Senator-Elect Al Franken’s Final Appearance Before Being Sworn In


…and if you listen really hard…somewhere… that’s the faint sniffling of yet another Republican loser.

But I’m not gloating.

Coleman’s Staff Ditches Him

They’re leaving him to get real jobs.  The RNC has simply soaked them up into their ranks leaving Coleman without any friends.

LeRoy Coleman (no relation), who served as Coleman’s Senate communications director, has now joined the Republican National Committee as director of media affairs. And two weeks ago another top Coleman staffer, campaign manager Cullen Sheehan, became an RNC regional director.

The fact that Sheehan signed up for a new job is pretty telling, even though he’ll still be helping out with the Coleman camp. The reason is that Sheehan is the official co-plaintiff, along with Coleman, in the actual ongoing election lawsuit.

Oops… Maybe Sheehan should have stuck around until AFTER the judges decided that Al Franken won that race fair and square.  Let’s all not tell him and see what happens next, shall we?!

Norm Coleman Has to Pay Al Franken

HA HA!!!

ST. PAUL, Minn. Republican Norm Coleman must pay Democrat Al Franken $94,783 to cover court costs for his appeal of Minnesota Senate election results.

A Ramsey County court administrator entered the judgment Wednesday. It results from the two-month trial that ended with Coleman 312 votes short of Franken

Minnesota law required Coleman to cover some of Franken’s court costs because the race’s outcome didn’t change. The judgment excludes Franken’s attorney fees.

The GOP has to fork over more cash to keep Norm in their pathetic little Senate-race.  Well, if they have the cash – we’ll take it!!

Good on you Senator-elect Franken!

Norm Coleman prepping for an appeal – He’s still The Weasel!

Those communists over at MN Progressive Project… Ooooh — They make me so mad sometimes. That one guy, Mr. Big E – He stole my story right from under me!!

You see, I had to make two dinners! I had to make a dinner for my husband and then I had to make a dinner for our Little Otis. And all the while I’m fixing dinner for my small queer little family: Here comes The Big E who just rips my “breaking new story” right away from me. Oooooh… that makes me so mad.clenched-fist

One day I’ll have my revenge, Mr. Big E!! And then! …Oooooo!! You’ll be sorry!! You just mark my words!!

slime-moldWhile I contemplate my options for an apocalyptic revenge of unprecedented proportions; Let’s all talk about a much larger Minnesota Weasel who’s prepping up for an appeal:

Norm “The Slime” Coleman

Eric Kleefeld, over at Talking Points Memo has been watching Team Coleman in Minnesota’s courtrooms extremely close. “Micro-watching” you might say. He’s first published a story titled “Spokesman Declares Election ‘Fatally-Flawed, claiming that Team Coleman is splitting hairs offered up by election judges from Carver and Scott Counties.

Kleefeld wrote:

A Coleman lawyer/spokesman Ben Ginsberg’s post-court press conference today (c/o The Uptake), unveiled this new line: “You saw today in the testimony of Scott and Carver counties, why Al Franken’s current lead — and I use that term euphemistically — is based on..

theater-curtain…and the curtain rises at the (fake) Norm Coleman Theater… And we watch this play out:

The Coleman legal team used this afternoon’s examination of two county election managers, Kendra Olson of Carver County and Mary Kay Kes of Scott County, to explore their this-whole-election-is-a-disaster gambit again. Olson testified that she tried to be forgiving with some of the rules for accepting or rejecting absentee ballots — but not all.

Meanwhile, Scott County elections manager Mary Kay Kes said her county didn’t even check on a particular voter error that led Olson to keep out 181 ballots — what the Coleman camp claims is an inconsistency in treating ballots that rises to being a Constitutional violation.

Thus, Ginsberg said, there are votes already in the system that under the court’s recent ruling — which forbade Coleman from asking for some ballots to be counted — are to be considered invalidly cast.

Ta-da!! Applause! Applause everybody! What a brilliant performance! Positively brilliant! Applause!!

So the Coleman camp appears to be setting up a choice for this court or any future appeals: Either count all these rejected ballots, under Coleman’s novel Equal Protection claim, or we’ll insist that this whole election was illegal and demand a mulligan.

Kleefeld makes a cute observation as his final point:

Carver County, which has supposedly given Al Franken all these illegal votes, actually voted for Norm Coleman by 55%-29%, and Scott went for Coleman by 51%-31%. Even taking into account Franken’s statewide lead in absentee ballots, Coleman could have won them here.

hairballIt’s not that Coleman and his team is like a hair-ball yacked up by your favorite feline — it’s more like finding that same feline yacked up that same hair-ball and depositing it in middle of your pasta and marinara sauce. My point exactly: Norm Coleman is the giant hair-ball swimming in your meal, mixing it up with your tomato sauce and all those garlicky mushrooms.

In a second piece posted by Mr. Kleefled entitled: “Coleman Apparently Laying Groundwork for Appeal“, (The same story that Mr. Big E used in his story) Kleefeld unravels Coleman’s future intent.

Yesterday they (Team Coleman) asked the court to reconsider their ruling to not count certain categories of rejected ballots. And today they’ve continued to submit evidence from one of those categories into the record, ballots for which the voter failed to sign the application form.

The reason you would continue to submit evidence in a rejected category, to put it simply, is to make an appeal much easier. Coleman’s team is building up the evidentiary record that can be used in an appeals court …or perhaps the Senate itself — and the evidence will be assembled in case a higher judge rules with them as a matter of law that they should be counted.

There are two things that need to happen that will put a stop to all of this.

  1. Minnesota’s Supreme Court, or a federal judge, puts a kabosh on Coleman’s appeal-machine and shuts it all down. Yes, I’ll agree with Kleefeld’s implied prediction that Coleman will appeal and continue to appeal until he finds a sympathizing judge to declare the election that “mulligan” and all of us have to go back and vote all over again. Barring that sympathetic judge – someone in the Federal or the Minnesota judicial system will simply have to shut Team Coleman down and prevent him from any further appellate filings.
  2. The US Senate simply steps into this mess and seats Franken. Since the US Constitution declares that the Senate is the final arbiter of their members, and since the US Senate would be required to launch and ethics investigation on the whole Coleman-Kazeminy relationship should Coleman find a way to win this ballot-war — An intervention by the US Senate would be the only alternative option.

Buckle-up Minnesota: Norm Coleman’s going to be Minnesota’s biggest hair-ball swimming in our spaghetti for a very long time…Now, would someone please pass the Parmesan?

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MRE: Another Lawsuit from Coleman: Please, Let me Win!

It’s shameful, I know! But it’s what you get when you’re dealing with a Republican. They can’t be faulted, nor are you allowed to tell them they’re wrong. Meanwhile, they’ll do anything, including whoring out their wives to Iranian businessmen to keep in power, to be kept in fancy suits and to continue to kick our children in the teeth when it comes to health care.

This re-count stuff isn’t about Minnesota for Norm Coleman. It’s all about Norm Coleman!

Norm, who used to be useful to Minnesota, when he was a Democrat, has turned into the hateful drunken old man who’ll file frivolous lawsuits just to keep in power. It’s disgusting.

(“Drunken old man”, I know, I know. One of Coleman’s favorite restaurants has a server who’s a friend of mine. Coleman’s drink of choice: “Gin and Tonic…Just burn it.”)

Courtesy of Aaron Landry @ MNPublius, Team Franken has released a press statement:

COLEMAN CAMPAIGN TRIES TO DISENFRANCHISE MINNESOTANS

Another Coleman Lawsuit Makes It Clear: Norm Coleman Doesn’t Want All The Votes To Be Counted

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Saint Paul [11/08/08] – In a shameful effort to deprive Minnesota voters of their civil rights, the Coleman campaign today went to court in an attempt to block 32 absentee ballots from being counted.Communications Director Andy Barr:

“Our position is simple: Count every vote fairly. Ever since the routine process of canvassing to ensure that every vote is counted began, the Coleman campaign has been attempting to obstruct it. And, in typical fashion, they have now gone to court to shut down the count. This stealth attack on an early Saturday morning is a disgusting attempt to disenfranchise voters who did nothing wrong, and we will fight hard on behalf of Minnesotans who deserve to have their voices heard.”

Anyone surprised? These people are shameless.

Shameless indeed. A copy of the injunction (PDF) can be seen here.
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This picture came from my friend Tilde… She’s so hot. If she were a guy, I would totally make out with her.

But wait! Hark!! Do I hear the words from Norm Coleman’s camp speaking?! Of course I hear them… Norm Coleman – is suing because he’s “protecting” the Minnesota voter!

At first, he complained that this recount was a waste of taxpayer money. Then he files a lawsuit against Al Franken for the media’s discovery of Norm’s wife taking money from Iranian businessman, and now he’s filing this lawsuit because “HE LOVES US MINNESOTANS!!!”

From the Neocon’s castle come Michael B. Brodkorb, their court jester:

COLEMAN FOR U.S. PRESS RELEASE: “AS THE FRANKEN CAMPAIGN AND ITS OUTSIDE GROUP SUPPORTERS ATTEMPT TO UNDERMINE THE CANVASSING PROCESS, THE COLEMAN CAMPAIGN SEEKS TO PROTECT MINNESOTANS’ LEGAL RIGHT AND PRESERVE AN ORDERLY PROCESS TO ENSURE THAT EVERY LEGAL VOTE IS PROPERLY COUNTED”

ST. PAUL – The Coleman for Senate Campaign released the following statement today after it became evident that Franken Campaign and outside groups attempt to improperly influence canvassing process.

Campaign Manager Cullen Sheehan:

“Not content to allow the recount process to move forward as prescribed by law, the Franken Campaign and its supporters are attempting a campaign of undue influence. The increasing questions about unexplained and improbable shifts in vote counts, coupled with Franken Campaign antics over the past 24 hours, compelled us to seek legal action to protect the rights of Minnesota voters. We had an election. Senator Coleman won. And we now must have a legal and transparent process conducted in the light of day – and that is our goal and intent.

“Late last night, after another unexplained shift in votes occurred when the Secretary of State’s Office closed, new ballots have suddenly appeared from a heavily Democratic precinct. These ballots have been unsecure since the election, yet the Franken Campaign is demanding they be stuffed into the ballot box, attempting to change a vote count that was already finished. Minnesota election laws provide specific rules for reviewing and counting ballots. Today’s legal proceeding is an effort to ensure that a transparent and orderly process be in place. The Franken Campaign should be joining us in this action, not seeking to push the process outside the bounds of the law.”

Huh?! They won?!? What did they win?! By Minnesota law, the only thing they won was a recount of the votes!

And don’t you just love that last sentance there? “Franken you see, should be joining us in this action…by just saying Norm Coleman won.”

What a bunch of pompous ass-hats.

Norm Coleman doesn’t understand. The people of Minnesota elected Secretary of State, Mark Ritchie to do his job. He, and all of the election officials are doing a bang-up job as best they can. But Norm doesn’t see it that way. In a vote that triggers a Minnesota Law to recount the ballots, he whines that it’s a waist of taxpayer money. And now, he’s filing lawsuits to keep ballots from being counted…at the taxpayers’ expense.

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

The Minnesota Senate race hasn’t been called, yet. Last heard (The Ed Shultz Show) that Norm The Weasle Coleman is winning by 300 votes. So let’s get the charts out and get that out of the way first. From dKos, the numbers look like this:

Obama McCain MoE +/- RV/LV
Today
Research 2000: 51 (51) 46 (45) 3 LV Final
Reuters/Zogby: 54 (51) 43 (44) 2.9 LV Final
IBD/TIPP: 52 (48) 44 (43) 3.3 LV alternate link
Rasmussen: 52 (52) 46 (46) 2 LV Final today
Battleground: 50 (50) 48 (44) 3.1 LV Final projected

Yesterday
USAToday/Gallup: 53 (52) 42 (45) 2 LV Final
Gallup: 53 (52) 42 (43) 2 LV Final all variations
NBC/WSJ: 51 (52) 43 (42) 3.1 LV Final
Diageo/Hotline: 50 (50) 45 (45) 3.4 LV Final
DCorps(D): 51 (52) 44 (43) 3 LV Final
Marist: 53 (50) 44 (43) 3.5 LV Final
CBS: 51 (54) 42 (41) 3 LV Final?
Fox: 50 (47) 43 (44) 3 LV Final
ABC/WaPo: 53 (54) 44 (43) 3 LV Final?
Ipsos: 53 (48) 46 (42) 3.6 LV Final

For the Demographics – This is what they look like:snapshot_2008_11_05_00_04_31-agesnapshot_2008_11_05_00_04_31-racesnapshot_2008_11_05_00_04_31-combinedkos himself noted that turnout last night totally sucked. There have been reports that turnouts equaled to the 2000 election.

In Minnesota’s 6th District, El Tinklenberg has conceed to Michele Bat-shit Crazy Bachmann. Which is tragic to have the folks in the 6th who believe she’s an effective politician. Bachmann’s favorite lunch buddy in the US House of Representatives was Marilyn Musgrave. Musgrave, Colorado’s favorite Homophobe, lost to Betsy Marky who soundly won in a 58% -42% landslide victory. You can barf up your lunch and watch Hardball’s Chris Matthews congradulate Bachmann by clicking here.

Alaska surprised everybody by Ted Stevens’ election still not being called. The Boston Herald notes that they’re counting over 40,000 absentee ballots in less than 4,000 vote lead. Actually, it doesn’t really surprise me in the overall picture: Alaska will re-elect that crook, the US Senate will get their two-thirds majority to reject him and Sarah Palin will put in another Republican crony.

Gay and Lesbians lost an awful lot this election. It’s tragic that the Religious Zealots in this country keep their sheep terrorized and breed their flocks to carry on the homophobia. Again from dKos I highlighted issues I thought were the most telling:

Arizona Proposition 102 defining marriage as between a man and a woman (92%)
For: 1,009,693 – 57%
Against: 777,359 – 43%

Arizona Proposition 202 revoking business licenses for hiring undocumented workers (92%)
For: 702,839 – 41%
Against: 1,020,204 – 59%

Arkansas: Ban Gay Adoption (90%)
For: 549,074 – 57%
Against: 418,648 – 43%

California Proposition 2 to protect farm animals (84%)
For: 5,427,791 – 63.1%
Against: 3,167,769 – 36.9%

California Proposition 4 for parental notification on abortions (84%)
For: 4,061,123 – 47.2%
Against: 4,535,947 – 52.8%

California Proposition 8 to ban gay marriage (84%):
For: 4,605,065 – 51.8%
Against: 4,293,068 – 48.2%

Colorado Proposition 46 to end affirmative action (77%)
For: 886,544 – 49%
Against: 911,218 – 51%

Colorado Proposition 47 to make Colorado a right-to-work state(80%)
For: 863,812 – 44%
Against: 1,079,591 – 55%

Colorado Proposition 48 to define a zygote as a person
For: 494,058 – 27%
Against: 1,353,078 – 73%

Florida Amendment 2 more strongly banning gay marriage (99%)
For: 4,657,031 – 62%
Against: 2,848,490 – 38%

Massachusetts Question 1 to abolish the income tax (93%)
For: 842,799 – 30%
Against: 1,922,815 – 70%

Michigan Proposition 1 to approve medical marijuana (92%)
For: 2,704,166 (63%)
Against: 1,607,324 (37%)

Nebraska: Ban Affirmative Action (99%)
For: 384,729 – 58%
Against: 283,351 – 42%

South Dakota Initiated Measure 11 to ban abortion (99%)
For: 160,697 – 45%
Against: 196,847 – 55%

Washington Initiative 1000 on assisted suicide (48%)
For: 826,229 – 58%
Against: 588,321 – 42%

Total count of House and Senate seats picked up by the Democratic Party are still sketchy. I found this from the Marietta Register:

In the House of Representatives early returns show the Democratic Party expanding their majority to almost 250 over Republican count of roughly 180 members.This is the largest Democratic majority since the 1994 midterm elections in which Republican candidates won a majority of the House of Representatives with the Contract with America.The larger majority may allow more legislation to move through the House in a quicker manner but that remains to be seen in the new year when the next congress is seated.

At 10:25 last night, the San Jose Mercury News reported:

The Democrats who picked up GOP seats are:

Colorado: Mark Udall defeats Bob Schaffer to win the seat of retiring GOP Sen. Wayne Allard

New Hampshire: Jean Shaheen defeats GOP incumbent John Sununu

New Mexico: Tom Udall defeats Steve Pearce to pick up the seat of retiring GOP Sen. Pete Domenici.

North Carolina: Kay Hagan defeats incumbent Sen. Elizabeth Dole.

Virginia: Mark Warner defeats Jim Gilmore to win the seat of retiring GOP Sen. John Warner

Undecided Senate races are:

Alaska: Incumbent Republican Ted Stevens, convicted on seven felonies in a corruption scandal last week, faces Democratic Anchorage mayor Mark Begich.

Oregon: Incumbent Republican Gordon Smith narrowly trails Democratic challenger Jeff Merkley 48-47 percent, with 40 percent of the vote counted.

Minnesota: Incumbent Republican Norm Coleman leads Democrat Al Franken 43-41 percent, with 73 percent counted.

Georgia: Incumbent Republican Saxby Chambliss leads Democrat Jim Martin 51-46 percent with 97 percent counted.

In the House, Democrats have so far picked up 16 seats.

I’m shocked that Saxby Chambliss is in such a tight race. This shows how far into the Deep South that the Democrats have grabbed. It’s thrilling to see that that Godless Kay Hagen handed Libby Dole her ass. The American Red Cross needs to get rid of her too.

I wasn’t surprised by Virginia, this makes Virginia more Blue than Minnesota: Both US Senators are Blue, their Governor is Blue and I’ve long since lost track of which chambers in the Virginia Legislature are Blue.

Oregon also surprises me, especially since Gordon Smith was proudly running around supporting Obama and claiming to be a RINO (Repbulican In Name Only).

I’m thrilled to find out that Virgil Goode (R-VA) lost his seat to a Republican. He was that Bat-Shit Crazy Idiot who hated my favorite Congresscritter: Keith Ellison.

Trivia points out that this might be the first time, a couple of cousins are in the US Senate, elected on the same day. Congratulations to both Mark and Tom Udall.

Something to note, and I’m late and have to run…. The Democratic Congressmen and Women from Minnesota kept their seats by a wide-majority of the vote. The Republicans kept their seats by very slim votes.

As Congress goes home, the GOP is once again – Shrill!

This is horribly annoying: I’m compelled by three stories at the same time.

1.) Satan has apparently showed up at Fred Phelp’s private residence in Kansas and has burned down his garage. That’s just crazy! The Phelp’s are all screaming that it was arson, and I’m not too sure one could technically call Satan an Arsonist! The King of Flame, the Grand Poo-Bah of Charbroil, perhaps! But calling him an Arsonist?! Technically, that’s just wrong!

Face it: Jesus doesn’t like Red States. God the Father has not been kind to any of those Bible Thumpers in Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana or Texas. Even the Republicans in Iowa have been timid after the flooding they’ve had down there! But when you’ve coerced your family to show up at funerals for those who’ve died in Iraq and distributed signs that are screaming “GOD HATES FAGS!!” I just can’t help believe the Phelps’ unintentional “marshmallow roast” was inspired by Divine Intervention. Only in this case, Satan was simply the “Divine Tool” who carried it out!

2.) The latest rumor out there is from Bil Browning of the Bilerico Project who’s claiming that the proverbial cat is out of the bag: “Obama will announce Wednesday – Evan Bayh (R-IN) is my Veep“. This is also a nightmare for me because I happen to think Evan Bayh is really hot and I need time to Image Google Senator Bayh!

A little personal secret here: I have a very eclectic collection of personal “porn”. It doesn’t contain nude photos of anorexic chicky-chicky 20 year old boys where one could find more hair off a half a grape than on their paper-white chests. No, I’m a gay man – and I love men! Whether they’re wearing a nice pair of Chinos at a beach party or their standing next to the the future President Barack Obama… I’m there and I think that’s very sexy.

In the ninties – it was Bill and Al, and they were pretty hot. Al is still pretty hot! Bill? Hrmm… Maybe not so much. But Evan Bayh?!?! va va voom Baby..!! Who can turn down that dimple and that baby-face?!?!

Now close your eyes and think: “You’re laying back and he’s opened the door. He smiles and begins unlacing that neck-tie….he grins at you while his eyes crinkle and he slowly pops open that top collar button. He asks; “How are you?” while he sheds that dark jacket. And you get the first scent of his masculine hygene…Yes, he’s an aftershave man… You smile back at him and your hand reaches up to greet him as he sits on the sofa you’re laying on. You fingers touch the crisp, slightly starched feel of his shirt – he grins again and pops open another button…”

You see what I mean? “Fruit Fly Porn 101”!!

I’m still an “Al Gore Man”. Even though I’m not bitter, Tipper can just kiss my ass.

And finally,
3.) The screaming from the GOP as Congress wraps up and the lack of attention from that Liberal Media on who’s saying what!

Now that’s a dilemma! I need some sexy photos for my private porn collection to include Evan Bayh. There’s all that juicy-fun to talk about Fred Phelp’s charred hand-held Toro garden-tiller. Meanwhile, there’s also the fun that Michele Bachmann getting scorched (again) with Keith Olbermann’s Countdown winning Second Place on tonight’s episode of “Worst Person in the World”!

Let’s start with Steny Hoyer, the House Majority leader and overall lackey for the DNC

“A smattering of House Republicans are engaging in stunts on the House floor in a transparent political effort to manufacture headlines. Meanwhile, most of their Republican colleagues returned home burdened with trying to explain why they blocked efforts to combat high gas prices. ‡Republicans voted against expanding drilling in Alaska, ‡against promoting renewable energy, ‡against establishing the first new vehicle efficiency standards in 32 years, ‡against repealing taxpayer subsidies for major oil companies that are making record profits, ‡against cracking down on price gouging, and ‡against curbing excessive speculation in energy markets.

“For six years, Republicans controlled every branch of government and did nothing while America became more dependent on foreign sources of oil. House Republicans now want to dust off old proposals, rejected by Congress on a bipartisan basis as bad ideas, and claim they have put forward ‘solutions’.

“Democrats today are pro-actively offering short-term solutions to high costs at the pump, as well as a long-term strategy to break our dependence on foreign oil. It’s a shame Republicans are more interested in playing games than enacting real solutions.”

Now, at first blush – this statement looks like he’s telling more tall tales than John McCain while secretly meeting at a Klu Klux Klan rally! While the emphasis’ are all mine, including those really cool double-cross symbols that I found. Does the GOP pay attention to anything but themselves?! Talk about narcissism in politics! But, the more the GOP bitches at the Democratic Leadership in Congress, the more they’re getting their teeth kicked by by the facts!

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Minnesota has been embarrassed a lot in the past ten years or so. We elected that idiot Jesse Ventura…Then there was that really weird fluke when Norm Coleman’s dump-truck of a campaign ends up winning his election all because some airplane pilot was weirdly too sleepy to fly our beloved Paul Wellstone on up to Eveleth…

GASP!!: Does anybody remember when Norm Coleman, immediately after the Paul Wellstone funeral services promised to…be a 99% improvement over Paul Wellstone?! Norm Coleman’s promise to Wellstone’s KOA was obviously offered in exchange for a job. After seven years, the only job he accomplished was performing routine hand-jobs for the current President of the United States.

Embarrassing to believe the hype back then, I know. But then, there was Patty Whetterling who couldn’t hire a decent campaign manager to save her soul and we ended up with a boat load of political losers – with Michele Bachmann as the pathetic rotted-cherry on the top of our Political Shit Sundae:

Nice. The “Lobotomized One” gets only 2nd place tonight. (Mental note: Find a website on who’s been listed on Worst Person in the World more than Michele Bachmann, exempting Bill O’Reilly, Roger Ailes, Laura Ingraham, Rush Limbaugh and Karl Rove.) She blabs away that the Dems are so tight, that they block tax breaks for wind and solar power and here she’s caught (again) lying not only about the fact, but the omission that she herself voted to block tax breaks….for wind and solar power.

I’m fustrated at two Democrats in Minnesota right now: Al Franken and Elwyn Tinklenburg! Both of whom are proving that they can’t run a campaign any better than Patty Whetterling could. But I digress. It’s embarrassing enough that the New York Observer is saying that “Franken is looking like the Olllie North of 2008“.

The GOP is running out of Congress hoping nobody is paying attention to their record. It’ll probably work, but only because genetically — I’m a pessimist.

From Think Progress via DumpMichele Bachmann:

Boehner strong-armed his own conservative members to ensure a bill didn’t pass because he wanted to engage in today’s political theatrics. After killing a bill that would have addressed gas prices, House conservatives have decided they want to blow hot air in the dark.

Rep. Adam Putnam (R-FL) said, “This band of brothers here is staying late to make a point to the American people: We want to work.” His colleagues then chanted: “Work, work, work.” Putnam has quickly forgotten the conservatives’ record of leading the Do Nothing Congress in 2006. The 109th Congress met for fewer days than the infamous 80th Congress that Harry Truman reviled as “do nothing” in 1948:

“The 109th Congress vies for the title of the all-time worst Congress,” said Thomas Mann, a political analyst at the Brookings Institution and co-author of “The Broken Branch” with Ornstein. Mann’s indictment of the 109th includes these charges: “It spent little time in session, it failed to pass budget resolutions and appropriations bills, there was no serious oversight of the disaster in Iraq, there were no major substantive policy achievements, and corrupt members were forced from Congress.”

Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) finally brought the six-hour talk-a-thon to a conclusion today by leading the group in an a capella rendition of “God Bless America.”

Bachmann isn’t finished. In an unedited video she’s rushed on to YouTube that looks like it was shot with her gay husband Marcus holding the camera in one hand and masturbating with the other.

Bachmann looks like that busty woman with the bright red satin top that’s four sizes too small selling the language learning “Rosetta Stone” software. Bachmann acts like a drunk chick at a frat party while she goes giddy for the Mega-Beer Bust Night at Stub n Herbs. “Barack Obama is apparently a crazy man talking about deflated Bridgestones behind a cage-full of radials..!” How can you possibly be so giddy and laughing while spewing so many lies?!

All of this is just plain wrong. Bachmann can bitch about Obama’s ideas, can’t someone bitch at her about her own boss, Steny Hoyer’s memo on his website?

Does Congresswoman Bachmann have any interest in including in her video that the combined profits made by the Oil Companies last year alone was more than Canada’s Gross Domestic Profit? That’s Canada! The second largest country on the planet! In fact, over the next 5 years, Big Oil will receive over $32 billion dollars in tax payer subsidies, tax breaks, and other hand-outs!! While we’re paying HUGE amounts for gasoline, the government is giving the same company HUGE amounts of our tax-dollars, while Michele Bachmann giggles and bounces in front of her masturbating husband holding a video camera and mocks Barack Obama for being what she insinuates as a crazy person for suggesting anything!

Can you spell “Shrill”?!

Grab your calculator and check this out:

  • Tax breaks = $23.2 billion
  • Royalty relief = $3.8 billion
  • Research and development subsidies = $1.6 billion
  • Accounting gimmicks = $4.3 billion

This money goes to Big Oil – flat out. Nobody bitches about it…Even Michele Bachmann doesn’t care about any of it. Those billions are my dollars and your dollars. Bachmann jiggles and giggles at Barack Obama while she proudly insists that we remain slaves to Big Oil.

Note: Not one single penny of the money in that list includes what you’re paying at the pump.

…And here’s Bachmann and her gay husband shooting a video of her laughing at Barack Obama…

Here’s Barack Obama’s reply to “The Lobotomized” in Minnesota’s 6th:

  1. They know they’re lying …about my energy policy

  2. They’re making fun of a step that every expert says…would absolutely reduce our oil consumption by 3 and 4 percent!

It’s like these guys take pride in being ignorant!!

Ya know?!

They think it’s funny…that they’re making fun of something … that is actually true!

They need to do their homework! ..Because this is serious business!

Instead of running ads about Britney Spears and Paris Hilton, they should go talk to some energy experts and actually make a difference!!

MRE: COLEMAN ADMITS HE STAYS AWAY FROM TALKING ABOUT FLATULENCE WHEN HE CAMPAIGNS IN GREATER MINNESOTA

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MNGOP2By Fruit F. Fly | February 12, 2008

In a video clip I’ll be posting tomorrow, Norm Coleman admits that he doesn’t start out talking about his flatulence problem when he campaigns in greater Minnesota. It will be interesting to see which Norm Coleman comes to your town. Is it the Norm Coleman who’s climbing out of a stinky limousine and who’s not afraid to talk about the constant farting noises he’s making while he speaks, or is it the Norm Coleman won’t talk about sever flatulence problem? Check back to Minnesota Republicans Exposed tomorrow morning for the clip.

2 Responses to “COLEMAN ADMITS HE STAYS AWAY FROM TALKING ABOUT FLATULENCE WHEN HE CAMPAIGNS IN GREATER MINNESOTA”

  1. Petunia Fields Says: This is one of the dumbest posts I’ve ever read in my life. And why is it that you always claim you’ll post a video clip, or some audio clip “tomorrow” – and then you never do?! “Check back to MRE tomorrow morning for the clip.” and there’s NEVER EVER a clip to see?! EVER! You’re a moron! If all you can do is jibber-jabber about stupid nonsense like “Coleman has a fart problem”… did it ever occur to you that there are far more interesting things to talk about? Aside from people like me who love to mock you and make you look like the idiot you really are?! Who’s reading your fucking blog, anyway? The lobotomized?! You’re a dumbass.
  2. Dish Riprock Says: Republicans who constantly vote for candidates who rubber-stamp everything Bush wants, gets what they deserve. Republicans continue to vote for gas-bags like Norm Coleman and Carol Molnau they get nothing but broken-down bridges, wars, destroyedFruitFly 6 cities, recession, a devalued dollar and morons like Michele Bachmann (and her gay husband). At least you will get the truth from liberals like Al Franken and Mike Ciresi, even if you don’t agree with it. I guess the Republicans would rather be lied to and look stupid while Norm Coleman keeps farting in their face.

Minnesota Republicans Exposed

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MNGOP2US Senator Norm Coleman (R-MN) spotted at bar drinking at MSP airport – probably drunk

I have it on a very reliable source deep within the Republican party that Norm Coleman is not only a drunk, he’s a mean drunk too. MRE source said while waiting forty minutes for his flight to take off, he watched the Senator slam seven Fuzzy Navels and six Cuervo shooters while swearing loudly at the waitress and yelling obscenities at her. At one point, Colement grabbed his briefcase and hurled it at an elderly passenger carrying a very nervous looking poodle.

Said the MRE source:

That guy’s drinking is completely out of control. He walked into the bar on the C Concourse and just walked around to all of the tables and emptied all of the peanut dishes into his suit pocket. He made a meal out of them while he sat and got completely #%$%-faced! I don’t even think the Senator had a flight he was waiting for! He just hangs out there and gets drunk!

The bar waitress also complained that he didn’t even leave a tip.

Please check back to Minnesota Republicans Exposed soon for photos of Norm Coleman passed out drunk in an alley sleeping in his own vomit.

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Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R-MN) failed math test in grammar school. Parents committed her to psychiatric treatment

The phone calls won’t stop here at Minnesota Republicans Exposed headquarters. Hundreds of GOP tattle-tales have left voice mail messages who remember Michele as a young girl living in Anoka. She also failed at Phys Ed in the sixth grade. Everybody seems shocked she even managed to graduated high school before giving birth to her third child.

One phone message said:

I’m not surprised Bachmann hates the gays so much. In high school, the gays were the only ones who wouldn’t have sex with her. Our 10th grade geometry teacher, Mr. Simms once called on Michele to answer a question and accidentally called her “Miss Thang”. He apologized and all…but everybody was laughing anyway.

Please check back to Minnesota Republicans Exposed soon for a thorough exam of the entire Bachmann clan.

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Norm Coleman (R-MN) has already launched attack ads on Al Franken. Everybody in the GOP agree: Norm Coleman is an *$%hole

Mike Ciresi has a new campaign out. It’s tasteful, powerful and it reminds Minnesota that he’s been here working for all of us. Al Franken meanwhile, has two videos out already. One is a cute ad that includes his grade school teacher, while the other features his neighborhood in St. Louis Park and just as tasteful.

Also noted has been Norm Coleman’s first ad of the political season. It’s a hate ad that attacks Al Franken for jokes he’s told about gays and abortion in the 70’s. Since rumors are already out about the Senator’s closeted homosexuality, the ads wreak of hypocracy.

Please check back to Minnesota Republicans Exposed soon on more Norm Coleman’s hate campaign ads and his latest on his DWI case

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Ron Carey, MN GOP Chairman refused to submit to drug testing.

I had lunch with a young aspiring GOP activist who’s demanded the results of Mr. Carey’s urinalysis test. Over iced-tea sans a lemon-wedge, the MRE source who’s initials are “A.A.” and hails from Blaine, MN told me he’s actually sold marijuana to Mr. Carey during the Pretenders/The Who concert last winter.

Please check back to Minnesota Republicans Exposed soon for an update on Ron Carey’s drug addiction problem.

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Still furious about losing Minn SB 25 to Kevin Dahle (DFL), Ray Cox and John Kline have formed an underground FIGHT CLUB in a network of church basements throughout the district. Jim Ramstad expected to heal just fine, and still not running for re-election

MRE has been told under the strictest confidence that the Republicans are still really mad about their loss in the SB25 election. MN GOP Chairman Ron Carey blamed John Kline’s religious nut-ball activists while Michele Bachmann has blamed the closeted homosexuals everywhere throughout the district.

Ray Cox told our MRE source:

“I’m not running for office as a Republican anymore. Those dudes are @$$holes. I don’t care what anybody says. Screw them.”

Evangelical churches have begun holding Fight Club “prayer meetings” in the basements everywhere throughout the district. Piles of cherry flavored Kool-Aid jugs are brought in along with ingenious cream-of-mushroom soup hot dish concoctions and are served generously with rolls and green Jello-O molds in between fights.

Bachmann, volunteering to be the half-naked chick who holds up the poster-signs declaring the match numbers has been met by boos and jeers from the GOP audience. Bachmann reportedly returns the boos and jeers by hissing at them, giving them the finger and in some cases, throwing the posters at them.

…Northfield police have busted four fights in the area and two churches have had to post bail to get their ministers out of jail.FruitFly 6

Please check back to Minnesota Republicans Exposed soon for an update on Fight Clubs and hot-dish casseroles being passed around the SB25 district.

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“Minnesota Democrats Exposed” Exposed

rotten fruit(Minnesota) Republicans find no fault in smear campaigns as long as it’s the DFL. They’ll throw out any kind of bullshit out there as long as they think their Dittohead readers will simply accept it as truth and accept it without question.

Enter Exhibit A… Michael B Brodkorb over at “Minnesota Democrats Exposed” has just blogged an entry making a few dubious claims. Brodkorb says that US Senator-hopeful Al Franken has spent more money than Senate Republican-Incumbent Norm (a.ka. the Bush puppet) Coleman.

Brodkorb jumps in at it too:

According to press releases and published reports, U.S. Senator Norm Coleman’s campaign has a 2 to 1 cash on hand advantage over Al Franken’s campaign. Franken ended the year with just over $3 million in the bank, while Coleman has over $6 million.

Franken has spent almost 60% of what his campaign has raised. Franken’s “burn-rate” (how much money he is spending compared to what he is raising) continues to be really high. Franken’s running a very expensive campaign.

You can’t buy tv ads or field staffers with a list of prospective donors. These things need to be paid for with cold, hard cash. I’m hearing from some Democrats that concerns are growing that Team Franken’s spending habits might not be sustainable.

Wow! Those are some damned strong accusations, aren’t they?! Did you check out that last sentence? He say he’s hearing some some Dems that they’re raising concerns that Team Franken’s spending habits might be worse than Lindsey Lohan’s cocaine habit.

al frankenWhy, Brodkorb here implies that he might just make millions of dollars shooting and producing an “Al Fraken Spending Gone Wild” video!

There’s only one problem with this in that he documents nothing. …Absolutely nothing! He doesn’t cite one source to support his allegation(s). You’re just supposed to accept it as fact.

…and so let’s keep the fact for what it really is; Al Franken has raised more money, and has spent more than his incumbent-rival Senator Norm Coleman. That’s okay, because I swam all over the Internet looking for anything where a Republican campaign outspent a Democrat’s campaign. And I ended up back where I started.

Blue Man in a Red District points out that Brodkorb cheered the fact:

A week ago Brodkorb was pimping the fact that (R) Ray Cox had raised nearly $40,000 while Dahle (DFL) lagged behind at about $10,000.

In the end, Cox spent over $29,000 in the race, compared to about $12,000 for Dahle, and got beat by 13 points.

What?!? Mikey B, say it isn’t so! Are you saying that you’re a stinking hypocrite? When a Republican state senator spends 75% of of his campaign funds – that’s great news! But if a DFL US Senator spends an alleged 60% of his cash, that creates …what was that?! “…concerns are growing that Team Franken’s spending habits might not be sustainable.”

liarI truly think he’s lying that any Democrats have raised any concern about Al Franken’s spending. In fact, I’ll go out on a limb and say that Micheal B. Brodkorb is flat-out lying about the subject. (Since he doesn’t bother to cite his work, he’ll have to simply accept the allegation until he can produce anything to support his claim.)

For the record (only because Brodkorb is far too lazy to look it up and document his work), KARE-11 filed this today:

For the third straight reporting period, DFL candidate Al Franken has out-raised Sen. Norm Coleman.

Franken says he raised nearly $1.9 million in the last quarter of 2007, while Coleman reports raising $1.7 million.

But Coleman was able to widen his cash-on-hand advantage over Franken. Coleman finished the year with about $6 million, compared to just under $3.1 million for Franken, a comedian-turned-politician.

For the year, Franken raised around $7 million, while Coleman raised $6.6 million.

KARE-11 adds on caveat that compounds the equation Brodkorb certainly doesn’t want you to consider:

Franken is battling Democrat Mike Ciresi and others for the right to take on Coleman, a Minnesota Republican. Ciresi did not immediately release his latest campaign figures.

With all of the cash raising by the entire DFL team, including Mike Ciresi, Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer, and Jim Cohen all totaled up: Norm Coleman has accomplished little. Well, except for being a good puppy for King George. I guess in that light; Norm’s been a huge beacon of hope for the Dittoheads.

While Al Franken’s team is proudly explaining that not only have they raised more money than Coleman, it was money that came from American citizens:

A couple hours after we sent out the email below, Norm Coleman announced his own fund raising numbers. Turns out, we out raised him yet again! And we did it without

taking a dime from the Big Oil, Big Insurance, and Big Pharmaceutical PACs he relies on – we did it with you, and 81,414 other Americans who want to see change in Washington.

Lucky Mr. Brodkorb. My college professor’s never let me get away with drawing conclusions and stating facts without citing my sources. Drawing double-standards and promoting hypocrisy in my material would have me kicked out of the damned class.

muffin headNow with all of that set aside, this is what I found the funniest part of researching this blog entry. Brodkorb’s entry where he’s bragging it up about Ray Cox (R-SD25) raises almost four times what his competitor Kevin Dahle (DFL) raised for that special election. Read the blog entry – and then cruise on down to the comments section to all of Brodkorb’s muffin-headed geeks and read what they have to say about the (upcoming) election. Keep in mind that it was all written 12/31/07 and the election was held 1/3/08, so nobody knows the results…yet. They’re all excited about Brodkorb’s entry that Dahle is obviously a loser for not raising nearly the amount of cash that Ray Cox has raised. And so they leave their comments like:

  1. In the Know Says:
    December 31st, 2007 at 4:53 pm Typical DFLer – spend more than you have. The DFL can give up to $5,000 total in this race – why did they only give $3,000?

..and this guy’s comment:

  1. flyer Says:
    January 1st, 2008 at 9:44 pm This is non-news. The DFL is going to lose this election and then know it. Their lackluster effort shows it all.

That one made me laugh. “Yes Michael B. Brodkorb! You’re delight in the money-raising isn’t news! The DFL and it’s lackluster effort shows it all!!”

..and this one:

  1. W.James Says:
    January 1st, 2008 at 2:33 pm I suppose Dahle just expected the unions to take care of things…. he is selected union candidate so why hide who is actually running the elction by raising his own money? His name on the ballot should be Kevin “union hack” Dahle. He has not even bothered to campaign in any part of the district but Northfield and is relying on the unions and students from out of state to get out the vote.

Let’s not tell these guys that it was their candidate who lost that election. Let’s just let them slather themselves in arrogance and a nice warm milk bath. It’s that same cocky attitude that lost thatFruitFly 6 election on the 3rd and it’s the same attitude that’ll lose even bigger come this November.

But let’s not tell them… Okay? Let’s all take an oath and nobody tell Brodkorb’s idiot fan club that Dahle won…and they wasted their money sinking it into Cox. Shhhh!!!