Thursday, May 31, 2012


Via Wonkette, it appears that a woman with the Twitter name @pennyd2 was sitting next to Michele Bachmann on a flight. At the time, Bachmann was reading ... well, let Penny explain:

The book's Web site has been located -- the full title is Shariah: The Threat to America: Report of Team B II. (I'm not sure what happened to Team B I, if there ever was one.) The book is a group effort -- but guess who the lead author is?

US Army (Ret.), former Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence

Yup, this guy:

Boykin achieved widespread media coverage for his statements that appeared to frame the War on Terror in religious terms, first broadcast on NBC News, October 15, 2003.... [A Los Angeles Times] article revealed Boykin giving a speech about hunting down Osman Atto in Mogadishu: "He went on CNN and he laughed at us, and he said, 'They'll never get me because Allah will protect me. Allah will protect me.' Well, you know what? I knew that my God was bigger than his. I knew that my God was a real God and his was an idol."

More recently, Boykin has been saying stuff like this:

Every expert will tell you that by the middle of this century the continent of Europe will be an Islamic continent, and they can't reverse it, they can't stop it. It is because they took Jesus out of their societies and it's been replaced by darkness. Any time there is a void it will be replaced by the Enemy, and the Enemy is unquestionably real and he is in fact called Satan, and that is something that people in this country have not yet figured out.

And this:

Seal the borders and eliminate sanctuary cities and they'll go home. No mosques in America. Islam is a totalitarian way of life; it's not just a religion.

And having chat-ups like this:

Self-proclaimed “ex-terrorist” Kamal Saleem ... sat down again with fellow anti-Muslim activists Jerry Boykin and Rick Joyner on Prophetic Perspectives where he warned that as part of the effort of Muslim-Americans to usher in an Islamic theocracy, they are replacing the words "In God We Trust" on the dollar with "In Allah We Trust"...

He was forced to withdraw from a talk at West Point for his anti-Muslim views.

But Michele Bachmann reads him -- and she, in theory, could have become America's commander in chief. What a country.


M. Bouffant said...

Team B I

Check "Members." A veritable rogues gallery.

Victor said...

To be honest, here's what I would have expected to read from someone sitting next to her:
"She's opening up a book. It's called 'The Colors of the Gospels.'"

"Now, she's reaching into her bag for the crayons. 'Burnt Orange,' I think. Now. 'Cherry Red.' Then 'Cloud White.' Now 'Ocean Blue.'"

"Who knew Jesus had 'Burnt Orange' hair, and wore an American flag robe?"

Bachmann: Evil, or stupid?
Heavy on the latter, with some coloring over into the former.

And however many heartbeat's she's away from the Presidency, is way too many.

Danp said...

Maybe she, too, reads "anything they put in front of her".

Clark said...

I think Team B I was a neocon, anti-Soviet thing from the 70s.

Neo Tuxedo said...

Pretty sure you're right, Clark. They were the ones in charge of convincing the American people that the International Communist Conspiracy was an even greater danger to the American Way of Life than it was trying to be. And they succeeded so well that, to this good day, a lot of otherwise intelligent people think the International Communist Conspiracy is alive and well as the environmental movement and/or the Democrat [sic] Party.

BH said...

What a country, indeed. Recommended reading for anyone who hasn't: "On Being An American" by H.L. Mencken.

Tom Hilton said...

So if Team B I was infamous for always being wrong about everything, will Team B II become known for being twice as wrong as the first bunch?

BH said...

Nah, it'll just morph into Team B III - mission being to be just as wrong as its predecessors, about whole bunches of other stuff.

Anonymous said...

Careful, friends.

If a lunatic says the sun in shining that doesn't necessarily mean you should take your umbrella.