Burlington Derailed — The Continuing Story

17 April

Only The Chosen - Here Is How Close I Got To Hillary Clinton Today


"I Am An ‘Everyday Iowan’ And Here Is How Close I Got To Hillary Clinton Today"

If Queen Hillary came to Southeastern Community College, woe be unto those needing to go to the bathroom while locked down. Who among our local single party elite would be allowed the honor of being in Queen's presence?


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Doobie Parking

Hillary's Handicap Entitlement


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16 April

What Difference Does It Make?

They're Both Still Out-of-Touch Idiots!


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14 April

The Hillary Machine


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13 April

Ad Vertiser Writer Relocates US Military Academy to Pennsylvania

Geography Never Learned Repeated by Ad Vertisers' Writer

Where's Carman ?

Grok & Henderson Creek

Washington Crossed the Delaware River in Buck's County, PA


I see once again the total lack of a competent understanding of geography and history has escaped the Hawkeye's sports writer covering the local student headed to the U.S. Military Academy located at West Point, N.Y. on the Hudson River.

On Saturday sports writer Levins opined, "...knew the minute he stepped foot on the United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., that he had found his new home for the next decade.

After all, the place was founded by George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, two of the country's Founding Fathers. It is built on the banks of the Delaware River, where Washington made his famous crossing to ambush the Redcoats during the Revolutionary War."

What a mess this writer made of this student athlete's personal achievement of excellence is then only compounded by suggesting this Plebe will need 10 years to graduate.

All I can surmise is Levins has been helping himself to Mike Sweet's pot brownies by the mitt full.

Rest assured America's best graduate from West Point in far less than 10 years. And unlike the has-been retreads on South Main, they are all focused, skilled in geography, world affairs and understanding the meaning of freedom.


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Obama's Foreign Policy Red Line Juggernaut

The Monroe Doctrine


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12 April

Train to Glory


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07 April

Kerry's Ride


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06 April

Mile High's Newest Ambulance Chaser - Bruce Bailey

Colorado Chickens Flee State


"WATERLOO (KWWL) -Former Congressman Bruce Braley has left Iowa and moved to Denver, Colorado.

In a news release issued Thursday, Leventhal & Puga, P.C. announced Braley has joined the firm."

Former President of the Iowa Trial Lawyers Association, Congressman and failed candidate for the U. S. Senate Bruce Braley is running for the high ground.

Bruce "Bailey's" miserable U. S. Senate campaign has rendered him a Hawkeye State laughing stock. Ditch the Iowa lake house under siege by free range chickens and move up.

How long Bruce Bailey will tailgate ambulances at a greater altitude remains to be seen. The siren call of making America safe for trial lawyers may find Bruce seeking a seat in Congress from Colorado.


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What Value the Ad Vertiser?


("Reuters) - U.S. cable T.V. operator Cablevision Systems Corp (CVC.N) is planning to make an offer for the New York Daily News as early as this week, valuing the troubled tabloid at just $1, according to a person familiar with the matter."

Let us assume you were offered a huge flat screen television, the keys to the Nash and none of the Ad Vertiser's liabilities. Would you mail $1 and a signed contract to Kansas to assume ownership of the Burlington Ad Vertiser?


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03 April

Success Might Be Close


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02 April

Oh, It's OK Now


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01 April

Ted Kennedy?

Say Chappaquiddick

Then Say Drunk Coward


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31 March

We Represent an International Coalition

Including the International House of Pancakes


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30 March

Foggy Mountain Breakdown


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27 March

A Lesson from Two Midwestern States

Courtney's Vow to Get Even Bitch Slapped With New Prison Failure


"Eleven years ago no one could have predicted that Indiana would be a national leader for sound tax and fiscal policy, with the 8th most competitive state business tax climate in the nation. Back in 2004 Indiana faced a massive budget shortfall and was ranked 38th among the 50 states for state and local tax burden."

Iowa has come a long way from the dark days of five years ago. State Senator Courtney's vow to get even with business had become a reality.

The joint governorship of Chet Culver and Senate majority leader Mike Gronstal had a majority in both houses of the legislature. They kept spending and raising taxes. Senator Courtney did his part cheering on prevailing wage union deals for state projects like the yet to be usable new prison in Ft. Madison.

Voters partially solved the problem in 2010. Governor Culver was defeated and the majority shifted in the Iowa House. Unfortunately the Iowa Senate still contains Tom Courtney along with Mike Gronstal as its majority leader.

If Indiana can do better, there is still room for improvement in Iowa. Send Senator Courtney and others like him home for good.

E Nuff

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The Legacy


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26 March

Fool's Watch


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25 March

Cruz On


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24 March

Barack's Archives

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20 March

Stand-by - Obama's Myopic Foreign Policy


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19 March

PETA’s Dirty Little Secret: Shelter Puts Down 80% of Animals in Its Care

"In a remarkable turn of events, Virginia legislators reportedly have had to step in to protect animals from PETA, which runs a gulag-style animal shelter at its headquarters on the banks of the St. Elizabeth River that euthanized over 80 percent of the animals in its care in 2014.

Virginia lawmakers found that rate so abnormally high that they passed a bill in February to redefine a private animal shelter as “operating for the purpose of finding permanent adoptive homes.” The law will squeeze PETA whose primary service to animals in Norfolk has not been adoption, but rather a quick exit from the world.

The bill, put forward by Sen. William M. Stanley Jr. (R-Franklin), passed the House of Delegates in a landslide 95-2 vote, after the Senate had approved the measure by 33-5. This despite the fact that PETA hired lobbyist Stephen Haner to try to kill the bill.

According to the Virginia Department of Agriculture, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) took in 3,017 animals in 2014. Of these, a mere 162 were adopted, while 2455 were “euthanized.” This rate of 81% was not exceptional, since in prior years the rate has risen above 90%. A website documenting PETA’s killing record claims that the organization has euthanized more than 33,000 animals since 1998."

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Can You Hear Me Now?


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18 March

An Ad Vertiser With Honesty

Two Failures Cause a Third


"A new news source for Iowa liberals and progressives launched this week, with a former Associated Press newsman as its managing editor.

Mike Glover, a long-time Iowa Capitol reporter who retired in 2012, will lead the new Iowa Daily Democrat. According to its website, the publication will provide “politically conscious Iowans and newsreaders with the stories that matter to progressives.”"

There is new source of news with the liberal slant. It makes no pretext of being balanced.

Compare the Iowa Daily Democrat to the Burlington Ad Vertiser.

The stories follow the single party line. Omissions of what the party does not want people to know are nowhere to be found. It gets better.

Unlike the Burlington Ad Vertiser, the stories in the Iowa Daily Democrat are legible. Unlike the Burlington Ad Vertiser, there is no subscription fee to be fed the party line.

If the Democrat party line is what you seek, drop your Ad Vertiser subscription and go to a better source. Check out the Iowa Daily Democrat.


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Burlington's Best & Brightest


"A Burlington woman is in jail after apparently leaving her cell phone inside of a car that she had just broken into."

What a sign of intelligence. Burlington can't even attract a respectable grade of car burglars anymore.

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