History Creator / AlFranken

15th Jul '16 1:30:57 PM ironballs16
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* MyCountryTisOfTheeISting: Explained in ''Lies''.

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* MyCountryTisOfTheeISting: MyCountryTisOfTheeThatISting: Explained in ''Lies''.
15th Jul '16 1:29:27 PM ironballs16
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* MyCountryTisOfTheeISting: Explained in ''Lies''.
-->'''Franken''': We love America just as much as they do. But in a different way. You see, they love America like a 4-year-old loves his mommy. Liberals love America like grown-ups. To a 4-year-old, [[MyCountryRightOrWrong everything Mommy does is wonderful and anyone who criticizes Mommy is bad]]. Grown-up love means actually understanding what you love, taking the good with the bad and helping your loved one grow.
22nd Jun '16 12:38:25 PM Drcynic24
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He's also really fast with a gun. Freakishly fast. In fact, he is an acknowledged quick draw champion and once claimed to be the third fastest in the U.S.


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* QuickDraw: He is an acknowledged quick draw champion. It made the joke Bill O'Reilly once told about settling things with Franken like they did in the days of the old west hilariously ironic given that if that was the case, Franken would've been easily able to kill O'Reilly in such a duel.
25th May '16 9:16:36 PM Doug86
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** He is a QuickDraw champion in real life. In ''Lies,'' he claims he is 3rd ranked in the US, in response to [[Series/TheOReillyFactor Bill O'Reilly]] saying that in the WildWest he'd have shot Franken in a ShowdownAtHighNoon.

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** He is a QuickDraw champion in real life. In ''Lies,'' he claims he is 3rd ranked in the US, in response to [[Series/TheOReillyFactor Bill O'Reilly]] saying that in the WildWest TheWildWest he'd have shot Franken in a ShowdownAtHighNoon.
3rd Apr '16 11:06:22 PM Kalmbach
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* StreisandEffect: FoxNews filed a lawsuit over ''Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them'', claiming that the book's subtitle "A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right" was an infringement on their trademarked slogan, requesting an injunction against publishing the book with that title. Not only was the lawsuit laughed out court (it is long-established case law that copyrights cannot block satire), but the case gave Franken a huge amount of free publicity and greatly increased sales of the book.
27th Mar '16 1:30:59 PM Scoutstr295
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* HilariousInHindsight: ''[[WhyNotMe Why Not Me?]]'', which depicts a fictionalized version of Franken running for and gaining the presidency, was written as a farce back in 1998. Ten years later, Franken started a political career for real and became a U.S. senator for Minnesota. Now, some pundits are actually trying to encourage HillaryClinton to make Franken her [[http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2016/03/the-case-for-vice-president-al-franken-213756 vice presidential candidate]] against DonaldTrump.
27th Mar '16 1:24:06 PM Scoutstr295
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* ArchEnemy: [[Series/TheOReillyFactor Bill O'Reilly]]. See below, and also http://www.thesmokinggun.com/file/oreilly-falafel-suit-turns-five?page=11

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* ArchEnemy: [[Series/TheOReillyFactor Bill O'Reilly]]. See below, and also http://www.[[http://www.thesmokinggun.com/file/oreilly-falafel-suit-turns-five?page=11com/file/oreilly-falafel-suit-turns-five?page=11 here]].
18th Mar '16 12:10:08 PM falcon2484
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* ReportsOfMyDeathWereGreatlyExaggerated: Al writes in ''Rush Limbaugh Is a Big Fat Idiot'' that his research assistant Geoff Rodkey contracts Lyme disease and dies[[note]] meant as a blackly comedic denouement of a series of chapters on the complexities of the legal system as it deals with health care and employee/employer lawsuits[[/note]]. Many of Al's readers apparently did not get the joke, and thought Geoff was really dead. A few sent Al letters telling him what a horrible person he was, working his assistant to death. In the paperback edition of ''Rush'', he assures his readers that Geoff is alive and well (wrapping up this addendum by once again announcing that Geoff has died).
19th Jan '16 9:44:26 AM Jhonny
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Most recently he became the Junior Senator from Minnesota in a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Senate_election_in_Minnesota,_2008 frighteningly protracted election]]. Interestingly, as a Senator, he's been rather mild-mannered, level-headed, and kind of sheepish. It's actually kind of endearing.

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Most recently he became the Junior Senator from Minnesota in a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Senate_election_in_Minnesota,_2008 frighteningly protracted election]]. His reelection was more of a CurbStompBattle, him beating his opponent by ten points. Interestingly, as a Senator, he's been rather mild-mannered, level-headed, and kind of sheepish. It's actually kind of endearing.
15th Jan '16 3:32:59 AM Anddrix
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--> Thanks to Team Franken, you can rest assured that everything in this book is true. Either that, or it's a joke. If you come across something that doesn't ring true, [[ViewersAreMorons you probably just missed a hilarious joke and should blame yourself rather than me or Team Franken.]]

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--> Thanks to Team Franken, you can rest assured that everything in this book is true. Either that, or it's a joke. If you come across something that doesn't ring true, [[ViewersAreMorons you probably just missed a hilarious joke and should blame yourself rather than me or Team Franken.]]
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