After quoting from Jim Geraghty (who lays out a few challenges for Representative Herseth Sandlin), Andrew Roth sums things up: Herseth-Sandlin’s record is far worse when you cast the net out wider. She also voted for card check, a $300 billion bailout for Fannie and Freddie, for SCHIP, for Obama’s budget, for a massive increase in the national debt limit, for the FY10 Omnibus, for Davis-Bacon requirements, and for countless earmarks (like Rangel’s “Monument to Me” and the South Carolina Aquarium) . She has also voted against a handful of free trade agreements, against offshore drilling, against a bill that would….
I forgot to follow up with this on the day appointed, but here it is anyway–a few days late, but none the worse for wear in the meantime. Here is the beginning of Joerg Knipprath’s third missive on HCR and its constitutionality: Having addressed the substantive constitutional arguments over Obama/Reid/PelosiCare, I want to consider some institutional factors that might influence the outcome of the challenge by the state attorneys-general or by anyone else who hopes to derail this “road to serfdom” through litigation. It is difficult to predict how the courts will react to these suits. There is a general….
Wind power is (and will continue to remain) a hot topic here in the South Dakota. However, as I’ve noted in this space on several occasions, it seems as though we are wasting our energy by considering it a viable alternative. I’m not the only one who has noticed this: Wind power, like nuclear power, has incorrectly been described as a key part of the solution to electric generation in the USA. T Boone Pickens, the famous wildcatter, had a plan to develop large wind generating plans across the central US. Back in mid-2009 he folded his tent, noting that….
The following video very simply and clearly points out that destruction does not create wealth. HT: Cato
State balances budget. Colleges hardest hit. (KELO) Life is hard–but perhaps the state should not be in the business of higher education? South Dakotans are good little census completers. (Argus Leader) It helps that there are so few of us, I’m sure. No in-party competition for Herseth Sandlin. (Rapid City Journal) That was almost as fast as Hickey’s decision to not run.
The Washington Post is ruminating on John Thune’s probability of trying for the top slot in 2012: Today’s candidate filing deadline in South Dakota marks the start of serious talk about Sen. John Thune‘s potential presidential campaign in 2012. The Thune forces have been loathe to discuss his potential 2012 candidacy while there was still a possibility — albeit it a VERY slim one — that he could draw a serious Democratic challenge for his re-election race this fall. But, privately, those close to Thune acknowledge that he has been receiving considerable encouragement to run and is likely to take….
I enjoyed parts 1 and 2 of this musical saga. Now, the third part is available. It is embedded below for your viewing enjoyment. One would think that after all of the press which this single incident caused United that the company might stand up and take notice and actually change some things. Of course, we are talking about a large company with a lot of momentum–so change can be very difficult. Nonetheless, I wish the airline (and Dave Carroll) the best of future endeavors.
At the same time, each falsehood does have an expiration date (or dates). While one could be picky about some of the following list (and parse the very syllables to see if alternate meanings could be derived) it stands as a monument to the following truth: Do not trust in princes, In mortal man, in whom there is no salvation. Here then, is the beginning of the list of statements/promises which our President has made, along with the negations of those very same statements: HEALTH CARE MANDATES STATEMENT: “We’ve got a philosophical difference, which we’ve debated repeatedly, and that is….
National Guard homecomings today and tomorrow. (KELO) What changes a year overseas has wrought for these folks. Six inches of the white stuff for Black Hills. (KOTA) Because it’s not really spring until it’s summer. Second armed robbery in Sioux Falls in one week. (KSFY) I guess the money’s no longer in banks. Legislators override several of governor’s vetoes. (Argus Leader) Doesn’t seem like folks are serious about the budget yet.
Mr. Reitzel sends in a letter to the Argus Leader. It is reproduced here in its entirety: I’m writing this letter to encourage Steve Hildebrand to run against Rep. Stephanie Herseth Sandlin. We need someone in Washington who will work with President Obama and not against him. We already have Sen. John Thune for that job. We need a true progressive and not a so-called Blue Dog Democrat who is nothing more than a fence sitter. We need a Democrat with ideals who isn’t afraid to stand up for what is right and be progressive. Not someone who is timid…..