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(Talking Points Memo)   Todd Akin's wife says what the Republicans are doing to him is as bad as rape. Also asks God to commit election funding fraud to help her husband win   (2012.talkingpointsmemo.com) divider line 97
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2012-09-17 01:28:57 PM
14 votes:
It was clearly a legitimate rape since his campaign shut down the attempts to prevent his candidacy from aborting.
2012-09-17 01:35:33 PM
8 votes:
"God can increase," she said, citing the "Feeding of the 5,000" - a Gospel miracle in which Jesus uses five small barley loaves and two small fish to feed a multitude. The campaign will take small contributions, "respect them, and say 'God, multiply it. Make it pay,' " Lulli Akin said. "It brought us through the primary, same way. We're gonna see it again, because God wants to be honored."

Holy fark, some people are retarded. Religion just lets people be a stupid and unaccountable as they want.
2012-09-17 01:54:07 PM
7 votes:
Akin's understandably upset. He got himself all dressed up for the Republicans and said all the things they wanted to hear. He spent a lot of money and it's not like he wanted something unreasonable in return. Then at the last minute, they suddenly changed their minds and said no. Well, Todd Akin's not going to be made to look like a fool by these people. He wants whatever he can get out of the Republicans and he's not going to pull out until he is satisified.
2012-09-17 02:04:12 PM
6 votes:
She's got the wrong parable. The Loaves and Fishes was to point out that if you have a problem that seems insurmountable, if you give what you have the Lord will make that meet the need. This covers GIVING not RECEIVING

The Parable of Provision, was the lillies in the valley and the birds in the air. If the Lord makes them beautiful and provides their needs, don't you think he will provide for his followers? THIS COVERS RECIEVING

Also I don't think either applies to compaining. Jesus was prettly clear on the separation of Church and State with the whole Render unto Caesar that which is Caesar's and unto the Lord that which is the Lord's.

But that's just my opinion.
2012-09-17 02:03:25 PM
6 votes:
Ah yes. The loaves and fishes story.

In which Jesus redistributes the wealth of one for the betterment of all.
2012-09-17 01:42:14 PM
6 votes:
Lulli has no idea what rape really is.

I'm not so heartless as to wish that on her, but goddamn it's hard not to with some of these people.
2012-09-17 02:05:01 PM
4 votes:

AdolfOliverPanties: "God can increase," she said, citing the "Feeding of the 5,000" - a Gospel miracle in which Jesus uses five small barley loaves and two small fish to feed a multitude. The campaign will take small contributions, "respect them, and say 'God, multiply it. Make it pay,' " Lulli Akin said. "It brought us through the primary, same way. We're gonna see it again, because God wants to be honored."

Holy fark, some people are retarded. Religion just lets people be a stupid and unaccountable as they want.


I'd like to take this moment to thank the Catholic priest that told the congregation during a homily that the miracle Jesus performed was not conjuring up a bunch of food, but getting people from disparate backgrounds to share the food they had brought with them.

His reasoning was if you were going with your family, it is not uncommon to bring some food with you. Thus, when Jesus shared the food among those nearest him, people shared with the people around them. Nothing magical about it, just making all feel as one family under Christ.

I'm sure this woman would probably hate that priest with a passion.

//End CSB.
2012-09-17 01:49:30 PM
4 votes:
A night at the Akin household.

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2012-09-17 01:48:05 PM
4 votes:
Conservative women don't understand rape either.
2012-09-17 01:36:03 PM
4 votes:
It would be completely immoral and implausible, but people who make statements belittling the seriousness of rape should be raped themselves. Something for them to reflect on before they go making ridiculous, careless, and inhumane statements the next time.
2012-09-17 04:41:12 PM
3 votes:

Cup_O_Jo: 400 or so Republican sponsored bills aimed at restricting women's reproductive rights at the state level


Cup_O_Jo: Tigger: Cup_O_Jo: Keizer_Ghidorah: Republicans/Conservatives/The GOP are incredibly obsessed with rape, gay sex, and women's uteruses. It's like they repress themselves so much their brains rebel and start fixating on them.

Actually I am a conservative woman (NOW-I used to be a raging democrat then I got past my vagina). No the GOP is not. However, the liberal minded woman is fixated on it. How else do you explain this thread? You realize that Todd Akin is a NOBODY from the middle of NOWHERE. But it gave the "OMG THE GOP IS AFTER MY VAGINA" fuel for the fire. No one actually cares about him and his ridiculousness. A matter of fact the RNC asked him to not run because he is that much of an idiot. No one wants to take away our rights as a woman. Once you move past voting with your vagina the whole world opens up to you in a new way.

Todd Akin is not a nobody he is a candidate to be one of the 100 most powerful people in the country.

There are currently 400 or so Republican sponsored bills aimed at restricting women's reproductive rights at the state level. The RNC's national platform specifically calls out restricting women's reproductive rights.

So since we've established that you're wrong all that remains is to determine is exactly why this is. My guess is having decided you're a Republican you would experience reevaluating that position as painful, OR you need to find some way to not have abortion mean reproductive rights because your pro-life.

Hahahaha oh aren't you adorable. Citations I want to see..


Republican legislators have introduced a wide array of laws designed to either outlaw abortion outright or to discourage it by making ridiculous and sometimes humiliating requirements of women who might consider having a pregnancy terminated. These include so-called TRAP (Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers) regulations.

Republicans in the House proposed a bill (HR 1179) called "Respect for Rights of Conscience Act of 2011." The bill, introduced by Jeff Fortenberry (R-Neb), allows health care providers and pharmacists to deny birth control to women if it conflicts with their religious or moral convictions. The Senate is expected to vote on its version of HR 1179 during the week of February 27 where it is known as S. 1467, whose primary sponsor is Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO) and has become an amendment to Transportation Authorization Bill S. 1813. The Blunt Amendment was defeated in the Senate on a narrow vote of 51 to 48 on March 1, 2012.
In Texas, Rep. George Lavender, R-Texarkana, has proposed a bill (House Bill 2988) that would prevent any abortion except in cases of rape, incest or the life of the mother.
In Georgia, a bill, the "Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act" (SB 209) sponsored by Sen. Barry Loudermilk, R-Cassville, would close all abortion clinics in the state and require abortions to be performed in hospitals. This bill was tabled by the rules committee on March 11, 2011.
South Dakota wants to require "spiritual" counseling (House Bill 1217) at religious centers before allowing an abortion to take place. The bill was signed into law in March 2011 and challenged in court by Planned Parenthood and the ACLU in May. We still haven't heard what the courts will decide in this case (though a federal judge has suspended most of the law in the interim) and Republicans aren't waiting to find out. The South Dakota House of Representatives approved a bill on February 13 sponsored by Rep. Roger Hunt, R-Brandon that changes counseling requirements. Women seeking abortions will still have to wait 72 hours and endure spiritual counseling but now requires those counselors be licensed. The consulting doctor will now have to decide if it is likely the woman will develop mental health problems as a result of the abortion. As a side note, in both 2006 and 2008 voters rejected attempts to outlaw most abortions.
Also in South Dakota, H.B. 1166, which was enacted in 2005, was, says RHRealityCheck.org, billed as an "informed consent law," but what it really mandated was misinformation, requiring doctors "to tell a woman seeking an abortion that she faces an 'increased risk of suicide ideation and suicide,' a claim for which there is absolutely no scientific or medical evidence." On September 2, 2011, "Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals threw out important provisions of a South Dakota law that literally forced doctors to lie to their patients."
The Texas State House of Representatives has passed the Sonogram Bill (HB 15), a measure requiring women to get a sonogram before ending a pregnancy, forcing even victims of rape to have a sonogram at least 24 hours before the procedure. Gov. Rick Perry has signed the bill into law, which takes effect September 1, 2011. There are exceptions in cases of rape and incest. As Planned Parenthood reports: "While a woman can opt-out of seeing the sonogram image and hearing the heart tone, she cannot opt-out of a medically unnecessary sonogram, nor can she opt-out of the fetal description except within very narrow parameters for situations of rape, incest, judicial bypasses, and fetal anomalies."
Also from Texas, the passage of SB 257, passed by House and Senate on May 5, 2011 and signed by the governor on May 17, 2011 provides for "Choose Life" license plates. As explained by Planned Parenthood: "The state will now produce "Choose Life" license plates and distribute revenue from the sale of the plates to anti-choice groups such as crisis pregnancy centers (CPC). The "Alternative to Abortion" program currently receives $4 million dollars a year in taxpayer money through the Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) that is distributed to CPCs. CPC are unregulated anti-choice organizations that do not provide any medical services and are known to spend nearly half of the tax dollars they receive on advertising and administrative costs, not client services."
Georgia State Representative Bobby Franklin has introduced a bill that would not only make abortion illegal but would make miscarriages illegal.
Indiana (House Bill 1210) wants to force doctors to lie to women about abortion causing breast cancer despite medical evidence to the contrary in order to discourage women from having abortions
Rep. Chris Smith (R-N.J.) introduced a bill in the U.S. House of Representatives, the "No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act," (HR 3) that would limit the rape exemption for abortion to "forcible rape" which would have defined many rapes, for example, statutory rape of a minor, as non-forcible and therefore not covered by federal assistance. Mother Jones has reported another aspect of this legislation, that the IRS would be turned into abortion-cops: "Were this to become law, people could end up in an audit, the subject of which could be abortion, rape, and incest," says Christopher Bergin, the head of Tax Analysts, a nonpartisan, not-for-profit tax policy group. "If you pass the law like this, the IRS would be required to enforce it."
Representative Joe Pitts (R-PA) introduced a bill (HR 358 - the "Protect Life Act") would allow states to deny insurance coverage for birth control meaning hospitals could deny abortion procedures and transport to a facility that would provide a woman with an abortion even if failure to provide an abortion would mean the death of the woman. The "Let Women Die Act" passed the House on 10/13/11.
Louisiana State Rep. John LaBruzzo, R-Metairie, in what he calls a direct challenge to Roe v. Wade, wants to make both women and doctors who have and perform abortions guilty of the crime of "feticide". This "personhood amendment" (House Bill 587)would make no exceptions for cases of danger to the health of the mother, incest or rape but would for "medically necessary" abortions. Feticide is currently punishable by 5 to 15 years in prison. LaBruzzo once wanted to pay poor women $1,000 to have their tubes tied because he was afraid they were "reproducing at a faster rate than more affluent, better-educated people who presumably pay more tax revenue to the government," says Nola.com. Update: HB 587 became HB 645 on May 25, 2011 and to the relief of sane people everywhere eventually derailed in the state House.
The U.S. House of Representatives passed (by a 234-182 vote) an amendment sponsored by Virginia Foxx (R-NC) prohibiting teaching hospitals from receiving federal funding if they teach doctors how to perform abortions. Unfortunately, as a result of this legislation new physicians will not receive the training needed to save women's lives. As Correntewire.com puts it, "234 members of the House voted to ban the teaching of medical procedures that are vital in saving the lives of women who have miscarried, or have complications that endanger their health, or who aren't even pregnant."
In Ohio, Janet Porter's "Heartbeat Bill" criminalizing abortion and which was backed by Newt Gingrich and Michele Bachmann, passed the Ohio State House on June 28, 2011. "It prohibits abortions after only about six weeks, a time when many women do not yet even know they are pregnant," said Armond Budish, leader of the Democratic caucus in the House. The bill is currently being held up in the Senate. See the latest update on Porter's antics at Right Wing Watch.
Also in Ohio, The state budget, approved June 28, 2011 by the Senate, bars state hospitals from performing abortions.
Mother Jones reports that "Every abortion provider in the state of Kansas has been denied a license to continue operating as of July 1 [2011]." This is the result, according to Mother Jones, of passage in April of a law "directing the Kansas Department of Health and Environment to author new facility standards for abortion clinics, which the staunchly anti-abortion GOP governor, Sam Brownback, signed into law on May 16." It turns out that if you want to know how these new rules were developed, you can't, because the Republicans don't want to tell you, and won't.
On July 1, 2011 a budget impasse shut down the government of the state of Minnesota. The Republican majorities in the house and senate refuse to negotiate in good faith, insisting that a list of social issues be included in the budget, including abortion restrictions.
In Arizona, the House of Representatives passed House Bill 2443 sponsored by Republican Rep. Steve Montenegro, on February 21, 2011. The bill, if passed into law, would criminalize abortions being performed because of the race or sex of the fetus. Montenegro claims that "there are targeted communities that the abortion industry targets." If made law, HB 2443 would require that "women seeking abortions in Arizona will have to sign a statement declaring that race or sex was not the reason they sought the procedure."
In Illinois Rep. Darlene Senger, R-Naperville in March 2011 submitted a bill - anti-abortion legislation mind, which would require clinics that perform more than 50 abortions a year to meet the same regulatory requirements as other medical outpatient surgery clinics - to the House Agriculture and Conservation Committee. Why, you ask? Because the agriculture committee is dominated by conservative downstate Democrats and Republicans. And guess what? They passed it: unanimously.
In Florida, during a debate about a bill "that would prohibit governments from deducting union dues from a worker's paycheck," Rep. Scott Randolph (D-Orlando) said "if my wife's uterus was incorporate" the legislature "would be talking about deregulating." Rep. Randolph was then taken to task for using the word "uterus" by the House leadership, which said that the word was "language that would be considered inappropriate for children and other guests."
In Florida Republicans passed House Bill 501 redistributes funds from "Choose Life" license plates to the Ocala-based Choose Life, Inc, which the Florida Association of Planned Parenthood Affiliates says will "result in more funds being given to 'crisis pregnancy centers,' anti-abortion organizations that falsely market themselves as professional health facilities."
In Virginia, RH Reality Check reports that "Governor Bob McDonnell found time to issue regulations for first trimester abortion providers that go well beyond any existing regulations seen in other states, including South Carolina, according to the Virginia Coalition to Protect Women's Health." Apparently, these "draft" regulations " (SB 924) were formulated under an emergency process that bypasses public review and comment periods and standard economic assessments for new regulations and is undemocratic on its face." They will be put into effect up to 18 months to 2 years in advance of any permanent regulations. In a blatant attempt to eliminate first trimester abortions, reports RH Reality Check, the regulations "contain what can only be called ridiculous mandates for abortion providers, such as requiring specific sizes of rooms and lengths of hallways which have nothing to do with either patient care or safety." See also the article in Mother Jones about how these new rules would affect the Falls Church Planned Parenthood Clinic.
In the U.S. House the Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act (PRENDA) otherwise known as HR 3541, is being called a "civil rights" bill by its Republican sponsors. Under this bill, physicians would be banned from performing abortions based on the race of the fetus, something that does not happen anyway, apparently, since nobody could offer any evidence that it did.

WRAL.com reports that "A Cabarrus County lawmaker wants to bring back public hangings in North Carolina as a deterrent to crime, and he says doctors who perform abortions should be in the line to the gallows." According to WRAL, "Republican Rep. Larry Pittman, who was appointed to the District 82 House seat in October, expressed his views in an email sent Wednesday to every member of the General Assembly." Pittman said in his email: "If murderers (and I would include abortionists, rapists, and kidnappers, as well) are actually executed, it will at least have the deterrent effect upon them. For my money, we should go back to public hangings, which would be more of a deterrent to others, as well." Pittman calls himself a pastor and says he didn't mean to send the email to everybody, only to Rep. Tim Moore, R-Cleveland. Republicans need to learn to be careful around demon-technology.
In Iowa, House File 2298, introduced by Rep. Kim Pearson, R-Pleasant Hill, would criminalize all abortions, including those resulting from rape and incest and would make no exceptions for the life of the mother when put at risk by her pregnancy. The punishment for ending a life (excepting of course the life of a mother) would be life in prison and women who miscarry will face criminal investigation.
In Georgia, Senate Bill 434, sponsored by Sen. Judson Hill, R-Marietta, (he proposed calling it the "Federal Abortion Mandate Opt-Out Act") would ban healthcare providers from covering abortion except in cases where the mother's life is endangered.
Also in Georgia, Senate Bill 438, sponsored by Sen. Mike Crane (R-Newman), would "provide that no health insurance plan for employees of the state shall offer coverage for abortion services."
Again in Georgia, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported on February 15, 2012, "A bill to limit abortions is also being considered in the House. House Bill 954, sponsored by Rep. Doug McKillip, R-Athens, was filed last week and is what is commonly referred to as a 'fetal pain' bill. It says that a fetus can react to pain at 20 weeks, and it seeks to outlaw abortions at or past 20 weeks of pregnancy."
Kansas Republicans have unleashed a blitzkrieg on women's reproductive rights. A Kansas house subcommittee will began considering a bill Wednesday that draws inspiration from anti-abortion laws in Texas, Oklahoma and Arizona. Reports HuffPo: "The bill includes provisions similar to those found in other state laws now facing federal lawsuits, including Texas' requirement that the mother hear the fetal heartbeat, and Oklahoma's mandate that mothers be told about a potential risk of breast cancer with an abortion. It also would replicate Arizona's provision prohibiting tax deductions for abortion-related groups." Women would also have to undergo a sonogram before having an abortion. The bill's sponsor is Kansas' House Federal and State Affairs Committee. The Kansas City Star reports that "The bill is one of four abortion-related measures pending in the Legislature."
Think Progress reports that "In the escalating war on women's rights in statehouse across the country, Iowa state Rep. Kim Pearson (R) may have just dropped the biggest bomb yet." House File 2298 introduces the crime of "Fetacide": "Any person who intentionally terminates a human pregnancy, with the knowledge and voluntary onsent of the pregnant person, after the end of the second trimester of the pregnancy where death of the fetus results, commits feticide. Feticide is a class "C" "A" felony. Any person who attempts to intentionally terminate a human pregnancy, with the knowledge and voluntary consent of the pregnant person, after the end of the second trimester of the pregnancy where death of the fetus does not result, commits attempted feticide. Attempted feticide is a class "D" "B" felony." A class A felony is punishable by life in prison, class B by 25 years. Keep in mind abortion is legal in the United States (see Roe v. Wade).
Louisiana seems intent on following the general Republican practice of taking extreme stances against abortion. Case in point: a new piece of legislation (SB 330), filed March 1, 2012 by Sen. Rick Ward III, D-Maringouin, would outlaw abortion by anyone but a licensed physician and label any abortion performed "by any individual who is not a physician licensed by the state of Louisiana" would be deemed a brand new crime: "dismemberment" ("aggravated criminal abortion by dismemberment" to be precise). Violators, reports Nola.com, "would face a prison term of one to five years, a fine of $5,000 to $50,000 or a jail sentence and a fine." The bill "defines a physician as someone who holds a medical or an osteopathic degree from a medical college in 'good standing with the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners' and has a license, permit, certification or registration issued by the board to practice medicine in the state."
Also in Louisiana, reports Planned Parenthood, "House Concurrent Resolution 54, by Rep. Frank Hoffman (West Monroe - R), aimed to encourage Congress to defund Planned Parenthood, but was tied up in Senate Finance at the close of the [2011 legislative] session" which ended June 23, 2011. Hoffman claims, reports Nola.com, that "that giving the organization federal funding for services such as screenings for breast and cervical cancer indirectly helps Planned Parenthood provide abortions."
A last item from Louisiana: On July 6, 2011, Gov. Bobby Jindal signed into law Rep. Frank Hoffman's HB 636. As Planned Parenthood reports: "HB 636 requires Abortion providers to post coercion prevention/abortion alternative signs and gives DHH the authority to develop a new abortion alternatives website. Visitors to the website will not receive comprehensive information about pregnancy options; agencies that provide comprehensive pregnancy options education or provide abortion care will not be allowed to post information on the site."

o Arguing that it is "morally wrong to take the tax dollars of millions of pro-life Americans and use them to fund organizations that provide and promote abortions," Rep. Mike Pence, R-Ind, introduced a bill (HR 217) in the U.S. House of Representatives to strip Planned Parenthood of federal funding, despite the many other services Planned Parenthood provides to both men and women, including contraception and STD testing

o Legalizing the Murder of Abortion Doctors

South Dakota flirted with a law to make the murder of an abortion doctor legal as self-defense
When South Dakota was forced to drop the idea of murdering abortion doctors, Nebraska and Iowa picked up the idea

o Abstinence Education

A total of 37 states mandate abstinence education while contraception falls increasingly under attack by Republican legislatures.

According to the Guttmacher Report, "Mississippi, which had long mandated abstinence education, adopted provisions that make it more difficult for a school district to include other subjects, such as contraception, in order to offer a more comprehensive curriculum. A district will now need to get specific permission to do so from the state department of education."
According to the Guttmacher Report, "A new requirement enacted in North Dakota mandates that the health education provided in the state include information on the benefits of abstinence "until and within marriage."

o "Personhood Laws" and Fetal Rights and Mandatory Ultrasounds

In 2011 the trend in anti-abortion legislation was passage of laws that would give fertilized eggs the rights of "personhood" - in other words, fertilized eggs would have the same rights as you or me - a blatant ploy to attack women's reproductive rights. Florida, Montana and Ohio will have "personhood" on the ballot in 2012 and according to CNN "efforts in at least five other states are in the planning stages." Mississippi has just rejected one such extremist measure and Colorado and South Dakota have also rejected them. In 2012, mandatory ultrasounds have become the rage. However, Republican legislators seem to be realizing that voters aren't exactly jumping on the bandwagon.

In Iowa a pregnant woman was arrested for falling down a flight of stairs. Yes, for falling down a flight of stairs. You see, following a fight on the phone with her husband, Christine Taylor fell down a flight of. Like any responsible pregnant woman would, she went to the hospital to check on the fetus - and was arrested thanks to one of the many state laws that grant fetuses rights separate from the mother. Iowa has a "feticide" law that pertains to the second trimester and beyond, and since Taylor confessed that she had contemplated abortion but had chosen to have the baby, the nurse and doctor at the hospital decided to phone the police and accuse her of trying to terminate her pregnancy illegally. She was fortunate not to be charged with a crime - for falling down the stairs.
Nebraska banned abortions after 20 weeks on the unscientific grounds that fetuses feel pain at that gestational age. Shortly thereafter, Danielle Deaver discovered at 22 weeks she had a pregnancy that could not result in a living baby. Yet Nebraska law denied her an abortion. Nebraska is not alone, and Deaver will not be alone. Legislators in 12 other states - Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, New Mexico and Oregon - are considering similar laws. But banning abortion could not save Deaver's fetus: With undeveloped lungs, the baby likely would never survive outside the womb, and because all the amniotic fluid had drained, the tiny growing fetus slowly would be crushed by the uterus walls. On Dec. 8, Deaver delivered 1-pound, 10-ounce Elizabeth, who, as doctors had predicted, lived for only 15 minutes outside the womb.
Idaho is the latest state, inspired by Nebraska's example, to put such a law on the books. Senate Bill 1165 bans abortion after 20 weeks but leaves no loophole even for cases of rape. Their justification? The bill's House sponsor, state Rep. Brent Crane, R-Nampa, told legislators that the "hand of the Almighty" was at work. "His ways are higher than our ways," Crane said. "He has the ability to take difficult, tragic, horrific circumstances and then turn them into wonderful examples. And Rep. Shannon McMillan, R-Silverton says, "Is not the child of that rape or incest also a victim?" asked "It didn't ask to be here. It was here under violent circumstances perhaps, but that was through no fault of its own."[...]
On February 11, 2011, the North Dakota House of Representatives passed House Bill 1450; a bill which seeking to define a fertilized egg as a human being. As Planned Parenthood reports, "HB 1450 is backed by a national activist group, Personhood USA, working to make North Dakota the epicenter of a heated national debate."
The Oklahoma House of Representatives voted 94 to 2 to a ban on abortion's later than 20 weeks of gestation similar to Nebraska's in what it called the "Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act." Bill 1888 was signed into law in April 2011 by Republican governor Mary Fallin, who signed every anti-abortion bill that came to her desk in 2011. Oklahoma became the third state "to restrict abortions on the basis of fetal pain" (joining Kansas and Nebraska) reported the Oklahoman at the time.
A personhood bill in Louisiana sponsored by Republican State Rep. John LaBruzzo that would have banned all abortions in the state was defeated when a House vote sent it to the House Appropriations Committee, which shelved the measure. This is not the end, however, as this fall a referendum on a personhood amendment.
Ohio has joined the personhood amendment sweepstakes. Personhood Ohio is gathering signatures to add an abortion ban to the state's constitution in 2012, defining as a person even fertilization of an egg. Even a fertilized egg apparently as inalienable rights. The measure would not only ban abortion, but contraception. Personhood Ohio hasn't announced any plans to see to the caring of all the resultant births.

In Virginia, State Del. C Todd Gilbert (R-Woodstock) described abortion as nothing more than a "lifestyle convenience" for women during a debate in support of a bill (SB 484) that would require women to receive trans-vaginal ultrasounds before obtaining an abortion. The patient will be shown not only an image of the fetus but the audio of its heartbeat. The Virginia House of Delegates passed the bill, making Virginia the seventh state to require such ultrasounds. Texas and Iowa are also considering such measures. A recent development is the sudden opposition by Governor Bob McDonnell to the trans-vaginal ultrasound provision. The bill now mandates external ultrasound. The bill will now go back to the Senate.

In Mississippi, a ballot initiative, Measure 26 (The Personhood Amendment), would have, if passed (it fortunately did not) defined zygotes, embryos-even a fertilized egg-as a person. Women would have been unable to have an abortion even in the case of rape or incest - even if her life is in danger, and IUDs, birth control pills and other forms of contraception would have become illegal. Update: Mississippi tried it again: House Concurrent Resolution 61 aka "The Right to Life Amendment of 2012," (HC 61) would "provide that the right to life is the paramount and most fundamental right of a person; to provide that the world 'person' applies to all human beings from conception to natural death." TPM reports that the bill "was co-authored by three Republicans and one Democrat." Fortunately, this bill died in committee on March 6, 2012; for the time being, women's reproductive rights will enjoy a reprieve in Mississippi.
In California, conservatives are peddling the "California Human Rights Amendment". It is okay to condemn people after they're born but you must let them be born first. This latest personhood gimmick claims the "inherent human rights, dignity and worth of all human beings from the beginning of their biological development as human beings" but its real goal is to make abortion illegal - even in cases of rape or incest ("regardless of the means by which they were procreated"), or fetal anomaly. In other words, taking away women's reproductive rights is a promotion of human rights.
In the U.S. House of Representatives, the Sanctity of Human Life Act (HR 212) proposed by Rep. Paul Broun's (R-Ga.) "includes" reports Mother Jones, "language that directly parallels that of the Mississippi personhood amendment." According to HR 212, "the life of each human being begins with fertilization, cloning, or its functional equivalent...at which time every human being shall have all the legal and constitutional attributes and privileges of personhood."
In Florida, Personhood Florida, with support from Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council (FRC), is moving forward with a petition to put a personhood amendment on the 2014 general election ballot.
In Oklahoma, eggs are about to become people. The bill (HJR- 1067) introduced on January 12, 2012, bears a resemblance to the recently rejected Mississippi law (see Measure 26 above, this category). Republican Rep. Mike Reynolds, the author of the bill, says it won't apply to miscarriages or to cases where the mother's life is threatened, but no exceptions are made for rape or incest (though he claims there are), and it would ban birth control and in vitro that "kills a person." If approved by the legislature, the bill will appear on the ballot in November. The legislature convenes on February 6. Oklahoma requires only a simple majority in both House and Senate.
In Virginia, a bill to establish Personhood (HB-1) was introduced on January 18, 2012 stating that "The life of each human being begins at conception." Introduced by Robert Marshall (R-Prince William), a Republican member of the Virginia House of Delegates, HB-1 is also based on Mississippi's failed Measure 26. The bill passed out of committee on February 10 and went to the House for a vote on February 14, 2012 passing on a vote of 66 to 32.
In Wisconsin, AJR-77, which would legally define "personhood" from the moment of fertilization and outlaw all abortion in Wisconsin, was introduced on November 16, 2011. It's chief sponsor is Republican Andre Jacque. A Planned Parenthood press release dated January 26 states: "AJR 77 a Constitutional Amendment to outlaw abortion, IVF services, stem cell research, and birth control which was so extreme it failed to pass in the most conservative state in the nation- Mississippi. "
Kansas has also gotten into the Personhood Act by way of HCR5029, which states that, "the state of Kansas shall hereby guarantee the inalienable rights, equal protection and due process of law of every human being from the beginning of the biological development of that human being, including fertilization." The bill was introduced by 25 state House members. Including one Democrat. The bill requires a two-third majority vote in both House and Senate to appear on the ballot in August.
In Alabama, State Sen. Phil Williams (R-Madison) pre-filed a personhood bill for the Feb. 2012 legislative back in December of 2011. SB-5, yet another bill taking after Mississippi's Measure 26, would define humans as persons "from the moment of fertilization and implantation into the womb."
In Pennsylvania, The "Women's Right to Know Act" House Bill 1077, which was authored by state Rep. Kathy Rapp (R), is being called even more restrictive than Virginia's transvaginal ultrasound bill. Raw Story reports: "The bill faces a vote in the full Pennsylvania state house in mid-March, when the legislature is back in session. A petition at SignOn.org has collected nearly 15,000 signatures opposing the legislation." In keeping with the Republican practice of trying to slip legislation past the public, no public hearing was held. The bill does offer exceptions for victims of rape and incest.
Utah was all set to jump on board the vaginal ultrasound bandwagon but as the Spokesman reports, "Idaho Senate Assistant Majority Leader Chuck Winder, R-Meridian, said the original version of his [mandatory ultrasound] bill specifically mentioned that procedure, but he removed it. 'It didn't require it, but in my opinion it was confusing ... so we took it out,' Winder said." However, the Idaho Statesman reports: "But Sara Kiesler, a spokeswoman for Planned Parenthood Votes Northwest, said the measure would still require transvaginal exams, though the explicit reference to the procedure has been excised." The revised draft will leave it up to the patient and doctor "whether to employ an abdominal or transvaginal sonogram to the patient and her provider." Says Winder: "That'll be up to the physician and the patient as to what they want to do," admitting the invasive procedure "went too far."
In Alabama, Republican Clay Scofield (R-Huntsville) has introduced a mandatory ultrasound proposal for women seeking abortions. According to the Montgomery Advertiser: "Physicians who failed to administer the ultrasound prior to an abortion or an attempted abortion could face up to 10 years in prison and a $15,000 fine. In addition, the law would allow the woman, the father of the fetus or the grandparents to sue the physician for "actual and punitive damages." Scofield stated that the whole point of the procedure was to make the woman uncomfortable, essentially, to punish her for her decision to have an abortion. The unsurprising backlash over his words has caused him, publically, at least, to rethink his position: "I want to offer legislation that will simultaneously

(blah blah blah)
2012-09-17 04:01:20 PM
3 votes:

Cup_O_Jo: Keizer_Ghidorah: Republicans/Conservatives/The GOP are incredibly obsessed with rape, gay sex, and women's uteruses. It's like they repress themselves so much their brains rebel and start fixating on them.

Actually I am a conservative woman (NOW-I used to be a raging democrat then I got past my vagina). No the GOP is not. However, the liberal minded woman is fixated on it. How else do you explain this thread? You realize that Todd Akin is a NOBODY from the middle of NOWHERE. But it gave the "OMG THE GOP IS AFTER MY VAGINA" fuel for the fire. No one actually cares about him and his ridiculousness. A matter of fact the RNC asked him to not run because he is that much of an idiot. No one wants to take away our rights as a woman. Once you move past voting with your vagina the whole world opens up to you in a new way.


Todd Akin is not a nobody he is a candidate to be one of the 100 most powerful people in the country.

There are currently 400 or so Republican sponsored bills aimed at restricting women's reproductive rights at the state level. The RNC's national platform specifically calls out restricting women's reproductive rights.

So since we've established that you're wrong all that remains is to determine is exactly why this is. My guess is having decided you're a Republican you would experience reevaluating that position as painful, OR you need to find some way to not have abortion mean reproductive rights because your pro-life.
2012-09-17 01:48:24 PM
3 votes:
Someone sounds like they are afraid the sweet Congressional perks are coming to an end very shortly...
2012-09-17 01:46:44 PM
3 votes:
I can translate that guys. "My weekly allowance has been cut in half, and I like to shop and stuff, so stop this and give my hubby more money."
2012-09-18 03:37:09 AM
2 votes:
I read the headline and think, "Awwww...it's just some super lefty liberal's idea of what they said" and then I open the article adn I'm like, "OMG! WTFDIDIJUSTREAD.JPG"

As a Christian I apologize for and denounce these people. The simply cannot worship the same God and Jesus that I do. If you people (the Akins) can't step down, at least shut up.
2012-09-17 10:42:20 PM
2 votes:

spidermilk: r1chard3: ...

Everyone should have to read that before they can speak their mind about whether abortion should be legal or not. I have to watch these 'I was aborted!' commercials and see all these stupid photos of a single cell and the caption 'Would you hurt me?' bah.

Seriously though I quit reading when I got to the part about how women in some states can't even abort a fetus that could not possibly survive outside of the womb and how a woman was forced to give birth to a 1 lb baby that died 15 minutes later.

I think that some people are just seriously uninformed about biology and ethics in general. I think other people truly have an agenda to hold women back.

I'm from Missouri and I'm glad that Claire McCaskill will have such an easy time winning, but Todd Akin is just an embarrassment.


Don't read about the lady who was carrying an anencephalic fetus and not only did she have to bring it to term, the courts acceded to an injunction that prevented her from donating its organs. You'll puke for the next year over that one.
2012-09-17 07:51:14 PM
2 votes:

AdolfOliverPanties: "God can increase," she said, citing the "Feeding of the 5,000" - a Gospel miracle in which Jesus uses five small barley loaves and two small fish to feed a multitude. The campaign will take small contributions, "respect them, and say 'God, multiply it. Make it pay,' " Lulli Akin said. "It brought us through the primary, same way. We're gonna see it again, because God wants to be honored."

Holy fark, some people are retarded. Religion just lets people be a stupid and unaccountable as they want.


Reading a book right now about silly beliefs and a quote comes to mind: "People don't just believe whatever they want, they believe whatever they can get away with believing."
2012-09-17 04:20:45 PM
2 votes:

Cup_O_Jo: This side is not even talking about it. NO SERIOUSLY. I am telling you. Your vagina and the control of it starts with you. If you think your side is protecting your vagina better than YOU can there are bigger issues.


That's the biggest and most obvious lie since you've claimed that Jeb Bush didn't interfere in the Terri Shivo case. You're a known troll, please uninstall your computer's OS.
2012-09-17 04:14:50 PM
2 votes:

Cup_O_Jo: Keizer_Ghidorah: Republicans/Conservatives/The GOP are incredibly obsessed with rape, gay sex, and women's uteruses. It's like they repress themselves so much their brains rebel and start fixating on them.

Actually I am a conservative woman (NOW-I used to be a raging democrat then I got past my vagina). No the GOP is not. However, the liberal minded woman is fixated on it. How else do you explain this thread? You realize that Todd Akin is a NOBODY from the middle of NOWHERE. But it gave the "OMG THE GOP IS AFTER MY VAGINA" fuel for the fire. No one actually cares about him and his ridiculousness. A matter of fact the RNC asked him to not run because he is that much of an idiot. No one wants to take away our rights as a woman. Once you move past voting with your vagina the whole world opens up to you in a new way.


Uncle Tom-gina?
2012-09-17 04:10:16 PM
2 votes:
You need a citation that Todd Akin is running for Senate?

You need me to google the RNC platform for you because you don't believe it specificallly calls out banning abortion?

You think I'm going to cite 400 pieces of legislation?

You think I'm so stupid as to think linking to an article summarising those pieces of legislation won't result in a giant goalpost move?

This is why we moved on from the rather dull discussion of whether you are wrong into the more interesting discussion of why it is important to you to think that the RNC doesn't want to take away reproductive rights.

But now everyone is just going to laugh at you a lot.
2012-09-17 03:58:45 PM
2 votes:

Cup_O_Jo: Keizer_Ghidorah: Republicans/Conservatives/The GOP are incredibly obsessed with rape, gay sex, and women's uteruses. It's like they repress themselves so much their brains rebel and start fixating on them.

Actually I am a conservative woman (NOW-I used to be a raging democrat then I got past my vagina). No the GOP is not. However, the liberal minded woman is fixated on it. How else do you explain this thread? You realize that Todd Akin is a NOBODY from the middle of NOWHERE. But it gave the "OMG THE GOP IS AFTER MY VAGINA" fuel for the fire. No one actually cares about him and his ridiculousness. A matter of fact the RNC asked him to not run because he is that much of an idiot. No one wants to take away our rights as a woman. Once you move past voting with your vagina the whole world opens up to you in a new way.


I would like to agree with you but I can't get past voting with my vagina. If your side stops trying to put needless wands up my cooch to satisfy your curiosity, then I will gladly consider voting for the GOP.
2012-09-17 03:50:07 PM
2 votes:

AgentKGB: Well maybe she's at least attra-

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GAH!

 

i872.photobucket.com
2012-09-17 03:30:01 PM
2 votes:
Lulli Akin said that efforts to push her husband out of the race threaten to replace elections "by the people and for the people" with "tyranny, a top-down approach." She added, "Party bosses dictating who is allowed to advance through the party and make all the decisions-it's just like 1776 in that way."

Kinda like the way your husband wants to decide, from the top down, what a woman does with her body? Fark you coont.
2012-09-17 02:59:05 PM
2 votes:
"God can increase," she said, citing the "Feeding of the 5,000" - a Gospel miracle in which Jesus uses five small barley loaves and two small fish to feed a multitude. The campaign will take small contributions, "respect them, and say 'God, multiply it. Make it pay,' " Lulli Akin said. "It brought us through the primary, same way. We're gonna see it again, because God wants to be honored."

Jesus Christ, God is really insecure.
2012-09-17 02:26:53 PM
2 votes:

Magorn: Enclosed is my contribution:


Don't waste good tuna on him. A jar of surströmming (rancid Swedish pickled herring) would be better. Or maybe some lox and matzoh crackers for some extra lulz; rabid Christards like him almost always hate teh jooz, even if they're smart enough not to admit it publicly.
2012-09-17 02:07:45 PM
2 votes:
New Rule:

If you're a Republican, you don't compare anything to rape. Directly or indirectly. In fact, you don't even refer to rape. The "no abortions for rape victims" plank is a nonstarter for the general electorate, and if you have to appeal to the neanderthals in your religious base on the abortion issue, just mention that you know that "God's will will be done." So, you don't ever use the word "rape" again unless you're reporting one.

In exchange, no Democrat will ever compare him- or herself to Rosa Parks on any issue, nor otherwise use the phrase "back of the bus."

Fair enough? Let's shake on it.
2012-09-17 02:02:34 PM
2 votes:

snocone: Why would anyone in their right mind believe in the "god" these GOP Fundies have invoked?

I have a much nicer one.


Your invisible friend is nicer than theirs? Good to know.

Mentally stable people don't need invisible friends.
2012-09-17 01:48:41 PM
2 votes:

AdolfOliverPanties: "God can increase," she said, citing the "Feeding of the 5,000" - a Gospel miracle in which Jesus uses five small barley loaves and two small fish to feed a multitude. The campaign will take small contributions, "respect them, and say 'God, multiply it. Make it pay,' " Lulli Akin said. "It brought us through the primary, same way. We're gonna see it again, because God wants to be honored."

Holy fark, some people are retarded. Religion just lets people be a stupid and unaccountable as they want.


God can't make campaign contributions because he's not a person (or even a corporation). This is why he became flesh in the person of Jesus Christ... so that he may comply with our campaign finance laws.
2012-09-17 01:47:51 PM
2 votes:
"No, surely she could not have compared this to being raped. This is surely a hyperbol---Holy Fark, are you kidding me? God damn it."
2012-09-17 01:47:29 PM
2 votes:
Yngwie F. Malmsteen wins the comments on the article:

"I had pancakes this morning. I felt raped, because pancakes are like rape. It was a small rape, however Jesus multiplied the rape in much the same way he multiples fish and loaves. I was raped multiple times.....or at least it felt like it. It was the rapiest rape of all time. My personal relationship with Jesus is one of rape....super rapey rape. I know the pain of Lucretia....for I am a victim of rape. Rape I say.....did I mention the rape?"
2012-09-17 01:45:29 PM
2 votes:
I'm no theologian, but isn't there something a bit blasphemous about saying God will treat your political contributions the way He treated Jesus with the loaves and fishes?

Also, I'm no Theologian, but will Malcolm Jamal Warner be back this fall on "Community?"
2012-09-17 01:43:42 PM
2 votes:
so instead of letting his comments die or fade away and try to regain lost ground, they keeping bringing up "rape" to keep it fresh in everyone's mind.
2012-09-17 01:42:39 PM
2 votes:
Lulli Akin said that efforts to push her husband out of the race threaten to replace elections "by the people and for the people" with "tyranny, a top-down approach." She added, "Party bosses dictating who is allowed to advance through the party and make all the decisions-it's just like 1776 in that way."

You know, I don't completely disagree with her. I spent some time a few weeks ago trying to explain to an old Democrat why so many people my age are independents. Not because there's a chance in hell that we might ever vote for Republicans, but because we feel the two party system is broken.

The closest I will *EVER* get to choosing who is President of the United States is by hectoring my family in New Hampshire to vote the way I want them to.
2012-09-17 01:42:16 PM
2 votes:
Crazy man married a crazy woman?
2012-09-17 01:39:57 PM
2 votes:
"God can increase," she said, citing the "Feeding of the 5,000" - a Gospel miracle in which Jesus uses five small barley loaves and two small fish to feed a multitude. The campaign will take small contributions, "respect them, and say 'God, multiply it. Make it pay,' " Lulli Akin said. "It brought us through the primary, same way. We're gonna see it again, because God wants to be honored."


I think Democrats should send a slice of bread and a fish to the Akin campaign.
2012-09-19 10:50:06 PM
1 votes:
img709.imageshack.us 

Lucky that's merely a diagram.

Do NOT GIS anencephalic baby if you value your sanity or a good night's sleep. It's high octane nightmare fuel with nitrous added.
2012-09-18 10:23:59 PM
1 votes:
Gyrfalcon


Don't read about the lady who was carrying an anencephalic fetus and not only did she have to bring it to term, the courts acceded to an injunction that prevented her from donating its organs. You'll puke for the next year over that one.

(reads articles)

AGH!

ITS farkING DEAD OKAY?!

IT DOESN'T HAVE A BRAIN OR EVEN A COMPLETE SKULL!

ITS JUST A PIECE OF TWITCHING MEAT!

DONATE THE ORGANS AND LET SOME GOOD COME FROM THE HORROR! MAKE THE PARENTS FEEL SLIGHTLY BETTER!
2012-09-18 06:52:38 AM
1 votes:

THX 1138: I didn't make that assumption, MeanJean did. I was just making a guess as to why.


Eh. All you people look the same to me.

:0
2012-09-18 02:49:35 AM
1 votes:

Bucky Katt: LockeOak: AdolfOliverPanties: "God can increase," she said, citing the "Feeding of the 5,000" - a Gospel miracle in which Jesus uses five small barley loaves and two small fish to feed a multitude. The campaign will take small contributions, "respect them, and say 'God, multiply it. Make it pay,' " Lulli Akin said. "It brought us through the primary, same way. We're gonna see it again, because God wants to be honored."


I think Democrats should send a slice of bread and a fish to the Akin campaign.

Flounder.

scrod


Gorton's Breaded Fish Filets.
2012-09-18 01:15:44 AM
1 votes:

LockeOak: AdolfOliverPanties: "God can increase," she said, citing the "Feeding of the 5,000" - a Gospel miracle in which Jesus uses five small barley loaves and two small fish to feed a multitude. The campaign will take small contributions, "respect them, and say 'God, multiply it. Make it pay,' " Lulli Akin said. "It brought us through the primary, same way. We're gonna see it again, because God wants to be honored."


I think Democrats should send a slice of bread and a fish to the Akin campaign.

Flounder.


scrod
2012-09-18 01:13:05 AM
1 votes:

AdolfOliverPanties: "God can increase," she said, citing the "Feeding of the 5,000" - a Gospel miracle in which Jesus uses five small barley loaves and two small fish to feed a multitude. The campaign will take small contributions, "respect them, and say 'God, multiply it. Make it pay,' " Lulli Akin said. "It brought us through the primary, same way. We're gonna see it again, because God wants to be honored."

Holy fark, some people are retarded. Religion just lets people be a stupid and unaccountable as they want.


"Religion is an insult to human dignity. Without it you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion."
- Steven Weinberg
2012-09-18 01:11:17 AM
1 votes:
Mrs. Akin seems to be just as nasty as Mr. Akin.
2012-09-17 11:20:01 PM
1 votes:

MeanJean: Gyrfalcon
Don't read about the lady who was carrying an anencephalic fetus and not only did she have to bring it to term, the courts acceded to an injunction that prevented her from donating its organs. You'll puke for the next year over that one.

Give me a link, I want to horrify my hardline pro-life friends.


Link Here's a link. Here's another: Link

Although it's more of an ethical issue, given the low number of anencephalic live births, it's troubling to think that even where a parent knows the baby MUST DIE, the courts can step in and say, "Sorry, you're just going to have to accept nothing good can come of carrying your baby to term."
2012-09-17 11:11:58 PM
1 votes:

MeanJean: Give me a link, I want to horrify my hardline pro-life friends.


You really think they'll care? Their response will be either "She was clearly a slut who deserved it" or "It's all part of God's plan."
2012-09-17 11:10:07 PM
1 votes:
Gyrfalcon
Don't read about the lady who was carrying an anencephalic fetus and not only did she have to bring it to term, the courts acceded to an injunction that prevented her from donating its organs. You'll puke for the next year over that one.

Give me a link, I want to horrify my hardline pro-life friends.
2012-09-17 08:03:27 PM
1 votes:

MeanJean: I'm presuming that you're trolling, but since you're from Texas its hard to be sure.


What makes you think I'm from Texas?
2012-09-17 06:44:34 PM
1 votes:

xria: One interesting thing I did notice while searching briefly is that one of the Romney family (his sister) apparently talked about a family member dying due to having an illegal abortion back in the 60s.


He used to be pro-choice and specifically referenced that personal family history to help explain why. When he flip-flopped to the other side, that personal family history was apparently swept into the rabbit hole.
2012-09-17 05:03:49 PM
1 votes:

Smackledorfer: Cup_O_Jo: Keizer_Ghidorah: Republicans/Conservatives/The GOP are incredibly obsessed with rape, gay sex, and women's uteruses. It's like they repress themselves so much their brains rebel and start fixating on them.

Actually I am a conservative woman (NOW-I used to be a raging democrat then I got past my vagina). No the GOP is not. However, the liberal minded woman is fixated on it. How else do you explain this thread? You realize that Todd Akin is a NOBODY from the middle of NOWHERE. But it gave the "OMG THE GOP IS AFTER MY VAGINA" fuel for the fire. No one actually cares about him and his ridiculousness. A matter of fact the RNC asked him to not run because he is that much of an idiot. No one wants to take away our rights as a woman. Once you move past voting with your vagina the whole world opens up to you in a new way.

This is even more delusional tgan your usual schtick.

Just be glad folks like me want you to have more healthcare than you can afford.


Cup_o_Jo overlooks the fact that the running mate for Mr. Romney has espoused the exact same sentiments as "Legitimate Rape" Akins on a number of (pre-selection) occasions, and that Mr. Romney himself has fervently attempted to rationalize his wife's own abortion as something other than an abortion, so that he can maintain a stance that abortions are universally wrong.

The RNC did not distance themselves from Akins because they disagreed with his sentiment, but because he incautiously openly voiced the party's overall opinion during a major election year.
2012-09-17 05:01:36 PM
1 votes:

Cup_O_Jo: abb3w: Cup_O_Jo: No one wants to take away our rights as a woman.

On May 1, 2012, Governor Nathan Deal signed into law House Bill 954, which would prohibit the elective termination of all pregnancies at or beyond 20 weeks after fertilization or 22 weeks gestation.

Thats it.. You don't want me to have an abortion at 5 months into pregnancy. FIVE MONTHS.. I actually am pro-choice yet I agree with this. 5 months is long enough to make a decision. SORRY.

So far- Not the 400.. Actually for those liberals trying to actually argue. I want to fill you in-it was 40 bills and 600 votes. And the page linked didn't explain jack but rhetoric. There is no war on women. By playing into the fear you are being oppressed. You can't make decisions for yourself and your body. You want the government to do it for you. *shakes head.



wow, I am kind of ashamed of myself that I am biting on this... WE ACTUALLY WANT TO BE ABLE TO MAKE DECISIONS ABOUT OUR OWN BODIES AND REPUBLICANS ARE TRYING TO STOP US FROM BEING ABLE TO DO THAT.

Did you hear that?
2012-09-17 04:59:05 PM
1 votes:
They all need to watch Irreversible, A Clockwork Orange style.
2012-09-17 04:36:41 PM
1 votes:

Cup_O_Jo: No one wants to take away our rights as a woman.


On May 1, 2012, Governor Nathan Deal signed into law House Bill 954, which would prohibit the elective termination of all pregnancies at or beyond 20 weeks after fertilization or 22 weeks gestation.
2012-09-17 04:32:32 PM
1 votes:

Cup_O_Jo: Keizer_Ghidorah: Republicans/Conservatives/The GOP are incredibly obsessed with rape, gay sex, and women's uteruses. It's like they repress themselves so much their brains rebel and start fixating on them.

Actually I am a conservative woman (NOW-I used to be a raging democrat then I got past my vagina). No the GOP is not. However, the liberal minded woman is fixated on it. How else do you explain this thread? You realize that Todd Akin is a NOBODY from the middle of NOWHERE. But it gave the "OMG THE GOP IS AFTER MY VAGINA" fuel for the fire. No one actually cares about him and his ridiculousness. A matter of fact the RNC asked him to not run because he is that much of an idiot. No one wants to take away our rights as a woman. Once you move past voting with your vagina the whole world opens up to you in a new way.


This is even more delusional tgan your usual schtick.

Just be glad folks like me want you to have more healthcare than you can afford.
2012-09-17 04:18:37 PM
1 votes:
Dear Romney, Akin, and other Conservatives: If you are going to use your wife to use your wife to give a public statement in an attempt to make you appear human, make sure they don't come across as submissive domestic abuse victims or harpies that demean their full time nannies.
2012-09-17 04:00:39 PM
1 votes:

Cup_O_Jo: Keizer_Ghidorah: Republicans/Conservatives/The GOP are incredibly obsessed with rape, gay sex, and women's uteruses. It's like they repress themselves so much their brains rebel and start fixating on them.

Actually I am a conservative woman (NOW-I used to be a raging democrat then I got past my vagina). No the GOP is not. However, the liberal minded woman is fixated on it. How else do you explain this thread? You realize that Todd Akin is a NOBODY from the middle of NOWHERE. But it gave the "OMG THE GOP IS AFTER MY VAGINA" fuel for the fire. No one actually cares about him and his ridiculousness. A matter of fact the RNC asked him to not run because he is that much of an idiot. No one wants to take away our rights as a woman. Once you move past voting with your vagina the whole world opens up to you in a new way.


Is your husband going to be mad that you moved the computer into the kitchen?
2012-09-17 03:35:37 PM
1 votes:
The worst thing for Obama would be if all the republicans just shut up for 2 months.
2012-09-17 03:34:34 PM
1 votes:

thenewmissus: Ctrl-Alt-Del: Renart: The Akins really like rape.

Maybe they should move to Finland
[www.baksiden.net image 770x578]

What's that about? I have a backstory in mind, but I am curious.


I honestly have no idea. I suspect that it was some kind of 4chan or Something Awful photoshop that was included in some African country's "rape awareness" campaign by a moran, or a troll, or a moran being trolled.

Stranger things have happened

images.flatworldknowledge.com
2012-09-17 03:34:00 PM
1 votes:
The hubris of these clowns is hilarious...
2012-09-17 03:28:26 PM
1 votes:
2012-09-17 03:11:21 PM
1 votes:
i1139.photobucket.com
2012-09-17 02:58:29 PM
1 votes:

Ctrl-Alt-Del: Renart: The Akins really like rape.

Maybe they should move to Finland

[www.baksiden.net image 770x578]


What.
2012-09-17 02:47:56 PM
1 votes:

Dr Dreidel: Why is rape the go-to analogy for the right? Well, one of two - rape and the Revolution. Oh, and the Holocaust, but I think even they realize how stupid it is to use that as a comparison.

This Congressional Wife hit the twofer of tin-eared comparisons, and one is left to wonder whether the self-aggrandizing is worse than the callous dismissal of one of the worst crimes humanity has thought up.

But why are those two analogies the first (only?) two signposts on the "GOP Comparison Scale"? Do they fantasize about raping a British noblewoman in front of George III while Paul Revere gets his "two if by sea" freak on in the corner?


Nothing so specific - they just long for the days when a man of the proper social status could get away with doing pretty much anything he wanted, as long as the victim wasn't also white
2012-09-17 02:42:45 PM
1 votes:

AdolfOliverPanties: "God can increase," she said, citing the "Feeding of the 5,000" - a Gospel miracle in which Jesus uses five small barley loaves and two small fish to feed a multitude. The campaign will take small contributions, "respect them, and say 'God, multiply it. Make it pay,' " Lulli Akin said. "It brought us through the primary, same way. We're gonna see it again, because God wants to be honored."

Holy fark, some people are retarded. Religion just lets people be a stupid and unaccountable as they want.


Yeah, and she completely misses the symbolic meaning of that story. Not only does she think magic will work, she thinks casting Lightning Bolt at a Storm Giant is effective.
2012-09-17 02:38:54 PM
1 votes:

clyph: Magorn: Enclosed is my contribution:

Don't waste good tuna on him. A jar of surströmming (rancid Swedish pickled herring) would be better. Or maybe some lox and matzoh crackers for some extra lulz; rabid Christards like him almost always hate teh jooz, even if they're smart enough not to admit it publicly.


Don't waste the lox (send it to me, not to this ass-spelunker). Send him some of that gefilte fish with the vaseline in the jar - it's nasty as fark anyway (for personal use, get homemade or made-in-a-butchershop; ignore anything mass-produced) - and kosher-for-Passover "breakfast cereal".

// I have no idea WTF that stuff is, but it ain't cereal, and starting your day with it is like starting with a punch to the gonads
// a punch that lasts 3 hours
2012-09-17 02:38:39 PM
1 votes:
FTA: "this tremendous sense of uprising I feel among the people I talk to."

Yeah, it's them trying to get away from you.
2012-09-17 02:38:36 PM
1 votes:

Duke Phillips' Singing Bears: DoBeDoBeDo: Democratic republics existed ~600 years before Jesus arrived on the scene. At the time he was living Rome was an Empire, the fall of the First Republic happening ~50 years before his birth. And in Rome, at that time at least, the power was derived from who defeated who in battle, not so much from bloodlines.

Let me rephrase that. Jesus would have had no concept of a modern Democratic Republic, nor would he have understood what we refer to as "campaigning."


If what is believed about Jesus is true - that he was god incarnate - and if god is really omniscient, not only would he have known about a modern democratic republic, he could have told us exactly when and where one would arise, so certainly the concept of a political campaign wouldn't be head-scratcher.
2012-09-17 02:25:32 PM
1 votes:
I liken the loaves and fishes thing to the story of stone soup. Jesus persuades people to come forward with their food, a bit at a time, and it turns out there is enough for everyone. No magic required.
2012-09-17 02:13:58 PM
1 votes:
FTA: he did say that there is a "this tremendous sense of uprising I feel among the people I talk to."

The rest of us feel a sense of our gorge rising.
2012-09-17 02:11:29 PM
1 votes:
Man, I am glad I get to vote against him.
2012-09-17 02:11:25 PM
1 votes:
The quote in question, from the cited National Journal article:

She cited colonists who "rose up and said, 'Not in my home, you don't come and rape my daughters and my ... wife. But that is where we are again. There has been a freedom of elections, not tyranny of selections since way back. Why are we going to roll over and let them steamroll us, be it Democrats or Republicans or whomever?"

The article also says that the GOP can't even get a hold of his phone number anymore; he changed it after someone tweeted it and they've been unable to reach him since. The people still in Akin's campaign have utterly circled the wagons and aren't taking any orders from anyone.
2012-09-17 02:09:36 PM
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AdolfOliverPanties: "God can increase," she said, citing the "Feeding of the 5,000" - a Gospel miracle in which Jesus uses five small barley loaves and two small fish to feed a multitude. The campaign will take small contributions, "respect them, and say 'God, multiply it. Make it pay,' " Lulli Akin said. "It brought us through the primary, same way. We're gonna see it again, because God wants to be honored."


I think Democrats should send a slice of bread and a fish to the Akin campaign.


Dear Candidate Akin,

In response to your latest appear for fundraising I have been moved in my heart to give what I could to help the miracle you described happen. Enclosed is my contribution:
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2012-09-17 02:09:32 PM
1 votes:
on a related derp note... I clicked through some cspan programming this weekend... one was some sort of Republican Women conference... there was some author speaking and taking questions... some old lady stands up and asks about our government being infiltrated at the highest levels by the Muslim Brotherhood and could they enact Shiria law in this country... they speaker.. said yes it's troubling but it isn't just Obama it started with Bush trying to be 'politically correct' and bringing these muslims into positions in our military, cia, fbi, etc, etc...

then I clicked over later and there was some sort of 'values voter summit' and Kirk Cameron was speaking about how one party doesn't want god in their platform and the other party realizes that god is the platform...(wild cheers)... where have these nutbags come from? do they not ever get out of their little echo chambers?

then later there was some 'author' speaking about his book '50 things that liberals love to hate' speaking at what appeared to be a gathering of military personnel... looked like some kind of glenn beck guy... why is cspan giving these lunatic fringe any air time at all... are they just trying to frighten us non insane people?
2012-09-17 02:03:05 PM
1 votes:
And lo, I went in to the voting booth with but one ballot and Jesus was there and he sayeth "give unto me, that one ballot" and I did give un to him my one ballot because because his dad's a smiter. And Jesus did create a miracle and there were 5000 ballots for Todd Akin found in that ballot box that day even though it was a small voting precinct and was largely Democratic.

That will be my official story.
2012-09-17 02:02:34 PM
1 votes:
"Lulli Akin said that efforts to push her husband out of the race threaten to replace elections "by the people and for the people" with "tyranny, a top-down approach." She added, "Party bosses dictating who is allowed to advance through the party and make all the decisions-it's just like 1776 in that way."

Well, he might be right about THAT. Also:
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/oblig for rape threads.
2012-09-17 01:59:51 PM
1 votes:
"God can increase," she said, citing the "Feeding of the 5,000" - a Gospel miracle in which Jesus uses five small barley loaves and two small fish to feed a multitude. The campaign will take small contributions, "respect them, and say 'God, multiply it. Make it pay,' " Lulli Akin said. "It brought us through the primary, same way. We're gonna see it again, because God wants to be honored."

I know these were the words of his wife, but I'm sure that his Jesus derp is on par.

Religious folks should not be allowed to hold public office. Seriously.
2012-09-17 01:59:43 PM
1 votes:

what_now: hector (third-person singular simple present hectors, present participle hectoring, simple past and past participle hectored)

(transitive) To intimidate or dominate in a blustering way.
(intransitive) To behave like a bully; swagger.


I still like the idea of dragging people behind a chariot in order to get them to comply with your wish.

Still looks like it all came from the same place. But who was the bigger asshole, Hector or Achilles?

http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=hector
2012-09-17 01:58:27 PM
1 votes:

Citrate1007: Conservative women don't understand rape either.


How do you think their first date with that GOP fratboy went? They think that rape is a normal part of courtship.
2012-09-17 01:57:30 PM
1 votes:

Mr. Coffee Nerves


I'm no theologian, but isn't there something a bit blasphemous about saying God will treat your political contributions the way He treated Jesus with the loaves and fishes?

Also, I'm no Theologian, but will Malcolm Jamal Warner be back this fall on "Community?"


I like your Hutxaposition of those two issues.
2012-09-17 01:55:49 PM
1 votes:
To me, it's sad that this woman didn't go to her husband and tell him that rape is rape. I guess she loves the perks of political spouse too much.

I guess she just points her heels towards Jesus and thinks about handbags.
2012-09-17 01:55:43 PM
1 votes:
I've read that she's the really crazy, ambitious, hard-core religious one in the relationship, and I can believe it..
2012-09-17 01:55:25 PM
1 votes:
What is it with these idiots and rape?
2012-09-17 01:54:31 PM
1 votes:

Renart: ManateeGag: so instead of letting his comments die or fade away and try to regain lost ground, they keeping bringing up "rape" to keep it fresh in everyone's mind.

The Akins really like rape.


Well then I know just the place for them.
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2012-09-17 01:53:30 PM
1 votes:
How many levels of meta are we going to go on this rape thing? Please please please Mr. Stewart, go third level meta tonight with mentioning that this woman has raped your delicate ears with her retarded analogies.
2012-09-17 01:52:51 PM
1 votes:

xaratherus: Yngwie F. Malmsteen wins the comments on the article:

"I had pancakes this morning. I felt raped, because pancakes are like rape. It was a small rape, however Jesus multiplied the rape in much the same way he multiples fish and loaves. I was raped multiple times.....or at least it felt like it. It was the rapiest rape of all time. My personal relationship with Jesus is one of rape....super rapey rape. I know the pain of Lucretia....for I am a victim of rape. Rape I say.....did I mention the rape?"


He said "pancakes" twice.

/damn, now I want pancakes
2012-09-17 01:52:18 PM
1 votes:
Obviously, they should blame their diet
2012-09-17 01:51:14 PM
1 votes:

Nurglitch: Who's her god now?

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Crom
2012-09-17 01:49:21 PM
1 votes:
No, I would refer to the GOP's actions as emergency contraception. At the worst a partial birth abortion.
2012-09-17 01:49:14 PM
1 votes:

Killer Cars: what_now: You know, I don't completely disagree with her.

Neither do I on that particular point, but isn't it quite convenient this revelation on her part is made once her husband's own political career became in jeopardy.


Yeah, she's an idiot with an asshole for a husband for sure, but the guy won a primary and now the party wants to dump him for someone else.

Either admit that the primary elections are nonsense, or stick with the person who got the most votes. No fng mulligans.
2012-09-17 01:49:07 PM
1 votes:

what_now:

The closest I will *EVER* get to choosing who is President of the United States is by hectoring my family in New Hampshire to vote the way I want them to.



Is that what the Greeks called it? Seems a pretty mean thing to do to family.

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2012-09-17 01:47:38 PM
1 votes:

ManateeGag: so instead of letting his comments die or fade away and try to regain lost ground, they keeping bringing up "rape" to keep it fresh in everyone's mind.


The Akins really like rape.
2012-09-17 01:47:24 PM
1 votes:
He was asking for it. He should try good-feelings-ing it away, since it's legitimate and all that.
2012-09-17 01:46:16 PM
1 votes:
I refuse to accept these people exist.
I refuse to accept these people exist.
I refuse to accept these people exist.

/damit didn't work
2012-09-17 01:45:20 PM
1 votes:

ManateeGag: so instead of letting his comments die or fade away and try to regain lost ground, they keeping bringing up "rape" to keep it fresh in everyone's mind.


orangecow.org 

Rape, rape, rape, rape, rape, rape, rape, rape, rape, rape, rape, rape...
2012-09-17 01:44:25 PM
1 votes:
Done in one

/and voting fraud has been a given since electronic voting machines installed
2012-09-17 01:44:24 PM
1 votes:
The comments are classic.
2012-09-17 01:44:20 PM
1 votes:
In 2012, time travel was invented. From that day forward, whenever anyone made an asinine comment about tyranny, they were sent back in time so that me and my trusty axe could show them what tyranny really was. I am George Washington, and I am a looper.

//Jackson would do it.
2012-09-17 01:44:18 PM
1 votes:
The colonialists didn't get pregnant, so it wasn't really a rape rape
2012-09-17 01:42:34 PM
1 votes:

AdolfOliverPanties: "God can increase," she said, citing the "Feeding of the 5,000" - a Gospel miracle in which Jesus uses five small barley loaves and two small fish to feed a multitude. The campaign will take small contributions, "respect them, and say 'God, multiply it. Make it pay,' " Lulli Akin said. "It brought us through the primary, same way. We're gonna see it again, because God wants to be honored."


I think Democrats should send a slice of bread and a fish to the Akin campaign.


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