Backstage at the Lincoln Assassination--Thomas Bogar.  What happened to those guys anyway?  Des Moines steals the tax refunds of people who fail to pay their gotcha cam fines. The tax guy says if scoff-laws won't pay, then taxpayers will have to raise the difference.  Then,  Jim Glassman says let's build an economy and stop saying "No" so much.

Direct download: mickelson-2014-04-30.mp3
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Iowa racism?  Jonathan Narcisse ruminates.   Then,  and Iowa Ice Trucker, Jeff Parkis talks about driving on the ice highways in the tundras of Alaska.  Plus the racism of  Donald Sterling has wrinkles not being discussed.

Direct download: mickelson-2014-04-29.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:08pm CST

Pardon the Disruption: the future you Never saw ComingClayton Rawlings says technology will soon be able to extract "truth",  and nothing but the truth  from people accused of crime.  Then,  why government needs to have some influence on marriage.  Not a bunch,  but some.

Direct download: mickelson-2014-04-28_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:44pm CST

People are always asking me for recommended reading lists.     Ok.   These are my Seven for Summer. 


1. “The Making of America” by  Cleon Skousen.       This is my “smart book.”   It matches Madison’s notes taken during the Constitutional Convention with the final product.  If you wish to know of their original intent,  this is your first stop.

2. “Defending the Declaration: How the Bible and Christianity Influenced the Writing of the Declaration of Independence” by Gary Amos.      It’s the how and why the DOI is part of the organic law of the USA,  a treasure trove of ammo.

3. “When in the Course of Human Events: Arguing the Case for Southern Secession” by  Charles Adams.   If the mere reading of the subtitle of this book makes you feel queasy, then, you’ve been worked over and for you, this book will be an eye-opening elixir.   As usual, it’s “follow the money”. 

4. “A Disease in the Public Mind: a new understanding of why we fought the Civil War” by  Thomas Fleming.    This is a cautionary history and a warning against today’s mindless political invective which infects our culture 24/7.  The din amongst our chattering class, social media, our culture’s cultural troll factory, makes this generation’s civil discourse almost impossible.   A similar “disease” then,  took us from trash talk to real bullets.

5. “The Politics of Guilt and Pity” by Rousas J. Rushdoony.    He wrote,  “…the human race, in apostasy from God, is deeply involved in a rebellious claim to autonomy and in the guilt which follows that claim.”    The tactics of the welfare state are laid bare, and made silly.    

6. “The Christian Prince: Putting ‘Civil’ Back into Civil Government”,  by Buddy Hanson.   This is a vigorous antidote to both Machiavelli and Alinsky.   The old truism,  “…you can’t beat something with nothing…”  is answered with vigor.

7. “From Tyndale to Madison: How the Death of an English Martyr Led to the American Bill of Rights”  by Michael Farris.    Just chasing the footnotes of this rich and inspiring history should keep you busy for a long time.

 

 

 

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Matt Schultz,  Iowa  Secretary of State, explaining some hiring and firing controversy.  Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers are coming to  Paton, Iowa. Saturday.  Plus lotsa tricky issues.

Direct download: mickelson-2014-04-25.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:58pm CST

James Graham writes about the Kennedy's affection for sailing, Victura.  Sunday book signing at Beaverdale Books at 2pm.  Tie softball games, outrageous.  Then a scam phone call from the IRS.   A man runs down a bald eagle with his boat.  And an Iowa cop, shooting instructor shoot himself.  And PETA wants to build a 10 foot tall memorial for turkeys killed in a truck accident.  

Direct download: mickelson-2014-04-24.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:09pm CST

 The US Senate Family Forum is coming up April 25th.  Bob Vander Platts.  The Chinese are stealing from Iowa seed companies.  A big legal yawn?  Steve King has earned Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg's ire.  What's up with that?  And we have to pay the money losing business of dog racing to go away.  

Direct download: mickelson-2014-04-23.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:26pm CST

General James Jones wants the political class to move on the Keystone XL Pipeline.   Now!   Dr. Lee Hieb follows up on a listener question.  Then, Rev. Mike Demastus (alias Debbie Downer) offers second thoughts on the "Heaven is For Real" book and movies.  Iowans are really into it.

Direct download: mickelson-2014-04-22.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:06pm CST

Elaine Marie Cooper is a great story teller...Fields of the Fatherless.  Simon Estes had a great speech at the Annual Iowa Prayer Breakfast.  He had a great message of forgiveness and love. Then, Diane Kautsky, Woodard Hearing has an upcoming expo...April 30th,  keeping what ya got.

Direct download: mickelson-2014-04-21.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:30pm CST

 Dr. Lee Hieb is running for Iowa Governor as a Libertarian.  Great conversation.  Dr. Gary Pusillo is an Iowa Forensic Pathologist who is explaining the PED pig loss.  Hugh.  Then, John Stewart is an apologist who explains the truth of Easter.

Direct download: mickelson-2014-04-18.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:54pm CST

Another crack at the dyslexia and autism issue...Judy Hintz has more insight.  Bloomberg is on the fast track to heaven...what does that mean for the rest of us?  James Rickards reports on The Death of Money.  What happens if the US Dollar loses its reserve currency status?  Rep. Kevin Koester takes the "hush" out of the money.  Politics and Money.

Direct download: mickelson-2014-04-17.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:29pm CST

Ken Blackwell says we have to fix Fannie and Freddie.   Joel Kurtinitis says a couple of candidates bailed on the Grandview US Senate forum for no good reason.  Danny Carroll is trying to calm the waters.  And it's illegal in Iowa under 14 to fire handguns.   Parents are wonder why they can't while under their supervision.

Direct download: mickelson-2014-04-16.mp3
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Iowans talk about the DNR making an ash of a guy's collectible Pontiac convertible.  And how to avoid crating a flat spot on infant's heads.  And a reconsideration of the Nevada's BLM cattle rustlers or freeloader ranchers, depending upon your ideology.  

Direct download: mickelson-2014-04-15.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:09pm CST

 Steven Kennedy plays classic guitar...very well.  The Iowa Classic Guitar Society--upcoming concerts.   Then,  JD King has a new documentary movie: Blue.  Blue vs Green.  How the Greenies have put our economy into the Red.   Tom Hoefling is primarying Governor Branstad.  Issues.

Direct download: mickelson-2014-04-14.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:46pm CST

Secularity is coming to Iowa. Saturday.   Then should Veishea be permanently dropped?    "No Way", say Iowans.

Direct download: mickelson-2014-04-11.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:27pm CST

Joseph Capizz, Professor of Moral Theology at the Catholic University of American give a "Catechism for Business".    Pope says socialism is contrary to Christianity.  Susan Barton is the guru of dyslexia...coming to Iowa.   Rebekka Maxwell with the Save the Storks Summer Tour.   And a big apology to Iowa's truck drivers.

Direct download: mickelson-2014-04-07.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:11pm CST

Dr. Alan Koslow wants to assist in the breakout of secularism in Iowa.  He's bringing the grand poobah of atheism, Richard Dawkins.   Robert Cramer is running for congress.   The Constitution Quest with the Barret's, Dave, Joe, and Pam...we play the game with listeners.  (special offer for WHO listeners...enter "three" as the code when you order.)  Then,  Secretary of State Matt Schultz got sued.  Wants the Iowa Supreme Court to agree with him on protecting the Iowa voting system.

Direct download: mickelson-2014-04-04.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:34pm CST

The Wahls Protocol: How I Beat Progressive MS Using Paleo Principles and Functional Medicine.  Dr.Terry Wahls.  (public meeting, Sunday 2:30 Des Moines Public Library)   Dr. Kevin Leman on Parenting Your Powerful Child.  Very Funny.  Then famous wardrobe malfunctions.  And some, not so famous.

Direct download: mickelson-2014-04-03.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:40pm CST

Now the UN is pushing the autism agenda.  Iowans reflect.  Then another round of bully legislation conversation makes Iowans wonder about the agenda of gay lobby again.  Great, great calls and conversation.  All open-line.  Vigorous.

Direct download: mickelson-2014-04-02.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:45pm CST

April Fools stories which are true.  More Braleyisms.   Joe Meintz from St. Gregory Retreat Center has a new program for eating disorders.  Steve King says The Register's  Gaffe Hall of Fame List is based upon refutable lies.  Then a potential homeschooler gets great advice on how to get started.  Then the real source for the story line of the Noah movie.   Answering the questions,  "What Bible Where They Using?"   Not the one you think.

Direct download: mickelson-2014-04-01.mp3
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