This is an outstanding and humorous blog entry reflecting on the outlandish statement from Mr. Todd Akin this weekend.
Todd Akin Has Figured Out My Secret «.
In case you missed the hoo-haw:
Here’s the President’s response:
“Rape is rape,” the president said. “And the idea that we should be parsing, qualifying and slicing what qualifies as rape doesn’t make sense to me and doesn’t make sense to the American people…. What I think these comments do underscore is why we shouldn’t have a bunch of pols, the majority of whom are men, making health-care decisions on behalf of women.”
Mr. Akin has since apologized:
“Rape is an evil act. I used the wrong words in the wrong way and for that I apologize,” Akin says in the ad. “As the father of two daughters, I want tough justice for predators. I have a compassionate heart for the victims of sexual assault. I pray for them.”
I’m personally just glad to know my reproductive system is so advanced.
UPDATE: Mr. Akin will NOT leave the race for Governor. He is in it to the end.
My favorite response? “Imagine the anguish that the GOP must be feeling: being compelled by law to carry to term something that they really don’t want…”
Vagina is a 6 Letter Word « Margaret and Helen.
In light of the banning of two female representatives from speaking on the house floor due to using the anatomically correct term “vagina,” I am thrilled beyond measure to read this blog written by an octogenarian.
If you can’t stand to even hear the word, gentlemen, don’t tell us what to do with ours.
Last night, a three-vortex, EF4 tornado tore a mile-wide, six-mile long swath of destruction through Joplin, MO, a town that’s about 280 miles from St. Louis.
As of this morning, 89 people are confirmed dead and many missing. The hospital was in the direct path of the tornado and lost most of the entire top floor of the building along with devastating damage.
Here is a slideshow of the devastation: Joplin, MO 5-23-11. The hospital was horribly damaged. Five patients and one visitor are confirmed dead.
Send prayers, thoughts, energy-whatever you wish to send-to Joplin’s residents. They’re getting hit again this morning with severe thunderstorms, hail, and rain.
After you’re done praying, if you want to do more, here are some links:
American Red Cross – Money, energy, and blood donations. You can make a $10 donation by texting REDCROSS to 90999. Standard data rates may apply.
Salvation Army – Money, energy, food donations. You can make a $10 donation by texting ARMY to 90999. Standard data rates may apply.
God Bless Joplin, MO.
UPDATE: Death toll is now 117 and rising. This is the most destructive tornado to hit one town in the US since 1953. More storms today.
UPDATE: 5-25: Death toll over 120. More tornadoes expected again today.
Well, here it is at last! Thanks to the revelation from a complicated, bible-based, mathematical equation, we now know that the world will enter the beginning of “the end” tomorrow. (There will be five months of upheaval for those of us remaining behind.)
For those of you wondering, here’s the equation:
“The equation he came up with is a self-made formula of numbers derived from a series of significant religious events – the founding of the state of Israel in 1948, Jesus’ order to “flee into the mountains” in Matthew 24, and the jubilee year of 1994.
The number five, says Camping, represents atonement.
10 represents completeness.
17 represents heaven.
“A genius could not understand this,” he said, “because God has to open your mind to allow you to understand this.”
In Fitzpatrick’s book, Camping argues that the Bible is filled with special meaning.
Using the three numbers, if you multiply atonement, completeness and heaven, and then, multiply the sum by itself again, you end up with 722,500 i.e. (5 x 10 x 17) x (5 x 10 x 17) = 722,500.
If you add the number of days on from the crucifixion, you arrive at, at least in Camping’s view, May 21, 2011, the day of the end of the world.
Link to the article.
Personal opinion: This is the third time he’s said this and I’m pretty sure he’ll be wrong this time, too. If not, well, not much I can do about it, except use the next 5 months to get as safe as I can and maybe survive the earth’s disasters.
What are you going to do with your remaining time?
Entirely happy to know you! (Just in case 😉 )