My initial reaction to the election results? KELO might want to think about evaluating what polling firm it uses. (For what it’s worth, a quick review shows its also missed on the outcome of both the “gay marriage amendment” and the property tax initiative, with the error on the latter being almost as large as [...]
Okay, maybe it’s not really over but the polls are open, the voters are casting their ballots and the campaigns are in their last gasp.
I moved my blog away from politics because of the level of political discourse in this country. I have to say, though, that jousting with South Dakota JAILer-in-chief Bill Stegmeier, [...]
Ron Branson continues beating the drum of legally bogus and idiotic claims of fraud in his latest rant and rave. Today’s again deals with Attorney General Larry Long’s ballot explanation and the South Dakota Legislature unanimously passing a resolution urging voters to vote against Amendment E.
According to Branson’s keen and insightful analysis, “it behooves [...]
They love using the word accountability but, as I indicated in a No on E blog post last night, I have a feeling the fact Judge Max Gors held South Dakota JAILer-in-chief accountable for his misstatements will probably become “Fraud 5″ or some other such number.
On Friday, Judge Gors formally entered his order and [...]
I don’t attribute much to the people behind Amendment E other than a having a strong belief in revenge and distrust of government and law. Yet it struck me recently that the Amendment E folks could actually lay claim to the infamous phrase, “I’m a uniter, not a divider.” After all, look who they united [...]
South Dakota JAILer-in-chief Bill Stegmeier said my wish for more JAIL ads would come true with a full page ad in the Argus Leader today. It’s there but it won’t generate the hours of blog time BS predicted. Aside from it being so dense with type few people will read it, it simply trots out [...]
While South Dakota J.A.I.L.er-in-chief Bill Stegmeier fixed the misstatement his BS committee made in an ad accusing the state of opposing Amendment E because it wants “prison slave labor,” he ain’t gonna let the argument go.
In a new ad headlined “Is Justice For Sale In South Dakota?”, BS now says South Dakota’s prison industry, [...]
So Billy S. asks in his inimitable style (you know, calling people a “dick” is the level of his political discourse) what I think of KELO’s poll numbers. At least now, they’re not online but, as I recall from this evening’s news, they were 50 percent “Yes” and 41 percent “No.”
I first heard about [...]
South Dakota J.A.I.L.er-in-Chief Bill Stegmeier’s Judicial Accountability committee (a/k/a “the BS committee) has filed its pre-election campaign finance report. To say it makes interesting reading is an understatement. In fact, it might even border on a criminal reading.
Let’s start with the bottom line. The BS committee brought in $28,348.90 in contributions, of which $25,902.90, [...]
My turn on the op-ed pages came Tuesday. What appeared was a version of what began as another post in this series. It also could have been titled “J.A.I.L.’s Ultimate Lie.” For what it’s worth, what follows is the original draft of the post before I edited and rewrote it for submission to the local [...]