Thank You, Michele Bachmann, For Educating NBC About Carly And Islam

Recently, MSNBC and NBC News highlighted former Congresswoman Michele Bachmann’s tweet pointing to the fact that two weeks after 9/11, Carly Fiorina gave a speech in which she nearly entirely praised Islam. (Her remarks contained numerous errors and omissions of facts. One primarily being that more than half of Muslims worldwide are illiterate, have no personal computer, have no Internet, and have no human rights protections. The GDP of 57 Islamic countries is miniscule.)

While overall a balanced article, the MSNBC/NBC reporter failed to cite basic statistical data consistently released by the FBI. The most targeted victims of hate crimes in America are not Muslims, LGBTQ, Blacks, or Latinos– even combined. The most targeted victims of hate crimes in America are Jews. In fact, some of the most dangerous places for Jewish children/teens in America are public schools and college campuses.

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Michele Bachmann’s Recent Facebook Post Lands Knockout Punch To Obama’s Foreign Policy

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A simple meme can sometimes carry a more potent message than a well-researched article, a fact on display with a Facebook post by former U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann. Superimposed over an image of Ronald Reagan, the image states, “If I was still president ISIS would be WasWas.” Scroll down to view the entire image.

As of this writing, more than 25,000 Facebook users ‘liked’ the image, while nearly as many shared it to their own newsfeeds.

Criticism of Barack Obama’s approach to the terrorist network based in Iraq and Syria has been the object of varied and widespread criticism as ISIS continues to pose a threat to the region and far beyond the Middle East.

His apparent comparison of Christian atrocities of centuries past to the current rise in Islamic terrorism led to significant backlash following the recent National Prayer Breakfast event at which his remarks were made.

Obama has further been lambasted for his administration’s anemic response to the growing threat, with some, including former U.S. Rep. Allen West, asserting that he – along with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton – created an environment in which ISIS could spread its deadly message.

The meme shared by Bachmann packaged the prevailing conservative sentiment succinctly, giving readers a catalyst through which to voice their own opinion.

With nearly 1,000 comments, it is clear the majority of those who saw the image agree with its statement.

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Facebook/Michele Bachmann

“Too bad we can’t have this president again,” one user wrote.

Another comment suggested that the world “would be a better place if we always asked ourselves WWRD? (What Would Reagan Do?) Before we did anything.”

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Michele Bachmann Thanks Everyone From Founders To Lunch Ladies In Farewell Speech

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Four-term Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R-MN) gave her final speech to an empty chamber at the House of Representatives on Tuesday.  The outgoing representative announced her decision to leave Congress in May 2013.  Bachmann thanked her constituents for making her the first Republican woman to represent Minnesota in Congress.

“It has been the privilege and the honor of a lifetime for me to serve as a member of the United States Congress….It’s an honor and it’s the ride of a lifetime.”

Bachmann gave a tribute to Moses and the Ten Commandments as the “very foundation of the law that has given happiness and the rise of the greatest prosperity that any nation has known before.”

The representative acknowledged her humble beginnings as a “nobody from nowhere” who was elected by the people of the 6th District.  She began to thank a long list of people that have helped her political career.  She thanked her donors for their generosity; the Holy God that created her; and her parents, brothers, step-brothers, and step-sisters.  She went on to thank her five children and 23 foster children; her Minnesota supporters and prayer warriors; and the men and woman who serve in the Armed Services, as well as the Veterans.

The retiring congresswoman continued her gratitude to her staff, her chief-of-staff, and press communications director.  Then she included the Capitol Police for keep her safe as well as the Sergeant-at-Arms.  The list went on to include the unsung heroes of Washington: the chaplains, the bible study leaders, and the staff in the clerk’s office.  The eight-year representative did not want to forget anybody and gave a special shout-out to James, who operates the railroad car that shuttles members underground between the Capitol and their office buildings.  She also mentioned the elevator lady “who’s always so happy,” and “the two lunch ladies at our lunch counter in the cloakroom” and their wonderful sandwiches.  As she wrapped up her 20-minute farewell speech, she thanked the Founding Fathers:

“More than anything, I want to say thank you to the Founders of this nation, who gave us the most incredible ride by believing in us and in our future.”

Republican Tom Emmer will replace Bachmann and will be sworn in after the new year.

(h/t: Breitbart)

Image credit: C-SPAN screenshot

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Watch: Michele Bachmann Is About To Take On Obama, And She Needs America’s Help

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Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R-MN) appeared on Hannity Thursday night to urge Sean Hannity’s viewers to get involved with defunding President Obama’s executive order on immigration by “melting the phone lines.” Although Congress is not currently in Washington D.C., Bachmann explained they will be back at work from December 1st through the 11th. She invited the Fox Channel audience not only to call their congressmen and senators, but to actually join her for a rally at the Capitol building.

“We need to have your viewers melt the phone lines.  So, I’m asking your viewers to join us, Wednesday, December 3rd at high noon on the west steps of the Capitol.  Come, rally, and then go visit your Senator and go visit your Congressman.  And you can make the difference and we can get this thing defunded.  We can do this, but we need the viewers to come and help us.”

Bachman was elected in 2006 to become the first Republican woman to represent Minnesota’s Sixth Congressional District in the House of Representatives. Bachmann is leaving office at the end of this year. Republican Tom Emmer, who won her vacated seat, will be the only new member of Minnesota’s congressional delegation when the 114th Congress gets underway in January.

 

h/t Breitbart

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See How These Patriots Are Making Sure Justina’s Nightmare Never Happens To Anyone Else

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It’s hard to determine where the tragedy begins and the travesty ends. It’s a story that has gripped and enraged a nation. It’s a sordid tale of governmental tyranny, child imprisonment and endangerment, harmful and unethical medical experimentation, and a number of gross conflicts of interest.

This is the story of a child, Justina Pelletier, who faced 16 long months of child abuse and incarceration at the hands of both Massachusetts government officials and callous medical personnel at Boston Children’s Hospital.

Thankfully, due to the actions of Liberty Counsel, a Christian civil rights law firm, powerful media voices like Glenn Beck, and tens of thousands of outraged and outspoken Americans, 16-year-old Justina is now home.

But the saga is not over. This sort of travesty is happening all over the country at the hands of underqualified, overzealous government officials. And it’s all being done in the name of “child and family” welfare.

Now Congress is getting involved.

Justina Pelletier’s story is that of a 15-year-old ice-skating competitor who was taken from her parents by the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families (DCF), locked up for 16 months, and is now confined to a wheelchair because of maltreatment for a metabolic disorder.

Here is an abbreviated timeline of events (For greater detail, see this report):

  • Before she was admitted to Boston Children’s Hospital by her parents, Justina was being treated for mitochondrial disease, a rare genetic disorder, by one of the leading experts in the field, Dr. Mark Korson, originally at Tufts Medical Center.
  • At Boston Children’s Hospital, a young, inexperienced doctor in just the seventh month of his internship inexplicably changed the working diagnosis from mitochondrial disease to somatoform disorder, shifting Justina’s treatment from physical to mental.
  • When Lou and Linda Pelletier tried to discharge their daughter the following day, on Feb. 14, 2013, and return her to care at Tufts Medical Center, they were refused; and DCF arbitrarily took Justina into custody as a ward of the state and moved her to a psychiatric ward, where she remained for 11 months. DCF egregiously accused the Pelletiers of “medical abuse” with absolutely zero evidence.
  • Justina was then confined to a nonmedical treatment facility, where she suffered every day with excruciating pain; and her health rapidly plummeted.
  • In Massachusetts, prisoners are entitled to regular visits, education, and medical care. Justina was treated worse by DCF than incarcerated felons. She had a one-hour, supervised visitation per week, no education, and abysmal medical care. Seeking to silence her parents, DCF filed a complaint to hold the father in contempt of court for violating an alleged (and unconstitutional) gag order that was never put in writing.
  • BCH psychologist Dr. Simona Bujoreanu put a self-serving stamp of approval on the Somatoform diagnosis after only 25 minutes with Justina, likewise without contacting other physicians. Dr. Bujoreanu is researching Somatoform Disorder under an NIH grant.
  • Here’s the kicker: Any ward of the state is subject to research being performed upon them, without their consent, even if that research is not primarily for the ward’s benefit. This is a blatant conflict of interest. DCF makes the child a ward of the state, and the psychologist has her lab rat. Great deal for them; horrible deal for the child.
  • After tremendous media and legal pressure, on Friday, June 6, Massachusetts Health and Human Services (HHS) filed a motion for review of reconsideration and dismissal in the case of Justina Pelletier. This action followed Liberty Counsel’s motion to return Justina home.
  • On June 18, after 16 months of being held prisoner by the bureaucracy of the state of Massachusetts at the behest of Boston Children’s Hospital, Justina Pelletier was finally released and returned to her home with her parents, Linda and Lou Pelletier, and her three older sisters.

Now Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) and other lawmakers are getting involved. Last Friday, they introduced a bill in the House of Representatives, “Justina’s Law.” It’s a bipartisan bill intended to insulate children and families from this kind of outrageous treatment.

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