Saturday, May 26, 2007


It's Memorial Day; take some time this weekend and see a movie about a great tradition in this country, liberating oppressed people from tyranical government. Hopefully we will come to realize that is what we are doing now, and thank everyone who has lost family members in this cause. I recommend They Were Expendable, or Saving Private Ryan, two favorites of mine. They really bring home the meaning of this holiday.

I have signed up as a Fair Tax supporter, and tried to submit a dvd about it to the local access channel. Quite to my surprise, they inform me that they only handle vhs. Can you believe that? We have an indoor swimming pool, a 6 million dollar gym at the high school, and more land to develop industry that will move out when the TIF money runs out, but our local access channel only does vhs. Unreal !!!

Speaking about industrial land, why are we accessing more farm land for industrial purposes when maquoketa has two large buildings sitting empty in the old industrial park? It doesn't make sense. I can see the TIF coming on again, and no jobs paying enough to buy a house on without government assistance. To make it worse, taxes and insurance for a home have gone so high people cant buy a house even with assistance from a government program. When are we going to learn?

the plain blunt guy top 5 presidential picks
1. duncan hunter 2. tom tancredo 3. mike huckabee 4.fred thompson 5. rudy guilani

-Tim Grover, the plain blunt guy

Sunday, May 06, 2007


I want to thank Adam for hosting the debate watching party Thursday night. What a goofy format! At least that is what I thought at first. But when it comes down to it, the best way to see who can communicate in that environment and cut through liberal bias is do something like that. I agree with the King of plain bluntness, Rush Limbaugh that the top three performers were Gilmore, Rommney, and Hunter. All three proved they are ready to compete in a media format cluttered and dominated by liberalism, and still get the conservative message out. Also the best questions of the night did ask each candidate to take a stance on issues and all three came through well, in regard that they stood up for controversy and told the media that the media was wrong. what issues? the war, corruption, and especially Scooter Libby.

It is long past the time that we allow the media and the Democrats to smear us with short comings that they also have in their backgrounds themselves. The reason for this is that people are human. In any big group you are going to have bad apples; it is unavoidable. To retreat or agree with our detractors only perpetuates a stereotype, and validates our opponents points -- the time is over for that.

The veto this week of the democrats war bill was a good start but long overdue. Better late than never. Lets be clear, I am not talking about not being a good sport. Sportsmanship is fine, I am talking about not letting the other side beat you. Politics is hard to know when we are playing the game, and when there is a timeout, or down time between games. If this was basketball game we would have a defined time frame where we are competing and we would know when the game was over and it was time to shake hands, and go home. In politics, it's hard to know when to do that. The main thing to remember is if you have died in the wool convictions you know when it is the right time and when it isnt. Timing is everything!!

the plain blunt guy top five presidential candidates as of 5-6-07
1.Duncan Hunter {what a surprise} 2. Tom Tancredo 3. John Cox {why wasnt he on the panel thursday night?} 4.Mike Huckabee 5. Mitt Rommney

-Tim Grover, the plain blunt guy