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Michele Bachmann’s Latest Gaffe

Filed under: Celebrities,Crazy News,Idiots,Perverts,Politics — Tags: , , , , , , , — Positronic Dave @ 11:34 pm June 27, 2011

I was reading an article in the New York Times today, about the newly-declared Presidential candidacy of Michelle Bachman, when I came to the ending paragraphs. This is priceless…

Mrs. Bachmann, who rose to prominence with her evocative quips and spirited presence in television interviews and appearances at Tea Party rallies last year, has also experienced a string of gaffes. She added a new one to the list during her visit back to Waterloo, a city that she left in 1968.

She spoke adoringly of her town, recalling the Dairy Queen, her house on East Ninth Street and the Wonder Bread Factory, where her mother picked up ingredients for her favorite mayonnaise and lettuce sandwiches. But as she stood in her old neighborhood, she misstated a piece of Iowa lore as she explained the important role that Waterloo had in shaping her character.“

John Wayne was from Waterloo, Iowa,” Mrs. Bachmann told Fox News’ Carl Cameron in an interview. “That’s the kind of spirit that I have, too.

”The actor was actually born in Winterset, Iowa, which is about 150 miles southwest of Waterloo. It was John Wayne Gacy, known as the killer clown who raped and murdered 33 teen-age boys in the 1970s, who had lived in Waterloo.

Maybe she WAS referring to the John Wayne who lived in her town… Yikes!

The Swimmer

Filed under: Crazy News — Tags: , , , , — Positronic Dave @ 7:26 pm May 15, 2010

The Swimmer“… This is why reading my Hi-Tech/Mystical-Engined Trendsbloogervision machine pisses me off. Especially when you figure that the clues given are “burt lancaster/kirk douglas/michael douglas/john wayne/oliver stone.” Oh wait- are these REM lyrics?

Here’s one clue from the Charlotte Observer: “You may have missed this bulletin, but the technological arms race in swimming is over. FINA, (the world governing body of Swim Lords) decreed in 2009 that the high-tech bodysuits that contributed to more than 100 world records over the past two years would be banned in 2010. That means the space-age suits – which sliced through the water more efficiently than human skin and also made it easier for swimmers to float – are no more. Reaction from seals, sea lions, whales, sharks, fish, and eels alike was “Ha-ha!”

Yet over here is a trace elements that points us to the 1968 film co-starring Burt Lancaster. Another

Another leads us to a a fellow wordpress poet’s effort.

Others lead to stories of swimmers gone missing off the coast of England and New Zealand.

Just when I want to give up hope and drown myself i something, comes the story of retired Marine Lance Cpl. Chuck Sketch. Sketch is a medically retired U.S. Marine who lost his sight in August 1997 from a brain tumor, and then had to be amputated from the waist down in January of 1998 due to complications from the same tumor. This week Sketch is here in Colorado Springs, Colo. to compete in the inaugural Warrior Games with team