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  • The Holy Land Verdict: A Setback for the Stealth Jihad--CAIR is staggered, too.

    11/26/2008 5:16:38 AM PST · by SJackson · 4 replies · 783+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | November 26, 2008 | Robert Spencer
    A federal jury in Dallas on Monday dealt the Stealth Jihad initiative in the United States a crushing defeat: it found five former officials of an Islamic charity, the Holy Land Foundation (HLF), guilty of funneling at least $12 million of the charity’s funds to the jihad terror group Hamas. The notorious “Muslim civil rights” group, the Council on American Islamic Relations, is involved as well, since Ghassan Elashi, a founding director of CAIR as well as founder of the group’s Texas chapter, was among those found guilty; Elashi and his co-defendants face prison sentences of up to twenty years...
  • Missouri Republican Akin loses after comments on rape

    11/07/2012 8:33:36 AM PST · by Blue Highway · 27 replies
    MSN News ^ | 11-7-12 | Kevin Murphy of Reuters
    Akin was favored to beat McCaskill until his remarks about "legitimate rape." KANSAS CITY, Missouri - Missouri Republican U.S. Senate candidate Todd Akin, who sparked a furor in August with comments about "legitimate rape," was defeated by Democratic incumbent Claire McCaskill on Tuesday. Until the rape comment, Akin was considered the favorite to beat McCaskill in a state that has trended Republican and voted for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Tuesday. But the race reversed course after Akin's comment to a television station that women have natural defenses against pregnancy from "legitimate rape." The comment drew scorn from state...
  • Erica DePalo, former 'Teacher of the Year,' accused of having sex with 15-year-old student

    09/04/2012 10:00:30 PM PDT · by South40 · 106 replies
    NBCNews ^ | 9/4/2012 | James Eng
    A woman who was named Essex County, N.J.’s “Teacher of the Year” in 2011 has been suspended from her job after being accused of having sex with a 15-year-old student. US West Orange High School teacher Erica DePalo, 33, of Montclair, was charged Friday with first-degree aggravated sexual assault, second-degree sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child, the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office announced.
  • Stars of ‘Occupy Unmasked’ Threatened with ‘Legitimate Rape’ Ahead of RNC Premiere

    08/27/2012 3:08:10 PM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 9 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 08/27/12 | Alexander Marlow
    The CEO of Breitbart News and Andrew Breitbart's life-long friend Larry Solov said, "From day one, Andrew understood intuitively that the Occupy Movement was being orchestrated by sinister forces to wage class warfare in an attempt to divide Americans. He was not the kind of person to sit back and allow that to happen, nor would he allow the media to obscure their hateful agenda." If you want to know why Andrew Breitbart wanted the film “Occupy Unmasked” made, look no further than this email:
  • Akin's own supporters want him to quit Mo. Senate race

    08/25/2012 11:50:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 96 replies
    The Washington Examiner's Washington Secrets ^ | August 25, 2012 | Paul Bedard
    Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan and the GOP establishment aren't the only ones who want Rep. Todd Akin out of the Missouri Senate race due to his controversial "legitimate rape" comments. A Missouri poll shows that even his best supporters, by a whopping 17 points, want him to drop out. Only Democrats want him to stay in the race. According to a new St. Louis Post-Dispatch/News 4 poll, self-described Akin supporters want him to quit by a 50-34 margin. His image in the new poll is abysmal, with just 17 percent viewing him favorably and 56 unfavorably. And the bottom line...
  • Illegitimate Responses to Illegitimate Rape Remarks

    08/24/2012 4:17:57 PM PDT · by Former Fetus · 3 replies
    Bible Prophecy Blog ^ | 8/24/2012 | Denny Burk
    I have been out of pocket this week and until now unable to comment on the controversy surrounding Rep. Todd Akin’s remarks about rape. As a result, much of what needs to be said in response to this enormous gaffe has already been said by others. Nevertheless, I would add one observation to the discussion that has been bugging me all week. Politics vs. Principle I have been disappointed by Republican responses to Akin that are driven more by politics than by pro-life principles. Over and over, I have seen politicos trying to dissociate the Republican presidential nominee from Akin’s...
  • The GOP’s Vitruvian Man (Do not read at meal or snack-time or w/beverages)

    08/24/2012 10:09:44 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Tucson Sentinel ^ | August 24, 2012 | Jimmy Zuma
    Leonardo da Vinci’s arguably most famous drawing is called the Vitruvian Man. You’ve seen it; it’s the one where a buff man is stretching out in two positions inside a circle. Also called The Proportions of Man, it got us thinking about what a Vitruvian Republican might look like. What are his “proportions?” The Republican Party’s latest draft platform was completed this week, just in time for next week’s Tampa convention. It gives us a pretty good idea of what Republican Man looks like. According to the platform, who is a Republican voter voting to elect? 1. A manly man...
  • Akin Controversy Costing Romney, Obama Now Leads Missouri

    08/24/2012 8:13:11 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 83 replies
    Life News ^ | August 24, 2012 | Steven Ertelt
    The controversy over the abortion-rape comments made by Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin appear to be hurting Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney. Whereas Rasmussen polling showed Romney leading pro-abortion President Barack Obama at the end of July and having Romney leading the race in the Show Me State all year, now Obama has the lead. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Missouri Voters finds President Obama with 47% support to Romney’s 46%. Three percent (3%) favor some other candidate in the race, and three percent (3%) more are undecided. At the end of July, Romney led by six...
  • Huckabee-second-look-at-todd-akin ( Huckster Strikes again to Hurt the Republican election chances)

    08/23/2012 5:06:06 PM PDT · by ncalburt · 81 replies
    HotAir ^ | AUGUST 23 ,2012 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    http://hotair.com/archives/2012/08/23/huckabee-second-look-at-todd-akin/
  • McCaskill Relishes Akin Flap

    08/23/2012 5:56:51 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 26 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 8/23/12 | Douglas Belkin and Natalie Bendavid
    ST. ROBERT, Mo.—Claire McCaskill began a sparsely attended campaign event here Thursday with this quip: "I don't know if you noticed, but my campaign has been really boring lately." The ironic line was one of the few references the Democratic senator made to the political firestorm that erupted after her opponent, U.S. Rep. Todd Akin, used the term "legitimate rape" during a TV interview Sunday. Rather than beat Mr. Akin over the head, Ms. McCaskill appears to have decided to let the wrecking ball he set in motion swing all by itself. And unlike the Republican establishment, which has called...
  • Huckabee digs in behind Akin

    08/23/2012 11:55:47 AM PDT · by TonyInOhio · 304 replies
    Politico ^ | // | Alexander Burns
    Todd Akin hasn't had many high-profile supporters with him in the trenches this week, but Mike Huckabee became an important and emphatic exception Thursday afternoon, sending a message to his own supporters accusing Republican elites of trying to drum a good man out of a winnable Senate race. Here's what Huckabee said in an email to his list this afternoon: Party’s leaders have for reasons that aren't rational, left [Akin] behind on the political battlefield, wounded and bleeding, a casualty of his self-inflicted, but not intentional wound.
  • The Left is tearing itself apart over Assange.

    08/23/2012 11:28:33 AM PDT · by managusta · 50 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 8/23/2012 | Dan Hodges
    They just can’t help themselves. Today it’s John Pilger in the New Statesman: “The pursuit of Julian Assange is an assault on freedom and a mockery of journalism”. One by one the cream of the intellectual left (and George Galloway) are lining up, in well-disciplined rows, to hurl themselves lemming-like onto the rocks of WikiLeaks. Tony Benn: “the charges are that it was a non-consensual relationship. Well that's very different from rape”. Galloway: "Even taken at its worst, if the allegations made by these two women were true, 100 per cent true, and even if a camera in the room...
  • Rasmussen Missouri Senate: McCaskill 48%, Akin 38%

    08/23/2012 8:44:23 AM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 152 replies
    rasmussenreports.com ^ | August 23, 2012 | Staff
    What a difference one TV interview can make. Embattled Democratic incumbent Claire McCaskill has now jumped to a 10-point lead over her Republican challenger, Congressman Todd Akin, in Missouri’s U.S. Senate race. Most Missouri Republicans want Akin to quit the race while most Missouri Democrats want him to stay. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in the Show Me State finds McCaskill earning 48% support to Akin’s 38%. Nine percent (9%) like some other candidate in the race, and five percent (5%) are undecided.
  • REPRISE from 2003: The Juanita Broaddrick Chapter in Hillary's Book (ghostwriter -- DFU)

    08/22/2012 6:58:34 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 8 replies
    FreeRepublic ^ | 8-2012 (orig 2003) | dfu
    The Juanita Broaddrick Chapter in Hillary's Book (ghostwriter -- DFU) | 4-2003 | dfu Posted on Monday, April 28, 2003 7:52:21 PM by doug from upland Hillary Rodham Clinton has finished her book. It will hit the bookstores soon. Unfortunately, she did not do a chapter on Juanita Broaddrick. If any of your friends actually buy her work of fiction, please give them this additional chapter to read. Someone had to do it, and I was glad to be of service. ===================================================== (SUPPLEMENTAL CHAPTER - ghostwriter Doug from Upland) I never wanted to write this (expletive deleted) chapter, but the...
  • Doctor behind Todd Akin's rape theory was a Romney surrogate in 2007

    08/21/2012 7:39:05 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 49 replies
    A physician and former president of the National Right to Life Committee, Willke was an “important surrogate” for Romney’s 2008 presidential bid. Willke is the oft-cited source of the theory that rape-related pregnancies are “rare.” The theory is sometimes used by antiabortion advocates to argue that abortion laws should not contain exceptions for pregnancies that result from rape or incest. Willke believes that trauma caused by violent rape causes a woman’s reproductive system to shut down. He presents this belief as fact in educational materials, including a book about abortion and a website called abortionfacts.com. Willke’s views – and his...
  • I say Akin was right; and AIN'T I A WOMAN?**

    08/22/2012 3:20:19 PM PDT · by shhrubbery! · 378 replies
    the conservative circular firing squad | August 22, 2012 | me
    First, I'm a woman. (Seems to be an important qualification if one is to be allowed to have an opinion on "womens' bodies.")I'm used to being attacked by the harridans of the Left, who claim that if you're a pro-life, then you're NOT A WOMAN.But I'm not used to hearing conservatives knee-jerk to the idea that something is "idiotic" just because it's politically incorrect ... according to those same rabid harridans of the Left.I think, like Akin did, that a woman's endocrine system CAN sometimes "shut down" the process of conception, or implantation, as a result of traumatic stress suffered...
  • Rape Pregnancies Are Rare

    08/22/2012 3:08:34 PM PDT · by JediJones · 92 replies
    Christian Life Resources ^ | April 1999 | John C. Willke, M.D.
    First, let's define the term "rape." When pro-lifers speak of rape pregnancies, we should commonly use the phrase "forcible rape" or "assault rape," for that specifies what we're talking about. Rape can also be statutory. Depending upon your state law, statutory rape can be consensual, but we're not addressing that here. Assault rape pregnancies are extremely rare. Most pro-lifers have heard this comment, but too often cannot back it up with facts. A candidate for office in the State of Arkansas made this comment before the last elections. He was roundly criticized and ridiculed by the opposing candidate and the...
  • Akin: Hyenas in the GOP ignore medical science, eat their own

    08/22/2012 7:43:13 PM PDT · by JediJones · 226 replies
    The slavering, slobbering hyenas in the Republican party, by tearing at the flesh of their own senatorial candidate Todd Akin, are doing their best to blow their shot at taking control of the Senate. By eating their own, they are consuming themselves. And they seem too brainless to know it. If he loses this race, it will be the fault of party poobahs, not Todd Akin. One of the party leaders actually suggested last night that the GOP try to run a third-party challenge to their own candidate. That would be a certifiably guaranteed way to forfeit victory to the...
  • In A World With A Liberal Media, Todd Akin Should Step Aside

    08/21/2012 9:43:20 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 1 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 8-21-12 | The Looking Spoon
    I say that with a heavy heart, but we NEED to win the Senate, Missouri was supposed to be easy, this guy makes sure it isn't...
  • White House Petition: Disinvite Former President Bill Clinton From the DNC Convention...

    08/20/2012 6:48:32 PM PDT · by kristinn · 20 replies
    White House We the People Petitions | Monday, August 20, 2012 | Kristinn Taylor
    Regarding the controversy about Rep. Akin's rape remarks, I have started a petition at the White House website to urge Pres. Obama to disinvite Bill Clinton from the Democrat's convention. Standards must be maintained by both parties. Please forward the link. After 150 signatures the petition will go live on the White House website. It can be seen here by those who sign up for a White House petition user acount and then can be signed. https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/disinvite-former-president-bill-clinton-dnc-convention-over-his-history-abusing-women/XCDNwcjH Dropping the s from https may help view the petition. we petition the obama administration to: Disinvite Former President Bill Clinton From the...
  • Sign The Petition To Get Todd Akin To Pull Out!

    08/20/2012 5:50:39 PM PDT · by Signalman · 15 replies
    Dick Morris ^ | 8/20/2012 | Dick Morris
    Sign The Petition To Get Todd Akin To Pull Out! 8,910 Letters and Emails Sent So Far
  • Lesbian Loses Baby After Santorum-Linked Hospital Tells Couple Domestic Partnership Invalid

    08/20/2012 11:54:19 AM PDT · by scottjewell · 43 replies
    The New Civil Rights Movement in America ^ | Aug 20 2012 | David Badash
    Brittney Leon and Terri-Ann Simonelli, a pregnant same-sex couple, went to a Las Vegas hospital where they were told their legal domestic partnership was invalid, as far as the hospital was concerned. Hours later, after being “emotionally upset” over their treatment, Brittney Leon, the pregnant mother, lost their baby. Nevada has banned same-sex marriage, but a 2009 Nevada law makes domestic partnerships equivalent to marriage, yet Spring Valley Hospital’s official policy is that same-sex couples must secure a power of attorney in order to be able to make medical decisions for each other, or even to be notified of the...
  • Akin Says He Has No Plans to Quit Missouri Senate Race

    08/20/2012 12:24:53 PM PDT · by Blackyce · 144 replies
    ABC News ^ | August 20, 2012 | Chris Good
    Akin said he has no plans to withdraw.“I don’t know that I’m the only person in public office who’s suffered from foot-in-mouth disease here, and this was a very, very serious error. On the other hand, there are so many good people in Missouri who nominated me, and they understood my heart,” Akin said.... Akin said no Republicans have called him and asked him to withdraw from the race.“No one has called me and said, ‘Todd, I think you should drop out,’” Akin said. “No one has said that. But I gather people are saying that in the media, but they didn’t specifically call...
  • British MP Says Sex With Sleeping Women Isn't Rape But 'Bad Manners' (Socialist George Galloway)

    08/20/2012 5:11:35 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 49 replies
    businessinsider.com ^ | Adam Taylor | August 20, 2012
    British MP George Galloway has created controversy in the UK for comments made about rape during a British radio broadcast. Galloway was discussing the sexual allegations against WikiLeaks mastermind Julian Assange in an episode of his "Good Night" podcast published on August 18th. The New Statesman has transcribed the controversial comments: Let's take woman A. Woman A met Julian Assange, invited him back to her flat [apartment], gave him dinner, went to bed with him, had consensual sex with him. Claims that she woke up to him having sex with her again. This is something which can happen, you know....
  • Todd Akin to withdraw from U.S. Senate race tomorrow?

    08/20/2012 12:03:25 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 42 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 08/20/2012 | Twitchy Staff
    Breaking: Senior GOP official: Akin advisors making preparations for a withdrawal tomorrow.
  • Scott Brown calls for Todd Akin to drop out of Senate race

    08/20/2012 10:25:40 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 92 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 08/20/2012 | Twitchy Staff
    As a husband and father of two young women, I found Todd Akin’s comments about women and rape outrageous, inappropriate and wrong. There is no place in our public discourse for this type of offensive thinking. Not only should he apologize, but I believe Rep. Akin’s statement was so far out of bounds that he should resign the nomination for US Senate in Missouri.
  • When Will Whoopi Come To The Defense Of Todd Akin?

    08/20/2012 7:57:50 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 10 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 8-20-12 | The Looking Spoon
    GOP candidate for senate in Missouri, Todd Akin, "misspoke" on the topic of rape...to say the least...The man has been in politics since 1989, so it's hard to believe that he could put something so sensitive so indelicately.I don't care to defend him, but I'll be happy to comment on the left's blatant hypocrisy...Remember "rape rape"? Roman Polanski RAPES a 13 year old after drugging her and the left formed a wall of silence around him.Three years later these same people are savaging Todd Akin, who didn't rape anyone, but is guilty of the more severe crime of being a...
  • Akin Tries To Explain “Legitimate Rape” Comment, Speak With KMOX’s Charlie Brennan (9:20 Central)

    08/20/2012 7:07:41 AM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 182 replies
    KMOX ^ | August 19, 2012
    Missouri Congressman Todd Akin, a conservative Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate, sparked a furor and earned a rebuke from Mitt Romney’s campaign after saying in an interview broadcast Sunday that women’s bodies can prevent pregnancies in “a legitimate rape” and that conception is rare in such cases. Akin, a six-term congressman running against incumbent Democrat Sen. Claire McCaskill, was asked in an interview on St. Louis television station KTVI if he would support abortions for women who have been raped. “It seems to me first of all, from what I understand from doctors, that’s really rare,” Akin said. “If...