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Name Rep. Michele Bachmann’s re-education camps

Thanks to MinnPost’s followers on Twitter, we’re able to offer the president a number of names and slogans for what Rep. Michele Bachmann calls his “re-education camps for young people.”

Note: This contest has ended. The winner is listed below.

Following the passage last week of the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act, which expands AmeriCorps, Rep. Michele Bachmann shared her concerns with the listeners of KTLK about the bill. “I believe that there is a very strong chance that we will see that young people will be put into mandatory service,” Bachmann stated, “And the real concerns is that there are provisions for what I would call re-education camps for young people, where young people have to go and get trained in a philosophy that the government puts forward and then they have to go to work in some of these politically-correct forums.”

Our charge to the followers of MinnPost on Twitter is, come up with a name and slogan (in 140 characters or less) for one of these “re-education camps” that has given Rep. Bachmann pause. Make sure your answers include “#mp140” so we can track the responses. This contest ends Friday at 5 p.m. Join Twitter and join in the fun.

Final update

Thanks to MinnPost’s followers on Twitter, we’re able to offer the president a number of names and slogans for what Rep. Michele Bachmann calls his “re-education camps for young people.” Thanks to all who tweeted their responses. Look for the next #mp140 question at Twitter.com/MinnPost later this week!

The best of the best:

MHMorgan We are here, we are queer and soon you will be too. #mp140

Honorable (?) mentions:

jayweiner contest entry: Bed, Bath and Barack. Wouldn’t you go to a camp so branded? #mp140

DanLWhelan Name: “US Public School System” Slogan: “Yep, we do the same stuff here.” #mp140

NickColeman How about: Kill Your Parents Camp and Gay Rodeo #mp140

iamdez #mp140 Re-education, for those left behind.

JABCAB Paul Wellstone School of Big Government. Major’s include Socialism, Global Warming, Peace. Seminars include Decline of the Rich

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Update: A selection of responses from Friday morning:

JABCAB Paul Wellstone School of Big Government. Major’s include Socialism, Global Warming, Peace. Seminars include Decline of the Rich

MrBoules We mindless drones, enslaved by gov’t propaganda in its camps: Free Us, Oh Bachmann, with the Mighty Sword of your mind! #mp140

OBX_fever #mp140 I suggest calling the camps “Public Education – Putting the Mind in Mind-boggling”

iamdez #mp140 Re-education, for those left behind.

NickColeman How about: Kill Your Parents Camp and Gay Rodeo #mp140

justacoolcat Volunfear Corps “No good deed goes unpunished” #mp140

julieblaha Hey kids – visit Camp Lefty! Swimming, s’mores, …and Socialism! (2 miles west of Liberal Town, on scenic Lake Brainwash). #mp140

OleOlafLefse #mp140 “Bachmann’s Repotting Plant”

suziekidnap #mp140 She should name it Camp Mandate.


Update: A selection of responses from Thursday afternoon:

jayweiner contest entry: Bed, Bath and Barack. Wouldn’t you go to a camp so branded? #mp140

MHMorgan We are here, we are queer and soon you will be too. #mp140

justplainbob I would suggest “Camp Wellstone,” but that’s taken. The Barry Patch? Camp O, My God? #MP140

DanLWhelan Name: “US Public School System” Slogan: “Yep, we do the same stuff here.” #mp140

timothyroman Dead Tour 2009: Re-educate your mind right off your face…(this is where the dancing bears go on the bumper sticker) #mp140 #fumb

wjcygan #mp140 Call the camps “KnowWhere” – slogan: “You know you ought to know how to know!”