‘legitimate’ rape & birtherism

Two things really seemed to touch a nerve in a lot of people this past week.

One was Todd Akin's insane assertion that women who get raped would never need an abortion because their bodies prevent pregnancy if the rape is 'legitimate'. Which, in addition to being incredibly ignorant and downright incorrect, implies that if one WAS to get pregnant after being raped, well then, you must have been lying about being raped and actually were into it.

And that guy Akin? He currently sits on the House Science Committee. Or, as Mark Fiore put it, The House Science & Ladyparts Committee. You can't make this stuff up.

The Renegade Raging Grannies were moved to respond:


The other thing that seemed to really hit a nerve was Romney's truly pathetic 'joke' yesterday in which he allied himself with the birthers.

"No one's ever asked to see my birth certificate. They know that this is the place (Michigan) that we were born and raised."

The line prompted laughter and cheers from the audience, gasps from reporters and a speedy denunciation from the Obama campaign.

No Twitt, we just want to see your tax returns. Where are those btw?


I saw that story about Mitt's 'joke' on HP when it posted yesterday, and before you could say, "Oh no he didn't!", there were over 17,000 comments posted. It's up to over 43,000 comments at this point. People are pissed.

Most of me wouldn't want him to lower himself, but the rest of me is waiting for President Obama to now crack a joke about Mitt being Mormon, cuz, "We’ve got to have a little humor in a campaign", right Twitt?

Btw, you know all that hiding Romney's doing about his tax returns? Some speculate that he's not just hiding from the voters, but also the Mormon Church. Because if his income has been under-reported for tax purposes, it's most likely he hasn't given the Mormon Church their full 10% cut either.

In fact, now Romney himself is saying that the reason he's not releasing his tax returns is because the amounts given to the Mormon Church are supposed to be private you see.

"It’s a very personal thing between ourselves and our commitment to our God and to our church.”

But wait, Ann Romney loves tithing! In fact she cries for joy when she hands over those checks:

Ann Romney: "I love tithing. When Mitt and I give that check, I actually cry."
Mitt Romney: "So do I, but for a different reason."

Hmm, I wonder if any of Romney's fellow Mormons have 'joked' with him by asking if he'd declared all his income? Wink, wink.

The Parade interview those quotes are from also mentions that Mitt was wearing "pressed jeans". I don't trust people who have their jeans pressed. The last boss I had who wore pressed jeans continuously tried to lure me to a hotel for a drink until, after finally giving up, accusing me of stealing, had me fired.

I found an ex-Mormon 'Recovery Board' talking about Ann Romney's comment about how emotional tithing makes her. Did you know that they call the Mormon Church the 'Morg'? hahahaha 
















Now that's funny.


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