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Come Saturday Morning: The Conservative Crack-Up, 2013: Minnesota Marriage Equality Edition

Bradley Dean “Bradlee Dean” Smith’s giving the the prayer for the May 2011 opening of the Minnesota Legislative session for that summer. This was the Minnesota public’s first taste of what their newly-elected GOP lege would be like, and it likely helped lead to the MN GOP’s losing the lege in 2012.

We all knew there were going to be some epic freakouts on the conservative side here in a newly-equalized Minnesota, but boy howdy, friends, I think some of these people have achieved low-altitude earth orbit here.

Check out Glenn “Gone Wild” Gruenhagen, the Saint of Buttsex and Saltpeter, as captured by Sally Jo Sorensen:

Glenn’s back in the news today for Aaron Rupar’s viral post at City Pages, MNGOP Rep. Gruenhagen on climate change: “It’s just a complete United Nations fraud”, but closer to home, he’s calling for measures to protect “the right as citizens, parents and school officials to passively resist the gay agenda coming into our schools.”

The gay agenda! United Nations fraud! The world is a scary, scary place.

The Glennster also appears in his Little Red Victim Hood costume, the favored apparel of so many poor put-upon conservative types, as he claims himself as a martyr to lefty political correctness:

… I have personal experience as a [school] board member, where state statutes were changed and eventually school curriculum and speech had to conform. I was then chided for public comments on school issues when I used terminology that was not politically correct.

Ladies and gentlemen, I have never, ever heard a conservative use the term “not politically correct” or other similar words except when trying to minimize rude, obnoxious, and craptastic behavior on a conservative’s part. Glenn Gone Wild is no exception.

Wanna know why his fellow school board members chided Gruenhagen? It’s because he was being an ass who wouldn’t stop talking about buttsex and other off-topic issues whenever the board was trying to get something done:

. . .With regularity Mr. Gruenhagen inserts his own biases into school board meetings with not the least provocation. Abortion, homosexuality, safe sex, evolution and countless other topics that do not appear on the school board’s agenda are brought to the fore, repeatedly, and forced onto unsuspecting school board members, administrators and individuals in the viewing audience. To do so is rude, a violation of school board decorum, a waste of attendees’ time and a disruption in the flow of otherwise quality public meetings. He ignores the expert advice of the superintendent of schools, two architectural firms, a construction management firm … Incredible! . . .

Incredible, that’s our Glennster.

But as dipshitterific as is Mr. Gruenhagen, one has to actually leave the precincts of the Minnesota State Legislature to find the true China White of North Star State mainline conservatism. That would be one Bradley Dean Smith, a toxic-rock hate preacher who goes by the name of “Bradlee Dean”.

Let the inimitable, iron-nerved Sally Jo Sorensen delineate his latest exploits for you:

It used to be that Bluestem could depend on local sources for news of toxic metal preacher Bradlee Dean’s latest rantings and not have to listen to his radio show ourselves. But since his lawyer initiated yet another lawsuit (we’ll let Wonkette explain), those heroes of fee speech  have been silenced while the legal eagles work things out.

Funny how a guy like Dean who describes himself as a son of liberty works that way.

Fortunately, People for the American Way’s Right Wing Watch is listening to Dean’s show so we don’t have to. In Bradlee Dean Has Epic Meltdown over Minnesota’s Gay Marriage Law,  RWW’s Brian Tashman reports:

Minnesota-based Religious Right activist/rock star Bradlee Dean went ballistic on his radio show yesterday in response to his state’s new marriage equality law. Dean warned that Gov. Mark Dayton, who signed the same-sex marriage bill into law, is at “war with God” and is “about to find out what it’s like as to what the fallout is when you throw rocks towards God, he’s going to learn how gravity works.” He added that Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, who backed his state’s marriage equality law, and other pro-gay rights “criminals” will face divine justice as well.

Listen to the audio at RRW. Tashman points to some classic Dean schtick:

Dean even seems to believe that every gay person in the country showed up for yesterday’s celebration of the marriage equality law in order to “push their propaganda and their agendas on the American people,” just as Saul Alinsky commanded.

“They come from all over the country to do this so what you’ve seen was probably the whole lump of the population of the homosexual community in the United States of America,” Dean said. . . .

Dean really needs to get out more. 

Do I detect a bit of flop sweat on Mr. Smith’s brow? His rants have taken on the hyper-manic quality of someone who fears his fifteen minutes of fame and working the bigotry grift are about to end — and given his persona non grata status at the Capitol nowadays in the wake of his prayer session there, his alternate career options probably aren’t exactly legion, or lucrative.

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