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.
I was fairly certain the people who voted for him in 2016 would wake up and get smart about this guy. They’d figure out how much he’d lied, how he led them down the path to financial ruin. That the U.S. had become the laughing stock in international circles. For sure they’d see how Trump and his family were profiting financially from him being in office. Continue reading Why Be Normal?
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 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.
At its regular quarterly meeting on Tuesday, the South Dakota Medical Forum named current governor, Krispie Gnome as the dumbest governor in state history. The medical group also handed out one other special award to Rep. Chris Karr, R-Sioux Falls naming him the winner of the first-ever Heinrich Himmler Personification of Evil Award. Continue reading Physician Board Determines Gnome Dumbest Governor; Gives Rep. Chris Karr First-Ever Heinrich Himmler Award
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
But perhaps the most shocking action to come out of Wednesday’s meeting was the lawmakers getting their own, custom-designed biohazard coverings. As seen in the photo, the outfits were all quite colorful and included special nose protectors, a heavy colored paint-like substance to cover their faces, and colorful hair, hand, and feet coverings. Continue reading Lawmakers & Gov Hold Closed Confab On COVID-19 Fears; Get New Biohazard Duds
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
Myron Floren Was Known As “El Loco With A Squeezebox” When Attending Augustana College You may have known him best from seeing the handsome, wavy-haired man play tunes like “Lady of Spain” and “Beer Barrel Polka” on television’s Lawrence Welk Show. But what you may not have known was that the “Happy Norwegian” as fellow Dakotan Welk dubbed him, had a rowdier side to him … Continue reading Obscure Facts About South Dakota & Thereabouts — [A series]
“Well, I’m here to tell you, that the buck stops in Kansas, not in South Dakota! So yesterday, or maybe it was the day before . . . anyway, recently I informed my Secretary of Health, Kim Balsam – Rotisserie that we needed to alert all the local health offices about watching for people who’ve contracted the disease through their computers, TV sets, cell phones, land lines, ham radios, and car radios. She’s sending out letters via overnight mail – not using email, of course, ‘cause it might be infected. Continue reading Governor Aims To Stop Spread of Coronavirus Through Phone Lines, ISPs, and Satellite Signals