2019 was the Year of the Quitter

Apparently the city of Sioux Falls didn’t have Booze Cart Fridays

It seemed everywhere you looked in 2019 in Sioux Falls (and in South Dakota) there were quitters. Whether that was several restaurants closing or the proposed closure of the Sioux Falls Canaries Stadium and Arena, it was the year of the quitter.

Let’s look at some of our local government quitters.

First, on a state level, Stace Nelson threw in the towel due to a combination of health issues and the corruption. Noem’s staff has been quitting at a breakneck speed. You can tell why she is so proud of her relationship with Donald Trump because they are cut from the same cloth. Do and say stupid things and your staff quits. Go figure.

In Sioux Falls we had some communication issues. Mostly with Mayor TenHaken not figuring out how to communicate with the public or the media. His police chief also has that issue (unless he needs to implement a fee on non-profits for festivals). Speaking of that, apparently the city is no longer going to assist with these festivals for free. More quitters.

Mayor Paul has also quit plowing the streets as much and ‘tried’ to quit using city employees for storm cleanup (but perfectly okay to pay them to put up Christmas lights at Falls Park).

We also can’t forget who has personally quit this year, with little rhyme or reason. Paula Hawks (Dem Chair), Aaron McGowan (State’s Attorney), Jason Reisdorfer (Innovative Drinker), and Brian Maher (SFSD Super). Heck even Marty Jackley quit his private law practice (oh and he quit his marriage to);

On October 18, 2019, Marty and Angela were divorced citing irreconcilable differences.

This is why I am flagging 2019 as the year of the quitter. Now if we can just get our president to quit. Come on Donnie, you only have a couple more hours – do the right thing.



13 comments ↓

#1 "Woodstock" on 12.31.19 at 8:17 pm

“Say, don’t forget, the sirens quit, too”…..”And now they have decided to ‘quit’ testing them on a monthly basis as well”…

“Our society has become consumed by an innate vacillation, where the millennial attitude to trade-off, or to quit, has become the new norm”…..

“Oh, and this is the year Republicans gave up on the rule of law, too, where a Justice Department policy to not indict a sitting president is now somehow defined as ‘No Collusion,’ or ‘No Objection of Justice.’

“But I am glad, however, that we can now just quit the ‘Teens’ and welcome in, instead, the ‘Roaring Twenties'”…..

“Any 2020 predictions anyone?”….. 😉

#2 "Woodstock" on 12.31.19 at 11:41 pm

“Obstruction!” 😉 …..”‘Objection of Justice’ is when you admire Lady Justice too much, or ignore the findings of a Mueller Report”….”Hey, it’s New Year’s Eve and we’re all ‘ON IT.,’ what can I say?”….”Happy Rockefeller, I mean New Year everyone!”……

#3 matt johnson on 01.01.20 at 7:11 am

let’s not forget all those dem quitters that said they were running for the party’s presidential nomination when the press had told us what great can’tidates they were- chief among them Robert Orourke, fartin’ Eric Swalwellll, and smoking (dope) Kamala Harris

#4 "Very Stable Genius" on 01.01.20 at 1:12 pm

Matt,

With 24(25?) candidates, the odds are pretty good some are going to “quit.”

But when you’re the only one and “quit,” well, that’s something totally different.

#5 D@ily Spin on 01.01.20 at 2:28 pm

It seemed government at all levels quit representing people. We need crooks and corruption quitters. What’s sad is there’s less freedom because the system is reverting into one percenters affluence and influence. What astounds me most is how republicans line up following Trump over a cliff.

#6 question on 01.02.20 at 1:04 pm

What did Reisdorfer quit?

#7 matt johnson on 01.02.20 at 7:32 pm

so genius was Marty Jackley the only one to leave private law practice or get divorced last year; I doubt seriously that he was even the only one in SD to do the same last year; seems to me Bill Clinton was had to “quit” the practice of law for a period of time- wait, that was by judicial order;

#8 l3wis on 01.02.20 at 7:37 pm

Have you heard why Marty got a divorce? I just saw it on his wiki. I haven’t read the court docket yet, so I don’t know why. But I bet if you pulled up a stool at the Long Branch for about 15 minutes someone could tell you the story. MJ, I’m waiting for your detailed report.

#9 Fear & Loathing in Sioux Falls on 01.02.20 at 11:41 pm

Who took custody of his old high school track shorts?

#10 "Very Stable Genius" on 01.03.20 at 2:11 pm

MJ, to answer your first question, “No.” But how many other divorcing attorneys had you to believe that their “Happy Families” wanted to be the next First Family?

As far as Clinton, that was by plea bargain actually, and that was back when Republicans thought collusion and obstruction of justice were impeachable, too.

#11 LJL on 01.04.20 at 8:46 pm

Don’t know where you got the idea the Canaries are quitting.

http://sfcanaries.com/press-box/news/canaries-announce-2020-schedule/

As I’ve proven before, they have nothing to do with the MLB.

#12 LJL on 01.04.20 at 8:58 pm

Not on the list:
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/16/sports/baseball/mlb-minor-league-proposal.html

#13 l3wis on 01.05.20 at 12:03 pm

I never said the Canaries need to quit, they just need to find another place to play.

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