I love this quote from the Daily Kos story:
Rep. Michele Bachmann is a member of Congress. She’s one of the people currently celebrating the shutdown of the American government as being a fine thing. She is on—and I am not making this up—the House Intelligence Committee.
This is a person who gained so much respect in her home district, where people KNOW her, that she has been repeatedly elected to public office — first the Minnesota state senate, later the U.S. House of Representatives — since 2000.
Which makes her voice more resonant than the guy standing on a corner mumbling about Jesus:
Now what this says to me, I’m a believer in Jesus Christ, as I look at the End Times scripture, this says to me that the leaf is on the fig tree and we are to understand the signs of the times, which is your ministry, we are to understand where we are in God’s End Times history.
Rather than seeing this as a negative, we need to rejoice, Maranatha Come Lord Jesus, His day is at hand. When we see up is down and right is called wrong, when this is happening, we were told this; these days would be as the days of Noah.
I’m out of the loop on whatever sect this phrase comes from — Maranatha Come Lord Jesus — but isn’t that a magical-sounding thing? Makes you want to throw it into your own conversations.
I took the dog for a walk today, Maranatha Come Lord Jesus, and the fall colors were wonderful.
No, I did my homework, Maranatha Come Lord Jesus, but my little brother tore it up.
Maybe we could start abbreviating it and it could replace LOL as a frequent interjection in online conversations:
You were drunk as hell at the party and took off your top in front of everyone, MCLJ!
The boss bent over at the water cooler yesterday, MCLJ, and it was like looking at the Grand Canyon, only with pimples and hair.
I also love this bit from Wikipedia:
Bachmann is under investigation by the House Ethics Committee, the Federal Election Commission, the Iowa Senate Ethics Committee, the Urbandale Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation because of alleged campaign finance violations in her 2012 campaign for President.
And I especially like this:
On May 29, 2013, Bachmann announced that she would not seek re-election to her Congressional seat in 2014.
A little more than a year before the Bachmann Crazy Show goes off the air.