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MN Blog Cabin Roundup: Best blogs of the week

Rick Perry, Antichrist from Mr. Dilettante’s Neighborhood

“There’s some hilarious stuff that’s been posted about Rick Perry since he entered the presidential race. The most interesting thing I’ve learned is that George W. Bush isn’t really Chimpy McHitlerburton after all, but that Rick Perry is actually Chimpy McHitlerburton on steroids and is going to kill people with his bare hands or something like that.”

I just thought that Rick Perry was that Twilight kid’s dad or something. I was wrong. I heard yesterday he is was Jeb Bush’s fraternal twin. That Bush family’s on a roll. Keep an eye out for them. Up and coming.

C'Mon. Really. I heard that's his dad.
C’Mon. Really. I heard that’s his dad.

Bachmann’s Overdrive

“The experience that has served Bachmann well isn’t in governance, but in dealing with the media gatekeepers. Whatever you think about her politics, there is no disputing that she has become very good at dealing with the MSM.”

I definitely like what she’s been doing lately with the mainstream media. If I had an entourage, I would have them rough journalists up too. I just hope the physicality continues. The presidential race should really be a year-long American Gladiators-type contest, the culmination of which would be that game with the gun that shoots tennis balls. Perhaps more Americans would be interested in voting if we made a reality gameshow out of it.

Mid-August Updates from The Deets – Ed Kohler’s Blog

Things have been a little slow around here. What gives? Here’s are a few distractions.

“3. Vicodin is an excellent pain and productivity killer.”

I think you may have found their next ad campaign…

More Laundry Tales from OLD AND IN THE WAY

“I have some great news to share, I have learned how to do laundry. I’ve learned how to operate the Washer unit and the dryer successfully, and I’ve learned that my daughter is pretty good at folding clothes and likes to play outside with her friends. A useful skill and a weakness to exploit, clothes are done.

Yeah me.”

Hats off to you, sir.

Buffalo plaid and barn swallows at an elegant wedding reception from Minnesota Prairie Roots

  • Barn swallows are a protected species and will poop on you whether they are in a Redwood County barn or outside a fancy Ham Lake banquet room.
  • Orchids are edible.

I learned two things today. Thanks, Audrey.

The best of the rest: MN Blogs from the past week:

Shelter Report: The Uses of Invisibility. from Across the Great Divide

Today, “G” was going around with a runny nose and leaving behind a slipstream of disruption. He’s three, at the young end of our preschool class, and developmentally delayed. That means he has trouble following directions and focusing for long. In the classroom where he is the smallest of 17 kids, G takes up a disproportionate amount of space and attention.

“The Help” doesn’t help white people from Upside My Head (Pay Attention Now)

I could see and understand that the movie was a sugarcoated, whitewashed version of what really happened during Jim Crow, but it didn’t send me into a fury. It didn’t go far enough, but it wasn’t that bad, through my lens. I was disappointed I didn’t hate it.

People’s Voice from Barataria – The work of Erik Hare

What makes a successful blog?  As a place where reader and writer come together and a connection sparks, interaction between people generally defines success for a blog.  When a stable community forms there’s definitely blogging gold.

Georgia chopsticks factory conjures failed Range expermient from MinnesotaBrown

I recently learned about this Georgia factory making chopsticks and exporting them to China. This NPR story points out the contrast of the phenomenon, an American company sending chopsticks to China while we fail to produce so many of our own goods, including electronic devices we ourselves invented.

Michele Bachmann’s Missing Mediation Business from Ripple In Stillwater

Since Michele Bachmann announced her candidacy for president, national and international media have been rummaging through the Dumpster of her life for whatever details about her past they can uncover among the refuse.

Minnesota JCRC Condemns Deadly Eilat Terror Attacks from TC Jewfolk

Our local Jewish Community Relations Council speaks out about today’s terror attacks in the South of Israel.

You call the $50,000 shot from Minnesota Prairie Roots

If you win $50,000 while assuming the identity of someone else, you should expect fall-out from your actions.

Boycotting campaign spending from Wide White

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz is calling on all Americans to suspend campaign donations to the president and anyone in Congress until a long-term deficit reduction plan is in place.

Stoners Are Not To Be Trusted from Duets Blog

It’s not every day that a fine news publication like The Onion dips its toes into trademark pool. Given this, I was pleasantly surprised to see this parody about troubling competition to Yellowstone National Park.

To recycle or not to recycle? from Wide White

Minneapolis just announced that for the next year it will test single-sort recycling in a couple of neighborhoods. I was surprised to learn that the city wasn’t already doing this. In fact, it’s the only city in Hennepin County that makes its residents sort its recyclables.

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