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US: South Dakota (News/Activism)

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  • When President Trump Attacks, Vulnerable Democratic Senators Shut Their Mouths and Pray

    05/18/2018 12:19:30 PM PDT · by ethom · 25 replies
    Politico ^ | 05/18/2018 05:00 EDT | https://www.politico.com/story/2018/05/18/trump-democrats-senators-reelection-attacks-596553
    Vulnerable senators up for reelection have adopted a strategy of silence in response to the president’s avalanche of putdowns. Jon Tester was on his farm in rural Montana when his phone rang with the news: It was his chief of staff, informing him that the president of the United States had just called for his resignation on Twitter. The Montana Democrat briefly considered President Donald Trump’s latest attack on him, then fired up his tractor and went on his way. Tester wasn’t going to get into it with Trump over the senator’s role in bringing down the president’s Veterans Affairs...
  • For warmth, some households still burn coal ( Durango, Colorado )

    03/20/2018 5:28:25 PM PDT · by george76 · 71 replies
    Durango Herald ^ | March 10, 2018 | Jonathan Romeo
    Rural residents turn to cheap heating fuel ... Monte Miller shovels a load of coal into a bucket and makes the short journey from his storage shed to his home on the edge of Bayfield, joking aloud that his wife likes to keep the temperature at a steady 75 degrees. “But we don’t have any problem doing that with coal,” Miller and his wife, Marsha, have been using coal as their main source of fuel since they moved to their home in 2000. Each year, the couple uses about 2 tons of coal to keep their 2,500-square-foot house warm throughout...
  • White House wades into SCOTUS online sales tax case

    03/06/2018 2:50:44 PM PST · by Kaslin · 58 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | March 6, 2018 | JAZZ SHAW
    In fairly short order, the Supreme Court is going to begin hearing arguments in the case of South Dakota v. Wayfair Inc. This case is being closely watched around the country because of the potential impact it will have on consumers as well as retailers, both traditional and online. The state of South Dakota is asking the Supremes to overrule their 1992 decision in Quill Corp. v. North Dakota, which held that states could not force online retailers to collect sales tax in other states where the company didn’t have a physical presence.Now the White House has weighed in on...
  • South Dakota Passes Bill Requiring Planned Parenthood to Tell Women Abortion Kills a “Living ...

    02/28/2018 8:23:28 AM PST · by Morgana · 8 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Feb 27, 2018 | Micaiah Bilger
    FULL TITLE: South Dakota Passes Bill Requiring Planned Parenthood to Tell Women Abortion Kills a “Living Human Being” South Dakota lawmakers passed a pro-life bill Monday that requires abortion facilities to tell women that an abortion kills a “living human being.” The informed consent bill passed the state legislature with strong support and now heads to Gov. Dennis Daugaard, who is expected to sign it, the Argus Leader reports. On Monday, 56 state representatives supported the bill, while nine opposed it. South Dakota requires abortion facilities to tell women that an abortion will “terminate the life of a whole, separate,...
  • Homeschooling Mom’s Tire Slashed at State Capitol

    02/22/2018 12:17:23 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 34 replies
    hslda.org ^ | 2/21/18 | Scott Woodruff
    When homeschooling mom Sara Valle volunteered to spend a day at the South Dakota Capitol promoting equal sports access for homeschoolers, she expected a battle. What she didn’t expect was that the opposition to her advocacy would include far more than just arguments on the Capitol floor. Sara had been asked by South Dakota Christian Home Educators (SDCHE) to testify in support of H.B. 1120, a bill which would allow homeschool students to participate in public school sports. As a homeschooling veteran and mother of three, she was happy to advocate for more opportunities for homeschool students. She had also...
  • Senate Republicans call on Trump to re-engage on TPP

    02/21/2018 2:55:42 PM PST · by seacapn · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/21/18 11:22 AM EST | Vicki Needham
    More than two dozen Senate Republicans are urging President Trump to re-engage in Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations. The 25 GOP lawmakers sent a letter to Trump on Friday saying they support his recent comments that he may consider U.S. participation if the 11-nation Asia-Pacific pact is improved.
  • GOP Senators Send Trump ‘Amnesty-Or-Shutdown’ Threat

    01/18/2018 6:47:56 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 241 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Jan 18, 2018 | by NEIL MUNRO
    Pro-amnesty GOP Senators are working hand-in-glove with Democrats to block a government budget until President Donald Trump agrees to break his campaign promise and his presidency by amnestying millions of wage-lowering illegal immigrants. The hostage-taking is being fronted by a group of GOP legislators, led by Sen. Jeff Flake and Sen. Lindsey Graham, who announced Wednesday they would not allow 2018 funding for the Pentagon until Trump approves an amnesty, saying:
  • The great rethink of ethanol

    12/19/2017 8:58:28 AM PST · by george76 · 90 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Dec 19, 2017 | Wayne Allard
    For the first time in years, there is an emerging consensus that the biggest racket in national politics deserves to end. Earlier this month, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and 10 other Republican senators held a luncheon summit at the White House with President Trump with the goal of drastically reforming the Renewable Fuel Standard, the federal mandate that annually funnels $13.5 billion from the wallets of American fuel and food consumers into the coffers of agribusiness giants. Before the national nightmare of Obamacare, there was the RFS, the most sweeping and intrusive federal intervention in the American economy undertaken in...
  • Republicans reach deal on tax cuts with key farm benefits

    12/13/2017 10:22:59 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 19 replies
    agri-pulse.com ^ | Dec 13, 2017 | Philip Brasher
    Congressional Republicans say they reached agreement on a final tax bill that will provide a new 20-percent deduction for pass-through income from farms and small businesses. The agreement, which the House and Senate are expected to take up early next week, also calls for doubling the estate tax exemption and will include key expensing provisions that farm groups sought to preserve and expand, lawmakers said. They said the agreement also would allow deduction of state and local taxes, including income and property taxes, up to $10,000, a concession to lawmakers in high-tax states that could also benefit farmers. Senate Agriculture...
  • Thune: Everyone ‘Would Be Better Served’ if Roy Moore Stepped Aside

    12/04/2017 7:09:45 PM PST · by x1stcav · 77 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/4/17 | Ian Hanchett
    On Monday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Your World,” Senate Republican Conference Chair Senator John Thune (R-SD) argued it would be best if Alabama Republican Senate nominee Judge Roy Moore stepped aside. Thune said, “[I]f and when he gets here, there’s going to be this cloud, I think there’s going to be an ethics investigation. I think that’s probably inevitable, and that it would — everybody would be better served if he would step aside and allow somebody else to run, even as a write-in candidate, I think we win that seat with a Republican. But the president sounds...
  • GOP Sen Thune: Trump Should Ask Moore to Step Aside

    11/26/2017 10:35:16 AM PST · by x1stcav · 146 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/26/2017 | Pam Key
    On this weekend’s broadcast of “Fox New Sunday,” Sen. John Thune (R-SD) said he would like to see President Donald Trump ask Alabama GOP Senate hopeful Roy Moore to step aside. Thune said, “I would like to see the president come out and support what many of us have said and that is that Roy Moore needs to step aside, allow somebody else to be write in candidate. We can win that seat.” He continued, “If Roy Moore wins and he comes into the Senate in January there will immediately be an ethics investigation which is going to be a...
  • USS South Dakota submarine to be christened Saturday

    10/14/2017 4:10:09 PM PDT · by oxcart · 42 replies
    (KSFY) - For the first time in decades, a U.S. Navy ship will bear the name South Dakota. Navy officials will christen a new fast attack submarine the "U.S.S South Dakota" in a ceremony Saturday morning in Groton, Conn. at 9:00 a.m. C.T. You can watch the ceremony live here. According to Capt. Deb Bodenstedt, the ceremony will include the traditional smashing of champagne across the bow by the boat’s sponsor. “South Dakota’s” sponsor is Mrs. Deanie Dempsey, wife of the former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Martin Dempsey. Governor Dennis Daugaard will also speak at the...
  • Teen with NRA Rifle Stops Lion in Killing Spree

    10/13/2017 7:48:58 AM PDT · by marktwain · 46 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 12 October, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    A story that should be getting more attention is one out of the Black Hills of South Dakota. It doesn't get much more interesting than a depredating lion, a 14 year old hunter protecting the family livelihood, and a rifle won at an NRA raffle.The story has already been written by Tom Griffith. The article is well done. I do not want to steal the author's thunder. Here is an excerpt to the rapidcityjournal.com: After a long, sad day, Streff’s youngest child, 14-year-old Dalton, who fancies himself a hunter, told his mother he was going to go sit in...
  • South Dakota Airmen Arrive Ready To 'Fight Tonight' From Guam

    08/11/2017 8:11:34 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 4 replies
    Two U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancers assigned to the 37th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, deployed from Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota, flew from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, for a 10-hour mission, flying in the vicinity of Kyushu, Japan, the East China Sea, and the Korean peninsula Ellsworth B-1s were last deployed to Guam in August 2016 when they took over CBP operations from the B-52 Stratofortress bomber squadrons from Minot AFB, North Dakota, and Barksdale AFB, Louisiana. “How we train is how we fight and the more we interface with our allies, the better prepared we are to fight...
  • South Dakota Airmen arrive ready to 'Fight Tonight' from Guam

    08/08/2017 9:03:21 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 37 replies
    Two U.S. Air Force B-1B bombers, under the command of U.S. Pacific Air Forces, joined their counterparts from the Republic of Korea and Japanese air forces in sequenced bilateral missions, August 7. This serves as the first mission for the crews and aircraft recently deployed from Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota in support of U.S. Pacific Command’s Continuous Bomber Presence missions. After taking off from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, the B-1s assigned to the 37th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, flew to Japanese airspace, where they were joined by Koku Jieitai (Japan Air Self Defense Force) F-2 fighter jets. The...
  • Book Review: “Oh What Have I Done” 266 pages, Amazon

    07/28/2017 12:21:04 PM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 27 July, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Roy Eykamp is 99 years old.  He made his first gun when he was seven years old. It was a crude pistol made from a barrel he salvaged from the trash, fired with a hand held hammer, and later, strong rubber bands cut from inner-tubes and a breechblock. He used it to start his lifelong talent for making money. He shot gophers with it, using .22 shorts.The government paid a 5 cent bounty for each gopher. He made enough money shooting gophers, that when his mother confiscated his homemade gun, he was able to buy a factory one with...
  • Senate confirms Trump’s pick for Air Force secretary

    05/08/2017 3:28:33 PM PDT · by george76 · 36 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 8, 2017 | RICHARD LARDNER
    The Senate has confirmed Heather Wilson as secretary of the Air Force. Senators approved Wilson’s nomination 76-22, making her President Donald Trump’s first service secretary nominee to be approved by the GOP-led chamber. ... Wilson is a former Republican congresswoman from New Mexico. She had faced scrutiny from several Democrats for defense industry consulting work she did after leaving Congress in 2009. She is the first graduate of the Air Force Academy to hold the service’s top civilian post.
  • Conservative Conference Threatened By Heavily-Armed Muslim Man

    04/19/2017 3:25:36 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 36 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4/17/17 | Jim Simpson
    A conference held on April 9 on Christian and conservative issues in Sioux Falls, South Dakota was threatened by a Muslim man carrying multiple firearms. He attended the conference and posted numerous videos on his Facebook page, including a display of the multiple assault-style rifles, pistols and ammunition he was carrying on his person and in his van. He has not been arrested. The man, Ehab Jaber, posted numerous Facebook videos of himself both in the event and in his van in the event parking lot. In his van he shows off all his weapons, saying: “And now if you...
  • Heavily Armed Muslim Man Attends Christian Conference On Facebook Video, Says ‘Be Terrified’

    04/18/2017 12:24:17 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 21 replies
    cbs2la ^ | April 18, 2017 10:13 AM
    As the national manhunt for alleged Facebook killer Steve Stephens comes to a close, another disturbing Facebook Live video has surfaced showing a self-described Muslim man making apparent threats toward attendees at a Christian conference. A video posted April 9 by Ehab Jaber shows a man believed to be Jaber filming a copy of the Koran before scanning the crowd with his camera during a portion of the Worldview Weekend rally in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. According to event organizer Brannon Howse, an off-duty police officer confronted Jaber and asked him to stop filming in compliance with the event’s policies....
  • Dakota Pipeline Scheduled To Begin Delivering Oil In May

    04/14/2017 8:33:43 AM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    The Daily Caller News ^ | 04/14/2017 | Chris White
    Energy Transfer Partners, the developer behind the so-called DAPL, is scheduled to start delivering oil on May 14 to Illinois, according to filings from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. The oil project is expected to transport more than 500,000 barrels of oil a year across the eastern section of the country. ... The Obama administration rejected the previously approved pipeline last December ... President Donald Trump eventually issued orders approving the DAPL in January ... many demonstrators have begun diverting their attention to the equally contentious Keystone XL Pipeline, another oil pipeline Trump approved through executive order. Obama originally rejected...