Sunday, August 29, 2010

Minnesotans “achieve” Intelligence Report status

The Southern Poverty Law Center has been following the Patriots, nativists [spell checker helpfully offers satanists], and gay bashers for a long time. One of the publications of the SPLC is the Intelligence Report, a quarterly report on the activities of this crowd. The fall Intelligence Report is just out. It contains this:
bradlee dean at 1280 Pulido's [an unsuccessful Republican candidate for Congress in Illinois] coziness with the gay-bashing IFI was no more notable than that of some Minnesota elected officials' with You Can Run But You Cannot Hide Intl. Inc., a music ministry [I would have put “ministry” in quotes] that brings punk rock evangelism into public schools in the Midwest. On a May 15 radio show, the ministry's front man, Bradlee Dean, applauded the call of some Muslims for violence against gay people. "Muslims are calling for the executions of homosexuals in America," Dean said. "This just shows you … they seem to be more moral than even the American Christians… . They know homosexuality is an abomination."
Emmer at 1280
After Minnesota Independent writer Andy Birkey reported his comments, Dean backpedaled, saying he does not favor the execution of homosexuals. Despite those remarks, Republican State Rep. Tom Emmer defended the ministry as a "pro-traditional marriage group" composed of "nice people." And last November, Minnesota congresswoman and Tea Party darling Michele Bachmann was the keynote speaker at a fundraiser for the ministry.
This is Bachmann’s second consecutive appearance in the Intelligence Report. She was in the summer issue, too, named as one of the top congressional enablers of the Patriot movement in the article entitled Meet the Patriots.

The two sketches are by Ken Avidor, a frequent contributor here at the Cucking Stool. They depict the on air appearances of Bradlee Dean and Tom Emmer at the AM 1280 radio booth at the Minnesota State Fair.


Charlie Quimby said...

Too much Palin in that imitation for my ear

blogspotdog said...

Everybody's a critic.

blogspotdog said...

And you must admit Charlie, the confusion is understandable.

blogspotdog said...

Corrected "appearance" to "appearances," above. I don't believe that Dean and Emmer were on together.

blogspotdog said...