Thursday, January 24, 2008

Minnesotans button top button

This morning it was 12 below in the Twin Cities. BRRR! Time to button that top button. To see what happens when it gets warmer or colder, check out The Annotated Thermometer.

Speaking of Minnesota, here is something interesting that Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R-Minn) had to say recently:
"I am so proud to be from the state of Minnesota. We're the workingest (sic) 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."

Wow, Ms. Bachmann, kudos! First, for inventing a word; and second, for understanding what you should be proud of. People working more, working longer, two and three dead-end jobs, earning less money- isn't that what your pro-family values are all about? Making sure people spend less time with their family because they're "workinger" to make ends meet?

Lest we forget, Ms. B herself works a 3 day week, gets 4 months paid vacation, and makes about $169,300 a year. And no, she doesn't work the late shift flipping burgers at a fast-food place.


Anonymous said...

Frankly, Ms. Bachmann, I'm not so sure I want to be so workingest.

But part of me longs to have been eligible to vote in your district, just for the privilege of voting against you.

Debra said...

Thanks for that gem! The Annotated Thermometer is priceless-- and Michelle Bachmann certainly isn't.

Do you think she came up with 'workingest' on her own-- or was she able to squeeze a little time in with GW?

Deepa said...

Yes, indeed, I wonder what the people who voted for her are thinking now. Or maybe they're too busy working to think. :(

Too much kissy-poo with W is clearly resulting in MB's mouth not communicating with her brain!

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renee said...

There's a documentarian looking for people to interview who have interesting opinions about Michelle Bachmann - I think this is definitely fodder for that film.