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To pence or pencing, that is the question
Now that Republican Governor Mike Pence of Indiana signed the awful gay hate is okay because Jesus bill into law, I think he needs a ...
The Big E 03/26/2015 1 - - -
Bulletins From The Asylum
First, State of the Union insanity from the Republicans: Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) gave the official GOP response and laid down some stunning, bald-faced lies but did it in such a boring,
The Big E 01/29/2014 2 2 - -
Bulletins From The Asylum
Yesterday, I noted RNC Chair Reince Priebus' solitary and failing effort to put out the raging wildfire of GOP insanity. Nearly all of today's kray kray could fall under rebranding fail. Priebus ...
The Big E 01/28/2014 1 1 - -
Bulletins From The Asylum
Here's your roundup of insanity from Republicans. It's simply too cold for me to think up a witty comment to accompany my introduction. In Virginia, signs affixed to sticks or flags on sticks are ...
The Big E 01/27/2014 1 - - -
Bulletins From The Asylum
Today is officially International GOP Rebranding Day! Or something. Maybe every day is GOP rebranding day? Regardless, enjoy your round-up of insanity from the Republicans. Instead of actually ...
The Big E 01/23/2014 4 4 - -
Bulletins From The Asylum
I'm actually shocked by how little right wing insanity I found involving Martin Luther King, Jr. from yesterday. I'm not saying there wasn't plenty of the cray cray ... enjoy your daily roundup. ...
The Big E 01/21/2014 2 3 - -
Bulletins From The Asylum
Here's your roundup of the right wing crazy for Friday. Ted Nugent compares film executive Harvey Weinstein to Joseph Goebbels . Fox News' Martha McCallum warns ...
The Big E 01/17/2014 2 2 - -
Bulletins From The Asylum
It's Thursday and that means that just like every other day, Republicans have a lot of crazy things to say. Enjoy your round-up. Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) has a unique job creation plan: ...
The Big E 01/16/2014 1 2 - -
Bulletins From The Asylum
Sorry, I skipped writing this round-up yesterday. It happens. I may have skipped a day, but the Republicans didn't skip pumping out the crazy. NY Post's Fred Dicker: NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo "promised"
The Big E 01/15/2014 1 4 1 -
Bulletins From The Asylum
Here's roundup of all the right wing crazy I could find. Tony Perkins, President of the Family Research council: Girl Scouts encourage promiscuity and engage in child abuse . ...
The Big E 01/13/2014 2 2 - -
Bulletins From They Asylum - no Christie crazy edition
Enough non-Chris Christie insanity to block any bridge in America! You're daily round-up of Republican cray cray. Okay, I lied. This is kind of about NJ Gov. Chrispie Critters more more about how ...
The Big E 01/10/2014 1 - - -
Bulletins From The Asylum - Christie-free edition
All the non-Chris Christie insanity from the Republicans that you can stand! Daily roundup of right wing insanity. Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX), aka the Stupidest Person in Congress, didn't become a ...
The Big E 01/09/2014 3 4 - -
Bulletins From The Asylum
Republicans keep spewing the koo koo so hard and so fast that not even a polar vortex slows them down. Glenn Beck twofer: we get our laws from Moses ...
The Big E 01/08/2014 2 2 - -
Bulletins From The Asylum
Here's all the Republican crazy I could find from yesterday. The Daily Caller tried to attack the NY Time's Benghazi debunking. They utterly failed. They cited a satirical piece ...
The Big E 01/07/2014 2 2 - -
Bulletins from the Asylum
The Bulletins from the Asylum is back from winter break. Republican crazy didn't take a break, though. So finding the crazy was like going ice fishing in the freezers at grocery store. Remember Rep.
The Big E 01/06/2014 5 - - -
Bulletins From The Duck Dynasty Asylum
Today all the right wing reaction to the Duck Dynasty kerfluffle that you can stomach. For the safety of your stomach, it's all below the splash of spilled orange duck sauce. Former MA Republican ...
The Big E 12/20/2013 7 3 - -
Bulletins From The Asylum
Christmas is nearly upon us and the unrelenting insanity from the American Taliban is non-stop. I'm still compiling all of the crazy reactions to the Duck Dynasty homophobic, racist crud so that'll ...
The Big E 12/19/2013 2 1 - -
Bulletins From The Asylum
All the right wing crazy I could find for today, December 18, 2013. Fox News displayed a 'Happy Holidays' message . Why do they hate Christmas? Will Bill O'Reilly attack them for the leftist anti-...
The Big E 12/18/2013 1 1 - -
Bulletins From The Asylum
The holidays must be getting the Republicans in the mood: for crazy! Here's all the lunacy from the right that I could find for today. Bob Ruho is not backing down from comparing Obamacare to Nazis,
The Big E 12/17/2013 1 2 - -
Bulletins from the Asylum
Republicans seemed to go a bit more bonkers than usual this weekend. Here's my round-up of all the crazy I could find from them. NC State Senator Bob Rucho tweets ...
The Big E 12/16/2013 4 3 - -
Bulletins from the Asylum
Here's all the scary Friday the 13th bat**** crazy from the Republicans that I could find. And, yes, they are as crazy scary as they sound. The Director of Hawaii's Dept of Health died in a tragic ...
The Big E 12/13/2013 2 3 - -
Bulletins from the Asylum
Here's all kooky lookie behavior from Republicans I could find for today. Here's a comprehensive guide to conservatives' reaction to Nelson Mandela's death. Much of it is bat****
The Big E 12/12/2013 1 1 - -
Bulletins from the Asylum
There wasn't all that much crazy yesterday from the Republicans so I saved it and mulched it in with today's steaming pile. Enjoy! But in moderation! Here's some analysis on the GOP ...
The Big E 12/11/2013 1 3 - -
Bulletins from the Asylum
Fox News writer tells Fox News host to quit , get married and make babies. What I don't understand is why she doesn't take her own advice. Sarah Palin:
The Big E 12/09/2013 1 1 - -
Bulletins from the Asylum
Here's today's Bulletins from the Asylum in which I try to pull together all of the insanity of the Republican Party in one place. Ted Nugent considers himself a 2016 Presidential ...
The Big E 12/05/2013 1 4 - -
Bulletins from the Asylum
I apologize to all three of you who have come to rely on my bulletins from the asylum. I got sick. Then I was lazy. I hope you'll forgive me. Anyway, here's a round up of all the insane behavior ...
The Big E 12/04/2013 2 6 - -
Bulletins from the Asylum
Republicans were busy this weekend. Just like every weekend, they continued drink their kool-aid and say all kinds of crazy stuff. So here are the bulletins from the asylum for Monday, November 25, ...
The Big E 11/25/2013 2 2 - -
Bulletins from the Asylum
Republicans don't take Fridays off from being crazy, so neither do I. Since nobody compiles all the cray cray they dish out every day, I'm going to try. So enjoy all the batsh!ttery I could find for ...
The Big E 11/22/2013 4 2 - -
Bulletins from the Asylum
My quest to find all the right wing craziness in America continues. While I'm sure I'll fail to find all of it because of filibuster reform, here's what I found for Thursday, November 21, 2013.   ...
The Big E 11/21/2013 6 3 - -
Bulletins from the Asylum
irishwitch suggested a better title than Today in Crazy : ...
The Big E 11/20/2013 4 1 - -
Today in Crazy
I've decided to start a new thing in which I pull together all the right wing insanity going on across America. It's not that dKos, Thinkprogress, TalkingPointMemo and Media Matters doesn't document ...
The Big E 11/19/2013 6 5 - -
Did Bachmann wannabe Tom Emmer violate FEC laws with ad?
Failed 2010 Minnesota Governor candidate Tom Emmer is running to replace Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) who is retiring because of federal investigations into her failed 2012 presidential bid. Emmer ...
The Big E 09/30/2013 2 6 - -
Small Penis Brigade invades Minnesota State Capitol
Many sexually inadequate men invaded the State Capitol with their loaded guns out of fear they may no longer be able to bring their loaded guns into the State Capitol because they need to protect ...
The Big E 08/22/2013 28 12 - -
MN-SEN: Romney clone McFadden raises $700K
Mitt Romney clone Mike McFadden announced his fundraising numbers for the second quarter of 2013, his first since announcing. He pulled in a respectable $700,000. It's very important that new ...
The Big E 07/02/2013 2 6 - -
Michele Bachmann can has fix for GOP minority problem
Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) knows as well as everyone that the Republican's Southern strategy dooms the party to irrelevance . The minorities will soon outnumber the majority. But Bachmann is a ...
The Big E 06/14/2013 3 14 - -
Rep. McCollum wants to end CIA drone war
Rep. Betty McCollum (DFL-MN) proposed a novel amendment to the defense appropriations bill that would probably go a long way to improving America's reputation around the world. She proposes ending ...
The Big E 06/12/2013 3 6 - -
Sen Klobuchar voted for government surveillance and against our privacy rights every step of the way
These revelations that our government is collecting all our communications didn't shock me. Piss me off? For sure. We lost all pretense to privacy in 2007 when FISA was revamped to allow for ...
The Big E 06/11/2013 7 5 - -
Heki vs. Bachmann: the real reason Michele Bachmann quit
Someone from Michele Bachmann's 2012 presidential campaign team stole an email list off of Barb Heki's laptop. This list was from the evangelical home school organization for which Heki played a ...
The Big E 05/30/2013 72 236 1 -
Michele Bachmann pretends that she's "effective"
"You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means." Inago Montoya in the movie 'Princess Bride' Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) is trying to repeal Obamacare. Again. Because ...
The Big E 05/15/2013 8 4 - -
Can the Minnesota legislature pass marriage equality?
There are two weeks left in the 2013 legislative session in Minnesota. Is the legislature running out of time to pass marriage equality? Do we have the votes, yet? Just so you know, the DFL (...
The Big E 05/07/2013 8 12 - -
Minnesota's media fail explained: Bachmann doesn't behave like most politicians
Maybe the problem with Minnesota media's coverage of Rep. Michele Bachmann is that Bachmann doesn't behave like a legislator. When Sen. Klobuchar, as an example, tries to eliminate the medical ...
The Big E 04/30/2013 29 94 - -
Bachmann wants Boston marathon bomber declared enemy combatant
Embattled Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) went on Fox News and criticized President Obama for not declaring the Boston marathon bomber an enemy combatant. The only problem is Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is an ...
The Big E 04/26/2013 15 5 - -
Star Tribunes breaks story about Bachmann's latest ethics problems: her book tour
The Minneapolis Star Tribune's pattern of covering Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) now seems to have a pattern. They will cover anything about her ethics investigations but rarely cover what she says ...
The Big E 04/17/2013 14 20 - -
Tim Walz and Al Franken claim STOCK Act was not gutted
I was alarmed when I saw a post with the alarming headline of Pres Obama Signs Bill Killing Anti-Corruption, Pro-Transparency STOCK Act Provisions . Firedoglake had a similarly alarming headline: ...
The Big E 04/16/2013 40 20 - -
Family Foster Care in danger in Minnesota
Family foster care may be legislated out of existence in Minnesota. Thousands of mental ill and/or handicapped people would have to find other arrangements. This issue hits very close to home. My ...
The Big E 04/05/2013 10 3 - -
MN bigots compare marriage equality to Nazi propaganda
... and bigots double down when confronted!   Minnesotans United for All Families (MN United) held a press conference today to denounce Minnesotans for Marriage (M4M) for comparing the marriage ...
The Big E 03/29/2013 5 12 - -
Michele Bachmann's inefficient and expensive fundraising machine
Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) is well-known to have one of the best fundraising lists in the nation. Bachmann has worked hard to build it up with near daily hysterical appeals. Any time the media ...
The Big E 03/25/2013 5 6 - -
Star Tribune still not covering Michele Bachmann's latest lies
Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) has always benefited from shoddy, irresponsible journalism in Minnesota. Minnesota's media has steadfastly refused to report what she says and what she does. The only ...
The Big E 03/22/2013 5 10 - -
Bigot spews ignorance cloaked as pseudo-science at Marriage Equality hearing
Mike Frey testified before the Minnesota House of Representatives today on the marriage equality bill. Frey portrayed himself as a concerned father and husband. He spewed bigotry cloaked as ignorant ...
The Big E 03/12/2013 16 16 - -
Invincible Al Franken?
The National Journal, preeminent RWNJ magazine and website, thinks that Al Franken may not have a strong challenger when he runs for reelection in 2014. They may have a point. The MNGOP is in ...
The Big E 01/09/2013 22 15 - -
Worst campaign video of 2012
There can be only one worst campaign video of 2012 ... and we have it in Minnesota. Minnesota. The land of 10,000 lakes. The loon is the state bird. And it's appropriate. We're also the land of 9,...
The Big E 12/07/2012 8 5 - -
Sen. Amy Klobuchar for President?
The rumors have begun that Sen. Amy Klobuchar (DFL-MN) is aiming for a 2016 Presidential run. Klobuchar first ran for Hennepin County Attorney in 1998 and was reelected in 2002. Soon after her ...
The Big E 11/19/2012 29 10 - -
How Minnesotans defeated the anti-Marriage Amendment
I don't know about you, but on that day in April 2011 when the Republicans at the Minnesota state legislature put their Anti-Marriage amendment on the ballot, I became motivated. I was scared that ...
The Big E 11/13/2012 43 65 1 -
Keith Ellison's impact on the amendment votes
Rep. Keith Ellison (DFL-MN), co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus and resident of one of the nation's bluest districts, always sets really lofty goals for increasing his turnout. In 2010 ...
The Big E 11/08/2012 5 6 - -
MN-06: Star Tribune finally fact-checks Bachmann when endorsing Graves
So the Minneapolis Star Tribune endorsed Jim Graves over Rep. Michele Bachmann. So they also slammed Bachmann over a number of different issues . As a Graves supporter, I'm pleased. But ... ...
The Big E 10/29/2012 7 29 2 -
MN-08: Bachmann to help endangered Cravaack
Rep. Chip Cravaack (R-MN/NH) is in trouble. Polls show him trailing DFLer Rick Nolan . His support for ending the Ryan Budget which would end Medicare and Social Security plus moving to New ...
The Big E 10/23/2012 11 17 1 -
Using Michele Bachmann's logic, the Romney campaign has been infiltrated by the Muslim Brotherhood
When Rep. Michele Bachmann claimed the Muslim Brotherhood had infiltrated the Obama Administration, she "proved" her claim by pointing to Muslims in the Administration who knew other Muslims who ...
The Big E 10/19/2012 6 6 - -
Blast of fear in Minnesota against Marriage Equality
We all knew the fear blasts from the proponents of the so-called "marriage" constitutional amendment would hit the airwaves right about now. We knew they'd use the basest fear-mongering appealing to ...
The Big E 10/18/2012 5 6 - -
MN-08: Chip Cravaack leads in cash but Rick Nolan leads the ground game
Ground game matters more The lastest poll for Minnesota's Eighth District race indicates that voters are evenly split between DFL candidate Rick Nolan and Rep. Chip Cravaack (R-MN/NH). About ten ...
The Big E 10/12/2012 1 5 - -
MN-SEN: Mister Bills joins chorus of crazies who claim unemployment numbers were faked
Who says there is no comedy in politics? I realize that the future of our nation sometimes hangs in the balance, but in Minnesota things work a little differently. We elected satirist and author Al ...
The Big E 10/11/2012 4 8 - -
Star Tribune won't cover Bachmann conspiracy theory, will bust on her opponent
The Minneapolis Star Tribune is Minnesota's paper of record. Its doing a disservice to Minnesota by not adequately covering Minnesota highest profile political figure, Rep. Michele Bachmann. They ...
The Big E 10/10/2012 5 16 - 139
The Minneapolis Star Tribune's official response to Butthurtgate
Do not contact us! The Minneapolis Star Tribune does not like criticism. And they have no ombudsman. They fired him/her in one of their rounds of staff clear-outs. They just want to continue their ...
The Big E 10/09/2012 19 35 - 234
Who you gonna trust? Vikes legend Alan Page or the Koch Brothers?
Yesterday, the Minnesota Supreme Court ruled today that Republicans' so-called "Voter ID" constitutional amendment will remain on the ballot and that MN Secretary of State Mark Ritchie is not ...
The Big E 08/28/2012 5 26 - 181
How not to stage a protest
So Stupid It Hurts In June, General Mills came out in opposition to the constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage in Minnesota. The bigots weren't going to take it lying down (or in any other ...
The Big E 08/06/2012 9 9 - 128
Stay classy, Minnesotans for Marriage
As you may have heard, Minnesota-based multi-national General Mills endorsed marriage equality and stated they opposed the so-called "Sanctity of Marriage" constitutional amendment that will prevent ...
The Big E 06/28/2012 5 5 - 54
Worst campaign ad ever?
Compare and contrast... In Minnesota, Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) was never going to have a tough campaign. Her polling numbers are very strong and the MNGOP is in disarray . Its so bad for the MNGOP ...
The Big E 06/22/2012 20 8 - 186
Update on the MN campaign to stop the gay marriage ban
I have three important bits of news concerning the campaign to stop the cynically named "...
The Big E 02/01/2012 3 14 - 72
Worst American Legislator? MN's nominee: Steve Drazkowski
I saw a post about a Virginia Republican legislator, Bob Marshall, ...
The Big E 01/13/2012 4 4 1 60
Here in Minnesota, we've got a fun little controversy brewing. Last Wednesday, Senate Majority ...
The Big E 12/19/2011 10 27 - 185
Absent Bachmann accuses Obama of being AWOL on budget
You may not know this, but Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) has a day job. She ...
The Big E 12/16/2011 6 2 1 55
Call Al Franken about the Protect IP Act
I am opposed to the Protect IP Act. I see it as the next step in providing corporations with complete control of the internet. Considering how hard Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) fought for net neutrality,
The Big E 12/01/2011 3 11 1 53
MN-08 Jeff Anderson for Congress: Venison
In 2010, long-time Congressman Jim Oberstar (D-MN) lost to Tea Party candidate Chip Cravaack. Everyone in Minnesota was shocked. Even Republicans. MN lost a Congressman with a tremendous amount ...
The Big E 11/10/2011 2 14 2 79
Will NPR's reporting go down the tubes now?
Gary Knell assumes the President and CEO of National Public Radio today. As I listened to the piece describing NPR's situation relating to Congress, it sounded like NPR will be becoming more ...
The Big E 10/03/2011 21 2 - 123
Bachmann claims to be unifying candidate
Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) made ...
The Big E 08/30/2011 10 3 - 51
Michele Bachmann treating media like any other constituency
The brilliant strategic move by the 2000 Bush campaign was to treat the media ...
The Big E 07/26/2011 2 3 - 32
Don't misunderestimate Michele Bachmann
As we all watch the 2012 Republican presidential nomination fight unfold, ...
The Big E 07/12/2011 10 - - 71
Bachmann: Obama has secret plans to end Medicare
Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) is notorious for fear-mongering ...
The Big E 06/16/2011 8 9 - 144
MN Gov. Mark Dayton takes a strong stand against marriage discrimination amendment
2011 was supposed to be the year the Minnesota legislature deals with the budget. ...
The Big E 06/14/2011 6 12 - 72
My trip to Barcelona and the essentials of regional planning
My trip to Barcelona, Part II As I mentioned earlier I got to tag along to Barcelona, Spain with ...
The Big E 06/13/2011 5 8 - 44
The basics of Spanish politics
I just got back from a fascinating trip to Spain. I tagged along to Barcelona while my ...
The Big E 06/11/2011 8 5 - 44
Bachmann accuses Obama of being in a parrallel universe
The Big E 06/03/2011 29 12 - 151
Bachmann accuses Geithner of lying
Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) isn't ...
The Big E 06/02/2011 29 8 - 156
Bachmann's latest conspiracy theory: The Israel Curse
Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) has pushed all kinds of conspiracy theories ...
The Big E 06/01/2011 31 10 1 237
32 bills the MN GOP worked on instead of balancing the budget
The 2011 legislative session was supposed to be strictly about the budget. Republicans did ...
The Big E 05/24/2011 8 14 - 98
Michele Bachmann book naming contest
If you are running for President, you have to have a book. It's just how it's done ...
The Big E 05/19/2011 17 2 - 58
MN-08 Tarryl Clark moving to run against Chip Cravaack
Tarryl Clark announced yesterday that she will join the race for the DFL endorsement to ...
The Big E 05/09/2011 18 11 1 110
Sen. David Hann's quixotic quest to stop Medicaid in Minnesota
Minnesota Republicans swept into power at the State Capitol with the promise of ...
The Big E 05/06/2011 2 8 - 65
They want replace nurses & health aides with baby monitors
Minnesota Republicans campaigned on fixing our budget deficit ($5B) without raising taxes and creating jobs. They've done neither. They've used fantasyland numbers to create their budgets and ...
The Big E 04/13/2011 9 16 - 152
Lawrence O'Donnell: answer to question about Michele Bachmann
In the wake of yet another history gaffe by Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) -- in prepared remarks, she placed the first battle of the American Revolution which occurred at Lexington and Concorde in ...
The Big E 03/21/2011 15 17 - 346
Duluth Council President Jeff Anderson considering challenging Cravaack
"I'm only considering because the top 5 people I expected to run aren't," Duluth City Council President ...
The Big E 03/01/2011 8 12 - 62
Interview with Wisconsin Senator who fled his state
Keewatinrose , a contributor at my blog MN Progressive Project interviewed one of ...
The Big E 02/23/2011 2 8 1 31
Stop the hate in Arcadia, CA
Normally, I write about Minnesota politics so this post is a change. Joe Bodell and I (we run MN Progressive Project ) presented a panel at ...
The Big E 02/17/2011 10 19 - 159
Is Michele Bachmann a compulsive liar?
Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) rarely returned to her district last year and is notorious for ...
The Big E 02/03/2011 120 105 2 181
Star Tribune's Michele Bachmann coverage slammed by Columbia Journalism Review
Something unprecedented is happening in the world of Minnesota journalism. Someone else has agreed with me that the Minneapolis Star Tribune's coverage of Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) is crap. I'...
The Big E 01/31/2011 142 334 3 273
Reaction to Michele Bachmann's State of the Union rebuttal
Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) gave the Tea Party rebuttal to President Obama's State of the Union address last night. What's been interesting is watching the reactions to her address. Fox News must ...
The Big E 01/26/2011 20 16 1 142
Public Radio analyzes Bachmann's history of dishonesty
Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) has been active in Minnesota politics for a decade. She first ran for School Board in ...
The Big E 01/21/2011 19 29 - 81
Michele Bachmann threatening to run for US Senate
The rumors continue to spread that Michele Bachmann will be running for Senate. Heck,
The Big E 12/21/2010 21 8 - 58
Kevin Diaz of Star Tribune personifies dishonest journalist culture
The Star Tribune published an article by Kevin Diaz highlighting the differences between Reps. Michele Bachmann (R) and Keith ...
The Big E 12/16/2010 7 5 - 71
Jim Dean: Michele Bachmann hasn't done a damn thing
As most of you know, Democracy for America was formed out of the supporters of Howard Dean's 2004 Presidential campaign. Jim Dean, Howard's brother, runs the organization. DFA members have voted ...
The Big E 10/29/2010 6 14 - 150
Vote suppression in Minnesota
The signs are up all over town: "...
The Big E 10/27/2010 30 28 - 77
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