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ZOMG BOREDOM (and politics) 
24th-Apr-2008 12:29 pm
Misc - paper butterflies
I'm trying to sort through the 100+ emails that came in while I was out of the office for 6 days. Unfortunately, an number of them are requests from users who need modules from the database...and I can't do anything else in the database while I'm checking them out...and it takes 5 or 6 minutes to check each one out...so I'm reduced to fooling around online while waiting, and hoping no one walks up behind me and thinks I'm just goofing off.

This interview in The Rake has cracked me up: Ashwin Madia – The Man, The Myth, The One Democrat Who Won’t Call Michele Bachmann Bat-Shit Crazy .  Even if you're not at all interested in Minnesota DFL politics, I suggest you click on the link and check out his picture.  I don't even live in his district, but I think I could be an Ashwin groupie.  Yum.  (Yes, that is shallow of me.  Shut up.)  

The article is actually pretty funny, though.  It's not often you see an interviewer ask a political candidate questions like, "When did you get the idea [to run for Congress]? Did Iraq drive you so insane that you had to come up with ways to torment yourself when you got back home?" and, "You've mentioned George Bush is the reason you switched parties in 2003. But I've seen chimps on Discovery Channel do a better job of portraying conservative values than him. What makes you a Democrat? Why not a Libertarian, apart from that whole 'actually wanting to win' thing?"

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25th-Apr-2008 02:33 am (UTC)
The Rake is a really funny smartass magazine. It used to be a free local paper but a couple of months ago, they switched to being online-only instead of printed. There are obviously a lot of local references that people outside the Twin Cities won't get, but there's still a lot of good stuff to read. My jaw dropped at a couple of the questions that they asked him.

Actually not all of the stuff is smartass. There are some really good serious articles and opinion pieces, too.
25th-Apr-2008 02:42 am (UTC)
I should add...Michele Bachmann is a local Republican who really is batshit crazy. Do you remember last year, after Bush's state of the union address, he was walking through a crowd of legislators and one of them grabbed hold of him and WOULD NOT LET GO and clutched his arm like a 17-year-old groupie grabs ahold of Jon Bon Jovi? That was Michele Bachmann. She also tells reporters things like, of COURSE the husband rules the home and the wife obeys all his directives - the Bible tells us that's the best way to live! Ugh.
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