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Michelle Bachmann Glitter-Bombed By Gay Rights Activist

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It happened today as Bachmann was stepping off stage at the RightOnline conference in Minneapolis. Watch, AFTER THE JUMP.

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  1. This is pointless and stupid. I hope the assaulter was arrested, then she can at least feel martyred for the cause.

    Posted by: Joe in CT | Jun 19, 2011 12:22:59 AM


  2. This 'protest' only gives the 'enemy' some video of being 'attacked' by 'gay-stremists'. I's fast becoming a 'broach of honor' for them... enough already...

    Posted by: Rucka | Jun 19, 2011 1:53:38 AM


  3. disappointed in the volume of the glitter bomb... :-(

    Posted by: Johnn | Jun 19, 2011 2:02:13 AM


  4. yawn.

    and double yawn to CJ. "Oooh people won't like us if we throw glitter."

    Posted by: rustytrawler | Jun 19, 2011 2:59:24 AM


  5. Take any political party and show examples of their fringe members who do radical things. Does anyone respect them or listen to their viewpoint? No. Does it help solidify the oppositions' opinions? Yes.

    I see the offbeat humor and the P.R. intention in glitter bombing but I don't think it's our best approach.

    Posted by: johnny | Jun 19, 2011 7:26:46 AM


  6. I love the concept of "glitter bombing," but wish we wouldn't let the media NAME the event with such a dangerous-sounding moniker. "BOMB?" How about calling it a "Glitter Tossing" event? (And, RayT, even though "glitter guns" are only $5 on AMAZON, I don't think carrying anything to a political rally called a "gun" is a good notion...) Paranoid loonies like Ms. Bachmann will only seize on the word and scream it into the nearest microphone in order to further frighten the wingnuts of her entourage. That and there is also the "danger" that her closeted husband will come running at the mere suggestion that glitter is freely available should he want to scrape it off his "beard."

    Posted by: Adrian Kimberly | Jun 19, 2011 7:42:35 AM


  7. I don't know if glitter bombing is effective or not or how it is perceived by the general public. I do applaud Get Equal for at least doing something confrontational to let the phobes know we are listening to them and that their words and actions do have consequences.

    Even if the consequence is simply having to get the glitter off their clothes or out of their hair.

    I do recall seeing footage of Anita Bryant getting a pie in the face in the seventies. That did seem to shut her pie hole. When was the last time you heard from her?

    Posted by: Steve | Jun 19, 2011 9:21:21 AM


  8. Lame.

    Posted by: The Milkman | Jun 19, 2011 11:20:07 AM


  9. Glitter seems like youre helping in celebrating something, what happen pies ala anita bryant?

    Posted by: Lou | Jun 19, 2011 11:40:29 AM


  10. I LOVE the concept of glitter-bombing. It's non-threatening, visually effective, appropriately campy, and lasting.

    People who expect the LGBT community to wait out the slow roll-out of "public support" are the same people who urged us in the past to stay in the closet. Eff you. Some of us want to MAKE equality happen, not wait for it.

    Posted by: virtualdespot | Jun 19, 2011 2:49:59 PM


  11. More glitter!! She has hurt how many people? I know others complain that this is so bad or immature, but really, is it better to keep up with the too slow pace of justice and not say anything? Are we not allowed to express our rage?? How can some compare the actual, measurable harms against a whole population to the small offense of tossing glitter on this person who's spearheaded all those harms? Augh more glitter!

    Posted by: X | Jun 19, 2011 3:00:36 PM


  12. Glitter bomb incidents = impotent, misguided acts by idiotic La Cage Aux Folles escapees craving media attention. And often, they will identify themselves as "queer" activists. It's shameful, how some people use the Gay Rights movement as an excuse to satisfy their most immature impulses.

    Posted by: Stuffed Animal | Jun 19, 2011 5:04:50 PM


  13. CJ & Craig are right. It may be funny to us, but some may see it another way. Maybe there is a time when more militant action is required to get a message out (ACT UP and the AIDS crisis in the 80's). But once a message is out it's time to change hearts and minds. You can't educate or sway others by being as rude and ignorant to those spewing prejudice and hate. Let's not set back our cause at this critical time. Take the higher road.

    Posted by: Brian | Jun 20, 2011 12:24:01 AM


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