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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-09-09 10:12 AM
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Michele Bachmann's Greatest Hits: A collection of quotes from a Mad Woman
from the DumpMicheleBachmann blog:



http://dumpbachmann.blogspot.com/2009/06/favorite-miche...


"The marriage initiative is 'not a Republican-Democrat issue'."
--Senator Michele Bachmann,
Star Tribune, November 10, 2005

"Democrats need to fear losing their seat."
--Senator Michele Bachmann,
Pioneer Press, November 11, 2005

"I had high heels on and I just couldn't stand anymore. I was not in the bushes."
--Sen Michele Bachmann, Strib, April 13, 2005

"He kissed me in Minnesota, too" - Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, Strib January 24, 2007

"Help!!!! HEEEELLLLLLPPPPPP!!!!! I was being held against my will!"
-- Sen Michele Bachmann, Women's Restroom in Scandia, Minnesota, April 9, 2005

"Little children will be forced to learn that homosexuality is normal and natural and perhaps they should try it."
-- Sen Michele Bachmann, Interview with Jan Markell, Olive Tree Ministries.

"This is a ticking time bomb and there is a very real threat that an Activist Judge Strike down DOMA this year"
-- Sen Michele Bachmann, Interview with Jan Markell, Olive Tree Ministries.

"I never wanted to amend the constitution."
-- Sen Michele Bachmann, Calling in to Tom Barnard, May 12, 2005.

"Is there no longer freedom of speech in this chamber, Mr. President?....Mr. President...MR. PRESIDENT?....You can turn my microphone off now." - Michele Bachmann, May 16, 2004, Last day of 2004 Session.

"Literally, if we took away the minimum wageif conceivably it was gonewe could potentially virtually wipe out unemployment completely because we would be able to offer jobs at whatever level." Michele Bachmann, 1/26/05, Jobs, Energy and Community Development Committee, testifying against SF 3, a bill to raise the MN minimum wage and advocating the elimination of the minimum wage altogether..

"Many teenagers that come in should be paying the employer because of broken dishes or whatever occurs during that period of time. But you know what? After six months, that teenager is going to be a fabulous employee and is going to go on a trajectory where he's going to be making so much money, we'll be borrowing money from him." Michele Bachmann, 1/26/05, explaining why teenagers should pay employers for the privilege of working instead of receiving minimum wage.

"If we allow businesses to be prosperous and accrue capital, theyll be giving their employees more than they can even begin to imagine. But when we continue to tie cement blocks on businesses (like the minimum wage) and constrain them, they can actually do less than their employees."
Michele Bachmann, 1/26/05, testifying against SF 3, a bill to raise the MN minimum wage and explaining why it actually keeps wages and benefits lower.

"I was wondering, if most employers are already doing this anyway, isnt minimum wage really just superfluous? Why do we even have one?" Michele Bachmann, 1/26/05, Jobs, Energy and Community Development Committee, testifying against SF 3, a bill to raise the MN minimum wage, and advocating the elimination of the minimum wage altogether.

"If raising the minimum wage to $7.00 an hour is a good idea, that why dont we just raise it to $20.00 an hour, that must be even better." Michele Bachmann, 1/26/05, Jobs, Energy and Community Development Committee, testifying against SF 3, a bill to raise the MN minimum wage.

"I look at the Scripture and I read it and I take it for what it is. I give more credence in the Scripture as being kind of a timeless word of God to mankind, and I take it for what it is. And I don't think I give as much credence to my own mind, because I see myself as being very limited and very flawed, and lacking in knowledge, and wisdom and understanding. So, I just take the Bible for what it is, I guess, and recognize that I am not a scientist, not trained to be a scientist. I'm not a deep thinker on all of this. I wish I was. I wish I was more knowledgeable, but I'm not a scientist." - Michele Bachmann interviewing with Todd Fiel at KKMS as quoted in the Stillwater Gazette, September 29, 2003.

"Something that I think sometimes people dont like to hear is that secular people can be sometimes even more dogmatic in beliefs than people who are not secular. ... In some ways, to believe in evolution is almost like a following; a cult following if you dont believe in evolution, youre considered completely backward. That seems to me very indicative of bias as well." - Michele Bachmann quoted in the Stillwater Gazette, September 29, 2003.

"No one that I know disagrees with natural selection that you can take various breeds of dogs ... breed them, you get different kinds of dogs," she said. "It's just a fact of life. ... Where there's controversy is (at the question) 'Where do we say that a cell became a blade of grass, which became a starfish, which became a cat, which became a donkey, which became a human being?' Theres a real lack of evidence from change from actual species to a different type of species. That's where it's difficult to prove." - Michele Bachmann quoted in the Stillwater Gazette, September 29, 2003.

"On the morning of December 7, 1941, local St. Paulite Orville Ethier was aboard the USS Ward, a boat manned by 82 Navy reservists from St. Paul, when a small Japanese sub appeared near the entrance to Pearl Harbor. The Ward fired two shots, one of which struck and sank the sub, which constituted the first American shots of World War II. The commander of the Ward relayed a message about the incident back to military headquarters in Honolulu. The message stated "We have attacked, fired upon and dropped depth charges upon submarine operating in defensive sea area." The message, sent more than an hour before the 8 a.m. attack on Pearl Harbor, went unheeded.

You are a type of Orville Ethier - a patriot looking to secure American freedoms. The question is, will the Senators of Minnesota act like the Honolulu military headquarters and ignore your message? Today we face perhaps the greatest attack on the family in our lifetime. Now is OUR time to stand up and send a message to avert an equally impending disaster. Please visit www.mnmarriage.com to read my recent column on the threat that legalized gay marriage poses to our civil and religious liberties and, to tax exempt organizations in particular." - Michele Bachmann email to supporters.

"Iran is the troublemaker trying to tip over apple carts all over Baghdad right now because they want America to pull out. And you know why? Its because theyve already decided, that theyre going to territory, theyre- theyre going to partition Iraq and half of Iraq, the western northern portion of Iraq is going to be called, the United, uh, uh, the, the uh, -oh, Im sorry, I cant remember the actual name of it now, but its going to be called, um, uh, the, the, uh, uh the Iraq State of Islam, something like that. And I-Im sorry, I-I dont have the official name, but it is meant to be the training ground for the terrorists. Theres already an agreement made; theyre going to get half of Iraq and that is going to be a a terrorist free,-a terrorist safe haven zone." - February 9, 2007, interview with Larry Schumacher, St Cloud Times. Posted February 10, 2007




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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-09-09 10:23 AM
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1. The stupid... it burns.
'Where do we say that a cell became a blade of grass, which became a starfish, which became a cat, which became a donkey, which became a human being?'


Really?
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nxylas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-09-09 10:29 AM
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2. Some of these quotes need context
Particularly early on in the column. Not all of us follow every Bachmann story to know exactly what she's talking about.
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