Michele Bachmann: Hate Crime Hotlines Are A Fascist Violation Of The Separation Of Church And State

Kyle Mantyla reports at Right Wing Watch:

Former Minnesota congresswoman Michele Bachmann was a guest on Jan Markell’s “Understanding The Times” radio program again last weekend, where she claimed that a hotline set up by the city of Minneapolis for reporting hate crimes was fascist and a violation of the separation of church and state.

Last month, Minneapolis announced that a hotline had been established to allow residents to report hate crimes, which include “any crime against a person or property motivated by prejudice against someone’s race, religion, disability, sexual orientation, ethnicity, gender or gender identity. This includes prejudice-motivated property damage (including graffiti), stalking and assault.”

Bachmann claimed that this hotline is really an attempt to outlaw criticism of Islam and institute Sharia law, insisting that its creation is a violation of the separation of church and state.

Bachmann: “What we’re seeing is that hotlines being set up by units of government with the purpose of encouraging citizens to call in and RAT on their fellow man.”

  • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

    I hate her face. It’s a crime.

    • jimbo65

      Wouldn’t take much make up to make her an extra on The Walking Dead.

    • Todd20036

      Given who her husband is, it’s not like she’s motivated to improve her looks very much

  • Ham

    That sounds terrible. There should be a hotline for her to call about that.

    • normadesmond

      There should be a hotline we can call to report her!

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    • Kruhn

      You can hate Muslims and queers all you want, Ms. Bachmann. What you cannot do is harass physically or emotionally those people. It seems that for her, only people look, think, or pray like her. So Ms. Bachmann, go fuck yourself. I wish a Sharknado would take her away.

  • Tawreos

    Can’t Lady Crazy Eyes just go into retirement quietly? Surely, her husband needs her opinion on whether she likes the new drapes he picked out for the guest bedroom, or something.

  • safari

    Some call them hate criminals. She calls them her base.

    • Tawreos

      That was my first thought as well.

    • jimbo65

      Someone should repost the cartoon of a mob of Christians crucifying someone while complaining to stop trying to impede their right to hate. Or something like that.

  • FAEN

    Crazy Eyes-fuck off already.

    • safari

      She can’t. Marcus doesn’t like that.

      • FAEN

        True. Lady Bird enjoys the 🐔 too much.

  • Jerry Kott

    There are no guard rails for normal anymore. Madness is acceptable and each day the bar is lowered. In another time, this would be perceived as a cry for help.

    • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

      Enh, not so much help as attention. She’s trying anything that she can to remain at all relevant.

      • Jerry Kott

        Life is lonely at the bottom of the barrel ?

    • Boreal

      Are there no strait jackets? Are there no mental asylums?

      • Jerry Kott

        The inmates are already running the asylum. She is already her husband’s, Lady Bird’s, “Straight Jacket”.

      • DaveMiller135

        Still hoping for a visit from the Ghost of Presidents’ Future.

      • Exatron

        I’m starting to think Wonko the Sane had the right idea with his asylum.

  • Todd20036

    It’s time for Ladybird to accept the fact that his experiment with heterosexuality is an utter failure, and that the fact that the only woman willing to stay with him is someone who is insane with Nazi leanings should be proof enough that he wasted his life denying himself.

    • Tawreos

      He may be afraid of what will happen if he leaves the insane lady with Nazi leanings.

      • Todd20036

        He’s already blown his chances of ever finding a relationship with another man, much less having gay sex.
        Perhaps he feels he’d rather be with Bachmann than be alone.

        • Tawreos

          How could alone not win with those two choices?

  • AtticusP
  • Michael R
  • ETownCanuck
    • Michael

      She also lacks a dick willing to go into it too.

  • Bluto

    I’m goddamn sick & tired of this sharia law scare bullshit. 1st amendment, can’t happen.

    • Friday

      The Christianists are of course trying to get rid of the 1st amendment, at least regarding anyone but themselves.

      • Bluto

        Oh course, christian sharia would be totally ok.

    • The_Wretched

      Muslims are down in the 1% range. That means there are fewer self identifying muslims in the US than atheists. Their % is projected to grow but until and unless they really get serious on massive breeding programs, they’ll never have enough political power to change anything legally.

  • Friday

    It seems like Christianist projection has become a pathology all of its own.

  • Thorn Spike

    And to think she was on the House Intelligence Committee.

    • Friday

      I guess they couldn’t find any.

    • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

      Well that explains a lot!

    • Tomcat

      That is an oxy-moron. House Intelligence does not go together.

      • djcoastermark

        Too many morons with oxy.

    • djcoastermark

      Ah ha ha , oh you so funny, intelligence ha ha ha committee. Mommy make it stop! ( shout out to Linda Blair/Exorsist for that one)

  • M Jackson
    • Derrick Johns

      Well, thank you, M Jackson. But I’m terrified of mice. Can you imagine what rats do to me. Although, I’m not scared of them out of doors. Sometimes I thought they were possoms….and I chased them. Of course I’d had a cocktail, or two, or three.

  • Sam_Handwich
  • Boreal
    • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly
      • Boreal

        She’s not homeless though. In fact Marcus’ practice to cure teh gay probably gets funding via our tax dollars.

      • Jerry Kott

        There should be an app for helping the ” helpless hopeless” like her and her minions.

  • Gregory In Seattle

    “What we’re seeing is that hotlines being
    set up by units of government with the purpose of encouraging citizens
    to call in and RAT on their fellow man.”

    Says a woman who, as a Congresscritter, strongly urged Americans to call the government and RAT on their fellow man if they felt alarmed by the presence of dark-skinned foreigners who used a different brand of snake oil.

  • Boreal
  • Pat

    This is what happens when the sewer lids are lifted.

  • Harveyrabbit

    Just in case there’s some hermit out there who hasn’t watched the Bachmann Bad Lip Reading episode: (Still makes more sense than she ever does in real life)

    • David Walker

      I had forgotten. Thank you.

  • Adam Stevens

    Fortunately, the white-coat hotline still exists.

    • FelineMama

      IF ONLY, Adam, IF ONLY!!!!!

  • Will Parkinson

    Wow. That’s a huge leap. Even for her.

  • djcoastermark

    AAAK, needs major warning for that pic.

  • Tomcat

    She is confused. Actually (them) not allowing this hotline would be a fascist violation of separation of church and state.

  • FelineMama

    Whhhaatttt?? A gop supporting “separation of church & state”? Ohhh, yea, I see.

    • Tomcat

      Not really, she feels this separates church and state and she hates that.

  • JWC

    Ya Michy baby twist the truth and add all the bug-a-boo tag lines to stir the redneck nest.and all this with no brain https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/435fb5a36d3c55600617b4910842f1e449f8f670674011ae5ea0967f6fac16f1.jpg

  • Tomcat

    Republicans all wear blinders these days.
    They can ONLY see their way and no other way.

    • JWC

      not only is that all they can see they are to afriad to wander from it

  • Boreal
  • Boreal
    • Christopher

      There are a shit-tonne of men who should be in that graphic as well.

    • ted-

      What can be done to rid our society of them? I’m open to suggestions…

      • Boreal

        Education of the population and ostracization of the willfully ignorant.

  • Michael R

    Reporting pedophile priests is Fascism !! – Michele Bachmann

  • Sporkfighter

    UtT: “We’re here with former Congresscreature Michelle Backman. Mrs. Bachman, what do you think of the way this current congress has been portrayed in the media?”

    MB: “Well, Jan, the media is so negative, reporting lies about our Dear President, confusing the patriotic American voters and that’s a problem, but mostly, there’s not enough ME in the media.”

    UtT: “Not enough you?”

    MB: “Yes. You see, ‘media’ begins with ‘ME’, so there should be more of me in the media. That’s why I’ve upped my batshittery to Biblical levels.”

    • Statistics Palin

      B is greater than the population mean?

      • Sporkfighter

        Close…”be greater than average”.

    • Beagle

      I still miss Michelangelo Signorile’s soundbite of her saying, “I live in an alternate universe.”

  • Natty Enquirer

    I’m opposed to sharia, but I’ll make an exception for Bachmann.

  • Kelly Lape

    She should call the hotline and report the attack on her “Christianity”

  • Michael R

    If you claim to be religious you should be able
    to get away with ANYTHING – Michele Bachmann

    • Tomcat

      I find IF one has to claim they are religious,,, they are NOT actually.

  • Rex

    Ya know what Michele?
    In a couple months I’m gonna wish you “Happy Holidays” just to piss you off.

    • Tomcat

      I am going to wish her Happy Kwanzaa.
      That should make her day black.

    • Hank

      I would send her a dreidel, but why waste my time and money!!!

    • vorpal 😼

      I’d like to start wishing fundie Christians a sincere Merry Christmas in June just to see how close to exploding I can bring their heads.

    • prixator

      And, she’ll call the hate hotline to report you! (They’re all hypocrites, so it’s easy to predict.)

  • Nic Peterson

    Crazy Eyes is concerned about the separation of church and state? Well color me surprised, she’s normally frothing on about exactly the opposite.

  • bkmn
  • Ernest Endevor

    Go peg Ladybird.

  • Statistics Palin

    Lutefisk for brains.

    • Mark_in_MN

      That is unfair to lutefisk!

  • Cuberly
    • John30013

      Anthony Ainley, the best actor to play the Master (and hot!).

  • Tomcat

    Shouldn’t you be submitting to some man right now. Now go.

  • Leo

    OT. Looks like L.A. was just awarded the 2028 Summer Olympics. All I have to say is good luck – my hometown of Boston saw right through the IOC and that ruse.

    • Jonathan Smith

      come on, surely they have a couple of hundred billion to waste?

  • Tomcat

    Michelle what kind of religion do you participate in?
    Why I participate in the Sharia Baptist religion.
    Got to run, my husband wants sex now and I always obey my man.

    • ByronK

      He does, but not with her. Wrong parts.

  • Jonathan Smith
  • Ninja0980

    How can we miss you if you won’t go the fuck away?

  • Michael Hampton

    My mom says crazy nut job things too. It’s not news. Please stop giving this whacko the attention she so desperately craves.

  • 2patricius2

    “Houston, space cadet Bachmann’s tether to the space ship Sanity has broken.”

    • Beagle

      …a long, long time ago.

  • The_Wretched

    hmmm -city of Minneapolis is a Democratic Party held stronghold that governs itself without ex-reps from a 3rd ring suburb chiming in.

    This is, however, standard for her. She worked hard to kill the Anoka County anti-bullying school standards as well even though christians bullying of LGBTQ people lead to suicides of the later.

  • AmeriCanadian

    Bachmann: “What we’re seeing is that hotlines being set up by units of government with the purpose of encouraging citizens to call in and RAT on their fellow man.”


  • Tor

    Why is she still a thing?

    • Jean-Marc in Canada

      I suspect it may be because Marcus isn’t…ahem…keeping her “happy.”

  • Hank
  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    It appears someone’s desperate to be relevant…notice I didn’t say ‘again’

  • paganguy

    The sooner someone adjusts her meds, the better.

  • Christopher

    People, it’s time…

    …to finally give Crazy Eyes some fashion advice.

  • boatboy_srq

    Bachmann (R-Gilead) is complaining about this service because it’s not explicitly set up for HER backers to call and complain about Those Other People®.

  • TimJ

    You can download the “Understanding the Times” podcast in iTunes. Bachmann is a regular guest on the show which is a whole lot of crazy. Great for hate listening.

  • SammySeattle

    Wait. I thought there was no separation of church and state.

    • David Walker

      You’re right for Sunday (obviously), Monday (still feeling the glow of moral superiority), Wednesday (they want that mid-week service to be held in borough hall), and Friday (why doesn’t “The Government’s Guide to DC” contain a list of the right xn churches?). Total separation on Tuesdays (who cares), Thursdays (no government control of church choirs…EVER), and Saturdays (one needs to do something naughty Saturday night so you can have something to repent on Sunday in church…the government CAN’T regulate debauchery on Saturdays).

  • Galvestonian

    WHAT ? Where the hell odes this crapola come from. Is Libtard University publishing a daily bulletin of Stupidity for the Masses ?

  • teedofftaxpayer

    She maybe out of Congress but she’s still batshit crazy.

  • infmom

    Aw. Someone called and reported her for screaming at her maid again.

  • theonlyseven

    Oh, suddenly she’s all for church state separation? That’s odd.

    ” Rep. Michele Bachmann have spoken out against the very notion of separation of church and state. Bachmann told a large youth ministry group a few years ago that religion is supposed to be part of government: “[Public schools] are teaching children that there is separation of church and state, and I am here to tell you that is a myth. That’s not true.”


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  • Larry in Oklahoma

    But Michele, darling, that “RATTING” on each other is exactly what your cheeto Jesus trump suggested. And besides, if you don’t F**k up and mistreat your fellow man, then, they are not going to report on your stupid ass. Or maybe she is harboring her ‘husband’??

  • RJ Bone

    Go fellate a corndog, Crazy-Eyes. If it were “religious discrimination” you’d hand-fucking-deliver gold-plated tablets to the DOJ, on your knees.

  • Hank

    Hate Crime Hotlines Are A Fascist Violation Of The Separation Of Church And State


  • Alexander Stallwitz

    The Christian Right especally the Homeschoolers has a paranoid fear of tip lines. Its a constant fever dream of theirs that unelected bureaucrats like child services and fedral law enforcement hate christians and actively target them. Remeber the Right went apeshit when the DHS under Obama warned that veterns could join militas.

  • Richard B

    She is loose again, ugh…
    Crazy Eyes Bachman is even less credible than the insane preachers who shake their fists at the sky while screaming “the end of the world is near”,that you find on urban street corners.
    Ignore her and maybe she will get bored and go home to cook dinner for her nelly closeted husband.

  • Jon Doh

    She’s like a female version of Mike Huckabee, but with a more feminine spouse.

  • twb6yz

    So in her mind there is no difference between reporting a crime and “ratting on your fellow man?”

    I guess that time in the bathroom where she claimed she was held against her will she was ratting out her fellow woman, then.

  • Fuming Riley

    Bachmann gets nuttier every day, she fits in well with today’s republican party.

  • wds
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