Idiots Out Walking Around -IV

It would appear that Iowa’s Republican-led legislature is dead-set on turning this state into the laughing stock that most other Republican-led states are. Some achievements, in no particular order:

Representative Carter Nordman
I am extremely proud that Governor Kim Reynolds signed HF 847 last night that included my Pledge of Allegiance in schools bill. Starting next school year, all public schools will begin leading their students in the pledge each day! 🇺🇸 🇺🇸 🇺🇸

https://old.reddit.com/r/Iowa/comments/olqkq7/reminder_you_dont_have_to_participate_in_the/h5gu7ux/

Why Iowa has only given out 2% of $195 million rent aid — and won’t apply for more federal funds

Iowa Finance Authority Director Debi Durham says she takes full responsibility ->5 secs later “I would tell you the majority of it is not our fault,” Durham said.

https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/politics/2021/06/24/kim-reynolds-send-iowa-state-patrol-troopers-us-mexico-southern-border-crisis-biden-immigration/7777946002/
https://siouxcityjournal.com/news/state-and-regional/iowa-officials-mostly-mum-on-plans-to-send-troopers-to-border/article_5950487b-e356-551e-855d-340114e21069.html
Several Republican governors, including Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds, announced they would sent troopers from their states to help protect the border — noting the “rise in drugs, human trafficking and violent crime has become unsustainable.” But Iowa officials will answer few questions beyond that about the deployment. -->

Governor blasts ‘wokeness’
https://www.radioiowa.com/2021/07/16/governor-reynolds-blasts-wokeness-of-biden-administration/

https://www.iowapublicradio.org/state-government-news/2021-07-26/state-democrats-call-on-gov-reynolds-to-fill-state-board-of-health-vacancies

Iowa lawmakers are talking about adding possible legislation to an already planned special session to stop private businesses requiring employees to get COVID-19 vaccines.
https://www.kcci.com/article/iowa-republicans-discussing-legislation-to-stop-companies-from-requiring-covid-19vaccines/37142966

https://www.kcci.com/article/governor-kim-reynolds-provides-update-on-iowa-state-patrol-troopers-deployed-to-us-border/37155372
https://www.cato.org/immigration-research-policy-brief/criminal-immigrants-texas-2019

https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/politics/2021/07/27/iowa-gov-kim-reynolds-criticizes-new-cdc-covid-19-indoor-mask-guidance-vaccinated/5387502001/

https://iowacapitaldispatch.com/2021/08/09/the-reynolds-administration-is-the-least-transparent-in-30-years/

https://www.iowapublicradio.org/ipr-news/2021-08-18/university-faculty-call-for-mask-vaccine-mandates-ahead-of-fall-semester
https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/education/k-12/2021/08/20/university-iowa-will-not-require-masks-after-iowa-city-mandate-issued/8209079002/

https://www.kcci.com/article/doug-jensen-capitol-riot-return-to-jail/37360489

https://old.reddit.com/r/desmoines/comments/patc67/ankenys_mysterious_antimask_mailers_bullies/
https://old.reddit.com/r/desmoines/comments/pamxf4/sent_to_an_ankeny_school_board_member_story/
https://www.axios.com/ankeny-school-board-anti-mask-vaccine-mail-7d1e14d0-d213-4a2c-aa4d-265ad45048a7.html
https://old.reddit.com/r/Iowa/comments/p7j883/this_morning_we_were_reminded_in_an_assembly_for/

https://old.reddit.com/r/Iowa/comments/peu0r3/kim_reynolds_with_ankeny_school_board_candidate/

https://old.reddit.com/r/Iowa/comments/ph9cdl/marshalltown_er_doctor_there_are_no_icus_in_the/

https://old.reddit.com/r/Iowa/comments/ph4oel/covid_in_schools_is_this_really_how_its_supposed/

https://old.reddit.com/r/Iowa/comments/pg5v24/the_iowa_border_according_to_kim_reynolds/

https://old.reddit.com/r/desmoines/comments/pbstix/covid_in_schools_here_we_go_btw_the be_poster_noted/

https://www.kcrg.com/2021/09/10/iowa-sheriff-says-he-will-not-mandate-covid-19-vaccine-employees/

https://mobile.twitter.com/iastartingline/status/1440486539595632640
https://old.reddit.com/r/Iowa/comments/ps5u1i/this_state_is_a_fucking_joke/hdoc2v7/

https://www.kcci.com/article/kim-reynolds-joe-biden-legal-action-vaccine-mandate/38029274

https://www.kwwl.com/news/top-stories/gov-reynolds-hopes-to-push-unemployed-iowans-to-work-with-new-rules/article_39ddfa83-f112-5e03-8766-fb856a25ccf6.html

https://reddit.com/r/Iowa/comments/qeiona/iowa_drops_from_6_in_to_24_in_p12_education_in_4/
https://www.iowapublicradio.org/state-government-news/2021-10-28/iowa-legislature-passes-a-bill-to-expand-covid-19-vaccine-exemptions-for-workers

https://www.thegazette.com/employment/iowa-workforce-shortage-persists-months-after-state-ended-extra-jobless-aid/
But since those states stopped the extra aid, the workforce shortage remains. Workforces in the 25 states that maintained the extra federal benefits until the program expired in September have seen better workforce growth than the states that ended the extra benefits early, according to an analysis of state-by-state data by the Associated Press.
“Policymakers were pinning too many hopes on ending unemployment insurance as a labor market boost,” Fiona Greig, managing director of the JPMorgan Chase Institute, which used bank account data to study the issue, told the AP. “The work disincentive effects were clearly small.”
In Iowa, Gov. Kim Reynolds cut off the extra benefits effective June 12.
“Now that our businesses and schools have reopened, these payments are discouraging people from returning to work,” she said at the time.

https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/2021/11/30/covid-19-iowa-hospitals-no-longer-tracking-home-county-patients/8814638002/

The department is trying to ease hospital reporting requirements because Iowa hospitals are facing staffing shortages, she said.

Dr. Megan Srinivas, an Iowa-based infectious disease physician and public health researcher, expressed concern about the policy change because it hampers local public health efforts and reduces transparency for the general public.

“Home county is a key factor in tracking outbreaks and enabling appropriate public health mitigation in a timely manner,” she said.


https://twitter.com/jetsjets/status/1479453754969640964/photo/1

So the voters can’t be trusted, the poll workers can’t be trusted the voting machines can’t be trusted, the media can’t be trusted, Bill Barr can’t be trusted, the guy who was in charge of election security can’t be trusted, the appellate courts can’t be trusted, and the Supreme Court can’t be trusted.

But Donald Trump can be trusted.

Roll that around in your head for about 3 minutes and realize how incredibly mind-bogglingly stupid that sounds.

https://iowastartingline.com/2021/11/29/the-problem-with-jake-chapmans-obscenity-claim/


https://iowastartingline.com/2022/01/11/business-reynolds-highlighted-closed-for-covid/

“Unlike so many states, Iowa’s economy stayed open, and so did Grace on Main,” Reynolds said tonight.

The Shelby County pizza place, however, is closed for the time being.

“Michael is still recovering from COVID,” read the restaurant’s update.

https://old.reddit.com/r/Iowa/comments/s31g9b/iowa_if_you_enjoy_being_the_laughing_stock_of_the/

https://www.kcci.com/article/iowa-governor-kim-reynolds-push-to-use-state-funds-for-private-school-scholarships/38751397

https://apnews.com/article/coronavirus-pandemic-business-health-iowa-legislature-4568e82e95b9528929af7472cbbdb5ff

https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2022/02/iowa-republican-introduces-bill-to-put-cameras-in-every-public-school-classroom/

https://www.bleedingheartland.com/2022/02/04/a-storms-coming-its-time-to-act/

https://old.reddit.com/r/desmoines/comments/sl9ay9/nbd_just_a_johnston_school_board_member_talking/

https://iowacapitaldispatch.com/briefs/bill-would-charge-teachers-administrators-with-serious-misdemeanor-for-obscene-content/

https://www.radioiowa.com/2022/05/25/senator-ernst-proposes-giving-border-wall-materials-to-states/

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https://espnsiouxfalls.com/sioux-city-bandits-to-giveaway-ar-15-gun-at-upcoming-game/
https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/sports/football/2022/06/01/sioux-city-bandits-indoor-football-iowa-ar-15-assault-rifle-raffle-giveaway/7476718001/
“Children die and to make it about a team in Sioux City, giving away an AR-15, to have some sort of connection to that is just absurd,” Bond said. “To make this a political opportunity for people who have an agenda is absurd.”

https://iowastartingline.com/2022/06/02/anger-on-gun-violence-boils-over-at-grassley-town-hall/

https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/education/2015/05/10/iowa-student-brain-drain/26999519/

https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/politics/2022/06/28/new-iowa-laws-start-july-1-unemployment-cuts-garbage-searches/7714093001/

https://twitter.com/ChrisGloninger/status/1548382916085817344

Regent warns ISU to allow free speech in the teaching of climate science
https://cedarrapidsgazette-ia.newsmemory.com/?publink=1b4c3695a_134855c

https://apnews.com/article/abortion-us-supreme-court-health-iowa-66b51456b20d4a294bd5b0547052a5e3

https://www.axios.com/local/des-moines/2022/10/04/iowa-brain-drain-cost-state-college-educated-adults?stream=top

https://iowacapitaldispatch.com/2022/10/12/iowa-to-dramatically-cut-back-on-restaurant-inspections/

Iowa research universities slip in U.S. News global rankings
https://www.thegazette.com/higher-education/iowa-research-universities-slip-in-u-s-news-global-rankings/

https://old.reddit.com/r/Iowa/comments/yhnn6q/dorman_oped_kim_reynolds_aces_a_course_in/iuesp0p/

https://nurse.org/articles/iowa-governor-kim-reynolds-nurses/

https://old.reddit.com/r/Iowa/comments/yriu1y/iowans_voted_for_incompetence_iowa_will_not/
https://iowacapitaldispatch.com/2022/11/09/iowa-will-not-receive-30-million-in-federal-aid-for-child-care/

https://old.reddit.com/r/Iowa/comments/ywga94/daycare_in_iowa/
https://old.reddit.com/r/Iowa/comments/ywga94/daycare_in_iowa/iwlupwv/
https://old.reddit.com/r/Iowa/comments/ywrvc6/iowa_gov_kim_reynolds_says_no_to_federal_child/

https://old.reddit.com/r/Iowa/comments/107t9o3/republican_iowa_legislative_leaders_support/
https://www.iowapublicradio.org/state-government-news/2023-01-09/whitver-grassley-say-they-support-private-school-scholarships-without-family-income-limits

Party of Small Government
https://old.reddit.com/r/Iowa/comments/109a0z6/iowa_legislature_proposes_outing_trans_kids_to/

Citing a ‘culture war,’ Senate panel advances bill to repeal gender-balance law
https://iowacapitaldispatch.com/2023/01/18/citing-a-culture-war-senate-panel-advances-bill-to-repeal-gender-balance-law/

Gadsden Plate
https://www.legis.iowa.gov/legislation/BillBook?ga=90&ba=SF 47

Christian Behaviour:
What are the real reasons for policies like the one we see in Iowa?
Research points to political ideology, perceptions of the poor as being undeserving, and a comfort with a paternalism, preferring intrusive bureaucracies to direct support.
https://twitter.com/donmoyn/status/1617521036811210752

A new Iowa bill would roll back child labor laws, allowing 14 to 17-year-olds to work in mining, meatpacking, demolition, operating guillotine shears, and other dangerous jobs. Under the business-backed bill, employers wouldn’t be civilly liable if kids are injured or killed.
https://twitter.com/moreperfectus/status/1622972009708912649
https://lyz.substack.com/p/marriage-is-not-a-replacement-for?r=actj0
https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/money/business/2023/02/06/key-points-of-bill-to-change-iowa-child-labor-law/69870761007/
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2023/feb/11/us-child-labor-laws-violations

https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2023/02/mike-pence-group-to-launch-ads-attacking-trans-children-in-iowa-ahead-of-primaries/

GOP lawmakers propose amending Iowa Constitution to ban gay marriage
https://cbs2iowa.com/news/local/gop-lawmakers-propose-amending-iowa-constitution-to-ban-gay-marriage

20 House Republicans Sign Bill To Ban Nearly All Abortion In Iowa
https://iowastartingline.com/2023/02/28/20-house-republicans-sign-bill-to-ban-nearly-all-abortion-in-iowa/

Both these were around the time Iowa Democrats introed a bill to legalize pot. There was a “both sides political theater” argument. Not the same. For obvious fucking reasons

We’re not talking about making sure Iowans have extensive and affordable healthcare. We’re not talking about water quality, CAFOs, loss of habitat for our wildlife. We’re not talking about making sure Iowa workers have paid leave, living wages, parental leave, adequate work-life balance. We’re not talking about affordable housing. We’re not talking about affordable higher education.
https://old.reddit.com/r/Iowa/comments/11hhx77/with_antilgbtq_laws_and_drag_show_bans_being/jatmxoz/

Ban on gender-affirming care for transgender minors heads to Reynolds’ desk
https://iowacapitaldispatch.com/2023/03/08/ban-on-gender-affirming-care-for-transgender-minors-heads-to-reynolds-desk/

62% of Iowans oppose Gov. Kim Reynolds’ private school scholarships law, Iowa Poll finds
https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/politics/iowa-poll/2023/03/19/iowa-poll-kim-reynolds-private-school-accounts-opposed-by-majority/69989541007/
https://old.reddit.com/r/Iowa/comments/11vjofa/62_of_iowans_oppose_gov_kim_reynolds_private/

‘I’m going to have to use the girls bathroom’: Transgender dads concerned about implications of ‘bathroom bill’
https://www.weareiowa.com/article/news/local/iowa-bathroom-bill-transgender-students-lgbtq-parents-controversy-impact-implications/524-78924d49-e001-4ba2-b076-87b2744eba80

Iowa’s corrupt governor ends her own illegal deal.
https://old.reddit.com/r/Iowa/comments/121ab7k/iowas_corrupt_governor_ends_her_own_illegal_deal/jdm2kdy/

“Iowa on the list: One in four college applicants avoids entire states for political reasons”
https://old.reddit.com/r/Iowa/comments/129ldum/iowa_on_the_list_one_in_four_college_applicants/
https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/3926811-one-in-four-college-applicants-avoids-entire-states-for-political-reasons/
https://www.artsci.com/studentpoll-volume-16-issue-1

Bring your guns to school. Why the fuck not?
https://old.reddit.com/r/Iowa/comments/12n45v6/bring_your_guns_to_school_house_vote_protest/

Rob Sand hobbled by the House
https://www.kcci.com/amp/article/iowa-house-approves-bill-that-would-place-restrictions-on-state-auditors-office/43662535#amp_tf=From %251%24s&aoh=16821196956338&csi=0&referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com
https://old.reddit.com/r/Iowa/comments/12unmdg/i_cant_believe_theyre_getting_away_with_this_rob/

Iowa legislature passes bill restricting state auditor’s access to records
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2023/04/27/iowa-state-legislator-auditor-republicans/

Iowa’s new private school scholarship program has ‘lack of oversight’, state auditor says
https://www.kcci.com/article/iowa-new-private-school-scholarship-program-has-lack-of-oversight-state-auditor-says/43981314

Our Governor on her Daddy’s Indictment
https://www.kwwl.com/news/politics/governor-reynolds-responds-to-trump-indictment/article_a431ea40-06ef-11ee-9381-6f80029b732e.html
https://preview.redd.it/asoz7ft2w15b1.jpg?auto=webp&v=enabled&s=3b17c4a0559a8e799369ffa49c641becfdfb2014

Gov. Kim Reynolds sent a letter this past week to President Joe Biden seeking federal help in dealing with the aftermath of the tragic apartment building collapse in Davenport.
And she didn’t refer to him as a “radical socialist” even once. The restraint is admirable.
https://www.thegazette.com/staff-columnists/iowa-lacks-the-capacity-in-so-many-ways/
https://old.reddit.com/r/Iowa/comments/146t8j3/always_fun_to_watch_kimmy_suck_the_govt_teat_when/

“Roast and Ride”
Pence later told the Roast and Ride crowd, "I rode, and I roasted.”
https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/politics/elections/2023/06/03/ernsts-roast-and-ride-draws-8-presidential-hopefuls-and-lots-of-pork/70285059007/

https://www.hrc.org/news/iowa-passed-law-prohibiting-hiv-education-school-curriculum

This County Chose an Election Denier, 9/11 Truther, and QAnon Conspiracist to Run Its Elections
https://www.vice.com/en/article/5d994q/this-county-chose-an-election-denier-911-truther-and-qanon-conspiracist-to-run-its-elections

Moms for Liberty
https://old.reddit.com/r/Iowa/comments/14gomuj/moms_for_liberty_the_group_kim_reynolds_is/
https://www.indystar.com/story/news/2023/06/21/moms-for-liberty-hamilton-county-indiana-quotes-hitler-in-newsletter/70344659007/

Yes, Iowa Republicans filed a bill to ban same-sex marriage. No, it’s not going anywhere.
https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/politics/2023/03/01/iowa-gay-marriage-ban-bill-introduced-republicans-wont-pass/69958038007/
One male and one female
https://www.legis.iowa.gov/legislation/BillBook?ba=HJR8&ga=90

Mark Rissi, Cedar Rapids, arrested for threats
https://arizona.votebeat.org/2023/8/29/23850868/mark-rissi-prison-sentence-arizona-election-worker-threats

US Dept. of Labor confirms Iowa’s new child labor law violates federal law
https://www.kcrg.com/2023/09/01/us-dept-labor-confirms-iowas-new-child-labor-law-violates-federal-law/

House Republicans vote to immediately ban guaranteed income programs in Iowa, before results from the first study are known
https://littlevillagemag.com/house-republicans-vote-to-end-ubi-study-early/

Sixteen attorneys general tell YouTube to stop ‘targeting pro-life messages’
https://iowacapitaldispatch.com/briefs/sixteen-attorneys-general-tell-youtube-to-stop-targeting-pro-life-messages/

Party of Principles Governor endorses rapist insurrection fomentor with 91 indictments.
https://twitter.com/KimReynoldsIA/status/1765501182812848379

Iowa House Democrats protest ‘Don’t Tread on Me’ license plate proposal
https://www.kcrg.com/2024/03/07/iowa-house-democrats-protest-dont-tread-me-license-plate-proposal/

Iowa legislator: I’d ban all plant-based meat products from Iowa if I could
https://iowastartingline.com/2024/03/06/iowa-legislator-id-ban-all-plant-based-meat-products-from-iowa-if-i-could/

Says woman whose office is currently in court trying to make it harder for non-English speakers to vote.
https://twitter.com/timothymnel/status/1737511715544146413?s=20

Water quality
https://www.thegazette.com/guest-columnists/iowas-leaders-have-failed-us-on-water-quality/

Get over shooting
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2024/jan/06/donald-trump-iowa-school-shooting
They had an SRO
https://www.raccoonvalleyradio.com/2022/12/26/perry-school-board-renews-contract-for-school-resource-officer/
Reddit thread
https://old.reddit.com/r/Iowa/comments/18yecpe/active_shooter_perry_high_school_dallas_county/

https://twitter.com/KimReynoldsIA/status/1754580301064409418

Iowa Republicans unveil latest plan to arm teachers with guns
https://iowastartingline.com/2024/02/07/iowa-republicans-unveil-latest-plan-to-arm-teachers-with-guns/

Iowa lawmakers advance bill to define ‘man’ and ‘woman’
https://www.kcrg.com/2024/02/06/house-education-committee-advances-bill-set-gender-definitions/

Proposed legislation would strip Iowa’s watershed management authorities of water quality efforts
https://www.thegazette.com/state-government/proposed-legislation-would-iowas-strip-watershed-management-authorities-of-water-quality-efforts/

Republicans are redefining the word ‘equal’ in an Iowa anti-trans bill
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2024/feb/08/iowa-anti-trans-bill-649

Senators rewrite bill to restrict research of meat substitutes
https://iowacapitaldispatch.com/briefs/senators-rewrite-bill-to-restrict-research-of-meat-substitutes/

Beyond voluntary: It’s time to get serious about clean water in Iowa
https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/opinion/columnists/iowa-view/2024/02/12/hold-factory-farming-accountable-for-polluting-iowa-water/72566782007/

Hog Poop from Iowa Is Polluting Your Water
https://www.outsideonline.com/culture/books-media/swine-republic-chris-jones-iowa-water-quality/

Iowa Republicans pass personhood bill that critics say could threaten IVF care
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/iowa-republicans-pass-personhood-bill-critics-say-threaten-ivf-care-rcna142458

Republican farmers in Iowa say they want Donald Trump as their U.S. president, buoyed by the historic sums of money his administration handed out to farms and despite his talk of trade wars that could tank already stifled U.S. agricultural exports.

https://www.reuters.com/world/us/iowa-farmers-want-trump-despite-talk-trade-wars-2024-01-11/?utm_source=reddit.com

An Iowa farm county seeks answers amid cancer rates 50% higher than national average
https://www.thenewlede.org/2024/05/an-iowa-farm-county-seeks-answers-amid-cancer-rates-50-higher-than-national-average/