If you have access to the internet- since you're reading this, I postulate that you do- then you are aware that Representative Todd Akin (R, Missouri) spoke some very unwise words this week. He said “First of all, from what I understand from doctors [pregnancy from rape] is really rare.... If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.” -Talking Points Memo Magazine.
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Wow! Wow! Here are 3 Things I Am Thankful For because Rep. Todd Akin Legitimate Raped His Own Career!
1. Twitter has been a bunch of fun today!
After Akin's ridiculous remarks, Twitter exploded as comedian/ Twitter star Rob Delaney (@robdelaney) popularized a twitter trend/ hashtag, #legitimaterape. Thousands of people are using this hashtag to discuss the issue. Even Facebook is getting in on the fun -as well as they can. But yeah, I have been reading tweets and laughing all day!
Here's one of my favorites that @robdelaney wrote:
I’m glad GOP Congress members have excellent gov’t healthcare so they can get the ulcer medication they’ll need after this@RepToddAkin news
Here's a tweet I wrote (@jakeisfantastic):
@RepToddAkin knows what he's talking about. His #legitimaterape studies are thorough, based on the legitimate rapes he conducted.
2. Akin is a pariah- even amongst the Republican Party!
With the rapid spread of this Twitter hashtag, the GOP has distanced themselves from Akin. Today, they pulled his funding from his upcoming Missouri House of Representatives race. Yay! I'm thankful for that!
That's what you get for being stupid on TV! I am glad we live in a country where we are theoretically free to say whatever we want. I am just glad that this comment reached enough people so they can see who is- and has been- "representing them" this whole time. I am thankful for that!
3. I am a loudmouthed idiot, but I am smarter than a Congressman!
I have said some super-dumb things in my life. I accidentally made a joke about my fianceè's grandma today that landed me in the dog house. I wasn't jokin about her actual grandma, but I used the word grandma inappropriately (I will not repeat the joke for fear of repercussions) and it made her super mad/ sad. Fortunately, I sad that comment to her. I didn't air my stupid comment on TV. I said it in her kitchen. I was then able to apologize directly to all parties affected.
Todd Akin, on the other hand, is just screwed. Americans like a show. They like to be fickle. They don't really have any ide who their representatives really are. We just know our reps are rich and taking advantage of us. But when one of them screws up like this, at least we get a show. At least now, we know that this guy needs to get fired. I'm thankful for that!
Well, as always, thanks for reading my blog. If you see my fianceè, please apologize to her on my behalf. I am pretty sure I did at least 2 things wrong today. At least I am not a dumb Congressman!
Oh yeah: I am also thankful I have never been legitimate raped!
Bye! I'm Jake!