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You should have to pass an IQ test before being allowed to have any influence in politics. Some people are just so dumb, and they gain power and influence because other dumb people hear what they say and agree, mostly…

Oh wow….

Ow… ow… owowowowow…..

Excuse me while I go vomit everything I’ve ever eaten in my life.

I don’t want her near the White House (or Perry) I don’t even want them allowed to tour the White House until they can pass a simple test on economics of living on minimum wage, the Bill of Rights and Jesus’ commandment on love one another…

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Two things I can’t go without, the Jersey Shore and the hallucinatory/lysergic wisdom of Her Highness Queen-of-the-Baggers. [Pardon the political spam today.]

Michele Bachmann is worried about the Renaissance

The economy is not what ails us today. No, what ails Americans is what Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and their artistic spawn have wrought in the culture, starting 500 years ago. The Renaissance has dragged us all down.

Tea party queen and Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann is convinced that America is sinking into tyranny. Why? In a remarkable profile of the candidate appearing in the Aug. 15 issue of the New Yorker magazine, the artistic flowering of the Italian Renaissance takes a beating for having done away with the god-fearing Dark Ages.

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I normally don’t post current events, but this is just hilarious. I know all of you Renaissance lovers will appreciate the stupid radiating off of this woman. 

Best quote from the article:

and explaining why, for all its beauty, Renaissance art represented a dangerous turn away from a God-centered world and toward a blasphemous, human-centered world.

They do realize a good chunk of Renaissance art is religious in theme, right? While a lot of it was also secular, religious art did not die…

The whole article is beyond hilarious.  

Well, there you have it folks. Medieval Europe > any other time in history since according to Bachmann.

I cannot keep emphasizing the stupidity of this lady.

I don’t know whether to laugh or cry about this…

After blinking at such a stupid idea, she should get over it.  If it’s so wonderful, she should live like the Amish if she dislikes tv, cars and electricity so much.  The Amish aren’t even primative enough if she likes the dark ages that much.  Does she want to live under the threat of plagues killing her entire family and town?  Only someone who has no concept of what daily life was like can say this bullshit.  Oh, and let’s makes sure she doesn’t like like the nobility with better food/housing and freedom from scut work.  Has she even eaten peacock’s tongue and pease porridge ecery day for a month?  I’m getting to hate her because she wants all the bennies of science and hardwon freedoms without granting it to others.

"Bachmann says that European immigrants “did not come here for the promise of a federal handout … or a welfare payment.” Instead, they came here for the “limitless opportunity” that the “most magnificent country” in history afforded them. Well, actually, European immigrants did get special federal handouts in the form of white-only citizenship rights: Germans, Greeks, Jews, Irish, Poles and Italians were never barred from the “white only” military, voter rolls, juries or federal jobs, unlike people of color. Keep in mind that citizenship itself was limited to “free white persons.” When more than 90 percent of black people were enslaved in the U.S., the Homestead Act of 1862 gave millions of acres of land to white immigrants. Yep, federal handouts."

Leaning Right: How Conservative Myths Stoke Racial Fear (via robot-heart-politics)

This is why I get so sick of white people claiming their ancestors never benefited from slavery or racism. Pick up a damned history book or three and read, or kindly shut the entire fuck up when we talk about white privilege in America.

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Be careful with blanket ‘all’ kinds of statements, please.  Some immigrants came after or before or never left parts of the country that were urban than Homestead.  She’s an idiot.