While the group has yet to post video of the event, it has posted minutes. From those minutes, here's the introduction along with the summary of what Pugh had to say:
Tonight’s program, “Where Do We Go From Here?” featured a panel discussion with Mary Amlaw, Paul Carlson, David Fitzsimmons and Cindy Pugh. There was an individual presentation from each panel member and then questions were taken from the audience. .
. . .Cindy Pugh has optimism despite the election. Cindy listed the threats we face: (1) An illiterate, disengaged and lazy electorate. (2) The physical size and scope of our government. (3) The media. (4) The progressive movement – on both sides of the aisle. (5) The infiltration of the Muslim brotherhood.
Cindy encouraged us to bounce right back, be proud of 2010, to wake up as many people as possible. What we can do: (1) Set sights on 2014 with confidence. (2) Focus locally. The campaign starts now. Promote freedom and liberty. (3) Arm ourselves with knowledge … definition of terms, the treaties in which the Senate may vote away our sovereignty, Agenda 21. (4) Look into the other side’s narrative – what their talking points are. (5) Look into the Social Studies Standards at Education Liberty Watch and how our history is being rewritten in textbooks. (6) Pay attention to what the coalition of 57 Muslim nations is doing to promote law through the UN.
That's quite the agenda, contrasting sharply with the summary of what Dave Fitzsimmons, the other representative-elect on the panel had to say:
David Fitzsimmons described the Left’s way of operating and recommends that the Right has to set long-term goals and make a plan to achieve them.
Since the minutes were posted on a group Pugh leads, Bluestem will assume that Pugh is comfortable with the representation of her remarks. We look forward to watching the video.
Will she be as unbridled in her observations when she takes to the floor of the Minnesota House? Bloggers of all stripes can only hope. There's nothing like a good round of a politician calling voters illiterate and lazy to build traffic.
On the other hand, when out in public during the campaign, Pugh was careful to only attack unions and other less controversial targets, as she did it this "Meet Your Candidates" appearance on LMCC Community TV with host Randy Gilbert.
This isn't the first time Pugh has focused on Muslims. The City Pages' Gregory Pratt looked at her personal Facebook page early last summer and saw an interesting visual. Pugh has since upped her privacy settings.
The Chanhassen Tea Party Republican beat moderate state representative Steve Smith for endorsement in the newly configured district, then won a decisive primary win over Smith in August. She defeated DFL opponent Denise Bader in all but 5 of 21 precincts in traditionally deep-red western Hennepin County and Carver County's Chanhassen. Other than Amy Klobuchar, no Democrat won in a partisan race in the state house district, though Pugh's opponent slightly outperformed the Obama-Biden ticket.
It's movie night tomorrow when Pugh's Tea Party chapter will gather at the Chanhassen Rec Center to view “The Determinators” and Bill Whittle’s “Firewall: What We Believe." Bluestem is especially fond of a segment from the latter on immigration, when Whittle recommends posting the addresses of SB1070 critics Jessica Alba and Lady Gaga, so he can go raid their refrigerators (beginning 4:30 in). We recommend getting your paws on the meat-dress leftovers, you little monsters!
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Photo: Cindy Pugh, America's Anti-Muslim Sweetheart and so much the shield against Agenda 21 paving your bike paths.Cindy Pugh's Tea Party: Agenda 21 presentation by Bircher on July 16 at Chanhassen Rec Center