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Johnson Mad About Unproductive Republican Chaos: “Blind Ambition Has Distorted This Process Enough”

Dusty Johnson is cross:

Dusty won’t get Nancy Mace’s vote now, but maybe he’s the unblindly ambitious problem-solver who could win 218 votes to become Speaker of the House.


  1. jerry 2023-10-21 08:49

    Squishy Johnson picks on a girl when he should’ve said something, other than praise, for a bully.

  2. John 2023-10-21 08:52

    Hahahaha, Small Johnson and Nancy Mace were made for each other. Mace was against trump before she was for him. She can’t hold a domestic relationship, much less a political relationship. Johnson pals with election deniers – both McCarthy and Gym Jordan. Loser Johnson tagged onto team Loser Gym Jordan – knowing that Jordan passed NO legislation in his 16 years in congress, that Jordan is a flamethrower not a builder, and is the biggest election denier in congress.
    Watch what Small Johnson does, not what he says.

    If South Dakota had a democratic party . . . that party and its ought to have several mouth pieces should be ripping Johnson a new one. Daily. Instead of commenting on good (or poor) governance; the SD democratic party gives us crickets. And they wonder why they lose.

  3. Rambler 2023-10-21 09:18

    I find it especially rich that Dusty (and other Republicans) cast some blame on Democrats including President Biden for the complete dysfunction within the House GOP caucus. While he may projecting anger in his media interviews, if I truly believed he was serious he and the others in his caucus would not be taking a few days off yet again before trying to solve their own serious problems. It’s just as rich that so many of them will immediately fundraise over their incompetence. In my world and most others as well, you solved your major problems before taking time off. It’s truly pathetic!

  4. Eve Fisher 2023-10-21 09:58

    Dusty voted for groomer-protector and political arsonist Gym Jordan in all three votes, so he has lost ALL credibility with me.

  5. All Mammal 2023-10-21 09:58

    And they go so hard to implement extra work requirements to receive social security benefits for people with disabilities and keep trying to cut funding for TANF while expecting their government checks to clear. Able bodied and all. Search those souls, guys. Hope you can find them. Just step up, Congressman Dusty.

  6. All Mammal 2023-10-21 10:05

    Ms. Fisher- the entire party is all in on sexual crimes as far as I’m concerned, too. Every one of them supports it. Including their voters. Especially the R party in SD. We all knew Trump is a rapist and Jordan abides abuse and the rest of the people who are ok with that are just as sick.

  7. grudznick 2023-10-21 10:08

    Except grudznick, Ms. Mammal. grudznick disavows Mr. President Trump.

  8. Donald Pay 2023-10-21 10:11

    Yeah, did Johnson ever cross over to vote for a Democrat for Speaker? Did any Republican vote for Nancy Pelosi for Speaker? I’d be for a system where there were no political parties, or “factions” as the leaders in 1789 called them. But that way leading, if it ever was reality, broke down quickly in the 1790s. You would have to change a lot of the way the House operates to get to a system where the Speaker is a non-political office. It’s worth a discussion, though, but Johnson probably doesn’t want to have that discussion.

    In the meantime, what was Johnson thinking about when he voted for Jordan for Speaker? No one is more inept at leading than Jordan. The only way he garnered votes was to have surrogates threaten people with primaries or death.

  9. Mark Mowry 2023-10-21 10:29

    Then again we don’t know that Dusty wasn’t one of the Republicans who voted against Jim Jordan in their ‘secret ballot’, do we? Set ’em up just to knock ’em down maybe.

  10. John 2023-10-21 10:32

    Small Johnson had the opportunity to ACT in the interest of governing . . . but Loser Small Johnson FAILED to vote for Steve Scalise, but instead voted for Loser Gym Johnson 3 times. Johnson SHOWED he had no interest in governing. Johnson SHOWED his interest was in election denying, throwing firebombs, and burning the house down. (Mind you that Scalise was far from a good candidate for speaker (David Duke without the baggage) – yet that shows how far the modern republican party has circled the drain.)

  11. sx123 2023-10-21 11:04

    Dusty as speaker would be good. Who else would you suggest?

  12. O 2023-10-21 11:25

    My Dear Grudznick, I don’t consider it disavowing a candidate until you check the box next to his or her opponent’s name on the ballot.

  13. Donald Pay 2023-10-21 11:50

    Johnson, I’m sorry to say, is Exhibit A of the gutless moderate, I’m actually somewhat surprised that some Republican moderates held out against Jordan in the public vote on Friday. But once those moderates got behind closed doors in a secret vote, they finally skittered out from their baby blankets. There were a lot of chickensh*t Republicans willing to blackballed Jordon’s Speakership. I bet Johnson was one of them. No guts Johnson, a true moderate.

  14. P. Aitch 2023-10-21 12:40

    USA can navigate the “Ship of Washington” without this dysfunctional House of Representatives until after November 2024 when liberals begin to “row the oars” of government and move America towards our “designated destiny”.

    “YEAH!” – LAKnight

  15. bearcreekbat 2023-10-21 13:38

    Dusty’s skirmish with Mace reminded me of a story that a friend told me the other evening during a poker tournament. He said:

    “I got in a nasty fight with a bigmouth at the club the other night, but I think I was winning until her boyfriend showed up.”

  16. Loren 2023-10-21 14:07

    Dusty supported Trump – 2 impeachments, 4 felony indictments, 1 conviction of sexual assault, numerous bankruptcies… FLOP! Dusty supported McCarthy, ring kisser and knee bender to the former. FIZZLE! Dusty supports Jordan – sexual assault ignorer, election denier, conspiracy theorist… KABOOM! Ya know, I’m starting to wonder about that kid! ;-)

  17. Arlo Blundt 2023-10-21 14:35

    Congressman Johnson is all over the map on this one…and it is an important time when he could be exercising some leadership. Instead, he is loyal to his Party Caucus regardless of the chaos. Then he steps back and double guesses everyone with a vocal but vague position. He’s painted himself into a corner.

  18. larry kurtz 2023-10-21 16:21

    Nick Tilsen for US House!

  19. John 2023-10-21 20:30

    Donald, spot on! Small Johnson is gutless. He’s not a moderate by any measure. If a moderate he’d oppose Gym Jordan, and would support Representatives like Buck (CO), Emmer (MN), or Cole (OK). Tiny Johnson has always followed the crowd, never led, and is all about going-along-to get-along. He’s stuck in middle school, acting as if he’s the 7th player on the Mitchell Legion ball team.

  20. sx123 2023-10-21 21:32

    I just figure if the Republicans need to pick someone, it might as well be someone from South Dakota. I expect Dusty can handle it.

  21. John 2023-10-22 05:29

    “True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country.” – Kurt Vonnegut
    . . . . or maybe your middle school class . . .

    Wisdom from the former Historian of the US House of Representatives . . . ‘ it hasn’t been this bad since before the Civil War’.
    And from Norm Ornstein, ‘republicans fired every Speaker for the past 30 years, except Dennis Hassert (who’s in prison for grooming and pedophilia (not a drag queen))’.

  22. e platypus onion 2023-10-22 08:31

    The last time mild mannered congressweasel Johnson ran into a phone booth a mosquito overpowered him and stole his lunch money and cape. Face it, Johnson is another enabler who has aided and abetted this cluster of a train wreck. He is not the answer and he is not the salvation lf his party. He is nothing, but toadt.

  23. Mike Lee Zitterich 2023-10-22 09:46


    This past Friday, I participated in a luncheon, hosted by the Minnehaha County Republican Party. The guest speakers were led by Anita Carrette who is the State coordinator for the program Teenpact – a program that educates, and teaches our youth civics 101, the political system, and of which allows our future generation to participate in the entire political process of learning how laws are made, to learning the difference between the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial Branches.

    Teen Pact is a Four Day Class and is a dynamic, hands-on leadership experience where students ages 13-19, learn about state government from a Christian worldview. Students gather to run for office, participate in a mock legislature, and learn about how they can be effective leaders in their community back home.

    Each day, the Students will start their day by participating in a Period of Worship, devoting themselves to protecting the Christian Religion, as well as touring the State Capitol Building in what is called a prayer walk, praying for our leaders, thus starting their day focused on the most important aspect of our lives – Faith, Religion, safeguarding our morals and values.

    Typically, their Scheduled Four Day Week Involves the Following Educational, and Informational Experiences:

    Learn How a Legislative Bill Becomes a Law by Creating their Own Mock Bills;
    Students Hold Committee Meetings broken down into their own Committee Types to discuss each bill;
    Participate in Class Elections, Campaigning for Class Officials, Officers, and Other Leadership Roles;
    Learning the Electoral Process of how Our Public Elections work, and are Conducted Every Two Years;
    They learn the Roles of Lobbyists and Citizens in the Legislative Process of Creating and Passing Laws;
    Most importantly, Students of whom have previously attended the Four Day Class – have a greater understanding of how our governmental system works, begin to involve themselves in current events, allowing them to develop their own opinions of how the government should respond to the people, as well how ‘we’ as Christians should respond within the system itself.

    During this period, they will learn how to draft, write, and produce a bill, not only by highlighting, and reviewing some of the current legislative bills, from the agenda, but by also making up their own mock bills of special interest to themselves. They get to make what they call a “Fun Bill” to which can be something funny, or cute, to then create a “Serious Bill” something that is meaningful to them, and of which they hope to more seriously change a current law adopted by the people yesterday.

    During our meeting, we had the chance to meet two of those students, Evelyn and Ella of whom each explained what Teen Pact is, and what it has meant to them personally, and how it has changed their viewpoints on how government works today.

    “Teen Pact has allowed me to learn that even though as young adults who cannot vote, it does not mean we do not play a role in our governmental process, we have learned that even as young adults, we have ways to directly influence others in how we conduct ourselves in all our daily roles in the government process, to writing bills, to lobbying for our interests and beliefs, to meeting with our legislative leaders to communicating with other adults today.” – Evelyn, 17 years old

    Ella, who is also a 17 year old student, elaborated further, “before teen pact, I really had no interests in the political, or governmental process, as a teenager, I was only concerned with what other teenagers do.”She further says, “thanks to teen pact, I have a greater understanding, and greater sense of how I can effect our public policy and participate with others.”

    God Made You to Be a Leader – According to Romans 12:8, “If it is to encourage, then give encouragement, if it is giving, then give generously, if it is to lead, do it diligently, and if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully.”

    The word for ‘lead’ is literally ‘the one who stands in front of.’ The same word is translated in reference to the church leaders in Thessalonica as those ‘over you.’

    In Timothy 3:14 (5-12), Paul is most certainly addressing those who have been given the gift of office to lead. The office could be in the church or it could be at home or at work. Paul calls upon those with this opportunity to lead with zeal, which can be translated as haste, diligence, earnestness.

    The goals of Teen Pact is attempting to fill the leadership void in America today, attempting to instill in our young people, ways of which they can lead. You do not need to be old enough to vote in order to impact your government, your community, or your world.

    The mission of Teen Impact is to inspire our youth in their relationship with Christ, and to train them, to get them to understand the political process, to value their liberty, to defend the Christian faith, and to engage the culture, that time in their lives when, typically, they do not care about such things.

    Teen Pact is about teaching our young children, as early as age 8 all the way up to age 19, in how a ‘Real Citizen’ can go about their daily lives, focused on becoming a great leader, and in the book titled Real Citizenship, written by Tim Echols, it challenges our young adults to think big, dream big, and seek to serve God & their fellow citizens by building a truly good and compassionate society.

    The Four Day State Class is held each year in Pierre, South Dakota, and goes from February 26th, on through March 1st, while you can register your own child, beginning on September 1, 2022 allowing them to participate in the 2024 Legislative Session.

    By motivating our Young Children today, to get more involved in our State, and Local Political Systems, and by introducing to them the Christian Faith, and the words of our Holy Scriptures, our young children will grow up to become great leaders.

    For More Information on Teen Pact, you may Reach Out to Anita Carrette @ (605) 261-5996 or

    You may also visit their website of which you can do online by visiting

  24. larry kurtz 2023-10-22 10:02

    christianity is a disease and worshiping a supernatural extraterrestrial is delusional.

  25. Rick 2023-10-22 11:39

    “Teen Pact” = Republican brainwashing the youth

  26. P. Aitch 2023-10-22 11:44

    Conflating politics and religion is why the Judaism/Islam problem never gets solved. Politics and religion each have their own buildings. Keep them where they belong and as far apart as possible. The SD legislature is especially guilty of this mistake.

  27. e platypus onion 2023-10-22 11:49

    First and foremost, Teenpact is a discipleship ministry. Another way to ram kristianity into public schools and brainwash magat kids with religious bullfeathers.

    These must be the new brand of special needs students whose parents apparently believe dragging the little darlings to church isn’t sufficient propagandizing their fertile minds.

  28. larry kurtz 2023-10-22 11:49

    That Zitterich is a groomer is hardly surprising.

  29. e platypus onion 2023-10-22 11:50

    I am gonna demand free and equal advertising for Pastafarians and their leader the Flying Spaghetti Monster.

  30. e platypus onion 2023-10-22 11:54

    You may also visit their website of which you can do online by visiting

    Since you are so informative, tell me what website to visit since I am not interested in your message?

  31. Mike Zitterich 2023-10-22 12:59

    By our very own Preamble, We are bound to God, and there is nothing you can do to change that, since the People of South Dakota placed GOD in their very own Constitution. And there is NO where in the U.S Constitution that separates Government and Religion. It merely keeps the federal government, by means of Congress from creating a national religion, hence, giving to one, more power over the other, let alone they cannot pass no federal law to restrict the establishment of religion. The PEOPLE OF SOUTH DAKOTA, of whom is a Sovereign, Independent, and Free Republic, absolutely protected by Article 6 of the U.S Constitution, have the full and protected right to use Religion in their administration and religous duties of the State. We do not indoctinate no one, and all citizens of the State have the volunteered right to participate in “OUR” Political Subdivision(s).

  32. Arlo Blundt 2023-10-22 13:08

    Mr. Zittrich–your problems are manifest. You’ve mistaken the Deist God of the Masonic Right for the Muscular Protestant isms of Johovah , the Thunderer, Bringer of Earthquakes and Floods. That’s not what the nominal Episcopalian, George Washington, the free thinking Franklin and Jefferson, and the Universalist New Englanders had in mind.

  33. larry kurtz 2023-10-22 13:27

    The Preamble says nothing about a divine creator.

    We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

  34. larry kurtz 2023-10-22 13:29

    The South Dakota Constitution is meaningless boilerplate.

  35. larry kurtz 2023-10-22 13:35

    I guess Zitterich believes everything state government tells him.

  36. larry kurtz 2023-10-22 13:42

    Liz Cheney said again today that Donald Trump is such a clear and present danger to the republic she’s probably going to run against him so that’s got to be putting a stain in Dusty’s diaper.

  37. larry kurtz 2023-10-22 13:46

    Taffy Howard has been ripping Dusty a new sphincter over his commitment to chaos.

  38. P. Aitch 2023-10-22 14:55

    When politics and religion are conflated, it leads to the privileging of certain religious beliefs over others. This results in the marginalization of individuals and groups who do not share these dominant religious beliefs. It also quashes their ability to fully participate in the political process and be treated equally under the law.
    Keep your religion out of our politics or our politics will remove your tax free status.

  39. Mike Lee Zitterich 2023-10-22 15:22

    ALL that matters to “WE” The People are as such:

    We, the people of South Dakota, grateful to Almighty God for our civil and religious liberties, in order to form a more perfect and independent government, establish justice, insure tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare and preserve to ourselves and to our posterity the blessings of liberty, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the state of South Dakota.” – Our Preamble.

    Democrats will continue to argue but the Democrats will always be wrong on constitutional basis of fact. NO WHERE in the U.S Constitution does it restrict the STATES, with the “States” being the “PEOPLE” of creating their own religous beliefs. UNTIL it clearly restricts us, “WE” will always have GOD in our daily lives, our government process, as well as upholding our laws, of which “WE” ORDAIN in the name of our Creator.

    GOD created man, and MAN created the State, and together, acting as REPUBLIC, the PEOPLE adopted GOD in everything we do both public and private.

    I also see, that the PRO-ABORTIONIST GROUP is having a tough time getting their signiatures, they are being chased away from our properties in nearly every county. This proves, that the PEOPLE of South Dakota does not support Abortion. WE are a Pro -Life State.


  40. Mike Lee Zitterich 2023-10-22 15:25

    It must really pissed off the Democrats that “WE” say a Public PRAYER before all public meetings, functions, and activities in S.D

    I am so Proud of being a South Dakotan, and so long as I am a live, WE shall always be a Christian State…

  41. larry kurtz 2023-10-22 15:31

    Lots of RVs with SD plates are southbound on I-25. Yes, three day blizzards, bomb cyclogenesis, polar vortices, tornadoes, flooding, habitat destruction, drought, wildfire potential and now another eight month winter is descending on the chemical toilet, sacrifice zone, perpetual welfare state and permanent disaster area that is South Dakota.

  42. larry kurtz 2023-10-22 15:46

    Since he’s not supporting Trump lots of West River Republicans are gunning for Dusty and even Bruce Whalen is mulling a third party or unaffiliated campaign for US House.

  43. jerry 2023-10-22 16:09

    Bruce Whalen?? Wow, he is the Pat Paulsen of South Dakota politics. Prolly get mikey z support.

  44. e platypus onion 2023-10-22 16:16

    Watch Zit’s tiny head explode when a Muslim or Pastafarian wants to lead off public meeting with a non-magat approved, non-kristian prayer.

  45. P. Aitch 2023-10-22 16:21

    “And it’s not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy toward people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.” – BHO

  46. larry kurtz 2023-10-22 17:47

    Watch Zit’s head explode when all the Bureau of Land Management and Forest Service land in South Dakota is remanded to the tribes.

  47. Mike Zitterich 2023-10-22 19:31

    Nah, part of being a Christian, is being kind, and thoughtful, and part of being constitutional, is being open to ALL RELIGIONS.

    Notice that in South Dakota, we invite all Religions into our public meetings to give a Public Prayer. We have had Native Americans, we have all denominations of the Christian Faith, and we are open to even Muslims and Jews to give public prayer.

    South Dakota may be predominantly Christian, but we follow the Constitution, and the constitutions all for ALL faiths. the Catholics cannot restrict the prostestants of doing what they want to do.

    Living in Pro-Life South Dakota, will always be our strongest core base of people.

  48. Mike Zitterich 2023-10-22 19:34

    And South Dakotan’s are NOT Anti-Immigrants, and for as much as Democrats love to lie, they will never win on those lies.

    South Dakotan’s believe in LEGAL IMMIGRATIONS, if you do not have your proper documents, your U.S PASSPORT and VISA’s (travel, work, resident), then WE shall NOT do business with any Immigrant intentionally breaking our laws.

  49. grudznick 2023-10-22 19:50

    Mr. Zitterich, grudznick appreciates the state your mind is in today with the tighter bloggings. I just wanted you to know, and sleep deep with that knowledge.

  50. grudznick 2023-10-22 19:53

    Lar, you and I have debated this, but I maintain the first lands to be given to quasi-tribal control, if they can even hire fellows and issue pay checks, should be the Interior Lands. Not the Agriculture Lands. Everybody gets undies twisted over Mount Rushmore, so they need to put up or shut up there. Take over the NPS parks.

  51. jim 2023-10-22 20:22

    I have a question on the subject of electing a Speaker of the House.

    Why can’t the Democrats in the House just pick an acceptable Republican to vote for – and force Republicans to vote on him/her? (By acceptable, I mean one that supports Ukraine and American democracy etc.) Do this until there are 217 votes for one of them. Voting again and again for Hakeem Jeffries is pointless.

    Seems wiser than letting a Jim Jordan type win. Doesn’t it? Really. Doesn’t it?

  52. grudznick 2023-10-22 20:34

    grudznick cannot answer your question with certainty, Mr. jim, but it is because the libbies are hell bent on wrecking our nation.

  53. grudznick 2023-10-22 20:38

    Mr. Zitterich, grudznick believes the Christians who control your weak mind, for religion is for the weak minded, are out to destroy our nation.

    What say you?

  54. O 2023-10-22 20:57

    Jim, in a reasonable world you may have a viable option, but ANY Republican House Speaker assigns committees, chooses the legislative agenda, really decides the process of the House. Why would Democrats vote to give the power away? What GOP candidate — even the most reasonable — will give prominent roles to the opposition party and their agenda? I’m not even sure that the GOP Caucus could swing the dozen or so votes to team up with the Democrats.

    Why not have a few Republicans join to put Jeffries in as Speaker?

  55. O 2023-10-22 21:02

    Mr. Zitterich, I STRONGLY object to your identifying SD as “Pro-Life” based on how you allow so many to go without health care (opposing Medicaid expansion), opposing universal health care (even for young mothers and children), and the despicable underfunding of nursing home care. Those are not pro-life positions, sir.

  56. grudznick 2023-10-22 21:04

    Mr. O is correct. South Dakota has been proven as a pro-choice state over and over again, in many arenas. This is where the Medicaid and ACA and freedom from abortion restrictions really come home to roost. In South Dakota. The Freest State of them all.

  57. grudznick 2023-10-22 21:30

    Mr. Zitterich, grudznick mistyped. I should have typed “Mr. O is CORRECT. South Dakota has been PROVEN, PROVEN I SAY as a pro-choice state, OVER and over again.”

    CAPS, young sir. CAPS.

  58. jim 2023-10-22 21:36

    I seriously doubt that a single House Republican will ever vote for Hakeem Jeffries. Nor will they deal with Democrats openly. But the Democrats can virtually choose the Speaker of the House by voting for a Republican that could also gain the support of an element of Republican members.

    The next Speaker will be a Republican. Democrats can be involved in that choice or leave it to the crazy wing of the Republican Party to do the choosing. At this point, I don’t see a better alternative.

  59. All Mammal 2023-10-22 22:04

    Jim- Congressmen Hakeem Jeffries and Jamie Raskin have both publicly said the democrats would gladly elect a neutral-ish person for speaker. They even suggested Liz Cheney or the Independent man from Maine, I forgot his name.

    The dems are truly ready to work for the people. They have expressed their idea but the repubs aren’t done squabbling. The dems would probably even settle for Rep. Dusty Johnson. He should have schmoozed his way to a quick vote Friday, I thought.

    As long as the speaker isn’t maga or racist or a rape enabler…. which is hard to find in the conservative party these days.

    I’d nominate Arnold Schwarzenegger.

  60. jim 2023-10-22 22:14

    Well, then the Dems should vote for Dusty Johnson or Tom Emmer or someone… and see what happens. I doubt Liz Cheney would gain the five votes but hey… who knows. Act now or get what the Republicans give you. This is huge.

  61. P. Aitch 2023-10-22 22:17

    Liberal politics is ideal and is focused on addressing societal challenges (poverty, inequality, and climate change) which improve the well-being of all citizens.
    Conflating religion with politics diverts attention away from these pressing issues and instead prioritizes selfish religious agendas and destructive dogmas that do not serve the common good or long-term interests of society.

  62. P. Aitch 2023-10-22 22:19

    PS … “Got your goat, Mr. Zitterich.” 👈🏾

  63. jim 2023-10-22 22:24

    Why not?

    If I were Hakeem Jeffries – I would start voting for Republicans from most reasonable on down. One of them will get the needed votes or Republicans will make themselves look even worse than they do now. But be realistic. Support Republican Speaker candidates that have a real shot of gaining sufficient Republican votes in the House to attain a majority.

  64. jim 2023-10-22 22:39

    It would be historic!

    In these circumstances, the Democrats really can choose the Republican Speaker. It may tick off some of the MAGA crowd, but it is possible. Tell me why it can’t be done?

  65. Mike Lee Zitterich 2023-10-22 22:46

    The First American Revolutionary Period was 1763 to 1783, and a time frame to creating the United States of America, and placing our new “government” went as such:

    1763, the First Peace Treaty of Paris allowed several land divisions to change hands between Great Britain, France, and Spain.

    Between 1764 to 1774, the British and the Americans began discussions trying to find a balance approach to governing over the Northeastern Territory aka the 13 British Colonies…

    Beginning in 1775, it was learned that the two sides could not find a peaceful, or agreed upon means of governing the Territory…
    In 1776, the Northeast Territory (13 Colonies) agreed to sign resolutions, to agree to adopt a Formal Declaration to Become Sovereign People, with the ability to govern themselves, tax themselves, making themselves EQUAL to the “Monarch”…
    Then in 1777, they adopt the Articles of Confederation, thus Organizing the Northeastern Territory as the United States of America, thus putting in place their Temporary Government, of which each Colony would Choose a Delegate to a Continential Congress to set policy, that Congress would appoint Congressional President to serve 1 year each, and together, would adopt Ordinances, Codes, and Rules to Govern the Territory…
    Between 1778 to 1782 became the “Transition Period” from the Old British Government, to the newly created American Government, under what now has been determined to be a Temporary Govt. and during the year 1783, the two sides finally decided to call a peace, and Sign the Second Peace Treaty of Paris which would ultimately decide the terms agreed to.
    They would agree to the following terms:

    Pay Restitutions to All British Loyalists, Citizens for all Lands within the territory which would now by conveyed to the United States, they would agree to pay back British Loans to the Bank of London, and they would agree to Establish a Central Bank.
    In 1785, they adopt the Northwest Ordinance (amended in 1788), which was a plan to give to convey to the United States the Northwest Territory as well, of which would set planning and zoning codes which would lead to the creation of 5 New States in the future – Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana.
    It would then be the Period between 1786 to 1792 of which would become the period of which the Americans would establish their Permanent, and Fulltime Central Government of which they would create in their Image…
    By 1789, they Adopted the United States Constitution, which put in place that Government, of which the Old Congress transitioned into the New Congress, of which was done in 3 steps…

    The Continential Congress (1787-1788 and 1789-90) would proceed over this transition, as the following New Congress Came into Power:

    1st Class of Senators were Installed for the Term of 1791-92; along with the first class in the U.S House (each a two year term);
    2nd Class of Senators were Installed for the Term of 1793-94, along with the second class in the U.S House;

    3rd Class of Senators were Installed for the Term of 1795-96; along with the third class in the U.S House…
    The SENATORS could serve 6 years, so long as the State Legislators reaffirmed them, while the U.S HOUSE members had to run for re-electon every two years, allowing the People to change their minds..

    Remember the PEOPLE of the States elected their Legislators every two years, so the Legislators could then change the U.S Senator(s) every two years if they so choose as well..
    From 1789 to 1913 – over a period of 6 years, the Legislators and the People could replace their “representatives” every two years, meaning, under these rules, SOUTH DAKOTA could easily have chosen 9 new Congressman over a 6 year period…while choosing a NEW President every 4 years.
    Today, with No Speaker of the House – the Congressmen in the HOUSE are saying, “WE” expect to pass no new laws for a period of two years, or until a new President is chosen, meaning, this may be a fight between the Neocon-Republicans and Democrats vs the American First Republicans…
    What we could be seeing, is that “Transition” from the Corporate Deep State Government, back to the “REPUBLIC” that existed prior 1871.
    With NO SPEAKER, the HOUSE cannot pass any legislation, and with no SPEAKER, the Senate and House battle it out over what to do with the Finances, and how to manage the Federal Government in the mean time while the Trial of Donald Trump, and the Investigation of Joe Biden is being settled…

    This essentially brings all “Business of the Government” to a hault, until they work out their differences and the States decide their New President…
    Think About It – They Have Stalled the Congressional Term of 2023-24, which allows for a brief “recess” to take place until the next Congressional Term of 2025-26 may begin.

  66. ABC 2023-10-23 00:15

    Wow has this turned into the Grudz-zitt blog?

    Just a hearty editorial saying Dustin Johnson, his real name, wobbles a lot on supporting a speaker who has any integrity. Johnson’s wobbling, of course, does not affect the trajectory and spin of the earth and the planets, of course.

    Grudz and Zitt like to camp out on our blog.

    Some of us know that our possibilities are unlimited.

    This is true.

    Johnson’s wobbling? Grudz and Zitts ideas? So? (Although I admit Grudz’s humor is cool.)

    So let us enjoy our unlimited possibilities and actualities! (More fun than harrumphing)

  67. P. Aitch 2023-10-23 02:29

    It can’t be done because the House majority decides who gets to be on the ballot for Speaker. They don’t intend to put a moderate on the ballot.

  68. jim 2023-10-23 06:36

    The House Republicans have been nominating multiple candidates each round and the Democrats nominate as well. Members may vote for a House Republican, Democrat, a non-member or vote “present”

    The majority does control the timing of votes.

  69. P. Aitch 2023-10-23 06:42

    Name the moderate with a modicum of modern wisdom who’s worthy of a vote?

  70. jim 2023-10-23 06:45

    I should say that they (House Republicans) have been voting for multiple candidates each round. They have formally nominated several Republican candidates… on more than one occasion.

    I have not watched every vote.

  71. jim 2023-10-23 06:49

    “Name the moderate”

    It is not a choice between a Democrat and Republican Speaker. It will be a Republican. It is a choice between a radical Republican and one that stands up for democracy. And there are still some of those.

  72. P. Aitch 2023-10-23 07:46

    Name one, then.

  73. e platypus onion 2023-10-23 08:20

    According to Goatzilla and Zitsnit South Duhkota can declare itself whatever it wants as long as magats get to define the whatever. Alternut reality, doncha know? Alternut facts. Alternut universe, etc.

  74. jerry 2023-10-23 09:10

    “It’s a travesty of a mockery of a sham of a mockery of a travesty of two mockeries of a sham.”

  75. jim 2023-10-23 10:09

    Well… P. Aitch… your comment at 02:29 was wrong, wasn’t it? And now you are just acting like a troll. “Name one, then” you write.

    You know full well that there are some House Republicans that are more reasonable than others. Some are preferable to others. Jim Jordan would be far worse than Tom Emmer or Dusty Johnson. Jordan was in on the conspiracy to overthrow the election. They were not.

  76. John 2023-10-24 21:17

    Jim, Jim, or is it Gym? The go-along-to-get-along, stand-for-nothing ‘moderate’ republicans refuse to stand up for the constitution or any recognizable US constitutional values.
    “I was not afraid of the words of the violent, but of the silence of the honest. A time comes when silence is betrayal”. King also said, “We will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends. There comes a time when silence is betrayal”. – Martin Luther King Jr

    Stuart Smith nails it:

    The republicans in the senate are no better anti-democrats holding up military nominations (Tuberville), ambassador nominations (Rand Paul, Ted Cruz). The republicans like Thune and Rounds who refuse to stop this anti-democratic behavior are equally culpable.

  77. Sonia Jenner 2023-11-05 21:50

    “Hoody Doody “ Johnson seems to like appearing on CNN, he has been on their several times, he has supported chump, gym jordan among others, he flip flops depending on which way the political wind is blowing, sorry Dusty, you are a big part of the problem.

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