Category Archives: 2020 election campaign

Iowa State Senate District 41 Has A Democratic Candidate

As most of you probably know, while the contest for Iowa’s 2nd congressional district is still undecided, the US House has provisionally seated Republican Mariannette Miller-Meeks. Since Miller-Meeks was a sitting Iowa senator she resigned her seat as the senator … Continue reading

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A Short Trip Down Memory Lane

Since it is Christmas weekend, we will take it a little easy. Enjoy the holidays and please stay safe. We started the year with a president under impeachment. We end the year with that same president threatening to overthrow the … Continue reading

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Letters, We Send Letters

One of BFIA’s favorite letter-to-the-editor writers, Don Paulson, shows us how it is done once again: Many Republicans have expressed “outrage” at Rita Hart’s decision to appeal the outcome of Iowa’s Second District Congressional race to the U.S. House.  Currently … Continue reading

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Thoughts

From joebiden.com. A presidency for ALL Americans! I want to go into hibernation until after Christmas. I wish we could shut most of the economy down until Biden takes over and we can finally get some real leadership with a … Continue reading

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Learning Republicanese

There we are enjoying breakfast as much as anyone can these days listening to NPR’s Morning Edition. The Iowa news segment is on and the story is about the incredibly close election in Iowa’s second district. As the story states: … Continue reading

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Farce

You may have heard of or seen this video online Thursday or Friday.  Melissa Carone, a contract worker for Dominion Voting Systems claimed to witness extraordinary goings on during the voting in Michigan. As this clip shows Carone’s statements are … Continue reading

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Hope

Perhaps one of the most lasting icons of the 2008 presidential election was the poster down by Shepard Fairey of Barack Obama looking out with the word “HOPE” at the bottom of the poster. Everyone in the US and possibly … Continue reading

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Perception is Reality

Thom Hartmann does a Democratic post-mortem with Indivisible Director Megan Hatcher Mays.  This video is about 9 minutes. Last week I discussed the proliferation of conservative media, particularly talk radio, in rural areas throughout the country including Iowa. Progressives have … Continue reading

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When Fools Rush In

“Fools rush in where angels fear to tread” was written by Alexander Pope in An Essay on Criticism in 1711. I’m no angel yet it’s time to let the dust settle from the disastrous general election before devising schemes to … Continue reading

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Edward Norton: Call. His. Bluff

Randy Rainbow’s latest (4 minutes): Edward Norton @EdwardNorton  twitter thread unrolled I’m no political pundit but I grew up w a dad who was a federal prosecutor & he taught me a lot & I’ve also sat a fair amount … Continue reading

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