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2012-07-31 12:56:57 PM
Michele Bachmann should go F herself in the A with a rusty chainsaw.
 
2012-07-31 01:03:25 PM
i2.cdn.turner.com

Hey, someone threw Kal Penn some work.
 
2012-07-31 01:11:49 PM
Will this latest absurdity finally force our politicians and policy-makers to not only defend someone like Huma Abedin, whose public service needs no defense, but also all American Muslims who serve this country every day?

Short answer: No.
TL;DR answer: F*ck no.
 
2012-07-31 01:20:21 PM
The Harry Potter books have more plausible premises and believable characters
 
2012-07-31 01:22:27 PM
Michele Bachmann and the Prison of this Loveless Marriage.
 
2012-07-31 01:23:02 PM
Michele Bachmann and the Order of Cease and Desist.
 
2012-07-31 01:25:29 PM
Its official now: anyone who votes Republican is suffering from some form of mental retardation.
 
2012-07-31 01:30:27 PM
Michelle Bachmann and the Half Black President.
 
2012-07-31 01:32:48 PM
I just want to point something out here:

Michelle Bachman first made a national name for herself in 2008 when she called on Congress to be investigated for anti- Americanism.

Before that, only political nerds knew her as a batshiat crazy lady who liked to hide in the bushes and spy on gay rights protests, but when she went on Hardball and channeled the ghost of Joe McCarthy, people paid attention, and decided this was a dingbat that needed to get out of elected office.

At the time, her opponent was a man named- I shiat you not- Elwyn Tinklenberg, and although he received $750,000 in the 48 hours following Bachman's apperance on Hardball, he still lost.

In 2010, the DNC ran a candidate no one had ever heard of, and she lost.

Now, in 2012, the DNC has decided to run a man named Jim Graves, who owns a hotel, and seems to have very little support from the national party.

It seems pretty clear to me that the Democratic Party has NO INTEREST in getting rid of Michelle Bachman. Sure, she's a dangerous sociopath who publishes absurd conspiracy theories and makes the state of Minnesota look deranged, but DAMN is she a useful tool to fund raise against.
 
2012-07-31 01:43:20 PM
Michell Bachman and the Gobbet of Spittle?
 
2012-07-31 01:44:32 PM
Michelle Bachmann and the Half-baked Brain
 
2012-07-31 01:48:53 PM
Michelle Bachman and the Committee of National Security Secrets.
 
2012-07-31 01:51:57 PM
Michelle Bachmann and the Xenophobe's Stone Throwing
 
2012-07-31 01:53:06 PM

kronicfeld: [i2.cdn.turner.com image 214x122]

Hey, someone threw Kal Penn some work.


Harold and Kumar Double Team Bachmann
 
2012-07-31 01:55:27 PM
static6.businessinsider.com

O Hai! What's going on in this thread?


/Hot like a drunk chick in a ladybug costume.
 
2012-07-31 01:55:57 PM
She will not be re-elected, even in the farked up white male gerrymandered district she comes from. Minnesotans don't take kindly to people who cause a ruckus.
 
2012-07-31 01:56:21 PM
Not the worst HP fanfic by a long way.

"She sat on a windowsill. It was cold and greasy, like Snape."
 
2012-07-31 01:57:19 PM
It's better to keep her in the lime light, they know her agenda and nutjobbery. She is a fantastic mouth piece for evil.
 
2012-07-31 01:57:27 PM
Michele Bachmann and the Beard of Minnetonka
 
2012-07-31 01:58:39 PM
The thing is, even if Bachmann's accusations are all completely true Huma Abedin would still be innocent of ... whatever it is she's being accused of. Bachmann's claims all come down to "Her father started some organization that someone else joined later who was also in another organization that had someone else who's associated with the Muslim Brotherhood."

I know she's a fundie and you think she'd realize that all that "the sin's of the father shall fall even unto the seventh generation" got left out of the federal lawbooks.
 
2012-07-31 01:59:46 PM
Anderson Cooper really ripped into her last night about this "just asking questions" BS
 
2012-07-31 02:00:52 PM
Who could imagine that they would freak out in Minnesota...
Mimimimimimimi Minnesota, Minnesota, Minnesota
Who could imagine...
 
2012-07-31 02:02:09 PM

what_now: I just want to point something out here:

Michelle Bachman first made a national name for herself in 2008 when she called on Congress to be investigated for anti- Americanism.

Before that, only political nerds knew her as a batshiat crazy lady who liked to hide in the bushes and spy on gay rights protests, but when she went on Hardball and channeled the ghost of Joe McCarthy, people paid attention, and decided this was a dingbat that needed to get out of elected office.

At the time, her opponent was a man named- I shiat you not- Elwyn Tinklenberg, and although he received $750,000 in the 48 hours following Bachman's apperance on Hardball, he still lost.

In 2010, the DNC ran a candidate no one had ever heard of, and she lost.

Now, in 2012, the DNC has decided to run a man named Jim Graves, who owns a hotel, and seems to have very little support from the national party.

It seems pretty clear to me that the Democratic Party has NO INTEREST in getting rid of Michelle Bachman. Sure, she's a dangerous sociopath who publishes absurd conspiracy theories and makes the state of Minnesota look deranged, but DAMN is she a useful tool to fund raise against.


IIRC Bachmann represents a district full of under-educated evangelicals, aka the Republican base.
 
2012-07-31 02:02:41 PM
Michele Bachmann and the Derpy Hollows.
 
2012-07-31 02:03:12 PM

DjangoStonereaver: Its official now: anyone who votes Republican is suffering from some form of mental retardation.


[Obvious]
Redlit(Old news submitted as new)
 
2012-07-31 02:03:27 PM
Your position is well stated, Mr. Tarin, but I fear the bigots won't hear you. This is the chair of the Tea Party Caucus, after all.
 
2012-07-31 02:04:22 PM
MIchele Bachman and the Obvious Symptoms of the End of an Empire
 
2012-07-31 02:05:32 PM
Well, that's what you get for inviting the religious right into your party/politics in general. The reason she garners support depends upon a people used to the effectiveness of "believing something in the absence of proof" (faith).
 
2012-07-31 02:16:13 PM
Does one random chick that no one listens to because she's alienated literally every potential political ally by spouting crazy shiat really qualify as a witch hunt? I'm not debating that she's trying to start a witch hunt, I'm questioning her basic intellectual and political capability to execute one with even a modicum of success.

I mean, when the only Texas Rep you can get to sign on to something anti-Muslim is farking Gohmert, our state's version of the smelly kid no one on the playground wants to hang with, I think you officially have no friends in congress whatsoever. Our guys sign arbitrarily authoritarian bullshiat like it's going out of style when it comes from anyone else. The executive branch is going to regard complaints by someone of her influence as the equivalent of "old man yells at cloud", the largest reaction she can hope for is brief, mild amusement. She's lucky if her letters were even read.

Basically, there are more ways to lose your political office than the literal way.
 
2012-07-31 02:19:44 PM
Westmoreland represents my district. I wrote him, expressing my disgust in the part he is playing in this embarrassment, and my disdain for his association and alliance with Bachmann. I also advised him that he would not ever get a vote of mine.

Here is the reply I got (I'd checked the box "no reply necessary"):

Dear Mrs. Freetomato,

Thank you for contacting me regarding the Muslim Brotherhood. I sincerely appreciate the benefit of your views.


The Muslim Brotherhood was founded in Egypt in 1928 as an Islamist religious, political, and social movement. Their motto is "Allah is our objective. The Prophet is our leader. The Qur'an is our law. Jihad is our way. Dying in the way of Allah is our highest hope." As you know probably know, "Jihad" is the Muslim term for a holy war against non-Muslim believers. Throughout the years the Muslim Brotherhood has spread to other Muslim countries, but its largest following is still in Egypt, where it remains the largest and most disciplined political opposition force. Today the Muslim Brotherhood has branches in 70 countries and has taken part in the majority of pro-Islamic conflicts, from the Algerian War of Independence to the more recent conflicts in Afghanistan. The Muslim Brotherhood is related to known terrorist organizations, as well as numerous organizations working within the United States to further its goals.

I have been meeting with fellow Members of Congress, as well as experts on the Muslim Brotherhood, for quite a while in an attempt to get a more complete understanding of the organization and its intentions within our country, and what I have learned concerns me. We need to expose the Muslim Brotherhood for what it is, and expose those Brotherhood members who may be attempting to subvert our government, in order to preserve our democratic way of life. With this in mind, I support monitoring the actions of the Muslim Brotherhood and gathering evidence to further the case that the organization itself is a terrorist organization. On June 14, 2012, I signed onto a letter with four of my colleagues to the Inspectors General of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, the Department of Defense, the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Justice, and the Department of State seeking answers about our government's involvement with the Muslim Brotherhood. I questioned in particular the direct influence of Muslim Brotherhood operatives on our federal government and requested that a formal investigation begin to evaluate the extent of their involvement.

It was my hope that these letters to the Inspectors General would result in our government taking a hard look at the Muslim Brotherhood and taking necessary steps to stop this organization and its agents before it is too late. Let me be clear, my intent in signing these letters was to focus on the Muslim Brotherhood, not any one individual, and I regret that the attention on one specific letter has shifted from the Brotherhood to a particular person. Regardless, I look forward to working with the State Department to examine any influence the Muslim Brotherhood may have had or does have within the department.

While the Muslim Brotherhood may not have the name recognition of al-Qaeda or the Taliban, it that does not mean they do not have the potential to be just as deadly. As a member of Congress it is my duty to ensure our government is actively working to stop any attempts by individuals or organizations to harm our nation, and the U.S. government in federal court has established that the Muslim Brotherhood's mission in the United States is "destroying the Western civilization from within." We cannot ignore the Muslim Brotherhood and must look into their operations and membership.

Thank you again for contacting me. It is an honor to serve Georgia's Third Congressional District and hearing from constituents gives me the opportunity to better understand how issues impact Georgians and people across the nation.



For any further information regarding current legislation and my representation of Georgia, please feel free to visit http://westmoreland.house.gov and sign up for my monthly newsletter, http://westmoreland.house.gov/Forms/EmailSignup.



Sincerely,

Lynn A Westmoreland

Member of Congress

I've known for a long time this guys is a piece of shiat. He's one of the most vociferous "flag wavers" out there, yet consistently shoots down any measure that might possibly beneft military personnel and veterans. Fark him. I'm voting on the way home from work, and I'd vote for Kim Kardashian before I'd vote for him.
 
2012-07-31 02:23:19 PM

Citrate1007: She will not be re-elected, even in the farked up white male gerrymandered district she comes from. Minnesotans don't take kindly to people who cause a ruckus.


I wish I could believe that, unless you have a [citation] that supports that notion?
 
2012-07-31 02:24:37 PM

lj1330: Well, that's what you get for inviting the religious right into your party/politics in general. The reason she garners support depends upon a people used to the effectiveness of "believing something in the absence of proof" (faith).


Indeed. Thanks a lot, Reagan. You asshole.
 
2012-07-31 02:27:49 PM
Just when you though the right-wing nutters couldn't get any more stupid, Michele Bachmann opens her mouth. She's stating to make Sarah Palin look normal.
 
2012-07-31 02:28:12 PM
Second Greenlight! WOOT!
/Michelle Bachman and the Happy Hotel.
 
2012-07-31 02:29:35 PM
the derp knows no limit... its above 9000

/someonce could shop in her dumb face into that image and it would be sweet
 
2012-07-31 02:31:55 PM

Jim_Callahan: Does one random chick that no one listens to because she's alienated literally every potential political ally by spouting crazy shiat really qualify as a witch hunt? I'm not debating that she's trying to start a witch hunt, I'm questioning her basic intellectual and political capability to execute one with even a modicum of success.


No one listens to her here - we've all been overexposed to her batshiat insanity and have developed a tolerance. She is however, expanding her influence to foreign lands such as Egypt, where a crowd started a riot against Hillary Clinton's motorcade to protest the american government's involvement with the Muslim Brotherhood which recently assumed power in their nation.
 
2012-07-31 02:32:06 PM
Her husband is a frequent visitor to Diagon Alley, I'm pretty sure.
 
2012-07-31 02:38:44 PM

what_now: I just want to point something out here:

Michelle Bachman first made a national name for herself in 2008 when she called on Congress to be investigated for anti- Americanism.

Before that, only political nerds knew her as a batshiat crazy lady who liked to hide in the bushes and spy on gay rights protests, but when she went on Hardball and channeled the ghost of Joe McCarthy, people paid attention, and decided this was a dingbat that needed to get out of elected office.

At the time, her opponent was a man named- I shiat you not- Elwyn Tinklenberg, and although he received $750,000 in the 48 hours following Bachman's apperance on Hardball, he still lost.

In 2010, the DNC ran a candidate no one had ever heard of, and she lost.

Now, in 2012, the DNC has decided to run a man named Jim Graves, who owns a hotel, and seems to have very little support from the national party.

It seems pretty clear to me that the Democratic Party has NO INTEREST in getting rid of Michelle Bachman. Sure, she's a dangerous sociopath who publishes absurd conspiracy theories and makes the state of Minnesota look deranged, but DAMN is she a useful tool to fund raise against.


Well, it's also very hard to kick out an incumbent member of Congress. The fact that most Congressional districts are heavily dominated by voters from one party or the other plus the natural benefits that incumbency brings makes this nearly impossible most of the time.
 
2012-07-31 02:39:20 PM
Ned Stark 2012-07-31 02:03:12 PM

DjangoStonereaver: Its official now: anyone who votes Republican is suffering from some form of mental retardation.

[Obvious]
Redlit(WAAAAAHHHH Old news submitted as new)


We make popsicles out of the heads of people like you.
 
2012-07-31 02:41:47 PM

Jim_Callahan: Does one random chick that no one listens to because she's alienated literally every potential political ally by spouting crazy shiat really qualify as a witch hunt? I'm not debating that she's trying to start a witch hunt, I'm questioning her basic intellectual and political capability to execute one with even a modicum of success.

I mean, when the only Texas Rep you can get to sign on to something anti-Muslim is farking Gohmert, our state's version of the smelly kid no one on the playground wants to hang with, I think you officially have no friends in congress whatsoever. Our guys sign arbitrarily authoritarian bullshiat like it's going out of style when it comes from anyone else. The executive branch is going to regard complaints by someone of her influence as the equivalent of "old man yells at cloud", the largest reaction she can hope for is brief, mild amusement. She's lucky if her letters were even read.


The problem is that she isn't laughed out of the party for shiat like this. She still sits on the Committee on Intelligence, which means she can pull some strings with groups that can investigiate her insane claims.
 
2012-07-31 02:45:00 PM
Coming soon, Marcus Bachmann and the Half-Naked Poolboy
 
2012-07-31 02:46:35 PM
this insane dumb biatch is also a bigot
 
2012-07-31 02:49:17 PM

tnpir: Citrate1007: She will not be re-elected, even in the farked up white male gerrymandered district she comes from. Minnesotans don't take kindly to people who cause a ruckus.

I wish I could believe that, unless you have a [citation] that supports that notion?


Latest polls I've seen show her still ahead 48-43, but slipping. Lots can happen between now and November, but I don't see her losing.
 
2012-07-31 02:55:08 PM

liam76: The problem is that she isn't laughed out of the party for shiat like this. She still sits on the Committee on Intelligence, which means she can pull some strings with groups that can investigiate her insane claims.


I agree that she's not _totally_ without influence, but actually imposing repercussions on the executive branch requires a lot stronger set of supporters within congress than I think she really has here. The intelligence committee is only as effective a control on the executive branch as the rest of congress is willing to lay the smack down on the executive for laughing at her requests and ignoring them to the full extent of the law (that's a lot of ignoring).

Basically it comes down to horse-trading, you need some folks willing to spend at least minimal political capital to get your back when you need it. And Bachmann is astonishingly terrible at this, something mostly but not entirely separate from being batshiat insane. Plenty of congressmen are equally crazy, but they don't manage to publicly embarass the party on almost a weekly basis and regularly torpedo votes and alliances others have put loads of effort into building.

Sure, she'll keep the committee seat, I imagine, the party needs the bodies there to cast the votes they want. But will they back her up on the votes she wants? The vibe I'm getting from her obviously desperate selection of allies on this one is a big fat "no".
 
2012-07-31 02:57:24 PM

mrshowrules: this insane dumb biatch is also a bigot


I think more than just a bigot, she is a manipulative biatch who plays off of racism. So many people accuse her of being stupid but I see this more as calculated and soulless
 
2012-07-31 02:58:27 PM
Michelle Bachmann and the Transparent Beard
 
2012-07-31 02:58:32 PM

kronicfeld: [i2.cdn.turner.com image 214x122]

Hey, someone threw Kal Penn some work.


shiat you not, Kal Penn actually gave up acting for a post in the Obama administration.

I read it on the Internet so it must be true.
 
2012-07-31 03:02:44 PM

what_now: I just want to point something out here:

Michelle Bachman first made a national name for herself in 2008 when she called on Congress to be investigated for anti- Americanism.

Before that, only political nerds knew her as a batshiat crazy lady who liked to hide in the bushes and spy on gay rights protests, but when she went on Hardball and channeled the ghost of Joe McCarthy, people paid attention, and decided this was a dingbat that needed to get out of elected office.

At the time, her opponent was a man named- I shiat you not- Elwyn Tinklenberg, and although he received $750,000 in the 48 hours following Bachman's apperance on Hardball, he still lost.

In 2010, the DNC ran a candidate no one had ever heard of, and she lost.

Now, in 2012, the DNC has decided to run a man named Jim Graves, who owns a hotel, and seems to have very little support from the national party.

It seems pretty clear to me that the Democratic Party has NO INTEREST in getting rid of Michelle Bachman. Sure, she's a dangerous sociopath who publishes absurd conspiracy theories and makes the state of Minnesota look deranged, but DAMN is she a useful tool to fund raise against.


[what_now-for-prez.jpg]
 
2012-07-31 03:03:44 PM

thismomentinblackhistory: [what_now-for-prez.jpg]


I'd vote for her. Seems to have her shiat together.
 
2012-07-31 03:04:05 PM
I just want to know whether or not she's on the Mitney "short list" for VP. At least she's not one of them aliens. Meaning "foreign-born" and not from America.

/them space aliens is a whole 'nother problem
 
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