Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Observations on Politics 4.13, TBFM

I may have mentioned before that I have a temper but I don't dwell on it because lately I’ve been doing a good job of keeping it under control. Well last night I was looking at headlines when I came across one that just made me want to scream or honestly just smack her. "Michele Bachman calls for criminalization of same-sex marriage during speech in Iowa." (l)

During a speech to the right-wing and anti-gay group The Family Leader Bachmann called Planned Parenthood the "LensCrafters of big abortion" and than said this, "In 5,000 years of recorded human history, neither in the east or in the west, has any society ever defined marriage as anything other than between men and women."

What a totally ignorant bitch. Numerous societies have a broader definition of marriage or family than that and a broader understanding of human sexuality than purely heterosexual. To me faith-based is in such direct opposition to fact-based that it starts to approach pathology. "If I believe it strongly enough, it's true!"  Iraq had WMD's, Obama is a foreign born Muslim socialist and the founding fathers wanted the American government to be based on a narrow, radical and extreme interpretation of the Bible. Believe it? It's true.

Igor Volsky of Think Progress was there and asked the Minnesota congresswoman if she agreed with the stance of group head Bob Vander Plaats that homosexuality is a risky lifestyle akin to smoking. Bachman's answer was "Um. I don’t have an answer on that. I don’t have an answer. Why don’t I have another question." Because you are so damn pathetic you don't deserve another question.

Bachman often quotes this verse from the Bible, "You shall not lie with a male as with a woman; it is an abomination" (Leviticus 18:22). Personally I think the first part of it is might be true, it's much better with a woman, but I have no first hand experience with a man to base that on so please no e-mails. The larger abomination here is that Bachman was elected to Congress at all and that she is taken seriously as a contender for the Republican nomination for President of the United States.

From this moment on I will simply refer to Bachman as 'TBFM' or  That bitch from Minnesota.


  1. My goodness! Michelle is one of the nuts on the lunatic fringe. What I love most is when Hannity and Limbaugh bring her on. Seriously, she thinks she's the belle at the ball when she's just the circus sideshow. If you could pump enough truth serum into those to guys, they'd admit she's a train wreck and only bring her on for the free laughs and scandal.

    No way do they believe what she does, but the know it scores ratings, panders to a lunatic fringe of their base and for the rest of conservatives, she sometimes says things in line with whatever the current mantra is.

    I'm not surprised by what she does, there have always been clowns in every rodeo but she thinks she's the master of ceremonies. Poor lil Michelle wouldn't stand a chance in a serious situation, rhetoric doesn't provide direction, only safe haven.

    As the overall 'dumb down' of America creeps on, she looks like a champion and believes her own hype. However her grasp of basic concepts are totally superficial. She's Palin with a different 'do and contacts.

    I firmly believe that most conservative men like her because they find her attractive enough to want to nail (just like Palin) because they'd scream for lower taxes and bigger armies the whole time. Gross.

    As for conservative women, holy smokes I'm lost at where they come from, the dark ages?

  2. Funny how Palin seems to be fading away and now we are stuck with Bachman. If anything she is worse, Palin just annoyed me where Bachman pisses me off.

    I don't know how much I go along with the 'dumb down' of America theories tho I do think a lot of the major media outlets just seem to pander to the lowest levels. I think most people care but have just become so tired and cynical of the whole process.

    But, like you said, it scores ratings. That's the only answer I have for her or Donald Trump.