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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    August 7, 2020 at 9:38 am

    Sugarcane sniper you meany.

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    IdaMaeNowFromIowa Reply Report comment

    August 7, 2020 at 9:34 am

    I think that Fightin’ Joe will name Liz Cheney as his VP pick.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    August 7, 2020 at 8:59 am

    for all tha rural FOLKS in IOwaaaaaay – Think of it thisaway – President TRUMP is the owner/Farmer/businessman and is in control of his biden scarecrow placed out in the back 40 – seems to work because only the crows can communicate with OLD JOE. Heard the Joe Biden scarecrows are selling nicely -and on a different note all people with any moral instincts should be afraid of what his socialists/communists backers have in store for you.

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      IdaMaeNowFromIowa Reply Report comment

      August 7, 2020 at 9:23 am

      After Fightin’ Joe is elected you will be sent to Cuba to cut sugarcane.

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    IdaMaeNowFromIowa Reply Report comment

    August 7, 2020 at 7:08 am

    Is Kanye West on the ballot in Iowa? I might vote for him. I have heard that his policies are very good.

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    unkimt non local news Reply Report comment

    August 7, 2020 at 6:30 am

    Read about that Mason City man fleeing police in the globe gazette

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    Donkey > Elephant Reply Report comment

    August 6, 2020 at 9:56 pm

    Any of you suckers pay NRA dues?! Bahaha

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      August 6, 2020 at 10:33 pm

      Why do you ask?

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        August 7, 2020 at 8:07 am

        Because instead of your money working to keep the 2nd amendment, it has been used to make life much easier for LaPierre and his cronies. They ripped you off.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    August 6, 2020 at 7:32 pm

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      IdaMaeNowFromIowa Reply Report comment

      August 6, 2020 at 8:57 pm

      Yes, I’ve always thought that Melania is Trump’s Russian spy master.

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    IdaMaeNowFromIowa Reply Report comment

    August 6, 2020 at 2:33 pm

    Hope you NRA members enjoyed being played for suckers by that non-profit scam. Lol

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    IdaMaeNowFromIowa Reply Report comment

    August 6, 2020 at 2:24 pm

    Does Eric Trump suffer from fetal alcohol syndrome?

    He has that pinched face and close-set eyes that many sufferers have.

    Dubya had that as well, and it’s common knowledge that Barbara drank heavily when she was pregnant.

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    IdaMaeNowFromIowa Reply Report comment

    August 6, 2020 at 2:05 pm

    Why won’t Hunter Biden pay child support for his Arkansas love child?

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    IdaMaeNowFromIowa Reply Report comment

    August 6, 2020 at 1:29 pm

    If we don’t defeat the Chinese communists now, they will overwhelm us with their numbers and cruelty.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    August 6, 2020 at 12:25 pm

    Only rackateers in new York are the dems in office-

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      August 6, 2020 at 7:22 pm

      Bullshit. It’s all Republican, starting with with the Dumpster himself, and Rudy Giuliani, who’s been in bed with the Mafia for decades. He only indicted the ones who weren’t paying him.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    August 6, 2020 at 11:19 am

    NIT
    “Mason City man flees in stolen truck at high speed, meets taser in a corn field”
    “To view this story, you must be a SUBSCRIBER….”

    You can see this incident on other venues for free.
    How stupid do you have to be to pay money for access to this POS site?

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      IdaMaeNowFromIowa Reply Report comment

      August 6, 2020 at 1:16 pm

      Most crimes around here seem to involve fleeing the cops. Why is that?

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        August 6, 2020 at 3:01 pm

        At least you don’t flee from the cops.
        You just stand on the street corners waiting for your John’s.

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    IdaMaeNowFromIowa Reply Report comment

    August 6, 2020 at 10:52 am

    State of New York to dissolve NRA as a racketeering criminal organization.

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    IdaMaeNowFromIowa Reply Report comment

    August 6, 2020 at 10:34 am

    New York is blocking citizens of Iowa from visiting and making them quarantine first.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    August 6, 2020 at 8:53 am

    The fat ass orange guy has been kicked off of facebook and twitter because of his lies. That’s scary. What’s worse is that so many, otherwise intelligent people, believe his bullshit. DUMP trump 2020

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      August 6, 2020 at 9:46 am

      And Joe Nancy chuckie and the rest are all ok?

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        IdaMaeNowFromIowa Reply Report comment

        August 6, 2020 at 10:35 am

        They’re fabulous.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        August 6, 2020 at 11:12 am

        Get your head out of Trump’s cowardly lying ass.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      August 6, 2020 at 10:02 am

      Whats scary is this equates to a modern day equivalent of ‘burning of the books’. Social media outlets are now determining the narratives the american public see.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        August 6, 2020 at 1:02 pm

        The Evangelicals were the ones burning the books, then they switched to banning them, and only a few of us protested. Now, Facebook and Twitter do it and the Evangelicals and trumpsters go ballistic.

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    IdaMaeNowFromIowa Reply Report comment

    August 5, 2020 at 9:51 pm

    Steve King says that Guv Kim made a deal with terrorist BLM to give voting rights to felons.

    Is this true?

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      August 6, 2020 at 1:35 pm

      Steve King’s been drunk ever since he lost the primary. The party’s turned it’s back on him, as it should have years ago. He’s trying to get a talk show gig now, like all the other failed politicians, which is why talk radio sucks so bad.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        August 6, 2020 at 8:38 pm

        which failed politicians have a radio talk show?

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    IdaMaeNowFromIowa Reply Report comment

    August 5, 2020 at 8:28 pm

    Are there feral hogs in Iowa. Down south they’re all over the place in Texas and Missour.

    They’re big and mean and will attack you out in the woods.

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    IdaMaeNowFromIowa Reply Report comment

    August 5, 2020 at 8:14 pm

    Twitter has suspended Trump’s account. Lol

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    August 5, 2020 at 4:37 pm

    A reply to, Anonymous, August 4, 2020 at 12:27 pm
    “Gracious Mistakes by Wal Mart. Clear Lake South shore! Go get them trumpTARD!”

    I’m calling you out as a lying, hateful, pathetic, misinformed loser. You post comments on social media hoping people will believe all the false/fake comments you post. You are a sheep and a snowflake, and probably a Chad, and rank right up there with all the Karens. Why do I say this, well I took you up on your lying bullshit advice, and drove through Gracious Estates. I drove every road in there and guess what. I did not see one trump sign. I did not see any political signs at all, left or right. It’s bullshit spewing people like you that keep this country in the situation it is in. Do this country a favor, and exterminate yourself!!!

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    IdaMaeNowFromIowa Reply Report comment

    August 5, 2020 at 2:52 pm

    Chinese company expected to rebuild Beirut port. Trump has destroyed America’s ability to compete with first world countries like China.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      August 5, 2020 at 7:58 pm

      do you have money to give them? start your own country

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        IdaMaeNowFromIowa Reply Report comment

        August 5, 2020 at 8:04 pm

        You seriously think a Chinese company will rebuild it for free? Lol.

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          August 6, 2020 at 9:43 am

          Why send people there when their is plenty to do here

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            IdaMaeNowFromIowa

            August 6, 2020 at 10:28 am

            If there’s more money to be made overseas, companies will go overseas.

            It’s the magic of the market!!

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    IdaMaeNowFromIowa Reply Report comment

    August 5, 2020 at 2:18 pm

    Nancy Pelosi is a Christian woman doing God’s work against the evil that rules the white house.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      August 6, 2020 at 9:42 am

      You really are smoking the good shit

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    IdaMaeNowFromIowa Reply Report comment

    August 5, 2020 at 2:12 pm

    Gov Kim making schools open with face to face instruction is nuts. Hope that crazy woman will drop that requirement before children start dying.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      August 5, 2020 at 7:55 pm

      where have they been dying?

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        IdaMaeNowFromIowa Reply Report comment

        August 5, 2020 at 8:06 pm

        In the US and other nations worldwide. Don’t you see the news?

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          Sheep Reply Report comment

          August 6, 2020 at 9:41 am

          Nope too much doom and gloom l just listen to you

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    August 4, 2020 at 8:37 pm

    How about the division of America….
    Do you really blame Trump for that?
    How about when NONE of the DEMOCRATS showed up for his inauguration? Don’t you think that started the division? He hadn’t even been president yet, and EXCEPT for Clinton and Obama, not one democrat showed up….Is that when Trump divided America? Can you imagine if the REPUBLICANS didn’t show up for Obama’s inauguration because they lost??? Can you even start to imagine what would have happened?
    How about when 19 minutes after Trump was inaugurated, the Washington Post declared the IMPEACHMENT CAMPAIGN has STARTED? Was that when Trump divided America?
    How about when Nancy Pelosi ripped up Trump’s state of the union right in front of the world, showing complete disrespect for the President of the United States? Did that bring the country together and is THAT when Trump divided America?
    How about when America had to endure, 3 years and over 30 million dollars spent on trying to PROVE that Trump only won because of RUSSIAN COLLUSION and NOT because America voted him in and 17 democrats did EVERYTHING in their power to PROVE that there was Russian Collusion…and came up with ZERO…?
    Was THAT when Trump divided America?
    I can’t even start to go over the NEGATIVE PRESS he’s received since his surprise win…

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      IdaMaeNowFromIowa Reply Report comment

      August 4, 2020 at 9:18 pm

      Trump needs to man up when he thinks he’s been snubbed.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      August 4, 2020 at 9:40 pm

      Keep smoking your meth!

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    IdaMaeNowFromIowa Reply Report comment

    August 4, 2020 at 8:24 pm

    I’m thinking that Trump is beginning to stage a comeback. I counted him a loser a week ago.

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    IdaMaeNowFromIowa Reply Report comment

    August 4, 2020 at 6:48 pm

    Hunter Biden has a child with a Little Rock stripper. Hopefully Fightin’ Joe will recognize his grandchild once he gets in the White House.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      August 5, 2020 at 8:52 am

      trump’s got children with 12 strippers. He wins!

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        August 6, 2020 at 1:40 pm

        Not to mention all the abortions he’s ordered his rape victims to have. Didn’t pay for them, of course, because he doesn’t pay bills.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    August 4, 2020 at 5:01 pm

    Judicial Watch filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit in the U.S. District Court against the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for records relating to travel by Hunter Biden, son of former Vice President Joe Biden. Specifically, Judicial Watch seeks records on the dates and locations of Hunter Biden’s international and domestic travel during the period he received a U.S. Secret Service protective detail.
    Given the Burisma-Ukraine-China democratic scandals, Hunter Biden’s extensive international travel during the Obama-Biden presidency, including at least five trips to China, raises serious questions about where else he traveled in the final two and a half years of the Obama administration, “The Secret Service’s incomplete response to our straightforward request on Hunter Biden’s travel has forced us to go to court.

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      IdaMaeNowFromIowa Reply Report comment

      August 4, 2020 at 6:44 pm

      Biden is a family man any a loving dad. Just because he got his son a no show job at $50,000 a month with a foreign gas company means nothing.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        August 4, 2020 at 8:30 pm

        then leave the trumps alone

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        August 5, 2020 at 4:43 pm

        He’s a brain dead politician, screwing over the American people.

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          August 6, 2020 at 1:05 pm

          Anyone who uses Judicial Watch as their news source is nuts.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      August 6, 2020 at 1:43 pm

      Judicial Watch is a joke of a website, run by one mentally-unbalanced guy who can’t keep a job. He runs it out of his basement, using 1990’s software, and the site looks it.

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    IdaMaeNowFromIowa Reply Report comment

    August 4, 2020 at 12:12 pm

    Is Watts running again for supervisor?

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      August 4, 2020 at 12:27 pm

      Can’t you read?

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        IdaMaeNowFromIowa Reply Report comment

        August 4, 2020 at 3:02 pm

        Yes, but is he capable of supervising?

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      IdaMaeNowFromIowa Reply Report comment

      August 4, 2020 at 5:06 pm

      This is the fake IdaMaeNowFromIowa.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        August 4, 2020 at 8:34 pm

        Will the real, IdaMaeNowFromIowa, go away!

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          IdaMaeNowFromIowa Reply Report comment

          August 4, 2020 at 9:14 pm

          The community benefits greatly from my thoughtful commentary.

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            Anonymous

            August 5, 2020 at 9:10 am

            About as much as a case of Herpes.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      August 6, 2020 at 1:45 pm

      If he’s the best we can do, we’re in big trouble. He’s even running unopposed, isn’t he? Somebody needs to run a write-in campaign against him

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        August 6, 2020 at 10:07 pm

        I nominate you to run against him….because “is he the best we can do?” You must be one of those ‘better’ ones. Put your name out there. You have my vote.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      August 4, 2020 at 5:07 pm

      (ASA) President Trump retweeted our petition! Right now, our borders are being used as gateways for drug cartels and criminals – every day adding to the millions of illegals already in this country.
      Corrupt democrats at all levels of government put the interests of these illegal aliens before the safety and security of American citizens.
      That’s why American Small Business battles against dangerous sanctuary city policies and illegal immigration in the courts. We the people.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    August 4, 2020 at 7:53 am

    Your governor stops then A G from joining a class action suit against trump. If she wants to kiss the liar in chiefs fat orange ass, she should go to Washington and get in line behind mc connell and barr.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      August 4, 2020 at 10:12 am

      And Grassley & Ernst would be in front of Reynolds in the Trump ass kissing line too.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    August 3, 2020 at 10:35 pm

    The patriotic censor strikes again.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    August 2, 2020 at 2:56 pm

    The idea that someone can’t succeed in America because of their skin color, gender, whatever, is as stupid as it is bigoted. How many times have you seen a black Ivy League professor on TV talking about “systemic racism”? How’d they get a tenured, high six-figure gig, book deals, speaking engagements, and a cable news contributor contract in such a rigged system? The answer is obvious: they worked for it; they earned it. The woke crowd doesn’t want minorities to realize that, and neither do racists. Both want to keep people down because it serves their needs..

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      IdaMaeNowFromIowa Reply Report comment

      August 2, 2020 at 6:43 pm

      Sorry to see that there are American style nutters in Germany.

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      IdaMaeNowFromIowa Reply Report comment

      August 2, 2020 at 6:46 pm

      Gopper Congress critters ridicule their own staff for wearing masks. Despicable behavior.

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    IdaMaeNowFromIowa Reply Report comment

    August 2, 2020 at 10:44 am

    When Donald Trump declares martial law in November, will he also shut down the internet?

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      August 3, 2020 at 12:48 pm

      He will try.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      August 3, 2020 at 12:51 pm

      Hopefully, and all social media sites and news outlets.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        August 3, 2020 at 2:56 pm

        Yeah, and then we can get all the news from him. We know he tells the truth! wink, wink.

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          August 3, 2020 at 6:12 pm

          thats kind of like all the left leaning news sources, isn’t it?

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      August 4, 2020 at 1:28 pm

      No, since he has neither the authority, nor the technology, nor the expertise to do that.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        August 4, 2020 at 1:52 pm

        Oh but he will try. He will cry and pout and moan about the fake news and how Google, Facebook, Firefox, and all are against him and it just isn’t fair. Poor Donny.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    August 2, 2020 at 8:48 am

    The smart Republicans see the truth in the present administration.
    https://rvat.org/

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    IdaMaeNowFromIowa Reply Report comment

    August 2, 2020 at 8:38 am

    Will Iowa vote for a Dem for prez this November?

    I’m thinking yes. There will be a national rejection of Trumpism.

    • NIT Publisher

      NIT Publisher Reply Report comment

      August 3, 2020 at 11:46 am

      Iowa will be very close, but I think it goes for Trump. There is thick crazy out in the bush.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        August 3, 2020 at 12:06 pm

        Go to any Trailer park and you will see a lot of Trump and confederate flags flying. That will give you an idea the kind of voters Dumb ass orange man has!

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          August 3, 2020 at 6:13 pm

          which trailer parks are they, I wanna go see for myself.

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            Anonymous

            August 4, 2020 at 12:27 pm

            Gracious Mistakes by Wal Mart. Clear Lake South shore! Go get them trumpTARD!

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            Anonymous

            August 6, 2020 at 11:22 am

            A reply to, Anonymous, August 4, 2020 at 12:27 pm
            “Gracious Mistakes by Wal Mart. Clear Lake South shore! Go get them trumpTARD!”

            I’m calling you out as a lying, hateful, pathetic, misinformed loser. You post comments on social media hoping people will believe all the false/fake comments you post. You are a sheep and a snowflake, and probably a Chad, and rank right up there with all the Karens. Why do I say this, well I took you up on your lying bullshit advice, and drove through Gracious Estates. I drove every road in there and guess what. I did not see one trump sign. I did not see any political signs at all, left or right. It’s bullshit spewing people like you that keep this country in the situation it is in. Do this country a favor, and exterminate yourself!!!

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          August 4, 2020 at 12:08 pm

          I’m waiting, patiently.

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    IdaMaeNowFromIowa Reply Report comment

    August 1, 2020 at 8:27 pm

    Trump’s term in office expires Jan 20. If Trump postpones the election or loses and won’t accept the result, he’s still no longer prez on that date.

    Nancy Pelosi becomes prez then if neither one of the candidates is certified the winner.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      August 1, 2020 at 8:41 pm

      The President does not have the power to postpone or delay National elections, dumbass.
      Only Congress has that power and it takes the agreement of both the Senate & the House.
      Even Trump minion, Republican Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell, said that is not going to happen.

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        IdaMaeNowFromIowa Reply Report comment

        August 2, 2020 at 6:57 am

        My point sailed over your head–regardless of any delay Trump’s term as president does not get extended.

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          August 2, 2020 at 10:19 am

          Your point was you are a dumbass, just trying to CYA.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      August 2, 2020 at 2:04 pm

      Possibly, but she would need to be re-elected in her district, Democrats would need to maintain their House majority and that majority would need to elect her as Speaker again.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    August 1, 2020 at 8:44 am

    102.7 fm is running a racist ad asking you to support a black owned business in Charles City. I’m sure it’s a good place to eat but just sayin. If you wanted to buy some time saying it was for a white owned business what would their reaction be? But you gotta ask ‘is promoting a particular race necessarily implying hate of other races?

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      August 1, 2020 at 9:08 am

      Apparently the business needs support. I don’t find it offensive because most businesses in north iowa are white owned. Is that racist? No, it isn’t.

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      IdaMaeNowFromIowa Reply Report comment

      August 1, 2020 at 2:03 pm

      Is it a restaurant? Nothing wrong with advertising black food. Would be a lot better than Iowa white food.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      August 3, 2020 at 6:52 pm

      Consider the source. Alpha Media is a crapfest.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    August 1, 2020 at 8:32 am

    Your governor must be living in the same alternate facts, la la land as agent orange. She tells you to ignore the numbers. That Iowa is recovering from the pandemic. If she had been on the Titanic, she would have said “ignore the water coming in, the ship isn’t sinking.”

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 31, 2020 at 6:18 pm

    Your brain dead governor now says people don’t believe science. Most likely, including herself. What does she believe in? Voodoo? maybe witchcraft? She is a prime example of I-O-W-A (idiot out walking around.)

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    IdaMaeNowFromIowa Reply Report comment

    July 31, 2020 at 6:02 pm

    Is it true that they’re going to put a giant Dollar General in the mall where Younkers used to be?

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      August 1, 2020 at 8:56 pm

      Yes, and thats because the city is looking forward to when the new apartments fail, and are turned into low income housing, the losers that will live there won’t have to walk to wal mart for food. somebodies paying attention up town.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 31, 2020 at 4:32 pm

    Older people in good neighborhoods – You mean HOODS from chitcago/deadtroit bused into good cities!

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      July 31, 2020 at 6:31 pm

      No, places like Grant Village.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      August 1, 2020 at 8:48 am

      Well you know they’re just doing the good work as taught in church.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      August 1, 2020 at 8:49 am

      Don’t forget to ask about housin vouchers

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 31, 2020 at 2:56 pm

    FBI suspects Chinese Communist Government espionage of #COVID19 research from Texas’ UT-Austin. This is exactly why the U.S. needs to fundamentally reassess the US-China relationship. We cannot continue to allow the CCP to continue spying & stealing from the U.S.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 31, 2020 at 1:15 pm

    Here’s your “He sticks up for us” President
    Donald J. Trump
    @realDonaldTrump
    I am happy to inform all of the people living their Suburban Lifestyle Dream that you will no longer be bothered or financially hurt by having low income housing built in your neighborhood…
    11:19 AM · Jul 29, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

    You think this isn’t a slam at you and your lifestyle? Can’t have those older citizens living in low income housing in good neighborhoods.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      August 1, 2020 at 8:52 am

      I’m not anti-trump but anybody who believes a word he says has got to be way down there on the IQ scale. You just gotta go with what you see happening on the economic scene.

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    NIT Publisher Reply Report comment

    July 31, 2020 at 11:56 am

    MEMO TO: Residential Building Contractors
    FROM: Kevin Jacobson, Director of Finance
    DATE: August 3, 2020
    RE: Invitation to Bid in MASON CITY

    The City of Mason City is inviting you to bid on general contracts for the rehabilitation of two residential structures in Mason City, Iowa. This work is being financed by the City of Mason City and by a federal rehabilitation grant (CDBG) awarded from the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA).

    General Contractor bids on the rehabilitation projects for the 2 homes are being solicited by this invitation and by published public notice. Bids received from general contractors who are barred from participation in federally assisted projects, including any of their subcontractors, will be rejected. All bids must be prepared and submitted in accordance with the Instructions to Bidders.

    You are encouraged to participate in a Contractor’s Open House / Pre-Bid Tour being held Thursday, August 20, 2020, starting at 8:45 a.m. The Project Specifications/Bid Documents (including the Instructions to Bidders) for both projects will be made available at this time. You will then have the opportunity to inspect the homes, review the specifications, and ask any questions of the City of Mason City’s Housing Rehabilitation Technician.

    The Contractor’s Open House / Pre-Bid Tour will begin at the City Hall in Mason City as per the approximate schedule shown below.
    Open House / Pre-Bid Conference Tour Sites
    Thursday, August 20, 2020
    8:45 a.m. City Hall Front Entry Area 10 1st St NW
    9:00 – 10:30 Property #1 618 So Massachusetts
    10:30 – 12:00 Property #2 619 So Maryland

    PLEASE NOTE: COVID-19 REQUIREMENTS. ALL CONTRACTORS ATTENDING THE OPEN HOUSE MUST BE WEARING MASKS BEFORE ENTERING EITHER OF THE HOMES. BOTH HOMEOWNERS AND/OR THEIR REPRESENTATIVES IN ATTENDANCE HAVE BEEN INSTRUCTED TO DO THE SAME. IN OTHER WORDS, ALL REHAB CONTRACTORS AND HOMEOWNERS, THROUGHOUT THE COURSE OF THE PROJECTS, ARE BEING ASKED TO FOLLOW THE GUIDELINES FROM THE U.S. CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION AND LOCAL PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICIALS.

    Sealed bids on each project shall be submitted in accordance with the Instruction to Bidders, which will be available at the Open House. Sealed bids will be received by the City at the office of the North Iowa Area Council of Governments (NIACOG) at 525 6th St SW until 10:00 a.m., Thursday, September 3, 2020.

    All Bidders are welcome to attend the Bid Openings for the projects, which will be at 10 a.m., Thursday, September 3, 2020 at the NIACOG Office. You must wear a mask if you plan to be in attendance.

    Bid security is not required for CDBG/IEDA housing rehabilitation projects. However, each job shall be bid separately and individual bids shall be identified with the homeowner’s name and address. Bids may not be modified, withdrawn, or canceled during the 30-day period following the date and time designated for the receipt of bids.

    Also, in order to bid as a general contractor in CDBG/IEDA Housing Rehabilitation Programs, the following minimum requirements must be met. All contractors must:

    Be registered with the State of Iowa, Department of Labor (INCLUDING SUBCONTRACTORS) *
    Meet any and all state and local licensing requirements (electrical, mechanical, etc.)
    Provide evidence that the contractor meets the LSR Lead professional certification requirements of the Iowa Department of Public Health (Firm Certification and Individual Certification) and that all workers under the contractor’s employment (i.e. employees and/or subcontractors) who will be involved in any rehabilitation that disturbs painted surfaces have each taken an 8 hour LSR course or an 8 hour lead safe work practices course (LSWP)**

    For an update on the IDPH Lead Safe Housing Regulations, or a list of Lead Safe Renovator (LSR) training providers, please contact Steve Weaver of Building Services Group at 515-295-9227

    Be approved by the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) as not being on the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD’s) or the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL’s) list of debarred or suspended contractors
    Provide current and active insurance certificates that document the following minimum insurance coverage:

    Class Bodily Injury Property Damage
    Manufacturer and Contractors $100,000/$300,000 $100,000

    Independent Contractors $100,000/$300,000 $100,000

    Product (Including $100,000/$300,000 $100,000
    Completed Operations)

    Automobile (Owner, $100,000/$300,000 $100,000
    Hired, or Leased)

    Workmen’s Compensation Statutory/$100,000

    * Please insure that your fully completed and signed Subcontractor/Supplier List form is included with your bid and that all listed subcontractors are registered with the State OR are in process of registering. This form is included with the bid specs for each property. Failure to provide this form may lead to rejection of your bid.

    ** Please include on your Subcontractor/Supplier List, where requested, the Lead Safe Renovator Certificate # of your Firm, the Individual Lead Safe Renovator Certificate # of the LSR in charge of the project, and the LSR or LSWP certificate # of all workers/crew members; OR state how far along you are in meeting the LSR requirements and expected date of obtaining all LSR certificates. Failure to do so may lead to rejection of your bid.

    PLEASE ALSO NOTE THAT ALL GENERAL CONTRACTORS & ALL SUBCONTRACTORS MUST COMPLETE THEIR SECTION 3 EMPLOYEE INTENT TO COMPLY REPORTS. THESE REPORT PAGES ARE FOUND IN THE FRONT PORTION OF THE BID DOCUMENT THAT YOU WILL BE SUBMITTING (PAGES 6, 7, and 8).

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    IdaMaeNowFromIowa Reply Report comment

    July 31, 2020 at 12:38 am

    Considering all the various mutations, can we cease calling it Chinese flu and just call it the TRUMP flu?

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    IdaMaeNowFromIowa Reply Report comment

    July 30, 2020 at 10:29 pm

    The virus is coming for all of us. Millions will die. It will change our political, social, and religious outlooks.

    A year from now life will be very different than it is now.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      August 1, 2020 at 8:58 am

      It could be we are facing near total economic and political collapse -which will lead to widespread famine, death and crime. Type in famine on wikipedia and see all the times thru history this has been the end of civilizations. You can’t just re-open a factory if the raw material supply is unavailable, if so many are spreading the virus. What would happen? Political collapse? Who would take over? Martial law?

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 30, 2020 at 9:37 pm

    it’s called, free enterprise!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 30, 2020 at 7:51 pm

    At least Kum & Go left town.

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      IdaMaeNowFromIowa Reply Report comment

      July 30, 2020 at 9:36 pm

      Rats fleeing the sinking ship?

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    IdaMaeNowFromIowa Reply Report comment

    July 30, 2020 at 6:41 pm

    Will the new quick stars put Yes Way out of business?

    Yes Way’s looking like it’s bee on its last legs for awhile.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      July 30, 2020 at 7:27 pm

      All NO WAY’S SUCK! Dirty, Nasty! I hope they do!

      • NIT Publisher

        NIT Publisher Reply Report comment

        July 31, 2020 at 8:54 am

        I won’t stop at a Yes Way ever again.

    • NIT Publisher

      NIT Publisher Reply Report comment

      July 31, 2020 at 8:56 am

      Yes Way has no chance of surviving in MC unless they do business as a joke, like the Globe Gazette. Parent co. prop-up, very little revenue, people driving by and seeing no cars, no customers, little inventory. A total afterthought in the community. Probably vandals spray-paint weiners on the back of their buildings, too.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        July 31, 2020 at 9:57 am

        If they want to do business as a real joke, just follow the NIT “business model”.
        Oh wait, you’ve got to be a one man dog & pony show to do that.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 30, 2020 at 4:24 pm

    Fat Ass Orange Man Suggests to delay the 2020 election. Come on Idiot Cult followers! What do you think of your Senile, Incompetent Daddy now??? OH WAIT, you will still bow to him no matter how STUPID AND DUMB ASS this IDIOT has become. Just keeps getting better!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 30, 2020 at 1:15 pm

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 30, 2020 at 9:41 am

    Now agent orange says he wants to delay the election. Actually he wants to stop the election completely. He would like to declare himself “president for life.” There are some things about China that he likes, and lots of things about N. Korea and Russia too. He would also like to abolish Congress and the SCOTUS. DUMP trump 2020

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    IdaMaeNowFromIowa Reply Report comment

    July 29, 2020 at 8:22 pm

    When this new hurricane hits Florida in a few days, will the winds blow the virus away and save Florida?

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    IdaMaeNowFromIowa Reply Report comment

    July 29, 2020 at 8:14 pm

    I like it when you’re rough, it makes me tingle.

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      IdaMaeNowFromIowa Reply Report comment

      July 29, 2020 at 8:40 pm

      Says Trump to Nancy Pelosi.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        July 30, 2020 at 8:13 am

        Says Trump to Ivanka.

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          July 30, 2020 at 12:33 pm

          Says joe to schiff

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            Anonymous

            July 30, 2020 at 1:17 pm

            Says Trump to Putin.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        July 31, 2020 at 7:30 am

        Says your wife to me.

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    IdaMaeNowFromIowa Reply Report comment

    July 29, 2020 at 8:12 pm

    House repubs refuse to let their staffs wear masks while at work.

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    IdaMaeNowFromIowa Reply Report comment

    July 29, 2020 at 5:31 pm

    A year from now Barr will have copped a plea and be testifying against Trump at his criminal trial.