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Rios Defends Ruse

The American Family Association may have cut ties with Austin Ruse after he declared that liberal academics should be “taken out and shot” while guest hosting for Sandy Rios last week, but Rios seems to think it’s much ado about nothing. He was just using “words of life” to tell people that they’re going to burn in hell.

And she says it was merely an “probably an intemperate remark” but that she would have said the same thing herself.

Austin Ruse sat in for me last week, and Austin brings to this microphone such experience and intellect and passion and I love that about him. Toward the middle of the week, he made a statement that was picked up by one of the left-wing posts and it was taken and run with. It was probably an intemperate remark, it reminded me of something I would’ve said, I could’ve easily said what Austin said, I think any of us could. In conversation sometimes we’ll be saying something—I might not say this on the mic—but I would say this to my friends, ‘Just kill me, just put me out of my misery.’ Or I would say something, ‘They should all — they all ought to be all — whatever.’ I think we’ve all in intemperate, uncareful moments of passion said things like that, but you can’t say that at a radio microphone without their being some sort of response to it, so that’s what Austin got, a big wave of negative response.

Yes, of course. Ruse is the victim of such terrible persecution.

Comments

  1. says

    Sandy, honey; I’m not sure that the strategy of defending the “Not too fuckin’ clever Ruse” is gonna bring HIM up a notch. NoI’msay’n?

  2. Mr Ed says

    intemperate remark – things we think but try not to say in front of non-believers

    While the remark may have been more hot air it reminds me of the movie The Killing Fields. One of the groups targeted by the Khmer Rouge was intellectuals. When smart and educated people are seen as the enemy of your movement that real does sum it up.

  3. dugglebogey says

    The non-apology apology. It’s weak.

    If you agree with him, agree. If you think it’s appropriate to advocate violence against people who disagree with you politically and announce your advocacy via mass medium, thereby encouraging large numbers of people to follow your advice, then say so.

    Otherwise you need to rebuke it.

    Doing anything else makes you a chicken shit.

  4. says

    “One of the groups targeted by the Khmer Rouge was intellectuals.”

    And one of the markers for “intellectualism” was wearing spectacles. Another was to be found to have had dental work done; “Look, Ma. I’m an enemy of the people!”.

    “Doing anything else makes you a chicken shit.”

    Cowardice is a KKKristianist virtue.

  5. Wylann says

    Wait, she referred to Ruse as an intellectual?

    Get a rope….. Make it two, just to be sure.

  6. caseloweraz says

    Sandy Rios: It was probably an intemperate remark, it reminded me of something I would’ve said, I could’ve easily said what Austin said, I think any of us could.

    Well, OK, Mrs. Rios. You should be taken out and shot.

    (Cue the big wave of negative response — in 5… 4… 3…)

  7. Hercules Grytpype-Thynne says

    Or I would say something, ‘They should all — they all ought to be all — whatever.’

    Interesting. She claims that it’s the kind of thing she could have said herself – and then she can’t actually force herself to say it.

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