The Muslim Community Center in Sioux Falls is expanding, Muslims are praying at the Sioux Falls airport, and ISIS has included an Ellsworth AFB soldier on its “Kill List”; ergo, we’re all gonna die! Aaaaaaaahh!!!
Gordon, you know I share your distaste for anyone who perverts religion into hatred and violence. But South Dakotans are more likely to get killed by the new 80 mile-per-hour speed limit that Rep. Brian Gosch tucked into the highway tax-and-fix bill.
Oh yeah, about that brilliant idea—
[Transportation Commissioner Edward] Seljeskog asked who pushed for it.
“I don’t understand the thinking behind it,” added Commissioner Ralph Marquardt of Yankton.
Rep. Brian Gosch, R-Rapid City, was “the prime proponent of this,” [Transportation Secretary Darin] Bergquist said.
As for the reason, driving faster will reduce gas mileage and produce more revenue, Bergquist said [Bob Mercer, “Change to 80 mph Not Welcomed by All,” Aberdeen American News, 2015.03.27].
People will overdrive the on-ramps to merge into Rep. Gosch’s accelerated traffic flow, but thank
Allah God Mammon that we’ll use more fossil fuels and collect more taxes! Amen, brother, and pass the sutures:
Seljeskog, a medical doctor, said he’s tired of treating patients in the emergency room.
He said many drivers are going as fast as 90 mph already west of Rapid City. He wondered what they would do with the limit at 80 mph.
“I just can’t buy this,” Seljeskog said [Mercer, 2015.03.27].
An 80 mile-per-hour speed limit means more people in Dr. Seljeskog’s emergency room, but it may also mean fewer people in our rest rooms along the Interstate. 80 mph means travelers can get across South Dakota faster, meaning some percentage of them who would’ve needed a potty break/stretch break/snack break at Whitewood or Hartford or Elk Point or Sisseton will now be able to hold it until they out of South Dakota.
It also means all those crazy ISIS dudes and other perilous perps will flow through South Dakota, since they can use our free-wheeling roads to get to their targets faster. Holy cow—Gordon’s right! We’re all gonna die… because of Brian Gosch! Aaaaaaaaaaaaah!!!