Everyone has an opinion about the killing of Osama bin Laden. In Minnesota, a lot of them used Twitter to luxuriate in sweet revenge for 9/11. Others found absurd humor in reactionary politics, or lamented that the state of the world hasn't changed very much in the past 24 hours.
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Now that she's seen Mexico, Bachmann might have to revise her criteria for what makes a gangstaRep. Michele Bachmann, who has compared the federal government to a "cartel" and called it "gangster government," has returned from visiting some real gangstas.
Now, she is calling herself "a stude ... More >>
Like this Mexican soldier, Bachmann will have deal with real gangstas.Rep. Michele Bachmann, who hid in the bushes from gays and lesbians in St. Paul, is now meeting with foreign leaders in the war against narcoterrorism.
She's just back from undisclosed locations in Mexico and Colombia on ... More >>
Bachmann finds another way to make a buck.When the Obama administration announced that it would no longer defend the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act, Michele Bachmann didn't take to her microphone at Fox News, and she didn't rant on the House floor.
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Who's watching the books?For a budget hawk and a former tax pro, Rep. Michele Bachmann sure seems to have an issue with math.
Maybe it's because she's got more money than she knows what to do with.
The Federal Election Commission has informed her--again--that her year-end campaign finance repo ... More >>
Running for president? Whatever.Tim Pawlenty has been on the road and in front of TV cameras incessantly to promote his book and his White House ambitions.
Michele Bachmann happily feeds rumors that she wants to be president, too; she practically has an endowed chair at Fox News; and her attacks ... More >>
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 >>
Glenn Beck explains the world.Down in South Carolina over the weekend, Michele Bachmann declared to a gathering of a few hundred Republicans that the tax code is a "weapon of mass destruction," and asserted in all seriousness that we ought to put Glenn Beck in charge of solving the debt crisi ... More >>
James Lileks has a beef with Blotter.In a New York Post article published today, Star Tribune columnist James Lileks complains about Blotter's dogged coverage of Congresswoman Michele Bachmann.The column for the Murdoch-owned paper is an attempt by Lileks to explain Minnesota politics, and Bachma ... More >>
Photo by Craig VanDerSchaegenFor those keeping score at home, one of the Cities' raunchiest "dirtybilly" bands, Courtney McLean and the Dirty Curls, disbanded toward the end of the summer and have since re-emerged as the Peter O'Tooles, a collaboration between local writers Max "Bunny" Sparber an ... 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?)