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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Comedy: The Scary Kind!

Forget sitcoms or HBO comedy specials, one of the funniest acts in show business today is watching Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachman repeatedly put her foot in her mouth. Bachman rose to national fame during the 2008 presidential campaign when she appeared on "Hardball" with Chris Matthews and mentioned that she thought "Barack and Michelle Obama were anti-American", and just last week she stated, in response to Pres. Obama's cap-and-trade proposal, that "I want people in Minnesota armed and dangerous on this issue of the energy tax because we need to fight back."
Today was the best, though, when it was her turn to question Geithner, she asked, "Can you point to me the provision of the Constitution which gives the authority for the actions taken by the Treasury?" Wow. It was one of those moments in which you scratch your head because you're thinking, did she really just say that? Even Geithner was momentarily stunned, not sure how to respond, but he answered. Not hearing what she wanted, she repeated the question a total of three more times, until finally, between Geithner and Bernanke, they explained to her, in the same simplistic manner in which you'd explain something to a small child, that Congress votes on legislation which gives Treasury the authority to act. You know, Michele, Congress, that body that you're a part of. We say again: Wow.
To the people of Minnesota's 6th Congressional District: Is Michele Bachman really the best you've got? Because how can we put his delicately? This woman is... well... dumb! And listen, folks, when you elect someone with an I.Q. of a ground worm, you get someone who is easily swayed by superstition and faulty thinking, and someone who's not completely in touch with reality. Bachman is a throwback to another era, in which she believes that Americans win wars and pull themselves up by their bootstraps and that Commie rat bastards should all die! Honey, you need to come and visit the 21st Century sometime, those days of the Ronald Reagan-Ozzie and Harriet-American fantasy are over. She hints at the evils on "socialism", oh god!, never stopping to think that America has enjoyed the benefits of socialism forever. What the hell do you think our police departments and fire departments are? They're socialist organizations in which the entire community contributes for the good of the entire community. What do you think the public school system is, which if not for its existence, America would be a back-woods, third world country? America has always been a mix of capitalism, socialism and many other "ism's" which no doubt cause Michele Bachman's panties to curl at the edges, but which if she'd ever perchance to read a history or civics book, might not seem quite so alarming. To the people of Minnesota, for god's sakes, lose the bimbo!

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