This year's real Minnesota winter has signaled the return of "The Shining" quality cabin fever, and with United States Senators nearing agreement on broad immigration reform proposal, Minnesotans Seeking Immigration Reform (MinnSIR) anti-immigrant Ruthie Hendrycks has updated her website and is blogging again, as well as hosting weekly "The Ruthie Report."
Hendrycks' January 17, 2013 podcast attracted the attention of the Anti-Defamation League's Access blog yesterday in the post FAIR’s Susan Tully Promotes Bigotry and Conspiracies on Radio Show.
In 2006, Hendrycks was right wing radio host Sue Jeffer's running mate when Jeffers primaried incumbent governor Tim Pawlenty; her last fifteen minutes of fame was getting punked by immigrant and housing rights activist Nick "Robert Erickson" Espinosa at the 2009 "Tea Party Against Amnesty on the front steps of the Minnesota State Capitol.
ADL Access reports in FAIR’s Susan Tully Promotes Bigotry and Conspiracies on Radio Show:
Susan Tully, the national field director of the DC-based anti-immigrant group Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) voiced a number of conspiracy theories and made many anti-immigrant comments during an interview with a right-wing radio show on January 17, 2013. . . .
During the radio interview, Tully disparaged DREAM Act-eligible students for what she called arrogance and accused Democratic politicians in California of having ties to Mexico. She also claimed that students are crossing the U.S./Mexico border on a daily basis to attend American schools.
The claims of "arrogance" aren't particularly original, having been circulated in Ruben Navarrette’s nationally syndicated column “DREAMers are pushing their luck. Former City Pages staff writer Gregory Pratt effectively takes down that piece at Vivelohoy in The DREAMers I know; Pratt's reporting on Arizon's DREAMers won state press club awards when he worked in Phoenix.
There's more at the ADL blog:
When talking about a potential comprehensive immigration reform bill, Tully argued that there should be a study of people granted documented status in the 1986 to see what became of them since that time, insinuating that many may have become criminals. . . .
Read the entire post at the ADL's blog. Listening to the podcast, Bluestem noticed that the ADL, a group not especially known as shy, actually holds back. Tully claims that a corrections officer at Folsom Prison told her that 90 percent of the inmates in the famous penitentiary are the children of people who gained citizenship as part of President Reagan's 1986 immigration reforms.
Tully also claims that undocumented Latinos are smuggling piranhas into California, and that when their hapless owners are faced with feeding their pets a pound of prime rib each day, they release them into California's waters.
(Bluestem fears this claim might create cognitive dissonance for the United Nations-phobes in Hendrycks' audience, since combatting "invasive species" is a tell-tale phrase for Agenda 21 stealth takeovers and those fish, like buckthorn and flying carp, are simply the price of liberty. And freedom).
Images: Ruthie Hendrycks (yellow jacket, above); Piranhas: invasive species, agents of liberty, or just signs of really nutty obsessions about brown people? (below).
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