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SOS Krebs doesn’t even know who the registered Republicans are

Thanks for your litter Shantel

Well, I have known for a long time that SOS Shantel Krebs has no clue how to run her office, except she did it better than that last guy and his knuckle-head friend. Yeah, I know, that bar wasn’t real high.

But I would think Shantel and her campaign crew would know it is pointless to leave lit in the door of a registered Independent (over a decade – and never a Republican).

If Tapio or Johnson did this, I wouldn’t have blinked an eye, BUT THE SECRETARY OF THE STATE!

Shantel best find a new source for a clean list besides her front drawer. Hilarious.

Shantel, I know a guy, but he charges a pretty penny.

Looks like Krebs used a big time TV commercial director to make her ads

Sometimes copying other great TV commercials is the KEY. Bravo Shantel.

A teachable moment?

I never expected SOS Shantel Krebs to take down the photo of a Mobridge student sporting a traitor’s shirt or another student sporting gang symbols. But she did, good for her. Even though she said it was ‘out of respect to the faculty and students’. Not even sure what heck that means, but nice try Shantel.

What worries me more about this situation is that schools don’t teach government or civics anymore. Some would say this is a 1st Amendment issue, I would agree. So let’s have that important discussion. What if the shirt was a Swastica or a image of Satan? What if it was of a nude girl? History tells us that we fought a bloody civil war to defeat the traitors of the South, just like we fought another bloody war to defeat facism in WWII. While I will defend anyone’s right to express themselves, there is a fine line when you are doing it on school time funded by taxpayers. I got into this same debate with the SF school district when teachers were advocating for the school start date on the taxpayers time and dime. Or when a private HS painted Christian religious symbols on taxpayer funded snowplows. There is a time and place (even legally) when it is appropriate to express your 1st amendment rights. Disrupting other students when taxpayers are paying to educate these kids is not appropriate, Mobridge faculty should have known better. Placing this photo on a taxpayer funded website for over a year is also not appropriate. Krebs and her staff should have known better, and should apologize out of respect to her fellow taxpayers who fund her salary and office.

Free speech is a wonderful thing, but when you are using my tax dollars to force your opinion on me, I take issue with this. If you want to look or talk or act like a jackass, you have that right under the 1st Amendment, you lose those rights when you use my taxdollars to do so. Maybe if schools would get back to teaching history and civics we wouldn’t have to see this stupidity anymore. It makes you wonder if our elected government officials understand the government they are in charge of running.

Shantel, I don’t think that is a ‘Dukes of Hazard’ T-Shirt

Many are wondering why Shantel keeps this photo up on a taxpayer funded website of a student proudly wearing the ‘losing’ teams shirt. Funny, I don’t see any Minnesota Vikings shirts in the crowd, at least some of the students had a little common sense.

So where were the missing files Shantel?

Maybe he was hiding the files in his cheeks?

While I appreciate SOS Shantel Krebs cleaning up the disaster called Gantless & Pitty, there is one tiny little question remaining, WHERE or WHO had the files?

Now, a year and a half later, Krebs says all the documents are back on a brand new site, on a secure State server.

Remember when Pitty was playing the musical servers with his website, traveling all over the country on a little farewell tour? Makes you wonder if these files (owned by the state and taxpayers) were sitting on private servers for anyone in the private sector could view AND/OR use for business purposes?

Of course we will never know, now that Shantel cleaned it all up. And as much as her faction of the SD GOP may hate Gantless & Pitty, they will always have their backs in the coverup.

Cat Fight?

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UPDATE: SuFuStu shuts off chat(?) during his interview of SOS Krebs

UPDATE: After watching the beginning of this interview, and seeing how it was back up against the sports show, and how quickly Shantel was sweeped in, it would seem to me this was a pre-recorded show, and that is why the live chat was not used. Not sure if that is true, but if it is, what’s the point in lying about it? Why not just say it was pre-recorded? Weird.

During the beginning of the interview, they claimed it was a ‘technical’ issue, yet neither host had an electronic device in their hands. Not saying this was on purpose since it has happened before, but seems strange that you have a state constitutional officer as a guest and there is NO online chat, or an attempt to get it to work.

Hmmm.

I had a question for Shantel;

Why are there still issues with the voting lists?

I also was skeptical of her comment about Jason Gant during wordplay. She said when asked ‘Jason Gant’

Unaware.

Oh, I think he was well aware of what he was doing, and to give him a pass for being ignorant or just stupid isn’t fair to SD taxpayers and voters. I’m not calling him a genius, but I am not expecting him to have integrity either.

I think the SD GOP including Krebs dropped the ball on Gant, and a public shaming on Stormland-TV doesn’t cut the mustard for the due punishment he deserved.

UPDATE, Remember the musical servers?

UPDATE: It only took Stormland TV two and half years to pick up on something I forgotten I reported.

And a year earlier I was exposing the ‘campaign store’ Pitty was running.

I guess I don’t feel so bad for not catching this before Stormland, because it has been so long since I reported it, I forgot about it. Now maybe they will do a story about real pressing issues, like our mayor possibly running for higher office and hop-scotching all over the state to OTHER Home Rule cities on our dime.

Remember when we were chasing former SD deputy secretary of state Powers and SOS Gant for running a campaign business while working for the state?

Remember Powers’ departure and the nationwide tour his servers took?

Seems Kennecke over at Stormland asked current SOS Krebs an interesting question about missing corporate files, her response? Astounding;

When Krebs won the election for Secretary of State, she also discovered she had inherited a problem. Krebs says the state IT department informed her of a hack on the data base for corporate filings in April of 2012.

“I want to clarify that the corporations system or website was on an outside server.  And it was not on the state’s information and technology–state sanctioned and state secured–server,” Krebs said.

Something Krebs says was set up by her predecessor Jason Gant.

“We used state servers; we used outside servers,” Gant said.

 

Outside Servers!? This is going to get real interesting real quick.

Secretary of State Krebs should use this opportunity to her benefit

As you may or may not know, the MC Election Review Commission’s chair, Danielson found many issues with data coming from the SOS office, and probably caused many of the issues auditor Litz was having with sending out wrong ballots. These issues occurred during Gant’s tenure. I think Krebs should take heed of the recommendations, and fix the issues with data that happened during Gant’s administration. It will only be to Shantel’s benefit, but better yet, benefit voters and auditors across the state. We will see how she handles it.

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Rapid City Mayor helps collect signatures to put Civic Center on ballot

Mayor Kooiker continues to surprise me every day;

Kooiker, who estimated he personally collected about 400 signatures, said he was pleased that the City Council’s decision to approve $180 million in bonds for a new civic center arena will be put to a public vote.

What I find amazing about what Sam did, is that not only did he support a public vote, he helped collect signatures. This is in stark reality to our mayor who told everyone he supported snow gates, but when asked to sign the petition to put them on the ballot, he refused, as did many local politicians, including our Secretary of State elect Shantel Krebs, who told petition gathers after refusing to sign, “Initiatives/referendums should be illegal in South Dakota.” Interesting statement from the person that is now in charge of our elections 🙁

I want to commend Mayor Kooiker for standing up for democracy in South Dakota and setting an example for other elected officials who don’t really understand the process that well.