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  • 'I think I have to leave the country': Garrison Keillor says he wants to 'move east' to escape…

    11/30/2017 5:54:28 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 94 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 17:13 EST, 30 November 2017 | Snejana Farberov
    Humorist and long-time radio host Garrison Keillor, of A Prairie Home Companion fame, says he might have to move out of the country after being ousted from the Minnesota Public Radio for inappropriate behavior. Keillor, the 75-year-old veteran broadcaster who is married, confirmed his firing on Wednesday, claiming that it stemmed from an incident from years earlier in which he says he accidentally touched an acquaintance’s bare back while attempting to console her. Keillor later took to Facebook, bemoaning his downfall after five decades of ‘hard work’ and lamenting that he was feeling ostracized everywhere he went. The post has...
  • Donald Trump is done (Garrison Keillor)

    11/29/2017 5:53:15 PM PST · by hiho hiho · 78 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | October 30, 2017 | Garrison Keillor
    It's so sad. Donald Trump is done. He couldn't get elected dogcatcher in New York, his hometown. There are 14 recorded instances of him kicking small dogs, and I have documentary proof of all but two of them. Plus many other instances of him running around grabbing women's cats. Knocked on the door, grabbed the cat, walked away. Just to show that a famous rich guy could get away with it. Where is the apology? No, the man couldn't even get a job as a school crossing guard in New York. Look at him leading his grandchildren toward the helicopter...
  • Lake Gropey-Gone Days! Garrison Keillor Canned for Sexual Misconduct

    11/29/2017 12:46:40 PM PST · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | November 29, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Hey, there’s another one! Another one, Garrison Keillor, Prairie Home Companion, fired for alleged improper behavior by Minnesota Public Radio. “Minnesota Public Radio has confirmed it fired Garrison Keillor after he was accused of inappropriate behavior. Garrison Keillor, the former host of A Prairie Home Companion,” and he used to be loved and adored by all touchy-feely progressives. In fact, I remember when this program began in August of 1988, it was within a year or year and a half that AP or somebody went out asked Garrison Keillor, “What do you think of this Rush Limbaugh, this new...
  • Garrison Keillor to Retire

    11/18/2015 1:24:20 PM PST · by Cecily · 64 replies
    WCQS.org ^ | July 24, 2015 | Michelle Keenan
    In an recent interview with the Associated Press Garrison Keillor says he plans to step down as host of A Prairie Home Companion (APHC) after the 2015-2016 season. The 72 year old said, "I have a lot of other things that I want to do. I mean, nobody retires anymore. Writers never retire. But this is my last season. This tour this summer is the farewell tour."
  • Snob Alert: NPR Star Keillor's 'Surprisingly Vicious' Trump Attack

    09/06/2016 9:45:51 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 55 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | September 5, 2016 | 8:26 AM EDT | Tim Graham
    Longtime National Public Radio star Garrison Keillor just finished four decades on state-subsidized radio on A Prairie Home Companion. For almost that long, he’s been an easy example of a pretentious liberal snob, precisely the kind who seriously loathes a Donald Trump. If NPR ever wanted to wonder why they haven’t been granted a Trump interview, it’s because he knows NPR is an elite liberal sandbox for people who congratulate themselves on their marvelous taste and mental acuity. So when Keillor penned an acidulous character assassination of Trump for the Chicago Tribune, the liberals were very pleased. At Vox.com, they...
  • Garrison Keillor's wisdom shines through

    11/16/2016 11:36:45 AM PST · by From The Deer Stand · 74 replies
    November 16, 2016 | From The Deer Stand
    From the wisdom of Keillor: "So he won. The nation takes a deep breath. Raw ego and proud illiteracy have won out, and a severely learning-disabled man with a real character problem will be president. We are so exhausted from thinking about this election, millions of people will take up leaf-raking and garage cleaning with intense pleasure. We liberal elitists are wrecks. The Trumpers had a whale of a good time, waving their signs, jeering at the media, beating up protesters, chanting “Lock her up” — we elitists just stood and clapped. Nobody chanted “Stronger Together.” It just doesn’t chant....
  • Garrison Keillor: Praise The Lord, I've Seen The Dark (barf alert but funny)

    07/25/2016 6:45:30 AM PDT · by Iron Munro · 40 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | Friday, July 22, 2016 | Garrison Keillor
    A week ago I felt good about America but no more. Coyotes are running freely in the streets of our big cities, the stock market is teetering on the verge of collapse, the monetary system will soon go belly-up, China and North Korea and Iran have a knife to our throats, our schools are in chaos, politicians corrupt, the media stupefied by political correctness, and everywhere you look you hear foreign accents. We are on the edge of the abyss. At my house, we've begun fortifying the basement walls with sandbags and laying in barrels of fresh water and K-rations....
  • Garrison Keilor Fired?

    11/29/2017 10:54:33 AM PST · by SERKIT · 39 replies
    Self | 11/29/2017 | Self
    So who was his secret "Prairie Home Companion"? Lake Wobegon is a quintessentially Minnesota small town characterized by the narrator as "... where all the women are strong (they need to be to fend off gropers), all the men are good-looking (oooh....was he hitting on men, too?), and all the children are above average (....and I truly hope protected from predators)."
  • Garrison Keillor fired by Minnesota Public Radio over allegations of inappropriate behavior

    11/29/2017 11:29:03 AM PST · by Morgana · 59 replies
    Fox ^ | Nov. 29, 2017 | Katherine Lam, Brian Flood | Fox News
    Garrison Keillor, the former host of "A Prairie Home Companion," was fired on Wednesday by the Minnesota Public Radio after the network received an allegation of "inappropriate behavior" against the radio personality. MPR said in a statement it was “terminating its contracts with Garrison Keillor and his private media companies after recently learning of allegations of his inappropriate behavior with an individual who worked with him.”
  • Garrison Keillor says fired over alleged improper behavior

    11/29/2017 9:28:42 AM PST · by rdl6989 · 166 replies
    ABC News ^ | Nov 29, 2017
    Garrison Keillor, the former host of "A Prairie Home Companion," says he's been fired by Minnesota Public Radio over allegations of improper behavior. Keillor told The Associated Press of his firing in an email. In a follow-up statement, he says he was fired over "a story that I think is more interesting and more complicated than the version MPR heard."
  • Republicans, beware. The tables will turn. - (Garrison Keillor BARF)

    06/22/2017 12:04:45 PM PDT · by re_tail20 · 71 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | June20, 2017 | Garrison Keillor
    I am a registered liberal who mostly toes the party line but I am not devoted to the idea of big government. I loathe the law in New York state requiring gas pump nozzles to not latch. This means that I must stand beside my vehicle, holding the nozzle lever open, instead of latching it and walking into the gas station to use the john which, if you're an older male and hear gushing liquid, you feel a powerful urge to do, so thanks to legislative over-regulation, I am on the verge of humiliating myself. Liberals believe in universal suffrage,...
  • Garrison Keillor: Done. Over. He's here. Goodbye.

    11/10/2016 12:10:49 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 141 replies
    The Washington Post News Service, Bloomberg News via San Francisco Chronicle ^ | November 10, 2016 | Garrison Keillor, The Washington Post News Service, Bloomberg News
    So he won. The nation takes a deep breath. Raw ego and proud illiteracy have won out and a severely learning-disabled man with a real character problem will be president. We are so exhausted from thinking about this election, millions of people will take up leaf-raking and garage cleaning with intense pleasure. We liberal elitists are wrecks. The Trumpers had a whale of a good time, waving their signs, jeering at the media, beating up protesters, chanting "Lock her up" -- we elitists just stood and clapped. Nobody chanted "Stronger Together." It just doesn't chant.
  • Get rhymin’! Poems wanted for Garrison Keillor contest

    04/06/2015 4:16:18 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 25 replies
    BringMetheNews ^ | 4-2-15 | Shaymus McLaughlin
    April kicks off with a day for fools, but spends the rest of its weeks celebrating meters, diction and iambic pentameters. Yes, it’s National Poetry Month. And as part of a celebration of the written word, Garrison Keillor is once again using his Common Good Books in St. Paul for a poetry contest. It’s the third straight year, and Keillor himself is offering $5,000 in prizes – three winners will get a grand apiece, and four runners-up will each get $500. The theme this year? “Dear you.” So the work must be a letter to a “specific, living person,” the...
  • Note to Tea Partyers: Wake Up and Smell the Coffee

    01/20/2010 10:36:31 AM PST · by prairiebreeze · 117 replies · 3,329+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | January 19,2010 | Garrison Keillor
    The tea partiers are enjoying their day in the sun, but coffee is the beverage preferred by most Americans, and we don't have time to gang up and holler and wave our arms -- we prefer to sit quietly with coffee in hand and read a reliable newspaper and try to figure out what's going on in the world. Great heaps of dead bodies are moved by front-loaders and dumped, uncounted, unidentified, into open pits in a stricken country while people feast and walk treadmills on enormous cruise ships sailing a hundred miles off the coast en route to the...
  • Garrison Keillor: The Jews Have Screwed Up Our Christmas

    12/20/2009 3:02:31 PM PST · by Shellybenoit · 30 replies · 1,187+ views
    Baltimore Sun/The Lid ^ | 12/19/09 | The Lid
    Jews have been accused of many Ills by the bigots of the world, supposedly we control the banks, the media, foreign policy, and the American Government (Thankfully Obama disproves that one). Lately Jews have been accused of creating swine flu and the housing bubble that created the economic crisis (well Barney Frank IS Jewish). During the Christmas season, many bigots revive the old anti-Semitic slander of diacide, that the Jews killed Christ. Garrison Keillor, of Prairie Home Companion fame has come up with a brand new slur for Christmas, the Jews ruined the holiday by writing lousy Christmas songs.
  • Stuck in the shallows (Garrison Keillor Again Calls for Genocide of Republicans)

    09/30/2009 10:27:58 AM PDT · by Jack Wilson · 101 replies · 3,055+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 9/30/2009 | Garrison Keillor
    ... one starts to wonder if the country wouldn't be better off without them and if Republicans should be cut out of the health-care system entirely and simply provided with aspirin and hand sanitizer. Thirty-two percent of the population identifies with the GOP, and if we cut off health care to them, we could probably pay off the deficit in short order.
  • We Are What We Are (Garrison Keillor leaning Republican in Old Age?)

    05/13/2009 1:41:15 PM PDT · by lewisglad · 39 replies · 2,101+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 5/13/09 | By GARRISON KEILLOR
    I went to a party the other day and heard the word “torture” and said that I didn’t think we should prosecute Bush lawyers who wrote those torture memos, and people jumped all over me like I was an escaped Nazi, so as long as I was persona non grata, I said some more stuff. People about dropped their drinks. I saw lifelong friends turn away in disgust. I Don’t Care. It felt good. Liquor wasn’t the cause. Crankiness was. And crankiness is the birthright of Republicans. As Mr. Cheney said, “We are what we are. We’re Republicans. We have...
  • Garrison Keillor: Finally, no need to pose as Canadians

    11/11/2008 3:25:11 PM PST · by pissant · 59 replies · 224+ views
    Minn. Red Star Tribune ^ | 11/11/08 | garrison Keillor
    Be happy, dear hearts, and allow yourselves a few more weeks of quiet exultation. It isn’t gloating, it’s satisfaction at a job well done. He was a superb candidate, serious, professorial but with a flashing grin and a buoyancy that comes from working out in the gym every morning. He spoke in a genuine voice, not senatorial at all. He relished campaigning. He accepted adulation gracefully. He brandished his sword against his opponents without mocking or belittling them. He was elegant, unaffected, utterly American, and now (Wow) suddenly America is cool. Chicago is cool. Chicago!!! We threw the dice and...
  • News from St. Paul: (Garrison) Keillor sues neighbor to block addition

    01/15/2008 9:53:37 AM PST · by MplsSteve · 30 replies · 56+ views
    Minneapolis StarTribune (aka The Red Star) ^ | 1/15/08 | Pat Pheifer - Staff Reporter
    The Lutherans of Lake Wobegon would most likely fume in silence, but Garrison Keillor, creator of the fictional town and among St. Paul's most famous citizens, isn't being quite so quiet. Keillor and his wife, Jenny Lind Nilsson, are suing their next-door neighbor, Lori Anderson, to stop her from building a two-story addition to her home that would include a three-stall garage and studio. The lawsuit, filed Monday in Ramsey County District Court, claims the addition would "obstruct the access of light and air to the Nilsson-Keillor property" and "impair or destroy protected historical resources." Both homes in the 400...
  • Keillor's Dallas jabs read like fictional tale

    10/05/2006 8:13:59 AM PDT · by altura · 66 replies · 2,546+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | October 5, 2005 | Jacquielynn Floyd
    Garrison Keillor must have come to Dallas itching for a fight. He must have come here expecting – even intending – to have his worst expectations confirmed. There's no other explanation for the deeply insulting remarks he directs in a syndicated opinion column at the fans who went to Highland Park United Methodist Church last week to hear him speak. An adoring crowd could not have been rewarded with more contempt if they had gone to see the Sex Pistols.