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Rick Weiland Speaks to Brown County Dems Tonight

It figures that I’d be on my way to Sioux Falls for the ACLU Cheers for Liberty event (today, 5 p.m., Hilton Garden Inn, 201 E 8th St.) when Rick Weiland comes to Aberdeen to speak to the Brown County Democratic Party! Weiland will be here tonight at 7 p.m. to speak on the “Trifecta of Reform” we have on our ballot this year:

  1. Amendment T, which would end gerrymandering by establishing an independent commission to draw Legislative district boundaries;
  2. Amendment V, which would make county, Legislative, gubernatorial, and Congressional elections nonpartisan; and
  3. Initiated Measure 22, which would reëstablish the statewide ethics commission after a 38-year absence, put new reporting requirements and limits on lobbying and campaign fundraising, and create an optional small-donor public campaign finance system.

Passing any one of those three reforms will give more South Dakotans the chance to participate in fairer elections. Passing all three may approach revolutionary.

Democrats and Democrat-curious neighbors, come hear Weiland explain these ballot measures and join the Brown County Democrats for Gypsy Day Parade prep and other work we’ll do to win on ballot measures and candidate races in November!

p.s.: Neither Weiland nor the Brown County Democrats will bring black-shirted thug-wannabes  to throw out interested attendees who disagree with them. But they will appreciate polite questions and participation.


  1. Steve Parson 2016-09-29 14:15

    So what, like 5 people will be there?

  2. caheidelberger Post author | 2016-09-29 16:02

    Maybe six if you come, Steve! Bring friends, get educated before you vote!

  3. Roger Cornelius 2016-09-29 18:07

    5 is better than zero.

  4. Darin Larson 2016-09-29 19:24

    Steve, you will probably have to take off your shoes to count all the people there.

  5. happy camper 2016-09-30 10:50

    If only 5 show don’t miss a discussion that you could have with him. I feel fortunate to have run in to him when he was in our town. He’s very social and no surprise a good debater. Fun, nice guy, but he was wrong about a few things. The disagreement was pleasant he seems real not fake. Hillary is so completely lacking spontaneity she’s monitoring herself like a computer. It’s probably a nervous condition making her head fly around, anyway that’s what’s fun about Trump he is basically a carnival barker. Unapologetic. Everyone is such a crybaby today. Cry and you shall receive. Somebody has to put the brakes on that. Interesting how many people from our town of origin are making an impact state wide.

  6. caheidelberger Post author | 2016-10-02 19:46

    Hap, I agree that Rick is a good conversationalist. I’ll even agree that I’d vote for President Weiland before I’d vote for President Clinton.

    Trump may be “fun” (as long as you’re not the regular citizen or a member of a group he chooses to savage to boost his own ratings), but he is also what’s wrong with this country. He is not an antidote to any perceived crybabiness; he is an opposite affliction. Refusing to acknowledge and apologize for one’s sins is at least as bad as demanding that others apologize for actions that aren’t sins.

  7. happy camper 2016-10-03 18:39

    Trump makes many valid points against Hillary which doesn’t mean you should vote for him but you should know who you are voting for, and he exposes her (as she is also trying to do), but she is a fake! Her wheels are spinning constantly: if I say this this is the most likely consequence, so I better say this, cause this is less risky, more acceptable, even if she doesn’t really believe it. Eventually even your solid head would spin around. She has no core other than to win Donald is proud of it.

  8. happy camper 2016-10-03 18:57

    Anyone who has risen to the height of presidency has already sold their soul

  9. Roger Cornelius 2016-10-03 19:29

    I’d take Hitler over Trump in a New York minute because as we know when Hitler was backed into a corner he committed suicide.
    Trump is too egotistical to kill himself.

  10. happy camper 2016-10-03 19:57

    Like a NY minute dream weaver fact is when it comes down to it Trump would do more for our country than Hillary Clinton because he cares about his own interests in our country she cares about power and position. They’re not much different from one another like 5th and 6th graders sticking tongues at one another.

  11. Roger Cornelius 2016-10-03 20:40

    In your face Donald Trump!

    Hillary Clinton and Secretary of State John Kerry were just nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for their Iran deal.

    In the meantime Trump is fighting with Miss Universe, dodging taxes, and characterizing U.S. Soldier with PTSD as weak.

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