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There is a better and safer way. http://dakotawarcollege.com/guest-column-article-v-convention-there-is-a-better-and-safer-way/ South Dakota War College urn:uuid:9e420578-a948-c13f-4d02-dc857242c1ab Sat, 25 Mar 2017 18:41:44 +0000 (From time to time, we have guest columnists commenting on issues of the day from their perspective. Guest columns are always welcome, and can be submitted to me here. -PP) The US Constitution is arguably the greatest governing document ever written. But great notwithstanding, our Constitution has its frailties. Indeed, every socio-legal contract ever conceived has an intrinsic Achilles’ heel. For America’s constitution that vulnerable place is located in its fifth section: “Article V.” Article <a class="more-link" href="http://dakotawarcollege.com/guest-column-article-v-convention-there-is-a-better-and-safer-way/">Continue Reading &#8594;</a> <p>(From time to time, we have guest columnists commenting on issues of the day from their perspective. Guest columns are always welcome, and <a href="http://mailto:pat@patpowers.com">can be submitted to me here</a>. -PP)</p> <p>The US Constitution is arguably the greatest governing document ever written. But great notwithstanding, our Constitution has its frailties. Indeed, every socio-legal contract ever conceived has an intrinsic Achilles’ heel. For America’s constitution that vulnerable place is located in its fifth section: “Article V.”<br /> Article V gives state-level lawmakers the power to force Congress to arrange a meeting (convention) of delegates to change, suspend, rewrite or overhaul the Constitution of the United States of America.</p> <p>Our nation’s Constitution is not an easy study. The relevant part of Article V, however, is only 87 words in length and takes less than a minute to read and comprehend. (Lincoln’s Gettysburg address was a comparative tome at 272 words.) The literary footprint of Article V is unremarkable, belying a clear and present danger to our nation’s supreme law in its entirety.</p> <p>Manipulation of our Constitution through its fifth section is serious and recent; this isn’t a fictional Tom Clancy conspiracy novel. SD’s House of Representatives conducted floor debate three times this year on the invocation of an Article V Convention (House Joint Resolution, HJR 1002). Our constitution was under genuine and substantial threat.</p> <p>Ostensibly, the Resolution’s primary purpose was to force Congress to exercise self-control in collecting and expending taxpayer dollars. Washington D.C. was to be contractually bound by the Constitution via the colloquialisms “Convention of States” and “Balanced Budget Amendment.” Despite attractive taxpayer-seductive language, SD’s State Representatives wisely and soundly killed HJR 1002.</p> <p>Although advertised otherwise, the Article V application for a Convention of States does not grant SD’s Legislature any control over convention topics. Our US Constitution would be hung on a wall to become a dartboard for random whimsical repeals and modifications. Would South Dakotans be willing to risk their right to keep and bear firearms? …or freely worship? I think not.</p> <p>Had the Article V Convention been authorized, the US Congress would’ve had sole authority to appoint delegates and assign state allegiance to each. California’s 55 electoral votes versus South Dakota’s three? Could’ve happened. Congress also owned the prerogative to select the ratification process. Further, once convened, delegates become self-sovereign; accountable only to themselves. Not to Congress. Not to the SD Legislature. Not even to “We the People.”</p> <p>Every SD state representative favors fiscal responsibility and limited federal government. Proponents of the Article V Convention couldn’t explain why they’d hold our Constitution hostage, in ransom for unenforceable federal fiscal requirements. Blackmailing Congress is flawed strategy. An Article V Convention directly implies that our Constitution is structurally unsound and in dire need of repair. The majority of SD’s state representatives did not – and do not – concur.</p> <p>Besides, there’s a better and safer way. If answerable fiscal policy is the target, then American citizens should focus their sights on our elected officials at their federal posts. Know that our Constitution in its present state already includes restraints on the Feds. Demand your elected officials adhere to the Constitution – not amend it. None of the existing 27 constitutional amendments were enacted utilizing Article V procedures.</p> <p>President James Madison &#8211; a primary author of our Constitution &#8211; expressed grave concern regarding Article V “difficulties.” In 1788, he stated he’d quite “tremble” at the thought of likely “insidious” partisan delegates at Article V Conventions. Eventually, he proposed the Constitution be void of all reference to the Article V process.</p> <p>Our supreme law is vulnerable at its succinct, exploitable fifth section. Since our nation’s birth, more than a million American men and women have sacrificed their lives, providing the armor that’s protected the Constitution at its Achilles’ heel. The Article V Convention of States is perilous self-sabotage. The sacred, venerable Constitution of the United States of America is not wherein the problem lies. This state legislator asks – and votes – that it be left alone.</p> <p>Rep. David L. Johnson, R-District 33<br /> SD State House of Representatives</p> Uncategorized Pat Powers Pat Powers Disney, Sea World and Universal Employee’s Caught in Sex Stings, Child Porn Arrests http://www.americanclarion.com/2017/03/25/disney-sea-world-and-universal-employees-caught-in-sex-stings-child-porn-arrests-47933/ American Clarion urn:uuid:67b8f92b-d685-a874-f548-0eff168a2e63 Sat, 25 Mar 2017 14:09:04 +0000 CNN reported on July 14, 2014 that a Walt Disney World security guard and janitor at SeaWorld's Discovery Cove were among 18 men arrested in a sex sting dubbed "Operation April's Fools," Polk County, Florida. Those arrested responded to online ads from undercover detectives who posed as children or...<br/> <br/> Visit American Clarion to read more<div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/AmericanClarion?a=KreRxSFlbok:_yLJhUnqUkk:yIl2AUoC8zA"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/AmericanClarion?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/AmericanClarion?a=KreRxSFlbok:_yLJhUnqUkk:V_sGLiPBpWU"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/AmericanClarion?i=KreRxSFlbok:_yLJhUnqUkk:V_sGLiPBpWU" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/AmericanClarion?a=KreRxSFlbok:_yLJhUnqUkk:qj6IDK7rITs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/AmericanClarion?d=qj6IDK7rITs" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/AmericanClarion?a=KreRxSFlbok:_yLJhUnqUkk:gIN9vFwOqvQ"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/AmericanClarion?i=KreRxSFlbok:_yLJhUnqUkk:gIN9vFwOqvQ" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/AmericanClarion?a=KreRxSFlbok:_yLJhUnqUkk:F7zBnMyn0Lo"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/AmericanClarion?i=KreRxSFlbok:_yLJhUnqUkk:F7zBnMyn0Lo" border="0"></img></a> </div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/AmericanClarion/~4/KreRxSFlbok" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> National crime homosexuality media morality pedophilia contact@americanclarion.com contact@americanclarion.com SOS: Speaking of Seniors – Think Medicaid Works Well? http://www.americanclarion.com/2017/03/25/sos-speaking-of-seniors-think-medicaid-works-well-47927/ American Clarion urn:uuid:39eb4ff2-e3cc-10d8-c05c-759847f65a50 Sat, 25 Mar 2017 13:59:09 +0000 In 2009, the leader of a think tank in Washington, D.C. asked me to edit a research project which the think tank had sponsored on problems with Medicaid. I was flattered and honored that a think tank based in D.C. noticed my articles on Medicare problems and thought enough of my writing to ask for...<br/> <br/> Visit American Clarion to read more<div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/AmericanClarion?a=I-uY9lShsrw:K-07k07NOBs:yIl2AUoC8zA"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/AmericanClarion?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/AmericanClarion?a=I-uY9lShsrw:K-07k07NOBs:V_sGLiPBpWU"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/AmericanClarion?i=I-uY9lShsrw:K-07k07NOBs:V_sGLiPBpWU" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/AmericanClarion?a=I-uY9lShsrw:K-07k07NOBs:qj6IDK7rITs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/AmericanClarion?d=qj6IDK7rITs" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/AmericanClarion?a=I-uY9lShsrw:K-07k07NOBs:gIN9vFwOqvQ"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/AmericanClarion?i=I-uY9lShsrw:K-07k07NOBs:gIN9vFwOqvQ" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/AmericanClarion?a=I-uY9lShsrw:K-07k07NOBs:F7zBnMyn0Lo"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/AmericanClarion?i=I-uY9lShsrw:K-07k07NOBs:F7zBnMyn0Lo" border="0"></img></a> </div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/AmericanClarion/~4/I-uY9lShsrw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> National government health care Medicaid contact@americanclarion.com contact@americanclarion.com Putting Off Legalism (and Apathy) http://www.americanclarion.com/2017/03/25/putting-off-legalism-and-apathy-47925/ American Clarion urn:uuid:c5b16df3-38c6-4e04-0a97-719b333e9db9 Sat, 25 Mar 2017 13:34:11 +0000 Sometimes the culture war is merely a distraction away from greater spiritual warfares. The enemy takes on many forms. There are even those times when our greatest foe is the person staring back at us. Ultimately our mirrors betray us.<br/> <br/> Visit American Clarion to read more<div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/AmericanClarion?a=PqHmRBQpxS8:I-1UNIJbhV4:yIl2AUoC8zA"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/AmericanClarion?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/AmericanClarion?a=PqHmRBQpxS8:I-1UNIJbhV4:V_sGLiPBpWU"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/AmericanClarion?i=PqHmRBQpxS8:I-1UNIJbhV4:V_sGLiPBpWU" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/AmericanClarion?a=PqHmRBQpxS8:I-1UNIJbhV4:qj6IDK7rITs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/AmericanClarion?d=qj6IDK7rITs" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/AmericanClarion?a=PqHmRBQpxS8:I-1UNIJbhV4:gIN9vFwOqvQ"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/AmericanClarion?i=PqHmRBQpxS8:I-1UNIJbhV4:gIN9vFwOqvQ" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/AmericanClarion?a=PqHmRBQpxS8:I-1UNIJbhV4:F7zBnMyn0Lo"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/AmericanClarion?i=PqHmRBQpxS8:I-1UNIJbhV4:F7zBnMyn0Lo" border="0"></img></a> </div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/AmericanClarion/~4/PqHmRBQpxS8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> National Christianity contact@americanclarion.com contact@americanclarion.com 19 year old Brookings City Council Candidate busted for fake ID. http://dakotawarcollege.com/19-year-old-brookings-city-council-candidate-busted-for-fake-id/ South Dakota War College urn:uuid:69485c59-23f4-1907-cc7d-fc3b7afbf3de Sat, 25 Mar 2017 02:57:27 +0000 Isaiah Croatt is running for the City Council in Brookings, and as he notes in a news story about his candidacy, he doesn&#8217;t let anything hold him back: Friday was the last day for people interested in a seat on Brookings’ City Council to file their paperwork. So far, four people have thrown their hat into the ring for city leadership, including one young man who says his age gives him an advantage over the <a class="more-link" href="http://dakotawarcollege.com/19-year-old-brookings-city-council-candidate-busted-for-fake-id/">Continue Reading &#8594;</a> <p>Isaiah Croatt is running for the City Council in Brookings, and as he notes in a news story about his candidacy, he doesn&#8217;t let anything hold him back:</p> <blockquote><p>Friday was the last day for people interested in a seat on Brookings’ City Council to file their paperwork.</p> <p>So far, four people have thrown their hat into the ring for city leadership, including one young man who says his age gives him an advantage over the others.</p> <p>And&#8230;</p> <p>Isaiah Croatt is only 19 years old, but he’s not letting his age hold him back from anything.</p> <p>“The age thing has always been a challenge throughout my life; I’m always the youngest guy doing things.”</p></blockquote> <p><a href="http://www.kdlt.com/2017/02/25/19-year-old-council-candidate-hopes-close-age-gap-brookings/">Read it here.</a></p> <p>And according to the Brookings Register, maybe there&#8217;s one thing he should have let his age hold him back on:</p> <div align="center"><a href="http://dakotawarcollege.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/img_2500.jpg"><img data-attachment-id="68568" data-permalink="http://dakotawarcollege.com/19-year-old-brookings-city-council-candidate-busted-for-fake-id/img_2500/" data-orig-file="http://dakotawarcollege.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/img_2500.jpg" data-orig-size="547,360" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="img_2500" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="http://dakotawarcollege.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/img_2500.jpg" data-large-file="http://dakotawarcollege.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/img_2500.jpg" src="http://dakotawarcollege.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/img_2500.jpg" alt="" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-68568"></a></div> <div align="center"></div> <p>Yep. Looks like the 19 year old Brookings City Council Candidate appears to have been busted for a Class 1 misdemeanor for having a fake ID. (They all try to grow up so fast!)</p> Uncategorized Pat Powers Pat Powers Jeff Monroe say no go to Treasurer’s nod. http://dakotawarcollege.com/jeff-monroe-say-no-go-to-treasurers-nod/ South Dakota War College urn:uuid:72d37c60-3974-b70e-e719-73077a2e8785 Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:27:56 +0000 With rumors flying in the past few weeks with regards to his possible entrance into the race for South Dakota State Treasurer, State Senator Jeff Monroe has done some soul searching, and for now, has decided to take a pass at the office. According to Monroe, he took some time, and &#8220;checked Josh out pretty well,&#8221; noting that &#8220;I think he&#8217;s a solid guy.   I can&#8217;t think of any good reason to run against <a class="more-link" href="http://dakotawarcollege.com/jeff-monroe-say-no-go-to-treasurers-nod/">Continue Reading &#8594;</a> <p><img data-attachment-id="68566" data-permalink="http://dakotawarcollege.com/jeff-monroe-say-no-go-to-treasurers-nod/monroejeff/" data-orig-file="http://dakotawarcollege.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/MonroeJeff.jpg" data-orig-size="200,250" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;JOHnny Sundby&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;1421758955&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="MonroeJeff" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="http://dakotawarcollege.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/MonroeJeff.jpg" data-large-file="http://dakotawarcollege.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/MonroeJeff.jpg" class="alignleft wp-image-68566" src="http://dakotawarcollege.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/MonroeJeff.jpg" alt="" width="130" height="161" />With rumors flying in the past few weeks with regards to his possible entrance into the race for South Dakota State Treasurer, State Senator Jeff Monroe has done some soul searching, and for now, has decided to take a pass at the office.</p> <p>According to Monroe, he took some time, and &#8220;<em>checked Josh out pretty well</em>,&#8221; noting that &#8220;<em>I think he&#8217;s a solid guy. <span class="Apple-converted-space">  </span>I can&#8217;t think of any good reason to run against him and I don&#8217;t want to bail on District 24.<span class="Apple-converted-space">  </span>I think I&#8217;d serve South Dakota better right where I&#8217;m at.</em>&#8221;</p> <p>Sorry to see Jeff taking a step back, as he&#8217;s a great guy. But I can&#8217;t disagree!</p> <p class="p1"> Uncategorized Pat Powers Pat Powers Noem: Keystone XL Opens Opportunities for South Dakota http://dakotawarcollege.com/noem-keystone-xl-opens-opportunities-for-south-dakota/ South Dakota War College urn:uuid:fd3a1a4a-b9fa-e22a-d3c8-a44267f86fc3 Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:18:41 +0000 Noem: Keystone XL Opens Opportunities for South Dakota Washington, D.C. – Rep. Kristi Noem today issued the following statement, after President Trump issued a presidential permit to approve construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline: “Access to energy is central to improving our national security and building a more robust economy that offers better jobs and higher wages.  Not only does the Keystone XL Pipeline offer these large-scale benefits for our country, its construction will translate <a class="more-link" href="http://dakotawarcollege.com/noem-keystone-xl-opens-opportunities-for-south-dakota/">Continue Reading &#8594;</a> <p class="p1" style="text-align: center;"><span class="s1"><b><img data-attachment-id="53018" data-permalink="http://dakotawarcollege.com/release-powder-river-decision-a-victory-for-ellsworth-and-the-air-force-says-noem/noem-press-header/" data-orig-file="http://dakotawarcollege.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/noem-press-header.jpg" data-orig-size="620,225" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="noem press header" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="http://dakotawarcollege.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/noem-press-header.jpg" data-large-file="http://dakotawarcollege.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/noem-press-header.jpg" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-53018" src="http://dakotawarcollege.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/noem-press-header.jpg" alt="" width="620" height="225" /> <img data-attachment-id="43407" data-permalink="http://dakotawarcollege.com/house-passes-comprehensive-defense-policy-bill-with-noems-mom-amendment/kristi-noem-headshot-may-21-2014/" data-orig-file="http://dakotawarcollege.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/kristi-noem-headshot-May-21-2014.jpg" data-orig-size="2832,4256" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;Eric Connolly&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;}" data-image-title="kristi noem headshot May 21 2014" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="http://dakotawarcollege.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/kristi-noem-headshot-May-21-2014.jpg" data-large-file="http://dakotawarcollege.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/kristi-noem-headshot-May-21-2014.jpg" class="wp-image-43407 alignleft" src="http://dakotawarcollege.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/kristi-noem-headshot-May-21-2014.jpg" alt="" width="148" height="221" />Noem: Keystone XL Opens Opportunities for South Dakota</b></span></p> <p class="p2"><span class="s1"><b>Washington, D.C.</b> – Rep. Kristi Noem today issued the following statement, after President Trump issued a presidential permit to approve construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline:</span></p> <p class="p2"><span class="s1">“Access to energy is central to improving our national security and building a more robust economy that offers better jobs and higher wages.  Not only does the Keystone XL Pipeline offer these large-scale benefits for our country, its construction will translate into added revenue for cash-strapped South Dakota counties, relief on our roads and rails, and job opportunities for folks across our state. I’m glad to see President Trump move forward on this critical piece of American infrastructure.”</span><span class="s1"> </span></p> <p class="p3" style="text-align: center;"><span class="s1">###</span></p> Uncategorized Pat Powers Pat Powers Statement From Gov. Daugaard On Keystone XL http://dakotawarcollege.com/statement-from-gov-daugaard-on-keystone-xl-2/ South Dakota War College urn:uuid:b410a8c6-2414-919a-c7e4-0ba48b8f9219 Fri, 24 Mar 2017 14:33:07 +0000 Statement From Gov. Daugaard On Keystone XL PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard issued the following statement today in response to the State Department’s issuance of a permit for construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline. “I welcome the administration’s approval of the Keystone XL Pipeline. This is a victory for all of us who rely on oil to heat our homes, fuel our cars, and power our tractors, and pipelines are the safest and most <a class="more-link" href="http://dakotawarcollege.com/statement-from-gov-daugaard-on-keystone-xl-2/">Continue Reading &#8594;</a> <p class="p1" style="text-align: left;"><span class="s1"><b><img data-attachment-id="41657" data-permalink="http://dakotawarcollege.com/daugaard-to-announce-re-election-plans-on-tuesday/daugaardheader/" data-orig-file="http://dakotawarcollege.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/daugaardheader.jpg" data-orig-size="600,150" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;}" data-image-title="daugaardheader" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="http://dakotawarcollege.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/daugaardheader.jpg" data-large-file="http://dakotawarcollege.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/daugaardheader.jpg" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-41657" src="http://dakotawarcollege.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/daugaardheader.jpg" alt="" width="600" height="150" /> <img data-attachment-id="36663" data-permalink="http://dakotawarcollege.com/governor-daugaards-weekly-column-south-dakotas-sound-pension-fund/daugaard/" data-orig-file="http://dakotawarcollege.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Daugaard.jpg" data-orig-size="1500,2100" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;}" data-image-title="Daugaard" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="http://dakotawarcollege.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Daugaard.jpg" data-large-file="http://dakotawarcollege.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Daugaard.jpg" class="wp-image-36663 alignleft" src="http://dakotawarcollege.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Daugaard.jpg" alt="" width="156" height="217" />Statement From Gov. Daugaard On Keystone XL</b></span></p> <p class="p2"><span class="s2">PIERRE, S.D. – </span><span class="s1">Gov. Dennis Daugaard issued the following statement today in response to the State Department’s issuance of a permit for construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline.</span></p> <p class="p2"><span class="s1">“I welcome the administration’s approval of the Keystone XL Pipeline. This is a victory for all of us who rely on oil to heat our homes, fuel our cars, and power our tractors, and pipelines are the safest and most efficient way to transport oil. I recognize that some South Dakotans will not celebrate this news, and I respect that perspective. I hope we will all seek to exercise our First Amendment rights peacefully, and respect the right of others to do likewise.”</span></p> <p class="p3" style="text-align: center;"><span class="s1">– 30 –</span></p> Uncategorized Pat Powers Pat Powers Thune Applauds Keystone XL Pipeline Permitting http://dakotawarcollege.com/thune-applauds-keystone-xl-pipeline-permitting/ South Dakota War College urn:uuid:d549df8e-cf6b-d96a-bd42-7456f01d9949 Fri, 24 Mar 2017 14:09:59 +0000 Thune Applauds Keystone XL Pipeline Permitting  “This is one more step in a joint effort between Congress and the administration to pursue policies that encourage job creation and economic growth.”  WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) today issued the following statement after President Trump issued a permit authorizing construction of the Keystone XL pipeline:  “After delaying the common-sense, shovel-ready Keystone XL pipeline for eight years, the Obama administration put politics ahead of job creation and <a class="more-link" href="http://dakotawarcollege.com/thune-applauds-keystone-xl-pipeline-permitting/">Continue Reading &#8594;</a> <p class="p1" style="text-align: center;"><span class="s1"><b><img data-attachment-id="55876" data-permalink="http://dakotawarcollege.com/thune-tax-day-not-a-happy-time-for-hard-working-americans/thuneheadernew/" data-orig-file="http://dakotawarcollege.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/thuneheadernew.jpg" data-orig-size="780,130" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="thuneheadernew" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="http://dakotawarcollege.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/thuneheadernew.jpg" data-large-file="http://dakotawarcollege.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/thuneheadernew.jpg" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-55876" src="http://dakotawarcollege.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/thuneheadernew.jpg" alt="" width="780" height="130" /> <img data-attachment-id="53470" data-permalink="http://dakotawarcollege.com/moran-tester-thune-introduce-bill-to-preserve-rural-therapy-care/john_thune_official_portrait_111th_congress/" data-orig-file="http://dakotawarcollege.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/John_Thune_official_portrait_111th_Congress.jpg" data-orig-size="2400,3040" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;U.S. Senate Photographic Studio&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;1264628396&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="John_Thune,_official_portrait,_111th_Congress" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="http://dakotawarcollege.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/John_Thune_official_portrait_111th_Congress.jpg" data-large-file="http://dakotawarcollege.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/John_Thune_official_portrait_111th_Congress.jpg" class="wp-image-53470 alignleft" src="http://dakotawarcollege.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/John_Thune_official_portrait_111th_Congress.jpg" alt="" width="171" height="216" />Thune Applauds Keystone XL Pipeline Permitting</b></span></p> <p class="p2"><span class="s2"> “</span><span class="s1"><i>This is one more step in a joint effort between Congress and the administration to pursue policies that encourage job creation and economic growth.”</i></span><span class="s1"> </span></p> <p class="p4"><span class="s1"><b>WASHINGTON</b> — U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) today issued the following statement after President Trump issued a permit authorizing construction of the Keystone XL pipeline:</span><span class="s1"> </span></p> <p class="p4"><span class="s1">“After delaying the common-sense, shovel-ready Keystone XL pipeline for eight years, the Obama administration put politics ahead of job creation and energy development,” said Thune. “I’m glad President Trump took quick action to approve this critical infrastructure project. </span><span class="s3">This is one more step in a joint effort between Congress and the administration to pursue policies that encourage job creation and economic growth.</span><span class="s1">”</span></p> <p class="p6" style="text-align: center;"><span class="s1">###</span></p> Uncategorized Pat Powers Pat Powers Democrats trying to create their own hype. Good luck with that one. http://dakotawarcollege.com/democrats-trying-to-create-their-own-hype-good-luck-with-that-one/ South Dakota War College urn:uuid:496582c3-603e-2e89-6045-2d69e932da8c Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:09:56 +0000 From Facebook, South Dakota Democrats are promoting a news article that attempts to point out how people are interested in running: And if you click on the link&#8230; it has absolutely nothing to do with South Dakota.  And on top of that, the author of the article, Alex Seitz-Wald, has been cited by at least one website as a friendly reporter where Democrats &#8220;planted&#8221; articles favorable to themselves. In South Dakota over the past several <a class="more-link" href="http://dakotawarcollege.com/democrats-trying-to-create-their-own-hype-good-luck-with-that-one/">Continue Reading &#8594;</a> <p>From Facebook, South Dakota Democrats are promoting a news article that attempts to point out how people are interested in running:</p> <p><img data-attachment-id="68557" data-permalink="http://dakotawarcollege.com/democrats-trying-to-create-their-own-hype-good-luck-with-that-one/img_6813/" data-orig-file="http://dakotawarcollege.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/IMG_6813.png" data-orig-size="1224,1394" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="IMG_6813" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="http://dakotawarcollege.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/IMG_6813.png" data-large-file="http://dakotawarcollege.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/IMG_6813.png" class="wp-image-68557 alignleft" src="http://dakotawarcollege.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/IMG_6813.png" alt="" width="427" height="485" /></p> <p>And <a href="http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/democrats-vs-trump/thousands-would-be-democrat-candidates-flood-states-trump-backlash-n736761">if you click on the link</a>&#8230; it has absolutely nothing to do with South Dakota.  And on top of that, the author of the article, Alex Seitz-Wald, has been <a href="https://medium.com/mtracey/how-msnbcs-alex-seitz-wald-colluded-with-the-failed-clinton-campaign-5e051f1ce9db#.71qg8a3ha">cited by at least one website as a friendly reporter where Democrats &#8220;planted&#8221; articles</a> favorable to themselves.</p> <p>In South Dakota over the past several election cycles, Democrat&#8217;s main problems electorally have been of their own doing. Instead of devoting resources into party building, voter registration, and recruitment, they&#8217;ve been dumping tens of thousands of dollars into petition registration drives that have provided no discernable benefit to voter registration or candidate recruitment.</p> <p>In fact, the past several cycles have proven to be among their lowest water marks in a half-century. The party is life support from the national party in terms of funding, at the same time while they maintain a staff that accomplishes little else but an occasional snarky press release.</p> <p>Further crippling the party is an odd 4-year election cycle for chair, which has them forced to remain under the yoke of Ann Tornberg, who drove the party to record low numbers in the prior election.</p> <p>Tornberg fared poorly &#8211; hitting a 50 year low for state democrat numbers in elections &#8211; against a GOP organization in 2016 which had focused much of it&#8217;s efforts into defeating a couple of ballot measures which threatened to remove party label from the ballot. A measure favored by some Democrats that they believed might improve their electability by hiding the fact they were Democrats, but in practice, <a href="http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-meyerson-california-jungle-primary-20140622-story.html">is less than a success.</a></p> <p>In 2018, as opposed to facing a GOP focusing on ballot measures, Tornburg will be facing a GOP led by her nemesis, former State Senator Dan Lederman.  In past legislative elections, Tornburg both ran directly against Lederman in the Senate, as well as against house members strongly supported by Lederman. In every case, Tornburg was trounced, and turned away from the ballot box.</p> <p>Now, a damaged liberal political party at historic lows led by Tornburg is facing a newly re-energized and active GOP led by Lederman, who has made grassroots activism and party building a priority.</p> <p>Observers may have to avert their eyes, as the battle may be quite lopsided, and not very pretty.</p> Uncategorized Pat Powers Pat Powers NRA Urging RINO Governor Veto Override http://www.americanclarion.com/2017/03/24/nra-urging-rino-governor-veto-override-47917/ American Clarion urn:uuid:ade6b341-cecf-2e63-55d1-d5ccd172ad1f Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:22:20 +0000 The National Rifle Association (NRA) is taking the unusual action of getting behind an override of South Dakota RINO Governor Dennis Daugaard's veto of Second Amendment legislation from the 2017 South Dakota legislative session.<br/> <br/> Visit American Clarion to read more<div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/AmericanClarion?a=osQm_dnG7jM:QIiWtgVjWGE:yIl2AUoC8zA"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/AmericanClarion?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/AmericanClarion?a=osQm_dnG7jM:QIiWtgVjWGE:V_sGLiPBpWU"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/AmericanClarion?i=osQm_dnG7jM:QIiWtgVjWGE:V_sGLiPBpWU" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/AmericanClarion?a=osQm_dnG7jM:QIiWtgVjWGE:qj6IDK7rITs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/AmericanClarion?d=qj6IDK7rITs" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/AmericanClarion?a=osQm_dnG7jM:QIiWtgVjWGE:gIN9vFwOqvQ"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/AmericanClarion?i=osQm_dnG7jM:QIiWtgVjWGE:gIN9vFwOqvQ" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/AmericanClarion?a=osQm_dnG7jM:QIiWtgVjWGE:F7zBnMyn0Lo"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/AmericanClarion?i=osQm_dnG7jM:QIiWtgVjWGE:F7zBnMyn0Lo" border="0"></img></a> </div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/AmericanClarion/~4/osQm_dnG7jM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> RINO Watch South Dakota Dennis Daugaard NRA RINOs Second Amendment contact@americanclarion.com contact@americanclarion.com President Trump & the Democrat Saga of Incoherence http://www.americanclarion.com/2017/03/24/president-trump-the-democrat-saga-of-incoherence-47914/ American Clarion urn:uuid:6258cb97-e113-398c-f63c-680cdfad7dc1 Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:12:59 +0000 The Democrats and anti-Trump forces seem to be so blinded by their hatred of the president that they have lost their ability to think coherently. What else can one think when reviewing what has been transpiring? It is so obvious. Well, obvious to those of us who are not blinded by either hatred...<br/> <br/> Visit American Clarion to read more<div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/AmericanClarion?a=lhfAXX0dJBw:8XUTkmj-xcE:yIl2AUoC8zA"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/AmericanClarion?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/AmericanClarion?a=lhfAXX0dJBw:8XUTkmj-xcE:V_sGLiPBpWU"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/AmericanClarion?i=lhfAXX0dJBw:8XUTkmj-xcE:V_sGLiPBpWU" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/AmericanClarion?a=lhfAXX0dJBw:8XUTkmj-xcE:qj6IDK7rITs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/AmericanClarion?d=qj6IDK7rITs" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/AmericanClarion?a=lhfAXX0dJBw:8XUTkmj-xcE:gIN9vFwOqvQ"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/AmericanClarion?i=lhfAXX0dJBw:8XUTkmj-xcE:gIN9vFwOqvQ" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/AmericanClarion?a=lhfAXX0dJBw:8XUTkmj-xcE:F7zBnMyn0Lo"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/AmericanClarion?i=lhfAXX0dJBw:8XUTkmj-xcE:F7zBnMyn0Lo" border="0"></img></a> </div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/AmericanClarion/~4/lhfAXX0dJBw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> National Democrats Donald Trump Russia contact@americanclarion.com contact@americanclarion.com Marriage is No Business of the State http://www.americanclarion.com/2017/03/24/marriage-is-no-business-of-the-state-47913/ American Clarion urn:uuid:59160e63-8835-bebf-b82f-b091500d6654 Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:10:29 +0000 In the battle for God’s holy institution of marriage, as of late there has not been a lot of encouraging news. The problem confronting us however has roots going back more than 100 years. The nose of the camel came into the tent with miscegenation laws which largely began after the War Between the...<br/> <br/> Visit American Clarion to read more<div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/AmericanClarion?a=rauIjCg_5fk:4Peor9dlbqQ:yIl2AUoC8zA"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/AmericanClarion?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/AmericanClarion?a=rauIjCg_5fk:4Peor9dlbqQ:V_sGLiPBpWU"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/AmericanClarion?i=rauIjCg_5fk:4Peor9dlbqQ:V_sGLiPBpWU" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/AmericanClarion?a=rauIjCg_5fk:4Peor9dlbqQ:qj6IDK7rITs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/AmericanClarion?d=qj6IDK7rITs" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/AmericanClarion?a=rauIjCg_5fk:4Peor9dlbqQ:gIN9vFwOqvQ"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/AmericanClarion?i=rauIjCg_5fk:4Peor9dlbqQ:gIN9vFwOqvQ" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/AmericanClarion?a=rauIjCg_5fk:4Peor9dlbqQ:F7zBnMyn0Lo"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/AmericanClarion?i=rauIjCg_5fk:4Peor9dlbqQ:F7zBnMyn0Lo" border="0"></img></a> </div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/AmericanClarion/~4/rauIjCg_5fk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> National government homosexuality marriage racism contact@americanclarion.com contact@americanclarion.com The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, Mar. 17-23 http://www.americanclarion.com/2017/03/24/the-good-the-bad-and-the-ugly-mar-17-23-47899/ American Clarion urn:uuid:6c8bd6dc-0263-9b95-7a18-d93a37fa657a Fri, 24 Mar 2017 10:14:56 +0000 This week, we learned that President Donald Trump's "conservative" "pro-life" judicial nominee believes the "right" to murder your own child in the womb is "the law of the land," and so is the "right" to counterfeit marriage, and that illegal aliens are "undocumented immigrants." If that's...<br/> <br/> Visit American Clarion to read more<div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/AmericanClarion?a=0CEt79ADuCc:80H5dfCd-iQ:yIl2AUoC8zA"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/AmericanClarion?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/AmericanClarion?a=0CEt79ADuCc:80H5dfCd-iQ:V_sGLiPBpWU"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/AmericanClarion?i=0CEt79ADuCc:80H5dfCd-iQ:V_sGLiPBpWU" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/AmericanClarion?a=0CEt79ADuCc:80H5dfCd-iQ:qj6IDK7rITs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/AmericanClarion?d=qj6IDK7rITs" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/AmericanClarion?a=0CEt79ADuCc:80H5dfCd-iQ:gIN9vFwOqvQ"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/AmericanClarion?i=0CEt79ADuCc:80H5dfCd-iQ:gIN9vFwOqvQ" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/AmericanClarion?a=0CEt79ADuCc:80H5dfCd-iQ:F7zBnMyn0Lo"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/AmericanClarion?i=0CEt79ADuCc:80H5dfCd-iQ:F7zBnMyn0Lo" border="0"></img></a> </div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/AmericanClarion/~4/0CEt79ADuCc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> National Donald Trump health care homosexuality illegal aliens illegal immigration marriage Neil Gorsuch ObamaCare RINOs Supreme Court contact@americanclarion.com contact@americanclarion.com *** A little site news for "Parts is Parts" blog http://dakotatoday.typepad.com/dakotatoday/2017/03/-a-little-site-news-for-parts-is-parts-blog.html Dakota Today urn:uuid:e6dcf8f8-e7b5-b2df-4ab4-569776a8d073 Thu, 23 Mar 2017 22:34:45 +0000 Along with Dakota Today and a few other blog variants, one my son and I started a few years ago is titled "Parts is Parts" and it concerns vehicle repairs, etc. I had not published much on that for sometime. Yesterday a friend added a comment there that is worth checking. Today I added a post on the need to... All 2017 Build,Repair,DIY Highway Safety Site News aluminum rims. site news wheel bolt torque Douglas Wiken Douglas Wiken Erickson decides against Mayoral run! http://dakotawarcollege.com/erickson-decides-against-mayoral-run/ South Dakota War College urn:uuid:35ac5f40-2c36-d4cf-d4cc-1ad6713fab21 Thu, 23 Mar 2017 21:26:03 +0000 One of the GOP&#8217;s marquee stars in Sioux Falls announced today that she&#8217;s taking a pass at running for the Mayoral seat in 2018. From the Argus Leader: “I looked at my kids and thought, ‘They like you right now.’ I mean, Mom’s pretty cool at this point. They like hanging out with Mom. I just didn’t feel like I could give that up and lose that time with them at such a critical age.” <a class="more-link" href="http://dakotawarcollege.com/erickson-decides-against-mayoral-run/">Continue Reading &#8594;</a> <p>One of the GOP&#8217;s marquee stars in Sioux Falls announced today that she&#8217;s taking a pass at running for the Mayoral seat in 2018. From the Argus Leader:</p> <blockquote><p>“I looked at my kids and thought, ‘They like you right now.’ I mean, Mom’s pretty cool at this point. They like hanging out with Mom. I just didn’t feel like I could give that up and lose that time with them at such a critical age.”</p> <p>Erickson explored the possibility of a mayoral run for much of the past year, getting a team in place and speaking to supporters. She is 3-0 in past campaigns and has shown a knack for raising money, with her famous brother serving as secret weapon for special events.</p> <p>Her decision is likely good news for her former city council colleague Greg Jamison, who has not formally declared his mayoral candidacy but is expected to announce after he concludes session duties as District 12 state House representative.</p></blockquote> <p><a href="http://www.argusleader.com/story/news/columnists/stu-whitney/2017/03/23/christine-erickson-mayor-sioux-falls-city-council-huether-2018/99551490/">Read it all here</a>.</p> <p>That&#8217;s too bad, as Christine would have been formidable.  But, there&#8217;s still a lot of time between now and the election.</p> Uncategorized Pat Powers Pat Powers Thune Questions Agriculture Secretary Nominee Sonny Perdue http://dakotawarcollege.com/thune-questions-agriculture-secretary-nominee-sonny-perdue/ South Dakota War College urn:uuid:cbadf49d-9a44-ef67-6cab-a37eb38b5765 Thu, 23 Mar 2017 18:43:59 +0000 Thune Questions Agriculture Secretary Nominee Sonny Perdue “These are tough times in agriculture … I look forward to working with you on the next farm bill as well as continuing to implement this one.” WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), a member of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Forestry, and Nutrition, today questioned former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue, President Trump’s nominee to be secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. In the hearing, Thune <a class="more-link" href="http://dakotawarcollege.com/thune-questions-agriculture-secretary-nominee-sonny-perdue/">Continue Reading &#8594;</a> <p class="p1" style="text-align: center;"><span class="s1"><b><img data-attachment-id="55876" data-permalink="http://dakotawarcollege.com/thune-tax-day-not-a-happy-time-for-hard-working-americans/thuneheadernew/" data-orig-file="http://dakotawarcollege.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/thuneheadernew.jpg" data-orig-size="780,130" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="thuneheadernew" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="http://dakotawarcollege.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/thuneheadernew.jpg" data-large-file="http://dakotawarcollege.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/thuneheadernew.jpg" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-55876" src="http://dakotawarcollege.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/thuneheadernew.jpg" alt="" width="780" height="130" />Thune Questions Agriculture Secretary Nominee Sonny Perdue</b></span></p> <p class="p2"><span class="s1"><i>“These are tough times in agriculture … I look forward to working with you on the next farm bill as well as continuing to implement this one.”</i></span></p> <p><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/-wadO5YxK50" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe></p> <p class="p6"><span class="s1"><b>WASHINGTON</b> — U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), a member of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Forestry, and Nutrition, today questioned former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue, President Trump’s nominee to be secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. In the hearing, Thune received Perdue’s commitment to work with Thune on the current and future farm bills, national forest management, and ensuring there is a strong renewable fuel standard.</span><span class="s1"> </span></p> <p class="p6"><span class="s1">“These are tough times in agriculture,” said Thune. “We’ve got commodity prices and livestock prices below the cost of production, uncertainty about trade, concerns about disease, and two crop years left in terms of implementation of this farm bill before we start writing a new one. I look forward to working with you on the next farm bill as well as continuing to implement this one.”</span><span class="s1"> </span></p> <p class="p6"><span class="s1">Thune later joked with</span> <span class="s1">Perdue, an avid outdoorsman, that “we won’t have any problem getting you to come to South Dakota as long as we still have pheasants … so I expect you to be there.”</span></p> <p class="p5" style="text-align: center;"><span class="s1">###</span></p> Uncategorized Pat Powers Pat Powers What’s 5,000 Politicians at the Bottom of the Ocean? http://www.americanclarion.com/2017/03/23/whats-5000-politicians-at-the-bottom-of-the-ocean-47897/ American Clarion urn:uuid:dab5df34-8cc9-a639-e995-6454be940a80 Thu, 23 Mar 2017 12:02:07 +0000 The U.S. Congress has become an elitist institution operating under the protection of the Constitution it so thoroughly disdains and ignores, so here’s my offering of some things that you and I, the American electorate, can demand of Congress to begin the “fundamental transformation” of said...<br/> <br/> Visit American Clarion to read more<div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/AmericanClarion?a=7FkVjhnUJgc:uVtyOy7b4Fk:yIl2AUoC8zA"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/AmericanClarion?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/AmericanClarion?a=7FkVjhnUJgc:uVtyOy7b4Fk:V_sGLiPBpWU"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/AmericanClarion?i=7FkVjhnUJgc:uVtyOy7b4Fk:V_sGLiPBpWU" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/AmericanClarion?a=7FkVjhnUJgc:uVtyOy7b4Fk:qj6IDK7rITs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/AmericanClarion?d=qj6IDK7rITs" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/AmericanClarion?a=7FkVjhnUJgc:uVtyOy7b4Fk:gIN9vFwOqvQ"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/AmericanClarion?i=7FkVjhnUJgc:uVtyOy7b4Fk:gIN9vFwOqvQ" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/AmericanClarion?a=7FkVjhnUJgc:uVtyOy7b4Fk:F7zBnMyn0Lo"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/AmericanClarion?i=7FkVjhnUJgc:uVtyOy7b4Fk:F7zBnMyn0Lo" border="0"></img></a> </div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/AmericanClarion/~4/7FkVjhnUJgc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> National RINO Watch Democrats Donald Trump liberalism RINOs contact@americanclarion.com contact@americanclarion.com Great turnout for Dusty Johnson Event tonight http://dakotawarcollege.com/great-turnout-for-dusty-johnson-event-tonight/ South Dakota War College urn:uuid:6faf05e1-4c56-5b12-79c2-8fb6eef6e324 Thu, 23 Mar 2017 01:36:03 +0000 I&#8217;m hearing from attendees that it was a 150-175 Person attendance at the Dusty Johnson for Congress fundraiser in Sioux Falls tonight: <p>I&#8217;m hearing from attendees that it was a 150-175 Person attendance at the Dusty Johnson for Congress fundraiser in Sioux Falls tonight:<br /> <img data-attachment-id="68547" data-permalink="http://dakotawarcollege.com/great-turnout-for-dusty-johnson-event-tonight/dusty_siouxfalls/" data-orig-file="http://dakotawarcollege.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Dusty_SiouxFalls.jpg" data-orig-size="3264,2448" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="Dusty_SiouxFalls" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="http://dakotawarcollege.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Dusty_SiouxFalls.jpg" data-large-file="http://dakotawarcollege.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Dusty_SiouxFalls.jpg" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-68547" src="http://dakotawarcollege.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Dusty_SiouxFalls.jpg" alt="" width="3264" height="2448" /></p> Uncategorized Pat Powers Pat Powers Healthcare Rights in American, Since When? http://www.americanclarion.com/2017/03/22/healthcare-rights-in-american-since-when-47894/ American Clarion urn:uuid:d6d3627b-e4f3-35c7-3fe8-22c777c57b32 Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:10:01 +0000 In order for government to provide what FDR's second bill of rights guarantees, it must necessarily violate the real Bill of Rights by stealing the money it needs to make the phony guarantees. This is illegal because it is against what the Declaration of Independence refers to as “The Laws of...<br/> <br/> Visit American Clarion to read more<div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/AmericanClarion?a=Em_WsBp2_wU:xaVQDmtf5pc:yIl2AUoC8zA"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/AmericanClarion?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/AmericanClarion?a=Em_WsBp2_wU:xaVQDmtf5pc:V_sGLiPBpWU"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/AmericanClarion?i=Em_WsBp2_wU:xaVQDmtf5pc:V_sGLiPBpWU" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/AmericanClarion?a=Em_WsBp2_wU:xaVQDmtf5pc:qj6IDK7rITs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/AmericanClarion?d=qj6IDK7rITs" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/AmericanClarion?a=Em_WsBp2_wU:xaVQDmtf5pc:gIN9vFwOqvQ"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/AmericanClarion?i=Em_WsBp2_wU:xaVQDmtf5pc:gIN9vFwOqvQ" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/AmericanClarion?a=Em_WsBp2_wU:xaVQDmtf5pc:F7zBnMyn0Lo"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/AmericanClarion?i=Em_WsBp2_wU:xaVQDmtf5pc:F7zBnMyn0Lo" border="0"></img></a> </div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/AmericanClarion/~4/Em_WsBp2_wU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> National Constitution government health care Natural Law socialism contact@americanclarion.com contact@americanclarion.com SOS: Speaking of Seniors – Another Complaint Filed http://www.americanclarion.com/2017/03/22/sos-speaking-of-seniors-another-complaint-filed-47892/ American Clarion urn:uuid:988c12ca-4b35-9aba-1d46-b57155075bab Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:06:04 +0000 Here are the facts. Earlier in the year, the client visited me and we reviewed documents about an unpaid bill. I learned from the client’s Medicare supplement insurance company that it had already paid the bill in question. The insurance company gave me the amount, the date of issuing the check,...<br/> <br/> Visit American Clarion to read more<div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/AmericanClarion?a=oPyP_jiQasI:8rhQ9AKBP3s:yIl2AUoC8zA"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/AmericanClarion?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/AmericanClarion?a=oPyP_jiQasI:8rhQ9AKBP3s:V_sGLiPBpWU"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/AmericanClarion?i=oPyP_jiQasI:8rhQ9AKBP3s:V_sGLiPBpWU" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/AmericanClarion?a=oPyP_jiQasI:8rhQ9AKBP3s:qj6IDK7rITs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/AmericanClarion?d=qj6IDK7rITs" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/AmericanClarion?a=oPyP_jiQasI:8rhQ9AKBP3s:gIN9vFwOqvQ"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/AmericanClarion?i=oPyP_jiQasI:8rhQ9AKBP3s:gIN9vFwOqvQ" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/AmericanClarion?a=oPyP_jiQasI:8rhQ9AKBP3s:F7zBnMyn0Lo"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/AmericanClarion?i=oPyP_jiQasI:8rhQ9AKBP3s:F7zBnMyn0Lo" border="0"></img></a> </div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/AmericanClarion/~4/oPyP_jiQasI" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> National government health care Medicare contact@americanclarion.com contact@americanclarion.com *** From shorts to longjohns in one night...South Dakota of all places..and Thorium. http://dakotatoday.typepad.com/dakotatoday/2017/03/-from-shorts-to-longjohns-in-one-nightsouth-dakota-of-all-places.html Dakota Today urn:uuid:650d81a0-e924-f960-80de-77f1b773d6e7 Tue, 21 Mar 2017 18:46:24 +0000 Welcome to spring. Sunshine and warm for past days. Women and girls were wearing short, shorts. I wasn't, but it was shirtsleeve weather in western South Dakota. This morning, we awoke to freezing temperature 32F degrees, and an inch or two of wet show. A couple photos below of the second day of spring in Tripp County, South Dakota And... 03. South Dakota All 2017 Climate Change Environment SD Weather Technology Winner,SD climate energy South Dakota sunshine to snow Thorium Thorium salt reactors Uranium weather Douglas Wiken Douglas Wiken Genocide, ecocide, suicide driving Indian Country to the brink http://interested-party.blogspot.com/2017/03/genocide-ecocide-suicide-driving-indian.html interested party urn:uuid:0076999c-9f3d-eb0b-62e3-c1d4ac62f8c2 Tue, 21 Mar 2017 13:45:05 +0000 <div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on">The emergence of warrior societies led by veterans of the Gulf Wars, Afghanistan, and Kosovo has unified young people in North America's tribal regions. Movements are growing from the Mohawk Nation in Quebec and New York to the Lakota strongholds in South Dakota, among the descendants of the Arapaho in the Mountain West, south to the Navajo Nation and into the border regions of the Tohono O'odham. <br /><br />In the US, where sovereignty rights, culture and language resurgence and growing capital resources from burgeoning black markets are building alternatives to hopelessness, suicide, and repression in Indian Country, <a href="http://interested-party.blogspot.com/2011/08/rapid-city-incident-not-unforeseen.html">deaths from firearm violence</a> are higher than in any ethnic group.<br /><br />North and South Dakota are <a href="http://interested-party.blogspot.com/2014/11/giago-final-indian-war-underway.html">in the cross hairs</a>.<br /><blockquote class="tr_bq"><i><b>The company building the Dakota Access pipeline said Monday that the project remains on track to start moving oil this week despite recent "coordinated physical attacks" along the line. [<a href="http://bismarcktribune.com/news/state-and-regional/company-dakota-access-pipeline-on-track-despite-threats/article_4bff3b2b-cd0c-551f-9083-cab96d4107d4.html">Bismarck Tribune</a>]</b></i></blockquote>Attorney General <a href="http://rapidcityjournal.com/news/u-s-attorney-general-part-of-listening-session-with-tribal/article_fb6ea4ee-b88a-11e0-b379-001cc4c002e0.html">Eric Holder was in South Dakota</a> July, 2011 to keep the <a href="http://interested-party.blogspot.com/2011/03/canada-us-facing-indigenous-insurgency.html">smoldering cold wa</a>r with aboriginals from a flash point. Mary Garrigan provided readers of the <a href="http://rapidcityjournal.com/news/u-s-attorney-general-meeting-with-tribal-leaders-in-rapid/article_bd4e0a96-b732-11e0-9112-001cc4c002e0.html#ixzz1TKIFVltU">Rapid City Journal</a> with background:<br /><blockquote><b><i>Thirty U.S. attorneys from around the country, including U.S. Attorney Brendan V. Johnson of South Dakota, will be in <a href="http://www.rapidcityjournal.com/app/blogs/politicalblog/?p=8111">Rapid City</a> to participate in the joint <a href="http://turtletalk.wordpress.com/2011/07/26/doj-native-american-issues-subcommittee-agenda-july-26-2011/">Native American Issues Subcommittee</a> and the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee meeting.</i></b></blockquote>From <a href="http://english.aljazeera.net/focus/2010/06/20106238405246236.html">Al Jazeera English</a>:<br /><blockquote><b><i>In recent years in particular, Canada's indigenous communities have shown the will and potential to grind the country's economic lifelines to a halt through strategically placed blockades on the major highways and rail lines that run through native reserves well outside of Canada's urban landscape. There are more than 800 outstanding native land claims held against the Canadian government. And in many First Nations communities there is <a href="http://suicidepreventioncommunity.wordpress.com/2009/02/09/youth-suicide-among-native-americans-linked-to-colonialism/">deep crisis</a>, with poverty, unemployment and overcrowding the norm. According to figures from the Assembly of First Nations, more than 118 First Nations lack safe drinking water and some 5,500 houses do not have sewage systems. Almost one half of homes on native reserves are in need of "major repairs", compared with 7 per cent of non-native homes. Natives suffer a <a href="http://aptn.ca/pages/news/2011/02/22/time-for-national-suicide-strategy-duncan/">violent crime rate</a> that is more than 300 times higher than Canada's non-native population, while natives represent 18.5 per cent of the male prison population and one-quarter of the female population, although natives only constitute 4 per cent of the total population.</i></b></blockquote>Even as the Trump White House threatens funding for programs on public radio, especially those designed for Native audiences, producers bring the issue to the air waves every day and <a href="https://www.indianz.com/News/2017/03/20/dakota-access-wont-reveal-latest-status.asp">people are frustrated, angry and increasingly militant</a>.<br /><br /><a href="http://interested-party.blogspot.com/2016/08/tribes-black-hills-still-suffering.html">Of course</a>, the South Dakota Democratic Party should urge President Trump to <a href="http://interested-party.blogspot.com/2016/12/lambert-restore-name-to-mahto-tipila.html">dissolve the Black Hills National Forest</a>, move management of the land from the US Department of Agriculture into the Department of Interior; and, in cooperation with Bureau of Indian Affairs Division of Forestry and Wildfire Management, rename it Okawita Paha or He Sapa National Monument eventually becoming part of the Greater Missouri Basin National Wildlife Refuge. Mato Paha (Bear Butte), the associated national grasslands and the Sioux Ranger District of the Custer/Gallatin National Forest should be included in the move.<br /><br />While the Palestinian homeland looks like holes in the slice of Swiss cheese analogous to the illegal Israeli state, progress toward resolutions of Native trust disputes would have far more political traction after tribes secede from the States in which they reside and then be ratified to form one State, the 51st, <a href="http://interested-party.blogspot.com/2016/07/si-se-puede.html">sans contiguous borders</a> with two Senators and two House members.<br /><br />Rewild the West.</div> Earth manifesto public radio tribes us politics larry kurtz larry kurtz ***LED Flashlights..Lux vs. Lumens, etc http://dakotatoday.typepad.com/dakotatoday/2017/03/led-flashlightslux-vs-lumens-etc.html Dakota Today urn:uuid:e8dbbfc9-ca85-0ff9-f47f-0e8334bbad12 Mon, 20 Mar 2017 00:55:13 +0000 Flashlights are kind of a necessary tool or necessary evil depending on your perspective and uses. Today I saw a small "Atomic" flashlight that claimed 5000 Lux output. I had a Maglite that is supposed to be 156 Lumens. For comparison, I bought a Coleman flashlight claiming 250 Lumens. With current Shopko sales, coupons,etc, they were all about $15. Tonight... All 2017 How to Do it Tests, trial use, tools Atomic Beam Coleman LED Flashlights Lumens Lux MagLite Douglas Wiken Douglas Wiken SEP062 – Radioactive South Dakota with Gabriel Night Shield Part 1 http://www.thesiouxempire.com/sep062-radioactive-south-dakota-gabriel-night-shield-part-1/ The Sioux Empire Podcast urn:uuid:da4f3e7a-fbae-9bcb-98c1-a01231225963 Sun, 19 Mar 2017 22:40:01 +0000 <p>What up Sioux Empire?  This week The Sioux Empire Podcast welcomes three-time Native American Music Award Winner, 2010 and 2014 ISMA Best Hip Hop Winner VIBE Magazine, and TOP 50 Unsigned Artist; Gabriel Night Shield.  The Podcast Zoo Crew (Robert Mehling, Natasha Estes, Emily Gheorghiu, and Seth Glover) talk with Gabriel about Facebook Jail, falling […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.thesiouxempire.com/sep062-radioactive-south-dakota-gabriel-night-shield-part-1/">SEP062 – Radioactive South Dakota with Gabriel Night Shield Part 1</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.thesiouxempire.com">TheSiouxEmpire.com</a>.</p> <p><iframe src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/313298444&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%" height="166" frameborder="no" scrolling="no"></iframe></p> <p>What up Sioux Empire?  This week The Sioux Empire Podcast welcomes three-time Native American Music Award Winner, 2010 and 2014 ISMA Best Hip Hop Winner VIBE Magazine, and TOP 50 Unsigned Artist; Gabriel Night Shield.  The Podcast Zoo Crew (Robert Mehling, Natasha Estes, Emily Gheorghiu, and Seth Glover) talk with Gabriel about Facebook Jail, falling out of and breaking chairs, cleaning balls, Forensic Files, and much more.  We also cover the important topic of the possibility of nuclear waste being stored in rural South Dakota.  Our Local Music Spotlight is Gabriel Night Shield himself with “The Addiction”. This week The Sioux Empire Podcast is brought to you by Coming Hour, your new favorite music store.  Coming Hour is the newest and quickest growing music store in the area. They’re stocked full of the latest boutique gear and ready to help musicians young and old. The staff are knowledgeable and experienced and can help you find the right guitar strings and drum heads or your newest cymbals and guitar pedals.  Check them out at cominghour.com or on your favorite social network.  The Podcast is also brought to you by SiouxperCon 2017: The Sioux Empire Strikes Back.  Listen to this week’s episode of The Sioux Empire Podcast to find out why Alfred is the REAL savior of Gotham City.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Gabriel Night Shield</p> <p><a href="https://www.facebook.com/nightShield" target="_blank">https://www.facebook.com/nightShield</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.youtube.com/user/NightShizzle" target="_blank">https://www.youtube.com/user/NightShizzle</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Coming Hour Music Store:</p> <p><a href="https://cominghour.com/" target="_blank">https://cominghour.com/</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>SiouxperCon 2017: The Sioux Empire Strikes Back:</p> <p><a href="http://www.siouxpercon.com/" target="_blank">http://www.siouxpercon.com/</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The current greatest threat mankind faces:</p> <p><a href="http://ew.com/movies/2017/03/07/theater-playground-no-why-no/" target="_blank">http://ew.com/movies/2017/03/07/theater-playground-no-why-no/</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Nuclear Waste in South Dakota:</p> <p><a href="http://www.farmforum.net/2016/05/04/miles-deep-borehole-plan-a-hot-topic/" target="_blank">http://www.farmforum.net/2016/05/04/miles-deep-borehole-plan-a-hot-topic/</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.pioneer-review.com/pioneer-review/citizens-unite-keep-haakon-county-safe-livelihood-families" target="_blank">http://www.pioneer-review.com/pioneer-review/citizens-unite-keep-haakon-county-safe-livelihood-families</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.facebook.com/NODRILLSD/">https://www.facebook.com/NODRILLSD/</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2017/02/department-engergy-plans-transfer-liquid-nuclear-waste-land" target="_blank">http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2017/02/department-engergy-plans-transfer-liquid-nuclear-waste-land</a></p> <div id="attachment_2774" style="width: 310px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><a href="http://www.thesiouxempire.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/SEP062-Poster.png"><img class="size-medium wp-image-2774" src="http://www.thesiouxempire.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/SEP062-Poster-300x198.png" alt="Gabriel Night Shield" width="300" height="198" srcset="http://www.thesiouxempire.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/SEP062-Poster-300x198.png 300w, http://www.thesiouxempire.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/SEP062-Poster-532x350.png 532w, http://www.thesiouxempire.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/SEP062-Poster-100x66.png 100w, http://www.thesiouxempire.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/SEP062-Poster.png 650w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" /></a><p class="wp-caption-text">Gabriel Night Shield</p></div> <p>Tags and Topics:</p> <p>Robert Mehling, Seth Glover, Emily Gheorghiu ,Natasha Estes, Gabriel Night Shield, Coming Hour, SiouxperCon, Bangs McCullen, Facebook Jail, Terminator, Memes, Theater Ball Pits, Balls, Washing Balls, Balls Opera, The Bakery, Lazy Person Thinking, Folding Chairs, The Body Farm, Forensic Files, Jelly Fish, R Kelly, nuclear waste, Fallout 4, Toxic Avenger, Trevor Noah, Shale Oil, Deep Bore Drilling, Midwest Godzilla, Mammoth Cloning, Redfield, Online Activism, Citizens United for a Non-Nuclear South Dakota, Yuka Mountain, Pacific Rim, Super Powers, Teleportation, Cracked, Back to the Future, The Brown Note, Golden Showers, Twearking, Blackmail, Q, Star Trek, Doctor Manhattan, Batman, Alfred, Cosmos, Neil deGrass Tyson, Astronomy, Prodigal Son, Thug Notes, Chaos Reigns, The Magic of Travis Nye, Native American Music Award</p> <p><a href="http://www.thesiouxempire.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/2000px-Parental_Advisory_label.svg_.png"><img class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-673" src="http://www.thesiouxempire.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/2000px-Parental_Advisory_label.svg_-300x191.png" alt="Parental Advisory" width="300" height="191" srcset="http://www.thesiouxempire.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/2000px-Parental_Advisory_label.svg_-300x191.png 300w, http://www.thesiouxempire.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/2000px-Parental_Advisory_label.svg_-768x488.png 768w, http://www.thesiouxempire.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/2000px-Parental_Advisory_label.svg_-1024x650.png 1024w, http://www.thesiouxempire.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/2000px-Parental_Advisory_label.svg_-900x572.png 900w, http://www.thesiouxempire.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/2000px-Parental_Advisory_label.svg_-551x350.png 551w, http://www.thesiouxempire.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/2000px-Parental_Advisory_label.svg_-100x64.png 100w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" /></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.thesiouxempire.com/sep062-radioactive-south-dakota-gabriel-night-shield-part-1/">SEP062 &#8211; 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Gabriel Night Shield. What up Sioux Empire?  This week The Sioux Empire Podcast welcomes three-time Native American Music Award Winner, 2010 and 2014 ISMA Best Hip Hop Winner VIBE Magazine, and TOP 50 Unsigned Artist; Gabriel Night Shield.  The Podcast Zoo Crew (Robert Mehling, Natasha Estes, Emily Gheorghiu, and Seth Glover) talk with Gabriel about Facebook Jail, falling […] *** A tale of two bookstores. http://dakotatoday.typepad.com/dakotatoday/2017/03/-a-tale-of-two-bookstores.html Dakota Today urn:uuid:443e2cc3-f152-51b5-87ef-c6a6135bcf17 Sun, 19 Mar 2017 18:26:44 +0000 We visited Rapid City for a day. While there, I received an e-mail from BAM books indicating a 20% discount. So, thought I would visit the store. I ended up buying over $200 of books and CD's. Got to the register and mentioned the PADDY discount. Clerk said I had gotten it. But, when I got back to my son's... All 2017 Books Commerce, Business Music AMAZON BAM Books Books deceptive Coupons Marty Robbins Old CD's Roy Orbison SDPB-TV Douglas Wiken Douglas Wiken Thune Figures It Out: Older South Dakotans Will Get Creamed By Trump/Ryan/Whoever-Care. Do Noem and Rounds Have A Clue? http://theconstantcommoner.blogspot.com/2017/03/thune-figures-it-out-older-south.html THE CONSTANT COMMONER urn:uuid:d007451b-d12e-de6e-5276-08ce5e153680 Thu, 16 Mar 2017 16:56:10 +0000 <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="float: left; margin-right: 1em; text-align: left;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.gannett-cdn.com/usatoday/editorial/graphics/2016/07/070616-gop-vp-shortlist-thune.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" src="http://www.gannett-cdn.com/usatoday/editorial/graphics/2016/07/070616-gop-vp-shortlist-thune.jpg" height="177" width="320" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><b><span style="font-size: small;">Senior Senator</span><br /><span style="font-size: x-small;">Senator For Seniors</span></b></td></tr></tbody></table>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;<span style="font-family: &quot;times&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif; font-size: x-large; font-weight: bold;">O</span><span style="font-family: inherit;"><b>ur senior U.S. Senator, Republican John Thune, begged off on supporting the Obamacare replacement bill oozing out of the political entrails of a befuddled House of Representatives today. </b>Thune told <b><a href="http://rapidcityjournal.com/news/local/thune-wants-more-help-for-low-income-people-in-health/article_29bd8a24-bf55-544d-9123-7f6410dbd5ef.html" target="_blank">The Rapid City Journal</a></b></span>&nbsp;that he and the rest of the Senate could work on a plan that would be "more helpful to people on the lower end." &nbsp;Good idea, since it's the lower end where many oldsters in South Dakota will be feeling the most acute financial pain if this over-hyped and under-considered fiasco of a replacement bill ever becomes law. <br />&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;<span style="font-family: &quot;times&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif; font-size: x-large; font-weight: bold;">D</span><span style="font-family: inherit;"><b>isheartening as it is, our all-Republican congressional delegation has spent years dissing the Affordable Care Act and voting countless times in a wasted political show of disdain to end it--and all that time these reflexive partisan yes-people haven't had a clue as to what a replacement would look like. &nbsp;</b>Now that the House of Representatives--in a show of fealty to President Trump and his reckless promise to repeal and replace ACA immediately upon taking office--has hurriedly trotted out a poorly conceived and politically poisonous replacement, our elected reps are forced to pay attention to the details of healthcare policy. &nbsp;</span><br /><span style="font-family: inherit;">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: &quot;times&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif; font-size: x-large; font-weight: bold;">N</span><span style="font-family: inherit;"><b>ot much has been heard from Senator Rounds or Congresswoman Noem, who've long been part of the GOP chorus determined to undo ACA with nary an afterthought about what would occur next. &nbsp;</b>No surprise there, as neither has been much of a distinguishing force in Congress. Thanks to seniority, Thune has advanced far enough in party leadership to grab some attention now and then, though his lock-step voting behavior has been predictably partisan. &nbsp;That he has some public reservations about the bill says much for the growing GOP hostility toward a replacement of its own party's creation. &nbsp;An <b><a href="http://www.politico.com/story/2017/03/ryan-pence-obamacare-repeal-236113" target="_blank">overhaul is likely</a>&nbsp;</b>now that enough recalcitrant Pubs in both houses may<table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="float: right; margin-left: 1em; text-align: right;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.americanclarion.com/wp-content/plugins/php-image-cache/image.php?path=/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/Rounds_Noem-300x183.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" src="http://www.americanclarion.com/wp-content/plugins/php-image-cache/image.php?path=/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/Rounds_Noem-300x183.jpg" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><b><span style="font-size: small;">Rounds, Noem</span><br /><span style="font-size: x-small;">Opinion, Please?</span></b></td></tr></tbody></table>be likely to sink this ship before it's even christened. &nbsp;</span><br /><span style="font-family: inherit;">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: &quot;times&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif; font-size: x-large; font-weight: bold;">T</span><span style="font-family: inherit;"><b>hat should be welcome news to aging South Dakotans. &nbsp;</b>A study of the replacement bill by the <a href="http://kff.org/health-reform/issue-brief/how-affordable-care-act-repeal-and-replace-plans-might-shift-health-insurance-tax-credits/" style="font-weight: bold;" target="_blank">Kaiser Family</a><b>&nbsp;</b>Foundation<b>&nbsp;</b>shows that it would raise health insurance costs for lower- and middle-income 60-year-olds on average by $3,000/year. Considering the rapid growth of the aging population of our state (South Dakota State University calls it a<b> <a href="https://igrow.org/up/resources/04-3008-2014.pdf" target="_blank">"dramatic increase"</a></b>), our nearly <b><a href="https://www.seniorcare.com/directory/sd/" target="_blank">200,000 residents</a></b> aged between mid-40s and mid-60s stand to get financially hammered as the years go by if the GOP plan goes into effect. &nbsp;That's the aging group that probably most needs health insurance, just at a time when they're most likely to develop penny-watching retirement plans and budgets.</span> John Tsitrian John Tsitrian Today's intersection: pink slime and Steve King http://interested-party.blogspot.com/2017/03/todays-intersection-pink-slime-and.html interested party urn:uuid:22a075c6-81d2-0da8-787b-de77beff80f7 Wed, 15 Mar 2017 17:01:19 +0000 <div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on">A judge appointed by Republican South Dakota Governor Denny Daugaard will hear a case brought against ABC News for its role in dubbing so-called lean, finely textured beef "pink slime." <br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://rushmorepac.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/Dan-Lederman-and-Steve-King-300x267.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://rushmorepac.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/Dan-Lederman-and-Steve-King-300x267.jpg" height="176" width="200" /></a></div><a href="http://interested-party.blogspot.com/2012/07/alec-exposed-explains-dan-lederman.html">Dakota Dunes</a>-based Beef Products says it was forced to close three of its four plants and erase hundreds of jobs after consumers realized what was in the crap. Using ammonia to reduce bacteria BPI had a processing plant in Iowa but moved its headquarters to South Dakota to take advantage of the state's regressive tax structure. <br /><blockquote class="tr_bq"><i><b>As the “pink slime” coverage played out, Beef Products endorsed a USDA move to allow voluntary labeling so consumers would know which packages of ground beef had LFTB and which didn’t. [<a href="https://www.wsj.com/articles/abc-news-to-face-south-dakota-jury-over-pink-slime-story-1489504974">Wall Street Journal</a>]</b></i></blockquote>According to court documents released to the Associated Press the slaughter house was in the business clique that raised concerns about a state official GOP Iowa Governor Terry Branstad tried to force from office. <br /><blockquote class="tr_bq"><b><i>In a legal deposition, Branstad denied allegations levied in a lawsuit that he targeted former Iowa Workers’ Compensation Commissioner Chris Godfrey because Godfrey is gay. Branstad repeatedly defended the company’s product in the deposition, bristling when attorney Roxanne Conlin called it “pink slime.” [<a href="http://volanteonline.com/2015/03/branstad-beef-execs-complained-about-workers-comp-official/">Associated Press]</a></i></b></blockquote>BPI donates generously to Republican <a href="http://rapidcityjournal.com/news/local/branstad-beef-execs-complained-about-workers-comp-official/article_90104090-7aac-51de-9351-e629ac0cf672.html">candidates like Branstad</a> and to South Dakota's GOP delegation. Branstad has been picked by the corrupt Trump White House to replace Montana's Max Baucus as Ambassador to China. <br /><blockquote class="tr_bq"><b><i>Iowa voters are strongly opposed to Governor Branstad's proposal to privatize Medicaid. Just 22% of voters are in support of it, with a 52% majority against. Both Democrats (7/78) and independents (25/49) are firmly against it and even Republicans (36/26) are only narrowly in favor. Steve King is an unpopular figure on a statewide basis- only 30% of voters have a positive view of him to 41% with a negative one. But he breaks even in his own district at 41/41, which has been good enough to keep getting him reelected. [<a href="http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/main/2015/04/iowa-miscellany.html">Public Policy Polling</a>]</i></b></blockquote>King believes the <a href="http://www.omaha.com/news/politics/iowa-s-steve-king-says-u-s-supreme-court-doesn/article_591bbaac-feba-5e32-a459-3e0941eba195.html">Supreme Court of the United States</a> has no authority to rule on marriage equality, routinely waxes poetic about his white supremacist proclivities and makes pink slime look pure...<a href="http://southdakotaprogressive.blogspot.com/2015/04/iowa-hates-steve-king.html">mostly</a>. <br /><br /><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><div dir="ltr" lang="en">Steve King's district was built by "somebody else's babies" <a href="https://t.co/NFqgk8Iwwb">https://t.co/NFqgk8Iwwb</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/timothypmurphy">@timothypmurphy</a> digs into his family history <a href="https://t.co/mZrxnzil0a">pic.twitter.com/mZrxnzil0a</a></div>— Patrick Caldwell (@patcaldwell) <a href="https://twitter.com/patcaldwell/status/841765614322634752">March 14, 2017</a></blockquote><script async="" charset="utf-8" src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js"></script></div> red state failure sd politics larry kurtz larry kurtz See you in a week or so http://my605.com/pierrereview/?p=14194 Pure Pierre Politics urn:uuid:4f5bb71c-8134-26c0-28be-199a09706d69 Tue, 14 Mar 2017 02:12:27 +0000 Taking some time off after the legislative session. Hope to be back some time next week but you just never know. I&#8217;ll read your emails then. <p>Taking some time off after the legislative session. Hope to be back some time next week but you just never know. I&#8217;ll read your emails then.</p> SD Government Bob Mercer Bob Mercer Why Randy Seiler remains U.S. attorney (and how he got there in the first place) http://my605.com/pierrereview/?p=14191 Pure Pierre Politics urn:uuid:4b9a5f6f-932e-4d80-c5b9-969e22f94eb2 Mon, 13 Mar 2017 20:48:58 +0000 First, read this official news release issued by Randy Seiler, U.S. attorney for the District of South Dakota: US Attorney Status His official biography page is here. His predecessor as U.S. attorney, Democrat Brendan Johnson, resigned effective March 11, 2015. A Black Hills Pioneer column from December 2008 highlighted the likelihood that Johnson would get the post. Johnson, son of [&#8230;] <p>First, read this official news release issued by Randy Seiler, U.S. attorney for the District of South Dakota:</p> <p><a href="http://my605.com/pierrereview/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/US-Attorney-Status.pdf">US Attorney Status</a></p> <p>His official biography page is <a href="https://www.justice.gov/usao-sd/meet-us-attorney">here.</a> His predecessor as U.S. attorney, Democrat Brendan Johnson, <a href="http://www.argusleader.com/story/news/2015/02/18/brendan-johnson-resigning-us-attorney/23615481/">resigned</a> effective March 11, 2015. A Black Hills Pioneer <a href="http://www.bhpioneer.com/opinion/the-next-johnson-brendan-eyes-u-s-attorney-post/article_05a3a3c8-0617-59c8-919a-51e82d867b00.html">column</a> from December 2008 highlighted the likelihood that Johnson would get the post.</p> <p>Johnson, son of the now-former U.S. senator, succeeded Republican Marty Jackley in 2009. In turn then-Gov. Mike Rounds appointed Jackley as state attorney general. Jackley succeeded Larry Long in the state office after Long received an <a href="http://www.yankton.net/news/article_af62c8ae-8754-5c96-aaf7-edb599905853.html">appointment</a> from Rounds to a new circuit judge seat in Sioux Falls.</p> <p>The <a href="http://my605.com/pierrereview/?p=69">choice</a> for Rounds came down to Jackley and Charlie McGuigan. On Monday, word circulated that McGuigan now plans to run for the Republican nomination for attorney general in 2018, as Jackley runs for the Republican nomination for governor. Jackley <a href="http://www.bhpioneer.com/rapid-city-lawyer-nominated-as-u-s-attorney/article_95fdf9bb-8797-5e8d-9f46-663b43cd54ed.html">succeeded</a> another Republican, Jim McMahon, as U.S. attorney.</p> <p>Here&#8217;s a <a href="http://my605.com/pierrereview/?p=508">summary</a> of the twists and turns in the U.S. attorney post for the past 20 years or more.</p> SD Government Bob Mercer Bob Mercer SEP061 – Mesmerized with Zstonish Part 2 http://www.thesiouxempire.com/sep061-mesmerized-zstonish-part-2/ The Sioux Empire Podcast urn:uuid:2224c555-8bcb-9c0a-2645-852b513856a6 Sun, 12 Mar 2017 17:30:06 +0000 <p>This week Zstonish tells of his humble beginnings performing magic as a child in a chicken coop.  The Sioux Empire Podcast Zoo Crew (Robert Mehling, Seth Glover, Emily Gheorghiu and Natasha Estes) explore his mysterious origins including asking the question everyone really wants to know, what makes Zstonish so hot?  Zac tells us why it’s […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.thesiouxempire.com/sep061-mesmerized-zstonish-part-2/">SEP061 – Mesmerized with Zstonish Part 2</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.thesiouxempire.com">TheSiouxEmpire.com</a>.</p> <p><iframe src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/310851613&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%" height="166" frameborder="no" scrolling="no"></iframe></p> <p>This week Zstonish tells of his humble beginnings performing magic as a child in a chicken coop.  The Sioux Empire Podcast Zoo Crew (Robert Mehling, Seth Glover, Emily Gheorghiu and Natasha Estes) explore his mysterious origins including asking the question everyone really wants to know, what makes Zstonish so hot?  Zac tells us why it’s harder to fool children with magic than it is adults.  We also talk about his awesome some of his influences like Penn &amp; Teller and Mitch Hedberg.  This episode is sponsored by SiouxperCon 2017: The Sioux Empire Strikes Back.  SiouxperCon is a fan convention celebrating several mediums: including comic books, anime, board games, video games, science fiction, and fantasy. A non-profit event, SiouxperCon is dedicated to promoting literacy and valuable life skills in an inclusive and friendly environment. Net proceeds from the convention will benefit REACH Literacy and the JY6 Foundation.  The Sioux Empire Podcast’s sorting hat placed Zstonish in Gryffindor and Robert in remedial math.</p> <p><b>SiouxperCon 2017</b></p> <p><a href="https://www.facebook.com/siouxpercon/" target="_blank"><span style="font-weight: 400;">https://www.facebook.com/siouxpercon/</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.siouxpercon.com/" target="_blank"><span style="font-weight: 400;">http://www.siouxpercon.com/</span></a></p> <p><b>Zstonish Links</b></p> <p><a href="https://www.facebook.com/zstonish/" target="_blank"><span style="font-weight: 400;">https://www.facebook.com/zstonish/</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://zstonish.com/" target="_blank"><span style="font-weight: 400;">http://zstonish.com/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://twitter.com/zstonish" target="_blank"><span style="font-weight: 400;">https://twitter.com/zstonish</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://plus.google.com/+Zstonish" target="_blank"><span style="font-weight: 400;">https://plus.google.com/+Zstonish</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.youtube.com/user/zstonish" target="_blank"><span style="font-weight: 400;">https://www.youtube.com/user/zstonish</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.instagram.com/zstonish/" target="_blank"><span style="font-weight: 400;">https://www.instagram.com/zstonish/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.snapchat.com/add/zstonish" target="_blank"><span style="font-weight: 400;">https://www.snapchat.com/add/zstonish</span></a></p> <p><b>Penn</b><span style="font-weight: 400;"> &amp; </span><b>Teller Magic Bullet</b></p> <p><a href="https://youtu.be/DK0-ImFaSG4" target="_blank"><span style="font-weight: 400;">https://youtu.be/DK0-ImFaSG4</span></a></p> <p><b>Mitch Hedberg Stand Up</b></p> <p><a href="https://youtu.be/bVceIdoWf5o" target="_blank"><span style="font-weight: 400;">https://youtu.be/bVceIdoWf5o</span></a></p> <p><strong>Tags and Topics:</strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Robert Mehling, Seth Glover, Emily Gheorghiu, Natasha Estes, Zac Tenneboe, Zstonish, PremonitionLive, Las Vegas, Magic, Omdini, SNL, Penn &amp; Teller, Mitch Hedberg, Card Tricks, Stand Up Comedy, Travis Nye, Bullet Catch, Lost, Breaking Bad, Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, Blue Man Group, Dolly Parton, Cocaine, Bad Volunteers , Self Hypnosis, Lost Time, Frat, GDI, Zach Dresch</span></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.thesiouxempire.com/sep061-mesmerized-zstonish-part-2/">SEP061 &#8211; Mesmerized with Zstonish Part 2</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.thesiouxempire.com">TheSiouxEmpire.com</a>.</p> Comedy Events Feature Columns Interview Movies Music Opinion Podcast Pop Culture Sioux Falls South Dakota TheSiouxEmpire.com Top Stories Travel US Bad Volunteers Blue Man Group Breaking Bad Bullet Catch Card Tricks Cocaine Dolly Parton Emily Gheorghiu Frat Game Of Thrones GDI Las Vegas Lost Lost Time Magic Mitch Hedberg Natasha Estes Omdini Penn & Teller PremonitionLive Robert Mehling Self Hypnosis Seth Glover SNL stand-up comedy Travis Nye Walking Dead z*stonish Zac Tenneboe Zach Dresch The Sioux Empire Podcast 58:26 yes This week Zstonish tells of his humble beginnings performing magic as a child in a chicken coop.  The Sioux Empire Podcast Zoo Crew (Robert Mehling, Seth Glover, Emily Gheorghiu and Natasha Estes) explore his mysterious origins including asking the que... This week Zstonish tells of his humble beginnings performing magic as a child in a chicken coop.  The Sioux Empire Podcast Zoo Crew (Robert Mehling, Seth Glover, Emily Gheorghiu and Natasha Estes) explore his mysterious origins including asking the question everyone really wants to know, what makes Zstonish so hot?  Zac tells us why it’s […] The 11 acts of IM 22 http://my605.com/pierrereview/?p=14185 Pure Pierre Politics urn:uuid:1bf7d4ce-44d0-b468-345c-cc15fa284beb Sat, 11 Mar 2017 12:39:43 +0000 The 2017 session of the Legislature added a chapter to South Dakota history. Republicans repealed Initiated Measure 22. As best as I can recall, this was the first time in my 32 legislative sessions that lawmakers repealed an act of the voters. You could see them headed this way two years ago when they reduced [&#8230;] <p>The 2017 session of the Legislature added a chapter to South Dakota history. Republicans repealed Initiated Measure 22. As best as I can recall, this was the first time in my 32 legislative sessions that lawmakers repealed an act of the voters. You could see them headed this way two years ago when they reduced the minimum wage for youths after the voters had raised the minimum wage; but that never took effect, because the youth wage was referred to a public vote and it was rejected. About a century ago, legislators also repealed a new primary election system. The sides went back and forth for several years. Otherwise, there are many instances of voters repealing something the Legislature passed, but it&#8217;s been rare for the Legislature to repeal the will of the voters.</p> <p>The repeal of IM 22 was HB 1069. It came from Rep. Don Haggar, R-Sioux Falls. Not all Republicans voted for it, but only Republicans votes for it. In the House four Republicans joined nine Democrats in opposing. The four were Jean Hunhoff of Yankton, Mike Stevens of Yankton, David Lust of Rapid City and Craig Tieszen of Rapid City. In the Senate two Republicans joined the six Democrats to oppose the repeal. The two were Lance Russell of Hot Springs and Stace Nelson of Fulton.</p> <p>Legislators clearly plan to do it again. They passed SB 59 that delays the date of implementation to July 1 for a ballot measure. In any other year, perhaps the legislation from Sen. Jim White, R-Huron, would have looked like a good idea. State laws normally take effect July 1 unless passed with an emergency clause. Ballot measures have traditionally taken effect as soon as the election canvass is complete. The July 1 start date provides an extra seven months to prepare for a voter-approved law to start. But in this instance, coming on the heels of IM 22&#8242;s passage, the July 1 start date legislation looked like retaliation. It buys time in future years for the Legislature to meet in regular session during January through March and repeal or amend any initiated law or referral. The Legislature can&#8217;t directly amend a change to the constitution. So we might see more constitutional amendments rather than initiated laws on the ballots in the elections ahead. There is a possibility that someone will try to refer SB 59 to a statewide vote, but I haven&#8217;t heard anyone getting such an effort ready. No Democrats voted for SB 59. One Republican senator, Nelson, and four Republican representatives &#8212; Drew Dennert of Aberdeen, Dan Kaiser of Aberdeen, Blaine &#8220;Chip&#8221; Campbell of Rapid City and Isaac Latterell of Tea &#8212; voted against it.</p> <p>Another change that would have seemed like a good idea if it didn&#8217;t come in the IM 22 legislative session came from Sen. Ernie Otten, R-Tea. His SB 77 requires fiscal notes to be prepared and made available for all ballot measures. This applies the same principle followed by the Legislature: Know the potential financial impact of a proposal. It drew five nays in the Senate &#8212; all Democrats &#8212; and 21 nays in the House split between Democrats and Republicans. IM 22 contained an appropriation and established a new publicly funded campaign system known as Democracy Credits. This was one of the features of IM 22 that was judged by opponents to be unconstitutional (appropriation legislation is supposed to be a single subject, other than the general budget bill for state government). Most of the rest of IM 22 was discussed and debated in some way by legislators, but not one lawmaker proposed restoring the Democracy Credits. There was no appetite for using taxpayer money to fuel candidates&#8217; campaigns.</p> <p>Rep. Haggar brought another piece of IM 22-sparked reform legislation. HB 1052 expands whistleblower protections for public employees in South Dakota. It drew five nays in the House, all from Republicans, and zero opposition in the Senate.</p> <p>The lobbyist gift restriction of $100 came via HB 1072 sponsored by Rep. Mark Mickelson, R-Sioux Falls. It took aim at the TV advertising by IM 22 supporters that portrayed a lobbyist paying off a lawmaker. Legislators removed the $75 meal limit from the legislation. Lawmakers can take unlimited meals including food and drink and not have the hospitality count against the gift limit. The House unanimously passed the first version of Mickelson&#8217;s bill with the $75 meal limit. The Senate saw 10 people &#8212; nine Republicans and one Democrat &#8212; vote against the version with the unlimited meals.</p> <p>The state government accountability board came via HB 1076 that Rep. Karen Soli, D-Sioux Falls, shepherded through many amendments to final passage. It drew only nine nays between the two chambers, all from Republicans.</p> <p>The conflict of interest laws that Rep. Mickelson sponsored during the 2016 session needed some modifications. He returned with HB 1170. It drew one nay between the two chambers from Sen. Russell. Another piece of legislation dealing with conflicts of interest, SB 27, came from state Attorney General Marty Jackley. It raises the severity of the crime to a felony from a misdemeanor, so that prosecutors might be more inclined to prosecute and potential offenders might be less inclined to offend.</p> <p>SB 54, a vast rewrite and update of state laws on campaign finances, came from Secretary of State Shantel Krebs and a workgroup she convened last year independent of IM 22. Legislators wrestled on this topic until the final day of the session&#8217;s main run Friday. IM 22&#8242;s Doug Kronaizl rightly said it didn&#8217;t address the smaller contribution limits that IM 22 contained. Legislators decided to send the contributions subject to a study group for a 2018 proposal.</p> <p>Senate Republican leader Blake Curd of Sioux Falls sponsored SB 131 that expands the time that officials must wait to two year before lobbying. The limit has been one year. The measure also expands the prohibition&#8217;s coverage from solely elected officials to also include to department or agency heads, division directors and the highest-paid person reporting to them. The Senate liked htis better than the House, with senators voting 34-1 and representatives passing it 51-17.</p> <p>It took until Friday to reach agreement on another of Sen. Curd&#8217;s bills, SB 151, setting the process for the state Division of Criminal Investigation to receive and process allegations of government misconduct. The House liked it, a lot, in part because Rep. Larry Rhoden, R-Union Center, worked for it. The Senate was lukewarm, needing a last &#8220;aye&#8221; from Sen. Deb Peters, R-Hartford, for final passage 18-17. It nearly died on a procedural vote that was tied at 17 when Sen. Jordan Youngberg, R-Madison, kept it alive. He also cast the aye that set up the tie for Peters to break, after she had passed on her first turn through the alphabetical roll call.</p> <p>Sen. Brock Greenfield, R-Clark, and Rep. Julie Bartling, D-Gregory, teamed up to ease SB 171 to passage. It sets up a legislative task force on government accountability. Their original version called for studying lobbyist restrictions, ethics and campaign finance. In the end it was down to campaign finance. The task force will take on the topics that weren&#8217;t decided in the SB 54 deliberations.</p> <p>There might be other IM 22-response legislation that passed but escapes this reporter&#8217;s Saturday morning attention. Some measures lost, such as two that sought more transparency on contributors behind ballot measures. Legislators and citizens lost on another front when the repeal of IM 22 put an end to the lawsuit that came from IM 22 opponents in the Legislature. It would have been worthwhile to know what the South Dakota Supreme Court thought about some of the allegedly unconstitutional provisions of IM 22. Perhaps someday the state&#8217;s high court can give an interpretation of whether legislators violate the prohibition against direct or indirect interest in state contracts, including how their spouses&#8217; jobs fit into that equation.</p> <p>Meanwhile we have many more reforms on the law books as a result of voters&#8217; approval of IM 22.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> SD Government Bob Mercer Bob Mercer ****David Brooks on TrumpCareLess Act http://dakotatoday.typepad.com/dakotatoday/2017/03/david-brooks-on-trumpcareless-act.html Dakota Today urn:uuid:9424cb21-122f-57bb-7d6d-95aae448487c Fri, 10 Mar 2017 23:08:42 +0000 I found this on a Facebook page, but without a link to the original. David Brooks has usually been a rational critic of Obama and now and then supported some ideas. I think he is becoming more and more disenchanted with the GOP Alternate facts and reality. Today I also got one of Kristi Noem's e-mails with her complete and... All 2017 Found at Facebook Politics Toxic Republicans Wingnut_Loons David Brooks Facebook GOP Catastrophe GOP disaster Obamacare TrumpCareless TrumpNoCare Douglas Wiken Douglas Wiken No pay raise for state employees http://my605.com/pierrereview/?p=14181 Pure Pierre Politics urn:uuid:67b02843-4473-8b1a-33e1-3e09eecc0013 Fri, 10 Mar 2017 14:36:56 +0000 Contrary to some reports in news media Thursday night and this morning, the 2018 budget plan for state government won&#8217;t include raises for state employees. Instead additional money will be spent on their insurance plan. We&#8217;ll know details in the coming hours. The confusion results from the stop and start fashion of budget negotiating in [&#8230;] <p>Contrary to some reports in news media Thursday night and this morning, the 2018 budget plan for state government won&#8217;t include raises for state employees. Instead additional money will be spent on their insurance plan. We&#8217;ll know details in the coming hours. The confusion results from the stop and start fashion of budget negotiating in the final week of the legislative session. Today is the last day of the 2018 session&#8217;s main run.</p> SD Government Bob Mercer Bob Mercer Buen Comercio, SI! Mexit, NO! http://theconstantcommoner.blogspot.com/2017/03/buen-comercio-si-mexit-no.html THE CONSTANT COMMONER urn:uuid:dcf0888e-8d27-4168-05db-ed5a73b9cf55 Thu, 09 Mar 2017 17:43:13 +0000 <span style="font-family: Times, Times New Roman, serif; font-size: x-large; font-weight: bold;">M</span><span style="font-family: inherit;"><b>exico City--Amazingly (color me facetious), Donald Trump and his anti-Mexico&nbsp;histrionics aren't on everybody's mind, every single minute of the day here. &nbsp;</b>The 8+ million&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: inherit;">inhabitants of this city (almost that many more in the greater area) have to contend with all the pressing urban issues that consume city dwellers. &nbsp;For the most part, the local media devote most of their attention to parochial concerns, with the expected amount of limited op-ed attention paid to&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: inherit;">matters connected to relations with the U.S.</span><br /><br /><span style="font-family: inherit;">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: Times, Times New Roman, serif; font-size: x-large; font-weight: bold;">N</span><span style="font-family: inherit;"><b>ot that there's any love lost between Mexican editorialists and President Trump. &nbsp;</b>In its analysis of Trump's issues with the complications of repealing Obamacare,&nbsp;<b><a href="http://mexiconewsdaily.com/category/opinion/" target="_blank">Mexican News Daily&nbsp;</a></b>refers to Trump as "the Tangerine Tornado." &nbsp;The rest of today's edition has a piece about Mexican avocado growers "not sweating over NAFTA" because they sell $2.2 billion worth of fruit to the USA every year and will continue to do so, NAFTA or no NAFTA. &nbsp;I shouldn't have been, but was, taken aback by a note in the piece about local environmentalists concerned that rapacious avocado growers are continuing to expand by destroying Monarch butterfly habitat in order to plant more trees. Another reaction in the piece noted that the trade issues with the U.S.A. could be an opportunity in disguise, as Mexicans will be forced to seek out other markets and develop trade ties with a broader array of countries if relations with the U.S. continue to sour. &nbsp;</span><br /><span style="font-family: inherit;">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: Times, Times New Roman, serif; font-size: x-large; font-weight: bold;">T</span><span style="font-family: inherit;"><b>hat prospect has already emerged. &nbsp;</b>A couple of weeks ago&nbsp;<b><a href="http://money.cnn.com/2017/02/13/news/economy/mexico-trump-us-corn/" target="_blank">a bill</a></b>&nbsp;requiring Mexico to buy its corn from Brazil and Argentina instead of the United States was discussed in the Mexican senate. Meantime, the Chinese global news giant YIBADA&nbsp;<b><a href="http://en.yibada.com/articles/191609/20170205/china-reinforces-mexico-relations-in-light-of-uncertain-us.htm" target="_blank">reported last month</a></b>&nbsp;that while U.S.-Mexican trade tensions are building, China "is taking the opportunity to strengthen ties with Mexico." These are probably incremental, baby-sized steps at this stage of Trump administration's handling of the NAFTA relationship, but they are definitely going in the wrong direction from our local perspective.&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: inherit;">As I noted here last week, South Dakota's</span><span style="font-family: inherit;">&nbsp;</span><b style="font-family: inherit;"><a href="http://www.usglc.org/southdakota/facts-figures/" target="_blank">$400 billion a year in sales to Mexico&nbsp;</a></b><span style="font-family: inherit;">(out of a total of $1.4 billion in exports) should be enough to keep us focused as our trade relationship evolves. &nbsp;</span><br /><br /><span style="font-family: inherit;">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: Times, Times New Roman, serif; font-size: x-large; font-weight: bold;">M</span><span style="font-family: inherit;"><b>y sense is that Mexico--if not exactly defiant--is nevertheless developing its fallback options. &nbsp;</b>It's a country with considerable comparative advantages, particularly in the way of natural resources and a cheap but increasingly skilled labor force. &nbsp;A revisit to NAFTA is probably way past due. &nbsp;A Mexit wouldn't do us much good and could be exceptionally bad for South Dakota.&nbsp;</span> John Tsitrian John Tsitrian Socialized agriculture driving Spring wildfire season http://interested-party.blogspot.com/2017/03/socialized-agriculture-driving-spring.html interested party urn:uuid:acf3def7-93ac-1fbf-c238-0b48576b832d Thu, 09 Mar 2017 14:55:38 +0000 <div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-qb0eWRwOV8A/WMFmPaTPTEI/AAAAAAAAFPs/xBs3bmVvSnspAIIU-Lfr3b7obiowMmwcgCLcB/s1600/C6ZJfVzUwAALVUH.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="258" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-qb0eWRwOV8A/WMFmPaTPTEI/AAAAAAAAFPs/xBs3bmVvSnspAIIU-Lfr3b7obiowMmwcgCLcB/s400/C6ZJfVzUwAALVUH.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><br />The Anthropocene has tripped a trophic cascade.<br /><br />Just <a href="http://interested-party.blogspot.com/2015/08/mit-western-deserts-dried-out-quickly.html">a hundred and fifty years ago</a> bison would be clearing the grasses driving the 2017 wildfire season.<br /><blockquote class="tr_bq"><i><b>Kansas rancher Greg Gardiner got into some of his scorched pastures for the first time Wednesday and surveyed what he likened to a battle zone: carcasses of dead cattle everywhere. Most of the burned land is in Kansas, where more than 1,000 square miles has been consumed in a series of blazes, including one believed to be the largest in the state's recorded history. Ranch hands were among those who have been killed in the fires. In the Texas Panhandle, three ranch hands died trying to save cattle from fires that have burned nearly 750 square miles. [<a href="http://rapidcityjournal.com/news/latest/ranchers-assess-damage-after-wildfires-in-states/article_51c44de2-9480-5980-b6b7-7b6096c9c495.html">Rapid City Journal</a>]</b></i></blockquote><a href="http://interested-party.blogspot.com/2013/06/when-climates-decouple.html">Desertification</a> driven by <a href="http://interested-party.blogspot.com/2014/07/western-watersheds-public-lands.html">overgrazing</a> has turned parts of the high plains into <a href="http://kfor.com/2017/03/07/oklahomans-race-to-save-livestock-during-wildfire-outbreak/">scorched earth</a>.<br /><br />John Thune (earth hater-SD) has rolled out a <a href="https://www.thune.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/press-releases?ID=FD8E0720-1AFC-4329-9359-9DCF5290522D">template for moral hazard, socialized agriculture</a> while South Dakota's lone US House member and <a href="http://wnax.com/news/180081-house-ag-chair-says-farm-bill-will-be-done-on-time/">her fellow earth haters</a> support it. <br /><br /><a href="http://interested-party.blogspot.com/2014/01/provisions-in-farm-bill-spell-doom-for.html">Moral hazard</a> is the flip side of self-reliance.<br /><br />Domestic livestock have contributed to <a href="https://www.abqjournal.com/830077">catastrophic wildfire conditions</a> and Republican welfare <a href="http://interested-party.blogspot.com/2015/01/wuerthner-ranchers-are-real.html">ranchers are the real ecoterrorists</a> who hate subsidies unless they benefit from them.<br /><br /><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><div dir="ltr" lang="en">Video shot from an airplane flying over the Oklahoma-Texas border shows the extent of the wildfires in Oklahoma. <a href="https://t.co/KClXeL3XPX">https://t.co/KClXeL3XPX</a> <a href="https://t.co/QrPtySpvsM">pic.twitter.com/QrPtySpvsM</a></div>— ABC News (@ABC) <a href="https://twitter.com/ABC/status/839558869533675520">March 8, 2017</a></blockquote><script async="" charset="utf-8" src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js"></script></div> Earth manifesto tribes larry kurtz larry kurtz Some numbers in GOP race for governor http://my605.com/pierrereview/?p=14175 Pure Pierre Politics urn:uuid:8d3243d4-c5f8-9666-19f8-963e41a8b819 Thu, 09 Mar 2017 10:20:35 +0000 These came to me third-hand (at best) so don&#8217;t bet on them being right. But I&#8217;m told a survey conducted at the turn from February to March in South Dakota found U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem ahead of state Attorney General Marty General in contest for the Republican nomination for governor. They are the only two [&#8230;] <p>These came to me third-hand (at best) so don&#8217;t bet on them being right. But I&#8217;m told a survey conducted at the turn from February to March in South Dakota found U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem ahead of state Attorney General Marty General in contest for the Republican nomination for governor. They are the only two declared candidates so far. Supposedly the poll sample was 900; I don&#8217;t know who paid for the poll, and I don&#8217;t know the methodology (I presume telephone but don&#8217;t know whether it was an auto-caller or human beings making the contacts). The tally I&#8217;ve been told is Kristi at 39 percent and Marty at 35 percent. I don&#8217;t know if those numbers include soft support and/or leaners. I would relish getting a copy. Bottom line; If true, there isn&#8217;t much space left for a third Republican to run.</p> SD Government Bob Mercer Bob Mercer How to take a leak http://northernbeacon.blogspot.com/2017/03/how-to-take-leak.html Northern Valley Beacon urn:uuid:31d614fe-78b6-8ecb-0605-c4f1aa1c3f24 Wed, 08 Mar 2017 16:17:12 +0000 <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-C9aWtIKhN9s/WMAuQO3JJlI/AAAAAAAADJY/i7m23u-xhGoQy19YTlS-bq-ANZDJ2bKfwCLcB/s1600/Unknown.jpeg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-C9aWtIKhN9s/WMAuQO3JJlI/AAAAAAAADJY/i7m23u-xhGoQy19YTlS-bq-ANZDJ2bKfwCLcB/s1600/Unknown.jpeg" /></a></div><span style="font-family: &quot;trebuchet ms&quot; , sans-serif;">Trump's administration resembles a sieve. &nbsp;It has so many &nbsp;leaks. &nbsp;The <a href="http://www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2017/02/trumps-staff-sure-seems-eager-tell-world-hes-imbecile">media&nbsp;abound</a> with accounts of leaks streaming out of the White House. And there are accusations of leaks from the intelligence community. &nbsp; As an old news dog, &nbsp;I dealt with&nbsp;leaking in the past.</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;trebuchet ms&quot; , sans-serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: &quot;trebuchet ms&quot; , sans-serif;">First, when an official tells a reporter something on the condition of anonymity, &nbsp;that is not a leak. &nbsp;That is a contact which can be attributed to someone who is in a position to know something. &nbsp;Nevertheless, &nbsp;when an anonymous source is quoted, &nbsp;the news medium still has the responsibility to verify the information with other sources. &nbsp; In the story on the resignation of Michael Flynn and the revelation that Trump's campaign had regular contact with Russian officials, &nbsp;The <a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/paloma/daily-202/2017/02/15/daily-202-it-s-bigger-than-flynn-new-russia-revelations-widen-trump-s-credibility-gap/58a3c5b9e9b69b1406c75cb4/?hpid=hp_hp-banner-main_daily202-1045a%3Ahomepage%2Fstory&amp;utm_term=.514cdad48531">Washington Post</a> took pains to show how the story broke and was verified by major media. &nbsp;</span><br /><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;trebuchet ms&quot; , sans-serif;">My assigned duties as a journalist did not cover government primarily, although in covering agriculture, the USDA and the extension services and colleges of agriculture were a major part of the &nbsp;coverage. &nbsp;There&nbsp;wasn't&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: &quot;trebuchet ms&quot; , sans-serif;">much occasion for leaking coming from those quarters. &nbsp;The biggest outpouring of leaks came from my coverage of business. &nbsp;And that included the coverage of government agencies such as the Interstate Commerce Commission, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and other agencies that regulate business.</span><br /><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;trebuchet ms&quot; , sans-serif;">As the news accounts of leaks flowing from Trump point out, &nbsp;there are many motives. &nbsp;One is that in a highly competitive contest for gaining attention and power, &nbsp;people will piss on each other. &nbsp;Another is resentment toward the people in charge, in&nbsp;which case the pissing is on the bosses. &nbsp;A reporter has to learn how to identify those kinds of leakers&nbsp;because&nbsp;their information is not reliable. &nbsp;</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;trebuchet ms&quot; , sans-serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: &quot;trebuchet ms&quot; , sans-serif;">Another kind of leak is that of people who are genuinely concerned that something is wrong with the situation in which they are working. &nbsp;That seems to be the case in many of the Trump leaks. &nbsp;People around him are finding that he is not all there. &nbsp;He is not capable of perceiving and understanding real situations. &nbsp;He lives in self-delusion. &nbsp;And he is a dedicated liar. &nbsp;</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;trebuchet ms&quot; , sans-serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: &quot;trebuchet ms&quot; , sans-serif;">As a business editor,&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: &quot;trebuchet ms&quot; , sans-serif;">I had many such &nbsp;leaks that came from a major farm equipment corporation for which I once worked. &nbsp;The people who leaked to me were ones I had&nbsp;worked with. &nbsp;At the time I worked for the company, it was a large global corporation headquartered in Chicago. &nbsp;When I worked there, many employees used to meet a bar nearby on Friday nights to cash their paychecks and transition into the weekend with a brew or two. &nbsp;The conversations often&nbsp;involved dumb things that the management did. &nbsp;On many occasions, some of the bosses joined us to show that they knew when bad decisions were being made. &nbsp;The conversations tended toward predicting how the company would fail. &nbsp;It eventually did, &nbsp;much in the way predicted by those disgruntled Friday night commentaries.</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;trebuchet ms&quot; , sans-serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: &quot;trebuchet ms&quot; , sans-serif;">When I was a business editor and received calls or had conversations with former fellow-employees, &nbsp;it was because people in the company were worrying about the future of their jobs and witnessed the company doing things that jeopardized its future. &nbsp;The company's response to consumer complaints was a constant source of information that I kept getting from employees. &nbsp;Executives were getting reports of problems with the equipment and denied that there could be problems with the products. At one time while working for the company, I was assigned to a team that investigated customer and dealer complaints. &nbsp; We found that the company produced a good product, &nbsp;but that manufacturing flaws were getting past the inspection department. &nbsp;Those flaws could easily have been eliminated by adjustments in the manufacturing process. &nbsp;But the company's response was to take the investigative team out of the field. &nbsp;</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;trebuchet ms&quot; , sans-serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: &quot;trebuchet ms&quot; , sans-serif;">As an editor, I received constant updates from my friends in the company, &nbsp;but they were seldom the kind of thing that could be used in reporting business news. &nbsp;They were the personal observations of people seeing mistakes being made up &nbsp;close. &nbsp;They were informing but could not be used in a journalistic context. &nbsp;One evening, I encountered one of my former bosses in a restaurant. &nbsp;He was one who joined those Friday night sessions in which company mistakes were discussed. &nbsp;I commented that I was in touch with some employees who kept me posted on what was going on with the company, but that the personal anecdotes were not useful for news coverage. &nbsp;My former boss suggested that I look more deeply into sources that covered stock shares, &nbsp;markets, engineering developments, and product news--specialty publications that only people involved in highly technical aspects of business are familiar with. &nbsp;Some of these publications did comparisons of the products and services delivered, while others tracked personnel decisions. &nbsp;I found that the company decided to farm out engineering to research and development organizations rather than hire engineers. &nbsp;This policy was the opposite of the company's main competitor, &nbsp;which recruited engineers from Big Ten universities, givng them summer jobs and internships to help them through school. &nbsp;This information was verified by my sources within the company, who supplied me with stories about the problems being caused by the lack of in-house engineers to address issues as they came up. &nbsp; &nbsp;I was able to use the leaks to illustrate the general news reported in the technical press.&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;trebuchet ms&quot; , sans-serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: &quot;trebuchet ms&quot; , sans-serif;">Eventually, the company got sued when it was discovered that a main component of its corn harvesting machines infringed on a patent held by its major competitor. &nbsp;It was the killing blow after the company had been brought to the edge of bankruptcy by a grandstanding CEO who &nbsp;took an anti-union stance &nbsp;in cost-cutting that resulted in the longest strike against the company in its history. &nbsp;When the company failed and closed down, &nbsp;all its local plants were shuttered &nbsp; More than 12,000 people lost their jobs. &nbsp;The employees of the company saw the failure coming long before shareholders, executives, and the business press did. &nbsp;</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;trebuchet ms&quot; , sans-serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: &quot;trebuchet ms&quot; , sans-serif;">One of the incidents related to me involved a man who ran a huge dealership for the company. &nbsp;This dealer also flew his own airplane. &nbsp;He had sold a machine that failed in the field and he gave a farmer a new machine off his sales floor so that the harvest could be finished. &nbsp;The dealer and his mechanics tore apart the failed machine and found the cause to be a matter of hasty assembly in the factory. &nbsp;In reducing costs, an order had been put out to speed up the assembly &nbsp;line and to "provide a greater tolerance" &nbsp;in the inspection department that examined finished machines for problems. &nbsp;The company personnel did not respond to the dealer's telephone calls satisfactorily, so the dealer wrapped the failed parts in a greasy gunny sack, &nbsp;put it in his airplane, and flew them up to the town where the plant was located. &nbsp;He strode into the plant offices, barged into the plant manager's office, and dumped the greasy sack with the parts on the manager's desk. &nbsp;</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;trebuchet ms&quot; , sans-serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: &quot;trebuchet ms&quot; , sans-serif;">This was a great story, but the company, of course, would not acknowledge it and the dealer did not want to jeopardize his relationship with the company by commenting on the incident. So, the story remained a matter of a leak circulated among employees. &nbsp;However, the story was a rather precise illustration of management practices and company attitudes that eventually brought the company down. &nbsp;The leak identified and explained a problem within the company, but that information never reached the people who could make use of it--stockholders, customers, or the general public. &nbsp;That leak was more prescient about the company's future than anything that could be verified, given attribution, and printed. &nbsp;</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;trebuchet ms&quot; , sans-serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: &quot;trebuchet ms&quot; , sans-serif;">Leaks are often the important news. &nbsp;They do have to be analyzed to see if they are motivated by people using them as competitive weapons &nbsp;to gain advantage or as vengeful weapons against disliked bosses. &nbsp;But leaks that are motivated by the need to tell someone what is really going on are important. &nbsp;In states such as South Dakota where there is a network of laws that give officials the power to withhold information, &nbsp;leaks are often the only accurate and genuine news about how government is performing. &nbsp;Leaks have to be taken <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/06/magazine/the-medias-risky-love-affair-with-leaks.html?mabReward=R1&amp;recp=0&amp;action=click&amp;pgtype=Homepage&amp;region=CColumn&amp;module=Recommendation&amp;src=rechp&amp;WT.nav=RecEngine">seriously</a>. &nbsp; They are often the closest thing to truth that you'll ever get. &nbsp;</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;trebuchet ms&quot; , sans-serif;"><br /></span> David Newquist David Newquist On regents matter, Democrats show why two political parties are important w/update (and a rebuttal) http://my605.com/pierrereview/?p=14170 Pure Pierre Politics urn:uuid:979bf0d1-2cd4-54ec-9b9e-8bc2bf897a80 Tue, 07 Mar 2017 12:39:39 +0000 The Democrats&#8217; long slide in voter registration in South Dakota continued in the past month, as they fell to 170,057 as of March 1. That&#8217;s down more than 600 from the Nov. 8 election total. Republicans gained a little, reaching 253,854, up more than 1,700 since November. And independents remained the top choice in terms [&#8230;] <p>The Democrats&#8217; long slide in voter registration in South Dakota continued in the past month, as they fell to 170,057 as of March 1. That&#8217;s down more than 600 from the Nov. 8 election total. Republicans gained a little, reaching 253,854, up more than 1,700 since November. And independents remained the top choice in terms of additional registrations, climbing to a record 121,711, an increase of 3,000 since the election.</p> <p>Despite what has become a years-long decline in voter registration, and despite being down to 10 members of the 70-seat House and six members of the 35-seat Senate in the South Dakota Legislature, there are instances of relevancy for Democrats in our Republican-dominated state government. The latest came Monday afternoon.</p> <p>Mysteriously, two Senate confirmation votes were deferred on the governor&#8217;s latest appointees to the state Board of Regents. There wasn&#8217;t any explanation at the time, and the matter became odder when the Senate proceeded to confirmation votes on three appointees to the state Board of Education. The answer came a few minutes after 4 p.m. CT when the South Dakota Democratic Party issued a news release. It said state law had been violated regarding the regents.</p> <p>The statute, 13-49-2, states:  &#8220;No two regents may be residents in the same county and not more than six may be members of the same political party.&#8221; The Democrats said that as of 2 p.m. Monday, the minute when the Senate convened for its afternoon work, eight of the nine regents were Republicans.</p> <p>Somehow none of us in the news media had caught the pattern that had been taking shape for some years. The two most recent appointees were Republicans. Pam Roberts of Pierre had recently been the South Dakota Republican Party chairman. Konrad Adam of Pierre, the student regent, is a son of Karl Adam, a past party chairman.</p> <p>What happens next wasn&#8217;t immediately clear. The regents are a constitutional office in South Dakota, so this matter rose to a higher level than many other state boards and commissions. Perhaps some current regents got busy changing their voter registrations from Republicans to independents The one regent who wasn&#8217;t a registered Republican was retired circuit judge John Bastian of Belle Fourche. He was listed as an independent. That means a nine-member constitutional board didn&#8217;t have one Democrat and hasn&#8217;t had a Democrat for some time.</p> <p>The system worked in this instance. The minority party pointed out an abuse favoring the majority party. The Senate used its confirmation authority to block two illegal appointments by the governor. It&#8217;s a good example of why two relevant political parties are important and why process matters.</p> <p>UPDATE: The plot thickened a bit Tuesday. Tony Venhuizen, the governor&#8217;s chief of staff, produced two relevant sets of documents.</p> <p>Turns out that regent Kathryn Johnson of Hill City, who was a Democrat when then-Gov. Mike Rounds first appointed her a decade ago, changed her registration to Republican for the 2016 primary elections. Venhuizen said she switched back Monday afternoon after the discovery there were too many Republicans. Her final term expires this year and her successor, presumably a Democrat or independent, will be appointed in the months ahead.</p> <p>And then there&#8217;s the matter of whether the requirements apply to the student regent. Venhuizen provided a 1993 opinion from then-Attorney General Mark Barnett, now a circuit judge, that dealt with the residency of the student regent. Barnett concluded the residency requirement didn&#8217;t apply to the student regent. The Legislature changed the statute somewhat in 2007, according to Venhuizen, but lawmakers didn&#8217;t clarify whether the requirement applied. The regents&#8217; current legal counsel Guilherme Costa gave Venhuizen his written opinion Tuesday that the attorney general wouldn&#8217;t find the same-party requirement applies to the student regent, either.</p> <p>So all now appears to be good. Both Pam Roberts of Pierre and Conrad Adam of Pierre are back on the Senate calendar Tuesday for confirmation votes.</p> <p>REBUTTAL: Over at his Dakota Free Press blog Cory Heidelberger takes a swipe at me, saying I exaggerated by saying the Democrats are in a long slide. Well, they are. Compare the 190,905 registered Democrats for the 2006 general election, or the 204,413 registered Democrats for the 2008 general election, to the steadily declining counts since then. Here&#8217;s a link to the those <a href="https://sdsos.gov/elections-voting/upcoming-elections/voter-registration-totals/voter-registration-comparison-table.aspx">figures.</a> You&#8217;ll find the numbers for Republicans and independents there too.</p> SD Government Bob Mercer Bob Mercer Put the school funding requirement in the constitution? http://my605.com/pierrereview/?p=14165 Pure Pierre Politics urn:uuid:4403344f-992a-255c-ec0c-ba34f51bf741 Mon, 06 Mar 2017 17:42:18 +0000 The Legislature has proven in the recent past it will ignore its laws, such as the mandatory inflationary increase for K-12 state aid, when it wants. We&#8217;re at that point again in the 2017 legislative session, as school officials pray they&#8217;ll see the 0.3 percent increase due. Money is tight this session, and that led [&#8230;] <p>The Legislature has proven in the recent past it will ignore its laws, such as the mandatory inflationary increase for K-12 state aid, when it wants. We&#8217;re at that point again in the 2017 legislative session, as school officials pray they&#8217;ll see the 0.3 percent increase due. Money is tight this session, and that led to a proposed raid on retailers Monday.</p> <p>The House appropriations chairman, Rep. David Anderson, R-Hudson, convinced Republicans on the House State Affairs Committee to put a bill into play for this final week that would allow a reduction in the retailers&#8217; collection allowance. That&#8217;s the 1.5 percent they&#8217;re allowed to keep for collecting and remitting sales tax, up to $70 maximum per month.</p> <p>At this point SB 106 would reduce the allowance to 1.4 percent. Anderson wants to keep the legislation alive so it could be used to help balance the state budget come the end of this week. Friday marks the final day of the main run of the 2017 session. Overall the collection allowance is worth about $5 million.</p> <p>That would pay for the state aid to schools inflation increase. Or the Legislature could do as it has in the past and skip the increase. If it&#8217;s a law, the legislators can write a new law skipping the payment. If the inflation increase was in the state constitution, legislators couldn&#8217;t skip it. It would take a statewide vote to amend the constitution in that way.</p> <p>Meanwhile the Anderson amendment points out another situation. The Legislature this session seemed to have an abnormally high number of vehicle bill or carcasses or shells that awaited some totally new measure to be amended. That&#8217;s one version of a hoghouse, where a bill is gutted of its contents and new language is inserted.</p> <p>Anderson used SB 106, which was introduced by Sen. Ryan Maher, R-isabel, and Rep. Kent Peterson, R-Salem. They are the Republican assistant leaders in their respective chambers. SB 106 originally contained one sentence: &#8220;The Legislature shall pursue opportunities to enhance the state.&#8221; Now it&#8217;s an attempt to repeal at least part of the retailers&#8217; sales-tax collection allowance.</p> <p>But that&#8217;s not the end of it. The Anderson amendment also would steer collection-allowance revenue away from retailers into the Building South Dakota programs. They were created by the Legislature in a power play against Gov. Dennis Daugaard a few years ago. Legislators took half of the unclaimed property that is turned over to the state treasury. The governor came back a year later with a $30 million lump sum intended to cover three years of the programs. The Legislature approved that deal. Now legislators realize the $30 million is about to run out and they don&#8217;t have a replacement source of funding.</p> <p>This is a little bit like the scheme underway to create an agriculture development fund through property taxes. Agricultural property received some tax relief through the half-percent sales-tax increase approved by the Legislature at the governor&#8217;s urging in 2016. Agricultural interests don&#8217;t want to pay higher fees to provide revenue for a new animal-disease laboratory sought at South Dakota State University.</p> <p>So there&#8217;s a move afoot in the Legislature to take away the agricultural property tax relief from 2016 &#8212; meaning the general-education levy on farm and ranch land would be slightly higher &#8212; and put the revenue in a new fund for agriculture development. The fund in turn could cover the $3 million annual bond payment for the SDSU lab and provide several million dollars for other uses in the ag sector.</p> <p>These final five working days of the main run of the 2017 session will bear close watching.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> SD Government Bob Mercer Bob Mercer SEP060 – Mesmerized with Zstonish Part 1 http://www.thesiouxempire.com/sep060-mesmerized-zstonish-part-1/ The Sioux Empire Podcast urn:uuid:bfc12bc0-6432-8a9c-1bba-41388bfd47d9 Sun, 05 Mar 2017 19:30:19 +0000 <p>This week the Sioux Empire Zoo Crew (Robert Mehling, Seth Glover, Emily Gheorghiu and Natasha Estes) fall into a hole of holes.  Holes.  Rob can’t stop saying holes.  Thankfully comedy hypnotist and magician Zstonish (Zac Tenneboe) was happy hypnotize Rob so that he could stop saying the word holes.  Join this eclectic cast as we […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.thesiouxempire.com/sep060-mesmerized-zstonish-part-1/">SEP060 – Mesmerized with Zstonish Part 1</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.thesiouxempire.com">TheSiouxEmpire.com</a>.</p> <p><iframe src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/310850651&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%" height="166" frameborder="no" scrolling="no"></iframe></p> <p>This week the Sioux Empire Zoo Crew (Robert Mehling, Seth Glover, Emily Gheorghiu and Natasha Estes) fall into a hole of holes.  Holes.  Rob can’t stop saying holes.  Thankfully comedy hypnotist and magician Zstonish (Zac Tenneboe) was happy hypnotize Rob so that he could stop saying the word holes.  Join this eclectic cast as we use the Oscars as an excuse to talk about our all-time favorite movies.  He also incepted Rob into making favorite TV shows of all time a topic without it being on the show notes.  Damn, he’s good.  This week’s music spotlight is T.H.E. Honoroll with song “Drift Away” Featuring Pope Adrian Bless.  This episode is sponsored by SiouxperCon 2017: The Sioux Empire Strikes Back.  SiouxperCon is a fan convention celebrating several mediums: including comic books, anime, board games, video games, science fiction, and fantasy. A non-profit event, SiouxperCon is dedicated to promoting literacy and valuable life skills in an inclusive and friendly environment. Net proceeds from the convention will benefit REACH Literacy and the JY6 Foundation.  Zstonish was unable to save the tea he spilled during The Sioux Empire Podcast, for there are some things that are beyond even his magics.</p> <p><b>SiouxperCon 2017</b></p> <p><a href="https://www.facebook.com/siouxpercon/" target="_blank"><span style="font-weight: 400;">https://www.facebook.com/siouxpercon/</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.siouxpercon.com/" target="_blank"><span style="font-weight: 400;">http://www.siouxpercon.com/</span></a></p> <p><b>Zstonish Links</b></p> <p><a href="https://www.facebook.com/zstonish/" target="_blank"><span style="font-weight: 400;">https://www.facebook.com/zstonish/</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://zstonish.com/" target="_blank"><span style="font-weight: 400;">http://zstonish.com/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://twitter.com/zstonish" target="_blank"><span style="font-weight: 400;">https://twitter.com/zstonish</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://plus.google.com/+Zstonish" target="_blank"><span style="font-weight: 400;">https://plus.google.com/+Zstonish</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.youtube.com/user/zstonish" target="_blank"><span style="font-weight: 400;">https://www.youtube.com/user/zstonish</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.instagram.com/zstonish/" target="_blank"><span style="font-weight: 400;">https://www.instagram.com/zstonish/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.snapchat.com/add/zstonish" target="_blank"><span style="font-weight: 400;">https://www.snapchat.com/add/zstonish</span></a></p> <p><b>What What (In The Butt) Link as promised.</b></p> <p><a href="https://youtu.be/fbGkxcY7YFU" target="_blank"><span style="font-weight: 400;">https://youtu.be/fbGkxcY7YFU</span></a></p> <p><b>This week’s music spotlight is T.H.E. Honoroll with song “Drift Away” Featuring Pope Adrian Bless</b></p> <p><a href="https://soundcloud.com/honoroll/drift-away-feat-pope-adrian-bless" target="_blank"><span style="font-weight: 400;">https://soundcloud.com/honoroll/drift-away-feat-pope-adrian-bless</span></a></p> <p><b>Tags and Topics:</b></p> <p>Robert Mehling, Seth Glover, Emily Gheorghiu, Natasha Estes, Zac Tenneboe, Zstonish, Pave, Oscars, Prof, Dan Aykroyd, Hypnosis, Astral Projection, Jimmy Johns, YouTube, Jimmy Kimmel, Obama, Donald Trump, Austin Powers, Bernie Sanders, Captain Planet, Fallout 4, Jerry Seinfeld, DuckDuckGo, Siri, La La Land, Gladiator, Moonlight, Fences, Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Russell Crowe, American Gangster, Larry David, To Kill A Mockingbird, Atticus Finch, Jimmy Stewart, Catch Me If You Can, Cash Me Outside, Tom Hanks, Leonardo DiCaprio, Wolf of Wall Street, Walk Hard, Back to the Future, Princess Bride, SiouxperCon, Holes, Tim Burton, Johnny Depp, Blow, Saw, Across the Universe, Don’t Breathe, Candid Camera, Blockbuster, Corpse Bride, Nightmare Before Christmas, Hans Zimmer, Big Fish, Danny Elfman, Edward Scissorhands, Spoilers, Fight Club, Chuck Palahniuk, Dad Jokes, Comic Book Guy,  John Williams, Alan Silvestri, Cosmos, Passion of the Christ, Braveheart, Mel Gibson, Jim Caviezel, Person of Interest, Lost, Monk, Breaking Bad, mitochondria, Most Haunted, Case Files, Game of Thrones, HBO, American Dad, The Walking Dead, Fear The Walking Dead, Flat Earth, YouTube Rabbit Holes, Alex Jones, InfoWars, Argentina, Conspiracy Theories, Sam Kinison, X-Files, Star Trek The Next Generation, Aqua Marine, Knock Knock Jokes, Soulcrate, Prof, Icon, The District, Philando Castile, Pluto, NASA, Body Disposal, spaghettification, What What (In the Butt), Cards Against Humanity, Glory Hole, Chaos Reigns Podcast, Dominic Wieneke, Ari Show, Deathrot, T.H.E. 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Honoroll The District The Walking Dead Tim Burton To Kill A Mockingbird Tom Hanks Viola Davis Walk Hard What What (In the Butt) Wolf of Wall Street X-Files Youtube YouTube Rabbit Holes z*stonish Zac Tenneboe The Sioux Empire Podcast 1:13:26 yes This week the Sioux Empire Zoo Crew (Robert Mehling, Seth Glover, Emily Gheorghiu and Natasha Estes) fall into a hole of holes.  Holes.  Rob can’t stop saying holes.  Thankfully comedy hypnotist and magician Zstonish (Zac Tenneboe) was happy hypnotize ... This week the Sioux Empire Zoo Crew (Robert Mehling, Seth Glover, Emily Gheorghiu and Natasha Estes) fall into a hole of holes.  Holes.  Rob can’t stop saying holes.  Thankfully comedy hypnotist and magician Zstonish (Zac Tenneboe) was happy hypnotize Rob so that he could stop saying the word holes.  Join this eclectic cast as we […] *** Links to the 2017 SDPB Photo Albums http://dakotatoday.typepad.com/dakotatoday/2017/03/-links-to-the-2017-sdpb-photo-albums.html Dakota Today urn:uuid:372d2143-2473-be24-8b16-e880974e2c5d Fri, 03 Mar 2017 18:55:30 +0000 Lots of good photos from a lot of good South Dakota photographers in youth, amateur, and pro categories. Worth your time to look at all of them...even if that takes some time. And, believe it or not, it is a lot easier to find them in the list below than elsewhere. SDPB February Youth Album 2017 SDPB February Amateur Album... All 2017 Innovation, originality Links Media Photography SD Weather South Dakota South Dakota Good 2017 photograph SDPB SDPB Photo Albums South Dakota Douglas Wiken Douglas Wiken I'm South Of The Border, Down Mexico Way. http://theconstantcommoner.blogspot.com/2017/03/a-s-you-read-this-im-in-mexico-city.html THE CONSTANT COMMONER urn:uuid:fc6135c2-43b2-a8c2-fbdf-08f7e2478856 Thu, 02 Mar 2017 20:35:39 +0000 <span style="font-family: &quot;times&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif; font-size: x-large; font-weight: bold;">&nbsp; A</span><span style="font-family: inherit;"><b>s you read this I'm in Mexico City, soaking in the history and culture--and trying to get a sense of how the drama of our relationship with this country will affect us in South Dakota. &nbsp;</b>My <table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="float: left; margin-right: 1em; text-align: left;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.latinamericanpost.com/media/CACHE/images/uploads/20160326USmexico-trade/bf7aeb871009c6d5ef91fe7eceb26470.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" src="http://www.latinamericanpost.com/media/CACHE/images/uploads/20160326USmexico-trade/bf7aeb871009c6d5ef91fe7eceb26470.jpg" height="225" width="400" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><b><span style="font-size: small;">It's A Big Market</span><br /><span style="font-size: x-small;">And We Need The Business</span><br /><span style="font-size: xx-small;">(from Colombia Post)</span></b></td></tr></tbody></table>take on departure is that the rockiness of our association can only hurt where we'll feel it the most--in the pocketbook. &nbsp;Mexico, since the inception of NAFTA, has turned into an immense market for South Dakota during the past couple of decades, particularly when it comes to our agricultural production. I watched much of this happen during my years in local cattle production and marketing back in the '80s and '90s, but even as things were heating up on the free trade front back then, it hardly seemed realistic that we'd get to where we are now with our sales to Mexico. &nbsp;In 1995 <a href="http://www.livingroomcandidate.org/websites/cg96/trade28.htm" style="font-weight: bold;" target="_blank">total SD exports to Mexico amounted to&nbsp;</a>a virtually negligible $6 million. &nbsp;Mexico&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: inherit;">was then our 10th largest market. In 2015 that number </span><a href="http://www.usglc.org/southdakota/facts-figures/" style="font-family: inherit;" target="_blank"><b>swelled to $400 million</b></a><span style="font-family: inherit;"> as Mexico became our 2nd largest foreign market.&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="font-family: inherit;">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: &quot;times&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif; font-size: x-large; font-weight: bold;">T</span><span style="font-family: inherit;"><b>his broadly tracks the overall growth of American sales to Mexico, which jumped from $46 billion to $230 billion during the same period. &nbsp;</b>But that's where South Dakota's experience parts company with the United States as a whole. &nbsp;Where our national macro-experience has resulted in the much-derided but <b><a href="http://www.investopedia.com/articles/economics/08/trade-deficit-effects.asp" target="_blank">insufficiently understood </a>&nbsp;</b>(It's too simplistic to call them "bad" despite what politicians say.) trade deficit of $63 billion, South Dakota's experience with Mexican trade has resulted in a huge surplus. &nbsp;The U.S. Census Bureau calculates that South Dakota imports (in 2015) just $70 million of goods from Mexico, which gives us a state-surplus of well over $300 million. This sounds nice but isn't particularly reflective of anything other than the fact that we sell more to<table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="float: right; margin-left: 1em; text-align: right;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://i.ytimg.com/vi/yNM-h1Id7Pc/hqdefault.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" height="240" src="https://i.ytimg.com/vi/yNM-h1Id7Pc/hqdefault.jpg" width="320" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><b style="font-size: medium;">Closing Doors?</b><br /><span style="font-size: x-small;"><b>Bad Way To Relate</b></span></td></tr></tbody></table>Mexicans than we buy from them. &nbsp;What we need to focus on is the amount of our sales, not the net dollar differential in our trade. &nbsp;</span><br /><span style="font-family: inherit;">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: &quot;times&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif; font-size: x-large; font-weight: bold;">A</span><span style="font-family: inherit;"><b>nd that's where the more insidious problem resides. &nbsp;</b>If Mexico responds to our protective trade impulses with retaliatory trade measures of their own, we're off and running to a trade war, which could easily result in a serious slowdown of South Dakota's agricultural sales to Mexico. &nbsp;In the meantime, tariffed, goods that we buy from Mexico will get more expensive. &nbsp;Of such dynamics are international financial crises bred. &nbsp;That anybody thinks a scenario like that will get American workers back to the production lines because we'll all be "buying American" again is a poor reflection on our collective grasp of history. &nbsp;</span> John Tsitrian John Tsitrian Out-of-state spending restrictions die http://my605.com/pierrereview/?p=14163 Pure Pierre Politics urn:uuid:71f4b5ea-1d57-6615-c9f2-2747326daa77 Thu, 02 Mar 2017 19:39:18 +0000 Two panels of state senators defeated two pieces of legislation Wednesday that were intended to affect streams of political advertising money from outside South Dakota. The Senate Judiciary Committee killed HB 1200 from Rep. Mark Mickelson, R-Sioux Falls, that would have required listing the 50 largest donors to organizations and committees that spent $25,000 or more in [&#8230;] <p>Two panels of state senators defeated two pieces of legislation Wednesday that were intended to affect streams of political advertising money from outside South Dakota.</p> <p>The Senate Judiciary Committee killed <a href="http://sdlegislature.gov/Legislative_Session/Bills/Bill.aspx?Bill=1200&amp;Session=2017">HB 1200</a> from Rep. Mark Mickelson, R-Sioux Falls, that would have required listing the 50 largest donors to organizations and committees that spent $25,000 or more in a 12-month period on a ballot-measure campaign.</p> <p>The Senate State Affairs Committee tried to pass but then killed <a href="http://sdlegislature.gov/Legislative_Session/Bills/Bill.aspx?Bill=1074&amp;Session=2017">HB 1074</a> from Rep. Spencer Gosch, R-Glenham, that would have enacted a four-year limit of $100,000 from an out-of-state contributor to a ballot question committee.</p> <p>The House of Representatives previously had approved the two measures.</p> <p>Opposing the bills Wednesday were a combination of interest groups including electric utilities, South Dakota Chamber of Commerce, retailers, National Rifle Association, Americans for Prosperity, Family Heritage Alliance Action, National Association for Gun Rights and Foundation for Government Accountability.</p> SD Government Bob Mercer Bob Mercer Dick Howard: Wrapping up a career http://my605.com/pierrereview/?p=14160 Pure Pierre Politics urn:uuid:fc709d23-6e56-6f50-ce7d-38d82d7dd466 Thu, 02 Mar 2017 16:54:36 +0000 When his current contract with the South Dakota Association of Towns and Townships expires March 31, lobbyist Dick Howard of Pierre plans to call it a career. He turns 75 this year and he&#8217;s been coming to the Capitol for legislative sessions since 1973 when he worked for what then was the environmental protection department. [&#8230;] <p>When his current contract with the South Dakota Association of Towns and Townships expires March 31, lobbyist Dick Howard of Pierre plans to call it a career. He turns 75 this year and he&#8217;s been coming to the Capitol for legislative sessions since 1973 when he worked for what then was the environmental protection department. He rose through the department and later was appointed state secretary of transportation. He was the only witness to testify Thursday on <a href="http://sdlegislature.gov/Legislative_Session/Bills/Bill.aspx?Bill=23&amp;Session=2017">SB 23</a> that would allow SDDOT to make loans to local governments for roads and bridges under rules to be set by the state Transportation Commission. The bill is up for final passage by the House of Representatives Monday.</p> SD Government Bob Mercer Bob Mercer Did the anti-SB 94 calls work? http://my605.com/pierrereview/?p=14157 Pure Pierre Politics urn:uuid:5ef10630-e6a1-b896-3e5b-347e11886dd5 Wed, 01 Mar 2017 20:05:06 +0000 A New York, New York-based organization reports spending some money in South Dakota recently to urge state senators to vote against SB 94 sponsored by Sen. Lance Russell, R-Hot Springs. The group Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund filed an independent expenditure report stating it spent $4,416.25 on telephone calls asking legislators to oppose SB 94. The [&#8230;] <p>A New York, New York-based organization reports spending some money in South Dakota recently to urge state senators to vote against <a href="http://sdlegislature.gov/Legislative_Session/Bills/Bill.aspx?Session=2017&amp;Bill=94">SB 94</a> sponsored by Sen. Lance Russell, R-Hot Springs. The group Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund filed an independent expenditure report stating it spent $4,416.25 on telephone calls asking legislators to oppose SB 94. The senators were Republicans Terri Haverly of Rapid City, Blake Curd of Sioux Falls, Justin Cronin of Gettysburg, Kris Langer of Dell Rapids, Al Novstrup of Aberdeen, Jeff Partridge of Rapid City, Jim White of Huron and Jordan Youngberg of Madison. The Senate voted 27-7 to table, or kill, the legislation. It sought to repeal South Dakota&#8217;s law requiring people to obtain permits to carry concealed pistols. A similar measure is heading to the Senate from Rep. Lynne DiSanto, R-Rapid City, whose bill passed in the House.</p> SD Government Bob Mercer Bob Mercer The "Border Adjustment Tax" Is A Bad Deal For South Dakotans http://theconstantcommoner.blogspot.com/2017/02/the-border-adjustment-tax-is-bad-deal.html THE CONSTANT COMMONER urn:uuid:676cfd89-6282-30d9-2452-363735ee2356 Mon, 27 Feb 2017 16:38:53 +0000 &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;<span style="font-family: &quot;times&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif; font-size: x-large; font-weight: bold;">I</span><span style="font-family: inherit;"><b>t's arcane, complicated, wonkish and nearly indecipherable, but in the end it looks to me like the "border adjustment tax" that's being floated in D.C. these days is a bad deal for South <table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="float: left; margin-right: 1em; text-align: left;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://cdn20.patchcdn.com/users/22877253/20170127/112412/styles/T800x600/public/article_images/5453709684_1d5a88ede8_b-1485533398-8379.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" height="240" src="https://cdn20.patchcdn.com/users/22877253/20170127/112412/styles/T800x600/public/article_images/5453709684_1d5a88ede8_b-1485533398-8379.jpg" width="320" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><b><span style="font-size: small;">A Tax On Guacamole?</span><br /><span style="font-size: x-small;">What Next?</span><br /></b></td></tr></tbody></table>Dakotans. &nbsp;</b>It fails this state on two fronts and I hope our congressional delegation will put our interests ahead of their party's when they mull this proposal and make a decision on it. &nbsp;The <b><a href="http://www.marketwatch.com/story/house-border-adjustment-tax-would-raise-prices-for-consumers-new-york-fed-economist-says-2017-02-24" target="_blank">big-picture economic considerations</a></b> are certainly a factor, but in both the long- and short-runs, South Dakotans get hurt by this idea. &nbsp;</span><br /><span style="font-family: inherit;">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: &quot;times&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif; font-size: x-large; font-weight: bold;">T</span><span style="font-family: inherit;"><b>he first impact of this tax will be on us consumers. &nbsp;</b>The plan is to slap an immediate 20% tax on all foreign imports. That to me is crazy on the face of it because of who will take the hit. Attention Wal-Mart shoppers, you'll be feeling it in your wallet right away--and that goes for retail consumers across the board. It's little wonder that the National Retail Federation is <b><a href="https://nrf.com/news/border-adjustment-tax-would-cost-american-households-1700-first-year-alone" target="_blank">crying "foul"</a></b>&nbsp; over this proposal, claiming that it could cost the typical American family as much as $1700 hundred a year. &nbsp;Analyses that I've read consider that a stretch, but nobody disputes that consumers will be shelling out more money for the products they buy on a day-to-day basis. &nbsp;Every shopper in town knows that their households are loaded with imported food and other retail goods. &nbsp;For a state like South Dakota, where median incomes are <a href="http://www.southdakotadashboard.org/median-income#0-6692-g" target="_blank">slightly below</a>&nbsp;the national average while the cost of living is <b><a href="https://www.missourieconomy.org/indicators/cost_of_living/" target="_blank">slightly above it</a></b>, consumers will feel--if not entirely understand--the pain induced by this gratuitous tax on them.</span><br /><span style="font-family: inherit;">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: inherit;"><span style="font-family: Times, Times New Roman, serif; font-size: x-large; font-weight: bold;">M</span><span style="font-family: inherit;"><b>eantime, what about the long term effect of this tax on our state's ag industry? &nbsp;</b>First off,<table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="float: right; margin-left: 1em; text-align: right;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.motherjones.com/files/blog_border_adjustment_tax_distribution_0.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" src="http://www.motherjones.com/files/blog_border_adjustment_tax_distribution_0.jpg" height="178" width="400" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><b><span style="font-size: small;">Who Pays?</span><br /><span style="font-size: x-small;">Duh.</span><br /><span style="font-size: xx-small;">(graphic from UC Davis)</span></b></td></tr></tbody></table>the BAT,&nbsp;<b><a href="https://taxfoundation.org/exchange-rates-and-border-adjustment/" target="_blank">according to The Tax Foundation</a>,&nbsp;</b>"will have an impact on the U.S. Dollar, resulting in an increase in its value." The American Farm Bureau--<b><a href="https://www.dtnpf.com/agriculture/web/ag/news/world-policy/article/2017/02/24/farm-bureau-president-says-trump" target="_blank">already uneasy </a></b>about the Trump administration's immigration reform plan affecting the currently strained agricultural labor supply--said last week that it is "still studying" the adjustment tax and "wants to make sure it doesn't roll over into a trade situation and cause a trade war that would not be good for anyone in agriculture." &nbsp;I'm quite a bit less circumspect because an appreciating dollar has never been good for exporters in this country, ag producers or otherwise. &nbsp;Considering that it looks like the immediate reason for this proposal is to make up for revenues to be lost by the Trump administration's plan for cutting corporate income taxes, I'd say it's a bad deal. &nbsp;Long run <b><a href="http://www.factcheck.org/2017/02/border-adjustment-baloney/" target="_blank">projections by economists</a></b> believing that all will fall into place somewhere down the road don't convince me that the immediate dislocations are worth the risk of imposing this tax, which takes aim at the little guys first. &nbsp;</span></span> John Tsitrian John Tsitrian SEP059 – Rise of the Sioux Fallsians with Clinton Brown Part 2 http://www.thesiouxempire.com/clinton-brown-part-2/ The Sioux Empire Podcast urn:uuid:b8c119ea-c47e-fb76-16ba-b9759ebdebaa Sun, 26 Feb 2017 18:00:03 +0000 <p>This week The Sioux Empire Podcast crew (Robert Mehling, Seth Glover, Emily Gheorghiu, and, Natasha Estes) continue our audio journey with entrepreneurship Übermensch Clinton Brown.  We explore the origins of his company, The Bakery. Brown tells us some exciting tales of the life and times of a serial entrepreneur.  He also tells a great story […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.thesiouxempire.com/clinton-brown-part-2/">SEP059 – Rise of the Sioux Fallsians with Clinton Brown Part 2</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.thesiouxempire.com">TheSiouxEmpire.com</a>.</p> <p><iframe src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/309632960&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%" height="166" frameborder="no" scrolling="no"></iframe></p> <p>This week The Sioux Empire Podcast crew (Robert Mehling, Seth Glover, Emily Gheorghiu, and, Natasha Estes) continue our audio journey with entrepreneurship Übermensch Clinton Brown.  We explore the origins of his company, The Bakery. Brown tells us some exciting tales of the life and times of a serial entrepreneur.  He also tells a great story about why he is “psychologically unemployable.”  We also explore the real meaning of the word “Interesting” in South Dakotan.  This week’s local music spotlight is local artist Denham McDermott with the song “Something.”  This episode is sponsored by <a href="http://www.siouxpercon.com/" target="_blank">SiouxperCon 2017: The Sioux Empire Strikes Back.</a>  SiouxperCon is a fan convention celebrating several mediums: including comic books, anime, board games, video games, science fiction, and fantasy. A non-profit event, SiouxperCon is dedicated to promoting literacy and valuable life skills in an inclusive and friendly environment. Net proceeds from the convention will benefit REACH Literacy and the JY6 Foundation.  The Sioux Empire Podcast tried to write Clinton Brown up with HR, but he refused to sign the acknowledgment.</p> <p><strong>Clinton Brown and The Bakery of Sioux Falls</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.thebakerysf.com/" target="_blank"><span style="font-weight: 400;">http://www.thebakerysf.com/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.facebook.com/thebakerysf/" target="_blank"><span style="font-weight: 400;">https://www.facebook.com/thebakerysf/</span></a></p> <p><strong>Denham McDermott</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.denham-music.com/" target="_blank"><span style="font-weight: 400;">http://www.denham-music.com/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.facebook.com/thatsouthdakotarapper/" target="_blank"><span style="font-weight: 400;">https://www.facebook.com/thatsouthdakotarapper/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://soundcloud.com/denham_music" target="_blank"><span style="font-weight: 400;">https://soundcloud.com/denham_music</span></a></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Tags and Topics:</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Robert Mehling, Seth Glover, Emily Gheorghiu, Natasha Estes, The Bakery, Clinton Brown, Small Business, Entrepreneurship, Subway, Zach DeBoer, Travis Nye, Magic, Chicago, Santa Fe New Mexico, Albuquerque, Exposure Gallery &amp; Studios, Bad Haircut Productions, Kettlebells, Sioux Falls, Edgewood New Mexico, Pierre, Huron, Brothers, Partnerships, Affiliate Marketing, Lauren Forsch, South by Southwest, Burt&#8217;s Bees, Intrinsically motivated, ADHD, South Dakota “Interesting”, Brian Rand, Art, Food Truck Friday, Total Drag, The White Wall Sessions, Automation, Truck Drivers, Silos, Queen City Bakery, Meso, Avera, Cancer, Emily Whoever,  Alternative Facts, Clustertruck, Steam, Denham McDermott</span></p> <p><a href="http://www.thesiouxempire.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/2000px-Parental_Advisory_label.svg_.png"><img class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-673" src="http://www.thesiouxempire.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/2000px-Parental_Advisory_label.svg_-300x191.png" alt="Parental Advisory" width="300" height="191" srcset="http://www.thesiouxempire.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/2000px-Parental_Advisory_label.svg_-300x191.png 300w, http://www.thesiouxempire.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/2000px-Parental_Advisory_label.svg_-768x488.png 768w, http://www.thesiouxempire.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/2000px-Parental_Advisory_label.svg_-1024x650.png 1024w, http://www.thesiouxempire.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/2000px-Parental_Advisory_label.svg_-900x572.png 900w, http://www.thesiouxempire.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/2000px-Parental_Advisory_label.svg_-551x350.png 551w, http://www.thesiouxempire.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/2000px-Parental_Advisory_label.svg_-100x64.png 100w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" /></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.thesiouxempire.com/clinton-brown-part-2/">SEP059 &#8211; Rise of the Sioux Fallsians with Clinton Brown Part 2</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.thesiouxempire.com">TheSiouxEmpire.com</a>.</p> Agriculture Art Business Comedy Crime Education Events History Movies Music Opinion Outdoors Podcast Politics Pop Culture Sioux Falls South Dakota Technology TheSiouxEmpire.com Top Stories Travel US World ADHD Affiliate Marketing Albuquerque Alternative Facts art Automation Avera Bad Haircut Productions Brian Rand Brothers Burt's Bees Cancer Chicago Clinton Brown Clustertruck Denham McDermott Edgewood New Mexico Emily Gheorghiu Emily Whoever Entrepreneurship Exposure Gallery & Studios Food Truck Friday Huron Intrinsically motivated Kettlebells Lauren Forsch Magic Meso Natasha Estes Partnerships Pierre Queen City Bakery Robert Mehling Santa Fe New Mexico Seth Glover Silos Small Business South by Southwest South Dakota “Interesting” Steam subway The Bakery The White Wall Sessions Total Drag Travis Nye Truck Drivers Zach DeBoer The Sioux Empire Podcast 1:32:50 yes This week The Sioux Empire Podcast crew (Robert Mehling, Seth Glover, Emily Gheorghiu, and, Natasha Estes) continue our audio journey with entrepreneurship Übermensch Clinton Brown.  We explore the origins of his company, The Bakery. This week The Sioux Empire Podcast crew (Robert Mehling, Seth Glover, Emily Gheorghiu, and, Natasha Estes) continue our audio journey with entrepreneurship Übermensch Clinton Brown.  We explore the origins of his company, The Bakery. Brown tells us some exciting tales of the life and times of a serial entrepreneur.  He also tells a great story […] ***Carolyn Ann Johnson 1938-2016 http://dakotatoday.typepad.com/dakotatoday/2017/02/carolyn-ann-johnson-1938-2016.html Dakota Today urn:uuid:576c3e6b-5d9f-f45c-c1e2-8ae3a7c54a07 Sun, 26 Feb 2017 17:58:25 +0000 In October 2016, an old friend, James A. Johnson, died after being in a nursing home and hospital for some time. I intended to send a memorial and contacted his wife Carolyn Ann Johnson by phone a day or two after Jim's memorial service. She was not feeling well and had gotten sick the night of the memorial. I called... 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