Let’s play Softball with Gov. Noem

DakotaKDLTSFYFOXNow News Brian Allen and KOTA’s Jack Caudill got a chance to interview Noem. While they did ask good initial questions (that she dodged) they never followed up when she spurted her bull crap. It’s not like this was a live interview, this was posted to the website, it could have easily gone for another 30 minutes. We all know Noem has the time to go on whacky time news like OANN and Newsmax, doesn’t she have the time to go on the Sioux Falls Foodtruck Network for at least 60 minutes? The 4th Estate needs to demand this of our elected officials, not politely ask if they can get at least 30 minutes after both journalists drove several hours to Pierre.

But let’s review the Softball Game;

One of the first questions was about mask mandates. She blabbered about how they only work in certain settings. Huh? Ironically, she doesn’t seem to mention that cities like Brookings and Sioux Falls who implemented mask mandates had cases go down, drastically. But you know, masks don’t work.

When questioned about Amendment A, at least she honestly admitted that she was personally against Marijuana. We all know this isn’t about the State Constitution this is about her radical authoritarian GOP tendencies telling the rest of us how we need to live our lives. She only believes in Freedom and Liberty if you believe in the things she does. She may claim to have a problem with socialism but fascism doesn’t seem to bother her too much.

She once again trotted out the same old excuse that Thune, Rounds and Johnson all have about how they don’t like Trump’s language but love his policies. You know, policies like, the racism surrounding immigration and religious freedom or the tax cuts to the mega rich or the ignorance of environmental and safety regulations, the war on the media or deadly viruses. Not sure which policies she likes, but yeah, he does have potty mouth and that is bad.

When asked about her National popularity she blamed it on the ‘haters’ that attack her for protecting our rights and liberties in South Dakota. You know like having one of the highest Covid death rates per capita, poor worker rights and safety regulations or that 70% of South Dakotans make under a living wage. There is so much Freedom here we can hardly pay for it.

She also bragged about our great economy in South Dakota. Sure, when you talk about the state coffers that gets millions from the Feds and hands it over in corporate welfare or farm subsidies to the corporate farms we are doing wonderful. The main reason Noem did not implement mandates, especially when it came to worker safety, is because greedy business owners told her NOT to. It had to do with their FREEDOM to crack the whip on a workforce in a right to work state that have little employee rights and very low union participation. Don’t let her Freedom and Liberty speeches fool you.

She also continues to claim that if the public wants the budget of the HI-POs that are on her security detail they need to get that from the office of the Highway Patrol while she bullies lawmakers that are trying to pass legislation that will give us those numbers. She also claimed that she didn’t know where the text message came from attacking Rep. Taffy Howard. Sure, you betcha. It doesn’t take a brain surgeon to figure out that a fried fish eater and his buddy from Iowa are behind it and probably hired a couple of out-of-state schlumps with a track phone to do the dirty work. When this kind of gutter pathetic campaigning comes up, all roads usually lead to these two fat losers, but they will probably hide it like an historic flag in the trunk of a car.

She continues to peddle the lie that Ossoff and Warnock are ‘Marxists’ because they accept the reality of the United States being a Democratic Socialist nation, we have embraced these policies as a nation for well over a 100 years. Heck, Kristi has even padded her own pocket in millions in personal socialist farm subsidies. Kristi seems to think she lives in some other nation. She said she was surprised by the criticism? Really? When you make idiotic, bigoted remarks, guess what, people will criticize. She then calls herself an introvert and accuses the public of electing ‘Rock Stars’ instead of ‘Great Thinkers’. She is correct. Wondering when she will resign so we can trade our Governor Rodeo Rock Star in for a Great Thinker?


#1 Fear & Loathing in Sioux Falls on 02.03.21 at 8:48 pm

A green blazer with pink heels, she has either won a Masters or is raiding her Mom’s closet once again. Or, maybe both.

#2 "Woodstock" on 02.03.21 at 9:07 pm

“The one softball question they forgot to ask: What are the names of your horses?…”

#3 Very Stable Genius on 02.03.21 at 11:21 pm

The media never caught this, but this past holiday season Noem ran radio PSAs where she encouraged people to wear seatbelts. If the government can tell you to wear a seatbelt, and Noem didn’t have a problem with that, then why can’t the government tell you or encourage you to wear a mask during a pandemic as well?

#4 kurtz on 02.04.21 at 7:08 am

Ian Fury is Republican South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem’s communications director and an operative of the Council for National Policy – a manifestation created by the extreme white wing of the Republican Party. Fury used to work for Representative Jim Jordan (NAZI-OH) who is also a member of CNP.

CNP has infiltrated Pierre and the extremist South Dakota Legislature because banks in my home state are hoarding nearly $4 TRILLION for its members including Robert Mercer, a Long Island hedge-fund manager who bankrolled Donald Trump’s presidential campaigns. It’s important to note Kristi doesn’t write her tweets – they’re generated by her political campaign. Like Trump she’s using her post to milk the prosperity gospel for every penny she can hustle.

One reason Noem is working to defeat non-tribal cannabis in the red moocher state is that the CNP believes the white workforce will be too impaired so employers will have to hire brown people. She addressed a meeting of the body last August.

Noem is also a graduate of the Koch Brothers’ American Legislative Exchange Council or ALEC, an anti-think tank think tank that teaches how wedge issues raise campaign dollars for the nut wing of the Republican Party.

“The CNP’s 2014 vision statement, reproduced at the front of the directory, succinctly lays out its goal: ‘A united conservative movement to assure, by 2020, policy leadership and governance that restores religious and economic freedom, a strong national defense, and Judeo-Christian values under the Constitution.’ Among them are Nelson Bunker Hunt; Richard DeVos, the co-founder of Amway whose net worth was estimated at $5 billion in 2012; and Foster Friess, a stock picker who was recognized in 2011 for contributions exceeding $1 million to the right-wing funding apparatus started by brothers Charles and David Koch.” [The Council for National Policy: Behind the Curtain]

At Noem’s behest Friess just gave $500,000 to a gaggle of religionist organizations in South Dakota.

#5 scott on 02.04.21 at 8:50 am

brian allen has to be pissed that tom hansen got a plum job at kelo, and he has to anchor 6 hours straight on ksfykdltfox.

#6 l3wis on 02.05.21 at 3:46 pm

I guess I want to go outside and breathe the air a decade from now.

#7 Further Fear & Loathing on 02.08.21 at 5:47 pm

Say, is it true that someone is now living in a mansion because they’re not welcomed at the “ranch”?

#8 l3wis on 02.08.21 at 7:30 pm

Let’s just say I have been handed the bread and mayo for that sandwich and am waiting on the meat. Patience grasshopper.

#9 The Guy From Guernsey on 02.11.21 at 9:33 am

The ‘meat’ for this sandwich is intriquing.
There have been circulated photos of a couple hosting on Feb 8 (or 9) a group of ~25 guests for dinner at a mansion in central South Dakota.
Did one or both of the hosts commute to/from the mansion for this dinner? Or was this a conjugal visit?
I’ll have one Mansion Meat with mayo on marble rye. Hot mustard on the side, please.