Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Michael's Song?

Radio Iowa reporter O. Kay Henderson  says State Treasurer Michael "Ponzi" Fitzgerald is considering a run for Governor.

State treasurer undecided about running for governor

Fitzgerald has trouble functioning in his current duties and the scientific community is united in that fact.

Besides that fact, there are two reasons I'm betting The Ponz won't follow through.

First, he wouldn't know where to send the paperwork (Michael You've Got A Lot To Answer For).

Secondly, it doesn't bode well for your political career, when after 31 years the media still messes up your I right Paul?

Tuesday, July 30, 2013


The price of the Ragister keeps going up

Newspaper announces major subscription hike

In some cases, subscriptions are going up more than 40 percent.

A full subscription to print and digital editions will increase from $23 to $33 a month starting in September.

The number of readers keeps going down.

The Monday-Friday circulation — print and digital — in the latest period averaged 93,304, down 8.5 percent from the 101,915 of a year before.

It looks like it's actually lower than that --

The newspaper started notifying its 80,000 daily print subscribers of the subscription hike in letters Monday.

The product, the Capitol Square Crapper, remains the same and the scientific community is united in that fact

Monday, July 29, 2013

Days Are Numbers (The Traveller)

A crowd of about 20 is the number of global warm-errs who turned out for the “I Will Act On Climate Change” bus tour yesterday (Caught In The Act).

About 20 is only a crowd in a phone booth and the scientific community is united in that fact.

One of the speakers told the not so crowd, the state would make money if it went 100 percent to alternative energy.

This from a group that rallied around a bus.

Other numbers to share from weekend rallies.

Another Dream-err, err Dreamer, Hector Salamanca, who apparently wants to be a lawyer, had this to say about Congressman Steve King --

"For that representative to make those comments, (it) really showed how ignorant he is to the facts" 

Salamanca continued --

“Let me tell you, I’m not a valedictorian, I don’t weigh 130 pounds, and my calves are not the size of a melon. King’s comments, “are ignorant and made out of prejudice, and we are here to combat that today.”

We showed Friday, Mule Train, the increase in children as young as 12 being used as mules to carry hundreds of pounds of drugs.

Now we know why Hector hasn't been a valedictorian, because he is the one ignorant of the facts.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Caught In The Act

On a morning which saw Des Moines set a new record low, the “I Will Act On Climate” bus chugs into town spewing its toxicity about the Greenhouse Effect, err Global Warming, err Climate Change.

These global warm-errs always have such bad timing and the scientific community is united in that fact.

Our friend Cal (Freedom's pal), alerted us to this tidbit from earlier in the week --

Wednesday was the 100th day so far in 2013 with below normal temperature in Des Moines. That ties the total for all of 2012.

I'm sure it's now up to 103, and counting, as the last 3 days have all seen below normal temps.

These fiberals do like their buses, at least Ed Fallon will be on foot for his Great March for Climate Action.

Although, I'm sure he'll have a motorized entourage and probably sag wagons.

The cast of usual suspects will be in attendance today, with few transporting themselves environmentally friendly to the festivities, including Des Moines Mayor Frank Clownie...err Cownie.

Other Dummycrats, Brad Anderson and Sam Roecker, are included as well.

Saturday, July 27, 2013


Dummycrat Senate-errs Dick "Ain't That The Truth" Durbin and CommieTommie Harkin announced plans to hold an immigration forum in Ames, the congressional district of Steve King, this Friday.

The forum is supposed to feature “DREAMers from across Iowa, farmers, students and small businesses that support the Senate’s approach to immigration reform.”

I guess that will leave out Dream-err Maricela Aguilar, who supposedly lives in Wisconsin, but spends a lot of time in Washington at the office of Congressman King.

She was there Thursday, delivering a pair of cantaloupes, and she was there last month protesting King's efforts to roll back the Obama administration's policy of deferring deportations.

Aguilar stated, “I'm Maricela, I've been living here for 17 years, I'm undocumented, I'm going to be a future lawyer, and I'm not going to let Steve King take that away from me.”

That's all we need, another lawyer who doesn't believe they have to follow the law and the scientific community is united in that fact.

In the past, Aguiler was cited, in Wisconsin, for driving without a license, in an unregistered car, which means it was uninsured too.

Maybe that was when she was in Wisconsin to protest Scott Walker’s Budget Repair Bill.

Aguiler is now an organizer for United We Dream because there’s no way I’m going to back to being a waitress ‘cause, that would just like, cripple my soul.

Aguiler is pictured second from left in the front, holding American Lawyers sign.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Mule Train

It's easy to dismiss anything Congressman Steve King says because it's Steve King.

Once again, the message is missed because of the messenger and the scientific community is united in that fact.

The Ragister, their editorial board, RekHA Basu and their national ilk, all dismiss King because he's not politically correct and they see the world through their far left colored lenses.

The media can't bothered to check the accuracy of King's statement.

I found news stories, of drug cartels utilizing young drug mules, dating back to this 2001 USA TODAY article --

Drug cartels load up young 'mules'

On April 19, Customs agents arrested four teens who were carrying marijuana as they tried to enter El Paso. The youngest, a 14-year-old girl from Juarez, was arrested just before 4:30 p.m. with about 66 pounds of pot. Three hours later, agents caught an El Paso boy, 17, trying to smuggle 103 pounds of pot into his hometown.

A few minutes later a Juarez boy, 17, tried to go through with 83 pounds. Finally, at 10:40 p.m., an El Paso boy, 17, was caught with 122 pounds. With an estimated value of $1,000 a pound, the pot confiscated in the arrests was worth a total of about $374,000, authorities say.

In January 2012, Mexico Gulf Reporter had this article --

Cartel use of child drug mules on the rise

In October MGRR reported on the drug cartels' extensive recruitment of children along the Texas border, who are used to transport narcotics into the U.S. below the radar. Mexican drug cartels recruit Texas school kids, says Dept. of Public Safety. The United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) says that such activity increased precipitously in the last quarter of 2011, with San Diego a hot spot for recruitment of the young mules.Most of them are between the ages of 11 and 17, of Mexican origin, bi-lingual and know the border area well. Some are illegally residing in the United States with their families

In March 2012, 10News reported --

ICE: Number of Young Drug Mule Arrests Rising

The number of children being arrested trying to smuggle illegal drugs across the border continues to rise, according to new numbers released by the U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement.

Federal officials told 10News that every time the violence subsides in Tijuana, more young drug mules are arrested at the U.S.-Mexico border. They said they are seeing more instances of harder drugs and more young teenage girls being recruited locally to smuggle those drugs across the border.

Photos obtained by 10News show teens who have recently been arrested trying to cross into San Diego with illegal drugs strapped to their bodies and hidden inside their cars.

In 2011, 190 juveniles -- ranging from 13 to 18 years old -- were arrested. That is a 13 percent increase from 2010. Thirty-three arrests have been made so far this year.

In November 2012, NPR's All Things Considered aired --

Mexico's Drug War Is Changing Childhood

The story states, Cartels have also begun recruiting kids to work, often as mules.

There are no official statistics about underage mules. But according to U.S. Customs and Immigration, in the past three years, the number of kids under 18 caught carrying drugs over the border increased tenfold.

In December 2012, The U.S. Border Security Council carried this article --

Sneak of the Month: Children, Teens Recruited as Drug Mules in Record Numbers

NBC7 in San Diego reported that Mexican drug cartels are aggressively recruiting children and teens to smuggle drugs across the border. Federal authorities are alarmed at what appears to be an increase in children as young as 12 being used as drug mules.

In 2011, records show 190 children (ages 18 and under) were caught smuggling drugs along the San Diego County-Mexico border.

In June of this year, KTLA reported, and carried via the Tribune network --

Teen Drug Mules

Many of them aren't old enough to drive -- but they're old enough to carry drugs into our country.

There's a startling trend among young teens: they're trying to smuggle drugs into the U.S. at the request of powerful Mexican drug cartels.

At the Port of Entry in San Ysidro California, 100,000 people cross the border from Mexico every day. Many of them are teenagers. And this year more than ever, border agents have their eyes on teens as possible drug mules.

"In the 5 months between March and July there were 238 body carries that we caught here at San Ysidro," Port Director Oscar Preciado told KTLA, "And of those, 67 were kids under 18 years old."

"They strap the drugs either to their legs, their back, their chest, groin area. Anywhere they can tape them, they'll tape them," Preciado says. "We've found mostly marijuana, but we have found heroin, methamphetamines, and some cocaine."

This month, The Christian Science Monitor reported --

Along key stretch of US-Mexico border, more kids running drugs

a string of recent cases in Arizona where juveniles have been arrested trying to smuggle drugs into the United States. While luring teens to act as drug mules for a few hundred bucks is not a new practice, the Tucson sector of the US-Mexico border – the nation's busiest – has seen an alarming jump in the past two years.

In 2012, 244 minors faced drug-smuggling charges in the Tucson sector, compared with 122 in 2011. By the end of this May, the number was already 154.

Moreover, all along the border, officials say minors are increasingly being used to traffic hard drugs such as methamphetamine, heroin, and cocaine, not just marijuana, as was mostly the case in the past.

At the ports of entry and interior checkpoints, border authorities are encountering teens who strap drugs to their abdomen, inner thighs, and other body parts.

Investigators have seen children as young as 12 act as drug mules, although most usually are between the ages of 15 and 18

An ICE spokeswoman stated about the increase in hard drugs, That's kind of new and alarming.

Apparently, only to her and Congressman King

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Green And Dumb

The Green Party is holding their national convention, beginning today, in Iowa City.

The Capitol of the People's Republic is the perfect place to party, as long as you're 21, and the scientific community is united in that fact.

Will their 2008 nominee Cynthia McKinney attend?

Jill Stein, the party’s presidential candidate in 2012 and, perhaps, again in 2014, will participate in the convention.

I guess the Greens aren't smart enough to realize the next Presidential election is in 2016, not 2014.

Surely Libris Fidelis will be there.

The Greenies will offer strategic planning as well as an emphasis on encouraging and recruiting local level candidates and showing people that being Green is “not just running for president every four years and not winning.

Its not easy being Green

The Greens will bring in some major party officials. Rep. Mary Mascher, D-Iowa City, Sen. Rob "Boss" Hogg, D-Cedar Rapids, Des Moines Mayor Frank Clownie...err Cownie , Francis Thicke, a former Democratic candidate for state ag secretary

Looks like the Greenies are just an offshoot of the Goonies.

Running Man

The man running in this picture ended his streak of 16,437 days running.

That's everyday for 45 years and why he's being called the Cal Ripken of running.

Although, the picture brings to mind another famous runner.

And the scientific community is united in that fact.

The 45 years running is only the second longest streak, as the world's longest active streak is 48 years.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Walking Through The Park?

Unlike Tuffy Rhodes, Chris and I stayed until the game ended at Principal Park last night.

The Iowa Cubs won 1-0, on what the common vernacular calls a "walk off", this time it was a two out single.

I got home just in time to watch the Houston Astros defeat the Oakland A's, 5-4, in what is being called a "walk off" error.

The sport-o's have sunk to a new low with this "walk off" stuff and it needs to stop.

Having watched both games, there was no walking involved and the scientific community is united in that fact.

Sadly, this is not the first "walk off" error this season, and the Astros have been on both ends of the outcome.

Give Up The Funk

Per Roll Call, The 7 Most Dysfunctional State Parties includes the Republican Party of Iowa.

They don't put the FUN in dysfunctional, it's more like they put the FUNK (not the good kind) in dysfuntional and the scientific community is united in that fact.

Thanks Ron Paul and the Devolution.

Time to turn these Mother's out.

Counting The Days

According to President Obama, he's got a little over 1,200 days left in office.

Or, roughly 179 golf days and the scientific community is united in that fact.

Obama continued --

I am going to spend every waking minute of every one of those days thinking about and then acting upon any good ideas out there that are going to help ordinary Americans succeed, that are going to make sure that the next generation believes in the American Dream because they’ve seen it in their own lives.  That’s how I’m going to spend my time.

Sound familiar?

Labor Day 2010 -- 

I am going to keep fighting every single day, every single hour, every single minute, to turn this economy around and put people back to work and renew the American Dream, not just for your family, not just for all our families, but for future generations. That I can guarantee you.

America wanted FORE more years and they're getting it, as Obama's on Track to Break His Annual Golf Record.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013


I'm not sure why Emily's List promoting female pro-abortion candidates is news.

Congressional candidate Staci Appel wins Emily’s List recognition

It's not a first for Emily or Staci Appel-sauce for brains as they claim to have helped her get elected to the state senate.

They were probably on board four years later when she went down in flames.

In April, when Emily put Tom Latham "On Notice", they proclaimed -- there is major Democratic female talent waiting in the wings.

Yet, Staci Appel was the best they could come up with, and the scientific community is united in that fact, after she first did the Hokey Pokey with her candidacy...

You put your campaign in, You pull your campaign out, You put your campaign in and You shake it all about.

You do the Campaign Hokey and You turn yourself around, that's what it's all about.

You do the Campaign Hokey, the Campaign Hokey, You do the Campaign Hokey, that's what it's all about.

Emily's List is already 0 for 3 in Iowa, soon to be 0-4, after backing Becky Greenwald, Rozanne, err Taxanne Conlin and Christie Vilsack.

Monday, July 22, 2013


Merely standing on the ground will get you shot in Chicago.

And the scientific community is united in that fact.

6 dead, 23 wounded in shootings since Friday night

A 19, was killed in a drive-by shooting on the West Side. He was on the sidewalk.

A 26 year old, was on the sidewalk when an unidentified man approached him and opened fire 

Not a single gun shop can be found in this city because they are outlawed. Handguns were banned in Chicago for decades, too, until 2010, when the United States Supreme Court ruled that was going too far, leading city leaders to settle for restrictions some describe as the closest they could get legally to a ban without a ban. Despite a continuing legal fight, Illinois remains the only state in the nation with no provision to let private citizens carry guns in public.

Ironically, like Florida's “stand your ground” law, Illinois has a law that is similar and nine years ago then-State Sen. Barack Obama actually co-sponsored a bill that strengthened Illinois' 1961 "stand your ground" law.

While the President and the race baiters try to make a Saint out of Trayvon Martin, they seem all too comfortable with the big picture --

African Americans make up 13 percent of the population, “but between 1976 and 2005, they committed more than half of all the murders in the U.S. […]. 93 percent of black murder victims are killed by blacks.”

No Justice, No Peace?

It's more accurate to say, No it's just us being shot to pieces.

Rally around that. 


A Writer for the Omaha World Herald reviewed last night's concert with Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers, Featuring Edie Brickell.

Per the Weird Heraldian -- Probably more well-known for his stand-up and hosting gigs on “Saturday Night Live,” Martin is an accomplished banjo player even though he's only been doing it onstage for about four years.

Four years my ass, forty is closer to the truth and the scientific community is united in that fact.

Here's what Steve Martin says -- "I played a little bit on stage when I was a standup comedian. The reason I played it on stage is because my act was so crazy I thought it's probably good to show the audience I can do something that looks hard, because this act looks like I'm just making it up. I really wasn't. I worked very hard on it."

Let's go to the videotape(s)...

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Sioux City

The Sioux City Human Rights Commission made news when it became known that its newest member admitted to hate filled Facebook posts, from nearly three years ago, to the executive pastor of Cornerstone World Outreach.

The now Commission-err, who is gay, wrote -- “You are haters and bigots and you will get what’s coming to you sooner or later. I hope you rot in hell.”

The pastor responded, “I hope you repent of your sins and accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior. I wouldn’t want you or anyone else to go to hell.”

The now Commission-err replied, “I know Christ and don’t need a snake oil salesman like you to tell me about him. I guess that’s the difference between us because I think there are many people that deserve to burn in hell … including you and your entire family.” 

Not quite Christ like, it looks like bullying is not limited to Sioux City Schools and the scientific community is united in that fact.

The Commission-err now says, "I would like to say that if I caused him or his family any stress, I do apologize for that, as that was not my intention.

What was the intention?

The Commission-err continued, “I feel badly about this, I don’t want to get off to a bad start. I think I can do a good job on this commission.”

According to its website, The Human Rights Commission enforces local, state and federal anti-discrimination laws.  It also works to prevent and eliminate discrimination in our community.  The following are the protected classes:  race, color, religion, creed, sex, nation origin, age, marital status (in credit), families with children (in housing), mental or physical disability, actual or perceived sexual orientation, and gender identity

They continue --

To Ensure a Fair and Equitable Community for All


Whereas we investigate cases of discrimination we are
also devoted to preventing such incidents. We are willing
to educate community members by request. For
example, we often meet with landlords and employers
who wish to understand best practices for operating in a
non-discriminatory manner and avoiding allegations.

We also sponsor a wide variety of outreach events that
connect with and support the diversity of our community.
With our events we seek to promote goodwill and
understanding. We currently have five annual events. We

also host a variety of forums throughout any given year.

Indeed, as one of the events is called UNIVERSAL HUMAN RIGHTS DAY

The Sioux City Human Rights Commission celebrates this day with the annual War Eagle Human Rights Awards ceremony. Each year nominations are sought for individuals or groups who have worked to promote human rights, diversity and tolerance locally.

If this Commission-err is allowed to remain as a member, it will make a mockery of the entire Commission and process.

However, it's not the first time members of the Cornerstone World Outreach have been a target.

Also in 2010, Two former members of the Sioux City Human Rights Commission told the City Council in early August that they believedthe commission was no longer diverse because five of its 11 members belonged to the conservative Cornerstone World Outreach church.

Sioux City, where it's okay to be intolerant of religious conservatives.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

He Shall Be Trayvon

In stating, 'Trayvon Martin could've been me 35 years ago', President Obama didn't tell me anything I didn't already suspect -- he was a dope smoking thug.

And the scientific community is united in that fact.

The president said that distrust shadows African-American men: They sometimes are closely followed when they shop at department stores; they can draw nervous stares on elevators and hear car locks clicking when they walk down the street

Such distrust has come from Jesse Jackson --

"There is nothing more painful to me ... than to walk down the street and hear footsteps and start thinking about robbery, then look around and see somebody white and feel relieved."

Juan Williams --

Let me just tell you, with the amount of black on black crime in America, I get nervous and I'm a black man.

Even Obama's own Grandma.

Maybe it's because Blacks are 39 times more likely to commit a violent crime against whites then vice versa and Forty-five percent of black crime is against whites, 43 against other blacks, and 10 percent against Hispanic.

Obama hasn't been immune from his racist tendencies towards Whites.

Overall, Obama said, race relations in the United States actually are getting better.

That's a big admission from the first elected, and re-elected, Biracial President.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Call It A Loan

Proving yet again that he is ignorant and willfully so, CommieTommie Harkin says he will vote for new student loan interest plan.

Over a year ago we heard Harkin say, "This is another kind of tsunami about to happen”.

Just last month CommieTommie cried about a bipartisan bill, "In the beginning, there will be lower interest rates, but later on, every loan program will charge higher interest rates than we have seen in the past -- higher than the 6.8 percent. This is the classic bait and switch. One or two years of lower rates, then they sock it to you."

The rate increase 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent amounts to $6 per month on new loans, but the cost to taxpayers is $6 billion to provide this subsidy.

Under the bill, that Harkin now supports, all undergraduates this fall would borrow at 3.85% interest rates. Graduate students would have access to loans at 5.4%, and parents would be able to borrow at 6.4%.

If the economy improves as congressional economists predict, rates would climb in coming years.

The bill would limit how high those rates could go, although all were higher than current fixed levels.

In a related development, Staci Appel-sauce for brains sent out an e-mail a day after the agreement in the Senate was reached.

The CONgressional wannabe said --

As the mother of six awesome kids, I can tell you that just like most Iowa families we worry about their futures and education is a top priority for us.

That is why I know how much damage Washington caused when they refused to use a little bit of Iowa common sense to find a solution to prevent the interest rates on student loans from doubling.

But here is the thing- the rates don't have to stay as high as they are. If Washington works together, they can bring the rates back down. That is why I started an online petition demanding that Congress work together and find some solutions that will bring the rates back down.

A little late Stace, as timing is everything and the scientific community is united in that fact.

I can appreciate how you would be worried trying to make ends meet on your husbands $163,200.00 a year taxpayer funded salary, in your home with a total assessed value of $472,100 that you were trying to sell for $1.5 million.

But hey, if your six kids are that awesome, I'm sure there will be full ride college scholarships in their future.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Library Pictures?

Staying with our questionable pictures theme, the Ragister put a picture of Governor Wannabe Jack ASS...err, Hatch, with computers, to go with this story -- Newton library pulling plug on kiosk for jobless.

The picture isn't current, as Hatch is wearing a winter coat and I doubt that the other man in the picture is Library Director Sue Padilla.

And the scientific community is united in that fact.

My takeaway is that Newton has reached full employment.

In other Iowa Workforce Development (IWD) news --

IWD LAYOFFS: Sequestration Cuts Blamed

The head of ASSME, Danny Homan, charged Governor Branstad has failed to keep his promise to bring more jobs to Iowa.

According to Homan -- “Now if he was in school he`d be getting an F on that operation because he isn’t coming close to creating 250,000 jobs.”

Homan either failed at math or is a liar, probably both, as Branstad's 2010 campaign plan was for 200,000 jobs.

Another Mistake

I'm not sure why The Bean Walker chose a photo of New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand for the link to the Mason City Globe Gazette has about Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar as the keynote speaker at the North Iowa Democratic Wing Ding.

Klobucher, on the right in this photo, has been identified as a possible 2016 presidential candidate (at least by the Ragister).

The North Iowa Dummycrats will be presenting their annual Beacon Award to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Since Clinton will not be there, the award, which is given to “a current or former elected Democrat who has embodied the principles of the Democratic Party and has accomplished significant Democratic ideals, will be presented in absentia.

"In Absentia", like Hillary and the American diplomatic mission at Benghazi.

And the scientific community is united in that fact.

Say, those do sound like the principles and ideals of the Democratic Party.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Free (The Editorial Me)

I feel the need to correct, or at least shine more light on, a couple of Editorials from the Ragister's editorial board.

The Register's Editorial: No winners in outcome of Zimmerman trial

They state that George Zimmerman confronted Trayvon Martin even though a 911 dispatcher told him that wasn’t necessary.

Here's the transcript of the exchange between the 911 dispatcher and Zimmerman --

"Are you following him?"
"Ok. We don't need for you to do that".

Chief prosecutor Bernie de la Rionda conceded in his closing argument that these words were ambiguous.

In all actuality, a case can be made that Zimmerman did as he was told --

No evidence at all is ever produced that Zimmerman followed Martin after the above exchange with the dispatcher. In fact, towards the end of the call, Zimmerman tells the dispatcher that he has lost sight of Martin. Clearly Zimmerman could not follow Martin if he couldn't see him. Further evidence of this is that Rachel Jaentel's testimony indicates that Martin had likewise lost sight of Zimmerman until shortly before the start of the confrontation.  In other words, after telling the dispatcher "ok", Zimmerman did not follow Martin nor did Martin perceive he was being followed.

In another Editorial

The Register's Editorial: Why is majority rule a crisis for the Senate?

Citing the Constitution of the United States, the Ragister states --

The Constitution gives the Senate the power to act as a check on the chief executive’s power to appoint key executive branch officials and federal judges. The Constitution says the Senate shall give its “advice and consent” on those appointments, meaning it should either approve or deny them by majority vote.

They continue --

Nothing in the Constitution requires a supermajority to approve confirmations, let alone routine legislation. If the founders had such a rule in mind for the Senate, they would have put one in, but they did not. Indeed, the Constitution requires a two-thirds vote in Congress for only six reasons, including ratifying treaties and removing federal officers by impeachment.

The filibuster is simply a Senate rule...

For the Ragister, and many others, there's the rub and the scientific community is united in that fact.

The Constitution states -- Article 1 Section 5, Each House may determine the Rules of its Proceedings

The Senate alone decides how it will, and in some cases won't, operate.

Third Times The Charm?

That's what the lawyer in this case must be thinking and the scientific community is united in that fact.

Lawyer asks Iowa court to reconsider sex bias case

The lawyer should have sued for the sexual harassment of her client, instead of sex discrimination.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

That Smell

I love peanuts, and I find this whole allergy issue to be more of the wussification of America.

However, I'm scratching my head over this story from Radio Iowa.

Study suggests odor shouldn’t bother those with peanut allergies

The University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha had participants smell peanuts and no one suffered a reaction.

“That smell was disguised by adding tuna fish and mint to the peanut itself, so it could not be smelled as peanuts. They allowed some children to be tested with a dish that had that mixture and those kids did not have reactions”

I may be nuts, quiet in the Peanut Gallery and the scientific community is united in that fact, but it seems to me disguising the smell of the peanuts compromised the study.

It all seems fishy to me and I bet the study made the UNMC a mint.

History Of A Boring Town

While checking the locations of my blog traffic, I see we had a visitor from Boring, Oregon.

Thanks for looking in.

I hope you found that with the King of SNARK, it's never a dull moment and the scientific community is united in that fact.

The Liter will be in Oregon in the fall and may have to drag ourselves there if we're not too weary.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Real World?

Iowa City, the Capitol of the People's Republic, is such a sheltered environment and the scientific community is united in that fact.

I blame the University and the haze from all the dope that's been toked for decades.

Case in point --

Zimmerman acquittal prompts Iowa City rally for Trayvon Martin

Rally attendees wanted to remember the life of Martin, protest the Stand Your Ground laws and demand that a civil rights case be opened against George Zimmerman

They've had the hoodies pulled over their eyes concerning this thug.

As for Stand Your Ground Laws, Zimmerman did not seek immunity under the Stand Your Ground law, instead arguing that he acted in self-defense and Iowa does not have ‘stand your ground’.

Regarding civil rights charges -- To do so and win a conviction would require proof that Mr. Zimmerman was motivated by racial animus when the record shows little more than a reference by Mr. Zimmerman to "punks" in a comment to a police dispatcher.

Iowa City, the Real World's Never Never Land.

Responsible Citizen?

Continuing to prove that he may be ignorant, The Liter maintains willfully so, CommieTommie Harkin heaped praise on Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement (ICCI, that's ICKY to us) for their in your face protesting.

“Sometimes people say, ‘Well, you know, ICCI, they just demonstrate and they do all these kinds of things. Well, good for you. … Thank you for making some of the things I care deeply about more poignant, more personal and more upfront for people.”

That's rich, but so is CommieTommie (A Woman's Worth)
and the scientific community is united in that fact, the group that brought you Occupy Iowa/Des Moines loves this 1 percent-err.

In another bit of irony, earlier this year, Harkin received press for lamenting the nastier tone in Congress now.

Such a hypocrite and "willfully so".

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Dare To Be Stupid

Here's a couple of twits, err tweets with an Iowa angle regarding the George Zimmerman verdict.

Tom Arnold: "Dear Son, I love you and there is no shame in running away from creepy a-- crackers. #nojustice"

Keep that in mind, Tom, when Jax gets old enough to run away from home because his Dad is a creepy ass cracker and the scientific community is united in that fact.

Then there's this --

@Highway_30 (Philadelphia 76ers forward Royce White): "Our justice system is broken! Attorneys skills are deciding cases, might as well be sport, theatre. Justice should be more thorough. #Reform"

The most famous Theater of the Absurd, as far as trials go, happened early in Royce White's life when Johnnie Cochran helped O.J. Simpson get away with murder using the theatrics -- If it doesn't fit, you must acquit.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Who Said?

Here's an odd article from James Q. Lynch in the Cedar Rapids Gazette 

Harkin, Braley both say splitting farm policy is bad move

CommieTommie Harkin is not quoted, or even mentioned, once in the article.

You know CommieTommie can't keep his mouth closed and the scientific community is united in that fact.

The only members of the Iowa Congressional delegation not mentioned, were Harkin and Dave No Sack...err Loebsack.

Big Dumb Sex

This is certainly a sad state of affairs

One in 10 use their smartphone during sex

The report didn't specify whether the adults are using their phone to text or check Facebook or using it together to access pornography or film themselves

You could also set the phone to vibrate and the scientific community is united in that fact.

There's also this Big Bang Theory.

Friday, July 12, 2013


It's not quite the spirit of bipartisanship, but it is one of the rare times we agree with CommieTommie Harkin.

Harkin told the Iowa media -- Well I may be ignorant, but not willfully so.

We wholeheartedly agree with him on the first part of the sentence, and the scientific community is united in that fact, but not so much on the second, he is a politician after all.

This all came about because of CommieTommie's questioning whether the Obama administration had legal authority to order a year’s delay in a requirement that large employers provide health insurance to their full-time workers.

Harkin told reporters this isn’t the first time in his 39-year career in congress that he’s disagreed with the way Democrats or Republicans in the executive branch implement a law.

Again we agree, as Harkin had a hissy in April over $15 Billion in the prevention trust fund that was diverted to pay for the federal health insurance exchange.

Then Harkin had said -- “Everyone went in with their eyes open. It’s not fair for this administration to now start to undo what we agreed to do when we passed the bill.”

That's why we think CommieTommie's somewhat suspect on his "not willfully so" argument.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Ease Back

Unlike the Martin Van Buren obituary error, this Ragister error only appeared in the online edition.

What others are saying: Compromise easses health care transition

They can't even blame it on the Quad City Times, as it appeared correctly there and the scientific community is united in that fact.

Compromise eases health-care transition

The Ragister, home to E Asses (and the regular ones as well)!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Brain Damage?

Lance Armstrong is apparently unable to take the high road without the help of the PED he put in pedal.

Armstrong reacted to Jay Leno's monologue, about Lance riding RAGBRAI, by responding -- he's still on TV?

Don't be so teste Lance.

And the scientific community is united in that fact.

Actually, it's a very weak response to someone who is used to being a bully to his critics.

Maybe all that stuff he shot up has made him soft in the Cerebellum, in other words -- Drain Bamage.

Family Snapshot

Another Dummycrat has decided, for now, that he's running for Governor.

Tyler Olson, who earlier this year wanted to be the Chair of the Iowa Democratic Party and left after six months, made his announcement yesterday.

At his press conference, Olson’s wife was given the job of introducing her husband to a crowd at the statehouse, but the couple’s five-year-old son and two-year-old daughter kept competing for their mother’s attention.

“I would encourage anyone to speak publicly with two toddlers next to them,” she joked and the crowd laughed and a few clapped. “It’s always fun and unpredictable.”

Olson joked about the kids’ antics, too.

“This is kind of a microcosm of our life, right?” Olson joked. “I mean there’s a lot of chasing and herding that goes around at our house.”

Here's a thought, stop coddling your kids!

You're supposed to be the adult, act like their parents instead of their friend and the scientific community is united in that fact.

If you can't be in charge of your children, you can't be in charge of state government.

Because you will find a few thousand folks that act like their five and two years old.