UPDATE: Experience Sioux Falls ‘Covid Tourism’ still rolling

Looks like they are still promoting covid tourism in Sioux Falls using $250K of our taxdollars that were funneled thru the CVB to Mayor TenHaken’s former(?) ad agency, Click Rain. Not only is promoting tourism during a raging pandemic completely idiotic and stupid, you question the recipients of this contract.

So it seems councilor Erickson’s casual plea to the CVB to put the promotion on hold went no where, as I suspected.

Maybe people should ask Paul tomorrow night on his FB live feed if he is benefitting in anyway from this dubious transfer of money?

UPDATE: During Paul’s fireside chat tonight he talked about political division in our community and blamed Facebook and told people they should spend less time on Facebook. Ironically, he was telling us this while rolling a live video on Facebook. I know, the guy enjoys tripping over himself. I have often suggested that the mayor, any mayor of Sioux Falls, should have a weekly press conference, stream it on YouTube and take questions from the press, just talking about the weekly business of the city. 15 minutes of agenda, 15 minutes of questions (and give the media a microphone so we can hear their questions). I agree, stop playing FB games and take your job seriously.

In other news, I see that the South Dakota Fascist Republican Party’s chair, Iowa Dan will be replacing Noem as a presidential elector, it seems Noem is in Washington at some dumbass Trump rallies (someone should really tell these children he lost the election 5 weeks ago)

UPDATE: I guess this is untrue, not sure where she is? The rumor going around is that she is quarantining due to her exposure to Covid this past week. If Noem has Covid or is just simply playing it safe by quarantining I wonder if she will ever tell the public?

I wonder if they have to meet in Jason Ravnsborg’s basement on Monday to vote? Can a Iowa businessman even be a South Dakota Elector? Oh, nevermind, SD Republicans are not real big on rules, ethics, morality, truthfulness, open government or high IQ’s.


#1 D@ily Spin on 12.13.20 at 8:58 am

Covid tourism could become something historically significant. We had the most deaths after Sturgis. This could compete with Custer’s Last Stand tourism in Wyoming. I wouldn’t call it Covid. How about TenHaken’s First Term. He should always be remembered for no masks and using public money to promote rather than fight Covid. I keep thinking Noem is traveling everywhere to escape Covid exposure here. There’s a vaccine now and it’ll soon be safe to come home. Still, maybe visit republicans quarantined from behind windows at the governors mansion.

#2 "Very Stable Genius" on 12.13.20 at 9:26 am

So, Noem finally acknowledges Biden’s win during her state budget address, but now she goes off to DC to attend, and probably speak, at a “Stop the Steal” rally? Really?

#KowgirlKristiKovid must be in love with the limelight, but she should be in love with all of the grandparents instead. Oh that’s right, she’s not a grandmother quite yet, is she?

#3 Fear & Loathing in Sioux Falls on 12.13.20 at 9:27 am

Sioux Falls needs an emoluments clause.

#4 Scott D Hudson on 12.13.20 at 12:21 pm

In an even bigger waste of money, Rapid City is promoting Covid tourism on TikTok. Yes, in between thirst trap videos of barely legals in bikinis. Talk about the wrong demographic.

#5 Fear & Loathing in Sioux Falls on 12.13.20 at 3:00 pm

‘…in between thirst trap videos of barely legals in bikinis”…

It’s part of their Sturgis strategy.

#6 Justashesaid on 12.14.20 at 1:49 pm

Just like Trump promised months ago…vaccine to hit Sioux Falls this week.

Of course according to Fauci and the fake media…this was impossible before the election.

Trump Vaccine beats China Virus!!!!!

#7 "Very Stable Genius" on 12.14.20 at 5:16 pm

Well, it was apparently “impossible”. The announcement and the distribution both happen after the election.

Plus, the Trump virus is best defined by the Woodward tapes.

#8 Finedining on 12.17.20 at 1:54 pm

Not really helping tourism, but…The Barrel House was packed last night! Was it ladies night? I didn’t see an open table. Same for Morries last weekend, all the tables were full. I’m so thankful to live in South Dakota. Governor Noem has done a great job keeping our economy going, and people working. So thankful for our great president Donald J Trump for also working on a vaccine while trying to combat the communists that want to shut our great country down. 🙏.

I’m probably not going to be on here much next week as we are flying to Arizona to enjoy the holiday, hoping to get in a few rounds of golf with my son. VSG, please keep us updated on your internet prosecution of the tragic accident.

Will you clowns leave your bunkers once you get filled full of the Trump Vaccine to combat the Wuhan (Biden) virus?