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March 10th, 2017 — congress, Mayor High Crimes, Mayor Hubris, Mayor Subprime Mike Huether, Mike Huether
If that is the case, Pitty and I agree on something. It seems he is coming in early and hard on MMM before he even announces what he is running for;
What has Huether’s tenure been characterized by? Empire building, ego, and pontification.
Since early on, Huether ram-rodded through building projects, which often had the community sharply divided; The Denny Sanford Arena, a new indoor pool, and most recently, a new city administration building. But alongside that, we’ve been constantly reminded of Huether’s massive and unabated egomania through such things as his top ten lists, as well as his infamous municipal ad campaign and billboards featuring.. himself.
It’s no secret Pitty is in Dusty’s corner and helping him out with the campaign. What I find kind of humorous is that if Mike’s thin skinned over a blog that is locally written about city government, wait until he has Pitty’s statewide blog dumping on him, day after day, he may quickly forget who Cameraman Bruce and Detroit Lewis are. I may be a little mean, but Pitty can get pretty vicious (he is a Republican after all).
Bruce says it best when it comes to MMM;
Pat, thank you for this. In the years we have worked to strengthen accountability in Sioux Falls we have run into roadblocks everywhere we turn. The city of Sioux Falls under Mike Huether has organized policies to limit more and more of our access to real or correct information. We fight for open government in Sioux Falls because the effort toward open government has to start somewhere. Mike Huether proved recently how little disregard he has for transparency when he vetoed public access to already recorded audio of the Park & Recreation Board meetings.
We started asking for real certified audits of construction programs because we found problems in methods and materials used on the construction of the event center. Mike Huether has told many versions of stories to justify what he and his administration has done, most not based on any version of acceptable facts.
Mike Huether and his Finance Director Tracy Turbak consistently tell us positive event center impact stories. They tell us the EC is pumping money into the community when in fact it has likely caused a negative impact exceeding $50,000,000 or more. The city will not allow us to see real numbers only their pasteurized and homogenized versions.
The crime rate issues we have here are the result of Huether’s boom town mentality where his special people have been isolated from the problems. The mayor recently realized we might have an issue then complained about crime issues when his neighbor’s garage was broken into. All of a sudden there is crime.
We have years of videos and stories freely available to the public to see what we have had to put up with. We freely share the stories to help you and your readers find out how a Huether government works. We do not trust him to even be standing next to us. I carry cameras when I am in his presence and then post the video on YouTube at www.siouxfall.org
Several of us have believed the real crime issues started after the 2010 vote. This is why we speak and organize. This is why there are many in city hall who fear us. Just think about it, if you have been arrested, physically assaulted, verbally threatened by this administration and are still standing, what is there to fear by speaking the truth to power?
January 11th, 2010 — congress, Herseth-Sandlin
I don’t know a lot about B. Thomas Making, but I’m glad to see an Indy in the race.
A Custer man said he’s circulating a nominating petition to run as an independent candidate for South Dakota’s U.S. House seat in November.
B. Thomas Marking needs 3,356 valid petition signatures by June 8 to qualify for the ballot.
The 61-year-old Marking said he’s a North Dakota native who spent 28 years working in the federal government before retiring in South Dakota in 1999.
Democratic Rep. Stephanie Herseth Sandlin is running for re-election to the House. Secretary of State Chris Nelson and state Rep. Blake Curd of Sioux Falls seek the Republican nomination.
December 14th, 2009 — congress, Dumbass, Islam, Uncategorized
With a big side of xenophobia.
The words batshit crazy barely begin to describe MN Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann. However, a competitor for the title of looniest loon in Minnesota has emerged to take on US Representative Keith Ellison.
Lynne Torgerson is running for US Rep. in district 5.To spread the word, she has created a website with her platform and views for all the world to see. Among these views is a healthy dose of ranting against Muslims in general, and Keith Ellison in particular.
Now, with all due respect, America, and its people, should be lauded for its goal of promoting to public office and other high ranks, people of color, women, minorities, etc. However, quite frankly, in our zeal, we simply went too far with Keith Ellison. Keith Ellison simply is not a proper person to have in our federal government. I think it is interesting that Keith Ellison, in the past year or so, introduced a bill entitled “Global Peace.” “Global.” I think that word is telling. Globalization of Islam. It is also my understanding that when people of the Muslim faith use the word peace, that “peace” to them means the elimination of Christians and Jews.
Good stuff, right? Try reading it without hearing it in a monotone, 4th-grader-reading-in-front-of-his-class voice. It simply can’t be done. The entire website is written at a 4th grade level, with almost no compound sentences and very simple words. If this woman somehow passed the MN state bar exam, it must have been read to her and her answers dictated.
Is there something in the water in MN? Maybe a little too much lye left in the lutefisk?
September 2nd, 2009 — Boner, congress, Open Thread, shit found
One interesting item for discussion is Obama’s chances at re-election and the dems chances to hold onto congress in 2010. This guy discusses that, and his experience on Fox’s morning show:
There was just no pretense of trying to do anything even vaguely resembling the news. I’m not reflexively anti-FOX; in fact, I’d had a couple of good experiences last year on Shepherd Smith and on their business channel. But as for their morning program: Wow. I’ve never met people more terrified of what might happen if they actually tried to engage in a rational discussion.
Personally, I think the dems will be lucky to hold onto anything resembling their current margin in the house, and will almost certainly lose their 60-seat senate majority. But I still like Obama’s chances in 2012.
August 26th, 2009 — America, congress, Conservatives, Freedom, Healthcare, Healthcare reform
In these trying times of woe, when our own illegitimate president from Kenya is attempting to destroy our economy, take over all our hospitals, and kill our grannies, it’s nice to know we can still count on the LORD to send us true Real American Patriots like Michelle Bachmann.
On a conference call the other day, along with North Carolina Rep. Virginia Foxx – who correctly exposed the murder of that gay kid in Wyoming as a hoax, and former Colorado Rep. Marilyn Musgrave – who bravely stood her ground even as it became obvious that the people of her district had mistakenly elected her Godless heathen democrat opponent, Bachmann exposed president Barry Hussein’s true agenda:
“We all need to consider that in God’s timing that he may have allowed us, as members of Congress, to be in the position that we’re in just for this specific issue right now,” she said. “Everything that all of us have worked together and labored for over the years, all of it could be undermined with this one bill. President Obama realizes that. The radicals that are on the pro-abortion left, they realize that. They could win it all. And the unborn, and the vulnerable, the disabled and those at the end of life could lose it it all.”
Without such brave Real American Patriots in the halls of congress, people might start believing the myths that the government doesn’t want to send your grandmas to government-run glue factories.
See ya later, fornicators!
March 16th, 2009 — America, anger, congress, economy, Fuck Off, obama
The guys who drove AIG to the point where they needed your money to survive would like you to know how grateful they are and that they’re spending it wisely to ensure they don’t need any more of your money in the future.
Just kidding. They’re handing out $165 million in bonuses to their derivatives traders – the ones who put them into this situation. For their part, the government is doing everything it can to try and stop these bonuses from being paid. We taxpayers are, after all, the largest shareholder in the company. Surely there’s something we can do , right?
Personally, I’m recording the testimony of AIG’s CEO so I can get some popcorn and watch him squirm. I really hope he tries to defend the bonuses – comedy gold in the making.
February 16th, 2009 — 1st Amendment, anger, Art, congress, Conspiracy Theories, economy, Music
I don’t understand why they didn’t just print Katrina’s whole letter.
I assume it’s because the AL editorial staff has some hidden agenda to suppress dissent and criticism.
Here is Kat’s piece in it’s entirety.
Governor Rounds set goals in the 2010 Initiative to double visitor spending and develop SD’s quality of life as one of the best in the nation. Without the foundation of the South Dakota Arts Council, how will these goals be met? Cultural tourism revenues and the creation and development of vibrant, creative, economically progressive communities is a residual effect of government support of the arts.
I was one of those Gen-Xers that wanted to get away from the rural life of South Dakota as soon as I graduated from SDSU. That was, until I discovered that I could find a career in the arts here.
I’ve worked for a non-profit arts organization for the last eight years that receives a grant from the South Dakota Arts Council. Each time my organization produces an event our patrons and vendors positively impact the state through sales tax revenues.
A report from Americans for the Arts shows that as of January 2008, South Dakota is home to 1,287 arts-related businesses that employ 6,368 people and it is estimated that these businesses and arts workers create a local economic impact of $48 million.
The foundation that the SD Arts Council provides my organization keeps one more young person in this state to pay taxes, buy a home and start a family.
My life is a microcosm of the trickle-down effect of how funding the SD Arts Council benefits our communities.
I’m tired of the argument that funding the arts is frivolous and meaningless. Ideas like this are millions of miles away from the reality of how government funding of the arts truly does benefit us all, not only intrinsically, but in regard to our economy.
November 20th, 2008 — Auto Industry Bailout, Autos, congress