Posting on the Confederate Americans for Secure Borders elist last week, Ruthie Hendrycks, who does business under the assumed name Minnesotans Seeking Immigration Reform (MinnSIR) has called for her followers to decide whether they wish to be removed from the mailing lists of the ultra-conservative Heritage Foundation.
She shared her rejection email with the list:
My removal from Heritage Foundation
I sent this to a few Patriots last night and am forwarding to all now
You decide - what your thoughts are on the matter
my short email follows
RE: Concerning this action.................
Meanwhile, the GOP-leaning Heritage Foundation will soon unveil a website called Libertad.org (Spanish for "liberty").
staff@... [redacted by Bluestem]
Please remove my following email addresses from your database immediately I am proud on the English language, and believe America â€“ [sic] s strength is in unity not in division - this decision by Heritage Foundation DOES NOT garner my support and I will have no further involvement with your organization â€“ [sic] including the forwarding of your educational material etc.
In 2006, Hendrycks told a Star Tribune reporter that a traumatic shopping event helped spur her to founding MinnSIR:
There were little things, too, such as when she went to the store to buy her hair coloring and the writing on the box was in Spanish.
"I think our sovereignty in the U.S. is at risk,'' she charged. [Jean Hopfensperger,"Standing firm in opposition to illegals. . .," Mpls. Star Tribune, April 28, 2006, Nexis All News database, accessed January 30, 2011]
That section of Preference and Excellence by L'Oréal Paris in the local Target always causes me to have the fantods, too--mostly because the store never seems to stock enough Dark Auburn, in whatever language.
I'm equally disturbed by preposition choice errors like being "proud on the English language" on the part of people whose first language is English. One wonders what Hendrycks learned about English composition while studying at LaCrosse University. Or maybe not.
MinnSIR's castigation of the Heritage Foundation ranks right up there with its call to boycott the Marine Corps. Clayton Schoolcraft has more Ruthie goodness in a YouTube produced following MinnSIR's famous Tea Party Against Amnesty in November 2009.
Hendrycks apparently didn't get the memo from Norm Coleman's American Action Network, which calls for promoting Hispanic Leadership, after fueling independent expenditures supportive of anti-immigrant, pro-SB1070 Congressional candidates. Perhaps such slickness is beyond the frozen shores of Lake Hanska.
Photo: A little Ruthie Hendrycks cheescake, served with a generous topping of Latino loathing.