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16-year-old faces threats after challenging Michele Bachmann to a debate [May 20, 2011]
CBS News ^ | May 20, 2011 3:07 PM | Stephanie Condon

Posted on 05/28/2011 8:26:11 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

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1 posted on 05/28/2011 8:26:18 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

MORE HERE:

http://www.religiondispatches.org/dispatches/laurilebo/4675/hey_michele_bachmann,_i_got_your_nobel_laureates_right_here/

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It’s gotta suck for Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann. All she wants to do is go around the country trumping up support for a presidential run by making a bunch of unsubstantiated assertions disconnected from reality.

Exhibit A:

…we also know that the very founders that wrote those documents worked tirelessly until slavery was no more in the United States … men like John Quincy Adams... would not rest until slavery was extinguished in the country.

Quite often, she gets away with saying stuff like this. But lately some meddling kids have been calling her out, asking her to back up her assertions with actual evidence.

Last month, a New Jersey high school student challenged Bachmann to a debate about the US Constitution. Ann Myers said the congresswoman frequently distorts facts about the document and the Founding Fathers. In response, commenters on tea party web sites started making threats of violence against the student for having the audacity to question Bachmann.

The 16-year-old Myers says that some commenters have called her “a whore.”

Bachmann has not responded to the challenge, nor has she issued a statement condemning the threats.

This week, 17-year-old Baton Rouge high school student Zack Kopplin called on Bachmann to back up her statement from 2006 in which she said lots of Nobel Prize winners support intelligent design.

Exhibit B: “There is a controversy among scientists about whether evolution is a fact… hundreds and hundreds of scientists, many of them holding Nobel prizes, believe in intelligent design.”

Kopplin is leading a charge to repeal the Louisiana Science Education Act, an anti-evolution law that would sneak the teaching of creationism into science class. I’ve analyzed the purpose of the law here.

What’s really cool about Kopplin’s campaign is that he has lined up support for the repeal from 43 Nobel Laureates.

So Kopplin, in an open letter on his web site Wednesday, basically said, “I’ve shown mine, now you, Congresswoman Bachmann, show me yours.”

He writes:

Does Congresswoman Bachmann really think the public will fall for her sleight of hand and believe she has Nobel Laureate scientists who support these unscientific theories?

Congresswoman Bachmann, I see your “hundreds” of scientists, and raise you millions of scientists.

For the next hand, I raise you 43 Nobel Laureate scientists. That’s right: 43 Nobel Laureate scientists have endorsed our effort to repeal Louisiana’s creationism law.

Major science organizations, including the American Association for the Advancement of Science, which represents over 10 million scientists, have publicly endorsed the repeal.

Congresswoman Bachmann, you claim that Nobel Laureates support creationism. Show me your hand. If you want to be taken seriously by voters while you run for President, back up your claims with facts. Can you match 43 Nobel Laureates, or do you fold?

Kopplin is testifying before Louisiana lawmakers today urging them to repeal the Louisiana Science Education Act.


2 posted on 05/28/2011 8:28:05 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (u)
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To: SeekAndFind

Democrats, using a child to attack.


3 posted on 05/28/2011 8:31:15 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: SeekAndFind
****"As one of a handful of women in Congress, you hold a distinct privilege and responsibility to better represent your gender nationally. The statements you make help to serve an injustice to not only the position of Congresswoman, but women everywhere." ****

Translation: since she's not yipee and yahoo for abortion she's anti-woman.

4 posted on 05/28/2011 8:32:37 PM PDT by fkabuckeyesrule
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To: SeekAndFind
…we also know that the very founders that wrote those documents worked tirelessly until slavery was no more in the United States … men like John Quincy Adams... would not rest until slavery was extinguished in the country.

Um...unless I learned wrong, JQA was strongly opposed to slavery...I am not sure what is incorrect about her statement.

The Nobel Prize winner thing is weird though...and I really hate the whole crevo debate anyway.

5 posted on 05/28/2011 8:34:30 PM PDT by RockinRight (Herman Cain stopped for gas in South Carolina and inadvertently won a Primary debate.)
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To: cripplecreek

Yep!


6 posted on 05/28/2011 8:34:30 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Red_Devil 232

Plus they’re desperately trying to keep this non story alive.

Hell I challenge Obama to a foreign policy debate. Where’s my media coverage?


7 posted on 05/28/2011 8:36:20 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: SeekAndFind

Bachman really needs to get the facts right or shut up. I like her stance on many issues but everything we say is subject to microscopic analysis. A liberal can get away with slinging BS but we can’t.


8 posted on 05/28/2011 8:36:38 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a matter of fact, not a matter of opinion)
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To: SeekAndFind

I believe many Nobel Laureates do believe in Intelligent Design. Mother Theresa for one (Yes, she got it for Peace, but maybe that’s just more proof she’s got it right).

However, I also believe none of them would want to come out and say it, because they know they would be CRUCIFIED by the intellectual establishment. See the movie EXpelled.


9 posted on 05/28/2011 8:37:06 PM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: SeekAndFind

>> “A lot of them are calling me a whore,” Myers said

Clearly offensive, and unnecessary. Ironically, Myers criticism of Bachmann is based in sexism.


10 posted on 05/28/2011 8:37:58 PM PDT by Gene Eric (*** Jesus ***)
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RE: A lot of them are calling me a whore

Who are these “them” Myers is referring to ?


11 posted on 05/28/2011 8:39:17 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (u)
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Michelle said “forefathers” not “Founding Fathers” in her statement about the end of slavery.BIG difference but CBS can't edit a Leftist lie—ain't in them.
The 105 “hidden” billion WAS hidden along with thousands of other things in a massive bill that had to be passed before we could see what's in it. An unread bill being voted on has near unlimited “hidden” details.
Now does the Little MSM controlled Marxist bobby-soxer have even ONE documented incident where Rep Bachman was wrong about the US Constitution?
No! the Bieber bait bimbette is as brain dead and pliant as all liberal tools.
12 posted on 05/28/2011 8:40:15 PM PDT by Happy Rain ("I speak LOUD and I carry an even BIGGER stick! And I use it too-WHACK!!!"-candidate Yosemite Sam.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Who knows if the reports of abuse are legit. We do know, however, that Myers holds Bachmann to a set of standards based on gender which is pure, ‘unadulterated’ bigotry.


13 posted on 05/28/2011 8:42:27 PM PDT by Gene Eric (*** Jesus ***)
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To: SeekAndFind

In New Jersey? I find this very hard to believe.


14 posted on 05/28/2011 8:43:03 PM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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Who is the biggest fool, the 16 year old. Are the ones that think this is a news story. Reporter needs to find something to write about. I remember the young man on TV, just graduated from college, that thought the leaning tower of Pisa, was in pizza land.
15 posted on 05/28/2011 8:44:46 PM PDT by org.whodat
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To: cripplecreek

I remember that Rush challenged Obama to a debate and the media didn’t mention it.


16 posted on 05/28/2011 8:45:28 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: cripplecreek
Hell I challenge Obama to a foreign policy debate. Where’s my media coverage?

When you're done, my seven-year-old will challenge him to a 'how-many-states-are-there-in-the-US' debate.

17 posted on 05/28/2011 8:45:51 PM PDT by Hoodat (Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. - (Rom 8:37))
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I think their issue is that JQA wasn't a founding father like his father
18 posted on 05/28/2011 8:46:40 PM PDT by aynrandfreak (Being a Democrat means never having to say you're sorry)
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To: Hoodat

Obama promised to rebuild America’s standing in the world and looks like he’s going to leave us with fewer allies than we’ve had since prior to WWI.


19 posted on 05/28/2011 8:49:09 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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Here is the telling part of the story to me:

Several media outlets reported on Myers' challenge.

A 16-year-old from New Jersey posts an inane challenge to a congresswoman from another state, and "several" media outlets find it NEWSWORTHY? I challenge my own congresscritters all the time, and nobody ever thinks that's newsworthy.

20 posted on 05/28/2011 8:50:42 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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