Keith Ellison & The GLBT Congressional Caucus

I just bumped across this neat little tidbit

Congressman Barney Frank and Tammy Baldwin have announced the formation of the newly formed Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Caucus in the U.S. House of Representatives.

“The mission of the LGBT Equality Caucus is to achieve the extension of equal rights, the repeal of discriminatory laws, the elimination of hate-motivated violence and the improved health and well being for all, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.”

So, I’m guessing you’re curious: “Gee Fruit!! What’s up with that?!?”

I’m glad you asked! And here’s the list of the 52 members of the GLBT Caucus:

Rob Andrews (D-NJ), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Xavier Becerra (D-CA), Lois Capps (D-CA), Yvette Clarke (D-NY), Joseph Crowley (D-NY), Diana DeGette (D-CO), Keith Ellison (D-MN), Barney Frank (D-MA), Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ), Mike Honda (D-CA), Barbara Lee (D-CA), James McGovern (D-MA), Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Linda Sánchez (D-CA), Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), Hilda Solis (D-CA), Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL), Henry Waxman (D-CA), Anthony Weiner (D-NY), Peter Welch (D-VT), Howard Berman (D-CA), Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), Robert Brady (D-PA), Michael Capuano (D-MA), Susan Davis (D-CA), Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), Eliot Engel (D-NY), Anna Eshoo (D-CA), Luis Gutierrez (D-IL), Phil Hare (D-IL), Rush Holt (D-NJ), Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX), Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX), Patrick Kennedy (D-RI), Dennis Kucinich (D-OH), Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), Doris Matsui (D-CA), James Moran (D-VA), Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-Washington, D.C.), Frank Pallone (D-NJ), Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Steven Rothman (D-NJ), José Serrano (D-NY), Chris Shays (R-CT), Pete Stark (D-CA), Betty Sutton (D-OH), Ellen Tauscher (D-CA), Niki Tsongas (D-MA), Robert Wexler (D-FL), Lynn Woolsey (D-CA).

Gotta love my buddy Keith!!! I’m so proud of him, I could just pee in my bloomers!! Err…Maybe; I’m so proud of him, I could bake chocolate chip cookies all day!! Hrm.. Ummm…hrmm!! Ummm…. “I’m so proud of him, I could just scream!” No…no no no… Umm… Lessee, ummm… “I’m so proud of my Congressman Keith Ellison, I could write a blog about it and tell everybody how proud I am!!”

Much better!! Don’t you think?!?

Pride Source notes a little bit more information on the subject:

Baldwin described the purpose of the caucus as both symbolic and substantive. “…symbolic because, historically, of all the member caucuses organized in the Congress over the years, none has ever been dedicated to equality for LGBT Americans,” he said. “The very existence of an LGBT Equality Caucus in Congress makes a strong statement about the values this Congress and this nation hold dear.”

The Chairs are, of course, Representative Barney Frank (D-MA) and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), but the Vice Chairs are:

Reps. Rob Andrews (D-NJ), Xavier Becerra (D-CA) Lois Capps (D-CA), Yvette Clarke (D-NY), Joseph Crowley (D-NY), Diana DeGette (D-CO), Keith Ellison (D-MN), Raul Grijalva (D-AZ), Mike Honda (D-CA), Barbara Lee (D-CA), James McGovern (D-MA), Jerry Nadler (D-NY), Linda Sanchez (D-CA), Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), Hilda Solis (D-CA), Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL), Henry Waxman (D-CA), Anthony Weiner (D-NY), Peter Welch (D-VT)

Oh for pity’s sakes… That just makes me wanna cry!!!

Keith Ellison Supports Impeaching the Veep!!!

I just got off the phone with Ellison’s office here in MSP…

Congressman Ellison’s office!

Hi! Umm… I’m like – totally fabulous and stuff! And, Umm…ahh… I was wonderin’….

Yes? What can I help you with?

Ummmmm… So Umm…. Does like …Ahhhh… Congressman Ellison support that ahhhhhhh… Impeaching the Vice Ahhh…President thinga-ma-jiggy dealy-whop?

Yes he does!

Ummm.. ahhhhh…Really?

Yes he really does!

Woahhhh!! That is like Ummm… So totally cool!! Thank you!

Certainly!

Ummm… ahhh..can you give him a message from aaahhh….. me?

Of course I can! What would you like me to tell the Congressman?

Ahhhhhh… Can you ahhh…. Can you tell him that I really like him and I think he’s really cute and …

No. I won’t tell him that. But I will tell him you like his stand on Impeaching the ViceFruitFly 6 President.

Ahhhh…. Okay. Thank you!!

You’re welcome. Good bye!

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The conversation sort of went like that. But I didn’t say that I thought he was cute and all. I just made that part up.

“I” is for “Impeachment”

Okay, I think I’ve figured out what happened.

KucinichCongressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH 10th) Presidential hopeful and Druidic High Priest, entered HR Bill 333 back in April 2007. Everybody snickered and giggle behind his back because as you already know, Kucinich smokes marijuana and gets his Tarot read by famous Hollywood moonbats like Shirley MacLain. Only problem is that High Priestess Nancy Pilosi already told everybody that Impeaching any of the Bush Cartel was off the table. (Pilosi is far too liberal and way too interested in working on the super-secret “Gay Agenda” to be dealing on an Impeachment case.)

Yesterday comes around and Nancy’s sex-slave Steny Hoyer (D-MD 5th) holds the floor and up comes HR Bill 333. Hoyer doesn’t want to deal with this bill and so he puts out the vote to “table it”. In other words: “Let’s ignore this bill like we did in New Orleans.” Now before he can call for a vote to “table”Hippie Chick the bill, it has to be read to the full House or Representatives. Out comes a House clerk who’s name was Willow or something and she reads the Articles of Impeachment for Dick “Darth Vader” Cheney.

Now, the dope-smoker ‘s articles of Impeachment are official in the Congressional records. Steny Hoyer thanked Willow and then told the full House that his “Safe Word” was “butt pimple”. He said that it was important that before any sexual activity began during the vote, that everybody knew what everybody else’s “safe word” was. He then repeated his own: “butt pimple”.

The Dems aren’t really interested in the bill; it reaks of mugwort and deep-fried eye-of-newt. Besides, someone had written the bill on hemp paper. The only ones that are interested in the bill are Dems that have their own Druid high priestesses and Dark Arts professors.

The Republicans are definitely not interested in Impeaching their beloved Darth Vader; so being protected on all sides by The Empires’ Storm Troopers, they immediately began voting “Hell YEAH-Let’s Table It”.

viagraHouse Minority leader John Boehner (R-OH 8th) took some erectile dysfunction tablets made by Pfizer, Inc. and all of a sudden, he had an epiphany: Here was a golden opportunity embarrass High Priestess Pilosi! If they voted against tabling it and let the bill come to the floor for a full debate…

“That little pill creates some mighty big results!” he thought. Here was a brilliant opportunity to make Pilosi look stupid in front of the United States and her “life-partner”!!

With an erection that looked like he had a decent sized pumpkin in his drawers, Boehner began pushing Storm Troopers out of his way and saying; “Get the hell out of my way! I’m John Boehner and I work for the good of The Empire!”. He tagged all of his colleagues by saying “Let’s make fun of Pilosi…this’ll be great. Let’s all vote against tabling this stupid bill and we’ll be able to debate it and make Pilosi look like a Jack-Ass! Get it?! She’s a Democrat so we can make her look like a Jack-Ass!!”donkey

All of the Republicans laughed and said; “Yeah, we get it. That’s really funny…”jackass”. Now what are we supposed to do again?”

Boehner had a very difficult time keeping their attention with that medication “problem” down in his trousers banging into them. But eventually he managed to get his message through. All of the Republicans finally understood and said; “Ooohhh! SNAP!! The Emperor and Darth Vader will be so pleased! You’re right! We can make fun of Pilosi and that stupid Dennis Kucinich too!”

One Republican said to him; “Have you had that…ehm..bulge for more than four hours?” I don’t know: It could have been a physician who asked that, but more than likely it was just another Republican closet-case.

Anyway, Steny left the sacrificial virgin on his pulpit for 15 minutes…and then a little longer…and then a little longer. And he began to realize that not only did he have to take a pee-break, but that the Republicans were are changing their votes from “Yeah Let’s Table It” to “No Way Man, Let’s Have a Debate About It!!”. Steny didn’t know what to think: On one hand, it’d take over a half hour to get all of his leather gear off so he could pee — on the other, he didn’t understand why the Republicans were being such idiots for changing the votes to “NO” and then flipping him the bird.

Steny decided to risk it and take a pee-break and to let the Republicans have all the time they needed. After an hour, the full House had their votes cast and so Steney pushed the sacrificed virgin off his pulpit and called the vote.

170 – 242

(WTOP.com and the NY Times reports that the 162 – 251, but who cares what they have to say anyway.) That means, 170 members said “Yeah..Let’s scrap Kucinich’s HR 333” and 242 who said; “Let’s not table it – Let’s debate it so we can make fun of Nancy Pilosi!!! “ewok

“We’re going to help them out, to explain themselves,” said Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX 32nd) while pulling the head off an adolescent Ewok. “We’re going to give them their day in court.”

Hoyers’ gavel, a labrys stolen from the High Priestess’ office, banged on the pulpit: “So moved. We’ll open it up to debate the Impeachment.”

Then, reality hit the Republicans like a Jedi knight’s lightsaber through their brain-pans: “What did we just do?!?! Huh?” Someone from some redneck state whimpered nervously; “Did we just vote to open the debate on the Impeachment of Darth Vader?!”

storm trooperStorm Troopers closed ranks around all of them, Vader immediately grabbed his shotgun and a little bit of pee ran up John Boehner’s leg. The Emperor sent a fleet of Incom T-65 X-Wing star fighters to hover over the House of Representatives and signed another $30 Billion contract with Boba Fett.

Sunshine, a communal-spouse of Harry Waxman (D-CA 30th) suddenly placed her blunt down gingerly and said: “Why don’t we push this off to Committee?!”

Everybody looked up to Steny Hoyer thinking: “Good idea!Love animate Let’s push it off to committee!” Patrick McHenry (R-NC 10th) winked at Hoyer and had a Congressional page pass a note up to him that said: “Your leather outfit is turning me on…call me Daddie. Love, Patty-Pat-Pat.”

Steny Hoyer grabbed another virgin, this time a brunette, sacrificed her to in the name of the Goddess Morrigan and held the vote: “Shall We Push Kucinich’s HR 333 Off To Committee?!”

The House voted again. This time:

218 194

(WTOP.com got it figured out that time.) Now the bill is in the hands of John “Big Eagle Winds” Conyers (D-MI 14th) who’s head of the House Judiciary And All Things Wicca.boehner crying

John Boehner began crying (again) and sobbing: “The Emperor will be so upset with me!! Oh goodness, I just love this country so much… He…he.. He’s just going to kill my family and he’ll boil my head and eat it for lunch!!” Storm Troopers carried Boehner off while he was wailing and begging for mercy.

peaceloveThe bill was originally co-sponsored by House Judiciary Committe members: Tammy (Dew Rain) Baldwin (D-WI 2nd) Keith (Moonbeam) Ellison (D-MN 5th), Sheila (Rainbow) Jackson-Lee (D-TX 18th), Steve (Sunflower) Cohn (D-TN 9th), Maxine (Twilight) Waters (D-CA 35th) and Hank (Sunlight) Johnson (D-GA 4th), none of whom have passed a drug test since the 2nd Grade. Now that they have more power to truly Impeach the Vader, none of them show any interest today.

Representative Conyers, an former rabid hater of the Empire, the Emperor and Darth Vader, whimped out and has decided that he’s too busy to be bothered by all of this Impeachment Bru-Ha-Ha. His sweat lodge found Judiciary spokeswiccan named “Oak Would” (who was in the middle of “The Mysts of Avalon”) and sent her out to say this:

“The committee has a very busy agenda – over the next two weeks, we hope to pass a FISA bill, to vote on contempt of Congress citations, pass legislation on prisoner re-entry, court security and a variety of other very important items. We were surprised that the minority was so ready to move forward with consideration of a matter of such complexity as impeaching the Vice President. The Chairman will discuss today’s vote with the committee members but it would seem evident that the committee staff should continue to consider, as a preliminary matter, the many abuses of this Administration, including the Vice President.” – House Judiciary Committee Spokeswoman wiccan.FruitFly 6

High Priestess Nancy Pilosi, the first Speaker of the House to create a blog off the Priestess’ coven, has absolutely NOTHING listed about HR Bill 333.

Whew!! Washington can be such a crazy place!!! Thank the Goddess I had Kagro X @ DailyKos to help me figure all that out!!

Parallelisms In American History (Class of 2045)

classroomGood morning class! Seated… Seated… Please be seated…

Okay! Let us continue in our texts and let’s finish last week’s lecture on Parallels in American Politics from the Bush Presidency circa 2001 through 2008, shall we?

As we discussed the last time we met, we explored the parallels between the Bush Administration and an earlier dictatorship under Adolf Hitler.

Yes! Mr. Stoltz! Can you tell me about one Congressman’s views on the presidency as he saw it in the day…?

No? Can anybody tell me about Congresman Ellison and his importance in the roll of the American political spectrum of the time?

Anybody? Anybody!?!!

I can see we have a long way to go before we get ready for that upcoming quiz I was planning…

Let’s do a quick review from last week and study the words of a certain Congressman Kieth Ellison and his assertion that there is a sharp distinction between the Bush Administration and Adolf Hitler’s point of view…

In July 2007, Mr. Ellison appeared in front of a group ofKieth Ellison atheists and spoke clearly about the parallels to America’s tragic 9-11 horror and Germany’s Reichstag fire. Now before we look at what the Congressman actually said – let’s break down a few of the important facts that lead up to his speaking engagement in the first place.

Mr. Ellison was a professed Muslim. He was Minnesota’s first African-American elected to US Congress, he was also the first Muslim elected to Federal Office. And in a time where the United States president had waged an unprecedented war against the entire Muslim faith worldwide, we have this man Ellison appear in front of Atheists for Human Rights and make this analogy:

It’s almost like the Reichstag fire, kind of reminds me of that. After the Reichstag was burned, they blamed the Communists for it and it put the leader of that country [Hitler] in a position where he could basically have authority to do whatever he wanted. The fact is that I’m not saying [Sept. 11] was a [U.S.] plan, or anything like that because, you know, that’s how they put you in the nut-ball box — dismiss you.

Now – Mr. Ellison was highly criticized for his statement. In fact, his statement was lambasted by the politically and religiously conservatives of the time. But wasn’t that to be expected!? At the time, Ellison’s race as well as his religion was always in question by the conservative Christians in America.

Katherine KerstenFrom his own hometown newspaper, conservative columnist Katherine Kersten questioned the Congressman’s own religious knowledge on the topic of the Muslim faith in regards to an Athiest’s lack of religious faith. Who can tell me how the conservative columnist bungled her credibility as a journalist? Anybody? Yes! Ms Luchard!

The Congressman said in his speech that the atheists could always count on him, as a Muslim and as a Congressman to be in their corner… to protect them as Americas who happen to be atheists!. Katherine Kersten’s column snipped at the Congressman’s promise to them. She assumed that as a Muslim…his faith would object to having anything to do with atheists.

She mistakenly made the assumption the Muslim faith is nothing more than a religious- jihad against all other faiths, including non-believers such as athiests, diests and agnostics! Her assumption is another regurgitating lie that the Christian faith interjects at every opportunity until everybody believes it to be true.

Very good Ms. Luchard! And to prove your point?

Sir?

Prove your point; Ms. Luchard. The Qur’an…Where does the Muslim faith receive their understanding about athiests and diests and…

Oh, Sorry. Umm; It’s everywhere in the Qur’an! It’s a basic tenant of the Muslim faith; be kind to strangers, give them shelter – care for the poor… Umm, Well, for example: The Qur’an states explicity that when you encounter someone with a different belief in God, it says: “If one among the non-believers ask thee for asylum, grant it to him so that he may hear the word of God; and then escort him to where he can be secure.”

Very good Ms. Luchard, and you’re absolutely correct. Now can you prove your point from the Christian perspective?

Sir?

You made the claim Ms. Luchard that the Christian faith is guilty of propagandizing the lie that people of the Muslim faith are murderous monsters until the lie becomes a common stereotype. …Please offer an example of what you mean by that!

Ummmm…

Can anybody help Ms. Luchard out with the proof she needs? Yes! Ms. Sykes!

The inactivity from the Catholic Church during the WW II Holocaust and that parallels with the Catholic Church in 2006. While in the middle of the American Iraqi War, Pope Benedict publicly stated that followers of Muhammad were evil and inhumane.

Excellent! Exactly! Pope Benedict, as you’ll see in the next chapter of your text on page 385 called followers of Muhammed… Well, go on ahead and read it for all of us Ms. Sykes…

“Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached”.

Medieval Pope GregoryThank you! And so two days later, the Pope did what? …Anybody? He went out and apologized for the comment and admitted that he was reading text from the Medieval Ages and has no place in contemporary times.

It was a “double-bang for his buck” if you will: Run out and say something reckless, and then apologize for it two days later just to get your message across. It was twice the advertising while seemingly to be apologetic.

The Minneapolis Star-Tribune reporter merely toed-the-line when an opportunity came up to smear a Muslim. Her column not only propagated a patented lie about the religion, she also took the opportunity to smear a fellow American…a Congressman no less… because of his or her religious views. Nothing could be farther from being a “true American patriot”. And as a self-professed “Christian”, Ms. Kersten fails herself in her own religion, fails herself as a journalist and she fails herself as an American.

But the Christian faith routinely demonizes the Muslim faith as a paradoxical view of its ownself. The Christian faith declares Muslims to be raging and monstrous murderers, and so the Christian faith compels its followers to go after Muslims and become raging amd monstrous murderers as a result.

..AND BEFORE I CALL ON YOU MR. STOLTZ!!!! I would also agree with you that not every religious man or woman is so pure in heart that they would take their religion to an extreme. Any Muslim terrorist out there can point to any Christian “terrorist” and say the exact same thing.

Tim McVeyFor example; Timothy McVey was a terrorist! He was a very devout Christian who blew up the federal building in Oklahoma City. Is there anything different from McVey than say Khalik Sheik Mohammad?

Paul Jennings Hill, another Christian terrorist, killed John Britton and James Barrett because they were thought to be “abortion doctors”. In fact, Paul Jennings Hill said in his last words, before being put to death by lethal injection, encouraged everybody to stop abortion by saying: “do what you have to do to stop it.” Does that sound like something a terrorist would say right before they become a religious martyr in their own act of terror?
But what I want to discuss here is exactly how far off was Congressman Ellison’s statements in drawing a parallelism between Bush and the 9-11 Disaster and Adolf Hitler and the Reichstag fires?

Yes! Mr. Stoltz!

Professor; are we to criticize the Bush Administration for going after Muslims? Or are we to look at the Bush Administration’s actions to “find the Devil in the details” in order to call him another Hitler? It seems to me that the Congressman was sort of “shooting from the hip” while trying to wrestle up some votes from a handful of athiests. Isn’t all of this just a lot of theater and pandering to those who would still believe that Bush had the right idea all along?

The subject is about looking at parallel’s in American history. It is often said that if we don’t learn from our history, we are prone to repeat it. Did President Bush simply repeat history by conducting the same actions as did Adolf Hitler during the Reichstag fire?

Yes, Ms. Sandstrum!

I think I would agree. Hitler erased individuality out of the German citizens by taking away their fundamental rights. Likewise, President Bush and his colleagues from the Republican Party eliminated Habeus Corpus from the US Constitution. Like Hitler, it gave the President full authority to put anbody in prison without any fundamental right to see an attorney or even a judge for that matter.

Nazi tortureI mean, didn’t I see in the chapter where the Democratically controlled Congress had held one of the President’s personal advisors in Contempt of Congress and President Bush simply made a “decree” that the US Department of Justice was no longer allowed to arrest any of his personal advisors?

The entire issue of torture alone is grounds enough to drawAmerican Toture a parallel between George W Bush and Adolf Hitler without even trying! The US Supreme Court said he wasn’t allowed to torture, and yet he continued to do so until the Republican held Congress finally sat down for a “compromise” that he could be satisfied with…and in the compromise… they decided to let him continue torturing people!

Good Ms. Sandstrum! Very good! Were there other areas of torture within the Bush Administration being demonstrated? Yes, Mr. Wicks!

He ahh… He ignored his own American people who were living in New Orleans and he let them drown. He ahh… His Cabinet level staff didn’t bother even to show up until a birkenauweek later after the hurricane and yet after two years -people were still left and forgotten.

Very good! And let’s not forget that two years after the hurricane, residents in New Orleans were still living in trailer-homes that were poisoning the inhabitents with formaldehyde while the Bush Administration did nothing. FEMA Trailer The parallelism between gassing the Jews and letting Americans be gassed by formaldehyde in their own homes is incanny.

As we can all see – those who were Bush sympathizers were very upset by Congressman Keith Ellison’s statements about President Bush because it was closer to the fact than it was to the fiction. Which, if you looked through the entire Bush Administration from 2000 to 2008, most of issues – if presented as fact, were discussed as fiction and those that were fiction – were almost always presented as fact!

Other areas that we didn’t touch on here today was in the case of privacy and personal rights. It was the Bush Administration who insisted he had the right to go through everybody’s personal mail. He bullied large internet search engine corporations with threats of subpeana’s in order to look through their search-records. He set up listening posts to evesdrop on the American people’s phone calls and charged his privately controlled corporations to build secret prisons where people were tortured many times to include death.

In the end, by the time Bush was succeeded in 2009, the political fallout from his presidency lasted for almost twenty years. Meanwhile, the Republican Party, embroiled in sex scandals, charged for taking bribes, voter fraud and child molestation charges, marginalized themselves to become a third tier political party. The downside to all of President Bush’s atrocities was the fact that it took the United States all of these years to patch up their image world wide and to restore those basic constitutional rights to its citizens.

. ..And that’s our time! BEFORE YOU GO…!! You need toMe remember that next week’s quiz will cover the material we discussed today as well as the material from last week!!

After the quiz, we’ll pick up the Parallels in American History by discussing Bush’s closest advisor Karl Rove and the suspicious activities surrounding his mother’s suicide and Heinrich Himmler’s suicide after being captured by the British.

Have a good week everybody!!

Minn Cupcake Votes “No” On Minimum Wage

Why am I not suprised by this? Rep Michele BachmannBachmann Hitler (R-MN) decided that raising the minimum wage for low-income working folks just wasn’t necessary. How odd, that Jim Ramstad (R-MN) from our 3rd Congressional District even joined the rest of the Minnesota team and voted for the minimum wage increase.

So, with a total of 8 Congressional Districts in Minnesota, only two are represented by Republicans, and only one of those two voted against the Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2007: Minnesota’s very own “Katherine Harris, Version 2.0” Michele Bachmann.

Why do I get the sneaky suspicion that Bachmann is going to ride her four two years in office making Minnesota an embarrassment. The rest of us who aren’t in Bachmann’s 5th District should set up toll-booths and tarriff’s for entering and leaving the district, just to pay off the shame.

If she spent all of that time talking to God before she was elected, then is it safe to say that God hates poor people?!?

The other day, somebody in the local news was noting all of the uniqueness from Minnesota’s election last November. Camera is spot on and the voice over said: “Senator Amy Klobuchar, Minnesota’s first female elected to the US Senate!” and then the camera is on Keith Ellision and he’s smiling and the voice-over said; “Mr. Ellision is Minnesota’s first African-American elected to Congress and is the first Muslim elected to Congress!”. Then the camera was on Michele Bachman and there’s no voice-over because she speaks into the microphone and says; “Well, it’s not talked about much, but I’m the first female Republican elected to Congress!”

The Fruit FlyI wish I could find that piece. She going to be such an embarrassment to her District and her God for the next four years. I can’t wait for her husband Marcus to come flying out of the Closet like an old argyle sweater…. You just know that’s the next shoe to drop.

Updated:  Someone came along and left a comment and pointed out the “error of my ways”.  Bachman’s up for reelection in two years – and there’s already a great gaggle of DFL’ers ready to shoo her out the door.

Racism Is Fun! …Apparently.

Glenn BeckYesterday, Rep-Elect Keith Ellison (DFL-MN 5th Cong Dist) was interviewed on CNN Headline News by Glenn Beck. I have a hard time trying to figure out how Glenn Beck brings anything newsworthy, let alone him being on Headline News. In that conversation, Glenn Beck said to Mr.  Ellison:

“OK. No offense, and I know Muslims. I like Muslims. I’ve been to mosques. I really don’t believe that Islam is a religion of evil. I — you know, I think it’s being hijacked, quite frankly.

With that being said, you are a Democrat. You are saying, “Let’s cut and run.” And I have to tell you, I have been nervous about this interview with you, because what I feel like saying is, “Sir, prove to me that you are not working with our enemies.”

And I know you’re not. I’m not accusing you of being an enemy, but that’s the way I feel, and I think a lot of Americans will feel that way.”

Glenn Beck finishes the interview by pointing to the to number of Somalian immigrants that live in this district, hinting that the Congressman owes his newly elected position to them. He says: “I understand that. And I’m not asking you to. I’m wondering if you see that. You come from a district that is heavily immigrant with Somalians. And I think it’s wonderful, honestly, I think it is really a good sign that you are a — you could be an icon to show Europe, this is the way you integrate into a country. I think the Somalians coming out and voting is a very good thing. With that –“

No RoomOkay Mr. Beck, let’s put some facts on the table. Because it’s obvious that a.) you’re not a journalist – you are however, an idiot and b.) trying to paint the idea that Keith Ellison is a product from the “ghetto hood” makes you a freaking racist.

Fact: 75% of the population of Minnesota’s 5th District is White. Black and/or African American’s in this district constitutes 12% of the population. And of that population, only 11% are foreign born. Hinting that Keith’s district is because of the Somalian population is rediculous.

Fact:56% of the population of the 5th Congressional District voted for Keith Ellison. The Independant, Tammy Lee received 21% and the Republican candidate came in 3rd place.
Fact: Aside from Minneapolis itself, the 5th Congressional District includes affluent suburbs, including Richfield, Golden Valley, St Louis Park as well as blue collar communities such as Fridley, Crystal, Robbinsdale and New Hope.

Fact: Both of us voted for Ellison and we’re both white crackers.

Let’s all leave Glenn Beck and his racist (and homophobic) self aside and laugh at him for who and what he is…on “Headline News”, of all things.

Here in the 5th District, we have an internal fight going on with an African-American man (Chris Stewart) who is on the Minneapolis SchoolTammy Lee Board put up a webpage that parodies the Independant Party candidate Tammy Lee. Personally, I think it’s hysterical because the author does an excellent job at pointing out some interesting facts of his own. And, he deserves the right to make fun of those facts.

Fact: ReNae Bowman (DFL), Mayor of Crystal (white), Mike Holtz (DFL) Mayor of Robbinsdale (white) and Gary Peterson (DFL), Mayor of Columbia Heights all crossed party lines by endorsing the Independant condidate Tammy Lee (who is…of course, white). While we’re pointing out white people, let us no forget that Hennipen County Sherrif Pat McGowan (white) and Hennipen County Commissioner Linda Kloblick (white) also endorsed “the pretty white chick” instead of Keith Ellison.

Fact: Both the Minneapolis Star-Tribune and the St Paul Pioneer Press ran a number of articles supporting Tammy Lee in the tones that made it appear that Keith Ellison’s lead up to the election would be handidly loss to her. I don’t need to point out that the Editorial Staff of both newspapers are white.
Fact: Keith Ellison is pro-Gay Marriage, while Tammy Lee wasn’t. Tammy Lee was pro-Same Sex Unions! And, the GLBT magazine of the Twin Cities Lavendar Magazine endorsed the “pretty white girl” instead of the DFL candidate who is a better fit for gays and lesbians throughout the United States!

The best part of that website is where he spoofs Tammy Lee saying we need more Appplebees and less Kentucky Fried Chicken if you know what I mean…. I was laughing my head off! That’s some pretty funny stuff.

Chris StewartNow, white people every where are ticked off… “How dare he do this!!” Now Chris Stewart has apologized, why I don’t know, but that isn’t good enough. The Minneapolis Star Tribune has announced that they think Stewart should resign from the school board!

“Just after last week’s election, before new board members take their seats, the DFL team suffered a setback. After the votes were counted, it came to light that Stewart helped design a racist, sexist website about a Fifth District congressional candidate. Stewart should step down. Though he has apologized, the site was so egregious we worry about his judgment and effectiveness in leading a district that has some racial healing to do.”

I don’t think Stewart should have to apologize anymore than Santa has to apologize for leaving lumps of coal in the Star Tribune’s stocking. Who’s got the racial problem here? I don’t think it’s Stewart!

Does the Star Tribune complain about South Park’s character “Chef” who calls the four little boys his “Favorite Crackers”.

Keith Ellison’s election seems to have brought out the worse in everybody. Glenn Beck is a stupid racist homophobic little pig, enough said. And, it should be Mayor Bowman, Mayor Holtz and Mayor Peterson should be the ones to apologize to both Keith Ellison and the DFL party. If they like the pretty white girl and her party’s stand on issues, they should get the hell out of the DFL party and get saddled up with the Independants.

I’m proud to have voted for Keith Ellison and I’m one of Chef’s “Favorite Little Crackers” too.

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I Voted!

I Voted

Go Keith Ellison – and congradulations! Actually, all of my favorite Dems won in today’s primary except for Keith. I voted for Ember Reichgott Junge because of her work for the GLBT Community and pushing for the equal rights laws in Minnesota. (I thought the GLBT should have followed suit as well – but that’s them and not me. I’m perfect in everyway, thank you very much.)

But, to saddle up with Keith!?! …I have no problem whatsoever on that. Let’s get Keith packed up and headed toward Washington DC.

Oh! And I had to ad a thought to all of this. I really liked this television ad for Coleen Rowley’s campaign up here in Minnesota. (Yes… And she is the same Colleen Rowley, FBI Agent who ratted out Osama bin Laden’s good friend Zacarias Moussaoui and put that Terrorist Killer in jail right now.)

She’s running against Congressman John Kline (GOP-Bushie) and she’s got a T.V. ad that’s an absolute riot.(Click the picture and you get to watch the ad. Get it??!!)

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Oh! And don’t forget: 1.) Rate the video and tell the YouTube folks how much you agree with me: “This is the coolest Primary Election video of all time.” and 2.) to go to Colleen Rowley’s website and donate $.35 and drop an email and tell her “Thanks”. She did her job a heck of a lot better than Bush can do his! At least we have Moussaoui in jail, Bush is letting bin Laden have a nice villa in Waziristan, Pakistan.

The Fruit Fly