I guess anyone is better than Don Haggar

The governor appoints ANOTHER legislator. I don’t know how many that is in his two terms as governor, but It has to be in the high teens. Democracy at work folks.

The governor appointed Doug Barthel, former SF police chief to District 10 seat left empty by another Republican quitter Don Haggar.

I get pretty leary of former law enforcement in the state legislature. Remember the stellar term of Gene Abdallah? Yeah, that was wonderful, NOT.

I was pretty surprised to hear he was a Republican since most public servants that are not elected are independents, unless he changed his registration after he retired.

Doug had a pretty good term as Police Chief until his final years where he peddled the Mayor’s denial of a rising crime wave before the last mayoral election. He also wasn’t very honest about what happened at Tuthill Park and the ‘supposed’ shooting. A case that was dropped when he walked out the door. He also was pretty lax with the policy of police officers eating at the hospitals for free.

Doug is a nice guy and all, I just wish he would have stayed in retirement from public service.


#1 Tuthill Memorial on 09.02.17 at 7:33 pm

Has there ever been a vigil or memorial service for that poor ghost that was shot by police that evening?

#2 Jackson Hole on 09.02.17 at 9:10 pm

I am pretty leery of liberal bloggers who specialize in hating just about everything but who know just about nothing. The reality is you seem to entertain, if not amuse, yourself and about 9 other regulars here bit outside that have little impact. Congratulations.

#3 Casper the friendly ghost on 09.02.17 at 9:17 pm

I understand Chief Barthel did not think certifications were very important. He felt he did not need to be certified in anything and did not encourage his officers to attain anything more than what he knew (it was not much).

#4 Emoluments Clause on 09.02.17 at 9:29 pm

But in Pierre, you can’t blame everything on meth….(?)….

#5 scott on 09.02.17 at 9:47 pm

good to see sanford has another employee going to pierre.

#6 The D@ily Spin on 09.02.17 at 11:03 pm

Another political appointment. What’s new? Worse, it could have been Sideras or Darin Smith.

#7 l3wis on 09.02.17 at 11:56 pm

“Has there ever been a vigil or memorial service for that poor ghost that was shot by police that evening?”

That would be a great question to ask our District 10 representative at his first crackwhorebarrel.

“good to see sanford has another employee going to pierre.”

Gotta keep the wage collusion going.

Jackson Hole, make that 10 including yourself. LOL.

#8 Emoluments Clause on 09.03.17 at 12:25 am

Jackson Hole?……Is that you, Cheney?…. I bet you are excited about hunting season coming up, huh? Are you friends with the Waltons, too? I know they live in JH as well, partially thanks to low wages….

Speaking of politicians from Sanford, I heard they have a new “Stepford Wives” wing opening up, which will be disguised as imagenetics….

Wage collusion? Since when are stagnant wages, no longer mentioning your wage scales in employment ads, trying to scale back an initiative which raised the minimum wage, and a Federal Reserve banker scolding a meeting of prominent local businessmen (Downtown Rotary Club) for suppressing wages all signs of wage collusion?…. 😉

Oh, and don’t forget….. “Wade Kolusion for Mayor……. Neel Kashkari, Treasurer….”

#9 Emoluments Clause on 09.03.17 at 12:41 am

OH, and someone said something about a “cracker-barrel.” Isn’t that a place where legislators go to research a bill before answering a simultaneous question about that bill?…… It’s like an open book test, I guess, which has to be really helpful for newbies, I would think……

#10 The D@ily Spin on 09.03.17 at 9:07 am

‘Crackwhorebarrel’, that’s funny but could be litigious.

I’m doing business trips this month to Vegas and Bangkok. I hope to open the first pot shop in South Dakota. Nevada is recently legal so a learning trip. Bangkok is import for paraphernalia. How does ‘Daily Buzz’ store name sound.

Is this genuine business trips or a way to deduct retirement travel? Probably

#11 The D@ily Spin on 09.03.17 at 9:17 am

There should be some blog discussion here about North Korea. They tested a Hydrogen Bomb overnight that triggered an earthquake. I worry about how Slick (Trump) handles this.

#12 Emoluments Clause on 09.03.17 at 12:35 pm

Don’t worry to much about NK. Between Mattis and Kelly there is a “soft coup” going on in this country to protect us from Trump…. (And to coincidentally protect us from NK, too……(Wow, both Trump and NK, how sad…..))



#13 Tuthill Ghost w/hole on 09.03.17 at 1:16 pm

Daily Buzz you may be late to the pot shop party. Sounds like a few others have been lining up their own gigs in the business already. Plentiful as Casinos? Time will tell.

name your ailment this could help!

Tuthill Ghost with bullet holes holes signing out.

#14 White Rabbit on 09.03.17 at 4:30 pm

Law enforcement in SD will never let allow this to take off. Nor should they. Best head to CO if you gotta have your weed fix.

#15 The D@ily Spin on 09.05.17 at 10:25 am

In 2 months, already 20+ pot shops in Las Vegas. Visited two so far. Popular is pot in baked food or candy. It’s more potent and not smoker area restricted. A cupcake store in Sioux Falls could become a multimillion dollar business. Popular too is potcoin. Digital currency like Ipay and Bitcoin. Stores like it because no problems with banks cooperation. Customers like it because it’s barter, not currency. In other words, it’s not dealer/user purchase. Instead, it’s a legal trade.

#16 The D@ily Spin on 09.05.17 at 10:43 am

Potcoin has no value. It’s a traded option. Like a stock position or short call. Pot stores in Vegas charge 8.9% sales tax. They don’t have to. It’s an unrealized barter. Pot states will have a problem if sales tax not collected. No tax on internet purchases has affected Sioux Falls and the state. Retail is down. Digital currency is becoming popular B2B (also untaxable). Perhaps, a state income tax is imminent.

#17 The D@ily Spin on 09.05.17 at 11:03 am

Is ‘Jackson Hole’ a city sleuth or a fugitive air head from SW. Wyoming?