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Koch Brothers Host $5 Buffets in Sioux Falls and Rapid City: Bring the Poor, Floyd Pickett!

Pat Powers does his sponsors’ bidding and advertises a “big” Americans for Prosperity event in Sioux Falls Monday. From 6 to 8 p.m., the Koch brothers are hosting a buffet dinner at the Sheraton for $5. They are staging a similar feed Tuesday in Rapid City at the Best Western Ramkota, same price, same times.

Caleb Bonham (right) and friend at Kentucky Derby, posted to Facebook, 2016.05.08
Caleb Bonham (right) and friend at Kentucky Derby, posted to Facebook, 2016.05.08.

All you can eat for five bucks is a heck of a deal. An eager reader suggests that it would almost be cost-effective to close down operations at the Banquet in Sioux Falls or the Mission in Rapid those nights, buy tickets for the local homeless and low-income folks, and send them over to have AFP dinner. Maybe Floyd “Deacon Pete” Pickett will return to Sioux Falls to serve the homeless on Monday. A full five-dollar meal would certainly be more filling than the coffee and fineries he bought for his flock at Josiah’s last summer.

Plus, that five bucks buys not just food but food for thought, as diners get to hear from Denver political consultant and occasional Fox News chatter Caleb Bonham, who could tell the Banquet and Mission clientele how they can all improve their lot in life if they just express their faith in public and stay away from liberal colleges.

Neither Koch brothers buffet is in a convenient downtown location, so a benefactor handing out tickets at the downtown libraries would want to provide van rides out to the events. Again, that would be no problem for Pickett; just have humanitarian Rod Aycox send another check!


  1. clcjm 2016-05-15 00:09

    Hey, Mark, could we get that documentary shown here in Minnehaha county? Maybe at Forum or the county mtg? How long is it?

  2. leslie 2016-05-15 06:04

    I’m there. Full report to follow. I hate these bastard 1%ers. Didja hear Texas oilman pickens say he’s voting for trump and doesn’t care because he’ll be dead soon ? True patriot.

  3. caheidelberger Post author | 2016-05-15 08:20

    Leslie! Get pictures! See if they’ll let you record the speech—maybe make a tripod for your camera out of the buffet chicken legs.

  4. leslie 2016-05-20 00:53

    sorry cory, missed it. what an intrepid reporter am I? not :(

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