Holy mackerel! The New York Times has now resorted to quoting comments from this blog in its stories on Congresswoman Michele Bachmann.In Friday's New York Times, Reporter Kate Zernike wrote a story headlined, "A Breast-Feeding Plan Mixes Partisan Reactions." About halfway down, it features an od ... More >>
Travel ChannelTo eat foreskin, or not to eat foreskin...On tomorrow night's episode of Bizarre Foods, Minnesota local Andrew Zimmern travels to Madagascar, where he is forced to ask himself, "Would I eat human flesh?" He and his wife are honored guests at the ritual circumcision of a five-year-o ... More >>
Chase Boruch is accused of killing his mother for money.Chase Boruch had already been through the ringer. But to the rest of the world, it looked as though the 24-year-old Iraq War veteran had managed to avoid the mental health roulette endemic to the conflict--returning home, starting college, a ... More >>
Jesse Ventura now: Vote for Tom Horner.Jesse Ventura shocked Minnesota, and launched a million late-night TV jokes, when he made the leap from the pro wrestling ring to the governor's mansion in the 1998. Now he's passing the feather boa to a new independent. He's endorsed Tom Horner for gov ... More >>
Who are you saying ought to be drug tested?Keith Ellison is none too happy with White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs for putting down President Obama's liberal critics in a new interview. In fact, he wants Gibbs fired.The episode is further evidence that the president's uneasy truce with ... More >>
mmtzjr69outEven less LGBT-friendly than you thoughtTarget CEO Gregg Steinhafel wants us to believe that when his company threw money into Tom Emmer's campaign for governor last month, it wasn't because Emmer's a raging homophobe, but because he's a raging pro-business tax-cutter.But Steinhafel's ... More >>
Kitty Kelley supports Nick Coleman.Celebrity biographer Kitty Kelley is so ticked off over Saint John's University's controversial ousting of Star Tribune columnist Nick Coleman that she withdrew her support for the school and slammed it on Huffington Post. Coleman was a Senior Fellow at the ... More >>
Photo: YouTube Grandma Randi Reitan doesn't like anti-gay storesWhoever at Target thought it would be a good idea to pitch in $150,000 to support gubernatorial candidate Tom Emmer must be kicking themselves right now. The company formerly known for supporting gay employees is getting an avala ... More >>
T-Paw's in Limbaugh's sites (right behind Palin...)Maybe Gov. Tim Pawlenty's national profile is rising despite a recent rash of none-too-encouraging polls: Stogie-smokin' right-wing radio yakker Rush Limbaugh has a soft spot for T-Paw's White House aspirations. That tidbit dribbled out of t ... More >>
jules:stonesoup via Flickr.comMichael Ruhlman stirred the pot for foodies on Huffington Post, calling "bullshit" on the idea "that we all lead such busy lives that we have no time to cook." It's easy to take Ruhlman's admonition with some cynicism--after all, the man makes his living writin ... More >>
Bush's brain, revered Republican tactician, and Democratic bete noir Karl Rove will speak and sign copies of his White House memoir on Thursday, April 22, from noon to 2 p.m. at Smith Hall on the university's East Bank campus. Check out reviews of the book at the Washington Post, Los Angele ... More >>
"It used to be that the filibuster was reserved for matters of great principle," Franken said of the cantankerous Kentuckian's maneuver.
He'll also be at the Apache Mall in Rochester on March 19, and the Rosedale Center on March 22.
"They gave me this crazy beard that was hanging down pointed, looked like Travolta, right?"
When the Drudge Report linked to a post about the billboard, his phone began to ring incessantly and comments below the post turned vile.
Sen. Dan Inouye, a Hawaii Democrat, might remove or change the amendment that passed the Senate a couple weeks ago.
Republicans were called "pro-rape" for voting against Franken's amendment, but what about the Department of Defense and the White House? They were against it too.
The amendment stops defense contractors from receiving federal funding if they use mandatory arbitration clauses that prevent victims of assault from going to court.
Unhealthy meals raise the question: should we enact a "junk food tax"?
Plagiarizing paper gives City Pages major flashes of déjà vu
Editor blames the economy, the summer season, and some guy named Garrett for cut and paste job.
Lt. Colonel Joe Repya of Eagan wrote an editorial for the Pioneer Press explaining his exit from the Minnesota GOP.
Thought suitgate was old campaign season news? The FBI is currently investigating Norm Coleman's wardrobe after allegations last year that a longtime buddy and donor was buying him suits, says the Huffington Post.
Congresswoman finds it an "interesting coincidence" that Dems are in power during flu outbreak
We fact checked Bachmann and the story spread across the blogosphere, made it in some major political publications, and was picked up by the Associated Press. We're all Bachmann crazy.
Ellison was detained for about three hours before being released on $100 bail after the planned arrest.
Bob Dylan releases new music video, Green Day schedule TC date & Sick of Sarah plans national tour.
It would probably end up better than most of the reality shows we accidentally waste our time watching. At least she's an elected official and supposed to be intelligent. Can't say so much for drunken fools on MTV.
Fox Nation imagines Franken as a pathetic furry rabbit.
Just wait. Someday she'll catch the golden snitch. Then we'll all be screwed.
Looks like Al Franken could fillibuster-proof the Democratic majority in the Senate if he emerges victorious from the election court case -- and if a little strategy play by President Obama works out.
St. Olaf has let go the visiting prof, but a cursory Google search could have prevented embarrassment
Hurricanes, war, avian flu, locust plagues, that annoying song you couldn't get out of your head. It wasn't the greatest of all possible years. Nor was it halfway decent. But to prove that it wasn't all bad, we asked 29 writers to rave about the ar