History Creator / AlFranken

24th Sep '16 5:54:48 PM nombretomado
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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.

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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 UsefulNotes/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.Creator/DonaldTrump.
25th Aug '16 10:28:25 AM Gitman
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* PaintingTheMedium: When ever he writes Alan Colmes' name in ''Lies,'' he uses a smaller font to emphasize how Colmes is dominated by Sean Hannity in his role of FoxNewsLiberal. e.g. Hannity and [--Colmes--]

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* PaintingTheMedium: When ever he writes Alan Colmes' name in ''Lies,'' he uses a smaller font to emphasize how Colmes is dominated by Sean Hannity in his role of FoxNewsLiberal. e.g. Hannity ''Hannity and [--Colmes--][--Colmes--]''
25th Aug '16 10:26:05 AM Gitman
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* PaintingTheMedium: When ever he writes Alan Colmes' name in ''Lies,'' he uses a smaller font to emphasize how Colmes is dominated by Sean Hannity in his role of FoxNewsLiberal. e.g. Hannity and [--Colmes--]
25th Aug '16 10:15:24 AM Gitman
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* StealthParody: The title of ''Rush Limbaugh Is a Big Fat Idiot'' is alleged by Franken to be a deliberate reference to Limbaugh's style of debate largely involving (as far as Franken's concerned) [[AdHominem hurling personal insults at his opponents]].

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* StealthParody: The title of ''Rush Limbaugh Is a Big Fat Idiot'' is alleged by Franken to be a deliberate reference to parody of Limbaugh's style of debate largely involving (as far as Franken's concerned) [[AdHominem hurling personal insults at his opponents]].opponents, and this becomes clear when you read the whole book, but most who aren't familiar with Franken's style of satire will take it as a straight-up AdHominem. In one of his later books he describes [[DontExplainTheJoke his attempt to explain this]] to someone who didn't get the joke, with limited success.
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.
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