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Rich Greer commented on the blog post Former Iowan in Maine seeks morels, is willing to trade lobster 19 hours, 39 minutes ago · View
“Lobster prices remain low.” Where?
Rich Greer commented on the blog post CasinoClash 13 — Warren County says no dice — Updated 2 weeks ago · View
To some degree, this confirms my basic theory about the Linn County vote. The “No” campaign was funded almost entirely by outside interest. No local people had any “skin in the game” in support of the No campaign. In Warren country, the “No” campaign was funded primarily by local people. Maybe if the local people [...]
Rich Greer commented on the blog post Has your opinion of traffic cameras changed since they were installed? 2 weeks, 2 days ago · View
I’ve always thought they were a good idea and I have not changed my opinion.
Rich Greer commented on the blog post Do you support the Supreme Court’s ruling on lesbian spouses and birth certificates? 2 weeks, 4 days ago · View
If an opposite sex couple have a child by using a sperm donor, the mother’s husband is listed as the father, despite not being the biological father. Why should it be different for a same sex couple?
To ban gay scouts and leaders makes as much sense as banning left-handed people. To be gay is as normal as being left-handed.
Do the Boy Scouts have “decades-old values” that include discrimination?
Rich Greer commented on the blog post Would you renew your Iowa driver’s license online? 3 weeks, 6 days ago · View
I go online for almost all of my financial transactions. Yes, I would definitely renew my license online.
Dandekar is quite popular in her former district which makes up a significant portion of the 1st Congressional district. I think she would do well and, once she gets to Washington, I think she would represent us well. She has impressed me as being a very hard worker.
Rich Greer commented on the blog post Should restaurants be required to offer healthier childrens’ meals? 1 month ago · View
There are situations were regulations are necessary and appropriate. This is not one of them.
The market will resolve this issue. If parents are concerned about healthy meals for the their kids, they will seek out the restaurants that offer such meals.
Rich Greer commented on the blog post CasinoClash 2013 — Reading the Racing and Gaming tea leaves 1 month ago · View
I wish we could take the word, “cannabalization” out of this dialogue. A better word would be “competition”. That’s what is and most people think competition is a good thing.
Rich Greer commented on the blog post What, if anything, can be done to prevent incidents like the Boston bombing? 1 month ago · View
We can reduce the risk of future attacks but we can never eliminate the risk.
Furthermore, many techniques that reduce risk can also reduce our individual freedoms. How much freedom will we give up to reduce the risk? It’s a tough balancing act.
Rich Greer commented on the blog post Would you support Iowa tax credits for donations to food banks? 1 month ago · View
I believe we should do more to help the poor but I am not sure this is a particularly good idea. It seems like a lot of additional paperwork and hassle for a fairly modest financial incentive.
I cannot say with certainty what should be done, but I can say what, at this time, should not be done.
Steve King, without a shred of evidence, has publicly speculated that the terrorism might be the work of immigrants. Shame on him. He’s exploiting this tragedy to make sick political point.
Rich Greer commented on the blog post How should Congress restructure the Postal Service? 1 month, 1 week ago · View
The postal service will continue to provide a valuable service into the future for many people and businesses, but their role is changing and they need to adjust to this change. Personally, I do everything I can electronically and I have less need for the postal service as a result. That is true of many, [...]
Rich Greer commented on the blog post How does Jonathan Winters rank among all-time comedians? 1 month, 1 week ago · View
He is in my top ten, along with the greats of an earlier era – George Gobel, Tim Conway and others.
Rich Greer commented on the blog post How important is Tower Terrace Road project to metro area’s future? 1 month, 1 week ago · View
I believe the Tower Terrace Road Project will be very good for the greater metropolitan area. There is no good route across the northern portion of the metropolitan area and, if you look at a map, the need for this project is obvious. It needs to also be noted that there is a lot of [...]
Rich Greer commented on the blog post Should Big Ten officials examine policies in wake of Rutger coach’s firing? 1 month, 2 weeks ago · View
I don’t know the details of what happened at Rutgers but, from what I have read, it appears that the Athletic director and the senior school administrators knew, to some degree, what was going on and failed to act until someone took a video and went public with it. That’s wrong. In many regards, colleges [...]
While I think the risk is low, of course we should be concerned. At a time like this I am particularly pleased that we have a President who will seek advice and very carefully consider all options before making a decision. This is no time for a shoot from the hip, cowboy in the White [...]
Rich Greer commented on the blog post First test: part of the solution or a wrench in the gears? 1 month, 2 weeks ago · View
Come on Todd. You’re taking all the fun out of this.
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