Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Scuzzbucket of the Week

A New Hampshire state representative said he was just trying to emphasize a point when he used “vagina” as a synonym for “woman” in an email to the full House earlier this month.

State Rep. Peter Hansen (R-Amherst) was debating the recently passed HB 135 — a State House bill repealing parts of a Stand Your Ground law passed last year — with Rep. Steve Vaillancourt, also a Republican, who had argued in favor of retreating from a confrontation rather than resorting to the use of deadly force.

In an official email to Vaillancourt, Hansen wrote:

There were two critical ingredients missing in the illustrious stories purporting to demonstrate the practical side of retreat. Not that retreat may not be possible mind you. What could possibly be missing from those factual tales of successful retreat in VT, Germany, and the bowels of Amsterdam? Why children and vagina's (sic) of course. While the tales relate the actions of a solitary male the outcome cannot relate to similar situations where children and women and mothers are the potential victims.

According to Hansen:

“I used it for, number one, as a factor for shock, and I used that word to bring people into the mindset of a perpetrator” – that is, “of a potential rapist,” he said.

Hansen added, “I only regret my word choice because, one, it is misconstrued and, two, not as effective as I wish it had been.”

The men of the GOP are hell bent on degrading women until they bow down to them.

There's Paul Ryan

Republicans in the House proposed a bill (HR 1179) called “Respect for Rights of Conscience Act of 2011.” The bill, introduced by Jeff Fortenberry (Nebraska), allows health care providers and pharmacists to deny birth control to women if it conflicts with their religious or moral convictions.

Remember Todd Akin? He stated that Legitimate rape' victims rarely get pregnant

I could go on, but you get the point.

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