Tappin’ Dat Vote!

While I will admit the image is clever, I feel like I am missing the joke . . .


#1 YellowJackets on 03.27.22 at 9:36 am

Please consider the the sales tag still attached to the sleeve. This could be an admission TenEleven has stolen the yellow jacket and is running before he is caught or he is so proud of his heist of city government he can flaunt it or he is trying to start a new mayoral style, again?

#2 l3wis on 03.27.22 at 11:36 am

Looks like a guy hiding behind a tree in a park trying to pick up MILF’s at the playground.

#3 Very Stable Genius on 03.27.22 at 1:58 pm

Although, this post’s illustrations are a parody. It’s quite humorous how ThuneHaken has been playing the race card in this campaign. He’s either going for overkill in terms of voting numbers, or is it merely another example of temporary empathy for issues and certain constituencies? But something (Someday?) tells me it’s most likely the latter.

( and Woodstock adds: “Ya, that yellow blazer sure shows the manufacturing tag, doesn’t it?”…. “Now, had it been a blue blazer with plaid or windowpane stripes, like the ones they wear south of 57th, then it probably wouldn’t have been as noticeable…. (“In fact, that’s probably it…. Down in Taupeville they don’t notice the tags”… “Because they’re in too much of a hurry to get to Limitless Male”…. #ChislicNirvanaNext 😉 ))

#4 "Woodstock" on 03.27.22 at 2:06 pm

“Say, I have an idea”… “Since the Mayor has dropped ‘accessible’ and gone back to ‘affordable’ with housing”…. “Then maybe we could actually use a Chief of Culture to change the attitude at City Hall about the housing crisis in this town”… (“Boy, I tell ya, I never did understand what the ADA had to do with affordable housing”… (“Huh?”…))

#5 Fear & Loathing in Sioux Falls on 03.27.22 at 2:11 pm

We are only days away from a 73% landslide, but remember LBJ once had a landslide and then his political fortunes died with Vietnam. Nixon also had a landslide and then he slid down hill with Watergate. Reagan had a landslide, too, and then there was Iran-Contra and the Stockmarket collapse… #IWonderWhatsNext?

#6 "Woodstock" on 03.27.22 at 2:14 pm

“But, Thune has had quite a bit of landslides in his political lifetime, but we haven’t gotten anything from them”… #Literally

#7 Further Fear & Loathing on 03.27.22 at 2:21 pm

Picking “up MILF’s at the playground”? You can do that? Is that why we have such an extensive park system in this town? Really? AND, is that why the City Center is attached to a park, too?…. I also noticed Romantix is as well.

#8 NTNLIQ on 03.27.22 at 2:49 pm

This is the most self aware thing I’ve ever seen you post. Only a clown would think anyone but Paul has a chance.

#9 Fearing the Fuhrer & More on 03.27.22 at 4:09 pm

But what about that rumor floating around town, that there are three bus loads of ballots coming into town from Fargo? If true, that could make a big difference:


#10 Warren Phear on 03.27.22 at 9:32 pm

I was hijacked and taken prisoner by trump, noem, and the insurrection of 1-6-21. So, some things are not completely clear. Apparently not to the Argus either. What the hell is charter amendment B all about? Why are we voting on this?

#11 Charter B on 03.28.22 at 8:35 am

Warren Charter B started out as a way for the Council to actually get the City Attorney to do the work for the Council members. It was a good idea at the start but of course the City Attorney’s office subverted the effort. The sponsors kiley and erickson got snookered as the city attorney office rewrote the language. The ballot amendment does not read or do what was actually passed by the Council in December.

Charter Amendment B must be defeated.

#12 Agitator on 03.28.22 at 2:29 pm

Thanks for the explanation Charter B. So vote yes to change amendment? As for Warren my opinion is the city attorney should be named no nothing Kooistra. The way it looks to me he was hand picked by his close friend PTH not for what he knows but to have his back. Could be a clone of the city clerk!

#13 D@ily Spin on 03.28.22 at 2:48 pm

Looks like Kanye West. Might be a TenHappen hero but now a has been.

#14 Mike Lee Zitterich on 03.28.22 at 7:14 pm

Remember, the Mayor appoints the City Attorney by the ‘advice and consent’ of the City Council. The council has always been every bit involved in ability to appoint the City Attorney and all the Directors. They upon providing their advice, could have from the beginning “Not Consent” and vote NO to not accept the appointment.

Let’s remember – the MAYOR is elected At-Large by all of the “registered voters” of the CITY. In his best interest, and the interest of the “City” making up 200,000 residents, he has the ability to appoint people to help advise him, direct, and manage the City in his image, the image and presentment that he provided to the very “voters” he asked to elect him.

Let’s also remember, every four years, we have the ability to elect a new mayor, that new mayor has the ability to remove all “Directors” including the City Attorney. At this time the City Council again, has the ability to NOT CONSENT to the new Mayor’s choice, which again, would be to reaffirm and keep the current City Attorney. The City Council could effectively vote to remove him at that time.

So, saying the City Council is not involved the process to remove and replace the City Attorney, is incorrect.

Under current “Charter” the City Attorney is an “Appointed” officer of the Mayor. Of course he will choose someone who will interpret state law and city ordinance in the best interest of the Mayor’s vision, plan, and agenda, which according to the popular vote of the Mayor – the residents have consented to such choice in Attorney.

Stacey Kooistra has been in my mind, a very excellent City Attorney, very sharp on the Constitution, both the Federal and State, the Laws of the State, as well as the City Charter itself. He has done an excellent job at explaining his opinion, thoughts, and recommendations to both the Mayor and City Council. I cannnot say that about all attorney’s, and coming from me, I am usualy pretty hard on Attorney’s as it is, so placing confidence in the current City Attorney, says alot.

#15 Warren Phear on 03.28.22 at 7:42 pm

Charter B. I am still a bit unclear on this. I was with you until you said the original language was crafted by kilee and erikson. I can spit a whole further than I trust those two rubber stampers.

#16 Warren Phear on 03.28.22 at 10:36 pm

Zit….You like to carry on about the “will” of the public vote and the power it has. (Quotation marks just for you)

Fact. Sioux Falls Population 200,000
Votes for ten hakken in 2018. 20,000

Correct me where I may be wrong. One in ten is “NOT” a mandate,

#17 "Woodstock" on 03.29.22 at 11:52 am

“That’s ‘(T)en’ percent”…. “Just like his name and/or accomplishments”….