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    March 21, 2019 at 6:12 pm

    We are not a Democracy. We are a Constitutional Republic. The Electoral College is a vital tool to ensure that literally every vote is counted and every voice heard. Democrats can’t win outright so they just want to make to where they’re elected every 4 years. New York and California would dictate who would become President. The problem is they no longer teach this stuff in schools so the kids today don’t know any of this stuff.

    Warren should be removed from office because she lied to get the job! She can say what she wants but she knows she lied. Why hasn’t she been removed and indicted for lying? If it was a Republican they would have already been removed and indicted.

    Funny how the electoral college worked just fine for all for over 200 years……until Hillary lost!

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    March 21, 2019 at 6:11 pm

    Trump is looking better and better everyday. These individuals from the other party have lost their moral compass. Their souls are empty buckets.

    How about we protect Gods innocent babies. This does not have anything to do with woman’s rights it has everything to do with child’s right to life. Let’s support our innocent

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    March 21, 2019 at 6:10 pm

    No.. teenagers (I dare say even 18 year olds) have no business voting. Most haven’t lived without mommy and daddy or had to experience life yet. They would only be parroting what their parents/school tells them to do.

    Only exception I would see is if you join the military. If you’re willing to sacrifice your life for this country, you can have a say in who runs it.

    The DEMS are getting worried about Trump winning in 2020 so they push college kids to believe lies and now they want them to vote!!!!DEMS SAD!!!!!

    Even 18 based on today’s population is a stretch. Kids are not maturing like they were forced to decades ago. They live for x-box and snapchat. Do we really want the underdeveloped inexperienced minds picking our leaders? Scary thought!

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    March 21, 2019 at 6:10 pm

    Democrat canvasing hard at work… take people’s money and either pocket it or spend it

    Yep, it’s really a shame that the AARP is a liberal organization. They should be fighting against anything that weakens social security.

    Hey liberal Progressive Socialist; you don’t need to stack the Supreme Court, remove the Electoral College, lower the voting age to 16 years old, or push to have illegal immigrants vote to get your way and take power from the American people…just come up with good idea that actually works.

    Free stuff to anyone in the world- come one come all everything is free. The 2020 Democrat clown show is in full force, Bozo- Beto is driving the clown car.

    Another reason their citizens are moving out of New York! If they were only smart enough to see it! When people are stabbed in the back, the stabber should not expect, a hug, a kiss, and a “thank you!”

    It is incredible that between all these terrible candidates running, like who is not at this point, all the talk about is giving more and more “free” stuff. You would think the press or people meeting these idiots would ask what are you going to do for the country to improve our debt bomb, what will you do to protect our Constitution, what will you do to make sure schools teach all the real subjects.

    Democrats truly hate this country. EVERYTHING they do works to bring the USA down. How can any sane person vote for a Democrat?

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    March 21, 2019 at 6:09 pm

    1.3 illegal aliens apprehended per second, but it’s a “Manufactured Crisis”. Build That Wall. OUR President Donald Trump 2020

    The border wall is a much better deterrent, apprehensions will always occur, why? Because Democrat Party politicians have made it their mission to incentivise illegal aliens coming here for entitlement programs. Democrats, they don’t even call it illegal any longer, it’s watered down version is undocumented. They broke the law. Which makes them……… illegal aliens

    I’m writing this really slow so you can understand. The border patrol got lucky. There are 1954 miles of border, over all types of terrain, from desert, to water, to city. Patrol agents can’t be everywhere at once. So these happened to be in the right place at the right time. And who is to say that these 500 that were caught aren’t covering for a thousand that crossed at some other point.

    Forget trying to REASON w/ the galactically ignorant Democrats. When not watching CNN, they have their collective heads firmly planted up their collective fannies !

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    March 21, 2019 at 6:07 pm

    Mitt Romney has betrayed his party’s presidential nominee just like McCain did. He viciously attacked president Trump in a speech before the elections. He was undercover campaigning for Hillary. Romney is an untrustworthy jerk. So in essence Romney is just defending his own filthy and despicable behavior.

    You think McCain is a Hero ? More like a Hillary” boy. Mitt is a twit also. America needs a clean up job. These assholes are jerks.

    It is heartbreaking to watch all the democrats, the Megan McCain characters on the view, SNL and CNN character bash our President with no respect for the great things he is doing but you let him speak or express a truth about someone who was a traitor, though deceased, then he is out of line…..am I the only one that can understand President Trump is still dealing with the mess McCain helped make…….I certainly wouldn’t be saying nice things either!!!!

    Romney and McCain are both bitter losers!Romney is doing the same thing McCain did! voting with the Democraps!

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      March 21, 2019 at 8:58 pm

      Both the orange head monster and you are “human slime”.

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    March 21, 2019 at 9:51 am

    Treasurer Patricia Wright reminds all taxpayers that 2nd half assessment year 2017 real estate taxes and assessment year 2019 mobile home taxes are due in the Treasurer’s office by 4:30 pm Monday, April 1, 2019, due to March 31st occurring on a weekend. The Treasurer’s office will also accept an April 1, 2019, US Postal Service postmark.
    When paying by mail or in person, the Treasurer recommends using the 2nd half coupon attached to the statement. The taxpayer’s cancelled check will serve as receipt. Those wishing an additional receipt must enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope. Payment methods accepted in the office are cash, check, and debit card, Discover, MasterCard and Visa.
    The Treasurer encourages all taxpayers to take advantage of the online property tax payment at http://www.iowatreasurers.org. This service provides opportunity to pay taxes for any property in Iowa online, through a secure website, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Payment may be made by Discover, Master Card, Visa, or eCheck (an eCheck is a method of debiting the funds electronically from your checking account).
    The Treasurer’s office in the courthouse is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 21, 2019 at 8:16 am

    Poor little snow flake still stealing from NIT. Stealing just runs in that family. They just don’t belong here.

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    March 21, 2019 at 8:11 am

    Ms. Pirro on the Fox Network, was correct when she states that Islam and the US Constitution are in conflict. Islam is a “Form of Government” disguised as a religion and not compatible with the US Constitution. While this is never reported in the news it should be. Arab Countries govern themselves with their Koran. The term “Sharia Law” is taken directly from the Koran and is used throughout the Arab states to govern themselves. The Fox News Network owes Ms. Pirro an apology, she is spot on…

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 21, 2019 at 8:10 am

    16yrs old. Not able to buy alcohol, not able to join the military,
    Not able to rent a car,
    Not able to rent a motel room,
    Not able to buy tobacco products,
    Not able to purchase a firearm.
    Certainly should not be able to vote.

    TRUMP 2020! We don’t need crazy leftist loons running our country….

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    March 20, 2019 at 9:40 am

    A “For Seniors Only” program will be held on Tuesday, April 2 from 10 a.m. – Noon at Lime Creek Nature Center.
    Guest speaker Adam Janke, Extension Wildlife Specialist with Iowa State University, will present a program on Iowa’s wildlife.
    For all the challenges facing Iowa’s wildlife populations and their habitats, reflection on the history of our state’s wildlife reveals many conservation success stories. This presentation will explore the history of 10 of Iowa’s most-familiar species from the time of European Settlement through present day, recounting trends in their population sizes and habitats, and the people involved in their recovery or extirpation in Iowa.
    The program will be followed by a catered lunch and social time. Cost is $5.00 for nature center members and $7.00 for nonmembers. Please call 423-5309 by March 29 to register.

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    March 20, 2019 at 9:33 am

    Mason City Multi-Purpose Arena – Bid Package #3 (Interior Fit-Up, Mechanical, Electrical, Elevator, and Exterior Improvements)
    Mason City, IA

    Owner: City of Mason City
    10 First Street NW
    Mason City, IA, 50401

    Project pre-bid meeting will be held on the site on Wednesday, March 27 at 9:00am Central Time for the purposes of reviewing the existing conditions. All bidders are strongly encouraged to attend. Meeting location is 100 South Federal Avenue, Mason City, IA, 50401. Attendees shall assemble at the east entry into the existing JC Penney’s building.

    Sealed contract category bids for the interior fit-up, elevator, mechanical, electrical, and exterior improvements will be received tangibly at Mason City City Hall; 10 First Street NW, Mason City, IA 50401; until 2:00 P. M., local time, on April 4, 2019, at which time the bids will be opened by ICON Architectural Group / City of Mason City at Mason City City Hall Conference Room A. Bids are to be delivered to Mason City City Hall Clerks Office. Bid forms will not be accepted electronically.

    Proposals received will be opened, read aloud, tabulated, and referred to the City Council for consideration at 7:00 p.m. on the 16th day of April, 2019. Bids will be acted upon at such time or at such later time as may then be fixed. Prior thereto, at said time specified above, in the Mason City Room at the Mason City Public Library, a hearing will be held on the proposed plans, specifications, form of contract, and estimate of cost for said Improvements, and at said hearing any interested person may appear and file objections thereto.

    The Drawings, Information to Bidders, Form of Bid, Form of Contract, Form of Performance-Payment Bond, Technical Specifications, Addenda, and other contract documents as prepared by ICON Architectural Group may be examined at the following places:

    The office of ICON Architectural Group, Grand Forks or West Fargo, North Dakota.
    The office of City of Mason City, Mason City, Iowa.
    The documents may also be viewed electronically through Submittal Exchange.
    North Dakota Builder’s Exchanges at Grand Forks, Fargo-Moorhead, and Bismarck.
    Iowa League of Cities, Des Moines, IA
    North Iowa Builders Exchange, Mason City, IA
    Sioux City Construction League, Sioux City, IA
    Master Builders of Iowa, Sioux City, IA
    Sioux Falls Builders Exchange, Sioux Falls, SD
    Plains Builders Exchange, Sioux Falls, SD
    Omaha Builders Exchange, Omaha, NE
    Lincoln Builders Bureau, Lincoln, NE
    Minnesota Builder’s Exchanges at Minneapolis/St. Paul, St. Cloud and Duluth
    Dodge Plan Room, Construction Market Data, Minneapolis, MN

    Bidders may obtain copies of the construction documents including addendums after registering with Submittal Exchange. Please contact Kim Pastir at ICON at kimp@iconhd.com to receive user name and password. Upon registration with Submittal Exchange all bidders acknowledge receipt and responsibility of understanding all construction documents to prepare their bids.

    Each bid must deposit bid security with the bid. The bid security must be in a sum equal to five percent of the full amount of the bid and must be in the form of a cashier’s check or certified check drawn on a state-chartered or federally chartered bank or a certified, state draft drawn on a state-chartered or federally chartered credit union or the governmental entity may provide for a bidder’s bond with corporate surety satisfactory to the governmental entity. The bidder’s bond must contain no conditions. A bidder’s bond must be executed by the bidder as principal and by a surety, conditioned that if the principals bid is accepted and the contract awarded to the principal, the principal, within ten days after notice of the award, shall execute a contract, or accept and return the award letter, in accordance with the terms of the bid, the bid bond, and any condition of the governing body. The bid security shall be made payable to the City Clerk of the City of Mason City, Iowa.

    Sales Tax Exemption. Contractors and subcontractors shall not include sales tax for material purchases. At the time of the contract acceptance by the City Council, the prime contractor and all subcontractors will be issued a certificate of exemption.

    Bids shall comply with Chapter 26 of the Code of Iowa “Public Construction Bidding” shall govern submittal, opening and award of bids, as amended. If a successful bidder does not execute a contract within the time allowed, the bidder’s bond shall be forfeited to the governing body and the project awarded to the next lowest responsible bidder.

    No bidder may withdraw this bid within thirty (30) days after the actual date of the opening thereof. The Bid Bond of the three lowest Bidders for each contract will be retained until the contract has been awarded and executed, but no longer than thirty (30) days after the date of the Bid.

    By virtue of statutory authority, a preference will be given to products and provisions grown and produced within the State of Iowa and to Iowa domestic labor.

    In accordance with Iowa statutes, a resident bidder shall be allowed a preference as against a nonresident bidder from a state or foreign country if that state or foreign country gives or requires any preference to bidders from that state or foreign country, including but not limited to any preference to bidders, the imposition of any type of labor force preference, or any other form of preferential treatment to bidders or laborers from that state or foreign country. The preference shall be equal to the preference given or required by the state or foreign country in which the nonresident bidder is a resident. In the instance of a resident labor force preference, a nonresident bidder shall apply the same resident labor force preference to a public improvement in this state as would be required in the construction of a public improvement by the state or foreign country in which the nonresident bidder is a resident.

    Bidders will be required to complete a Bidder Status Form from the Iowa Department of Labor regarding the Contractor’s resident status within the State of Iowa. Failure to submit a fully completed Bidder Status Form with the bid may result in the bid being deemed nonresponsive and rejected.

    Bids shall be in accordance with and submitted on the Bid form supplied within the Bid Documents. Failure to do so may result in rejection of the Bid. The Owner reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to waive any irregularities therein, and rebid the project until a satisfactory bid is received. The owner reserves the right to award to the lowest responsible bidder as may be determined by the owner.

    The successful bidder will be required to furnish a bond in an amount equal to one hundred (100) percent of the contract price, said bond to be issued by a responsible surety approved by the Owner and which shall guarantee a faithful performance of the Contract and the terms and conditions therein contained and shall guarantee the prompt payment of all materials and labor and protect and save harmless the Owner from claims and damages of any kind caused by the operations of the Contractor and shall also guarantee the maintenance of the improvements constructed for a period of two (2) year(s) after completion and acceptance by the Owner.

    The work of this Project shall be phased as defined on the Drawings and Project Manual. Occupancy and life safety systems shall be maintained during construction.

    Published upon order of the City Council of the City of Mason City, Iowa.

    CITY OF MASON CITY, IOWA
    Attest: /s/ Aaron Burnett
    City Administrator

    Publish 4-3-19
    Emailed 3-19-19

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    March 20, 2019 at 9:32 am

    Healthy Living Clinic & Blood Pressure Clinic Schedule
    (formerly Senior Health Clinic)

    The Cerro Gordo County Department of Public Heath offers Healthy Living Clinics to county residents age 55 and older. There is no charge. However, contributions are encouraged in order to keep the clinic running. Blood pressure clinics are also available free of charge.

    The Healthy Living Clinic is an annual health screening and does not replace a physician’s care. To make an appointment, Cerro Gordo County residents may call the Cerro Gordo County Department of Public Health: (641) 421-9316 or Toll Free: 1-888-264-2581 ext. 9316.

    April 2019

    HEALTHY LIVING CLINICS

    3 Mason City Regency Apartments, 1531 6th Place SE
    10 Mason City IOOF Home & Comm. Therapy Ctr, 1037 19th St. SW
    17 Rockwell Rockwell Community Center, 114 3rd St. N.
    29 Clear Lake First Congregational Church, 205 W. 10th Ave. North

    BLOOD PRESSURE CLINICS

    9 (8:15-9:00 AM) First Citizens National Bank Heritage Club Movie,
    Cinema West 4710 4th Street SW, Mason City

    11 (10:30-11:30 AM) Mason City Senior Center, 326 4th St. NE, Mason City

    16 (9:30-10:00 AM) Plymouth City Hall, 616 Broad Street, Plymouth

    15 (Noon) Rockwell Comm. Center, 114 3rd Street North, Rockwell

    23 (10:30-11:30 AM) Clear Lake Senior Center, 105 South 4th Street, Clear Lake

    Healthy Living Clinic and Blood Pressure Clinic schedules are also posted on the Cerro Gordo County Department of Public Health web site: http://www.cghealth.com

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    March 20, 2019 at 9:32 am

    NOTICE OF HEARING AND LETTING TO BIDDERS
    2019 PAVEMENT MARKING PROGRAM
    PROJECT NO. 19-1005
    MASON CITY, IOWA

    Public notice is hereby given that sealed proposals will be received by the City of Mason City, Iowa, at the office of the City Clerk, City Hall, 10 1st Street NW, Mason City, IA 50401, until 2:00 p.m. CDT, on the 9th day of April, 2019 for furnishing materials and labor for the 2019 Pavement Marking Program in said City, as described in plans and specifications therefore now on file in the office of the City Clerk. Proposals will be acted upon by the City Council at a meeting to be held in the Mason City Room, Mason City Public Library, 225 2nd Street SE, Mason City, Iowa, beginning at 7:00 p.m., on the 16th day of April 2019.

    At said time and place, a public hearing will also be held on the 16th day of April 2019 for proposed plans, specifications, and proposed form of the contract for said 2019 Pavement Marking Program, and at said hearing, any interested person may appear and file objections thereto or to the cost of said improvements.

    The general extent of the program is to add new and refresh existing pavement markings on designated streets at various locations within the City of Mason City. The program also includes paint markings for identification of on-street bicycle routes.

    The kinds of materials proposed to be used and the approximate amounts are as set out in these specifications, the “Special Provisions”, and the “Price Schedule”, which by this reference are made a part of this proposal.

    PROJECT – A

    ITEM ITEM DESCRIPTION UNIT QUANTITY
    Broken Center Line, Yellow LF 48,830
    Broken Center Line, White LF 7,945
    No Passing Zone Line, Yellow LF 146,246
    Edge Line Right, White LF 152,031
    Solid Lane Line, White LF 8,483
    Channelizing Lane, Yellow LF 21,541
    Channelizing Lane, White LF 620
    Curb, Yellow LF 5,895
    Curb, White LF 1,736
    Stop Line, White LF 7,041
    Crosswalk Line, White LF 17,905
    Crosswalk Block, White EACH 43
    Directional Arrow, White EACH 343
    Yield Triangle, White EACH 12
    RR Crossing Set, White EACH 70
    Parking Lot Striping, White LF 8,716
    Parking Lot Striping, Blue LF 1,156
    Parking Lot Striping, Yellow LF 642
    Parking Lot Curb, Blue LF 140
    Wheelchair Symbol EACH 21
    Traffic Control LS 0.5

    PROJECT – B

    ITEM ITEM DESCRIPTION UNIT QUANTITY
    1. Edge Line, White LF 53,839
    2. Bike Crossing Lines, White LF 4,826
    3. Bike Lane Symbol, White EACH 113
    4. Shared Bike Lane Symbol, White EACH 412
    5. Shared Bike Lane Symbol, White, Epoxy EACH 28
    6. Pavement Marking Symbol Removal EACH 28
    7. Traffic Control LS 0.5

    The method of construction shall be by contract. All work is to be done in strict compliance with plans and specifications prepared by the City Engineer of Mason City, Iowa, which have heretofore been approved by the City Council and are now on file for public examination in the office of the City Clerk.

    All work shall be done in accordance with the latest version of the City of Mason City Standard Specifications and the Iowa Department of Transportation, Standard Specifications for Highway and Bridge Construction.

    Each bid must be made out on a Proposal Form, furnished by the City and obtained at the office of the City Clerk.

    Each proposal shall be sealed in an envelope marked, “Proposal for 2019 Pavement Marking Program, Project No. 19-1005, Mason City, Iowa”. Each bid must be accompanied, in a separate envelope, by a bidding check or bid bond in an amount not less than ten percent (10%) of the bid price, said check being either a cashier’s check or a check certified by a bank in Iowa or a bank chartered under the laws of the United States, or a Certified Share Draft drawn on a credit union in Iowa or chartered under the laws of the United States, and made payable to the City Treasurer of the City of Mason City, Iowa, as a security that the bidder will furnish the required bonds and enter a contract within ten (10) days after the award of the contract.

    Payment for said “2019 Pavement Marking Program” will be made from Road Use Tax from the City of Mason City, Iowa, or from such other funds as may be legally used for such purposes. Monthly estimates will be made by the City Engineer, and payment will be made to the contractor in the amount of ninety-five percent (95%) of said estimate on or about ten (10) days thereafter. Payment shall not be made for materials stored off or on site. Final payment will be made no sooner than thirty (30) days following final acceptance of the work by the City of Mason City.

    Bidders shall not be permitted to withdraw their bids for a period of forty-five (45) days after the same areopened.

    By virtue of statutory authority, a preference will be given to products and provisions grown and coal produced within the State of Iowa.

    Pursuant to Chapter 73 of the Code of Iowa, out-of-state bidders are hereby advised of the Iowa Bidding Preference Law extending to Iowa firms any preference out-of-state competitors receive in their own states. Such preference may be (a) strict preference, (b) reciprocal preference, or combination preference and reciprocal. Application of such preference will be extended for any “public improvement” as defined in Chapter 73A.1 of the Code of Iowa.

    Failure to submit a fully completed Bidder Status Form with the bid may result in the bid being deemed nonresponsive and rejected.

    The established DBE goal for this project is 0% of the total amount bid.

    The City of Mason City, in accordance with the provisions of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (78 Stat. 252, 42 U.S.C. §§ 2000d to 2000d-4) and the Regulations, hereby notifies all bidders that it will affirmatively ensure that any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, disadvantaged business enterprises will be afforded full and fair opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, or national origin in consideration for an award.

    Prospective bidders’ or contractor’s attention is specifically called to the Mason City Human Rights Commission Specifications which mandates that female and minority business enterprises shall be afforded the maximum opportunity to participate in the performance of this project. Prospective bidders’ or contractor’s attention is also directed to the fact that the Mason City Human Rights Commission will notify firms designated as Minority, Women, and/or Disadvantaged Business Enterprises, of this project and determine if they are interested in participating as subcontractors for this project. Prospective bidders or contractors shall then be notified by the Commission of those interested parties.

    The successful bidder will be required to furnish a performance and maintenance bond in an amount equal to one hundred percent (100%) of the contract price. Said bond is to be issued by a responsible surety approved by the City Council, and shall guarantee the faithful performance of the contract and the terms and conditions therein contained, and shall guarantee the prompt payment of all materials and labor and protect and save harmless the city from claims and damages of any kind caused by the operation of the contractor.

    Bidders shall be expected to comply with Chapters 91C and 103A of the Code of Iowa concerning the registration and bonding of construction contractors and the successful bidder shall be required to supply the City of Mason City with proof of said compliance.

    The bidders’ attention is called to the prompt payment to the subcontractors, under Chapter 573.12 of the Code of Iowa.

    The final completion date for the project is July 12, 2019.

    Plans and specifications governing the construction of the proposed improvements have been prepared by the City Engineer of Mason City, Iowa, which plans and specifications are hereby made a part of this notice and the proposed contract by reference, and the proposed contract shall be executed in compliance therewith.

    Copies of said plans and specifications are now on file in the office of the City Clerk, City Hall, 10 1st Street NW, Mason City, Iowa, for examination by bidders. A refundable deposit of $25 will be required for the Plans and Project Manual. To receive a refund both the Plans and Project Manual must be returned in complete and reusable condition within fourteen days of the award of the project.

    All bids shall NOT include Iowa State Sales Tax for materials used in the project. Upon award, the successful bidder shall immediately provide a listing of subcontractors and associated Federal ID or Social Security Numbers for both the contractor and subcontractors. The city will register the contractor and subcontractors with the Iowa Department of Revenue and will provide appropriate certificates to the contractor for distribution and use.

    The City of Mason City reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to waive technicalities and irregularities.

    Published upon order of the City Council of the City of Mason City, Iowa.

    Aaron Burnett, City Clerk, City of Mason City, Iowa

    Publish 4-3-19
    Emailed 3-19-19

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    March 20, 2019 at 9:31 am

    27TH STREET SW
    LIFT STATION PROJECT
    NOTICE TO BIDDERS / NOTICE OF HEARING

    Notice is hereby given that sealed bids will be received by the City of Mason City, at City Hall, 10 1st St. N.W., Mason City, Iowa, 50401 before 2:00 p.m. on the 25th day of April, 2019, at which time and place (City Hall, 10 1st Street NW, Mason City, Iowa 50401) they will be publicly opened and read aloud for the 27th Street SW Lift Station Project.

    Bids will be considered by the City Council at a meeting to be held in the Mason City Room, Mason City Public Library, 225 2nd St. S.E., Mason City, Iowa beginning at 7:00 p.m., on the 7th day of May, 2019, and will be acted upon at such a time and place or at such later time and place as may then be fixed. Prior thereto, at said time and place, a public hearing will also be held on the proposed plans, specifications, form of contract, and estimate of costs for said improvements. At said hearing, the Council will also receive and consider any objections to said plans and specifications, form of contract or to the estimated cost of said improvement made by any interested party.

    The 27th Street SW Lift Station Project is located approximately ¾ mile south of the intersection of 19th St SW and South Pierce Avenue, Mason City, Iowa between 27th Street SW and 43rd Street SW, west of South Pierce Avenue.

    The proposed construction proposed consists of two contracts:

    Contract I – Lift Station:

    Construction of a wet well/dry well cast-in-place concrete lift station approximately 18’x20’x17’ deep including generator, electrical, controls, pumping system and restoration work.

    Contract II – Force Main:

    Installation of approximately 4,015 lineal feet of 12” force main by open cut and/or directional drill methods including testing and restoration work.

    Method of construction shall be by contract and all work is to be done in strict compliance with Plans and Specifications prepared by Short Elliott Hendrickson (SEH) which have theretofore been approved by the City Council, City of Mason City and are now on file for public examination in the office of City Clerk located at Mason City-City Hall. Paper copies of Bidding Forms and copies of Plans and Specifications and contract documents may be obtained from the Engineer’s Office at Short Elliott Hendrickson Inc. (SEH), 215 North Adams Avenue, Mason City, Iowa 50401 for a $25.00 deposit, refundable if returned unused within 14 days after the bid opening. Contractors requesting paper copies will be placed on the bidders list by the Engineer. QuestCDN will maintain bidders list and distribution of any addenda.

    Complete digital image copies of the Bidding Documents, Contract Documents, and Plans and Specifications are available for download for free at https://www.questcdn.com. These documents may be viewed or downloaded by selecting this project by entering eBidDocTM Number 6219654 on the QuestCDN Search Projects page. For assistance and free membership registration, contact QuestCDN at 952.233.1632 or info@questcdn.com.

    The kinds of materials proposed to be used and approximate amounts are as set out in the “Bid Form” which by this reference is made a part of this notice.

    Each bid shall be sealed in an envelope marked “Bid for 27th Street SW Lift Station Project, Mason City, Iowa.” Each bid must be accompanied in a separate envelope by a bidding check or bid bond in an amount equal to ten percent (10%) of the bid price, said check being either a certified or cashier’s check, drawing on a credit union in Iowa or chartered under the laws of the United States, made payable to the City of Mason City, Iowa, as security that the bidder will furnish the required bonds and enter into a contract within ten (10) working days, excluding Saturday, Sunday and holidays, after award of the contract to him.

    Bidders shall not be permitted to withdraw their bids for a period of thirty (30) days after the same are opened.

    Work under the proposed Contract shall commence within ten (10) calendar days after the date set forth in the Notice to Proceed.
    All work shall be substantially complete by no later than December 31, 2019. All work shall be fully completed and ready for final payment by no later than June 15, 2020.
    Substantial completion is defined as follows: All work is complete except for turf restoration and minor cleanup of the project site.
    The City of Mason City, in accordance with the provisions of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (78 Stat. 252, 42 U.S.C. §§ 2000d to 2000d-4) and the Regulations, hereby notifies all bidders that it will affirmatively ensure that any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, disadvantaged business enterprises will be afforded full and fair opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, or national origin in consideration for an award.

    Prospective bidders’ or contractor’s attention is specifically called to the Mason City Human Rights Commission Specifications which mandates that female and minority business enterprises shall be afforded the maximum opportunity to participate in the performance of this project. Prospective bidders’ or contractor’s attention is also directed to the fact that the Mason City Human Rights Commission will notify firms designated as Minority, Women, and/or Disadvantaged Business Enterprises, of this project and determine if they are interested in participating as subcontractors for this project. Prospective bidders or contractors shall then be notified by the Commission of those interested parties.

    The established DBE goal for this project is 0% of the total amount bid.

    This Work shall be subject to minimum wages and labor standards in accordance with Iowa State law.

    By virtue of statutory authority, preference will be given to products and provisions grown and coal produced within the State of Iowa.

    In accordance with Iowa statutes, a resident bidder shall be allowed a preference as against a nonresident bidder from a state or foreign country if that state or foreign country gives or requires any preference to bidders from that state or foreign country, including but not limited to any preference to bidders, the imposition of any type of labor force preference, or any other form of preferential treatment to bidders or laborers from that state or foreign country. The preference allowed shall be equal to the preference given or required by the state or foreign country in which the nonresident bidder is a resident. In the instance of a resident labor force preference, a nonresident bidder shall apply the same resident labor force preference to a public improvement in this state as would be required in the construction of a public improvement by the state or foreign country in which the nonresident bidder is a resident.

    Bidders shall be expected to comply with Chapters 91C and 103A of the Code of Iowa concerning the registration and bonding of construction contractors and the successful bidder shall be required to supply the City of Mason City with proof of said compliance.

    Payment to the contractor will be made in cash, the proceeds of bonds, notes or project notes, or from the payment of special assessments not pledged to the payment of Special Assessment Bonds, and in cash derived from the sale of Special Assessment Bonds, to be issued in accordance with Chapter 384 of the Code of Iowa, 2017, and in particular, Section 384.68 of said Code, in anticipation of the collection of said special assessments, an estimate of such assessments being on file with the City Clerk, said bonds to be sold by the City at not less than the par value thereof, plus accrued interest. Any deficiency between the amount of the contract price of said improvements and the amount of proceeds from the payment of unpledged special assessments and from the sale of said Special Assessment Bonds shall be paid from the proceeds of the issuance and sale of General Obligation Bonds, as may be legally issued and/or from such other funds as may be legally used for such purposes.

    Payment will be made to the contractor in the amount of one hundred percent (100%) of the contract value, not earlier than 31 days from the final acceptance of the work by the City, subject to the conditions and in accordance with the provisions of Chapters 26 and 573 of the Code of Iowa, as needed. The contractor will be paid each month, ninety-five percent (95%) of the engineer’s estimate of the value of acceptable work completed at the end of the preceding month.

    The bidder’s attention is called to the prompt payment to the subcontractors under Chapter 573.12 of the Code of Iowa.

    Plans and specifications governing the construction of the proposed improvements have been prepared by SEH, 215 North Adams, Mason City, Iowa, which plans and specifications, and also prior proceedings of the Mason City, Iowa, City Council referring to and defining said proposed improvements, are hereby made a part of this notice and the proposed contract by reference, and the proposed contract shall be executed in compliance therewith.

    Copies of said plans and specifications are now on file in the office of the City Clerk, for examination by bidders.

    All bids shall NOT include Iowa Sales Tax for materials used in the project. Upon award, the successful bidder shall immediately provide a listing of subcontractors and associated Federal ID or Social Security Numbers for both the contractor and subcontractors. The City will register the contractor and subcontractors with the Iowa Department of Revenue and will provide appropriate certificates to the contractor for distribution and use.

    The City of Mason City, Iowa reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to waive any irregularities or informalities in bids or bidding.

    Published upon order of the City Council of the City of Mason City, Iowa.

    /s/Aaron Burnett
    Aaron Burnett, City Clerk

    Publish 4-23-19
    Emailed 3-19-19

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 20, 2019 at 8:34 am

    Ms. Pirro on the Fox Network, was correct when she states that Islam and the US Constitution are in conflict. Islam is a “Form of Government” disguised as a religion and not compatible with the US Constitution. While this is never reported in the news it should be. Arab Countries govern themselves with their Koran. The term “Sharia Law” is taken directly from the Koran and is used throughout the Arab states to govern themselves. The Fox News Network owes Ms. Pirro an apology, she is spot on.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      March 20, 2019 at 1:17 pm

      Pirro’s show is all about hate. She’s completely crazy.
      Not to mention that she is a infamous liar, a notorious old slut and political whore.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        March 21, 2019 at 6:13 pm

        Poor Little Snowflake having a meltdown. Time to head to your safe space so you don’t have to make up lies anymore

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 20, 2019 at 8:34 am

    Warren is a career liar who has lived a lie for decades, now lies again by blaming her own family for the lie she swore by until recently? This is about as pathetic and repulsive as you can get.

    But of course, NOW it’s not Warrens fault, it’s her family’s fault. If she’ll throw her own family under the bus for her personal gain…..what do u think she’d do to our country?

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 20, 2019 at 8:33 am

    Ok, BETO. We want someone who looks, acts, and does everything EXACTLY like Trump. Oh.. Wait. ….. WE ALREADY HAVE THAT ! Bye, Felicia.

    I can remember when Presidential campaigns attracted serious candidates with serious messages. Now we get clowns like O’Dork with a questionable past and a speaking style of self medicated drug user.

    I don’t think O’Dork can be molded HE’S wimpy, non American, and trying to be something he’s not he is a weak person no backbone, that’s what I think.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 20, 2019 at 8:30 am

    1.3 illegal aliens apprehended per second, but it’s a “Manufactured Crisis”. Build That Wall. OUR President Donald Trump 2020

    The border wall is a much better deterrent, apprehensions will always occur, why? Because Democrat Party politicians have made it their mission to incentivise illegal aliens coming here for entitlement programs. Democrats, they don’t even call it illegal any longer, it’s watered down version is undocumented. They broke the law. Which makes them……… illegal aliens

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 20, 2019 at 8:30 am

    I’m writing this really slow so you can understand. The border patrol got lucky. There are 1954 miles of border, over all types of terrain, from desert, to water, to city. Patrol agents can’t be everywhere at once. So these happened to be in the right place at the right time. And who is to say that these 500 that were caught aren’t covering for a thousand that crossed at some other point.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 20, 2019 at 8:29 am

    Forget trying to REASON w/ the galactically ignorant Democrats. When not watching CNN, they have their collective heads firmly planted up their collective fannies !

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 20, 2019 at 8:28 am

    I just can’t wait until 2020 when Trump wins again and all the Crybaby Liberal Idiots will run to their safe space and cry.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 19, 2019 at 11:01 pm

    Three fire trucks at Walgreens tonight at 10:30 when I went by.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 19, 2019 at 6:11 pm

    I hate to tell you Booker but you are no Obama and your chances of being elected President are nil and none.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 19, 2019 at 6:10 pm

    The lefties in this country would be quite comfortable turning control of the United States over to the UN. The American taxpayer provides the majority of the funding for this global cesspool and the return on investment is hate and disrespect .

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 19, 2019 at 4:53 pm

    What is Donald Trump really like?
    Well, according to those that have been close to him;
    Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Trump had the understanding of “a fifth- or sixth-grader.”
    White House chief of staff John Kelly called Trump “an idiot and unhinged.”
    Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and former chief of staff Reince Priebus called Trump an “idiot.”
    Economic adviser Gary Cohn said Trump was “dumb as shit.”
    National security adviser H.R. McMaster said the president was a “dope.”
    White House chief strategist Steve Bannon said in November 2017 that Trump was “like an 11-year-old child.”
    Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in July 2017 called Trump a “moron.”

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 19, 2019 at 1:05 pm

    Trumpanzee:
    1. A mindless follower and believer of Donald Trump.
    2. An irrational creature prone to wild overreaction, rattling its cage at the slightest provocation
    and indiscriminately flinging its feces around until everything is covered in excrement.
    3. A person of caveman type intellect who follows lies and simplistic ideas, even when the truth would serve him or her better.
    4. Un-evolved members of society known for nonsensical, sexist, racist, and inflammatory remarks. Their low intelligence makes them impervious to facts.
    5. A person who has a blind, cult-like admiration of and devotion to the worst President in American history, Donald Trump.
    6. Is used to describe anyone who bury their head in the sand as they spread their buttcheeks and present their rectum to Donald Trump to show their intent that they will always choose loyalty to their master over loyalty to truth.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 19, 2019 at 12:28 pm

    Trumptard:
    A idiotic chimp minded individual who follows the current pathetic excuse for a president, Donald Trump.

    A mental disorder characterized by blindly following a washed up reality tv star who thinks they’re a “stable genius” and insists that they have “the best words”.

    Other symptoms include Fox news addiction, compulsive uninformed tweeting, use of logical fallacies in discussions, denial of easily demonstrated facts, excessive chanting of the phrases “MAGA” and “LOCK HER UP”, typing in all caps, misogyny, racism, and blatant sheer stupidity.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 19, 2019 at 10:31 am

    Trumplican definition:
    A Republican who strays from party values and the goes against the USA Constition to pander to the cowardly draft dodger and idiot Donald Trump.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      March 20, 2019 at 8:27 am

      And, you love the Clinton Crime Family or the Great Divider Obama. You have no clue what was in the constitution. The Democrats try to change the rules because they can’t win.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 19, 2019 at 8:21 am

    I can’t believe with as good as everything is going in this country there is this abuse to the president. He isn’t perfect but he is doing a great job.

    They haven’t come up with anything with credible evidence to back anything up yet all false accusations against Trump nothing but a Democrat witch hunt.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 19, 2019 at 8:21 am

    Very true the biggest most costliest witch-hunt ever…now they’re going to go after his taxes are you f****** kidding me…what about the uranium deal and Hillary why is that not a big deal??????

    No one in their lifetime has seen a president treated as he has been treated. If you can’t see it ,then you are stupid. It’s in the news every.day. And Clinton’s still walk the streets

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 19, 2019 at 8:19 am

    Attn: Mr. Nunes
    Judicial Watch should call on all deplorables to file charges against all involved in Russian Collusion, Coup Attempt and Treason. All 70 million of us will join in the lawsuit. Can this be done and when charges are filed can we do a citizen’s arrest?

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      March 19, 2019 at 4:28 pm

      Candidate Party Popular Votes
      Donald J. Trump Republican 62,980,160
      Hillary R. Clinton Democratic 65,845,063

      Where did those extra 8 million of you come from? Besides, I know that only a few hundred of you are truly deplorable, the rest just made a mistake.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 19, 2019 at 8:18 am

    Nunes is suing TWITTER for all the lies they put out about him multiple times EVERYDAY! AND he said this one lawsuit is just ONE OF MANY.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      March 19, 2019 at 11:56 am

      OMG–if Nunes wins his lawsuit against Twitter, just think of all the lawsuits that will be filed against our unstable Twitter Storm of a President!!!

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        March 20, 2019 at 8:22 am

        You truly are that stupid. Check your facts before you run off your mouth.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 19, 2019 at 8:16 am

    Not only is France morphing into socialism but their culture is being tested by immigration from Islamic countries. Gee, I missed this on CNN and MSNBC and MSM… The elected leaders FORCED THIS upon the people of France under the guise of COMPASSION. F THE LEADERS. And the first thing Amy Klobachar will do is get us back into this mess…

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 18, 2019 at 6:01 pm

    I REMEMBER!! And will NEVER FORGET 911.
    Seems I remember ALL THE MUSLIMS CHEERING ON THAT DAY

    Isn’t it amazing that anyone can talk of even the Removal of Trump by Death and are Praised for it and Pirro speaks a complete Truth and gets removed. Pathetic….Fox…..Pathetic.

    You have got to be friggin kidding me! Why isn’t that horrific show ‘The View’ off the air for all their offensive crap.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 18, 2019 at 6:01 pm

    The question stands:
    As a US member of the House of Representatives, Omar should have no problem denouncing sharia law, but will she?

    I didn’t realize we were living in a Muslim country where Americans get in trouble for saying what they feel. Yes, this is the new USA. The Democrats and Rinos will pay dearly for this one day. It’s a disgrace. I actually cannot believe all that I’ve witnessed in the past 2 yrs. Wow!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 18, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    I hope this is a joke! That is the dumbest suggestion I have ever heard! Even18 is young. They should change the voting age to 21.
    If a 17-year-old that kills people cannot be tried as an adult because he’s too young to know right from wrong, why should 16-year-olds vote?!?!

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      March 18, 2019 at 6:22 pm

      Possibly because there’s a certain party that’s running scared. It’s just another way to drum up votes. Constantly bash the other party, let felons vote, allow illegals who won’t assimilate vote, support lazy people with hard working tax payer money, are more ways to get votes.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 18, 2019 at 5:59 pm

    Congress does NOT deserve ANY pay raise because they’ve done nothing but fight, argue, lie, deceive, ignore, and disrupt everything this country has stood for. This is DEFINITELY not the country I grew up believing we had.

    They work two and a half days a week why should they get more money everything should be cut in half

    Seriously? A pay raise for a Congress that does nothing for the American people? Uh…NO! How about term limits???? YES to that!

    No pay raises until the national debt is completely leveled. No lifetime benefits or pensions. They get access only to the same health insurance as the rest of us. Term limits. Travel on their own dime. 3 weeks vacation annually

    Let’s talk pay cuts, limited retirement with term limits, while we’re at it let’s also set a minimum number of working days or you don’t get paid period. They ALL need to be knocked down a notch or two or ten.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 18, 2019 at 5:58 pm

    Democrats can’t remember that they are the party of slavery and KKK either.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 18, 2019 at 5:58 pm

    Biden is a criminal liar.
    His sons got billion dollar contracts everywhere Biden as VP traveled including China

    Old groping Uncle Joe has memory of convenience.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 18, 2019 at 5:57 pm

    Attention black people:. Can’t you see, just like Hillary, Biden is liar and will lie and pander to you in order to get your vote, then leave you high and dry until the next election…#walkaway……does anyone remember his speech to a black audience when he said republicans wanted to put black people (he said ya’ll ) back in chains again…how racist is that???

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 18, 2019 at 5:57 pm

    From what I have seen of O’Rourke, he definitely doesn’t look or sound like presidential material !!! World leaders will flatten like a pancake and use him for a doormat !!! We need someone that has more to offer and nothing to hide !!!!!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 18, 2019 at 2:34 pm

    For a different kind of comment, ShopKo, is closing (all) stores.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      March 18, 2019 at 5:55 pm

      Read that today. Sorry to hear it. One less place to shop and one less reason to come to Mason City.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 18, 2019 at 2:04 pm

    The bottom feeders don’t feel good unless they waste millions of our money. You would think they would be delirious by now, but no their little brains are still struggling with the loss to Trump.
    They haven’t learned yet because the same crew is still pushing more crap that nobody wants.
    Nobody with half a brain wants more illegals and drugs or more unemployment.
    On second thought that is exactly what the halfwit Democrats want. I rest my case..

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 18, 2019 at 8:19 am

    So AOC apartment in NY was rent free cause her daddy owned the building. Then AOC moved into an exclusive expensive apartment in DC and outfitted herself in outfits and accessories that cost thousands of dollars. AOC enjoys her car, riding in cars and air travel. All in complete conflict with her campaign platform and promises and in complete conflict with her #NewGreenDeal. And then AOC ruins tens of thousands of jobs and billions in revenue out of her state/district and celebrates her “win”. This is the only thing that AOC has done that rings true to her words…….keep the people unemployed and government dependent to further her socialist agenda. Which would keep her in the lap of luxury while keeping the masses impoverished. Her paying her boyfriend absolutely fits her sense of entitlement and arrogance!!! Impeach her socialist ass!

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      March 19, 2019 at 4:32 pm

      She really has you worried, doesn’t she??? Your obsession is quite ridiculous.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        March 19, 2019 at 6:12 pm

        Her lack of intellect is quite ridiculous.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        March 20, 2019 at 8:24 am

        Nope, just can’t stand stupid uniformed people like her and you. What a waste of a college education. She should sue her college instructors.

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          March 20, 2019 at 9:09 am

          I don’t think that has anything to do with your obsession. I think you are hopelessly in love with her. Nobody else writes so much about her.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 18, 2019 at 8:18 am

    Republicans need to grow some gonads, clear out the trash in their own party and start working for America. We are tired of weak Republicans running in fear of the left. Stand up and fight for your country. That’s why democrats took the house no one wanted to leave the same weak kneed do nothings in place. Many voted against those who did nothing when they had every chance.

    Democrats are such an embarrassment .