With deafening cheers and overwhelming emotion, the Minnesota Senate voted 37-30 to legalize same-sex marriage.
“Today, love wins,” said Sen. Tony Lourey, DFL-Kerrick.
The vote, on the heels of a vote last week in the House, brings to a close a decade of debate over marriage that has echoed through the Capitol, bringing thousands of friends and foes of gay marriage to its marbled dome to express their deeply held feelings.
The measure next moves to Gov. Mark Dayton, who will welcome it with his signature in a celebratory ceremony at 5 p.m. Tuesday on the south steps of the Capitol.
The Dumbest Man on the Internet was driven into a bigoted rage, of course: Obama Calls Himself Muslim During WH Correspondents Dinner - but Won’t Use Same Word to Describe Boston Terrorists (Video) | the Gateway Pundit
Last night President Obama joked about his earlier life during his speech at the White House Correspondents Dinner,
“These days, I look in the mirror and I have to admit, I’m not the strapping young Muslim socialist that I used to be.”
Of course, he won’t use the same word “Muslim” to describe the people who are trying to kill us including the Boston terrorists.
Dim Jim’s commenters, meanwhile, are absolutely convinced that Obama was telling the truth about his sekrit Muslim socialist past — “hiding in plain sight” — because that’s just how evil this monster is.
This goes a long way towards explaining why he seeks out advisors who are Muslim Brotherhood. Of course, many of us KNEW he was lying about his religion from day one. And this isn’t the first time he’s let this one out of the bag.
Hmmm, after 5 years of being called a “racist” by every “tolerant” Liberal in America for calling him a “MUSLIM’ I wonder how many are going to call 0bama a racist for calling himself a Muslim?
He spent the first 5 years of his life someplace OTHER than America. He doesn’t know or understand or care to know or understand what it is to be “American”. The way he throws a Ball, the way he rides a Bike clearly show his act. His “act” is being American, the reality is he is Anti-American….
People will say he was joking. He wasn’t … and unlike all those morons in the press corpse, we aren’t laughing.
it’s not like any of us are surprised by this, we have know for years that’s what he was. The only surprise is he admitted it, though now that he is in his second term and he doesn’t care what people know anymore.
These people are dangerously insane.
In this whacked out fear-mongering clip from July, we see Michele Bachmann giving a speech at the extreme right wing Eagle Forum’s 2012 Leadership Summit, raving that the entire US government is being infiltrated by the Muslim Brotherhood — with the explicit approval of Barack Obama.
(h/t: Right Wing Watch.)
A great column by Frank Bruni on Michele Bachmann’s peculiar hate-filled brand of “Christianity:” The Divine Miss M.
What I find most fascinating about Michele Bachmann — and there are many, many more where she came from — is that she presents herself as a godly woman, humbly devoted to her Christian faith. I’d like to meet that god, and I’d like to understand that Christianity.
Does it call for smearing people on the basis of flimsy conspiracy theories? That’s what Bachmann just did to Huma Abedin, an aide to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, by essentially suggesting she might be a mole for the Muslim Brotherhood.
Does it endorse scaring young women away from immunizations that could spare them serious illness? Bachmann did that during her memorable presidential campaign, when she blithely drew an unsubstantiated link between a vaccine for the human papillomavirus and mental retardation.
Does it encourage gratuitously divisive condemnations of Barack Obama as “anti-American,” one of many incendiary phrases in her attacks against him in 2008? And does it compel a war against homosexuality waged with the language and illogic she uses?
She has said that gay men and lesbians are dysfunctional products of abuse and agents of “sexual anarchy,” and when the singer and songwriter Melissa Etheridge was battling breast cancer years ago, Bachmann helpfully chimed in: “This may be an opportunity for her now to be open to some spiritual things, now that she is suffering with that physical disease. She is a lesbian.”
Bachmann’s concept of Christian love brims with hate, and she has a deep satchel of stones to throw. From what kind of messiah did she learn that?
Oh yeah, and also … Michele Bachmann (R-Mars) came out of storage this week and launched a McCarthy-like crusade against a nonexistent Muslim Brotherhood infiltration of the upper echelons of the US government, targeting Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s aide Huma Abedin in particular.
This crackpot anti-Muslim conspiracy theory has been circulating among the so-called “counter-jihad” nitwits for years; it’s unclear why Bachmann suddenly latched onto it (for publicity, ya think?), but here’s a look at one of the primary sources: Frank Gaffney’s Latest Boogeyman Inspired Bachmann’s Witch Hunt.
Senator John McCain deserves congratulations for his remarks on the Senate floor yesterday defending Huma Abedin — top aide to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton — against charges that she is part of a “Muslim brotherhood conspiracy,” as claimed by Congresswoman Michele Bachmann.
But even as McCain condemned the attacks on Abedin, he defended the think tank — the Center for Security Policy — whose tinfoil-hatted research forms the basis of those attacks, and CSP’s president, Frank Gaffney, whom McCain described as “a longtime friend.” As Adam Serwer noted yesterday, “It’s Gaffney’s scurrilous reasoning masquerading as policy expertise that lead to Bachmann’s smearing of Abedin in the first place.”
Our WTF moment of the day comes via Michele Bachmann, who told the far right fake news site “Shark Tank” that President Obama was “waving a tar baby in the air.”
The Minnesota congresswoman and former Republican presidential candidate accused President Obama of “waving a tar baby in the air” on Thursday following his proposals that would give government regulators more authority to limit price manipulation in the oil market.
“This is just about waving a tar baby in the air and saying that something else is a problem,” Bachmann told Florida-based conservative news organization Shark Tank on Wednesday.
This sure sounds a lot like that good ol’ dog whistle racism. But she managed to mangle the meaning of the term; the point of that “Uncle Remus” story was that you’d stick to the tar baby if you touched it. Waving it in the air is Bachmann’s own strange little twist, and it doesn’t really make sense. Even her dog whistles are a little … off.
But it’s just weird enough to be amusing. Come on, you missed her, didn’t you? Admit it.
Breitbart.com’s “Liberty Chick” screams: WASHINGTON SALUTES ANDREW BREITBART.
But when you look at the actual article, what you find is that the only ones “saluting” Andrew Breitbart were … right wingers, of course, including loony far right politicians Michele “Crazy Eyes” Bachmann, Louie “Terror Babies” Gohmert, and Steve “White Nationalists Are Fine By Me” King.
Speakers included Representatives Michele Bachmann (R-MN), Louie Gohmert (R-TX), Steve King (R-IA) and Thaddeus McCotter (R-MI); as well as Citizens United’s David Bossie, National Review’s Jonah Goldberg, conservative activist Sonnie Johnson, and Breitbart.com CEO Larry Solov. Also in attendance were Representatives Mike Pence (R-IN) and Jeff Fortenberry (NE).
The program lasted a little over an hour, and was filled with deeply moving and personal accounts of Andrew, to whom Congressman Louie Gohmert so aptly and eloquently attributed the following trait: “Testicular Titanium.”
Doesn’t get much more “eloquent” than “testicular titanium.”
Yes, I’m inconsolable over the bail-out of Michele Bachmann (R-Mars). Along with Herman Cain, this means that two of the primary sources of inadvertent wingnut comedy have now “suspended their campaigns,” and we’re all poorer for it.
As a send-off for Michele, here’s her nearly interminable bye-bye speech; the best part is at 1:17, when she meanders into a story about a painting in the Capitol building, and its “poygnant” reminder.
We’ll miss you, Ms Bachmann. (But don’t worry; she’ll be back.)
All the Republicans who said they’d gotten the go-ahead directly from God to run for President seem to be in trouble.
Michele Bachmann is reportedly bailing out today, and Rick Perry may not be far behind. Since Herman Cain already dropped out, you have to wonder if God is just messing with their heads.