December 05, 2010

Al Franken reads New Testament, doesn't reveal how Democratic policies have hurt the least among us

The video below shows Senator Al Franken quoting the New Testament, specifically Matthew 25: "Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me". He uses that to segue into arguing to end the Bush tax cuts. He uses a carpenter who's... Keep reading >>>

Posted at 12:10 PM

August 14, 2010

Rob Schneider calls Senator Al Franken a "whore"!

Oh no he didn't! Well, actually, oh yes he did! On a recent Joy Behar Show - one of America's finest news sources on the hard news channel CNN - former Saturday Night Live alum Rob Schneider called Senator Al Franken a shocking name. The name he called him was so shocking... they bleeped it... Keep reading >>>

Posted at 01:30 PM

May 07, 2010

Senator Al Franken explains an editorial cartoon

Showing that his comedy on the Senate floor is just as excruciatingly bad as all the other comedy throughout his career, Al Franken uses satire to try to make a point, explaining a political cartoon: Next to this, throwing chairs would be almost welcome: it might degrade the World's Greatest Deliberative Body even less. As... Keep reading >>>

Posted at 11:50 AM

December 23, 2009

Shock: Al Franken as much an @$$&#(3 in Senate as he was before

The article here details some of the verbal confrontations Senator Al Franken has had in just one short month in office. He hasn't yet reached the level of smashing chairs live on CSPAN at 3am, but give him time: Franken invited [Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.)] to his office to discuss an op-ed that Corker penned... Keep reading >>>

Posted at 11:35 AM

December 18, 2009

Clown Al Franken helps Dems distract America from massive bill affecting everything

Yesterday, Senator Al Franken experienced his greatest moment yet in politics: preventing Joe Lieberman from finishing a speech on the Senate floor. Lieberman had already blathered on for ten minutes but wanted to finish his thoughts; Franken denied his request. Per the Minnesota GOP (link): "Al Franken's petty and petulant behavior on…the floor of the... Keep reading >>>

Posted at 05:18 PM

July 15, 2009

Al Franken, Pride of the Senate, asks Sotomayor about Perry Mason

The new Pride of the Senate - Stuart Smalley aka Al Franken - wasted almost two minutes at the Sonia Sotomayor confirmation hearing asking her what was her favorite Perry Mason episode. No, really, see the video below. At least he's not (yet) throwing chairs, right? There are a lot of subjects that a non-lawyer... Keep reading >>>

Posted at 08:59 PM

June 30, 2009

Al Franken beat Norm Coleman, Minnesota Supreme Court says (Coleman concedes)

Great news for Al Franken, terrible news for the U.S. The Minnesota Supreme Court has just ruled in Franken's favor (link) and has determined that he won the election. Coleman has stated he won't appeal, although who knows what he'll do. And, governor Tim Pawlenty had said he would abide by the state court's decision.... Keep reading >>>

Posted at 11:44 AM

April 13, 2009

Al Franken finally steals election! Almost at least.

It's been a while since we discussed Al Franken here, but today is his big day as a court in Wisconsin or whatever state he's from has ruled in his favor, rejecting Norm Coleman's attempt to get the election decided for him (link). Per the three judges: "The overwhelming weight of the evidence indicates that... Keep reading >>>

Posted at 08:16 PM

February 27, 2009

Al Franken too cheap to pay witness' costs to testify

From this: Duluth city clerk Jeff Cox was subpoenaed to testify at the U.S. Senate recount trial Thursday, but he refused because of inadequate reimbursement, according to court documents filed Thursday in Ramsey County District Court. Cox was subpoenaed by Al Franken in the case between Franken and Norm Coleman. Cox received a check for... Keep reading >>>

Posted at 03:02 PM

January 22, 2009

Harry Reid: "We're going to try to seat Al Franken"

All power to the washed-up "comedians"/"talk show hosts" was the rallying cry on Capitol Hill yesterday, as Sen. Harry Reid (D-Searchlight) met with the "comic" formally known as Stuart Smalley and was heard to remark (link): "We're going to try to seat Al Franken... There's no way that Coleman can win this. The numbers aren't... Keep reading >>>

Posted at 11:20 AM

January 06, 2009

Norm Coleman will challenge Franken "win"!

The state of Minnesota - located somewhere near Canada or something - is finally going to somewhat interesting as Norm Coleman has decided not to capitulate but rather to challenge Al Franken's Senate "win". Yes, that sound you hear is Al Franken throwing chairs, as his efforts to cheat his way into a Senate seat... Keep reading >>>

Posted at 09:54 PM

January 05, 2009

Senator Al Franken wins, entertains the Senate, U.S.

Congratulations to alleged comic Al Franken, who's just - pending legal action - stolen the election and is a United States Senator. Let the 3am CSPAN-televised chair-throwing begin! And, to celebrate his "win", Al decided to entertain his colleagues with a musical number: Oops! I'm just kidding. That's actually Senator Al Franken in tights, pretending... Keep reading >>>

Posted at 12:44 AM

December 19, 2008

Al Franken leads Coleman in recount !

I just got back from celebrating the news that Al Franken has for the first time pulled into a lead over Senator Norm Coleman, and let me tell you, George Soros, the Chinese Army, the Bilderbergers, and the Wobblies sure know how to throw a party! Currently, this shows Franken leading the "current recount totals"... Keep reading >>>

Posted at 10:17 AM

December 16, 2008

"Has Al Franken stolen the election yet?"

The top two questions this site gets are, "Is Air America still on the air?", and "Has Al Franken stolen the election yet?" Frankly, I don't know the answer to the first since I haven't listened to them for a few years. As for the second question, it looks like Al Franken is getting closer... Keep reading >>>

Posted at 12:58 AM

December 04, 2008

Al Franken: search the church! ("missing" ballots)

Taking sacrilege to new depths, Minnesota Senate candidate Al Franken is demanding that a church be searched for supposedly missing ballots. What a sleaze: The Al Franken campaign is demanding the Minnesota Secretary of State oversee an "immediate and intensive search" for a lost envelope in November’s election. The lost envelope contains 133 ballots from... Keep reading >>>

Posted at 09:34 PM

December 03, 2008

Al Franken "finds" more votes, pulls into lead!

A "cache" of votes has been found, and now Al Franken is claiming that he's leading in the recount against Norm Coleman to be Senator from Minnesota! It's great that Franken would "find" more votes, and I'm sure all of them are "valid". From this: Franken unexpectedly picked up 37 votes due to a combined... Keep reading >>>

Posted at 12:46 PM

November 26, 2008

Al Franken loses appeal over absentee ballots

From this: The Minnesota state Canvassing Board today rejected Democrat Al Franken's request to count absentee ballots his campaign says were wrongly rejected by poll judges... There were a total of more than 12,000 rejected absentee ballots, or about 5 percent of the roughly 288,000 absentee ballots attempted to be cast, [Minnesota Secretary of State... Keep reading >>>

Posted at 11:43 AM

November 20, 2008

George Soros, Al Gore helping fund Al Franken recount

From this: Left-wing billionaire financier George Soros is using his financial muscle at a Manhattan fund-raiser tonight to help Al Franken win a recount in Minnesota's Senate election. Soros - the hedge-fund honcho and sugar daddy of the Democratic Party - will host a soirée for Franken at his Carnegie Hill digs to help cover... Keep reading >>>

Posted at 06:01 PM

Al Franken finds votes in recount! (Norm Coleman)

Clearly, the following is a vote for Al Franken: More examples here. See how many Franken votes you can spot!... Keep reading >>>

Posted at 11:59 AM

November 13, 2008

Al Franken to count every vote, no matter how bogus (hanging chads are back!)

Some of Al Franken's teenage, pet, and foreign citizen voters probably don't remember all the fun we've had with "hanging chads", "pregnant chads", "flying chads", the "undervote", et al in the past. Under that telepathic process, Democratic poll workers determined whether someone who hadn't voted for president but who had voted for other offices had... Keep reading >>>

Posted at 07:50 PM

November 05, 2008

Coleman - Franken race down to 600 votes; chair fight possible

At post time, Senator Norm Coleman leads former alleged funnyman Al Franken by just around 600 votes (link). Democratic Party representatives are frantically searching for more votes, which they assure us can be found through what they assure us are completely legitimate means. However, if the election remains within 1000 votes by the end of... Keep reading >>>

Posted at 10:17 AM

October 30, 2008

Norm Coleman sues Al Franken over lies !

From this: Sen. Norm Coleman's campaign, charging that recent Al Franken TV and radio ads contain lies about Coleman, is suing Franken's campaign for violating state campaign law. Mark Drake, a Coleman spokesman, said this morning at a State Capitol news conference that statements that Coleman has been named "the fourth most corrupt senator in... Keep reading >>>

Posted at 11:40 AM

October 28, 2008

Minnesota: who is Al Franken ?

Minnesota: do you know the real Al Franken? Per the following NRSC video: Al Franken [is] "the sort of knee-jerk partisan that both parties should avoid." He lashes out at those who disagree. Franken humiliates minorities, demeans women, writes pornography, makes child abuse a joke and laughs at the disabled. Democrats find Franken's behavior "appalling"... Keep reading >>>

Posted at 10:13 AM

October 25, 2008

Norm Coleman endorsed... by Minneapolis Star Tribune !

Via this we learn that the Sunday, October 26 2008 Minneapolis Star Tribune - a paper slightly reminiscent of Pravda in its glory days - has decided that Al Franken is too much of a risk and is endorsing incumbent Senator Norm Coleman instead! Here's what they say: Independent judgment, excercised on behalf of the... Keep reading >>>

Posted at 11:15 AM

October 22, 2008

Did Al Franken vandalize Norm Coleman's garage?

That's the question on Minnesotan's minds this morning, as last night someone spray painted various messages on Norm Coleman's garage, such as "u r a criminal resign or else". As someone who's been following the career of the former alleged comic for years, I can attest that that sounds like something Franken would write. Has... Keep reading >>>

Posted at 12:47 PM

October 16, 2008

Angry Al Franken gets in Norm Coleman face at debate!

Former alleged comic Al Franken - aka Mr. Minnesota Mean - got into Senator Norm Coleman's face after tonight's debate, sources say. My sources said that Franken was very upset and was speaking with a raised voice. Mrs. Franken reportedly ran on stage to get Franken away from Coleman. Video!... Keep reading >>>

Posted at 10:19 PM

September 21, 2008

Al Franken helps Saturday Night Live with John McCain sketch

On last night's Saturday Night Live (SNL), Al Franken came up with the idea for their opening sketch mocking John McCain (link) and basically calling him a liar; see the video below. Al Franken did this despite not working there for 13 years and despite (as some might recall) running for Senate from Minnesota. Of... Keep reading >>>

Posted at 12:20 PM

September 17, 2008

Al Franken surges... into tie with Norm Coleman!

A breathless missive has just arrived from the Al Franken campaign: Dear Friend (ed.: I am not now nor have I ever been a friend of Al Franken), A quick update from our campaign: Two polls have come out in the last 72 hours showing that the momentum is firmly on our side. The Star... Keep reading >>>

Posted at 04:01 PM

September 10, 2008

Al Franken wins nomination, will win nothing else

Congratulations to Al Franken! He's won the Democratic Party's nomination to go up against Norm Coleman for Senator from Minnesota. This is the first time he's ever won something, and it will be the last.... Keep reading >>>

Posted at 09:24 PM

August 25, 2008

Poll: Al Franken surges into lead! (if you ignore the margin of error)

Al Franken for Senate Campaign Manager Stephanie Schriock has breathlessly composed and sent us an email with this startling news: This just came over the wire: A new poll has Al Franken surging to a one-point lead over Republican Senator Norm Coleman! Joking about margins of error and how a one point lead is not... Keep reading >>>

Posted at 12:39 PM

August 09, 2008

Al Franken draws crowd... of one person

Al Franken's dazzling popularity with Minnesotans was on display yesterday as he gave a speech to one person at Brigitte's Cafe in St. Cloud. In fact, Josh John of that city was the only person (aside from the media) who showed up at Franken's roundtable on veteran issues. They proceeded to discuss those issues for... Keep reading >>>

Posted at 02:45 PM

August 05, 2008

Priscilla Lord Faris: the "Minnesota Solution" to a "New York City Problem"

DFL comrades: an interview and biographical sketch of Priscilla Lord Faris is here, and I urge you to read it. She's challenging Al Franken to be the DFL (Democrats/Farmer/Labor/Socialist) Party candidate against Norm Coleman. And - as they say in Minnesota - she's sharper than cheddar! [She says:] "Al Franken cannot win against Norm Coleman... Keep reading >>>

Posted at 10:39 PM

July 23, 2008

Does globalist Al Franken really support a United Nations "army"?

In a questionnaire given by the far-left globalist group Global Solutions (peekURL.com/zw8dzql), Al Franken has revealed himself to be a scary internationalist who'd yield U.S. sovereignty to the United Nations. Not just that, but he's either ignorant or he's come out in support of giving the U.N. a standing army. Franken was asked: Will you... Keep reading >>>

Posted at 10:49 AM

Norm Coleman campaign calls Al Franken sleazy, bad bowler

If there's one thing Minnesotans love more than cheese, it's bowling. So, Norm Coleman has hit their sweet spot with this following ad featuring three bowlers. Per this, the ad has them discussing: "Foul-mouthed attacks ... tasteless, sexist jokes" and "writing all that juicy [you know what]." ..."And we've decided we're running for U.S. Senate,"... Keep reading >>>

Posted at 10:45 AM

July 16, 2008

Al Franken accepts ACORN endorsement

The far-left group ACORN has endorsed Al Franken, and moreover he's accepted their endorsement. Obtaining a full list of indictments and scandals relating to ACORN is left as an exercise, but this might be a good starting point: Implicated in numerous reports of fraudulent voter registration, vote-rigging, voter intimidation, and vote-for-pay scams during the 2004... Keep reading >>>

Posted at 03:44 PM

Jesse Ventura out; Dean Barkley, Priscilla Lord Faris, Jack Uldrich in

Jesse Ventura won't be entering the race for Senator from Minnesota, but Al Franken has some new challengers: Dean Barkley and Jack Uldrich have filed to run from the Independence Party (formerly the Reform Party in that state), and Priscilla Lord Faris is challenging Franken in his own Democratic-Farmer-Labor-Socialist Party (the DFL). Barkley (link) is... Keep reading >>>

Posted at 03:10 PM

June 26, 2008

Norm Coleman beating Al Franken by 10 points

Playboygate appears to have had an impact on the chances of former alleged funnyman Al Franken, as a new Quinnipiac University poll shows Norm Coleman leading by 10 points. Meanwhile and as a control, Barack Obama is leading John McCain by 17 points. Further, Coleman is ahead by 20 points among independents. According to Franken... Keep reading >>>

Posted at 11:18 AM

June 07, 2008

Al Franken is Democratic Party nominee for Senator from Minnesota!

Congratulations, Al Franken! You're the new Democratic Party nominee for Senate from Minnesota and you're going to try to take on Norm Coleman! What are you going to do? "I understand that the people of Minnesota deserve a senator who won't say things that make them feel uncomfortable." That, of course, is a reference to... Keep reading >>>

Posted at 07:48 PM

The Al Franken Implode -O- Rama

The NRSC gets all MTV with the quick edits in this anti-Al Franken video detailing some of his recent "issues". While I like the ad and the format is a bit unexpected considering the source, those in Minnesota might find it a bit too fast and jumpy. They like their commercials like their cheese: slow... Keep reading >>>

Posted at 02:10 PM

May 21, 2008

Al Franken graphic Playboy sex story

Senatorial candidate Al Franken looks more and more like a candidate more suited for San Francisco than St. Paul, as he held a Monday fundraiser at the Chicago home of Christie Hefner, CEO of Playboy Magazine. Not only that, but a very graphic January 2000 column he wrote for that magazine has come to light.... Keep reading >>>

Posted at 12:15 PM

May 16, 2008

Al Franken vs. Jesse Ventura!?

Speaking at the Mall of America - the cultural hub of Minnesota - Jesse Ventura hinted that he'll be running against both Al Franken and Norm Coleman for Senator from Minnesota: [He] told the crowd that "none of the above" would be a better choice than Norm Coleman or Al Franken. "I may go down... Keep reading >>>

Posted at 11:34 AM

May 12, 2008

Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer: the real heir to Paul Wellstone

From this: On the Senate campaign trail, Al Franken frequently invokes the name of his friend, the late Sen. Paul Wellstone, as a major inspiration. But as Franken moves to consolidate Democrats behind his challenge to Republican Sen. Norm Coleman, another Democrat is chipping into his support — one whose background and beliefs spark even... Keep reading >>>

Posted at 01:06 PM

May 06, 2008

Over half of Minnesotans: Franken should drop out!

Bad news for Al Franken: throwing his accountant under the bus didn't work. And, 51% of Minnesotans think he should drop out of the race for Senator of that state. 59% said his failure - oops, his accountant's failure - to pay the full amount of state income taxes in seventeen states will make them... Keep reading >>>

Posted at 12:35 AM

April 30, 2008

Al Franken pays back taxes, economy rebounds

Former comedian and Air America Radio host and current Senate candidate Al Franken has paid $70,000 in back taxes that he owed to seventeen - count 'em, 17 - states across the U.S. It was all his accountant's doing! Of course, that accountant had been doing his taxes for 18 years and he couldn't be... Keep reading >>>

Posted at 02:10 AM

April 24, 2008

Poll: Al Franken only behind Norm Coleman by 7 points!

Good news for Al Franken: he's not sinking as fast as he could have or being trounced as much as he will be. A new Rasmussen telephone poll has Franken behind Senator Norm Coleman by only seven points. The margin of error is 4.5 points, but the same poll had Franken behind by just two... Keep reading >>>

Posted at 11:41 AM

April 07, 2008

Norm Coleman raises $2 million in Q1, has $7 million in cash (+Jesse Ventura)

Sorry, Stuart! Minnesota's current and future Senator Norm Coleman raised $2 million in the first quarter and has $7 million in cash on hand. Al Franken raised $1.9 million in the last quarter of 2007, and hasn't yet released what he raised in Q1. And, he's only got $3.1 million in cash. In related news,... Keep reading >>>

Posted at 09:13 PM

April 01, 2008

Bemidji PD: Al Franken now "person of interest"

As previously discussed, the Police Departement of Bemidji, Minnesota is attempting to speak with former Air America host and Senate candidate Al Franken in regards to a string of liquor store robberies that have occurred in that community over the last two months. They've now upgraded his status to a "person of interest", and have... Keep reading >>>

Posted at 03:26 PM

March 24, 2008

BTN AF82: Norm Coleman / Al Franken ad "Independent"

OPCEN AUTH 12 15 WILL BE HANDLING, AWAIT OPALERT. ALL TLS/SLS NOTE: INFO here, here. NO CARDS, OP 56, 894 (link): The International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 49, said it wants the ad pulled immediately. One of the union's members was killed when the bridge collapsed. Twelve other people also died. Local 49's political... Keep reading >>>

Posted at 11:32 AM

March 11, 2008

Mike Ciresi exits, Norm Coleman will beat Al Franken

Mike Ciresi has left the DFL nomination process for Senator from Minnesota, leaving only Al Franken and Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer seeking the DFL nomination. From his announcement yesterday: I am announcing today my withdrawal from the contest for the DFL endorsement and the conclusion of my candidacy for the U.S. Senate. In my judgment, continuing the... Keep reading >>>

Posted at 09:48 AM

February 18, 2008

BTN 48-AF: "Dirt on Al Franken". TLs, SLs note

This is BTN 48-AF for TLs and SLs in Region 7. AP: 92-AF-MN-GO. Operation Harshwords. Unfortunately for Franken, I don't think most Minnesotans are going to respond well to his unprecedented history of extreme and mean-spirited name calling. In his many writings and media appearances, Franken has called Republicans every name in the book, including... Keep reading >>>

Posted at 12:36 PM

February 02, 2008

Al Franken Identity Politics Reply Form.doc

Al Franken has answered the Minnesota Stonewall DFL Questionaire (link) including with the news that several members of his staff "identify" as LGBT. That's important: he probably suspects that some haven't got around to "identifying" themselves as such, but he's hesitant to press the issue since that's only used against Republicans. I note also that... Keep reading >>>

Posted at 01:35 PM

January 26, 2008

Al Franken mocks college student (Minnesota mean)

It's not as bad as the time when Al Franken mocked a legless Vietnam veteran, but the latest incident of Stuart Smalley going off the rails came earlier this month at Carleton College in Minnesota. It seems that Peter Fritz - a senior studying history - didn't want to be in a group photo with... Keep reading >>>

Posted at 11:32 AM

January 10, 2008

Mike Ciresi TV ad: only he can beat Norm Coleman

Progressives who want to beat Norm Coleman only have one choice: Mike Ciresi. The polls show that Al Franken's negatives are too high, while Ciresi's are not. Accordingly, to help you Minnesotans make the right choice, here's a new TV commercial from Mike Ciresi (big time Hollywood, California star Al Franken is still working on... Keep reading >>>

Posted at 09:44 PM

December 17, 2007

Paul Farhi / WaPo: Al Franken not a running joke

Paul Farhi of the Washington Post offers "No Running Jokes Here/With His Eye on a Senate Seat, Comedian Al Franken Says It's Time to Get Serious". Despite having four screens to work with, it is completely devoid of any content. It simply points out that he's toned down his "jokes" in order to appear normal.... Keep reading >>>

Posted at 11:47 AM

December 03, 2007

Al Franken: double-talk on Iraq

The following campaign ad from Senator Norm Coleman takes Al Franken to task for his various conflicting comments regarding Iraq. He says he never supported or opposed Iraq, but he did. In 2006, he said he didn't support a "timetable" for withdrawal; this year he supported a "timeline". In 2006 he was against cutting off... Keep reading >>>

Posted at 11:33 AM

November 21, 2007

Al Franken in pocket of civil servants union (AFSCME)

Al Franken has received the endorsement of Council 5 of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), a union which profits from a bloated bureaucracy. Says their president: "Workers nationwide have been ravaged by the Bush–Coleman agenda; our union will work tirelessly with candidate Franken to put an end to that." Indeed.... Keep reading >>>

Posted at 10:18 AM

November 06, 2007

Polls: Al Franken can't beat Norm Coleman, only Mike Ciresi can

Two new polls show that Minnesota Senator Norm Coleman is vulnerable... just not to Al Franken. Rather, Democrats in that state would be wise to throw their support to Mike Ciresi, clearly the only candidate who's a serious challenger to Coleman. Rasmussen Reports says that Coleman leads 49% to 42% in a head-to-head match-up; by... Keep reading >>>

Posted at 02:42 PM

September 25, 2007

Forbes: Al Franken is #4 pundit in America

For those of you not on the "bleeding edge", September 24 is the new, hipper April 1. It's the day when the mainstream media prints obvious jokes that, on any other day, would cause their readers to question not just their journalistic integrity but their sanity as well. To kick off this new "holiday", Forbes... Keep reading >>>

Posted at 02:02 PM

September 13, 2007

Gasified biomass. Al Franken. Norman Hsu

One of those things is not like the others. Al Franken shares his thoughts: ...Minnesota is a very windy state. We're ninth in the nation. We should really be exploiting that more... [...additional thoughts...] ...Right now gasified biomass is being used as fuel in ethanol plants... What I want to know is exactly how an... Keep reading >>>

Posted at 09:45 PM

September 11, 2007

Norm Coleman leads Al Franken in Minnesota poll

No big surprise there: Norm Coleman has always been ahead of Al Franken (Rasmussen poll of Minnesota voters). While support for Stuart Smalley has picked up five points from March, there are warning signs for Al: his DFL competitor Mike Ciresi's numbers are more favorable in some ways. Franken is viewed favorably by 46%, up... Keep reading >>>

Posted at 02:08 PM

September 06, 2007

Al Franken and disgraced Democrat fundraiser Norman Hsu

What did Al Franken know, and when did he know it? The Republican Party of Minnesota demands answers about Franken's links to the disgraced Democrat fundraiser Norman Hsu - a "Hillraiser" for Hillary Clinton: 1. Did well-known bundler Norman Hsu bundle donations for Al Franken's U.S. Senate campaign? 2. Did Al Franken or his campaign... Keep reading >>>

Posted at 11:14 AM

August 27, 2007

Al Franken pledges to "take a look" at 9/11 Truther video

9/11 Truthers recently confronted Al Franken with evidence that 9/11 was an inside job. On the following video, the senatorial candidate claims he doesn't believe in such conspiracies and he doesn't support an investigation into what really happened. However, that's all for show. Al knows what really happened. He just doesn't want to admit that... Keep reading >>>

Posted at 09:59 PM

August 22, 2007

Al Franken spins his and Coleman's donations

The following video is from the Al Franken campaign and features the candidate spinning his campaign contributions in the best way possible; notably he doesn't mention all the Hollywood money he's received. This is also here in case you want a vivid reminder of just how boring he was when he was on Air America... Keep reading >>>

Posted at 12:53 PM

July 26, 2007

Frankly Franken: The Real Al Franken

#18 told me I can finally reveal this site about Al Franken (props to 45's team: 632, 849, and 1011). It features a video of Al Franken saying we can't afford to lose in Iraq from a few years ago, followed by another clip of him supporting cutting funding for the troops. It also has... Keep reading >>>

Posted at 04:28 PM

July 25, 2007

Al Franken: just 18% of donations from Minnesota

In the second quarter, alleged comic and senatorial candidate Al Franken raised more money than the incumbent Norm Coleman. However, only 18% of the amount came from Minnesota, meaning that 82% of Al Frankens 2Q donations came from out of state. In contrast, Coleman was evenly split. In number of in-state contributions, Franken got 4000... Keep reading >>>

Posted at 09:36 PM

"Al Franken smacks detractor at Moorhead rally"

The title of this post is what I wish had happened. Instead, it was just a boring campaign stop, followed by this boring coverage/transcription of the event. Note also that Franken was in south Moorhead. He doesn't have the guts to show his ugly mug in the north side of town: Al Franken spent... Keep reading >>>

Posted at 11:14 AM

July 19, 2007

Al Franken ad misleads about Norm Coleman Iraq stance

There's a picture here of a full-page ad Al Franken (aka Stuart Smalley) will be running in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. It features a picture of president Bush together with Minnesota Senator - and Franken opponent - Norm Coleman with this quote from the latter: "We are going to be in Iraq a long time." From... Keep reading >>>

Posted at 07:29 PM

July 09, 2007

Shock: Al Franken beats Norm Coleman in donations

Alleged funnyman and former Air America Radio host Al Franken (aka Stuart Smalley) has raised $1.9 million in the second quarter of this year for his Senate bid from Minnesota. That beats the $1.6 million raised by his opponent the incumbent Norm Coleman. Franken's fellow Dem/DFRer Mike Ciresi raised $750,000. Even more shocking: According to... Keep reading >>>

Posted at 02:55 PM

July 01, 2007

Al Franken: daily affirmations

Because I care about former Air America Radio hosts whose careers have since gotten even worse, I've decided to help Al Franken out with the following set of daily affirmations. While - of course! - Franken is the extremely talented creator of Stuart Smalley and thus is able to come up with his own helpful... Keep reading >>>

Posted at 11:23 AM

May 24, 2007

Man of the people: Al Franken worth over $4.3 million

Al Franken is truly a man of the people, just as long as you define "people" as "those worth somewhere between $4.3 million and $9.9 million." Spokesman Andy Barr says it's more towards the low end. His salary last year - via his company Alan Franken Inc. - was just over $1 million. Meanwhile, his... Keep reading >>>

Posted at 10:49 AM

May 14, 2007

F.U. Al Franken Campaign News: beating Norm Coleman by a wide margin!

Welcome to today's issue of Fantasy Universe Al Franken News, where I present the news from the fantasy universe where there will be a Senator Al Franken. In today's edition: A new Minnesota Public Radio poll shows Republican Sen. Norm Coleman would handily defeat be defeated by DFLers Mike Ciresi or Al Franken if the... Keep reading >>>

Posted at 06:13 PM

May 11, 2007

F.U. Al Franken Campaign News

It's not exactly clear to me whether Air America Radio is still on the air and in any case, unlike frequently in the past, they haven't made any news lately like by taking loans from Boys & Girls clubs or something. Likewise with Al Franken, who's still as far as I know attending bean feeds... Keep reading >>>

Posted at 08:14 PM

April 24, 2007

Al Franken CAIRs for Keith Ellison

On the 23rd, "Senator" Al Franken introduced Rep. Keith Ellison at a meeting of the "Progressive States Network". Ellison is the first Muslim in Congress, and he's linked to the highly questionable group CAIR. On the following video, Smalley does a really, really bad Dick Cheney impersonation, makes a few "jokes", says he's "proud" that... Keep reading >>>

Posted at 11:42 PM

April 20, 2007

Al Franken "like[s] Minnesotans" (and Big Hollywood Money)

Al Franken isn't simply a Hollywood/New York carpetbagging blow-in who wants to spend his time in Washington rather than back home with the cheese-eating, bean-feeding yokels in Minnesota. No sirree! From this: "I like Minnesotans - always have," said Franken, who was born in New York City but grew up in the Minneapolis suburb of... Keep reading >>>

Posted at 12:11 AM

April 16, 2007

Al Franken at Kandiyohi County DFL's "best bean feed fundraiser ever"

Sources report that Al Franken and other DFLers (the Minnesota version of the Party of Socialism and Liberation) spent Saturday at the Kandiyohi County DFL's "best bean feed fundraiser ever". For your protection, I'm going to translate the report into the local language: An annual potluckah hosted by the Kandiyohi County DFLah turned into... Keep reading >>>

Posted at 10:20 PM

April 15, 2007

Al Franken to cleanse airwaves of Glenn Beck

Comrade Al Franken announced on a recent edition of Larry King Live that Imus won't be the last. In fact - just like the righteous Defenders of Truth And Freedom at Media Matters for America - Franken is targeting Glenn Beck for his noxious, racist, xenophobic, anti-human comments. Senator Al makes the correct distinction in... Keep reading >>>

Posted at 08:47 PM

April 08, 2007

Al Franken to fete CAIR-linked Keith Ellison; Wonkette helps

David Sirota sends word that on April 19th, Al Franken will be emceeing a "gala" from the Progressive States Network which will fete Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT) (the "liberal"-with-a-crewcut guy) as well as Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN). Ellison is the first Muslim in Congress, and he's linked to the Council on American-Islamic Relations ("CAIR"), a... Keep reading >>>

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April 04, 2007

Al Franken Campaign News

Just a few days ago, Drudge linked to this article discussing a campaign appearance by Al Franken, reminding me that I - like almost everyone else - had forgotten that he was running for Senator from Minnesota. I will not repeat that same mistake more than a few times, and I promise wall-to-wall coverage of... Keep reading >>>

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February 22, 2007

Source: beneficent Jupiter to help Al Franken

I think I've located Al Franken's new campaign manager: ...[Al Franken]'s Sun is within 15 minutes of a conjunction to Mars in Gemini, and this strengthens the Gemini influence even more, giving him a strong drive (Mars) to communicate his opinions and ideas. The conjunction of Mars to the Sun often bestows a tremendous amount... Keep reading >>>

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February 20, 2007

Al Franken's first fib (as a Senate candidate)

Al Franken has assuredly told many fibs in his career, but on Monday in Rochester, Minnesota he spoke to a "packed audience" and told them the first publicly-noted fib as a Senate candidate. Now, bear in mind that if Bill Clinton parsed what he said it would be technically accurate, but others will probably not... Keep reading >>>

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February 19, 2007

Al Franken wants a massive amnesty for illegal aliens

In an interview, Al Franken said that he's a supporter of "comprehensive immigration reform". That phrase is a euphemism used by Bush and the Democrats for a massive illegal alien amnesty combined with a "guest" worker program. The Bush/Democrats scheme will flood the U.S. with new legal immigrants, particularly through chain migration: family members can... Keep reading >>>

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February 15, 2007

Poll: Norm Coleman would beat Al Franken in landslide

KSTP - a known "house organ" for Minnesota Senator Norm Coleman - begins their anti-Al Franken coverage with "POLL: Coleman would easily trump Franken". According to them and Survey USA, the incumbent would get 57 percent vs. just 35 for the challenger. And, Franken's numbers are similar to those of Mike Ciresi, a possible DFL... Keep reading >>>

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February 14, 2007

Al Franken's last day: live coverage

Following an extremely exciting Tom Oliphant segment, Al Franken is now upping the tempo (as if that were possible!), bringing on Joe Conason to pimp his new book, "It can happen here". Al knew that Sinclair Lewis was from Minnesota, but seemed a bit unclear on the meaning of the word "dystopian". Conason jumped in,... Keep reading >>>

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February 13, 2007

Al Franken tearfully leaves radio, announces Senate run

In a tearful, emotion-filled program, actor, comedian, radio host, author, and now politician Al Franken announced on his show on Wednesday that he's leaving the air waves in order to run for Senate from Minnesota. He said this was a sad Valentine's Day, but his present to the nation was his running for office. Wednesday's... Keep reading >>>

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February 06, 2007

Celebrity Congress! Franken would bring humor, laughs, fun

College newspapers - such as the NYT, LAT, WaPo and the rest - infamously featured a string of articles in which they lionized Al Franken and also "reported" that he was considering running for Senate. Now, the MSM is starting Round 2, featuring articles describing what a Franken run would be like. Let's make fun... Keep reading >>>

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January 31, 2007

Al Franken for Senate!

Al Franken is reportedly telling "Democratic members of Congress and prominent DFLers" that he's definitely running for Senate from Minnesota. That will presumably be against Norm Coleman: The Star Tribune confirmed today that Franken made calls to at least two members of the Minnesota congressional delegation in Washington to break the news. The sources spoke... Keep reading >>>

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January 29, 2007

Al Franken leaves Air America Radio

Air America has announced that Al Franken will be leaving the network on February 14, Valentine's Day. Thom Hartmann will be taking over his show, leaving Randi Rhodes as the only remaining semi-demi-celebrity on the entire network. While at first this might appear to be a wonderful gift to the nation, in fact it's a... Keep reading >>>

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January 17, 2007

"Franken Considering Running" articles to soon end

Miraculous news from the Associated Press! It seems that in just a few short weeks Al Franken will finally decide whether he's running for Senator from Cowlandia, aka Minnesota. This will finally put an end to the endless string of completely-unbiased articles which coyly speculate whether Franken will run or not. Sometimes they even quote... Keep reading >>>

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November 18, 2006

Al Franken: double head fake, hold cheers

Well, ain't that a kick in the shorts area! Now, via a comment from Raccoon Radio we're alerted to this interesting piece from the odious Steve Young claiming to have the thoughts of one Al Franken, saying that he's just leaving for an ISO tour of Iraq and he's "made no decision on leaving the... Keep reading >>>

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November 17, 2006

Al Franken leaves Air America Radio!

Congrats and candies to all doubles, triples, and quads, team leaders, operational teams and support staff. The news can finally be released: Al Franken will soon be leaving Air America Radio. While the full story cannot yet be revealed and the full complete story will never be known, think of AAR as a brick wall... Keep reading >>>

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November 14, 2006

White powder letters sent to celebrities, media, Al Franken

Various celebrities and media sources have lately been receiving threatening letters containing a white powder which turned out upon testing to have been harmless. Oddly enough, even Air America radio has received three such letters, including one addressed to Al Franken, the NY Post reports. It is unknown whether the letters sent to AAR are... Keep reading >>>

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October 13, 2006

Finally! An "Al Franken: God Spoke" review you can trust

As three, maybe four of you may have heard, there's a new documentary out called "Al Franken: God Spoke". While I don't usually recommend trusting much to be read in the Weekly Standard, I'm going to consider this Louis Wittig review the Gold Standard: ...[The directors' cinema verite technique] works great when there's story, and... Keep reading >>>

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September 30, 2006

Atheism increase due to Al Franken; doc for choir only; time-shifting?

Today's exciting Al Franken round-up features the news that Stuart is indirectly responsible for the increase in atheism in "Walnut Creek, Berkeley, San Francisco and Silicon Valley" (but not the North Bay, where Midwestern values prevail): Meetings and rallies, once the province of older folk, now include younger people with tattoos and dreadlocks. The Internet,... Keep reading >>>

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September 07, 2006

Some of Al Franken's best employees have been People Of Color

What percentage of Al Franken's staff has been Of Color? A new highly-confusing and ultimately uninteresting kerfluffle indicates that - contrary to prior indications - that percentage may be slightly higher than statistically insignificant. In November, we offered "Al Franken vs. Affirmative Action", reporting on the book "Do As I Say (Not As I Do):... Keep reading >>>

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August 23, 2006

Pat Buchanan on Al Franken show: Wed 1:30pm Eastern

On Wednesday August 23 at 1:30pm Eastern/10:30am Pacific, Al Franken will be speaking to Pat Buchanan about his latest book "State of Emergency: The Third World Invasion and Conquest of America." I predict that Franken will be slightly serious for about a minute, and will offer the now standard "moderate" Democrat line: he opposes illegal... Keep reading >>>

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August 18, 2006

Al Franken, Tucker Carlson to dance at NKU

The Northern Kentucky University Alumni Association Lecture series enters its seventh year with a debate between Tucker Carlson (MSNBC) and Al Franken (Air America Radio). It will be held October 12. We're guaranteed that it will be "engaging". Do you care?... Keep reading >>>

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July 28, 2006

Franken PAC ("Midwest Values") gets megabucks from Hollywood celebs

Chair botherer and alleged comedian Al Franken has a political action committee completely inappropriately named the "Midwest Values PAC". Now we've learned that it's raised around a half a million dollars, mostly from a ragged collection of Hollywood lefties: * Larry David (apparently has a cable TV show; wife opposes global warming while flying on... Keep reading >>>

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May 24, 2006

What would Al Franken do?

There's audio of Al Franken discussing his policies regarding illegal immigration here. At least I think it's Al, it might be someone else.... Keep reading >>>

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May 01, 2006

Al Franken: God Spoke

There's a new Stuart Smalley film out, and it's a "documentary" about Franken's book tour for 'Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them'. The word "documentary" is in quotes, because it appears to be about as much of a "doc" as those "documentaries" done of pr0no stars. And, just as AVN would "review" one... Keep reading >>>

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April 18, 2006

Al Franken comedy weekend include socialism, laughs, fun!

Air America candidate/host Al Franken and Vermont's "Independent" candidate for Senate Bernie Sanders invite you to join them at a "Weekend at Bernies!" (tag line: And unlike the other "Weekend," this one is LIVE!) Bernie and Al will headline a night of comedy and progressive politics at the Flynn Theatre in beautiful Burlington on Saturday,... Keep reading >>>

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April 05, 2006

Ann Coulter won Al Franken debate

I'm going to guess that Al Franken got his arse kicked in the recent debate with Ann Coulter, based only on his side of the story. If Al had won the debate, I'm sure there would have been a bit more triumphalism from ever-classy Al. UPDATE: A supposed first-hand account of what went on backstage... Keep reading >>>

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March 22, 2006

Al Franken to debate Ann Coulter at press-free event

If Ann Coulter debates Al Franken and kicks his arse back to Minnesota and there are no reporters or blogger-reporters around to hear it, does Al Franken make a sound as he contemplates throwing a chair or something? On Monday, March 27, Al and Ann will be debating in Los Angeles. However, it appears to... Keep reading >>>

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March 02, 2006

The Field and Stream interview: Al Franken

Unfortunately, Field and Stream has not (yet) done a puff piece interview with Stuart Smalley, but another specialized, web-only publication has. Can you guess which it is? It might take you a few days before you had enumerated all such possibilities, so feel free to mouseover the link. Why are they interviewing Al? Because he's... Keep reading >>>

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February 28, 2006

Franken's list of Democratic beliefs, slightly modified

Apparently Al Franken has compiled a list of Democratic/"liberal" beliefs, and they're reprinted here. Let's see if we can make them a bit more realistic: * We stand for clean water, clean air, reduced emissions, alternative fuels - we don’t cater to the special interest groups that claim there is no global warming, groups that... Keep reading >>>

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February 20, 2006

Meet Senator Al Franken's daughter

Thomasin Franken is the daughter of Al Franken. The latter is - still! - considering running for Senator from Minnesota. Normally we wouldn't discuss the daughters of a politician. Unless, of course, she brings it on herself. What subject matter do you think young Thomasin choose for a posting at the Huffington Post? World... Keep reading >>>

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February 18, 2006

Al Franken standing up to lies and stuff

Al Franken paid a brief visit to Lane Community College in Eugene Oregon yesterday, and the local KVAL offers a stock report much like we've read over and over when Stuart comes to town. However, it contains some interesting comments: 1. "It's democracy in action, actually, I think... People coming out, able to speak their... Keep reading >>>

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February 11, 2006

Al Franken reflects on the left's lack of class

Fresh from the HuffPost comes "Al Franken: Reflections on the Wellstone Memorial and the King Funeral". Even though there are already 172 comments at post time, none have so far included a link to this site, nor do any of them have the word 'club', as in Gloria Wise Boys and Girls Club. Feel free... Keep reading >>>

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The Al Franken / George Soros axis

Previous comments have commented on the lack of comments here (aka 'argumentem ad lackum commentum'). I would like to rectify that situation with a fun game. Who can find the closest link between Al Franken and George Soros? Have they ever met? Has George donated money to Stuart's PAC? Does Al Franken do his radio... Keep reading >>>

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February 05, 2006

Al Franken "Midwest Values PAC" donates to "democratic socialist"

Al Franken has formed a Political Action Committee called the "Midwest Values PAC" (site), and he's already received almost $170,000: Contributors to Franken's PAC include "Seinfeld" co-creator and "Curb Your Enthusiasm" star Larry David ($5,000); RealNetworks CEO Rob Glaser ($5,000); the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers PAC ($5,000), and the United Transportation Union PAC ($5,000)...... Keep reading >>>

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Al Franken called on Abramoff talking points

The "Mac Weekly" - a college newspaper - sat down for an interview with Al Franken and managed to do what all of his other interviewers have studiously avoided to do: ask him a tough question. You can practically see Stuart getting ready to throw a chair during this bit: MW: About that, why would... Keep reading >>>

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January 15, 2006

Warmongering Al Franken visits Missoula

You know how the local coverage of a parachuting visit from Al Franken starts, don't you? Something like this: Firing off one-liners and political jabs, author and comedian Al Franken scattered verbal buckshot at conservative Republicans on Friday while enlisting a little help from some new Montana friends in front of a charged-up audience. But,... Keep reading >>>

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January 12, 2006

Indecisive Al Franken not committed to Minnesotans

Al Franken must have the best publicist in the world. It must be that, because there's no such thing as the liberal media, and thus there's only one way to explain why there have been so many non-news stories over the past year reporting that Stuart was considering a Senate run. The latest in this... Keep reading >>>

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January 03, 2006

Franken show will not be "overflowing with Minneapolis flavor"

Al Franken is finally - dozens of press articles later - making the big move to Minneapolis. They're building a studio in a downtown office building just for him. Given that Air America Radio brags about their new million-dollar New York City studio, one wonders how much that cost. And: "We'll be celebrating the fact... Keep reading >>>

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December 17, 2005

It's a dark and stormy night at the Huffington Post

Nearly side-by-side, Al Franken and Air America co-founder Sheldon Drobny have columns at the HuffPost. Stuart muses on candy. No, really. It's part of Arianna's attempt to leaven the leaden posts at HP with lighter fare (which, coincidentally, will probably trigger higher paying ads. That's just a coincidence I'm sure.) I posted a comment, but... Keep reading >>>

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December 14, 2005

Sexist pig Al Franken to degrade womyn for money

Starting in January, Al Franken is going to provide a video newscast for his listener(s), available as a podcast of some kind. He'll be reading the news. Kinda. Actually, it will feature his voice, but the visuals will be provided by attractive underwear models lip-synching. No, this is not a joke, the press release is... Keep reading >>>

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December 11, 2005

Franken not just "funny" but "very smart", audience member says

If you read "Al Franken slings punch lines and barbs in his appearance" you'll notice that something is missing. Namely, any possible downsides to his shtick. In fact, the two-page article could have been written by his publicist, including this: Sure, Franken's funny, said Heidi Kumao of Ann Arbor, one of the audience members in... Keep reading >>>

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December 10, 2005

Did Senator Smalley lie about Iraq's WMD?

Yesterday we brought you news of Al Franken's appearance on the Joe Scarborough show, where he talked about Iraq, WMD, and Bush versus Clinton. On the show he claimed that the Duelfer Report said that Clinton's '98 attack destroyed all Iraq's remaining WMD. Now, the first comment here says that the Duelfer Report says no... Keep reading >>>

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December 09, 2005

Inside Al Franken's tortured mind

Now, through this exclusive offer, you can watch Al Franken on Scarborough Country trying to spin the presence of WMD in Iraq. You see, Bill Clinton's missile strikes on 1998 destroyed all of Saddam's WMD. But, when Clinton and Gore said in 2002 that Saddam still had WMD, they only did that because they didn't... Keep reading >>>

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December 02, 2005

Al Franken mocks a legless Vietnam veteran

Al Franken did his show from Asheville NC on Wednesday, before which he conducted an interview with a local station. One of those who conducted the local interview reports: I then went to this live show of his to report on the turn out and the first 10 minutes is blasting my interview and one... Keep reading >>>

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November 30, 2005

Hypnotick to see Al Franken live in Dallas

A blogger I've never heard of before plans to see Al Franken when he broadcasts live from Dallas on December 2. "Hynotick" describes himself as a: 30-something politically active Gay hypnotist gamer with two kids, two cats, one boyfriend and one straight wife And, he says that: [Al Franken is] not my favorite host on... Keep reading >>>

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November 28, 2005

"Unintentionally" funny Al Franken headline

I know Jay Leno does something similar, and I thought I'd rip him off and show you this "unintentionally" funny headline. I assume this is a rare instance of a headline writer slanting things to the right:... Keep reading >>>

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November 27, 2005

Al Franken to Visit Lesbian Capital of United States

Last year Stephanie Miller visited that city, and Al Franken will also visit there on Wednesday, Nov. 31, the local paper reports: Question: Ever been to Asheville before? Answer: I’ve always wanted to go there. My brother spent some time there (and) loved it. All that I know is that it has a great music... Keep reading >>>

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November 23, 2005

Franken v. Scalia decided strongly for Scalia

Al Franken tangled with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia on Monday, and came out looking like the lightweight he is: ...When [Norm] Pearlstine opened the floor for Q&A, Franken stood up in the back row and started talking about "judicial demeanor" and asking "hypothetically" about whether a judge should recuse himself if he had... Keep reading >>>

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November 22, 2005

Did Katherine Lanpher jump, or was she pushed?

Speculation is still swirling around the blogosphere about Katherine Lanpher leaving Al Franken's show. She left around September 30, saying she had to get a book out by January 2006. Now, her publisher has extended the publication date of her book... until October 2006. Did she or her publisher decide to extend the deadline, or... Keep reading >>>

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November 19, 2005

Al Franken to broadcast from Missoula Children's Theatre

In January, so you have time to buy your (minimum $50) tickets for the human rights fundraiser.... Keep reading >>>

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November 17, 2005

Al Franken promotes book to ignorant college students

Stuart Smalley recently visited two colleges in order to promote his book, and got highly complimentary write-ups in the school rags, no doubt from "journalism" students. However, in both cases the headlines appear to be unintentionally less-than-flattering. From Hahvahd comes "Franken Promotes Book", something which sounds vaguely similar to the previous entry. Hint: I was... Keep reading >>>

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November 16, 2005

Additional Al Franken joke noted; scandal spun

Stuart Smalley will be in Denver later today, doing his show live from KKZN AM-760 and signing his book at a bookstore. He also provides some of his trademarked side-splitting "humor": "The best way for us to start getting out is for the president to finally admit some mistakes... Just say,'OK, we kind of cherry-picked,... Keep reading >>>

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November 14, 2005

Al Franken in Cambridge on Tuesday Nov 15

And, no one except for the Boston Herald cares about his appearance at WKOX (WTF?) and WXKS. The link is a standard blurb about Franken's new book, complete with the news that he's still moving back to Minnesota, from whence he'll continue to consider running for Senate. It also contains the following absolutely nonsensical bit... Keep reading >>>

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November 09, 2005

Talkers Magazine: Rush Limbaugh beating Franken by only 12.5 million listeners

There's only a 12.5 million gap in listenership between Rush Limbaugh and Al Franken, Talkers Magazine reports in their "Fall 2005 estimates of the weekly cume ratings". Limbaugh gets at least 13.75 million weekly cumulative listeners, while Al Franken is hot on his heels at 1.25 million. Other Air America or "liberal" radio stalwarts are... Keep reading >>>

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Breaking: Al Franken still considering Senate run!

This story is hot off the presses: Air America's Al Franken is still considering running for the Senate three years from now, Reuters is now prepared to report. Reuters tells us that Franken is still moving back to Minneapolis, and is still continuing to move his lowly-rated show there. Now, for the bias: The heavily... Keep reading >>>

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November 08, 2005

"Pants on Fire: How Al Franken Lies, Smears And Deceives" Part 2

As previously discussed, the book "Pants on Fire: How Al Franken Lies, Smears And Deceives" enumerates just some of Stuart's various deceptive statements. And, in that post I said: order it through Amazon now before Soros-funded groups start trying to get it pulled Well, here comes the enemy! Namely, the George Soros-funded Media Matters... Keep reading >>>

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November 07, 2005

Al Franken serviced by Portland Tribune, St. Petersburg Times

I'm sorry for any unfortunate imagery the title might have engendered, but, well, that's just the way it is. Here's the Portland Tribune's fawning tribute, and here's the one from the Florida rag. Both share quotes and the news that Stuart is moving back to Minneapolis and that he's still - still! - considering a... Keep reading >>>

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November 03, 2005

Al Franken vs. Affirmative Action

Over the past fifteen years, what percentage of African-Americans would you expect Al Franken to have hired? Certainly no less than 20%, or at the very absolute lowest 10%, right? Try 1%. How many people total has he hired anyway? Those facts and more are reported in the Amazon best-seller "Do As I Say... Keep reading >>>

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October 31, 2005

Al Franken book reviewed in New York Times!

This site offers congratulations to Al Franken for getting his new book reviewed in the New York Times: "Step Aside, Talking Heads. It's Time for Bigger Fish." It's been at least a couple weeks since Air America or one of their talkers has been pimped spotlighted in that publication, and I was beginning to... Keep reading >>>

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October 29, 2005

Franken caught in anti - O'Reilly lie, smear

The Newsday article "Franken takes on O'Reilly" buries the lede. Namely, Al Franken tried to smear Bill O'Reilly and got caught in a lie. Sure, he has a book to sell and a radio show to promote, but Al Franken had more urgent reasons to bring his live broadcast to the Book Revue in Huntington... Keep reading >>>

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Al Franken is not a man; anti-Protestantism; Intelligent Design believer?

Interrogatories for Al Franken are here. Unfortunately, it's just a newspaper Q&A. However, it does contain this: "I did go to temple, [but] I was confirmed, not bar mitzvahed." I know what "Confirmation" means in Catholicism, but I don't know what it means in this context. Since he hasn't been bar mitzvahed, doesn't that... Keep reading >>>

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October 28, 2005

A new low for the Huffington Post?

Al Franken graces them with some of his "humor" regarding the "Flame" case. It's been five months since "Senator Al" (as he's called by a few commenters) posted there, yet there's no word in the post or even the comments on what's transpired in Al's life since then. You know, that minor matter with... Keep reading >>>

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Rush Limbaugh trouncing Al Fraken, Springer, Schultz

"Randi Sucks" draws our attention to this: According to the Arbitron Summer 2005 ratings survey for New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago, Mr. Rush Limbaugh beat liberal talkers in the ratings game. In New York, Mr. Limbaugh's Persons 12+ audience is more than three times larger than Mr. Franken's audience. Heard Monday through Friday on... Keep reading >>>

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October 24, 2005

Al Franken: The Truth (With Jokes)

Watch his promo video for this new book at the following link directly to the video file: WMV file. Alternatively, see "Air America: Al's quiet on the eastern front". For the best of both worlds, click the following picture then buy something else from them: If you haven't read the book, feel free to leave... Keep reading >>>

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Prepping Al Franken for "the question"

Here's Al's new daily affirmation: "I'm good enough, I'm smart enough, and gosh darnit if anyone asks me about the Air America scandal I'll bob and weave and make not-really-actionable charges and smears the best I can!" You can see that being put to use on his Letterman appearance. More on that here, here, and... Keep reading >>>

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October 13, 2005

Halloween Seattle-style: Al Franken to visit October 31

It's Trick, Treat, or... Scandal! as Al Franken visits KPTK AM1090 in Seattle on October 31st: 9am-Noon at Seattle Town Hall. Tickets are on sale now through Brown Paper Tickets. To purchase call 800-838-3006 or click here to buy them on the web. General admission tickets are $25. A portion of the proceeds benefits the... Keep reading >>>

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October 03, 2005

Al Franken to Mainers: no questions please

On Saturday, Al Franken spoke at the College Democrats state convention held at Bowdoin College in Maine. He uttered most of the expected things during his speech and in an interview afterwards. For instance, speaking of Our Leader, he says: "He blew it big time. He's incompetent and corrupt. And he's been that way from... Keep reading >>>

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September 30, 2005

Who should replace Katherine Lanpher?

As previously discussed, Lanpher is leaving the Al Franken Show. Please leave your list of possible replacements in the comments. I'll start: - Nanci Pelosi - Barbara Boxer - Bono - Barbra Streisand - Al Gore - Carrot Top - Arianna Huffington - Phyllis Schlafly - Kate Moss - Sean Penn - Ann Coulter -... Keep reading >>>

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Katherine Lanpher flees Al Franken Show

Katherine Lanpher is leaving the Al Franken Show as of October 7. The former columnist and NPR host will concentrate on writing a book for a new TW imprint: "When I met with the Time Warner people in July, I started telling stories... At the end of the meeting they asked me if I had... Keep reading >>>

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September 24, 2005

Stuart Saves Yale

As you may have heard, Al Franken gave a Dean's Lecture at Yale Law School. Yale is a major "Ivy League" university in the Northeastern U.S. The talk was sponsored by the "American Constitution Society" and Mr. Franken is described as a "master of many media". However, we don't know what he discussed because all... Keep reading >>>

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September 17, 2005

Al Franken prank turns nasty

"Anybody else hear Al Franken and the phone sex worker on his Friday show?" Thankfully I missed that, but: If you missed it, Al called a phone sex for hire that used the numbers of KATRINA. He wanted to ask if they would turn over their number to the government so people would be able... Keep reading >>>

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September 11, 2005

Air America pays back the Gloria Wise loan. Without interest.

The WashTimes editorial "Al Franken, explain this one" contains the news that on Thursday AAR "wired" the $825,000 it "borrowed" back to the Gloria Wise Boys and Girls Club. The editorial also provides a few more details on Al Franken's involvement, and whether he knew about loan well before he said he did (see "Did... Keep reading >>>

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September 07, 2005

Did Franken know about AAR scandal in November 2004?

The NY Sun has obtained a copy of the 61-page confidential agreement in which Air America Radio pledged to pay back the $875,000 to the Gloria Wise Boys & Girls Club. The agreement was signed in November 2004, and the signatories include: - Progress Media's Evan Cohen and Rex Sorensen (Progress was AAR's original owner)... Keep reading >>>

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September 05, 2005

Al Franken still not "liberal" enough

Apparently Al Franken - and ANSWER - are too right-wing for William Blum, whoever that is. In "Empire is Harmful to Your Health" he educates us: Al Franken, the humorist who's the leading host of Air America radio, would like you to believe that he's against the war, but he went to Iraq to entertain... Keep reading >>>

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August 18, 2005

Tough, tough questions for Al Franken

The Progressive magazine has a ground-breaking, hard-hitting interview with Stuart Smalley. It includes this newsworthy question and answer: Q: How is Air America doing? In the beginning, the press was all about how it had gotten off to a rough start, but now it seems to be doing better. Franken: Yeah, we shot ourselves in... Keep reading >>>

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August 05, 2005

It's say something nice about Al Franken Day!

Sure, negative comments about Stuart Smalley are as plentiful as stars in the sky. But, for a change of pace, I invite even his political foes to say something nice about him.... Keep reading >>>

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August 02, 2005

Al Franken responds to AAR scandal

According to the NY Sun ("Franken Unaware Of Ex-Colleague's Alleged Loans"), here's what Al is claiming: - he doesn't know whether AAR got any money from Gloria Wise... - he only learned the details of this in the last week... - Piquant conducted a forensic accounting (a common term even if the NY Sun has... Keep reading >>>

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July 21, 2005

Rush Limbaugh in Los Angeles: Triple Franken's audience

The latest in a long string of press releases from El Rushbo is "Rush Limbaugh Rules Los Angeles and Chicago", which includes: The Rush Limbaugh Show, heard Monday through Friday on KFI-AM in Los Angeles from 9 a.m. - noon scored, among Persons 12+, a 4.4 share with 100,100 listeners tuning in, on average, every... Keep reading >>>

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July 11, 2005

I expected fawning, but this is hyperfawning

No one expects much from celebrity reporters, and what little is expected is that they'll fawn all over their subjects. But, Ken Tucker takes it a mite too far in a behind-the-puff article entitled "Reporter's Notebook: Inside An Al Franken Interview". Either that, or BBRM managed to find someone who has absolutely no concept of... Keep reading >>>

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July 02, 2005

Al Franken beating robotic voice reading snippets

Terrific news for Air America and the Al Franken Show! Investors Business Daily reports that Al's show is the second most downloaded podcast from Apple's service, right behind iTunes' own show. Of course, they also report that right behind Al is "Inside Mac Radio", which is no doubt right up there with the Rush Limbaugh... Keep reading >>>

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June 28, 2005

Al Franken gives a big thumbs up to the world

The above picture is Al Franken after receiving the World Achievement Award For Breakthrough Radio from the New York Festival. Details here, which says, "Franken reportedly received a huge response from the international audience." As you can see above, Al returned the favor by giving the world a gesture that most non-Americans will interpret... Keep reading >>>

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June 27, 2005

Al Franken gets a big wet one from Al Guardian

Al-Guardian offers us "The truth about lies", all about Al Franken and Air America. It's a pretty standard fawning piece, quite similar to all the other fawning pieces that have appeared in U.S. papers. It mentions Franken wins "World Achievement Award for Breakthrough Radio", AAR's opposition to the Fairness Doctrine being revoked, his outsourcing of... Keep reading >>>

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June 24, 2005

Franken not liberal enough for Tom Hayden

The very fact that Tom Hayden has a political career is an embarassement to this nation, but I digress. The kind, Eurotrashy folks over at The Huffington Post have given him a soapbox, and he uses it to offer us "Al Franken, liberal hawk?" Is anyone else disappointed with Al Franken's daily defense of the... Keep reading >>>

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June 16, 2005

Stuart Saves the Senate

David Carr of the New York Times boards a plane to Minnesota and gives Al Franken and Air America some long-overdue MSM attention ("Comedian for Senator? Don't Laugh"). Don't worry, Dave, I'm not. This is indeed a welcome change from their usual corporate coverage. It's been, what, 12 hours since the last report on... Keep reading >>>

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June 15, 2005

Stuart Smalley, Talkers Magazine, Part 2

The reviews of Al Franken's appearance at the Talkers Magazine awards show continue to roll in. Les Kinsolving offers "The Frankenstinian filibuster". He describes Stuart's speech as "one of the most inexcusable displays of tasteless ingratitude in U.S. talk-radio history." And, the loony libs at News Hound offer "Bill O'Reilly Attacks Al Franken and... Keep reading >>>

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June 13, 2005

Franken wins "World Achievement Award for Breakthrough Radio"

It doesn't appear to be a scam like those Who's Who books that you need to spend money to get printed in, but I get the feeling the New York Festival awards aren't exactly something Franken is going to put at the top of his bio. From their press release: The special award will be... Keep reading >>>

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June 12, 2005

Talkers Magazine to Al Franken: get off the stage!

On Friday, Al Franken of Air America Radio appeared at a Talkers Magazine event where he received the Freedom of Speech Award. Now, #17 is informing us that the N.Y. Post (O. of P. #4) will be reporting on Monday that Al went a little over his limit. During his acceptance speech, Franken reportedly spent... Keep reading >>>

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June 08, 2005

David Brock on Al Franken Show open thread

David Brock of the Soros-funded Media Matters will be on the Franken show on Air America today at 2pm Eastern. That's 11am Pacific and rW2 in Alternate Universe #91. Consider this an open thread for that appearance or any other issue.... Keep reading >>>

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June 07, 2005

Al Franken returns to cable's Fern Channel

The Sundance Network - apparently a "liberal" cable network for those who derive inspiration from polluting Montana, Wyoming, and Colorado with their presence or wishing that they could - is narrowcasting The Al Franken Show tonight. There will be a new episode each night this month. Apparently the episodes are shot a day ahead during... Keep reading >>>

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June 06, 2005

Eric Hogue: Christine Kraft better than Al Franken

Hogue is a host on Sacramento's KTKZ. He describes: I was just contacted by a writer by the name of Sasher Abramson; he is writing a 'special feature' on Christine Kraft and Air America for the Sacramento News and Review... ...He obviously had no idea who I was, and was writing a glowing 'puff piece'... Keep reading >>>

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Al Franken for Senate: would he be worse than Norm Coleman?

Earlier I posted "Endorsement: Al Franken for Senator". That post was a joke. However, I recently noticed a year-old press release from Norm Coleman, and based on that I might actually consider supporting Stuart Al if he decides to run and make that an issue. For the details, see "Would Al Franken be any worse... Keep reading >>>

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June 03, 2005

Al Franken ratings beating Caribbean Chat on WLIB

National Review recently published "The Drudgery Report", which falsely claimed that Air America was getting lower ratings during the Al Franken Show on NYC's WLIB than they had gotten back when that station broadcast Caribbean music and news. Thankfully for truthseekers everywhere, Jaime Horn of Air America Radio was able to get a correction of... Keep reading >>>

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June 01, 2005

Al Franken and "liberal" racism

I didn't hear this myself, but according to this site the following is a "joke" from Stuart ("IGEADISE") and sidekick Katherine Lanpher ("KL"). I've put this in double-paraphrased script form: KL: "Bob Woodward says that some guy might be a dark horse in the race for president in 2008." IGEADISE: "JC Watts?" KL: "No, guess... Keep reading >>>

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May 25, 2005

Al Franken meets Bryan Buchan in Phoenix

On his recent trip through the hinterlands, Al Franken was lucky enough to meet Bryan Buchan during a live broadcast from Phoenix' KXXT 1010 AM. Buchan has pictures here. Warning: these pictures are very, very scary. While they're technically better than the previous set of pictures featured here (that time from rain-soaked Seattle), these pictures... Keep reading >>>

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May 20, 2005

Sources: Al Franken buys Minneapolis condo

Sources say Al Franken has bought a condo near downtown Minneapolis. Sources also say: ...Two factors -- the reach of the Air America network and the rest of the senatorial field -- will have a big effect on whether Franken jumps into the race. "Those are the other aspects of the calculus," he said. "It'll... Keep reading >>>

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May 19, 2005

Al Franken lied?

Say it ain't so, but Richard Bennett says it is so in "Al Franken's Tuesday lies". That's this last Tuesday; previous and future Tuesdays are left as an exercise. He also raises a good point. Perhaps the FEC should look into whether Al Franken appearing on Air America Radio constitutes a campaign contribution.... Keep reading >>>

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May 17, 2005

Shades of red reflecting in the blue tin foil

The Denver Post reports on Al Franken's conservative friend and on-air foil Mark Luther in "Shade of red on blue radio: Franken's foil is his friend".... Keep reading >>>

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Seattle still cleaning up after Franken visit

"RAH15" has some really bad photographs of Al Franken's visit to the Seattle Air America outlet KPTK 1090 AM. (The staff at BoreAmerica would like to stress that these are not actually really bad photographs. Rather, they are educational. Who knew that the back of someone's head looked like that when taken with a really... Keep reading >>>

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May 10, 2005

Al Franken visits KPTK in Seattle, jokes

As part of their attempt to challenge Urdu Chat and other more popular radio formats, Air America sends Al Franken and Jerry Springer to the hamlets throughout this great land as a way to pump up the faithful. Yesterday Stuart and Co. broadcast live from KPTK 1090 AM in Seattle, and three people who went... Keep reading >>>

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May 05, 2005

An hour of Robert Reich a day keeps the audience away

The mostly-fluff article "More stations are climbing aboard Air America" has a statement from Al Franken that is probably the most hilarious thing he's ever said. Not that there's much competition for that, but this statement is truly a competitor for Funniest Joke of All Time. You can probably already figure it out, but here... Keep reading >>>

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May 03, 2005

Al Franken wows them in Austin!

A few weeks ago, "Kazim" paid a visit to a live broadcast of the Stuart Smalley Show in Austin, TX. Kazim started lining up for the broadcast at 8AM. By 10AM the theater was only 2/3 full. Apparently (this is just my supposition here) this was caused by the VRWC bosses making sure that their... Keep reading >>>

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April 28, 2005

Endorsement: Al Franken for Senator

Since I don't live in Minnesota or have an overwhelming interest in the state, I strongly endorse Al Franken in his apparent upcoming bid to replace Norm Coleman as Senator from Minnesota. Plus, it would be entertaining to watch him represent liberalism while perhaps trying to put his fellow Senators in headlocks in the Senate... Keep reading >>>

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April 24, 2005

Memphis paper cares what Franken thinks

Stuart Smalley recently sat down for a chat with the editorial board of Memphis' Commercial Appeal newspaper. Apparently they had nothing better to do that day. Here's a snippet of Al Franken's wisdom: Q: You're trying to preach, "Let's be united," (but) your mode of operation seems to be divisiveness. Obviously it's satire. But there's... Keep reading >>>

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February 20, 2005

"Franken Explodes in SwiftVet Fueled Rage on Michael Medved Show"

From this: Al Franken reprised his role in "Trading Places" and went ape today on the Michael Medved show when he arrived at Michael's table on radio row for a brief appearance to find John O'Neill of SwiftVets fame sitting next to Medved prepared for a "debate" with Franken. A crowd quickly gathered hoping for... Keep reading >>>

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February 10, 2005

Minnesota possibly safe for a few years

"Franken not running for Dayton's Senate seat": WASHINGTON - After speculation that Al Franken would run for the Senate seat Mark Dayton is leaving open, the comedian says he is not going to be a candidate. The announcement was made just before 2 p.m. in Washington D.C. during Franken's national radio program Air America. Franken... Keep reading >>>

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January 29, 2005

Stuart sobs

Apparently there's a video of Stuart sobbing about something linked from here.... Keep reading >>>

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January 21, 2005

Stuart for Senate!

From the oddly titled "Liberals retreat to alternative ball": There were no cowboy hats, no cowboy boots. The only fur coat on the rack was a fake one. While 50,000 revelers celebrated Thursday night at nine official balls across the city, a couple hundred people chose the company of fellow liberals at an "Alternative Inaugural... Keep reading >>>

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August 31, 2004

"FRANKEN FURY AT REPUBLICAN CONVENTION; SHOUTED DOWN CONSERVATIVE TALKRADIO PRODUCER"

Breaking hard on Drudge... Breaking... Must credit BoreAmerica...... Keep reading >>>

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August 03, 2004

Stuart's "migraine medication"

From one of Wonkette's sources: Al Franken was the "keynote" speaker at Patrick Kennedy's wrap-up party at Avalon. He had quite obviously had alot to drink - he was visibly swaying on stage, and slurred every word. [He claims he took some "migraine medicine." Funny, we have the exact same prescription!] The crowd was horrified... Keep reading >>>

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July 12, 2004

Stuart Smalley: "not all show biz is liberal"

Stuart attempts to downplay the So-Called Liberal Show Business in "Franken gives voice to liberals' dissatisfaction": "You hear a lot about Hollywood liberals. The names are pretty high profile. But there is a lot less of that than you might think," Franken said. "And I don't think it's as though all of show business is... Keep reading >>>

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May 19, 2004

What's the difference between Harry Shearer and Stuart Smalley?

From this Harry Shearer interview: I ask, "What's the difference between you and Al Franken?" "Al is, of course, literally a Democratic court jester. He clearly wears his endorsements where his wit should be. I'm a satirist. My job is to make fun of all of them. People who supposedly practice the art of satire... Keep reading >>>

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May 04, 2004

"Franken asks a Clinton for advice on Senate run"

AP reports on America's Favorite Funnyman: As Al Franken considers challenging Sen. Norm Coleman, R-Minn., for re-election in 2008, the comedian and liberal radio host is looking to his hometown senator for advice: Hillary Rodham Clinton. "I asked Hillary, 'Can you give me some suggestions about running for Senate in a state you haven't lived... Keep reading >>>

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May 02, 2004

Senator Smalley? That's a joke, right?

From 'It's No Joke! Franken Eyes Senate Run': Comedian and liberal talk show host Al Franken puts the odds of a 2008 bid for the U.S. Senate at better than even... Although he's not a candidate yet, Franken is already taking shots at [Republican Sen. Norm Coleman of Minnesota], calling him a "shill" for the... Keep reading >>>

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April 27, 2004

"Al Franken Is a Big Fat Radio Host"

From a Rolling Stone article on AA's first week, here's the first paragraph: There's The O'Franken Factor on Air America, a little island, an outpost, a brand-new infidel in the empire of conservative wrath and rant radio, the solitary liberal midday talk show in America, with Al Franken, the comedian and writer, in command. Around... Keep reading >>>

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