By Gary Dickson, Hokum Gazette Political Writer JEFFERSON, SD — South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem has been making sure she stays in the media spotlight even though her friend and mentor, President Donald Trump has lost the 2020 presidential election to former Vice President Joseph Biden. Many media pundits as well social media commentators have been wondering what the governor plans to do now that … Continue reading Noem pulls out all stops, and some cadavers to defend her pal Trump. But evidence missing.
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?
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
United States Senator Mike Rounds, R-SD said he is, “. . . heartbroken and crushed” that no colleges in South Dakota are interested in storing his papers in any archive or library. Continue reading Nobody Wants Mike Rounds’ Papers
Please. Tell me if you’ve heard this one before. But I doubt that you have, so . . . nevermind. Anyway, I figured the headline was the best way to introduce a blog post about fear and confusion during the initial job interview. What do I know about jobs and job interviews? Quite a bit, as it turns out. I’ve had plenty of jobs in different … Continue reading A Wart, a Booger, and a Prefrontal Cortex Walk Into a Bar . . .
The other day I got asked two questions — both which are related to living in the Sioux City, Iowa area. The first question was one I commonly get from people who I’ve recently met: “What brought you to Sioux City?” A fair question. The person was making conversation and wanted to know a little bit about me. The second question came from an … Continue reading It’s Not As Bad As It Smells
Failure will never overtake me as long as my determination to blame others for my shortcomings and hopeless situations remains strong and steadfast. — Gary Dickson Continue reading Pondering and Wandering: Failure vs. Determination
Sometimes we have a guest speaker – usually someone who we think exemplifies our humdrum ideals, who is really mediocre and who might know a simple joke or two. Continue reading Finally. An Organization for the Intellectually Average.