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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Corpse flower blooms again.

Read of the stench.

You remember, right?

The Horror.

Image from thinkprogress.com, here. Past coverage, here.

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There's a story here, (an opensecrets.org item), top "vendor" listings - the Treasury twice; Minnesota Dept. of Revenue. That's the 2016 election cycle, while for the 2014 cycle, online here, notable top "vendor" accolades to Holland and Knight ("... noted among 'Ones to Watch'") at eighty grand, the Treasury again, and "Cardinals Fec Compliance Services" Michele PAC ringing that bell at fourteen grand AND Bachman for Congress also ringing in at forty-two grand, 2013 expenditures, i.e., after 2012's shenanigans (aka Bachmann 2012; THE HORROR!).

That Strib report, mid-item, mentioned that in a 45min speaking stretch Bachmann opined:

“That’s what I see in Minnesota — too many people who are afraid of being called ‘racist,’ ‘bigots,’ ‘Islamophobe,’ ” Bachmann said. “I’m not afraid of it.”

[...] “In Minnesota, we have been marinated in political correctness so long we dare not even allow ourselves to think about cultural questions,” she continued.

For someone saying she's not afraid of much, the lady sure lawyered up heavily, and that's from spending fact and not from any "she said" stuff.

Lawyering up must be over one of those other "cultural questions" that do ring into a Bachmannian fear loop. Something substantial, beyond word usage.

Something aside from bigotry, Islamaphobia, or related words being of no threat to her, as she says. So, what is the lawyering up worry? Bigger than being viewed as a bigot; something with teeth to bite? Sticks and stones?

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Well, tune time, and since it clearly has little to nothing to do with Michele Bachmann, clearly, it could be a separate post. But it's not.

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