Sunday, May 14, 2017

FSST, Hagen cannabis trial soft target for Jackley

Recall officials of the Flandreau Santee Sioux Nation advanced their cannabis initiative after an Iowa casino on the border cut into the tribe's gaming business. Iowa's earth hater governor just signed a therapeutic cannabis bill into law.
Dana Ferguson, who covers politics and state government, received a subpoena Monday ordering her to appear at the Moody County trial of Eric Hagen, a consultant who helped the tribe set up a marijuana growing facility. [Sioux Falls Argus Leader]
All of a sudden it's pretty clear why Republican Governor Dennis Daugaard supported more gambling at the FSST casino. The State of South Dakota receives revenue from FSST through a compact with the nation.
The tribe filed a lawsuit against the state in federal court challenging the state’s interpretation that contractors working on an expansion of the Royal River Casino are required to pay contractors excise tax to the state. The lawsuit alleges that the state’s imposition of the tax “subjects the tribe to an intrusion into tribal sovereignty within its reservation.” The state has comprehensive tax collection agreements with Standing Rock, Cheyenne River, Crow Creek, Rosebud and Oglala Sioux Tribes, as well as limited agreements with the Yankton Sioux Tribe and the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate. [Sioux Falls Argus Leader]
This is simply more evidence that every media outlet in South Dakota is a mouthpiece for the SDGOP.

Bill Janklow's idea of public broadcasting can't cover Pierre effectively because its funding is reliant on the South Dakota Republican Party, the Associated Press can't do it because they've been neutered so has the Sioux Falls Argus Leader. South Dakota's teevee stations are bound to Republican advertisers and nobody reads college publications.

Ferguson will testify because the South Dakota Newspaper Asssociation is powerless to do anything to protect its membership.

Marty Jackley is a recipient of campaign contributions from Big Pharma and Big Booze, has mounted an uphill race for governor and would stoop to anything, including the falsification of drug screens, to look tough on crime. FSST and Eric Hagen are simply soft targets for Jackley.

The hypocrisy of Jackley and the SDGOP is boundless. Jackley is a white supremacist bent on keeping tribes repressed. $20 says the State of South Dakota has paid off tribal officials to resist cannabis grow ops.

It's time to test South Dakota's jurisdiction over nations where cannabis is legal and for tribal medical professionals to establish clinics that perform abortions on these non-contiguous parcels as islands of health care that supersede state law.

South Dakota truly is the Land of Infinite Vitiation.

Cops' lives suck. Little wonder they abuse their families, alcohol, drugs, food, power, detainees and even occasionally murder their wives.


Duffer said...

Watched those events unfold - Jackley slid in there and apparently leveled threats - and the Tribe folded like a cheap suit.

My thinking was the correct response should have been: See you in court.

The entrepreneurs from CO ended up there anyway - why not play offense rather than defense? Am I missing something?

larry kurtz said...

FSST and the State have a long history of lawsuits. It looks like the State would have pulled out of the gaming compact if the grow/op succeeded.

larry kurtz said...

Update, 23 May, 0723 MDT.

larry kurtz said...

Hagen was acquitted on all counts!

Duffer said...

I'd guess Hagens lawyer will advise him to walk away . . . . . but one would have to reasonably consider that there should be some avenue available to smack-down a prosecutor with these types of motivations. I know . . . . it happens every day. Who is Jackleys' mentor - or is he free-range?

It would also seem reasonable that - during the coming gubernatorial campaign - responsible journalists and the voting public should ask Jackley if he actually has a vision for the future of the state's economic and social vitality - as opposed to merely insuring the swiftness and severity of arrests and prosecutions in all facets of our lives. The Fascist approach . . . . . that all you got boy?

Then again . . . . what is the alternative? Noem? That conversation could go on for a while

larry kurtz said...

Hagen wants to run for office. Our back channel discussion includes Jackley dropping out and Matt Michels stepping up. Your thoughts on that?

Duffer said...

Hmm. One would think they'd want to avoid the major clash scenario - rather than just change horses. I never think it's a good idea to put LE people in positions of power; but that's a hell of a reason to prefer any of these alternatives.

larry kurtz said...

Jackley certainly has the dirt on every living soul in the state. A few leaks about Noem's dalliances could make the difference in a primary where he's outfinanced by a factor of ten.

Duffer said...

South Duck gets its own version of Sarah Palin . . .

larry kurtz said...

In my view, Betty Olson is South Dakota's version of Sarah Palin while Lora Hubbel, Elizabeth May and Lynne DiSanto are closing in fast.

Duffer said...

Kristi very well could be the next Governor . . . . . who told these idiots it was okay for them to speak in public?