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Wednesday, August 09, 2006
VOL. V Issue 8E
Good-bye Joe! You Gotta Go!
Senator Joseph Lieberman (D-Connecticut) was beat in a primary election from Ned Lamont by a 4% margin. Lieberman insists on drawing out the process by running as an independent. Some say this will result in a Republican Senator. As it happens Republicans in Connecticut are about as easy to elect as Democrats are in South Dakota.
Long Week on the Ponderosa
On Sunday afternoon, Doug Hinkle came over to the Ponderosa to drop his son, Cade Hinkle, off to spend a week with his grandparents. Doug had to go to the Sturgis area to prepare for a disaster. As fortune would have it, the Sturgis Rally and Races are in full swing this week as well. Talk about a disaster waiting to happen. So far, though, it's been just a few shootings and some other assorted mischief.
Jerry Hinkle was worried that Doug's job security would be ruined once they find out about his older brothers criticism of the Governor. So far, his superiors say that his job performance is so excellent that they wish Doug were twins. Obviously, their background check was a just a little lax.
Cade, on the other hand, is a challenge. He demands pancake for breakfast everyday. He needs to be entertained all the time. He also complains of boredom. Jerry has started calling him the bored chairman. Cade does like to sing the "Billy Goat" song. With any luck, Cade will be going home on Friday.
No More Free Links
The Holabird Advocate was forced to shut down the Free For All Links page because the links that were up there were deleted and links to porn and other nasty things were put in their place. We will instead be linking to sites as we go.
Being Fair to the Fair
by Jerry Hinkle
Holabird Advocate Publisher
The South Dakota State Fair was one of the few happy events of my childhood. We got out of school for 3 days, all day carnival rides, 'nuff said! One of my favorite things about the Fair was going to the Keloland Trailer, seeing the new fall schedule, meeting Steve, Doug, that weatherman who looked like Captain 11, (What was his name? I forget!) and then, when I got older, meeting the latest Infobabe.
Well, I'm not a kid anymore. Going to the Fair stopped being fun. Not because I reached adulthood, but because it changed the date from the last week in August to the last week in July. The plan was to "improve" the fair. In the words of that pantload, Dr. Phil. "How's that workin' for ya?". It didn't work for me. It didn't work for Keloland either, they quit going to the fair about the same time I did.
The Fair looked like it might come around in the last couple of years, but it didn't. The cost of gas at $3/gal. didn't help. Now that it is $3.15/gal., it's not looking good. How I wish Keloland would come back! I'd like to play Plinko, and meet the Keloland crew, just like the folks who attend the Sioux Empire Fair. Come on Keloland! Come to the Fair! If you'll come, then so will I! So will a lot of folks!
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