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Is Corey Lewandowski pulling Noem’s puppet strings?

As I started digging around on Noem’s recent bullying efforts with the Mayor and now the Tribes, one name came up quite a bit, Corey Lewandowski.

You may or may not know that Corey was Trump’s campaign manager for president the last time around. He has also consulted the president during his presidency.

As several blogs have reported, their is a rumor swirling around that if Trump gets re-elected, he is going to tap Noem for Secretary of Agriculture. This supposed secret deal was concocted by Corey, and the rumor is he is pulling the puppet strings with how Noem has been reacting to the pandemic. Including pushing back on stay-at-home orders, telling our mayor what to do (and getting him to apologize publicly and say he was wrong and she was right). I’m also sure the sudden change in getting tough on the tribes has more to do with Trump and Lewandowski than it does with Noem. A freaking paralegal could tell you that the state has NO jurisdiction over the reservations.

See, Noem wants that cabinet position so badly, she will do anything, including handing Rhoden over to us as governor. Pierre will become one big Rodeo Cocktail Party . . . wait . . . it already is.

I wish our media would do some more digging around on this. I can tell you the TV studio in her basement wasn’t put there to better inform South Dakotans. Noem wants to go back to DC so bad she can taste it, and she’ll trample anyone to get there, with the help of Corey, of course.

Obama finally says something

Trump needs to go

UPDATE: Lack of Local Leadership has caused the Smithfield outbreak to be much worse

UPDATE: Governor Noem just announced Paul and her are asking for a 14 day closure and pay the workers during this time period. And how are they proposing this to Smithfield? In a letter.

COPY OF LETTER HERE

A letter doesn’t mean squat. They have the power to use the state and city health departments to force a closure LEGALLY!

If they don’t want to pay the workers, they can collect unemployment. Why is it so hard for these people to figure this out?! Letters and stern requests don’t hold up in court and don’t mean a pile of hog crap.

Noem was asked by Bob Mercer, what would happen if they reject the letter. Noem said they will take ‘further action’. Which means they will do nothing.

Another reporter asked if the State would be financially supporting the workers if Smithfield decides not to. She smugly said ‘NO’. What great Christian values a day before Easter.

Paul said the letter was ‘stiffer’. Stiffer than what? A wet paper bag?

PTH keeps pushing this idea, that he kind of vaguely revealed came from Smithfield management, that the employees have been spreading this virus amongst themselves outside of the plant. Sure, if all the employees lived in barracks together. They don’t. We know this is being spread at the workplace in close working conditions. I’m not a scientist, but I think I know how viruses are transmitted easily. To keep pushing this, now twice, is irresponsible. Knock it off!

Paul was asked the same question about if they rejected the letter. He said he hopes they do and brings up that they cannot in a Democracy legally shut them down. They can, this is poppycock.

Todd Epp asks if Smithfield has been a good corporate partner by not being transparent. Paul goes into a rant about how this is the Union’s duty to protect the workers. Hey Paul, they have been trying for weeks, and you have done nothing.

Epp also asked why isn’t Smithfield at these press conferences being transparent? I will answer that question. It is NOT in their best interest.

The hospitals clarified you cannot get a test unless you have a doctor’s order. WTF!!!!!!! Trump has said anyone can get a test. Really?

Paul went into a strange rant about how if someone has Covid, authorities have the power to make them quarantine, but somehow they don’t have the power to close businesses. Huh? That makes no sense at all. If you legally force individual people to stay home, you can legally shut down businesses. In fact I would argue, individuals have more constitutional rights than privately owned companies, especially ones owned by foreign communists.

BTW, no one was wearing masks at the presser.

Another reporter asks when they expect to hear an answer from Smithfield. I guess I would have gave them a call instead of sending a ‘letter’. And PTH says he didn’t talk to the CEO of Smithfield’s today. Huh?

I think that closing the plant for 3 days is some kind of sick joke (no pun intended). The plant not only needs to close indefinately until the virus passes, it needs to pay all of it’s employees during that time period and cover all medical expenses associated with covid treatment and care.

As you can see from this story, workers have been begging anyone who would listen that there needed to be an intervention at the plant;

Weeks before the announcement that Smithfield foods had become a coronavirus hot spot, employees were asking for more protection during the pandemic. Kooper Caraway is the President of the Sioux Falls AFLCIO.

“Secondary screening for folks with elevated temperatures, staggered lunch schedule, practicing social distancing on different shifts, and whatnot. The workers and their local union leadership have been pushing for these things for a month and it hasn’t been until the last week since management has started to implement these things,” said Caraway.

South Dakota Voices for Peace Attorney Taneeza Islam says most employees don’t see an option to walk away.

“They live paycheck to paycheck. If they quit or walk out they are not eligible for unemployment assistance, and that’s really what the choice is, right? Do I feed my family, or do I expose myself to COVID and then go home and expose my family to COVID,” said Islam.

As you can see, people have been trying to mitigate a pending crisis. Where was our governor and mayor? They have argued that Homeland Security has classified them as ‘essential’ but we all know, that Noem and Thune have a direct line to the president’s desk and could have closed the plant weeks ago or at the very least make them (and other manufacturers in SF) to implement strict safety precautions outlined by the CDC and Union reps.

We heard the strange Trumpian/Libertarian arguments from the Governor’s office, including at one point calling out the ‘fake news’ to where Kelo Radio reporter Todd Epp lashed back.

This mess (which will soon spread to other manufactures and families throughout our city) shows the utter lack of leadership on a local level, something I have warned about for the last month.

Mayor TenHaken could have made a directive to have the health department go around to these businesses and implement strict guidelines, but instead he decided to tweet about people having a few beers at The Barrel House. He could have also begged the Governor to contact the president and Homeland Security to intervene. In this video, Paul even suggested that the spread may have happened outside of the plant, WHAT!

Friday, April 10 COVID Update

An important updates on COVID, Smithfield Foods, the rate of spread, and what I need from you.Side note: As an important part of the nation’s food security, the federal government has designated Smithfield as an essential infrastructure workplace. As such, the City is not in a position to mandate certain actions to Smithfield and other essential employers such as suspension of operations.

Posted by Paul TenHaken on Friday, April 10, 2020

The governor could have intervened also with strict guidelines or could have called the president and Thune to intervene. Instead, Thune faked covid so he could get out of voting on the stimulus bill (that’s the rumor going around) and has done nothing to protect South Dakotans, but that’s normal for him, the biggest do nothing senator in the history of the state.

But what makes this even more egregious is that we are allowing a company owned by Chinese investors from a communist nation tell our government what they are going to do. The irony is that Noem has argued putting in a directive to stay at home would look communist, all the while communists are running the show. I know, if it weren’t tragic it would be laughable.

I’m asking everyone to boycott pork products until the crisis is over. Sorry, but bacon isn’t an essential to the security and safety of our country. Unfortunately our local elected leaders are proving they are the real threat to our safety and security.

All you need to know about Trump

These two interviews are truly fascinating, and give you all the insight you need to know about Trump

We have to find the oranges

This is our President?! WOW!

Bribery IS an Impeachable Offense

Drinking Liberally explains the impeachment hearings;

In Politics: Nationally, public testimony in the House of Representatives’ hearings on the Impeachment of Donald Trump began on Wednesday. It continues today as I write this invitation. It has been very damning for President Trump and the White House. On Wednesday, testimony linked Trump directly to the shakedown and Bribery scheme conducted by his representatives to get the newly elected Ukranian President to investigate Trump’s political rival, former Vice-President Joe Biden. To put pressure on the Ukrainians, the Trump Administration froze over $300 million in Ukrainian military aid previously authorized by Congress to help the Ukrainians fight the Russian invasion of their country. Despite the fact that this scheme undermined stated US policy and our security interests and those of our Allies, and despite mounting evidence that Trump directed this scheme of Bribery and Extortion himself, Republicans continue to defend him. They say as bad as Trump’s acts may have been, they haven’t risen to the level of an Impeachable Offense. For the benefit of Republicans, below I quote the Constitution and provide them with the legal definition of Bribery. Perhaps it will help them rediscover the Patriotism they profess to have and usually are quick to display.

US Constitution:Section 4, Article Two: “The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for… Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.”

A legal definition of Bribery: “The offering, giving, soliciting, or receiving of any item of value as a means of influencing the actions of an individual holding a public or legal duty. … Solicitation of a bribe also constitutes a crime and is completed regardless of whether the solicitation results in the receipt of a valuable gift.”

Anyway, the next time you hear a Republican say “Trump’s actions haven’t risen to the level of an Impeachable Offense.” Just say, “Bull***t”. Bribery is right there in the Constitution. It is a constitutionally mandated Impeachable Offense. Trump and his lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, have admitted to soliciting a personal favor, (the public statement of an investigation of Joe Biden and his son) in exchange for an Oval Office visit and the release of authorized military aid Trump’s Administration had frozen. If that isn’t Bribery, I will eat my shorts.

Of course, Republicans being Republicans they might argue that Trump is guilty of Extortion not Bribery and that, since Extortion is not explicitly mentioned in the Constitution, Trump’s conduct doesn’t rise to the level of an Impeachable Offense. I call this the Sergeant Schultz defense.

Trump; The King of ‘Chuff’