History Creator / AlFranken

22nd Dec '17 7:40:50 PM Premonition45
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-->'''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.

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-->'''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, [[WartsAndAll taking the good with the bad and helping your loved one grow.grow]].
7th Dec '17 1:18:09 PM Premonition45
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In December 2017, due to claims of sexual misconduct, Franken announced his resignation from the Senate.
28th Oct '17 8:57:29 AM ironballs16
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* FetishRetardant: In ''Lies'' Al quotes verbatim a scene from Bill O'Reilly's book ''Those Who Trespass'', containing a rather clunky and almost perfunctory performance of cunnilingus that seems to come out of nowhere.

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* FetishRetardant: In ''Lies'' Al quotes verbatim a scene from Bill O'Reilly's book ''Those Who Trespass'', containing [[IkeaErotica a rather clunky and almost perfunctory performance of cunnilingus cunnilingus]] that seems to come out of nowhere.
30th Sep '17 4:53:16 PM nombretomado
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* {{Troll}}: Al books are full of instances of him humorously screwing with people he doesn't like and/or agree with, like meeting Bush administration officials at the White House Correspondents' Dinner and congratulating them on their effective use of BillClinton's military in Iraq and Afghanistan, sending a number of conservative politicians and pundits letters asking for inspirational stories about their struggle to remain sexually abstinent until marriage (and not getting a single response back), or messing with his "tracker" [[note]]a person hired by an opposing political candidate to follow their opponent around with a video camera, in the hope of recording something embarrassing or inappropriate[[/note]] by constantly repeating a conversation (advocating for the purchase of a pull-out couch) with his driver, every single time he got out of the car.

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* {{Troll}}: Al books are full of instances of him humorously screwing with people he doesn't like and/or agree with, like meeting Bush administration officials at the White House Correspondents' Dinner and congratulating them on their effective use of BillClinton's UsefulNotes/BillClinton's military in Iraq and Afghanistan, sending a number of conservative politicians and pundits letters asking for inspirational stories about their struggle to remain sexually abstinent until marriage (and not getting a single response back), or messing with his "tracker" [[note]]a person hired by an opposing political candidate to follow their opponent around with a video camera, in the hope of recording something embarrassing or inappropriate[[/note]] by constantly repeating a conversation (advocating for the purchase of a pull-out couch) with his driver, every single time he got out of the car.
2nd Aug '17 6:30:50 AM Redmess
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* TheGunslinger: Type D. 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 TheWildWest he'd have shot Franken in a ShowdownAtHighNoon.

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* TheGunslinger: Type D.The QuickDraw type. 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 TheWildWest he'd have shot Franken in a ShowdownAtHighNoon.
18th Jul '17 11:46:53 PM Kalmbach
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* StreisandEffect: FoxNews sued to block the publication of ''Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them'', claiming copyright infringement on their phrase [[BlatantLies "Fair and Balanced"]]. Obviously, satirical use cannot be blocked by copyright claims, and not only was the case ''literally'' laughed out of court, it provided the book with a bunch of free publicity, to the point that the initial print run was increased and the release date moved up.
18th Jul '17 11:44:54 PM Kalmbach
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** In Al's defense, the title wasn't necessarily a reference just to Limbaugh's weight, but to his tendency toward juvenile name-calling and other ''ad hominem'' attacks on people he doesn't like.
* TheCameo: He's been a guest star on his friend (and fellow Minnesotan) Garrison Keillor's radio show APrairieHomeCompanion where he's done pretty good impression of Henry Kissinger

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** In Al's defense, the title wasn't necessarily so much a reference just to Limbaugh's weight, but to his tendency toward [[BigStupidDoodoohead juvenile name-calling name-calling]] and other ''ad hominem'' AdHominem attacks on people he doesn't like.
* TheCameo: He's been a guest star on his friend (and fellow Minnesotan) Garrison Keillor's radio show APrairieHomeCompanion where he's done pretty good impression of Henry KissingerKissinger.



* FetishRetardant: In ''Lies'' Al quotes verbatim a scene from Bill O'Reilly's book ''Those Who Trespass'', containing a rather clunky and almost perfunctory performance of cunnilingus.

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* FetishRetardant: In ''Lies'' Al quotes verbatim a scene from Bill O'Reilly's book ''Those Who Trespass'', containing a rather clunky and almost perfunctory performance of cunnilingus.cunnilingus that seems to come out of nowhere.



* GoshDangItToHeck: In ''Al Franken, Giant of the Senate'', he eliminates all the cussing that marked his previous books, because he has to hold himself to a higher standard of discourse (well, he doesn't ''have'' to, but it's expected of a Senator). So instead, he uses words like jerk, [[InherentlyFunnyWords poppycock, fiddle-faddle, nincompoopery, and world-class butthole]], the last to refer to [[TakeThat Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX).

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* GoshDangItToHeck: In ''Al Franken, Giant of the Senate'', he eliminates all the cussing that marked his previous books, because he has to hold himself to a higher standard of discourse (well, he doesn't ''have'' to, but it's expected of a Senator). So instead, he uses words like jerk, [[InherentlyFunnyWords poppycock, fiddle-faddle, nincompoopery, and world-class butthole]], the last to refer to [[TakeThat Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX).]]



* MommasBoy: {{Inverted}} real-life example-Franken admits that in his childhood, he cheered for [[UsefulNotes/RichardNixon Nixon]] in the 1960 presidential election because he was fonder of his father, then a registered Republican (they both switched four years later), than he was of his mother, a registered Democrat. Al's older brother, meanwhile, cheered for [[UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy Kennedy]], which he attributes to "a visceral aversion to Nixon."

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* MommasBoy: {{Inverted}} real-life example-Franken admits that in his childhood, he cheered for [[UsefulNotes/RichardNixon Nixon]] in the 1960 presidential election because he was fonder of his father, then a registered Republican (they both switched four years later), later when the Republican Party nominated Barry Goldwater for President), than he was of his mother, a registered Democrat. Al's older brother, meanwhile, cheered for [[UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy Kennedy]], which he attributes to "a visceral aversion to Nixon."
18th Jul '17 11:35:44 PM Kalmbach
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* ''Al Franken, Giant of the Senate''



* FetishRetardant: In ''Lies'' Al quotes verbatim a scene from Bill O'Reilly's book ''Those Who Trespass'', containing a rather clunky and almost perfunctory performance of cunnilingus.



* GoshDangItToHeck: In ''Al Franken, Giant of the Senate'', he eliminates all the cussing that marked his previous books, because he has to hold himself to a higher standard of discourse (well, he doesn't ''have'' to, but it's expected of a Senator). So instead, he uses words like jerk, [[InherentlyFunnyWords poppycock, fiddle-faddle, nincompoopery, and world-class butthole]], the last to refer to [[TakeThat Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX).



* LetsSeeYouDoBetter: He has probably received vituperations of this sort from various factions. His response was to get himself elected to the United States Senate.

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* LetsSeeYouDoBetter: He has probably received vituperations of this sort from various factions. His response was to [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome get himself elected to the United States Senate.]]


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* OddFriendship: In ''Giant of the Senate'' he explains that, as a Senator, one is obligated to work with members of the opposing party to get anything done, and so he must find Republicans that share his views on particular issues, even if they disagree on everything else. This often results in friendships with people who would ordinarily be political opponents, but politics aside, he gets along well with some of his Republican colleagues.


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* StreisandEffect: FoxNews sued to block the publication of ''Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them'', claiming copyright infringement on their phrase [[BlatantLies "Fair and Balanced"]]. Obviously, satirical use cannot be blocked by copyright claims, and not only was the case ''literally'' laughed out of court, it provided the book with a bunch of free publicity, to the point that the initial print run was increased and the release date moved up.


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* {{Troll}}: Al books are full of instances of him humorously screwing with people he doesn't like and/or agree with, like meeting Bush administration officials at the White House Correspondents' Dinner and congratulating them on their effective use of BillClinton's military in Iraq and Afghanistan, sending a number of conservative politicians and pundits letters asking for inspirational stories about their struggle to remain sexually abstinent until marriage (and not getting a single response back), or messing with his "tracker" [[note]]a person hired by an opposing political candidate to follow their opponent around with a video camera, in the hope of recording something embarrassing or inappropriate[[/note]] by constantly repeating a conversation (advocating for the purchase of a pull-out couch) with his driver, every single time he got out of the car.
13th Jun '17 7:13:00 PM Premonition45
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* XMustNotWin: In ''Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them'', he says this is one aspect of American politics he deeply hates, calling it the "I-will-stop-you-from-doing-good-because-I-don't-want-you-to-get-credit" factor.
6th Jun '17 10:21:44 PM DevinMeenan
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* HiddenDepths: For those who are primarily know him from his work on ''SNL''; he's a Harvard graduate, and has proven rather competent as a Senator since assuming office in 2009.

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* HiddenDepths: For those who are primarily know him from his work on ''SNL''; he's a Harvard graduate, and has proven rather competent as a Senator since assuming office in 2009.
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