Author Archives: Dave Bradley

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retired in West Liberty

Pork Industry Gains More Power Over Inspections

Beginning in early May, the Trump Administration will be shifting the bulk of inspections in the pork industry from USDA inspectors to plant employees. Understand that is shifting inspections from an outside agency that has the good of the public … Continue reading

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Sunday Funday: Easter Earth Day Edition

Earth Day comes right after Easter this year. Maybe some in the media can help Americans make the jump from believing in unprovable mystic mumbo-jumbo into believing in scientific facts and analysis.  We have had warning after warning after warning, … Continue reading

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“Green New Deal In The Future” With Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Monday is the 49th Earth Day. Let’s make this a day of commitment to your only home. (About 7 minutes) This short video seems to be going viral. If you have seen it, sit back and watch again. This is … Continue reading

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Legislative Forums As The Session Wanes

Muscatine legislative forum April 6th, 2019.  (85 minutes): As we come up on the end of April, we are also coming up on the end of the legislative session and thus the forums. The target date for ending the session … Continue reading

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About That $93 Trillion Green New Deal

While our senator makes stuff up, AOC discusses reality. You may remember about a month ago that Senator Joni Ernst sent out one of her ridiculous “Make ‘em Squeal” newsletters about the Green New Deal. Without any supporting evidence she … Continue reading

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Sunday Funday: “We Don’t Pay No Stinkin’ Taxes” Edition

Tomorrow is tax filing deadline day. This day always gets a lot of attention especially by the radical right wing media. They will go on and on about the poor oppressed corporations that provide jobs yet are taxed within a … Continue reading

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Ernst, Grassley, and Senate Republicans Are Selling A Scam On Pre-Existing Conditions

For Immediate Release: April 11, 2019 Contact: Matt Sinovic, (515) 423-0133 Des Moines, Iowa — Senate Republicans have spent ten years trying to eliminate the Affordable Care Act’s protections for people with pre-existing conditions. They support President Trump’s lawsuit to … Continue reading

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“Medicare For None”

Screen shot from dailykos.com:   From thehill.com “Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said on Wednesday (4/10/2019) that “Medicare for All” will not move in the Senate as long as Republicans control the chamber.  “Not as long as I’m majority … Continue reading

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Forums And Issues

If I recall correctly, the Iowa legislature tries to adjourn by the end of April. With the lock Republicans have on government, it is doubtful they will run into any snags. They can pass anything and Reynolds will sign it … Continue reading

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Loebsack Retiring

From the Quad City Times: “Dave Loebsack is retiring from Congress. A Democrat from Iowa City who has represented eastern Iowa’s 2nd Congressional district since 2007, Loebsack made the announcement Friday afternoon. Loebsack will retire from Congress at the end … Continue reading

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