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Call Jessica to Ride Tapio’s Party-Hate Bus, Says Brown County GOP

The Brown County Republican Party is complicit in the local anti-immigrant nativism that Senators Neal Tapio, Lance Russell, and Al Novstrup have been stoking in Aberdeen. The Brown County GOP’s latest public Facebook post point to an online newsletter encouraging people to, among other things, sign up to ride a bus to Pierre to promote fear of refugees:

Brown County Republicans screen cap
Brown County Republicans, newsletter screen cap, 2018.02.20.
Brown County Republicans, bottom of newsletter, highlighted and screen capped, 2018.02.20.
Brown County Republicans, bottom of newsletter, highlighted and screen capped, 2018.02.20.

A bus will be leaving Aberdeen Wednesday, February 21 to go to Pierre, for those interested in SB200, a Refuge [sic] Bill.  This bill will be in committee Wednesday at 10am. Call Jessica, 216-8694, for details. State Senator Neal Tapio is providing transportation [link mine; Brown County Republican Party, online newsletter, linked on BCGOP Facebook page 2018.02.19].

If you want a seat on Neal’s hate bus, call Jessica at 216-8694. That’s Jessica Carroll, who, unlike the other trembling cowards who attend our local hate rallies, has been willing to put her name on the record as supporting the spreading of irrational fear and hatred of our neighbors.

Neal’s hate bus sounds like the most dreadful way to travel out and back to our state’s capital. But since the Brown County Republicans are promoting the trip, maybe we have to call the hate bus the Party bus. And this Party bus is one more signal that the foul crypto-Klan meetings that have been popping up in Aberdeen and elsewhere in our fair state are not merely a fringe movement of racist malcontents but vile demonstrations backed by key county organizations  and leaders of the South Dakota Republican Party.


  1. OldSarg 2018-02-20 20:07

    Is “Dreams of our citizen’s success” now called fear?

    It’s getting hard to keep up being everyone is so busy being racist, homophobic, mysogmist and whatever label you decide to redefine. . .

  2. DSkull 2018-02-20 20:24

    You and internet trolls like yourself are the only ones redefining those words OldSarge AKA Kevin Vogel of Rapid City, SD.

  3. Roger Cornelius 2018-02-20 20:45

    OldSarg seems to be suffering from anatidaephobia.
    We should all offer our thoughts and prayers.

  4. jerry 2018-02-20 21:19

    Wonder if Tapioca’s besty, Jeff James Dale Guckert, will be driving da bus. One of the criteria is that all riders must either wear fake Indian head dress outfits, or hard hats, biker outfits, or the candy man police outfits, call Tapioca, he knows where the best deals are. The bus will be swaying to the sounds of YMCA with many sly giggles.

    Funny how Tapioca, Little Al, and Lancealot are not the least bit concerned with the Russian attacks on our soil, but instead go after those who are defenseless.

  5. Greg Deplorable 2018-02-20 22:08

    Bus? WTF….was Lora’s Hubbelcraft already booked?

  6. Jason 2018-02-21 00:16


    You like to say racism a lot. When you are you going to prove it? I can prove it faster than you. Democrats think that you are not intelligent based on your skin color. My evidence is University application rules.

  7. Cory Allen Heidelberger Post author | 2018-02-21 06:27

    I like to say things that reflect reality. You like to say things just to argue… and to preserve a failing worldview by resorting to distractions.

    Neal’s bus is fueled by racism. That’s the topic here, and I’m sticking to it. Citing other people whom you think are racist does not change or justify the racism of Tapio and his Klan.

  8. Cory Allen Heidelberger Post author | 2018-02-21 06:30

    Greg, Lora Hubbel would be lucky to be as organized—or just plain rich—to rent a Hubbelcraft as Tapio is. He apparently can write a check for a bus and get the GOP to promote his Klan rides. Hubbel is still waiting to flip her house to fund her campaign.

  9. jerry 2018-02-21 09:04

    Tapioca wants to take NOem’s place by following the Russian game plan, Krebs wants to do the same as they both have stated more or less. Here is what the republican’s knew about Russia documented in their house leaders words.The Republican Party and its use of Russian disinformation.

    “In recent weeks the public has learned a great deal more about how extensive the Russian disinformation campaign was last year. And just yesterday, the new CIA Director, Mike Pompeo, once again confirmed that Wikileaks acted on behalf of Russia last year and warned that people promoting its materials could be doing the bidding of a hostile foreign power.


    There was little doubt that this material was coming from the Russian government. As Paul Ryan recently said, “We all knew this before the election. We all knew Russia was trying to meddle with our election.” The CIA briefed Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell about the Russian campaign in September.


    So to be clear — the Republican Party of the United States knowingly used materials provided by a hostile foreign power in an American election. It continued to use these materials for months after it was known they were coming from Russia, and for months after they were asked to stop using them by the Democratic Party and even other Republican leaders.”

    Simple stuff. Democrats equal patriotism and a love for country with national security always. The other guys in the congress, not so much. They all now seem to have a love for Borshch and will share recipes on the ride.

    South Dakota voters should be clear that a vote for a republican, like these comrades, is a vote for Vladamir Putin and the Russian regime he represents. It cannot be more clear than that, as that is what they admit to. NOem was in the loop on this as well. Do we want a governor that has ties to our foreign enemy? Tapioca throws the smoke screen to frighten voters into forgetting who the real enemy here is, it sure as hell is not the immigrants.

  10. Tara Volesky 2018-02-21 10:29

    Cory the GOP leadership is 100% for immigration and refugees. They are trafficking these people in for slave labor. It’s all about the mone for the meatpacking plants and corporations. Don’t let them fool you. The Conservative wing of the Republican party is against it.

  11. Curt 2018-02-21 19:51

    Do you think ‘Refuge’ was a typo? Remember the axiom that “Patriotism (especially false patriotism) is the last refuge of a scoundrel.” I bet it was an interesting bus ride.

  12. Cory Allen Heidelberger Post author | 2018-02-21 21:48

    Curt, I think it would have been the worst bus ride on the prairie.

    Plus, they lost, with no one from South Dakota showing up to testify the bill, Senate State Affairs killing it 8–1, and the only voter for the bill, our own Al Novstrup, exposing his full racism by calling for racial and ethnic profiling.

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