She has the craziest fucking eyes. I also never understood why nobody has ever called her out on her claim of having 30 "foster children". These were teens who came out of an eating disorder clinic (translation, rich white girls) who used her farm as a halfway house after their rehab. Most stayed less than a month. She's such lying, state and federally subsidized trash.
[quote]Congresswoman Michele Bachmann threatened to leave Minnesota today if the state goes ahead with its plans to legalize gay marriage.
[quote]In an interview with a local television station, the conservative firebrand said she believes God will destroy Minneapolis once the legislation is enacted, and wants to be far away when the reckoning happens.
Run for you life!
Well it's on the Governor's desk for a signature, start packin', beoch!
Grab your coat and grab your hat,
Leave your cushy job at the doorstep,
Just connect your feet
To the sunny side of the street....for us!
Time to put your ass where your mouth is....
Oh great, she already has her own gay marriage and she wants to deny others theirs.
Well, there you go Michele. Ta, Ta, bitch!
I don't want any bigger, dumber rocks moving to Texas.
Well, it passed.
I thought she was going to Switzerland or some such anyway.
Perhaps they didn't want her either.
Maybe now she and Marcus will return to their own planet.
Sadly, this story appears to have come from the Daily Currant. She's presumably staying put.
Check out this girl go in on Batshit Bachmann at a poetry slam.
The day scores of gay couples have been waiting for is officially here.
Marriage equality laws took effect Thursday in Rhode Island and Minnesota—the twelfth and thirteenth states to allow gay couples to marry, along with the District of Columbia. Both state legislatures legalized marriage equality in May.
“I didn’t expect to cry quite that hard,” said Cathy ten Broeke to the Associated Press after marrying her partner, Margaret Miles, in one of the first weddings Thursday at Minneapolis City Hall. The two exchanged vows and rings just before the stroke of midnight, when their marriage officially became legal. Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak pronounced the two married at exactly 12:01 a.m. as the hundreds in attendance burst into applause. The newlyweds, along with their five-year-old son, Louie, shouted “we do” in unison.
To mark what Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton proclaimed to be “Freedom to Marry Day,” famed baking company Betty Crocker, which is owned by the Minnesota-based General Mills Inc., donated wedding cakes to some of the happy couples.
The Minnesota House Democratic-Farmer-Labor (DFL) Caucus also pitched in with the celebration, releasing a video compilation of the memorable floor speeches from the historic day marriage equality passed the state House
I hope she won't move to Florida...we have enough wild-eyed, nutcases.
"75 Unforgettable Moments From Minnesota’s First Day Of Marriage Equality" is the heading on this wonderful page of photos.
This is what hatemonger Bachmann campaigned against.
Shit, I bet she is going to move and run for office in another state. The thought makes me sad.
Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) was beaming from ear to ear on Thursday as he played the guitar and sang in his Capitol Hill office to promote a new law legalizing same sex marriage in Minnesota.
“This land is your land, this land is my land / From California to the New York island,” Ellison sang. “From the red wood forest to the Gulf Stream waters / This land was made for you and me.”
“Hey, y’all, tomorrow, marry who you want, marry who you love,” the Democratic congressman said.
“It’s all going off tomorrow because people got involved, people got got active, because people did not sit back and wait for something to happen, nor did they cry about bad things that were happening. They got involved, they got engaged, they made a compelling case to the Minnesota people, and the Minnesota people said, do your thing. And so you go do it, you go be happy, you go marry who you love, you go live your life for liberty and justice for all.”
Last November, Minnesotans broke a crucial losing streak for LGBT Americans. For the first time ever in the United States, voters rejected a constitutional amendment that would have outlawed same-sex marriage. Then six months later, they pressed onward and Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton signed marriage equality into law.
At exactly midnight, gay and lesbian Minnesotans began marrying their partners in ceremonies in Minneapolis that were officiated by Dayton, the city’s mayor, and local judges who volunteered their time to solemnize the marriages. As couples find their wedded bliss across the Land of 10,000 Lakes, the man widely credited with engineering this historic shift is settling into a new job as director of state campaigns with Freedom to Marry, ready to take his tactics nationwide.
The right-wing has reason to worry about Richard Carlbom, a 31-year-old gay man who was born and raised in Minnesota. Immediately after graduating in 2004 with a degree in political science from St. John's University, Carlbom was elected mayor of neighboring St. Joseph, Minn. Fondly known as St. Joe, the town of 5,000 has a history of electing youthful mayors, which it continued by electing Carlbom — who was just 23 when he took office. From that appointment, Carlbom went on to work for U.S. Rep. Tim Walz; in 2011, he became the communications director for St. Paul mayor Chris Coleman.
The following year, Carlbom applied for a position as the campaign manager for a then-fledgling coalition known as Minnesotans United for All Families.
"We knew we needed to have a very strong board that would then have a very strong campaign manager to run the day-to-day operations," explains Cristine Almeida, who served as the board chairwoman for MN United and oversaw Carlbom's hire. "And that's exactly what Richard was."
As the campaign manager for MN United, Carlbom helped build the largest grassroots campaign in Minnesota history — engaging more 70,000 volunteers and raising almost $13 million — mostly through small donations made by individuals inside the state, according to the organization.
more at link
Michele Bachmann won't like this news. Maybe she'll leave the country.
Following the lead of the Department of Homeland Security, Secretary of State John Kerry announced Friday that the U.S. State Department will immediately begin offering visas to married same-sex couples in the same fashion it does to married opposite-sex couples.
Kerry made the announcement at the U.S. Embassy in London Friday morning, citing the recent landmark rulings from the Supreme Court in support of marriage equality.
"One of our most important exports by far is America’s belief in the equality of all people," said Kerry. "Now, our history shows that we haven’t always gotten it right."
But Kerry said Friday marked a day when America did, in fact, get it right.
"I’m very pleased to be able to announce that effective immediately, when same-sex spouses apply for a visa, the Department of State will consider that application in the same manner that it will consider the application of opposite-sex spouses," he explained. "And here is exactly what this rule means: If you are the spouse of a U.S. citizen, your visa application will be treated equally. If you are the spouse of a non-citizen, your visa application will be treated equally. And if you are in a country that doesn’t recognize your same-sex marriage, then your visa application will still be treated equally at every single one of our 222 visa processing centers around the world."
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano issued a statement last month confirming that married-same sex couples would be treated like married opposite-sex couples for immigration purposes. Immediately after, a gay couple in Florida became the first to receive approval for a green card based on their legal marriage.
On July 4, a lesbian couple from Colorado became the first same-sex couple to actually receive a green card. Cathy and Catronia Davis have three children, and were married in Iowa last year because Colorado does not recognize same-sex marriage — though the state enacted civil unions earlier this year. Immigration equality advocates note that the Davis family's case proves that the federal government is prepared to recognize and treat equally same-sex spouses who were married in a state where it's legal, even if they reside in a state that does not embrace marriage equality.
Richard Carlbom, who pushed and pulled Minnesota into marriage equality, has his sights set on New Jersey next. The idea is to get enough of the NJ legislature lined up to override the veto by the state's obese homophobic governor.
r67 Thanx for letting me know Carlbom will be right next door in NJ. Hey Richard, when you're done there, cross the bridge into PA, we need you desperately.
Carlbom is already hard at work parlaying his home state's success into a national strategy to win marriage equality. Calling from a busy airport between cross-continental flights, Carlbom offered a preview of the what's next on his agenda.
"Last week, we launched with our national and local coalition partners an effort in New Jersey to override Gov. Christie's veto for the freedom to marry there," says Carlbom excitedly. "We’re working very diligently with Republicans and Democrats to create a broad-based coalition to get the number of votes needed to override the governor’s veto. So New Jersey is definitely a priority.
"The state of Illinois is a priority," Carlbom continues. "We launched a new effort there about two weeks ago, with, again, national organizations. There’s going to be a big, broad, bipartisan coalition, that will secure the freedom to marry through the legislative process in Illinois, we hope by the middle of November.
"And then in Hawaii, we’re working very hard to try and create an environment there where the governor and legislative leaders will come back to the state capitol and pass the freedom to marry. I believe we have the votes; we just need to encourage them to go into session and pass the legislation."
A recent poll has found that over half of voters in the US state of Arizona are in favour of allowing same-sex couples to marry.
The poll found that 55% of Arizonans were in favour of equal marriage, with 35% opposed and 10% were unsure.
Voters most in favour of such a measure were women, Latinos, liberals, moderates, Independents, Democrats, and voters under the age of 55.
Republicans in the state were divided over the issue, with 36% in favour and 53% opposed. The poll found that out of those who identify as conservative, 41% supported and 51% opposed equal marriage.
Please don't let her come to Texas...we are full up on nutjobs....
In December, Carlbom will take a momentary break from his national duties to realize his own happily-ever-after. On December 20, Carlbom will marry his partner of six years.
But then it's back to work.
"Between now and 2016, Freedom to Marry is determined to ensure that a majority of Americans live in a freedom to marry state," says Carlbom. "So beyond those current issues, we’re looking to top those efforts in 2016 in places like Arizona, and Michigan, and Colorado, in Ohio — places where we really want to make sure that we add more Americans to freedom to marry states."
The story in OP's post no longer exists at that link. It was based on an article in the "Daily Currant" an online satirical newspaper. Their story posted on May 13, 2013 was fiction but bloggers picked it up and soon news media saw the blogger reports and ran with the story.
The Daily Currant article was a bit of political humor which satirized Bachmann's long-expressed political positions on the issue of gay marriage.
Bachmann will leave Minnesota after her term is over to become a correspondent for Fox News and
fundraiser for the tea party.
Where will she go?
R61 Those pics have made me cry. I'm not a romantic or prone to easy tears but when you see couples who have waited thirty plus years to get married, it is something special when it finally happens.
[quote]when you see couples who have waited thirty plus years to get married, it is something special when it finally happens.
It's great to see so many happy people.