From the Frozen Tundra

I’m in St. Paul at the moment where is a balmy 5 below zero with a wind chill on minus 14; It’s not weather. It’s an emergency condition and I keep wondering why FEMA hasn’t shown up to get these people out.

CityVibes is the Twin Cities version of OC Weekly (no “Ask a Mexican” though; not even an “Ask a Canadian”); they have a fun piece on Rep. Michelle Bachman, who OC’s own Hugh Hewitt shilled for in 2006 (there’s your OC connection). The paper refers to Bachman as a “notorious department store mannequin turned GOP she-bot” and took the Congresswoman to task for her statements in a press conference promoting the GOP “Middle Class Protection Act” which is outstounding for two reasons: 1. It cuts corporate taxes by as much as 35 percent and, 2. The GOP somehow acknowledges that there’s a Middle Class! I’m astonished.

Bachman said, “I am so proud to be from the state of Minnesota. We’re the workingest state in the country and the reason why we are, we have more people that are working longer hours, we have people that are working two jobs.”

Writer Matt Snyders said it best: “When you’re trying to justify obscene tax breaks to your campaign benefactors, its a bit condescending to congratulate us for being forced to work longer hours. Are you insane? Wait. Don’t answer that.”

Bachman, you will recall, is the Congresswoman who smooched President Bush after last year’s SOTU speech and held on to his arm so long that the Secret Service considered using a Taser to separate her from the President.

  5 comments for “From the Frozen Tundra

  1. Jason
    January 24, 2008 at 11:45 pm

    Hello Dan,

    I have read your article and there are a lot of mistakes. In the beginning, it should say, “It’s an emergency condition”. Not “a” emergency. How can I take you seriously when you fail so much? You liberals and your mistakes. Also, in the second paragraph, you state: “Middle Class Protection Act” which is outstounding for two,” there should be a comma after “which”. I am appalled at these mistakes.

    Never the less, you do make some valid points, despite the fact that you have to go through your so called “writing” to find it. Keep working, maybe one day you can write real, actually important articles for a newspaper instead of writing them for your mom from her basement.

    Good luck,


    Romney 08.

  2. Dan Chmielewski
    January 25, 2008 at 5:23 am

    Jason — I fixed the missing “n” and caught an errant “J” but the rest of the punctuation comes straight from the article. Take it up with them.

  3. January 25, 2008 at 10:06 am

    Jason, you aren’t even correct in the correction you’re making. The original writer of the article should have put a comma BEFORE “which,” not AFTER.

    Glass houses, dearie.

  4. Dan Chmielewski
    January 25, 2008 at 4:43 pm

    Hey Jason — send Romney a copy of the lyrics to “America The Beautiful.” He botched the lyrics a couple of months ago at an event….

  5. Alissa
    January 27, 2008 at 10:16 pm

    I may not agree with jason but I do agree on Romney ftw. Romney did not do that and how could be so mean to a man who saves bushbabies for a living. I mean Romney saves them from cannibal bushbabies all the time. I just don’t understand why you are so mean and greedy for cheese.
    Please tell my why you are so mean to him.

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