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Last week, Paul Ryan gave an interview in which, defending his position that there should be no excuses for abortion, he referred to rape as a “method of conception.”
Wow, right? Talk about a benign euphemism. Rape —RAPE! — is now a “method of conception.” You know, like love-making, just without the love.
There could be no greater testament to the utter abdication of responsibility by what passes for a “news” media in America in 2012 than that, despite the grotesquerie of this cavalierly callous comment, chances are better than good that this is the first you’re hearing of it.
Here, watch it — and try to figure out why this has gotten NO MAINSTREAM MEDIA play (not even here at the Huffington Post) despite it being, to my mind, a far more offensive remark than Todd Akin’s imbecilic blurt of last weekend. What, are we tired of stupid remarks about rape now, so Ryan gets a free pass?
Given the demands for Akin’s resignation from a mere Senate race when his musings on “legitimate rape” were publicized, what do you imagine the reaction would be if people were as familiar with VP wannabe Ryan’s stunning statement? Might there be a cacophony of outrage? Might there be calls for his resignation from the ticket? Might there be a focus on how fundamentally oblivious these people who would make our laws are to not just women’s but humans’ rights and dignity? Sure, there might, but then of course people would have to have heard about it.
According to the man who would be the proverbial heartbeat away from the White House, and who in any event would — given Romney’s utter hollowness — have an inordinate influence on the judicial appointments that will determine how much freedom our children get to live under, RAPE = “METHOD OF CONCEPTION.” And yet, unless you’re a frequenter of one of a dozen or so lefty blogs — or my friend on Facebook — you probably knew nothing about it.
I truly despair for the country my 14-year-old daughter is inheriting. That a remark this intensely revealing of the danger posed by this ticket can go basically unreported is as nauseating to me as the quote itself.
YOU awesome readers heard about, because I love you enough to keep you in the loop. I don’t know what the rest of the media is doing with their time.
if i were to watch doctor who where do you think i should start?
Well, greyface, that would be up to you. I started back in 2005 when the reboot with Christopher Eccleston and Billie Piper aired and I’ve followed it since.
Though a few people I know, at least one I personally introduced to it, started with arguably one of the most well-received episodes, “Blink”.
Some people, myself included, are watching Classic Who (of which there is a heck of a lot) as well now that DW doesn’t air until September 1st.
So the choice you have to make if you want to start watching it (which you should ;) ) is do you want to see right away what people love about the series and dive in afterwards; or would you prefer to start at the beginning and have to wait for the best episodes?
Or I suppose you could watch Season 7 starting Sept. 1st, but that might have spoilers in it from Season 5 or 6.
I personally would start at the beginning.
But it’s up to you :) I hope you love it, because I do. It’s a brilliant show filled with fun, nonsense, sadness and crying, hilarity, epic monologues, and just all-around excellence. :D
In Arizona, women are now legally pregnant two weeks before conception, according to a new law, the Orwellianly-named, “Women’s Health and Safety Act,” signed yesterday by Republican Governor Jan Brewer. The scientifically, medically, ethically, and intellectually dishonest legislation is designed to reduce the amount of time a woman is allowed to have a legal abortion, and is one of the most draconian bills to become law in America.
The bill was sponsored by extremist Arizona State Rep. Kimberly Yee, (image, below)
I will never, EVER, live in Arizona. I might drive through it to see the Grand Canyon, but then I’m leaving.