Saturday, March 28, 2009

Michele Bachmann Proves Anyone Can Go to Congress

Ok we keep politics here at a minimum. During elections it's hard not to talk about it but most of the time politicians do their thing and we rarely talk about it here. There are other places where you can read about that. But sometimes people -- important people -- say things that make me do a double take and ask, "Wait...what did they just say?"

If you have ever watched The Colbert Report's Better Know a District segment-- it should scare the hell out of you that some of these people (Dems and Repubs both) are actually being elected to office. Is it by default?

Exhibit A is Michele Bachmann. You remember her, right? She's the lunatic that went on Hardball and spoke of some nebulous conspiracy within Congress about Anti American officials and said the media should do some bizarre expose on the topic. Bachmann is McCarthy without the intelligence and tact.

How people like Bachmann, Harry Reid and other complete tools get elected I will never, ever know.

Anyway, the reason for this little post today is that Bachmann has yet again displayed her complete and total ignorance by appearing on the Glenn Beck show and talking economics. First off, you expect Beck to be an idiot -- because he is. Facts is fact, ya know? Beck has yet to meet a topic he doesn't blather on about, regardless if he knows anything about the subject or not. It makes him an ideal pundit. Wrap yourself around the flag, talk loud, even cry if you need to, say things with such conviction that the people who listen to you religiously accept your nonsense as fact. Collect a nice check and do the same the same the next week.

But see --- you expect this from Beck. He's Glenn freaking Beck. He's mostly harmless.

Bachmann is an elected official -- and her complete ignorance on the global economy is absolutely stunning.

The money quote here is this, "Keep in mind that these aren’t just two weirdos hiding out in a cabin somewhere. Beck has a show on a major cable news network and Bachmann has a seat in congress."

Sigh. OK sorry about that. I just had to type that out to get that off my chest. It's cathartic. I feel better now. We can go back to talking about how Elven Legacy keeps crashing...

5 comments:

Jeff said...

Bachmann is beyond ignorant - about the economy, the environment, national security...and black culture:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-DQANalAe0

Blob said...

If you made a post about every idiotic thing said by a member of Congress, this blog would be nothing but politics.

Here's Maxine Waters' thinly disguised anti-Semitism: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFvnL3npQgY

Various Democrats, including Waters, falling all over themselves to say what a good job Franklin Raines did in running Fannie Mae: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_MGT_cSi7Rs ("We do not have a crisis"). But of course Bachmann's ignorance is much more dangerous to our economy.

It's pretty funny that you switch over to politics here over something so minor as understanding of currency markets. With high-profile Democrats committing major stumbles on a regular basis now, you'd think that sports-themed blogs would have the decency to leave this kind of meaningless tripe to the lefty political blogs that have nothing other than this trivial crap to get up in arms about.

Why don't you venture outside your echo chamber and read some blogs you disagree with, and not just the occasional posts cherry-picked and attacked by your favorite left-wing apologists?

You're free to post whatever you want, but just realize that people go to real political blogs for political commentary, not the blog of some game reviewer who's just regurgitating the same stuff that's said elsewhere but better.

todd brakke said...

Bill's afk for awhile today so I guess I'll take this.

Good god. Where to start.

First: "If you have ever watched The Colbert Report's Better Know a District segment-- it should scare the hell out of you that some of these people (Dems and Repubs both) are actually being elected to office." Right there in the second paragraph.

Second: "How people like Bachmann, Harry Reid and other complete tools get elected I will never, ever know." Right there in the fourth paragraph.

Third: The post wasn't just about Bachmann's idiocy with regards to talking about the "minor" issue of currency markets. She's a well-rounded idiocy machine and if either of us wants to take a public figure's public statements to task and vent a little vitriol their way then that's our prerogative. In general we try to avoid doing that because there's way too much out there and who has the time, energy or desire to chronicle all of it? We write about what we want to write about at the time we feel like writing about it. Period. Some stuff we write you may enjoy, some you may not. Deal with it, because nobody's making you read, "the blog of some game reviewer who's just regurgitating the same stuff that's said elsewhere but better." That's your choice and if you think that little of what we have to say then why in god's name are you reading?

Fourth: We're not just reviewers, we're editors too. So there!

Fifth: I'm strongly considering having Qdoba for lunch. Who thinks that sounds good? (What? I'm hungry.)

Brandon said...

I think that sounds awesome, but then again, I think I'm just regurgitating the same stuff that's been said elsewhere, just better.

bill abner said...

"You're free to post whatever you want."

I appreciate that.