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Wed Dec 7, 2011, 12:15 AM

I hope someone else shows up here...

It's kind of empty and lonely right now. I guess it's sort of like SD.

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Reply I hope someone else shows up here... (Original post)
prairierose Dec 2011 OP
krispos42 Dec 2011 #1
prairierose Dec 2011 #5
Historic NY Dec 2011 #2
rug Dec 2011 #3
prairierose Dec 2011 #4
newfie11 Dec 2011 #8
v.lapointe Oct 2013 #14
gopiscrap Oct 2013 #15
newfie11 Dec 2011 #6
rug Dec 2011 #7
newfie11 Dec 2011 #9
liberalhistorian Jan 2012 #10
prairierose Jan 2012 #11
malakai2 Feb 2012 #12
jis6255xe Feb 2012 #13
AvidReader Feb 2014 #16
gopiscrap Feb 2014 #17
newfie11 Sep 2014 #18
steve2470 Dec 2014 #19
newfie11 Jun 2015 #20
SoapBox Jul 2015 #21

Response to prairierose (Original post)

Wed Dec 7, 2011, 12:25 AM

1. When my ex and I moved out of the state in '05

I think that left you as the sole Dem in the state!

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Response to krispos42 (Reply #1)

Sun Dec 11, 2011, 05:13 PM

5. No, I'm not the only Dem here but..

there aren't that many active Dems left and many are discouraged because of the DLC and the fact that we essentially have one party govt here. I am not very active in the Dem party any more because I have little patience left. At the local level, there are some good old-fashioned Dems left but they do not have much power.

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Response to prairierose (Original post)

Wed Dec 7, 2011, 01:05 AM

2. Doing a drive by....see ya.

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Response to prairierose (Original post)

Wed Dec 7, 2011, 04:29 PM

3. Where the hell is Wall's?

 

I've been driving for hours.

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Response to rug (Reply #3)

Sun Dec 11, 2011, 05:10 PM

4. It depends on which side of the state you start on....

If you start driving to Wall from the east side of the state, it takes a long time to get there. Watch for the big green dinosaur.

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Response to prairierose (Reply #4)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 03:17 PM

8. with red eyes at night. n/t

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Response to prairierose (Reply #4)

Thu Oct 24, 2013, 05:38 AM

14. I miss the green dinosaurs.

Especially sturgis. I haven't seen SD for a decade.

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Response to v.lapointe (Reply #14)

Thu Oct 24, 2013, 09:22 AM

15. welcome to DU

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Response to rug (Reply #3)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 09:08 AM

6. Had to laugh!!

You must be coming from the east. Just keep following those wall signs and in about 4-5 hours you will get there.

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Response to newfie11 (Reply #6)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 12:11 PM

7. Yeah, many years ago I was coming from the east and these signs were taunting me.

 

I still have nightmares.

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Response to rug (Reply #7)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 04:16 PM

9. LOL Good thing you didn't see the red eyes on the dino at night. n/t

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Response to prairierose (Original post)

Mon Jan 2, 2012, 10:38 PM

10. Hey, prairierose!

Hubby (existentialist, former username Wicasa) and I are still here (remember, we all met at the DU meetup in Rapid City summer of '05, hubby and I first met there, too)! Very glad to see you still on here.

I know it seems dark right now for Dems in the state, but I truly believe we are starting to rebuild and are going to be on the upswing within a few years. I'm encouraged by Ben Nesselhuf's leadership and I think people are going to really start to get tired of the iron grip of the repubs here. They've been overplaying their hand due to their smug overconfidence and it's going to start pissing people off. And look at the bright side-state Dems really cannot be blamed for anything at this point, since there are hardly any in the legislature or in statewide office, lol!

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Response to liberalhistorian (Reply #10)

Sun Jan 8, 2012, 01:53 PM

11. Yes, I remember you both. Hope things are going well for you...

I told Nesselhuf that SDDP needs to talk about ALEC and identify ALEC bills that are submitted to the legislature so that citizens can lobby against them. So far, I don't see that happening. I hope that he will begin to work on rebuilding precincts because that is what we need now. It is how George McGovern built the D party here in the first place. Time to go back to first principles. Register voters and build a real party. I know it is hard for people to believe but we used to have a strong party in this state.

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Response to prairierose (Original post)

Thu Feb 9, 2012, 09:53 PM

12. I got here as fast as I could!

And now I see what you mean. Of course, I moved here from North Dakota so this isn't anything new. What is the state of the party down here right now?

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Response to prairierose (Original post)

Tue Feb 21, 2012, 10:01 PM

13. nt

 

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Response to prairierose (Original post)

Tue Feb 11, 2014, 01:06 PM

16. Spitting mad!

I've been an "avid reader" of DU for years, but have never been brave enough to post. I came to the South Dakota group this morning because I'm spitting mad at our Republican Legislature for not allowing Medicaid expansion to be put on the ballot and I was looking for some discussion on it. You're right. It's empty and lonely here. How can they be so tone deaf, when public polling shows approval for expansion, and the medical community is hopping up and down, begging for it?

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Response to AvidReader (Reply #16)

Tue Feb 11, 2014, 01:49 PM

17. Welcome to full participation!!!!

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Response to AvidReader (Reply #16)

Sun Sep 21, 2014, 07:17 AM

18. I agree with you

And yet those same idiots will be reelected.
whats on TV everywhere but fox. I'm Not expecting any change West River!

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Response to prairierose (Original post)

Mon Dec 8, 2014, 01:50 PM

19. *waves* hey! nt

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Response to steve2470 (Reply #19)

Wed Jun 17, 2015, 05:32 AM

20. Hey back at ya

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Response to newfie11 (Reply #20)

Mon Jul 20, 2015, 12:33 AM

21. Looks like you're kind of lonesome, newfie11...

I was browsing the state groups tonight just to see what was happening.

Looks like the South Dakota group needs some love! And North Dakota group is even worse!

So, with yesterday in Arizona and today in Texas, maybe it's time to get those that feel pretty disenfranchised involved again.

One can hope for real change. Go Bernie!

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