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Top Ten Reasons Why I Won’t Vote for Monica Vernon for Congress


It’s no secret that I am not a fan of Monica Vernon.  I have many  reasons I will not vote for Monica Vernon.  Here are my top ten:

1.  Monica Vernon blocked me on Facebook.  When I asked her why she told me that I was “too negative” and then added that I was the only person she has blocked.   If Monica can’t handle my commentary on local matters how will she treat people when it comes to state/national issues?  Will she just ignore the people in her district when she doesn’t agree with them?   Will she block you, your parents, or other lawmakers?  Her skin is not  thick enough for the position.
2.  Monica Vernon lied to Cedar Rapids citizens when she advocated for the Local Option Sales Tax. She told the Gazette that “It’s all for housing” and the Gazette later clarified that “90% of the revenue from the sales tax–expected to generate about $18 million a year for the city for five and one-quarter years should voters approved the tax on Tuesday–will be used for the buyout, rehabilitation and relocation of flood damaged housing”  (Gazette Thursday, February 26, 2009). That did not happen.  Instead, historical homes were demolished and people had to wait for the city to get money from the state before they were paid. This while the city made grand plans for a new library, fire station, public works building, and much more.
3.  Monica Vernon does not care about working class people. The neighborhoods full of flood recovery my assworking class people were demolished. Many of the people who lived in these neighborhoods wanted to rebuild but they were told no or denied the same funding other people got because of where they were located.  Monica was on the council when all these decisions were made. She never stood up for anyone whose property rights were violated.  Monica never made any effort to save anything on the west bank. Nor did she fight for the working class people when it came to buyouts. Houses were torn down before the homeowners were compensated and they weren’t compensated with the LOST money. Furthermore, Monica told me that the Local Option Sales Tax Oversight Committee (a committee I was a member of for one year) in an email that it was set up without authority on purpose!When we set up the committee it was set up to express concerns and caution the council but with no authority.”  “That was by design.” Monica Vernon

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4.  Monica Vernon doesn’t care about the Constitution. While in office Monica supported unconstitutional ordinances that has gotten the city sued not once but twice.
5.  Monica Vernon only became a Democrat when she wanted to gain the votes of the union members. Before that she was a Republican.
6.  Monica Vernon’s commercials make her sound like a single mom who knows the struggles. She claims she worked hard from her kitchen table to build a business. She fails to mention that her husband is a successful lawyer and that she is in the banking business. http://thegazette.com/2009/12/23/central-city-bank-sold-to-local-investors/
7.  Monica Vernon does not have the courage to take on the “Tea Party gridlock” as she claims in one of her commercials. She doesn’t go to “Tea Party” meetings nor does she try to communicate with anyone that I know of in our local “Tea Party” movement. She will not represent the constitutional conservatives of District 1.
8.  Monica Vernon has done nothing for troubled young people in Cedar Rapids. Since the beginning of 2014 seven people have been murdered in Cedar Rapids. Two of the killers have only been caught because they turned their guns on themselves. Young people have no affordable healthy outlets that I know of in Cedar Rapids.  She claims in one of her commercials that “we need to stand up for what’s right, together” but she hasn’t stood up for what’s right on so many instances I can’t believe a word she says!
9.  Monica Vernon does not clearly understand the meaning of “conflict of interest”. board of adjustmentsMonica voted in favor of  her husbands position on the Board of Adjustments.  The Board of Adjustment is where one goes to get zoning changes and variances.  I question most of the decisions she has made through the years.
10. Monica Vernon supported giving millionaires tax breaks through TIFs (Tax Increment Financing) therefore competing with local business owners. She has also voted to give hundreds of properties away to these same millionaires. Go to: Get The Facts CR for more information.

Monica Vernon is bad for Cedar Rapids and she would be a disaster for Iowa. While we go through these primaries I hope that people do their homework and look into all the candidates on the ticket and chose anyone but Monica Vernon.

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JUST SAY NO TO REGURGITATING POLITICIANS IN IOWA


Vote 2014: Culver Eyeing Rematch with Branstad

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Boone, IA National Guard Co. B 248th Homecoming, Boone, IA DMACC Campus. Iowa Governor, the Honorable Chet Culver welcoming home the troops. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – Ready for a rematch? Former Iowa Gov. Chet Culver is considering another run for the state’s top office, challenging Republican Gov. Terry Branstad in 2014. “I’m certainly keeping my options open,” the one-term Democrat said recently.  Some Iowa Republicans were quick to express doubt the former high school teacher will run in 2014, but Branstad spokesman Tim Albrecht said the possibility is one “we take very seriously.”
Culver, 46, believes he had a great record of accomplishment from 2007-11 and is receiving encouragement to run again.  “Quite a bit, actually,” said Culver, who now leads The Culver Group that provides strategic consulting to public and private sector entities, primarily on renewable energy issues.
“At the supermarket, people come up to me and tell me I should run again,” he said. “I’m encouraged by the level of support from Democrats, generally.” He’ll begin actively exploring a 2014 run in the next few months, Culver said. “I’m not going to rush it but I’ll continue to have conversations with supporters and friends,” he said. Candidates have until March 14, 2014, to put their names on the primary election ballot.  Longtime GOP activist and Branstad associate Doug Gross calls a rematch unlikely.  “Branstad would win with a bigger margin,” the Des Moines attorney said. “Iowans would just compare the state of the state with Culver and then Branstad. Case closed.”  “Gov. Culver’s years of deficit spending and higher unemployment versus Gov. Branstad’s consistent balancing of Iowa’s budget, coupled with Iowa’s lowest unemployment rate in four years, is a rigorous debate that would give Iowans a clear choice,” Albrecht said.  It would be a clear choice, said Culver, who believes he had a great record to run on in 2010, but was hurt by the national economy.  “We got through some difficult times,” he said. That includes state assistance to Cedar Rapids, Iowa City, Coralville and many other Eastern Iowa communities damaged by flooding in 2008.”

He’ll remind Iowans that during the Culver administration the minimum wage was increased, smoking was banned in nearly all workplaces, preschool opportunities were expanded and more children received health care coverage. And former Gov. Tom Vilsack and his wife Christie Vilsack, who was an unsuccessful congressional candidate this year, also are mentioned as possible candidates.  Culver’s not afraid of mixing it up with other Democrats in a primary. Culver won primaries when he ran for his first of two terms as Secretary of State and to get the party’s nomination for governor.  “As long as I work hard and take my message to the people I can be successful,” Culver said.  Neither is he concerned that one unsuccessful race will disqualify him in the minds of Iowa Democratic voters.
“No one has had that conversation with me,” he said.

Branstad open to running for re-election

Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad suggested he was open to running for re-election in 2014 at his birthday fundraiser on Saturday.  Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2012/11/19/branstad-open-to-running-for-re-election/#ixzz2GAeyoOzb

Gov’s Branstad & Brownback want to sell Iowa assets to China.

my 2 centsFirst of all, I heard Culver was considering a run and I had nightmares all night about it! Secondly, my aunt, a lifelong democrat, voted for Branstad over Culver, and she MET Culver!!  He could not beat  Branstad  in a rematch! As much as people dislike Branstad they dislike Culver even more! Finally, do you really want to keep a man who is selling Iowa’s assets to China?  How about neither of them run! They’ve had their chance to make things right in Iowa but neither one of them 3854_pphave! It is time for Iowa to find a new governor.  Someone who didn’t grow up with a silver spoon in their mouth in Washington D.C..  Someone who won’t let Iowan’s youth to go to jail for things that their own child has been caught doing (marijuana).  Terry Branstad has a vendetta against felons, even though his own son,  should be a felon himself after killing a couple while driving.  Both parties need to find new candidates!  I nominate Greg Hughes! Greg Hughes understands the problems we have in the States Capitol and we have a lot of them! Our Supreme Court is despicable! Greg Hughes will put people before politics, profit, and pollution, unlike Culver and Branstad!


If Ron Paul doesn’t get the nomination ~ Plan B ~ Gary Johnson For the Cause of Liberty


Finally some answers and a voice of reason! I think that Ron Paul took these questions with ease and that there is no other candidate who gets grilled like the doctor. I love how he tiptoes all over the presidential nomination. Don’t want to jinx it you know! Just if we are betrayed by Ron Paul and he endorses Mitt Romney I want to make certain I have studied all the candidates before I vote.

If Ron Paul does get the nomination will Gary Johnson drop his bid for president? Wouldn’t that greatly improve the republican’s chances to beat Obama in November? I think it would. At this point there is a fine line between being republican and libertarian. I’ve seen these parties work in harmony with each other and good things can come from it but I just don’t see Romney beating Obama without them.

We already know that neither Mitt or Obama are interested in the cause of liberty and that they were both bought and paid for by special interests who don’t have our best interests at heart.

Time for a crash course on Gary Johnson. It’s never good to put all your eggs into one basket anyway.
I read this article and did a quiz from the article and found that I agree with Gary Johnson on 95% of the issues that are important to me.

I am an avid Ron Paul supporter and found that I agree with him on 89% of the issues important to me.

The way I see it is Gary Johnson is more likely to change the cabinet than Romney. I could see Gary giving Ron Paul a cabinet position of his choice. I would rather vote for anyone other than the lesser of the two evils! Gary Johnson being blacked out by the media and tirelessly doing Youtube interviews with hundreds of people across the country is impressive to me. He isn’t waging $10,000 bets on national television and he is engaged to be married so he doesn’t have a wife driving a Cadillac who’s never worked a day in her life.

As an average American who does use the internet and social media as a tool to gather my information I feel that in order to move towards the cause of liberty that we must be willing to work with others to ensure the strongest possibility of getting this done before another hundred years goes by. Independent voters must unite and decide- do we want another four years of bickering party politics or do we want a radical change?


The Presidential Race is Rigged with RUMney


After working for the last year to get the presidential candidate who most appealed to me on the Republican Ticket I have come to realize that my efforts are futile. The Republican Party does not want to “grow the party” nor do they want to attract the youth vote. There is no grassroots support for Romney on the ground and certainly no enthusiasm. Romney doesn’t give us anything but what we already got.

I have been voting for twenty years on establishment candidates and now see that my votes were nothing but a facade, a silly game and I really thought that somehow I made a difference. Boy was I wrong.

I have told many people that they can’t complain if they don’t vote but I am changing my mind on that! I refuse to compromise my principles to vote for the lesser of two evils and if others would do the same we could have changed the direction our country is going long ago. It’s too late for that though.

I wanted my kids to have a good future but there is no way that the “powers that be” will allow that. This was made clear last night and continues to be pumped out on the television set all day. If more people unplugged the television and got involved we would have less corruption but I think people are tired. I know I am.

Once this election is over and Obama wins instead of complaining at people who don’t vote I am going to start complaining to people who do. All it does is encourage corruption and I am not going to ever be exploited again.

I hope Ron Paul does takes the nomination but the LAME media and the Republican National Committee has already handed the ticket to Romney. See, Romney won’t win and nothing Ron Paul could say would get me to vote for him.

What do I hope for out of this? I hope that it’s exposed and that people understand they are being lied to. See, we picked Ron Paul but we were told we had to support Romney. That’s not how I understood the game to be played! Then again, we are dealing with Mitt Romney, once a bully always a bully.


Take Back Iowa Tour


Press Release
May 9, 2012
Contact: Jonathan R. Narcisse
Ph: 515-770 – 1218
Email: Jon_Narcisse@yahoo.com
Face Book: Jonathan R. Narcisse

On Saturday , May 12, 2012, the “Take Back Iowa Tour” will be in Linn County (Cedar Rapids) at 10:00 a.m. at the Historic Matyk Building located at 1029 -3rd Street SE in Cedar Rapids.

The “ Take Back Iowa Tour” was launched o n April 27th with former gubernatorial candidate Jonathan Narcisse appearing on the Jan Mickelson Show (: http://mickelson.libsyn.com/ . ) on WHO 1040 AM in Des Moines before making stops that weekend in Jefferson County , Keokuk County , and Mahaska County. Narcisse was also on Devine Intervention hosted by Michael Devine on AM 1400 KVFD in Fort Dodge.

Take Back Iowa Tour Objectives

The “Take Back Iowa Tour” concludes year three of the six year “An Iowa Worth Fighting For” campaign launched in August of 2009 and will hold meetings in all 99 counties.

The “Tour” has three main objectives:

1. Introduce a 2013 – 14 Legislative Package focused on core fiscal, structural and accountability concerns;

2. Recruit and name “Take Back Iowa” chairs in all 99 counties and, train and develop leadership squads in each county, and, where possible, the precinct level;

3. Recruit and support candidates for 2013 non-partisan elected office; recruit and support individuals willing to serve on local boards and commissions; and, recruit and train Iowans willing to seek various leadership positions emerging from participation in the 2014 Republican Caucus and the 2014 Democratic Caucus.

“In August 2009 we introduced An Iowa Worth Fighting For” as the first step in a six year phase I plan. This 21st Century Governance Agenda was well met and received outstanding bi -partisan support,” stated the agenda’s author Jonathan R. Narcisse, who was completing his term on the Des Moines School Board.

“The next step was to establish support in a ll 99 counties. If we are going to take back our state
it must happen at the grassroots level. Iowans are an amazing people. They will do the right
things to fix our state if leadership asks it of them. But leadership hasn’t, unfortunately. Instead leaders of both parties have been more focused on meeting the demands of their contributors and enriching their cronies than fixing Iowa,” stated Narcisse.

“To build support in all 99 counties I ran for governor. I didn’t win but that’s okay. I didn’t expect to. Our main objective was accomplished – we received support in all 99 counties and 97% of Iowa’s precincts – 1720 out of 1774. That’s very, very encouraging,” stated Narcisse. “Now it is time for us to build upon that success and create organizations at the county level and identify county, ward and precinct leadership committed to taking back our state. Since the April 27th launch we’ve identified chairs for 19 counties and hope to secure leaders for more counties on Saturday ” stated Narcisse.

“It is no longer enough to be frustrated. We need solutions. We need a plan. And we have both. This is very exciting. We didn’t get into th is mess overnight and we won’t get out of it overnight but having met Iowans in all 99 counties I know we’re going to get this done both for our state and our childr en’s sake,” concluded Narcisse.


Hey GOP Paul didn’t Steal Anything he Earned his Delegates!