El Cabrero is admittedly pretty slow on the uptake. When I first heard of Rep. Todd Akin's "legitimate rape" comment, I first thought it was just Whackadoodle. Then somebody explained the ideas, if you want to call them that, behind the words and I realized it wasn't just stupid. It was evil. Creepy too.
The chain of thought runs like this: if one assumes that the female body can block conception in the event of rape, then if conception occurs it is "proof" that it wasn't really rape. If you follow that twisted logic to its conclusion, then one could imagine a rape defendant asserting that conception was proof of innocence.
It really is like the medieval test for witchcraft wherein one threw the unfortunate woman in deep water. If she drowned, she was innocent but if she floated she was guilty and should be burned.
EXPANDING MEDICAID. When the time comes, just do it.
CAN YOU LEARN IN YOUR SLEEP? Maybe.
ADVICE FOR FOREIGN POLICY WONK WANNABEES here.
GOAT ROPE ADVISORY LEVEL: ELEVATED