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Working Poor w/2nd jobs are now called ‘Hustlers’

Gotta love the media, now people who ‘dare’ get a second job are ‘Hustlers’;

A recent survey from Bankrate shows that more than 44 million Americans now have what’s known as a side hustle.

The definition of ‘Hustler’;

an aggressively enterprising person; a go-getter OR a prostitute
So now people who need a second job to make ends meet are just considered ‘aggressive’ and ‘prostitutes’.
But here’s the reality folks, the South Dakota Department of Labor’s latest statistics from 2014 Census data show South Dakota had the highest percentage of people who work more than one job.
Why do you think that is? Let me sum this up for the SF Development Foundation, The SD Department of Labor, Mark Mickelson and Governor Daugaard – South Dakota’s full-time employment doesn’t pay SH*T! Get it?

Belfrage & Epp defend Stehly’s idea for districting parks board

Greg and Todd discussed the ‘logic’ behind the districting and questioned why anyone in the administration would be against it.

But Todd took an interesting twist on it and asked why a director of a department (Don Kearney with Parks and Rec) would take such a public stand against a city councilors legislative idea. Belfrage said that has been the mayor’s ‘style’ having his peeps gun against the councils ideas when it goes against his.

When you have Belfrage and Epp defending Stehly’s idea, you know the Mayor doesn’t have a leg to stand on.

Just to Clarify

When you only have 30 minutes (about 20 minutes when news and ads are played) it’s hard to rattle off everything you want to say on a radio program.

Yesterday on the Patrick Lalley show, Pat asked a few questions I wanted to go into more detail on. The first one about being a ‘bomb thrower’. I guess I just look at things in a different perspective, and if I see things going on in local government that doesn’t pass the smell test, I like to dig in it a bit. I don’t consider that ‘bomb throwing’ I consider that ‘truth telling’.

But the other question Pat asked just to get some jollies out of me was, “Why do you hate the mayor?” OR he may have phrased it, “Do you hate the mayor?” I can’t remember, either way, as I said on the show, I don’t think about politician’s personal lives or personal feelings and went on to say that I may hate the policy decisions the mayor may make, but not the person.

But I wanted to also clarify something else. I know that I have been accused of being mean and ‘personally’ attacking the mayor and his family. Trust me, if I really wanted to attack the mayor’s personal life, or quite honestly anyone on the council, I would have plenty of ammunition. But I’m not the National Enquirer. I have been told all kinds of things about the Mayor and council, some I have verified, some is just gossip. But I want to reassure people, that most of the stories I hear are pretty harmless things in their personal lives that have more to do with being a little quirky even if lawyers have been involved a few times. But for the most part our local city politicos have pretty clean records, and for that, we can consider ourselves very fortunate. Now if we can just clean up the Fire Department . . . 🙁

City Archive of Videos on YouTube is the Tip of the Iceberg

As you may have probably noticed on South DaCola’s YouTube channel, Cameraman Bruce has been working hard on loading the city’s public videos;

A Sioux Falls activist is taking it upon himself to download and archive thousands of city government videos in an effort to make sure they’re always available to the public.

We have also been working on another special project that will change the way you can research and monitor local government, without my editorial rants, details coming soon. It’s gonna be YUGGGE!

Stehly to be guest on the Good Ship Lalley Pop Show

Day 3 of the KSOO radio show experiment will feature Theresa Stehly (about 4:30). I will admit, for being a green horn at this, Lalley is doing a pretty good job. Shout out to Dan Peters for his excellent production and guidance.

PART II: Argus Leader Joe Sneve talks city business on SE Podcast.

Episode II

He also mentions getting in trouble with the mayor for drinking a beer with me and Cameraman Bruce. (EP 1)

Who reads the Argus Leader?

I’m not sure what the demographic is. My assumption has always been it is businesses and elderly who still have a subscription. Below you will see a memo sent to the city council (they have to designate the paper, the official paper of the city for legal notices on Tuesday night). With a city of 178K and over 60K households, the circulation numbers are not exactly stellar (19,568 weekdays and 31,468 on Sundays). Compare that to Yankton with a pop of 14K and circulation of 7,300 or Mitchell with a population of 15K and circulation of 9,400 or Aberdeen with a pop of 26K and a circulation of 10,700, and it seems the small town papers have more support.

Herry Groton?

Someone told me about Perry’s new look a few weeks ago, and it seems it is real. But I’m curious if he is just styling it different or got a full on Mitch Krebs? Either way, I think it looks good, and I applaud Groton. I know it’s probably not easy for a reporter to try something new when it comes to personal appearances.

Jon Michaels’ Forum

Detroit Lewis was the guest on Forum this week. It airs on KELO-AM & FM on Sunday morning. The Podcast will be up Friday.

We talked about many topics, including ambulance, school board election, municipal election, code enforcement, food tax and transparency in government.

You know what is really disgusting?

A foul mouth red head, but disgusting?

Okay, we have all heard about Griffin. I agree, she should not have done what she did, and should have treated a sitting president better. Personally, I think Griffin is funny, but you have to be into gay men humor, which is really her style. If you are a gay man or have male gay friends, you get it. If you are an ultra conservative that thinks gays are sinners, well, I get why you don’t understand her.

To be honest, I really didn’t get her joke about Trump. Was I disgusted? A little, but more bewildered then anything. It wasn’t funny, and really wasn’t her style.

But something about this controversy really ticked me off. The word people used over and over again was ‘disgusting’. And I get it.

But do you know what is truly disgusting? A presidential candidate who brags about grabbing women’s vaginas, calls them pigs, calls his opponent a ‘Nasty Women’ etc. etc. Everyone thought that was just fine. Well it wasn’t, it was truly ‘disgusting’. Those who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.

Now hopefully Griffin goes back to what she is good at, and we can only wish our president would go back to his previous job to, or better yet, just go away.