What Is Rape? of the Day

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What Is Rape? of the Day
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Andy Borowitz puts it best: "There's something wrong with our politics if we can't even agree about rape anymore."

Meanwhile, Tina Fey says she will "lose my mind" if she is forced to listen to "one more gray-faced man with a $2 dollar haircut explain to me what rape is."

Say What Now: Ann Coulter Edition of the Day

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Charming, as always.

Todd Akin Said Something Dumb of the Day

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Todd Akin Said Something Dumb of the Day
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Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin is making a strong case for enshrinement into the "Say What Now?" Hall of Fame after his latest remarks about incumbent senator, Claire McCaskill:

She goes to Washington, D.C., it's a little bit like one of those dogs, you know 'fetch'. She goes to Washington, D.C., and get all of these taxes and red tape and bureaucracy and executive orders and agencies and she brings all of this stuff and dumps it on us in Missouri.

Listen to the full audio here.

Say What Now GOP Congressman Edition of the Day

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Say What Now GOP Congressman Edition of the Day
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Illinois Republican Rep. Joe Walsh is under fire for comments he made Thursday night in his final debate against Democrat Tammy Duckworth -- he said he opposes abortion "without exception," even when the life of the mother is at stake.

The trouble came when the Tea Partier doubled down on his position with the media afterward:

There's no such exception as life of the mother. And as far as health of the mother, same thing, with advances in science and technology, health of the mother has become a tool for abortions anytime under any reason.

The facts Walsh used to justify his position have been proven absolutely false. In fact, studies show that pregnancy-related deaths for women are on the rise.

Say What Now: Election Edition of the Day

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Say What Now: Election Edition of the Day
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Poor timing for Paul Ryan in advance of tonight's big VP debate -- a Wisconsin state lawmaker endorsed by the GOP nominee is under fire for suggesting that "some girls rape easy":

While discussing a case in which "a 17-year-old high school senior was charged with sexual assault for having sex with an underage girl in the school's band room," State Rep. Roger Rivard (R) told the Chetek Alert newspaper in December that his father taught him that some girls will portray a sexual encounter as rape if they become pregnant.

He is now claiming that those remarks were taken out of context and has issued a statement condemning sexual violence.

Say What Now Todd Akin of the Day

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Say What Now Todd Akin of the Day
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Turns out, Lady Parts Expert (and Missouri Senate candidate) Todd Akin has a long history of being totally uninformed -- forget about "legitimate rape" for a moment and consider this gem of a statement, from the House floor in 2008:

We have terrorists in our own culture called abortionists. ... You find that along with the culture of death go all kinds of other law-breaking: not following good sanitary procedure, giving abortions to women who are not actually pregnant, cheating on taxes, all these kinds of things, misuse of anesthetics so that people die or almost die. All of these things are common practice, but all of that information is available for America.

Emphasis ours. That is all.

Say What Now Tim Tebow of the Day

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Say What Now Tim Tebow of the Day
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New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow shares his relationship requirements in the latest issue of Vogue:

"Obviously looks play a big part. Being attracted to someone plays a big part, but there's also so much more than that for me. It's about finding someone sweet and kind -- and that has a servant's heart."

Italics our own.