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  1. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 17, 2019 at 12:10 pm

    The VA and its programs are being ran by crooks with no accountability. If I had stolen funds meant for needy vets, and gave them to my family members, id be in prison. Those who have be shown to have done it recently have not only kept their jobs, but have not been reprimanded. All forms of government have this issue. Someone does something wrong, and it falls on blind eyes. A citizen does the same thing, and they are thrown in prison, and have to pay everything back.

  2. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 17, 2019 at 8:13 am

    Rep. Waters… you and your Democratic party are the true enemies of the United States… YOU and your party have made it very clear that no matter what President Trump does, you’ll oppose him… he could cure cancer and you’d find fault in it… It’s past time we do away with the Democrats… if they won’t support the United States and our Constitution, then they should be treated like the enemies of America that they are…

    • Anonymous Too Reply Report comment

      January 17, 2019 at 10:24 am

      This sounds exactly how the Republican ran congress acted when Obama was president. This is what is wrong with our system. Democratic party does this and the Republican party has a cow even though they did the same thing a few year back. Both parties need to put on their big boy pants, work together and do what is best for our country. Quit blaming everything on each other and work together!!
      Both parties are at fault when it come to this type of BS.

  3. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 17, 2019 at 8:13 am

    Obama did this, he put a bullseye on our law enforcement officers. Must be mandatory death penalties for the shooters in all states.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 17, 2019 at 10:26 am

      STF up and go back to bed you fool.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 17, 2019 at 6:11 pm

        Look there, a Dumb Ass calling someone else a fool.

  4. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 17, 2019 at 8:12 am

    Why do people insist on calling it progressive. Your feeding the beast, Its Socialism pure and simple. These people are subversive to our Constitution and our form of government.

  5. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 17, 2019 at 8:12 am

    Miles of fence at some border cities have been built and prove that it works but more miles need to be built.

  6. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 17, 2019 at 8:11 am

    I think it is incredibly insulting, that the liberals (Nancy and Chuck) think we are not smart enough to know WALLS WORK. That’s why prisons have them, that’s why zoos have them and that’s why politicians have them, that’s why they have them. I really don’t need to know her opinion to form my own

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 17, 2019 at 9:31 am

      Zoos and prisons have walls to keep people and animals in yet both still escape. Your “opinion” isn’t really an opinion, it is a spoon fed answer from your god – DJT.

  7. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 17, 2019 at 8:11 am

    Rosie also believes Obama was a great president. That should tell you all you need to know about Rosie’s beliefs. Like most Demoncrats she’s obviously not mentally stable by any stretch of the imagination.

  8. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 17, 2019 at 8:10 am

    Demonrats believe this stuff. Putin reached in and made Trump President, (I have no idea why the all knowing Obama the Great, aka The Kenyan, let him) and they are going to Impeach Trump by noon Friday. THEY REALLY BELIEVE IT.

    • anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 17, 2019 at 9:33 am

      The President’s attorney just sealed his fate when he said “there may have been collusion with Russia by members of his campaign but not him” He just admitted what you all have been denying since day 1.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 17, 2019 at 6:12 pm

        Collusion is not a crime you dumb ass. And, it was not by Trump.

  9. Blast Furnace Reply Report comment

    January 17, 2019 at 4:36 am

    When you fart in the middle of the night, does it blast out voluminous in composition and sound?

  10. Escape Club Reply Report comment

    January 17, 2019 at 4:27 am

    Sure is nice having escaped out of Iowa. What misery was found there!

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 17, 2019 at 6:48 am

      We won’t miss you. Enjoy California.

  11. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 16, 2019 at 4:15 pm

    “Pelosi knows how to play chicken”, sure she does. She’s a dried up old hen, that should be on her way to the soup factory.

  12. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 16, 2019 at 2:51 pm

    If folks want to be pissed off about the shutdown, be pissed at the folks that gave the Democrat party the position to be obstructionist. Nothing is going forward as long as the Democrats focus is undermining Trump, instead of making policy that is positive for the US.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 16, 2019 at 4:20 pm

      Remember when the RepubliCONs said they would do everything in their power to make Obama a one term president? How did you feel about obstruction then?

  13. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 16, 2019 at 2:50 pm

    ARREST PELOSI FOR TREASONOUS ACTS AGAINST AMERICA.

  14. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 16, 2019 at 2:50 pm

    It doesn’t bother you liberals that Pelosi puts illegals before the safety of American citizens, then you are part of the problem. But then, what can you expect from an anti American socialist/Democrats.

  15. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 16, 2019 at 2:49 pm

    Democrats are a joke, use your common sense for once in your life, more security at ports of entry but leave the rest of the border wide open that is the dumbest thing I have ever heard.

  16. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 16, 2019 at 2:48 pm

    Hey Pelosi, you need to remember you are not in charge of everything. What about being concerned about the security of Americans? Why not meet with the Angel Moms. You are a very confused person. You need to get out and listen to the American people, you might learn something.

  17. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 16, 2019 at 2:48 pm

    The ONLY people that would “fear” a Citizenship question are illegal-undocumented aliens. There is absolutely NO reason for Citizens and LEGAL Immigrants to “fear” that question.

  18. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 16, 2019 at 2:47 pm

    There really should be some kind of test you have to pass before you can even run for public office. A common sense test comes to mind, but in this case Ocasio/Cortez probably would have failed.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 16, 2019 at 4:22 pm

      I would bet she would tie you in knots in ANY kind of debate.

  19. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 16, 2019 at 2:47 pm

    Ocasio/Cortez is a product of our schools and churches too. God help us because these people think that they can just dip in our taxpayers’ cash and we have no say. She rules or so she thinks.

  20. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 16, 2019 at 2:40 pm

    Has anything been done with the library yet? Is part of it still closed because of mold?

  21. Allen Reply Report comment

    January 16, 2019 at 2:28 pm

    I wonder what US president sent Paul Whelan to Russia.

  22. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 16, 2019 at 9:14 am

    You are such a dumbass numbnuts.
    Same old BS from you everyday

  23. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 16, 2019 at 8:25 am

    It’s hilarious DemoKKKrats think Mueller is going to overturn the election. LOL Let the house waste time holding impeachment hearings… it will be entertaining and will not get them re-elected hahaha

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 16, 2019 at 9:15 am

      You are such a dumbass numbnuts.
      Same old BS from you everyday

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 16, 2019 at 9:29 am

        And from you…
        Bwaaaaaaaaaa

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 16, 2019 at 12:52 pm

        And the same from you.
        Bwaaaaaaaaa

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 16, 2019 at 2:46 pm

        The real Dumb Ass is you. You read it every day!

  24. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 16, 2019 at 8:24 am

    Yes, POTUS spent his own money on the football team, they loved it, and the White House kitchen staff is furloughed due to the partial government shutdown…….so Trump did the right thing and did way good!!! I love that about him!!!

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 16, 2019 at 9:16 am

      Idiot

    • Not so Reply Report comment

      January 16, 2019 at 12:41 pm

      Mcdonalds? Wendy’s? BK? Fave food? That’s not a lunch of champions. That’s a middle school field trip https://t.co/rQfd0nsXxv
      — Tajh Boyd (@TajhB10) January 14, 2019

      This is a tweet from Tajh Boyd, a Clemson player. Sounds like he absolutely loved it, right?

  25. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 16, 2019 at 8:23 am

    If Trump was to serve prime rib or something expensive the dems would be all over that. Look at Trump spending tons of money while government workers are not getting paid. But who cares that the dems are enjoying Puerto Rico on the taxpayers dime while government is shut down.

  26. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 16, 2019 at 8:23 am

    Trump’s been at the White house keeping the fires burning while the snowflakes is off playing and getting paid for nothing

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 16, 2019 at 9:17 am

      You really have your head up your ass.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 16, 2019 at 3:16 pm

        And you are my ass, and that’s not my head.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 16, 2019 at 4:43 pm

      He is lying and so are you. Pelosi was in Washington all weekend. He hasn’t been in the White House waiting. Lets see-He was in Texas last week and Tennessee this week. Unless those 2 states have moved to the northeast, he wasn’t in the WH.

  27. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 16, 2019 at 8:22 am

    Cortez is going to start skimming money from the people that she’s accusing of wrongdoing just like Mad Max… it’s time that they cut their salaries and they should have to use the same benefits as the people that they are sworn to protect they should have to count on Social Security because you know what if they did it would never go anywhere… You’ve got insane people like Maxine Waters recruiting radical socialist mega moron ocasio Cortez… This country is going down the s****** so fast it’s almost a blur

  28. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 15, 2019 at 12:08 pm

    “Two Minnesotans accused of beating person in Worth county hotel
    To view this story, you must be a SUBSCRIBER…”

    Bwaahhaaaa…
    Who would be stupid enough to pay for this joke of an online rag?

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 15, 2019 at 1:17 pm

      Nobody that expects everything for free!

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 15, 2019 at 6:04 pm

      The real clown is someone who is on here every day and refuses to pay for the service. Cheap ass liberal.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 16, 2019 at 12:24 pm

        Congratulations on your Darwin award for astoundingly stupid judgment.

        The NIT publisher needs to get a navelplex.
        It is a smooth-edged, thin, round piece of plexiglass that can be inserted into the his navel.
        Its purpose is to provide a viewport or navigational tool for you whose head is stuck so far up his ass that you are unable to see or move about safely.

        • Anonymous Reply Report comment

          January 16, 2019 at 3:19 pm

          Good spin, but you are still a Cheap ass liberal.

  29. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 15, 2019 at 11:08 am

    Trump milestones 1) Winning the WH with the biggest LOSING MARGIN in the history of the USA -3,000,000 votes). 2) More indicted cabinet and advisory member in 2 years, than any other president got in 8 years. 3) Only president to PROUDLY have been married 3 times, and baby daddy to kids from all three, AND CHEATED ON ALL THREE. 4) Only president to admit to paying off hush money to pornstars. 5) LONGEST SHUTDOWN from a tamper tantrum in history.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 15, 2019 at 5:34 pm

      What’s a “tamper tantrum”? Another post from a LIBUFFOON.

  30. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 15, 2019 at 10:50 am

    It is quite clear that if you post something reasonable on this site, it is not at all appreciated ! Over the past few months, I have responded to a number of comments and when I check back, they have been removed. And they are not offenive, off-color, no swearing, etc. jI used to pay for the Subscription, but this has happened so many times, responding to news articles as wel, l that it is not worth it. If free speech isn’t free speech because I am not Alt-Right or mentally challenged ??? Then what is this sight for ??
    I believe in a Free Society, exchange of differing opinions is a good thing!

  31. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 15, 2019 at 10:23 am

    Those who voted for Benedict Donald will suffer the most due to his policies.
    Russian Agent Trump continues to hold Americans Hostage.

    You people who supported Trump are now seeing the REAL Donald Trump.
    Soulless, immoral, and personally responsible for 800,000 AMERICAN Federal jobs, who have no paychecks.
    China now imports 98% of their Soy from other regions. Nice job Republicans…nice job.
    This so called President is a CON MAN. Always was, always will be.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 15, 2019 at 11:16 am

      USA needs to bar all migration. We now have enough people and enough genetic diversity. Also we need to bring all our troops home and quit giving other countries $ and strengthen our forces protecting our borders and killing all murders. starting back min of 2 yrs active military service to both male and female citizens when 18 yr old. Min of one child per person and no government handouts all work. If caught using drugs forced labor min 15 yrs. State of Calif to become a enclosed jail for all those breaking the law. ACLU outlawed and all members sent to prison.All trans thrown in jail for life. Movie stars should censored and those being jerks sent to prison for life. All who found guilty of sex crimes castrated and sent to prison for life. All races are bred pure no mixing anymore. Gays fixed so genes are not allowed in general population. No piercings allowed. Everyone payed same wage. Everyone speaks English.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 15, 2019 at 11:43 am

        Forgot no smoking or drinking the country would become healthier.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 15, 2019 at 12:54 pm

        Gotta make swearing a punishable action too. And lying? Oh boy. California here I come. Whoever posted the above comment is probably on trump’s short list of vp candidates next election.

  32. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 15, 2019 at 8:20 am

    1) When did the United States become the only country in the world that’s not allowed to decide who enters or does not enter the country? 2) When did United States federal immigration laws become null and void? Exact date, please.

  33. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 15, 2019 at 8:19 am

    We want legal immigrants we don’t want criminals drugs and trafficking of human beings. Not only that we don’t want our tax dollars going to their healthcare and education. We have our own citizens and vets that need support, but for some insane reason they are put on the back burner. Personally I take care of my house and family first then others if I can.

  34. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 15, 2019 at 8:19 am

    There should be no illegals allowed in the U.S.A. MIT and Yale’s study show that the USA has 20,000,000 illegals costing us $134,500,000.00 per year and going up. I am in favor of Green cards but they need to live by the rules of a Green card. It is time for a wall, walls work. We are helping to pay for walls in several countries in the world. Let’s secure our country.

  35. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 14, 2019 at 10:05 pm

    North Iowa Hockey:

    Today I went to Hosmer to get an Odyssey. When asked, I told them not to worry, they would get the money. They said come back when you HAVE the money.

    You say you want a new ice rink. Most of the taxpayers will say, come back when you HAVE the money. If you ever will.

    • NIT Publisher

      NIT Publisher Reply Report comment

      January 14, 2019 at 11:00 pm

      There are 7 “taxpayers” elected in City Hall and they are the only ones that matter at this point – they call the shots. The arena is going to get built, nothing to stand in the way now. Better sell a lot of $7.50 beers over the next few years.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 15, 2019 at 8:18 am

        Sounds like a very wise investment from Mason City’s finest, NOT!!! They’re all in it together to line their pockets with our tax dollars. Each and every one of them needs to be given the boot in the Arse, and lead them out the door.

      • N.E.MCMAN Reply Report comment

        January 15, 2019 at 5:36 pm

        The money will be made back with the many non-hockey events that will be held there…. Oh, I forgot, in 2 years it will be ALL HOCKEY, ALL THE TIME.

        • Observer the Original Reply Report comment

          January 16, 2019 at 6:24 am

          If you look back on the research they did for this Arena, you will find that they expected to bring in $692,000 in revenues every year, with $691,000 in operating costs. I find it hard to believe that hockey will bring in that sort of Revenue.

          Sure they will bring in some sort of promoter to help fill the arena during non hockey time. But what will that promoter bring in that hundreds of other arenas around the country cannot? What will set us apart from venues in Waterloo, Rochester, or other locations?

          Lastly, how is this Arena going to be self-sufficient when so many other communities around the country who have built these things, reverted to increasing taxes to recover shortfalls in Revenue?

          I remind you that our community is shrinking, tax revenues are decreasing. Given that fact the burden for maintaining city services is falling on fewer taxpayers, why not focus on necessities. An arena will not draw people to move here if the infrastructure is crumbling and the city cannot maintain its minimal services to its existing citizens (nor enforce current laws that will help the community and make it look like a better place to live).

          Successful communities do not allow illegal trash dumps, they do not allow property owners to continue to ignore the law, they do not even allow commercial vehicles parked in residential areas overnight. If you are going to grow a community, you had better look to see how and why others are so successful.

          • Anonymous

            January 16, 2019 at 8:20 am

            Well said, the problem is the elites pushed by the spendthrift Chamber of Commerce (as long as it’s tax money) will not pay any attention to truth and logic.

  36. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 14, 2019 at 6:09 pm

    The wall will make the job of the agents easier. With miles of open border the agents have a hard time doing their jobs. In some places the illegals drive cars across.

    • anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 14, 2019 at 9:11 pm

      Yeah, they are all taking right turns and boom, they are across the border!

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 15, 2019 at 8:22 am

        You are a total Dumb Ass that has obviously never been to the border. There are lots of places you can drive across.

        • anonymous Reply Report comment

          January 15, 2019 at 12:51 pm

          I have been in Mexico often. It is a great vacation spot. I have driven across the border, ridden on a train throughout Mexico and sailed down the coast to Mexico – both via the Pacific and the Gulf. I have even camped there. You paranoid trumpkins have believed the whole tamale that he and his minions have thrown out there. Ever ask yourself who exactly will build the wall? What company or companies? Guess who will make a killing off the building of the wall – trump’s buddies and those that he owes will be the ones who build it and skim millions off the top so they can build their own fortresses in some remote Caribbean country.

          • Anonymous

            January 15, 2019 at 6:03 pm

            You are full of shit. I worked and lived there for over two years. Most of my work was done around the border.

          • anonymous

            January 16, 2019 at 12:43 pm

            Everything I said is the truth. You must have been working as a mule or a coyote.

  37. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 14, 2019 at 5:01 pm

    We are all paying for Trumps kink. Getting pissed on by Russian teen age prostitutes is damaging our country. Did he also suck Putins “C”?

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 14, 2019 at 6:31 pm

      Pathetic, and sick, post.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 14, 2019 at 11:56 pm

        I agree. What do you expect from an “educated” LEFTY?

        • Anonymous Reply Report comment

          January 15, 2019 at 8:08 am

          A lot more than we would expect from an uneducated moron from the right.

          • Anonymous

            January 15, 2019 at 6:06 pm

            The only morons are on the left stupid.

  38. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 14, 2019 at 3:54 pm

    When asked about whether there was any concern that Kohan would live up to his side of the agreement ( maintenance issues), Burnett argued that any maintenance issue would “come up further down the road.”….is this man and this town truly THIS stupid?

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 14, 2019 at 3:55 pm

      remodeling a building we don’t own!! Yes, this town IS this stupid.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 14, 2019 at 5:09 pm

        It’s the only way to pay for it. Multi purpose arenas aren’t free. If the city owned the building, the tax payer would have to pay for its construction through increased property tax.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 15, 2019 at 9:37 am

      Yes, he is that stupid, and he’s screwed up everything he did in every other town he’s worked for. We’re stupid for hiring him, especially at that huge salary.

  39. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 14, 2019 at 11:14 am

    4

  40. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 14, 2019 at 8:30 am

    NBC is starting shit saying Trump is trying to use hurricane relief money to build the wall !!! Do you think the vacationers have anything to do with that ??? All that right after the NYT put that BS Russia article out about the FBI investigating Trump !!! The fake news just never stops and the left lap it up like a shit eating dogs !!!

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 14, 2019 at 1:12 pm

      Truth hurts, don’t it buddy?

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 14, 2019 at 6:06 pm

        Are you really that stupid? Or, is it you just can’t read?

  41. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 14, 2019 at 8:30 am

    I want the wall. I think Trump should hold his ground. I believe this country needs immigration and I believe it should be well vetted, well screened and in accordance with the law. It used to be that immigrants had to show an ability to support themselves or be sponsored so as not to be a burden on the state. I think that was a reasonable expectation.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 15, 2019 at 9:41 am

      You want the wall? Fine. You go build it, and you and Dump pay for it. The rest of us aren’t going to.

  42. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 14, 2019 at 8:29 am

    This is exactly why the socialist want power, so that they can dictate who, how, where, when, and how much to both business and individuals alike! If you believe they are interested in anything but total control you are just fooling yourself! First steps will be gutting the first and second amendments so that there is less resistance!

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 15, 2019 at 9:44 am

      The oligarchs in power are the ones who want all the power, so they loot the national treasury, and let Putin and the KGB play Dump for a fool, just like they’re doing now.

  43. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 14, 2019 at 8:29 am

    N.Y.C. fools go out and vote for Alinsky socialist and then have a problem when this fool does this——-socialism has never worked anywhere in this world, wake the hell up !

  44. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 14, 2019 at 8:28 am

    Obama’s Fed Chairman Bernanke printing 3 trillion to keep his weak economy afloat is the cause of most of the wealth gap! It’s on paper in inflated stock prices

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 14, 2019 at 3:27 pm

      Bull. Corporate greed and corruption by the wealthy are the reasons.

  45. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 14, 2019 at 8:28 am

    Socialized medicine will cost at least 3.2 trillion a year and the Green New Deal will cost 4 trillion a year and will cause millions to lose their jobs and every house, car, building will have to be converted to renewable energy. This 7.2 trillion a year does not include the free college or guaranteed income. How many trillions will that cost per year and who’s going to pay for it? Everyone except the very poor and then everyone else will become just as poor. It’s utterly ridiculous and there are actual congress people supporting this pipe dream that nobody wants.

  46. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 14, 2019 at 8:27 am

    THINK ABOUT THIS !. We the people elect those to go to Washington to represent us. Seldom does this happen and once there, they forget about us and take care of themselves. Here is the best example of this. Our younger generation now have to work until they are seventy years old to get Social Security. Why ? Well there are a couple reasons the Government will tell you. #1. People live longer and due to this, they draw more SS. Granted, this may be true so let’s say this may be a justified reason. So, let me counter this with the opposite reason. Too many people are getting SS who never paid in their fair share. # 2 The Government has the statistics on this, but did not adjust this accordingly. So, once again they were lackluster in doing their job. But the biggest reason is since Lyndon Johnson, every President has used our SS for various reasons and not once paid what they borrowed back. So what it all comes down to, because our Government did not pay attention to what was going on and because they never paid back what they borrowed, our younger generation take this big time hit right on the chin. I am sure this next generation will offer you a heart filled thank you for not doing your job so they have to now work longer to get what they deserve.

  47. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 14, 2019 at 7:30 am

    “I could never understand ethnic or national pride. Because to me pride should be reserved for something you achieve or attain on your own, not something that happens by accident of birth. Being Irish isn’t a skill, it’s a f#ckin’ genetic accident. You wouldn’t say ‘I’m proud to be 5’11”. I’m proud to have a predisposition for colon cancer.’ So why the f#ck would you be proud to be Irish, or proud to be Italian, or American or anything?”

  48. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 13, 2019 at 6:12 pm

    For the last 15 years the Democratic party has been screaming for border security From Bill And Hillary, Obama Shumer all made big big speeches on it. Now we have a Pres. that wants to take a step , do something anyways ,a wall is a start. An the Dems.act like they gargled with turpentine. You all win the nutso award in my book. From an X democrat

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 13, 2019 at 6:20 pm

      If Obama had built a wall, trump would want to tear it down just because obama built it.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 13, 2019 at 9:39 pm

        Purely conjecture.

        • Anonymous Reply Report comment

          January 14, 2019 at 9:22 am

          No, not really. Based on prior actions and his jealousy of President Obama’s popularity , it makes sense.

  49. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 13, 2019 at 6:11 pm

    The only thing democrats wants from the American taxpayer is to fund their Socialist and climate change agendas. They want the American people to be their slaves so they can get rich and more powerful. The last thing they want is Trump to be successful because that would cause them a great setback for 2020.

  50. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 13, 2019 at 6:11 pm

    I’m friends with some immigrants that have come into this country legally. They are offended that people come in illegally. It’s ok to come into the country but it should be legally. That’s why we have immigration laws. BUILD THE WALL…. enough said …thank you

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 13, 2019 at 7:18 pm

      You don’t have ANY friends, you live in your folks basement, loser.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 13, 2019 at 7:22 pm

      And you need to quit having sex with your cousins and sisters.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 14, 2019 at 8:26 am

        Ha, ha ha, Is that all you got you fool?

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 15, 2019 at 11:21 am

        Cousin sex is fine keeps the bloodline pure.

  51. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 13, 2019 at 1:52 pm

    Just read the article about the Mitchell county pledge flap. I don’t understand why any elected official would object to saying the pledge. In the county where I live all county board meetings are called to order and the officials recite the pledge. All in attendance are invited to join in, if they wish. Why would any citizen object?

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 13, 2019 at 7:15 pm

      Because some counties have more LIBS than Patriots. Sad but true.

  52. NIT Publisher

    NIT Publisher Reply Report comment

    January 13, 2019 at 11:11 am

  53. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 13, 2019 at 10:02 am

    You Bunch Of Crybaby’s, Trump is your President for another 6 years so get used to it or get the hell out of my country!! We had to put up with Osama Obama for 8 years so you can put up with Trump for 6 years. Do something useful people instead of crying!!!!

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 13, 2019 at 1:46 pm

      I doubt trump will be in the white house in 2021 but he may well be in the big house. LOL

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 13, 2019 at 6:10 pm

        Get out your crying towel because you are going to be a loser again. But you must be used to that.

  54. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 13, 2019 at 10:02 am

    Pelosi & her buddy Lying Suckie Shumer have walls and fence around their homes, they have guns & security, electronics & barriers protecting their homes. But we the people that want to protect our borders, our country, our families, are not allowed! Time to have Pelosi & her clown removed!

  55. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 13, 2019 at 10:01 am

    Democrats like to use the phrase” if it would save only one American life it would be worth it”
    There’s actual evidence that strong border security including a wall would do just that.
    So it’s time for them to put their money where there mouth is.

  56. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 13, 2019 at 10:01 am

    Amid the ongoing partial government shutdown, about 30 Democratic members of Congress traveled to Puerto Rico this weekend for a winter retreat where they also planned to see a special performance of the hit Broadway show “Hamilton.”

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 14, 2019 at 3:25 pm

      The show is a fundraiser to help rebuild Puerto Rico after Trump did nothing to help after the disaster there. All the attendees paid for their own tickets to the show, and their own way there. It’s an act of charity, after Trump dropped the ball, again.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 14, 2019 at 4:05 pm

        The way the right wing press is reporting this, the entire Democratic party went to Puerto Rico to get drunk and chase women for the weekend. No mention of the real reason they were there. Thanks for enlightening the ignorant although it won’t matter to them what the reason was, because Puerto Rico isn’t a Red state.

  57. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 13, 2019 at 9:13 am

    I just find the Dumbocraps all hilarious! Because none of them are going to win. MAGA 2020!

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 14, 2019 at 3:30 pm

      You can’t find your ass with both hands, a map, and a flashlight.

  58. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 13, 2019 at 9:13 am

    If ID laws aren’t instituted nation-wide and fraud not punished we’ll have a replay of the mid-terms and lose the Presidency. The Dems have cheating down to a fine art .

  59. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 13, 2019 at 9:12 am

    Obama needs a term in prison maybe. I didn’t vote for him the first or second time, actually many of my friends don’t know of anyone who voted for him. Strange. Yep!! It should all start when he(Obama) walks through the Court House Door in the Gray and White Striped P.J.’S and they click the Handcuff’s on Him, That is what We Want, Go for it !!!

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 13, 2019 at 11:33 am

      You need a term or two in Five East. Maybe 5 or 6 terms.

  60. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 13, 2019 at 9:11 am

    Politicians by mere job description are pure narcissist. But Obama continuously demonstrated his unbridled narcissism throughout his Presidency. Now 2 years away from the limelight and watching what he tried to accomplish crumble through real meaningful, beneficial and brave leadership, he is desperately trying to have the light shine back on him( see his DC residency, no other former President ever did that, his and Michelle’s Netflix deal again never done before, and Michelle’s book release. Which I’m sure was done before, see Hillary and Bill). Sad pathetic small minded and petty man, like most career politicians, see as many as you like for that.

  61. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 13, 2019 at 9:11 am

    This man Obama is living in a dream world I don’t want anyone back that tried to destroy America

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 15, 2019 at 9:51 pm

      nobody cares what you want ignoramus

  62. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 12, 2019 at 10:39 pm

    I love Whiner’s Den ! I feel like a Mensa Genius after reading these comments. I think these people need to move to the Deep South. Their Red-Neck, Alt-Right views would fit much better !! I want to know what towns they come from ? I have not personally met anyone like this ..just through posts and by reputation !!

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 13, 2019 at 8:20 am

      When the only friends you have, or people you know are on social media, what more can you expect.

    • Copy and Paste Reply Report comment

      January 13, 2019 at 11:03 am

      George Carlin is dead, so I come here everyday for my daily dose of comedy. There’s literally about 6 people who constantly comment on this joke of a “news” site (copy and paste much?). But since 90 percent of the comments are “anonymous” it makes it seem like there are a bunch of people who take this garbage seriously.

  63. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 12, 2019 at 8:46 pm

    Mason City: the most crooked little town in Iowa

  64. Rich Reply Report comment

    January 12, 2019 at 3:16 pm

    You a jarhead?

  65. Rich Reply Report comment

    January 12, 2019 at 3:02 pm

    You?

  66. Rich Reply Report comment

    January 12, 2019 at 2:59 pm

    3rd Marines division for 25 years.

  67. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 12, 2019 at 8:20 am

    Why do you listen to the fake efing news, that is all bullshit rhetoric put out by the democrats because Trump can’t be bought like they are. Clinton and schumer along with Mueller are Russian spies. The historians have said Trump will be one of the best presidents. Giuliani said Muellers investigation is horrific waste of taxpayer money. You should get your news from news people not biased opinionated morons like cnn, msnbc, and other media owned by Trump hating fools.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 12, 2019 at 3:26 pm

      No presidential historical has said that Bonespurs will be great. Their comparisons with other presidents leave him at the bottom of the list. So far he has not done anything and cannot get Mexico to pay for the wall. Where is the check Bonespurs said (in a taped interview) Mexico would write?

  68. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 12, 2019 at 8:20 am

    The federal government subsidizes billionaire George Soros’s radical leftwing agenda, dedicating hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars to his deeply-politicized Open Society Foundations worldwide, according to the documents uncovered by Judicial Watch.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 12, 2019 at 3:36 pm

      Judicial Watch? A truly fake news organization. You need a reading list. To start, I recommend the biographies of Alexander Hamilton (Ron Chernow), Harry Truman (David McCoullough) and John Adams (David McCollough) and George H. W. Bush (Jon Meachum).

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 12, 2019 at 5:46 pm

        Once again you are totally full of shit!

        • Anonymous Reply Report comment

          January 12, 2019 at 10:23 pm

          You would have to know how to read beyond a third grade level !

          • Anonymous

            January 13, 2019 at 9:14 am

            You would be cute if you weren’t so ignorant.

  69. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 12, 2019 at 8:19 am

    I can’t help but think of the type of people that would elect Cortez to Congress. On the other hand, Congress has become a bastion of corruption fueled by ignorance, greed, and power, so in one sense her election is reflective of the body.

  70. Observer the Original Reply Report comment

    January 12, 2019 at 6:51 am

    You had to be either living under a rock or reading the Globe Gazette not to hear the compelling story about Jayme. Jayme is a 13 year old girl who was abducted from her home in Barron Wisconsin and held for 88 days.

    Every newspaper in the midwest covered it sometimes two days in a row, on page one no less. It is one of the biggest stories in the midwest in the past few days. Yet the globe could not even give one column to it.

    And therein lies the problem with the Globe. They would rather cover a non news story or some nonsense about knitting or whatever, and ignore real news. And they wonder why circulation is down.

    They have proved (again) that they’re no longer relevant.

    • Observer the Original Reply Report comment

      January 12, 2019 at 7:05 am

      Yes it even made the news in London on the BBC.

  71. ORACLE Reply Report comment

    January 11, 2019 at 11:02 pm

    I heard that Anal-Mouse is opening a new restaurant! Includes a FREE salad toss to ALL customers!

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 12, 2019 at 8:17 am

      Trump is a businessman, not a lifelong politician. He can’t be bought like them, he is smarter than them….he talks to the people they way the people talk….he understands, the left doesn’t. .That’s why they hate him. He will be remembered long after they are all forgotten.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 12, 2019 at 5:09 pm

        He can’t be bought? HA HA HA HA. Russia bought him years ago. They bought him from the mafia.

        • Anonymous Reply Report comment

          January 12, 2019 at 5:47 pm

          You are thinking of Clinton and Obama.

          • Anonymous

            January 12, 2019 at 7:24 pm

            No, I am referring to Trump. Watch the news. Read the papers. Listen to Fox. He is in deep shit.

          • Anonymous

            January 13, 2019 at 9:10 am

            And, as usual it is being reported today that the false claim by the failing New York Times is FAKE bullshit news again. You are a total Dumb Ass.

          • Anonymous

            January 13, 2019 at 8:36 pm

            The only ones i see denying are Trump and his Fox News partners. Sure cant’ believe anything that they say.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 12, 2019 at 8:18 am

      For what’s going on, psychologically speaking, the dems are afraid of Trump because he knows a lot about these politician, so Trump is cleaning the swamp, that’s why they said he is worse than terrorism. The dem will not stop until Trump is gone. It’s time to investigate this dems NOT the way around.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 12, 2019 at 5:11 pm

        Nearly every person he has hired was previously a lobbyist or worked for a company that extensively used lobbyists to get politicians to vote for their interests. That ain’t draining the swamp buddy.

  72. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 11, 2019 at 6:25 pm

    Remember the good old days when the big story was Trump in a Russian Hotel getting pissed on by teenage girls and wanking his chubby.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 11, 2019 at 6:29 pm

      Bet he’s still at it.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 11, 2019 at 7:17 pm

        Now he is getting pissed on by Nancy and she is stuffing his fat ass full of truth.

        • Anonymous Reply Report comment

          January 12, 2019 at 8:16 am

          The more appropriate thing to say is, the democratic party is more dangerous to America than Russia or China combined.

    • ORACLE Reply Report comment

      January 11, 2019 at 10:50 pm

      my crystal ball shows YOU begging for a “taste of trump’s trumpet

  73. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 11, 2019 at 6:13 pm

    The biggest Klansman of all was Senator Byrd, Democrat who was Hillary Clinton’s mentor. It was the Democrats who supported slavery and a Republican president who freed them. It took a civil war to bring about freedom for the slaves.

    • ORACLE Reply Report comment

      January 11, 2019 at 10:56 pm

      YOU would pee your pants if a klansman called you out on this! MOMMY! MOMMY! Help me!!!

  74. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 11, 2019 at 6:13 pm

    Maybe we should focus on shrinking the all too big and mighty government first. Quite frankly were in the hole and it should be shut down. In the real world were expected to manage our own funding and the government shouldn’t be any different

    • ORACLE Reply Report comment

      January 11, 2019 at 10:53 pm

      My-O-My! Swallowing that Trump protein do make high

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 12, 2019 at 8:15 am

        If we had another 9-11 all the DUMBOCRAPS would be worried about is destroying Trump the first President they could not control

  75. Rich Reply Report comment

    January 11, 2019 at 6:06 pm

    I do internal auditing for the government as a Federal employee. I’m a veteran of the USMC. I receive monthly monies for my service. Have a home on Clear Lake, a home in Mason City, and a home in Florida. Have two degrees that I received in my 50’s. Am in my middle 60’s currently. If I were to find out who you are I would Chesty Puller your ass! You FH

    • R.L.E. Reply Report comment

      January 11, 2019 at 7:35 pm

      What marine unit were you in?

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 11, 2019 at 11:00 pm

      You sound like you are a few years away from a major heart attack. Maybe its time you stop trying to start fights over the internet?

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 11, 2019 at 11:03 pm

      Desk jockey

  76. NIT Publisher

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    January 11, 2019 at 9:59 am

    2nd Floor Conf. Rm, City Hall 1-8-19
    Mason City, Iowa 4:00 P.M.

    MINUTES
    COUNCIL WORKSESSION

    The City Council of the City of Mason City, Iowa, met in Worksession pursuant to law and rules of said Council, in the 2nd Floor Conference Room of City Hall at 4:00 P.M., on January 8, 2019. The meeting was called to order by the Mayor and on roll being called, there were present, Mayor in the Chair Schickel and the following Council Members: Masson, Adams, Lee, Symonds, Thoma, Jaszewski. Absent: None.

    1. Presentation by WHKS Regarding the Flood Study and Discussion of Findings: Bill Angerman and Nate Anderson with WHKS provided a presentation regarding the flood study and findings. The presentation was broken down into the three areas, Plymouth Road, Asbury Drive and Eastbrooke.

    Plymouth Road: Anderson stated the Plymouth Road project was complicated, advising essentially both ponds fill and overflow to the south. It had been modified extensively over time and the crux of the matter was there was no place for the water to go. He provided a history of the area beginning with the 1930’s and advised that over the years the water slowly moved to the southeast. The area was heavily modified in the 1950’s (mining in the area) and the 1960’s brought even more embankments so by 1980 the water was stacking so high it began to reverse its flow creating an altered situation.

    The options were as follows:
    1. Land Use Changes
    2. 12th Street Diversion
    3. Northwest Overflow
    4. Railroad Overflow
    5. Combination of Projects
    6. Additional Measures

    He outlined the key points, advising the natural drainage had been altered, design criteria was critical and no single alternative solved all the issues. The existing ponds had significant storage if utilized and a multi-part approach was recommended. He also stated they had ranked the projects in order, emphasizing no single project would work.

    1. Reconnect ponds – put a culvert under Plymouth Road
    2. Construct Railroad Outlet – install culvert
    3. Construct Northwest Overflow – culvert that would handle a large runoff event with a flat gate that would only allow water to flow in one direction
    4. Remove impoundment
    5. Construct dry hydrant
    6. Improve culvert drainage
    7. Review development standards

    Anderson stated the recommended approach would be Items 1, 2, 3 and 5 which was something the City could implement on their own for approximately $262,000, excluding land costs. Items 4, 6, 7 and 8 would be an ongoing effort that would take several years and the cost was as yet to be determined.

    Asbury Drive:Anderson stated there was a 16” tile constructed in 1982 for agricultural purposes. That tile was abandoned in 2016, but left in place. He stressed maintenance and easement access was of primary concern. The alternatives examined were as follows:

    1. Formation of a Drainage District
    2. Assessed Public Subdrain System
    3. Form Homeowner’s Association
    4. Subordinate Storm Sewer District
    5. Residents pursue independent options

    He outlined the plus and minuses of each of the options, advising all were technically feasible, however funding and ownership were the primary issues. He stated their recommendation would be Option 5 (Independent Options – Private) or Option 2 (City Subdrain + Assessments).

    Eastbrooke Area: Anderson stated there were two separate issues; the Northwest drainage issue and Ideal Creek. He pointed out the street functioned as a diversion and discharged into Ideal Creek so flooding on Ideal Creek could occur simultaneously and in addition, the flow was also beyond the capacity of the storm sewers. He also commented on the data, stating that what they were seeing now was several times higher than what was used to create the FEMA map, adding the underlying data had not changed since 1973 and was way out of date which presented a lot of implications and issues such as expansion of the floodplain.

    Jaszewski asked for clarification with regards to the data with Anderson stating today’s equations were substantially higher than those in 1973 and in looking at the gauge data throughout the entire State, it had changed dramatically.

    Jaszewksi asked if the development had changed everything with Anderson stating not Ideal Creek, but it did have to do with the NW.

    Angerman stated in order to solve the NW problem they would suggest a 50’ wide diversion channel. It would intercept the water and convey it directly to Ideal Creek. The cost of that, excluding land would be approximately $423,000.

    Adams asked if that would make the problem worse with Nate stating not significantly.

    Symonds asked if the water could go back up with Nate stating it could and Angerman adding that even if it did back up to the ditch it would provide a lot better protection than what they had now.

    The Mayor asked for Council comments.

    Masson referred back to Plymouth Road and asked if the pond was built around the area with Anderson stating the Railroad created the pond and it was never meant for flooding issues.

    Burnett stated the problem was the compounding effect of rainfall events, meaning extremely wet seasons or multiple rain events.

    Lee referred to Asbury and asked about the options with Anderson stating the tree roots were invading the tile, the condition of the tile was varied and there was no clear ownership or responsibility and if the City was going to take it on they needed to do it right with Angerman adding the City could look at assessment options.

    Jaszewski asked how many homeowners were affected (Plymouth Road) with Rahm stating less than 20.

    Adams asked if both Plymouth Road and Eastbrooke involved land acquisition with Anderson stating Eastbrooke would involve 5-10 acres and he wasn’t sure with Plymouth Road, maybe a drainage easement.

    Adams asked what would happen if the property owners weren’t willing to sell with Anderson stating that would be an issue.

    Burnett pointed out that with Asbury, the tile ran through backyards and to maintain the easement there would have to be a lot of trees clear cut in order to take care of the tree roots.

    Adams questioned completion dates with Nate stating both Plymouth Road and Eastbrooke could be 2019, but for sure 2020. As far as Asbury, it would be the quickest, but the challenge was who paid for it.

    Adams asked if this was planned for in the upcoming budget with Burnett concurring that both Plymouth Road and Eastbrooke would be addressed with the budget process.

    2. Presentation by WHKS on Winnebago Dam Enhancement: Angerman provided a presentation on the Winnebago Low Head Dam Mitigation Feasibility Study which involved 3 dams (No. 1 was by the Water Distribution Center, No. 2 was in East Park and No. 3 was at Illinois Avenue). He stated the concepts were first presented to the Council in 2016 and the City received funding for a feasibility study in 2017 for all three dams. The study was completed in 2018 and a 2nd application for grant funding opened September 2018. The City applied and received 2019 grant funding. He emphasized this would result in an economic draw and stressed the beauty of the Winnebago River through Mason City which was underutilized because of the low head dams.

    Anderson reviewed the IDNR Grant for each of the 3 dams and the City 50% match. He stated all of the dams would have rock rapids and waves with Dam Concept No. 1 having a standing wave feature. Dam No. 2 was shorter and would not accommodate the standing wave features well, so instead they would build pools with shores. Dam No. 3 should have a single jetty that would force the water to the center so that fish and water can get through. He broke down the costs for each dam, advising they would let Dam No. 3 in late 2019 with Dam No. 1 and No. 2 anticipated to be sometime in 2020.

    Angerman also noted Mason City had done well securing funding on the dam projects.

    Lee asked if there should be a concern about the funding going away with Angerman stating he did not see that happening.

    Jaszewski asked what the purpose was of the lowhead dams with Anderson stating it was to get the sanitary sewer from one side to the other.

    Masson questioned what would be the length of unobstructed river once it was done with Stangler stating a person could go from Fertile, Iowa all the way down to Marble Rock, Iowa.

    Mayor Schickel stated this was very exciting for the City.

    Thoma asked if this would improve fishing with Angerman stating something similar was done in Cresco, Iowa and it had.

    Burnett advised this was in the CIP for this year.

    The Mayor adjourned the meeting at 4:56 P.M.

    /s/Bill Schickel
    Bill Schickel, Mayor

    ATTEST:
    /s/Aaron Burnett
    Aaron Burnett, City Clerk

  77. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 11, 2019 at 8:30 am

    The Democratic party has changed so drastically! No longer a party for the poor and middle class. Now a party of extreme left, blocking all progress for America. Hatred is their motivator. I guess some people like this. We are definitely different in views, but can’t we stand behind progress for our country? Finally a leader who is working to secure our border. You might hate him…but drop it and get on board for the good of our country. I’m not saying switch parties. Just join in the good things for the USA.

  78. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 11, 2019 at 8:30 am

    And that’s the reason for the wall. That man is 5 beers short of a six pack. Jim Acosta, the pride of the fleet over at CNN. Laughable. Yep – the reasons he was not in imminent danger where he was because (1) it was in broad daylight (they typically cross at night) (2) there were residents and businesses nearby (usually do it in a remote area) (3) there was a WALL – a very BIG wall! Do you get it Jim?

  79. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 11, 2019 at 8:29 am

    ” Build the wall you bunch of idiots! “. I’ll bet 3/4th’s of you idiots that don’t want the wall have never been to the border!! I’ve been their lots of times from east to west!!! So sick of these Democratic dumbasses. Build the wall and then get your asses to work. I’m not paying you to sit around and do nothing!!

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 12, 2019 at 9:12 pm

      Lies. I have lived near the border during the winters for the last 23 years. If you had been to the border as much as you say, you would know a wall won’t do a damn thing.

  80. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 11, 2019 at 8:28 am

    Democrats are afraid that the wall will work!! The browning of America is here and the Democrats have realized this! Since they have lost the middle class vote the only other thing they can do is to cater to the Latino base!!! 8% of the Americans population is ILLEGAL!!!

  81. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 10, 2019 at 9:05 pm

    We can have border security without a wall. 5 billion dollars would feed a lot of children school breakfast and dinner.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 11, 2019 at 8:27 am

      That’s bullshit and you know it. Goofy Pelosi and Crying Chuck just appropriated almost 70 billion for abortions in other country’s. Don’t you dare cry over 5 billion to protect our country you damn traitor.

      • anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 11, 2019 at 9:44 am

        You are making shit up again.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 11, 2019 at 10:07 am

        When a person is losing an argument, their normal response is typical of yours — call names, accuse and loudly claim the righteousness of your views. That usually results in the downfall for the position you espouse. You can disagree but I will not stoop low and call you a traitor.

  82. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 10, 2019 at 6:02 pm

    “Crying – Lying” Suckie Schumer keeps candy in his pockets at all times. He never knows when he’ll have a FREAK attack.

  83. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 10, 2019 at 6:02 pm

    I believe if the people on both sides of the isle would get behind our President they would be shocked what he would accomplish during his tenure.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 10, 2019 at 7:34 pm

      You can pretty much say this about any president

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 11, 2019 at 10:09 am

      The result would be fascism which has not worked out for any county that has tried it.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 11, 2019 at 10:58 am

        Democracy’s have also been shown to not work.

  84. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 10, 2019 at 6:01 pm

    “Former Broward County elections supervisor Brenda Snipes may be getting redeemed(…)” – redeemed??? This woman knowingly and repeatedly broke election laws and should have endured the consequences just like the rest of us would. Instead, she gets to be “redeemed.” Let me guess, a Democratic liberal judge ruling again for the law breakers..

  85. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 10, 2019 at 6:01 pm

    Then ALSO there’s another 15,000 Invaders coming from Honduras, let us guess who’s behind that. Yep ,,,,,,,, Soros, Clintons,, Obama’s. Doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure that out. And we don’t need a border wall. Yes we do. Build the wall

  86. NIT Publisher

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    January 10, 2019 at 4:09 pm

    NOTICE TO BIDDERS AND NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED PLANS, SPECIFICATIONS, FORM OF CONTRACT, AND ESTIMATE OF COST FOR CONSTRUCTION OF “MASON CITY MULTI-PURPOSE ARENA – BID PACKAGE #2 (STRUCTURAL STEEL, CONCRETE FOUNDATION, ICE PLANT AND ELEVATOR)”, IN AND FOR THE CITY OF MASON CITY, IOWA, AND THE TAKING OF BIDS FOR SAID IMPROVEMENTS

    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, January 23 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 structural steel demolition and erection, concrete foundation demolition and installation, pre-cast stadia, CMU, ice plant, and elevator 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 January 31, 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 5th day of February, 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

  87. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 10, 2019 at 11:11 am

    And Mexico will pay for it. And you got screwed by The Donald.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 10, 2019 at 12:05 pm

      Wow, I didn’t feel a thing!

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 10, 2019 at 10:22 pm

        Because he has a little dick

        • Donald Reply Report comment

          January 11, 2019 at 7:39 am

          Your wife didn’t complain!

          • Anonymous

            January 11, 2019 at 12:08 pm

            Yes she enjoyed pissing on Trump but not as much as he did.

  88. Rich Reply Report comment

    January 10, 2019 at 9:41 am

    I’m a Federal employee. Couple of you are downright abusive!

  89. Rich Reply Report comment

    January 10, 2019 at 9:37 am

    I’m a Federal employee. A couple of you folks are downright abusive.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 10, 2019 at 9:42 am

      You should expect that from a social media site, nobody to answer to.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 10, 2019 at 10:46 am

      I am also a federal employee. I do contract work and have still been getting paid. Maybe having a better job might make you more essential during times like this? I fix things they need, what do you do? Job security is on you, without backup plans you are sure living on the edge.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 10, 2019 at 12:01 pm

        What federal department do you work for?

        • Anonymous Reply Report comment

          January 10, 2019 at 4:10 pm

          The department of taxpayer screwing.

        • Anonymous Reply Report comment

          January 10, 2019 at 6:38 pm

          DOD electrical engineer.

          • Anonymous

            January 10, 2019 at 6:41 pm

            Get into a union and you will be one of the last to go without. I may be affected at some point, but I doubt this shutdown will last long enough.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 10, 2019 at 9:34 pm

        If you do “contract work” for the federal government I don’t believe you would be classified as a government employee. Do they issue you a W-2? If not, you’re NOT and employee.

        • Anonymous Reply Report comment

          January 11, 2019 at 10:57 am

          I think that was their point. You are part of one of the 3 branches of government instead of being a contract worker that is paid no matter what? Probably should have worded their comment better if that is the case.

  90. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 10, 2019 at 8:27 am

    We have enough money to build a wall and do anything that the Dems want to do for security. We spend over a hundred billion dollars every year on illegal immigration. What’s 5 billion dollars. If the Dems want more technology and better border security through the entryways let’s do it but let’s also get the wall built. Let’s get the best security we can for the American people that deserve the best security let’s put all of their ideas together. Imagine that doing something together.

  91. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 10, 2019 at 8:26 am

    Democrats, like some establishment Republicans, say they’re for strong border security but never get anything done. They are just pandering for votes.
    A wall sends the right message that the USA is serious about having a legal immigration system.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 10, 2019 at 8:35 am

      Trump and the Republicans had majorities in both the Senate and the House for 2 years. What did they do with that majority? Nothing.

  92. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 10, 2019 at 8:26 am

    IF the Democrat Party had or wanted Border Security, there wouldn’t be an illegal immigrant problem for the last 30 years. They don’t want, don’t want it to happen and lie every time they talk about “Border Security” . Trump promised Border Security with a wall and he is doing is best to see that happens. Democrats have promised border security since Reagan was president and it HAS NEVER HAPPENED under their watch.

  93. Rich Reply Report comment

    January 9, 2019 at 6:44 pm

    Open up the government now and work the border later. I’m a vet and have missed my first check. Our government needs true leadership please.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 10, 2019 at 7:55 am

      Tough shit. Get a job. Some things are more important than you.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 10, 2019 at 8:22 am

      No one believes you are a vet just because you say so.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 10, 2019 at 9:30 am

      If you didn’t get your retirement or VA disability check this month, you have other problems. The government shutdown is not keeping already earned money, it stopped future earning is all. So active workers in certain sectors are not being paid. Retirement, and disability is still being paid out on time.

    • ORACLE Reply Report comment

      January 11, 2019 at 10:47 pm

      TRUST ME ON THIS: You will get nothing but immature/runny-nose childish comments from ALL “Anal-Asses” on here.