Thursday, July 28, 2011

Quote of the Day, Jr.


"I have no doubt that we will not lose the full faith and credit of the United States... That's why I refuse to be a party to deceiving the American people yet again. I won't do it. I will vote against any proposal that includes tax increases or raises the debt ceiling."

-- Michele Bachmann, speaking today

Michele Bachmann believes that homosexuals aren't born that way and can be reprogrammed to be straight people. She believes that The Lion King was gay propaganda. She believes that abolishing the minimum wage will create jobs. She believes that Terri Schiavo was never actually in an irreparable vegetative state. She believes that climate change is a hoax and that carbon dioxide is "harmless." She believes that evolution isn't real, that "intelligent design" is, and that most scientists agree on both counts.

And she believes that the debt ceiling doesn't matter, that a potential default isn't imminent and that the whole thing is a scam made up by the Democrats.

Yup. Michelle Bachmann is somebody you really want to be listening to right about now.

8 comments:

J. Dack said...

I need that icon of the guy bashing his hands on the keyboard until they turn into bloody stumps.

The word FAIL doesn't even begin to describe that lunatic.

Girl With Curious Hair said...

Where does she stand on Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny? Has anyone even asked her these important questions yet?

Harry said...

Makes me wonder if she's been listening to voices because she's off her meds.

agrazingmoose said...

And she speaks in double negatives in order to cover her tracks.

Harvey Jerkwater said...

Ah, magical thinking. Is there anything you can't fix?

Aside from everything?

L. said...

One of the most genuinely horrifying things about our country is that it's becoming more and more acceptable to simply ignore science and math in favor of personal opinion and belief. Most of the examples of Bachmann's beliefs you gave fall into that category.

Willful ignorance in the face of facts is going to be our downfall if we don't stop pretending being intellectual is something to be ashamed of. Refusing to pay attention to proof that you're wrong doesn't make you right.

Anonymous said...

We have traveled far too long down that road, L. It will take a cataclysmic event (e.g. a debt default) to wake people up at this point. Frankly, I would lack surprise if even a full-on meltdown was insufficient.

Every great empire falls eventually. Perhaps it is just our time.

em said...

"Every great empire falls eventually. Perhaps it is just our time."

I'm sad that I have to agree with this. I hope I'm not alive in 80 years when the US basically makes the movie "Idiocracy" come true. Who knows if it will even take 80 years...