The Authoritarian Right Wingers really had quite the week pushing their Wacky Radical agenda onto a majority of Americans and South Dakotans that don’t support their ideas;


If there ever was a time I wish Jason Rumblestrips didn’t hit and kill Joe Boever, it is NOW. The SD Dem Party must dig deep to find someone to run against this guy. Remember, this is a person who covered up Gear Up and EB-5, and probably numerous other things, and if you think he has changed, you are mistaken. He has an axe to grind, and it won’t be pretty. Ravnsborg may have been a liar, a dope and a killer, but he isn’t a Marty.


In one of her more bizarre incidents, Noem said on Face the Nation that victims of rape and incest should be forced to have the child conceived in violence. It was probably one of the most despicable things I have ever heard her say. When she claims to be for Freedom and Liberty then turns around and forces raped children to have a child produced by their attacker, you have to wonder what is going on in her head. Cue the circus music.


I even tell my single male friends that this decision will have further implications in the Supreme Court. They are coming for your contraception and partner rights. A majority of Americans support safe and legal abortion clearly showing our SCOTUS is extremely out of touch with Americans.


It’s one thing for this Stop the Steal supporter to get nominated as SOS, but her extremist views on voter registration, religion and all things wacky to the right should scare the Hell out of us. I BEG the SD DEM Party to find a strong candidate to run against Ms. Johnson. What is even more strange is that they booted an incumbent who has done a fairly decent job. My feelings are they booted Barnett because he was trying to make voting easier in SD by supporting online registration and voting by mail. Even the Republicans in this state hate moderate Republicans.


While the President did sign a bi-partisan bill for more gun control, it was watered down by the Republicans involved in the negotiations. It also did not help that SCOTUS said it was A-OK to carry a concealed weapon Federally not allowing states to regulate the 2nd Amendment. A majority of Americans support comprehensive gun control.


This is only the case in states that have a voucher program. I am vehemently against vouchers. I have argued that if property tax payers can receive vouchers when choosing to send their children to private schools then I should receive a voucher for choosing NOT to have children. I especially think it is reprehensible to fund religious schools with money meant to go towards public education. The SCOTUS got this one wrong on many levels, as well as their ruling on prayer in schools. SCOTUS is virtually ignoring 1st Amendment rights and Separation of Church and state.

Before you think I’m against voting by mail, you would be mistaken. I fully support it. What I want to point out is the government waste in SOS Barnett’s plan to mail everyone an ‘application’.

Think about it.

Instead of just simply mailing every registered voter a ballot(s) to begin with, (depending on the election in your district) Barnett’s plan is going to cause all kinds of extra confusion, extra work and extra money and postage.

His application plan does this;

• By sending everyone an application instead of a ballot, you are possibly doubling your postage fees.

• You are possibly doubling your printing costs by mailing an application than a ballot to begin with.

• If just a ballot is sent, this saves county auditors time in processing applications and stuffing ballots to be mailed back.

• No one’s rights are being infringed upon. In fact, I would argue this gives you more rights because it makes the process simpler. If you choose not to use the ballot mailed to you, simply recycle it.

I use this analogy; it would be like Dominoes Pizza sending you a letter asking you if you would like to receive coupons by mail. They don’t do that, for obvious freaking reasons.

By just simply mailing you a ballot(s) to begin with, it gives you an opportunity to make the decision at that moment. No one is forcing you to fill out that ballot. You can either throw it away or vote in person.

Make no mistake, this is about making it as complicated as possible so it encourages voter suppression and the worst part it is wasting our tax dollars. Something the majority party in this state thrives at.

Why do the people in Pierre work so hard to make our lives more difficult?

The SD State Legislature decided to meet electronically for veto day, which is a good. It is also more proof that the municipal and school board elections across the state should be postponed, or at least give communities the option to decide. That is what Minnehaha County Auditor said during yesterday’s County Commission meeting. Basically if the Legislature makes a decision on the election, they would pass a bill that would allow communities to decide for themselves if they wanted to hold the election on April 14th, which I think is a great idea. There are roughly 70 communities that are planning a April 14th election across the state. Litz basically said in smaller, less populated cities, they would probably be okay with holding an election, but bigger cities like Sioux Falls may have issues with it. Bob also said that he could easily combine the city/school election ballot with a 2-sided primary ballot.

I’m still on the fence about it. I think we need to see where we are at with the Corona Virus in couple of weeks before we decide. We also don’t know what it will be like in June. I think if communities are given the option to decide for themselves, they should do it on April 6th.

Thanks for your litter Shantel

Well, I have known for a long time that SOS Shantel Krebs has no clue how to run her office, except she did it better than that last guy and his knuckle-head friend. Yeah, I know, that bar wasn’t real high.

But I would think Shantel and her campaign crew would know it is pointless to leave lit in the door of a registered Independent (over a decade – and never a Republican).

If Tapio or Johnson did this, I wouldn’t have blinked an eye, BUT THE SECRETARY OF THE STATE!

Shantel best find a new source for a clean list besides her front drawer. Hilarious.

Shantel, I know a guy, but he charges a pretty penny.

The question came up recently with a group of politico friends. We had our guesses but we came to the conclusion we didn’t know.

Well apparently he showed up in jeans and a t-shirt to the Charles Mix County Commission looking for a job in February. Apparently he moved back to Platte to run the family farm, or something like that, and needed another job.

The Charles Mix County auditor resigned, and the deputy auditor was filling in, so Jason saw an opportunity.

I guess the job interview didn’t go well. Happy farming Jason. I heard there is a guy in Brookings that could use some help blogging. Probably doesn’t pay well, but I heard the ad sales are good.