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(Des Moines Register)   The Governor of Iowa promotes a new Iowa tourism ad campaign as he's packing his bags for a vacation in Arizona   (blogs.desmoinesregister.com) divider line 115
    More: Ironic, Iowa, Terry Branstad, Iowa tourism, Kim Reynolds  
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2014-03-10 02:09:32 PM
Wait a minute, Cheesestache is STILL governor of Iowa?
 
2014-03-10 02:16:50 PM
Corn, butter, and fat white girls.

Isn't that their slogan?
 
2014-03-10 02:25:52 PM

vernonFL: Corn, butter, and fat white girls.

Isn't that their slogan?


I Only Want Alcohol
Idiots Out Wandering Around

Either/or.
 
2014-03-10 02:29:55 PM
Wait, people go to Iowa on purpose?
 
2014-03-10 02:36:32 PM
The Branstads own a time share property in Arizona and made a similar spring break trip last year.

Wow. Good to know who's gullible out there.
 
2014-03-10 02:39:59 PM

brap: Wait a minute, Cheesestache is STILL governor of Iowa?


he wasn't for a long time. they had a couple of decent dems - vilsack and culver - and then he was swept back into the gov's mansion in the tea party wave of 2010. hopefully iowans will give him the boot this november.
 
DAR
2014-03-10 02:43:08 PM

Marcus Aurelius: Wait, people go to Iowa on purpose?


Had too, married a Iowa girl (30years ago)..... offered her the choice of living anywhere in the world after we retired from the military.

She picked Iowa.......
 
2014-03-10 02:48:14 PM
Jesus, people who live in one state may occasionally choose to go visit another, that doesn't mean that they don't think 'home' has some good shiat to offer.

This ranks up their with 'Obama said chorizo!', 'The Pope said fark!' and 'Someone told off color jokes at a roast' as some of the stupidest non-news stories so far this year.
 
2014-03-10 02:48:32 PM
Iowa:  We Just Might Be on Your Way to Somewhere Else.
 
2014-03-10 02:49:03 PM
I drove across the I-29 thru Iowa.  I didn't stop.
 
2014-03-10 02:49:54 PM
Iowa. When the Dakotas are too stimulating for you.
 
2014-03-10 02:53:01 PM
Visit Iowa:

We're not Nebraska!
 
2014-03-10 02:53:54 PM
"You really out ta give Io-way a try..."
Think I'll pass...
 
2014-03-10 02:54:04 PM

vernonFL: Corn, butter, and fat white girls.

Isn't that their slogan?


Corn, butter, and pigs.  Unless by "fat white girls" you meant pigs.
 
2014-03-10 02:54:52 PM
If next winter is anything like this one I say we just close everything down at the end of September and skip town.

Everyone go somewhere warm until winter's over and decide if it's worth coming back here.

/It's not.
 
2014-03-10 02:58:12 PM
Iowa, a great place to be


from.
 
2014-03-10 02:58:20 PM

Mikey1969: Jesus, people who live in one state may occasionally choose to go visit another, that doesn't mean that they don't think 'home' has some good shiat to offer.

This ranks up their with 'Obama said chorizo!', 'The Pope said fark!' and 'Someone told off color jokes at a roast' as some of the stupidest non-news stories so far this year.


Can you imagine the people of Paris STAYING for a holiday?
 
2014-03-10 02:58:58 PM
I don't expect Christie to spend every vacation in New Jersey.
 
2014-03-10 02:58:59 PM
Let's see...

How about:

Iowa, it's not just for election years!

or

Iowa, not as bad as you heard!

/Please forward my check, Iowans.
 
2014-03-10 03:01:46 PM

Sin_City_Superhero: Iowa. When the Dakotas are too stimulating for you.


Hey, we have a farking palace made out of corn! That's cool, right? Right?
 
2014-03-10 03:01:48 PM
Is this Heaven?
 
2014-03-10 03:01:54 PM
Not ironic.

But anyway...  It kinda makes sense that one would want to vacation somewhere other than home, no matter how nice their home is, or what they happen to do for a living.
 
2014-03-10 03:02:07 PM
I keep reading it as "new low autism ad".
 
2014-03-10 03:04:03 PM

Resident Muslim: Mikey1969: Jesus, people who live in one state may occasionally choose to go visit another, that doesn't mean that they don't think 'home' has some good shiat to offer.

This ranks up their with 'Obama said chorizo!', 'The Pope said fark!' and 'Someone told off color jokes at a roast' as some of the stupidest non-news stories so far this year.

Can you imagine the people of Paris STAYING for a holiday?


Texas isn't THAT exciting... I'm sure those residents leave town all of the time.

Seriously though, people who live in Paris(France) go on vacations outside of their city and country all of the time, I'm sure.
 
2014-03-10 03:04:58 PM

steppenwolf: Sin_City_Superhero: Iowa. When the Dakotas are too stimulating for you.

Hey, we have a farking palace made out of corn!


Of course you do.
 
2014-03-10 03:05:13 PM
"Iowa - we want to be your PRIMARY vacation destination!"

/lives in Ohio and thus has no room to talk
 
2014-03-10 03:07:25 PM
Iowa is not a spring break destination.
 
2014-03-10 03:08:14 PM

vernonFL: Corn, butter, and fat white girls.

Isn't that their slogan?


You think there would be more black guys there.

\ducks
 
2014-03-10 03:12:17 PM

DAR: Marcus Aurelius: Wait, people go to Iowa on purpose?

Had too, married a Iowa girl (30years ago)..... offered her the choice of living anywhere in the world after we retired from the military.

She picked Iowa.......


What's so wrong with Iowa? Excuse me for asking, but I'm a dirty ferner, so I only know most of the border states.
 
2014-03-10 03:12:30 PM
Or as it will actually play out, "Go to Iowa, get bored, and hop on the next bus to KC for a weekend trip."
 
2014-03-10 03:12:46 PM
Iowa: Mostly Vowels
 
2014-03-10 03:12:56 PM

steppenwolf: Hey, we have a farking palace made out of corn! That's cool, right? Right?


Don't forget your infinite billboards for that gigantic gift shop. And I heard someone cut some heads onto one of your mountains...


Marcus Aurelius: Wait, people go to Iowa on purpose?


To raise families, sure. Great economy, low cost of living, good public schools.
For specific reasons, like schools, specialized training, or conferences, sure.
As a tourist destination? Dear lord, no. There is not one unique thing in Iowa for a tourist to enjoy.


/non-native Iowan
 
2014-03-10 03:13:37 PM
You know who else liked to escape from Iowa to go to exotic places?

fc04.deviantart.net
 
2014-03-10 03:13:53 PM
I know about Zombie Burger, and that is just about it. My wife has family in Iowa. I have to go now and then...
 
2014-03-10 03:14:58 PM

CygnusDarius: What's so wrong with Iowa? Excuse me for asking, but I'm a dirty ferner, so I only know most of the border states.


If you like corn fields and cows you would like Iowa.

/also many of the hotels in Des Moines have free booze happy hours
 
2014-03-10 03:15:19 PM

Sin_City_Superhero: Of course you do.


Its resplendency is unmatched, and it makes even the great Idaho Potato Chateau look like a filthy hovel.
 
2014-03-10 03:15:36 PM

CygnusDarius: DAR: Marcus Aurelius: Wait, people go to Iowa on purpose?

Had too, married a Iowa girl (30years ago)..... offered her the choice of living anywhere in the world after we retired from the military.

She picked Iowa.......

What's so wrong with Iowa? Excuse me for asking, but I'm a dirty ferner, so I only know most of the border states.


It's flat and mostly empty. Kind of like Kansas without the Wizard of Oz or a boy scout superhero from another planet.
 
2014-03-10 03:16:36 PM

BKITU: vernonFL: Corn, butter, and fat white girls.

Isn't that their slogan?

I Only Want Alcohol
Idiots Out Wandering Around

Either/or.


I Oughta Went Around
 
2014-03-10 03:18:18 PM

clkeagle: Don't forget your infinite billboards for that gigantic gift shop. And I heard someone cut some heads onto one of your mountains...


The last time we went out to the hills, I thought it would be fun to stop by Wall Drug for kicks. We pulled into town, parked the car, looked at each other, and then immediately drove away.

We spent way too long there.
 
2014-03-10 03:19:08 PM

ManateeGag: I don't expect Christie to spend every vacation in New Jersey.


He couldn't get back in what with all the roads blocked anyway.
 
2014-03-10 03:20:25 PM
This is an outrage.
 
2014-03-10 03:21:32 PM
FTFA: Tourism in Iowa generates more than $7.6 billion in expenditures, employs 64,400 people statewide and generates $345 million in state taxes.

The mind boggles.
 
2014-03-10 03:23:03 PM

clkeagle: To raise families, sure. Great economy, low cost of living, good public schools.


That reminds me of the time I had to park my ass in Des Moines for three months and help a bank staff up one of their IT departments.  The vast majority of the candidates were from India or Pakistan.  Most of them had their green cards, had no issues moving to Des Moines, and most were qualified for the job.  Who ended up getting hired?  The semi-qualified white guys.

/Iowa.  For white people.
//the company I was doing work through offered me a free house if I stayed there for another six months - I politically declined
 
2014-03-10 03:23:06 PM
Iowa. Two letters away from an IOU.
 
2014-03-10 03:24:03 PM

Persnickety: FTFA: Tourism in Iowa generates more than $7.6 billion in expenditures, employs 64,400 people statewide and generates $345 million in state taxes.

The mind boggles.


They  have to be bullshiatting those numbers. There's no way. Unless you consider tourism to be people going there for a conference or stopping overnight at a truck stop.
 
2014-03-10 03:25:43 PM

CygnusDarius: DAR: Marcus Aurelius: Wait, people go to Iowa on purpose?

Had too, married a Iowa girl (30years ago)..... offered her the choice of living anywhere in the world after we retired from the military.

She picked Iowa.......

What's so wrong with Iowa? Excuse me for asking, but I'm a dirty ferner, so I only know most of the border states.


I don't think there's anything "wrong" with Iowa, but I think the general perception is that it's all just farmland, which doesn't make for an interesting tourist destination.

That perception may not match reality,but that's the view outsiders have.
 
2014-03-10 03:27:00 PM

Contrabulous Flabtraption: Iowa: Mostly Vowels


Relocate to Iowa and have a Vowel Movement!
 
2014-03-10 03:27:54 PM
Iowa is actually very diverse, we have every type of stupid people.
 
2014-03-10 03:27:59 PM

Marine1: CygnusDarius: DAR: Marcus Aurelius: Wait, people go to Iowa on purpose?

Had too, married a Iowa girl (30years ago)..... offered her the choice of living anywhere in the world after we retired from the military.

She picked Iowa.......

What's so wrong with Iowa? Excuse me for asking, but I'm a dirty ferner, so I only know most of the border states.

It's flat and mostly empty. Kind of like Kansas without the Wizard of Oz or a boy scout superhero from another planet.


dennerman: CygnusDarius: DAR: Marcus Aurelius: Wait, people go to Iowa on purpose?

Had too, married a Iowa girl (30years ago)..... offered her the choice of living anywhere in the world after we retired from the military.

She picked Iowa.......

What's so wrong with Iowa? Excuse me for asking, but I'm a dirty ferner, so I only know most of the border states.

I don't think there's anything "wrong" with Iowa, but I think the general perception is that it's all just farmland, which doesn't make for an interesting tourist destination.

That perception may not match reality,but that's the view outsiders have.


So it's vanilla.
 
2014-03-10 03:28:35 PM

dennerman: CygnusDarius: DAR: Marcus Aurelius: Wait, people go to Iowa on purpose?

Had too, married a Iowa girl (30years ago)..... offered her the choice of living anywhere in the world after we retired from the military.

She picked Iowa.......

What's so wrong with Iowa? Excuse me for asking, but I'm a dirty ferner, so I only know most of the border states.

I don't think there's anything "wrong" with Iowa, but I think the general perception is that it's all just farmland, which doesn't make for an interesting tourist destination.

That perception may not match reality,but that's the view outsiders have.


Of course it's not all farmland. That's an ugly misconception held by people from the coasts who like to think of themselves as better than people from the Midwest.

Anyone who's actually been there knows it's 90% farmland.
 
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