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Hi! I’m a rapist. I’m one of those men who likes to force myself on women without their consent.....

***Disclaimer*** While this is correctly deemed "satire", this open letter to conservatives may very likely 'trigger' deep emotional responses in women who have been raped, women who have become pregnant as a result of rape, and women who have given birth and raised the child born of the rape.

Women like me. I hope at some point to be able to put my life experiences into words, the incest at the hands of my grandfather, the several molestations and near molestations as a child, the first time I was raped at age 14, the suicide attempt immediately thereafter, the last time I was raped at age 17, and the subsequent pregnancy from this rape. The emotional damage I incurred over the first 18 years of my life lasts to this day.

Triggers.

Todd Akin triggered an emotional breakdown several months ago. And damn near every day I read something else proposed by the GOP that triggers me back yet again... I want to write of this, but I am terrified at the same time. I kept my baby and he is now a man who looks just like my rapist. I am 58 years old, but the trauma of these experiences have left me as broken and scared. The scars will never heal.

I don't know why I just shared this, but I am going to post it and deal with the pain as it comes.

The reason for this post:

A Fan Letter to Certain Conservative Politicians

October 25, 2012 By John Scalzi

WARNING: this post is going to be oh-so-very-triggery for victims of rape and sexual assault. I am not kidding.

Dear certain conservative politicians:

Hi! I’m a rapist. I’m one of those men who likes to force myself on women without their consent or desire and then batter them sexually. The details of how I do this are not particularly important at the moment — although I love when you try to make distinctions about “forcible rape” or “legitimate rape” because that gives me all sorts of wiggle room — but I will tell you one of the details about why I do it: I like to control women and, also and independently, I like to remind them how little control they have. There’s just something about making the point to a woman that her consent and her control of her own body is not relevant against the need for a man to possess that body and control it that just plain gets me off. A guy’s got needs, you know? And my need is for control. Sweet, sweet control.

So I want to take time out of my schedule to thank you for supporting my right to control a woman’s life, not just when I’m raping her, but for all the rest of her life as well.

Ah, I see by your surprised face that you at the very least claim to have no idea what I’m talking about. Well, here’s the thing. Every time you say “I oppose a woman’s right to abortion, even in cases of rape,” what you’re also saying is “I believe that a man who rapes a woman has more of a right to control a woman’s body and life than that woman does.”

Oh, look. That surprised face again. All right, then. On the chance that you’re not giving me that surprised face just for the sake of public appearances, let me explain it to you, because it’s important for me that you know just how much I appreciate everything you’re doing for me.

So, let’s say I’ve raped a woman, as I do, because it’s my thing. I’ve had my fun, reminding that woman where she stands on the whole “being able to control things about her life” thing. But wait! There’s more. Since I didn’t use a condom (maybe I’m confident I can get other people to believe it was consensual, you see, or maybe I just like it that way), one thing has led to another and I’ve gotten this woman pregnant.


Full text of open letter


**Satire Alert** BARACK OBAMA: PURE EVIL

*disclaimer: I am sharing a 2 min SATIRICAL political ad that may well have been created by The Rude Pundit's evil, pure evil, DEMOCRAT voting twin. Satire, funny stuff, NSFW 'cause the language is, well - rude punditry. Oh, don't let small children near the screen when viewing. Enjoy.

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Employment meme I'm seeing all over the net today: Obama destroys jobs.

Really?


Independent Contractor my ass... Guy arrested in VA for tossing ballots is employed by GOP!!

Look at his RESUME!!


I am not joking!!! LOOK at this mother fletcher!!!!!!!!

Someone post the image, please? TTTIA!!

When Morals & Politics Cross, Conservatives Ignore Their Bible & Go In For the Kill…

From FreakoutNation

When Morals & Politics Cross, Conservatives Ignore Their Bible & Go In For the Kill On a Religious Charity

By now we've all heard the story of how Paul Ryan and company “ramrodded” their way into a soup kitchen in Youngstown, Ohio this past Saturday, only to pose for a photo-op by washing pans that had been specifically requested by a Ryan campaign staff member after almost all the staff and patrons had left. The entire event was described by Juanita Sherba, St. Vincent’s Saturday coordinator for the dining hall. “It was the phoniest piece of baloney I've ever been associated with.” Ms. Sherba said to the local reporters for Vindy.com. “In hindsight, I would have never let him in the door.”

But that’s only part of the story…

The soup kitchen is operated by the Mahoning County’s St. Vincent de Paul Society. Located on Front Street in downtown Youngstown, deep in the heart of the “Rust Belt”, it is an area that was devastated when the steel industry began to vacate 35 years ago last month. The area has never fully recovered from the loss and the soup kitchen is still badly needed to this day.

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Not only were there calls on Facebook threatening his position and the donations to the charity, according to The Huffington Post in a phone interview with Antel, hundreds of phone calls flooded their office, most of them anonymous. The effect of monetary losses have been big. “It appears to be a substantial amount,” Antal said. “You can rest assured there has been a substantial backlash.” He goes on to say doesn’t understand why donors would take out their frustration over the incident on those who can’t afford to pay for their own meals. “I’m a volunteer,’ he told HuffPo. “I receive zero compensation. Withholding donations is only going to hurt the over 100,000 we serve annually.”

Read entire article

There is substantially more in the article - examples of hatred and hypocrisy, as well as several ways to donate to this kitchen. You know, the right-wing almost never surprises me, and then I read stuff like this.

Off to donate what I can.

Polls, Polls!! Who has the polls??!!?? Get your polls here!!!

MSNBC

Currently:

Obama - 90.04%

rMoney - 9.96%

Please post your polls here!! Thanks!!

PS: President Obama kicks ass!!!

Hamdan conviction overturned (Final Update)

Source: Scotus Blog

The D.C. Circuit Court on Tuesday threw out one of the earliest post-9/11 military convictions of a terrorism suspect, putting in doubt the use of the commission system to try war crimes charges for events that occurred years earlier. The ruling by a three-judge panel voided the conviction of Salim Ahmed Hamdan, a Yemeni national who no longer is held by the U.S. military. He completed his sentence, and was sent home, but the Circuit Court said his case still involved an active controversy.

Hamdan, who often has been described by the U.S. government as a driver for Osama bin Laden, was convicted of the war crime of “material support for terrorism.” The Circuit Court, however, said that was not a crime at the time of the events for which he was prosecuted under a 2006 law – the Military Commissions Act. The panel said it ruled that way in order to avoid a constitutional question of whether the Hamdan trial violated the Constitution’s ban on ex post facto prosecution.

It was not immediately clear how far the ruling would reach for coming or other past prosecutions by military commissions at Guantanamo Bay. The same charge that was leveled against Hamdan — material support — has been made against several other detainees there. In fact, the government has relied heavily upon that kind of charge, on the theory that it would be fairly easy to prove.

Ironically, Congress had passed that law after Hamdan had won an earlier Supreme Court ruling, nullifying President George W. Bush’s creation — by presidential order — of a system of military tribunals for war crimes cases. The charges against him, pursued under the 2006 act of Congress, were based on alleged activities in Afghanistan between 1996 and 2001, when he was captured there.

Read more: http://www.scotusblog.com/2012/10/hamdan-conviction-overturned/

Forbes: Ryan's Despicable Soup Kitchen Antics Perfect Metaphor For GOP Ticket's Disrespect For Poor

Ric Ungar writes another spot on OpEd in Forbes:

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And while the photographs and news footage would tell the story of Congressman Ryan as a caring conservative just looking to extend a helping hand, with each click of the shutter and roll of the video camera, St. Vincent was being put deeper and deeper in jeopardy of losing critical funding that allows their doors to stay open.

As Mr. Antal noted, “I can’t afford to lose funding from these private individuals. If this was the Democrats, I’d have the same exact problem.”

Upon learning of the mistake the campaign had made, certainly Mr. Ryan’s spokespeople came forward to apologize and set the record straight, right? Certainly the Romney-Ryan campaign made the effort to issue a statement that would inform anyone who is a donor to the charity— or considering becoming one—that, while their intentions were noble (false photo ops aside), they had inadvertently caused a problem for the soup kitchen and that nobody should hold the charity responsible for playing politics as that was not what had occurred. Surely they would have done this in an effort to help St. Vincent out of a jam the campaign had created, yes?

Nope.

You see, the GOP ticket—led by a man who actually wrote a book called “No Apology”— doesn’t roll that way.


Full article

The Economist: Real Stock Mkt gains 1929-2011 - Dem Presidents 300%, GOP Presidents 0%

DEVASTING fact. Devastating!! Share the news.

Shockwave live chart at the link:

http://www.economist.com/blogs/graphicdetail/2012/10/live-chart?bclid=0&bctid=1887512331001

Ryan looked (looks) and moved (moves) exactly like Gomer Pyle. That is all.

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