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Legitimate Rape: “Like Birth Control, Except As Imagined By Crazy People”

Akin's Rape Science
Rep. Todd Akin says "legitimate rape victims" don't get pregnant. Read More »
Paul Ryan Backpedals
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What? Who me? Nah, I didn't say anything about rape and abortion. Read More »
"Forcible Rape"
Behind Republicans' attempts to redefine rape. Read More »
Birth control, as imagined by crazy people!

This parody video brilliantly eviscerates Todd Akin, Paul Ryan, and their 171 fellow politicians who sought to redefine the legal definition of rape and mocks Akin’s assertion that women can’t get pregnant from “legitimate rape.” Be warned, there is simulated violence, sexual and otherwise. [YouTube]

Paul Ryan’s RNC Speech Flunks Fact Check

Who's Paul Ryan?
Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney Announces Rep. Paul Ryan As His Vice Presidential Pick
12 things to know about Mitt Romney's new running mate. Read More »

Paul Ryan’s speech last night may have been rousing, but accurate it was not. Ryan is being lambasted today for what Sally Kohn of Fox News calls “an apparent attempt to set the world record for the greatest number of blatant lies and misrepresentations slipped into a single political speech.” Here’s what the critics are saying:

  • Ryan said Obama broke a promise by not saving a GM plant in Janesville, Wis. But PolitiFact could find no evidence that Obama explicitly made such a promise and, more importantly, the plant closed before Obama was even sworn in.
  • Ryan chastised Obama for creating a bipartisan debt commission and doing nothing with its findings. But as Talking Points Memo points out, Ryan was on that commission—and voted against it, as did the panel’s other Republicans. Read more…

 

5 Things To Know About The First Night Of The Republican National Convention

Mansplaining
Romney and Ryan know what's best for you, silly woman. Read More »
Mitt On Morning After
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Mitt Romney called the morning after pill "abortive pills." Read More »
Get Rid Of PP
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Mitt Romney promises to get rid of Planned Parenthood funding. Read More »
Ann Romney and Mitt Romney photo

Political theater like the Republican and Democratic National Conventions are a big swamp of blerrgghhh to me. My opinion is that it’s all just a dog-and-pony show and not really the best way to get to know a candidate, their viewpoints, or their cronies at all.

But yes, it’s still a big to-do. What happens is important in the sense that it gets a lot of press coverage. So in the interest of being a well-informed member of the populace, here are 5 things to know about what happened at last night’s Republican National Convention: Keep reading »

Paul Ryan Backpedals On His Politically Inconvenient Views Regarding “Forcible Rape”

"Forcible Rape"
Behind Republicans' attempts to redefine rape. Read More »
Akin's Rape Science
Rep. Todd Akin says "legitimate rape victims" don't get pregnant. Read More »
Who's Paul Ryan?
Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney Announces Rep. Paul Ryan As His Vice Presidential Pick
12 things to know about Mitt Romney's new running mate. Read More »
Paul Ryan photo
Don't Pay Attention To My Extreme Views!

Poor anti-abortion Republicans. It must be so hard having the general public pay attention to your extremist views. Case in point: Mitt Romney’s vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan is against legal abortion and joined Republicans — including Rep. Todd Akin! —  last year to try to rewrite language in the No Taxpayer Funding For Abortion Act (background here), saying government funding could only cover abortions in the case of “forcible rape.”

The language was rejected when more reasonable minds were horrified that a woman who had been roofied and raped would be told “no” if she asked for help terminating a pregnancy resulting from it. Because that’s rape, too.  The implication was, of course, that if a woman wasn’t “forcibly” raped — as in, a man jumps out from the behind the bushes — she might be lying and really doesn’t deserve to get help ending her pregnancy. You might even say she was not the victim of a “legitimate rape.” Keep reading »

It’s The Shirtless Paul Ryan Photo You’ve Been Waiting For!

Who's Paul Ryan?
Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney Announces Rep. Paul Ryan As His Vice Presidential Pick
12 things to know about Mitt Romney's new running mate. Read More »
Paul Ryan Gosling
Hey girl, follow this funny Twitter account. Read More »
Mansplaining
Romney and Ryan know what's best for you, silly woman. Read More »
  • In Very Serious Political News,  TMZ finally found the shirtless Paul Ryan photo the Internet has been dying to see. As soon as I heard about Paul Ryan’s insane workout routine, I knew I needed to see what the Republican vice presidential nominee was hiding under that Brooks Brothers button down. Not too shabby, sir! [TMZ]
  • Kelly Rowland from Destiny’s Chid has been cast in a new BET sitcom called “What Would Dylan Do?” in which she’ll play a “struggling L.A.-based relationship blogger.” The Frisky is here for you if you need us to consults on being “struggling … relationship blogger[s],” BET. [Uptown Magazine]
  • Joey Kovar from MTV’s “Real World: Hollywood” and “Celebrity Rehab” has died from an alleged drug overdose at age 29. [Celebrity Cafe]
  • Does anyone care that 98 Degrees reunited this morning on “The Today Show”? Anyone at all? [PopCrush]
  • Why women have ravishment and rape fantasies. [Em & Lo]
  • Shark Week is here and that means it’s time for Shark Week memes. [The FW]
  • This week in Royal Family gossip, including William and Kate’s upcoming travel plans to Singapore. Remember, no spitting allowed, Kate. [Socialite Life] Keep reading »

Ron Paul Supporter Hawking RomneyRyan.com

Surf over to RomneyRyan.com, and you’ll pretty quickly realize that it’s not a Romney campaign site. It features a link to Romney’s tax returns, a link to a list of his top contributors, and the message, “This site, much like Mitt Romney himself, is for sale to the highest bidder.” That last bit is the point. The site is owned by enterprising Ron Paul fan Peter Crowley, Roll Call reports, and he wants at least $5,000 for it.

“RomneyRyan was an educated guess, one that I was always glad I had acquired,” Crowley says. Read more …

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