Comments made by Bradlee Dean and sidekick Jake McMillan during this weekend's edition of Bradlee's radio show up the ante as far as the duo's preposterousness goes -- and that's saying something.SEE ALSO: Jake Dagel, former Bradlee Dean employee, discusses working for his "cultic sham ministry" Dur ... More >>
Long rumored in political circles, the insider expose on Michele Bachmann has finally become available as an e-book called Bachmannistan."The explosive first tell all book about the secretive world of Michele Bachmann and her political machinations that led to her dramatic retirement from Congr ... More >>
Last fall, a judge ordered Bradlee Dean to reimburse Rachel Maddow and the now-defunct Minnesota Independent $24,625 in legal fees stemming from a long-shot defamation lawsuit he filed against them.SEE ALSO: Jake Dagel, former Bradlee Dean employee, discusses working for his "cultic sham ministry" D ... More >>
Bradlee Dean and his You Can Run But You Cannot Hide "ministry" landed in hot water last summer for conducting shady fundraising at an Iowa Hy-Vee store.SEE ALSO: Bradlee Dean mocks Rachel Maddow's looks on Facebook [IMAGE]A year later, members of Dean's troupe are hanging out at gas stations in Flo ... More >>
The Daily Show creator returns home to Minnesota
Last week, judge Joan Zeldon ordered Bradlee Dean to pay Rachel Maddow and the now-defunct Minnesota Independent the $24,625 in legal fees he owes them by this Tuesday.SEE ALSO:-- Bradlee Dean mocks Rachel Maddow's looks on Facebook [IMAGE]-- Bradlee Dean crank calls Keith Ellison, alleges that Musl ... More >>
Since late June, Bradlee Dean has owed Rachel Maddow and the now-defunct Minnesota Independent $24,625 in legal fees stemming from a ridiculous defamation lawsuit he failed against them.SEE ALSO: Dean foresees armed insurrection if Obama is reelected: "America deserves what it gets" [AUDIO]In the me ... More >>
Bradlee Dean took to Facebook on Tuesday to take a cheap shot at one of his longtime rivals, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow.SEE ALSO: Bradlee Dean's troupe to Iowa public school: Homosexual lifestyle 'literally kills' gays [VIDEO] But instead of blasting Maddow for her lefty politics or support for "the r ... More >>
SEE ALSO: -- Bradlee Dean must pay attorney fees to Rachel Maddow, Minnesota Independent-- Bradlee Dean's troupe to Iowa public school: Homosexual lifestyle 'literally kills' gays-- Bradlee Dean uses "suicide prevention" to raise money for anti-gay ministry Last weekend, Bradlee Dean's You Can Run B ... More >>
About a year ago, after filing a libel lawsuit against MSNBC host Rachel Maddow and the Minnesota Independent, controversial preacher Bradlee Dean sounded pretty confident. His attorney, Larry Klayman, even declared that Maddow's career was effectively finished. It turns out that might have been a ... More >>
Minneapolis-St. Paul is the 13th "most lesbainish" metro in the country, according to Jezebel's first-ever ranking of lesbian hot spots.Jezebel doesn't explain the list's methodology, so take it for what it's worth, but the Twin Cities gets kudos for our abundance of piercing-laden bicycle chicks ... More >>
Michele Bachmann and Bradlee Dean: Friends no more?Things are not looking good for Michele Bachmann's presidential campaign these days. Earlier this month, her entire New Hampshire staff jumped ship. Recent polls show she's slipped into a distant fourth place in the race for the nomination. A ... More >>
Bradlee Dean, Rick Santorum: Track suit, empty suit.Rick Santorum, the former U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania, announces that he's running for president every few days, waiting for someone to finally notice. With Mitt Romney, Rick Perry, and Herman Cain (Herman Cain!) vacuuming all the oxygen from ... More >>
In the past, conservative pastor Bradlee Dean has been an outspoken critic of the media. Dean (real name Bradley Dean Smith) is even suing MSNBC host Rachel Maddow and Minnesota Independent writer Andy Birkey for their coverage, accusing the two reporters of defaming him by taking an excerpt fr ... More >>
Andy Birkey is being sued by Bradley SmithHeavy metal pastor Bradley Dean Smith is at war with Minnesota Independent reporter Andy Birkey. Last week, Smith (a.k.a Bradlee Dean) filed a lawsuit against Birkey and MSNBC host Rachel Maddow, accusing them of taking an excerpt from his radio sho ... More >>
Larry Klayman: lawyer, activist, character on West Wing.Bradlee Dean's lawyer, Larry Klayman, is quite the character. Really. As in, there's actually a character in the show West Wing based off of him named Harry Klaypool. Klayman is also the founder of Freedom Watch, might have been the inspira ... More >>
Smith wants more than $50 million from the MSNBC host.Punk rock preacher Bradley Dean Smith will announce plans later this morning to sue MSNBC host Rachel Maddow for more than $50 million. According to Smith, better known as Bradlee Dean, Maddow and other unnamed news outlets defamed him by twe ... More >>
Photo by Nick Pinto, Village Voice.Sporting a Minnesota Twins t-shirt, Smith and his lawyer announced the lawsuit in New York this morning.Controversial pastor Bradley Dean Smith announced this morning that, in addition to MSNBC host Rachel Maddow, he is also suing Minnesota Independent writer An ... More >>
Birkey has won awards for his coverage of Smith.The Minnesota Independent is standing by its reporting, denying allegations that writer Andy Birkey defamed punk rock pastor Bradley Dean Smith. Smith, a.k.a. Bradlee Dean, filed a lawsuit against Birkey this morning, alleging that Birkey and MSNBC ... More >>
Smith held a press conference this morning in New York to announce the lawsuit.Minnesota pastor Bradley Dean Smith -- a.k.a. Bradlee Dean -- announced earlier today he is suing MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow and Minnesota Independent writer Andy Birkey. The civil suit, filed today in Washington, D. ... More >>
Mingling with the liberal media elite.There was a time when Michele Bachmann's fans jeered at the way MSNBC's Chris Matthews dismissed her as a hypnotized zombie, and they cheered when she tweaked him on camera after her re-election. So we're wondering what they think of her being caught on came ... More >>
Michele Bachmann wants to get all Swiss Family Robinson with Keith Olbermann.Keith Olbermann has named Michele Bachmann the "Worst Person In The World" over and over, but given the choice she says she'd rather take him with her to a desert island any day than Rachel Maddow or Chris "Tingly Fe ... More >>
Do the ends justify the means?The reporter who outed a homophobic pastor as secretly gay on the cover of Lavender has penned a letter accusing the Star Tribune of misrepresenting his investigation.John Townsend infiltrated a support group to get the goods on Rev. Tom Brock, who has famously blame ... More >>
The 14th installment of Gastro Non Grata takes place at the Triple Rock this Sunday (doors at 6, $7 advance/ $10 at the door, gastronongrata.com). Triple Rock will provide the food and several of the band members of musical guests the Prairie Sons and Blood, Sweat, and Beers. As always, Nort ... More >>
Into Dawn's Walker's day, a little barnyard poop -- maybe even a lot of poop -- must fall. Check out the video. It's the second in a series. The first drew the attention of MSNBC's Rachel Maddow.
Photo via americaspower/FlickrU.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, a Republican in a party that's moved so far to the right that he's now considered a liberal on the court, is likely going to retire while President Barack Obama is in office. Who replaces him? That's the latest Washin ... More >>
Want to pose for a $10,000 photo op with Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann on April 7 in Minneapolis? Want to do it for free? Read on.
The "Kennedy seat" in the senate goes to a Republican, health care reform dies, and now this. It's a bad week for liberals.
Reminder: Nothing ever dies on the Internet. Addendum: If it doesn't die, it may come back to bite you.
A two-month-old vote on a bill to protect rape victims still ties Republican senators in knots.
We've rounded up a collection of video and text in case you were "too busy" to make it to Washington, D.C. yesterday for the hoopla.
In part two of a double feature from MSNBC, Rachel Maddow calls out Tim Pawlenty for his recent trip to upstate New York.
When Sarah Palin wrote about President Obama "death panels" and cited our very own Rep. Michele Bachmann, we put them both in the crazy box and called it a day. Not so fast.
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If there's one way to truly date yourself as a white male bigot, Pat Buchanan nailed that viewpoint straight on the head last night on Rachel Maddow's MSNBC show.
Rachel Maddow helps us connect the dots.
On yesterday's episode of her popular MSNBC show, she celebrated the Minnesota Zoo's Who Pooped?
We've really been tingling with excitement for the big day of Republican teabagging all across this great nation. Where everyone can put their sexual prejudice aside and teabag together.
Bachmann cited a fact from an MIT study and the author has repeatedly said that Republicans are misreading it and that fact is completely false.
Local IT consultant Adria Richards is believed to be one of the first people to find the database of personal data easily accessible on Norm Coleman's campaign Web site. She spoke to Rachel Maddow about her discovery.
Gov. Tim Pawlenty made yet another appearance on Rachel Maddow's MSNBC show yesterday. What's he doing this time? Trying not to piss off Rush Limbaugh.
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Don't worry Minnesotans. Pawlenty can't resist grabbing for the stimulus plan's "meandering buffet".
Oh, and he thinks Rachel Maddow could be the next Air America senator. We can barely wait.
Perhaps his most risky joke was retelling a line from Chris Rock, when he says, "And George W. Bus ... More >>