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Bachmann Says ACORN Will Use Census For Internment Camps

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Something like that at least; she may have said these things before: “If we look at American history, between 1942 and 1947, the data that was collected by the census bureau 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.” Ha. We all know that if Michele Bachmann had been in power in the 1940s, she would’ve *loved* the idea of internment camps. [YouTube, Think Progress]

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  • TGY

    Can we get her to debate Alan Keyes on any old damned subject…in front of a Youtubes?

  • Red Zeppelin

    Is it just me, or does she get hotter the crazier she gets?

    This is basically what the Rs are reduced to: arguing against things fucking FDR did!

  • Adolf Bachmann

    Make me proud, Mama!

  • finallyhappy

    ok, I changed my mind- Sanford/Bachmann 2012(sorry, Sen. Ensign)

  • nappyduggs

    I just hate how she gets a happy-infant-just pooped my diaper- expression when she mentions the Constitution. Someone should check her pantieez for crazy pills please.

  • Terry


    I’m afraid that they’d both be ranting, then their eyes would meet across the lecterns, and a whole new political family would be created.

  • CivicHoliday

    If the government insisted they were doing a census to search out those sneaky a-rabs and messicans, would she change her tune?

  • Tommmcatt

    Uh, Michelle? The census is mandated by the Constitution of the United States. Oh, and last time I checked, it was handled by the <Census Bureau, not ACORN.

    You got stupid in my crazy this morning, honey.

  • 4tehlulz


  • x111e7thst

    Didn’t she just make a big deal out of refusing to fill out her census form?
    Here is some more cool shit from the Bachmann archives:

    Proposed a “Light Bulb Freedom of Choice Act”.
    Stated that Swine Flu outbreaks in the US occur under “Democrat Presidents” and this should be investigated.
    Blames the Great Depression on the “Hoot-Smalley Tariff Act” calling it the work of Franklin D. Roosevelt, even though it had been signed into law 3 three years before Roosevelt took office.
    Sees a nuclear attack as an option in dealing with Iran.
    Believes that the current governments of the United States and Minnesota are planning to end the American “free market economy” and impose a centralized, state-controlled economy in its place.
    Claims Republican Governor Tim Pawlenty is a Marxist.
    Believes members of Congress should be investigated for “un-Americanism”.

  • wolfshirts

    The whole state of Oklahoma is an interment camp. And every Walmart.

  • Adolf Bachmann

    So, she must be fervently opposed to the Patriot Act, right?

  • Hart88

    Malkin sez: yeah, so?

  • Naked Bunny with a Whip

    Farrah Fawcett dies but Michelle Bachmann keeps breathing. Unfair.

  • slithytoves

    When I clicked to play, I got an “invalid parameters” notice, which I guess, is wonderfully correct.

  • PrairiePossum

    I encourage Michelle and everyone in her district NOT to fill out census forms. Census numbers ultimately decide how congressional districts are configured. If there is no one living in her district, there is no need to have a member of congress serving her district.

  • freakishlystrong

    [re=348198]Red Zeppelin[/re]:
    Is it just me, or does she get hotter the crazier she gets?

    It’s just you.

  • Hooray For Anything

    She’s starting to scare me because the fact that people keep on putting her on camera to ask her questions shows that that some people are actually laughing with her and not at her.

  • NoWireHangers

    This ranting lunatic wouldn’t be allowed to operate the fryer at Mickey D’s out of fear that she’d bless her coworkers with a hot spray of sizzling fry grease to cast out their demons. Yet she is an elected official representing people that are, apparently, even more moronic than her.

  • Tommmcatt

    Damn HTML Tags!

  • DustBowlBlues

    Wake up, people, and encourage this winger in every way possible. How sweet would it be if scary white people all refused to cooperate with the census and didn’t get counted. Score! Only districts with liberals and the ethnics and the homeless and the illegals will be represented in the House of Rep–That’s what I call a permanent majority!

  • Mr Blifil

    Does this make her an internment cunt? Or just an interminable one?

  • paintitblack

    As with that odd mirror-y comic thing yesterday, Michelle Bachman world is backasswards. Maybe her problem(s) is that she ate her pantie pills once too often.

  • Gorillionaire

    [re=348198]Red Zeppelin[/re]: I’ll let you know after I “finish”.

  • ph7

    [re=348198]Red Zeppelin[/re]: Well, if a guy’s looking for some strange, he’s gets a busload with her.

  • Youstonedorjuststupid?

    [re=348223]slithytoves[/re]: lucky bastard, I got insane douche dribblings all over my computer when I clicked it.

  • nappyduggs

    [re=348222]Naked Bunny with a Whip[/re]: WORD.

  • 19kevin8

    She would have been one of those people panicking in the streets after hearinf Orson Welles’ broadcast of “The War of the Worlds”.

  • DustBowlBlues

    [re=348219]wolfshirts[/re]: Listen, pal–Just leave us out of this one. We’ll be back in the winger news soon enough.

  • Itsjustme

    [re=348198]Red Zeppelin[/re]: Definitely just you!

  • 19kevin8

    [re=348198]Red Zeppelin[/re]: She’s actually be kind of attractive, if not for those wack-a-doodle eyes.

    Her eyes freak me the fuck OUT.

  • Itsjustme

    [re=348210]Tommmcatt[/re]: Where does she get ACORN from? Just another nut.

  • Extemporanus

    Hope & Crosby starred in a classic road trip comedy based on those interment camps.

    Oh, wait, nevermind. That was “Zanzibar.”

  • 19kevin8

    [re=348235]Mr Blifil[/re]: Neither, it makes her an infernal cunt. With crazy, crazy eyes. Also.

  • Vanity Smurf

    When is she due for a sex scandal? Or is she too crazy to fuck? Oh, wait, she probably only has crazy eyes for Jesus.

  • wolfshirts

    [re=348244]DustBowlBlues[/re]: True. I formally retract that statement. Although, I was referring more to the Choctaw peoples… except for Walmart. Unless Choctaws work there.

  • Maus

    [re=348198]Red Zeppelin[/re]: It’s your poor taste in women. She’s skanky like Katherine Harris.

  • OReillysVibrator

    And she’ll get reelected too. If Obama wants bipartisanship a good way to start is to push for de-gerrymandering districts so that a crazy zealot can’t get elected by virtue of a majority of a few hundred thousand crazy zealots living near each other.

  • SlouchingTowardsWasilla

    You should know you’re a raving lunatic when the wingnutty Fox anchor bitch starts questioning your logic.

  • Hopey dont play that game

    It does seem like even Fox News is in on the joke now. She is a national treasure.

  • rambone

    So much crazy to spout, so little time . . .

    Is there some sort of brain measurement standard they use to weed out the intelligent Republicans from running from office. Something like, “you must be dumber than this (a turnip?) before you may become a representative from Sisterfucking-Motherfucking County, Oklahoma?”

  • Manos: Hands of Fate

    [re=348255]Maus[/re]: And your point is?

  • PomPom

    Ok, which one of you lovely people just updated her Wikipedia page so that this is the first sentence:
    “Michele Marie Bachmann (born on April 6, 1956)[2] is a batshit crazy Republican politician and the Representative of Minnesota’s 6th congressional district.”

    Whoever it was, drinks on me!

  • nappyduggs

    [re=348253]Vanity Smurf[/re]:

    “Or is she too crazy to fuck?”

    Prolly. But her hubby has grown used to hittin’ that from behind and having her head spin clean around to talk dirteez at him.

  • shortsshortsshorts


    Does that mean smarter and more productive/innovative. Because I’ll take that.

    The small penis thing is kind of a turnoff though.

  • Mr Blifil

    [re=348259]SlouchingTowardsWasilla[/re]: They’re just having a cat fight over who best pleased Mr. Ailes.

  • Tommmcatt


    This is not always the case. I have seen proof.

  • Come here a minute

    ACORN Will Use Census For Internment Camps and will force us to march there on the Appalachian Trail of tears, naked.

  • widestanceromancer

    Her blinking tick is getting worse, which is what happens when a replicant’s expiration date draws near.

  • samsuncle

    After watching that video I’m sitting here feeling smug. You know like the feeling you get after a trip to Walmart. Here in Louisiana we have Jindal and Vitter but damn Minnesota has nothing on us when it comes to elected officials.

  • Naked Bunny with a Whip

    @Come here a minute: Where do I sign up?

  • american mutt

    You know who likes internment camps? Malkin.

  • FormerDCite

    Imagine how the first guy to bust her cherry must have felt. At first he thought he scored the greatest prize, but then like a swan who mates for life she wouldn’t leave him alone. I’m sure that guy killed himself shortly afterwards.

  • Can O Whoopass

    Someone check Bachmann’s panties for hidden George Bush goof pills. Anyone? Ensign, Sanford, Gingrich, Frank? No, not you Barney. Sit down, Barney, sit!

  • twowheeljunkie

    [re=348222]Naked Bunny with a Whip[/re]:
    She breaths but she is brain dead.

  • rocktonsammy

    She is just dreamy.

    I love her, leave her alone.

    Shes all thats left of the repoonican party.

  • Monsieur Grumpe

    I’m guessing that she talks like in her sleep. Non-stop crazy babble 24 hours a day. Her husband probably jammed pencils in his ears long ago.

  • norbizness

    I keep having the overly optimistic notion that the factoids floating to her right “The census is mandated by the U.S. Constitution… the census has been taken every decade since 1790” would by osmosis ensmarten her, but I have a feeling she has developed an immunity to such trifles.

  • Come here a minute

    [re=348293]Monsieur Grumpe[/re]: Yes! This means crazy-spewing Rep. Bachmann will be the winner of the women-who-have-‘driven-the-coast-of-Argentina’ sweepstakes!

  • norbizness

    [re=348293]Monsieur Grumpe[/re]: I used to work at the Austin State Hospital, and a full 80% of my clients made more sense than her, including the guy who told me about the special hat Tony Iommi from Black Sabbath gave him that you put on inside your head to keep the demons away.

  • nbawriter

    Why hasn’t Bill Prendergast posted a 3,000-word commentary on this clip yet?

  • S.Luggo

    [re=348216]x111e7thst[/re]: April 2009, Bachwoman said that a bill expanding Americorps was an attempt to establish mandatory “re-education” camps for America’s youth.

    She fell out of the whacko tree and hit every branch on the way down.

  • zenferret

    1947? So like they piped it into the grave of FDR who had been dead for two years along with the camps that were closed in 1945?

  • BadKitty

    I watched it with the sound off and she comes across as whacko. What the fuck is wrong with her eyes?

  • momus

    Wait, the FBI is ACORN? That would explain a lot!

  • S.Luggo

    [re=348224]PrairiePossum[/re]: Census figures are also used calculate the allocation of state and federal funds. Tough titties, MN 6th district.

  • One Yield Regular

    [re=348361]BadKitty[/re]: If you imagine them surrounded by a suffusion of mascara, and ignore the hair, she looks a lot like Tammy Faye Bakker.

    Also, by the time she’s able to calculate the number of people living in her household, that census taker will be halfway down the next block.

  • skutre

    Can I borrow her to fasten down my air filter?

  • choinski

    Okay Miss Minnesota, I support you. Please tell all your constituents to not register with the Census. That way, when Minnesota is severly under-represented we can reapportion YOUR JOB, DIPSHIT to another state.

    Everyone wins!

  • bitchincamaro

    There’s nothing like a little MiBa to wash out the Sanford scum from inside my brain.

  • Johnny Zhivago

    Actually, sending everyone who uses home heating oil in the winter to concentration camps could really reduce our petroleum imports.

  • BlueStateLibtard

    These Repubatards are just getting nuttier and nuttier… I think their reason has been overthrown by Hopey’s election. Or did he manage to implant something in their brains?

  • ishtar

    She got Bette-crazy eyes. Maybe she hates on the census ’cause it’s so hard to count her kids. Big numbers make brain hurt. Also.


    First they came for the Bachmanns, but I did nothing because I was not a Bachmann.
    Then I had a beer and watched Jeopardy.

  • chalkgirl

    [re=348224]PrairiePossum[/re]: LIKE!!!

  • Manofsteel

    This woman is a walking Mad Lib.

    “I’m NOT saying [terrible series of adjectives and nouns], I’m saying [the exact same adjectives and nouns in slightly different order]. And this [verb] me because it’s an obvious act of [noun that rhymes with Mocialism and starts with S that isn’t Scrocialism, smartass].”

  • stephie4

    Oh good Lord. For the record, I voted for Elwyn Tinklenburg. Even my Republican husband voted for the Tink. I write letters to her every week blasting her for being a disgrace and an embarrassment and I have never received a reply. Looks like I will have plenty of material for this week’s letter.

  • imissopus

    She’s using the same rhetorical device a bunch of Repubs have been using on a variety of issues: “I’m not saying this is what’s happening, I’m just noting that a Democrat is in the White House and how interesting people might find it to know that the last time anything like internment of citizens/swine flu outbreaks/building of the Berlin Wall happened, FDR/Carter/that pussy haberdasher Truman was in charge.”

  • assistant/atlas

    Why is everyone making fun of her? You guys are mean. She is just….just….PRECIOUS. Like a beautiful gem of crazy.

  • kth

    Some of her fans are probably scratching their heads, thinking “she speaks of concentration camps like they were a bad thing”. The ones that are more tuned into her frequency would have made the inferential leap: “yeah, but this time, they might try to put regular white people in them!”

  • Bruno

    Michelle, if you’re so worried, just list your race a mixed or something to avoid internment. Or basically lie about everything like Joe the Plumber.

  • Guppy06

    What’s she ranting about, anyway? Everybody knows that the Census only cares about men 21 years or older (and not untaxed Indians). It’s in the Constitution, Michelle!

  • a_pink_poodle

    My God and I actually called myself a Conservative from 2000 – 2008…

    I’m so so ashamed…