Outrage over the stupidest, most racist local news story in recent history has officially gone national. Last night Jon Stewart devoted a five-minute segment of The Daily Show to picking apart KSTP's infamous #Pointergate story that aired last Thursday. See also: KSTP's #PointerGate: Reporter Jay ... More >>
The morning talk show Fox & Friends took issue Monday with a Strib story about a St. Paul YMCA swim class for Muslim girls that was organized with the support of police. "The minority becoming the majority at one community pool," says newsreader Heather Nauert. "Sharia law is now changing ever ... More >>
Hey, New York City:You're doing this bike share thing wrong.
The Daily Show creator returns home to Minnesota
In December, we blogged about Salon's list of the "craziest gun laws in America." The winner, so to speak, was a law in Wisconsin allowing people to carry concealed weapons in unenclosed areas on University of Wisconsin-system campuses.SEE ALSO: Jon Stewart slams Jesse Ventura's gun control view on ... More >>
For Jesse Ventura, gun control is the ability to "put two rounds into the same hole from 25 meters." In other words, he's a strong supporter of the Second Amendment who once characterized the federal assault weapons ban that expired in 2004 as "a stupid piece of legislation."SEE ALSO: Jesse Ventura ... More >>
A loud critic of Tartan High School's not-to-be Porn Prom is eyeing a Minnesota GOP leadership spot. Marjorie Holsten, currently Senate District 34 Chairwoman, is one of a handful of candidates in the running for the next Republican Party of Minnesota state chair, Politics in Minnesota reports. ... More >>
From supporters to protesters to strippers, Miami will be ready
The Daily ShowJason Jones goes cruising at a Minneapolis Target.When The Advocate declared Minneapolis the gayest city in America four months ago, the honor was celebrated locally but it also raised some eyebrows. Really? Minneapolis? We're always ready to accept another best city award, but ... More >>
Jaypeg21How much weight you got in that thing?For more than a year now, Minnesota has enjoyed the distinction of being the only state in the nation where you can get charged for possession of bong water.Now some state legislators, tired of being the butt of national jokes, are trying to change th ... More >>
Ok, ok! Rape is rape.Maybe they were just trying to get a rise out of us? Legislators are backing off the move we told you about last week that would have narrowed the cases in which victims of rape would be eligible for publicly funded abortions. Minnesota representatives supported the bil ... More >>
Ieshuh Griffin on the Daily Show Ieshuh Griffin, the woman who captured the attention of the nation for her controversial election slogan "Not the white man's bitch," is at it again. Griffin is running for not one, but--count 'em--two county seats. Griffin wants to be county executive, the top ... More >>
"NOT the Whiteman's bitch" does "The Daily Show."Ieshuh Griffin's decision to brand herself "NOT the Whiteman's Bitch" as a part of her campaign strategy for Wisconsin Assembly managed to capture the attention of local and national media. But that was about it.
Ieshuh Griffin is "not the white man's bitch.Since Wisconsin won't let Ieshuh Griffin her put her campaign slogan, "NOT the white man's bitch," on the ballot in her run for a seat in the state Assembly, she's looking for other megaphones. Last night, John Oliver gave her one on "The Daily Sh ... More >>
One of these two is a complete idiot.Even if you don't watch the video, which you totally should, you must at least check out Stewart's rejoinder at the 6:18 mark to Bachmann's claim that "no one was saying that this [oil] fund shouldn't be set up":"You were saying that! Congresswoman Michele Ba ... More >>
Pawlenty told Stewart he's running for president of his youth soccer league, and he's all in favor of "iCollege"It was another day, another dodge on questions about his presidential aspirations when Gov. Tim Pawlenty made his much-ballyhooed first appearance on "The Daily Show" last night. " ... More >>
Minnesotans got over it a long time ago, but Tim Pawlenty keeps reminding us he's breaking up with us, that he's moving on, that he's got a whole nation to woo.Of course, before he can woo the country, our home-grown presidential hopeful has to overcome the problem that nobody knows who he is.
Remember the greatest moment in Minneapolis-St. Paul International airport history? Who doesn't?! In 2007, then-Sen. Larry Craig of Idaho was arrested in the airport after soliciting sex in the men's bathroom with the infamous wide stance and foot tap. He pled guilty hoping it would make the in ... More >>
Time for another "ism"When it comes to delivering the crazy-town incendiary rhetoric, Michele Bachmann doesn't quit. She spent much of the spring spouting the now totally debunked assertion that President Barack Obama had nationalized 51 percent of the U.S. economy.Our pick for Best Villain h ... More >>
... And Newt Gingrich, Sarah Palin, Sean Hannity and Fox News in general, bullshitters all. The gleeful evisceration of Bachmann and Palin comes five minutes into the video clip below, as they invoke the name of Ronald Reagan during their Minneapolis love-fest to smear Obama for being a pie- ... More >>
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Take that, penicillin! Will stem cell meat halt the killing of edible animals?
Franken's amendment prohibited the U.S. government from giving out contracts to companies that have clauses that make it impossible for employees to sue if they are raped at work.
Hot Dish puts the new two-in-one bacon mayonnaise to the taste test:
What if Democrats had a super-duper majority? We'd be living as socialists!
All other NYTimes journalists: pansies.
The Daily Show's Jon Stewart jumped on Bachmann's swine flu comment and uses her theory to make some other "interesting" connections.
As usual, Jon Stewart of The Daily Show comes through for all that wonder what Rep. Michele Bachmann is thinking sometimes (or all the time).
A California donut shop is getting guff for its mental illness theme.
If you weren't teabagging someone yesterday, you're probably missing out on something that is sweeping the nation.
The Daily Show's Jon Stewart took his own shot at Minnesota, at least sort of complimenting us as being one of the "smart state ... More >>
Fox News reports that the third season of Chappelle's Show, scheduled to return to Comedy Central May 31, has been suspended indefinitely. What's going to happen to a nation of catchphrase swipers who are desperate for party material, even though hearing "I'm Rick James, bitch" from the mouth of a M ... More >>