Archive for November 2011 – Page 2

Michele Bachmann Makes Another "Historical" Fact Error

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Honest to jeebus, wasn't she a Carter acolyte? It was the biggest damn thing in Carter's term. NBC via Oliver.

Michele Bachmann is the latest Republican presidential nominee to get tripped up over basic foreign policy. Speaking to a Waverly, Iowa, crowd Bachmann said that if she were president, “we wouldn’t have an American embassy in Iran.” The United States has not had diplomatic ties with Iran since the 1980s revolution there.

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Senator Franken Brings "Secret Santa" to the Senate

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This tickles me to no end. Leave it to Al. Now that I think of it, you could have alot of fun doing Secret Santa presents to those guys.

Let’s leave aside those questions of naughty and nice. Scores of senators this year are feeling festive, and plan to exchange gifts, Secret Santa style, across party lines.

Senator Al Franken, Democrat of Minnesota, came up with the idea, apparently to find a way to bring about some comity in a nonlegislative manner, similar to when members earlier this year broke with tradition to sit with colleagues from across the aisle during President Obama’s State of the Union.

“We did Secret Santa when I was in grade school,” Mr. Franken said in an e-mail. “ I remember one year I picked this kid who used to intimidate me on the playground. Turns out after we got to know each other and we became friends. So, I thought Secret Santa would be a good way to cut through the partisan divide here in the Senate. And who knows, maybe it will create some unlikely friendships.”

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Don’t expect any elaborate antler chandeliers or fine jewels; the price for presents has been set at a friendly $10 limit. (Picture Senator Kay Hagan, Democrat of North Carolina, picking out an umbrella over at Union Station for Senator Mike Crapo, Republican of Idaho. Or maybe a gift certificate to Chipotle Mexican Grill? Not that anyone knows which name Ms. Hagan selected.)

More than half of the chamber — 21 Republicans and 37 Democrats — recently drew names from Santa hats, and will exchange their gifts at a gathering in mid-December.

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Videos- Christmas Comes To The White House

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Some fun vids to try and get us all in the mood.

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Video- AFA's Fischer Wonders How Many Men Died Of AIDS Because Of Barney Frank

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Other than this just being stupid and ignorant, I've got to say as much as I love Barney, he's not exactly the poster boy that any "recruitment campaign" would want to "lure" young men into being gay. An old, balding, rumpled, overworked policy wonk? Right Wing Watch does a helluva job keeping up with these wingtards.

On Monday, Massachusetts congressman Barney Frank announced that he will not seek reelection next year, and American Family Association spokesman Bryan Fischer decided to celebrate Frank’s retirement by attacking the congressman for being gay. On Focal Point yesterday, Fischer claimed that Frank may have used his prominent position to “influence” other men into becoming gay who may have later contracted AIDS. “This is a dangerous, risky, immoral, unhealthy lifestyle, and Barney Frank has been an open practitioner of a lifestyle that is condemning one young man after another to an early grave,” Fischer said, “this is not somebody to admire, this is not somebody to honor.”

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