Category: Rapid City

Fast-food Government: GOP’s Obamacare Repeal Debacle

Fast-food Government: GOP’s Obamacare Repeal Debacle

Anybody who even occasionally gets take-out from any fast food chain will immediately get that story, because about a third of the time you don’t get what you order, even if the ticket is correct and they repeat it back to you. What’s more, when you discover the order isn’t correct – often after you arrive at home – you drive back and go in to get the order corrected, and are typically met with either a mild disinterest or outright hostility.

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Good, Bad, Ugly, Mar. 10-16

Good, Bad, Ugly, Mar. 10-16

This weeks’ Good, Bad and Ugly brings us a look at some modest spending cuts in some of the right places, as well as a sellout of the American people when it comes to repealing ObamaCare.

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USMC Ho-Chunk Warrior Fought in Vietnam’s Battle of Foxtrot Ridge

USMC Ho-Chunk Warrior Fought in Vietnam’s Battle of Foxtrot Ridge

“I have been in the bush for more than six months” writes Ho-Chunk US Marine Alan B. Walker of Rapid City who fought in the vicious Battle of Foxtrot Ridge, two miles from the Khe Sanh Combat Base, during the Vietnam War. He will talk on Saturday March 11 at Ellsworth Air Force Base’s South Dakota Air and Space Museum, starting at 9 a.m, a free family event sponsored by the Black Hills Veterans Writing Group.

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South Dakota Senator Lance Russell

Senators Russell, Jensen on Vehicle Bills, Gov. Daugaard Schmoozing, Strongarming Legislature

During the legislative crackerbarrel meeting in Rapid City yesterday, South Dakota Senators Lance Russell and Phil Jensen discussed how the RINO leadership of the legislature uses “vehicle bills” that are voted on with no significant language and later have significant language inserted into them shortly before final approval. They also discuss how Governor Dennis Daugaard brings the RINO leadership to his mansion for dinner, schmoozing them and strongarming if necessary to get the leadership to implement his agenda in the legislature.

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South Dakota Rep. Julie Frye-Mueller

Science a Hot Topic at Rapid City Legislative Crackerbarrel Meeting

During the legislative crackerbarrel meeting in Rapid City yesterday, South Dakota Rep. Julie Frye-Mueller brought up SB 55 which had been intended to allow teachers to discuss all sides of scientific inquiry which are aligned with the educational content standards already outlined in law. The bill passed the South Dakota Senate on Jan. 25, but was killed in the “Republican” supermajority House Education Committee three days ago.

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South Dakota Rep. Julie Frye-Mueller

Video: SD Rep. Julie Frye-Mueller at Rapid City Legislative Crackerbarrel Meeting

South Dakota Rep. Julie Frye-Mueller was one of the featured speakers at the legislative crackerbarrel meeting in Rapid City today. Frye-Mueller discussed the bill HB 1157 which is the the agriculture future development subfund to provide funding for the State Animal Disease Research and Diagnostic Laboratory.

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South Dakota Senator Lance Russell

Video: SD Senator Lance Russell at the Legislative Crackerbarrel Meeting.

The latest legislative crackerbarrel meeting in Rapid City was held at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology this morning. There were again two separate meetings today, one hosted by the Rapid City Chamber of Commerce and another hosted by the SDSMT College Republicans; the former had a format of written questions submitted to the legislators, and the latter allowed audience members to ask questions directly of the legislators.

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South Dakota Rep. Chip Campbell

Video: Legislative Crackerbarrel Discussion of HB 1157

During the legislative crackerbarrel meeting in Rapid City this morning, South Dakota Rep. Chip Campbell brought up HB 1157 which is the the agriculture future development subfund to provide funding for the State Animal Disease Research and Diagnostic Laboratory.

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No Room for Christianity in the Trump Administration

No Room for Christianity in the Trump Administration

The comments made by Vice President Mike Pence to Leftist “reporter” George Stephanopoulos last weekend (see the video) represent an apparent dichotomy that should, at a minimum, gravely concern conservatives and Christians, if not directly outrage them.

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Video: Discussion of Legislative Repeal of South Dakota’s IM 22

Video: Discussion of Legislative Repeal of South Dakota’s IM 22

During the legislative crackerbarrel meeting in Rapid City today, there was some protracted discussion between the audience and South Dakota Rep. Chip Campbell, Rep. Juile Frye-Mueller and Senator Lance Russell regarding the legislature’s efforts to repeal Initiated Measure 22 which was passed by the voters of South Dakota last November.

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