How Many Crazy Things Can Michele Bachmann Say in One Interview? Let’s Find Out

For some reason, people keep plopping a microphone down in front of Rep. Michele Bachmann and she obliges them by just blathering on about whatever insane crap enters her brain.

Most recently, she went on a show called Understanding the Times and explained how, obviously, President Obama is giving bombs to terrorists and, oh by the way, end times are upon us and Jesus is on his way.

You really just have to read it. And let me take a moment to thank the fine folks over at Right Wing Watch for transcribing this crap because I just couldn’t have done it.

This happened and as of today the United States is willingly, knowingly, intentionally sending arms to terrorists. 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.

For the record, the whole “arms to terrorist” thing she is referring to is (surprise surprise) more complicated than her soundbite might suggest. Actually, what happened is that the Obama administration is providing or licensing some non-lethal assistance to vetted Syrian rebels who are not affiliated with terrorist organizations. According to a press release from the White House, this includes things like protective equipment that would guard against chemical weapons. And, hey, if she has a problem with that, she is absolutely welcome to express her opinion. But she has opted, once again, to just build a straw man and do a little tap dance around it.

Anyway, I’m sorry. I interrupted. Bachmann was saying something about the end times, I believe?

This isn’t to cause us fear. This is to cause us — I believe as believers in Jesus Christ — to grow up and mature in our faith and embrace. The prophets said they longed to look for this time. The prophets longed to look into the future, to see these days of His coming, and herald His coming. [...]

Who knew?! End times are not going to be scary! They’re going to be super-rainbow-kick-ass-fun-times! Out of curiosity — I’m no Biblical scholar — I checked to see what the Good Book has to say about end times. I was really excited to read about the unicorns and teddy bears and hugs for everyone from Jesus! But I couldn’t find those references:

The sun shall be turned to darkness, and the moon to blood, before the great and awesome day of the Lord comes. — Joel 2:31

Yikes. Um… Michele… I don’t think they meant “awesome” they way I use it, you know, usually in conjunction with “dude” or “effin.” I’m pretty sure they meant the original meaning.

But I digress. Please, Ms. Bachmann, continue.

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.

Hooray! The vast majority of people on Earth are going to die! Rejoice, guys!

Okay, so I suppose looking over all of this, she’s not saying a whole lot that’s not par for the course for many fundamental Christians.

However, for a person who is somewhat responsible for, well, laws that affect all of us in our day-to-day lives, she kind of runs off the rails when it comes to her thoughts on immigration and religion. She starts discussing the plans to build a new mosque in her home state of Minnesota, and the fact that the president of Turkey went to Baltimore to dedicate the largest mosque in North America.

 We’re seeing this all across America, it’s like groups want to top each other and be the new, latest, largest mosque in North America.

Well thank goodness no red-blooded, Bible-thumpin’ American Christian churches would dare to be what one might consider to be embarrassingly huge.

Whoops! How did this get here?

She continued:

And, what we’re told, is that many of them are funded by the Saudi Arabians or the Qataris, and so many of these mosques — the funding actually comes from foreign countries that have interests in advancing the goals and beliefs of the violent Muslim Brotherhood and that should give us pause.

In my opinion, I think we should be hitting the pause button on immigration and on refugee resettlement. We have an issue now when you have Americans that are being recruited in America and going over and being involved in terrorism, I think we need to hit the pause button.

Freedom of religion means the terrorists win!

Wait. We’re not done yet. If you’ve stuck with me this far, we’re about to hit pay dirt. Are you sitting down for this?

One thing that we need to specify is that the motivation is inspired from religion. It’s from their religion of Islam. It’s because they believe that those who don’t agree with their religious interpretation need to be killed. Because they believe it’s by force that they wanna force everyone into becoming Islamic. They want to establish a global governance called a Caliphate. They want everyone to come in it.

Yes, how terrible it must be for people to push their moral and religious views onto you by building a place you never have to step into and where they can worship in private…

Bachmann is so deeply deluded in her own Michele-centered universe that she can’t even fathom how her own insane political party’s favorite pastime is to shove its religious beliefs down the throats of a bunch of people who also want nothing to do with it.

I don’t know how Bachmann sleeps at night with all that freedom dripping away.

About Jessica Bluemke

Jessica Bluemke grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and graduated from Ball State University in 2008 with a BA in Literature. She currently works as a writer and resides on the North side of Chicago.

  • Glasofruix

    Do you handpick pictures where she looks like she’s going to eat someone or does she always look like she’s escaped from an asylum? Bottox and surgery are not helping either.

  • WallofSleep

    Not for nuthin’, but if blood red moons and perpetual darkness are signs of the coming of your god, it’s a safe bet that your god is not a god of peace and love. More likely, your god is a god of war and death.

  • C.L. Honeycutt

    There are photos of her crouching behind shrubs to spy on demonstrators, which she denied doing. Yeah, she is like that all the time, and it shows. Hate warps your expressions even in downtime.

  • Rori Lieurance

    She sleeps the sleep of the “so stupid I don’t understand myself and what I’m saying” She is unbelievably, unfathomably stupid–I can’t believe she still gets any air time. O.o

  • Sassy

    She sounds like she’s off her meds.

  • Christian

    We’ve been talking a lot about requiring background checks to make sure people who acquire guns are mentally sane. Next step, I suggest we do the same thing with members of Congress! Geez, who voted for her in MN?!? I guess she was probably cleared by her husband who has a Ph.D. in clinical psychology (whose “[thesis] incorporated a biblical perspective and included quotations from Scripture….” – NY Times).

  • God’s Starship

    You would think voters would have the sense to not elect someone who not only is looking forward to the end of the world, but desperately wants to play a part in it.

  • Without Malice

    Come on Michele; you’ve got more than enough crazy for one woman, why don’t you share it with some of your friends? Oh, I forgot, they’re all crazy too.

  • EdmondWherever

    OOOOHHHH, mercy, that was a good one. After I’m done wiping the tears of laughter from my face, could you explain WHICH voters you’re talking about?

  • Mitch

    Figs really get a bad rap from people. Used as sexual metaphors by Shakespeare and now harbingers of the apocalypse. Can’t we leave the poor fruit alone for a while?

  • Guest

    I like to entertain fantasies now and then, okay?

  • Stev84

    But Jesus himself cursed a fig tree!

  • fry

    And this insane, stupid person was the MOST voteworthy candidate? Holy Screw Loose Bachmann! to the Let’s-Get-the-Fuck-Out-of-Here mobile!

  • Q. Quine

    Bachmann represents a case where reason fails and only ridicule is left. Miley Cyrus spoofed her last week on SNL. Bachmann was not amused.

  • Art_Vandelay

    Keep in mind that this whackjob was at one point leading a presidential primary race…last year. There are a significant number of people in this country that think someone who not only thinks the end times are near but can’t fucking wait for them should have access to the greatest supply of nuclear weaponry in the world.

  • momtarkle

    I see no reason for you to to speak so disparagingly about us asylum inmates.

  • LesterBallard
  • Tor

    Hasn’t Western “Civilization” been living in the “End Times” since, I don’t know, around 33 CE?

  • Bdole

    Jeezus! That pic! I half expect her to hiss and a forked tongue to dart out of that face.

  • Mitch

    Yeah, because he was acting like a petulant child. “Even though it’s not the season for figs, curses on you for not having any figs for me to eat! No one will ever eat from you again ZAP!!!!”

  • Johnson O.

    She looks like a Sith Lord.

  • Mitch

    Sounds good to me. Get that woman a black hoodie.

  • Richard Wade

    The sun shall be turned to darkness, and the moon to blood, before the great and awesome day of the Lord comes. — Joel 2:31

    Sounds like a total solar eclipse and a total lunar eclipse. Using averages, since the Bible was written there have been roughly 1,300 total solar eclipses visible from somewhere on the Earth, often in inaccessible places, and roughly 3,500 total lunar eclipses, visible from almost anywhere on the night side of the Earth.

    Funny how the harbinger signs of the end times are things that happen constantly somewhere in the world like wars, rumors of wars, famine, disease, death, etc. We keep getting the introductory fanfare over and over again, but the Guest of Honor never actually walks on stage. So preachers are left in the embarrassing position of having to keep the audience entertained while He Who Said He’d Be Right Back continues to be extremely late.

    Funny also how we never see Joe Klein helping to keep people from panicking during a total solar eclipse.

    Fun facts:
    During a total lunar eclipse, the moon turns red when it’s in the middle of the Earth’s shadow because in the sunlight that is just skimming past the Earth, the red light is bent by the atmosphere into the center of the Earth’s shadow, and the red light strikes the moon. If you were to stand on the moon during a total lunar eclipse, the Earth would appear to be a big black spot in a starry sky with a sunset-red ring surrounding it. The moon’s surface around you would be lit by a soft dull red light. (Sorry, I love explaining this stuff.)

  • Nancy Shrew

    There’s a rumor that the squirrel population goes down in every city she visits.

  • Jeff

    So said….all of that oxygen, wasted.

  • Jeff

    I say up the dosage…

  • WallofSleep

    First, she always looks like that. Second, she never escaped the asylum, silly. She’s still there, with all the other loons, both friendly and fiendish. You may have heard of this asylum. It’s called “Earth”. I recommend you avoid it, unless you’re looking to score some killer drugs.

  • Jim Tarvin

    You have to see it from her side….her “husband” you know, Marcus…that gay guy. Probably has never been able to get her off so she sees Muslims everywhere….come on someone give her a mercy bang and she will shut the hell up.:)

  • Rain

    the leaf is on the fig tree

    Wow sounds pretty dreadful. Or fantastic. One or the other. (I guess.) I’m sure there is some meaning everyone is supposed to understand or something. Lol.

  • WallofSleep

    It’s code, intended for her Al Qaeda handlers.

  • C Peterson

    Longer. The apocalyptic Jewish cults that Christianity developed out of go back at least a few centuries earlier. And there have been apocalyptic cults stemming from other traditions for thousands of years. Some humans have been living in the end times since the invention of religion.

  • PrimateZero

    One flew east, one flew west… flew over the cuckoo’s nest.

  • Buckley

    Or the voltage…

  • doninkansas

    but, I thought they wanted the end times and for Jesus to come and rapture them or something?

  • Buckley

    Something, something, something…Dark Side.

  • Mitch

    Something, something … complete.

  • Rain

    The sun shall be turned to darkness, and the moon to blood, before the great and awesome day of the Lord comes. — Joel 2:31

    I know we’re looking at that from Bachmann’s perspective, but just to point it out, because it’s so stupid, Joel’s “day of the Lord ” was “nigh at hand”, as it was for probably all of the other “prophets” she’s talking about. And his “day of the Lord ” in no way had anything to do with any Jesus stuff. Yeah I know Christian cherry-picking fanatics say the complete opposite.

  • Rain

    They told me that when I was a little kid. Every time there was an orange moon it scared the crap out of me. Yes I remember the days of the traveling con artist shows coming to our church and selling fake artifacts and telling phony miracle stories to get the wallets loose and flowing. I didn’t know it at the time though.

  • Randy Meyer

    If ever anyone needed a pillow-suffocation to put her out of OUR misery…..

  • Randy Meyer

    Or you would think she would have people working under her who would do a better job of keeping her from saying stupid nonsense like this in public.

  • Itarion

    N+1, where N is the number of words she says. It is confounding public speakers and mathematicians everywhere.

  • Itarion

    So… Solar and lunar eclipses. Nothing impressive. Uncommon, but fairly regular and well understood. What WOULD be impressive is a solar eclipse during a full moon, preferably one with a lunar eclipse too. Better yet, they turn and stay that way. That would be freaking awesome. I’d convert after that.

  • Mario Strada

    Bachman and West back to back. I think it may be too much for my sanity.

    Next time, we need at least one fluff story on how evangelicals prefer bacon cheeseburgers while atheists like more mediterranean fare, or something along those lines.
    Kind of like eating sorbet between meals. Cleans the palate.

  • Mario Strada

    Wow. Backman sounds like a raving liberal after reading about this other woman.

  • Ron

    That’s because…

    God hates figs

  • WallofSleep

    “God hates figs”

    Boy, are those Westboro Baptist assholes gonna feel stupid.

  • Captain Cassidy

    You go right ahead and do that, any time you want.

  • Captain Cassidy

    I’ve started to substitute “fundamentalist” for “Muslim” in her rantings and it’s kind of chilling how eerily accurate and realistic she starts to sound. I wonder if she’ll ever realize that she’d be totally fine and on-board with things if her own weird fundamentalist sect was doing the exact same things and having the exact same effect as she thinks Muslims have.

  • Malcolm Reynolds

    Yet another good reason to spay or neuter our pets…

  • Captain Cassidy

    You give a newbie too much magic power, and they do stupid things with it like that till they level up a bit.

  • RobMcCune

    Well her hate has made her powerful.

  • Darcy Jackson

    I told ya that b*tch was crazy

  • Timothy R Alexander

    Holy crap has anyone noticed her eyes in this pic? she looks like she belongs in silent hill!

  • Moose McNuggets

    I’m trying to imagine Michelle Bachmann maturing in her faith. In fact, I’m trying to imagine Michelle Bachmann maturing in any way imaginable. But this is making my head hurt, so I think I’ll go to bed instead.

  • Raising_Rlyeh

    Perhaps someone should take a history book, one not written by Barton, and go to the I section. You can then explain to Bachmann how her patron saint was the one that truly sold weapons to terrorists in order to fund right-wing rape squads.

  • aaa

    Any NASA images that show this? They really need to get a webcam or something up on the moon just for this.

  • Bdole

    something, something…lack of faith is disturbing.

  • Cyndi Romero Vasco

    Quick get the straitjacket!

  • Rain

    So preachers are left in the embarrassing position of having to keep the audience entertained while He Who Said He’d Be Right Back continues to be extremely late.

    There was no He Who Said He’d Be Right Back in Joel. No messiah, unless we count Joel as a messiah because he sure thought highly of himself, no return of dead people coming back in glory. All contemporaneous any day now soon revenge fantasy doom with the Lord punishing and sparing his favorite people and punishing the people Joel don’t like. Don’t be conned by hokey Christian historical revisionism. Or at least don’t jump on their bandwagon letting them have an easy free pass. Joel is already plenty hokey enough on its own. It don’t need any more hokey-er than it already is, lol. What a beautiful religion, getting all whoopty-doo-daw over anything remotely apocalyptic and hoarding it all for themselves. Even the most “erudite” of them have to go along with the BS bandwagon. Surely it must bother them at least a little.

  • Dave The Sandman

    from one of my favorite comedy series Father Ted

    I think Tony Lynch says it best:

    Or then again…..maybe my avatar Father Jack Hackett has it right

  • Slugsie

    Apocalypse now, or STFU!

  • DavidMHart

    I’m reminded of the phenomenon in the Soviet Union whereby, if the authorities wanted to silence a dissident, rather than killing them, or jailing them on trumped up charges, both of which tend to draw attention to themselves, they often found it easier to just have them declared insane and then confined indefinitely to an asylum. I’m sure your comment was in jest, but it still makes me uneasy.

  • DavidMHart

    I don’t think it’s Bachman’s lack of faith that is the problem :-p

  • dsmith

    Speaking of Noah take a few minutes to watch Ricky Gervais dissect Noah and the Flood. Hilarious. Warning lots of F bombs.

  • Lurker111

    Even though the fig tree was working as _designed_ by one of Jesus’ relatives.

    I love to use this “parable” in arguments with god-botherers. BTW, what’s the point of the parable? That J.C. can be a badass when he wants to be?

  • Lurker111

    Billboard! BILLBOARD!

    B I L L B O A R D ! ! !

  • ZeldasCrown

    What if this was the toned-down version? What if this was the less crazy version? She’s a politician, I’m sure she has a huge team of staffers working for her around the clock.

  • CultOfReason

    Perhaps she suffers from a condition known as Hysteria. After some extensive research, alone, at night, in front of my computer, I found the following…

  • Gus

    The black cat walks at midnight.

  • baal

    el psy congroo

  • Gus

    Wait, did she actually say, “They want everyone to come in it”? That’s not in any Muslim practice I ever heard about. I must need to learn more about Islam…

  • the moother

    I’d like to take a moment to honour and thank Ms. Bachmann for, without whom, we wouldn’t have read anything snappy from Jessica today.

  • atheismFTW

    That’s funny. Shorten up the words a bit and it’ll make for an educational t-shirt message. “God hate figs….Or does He?” And with so many contradictions in the Bible, the “God hates [blah, blah, blah]….Or does He?” possibilities would seem endless.

  • baal

    Her husband does “reparative” or “conversion therapy” and gets federal funds to run their ‘clinic’ (corp. welfare?). For a guy who tries to ‘cure’ gays, he’s more than a little flaming. This makes you wonder if he’s self loathing or has some other really complicated inner mental life.

  • baal

    As batshit insane and for all the emotional and other harms she does, we still shouldn’t advocate violence to silence her. Full page ads in her district that point out her crazy would be more legal, ethical and effective.

  • Pithecanthropus

    She, um, “represents” my district. On behalf of all of us here in Minnesota’s 6th District, I’m sorry.

  • Willa Mae

    “God was in Christ, reconciling the world to Himself.” “For God SO LOVED the
    world that He GAVE His only Son that whoever believes in Him will not perish but gain everlasting life.” Those who believe not, are spiritually blind and still separated from God. God loves each one of you whether you believe or not. There’s more to the story. The Christian is the only person in this crazy, sinful world with good news. God only rejects those who reject Him. He’s a gentleman and does not go where He is rejected. He is just and the end for those who mock and reject His way of being saved (rescued) will receive what they wanted. The end…..
    If you’re right about Him, I lose nothing. If I’m correct, you lose everything. Your comments will be read but overlooked because I stand in Him….

  • Dez

    Pascal’s Wager. You do know there is more than your religion? What happens when your wrong and scientology was the right religion?

  • Matt D

    “Pascals Wager”, eh? Haven’t heard that in five minutes. I am pleased that you think this argument is worthy, however. It shows that people like you will be “left behind”, but not in the way you’d like!

  • averydashwood

    Who votes for her is a good question. You might think she represents a wealthy district that keeps her in office to promote upper-class tax cuts, but that’s not the case. Her district is largely blue collar. Last I heard, it had the highest foreclosure rate in the state.

    So why do they keep voting for her? It’s her commitment to Christianity that wins the day. Her district is heavy with church-going types and God, guns and gays are the prevailing concerns. The city of Anoka has gained national fame for it’s lack of tolerance of homosexuals and it forms the backbone of her base. Even so, Bachmann’s never-ending parade of insanity has worn thin to the point where she was reelected last year by less than 1% of the vote despite being in an overwhelmingly Republican district. She will not seek reelection next year.

    Minnesota as a whole is quite a bit different from Bachmann’s district. Gay marriage is legal here and no Republican has carried the state in a presidential election since 1972. This makes Bachmann’s right-wing lunacy stand out even more.

  • Richard Wade

    I wasn’t referring to Joel. I was referring to Luke 21:31-32 (KJV)

    31 So likewise ye, when ye see these things come to pass, know ye that the kingdom of God is nigh at hand.
    32 Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass away, till all be fulfilled.

    This is one of the passages where Christians who say they believe every word in the Bible literally, suddenly get interpretive, arguing in pretzel-talk like desperate lawyers, claiming that it’s a metaphor or that there’s some other meaning to the original word that was translated as “generation.” Either way, their word-for-word literal truth of the Bible that they hold in their hands and claim is unchanging, perfect truth just evaporated.

    My copy of the Bible doesn’t have the magic footnotes that only appear for esoterically privileged Christians, footnotes that say, “If this passage is embarrassing to you, then it is not to be taken literally; it’s metaphor,” or “After April 12, 1921 this passage shall no longer be taken literally, so you don’t have to actually bash your smartass teenage kid’s head in with a rock when he mouths off to you. You can interpret it as a metaphor in whatever way supports your self interest.”

  • Michael Cook

    Learned yesterday that the first food eaten on the moon was when Buzz Aldrin ate the communion wafer and drank wine previously blessed by a priest! Celebrate and honor serendipity!

  • Bdole

    It’s everyone else’s.

  • RobMcCune

    So, what good news do you have about getting rid of Michele Bachmann?

  • Matt D

    Bad idea. That only gives her what she wants AND makes her a Martyr. She needs to be discredited, not silenced.

  • RobMcCune

    Buzz probably packed them days earlier while on earth and had to get clearance from NASA just to bring the wine and crackers on-board. Celebrate and honor contrived symbolism!

  • Timmah

    Yes what if you’re wrong??? Think of your thetan level!

  • Timmah

    BTW LOVE the I will read your comments but not respond bit. Nothing like yeah I will post my insane ramblings but LALALALALLALA DON’T WANNA DEBATE ANYTHING GOD MIGHT PUNISH ME FOR .5 SECONDS OF MENTAL DOUBT LALALALALA.

  • Carpinions

    Bachmann is Exhibit A for just how much more meritocratic the American system should be, yet is not. She is officially the most useless Federal employee sucking $175k in tax money and peerless medical benefits. She has alienated more and more of her own stubborn party. She offers nothing of value, ever. I CANNOT wait until the day she vacates her office, though I’m sure she’ll be on the lobby dole on Capitol Hill as her permanent second career “representing” whatever nutjobs can scrounge a few million to stuff political pockets with..

  • Rain

    Oh okay. Sorry about that. That’s why you get the 50 thumbs up, me the 0 thumbs up. Me dumbass, you not dumbass. :D

  • VCP

    “He’s a gentleman and does not go where He is rejected.”

    So what are *you* doing here?

  • Spuddie

    Sorry, you chose wrongly. The correct faith was the Quakers. You may join the others in perdition. Thank you for coming.

  • Spuddie

    “Get that woman a black hoodie.”

    Then make her walk through a gated community in Florida!

  • Spuddie

    It wouldn’t look good to keep her on a muzzle in public. People will think she is into kinkier stuff than simply marrying a gay man.

  • Spuddie

    Make it look like a suicide.

  • Glasofruix

    Except the wager has more than 2 choices, way more.

  • C.L. Honeycutt

    Your cowardice for Christ is noted. He must be so proud.

  • C.L. Honeycutt

    It’s why heirloom gear sucks, and no wizard should be given Fireball as soon as they reach Fifth level.

  • Fred

    Interesting, Tell me more of what your god can’t do.

  • Richard Wade

    Don’t be so hard on yourself. I like your comments, even the last part of your comment that we’re talking about, especially the last three sentences. Right on target. :)

  • joe

    wackos like Bachmann, when they wax insanely about Islam, are doing untold damage to civil society in 2 ways: One, the crap she says makes her look like a total nutbar who’s spent way too much time sleeping in front of the “700 Club” broadcasts. Two: The uninformed, crazy nature of what she’s saying about Islam makes it almost impossible to have an ACTUAL important discussion about the very nature of Islam without being called “racist” or “western–centric”. (there really are extremely messed up things that are explicitly condoned in the Hadiths)

  • Richard Wade

    No lunar eclipse pictures from the moon’s surface, sadly. That would be awesome. Landing things softly on the moon costs gazillions of dollars per gram, so we’ll just have to wait until some day we go back for a better reason than just one-upping the Russians. Here’s an accurate picture that shows the red light as the moon passes through Earth’s shadow. If you know a total lunar is going to happen, get a pair of binoculars. It’s astonishing.

  • Matt D

    She’s just sharing her self loathing with another like minded person, and I doubt being straight gives you the power to cure women with sex.

  • allein

    We keep getting the introductory fanfare over and over again, but the Guest of Honor never actually walks on stage.

    This made me think of that scene in The Sound of Music when they announce the Von Trapps have won the singing contest.

  • allein

    There was a recent-ish movie about that…

  • YankeeCynic

    Ah! mafia evangelism. Gotta love it. “Nice life you’ve got here. It’s be a real shame if somebody, say, set fire to it. I don’t want to, you see, but the boss? He’s real insistent, and if you don’t help us, well…”

  • Tor

    Wow. That’s really sad.

  • Neartmhor

    “They want to establish a global governance”. This is different to Christian dominionism how?

  • Weston

    I love Michele Bachmann! She’s great entertainment. All I look for in the grand puppet show of politics is a good laugh. She provides more than her fair share.

  • Michael Cook

    However it came about, trans-lunar transubstantiation is history. Other serendipitous facts–the sun and moon were among the earliest gods worshipped by humans. The phenomenon of total eclipses came about because both are almost exactly the same apparent size in the sky as viewed from the surface of the Earth. There is no scientific reason whatsoever why this matching should be so exact. That it exists at all, however, has been a major impetus in getting humans to think about the heavens–religiously first, then more calculatedly. Another little coincidence without any scientific reason at all for it, the apparent rotation rates of the sun and the moon are almost exactly the same. For the sun that is an average spin rate of a little over 28 days, because the sun is a gas ball with different rotation rates at different latitudes. I just love coincidences and odd facts that speak to our imaginations, like the sun and moon being such a unique pair. . .

  • Ingersollman

    The chair is against the wall.

  • thegoonden

    Please do something about her. PREFERABLY before she gets to be president and gets her hands on the launch codes.

    Thank you very much,
    The rest of the world.