Gov. Noem thinks it would be an excellent idea if South Dakota’s school children could start thinking more like her. In other words, Noem wants them to be taught magical thinking as part of their fourth-grade curriculum. Continue reading 4th graders to learn magical thinking next year.
Today, marchers and protesters assembled in front of the World’s Only Corn Palace in Mitchell to make their voices heard about South Dakota’s coronavirus lockdown decree. The protesters said they were going to try to prevent the state lawmakers from getting into the building and conducting the legislative session. Continue reading Angry Marchers Converge On Mitchell’s Corn Palace To Protest Coronavirus Lockdown
We’re individuals. We’re rugged individuals. We wear slabs of meat and drape ourselves with sausage that’s probably made out of somebody’s neighbors the butcher didn’t care for. And we LIKE IT!” Continue reading South Dakota Governor Supports Meat Packing Industry By Wearing Raw Hamburger Hat
We certainly do live in interesting times.
What appears to be a majority of Americans are willing to follow guidelines and orders from their state’s governors or city’s mayors to shelter at home, to not gather in groups larger than 10 people, to close non-essential businesses, to close schools, etc. so they won’t get infected with or infect others with the Coronavirus aka covid-19.
However, since this is the United States of America, there are a vocal, active minority who chafe at such government directives and stubbornly refuse to follow the guidelines, complaining that they are an infringement upon their rights and liberties — even though there appears to be plenty of scientific evidence for the effectiveness of adhering to such rules. South Dakota appears to be blessed with its share of these folks with fatal wishes.
This reminds me of a story that was told to me. I think it’s especially appropriate to times like these. Continue reading Attention Minimizers and Refuseniks: Here’s an Uplifting Tale of Woe and Intrigue.
The governor, a clear-eyed woman from Hamlin County, said she figured there was no better way of helping people to socially distance themselves than to be able to drive faster to get away from others. And in the case of the two interstates – a whole lot faster! She also said it didn’t bother much that school zone speed limits would be eliminated. Gnome said she thought the lives saved through social distancing would be far more than the number of children who would be injured or killed by speeding cars near schools. All in all, it was a good trade-off for citizens to get some peace of mind, she said. Continue reading SD Speed Limits To Be Raised In Order To Enhance Social Distancing; Build-It-Yourself Coronavirus Test Kits Available By Mail Order
By G. L. Dickson, P & W Health Scout PIERRE, SD – In a response to the burgeoning possibility faced by the state’s executive office and certain legislators as well as key political benefactors of becoming infected with Covid-19 (the Coronavirus), South Dakota Governor Krispie Gnome today announced she has formed a special committee to advise her and her relatives about dealing with the spread … Continue reading Governor Appoints Coronavirus Wrangling Posse, South Dakota At ‘Itsy-Bitsy Risk’, She Says
It was known as the Grand Horned Bunny Experiment, and nobody but a couple of animal biologists from the University of Wyoming expected it to work. Continue reading When Jackalopes Came To South Dakota
First marriage between a man and a sheep – March 24, 1902 A Hollander by the name of Harm Harmelink (top photo, riding horse) and a purebred Ramboulet ewe named Violet (bottom photo) tied the knot in rural northern Butte County. It is said that Mr. Harmelink,46, who was technically an East Friesian, had been distraught the previous fall, as he was the only one … Continue reading Obscure Facts About South Dakota & Thereabouts: First in a series
By Gary Dickson Geography Correspondent BROOKINGS, SD – A recent study conducted by a professor from South Dakota State University found that 74 percent of Sioux Falls adults were unaware that South Dakota encompassed anything beyond 25 miles from Sioux Falls’ borders. And, as shocking as these results were, 46 percent of adults 24 and older thought they were a suburb of Minneapolis! The research was … Continue reading Study Shows Most Sioux Falls Residents Unaware Rest of State Exists
By Gary Dickson P & W Business Editor SIOUX FALLS, SD – South Dakota wants to clarify something when it comes to having people move to our beautiful state. We really don’t want you here. We’re not kidding. Go away. We don’t want former residents who are homesick for the Rushmore State to return. Really, don’t bother. We don’t want you. Especially if you have … Continue reading Scram! South Dakota Doesn’t Want You Here