Friday, January 19, 2018

Friday brings quick twitter hits, stream of consciousness relativism edition


























Thursday, January 18, 2018

Deploy body cameras to fight predators in Pierre



What prevents interns and other people concerned for their safety from wearing body cams in Pierre’s predatory environment?
The rewriting of the rules was prompted in large part due to recent allegations of sexual harassment and sexual assault against lawmakers including one report that led to state representative Matthew Wollman resigning his seat last year.
Read more here.

Sexual predators in Pierre have been a feature of South Dakota for its entire history but to Sioux Falls-area legislator, Deb Peters it's no big deal.
“It’s not acceptable behavior and never should be acceptable behavior,” said Peters, a Republican from Hartford. “But I also I don’t put myself into situations where that becomes a problem,” she said.
Read the rest here.

The Aberdeen American's editorial board is pointing fingers at other South Dakota media for lousy coverage of the Republican rape culture in Pierre. "Unsafe. Unacceptable. Hyper-masculine. Sexualized. Dirty." That's how the board and how women have described earth haters in Pierre.

The South Dakota Newspaper Association, teevee stations and local media have known about Pierre's rape culture and culture of corruption for decades and simply demurred to the twenty earth hater donors who run the state.

Looks like Lt. Governor Matt Michels is out of the loop, too.
Michels says it is inaccurate to describe a “culture of harassment” around the legislative sessions. Michels says beyond laws, the legislature has ethics rules for their members. Many of the allegations came from lobbyists, who are outside the rules of the legislature. [WNAX]
Kinda makes you wanna puke, init?

So, if it isn't happening to Deb, it simply isn't happening.

Rapes in the Governor's Mansion, jokers to the right, there she is: stuck in the middle with Wild Bill Janklow.

I am sitting on a story of the sexual assault of the late wife of a former Rapid City lawmaker at a legislative event. Watch this space.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Lower Big Sioux River basin at very high, severe wildland fire risk

Today's Wildland Fire Assessment shows the highest risk in the US, Very High and Severe, at the mouth and on tributaries of the Big Sioux River.

That dovetails with news that the South Dakota Department of Ecocide and Natural Ruination (DENR) is out of funding.