Thursday, June 28, 2007

raped? pregnant?

Having that baby will make you feel better. This sickens me. How dare he? And why is he not booed and hissed off the public stage? Mr. Sam Brownback of Kansas, potentially your next president:

"Rape is terrible. Rape is awful. Is it made any better by killing an innocent child? Does it solve the problem for the woman that's been raped?" the Kansas Republican asked at the St. Joseph's Covenant Keepers gathering.

"We need to protect innocent life. Period," Brownback said, bringing the crowd of about 500 to its feet.

Five hundred men rising to their feet to cheer this ass? This issue is very, very (very) personal to me. I despise this man. He has no idea what it's like to even be pregnant, let alone pregnant as the result of rape. Oh, and pumpkins? He's got a riff on gay marriage too. Pig.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just wanted to let you know that I appreciate this post. I found you through the "post of the week" site, and have been a loyal reader ever since. I was raped and became pregnant when I was 14. If abortion had not been an option I would have committed suicide. That ignorant fucker has no idea...Thanks for the post.

June 28, 2007 9:44 AM  
Blogger Lynette said...

anonymous, i hope you're not anonymous out of shame. me too, only i was 18. i can't imagine going through that at 14 ~ what a horror. i am so sorry.

June 28, 2007 9:53 AM  
Blogger Jeff said...

I read a wonderful quote once, that "If men were the ones to bear children, abortion would be a sacrament".

How many of those cheering 500 men would still be in agreement if their own daughters were raped?

This fucker needs to shut up and go away.

June 28, 2007 10:25 AM  
Anonymous tater said...

Let's see how Mr. Brownspeck deals with being raped himself. I wouldn't volunteer of course, but perhaps he should walk in a rape victim's shoes for a few miles before spouting his lame ChristoFacist viewpoints. I wonder how he feels about stem cell research? Let's let the unborn live and allow those with histories to die... Wake up asshole! Wake UP! You are not in Kansas anymore, creationism is a lie, and you are a fraud and an idiot.

June 28, 2007 10:43 AM  
Blogger Lynette said...

tater, i don't even care if this is his personal belief ~ i used to want everyone to mirror my own. but at this point, i don't care if people are anti-choice for themselves, i just want them to recognize that their opinions and choices are personal and shouldn't wind up in public policy. something as personal as my body shouldn't be legislated. my body, my choice. same with stem cells, if you don't want to take advantage of medical advances based on stem cell research, DON'T DO IT.

jeff ~ that was the fabulously feisty, famously in-your-face Florynce Kennedy (though it's often attributed to Rose Kennedy). she has always been one of my heroes.

one of my favorite flo-isms: "I'm just a loud-mouthed middle-aged colored lady with a fused spine and three feet of intestines missing and a lot of people think I'm crazy. Maybe you do too, but I never stop to wonder why I'm not like other people. The mystery to me is why more people aren't like me."

it is a mystery . . . the world would be a better place if more of us were like her.

June 28, 2007 10:50 AM  
Blogger Red7Eric said...

But Lynette, he's a white man with traditional Midwestern values. Of course he knows what's best for your uterus. Men know what's best for everything! Are you suggesting that a white man shouldn't make these decisions FOR you? White men founded this country! Are you ... UNPATRIOTIC??!!


June 28, 2007 11:21 AM  
Anonymous tater said...

I quite agree. People of his ilk want to eliminate choice altogether. Their morality must be protected from freedom of thought, at all cost. That he thinks it's okay to legislate his beliefs, as foreign as they are to me, is very frightening. I will support his freedom of religion and thought at all costs, while he will strive to legislate against mine. Seems unfair, and I also think that religion that pushes a political agenda should have their non profit, tax exempt status revoked.
I am rambling, because I am angry, hope I made just a little sense...

June 28, 2007 11:28 AM  
Anonymous tater said...

Ha Ha! Loves me some Red7...

June 28, 2007 11:28 AM  
Anonymous lynette said...

haha! eric, yes indeedy. i lost my head there for a moment, thinking those of us who own vaginas and uteri should have some say over what happens with them. silly, silly me.

ironically, miss florynce kennedy was also a kansan with those midwestern values and such.

and tater, me too. revoke that tax exampt status right now. if you're simply an arm of the rethug party, you're a political entity and no more deserving of that than i am.

honestly, i'm comforted that this pisses you guys off too.

June 28, 2007 12:21 PM  
Blogger David said...

Since he has no hope of ever winning the nomination, I just don't let people like him bother me. There will always be people with extreme views and they will always have their supporters. As long as we remain vigilant, we neither have to grind our teeth nor quake in our boots. We just need to make sure the door remains firmly shut.

June 28, 2007 12:33 PM  
Blogger rodger said...

I wonder...if his mother knew he'd turn out this way...would she have had an abortion?

My mother, conservative, Republican, pro-choice, would have.

June 28, 2007 12:37 PM  
Blogger evilganome said...

I got the tar the feathers and the rail. I say we go visit Mr. Brownback and show him some good ol' American values of the type he seems to be espousing.

I can only hope that there is finally going to be a backlash against all these hateful so-called Christians and their nosey parker interference into everyone elses lives.

Why is it that my refusing to let them shove their so called values down my throat is interfering with their religious freedom?

Asshats. I hate 'em all!

June 28, 2007 12:59 PM  
Anonymous Joe / Kusala said...

I have to be honest, it doesn't bother me so much that he's such a stupid, evil ASSHOLE. Assholes, lunatics, and the stupid are a dime a dozen, as we know.

What bothers me is that a majority of the people of Kansas would elect someone like this. And who knows, they may re-elect him time and time again. And that's why I so often don't feel like "an American." I just don't understand what people are thinking and what their values are... they're just so incredibly different from my own.

I really struggle with this idea: how do you co-exist with and respect your "fellow human beings" when their entire world view is so, so different from your own? So different that they would think voting for Brownback (or Bush) is truly the right thing to do?

June 28, 2007 1:56 PM  
Anonymous TedBear said...

Before Kansas was the nexus of the fundamentalist pew hopping snake charming Evangelical movement, it was a bastion of liberals and moderates.

After the Evangelicals got into power, everything went wrong.

Fuck Brownback. He isn't electable, but he does rally the crazy factions of the far right.

June 28, 2007 2:56 PM  
Anonymous Michele said...

He's very scary - imagine him as VP on a winning ticket ...

Years ago (after his infamous convention speech) we made (and gave away) bumper stickers that said,

"Pat Buchanan's mother should have had a choice."

Sounds like someone should update this ...

June 28, 2007 3:38 PM  
Blogger eric3000 said...

Those Covenant Keepers are sad. They think they are so wonderful because they stopped beating their wives and learned how to dominate them emotionally instead.

They can bite me.

June 28, 2007 5:11 PM  
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June 28, 2007 5:37 PM  
Blogger TankMontreal said...

It's not my place to comment on American politics. But I can't hold back this time: Brownback and his ilk are repugnant. And that hundreds of disciples would cheer him on is horrifying.

And what kind of name is "Brownback", anyway? Sounds like he's into scat.

June 28, 2007 5:38 PM  
Blogger Red7Eric said...

Is the plural really "uteri"?

FASH-inating ...

June 28, 2007 8:19 PM  
Blogger Doralong said...

He is indeed a revolting pig, and seems to get even more bizarre with time. (Personally, I think being that much of a dick has an adverse effect on brain chemistry with age) But the really alarming thing is- he’s really not the craziest of the fundie crowd..

The ones that really scare the shit out of me are the nuts that really go over the line into proposing criminal prosecution/investigation of women who have miscarriages. Next thing you know they’ll be trying to lock women of childbearing age who don’t take folic acid..

Patriarchal bullshit indeed..

June 29, 2007 6:13 AM  
Anonymous ralph said...

I truly wonder if guys like this live in the real world. HAve they ever experienced the suffering that non-rich people go through on a daily basis. It's not just about pregnancy and gay rights, it's about all social issues. They just don't see the real world. I don't know if it's a sheltered life or just plain stupidity, but they all suck. Hugely.

June 29, 2007 7:26 AM  
Blogger Ms. Place said...

I have always found it interesting that in this land of freedom, there are so many people who would like to restrict the rights of others. (Not their own, of course.)

Let me think: Asshat, asswipe, asshole. He's obviously thinking with that part of his body.

June 29, 2007 8:44 AM  
Blogger more cowbell said...

This sickens and saddens me. My first thought (someone above said too) is how would he feel if he had a teenage daughter who was raped?

I agree w/ Lynette in that I don't really give a flying fuck what these clowns want to believe, but don't try to control my body. Or my daughters'. And while I'm at it, don't let my son live in a world where he sees men ABLE to control women's bodies/choices. A world where young men are shown that it's "normal" or "acceptable" or even "right".

June 30, 2007 12:30 PM  

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