Thursday, October 4, 2012


Once upon a time, I danced with a woman in Spain and asked her what her name was. She said "Pere" but the music was loud and I wasn't familiar with that name so I kept hearing "Pene" and I kept telling her "Pene? Pene? Your name is Pene, really? Are you serious? Pene?" Then I tried to use the line that my cousin had taught me earlier, saying "Quieres unirse conmigo?", (Do you want to unite yourself with me?) and I accidentally stepped all over her feet. Needless to say, I went home alone that evening. :-(


Regarding the first Presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney:

It seems that Barry hasn't been paying enough attention to the competition. He should have been ready to say, "Well, I'm sorry Mr. Romney but that's not true", and "Mr. Romney, you've completely flipped-flopped and you've adopted my campaign political positions as your own".

I've never seen a candidate change his positions as often as Romney has, flip-flopping more often than he changes his magical underwear. He actually referred to Obama as being for Trickle-down, and said that is what he's against, even though Trickle-down comprises the main thrust of the Republican party platform. I couldn't believe it when Obama just let that slide, even though Lehrer asked him directly about it, losing out on a chance to respond to the absurdity.

Mitt Romney has developed flip-flopping into a new art form. The whole debate was Romney: "Lie-Flip-Lie-Flop-Obama's policies are mine-Lie-Flip-Flop" with Obama going "WTF?!?" and hanging his head down periodically.

Foreign policy wasn't mentioned, and neither were religion nor women's/gay rights issues. Mr. Obama failed to mention Romney and Ryan's characterization of 47% and 30% of Americans as losers, respectively, nor did he hammer Mitt on the severe lack of details in how to pay for 20% across the board tax cuts, or his failure to acknowledge that this would amount to approximately Five Trillion dollars in tax cuts with a T.

Romney said that he would quit funding PBS in order to balance the budget, which lead to a slew of internet-generated memes displaying an unemployed and unhappy Sesame Street cast of puppets and Big Bird. This debate was a victory for Mitt Romney, but only because Barack Obama was off his game. Was he distracted by his wedding anniversary date with Michelle?

"1) The factual and logical content of the Gish Gallop is pure bullshit and anybody knowledgeable and informed on the subject would recognize it as such almost instantly. That is, the Gish Gallop is designed to appeal to and deceive precise
ly those sorts of people who are most in need of honest factual education.
2) The points are all ones that the Galloper either knows, or damn well should know, are totally bullshit. With the slimier users of the Gish Gallop, like Gish himself, its a near certainty that the points are chosen not just because the Galloper knows that they're bullshit, but because the Galloper is deliberately trying to shovel as much bullshit into as small a space as possible in order to overwhelm his opponent with sheer volume and bamboozle any audience members with a facade of scholarly acumen and factual knowledge."

It's funny watching all the neo-cons get excited over Romney's acting performance. His main points? Disassociating himself from Rapeublicans' 30 yr.old Trickle-Down failure, and firing Big Bird to pay off the national debt.

Monday, September 17, 2012


In light of the recent attacks on US embassies in the Middle East, conservatives are calling for revenge warfare in the form of wholesale bombing of Muslim civilians in towns and villages. Conservative Christians in particular, seem to be demanding this, in what I would describe as the Crusades Part II. President candidate Mitt Romney goofed when he tried to make the attacks a campaign issue, saying that 

"Angry Christian Mob"

("Contemporary etching depicting a so-called Hepp-Hepp Riot against Jews in Frankfurt. This was one of the many anti-Semitic riots that took place in Germany in 1819 amidst a climate of anti-Semitism fuelled by various anti-Jewish publications. Participants in these riots rallied to the cry, "Hepp Hepp", which may have been an acronym for "Hierosolyma est perdita", meaning "Jerusalem is lost". On the left, two peasant women are assaulting a Jewish man with pitchfork and broom. On the right, a man wearing spectacles, tails, and a six-button waistcoat, "perhaps a pharmacist or a schoolteacher,"[1] holds another Jewish man by the throat and is about to club him with a truncheon. The houses are being looted. The Hep-Hep riots in Frankfurt, 1819. A contemporary engraving by Johann Michael Voltz.")
"In 1506, after an episode of famine and bad harvests, an enormous pogrom happened in Lisbon, Portugal,[32] in which more than 500 "New-Christian" (forcibly converted Jews) people were slaughtered and/or burnt by an angry Christian mob, in the first night of what became known as the "Lisbon Massacre" or "Lisbon's great massacre of 1506".[citation needed] The killing continued for almost a week, almost eliminating the entire Jewish or Jewish-descendant community residing in that city. Even the Portuguese military and the king himself had difficulty stopping it. The event is today remembered with a monument in S. Domingos' church."

Let us not forget the antisemitism of Martin Luther, the hero reformer of Protestant Christianity:

("In 1543 Luther published On the Jews and Their Lies in which he says that the Jews are a "base, whoring people, that is, no people of God, and their boast of lineage, circumcision, and law must be accounted as filth."[13] They are full of the "devil's feces ... which they wallow in like swine."[14] The synagogue was a "defiled bride, yes, an incorrigible whore and an evil slut ..."[15] He argues that their synagogues and schools be set on fire, their prayer books destroyed, rabbis forbidden to preach, homes razed, and property and money confiscated. They should be shown no mercy or kindness,[16] afforded no legal protection,[17] and these "poisonous envenomed worms" should be drafted into forced labor or expelled for all time.[18] He also seems to advocate their murder, writing "[w]e are at fault in not slaying them".[19]")

"The term "pogrom" in the meaning of large-scale, targeted, and repeated anti-Jewish rioting, saw its first use in the 19th century, in reference to the anti-Jewish pogroms in the Russian Empire. The issue of pogroms arose sometime after the Pale of Settlement was created by the Russian government in order to prevent the Jewish population from spreading over the country unless they would convert to Christian Orthodox." 

"Let us prey."

Let us not forgot about that most greatest of all Christian pogroms against the Jews, the Christian Nazi Holocaust against the Jews.:

The classic religionist lie:
"I always wonder over the uproar over religion when history proves that Atheism or an antipathy toward religion has caused more pain and suffering and more deaths than religion ever has. Anti-religious Atheistic regimes have caused almost half the, dare I say, murders, in history and most of that in the 20th century alone."
No one has ever committed an atrocity in the name of Atheism, Humanism, or Secularism. But Hitler was a Christian!!
"My feelings as a Christian points me to my Lord and Savior as a fighter. It points me to the man who once in loneliness, surrounded by a few followers, recognized these Jews for what they were and summoned men to fight against them and who, God's truth! was greatest not as a sufferer but as a fighter. In boundless love as a Christian and as a man I read through the passage which tells us how the Lord at last rose in His might and seized the scourge to drive out of the Temple the brood of vipers and adders. How terrific was His fight for the world against the Jewish poison. To-day, after two thousand years, with deepest emotion I recognize more profoundly than ever before the fact that it was for this that He had to shed His blood upon the Cross. As a Christian I have no duty to allow myself to be cheated, but I have the duty to be a fighter for truth and justice... And if there is anything which could demonstrate that we are acting rightly it is the distress that daily grows. For as a Christian I have also a duty to my own people."-Adolf Hitler, in a speech on 12 April 1922 (Norman H. Baynes, ed. The Speeches of Adolf Hitler, April 1922-August 1939, Vol. 1 of 2, pp. 19-20, Oxford University Press, 1942)
"The deniers of Hitler's religious orientation make me lol. All you have to do is read Mein Kampf to see that he was a devout Catholic."
“The National Socialist State professes its allegiance to positive Christianity. It will be its honest endeavor to protect both the great Christian Confessions in their rights, to secure them from interference with their doctrines (Lehren), and in their duties to constitute a harmony with the views and the exigencies of the State of today.” –Adolf Hitler, on 26 June 1934, to Catholic bishops to assure them that he would take action against the new pagan propaganda. “Providence has caused me to be Catholic, and I know therefore how to handle this Church.” -Adolf Hitler, reportedly to have said in Berlin in 1936 on the enmity of the Catholic Church to National Socialism
Yahara Miller: "For a time Hitler advocated positive Christianity, a militant, non-denominational form of Christianity which emphasized Christ as an active preacher, organizer, and fighter who opposed the institutionalized Judaism of his day. Positive Christianity purged or deemphasized the Jewish aspects of Christianity and was infused with aspects of nationalism and racial antisemitism. Hitler never directed his attacks on Jesus himself, whom Hitler regarded as an Aryan opponent of the Jews."
The Theist argument: ‎"Isn’t it true, though, that Hitler sought to eliminate churches and Christianity from Germany? It’s been said that Hitler only spoke positively about Christianity in public because he had to in order to maintain support from the German people; in private, he admitted to his true hatred of all things Christian. This view is based upon allegedly private comments recorded in the book Hitler Speaks, but Steigmann-Gall argues that the balance of evidence indicates that these statements are probably forgeries and are regarded as such by many scholars."

“The conspiratorial tone of this account of the “private” Hitler has convinced many church historians that Hitler was “a wolf in sheep's clothing,” anti-Christian to the core and from the outset of his career. The caricature Rauschning presents of Hitler’s ranting should alone have raised questions as to its authenticity; but the more troubling fact remains that Rauschning’s book stands completely alone in handing down sayings of this nature from this period.”

“It is not for nothing that these factors should raise questions: Hitler Speaks is now considered to be fraudulent."

Here are the myriad problems with your 'Hitler's Secret Conversations' as an irreliable source of info, Mr. Theist:

"Those who deny Hitler as a Christian will invariably find the recorded table talk conversations of Hitler from 1941 to 1944 as incontrovertible evidence that he could not have been a Christian. The source usually comes from the English translation (from a French translation) edition by Norman Cameron and R. H. Stevens, with an introduction by H.R. Trevor-Roper.

The table-talk has Hitler saying such things such as: "I shall never come to terms with the Christian lie. . .", "Our epoch will certainly see the end of the disease of Christianity".

The problem with these anti-Christian quotes is that the German text of the table-talk does not include them, they were made up by François Genoud, the translator of the French version, the very version that English translations rely on! (More on this below).

Even if you believed the table-talk included the anti-Christian quotes, nowhere in the talk does Hitler speak against Jesus or his own brand of Christianity. On the contrary, the table-talk has Hitler speaking admirably about Jesus. Hitler did, of course criticize organized religion in a political sense (as do many Christians today), but never in a religious sense. But the problems with using Hitler's table talk conversations as evidence for Hitler's apostasy are manyfold:

1) The reliability of the source (hearsay and editing by the anti-Catholic, Bormann)

2) The reliability of multiple translations, from German to French to English.

3) The bias of the translators (especially Genoud).

4) The table-talk reflects thoughts that do not occur in Hitler's other private or public conversations.

5) Nowhere does Hitler denounce Jesus or his own brand of Christianity.

6) The "anti-Christian" portions of Table-Talk does not concur with Hitler's actions for "positive" Christianity."

Read Mein Kampf, listen to Hitler's speeches and look at all of the Nazi symbolism of swastikas together with Christian crosses. Hitler believed that he was a Christian messiah, and the Nazis, SS and Wehrmacht soldiers who all fought under him certainly believed they were Christians. They carried bibles into battle with them and when they were killed they were buried with Christian rites under Christian crosses. Hitler's Nazi Germany was a Christian Nation.

(A yellow badge : a cloth patch that Jews were ordered by nazis to sew on their outer garments in order to mark them as Jews in public, during the Holocaust.)

Saturday, September 1, 2012


In answer to a question about the motivations of The Powers That Be:

Q: Why do the people at the top destroy the environment and lust for power and money, knowing that future generations of their own families will eventually suffer as a result? Don't they care about their own families?

It's hard to say for certain what motivations drive people at the top into doing whatever they do. I'm sure that there are a variety of motivations, just like there are a variety of motivations behind parents who want to join the PTA.

Some just crave power, and more power is their end goal. Some crave more and more money. Some crave both money and power and see each as the means of achieving the other. Some of them probably have a messiah complex, and some of them believe they are fulfilling the destiny of their god's will, whichever god they think that may be. Some people may just be glory hounds. A great many of them have imperialistic goals in mind, and some of them would sincerely like to become feudal lords.

A very few, I'm thinking the globalist types at the UN, may actually have more altruistic goals in mind, may actually fear for the future of mankind, and are looking at ways to prevent environmental collapse.

I find it weird that the UN globalists get the brunt of the blame for the NWO stuff, and I suspect that it's propaganda coming from the imperial types with feudalistic lord ambitions. Nothing puts a damper on feudalistic lord ambitions like getting people to care about their environment and their rights as workers, leading to annoying regulations and taxes on those imperial/feudalistic ambitions.

All of their motivations cross paths with each other, striving for greater pieces of the pie, but wanting different pieces so they don't have to compete with each other. I'm sure that sometimes they find conflict with each other, but in general they probably find ways to cooperate and help each other achieve their goals, while simultaneously taking advantage of each other for their individual agendas, sort of like on a Survivor-type of TV show. There are winners and losers among them, but it's also just kind of a game to them, with individualized rewards.

I don't believe in NWO/central banking conspiracy stuff, because I believe that humans' individuality is too complicated for that to work. Some people believe that aliens or lizard people are running things, but I don't, and that's actually a story ripped off from one of Robert E. Howard's King Kull stories. Howard is the creator of Conan the Barbarian.

Friday, August 31, 2012


What did you think about Clint Eastwood's Invisible Obama in the Chair Speech at the 2012 Republican National Convention?

To me, it wasn't a huge disappointment because I already had been disappointed hearing that he supports Mitt Romney and the Republican Party. From that point on I knew that he was a dick with no clue, and the disappointment was about on the same level as finding out that Charlton Heston was a Republican.

I've always been a fan of the Eastwood character, but I hadn't really started collecting the movies yet, so I'm not feeling like many (former) fans are now, that I've wasted a lifetime of investment in Eastwood. My favorites were always the spaghetti westerns. It's funny how they put up a image of Outlaw Josey Wales/Blondie/Man With No Name behind him, an outlaw savior who runs into and out of Mexico. Dirty Harry would have been slightly more in line with what Republicans value. I do have the Gran Turino in my collection, the only Eastwood movie in my collection that I bought because it was only two bucks. In the movie, Eastwood's character progresses from being a racist, bitter old man who hates his gook neighbors, to becoming a generous benefactor of the Hmong family next door, to the point where he gives his life unarmed to save theirs. It was sad to see that his character in real life has made the exact opposite journey, and that what remains before us is a racist, senile, bitter old man.

I'm not feeling sad, however. I felt a little sorry for him forgetting his lines, but the picture of him talking to his imaginary friend and forgetting what to say was so hilarious, in the context of it being an Obama-bashing Mitt-supporting racist plea for good old white America. The racism wasn't blatant, like so much of racism isn't, but he made cracks about Oprah and Oakland rooting for Obama, and then the gag with the empty kid's chair was so intentionally demeaning towards the President. The dottering old man performance was unintentionally priceless, for me.


Okay, I've been looking through the videos, and I'm retracting my labeling of Eastwood as a racist. I could have sworn he mentioned Oakland in his speech, but I'm not seeing it in any of the videos now. However, it's obvious that the videos have been edited, or they are all coming from the same edited source, because they are also lacking the part where he really forgot what he was going to say, and the finger across the neck gesture when he says "let him go" is also missing from the official RNC video below:

The finger gesture is in the "complete" version put out by ABC News (at 9:50):

Sunday, August 26, 2012


Guest Article by Mark Tillman

When Todd Akin fell on his sword the other day he didn’t just put a Senate seat in play that was clearly trending red, he inadvertently opened up a Pandora’s box that his Party was hoping they could keep closed, at least until after the November elections. Inside that box lies the true Republican Party, not the one Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan and the rest of the GOP want you to see. Like the Wizard from that fabled story of Oz, the GOP doesn’t want you to pay any attention to what’s lurking behind the curtain. Because if you did, if you ever really took a close look at just what was behind that curtain, you'd crap your pants.

You see Todd Akin isn’t just some rogue warrior within the Republican Party; he personifies everything the Party stands for. He’s not the exception to the rule, he is the rule. He just doesn’t drink the Kool-Aid, he bathes in it. And now, thanks to his big fat mouth, the former Party of Lincoln will have to spend the next few weeks denying that it has been taken over by a bunch of religious fanatics, science deniers and birthers, while at the same time desperately trying to convince the majority of the electorate they all don’t march to the same beat.

Don’t believe it for a minute. The dust hasn’t even settled on the Akin mess and already the GOP is preparing to unveil a tough, no exceptions anti-abortion platform at its convention next week. Want to lay odds on how many “brave” souls dare refute that platform? I’ll give you a hint: it won’t equal the numbers of fingers on one of your hands.

Pick a policy, any policy, and the answers will be both predictable and virtually identical throughout the rank and file. This is now a party that to a man and woman believe that climate change and evolution are nothing more than hoaxes; birth control promotes promiscuity; there is such a thing as “forcible” rape; homosexuality is an abomination; the cause of the Great Recession was Fannie and Freddie; the stimulus and auto bailout were a waste of taxpayer money; the banks should have been allowed to fail; environmental and financial regulations are costly and unnecessary; the Civil Rights Act went too far; tax cuts pay for themselves; and, last but hardly least, birtherism is a legitimate issue.

Any one of these archaic ideas could easily be debunked by a simple examination of the facts. But facts have been a problem for the GOP for some time now. Challenging the Republican orthodoxy these days is akin to playing Russian roulette with a loaded gun.

In fact, one of the few Republicans who had the courage to challenge at least some of the above maxims of the Party was Jon Huntsman. You might remember him as the presidential hopeful whose candidacy lasted about as long as a coherent thought in Sarah Palin’s head. Unlike Mitt Romney, Huntsman at least went down in flames with his dignity.

This isn’t an À la carte menu, where you get to pick choose which entrées you like and don’t like; it’s more like a price fix package. Everything’s included. You just have to pay the tab. And make no mistake about it; this is one hell of a tab. From the trillions they want to hand over to the top one percent, to the roll backs of both financial and environmental regulations, to the “revisiting” of almost every civil rights decision going back to Brown v. Board of Education, to the social agenda they have in store for millions of women, 2013 may be the beginning of the longest nightmare.

If you thought this election was just about the economy, you have been duped. If you were expecting some serious debate between the followers of Milton Friedman and John Maynard Keynes, good luck. May I suggest PBS? Not that the economy isn’t worth having a serious debate over, mind you; it’s just that the Republican Party had other ideas.

Publicly they decry the President’s handling of the economy, while privately rooting for it to crash so they can reclaim the country they feel was stolen from them. They are beholden to a fantasy that insists supply-side economics is a sound economic principle and that the only way of growing the economy is by slashing spending. They see the disaster of austerity in Europe and have collectively decided to steam full speed ahead towards it.

And now, with his campaign being bombarded by “distractions,” Mitt Romney, the presumptive nominee of his Party, has decided enough is enough. He is refusing to grant interviews to anyone unless they agree to refrain from asking questions about Todd Akin and abortion. How soon before Bain Capital and his tax returns also land on that list of unacceptable questions?

The main-stream media cannot go along with this ultimatum. They cannot allow the Republican Party to put this genie back in the bottle. These issues aren’t distractions; they go to the core of who and what the GOP is. They can no more be ignored or swept under the rug than pigs can fly. Todd Akins screwed the pouch, and now his party must deal with the fallout. That’s politics. You don’t like crazy? Stay out of the nuthouse.

The pundits are right. This is no longer a referendum; it’s now a choice. But a choice requires an informed opinion. Each and every voter, when they step into that booth, has a right to full disclosure of ALL the facts before they cast a ballot.

The Party of Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt and Eisenhower has now become the Party of Palin, Limbaugh and Trump.

Be afraid; be very afraid.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012


>>Brandon J. Raub: "....Also the Bush's are very sick twisted problems. I believe they have a secret Castle in Colorado where they have been raping and sacrificing children for many years. Think I'm crazy? Think again."

>>Brandon J Raub Also there's about to be a revolution
July 28 at 9:15am

>>Brandon J Raub Which is why I'm here.
July 28 at 9:16am

>>Brent M Raub I dont think your crazy
July 28 at 9:20am via mobile

>>Seth Myers How close to where I live? I want to find it...
July 28 at 9:23am via mobile

>>Brandon J Raub I was just thinking about telling you
July 28 at 10:24am

>>Brandon J Raub It's in Sedalia. Take a strap.
July 28 at 10:29am
“Raub was placed in handcuffs after he resisted officers’ attempts to take him into custody. Raub was evaluated by a Chesterfield mental health official, who determined that he should be held under a temporary detention order and transported to John Randolph Medical Center for additional evaluation.” Col. Dupuis said. ....
According to federal law enforcement officials the FBI received several complaints from concerned individuals about Raub’s postings. Certain other Facebook postings that were discussed at a court hearing on Monday for Raub focused on messages allegedly from a closed Facebook group that was not part of Raub’s public Facebook profile.
ABC News was not able to obtain access to those postings.
Following several high-profile mass shootings the FBI says it needed to interview Raub. ....
“When we left we had not arrested him, we did not touch him, we did not detain him. There are no charges pending,” Rybiski said.
"The Richmond Times Dispatch quoted an Internet posting by a former platoon commander, Sean Lawlor, who served with Raub in Iraq. The paper said that Lawlor called Raub an “excellent Marine” but quoted Lawlor as also saying, “Knowing the man that he is, I believe that he fully intended to act on the threats he was posting … We may never know, but the fact that law enforcement intervened may have kept Brandon from doing something extremely destructive.”

Tuesday, August 21, 2012


Margie Barnabei: "If you haven’t heard by now, this will shock you:
Republican Congressman Todd Akin claimed this weekend that victims of "legitimate rape" don’t get pregnant, because, "If it's a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down." 
In the 112th Congress, Akin sits on the House Science Committee. That’s right, this is the man that Speaker Boehner and the Republican party have chosen to lead our nation’s science policy. We must stand against the Republicans’ continued utter disregard and disrespect for women." 

Steven Ree Worley "The dumbest man on planet Earth, is a Republican."
"Republican Senate Candidate Todd Akin Provokes Ire With ‘Legitimate Rape’ Comment"
“It seems to me, from what I understand from doctors, that’s really rare,” Mr. Akin said of pregnancies from rape. “If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down. But let’s assume that maybe that didn’t work or something: I think there should be some punishment, but the punishment ought to be of the rapist, and not attacking the child.”
Tracey L. Ross
Todd Akin: "I Misspoke—What I Meant To Say Is 'I Am Dumb As Dog Shit And I Am A Terrible Human Being'",29256/?ref=auto
"You see, what I said was, “If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.” But what I meant to say was, “I am a worthless, moronic sack of shit and an utterly irredeemable human being who needs to shut up and go away forever.” 
It is clear to me now that I did not choose my words with care and did not get across the point I was trying to convey. In hindsight, I guess instead of using the words “legitimate rape,” I should have used the words “I am an unforgivable, unrepentant, and unconscionable subhuman dickhead.” Or better yet, “I am an evil, fucked-up man who should never have been elected to the United States Congress, and anyone who would vote for me is probably a pretty big fucking dumbshit, too.” See how much more sense that makes? It’s amazing how a few key word changes can totally alter the meaning of a statement."
Paul Franklin

"Bed Intruder - Rape Song"

Becky Burelle Gagne: "GOP gossiping that Akin will drop out so they can pretend they don't agree with him"
"Of course, Todd Akin himself announced just an hour ago that he will not be dropping out of the race. And why should he? He explained that he meant to say "forcible rape" instead of "legitimate rape," which brings him in line with the rest of the Republican Party, including Paul Ryan. Does the party really intend to force out Paul Ryan and every other Republican whosupported redefining rape to close "loopholes" that victims of not-really-rape have been exploiting on the taxpayers' dime?
Obviously, Republicans would like to force Akin to take the fall for this whole mess so they can go back to completely agreeing with him but without having to say so out loud."

James Orville Music: "Exactly....They won't have him leave. It would really surprise me, or it would be making him a fall guy to forget things like this..."
"Todd Akin, Paul Ryan, and Redefining Rape"
"On Sunday, Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.), who is challenging Sen. Claire McCaskill in the Missouri Senate race, used an interview with a local television station to defend his belief that abortion should be illegal even in cases of rape: He claimed that women who are the victims of "legitimate rape" are unlikely to become pregnant. Akin said that the female body has "biological defenses" that prevent rape victims from getting pregnant. (That's not true.) The implication of his position is that if you were raped and became pregnant, you must have actually wanted it—it wasn't really rape.
This isn't the first time Akin has expressed fringe views about rape in the context of the abortion debate. Last year, Akin, vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), and most of the House GOP cosponsored a bill that would have narrowed the already-narrow exceptions to the laws banning federal funding for abortion—from all cases of rape to cases of "forcible rape.""

James Orville Music "‎2 Weeks earlier..."
Todd Akin: Ban the morning-after pill "totally, for everyone"

Garance Roberts "This is what ignorance you vote for when you vote Republican:"
"Rachel Maddow On Todd Akin: Where's The Freakout Over Paul Ryan's Abortion Record? (VIDEO)"
"Maddow reacted on Monday night, running through a list of conservatives who have claimed that women do not get pregnant through rape. She also named Republicans who support banning abortion in cases of rape and incest, including Sarah Palin, Sharron Angle, Christine O'Donnell, Joe Miller, Rand Paul and Rick Perry.
Maddow pointed out that Paul Ryan sponsored federal personhood legislation that did not include exemptions for rape and incest victims.
"You have to ask why the freakout about Todd Akin when the Republican party has picked somebody with the exact same track record, the exact same policy record, the co-sponsor on all of these bills, to be the party's vice-presidential nominee," she said."
"This is the kind of nutjob that's taken over the once proud republican party and turned it into a gathering place for the insane."
"GOP official says God chooses to bless raped women with pregnancy"
"Sharon Barnes, a high ranking state Republican, came to the defense of her conservative colleague who she believes only "phrased it (his statement) badly."
Barnes was quoted by The New York Timessaying, "abortion is never an option." Barnes went on to biblically claim that, "If God has chosen to bless this person [the rape victim] with a life, you don’t kill it.""
James Orville Music: "Ron Paul did similar, they didn't kick him out, some still want him as president..."

Ron Paul: "honest rape"
"Rep. Steve King, one of the most staunchly conservative members of the House, was one of the few Republicans who did not strongly condemn Rep. Todd Akin Monday for his remarks regarding pregnancy and rape. King also signaled why he might agree with parts of Akin’s assertion: King told an Iowa reporter he’s never heard of a child getting pregnant from statutory rape or incest. ...
In the KMEG interview, King defended Akin as “a strong Christian man, with a wonderful family” and appeared to push back on those calling for Akin to drop out of the Missouri Senate race."
"Rep. Steve King: I’ve Never Heard Of A Girl Getting Pregnant From Statutory Rape Or Incest"
"None of the girls he raped ever got pregnant."
James Orville Music "And then there was Frothy's empathy..."
"Santorum Says Women Who Are Raped Should Have Their Rapist’s Baby Because It’s A Gift From God (VIDEO)"

"UPDATED: Republican Platform contains Constitutional Amendment to Outlaw Abortion"

"There's nothing like going out to commit some honest-to-goodness, legitimate rape", says the Rapeublican.

‎1. I have a problem with his choice of the word "legitimate", since it is highly insensitive to victims of rape. I do not have any problem with what he likely intended to say, that penetration and ejaculation occurred.

2. I have a HUGE problem with what he clearly was suggesting, that a raped victim could ACTIVELY (as opposed to passively) miscarry. Only Superheroes of the Justice League could change their body on demand......."

I think that Rachel Maddow nailed it when she said the intent of Akin's statement of legitimacy was referring to whether a woman was "really" raped or not, a la Kobe Bryant and the lacrosse team. His belief that a woman's vagina has magical powers to repel illegitimate sperm shows it. So if it's an "illegitimate rape", that means she secretly wanted it, and therefore could get pregnant because her vagina wouldn't produce the magical spermicide if she was horny. If it was the case that he meant to say penetration and ejaculation, it still looks bad because that means then that he believes an attempted rape without penetration is mere foreplay/not a real rape or whatever. In his ignorance this would exclude the cases in which ejaculation has occurred without penetration, or if the rapist tried to use the withdrawal method, but the woman could still get pregnant. His statement was ignorant and bad no matter which way you look at it, and I think that given the context in which his people are trying to ban abortion in all cases, even in rape, and that he tried to justify his position by making this stupid claim that raped women don't get pregnant, shows that he meant what he said.


"How can any one who abhors the oppression of negroes, be in favor of degrading classes of white people? Our progress in degeneracy appears to me to be pretty rapid. As a nation, we began by declaring that "all men are created equal." We now practically read it "all men are created equal, except negroes." When the Know-Nothings get control, it will read "all men are created equal, except negroes, and foreigners, and catholics." When it comes to this I should prefer emigrating to some country where they make no pretence of loving liberty— to Russia, for instance, where despotism can be take pure, and without the base alloy of hypocrisy" - Republican President Abraham Lincoln, in 1855

"the man of great wealth owes a particular obligation to the State because he derives special advantages from the mere existence of government." -- Republican President Theodore Roosevelt, in 1906

"In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists, and will persist." - Republican President Dwight Eisenhower, in 1961

What happened to you Republicans? You used to be cool !!