Posts tagged "michele bachmann"

Michele Bachmann Interview Perfectly Exemplifies The Dunning-Kruger Effect

In 1999, David Dunning and Justin Kruger of Cornell University’s Department of Psychology began testing a theory that occurred to them after hearing a story about a man who thought — because lemon juice could be used as an “invisible ink” — that  he could douse himself in it and then go rob a bank…

By: Robyn Pennacchia / December 19, 2014

Nigerian Kidnapping Victims Are Still Missing; Meanwhile, An American Woman Took False Credit For Creating The #BringBackOurGirls Movement

Ramaa Mosley, an American mom and filmmaker, took credit for creating the #BringBackOurGirls hashtag in support of the hundreds of kidnapped Nigerian teenagers. In reality, a Nigerian attorney named Ibrahim Musa Abdullahi created it based on chants he heard in the country’s capital. Mosley did help create a massive social media presence on the issue, but people are not…

By: Claire Hannum / May 9, 2014

#RealMenDontBuyGirls Is Trending In Support Of Kidnapped Nigerian Girls

Thanks to celebs like Justin Timberlake, Sean Penn and Bradley Cooper, #RealMenDontBuyGirls is trending in retaliation to Boko Haram’s threats to sell to 200+ kidnapped Nigerian teenagers as sex slaves. I’m so glad that people are speaking out in favor of rescuing the girls, but I don’t love that phrase. Men are men, nobody needs to prove…

By: Claire Hannum / May 8, 2014

Rep. Michele Bachmann Says Gays Have “Bullied” Americans, Politicians “Fear” Them

“There’s nothing about gays in there. But the gay community decided to make this their measure. I think the thing that is getting a little tiresome, the gay community, they have so bullied the American people, and they’ve so intimidated politicians. The politicians fear them, so that they think they get to dictate the agenda…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 11, 2014

Whoopsies! Michele Bachmann Got A Vibrator In The Mail

Conservative Christian consultants meant to send Rep. Michele Bachmann a head massager in the mail to help soothe her migraines, but accidentally mailed her a vibrator. Hey, Marcus Bachmann likely has not touched her for a while, so I really hope she kept it. [Huffington Post]
Gawker has obtained a tape of Kanye…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 18, 2013

Rep. Michele Bachmann Won’t Be Seeking Reelection

Crazypants  Tea Party queen Rep. Michele Bachmann won’t be seeking reelection. Before you break out the champagne — and I know it’s tempting — remember this means she’s probably going to get a billion dollar contract on Fox News. [NYmag.com]
Justin Bieber’s neighbors whined to TMZ he’s been cruising around his Calabasas neighborhood…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 29, 2013

The eBook You Never Knew You Never Wanted: Rep. Michele Bachmann Erotica

Though Sarah Palin can see Russia from her house, it is Tea Party darling Rep. Michele Bachmann who’s cast off into the northern country’s snowy forest in this summer’s smoldering romance tale as the inspiration for Fires of Siberia.  Publisher Badlands Unlimited describes the book as:
“…an old-fashioned bodice ripper romance that brings the heat for…

By: Sarah Gray / May 23, 2013

Rep. Michele Bachmann Urges “Spiritual Warfare” Against Marriage Equality, Reproductive Rights

Rep. Michele Bachmann is urging Christians to engage in “spiritual warfare” to put their religious values in government, like banning marriage equality and criminalizing abortion. Scary, scary stuff. [Raw Story]
In related I’m-moving-to-Canada news, North Carolina’s state Senate has advanced a bill that erroneously lists abortion as a cause of premature birth. Although…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 14, 2013

Anti-Abortion Michele Bachmann Claims Republicans “Want Women To Have Their Own Choices”

Senator Kristen Gillibrand gets the Girl, You’ve Got Bigger Stones Than Me Award of the week for going head-to-head on “Meet The Press” yesterday with none other than Rep. Michele Bachmann. (Rep. Bachmann, let me remind you, refers to emergency contraception as “the morning-after abortion pill” thus conflating it with abortion, suggests the HPV vaccine

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 16, 2012

Michele Bachmann Drops Out Of The GOP Race

Rep. Michele Bachmann dropped out of the GOP presidential race this morning, after placing nearly last place in yesterday’s Iowa caucus. Bachmann will return to focusing her energies in Congress, where she represents the state of Minnesota, telling reporters today, “I will continue to fight to defeat the president’s agenda of socialism.”…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 4, 2012

Rep. Michele Bachmann’s Daughters Are Not Allowed To Ask Boys On Dates

Michele Bachmann: People do find out [in my book] that I did not get asked to my senior prom.
Sean Hannity: Well, neither did I. And nobody would go with me.
Michele Bachmann:  Well, in my time, girls didn’t ask boys to prom. If you didn’t get asked, you didn’t go.
Sean Hannity: Yeah,…

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 8, 2011

Michele Bachmann Schooled About Gay Rights By 8-Year-Old Boy With Lesbian Mom

Priceless. Absolutely priceless. Michele Bachmann met an eight-year-old boy named Elijah at a South Carolina book signing, who informed her, “My mommy — Miss Bachmann, my mommy’s gay but she doesn’t need fixing.” Why does anyone need to call her a lyin’ ass bitch when you can just call her a bigot?  [YouTube via Huffington Post]…

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 7, 2011

Michele Bachmann Demands Apology For “Lyin’ Ass Bitch” Incident On Jimmy Fallon

On Monday night, Michele Bachmann visited Jimmy Fallon’s late night talk show and his house band, The Roots, played a little music like they always do. But then it became clear yesterday that the song was called “Lyin’ Ass Bitch,” a 1985 ditty from the band Fishbone. (The Roots’ drummer Questlove tweeted a teaser that…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 23, 2011

Morning Quickies: The Roots Welcomed Michele Bachmann With Song “Lyin’ Ass Bitch”

When Michele Bachmann visited Jimmy Fallon’s show on Monday night, the house band The Roots started playing a 1985 song by Fishbone called “Lyin’ Ass Bitch,” which blogger Maura Johnston at The Village Voice referred to as “casual sexism” and “too easy.” [The Village Voice]
Kate Middleton wore a turtleneck while grocery shopping.

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 23, 2011

Michele Bachmann Plays Word Association Game With Jimmy Fallon

Michele Bachmann visited Jimmy Fallon last night and completely made me understand how other people love her. If I didn’t think her political beliefs were absolutely reprehensible, I’d like her! That Rick Perry “three” joke was a good one, you have to admit. [Gotcha Media]…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 22, 2011

Rep. Michele Bachmann Poured Water For All The Guys At The Debate

Rep. Michele Bachmann is the only female candidate gunning for the Republican nomination. So you know I’ve got something to say about her taking on what the New York Observer cheekily referred to as “the traditional woman’s role” at a GOP Thanksgiving Family Forum on Saturday night and pouring glasses of water for all her…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 21, 2011

Today’s Lady News: Michele Bachmann Jokes About Ex-Gay Therapy

Rep. Michele Bachmann made an insensitive quip about the so-called “ex-gay therapy” her husband does on “The Tonight Show” on Friday, joking that she thought it was “a mid-life crisis line — ‘Pray away the grey.'” Har har har. [Think Progress]
Remember that piece in Psychology Today last year about a “study” that “proved”…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 19, 2011

Today’s Lady News: “The Daily Show” Schools Michele Bachmann On The HPV Vaccine

Kristen Schaal was on “The Daily Show” last night as Senior Women’s Issues Correspondent addressing Rep. Michele Bachmann’s latest WTF claim that she met a woman whose child became mentally retarded from the HPV vaccine. Which, as you may have heard, the medical community says is total BS. Wear headphones and there’s imagery…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 16, 2011

WTF: Michele Bachmann Invents The “Morning-After Abortion Pill”

I purposefully did not watch CNN’s Tea Party/Republican debate on Tuesday night because I knew I’d spend the whole time screaming at the TV. It was the right choice. (Like moi, you can read the transcript here.) Texas Governor Rick Perry wasted no time saying he made a “mistake” by requiring adolescent girl…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 14, 2011

Forget About Her Politics, Let’s Talk About Michele Bachmann’s Hair

Michele Bachmann’s Tea Party politics are not to everyone’s taste. Her hair? That’s another story. Women getting their hair did are supposedly asking for her chic, political ‘do, which is a rich brown with caramel highlights. “A lot of clients have asked for Sarah Palin hair in the past four years, and now, it’s Bachmann,”…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 30, 2011
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