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9/30/2012 9:15:19 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
I came across this article today (it is presented below). Apparently Congresswoman Bachmann thinks that falafel (a popular Arab vegetarian meal served in some Public schools) is a "gateway food" and could lead ultimately America's fall to Islam. She thinks the state should ban all Arab foods from Public Schools for this reason. She said this:

'falafel is a gateway food," responded Bachmann, "It starts with falafel, then the kids move on to shawarma. After a while they say 'hey this tastes good, I wonder what else comes from Arabia?' "
"Before you know it our children are listening to Muslim music, reading the Koran, and plotting attacks against the homeland."
"We need to stop these terror cakes now, before they infiltrate any further."


I personally think she is out of her d@mn mind, and I wonder how someone with this much ignorance and paranoia could have gotten elected to Congress. I mean seriously! Are people from Minnesota this stupid?

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9/30/2012 9:17:02 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 9/30/2012 9:15:19 PM, Deathbeforedishonour wrote:
I came across this article today (it is presented below). Apparently Congresswoman Bachmann thinks that falafel (a popular Arab vegetarian meal served in some Public schools) is a "gateway food" and could lead ultimately America's fall to Islam. She thinks the state should ban all Arab foods from Public Schools for this reason. She said this:

'falafel is a gateway food," responded Bachmann, "It starts with falafel, then the kids move on to shawarma. After a while they say 'hey this tastes good, I wonder what else comes from Arabia?' "
"Before you know it our children are listening to Muslim music, reading the Koran, and plotting attacks against the homeland."
"We need to stop these terror cakes now, before they infiltrate any further."


I personally think she is out of her d@mn mind, and I wonder how someone with this much ignorance and paranoia could have gotten elected to Congress. I mean seriously! Are people from Minnesota this stupid?

http://dailycurrant.com...

LOL

So much for protecting civil liberties . . . ban falafel, lmao.
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9/30/2012 9:18:22 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
I love falafel, but I've never had any inclination to become Muslim.

I love how the whole point of her argument is to limit exposure to the world because she's afraid that some ideas might be more attractive than American ideas.
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9/30/2012 9:20:28 PM
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9/30/2012 9:23:20 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 9/30/2012 9:18:22 PM, royalpaladin wrote:
I love falafel, but I've never had any inclination to become Muslim.

I love how the whole point of her argument is to limit exposure to the world because she's afraid that some ideas might be more attractive than American ideas.

I agree she fails to realize that American Culture is a mixture of a lot of cultures from around the world. I sure hope that Jim Graves beats her in the next election.
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10/1/2012 3:09:25 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 9/30/2012 9:15:19 PM, Deathbeforedishonour wrote:
I came across this article today (it is presented below). Apparently Congresswoman Bachmann thinks that falafel (a popular Arab vegetarian meal served in some Public schools) is a "gateway food" and could lead ultimately America's fall to Islam. She thinks the state should ban all Arab foods from Public Schools for this reason. She said this:

'falafel is a gateway food," responded Bachmann, "It starts with falafel, then the kids move on to shawarma. After a while they say 'hey this tastes good, I wonder what else comes from Arabia?' "
"Before you know it our children are listening to Muslim music, reading the Koran, and plotting attacks against the homeland."
"We need to stop these terror cakes now, before they infiltrate any further."


I personally think she is out of her d@mn mind, and I wonder how someone with this much ignorance and paranoia could have gotten elected to Congress. I mean seriously! Are people from Minnesota this stupid?

http://dailycurrant.com...

It is kind of funny she goes on this Muslim Brotherhood kick, and tries to lump in our 5th district Rep, who is a muslim, with them.
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10/1/2012 3:44:54 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 9/30/2012 11:46:08 PM, Wnope wrote:
Y'all know Daily Currant is a satire paper, right?
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10/1/2012 6:37:17 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 10/1/2012 3:44:54 AM, AlwaysMoreThanYou wrote:
At 9/30/2012 11:46:08 PM, Wnope wrote:
Y'all know Daily Currant is a satire paper, right?

Yes, but it's really funny and it's totally something Bachmann would do. :)
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10/1/2012 7:47:58 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 9/30/2012 9:15:19 PM, Deathbeforedishonour wrote:
I came across this article today (it is presented below). Apparently Congresswoman Bachmann thinks that falafel (a popular Arab vegetarian meal served in some Public schools) is a "gateway food" and could lead ultimately America's fall to Islam. She thinks the state should ban all Arab foods from Public Schools for this reason. She said this:

'falafel is a gateway food," responded Bachmann, "It starts with falafel, then the kids move on to shawarma. After a while they say 'hey this tastes good, I wonder what else comes from Arabia?' "
"Before you know it our children are listening to Muslim music, reading the Koran, and plotting attacks against the homeland."
"We need to stop these terror cakes now, before they infiltrate any further."


I personally think she is out of her d@mn mind, and I wonder how someone with this much ignorance and paranoia could have gotten elected to Congress. I mean seriously! Are people from Minnesota this stupid?

http://dailycurrant.com...

LOL! I haven't laughed so hard. Sure, I love Chinese food. What next? I'm going to become a dirty communist loving Mao?!

Bachmann is batshi!t crazy!
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10/1/2012 7:54:56 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 9/30/2012 9:15:19 PM, Deathbeforedishonour wrote:
I came across this article today (it is presented below). Apparently Congresswoman Bachmann thinks that falafel (a popular Arab vegetarian meal served in some Public schools) is a "gateway food" and could lead ultimately America's fall to Islam. She thinks the state should ban all Arab foods from Public Schools for this reason. She said this:

'falafel is a gateway food," responded Bachmann, "It starts with falafel, then the kids move on to shawarma. After a while they say 'hey this tastes good, I wonder what else comes from Arabia?' "
"Before you know it our children are listening to Muslim music, reading the Koran, and plotting attacks against the homeland."
"We need to stop these terror cakes now, before they infiltrate any further."


I personally think she is out of her d@mn mind, and I wonder how someone with this much ignorance and paranoia could have gotten elected to Congress. I mean seriously! Are people from Minnesota this stupid?

http://dailycurrant.com...

I hope you realize that was satire http://www.bikyamasr.com...
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10/1/2012 8:16:21 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
I just laughed so hard that I peed my pants. Most of the satire, including the onion, really is just not that good. This one was good though because I can almost see it as truth. It reminds me when some tea baggers tried to get rid of Muslim family day at six flags.
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10/1/2012 8:48:43 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 10/1/2012 8:16:21 AM, slo1 wrote:
I just laughed so hard that I peed my pants. Most of the satire, including the onion, really is just not that good. This one was good though because I can almost see it as truth. It reminds me when some tea baggers tried to get rid of Muslim family day at six flags.

LOL! yea, until I looked at the link and realized it was satire, I almost believed it!
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10/1/2012 12:54:14 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 10/1/2012 8:16:21 AM, slo1 wrote:
I just laughed so hard that I peed my pants. Most of the satire, including the onion, really is just not that good. This one was good though because I can almost see it as truth. It reminds me when some tea baggers tried to get rid of Muslim family day at six flags.

The onion's not that good? Come on, they put out some hilarious stuff.
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10/1/2012 1:34:46 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
This is the kind of thing that you read the first bit and think "Hmm, sounds plausible.", then you read the rest of the argument and say "Let's see if this is known to be a satire website.".
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10/1/2012 1:35:15 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 10/1/2012 1:34:46 PM, AlwaysMoreThanYou wrote:
This is the kind of thing that you read the first bit and think "Hmm, sounds plausible.", then you read the rest of the article and say "Let's see if this is known to be a satire website.".
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10/1/2012 5:15:07 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 9/30/2012 9:15:19 PM, Deathbeforedishonour wrote:
I came across this article today (it is presented below). Apparently Congresswoman Bachmann thinks that falafel (a popular Arab vegetarian meal served in some Public schools) is a "gateway food" and could lead ultimately America's fall to Islam. She thinks the state should ban all Arab foods from Public Schools for this reason. She said this:

'falafel is a gateway food," responded Bachmann, "It starts with falafel, then the kids move on to shawarma. After a while they say 'hey this tastes good, I wonder what else comes from Arabia?' "
"Before you know it our children are listening to Muslim music, reading the Koran, and plotting attacks against the homeland."
"We need to stop these terror cakes now, before they infiltrate any further."


I personally think she is out of her d@mn mind, and I wonder how someone with this much ignorance and paranoia could have gotten elected to Congress. I mean seriously! Are people from Minnesota this stupid?

http://dailycurrant.com...:

This has to be a parody... It's far too hilarious, even for Bachmann who is patently insane.
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10/1/2012 6:31:41 PM
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Once a guy quoted The Onion to me about a plan to make school kids gay.

Would you believe an article about government planning to ban sugar or salt as evil gateway foods? No, that's too ridiculous ... but wait.
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10/1/2012 8:06:00 PM
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At 10/1/2012 6:31:41 PM, RoyLatham wrote:
Once a guy quoted The Onion to me about a plan to make school kids gay.

Would you believe an article about government planning to ban sugar or salt as evil gateway foods? No, that's too ridiculous ... but wait.

If the current government liked using "war on drugs" terminology with reference to nutrition then yes, I could buy a story which says the government's new program is to "fight obesity....before obesity fights back."

Bachmann's rhetoric in the satire piece matched her normal rhetoric which is why it is both funny and good satire.
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10/1/2012 8:08:16 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 10/1/2012 8:06:00 PM, Wnope wrote:
At 10/1/2012 6:31:41 PM, RoyLatham wrote:
Once a guy quoted The Onion to me about a plan to make school kids gay.

Would you believe an article about government planning to ban sugar or salt as evil gateway foods? No, that's too ridiculous ... but wait.

If the current government liked using "war on drugs" terminology with reference to nutrition then yes, I could buy a story which says the government's new program is to "fight obesity....before obesity fights back."

Bachmann's rhetoric in the satire piece matched her normal rhetoric which is why it is both funny and good satire.

Which of the following headlines is more believable:

1. Congress labels sugar as evil gateway to obesity.
2. Congress Protests France by Changing the name of "French Fries" to "Freedom Fries."
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10/1/2012 9:10:35 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 10/1/2012 8:08:16 PM, Wnope wrote:
At 10/1/2012 8:06:00 PM, Wnope wrote:
At 10/1/2012 6:31:41 PM, RoyLatham wrote:
Once a guy quoted The Onion to me about a plan to make school kids gay.

Would you believe an article about government planning to ban sugar or salt as evil gateway foods? No, that's too ridiculous ... but wait.

If the current government liked using "war on drugs" terminology with reference to nutrition then yes, I could buy a story which says the government's new program is to "fight obesity....before obesity fights back."

Bachmann's rhetoric in the satire piece matched her normal rhetoric which is why it is both funny and good satire.

Which of the following headlines is more believable:

1. Congress labels sugar as evil gateway to obesity.
2. Congress Protests France by Changing the name of "French Fries" to "Freedom Fries."

The 2nd one was absurd, although to be fair they didn't ban the naming of the name "french fries" (which would be obviously unconstitutional). Would it be believable if Michelle Bachaman banned islamic food from the congressional cafeteria menu? (not sure if they have islamic food anyways)
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10/1/2012 9:13:37 PM
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I thought this was going to be a link to The Onion.
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10/1/2012 9:13:57 PM
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At 9/30/2012 11:46:08 PM, Wnope wrote:
Y'all know Daily Currant is a satire paper, right?

Ah!, do now :)
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10/1/2012 9:27:47 PM
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At 10/1/2012 9:10:35 PM, darkkermit wrote:
At 10/1/2012 8:08:16 PM, Wnope wrote:
At 10/1/2012 8:06:00 PM, Wnope wrote:
At 10/1/2012 6:31:41 PM, RoyLatham wrote:
Once a guy quoted The Onion to me about a plan to make school kids gay.

Would you believe an article about government planning to ban sugar or salt as evil gateway foods? No, that's too ridiculous ... but wait.

If the current government liked using "war on drugs" terminology with reference to nutrition then yes, I could buy a story which says the government's new program is to "fight obesity....before obesity fights back."

Bachmann's rhetoric in the satire piece matched her normal rhetoric which is why it is both funny and good satire.

Which of the following headlines is more believable:

1. Congress labels sugar as evil gateway to obesity.
2. Congress Protests France by Changing the name of "French Fries" to "Freedom Fries."

The 2nd one was absurd, although to be fair they didn't ban the naming of the name "french fries" (which would be obviously unconstitutional). Would it be believable if Michelle Bachaman banned islamic food from the congressional cafeteria menu? (not sure if they have islamic food anyways)

I'd ask where the f*ck she got the congressional authority to do that.

If she called for banning islamic food, I wouldn't surprised to hear it true.
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10/1/2012 10:30:18 PM
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At 10/1/2012 8:08:16 PM, Wnope wrote:
At 10/1/2012 8:06:00 PM, Wnope wrote:
At 10/1/2012 6:31:41 PM, RoyLatham wrote:
Once a guy quoted The Onion to me about a plan to make school kids gay.

Would you believe an article about government planning to ban sugar or salt as evil gateway foods? No, that's too ridiculous ... but wait.

If the current government liked using "war on drugs" terminology with reference to nutrition then yes, I could buy a story which says the government's new program is to "fight obesity....before obesity fights back."

Bachmann's rhetoric in the satire piece matched her normal rhetoric which is why it is both funny and good satire.

Which of the following headlines is more believable:

1. Congress labels sugar as evil gateway to obesity.
2. Congress Protests France by Changing the name of "French Fries" to "Freedom Fries."

No, it isn't about "someone in Congress labels X," it is about actually passing laws or regulations. Congress people have free speech rights like everyone else, and some in Congress will always be saying something nuts. That's different from making laws or having Constiotutional rights.

It is about finding the freedom to choose abortion as a right enshrined in the Constitution, but not finding any rights to choose sugar, salt, smoking, or anything else politically incorrect. Reason Magazine did interviews with delegates at the Democrat National Convention. They had found many who believed that there was no right to things of which they disapproved. this is consistent with not allowing dissenters to speakers on campus.
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10/1/2012 11:24:38 PM
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At 10/1/2012 10:30:18 PM, RoyLatham wrote:
At 10/1/2012 8:08:16 PM, Wnope wrote:
At 10/1/2012 8:06:00 PM, Wnope wrote:
At 10/1/2012 6:31:41 PM, RoyLatham wrote:
Once a guy quoted The Onion to me about a plan to make school kids gay.

Would you believe an article about government planning to ban sugar or salt as evil gateway foods? No, that's too ridiculous ... but wait.

If the current government liked using "war on drugs" terminology with reference to nutrition then yes, I could buy a story which says the government's new program is to "fight obesity....before obesity fights back."

Bachmann's rhetoric in the satire piece matched her normal rhetoric which is why it is both funny and good satire.

Which of the following headlines is more believable:

1. Congress labels sugar as evil gateway to obesity.
2. Congress Protests France by Changing the name of "French Fries" to "Freedom Fries."

No, it isn't about "someone in Congress labels X," it is about actually passing laws or regulations. Congress people have free speech rights like everyone else, and some in Congress will always be saying something nuts. That's different from making laws or having Constiotutional rights.

It is about finding the freedom to choose abortion as a right enshrined in the Constitution, but not finding any rights to choose sugar, salt, smoking, or anything else politically incorrect. Reason Magazine did interviews with delegates at the Democrat National Convention. They had found many who believed that there was no right to things of which they disapproved. this is consistent with not allowing dissenters to speakers on campus.

I am right now discussing what conditions would make someone more or less likely to prima facie assume that a story is true and not satire.

You, on the other hand, are going into a completely unrelated diatribe about the evils of leftist politics.

If I write a satire piece pretending to be Ghandi, and the entire thing is how Ghandi wants to kill anyone who steals his skittles, then people are much less likely to prima facie believe the piece as opposed to saying Ghandi doesn't want us hurting terrorists because it involves violence.

Likewise, the "Islam=jihad" narrative is familiar to Michele Bachman. A "salt is evil gateway food" uses the terminology of the War on Drugs, currently associated with the right. "French Fries are Freedom Fries" wouldn't be as prima facie believable were it not for Congress' anti-French and pro-"Freedom" terminology after 9/11.

Imagine a piece in 1995 reading "Congress changes name of French Fries to Freedom Fries." Not only would people think it's a prima facie joke, they wouldn't understand why it even MIGHT be true.
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10/1/2012 11:26:17 PM
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I WOULD prima facie believe a story saying a Democrat wants to pass a bill banning salt because it hurts the environment.
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10/2/2012 11:16:41 AM
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You are an idiot if you took this as a credible article. The website is based on satire.
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