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. We've coll ... More >>
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. She asked supporters for ... More >>
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 >>
Mother knows best.Rep. Michele Bachmann has voted to defund AmeriCorps, the popular community service organization that her son opted to join in 2009. Guess she showed him who's boss.
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 >>
(Photo by RJ Bejil) Forget haikus, freeform, and slam poetry for now. This contest will celebrate the limerick, one of the oldest forms of poetic expression.
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?)
The Star Tribune columnist attempted to wade into the funhouse, only to get lost among the mirrors.
Political reporter Rachel Stassen-Berger talks to CP now that the dust has settled after jumping posts and being told she cannot take her Twitter account with her.
Who are the local hot shots on Twitter?
We've got some Twisdom to throw your way. Check out what kind of "genius" some locals had to spew this week on Twitter.
Good luck networking for that next job sporting a Snuggie. Hey, your robe is on backwards! Why did you bring your blanket to the bar and how the hell did you get sleeves in it?
It's probably not a good sign when suburban newspaper chain Sun Newspapers launches their own daily video update the same week as the Star Tribune and they are doing a better job at it.
You know what ticks off Fake James Lileks more than propellers? NewsBreak Day 2, that's what.
You know who ticks off Fake James Lileks more than dandelions? Newscaster Real James Lileks, that's who.
Friday's five most fascinating stories printed on wood pulp.
James Lileks gets a new gig while other Stribbers get their walking papers
A once proud newspaper makes grim concessions to economic realities
While the vaunted blogosphere fiddles over the injustice suffered by one of its own, here's word from one of the Star Tribune's actual reporters about the fate of his colleagues.
Poor James Lileks, the not-untalented but supremely self-obsessed novelty book writer/war blogger/soon-to-be-former Strib columnist. This week's announcement that the Strib plans to dump the Daily Quirk, Lileks' lighter-than-air humor column, gave rise to some embarassing expressions of outrage on t ... More >>
Columnist grows to appreciate another kind of weed
Hugh Hewitt makes an enemy's list--Strib #2
James Lileks used to be content with writing about his toddler's toilet training. Then Iraq gave him the chance to become the state's most famous conservative.
For Budd Rugg the world is one big unrequited crush
Captain Budd sails off in pursuit of the great tan whale
A journey through City Pages' past.