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Senate Candidate: I'll Use My Hog Castrating Experience To Help End Pork Barrel Spending
Big Government ^ | 3/25/2014 | Jonathan Strong

Posted on 03/25/2014 2:00:48 PM PDT by markomalley

Joni Ernst, a Republican candidate in the GOP Senate primary in Iowa, is touting her experience “castrating hogs on an Iowa farm” to underscore how emphatic she will be about ending pork barrel spending in the U.S. Senate.

“I'm Joni Ernst. I grew up castrating hogs on an Iowa farm. So when I get to Washington, I'll know how to cut pork,” Ernst says in the ad, followed by the sound of a pig squealing.

The ad, which was provided exclusively to Breitbart News, will appear in television spots in Iowa. Ernst ends the ad saying, “Washington's full of big spenders. Let's make them squeal.”

(video at link)

As previously reported at Breitbart, Ernst is one of several conservative candidates who are running against a wealthy businessman with a strikingly liberal record.

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TOPICS: Extended News; Politics/Elections; US: Iowa
KEYWORDS: bible; brucebraley; chuckgrassley; iowa; jackass; joniernst; markjacobs; mattwhitaker; palin; teaparty; texas; tomharkin; tortreform
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The East Coast Journies are laughing their a$$es off over this, but I bet it has some appeal. After all, I would think that half of Congress needs to have their cojhones cut (while the other half don't have any to begin with).
1 posted on 03/25/2014 2:00:48 PM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

Paying pork is the only way to buy votes to get legislation passed. Whether it’s good or bad isn’t important. The question is, do I get my pork or not? No pork, no vote. Simple as that.

How do you think we get all these horrible laws. This is why the guy you sent there to do X and he votes for a bill to do the exact opposite. But, he got a bridge to know where for his buddies, he got a defense contract for the company that gave him $200k. He also got a museum named after him.


2 posted on 03/25/2014 2:05:35 PM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: markomalley

has the ASPCA lost their temper yet?


3 posted on 03/25/2014 2:08:32 PM PDT by Cruz_West_Paul2016
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To: markomalley

She should run for office in San Francisco. The gals there would go gaga for her.


4 posted on 03/25/2014 2:08:59 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: markomalley

There’s always a liberal GOP candidate and several conservative ones in many of these races....Why?????....to split votes so the liberal wins.

Probably at least one or more fakes or phonies trying to help the GOPe in this situation.


5 posted on 03/25/2014 2:09:44 PM PDT by Nextrush (AFFORDABLE CARE ACT=HEALTH CARE INDUSTRY BAILOUT ACT)
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To: markomalley; fieldmarshaldj; BillyBoy; GOPsterinMA; Viennacon; Clintonfatigued; AuH2ORepublican; ...

Pat Leahy just woke up from his afternoon nap and his nads hurt and he has no idea why.


6 posted on 03/25/2014 2:12:02 PM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: markomalley

Maybe she can use her hog castrating experience on McConnell and some other senators. Oh, they’ve already been castrated.


7 posted on 03/25/2014 2:15:04 PM PDT by NewHampshireDuo
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To: Gen.Blather
Paying pork is the only way to buy votes to get legislation passed. Whether it’s good or bad isn’t important. The question is, do I get my pork or not? No pork, no vote. Simple as that.
How do you think we get all these horrible laws. This is why the guy you sent there to do X and he votes for a bill to do the exact opposite. But, he got a bridge to know where for his buddies, he got a defense contract for the company that gave him $200k. He also got a museum named after him.

YOU are so right, General. Pork is part and parcel of our system.
There's nothing wrong with putting a little apple sauce with it--sweetening a deal, that is.

Our system AIN'T perfect SO I invite the naysayers to leave our country and live somewhere else. Why not? Let them SEARCH the planet for a better place to live than here.

Hah, it's my guess that they wouldn't last long anywhere else.

8 posted on 03/25/2014 2:18:21 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: cloudmountain

Most of the pork doesn’t pass the Tenth Amendment test.


9 posted on 03/25/2014 2:24:38 PM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: cloudmountain

“Our system AIN’T perfect SO I invite the naysayers to leave our country and live somewhere else.”

I don’t really mind so much that they send money to their state or district. (I gather this started in its current form when Andrew Jackson was president.) What I eject to is if they promise to support x, whatever x is and they pass a law that does the opposite because they got their pork. I sent him there to support x and I think if he says he does that he should. Period.


10 posted on 03/25/2014 2:24:40 PM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: markomalley

Let her get McConnell and the rest of his ilk.


11 posted on 03/25/2014 2:24:54 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: cloudmountain

Most of the pork doesn’t pass the Tenth Amendment test.


12 posted on 03/25/2014 2:25:03 PM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: markomalley
She should proclaim to have a 'nad Box.

It'd be handy for the future.

13 posted on 03/25/2014 2:26:36 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: BenLurkin; All
She should run for office in San Francisco. The gals there would go gaga for her.

The City by the Bay is BEREFT of homosexuals! (Well, almost!)

They have been SO TOTALLY mainstreamed and their lifestyle has been so ACCEPTED as a bona fide "alternative" lifestyle that they have spread their sweet little wings and now live ALL over the state and country. They aren't forced to congregate in ONE city anymore because AMERICA thinks it's "just swell" for them to have same-sex love, marriage and children. MAJOR BLARK!!

THANK YOU, AMERICA! You have, by your tolerance for the same-sex evil, emptied our beloved city of MOST of the queens, dykes, fairies and other "alternative" life-style misfits.

THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

14 posted on 03/25/2014 2:28:45 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: markomalley
“I'm Joni Ernst. I grew up castrating hogs on an Iowa farm. So when I get to Washington, I'll know how to cut pork,” Ernst says in the ad, followed by the sound of a pig squealing.

I grew up in Altoona, Iowa until 1977. Worked on a farm and knew what it was like to milk cows, take care of pigs, chickens, horses and the like.

Castrating a pig is not for those with weak stomachs. This woman has got to have some good intestinal fortitude for that! Hell, *I* couldn't do it!

I hope she gets elected and goes about the business of castrating the male Democrats and Republicans before she cuts the pork from the Budget.

Just sayin'.

15 posted on 03/25/2014 2:28:56 PM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: Impy

To Senator Farty:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9KVIfpNG4w


16 posted on 03/25/2014 2:30:18 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (You're a very weird person, Yossarian.)
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To: markomalley
Laplander women castrate reindeer with their teeth. Top that.

Only click this link if you are willing to see: Laplander reindeer ritual means a woman chews off reindeer testicles

17 posted on 03/25/2014 2:30:44 PM PDT by Dalberg-Acton
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To: Impy

Even better:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xBbGmkMGyok


18 posted on 03/25/2014 2:31:26 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (You're a very weird person, Yossarian.)
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To: cloudmountain
Pork is part and parcel of our system.

So ... you're OK with that? Pork barrel politics is just fine with you? Really?

Bullcrap!!!

Pork barrel politics works only to enrich and expand the power of a ruling class we shouldn't even have.

Here's our system. 99.9% of your precious pork-barrel politics directly violates our system.

I invite the naysayers to leave our country

GFY. This is MY country and my intent is to FIX it ... not wallow in corruption. You?

19 posted on 03/25/2014 2:32:59 PM PDT by NorthMountain
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To: markomalley

I would like to compare notes with Joni. Have you ever castrated a hog? I started out with dad doing the cutting and me holding. Later we reversed roles. He did it with a very sharp jack knife. I still remember him sharpening the knife at the kitchen table in the morning and I knew what the drill was for the day. Two slits and squeeze. Out one would pop through each slit, grab the nut, and a quick zip underneath and that was that. Dad would toss the nut and the dog would catch it on the fly. Turpentine in a small necked bottle was all we used for disinfectant. There is nothing more pathetic than a porker who is humped over walking away after he has just lost his jewels.


20 posted on 03/25/2014 2:34:06 PM PDT by iontheball
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To: freedomfiter2
Most of the pork doesn’t pass the Tenth Amendment test.

The Tenth Amendment states the Constitution's principle of federalism by providing that powers not granted to the federal government by the Constitution, nor prohibited to the States, are reserved to the States or the people.

THAT'S for sure!
The Democrat Party doesn't know about this amendment and the GOP ignores it. This country needs another Ronald Reagan, former governor of the Golden State.

21 posted on 03/25/2014 2:38:26 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: markomalley

I think this one may get a Sarah Palin endorsement. Pro-life, pro 2nd amendment etc.


22 posted on 03/25/2014 2:38:57 PM PDT by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: markomalley

I’ll bet her Husband never even thinks about another woman. /S


23 posted on 03/25/2014 2:39:54 PM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: NorthMountain
GFY. This is MY country and my intent is to FIX it ... not wallow in corruption. You?

Not much to fix! If ANYONE thinks s/he can live ANY better ANYwhere else on the planet...they s/he should "get outta Dodge," go there and leave us alone. We aren't perfect, thanks to original sin, but mostly we do try.

I've traveled the world, mostly with my beloved husband (now gone).
THIS is the VERY BEST place on the planet earth to live.

When we returned home for good I KISSED the ground of our beloved country.
I was at LAX and was DELIGHTED to kiss Angelino ground!!

24 posted on 03/25/2014 2:44:17 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: markomalley

Maybe, but I’ll bet they adjust their furniture a bit and don’t laugh too hard.


25 posted on 03/25/2014 2:45:40 PM PDT by WorkingClassFilth
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To: markomalley

I grew up on a farm and witnessed the ‘process’ on pigs and bovine.... that and dehorning too.. ouchie!


26 posted on 03/25/2014 2:46:12 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: Cruz_West_Paul2016
Has the ASPCA lost their temper yet?

Why should they, given their penchant for castrating dogs?

27 posted on 03/25/2014 2:48:42 PM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: cloudmountain
Not much to fix!

Bullcrap! Compare our bloated Federal Leviathan (and its State counterparts) to the governments described in the Federal and various State Constitutions. Vast, huge chunks need to be excised, sooner rather than later.

I've traveled the world,

Well, guess what, Sparkydoodles? You're not the only one. I have seen how thoroughly fscked up other countries are, and I want to fix ours before it gets as bad as them ... and that's the road we're on. If you haven't the stomach for fixing what desperately needs to be fixed before it gets any worse, STFU and get out of the way.

28 posted on 03/25/2014 2:48:58 PM PDT by NorthMountain
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To: cloudmountain
This country needs another Ronald Reagan

Oh, really?

And why, pray tell, would that be???

Oh, yes: Because there's a whole hairy horde of government crap that needs to be fixed or eliminated.

Get it?

29 posted on 03/25/2014 2:50:32 PM PDT by NorthMountain
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To: markomalley; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ..

> Ernst is one of several conservative candidates who are running against a wealthy businessman with a strikingly liberal record.

Hey, I’m not *bacon* fun of this. Thanks markomalley.


30 posted on 03/25/2014 2:50:47 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: markomalley

Damn. I’m disappointed that Sam Clovis can’t make the same claim.


31 posted on 03/25/2014 2:53:30 PM PDT by Portcall24
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To: Gen.Blather

I would love to hear a response by “The Assumed/So Called Congresswomen” who recently claimed that our great grandparents were around 400 years ago and had something to say regarding the Destiny of the Destined Plane that never landed in its scheduled destination.


32 posted on 03/25/2014 2:58:39 PM PDT by Cruz_West_Paul2016
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To: markomalley

I wonder what kind of sound Reid would make if she had her way with him.


33 posted on 03/25/2014 3:03:27 PM PDT by Cruz_West_Paul2016
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To: Cruz_West_Paul2016

“and had something to say regarding the Destiny of the Destined Plane that never landed in its scheduled destination.”

Uhm, what was the alcohol content of the speaker?


34 posted on 03/25/2014 3:06:27 PM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: markomalley
“Washington's full of big spenders. Let's make them squeal.”

“Washington's full of big spenders. Let's make them squeal.”

“Washington's full of big spenders. Let's make them squeal.”


35 posted on 03/25/2014 3:17:14 PM PDT by varon (Para bellum)
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To: markomalley

I view this with the same lack of appreciation I would view a man saying he was ready to mutilate the chest of any woman that wouldn’t agree to end pork barrel spending.

There must be a better way to get the point across, that doesn’t make you look like a dip-stick.


36 posted on 03/25/2014 3:28:26 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Immigration Reform is job NONE. It isn't even the leading issue with Hipanics. Enforce our laws.)
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To: NorthMountain
Oh, really? And why, pray tell, would that be??? Oh, yes: Because there's a whole hairy horde of government crap that needs to be fixed or eliminated. Get it?

Lol. By all means,continue bellyaching. It's SO helpful, positive and encouraging.

You AIN'T never gonna get fixed/eliminated government crap. I think you should go live in a third world sewer country for a day...and THEN you will see what a "hairy horde of government crap" REALLY is.

You are SUCH a baby when it comes to reality. You really and truly think that our government is so full of a "hairy horde of government crap"--you are SUCH a babe in the woods!

Wow!! I didn't think such NAIVETE existed any more. You REALLY think that "government crap" can be fixed and/or eliminated! WOW. You are a BABE in the woods!!

37 posted on 03/25/2014 3:37:30 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: markomalley
Harry Reid better get his codpiece out.
38 posted on 03/25/2014 3:53:00 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The man who damns money has obtained it dishonorably; the man who respects it has earned it.")
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To: markomalley

How is Joni on social issues? Is she for real?


39 posted on 03/25/2014 3:54:12 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: freedomfiter2
Most of the pork doesn’t pass the Tenth Amendment test.

?????

40 posted on 03/25/2014 3:56:44 PM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Diane Feinswein has had little liar Harry’s balls for years now. He’s in no danger from snips.


41 posted on 03/25/2014 3:57:52 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: markomalley
As previously reported at Breitbart, Ernst is one of several conservative candidates who are running against a wealthy businessman with a strikingly liberal record.

Nonsense. Ernst was an early backer of Mitt Romney in 2007 and 2011, not something a conservative would do.

42 posted on 03/25/2014 4:16:55 PM PDT by iowamark (I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy)
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To: Dalberg-Acton

No, I am not going to watch it. But I am curious. Why do they castrate them, and why use the teeth and not a knife.


43 posted on 03/25/2014 4:41:02 PM PDT by Bigg Red (1 Pt 1: As he who called you is holy, be holy yourselves in every aspect of your conduct.)
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To: BenLurkin

Her hair is like that because she is a Commander in the Iowa National Guard. She was stationed in the Iraq theater before she became a state senator and is still in active service.

She can also put one between your eyes at 400 yards too.


44 posted on 03/25/2014 4:41:13 PM PDT by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! You can vote Democrat when you're dead...)
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To: cloudmountain
I think you should go live in a third world sewer country for a day

Been there ... done that ... for more than a day.

The rest of your post?

Drivel. Really ... complete drivel. You've outed yourself as an enabler of the bloated leviathan state and a toady to the ruling class.

Away with you!

45 posted on 03/25/2014 4:50:13 PM PDT by NorthMountain
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To: SoFloFreeper

Here’s her website, see for yourself:

http://www.joniforiowa.com/issues/

I have met her personally, she’s from very conservative SW Iowa. She came across as the real deal to me.

Now, keep in mind that she replaced now Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds in the state senate seat. As such, she does have some endorsements from the so-called Establishment that are friends of Gov. Branstad. IMO the real Establishment candidate is Mark Jacobs however.

Bottom line is, whenever I’ve heard her she has been no apologies conservative, despite the endorsements, which are more due to being in the right (or wrong) place at the right time than her ideology.


46 posted on 03/25/2014 4:50:20 PM PDT by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! You can vote Democrat when you're dead...)
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To: markomalley

Sounds like she has SPUNK!!! I LOVE Spunk!!


47 posted on 03/25/2014 4:55:54 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Paladin2

Hillary’s got the ‘nad box.


48 posted on 03/25/2014 4:56:41 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Ann Archy

Yep.; should the ‘rats have any excess.


49 posted on 03/25/2014 4:58:42 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Impy

Leahy hasn’t had any ‘nads since his last “Super Wedgie” in middle school. /s


50 posted on 03/25/2014 5:02:35 PM PDT by VTenigma (The Democratic party is the party of the mathimatically challenged)
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