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(Shock Point)   Michelle Bachmann makes dramatic turn around and now will do whatever it takes to legalize gay marriage in Minnesota, as she promises to leave the state forever if it's legalized. Wait, she's against it? She might want to rethink her strategy   (dailycurrant.com) divider line 37
    More: Satire, Minnesota, Recognition of same-sex unions in Minnesota, Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, Eden Prairie, necrotizing fasciitis, Gomorrah, Peter DeFazio, same-sex marriages  
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2013-05-13 03:41:27 PM
6 votes:
When offering satire or parody relating to a complete loon like Michelle Bachmann, you really need to be over the top.  This isn't over the top enough--it sounds like something she would really say. Which makes it not very funny.
2013-05-13 02:56:28 PM
4 votes:
Best comment after the article:

1 Timothy 2:12 - I do not permit a woman to teach or to assume authority over a man; she must be quiet. This includes gay men.
2013-05-13 04:49:17 PM
3 votes:
That was the best demonstration of Poe's Law I've ever seen.
2013-05-13 04:25:23 PM
3 votes:
You know, Michelle Bachmann might be the one person whose marriage might actually be broken up if gays could legally wed their gay lovers.

www.urantiansojourn.com
2013-05-13 02:57:14 PM
3 votes:
Satire, people. Label it as such.
2013-05-13 04:47:37 PM
2 votes:
This is why the Daily Currant is both better and worse than the Onion: Better because they trick people more, on average, into believing their stories, worse because... the former is true because their stuff is only kinda chuckle-worthy at best. How is "crazy rightist threatens to move if the government doesn't do what they tell it" satirical? Right-wingers shriek that kind of nonsense ten times a day.
2013-05-13 04:47:07 PM
2 votes:
FTA:
"Sodom and Gomorrah thought they could defy the will of God - and we all know what happened to them."

You know, two cities that were destroyed because they were inhospitable to guests.

/Amused Jew.
2013-05-13 04:38:49 PM
2 votes:

Cyberluddite: When offering satire or parody relating to a complete loon like Michelle Bachmann, you really need to be over the top.  This isn't over the top enough--it sounds like something she would really say. Which makes it not very funny.


How can someone who talks like this be parodied?
2013-05-13 07:47:59 PM
1 votes:

FirstNationalBastard: You know, Michelle Bachmann might be the one person whose marriage might actually be broken up if gays could legally wed their gay lovers.

[www.urantiansojourn.com image 640x360]


She married a gay man, why can't others do the same?
2013-05-13 06:38:26 PM
1 votes:

demaL-demaL-yeH: FTA:
"Sodom and Gomorrah thought they could defy the will of God - and we all know what happened to them."

You know, two cities that were destroyed because they were inhospitable to guests.

/Amused Jew.


Ezekiel 16:49-50 "Behold, this was the guilt of your sister Sodom: she and her daughters had pride, excess of food, and prosperous ease, but did not aid the poor and needy."

If the Bible were true, America would have been wiped out long ago.
2013-05-13 06:02:23 PM
1 votes:
Congrats to Minnesota for joining the correct side of history!

The rest of you: get your shiat together!
2013-05-13 05:37:05 PM
1 votes:
<i>"The Bible is very clear on this issue," she told KSTP-TV this morning, "Homosexuality is a sin, and God will punish communities that support it. </i>

Meechy, I think you're a bit confused.  The bible is also very clear on killin, taking the Lord's name in vain, farkin your neighbors wife, and a slew of other things Minnesota allows.

But God's gonna crack down on teh gays?  He's kinda turning into a big ole pansy-assed pussy on that one, aint he?  I wonder what that says about your god?

/seriously, the guy wouldn't even put his peener in Mary!
2013-05-13 05:20:56 PM
1 votes:

From Philly to Boston: I still try and understand why Timothy's instructions and the whole shellfish are an abomination thing gets thrown out and the gay thing sticks.


Ever get sick from a bad batch of shrimp? Somebody did 2,500 years ago and they wrote it down. That's kinda what the Bible is about. Somebody pissed off about something and writing about it not even thinking some rubes 2,500 years later would think its some kind of God given law
2013-05-13 05:13:04 PM
1 votes:
Will her husband stay behind and marry his boyfriend?
Bf+
2013-05-13 05:06:31 PM
1 votes:
I knew it was a joke when subby used the term "re-think"
2013-05-13 05:05:53 PM
1 votes:
I was fooled too.  But look at the bright side.  Michelle might read this and think "Oh, I said that?  Well, I guess I have to pack and leave then......"  :-D
2013-05-13 04:59:47 PM
1 votes:

demaL-demaL-yeH: FTA: "Sodom and Gomorrah thought they could defy the will of God - and we all know what happened to them."

You know, two cities that were destroyed because they were inhospitable to guests.

/Amused Jew.


No, no...they were destroyed because of teh ghey.

/can't believe how often this lie is repeated by fundies
2013-05-13 04:58:41 PM
1 votes:

erveek: HighOnCraic: FirstNationalBastard: You know, Michelle Bachmann might be the one person whose marriage might actually be broken up if gays could legally wed their gay lovers.

[www.urantiansojourn.com image 640x360]

Marcus Bachmann makes Billy Crystal's character on "Soap" look like Billy Crystal's character in "Running Scared."

/That post makes me sound old.

Worse yet, it makes you sound like a Billy Crystal fan.


But he was funny back then!

/And get off my lawn!
2013-05-13 04:58:12 PM
1 votes:

unlikely: Cyberluddite: When offering satire or parody relating to a complete loon like Michelle Bachmann, you really need to be over the top.  This isn't over the top enough--it sounds like something she would really say. Which makes it not very funny.

There is no over-the-top enough. See: Poe's law.


I was going to ask for an example of something that's so over-the-top that it's impossible to believe that it spewed out of Guanopsychotic Shelly's maw.
2013-05-13 04:55:18 PM
1 votes:

common sense is an oxymoron: Cyberluddite: When offering satire or parody relating to a complete loon like Michelle Bachmann, you really need to be over the top.  This isn't over the top enough--it sounds like something she would really say. Which makes it not very funny.


This wasn't over-the-top enough?

"I've heard wonderful things about Eugene," she says, "and I think congressman DeFazio may be vulnerable to a challenge. They're the nicest people in the world out there, I'm sure we'd be welcomed with open arms."


Oh, thank God.  They totally had me there for a minute.  Whew!
2013-05-13 04:53:05 PM
1 votes:
In a subsequent interview with The Daily Currant Bachmann says she's not sure where she'll go if she leaves, but is seriously considering Oregon as a possibility since its constitution bans same sex marriage.
"I've heard wonderful things about Eugene," she says, "and I think congressman DeFazio may be vulnerable to a challenge. They're the nicest people in the world out there, I'm sure we'd be welcomed with open arms."


Wait... WHAT?!?!  NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!  For the love of God, DO NOT COME HERE, you crazy coont!  We are NOT nice people, really!  We are a bunch of unwashed, baby-eating infidels, I swear!

/goddammitsomuch
2013-05-13 04:50:25 PM
1 votes:

RexTalionis: Satire, people. Label it as such.


Thanks.  But since it is utterly believable it made for great fun.
2013-05-13 04:47:28 PM
1 votes:
The problem with doing a Bachmann parody, is that you often come across as more sane in your satire than the real person.
2013-05-13 04:47:20 PM
1 votes:

Cyberluddite: When offering satire or parody relating to a complete loon like Michelle Bachmann, you really need to be over the top.  This isn't over the top enough--it sounds like something she would really say. Which makes it not very funny.


I don't think the folks at the Daily Currant are going for "funny" -- I think they're deliberately trying to confuse us with realistic, but just slightly outrageous stories.
2013-05-13 04:46:32 PM
1 votes:

From Philly to Boston: I still try and understand why Timothy's instructions and the whole shellfish are an abomination thing gets thrown out and the gay thing sticks.


Because people don't like gays, so they hide behind the bible for their own intolerance. They like shellfish so they don't care about that.
2013-05-13 04:44:20 PM
1 votes:

unlikely: Cyberluddite: When offering satire or parody relating to a complete loon like Michelle Bachmann, you really need to be over the top.  This isn't over the top enough--it sounds like something she would really say. Which makes it not very funny.

There is no over-the-top enough. See: Poe's law.


At least, with folks like her or Santorum there is no over-the-top enough. For the most part, even most politicians or political positions can be obviously satirized (at least, obviously to most reasonable people; see: Abortion-plex reaction by pro-lifers), but people like Bachmann are impossible to satirize.
2013-05-13 04:44:04 PM
1 votes:
I swear to God, I thought this article was legit.
2013-05-13 04:41:50 PM
1 votes:
To be fair, she knows Marcus is long gone if he can legally marry another man.
2013-05-13 04:39:35 PM
1 votes:

From Philly to Boston: I still try and understand why Timothy's instructions and the whole shellfish are an abomination thing gets thrown out and the gay thing sticks.


Timothy's law upsets the modern womenfolk who make up 50% of the population. We in the LGBTQ community are 1 in 10 at best, and that's counting those in the closet, those who end up in opposite sex relationships and those who do not pair off. Also, shellfish are delicious. So if my boyfriend and I want equal rights it is easier to suppress us because 1, there are more of them and 2, we are not delicious (at least not literally).
2013-05-13 04:31:13 PM
1 votes:

FirstNationalBastard: You know, Michelle Bachmann might be the one person whose marriage might actually be broken up if gays could legally wed their gay lovers.

[www.urantiansojourn.com image 640x360]


Marcus Bachmann makes Billy Crystal's character on "Soap" look like Billy Crystal's character in "Running Scared."

/That post makes me sound old.
2013-05-13 04:30:41 PM
1 votes:

Cyberluddite: When offering satire or parody relating to a complete loon like Michelle Bachmann, you really need to be over the top.  This isn't over the top enough--it sounds like something she would really say. Which makes it not very funny.


There is no over-the-top enough. See: Poe's law.
2013-05-13 04:22:24 PM
1 votes:
Daily Currant is like the Onion, but with a straighter face.
2013-05-13 03:35:19 PM
1 votes:
Daily Currant = Onion Light.
2013-05-13 03:30:51 PM
1 votes:

4tehsnowflakes: I'd hit it, heck, she'd be calling out for Jeebus and speaking in tongues.  The pillow talk could be disastrous though.  For a legislator, she seems less than fully knowledgeable about how the law is supposed to work.


As long as she had sunglasses on. Those crazy eyes are an immediate boner killer.
2013-05-13 03:29:04 PM
1 votes:
No worries....we're not on a coherent topic.
2013-05-13 03:06:33 PM
1 votes:
I still try and understand why Timothy's instructions and the whole shellfish are an abomination thing gets thrown out and the gay thing sticks.
2013-05-13 03:00:52 PM
1 votes:
Michelle Bawk-Bawk-Bawkmann said what?
 
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