Skip to comments.Gawker Misspells 'New Hamshire'[sic] in Article Slamming Bachmann as Ignorant.
Posted on 03/13/2011 7:09:40 PM PDT by Patrick1
Minnesota Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann is an accomplished woman a former federal tax attorney, mother of five, longtime conservative activist but evidently not a specialist in colonial history or New England geography. Speaking at an event Saturday in Manchester, N.H., Bachmann misplaced the Shot Heard Round the World, producing much guffawing from liberals.
Apparently, Gawker editor Jeff Neumann was so eager to jump on the dogpile he didnt have time to spellcheck:
No one has ever accused Tea Partiers of being especially bright, but Michele Bachmann blew it pretty hard today in New Hamshire.
(Excerpt) Read more at theothermccain.com ...
This story actually made ABC News.
Did “57 states”??
Shot heard around the world? Bobby Thomson’s Oct 3, 1951 home run?
“This story actually made ABC News.”
Yes I heard it on ABC radio. However you will never hear about the numberous gaffes by Obama and Biden along with the outright lies. This is just the way the medial is.
Obama is the dumbest man to EVER hold the presidency!
He barely graduated from college, and wouldn't even have been admitted if it weren't for it's affirmative action program to increase minority enrollment.
As far as I know, there is no talk of Gawker running for President. To compare one to the other is ridiculous. (BTW, I am a Bachmann fan, but that was a bone-headed comment.)
That said the difference between campaigning in Minnesota for a House seat and running for President is the difference between playing double A baseball and the Majors. It is one thing to have your miscues played on the local stations. It is quite another to have them played in the national media, coast to coast, 24/7.
Watch this story. The visibility it receives will tell us how much Obie fears her.
And we KNOW she can speak extemporaneously, without a teleprompter as it were, because she is a person of conviction unafraid of being clear regarding what those convictions are. That big eared Marxist in the WH is so pathetic he cannot speak without a teleprompter. Affirmative action squared.
He is actually visibly AFRAID of the press, who mainly kiss is arse, and it is a sick sight to behold.
Liberals are be so smartest. I done wish I are as smart one day. /sarc
Yawn, much to do about nothing.
When it comes to politics and a man makes a gaffe, it’s an oversight or misstatement. When a woman who dares to engage in politics makes a gaffe, it shows she’s a stupid ignorant woman and she should be at home taking care of the kids or making her husband’s dinner.
Fortunately, Palin’s “errors” usually turn out to be facts and point out the ignorance of those accusing her and the last laugh will be on the media.
What do you get when you mix a couple of booze-guzzling, Valium-addled, 20-something slackers from urban America with centuries-old sectarian hatred and a dubious war? Well, you get this alternately lame, alternately compelling tale from the first year after the American invasion of Iraq in 2003. At loose ends, T-shirt merchants (selling “Yankees suck” at Fenway) Lemoine and Neumann decide to head out to Iraq by way of Israel. Having passed on an opportunity to go to Baghdad earlier in the war”During Iraq’s looting, the thought of loading up a stolen Lamborghini with Persian rugs and Baathist booty had crossed our minds. Stupid, I know”these scalawags quickly find themselves in the middle of the Green Zone in Baghdad, scamming their way into jobs managing an NGO, dodging angry mobs in Sadr City and partying with just about everybody in town. Along with the boozing (”Jeff and I awoke at the NPR house with searing hangovers from a night of booze and pills”), there’s a lot of name-dropping (among many others, Jon Lee Anderson of the New Yorker). Not entirely without merit, the book does capture a sense of the madness of postwar Iraq.
LeMoine and Jeff Neuman had it easy; instead of finishing college, they spent the summer months selling “Yankees Suck” -T-shirts outside Fenway Park and spent the rest of the year traveling the world. But when their beloved Red Sox lost the 2003 American League Championship to the Yankees in a do-or-die game-seven matchup, they decided not to go back to Boston and instead made the unlikely choice of traveling to Israel and then right into Baghdad, ground zero of the Iraq War. Going to Iraq with the intention of providing humanitarian aid in a war they did not support, they ended up working as volunteers for Paul Beemer’s Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA), the agency that was supposed to provide interim command and support prior to establishing the new Iraqi government. The boys’ position of being both outsiders and insiders provides a unique perspective on the war that is miles away from anything found through the “normal” news channels. It is a complex, harrowing, frustrating, and heartbreaking account of the American occupation in Iraq.
aka - A Tale of Beavis and Butthead going to Iraq
Most of the people who hear about this story from the national enemedia will think, being government skool edumacated, “Lexington? Concord? Revolutionary war? What the heck are these things she is talking about? I’ve never heard of any of this before.”
The “57 States” gaffe is starting to get some traction, even though the MSM wouldn’t touch it for 3 $%#@ing years. What’s sadder is Obama THEN said: “we have ONE more to go!” So he actually made his original flub worse. 58 states!
I know Maine was once part of Massachusetts - was part or all of NH also?
New Hampshire was under the jurisdiction of Massachusetts between 1698 and 1741.
The meme seems to be playing on the irony of the statement coming from a Tea Party spokesperson.
There may be hope for Maine: they’ve got a Republican governor now (Paul LePage) and seem to be waking up to the fact that their economy cannot survive on tourism alone and support a massive tax-fattened welfare state on the backs of a shrinking productive population. Maine’s Progressives (largely imported over time from places like New York and New Jersey) all but killed the fishing, agricultural, and logging industries, thus depriving countless thousands of natives of their livelihoods while making way for more “enlightened” types who sip multicolored cocktails at Portland cafes while congratulating themselves for their sensitivity and compassion, while sniggering at unemployed former fishermen looking for spare change.
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