Wednesday, October 24, 2012
The Minnesota Vikings punter and former Chief of Staff for Rep. Michele Bachmann exchanged barbs over the marriage amendment last night on Twitter.
Former Rep. Michele Bachmann chief of staff and Bachmann for President Campaign Chair Andy Parrish decided to take the "Chris Kluwe Challenge" and engage the Minnesota Vikings' punter on a virtual discussion about the so-called Gay Marriage amdenment issue. The back-and-forth began after Twitter user @joshuajhovey tweeted some foul language at Andy Parrish, deputy campaign manager for Minnesota for Marriage, an organization that supports the passage of the Marriage Amendment Act. The act would amend the state's constitution to read that marriage is between one man and one woman. After the foul tweet, Parrish called on Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe to respond. Kluwe has been an outspoken supporter of same-sex marriage in Minnesota.
Friday, October 19, 2012
The Vikings punter invited at least 10 prominent Republicans to take part in a debate, although none took him up on the offer.
Opponent or not, Chris Kluwe is going to be debating Minnesota's proposed constitutional marriage amendment. Kluwe, a vocal advocate for gay marriage who has recently been speaking out against the proposed constitutional marriage amendment, reportedly sent out letters to 10 prominent Minnesota Republicans asking them to take part in a public debate over the proposed amendment. The Vikings punter has made it clear he plans to take part in the debate at 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 19, at the Brave New Workshop. Twin Cities radio personality Tom Barnard has signed on to act as moderator for the debate. On Thursday afternoon, Kluwe took to Twitter to provide an update on whether he'd found an opponent. "As of now the empty chair is still my leading…
The most thoughtful, moving, controversial or just plain funny comments from around the west metro between Oct. 12 and Oct. 18.
Each week, Patch users contribute numerous insights, opinions and observations. The following is a collection of the most thoughtful, moving, controversial or just plain funny comments that appeared on Patch sites in Eden Prairie, Edina, Golden Valley, Hopkins, Minnetonka, Richfield, Shakopee, Plymouth, St. Louis Park and St. Michael. Click on the headline to read the full story and join in the conversation. (The comments below are not meant to reflect the opinions of Patch or its staff.) *** Are Missing Campaign Signs a Problem in Minnetonka? However bothersome it might be, election signs being stolen from yards is nothing out of the ordinary. While residents can file complaints with the Minnetonka Police Department about missing or …