I guess my question is when is our local media going to pony up and just do a poll of South Dakota voters? Heck, they could even join forces and use the Poli-Sci departments at the public universities to help conduct it.
I think the results in South Dakota would be the same as the rest of the country. Most people support legal abortion as long as it is within a reasonable window of time.
I will tell you why the media won’t touch it, they like the controversy. Even though South Dakotans have voted twice to preserve prochoice in our state there seems to be this attitude in the media that we are split 50/50 on the topic. I don’t believe it for a moment.
Let’s just pretend for a brief moment that the allegations of an affair did not come to light. To tell you the truth, it would not matter because the other scandals are piling up;
â€¢ Misuse of State Airplane
â€¢ Nepotism and using tax dollars to pay off a whistle blower
â€¢ Federal investigation of National Guard donation
â€¢ Paying state prisoners 50 cents per hour to build elaborate $9,000 desk
The sad part is this comes after the â€˜volunteer’ advice from a guy who Trump recently fired. TRUMP FIRED HIM!!!!
You do know Kristi, just because you didn’t pay him, doesn’t mean the advice doesn’t have a price. You and mostly South Dakotans are suffering because of this scumbag Trumpian. Even your own staffers are disgusted with him.
Your leadership abilities certainly should be questioned after taking â€˜volunteer’ advice from this dude. Birds of a Feather flock together, now it’s time to fire our own Dodo Bird, Kristi Noem.
Multiple sources have informed American Greatness that South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem is having an extramarital affair with adviser Corey Lewandowski, who previously served as a campaign manager for Donald Trump. The alleged fling reportedly has continued for months, sources say
Trust me, I didn’t gasp when I read it. This â€˜rumor’ has been floating around the statehouse and Pierre for over a year. I would just like to know who the sources were? A disgruntled former Noem employee? A state legislator(s)?
It could be a lie for all we know. So I challenge Noem to sue them for slander. If it is NOT true, prove it to a judge. Pressler won a similar suit when he was accused of being gay.
Whether it is true or not, I could care less about Noem’s sex life. This is an obvious attempt by some conservatives across the country to discount Noem as a presidential candidate, which is funny, because I thought you had to be a known cheater before you were granted the nomination in either party. If I were these wingnut dissenters, I wouldn’t be too worried.
Watching her interview on Newsmax last night was enough to prove she doesn’t have what it takes to be president. In her 50 minute interview she lied about Reagan helping farmers (he destroyed small family farms and the middle class), lied about her death taxes (she has received millions in federal farm subsidies), lied about Covid Mandates in the state (several communities across SD had mandates) lied about the Reservations smuggling drugs for the Mexican Cartel (yet uses our tax dollars to sue the voters over passing Rec MJ) and lied about all the Freedom we have in South Dakota because we believe in God and have Faith. I know, Batty stuff.
What I found ironic is that Noem probably spent tax dollars to fly to California to do a LIVE town hall. Why can’t SDPTV host a live Townhall, right here in South Dakota? Well the answer was obvious. NO ONE asked any questions that were controversial. Like why is she asking Ravnsborg to resign or why she used tax dollars to silence a whistle blower.
I don’t entirely blame Noem for all the issues in our state. This is what happens when you have one party rule for over 50 years, nothing gets done for the people because there is NO bi-partisan discussions on laws. I had to laugh this morning when people were calling into Belfrage’s show defending Noem for firing the appraiser director. Many people called about how the appraisers in South Dakota are corrupt and in cahoots with the realtors. GET OUT! They also believed that Noem could fix it. BAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Do you really think the SD GOP who consists mostly of realtors and land dealers are going to fix a system that is rigged for them? You truly are naÃ¯ve.
I’ll say the same thing about Noem as I say about Trump. I knew what I was getting when both of them were elected, but what baffles me is how people consistently defend their immense stupidity and lies.
From the AP Story(yes, folks, NO ONE in our state or local media uncovered this, it was the AP that had to break the story, so sad) there was one quote that stood out;
While Peters was applying for the certification, Noem should have recused herself from discussions on the agency, especially any that would apply to her daughter’s application, said Richard Painter, a professor at the University of Minnesota Law School who was the chief ethics lawyer for former President George W. Bush.
â€œIt’s clearly a conflict of interest and an abuse of power for the benefit of a family member,â€ he said.
For a moment though, let’s move past the abuse of power, the nepotism, the corruption and the conflicts. That’s everyday business for the SD GOP, let’s focus on the possible impeachable offenses;
Bren filed her age discrimination complaint at the end of December and, three months later, received the $200,000 settlement agreement to withdraw the complaint and leave her job. When asked about Bren, Hultman declined to discuss â€œthe specifics of personnel decisions.â€
It’s the use of tax payer resources to silence a whistle-blower that makes this egregious. Forget about the spoiled brats Noem raised and the hillbilly authoritarianism that comes when dumb hicks attain power, that crap has been going on for 50 years in Pierre.
But the spending of our money to cover her tracks is faintly hypocritical considering she beat Jackboots in the primary by exposing his own cover-up and the settlement paid out to a DCI agent he tried to silence.
Yeah, we are starting to see a pattern here.
We all know Noem will walk away from this unscathed and nothing will happen and probably the reason our local media just lets out a big yawn anymore when it comes to government corruption in our state.
Yeah, sadly we have to go to Yahoo News to get the real bizzo on our Governor. As I have mentioned before, we would never get a story like this out of our local media;
South DakotaÂ Gov.Â Kristi NoemÂ is encountering heightened scrutiny over decision to reject women’s sports legislation, with many questioning the influence of a longtime advisor â€“ Matt McCaulley â€“ who also has ties to the state’s top employer.
You may remember Mr. McCaulley, he was Sioux Falls City Councilor Neitzert’s attorney when he gleefully avoided punishment over his ethically challenged trip to Texas with Mayor Poops.
Since Noem’s veto, her conservative credentials have come under scrutiny, including from National Review. The conservative outlet published an article last week that raised legislators’ concerns with McCaulley and highlighted theÂ $40 millionÂ that his client, Sanford Health, directed towards its sports complex on the same day that Noem announced her veto.
Kwinky Dink? I think not.
“It’s a well-known secret in South Dakota that Matt McCaulley has a seat at the Governor’s policy table while simultaneously representing the interests of Sanford Health as one of their key lobbyists,” a person with first-hand knowledge told Fox News.
“During the Women’s Sports debate, we clearly saw this conflict of interest when the Governor came out with a style-and-form veto on the same day that Sanford Health announced their $40M donation to expand a sports complex. McCaulley not only influenced Governor Noem’s decision to derail the women’s sports bill, but he also helped write the press release and worked on the messaging.”
Hey, Kristi, you could have waited at least a couple of days . . .
Some have suggested that Noem’s policy decisions were made under heavy influence of McCaulley.
And a lot of other people. It is pretty plain to see that Noem is influenced in every thing she does by outside influence. Whether that is McCaulley, Lewandowski, Trump . . . the loser list goes on and on.