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RAW: Uncooked Truth, Beyond Belief 

Issue #279
March 27, 2009
Bachmann Denier Overdrive
Josh Dorner

Minnesota is a state known for its many loons. And perhaps the most famous of all is Representative Michele Bachmann.

(See just a few examples of her inanity, insanity, and inexplicable idiocy here and here)

Bachmann, already something of a national embarrassment, went above and beyond the call of duty this week during an expansive radio interview. Apparently making polluters pay in order to build the clean energy economy is tantamount to tyranny and Bachmann, who refers to herself as a "foreign correspondent on enemy lines" wants her constituents to be "armed and dangerous" in order to fight President Obama's widely-supported plans on energy and global warming. To wit:

"I want people in Minnesota armed and dangerous on this issue of the energy tax because we need to fight back. Thomas Jefferson told us 'having a revolution every now and then is a good thing,' and the people -- we the people -- are going to have to fight back hard if we're not going to lose our country. And I think this has the potential of changing the dynamic of freedom forever in the United States."

(Mind you, Bachmann is all for the current "energy tax" we have -- the one that sucks cash from your wallet in order to pad the pockets of Big Oil, Big Coal, and hostile foreign regimes around the world.)

And what are these so-called armaments she seeks to provide her constituents with? Two "boffo" talks by Chris Horner, an overblown blowhard global warming denier from one of the most notorious denialist operations of all time.  


Not seen enough? Our friends at TPM have put together a little video of what they call the "Bachmann effect," or the "the face that launches a thousand dumbfounded looks," as Huffington Post called the Congresswoman.


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