Concerned that her platform of All Batshit Craziness All the Time — the components of which includes (1) Obamacare is an extinction-level event; (2) Jesus is my co-pilot; (3) HPV vaccines will mess up your brain and/or turn your daughters into ladies of the night; and (4) never look directly into a camera or else the terrorists win — is not batshit enough, Michele Bachmann has decided to dial up the batshit craziness to a whole notha level.
In a speech to the Family Research Council, some word-like sounds escaped Bachmann’s face-hole, and long story short, Michele Bachmann is concerned that some of her co-candidates are socialists. Not Obama-level socialists, mind you, but cheapskate or “frugal” socialists.
Speaking to the conservative Family Research Council, the Minnesota congresswoman explained that President Barack Obama was engaging in a “massive redistribution of wealth and a politics of Occupy Wall Street envy to achieve his purposes.”
“The president’s economic policies — most notable of which is Obamacare — represent the most ambitious social economic engineering project in this history of the United States,” Bachmann charged. “Contrast that with the 10th Amendment — I’m sorry the 10th Commandment — which teaches that we should not covet that which belongs to our neighbor.” Continue reading
Hey, Angry Black Ladies. I’ve been MIA lately because, well, quite frankly, the sheer stupidity by the Republicans over the debt ceiling being raised has demoralized me more than anything in Obama’s short tenure thus far–including the drama surrounding HCR. I tend to veer towards, “Why the fuck are they being so stupid, and why the fuck did the stoopid people of my country put these asshats in power?”, which is not conducive to thinking in a rational and reasonably-calm manner about the situation.
Now, let me take that to a local level. Most of you probably know that the MN government was shutdown for two weeks, the longest state government shutdown in the
history of our young countryat least a decade. My state used to be reliably blue with the odd exception of governor, but like other Midwest states, there are big pockets of red mixed in with the blue, and in 2010, as the country went, so did Minnesota. Both the House and the Senate are now ruled by the Republicans, and it’s only by the grace of 9,000 votes that we didn’t become Western Wisconsin. After the election, I was listening to Minnesota Public Radio (MPR), and they were interviewing people and how they voted. One guy said (and I’m paraphrasing), “I’m glad that the three branches are split between the Republicans and the Democrats so we can have a balanced government.”
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