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'Back to the drawing board': Iowa City
mayor suggests dismantling the city's
Truth and Reconciliation Commission

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Posted By: IowaDad, 8/18/2021 8:32:22 AM

A meeting between Iowa City's Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the city's city council took a surprise turn — and became heated — Tuesday when Iowa City Mayor Bruce Teague suggested reworking and even dismantling the body in its current form. The suggestion was spurred by Teague's disagreement with the commission's proposed budget — specifically, the $54,000 that would be dedicated to $1,000 monthly stipends for the group's nine commissioners. "Personally, I believe this council should really rethink and re-look at what our charge is for this commission,"


Really stupid. Iowa City' City Council went virtue signaling and set up a Truth and Reconciliation Commission with nine BIPOC members. The Commission has revealed no truth, and has found no path to reconciliation, but now each of the nine wants to be paid $500 for each of its twice-a-month meetings.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: subal 8/18/2021 8:41:34 AM (No. 883561)
And this is of national interest???
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Jethro bo 8/18/2021 8:43:29 AM (No. 883563)
Its impossible to follow what is going on and what the issues other than wanting more money are involved. But a city of approx.75,000 with a major university in town probably doesn't have the money to support Liberal Gobbledygook, feel good, creates chaos ,socialist experiments.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: downnout 8/18/2021 8:52:53 AM (No. 883581)
It always comes down to money. Grifters gotta grift.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: J. Arthur Brown 8/18/2021 8:56:45 AM (No. 883585)
"Getting paid" is always Job One for race grifters.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: IowaMarinesDad 8/18/2021 9:10:34 AM (No. 883611)
It’s Iowa City so don’t expect anything resembling reality. This is the area that sent Dave Lobesak(sp) to Congress every two years. Iowa has an urban deer problem. All the other cities have established bow hunting seasons to control their populations. Hunters pay to hunt and use or donate the meat. Iowa City pays a company to bring in sharpshooters at great expense. Somehow that makes sense to it’s residents. I used to travel from Waterloo to Iowa City sometimes multiple times a day transferring patients to UIHC. Once you get south of Cedar Rapids, the drivers get dumber and ruder. I call it the Iowa City effect.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: skacmar 8/18/2021 9:13:21 AM (No. 883614)
The name of the commission explains why it must be disbanded. From the one decision they made noted in the article and Commissioner's comments, they act on feelings and grudges instead of facts. They go into this commission with the agenda of "poor us, we are/were persecuted. Now we will make them pay.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: john56 8/18/2021 9:19:20 AM (No. 883623)
Gee, I guess except for the $500 a meeting grifter payment, this "Truth and Reconciliation Commission" could have finished its work with one meeting and a final report. Report: White people bad. Trump voters really bad. Liberals and minorities are really good. Where's my check?
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Reply 8 - Posted by: mifla 8/18/2021 9:57:18 AM (No. 883676)
We hate America. That will be $500 please. If paying by check, will need two forms of ID. And we don't want to hear that IDs are racist, no one is voting.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: cThree 8/18/2021 9:59:51 AM (No. 883680)
#7 Left off the boilerplate capstone: We Need a Budget Increase
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Bluefindad 8/18/2021 10:07:33 AM (No. 883693)
Did they find the name of the commission in an Orwell book?
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Reply 11 - Posted by: spacer 8/18/2021 10:08:38 AM (No. 883697)
" Truth and Reconciliation Commission". Straight out of Orwell. Brought to you by the same jelly spined white folks that voted for bath house barry.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: skacmar 8/18/2021 11:08:37 AM (No. 883753)
Truth and Reconciliation Commissions rarely ever seek the truth or reconciliation. They merely seek more division and grievance and cause more racial strife than they fix. The mayor was being very brave in suggesting that the commission be disbanded. The social justice warriors are going to need a new commission to investigate this.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Chiritwo 8/18/2021 11:18:28 AM (No. 883763)
Sounds like it's straight from Harry Potter.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: zephyrgirl 8/18/2021 11:36:36 AM (No. 883778)
The city council decided to go virtue signaling and got presented with a big bill. Maybe they'll think twice before they buy into stupid ideas in the future.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: DVC 8/18/2021 12:01:40 PM (No. 883808)
What it the hell is this sort of garbage doing happening in Iowa City? Have too many refugees from Chicago moved to this small city?
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Reply 16 - Posted by: thatsomewhereplace 8/18/2021 12:16:12 PM (No. 883831)
Yes. It's of national interest.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: sunshinehorses 8/18/2021 1:21:24 PM (No. 883901)
#15 A few years ago Chicago was shipping welfare people to Iowa City where they could get free subsidized housing, more welfare, and cheaper cost of living. It was a way to reduce the welfare rolls in Chicago, but in the process they exported the crime and cr*p from Chicago - also the stupidity.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: Zarin 8/18/2021 1:42:13 PM (No. 883924)
#1 Yes, this is of National interest because it is borne of Marxism and Critical (Race, Law, Feminist, Queer etc.)Theory. This is popping up Everywhere is this country - taught by university Education Departments for decades. They are in corporate PR departments & human resource departments. These people are Activists with a capital A. It is Toxic Activism - akin to what Hitler's Brown Shirts. They don't just talk - they act - getting $$$, disrupting meetings, fomenting riots etc. Praxis by criticism. Destroy what you can by complaining, sow distrust and make some money while you are at it. I had to laugh when the article said that the 'Commissioners' were traumatized by the stories of racial inequity they've had to hear! And because they need recompense for working 'multiple' hours a week for the Commission. It is a real con job - but worse they promote negative and parasitic ideologies that ruin society.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: local500 8/18/2021 4:41:13 PM (No. 884078)
Their local version of "Reich Ministry of Public Enlightenment and Propaganda" collapsed? Good. Try the truth. It's easier, and you don't have to sell your soul, or indoctrinate people.
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