Excuse Me Paul Ryan and Todd Akin, Was Josef Fritzl a Legitimate Rapist or an Illegitimate Rapist?

Unless you have the mindset of a stone age tool-maker, rape doesn't need a qualifier or new definition. Rape is rape. Period.

After Todd Akin's confession of his caveman logic on redefining rape, I asked on Facebook, "Serious(ly), if willful ignorance has not infected the 21st Century GOP, then what's going on?"  A friend of mine replied, "Their actions are willful, not sure that it's ignorance. Perhaps willful cruelty, greed, contempt, arrogance, abusive, belittling, misleading, spiteful, denigration..."

Now it comes out that not only did Todd Akin not "mis-speak" he co-sponsored a bill with none other than Vice-Presidential nominee Paul Ryan to redefine rape.  Unless you have the mindset of a Stone Age toolmaker, rape doesn't need a qualifier or new definition.  Rape is rape.  Period.

Many may remember the disgusting excuse for a man Josef Fritzl who kept his daughter in his basement for 24 years and raped her over and over until she had seven kids.  For 24 years, his daughter and three of her children "never saw the light of day."

Does this incestuous rape case really need a qualifier?  Incest is incest and rape is rape.  Todd Akin and Paul Ryan, are you really saying that Elisabeth Fritzl was not a victim of legitimate, forceful rape?  Are you saying that she didn't choose to shut her body down?  Are you saying she liked it?

This is more than immoral.  This is abhorrent and disgusting cruelty and Paul Ryan and Todd Akin's attempts to redefine rape to match their religious dogma is as my friend said, "willful cruelty, greed, contempt, arrogance, abuse," and every other word for offensive that the English language has ever devised.

The 21st Century GOP has fallen from grace.  They have no likeness to their 1950s counterparts and they are as far from their 1860s founders as a rapist is from sanity.

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Integr8er September 07, 2012 at 03:38 AM
are you going to whip out your checkbook and write a check for a few thousand dollars Why is that so far fetched to you when you write a check for MANY thousands of dollars for your Health Insurance? You do realize that insurcance companies ALWAYS take in more than they pay out for your care right? YES YOU CAN PAY FOR YOUR OWN CARE!! THAT IS WHAT HEALTH SAVING ACCTS ARE ALL ABOUT!! Wow so they don't pay for an ED drug, but they should pay to kill a small child??? Crazy!
Karl Frank Jr. September 07, 2012 at 03:49 AM
INmahgainer, What would it take to make you care? Those are links to my posts, not some other site. If you are talking about my tendency to cite my sources, I think that speaks for itself. As the old saying goes, opinions are like navels, everybody has one. If sources aren't cited, then credibility shouldn't be granted a priori. I don't mean to put words in your mouth, but it sounds to me you are of the mindset it doesn't matter what the objective evidence may be, you're mind is made up. That's an interesting way to live...I guess.
Sensible? I think so September 08, 2012 at 02:11 PM
"you are asking what the definition of "IS" is again." No, I'm asking: "Is a blastocyst a baby?" It should be really easy to explain based on your claims: "that is what is right" "it is the right answer" "it is a simple fact" "it is as simple as it gets" "there are facts in the world, and this is one of them" "I have spoken fact and truth" "you just try to deflect and reposition" Another "fact"? "When you have no argument," attack the person, even if you have to make up the attack. "I am done with you" Just like you dropped the acute/chronic stress discussion above when you couldn't defend your claim (that even your sources contradict). I'll borrow Karl's words: "I don't mean to put words in your mouth, but it sounds to me you are of the mindset it doesn't matter what the objective evidence may be, your mind is made up. That's an interesting way to live...I guess." And as long as you don't attempt to impose your "facts", "truths", or beliefs on me or make me pay for them, they don't matter to me.
Karl Frank Jr. September 08, 2012 at 02:24 PM
Just to reiterate, the rate of pregnancy is the same in rapes and consensual unprotected sex. http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/context-and-variation/2012/08/20/here-is-some-legitimate-science-on-pregnancy-and-rape/
BTesh September 11, 2012 at 03:05 AM


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