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The Happy Warrior Podcast, Conservative commentary on the news of the day from a more positive perspective. Hosted by Peter Vaughn Pischke.

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Happy Warrior Ep 020 Florida Sucks At Their Job

The Happy Warrior Podcast

Hosted by Peter Vaughn Pischke

Produced by Robert Mehling

Voice Over by Dave Holly

Opening Theme “Karma” by Bump of Chicken


If you’ve been watching any media lately you might think we’re a nation on the brink.  Deep division with real issues does divide us but that doesn’t mean we can’t be good neighbors and civil in our discourse.  Enter Peter Vaughn Pischke, our happy warrior host who wants to speak out for the right but do so in a positive way that builds up instead of tearing down.  Join him and producer Robert Mehling as they explore today’s political issues, with plenty of random tangents in between.


Segment 1 : Florida sucks at their job (national coverage)

Michael Knowles takedown!!!!

election takeaways

first N.A. governor


tons of coverage


majority of women don’t believe the Kavanaugh accusations

Synema winning?

nuts like bugs on your buttz

arsenic by bush

meth house and serve as an example




Rubio part 2

Insane history of gal in charge of elections


Go to my facebook page to read story about it. Jo Ann Cox, and candidate Tim Canova

afp version of Florida

Even after a judge rules them to stop and be examined the county refuses

gallium back tracks


Felons can now vote



dog loves mcdonalds

Llamas are our salvation


Segment2: South Dakota

Peeps trying to steal my election

Noem winning

solid essay by Stu Whitney

stats here about how close Sutton won



Side Note


Really annoyed when GOP women and Minorities get ignored


Kim is amazing and anyone would be lucky to work for her

barely mentioned

spectator is right on this one.

Awesome Video

amusement tax

Internet splitting?


Segment 2: Bad election Songs

Terrible Sutton Ad

Hillary theme song

ElizaBeth theme song

Now compare them

SJWs mad at violence against them, but not the rest of the violence

Triumph the Insult dog


Segment: 3 Whole Wide World

Finland version

Marilyn Manson version

stranger than fiction version (start at 1:00)




Censorship is growing

Wow that isn’t good

China Concentration Camps are growing

Boat shoots space missile

The sweet sweet songs of Panda Love

Secret Russian Military Bases


EU likes to ban things:

NYTimes makes case to arrest conservative speakers

Rate of innocent people convicted

drone subs

Facebook still being Facebook


on the 14th amendment

not good, bad Trump

Tanzania the pioneer of human rights

how corrupt schools embitter Americans over-time

Notre Dame considering blocking pornography, decent argument for this is made here

Must Read essay!

Unintended Consequences

pamela Anderson isn’t the most woke person ever

kotaku actually does some real journalism, crazy

Lincoln Day Dinner 2018

This year is my first time attending a Lincoln day dinner.

The Last Sutton vs Noem Debate

Finally, the South Dakota Governor debate bonanza is over.
On Tuesday, October 29th over at the Sioux Falls Downtown Rotary Club Billie Sutton and Kristi Noem finished the last of three debates that have taken place in less than a week. Many South Dakotans did engage in watching the first of these debates on KELO television, none watched round 2 since it was on SD PBS, and just a ribbon of politically connected folks watched today’s but only because of the delicious Hors d’oeuvres provided by the rotary club. I am jesting a bit here, of course, there were probably a hundred or so folks watching online too. Plus, whoever works on the campaign, plus there are the employees of the rotary club…
As stated by probably anyone with half a brain in politics: these debates don’t matter very much. Yes, they do have some impact, and perhaps contain the potential to be tremendously powerful if a candidate messes up. Soundbites for radio commercials and all that. Which is exactly what almost happened to her during round 1 of the debate. Why Noem felt it would be wise to attack the guy in the wheelchair and compare him to a geriatric senator from Vermont; I do not know. If a winner had to be called last Tuesday night, it was Sutton.
Well, it seems that over the course of the last two debates that Representative Kristi Noem learned her lesson and decided to adopt the pleasant and peaceful (not to mention boring) debate performance of her competitor. For Noem, this is the smart play; as Sutton needs negative soundbites more so than Kristi. Moreover, to her credit, Kristi kept her cool and acted the role of politician well until just near the end. If you want to know what I’m talking about, please go to the video by KSFY at 54 minutes and watch the candidates ask each other a question. Noem got so very close to screwing it all up. Despite that mistake I still must give the victory over to Kristi Noem since she met the goal of staying chill and overall, I found her to be more specific about what policies she would enact as governor. Something that team Sutton might want to work on when speaking with people this week (hint, hint).
With only a week away til election day I have to say that the race is much more competitive than most experts predicted (including myself). There is real and distinct possibility that we will be seeing the end of a 40-year GOP streak of living in the governors, However, in many ways, South Dakota is still Republican territory, and that advantage does roll in Noem’s favor. Who wins this election at this point is anyone’s guess?

Noem wants:

Balanced Budget Amendment
Internet for small towns
Reform assistance programs, so they help provide economical betterment opportunities.
More agriculture programs at SDSU
better train School boards and adjust the revenue formulation
eliminates the need for student remedial courses. She pointed out only 25% of students graduate in 4 years, 50% in 6 years.
Noem is against IM 25 (the cigarette tax)
Supports the death penalty in rare circumstances.
Wants to support law enforcement and turn around crime rate.
Wants more transparency in government, no confidential government meetings in most circumstances
Reporter Shield Laws
No confidential settlements for S.D. politicians
With the advice of law enforcement, she wouldn’t be against removing the felony for illegal drug use
More drug treatment options for public and county jails
Choose more conservative judges that reflect S.D. values
Habitat initiative (look it up on her website she says)
More wildlife and hunting licenses to pay for environmental cleanup efforts.
No expansion of gambling operation on reservation land
The state should mainly pay for law enforcement for the Keystone pipeline
Supports Jason Ravnsborg for S.D. Attorney General

Sutton wants:

Also wants to balance the budget
More early childhood education investment
More training for at-risk youth and to lower student/teacher ratio in smaller school districts
More dual credits and needs-based scholarships
Also against IM 25
Is against the death penalty, but says he will stand by the law of the land
Openness on emails and keep all state records forever in the databases,
Also wants more transparency in government
End felony for drug use in S.D. (only state where it is still a felony)
Use a qualifications committee to decide judges
Support Bumper strip legislation
Work with the DNR and industry for protecting the environment and regulations
No gambling expansion also
Also wants the state to help counties pay for law enforcement
Supports Randy Seiler for S.D. Attorney General