7 Senate Democrats had the good sense to dodge a political attack ad nightmare when Debo Adegbile was defeated to be the next Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division. What is remarkable is that only 7 Democrats voted no. Too bad for Harry Reid he can’t count to 50.
A bill to repeal the death penalty in South Dakota was killed in the House State Affairs Committee today. Republican Rep. Steve Hickey, along with Senate co-sponsor Democrat Senator Billie Sutton, offered HB 1183 to repeal the death penalty in South Dakota, leaving only life imprisonment as the maximum sentence for convicted murderers. The bill was killed on a 7-6 vote.
There's a busy day ahead in the South Dakota Legislature today. These are some of the most noteworthy bills being considered today. Perhaps the single most potentially impactful and important one today is HB 1183, an attempt to repeal the death penalty in South Dakota. As I have pointed out numerous times before, there are many reasons to keep the death penalty in place, and absolutely zero good ones to get rid of it.
Last week, HB 1228 was considered in the South Dakota House. The purpose of the bill was to "repeal the prohibition against carrying permitted concealed weapons in the state capitol." The arguments for and against became pretty interesting, especially when the prime intent of the bill was "hijacked."
On 02-12-2014 at 11:10 pm the suspect, Skye Burnham-Endicott, trespassed on the property where Tayloni and Layla's mother was living and violently assaulted the mother at her home in Rapid City, SD. Following the assault, Skye took the children from their home. Skye has no custodial rights to the children and threatened to kill the children and made suicidal threats.
A bill to prohibit registered sex offenders from loitering in certain places was approved by the South Dakota Senate Judiciary Committee today. SB 125 seeks to add public libraries to the places registered sex offenders are prohibited from loitering in.
These are bills of interest which are scheduled to be considered in the South Dakota Legislature today. They include bills dealing with child molestation, protecting the public from sex offenders, animal welfare, tobacco regulation, and Common Core/education standards, Article V Constitutional Convention bills, and a bill to allow "independents" to sign petitions in a primary election.
These are some of the more interesting and controversial bills which will be considered in the South Dakota Legislature today. In HB 1117, we have a bill to restrict the posting of Gun Free Zone signs in public buildings (perhaps because they are akin to slapping a "kick me" sign on your back...or worse yet, a "shoot me" sign). Also being considered is a term limits bill, and a bill to provide taxpayer funded health care to pregnant illegal aliens.
Details are emerging about a disturbing police raid in Des Moines, Iowa recently where property was destroyed and police entered heavily armed and unannounced. From police comments, it appears the aggressive approach was because police knew that one occupant was a registered gun owner through his gun registration.
If the House passes an immigration reform bill before November, the Republicans can write off the 2014 election. It will be over. The GOP will lose its chance to win control of the Senate and may, in fact, lose control of the House, because conservative republicans -- and independents -- will stay home in utter disgust.Next Page »
"We don't intend to turn the Republican Party over to the traitors in the battle just ended. We will have no more of those candidates who are pledged to the same goals as our opposition and who seek our support. Turning the party over to the so-called moderates wouldn't make any sense at all." - Ronald Reagan, Nov. 10, 1964