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  • What Liberal Bias? Taxpayer-Funded NPR Host Garrison Keillor To Host Obama Fundraiser…

    02/20/2012 12:08:27 PM PST · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | 2/20/12 | Zip
    Still a myth. (Politico) — Well-known public radio host Garrison Keillor is hosting a fundraiser for President Obama in his home state of Minnesota. Obama campaign manager Jim Messina will be in the North Star state this week for several events, including a fundraiser at the home of Keillor, Minnesota Public Radio reports. Keillor is best known for the radio variety program A Prairie Home Companion, a show that features dispatches from the fictional Minnesota town Lake Wobegon. His show is produced by Minnesota Public Radio and airs on public radio stations across the country.
  • Garrison Keillor's St. Croix River retreat listed for sale at $1 million

    11/04/2011 5:45:49 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 23 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 11-4-11 | Andy Rathbun
    For about $1 million, you can get a taste of Lake Wobegon on the St. Croix River. Garrison Keillor has put his 11.5-acre riverfront property in Pierce County, Wis., up for sale. Complete with 460 feet of shoreline and clay tennis courts, the two-parcel property features four dwellings: a nearly 1,900-square-foot log home, a log guest home, a studio and a detached office. "It's in the woods - it feels like a hamlet," said Joyce Peterson, a Realtor with Coldwell Banker Burnet. The office, which, Peterson called "a writer's cottage," was where Keillor wrote the novel "Wobegon Boy," she said....
  • Garrison Keillor says retirement looms in 2013

    03/17/2011 5:33:07 PM PDT · by nerdwithagun · 39 replies
    Associated Press via Yahoo ^ | Mar. 17, 2011 | AP
    MINNEAPOLIS – Garrison Keillor plans to keep spinning tales of Lake Wobegon's Norwegian bachelor farmers for at least a couple more years, but the host and creator of public radio's "A Prairie Home Companion" is dropping more hints that his retirement may be on the horizon.
  • Keillor to host Mondale at Fitzgerald Theater

    11/09/2010 5:42:22 AM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 20 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 11-9-10 | ap
    Two Minnesota icons will share the stage when humorist and author Garrison Keillor welcomes former Vice President Walter Mondale to the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul. Mondale will discuss his new memoir, "The Good Fight: A Life in Liberal Politics." The book follows Mondale's career from Minnesota attorney general to U.S. senator to vice president under Jimmy Carter. Keillor is an avowed Democrat. The host of public radio's "A Prairie Home Companion" endorsed Barack Obama for president in 2008 and wrote the 2004 book, "Homegrown Democrat." The conversation will be held Nov. 22, starting at 8 p.m. Tickets are on...
  • Keillor: Bachmann is 'embarrassing' to Minnesota

    09/30/2010 8:01:25 PM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 135 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 9-30-10 | ap
    Humorist Garrison Keillor says Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann is embarrassing to Minnesota. Keillor made the comment about the tea party favorite in a fundraising appeal for Bachmann's Democratic rival, state Sen. Tarryl Clark. The "Prairie Home Companion" host says, "it's embarrassing to me and a great many Minnesotans" that Bachmann represents the state in Washington. He accuses her of "grandstanding and giving interviews on Fox News" instead of representing her constituents. Keillor promises that Clark will never embarrass Minnesota. Keillor is a frequent donor to Democratic candidates and causes. Federal donor records show he has given Clark $4,800 since last...
  • Pro-Abort Garrison Keillor to Deliver Catholic Teachers Assoc. Keynote Address

    03/02/2010 3:05:05 PM PST · by rhema · 22 replies · 750+ views
    LifeSite News ^ | March 1, 2010 | Kathleen Gilbert
    The National Catholic Education Association (NCEA) has invited Garrison Keillor, a pro-abortion, pro-gay "marriage" Episcopalian, as a keynote speaker at the group's annual convention. Keillor, well-known as a humorist and host of A Prairie Home Companion, has repeatedly published his pro-abortion, pro-same-sex "marriage" views - and has labeled pro-life, pro-family, and anti-pornography activists "shrieking ninnies and pompous blowhards." On the issue of abortion, Keillor has been quoted as saying it should be decided "case by case," and that disabled embryonic children should be destroyed. "The use of abortion as birth control is one thing, the use of it to end...
  • 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...
  • Musings, random and otherwise

    12/28/2009 6:51:33 AM PST · by rhema · 6 replies · 565+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | Dec. 28, 2009 | Jeff Jacoby
    Jewish songwriters have created some of the most enduringly popular songs of the season — Irving Berlin's "White Christmas," of course, but also "The Christmas Song," "Silver Bells," and "I'll Be Home For Christmas," among others. Some people might view that as a heartening, only-in-America expression of interfaith goodwill and warmth. But not Garrison Keillor: "All those lousy holiday songs by Jewish guys that trash up the malls every year, Rudolph and the chestnuts and the rest of that dreck," he fumed in a recent column for the Baltimore Sun. "Christmas is a Christian holiday — if you're not in...
  • Garrison Keillor, Grinch

    12/21/2009 6:01:33 AM PST · by lpmorrow · 17 replies · 793+ views
    mADwoman Advertising ^ | 12/19/09 | Laurie Morrow
    Garrison Keillor has always struck me as mean-spirited, wrapping a fundamentally smug and condescending world view in a fondant of cutesy-poo irony. Now, thanks to Glenn Reynolds‘ posting of Marissa Brostoff’s TABLET MAGAZINE column, “Garrison Keillor Doesn’t Like Jews Writing Christmas Songs,” others may also reassess their opinion of NPR’s favorite son. Brostoff describes Keillor’s recent Baltimore Sun column, in which he complains about “all those lousy holiday songs by Jewish guys that trash up the malls every year, Rudolph and the chestnuts and the rest of that dreck. Did one of our guys write ‘Grab your loafers, coma along...
  • 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.
  • Garrison Keillor Doesn’t Like Jews Writing Christmas Songs

    12/19/2009 8:18:12 PM PST · by Misterioso · 61 replies · 2,732+ views
    Tablet Magazine ^ | December 17, 2009 | Marissa Brostoff
    Garrison Keillor, self-appointed cultural representative of regular old Americans, ruffled some feathers yesterday with a mildly xenophobic rant about Christmas. After lambasting a Unitarian church in Cambridge, Massachusetts, for “spiritual piracy and cultural elitism”—tweaking the lyrics of “Silent Night” for a singalong, in layman’s terms—he turned his ire in a different direction: And all those lousy holiday songs by Jewish guys that trash up the malls every year, Rudolph and the chestnuts and the rest of that dreck. Did one of our guys write ‘Grab your loafers, come along if you wanna, and we’ll blow that shofar for Rosh Hashanah’?...
  • Garrison Keillor Doesn’t Like Jews Writing Christmas Songs

    12/19/2009 3:28:06 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 146 replies · 3,688+ views
    Tablet Magazine ^ | 4:14 PM Dec 17, 2009 | By Marissa Brostoff
    Garrison Keillor, self-appointed cultural representative of regular old Americans, ruffled some feathers yesterday with a mildly xenophobic rant about Christmas: "...all those lousy holiday songs by Jewish guys that trash up the malls every year, Rudolph and the chestnuts and the rest of that dreck. Did one of our guys write ‘Grab your loafers, come along if you wanna, and we’ll blow that shofar for Rosh Hashanah’? No, we didn’t. Christmas is a Christian holiday—if you’re not in the club, then buzz off."
  • Life is too short to be unhappy so I seek out the young (Garrison Keillor explains his preferences)

    10/21/2009 8:36:01 AM PDT · by Callahan · 10 replies · 1,184+ views
    Salon ^ | 10/21/09 | Garrison Keillor
    I spotted this unfortunate headline on Salon.com and thought it was funny so I grabbed a screenshot.
  • 'Lake Wobegon' author: Let GOPers die 'Would country be better off without them?'

    10/03/2009 11:44:07 AM PDT · by jmcenanly · 102 replies · 2,614+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | Posted: October 03, 2009 12:45 am Eastern
    Garrison Keillor, the "Lake Wobegon" author and National Public Radio icon, is offering a solution to a couple of the nation's problems with one swoop: Give members of the GOP "aspirin and hand sanitizer" but if they have more complicated health issues, let them die. The comments come virtually at the same time voices are being raised in Washington over an assertion by U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Fla., that Republicans' health care plan for the sick is to "die quickly." "The Republican plan," the Democrat said on the House floor, "Don't get sick, and if you do get sick, die...
  • 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.
  • Garrison Keillor Suffers Minor stroke

    09/09/2009 2:30:34 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 46 replies · 2,360+ views
    CNN ^ | 9/9/09
    Garrison Keillor, author and host of the folksy radio show "A Prairie Home Companion," was being treated Wednesday for a minor stroke he suffered over the weekend, a hospital spokesman said. Keillor, who turned 67 last month, was admitted to St. Mary's Hospital at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, on Sunday night, spokesman Karl Oestreich said in a news release. "He is up and moving around, speaking sensibly, working at a laptop, and it's expected he'll be released on Friday," Oestreich said. "He plans to resume a normal schedule next week." The live variety show "A Prairie Home Companion"...
  • (Garrison) Keillor's book store struck by burglars

    08/02/2009 2:15:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies · 765+ views
    UPI ^ | Aug. 1, 2009
    Pastor Inqvist of the Lake Wobegon Lutheran Church would be shocked: Thieves have struck author Garrison Keillor's St. Paul, Minn., bookstore, officials say. Video surveillance tapes showed a man and woman entering Keillor's store about 1:20 a.m. Thursday, making off with $3,000 from the safe of Common Good Books, store manager Martin Schmutterer told the St. Paul Pioneer Press. "They were very calm about it," he said after posting still photos of the burglars online on the bookstore's blog page. Schmutterer said the pair smashed a window in a coffee shop above the store, then made their way downstairs to...
  • Barf Alert! That Giant Sucking Sound: Garrison Keillor Sonnet & Song For Obama

    02/17/2009 9:53:31 PM PST · by Thirteen · 15 replies · 1,263+ views
    NPR ^ | A Prairie Home Companion
    From NPR Welfare Radio: Garrison Keillor (A Prairie Home Companion) recites a sonnet followed by a song for Barack Obama. January 24, 2009 "This week on A Prairie Home Companion, we're embracing the winter cold and heading up to the DECC auditorium in Duluth, Minnesota. We'll fight the frigid temperatures with some smoldering honky-tonk from Joe Ely and Joel Guzmán, and singer-songwriter Heather Masse will melt our hearts with a song or two. As always, we'll have the Royal Academy of Radio Actors with us: Sue Scott, Tim Russell, and Tom Keith; and of course, Rich Dworsky and The Guy's...
  • Garrison Keillor... Still a Colossal Asshat

    06/02/2008 5:53:02 PM PDT · by moneyrunner · 7 replies · 115+ views
    The Virginian ^ | 6/2/2008 | Moneyrunner
    Garrison Keillor tries to enjoy Memorial Day at the National Gallery, honoring our fallen heroes by going to an art exhibit ... ...on we went to show our patriotism by looking at exhibits at the Smithsonian or, in my case, hiking around the National Gallery, which, after you've watched a few thousand Harleys pass, seems like an outpost of civilization. There stood Renoir's ballerina in pale blue chiffon and Monet's children in the garden of sunflowers. And Mary Cassatt's The Boating Party, which I stood and stared at for a long time. A lady in a white bonnet sits in...
  • The roar of hollow patriotism (Garrison Keillor BARF ALERT!)

    06/01/2008 11:07:48 AM PDT · by rottndog · 98 replies · 604+ views
    Chicago Tribune .com ^ | May 28, 2008 | Garrison Keillor
    Three hundred thousand bikers spent Memorial Day weekend roaring around Washington in tribute to our war dead, and I stood on Constitution Avenue Sunday afternoon watching a river of them go by, waiting for a gap in the procession so I could cross over to the Mall and look at pictures. The street had been closed off for them and they motored on by, some flying the Stars and Stripes and the black MIA-POW flag, honking, revving their engines, an endless celebration of internal combustion. A patriotic bike rally is sort of like a patriotic toilet-papering or patriotic graffiti—the patriotism...
  • News From Lake Wobegon Tilts to Obama (Barf Alert!)

    02/04/2008 4:42:56 PM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 28 replies · 79+ views
    Madistan.com ^ | February 4, 2008 | John nichols
    ST. PAUL, MN -- Sure, Barack Obama got Maria Shriver's backing at Sunday's big rally with Oprah Winfrey and Stevie Wonder in Los Angeles, adding another Kennedy cousin to his list of endorsers -- and this one the wife of the Republican governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger. Perhaps Shriver's backing will help a bit in California, where he is locked in a tight Democratic primary contest With New York Sen. Hillary Clinton going into tomorrow's Super Tuesday voting. But the senator from Illinois, who is working hard to color in the map of the 20-plus states that will hold primaries...
  • Author Garrison Keillor, former NARAL pro-choice America president endorse Obama

    02/03/2008 9:59:39 PM PST · by Hunton Peck · 25 replies · 122+ views
    Associated Press ^ | February 3, 2008 | unattributed
    ST. PAUL, Minn.: Garrison Keillor, host of public radio's "A Prairie Home Companion," has endorsed Democratic Sen. Barack Obama for president, Obama's campaign announced Sunday. Obama also won backing from a key backer of former candidate John Edwards. "I'm happy to support your candidacy, which is so full of promise for our country," Keillor, the best-selling author and humorist wrote in a letter declaring his support.
  • Minnesota Sharia and the Silence of the Left

    03/30/2007 5:24:51 AM PDT · by rhema · 23 replies · 233+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | March 30, 2007 | Robert Spencer
    Here’s a Prairie Home Companion episode you’ll never hear: It’s been a quiet week here at Lake Wobegon. Aunt Tillie had to cut short her big vacation in Paris – she got caught in a riot at the train station and you’ll never believe it, she got tear-gassed. She’s all right, but you can imagine the mood she was in when she arrived at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. Poor thing, she went straight to a duty-free shop and bought a big bottle of Merlot. After that, believe it or not, it got even worse. The airport cab driver told...
  • ADMIRERS SALUTE (MOLLY) IVINS

    10/10/2006 4:02:56 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 23 replies · 900+ views
    The Austin American-Statesman ^ | 9 October 2006 | W. Gardner Selby
    Serenaded by Joe Ely and Garrison Keillor and saluted by characters spanning the globe of liberal politics, Molly Ivins raised money Sunday night for her beloved Texas Observer. Over dinner with about 800 fans at the Capitol Marriott, the liberal columnist and former Observer co-editor sported a wispy mohawk of regrowing hair, reflecting her looking-good battle against recurrent breast cancer. She was hailed by 18 speakers. They were led off by Keillor, the Minnesota radio man, who, with Ely, sang "Today I Started Loving You Again" and "Waltz Across Texas." Keillor said, "It's good to be in a roomful of...
  • People in the News: This will have the GOP purring

    05/19/2006 10:46:53 PM PDT · by DennisR · 56 replies · 1,377+ views
    Salon.com ^ | 5/29/2006 | Garrison Keillor
    One of the paragraphs in Keillor's article: Having been called names, one looks back at one's own angry outbursts over the years, and I recall having once referred to Republicans as "hairy-backed swamp developers, fundamentalist bullies, freelance racists, hobby cops, sweatshop tycoons, line jumpers, marsupial moms and aluminum-siding salesmen, misanthropic frat boys, ninja dittoheads, shrieking midgets, tax cheats, cheese merchants, cat stranglers, pill pushers, nihilists in golf pants, backed-up Baptists, the grand pooh-bahs of Percodan, mouth breathers, testosterone junkies and brownshirts in pinstripes." I look at those words now, and "cat stranglers" seems excessive to me. The number of cat...
  • A 'Prairie Home' welcome(rube fest celebrity worship in St.Paul tonight)

    05/03/2006 6:11:33 AM PDT · by Rakkasan1 · 8 replies · 488+ views
    Pioneer Press ^ | 5-3-06 | press staff
    It's been a quiet week in St. Paul, Minnesota, our hometown. The mayor turned on his police lights to halt a fleeing citizen after a fender-bender. The Senate Tax Committee is turning everything to mush. Bodies so naked they don't even have skin are on display at the Science Museum of Minnesota. We welcome the world-class actors who will be cruising down Wabasha Street this evening for the opening of the movie version of "A Prairie Home Companion." This is a pretty big deal for St. Paul — not like the high school wrestling tournament, but pretty big all the...
  • Why Not Be All That We Can Be

    02/23/2006 12:18:53 PM PST · by Mayflower Sister · 25 replies · 810+ views
    Tribune Media Services ^ | 2/21/06 | Garrison Keillor
    The way to put military service back in the picture is to pass a constitutional amendment requiring that a candidate for president have at least two years of full-time military service. It would be a boon to the country, to the military and to the young. It would confirm the importance of service. The 42-year-old governor who discovers that he wants to be president would need to go down to the recruiting office and enlist. It'd be a big moment, like when Elvis went off to basic training. Think of Newt Gingrich climbing on a bus and going off to...
  • WUKY cancels Keillor's radio program over offensive content

    08/12/2005 7:57:07 PM PDT · by churchillbuff · 48 replies · 2,588+ views
    Lexington Herald-Leader ^ | aug 12 05 | By Jamie Gumbrecht
    A few weeks after The Boston Globe called The Writer’s Almanac radio program “a confection of poetry and history wrapped in the down comforter voice of producer and host Garrison Keillor,” WUKY-91.3 FM canceled the daily featurette for offensive content. The five-minute segments aired on the University of Kentucky’s public radio station at 11 a.m. until Aug. 1. It opened with soft piano music and the voice of A Prairie Home Companion’s Keillor remembering major moments in writing history. It was a break for history between news broadcasts and pop music, each day ending with a poem and the wish...
  • Confessions of a Listener

    05/07/2005 4:17:59 AM PDT · by billorites · 14 replies · 509+ views
    The Nation ^ | May 23, 2005 | Garrison Keillor
    I am old enough to be nostalgic about radio, having grown up when it was a stately medium and we listened to Journeys in Musicland with Professor E.B. "Pop" Gordon teaching us the musical scale, and the guest on The Poetry Corner was Anna Hempstead Branch, who read her sonnet cycle, "Ere the Golden Bowl Is Broken," and the gospel station brought us Gleanings From the Word, with the whispery Reverend Riley trudging patiently through the second chapter of Leviticus, and at night there were Fibber and Molly and Amos and Andy and the Sunset Valley Barn Dance with Pop...
  • Pretty Bad Goods: Shop A Prairie Home Companion till you drop

    04/30/2005 3:35:57 PM PDT · by rhema · 24 replies · 1,024+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 05/02/2005 | Joe Queenan
    NOT LONG AGO, THE belligerently-mannered New York radio personality Jonathan Schwartz confided in his listeners that he could not go on living without being able to hear Frank Sinatra's memorable version of "Our Love Is Here to Stay" at least one more time. I have to admit that the unforgettable selection in question may have been "Embraceable You" or "Softly As I Leave You"--memory fails me. What caught my attention here was not the deejay's predictable, self-congratulatory homage to the obviously great (let the public be damned; I'm still in Johann Sebastian Bach's corner!) nor even his manicured sincerity. Rather,...
  • State's 'identity change' draws NBC's interest

    01/11/2005 1:26:04 PM PST · by Rakkasan1 · 16 replies · 671+ views
    MPLS Star & Sickle ^ | 1-11-05 | Deborah Caulfield Rybak
    NBC news anchor Brian Williams will broadcast live from the Fitzgerald Theatre in St. Paul on Thursday night during a stop in the Twin Cities area to take Minnesota's political pulse and visit with Garrison Keillor. "We think your state is fascinating,"NBC Nightly News" executive director Steve Capus said in an interview Monday. "Minnesota seems to be going through a political identity change." As part of its run-up to the presidential inauguration, Williams and staff will swing this week through three cities Capus described as "classic American cities," starting with Dallas on Wednesday, the Twin Cities area on Thursday and...
  • Garrison Keillor: "It's cold here, but that's appropriate, we're a Blue State"

    01/08/2005 6:35:11 PM PST · by churchillbuff · 76 replies · 2,490+ views
    http://prairiehome.publicradio.org/ ^ | Jan 8 05 | Garrison Keillor
    Tonight as usual, Keillor always slips a political dig in.
  • The Faithful: "To tell the truth, (religion) gives many (Democrats) the creeps."

    12/04/2004 11:15:24 AM PST · by quidnunc · 41 replies · 2,901+ views
    The National Journal ^ | December 3, 2004 | Neil Munro and Corine Hegland
    Four days after the election, Democratic partisan and comedian Garrison Keillor announced on his national radio show that he was recovering from his Election Day shock by embracing a new purpose: "to pass a constitutional amendment to take the right to vote away from born-again Christians." Amid laughter and applause from his audience, Keillor said, "Born-again people are citizens of heaven," not of America. "If you feel that … tribulation and suffering are just the natural conditions of life, that higher education is vanity, that there is only one book that you need to read … if you feel that...
  • Garrison Keillor: Homegrown Idiot

    12/04/2004 5:06:32 AM PST · by ruthles · 47 replies · 2,410+ views
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | December 3, 2004 | George Shadroui
    Garrison Keillor: Homegrown Idiot By George Shadroui FrontPageMagazine.com | December 3, 2004 It is at times remarkable to behold the commentary that attaches to the liberal view of conservatives and Republicans. One is reminded of an out-of-body experience, as if one is viewing oneself from a ceiling but not quite sure how you got there or how you came to see yourself from that particular vantage point. But if you are a conservative who might enjoy this sensation, I recommend a recent book by Garrison Keillor, Homegrown Democrat. Keillor is in many ways a national treasure. He is great storyteller....
  • Garrison Keillor: Homegrown Idiot

    12/03/2004 1:03:13 AM PST · by kattracks · 53 replies · 4,367+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | 12/03/04 | George Shadroui
    It is at times remarkable to behold the commentary that attaches to the liberal view of conservatives and Republicans. One is reminded of an out-of-body experience, as if one is viewing oneself from a ceiling but not quite sure how you got there or how you came to see yourself from that particular vantage point. But if you are a conservative who might enjoy this sensation, I recommend a recent book by Garrison Keillor, Homegrown Democrat. Keillor is in many ways a national treasure. He is great storyteller. I have read several of his books, but I have relished his audio...
  • Garrison Keillor's comments: Born-agains shouldn't have right to vote

    11/15/2004 8:04:49 PM PST · by SpiritofElijah · 49 replies · 1,934+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | D. B. Donohew
    Garrison Keillor Stated: "I am now the chairman of a national campaign to pass a constitutional amendment to take the right to vote away from born-again Christians. [enthusiastic audience applause] Just a little project of mine. My feeling is that born-again people are citizens of heaven, that is where there citizenship is, [laughter] is in heaven, it's not here among us in America. ..."
  • Keillor: Born-agains should not have right to vote

    11/15/2004 2:42:19 PM PST · by JustAnotherOkie · 239 replies · 6,782+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | Posted: November 15, 2004 | World net daily
    Speaking in the aftermath of the presidential election, Democrat radio host Garrison Keillor says he is on a quest to take away the right of born-again Christians to vote, saying their citizenship is actually in heaven, not the United States. Keillor, host of the popular National Public Radio show "A Prairie Home Companion," made the comments during a speech at Chicago's Rockefeller Memorial Chapel and during his radio monologue the Saturday after the election.
  • How to Break the Political Fever

    10/26/2004 2:14:15 PM PDT · by ArcLight · 8 replies · 698+ views
    Time ^ | 11/1/2004 | Garrison Keillor (!)
    A year of passion has come to a boil. Every morning my emailbox is full of forwarded political diatribes and manifestos. I order a sign, 4 ft. by 6 ft.--I am actually going to stand by the side of the road and hold it, that's how nuts I am. I take my face to a suburb where Democrats are a sort of alien life-form, and I stand on a bench on a deck in the dark and talk to 80 people shivering in the cold like boat refugees, and I excoriate and extol and exhort in uplifting cadences about this...
  • Boone: Keillor Polluting Lake Wobegon

    09/22/2004 11:33:54 AM PDT · by kattracks · 18 replies · 1,044+ views
    NewsMax .com ^ | 9/22/04 | Carl Limbacher
    Pat Boone wants to know what has happened to Garrison Keillor, the bard of fictional Lake Wobegon, who recently penned an angry, invective-ridden tirade at Republicans and President Bush that reads as if it were written by Michael Moore. What appalled Boone, long an admirer of Keillor - he called him "the Mark Twain of this century" - was an article in the far left-wing "In These Times" on the Web, which borrowed heavily from Keillor's book, "Homegrown Democrat." In it, Keillor at first praised Republicans of past times as good hearted, "pragmatic, Main Street businessmen in steel-rimmed spectacles...
  • Keillor is above-average fundraiser for state DFL Party

    09/18/2004 6:15:36 PM PDT · by daler · 20 replies · 556+ views
    Minneapolis Star and Sickle ^ | September 18, 2004 | Jill Burcum
    Keillor is above-average fundraiser for state DFL Party Jill Burcum, Star Tribune September 19, 2004 KEILLOR0919 AUSTIN, MINN. -- Dusty road trips in the family minivan, hot afternoons working small-town parades and long hours on the phone drumming up enthusiasm, publicity and money have been the unglamorous realities of DFLer Leigh Pomeroy's quest to unseat Rep. Gil Gutknecht in southern Minnesota's First Congressional District. But on Monday night at Austin's Paramount Theater, Pomeroy played to a packed house, pulled in $13,000 in contributions and basked in the media spotlight, all thanks to a fundraiser performance by Garrison Keillor of "Prairie...
  • We’re Not in Lake Wobegon Anymore ( anti-Republican/Bush barf alert )

    08/29/2004 4:48:08 PM PDT · by sushiman · 84 replies · 2,800+ views
    In These Times ^ | 8/26/04 | Garrison Keillor
    We’re Not in Lake Wobegon Anymore How did the Party of Lincoln and Liberty transmogrify into the party of Newt Gingrich’s evil spawn and their Etch-A-Sketch president, a dull and rigid man, whose philosophy is a jumble of badly sutured body parts trying to walk?
  • Keillor gets handed head on plate by O'Reilly

    08/04/2004 6:07:27 PM PDT · by syriacus · 105 replies · 4,012+ views
    FoxNews
    At the end of their discussion [most of which I missed] O'Reilly asked Keillor what he thought of his show.Keillor said he doesn't know much about the show.Then Keillor said he leads a very limited life, with no cable, in MN.O'Reilly suggested that Keillor might want to keep in touch with what's going on, if he wants to comment on what's happening in the world.Keillor had that MN deer in the headlights look on his face.
  • Review of Garrison Keillor's "Homegrown Democrat"

    07/26/2004 5:25:32 PM PDT · by Gruffbear · 18 replies · 1,695+ views
    amazon.com ^ | July 26, 2004 | Gruffbear
    I wrote a brief amazon.com review of Garrison Keillor's "Homegrown Democrat," one of the most vile, bigoted tracts published by a major publisher this year. Apparently the lefties have been voting against my review in droves! Please stop by and vote for it. Muchos Gracias!
  • Keillor writes love letter to liberalism, Midwest [Take-your-Emetrol alert]

    07/04/2004 3:40:28 PM PDT · by rhema · 23 replies · 904+ views
    St. Paul Pioneer Press ^ | MARY ANN GROSSMANN
    Garrison Keillor doesn't beat about the Bush when he explains why he wrote "Homegrown Democrat.'' "I want to strengthen and encourage my fellow Democrats because I think they have been so extensively beaten up on, especially on radio, with Rush Limbaugh and 10,000 imitators,'' Keillor said in an interview before he left town for season-ending performances of his "A Prairie Home Companion" radio show. "There are people in this country who cannot comprehend why anyone would vote for a candidate other than George W. Bush. My book is addressed to that. This is an intuitive book, not a closely reasoned...
  • Keillor will lead DFL fundraiser

    06/20/2004 6:23:25 AM PDT · by gore_sux · 12 replies · 366+ views
    Duluth News Tribune ^ | 6/19/04 | Unknown
    ST. PAUL - Minnesota Public Radio star Garrison Keillor will head the bill for a state House DFL fundraiser as a pivotal legislative election campaign opens next month. Keillor will host an evening of music and comedy July 1 at the O'Shaughnessy Auditorium at the College of St. Catherine in St. Paul, preceded by a $250-a-person reception. Rep. Nora Slawik recruited Keillor for the fundraiser when she attended a local DFL dinner this spring in Rochester, where he was the guest speaker. "He's obviously interested in helping Democrats," Slawik said. "He agreed to do it on the spot." Tickets for...
  • Minnesota Zen master: Garrison Keillor profile

    03/10/2004 2:54:34 PM PST · by billorites · 22 replies · 346+ views
    The Guardian ^ | March 6, 2004 | Nicholas Wroe
    Just before Christmas last year, Garrison Keillor, Garry Trudeau and Al Franken met for dinner at a New York hotel. Despite the absence of Michael Moore, this informal meeting of friends was in effect the high command of the American satiric opposition in session. Trudeau's treatment of the Bush administration in his Doonesbury cartoon strip is well known to Guardian readers and the thesis behind Franken's best selling book, Lies And the Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right (2003), needs little further explanation. However, to many people in the UK, Keillor would not...
  • Garrison may have burned a few bridges with folks in Lake Wobegon

    11/20/2002 11:02:57 AM PST · by pad 34 · 25 replies · 425+ views
    St.Paul Pioneer Press! ^ | 20 Nov 02 | CHUCK CHALBERG
    Posted on Wed, Nov. 20, 2002 Garrison may have burned a few bridges with folks in Lake Wobegon BY CHUCK CHALBERG Guest Columnist Poor Garrison Keillor. Having worked himself into such a snit over Norm Coleman's victory, will he ever again be taken seriously as a man of calming good humor? For that matter, will he ever be able to go home to Lake Wobegon again? And if he does, what can he and fellas at the Side Track Tap possibly have to say to one another? After all these years of genial folksiness, it's finally come to this: stunned...
  • Garrison Keillor: Minnesota's shame

    11/15/2002 10:37:07 AM PST · by pad 34 · 135 replies · 731+ views
    Salon.Com ^ | Nov. 13, 2002 | Garrison Keillor
    Minnesota's shame Republicans don't like my criticism? Too bad. They have to answer for Norm Coleman's campaign, which exploited 9/11 in a way that was truly evil. Nov. 13, 2002 The hoots and cackles of Republicans reacting to my screed against Norman Coleman, the ex-radical, former Democratic, now compassionate conservative senator-elect from Minnesota, was all to be expected, given the state of the Republican Party today. Its entire ideology, top to bottom, is We-are-not-Democrats, We-are-the-unClinton, and if it can elect an empty suit like Coleman, on a campaign as cheap and cynical and unpatriotic as what he waged right up...
  • Garrison Keillor mocks conservatives--and rather well, too!

    11/09/2002 6:33:23 PM PST · by ArcLight · 74 replies · 529+ views
    Me | 11/9/2002
    Just caught the beginning of Garrison Keillor's Prairie Home Companion on NPR. As you may know, Keillor wrote a rather nasty piece for Salon on Minnesota's new senator, Norm Coleman. Guy's a staunch leftie. But he mentioned the election today with a minimum of nastiness and a good deal of wit. After opening the show, Keillor asked to be excused for being a little off his game that day, but he couldn't take his eyes off a guy in the front row of the theatre who was a dead ringer for Dubya. Keillor asked the guy to turn around, and...
  • Empty victory for a hollow man How Norm Coleman sold his soul for a Senate seat.

    11/08/2002 5:13:50 PM PST · by AlwaysLurking · 268 replies · 16,772+ views
    Salon.com ^ | Nov. 7, 2002 | By Garrison Keillor
    Empty victory for a hollow man How Norm Coleman sold his soul for a Senate seat. http://www.salon.com/politics/feature/2002/11/07/minnesota/index_np.html By Garrison Keillor Nov. 7, 2002 | Norm Coleman won Minnesota because he was well-financed and well-packaged. Norm is a slick retail campaigner, the grabbiest and touchingest and feelingest politician in Minnesota history, a hugger and baby-kisser, and he's a genuine boomer candidate who reinvents himself at will. The guy is a Brooklyn boy who became a left-wing student radical at Hofstra University with hair down to his shoulders, organized antiwar marches, said vile things about Richard Nixon, etc. Then he came west,...