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Bee Smart!

As councilor Stehly points out, let’s join the fight to save the bees.

Ok, this is just weird

Found on FB;

South Dakota governor Kristi Noem’s daughter Kassidy got married. Check out their souvenir button I hope that Kyle and Kass aren’t planning to use Trump as an example for how to make a marriage great again. He hasn’t succeeded yet.

Marriage, Real Estate, deal making, and in all due respect he did lose the popular vote by 6 million.

UPDATE: Noem’s photo op didn’t go well

UPDATE: A SouthDaCola foot soldier who knows the student told me this, “She was kicked out of girls state for posting that photo.Friends of Noem’s messaged her threatening if she didnt take it down.”

Ever notice that the SD GOP royalty can’t take a joke?

And she doesn’t even have a real college degree

Hey Noem, some people actually pay for their own security

Please protect me from my constituents, especially in a salon lobby.

Another Democrat showing just how cheap the president and Noem are;

EL PASO, Texas – Democratic presidential candidate BetoO’Rourke’s campaign, BetoFor America, has fully reimbursed the City of El Paso for its March 30th campaign kick-off rally in Downtown.

But the $20K Noem still owes the citizens of Sioux Falls is a spit in the bucket compared to the $400K she is looking for from the state taxpayers for a fence around her residence. If Noem wants to continue to be paranoid about her security, fine, but she can do it on her own dime.

We wonder why we rank so high in Government corruption in South Dakota

Because 40 years of one party rule has shredded the rules for that party. So a Republican AG says that a city ran by a (partisan) Republican Mayor with a Republican President visiting could legally donate security detail to a Republican Governor Candidate’s campaign because they were protecting a Republican President (who just happened to be in town for a PRIVATE fundraiser for a fellow Republican).

Bend over South Dakota, it’s gonna be a long four years.

Click to enlarge the hypocrisy

More stupidity from Pierre

Noem’s Favorite Film?

It would be fun to re-write this film poster as a toon. Any ideas?

Gov Noem on Hemp; Dumber than a box of Rocks

We used to have this Chocolate Lab Mutt on the farm called Duke, but mostly we would refer to him as ‘Dumber than a box of rocks’ to our neighbors, besides wagging his big goofy tail and trying to kill our farm animals he wasn’t much good for anything.

I kind of wonder if Noem’s stance on industrial hemp isn’t the same? Just read her incredibly ignorant statement on the issue;

Dear Mr. Speaker and Members of the House of Representatives,

I respectfully return to you House Bill 1191, with my VETO. House Bill 1191 is an Act to legalize the growth, production, and processing of industrial hemp and derivative products in the state.

South Dakota must stand as an example for the rest of the country, not simply go along with others. Our focus must be on leading for South Dakotas next generation. Our state is not yet ready for industrial hemp.

You only ‘lead the way’ when you are the first one to try something new, not last. Forty-one states are already ‘Leading the Way’. Besides that, it is a crop that has been used thousands of years across the world. Apparently Noem wants South Dakota to be dead last on Hemp production, and why not, we are last in every other category except government corruption where we are first place.

Foremost among the many defects of this bill are the challenges it creates for law enforcement. HB 1191 complicates law enforcement searches and provides a ready-made defense for those breaking our drug laws. This poorly drafted bill changes the definition of marijuana with little regard for the implications elsewhere in our Code. It would create uncertainty for prosecution under our ingestion statute because the source of THC is placed in doubt when industrial hemp products that contain small amounts of THC, such as cannabidiol or CBD, are legalized. As Governor, I will not leave it to our courts to interpret how this bill impacts our prohibition on the active ingredient in marijuana, and I do not believe the Legislature intended to complicate enforcement of our ingestion statute in this way.

Actually leaving it up to the ‘courts’ would be the right way to go, because I believe there isn’t a judge in the state that would prosecute a hemp farmer for producing a plant that contains only a trace of THC. And since Hemp isn’t Marijuana (that’s why the definition was changed) why would law enforcement be involved with harvesting it? They wouldn’t be.

Although proponents claim hemp has a wide variety of uses, the legislative debate makes it clear that this bill is less about helping farmers and more about commercial interest in one product: CBD. No other type of hemp producer or processor retained paid lobbyists this Session. HB 1191 rejected critical parts of the amendment my Administration discussed with the bills sponsors. It would instead allow the immediate, widespread production and use of CBD, as well as other hemp derivatives, even though the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has yet to approve them as safe for therapeutic use or for interstate commerce. In fact, the FDA has not yet begun its regulatory process on hemp derivatives, including CBD. South Dakota should be guided by the FDA on these issues, not special interests.

Well, she is right about one thing, without hemp you can’t make CBD and you can’t make CBD without growing hemp. The makers of CBD will just buy from other states and continue to make the product whetherhemp is legal in SD or not. Noem seems to be under the impression that if SD doesn’t grow hemp,CBD won’t be available here. WOW! Makes you wonder where the grocery stores are getting salmon and halibut?

As I first stated many weeks ago, HB 1191 is premature. There is no urgent problem requiring an immediate solution this session. Until the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) issues its own rules, the regular growth and interstate transport of hemp cannot begin. No industrial hemp will cross into South Dakota without those rules, which USDA has announced it will not issue until late 2019. We have no way of knowing today what those rules will require. What limited structure HB 1191 does create to regulate industrial hemp in our state could very well be in conflict.

It is anything BUT premature. The law would not have gone into affect until July 1st, missing the 2019 growing period all together. Even if the legislature was able to pass this law, the first hemp crops wouldn’t be harvested until the fall of 2020. Plenty of time to review the rules and make adjustments.

Finally, I am concerned that this bill supports a national effort to legalize marijuana for recreational use. I do not doubt the motives of this bills legislative champions. However, an overwhelming number of contacts I have received in favor of this bill come from pro-marijuana activists. There is no question in my mind that normalizing hemp, like legalizing medical marijuana, is part of a larger strategy to undermine enforcement of the drug laws and make legalized marijuana inevitable.

Even if that BS statement is true (from her anonymous contacts), so what? Recreational marijuana is becoming more legal across the United States and eventually the Federal Government will give the green light to legalize it Nationally. It’s coming (I expect it to be legal nationwide by 2025) and a veto on industrial hemp isn’t going to stop that freight train.

This issue was never ripe for discussion during this legislative session, and our state governments efforts and resources should be focused elsewhere until the federal governments approach on this issue is clear.

For these reasons, I oppose this bill and ask that you sustain my veto.

Respectfully submitted,

Kristi Noem

It not only was a ‘ripe’ discussion, it was thoroughly vetted by farmers, constituents and farm agencies who see hemp as an incredible opportunity not only in farming but in manufacturing for our state. Like my dog Duke, Noem is ‘Dumber than a box of rocks’ when it comes to legalizing industrial hemp. It was truly a sad day in Pierre, especially in the Governor’s office. I guess not only hemp is illegal to grow in SD but so are brain cells.

Noem’s shallow money argument

While Donita ‘Noem’ Trump used the money argument on presumptive probation, I think that same argument is shallow when it comes to Hemp and Spanish DL tests.

The reason presumptive probation came about in the first place was to save taxpayers money in incarceration AND that treatment for drug addiction works better out of jail.

Noem tries to use the same arguments when it comes to industrial hemp and Spanish DL tests.

Noem claims that enforcement and regulation will cost millions when it comes to industrial hemp. As for regulation, licensing fees will cover those costs. In other words, producers of hemp will have to pay the appropriate fees to the state when it comes to regulating the crop. They know that, and expect it. As for enforcement, I guess I’m confused by this. When was the last time a law enforcement officer in South Dakota had to get involved with a farmer’s corn crop? It is a ridiculous notion. As we all know, industrial hemp doesn’t contain enough THC to get anyone high and secondly, recreational marijuana is grown in controlled green house environments, at least the good stuff is. If hidden in an industrial hemp field it would be poor quality and get overgrown by the industrial hemp. Also, if a farmer is growing industrial hemp for a profitable rotational crop why would they risk their livelihood on growing and selling something illegal? They wouldn’t. Noem needs to put her 4-Square Bible away and look at the facts. Industrial Hemp will make the state millions, not only privately but in tax revenue. It also has the potential to create tons of growth industries RIGHT HERE! I could imagine POET some day experimenting in making bio-fuels from it. The possibilities are endless, and so are Noem’s excuses.

When it comes to Spanish DL tests, I take issue with the ‘printing’ costs. As a person who has worked in the printing and communications industry for over 25 years, she has no idea what she is talking about.

First off, if technology is used properly, there wouldn’t be any printing costs at all, for any language. Many tech companies, including Google have FREE software out there that can translate.

Secondly, even if a written test has to be given, you don’t have to print that in advance. You could give the DMV’s Adobe Acrobat files (PDFs) that could be printed out at the locations upon request, ANY language. I doubt many would have to be printed except in more populated areas.

And lastly, I will agree with Noem on one level, when you come to this country, and you want to work and raise your family here, you need to make an effort to learn our main language. Many of those opportunities are available for free. But I will also say, having foreign language speakers of any country having a legal DL and insurance is beneficial to all of us. Because we all know that right now, they are probably driving illegally. Which costs the rest of us law abiding citizens way more then pooping out a couple of tests on a copier at the DMV.

Once again Noem, Grow a Brain.