A Jun 22, 2012 piece in the South Dakota Argus Leader by Matt Zimmer covering absurdity and scandal within the Sioux Fall’s Indoor Football League team appears to have been “reproduced” on June 25 by Gawker Media sports blog Deadspin. Not only does Deadspin not credit the Argus Leader piece, but also it appears the writer, Dan Gartland, attempted to cover his theft.
Archive for the ‘North Dakota’ Category
When one thinks “romance,” North Dakota is maybe not the first state that comes to mind.
But you can find romance at all levels of North Dakota society. From high school sweethearts to the courtship between an oil company and a mineral rights owner, beginning with flirtatious expectant caution, moving to one driving its tools deep inside the other and ending with an explosion and a pumping of liquids.
One reason North Dakota and romance are not often included in the same sentence is that people are just not aware of all the romance the state has to offer. When it comes to love, it’s not North Dakota, it’s Yesth Dakota!
Again from the Library of Congress’ immacuate collection:
Emperor Nicholas II shovelling [sic] snow in the park at Tsarskoe Selo, Russia, where he and the royal family were interned, 1917 .
See, even the fu**ing Emperor had to shovel snow.
The Grand Forks Herald headline says it all: “Walsh County sheriff wins re-election, fires opponent.” Of the many great passages of the article about the firing of the 19-year veteran, this is maybe the best:
“Wild said he consulted with the state’s attorney and a human resources official before firing Nord.”
Below are two recent screen-grabs from Rob Port’s Say Anything Blog, a cheerleader for tea party activism. Looks about what one would expect so many in that movement are really about.
Of course, that’s not a question driven by racism at all. He’s just askin’, you know?!
I wanted to love Machete as much as the
next guy the few people this film was target at. But logically it suffered. For example, look at Machete’s to chest-strapped machete knives below. How exactly are those thicker-at-the-top knives supped to be unsheathed?
Maybe there are buttons under the leather in a closer up view.
So, you people of the coasts: what do they want? They want Washington to “listen.” They want to not be “treated like sheep.” They want better education (maybe). They want Ronald Reagan bon mots. They want jokes about moving D.C. to North Dakota because the cold would “force politicians to keep their hands in their own pockets.” They want to sing God Bless America. They want, in one speaker’s words, “to take it back for the United States Constitution for liberty.” They want, more than anything, lower taxes…
In light of the tea party primary wins, a look back on my dispatch from a tea party in August 2009. Read it all.