"Explosive boners" should be avoided, Shawn Mitchell says in "legitimate rape" discussion

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Shawn Mitchell.
No, we're not making this up: In discussing Missouri Representative Todd Akin's bizarre claim that "legitimate rape" victims seldom get pregnant, Colorado state Senator Shawn Mitchell used the phrase "explosive boners." And then he may or may not have tried to make a joke about it, as you'll see in the Facebook conversation shared below.

Either way, it was pretty much an explosive boner of its own.

Here's how Mitchell led into the subject in a post brought to our attention by the folks at Colorado Pols:

A. Every sentient being knows "legitimate" meant "actual" rather than "proper."

B. But the frenzy must proceed, because...it must.

C. Every sentient candidate knows if you're going to address delicate subjects, you darn well better have some thoughts worked out, free of explosive boners like "legitimate."

D. So what if pregnancy rarely results from actual rape, MrAkin. What about the cases it legitimately does?

The first comment this item spurred was a simple question: "Explosive boners?" To which Mitchell replied, "You see what I did there."

Is this response meant to suggest he purposefully used the term "explosive boners" in the context of a discussion about rape, as an attempted witticism? Or that he, too, had committed an explosive boner? Mitchell doesn't say. But a couple of his Facebook friends have varying opinions. One writes, "Boner. Good word choice." Another announces, "Rape is not a joke."

Here's the entire thread to date:

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By the way, Akin has now apologized for his staggeringly ignorant "legitimate rape" remark. It'll be interesting to see if Mitchell winds up doing likewise for using the term "explosive boners" in the context of sexual assault. Or any context, for that matter.

More from our Politics archive: "Shawn Mitchell: Lawmaker admits inability to focus and personal 'demons' affecting his work."


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Juan_Leg
Juan_Leg

This will be long forgotten by this weekend......

Bill Black
Bill Black

Too funny. Although I don't quite understand why explosive boners should be avoided. If anything ... I want one.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

Let's test the Repuglican theory -- legitimately rape Todd Akin and see if he gets pregnant.

 

hth.

kwame
kwame

Shawn Mitchell is a good conservative who wants Government OUT OF the MMJ Industry. Less regulations and less taxation!!! Sometimes you are a little uber-liberal MR, chill it out. 

Jennifer Phillips
Jennifer Phillips

This is not really news-worthy. Older generations used the word "boner" to mean an embarrassing social mistake. It's pretty clear that's what he meant.

RobertChase
RobertChase topcommenter

I can forgive Shawn Mitchell a lot for having voted against HB10-1284, the GA's usurpation of the prerogatives of medical cannabis caregivers, but he should have avoided weighing in on the Akins controversy -- at least not without exercising more critical judgement regarding his post, bad enough that he should have self-censored it.   I would take particular exception to "A. Every sentient being knows "legitimate" meant "actual" rather than "proper.", which indicates he is unclear as to the meaning of both "sentient" and "legitimate".  From Oxford Dictionaries Online:

 

legitimate

adjective Pronunciation: /lɪˈdʒɪtɪmət/

1. conforming to the law or to rules: his claims to legitimate authority (of a child) born of parents lawfully married to each other: a legitimate male heir (of a sovereign) having a title based on strict hereditary right: the last legitimate Anglo-Saxon king

2. able to be defended with logic or justification; valid: a legitimate excuse for being late 3. constituting or relating to serious drama as distinct from musical comedy, revue, etc.: the legitimate theatre

Jason Hornyak
Jason Hornyak

i just snot rocketed all over my keyboard at work when i read "explosive boner" THANKS WESTORD, THIS IS WHY I LOVE YOU

dmahan77
dmahan77

@DCPlod Generally Im a fan of dick jokes but....

ExplodingBoner
ExplodingBoner

 @kwame Good is to conservative as boner is to flaccid.  Kwame is to intelligent as night is to day.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

 @RobertChase -- A64 is not a legitimate legalization initiative.

 

Any questions?

 

 

RobertChase
RobertChase topcommenter

 @ExplodingBoner  @kwame Sometimes politics makes for strange bedfellows.  As a political activist; I have to take cognizance of the fact that some people who consider themselves conservative or even tea-partiers have voted on the side of people who use cannabis when Democrats and Republicans have voted overwhelmingly against us.

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