Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Michele Bachmann thinks that establishing a hate crime hotline is a violation of the separation of church and state. Wait, what?

Courtesy of Right Wing Watch: 

Former Minnesota congresswoman Michele Bachmann was a guest on Jan Markell’s “Understanding The Times” radio program again last weekend, where she claimed that a hotline set up by the city of Minneapolis for reporting hate crimes was fascist and a violation of the separation of church and state. 

Last month, Minneapolis announced that a hotline had been established to allow residents to report hate crimes, which include “any crime against a person or property motivated by prejudice against someone’s race, religion, disability, sexual orientation, ethnicity, gender or gender identity. This includes prejudice-motivated property damage (including graffiti), stalking and assault.” 

Bachmann claimed that this hotline is really an attempt to outlaw criticism of Islam and institute Sharia law, insisting that its creation is a violation of the separation of church and state. “What we’re seeing is that hotlines are being set up by units of government for the purpose of encouraging people to call in and rat on their fellow man to report a hate crime,” she warned. 

“What they’re trying to do is implement anti-blasphemy laws. They’re trying to implement Islamic Sharia law locally in order to quiet churches and quiet anybody who would talk about what the truth is about Islam.” 

“What they want is civilization jihad,” Bachmann continued. “They want jihad through the court system to silence speech because when you take away someone’s speech rights to speak out—like we’re doing right now, to tell the truth about something—then it’s game over … There should be a lawsuit filed against the city of Minneapolis for doing this. They have violated the so-called separation of church and state that the left is so in love with because they’re preferring Islam over any other religion and, number two, they’re fascists. That’s what they are, they’re fascists; they want to shut down your right to free speech.”

For some reason Bachmann believes that the only incidents which Minneapolis will label a "hate crime" is one perpetrated against a Muslim.

However according to the government website, this is how they define a hate crime:  

A hate crime is any crime against a person or property motivated by prejudice against someone’s race, religion, disability, sexual orientation, ethnicity, gender or gender identity. This includes prejudice-motivated property damage (including graffiti), stalking and assault.

Look at that, not one word about Islam.

For all intents and purposes Michele Bachmann has dropped off the radar, but I just wanted to share this to remind everybody that the batshit crazy did not arrive with Donald Trump.

The batshit crazy was already in place among the Right Wing conservatives just waiting to welcome Donald Trump into the fold.


  1. Anonymous6:20 AM

    She also believes condensation trails from jets at altitude is government chemical spraying.

    1. Anonymous10:27 AM

      U mean chemtrails?

  2. Anonymous6:47 AM

    Michelle and Sarah: two peas in the same pod of xtian dipsthittery!

    What REALLY happened to Crazy Shelly anyway?

    She runs for president, and ten she doesn't even run for re-election?

    Another secret dill of some sort?


    1. Anonymous8:14 AM

      A NATO coalition, including Spanish and Finnish fighter jets, just intercepted two Russian jets off the border of Estonia.

      BREAKING: US Just Terrified North Korea With ONE Push Of A Button

  3. Anonymous6:53 AM

    This is a woman married to an obviously closeted gay man, and that man ran, at least I don't think he does it anymore, a clinic which did gay conversion therapy. She is one of those who believes the destruction of Israel will bring the rapture. And considering since Hair Fuhrer took office, hate crimes have gone up against minorities period, she's full of shit. The only violation separation of church and state I've seen recently, are the religious freedom laws allowing Gawd fearing Christians to discriminate against 'the gays"

    1. Leland7:34 AM

      "...The only violation separation of church and state I've seen recently, are the religious freedom laws allowing Gawd fearing Christians to discriminate against 'the gays"

      And anyone else they THINK the bible says is ok to hate - including those who claim to be WITH them, but step off "the path". (Unless of course, they start to cry on camera and beg for forgiveness.)

    2. Anonymous8:07 AM

      Or marry three times, install a porn model communist as flotus, lie every time they open their mouth, and never attend any church at all. Yeah, those evangelicals sure do follow that Bible (they seem to be stuck on the sinning part, and not the do good to others parts...)

    3. Anonymous8:19 AM

      Ni&&erHead Brokeback pRick Ferry

    4. Anonymous11:16 AM

      @8:19 Still TRUTH NOW
      I Am Not Your Negro

  4. Anonymous7:39 AM

    A new think tank led by men associated for years with conspiracy theories about Muslims is now advising the White House on an ongoing dispute between Qatar, a predominantly Muslim country that hosts more than 10,000 U.S. troops, and other U.S. partner nations in the Persian Gulf, the group’s senior vice president, David Reaboi, told HuffPost.

    Reaboi founded the think tank, dubbed the Security Studies Group, earlier this year with Jim Hanson, its president. The new group’s most prominent staff members have long histories of making controversial statements.

    Reaboi has warned of “the infiltration of the conservative movement” by GOP figures who ask the party to consider American Muslims’ concerns and see Islamophobia as real. SSG’s social media director, Nick Short, wrote last year of “the sheer amount of money being allocated by Congress to fund what is essentially an invasion of the third-world in the form of refugees and illegal aliens [which] is outright treasonous.” Hanson has described the Orlando shooting as “in keeping with totalitarian Islamic code” and suggested that a homemade clock brought to a school by a 14-year-old American Muslim “was half a bomb.” And all three men spent time working at the Center for Security Policy, an organization whose founder, Frank Gaffney, has claimed President Barack Obama was a Muslim and that Gen. David Petraeus submitted to Islamic Sharia law.

  5. Anonymous7:40 AM

    Internet Freaks Over 19th-Century Books Featuring Boy Named ‘Baron Trump’

    In Baron Trump’s Marvellous Underground Journey, Baron is a wealthy young man living in a place called Castle Trump, but his real adventures begin when Don, the “Master of all Masters,” inspires him to travel to Russia, where he finds a portal that allows him to travel to other lands.

    Now THAT is creepy!

    1. Anonymous8:09 AM

      If I thought Don the Con ever read a novel in his life, I'd think this was one of his favorite childhood books and final son was named after it. Alas, I doubt he ever read ANYTHING not forced upon him at reform school, and he has no curiosity, no appreciation for the arts at all, and is a pathetically inhumane being.

    2. Anonymous8:23 AM

      WOW! Spiritual Awakening at the White House

    3. Anonymous9:31 AM


      Bible $tudy cla$$es>TaXxx Free ME!

    4. Anonymous4:54 AM

      I suspect that Trump, if he ever read anything, read comic book versions of the books being read for class. He is in most ways illiterate.

  6. Anonymous7:53 AM

  7. Anonymous7:54 AM

    Idiot Islamophobes Mistake Empty Bus Seats For Burqa-Wearing Women

    1. Anonymous9:19 AM

      "Maybe terrorists with weapons.” Other members reportedly described the image as “tragic,” “disgusting” and proof of Norway’s “Islamization.”

      “The hatred that was displayed toward some empty bus seats really shows how much prejudices TRUMP wisdom.”

      "“As a journalist myself I am fascinated by social mechanisms such as group polarization, and how people’s perceptions of an impression are influenced by how others around them react,”

      "They saw only what they wanted to see."

  8. Anonymous7:58 AM

    About a year ago Barney Frank was being interviewed and he was asked who was the craziest person in Congress. He said "Now that Michelle Bachmann is gone"?She and Gohmert and Steve King use to be pals.They'd come up with thees crazy, creepy ideas.Rem they came up with Huma Abedeen belonged to some dangerous Muslin org and should be banned and investigated. To his credit John McCain gave a speech from the senate floor defending her. This was before HRC ran for President.I'd say MB is a paranoid schizophrenic

    1. Anonymous10:43 AM

      She's been missing the limelight. Maybe she was addicted (literally) to it, whether the publicity was positive or negative. She didn't know the difference; she only knew she was being talked about. Like another political "nutcase", Sarah Palin, Bachmann has never had a cogent or helpful idea. She doesn't know it but she's much better far, far, far away from the limelight.

  9. The crazy is strong in this one and shines through her eyes.

    1. Anonymous10:39 AM

      At one point I thought her and sara where running neck and neck in the world's craziest politician contest, then Bachmann kind of disappeared from the secene. Palin won the crazy contest hands down, Until Trumpigula decided to become President-dictator,real life Adolf Hitler impersonator. Now we are stuck where we are people.

  10. Leland7:59 AM

    Every time I see those damned eyes it makes me think she is having an orgasm while thinking of fucking someone over!

    This is the face of a true religious zealot. And a dangerous one at that.

    1. Anonymous12:01 PM

      I think if the Republican faction in this country had sex they would be less stressed out.
      No, this one has been without for quite some time now. Carrie's mother.

  11. Anonymous8:07 AM

    "Franken replied. “If you look at it, go back, I make fun of the people who deserved it.” He named Newt Gingrich, Rush Limbaugh and Bill O’Reilly—“Who is that? I have no memory of that man,” joked Colbert—as examples. O’Reilly, who, along with Fox News, actually sued Franken, “didn’t understand that satire is protected speech in the United States, even if the object of the satire doesn’t get it,”

    POKE POKE POKE>tinydjt
    “Blood Coming Out of Her Wherever”

  12. Anonymous9:03 AM

    Quite frankly I had high expectations that someone might have ran her over with a concrete truck.Purely by accident of course.
    She add zero value to humanity!!

  13. Anonymous9:06 AM

    The key word here is "Former".

    1. Leland2:40 PM

      9:06, the word may be former to you, but to huge numbers of crazy people - just like her - she has name recognition and is seen as a truth speaker and prophet!

      I remember once reading a statement I wish would come true: I will be glad when the rapture happens and takes the zealots away. Then maybe the rest of us can get some peace and quiet.

  14. Anonymous10:18 AM

    Wow. Anywhere in the bible does it say be kind to your' fellow man? Does God really concern himself with our petty problems? I thought God was concerned that we followed the ten commandments, and worked at being better human beings?
    Everything in the so called Christians doctrine seems warped. Hate being one of them. Wonder if Lucifer infiltrated their beliefs without them knowing it. God said it could happen.
    Just like Putin infiltrated America. No one thought it could happen and it has. Now we are surely up zee creek without that proverbial paddle seeing as we are split down the middle as people who believe in America and its' ideals, and people who just want to ram their religion down everyone's throat at this point. Wow!

    1. Anonymous4:51 AM

      Well, the Beatitudes and the teachings of Christ exhort people to "love one another" and to care about one another's problems. The problem is that religious fundamentalists in the US have warped the meaning of the New Testament so gravely that it has been largely ignored in their churches except to ascribe Old Testament words to Christ. It's a lot of "fake news" just like we hear daily from the White House today. The far right in this country, whether religious or political, has been lying to the American people for decades now.

  15. Anonymous11:04 AM

    Gryph, please. That photo. It's frightening the children and making the dog howl.

  16. Anonymous9:16 AM


    "Last week during his Sunday sermon leading up to a world-shaking announcement, Garlow asked the assembly:

    “What if you wanted to disciple all nations and you wanted to reach the whole world? So God did you a favor, he simply arranged so all the world came to one place at one time so you could reach them all at once. What would you call it? You’d call it the United Nations and that would be the most economical way that you could possibly reach the leaders. Skyline’s new pastor to the United Nations, Michele Bachmann.” (Wild applause)

    Garlow posted his Earth-shattering news on Facebook announcing how he intended to spread his brand of snake oil, what he calls “a ministry,” to the entire world through the United Nations with Bachmann manning the pulpit.

    "Dream with me. Pray with me. Believe with me. What if a great spiritual awakening was inexplicably touched off in the United Nations in New York City? Our Intercession Team is praying/travailing intensely for that! Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann is Skyline Church's new 'pastor to the United Nations' in New York City," he wrote."

    Someone better warn them to stop hitting on the WHACK PIPE!


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