HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT MICHELE BACHMANN?

loveyourchaos:

(people asked me to make a rebloggable version, so here it is)

Michele Bachmann announced her candidacy for president last night at CNN’s Republican Debate. Here is just a sampling of some of her most hurtful and ill-informed statements:

1. DYSFUNCTION AND DISORDERED: “I am not here bashing people who are homosexuals, who are lesbians, who are bisexual, who are transgendered. We need to have profound compassion for the people who are dealing with the very real issue of sexual dysfunction in their life, and sexual identity disorders. This is a very real issue. It’s not funny, it’s sad.”

2. ENSLAVEMENT: “Why is it so dangerous? It leads to the personal enslavement of individuals. Because if you’re involved in the gay and lesbian lifestyle, it’s bondage. Personal bondage, personal despair, and personal enslavement. And that’s why this is so dangerous.”

3. CHILD ABUSE: “This message could be very easily misunderstood. Who is he speaking to — 8 year old boys? And so you have a teacher talking about his gayness. He goes home then, and says ‘Hey mom, what’s gayness? We had a teacher talking about this today.’ The mother says, ‘Well, that’s when a man likes other men and they don’t like girls.’ The boy’s 8, he’s thinking, ‘I don’t like girls. I like boys. Maybe I’m gay.’ And you think, that’s way out there. Kid isn’t gonna think that. Are you kidding? That happens all the time. You don’t think that’s intentional, the message that’s being given to these kids? That’s child abuse.”

4. HEALTH HAZARD?: THINKPROGRESS: Do you agree that homosexuality is a public health hazard like smoking? BACHMANN: “Um. I — I don’t have an answer on that. I don’t have an answer. Why don’t I have another question?”

5. GOD SAID SO: “And I took a walk and I just went to prayer and I said Lord, what would you have me do in the Minnesota state Senate? And just through prayer I knew that I was to introduce the marriage amendment in Minnesota.”

6. WAR ON MARRIAGE: On President Obama not defending DOMA: “This is just the beginning in our fight to repeal Barack Obama in 2012. Had Barack Obama been on the ballot in 2010, he would have gone down in a fiery defeat. Yet he continues to push his far-left, socialist agenda on the American people. And today, he has declared war on marriage. I will continue to do everything in my power to fight back against Barack Obama’s attacks on marriage and I hope you will join me by adding your name to my ‘Support Traditional Marriage’ petition.”

7. AN EARTHQUAKE: “This is an earthquake issue. This will change our state forever. Because the immediate consequence, if gay marriage goes through, is that K-12 little children will be forced to learn that homosexuality is normal, natural, and perhaps they should try it.”

8. DADT: “I would keep the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy.”

9. ENDA: On the Employment Non-Discrimination Act: “No.”

10. IN THE BUSHES: Not a statement, but Bachmann once spied on a gay rights rally, hiding behind some bushes.

this is from an article you can find here.

you should also look at this

In short, I think she’s fucking ridiculous and she is endangering my civil rights and so much more and it scares the hell out of me that this woman has any sort of support base.

(via aimmyarrowshigh)

tranzient:

honeybells:

celticthistle:

femonster:

methodistcoloringbook:

sparksummit:

partyprofessor:


One Thursday last month, during the lunch hour at H.D. Woodson Senior High School, half a dozen teenage boys have gathered to eat pizza and talk about hollering at women. “From where I come from, you holler at a girl,” one student tells the group. “A girl can’t be too upset when a guy is paying attention to her.” “It depends on the type of girl and whether she has respect for herself,” another says. “Some girls will say, stop. But they like it, for real.” “If she’s wearing short shorts, booty shorts, short skirt, with the thong showing, she wants it,” another guy says. “Can’t blame it on the boy. She knows what she’s doing.
 “But what if it’s hot out?” This is Kedrick Griffin. He’s here to play the 37-year-old devil’s advocate on a subject that’s generally considered normal behavior for a teenage boy in the District of Columbia. This exercise has come almost at the end of a year-long District program called the “Men of Strength” club—MOST Club, for short. The same pattern is repeated with groups of boys in public middle and high schools across the District: Come for the pizza, stay for the deconstructions of masculinity.


I can’t even begin to express how much I love this.

it is so so so important that people are doing this. i’m grateful to all programs like this.

 I’m so glad this is happening

I love this. We need more programs like this, everywhere.

he’s also super attractive
but yes this is a Good Thing

the dean of student life did something like this. when confronted with “but they like it secretly” he answered “does your mother? do your sisters? aunts, cousins, grandmothers? would you treat them the way you treat these young ladies?”

I think I love this guy a little.
And we absolutely need more programs like this, everywhere.

tranzient:

honeybells:

celticthistle:

femonster:

methodistcoloringbook:

sparksummit:

partyprofessor:

One Thursday last month, during the lunch hour at H.D. Woodson Senior High School, half a dozen teenage boys have gathered to eat pizza and talk about hollering at women. “From where I come from, you holler at a girl,” one student tells the group. “A girl can’t be too upset when a guy is paying attention to her.” “It depends on the type of girl and whether she has respect for herself,” another says. “Some girls will say, stop. But they like it, for real.” “If she’s wearing short shorts, booty shorts, short skirt, with the thong showing, she wants it,” another guy says. “Can’t blame it on the boy. She knows what she’s doing.

 “But what if it’s hot out?” This is Kedrick Griffin. He’s here to play the 37-year-old devil’s advocate on a subject that’s generally considered normal behavior for a teenage boy in the District of Columbia. This exercise has come almost at the end of a year-long District program called the “Men of Strength” club—MOST Club, for short. The same pattern is repeated with groups of boys in public middle and high schools across the District: Come for the pizza, stay for the deconstructions of masculinity.

I can’t even begin to express how much I love this.

it is so so so important that people are doing this. i’m grateful to all programs like this.

 I’m so glad this is happening

I love this. We need more programs like this, everywhere.

he’s also super attractive

but yes this is a Good Thing

the dean of student life did something like this. when confronted with “but they like it secretly” he answered “does your mother? do your sisters? aunts, cousins, grandmothers? would you treat them the way you treat these young ladies?”

I think I love this guy a little.

And we absolutely need more programs like this, everywhere.

(Source: lunagemme, via uxoriosis)

thedailywhat:

Libyan Uprising News Update:
Live Updates: CNN, NYT, BBC, Guardian, SkyNews, Al Jazeera, Breaking News.
Background: After months of skirmishes throughout Libya between rebel forces and Gaddafi loyalists, the National Transitional Council officially began its “End Game” assault on Tripoli.
The Battle of Tripoli, codenamed “Operation Mermaid Dawn” in reference to Lybia’s renown as the “Mermaid of the Mediterranean,” was launched last night following the successful rebel costal offensive, which saw anti-Gaddafi forces seize control of strategic cities, most notably Zawiya, effictively cutting off loyalist supply and escape routes.
Rebels staged an uprising inside the Libyan captial to coincide with the anniversary of the legendary Battle of Badr, quickly taking over several neighborhood with little resistence. Rebel forces advancing from east and west entered the city this evening and were met with cheers, celebratory gunfire as they made their way toward the city center (see video below).




Latest updates: According to the National Transitional Council, two of Gaddafi’s sons, Saif al-Islam and Al-Saadi, have been captured by the rebels; ICC confirms Saif al-Islam detained; reports have also surfaced that Gaddafi’s son Muhammad has surrendered.
Gaddafi: “We will fight to the last drop of blood”; audio messages attributed to Gaddafi broadcast on Libyan state TV call for Libyans to “save Tripoli,” rise up in arms against the rebels; government spokesman Moussa Ibrahim claims 1,300 killed 5,000 wounded in last 12 hours, blames NATO; NATO SecGen: “The [Gaddafi] regime is clearly crumbling.”
Libyan government calls for immediate ceasefire talks; NTC approves talks on condition that Gaddafi step down; Gaddafi’s presidential guard reportedly surrenders; rebels claim all Tripoli under their control save for Gaddafi’s Bab al-Aziziyah compound; below: rebels reach Green Square, massive celebration erupts.




Al Jazeera: African Union may offer Gaddafi exile in Angola, Zimbabwe; NTC: “We want to see Gaddafi put on trial in Libya.”
[photo: aje.]

Wow. I think my heart’s a little bit in my throat after watching this unfold.

thedailywhat:

Libyan Uprising News Update:

Live Updates: CNN, NYT, BBC, Guardian, SkyNews, Al Jazeera, Breaking News.

Background: After months of skirmishes throughout Libya between rebel forces and Gaddafi loyalists, the National Transitional Council officially began its “End Game” assault on Tripoli.

The Battle of Tripoli, codenamed “Operation Mermaid Dawn” in reference to Lybia’s renown as the “Mermaid of the Mediterranean,” was launched last night following the successful rebel costal offensive, which saw anti-Gaddafi forces seize control of strategic cities, most notably Zawiya, effictively cutting off loyalist supply and escape routes.

Rebels staged an uprising inside the Libyan captial to coincide with the anniversary of the legendary Battle of Badr, quickly taking over several neighborhood with little resistence. Rebel forces advancing from east and west entered the city this evening and were met with cheers, celebratory gunfire as they made their way toward the city center (see video below).

Latest updates: According to the National Transitional Council, two of Gaddafi’s sons, Saif al-Islam and Al-Saadi, have been captured by the rebels; ICC confirms Saif al-Islam detained; reports have also surfaced that Gaddafi’s son Muhammad has surrendered.

Gaddafi: “We will fight to the last drop of blood”; audio messages attributed to Gaddafi broadcast on Libyan state TV call for Libyans to “save Tripoli,” rise up in arms against the rebels; government spokesman Moussa Ibrahim claims 1,300 killed 5,000 wounded in last 12 hours, blames NATO; NATO SecGen: “The [Gaddafi] regime is clearly crumbling.”

Libyan government calls for immediate ceasefire talks; NTC approves talks on condition that Gaddafi step down; Gaddafi’s presidential guard reportedly surrenders; rebels claim all Tripoli under their control save for Gaddafi’s Bab al-Aziziyah compound; below: rebels reach Green Square, massive celebration erupts.

Al Jazeera: African Union may offer Gaddafi exile in Angola, Zimbabwe; NTC: “We want to see Gaddafi put on trial in Libya.”

[photo: aje.]

Wow. I think my heart’s a little bit in my throat after watching this unfold.

(Source: thedailywhat, via circumloc)