Should we really be shocked?

While I find what this gun chuckler from Hiremorewhitepeople, SD did in a parade in a town no one has heard of kind of disgusting, I will defend his 1st Amendment right to do so;

“My stance, and the city’s stance is that every person has a right to the first amendment, to express his or her speech, and the expressions of it, we do not regulate that,” said Day.

You can actually ‘regulate’ what is in a parade. Many parades held in Sioux Falls have certain regulations. It’s kind of like requiring vehicles to have headlights to drive at night. Wait, does this town even have roads? It looks like they put out a fresh patch of gravel just for this float.

What I find funny is the failed attempt at satire, yes, I’m laughing at the fact that I don’t get the joke. First off, your jail cell doesn’t have a bottom, you know they can crawl right underneath. Also, why are they smiling? I was in jail once, the only time I laughed/smiled was when I had to show the deputy how to properly scan my fingerprints (no kidding!) Secondly, while Barry and Hillary get accused of a lot of crimes, I still have no idea what those ‘actual’ crimes are and if they have ever been brought up on charges. Trump, on the other hand has been sued thousands of times, and he most likely is a criminal.

I’m glad some sh*thole town in South Dakota is sticking up for my 1st Amendment rights, I just think they need a lesson in political satire, if only we could find the place on google maps.



28 comments ↓

#1 "'Extremely' Stable Genius" on 06.22.19 at 9:59 pm

Why are we fuxxing shocked? Seriously. Isn’t Highmore near Gettysburg, which makes its officers wear a badge with a Confederate flag on their uniforms?

Trump has brought the worse out in people. He hasn’t answered any problems. He has merely fueled a white fear. Trump is the greatest threat to national security since the formation of the Axis Powers back in the 1930s.

Let’s not forget that Trump’s father was arrested while attending a Nazi rally in NYC in the 1920s. Or, that Trump and his dad were once fined by the Feds for housing discrimination based on race.

Trump has done a lot of damage to this country; and I am afraid it will take decades to repair it, if we are given the opportunity, that is.

Don’t forget also, that Trump recently bragged that his supporters are being tolerant and nice right now, but he couldn’t guarantee it in the future. What the hell did he mean by that?

It is so sad, it is so sad, what Trump has done to this country and the forces that his rhetoric has emboldened.

Meanwhile, we have a Mayor in town who wants to give Trump a “B;” and Congressional leaders in Washington from South Dakota who show no signs of “Profiles in Courage,” but rather the signs of enabling silence towards Trump.

#2 Wade B. on 06.22.19 at 10:40 pm

Highmore reminds me of my old hometown of Winner. It’s a small town in the middle of nowhere that no one cares about, except those who live there or who were once residents. People only really hear about these towns thanks to these little news stories on TV. Highmore has this controversial parade float while Winner was featured in that Mike Huether show on KELO, talking about how their movie theater was brought back to life after the original owner tragically died last fall. After the stories run their course and the limelight fades, these towns go back into the shadows until the next big newsworthy thing happens there.

I have heard of Highmore before, thanks to KPLO radio constantly advertising for a car dealership there. I have never been there, and I doubt I will ever have a need to visit. Highmore looks like another one of those towns along the highway where you just stop to use the restroom at the Shell station while on your way to Pierre.

Even though Winner and Highmore aren’t really that progressive or left-leaning, there are still likely good natured people living in those towns if you look hard enough.

#3 kurtz on 06.23.19 at 6:15 am

In South Dakota Meade, Moody, Potter and Pennington Counties struggle with racism on daily and local levels. Confederate flags routinely fly in Rapid City showing support for racism in like-minded states, South Carolina and Mississippi. Many more come out during the Sturgis Rally as bikers in the Black Hills flaunting their racist bents fly the flag of slavery from their machines. Gettysburg, South Dakota remains a white supremacist stronghold. South Dakota is home to numerous sculptures that idolize genocide visited upon American Indians. Mount Rushmore is the state’s premier example of racist ideology. Its sculptor was a member of the Ku Klux Klan. As James Van Nuys puts the finishing touches on his statue of Barack Obama Democrats are privately discussing its safety in racist Rapid City.

#4 matt johnson on 06.23.19 at 6:39 am

Like democrats on an escalator (google it if you don’t know) I am not sure they could escape from this jail as they are so busy standing up for our rights (with their noses in the air as they are in fly over country). I don’t remember the criticism of severed heads or instructions on how to kill W- just saying

#5 Paul ElevenHaken on 06.23.19 at 8:25 am

More like shock and awww

#6 LJL on 06.23.19 at 9:49 am

Pot criticizing kettle.

#7 l3wis on 06.23.19 at 11:56 am

GW, Rummy and Cheney should probably have been brought up on war crimes, you know, starting a war on false pretenses and lying to the public about it, but we won’t go there, will we?

#8 l3wis on 06.23.19 at 12:28 pm

Here is Woster’s stance on this;

http://www.sdpb.org/blogs/kevinwoster/highmore-boosters-look-to-move-beyond-backlash-from-offensive-float-in-old-settlers-days-parade/

Kevin, there is a reason I moderate comments on this site.

#9 "'Extremely' Stable Genius" on 06.23.19 at 1:21 pm

There’s a reason why “GW, Rummy, and Cheney” never travel outside of the country unless invited on Air Force One….#JustSaying

Trump is so bad that he has made “Dubya” look like a choir boy.

#10 ''Extremely' Stable Genius" on 06.23.19 at 4:09 pm

It looks like Kevin wanted Palin to be the VP in 2008, huh?

#11 Kurt Evans on 06.23.19 at 7:58 pm

I met Mayor Day and her husband when I taught high school math in Highmore during the mid 1990s, and they’re both really good people. The town was a great place to live then, and everything I’ve read about this controversy leads me to believe it still is.

The float was mildly offensive, but it wasn’t nearly as offensive as a blogger who’d never even heard of Highmore falsely condemning the entire community as a racist “sh*thole” based on a single off-color parade entry.

#12 l3wis on 06.23.19 at 9:24 pm

Well, Kurt, you have proven something I have known for a very long time, Republicans like you don’t have a sense of humor unless they are cracking the joke. I do know where Highmore is at, my reference was a crack at all the white nationalists that support Trump, it was also a crack at all the people in rural SD that blindly support Trump because he is ‘Republican’. It’s funny, because I have family all over the state in rural communities, and none of them think he is a good idea. As for referring to Highmore as a sh*thole, do you really need me to explain that joke? Kevin Woster was way to nice on this topic. It will bite him in the ass.

#13 Kurt Evans on 06.23.19 at 9:48 pm

I’m not a Republican, Scott. I’m a small-L libertarian currently registered with no party affiliation. I campaigned against President Trump, didn’t vote for him, and routinely criticize him.

And yes, if condemning the entire community of Highmore as a racist “sh*thole” was supposed to be a joke, I need you to explain it.

#14 "'Extremely' Stable Genius" on 06.23.19 at 10:20 pm

Trump is the first Republican president who is screwing the American farmer, while the American farmer apparently is still backing him. So how do you explain this without bringing the “R” word into play?

#15 libertarian? on 06.24.19 at 7:31 am

a “small-L libertarian” is the modernist name for a sheep in wolve’s clothing? In today’s world a libertarian is the equivalent of something the person who believes but is afraid to belong?

#16 Conservative Here on 06.24.19 at 1:44 pm

EVERYONE’s pants on both sides are in a wad. Who gives a crap, it’s either funny or its not, that is up to your personal taste on comedy. I would argue that jail cell could hold Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Obama, Hillary and Bill, Bush Sr, Senator (chappaquiddick) Kennedy, etc. Lots of room for folks who run/ran.

Relax people but, I would say what is good for the goose is good for the gander. I hope those bent out of shape about this were as bent out of shape on all the Trump beheading, plays about him being assassinated, music videos of him being killed, etc.

I have a better idea, lighten up and relax its a float.

#17 Ljl on 06.24.19 at 1:49 pm

First time I’ve seen wosters site and likely the last. He typed out nearly 5 thousand words for a what is a 2 paragraph subject.

He’s not a writer

#18 l3wis on 06.24.19 at 2:21 pm

CH, that’s what makes it funny, it’s poor attempt at humor. Someone told me they thought the smiling masks of Hillary and Obama was funny to because “they are laughing because they know Trump will be joining them soon.”

LJL, at least we know who councilor Greg ‘RS5’ Neitzert is mentoring for his testimonials.

#19 Conservative Here on 06.24.19 at 2:26 pm

OH dang the comparison to Wosters blog and Greg’s testimonials was hilarious. Sometimes less is more and my ADD did not allow me to read Woster’s whole blog.

#20 The Guy from Guernsey on 06.24.19 at 10:24 pm

JFC, the superfluous b.s. ladled by Woster in that blog post!
Correct me if I am wrong on this Mr Ehisman, blog authors are not compensated by the column inch, correct?

“… in Fort Pierre on Friday for a walleye tournament hosted by Bishop Robert Gruss of the Catholic Diocese of Rapid City to raise funds for the Western South Dakota Catholic Foundation.”

Name dropping, virtue signaling and cementing the sacred bond with the South Dakots sportsperson all in a single phrase. Why not go for the Superfecta and toss in something about preservation of pheasant habitat, or something like that?

#21 The Guy from Guernsey on 06.24.19 at 10:32 pm

ESG,
Nah, he wanted McCain as POTUS. Given his distaste for DJT, not likely he has much fondness for Caribou Barbie.
Gaining Woster’s vote in ’08 and likewise votes from those like Woster, simply confirms that McCain was a moderate who masqueraded as a conservative Repub in order to get elected in AZ and follow in the path of Goldwater.
Were he in Minnesota, he would be a Democrat and following on HHH’s coattails.

#22 Kathy Bergquist on 06.25.19 at 5:59 am

I wonder if they have a joke about kids with lice living in our concentration camps.

#23 "'Extremely' Stable Genius" on 06.25.19 at 12:54 pm

TGfG,

But with all due respect, it’s not a question of “fondness,” rather it is a matter of potential reality.

Although, I have to admit, I wish Quayle or Palin were president right now instead of the current “Clockwork Orange” mess we have in the Oval Office.

Oh, and if McCain would have been a Democrat in Minnesota, then that means that he was more liberal than many South Dakota Democrats, who are often called “Minnesota Republicans”…..(Come to think of it, Daschle did try toget McCain to switch parties back in ’01… 😉 )

#24 matt johnson on 06.25.19 at 8:04 pm

The US Constitution gives Congress the power to declare war; your assertion that GW, Rummy and Cheney started a war is wrong; the only one that could have voted on the issue was Cheney and then only to break a tie in the Senate; go back and look at some of the Democrats’ speeches prior to the vote to declare war- they were spewing the same “lies”

#25 "'Extremely' Stable Genius" on 06.26.19 at 3:58 pm

MJ,

The “yellow cake” assertion came from “Dubya’s” mouth first. If you vote or do something in reaction to what you think is the truth – based on a supposed credible source – that does not make you a liar. The lie is owned by the “credible source.”

(…”I think I’ll just go back to Texas and just paint”….”What about you, Dick?”…..”Is there any hunting in your future?”….”And you too, Rummy, what are your plans?”…..”Maybe Rummy, you can retire with the legacy that you are saddled with”…..”Didn’t you once say something like that about going to war with the army you have?”…)

#26 anominous on 06.27.19 at 2:39 am

there is this old puss that sits out at bensons’ flea market with a table that is ALL of linden lorauche brochures’, and he is a —> liberterian. Most ofthem talk all about how muller is Try’n to get after trump and + then tehy also want the chinese to build a road around the entireWorld

#27 Kurt Evans on 06.28.19 at 11:31 pm

These are responses to comments above that seem to be directed at me.

(1) I routinely criticize President Trump, but I’m not convinced he’s “screwing the American farmer.”

(2) A small-L libertarian isn’t the equivalent of a sheep in wolves’ clothing or a person who’s afraid to belong.

(3) Lyndon LaRouche isn’t a libertarian, and I’m not sure any true libertarian could support him.

#28 Erica on 07.04.19 at 2:02 am

Shouldnt be shocked considering BHO and HRC are crooks.

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