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Things That Are Making Minnesota Look Bad (and Also Making My Head Explode)

Chris Baker’s Trifecta of Ridiculousness

  1. On Tuesday this week Chris Baker of conservative talk radio station KTLK calls Barack Obama a “little bitch.”
  2. On Wednesday of this week Chris Baker promotes a video of a pastor who calls Barack Obama’s mother “trash.”
  3. Also on Wednesday of this week Chris Baker’s co-host Langdon Perry says Magic Johnson faked having AIDS, and Chris Baker agrees.

This woman in Lakeville today. From The Uptake:

Gayle Quinnel, a John McCain supporter says at a McCain Rally that “Obama is an Arab”. She is quickly corrected by John McCain who takes away her microphone.

Quinnel of Shakopee says she obtained the information on Obama being an Arab at “her local library” and from a pamphlet obtained at a local McCain campaign office (provided by a fellow volunteer not the campaign itself).

She has taken it upon herself to redistribute the information as widely as possible by making copies of the pamphlet and sending it to random names in the phone book.

I love how John McCain, refuting her statement, says that Barack Obama is “a decent family man, a citizen” as if Arabic people are not. Hello, fearmongering!

My antidote to that little old lady from Shakopee is this little old lady from Texas.

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Basketball, lesbians, idiots, and goat ropers. And a ticket giveaway!

Canis Hoopus Timberwolves writer Stop-n-Pop has a response to that KTLK guy’s lesbian/WNBA bashing comments** that is actually funny and smart.

The sad thing about this entire story is that some local news outlet will ask the Lynx to comment on this idiot’s take on something he doesn’t appear to know anything about. I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised; it looks like he makes his entire living by making stupid comments about things he doesn’t appear to know anything about.

Here’s my suggestion as to how to handle this situation: everyone should take the time to visit Chris Baker’s KTLK web page. Download one of his podcasts, pop it in your car, and drive on down to the Target Center to catch a Lynx game. It will take all of about 2 minutes in the 1st quarter for you to realize which entertainment option is actually worth your while.

… It’s a tough choice, I know. World class athletes playing a game of precision skill and agility or social commentary that you can find at the end of a bar in your local pub or on the rear bumper of a rusty old 57 GMC pick up truck with a gun rack.

There’s more to it. And visual aids. But you get the gist. (via locally-born awesome-tastic WNBA resource Women’s Hoops Blog)

If you’re still not sure and need help making your decision, I’ve got a pair of tickets for Friday night’s Lynx game vs San Antonio. These are my regular season tickets in Section 111, Row K; we’ve got a seat upgrade for the night and will be down in front (a season ticket holder perk). First person to email me at elmauter AT gmail DOT com gets ’em. UPDATE: Tickets are spoken for. Thanks for playing.

We just beat them in San Antonio on Sunday. They’re the top team in the Western Conference and have only lost twice on their home floor, so for us to beat them by 14 was huge.

Other good reasons to go to a Lynx game:

**That KSTP article is a week old and still has an error in it.

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