BREAKING: BACHMANN PLEDGES TO BAN PORNOGRAPHY | Tonight, Michelle Bachmann became the first presidential candidate to sign a pledge created by THE FAMiLY LEADER, an influential social-conservative group in Iowa. By signing the pledge Bachmann “vows” to “uphold the institution of marriage as only between one man and one women” by committing herself to 14 specifics steps. The ninth step calls for the banning of “all forms” of pornography. The pledge also states that homosexuality is both a choice and a health risk. You can read all the details of the pledge here.
“BUT SOFT PORN IS OKAY, LIKE ON SKIN-EMAX,” she later clarified.
I would like to officially ban Michelle Bachmann.
2012 presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann releases her first ad, calling herself “the unifying choice that will beat Obama.”
Because nothing says you’re a unifier like:
- signing a pledge that says children born into slavery had a better chance of being raised by (their definition of) a family
- telling gay people you think their homosexuality is a health risk
- trying to pass a constitutional amendment that would ban same-sex marriage
- comparing gay and transgendered people to pedophiles
- saying your Muslim colleague in Congress pals around with terrorists
- believing the government collecting taxes is kinda sorta like the Holocaust
- proposing massive cuts to veterans’ benefits and veteran health care spending (before backing off)
The phrase from “The Marriage Vow” reads:
Slavery had a disastrous impact on African-American families, yet sadly a child born into slavery in 1860 was more likely to be raised by his mother and father in a two-parent household than was an African-American baby born after the election of the USA’s first African-American President.
Keep up the blind hate, Republicans!We won’t forget.
A pessimist in me is terrified that this isn’t going to make a difference to the part of the population that is likely to vote for Bachmann (or any Republican) no matter what. But yes, those of us with an ounce of intelligence, common sense, and integrity will not forget this travesty.
ABC News’s Brian Ross reports on presidential candidate Michele Bachmann’s company, Bachmann & Associates (which she runs with her husband), and the “treatments” it offers promising to “cure” gay people and “convert” them into heterosexuals. The report features undercover video shot by a group called Truth Wins Out; ABC News notes that the business is a “major source of income” for the Bachmann’s.
If Michele Bachmann doesn’t outright disgust you after this, well, there’s no hope for you.
This should be criminal. It’s not opinion. It’s misleading and is the opposite of informing the public good.
Pull Fox News’s FCC license. This should be enough of a reason. It really should be.
Fox News’s coverage of the phone-hacking scandal is unbelievable. Fucking unbelievable. Thousands (millions?) of people will watch this and believe that the News of the World were victims of the scandal rather than the criminals that perpetrated it. I could not be more shocked to see this on a news station. (Via James Fallows)
This is disgusting. This scandal isn’t some group of wackos hacking into the “news” organization (tabloid or other) this is about the “news” agency hacking into private citizen’s lives for a story.
I don’t even have words for this shit…
Why are people surprised? Doesn’t Rupert Murdoch own Fox News? It’s his baby as much as the News of the World, and they will always and forever skew the reality to protect themselves. The millions of people who watch and believe anything out of Fox News were, sadly, morons to begin with. This will not make them any more or less so.
I would hope that FCC might pull their license. Better yet, pull Murdoch’s license to start or maintain ANY media outlets, ever. But I am a realist and I don’t think FCC is immune to the shitload of money or being bought. That’s the only explanation as to why Fox News still exists and operates under the moniker of “News.”
In case you needed any more evidence that a principle tenet of the modern GOP is to transfer ever-increasing amounts of wealth upward from the poor and the middle class to the economic elites, along comes Michele Bachmann to provide all the evidence you could ever need. And you know it’s especially bad when Rupert Murdoch’s Wall Street Journal feels the need to weigh in:Republican presidential candidates have been resolutely opposed to tax increases in the debate over the nation’s budget straits, but Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann this week suggested there’s one group that needs to be paying more: poor people who pay nothing now.
At a town-hall meeting Tuesday given by the South Carolina Christian Chamber of Commerce in Columbia, a questioner noted that major U.S. corporations are paying “very few dollars of federal income taxes, if any.” He prefaced his point by saying the Bible advises us to render unto Caesar what Caesar is due.
Ms. Bachmann turned the conversation elsewhere: “Part of the problem is today, only 53% pay any federal income tax at all; 47% pay nothing,” the former federal tax attorney said. “We need to broaden the base so that everybody pays something, even if it’s a dollar.”
This is Bachmann logic: wealthy corporations paying no income taxes isn’t a problem, but poor people who don’t even make enough to pay income taxes or who have their tax burden wholly offset by deductions like, for example, taking care of children—well, those worthless losers had better start funneling more money up the supply chain, in Bachmann’s worldview.
The best part? Raising taxes on the poor will be good for them, because it’ll mean the rich won’t have to pay as much—which is good for poor people, because:Doug Sachtleben, a campaign spokesman, said Ms. Bachmann believes “everyone benefits from taxes paid into the system, and everybody should participate.” But, he said, that would ultimately redound to the benefit of the poor. A fairer, simpler, flatter tax system would ease the hit on “job creators” and boost the economy, which would raise all boats, he said.
Got that? If you’re struggling to get by, your problem is that not enough of your money is going to pad the coffers of rich people. Just a little bit more, says Bachmann, and they’ll create a better job for you. Because it’s exactly like the Heritage Foundation says: if you have a ceiling fan and a microwave, what the hell are you complaining about?
Heh… maybe the fact that the middle class carries more tax burden than the “upper” class?
But hey, I’m not allowed to complain about anything because I have a car, an apartment and a television.
This woman … ugh!
And if you still think Santorum was referring to Obama’s environmental policy was he said the President had a “phony theology,” then you are a deluded idiot.