California Minuteman Ron Branstner continues his summer tour in Minnesota, but if Speaker in Little Falls: Illegal immigrant, refugee resettlement done as a form of slavery, Terry Lehrke's article in the Morrison County Record is any indication, his schtick is receiving lukewarm reviews.
Citizens attending the meeting panned his performance as confusing and ill-informed, Lerhke reports:
John Salmon, a resident who heard about the meeting third or fourth hand, said he came to “see what a bunch of outraged people looked like.
“People upset with the Somalian invasion of our end of Little Falls is the problem a lot of the people that were there had,” Salmon said. He lives near the new development approved in the city near DeRosier Drive.
“It was just a lot of people — that guy was a colossal bore,” Salmon said. “I’m not outraged about what he said only because he was so simple-minded about it — I don’t think he knew what he was talking about.” . . .
Perhaps one of the more entertaining ironies is that Branstner claims that "that if refugees were resettled to the city of Little Falls, residents likely wouldn’t know, because it is all done 'in stealth," but his own talks are promoted by word-of-mouth and whose who invite him do so in the shadows.
He knows something about stealth, but we believe it has more to do with his own modus operandi, rather than his conspiracy theories about the Blandin Foundation, McKnight Foundation and Initiative Foundation in Little Falls.
The article does point out that Brantsner will be speaking at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, at the VFW, 9 18th Ave. N., St. Cloud. The post--one of two in St. Cloud--doesn't appear to have the event on its calendar, so we're assuming the space is being rented or used by the event's organizers rather than being sponsored by the veteran's organization.
Nor is there any news of the event in the St. Cloud Times or even the Central Minnesota Tea Party website.
We imagine that the schtick will be the same concern trolling xenophobia he's spouted for years. In June, we posted He's back: California Minuteman Ron Branstner visiting MN for annual anti-immigrant meetings.
Photo: Branstner in Little Falls, via the Morrison County Record.
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