Hyperbole was taken to hard-to-top heights this afternoon on the House floor as Rep. Jim Newberger, R-Becker, compared the Safe and Supportive Minnesota Schools Act to the dystopian society described by George Orwell in his classic novel, 1984.Newberger's main concern is a provision in the Safe Scho ... More >>
Late last week, a reader sent City Pages a photo showing men dressed in German SS uniforms seated in the main dining room of northeast Minneapolis restaurant Gasthof Zur Gemutlichkeit surrounded by Nazi flags. The source, who wishes to remain anonymous, had himself received the photo from a friend, ... More >>
Not worth stealing
In recent weeks, Rev. Brad Brandon, the director of church outreach for Minnesota for Marriage, has traveled the state giving a presentation where he compares same-sex marriage advocates to Nazis.SEE ALSO: Rev. Brad Brandon wants his GOP endorsements to be tax exempt Minnesotans United for All Famil ... More >>
The Shawano Sturgeon has lived through a lot -- the tail end of reconstruction, the Spanish-American War, World War I, Hitler, The Beatles, Justin Bieber. Not only has she outlived every human currently on the face of the earth, but she's still fertile! The Wisconsin DNR discovered the record-settin ... More >>
Comic purists may be disappointed with the liberties
Rep. Tom Hackbarth somehow drags Hitler and Castro into debate about Minnesota's budget.Representative Tom Hackbarth really knows how to start trouble for himself. First it was lurking in an abortion clinic parking lot with a gun. Now this. Late last week, Hackbarth got an email from Robin S ... More >>
Michele Bachmann: Time invoke the corollary to Godwin's Rule.In New Hampshire over the weekend, Michele Bachmann declared that the American tax code creates "a similar death and a similar taking away" as Hitler's extermination of six million Jews during the Holocaust. To suggest that there i ... More >>
Dane Deutsch says he's just misunderstood.Wisconsin Senate candidate Dane Deutsch has concluded that Adolph Hitler was a strong, rather than, say, devious, psychopathic and evil, leader. He also felt compelled to share his epiphany with the world on Twitter.
If you weren't able to attend last night's Lightning Bolt show, chances are you heard it from your house.
It's the end of the world as she knows itIn her never-ending quest to push the Obama-is-a-socialist meme forward, Michele Bachmann is featured in a new documentary horror movie produced by James Kennedy's Coral Ridge Ministries. The video promo for "Socialism: A Clear and Present Danger" sa ... More >>
Photo: TMAB2003Dangerous weaponry in AustinSo Matthew Novak and Naomi Snoozy decide they're going to do the honorable thing and confront a handful of neo-Nazis at one of those typically tiny little racist rallies that draw more protesters and TV cameras than actual Hitler wannabees. The prot ... More >>
James Lileks notes that the Hitler parody videos are slowly being taken down from YouTube. See this one while it's still available: (UPDATE: Looks like it's been taken down. Anyone find any mirror sites?)
Ballpark was always heinous act of thoughtlessness
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Movie is good idea but not executed well—kind of like Cruise himself
The songs we can't escape
After running out of old ladies to fire, the Star Tribune begins clipping the mentally handicapped
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[CITY PAGES BLOGS] Steve Monaco's got last week's answers and winners, and this week's Monday Movie Quiz at Couch Pundit. Does your ass have what it takes to be on the cover of "Born in the U.S.A.?" Lindsey Thomas at This is Pop turns us on to a place that recreates album covers... and you're the ... More >>
Excerpts of Jeff Weise's Nazi chatboard posts As Channel 5 (KSTP) reported last night, the Red Lake school shooter, Jeff Weise, apparently posted a series of messages to a white supremacist chatboard at the website Nazi.org a year ago. The page has been removed, but here are excerpts of the posts in ... More >>
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