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Tomorrow we can go back to having to look up where Iowa is (*)

Tomorrow we can go back to having to look up where Iowa is (*)

Because there’s a big world out there, and stuff is doing:

(*) The title of this post eliminates any possibility I could become President, but that’s a price I am willing to pay to maintain my blog cred.

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[…] Jacobson, channeling me on whatever that is going on in Iowa now-abouts: Tomorrow we can go back to having to look up where Iowa […]

They pick corn in I“..oh wait, that another guy. 😉

Tomorrow we can go back to having to look up where Iowa is (*)

(*) The title of this post eliminates any possibility I could become President, but that’s a price I am willing to pay to maintain my blog cred.

Actually, I appreciate the sparsity of superfluous gibes in this blog. They can be very tempting to make and I sometimes succumb, but then I hate myself in the morning.

Re “Fannie and Freddie Fantasies”: The author tackles a “fundamentally flawed debate,” but, to my mind, he didn’t address the primary fundamental issue. That issue is, where in the Constitution does the government derive the practice of taking money from citizens to support a market? That’s the whole problem, right? And when it escalates to the tune of trillions of dollars over decades, should we be surprised that its abuse exploded the whole market? It was, and is, free “crack” for money junkies.

Fannie and Freddie must be shut down. Imagine what housing prices would be without F&F inflating them. Imagine how many lower-income families could have actually earned their way to owning a reasonably priced home — like my parents did? We’ll never know.

    Hope Change in reply to JerryB. | January 3, 2012 at 11:08 pm

    I agree, JerryB. You are right. I am not any kind of housing expert and I saw this coming back in the 70’s or 80’s, or whenever it was I first heard of Fannie Mae.

    Think of the damage that has been done to American families. The crazy, insane rise in house prices if directly a consequence of the actions of the federal government and these quasi-governmental entities. I want Washington dismantled. I want a restoration on Constitutional limitations on the federal government. I want power returned to local home towns and communities under the 10th Amendment.

About the First Lady: she opened the door to this, by telling us how to eat, and then falling off the wagon, herself. Why a persons’ private phone call had to be reported in the Washington Post is beyond me, even if the guy was talking too loudly. Nobody is looking good in this scenario, but the Post comes off the worst.

    VetHusbandFather in reply to Valerie. | January 3, 2012 at 8:05 pm

    Ugh, the linked article is just terrible.

    “She lectures us on eating right while she has a large posterior herself.”

    6 sentences later:

    But Sensenbrenner wasn’t talking about her “initiatives.” He was insulting her body.

    Does the author even read the drivel she writes?

      VetHusbandFather in reply to VetHusbandFather. | January 3, 2012 at 8:08 pm

      Just to clarify: The first quote was the author quoting Sensenbrenner, the second quote was the author contradicting the quote she just quoted six sentences later.

    janitor in reply to Valerie. | January 4, 2012 at 4:45 am

    Given that Michelle Obama not only has lectured us on eating and obesity, but also has paraded herself in numerous style venues (e.g. Vogue spread) as a fashion icon, all comments on her appearance are fair.

…Under Lake Erie? Out in the Rockies? J/K – grew up in Iowa after going through the New York State Ohio/Idaho/Iowa routine when we moved there in grade school. That’s the New York State with the ‘Aren’t you fraid of the Indians? Cowboys&Indians cultural expertise.

Between the Missouri & Mississippi rivers, Between Missouri on the south and Minnesota on the North, part of “The Louisiana Purchase”, one of two places in the world where the equivalent of store “Potting Soil” goes down 10 feet; Flat but not as flat as Galveston County in Texas; more humid than the gulf coast in summer but drier than the Sahara in winter, where wintertime blizzards can gust to over 80 MPH and the summertime dumb passtime is chasing tornados.

Did I miss anything? For the New England/Mid Atlantic states …small western state only 350 miles across & 250 miles north to south.

It would be just fine with a whole lot of us here if the rest of the world didn’t know where Iowa is.

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