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Thune’s latest propaganda piece

Better paying jobs and a higher standard of living . . . has John visited South Dakota lately?

A more truthful piece;

Ironic Johnny Thunebag, GIGANTIC HYPOCRITE!

Remember Thune saying Daschle got to big of a head when he became Majority Leader and forgot about South Dakota? It seems Thune, who is now 2nd in charge as Whip is getting a big head. Not only has he forgotten about South Dakotans, he has done NOTHING since he has been Senator, and you would think the guy who was 2nd in charge in the US Senate would be able to advise the President to stop screwing over the farmers.

John Thune. FAIL!

UPDATE: Thune talks 5G Network

South Dakota US Senator John Thune brought the committee chairmanship of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation to the Sioux Falls Carnegie Town Hall on October 12, 2018 to talk about 5G internet heading our way.

This video is the post hearing press conference where we were asked by the Senator’s staff to make sure we joined in the fun.

It was difficult to record the actual meeting because the new media systems in Carnegie failed, big time, and the media was NOT happy.

South Dakota US Senator John Thune invited six local and national leaders to Sioux Falls in the hope of drawing attention to the speed and reliability of the next wave of internet.

As the committee chairmanship of the U.S. Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation This trip to the Sioux Falls Carnegie Town Hall on October 12, 2018 appeared to be a way to show off how technically savvy Sioux Falls in the hope to talk about the 5G internet heading our way.

The first thing he ran into was a brand new overpriced substandard audio / video system many of us tried to make sure met the needs of the Carnegie Town Hall Chamber. The video and audio are not high quality because the $290,792 spent forced Cameraman Bruce to use a directional microphone and record the most of the hearing from the overhead screen. It’s the best we can do when given crap to work with?!?

Our previous administration left us a great raspberry to show the world we needed him?

As Congressional committee hearings go, it was timed and orchestrated (except for the equipment failures) to allow the patient presenters give their testimonies.

Brendon Carr, Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission, Washington, DC.

Mayor Paul TenHaken, Sioux Falls, SD

D. Jose-Marie Griffiths, Pres. Dakota State University, Madison, SD

Robert Fisher, Sr. VP., Fed. Gov. Affairs, Verizon, Washington, DC

Justin Forde, Sr. Dir. Gov, Relations, West Fargo, ND

Mark Shlanta, Chief Executive Officer, SDN Communications, Sioux Falls, SD

SD Delegation sends Trump 2nd letter; this time with an Applebees giftcard

Well you know what they say, you catch more bees with honey. Senator Thune said this about the 2nd attempt to address the trade war, “We know that the president likes to eat crappy food, so we thought this would be a great follow-up letter.”

I asked Thune since he was 3rd in line for GOP leadership in Washington couldn’t he just pick up the phone and call Trump?

Thune seemed confused and said, “Interview over.”

Noem gets involved with Mayoral campaign, why not Thune?

I was pretty surprised to hear Noem put out a robo call for TenHaken. I would think being involved with a governor’s run she wouldn’t want to complicate things. Her call I guess.

So the bigger question is what does John Thune think of the race? He is a Sioux Falls resident, his wife I believe works for Sanford. Wouldn’t he have an opinion?

You would be surprised what that opinion is.

First the facts. Mud Mile, Jolene’s advertising agency has done video/campaign work for Thune for years, NOT Clickrain. In fact Thune and his wife consider themselves personal friends with Jo and Nate. The TenHaken’s? Not so much.

I guess there was a early discussion whether Thune would endorse Loetscher, but I guess the Loetscher campaign declined. Why? Good government and common sense. I think Loetscher wanted to keep this a non-partisan race but the TenHaken campaign has decided with the endorsements and postcard from the area GOP, the Jackley press release about nothing and the Noem endorsement, that idea went off the rails. They have run a successful smear campaign making Jo look like a uber liberal victim. But that’s what the SD GOP does best, hide from the real issues and throw mud.

I would encourage Loetscher to except the Thune endorsement if he is still willing to give it, and truly show she has support from both sides of the aisle.

And without getting into to much detail, I will say, while Thune may be undecided on whether to endorse his friend Jolene, he certainly WOULD NOT endorse TenHaken. And if you can’t get the endorsement of the TOP Republican in the state that lives in Sioux Falls, it really makes you take pause, doesn’t it?

“Call Theresa Stehly, she gets things done.” – John Thune

I guess John was rumored to have said this to a Sioux Falls constituent recently. I guess this person was talking to John Thune about parking issues in his neighborhood and John told him to call Theresa. I know I have accused John of not knowing too much, but at least he knows who is working for the citizens of Sioux Falls.

Thune still fantasizes about Reagan’s ‘Trickle Down’ economics

You know, because if the rich get tax cuts they will pay more . . . LOL. It amazes me how the GOP continues to sell that BS lie.

The 3 Stooges holding Town Hall meetings? Yeah right.

Ellis stuck it to our triple R’s in DC;

But sometime, between now and the end of the August recess, they’ll need to put their big-boy, big-girl pants on and hold some town halls. They need to show the state’s voters that they can stand down blubbering bounders, paid provocateurs and those who are genuinely concerned. They need to have the courage of their convictions to explain why Obamacare must go and why its replacement is better for the country. Because if there’s one thing people dislike more than a hypocrite, it’s a coward.

This is why I often tell people to get involved with local politics, DC is just full of silliness. These three could care less how the average South Dakotan lives their lives. Noem pretends to care on occasion because she wants to be governor, but Thune and Rounds have been disconnected for years. Of course the Stooge protectors say this is a setup for the left wing to attack them. First off, if there is a ‘left wing’ big enough to attack people in SD, please point them out to me, I would like to meet them, and secondly, this isn’t about just attending a left leaning town hall, it’s about having ANY town hall that is held in front of the general public.

Will the Three Stooges bother to show up?

While I like the idea, I will be shocked if any of them show up to the Lion’s den;

Sens. Mike Rounds and John Thune and Rep. Kristi Noem will return to South Dakota during a congressional recess period, but don’t plan to hold formal town hall forums. Spokespeople for the three said they hadn’t received invitations to the Thursday forum.

Kate Hayes, one of the group’s organizers, said she thought it was important that constituents remain an active check and balance system, weighing in regularly about Trump’s comments or policies that might worry them.

“We want to get back to where we’re doing our job as part of our democracy,” she said. “We need to be there to watch them and hold them accountable.”

Even if this was a grassroots Republican event, I doubt they would make an appearance, these clowns only show up to these kind of events if they can show off shooting hoops or collecting checks from rich donors.

But I’M NOT discouraging people from going to the event at Icon Lounge-Sioux Falls, Thursday, 5:30 – 7 PM. There will be a lot of other guests and speakers, should be fun, especially if NO Republicans make it.