Michele Bachmann bravely stands up in favor of cervical cancer

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Michele Bachmann is running on the "pro-cancer" ticket.
Michele Bachmann has made her first last stand in the race for the Republican nomination for president, and it is this: Getting cervical cancer is your constitutional right.

Ever since the Texas Texan, Rick Perry, of Texas, joined the race, he's pretty much washed out Bachmann's support base without even finishing a complete thought. Mitt Romney still has the establishment Republicans in his camp, while Perry has swooped for ultra-conservatives and Southerners.

That leaves Bachmann with the kooks, the weirdos, and the disconnected people who haven't yet found out that Rick Perry is in the race.

Knowing she needed to make a bold play to steal attention in front of a Tea Party debate crowd last night, Bachmann hammered home a point she's made before: Cervical cancer isn't so bad, and everyone who wants it should be able to have it.

Okay, maybe Bachmann didn't advocate getting your own dose of deadly lady cancer just to try it out -- but, she argues, it's really none of the government's business if someone gets that cancer, and the last thing we need is the government snooping around in America's private cancer cells.

Confused? Great, so is she!

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Michele Bachmann: Finally, someone who believes in science less than Rick Perry.
Last night Bachmann attacked Perry for his statewide mandate of the HPV vaccine, which is intended to prevent the spread of cervical cancer, but has serious side effects like communism and belief in science. Admittedly, Perry, who's been sporting that same smirk since January, makes himself an easy target. But pushing the HPV vaccine is the least-dumb thing he's ever done.

The issue came up after an audience question about executive orders, after which Wolf Blitzer turned it on Perry:

"Governor Perry, as you well know, you signed an executive order requiring little girls, 11 and 12 year olds, to deal with a sexually transmitted disease that could lead to cancer. Was that a mistake?"

It was, according to Perry, who said he'd take the issue to the legislature if he had another chance at it.

"What was driving me was obviously making a difference about young people's lives," Perry said. "Cervical cancer is a horrible way to die."

Aww, that Rick Perry. What a dupe! Fortunately, Bachmann set him straight.

"I'm a mom," Bachmann said. "And I'm a mom of three children."

Oh, my God -- did Michele Bachmann just announce she'd killed off two of her kids? For the moment, let's assume she meant "three girls" and allow her to proceed.

"To have innocent little 12 year old girls be forced to have a government injection through an executive order is just flat out wrong. That should never be done. That's a violation of a liberty interest."

Then, having pretty much set up the image of government doctors molesting little girls, Bachmann wavered dangerously close to the "vaccines cause autism" crowd.

"Little girls who have a negative reaction to this potentially dangerous drug don't get a mulligan," Bachmann said.

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This CDC pornography shows where they claim the cancer goes.
Yes, and the warnings about this vaccine are made very clear up front by the Centers for Disease Control. The HPV vaccine, it says, is "very safe." Well, but then it goes on to say that the "risk of any vaccine causing serious injury, or death, is extremely small." Okay, fine, but eventually they admit that... half the people who get the vaccine get a headache? Oh, the horror.

So what about cervical cancer? Turns out -- check this space in the future, see if this phrase reappears -- Rick Perry is right. It's bad news. In 2007, the most recent year with available statistics, 4,021 women died of cervical cancer. Women suffering from cervical cancer begin experiencing pain during sex, and have unexplained bleeding from their vagina.

As with all cancer, sufferers begin to wither away. They lose appetite and sometimes the will to live. Then they die. Odd that so few of them have been grateful, from their deathbeds, that no one ever gave them a shot when they were a little girl.

The vaccine for HPV is out there and in use, same as the ones that stopped polio, measles, and diphtheria.

Sadly, there is no vaccine for stupid and paranoid, and so Michele Bachmann is incurable.

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Laura
Laura

I bravely stand up in favor of Michelle Bachmann on this issue. She's absolutely right here, as no one has any business forcing any medical "treatments" or "preventives" on anyone. Gardasil has proved to injure and kill some people, not to prevent or cure cancer. You want the friggin vaccine? Get it yourself and stop forcing your foolish humanist medical RELIGION on others. How dare anyone be for forcing this or any vaccine or anything else on anyone?! You tyrannical egomaniacal nutjobs.

Zorromcgee
Zorromcgee

If you don't want to be vaccinated for contagious diseases then don't-but then stay out of any public area funded by the gov. Stay out of schools, colleges, hospitals,streets ,roads, parks, ect. I also have the right not to be infected due to your stupidity.

Whistleblower
Whistleblower

I guess you did not read my comment.  You are the stupid one, like most of the people - what I call the idiot masses - or could you simply be a shill for the big pharmaceutical business interests?  It is one of the two.

Whistleblower
Whistleblower

Most people are such lemmings!   They do not research an issue, they just parrot what the big business-owned media tells them.   There is NO PROOF that Gardisil prevents cancer, but there IS proof that it has caused death and damage to some recipients of it.  And it hasn't been around long enough for us to see the long term effects.  It took over 30 years for the cancer resulting from the SV40 virus in the polio vaccine to be discovered, and I bet most folks don't even know about that, either!  People don't know the history of disease and epidemics - if they did, they would know vaccines were not the instrument by which epidemics were ended.   This is also very much about democracy and freedom.  We should have the right to refuse to be shot with chemicals that are known to cause cancer and a lot of other nasty stuff.  Can't you see the direction this is all going in?

NoGuff
NoGuff

"Michele Bachmann bravely stands up in favor of cervical cancer."--Ummm.... she didn't.  So, you're a liar, Mr. Mullen.  You even admit it.

"Perry has swooped for ultra-conservatives and Southerners"--"Ultra conservatives?"  Really?  What about you "ultra liberals" who see Obama as the Messiah?  Perry isn't really a conservative, just FYI.  He just appears that way so far.

"That leaves Bachmann with the kooks, the weirdos, and the disconnected people who haven't yet found out that Rick Perry is in the race."--Wow, you really are a hate-filled person, aren't you?

"Bachmann hammered home a point she's made before: Cervical cancer isn't so bad, and everyone who wants it should be able to have it."--Ummm.... she didn't, liar.

"she argues, it's really none of the government's business if someone gets that cancer"--It isn't, unless someone or something is causing it, like negligence with chemicals or radioactive material, etc.  Then the government must step in to protect the public.  The government can't protect people from cancer or hurting themselves or from headaches.

"did Michele Bachmann just announce she'd killed off two of her kids?"--No.  But if you want to make up something and attach that to her words and create a meaning all your own, then maybe she did.

I'm done pointing out your extremist misrepresentations, it's too disgusting to endure further.  But I'll leave you with Bachmann's actual point.  Freedom of choice is ours, not the government's.  What Perry should have done was to inform and offer, not order and force.  Can you grasp that simple concept.  I'll bet no.  There's no vaccine for hate & stupidity.

Lucliqpig
Lucliqpig

Mike Mullen, in your own words you say the HPV vaccine is out there and in use, same as the ones that stopped polio, measles, and diphtheria. The key word here is stopped. Go to the HPV vaccine website and it says that it helps protect, not stops, 4 types of HPV that can cause cervical cancer. Not does cause cervical cancer. 

You also say this vaccine is intended to stop the spread of cervical cancer. Last I heard, cancer is not spread.

I could sit and pick away at your blog same as you did with Michelle's comments, but that isn't a challenge. 

I'm with Michelle Bachmann on this. The government should not mandate something like this.

The day I let the government tell me I have to give a vaccine like this to my child will be the day they pry the gun from my cold dead hand!!   

Zeroisanumber
Zeroisanumber

"You also say this vaccine is intended to stop the spread of cervical cancer. Last I heard, cancer is not spread."

Tedious little pedant.

HPV causes cervical cancer in women, the vaccine prevents ~70% of all cases of HPV that are cancer-causing and also has the nice side benefit of preventing genital warts.

Last I checked 70% (and improving as the vaccine is improved) protection is a lot better than 0%.

But what's a little cancer compared to your need to have the boogeyman of HPV around to scare their kids away from having nasty, nasty sex? Because that's the right we're really talking about here, isn't it?

"The day I let the government tell me I have to give a vaccine like this to my child will be the day they pry the gun from my cold dead hand!!"

I see people like you all the time at the gun range. Please stop going to the gun range, you are annoying and your hyper-emotional relationship with your pistol frightens the girls that I bring there to learn to shoot. Quit embarrassing yourself and messing up my game.

Lucliqpig
Lucliqpig

Zeroisanumber, that is a nice name for you, pretty much explains yourself!!

John Charles Wilson
John Charles Wilson

I'll gladly stay out of Michele Bachmann's vagina. Never desired to go there anyway. Yuck!

Guest
Guest

This Bitcccch is nothing but a Snake/Reptian, Evil-agent of Freemasons,Illuminatis & Eugenist!

Tina Thayer
Tina Thayer

Bachmann sucks. Cervical Cancer sucks. Making a vaccine mandatory infringes on our rights and puts more money into drug companies. That sucks.

Zeroisanumber
Zeroisanumber

I would rather line the pockets of the biggest, fattest, most obscene plutocrat on the goddamn planet than deal with epidemics of polio, smallpox, measles, anthrax, Hepatitis A and B, and a whole host of other terrible diseases. We don't mandate these things for the hell of it, they're a serious, effective response against DEADLY diseases, and your rights mean jackshit compared to the public's right to not be exposed to something that might kill or cripple us.

Whistleblower
Whistleblower

Either you are one of the biggest, fattest, most obscene plutocrats pockets, or you're an ignorant armchair commentator, which most of the brainwashed masses are.  After reading information from a medical journal that the smallpox vaccination was causing leukemia, I asked myself why I had been around so long and never heard anything like this in the media, so I did research - a lot of it and in-depth.  Vaccines did not end epidemics (they have always come and gone, long before there were any vaccines), but they DO cause cancer, leukemia, arthritis, asthma, brain damage, seizures, etc., and even the U.S. government's National Childhood Vaccination Injury Compensation Act (which was put in place in 1986 to take the burden of paying out on lawsuits OFF of the filthy rich pharmaceutical industry and put it ON the taxpayers)  ADMITS that the DPT vaccine causes Sudden Infant Death (SIDS), Type 1 Diabetes, hemolytic anemia, and a host of other nasty "side effects."   Look into it instead of repeating what you're told like a trained parrot.

SaveOurRights
SaveOurRights

Get your facts straight. She was stating that it is not the responsibility of Rick Perry to mandate through an executive order that all TX young girls get this shot with an "opt out" clause. The legislature should decide and our personal freedoms are protected by our Constitution and our Bill of Rights. The govt.'s role is to provide the information and shots and let the parents or legal guardian decide what is best for their child by making it an "opt in" situation. Quit slamming her because she's protecting your individual freedoms!

drklassen
drklassen

Except when a woman gets cancer and can't pay for treatment, their "freedom" impacts the rest of society.

Whistleblower
Whistleblower

Do you know that vaccines have been PROVEN to CAUSE cancer?   Forced vaccination is all about the money

Zeroisanumber
Zeroisanumber

Why would I want to protect the rights of Huffington Post-addled nitwits and religious dumbasses to perpetuate a plague that causes cancer and warts? 

vitajex
vitajex

"Quit slamming her because she's protecting your individual freedoms!"

Except of course, for your individual freedom to marry whom you want...

@girlmeetsgeek
@girlmeetsgeek

Considering her husband takes over $100k annually from Medicare/caid for his clinic in stopping the spread of 'homosexuality,', it's difficult to see this as anything more than a publicity stunt to discredit her opponent, using the HPV vaccine and innocent people's lives as bait.

Kirk the Conservative Jerk
Kirk the Conservative Jerk

Much like The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation funds Planned Parenthood in efforts to slaughter the unborn, thus helping to stop the spread of blacks?  (75% of all abortions performed at PP are for people of color)

drklassen
drklassen

Amazing what silly "conclusions" one can draw when one does not understand statistics.

1) How much of what PP does is related to abortion?2) What is the percentage of all patient care done by PP is for people of color?3) How does 2 compare to your statistic of 75% of abortions (assuming I believe it---got a reference?)4) Reconsider your conclusion.

Michelle Bachmann
Michelle Bachmann

You support the tea party, they have cheered the death of human beings at two straight debates.  You should try pulling your head out of your ass.  Less than 5% of what Planned Parenthood does is abortions.  The rest of the time they are providing healthcare to poor women.  You don't know this because you are stupid.  You don't care because you are a terrible person.  

Mplsurbanathlete
Mplsurbanathlete

Mike Mullen, I'm your newest biggest fan.  You are hilarious.

Rachel
Rachel

Sadly, there is no vaccine for stupid and paranoid, and so Michele Bachmann is incurable.

HAHAHAHAHA

Donavon Cawley
Donavon Cawley

Forget the Not In My Back Yard crowd.  Bachmann is trying to appeal to the Not In My Vagina crowd.

Dman
Dman

Donavon - Isn't that technically the same as the "not in my front yard" crowd?

vitajex
vitajex

Well, then we have a whole different thing to worry about: terrorists in our own Back Yard...

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