Meet Missouri Representative Rick Brattin. He’s just filled a bill that will require women to get a permission slip from a man before they can have an abortion. The bill states that “[n]o abortion shall be performed or induced unless and until the father of the unborn child provides written, notarized consent to the abortion.”
And then as an homage to his fellow Show-Me state hero, Todd Akin, he says that it must be a legitimate rape:
“Just like any rape, you have to report it, and you have to prove it,” he said. “So you couldn’t just go and say, ‘Oh yeah, I was raped,’ and get an abortion. It has to be a legitimate rape.”
The Bugman is not happy with The Kenyan Usurper, not one bit.
“I think part of it is sort of entering this sort of Honey Boo Boo phase of the Obama presidency in which he does what he wants. And he’s not going to be constrained by elections, he’s not going to be constrained by voters.”
–Chris Stirewalt, Fox News digital politics editor, commenting on the news that President Barack Obama had authorized a prisoner swap with Cuba.
Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, a conservative with a maverick streak and a folksy manner, said Tuesday that he is thinking about seeking the Republican presidential nomination.
Thank you Jeebus for this gift we are about to receive.
…Texas is getting their first openly gay federal judge:
WASHINGTON — The Senate confirmed three Texans Tuesday night for lifetime judicial appointments, capping an effort to fill vacancies in the state that have languished for years.
The nominees — U.S. Attorney Robert Pitman of San Antonio, Texarkana lawyer Robert Schroeder III and Sherman Magistrate Judge Amos Mazzant III — were approved by a voice vote on Congress’ final night this year. Pitman, the first openly gay U.S. attorney in Texas history, will be the state’s first openly gay federal judge.
The process was sped up over the weekend, when Sen. Ted Cruz forced action on the constitutionality of the president’s immigration policies. The move failed badly — but gave Majority Leader Harry Reid more time to set up votes on a slew of nominees in the final days of the chamber’s session.
Yeah, it’s old, but last night was the first night of Hanukkah, so we needed to pull this outta the way-back machine.