Monday, June 26, 2017

Hubbel determined but poorly informed

Lora Hubbel is an earth hater former South Dakota legislator supposedly focused on running for her party's nomination for governor.

Hubbel and a gaggle of nutbags have been gathering signatures for a petition that would stop an opt-out. She "believes the Sioux Falls school board should have done more to inform taxpayers about a move to bring more money into schools through increasing local property taxes."

She and interested party agree on a few things: exposing Republican corruption in my home state, ending forced catheterization, policing for profit, civil asset forfeiture, and empowering pharmacists to dispense Federal Drug Administration-approved cannabis to patients suffering from debilitating diseases, disorders or conditions taxed like other prescriptions.

interested party has been lobbying her Facebook page and urging some concentration on policy instead of chasing anti-civil rights conspiracies. It's not easy. Her FB friends are mostly fucking nuts.

Cynics might question whether Lora believes campaigns are just as good as paid advertising for her businesses but if she was serious about running she'd lose the crackpot act and actually do something about property tax relief.

Despite lies from SDGOP, video lootery, payday loan sharks, domestic violence and homelessness are inextricably linked putting children at risk to more catastrophic consequences far more often than has happened in states that have legalized or lessened penalties for casual use of cannabis.

Black market cannabis not tested or subject to regulation makes America and South Dakota less safe. Legalizing and regulating a product that so many people enjoy is reasonable public policy that would align with our life/safety concerns.

Even conservatives like Lora could stand up for that.

It's the view of this columnist that to make an actual impact on South Dakota politics, instead of being creamed in the earth hater primary, Hubbel should abandon SDGOP and run as a third party or unaffiliated candidate for governor.

South Dakota should pass a corporate income tax, end video lootery, reduce the number of counties to 25, turn Dakota State University into a community college, and adopt my cannabis template: the kurtz solution painted on a thumbnail.


Anonymous said...

Noem is an idiot being pure fluff and the thought of Jackley as governor is scary. Dale Batschler whatever the religious extremist just joined his campaign staff. I thought that guy finally came out of the closet but evidently not. Jackley is going for the hardcore religious right extremist voters and with the nuts in the legislature without a governor who would veto some of their crap South Dakota will be even scarier.

I thought Sutton was for legalizing cannabis. My support is leaning towards him.

Does this Grudznick guy work for you back in SD? He claims that he represents you?

larry kurtz said...

Unless Hubbel gets out of the primary and runs as a third party or unaffiliated candidate in the general Sutton will be just a smear on the SDGOP Hummer's grille. What grud claims and what grud knows are on opposite sides of the bridge he trolls under.

Tara Volesky said...

Nice article Larry.

Tara Volesky said...

That could win the Governorship for Sutton if Lora ran as a 3rd party candidate. Good strategy.

larry kurtz said...

I will be shocked if Sutton is the Dem nominee, Tara. He'll be a bug on Noem's windshield unless Jackley leaks her extramarital gymnastics to the media.

lora said...

Oh come on, Larry....I get flack from the Republicans for hating Monsanto and all the other dishonest corporations that feed us poisons and pollute our fields and I get flack from you for being a "earth hater". Gosh...I can't get a fair shake.

larry kurtz said...

Republican is just another word for earth hater, Lora. I will strike the label from this post if you leave SDGOP and run as a third party or unaffiliated candidate.