Maybe Mayor TenHaken should listen to Trump

Recently our previous president called elected officials who don’t promote Covid vaccinations or lie about them ‘gutless’, surprisingly, of about the 30 to 40 thousand statements this caveman makes I agree with a few. This is one of them.

But even when Poops was presented with a moment to stand on a soap box and tell people to get the damn shot, he says this;

“I’m glad I was vaccinated,” he added. “Get your vax. We know people who get it are less likely to get it in a bad way and be hospitalized. I still think just the confusion among people is so great, it’s hard to correct at this point.”

Huh? What confusion? Getting less sick? Dying?

The only confusion is why you are not on the streets of Sioux Falls promoting vaccination. I could speculate, but I am sure when you are running the Dutch Mafia, it’s good to be Dutch. (this was my scaled back ‘previous’ Christian response and not my potty mouth response).

While people may think I am attacking Poops, let’s be clear hear, I have viewed several local PSA’s, and NOT once have I seen the supposed leader of our city promoting vaccination.

If you are so speculative or confused, why did you get fully vaccinated? As you mentioned. It protected you? Why not use this opportunity to tell the public that vaccinations are a good thing? Because as your orange hero says you lack the courage to state the obvious. You should have just told the interviewer, ‘I didn’t sign up for this.’


#1 NTNLIQ on 01.17.22 at 9:24 pm

I suppose you’ll probably not post this, but I’m wondering if you’ve ever considered seeing a counselor? You clearly have some rage issues, and most likely a narcissistic tendency. Perhaps a professional could help you. I can’t think of anyone else that seems so, well, mad.

#2 Very Stable Genius on 01.17.22 at 10:10 pm

How credible would the mayor be, however?
Wasn’t he for masks before he was against them? Plus, he has a 2026 Republican senate or gubernatorial primary to worry about.


#3 Reliable Voter on 01.17.22 at 10:23 pm

I’ve alway found Mr. DaCola to be quite affable.

#4 l3wis on 01.18.22 at 7:03 am

Notice what they did. It’s from the conservative playbook, when you point out their hypocrisy, they get offended and they accuse you of being the crazy one. Because only someone stark raving mad could possibly think the conservatives are gigantic hypocrites. Right?

#5 l3wis on 01.18.22 at 7:06 am

BTW, next week there will be an article featuring Paul’s opponent where she will talk about stubbing her toe but won’t advocate for closed toe sandals because she doesn’t want professional women in SF getting confused about appropriate work fashion.

#6 D@ily Spin on 01.18.22 at 9:25 am

It’s hard to understand why people won’t get the shot. The smallpox vaccination from the late 50’s was mandatory. Guess what, no small pox today. Mandatory today is unacceptable. However, a pandemic cannot be tamed without the majority getting the shot. I carry my shot card with me. It could be asked to show for public events. If you can’t go to your sports team game or church, you’ll get the shot.
I’ve known L3wis 15 years. If he needs counciling so do I. We could get a discount. When you state someone has mental issues take a good look at yourself first.

#7 D@ily Spin on 01.18.22 at 9:33 am

The mayor got handed Huether’s mess. Then came the pandemic. He’s the city leader. Not the best and not the worst. Would you want his job? It’s not easy handling so much from so many angles. These are times of turmoil. I’m glad there is a leader so long as it’s not Huether.

#8 Very Stable Genius on 01.18.22 at 12:49 pm

You must remember that conservatives are innate salesmen. They will say and do anything to make a sale. Liberals, however, are like the customer service center, or retention department, who try to save the clients, or sales, made by the lies of the salesmen. That’s why, with very few exemptions, Democrats are most successful at winning elections when they are asked to clean-up Republican messes.

#9 NTNLIQ on 01.18.22 at 12:55 pm

I was not speaking just of this post. I’m speaking of quite literally every post on this blog. I didn’t call you crazy or even infer that. I said you’re angry and obviously have anger issues. You’d benefit from talking to someone instead of blathering on on a blog that very few read.

#10 denature on 01.18.22 at 3:07 pm

Why would you change your opinion based on how many people read a blog? Writing is quite therapeutic.

#11 Very Stable Genius on 01.18.22 at 3:09 pm

The truth is not anger, but this might be:

#12 D@ily Spin on 01.18.22 at 4:42 pm

There are many who read here and don’t post a comment. I’ve met them. This site gets lots of hits but it’s not a primary media source. The Argus building is for sale. TV focuses on weather, sports, and quilting. There’s little investigative reporting. I come here for what is the true state of the city. Nobody is an authority but combined collective comments presents an idea of what gets hidden from the public. I refine my opinion from the uncensored subject and comments. This forum works.

#13 D@ily Spin on 01.18.22 at 4:53 pm

The closed Gordmans has been considered for a Whole Foods or IKEA. Has anybody heard anything?

#14 The Guy From Guernsey on 01.18.22 at 5:19 pm

Affable. Indeed.

#15 Very Stable Genius on 01.18.22 at 7:05 pm

DS, I am still waiting for Dillard’s. 🙂

#16 Vax will stop it? on 01.18.22 at 7:19 pm

You clowns keep repeating what you are being fed. The “vax” does no such thing. You can and will still get Wuhan, and you will still pass it on. Please follow the science. This is going to mutate, just like the flu, that’s why we can’t eradicate the flu, either. Plus, animals have already gotten Wuhan, like ALL the deer, well before there was a Wuhan “vax”. I’ve now had Wuhan twice, bet my antibodies are better than your man-made antibodies

#17 scott on 01.18.22 at 7:42 pm

daily spin is wrong. local tv is all about the burger battle.

#18 anominous on 01.18.22 at 11:01 pm

“concern” trolling, is NTNLIQ’s game.

If you really want to hear some insane people, listen to greg belfrage every morning. That call-in bunch is tenhaken’s core constituency, all anti-vax and now anti- Rounds and anti-Thune.

#19 LJL on 01.19.22 at 8:19 pm

Again and again and again I have to point out statistically this vaccine has nothing to do with retransmission. It’s a personal protection to REDUCE an already VERY SMALL chance of death vaccine…That’s it. So why do you give a shit if I have the vaccine? (I am vaccinated btw)

Israel has the highest vaccination rate and now on there 3rd round of boosters and people are still getting sick and dying.

Let it go already.

#20 anominous on 01.20.22 at 10:17 pm

For a pair of boots:

[“…In Sioux Falls, the Republican mayor, Paul TenHaken, who publicly called for a shelter-in-place order in 2020, putting him at odds with Noem, began a conversation with me by saying, “I’m not interested in engaging in any hit piece on our governor.”

…He recalled that when Noem visited Sioux Falls to tour damage after tornadoes ripped through the town in 2019, he complimented her on her Nobull sneakers. The following week, she’d sent him a pair in his size.

“I was like, ‘Wow, what an incredibly thoughtful thing to do in the midst of this chaos,’” he said. “That’s a side of Kristi Noem I wish more people would see.”]