Manny Steele to run for city council to improve education?

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Maybe someone needs to tell Manny that the Board of Regents and the Sioux Falls School District and other private education systems handle our education excellence in Sioux Falls;

He said his priorities will be to continue economic expansion by being business friendly, keeping taxes and unemployment low, having a safe environment for the city’s citizens and continuing the city’s “excellent educational system.”

Maybe he was referring to how the Mayor basically handed his bestie Rob Oliver the Arena over to Augustana for a pittance. Basketball is part of education? Right?

While I am not totally opposed to a conservative serving on the council (I did support Staggers) I wonder how Manny will handle votes when it comes to human relations and the LBGT community.

I wouldn’t say Manny is a bigot when it comes to gay and transgender rights, but he isn’t exactly a cheerleader either.



10 comments ↓

#1 Johnny Roastbeef on 01.08.16 at 1:42 pm

Isn’t Manny a birther? I think he had a hand in getting Orly Taitz to speak here. I could be wrong though.

#2 The D@ily Spin on 01.08.16 at 3:09 pm

There’s already one rock face and granite body on the council. It’s time for someone biological who’s not a mayors’ clone drone.

#3 moses on 01.08.16 at 5:38 pm

Where do all these wing nuts come from.

#4 moses on 01.08.16 at 5:39 pm

Is this all the city has to choose from you Got Rolfing all about me and not about you then this guy.

#5 Winston on 01.08.16 at 5:50 pm

Manny’s education comment is demonstrative of the GOP’s “trickle-down” mindset. That is the only way this comment makes sense.

No doubt, a healthy economy benefits the tax base, which in turn, benefits the the school board’s tax levy, but the real challenges to our educational system in Sioux Falls and throughout the state have been the past and continual neglect of the state coffers towards education in Sioux Falls and the state as a whole – a reality, which Manny as a recent former legislator has been a part.

#6 grudznick on 01.08.16 at 8:57 pm

This fellow has a nice enough hair cut but a little less dippity doo wouldn’t be a bad thing. That said, should he be running for the legislatures instead?

#7 My Mistake Mike on 01.08.16 at 9:05 pm

He’s had his turn. AND he’s an embarrassment. Give somebody – anybody else – a chance!

#8 LJL on 01.09.16 at 8:04 pm

Good to see your still fully saturated with the left wing coolaid Winston.

Manny’s not a conservative. He’s a useless rusty wing nut.

What “telecommunication job” did Manny have before he became addicted to public paychecks?

#9 Winston on 01.10.16 at 3:26 pm

LJL,

I would agree there is a difference between a conservative and what you call a “wing nut” of the right.

However, both factions of the right are unfortunately disciples of the “trickle-down” nonsense.

As far as the “coolaid,” I don’t drink it or drink any more, but I do make it….. 😉

#10 Solid for Manny on 01.10.16 at 5:08 pm

Manny Steele is a good man and he gets my support! He’s a 1000 times better than most of those rubber stamps now holding office!!

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