Bluestem readers may recall It's not just firearms GOA's Larry Pratt wants in classrooms, but toxic rocker Bradlee Dean, too, our December 16 post in which we looked at toxic metal preacher Bradlee Dean's cray Newton "staged shootings" rants and interview with the extremist gun rights spokester Pratt who first suggested arming grade school teachers.
Pratt doesn't just want guns in classrooms, but Bradlee Dean as well. Apparently business is off for the Annandale A-hole since the Dunkerton IA experience.
Dean took his staged shooting claims on the road, publishing a World Net Daily column, Mass shootings: Who started the 'fires'? a week ago.
Media Matters responded with WND Columnist Alleges Sandy Hook Shooting Was Staged, critiquing only the claims made by the mad dog of the Christian airwaves without delving into his biography:
In an outlandish column for WorldNetDaily, Bradlee Dean suggests that the mass shooting last week in Newtown, Connecticut, was staged in order to aid the passage of the UN Arms Trade Treaty and gun control legislation, comparing the administration's purported actions to that of the Nazis setting the Reichstag Fire.
Though WorldNetDaily often publishes conspiratorial stories like Dean's column -- the site was the driving force behind the birther movement -- it's still regularly validated by more mainstream conservatives. Last month, the site announced that they had hired former GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum as a columnist....
With a "Jesus These People" kicker, today's Wonkette writes in Bradlee Dean Tries New Career As Newtown-Obama-U.N. Conspiracy Theory Aggregator :
Well, a man has to find a way to pay attorney fees for his gross lesbian nemesis somehow, so Rev. Bradlee “Crazier than Jimmy but less caloric than Paula” Dean is now writin’ him some columns for the WorldNut Daily. In his latest effort, he explains how the U.S. government is almost certainly behind the Newtown massacre, because obviously any President who supports “murdering 3,700 of ‘our children’ in the womb per day” would have no qualms about sending a covert agent to shoot twenty first-graders if it might allow him to seize all of America’s guns.
Rev. Dean has also noticed an uncanny connection between mass slaughters by idiots with guns and the existence of the United Nations!...
Wonkette points out Dean's conflation of the Newtown tragedy with United Nations phobia is aggregated from the usual conspiracy theory sites.
Bluestem suspects that the local radio broadcasts are just playing to Dean's Minnesota base of Tea Party members, homophobes and Ernie Leidiger. Bluestem noted the SW Metro Tea Party's obsession with United Nations treaties in SW Metro Tea Party Patriot so knows Democrat Senate & Obama will hand over Internet to UN.
The anti-UN rants fit in well with the Tea Party's shift to an anti-Agenda 21 focus popularized by the John Birch Society types. On Christmas Day, the New York Times noted in Clout Diminished, Tea Party Turns to Narrower Issues:
Even more telling, Tea Party activists in the middle of the country are skirting the fiscal showdown in Congress and turning to narrower issues, raising questions about whether the movement still represents a citizen groundswell to which attention must be paid.
Grass-roots leaders said this month that after losing any chance of repealing the national health care law, they would press states to “nullify” or ignore it. They also plan to focus on a two-decade-old United Nations resolution that they call a plot against property rights. . .
With North Star Tea Party Patriot and SW Metro Tea Party co-founder (and Bradlee Dean fan) Cindy Pugh heading to the legislature, all Bluestem asks is that Speaker Thissen and Minority Leader Daudt avoid those awkward moments when Dean ends up being chaplain for the day in the Minnesota House of Representatives.
Photo: Bradlee Dean delivers a prayer, officially stricken from the record, for the Minnesota House of Representatives in spring 2011.
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