Howard Stern and Michele Bachmann

The war of words between Howard Stern and Michele Bachmann reminds me recent Fox attack on the Muppet movie.

In a nutshell, if you are arguing with the Muppets, you are losing your argument. There is no way to win an argument with a Muppet because if you make a well thought out reasoned argument, that well thought out reasoned argument was just made to a Muppet.

Bachmann can not win this. Either she will be made ridiculous by Stern or she will make herself ridiculous responding to Stern.

Michele Bachmann Repeatedly Sought Stimulus, EPA, Other Government Funds

A Freedom of Information Act request filed by The Huffington Post with three separate federal agencies reveals that on at least 16 separate occasions, Bachmann petitioned the federal government for direct financial help or aid. A large chunk of those requests were for funds set aside through President Obama’s stimulus program, which Bachmann once labeled “fantasy economics.” Bachmann made two more of those requests to the Environmental Protection Agency, an institution that she has suggested she would eliminate if she were in the White House.

From Michele Bachmann Repeatedly Sought Stimulus, EPA, Other Government Funds

She was just asking for some of that common sense spending that helps her and not that evil socialist spending that helps other people.

Michele Bachmann’s Holy War

Michele Bachmann is almost certainly the funniest thing that has ever happened to American presidential politics. Fans of obscure 1970s television may remember a short-lived children’s show called Far Out Space Nuts, in which a pair of dimwitted NASA repairmen, one of whom is played by Bob (Gilligan) Denver, accidentally send themselves into space by pressing “launch” instead of “lunch” inside a capsule they were fixing at Cape Canaveral. This plot device roughly approximates the political and cultural mechanism that is sending Michele Bachmann hurtling in the direction of the Oval Office.

From Rolling Stone Politics

Worth a read.

Michele Bachmann Refuses to Walk Back Gangster Government Comments

Well, I said I do believe that actions that have been taken by this White House, I don’t take back my statement on gangster government. I think that there have been– actions that have been taken by this government that I think are corrupt

From Video Cafe

Whenever I hear people compare government to organized crime, I’m reminded that when actual organized crime bosses are caught, they invariably claim to be legitimate businessmen, not political leaders. They make not claim to speak for or represet the interests of others.