Posts Tagged ‘Minnesota’

Arlen Specter says Norm Coleman should win Minnesota election

May 5, 2009

Today, newly Democratic Senator Arlen Specter said that he hopes the Minnesota Supreme Court will rule in favor of Norm Coleman and that he will once again be seated as a United States Senator.

Someone get this man a primary opponent ASAP.

Someone get this man a primary opponent ASAP.

The revelation comes courtesy of an interview the Pennsylvania Senator gave for the New York Times Magazine.  The complete interview will be available this weekend.

Arlen Specter recently made my list of Democratic Senators that are in the back pocket of the banking lobby.  Specter voted against consumers by opposing the bill that would help to renegotiate home loans for thousands of home owners.

Many Minnesotans are pushing Norm Coleman to drop his pending lawsuit.  In fact, failure to seat Al Franken is chipping into Governor Tim Pawlenty’s approval numbers.

The Minnesota Supreme Court will wait until this summer to make a ruling.

RWP Rating: Bizarre

Michelle Bachmann returns to idiocy, angry at disinvitation to government orgies

May 4, 2009

With all the innuendo in the following video, you’d think that Michelle Bachmann was gunning for the lead role in Milf Fuckers 39 instead of reelection in Minnesota’s 6th district.  On Saturday, Bachmann and Governor Tim Pawlenty gave speeches at a tax day tea party.

Bachmann is angry that the government is having an orgy without her and that it has already “spent its wad.”  To be fair, Bachmann simply wasn’t the prettiest girl at the party and the government just couldn’t hold out when they heard this speech by North Carolina congresswoman Virginia Foxx.

We need some real opposition in this country.  Not some fire and brimstone, good versus evil nutjob that believes the second coming of Christ will happen the second we have single-payer healthcare in this country.  The ideas are so archaic that you have to go back to 18th century, Salem Witch Trials logic in order to wrap your head around the idiocy.

For the love of Nathaniel Hawthorne and all reasonable people, get Bachmann the hell out of Congress.

RWP Rating: Strange

Five Democratic members of Congress arrested during Darfur protest (video)

April 27, 2009

Reps. Jim McGovern (D-Mass.), John Lewis (D-Ga.), Donna Edwards (D-Md.), Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), and Lynn Woolsey (D-Calif.), were arrested Monday during a protest to end the genocide in the Darfur region of the Sudan.

A video of the arrest is available here:

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Bachmann implies that Obama is creating Hitler-youth like program

April 6, 2009

Michelle Bachmann, idiot Congresswoman from Minnesota, cannot appear in public without fear mongering the fuck out of every moron that takes her drivel seriously.   This weekend, Bachmann appeared on Sue Jeffers radio show and continued her streak.

Jeffers actually wants Bachmann to run for the Senate.  I can’t imagine that happening considering that Bachmann only very narrowly won her Republican-leaning district in 2008.  The entire state of Minnesota won’t put up with her nonsense, right?  It really makes you guys look bad.

Anyway, Bachmann continues with her metaphor of “being behind enemy lines” in Washington.  This kind of talk incites violence.  It did during the days of Joe McCarthy and George Wallace and it does now.  Her substance isn’t even worth my time.  It’s so laced with bullshit and banalities that her opinion cannot be trusted.  The good people of Minnesota have got to fix this lapse in their thinking in 2010.   Our forgiveness won’t last forever.  One of these days, I’ll have to pull a Bill O’Reilly if you keep electing these chumps.

RWP Rating: Strange

Quick Link: Corn growers in Minnesota fined for acting like Republican PAC

April 2, 2009

The Corn Growers Association in Minnesota has been fined for acting like a Political Action Committee.  Money raised by the group was mostly given to Republican politicians.

RWP Rating: Normal

Full Story: Star Tribune

Michelle Bachmann calls for revolution against “Economic Marxism”

March 27, 2009

Representative Michelle Bachmann from the Sixth Congressional District of Minnesota received 187,805 votes in the 2008 election.  These votes were tallied after she made a fool out of herself Hardball with Chris Matthews.  Let me jog your memory.

Now Bachmann certainly deserves a shred of credit for never changing her tune.  After an election, most politicians quickly throw their support behind the new president, especially one with a 68% approval rating.  But Bachmann continues to contend that Barack Obama will enact a Marxist agenda.  And her language is getting progressively more violent.

Wednesday of this week, Bachmann went on Sean Hannity’s radio show and discussed what I can only deem as rudimentary fiscal policy.    Here is the interview:

Bachmann is a United States representative.  She is not Rush Limbaugh or Sean Hannity.  What she is doing is fear mongering.  I don’t think that people should be afraid of Bachmann herself.   This type of language was used by George Wallace in 1972 and Joseph McCarthy in 1954.  She is harmless and looking for attention.  But the listeners are another story.

Easily influenced people listen to that drivel and believe in all of its sweeping generalizations.  They get scared and think that the government is going to take their guns, their livelihood, and their personal freedoms.   What these people don’t do is pay keen attention to what is actually happening in the country.  Most of the time, they don’t really understand what Marxism or Socialism is.  The equation in their mind is simple.  Obama is on the left.  Socialists are on the left.  Ergo, Obama = Socialist.

Obama is a capitalist, whether you like it or not.  What politician would want to be a Marxist when all of their biggest donors are rich CEOs and hedge fund executives?  It doesn’t make any sense.   The rich pay for politicians so that they can become richer.  And how does this happen?  Through the wonders of Capitalism.

RWP Rating: Bizarre