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(Washington Post)   Todd Akin sees the error of his ways, admits that women's bodies only shut down during legitimate cases of rape, but are still fully functional during regular old legitimate rape   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 150
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2014-07-17 01:05:16 PM  
"Legitimate rape is a law enforcement term."

LOLWUT?
 
2014-07-17 01:13:31 PM  
"Legitimate rape is a law enforcement term. And it's abbreviation for legitimate case of rape," said Akin. The former congressman added, "If I had been choosing my words better, I should have said legitimate case of rape. And I have acknowledged that it is a poor choice of words."

....well, that clarifies everything
 
2014-07-17 01:16:47 PM  
Keep talking, Todd

/you're a frikkin genius
/and don't let anyone tell you different
 
2014-07-17 01:41:23 PM  
You should have said rape. It wouldn't make you any less wrong, but would have removed the implication that women lie about rape all the time. Which totally wasn't what you intended to imply from the very start, was it?

/Keep digging
 
2014-07-17 01:45:06 PM  
I apologize subby. I thought you mangled the headline, but it was completely accurate.

Does Akin think it makes any sense to say that a difference between "legitimate rape" and "legitimate cases of rape" somehow makes his earlier statement true? He's not only a misogynist, but he's just plain freaking stupid, too.
 
2014-07-17 01:46:45 PM  
Like clockwork.
americablog.com
 
2014-07-17 01:56:55 PM  
"This is something that was intentionally misunderstood and twisted for political purposes"

... he says, after confirming (and reiterating) that everyone's understanding of his prior, unambiguous statement was accurate.
 
2014-07-17 02:19:52 PM  

Will-Mun: You should have said rape. It wouldn't make you any less wrong, but would have removed the implication that women lie about rape all the time. Which totally wasn't what you intended to imply from the very start, was it?

/Keep digging


It totally was. The implication totally was "All these sluts getting abortions are sluts. Sure, some of them may cry rape, but they're lying because if they were really raped, they wouldn't be pregnant. CHECKMATE, ATHEISTS!"
 
2014-07-17 02:30:21 PM  

MrBallou: I apologize subby. I thought you mangled the headline, but it was completely accurate.

Does Akin think it makes any sense to say that a difference between "legitimate rape" and "legitimate cases of rape" somehow makes his earlier statement true? He's not only a misogynist, but he's just plain freaking stupid, too.


well if you get pregnant than there's no case

qed
 
2014-07-17 02:30:24 PM  
why the fark is this man still talking, and why the fark are people listening to him
 
2014-07-17 02:30:56 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Keep talking, Todd

/you're a frikkin genius
/and don't let anyone tell you different


This.

/surprised he isn't in China at this point
 
2014-07-17 02:32:04 PM  
I love this guy! And he's a Republican!
 
2014-07-17 02:33:28 PM  
Days since a Repub candidate mentioned rape: 0
 
2014-07-17 02:33:29 PM  
"I'm sorry, I actually meant the same stupid thing that I said."
 
2014-07-17 02:34:18 PM  

Rwa2play: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Keep talking, Todd

/you're a frikkin genius
/and don't let anyone tell you different

This.

/surprised he isn't in China at this point


He's like the terraforming machine in Man Of Steel.  He dug all the way through, turned around, and is digging back towards Metropolis.
 
2014-07-17 02:35:20 PM  
I like that what he regrets the most surrounding the issue is apologizing in a commercial. He needs to run again.
 
2014-07-17 02:35:45 PM  

yakmans_dad: Days since a Repub candidate Akin mentioned rape: 0


FTFY. Both work but he's mentioning it daily at this point.
 
2014-07-17 02:36:30 PM  
Transcript of GOP Leadership Committee:

"Can't use the n word anymore."

"Can't make fun of gays anymore."

"Okay. Let's talk about raping women."

"They deserve it! Useless shiftless lazy good for nothing shuffling..."

"Women. We're talking about raping women now."

"They deserve it! Mincing, limp-wristed, child molesters..."

"Women. We're hating on women now."

"They deserve it! Whoring, devil-spawn sent from God to corrupt men..."

"Don't stop now!"
 
2014-07-17 02:36:57 PM  

sendtodave: "I'm sorry, I actually meant the same stupid thing that I said."


It's same "act of terror" versus "terrorist act" argument they use with Benghazi. Like if they change the order of the words around, people will finally get it.
 
2014-07-17 02:37:36 PM  
GOP performance art.
 
2014-07-17 02:39:02 PM  
So now that we are "clear" on what he meant. Can anyone find statistics how often "legitimate 'cases' of rape" cause pregnancies.  I'd be willing to bet its fairly in line with percent of sexual encounters that cause pregnancies which is about 2.5%
http://www.sexinfo101.com/sh_pregnancyodds.shtml
 
2014-07-17 02:39:29 PM  
Why would anyone buy this loser's book?

Sorry, why would anyone buy this CASE of a loser's book?
 
2014-07-17 02:41:47 PM  

MindStalker: So now that we are "clear" on what he meant. Can anyone find statistics how often "legitimate 'cases' of rape" cause pregnancies.  I'd be willing to bet its fairly in line with percent of sexual encounters that cause pregnancies which is about 2.5%
http://www.sexinfo101.com/sh_pregnancyodds.shtml


.. Meant to say, unprotected sexual encounters.
 
2014-07-17 02:42:00 PM  

qorkfiend: why the fark is this man still talking, and why the fark are people listening to him


He's the best gift that keeps on giving since Herman Cain. Maybe even the best since Sarah Palin. Endless schadenfun.
 
2014-07-17 02:43:21 PM  

ginandbacon: "Legitimate rape is a law enforcement term."
LOLWUT?


The content seems likely phatic, not semantic; that is, he's trying to signal in-group affiliation with law enforcement to gain the associated cachet with reflexively disposed law-and-order conservatives.
 
2014-07-17 02:45:07 PM  
Why the fark does the media give so much airtime to a  former congressman?

He's not an important person anymore.  He's a regular joe-nobody citizen. Treat him as such.
 
2014-07-17 02:46:00 PM  

Peki: Like if they change the order of the words around, people will finally get it.


Some conservatives seem to have almost mystical attitudes towards language.
 
2014-07-17 02:47:12 PM  

qorkfiend: why the fark is this man still talking, and why the fark are people listening to him


He's really stupid, looking for payback, paid by the Dems, or maybe all 3?
 
2014-07-17 02:47:46 PM  
Top Secret GOP Ladyvoter Outreach Agenda

1.  Don't Say Rape.

2.  Talk Down to Their Tiny Ladybrain Level

     a. It's science!
     b. Compare economic problems to grocery/clothes shopping.

3.  RAPE.

4.  Oops.
 
2014-07-17 02:47:59 PM  
I can't wait until November 9th, 2016 when the experts explain the reason the Santorum/Akin ticket didn't get a single Electoral Vote was because they weren't conservative enough
 
2014-07-17 02:49:43 PM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: I can't wait until November 9th, 2016 when the experts explain the reason the Santorum/Akin ticket didn't get a single Electoral Vote was because they weren't conservative enough


don't forget about the widespread democratic voter fraud and busing illegals to vote in 27 separate districts plus if only men were allowed to vote the GOP would have totally won
 
2014-07-17 02:50:32 PM  

China White Tea: Why the fark does the media give so much airtime to a  former congressman?

He's not an important person anymore.  He's a regular joe-nobody citizen. Treat him as such.


He's a symbol of the Republican War on Women, embodying the reasoning and attitudes of the pro-life movement.

And he won't shut up.
 
2014-07-17 02:50:58 PM  

MindStalker: So now that we are "clear" on what he meant. Can anyone find statistics how often "legitimate 'cases' of rape" cause pregnancies.  I'd be willing to bet its fairly in line with percent of sexual encounters that cause pregnancies which is about 2.5%
http://www.sexinfo101.com/sh_pregnancyodds.shtml


Several studies suggest that pregnancy resulting from rape occurs much more frequently than pregnancy resulting from consenting sexual intercourse.

Gottschall, J. A., & Gottschall, T. A. (2003). Are per-incident rape-pregnancy rates higher than per-incident consensual pregnancy rates?. Human Nature, 14(1), 1-20.

Holmes, M. M., Resnick, H. S., Kilpatrick, D. G., & Best, C. L. (1996). Rape-related pregnancy: estimates and descriptive characteristics from a national sample of women. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 175(2), 320-325.

This may be due to the relationship between episodes of acute stress (such as produce during, oh, let's say a sexual assault) and ovulation, such that acute stress is a factor that can induce ovulation at any point in the menstrual cycle... contra to Akin's claim recently that what he meant to say was that stress reduces the risk of pregnancy.
 
2014-07-17 02:52:08 PM  

SisterMaryElephant: qorkfiend: why the fark is this man still talking, and why the fark are people listening to him

He's really stupid, looking for payback, paid by the Dems, or maybe all 3?


Really?  With the track record of idiots on the right spouting off about rape and/or consistently staying in the media a la Palin/Joe the Plumber/Romney/etc. you think the Democrats would need to pay for it?
 
2014-07-17 02:53:23 PM  
Illegitimate, legitimate farktard talks about legitimate rape ...

// WTF is this guy still doing on the airwaves?
 
2014-07-17 02:55:26 PM  
The nuances of rape are worse than D&D character rolling.

"Quasi-legitimate, dressed like a whore and drunk guy had a previous violent crime conviction and it was dark but you stay to safe areas and had a gun in your purse... 1d12 chance of pregnancy"
 
2014-07-17 02:56:26 PM  
" I should have said legitimate case of rape. "

How much rape is in a case?
 
2014-07-17 02:56:57 PM  
Listen, everyone, Todd would just really like to explain what he actually, truly meant. Those other 47 times when he tried to explain and just ended up sounding like an ignorant fool? All the media's fault. But this time, Todd has chosen his words carefully, and he knows exactly how he is going to explain himself.

Wait, where are you going? Why are you laughing? DAMMIT! The damned liberal media did it again! I didn't even see any of them around?
 
2014-07-17 02:57:15 PM  

UncomfortableSilence: SisterMaryElephant: qorkfiend: why the fark is this man still talking, and why the fark are people listening to him

He's really stupid, looking for payback, paid by the Dems, or maybe all 3?

Really?  With the track record of idiots on the right spouting off about rape and/or consistently staying in the media a la Palin/Joe the Plumber/Romney/etc. you think the Democrats would need to pay for it?


On the one had that seems obvious, but on the other, Hugh Grant paid for sex.

// wouldn't be surprised if at least some of the attention wasn't based on "let's see what idiocy he comes up with next!"
// like if late-80s Howard Stern was a cornfed dumbass with less self-awareness than E. coli
 
2014-07-17 02:58:16 PM  
Akin 4 Prez!
 
2014-07-17 02:58:48 PM  

Bermuda59: " I should have said legitimate case of rape. "

How much rape is in a case?


either 40# of rape, or a picture of Dwayne "the Rock" Johnson -- I get my memes confused sometimes.
 
2014-07-17 02:59:56 PM  

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: The nuances of rape are worse than D&D character rolling.

"Quasi-legitimate, dressed like a whore and drunk guy had a previous violent crime conviction and it was dark but you stay to safe areas and had a gun in your purse... 1d12 chance of pregnancy"


Grapple checks are the worst.
 
2014-07-17 03:01:25 PM  

UncomfortableSilence: SisterMaryElephant: qorkfiend: why the fark is this man still talking, and why the fark are people listening to him

He's really stupid, looking for payback, paid by the Dems, or maybe all 3?

Really?  With the track record of idiots on the right spouting off about rape and/or consistently staying in the media a la Palin/Joe the Plumber/Romney/etc. you think the Democrats would need to pay for it?


sorry.  I meant to indicate these are the explanations my XXXL gun-toting sister and husband will give when they 'set me right' with this Akin guy
 
2014-07-17 03:01:56 PM  
Someone should point out to him that the "shut that whole thing down" was just as problematic because..you know..it doesn't actually work that way.
 
2014-07-17 03:03:05 PM  
"Legitimate rape is a law enforcement term. And it's abbreviation for legitimate case of rape," said Akin. The former congressman added, "If I had been choosing my words better, I should have said legitimate case of rape. And I have acknowledged that it is a poor choice of words. I would have shut the fark up a L-O-N-G time ago. Put it this way: I should be struck by lightning every single time I utter the word "rape". It's like a self-imposed no-bark collar, and it is time for me to admit that I have a problem and need help."

Of course, the liberal media took that part out...
 
2014-07-17 03:04:08 PM  

Dr Dreidel: UncomfortableSilence: SisterMaryElephant: qorkfiend: why the fark is this man still talking, and why the fark are people listening to him

He's really stupid, looking for payback, paid by the Dems, or maybe all 3?

Really?  With the track record of idiots on the right spouting off about rape and/or consistently staying in the media a la Palin/Joe the Plumber/Romney/etc. you think the Democrats would need to pay for it?

On the one had that seems obvious, but on the other, Hugh Grant paid for sex.

// wouldn't be surprised if at least some of the attention wasn't based on "let's see what idiocy he comes up with next!"
// like if late-80s Howard Stern was a cornfed dumbass with less self-awareness than E. coli


I'm sure that there is plenty of attention for that reason, but it seems to me these people have no problem getting themselves involved in media spanning the entire spectrum and propagating the idea that this is somehow a strategy of one party to usurp the other through their idiocy is what I take issue with.  Fox, Brainfart, and Wingnut Daily all give their fair share of time to these guys for editorials and the like, I'm sure hoping that one thing they say will halfway absolve them.
 
2014-07-17 03:04:21 PM  

Bermuda59: " I should have said legitimate case of rape. "

How much rape is in a case?


Depends on the liquor laws in your state, I believe. Around here, a case of rape is 24 rapes, but they are only 3.2% Rape by Volume.
 
2014-07-17 03:05:12 PM  
The biggest problem with what he said wasn't the "legitimate rape" thing. We all know that the GOP thinks that rape isn't a problem.

The problem is that he said that the female body could "shut that whole thing down". The total lack of understanding of an issue that he gets to VOTE about is what upset us.
 
2014-07-17 03:05:17 PM  

SisterMaryElephant: UncomfortableSilence: SisterMaryElephant: qorkfiend: why the fark is this man still talking, and why the fark are people listening to him

He's really stupid, looking for payback, paid by the Dems, or maybe all 3?

Really?  With the track record of idiots on the right spouting off about rape and/or consistently staying in the media a la Palin/Joe the Plumber/Romney/etc. you think the Democrats would need to pay for it?

sorry.  I meant to indicate these are the explanations my XXXL gun-toting sister and husband will give when they 'set me right' with this Akin guy


Ah, sorry, I've just seen so much of this that it's hard not to assume you're serious
 
2014-07-17 03:06:42 PM  
Getting a case of rape is good for those times when you don't think you'll use up a 40-pound box
 
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