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Dickinson, North Dakota Is A Prison Work Camp

After six years of living in Dickinson, North Dakota, the best way to describe it, is that it is a prison work camp.  I want to begin this blog post by telling about my most constant reminder that I am in prison.

When I was living in Florida and got my driver’s license when I was sixteen years old, to when I moved away from Florida when I was thirty-two years old, in those sixteen years, I was stopped by the Police a total of three times.  The three times that I was stopped, I was speeding.  In those sixteen years, I commonly drove over the speed limit, and I often went out to bars until 2:00 a.m. on Friday and Saturday night.

From when I was thirty-two years old to forty-two years old, living in Colorado, Arizona, and Idaho, I was stopped by the Police a total of two times.  Once for speeding in Arizona, and once for a truck headlight being out in Idaho.

In comparison to being stopped twice by the Police in ten years of living in Colorado, Arizona, and Idaho, I have been stopped by Law Enforcement in North Dakota twice in the past thirty days.

In comparison to being stopped three times by the Police in sixteen years of living in Florida, I have been stopped by Law Enforcement in North Dakota more than three times in this past year.

In the past two years of living in North Dakota, I have been stopped by Law Enforcement more times than in my previous thirty-two years of driving.

I dread going anywhere in North Dakota, especially just going to the grocery store, going to work, or coming home from work.  In the past thirty days, while I was driving at the speed limit, not doing anything wrong, Law Enforcement that was travelling in the opposite direction, has made a U-turn after passing me, in order to come after me.

What Law Enforcement is trying to do, is stop me, ask me questions, and look in my vehicle in order to get me for something.

Every two or three days, the Dickinson Press newspaper has an article titled “Police Blotter” or “Crime & Courts”.  In these articles that are published every two or three days, there are typically ten to fifteen individuals named who have been charged with the following:

“…driving while license suspended, failure to carry liability insurance, possession of meth (misdemeanor), possession of meth paraphernalia (felony)…”

Dickinson has a horrible methamphetamine problem, and along with it, a terrible theft problem too.  I have had to call the Police on May 28, June 6, June 15, and June 25 regarding theft where I live in downtown Dickinson.

I understand what Law Enforcement is doing in North Dakota, trying to deal with and stop the methamphetamine and theft problem, by stopping motorists who appear to be just ordinary workers.  Law Enforcement is not making a U-turn on Villard Street to come after anyone in a new Ford F150, new Chevy 1500, new Dodge 1500, or new Suburban, lest they irritate or inconvenience someone who matters.

Most of the people in Dickinson are uneducated blue-collar workers, laborers, construction workers, welders, plumbers, electricians, equipment operators, truck drivers, and fair game to be pulled over by Law Enforcement at any time, because they are probably drunk, high, or driving on a suspended license.

Living here in Dickinson, is far, far from normal, and like no place else that I have ever lived, except for another oil field town in Texas.  There is very little to do here in Dickinson, and nowhere to go.  The women here are ugly, ugly, ugly, and mean.  No normal women will stay here.  And prostitution in not allowed.

You are just an inmate here in Dickinson, and you have to understand that this place is a prison work camp.  I understand what Law Enforcement is trying to do, but I am so tired of living like a black convict in a prison labor camp.

I Have Looked At North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum’s Wife, And She Is O.K.

Last week when I wrote a blog post about North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum not liking the Dickinson area, a reader left a comment that indicated maybe I should look up the Governor’s wife, so I did.

In November of 2016, just before he was sworn in as Governor, Doug Burgum married Kathryn Helgaas, who was about 52 years old at the time.  I looked at many current photographs of Kathryn Helgaas Burgum, and even though she is now about 54 years old, she looks like a hot 40 year old housewife.

Here is what I mean, imagine that you are in high school, and there is this really good looking girl who is a cheerleader, and you meet her mom, and her mom is way hotter, and you are much, much more attracted to her mom, that would be Kathryn Helgaas Burgum.

If I said that Kathryn Helgaas Burgum was a trophy wife, I would be only half right.  Yes she is pretty, yes she is hot, but she had lived a life as a professional, self-supporting, working woman for many years before she became married to the Governor.

In February of 2017, Kathryn Helgaas Burgum had an interview with a Grand Forks Herald newspaper reporter, where she explained publicly for the first time, that she had once had an alcohol addiction, that she had sought treatment for.  She realized that she was drinking too much, and she voluntarily went into an alcohol rehabilitation program, though no one, not even her closest friends or family members had any idea that she had a drinking problem.

The reason why Kathryn Helgaas Burgum gave this interview to a newspaper reporter, was because she said that she wanted to be able to help remove the stigma from people seeking treatment for alcohol and other substance addictions.  Perhaps, she wanted to give her story first-hand, so that some tabloid newspaper wouldn’t be able to make it look like she was hiding a troubled past.

The most suspicious and doubtful thing that I think that Kathryn Helgaas Burgum has ever done, is live in Texas and work in human resources.

Regarding her drinking problem, Kathryn Helgaas Burgum said, “It was just part of my DNA that was going to show up at some point.”  Yes, I was going to get to this.  Having watched several seasons of the television series “Vikings” on the History Channel, there are some characteristics or traits of Scandinavian and Norwegian women that you should be aware of.

Whether it is the Governor’s wife Kathryn Helgaas Burgum, or North Dakota Representative Kelly Armstrong’s wife Kjersti Armstrong, or Dickinson City Attorney Janilyn Murtha, though they may appear quiet and meek, because of their heredity and genetics, they have the latent characteristic, or even the repressed desire, to do things like:  Take off all of their clothes and go swimming in icy water, wear just the bare minimum of animal skins or furs as clothing in winter, throw axes at people, stab people with knives, shoot people with arrows, try to spear people, or go boating.

If I lived down the street from Kathryn Helgaas Burgum before she moved into the Governor’s residence, or down the street from Kjersti Armstrong, or down the street from Janilyn Murtha, before I went outside of my house, I would look out the window to see if I could see them, and see what they were doing.  I would look to see what kind of mood they were in, what they were doing, and what they were holding in their hands before I would come outside, because sooner or later, their nature is bound to come out in them, it’s only a matter of time.

I am going to go ahead and put Kathryn Helgaas Burgum on my “List Of Attractive Women In Dickinson”.  I won’t fault her if some of her natural genetic tendencies come out, being no more surprised than I would at a lioness leaping on a buffalo, it’s just her nature.