Dude, our U.S. Senator just quoted you; Grassley uses Ashton Kutcher’s words and visual aid in floor speech (see pic/video) September 24, 2008Posted by John in Energy, Entertainers, Political.
Tags: Actors, Ashton Kutcher, Cedar Rapids (Iowa), chuck grassley, Pink Floyd, The Dark Side of the Moon
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[P]erhaps unwittingly, Grassley was on a roll with the stoner allusions, including a glance at the 2000 movie “Dude, Where’s My Car?” starring Iowa native Ashton Kutcher, which follows the travails of two potheads who can’t remember where, um, they left their car. After finishing with the [Pink Floyd Dark Side of the Moon] prism analogy, Grassley went on to talk about energy conservation, noting that many public officials have air-conditioned cars idling while waiting for them at curbs, wasting gas. Grassley proudly noted that he drives his own car, thank you very much, including a Ford Taurus he keeps in Iowa.
“If you do see anyone else driving my car, please call the police, because someone has stolen my car,” he said. “I’d like to refer to Ashton Kutcher here, from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, saying ‘dude, where’s my car?’” …
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BBC video about ‘prosperity gospel’ TV preachers such as Kenneth Copeland, and investigation by Sen. Chuck Grassley July 4, 2008Posted by John in Government, Religion.
Tags: Benny Hinn, Christianity, chuck grassley, churches, Creflo Dollar, Kenneth Copeland, Ole Anthony
From BBC News:
Grassley introduces bill to strengthen penalties for sexual offenses against children; Jetseta Gage case cited May 14, 2008Posted by John in Crime/Courts, Law.
Tags: Adam Walsh, Child Pornography, child sex trafficking, chuck grassley, James Bentley, Jetseta Gage, Legislation, Prevention and Deterrence of Crimes Against Children Ac, Roger Bentley, S. 3014, sex offenders, Sex Offenses
In 2005, Grassley introduced legislation named after Jetseta Gage, a 10-year old Cedar Rapids girl who was sexually assaulted and murdered by a registered sex offender. A modified version of “Jetseta’s Bill” was incorporated into the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety bill. “Jetseta’s Bill” created mandatory minimums of imprisonment for criminals who committed murder, kidnapping, or serious bodily harm against children.
“We made a good start in the Adam Walsh bill, but it’s not enough for people who commit these despicable crimes,” Grassley said. …
“S. 3014: A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to strengthen penalties for child pornography offenses, child sex trafficking offenses, and other sexual offenses committed against children.”
Also referred to as The “Prevention and Deterrence of Crimes Against Children Act of 2008.”
Tags: chuck grassley, LegiStorm, Steve King, Travel, U.S. Congress
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LegiStorm page shows a 2005 agriculture and trade fact-finding trip to Australia by Rep. Steve King and wife was a travel gift worth $4,249.
Rep. King – $521 transportation, $95.80 entertainment, $838 lodging, $685 meals. Mrs. King – $521 transportation, $64.80 entertainment, $838 lodging, $685 meals. …
Actually, a May 2005 Gazette article had a higher number:
Iowa congressmen play by the book when they travel …
Rep. Steve King, 5th District Republican, and his wife, Marilyn, traveled to Sydney, Australia, last February for a conference on agriculture and trade. The American Australian Association paid $12,926 in transportation expenses for them. King serves on the Agriculture, Judiciary and Small Business committees. …
The 1999-2008 database also shows a silver clock, estimated at $540, was given to Chuck Grassley from Bahrain.
Otherwise nothing found for other recent and present members of Iowa delegation.
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Grassley: ‘Mormons live forever’ February 12, 2008Posted by John in Political, Religion.
Tags: chuck grassley, Mormonism
From Salt Lake Tribune:
Grassley said: “It’s just like the same thing: . . . You can’t argue against putting, uh, putting, Hatch on the Supreme Court at age 75, because Mormons live forever, and he’ll be around when he’s 100 as a Supreme Court justice. So . . . maybe McCain will be around when he’s 95 years old, but I think that you’ve got to consider the fact that it might be considered a weakness and a younger vice presidential candidate would help.” …
Tags: 2008 election, chuck grassley, iowa caucuses, John McCain
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From the Boston Globe:
Senator Charles Grassley of Iowa said in an interview that he was so upset by a McCain tirade that he didn’t speak to him for two years. Grassley, who said he will make no endorsement, nonetheless says McCain is the most qualified among the five GOP candidates to be president. …
“I might have concerns [about McCain] but as I look at five [Republicans] still running for president, even though McCain and I have disagreements . . . McCain is the most qualified to be president,” Grassley said, while stressing he was not making an endorsement. “I say that because I know him.” …
Grassley’s voting attendance noted January 21, 2008Posted by John in Government, Political.
Tags: chuck grassley, U.S. Congress, U.S. Senate
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Democratic Sens. Herb Kohl and Russ Feingold were two of 10 senators with perfect voting attendance records last year. …
The eight other senators with 100% voting records are Max Baucus (D-Mont.), Robert Casey (D-Pa.), Susan Collins (R-Maine), Charles Grassley (R-Iowa), Mark Pryor (D-Ark.), Harry Reid (D-Nev.), Ken Salazar (D-Colo.) and Olympia Snowe (R-Maine). …
Tags: chuck grassley, National Endowment for the Humanities, University of Iowa
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From Sen. Grassley release:
The University of Iowa was awarded a $50,400 grant for a project titled “Central America’s Encounter with U.S. Manifest Destiny, 1848-1860,” and a grant of $50,400 for a project titled “The Rise and Fall of Christian Nagaski, 1560- 1640.” …
E. Iowans nominated to U.S. Military Academies by Harkin, Grassley December 18, 2007Posted by John in Education, Government, Military.
Tags: chuck grassley, iowa, Tom Harkin, U.S. Military Academies, U.S. Service Academies, United States Air Force Academy, United States Coast Guard Academy, United States Merchant Marine Academy, United States Military Academy, United States Naval Academy
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Sen. Harkin’s recent release:
Senator Harkin’s 2008 Military Academy Nominations
Calvin Luzum has been nominated to the U.S. Air Force Academy. Calvin is the son of Mary and Linus Luzum and is a senior at South Winneshiek Senior High School.
Cedar Rapids Matthew Bergstad has been nominated to the U.S. Naval Academy. Matthew is the son of Martha and Kyle Bergstad and is a senior at St Johns Northwest Military Academy.
John Walleser has been nominated to the U.S. Military Academy. John is the son of Nancy and the late Joseph Walleser and is a senior at Kee High School.
Benjamin Dolder has been nominated to the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. Benjamin is the son of Diane and Bruce Dolder and is a senior at Iowa City High School.
Bryan McCarthy has been nominated to the U.S. Naval Academy. Bryan is the son of Rene and Kevin Worrell and is a senior at Maquoketa High School.
Matthew Lint has been nominated to the U.S. Naval Academy. Matthew is the son of Julie and Greg Lint and is a senior at Benton High School.
Clay Ferguson has been nominated to the U.S. Military Academy. Clay is the son of Diane and Neil Ferguson and is a senior at Solon High School.
Megan Kelty has been nominated to the U.S. Military Academy and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. Megan is the daughter of Donna and David Kelty and is a senior at Center Point Urbana High School.
Grassley release today:
- Matthew Bergstad, Cedar Rapids, St. John’s Northwestern (Delafield, WI )
- Jacob Daniels, Marengo, Iowa Valley High School
- Matt Lint, , Benton Community
- Calvin Luzum, Calmar, South Winneshiek High School
- Theodore Reicks, Swisher, Xavier High School (Cedar Rapids )
- Megan Kelty, Walker, Center Point-Urbana High School
- John Walleser, Harper’s Ferry, Eastern Allamakee High School
Tags: Arlen Specter, chuck grassley, george w. bush, Josh Bolten, Karl Rove, President Bush, U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee
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After months of threatening, Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee, with the help of a couple of Republicans, approved a contempt citation against former White House political strategist Karl Rove and Josh Bolten, President Bush’s chief of staff. …
Today’s vote was 12-7, with two Republicans — Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania and Charles Grassley of Iowa — voting with all the committee’s Democrats. … more >>