Whose Democracy is it? Not ours apparently

By: Thursday January 5, 2012 1:30 am

Despite Iowa being my state of residence, I’m not a fan of the Iowa Caucuses (or the New Hampshire Primary just to be gratuitous) I do have respect for the people that actually work hard in the process and the voters who care enough to take part.


So, that accomplished not very much

By: Wednesday January 4, 2012 1:30 am

Well months worth of motor homing across the plains of America’s corn belt has managed to reduce the potential nominees by a grand total of … one. Such excitement eliminating Michelle Bachmann. Quite a surprise. A proud day for the nation…provided something else notable happened yesterday. See you in 2016…suckers.

Finally it comes to an end

By: Tuesday January 3, 2012 1:30 am

Today is the day all these months of suffering will come to an end for us Iowans. It’s bad enough we cannot escape their television commercials but Mitt Romney has even invaded Hulu. Enjoy more suffering New Hampshire.

Live Blog for #Occupy Movement: Iowa Occupiers Plan ‘Raucous Caucus’

By: Tuesday December 27, 2011 10:30 am

Occupy groups in Iowa are coming together to demonstrate and organize during the 2012 Presidential Iowa Caucuses. Planning what they call a “raucous caucus,” they say they will not “settle for a least-worst candidate” and will push people to be “uncommitted to the candidates.”

He’ll leave that to a small clique of short-fingered vulgarians

By: Wednesday December 7, 2011 1:30 am

Someone apparently awoke Mitt Romney and told him he had “spice it up” — having watched all of his DVD collection of ‘Top Chef’ Romney decided they were right, but shied away from something too spicy (like cilantro) and apparently went with “Mrs. Dash”: Mitt Romney will not be attending the upcoming Republican presidential debate [...]

Occupy Des Moines: An Increasingly Important Occupation as Iowa Caucuses Near

By: Wednesday November 9, 2011 6:15 pm

On a beautiful sunny day, I arrive at Occupy Des Moines in Iowa [@OccupyDSM on Twitter]. The encampment is in Stewart Square, a few blocks away from the state capitol. Tents are setup in the middle of the park. There are signs alongside the street urging people who drive by to visit the occupation.

A Surge Of Santorum

By: Tuesday November 8, 2011 2:50 pm

In the GOP’s never ending search for not Mitt, Iowa conservatives are trying to unite behind a single conservative to win the Iowa caucuses. That leaves a clear field for Rick Perry . . . uh, for Hermain Cain . . . uh, for Michele, uh, no . . . Santorum! He’s below 4 percent. Surge!

My ‘fair’ State

By: Tuesday November 1, 2011 1:30 am

In Iowa every four years we reach the high point of our tourism quadrennial — the Caucuses. The world’s most dubious form of democracy other than straw polls, FCC complaints, and trending Bieber-tweets. And why here you ask?

Yeah, me too.

In New Campaign Film, Sarah Palin Compares Herself to French Saint

By: Thursday May 26, 2011 11:25 am

The Quitter is causing quite a stir with reports that she’ll be releasing a $1 million-dollar hagiography in Iowa, just in time for the caucuses. And based on early reviews, it appears that at some point, God instructed her to drive the English from Fairbanks.

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