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  • S. Dakota Senate suspends lawmaker after vaccine exchange

    01/26/2023 11:01:57 PM PST · by blueplum · 28 replies
    AP ^ | 25 Jan 2023 | AMANCAI BIRABEN and STEPHEN GROVES
    PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Senate on Thursday suspended a Republican state senator in a rare move that stripped the lawmaker of all legislative power while keeping the allegations against her a secret. Sen. Julie Frye-Mueller, who is among a group of right-wing Statehouse Republicans, told reporters earlier Thursday that she was being punished following an exchange she had with a legislative aide about vaccinations. Sen. Michael Rohl, the Republican lawmaker who initiated the motion to suspend Frye-Mueller, said in a statement that it was based on “serious allegations” and had been made to ensure the Legislature was...
  • In Pennington County sweep, conservative faction vying to lead South Dakota’s GOP notches key win

    01/24/2023 5:20:40 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 4 replies
    mitchellrepublic.com ^ | 1/23/23 | Jason Harward
    RAPID CITY, S.D. — In South Dakota’s second-largest county — the seat of political power in the western half of the state — the Republican Party is under new leadership. At the Pennington County GOP elections held on Jan. 21 in Rapid City, the energized, right wing of the party swept their more moderate counterparts across the six elected positions in the County Central Committee — county chair and vice chair; county treasurer; county secretary; and state committeeman and committeewoman. Each position serves a two-year term. While the split between the two factions in the party remains to be litigated...
  • Noem’s Pro-Trans Ties Spark Protests, 2024 Skepticism

    01/16/2023 12:50:42 PM PST · by 6thavenue · 42 replies
    https://www.washingtonstandard ^ | Jan 15 23 | Suzanne Bowdey
    Even the frigid temperatures couldn’t keep angry South Dakotans away. Despite the blistering, nine-degree cold, as many as 150 people gathered in the snow outside the 2023 Midwest Gender Identity Summit in Sioux Falls Friday morning to protest Sanford Health’s unwelcome presence in their state. Standing by snow drifts, with a long convoy of cars heading to join them, organizer Adam Broin insisted, “This is NOT South Dakota!” But according to a bombshell report by NRO reporter Nate Hochman, it may already be South Dakota, thanks to the transgender movement’s unlikely ally: Republican Governor Kristi Noem. For Noem, who’s been...
  • Kristi Noem: A Republican Who Frags Culture Warriors

    01/16/2023 12:33:51 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 14 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | Jan 5, 2023 | Rod Dreher
    South Dakota governor talks Right, but keeps selling out to gender revolutionaries -- and knifing conservatives who call her on itI wish I could bring myself to care about the big GOP fight in the House of Representatives over the speakership. I know it's important, but I don't really take the Washington party to be serious about the issues that move me the most. I think it's probably the case that more Washington Republicans are serious than I realize, but in general, I vote Republican not because I expect them to do much, but because they do less harm than...
  • EXCLUSIVE: National Parks Service Denies Gov. Noem’s Request For Mt. Rushmore Fireworks Over ‘Adverse Effect’ On Local Tribes

    01/13/2023 10:43:50 AM PST · by Twotone · 55 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 12, 2023 | Henry Rodgers
    Republican South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem received a letter Thursday from the National Park Service rejecting her request for Independence Day fireworks at Mount Rushmore. The Daily Caller first obtained the letter, which was sent by Michell Wheatley to Wanda Goodman, who works for the Governor at the South Dakota Department of Tourism. In the letter, Wheatley mentions that local tribes view the fireworks as an “adverse effect” on their traditional cultural views. “Fireworks continue to be viewed by multiple Tribes as an adverse effect on the traditional cultural landscape,” Wheatley wrote in the letter. “This view was expressed by...
  • If Kristi Noem Were ‘The Most Conservative Governor In America,’ She’d Cut Ties With South Dakota’s Trans Mutilation Biz

    01/09/2023 8:05:45 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 22 replies
    The Federalist ^ | JANUARY 06, 2023 | JORDAN BOYD
    This isn’t Kristi Noem’s first rodeo, and if the powerful Sanford Health has a say, it won’t be her last.It’s curious that in one of the reddest states in the nation, which boasts both a Republican governor and a whopping 90 percent GOP majority legislature, the child-mutilation business would be allowed not only to exist but to flourish. But thanks to Gov. Kristi Noem’s repeated failures to cut ties with radical gender ideology and its proponents, next week two of South Dakota’s government contractors will host a “Midwest Gender Identity Summit” in the Mount Rushmore State.The event — hosted by...
  • Noem wants conservative lobbyist ousted

    01/08/2023 9:41:59 PM PST · by 6thavenue · 83 replies
    KEVN ^ | Dec 22 2023 | Austin Goss
    In a letter to the Board of Directors for Family Heritage Alliance, Noem asks for Executive Director Norman Woods to be replaced because of his public calls for her to take action on “kid-friendly” drag shows.
  • South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem makes VERY presidential inauguration speech blasting Biden she squares up against Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis for 2024 White House bid

    01/08/2023 4:28:54 AM PST · by C19fan · 37 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 7, 2023 | Stephen M. Lepore
    South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem appears to be showing off her bona fides ahead of what's expected to be a competitive 2024 Republican presidential primary as she gave her second inaugural speech Saturday. Noem, who won re-election by 26 points, spoke ahead of the speech, which included a reference to David Letterman's famous 'Top 10' lists and discussed how her leadership can offer lessons for the rest of the country. She was asked Saturday if she wasn't ruling out a 2024 run and responded that 'that's fair to say. But there are a lot of people out there talking about...
  • Kristi Noem Calls for Conservative Critic’s Ouster over Complaint about ‘Kid-Friendly’ Drag

    01/08/2023 1:25:42 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 56 replies
    National Review ^ | December 22, 2022 5:02 PM | NATE HOCHMAN
    The second-term governor is no stranger to firing off public broadsides against her critics.Last month, South Dakota State University (SDSU) sparked fierce criticism from conservatives after allowing a "kid-friendly" drag show to be hosted on campus. Among those critics was Norman Woods, director of the state-based social-conservative advocacy group Family Heritage Alliance (FHA), who penned an open letter to Governor Kristi Noem urging her to take action: "Innocent children should not be exposed to drag shows. Full stop," Woods wrote. "Considering you have the power to hold the South Dakota Board of Regents accountable and fire at will, I am...
  • South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem makes VERY presidential inauguration speech blasting Biden she squares up against Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis for 2024 White House bid

    01/08/2023 12:45:49 AM PST · by blueplum · 54 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 07 Jan 2023 | STEPHEN M. LEPORE
    South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem appears to be showing off her bona fides ahead of what's expected to be a competitive 2024 Republican presidential primary as she gave her second inaugural speech Saturday. Noem, who won re-election by 26 points, spoke ahead of the speech, which included a reference to David Letterman's famous 'Top 10' lists and discussed how her leadership can offer lessons for the rest of the country. She was asked Saturday if she wasn't ruling out a 2024 run and responded that 'that's fair to say. But there are a lot of people out there talking about...
  • Thread about well-funded coalition working to bring trans-movement to S. Dakota a DISTURBING must-read

    01/05/2023 11:00:02 AM PST · by Jacob Kell · 5 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | January 5, 2023 | Sam J.
    Ultimately, they want to take down red America – duh. This thread from Nate Hochman is very long, very disturbing, and a total must-read. Yeah, we know, the words ‘MUST-READ-thread’ can sound sorta clickbaity but this time around, it’s just us being honest. It’s easy to take a red state for granted because in a red state you can typically make some general assumptions, especially a red state like South Dakota. Except folks, that’s not always the case. Grab a snack, get comfy, and take a gander at this:
  • Chinese agribusiness giant Fufeng gets US federal clearance for controversial North Dakota land sale

    12/15/2022 12:31:23 PM PST · by george76 · 28 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | 14 Dec, 2022 | Khushboo Razdan
    Inter-agency body says it will not block company’s US$700 million corn milling plant in city of Grand Forks.. Residents who object to the project say it is too close to air force base and could be a ‘smokescreen’ for espionage .... A US inter-agency body charged with assessing national security risks involving foreign investments announced on Monday it will not block a Chinese agribusiness subsidiary’s proposed US$700 million corn milling project in North Dakota. After completing a 45-day review, the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) concluded that Fufeng USA’s purchase of 150 hectares (370 acres) of...
  • Thune on Shutdown: ‘Anything’ ‘Is on the Table’ and Dems Can’t Blow up a Deal to Get Tons of Inflationary Spending

    12/05/2022 6:27:23 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/05/2022 | Ian hatchett
    On Monday’s broadcast of the Fox Business Network’s “Kudlow,” Senate Minority Whip Sen. John Thune (R-SD) responded to a question on the possibility of a government shutdown by stating that “anything right now is on the table” and whether a deal is reached largely depends on how badly Democrats “want to get a deal to not blow it up with all kinds of new non-defense-related spending.” Thune also argued that the massive increase in spending “has contributed to and been largely responsible for the run-up that we’ve seen in inflation.”
  • Why Are Four Republican Senators Leading Talks With Illegal Aliens to Sneak Amnesty Through in Lame Duck Session?

    11/19/2022 7:08:20 AM PST · by grimalkin · 43 replies
    The Liberty Daily ^ | Nov. 19, 2022 | J.D. Rucker
    A handful of Senate Republicans reportedly started talks with illegal aliens enrolled in and eligible for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program as House and Senate Democrats, along with corporate special interest allies, hope to pass an amnesty in the lame-duck Congress. This week, DACA illegal aliens and open borders activists descended on Washington, DC, in their efforts to lobby ten Senate Republicans to join Democrats in passing an amnesty — before the GOP takes control of the House — that would secure them green cards and, eventually, naturalized American citizenship. According to Politico, Sens. John Cornyn (R-TX),...
  • Key Allies Are Inching Away From Trump [Kristi Noem]

    11/16/2022 9:42:25 PM PST · by GulliverSwift · 79 replies
    At an annual gathering of Republican governors in Orlando, donors and lobbyists mingled with governors past, present and future while weighing ways to wrest Mr. Trump from the party’s base. Their main complaint was not over policy or even style, but losses the party has taken since Mr. Trump won the White House in 2016. Gov. Kristi Noem of South Dakota, a Republican often mentioned as a potential 2024 candidate, said she did not believe Mr. Trump offered “the best chance” for the party in 2024. “If we narrow our focus there, then we’re not talking to every single American,”...
  • Kristi Noem Slams POTUS In Victory Speech: 'Since Joe Biden Got In The WH, We've Been On Defense'

    11/09/2022 12:37:15 PM PST · by euram · 21 replies
    youtube ^ | Nov 9 2022 | Kristi Noem
    Gov. Kristi Noem (R-SD) wins a second term as South Dakota's Governor.
  • Hyperinflation could cause worst economic crisis since WWII, Elliott Management warns

    11/06/2022 1:26:45 PM PST · by george76 · 20 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 3, 2022 | Thomas Barrabi
    The global economy is at risk of crippling hyperinflation and “extraordinary” conditions that could prompt the worst financial crisis since World War II, according to major hedge fund Elliott Management. Elliott Management, led by famed billionaire investor Paul Singer, warned clients that extreme conditions present in the current economic landscape have “made possible a set of outcomes that would be at or beyond the boundaries of the entire post-WWII period ... The letter also cautioned that economies around the world are “on the path to hyperinflation” — a term referring to uncontrollable acceleration in the cost of daily necessities. While...
  • SD state Senate candidate accused of repeatedly molesting family member over five years

    11/04/2022 7:03:31 AM PDT · by Coronal · 16 replies
    Mitchell Daily Republic ^ | November 3, 2022 | Hunter Dunteman
    WHITE RIVER, S.D. — A South Dakota Senate candidate is facing felony child abuse charges in Mellette County after court documents indicate a family member said she was repeatedly groped and molested for years. Joel Koskan, 44, of Wood, was charged Thursday, Nov. 3, with one count of exposing a minor to a foreseeable harm, a Class 4 felony, after Assistant Attorney General Mandy Miiller reviewed a months-long investigation by the South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation. According to a five-page probable cause document: The investigation was spurred May 6, 2022, when a retired DCI agent contacted county and state...
  • Democrats Attack Lake as ‘Extremist.’ 2024 Republicans Flock to Her

    10/04/2022 3:37:20 PM PDT · by NeverCheney · 17 replies
    RCP ^ | Oct 4 2022 | Philip Wegmann - RCP Staff
    It is a busy week for Kari Lake and for Republicans who harbor White House ambitions. Several are more than eager to share the stump with the Arizona gubernatorial candidate, a fact that Democrats believe underscores their arguments about the “ultra MAGA” right and the rise of GOP extremism. Tuesday morning in Scottsdale, South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem will have coffee with Lake and her supporters. The next afternoon in the Phoenix suburbs, Lake will share the stage with Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. Former President Donald Trump arrives Sunday to host a rally in the town of Prescott Valley.
  • Christians React to California Governor’s Pro-Abortion Billboards and New Abortion Laws

    10/02/2022 6:38:40 PM PDT · by lightman · 22 replies
    epoch times ^ | 2 October A.D. 2022 | Jamie Joseph
    After Gov. Gavin Newsom placed pro-abortion billboards as part of his re-election campaign advertisements in states restricting abortions, Christians in California are responding. On Sept. 15, Newsom, a Democrat, announced several versions of billboard advertisements that would be going up across seven states. “Just launched billboards in 7 of the most restrictive anti-abortion states that explain how women can access care–no matter where they live. To any woman seeking an abortion in these anti-freedom states: CA will defend your right to make decisions about your own health,” Newsom wrote on Twitter. One of the billboards placed in Oklahoma and Indiana,...