Minnesota Congresswoman Michelle Bachmanncourted controversy today by claiming that falafel and other “jihadi foods” should be banned from school lunches in the United States. In an interview with local television station KSTPin Minneapolis, Bachmann explained that after visiting a local elementary school she was shocked to find that falafel - a fried vegetable patty popular in the Arab world – was being served as a option on the vegetarian menu.
Startled by the parochial nature of her statements, KSTP anchor Chris Johnson felt obliged to challenge her reasoning:
“I have to ask Ms. Bachmann, why is that a problem? I mean some children like the taste of falafel, what’s wrong with that?”
“Chris, falafel is a gateway food,” responded Bachmann, “It starts with falafel, then the kids move on to shawarma. After a while they say ‘hey this tastes good, I wonder what else comes from Arabia?’ “
“Before you know it our children are listening to Muslim music, reading the Koran, and plotting attacks against the homeland.”
“We need to stop these terror cakes now, before they infiltrate any further.”
MrMary Weighs In
I had no idea if this was a joke or real and that says something. But like much of Ms Bachman’s political career, this also was a joke. Let me remind you of a prior Bachman moments:
Michele Bachmann (July 8th, 2011) signed a controversial pact Thursday that is anti-gay, anti-abortion, anti-pornography, and floats the curious notion that African American children were better off during slavery than they are under the Obama administration.
This is how bad things have gotten. Not only can we not rely on our politicians to speak truthfully sometimes we cannot distinguish a great piece of satire from real events. Ms Bachmann has been very anti-gay as has her husband with his Pray the Gay Away conversion therapy. Then a few weeks ago this hit the fan: Michele Bachmann demands investigations into the Muslim Brotherhood‘s “deep penetration” into the U.S. government. Everyone Democrat and Republican alike called bullshit on this. I was just surprised at the deep penetration phraseology and then again I wasn’t surprised. I think she hasn’t been hit off in a while Check this out
I am reminded of Mr Hunter S Thompson
“In a closed society where everybody’s guilty, the only crime is getting caught. In a world of thieves, the only final sin is stupidity.”