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KELOLAND-TV: The Frat Party That Was the Bush Administration

Posted by tdepp on January 16, 2009

I sort of let President George W. Bush have it tonight on KELOLAND-TV.

I called the last eight years under Bush a frat party.

Here’s the link to the story that ran at 10 p.m. tonight:

The Good, Bad & Ugly: Bush’s Legacy
Todd Epp says Bush handled the days after 9/11 the right way and brought America together, but he says that won’t be Bush’s legacy. …

Don’t forget about the Big Show–Inside KELOLAND–Sunday at 10:30 a.m. and p.m. CT. 


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Inside KELOLAND 10:30 a.m. Sunday and 6 p.m. KELOLAND News Tonight–Bush Out, Barack In

Posted by tdepp on January 16, 2009

Mr. S.D. Watch (me) will be on the KELOLAND 6 p.m. news tonight giving my brief assessment of the Bush Administration (In a word: frat party).  (Ok, it’s two works.)

Then at 10:30 a.m. and p.m. Sunday, fellow blogger Joel Rosenthal and I are on Inside KELOLAND with Don Jorgensen to talk about PEBO’s promises and chances for success.

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“Better Bring That Brass Monkey in Tonight!”

Posted by tdepp on January 14, 2009

Old School KELOLAND weatherman Dave “Captain 11” Dedrick used to say that on cold nights like we’re going to have tonight.

I never quite knew what it meant but it always sounded slightly dirty to me.


Wear warm clothes tonight.  And plug the cars in.  And make sure the dog has a warm place.  And don’t forget about that brass monkey in the front yard!

From KELOLAND weathercaster Brian Karstens today and the email I get from them a couple times a day:

Tonight is setting up to be the coldest since February 1996 in Sioux Falls.  We are forecasting -22 with -30 in Aberdeen.  Temperatures will not get above zero in eastern KELOLAND until Friday AM.  Please pack a winter survival kit in your vehicle if you must travel in these conditions.

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SD Watch’s Big Week of Media Whoredom

Posted by tdepp on January 13, 2009

When it snows, it pours like a ripped bag of flour.

Big media week here at South Dakota Watch Tower.

  • Tonight, 6 p.m., KSFY-TV–I’m discussing some proposed federal changes in employment law.  (No, I won’t be on Wheel of Felons, unfortunately.  And yes, the irony of this is not lost on me.)
  • Sometime this week, purplestates.tv–I shot a video (actually, videos) on the economy and other topics that the nice folks at purplestates.tv will turn into TV magic.  They are featuring 50 bloggers from 50 states in 50 days.
  • 10:30 a.m. CT and 10:30 p.m. CT, Sunday, KELOLAND-TV–My favorite Republican Joel Rosenthal and I will be on Inside KELOLAND to discuss just how great my Man Crush, President Barack Obama, will be for South Dakota, the nation, and the world.  Maybe I can work in some thoughts on Doug Lund while I’m there.

Live and direct, it’s South Dakota Watch on the air!  Stay tuned, fellow babies!

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Nemesis v. Enemy–Some Lund Thoughts

Posted by tdepp on January 13, 2009

Unfortunately, my blogosphere spat with “retired” KELOLAND anchor Doug Lund has hit the Main Stream Media.  The Rapid City Journal’s The Fives today picks up on Pat Powers’ coverage on SD War College from yesterday of Doug’s attempt at Randell Beckian “humor.”

Basically, Lund made up a bunch of crap that he thinks South DaCola’s Scott Ehrisman and I would say to each other.  It was childish, untrue, and without any real news peg.  I had responded on Lund’s blog on KELOLAND about his pesonal attack.  Scott responded with both barrels on his blog at Lund.  Frankly, I was trying to handle my further concerns about this through private means.  But of course, in cyberspace, there is no such thing as “private.”

Which led me to think about something I had read some time ago about having an enemy and having a nemesis.

Your enemy hates you and would step on your neck.  Your nemesis competes with you and might even try to screw you over, but when push comes to shove, they’ll help you out in a pinch.

I’d consider Steve “Sibby” Sibson at Sibby Online a nemesis.  He gives me hell on a fairly regular basis.  Sometimes I think what he writes about me is very mean and sometimes just plain kooky.  And sometimes I’ll let Steve have it back.  But I wish Steve no ill will and I think he wishes me none.  We just have different world views.  And we’re kind of like a couple of teenagers who like to tease each other, sometimes past the point of what is really polite.

In fact, I think we actually kind of like each other.  Steve and I hunted together in 2007 at Nic Nemec’s place near Holabird and had a great time together.  We’ve met at other times and had pleasant conversations.  I know if I were stranded by the side of the road, I know he’d help me.  And I’d do the same for him.

With Lund, unfortunately, I’m afraid I’d have to place him in the enemy category.  He seems full of hate and anger towards me.  I’m not sure where it comes from.  I was never wild about his skills as an anchor or journalist but my own view of Lund never really rose to dislike.  More like, not caring.  Lund was just there then he was sort of gone.  Obviously, the feeling is not mutual for Lund.   He has some sort of jones for the Toddmeister.  Go figure.  I’m not all that damn interesting or powerful.

And admittedly, I am not without sin. I’ve sometimes gone too far, been too bitter, and written without mindfulness and proportion in my own blogging toward others.  Like Lund, I’m not perfect either.  But I am working on it.

So, Doug, no rant back at you.  I simply feel sorry for you that you are so full of vitriol. I hope you find some peace in your life.  Namaste.  

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