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GOP Debate Audience Boos a Gay Soldier

There’s truly something wrong with an American – any American – that boos someone in the military.  Personally, I support their right to free speech, but do it in front of me and I’ll knock your block off.

At last night’s Republican debate, the audience did just that – they booed an American solider.  And, why did they do this?  Because he’s gay, like that gives them the right to be despicable human beings.

But, here’s the kicker – not one of the GOP Candidates for President stopped yakking their crap long enough to quiet the audience down.  Not one of them had the guts to say, “Hey, that’s a soldier, we don’t boo soldiers.”

PUSSIES – Every last stinking one of them.  Oh, they’ll stand up and thump their Bibles and wear their lapel flags, but they won’t really stand up for what’s right.  Michele Bachmann – that set of boobs with an empty head on top – will tell you no one should pay taxes, but she won’t stand up for someone who has served this country honorably.  Rick Santorum – there’s the boil on the butt of humanity – thinks that sexual orientation has to do with sex activity.  This brainac (and I mean that sarcastically) said:

I would say any type of sexual activity has absolutely no place in the military. The fact they are making a point to include it as a provision within the military that we are going to recognize a group of people and give them a special privilege to, and removing don’t ask don’t tell.

Special privilege? What an ass! Hey moron, it isn’t a special privilege to be able to be yourself without fear of losing your job.  I am completely out at work – probably one of the most out gays around – and it isn’t a special privilege.  It is my RIGHT as a God fearing, tax paying, American citizen to be able to go into work, do a good job and have no one complain because there is a picture of my beautiful wife on my desk.

The only thing this debate really proved is that there is a huge divide in this country: those who believe in the flag, the Constitution and Freedom and the other half are Republicans.

Michele Bachmann – A special kind of crazy!

First, Michele Bachmann states that she only became a lawyer because her husband wanted her to do so.  And, she paraphrased Ephesians 5:22 that a wife must submit to her husband.  A wife who submits to her husband is a wife who cannot be President of the United States.  If you believe that God only speaks to you through your husband, then you cannot be the leader of the free world.  Period.  We don’t want a President who will bow down and submit to anyone.  Remember the hoopla because President Obama bowed too low to another world leader?  How could we possibly stand for our President bowing down to her shrink husband?

Well, Bachmann is trying to back away from the statement, by saying the following:

Marcus and I will be married for 33 years this September 10th. I’m in love with him, I’m so proud of him. And what submission means to us—if that’s what your question is—is respect. I respect my husband…and he respects me as his wife. That’s how we operate our marriage. We respect each other, we love each other.

I looked up the definition of submissive and it doesn’t say anything about respect. Her whole thought process is crap. I don’t want Marcus Bachmann advising MY President on anything. The man is a total nutjob.

A vote for Michele Bachmann is a vote for crazy.

House Republicans – Full of Shit

I am just too disgusted and sick to my stomach by the crap the House Republicans (and four Democrats) passed.  Give me a break!  The cut the things that actually would help this country the most. (clean energy, infrastructure, education and job training)  Do they have any idea that our infrastructure needs a trillion dollar overhaul?  And, let’s not educate or train our people!  What’s the fun in that?  And, don’t even get me started on clean energy.

Where’s the cuts to the subsidies to the corporations that are making record profits?  Oh, no, let’s not make our rich friends unhappy.

Pandering to the Tea Party isn’t going to eventually cost them elections – it’s going to cost us our country.  And, why pass something that will just get vetoed anyway?

It’s a waste of time.  Amazing – it didn’t go far enough, so Michele Bachmann didn’t vote for it.  Way to show just how extreme you are, Bachmann!

Check out this blog post, if you would like to know about how wonderful your life would be if the Tea Party ran it.

I can’t even be bothered with being nice anymore.

Let’s throw Paul Ryan out of office.  It’s time for him to go.

Michele Bachmann: Commanded by her Husband

First, I’d like to set the record straight:  Jesus never said that a woman needed to be subservient to her husband.  St. Peter and St. Paul both wrote it in letters.  No where in the New Testament did Jesus say it.  In fact, Jesus usually defended women (see woman who anoints Jesus’ feet with her hair), appears to them first and made sure – while the cross – that a disciple took care of his mother.

Second, let’s get to Michele Bachmann.  She may be able to read a law book (I said maybe), but she’s totally wrong on the “I have to be subservient to my husband.”

Which brings me to this: Do we really want a President who will listen to her husband above all others?  What if Marcus decides it is time to bomb, I don’t know, Brazil?  By her own belief, she’d have to order it.

What if Marcus wants all gays locked up (and he does, so he can “cure” us)?  There’s enough crazy GOP members to go along, she could order it.

These are extremes, not unlike the Bachmanns.  We don’t need a woman who bows down to her husband in the White House.

You’d never see Sarah bow down to Todd.  And, for that, she gains a point.

Bachmann and the Debt Ceiling…

Michele Bachmann wants you to believe that she’s fiscally responsible.  She wants you to believe that she and the Republican Party had nothing to do with the economy.  She wants you to believe that the stimulus package was a waste of money and didn’t save jobs.  She wants you to believe that raising the debt ceiling right now would be bad and she’s never voted for a raise.

She’s lying on all points.

Back in April, she voted for Ryan’s budget – the one that changes Medicare and lowers the rich tax rate to 25% (10% down from the 35% they pay now).  The Budget wasn’t balanced – the tax cuts would add more to the deficit than they would “save”.  (You can’t cut income and revenue and pay off debt, it just doesn’t happen.)  If Ryan’s budget had passed the Senate, it would’ve necessitated the raising of the debt ceiling.

That’s not fiscally responsible.

Here’s something else (I’m going through her voting record):

Bachmann voted against the Pay As You Go resolution.  The one that states: ”Vote to pass Title IV of the resolution that amends Rule XXI to require that any tax cuts must be offset by either a different tax increase or spending cut, and to require certain listings of congressional earmarks and limited tax and tariff benefits.

See, apparently, she doesn’t understand how fiscal responsibility works.  You can’t cut revenue without cutting spending.

I’m going to stop here.  I’m going to go through her votes.  I know this woman shouldn’t be President, but I think the rest of the country needs to know it.

Marcus Bachmann – Closeted Gay Man?

“Me thinks thee lady doth protest too much.”

Oh, Dear Lord in Heaven, have you seen this man walk?  Have you heard his whining, gay toned voice?  This is my own First Amendment protected opinion, but Marcus Bachmann is a closeted gay man.  It explains his absolute hatred and fear of gay people.  It would explain his pseudo-psychology practice where they try to “cure” gays.

The man is a flamer, as only a lesbian can identify.

Come on out, Mr. Bachmann.  We promise not to hurt you and we’ll protect you from your wife.

(I wonder if they married to hide him or her?  No, too scary a thought to have Michele Bachmann as a lesbian.  I shudder.)

Michele Bachmann Aligns Herself with Radical Christian Group

UPDATE: Michele Bachmann is not alone in the signing of this radical pledge.  I’m sure it will come as no surprise that Rick Santorum has signed the pledge as well.  He didn’t really have a snowball’s chance in Hell of winning the GOP nomination, but Michele did. According to Huffington Post, Tim Pawlenty is “reviewing the pledge.” Jon Huntsman has balls, he’s NOT doing it. I’d like to note here that, also according to Huffington Post, Santorum approached the radical Christian group, as did Bachmann.

The “Christian” group – Family Leader – has published a pledge that Presidential Candidate, Michele Bachmann, has signed.  The pledge includes “Personal fidelity to my spouse.” as well as, “Official fidelity to the U.S. Constitution, supporting the elevation of none but faithful constitutionalists as judges or justices.” The latter statement is humorous, as portions of the rest of the statement are totally against the First Amendment of the Constitution: “Rejection of Sharia Islam and all other anti-woman, anti-human rights forms of totalitarian control.” The President of the United States doesn’t get to reject Islam. We have religious freedom in this nation. In fact, the Pledge later admits that we have religious freedom. Apparently, they just care about their own religious freedom and no one else’s.

Wait, there’s more…

The group shows their true race colors:

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.

That would be quite a feat – if it were true. They totally ignore the fact that slave children were often ripped from their mothers to be sold somewhere else and, many times, were the Masters’ own children to boot. Of course, Bachmann has already proven that she knows nothing about our nation’s history, especially when it comes to slavery. And, the study they were quoting? Completed in 2005 and only went back to 1880 – long after slavery ended.

Isn’t it time that we put a stop to the religious fanatics in this country?  Shouldn’t we all be able to live in freedom?

When it comes time to vote for Bachmann, let’s not and say we did.  If she wants to align herself with these religious radicals, then she shouldn’t become President of these United States.

 

Supporters

Okay, pay attention, because this doesn’t happen very often. I am going to admit that I was wrong and, no, it doesn’t make me feel any better. But, here’s the thing, yesterday I was on Huffington Post and I saw a comment that said:

These posters are amazing. With Michele Bachmann you have a well-educa­ted and accomplish­ed woman who happens to be conservati­ve. Because she does not fall into the liberal profile, posters demonize and disparage her. Amazing and disgusting at the same time.

I know I shouldn’t have responded the way that I did, but I wrote:

You think Michele Bachmann is a well-educa­ted and accomplish­ed woman? You’ve been spending too much time paying attention to Sarah Palin.

Let’s face it – it was a cheap shot. I don’t agree with Bachmann’s politics, but comparing her to Palin really isn’t fair. So, after the commenter responded with his/her own cheap shot about how I must only watch left leaning media (why does it always come down to the media in these types of discussions?), I responded with:

Well, it just goes to show that whenever someone on the right doesn’t have a valid response, they blame the media. Oh, and it is lopsided – not lop-sided. I’d like to hear about an acomplishm­ent. She says that she’s been a fighter in Congress, but all 38 bills that she sponsored never left the committee. She’s serving on the House Intelligen­ce since Jan. I guess that would be an accomplish­ment. I read her interviews and she’s always spouting off about how she’s fighting for the American family, but she never says how. I’ve never once heard or read anything that says, “I fought for this bill and we passed it.”

A little mean, I think, but still, I’m asking for the person defending Bachmann to post an accomplishment. Give me something with which to work. Maybe, if you open a dialogue, we could have a discussion about Bachmann’s abilities. Admittedly, I’m still not going to vote for her, but maybe I could come to respect her. Wouldn’t a Bachmann supporter want that? Uh, no. Apparently, not. Because this is the response:

As a quote from another article said, “Michele is 50 times smarter than the people who say she is stupid.” That says it all.

Well, great, now you’ve pissed me off. Rather than spend two minutes researching Bachmann’s accomplishments, you’ve decided that insulting me is the way to go. Granted, I probably deserved it to an extent, but give me a break. At least come up with a witty, original response. So, being the smart ass that I am, I wrote this:

Well, thanks for the laugh and the oh so helpful debate. I cannot tell you how much you witty comebacks have changed my mind about Congresswo­man Bachmann! It is clear to me that you clearly have a grasp on the issues facing the nation, as well as a desire to have a debate. NOT!

It’s good to know that while I’m wondering about Bachmann’s “many” accomplish­ments, you decided to use your time wisely to look up someone else’s insult. You’ve just blown me away with your lack of ability to speak on your own. Why don’t you try this (and I’ll type it slow, so you can understand­): List just one of Bachmann’s many Congressio­nal accomplish­ments. But, don’t list her being on the Intelligen­ce Commitee, as I know about that. If she’s so accomplish­ed and has done so much – Prove it. It should be easy for you.

What? Too mean? Did I go overboard? Apparently, for the Bachmann supporter, it was.

That dialogue will get us nowhere & shame on you. Have a great day.

I consider this a battle won. Obviously, I have more wit than the poster, but I consider this a war lost. It doesn’t matter that the poster was a Bachmann supporter, this is happening on both sides of the aisle.  We need to start discussions.  I should’ve started with list Bachmann’s accomplishments instead of taking the low road.  I was wrong and just because the poster was wrong, doesn’t make me right.

Our country is in a terrible mess and we can point fingers of blame all over the place.  But, if we don’t start actually having dialogues, we’re not going to get anywhere and it is only going to get worse.

So, for any Bachmann supporter out there, please list an accomplishment.  I’d really like to know why I should throw away my future with a vote for her.

My Top Ten Reasons for NOT voting for Michele Bachmann

10. She thinks John Quincy Adams is one of our founding fathers. And, she believes that our founding fathers worked tirelessly to eliminate slavery. The woman repeats this fallacy every chance she gets. No matter how many times you repeat something, Michele, it doesn’t make it true.

9. She’s received the benefits of government handouts and then lied about them. (Look it up, she claims she and her husband have no interest in a family farm, but they have received income from said family farm according to the annually required financial disclosure reports she filed.)

8. She tried to compare herself to John Wayne and ended up comparing herself to John Wayne Gacy.  Okay, this is a cheap shot.  She keeps banging away at Obamacare with distorted facts and outright lies.  The $105 billion that hidden in there – right in plain sight, not hidden at all and you won’t be able to purchase private insurance, except you can – the whole freaking bill is to help you purchase private insurance.  The woman wouldn’t know the truth if it crawl up her ass and called her flaky.

7. She doesn’t know how many barrels of oil we have in reserve. She claimed that Obama released all of our reserves, when he only released around 4%.

6. This statement from her website:

“It is Michele’s single greatest calling in public service to ensure that the liberties enshrined in our founding documents are handed down from this generation to the next.”

And, again, she doesn’t understand history. The liberties in our founding documents were for WHITE, LANDOWNERS. Women couldn’t vote and the majority of blacks were slaves. Yep, those are the liberties I want upheld!

5. She has sponsored 38 bills – NOT one of which made it out of committee. NOT ONE.

4. She has an obsession with Light Bulb freedom, (she sponsored H.R. 849:Light Bulb Freedom of Choice Act) but NOT an obsession with freedom for people – she’s against gay marriage.

3. She is further right on the Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership scale than Paul Ryan and Jim Sensenbrenner!

2. She “hosted the first Tea Party Caucus meeting.” (According to her website)

And, my number one reason for NOT voting for Michele Bachmann:

1. She believes that cutting taxes will create jobs.

Republican Candidates

I’m just going to say it now, I’m voting for President Obama in 2012.  There isn’t ONE viable Republican Candidate out there who could possibly make me believe for one tiny little second that they would be good for this country.

I thought, perhaps, Newt Gingrich.  Alas, the man let me down.  He attacked Paul Ryan’s Medicare plan – which honestly I don’t have an opinion on, yet – and then he lost his nerve and his cajones and APOLOGIZED after being attacked by the far and not so far right for being honest.  The man gave an honest answer to a question and then backed away from it, which sucks because Gingrich is a centralist and now he doesn’t stand a chance.  <sigh> Here are two of your Republican 2012 Candidates.

Michele Bachmann – Bachmann wouldn’t know the truth if it bit her on her ass and stayed there.  She is the new Sarah Palin – someone pretty that just distorts the truth.  Unfortunately, people who like her don’t bother to go and check to see if she’s telling the truth.  Want an example? According to both FactCheck.org and Politifact.com, “on Saturday, March 26th, 2011 in a speech at the Conservative Principles PAC Conference”, Bachmann said the following:

“One. That’s the number of new drilling permits under the Obama administration since they came into office.”

And, she’s wrong. She’s not just wrong by a little, like she said one and there was really 3 or 4. That I would call a mistake. She’s off by at least 199. That’s a lie. A baldfaced lie made to get her followers all up in arms and mad at President Obama.  Why wouldn’t you want to get your followers all up in arms about something Obama really did that burned your butt?  Nope, Bachmann relies on lies and distorted truth to get her point across.  I know there are smart women in the Republican Party, so why don’t one of them run?

Tim Pawlenty – Pawlenty just announced this past weekend.  Admittedly, I don’t know a lot about him.  So, I did what I always do and I started looking him up on the Internet, find out who his was (former Governor of our neighbor to the north Minnesota) and where he stands. I found a video on CNN.com where Pawlenty is speaking to CPAC.  I’d like to see the whole video, but I’m sure I can find it somewhere.  But, here’s the part that bugs the hell out of me:

“Our freedom is the very air we breathe and make no mistake, the policies of the left encroach everyday on the very freedom that has made this country great. We will never ever ever stop fighting for our freedom.”

Now, I understand that Pawlenty was speaking to a conservative group, so he’s going to lean very far to the right. However; over the last thirty years, (maybe more) the Republican Party has spent more time taking away your rights then they have spent protecting them. Just a couple of examples:

  • They have made it harder and harder to get an abortion. Perhaps you agree with that, but I’m sure if you do, you’ve never been in a spot to need one.
  • The Patroit Act – no comment needed
  • Um, Gay Marriage anyone?
  • Oh, and isn’t it the Republican Governors who are taking away worker’s rights.

Put it anyway you like, but it isn’t the Democrats encroaching on my life. It’s the Republicans.

I’ll review a couple more Republican Candidates soon. It’s gonna be one LONG year until the election.

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