"This movie is sparking a valuable debate about our national priorities in government spending, personal responsibility and liberty," said Will Rogers, Polk County Republican Co-chair. "We hope that showing this movie in Des Moines will help promote that debate here in Central Iowa!"
I WANT YOUR MONEY is an engaging, controversial new documentary film from Director Ray Griggs about the competing economic visions championed by Presidents Reagan and Obama - a duel of speeches, wit, animation and narrative that has audiences laughing, cheering, yelling . . . leaving them in the middle of the national conversation about mounting government debt and deficits, and why it matters. Screenings to date have been described as "raucus" with an atypical amount of audience participation.
"The immense amount of support we have been receiving from organizations across the country and the attention that I WANT YOUR MONEY has been receiving is showing that this film is hitting a nerve for a lot of Americans," says film director and producer Ray Griggs. "We hope that those attending these screenings will share the central message of the film 'to limit government spending' and have a great impact on this election season. After all, it's our money they are spending."
By utilizing interviews with key leaders of America's conservative movement - Newt Gingrich, Steve Forbes, Mike Huckabee - movie clips, dramatic portrayals, music, archival footage, graphics and even comedic animation, I WANT YOUR MONEY tells the story in the plainest terms that big government programs have been tried in the past at great moral and financial cost to the nation. California is offered as a case study of the perils America will face should there be no change to our government's current policies.
WHEN: Sunday, October 3, 2010 TIME: 3:45 PM LOCATION: The Varsity Theatre, 1207 25th Street, Des Moines, Iowa TICKET PRICE: FREE. Register online at www.polkgop.com
Event Contact: Art Smith, 515-491-8747, firstname.lastname@example.org
A Free Will Offering Will Be Taken At The Event To Benefit Polk County Republicans.
BOZO-well doesn't have it on his public calendar at either his government website, his schedule hasn't been updated since July 29, or campaign site and Roxanne Conlin's next public event is listed as October 1.
More likely is that most people have no interaction with the court system.
Iowa Code 602.1218 covers the Judicial Branch and cites Removal For Cause --
Inefficiency, Insubordination, Failure to perform assigned duties, Inadequacy in performance of assigned duties, Narcotics addiction, Dishonesty, Unrehabilitated alcoholism, Negligence, Conduct which adversely affects the performance of the individual or of the judicial branch, Conduct unbecoming a public employee, Misconduct, or any other just and good cause constitutes cause for removal.
I'm no lawyer, but it seems to me that if you disagree with the Iowa Supreme Court's ruling on gay marriage, that is a just and good cause for removal.
The Ragister ran an opinion piece from Dean's and former Dean's of Drake Law School and the U of I College of Law and these legal eagles were less than honest when they wrote --
Bradshaw also could not elaborate on how many more officers that would include, yet the Chief of the Iowa State Patrol knew he would likely increase his staff's presence by 15 to 20 troopers.
Clark comes into this because in April he gave Bradshaw a $13,000 a year raise, on her $133,580 salary, to keep her in Des Moines because she was one of 11 semifinalists for the top cop job in Seattle.
On the exact day it was announced, "Governor Culver to Roll Out Plan to Create 21st Century Jobs in Iowa in his Second Term", it continues to look like the 16,000 new jobs figure (created since December) that the Big Lug Nut gave during the first gubernatorial debate were made up.
I received another e-mail from Iowa Work Force Development, one of two state agencies I originally queried about the 16,000 figure, with links to two websites where I could "possibly obtain that information".
The first link was to a press release Governor Culver's office issued August 19, announcing more than 260 new jobs.
The second link was to the I-JOBS website that showed the cumulative allocations of $871,669,048.
I love how Branstad shot down Culver's AAA bond rating by noting how Enron and Lehman Brothers both received the same rating from Moody's.
Culver used a majority of his time regarding the judicial selection process to go back to a previous question about bonding.
Culver seemed to be bragging about the 30,000 Iowans collecting extended unemployment benefits, but because Culver did not seek a change in the state's unemployment law roughly 18,000 Iowans have missed out on an 13 weeks of benefits paid for by the federal government.
When questioned by Branstad, Culver could not name one (let alone the three asked for) of his biggest mistakes, yet said he takes full responsibility for his mistakes.
That lends credence to the belief that the mistakes he's admitting to making are just an insincere campaign ploy.
When Culver was given a chance to question Branstad he just talked and talked before finally asking him to admit I-JOBS was being funded with gaming revenue.
Those revenues continue to fall and I-JOBS could end up being paid back from the state's general fund.
Branstad scored with the 300,000 jobs he created as Governor versus the 50,000 jobs Culver has lost.
Education came up and Culver brought up his two "amazing" children.
Those kids have made a commercial for him, Clare seems to take after her dad and John after his mom, Mari.
Culver also claims preschool could be the defining issue in the campaign, which makes me wonder what happened to embryonic stem cell research?
Just last week it was to be a key to Culver winning re-election.
Branstad pointed out that preschool should not be an entitlement, funded by taxpayers for everyone, but should be paid for on the basis of need.
Congratulations to Culver on not breaking out Sweaty Chetty until roughly half way through the debate.
When questioned about what he would have done different about the floods of 2008, Culver started off his response about the tornado that hit the Little Sioux Scout Ranch and then mentioned being to Cedar Rapids 100 times.
When asked again what he would have done different, his response was nothing.
I loved how Branstad tied Jack DeCoster to the Dymmycrats with his $10,000 campaign contribution to Attorney General Tom Miller and to Culver via a $400,000 donation to the Democratic Governors ASSociation, which has funded Culver's campaign.
Thankfully nobody called Decoster a bad egg or a rotten egg.
I'm not sure what to make of Culver's claim that the "facts are getting in the way of the truth".
On the topic of economic development, Culver's plan to end brain drain in Iowa is with BRAIN SUCK.
As my lovely and talented wife pointed out to me, brain gain would have been more appropriate.
In his closing statement, Culver claimed Terry Branstad is against civil rights?
Larry is one of the nicest people you'll ever meet and when you say that about someone in broadcasting it is quite a statement.
Larry and I worked for the same company when he was in news at WHO TV and I was at KLYF Radio.
Larry organized the company basketball team and just a couple years ago organized a successful (and fun) reunion of onetime WHO TV/Radio and KLYF employees, where I reminded him that my grandmother (98 this month) was the house mother at his Iowa State fraternity and Larry shared nice memories of that experience.
There's something wrong in football when a receiver, in the end zone, jumps up and catches the ball and comes down with both feet inbounds; gets knocked on his rear inbounds in the end zone; has his free hand touch inbounds in the end zone; rolls over and the hand with the ball touches down inbounds in the end zone and it's called an incomplete pass(?) -- because the ball comes out of his hand as he starts to get up.
Then I'm told by the announcers and the former head of NFL officials that it's a process?
The "process" screwed the Detroit Lions out of the game winning touchdown against the Chicago Bears.