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Adelstein Urges Lakota Friends to Put Sutton Over the Top

Here’s one Republican who doesn’t believe in suppressing minority voters:

Stan Adelstein, Facebook post, 2018.10.26: " I am 87 years old, so many Lakota people will remember my friendship and working with Dennis Banks and Russel Means. This year the Lakota people have the power to change—yes to change—who is governor. To do so, everyone needs to vote for Billie Sutton. You can do that by voting absentee on every weekday now through Monday, November 5th or in person on election day, November 6th. This election is tied right now, but I think they have forgotten the Lakota people--especially those who live on reservations--again. You alone can break that tie. You can vote absentee at SuAnne Big Crow Center in Pine Ridge, Eagle Nest Life Center in Wanblee, Todd County Highway Building in Mission, or Tripp/Todd County Auditor in Winner. YOU Can make it happen."
Stan Adelstein, Facebook post, 2018.10.26.

Former Republican legislator and prominent Rapid City Republican Stan Adelstein (not to mention long-time sponsor of this blog) reminds all of his Lakota friends to get out and vote in this very close election.

Related: According to the University of Virginia Center for Politics “Sabato’s Crystal Ball,” in ten months, Billie Sutton has moved South Dakota’s gubernatorial race from Safe Republican, through Likely Republican and Leans Republican, has updated its rating of South Dakota’s race for Governor from Leans Republican to Toss-Up. Lakota voters, jump on that curve, and you could make South Dakota’s Governor’s race Safe Democratic by Election Day!


  1. Debbo 2018-10-27 15:09

    C’mon folks! Make it happen! Be good to yourselves!

  2. OldSarg 2018-10-27 21:48

    Ok, let me see if I can understand the history of these men in relation to using them as a sign of support: Dennis Banks killed Annie Mae Aquash. A Native American woman. Suzanne Dupree says she was raped by Russell Means. Stan wants all the Lakota to remember his friendship and working with Dennis and Russell as a show of his support. So how is this a good thing? Seems to me using men that commit violence against Native American women isn’t a good thing. Do I not understand what a good thing is?

  3. jerry 2018-10-27 23:04

    Old Sayoc is back to the lies that we now see perpetuate the white nationalist terrorism.
    The paytroll is a danger to a free society. Old Sayoc post is not true like the many he troll posts.

  4. grudznick 2018-10-27 23:38

    Actually, Mr. OldSarg here is making a good point. I understand how out-of-staters wouldn’t comprehend this, but that’s a really good point. Tomorrow, at breakfast at Tally’s we will put this on the agenda. grudznick still controls the agenda, so I can promise you it will be discussed.

  5. jerry 2018-10-27 23:49

    White nationalistic anti-Semites always make sense to one another. You and Old Sayoc ought to get together and discuss different ways to mail bombs and other terrorist threats against a democracy. As long as you control the agenda, then ask yourself why the hate.

  6. jerry 2018-10-27 23:55

    The courage of Mr. Adelstein is clear and astounding. His request is to open the doors that have been nailed shut by white nationalists to keep the Native voters shut out of democracy. Mr. Adelstein knows full well that we do not bother to count them in unemployment numbers because it would prove beyond a doubt the dismal economy we think we have from a failure of leadership. This day of mourning in particular shows why you Mr. Grudznick and your new found sidekick old Sayoc are relics of the past that should never be allowed into common conversation without a disclaimer of the type of human being’s you have become, white nationalists.

  7. OldSarg 2018-10-28 05:57

    “I wondered how I would feel this day, since I was 17 & was raped by Means while he was on the Trail Of Broken Treaties in 1972” ~ Looking Back Woman, Suzanne Dupree

  8. Cory Allen Heidelberger Post author | 2018-10-28 08:05

    I wish I could join you for breakfast at Tally’s I hope you will also include on the agenda discussion of the importance of the Native vote.

    None of the crimes Means committed or is alleged to have committed change the merits of the call for every Lakota person to work for change by voting in this election.

  9. OldSarg 2018-10-28 08:37

    Is Stan supporting Means and Banks ay different than having a white man express his support of Hitler to show his support of the German people? Bad form all the way around.

  10. mike from iowa 2018-10-28 08:49

    OldSniffshizownbutt is a Lakota culture expert. Just ask it.

  11. jerry 2018-10-28 09:03

    Old Sayoc brings up an allegation, which was never adjudicated. This means even more of a need for someone like Randy Seiler to be our Attorney General, to fight for Native justice. White nationalist’s like Old Sayoc and his sidekicks, show why more than ever Mr. Adelstein is correct on urging Native Americans to vote! Have you had enough yet? Vote Democratic!

  12. mike from iowa 2018-10-28 09:19

    Tomorrow, at breakfast at Tally’s we will put this on the agenda. grudznick still controls the agenda, so I can promise you it will be discussed.

    Now if Grudzilla can convince OldSniffshizownbutt that breakfast is the one and only proper place to discuss his feeble attempt to hijack Cory’s blog, that would be a major breakthrough.

  13. jerry 2018-10-28 09:55

    More Russian trolling from the white nationalists. Here is how they get their paytroll checks and who pays them. “Russian National Charged with Interfering in U.S. Political System
    A criminal complaint was unsealed in Alexandria, Virginia, today charging a Russian national for her alleged role in a Russian conspiracy to interfere in the U.S. political system, including the 2018 midterm election. Assistant Attorney General for National Security John C. Demers, U.S. Attorney G. Zachary Terwilliger of the Eastern District of Virginia, and FBI Director Christopher Wray made the announcement after the charges were unsealed.

    “Today’s charges allege that Russian national Elena Alekseevna Khusyaynova conspired with others who were part of a Russian influence campaign to interfere with U.S. democracy,” said Assistant Attorney General Demers. “Our nation is built upon a hard-fought and unwavering commitment to democracy. Americans disagree in good faith on all manner of issues, and we will protect their right to do so. Unlawful foreign interference with these debates debases their democratic integrity, and we will make every effort to disrupt it and hold those involved accountable.”

    Native voters, vote to save your country. Vote to support the flags that are carried with pride at all pow wows and social events. Do not let enemies further erode what few precious resources you still have. Vote Democratic!

  14. OldSarg 2018-10-28 10:21

    You people would support the devil himself to have your candidate win. Pathetic actually. Think about this: You are cheering for a man who shows his support for Native Americans by using the names of two men that were both involved in murder, rapes and the abuse of the very people they claim they supported.

    I’m actually glad you fools don’t live here in South Dakota it just helps prove what little you even know about our state. By the way, just a little story for you: It is said Russell Means was castrated on a pool table in Oelrich one night by two brothers of a girl Means raped.

  15. bearcreekbat 2018-10-28 11:24

    Let’s see. If I recall correctly, didn’t OS strenuously defend Kavanaugh from an allegation of attempted rape because the allegation was based primarily on the alleged victim’s sworn testimony, and, you know, the presumption of innocence.

    Let’s see, what is the objective difference between Kavanaugh and Means that would prompt the opposite public statements by OS?

  16. jerry 2018-10-28 11:24

    White nationalists like you Old Sayoc, are the devil himself, sent to undermine democracy with your incessant Russian trolling. Get your paytroll check and keep showing your arse.

  17. Porter Lansing 2018-10-28 11:30

    “The only way to deal with the Indian problem in South Dakota is to put a gun to AIM leaders’ heads and pull the trigger.”- William Janklow
    It’s easy, so many years on, to forget the tumult of the civil rights era: the blood in the streets. Between 1976 and 1999, four grand juries took up the Aquash case without producing any arrests.
    It’s a given among Indians that the F.B.I. engineered Annie Mae Aquash’s murder as a way of scaring and destabilizing AIM. It’s something they’ve passed down to their kids, almost like a legend: The F.B.I. killed her and covered it up, and therefore there was no way the federal government could bring justice to the Native American people.
    Arlo Looking Cloud – John Graham – Theda Nelson Clark and the women’s Pie Patrol killed Aquash. Accusing Dennis Banks is just “idiot fuel”.

  18. bearcreekbat 2018-10-28 11:33

    And don’t get me wrong, OS. I’m not defending anyone, rather, I am just trying to understanding your thinking on the matter of sexual abuse accusations.

    And one more factor – Apparently Russell Means did not drink of alcohol, while Kavanaugh voraciously consumed his beer during the time in question. Is that the important factor in your mind OS?

  19. mike from iowa 2018-10-28 12:04

    OldSniffshizownbutt is whining because us outsiders disagree with his alternative vision of fiction against Dennis Banks.

    I did not see Banks name on the Looking Cloud guilty of murder decision. Must be something only Lakota culture experts can see.

  20. jerry 2018-10-28 12:24

    White nationalists like Old Sayoc only know that Stan Adelstein is Jewish so he can show his hatred not for the message, but for the man himself. Old Sayoc and his white nationalist cronies also get a twofer as they can then degrade Native’s as well with their lies and contempt.

  21. Debbo 2018-10-28 16:58

    Mike said, “OldSniffshizownbutt.”
    Makes me think of a mangy old mutt walking down a dirt road, stopping to smell every pile of droppings he comes across, and rolling in some of them.

  22. Debbo 2018-10-28 17:04

    In Georgia the Pootiepublicans/Nationalists/White Racists Party is going crazy trying to stop the Black vote, but the citizens of Georgia just keep coming back at them. They’ve got Plans A, B, C, D, E, etc. The good citizens plan to elect Georgia’s first Black governor, Stacey Abrams, and the Racist Party just can’t stand it.


    The POC, young people and women are saving this nation.

  23. OldSarg 2018-10-28 18:47

    Debbo, are you familiar with Blexit? Black Americans are leaving the democratic slum in favor of their independence. It’s gaining steam much like the Trump election. There really is no stopping the movement. In a way it is sad. As the internet allowed more people access to information out of what the democrats and media allowed people to see they became awakened to the lies that have been fed to them by leftist. Now the democrats will be left alone on their own to try and suck the money out of just the Hollywood (with money from “acting), communist, BLM and Antifa misfits, which the latter have no money. As the power of the leftist fades Americans will once again be able to enjoy their own earnings without the burden of feeding the leeches. It has been a long battle but now we have a Warrior. We understand Trump is not a gentleman but we didn’t hire a gentleman. We hired a Warrior.

  24. Porter Lansing 2018-10-28 21:13

    Blexit is Kanye and Kanye is a Tom – said every black American ever…

  25. jerry 2018-10-28 21:38

    More drivel from the white nationalist, old Sayoc. Hire is not the correct description, paid off works better by your Russian ally’s, the same ones who provide your paytroll. The warrior is Putin and he is winning..unless we stop him by voting out the likes of Dirty Johnson and his Russian connections for starters. Without the vote, we are further weakening our Democracy that is only as good as its people’s involvement. Win by 3,000,000 but still lose, then win by double that to take it all!

    Kanye is a mentally disturbed man who got enslaved with praise to be put on display by trump as what white nationalists view all black folks, Jewish folks and all folks of color…less than human, flawed. They are now coming for Catholics with investigations of the Church and it’s finances. Vote and vote Democratic! Put the white nationalists back into the bottle and seal it, that genie is pure evil.

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