Category Archives: Branstad

A Couple Of Bad Hombres In Court

The Des Moines Register had a story about State Auditor Rob Sand standing up and saying “Enough” when it comes to paying any additional lawyer’s fees for former Governor Terry Branstad. To that we would like to say “Thank You, Mr. … Continue reading

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Unadvertised Features

Back in my working days I was among the front line of system changes for my area. Despite planning and investigation and using our imaginations when a system was rolled out there were always what we referred to as “unadvertised … Continue reading

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War As A Campaign Strategy And Other Thoughts

One of the recent unwritten rules of an incumbent Republican president running for re-election is that they must have a war for Americans to rally around. It must be a war they are almost certain to win. They must control … Continue reading

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Hubbell Promises To Restore Medicaid. Thank You!

  As many have read we have been navigating the health care system with an elderly relative for the past couple of months. What we have found has been very problematic. You can find my most recent post on this … Continue reading

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Dismantling Healthcare In The US

As I wrote last week we have been deeply involved in the health care system as an elderly relative seems to be entering the latter stages of life.  What a goddamned mess. It is so hard to believe that Americans … Continue reading

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Health Care, Health Care, Health Care!

We spent most of the holiday in the emergency room with an elderly relative. For those who have been in a similar situation you know that you will have a lot of time on your hands while waiting for test … Continue reading

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Pro Sports, Corporate Welfare And Iowa’s Deal With Apple

Joel Osteen’s church in Houston, Texas – A monument to corporate welfare. Dave Zirin is a sports writer of a different breed. While other sports writers are in the mold of hero worshipers who seem to feel that sports exists … Continue reading

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Reynolds-Branstad Have Been Disastrous for Iowa

{Four people who could easily do a better job than Reynolds. Unfortunately, Todd Prichard has dropped out already.} Cutting Long-term care Ombudsman visits to nursing homes just the latest in a long string of bad decisions. In an editorial in … Continue reading

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Branstad, Reynolds, Hogg And Jobs

Remember the bogus numbers the Branstad administration would put out monthly on job creation? Branstad had set a goal of 200.000 jobs in 5 years which was a very lofty goal. Knowing that that would be one number that his … Continue reading

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Planned Parenthood Closing Four Clinics In Iowa

The religious crazies that inhabit the Iowa legislature have reached part of their goal – they have caused some closings in Iowa of what they view as the mortal enemy of their God – Planned Parenthood. While they are no … Continue reading

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