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  • Todd Akin: Some of my staff ‘conceived in rape'

    07/17/2014 9:56:51 AM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 92 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/17/14 | Jonathan Topaz
    A defiant Todd Akin on Thursday conceded he “misspoke some words” regarding his infamous 2012 comments on rape, but he cast blame on those in both parties for politicizing them. In an interview on MSNBC, the 2012 Missouri Republican Senate nominee didn’t spare anyone criticism, calling out by name Bill and Hillary Clinton, the Democratic Party, Karl Rove, Senate Republican leadership and the political media. Continue Reading Text Size - + reset Advertisement Latest on POLITICO Marine general questions Obama on Afghanistan Boehner casts doubt on border deal Snowden: Not 'scared' about future Reid blasts Cruz on immigration Hillary PAC...
  • Salon's Joan Walsh Defends Hillary's Rapist Defense: 'I'm Sure She Would Take That Laughter Back'

    07/08/2014 9:07:35 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 10 replies
    Perhaps because there was no longer any plausible deniability about the existence of the story, MSNBC's Chris Matthews tonight devoted a segment to the controversy, bringing on Bernard Center founder Michelle Bernard and Salon's Joan Walsh to discuss the matter. While all three agreed that the controversy would in no way sink Mrs. Clinton's 2016 prospects, Walsh was particularly vociferous in her defense of Clinton, while Matthews and Bernard were critical of the former first lady. At one point, a testy Walsh charged Bernard with twisting the facts of the story.
  • Oxford Union Rape Case Shows That Consent Is Never Black and White

    06/30/2014 9:05:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 50 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 30 Jun 2014 | Claire Cohen
    The sorry tale of Ben Sullivan only serves to show how complex the issues surrounding rape allegations have become, writes Claire CohenLast week, the 21-year-old president of the Oxford Union was cleared of all charges against him – having been accused of the rape, and attempted rape, of two students last year. Now, leaked documents appear to show one of the women admitting online that their encounter was ‘consensual’, almost a year before Sullivan’s arrest. It’s tempting to see these leaked documents as containing a tacit admission of consent. But that would be an over-simplification. Yes, the woman seems to...
  • Pedophile teacher abused scores as clues

    05/13/2014 6:19:52 AM PDT · by mgist · 46 replies
    wistv ^ | 5/13/14 | MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN
    Pedophile teacher abused scores as clues missed He was one of the most beloved teachers in the small world of international schools that serve the children of diplomats, well-off American expatriates and local elites. He was often the first to arrive in the morning, and the last to leave each day. He led students on class trips to exotic places, treating them to cookies and milk at bedtime. That was the public persona of William Vahey, carefully crafted over four decades until a maid cleaning his home in Nicaragua stole a 16-gigabyte memory drive. There, in photograph after photograph, was...
  • Who Really Created the ‘Rape Culture’?

    05/09/2014 7:02:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/09/2014 | Mona Charen
    ‘Two, four, six, eight. Stop the violence. Stop the rape.” So chanted a group of Ohio University students calling themselves “f***rapeculture” at a protest a couple of years ago. Rape-culture activists have become a fixture on campuses throughout the country, and now, 55 colleges — including Harvard, Princeton, and Berkeley — are under federal investigation for mishandling sexual-assault complaints. Some of my conservative/libertarian sisters have pointed out that the statistics on sexual assault are wildly inflated. Christina Hoff Sommers notes that the “one in five women are victims of rape” statistic that the Centers for Disease Control popularized (and that...
  • Texas Judge Said 14-Year-Old in Rape Case ‘Wasn’t the Victim She Claimed to Be’ (Democrat WOW)

    05/05/2014 5:42:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 80 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 5/5 | Joe Coscarelli
    State District Judge Jeanine Howard of Dallas has removed herself from a controversial rape case after questioning the victim's innocence and sentencing the admitted rapist to community service at a rape crisis center. Yes, really. Howard voluntary recused herself following an interview with the Dallas Morning News last week, in which she said the girl, 14 at the time, "wasn't the victim she claimed to be," and the attacker, then 18, "is not your typical sex offender." The judge, a Democrat running unopposed for reelection in the fall, cited medical records that showed the girl's past sexual activity and that...
  • Elmo’s Voice Cleared of Sex Abuse Charges (Statute of Limitations)

    04/24/2014 3:41:49 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    Time ^ | April 23, 2014 | Denver Nicks
    Kevin Clash, the voice of everyone’s favorite ticklish red puppet, resigned from Sesame Street amid allegations of sexual abuse, but the case was dismissed and recently upheld due to "statute of limitations," an attorney for one of the accusers said. SNIP “The case was dismissed because of the statute of limitations. There is no ruling on the merits,” said an attorney for Sheldon Stephens, 25, Clash’s first accuser. SNIP
  • HOLLYWOOD CHILD RAPE SCANDAL: THREE EXECS NAMED AS ALLEGED ABUSERS

    04/21/2014 4:28:20 PM PDT · by bkopto · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Apr 21, 2014 | John Nolte
    Lawsuits alleging the sexual abuse of minors in a Hollywood pedophilia ring were filed in Hawaii Monday against three prominent Hollywood executives: David Neuman, Gary Goddard, and Garth Ancier. The suits were announced at the Four Seasons Hotel by Jeff Herman, the attorney representing Michael Egan, the man who alleges he was sexually abused by "X-Men" director Bryan Singer as a teen. Variety reports that: Ancier is the former president of BBC Worldwide America and headed the Fox entertainment group while Neuman is the former president of Disney TV. Goddard heads a design firm in Los Angeles which has created...
  • Homosexual Director of Camp Modeled After BoyScouts Arrested For Sexually Assaulting Multiple Boys

    04/22/2014 5:20:40 PM PDT · by icwhatudo · 33 replies
    Times-Herald ^ | 4/22/2014
    RICHMOND — The arrest of a middle school teacher on suspicion of child sexual abuse this week has raised questions about the West Contra Costa Unified School District's hiring practices, because the teacher was hired while police were investigating him. Ron Guinto, 32, of Vallejo, was arrested about 7:45 a.m. Wednesday in the parking lot of Mira Vista Elementary School. The seventh-grade English and science teacher is expected to be charged with 11 counts of lewd acts on a child under 14 years old, two counts of forced oral copulation and one count of assault with intent to commit sodomy,...
  • Transgender, women’s rights advocate and prominent Twitter engineer charged with rape

    04/11/2014 10:55:50 AM PDT · by Menehune56 · 43 replies
    San Francisco Examiner ^ | 4/11/2014 | Jonah Owen Lamb
    A prominent advocate for transgender and women’s rights in the tech world has been charged with raping her wife, The San Francisco Examiner has learned. Dana McCallum, a senior engineer at Twitter who speaks and writes about women’s and transgender rights and technology issues, was arrested Jan. 26 and booked into County Jail on suspicion of five felonies, according to the Sheriff’s Department.
  • Mika: Republicans Who Mention Monica Are Sexist 'Little Peanuts'

    02/17/2014 5:21:57 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 61 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    So who's being the sexist? Mika Brzezinski went ballistic on today's Morning Joe over Republicans like Rand Paul raising Monica Lewinsky in the context of a possible Hillary presidential run, calling them "sexist" and "misogynistic." But in the course of her rant, Mika mockingly referred to such Republicans as "little peanuts." Hmm. Did Mika need to use such suggestive, demeaning language in making her point? You have to view the video to get just how derisive was Mika with her "little peanut" line. View the video here.
  • An Open Letter From Dylan Farrow (Alleged Victim of Woody Allen)

    02/01/2014 2:52:12 PM PST · by RummyChick · 192 replies
    Kristoff Blog of NY Times ^ | 2/1/2014 | Dylan Farrow
    What’s your favorite Woody Allen movie? Before you answer, you should know: when I was seven years old, Woody Allen took me by the hand and led me into a dim, closet-like attic on the second floor of our house.
  • Medved: White House Protection for Black-Out Drunks

    01/31/2014 6:25:40 PM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 9 replies
    Truth Revolt.org ^ | 30JAN2014 | Michael Medved
    Do American young women deserve a sacred, federally-protected right to engage in reckless, irresponsible and even illegal behavior with no fear of consequences? Vice President Biden seems to think so. After a White House meeting in January to announce a new task force to curb sexual assaults on campus, the ever-effusive VEEP declared that every woman should expect such federal protection “no matter what she’s wearing, no matter whether she’s in a bar, in a dormitory, in the back seat of a car, on a street, drunk or sober.” His remarks accompanied the release of a new report by the...
  • Man executed for raping, murdering sex slaves in dungeon

    01/21/2014 3:45:41 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 12 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | Jan. 21, 2014 | Reuters
    BEIJING - China on Tuesday executed a man who held six women as sex slaves in an underground prison and killed two of them, state news agency Xinhua said, in a crime which shocked the nation.
  • Maldives president vetoes marital rape bill as ‘un-Islamic’

    01/20/2014 10:11:03 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 16, 2014 | Vishal Arora | Religion News Service
    Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen has refused to ratify a bill that seeks to partially criminalize marital rape, calling it “un-Islamic.” The parliament voted 67-2 last month to limit a husband’s right to have non-consensual sex with his wife. The bill says a husband cannot force his wife to have sex if the couple have filed for divorce, dissolution or mutual separation, and if the intent is to transmit a sexual disease. […] The Maldives, an Indian Ocean archipelago of about 330,000 people, claims to have a 100 percent Muslim population. Its constitution states that “no law contrary to any tenet...
  • Unbelievably lenient sentence for cop who fingered suspects’ ....

    12/30/2013 3:15:49 PM PST · by driftdiver · 46 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12/29/2013 | Robby Soave
    The end of 2013 brought a measure of closure to a long-running Milwaukee police scandal, though some say the officer — and his cohorts — who repeatedly and illegally shoved his fingers up black male suspects’ anal cavities got off with a light sentence considering the flagrant nature of his abuses. The ringleader was identified as officer Michael Vagnini, a white man who routinely targeted black males as young as fifteen for sadistic — and blatantly illegal — anal searches. One victim said that another officer put a gun to his head while Vagnini administered a choke hold, touched his...
  • Planned Parenthood Employee Accused Of Sexual Battery Against Patient

    12/05/2013 3:27:48 PM PST · by Morgana · 5 replies
    CBS ^ | CBS
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — A Planned Parenthood employee was arrested on a count of sexual battery, according to the Sacramento Police. Jorge Martin-Santana, 28, allegedly inappropriately touched a patient while working as a medical assistant in October. Sacramento Police detectives got an arrest warrant from the district attorney’s office for Martin-Santana on Tuesday. He turned himself in on the same day. Investigators believe this is an isolated incident, but encourages anyone who may have been victimized by Martin-Santana as a patient to come forward.
  • High school's star football player 'stabbed 27-year-old gay lover to death outside home'

    11/23/2013 4:57:30 PM PST · by Morgana · 50 replies
    The captain of the Bloomfield High School football team has been charged with the murder of a 27-year-old man with whom he had allegedly been having a sexual relationship. Tarence Mitchell, 18, of Bloomfield, is accused of stabbing Ronald Taylor Jr five times in the torso and leaving the knife in his back after trying to break off the two-year relationship. The incident took place Thursday night in the front yard of Mitchell's home at 24 Hill Farm Road on Thursday night. According to court documents, the murder weapon was a steak knife NBC Connecticut reports that Mitchell armed himself...
  • Dear Feminists, when did "yes" start to mean "potentially/maybe/definitely no?"

    11/13/2013 9:46:39 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 38 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 11-13-13 | The Looking Spoon
    I found this meme while surfing around online, and I'm curious if anyone wants to offer up their take. The term "feminist" is one that is so polarizing it tends to cut right down the left-right divide, but this one has me wondering.The rationale of people who defend the message this woman presents is that a woman isn't actually saying "yes" in certain instances, such as while under the influence of alcohol...Ok...This logic reminds me of a quote from British author Paul Johnson (from his book Enemies of Socieity), emphasis is mine... (I)t is essential to use words accurately and...
  • Pentagon reports 46 percent rise in military sexual assaults

    11/08/2013 12:18:06 PM PST · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 8, 2013 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    <p>The number of sexual assaults reported in the military saw a double-digit surge over the last year — but that doesn’t necessarily mean that members are suffering more attacks, the Pentagon said, in its latest report.</p> <p>Instead, most of the 46 percent hike can be attributed to “victim confidence in our response system,” the Pentagon made clear, United Press International reported.</p>
  • Horror: Police force man to undergo invasive anal operation

    11/05/2013 12:52:27 PM PST · by servo1969 · 124 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11-5-2013 | Robby Soave
    When New Mexico police stopped a local driver for committing a minor moving violation, they decided to check whether he was carrying drugs in his anus. So they procured a warrant, drove him to two different hospitals, forced him to endure eight medical procedures — including an invasive colonoscopy — and stuck him with the bill. No drugs were found. According to medical records, police reports and a federal lawsuit obtained by KOB-TV, police held Eckert until they were able to procure a warrant from a judge to search the man’s anal cavity. They then drove him to a nearby...
  • Ex-principal at Cumberland County middle schools charged with sexually assaulting 3 boys

    10/12/2013 10:45:49 AM PDT · by csvset · 22 replies
    fayobserver.com ^ | Oct 12, 2013 | Venita Jenkins
    A former Cumberland County middle school principal is accused of sexually assaulting three students who were 11 to 14 years old, including one while the child's parent was waiting in the office, according to the Sheriff's Office. David Ellis Edwards, who was principal of Douglas Byrd Middle School for three years until abruptly resigning in August, turned himself in to sheriff's deputies Friday morning. Edwards, 49, of the 7200 block of Tobago Place, is charged with two counts of second-degree forcible sex offense, two counts of sexual acts with a student and five counts of taking indecent liberties with a...
  • Aspiring cannibal guilty in plot to torture, eat child

    09/17/2013 1:29:45 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 18 replies
    TORONTO SUN ^ | SEPTEMBER 17, 2013 | DANIEL LOVERING
    WORCESTER, MASS. - A British man who admitted planning to kidnap, torture and eat at least one child using a sound-proofed dungeon he built in his home in Massachusetts was sentenced to nearly 27 years in U.S. prison on Tuesday. Geoffrey Portway, 40, a British citizen, was sentenced by Judge Timothy Hillman at U.S. district court in Worcester after pleading guilty in May to charges related to child pornography and plotting a kidnapping and violent crime. “The long and serious sentence ... reflects the serious nature of the crimes that he committed, and the fact that these are not victimless...
  • Samantha Geimer tells her side of story in Roman Polanski case

    09/17/2013 8:29:21 AM PDT · by Borges · 21 replies
    L.A. Times ^ | 9/17/2013 | Rebecca Keegan
    In 2009, Samantha Geimer was watching the daytime talk show "The View" from her then-home in Hawaii when the panel took up the topic of her encounter at age 13 with director Roman Polanski. Polanski had just been arrested in Switzerland, more than three decades after the day in 1977 that changed both their lives. "It wasn't rape-rape," co-host Whoopi Goldberg said, setting off a firestorm of criticism. In fact, it was "rape-rape" by nearly any definition except the charge to which Polanski pleaded guilty (unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor) — the underage Geimer was drugged and verbally resistant,...
  • Lawmakers Laugh at Woman Conceived in Rape, Want Resolution Supporting Her Abortion

    08/30/2013 6:46:22 AM PDT · by Morgana · 12 replies
    Life News ^ | Steven Ertelt
    Rebecca Kiessling knows what it’s like to be targeted by abortion. She is one of the rare people to escape an abortion after her birthmother became pregnant following a sexual assault. But Kiessling was targeted more directly today when she testified before local lawmakers in support of a pro-life resolution. Laughing at her story of how she survived an abortion that too frequently claims the lives of unborn children conceived in rape, they passed a resolution supporting abortions in cases of rape or incest as an “in your face” gesture. As Kiessling shares her story: This morning, I testified before...
  • Lawmakers Laugh at Woman Conceived in Rape, Want Resolution Supporting Her Abortion

    08/29/2013 2:54:31 PM PDT · by NYer · 7 replies
    Life News ^ | August 29, 2013 | Steven Ertelt
    Rebecca Kiessling knows what it’s like to be targeted by abortion. She is one of the rare people to escape an abortion after her birthmother became pregnant following a sexual assault.But Kiessling was targeted more directly today when she testified before local lawmakers in support of a pro-life resolution. Laughing at her story of how she survived an abortion that too frequently claims the lives of unborn children conceived in rape, they passed a resolution supporting abortions in cases of rape or incest as an “in your face” gesture.As Kiessling shares her story: This morning, I testified before the Oakland...
  • 50th anniversary March on Washington reunites two-thirds of Peter, Paul and Mary

    08/29/2013 3:11:45 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 21 replies
    LA Times ^ | 8/29/13 | Randy Lewis
    Observations about the vital role that music played at the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom in 1963, in the civil rights movement and even on social and political life in the U.S. could fill books, far more than there was room to address in Wednesday’s Page A-1 story on protest music. Here are a few additional thoughts that, though not included in that report, are eminently worth sharing. Noel Paul Stookey reunited Wednesday morning with his former Peter, Paul and Mary group mate Peter Yarrow in Washington to reprise their appearance at the march 50 years ago. “If...
  • 'Harriet Tubman Sex Tape': Rape Is No Joke

    08/16/2013 6:48:45 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 8/15/13 | Helena Andrews
    <p>A spoof about a real-life American superhero voluntarily reducing herself to the antics of every other reality-show airhead?And someone thought this was "hilarious"?</p> <p>That someone happened to be hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons, whose newly launched YouTube channel, All Def Digital, released the three-minute spoof entitled "Harriet Tubman Sex Tape" on Wednesday. After a tidal wave of Twitter backlash, including a change.org petition, ADD removed the sketch and Simmons issued a hasty apology on his other digital property, Global Grind.</p>
  • ‘Men’s rights’ group defends posters claiming women lie about rape

    07/12/2013 6:50:53 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 67 replies
    Global News ^ | July 12, 2013 | Christine Tam
    EDMONTON – A so-called “men’s rights” group is defending its recent poster campaign that is sparking national outrage for claiming some women lie about being raped. The posters were a response to the ‘Don’t be that guy” campaign that aims to educate young men on alcohol’s role in sexual assault and define consensual sex. Men’s Rights Edmonton issued a statement on its website taking responsibility for its “Don’t be that girl” campaign that was highly criticized by police, city officials and women’s groups for sending the wrong message. “Just because you regret a one night stand doesn’t mean it wasn’t...
  • CONTROVERSIAL CALIFORNIA BILL EXEMPTS PUBLIC SCHOOLS FROM SEX ABUSE LAWSUITS

    07/10/2013 12:36:32 PM PDT · by markomalley · 69 replies
    Big Government ^ | 7-10-2013
    California Senate Bill 131, which is ostensibly about protecting victims of child sex abuse, forces private schools to defend claims of sexual abuse as far back as 40 years ago, but exempts public schools from such claims. Because of the Democratic super-majorities in both houses of California, there is no way to stop the passage of the bill. As Valerie Schmalz wrote in Catholic San Francisco: The California state Senate narrowly approved a waiver of the statute of limitations for child sex abuse damage lawsuits – a bill that could have a devastating effect on nonprofits including Catholic Charities and...
  • 11-Year-Old Fathers Child With 36-Year-Old Woman

    06/15/2013 6:24:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 59 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Saturday, June 15, 2013
    Woman and boy live in the main North Island district of AucklandAn 11-year-old New Zealand boy was reported on Saturday to have fathered a child with the 36-year-old mother of a school friend, raising questions on why women cannot be charged with rape in the country. Counsellors working in the area of child sexual abuse said the case highlighted a lack of attention to women as potential offenders, according to the New Zealand Herald, which reported the story. The case has also prompted an examination of the law, under which the crime of rape applies only to men.
  • Japanese mayor: Wartime sex slaves were necessary [OK, FR Ladies Get Angry]

    05/14/2013 6:16:40 AM PDT · by SandRat · 52 replies
    An outspoken nationalist mayor said the Japanese military's forced prostitution of Asian women before and during World War II was necessary to "maintain discipline" in the ranks and provide rest for soldiers who risked their lives in battle. The comments made Monday are already raising ire in neighboring countries that bore the brunt of Japan's wartime aggression and have long complained that Japan has failed to fully atone for wartime atrocities.
  • False reports outpace sex assaults in the military

    05/13/2013 11:37:27 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 13 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 12, 2013 | By Rowan Scarborough
    False complaints of sexual abuse in the military are rising at a faster rate than overall reports of sexual assault, a trend that could harm combat readiness, analysts say. Virtually all media attention on a Pentagon report last week focused on an increase in service members’ claims of sexual abuse in an anonymous survey, but unmentioned were statistics showing that a significant percentage of such actually investigated cases were baseless. From 2009 to 2012, the number of sexual abuse reports rose from 3,244 to 3,374 — a 4 percent increase.
  • Officials Say Man, 52, Dressed Up As Woman To Stalk Boy, 15, For Sex [Sodomy]

    05/04/2013 10:12:27 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    Officials in Simi Valley say a 52-year-old man — dressed up as a woman — to hit up a 15-year-old boy for sex. More surprising, police said they didn’t know they had a man under arrest until they took the suspect in for questioning. The man allegedly approached the boy in the parking lot of a strip mall in the 2400 block of Sycamore where police say the alleged act occurred.
  • Anti-gun mayor demanded sex at gunpoint (Fires into wall when underage boy refused demands)

    04/13/2013 3:57:05 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 28 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 4/12/2013 | Staff
    New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s “Mayors Against Illegal Guns” organization was revealed last fall to include a long list of mayors who, because of their convictions, were no longer eligible to own weapons themselves. Now another embarrassment has surfaced for the organization. According to a report from the Second Amendment Foundation, Mayor James Schiliro, of Marcus Hook, Pa., now is facing a long list of charges for allegedly trying to force an underage boy to perform sex acts – and then firing one of three handguns he grabbed at a wall when the boy refused. “Mayor Schiliro is one more...
  • 4 Women Wanted in Alleged Sex Assault of 19-Year-Old Man in Downtown Toronto ("Death by Snu Snu")

    04/08/2013 6:59:13 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 22 replies
    National Post ^ | Sunday, April 7, 2013 | Vidya Kauri
    Four women wanted in alleged sex assault of 19-year-old man in downtown Toronto Toronto police are looking for four female suspects who they say allegedly sexually assaulted a 19-year-old man. The incident happened during the early morning hours of Sunday, March 31, after the man met the four women at a nightclub near King Street and University Avenue. The man left the club with the women who offered to drive him home, according to a written statement from Toronto police. “The complainant was instead driven to a parking lot in the area of Queen Street West and Spadina Avenue where...
  • ‘Reopen Sesame sex suit’: Accuser wants to undo Elmo deal

    11/20/2012 5:52:22 AM PST · by gridlock · 35 replies
    New York Post ^ | 11/20/12 | David K. Li
    The man who accused Elmo’s puppeteer of sexual misconduct reportedly wants to recant his recantation. Sheldon Stephens, 24, last week withdrew sensational claims that, as an underage teen, he had a wild fling with Kevin Clash, the voice behind the beloved Muppet Elmo. Now Stephens is interviewing lawyers in hopes of ripping up the $125,000 deal he reached with Clash, 52, to deny there was any illegal sex, according to TMZ. (snip)
  • 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:
  • Ohio doctor helps perpetuate rape pregnancy ideas

    08/25/2012 3:23:52 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 36 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | August 24, 2012 | JULIE CARR SMYTH
    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The discredited notion that a woman's body can resist conception in a sexual assault has persisted in anti-abortion circles for decades, largely because of the efforts of a Cincinnati obstetrician who is considered a godfather of the movement. Dr. John C. "Jack" Willke founded the National Right to Life Committee and wrote the influential 1971 "Handbook on Abortion," which has shaped the thinking of generations of anti-abortion activists.
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • SurveyUSA: Only 35% of Missourians Say Akin Should Stay in Race (someone took the poll)

    08/20/2012 9:00:50 PM PDT · by jocon307 · 18 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 08/20/2012 | John McCormack
    A SurveyUSA poll conducted Monday finds that only 35 percent of Missouri adults think Akin should stay in the Senate race, while 54 percent of Missourians think he should drop out. Akin has until 5:00 p.m. Tuesday to drop out of the race. SurveyUSA also asked respondents: "The candidate who made the comments, Todd Akin, now says that he mis-spoke. Do you think he mis-spoke?" Only 32 percent say that Akin misspoke, while 52 percent say he did not.
  • 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...
  • Todd Akin's Sinking Ship (inside info -- the real reason he MUST GO)

    08/20/2012 6:44:29 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 193 replies
    wall street journal ^ | 8-2012 | (comments by DFU)
    THE ARTICLE COMMENTS: Here is the real problem. My own investigation reveals the following: 1 - one night he was drunk and partying with young women; he drove off a bridge, ran away like a coward, did not get help for 8 hours, and let the young woman die in an air pocket in 6 feet of water 2 - at a conference, he brutally bit and raped a nursing home operator and told her to put ice on it 3 - in his office, he assaulted a woman pleading for a job whose husband had just died 4...
  • 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
  • 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....
  • Deconstructing Akin’s 'legitimate rape' flap

    08/20/2012 2:45:36 PM PDT · by Da Bilge Troll · 19 replies
    Examiner .com ^ | August 20, 2012 | Doug Edelman
    Consternation abounds and much political hay is being made about an offhand phrase used by Senate candidate and current Congressman, Todd Akin, where he uttered the words, “legitimate rape”. In an interview on St. Louis’s Fox station, Akin was answering a question about allowing abortions in the case of rape. He said, “If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.” In an all too common case of misapplied grammar, the left went apoplectic as though Akin were “legitimizing” or justifying rape under any circumstance. Such a conclusion is patently ridiculous....
  • Obama: 'Rape is rape'

    08/20/2012 11:55:27 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 45 replies
    politico ^ | 8/20/12 | BYRON TAU
    President Obama weighed in on the national storm surrounding by Rep. Todd Akin, calling his comments "offensive." "The views expressed were offensive. Rape is rape," Obama said in a surprise appearance at the White House briefing. "And the idea that we should be parsing and qualifying and slicing what types of rape we're talking about doesn't make sense to the American people. And certainly doesn't make sense to me," Obama said.