Someone should tell South Dakota PUC Chair Fascist Hanson about all of the energy company’s ‘socialism’

Trust me, I saw Gary’s speech apparently sponsored by the SD Fascist Republican Party and thought, “Is that my crazy uncle?” Wow! But as the letter writer points out, Gary kind of missed the mark about socialism;

Perhaps instead of vilifying Democrats, it might be good to acknowledge some programs that were accomplished during years when Democrats were in power: Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, Veterans Administration, FEMA, Head Start, and yes, subsidies to farmers, to name a few. Who wants to get rid of these programs? Yet, they could all be considered “socialist” as they are funded by public monies from all of us.

I would also like to include public education and libraries. Also locally the millions we give in tax rebates to wealthy developers in the form of TIF’s and BIDs. Mostly to those who fund the SD Fascist Republican party. Oh, but we can’t mention them? Can we? Or the $250K we pushed thru the CVB to Mayor TenHaken’s former(?) ad agency to promote Covid tourism here – but how can he frickin’ stop the spread? Moron.

But you know who is the biggest benefactor of ‘socialism’ in our country is?

Conservative estimates put U.S. direct subsidies to the fossil fuel industry at roughly $20 billion per year; with 20 percent currently allocated to coal and 80 percent to natural gas and crude oil. 

Yup, you guessed it, the very industries Mr. Hanson is supposed to be regulating.

So the next time Crazy Uncle Hanson wants to go on one of his ‘pooping in people’s pockets’ rants maybe he should tell the American taxpayer how the fossil fuel industry has been doing that to us for years. Your retirement can’t come soon enough.


South Dakota rates almost DEAD LAST on all of these issues, and it is getting worse the longer they are in power;

• Ag commodities prices due to an ignorant trade war with China

• South Dakota has one of the most corrupt state legislatures in the nation

• Low wages

• Expensive higher education

• Expensive healthcare

• Lax worker safety laws

• NO gun safety laws

• Equality

Are you tired yet of all the ‘Freedoms’ the SD Fascist Republican Party has given you over the past 4 decades? With having the majority in Pierre and many local government entities this long, you would think we would be better off? Not a chance.


#1 "Very Stable Genius" on 11.15.20 at 11:38 am

As a politician, Hanson has had a government job, as an elected official, since the early 1980s. Although, we need elected officials, he, himself, has been on the socialistic dole for some forty years.

I also like in this video where Hanson goes off on equality and suggesting the GOP is the party for minorities. But keep in mind, this is the same Hanson, who as mayor of Sioux Falls in the mid 1990s, wrote a letter to the local Catholic bishop at the time in Sioux Falls pleading him to not create a Spanish speaking Catholic Church in Sioux Falls.

Plus, as long as the number one industry in this state, agriculture, is dependent upon federal checks, then how can any Republican leader in this state criticize socialism, or think that they are above the fray when it comes to the “evils of socialism”.

Also, would this state be able to balance its budget each year without federal, or socialistic, aid from Washington?

Give me a break!

( and Woodstock adds: “Maybe its only socialism when Democrats do it”…. )

#2 Fear & Loathing in Sioux Falls on 11.15.20 at 12:03 pm

Just because Republicans are increasingly becoming fascists, or a fascist cult, doesn’t mean that Democrats are automatically socialists. I am confident that AOC has a 401k.

I recently discovered that Trump’s paternal grandmother’s maiden name was: Christ. I am not kidding. Check it out for yourself. I am sure she was a fine lady, which would make The Donald the antithesis, or should we say: The Anti-Christ.

But should we be surprised? The GOP is increasingly becoming a cult were self-righteous and contradictory policy positions, in order, to keep their Grand Boobas in charge, have become the norm. #ItsOnlySocialismWhenDemsDoIt

#3 Reliable Voter on 11.15.20 at 5:54 pm

Gary Hanson is the Eddie Haskell of South Dakota politics. His years as an elected official and the ability to fire public employees who have to smile and nod in agreement to his musings as a condition of their continued employment convinced him he is sharp and insightful.

#4 Fear & Loathing in Sioux Falls on 11.15.20 at 7:37 pm

“That sure is a nice dress you have on Mrs. Cleaver”…. (Or, is that Dr. Birx?)

#5 anominous on 11.15.20 at 11:36 pm

To me he will always be the firebug mayor. Every problem building in town just got burned down.

#6 "Woodstock" on 11.16.20 at 6:24 am

“Say, that Dusty Johnson is amazing”…. “Now, he won the Masters”….

#7 "Very Stable Genius" on 11.16.20 at 3:09 pm

Didn’t his own building burn down? Next to The State Theatre?