Ave Atque Vale, Karl Bremer

By: Wednesday January 16, 2013 7:34 pm

As Greg Stricharchuk, editor in the business news section of the Chicago Tribune, noted of Mr. Bremer: “The fact that some people who commented said he should burn in hell and not rest in peace means he must have been doing something right. -30-”


Come Saturday Morning: Michele Bachmann’s Pals Pushing Anti-Agenda-21 and Delphi Piffle

By: Saturday November 17, 2012 6:45 am

In case you read TBogg’s recent post on anti-Agenda-21 paranoia and wondered if Michele Bachmann was somehow involved, wonder no more.

Seeing a Flock of Moons

By: Thursday November 1, 2012 8:00 pm

Never do I feel so powerless and deflated in my role as a citizen as I do toward the end of an election season, but 2012 is quickly reaching a new level of awfulness. I just can’t wait for this to be over. From the top of the ticket on down (except for a few bright spots I’ll get to later), the dispiriting sense that “winning” can only be called such because losing is flat-out unthinkable, given that almost half of the electorate is evidently willing and eager to elect into office a party that holds them in utter contempt.

Republican Flip-Flopping on Akin Is a Sign of Romney’s Failure

By: Saturday September 29, 2012 9:00 am

With Todd Akin standing firm in his decision to remain on the Missouri ballot as the GOP candidate for US Senate, it falls to the rest of the Republican party leadership to flip-flop on their condemnations and fall into line.

And they have.

What’s curious, though, is that one of the flip-floppers is former MO senator and current Romney security affairs advisor Jim Talent, who is rumored to be in line for a possible cabinet post should Romney win. Either Romney will soon flip-flop on Akin as well, or Talent has decided that there will be no Romney administration come Jan 21, 2013, and he’d better help the GOP take the Senate. (Or, of course, both.)

Here’s the GOP’s current political calculus, courtesy of Todd Akin: The more Romney’s fortunes founder, the more the GOP needs to pull out all the stops to win the Senate, and if principles like “women are human beings, too” need to be sacrificed to the cause, so be it.

Truly the archtypical journalism story of our times

By: Friday September 28, 2012 1:30 am

Michele Bachmann is hardly the only politician who stretches the truth, or even outright lies, but even among them she is among the most voluminous liars in recent history. An author of bullshit in Asimovian proportions.

Fatster’s News Roundup from July 23, 2012

By: Tuesday July 24, 2012 6:15 am

We round up news stories from the last 24 hours, including items about Saudi Arabia, Syria, African drug wars, Greek euro exit, too big to fail, income distribution, airline fees, Wall Street looting, Kochs, American decline, Michele Bachmann, and more.

Come Saturday Morning: Bachmann Fan Sez John McCain = Henri Petain

By: Saturday July 21, 2012 6:45 am

On his website, Michele Bachmann defender and wingnut-welfare recipient in the Terrorism Grift section, Walid Shoebat, caps off a long and demented phillipic against the longtime Arizona senator thus: “John McCain is coming precariously close to a legacy similar to that of Henri-Philippe Petain, a French WWI hero who became a traitor in WWII when he conspired with the Nazis.”

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.

Come Saturday Morning: Here’s to You, Karl Bremer

By: Saturday February 18, 2012 6:45 am

If you’ve read or heard anything having to do with Michele Bachmann over the last year or so, the chances are very good that it had its origin in one of three places: The Dump Bachmann blog, G.R. Anderson’s 2006 City Pages article “The Chosen One“, and Ripple in Stillwater, the blog home of famed and longtime Minnesota journalist Karl Bremer.

Conservatives Countering Corrupt Crony Capitalism

By: Tuesday January 17, 2012 6:01 pm

Hey, you know what conservatives really really hate? Conservatives just can’t stand it when rich people and corporations use their vast wealth to game the system! Just don’t ask them to support any kind of public campaign financing or limits on corporate political spending…

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