Come Saturday Morning: Frank, Tom and Michele’s Not-So-Happy Anniversary

By: Saturday October 26, 2013 6:45 am

Frank Vennes, whose son Denley claims (apparently truthfully) to have been a White House intern during the George W. Bush administration, and who could count Michele Bachmann among his high-powered friends, has now gone back to prison, possibly for the last time, because of Tom Petters and his Ponzi scheme.


Come Saturday Morning: Loading up the Fundie Gravy Train, Minnesota Teen Challenge Edition

By: Saturday March 24, 2012 6:45 am

Faith-based, Bachmann-allied, and Bradlee-Dean-friendly local Christian antidrug group Minnesota Teen Challenge has talked a Republican state legislator into trying to give it a few million in free money.

GOP Keeps Letting Their Masks Slip

By: Saturday September 24, 2011 6:45 am

The same Republicans who are making the most noise over the Bush-backed Solyndra loan guarantee (yeah, Diaper David Vitter, I’m looking at you) are being oddly quiet over Bush’s role in making it happen, just as they’re being oddly quiet over their own support of loan guarantees and outright grants (aka free taxpayer money, folks) for energy-related projects in their own Republican districts. And you won’t hear Darrell Issa talk much about the burgeoning San Bernardino Airport scandal that’s unfolding, complete with an FBI raid, in the home district of Issa’s fellow California Republican congressman, Jerry Lewis, the former head of the House Appropriations Committee and a big fan of the Berdoo Boondoggle

Come Saturday Morning: GOP and Pals REALLY Bad For and At Business

By: Saturday April 30, 2011 6:15 am

Last fall, I discussed how Republicans, particularly those in my neck of the woods, seemed to be bad both for and at business. As it turns out, they’re apparently *really* bad for and at business — and a few of them are crooked as hell.

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