Tag: Michele Bachmann

  • Caucus Is an Irresistible Crash Course in Why Republicans Lose National Elections

    Despite the presence of some Occupy agitators, nobody shouts “This is what democracy looks like!” in the irresistible politicians-meet-the-people documentary Caucus, probably because to do so would be to risk inviting despair. AJ Schnack’s film follows one of the great humiliations of American life: the slow, soiling ritual of presidential hopefuls pressing the flesh in […]

  • Mitt Romney’s Under-Utilized Secret Weapon: Donald Trump (According To Donald Trump)

    Pardon our redundancy, but the sun came up today, which, of course, means one thing: America’s stingiest billionaire made an ass of himself on Twitter. On Wednesday, we started a petition to get Donald Trump kicked off the Internet, and we did so as a favor to him — to keep things like this from […]

  • Newt Gingrich Defends Michele Bachmann’s Terrorist Witch-Hunt Into Huma Abedin

    Call us crazy (read: rational), but we’re gonna go ahead and assume that Hillary Clinton aide/wife of former Congressman Anthony Weiner, Huma Abedin, isn’t a Muslim Brotherhood operative who’s infiltrated the highest levels of government — including marrying a once-powerful New York congressman — in a plot to turn America into an Islamic stronghold. As […]

  • Tea Party Nut Wants To Recall John McCain Because He Doesn’t Think Huma Abedin Is A Terrorist

    As you may have heard, failed GOP presidential candidate/Minnesota Congresswoman/fagala-phobic madwoman Michele Bachmann has launched a McCarthy-esque witch hunt into several Muslim employees of the federal government whom she decided could potentially be working as spies for Islamist terrorist groups. One of the targets of Bachmann’s bat-shittery is Huma Abedin — a longtime aide to […]

  • Fishbone

    Last year, for the first time in about two decades, funk-punk-ska fusionists Fishbone returned to the headlines, with the Roots’ Questlove choosing their song “Lyin’ Ass Bitch” as the intro music for then-GOP candidate Michele Bachmann’s Late Night With Jimmy Fallon appearance. The heat fell on Questlove, but the positive side to the story is […]

  • Dominique Ansel Bakery Expands Its Offerings — Merci!

    No, this probably won’t help your newly minted New Year’s resolutions — if you haven’t broken them already. However, our resolution was not to hold back juicy food-world gossip, so we’re obliged to share with you this scoop. Don’t shoot the messenger. Soho bakery Dominique Ansel has only been open a few months, but already […]

  • ?uestlove

    NBC’s least-favorite band leader, the Roots’ drummer and DJ ?uestlove, who turns 41 this month, became one of 2011’s most notable rabble-rousers when he picked Fishbone’s “Lyin’ Ass Bitch” as the walk-out music for Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann when she appeared on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. Tonight, he DJs S.O.B.’s fifth annual holiday party, […]

  • Michele Bachmann’s Bright Idea

    Not long ago, Dan Perkins was in his New Haven home when his wife told him that she’d broken a lightbulb. She’d been cleaning in the attic bedroom of their seven-year-old son when she knocked over a lamp. The bulb, one of those twisty compact fluorescents, shattered onto the carpet next to their son’s bed. […]