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Turborama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-14-10 11:14 PM
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Michelle Bachmann's Supporters Expose Their Idiocy On The Steps Of Minnesota's Capitol
Edited on Sun Mar-14-10 11:36 PM by Turborama
 
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If you thought they couldn't get any more stupid than Sarah Palin's fans, Wait until you get a load of this lot!

At 4:58 (the same time you can see a sign with "Distorted Perception of Reality") someone announces there were "over 4,000" of them there and to not allow anyone tell them anything different. Judging by this video, it looks more like 40.


Bjorn Against's 1st hand account of what went on: http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
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Powdered Toast Man Donating Member (354 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-14-10 11:18 PM
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1. I tried...
I did, but I just can't watch ignorance like that.
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kag Donating Member (548 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-15-10 01:43 PM
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35. I'm right there with you.
I watched almost half, but it was just too painful.

Nothing like a Michelle Bachman rally to make you feel like projectile-vomiting on your computer screen. (Sorry for the visual, but...uuuggghhhhhh!)

:puke: :puke: :puke: :puke: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:
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Bjorn Against Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-15-10 05:22 PM
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40. If you think watching that was painful try actually being there
I was at the rally for its entire duration and I learned that Bachmann supporters don't like it when you bring a sign that does not carry one of their approved messages.
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progressoid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-15-10 01:51 PM
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37. I made it through about 4 minutes.
4 minutes I'll never get back. :banghead:
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tomm2thumbs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-14-10 11:22 PM
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2. I hope they were passing out drool cups that day

Just sayin'
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opihimoimoi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-14-10 11:23 PM
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3. Give um a break...maybe 45 47...not more than 50....
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dflprincess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-14-10 11:28 PM
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4. Some more about it here:
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Hulk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-14-10 11:35 PM
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5. Yeah....the hat ..."says it all".
Nation of morons. Pathetic ignorance reigns in Minnesota burbs.
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The Wielding Truth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-15-10 12:13 AM
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6. It is sad and sickening to see their ignorance so proudly displayed.
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thecrow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-15-10 12:38 AM
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7. I don't think CSN or Ray Charles would appreciate
their music being used as background music for this.
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WhoIsNumberNone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-15-10 01:16 AM
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12. The Republicans never ask permission to use people's music
do do so would be an infringement upon their "freedom" and "liberty".

I'd love to see an ASCAP representative turn up at one of these things and start issuing fines when he learns they haven't paid their fee.
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thecrow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-15-10 01:20 AM
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13. I'd love for CSN or Ray Charles to show up
and start educating them.
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nxylas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-15-10 11:35 AM
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27. I'd like Ray Charles to show up for an entirely different reason
Since the only way he's show up now is as a zombie, maybe he'd start eating a few brains. He'd be lucky to find enough for an hors d'ouvres, though.
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northofdenali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-15-10 06:13 PM
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41. Don't ever ask.
It's easier (to repukes) to get absolution than it is to get permission!
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mzmolly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-15-10 12:38 AM
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8. Shudder.
:scared:
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annm4peace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-15-10 12:50 AM
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9. sponsered by radio station 1280 AM.. the Patriot which is owned by Salem Communications
Edited on Mon Mar-15-10 12:53 AM by annm4peace
Notice the people in the video with NoObama shirts, and the logo of 1280 the Patriot.

So even with a corporate radio station and a corporate backed "think tank" backing the event.. all they could get was 1000 (maybe) people?

what a joke. and they try and convince people it is grassroots.

Just another astrotuff event.

check out their website.

the Patriot
http://www.am1280thepatriot.com/news.aspx

Kill the Bill rally is still on their website.

http://www.cchconline.org /

The Council is organized as an independent 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

Incorporation by the State of Minnesota: August 10, 1998.

CCHC

"A free-market resource for designing the future of health care"

Our Mission

CCHC advocates for patient and physician freedom, medical innovation, and the right of citizens to a confidential patient-doctor relationship.



CCHC Board of Directors

Chairperson
Martin N. Kellogg
Retired
Former President of UFE, Inc.

President
Twila J. Brase, R.N.
Public Health Nurse

Administrative Secretary
Ellen Loegering
Citizen

Treasurer
Val Baertlein
Master in Public Health
Consultant in non-profits

Michael Beckman, P.T.
CEO, Valley Rehabilitation Services

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northofdenali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-15-10 01:02 AM
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10. "You don't get to choose who'll be in charge of your care".
Do you now? If you're in an HMO or PPF? Your doctors are pre-chosen, you get a CHOICE of 3 or 4. And if they're 250 miles away? Do you get mileage compensation from you insurance company?

If you get local care, does your insurance company pay if you need a referral?

I've found, with Blue Cross/Blue Shield - NO.

No.

No.

No.
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thecrow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-15-10 01:16 AM
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11. And then there's always the hospitalist staff
(aka managers) that your DOCTOR HAS TO GET INSTRUCTIONS FROM deciding how much care you are rationed.
Gotta keep that bottom line rising for the investors!
Yes, these people are mental...
I especially liked the sign of the WW2 vet who was against government care.
WTF!?
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northofdenali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-15-10 01:32 AM
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15. I wonder who was "in charge" of his care.
My mom is 96. She HATES the doc Medicare assigned her, so uses her "own" with me and my brother subsidizing.

Dad was WWII and Korea. He thought Medicare should be "universal" for the U.S.

?? These assholes who create their own little libertarian worlds? Let 'em. Give them the bye-bye, and let's the rest of us who give a shit get on with it. They are a MINORITY of voters, but get the majority of coverage. Not like us who were (granted, in the 60's and 70's) IN THE STREET. They HOPE to get 60 folks, and the MSM makes it look like 4000. Like during the Obama campaign. Like the "support the US" after 9/11 (and b*sh floating around with his head in his hand).

I may not be making much sense, but DAMMIT if these idiots don't get it now, when will they get it? They want the money....that taxes won't take. About $4 a week.

Idiots.
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Rhiannon12866 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-15-10 02:12 AM
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16. You said it.
When I had major surgery, I was in the hospital for nearly a week. On the last day, the hospital staff was constantly checking with my insurance company to decide whether they could keep me or had to let me go. But st least I was fortunate enough to have insurance when I really needed it. I haven't had health insurance since 2007. :-(
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liberation Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-15-10 03:34 PM
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38. Furthermore, what is the point of being able to chose your doctor?
Edited on Mon Mar-15-10 03:35 PM by liberation
If you are going to be denied coverage anyways?


Is that what these asshats are fighting for? To have the "privilege" to chose wich doctor they will be denied coverage from?


On a side note, these teabagging idiots are exactly what the ever diminishing standards would lead us. People keep giving all sorts of latitude, until at some point there is no longer any standards. This is the reason why idiocies like these need to be neutralized as soon as they appear. Liberals took the "high road" and ignored all the right wing hate in the airwaves for decades. And look at the conclusion: a rally of hate sponsored by a radio station.


These people are indeed frightening.
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WhoIsNumberNone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-15-10 01:30 AM
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14. was that guy at 1:15 drunk?
Edited on Mon Mar-15-10 01:33 AM by WhoIsNumberNone
He sure sounded like it. Maybe it's a speech impediment.

So if you were able to sit through this whole thing, you'd see at the end they were having a contest to see which sign amused the mouth-breathers the most. the winner got a big screen TV.

...

So they had to bribe this crowd with door prizes?!?


Also, there were more than 40 people there. From what I saw in this footage I could believe 1000- but I didn't see any shots that could convince me there were more than that. And given the teabaggers' and Fox "News" track record of exaggerating attendance at right-wing rallies, I'd have to see a high angle shot before I'd accept their estimate.
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JoePhilly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-15-10 07:38 AM
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19. Absolutely.
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Jack Rabbit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-15-10 03:28 AM
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17. I hate watching grown people make fools of themselves
Edited on Mon Mar-15-10 03:38 AM by Jack Rabbit
That's the worst think I've seen since Jerry Springer. Or maybe even Let's Make a Deal.
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ScottLand Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-15-10 06:56 AM
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18. I am kinda glad Nancy Pelosi's daughter won the contest.
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The Wizard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-15-10 07:53 AM
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20. Shock treatments are in order
They are a danger to themselves and others.
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RoccoR5955 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-15-10 09:05 AM
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21. Who opened the doors to the loony bin,
and let these people out with sighs?
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knightmaar Donating Member (66 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-15-10 10:08 AM
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22. Under who [sp]?
"God!"

"Under who ?"

"God!"

"Say it so god can hear you!"

Um, your god is supposed to be able to hear you wherever you are. Also, he told you where to pray: in a closet.
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AlbertCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-15-10 12:32 PM
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31. Um, your god is supposed to be able to hear you wherever you are.
It helps if you know how to speak the language too.

it's "under WHOM".
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AzNick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-15-10 10:09 AM
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23. Why a few nutjobs get so much media attention is beyond me
When Obama had crowds of tens or even hundreds of thousands, they would not show the size of the crowd, because it would have been unfair to McCain, who only gathered a couple thousands.
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DRex Donating Member (531 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-15-10 10:59 AM
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24. Speaker refers for "Michelle Obachmann" @4:50
ha!
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mfcorey1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-15-10 11:23 AM
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25. These are the craziest bunch of lunes I have
witnessed in a long time. Now I know why Michelle Bachmann is weird. All of her associates are the same. Half of them don't even know why they are at the rally.
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eecumings Donating Member (54 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-15-10 09:24 PM
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42. Be careful with
spelling. "Loonie" is our 1 dollar coin, because it features the loon, a bird, one one side. Sorry America could never figure out how to make a 1 dollar coin (saves us millions). "Loony" describes Michelle Bachman, who should by now be in an insane asylum.
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Joanne98 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-15-10 11:35 AM
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26. Fuck his children and grandchildren! Crosby should sue them for using his music!

THEY NEED TO USE THEIR OWN MUSIC!
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WhoIsNumberNone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-15-10 12:29 PM
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29. It's all in the spirit of further deregulation
Republicans never ask anyone if they can use their music.
I doubt if they pay any performance royalties.
I would bet a million dollars the Republicans don't pay their ASCAP fees.
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davidhilton Donating Member (426 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-15-10 11:40 AM
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28. Looks like they're getting ready to grab their pitchforks and chase down the monster.
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Roland99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-15-10 12:29 PM
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30. That "NOBAMACARE" woman at 0:55 is just plain fucking stupid
A result of being a brain-dead dittohead.

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liberation Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-15-10 03:38 PM
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39. just that one?
Anyone attending that rally must have been brain dead on account of just showing up for it.
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Grassy Knoll Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-15-10 01:16 PM
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32. .......?
Mental health early release program rally goes to Minn.

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eagertolearn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-15-10 01:29 PM
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33. The interviews with people describing why they don't want the bill to pass
are priceless! We need to put several of the best on a commercial that states "Do you know why you are not supporting the bill?".
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HopeHoops Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-15-10 01:32 PM
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34. They must have heard on FOX that it was 4,000 so it MUST be true.
Looking around and counting for themselves would be "free thinking" and we all know that's evil.

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Puzzler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-15-10 01:45 PM
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36. How many dozen, I mean "million", teabaggers were there?
Edited on Mon Mar-15-10 01:46 PM by Puzzler
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