Friday, June 26, 2009

She's INSANE!!!

This is from today's Progress Report ... I think Michele Bachmann says crazy shit just to get her face on TV:

RADICAL RIGHT -- REP. BACHMANN FEARS CENSUS WILL BE USED TO PUT AMERICANS IN INTERNMENT CAMPS: On Fox News yesterday, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) reiterated her intention to break the law by refusing to complete the 2010 Census. Playing prominently in Bachmann's fear-mongering about the Census is her misguided belief that the community organizing group ACORN is helping to collect Census data. In fact, ACORN will not have any role in collecting Census responses. ACORN is simply one of thousands of partners who have agreed to help promote the fact that the Census bureau will soon have many job openings. Bachmann also suggested yesterday that the government could use the Census data for nefarious purposes -- including the imprisonment of Americans in internment camps. She claimed that the Census information collected between 1942 and 1947 was "handed over to the FBI and other organizations, at the request of President Roosevelt, and that's how the Japanese were rounded up and put into the internment camps." She then suggested that this might happen again. But while Bachmann's concerns about the data collected by the Census appear to be new, the questions that she is concerned with are not. Indeed, Census questions on race have been asked since 1790; home language since 1890; rent since 1880; income since 1940; and how Americans heat their homes since 1940. Moreover, as a former tax attorney, Bachmann ought to recognize that many of the Census questions that she considers invasive overlap with information that Americans give to IRS every year when filing their taxes.

Monday, June 01, 2009


This is from today's Progress Report ... AGAINST ABORTION??? ... DON'T HAVE ONE!!!:

TERRORISM -- RIGHT-WING RADICALS CELEBRATE KILLING OF ABORTION DOCTOR: Yesterday, Dr. George Tiller, one of the last doctors who performed mid- to late-term abortions, was shot and killed "as he stood in the foyer of his church." The 51-year-old suspect, Scott Roeder, who is likely to be charged with murder and aggravated assault today, was reportedly a member of the anti-government "Freemen" group. In 2007, "someone posting to the website of the antiabortion group Operation Rescue used the name 'Scott Roeder'" and suggested organizing "as many people as possible to attend Tillers [sic] church (inside, not just outside)" and question his practices. While many pro-life groups were quick to denounce Tiller's murder, other right wingers were less concerned. "George Tiller was a mass-murderer. We grieve for him that he did not have time to properly prepare his soul to face God," wrote Operation Rescue founder Randall Terry. Operation Save America's Rev. Rusty Thomas wrote, "He died the way he lived." Tiller has long been demonized by the mainstream conservative movement. "But there's no other person who bears as much responsibility for the characterization of Tiller as a savage on the loose, killing babies willy-nilly" as Fox News's Bill O'Reilly, writes Salon's Gabriel Winant. Since O'Reilly first denounced Tiller on air in 2005, O'Reilly and his guests have discussed the doctor on more than 28 episodes. "Almost invariably," Winant notes, "Tiller is described as 'Tiller the Baby Killer.'" (Watch a compilation of O'Reilly's attacks here.) Laura Ingraham compared Tiller to Hitler. RH Reality Check reminds readers that six abortion providers and clinic staff were murdered during President Clinton's two terms and links the killings to the dangerous, escalating rhetoric of the far right.