Per Salon, Michele Bachmann took part in a “newsmaker interview” at Patrick Henry College, a conservative evangelical school in Virginia. Or as I like to call it, a “You still here?” interview.
When asked about the “inevitability” of gay marriage, Bachmann said,
“I won’t be deviating,” explaining that no matter what humans think, God created marriage and that is unquestionable.
Unquestionable! No doubt about it! What she believes is the truth. For everyone. Ever.
So who created marriage for atheists and people who believe differently? Oo! Oo! I know! *waving hand wildly* Pick me! People did! Mostly the two people who wanted to get married. Or people who benefited from their getting married. Those people.
Asked if any good came from feminism, Bachmann said that realizing that “women are valuable and that women should be listened to is very important.” However, she continued, “But in my opinion, that wasn’t feminism, that was Jesus Christ who did that. Because Jesus Christ did more to lift up women… We didn’t need the 1960s to tell us that, all you have to do is read Proverbs 31.”
Mmmnotsomuch Michelle, those “valuable” women pretty much lifted themselves up, and it hasn’t been easy. They’ve had a little assistance from a few very wise men who have recognized the obvious, that men and women are equals.
But perhaps her most revealing answers came when she spoke about her failed presidential bid. “I was very proud of the fact that I didn’t get anything wrong that I said during the course of the debates. I didn’t get anything wrong and that’s a huge arena,” she said.
America begs to differ:
And sometimes it’s not what Michele said that was wrong, it’s what she did that caused some murmurs and head scratching. Remember that Where oh where was Michele Bachmann? moment during the debate? If only Jesus had filled us in on her whereabouts.
Oh, and this happened: Was the debate de-Bachmann’d?
The nation should be de-Bachmann’d, and that is “unquestionable.”
First a security guard leaves gun unattended in restroom at K-8 charter school, and now this.
At a North Carolina gun show intended to honor (snark) Gun Appreciation Day, two people were accidentally shot, and the show was shut down. It will, however, continue tomorrow sans private gun sales.
Having a few gun safety issues, firearm zealots? Yay, Gun Appreciation Day! Yay, guns! Family fun! But of course, I’m sure these people grew up around guns and knew exactly what they were doing.
Raleigh, N.C. — Officials said the Dixie Gun and Knife Show will continue Sunday without private gun sales after three people, including a retired sheriff’s deputy, were injured Saturday when a gun brought in by a patron who planned to sell it accidentally discharged.
UPDATE (h/t: @Wilson46201 ):
INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – A person who was loading a gun outside of the Indy 1500 Gun and Knife Show at the State Fairgrounds was accidentally shot when his gun discharged Saturday afternoon.
And the hits keep on comin’… literally.
Here’s the bad news: A security officer at a charter school in Michigan that serves kindergarten through eighth graders left his gun in one of the school bathrooms.
Here’s the good news: It wasn’t loaded.
Here’s the bad news: He was seriously careless.
Here’s the good news: Nobody got hurt.
Here’s the bad news: There are too many firearm “mishaps” involving careless, stupid, unskilled, inexperienced, drunk, well-meaning-but-incompetent, hostile, or otherwise reckless gun owners.
Lapeer, MI — A security officer at a Lapeer charter school left a firearm unattended in a school bathroom on Monday, Jan. 14, a school official said.
The security officer “made a breach in security protocol” and left an unloaded weapon in a restroom “for a few moments,” said Chatfield School Director Matt Young. Young said the school has been in contact with local authorities about the matter and wouldn’t discuss any possible repercussion for the officer, calling it “a personnel matter.”
This man was there to protect students. Instead, he put them in potential danger. If the gun had been loaded and a child had found it in those “few moments,” it could have been disastrous. Thankfully, none of that happened… this time.
More guns are not the answer.
United Steelworkers’ Leo Gerard spoke out on behalf of the non-union workers on the Ed Show:
“This is a disgrace! [Mitt Romney] should lose the election just on this issue.”
“This can’t be the America we’re headed to. We’ve gotta stop this from happening.”
To refresh your memory, the Bain-owned company, Sensata, is outsourcing Illinois jobs to China; employees want Mitt Romney to intervene. The soon-to-be-ex-workers have been forced to train their own Chinese replacements, and to add insult to injury, had to take down the American flag (added: temporarily). That’s right, Bain Capital forced Sensata to take down an American flag
and put up a Chinese one.
Their jobs are being shipped to China in November.
How’s that for patriotism? America first, right Mitt?
“[Romney] owns about $8 million worth of Bain funds that hold 51 percent of Sensata’s shares. If Sensata saves money by closing the Freeport plant, that could add money to Mr. Romney’s trust accounts, now or after the election.”
The company is located in Freeport, Illinois, but now they soon-to-be-ex-employees are calling it “Romneyville, suburb of Bainsport.”
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Remember Sensata? If not, read this post: Bain owned company outsourcing Illinois jobs to China; employees want Mitt Romney to intervene.
To add insult to injury, those soon-to-be-ex-employees have to train their own Chinese replacements. Their jobs are being shipped to China by the end of this year.
Now Your Daily Dose of BuzzFlash at Truthout, via my pal Mark Karlin:
BuzzFlash at Truthout talked today to Tom Gaulrapp who is losing his job after 33 years because Mitt Romney’s Bain Capital is sending the Sensata plant where he works to China. [...]
Over the past several weeks, the Sensata workers … have put pressure on Mitt Romney through a campground protest across from the Freeport plant, solicited community support, started a press release campaign, and are currently conducting a bus tour targeting outsourcers of jobs to China. The soon to be displaced employees call their encampment Bainport and maintain a website to publicize their efforts.
[T]he Romney campaign finally responded through a spokesperson earlier this week:
“Governor Romney has not worked at Bain Capital for over a decade, but for four years President Obama has been presiding over an economy that is creating too few jobs and sending more jobs overseas. Despite the President being invested in Sensata through his personal pension fund, and the government owning a major Sensata customer in GM, President Obama has not used his powers to help this situation in any way.” — Curt Cashour, Romney Campaign Spokesman
Say what? … Gaulrapp told BuzzFlash that unions are fully supporting even though the plant is not a union shop. But the Romney campaign’s effort to blame Obama for Bain’s outsourcing of jobs to China is so brazen, such a big lie, many people might think it is true.
As part of his retirement holdings, which earned him more than $20 million in 2011, Romney has a stake in the Bain Capital fund that owns Sensata, so he directly benefits from the outsourcing.
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