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(Politico)   The Voltron of Derp goes to Egypt   (politico.com) divider line 108
    More: Asinine, Louie Gohmert, Egypt, Egyptian Military, Morsi, war on terrorism, General Sisi  
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2013-09-10 05:25:02 AM
At one point (Maddow aired part of it) Bachmann said "nine one one" rather than "nine eleven". My wife paused the TiVo and ran upstairs to have the following conversation with our 10 year old daughter:

Wife: when I say nine eleven what am I talking about?
Daughter: planes crashing into buildings
W: when I say nine one one what am I talking about?
D: fire trucks

Congratuations, Rep. Bachmann. You are not smarter than a fifth grader.
 
2013-09-10 08:51:59 AM
Bachman could have been our vice president.  If that doesn't scare the hell out of you....
 
2013-09-10 08:52:38 AM
Egypt, you had your chance to do something good here. Yet you let them leave alive.
 
2013-09-10 08:56:05 AM

LasersHurt: Egypt, you had your chance to do something good here. Yet you let them leave alive.


You know those three would just LOVE to become martyrs.  They deserve to live out the rest of their lives in a mental hospital.
 
2013-09-10 08:56:25 AM
Gohmert compared the man now running Egypt, Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, to George Washington

Imagine the right-wing insanity if Obama said that.
 
2013-09-10 08:58:24 AM

LasersHurt: Egypt, you had your chance to do something good here. Yet you let them leave alive.


Rape is kind of a problem over there. In this case, it's a problem because these three didn't get raped.
 
2013-09-10 08:58:57 AM
Also, this isn't quite on the level of "Pick-Up Secrets the Liberal Media Doesn't Want You to Know", but it's close:

1 STOCK OBAMA DOESN'T WANT YOU TO KNOW ABOUT?
 
2013-09-10 09:03:05 AM
First off, the comparison to an SNL skit is spot on, they have that empty stare the SNL cast gets when portraying politicians, I keep expecting this week's guest to come wandering into the frame...

Next, WTF is this:

In the video posted by the Washington Post's Max Fisher, Bachmann thanks the Egyptian military for overthrowing former President Mohammed Morsi and cracking down against the "great evil" and "common enemy" of the Muslim Brotherhood.

And then this:

Gohmert compared the man now running Egypt, Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, to George Washington and said the "bloodthirsty Muslim Brothers" want to "destabilize things" and seek "that large caliphate."

Did I read all that wrong, or did Bachmann throw her support behind the Muslim Brotherhood, while Gohmert called them out? Did these guys not have a meeting before this, or were they walking through a room, saw a couple of mics, and just started talking?
 
2013-09-10 09:03:18 AM
When did the Onion start doing live-action sequences?
 
2013-09-10 09:06:47 AM
Nothing says democracy like a military junta.

LasersHurt: Egypt, you had your chance to do something good here. Yet you let them leave alive.


Couldn't risk zombie derp
 
2013-09-10 09:07:37 AM

OdradekRex: Bachman could have been our vice president.  If that doesn't scare the hell out of you....


So we got this instead.  Wonderful.
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2013-09-10 09:07:51 AM

Mikey1969: First off, the comparison to an SNL skit is spot on, they have that empty stare the SNL cast gets when portraying politicians, I keep expecting this week's guest to come wandering into the frame...

Next, WTF is this:

In the video posted by the Washington Post's Max Fisher, Bachmann thanks the Egyptian military for overthrowing former President Mohammed Morsi and cracking down against the "great evil" and "common enemy" of the Muslim Brotherhood.

And then this:

Gohmert compared the man now running Egypt, Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, to George Washington and said the "bloodthirsty Muslim Brothers" want to "destabilize things" and seek "that large caliphate."

Did I read all that wrong, or did Bachmann throw her support behind the Muslim Brotherhood, while Gohmert called them out? Did these guys not have a meeting before this, or were they walking through a room, saw a couple of mics, and just started talking?

You read it wrong. The 'great evil' and 'common enemy' are being used as descriptors for the Muslim Brotherhood, It's poorly phrased on the part of the writer.
 
2013-09-10 09:08:57 AM
I'm not falling for it. That has to be a Jimmy Kimmel skit.
 
2013-09-10 09:09:49 AM

Sensual Tyrannosaurus: You read it wrong. The 'great evil' and 'common enemy' are being used as descriptors for the Muslim Brotherhood, It's poorly phrased on the part of the writer.


Which, given that it's politico, is not surprising AT ALL.
 
2013-09-10 09:10:32 AM
Derp Rangers assemble!  Shape of propeller beanie!
 
2013-09-10 09:10:47 AM
i wonder how much they were paid for that
   errm  recieved as donations
 
2013-09-10 09:11:35 AM
Are they so stupid that it's simply farcical rather than treasonous?
 
2013-09-10 09:12:18 AM

Zeb Hesselgresser: OdradekRex: Bachman could have been our vice president.  If that doesn't scare the hell out of you....

So we got this instead.  Wonderful.
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A quick google search shows that is not an accurate quote...
 
2013-09-10 09:12:24 AM
As a staunch conservative, I too support military juntas crushing nascent democracies.

"I want to assure the people of Egypt that I, as a member of Congress, will stand strong in support of continuing military support, United States support financially, to stand for the military in Egypt," Bachmann said in the video.

So how does the teabag community reconcile this? What happened to no more foreign aid, taxed enough already, etc?
 
2013-09-10 09:13:48 AM
Many Egyptians refer to YouTube clips played repeatedly by the pro-military news media, quoting Representative Louie Gohmert, Republican of Texas, who recently equated giving $1.5 billion in aid to the Morsi government with support for terrorists. Link
 
2013-09-10 09:13:50 AM

Zeb Hesselgresser: OdradekRex: Bachman could have been our vice president.  If that doesn't scare the hell out of you....

So we got this instead.  Wonderful.
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Is this an attempt at deflection?
 
2013-09-10 09:14:51 AM
Voltron of Derp is just excellent. Thank you for that subby.
 
2013-09-10 09:15:00 AM

Mikey1969: Did I read all that wrong, or did Bachmann throw her support behind the Muslim Brotherhood, while Gohmert called them out? Did these guys not have a meeting before this, or were they walking through a room, saw a couple of mics, and just started talking?



She wasn't throwing her weight behind the Muslim Brotherhood, she's just a horrible speaker, so on paper, technically, she did. Part of the problem, in general, with the bastardization of the English Language by most of us, and specifically with Bachman for sounding like an idiot.

In the video posted by the Washington Post's Max Fisher, Bachmann thanks the Egyptian military for overthrowing former President Mohammed Morsi and cracking down against the "great evil" and "common enemy" of the Muslim Brotherhood.


Technically on paper, the word "of" we be applied to mean The Muslim Brotherhoods "common enemy" but in the context of Bachman speaking, she's saying that the Muslim Brotherhood is the "great evil" and "common enemy" - replace the word "of" with "being" and you'll get her intended meaning.

That being said, I couldn't watch more than a few minutes of her speaking; at first when I flipped to Maddow, I thought she was just cherry picking and turned channels, then I saw her speaking unedited, on Fox no less, and decided to watch. About the tenth time she mentioned "Muslim Brotherhood" in a two minute period, even if the context didn't fit, I gave up altogether.

She is not a good "mouthpiece" for conservatives; period.
 
2013-09-10 09:17:28 AM
This is almost literally unbelievable.
 
2013-09-10 09:17:48 AM
Here are the leaders of your party, Republicans. Aren't you just so proud ?
 
2013-09-10 09:18:07 AM

Sensual Tyrannosaurus: It's poorly phrased on the part of the writer.


It's kind of sad that I chalked it up to being poorly phrased by Mrs. Bachman, just going from hearing another portion of her speech.
 
2013-09-10 09:19:11 AM
When the Egyptian military machinegunned 500+ protestors about a month ago, it's not like they used GAS.
 
2013-09-10 09:19:58 AM

Mikey1969: First off, the comparison to an SNL skit is spot on, they have that empty stare the SNL cast gets when portraying politicians, I keep expecting this week's guest to come wandering into the frame...


Yeah, I thought so too, but mre for this gem:

- unbelievable, ludicrous, almost comic if it wasn't so painful.

Now THAT'S an SNL skit, alright.
 
2013-09-10 09:20:45 AM

Zeb Hesselgresser: OdradekRex: Bachman could have been our vice president.  If that doesn't scare the hell out of you....

So we got this instead.  Wonderful.
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You know he never said that, right?
 
2013-09-10 09:20:47 AM

Mikey1969: First off, the comparison to an SNL skit is spot on, they have that empty stare the SNL cast gets when portraying politicians, I keep expecting this week's guest to come wandering into the frame...

Next, WTF is this:

In the video posted by the Washington Post's Max Fisher, Bachmann thanks the Egyptian military for overthrowing former President Mohammed Morsi and cracking down against the "great evil" and "common enemy" of the Muslim Brotherhood.

And then this:

Gohmert compared the man now running Egypt, Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, to George Washington and said the "bloodthirsty Muslim Brothers" want to "destabilize things" and seek "that large caliphate."

Did I read all that wrong, or did Bachmann throw her support behind the Muslim Brotherhood, while Gohmert called them out? Did these guys not have a meeting before this, or were they walking through a room, saw a couple of mics, and just started talking?


I read it as the Muslim Brotherhood being the great evil and common enemy.  Admittedly, I had to read it 3 times for it to make sense.
 
2013-09-10 09:20:53 AM

Zeb Hesselgresser: OdradekRex: Bachman could have been our vice president.  If that doesn't scare the hell out of you....

So we got this instead.  Wonderful.
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This is a lie, of course; Biden didn't say that.

And if you Google "no ordinary american biden", you get a comprehensive list of every sh*tty right-wing blog on the internet.

It's almost as if lying was a way of life for these people.
 
2013-09-10 09:21:30 AM
Gohmert compared the man now running Egypt, Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, to George Washington and said the "bloodthirsty Muslim Brothers" want to "destabilize things"

//by getting elected in a popular vote, you know America spreading democracy across the middle east
 
2013-09-10 09:22:52 AM

Wooly Bully: Zeb Hesselgresser: OdradekRex: Bachman could have been our vice president.  If that doesn't scare the hell out of you....

So we got this instead.  Wonderful.
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This is a lie, of course; Biden didn't say that.

And if you Google "no ordinary american biden", you get a comprehensive list of every sh*tty right-wing blog on the internet.

It's almost as if lying was a way of life for these people.


Its typed on a picture of him, it must be true!  The internets don't lie!
 
2013-09-10 09:24:00 AM
Next stop, bowing to Saudi princes?
 
2013-09-10 09:24:32 AM

Zeb Hesselgresser: OdradekRex: Bachman could have been our vice president.  If that doesn't scare the hell out of you....

So we got this instead.  Wonderful.


Don't quotation marks go around something a person actually said? Or do you believe there is no difference between "no real law-abiding citizens fear infringement of their Constitutional rights" and "no ordinary American cares about their Constitutional rights"? You can dispute his claim freely, but you have to admit the words you're claiming he said has a vastly different meaning than what he actually said.
 
2013-09-10 09:24:46 AM
Bachmann regarding providing military support to Egypt at about 2:10 in that video: "...the equipment that you have so bravely used to capture terrorists and to take care of this menace that is on your border".  Ok, what does she mean by that?  What "menace on your border"?  Is Egypt being attacked by a bordering country?  Honestly, what does she mean?

Those microphones were oddly placed too.  Also, she needs to add at the end of that "oh btw I step down from congress in about a year LOL good luck!".
 
2013-09-10 09:25:16 AM

LasersHurt: Egypt, you had your chance to do something good here. Yet you let them leave alive.


Wooly Bully: Rape is kind of a problem over there. In this case, it's a problem because these three didn't get raped.


www.addictinginfo.org
 
2013-09-10 09:26:17 AM
Any citizen of the United States, wherever he may be, who, without authority of the United States, directly or indirectly commences or carries on any correspondence or intercourse with any foreign government or any officer or agent thereof, with intent to influence the measures or conduct of any foreign government or of any officer or agent thereof, in relation to any disputes or controversies with the United States, or to defeat the measures of the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both.
 
2013-09-10 09:28:10 AM
I cringed when they kept bringing up their meeting with the Coptic leaders -- If the genuine bad guys in Egypt use what they said as pretext for slaughtering more of these people, then Bachmann and King and Gohmert will have blood on their hands.
 
2013-09-10 09:28:34 AM

Dr Dreidel: LasersHurt: Egypt, you had your chance to do something good here. Yet you let them leave alive.

Wooly Bully: Rape is kind of a problem over there. In this case, it's a problem because these three didn't get raped.

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2013-09-10 09:28:50 AM

monoski: //by getting elected in a popular vote, you know America spreading democracy across the middle east


Simply getting elected doesn't automatically mean democratic rule.
 
2013-09-10 09:30:18 AM

Frozboz: Bachmann regarding providing military support to Egypt at about 2:10 in that video: "...the equipment that you have so bravely used to capture terrorists and to take care of this menace that is on your border".  Ok, what does she mean by that?  What "menace on your border"?  Is Egypt being attacked by a bordering country?  Honestly, what does she mean?

Those microphones were oddly placed too.  Also, she needs to add at the end of that "oh btw I step down from congress in about a year LOL good luck!".


Egyptians.  The billions in aid that America has sent for decades was in MILITARY aid to a MILITARY dictatorship. Military dictatorships need guns and tanks and ammo to hold onto power against their own population, who tend to frown upon being brutally repressed.

  I'm sure your average Egyptian understands.
 
2013-09-10 09:31:58 AM

Dusk-You-n-Me: Many Egyptians refer to YouTube clips played repeatedly by the pro-military news media, quoting Representative Louie Gohmert, Republican of Texas, who recently equated giving $1.5 billion in aid to the Morsi government with support for terrorists. Link


I thought we finally had a bit of agreement between Tea Party types and peacenik liberals that we should stay out of Middle Eastern civil wars? Members of the least powerful elected office in the country stopping by to endorse the military government with the US seal of approval just makes things harder on us over there as being seen as uninvolved (since Muslim Brotherhood supporters are convinced we backed the coup and their opponents are convinced we were keeping Morsi in power with our military aid), they know that right?
 
2013-09-10 09:34:25 AM

TheDarkSaintOfGin: Mikey1969: First off, the comparison to an SNL skit is spot on, they have that empty stare the SNL cast gets when portraying politicians, I keep expecting this week's guest to come wandering into the frame...

Next, WTF is this:

In the video posted by the Washington Post's Max Fisher, Bachmann thanks the Egyptian military for overthrowing former President Mohammed Morsi and cracking down against the "great evil" and "common enemy" of the Muslim Brotherhood.

And then this:

Gohmert compared the man now running Egypt, Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, to George Washington and said the "bloodthirsty Muslim Brothers" want to "destabilize things" and seek "that large caliphate."

Did I read all that wrong, or did Bachmann throw her support behind the Muslim Brotherhood, while Gohmert called them out? Did these guys not have a meeting before this, or were they walking through a room, saw a couple of mics, and just started talking?

I read it as the Muslim Brotherhood being the great evil and common enemy.  Admittedly, I had to read it 3 times for it to make sense.


Really? You were able to read a Bachmann Mind Nugget 3x? You are definitely a trooper! Once is almost too much for the common man.
 
2013-09-10 09:35:03 AM

phaseolus: I cringed when they kept bringing up their meeting with the Coptic leaders -- If the genuine bad guys in Egypt use what they said as pretext for slaughtering more of these people, then Bachmann and King and Gohmert will have blood on their hands.


You say that like that wasn't their intention.

Create Martyrs, Justify crusades. Plus added bonus derp: "Obama will defend Muslims in Syria, but not Christians in Egypt"
 
2013-09-10 09:36:06 AM
The trouble ain't that there is too many fools, but that the lightning ain't distributed right.
 
2013-09-10 09:36:41 AM
I don't want to try and defend this lunacy, so instead I'm going to try and derail the thread by bretibarting Joe Biden.
 
2013-09-10 09:40:38 AM
Jeezuz, it's like the holy trinity of intellectual asphyxiation.   I'm just wondering how Egypt didn't collapse in on itself in a derp black hole.
 
2013-09-10 09:42:14 AM

Dr Dreidel: LasersHurt: Egypt, you had your chance to do something good here. Yet you let them leave alive.

Wooly Bully: Rape is kind of a problem over there. In this case, it's a problem because these three didn't get raped.

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Neither are they. Or you. Yay for all of us.
 
2013-09-10 09:45:15 AM
NPR had some tea baggers spewing this same sort of hurp-a-derp on "Morning Edition" today.  My dog started whining, in confusion.
 
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