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(US House of Representatives)   Michele Bachmann requests that the Swiss Government remove her dual citizenship. Switzerland is reportedly neutral on the subject   (bachmann.house.gov ) divider line
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2012-05-10 04:22:49 PM  
On her twitter account, explaining her actions, she says she is a proud American.

I assume that her husband, Marcus, who specifically requested duel citizenship, is therefore not a proud American.
 
2012-05-10 04:45:36 PM  
That would be cool if you could duel somebody for their citizenship. People would be lined up for miles with sets of pistols at her house.

Otherwise, it's DUAL.
 
2012-05-10 04:46:54 PM  
Well, that's not very smart. Where will she go to escape from the backlash if the Republican plans are implemented?
 
2012-05-10 05:20:17 PM  
duel? i prefer dowel citizenship.
 
2012-05-10 05:21:00 PM  
We almost had it!

www.platformnation.com
 
2012-05-10 05:24:32 PM  
two sides to this argument: she's actually had dual citizenship all along, so she isn't committed to being an american.

The other argument is big deal; Joe Lieberman who was almost vice president is a dual citizen of the US and Israel. Nobody had a problem with that.
 
2012-05-10 05:26:53 PM  

Lurking Fear: two sides to this argument: she's actually had dual citizenship all along, so she isn't committed to being an american.

The other argument is big deal; Joe Lieberman who was almost vice president is a dual citizen of the US and Israel. Nobody had a problem with that.


I would happily deport the both of them.
 
2012-05-10 05:31:48 PM  
Somehow I doubt she was hiding secret loyalties to the Swiss.

But for a Teabagger Princess this was an awfully dumb oversight.
 
2012-05-10 05:35:34 PM  

Diogenes: But for a Teabagger Princess this was an awfully dumb oversight.


Well, she is awfully dumb. So there's that.
 
2012-05-10 05:38:01 PM  
How do you flip-flop on your own citizenship? Well, SHE found a way... O_o
 
2012-05-10 05:38:19 PM  

Diogenes: Somehow I doubt she was hiding secret loyalties to the Swiss.


I bet that biatch has a secret stash of chocolate and well-made watches just waiting for the right moment to unleash a timely dessert on unsuspecting Americans.
 
2012-05-10 05:40:26 PM  

WhoIsWillo: On her twitter account, explaining her actions, she says she is a proud American.

I assume that her husband, Marcus, who specifically requested duel citizenship, is therefore not a proud American.


I bet he's been to a lot of Pride events.
 
2012-05-10 05:40:56 PM  

Jubeebee: Diogenes: Somehow I doubt she was hiding secret loyalties to the Swiss.

I bet that biatch has a secret stash of chocolate and well-made watches just waiting for the right moment to unleash a timely dessert on unsuspecting Americans.


She will incur the wrath of my people (Swiss by heritage).
 
2012-05-10 05:41:55 PM  

Rapmaster2000: WhoIsWillo: On her twitter account, explaining her actions, she says she is a proud American.

I assume that her husband, Marcus, who specifically requested duel citizenship, is therefore not a proud American.

I bet he's been to a lot of Pride events.


I have lederhosen. But I'm thinking Marcus is more of a Swiss Miss dress kind of guy.
 
2012-05-10 05:42:06 PM  
Dumb twunt is dumb.
 
2012-05-10 06:07:12 PM  
So she's a Swiss spy now.

OFF TO GITMO!
 
2012-05-10 06:15:22 PM  
so he goes both ways, but she doesn't. got it.
 
2012-05-10 06:18:32 PM  

Lurking Fear: two sides to this argument: she's actually had dual citizenship all along, so she isn't committed to being an american.


This is not true. She did not become a dual citizen until her husband filed for citizenship. In Switzerland like a lot of other countries, you are not automatically a citizen at birth, you have to apply for citizenship. In fact, there are many generations of people living in Switzerland who have never been Swiss citizens.
 
2012-05-10 06:22:37 PM  

Diogenes: But I'm thinking Marcus is more of a Swiss Miss dress kind of guy.


Does Switzerland have a queen? If they didn't before, they do now.
 
2012-05-10 06:28:37 PM  
Why are the Swiss so afraid of this strong, incandescent conservative firebrand?
 
2012-05-10 06:49:34 PM  

Diogenes: Somehow I doubt she was hiding secret loyalties to the Swiss.

But for a Teabagger Princess this was an awfully dumb oversight.


Pretty much this. It seriously is no deal at all to be a dual-citizen, but if you're going to espouse Tea Party ideals, it probably isn't something you want to have get out there, especially since they had to specifically apply for it.
 
2012-05-10 07:05:33 PM  
Did she have to pay twice the taxes?
 
2012-05-10 07:25:58 PM  
To be fair, she probably just realized exactly how evil the Swiss are.

Beyond their structurally deficient cheese, beyond their love of secrecy in banking, beyond funding of every evil known to man, the Swiss are not just an armed to the teeth mountain nation of, full of smiling and cheerful minions laughing at the world beyond their fortresses of dire malevolence, they are the poison in the heart of Europe. Their cocoa hides pestilence, their chocolate a toxic melange to chemically castrate the world, the Swiss love the pain and suffering of the world and sup upon it like bone marrow on toast, the bones of small Third World children shipped in cattle cars and labeled "Watch Parts." Bachmann may not be a good woman, but she is American, and her flirtation with the Swiss may extend to her love life, barren and loveless though it may be, to produce children for the camera and to advance her career, but even Michelle realizes that some brands of evil are too far, too much. I congratulate her for rejecting the siren call, gold plated though it may have been, plated with the gold of the Conquistadors, the Nazis, and what the Bishops of the Vatican have smuggled out over the years to line their own personal accounts, while the Swiss, the dirty, dirty, dirty Swiss, have laughed, laughed their cruel laughs and sharpened their cheese knives on the bones of sweet youths slain for just such a purpose...
 
2012-05-10 07:38:31 PM  
Ms. Bachmann no longer believes in Swiss Exceptionalism.
 
2012-05-10 07:58:20 PM  
I don't like it here in Switzerland. The pants is too short.
Yeah, and the cheese has got holes in it.
Yeah, and them frog skiers all the time comin over the hills causin trouble.
Yeah, and I'm a Baptist . . . I don't wanna guard no Pope.
In America, you can get cheese in aerosol cans.
Yep, it's true.
 
2012-05-10 08:10:58 PM  
My guess is, she figured this would increase her foreign policy stance. 'Look! I'm international! besides, what could be so offensive about the Swiss? Who doesn't like cheese & chocolate?'

Then someone told her it doesn't look good for the Teabagger queen to be turning all socialist, so she had to backpedal.
 
2012-05-10 08:15:45 PM  
I wonder who got to call her and chew her out over this.

Aww, I never get the fun jobs! :>(
 
2012-05-10 08:16:12 PM  
Stick a fondue fork in her, she's done.
 
2012-05-10 08:18:12 PM  

Diogenes: Rapmaster2000: WhoIsWillo: On her twitter account, explaining her actions, she says she is a proud American.

I assume that her husband, Marcus, who specifically requested duel citizenship, is therefore not a proud American.

I bet he's been to a lot of Pride events.

I have lederhosen. But I'm thinking Marcus is more of a Swiss Miss dress kind of guy.


He'll "warm you up inside" if you give him half a chance.

/His drag name was 'Heidi', go figure.
 
2012-05-10 08:20:01 PM  

Diogenes: But I'm thinking Marcus is more of a Swiss Miss dress kind of guy.


Anyone know offhand how much alcohol it's gonna take to get that image out of my head?
 
2012-05-10 08:21:53 PM  
What a stupid, stupid thing to do. On the other hand, the United States government has given her family hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars, so she knows where her bread is buttered.

//When will she give that stolen taxpayer money back?
 
2012-05-10 08:22:02 PM  
I got the impression from a previous article that she had just acquired the dual citizenship, as in since she dropped out. Am I now to believe that she was a dual citizen of the US and Switzerland the entire time she was running for President? Doesn't running for president when you're automatically disqualified count as treason? I demand that someone in congress investigate this matter! Somebody call Sheriff Joe immediately!
 
2012-05-10 08:22:28 PM  

Arachnophobe: Diogenes: But I'm thinking Marcus is more of a Swiss Miss dress kind of guy.

Anyone know offhand how much alcohol it's gonna take to get that image out of my head?


One liter of Everclear and an eightball of coke.
 
2012-05-10 08:23:00 PM  
So, she took the citizenship just so her kids could reap the benefits of the EU right to work policies and then renounced it immediately afterward? Shiat, if I were the Swiss I would disown the entire family. Citizenship is a privilege, not a right. This is tantamount to abuse. Though, even better would be if they conscripted her kids and made them actually earn their citizenship instead of just using their father's heritage as a springboard to working at the European headquarters of some massive multinational corporation for a couple years in order to move up the ladder faster than everyone else.
 
2012-05-10 08:23:48 PM  

hubiestubert: To be fair, she probably just realized exactly how evil the Swiss are.

Beyond their structurally deficient cheese, beyond their love of secrecy in banking, beyond funding of every evil known to man, the Swiss are not just an armed to the teeth mountain nation of, full of smiling and cheerful minions laughing at the world beyond their fortresses of dire malevolence, they are the poison in the heart of Europe. Their cocoa hides pestilence, their chocolate a toxic melange to chemically castrate the world, the Swiss love the pain and suffering of the world and sup upon it like bone marrow on toast, the bones of small Third World children shipped in cattle cars and labeled "Watch Parts." Bachmann may not be a good woman, but she is American, and her flirtation with the Swiss may extend to her love life, barren and loveless though it may be, to produce children for the camera and to advance her career, but even Michelle realizes that some brands of evil are too far, too much. I congratulate her for rejecting the siren call, gold plated though it may have been, plated with the gold of the Conquistadors, the Nazis, and what the Bishops of the Vatican have smuggled out over the years to line their own personal accounts, while the Swiss, the dirty, dirty, dirty Swiss, have laughed, laughed their cruel laughs and sharpened their cheese knives on the bones of sweet youths slain for just such a purpose...


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2012-05-10 08:25:25 PM  
Because soshilism that's why!

/'merika
 
2012-05-10 08:26:12 PM  

Karac: I got the impression from a previous article that she had just acquired the dual citizenship, as in since she dropped out. Am I now to believe that she was a dual citizen of the US and Switzerland the entire time she was running for President? Doesn't running for president when you're automatically disqualified count as treason? I demand that someone in congress investigate this matter! Somebody call Sheriff Joe immediately!


Unfortunately, I think Crazy Eyes qualifies:

US Constitution, Article II, Section 1

No person except a natural born citizen, or a citizen of the United States, at the time of the adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the office of President; neither shall any person be eligible to that office who shall not have attained to the age of thirty-five years, and been fourteen years a resident within the United States.
 
2012-05-10 08:27:43 PM  
What kind of pathetic mindset do you have to have to think that your devotion to a country is defined by some sort of paperwork?

Conservatives are pathetic.
 
2012-05-10 08:29:18 PM  

hubiestubert: To be fair, she probably just realized exactly how evil the Swiss are.

Beyond their structurally deficient cheese, beyond their love of secrecy in banking, beyond funding of every evil known to man, the Swiss are not just an armed to the teeth mountain nation of, full of smiling and cheerful minions laughing at the world beyond their fortresses of dire malevolence, they are the poison in the heart of Europe. Their cocoa hides pestilence, their chocolate a toxic melange to chemically castrate the world, the Swiss love the pain and suffering of the world and sup upon it like bone marrow on toast, the bones of small Third World children shipped in cattle cars and labeled "Watch Parts." Bachmann may not be a good woman, but she is American, and her flirtation with the Swiss may extend to her love life, barren and loveless though it may be, to produce children for the camera and to advance her career, but even Michelle realizes that some brands of evil are too far, too much. I congratulate her for rejecting the siren call, gold plated though it may have been, plated with the gold of the Conquistadors, the Nazis, and what the Bishops of the Vatican have smuggled out over the years to line their own personal accounts, while the Swiss, the dirty, dirty, dirty Swiss, have laughed, laughed their cruel laughs and sharpened their cheese knives on the bones of sweet youths slain for just such a purpose...


i293.photobucket.com
 
2012-05-10 08:30:08 PM  
This whole "I am, I'm not" thing is totally not an effort to stay in the public eye. That or the Swiss don't allow corn dogs.
 
2012-05-10 08:30:50 PM  

Karac: I got the impression from a previous article that she had just acquired the dual citizenship, as in since she dropped out. Am I now to believe that she was a dual citizen of the US and Switzerland the entire time she was running for President?


She was eligible to be a dual citizenship since she was married in 1978. She simply did not choose to apply for her Swiss citizenship until recently. Many countries in Europe work the same way; they allow the children and spouses of citizens to become citizens automatically, all it takes is some paperwork. The same applies to the children of United States citizens born abroad, but they have to apply within the first few months of birth as far as I know. Europe is a bit more lax about those things.
 
2012-05-10 08:31:20 PM  
But then where will she stash all the valuable antiques confiscated in the upcoming anti-gay pogroms?
 
2012-05-10 08:33:34 PM  

theknuckler_33: What kind of pathetic mindset do you have to have to think that your devotion to a country is defined by some sort of paperwork?

Conservatives are pathetic.


I'm going to go with... the US government. Holding a foreign passport is grounds to have your security clearance revoked. This would be kind of a big deal for someone like Crazy Eyes.

http://www.clearancejobs.com/cleared-news/91/dual-citizenship-and-sec u rity-clearances
 
2012-05-10 08:34:38 PM  

hubiestubert: To be fair, she probably just realized exactly how evil the Swiss are.

Beyond their structurally deficient cheese, beyond their love of secrecy in banking, beyond funding of every evil known to man, the Swiss are not just an armed to the teeth mountain nation of, full of smiling and cheerful minions laughing at the world beyond their fortresses of dire malevolence, they are the poison in the heart of Europe. Their cocoa hides pestilence, their chocolate a toxic melange to chemically castrate the world, the Swiss love the pain and suffering of the world and sup upon it like bone marrow on toast, the bones of small Third World children shipped in cattle cars and labeled "Watch Parts." Bachmann may not be a good woman, but she is American, and her flirtation with the Swiss may extend to her love life, barren and loveless though it may be, to produce children for the camera and to advance her career, but even Michelle realizes that some brands of evil are too far, too much. I congratulate her for rejecting the siren call, gold plated though it may have been, plated with the gold of the Conquistadors, the Nazis, and what the Bishops of the Vatican have smuggled out over the years to line their own personal accounts, while the Swiss, the dirty, dirty, dirty Swiss, have laughed, laughed their cruel laughs and sharpened their cheese knives on the bones of sweet youths slain for just such a purpose...


I laughed, I cried. Would read it again.
 
2012-05-10 08:34:44 PM  

Rashnu: But then where will she stash all the valuable antiques confiscated in the upcoming anti-gay pogroms?


Waterford Crystalnacht?

www.beverlyhillsusa.com
 
2012-05-10 08:34:51 PM  
I can't imagine that this might have been some sort of stunt to get her name back in the news. It's not like she's EVER displayed any attention whorish tendencies before!
 
2012-05-10 08:36:33 PM  

LordJiro: I can't imagine that this might have been some sort of stunt to get her name back in the news. It's not like she's EVER displayed any attention whorish tendencies before!


Come on. Be fair. Michele Bachmann often does her best to avoid the spotlight.

4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-05-10 08:36:55 PM  

quatchi: hubiestubert: To be fair, she probably just realized exactly how evil the Swiss are.

Beyond their structurally deficient cheese, beyond their love of secrecy in banking, beyond funding of every evil known to man, the Swiss are not just an armed to the teeth mountain nation of, full of smiling and cheerful minions laughing at the world beyond their fortresses of dire malevolence, they are the poison in the heart of Europe. Their cocoa hides pestilence, their chocolate a toxic melange to chemically castrate the world, the Swiss love the pain and suffering of the world and sup upon it like bone marrow on toast, the bones of small Third World children shipped in cattle cars and labeled "Watch Parts." Bachmann may not be a good woman, but she is American, and her flirtation with the Swiss may extend to her love life, barren and loveless though it may be, to produce children for the camera and to advance her career, but even Michelle realizes that some brands of evil are too far, too much. I congratulate her for rejecting the siren call, gold plated though it may have been, plated with the gold of the Conquistadors, the Nazis, and what the Bishops of the Vatican have smuggled out over the years to line their own personal accounts, while the Swiss, the dirty, dirty, dirty Swiss, have laughed, laughed their cruel laughs and sharpened their cheese knives on the bones of sweet youths slain for just such a purpose...

[i293.photobucket.com image 270x360]


It's no Pocket Ninja, but do you compare a DeVinci to a Michaelangelo?
 
2012-05-10 08:38:02 PM  

LordJiro: I can't imagine that this might have been some sort of stunt to get her name back in the news. It's not like she's EVER displayed any attention whorish tendencies before!


I think her kids really wanted to become Swiss citizens and so she went ahead and did this without informing anyone in the party first.

I could be wrong but that's how I'm reading this.

Getting a Swiss citizenship is almost impossible for regular folks I can't imagine the Swiss are gonna look kindly on her throwing their citizenship back in their faces like this.

Meh, she probably has a shiat ton of money there already and that's how she jumped the queue.
 
2012-05-10 08:39:00 PM  
I was going to make a comment about it being retarded to judge someone based on dual citizenship status but then I realized these are supporters of Michele Bachmann.
 
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