Tom Emmer, the endorsed Republican candidate for MN Governor made a stab a damage control Wednesday. Last weekend Emmer emerged from a restaurant in St. Paul with tales of restaurant servers making $100,000 a year while the owners scrape by on leftovers. The problem he pointed to on Saturday was minimum wage laws. While he didn’t actually say the words: “ I want to cut minimum wages for servers”, he argued that minimum wages interfere with the “market” and presumably make things harder for owners who are the gooses with the golden eggs. (You can see the video here.)
(ST PAUL)-Minnesota's grassroots reaction to the state Republican Party's embrace of Arizona-style anti-immigrant legislation reached a new high yesterday as the public joined protesters in chanting opposition to GOP-endorsed gubernatorial candidate Tom Emmer during St. Paul's annual Cinco de Mayo parade.
Activists flanked the Emmer unit as it marched through the Latino neighborhood. Emmer, who greeted supporters before they joined the parade, failed to march with them.
The crowd joined protesters who drew attention to Emmer 's statement that SB1070 was "a wonderful start" during a live show on Minnesota Public Radio.
Columbus Go Home DC Full Story! Roy Beck, Tea Baggage, Undercover Feds, and Comprehensive European Reform!By syndicated_content on 23 Mar 2010
Washington D.C. -- Prankster and Activist Robert Erickson incites tea baggers to shout "COLUMBUS GO HOME!", debates anti-immigrant zealot Roy Beck of Numbers USA, and discovers undercover federal agents in a new hilarious video, which unveils his plan for Comprehensive European Reform.
“Hi I’m Robert Erickson, you may remember me from my speech at last November’s Tea Party Against Amnesty. I strongly believe illegal immigrants are responsible for some of the worst crimes in history and because of that we need to remove them from the country by any means necessary.
From anti-colonial activist "Robert Erickson": "The original Tea Party [documentary] trailer was too good to pass up on, so I used it as an opportunity to parody the outrageous rhetoric of the right-wing. We call on all people of conscience to take a stand against the dehumanizing tactics perpetrated by real criminals like Joe Arpaio and ICE," explained Erickson. Erickson is organizing a Back to Europe movement planned for the spring.
This morning, tea-party prankster Robert Erickson - who last week infiltrated a right-wing "Tea Party Against Amnesty" at the Minnesota State Capitol, sparking an internet sensation - attempted to turn himself in for self-deportation at the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention center in Bloomington. Along with seven other illegal European immigrants wearing orange jumpsuits and about 25 supporters, the pranksters chanted "Columbus go home!" and "Deport us now!" to stubborn ICE officials.