Press "Enter" to skip to content

Local Election Worker Funded Sunday’s Anti-Immigrant Paranoia Rally

What good neighbor would pay good money to bring crypto-white supremacist out-of-state speakers to a public facility in Aberdeen to spread hate and fear about Muslims, immigrants, Marxists, and other great bugaboos of the new and un-American Red-Green Scare?

Facility sales receipt, Aberdeen Parks Recreation & Forestry Department, 2017.11.01.
Facility sales receipt, Aberdeen Parks Recreation & Forestry Department, 2017.11.01.

Ardys Gosch, an otherwise good citizen who frequently serves as an election worker in our fair city, paid $213 to give Philip Haney and James Simpson, whom the Sioux Falls History Club had the good sense to send away, a place to mong their fear on Sunday.

Well, at least the city gets $213 in additional revenue to keep trying to provide services for all residents and to undo the damage to our workforce and business recruitment done by this Gosch-funded hate rally.


  1. Donald Pay 2017-11-07 07:59

    I don’t know I would be saying “an otherwise good citizen.” She’s disgusting to be pushing hate. A lot of people died in WWII to get rid of the hate she’s pushing. Hate and good citizen are incompatible.

  2. lrads1 2017-11-07 09:02

    Cory, you should be able to solve this riddle. Who else do you know with that last name in Aberdeen? Are they related? Whose father is he? I wonder where son picked up his attitudes about respecting their fellow man (and woman).

  3. Donald Pay 2017-11-07 09:48

    Should public resources be allowed to be used for these traveling hate fests, even if they are paid for by a local citizen?

    Most public facilities have rules or guidelines for what can and cannot be done within a space owned by the public. For example, I expect there would be some policy that might prohibit, for example, a strip show to be held within the ARCC. If bad citizen Ardys decided to drop $213 down for a full-nude Chippendales show, would the ARCC rent out the facility? I expect there might be a few questions asked, and Ardys would have to find a less prestigious place to see the Swingin’ Richards. Yet, she can bring her disgusting hate fest to the Civic Theatre without any question?

    I suspect they roped foolish Ardys into this because these traveling haters have developed a bad reputation elsewhere, and to be honest about the disgusting filth that was going to show up for the hate fest might have scared off the ARCC.

    But, really, fascist haters deserves zero rights to rent public facilities, and the ARCC ought to take a look at their policies.

  4. Cory Allen Heidelberger Post author | 2017-11-07 12:48

    Lrads1, I don’t know if Ardys’s husband and local attorney Kennith Gosch attended or helped organize Sunday’s event. I don’t know if Ardys’s son, former House Majority Leader Brian, has any knowledge of his mom’s promotion of this crypto-Klan rally or any involvement with similar events sponsored by his own Pennington County GOP. I hope they can both steer Ardys away from this fear and hatred and fill whatever holes in her soul these hate speakers are preying on.

  5. Cory Allen Heidelberger Post author | 2017-11-08 05:58

    Donald, there is one up side to holding these dog-and-pony shows in public spaces. If I chose to waste a good Sunday afternoon on these honyockers, they would have a harder time evicting me from public space than they would from a private lecture hall.

  6. Donald Pay 2017-11-08 21:34

    Cory, I understand the positives of these haters outing themselves in public spaces. If this continues, there should be people there to photograph the attendees with an intent to publicly shame them. However, I think society benefits by seeing hate stomped out in public. There are certain things, gangbangs and hate fests, that ought not be done in public facilities. Let these folks engage in these hate orgies in their various anti-Jesus churches, or any private space that allows hate to run rampant.

  7. Cory Allen Heidelberger Post author | 2017-11-09 12:58

    But we have to make the firm case that their hate speech poses a concrete threat to society, right, Donald? We have to go down Alan Neville’s path and maybe further to show that these speakers are inciting genuine violence. Content restrictions are hairy. Shame and logical refutation of lies should be our first recourse, lest some backward minority seize our city council and ban Democrats from renting public facilities to talk about restoring all of the unconstitutional Obama-era policies that our savior Donald Trump has so righteously erased by executive order.

Comments are closed.