Thanks to Missouri Congressman Todd Akins, “Legitimate Rape” has become a popular phrase. For lawmakers, anything and everything is possible. Rather than calling it a slip of tongue, Akins tried to explain that a woman can shut down her pregnancy and not need an abortion if it was “legitimate rape.” In his opinion, every woman knows how to or should learn how to magically shut down a pregnancy before they can be raped. “Legitimate Rape” is really an important statement to know about the thoughts of Rep. Akins. He should have immediately pulled his candidacy, but he did not. Even after the major Republican stronghold asked him to withdraw his candidacy, he did not. He is the only one, after the party had put him the ticket, who can decide whether to pull out of the race or not. The whole world will be eager to know the result of the contest in November.
The six wheel Curiosity rover is currently driving around on Mars. It’s really a great achievement. A $2.5 billion rover has achieved quite a bit after being strategically dropped on the planet. However, while we have the ability to roam around Mars, we do not have pride about our own streets. First, the money went to Iraq, then Afghanistan and now Mars. Yes, I do agree that some of the money has to be spent towards research and development including NASA, but when we are having a troubled economy we should watch our spending. As a businessman, I must ask the question to the administration, how do these billions of dollars create jobs? Can’t we create more jobs and fix the economy better with this money?!