Lil DebbieFine Line Music Cafe, MinneapolisSaturday, March 1, 2014 Urban Dictionary defines ratchet as "a diva, mostly from urban cities and ghettos, that has reason so believe she is every man's eye candy. Unfortunately, she's wrong." In LL Cool J's song "Ratchet," he uses to word as a name for a g ... More >>
Last night Punch Pizza got some publicity better than any Superbowl ad.The President of the United States gave the local pizza chain an extended shout out during the State of the Union, lauding the company for giving employees raises to $10 an hour and calling on businesses across the country to fol ... More >>
Punch Pizza CEO John Soranno and employee Nick Chute have been invited to attend the State of the Union address tonight as guests of First Lady Michelle Obama. The local company recently bumped its store employees' minimum wage to $10 an hour, and tonight's invitation is a national nod from an admin ... More >>
In November, the "Winona County Republican Party" Facebook page shared a doctored image of the Obamas that alluded to racial stereotypes about blacks. In response to that and other instances where county-level MNGOP units got themselves in trouble for offensive posts, state Republican officials vowe ... More >>
Last month, MNGOP Chair Keith Downey announced party officials were developing new social media best practice guidelines. The move came at least partly in response to the Winona County GOP getting itself in trouble for sharing a Facebook post about the Obamas that alluded to stereotypes about blacks ... More >>
Apparently sick of seeing his party in City Pages headlines, MNGOP Chair Keith Downey says Minnesota Republicans are developing a new list of social media best practices guidelines.SEE ALSO: Liberal group apologizes for characterizing MNGOP guv candidate as "evil on the inside"The idea is that after ... More >>
-- Update at bottom -- Sure, it's not as bad as the Chisago County GOP's recent "Pro-choice: Against slavery? Don't buy one" post, but really?SEE ALSO: MNGOP Rep. Pat Garofalo suggests liberal blogger is a pussy Yesterday, the Winona County Republican Party shared a doctored image of Michelle Obama ... More >>
Next Thursday, November 14, Cosmos at the Graves 601 will be celebrating its 10th anniversary with a very special celebratory dinner. Four all-star chefs, each of whom has worked at Cosmos and made major contributions to the kitchen there, have been invited back for this dinner where they will creat ... More >>
Earlier this year, Minnesota Republicans said they wanted to see Norm Coleman challenge Gov. Mark Dayton in 2014. They won't get their wish.SEE ALSO:-- Norm Coleman on Michelle Obama's Oscars appearance: Obamas "owe Hollywood so much" -- Norm Coleman's "shadowy" American Action Network under fire fo ... More >>
Norm Coleman has had some surprisingly nice things to say about President Obama lately, but he's still a Republican, and he couldn't resist the urge to take a shot at the first lady during an appearance yesterday on Wolf Blitzer's CNN show.SEE ALSO: Michele Bachmann's "tar baby" Obama blast "has not ... More >>
Being the tallest man in America isn't as fun as you might imagine.'If I were that tall,' you might be thinking, 'I'd surely make a fortune playing basketball.' But it's impossible to play basketball when your feet, clad with ill-fitting shoes, are unable to support 7'8" worth of girth.That's the ... More >>
Ladies and other gentlemen, the First Gentleman.Marcus Bachmann is through being the mute, often-unseen husband of presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann. From now on, it's First Gentleman to you. As his wife attempts to salvage her campaign by tearing through 99 Iowan counties in 10 days, the no ... More >>
What started as an LOL for music fans in Questlove's social network has turned into a roaring political migraine for NBC, as Michele Bachmann has gotten word of the "diss" the Roots delivered in the form of her walk-on music on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on Monday night.Never one to let a contr ... More >>
The Food Pyramid becomes My Plate.After a lengthy, costly, research and development period, the USDA has replaced the old Food Pyramid nutrition guide with a new icon called My Plate. (The US government has issued new guidelines many times over the years--check out this cool graphic history.) ... More >>
Michele Bachmann and Mrs. Potatohead: Friends foreverMichele Bachmann is known for tilting at windmills. She's launched crusades to protect old-timey light bulbs as well as assailed Michelle Obama for her stance on providing breast pumps to new mothers.But M-Bach may have just gone into overdrive ... More >>
Rep. Michele Bachmann insisted over and over again on Sunday's Meet the Press and on Facebook that she was privy to a sinister plot by President Barack Obama to hide $105 billion worth of funding in the health care reform law. The story has about as much truth as the hogwash she peddled about t ... More >>
Bachmann leads a shrinking Tea Party Caucus.So much for a movement sweeping through the halls of Congress: Since Michele Bachmann founded the House Tea Party Caucus last summer and declared herself Receptacle in Chief, it has actually lost members. The Hill reports that the caucus now has 50 ... 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 >>
Bachmann turnover drive.Michele Bachmann just can't hold onto her staffers. Today, we learned that spokesman Sergio Gor and district director Julie Quist are moving on. Both short-timers say they are departing under amicable terms, but the shakeup reflects a pattern of aides who have bail ... More >>
Michele Bachmann is clueless about Lady Gaga.Lady Gaga headlined the Grammys. She's sold bazillions of records. An army of Little Monsters follows her every move and tweet. She's a bona fide cultural phenomenon. But Rep. Michele Bachmann, mother of five and foster mother to her own army, is ... More >>
Breast feeding: Can't we all just get along?Michele Bachmann attacked Michelle Obama yesterday for promoting breastfeeding. And our commenter of the day suspects that, were the congresswoman not an educated white woman working in a well-heeled profession that allows flexibility and perks when it ... More >>
Michele Bachmann trashes Michelle Obama over breastfeeding.When the teabaggers made Michele Bachmann their queen, were they hoping she'd start a war with First Lady Michelle Obama over breastfeeding?Because that's what she's doing.Mrs. Obama has promoted the idea of more flexible workplace rules ... More >>
The Democrats will kick it Charlotte.You can put away the gas masks and quit wondering whether your new roommate is a snitch: Charlotte, N.C., has been picked to host the Democratic National Convention in 2012, beating Minneapolis, St. Louis, and Cleveland.
ABCJamie Oliver encourages kids to be friends with vegetablesIf one of your New Year's resolutions is to eat more vegetables, congratulations on making such an important decision. Your committment can improve your health and help you lose weight. Still, changing eating habits can be difficu ... More >>
Paragon/TeabonicsKeeping us infromed.A lot of stories fly across our radar here at The Blotter on any given day. We never know what's coming next, and we're never really sure what readers are going to latch onto -- with a few notable exceptions. With that in mind, here's our Top 10 list of ... More >>
Bacon--pictured here, chicken fried--is as big as ever this year!When The Atlantic published its list of the Top 10 Biggest Food Stories of 2010, the Hot Dish couldn't help but chime in with our local take on each topic: 10. The Meat Trend From charcuterie plates to dry-aged steaks, both bee ... More >>
Photo: MildManneredPhotographerAnn Coulter, GOP "babe," with fanRemember the GOP talking point about how the upcoming November election is supposed to be all about jobs and the economy, and Minnesotans should really mellow out on meaningless distractions like Target-financed, state-institutio ... More >>
It's trendy, but is it tolerable?
Obama vows to to solve the epidemic of childhood obesity within a generation.
Michelle Obama mentions Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak's efforts to bring healthy food to underserved communities in a recent speech.
When President Obama spoke at the Target Center in Minneapolis Saturday, one supporter in the crowd got one heck of a shoutout. So who is this guy?
For Barack Obama's birthday, we take a quick walk down memory lane, highlighting some of the president's more notable food preferences.
Check out this painting of Rep. Michele Bachmann with a pancake on her head. Oh, and the pancake is on a stick. How Minnesotan.
Wednesday's five most fascinating stories printed on wood pulp.
Cartoonist's flapjack-topped noggins target everyone from McCain to Franken to Harry Potter
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.
The infamous Twin Cities artist Dan Lacey, known for his oil paintings of notables posed with pancakes on their heads, has finally given First Lady Michelle Obama her much deserved portrait.
Someone must be insane to think our next First Lady, Michelle Obama, and our crazy Rep. Michele Bachmann have anything in ... More >>