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Stehly on Lalley, 3:45 Today, KSOO AM 1000

Councilor Stehly to be on Lalley at 3:45 Monday to speak about the effort to shove the citizens to the back of the “Public Input Bus.”

Samantha Bee should be fired as soon as they fire Rush, Hannity and all the other bigot conservative talking heads

Here we go again, a liberal (comedian) calls Ivanka Trump a female body part and the conservative talking heads are freaking out.

First off, I watch Sam’s show. I like it, she has good writers and she has good delivery. I also liked her on the Daily Show and was glad she got her own show. I will admit though, if you are conservative or don’t like potty mouths DON’T WATCH IT. If you think Sam saying the ‘C’ word is over the top you obviously don’t watch her show. I’m sure she drops about 5-6 F-Bombs per episode and a lot of other words you are not going to hear on regular TV.

As for comparing her to Roseanne is far-fetched. First off, as I have pointed out, this is what Sam does, and has from the beginning, she is a liberal slant comedian who hates Trump. She REALLY hates him, and she has writers who run the script through producers. While her use of the English language was VILE, it wasn’t racist, maybe a little sexist, but not racist. I think it is pretty clear when you are a celebrity white person and you call a black person an ‘ape’ that is racist. A female calling another female a body part is NOT racist.

But lastly, what sticks in my craw about all this is that Rush and Hannity and all the other conservative talking heads (who are NOT scripted and NOT comedians) say racist crap non-stop, everyday! Rush has been doing it for over 20 years! I remember, I used to have to listen to him when I worked Saturday’s at KWSN part-time. I would play ‘the best of the week’ reel. He made me ill than, and continues to make me ill. He is a disgusting, bigot, POS, pig and should have been fired years ago.

Some on the right may say the problem with our country (no pun intended) are comedians like Samantha when in fact our country has gone down the racist rabbit hole because we have let people like Rush spew their BS Hate for far too long.

If you want Sam to quit or get fired for her comments, than we need to go down the line and get rid of Rush and the rest of his ilk.

REPLAY: Patrick Lalley Show – KSOO 1000 AM – 4 PM

Not sure what I will be talking about, probably the upcoming primary. REPLAY.

Why aren’t the Democratic Candidates included in debates?

I found it very strange that several public debates are scheduled for governor and congress but the Democrats are not invited?

In all fairness, Bjorkman and Sutton may have declined, which I doubt, but you never know. But I have a feeling they were not asked.

Some would argue this is because the Republicans are the only ones that have a primary, but why not include the Dems? Wouldn’t they add a lot to the debate? It’s almost like the Republicans only matter. Not only are Independents like me left out of an election I am paying for, apparently I am left out of the debates also.

I guess we know which way our media leans.

What does the KSFY/KDLT merger mean for local TV news?

I’m sure Gray (the owners of KSFY and soon to be owners of KDLT) will argue that having the two news teams in the same studios will make them better. Ah, I’m not so sure.

Not only do I expect layoffs of some of the top anchors and low rung videographers (rumor has it that Tom and Brian are going to have a cage match to determine who is top dog anchor person, or is it a hot dog eating contest? Can’t remember.) you will see some staff changes.

I think Gray should put up a public comment page on their website and let the public decide who to keep and who to let go. They should also let the public pick which personalities will do the NBC local news and who will do the ABC local news. I also think they should have their field reporters working for both stations.

But the bigger question I have is will both entities just do the same stories? I know what you are thinking, they already do. While I haven’t had television in my home for over 6 years, I do go to the websites and watch vids or livestream it sometimes. Both websites could use improvements.

Another question is how will this affect the real top dog in local TV news, Stormland-TV? Will they lose advertisers? Will Angela be forced to do real investigative stories instead chasing white trash skanks around stealing buffet cards?

It will be interesting to watch the transformation. And by the way, if you would like any suggestions on that possible termination list, shoot me an email Jim, I have some ideas.

UPDATE III: FORMER Argus’ ED Board member Co-Chairs TenHaken’s Campaign

UPDATE III: Ding! Ding! Ding! And the winner is . . .

As the May 1 election approaches, those distinctions have been drawn. It is our conclusion that TenHaken’s experience and leadership qualities make him the best choice to succeed Mike Huether as the city’s next mayor.

Shocker!!! Oh, but the Argus wanted to reassure us no funny business is going on;

Editor’s note: Though community at-large members are a key part of the mission of the Argus Leader editorial board, such members were not part of the discussions involving this endorsement.

So Stu Whitney and Cory Myers endorsed Paul. That makes me feel comfortable.

UPDATE II: From Cory Myers;

Hi Scott, all – Michelle is a former community member of the Argus editorial board. She was not part of any editorial board discussions concerning the mayoral candidates, nor any board discussions since December of 2017.

How fun it was for Cory Myers to cry about transparency yesterday;

But specifically for a campaign so focused on transparency, I see no reason why Loetscher won’t release this voicemail.

You mean like when you (didn’t) release this information before the general election when your editorial board endoresed TenHaken and Loetscher;

Oh, that’s right, you didn’t bother telling your readers.

Ironically, TenHaken is the one that scooped this on his FB page. So the Argus ED Board, who has a FORMER member that is assisting TenHaken’s campaign, was endorsing TenHaken.

WOW! Let’s talk ‘transparency’ Cory.

Can’t wait to see if the Argus endorses TenHaken before Tuesday. Cory might have to do a lot of explaining to his far away boss in Denver and the execs at Gannet. Or maybe this is just par for course?

Why not endorse Donald Duck? It would seem less ridiculous.

Sioux Falls City Councilor Kiley on Main Street Café this Morning

KSOO Radio’s Main Street Cafe with Chad and Beth had as special guest Sioux Falls City Council Chair Rick Kiley on April 6, 2018. LISTEN HERE.

The discussion centered on Public Input during the City Council meetings without touching on why people are showing up. Instead of trying to talk about the important issues being brought up during the citizen inputs, Rick only talked about his hurt feelings.


McKenzie; you’ve done away with I think I agree it’s a very important part of the meeting I just think that we’ve lost all decorum it’s gotten to the point we’re expecting you guys to sit through a video of toy trains with the three stooges doing some sort of Nazi salute* at the very end of it or somebody who’s done a rap video that’s uh that’s a waste of time that’s not what public input was intended to be at least in my opinion so I agree with you I think the public input released remain but my question is does it have to be on television does it have to be carried live on Sioux Falls on your cable channel**

*This episode of the Three Stooges is one of their most famous, it was making fun of fascism and dictatorships, not promoting it.

**CityLink is on Cable. But it is also public access paid for by the very people who speak at public input.

Kiley; well you bring up very good points Chad and I would agree that the examples that you just just cited that’s not productive time that’s not using our time productively or the citizens time productively especially for individuals that are attending the meeting because they have important items that are going to appear later on the agenda.

*The people who speak at public input own the city government just as much as the people that are there to do business.

There’s been cases where we haven’t finished a few times it’s been after 10:30 close to 11 o’clock and sometimes that’s due to the length of public input sometimes that’s due to the length of input during the different items as well but and much I much of the input over the years has been very valuable

*No where in the charter is there a ‘time limit’ on meetings. If they are getting long the council can take a short recess or recess to the next day. They have that right. They also are getting paid to be there unlike the public who shows up on their own time.

but as I mentioned lately here we’ve reached new lows and unfortunately I do believe that it’s probably going to be looked at very closely with the new administration coming on and what kind of changes could potentially be implemented I’m not sure what those may be you bring up some good suggestions.

*I hope changes are made. I told Bruce recently that as soon as the new mayor is elected I am going to sit down with them and explain the importance of public input. I’m also going to tell them that it won’t be the same because the person causing the turmoil will be gone. As long as the next chair is dedicated to open and transparent government, they will have no concerns about public input.

Others have too by the way the story that you posted to the KSOO website a few days ago that’s been picked up by other blogs as well and comments have been made in and for most purposes I know the comments that I’ve seen have been favorable towards what you what you have written.

*Actually the comments have been about 50/50 with most people agreeing it is the chair that has turned this into a circus. In fact, when Kiley ran the meeting about a month ago in the absence of the mayor, public input went swimmingly.

It’s obvious something does need to change but it’s very unfortunate that there’s really just a small group and I mean three to four people that are driving this change the need for the change I would say it’s become personal it’s now to the point where for some reason it’s become a personal thing they’re out to purposely embarrass the City Council and the mayor for whatever reason and it it’s uncalled for it doesn’t need to be yes unfortunately for the mayor it’s it has to be difficult to sit in his seat night after night and take that kind of abuse and there’s been some directed toward the City Council but not nearly as much as what’s been directed towards the mayor and I would tend to agree that it is personal it’s now a clash between individuals that do not like one another and it’s just unfortunate and it’s serving absolutely no purpose it’s big it’s turned into a mockery and that’s not the way it was intended to be well we should be able to have people attend with their children we’ve had Scouts and Girl Scouts and other individuals bring their children the smoking issue brought families in and then had to have them exposed to this kind of behavior it’s not only is it embarrassing but it is just not right.

*So now government is PG rated? In a Democracy things are messy, and I think it is a great civic lesson to the young people that are attending.

Hosts; and Rick to you one of the things I’m concerned about is if a citizen would like to address during that time that they may see themselves as not wanting to be grouped in with the others that are also providing that public input and so people with a concern I don’t like about tree trimming or something are not going to go there because they don’t want to be seen as part of that group best you bring you bring up a very good point after witnessing what happened there there was another lady that I had not ever seen before at public input and I’m quite certain she did come up but I’m quite certain she was wondering what she was getting herself into at the time and we don’t want to discourage individuals from addressing their City Council we would like them to feel that they’re free to do so well Rick we appreciate you making some time for us this morning and addressing what was on our website earlier this week I hope that the new City Council and the new mayor addressed this and something can be done about it.

*Actually I think we have empowered a lot of people to come up and speak. I have been speaking for over 12 years at council meetings and I am often complimented on my testimony. The only person intimidating people from speaking is the chair who stares people down and makes smart ass remarks after they speak. He recently told an attorney that he should be ‘better prepared’. Really?

Kiley; I truly do well I hope so too and I hope that the citizens have realized this isn’t a reflection of a good work that the City Council is performing and when I say that I include the mayor there have been a lot of good things that have come out of our meetings and out of the whole process but it’s easily overshadowed by just a few minutes of very gear responsible behavior.

Hosts; Thank You councilor we appreciate it thank you okay have a good day councilor Rick Kiley chair of the Sioux Falls City Council joining us this morning here on KSOO.

Here we go again, McKenzie thinks he knows something about city government

Chad takes another ‘stab’ at muni-government, and fails again. First off Chad, they are called ‘councilors’ not ‘commissioners’. Commissioners work for the county. No need to feel bad about it though, on your Anti-Station, KELO AM, they call them commissioners to.

Chad is mad because Starr and Stehly don’t have their BIOS on the city website;

Closed-circuit to City Councilors Theresa Stehly and Pat Starr: why aren’t your biographies on the city website? I thought you were all about transparency? After all, you’re an official representative of the city – aren’t you?

Before I called both Pat and Theresa and ask them why, I assumed it is because the city just didn’t post them or problems with the website when it was upgraded.

Theresa was a little bit of both. Her BIO was originally posted, than after the upgrade it disappeared, so she was asked to re-submit. She told me she will get on it. But what is funny about that is that if you don’t know who Theresa ‘IS’ by now, I feel sorry for you if you have to go to the city website to figure it out.

Pat told me he has never submitted a BIO, but has been working on one. He basically told me, “It’s about self-promotion anyway? Right?” and that he will get around to it eventually.

Do the BIO’s matter? I think people elect these people based on the fact they DO know their backgrounds before they even vote for them.

Please Chad, go back to donuts and coffee talk.

SouthDaCola Podcast Election Preview

Maybe it’s dumb luck, but the next scheduled podcast is for Monday April 9th, the eve of the municipal election. My featured guest will be Joe Metro, municipal reporter Joe Sneve from the Argus Leader. We will hash out the election and probably dive into a bunch of other stuff. Thank goodness this is a podcast, I wouldn’t want Joe to stare into the camera 🙂

Why doesn’t the City of Sioux Falls have an RSS News Feed? (H/T – Robert Mehling)

Robert from the SE Podcast pointed this out to me not long ago and sent me this email today;

Maybe this is a Nothing Burger but I’m setting up a news aggregator for statewide news for my site and collecting the RSS feeds of every news producing entity in SD I can think of.  Now it’s really hard to find a major city in the US that doesn’t offer a news RSS.  In South Dakota most of the larger cities do:

I wanted to get the RSS feed for Sioux Falls but there is no link to it so I emailed the city and got this reply.
“Robert, We do not have an RSS feed for news posts.”
So I thought, wow that’s really rare and weird.  So I did some digging on their website myself and it looks like they had an RSS feed.  They shut it off in 2016.
As I’m looking at this I’m listening to Parick Lalley and you on there saying the city implemented a secret gag order in 2016…  The timing of me starting my hunt for RSS feeds and you being on the radio couldn’t have been more perfect.  Just like the timing of the RSS feed being removed and the possible gag order.
So like I said, maybe it’s nothing.  Just thought you might be interested.
Robert Mehling
It seems the mayor was bent on killing information leaks from the city hall two years ago.