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  • This Is Not a "From the Pork Barrel" Post… April Fools!

    * Korey Shore's "Crying for America" is actually a pretty good song that genuinely makes you feel a bittersweet sense of patriotism. April Fools!

    * Target takes hard stance against Michele Bachmann's xenophobic platform and unprincipled misleading statements, refused to do any business with her. April Fools!

    * Barack Obama's choice of '12 reelection campaign manager is completely uncontroversial and is lauded by liberals nationwide. April Fools!

    * House Democrats continue to impress with their cunning strategy and thorough understanding of procedure. April Fools!

    * Glenn Beck makes surprisingly sober and thoughtful observation about the Middle East. April Fools!

    Tags: Barack Obama, Democrats, Glenn Beck, House of Representatives, Jim Messina, Michele Bachmann, Middle East, Music, Pork Barrel, Primaries, Republicans, Target
  • Colbert Reveals the Downside of Corporate-Owned Elections

    Should corporations be allowed to anonymously contribute to political campaigns? Of course they should. After all, the last time I checked, this was still America, and in America we believe in a free market where anyone can do anything they want with the money they got in a government bailout.

    The Colbert Report airs Monday through Thursday at 11:30pm / 10:30c.

    Tags: Barack Obama, Corporations, LGBT, MoveOn, Stephen Colbert, Target, The Colbert Report, Video
  • Minnesota Governor Clearly Drawing Salary From Wal-Mart

    Apparently the occupation of Minnesota Governor doesn't pay as well as we'd been led to believe. Given the content of Tim Pawlenty's recent speeches, it's pretty clear that he's taken a side job with Wal-Mart. (At $7.85/hour or whatever they're up to. Hopefully the state gives him health insurance.)

    If you're not sure what I'm getting at, consider these recent quotes from Pawlenty, from the summer though this week's Republican Governors' Association meeting in Miami…

    * "People who shop at Sam's Club and Wal-Mart want value, which ties into the Republican message of reform, accountability, and limited government." (August 4, 2008)

    * "We want to be the party of Sam's Club, not just the country club." (August 6, 2008)

    * "[John McCain] understands the concerns of everyday Americans like you and me. What I like to call "Sam's Club Republicans." These voters are on a tight budget. They're looking for value and accountability at the store. And they're looking for value and accountability from their government. John McCain connects with Sam's Club voters." (Republican National Convention (September 4, 2008)

    * "I think the best thing that we can do as a party is reach out to Sam's Club voters." (November 13, 2008)

    But before you shrug off the governor's one-man Wal-Mart/Sam's Club marketing campaign as just the natural behavior of a guy who hates unions, health care and locally owned businesses, consider an odd fact.

    While Wal-Mart/Sam's Club is based in Arkansas, their rival, Target, is based why in Minnesota. Where's the love, Pawlenty?  If you love Arkansas' businesses so much, why don't you just go be their governor?  (You're certainly white enough.)

    Anyway, I could dig up even more examples of the Governor's obsession, but they're almost endless and I don't want to drive up Google's stock price any further.

    Besides, Governor Pawlenty suggests we conduct all further web searches at

    Tags: Arkansas, Minnesota, Target, Tim Pawlenty