When Dakota Goes South


Cartoon by Scott L. Ehrisman, SouthDaCola.com

Like in 2006, South Dakota has an abortion ban on the ballot in November. The ’06 version allowed no exceptions even to save the life of the mother and would’ve prevented Sigourney Weaver in Alien 3 from getting an abortion – it failed 56% to 44%.

The new one has exceptions for rape and incest victims who report the crime to police, or in cases where the woman is “at serious risk of a substantial and irreversible impairment of the functioning of a major bodily organ or system.” If a ban that didn’t even have these paltry loopholes can lose by such a narrow margin, it’s going to take a lot more than us ripping off The Kinks to help stop this one, especially with a complete lack of a national movement against this initiative.

If you have second, go help fight this by signing the petition and donating at South Dakota Campaign for Healthy Families, a bipartisan group that is fighting the ballot measure, and enjoy our song “When Dakota Goes South”.

When Dakota Goes South

When Dakota goes south and takes the whole world with her
I will open my mouth and beg her to stay where she belongs
When Dakota goes south I’ll try my best to forgive her
When she begs and she pouts for the robes to rule out wrong

She drives around in her Winnebago
From the Black Hills down to the River Sioux
Like a time machine wrapped inside a tornado
That will blow us back to 1972
What to do? I hope you figure it out, yeah I do

When Dakota goes south and takes the whole world with her
I will open my mouth and tell her to stay right where she is
When Dakota goes south I’ll try my best to forgive her
Until she figures it out, that it’s not for her to insist

She’ll kick the other girls in the stomach
And wait with tapping toes as they bleed
For the man in the robe to kick in the bucket
And she’ll come jumping out of the weeds
With sunflower seeds, she knows not what she needs

When Dakota goes south and takes the whole world with her
I will open my mouth and tell her to stay where she belongs
When Dakota goes south I’ll try my best to forgive her
Until she figures it out, that she’s got this thing all wrong

I didn’t put these on the blog at HuffPost because they’re very mature over there, but here are some fun pictures of us a few weeks ago at Republican Party Headquarters in Pierre, SD, the very edifice responsible for this. If you think we’re too intellectual to rub our buttcheeks on the window, you give us too much credit.

I am not mature enough to not rub my butt on their window.

Max and the Marginalized give the SD GOP a thumbs down

Our BFF Max Williams pees on the SD GOP HQ

(this is our BFF and tour-mate Max Williams peeing on SD GOP Headquarters.)

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4 Responses

  1. Guys!

  2. I’m just saying…

  3. …though I have to question this freedom of expressiony moment since the piece was so unliberally censored with red pixels.

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