A Queen in the White House?

No, not Michele but her husband Marcus.

The big old queen next to Boehner in this heart-warming scene.

Matt Taibbi (I know, I know) burns down the barn in his account of Michele’s burning desire to become the dumbest woman in America. That she’s been amply blessed by nature may be true. But there’s no doubt that Marcus, described as her “strategist”, raises the game to a whole new level of arrogant ignorance.


I, for one, would not be surprised to see a gay sex scandal in his future.

Most awesome comment: “My gaydar immediately went to DEFCON LAVENDER the second I heard this ignorant buffoon’s voice.”

@Mistress Cynica: Likewise, I choked on my lunch when I read this in the article:

She even told the congregation that she and hubby Marcus — who by then had opened a Christian counseling center — had been united not by love but by a unique series of divine visions experienced by three people simultaneously.

He reminds me of the character on the short-lived and brilliant The Comeback– you know the stylist/hairdresser/makeup artist who was just slightly more fey than Paul Lynde but insisted, angrily and to whoever would listen, that he was straight straight STRAIGHT!

@Benedick HRH KFC: And a Stinque™ brand Dildo!

(Helping you out with the Brand conciousness, there, Nojo).

@Tommmcatt Be Fat, And That Be That: As somebody reminded me recently, in French it’s pronounced “stank”.

@nojo: Wait, you guys say “Stink”? How long has this been going on?

I’m sorry to inform you but you are all in the wrong. We pronounce the name of this site the French way.


Incidentally, Dr. Bachmann got his doctorate from a limited residence “distance learning” college called the “Union Institute & University” in Cincinnati, Ohio.

From the wiki on the college:

Not surprisingly, the Union Institute’s Ph.D. program came under scrutiny by the Ohio Board of Regents in the late 1990s early 2000s, which scrutiny culminated in its 2002 Reauthorization Report. The report was critical of the Union Institute’s Ph.D. program, noting in particular that ” … expectations for student scholarship at the doctoral level were not as rigorous as is common for doctoral work … ” (OBR 2002 Reauthorization Report, page 13) The Union was put on probation. Later, the Union Graduate School was dissolved and the Ph.D. program was restructured. Formerly it had been a Ph.D. in Arts and Sciences. Its name and focus were changed and two other doctoral programs were broken out…

One thing that distinguishes the Union Institute and University from its for-profit competitors is the generalist nature of its Ph.D. The formal title of its Ph.D. degree is ” Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Studies.” This title and the program reflect the original idea of the consortium of offering a non-residential Ph.D. program that avoided specialization and did not take as long to complete as a traditional program (originally it took a minimum of two years to complete). The original Ph.D. was titled “Ph.D. in Arts and Sciences.” Under the consortium, learners could concentrate or specialize in a wide range of areas. As a private institution with reduced resources, the Union Institute was required by the OBR to limit these areas of concentration to six. The new program now has three areas of concentration. While there has been some confusion in the way Ph.D.s are titled, with many Ph.D.s being represented in particular fields, the Ph.D. is and has always been a single Ph.D. and its concentration or specialization areas should not be confused with the degree itself. The titles above are the correct titles for the degree. Aspiring doctoral students wishing to have a Ph.D. in a specific field such a Physics or Spanish Literature will find these in traditional graduate programs but not in The Union Institute and University. The Union Institute and University, by contrast, will be more appropriate for students wishing to avoid the specialization of a field.

Sorry for the long cut and paste, but I find that …interesting…is this man really qualified to refer to himself as a psychotherapist?

@Tommmcatt Be Fat, And That Be That: I have heard a Stinquer pronounce it “stink-ay,” but for me it’s plain old “stink.”

@mellbell: Ooh, I like that better. From now on it is “Stink-ay”.


@Tommmcatt Be Fat, And That Be That: @mellbell: The plain old pronunciation stands, mainly so I can hear Bugs Bunny say “Ain’t I a Stinquer?”

@nojo: Oh, see, that makes sense. THE PRONUNCIATION IS NOW AND HAS ALWAYS BEEN “STINK”!

Make it so.

Hey Manchu, I’m in Nova Scotia where people are stunningly polite but they eat this gloppy substance they call “poutine.” My kids ordered it for lunch.

@Tommmcatt Be Fat, And That Be That: Stink. Rhymes with linque.

Excellent sleuthing on the good ‘doctor’s’ ‘degree’. Which matches Bachman’s law degree from Oral U. Or as it’s now known… Liberty U.

@Tommmcatt Be Fat, And That Be That: So in summary, they’re a diploma mill barfing out degrees in General Studies. This jerk could’ve been Sekruhtairee of Edjookayshun during the Boosh Preznitsee.

French Fries with gravy covered in cheese curds.

Not a fan of it myself, but it was/is a popular dish among drunken university students during my time.

@ManchuCandidate: DC has experienced an explosion of food trucks in the last couple of years, including one that serves poutine — by itself or atop a hot dog — and grilled cheese (curds). This raises a question — is it always the case that the gravy soaks the fries and turns them soggy, or do those guys just not know what they’re doing?

@ManchuCandidate: In the ‘burgh, they throw fries, coleslaw, meat and a heap of other stuff into some bread and call it a “sammich”.

(Bucs up holding on 2 0 1 going in to the bottom of the 5th v. Toronto)

ADD: frackin’ Mariana trench-induced time delay.

@mellbell: The stuff my kids ordered (and ate) was soggy. Double ugh.

For you Bay of Fundy tide fans, the vertical rise at Digby between last night and today around noon was close to 30 feet. You tie up a boat there, you gotta know what you’re doing.

Tomorrow is Canada Day. We’re gonna get us some Canadian flags and wave them around, politely.

@mellbell: I think the gravy making the fries soggy is the point.

@Dodgerblue: Eh?

@Tommmcatt Be Fat, And That Be That: STINK!

@Dodgerblue: Your adult children go on vacation with you and Mrs. Dodger? Wow. I am in awe of your parenting skills.

@SanFranLefty: Something about all expenses paid appealed to them.

@Dodgerblue: Your kids must be incredibly shitfaced to really enjoy it.

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