Jim Claypool @jimfakerepublican ?active 1 week, 1 day ago
Jim Claypool commented on the blog post CasinoClash 13 — Warren County says no dice — Updated 1 week, 1 day ago · View
Maybe Warren County residents simply understood what a crime magnet and blight a casino would eventually be and decided they didn’t want one in their county. Maybe Linn County residents simply didn’t care about the side effects and decided money was more important. I don’t think the money or its source had anything to do [...]
Jim Claypool commented on the blog post After four years of drama, Supreme Court doesn’t retreat from civil rights 1 week, 3 days ago · View
Why don’t you call the justices who joined in the special concurrence and ask them some questions? Maybe they will answer or make some sort of statement that enlightens us a bit. If it was important for them to publish a special concurrence, they must have had a good reason, and on such an important [...]
You mean the meaning to Jay Long is what matters, even if Jay Long is wrong about the meaning. But, nevertheless, if it’s a slur to you, I apologize. No offense was intended. I was merely pointing out that you are mistaken about the meaning and origin of the word. In any event, you’ve managed [...]
There is a lot of misinformation about the true origin of the word “gypped”. It comes from the Greek word “gyp” for vulture, not from the word “gypsy”. Gyp (Jip, Gip, Gypsy, Gippo, Gypper, Gypster) A person who cheats or swindles people. A trickster. A person who is not quite honest. Gyp is the Greek [...]
Is it too much to ask that Iowa State actually pay Iowa its full share of the gate from now on? The monkey business of charging a higher ticket price and then giving Iowa a share based on the regular price should end. Iowa State needs this game a lot more than Iowa does, especially [...]
Jim Claypool commented on the blog post Linn County Voters need to consider the dark side of our flashy casinos 2 months, 3 weeks ago · View
In discussing the “human cost” of legal gambling, I’m always amazed at how just about everyone I discuss the matter with knows someone like Ms. Hense whose life, and the lives of others surrounding her, have been destroyed because of gambling. I have a friend from high school (I’m now 50) who was convicted of [...]
Is it really necessary for Iowa and Iowa State to play every year? Why not just a home and away series with a few years break in between? This is more of a problem for Iowa State than Iowa. The Iowa game is significant revenue for Iowa State. They’ve already lost the Nebraska game. Those [...]
So, a supervisor’s salary should be tied to the median income of the county? What does that have to do with the price of tea in China? I’m with Rich. Compare the supervisors to other similarly situated positions. The median income of the county has no relevance whatsoever.
Jim Claypool commented on the blog post Do you think the federal assault weapons ban should be reinstated? 4 months, 4 weeks ago · View
The Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy is a student run “forum for conservative and libertarian legal scholarship.” The article is harley a “study” in the sense of a scientific analysis and doesn’t portend to be. Rather, it presents selected evidence to support a proposition, i.e. that gun control doesn’t stop crime. It’s biased [...]
Jim Claypool commented on the blog post Curiosity, our climate and deciding who to believe 5 months, 2 weeks ago · View
Well, Todd, you predicted the responses you would get, didn’t you? And, you were spot on. You can’t win with people who just don’t want to be convinced that they could be wrong. And, unfortunately, once they publicly declare their “belief” (and that’s what it amounts to, a mere belief in something), you have no [...]
Jim Claypool commented on the blog post Hlas column: This Penn State team deserves a respectful welcome in Kinnick Saturday night 7 months ago · View
I’m not planning to boo anyone on Saturday, but I can’t agree with the reasoning here. The team represents Penn State. Penn State certainly is deserving of it punishment and any criticism it receives over what happened, including criticism at football games. These kids, while not involved in the horrid acts or the cover-up, still [...]
Jim Claypool commented on the blog post Iowa reports 5 secondary violations, 2 with football 8 months, 1 week ago · View
And the news here is where?
Jim Claypool commented on the blog post Welcome Scuttle, shredder of flip flops and swallower of gators 8 months, 2 weeks ago · View
Everyone should have a dog. At least one. I have two. On my second Golden Retriever and now also have a Welsh Corgi picked up through a rescue organization. After the first Golden died, we took a break from owning a dog. When we finally got the new dog, I was kicking myself for not [...]
I don’t recall where I saw this, but my understanding is that there are actually fewer refineries now than there were 20 or 30 years ago, but the refineries we have are producing more. Technological efficiency has allowed more refined product to be produced from fewer refineries. Many refineries have been closed over the last [...]
As long as we are setting up qualifications for voting, such as making felons prove they have paid all their fines, how about making people prove they have paid all the taxes they owe? It might mean that the rich won’t vote at the ballot box, but they can still vote with their money. Pretty [...]
Mr. Ellis, you are astonishingly ignorant about the law and the role of judges. You see, we call them judges because they judge. They don’t just respond to what the majority thinks they should do. Difficult concept for you, I know. Maybe we should just have Bob Vanderplats decide this for the “majority.” Good grief!
The point the President was making is that we built the roads and bridges TOGETHER. Sure, business helped. So did everyone else. And it wouldn’t have happened without everyone, through government. The overall point is that the laws and the government “grease the wheels” of business.
Let’s remember that the Post Office is mandated to deliver the mail EVERYWHERE. Other, for-profit carriers don’t have to deliver anywhere they don’t see a profit. If you want to let the market dictate where mail is delivered, the first places to complain will be the rural areas of the country. Like, say….hmmm, IOWA!
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