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  1. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 9, 2018 at 12:59 pm

    Hey, where’s that dangerous caravan of illegals? Haven’t heard anything about since the election, here or on Faux News. Wonder why?

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      November 10, 2018 at 7:47 am

      In Mexico City trying to beg a bus ride.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      November 11, 2018 at 8:06 am

      They just left Mexico City on a flat bed truck because they couldn’t get free buses.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        November 11, 2018 at 8:15 am

        7000 people don’t all just decide at the same time to all get together and Hike through Mexico to the U.S. Receive food water and assistance along the way by coincidence! This is a planned invasion.

  2. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 9, 2018 at 9:40 am

    Iowa has more hogs than the next three states combined. Isn”t it about time we shared the shit.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      November 9, 2018 at 12:23 pm

      We also have more right wing wackos than our 3 neighboring states to the east. I wish we could share some of them. :}

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        November 10, 2018 at 6:34 am

        bodacious, is that you in disguise?

  3. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 9, 2018 at 7:48 am

    Attacks, threats of violence, stalking, are not debatable issues. The conversation should not be that something should happen to these terrorists, but rather why isn’t it? Are Democrats going to call for a flat out halt to this kind of third world terrorism? Will Liberal media present a united, in no uncertain terms, front and censure this dangerous behavior from the likes of Waters, Hillary, Holder, etc.?
    Democratic silence should be held against them publicly.

  4. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 9, 2018 at 7:45 am

    For all those who think or say that the Democrats don’t want to take the guns away but just want some “common sense laws” remember that Chicago was a “gun free zone” until McDonald won our right back at the Supreme Court:

  5. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 9, 2018 at 7:44 am

    Losing the house was a hard pill to swallow because I don’t want gridlock…but all in all we did better than previous administrations in recent history. But, boy oh boy, the Dems elected some loons! A couple are barely believable, almost like being trapped in an episode of “Pranked”.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      November 9, 2018 at 12:53 pm

      Well, republiperverts elected a dead pimp. Tough to top that.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      November 9, 2018 at 2:53 pm

      That’s because he is a hell of a lot better than a Live Democrat!

  6. Elephant > Donkey Reply Report comment

    November 8, 2018 at 6:41 pm

    CNN what a joke. Acosta chopped that hot young interns arm at presser. Trump ban that clown for life! Haha!

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      November 8, 2018 at 7:04 pm

      The video has been doctored.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        November 9, 2018 at 7:46 am

        There is definitely something wrong with Jim Acosta. He comes across as a spoiled kid wanting attention! CNN needs to put him on the shelf and replace him at the Whitehouse. It is an honor to be in the Whitehouse press people.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        November 9, 2018 at 7:46 am

        CNN has lost it’s way. It stopped reporting the news well before Trump took office and has become a propaganda machine and echo chamber for the left. By spinning the facts, not reporting all the news or injecting personal opinions into the news isn’t what our Founding Fathers’ meant about freedom of the press. Calling them out like Trump does is exactly what he should be doing. Most polished politicians talk and say nothing. Trump is not polished, but when he speaks it’s very clear what he’s saying. The opposition calls it being unhinged, but I find it refreshing. I never need a talking head interpreting what’s been said by Trump since it always crystal clear.

  7. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 8, 2018 at 5:57 pm

    Attacks, threats of violence, stalking are not debatable issues. The conversation should not be that something should happen to these terrorists; but rather why isn’t it? Are Democrats going to call for a flat out halt to this kind of third world terrorism? Will Liberal media present a united, in no uncertain terms, front and censure this dangerous behavior from the likes of Waters, Hillary, Holder, etc.?
    Democratic silence should be held against them publicly.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      November 11, 2018 at 1:52 pm

      As should you, with your constant hate-mongering, riot-inciting handgun rhetoric.

  8. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 8, 2018 at 5:57 pm

    If it hasn’t happened already, it’s time for Tucker, his wife and kids to get some firearms training, several shotguns (I like the Mossberg Shockwave for its compactness and ease of handling in close quarters), load up on ammo, and prepare a home defense plan. Sad that we’ve come to this but, that’s where we are.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      November 9, 2018 at 12:06 pm

      Yeh, because its better killing them dam vandals than having them arrested. If we could just shoot who we want when we want, they could make a movie about it and call it Purge Again and Again.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      November 9, 2018 at 1:00 pm

      What did he expect? You throw enough firebombs, pretty soon you get burned.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        November 9, 2018 at 2:56 pm

        Once again you have proved you are full of shit!

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      November 9, 2018 at 3:34 pm

      Maybe Tucker Carlson now knows what it is like to be hated.

  9. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 8, 2018 at 2:15 pm

    Do we really need bike lanes on north federal? One lane traffic?

    • Observer the Original Reply Report comment

      November 8, 2018 at 2:56 pm

      Whether or not we need them, we paid for them. In the mean time, those who use the bike lanes, did not pay a penny for them.

      Using data from the US DOT, EPA, and State of Iowa, the average gas tax paid per driver of a gasoline vehicle is $387.13 per year. That is the revenue used to support our infrastructure. Therefore, all Electric vehicles, and bikes should be charged $387.13 per year.

      This would be easy to accomplish on a local level, by issuing an annual tag to each user for that amount. Those who do not display one, would be fined the same amount.

      Using a flat fee will eliminate any urge to try and track miles, and the bureaucracy required to apply and collect revenue on any government level.

      This would provide added funds to support our roads and bridges. If bikes want the infrastructure, they should pay for it.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        November 8, 2018 at 7:33 pm

        Alas……. Much ado about nothing.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        November 9, 2018 at 10:05 am

        So let me get this straight, you think that if you own a bicycle and use bike lanes that a bike is the only mode of transportation you have? Don’t you think that bicyclist also on motor vehicles & pay the same gas & roes taxes you do?

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        November 9, 2018 at 10:11 am

        Observer,
        So let me get this straight, you think that if you own a bicycle and use bike lanes that a bike is the only mode of transportation you have? Don’t you think that bicyclist also own a motor vehicles & pay the same gas & road taxes you do?

        • Anonymous Reply Report comment

          November 9, 2018 at 1:54 pm

          In this area, the bike lanes are mostly used by tweekers. Northend for sure will have several tweekers hit due to not being able to stay in the bike lane while zooming. The vast majority lost their rights to drive.

        • Observer the Original Reply Report comment

          November 10, 2018 at 3:13 am

          The road taxes paid by vehicle owners pay for their right of way, but does nothing for the special infrastructure created for bikes. Currently, bikes pay nothing for their lanes.

          Dual ownership is unusual, especially in certain parts of our community. Indeed, you will see them, rain or sleet or snow, all hours of the day and night. Sometimes with two bikes. Most times with backpacks.

          They pay nothing to help support lane lines, “sharrows”(where 4,000 pound vans must yield to 15 mph bikes weaving in and out of the lane of traffic), and signage. That additional cost must come from somewhere, why not the users?

  10. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 8, 2018 at 9:14 am

    I see Justin Penner has a football team in Cedar Falls. Isn’t he the one the former Superintendent forced to leave Mason City?

  11. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 8, 2018 at 9:04 am

    Trump is absolutely right in saying CNN reporting is fake and political driven he is right to say CNN is rude, hateful, spiteful and full of bitterness toward our President!! Enough!!

    • Trump is a tool Reply Report comment

      November 8, 2018 at 12:37 pm

      You bet. That’s why the WH had to use a doctored tape to justify denying press credentials to Acosta. You trumpian minions would believe anything.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        November 8, 2018 at 5:52 pm

        Trump did great.Bill Clinton lost 60 seats his first midterm.Obama lost 62.Trump not even close to that.

        • Trump is a tool Reply Report comment

          November 8, 2018 at 10:16 pm

          And Mueller is going to wrap up his case against him in less than 2 weeks. Trump be gone.

          • Anonymous

            November 9, 2018 at 7:40 am

            You are going to lose again. But, you should be used to it.

  12. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 8, 2018 at 9:04 am

    President Trump has done more than the idiot Odumbo did in 8 yrs. !!! Talk about idiot, you are a prime example of one!! If you believed anything that came out of that idiots mouth. And thanks to idiots like you the clown show that went on during Kavenaughs hearing will now be a clown show everyday !!! It’s hard not to have a clown shop when the house is full of clowns!!!

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      November 8, 2018 at 12:58 pm

      Even hitler was followed by millions.

  13. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 8, 2018 at 9:02 am

    It’s sad, but you cannot legislate evil out of people. California has some of the strictest gun controls in the US. In London, they are using knives and acid attacks. If you are intent on killing, anything can be used as a weapon.

    • Allen Reply Report comment

      November 8, 2018 at 12:32 pm

      How true, and I thought that I was the only one that realized that.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      November 9, 2018 at 12:03 pm

      So, lets not do anything to stop mass killings. It is just the norm nowadays and you dam liberals better learn it. Killing is kool.

  14. (• ⦥•) Ornge man bad Reply Report comment

    November 7, 2018 at 9:17 pm

    watched two dudes kick the crap out of a fat kid and a skinny retard one block south of taco bell tonight. put the boots to the guy on the ground. any news of this?

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      November 8, 2018 at 6:12 pm

      And you didn’t help, or call the police! Karma will catch up to you someday.

  15. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 7, 2018 at 6:16 pm

    Has Reverend Al Sharpton ever paid his tax bill? Just wondering.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      November 8, 2018 at 5:12 am

      We will probably never know. He says he is a very successful business man with many enterprises and that he is currently under IRS audit. Therefore he finds it inappropriate to release his complete financial so we are only left to speculate. Oh wait…… my mistake, thats Rev Dumpster.

  16. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 7, 2018 at 5:57 pm

    While Dems are shitting their pants over getting 2 year reps in the house, Trump is stacking up 6 year senators that will be there thru 2024. Then when 2020 re-election comes around Trump regains the house and has more control than ever. Dems are playing checkers. He plays chess.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      November 7, 2018 at 8:17 pm

      You’d know all about pants-shitting, that’s for sure.

  17. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 7, 2018 at 5:57 pm

    Isn’t it funny….we don’t see ANY of the feminists coming out to congratulate Gov. Kim Reynolds…I guess that stops at Dem women.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      November 8, 2018 at 10:17 am

      As a woman, it is hard to congratulate any elected official who runs on a platform to make my health care more difficult to receive. I am opposed to abortion, so that isn’t what I’m talking about. By shuttering Planned Parenthood locations, it has become much more difficult to obtain affordable birth control.

      • Hymen intact Reply Report comment

        November 8, 2018 at 6:17 pm

        Abstinence is the best form of birth control, and it’s free.

        • Anonymous Reply Report comment

          November 9, 2018 at 11:18 am

          I’m married–don’t think my husband would enjoy abstinence.

          • Anonymous

            November 10, 2018 at 5:48 pm

            Have you ever thought about neutering him? But then you’d have to be careful when you’re with the mail man

  18. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 7, 2018 at 5:55 pm

    PELOSI SPEWING BS AGAIN….AFTER THE KAVANAUGH HEARINGS AND HOW THE DEMOCRATS CARRY ON….I DON’T BELIEVE PELOSI WITH HER BIPARTISANSHIP….THEY CONSTANTLY ATTACK THIS PRESIDENT AND OUR PATHETIC MEDIA….

  19. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 7, 2018 at 9:11 am

    The world does not hate Trump; only dumbos do. If you work and your take-home pay is more; if you have a growing 401; if you are glad we have record low unemployment; if you are happy our political prisoners have been released; if you are glad we are not at war with North Korea, then you should be unhappy with the results. Dumbos will continue the ruin of this wonderful country that Ovomit started. He wanted to “fundamentally change America” and he damn near turned us into a third world nation. Congrats. Enjoy the wackos who are hell bent to create a socialist country.

  20. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 7, 2018 at 9:10 am

    Buck up guys The Left can’t do jack without Senate and Pres Trump’s approval 2 years until next Vote maybe a cataclysm will take place and California will fall in the ocean which will take care of two problems the Cali Left Whiners and China.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      November 7, 2018 at 10:47 am

      People like you are what is wrong with this country. Very selfish and cares about no one but themselves & their interest. Sad sad sad

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        November 7, 2018 at 5:51 pm

        That’s just what all the losers say.

  21. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 7, 2018 at 9:09 am

    Democrats bipartisanship is a fictional thing, just look at the Kavanaugh hearing! What marvelous fools will they reveal after elections and they get to work! Good news Senate still Republican majority!

  22. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 7, 2018 at 9:06 am

    NOW’S the time for Republicans to act just like the Democrats. NO Civility until the Republicans WIN back the House!!!

  23. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 6, 2018 at 3:15 pm

    A career criminal, Shaurome Orlando Taylor, is finally going to prison. What you tink bout dat, Prestin Waldschmitt, ur turn b comin.

  24. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 6, 2018 at 12:25 pm

    Did i hear that mason city is not going to allow any fireworks now? What is the point of legalizing them if every single town is going to ban them?

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      November 6, 2018 at 1:49 pm

      You can thank people who have no respect for the laws. Abide by the time frames, and days allowed. The same situation will happen with idiots and legal marijuana. “Its legal, I can smoke it in public if I want.” What people of this mindset seem to forget is that there are others living around here that don’t enjoy the fireworks all day everyday. Just like there are people who don’t want to smell or inhale your smoke in public. If it affects more than you, you have to be respectful in order to continue having said rights and privledges.

      • Allen Reply Report comment

        November 6, 2018 at 2:43 pm

        Good answer, unfortunately there’s no respect for others any more, it’s all about “me”.

        • Anonymous Reply Report comment

          November 6, 2018 at 5:53 pm

          Great answer. If you want to blame someone blame the lawbreakers that are still shooting them off.

        • Anonymous Reply Report comment

          November 9, 2018 at 11:21 pm

          Hey Allen, where do you suppose those young uns learned how to disrespect others and how to do what they want cuz they want to. From the Trump camp

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      November 6, 2018 at 5:01 pm

      Drive out into the country and shoot them off. Pretty simple.

  25. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 6, 2018 at 9:00 am

    Every leftie media “outlet” spends every moment of its allotted time telling everyone that every single thing President Trump does is bad.. it’s killing the country.. it’s apocalyptic… and bashing him. They mention NOTHING about the unemployment rate being so low or anything positive he’s done for the economy.
    Simultaneously, they simply ignore all the violent antifa attacks, blm riots, monument destruction by mobs, etc., unless it is to work into the narrative, somehow, that all that mob crap is somehow “justified”. I think the posted meme is spot on.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      November 7, 2018 at 2:14 pm

      You must not listen or watch “leftist” media outlets because they report the good and the bad news. They just don’t insert their noses into Bonespurs behind.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      November 8, 2018 at 8:07 am

      I am pretty sure that you omitted naming those networks because you wouldn’t put FOX on that list because you think they are the only network who reports the ‘real’ news. Sean Hannity openly campaigning with Trump shows his true colors. Fox is worse than any other mainstream media source.

  26. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 6, 2018 at 8:59 am

    You marched on our borders carrying other than an American flag, you are not asylum-seekers you are an invading force and should be treated as such.

  27. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 6, 2018 at 8:59 am

    Democrats Produce MOBS! Republicans Produce JOBS! Vote RED!

  28. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 6, 2018 at 8:57 am

    The mainstream media does not report truth. They are owned by far left liberal radicals. Walk away from Democrats. Vote Republican.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      November 6, 2018 at 5:57 pm

      AllenReply Report comment
      November 6, 2018 at 2:47 pm

      I’d appreciate it if you didn’t use my name in vain. I don’t remember attacking you, but if that’s the game you want to play, then so be it.

      bodacious
      November 6, 2018 at 5:03 pm

      Allen, I made an assumption that you were still posting on here but using Anonymous as eLViS is doing. If you are not, I apologize. I didn’t think I used it in vain.

  29. Observer the Original Reply Report comment

    November 6, 2018 at 4:51 am

    Having looked at the new configuration of North Federal I have concluded it is poor engineering. The transitions from two lanes to one lane and from one lane to two lanes will at best lead to incidents. Perhaps this new configuration was not a plan from the DOT, but edict from the Chamber of Commerce (through it’s puppets in City government).

    And the addition of bike Lanes put an unnecessary burden on those who pay motor fuel taxes. In other words they get them for free. Either about abolish the motor fuel tax or impose a user’s fee an all-electric and bicycles that use the roadways.

    The reduction in capacity on North Federal (US 65) will also lead to additional incidents. What’s next, a traffic circle at 12th Street?

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      November 6, 2018 at 6:20 am

      However……Clear Lake now has several years of experience with a similar traffic flow pattern on the east west corridor thru town on Highway 18. While it met with some initial criticism I understand that accidents have actually declined and that the driving public considers it a major improvement.

    • N.E.MCMAN Reply Report comment

      November 6, 2018 at 6:45 am

      “or impose a user’s fee an all-electric and bicycles that use the roadways”

      Also include the oversized farm tractors and combines that use “off road use diesel” that they pay no road use tax on that are trashing our rural bridges and roadways going field to field. Same with equipment like Henkel’s and McKinnes’ skid loaders, cranes, loaders, etc…. you see driving all over town.

      Tax ALL vehicle fuel. Then we don’t need to worry about off road, non-taxed fuel being used in equipment that are being driven on our roads.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      November 6, 2018 at 12:22 pm

      I would have to agree that making that a single lane with a turn lane is stupid. What if u get behind someone going like 25 mph? Y not keeep it the way it was? With 2 lanes if they are turning go around them. Now we are stuck behind whoever is in front of us going whatever speed they want. STUPID

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      November 6, 2018 at 1:20 pm

      Traffic circles rule — they are woke.

  30. Bull Ames Reply Report comment

    November 6, 2018 at 2:36 am

    Hmm… Wonder if it’s legal to share all this b.s. with the world and not just my friends in my reading it on MY screen? But actually, I do NOT wonder… Unless something that has been shared in the public domain, included but not limited to, photos, words, videos etc., are LEGALLY COPY-RIGHTED there is NO “ownership”. Or “rights”. Subject matter that has been submitted for public viewing is “fair game” for entrepreneurs to do with as they please. And no… Publisher of NIT is NOT an attorney. So don’t bother him seeking GENUINE legal advice from him…

  31. Bull Ames Reply Report comment

    November 6, 2018 at 2:03 am

    I lmfao when my “hecklers” hecklle THEMSELVES with their inane/brain-dead/immature responses to my posts!!! All I gotta do is invite a few of friends over and ALL of us are laughing so hard they are crying. And many are also shaking their heads in disbelief of responses on here! Not only toward me; but also to the hussy-fits BETWIXT EACH OTHER. Myself and my friends find this ALL to be “Classic Comedy”!!! (and yes I DID mean to say “HUSSY fits” and NOT “HISSY fits”

  32. Bull Ames Reply Report comment

    November 6, 2018 at 1:25 am

    Gee. Let me guess. When Lewerke loses today, she will pull a Hillary and blame her loss on ANYONE or ANYTHING other than HERSELF.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      November 6, 2018 at 6:10 am

      She paid NIT over $400 for that ugly block ad that we have been looking at for months. And she generated lots of clicks for Matt.

  33. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 5, 2018 at 9:42 pm

    Just VOTE!

  34. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 5, 2018 at 7:09 pm

    Vote blue so we do not become 1930’s Germany or Italy.

  35. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 5, 2018 at 1:51 pm

    You don’t see any other former President interfering with a sitting President. Only a low class Democrat would do that. Obama didn’t do anything in 8 years why would anyone want to listen to him now. Our President is doing a wonderful job, so Stay Out Of Our President ‘s Business!!!!!!!!

    • bodacious Reply Report comment

      November 6, 2018 at 5:10 pm

      President Obama sat out of the spotlight for almost 2 years until Trump started bad-mouthing him and all Democrats. He is still a citizen and he has every right to campaign for whomever he chooses. I saw today that he was campaigning for a Dem who favors building the wall. The Bush’s are out campaigning now. These men stick by their party and there is nothing wrong with that. When Trump is voted out, do you think he will support Republicans?

  36. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 5, 2018 at 1:50 pm

    I long for the days when news media reported the news and not personal views of political combatants!
    I don’t care about their opinions. Everyone has one. Them having air time on a national T.V. station doesn’t mean their opinion is more informed than mine.

  37. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 5, 2018 at 1:49 pm

    America for Americans. Please prevent terrorists from invading your country. They have damaged their countries and then feel America is for all. No way!!!!!!!

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      November 5, 2018 at 6:45 pm

      Thanks, Chief Dancing With Yourself

  38. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 5, 2018 at 1:48 pm

    We have never seen any President work so tirelessly as President Trump! He donates his salary, stands up to our enemies for us, bolsters our economy, and workforce, has lost a large part of his personal fortune and deals with the lying media and Democrats and rhinos while working hard for America and Americans! VOTE RED and support the man who supports us.

  39. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 5, 2018 at 1:47 pm

    t really is a sad day in America when a known Illegal gets money to disrupt our country and a person paid into Social Security for all of their working years receives such a third of a person who should not even be here.

  40. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 5, 2018 at 8:15 am

    My friends and fellow trump supporters . It’s time for DON LEMON to be FIRED from CNN. What he said about WHITE MEN is racist . CNN IS FAKE NEWS. The crazy part is Mr lemon has a white partner or whatever you want to call him. The hatred of Mr Lemon is a national disgrace. I love all races of people as do all of you. Mr Lemon should at the very least apologize for his comments . President Trump is trying to bring the country together . WE ALL NEED TO GET OUT AND VOTE REPUBLICAN EVEN IF YOU DON’T LIKE THE REPUBLICAN IN YOU’RE DISTRICT HE OR SHE IS STILL BETTER THEN THE DEMOCRAT GO VOTE AND GOD BLESS YOU AND THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

  41. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 5, 2018 at 8:14 am

    DEMS ARE TOTALLY LOST AND NEED TO BE REPLACED

  42. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 5, 2018 at 8:13 am

    There is one way to solve all the political controversies Vote for the American people vote against Antifa, vote for the constitution vote against socialism, vote for lawful immigration, vote against open illegal immigration, vote for the national anthem not for burning the flag, vote for good jobs vote against freebies that raise our taxes, vote against those that will not condemn violence and vote for those who want safe communities and against MS13, Vote for those who will support Donald Trump and the real Republican party vote against those that want to tear our country apart. Get out and vote Republican get your neighbors your family your friends to the polls and vote for the American way of life that we have always known and support.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      November 5, 2018 at 6:37 pm

      8:11 am. 8:12 am. 8:13 am. 8:13 am again. Take your meds.

  43. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 5, 2018 at 8:13 am

    OH come on give OBAMA credit. He divided this country into HATE and started his race WAR between the BLACK and WHITE PEOPLE. GOOD JOB Obama!

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      November 5, 2018 at 6:40 pm

      Yeah, no. That would be the Urine President, Donnie Dump.

  44. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 5, 2018 at 8:12 am

    It really is a sad day in America when a known Illegal gets money to disrupt our country and a person paid into Social Security for all of their working years receives such a third of a person who should not even be here.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      November 5, 2018 at 6:32 pm

      Like the rich old white people who paid in for a a year or two if at all, and are still collecting after 30 years.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      November 6, 2018 at 11:16 am

      Like you?

  45. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 5, 2018 at 8:11 am

    If you listen to the media, Republicans are way behind the Democraps, in the popular vote. We all know that the media has switched the numbers around. There can’t possibly be that many stupid asses still around.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      November 5, 2018 at 4:28 pm

      What do you expect with the teachers we have? The vast majority are Democrats.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        November 5, 2018 at 7:40 pm

        Wahoo for education! Best thing in the world. Too bad you never learned anything.

  46. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 5, 2018 at 7:26 am

    Is Matt running for city council this election cycle?

  47. Bozo Sleeps Reply Report comment

    November 4, 2018 at 7:59 pm

    Let’s remember we are all Americans no matter what happens Tuesday. Let’s work with the losing party rather than vilify them.

  48. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 4, 2018 at 3:14 pm

    We have never seen any President work so tirelessly as President Trump! He donates his salary, stands up to our enemies for us, bolsters our economy and workforce, has lost a large part of his personal fortune and deals with the lying media and Democrats and rhinos while working hard for America and Americans! VOTE RED and support the man who supports us.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      November 4, 2018 at 9:11 pm

      Why do you believe this crap? About the only thing that is true is he donates his salary. That is good, the rest of this is bs.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        November 5, 2018 at 7:56 am

        Is that all you got. You are just a sore loser who is going to lose again.

        • Anonymous Reply Report comment

          November 5, 2018 at 6:01 pm

          Talk about losers. That ALL you got?

  49. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 4, 2018 at 3:14 pm

    Australian Gun Law Update
    Here’s a thought to warm some of your hearts….
    From: Ed Chenel, A police officer in Australia
    Hi Yanks, I thought you all would like to see the real
    figures from Down Under.
    It has now been 12 months since gun owners in Australia were forced by a new law to
    surrender 640,381 personal firearms to be destroyed by our own
    government, a program costing Australia taxpayers
    more than $500 million dollars.

  50. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 4, 2018 at 3:13 pm

    The first year results are now in:
    Australia-wide, homicides are up 6.2 percent,
    Australia-wide, assaults are up 9.6 percent;
    Australia-wide, armed robberies are up 44 percent (yes, 44 percent)!
    In the state of Victoria…..
    lone, homicides with firearms are now up 300 percent.(Note that
    while the law-abiding citizens turned them in, the criminals did not
    and criminals still possess their guns!)
    While figures over the previous 25 years showed a steady
    decrease in armed robbery with firearms, this has changed drastically upward in the past 12 months, since the criminals now are guaranteed that their prey is unarmed.There has also been a dramatic increase in break-ins and assaults of the elderly, while the resident is at home.
    Australian politicians are at a loss to explain how public
    safety has decreased, after such monumental effort and expense was expended in ‘successfully ridding Australian society of guns….’ You won’t see this on the American evening news or hear your governor or members of the State Assembly disseminating this information.
    The Australian experience speaks for itself. Guns in the
    hands of honest citizens save lives and property and, yes, gun-control laws affect only the law-abiding citizens.
    Take note Americans, before it’s too late!

    • Truth seeker Reply Report comment

      November 5, 2018 at 2:51 pm

      You’re a moron. This was a debunked post that’s almost 20 years old. The NFA happened in 1997 and this came out around 2001.

      “For Australia, the NFA seems to have been incredibly successful in terms of lives saved. While 13 gun massacres (the killing of 4 or more people at one time) occurred in Australia in the 18 years before the NFA, resulting in more than one hundred deaths, in the 14 following years (and up to the present), there were no gun massacres.

      The NFA also seems to have reduced firearm homicide outside of mass shootings, as well as firearm suicide. In the seven years before the NFA (1989-1995), the average annual firearm suicide death rate per 100,000 was 2.6 (with a yearly range of 2.2 to 2.9); in the seven years after the buyback was fully implemented (1998-2004), the average annual firearm suicide rate was 1.1 (yearly range 0.8 to 1.4). In the seven years before the NFA, the average annual firearm homicide rate per 100,000 was .43 (range .27 to .60) while for the seven years post NFA, the average annual firearm homicide rate was .25 (range .16 to .33)

      Additional evidence strongly suggests that the buyback causally reduced firearm deaths. First, the drop in firearm deaths was largest among the type of firearms most affected by the buyback. Second, firearm deaths in states with higher buyback rates per capita fell proportionately more than in states with lower buyback rates.”

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      November 9, 2018 at 3:40 pm

      Still a lot less than takes place in one U.S. city.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      November 4, 2018 at 3:04 pm

      he Democrats are doing their best to convince Americans who don’t know otherwise. The president is not misogynistic, homophobic, racist, xenophobic etc. He loves this country and is doing what we asked him to do when we elected him.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        November 5, 2018 at 2:22 pm

        What has he done? No wall being paid for by mexico, no legal marijuana, I feel less safe now than I ever have. All trump has done is shown the world how many hateful people reside in the united states. It feels like the starting of the civil rights movement all over again. That turd of a man should feel ashamed.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        November 6, 2018 at 2:54 pm

        There’s well-documented evidence that he’s all of those things, and a pervert besides.

  51. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 4, 2018 at 8:28 am

    I long for the days when news media reported the news and not personal views of political combatants.
    I don’t care about their opinions. Everyone has one. Them having air time on a national tv station doesn’t mean their opinion is more informed than mine.

  52. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 4, 2018 at 8:27 am

    Obama is suffering from the
    “look at me” disorder. The “I still think I’m President” disorder. This has been needs to Move the Hell ON!

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      November 4, 2018 at 2:28 pm

      Why should he move on? Trump hasn’t. Still comparing himself to Obama and still losing every time.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        November 5, 2018 at 7:47 am

        You have it backwards. It is the do nothing but divide Obama who is trying to take credit for what Trump has done. First it was Bush’s fault and now it is trying to say it is his doing that the country has recovered from Obama’s bull shit.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        November 5, 2018 at 7:48 am

        OH come on give OBAMA credit. He divided this country into HATE and started his race WAR between the BLACK and WHITE PEOPLE. GOOD JOB Obama!

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        November 5, 2018 at 7:48 am

        Obama you did nothing for this country except focus hate on our police and military and causing race relations to be set back 100 years. You aren’t getting credit for all Trumps hard work. You were too busy going on grand vacations or playing golf. You were a do nothing President.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        November 5, 2018 at 7:49 am

        Obama said Trump needed a magic wand to improve the economy and now you are taking credit for unprecedented growth and employment. Just shows you didn’t know how to run this nation.

  53. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 4, 2018 at 8:26 am

    But it’s okay when hecklers interrupt republicans. The only reason Obama is upset over the “poor” migrants is probably HIS money going to support the invasion. Evil lying conniving asshat. Time for him to realize “ you are no longer president “ sit down and shut up!!!!!i can’t stand the sight of him.

  54. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 4, 2018 at 8:26 am

    Make Dr. Ford pay!!!! She set a bad example for the women who are truly brutalized and attacked who will now be more afraid to come forward! Make an example of her for deceitfulness and ruining an innocent man and his family’s reputation.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      November 4, 2018 at 2:27 pm

      What do you suggest? Public flogging? A Scarlet ‘L’ on her forehead? Or something else? Hanging? It would be nice if she did something wrong but she didn’t. What would really be nice if the real culprit had to pay for his crimes but Grassley and the boys made sure that wouldn’t happen.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        November 4, 2018 at 3:12 pm

        It’s called PURJURY and it is a crime. She should be jailed and fined and then made to pay for all the expense caused by her lies. Of course being a liberal you are all for crime.

        • Anonymous Reply Report comment

          November 4, 2018 at 9:32 pm

          No one has ever been convicted of purjury. Besides, she didn’t lie. TheRepublicans did when they said they would give her a fair hearing.

          • Anonymous

            November 5, 2018 at 7:45 am

            Bull Shit! The Republicans bent over backwards to give her a chance. The Democrats used her then dumped her.

          • Youre a stupid old man

            November 5, 2018 at 7:51 pm

            I see you didn’t get the ‘purjury’ part. They didn’t “bend over backwards” and didn’t allow all of her witnesses to speak, the defendants main piece of evidence was a calendar he owned and kept for 20+ years. at least 2 of them publicly admitted they had made up their minds before her testimony that Kavanaugh was their guy. They brought in a stand-in for all of the Republicans so that they didn’t need to show the entire country how really insincere, insecure and nasty they really are. Then they closed it out by giving the crybaby a stage for the greatest show on earth. And show is exactly what is was.

  55. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 4, 2018 at 8:25 am

    Democrats didn’t care when Madonna said she had thought an awful lot about blowing up the White House. Democrats didn’t care when Kathy Griffin posed with a mock severed head of President Trump. Democrats didn’t care when a Broadway Play depicted the assassination of President Trump. Democrats didn’t care when Johnny Depp said, “how long has been since an actor assassinated a President”. Democrats didn’t care when Snoop Dog and Eminem made music videos about assassinating President Trump. Democrats didn’t care when dozens of people were shot to death at a Jason Aldean concert. Democrats didn’t care when Congressman Steve Scalise was shot at a baseball game. Democrats didn’t care when Robert De Niro said “somebody needs to take out Trump”. Democrats didn’t care when Carole Cook said “Where’s John Wilkes Booth when you need him?” Democrats didn’t care when Republican candidate Rudy Peters was attacked by a man with a switchblade. Democrats didn’t care when a Republican Party Office was set on fire. Democrats didn’t care when Eric Holder said “When they go low, we kick ‘em”. Democrats didn’t care when Trump family members received suspicious packages in the mail. Democrats didn’t care when Secretary of Defense James Mattis received death threats. Democrats didn’t care when Maxine Waters said “you get up in their face at the mall, in restaurants, at gas stations and you tell them Republicans they’re not welcomed anywhere”. Democrats didn’t care when Sarah Sanders and her family were harassed at a restaurant, instructed to leave and chased down the street.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      November 4, 2018 at 12:22 pm

      And no one cares about your same Trump ass-kissin tired old bullshit day after day.
      You’re a freakin’ idiot and a dumbass.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      November 4, 2018 at 6:34 pm

      Democrats have never suggested that someone be punched with the resulting legal bills being paid by Dippity Donald, nor have democrats suggested shooting people for throwing rocks.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        November 5, 2018 at 8:10 am

        Of course not. You are the cowards throwing the rocks and we are the ones who will shoot back.

  56. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 4, 2018 at 8:24 am

    Democrats didn’t care when Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen was harassed and chased out of a Mexican restaurant. Democrats didn’t care when Trump adviser Stephen Miller’s life was threatened and he was chased out of a restaurant. Democrats didn’t care when Attorney General Pam Bondi was harassed and chased out of a theatre. Democrats didn’t care when Rand Paul was attacked and beaten up in his own yard. Democrats didn’t care when two Republican senators: Rob Portman of Ohio and John Boozman of Arkansas were harassed in their own yards and on their own doorsteps. Democrats didn’t care when a 71-year-old female staffer for California Rep. Dana Rohrbacher was knocked unconscious by an angry group of liberal protesters. Democrats didn’t care when a North Carolina GOP office was firebombed by an angry mob of liberals. Democrats didn’t care when Hillary Clinton said “we can’t be civil to Republicans until Democrats return to power”.
    For over two years Democrats have encouraged hate, harassment, vandalism, acts of violence and even threats of assassination. If this isn’t enough to make a democrat turn away from their own party, they are for violence, hate and even killing. Get out and vote red-even if it’s your first time!

  57. retread Reply Report comment

    November 4, 2018 at 7:47 am

    Creepy Uncle Joe Biden for president! Pocahontas for VP! Creepy porn lawyer for AG! Spartacus for Sec of State! What a Dem ticket!!!!

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      November 4, 2018 at 8:29 am

      Miles better than what is in there now.

  58. Bull Ames Reply Report comment

    November 4, 2018 at 4:51 am

    There’s a certain local candidate that reminds me of the albino in “The da Vinci Code”. Seeking forgiveness, he chastised himself constantly. Said he was sorry, but never STOPPED being evil.

  59. Bull Ames Reply Report comment

    November 4, 2018 at 4:36 am

    So…WHY was it okay to viciously slaughter NATIVE Americans so we could take THEIR land away? And yet America thinks it’s DIFFERENT when they kill those who us brute force to take over other countries? Why is that any of OUR business? Which foreign countries jumped in to aid Native Americans? And what do the remains of a country that was once theirs consist of? And yet we throw $$$ and soldiers at “saving” other countries?

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      November 4, 2018 at 8:22 am

      Get off your high horse. The Indians slaughtered lots of people to take over the lands they claimed too. They are not innocent no more than we are. You are a fool.

      • Chief Pointsathim Reply Report comment

        November 4, 2018 at 9:25 pm

        And where did you read that?

        • Anonymous Reply Report comment

          November 5, 2018 at 5:37 am

          The poster cant read so he/she made it up. Delusional

  60. Bull Ames Reply Report comment

    November 4, 2018 at 4:19 am

    America has turned into the “Land of Pussys”. Our NEW motto may as well be: “Go ahead and DO tread on us!’

  61. Bull Ames Reply Report comment

    November 4, 2018 at 4:13 am

    Excuse me… But what do you call it when foreigners force their way into a country ILLEGALLY? Would that not be an INVASION? We need to stop tossing immigrants’ salads and make it VERY clear that they are NOT welcome in the U.S. We can barely take care of our own needy. But the bleeding hearts want to use BILLIONS of our tax $$$ to coddle invaders?

  62. Bull Ames Reply Report comment

    November 4, 2018 at 4:01 am

    Hmm…Apparently, North Iowa never got the memo that incest is wrong? Seems to be the only logical explanation why so many people not only use the same name but have identical mindsets?

  63. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 3, 2018 at 10:57 pm

    Wow, bram keeps campaigning using taxpayer money. How does pals allow it?

  64. Bozo Sleeps Reply Report comment

    November 3, 2018 at 12:58 pm

    Democrats need to stop the open border bulls**t. Trump is corrupt, but he keeps winning because Dems are wrong on policy.

  65. Curious George Reply Report comment

    November 3, 2018 at 12:27 pm

    I wonder why Autumn Olsen was on Mason City Police Scanner with her photo that the cops were trying to figure out who it is.

  66. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 3, 2018 at 8:43 am

    I would like to say I as a American citizen I do blame the media as well as the uninformed democrats in government for the division in this country. The media is always reporting negative news on the country and President Trump they as well as the democrats hate this President and the American people who voted for him and they want to stop us all. They can’t unless we let them. VOTE RED

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      November 3, 2018 at 9:34 am

      The reverse was true when President Obama was in office but at least he didn’t whine and cry over the negative press coverage or attack his opponents with name calling or call for discrimination of people of other faiths, sex or race.
      Recessions are cyclical and occur during the administrations of both parties with the recovery happening during the terms of the opposite party.
      We need to examine the policies and character of each candidate and vote for the person (of either) party who we believe will best represent our interests.
      I believe race baiting and hate mongering are disqualifying character traits and will now vote for that person.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        November 3, 2018 at 1:07 pm

        What are you smoking. The left wing media loved Obama and would never print anything negative about him. 90% of what they print about Trump is negative. I have watched him say something and when it comes out in the media they twist it to something not even close to what he said. I guess you are one of the Democrat liars. It runs in the party.

  67. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 3, 2018 at 8:43 am

    Vote red to defeat the media…never in our history has news reporting caused the chaos in the country that we are seeing today…yes, the media is the problem…it’s supposed to be news reporting not their opinions and rudeness…

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      November 3, 2018 at 11:24 am

      CONservative Repub greed created what is called yellow journalism long ago, and with Faux News is still at it today. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yellow_journalism

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        November 3, 2018 at 1:15 pm

        You really are a ignorant ass. Yellow journalism was due to the color of ink they used and had nothing to do with Republicans other than it was used by two left wing rags called newspapers.

        • Anonymous Reply Report comment

          November 5, 2018 at 12:23 pm

          That’s hilarious! Not even close to accurate!

  68. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 3, 2018 at 8:42 am

    Biggest difference is while President Trump still plays golf, the rest of his time is spent actively doing the job of POTUS, whereas former potus BO was on a worldwide apology tour letting the country become a rudderless ship. It was an Obamanable snowjob…

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      November 3, 2018 at 9:36 am

      When he is not playing golf, he has executive time watching TV and thinking of dehumanizing nicknames instead of reading his briefing papers or researching the details and nuances of his policies.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        November 3, 2018 at 11:33 am

        Urine Games with Russian prostitutes are pretty time-consuming, too.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        November 3, 2018 at 1:10 pm

        Biggest difference is while President Trump still plays golf, the rest of his time is spent actively doing the job of POTUS, whereas former potus BO was on a worldwide apology tour letting the country become a rudderless ship. It was an Obamanable snowjob…

  69. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 3, 2018 at 8:42 am

    Didn’t take much to achieve more than King Obama. But according to mainstream media, he was the chosen one. He has convinced himself he saved the world. Go away, you are no longer president.

  70. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 3, 2018 at 8:40 am

    The Democrats are doing their best to convince Americans who don’t know otherwise. The president is not misogynistic, homophobic, racist, xenophobic etc. He loves this country and is doing what we asked him to do when we elected him.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      November 3, 2018 at 11:20 am

      Bull. He’s every one of those things, plus a pervert besides. Putin has it on tape, and he’s blackmailing Dump with it.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      November 3, 2018 at 12:08 pm

      He’s doing what the Krotch brothers and some wannabes tell him to do. All he loves is himself.

  71. Bozo Sleeps Reply Report comment

    November 3, 2018 at 5:56 am

    Last chance to put a check on Donald ‘Duterte Erdowan Jong Un Hitler Hussein Putin Quadaffi Stalin Trump before America becomes lost to the land of rednecks and oligarchs. Democracy has one more chance before it’s “lights out”. Bedtime for Bozo or Bedtime for Democracy? Make the right choice Tuesday…hold ur nose and vote straight ticket Democrat.

  72. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 2, 2018 at 6:18 pm

    Please vote red! Don’t let young adults think mob mentality works.

  73. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 2, 2018 at 6:18 pm

    Remember when you cast your vote next Tuesday you are voting for the rule of law or the destructive forces of the radical left. The choice is yours. Choose wisely.

  74. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 2, 2018 at 6:17 pm

    Community Organizer pretending to be a president. Talks a lot of BS but never kept his words to the people. Everything out of his mouth was a lie. The only truth was Hope & Change. Hope NO one knows he a liar & Change, divided this country through racism. Set America’s race relation back 50 year or more.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      November 3, 2018 at 9:40 am

      Obama was our President by both the electoral college and the popular vote. He understood constitutional law and the role our democratic republic plays in the world. He was not a name calling misogynist.

  75. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 2, 2018 at 6:17 pm

    Obama was guilty of treason…giving aid and comfort to the enemy

  76. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 2, 2018 at 6:16 pm

    We all know the democrat are racists , look at Kayne West , the news media crucified him for being a free thinker , the race pimps called him all kinds of names , simply #walkaway

  77. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 2, 2018 at 6:01 pm

    Alec, the Trump wanabe, Baldwin, gets arrested, what a shame.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      November 3, 2018 at 9:55 am

      At least Baldwin throws his own punches, Trump has to have others do it for him.

  78. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 2, 2018 at 8:17 am

    So Trump is a racist because he has more African Americans working than ever before while Obama is not a racist because he had more African Americans on food stamps than ever before. I guess having a job is discrimination to Democrats.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      November 3, 2018 at 9:58 am

      There is a hell of a lot of white people on welfare and food stamps.

  79. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 2, 2018 at 8:17 am

    Pres. Trump, the hard-working president vs. ?????. No comparison. Thank you President Trump For working so hard to keep your promises to the American people. May God continue to bless & guide you. Vote REPUBLICAN

  80. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 2, 2018 at 8:16 am

    I remember the days of news anchors Walter Cronkite, Chet Huntley and David Brinkley, they reported the news and did not spin it to reflect their views. You could listen to them and have no idea what their thoughts were on any of the subjects, they just reported the facts. Oh my if we could only have that kind of professionalism on the news channels today but alas it will never happen.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      November 2, 2018 at 12:17 pm

      They have always lied to sell views. The difference now is you have the internet to counter their statements, and check other news sources. Same thing with religion, more people are going away from religion due to being able to do proper research, instead of believing the old wives tales passed down.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      November 3, 2018 at 10:03 am

      That was back in the days of 30 minutes nightly news. Get rid of cable news and social media.

  81. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 2, 2018 at 8:15 am

    We all know Pelosi and democrats want to erase the 2nd amendment. We all know the executive order creating DACA was unconstitutional. Did Obama use the black president privilege. Democrats are the most corrupt bunch on earth. VOTE RED!

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      November 3, 2018 at 12:15 pm

      LOL Erase the second amendment. Obviously a constitutional scholar. Besides, it’s too late. You wanted everybody to be able to have guns, so now the other side has them too.

  82. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 2, 2018 at 7:42 am

    Obama is the biggest joke ever pulled on American!!

  83. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 2, 2018 at 7:42 am

    How about when Barry told the American people that everyone in Congress would be on Obamacare, then Congress wrote themselves an exemption. Tell me again, how Obamacare wasn’t a scam..

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      November 2, 2018 at 12:21 pm

      Have you noticed trumps idiots haven’t tried stopping their cushy healthcare? Yeah, both parties just want what they don’t have. It’s qla fight over who can lie and slander the other better.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      November 2, 2018 at 12:22 pm

      When trump says drain the swamp he really means hes draining money from our government into his, and his friends bank accounts.

  84. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 2, 2018 at 7:35 am

    250,000 jobs added last month. 3.7% unemployment and those are liberals who don’t want to work.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      November 3, 2018 at 10:09 am

      How many jobs are created by people retiring?A lot of companies can not find replacements.

      • Winnebago Reply Report comment

        November 4, 2018 at 7:48 am

        Or they do what Winnebago does ….fire all the older workers and hire new workers to save money and pay their executives more.

        • Anonymous Reply Report comment

          November 6, 2018 at 11:08 am

          The health care facilities do that too, then bitch that they can’t find enough help. They HAD good help, but let them go!

        • Anonymous Reply Report comment

          November 6, 2018 at 11:10 am

          Market 124 has done that twice, and she doesn’t even live here. Doesn’t need the money, either, she’s got a rich sugar daddy. At least Matt lives here.

  85. Observer the Original Reply Report comment

    November 2, 2018 at 3:09 am

    I have read both the intents, and debates over the Citizenship Clause in particular. The guarantee was part of English common law. It was found that during debate in the Senate, the Civil Rights Act of 1866 had to have constitutional power, but it’s wording had already granted citizenship to all persons born in the U.S.

    While the main part of the debate in the Senate was over the newly freed people, there was other areas where discrimination existed at that time. Indeed, in the West, Chinese in particular were targets of bias.

    In fact, the landmark case that defined the Citizenship Clause was U.S. v. Wong Kim Ark in 1898. In that case, the Court decided that a child born of parents of Chinese nationality, legally living in the U.S. (the law at that time restricted Chinese from becoming naturalized US citizens) was guaranteed “birthright citizenship”.

    Thus as stated in the debates of the 14th, and legal precedent, the notion it was only for blacks is debunked.

    Today, Social Conservatives (not traditional Republicans) and bigots would like that precedent to go away. Some would want the Citizenship Clause itself to be eliminated. Those attempts have been made in Congress from time to time, and of course failed.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      November 2, 2018 at 7:37 am

      You better read it again and do it real slowly so you can understand what The parents were legal residents of the U.S.A. That is a whole different ballgame than ILLEGAL with no claim in the U.S. Get it straight or STFU.

      • Observer the Original Reply Report comment

        November 2, 2018 at 10:07 am

        I cited the case accurately: https://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=3381955771263111765&hl=en&as_sdt=6&as_vis=1&oi=scholarr slip 705

        I said nothing what so ever about people who came to this country illegally. That was not my intent.

        But while the subject has been broached, I find little reason to change the Constitution, when all that is needed is for the current laws to be enforced.

        Finally, if you are going to address me, do it with a civil tongue, or not at all.

        • Anonymous Reply Report comment

          November 2, 2018 at 6:15 pm

          Up yours and STFU!

          • Observer the Original

            November 2, 2018 at 7:18 pm

            Is it hard for you to discuss something without resorting to crude and course language? I never quite understood such behavior.

  86. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 1, 2018 at 6:26 pm

    Cut all welfare to Illegal Aliens, including medical and education. Issue Federal Identification cards to all US citizens and legal inhabitants. Fine all businesses who give jobs to Illegals. Once these benefits are removed, there will be no reason to come here illegally!

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      November 1, 2018 at 9:36 pm

      WHY DONT WE JUST BRAND THEM WITH A BIG I IN THE MIDDLE OF THE HEAD>

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        November 2, 2018 at 7:38 am

        Great idea. Or we could just shoot them as the invaders they are.

        • Anonymous Reply Report comment

          November 2, 2018 at 7:41 am

          When will the stupid people here in the US understand that Constitutional rights are not given to foreigners!

  87. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 1, 2018 at 6:26 pm

    AMERICA NEEDED A HERO PRESIDENT DONALD J TRUMP IS OURS. Working smarter for ALL AMERICANS. Making America Great planning on keeping America Great and SAFE.

  88. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 1, 2018 at 6:25 pm

    LET’S ALL take a MOMENT to SALUTE our Commander-In-Chief: MR. DONALD J. TRUMP, the man who SACRIFICED His BILLIONAIRE LIFESTYLE to make the Country HE Loves GREAT ONCE AGAIN! …Thank you MR.PRESIDENT!!!!!

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      November 2, 2018 at 12:42 am

      Thank you. I needed a laugh today.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        November 2, 2018 at 7:39 am

        The real joke is a idiot like you.

  89. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 1, 2018 at 3:14 pm

    Yesterday I decided that I am so sick of the two party system. I am a registered republication but have never voted straight party. I was all for Reynolds til a couple days ago. She lost my vote for the dumping on hubble raising taxes not only do I have to see the ads on tv on Keeping It Minnesota Tv but now in my mailbox. I have in the past wrote in a locol person for different offices. Since I cannot stand either of two main party’s choices I guess I will write in a bunch of people this year. You would think with all the neg news and stuff someone would rise above it and just say what they are going to try and do and not bash the other person. I wish we had a choice of writing none of the above and have whole new election or better yet another party becomes major to give us more choices.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      November 1, 2018 at 5:03 pm

      look no further than Amanda Ragan, She is not running negative ads and she is a stand up person

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        November 1, 2018 at 6:19 pm

        BUll-She is a damn liar and you know it.

        • Anonymous Reply Report comment

          November 2, 2018 at 5:16 am

          ^L^V^S ……..you are the real liar on this site.

  90. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 1, 2018 at 8:35 am

    WE ARE AT WAR WITH THE MEDIA!
    In the 1980’s it became obvious to me that ALL media and news reporting was done with an agenda toward Progressivism. As a victim of dishonest reporting in the news understand I have ZERO TRUST in any media. President Trump keeps saying, “fake news” but in reality, he should be saying CORRUPT NEWS.
    The media, academia, Hollywood, & the Socialist/Progressives have banned together to change America’s culture, constitution, and our entire way of life. Sadly, these Socialist-Progressives have taken over the Democratic Party. Make no mistake there are MANY Socialist-Progressives embedded in the Republican Party too! While the roots of their movement started in the late 1800s, it was after they assassinated JFK that their movement was expedited. Today’s media has become more aggressive than at any other time in American history. The MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN movement is a huge obstacle to the Progressive-Socialist movement and the cause of the AGRESSIVE media reporting we see being used today.
    Bottom line, the Media IS the ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE!

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      November 1, 2018 at 12:57 pm

      Great post. Factual.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        November 1, 2018 at 4:52 pm

        It’s fun to watch to babble drunkenly and then compliment yourself.

  91. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 1, 2018 at 8:27 am

    We all know Pelosi and democrats want to erase the 2nd amendment. We all know the executive order creating DACA was unconstitutional. Did Obama use the black president privilege. Democrats are the most corrupt bunch on earth. VOTE REPUBLICAN!

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      November 1, 2018 at 4:54 pm

      Republipervs are thieves and whiners. Dump molested his own daughter, and got his picture taken doing it!

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        November 1, 2018 at 6:21 pm

        You are a freakin liberal, liar and a idiot!

  92. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    October 31, 2018 at 5:30 pm

    Nancy Pelosi for Speaker of the House. Impeach Trump. Abolish ICE. Open borders. Sanctuary cities for all who come. Vote Democrat.

  93. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    October 31, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    …”jus soli”… citizenship based on place of birth.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      October 31, 2018 at 5:20 pm

      The U.S. follows the jus soli system to determine citizenship. What this means is that whoever is born in the U.S. AND IS SUBJECT TO ITS JURISDICTION is automatically granted U.S. citizenship. (Emphasis added)

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        November 1, 2018 at 8:33 am

        The nerve of these migrant goons, to think they can just barge in on our country and demand welfare, food stamps, thank the degenerate democrats,VOTE REPUBLICAN!!

        • Anonymous Reply Report comment

          November 1, 2018 at 8:53 am

          They can’t help it, they are ignorant, and uneducated. They are like dogs, they will follow anybody that will give them something for free.

        • Trump is a tool Reply Report comment

          November 1, 2018 at 5:06 pm

          When Don, Jr., Eric and Ivanka were born in the USA, their mother, Ivana, was not a US citizen. So, those 3 were born to an immigrant here in the US illegally (she overstayed her visa). Therefore, all 3 acquired birthright citizenship and should be deported and come back into the US legally and apply for citizenship.

          • Anonymous

            November 1, 2018 at 6:22 pm

            In that case you have to leave too.

          • Anonymous

            November 1, 2018 at 6:23 pm

            The wall can’t be build fast or high enough and is more needed than ever before now that we experienced this caravan of demanding invaders. Mexico offered the caravan asylum and jobs and thousands refused the offer. The caravan’s many criminals also opened fire at the Mexican police. They don’t want to work and live in Mexico, they want to come to the USA for a free ride while burning and disrespecting the American flag.

          • Anonymous

            November 1, 2018 at 6:24 pm

            Cut all welfare to Illegal Aliens, including medical and education. Issue Federal Identification cards to all US citizens and legal inhabitants. Fine all businesses who give jobs to Illegals. Once these benefits are removed, there will be no reason to come here illegally!

        • Anonymous Reply Report comment

          November 3, 2018 at 10:17 am

          Probably learned that from someone who has lived here all their lives.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      October 31, 2018 at 5:28 pm

      Nancy Pelosi for Speaker of the House. Impeach Trump. Abolish ICE. Open borders. Sanctuary cities for all who come. Vote Democrat.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        November 1, 2018 at 8:29 am

        George Soros, was quoted as saying: “I consider it my life’s work to destroy America and capitalism.” -Newsweek magazine interview.

  94. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    October 31, 2018 at 1:50 pm

    If you value are republic, if you support democracy, if you acknowledge our historic morals and values, vote BLUE>.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      October 31, 2018 at 9:01 pm

      Where’s the English teacher when you need him?

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      November 1, 2018 at 8:30 am

      Does this convince all you guys??? Liars, crooks, cheats – this is just a SMALL example of what you will get when you vote Democrat !! DON’T BE STUPID – like they are! VOTE RED !!!!

  95. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    October 31, 2018 at 9:29 am

    I actually looked up the 14th amendment regarding birthright citizenship and it only applies to the people who come to America legally.Which means if you come through an entry point legally and give birth to a child since you entered the country and are under the jurish of the USA your child is an American citizen,but it doesn’t cover anyone who enters the country illegally

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      October 31, 2018 at 11:01 am

      Ya, that’s not true. Read case law- there are at least 3 cases to clarify it. IPR had a great story on it today that explained it well.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        October 31, 2018 at 11:18 am

        You are wrong as usual. The law was put in there for slaves only. And when it goes to our CONSERVATIVE Supreme Court you will see.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        October 31, 2018 at 11:20 am

        If you believe IPR I have a bridge I would love to sell you.

  96. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    October 31, 2018 at 9:28 am

    The 14th amendment was intended to give citizenship to former slaves, not illegals coming here to give birth and live off the system. This amendment has been abused by the left for years. It needs to end.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      October 31, 2018 at 10:21 am

      Congratulations for listening to no one other than those whose pockets you line. Citizens told you everything you needed to know about the criminal G8 Chodur and the minefield that lay before you, and yet you proceeded with RCR right up to his latest lawsuit, for over five years. For your incompetent management regarding many issues and in my opinion, your willful negligence regarding RCR, you have put this community on the receiving end of yet another premeditated and costly housing regarding Southbridge Mall. The irony is that you think you are The Magnificent 7, 8 with Burnett. You are at the helm of an unending calamity of countless red-herring projects and continuing fiduciary infidelity. The city’s Des Moines lawyers have and will continue a billing juggernaut because of your ignoble endeavors. In Clear Lake, it is the age of creating possibilities for the future. For Mason City, it is the age of impossibilities pursued with time and money, both of which are wasted by the barrel full.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      October 31, 2018 at 10:01 pm

      How exactly do you know what the intent was? Prove it.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        November 1, 2018 at 8:31 am

        The nerve of these migrant goons, to think they can just barge in on our country and demand welfare, food stamps, thank the degenerate democrats,VOTE REPUBLICAN!!

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        November 1, 2018 at 8:32 am

        So then how do the migrant’s eat and we’re do they and what do they use for money . Oh wait I know they have a loan of Obama’s magic wand the one he said a President Trump would need to get the Jobs back.

  97. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    October 31, 2018 at 9:27 am

    A TALE OF TWO CITIES BY SAYLES
    For Clear Lake, it is the best of times. For Mason City, it is the worst of times in a long series of city government blunders. In Clear Lake, it is the age of progress, compromise and accomplishment. In Mason City, it is the age devoid of leadership and clear vision, which has resulted in a loss of identity and community. Government inaction for years made the Oct. 23 special council meeting an unfunny joke. Our long community nightmare is not over. In Clear Lake, it is a time of confidence in its citizens, belief and satisfaction with the steerage of those who have stepped forward to take the reins. Those officials govern with a consonance of unification, pulling in the same direction, to a great today and a greater tomorrow. In Mason City, the City Council, mayor and administrator do not lead. They are as unfocused and disorganized as a bag full of cats. Both elected and management employees are the local government equivalent of “The Stepford Wives,” displaying an absence of purpose of plurality while blindly following the unseen puppet masters. Mason City owns a Council that meets every two weeks failing to grasp actions of importance and without displaying conscience. Rarely stepping beyond the shadow of quiescence except to enforce silence through Robert’s Rules of Order.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      October 31, 2018 at 10:23 am

      The irony is that you think you are The Magnificent 7, 8 with Burnett. You are at the helm of an unending calamity of countless red-herring projects and continuing fiduciary infidelity. The city’s Des Moines lawyers have and will continue a billing juggernaut because of your ignoble endeavors. In Clear Lake, it is the age of creating possibilities for the future. For Mason City, it is the age of impossibilities pursued with time and money, both of which are wasted by the barrel full.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        October 31, 2018 at 10:24 am

        Congratulations for listening to no one other than those whose pockets you line. Citizens told you everything you needed to know about the criminal G8 Chodur and the minefield that lay before you, and yet you proceeded with RCR right up to his latest lawsuit, for over five years. For your incompetent management regarding many issues and in my opinion, your willful negligence regarding RCR, you have put this community on the receiving end of yet another premeditated and costly housing regarding Southbridge Mall.

        • Anonymous Reply Report comment

          October 31, 2018 at 5:59 pm

          What planet are you from?!?!? The voting public overwhelmingly approved the RCR project! Sounds like our leaders listened to it he will of the people if you ask me.

          • Anonymous

            November 1, 2018 at 9:33 am

            What does a space case like you know of planets. The current proposal is nothing like what was voted on and you know it. It is nothing but a Chamber farce.

          • Anonymous

            November 1, 2018 at 12:06 pm

            What is materially different about the project from the time voters overwhelmingly approved the ballot measure?!?!

    • Allen Reply Report comment

      October 31, 2018 at 2:28 pm

      That just about sums it up, ( disorganized as a bag full of cats) you hit the nail square.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      October 31, 2018 at 6:08 pm

      Let’s be honest. Clear Lake ain’t doing too hot either. Sure, compared to Mason City it is Beverly Hills. But, It’s been losing population for decades. They have landed exactly one large employer called in 20 years (which was thanks to the Iowa Economic Development Department for putting it in their laps). Look at Owatonna or Fairbault MN in this same time period – both have had healthy population gains and economic development, probably 100 fold of what Clear Lake has been able to muster.

      Meanwhile, Clear Lake lets it’s best assets (its historic downtown) fall to the wrecking ball for parking lots and cheap bank buildings. The highway 18 corridor looks is a tribute to metal pole barns and derelict 1960’s architecture.

  98. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    October 31, 2018 at 9:25 am

    In Clear Lake, council meetings proceed until all business is addressed, with follow-up action clearly debated and documented. It is common for their council meetings to run for more than an hour, in order to hear all the people. Their administrator serves the people. Every two weeks in the Mason City Room, we are witness to an insult to representative government. Limiting citizen input rather than encouraging it eliminates the involvement, over time, of the very people officials take an oath to honorably represent. We see Mayor Schickel sprinting through a 23-minute public council meeting that is effectively reduced by 12 minutes of pomp and circumstance ceremonial duties and the verbatim reading of reports by our very well-paid fictionalist, administrator Burnett. In Clear Lake, the consent agenda does not hide significant issues worthy of public discussion. Clear Lake engages the consent agenda to get through the truly routine and mundane so that issues of substance get due time. In Mason City, the consent agenda is blown through in a heartbeat. Since no one on the dais thinks for himself, this consent agenda is a duck blind of concealment pushing through issues of consequence and spending your dollars in a bi-weekly pork barrel. In Clear Lake, representative government is alive and well. In Mason City, if we lived in an age of parliamentary government, not one single official would survive a no-confidence vote. Pocketed cohorts of those self-serving special interests unethically control the narrative determining what is or is not important to the citizens of Mason City. Mr. Mayor, Council and Mr. Aaron Burnett, the citizens of Mason City have had enough.

    • NIT Publisher

      NIT Publisher Reply Report comment

      October 31, 2018 at 9:58 am

      Wow. Whoever posted this, thank you. Since I never read the Globe (who does?) I missed this. The town really needs to be handed over to State or corporate control since its elected officials (and the voters) have failed miserably for years. The corruption in MC is rife and transparently staring everyone in the face – yet no ones does anything about (some of us tried). I do have some confidence in a couple of council members, and Mr. Burnett hasn’t shown me anything to raise eyebrows (yet). Maybe there’s a chance things turn around.

  99. Independent voter Reply Report comment

    October 30, 2018 at 4:32 pm

    As an independent voter who has always voted for the person and not let party affiliation influence my vote I have for the first time in over 36 years voted straight party.
    One of the Influences in my decision is the crazy person that post hatred comments day after day after day on this page. If he is the face of the Republican Party then they do not deserve my vote even though there are some fine republican candidates. I have been patiently waiting for someone in the Republican Party to stand up to this bully and tell him that this is NOT what the republicans stand for but none of you have.

    • Another independant thinker/voter Reply Report comment

      October 30, 2018 at 5:50 pm

      Hopefully most readers of this site just consider the source, when it comes to this, crazy person. I understand your frustration, but don’t let this poster decide for you. Continue your independant thinking/voting, as it’s the best thing to do.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      October 30, 2018 at 6:16 pm

      I thought I was the only one. Never dreamed the country would be this way. Hate the idea of voting for a party.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        October 31, 2018 at 9:06 pm

        You’re not the only one. There’s one other.

        • Anonymous Reply Report comment

          November 1, 2018 at 8:25 am

          Bull Shit-Felons can’t vote.

          • Anonymous

            November 1, 2018 at 12:27 pm

            Hey Larrry, your felon’s comment was funny the first dozen or so times you posted it but it is getting really old now.
            You should think up a new comment as you have drove this one into the ground….By the way it is comments like this that drive people to vote for the dems.

        • Anonymous Reply Report comment

          November 1, 2018 at 8:26 am

          We all know Pelosi and democrats want to erase the 2nd amendment. We all know the executive order creating DACA was unconstitutional. Did Obama use the black president privilege. Democrats are the most corrupt bunch on earth. VOTE RED!

  100. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    October 30, 2018 at 2:06 pm

    26 people shot in 17 hours in Chitcago over the weekend and no one crying over that. Is it because they are mostly black and no one cares. And, this in a city with the toughest gun control laws. We should take care of our own before ever allowing a illegal to come into our country.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      October 30, 2018 at 2:17 pm

      I have a Hispanic family living next door to a friend of mine. Mom dad 4 adult sons. None of them work! Dad only makes tacos on weekends, 4 sons stay home, never ever saw them get up to go to work. When my friend leaves for work they are still asleep at 5:00AM. When he comes home after work at 3:30PM all of them still home just chilling drinking beer? All driving better looking cars than him!! WTF WHY AM HE WORKING TO SUPPORT THESE PEOPLE! THEY ARE NOT PRODUCTIVE, NOT U.S. CITIZENS, don’t pay taxes, everything is free for them. How do he know? The father was boosting that they came here 20 years ago. They never got citizenship because the US government pays for them to stay here????????for free?????

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        October 31, 2018 at 11:44 am

        Seems like you spend night and day peeking out your window and putting your nose where it doesnt belong. Besides stalking the neighbors what else do you do to amuse yourself. Unless they are breaking the law Mind Your Own Business. So glad you dont live next door to me!

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      October 30, 2018 at 4:18 pm

      That is an everyday occurrence in chicago, because drug deals are rampant, and BLM.

  101. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    October 30, 2018 at 8:32 am

    Even though the Liberals KNOW our country is doing better economically……..lowest unemployment……better trade deals…….so much more……they are just gullible and full of hate and continues spreading the hate which Mr Obama started……..so sad
    Our country is much better now…….

  102. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    October 30, 2018 at 8:31 am

    Everything that happened under the corrupt obama administration is coming to light: Look at this list of fbi/doj officials who have been fired demoted or resigned over this fake investigation: FBI Departures:
    James Comey, director (fired)
    Andrew McCabe, deputy director (fired)
    Peter Strzok, counterintelligence expert (fired)
    Lisa Page, attorney (demoted; resigned)
    James Rybicki, chief of staff (resigned)
    James Baker, general counsel (resigned)
    Mike Kortan, assistant director for public affairs (resigned)
    Josh Campbell, special assistant to James Comey (resigned)
    James Turgal, executive assistant director (resigned)
    Greg Bower, assistant director for office of congressional affairs (resigned)
    Michael Steinbach, executive assistant director (resigned)
    John Giacalone, executive assistant director (resigned)

    DOJ Departures:
    Sally Yates, deputy attorney general (fired)
    Bruce Ohr, associate deputy attorney general (twice demoted)
    David Laufman, counterintelligence chief (resigned)
    Rachel Brand, deputy attorney general (resigned)
    Trisha Beth Anderson, office of legal counsel for FBI (demoted or reassigned*)
    John P. Carlin, assistant attorney general (resigned)
    Peter Kadzik, assistant attorney general, congressional liaison (resigned)
    Mary McCord, acting assistant attorney general (resigned)
    Matthew Axelrod, principal assistant to deputy attorney general (resigned)
    Preet Bharara, U.S. attorney, SDNY (fired along with 45 other U.S. Attorneys)
    Sharon McGowan, civil rights division (resigned)
    Diana Flynn, litigation director for LGBTQ civil rights (resigned)
    Vanita Gupta, civil rights division (resigned)
    Joel McElvain, assistant branch director of the civil division (resigned)

  103. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    October 30, 2018 at 8:30 am

    SAVE AMERICA FROM SOCIALISM, FASCISM , COMMUNISM , VOTE RED IN NOVEMBER.

  104. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    October 30, 2018 at 8:27 am

    Remember when Donald Trump was business partners with the Russian government and his company got 53 million from the Russian government investment fund called Rusnano that was started by Vladimir Putin and is referred to as “Putin’s Child”?
    Oh wait, that wasn’t Trump it was John Podesta.
    Remember when Donald Trump received 500 thousand for a speech in Moscow and paid for by Renaissance Capital, a company tied to Russian Intelligence Agencies?
    Oh wait, that was Bill Clinton.
    Remember when Donald Trump approved the sale of 20% of US uranium to the Russians while he was Secretary of State which gave control of it to Rosatom the Russian State Atomic Energy Corporation?
    Oh wait, that was Hillary Clinton.
    Remember when Donald Trump lied about that and said he wasn’t a part of approving the deal that gave the Russians 1/5 of our uranium, but then his emails were leaked showing he did lie about it?
    Oh wait, that was Hillary Clinton and John Podesta.
    Remember when Donald Trump got 145 million dollars from shareholders of the uranium company sold to the Russians?
    Oh wait, that was Hillary Clinton and the Clinton Foundation.
    Remember when Donald Trump accepted millions in donations from Russian Oligarchs like the chairman of a company that’s part of the Russian Nuclear Research Cluster, the wife of the mayor of Moscow, and a close pal of Putin’s?
    Oh wait, that was the Clinton Foundation.
    Remember when Donald Trump failed to disclose all those donations before becoming the Secretary of State, and it was only found out when a journalist went through Canadian tax records?
    Oh wait, that was Hillary Clinton.
    Remember when Donald Trump told Mitt Romney that the 80s called and it wanted its Russian policy back. The Cold War is over?

    Oh wait, that was President Obama.
    Remember when Trump got caught on a hot mic telling the Russian ambassador he’d have much more flexibility after the elections, and the ambassador said he’d pass it on to Putin?
    Oh wait, that was Obama.
    Man… Trump’s ties to Russia are really disgusting!

  105. wants an answer Reply Report comment

    October 29, 2018 at 9:12 pm

    Why are so many open enrolling out of the mason city school district? Especially good athletes?
    MCHS had a nice freshman class in all athletics coming in and I have been told a couple went to Central Springs, several went to Clear Lake. I don’t know about the others?
    Whats the deal? Another interesting point would be what amount Mason City schools have to pay these other schools for those that have left.
    MCHS as you know is going through a terrible stretch of athletics, very bad, and it aint going to get better if the best keep leaving?
    Where is the problem? Fans? Coaches? Athletic director?

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      October 29, 2018 at 10:59 pm

      Parents are the problem.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        October 30, 2018 at 8:48 am

        Central Springs could beat MC

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        October 30, 2018 at 8:55 am

        All this Democrat and Republican garbage posted here means one thing, you must be home bored. NOTHING either side says is going to sway ANYBODY so for everyone who’s tired of the dead horse you repeatably beat to death. STOP IT. I’m voting 100% republican you have an American right to vote which ever way YOU want.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      October 30, 2018 at 8:44 am

      It comes down to simply the rule that a head coach of a varsity major sport MUST be employed within the MC school system, soooo we get inexperienced coaches that ruin programs. AKA football. Clear Lake has Jared Devries, we have a junior high science teacher. Players for MCHS were played out-of-position all year and seriously hurt players such as Quintero have any scholie chance. I’d leave too..

      • MattG Reply Report comment

        October 30, 2018 at 8:46 am

        you think THIS year was bad, wait till next years FB team has literally no talent.

  106. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    October 29, 2018 at 5:23 pm

    I am betting almost all evangelists will end up in Hell.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      October 29, 2018 at 10:39 pm

      And you’ll be there to greet them.

  107. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    October 29, 2018 at 8:35 am

    Welcome all Democrat defectors, For over 50+ years the Democrats did nothing for you people but kept you poor and depended on them, it’s Nice to see that some are finally seeing that and getting out of the Democratic party. Vote red, Vote Republicans nationwide, You won’t be sorry….

  108. i dont ice skate Reply Report comment

    October 29, 2018 at 2:29 am

    Finally. Clear out the dead stuff.

    Question. Before another attempt to induce a average 100 room limited service Hotel into the MC/CL market how about retaining a expert in the hotel business market analysis & forecast business to advise all of any documented unmet need that exists and if so
    under what parameters. No amature cheerleaders involved nor
    money hungry contractors looking or a insider awarded construction project with public GO bond proceeds as part of the bait.

    Then IF such study shows a strong market potential for operating success, move toward attracting “A” list developer interest from parties with verified past successes and strong net worth plus lender support.

    Enough of the fake , broke artists searching for a lot of free public $$$$ via a hotel dream scheme.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      October 30, 2018 at 10:34 am

      You seem to be under the impression that the city is developing the hotel. This is not the case. The hotel is private investment. Whether or not market research is required is entirely up to the private investor who develops the hotel.

  109. taxpayer Reply Report comment

    October 28, 2018 at 9:08 pm

    NIT should request a detailed written accounting from the City Administrator of all expenditures to date since 2013 on this Renaissance scheme.

    List names of all who have billed the City per Agreements and any other reason.

    Such as the two fake developers who have been terminated often.
    All consultants to the City, such as WHKS.

    All legal firms, such as the Ahlers Law in Des Moines.
    Any and all contractors & construction managers and architects.

    List the revenue sources and amount of money from each the City has used to fund these claims for payment.

    List any and all studies and their cost, the City has received related to this Renaissance plan.

    List any sales sum for which this Iowa Reinvestment Act would grant state tax diversion if there was Final approval by IEDA of the pending application from MC.

    Doubt there is any such revenue from within this 25 acre declining downtown area. Show the 20 year revenue forecast that would list the business tax sources that together MIGHT fund this pending $9.1M of state tax assistance derived strictly from within this little 25 acre district in downtown MC.

    What will no doubt be seen is a line of money hungry players looking for easy public funding with little or no private funding for these schemes called projects.

    The MC public deserves the full facts and financial truth.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      October 29, 2018 at 8:24 am

      Finally someone with common sense. Great comments!

    • Udoit Reply Report comment

      October 29, 2018 at 11:08 am

      Taxpayer~~ good ideas and good questions too. But….what is stopping you from requesting the same information yourself? I’d think this would fall under public information, so go ask and find out. Thanks and have a great day!!!

  110. War Posture Reply Report comment

    October 28, 2018 at 4:09 pm

    The 2nd civil war is underway. Building for a long time.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      October 29, 2018 at 8:37 am

      Great job President Trump. Guess you do have a magic wand. Then again they all said you wouldn’t be president either and here we are. Thank you so much. Best president America has ever had.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        October 29, 2018 at 2:37 pm

        Hahahahaha
        Joke of the day, both your comment & you
        Hahahahaha