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There were posts on this a while back and the Obama administration took steps to remedy this wrong.

Glad to see that this has finally come to fruition after it'd been allowed to be mis-used by the rich and corporations for so long! Thanks for the update!

Because they had to update his voice chip to run the next Koch program?

Because this needs kicking!

Well, of course the KGB, er, FSA had to pay her friendly visit:

Don't worry, I'm sure she'll be treated with dignity and respect.

Another scary picture:


Watch: Obama Levels With Republicans, Red State Crowd Goes Wild

January 22, 2015 by Omar Rivero

Shortly after his wildly popular State of the Union address, Pres. Obama took his populist plan to rebuild the middle class straight to the Republican red state of Idaho — and wait until you see how the crowd reacted to it.

As it turns out, even red state voters are tired of their own party putting politics over people and obstructing the hard-fought economic progress that we have achieved.

After chiding Republicans for refusing to present their ideas to fix America’s pressing issues, Pres. Obama wrapped it up all with, “Whoever we are — whether we are Republican, or Democrat, or independent, or young or old, or black, white, gay, straight — we all share a common vision for our future. We want a better country for your generation, and for your kids’ generation. And I want this country to be one that shows the world what we still know to be true — that we are not just a collection of red states and blue states; we are still the United States of America. That’s what we’re fighting for. That’s what we’re pushing for.”

Instead of boos and jeers, he was met with roaring applause and cheers.



Lack of resistance was also cited in this case:

Court Requires Disabled Rape Victim To Prove She Resisted, Calls For Evidence Of ‘Biting, Kicking, Scratching’

By Zack Beauchamp on Oct 3, 2012

In a 4-3 ruling Tuesday afternoon, the Connecticut State Supreme Court overturned the sexual assault conviction of a man who had sex with a woman who “has severe cerebral palsy, has the intellectual functional equivalent of a 3-year-old and cannot verbally communicate.” The Court held that, because Connecticut statutes define physical incapacity for the purpose of sexual assault as “unconscious or for any other reason. . . physically unable to communicate unwillingness to an act,” the defendant could not be convicted if there was any chance that the victim could have communicated her lack of consent. Since the victim in this case was capable of “biting, kicking, scratching, screeching, groaning or gesturing,” the Court ruled that that victim could have communicated lack of consent despite her serious mental deficiencies:

When we consider this evidence in the light most favorable to sustaining the verdict, and in a manner that is consistent with the state’s theory of guilt at trial, we, like the Appellate Court, ‘are not persuaded that the state produced any credible evidence that the [victim] was either unconscious or so uncommunicative that she was physically incapable of manifesting to the defendant her lack of consent to sexual intercourse at the time of the alleged sexual assault.’

According to the Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN), lack of physical resistance is not evidence of consent, as “many victims make the good judgment that physical resistance would cause the attacker to become more violent.” RAINN also notes that lack of consent is implicit “if you were under the statutory age of consent, or if you had a mental defect” as the victim did in this case.

That's the 3-paragraph limit. I'm disenheartened that a court would do this. If anyone knows or has family members in this condition, resistance is not what is going to happen. It makes me too sick to say anymore, but you guys judge. More at link:



'Legitimate rape' is what the GOP calls it. Trumad's OP shows they are still winning, although Akin is gone.

I certainly do! I kept their songs in my head for years. Great to see a thread on them.

That one really made people think about the future.

That one really made me think about the present.

That one was uplifting to me.

That one may surprise some.

More private militia, barfing claptrap:

“They may have to make the fence and guard the fence a little bit better than they have been doing lately.”

Really now, Randy-Poobah?

The White House already has a fence made before you were born - buzz!

What do you plan to do, surround the place with your private security:


What a lovely vision...

Drones fly over fences, they don't stop at fences or for guards - you are a waste of protoplasm!

BWAHAHA! The Bat Signal shines again:

"I'm not going to kill you. I want you to do me a favor: I want you to tell all your friends about me."


"...I'm Batman."

to Sid:


Posting Privileges Revoked

Revoked by Skinner (Administrator)

Jan 28, 2015

Previously banned.

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