A group in Sioux Falls wants white christian earth haters who left South Dakota to return from Minnesota, Colorado and California then isolate themselves from fair taxation, African-Americans, cultural diversity and enjoy the benefits of air service subsidies.
Event attendees will get a Back to SoDak T-shirt and a gift bag with a coupon book to city businesses such as bars, wineries, Escape 605, Washington Pavillion, Sticks and Steel, Great Plains Zoo, Gunderson Jewelers and Grand Falls Casino. [Sioux Falls Argus Leader]You're kidding, right? Which parts of six month winters, rampant racism, chilling effects on civil rights and an extremist legislature escape you people?
A Feeding America survey shows 105,880 people in South Dakota are food insecure. Homelessness in the state is rampant; drunk driving, meth use and teen binge drinking are off the charts.
The state is second in addiction to gambling and teachers' salaries are 51st in the nation. Wage slavery is the state's biggest claim to fame and South Dakota dairies are wreaking habitat havoc. Infrastructure is crumbling and the state's bureaucracy is overbearing and unwieldy. Ag groups want federally subsidized crop insurance and the right to pollute. Corruption and graft are commonplace.
Pollution from industrial agriculture has made waterways poisonous, the state has no modern statute addressing financial assurances for pipeline leaks. Trophy fishing for threatened species is a tourist activity. East River, South Dakota is a dead zone.
Racism is endemic and white immigrants have been accepted while displacing and disgracing American Indians. South Dakota wrongly puts thousands in nursing homes. Mass incarceration fuels the white foster home industry: a pet project of the governor's wife.
In South Dakota 302 children are confined per 100,000 kids; that's the highest number in the United States according to Pew.
South Dakota hid evidence in the death of Brady Folkens. Republican Attorney General Marty Jackley routinely benefits from court deals with his campaign donors while the South Dakota Newspaper Association reads like a bulletin for the Republican Party.
But, earth hater and climate science denier Governor Denny Daugaard had the temerity to travel to the Sicangu Oyate to tell tribal leaders they have better shit to do than restore Pe 'Sla to federal trust status taking it off the tax rolls.
Fact is: in South Dakota Republicans go to Pierre for the lobbyist-provided hookers while Democrats go to Pierre because they are the hookers.
Democrats aren't going to return to my home state to be repressed, oppressed and depressed: South Dakota is doomed to be a shit hole for Republicans forever.
Why yes: the above map was stolen from David Montgomery.