Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Friday, March 20, 2009

Kevin McCarthy’s Night Court

Many times leaders prophetic, they have an uncanny ability to see into the future. Iowa has its own prophetic leader, Democrat Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy.

You see, last fall Leader McCarthy was so concerned about the safety of people at the State Capitol he alerted the Des Moines Register by giving them every speeding ticket and misdemeanor committed by various Republicans seeking office.

Read More Here.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

I’m with Chet, Bring on the Sponsors!

I know a lot of Republicans want to make hay over Culver wanting to sell sponsorships to cover the cost of Obama’s Health Care forum. I say, have at it. Why should my tax dollars be used to pay for what is basically going to end up being a Democrat rally for socialized medicine?

In fact, I’m so supportive of Culver’s sponsorship idea; I’m going to offer a few more suggestions.

Friday, March 13, 2009

The Iowa Flood Center: Pure Iowa Pork

I’m glad to see I’m not the only one who thinks the Rebuild Iowa bill really doesn’t help much. The good folks at Hawkeye Review had a sobering post about the state’s poor response to help get small businesses back on their feet. Also, Russ from Winterset deserves the krustacean of the week award. Russ had my back when I called the 1.3 million dollars for an Iowa Flood Center, a scam. Read More Here.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009


My liberal friends over at Bleeding Heartland are trying to predict what Iowa’s congressional map is going to look like for the 2012 campaigns. Before I totally destroy their proposal, I would like to point out that this usually takes a lot of time and effort to do. Krusty Kudos to them. Now let’s compare their map, continue reading here.

Monday, March 9, 2009

An Open Letter to Bob Vander Plaats

Dear Bob,

Since you announced you candidacy for Governor on January 26th, I’ve probably been one of your loudest critics. I understand your stance of not responding to “anonymous bloggers.” It would be the same stance I would take if I was in your position. Yet, you did somewhat respond to my criticism when you were on with Steve Deace this past Friday afternoon. After listening to you and reading some emails that I have received from those involved with your campaign, I think that maybe I need to do a better job of letting you know why I do what I do.

To read the rest of my letter to Bob, Click here.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Distractions? Or Are Democrats Really This Stupid?

I don’t really know what to make of House Democrats filing two Labor Union bills yesterday. One of the bills, HF 530 would allow union workers to choose their own doctor if they get injured on the job. The other is the most contentious bill they could file, HF 555. HF 555 requires non union members to pay union dues. Talk about un-American.

Read the rest here.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Linn County Residents Raise Their Taxes

Am I the only one who thinks that the residents of Linn County voting for a tax increase to help pay for the rebuilding effort after last year’s flood is a clear indication that their government has failed them? I’m sure that some people will argue with me and say that there was no serious opposition to local option sales tax initiative, but I don’t think the people really had an option. They need to rebuild their city.

To read the rest of the story please click here

Tuesday, March 3, 2009


I’m packing things up today for the move, but have a couple of things to discuss.

State Treasurer Mike Fitzgerald sucks at being the custodian of the IPERS fund.

The Des Moines Register has a story today that says that State Treasurer Mike Fitzgerald missed the red flags leading to IPERS losing $339 million dollars. The Register just forgets to mention Fitzgerald in the story. Fitz is up for reelection in 2010.

People should be outraged about this, especially state employees and retirees who’s money Fitzgerald has lost. Republican’s should be using this story to find a competent candidate to run against Fitzgerald in 2010. If you want to know why I think republican’s can do well in Iowa in 2010 consider the following:

Governor Chet Culver and the Democrat Legislature:
Increased Spending by a Billion Dollars, Mismanaged the Flood Recovery, Raised Taxes, Forced Local Governments to Raise Taxes, and will have budget problems for the foreseeable future. Oh, and they can’t pass one significant piece of union legislation…

State Treasurer Mike Fitzgerald: Lost $339 million dollars of current and former state worker retirement funds. If he was in the private sector he would be out of a job today. Since he’s an elected official he will probably get reelected by a wide margin.

Secretary of State Mike Mauro:
While it’s not in the news, there was rampant voter fraud in the 2008 elections. As these matters get investigated and come to light, Mauro could be damaged.

Tim Albrecht’s launched last night. Iowa now has its own version of the Drudge Report. So I wonder, instead of having the famous Drudge siren, will the Bean Walker use something like this:

I mean if you want to keep with the ag theme it seems appropriate.

If you are like me and are not up to date on the term “walking beans” the ever helpful Kay Henderson gives us a history lesson. Maybe it’s the part of the state I’m from but I only knew of detasseling corn.

See you tomorrow at!

Monday, March 2, 2009

I’m out of here!

This past Thursday was the 3rd anniversary of Krusty Konservative. Usually I make a big deal out of such things and toss around some of my stats. As I’ve said on past occasions, I’m always amazed at the number of people who read this blog and participate in the comment section. Your participation has meant a lot to me over the years and has kept me going.

As we enter year three, you will notice a significant change, as I will no longer be blogging on this site. As some of may have noticed, I’ve experienced a number of difficulties with blogger in the last few months. While blogger has been a great free service, it’s time to find a better home for Krusty.

Starting on Wednesday, my new home will be on What? You thought I was hanging it up again? Never, I’m having too much fun.

While the technical problems with blogger were annoying, I also was interested to find a venue that could increase the viewership of my daily column. It is my belief that will provide me with just that.

I’m also told that some other Iowa blogs will be making the move along with me. I do not know the details on who else will be blogging at but I think its great idea to bring various conservative blogs together under the same roof. While I can’t announce the other blogs, I was able to take a screen shot when I was allowed on the site to take a look around.

The Iowa conservative blogosphere is going through some drastic changes. Later today Tim Albrecht’s will take root. I’m told that Bean Walker is a news aggregator, kind of like a state specific version of the Drudge Report.

Coming on Wednesday is Craig Robinson’s, a conservative version of the Huffington Post that will focus on Iowa Politics. Robinson’s site will contain political news content, blogs like Krusty, and opinion and editorials from various Republican leaders.

One of the things I’m most excited about on the new site is the message board. I love the interaction we have on Krusty, but sometimes it gets out of hand. I think the message board will be a great place to interact with other people across the state.

These are exciting times for the Iowa Blogosphere. I look forward to blogging with my fellow Komrades. And if you’re a blogger and are interested in joining me at, shoot me an email and I’ll hook you up with Craig.

My email will remain