Thursday, September 21, 2017

DiSanto steps in dog shit, could smear SDGOP with it

Earth hater Lynne DiSanto has just shown her true colors to her Rapid City constituents.

Her employer has dropped her, so has Women Against Violence.

Recall DiSanto supported the actions of the sleeper cell of armed christianic militants who held a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon. While she is representative of Republicans throughout West River the South Dakota Republican Party won't tolerate losing the seat to a Democrat.

Expect her to vacate the District 35 state house seat she holds so Denny Daugaard can appoint a replacement for the upcoming 2018 legislative session who is at least as offensive and to appeal to the lowest Republican common denominator during the 2018 election cycle.

Bo Sistak has announced his intention to run for the seat. This blog is assisting his efforts to drive an agenda to make Rapid City a better place.

A Democrat is nearly ready to announce a run for the District 31 senate seat now held by Bob Ewing.

Watch this space.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Air Force schedules another round of albedo modification over PRTC

The photo above features a C-130H sprayer based at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho.

As South Dakota's senior US Senator chortles over the Trump Organization's plan to spend at least $500,000,000 on each new B-21 bomber and nearly three quarters of a $TRILLION on a proposed Defense Department budget instead of really making America great again, US Air Force officials have scheduled another round of aerial exercises over the Powder River Training Complex.

Included in the war games are sprayers that disperse chemicals formulated to reduce the effects of climate warming.

In the name of albedo modification the Air Force routinely sprays a cocktail of silver iodide, lead iodide, aluminum oxide, barium, frozen carbon dioxide, common salt, water and soot from burning hazardous waste in pits at US Air Force bases including those at Ellsworth AFB near Rapid City, South Dakota into the atmosphere over the ocean and above parts of at least four states.

Chemtrails have been observed by the public and by general aviation pilots in the expanded practice bombing range.

General aviation, private pilots, climate watchers, even some Republican landowners and ranchers are concerned the exercises could exacerbate drought conditions that persist in a region where dried grasses are causing extreme fire danger.

Ellsworth AFB is home to a Superfund site so are Malmstrom AFB, Montana; Minot AFB, North Dakota and FE Warren AFB, Wyoming. All participate during the so-called "Combat Raider" deployments.

C-130H aerial sprayers have recently been deployed to spread chemicals over low-income areas of Houston after Hurricane Harvey.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Democrats in New Mexico and elsewhere blazing toward legalization

U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham of Albuquerque, the leading fund raiser in the New Mexico gubernatorial Democratic primary, sees a green future for the state.
“I am committed to working with the Legislature to move towards legalizing recreational cannabis in a way that improves public safety, boosts state revenues, and allows for New Mexico businesses to grow into this new market.” Lujan Grisham, a former state health secretary, said, “I am proud to have presided over and supported the successful roll out of New Mexico’s medical cannabis program.” [Santa Fe New Mexican]
Democrats are saying as much as $400 million raised in the first year could be going for education and transportation fixes.

Former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson lives in Taos and has said he buys cannabis in Trinidad, Colorado.

Under term-limited Governor Susana Martinez New Mexico unemployment rates are the worst in the United States while enrollment in New Mexico's therapeutic cannabis program has soared above the 40,000 member threshold.

New Mexico's therapeutic cannabis program is covered by the state's workers' compensation statutes.
So, legalization initiatives have a clear Democratic benefit. Democratic-leaning voters, who otherwise might have stayed home, could turn out to vote on marijuana reform. Some may leave other parts of the ballot blank, but Democrats could see a meaningful benefit overall. In a race that is close, a few thousand votes here or there could force an incumbent Republican Senator to pack up his office or shift a state’s electoral votes from red to blue. [Brookings Institution]
Democrats Lujan Grisham, Jeff Apodaca, Peter DeBenedittis, Joseph Cervantes are expected to run in next year's primary to replace Martinez. They all laud the state's cannabis initiative.
Apodaca’s father, former governor Jerry Apodaca, was governor when New Mexico became the first state to legislate the medical use of cannabis in 1978 through Controlled Substances Therapeutic Research Act. But Apodaca says cannabis could be more than a driver of jobs: It could also be an area where New Mexico’s universities lead other states in research and development. “If they can create 34 different strains of green chiles, are you telling me we can’t lead the world, the country, in [cannabis] research from our university?” [Santa Fe Reporter]
Revenues from therapeutic cannabis in New Mexico during the first quarter of 2017 reached $19 million, an 86 percent increase over the first quarter of 2016. Total receipts for 2017 are projected to exceed $83.5 million.

Legal cannabis has become a favorite in Minnesota's Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party gubernatorial primary, too. Even so-called 'moderate Democrats' are on board.

Democrats in Montana's legislature want better testing for contaminants in cannabis to better serve that state's 18,953 registered therapeutic cannabis patients and 616 providers.

In Nevada, Tribal Cannabis Consulting has established cannabis compacts with Gov. Brian Sandoval’s office and the Yerington Paiute, Ely Shoshone and Pyramid Lake Paiute tribes.

And in California tribal nations want compacts with the state.
“Just like gaming, it’s our sovereign right to get into this industry without compromising our rights,” said Blue Quisquis, President of Emerald Enterprise and Sapphire MJ Solutions, who has an extensive background in gaming operations and is now helping tribes enter into the cannabis market. “We organized C-NACA to build tribal support and to educate our fellow tribes about all aspects of the industry." [Indian Country Today]
Democrats are keenly aware that to energize millennials and a jaded base radical times call for sensible approaches to reforms of civil liberties for all adults even if it means enduring some feces-throwing from the earth hater Big Food, Big Booze, Big Pharma, NFL set.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Mercer suffering lapses in judgement

For some reason Bob Mercer felt compelled to tell readers in an op/ed he's an objective journalist but in a bizarre reference he completely contradicts himself.
I purposely don’t register to vote, because I don’t want to be tempted to vote, at least not while I’m still a newspaper reporter. The affair Bill Clinton later had, as president, in the White House, sealed that question. I never trusted [Hillary Clinton] again. [Bob Mercer]
Mercer is the only reporter covering South Dakota state government full time; and, he's a member of the Church of the Holy Roman Kiddie Diddlers.

The history of the Roman Church in the New World is fraught with crimes committed by clergy from Columbus in 1492 and Spanish colonialism to Sioux Falls, South Dakota and Santa Fe, New Mexico in 2017.
The standards of Jesus Christ, to treat others with respect and dignity and to care for one another as Christ has loved us. I'm not exactly sure what you want me to say, other than we expect appropriate behavior by all priests, all employees of the church, all lay people who act in the name of the church. [Sioux Falls cleric, Paul Swain, How The Diocese Handled Sexual Harassment Allegations]
Jesus of Nazareth cavorted with prostitutes and had multiple dalliances with other men. Jesus Christ is a myth created in Roman Judaea as a means to weaken the grip of an empire in the eastern Mediterranean and to counter the rise of middle Eastern traditions.
In a step toward accountability long demanded by survivors of sexual abuse at the of hands Roman Catholic clergy, the Archdiocese of Santa Fe on Tuesday released a list of 74 priests, deacons and brothers who it says have been credibly accused of sexual misconduct over the last several decades. [Santa Fe New Mexican]
The sale of Blue Cloud Abbey near Watertown sought to pay for years of sex abuse at the hands of catholic clergy covered up by South Dakota's legislature while it was taking millions in federal dollars, violating the Indian Child Welfare Act and flouting the Bad Man Clause.

A Google search found exactly zero articles where Bob Mercer covered clergy crimes or the Church's lobbying power in Pierre and the legislature. In fact, in one story he praised a lawmaker who covered up clergy crimes and sponsored legislation for earth haters who were his benefactors. Bob can't come right out and say the town is awash in corruption because he's been told he and his family are in danger if he does. If he implicates a player he knows he will lose his access.

Mercer is in his late fifties and like Brock Greenfield he's immune from the facts and suffering from multiple health issues that have not only curtailed his coverage of the news but have apparently clouded his judgement.

Maybe it's time he admits he's part of the vast wrong-wing conspiracy, leaves the news business, prays the Rosary and simply forgets the truth about his church.