McCain thinks rape is funny and women enjoy it

This is just….. shocking:

I managed to dig up this gem from his 1986 race for US Senate, as quoted in the Tucson Citizen:
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Did you hear the one about the woman who is attacked on the street by a gorilla, beaten senseless, raped repeatedly and left to die? When she finally regains consciousness and tries to speak, her doctor leans over to hear her sigh contently and to feebly ask, ‘Where is that marvelous ape?’

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I find rape jokes are always a sign of class, don’t you?

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Wait, where are all of those “Clinton-McCain” women running to?

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And it now makes sense that John is the kind of guy that would call his wife a “cunt”.

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McCain refers to Czechoslovakia AGAIN

(I’ve got this dairied at DailyKos, go recommend it, yo)

As I mentioned yesterday, McCain is living 20 years in the past when it comes to Europe, as he just can’t get it through his head that Czechoslovakia does not exist anymore.

And guess what? For the second straight day, he refers to…. Czechoslovakia.

“I’ve suggested a long time ago a League of Democracies and it’s very clear that Russia and China and especially Russia will veto significant measures, which would impact the behavior of the Iranians. And I regret that and I regret some of the recent behavior that Russia has exhibited […] including reduction in oil supplies to Czechoslovakia after they agreed with us on missile defense system, et cetera.”

EGAD!!! Stop insulting my ancestors, Grandpa John!!!

UPDATE from the comments in the Kos thread:

“Say what you will, but McCain is the only candidate with a solid policy regarding Austo-Hungarian expansionism.”

“You guys do understand that the real threat comes from continued expansion of the Ottoman Empire.”

Bruce Lunsford liveblogging at DailyKos

Yes, the guy who’s been ripped harshly on the liberal blogs has jumped into the Lion’s Den at DailyKos in his new diary. Join in and ask him some questions, it should be interesting.

For someone who’s been trashed so much by bloggers, I must say he’s rather fearless and engaging them directly, as he showed 2 months ago with the Bluegrass Blogtopia conference call.

I realize that there is skepticism from some in the netroots about my candidacy, so I’m excited to tell you a little more about myself. Of course, for more detail on my positions and why it’s time to ditch Mitch, please visit I also recently did an interview that I hope will provide some insight into what I hope to achieve in the Senate on another national blog, Click here to check out the Q & A.

My beliefs and core values could not be further from those of Mitch McConnell. That is a fact.

Interesting stuff, go join the discussion.

LHL op-ed on the ignored Downtown Master Plan

$400,000 of our tax dollars went into developing a Downtown Master Plan for Lexington.

Then Mr. Pink Pinstriped Shorts decided to completely throw it out the window.

Such plans don’t fit with the bright new future of Lexwebbington.

(But I can’t wait for millions more of our tax dollars going to the CentrePointe Jumbo-tron!)

Bill Johnston discusses this travesty in the Herald-Leader today:

When the Downtown Development Authority was formed, one of its earliest and most important missions was to develop a master plan for Downtown. As a member of the Downtown Development Authority’s Advisory Board, I pushed as hard as I could to help ensure that we did create a master plan.

I thought that once we had a plan everyone signed off on, we would be able to avoid the battles like the one regarding CentrePointe that has consumed us and divided us during the past four months.

I even argued with my neighbors when they said I was being naive. Unfortunately, they were right.

To create this plan, an international consultant was retained. The meetings were open to the public. There were lots of these meetings over several months, and many of us attended and participated in every one.

Many months later, after many hours of city employee time, probably even more citizen hours, and some $400,000, we ended up with what was touted by all as a great master plan for downtown.

The Downtown Development Authority accepted this new plan without dissent. The council and planning commission rejected none of it, although they did table a few items to be discussed at a later time.

But it is important to keep in mind that even those tabled items were the result of extensive citizen input.

Then, the first time someone decided to make a massive dollar investment downtown, their investment immediately trumped the investment the rest of us made throughout the years with our personal time and dollars, and more recently the investment we made in working to create this great plan for downtown.

The CentrePointe project totally ignores some of the most important concepts and principles outlined in that plan (specifically building height limits and the retention of the historic fabric).

One can safely assume that all of the people that participated in that planning process are the people who really care about downtown. They cared enough to get involved.

If there is a silent majority out there (as one councilman suggested) who wants to see downtown leveled and replaced with the largest and most massive piece of architecture one can imagine on that block, where were they during the planning process?

Why do we spend our time developing these plans – more of which are in progress – when they are ignored?