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In a barn-burning speech to social conservatives here, Michele Bachmann called Monday for abolishing the entire tax code and the Department of Education, labeled Planned Parenthood the "LensCrafters of big abortion" and slammed same-sex marriage advocates for going against what she called 5,000 years of human history.

Comfortably quoting from scripture, the Minnesota congresswoman said it was her faith that drove her to push for a ballot measure to criminalize same-sex marriage in the state — something she said might be possible this year because both state legislative houses are held by Republicans.

"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," Bachmann said during the latest installment of the Iowa Family Leader's presidential lecture series. "Not one in 5000 years of recorded human history. That's an astounding fact and it isn't until the last 12 years or so that we have seen for the first time in recorded human history marriage defined as anything other than between men and between women."

Bachmann delivered a scathing critique against the Department of Education, "along with a few other agencies, by the way, that I think we can live without." Those include the Department of Energy and the Department of Commerce. She said Planned Parenthood should lose its tax-exempt status — it's a nonprofit — and that Congress should use its power to limit the subjects that district courts can rule on.

That's because judges are "black-robed masters," she said, echoing a line she used during another recent trip to Iowa to lambaste the state Supreme Court justices whose ruling effectively legalized same-sex marriage in the state.

"That's what you had here in Iowa: black-robed masters," Bachmann said. "They are not our masters. They are not our morality. They are not put there to make the decisions."

Michele Bachmann, Politico 101 Comments [4/18/2011 7:14:31 AM]
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Brendan Rizzo

Wow she is completely fucking delusional. She has no idea what she is talking about, so how did she possibly advance as far as she has in politics? This just plain makes no sense.

4/18/2011 7:22:24 AM

JKat

"They are not put there to make the decisions."

Uhhhhh...

4/18/2011 7:27:51 AM

John_in_Oz

They are not put there to make the decisions.

Per dictionary.com:
Judge: a person appointed to decide in any competition, contest, or matter at issue; authorized arbiter

Sure sounds to me like they are there to make the decisions.

4/18/2011 7:30:45 AM

Serph-no-Okami

Ehm, excuse me, but how does somebody like this get to be a congresswoman? Aren't they supposed to be keeping their religion out of the state's affairs? How is it that I, a non-American, seem to know this better then a damn congresswoman? I mean...

*Head asplode*

4/18/2011 7:31:30 AM



"Comfortably quoting from scripture, the Minnesota congresswoman"

Do what your bible says bitch - get back in the kitchen and multiply for your saveyah!

Why oh why do you Americans let folk like this even get a sniff of power?

4/18/2011 7:36:08 AM

Xotan

"Michele Bachmann called Monday for abolishing the entire tax code and the Department of Education, labeled Planned Parenthood the "LensCrafters of big abortion" and slammed same-sex marriage advocates for going against what she called 5,000 years of human history"

This is nothing less than calling for revolution - a form of treason, I reckon.

When Jesus starts paying tax then his voice has a right to be heard in politics, but not until then. So this idiotic politician is again off the mark.

5000 years of history? I doubt Bachmann knows even her own country's history. I note the subtle change, though of the definition of marriage from 'between a man and a woman' to 'between men and women'. That takes care of polygamy and polyandry. It still doesn't explain David and Jonathan and Ruth and Naomi.

So let's be having taxation of religions that are raking in millions (billions?) every year. The US Deficit is of the order of 23 trillion, so it would be patriotic for churches to cough up the dosh.

As for judges... Add this to all that went before and you have as nice a piece of national treachery as you could wish for.

4/18/2011 7:46:29 AM

Mad_Jester

@ Xotan- You win twelve internets, and they should be arriving by courier within the week.

This is exactly why fundies shouldn't be given political clout. Also, this is exactly why first cousins shouldn't marry.


4/18/2011 7:50:44 AM

Swede

Why are you restricting it to 5000 years of recorded history? What about all the thousands of years before the latest 5000 years? Were there same-sex marriages during those years, or what?

Judges are put there to judge, strangely enough.

4/18/2011 7:51:31 AM

D Laurier

"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," Bachmann said during the latest installment of the Iowa Family Leader's presidential lecture series.
So Bachmann lied.
Historicaly marriage has been defined as:
An exchange of property between two ruling houses,
An alliance between two kingdoms,
A tie between two familys.
A purchase of a comodity.
And as an agreement between a man and his wives (plural), or between a woman and her husbands (plural)

"Not one in 5000 years of recorded human history. That's an astounding fact and it isn't until the last 12 years or so that we have seen for the first time in recorded human history marriage defined as anything other than between men and between women."
And Bachman lied gain.
See above.

4/18/2011 7:53:50 AM

TGRwulf

History revisionist much? Holy shit...

4/18/2011 7:57:44 AM



Even if that is true, why is that a reason not to have same sex marriage now? In 5,000 years of recorded human history there is not one example of anyone using the internet until the last few years. Criminalise the internet!

It's called progress, dear.

4/18/2011 7:58:21 AM

breakerslion

@Brendan Rizzo:

"Wow she is completely fucking delusional. She has no idea what she is talking about, so how did she possibly advance as far as she has in politics? This just plain makes no sense."

Change the gender and the same could be said for "Dubya." Didn't stop him from being elected, running amok, and crapping on the Bill of Rights, did it?

Somebody put up the "Jesusland" map, please? That's how these things happen.

Michele Bachman? I long for the day that someone says to you those 3-1/2 words you so richly deserve to hear: "You're under arrest!"

4/18/2011 7:58:42 AM

DevilsChaplain

Actually, judges are there precisely to make decisions...

4/18/2011 8:01:38 AM

Greater Good

Welp, I'm off to add Minnesota to the list of states I'll never live in.

While I'm sure that there are normal people living there, I don't want to be within 50 miles of this crazy bitch.

4/18/2011 8:17:42 AM

Headache

Ahhhh the batshit insane Bachmann...

Pair her up with Virginia Foxx for 2012 and the US have their dream team of crazy!

Here is Ms. Virginia "I am cuckoo crazy" Foxx in the Congress:
Crazy as can be I
Crazy as can be II
Crazy as can be III


USA - Land Of Crazy!


4/18/2011 8:19:12 AM

Osiris

I wonder what would happen if you pointed out to her that the Bible also strictly prohibits women from politics.

4/18/2011 8:27:45 AM

Raised by Horses


4/18/2011 8:44:38 AM

JVild

She's a lawyer FFS, this amount of stupidity HAS to be an act.

4/18/2011 8:52:48 AM

New Hope

The ONLY credit I'll give her is that her stance on the Dept. of Education is correct (all it is is one big bureaucratic mess that interferes with what should be a local matter).

The rest of this though, I don't know which would be worse...if she really is this ignorant or if she is pandering to those who are.

4/18/2011 8:53:45 AM

New Hope

The ONLY credit I'll give her is that her stance on the Dept. of Education is correct (all it is is one big bureaucratic mess that interferes with what should be a local matter).

The rest of this though, I don't know which would be worse...if she really is this ignorant or if she is pandering to those who are.

4/18/2011 8:55:12 AM

Mr.Nnamdi

Yeah, those judges shouldn't decide our morality; we should let you bat-shit insane fundies with the doublespeak "liberty" (In America, we all free!! Except for you. And you. You too.) do it for us instead.

Perfect sense.

4/18/2011 8:55:49 AM

navelgazer

Michele,
Please STFU! You are an embarrassment to the people of your district.

4/18/2011 8:58:35 AM

schism

I'd label Bachmann the stupidest elected official in the US, but the idea of verifying that statement terrifies me.

4/18/2011 9:01:01 AM

dionysus

Wow, you're completely ignorant of human history, Planned Parenthood, the judicial system, the Department of Education, AND scripture (Render unto Caesar ring a bell? How about women being subordinate to men?). Literally everything that comes out of your mouth is wrong. You're not fit to run a hot dog stand let alone be in a position of political power and I have to wonder what kind of morons live in your district that you were able to get elected. The only explanation I can think of is that you're so dumb and batty that you create a black hole of stupidity and craziness around you that causes IQ points and sanity to forever vanish into the void. Fuck, I know you're not supposed to judge a book by its cover but you even LOOK crazy.



I'd tell you to go get fucked but I want LESS people like you running around.

4/18/2011 9:08:28 AM

Berny

This woman is one clueless cunt (and I do not use the term lightly). Is there any part of the Constitution she wouldn't shit on?

4/18/2011 9:09:27 AM

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