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I think Bob Adams was one of the first commenters ever on this site, and he has been a regular community member ever since.  Bob is also a Connecticut resident, an enthusiastic Ned Lamont supporter, and today he scored big with his new blog Connecticut Bob and a post he did about Bush’s favorite Democrat, Joe Lieberman who recently told rape victims to (literally) take a hike:

Lieberman said he believes hospitals that refuse to give contraceptives to rape victims for "principled reasons" shouldn’t be forced to do so.

"In Connecticut, it shouldn’t take more than a short ride to get to another hospital," he said.

Well Joe, that’s not very helpful. I mean, I know that you’ll never need emergency contraception at two o’clock in the morning after having been brutally raped. So I guess it’s easy for you to disregard any woman who is unlucky enough to have gone through that trauma.

Bob decided to make a graphic explanation to the compassion challenged Senator and show him with maps (visual aids are always helpful for the slow learners) that  the distance between emergency rooms was not so short as Holy Joe blithley asssumed.  Providing a rape victim is in any condition to climb up off a gurney and pull themselves together for the journey, Bob has maps showing that it would take between a half hour and an hour to walk to a hospital that provided emergency contraception.

Bob has also been making some fabulous videos for Ned, hanging out with other great Connecticut bloggers and generally doing A-plus work to unseat Holy Joe.

And if you don’t know what slogan on his t-shirt means, well, you haven’t been around here as long as Bob Adams. 

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