Saturday, October 5, 2013

South Dakota's GOP governor grovelling for disaster declaration...again

How can you make this shit up?

Candidate Dennis Daugaard drew gasps from a State Fair audience in 2010 when he said: “I am skeptical about the science that suggests global warming is man-caused or can be corrected by man-made efforts."
Remember, too, that these utilities are not Google or Facebook. They are not accustomed to a state of constant market turmoil and reinvention. This is a venerable old boys network, working very comfortably within a business model that has been around, virtually unchanged, for a century.--David Roberts at Grist
South Dakota's earth hater governor, Dennis Daugaard is on the phone grovelling before President Obama for a disaster declaration again. GOP hypocrisy seems endless: like wiping yer ass with a hula hoop.

We all know how Kristi Noem got to Congress.

South Dakota's earth hater governor wants government assistance according to the Sioux City Journal:
Gov. Dennis Daugaard has asked the Federal Emergency Management Agency for a preliminary assessment of damages the recent ice storm caused to public and nonprofit property in southeastern South Dakota. Daugaard says damage to rural electric cooperatives and the removal of fallen tree limbs and power lines will likely be a significant part of the cost.
So, this is how red states finance infrastructure improvements. Expect the same swindle next year.



From the Rapid City Journal:
The request covers 28 counties where preliminary assessments show more than $7.1 million in damage to roads, culverts, bridges and other public infrastructure. The governor in his letter to President Barack Obama says soil in many parts of the state already was saturated before getting hit with winter snowfall ranging from 50 to 100 inches.
South Dakota earth hater legislator, Rep. Charlie Hoffman, whose operation received subsidies: "Obama just does not get it. Cut Sir Cut, not Tax!"

Rabid ape, Stace Nelson, who enjoys federal benefits after a career as a soldier of fortune and wants President Obama impeached: "Add up every dime feds take, deduct fed responsibilities, taxpayers getting back own money."

From KSFY:
Agriculture Secretary Walt Bones said the department is asking those affected by the drought what they could the department could better. Bones says many farmers have developed a safety net for drought conditions but livestock ranchers don't have the same assistance.
What a fucking surprise.

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