Sioux Falls Mayor TenHaken’s (FAKE) Youth Council Consists of Children of some of his Adult Friends

While I won’t list the names and the parents of some of the kids in this program, it is pretty easy to link some of them to children of Paul’s friends;

In the dozens of applications for the Council, it is abundantly clear that the young people of Sioux Falls are passionate about their community.

So was this a matter of providing an experience to some kids that are ‘connected’ or is it that they just didn’t have enough applicants? I would be curious how they were chosen? If I were the mayor I would have avoided picking any youth that are children of my friends or connected business people in town. But we know that isn’t how he operates. He has to feel some kind of security in his fake leadership.

Just look how one local TV station won’t touch Poops with a 10 Foot Pole with controversial news coverage due to his friendship with their lead reporter.

And how does it affect the kids in the group that ARE not connected? What will they learn from the experience? 

Why weren’t there any students from O’Gorman but there were ones from SF Christian? (Dutch Reform and the Minnow Munchers are not exactly BFFs)

So like most things Poops does, it’s all about image and very little about substance.

The next time he wants to have bible study with his friend’s kids, he can do it on his own time and call it what is really is, Sunday School.


#1 Very Stable Genius on 10.23.21 at 12:23 am

It’s a brilliant strategy. It will help him to groom them so they can each contribute a $1000 to his campaign, and then another thousand to his PAC. Instead of more school lunch money, they’ll all being asking for another thousand dollars from their taupe parents.

#2 Fear & Loathing in Sioux Falls on 10.23.21 at 12:43 am

Did you see where Facebook is going to change it’s name? But then again, I’ve been calling it Bookface for some time. I am not sure how germane this comment is, but regardless, the kids will still only be on Snapchat and Tik Tok. Maybe that is what makes this all germane and will help the Poops videos to go viral with the help of a youth council. Sometimes are city council acts youthful, too, or is that immature. I would love to see a TikToK video about TIFs, or a Snapchat of a compromised councilor. Maybe instead of doxing, Snapchat can be the new threat, while TikTok can be the song and dance for a new garage video. AND I’d give anything to watch Theresa and Poops do the tango. What about heels? Maybe a subliminal First Premier ad would be appropriate, too. Unlike Lucky Charms, TikTok shouldn’t be just for kids and Snapchat should never involve some snaps, if you know what I mean. Cover the kids’ eyes.

#3 D@ily Spin on 10.23.21 at 1:28 pm

Enlisting and programming insiders children makes this sound like a Cult.

#4 l3wis on 10.23.21 at 3:24 pm

Oh, the things I could say about cults. But I won’t. This is a way to raise money for his campaign thru enlisting his friends kids. Ironically, I wasn’t the only one to catch this. Someone called me today before reading the post saying, “Did you see the list of youth council members, all kids of Paul’s friends.” Glad to see I am not the only one to see this obvious ploy.

Now only if Paul could could bake muffins for his kids at City Hall’s kitchen while interacting with staff 🙂

#5 My Mistake Mike on 10.23.21 at 4:54 pm

Will the McDonald kids all write $1000 checks again from their allowance money like they did in 2018?

#6 Warren Phear on 10.23.21 at 9:15 pm

Lewis, you are a lot more connected to who’s who in this town than I am. I recognize none of the last names of these kids. So, I will ask just one question. Half the kids in this town are on free and reduced lunch programs. If if and buts were candy and nuts, 6 or 7 of these kids would need assistance in the school lunch program. How many of these 13 need that assistance? If the answer is what I suspect??? Sham!!!

#7 Very Stable Genius on 10.24.21 at 11:08 am

The “McDonald kids”: I can imagine a campaign commercial where a bunch of kids with $1000 checks chase Ronald McDonald (Our Mayor) around McDonaldLand. Or, would that be Mayor McCheese? AND, is it possible to dress a TIF as a Hamburglar? What about
a Bunker Ramp? But will the Chick-fil-A folks be all jealous though?

( and Woodstock adds: “A $1000 for a Kid’s Meal?!”… “What a rip-off!”…. (“They should dress that as a Hamburglar”….))

#8 Further Fear & Loathing on 10.26.21 at 2:45 pm

Kids like Kool-Aid, what spiked flavor will be served?