Meet Tom Smith, the Republican challenging Sen. Bob Casey’s (D-PA) seat.
You may also remember that Smith is the guy who says that having a baby out of wedlock is, you know, rape.
Mispeaking-expert Todd Aiken was invited by Gomer to be a guest on his radio show to explain his ground-breaking biological theories.
Gomer throws Aiken a rehabilitating life-preserver (so to speak) and asks him if he meant forceable rape when he said Legitimate Rape, which as everyone knows is about a 7 or 8 on the Rape Severity Scale. You know, more severe than regretting in the morning that you bagged the best man at your friend’s wedding and less severe than women in occupied countries or something because it is all about sluts using their naughty bits for fun and causing the downfall of mankind and being thrown out of the Garden of Eden and whatnot. Praise Jeebus!
There’s nothing like an old white guy telling us that he gets how serious rape is, and that bitches need to take it to term.
Also/Too: Is Gomer really saying that rapists’ babies become admirable human beings, and that’s why you want to have them?
The 9:00 minute mark begins a priceless word salad about how rescuing rapist babies is the same as running into the World Trade Center to rescue people from terrorism.
You cannot make this shit up.
Oh, gawd, we’re back to rape-rape, which is different from rape, because, you know, the female body has a way of shutting it down. And that’s why Rep. Todd Akin, the Republican nominee for Senate in Missouri, doesn’t think abortion in the case of rape is really an issue.
“Legitimate rape.” Let that one sink in for a moment.
This is the sort of magical thinking that Wingnuts often use to justify women as being sluts. She wanted it. The fact that she got pregnant following a rape/incest/whatever proves it.
UPDATE 1: I misspoke. Um, no. You said what you meant, pal.
Hey guys, remember that time when those Michigan lady legislators dared to use the clinical and anatomically correct term Vagina and was censored and condemned by the GOP Michigan legislators (who have, it seems, delicate sensibilities) for using language that they would never use in mixed company?
But anyway, it does beg the question of what language that they would use in mixed company. AmIRight?
(I can write the c-word because I am quoting MI House Representative Frank Foster…)
On Tuesday evening, Foster was visiting a home on Lansing’s south side when he walked up to the fence and asked Michigan Nurses Association staffer Julia Smith-Heck to stop mowing her lawn. They had a conversation about the “Protect Our Jobs” campaign to permanently enshrine collective bargaining rights in the Michigan Constitution, which the Michigan Nurses Association actively supports. Foster became hostile and walked away.
He returned shortly afterward, demanding again that she stop mowing, saying it was bothering his autistic son. [Foster does not have children, according to his official bio information.] Smith-Heck declined, needing to finish mowing, but ended a short while later and went across the street to talk to her neighbor.
Foster, a woman and a boy of about 3 or 4 came out and walked up to Smith-Heck and her neighbor. Foster said, “I want to introduce you to my son, Chase. I want to introduce you to the person whose night you ruined.”
He then walked away, asking Smith-Heck, “Are you going to apologize?” She responded, “For mowing my lawn?” Foster said, “So you’re not going to apologize”? She repeated, “For mowing my lawn?” Foster yelled across the street, “You’re a cunt!”
…why didn’t the MI GOPer just say that those skirts were on the rag?
“Just to be clear, despite the misinformation being spread by Reps. Brown and Byrum, and Sen. Gretchen Whitmer, there are two representatives not being recognized on the House floor today because of their actions yesterday. It has nothing to do with their gender, their religion or the topic they were discussing. All day today, we have had representatives of both parties, both genders and several different religions passionately debating important issues that will significantly impact the future of Michigan. I would urge you not to become too distracted by temper tantrums designed to score political points.”
–a spokesman for the Michigan GOP Leader of the House
You know them broads always boo-hooing about being told to shut up and not say vagina when debating women’s health and abortion, you know, when they should be in the kitchen making him a sammich and fetching him an ice-cold beer.
No one expected the Spanish Inquisition…
The National Coalition for Men, wrote to endorse the House GOP’s watered-down VAWA bill, and for those of you playing along at home, the NCM is a male-rights group dedicated to ending sex discrimination, particularly against men.
Is it just me, or is the Circus in town?
…it is actually a war on democracy to establish a theocracy. Anyway, meet Jesse Lee Peterson, who is definitely leading one of the GOP charges against women. His position is that women are responsible for mankind being shown the exit from Eden, you know, because she tempted Adam to eat the apple.
The way I understood the apple story was that women brought knowledge to men.
Death of the Media
Lord. The Ghost of Molly Ivins ought to slap those bitches silly tonight.
I cannot find a way to embed it without autoplay being on, so click the link, and sob. (BuzzFeed)
I know it may shock your tender sensibilities, but that He-man Woman-hating Club of note, the Vatican and its leader, former Nazi Youth and current Pope-a-saurus Bennie-the-Rat has had it up to it’s Prada Surplice with those men-hating women, The Nuns:
The Vatican’s assessment, issued on Wednesday, said that members of the group, the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, had challenged church teaching on homosexuality and the male-only priesthood, and promoted “radical feminist themes incompatible with the Catholic faith.”
So what were those radical feminist themes?
“I’m stunned,” said Sister Simone Campbell, executive director of Network, a Catholic social justice lobby founded by sisters. Her group was also cited in the Vatican document, along with the Leadership Conference, for focusing its work too much on poverty and economic injustice, while keeping “silent” on abortion and same-sex marriage.
As Baby Jeebus would want it to be, the end.
“Find out if your girlfriend is a feminist before you get too far into it. Some of them are pretty. They don’t all look like Bella Abzug.”
Living wood-kill Phylis Schafly was speaking at the Citadel, which leads me to think something is really wrong in the world when all these pumped up young men are seeking advice from that crusty barnacle. And B: she thinks that a cultural reference of Bella Abzug would be known to these hormonally challenged boys?
Grandpa Walnuts, of course:
GREGORY: Do you think that there is something of a war on women among Republicans?
McCAIN: I think we have to fix that. I think that there is a perception out there because of how this whole contraception issue played out — ah, we need to get off of that issue, in my view. I think we ought to respect the right of women to make choices in their lives and make that clear, and get back onto what the American people really care about.
Of course, Dancing With The Gregory does not do the obvious follow-up question asking Walnuts why he voted for the Blunt Amendment that would have allowed employers to veto women’s access to contraception through their health plans.
That’s our fee, er, Free and unfettered Media. Treasure it, people.
“Now, how can I be anti-woman? I even judged the Miss America pageant.”
From the Forbes Magazine Billionaire’s list:
Sara Blakely was 29 when she invested her then-life savings, $5,000, in an underwear venture. Spanx ended up becoming one of Oprah’s Favorite Things. She is another newcomer at $1 billion.
So a woman who made a fortune off of making other women feel bad about their bodies, and reenforcing the male ideal of beauty. See, women can do anything men do.
I’m sorry I said that you were not fit to live with the pigs.
Clearly, you are fit to live with the pigs.
PS: to all the piggies in the world, my deepest apologies to insinuate that Junkie is one of your tribe, or that you would have him.
Keep f***ing that chicken, boys.
I believe [the invasive, transvaginal probe] is something that respects the dignity of women by making sure they have necessary information.
–Gov. Bob McDonnell (R-VA)
For the record, McDonnell was opposed to the TSA pat-downs, but you know, those could happen to him.
The revised ultrasound bill passed the Senate earlier this afternoon and now heads to McDonnell for his signature…
The sniggering 10-year old boys at The Daily Caller, you know, the failed pundit and frozen teevee dinner heir Tucker Carlson’s little vanity journalism project, have a running count of Rachel Maddow saying vaginal, not to mention a looping spank-bank tape of everyone’s favorite lesbian saying it…
There is no real explanation why they have this going on, but I imagine that those boys have needs.
OK, the new poll out from Democracy Corp is only a snapshot in time, yadda-yadda-yadda, but there are some interesting points:
This survey sees a collapse of the Republican brand at almost all levels. Negatives associated with the Republican Party have not been this high since right after they lost the country in 2008. Their presumptive nominee flirts with a 50 percent negative rating and may now represent a big drag on the national party.
The Republican brand is in a state of collapse – over 50 percent of voters give the Republican Party a cool, negative rating. The presidential race and the congressional battles are interacting with each other to drive down their lead candidate, the party, and perceptions of the congressional Republicans.
Romney may be on the edge of political death. The shift against him is one of the biggest in the polls and he now competes with Republicans in Congress for unpopularity. In the summer of 1996, Bob Dole essentially was disqualified in voters’ eyes and never really recovered his footing.
So… what’s happening?
Importantly, Democrats have consolidated the new progressive voters of the Rising American Electorate who were responsible for Democratic victories in 2006 and 2008. These voters—unmarried women, young voters, and minorities—dropped off in 2010 and lagged throughout 2011. These voters have returned in a big way for Democrats, led by a resurgence and re-engagement of unmarried women.
Bad time to pick a strategy of denying contraception and mechanical rape, boys.
Imagine that you are Andrea Mitchell. Now after you finish barfing because you just woke up next to Alan Greenspan and probably saw him naked (oops, time to hurl again!), imagine you are interviewing Foster Friess, who is the guy who is bank-rolling Rick Santorum and he offers the advice of a lifetime:
- punch him in the junk.
- quit on the spot and walk off the set.
- gasp because you’ve never heard anything so gawd-awful stupid in your life.
UPDATE: I suddenly recalled this:
“Feminine confusion?” Really?
You know, I was just getting myself worked-up into a self-righteous lather over the WaPo’s stupid analysis of the Gloom and Doom debate that focused on Michele Bachmann’s French-tipped manicure (and I still wonder why they don’t analyze the manicures of the men), when I saw another article about One-L serving water to her male counterparts.
I give up.
Found the video…
At a campaign event in Kalamazoo, Michigan Thursday, Cain couldn’t contain his laughter at a supporter’s joke about Hill.
“Did you hear the latest news today?” the supporter asked. “Anita Hill is going to …,” but the rest of the joke was inaudible.
Cain doubled over in laughter for a moment and finally raised up his arms, asking with a grin, “Is she going to endorse me?”
The Cain campaign quickly dismissed the controversy.
You would think by now Cain would either really admit that this whole thing was a Mooselini-style grift to sell his stupid book, or he would try to keep his woman-hating schtick zipped up. Oh, wait…
“Hey, sugartits,” Brit did not say to the camera operator, “Wanna make $10 the hard way?”
(Media Matters has a great analysis of Brit’s stupid rant)
My regrets for not reading Richard Cohen’s (Worst Writer in the World®) column debunking the Occupy Wall Street meme that it is anti-semetic to it’s fitfull conclusion:
Occupy Wall Street has become an event for its own sake, a destination for the aimless. It is something that occurs on countless iPhone cameras, a tourist attraction with the usual vendors, the usual zaftig young women doing the usual arrhythmic dance, somehow missing the beat of many drums. The nostalgic scent of pot wafts occasionally through the air, and I feel so much younger. This, I’m sure, will bring an end to the Vietnam War.
And so there you have it: Occupy Wall Street is a fat chick who cannot dance.
Not everyone can go from defending OWS from charges of anti-semetism to being a sexist rat bastard, and that is what separates Richard Cohen Worst Writer in the World® from the wannabees.