Bachmann wins Iowa straw poll (H/T – Helga & Hos)

It takes a special talent to pull off the straw poll. I heard she takes advice from her husband.


#1 rufusx on 08.13.11 at 9:58 pm

That is one big straw pole right there.

#2 John2 on 08.13.11 at 10:06 pm

Lisa Ann has job security for the next year!

#3 l3wis on 08.13.11 at 10:46 pm

And I thot I was the only one who knew about ‘Who’s Naylin’ Paylin’

#4 Paladine on 08.13.11 at 11:27 pm

Do your minds run any place except the gutter?

#5 l3wis on 08.14.11 at 12:12 am

Sure. I like to think about food a lot. And that corndog looks mighty tasty. Best way to eat a corndog. Mustard only.

#6 l3wis on 08.14.11 at 12:20 am

And I would like to comment. It cracks me up when people comment on here and complain about me, when

1) They continue to come back and read the site, even though certain language ‘offends them’.

and 2) Politicians in DC, Pierre and even in SF do much worse things, but it is okay because they go to church.

My advice? I’m not an elected official, just Joe 1st Amendment. If you don’t like the stuff I say, go read Doug Lund’s blog about Kuchen. You should be more concerned about what our public officials do, not what I do.

SOAPBOX TIME: I have dedicated this site to informing the public, and giving them an avenue to laugh at politics. I have received a couple of hundred of dollars for my hours of research over the years. Love me, or hate me, I do it for you. Our country is in the tubes because people refuse to listen to truth, or ignore it.

#7 Helga on 08.14.11 at 2:47 am

One has to wonder what was she thinking? Do you really think her campaign manager Ed Rollins said don’t get the funnel cake the corn dog will make for a better picture??

#8 Poly43 on 08.14.11 at 5:58 am

#9 Poly43 on 08.14.11 at 6:22 am

Judging by the look on her husbands face in the top picture, I’d say he suffers a bit from corndog envy.

#10 John2 on 08.14.11 at 7:08 am

Chains AND a corndog . . . this could get kinky.

#11 Alice15 on 08.14.11 at 12:13 pm

By the looks of her, she ate one bite to make it look like she “fits in” at the fair, or she purges. Regardless – funny stuff. As far as people being judgemental of this page, lighten up. People run for public office and “choose” to put themselves AND their families in the limelight. I have been asked many times to run for a public office, but I also have 2 kids and a husband to think about. The public world is cruel and sometimes I wish it wasn’t because we might actually see people run for office that are actually intelligent and humble enough to be there. Until then – you and your views are fair game. You choose to stick a corndog in your mouth with your high maintenance face and your husband watching enviously, there are going to be comments.

#12 Paladin on 08.14.11 at 7:52 pm

I3wis: Quoting you “Sure. I like to think about food a lot. And that corndog looks mighty tasty. Best way to eat a corndog. Mustard only.” Additionally you went on to comment.

Actually, the reason I come to your site is to hopefully find some content which lends itself to critical thinking. Needless to say, I have been disappointed each time I have visited because most of your comments are especially devoid of any critical thinking but isn’t that to be expected with your inability to think critically?

I know that you miss me when I do not comment but for a dumba__, whether I comment or not still leaves you being a dumba__. Fortunately, a blog permits you to express yourself, although poorly, under the guise of free speech. Lends true meaning to “you get what you pay for”.

#13 Tim Benson on 08.14.11 at 8:02 pm

No wonder Michele won in Iowa…that’s where the corn dogs grow…uh, maybe it’s “that’s where the tall corn grows.”

#14 Joan on 08.14.11 at 8:20 pm

I just read poly’s reference to the dailybeast and have to agree with the writer about the definition of submission and then of respect. I was going to post the definitions of the two words, but all people have to do is go to that link.

#15 Poly43 on 08.14.11 at 9:15 pm

Gee Mr Paladin, are you really a hired gun?
How about a knight without armor in a savage land? Whenever I see your tagline, I think of Richard Boone and his comedy show. LMFAO. The only thing funnier right now is bachmann is the best you got. That’s how far the grand party has descended. Again…LMFAO

#16 l3wis on 08.14.11 at 9:29 pm

Paladin – Critical thinking and Bachmann do not go hand in hand, so the only choice we have is to laugh at her deep-throating a corndog. Give me one attribute Michele has that would make her qualified to be president? Just one, that’s all I am asking for.

#17 Scott on 08.14.11 at 11:19 pm

So paladin thinks he’s missed when he doesn’t comment?

#18 anominous on 08.14.11 at 11:40 pm

Look at the dude at the bottom corner of the second picture! There’s your critical thinking right there!

#19 Detroit Lewis on 08.15.11 at 4:59 am

Yeah, looks like he is having critical thots.

#20 Detroit Lewis on 08.15.11 at 5:02 am

I also find it funny that I am accused of having my mind in the gutter (tell me something that I don’t already know) yet the only two people who sent me these photos are middle-aged women. I’m such a pig.

#21 Poly43 on 08.15.11 at 6:05 am

What is Michelle Bachmann?

Embodied right here in this article by John Dean.

Is this what the Republican party has truly become? I don’t think so. This is the fringe right that will wilt with time.

#22 Costner on 08.15.11 at 9:33 am

I’ll say this much… you probably wouldn’t see these types of pictures if she wasn’t a woman. There seems to be a double standard for women politicians (regardless of party affiliation).

I don’t care for Bachmann if for no other reason than she makes Sarah Palin look intelligent, but it seems for whatever reason people like her. My question has to be whether people like her because she is entertaining/polarizing, or do they really like her because they feel she will be an honest challenge to Obama?

Politically speaking, this woman is a trainwreck. I would love to be able to support an honest conservative candidate and I sincerely doubt I’ll be able to support Obama for a second term… but if Bachmann is the best the GOP has to offer I really hope someone comes in as a third party candidate so I have a reason to vote.

I’m a little tired of this “vote for the lesser of two evils” crap every four years, so unless the GOP can put up someone worthy I might just have to skip it in 2012.

#23 l3wis on 08.15.11 at 11:33 am

Costner – I’m with you on that one. I almost didn’t vote for a president in the last election. But it was obvious Obama was the lesser of two evils, even though I think Hillary would have rocked the house. There will be some slick old guy emerge in the the GOP race come next spring, you just wait and see. No way the GOP would nominate a women or a minority, it’s not in their blood.

#24 anooner on 08.15.11 at 12:47 pm

Ah yes, the dog days of summer.

#25 Alice15 on 08.15.11 at 2:02 pm

The reason people are following Michelle Bachman is because she is offering what some people would say (not me) – leadership. David Gergen wrote an excellent piece last week on entitled 5 ways Obama could show leadership and it is right on. It is not an Obama-bashing piece. The first item talks about quit campaigning and start leading. This country is starving for leadership and the best way Obama could earn another four years is show people you can lead us in the right direction out of this mess. Going to fundraisers at $1000 a head doesn’t do anything for anyone.

#26 concerned liberal on 08.15.11 at 6:17 pm

I think she found her “calling.”

#27 EggBert on 08.15.11 at 9:03 pm

Dear fellow corn-dogger bloggers:

Regarding our newly Presidentially crowned – and might I say, sexy as Hades – Republican candidate, Misshell Cockman, my EggBert family and I recently attended the Regional Minnehaha National County State Fair with our Nugent Neighbors’ visiting relative (Thee Nugg). Well, we doggone-tootin’ spent our most of our Fair time doing what Granny Gumption’s ex-boyfriend – &%#UCK OWN’THIS – used to genuinely and melodically sing in the late 1890’s while courtin’ Granny’s ZUSTY (zesty and dusty) beaver tail:

Where, where, are you tonight?
Why did you leave me here all alone?
I searched the world over,
And thought I found true corn-dog.
You met another and
Phht! you were gone.


EggBert, Neighbor Nugents and Thee Nugg, and Granny’s still-studly stalker, &@*UCK OWN’THIS!!!

#28 Joan on 08.16.11 at 9:55 pm

She has a tendency to speak without thinking. Earlier this summer she was confused about John Wayne’s hometown in Iowa. In a speech in Iowa she wished Elvis “Happy Birthday” and his birthday is January 8. Today was the anniversary of the day he died. Later she corrected herself and said something like but he is still alive in our hearts. I wonder what else she will be confused on while she is still a candidate.

#29 l3wis on 08.17.11 at 12:40 am

#30 Joan on 08.17.11 at 10:51 pm

What was really funny when my daughter and I saw her on the news, even my adult developmentally disabled daughter, knew Bachman was wrong, and my daughter is more of a Garth fan.