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Old 09-03-2020, 12:17 PM
 
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Fat chance of that happening anytime soon. These buffoons have too many friends in high places and any steps towards impeachment (though completely deserved) would be a useless gesture. The only way they leave office is if they get voted out.


What's sad is that there are still lots of Iowans who are completely OK with the lack of transparency, the inaccurate reporting of Covid numbers, and the ho-hum response to the derecho.
I didn't touch on the derecho, but yes the response from our governor and most of our legislative officials except Finkenauer has been underwhelming and focused too much on PR/pats on the back and not enough on actually providing help to those that need it. Abby is the only one that has been visible and involved. There is not a lot of love for our state's high profile Republicans on the Iowa Derecho facebook group. Cedar Rapids was hit really bad and struggled greatly for a couple weeks, but they also received a lot of the resources to restore power and remove trees. It sounds like a lot of the small towns and rural areas along the Highway 30 corridor received very little help and were left to figure it out on their own. It makes me wonder if some of those traditionally purplish rural counties that voted for Trump in 2016 will be swayed to vote the other way this time around.
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Old 09-03-2020, 01:12 PM
 
Location: Calera, AL
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Regardless of how Iowa votes, if Trump loses this fall, that's going to be bad news for Grassley, Ernst, and Reynolds (that sounds kinda like an early 70s soft rock group, haha)
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Old 09-04-2020, 10:01 AM
 
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Cant say im proud of being a resident of iowa.THE LYING is worse part.It is killing people.
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Old 09-04-2020, 10:06 AM
 
Location: Jonesboro
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Yesterday Dr. Fauci issued a warning for people in 7 specific states to take measures to heart in Covid avoidance behavior over the Labor Day holiday weekend. Iowa, unfortunately, is in that 7 state mix along with 3 of her neighbors.

7 full months have passed since we got early on warnings about where we could be headed in terms of a potential pandemic. And now we are in early September with the outbreak still wreaking confusion & havoc in so many aspects of our daily lives as it still kills around 1,000 Americans every day. Folks, it just did not have to be this way!

The fact that many mask-deniers exhibit such defiance so as to make a political statement & to "own the libs" shows the utter moral bankruptcy & selfishness of their position ; a position which utterly refuses to consider the health risks such defiance can bring to our fellow citizens.

There is nothing truly conservative in holding such views but rather it is a morally bankrupt one!

https://www.yahoo.com/huffpost/antho...033011706.html

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Old 09-04-2020, 12:26 PM
 
Location: Calera, AL
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For sure. Not wearing a mask isn't going to magically speed up the creation of a vaccination. Our family practice says that there's a shot (no pun intended) there might be one available sometime not long after New Year's rolls around - until then, we should be doing what needs to be done to slow the spread.
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Old 09-08-2020, 08:05 PM
 
Location: Jonesboro
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Here's a new update on the judges decision that means to enforce reynolds's mandate to force the Des Moines Public Schools System back into live in class schooling despite the Covid positivity rate of infection found in that district.


The news update, as linked below, made the front page of the online Washington Post this evening.
Great job, reynolds... just great!


https://www.washingtonpost.com/educa...virus-lawsuit/
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Old 09-09-2020, 11:55 AM
 
Location: Calera, AL
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The judge who made that call must be out of his/her mind. I guarantee they're pro-Trump, and the decision was politically-based rather than safety-based.


Enforce a damn mask mandate already. Every store in the state should be able to enforce this by either providing cheap or free masks upon entry, or refuse to provide service to those who refuse to don a mask. You can't assume every citizen is going to do the right thing because some people are just going to be plain difficult.


It's a damn shame this is not a gubernatorial election year in Iowa. Ernst is in trouble and might lose her seat this fall. Reynolds currently is in the same predicament, but she has 2 more years left of her term, which is plenty of time for Iowa voters to forget about her handling of the Covid situation and keep her in office.
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Old 09-09-2020, 08:40 PM
 
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i for one will not forget
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Old 09-10-2020, 03:06 PM
 
Location: Calera, AL
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I have yet to see Iowa voters fail to forgive Republican politicians' sins. They have voted in Branstad repeatedly despite mediocre results, and are poised to do the same for Reynolds, despite awful results.
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Old 11-18-2020, 03:45 PM
 
Location: Brookings, SD
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[url]https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/usa/iowa/[/url]

195,542 case and 111,300 recovered! That is a little over a 56% recovery rate (the US, overall, is almost 70%).

Iowa's population is about 5,148,714 with only 2,066 deaths, which is under 0.05%. So, why are we panicking over those stats?
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