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#1 hsedin33

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 07:26 PM

http://thenewcivilri...012/08/19/46974


Todd Akin, a Tea Party Republican six-term U.S. Congressman who is now running for the U.S. Senate from the state of Missouri, says that women’s bodies know if they are “legitimate rape” victims and automatically can just “shut down” a resulting unwanted pregnancy — so there’s no need to even discuss abortion in cases of rape.
Asked about abortion in cases of rape, Rep. Akin responded, “From what I understand from doctors… if it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.”
Congressman Akin was appearing on a local St. Louis Fox station talk show (second video, about four minutes in.)
Akin, 65, clearly is opposed to a women’s right to choose, is running against Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill.
So, let’s be clear here. If Congressman Akin becomes Senator Akin, he will be voting on Supreme Court nominees — not to mention many nominations of federal judges. No doubt at some point he would be voting on ENDA, and the repeal of DOMA.
If you know anyone in Missouri, send to to them.
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Posted 19 August 2012 - 07:30 PM

"Republican" is a nicer word for "idiot".
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Posted 19 August 2012 - 07:33 PM

He has issued a statement stating he "miss-spoke" .. no shat, Sherlock .. not to worry tho .. Romney/Ryan immediately issued a statement that in the case of rape, they would not oppose abortion .. flip-flop anyone??

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 07:34 PM

"Republican" is a nicer word for "idiot".


That's an insult to idiots.
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Posted 19 August 2012 - 07:43 PM

Crass stupidity.......... how do you 'mis-speak' something like that?
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Posted 19 August 2012 - 07:43 PM

Crass stupidity.......... how do you 'mis-speak' something like that?


When you say what you think.

And by "you" I mean Republicans.

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 08:30 PM

I'm still waiting for an explanation between what a 'legitimate rape' is versus an 'illegitimate rape'.
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Posted 19 August 2012 - 08:41 PM

Many Republicans are idiots - that's a given. These poor souls are socially regressive and bankrupt. Yet, whether one is a Dem, Rep, Lib, Cons, NDP etc, they all play the same game and adhere to the same rules. Sadly, the general populace believes they gain agency via these petty news stories. Hence, politics will always remain a sideshow. The meta narrative which dictates society - that is the increased free flowing movement of capital - will continue.

Human's rights, values and dignity will continually be encroached so long as the general discourse remains. Trust me when I say the answers to society's woes don't exist within main stream media. If anyone believes they do, or even feels they have the pulse on what truly ales society, then you can expect our degenerative cycle to continue.

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 08:44 PM

the fact people like this are public officials is really disturbing

michelle bachman is the other, who proposed to abolish the dept of education.

when the leaders are morons, the country goes into the tank. GW bush is a good example.
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Posted 19 August 2012 - 08:49 PM

the fact people like this are public officials is really disturbing

michelle bachman is the other, who proposed to abolish the dept of education.

when the leaders are morons, the country goes into the tank. GW bush is a good example.


The United States, and the "West" in general, was tanking long before good 'ole W. One could cite Thatcher and Reagan, the Oil Crisis, or perhaps even the Great Depression. Regardless, blaming the current problems on a single person is lazy and stupid.
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Posted 19 August 2012 - 09:09 PM

Many Republicans are idiots - that's a given. These poor souls are socially regressive and bankrupt. Yet, whether one is a Dem, Rep, Lib, Cons, NDP etc, they all play the same game and adhere to the same rules. Sadly, the general populace believes they gain agency via these petty news stories. Hence, politics will always remain a sideshow. The meta narrative which dictates society - that is the increased free flowing movement of capital - will continue.

Human's rights, values and dignity will continually be encroached so long as the general discourse remains. Trust me when I say the answers to society's woes don't exist within main stream media. If anyone believes they do, or even feels they have the pulse on what truly ales society, then you can expect our degenerative cycle to continue.

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So true .. until we start building "solar-powered-guillotine's", and are willing to use them, "they" will continue to try and grind "human values" back into the Dark Ages ..
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Posted 19 August 2012 - 09:27 PM

I'm still waiting for an explanation between what a 'legitimate rape' is versus an 'illegitimate rape'.


I think he means that in any instance when a woman becomes pregnant, it was an illegitimate rape. Another way of phrasing his argument is that if you become pregnant, the sex was consensual, therefore, you weren't really raped.

I'm amazed at how these people keep getting elected...
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Posted 19 August 2012 - 09:31 PM

I think he means that in any instance when a woman becomes pregnant, it was an illegitimate rape. Another way of phrasing his argument is that if you become pregnant, the sex was consensual, therefore, you weren't really raped.

I'm amazed at how these people keep getting elected...


Why are you amazed? I think you and I both know that deep down inside you realize there is very little substance to politics. Any modern election is equal to numerous other television shows or sporting events. It becomes a "race" whereby irrational fans route for their team. Why they cheer for that team is no longer the issue.
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Posted 19 August 2012 - 09:41 PM

It's good to know we have geniuses like this serving on the Science and Technology committee.

What he said was so outrageous I thought I was reading an article from the Onion. And the GOP wonders why people think they are a joke...
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Posted 19 August 2012 - 09:52 PM

The scary thing is that alot of Americans will believe and buy into what this preacher says. I thought we had seen the last of "W", but this guy will carry the banner of stupidity proudly. These people actually graduate with a degree in Theology?
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Posted 19 August 2012 - 11:00 PM

I'm in favour of the death penalty for people like this if only because we don't want them to father any more children.
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Posted 19 August 2012 - 11:08 PM

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 11:19 PM

People like this are the strongest argument possible in favour of abortion. If only their mothers had made a different choice.
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Posted 20 August 2012 - 12:03 AM

Why are you amazed? I think you and I both know that deep down inside you realize there is very little substance to politics. Any modern election is equal to numerous other television shows or sporting events. It becomes a "race" whereby irrational fans route for their team. Why they cheer for that team is no longer the issue.


Totally agree. A lot of people from all sides buy too much into labels instead of thinking for themselves. I bet thousands of Republicans will agree with this moron, just because he's one of their own. Why anyone would actually cheer for any part of the government is beyond me. People should be criticizing and questioning everything the government does, no matter who they are. Democrats vs. Republicans isn't the real battle, it's citizens vs. government/corruption.
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Posted 20 August 2012 - 12:03 AM

One of the few times I've ever done this.

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 09:38 AM

People like this are the strongest argument possible in favour of abortion. If only their mothers had made a different choice.


I think moreso its an argument for better education. But I understand your desire for hyperbole. This guy didn't "mis-speak", he stated what he thought, and what he thought was atrociously wrong. We need more intelligent people in politics.
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Posted 20 August 2012 - 10:04 AM

The US has some of the dumbest politicians in the world. It makes me laugh.
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Posted 20 August 2012 - 10:07 AM

The United States, and the "West" in general, was tanking long before good 'ole W. One could cite Thatcher and Reagan, the Oil Crisis, or perhaps even the Great Depression. Regardless, blaming the current problems on a single person is lazy and stupid.


Most of this can be blamed on Jesus.
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Posted 20 August 2012 - 10:09 AM

Anyone get the impression that he's trying to lose?

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 10:12 AM

"Republican" is a nicer word for "idiot".


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Posted 20 August 2012 - 10:13 AM

Anyone get the impression that he's trying to lose?


The scary thing is, it might not work....
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Posted 20 August 2012 - 10:19 AM

The scary thing is, it might not work....


Ha ha ha .. this guy would fit right in the Senate .. poster child material .. :lol:
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Posted 20 August 2012 - 10:38 AM

I'm pretty sure the Christian republicans would not stand for someone using the term "legitimate rape". That would surely go against everything they stand for, right!! RIGHT!
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Posted 20 August 2012 - 08:45 PM

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 09:35 PM

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