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


#1 kurtz on 04.05.19 at 8:57 am

Nobody wonders why South Dakota ranks so high in government corruption.

There are no checks on executive power and the governor’s cronies routinely raid the state’s general fund. The state is second in addiction to gambling and teachers’ salaries surf the bottom of the US. Wage slavery is the state’s biggest claim to fame and South Dakota dairies are wreaking habitat havoc. Infrastructure is crumbling and the state’s bureaucracy is overbearing and unwieldy. Ag groups want federally subsidized crop insurance and the right to pollute. Corruption and graft have become ordinary. Hatred of immigrants threatens the state’s already hurting tourism economy.

Pollution from industrial agriculture has made waterways poisonous, the state has no modern statute addressing financial assurances for pipeline leaks. Trophy fishing for threatened species is a tourist activity. East River, South Dakota is a dead zone. Mercury makes fish inedible.

But, applaud the nutball Republican efforts diverting attention from the party’s culture of corruption where murders and their coverups are commonplace by clogging the legislative session with christianic religionist argle-bargle.

#2 l3wis on 04.05.19 at 9:26 am

What is Argle-Bargle? Sounds like a card game my grandparents played at the corner café.

#3 matt johnson on 04.05.19 at 1:03 pm

yeah, because all the cities and states run by dems have streets smooth as a baby’s bottom and pristine rivers; and as to murders being covered up- I didn’t know abortion providers were supposed to disclose patients’ names, in fact I think it is illegal

#4 "Very Stable Genius" on 04.05.19 at 1:46 pm

Isn’t it fun watching them play government? They probably learned it from Boys State.

“…You send me a letter, then I’ll send you a letter, where I’ll proclaim it settled.”

(Didn’t your son go to Boys State?… Yah, he was elected mayor of Hooterville.”)

#5 The Guy from Guernsey on 04.07.19 at 10:07 am

There is a clear difference between Ravnsborg and former AG Jackley. Jackley would have written and sent the response on Jan 24 (“my office and members of South Dakota DCI have thoroughly reviewed and investigated this matter and have found nothing to prosecute. Move along.”).
Ravnsborg didn’t send the reply until April 1, if only to offer an illusion that the matter received thorough and rigorous examination.

#6 "Very Stable Genius" on 04.07.19 at 3:36 pm

But maybe the new stationery hadn’t been printed yet.