Not that I had a lot to say anyway, but at least I know why there were zero hits today.
I listened to most of the SD GOP debate radio broadcast today. I did not get all of the BS just as I missed some of the TV broadcast. The SDPB-Radio broadcast started around noon today, May 19,2014. The GOP pack of dwarf candidates for US Senator from South Dakota apparently have no fear of underestimating the intelligence of most GOP primary voters. There was much bladerdash and humbug from the collection. A couple of choice examples below.
Dr. Annette Bosworth, the non-candidate-material candidate, when asked about improving rural medicine in South Dakota took off after the federal government standing in the way of new technology apparently aimed getting medical information from rural settings to metropolitan analysis. Of course no details from her on this and apparently she is unaware of the source of the internet and much of the federal funding aimed at making it sufficently broadband to work with detailed medical information.
Of course, almost all of them had some version of medical end times that swirl around the idea that "Obamacare" will destroy America. I suspect most of sane America wonders just how that process of destruction will work. They might better fixate on global warming making the earth uninhabitable for their fossil fuel burning descendants. That is more likely the end time for America than anything connected with "Obamacare". But, these GOP candidates running on fossil fuel contributions will never say a bad word about that industry or human's influencing God's work of balancing the world and its ecology in his hand.
Marion Michael Rounds was prime purveyor of the mythology that "Obamacare" can destroy the USA. Bosworth asked if Rounds had ever had an original idea in his life. She who believes women think differently than men . Women know how to see the gray in issues while men can only see black and white. I guess that wasn't quite my experience when working with men and women in state government or with my wife's experience working primarily with women in a hospital setting. I don't really think she is the one to come up with new ways of looking at old problems.
In the other really important news about the GOP and its broken heroes, The MDR today had about 4 column inches on the death of George W. Bush's dog which died of leukemia. Dog death the media can handle. Reagan's dementia in and out of office not so much.
Listening to the dwarfs, it is no wonder they don't want to fund education and to kill the US Department of Education. No telling how dangerous an informed electorate would be to their humbug. Rounds wants to kill the US Department of Education, but as Cory at Madville Times, Bob Mercer, and John Tsitrian have indicated he isn't mentioning the tax increases for South Dakotans or alternately the slashing of education in South Dakota if federal funding for education dried up overnight.
*** Stay tuned, and I hope TypePad stays up running for a couple of readers to see this today--- Doug Wiken