Iowa Republican Gov. Terry Branstad says he'd like to see surging GOP presidential contender Sen. Ted Cruz get crushed in the early-voting state – slamming his opposition to mandates for renewable fuels like corn-grown ethanol.

The governor charged the Texas lawmaker "could be very damaging" to the corn-producing state, and slammed Cruz's support from "Big Oil," the Des Moines Register reports.

"Ted Cruz is ahead right now," Branstad said at the Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit Tuesday, the Register reports. "What we're trying to do is educate the people in the state of Iowa. He is the biggest opponent of renewable fuels."

The governor decried Cruz's 2013 bill to eliminate the Renewable Fuel Standard, which mandates that all gas sold in the United States include a certain percentage of biofuels like ethanol. 

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Iowa has become another of the government's dependent children.  Gov. Bransted is among the Iowan's totally accustomed to sucking on the Federal TEET! 

Stick it up your ASS, gov......................

Sure Branstad, worry about Iowa corn while we pump the damn Ethanol into our cars. Being against Ehanol doesn't make Cruz a fan of big oil, it makes him a fan of PURE gas. Let the corn fuel Branstad's cow and only his car. Maybe next we'll be pissing in our tanks, then dropping little blue pellets in.

Ethanol is NOT the answer for any renewable fuels.  It's a big headache in Oregon.  It eats up your engine by destroying parts.  Shame on you, Branstad.  Get off your high horse and learn something.

Yea, most of us can't afford to run out and "buy vehicles" going into debt and struggling with payments to try and keep them.

Iowa Republican Gov. Terry Branstad hates Ted Cruz, because Cruz is the ONLY candidate calling ethanol exactly what it is. It's CRAP! It's just another consumer rip-off boondoggle that the GOP cronies have gleefully latched onto. Taxpayers subsidize this terrible business that provides no real benefits, except to make a few people rich. It actually destroys automobile engines, increases the air pollution and it further empowers the corrupt EPA terrorists. Notice that the hypocritical Left never comes out publicly to denounce the emissions produced by cars using this dreadful crap. Why? Because it helps to grow govt. - which empowers them. They love that and they will keep absolutely quiet on this issue. Nice, huh?

AND.........What the HELL is Trump thinking by supporting this crony BS business?  Why???!!!

why not simply ask him

If you could,..................wouldn't YOU?

One of the big things about corn ethanol is that the government subsidizes it. We need to get away from all programs that uses subsidies.

Gov. Branstad has got to be a complete idiot!  And are the people of Iowa as stupid as he is?  Well, no, probably not.  They just want their interests -- covered!  Someone want to challenge the gov. on the basis of what ethanol does to combustion engines?  Or what the corn does to the soil, requiring massive amounts of pesticides, fungicides,  NPK et al. supplementation,  And, for those idiots like me who miss the monarch butterflies, what it's done to the milkweed they feed on . . . )  Is there an eco-accountant out there who can run the numbers that will tell the truth????  I think I'd better go back to the ADLs -- the activities of daily living -- 'cause it sure doesn't seem like there's much hope out there . . .

BIG PROBLEM: too many faux Republicans in GOP!!!

The Biggest problem is: the seats in the US Government have been taken by Marxist liberals posing as GOP candidates. The US Government has been pirated by the liberals!

The Marxist Democrats have figured out how to WIN! They pose as GOP and Conservatives to get the seat!!

TIME to clean house! Call Terminix! Get rid of the VERMIN in the US Government and the agencies!!!!

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SICK: Leprosy On The Rise In Los Angeles 

Ahh, the joys of open borders and Democrat leadership.

California is not just a public toilet but now there is evidence that leprosy is on the rise in Los Angeles County.

Barack Obama changed US law in 2016 and allowed immigrants with blistering STDs and leprosy to migrate to the US.

Medscape reported:

Leprosy, also known as Hansen’s disease, is rarely seen in the United States, but cases continue to emerge in Los Angeles County, a new report says.

“Hansen’s disease still exists, and we need to educate medical students and physicians,” coauthor Dr. Maria Teresa Ochoa from Keck Medical Center of the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, told Reuters Health by email.

Dr. Ochoa and colleagues identified 187 patients with the disease in a review of medical records from their leprosy clinic spanning 1973 to 2018. Most patients were Latino, originating from Mexico, and they experienced a median delay in diagnosis of more than three years, the team reports JAMA Dermatology, online August 7.

Multibacillary leprosy (MB) cases outnumbered paucibacillary leprosy (PB) cases by nearly eight to one (88.6% vs. 11.4%, respectively), and Latino patients were more likely than non-Latino patients to have MB, as were patients from Central or South America (versus other regions).

Most patients (80.7%) received multidrug therapy, and most (92.6%) received antibiotics for more than two years, especially if they had MB.

Only about half of patients (56.7%) had World Health Organization (WHO) grade 0 disability (no signs or symptoms suggestive of leprosy or disability) at the one-year follow-up, whereas 16.0% had grade 1 disability (loss of protective sensation) and 26.2% had grade 2 disability (visible deformity) at the last follow-up.

Among the patients who lost protective sensation, 87.7% (50/57) did not regain it following therapy.

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