Sometimes, you just can’t make this stuff up. KELO had a story last night where they sent out Angela Kennecke to investigate a fundraising letter that Lora Hubbel sent to the Platte area to raise money for her campaign… and to pay for a private investigator to investigate the Westerhuis deaths.
Why does she want a private investigator? Well, everyone is in on the conspiracy. Didn’t you know that?
Several dozen people in Platte have received an unexpected letter in the mail asking them to donate to a political campaign in order to help hire a private detective to find out what really happened the night of September 16 at the Westerhuis compound.
Some people brought it to my attention because they thought it was a scam.
It turns out it’s from a former gubernatorial candidate and current state senate candidate.
“I don’t believe the state story that is out there,” Hubbel said. “And I don’t understand why the state can investigate itself, and not have somebody from outside the state actually come in and investigate.”
Hubbel has kicked in $500 of her own money and the state senate candidate says she hears about it from everyone on the campaign trail.
“The number one thought on state government?” Hubbel asked. “What’s happened in Platte? We don’t believe that. How stupid do they think we are. We’re not getting all the information.”
Hubbel is asking donations go to her campaign fund. She says she’s allowed to do that and calls it “oppositional research.”
I’d point out it’s opposition research, but that bulb is too dim for enlightenment.
The problem with Lora is that since she’s been elected, and as she’s ran for office, you would think that her world view would expand as she improved her level of education. In other words, as she learns, you would think she gains greater understanding of the world and of her fellow man.
But no. As years go by, she’s just driving deeper and deeper into crazy town.
As I commented on the KELOland story last night, Lora running for office is comparable to the nuttiest things that pop up on your facebook feed coming to life, taking out a petition, and running for the State legislature.
Lora famously called out the state’s lay your baby on their back message from the DOH in a press conference and stated they promote it because she believed that laying children on their back to prevent SIDs is a government plot to make them more susceptible to government authority. Her facebook feed is a constant string of posts on how jet contrails are evidence of a plot to spray us with nefarious chemicals. And that electronic highway signs may be “scanning our irises” for inclusion in a government database.
When she was running for mayor, she also wanted all new construction to include atomic bomb shelters. I’m not even going to get into her repeating discredited and debunked studies on vaccines causing health issues.
In her most recent tirades, she also thinks the Sioux Falls airport needs to be investigated because radical muslims are recruiting for jihad there, and she had heard employees say that the radical jihadis at the airport “recruited a white guy” and “have defined it as their pre-jihad.”
And wrote a letter to the airport board about it.
SERIOUSLY, WHO BELIEVES THIS STUFF?!?
The scariest thing in the world to me is that there are some people who may actually not understand this, and cast a ballot in her direction in June.
Regardless of whether Lora’s fundraising letter is a scam to raise campaign dollars, or because someone sees her as a rube, and they want to take her money as she seeks confirmation of conspiracy theories, at this point it might be worthwhile to point out that her opponent, current District 9 State Senator Deb Peters, is also raising money herself. Although, her fundraising isn’t being investigated by KELO.
Senator Peters is having a fundraiser on Thursday April 28th at the Market in Sioux Falls. I don’t think you’ll see aliens or bigfoot there. But Deb will tell you what she’s been working on in the legislature.
That’s the best way to deal with Lora.