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Michele Bachmann Seeks To Ban Masturbation and Menstruation

Postby Ben » Sun Sep 18, 2011 7:39 am

“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
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Re: Michele Bachmann Seeks To Ban Masturbation and Menstruation

Postby retrofuturist » Sun Sep 18, 2011 7:42 am

Other than...

:rolleye:

:?:

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Re: Michele Bachmann Seeks To Ban Masturbation and Menstruation

Postby tiltbillings » Sun Sep 18, 2011 7:45 am

while Bachmann is, indded, a whack-job, this is a parody -- a joke, son, a joke.

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Re: Michele Bachmann Seeks To Ban Masturbation and Menstruation

Postby Ben » Sun Sep 18, 2011 7:54 am

Thanks Tilt.
I knew it was satire. But...it flies so close to reality that it, from this outsider's perspective, seems indistinguishable.

“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
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Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
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Postby Dan74 » Sun Sep 18, 2011 10:39 am

Serious American politics provides great entertainment for the rest of the world, at least the parts that aren't getting bombed...

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Postby plwk » Sun Sep 18, 2011 10:54 am

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Re: Michele Bachmann Seeks To Ban Masturbation and Menstruation

Postby Ben » Sun Sep 18, 2011 12:13 pm

“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
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Re: Michele Bachmann Seeks To Ban Masturbation and Menstruation

Postby BubbaBuddhist » Sun Sep 18, 2011 4:34 pm

I weep that upon reading the comments under the article, apparently many, many people missed that it was satire.

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Re: Michele Bachmann Seeks To Ban Masturbation and Menstruation

Postby Bhikkhu Pesala » Sun Sep 18, 2011 5:06 pm

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Re: Michele Bachmann Seeks To Ban Masturbation and Menstruation

Postby octathlon » Sun Sep 18, 2011 5:24 pm

There is no need to resort to satire to make a point about scary political figures. There is plenty of factual information that can be posted to make the point. For instance she recently falsely stated that the HPV vaccine could cause mental retardation. http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/09/ ... YM20110915 This is reprehensible since there is already a fear of vaccines among parents because of the whole autism thing which was based on a study that faked their data. And that's just one example of off-the-wall stuff she says.

When posting a satirical story for entertainment, I think it would be proper to identify that it is in fact not a real story (since after all with some of these politicians anything seems possible!), to observe right speech.

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Re: Michele Bachmann Seeks To Ban Masturbation and Menstruation

Postby Ben » Sun Sep 18, 2011 10:31 pm

“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Michele Bachmann Seeks To Ban Masturbation and Menstruation

Postby tiltbillings » Mon Sep 19, 2011 2:26 am

If you do not like this thread, do not read or watch the foillowinmg links, and if you do, you were warned, so don't complaim about it.



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Re: Michele Bachmann Seeks To Ban Masturbation and Menstruation

Postby chownah » Mon Sep 19, 2011 2:54 am

Since the OP was knowingly posted as a joke I guess it's ok to discuss it as one...so....did anyone else notice that in the original post SHE only wants to ban MALE masturbation!!!!! hahahhaha.....this, coupled with wanting to ban menstruation is not only very humorous but also is a serious political statement that politically she is primarily promoting her own very personal agenda with disregard for fairness and the rights of others.....I guess.....
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