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Mayor TenHaken’s (former) Deputy COS, T.J. Nelson gets another demotion

As you can see about 10 days ago Mayor ‘COG’ handed another demotion to T.J. Typeover, he removed him from the CVB Bid Board. I asked someone why T.J. still continues to keep his job (and pay scale) when he keeps getting demotions. The answer I got, “Because he is probably running Paul’s gubernatorial campaign on the taxpayer’s dime.” No one has seen T.J. in months either, oh that’s right, like many city managers, directors and pencil pushing administrators he’s been ‘working’ at home.

Michael Moore Presents: Planet of the Humans | Full Documentary | Directed by Jeff Gibbs

This is pretty cool that you can watch this movie for FREE. It came out on April 21.

Noem and TenHaken need to be called out about Smithfields

There have been tons of stories in the national and international media about how Smithfields failed their employees, to many to link, just get out the googles, oh but this one is good.

One of the major perceptions is that since these employees are immigrants they don’t know how to wash their hands and they have been literally living in a one bedroom apartment with eight beds. After you stop tragically laughing from these claims (who I would assume are coming from Smithfields’ management) it is simply hog sh*t! But what makes it even worse is that the mayor of the state’s largest city and the governor are pushing this misinformation campaign.

Even if we recover quickly from this, Paul and Kristi need to be called out about their apparent ignorance or at least pushing this flat out lie. I have talked to several Smithfield employees, they have no doubt the spread happened at the plant, as the CDC pointed out today.

I also want to say that ham, bacon and hot dogs are not essential food. In fact, I would go even farther and say if you stopped eating this crap you would probably live a lot longer. This is another lie they are pushing about being ‘essential’. If Smithfields was selling super food smoothies, I would defend them. I have the super foods list posted on my fridge, and it doesn’t include a pork product, in fact there is NO animal protein on the list except salmon.

There has also been some conflicting remarks about supplying the American food chain, as I understand it, a lot of this food is going to China. I have not been able to nail down the exact percentage, but some of the claims (10% to China) are questionable and need to be investigated.

Also, besides the fact that this plant has had to pay fines due to water and air pollution, they now are putting workers at risk. If we had a Federal government with a conscious, this place would have been closed down years ago.

What makes the Governor’s ignorance (or flat our lies) even more egregious is that she now wants a sales tax bailout from Federal taxpayers. Why? Because taxing goods and services, gambling and FOOD is not real lucrative. Gee I wonder why? When you have a regressive tax system that taxes the poor at a higher rate while giving massive tax breaks and tax havens to high income earners, this was bound to happen. It doesn’t take an economist to figure this out.

It’s time for a corporate and high earner income tax to the wealthy of the state, and eliminate the taxes on hot dogs. Because, you know, hot dogs are ESSENTIAL, and why should I be taxed when buying them?

Freaking Morons!

UPDATE: Sioux Falls Healthcare to have a big announcement tomorrow

UPDATE: What was supposed to be announced today is the healthcare systems plans to combat the pandemic, and they did touch on it a little bit in the city’s press conference today. Hopefully we will hear more later. Also, the 2nd part is that at least one of the hospitals have sent all non-essential employees home if they can work from there. Not sure what will happen with the ones that cannot work from home.

Mayor TenHaken said today that there will be an announcement tomorrow. I’ve heard what it is, and it is going to be shocking. I just wanted to be on record to be prepared. I have had several employees reach out to me about what they think it is, but I will leave it for the official announcement. Let’s just say they are preparing for the pandemic to hit Sioux Falls, but not in the way you would expect. Let’s hope the predictions are wrong.

One Sioux Falls

This was a presentation that was only given and shared with city employees until given to DaCola by one of those employees, enjoy. Transparency, it is what we strive for.

Who says women cannot lead?

Australia Former prime minister Julia Gillard’s 2012 ‘misogyny speech’ has been voted the most unforgettable moment of Australian TV history by Guardian readers. 

City of Sioux Falls ‘Code Enforcement’ attorney wants to be the next Minnehaha County State’s Attorney

To say I laughed a little when I heard this would be an understatement;

Paul is currently an Attorney for the City of Sioux Falls, primarily representing the Public Works Department though he’s held various roles in the City Attorney’s Office working with Code Enforcement, Economic Development, Real Estate, Civil Litigation, Planning and Zoning, the Health Department and Human Resources.

Paul was the lead attorney trying to convict Cameraman Bruce for a public nuisance charge over his garlic and raspberries in his backyard (they called them weeds). I attended the trial. To say Bengford ‘lost’ the case is an understatement. Judge Cutler ruled in Danielson’s favor. She said something like, “Mr. Danielson enjoys working in his yard, there is no legal barriers on that.” But that was just the tip of the iceberg. Before the trial, Bruce was jailed for several hours on a ‘penny bond’ right before he was to testify at public input at the city council meeting about the whacked events center siding. We don’t need this person as our state’s attorney, we need him out of public service all together.

Next time take an UBER when looking at Holiday Lights

When I saw this story it reminded of this song by the UK punk band, The Business. I got to toss back some beers with Micky and the crew when they played at the Pomp Room. I don’t think he was driving though.

Hump Day Funnies

We are thinking about you, My friend

As you have probably heard on Facebook and other blogs, former City Councilor Dr. Kermit Staggers has entered hospice care in preparation for his next journey through the universe.

Theresa Stehly offered a beautiful prayer this afternoon for Kermit at the city council informational meeting.

There is a lot I could say about my relationship with Kermit, but I only want to use one word that describes it best, HONESTY. I have always been honest with him, and he has done the same with me and hundreds if not thousands of other people in this community. It is truly a RARE attribute in a politician these days.

There is much more I could say about Kermit, but I think if you just click on the link below, you can read about all the things he has done for this community. It really is overwhelming.

KERMIT LINKS

You will always be in our hearts sir.