 2018 at 8:39 pm

        You don’t get it, do you? You have been taken, cut up and hung out to dry.

        • Anonymous Reply Report comment

          February 13, 2018 at 7:56 am

          Well Steck, why don’t you tell the truth for a change?

    • Bye Bye BoBo Reply Report comment

      February 12, 2018 at 6:56 pm

      And the best one Trump ever said was; if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor. Oh, wait…..that was that other muff hugger wasn’t it.

      Trump 2020

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        February 13, 2018 at 10:53 am

        How does taking health care away make us a better country.

        • Anonymous Reply Report comment

          February 13, 2018 at 3:20 pm

          It’s a hell of a lot better than what it was. Now they will fix it. All kinds of ideas coming out now. And, it will be your choice, not government forcing you.

          • Anonymous

            February 13, 2018 at 4:00 pm

            Who is going fix it? The republicans already tried that and it didn’t happen because it was poorly thought out.

  11. Jennifer G Reply Report comment

    February 12, 2018 at 1:28 pm

    Just Curious: Why hasn’t any local bank or lending institution offered to fund the Downtown MC project? Maybe they know better! Why hasn’t the Hockey Assoc provided proof of payment yet? Maybe they simply don’t have what they promised! Why can’t MC just buy the mall and cut out the owner that doesn’t like to pay his owed taxes on it?ummmmmmm

  12. O hai Guise Reply Report comment

    February 10, 2018 at 2:32 pm

    8000th post ftw

  13. O hai Guise Reply Report comment

    February 10, 2018 at 2:31 pm

    I need a quick rundown on the Irish.

    Why were they never an established European empire or colonize an oversea territory? Even countries like Portugal were imperial powers in the past

    And how can people starve from a potato famine? Was there nothing else to eat?

    • Shenanigans Reply Report comment

      February 11, 2018 at 7:40 am

      Maybe they just wanted to be left alone and weren’t imperialist assholes like all the rest. Monocrop culture kills, i guess. Potatos came from the Americas btw. Stupid sons of bitches put everyyhing on red, when the wheel spun black.

    • Shenanigans Reply Report comment

      February 11, 2018 at 7:45 am

      The cult of O’Malley would place a hot steaming baked potato up the (blank) of a female criminal as a form of puniishment for stealing potatos during the famine, then EAT IT! After peppering it of course.

  14. Maximus Petricus Reply Report comment

    February 10, 2018 at 2:24 pm

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      February 11, 2018 at 10:29 am

      I just love it when you post your dribble, then answer it using another name. You’re a tard’s tard to say the least.

    • Siskel and Ebert Reply Report comment

      February 11, 2018 at 4:14 pm

      You have delusions of grandeur I’m sure. The movie hasn’t been rated.

  15. just take my money Reply Report comment

    February 10, 2018 at 11:56 am

    Wow! Mr nice guy Kohan, plans to pay up his taxes delinquent from day of mall purchase in 2016. Plus he is excited about getting a $12.5 Million gift arena from the community to his LLC entity in dear MC. “Will do all he can to get it “. Of course . It’s FREE to him and the taxes on it the City will pay him in the rent he will get from us. Given his history to date don’t count on his using this City rent for keeping the taxes current or for much mall upkeep.

    The Globe played this as progress. Big news.

    Similar to that headline, ” This hotel will be built.”

    • Shawniqwa Reply Report comment

      February 10, 2018 at 4:02 pm

      Bahaga! Don’t u ppl get tired of the rip offs? So dam glad I moved to Waterloo.

  16. Lack of Motivation Reply Report comment

    February 10, 2018 at 11:29 am

    I have to admit. I have no real interest in doing anything. Just the basics. Sleep, Eat. Fart (expel). ***k. I’m a real basic son of a bitch and it’s high time I accept as such. I guess I’m prime fodder to be kept as a Slave / Serf like so many of the rest.

    • harley riders do it better Reply Report comment

      February 10, 2018 at 11:59 am

      Heres an idea… VROOOOOOOM around the lake! Start end and loop at 4th and 8th

  17. Allen Reply Report comment

    February 9, 2018 at 5:17 pm

    As I drove around town today, I couldn’t help notice how good the streets looked, curb to curb, good job guys, thanks.

  18. Trump 2020 Reply Report comment

    February 9, 2018 at 8:53 am

    Matt did you see Quin Symmonds skipped his second city council meeting? Absent Feb 1. Tom Thoma was gone too. John Lee was late.

    • Matt Marquardt

      Matt Marquardt Reply Report comment

      February 9, 2018 at 9:59 am

      I just took a look at the meeting minutes and yes, you’re right (except, Symmonds’ first name is Will). This is very disappointing as a citizen. I thought these guys wanted to serve the citizens and really be involved (and EARN their pay). I guess I was wrong about that.

    • Gift Donkey Reply Report comment

      February 10, 2018 at 5:53 am

      If you do not know the difference between Quinn and Will Symonds yet express concern for attendance at council meetings, using Trump 2020 as your moniker…

      I mean, how are we not to conclude that NIT is the gift that keeps on giving?

      • tauney Reply Report comment

        February 10, 2018 at 12:02 pm

        Will or quin who cars what the difference they ar both lazy millenials and bernie disiples

  19. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 7, 2018 at 6:11 pm

    Is there some reason that more press is not being given to these City administrator finalists? The mayor seems to believe these are outstanding candidates.

    1. O’donnell. Fired from Dixon, IL on a 3-2 vote, but one of the dissenting members voted against paying him any severance or it would have been 4-1. He has also been a finalist in 9 other communities recently. He rubbed council members and staff the wrong way according to news articles. He was fired in less than 18 months.

    2. Pederson. Let go with a $225,000 severance in Kentucky. In the last 13 years he has had 3 different positions. He was also let go in Dodge City Kansas after 2 years. Appears to be in late 50’s or early 60’s, so probably more interested in retirement and perhaps a 3rd severance to set him up.

    3. Roder. Has declared personal bankruptcy and has taken both Northfield and Norfolk for severance packages. Only been in Independence for a short time and has been finalist in other communities. Was recently passed over in Spencer. He also reportedly had problems in Denison.

    4. Guy that just got let go in Florida was also asked to leave Ottumwa after what the newspaper described as a tumultuous relationship with Council and media. So, he has been let go from his last 2 jobs.

    5. Lansing. Simply would be in way over his head.

    Come on Mason City and NIT. Let’s not let this happen. The rest of the media has not stepped up in the public interest and called attention to the fact that these are people who have been discarded by other communities and our Mayor calls them outstanding. Really have to question his thinking.

    • Matt Marquardt

      Matt Marquardt Reply Report comment

      February 7, 2018 at 9:41 pm

      Haven’t done the extensive research quite yet, but if this is true, shame on the search team – time to re-boot and go back to the drawing board before city hall drags this town further in to the dark murky waters we’re already wading into thanks to Robin, Eric, Bill, and the other incompetents in town.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        February 8, 2018 at 11:38 am

        Matt. You forgot to add your name to the incompetents. Your the largest of them all.

        • Lil Matty Reply Report comment

          February 8, 2018 at 11:57 am

          Hi, I’m little Matty Marquardt, Mason City’s resident sniveling little weasel.
          I beg for $30,000 and am a whiny little bitch..

          • Anonymous

            February 8, 2018 at 12:19 pm

            Do you know how many downtown property owners are very wealthy out-of-towners who’ve never lived in Mason City, hit up the city for the same kind of assistance that Matt got, and receive it, over and over? These parasites could easily pay for their building upgrades themselves, but they want us to pay for their remodeling. At least Matt lives here, and pays taxes here, so he’s just asking for his own money back. Look up downtown property ownership on the county’s website, it’s a real education.

          • Matt Marquardt

            Matt Marquardt

            February 8, 2018 at 1:55 pm

            Millionaires in town are also taking that “free” money … but they didn’t turn a building (church) that generated ZERO tax dollars for decades into a building that will pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in taxes over the coming years. Someday when your lobotomy wears off, you might understand this, Mr. Mayberry.

          • Anonymous

            February 11, 2018 at 12:19 pm

            Hundreds of thousands???? Do the math idiot?

        • Matt Marquardt

          Matt Marquardt Reply Report comment

          February 8, 2018 at 1:53 pm

          I might be incompetent… but I know when to use “you’re” versus “your”. See, I listened to my teacher in 4th grade. Oh, and my printer works great. How does yours work, Mr. Skipper?

          • Fan the Flames

            February 9, 2018 at 6:04 am

            I admire your resiliance. It takes real
            fortitude to be the city’s chiahuahua nipping at people’s heals…especially after losing 2 elections you thought you had in the bag. I wonder how you manage to avoid Buzz’s ridicule while I do not? Oh that’s right. You support the loud motorcycle guys.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        February 8, 2018 at 12:45 pm

        Schickel may not be competent. I voted for him and he is quickly making a fool of himself. This City Administrator search is a fiasco. He is telling people this is”an outstanding” group. He is also making a mess of the RCR project. No wonder niedhiemer got as many votes. I did not know he was this bad. This is NIT big moment to call him into question.

        • Matt Marquardt

          Matt Marquardt Reply Report comment

          February 8, 2018 at 1:51 pm

          May not be… he wasn’t a good mayor the first few times, now he’s back to captain the ship to the bottom of the icy Atlantic. Alex or Colleen were way better choices on the ballot than this re-tread we got now, who is bossed around by Robin and her overlords.

          • Anonymous

            February 8, 2018 at 2:19 pm

            I think Eric Bookmeyer had numerous shortcomings, but at least he was smart. Schickel, well, I’m trying to be kind, but unless a high quality Administrator is selected we are in trouble. Have you thought that it may be more than coincidence that a man who may be mentally incompetent has selected this group of 5?? A quality Administrator would likely make him look bad and call him out for being a dotard.

          • Matt Marquardt

            Matt Marquardt

            February 8, 2018 at 4:09 pm

            Yes Eric was a crafty, devious, pancake eater. He had shortcomings but always filled the glass to the brim.

            As for Bill, well, people keep volunteering to me all the old-time stories of yesteryear. Seems he’s a screw-up of epic proportions. My opinion, if Bill was good at anything, he’d be doing something other than he does now. Some people in town think he walks on water, so he’s mayor because of that. Otherwise, I don’t think he’d be a professional at anything – least of all evaluating talent. Is anyone on the council fit for that, either? Maybe Mr. Adams and Mr. Masson, they are the top of that class. The rest, well, they shouldn’t quit their day jobs, if they have one.

            From what I’m told, the CA search has gone real bad and city hall needs to go back to the drawing board until some real quality applicants surface. Pair this mayor and council with a shoddy CA and you have a disaster waiting to happen.

          • Trim the Brim

            February 9, 2018 at 9:00 am

            Newsflash: 3/4 of your NIT readers are filled to the rim with alcohol.

          • Anonymous

            February 9, 2018 at 9:21 am

            We also do crank.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      February 7, 2018 at 8:23 am

      Their excuse is they can’t get employees in this area. They have low pay and no benefits because they hire only part time. They have been known for a long time as one of the worse employers in town.

      • VROOM VROOM AROUND CLEAR LAKE ALL NIGHT Reply Report comment

        February 7, 2018 at 8:52 am

        They might print their sad excuse down in DM but somebody still has to throw it in the yard at someone’s house. Good luck finding ppl to do that for much longer. No one in right mind would want that job.

        • Anonymous Reply Report comment

          February 7, 2018 at 9:23 am

          You are correct. Delivery is a tough job in all kinds of weather with little or no support from the paper. They don’t pay crap for what they have to do.

          • Anonymous

            February 7, 2018 at 1:36 pm

            How would you pay them more? The only way to do that is to raise the price of the paper.

          • Anonymous

            February 7, 2018 at 1:39 pm

            The Prez wants a parade. He’s back on that thing again about whose thing is bigger.

      • HD Road King Reply Report comment

        February 7, 2018 at 12:20 pm

        The Globe must be a rough / tough place to work. I remember that basement slug from Clear Lake didn’t last 2 days running his paper route. And everyone knows what a nut-buster his is when it comes to work or holding a job.

      • Road King Reply Report comment

        February 7, 2018 at 5:48 pm

        Working for the Globe is terribly hard, physical work. On top of that, there are their demands that you are on time and do what you are told to do. The work is so tough the basement dweller from Clear Lake, didn’t last two days on his paper route. If he can’t do it, who could?

        • Matt Marquardt

          Matt Marquardt Reply Report comment

          February 7, 2018 at 9:37 pm

          • Buzz Crumcutter

            February 8, 2018 at 6:08 pm

            This is my all time, favorite video clip. There is nothing funnier than watching a semi-grown, failure of a person, playing whack-a-mole with himself, in his mommies driveway.

            He was probably on an undercover mission looking and listening for those pesky motorcycles.

          • Little Buzzy Wuzzy Da Bear

            February 8, 2018 at 8:49 pm

            Buzz why you getting your balls all up in a bunch? I’ve been watching Smokey Mountain Money like you asked me to. Besides, I’m afraid you’re gonna have a meltdown when I get accepted into law school. I mean how many stereotypes do I need to break that you’ve laid out for me? Put up a fence, and I’ll jump over it. You know I will Buzz. Have a Tony the Tiger GRRRREEEAAT Night.

          • Fan the Flames

            February 9, 2018 at 5:50 am

            Best car in NI. Shame to see it go. 50mpg. Handled great on ice and snow. Matt’s always been a secret fan of mine. Musta been the guy across the street who filmed me…based on that angle.

  20. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 5, 2018 at 12:51 pm

    Patriot’s lose and Donald Trump says, “Tom Brady used to be my good friend, but not now, since he’s a LOSER”

  21. 1985 Reply Report comment

    February 5, 2018 at 10:55 am

    So far Mason City leaders in pursuit of the YES renaissance dream have squandered ~ $1 million on parking ramp plans, attorney fees, staff time and expense, untold bad publicity, wasted time and opportunity to prop up a downtown no one wants to go to

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      February 7, 2018 at 6:27 am

      Now they are raising fee’s to cover the cost of the renaissance. So much for no cost to the taxpayers for something that is not even approved.

  22. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 5, 2018 at 10:47 am

    Pat Robertson spews BS “President Trump sits at the right hand of the father” and shortly thereafter has a stroke. Pay attention, Republicrooks. God is talking to you, and he’s not happy

  23. Boca Raton Reply Report comment

    February 5, 2018 at 4:19 am

    So now onto a more serious note. I remember when that old guy used to come into a downtown restaurant to eat and poop would fall out of his pant leg onto the floor. So sad to get old and infirm.

  24. POPO Reply Report comment

    February 4, 2018 at 6:23 pm

    We should all learn how to live in peace and harmony with one another. Factory workers please continue to support welfare recipients with the understanding you get to dominate on NIT and feel more superior to those you support. Sounds like a good boost to your self esteem, and a consolation for all the crap you have to eat from your superiors at work. Let’s call it Pecking Order. PO. Pissed Off Pecking Order…POPO.

  25. ankle arthritis Reply Report comment

    February 4, 2018 at 5:57 pm

    Bankruptcy coming for Bon Ton Youkers. The end is here.
    Soon. Chapter 11 ? Company debt near worthless to the creditors. Running out of cash to operate. Now you see why the lenders don’t finance dream hotel projects with weak owner, and debt that only has the hotel as security. Can cost a high % of their loan principal to
    become worthless. So weak borrowers in a weak mkt. need a government to back the loan. Ex. USDA and City of MC on this G8 dream hotel.

    • Cankle Grafiti Artist Reply Report comment

      February 5, 2018 at 7:04 am

      You must be one of the “The Mall will Fall and so will City Hall” perspectives. Hating for this long gets you what exactly? Besides ankle arthritis.

  26. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 4, 2018 at 3:50 pm

    Knock it off Greek or you will start something you will regret.

    • Latin not Greek Reply Report comment

      February 4, 2018 at 6:19 pm

      Alright, I call a truce. A truce for a non existent comment, written by a non-Greek.

    • Zeus Reply Report comment

      February 6, 2018 at 6:17 pm

      So what did you have in mind Anonymous?

  27. Jennifer Reply Report comment

    February 4, 2018 at 2:31 pm

    We need to lean on SouthPort California owners and demand change. That looks terrible.

    • Name Brigade Reply Report comment

      February 12, 2018 at 6:16 am

      Jennifer is an odd but alluring name.

      Juniper, Beneful, Bennifer, Conifer.

      Let’s break it down into prefix and suffix:

      Jen, Yen, Hen.
      Nifer, Niger?, Nipper, Sniffer

      I don’t know, but when I pair it with Jennifer Garner, it just seems sexy.

  28. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 3, 2018 at 9:51 pm

    Markets rise and markets fall. We call this a “correction”. When the market is over valued, it corrects itself. It just did, a correction, that’s all. Will take off again. Don’t trash the Republicans unless you intend to not cash the company bonus check you may have received. It’s still early in the year, but you may find yourself more friendly toward Republicans by this time in 2019! Responsible government benefits everyone. Contrived lies and phony scandals benefit no one! Democrats need to put on their “big boy pants” and realize
    they lost for a reason!

    • Rocky Balboa Constrictor Reply Report comment

      February 4, 2018 at 2:29 am

      I am studying with intimate detail the earliest beginnings of this nation and its progression through the ages. It was built for and by white, male, land owning Protestants. It discriminated heavily and suppressed and oppressed anyone who deviated from the authoritative decrees of the intertwined church state rulers. Free speech was a myth, as was personal liberty. Many of you are descendents of this restrictive, heavily controlled body politic and still exemplify the earliest American values…which by origin are restrictive and prejudicial. It’s been a constant fight against these earliest American tendencies, and part of me wants to throw in the towel and let you people win.

      • Isaac Parker Reply Report comment

        February 4, 2018 at 8:11 am

        By “throw in the towel”, did you mean, terminate yourself? Well then, by all means, a rope will help.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        February 4, 2018 at 8:24 am

        You will NEVER win. They just let you think you are.

        • Rocky Balboa Constrictor Reply Report comment

          February 4, 2018 at 9:43 am

          Explain yourself further. Your terse vacuity is missing reference.