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Photo- Todd Akin's "Legitimate Rape" Quote Has Inspired a Pinball Game In France



And the crazy lives on in pinball form.

Todd Akin may someday hope to make a comeback, but in the meantime, his infamous "legitimate rape" remark is the gift that keeps on giving. That is, the failed Senate candidate from Missouri continues to inspire some legitimate art. First, we had the Akin-themed Law & Order SVU episode. And now, ladies and gentlemen, we present to you the Todd Akin pinball game.

The Missouri congressman's campaign-destroying gaffe has inspired a French artist -- like, actually based in France! -- to create a pinball game that illustrates the "female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down" part of Akin's quote last summer.


Video- Laura Bush: Republicans ‘Frightened’ Women


Man, I wonder what Laura really thinks about everything. She's still measuring her words. Via.


The 112th Congressional Fool awards or as it's better known, The Jerkies


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Today’s guest post is by our pal and regular TPC contributor, David Garber.


Okay. Tonight's the night. I have my copy of the 85th Academy Awards ballot in front of me and I'm about to make my predictions. Oh, wait, what's this? Stuck to the back of my ballot is another one. Why it's the 112th Congressional Fool awards or as it's better known, The Jerkies. How'd that get there? Better yet, let's see who's made the cut.

Best Bonehead Quote of the Year. The Nominees are:

1. Todd Akin for "Legitimate Rape"
2. Mitt Romney for "The 47 % Solution"
3. The GOP for "You Didn't Build that..." intentional misquote
4. Newt Gingrich for "We will have the first base on the moon."
5. Eric Ferhnstrom: "It's almost like an Etch-A-Sketch."

2012 Idiot of the Year. The Nominees are:

1. John Boehner for insisting his name is pronounced 'Baner'.
2. Mitch McConnell for still trying to make Obama a one term president.
3. Eric Cantor for trying to convince the GOP he's not after Boehner's SOTH position
4. Chief Justice Roberts for leading the SCOTUS into believeing corporations are people
5. Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell for signing the forced vaginal medical rape he calls an ultra sound test.

The Most Deserved Spanking of the Year Award". The Nominees are:

1. The GOP led Congress for it's obstructionism and anti-populist positions
2. The Democratic led Senate for cowardliness in settling on a handshake agreement on the flilibuster
3. The entire Congress for being scared poopless of the NRA
4. Rush Limbaugh for being Rush Limbaugh
5. Fox News for everything

Wow, that final category was pretty tough. They're all so deserving. How do I choose? Wait, what's this box I can check off over here:

Choice solutions for 2013: Best way to show our disgust with the current government:

1. Write/call your congress person and put them on notice that you're watching them.
2. Attend political gatherings and speak up.
3. Educate yourself about the facts, not just accept what you hear on the TV faux news.
4. Speak out with your vote. Don't take your eye off the ball and don't let them take your vote away.
5. Dump the Chump -- vote out all incumbents and replace them with new, responsive representation.

Boy, I better get my ballot filled out. This is really going to be a big award's night. I can't wait to see who wins.

Is the 113th Congress really nicknamed, "Django Unchainged?"

For the past 25 years, David Garber has been serving as the show runner and or writer on some of television’s biggest hits… Saved By The Bell, Power Rangers, 227, Bill Cosby Show and many other network series. His writing and producing have also netted David two very prestigious awards:the PRISM AWARD and the TV CRITICS AWARD – TV SPECIAL OF THE YEAR. Currently he’s authoring a short story series called “A Few Minutes With…”


New Mexico bill would criminalize abortions after rape as "tampering with evidence"


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Another day, another dangerous Republican nutcase. This time it's a female lawmaker in New Mexico who introduced a bill that would legally require rape victims to carry their pregnancies to term. Why? Because she wants the fetus to be used as evidence in a sexual assault trial.

This insane bill will probably not pass since Dems hold the majority in both chambers of the New Mexico state legislature, but the fact that it was even introduced is beyond disturbing. Unfortunately, this kind of extremism is becoming more commonplace (and/or perhaps more widely reported), and is not only appalling, it's downright scary.

So to those of you who need even more proof that there is a War on Women, here it is, perplexingly brought to you by a woman, via HuffPo:

House Bill 206, introduced by state Rep. Cathrynn Brown (R), would charge a rape victim who ended her pregnancy with a third-degree felony for "tampering with evidence."

Pat Davis of ProgressNow New Mexico, a progressive nonprofit organization opposing the bill:

The bill turns victims of rape and incest into felons and forces them to become incubators of evidence for the state,” he said. “According to Republican philosophy, victims who are ‘legitimately raped’ will now have to carry the fetus to term in order to prove their case.

Davis called the bill "blatantly unconstitutional."

When it comes to rape, Republicans have yet to learn to keep their big mouths shut. Their bizarre, backward attitudes have never served them well, as Richard Mourdock, the guy who says rape pregnancies are “intended by God“ and Todd "Legitimate Rape" Akin can attest, and have spotlighted their insensitivity and ignorance.

But to try to force birth by criminalizing rape victims is beyond the pale.