Monday, August 20, 2012

Thank you, Todd Akin.

Back a couple of years ago there was a man who was going around in Austin Texas putting drugs into the drinks of other men and then raping them. A reporter for MSNBC wrote an article stating that men were more traumatized by sexual assault than women because women has a one in four chance of being sexually assault during their lifetimes and sexual assault rarely happened to men. I didn't have time enough to post the link to the story before they killed it but I do remember being truly stunned by the man's attitude. I really thought no one else was going to ever say anything that stupid again, but thank you Todd Akin. You've managed to top even that.

Updated:

"What I said was ill-conceived and it was wrong, and for that, I apologize." excerpt from Todd Akin's apology where irony meets idiocy. But if his remarks were "ill conceived" does that mean he is legitimately sorry or does it mean those words were raped from him?

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  1. And that asshole is apparently just the tip of the MO GOP iceberg.

    Ms. Barnes echoed Mr. Akin's statement that very few rapes resulted in pregnancy, adding that "at that point, if God has chosen to bless this person with a life, you don't kill it."
    "That's more what I believe he was trying to state," she said. "He just phrased it badly."

    Not limited to MO either.
    "Ethel Waters, for example, was the result of a forcible rape," Huckabee said of the late American gospel singer. One-time presidential candidate Huckabee added: "I used to work for James Robison back in the 1970s, he leads a large Christian organization. He, himself, was the result of a forcible rape. And so I know it happens, and yet even from those horrible, horrible tragedies of rape, which are inexcusable and indefensible, life has come and sometimes, you know, those people are able to do extraordinary things."

    Yet half the country would elect this scum.


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    1. I truly hope that half of the country stays home on election day

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