During the Red State Trailblazer Town Hall, moderated by Laura Ingraham on Fox News on April 29, Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds (R) announced that she returned $95 million dollars in federal funds allocated to reopen schools safely.
The audience cheered when she stated that we’ve had our schools open all year, and that Biden must think “the COVID just started.”
“They sent additional funds to get our students black in classrooms,” she continued on.
That’s not a typo. She absolutely said that.
Reynolds presented having “our kids in school” as a success story. She failed to mention that she ordered…
The morning of my birthday in 2014, a pickup warrant dragged me across an abandoned dirt lot by my ankles. My subordinate was gaining on us. I starred her down until our eyes met. I nodded for her to let it go.
I felt scared, but not panicked. My adrenaline induced reaction was to escape, but I didn’t try. As long as both of his hands were on me; he wasn’t able to pull the trigger of his pistol. The goal was to protect the community, not myself.
Ground zero was on the other side of a 14-foot tall cinderblock…
On Friday morning, April 23rd, I woke to the inevitable. After months of positive case counts mounting in Iowa’s school system, children are dying. Based on projection models, it’s only the beginning.
To be sure I wasn’t misinterpreting the data or suffering the delusional effects of a conspiracy theory, I reached out to Sara Anne Willette with the Iowa COVID-19 Tracker project who confirmed my worst nightmare.
On August 4, 2020, Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds (R) ordered the state’s 327 school districts to open for a minimum of 50% in person classroom instruction. …
“Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.” — Benjamin Franklin
Chances are, only seven people will read this, but that’s okay because I’ll never reach my goal without executing actionable steps. My goal is to write, even if it’s not what people want to read.
I compromised. I included a flashy headline and image because it’s an expectation. If you feel mislead, I totally get it.
I’m not a fan of flashy headlines or imagines either, but what’s a girl to do? It’s the standard norm for internet publishing.
You probably clicked on the headline because…
“U.S. Senate Candidate Joni Ernst references the true meaning of Second Amendment and says she believes in the right to defend oneself from intruders or oppressive government.” — 2014 campaign.
For the past seven years, my daughter has struggled with substance abuse. She’s addicted to heroin and meth. After six months of inpatient rehabilitation treatment, she recently returned home.
She continues to struggle. Her mental health is declining. During the last five weeks, we’ve watched her transform into a shell of herself, regardless of taking part in an intensive outpatient treatment program and weekly one-on-one counseling sessions.
The pain she suffers is so immense, I can feel it. Two nights ago, I called her out on it. I can see the pattern, and it’s time for her to get help.
If you haven’t heard, 38-year-old U.S. Representative Matt Gaetz, a Republican from Florida, is under investigation for the possible underage sex trafficking of a 17-year-old girl who he took across state lines, and a slew of other sexual conduct related charges.
Gaetz inappropriately refers to the 17-year-old as a woman. If he continues to use the word “woman,” people will indirectly forget that by law and morally, she was a child when the alleged offense occurred.
The most notable thing about this event?
It made claims of sexual harassment against New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) disappear from media headlines…
I have a family member (we’ll call him Bob) who is an outrageous conspiracy theorist and bully. We’ve been in one another’s lives for nearly three decades. During this time, he’s been irrationally stockpiling and prepping for the end of the world.
His stories never end, and I’ve heard them all. The September 11 attacks were an inside government job. Former president, Barack Obama, isn’t black or mixed race. He’s Muslim and planted in The White House to take over the world.
He genuinely believes that Nicholas Kristof is a spy for North Korea and refuses to rule out the…
I’m a woman of action, and incapable of doing nothing while others are suffering. I’ve repeatedly proven this to myself throughout adulthood by joining the Army, earning a degree in Advanced Behavioral Science and investing almost two decades of fieldwork in violence prevention.
Battered by defeat, I forced myself to accept that the world doesn’t want to be saved and threw in the towel.
I grew tired of fighting, but I’m riddled with anxiety sitting here on the sidelines. It’s a moral instinct I can’t shake, regardless of promising myself that I’d learn to let it go. …
Our liberties we prize and our rights we will maintain. — State of Iowa
Across the pond, through the study window, I see an American Flag at half staff rustling in the wind. It’s been at half staff since November 7, 2020, the day the U. S. declared President Biden victorious in the election. I try not to look at it, but it’s all I can see. I watched as the family — three generations — lower it together.
Upstairs, the view from my bedroom window stretches out into the distance where a screaming red Chinese Flag hangs from a…
Behavioral Science ed/ reporter in Eastern Iowa. Informed and opinionated. My hobbies include petting cats, research and farming.