Friday, November 23, 2007

New Bachmann Video; Michele's Farm

(Cross-posted at Dump Bachmann)


Lyrics by Ignatius P. Reilly,

I ain’t gonna work on Michele’s farm no more.
No, I ain’t gonna work on Michele’s farm no more.
Well, she wakes in the morning,
Folds her hands and pray for votes.
She’s got a head full of nothing
But Mac Hammond gives her hope.
It’s a shame the way she votes against the poor.
I ain’t gonna work on Michele's farm no more.

I ain’t gonna work for Michele’s kin no more.
No, I ain’t gonna work for Michele’s kin no more.
Well, he hands her a nickel,
He hands her a dime,
He hands her a check
When it’s farm subsidy time,
Then it’s back to D.C. while Marcus minds the store.
I ain’t gonna work for Michele’s kin no more.

I ain’t gonna work for Michele’s president no more.
No, I ain’t gonna work for Michele’s president no more.
Well, he invades a country
Based on lies and just for kicks.
His V.P.’s bunker
It is made out of bricks.
The National Guard he’s got ‘em fightin’ a war.
Ah, I ain’t gonna work for Michele’s president no more.

I ain’t gonna work for Michele’s hubby no more.
No, I ain’t gonna work for Michele’s hubby no more.
Well, he talks to all his patients
About gays and God and Michele
And if you don’t vote for her
You’re goin’ straight to hell.
They claim he’s straight but no one’s really sure.
I ain’t gonna work for Michele’s hubby no more.

I ain’t gonna work on Michele’s farm no more.
No, I ain’t gonna work on Michele’s farm no more.
Well, she tries her best
To collect those subsidies,
But tells everyone else
Not to be just like me.
And cash my checks while Marcus shops the stores.
I ain’t gonna work on Michele’s farm no more.

(apologies to Bob Dylan)

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Michele Bachmann: "Hey, Big Spender" Video

(Cross-posted at Dump Bachmann)

Eva has a post on the ongoing soap opera at KNSI. Before Andy Barnett was canned from the station, he interviewed Michele Bachmann.

Barnett asked Bachmann for her opinion on President George Bush breaking President Lyndon Johnson's record as the biggest spending president ever.

Here's a segment of Bachman's reply (with appropriate music):

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Michele Bachmann Gets Choked Up Over Reagan's Birthday

Here's some wacky scenes from a 2005 Minnesota Senate session debate on a Bachmann resolution to honor Ronald Reagan's birthday.

If you want to hear the entire debate on Bachmann's resolution go to the MN Senate archives. It begins at the 1:50 point.

Michele Bachmann's WCCO Interview

(Cross-posted from Dump Bachmann)

From Lawrence Schumacher's Saint Cloud Times blog:

U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann (not Michelle Bachman), R-Minn., called in to WCCO radio for an interview with Tim Russell Thursday morning. You can listen to it here (scroll down till you find the most recent Morning Show with Jim Lee (whom Russell was filling in for)

The brief interview covered Jim Ramstad's retirement, the failure of MN schools to meet the Adequate Yearly Progress goals of the No Child Left Behind law, a federal gas tax increase and transportation funding, her embrace of President Bush after the State of the Union address, and a bit of joking around she says she did with Bush at the site of the I-35W bridge collapse:

"The President and I enjoy a great relationship. When he and I were back visiting the collapsed bridge, he reached over because he wanted to give me a kiss when we were down at the site. I pulled back and he said "What? You don't want to embrace?" I said, "The people of Minnnesota love you, Mister President, but one kiss was enough."

...Listen here to that part:

Schumacher continues...

One quibble. Bachmann has been repeating this line since the campaign:

"I am a tax attorney and I hate high taxes."

The second part of that sentence, I'll grant her. But the first part doesn't seem to be the case anymore. At least, she's not authorized to practice law in Minnesota, according to state records.

Also, one question. During the interview, she says the following about transportation funding:

"We have been diverting money away, even though it has been meant to go for transportation, it has been diverted away for other projects. That's wrong."

Later, she says this:

"People would only be open to a tax increase if they knew exactly that 100 percent of that money would go to build more roads, more bridges, more interchanges. Then they might go for it. But not if it's going to be diverted away."

I'm curious to know what she means by this. Is she referring to Minnesota's Motor Vehicle Sales Tax, which was diverted into the general fund but voters have now dedicated 100 percent to transportation? Is she referring to the federal gas tax? Or the state gas tax?

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

King & Korb on Hellier & Hunting

The podcast of the King & Korb's Luke Hellier rant-fest is up on their podcast archive.

A reader has this observation:

"Remember the screed about lefties attacking Luke because he was holding a "rifle" in that picture? And won't deer hunters be mad?

I looked at the firearm and thought it was probably a shotgun (in much of the agricultural part of the state, the DNR allows deer hunting only with slugs & shotguns). I had an expert look at the piciture: indeed, a shotgun.

Pretty entertaining to listen to a vegetarian college professor and a suburban political operative do the he-man thing about hunting on air. LOL."

Monday, April 30, 2007

Michele Bachmann & Norm Coleman in Blaine 4/28/07

They wouldn't let me videotape the speeches, so this is what I got:

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Michele Bachmann - Living Word (10/06/2004)

From an article in the Naples Sun Times (10/06/2004):

While casually attending a local convening of Republican candidates, Bachmann found herself being drafted into the nomination for state senator. "I was wearing jeans and a sweatshirt. I had my moccasins on. No make-up. No stump speech prepared," she recounted. "All of a sudden I'm running for state senate."

In this video I recently uploaded to You Tube (recorded from the Living Word webcast 10/14/06), Bachmann has another version why she ran for State Senate:

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Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Michele Bachmann quotes Ann Coulter

Bachmann on the Jason Lewis show:

Thursday, March 01, 2007

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Michele Bachmann: "Black Tsunami" and Escalation"

In Bloomington yesterday, Bachmann talked about "the black tsunami that went across our nation November 7th" and more crazy stuff:

Here is a shorter video of Bachmann using the Vietnam-era E-word instead of "surge":

Friday, February 16, 2007

Michele Bachmann Is Totally Freaked Out

Michele Bachmann is worried about terrorists:

Bachmann Speech About Iraq War Resolution 2/15/07

Here's a video (missing the first part where she talks about watching the attacks on 9/11 at Perkins):

Monday, February 12, 2007

Bachmann Kiss & Tell

Michele Bachmann gave an interview to KKMS. Listen to MP3 audio file HERE.

Here's a You Tube video with Bachmann's words and pictures:

Friday, January 26, 2007

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Video of Michele Bachmann SOTU Gaffe

AP Story and video at the WCCO web site:

Bachmann Raises Eyebrows With Long Hold On Bush

(AP) WASHINGTON On Capitol Hill, senators sometimes put holds on presidential nominees. But it was a House member, freshman Rep. Michele Bachmann, who put a hold on the president Tuesday night.

As Bush made his way through the crowd of lawmakers after his State of the Union speech, he signed autographs, including two for Bachmann, a Minnesota Republican. But after the president turned to greet someone else, Bachmann put her hand on his shoulder and held it there.

The hold lasted as Bush shook hands and chatted with other lawmakers on the other side of the aisle, his back to Bachmann. It remained there even as Bush turned back around to kiss a lawmaker next to Bachmann. Finally, the president leaned into Bachmann for a kiss.

All told, Bachmann had Bush in her grasp for nearly 30 seconds.

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Saturday, January 13, 2007