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Monday, September 17, 2012

Most definitely OT -- RANT

I'm going to apologize in advance, y'all. I don't usually blog about anything to do with politics or religion. But I just read something that blew my head apart, and I simply cannot keep quiet.

WARNING: The following contains blasphemy. If this will offend you, please, please don't read it.

So, remember Todd Akin? The Missouri senator who, a couple of weeks ago, started a firestorm by claiming that women who are "legitimately raped" won't get pregnant, because their bodies will "shut it down"? Of course you do. It appears that the GOP is not too pleased with him (cue the understatement font here) and many have withdrawn their support for his re-election.

Today, his wife (someone actually married that asshat??) came out swinging, saying that the GOP's attempts to get her hubby to withdraw are akin to rape. (Say what??) Lulli Akin (what the @#$% kind of name is Lulli??) also claimed that their tyranny is reminiscent of the American Revolution. Gee, Lulli. Exaggerate much?

Later in the Talking Points Memo article that I read, Lulli is quoted as saying it doesn't matter if the campaign donations are small, because "God will increase them." So if Akin receives a paltry sum, all that the campaign manager (his son, BTW) has to do is say, "God, multiply it. Make it pay."

Really?????

Is that how things work? I am flabbergasted! And here I've been, all these years, operating under the assumption that if I want money, I have to perform some manner of work for it. What a fool I've been! All I have to do is ask the Bank of God!

Hey, Big Guy! I have a few singles and a couple of 20s in my wallet. Couldja please multiply those into, say, several hundred thousand? That would be peachy! I don't want to be too greedy and ask for millions -- I just want enough to tide me over for, well, the rest of my life, with good housing, proper health care and enough money to provide my body with nutrients without having to resort to Purina Cat Chow.

(Hmm. Just remembered the skyrocketing costs of health care. Perhaps I'll need millions after all.)

And since you're so good at math, God, how about some subtraction as well as addition? Subtract at least half the amount of mouth-breathing, racist, homophobic dumbass morons from the planet, and add on a whole bunch more who possess healthy, functioning brain cells and reasonable minds? Think more Hawking, less Honey Boo Boo. Or more Plato and less Palin.

I know, I know. If you were to rid the world of ALL the idiots, that would take up all your time and you wouldn't have any left over for your other requested tasks, like detouring hurricanes for the Republican National Convention. But half would be a good start.

I swear, every time I think I've heard the most asinine thing that could ever be uttered, someone comes along and lowers the moron bar. No, you @#$%ing twit. Money doesn't magically multiply like a benediction. Your husband stuck his foot in his face and now he's reaping the fallout. Deal with it.

(if you want to see the article, it's here.)

Ugh. Ugh multiplied. Rant over.


23 comments:

  1. My my! That certainly is quite the rant! I think that guy did stick his foot in his mouth, though I didn't take it as most did. I thought he was trying to refer to a rape considered "legitimate" according to the definition by law. I don't think he really meant any rape is really legitimate in the way it was taken. As for a woman's system shutting down, baloney! Tell that to all the women who got pregnant after a rape.

    I think he is toast. As for his wife, maybe he is very good to her so her tiger claws came out. Who knows.

    I agree it would be nice if there weren't any religious fanatics in the world. A lot of wars are started because of religion. The other main reason is greed.

    And don't get me started on the combination of religion and the state. Put those two together and you have a recipe for disaster. When religion uses the arm of the state to enforce its belief systems, you have nothing but chaos and tyranny.

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  2. Bobbie Jo -- LOL... I did get a bit worked up. But the gall of that statement was simply too much for me. The world is crammed with needy, hungry and homeless people, but God is going to give money to Akin's campaign?? Get real!

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  3. I think it is a case of presumption. But I can't make that judgement.

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  4. Dear Erica,

    Your reaction was entirely in direct proportion to the magnitude of outrage any thinking person would feel. I'm sorry to say that not only is Todd Akin my representative here in Missouri, but in my neighborhood, almost every other lawn has an Akin sign on it during the lead up to a congressional election. We'll see what sprouts up
    around here as November approaches. We joke about collecting the signs and having a high school homecoming-style bonfire.

    Akin is such a profound ignoramus, it's difficult to imagine. He also said the following just over a year ago: "The heart of liberalism is a hatred for God."

    Here's hoping he is indeed toast in this election and that Claire McCaskill prevails!

    -L

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  5. L -- it does indeed seem that he is toast. But it also seems that he and his Lulli-pop will not slip away quietly.

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  6. Hi Erica -- Yeah right like money can multiply just like magic LOL,If that was true we would all be filthy bloody rich and wouldn't want or need for anything UGHHHHHHH,This world is full of loser's and idiot's and i don't see it getting any better any time soon :-( LULLIPOP HEHEHE LOL.Much Love and hug's from naughty girl Jade

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  7. I love your razor wit! That Lulli and her thugband remind me of this redneck I knew... told me that women can't get pregnant unless they orgasm, so he assured me that "I just reckon to not let her orgasm, ya see... save me a pile of cash!"

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  8. Dear Erica - Rant away

    The saddest thing is this is just a diversion. This guy doesn't care about whether you were raped or not, in this thing I am loathe to call a mind life begins at conception and then that life is more important than anything else, until the baby is born that is. These people just infuriate me even though I am not affected by any part of this any longer there are far too many old white men trying to restore an old order that has had it's time. As long as I can I will speak out. Stepping off my soapbox.

    Emanuele

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  9. I saw a quote from Wanda Sykes that cracked me up: "I'm a black, gay woman. The only way to make the GOP hate me more is to send them a video of me rolling around in Welfare checks."

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  10. Sorry about the double comment. Today I was trying to leave a comment for Ronnie, she said something nice about my stupid song, and I thought I would try Google+. Big mistake. I got to this list of people and I was supposed to group them. I got to your name. What now: Friend, Acquaintance, Family, Women that I have annoyed since I started blogging. Uncertain I moved on and came to Zelle; I scratched my head and closed the page.

    Hugs

    Emanuele

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  11. Here's to off topic political rants! Feels good, doesn't it?!

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  12. Jade -- I guess 47% of us have to work for our money, and the other 53% simply ask God for it. ;-)

    aropedeevil -- seriously? He really believed that?? oh my god...

    Emanuele -- well, since even his own party is denouncing him, I don't see him going too far.

    Dave -- ah, I love Wanda. She tells it like it is; she always has!

    E. -- I have carefully avoided Google+. Just seems like another way to get roped into something where people are IMing me when I don't want to be IMed. :-D

    SS -- y'know, I don't do it very often, but dammit, I was PISSED! I did feel a bit of gleeful relief afterward. (grinning)

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  13. Bravo, Bravo, Erica. And thank you for getting 'pissed off', at Todd Akin and his wife Lulli. And since this the Jewish Holiday seanson. NO ONE, and I mean NO ONE, should invite these TWO SCHMUCKS for dinner. Did not William Shakespeare say. "What fool's we mortal's be". Wife Lulli, sounds like Marie Antoinette's quote. "Let them eat cake". And you know what happened to her.

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  14. Six -- I think this may be the first time that Shakespeare, Marie Antoinette and the Jewish holidays have all been mentioned in the same paragraph. :-)

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  15. Six, that was an awesome comment, great quotes from all over the place.

    Erica, I think you actually were pretty calm considering the idiotic comments being thrown around. Reading comments like the ones from Mr and Mrs Akin I feel like demanding they stop using up our oxygen.

    Bobbie Jo, You make a good and balanced argument. Maybe there is some context lacking. Maybe Mr Akin didn't mean exactly what he said. However, I'm skeptical. Mostly because it's been over a week since his "legitimate rape" comment and I don't think he has offered an clarification or retraction. I mean if he'd come out the next day and said, "Sorry, what I meant was.... My apologies." People probably would have let it blow over. But he stuck to his guns. I'd also like to point out, he wasn't talking about rape in the legal sense, but the biological sense. So "legal definition" doesn't really fit in the context of his comments.

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  16. Anonymous -- if you want to laugh yourself sick, go check out the comments posted to the original article I linked to. Oh my God... People are in rare form! Example:

    "I had pancakes this morning. I felt raped, because pancakes are like rape. It was a small rape, however Jesus multiplied the rape in much the same way he multiples fish and loaves. I was raped multiple times.....or at least it felt like it. It was the rapiest rape of all time. My personal relationship with Jesus is one of rape....super rapey rape. I know the pain of Lucretia....for I am a victim of rape. Rape I say.....did I mention the rape?"

    Comment to the above: "I find this offensive! The only way your having to eat pancakes is like rape is if you had been expecting waffles instead and had pancakes forced on you. *That* is exactly like rape. But if all you had to do was eat pancakes, then I feel you must have asked for them in some way."

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  17. I have some problems with some of what is being said. It seems that people can make fun of Jesus and Christianity, but don't you dare make fun of any other religion. Seems like a double standard to me. I mean take a look at all the hatred just because some guy made a stupid movie. Seems like there are those these days who just want an excuse to be offended, regardless of what it is, and take it out on others.

    I'm not against having a rant. I can have my own rant about how people use religious tenets as a valid reason to persecute others. It is just not right. And given the way the world is right now, I have a feeling it is only going to get worse before it gets better.

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  18. Bobbie Jo -- I rant about religion, period. I cannot speak for any others on here, but I can't stand extremes in any religion or culture, my own included.

    Orthodox Jews disown their children and pretend they're dead if they marry outside the faith. I think that's a travesty and I'm not afraid to say so.

    My point in this rant was not about religion per se. It was about the gall of this woman, talking like she's in on some sort of special privilege that the rest of us mere mortals can't have. And her defending her oaf of a husband when even his own party knows he blew it, big time.

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  19. Never heard of this guy but he sounds like an idiot. I can't seem to go a day without hearing about Romney or Obama though. Romney because I live in Utah and since he's Mormon and not from Utah we must all hear about him why, again?

    Obama because I work in healthcare. "You expect me to read this 3 page consent form for my appointment? Damn Obamacare." Pretty sure consent forms have existed long before you heard of Pres Obama. *rolling eyes* It's become a running joke with one of my friends that anytime someone dislikes anything it gets blamed on Obama. "These satin sheets are too slippery! Damn Obamacare!" *shaking fist*

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  20. I don't like it, either. I just read her statements and she seems so sure it is God's will that her husband win the race with no thought that it just might not be according to her religion. Right now, it seems both of them are engaging in presumption. That is being sure it is one way when it could be the opposite. Sad. I wonder if she will next invoke The Inquisition.

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  21. Lea -- I cannot wait until this election is behind us. It's getting uglier by the day.

    As for Obamacare or any other kind of healthcare, nooooo comment. I still pay $965 a month for my health insurance.

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  22. There's nothing better than a good Erica rant. Sorry I'm so late to the party for this one! He's still stumpin' it in his home state and spewing the word that he thinks he can win. I think most people (Christian loving Missouri Republicans to boot) are backing slowly out of the room...

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  23. Craig -- yup, a sinking ship is a sinking ship, red or blue.

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