‘Legitimate’ idiots

Akin, Galloway: powerful men, weak minds

Hands up if you’re a fucking asshat

Todd Akin is standing for election to the US Senate. Todd Akin is looking to become one of the most powerful men in America. Todd Akin believes that women can stop themselves from becoming pregnant if they have been raped. Seriously:

“If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.” This is what Akin says. Excuse me?

Firstly, “legitimate rape”? No, no, no. Rape is rape is rape (more on that in a second). Secondly, how fucking stupid is Akin? “The female body has was to try to shut that whole thing down” is one of the single most idiotic things that I have ever heard anyone say. I assume by “that whole thing” Akin means pregnancy. No female can choose if she becomes pregnant, and whilst there has long been a theory that rape trauma can stop pregnancy, there was also a theory once that stated the world is flat. Both are total bollocks.

Lastly, answering whether abortion in the case of rape should be legal, Akin states that the punishment should be on the rapist, and not the innocent child. I wonder how Akin feels about the victim? Carrying a rapist’s child for nine months, interrupting her life to raise it, having to see a living, breathing relic of your attacker daily? Akin seems unable to acknowledge that suffering, only able to recognise the sanctity of the unborn child.

The trauma involved for any rape victim is more than I can comprehend, and Akin seems to be in the same boat. But for crying out loud, don’t weigh into the debate unless you are informed and prepared to talk sense. Women’s bodies shutting down pregnancy is about as nonsensical as it gets.

Talking of nonsense, fucking George Galloway is full of it. Speaking about the Julian Assange affair, and the sexual charges against him, Galloway says the worst Assange is guilty of is “bad sexual etiquette”. Furthermore, Galloway said that “not everybody needs to be asked prior to each insertion”.

WHAT?! Etiquette? Holy fuckery. If Galloway is right then there would be carnage. “Yeah, I know we last had sex a few days ago, and you may consider it poor form, but I’m going to whack it up you anyway”. As above, rape is rape is rape.

Both men have sought to clarify their comments after furore erupted. Both men remain more powerful than their intellects deserve. Both men should go sit in a darkened room, eat some rocks and shut their ignorant cakeholes.

Pac-Man

Via Mark:

Anne Hathaway to star in spin-off “The Dark Mrs Pac-Man”

The Newsroom

Really enjoying this on Sky Atlantic. It’ll get cancelled like Studio 60 On The Sunset Strip, because it’s too clever, but the one season will be a keeper. And Olivia Munn is fiiiit.

Drunk high jumper

This guy won the gold at London 2012. A couple of years ago, he got lashed before a competition after a row with his missus, hence this:

In other news

-Thailand Friday. Sha-ting!

-“I’ll be waiting with bells on, you old horse-banging skank”.

-No dinner shocker.

This is a total tune:

It’s pronounced dive, thank me later.

Olympic

London 2012 – a bit of alright

YMCA is a popular dance with gold medal winners

29 – 17 – 19. An inconspicuous number, yet one that represents two incredible weeks of competition, pride and achievement. 29 gold, 17 silver and 19 bronze medals were won by Team GB in the Games of the 30th Olympiad. London 2012 was at once glorious, unbelievable and sublime.

On the day of the opening ceremony, there was scepticism, with reason. Were we prepared for the influx of athletes and foreign fans? Was the security going to hold firm? Would the home team be able to live up to the expectation? The naysayers and doubters are silenced.

The opening ceremony blew all expectations out of the water. Yes, it was disjointed, yes, parts would have made no sense to global onlookers, yes, it cost 0.8 Andy Carrolls. But Danny Boyle should be rightly proud of what he achieved. A summation of what makes Great Britain great. A tribute to our influence on the world, with all the perspective and class you could ever wish for.

Once the games began, there were a myriad of poignant stories from British athletes. Sir Chris Hoy, Jess Ennis, (Sir) Bradley Wiggins, Tom Daley, Andy Murray, Ben Ainslie, Joanna Rowsell, Laura Trott, Mo Farah… on and on and on. Not for a century have so many achieved so much.

Lest we forget the international superstars. Usain Bolt, David Rudisha, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Chad Le Clos, Michael Phelps, Oscar Pistorius… with the most in-depth and comprehensive coverage ever, this games will make superstars of so many.

Without wanting to cheapen the achievements of these superhumans, there was an inevitability about what they did. When you gather the best of the best, there will be fireworks. The applause has been directed at them, but there are others who are just as deserving – the volunteers.

Ably aided by the Army, the 70,000 Games Makers gave their time to make this games a success and were a joy. With a smile for everyone and a dedication that paid workers could take note of, the volunteers were the nuts and bolts of a beautiful machine.

I may never see an Olympic Games in Britain again. But I, like millions others, am proud and privileged to have been in London in 2012. What a land of hope and glory.

In other news

-New job, oh yeah.

-Lidl party time.

-Closing ceremony has Madness in. Oh well, we couldn’t get it all spot on.

Big fan of this:

No pressure.