No better time then now to investigate Jackley and his role in both of those scandals. I suggest a bipartisan legislative group employ independent counsel to re-open the investigations. I started thinking about this after someone recently sent me this photo of Mike Myers and Lora Hubbel ‘shooting holes’ in the 5-foot branch theory that Richard Benda shot himself.
I will admit, it was refreshing to read this humorous article about South Dakota Trusts. It all starts with some digs on Noem, EB-5, Gear-Up, etc.;
Corey Lewandowski. Read it all here: (The Bulwark; The Daily Beast) BTW, Ian Fury, Noem’s official spokesperson, said â€œCorey was always a volunteer, never paid a dime (campaign or official).” To which I instantly responded, “So, you are saying that he did it for love.”
Is that what Repugs call love? Unfortunately, YES!
Now I am proud to say that in one way, I actually broke this story, on SleuthSayers, back on June 20, 2012. It’s just that no one listened. As the once and (probably) future AG Marty Jackley once told me, “Call me when there’s a crime.”
I think Jackboots had that line disconnected after Dep SOS Pitty Pat and SOS Jason Gunt left office.
Unless you live under a rock or are dumber than* our governor (or related to her) you know that the Trusts don’t benefit average South Dakotans one iota, it doesn’t even benefit main street or the government coffers in Pierre. There is a select group of banksters, bondsters and all around scammers making money from this and the cavemen and Betty Rubbles running our state house don’t have a clue about the laws they are passing.
I can feel all that liberty and freedom making me dumber by the minute.
I’m not the only one that thinks it is a little odd that Joop only got a $2k fine and a slap on the wrist. Most plea deals come with a ‘deal’. The question is, did Joop make a deal with Feds to sing like a little birdy to get his plea deal?
Why would anyone kill themselves with a 5 foot branch in the middle of a grove of trees over a piddly felony and fine? Bigger things were going on, and I have a feeling Mr. Bollen is helping to fry those fish.
Wow! I know people who pay more then that for a DUI charge, first offense. With all the dead people and millions missing in tax money, one wonders if any of these people (guarded by the SD GOP) will ever receive justice? Doesn’t look like it.
But hey, South DakotaÂ isn’t corrupt.