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A ‘ Conservative’ vision for America – ‘Exclusive: Akin ad asks for ‘forgiveness’

Your basic I say what I actually think and then when it blows up in my face, I say ‘oops, wrong words’.

He can change the words but his ‘heart’ held this ……………

“First of all, from what I understand from doctors, (pregnancy from rape) is really rare,” Akin told KTVI-TV in a clip posted to YouTube by the Democratic super PAC American Bridge. “If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.”
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His ‘apology’…………….

“Rape is an evil act. I used the wrong words in the wrong way and for that I apologize. As the father of two daughters, I want tough justice for predators. I have a compassionate heart for the victims of sexual assault. I pray for them,” Akin says. “The fact is, rape can lead to pregnancy. The truth is, rape has many victims.”

Akin continues: “The mistake I made was in the words I said, not in the heart I hold. I ask for your forgiveness.”
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Some very well grounded thoughts form one of most of our favorites.


I have come to the end of a grand experiment. Well, maybe “grand” is too big a word…but it was, for me, fairly ambitious, anyway.

I knew that I would have a limited amount of free time during the summer months – kid home from school, family events to attend, paid work to keep up with. I assumed I’d end up blogging at least every once in a while, but then a funny thing happened: I didn’t. In fact, I didn’t even log in to WordPress for a good couple of months. Today is the first day I’ve checked in around here since sometime in June, and that was a conscious decision.

As this summer progressed, I decided to see how it would go if I just cut out the online stuff, including my blog, as much as possible. I didn’t mess with Twitter, email (unless it was work-related or…

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It’s not nice to fool Mother Nature – ‘Could hurricane wreak havoc at Republican convention? Will it be Isaac’?

Pat Robertson and some of the other religious right ‘preachers’ are always pounding the pulpit on how gays, single moms, Muslims and Liberals are the cause of God’s ‘payment’ via storms and other natural disasters.

To quote the leader of the Republican Party – Mitt Romney – ‘what’s sauce for the goose is sauce for the Gander’.

‘For three straight simulations, NOAA’s Global Forecast System (GFS) model has tracked a tropical system right over the Florida peninsula through or close to Tampa just as the Republican National Convention is ramping up. Assuming this system – presently a little swirl in the open Atlantic – strengthens some, it will be named Isaac’.

‘Before anyone gets alarmed or excited, consider forecasts of the path and intensity of tropical systems this far out have essentially no skill. As our tropical weather specialist Brian McNoldy said earlier: “In the 5-7 day period and beyond, weather details become fairly unpredictable.”
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