Posts tagged ‘Michele Bachmann’

August 25, 2011

Marcus Bachman Gets Covered by Gay Glitter & It’s Not the First Time: “glitter baptism”

by Accidental Bear

 

Eat glitter you dirt bag. Being attacked by what are being called barbarians who cover Marcus Bachman is nothing less than awesome. It is most definitely not the first time he has had gay objects shoved in his mouth (says my gaydar).

 

flashmob of over 100 “barbarians” approached one of Marcus Bachmann’s religious counseling clinics today in protest of the harmful ex-gay therapy they offer. Staff locked the horde out, so in lieu of confronting the actual Bachmann, the barbarians performed a ritual “glitter baptism” on “Marcus Bachmann,” as they continued to chant, “you can’t pray away the gay, baby I was born this way!” A smaller group similarly protested the cliniclast month. The presidential candidate’s husband has previously compared homosexuals to“barbarians” who “need to be educated” and “disciplined.” (via thinkprogress.org)

August 16, 2011

Handpicked News: Watching TV Shorten Your Life, Kathy Griffin Talks Michele Bachmann, kills dad with weed trimmer,

by Accidental Bear

Nepal’s Version of a Gay Rights Rally

NEPAL GAY PRIDE DANCE X560 (GETTY) | ADVOCATE.COMGay rights proponents gathered in Nepal this weekend to call for their inclusion in a new constitution being drafted for the country, the Associated Press reports.  The constitution could include equal rights for sexual minorities. And supporters used the occasion of the traditional festival of Gaijatra, which honors the dead, to bring their campaign to Narayanghat. The rally couldn’t be missed in the rural town, with the march reportedly led by two decorated elephants. And bands played music to help draw people into the streets.  The Associated Press reports that LGBT people have felt more comfortable being open about their sexuality in the cities than in rural areas like Narayanghat, so the event marked a milestone in acceptance.

Why Bachmann Won’t Be Able To Reinstate Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell

Turns out that it wouldn’t be hard to do, legal experts say. That’s because the law repealing the ban that President Obama signed last December did not expressly order the Pentagon to allow openly gay or lesbian troops in the armed forces. Congress merely laid out a process under which the ban could be lifted. Under that process, the president, secretary of defense and chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff had to certify that repeal would not undermine recruiting, retention, morale and other indicators of what is commonly called military readiness.

 

Kathy Griffin Talks Michele Bachmann ‘Bigot’ Meeting On Conan (VIDEO)

Kathy Griffin has, over the past few years, been a persistent thorn in the side of the Palin family, pulling public stunts, taking out Levi Johnston to events and making jokesBachman Griffin about Sarah and Bristol a regular part of her stand-up repertoire. Now, with a new religious ultraconservative woman taking the spotlight, the comedienne has a new target in her sights. Appearing on “Conan” Monday night, Griffin recalled the time she met Bachmann in Washington while researching for her rally to repeal Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.

Woodridge man allegedly kills dad with weed trimmer

Story ImageA Woodridge man accused of beating his father to death with a weed trimmer will undergo a psychological evaluation after he blurted out bizarre, nonsensical answers Monday during his first court hearing. “When did you last work?” DuPage County Judge John Demling asked 21-year-old Yashesh Desai at one point during his bond hearing. “The beginning of time, maybe,” answered Desai, who appeared via a video link from the DuPage County Jail.

 

Why Cleaned Wastewater Stays Dirty In Our Minds

A boom sweeps around a tank at a sewage treatment plant in Coos Bay, Ore. Even though sewage water can be treated and cleaned, psychologists say getting the "cognitive sewage" out of the water is much more difficult.

 Brent Haddad studies water in a place where water is often in short supply: California. Haddad is a professor of environmental studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz. About 14 years ago, he became very interested in the issue of water reuse. At the time, a number of California’s local water agencies were proposing a different approach to the state’s perennial water problems. They wanted to build plants that would clean local wastewater — aka sewage water — and after that cleaning, make it available as drinking water. But, says Haddad, these proposals were consistently shot down by an unwilling public.
 
Every hour of TV watching shortens life by 22 minutesAnyone who spends six hours a day in front of the box is at risk of dying five years sooner than those who enjoy more active pastimes, it is claimed. Researchers say that watching too much TV is as dangerous as smoking or being overweight, and that the “ubiquitous sedentary behaviour” should be seen as a “public health problem”. Experts from the University of Queensland, Australia, write: “TV viewing time may have adverse health consequences that rival those of lack of physical activity, obesity and smoking; every single hour of TV viewed may shorten life by as much as 22 minutes.”

 


July 29, 2011

NOBAMA. Robot, Brainwashed, Girls for Bachmann (video)

by Accidental Bear

 

Need a good Friday afternoon laugh? Watch Michele Bachmann for president 2012 video.

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July 29, 2011

News Briefs: ‘HE-SHE FREAK,’ Brown’s Anti-Gay Views, Pelosi to Bachmann, Sept. Arguments in Prop. 8 Case

by Accidental Bear

Trevor’s David McFarland On Teen Suicides In Anoka-Hennepin School District Civil rights organizations are pushing district to address suicide epidemic. Anti-gay groups accused of fueling & ignoring crisis. Thomas Roberts talks with David McFarland from The Trevor Project.

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Pelosi to Bachmann: Address the Teen Suicides in Your District Republican presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann’s failure to address a disturbing trend of teen suicides within her own congressional district does not reflect well on her White House ambitions, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi told The Advocate Thursday.                Calif. Supreme Court Schedules Sept. Arguments in Prop. 8 Case The California Supreme Court will hear argumentson September 6 as to whether proponents of Proposition 8 have the legal standing to appeal Judge Vaughn Walker’s decision striking down the ballot measure — one he issued nearly a year ago. In February, the state’s highest court certified a question from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, where the case is currently on appeal, on whether under state law the backers of an initiative have “the authority to assert the State’s interest” when public officials refuse to do so.    

Voters Split Over New York’s Same Sex Marriage Law, Support Growing Among Religious Respondents Americans are split over whether New York’s same-sex marriage law is a positive or negative outcome, a new Washington Post poll finds. Support is increasing among political independents and religious respondents, however. While 50 percent of all adults viewed the outcome as a positive development (46 percent do not), 54 percent of Independents, 63 percent of White non-Evangelical Protestants and 59 percent of Catholics said they support the measure. Among African Americans, “more than six in 10 say the law is a negative development, while roughly one in three see it positively” 

WOMAN ASSAULTED AT SIZZLER: KICKED, THREATENED, CALLED ‘HE-SHE FREAK’ Lambda Legal has field a lawsuit on behalf of Liza Friedlander, a woman who was “physically and verbally assaulted for her perceived sexual orientation.” Friedlander was out to brunch at Sizzler Restaurant in Forest Hills, Queens, when an employee of the restaurant approached Friedlander, claiming she hadn’t paid, and then “proceeded to shove Friedlander and kick her. Patrons joined in assaulting her, with one customer calling her a ‘he-she freak’ and another threatening to sexually assault her. The injuries she inflicted required an ambulance.”

Denying ‘It Gets Better’ Only Latest Example Of Scott Brown’s Anti-Gay Views  Here is a quick look at Brown’s anti-gay remarks and actions:

- OPPOSES SAME-SEX COUPLES RAISING CHILDREN: In 2001, he attacked state Sen. Cheryl Jacques and her domestic partner, Jennifer Chrisler, for deciding to have children, calling it “not normal,” though later said he chose the wrong words.

- CALLED OUT YOUNG PEOPLE WHO SUPPORT EQUALITY: In 2007, Brown “crossed the line” when he quoted profanity from a Facebook group and identified the students who used it when he was invited to King Philip Regional School District to discuss his opposition to marriage equality.

TRIED TO BAN SAME-SEX MARRIAGE MULTIPLE TIMES: As a Massachusetts state senator, Brown voted twice in 2007 to ban same-sex marriage after voting for two similar amendments in 2004.

- TRIED TO CENSOR HOMOSEXUALITY IN SCHOOLS: Brown cosponsored the “Parents Rights Bill,” which would have allowed Massachusetts parents to prevent their students from learning anything about same-sex families in school.

- TRIED TO OVERTURN DC MARRIAGE EQUALITY: Brown took a “state’s rights” position on same-sex marriage in his campaign for U.S. Senate, but in March of 2010, Brown voted for a referendum to overturn marriage equality in the District of Columbia. This was in contradiction to previous statements leaving marriage to the states.

- OPPOSES NONDISCRIMINATION PROTECTIONS: Brown has made it quite clear that he would oppose passage of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), which would protect LGBT employees from unfair hiring practices.

- ACCEPTED MONEY FROM ANTI-GAY GROUPS: Many of Brown’s electoral victories have been thanks to the support of anti-gay PACs and organizations like hate-group MassResistance and the National Organization for Marriage.

- NO SUPPORT FOR ANTI-BULLYING BILLS: Though Brown’s spokesman said he has a “strong record…against bullying,” Brown has not signed on to support any of the anti-bullying bills currently before Congress.

 


July 22, 2011

Handpicked News: Michele Bachmann Would ‘Extinguish’ Gay People, Norway Bombing, ‘Extinguish’ Gay People …

by Accidental Bear

Gay Divorce A Higher Hurdle Than Marriage As thousands of gay and lesbian couples are planning weddings in New York — and celebrating their hard-fought right to marry — others around the nation are fighting for the right to divorce.vSince most states, and the federal government, don’t recognize gay marriages, many same-sex couples are left with no way to officially split.vFor example, an out-of-state couple who goes to Massachusetts to marry, or a couple who lives in-state and then moves away, can’t divorce in Massachusetts because they’d have to be a resident for at least a year. And if the couple’s home state doesn’t recognize gay marriage, they can’t divorce there, either.

Survey: Many Utah Voters Support Civil Unions The results of a new poll show that while most Utah voters are firmly against the legalization ofUTAH X390 (PHOTOS) | ADVOCATE.COM
same-sex marriage, not all are opposed to civil unions. 
Considered one of the country’s reddest states with a 70% Mormon population, it’s no surprise that Utah is firmly against the legalization of same-sex marriage. According to a survey by Public Policy Polling, only 27% of the state’s voters are in favor of marriage equality.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Oslo, Norway Bombing Linked To Utøya Shooting, Police SayPolice initially said about 10 were killed at the forested camp on the island of Utoya, but some survivors said they thought the toll was much higher. Police director Oystein Maeland told reporters early Saturday they had discovered many more victims. “It’s taken time to search the area. What we know now is that we can say that there are at least 80 killed at Utoya,” Maeland said. “It goes without saying that this gives dimensions to this incident that are exceptional.” A suspect in the shootings, and the Oslo explosion that killed seven people, was arrested. Though police did not release his name, Norwegian national broadcaster NRK identified him as 32-year-old Anders Behring Breivik and said police searched his Oslo apartment overnight. NRK and other Norwegian media posted pictures of the blond, blue-eyed Norwegian.              Thomas Roberts: Michele Bachmann Would ‘Extinguish’ Gay People (VIDEO) Openly gay MSNBC anchor Thomas RobertsThomas Roberts
had some very harsh words for Michele Bachmann and the GOP on Friday. 
Roberts was speaking to Jimmy DeSalvia, the head of GOProud, a gay Republican organization, about Bachmann. DeSalvia said it was important to “replace” a “failed president,” and that his organization had reached out to all the GOP presidential candidates. (Bachmann is known for her ferocious opposition to gay rights, and video footage has shown that a clinic she co-owns practices so-called “conversion therapy” on gay people.)                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Kitty Lambert Cheryle RuddNew York Gay Marriage: Kitty Lambert And Cheryle Rudd Aim To Be First Married Under New Law At Rainbow-Lit Niagara Falls NEW YORK — Two Buffalo women plan to be the first to legally wed under the state’s new same-sex marriage law, which goes into effect on Sunday, one month after Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed it into law. The pair, Kitty Lambert and Cheryle Rudd, are to be married the minute after midnight as the Niagara Falls are lit up with the colors of a rainbow.

Calif. Milk Board Dumps Controversial PMS Campaign Even if the science was right, the message proved terribly wrong. The CaliforniaIn one piece from the edgy campaign, a henpecked husband cowers with cartons of milk in his arms. Milk Processor Board pulled the plug on a controversial campaign that positioned milk as a remedy for premenstrual syndrome by appealing to cowering husbands and boyfriends. There’s merit to the idea that regular consumption of milk — and other foods rich in calcium and vitamin D — can lessen the odds a woman will develop PMS or reduce the severity of symptoms.


July 21, 2011

“Barbarians” Raid Marcus Bachmann’s Office: Fab-u-lous!

by Accidental Bear

This is totally FAB! I can say that, I’m gay (did you know?)

 

(via www.advocate.com)

A group of glitter-wielding “barbarians” showed up this morning at one of Marcus Bachmann’s Christian counseling clinics and asked for his special form of help.

“We came to see Marcus. We need to be disciplined,” members of the group told a woman who met them in the lobby. But she wasn’t amused, not even by their barbaric headbands and leopard-print outfits.

“I’m sorry, but I do need to ask you to leave,” the woman answers in a video clip of the protest. “This is a private business.”

July 13, 2011

Gay Couple Told to Move to Back of Bus: Oh Hell No!

by Accidental Bear

SINGER ARI GOLD AND BUS 390x (FACEBOOK) ADVOCATE.COMSinger Ari Gold and his boyfriend were told to move to the back of the bus for holding hands, he said Sunday on Facebook. When Gold refused, the Shortline bus driver pulled over and called the police.

Gold said “we were both listening to Whitney Houston on an iPod double jack and loving her love songs,” and holding hands, when the driver pulled over to tell us to “stop sitting in the front.” Gold said no, “and that’s when the driver called the state trooper.” READ MORE

July 11, 2011

Handpicked News: Planned Parenthood Defunded, HIV-carrier gives birth, Picket Betty Ford’s Funeral, Sean Connery Nude

by Accidental Bear

Baby sleeping in cot
HIV-carrier
gives birth to healthy twins A week after Hadassah University Medical Center announced the birth of its first healthy baby fathered by an HIV carrier, Rambam Medical Center reported on Monday its first two births of healthy babies, whose mother is HIV positive. The Hadassah baby was made possible by the special rinsing of semen to remove the deadly virus; the Rambam twins born to a woman in her 30s were produced with in-vitro fertilization.

 

Director hopes new film will be ‘Brokeback Mountain’ for atheists “This could be the Brokeback Mountain moment for atheists, our tipping point, when we finally get the attention we deserve,” Chapman wrote on the film’s website. “Although books have put atheists into the intellectual mainstream, The Ledge is the first Hollywood drama to target the broader movie-going public with an openly atheist hero in a production big enough to attract A-list stars. This is unprecedented.”

Bachmann Won’t Say Whether Clinics Try to Convert Gays

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Rep. Michele Bachmann claims it would be immoral to say whether her husband’s clinics perform so-called reparative therapy on gay people. “Those matters are protected by patient-client confidentiality,” her campaign staff said in a statement issued to ABC News, which is reporting on the issue tonight. “The Bachmanns are in no position ethically, legally, or morally to discuss specific courses of treatment concerning the clinic’s patients.”

Illinois Scraps Catholic Charities Adoption Contracts The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services sent letters last week toFOSTER ADOPT CHILDREN CHURCH CATHOLIC X390 (PHOTOS) | ADVOCATE.COM
Catholic Charities affiliates in the dioceses of Peoria, Joliet, Springfield, and Belleville saying the state could not accept the contracts for the fiscal year that began July 1 because “your agency has made it clear that it does not intend to comply with the Illinois Religious Freedom Protection and Civil Union Act,” which would require state contractors not to discriminate against couples in civil unions, which are available to both gay and straight partners.

Westboro Baptist Church To Picket Betty Ford’s Funeral

Westboro Baptist Betty Ford

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (RNS) The anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church has announced plans to picket this week’s funeral services for former first lady Betty Ford in California and Michigan. The website of the Topeka, Kansas-based church said the fringe group will demonstrate at Ford’s funerals because she divorced her first husband William Warren prior to marrying the late president Gerald R. Ford.

Planned Parenthood Defunded In New Hampshire Until July 1, a low-income New Hampshire woman paid an average of $5 to fill a birthPlanned Parenthood
control pill prescription at any of the state’s six Planned Parenthood clinics. She might have even gotten the birth control for free, depending on her poverty level. 
But since the New Hampshire Executive Council voted to cancel the state’s contract with Planned Parenthood, a woman now has to pay anywhere from $40 to over $100 for birth control pills at a regular pharmacy.

Sean Connery Nude.. Farrah Portrait Lawsuit.. Artist Paints With Lips.. Ice Cube’s Art Project

 

July 9, 2011

In His Own Words: How I Went Undercover at Bachmann’s Clinic

by Accidental Bear

File this one under ” The Best” and “Fascination”. John Becker finds out the truth always wins. He went undercover equipped with a hidden camera and hiding any evidence that he was a proud, proactive homosexual and turned himself into 007. His findings are astounding and incriminating  for the C]christian counseling center run by Marcus Bachmann. LIES, LIES & MORE LIES! AB

By John Becker, op-ed contributor

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John Becker is the communications and development director for Truth Wins Out.

The date was Thursday, June 30, 2011. I turned on the television and listened half-heartedly to the commercials as I busied about doing other things. All of a sudden I heard a voice saying, “Over the past few days, NBC News has learned how Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann and her family have benefited from the very government programs she denounces.”

July 8, 2011

Bachmann Jumps to Sign New Antigay Pledge and Believes Gay is Choice

by Accidental Bear

The best political choice for Bachman’s campaign would be a muzzle. Come to think of it, that would be the best choice for America as a whole. Hey Michele, now that I have decided to be gay and take that hard road, I think now I’m going to choose to have cancer. That sounds like fun. AB

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Rep. Michele Bachmann was first in line to sign a new pledge affirming her belief that gay men are a public health risk, that gay parents are inferior to straight parents, and that homosexuality is a choice.

June 27, 2011

Handpicked News: JOHN WAYNE & BACHMANN, New DADT Discharges, Facebook Hates the Gays…

by Accidental Bear

 THEY DID IT AGAIN:Facebook Sorry for Censoring Kiss In the latest of a recurring problem for the company, Facebook is apologizing for censoring a photo illustration of two men kissing that commemorated passage of the marriage equality bill in New York and that was posted by The Advocate on Friday.

Pentagon Confirms New DADT Discharges

Video Content Flag N.Y. Marriage: Taiwanese-Style

Not Anti-Catholic, Just Anti-Harm

N.Y. Marriage: Taiwanese-Style

 

BACHMANN CITES WRONG JOHN WAYNE, PRAISES NOTORIOUS SERIAL KILLER Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) has a thing for John Wayne. In an interview yesterday with Newsmax, she said she wants to live in “John Wayne’s America.” And in the Iowa town of Waterloo today, where she announced her presidential candidacy, Bachmann told Fox News, “John Wayne was from Waterloo, Iowa. That’s the kind of spirit that I have, too.” But unfortunately for historically challenged Bachmann, as the Washington Times points out, the John Wayne born in Waterloo is John Wayne Gacy, the notorious serial killer who murdered 33 teenage boys and young men, not the iconic Western actor. Watch it via thinkprogress.org

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