Is Lt. Governor Rhoden getting out of the ranching business?

Don’t quote me on this, it’s what Larry said on a hot microphone to state legislator, Steve Haugaard before Noem’s budget address just moments ago.

I have often warned elected officials across the state and locally to watch what you ramble in proximity of a microphone before a public meeting, it could be recording.

The conversation between Steve and Larry started out dry, literally, Steve asked if he needed to fill a glass of water for Kristi, which made me laugh, because it is further proof that all these guys do is carry water for her ūüôā Larry told Steve not to worry about it because Maggie will take care of it, and as we both know, she carries a lot of water for Kristi in attacking the fake news.

Then after a long uncomfortable period Steve asked Larry what he has been up to? Larry said, “I’m getting out of the ranching business . . . selling my cattle next spring.” Then he talked about his plan to sell the herd to a young rancher who has been “renting grass from him.”

While this probably isn’t earth shaking news, it may explain why Rhoden all of sudden became a full-time employee for Kristi.

Kristi and her ilk have been government welfare recipients for decades, and it seems to continue as governor when Rhoden needs to get out of the ranching business. And why not, it’s a lot more lucrative warming a chair in Pierre on the taxpayer’s dime.

UPDATE: It was also interesting to watch Stormland-TV pan the camera across the floor and focusing on those wearing and not wearing masks. My rough estimate is that about 33% of legislators were wearing masks, and it was a good mix of Republicans and Democrats (NO Democrats were unmasked). What surprised me was there was several Republican legislators from the Sioux Falls area not wearing masks.


#1 SufferingfromCS on 12.08.20 at 4:29 pm

It’s cause Republicans suffer from CS.

#2 "Woodstock" on 12.08.20 at 6:39 pm

“You can rent grass?”

#3 "Very Stable Genius" on 12.09.20 at 4:13 am

We could learn from the Republicans. They’re good at profiting from government. I guess it’s the “profiting” that makes it less socialistic. So, Reagan was wrong. There’s no such thing as a “Welfare Queen”. Rather, it’s just a queen, who is profiting.

#4 both sides profit on 12.09.20 at 11:49 am

just a few democrats who profited from government without ever having had much of a real job before entering government…bill clinton, obama, daschle, biden and many, many others.
all these hacks, regardless of party, find a way to profit off government. the days of serving for the common good are long gone.

#5 "Very Stable Genius" on 12.09.20 at 5:15 pm

But Republicans seem to do it more blatantly and get away with it.

#6 scott on 12.09.20 at 8:51 pm

did dusty johnson or john thune ever have a real job before politics?

#7 "Woodstock" on 12.09.20 at 11:59 pm

“Thune worked at his Dad’s hardware store in Murdo. Dusty just argued politics with his parents like a true Alex P. Keaton.” #DustyTheFirstInternCongressman

#8 both sides profit on 12.10.20 at 8:21 am

vsg–i think that’s debatable.
scott–i don’t think so.
i’m just saying it goes both ways. none of it is right and none of it should be acceptable. and that’s something we all should be able to agree on.