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The Washington Post complains:

Trump’s withdrawal of transgender bathroom guidance leaves questions up to schools, states

Until this week, the federal government had provided a standard for how sensitive questions that schools face with transgender students should be resolved. But the shift leaves a patchwork of policies that varies widely across the country.

By Emma Brown and Moriah Balingit 3 hours ago

In other words, the President of the United States isn’t going to micromanage bathrooms and locker rooms across this 3,000-mile-wide country anymore. Instead, the decisions are going to be up to officials closer to the various actual bathrooms and locker rooms. The authors of the Federalist Papers, such as Madison and the sainted Hamilton, must be rolling in their graves about somebody finally taking federalism seriously.

As I wrote in my Taki’s Magazine review of Sebastian Junger’s Tribe:

As Junger laments, Americans today seem more interested in reviling one another than in cooperating. Perhaps that’s not surprising: America is a huge country and, luckily, hasn’t had to come together much to win wars in recent generations.

Fortunately, we already have a system, bequeathed to us by the Founders, for how we can get along without getting in each other’s faces: federalism. It’s long been out of fashion, but we can live and let live as long as we don’t insist upon micromanaging the daily lives of other Americans in distant parts of the country.

 
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  1. Not tired of winning yet….Though it’s appalling that common sense is now winning…

    • Replies: @Neil Templeton
    @pyrrhus

    The sense is common because it's a winner.

  2. What the whole World War T phenomenon demonstrates is the degree to which the Left is willing to give the middle finger to the vast majority of the population in order to appease an infinitesimally small group of people. We just have to let the boy who believes (and has been allowed to delude himself into believing) that he is actually a girl shower with a bunch of people who actually are girls. They worry more about the feelings of one single boy than the hundreds of girls who will be made to feel violated by having to share a locker room with a boy. Nevermind the grown “women” with penises who are attracted to women who we’re supposed to allow in women’s (and girl’s) locker rooms.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    @Wilkey

    It's not just that, it's that the same libertine values that apply in Manhattan or San Francisco have to apply in a small town in Mississippi or N. Dakota. They have to impose the ethos of the Village on the smallest village. No exceptions may be permitted, the same radical leftist values have to apply everywhere, democracy be damned. The rule of the Cathedral must extend to the tiniest hamlet or else its work is not complete. There is no room for local rule - the Center has the right, power and obligation to control every detail.

    Replies: @SFG, @AnotherDad

    , @oddsbodkins
    @Wilkey

    All this suggests a compromise: No penises in the women's room. We'll take you seriously as a woman after you demonstrate that you are serious by having it off. That's commitment I could respect.

    Replies: @dc.sunsets

    , @Dr. X
    @Wilkey


    What the whole World War T phenomenon demonstrates is the degree to which the Left is willing to give the middle finger to the vast majority of the population in order to appease an infinitesimally small group of people.
     
    I think you've got it backwards. The goal of the Left is not to appease an "infinitesimally small" group of transgenders; rather, the goal of the Left is to "give the middle finger to the vast majority of the population."

    Replies: @Bill Jones

  3. The other side doesnt seem to see it as a truce, for some reason. But that just makes it better. We want normie parents seeing a CNN host say things like “your 10 year old daughter needs to be tolerant of seeing penises in the bathroom”.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @27 year old


    The other side doesnt seem to see it as a truce, for some reason. But that just makes it better. We want normie parents seeing a CNN host say things like “your 10 year old daughter needs to be tolerant of seeing penises in the bathroom”.
     
    The lesbian mick attorney general of my state, Massachusetts, said in a press conference last year that if women feels uncomfortable having a transgendered person (i.e., w/ penis) in the same bathroom that 'they can just hold it".

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Dr. X

    , @TK421
    @27 year old


    We want normie parents seeing a CNN host say things like “your 10 year old daughter needs to be tolerant of seeing penises in the bathroom”.
     
    Yes, we need parents to see this kind of thing, but we have to get the focus away from bathrooms to locker rooms/gym showers.
    The left has done a good job convincing people that this is just about finding a place to pee, sharing the stalls in the department store bathroom, etc. The average person knows that a 10 year old seeing a naked adult in those cases isn't realistic. Shift the discussion to school locker rooms and gym showers though and things change. It is a normal situation, parents know their kids will be in it. A place to pee is one thing, a co-ed gym shower is another.

    Replies: @countenance

  4. How horrifying – Trump won’t steamroll the entire country for the sake of the tens of thousands (at most) of adolescents with a rare mental disorder that usually resolves itself by adulthood?

    “Minority rights” means that any small group that experiences the slightest amount of social or cultural discomfort should have the right to have their concerns override the preferences or practices of the majority. Because that’s democracy.

  5. styxhexenhammer666 (interesting and astute observer with some alt-right leanings) on youtube thinks he will do same with marijuana

    • Replies: @D. K.
    @pepperinmono

    Marijuana is regulated by federal statute; President Trump is not authorized to change such statutes by his own presidential whim. President Obama's malignant diktats on transgender usage of school facilities was based upon the patently fatuous rationale that when the Congress outlawed most public discrimination based upon one's "sex," that its use of that term implicitly included a person's supposed "gender identity," which the Left holds to be separate and distinct from the physical traits of sexual differentiation supplied by nature through genetic inheritance.

    Replies: @27 year old, @Bill, @Autochthon

  6. Whenever the phrase “patchwork of policies” is used in a news story, it will almost always be followed by a pitch for ending local self-government and imposing national or global governance on the particular community or state.

  7. Until this week, the federal government had provided a standard for how sensitive questions that schools face with transgender students should be resolved.

    Implying, of course, that Trump is changing something that has always been this way at least since the beginning of the Republic, if not for all of recorded history.

    Nice.

    • Replies: @res
    @TontoBubbaGoldstein

    That was really blatant. How about saying something like: "This week the federal government overturned an ill advised measure put in place last May."
    http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-lgbt-idUSKBN161243

  8. War is indeed what it is. A tiny, hostile, peerlessly aggressive minority using the awesome power of the state to gleefully ram plain moral/social destruction down the throats of the majority. We’ve seen this playbook a number of times in the past few decades.

    But some people still think it’s motivated by “compassion” for someone. Because the rammers say it is. Pish. It’s war.

    • Agree: Clyde
    • Replies: @dfordoom
    @The True and Original David


    But some people still think it’s motivated by “compassion” for someone. Because the rammers say it is. Pish. It’s war.
     
    Agreed. Transgender folks are just another weapon to be used to destroy Christianity, morality and decency and to humiliate ordinary people. The people behind this don't give a damn about these poor sick deluded transgender people.
  9. About LGBTQ — why do homosexual males get two letters and the others only one? Could somebody mansplain it to me?

    • Replies: @anon
    @Luke Lea

    The new standard is : LGBTQAFQ

    Lesbian
    Gay
    Bisexual
    Transgender
    Queer
    Advocates
    Friends
    Questioning

    Really homosexual men don't get any dedicated letters , as Queer and Gay can be used universally for male or female, whereas lesbian is specifically female.

    Replies: @Langley, @Mr. Anon, @Alfa158

    , @PenskeFile
    @Luke Lea


    About LGBTQ — why do homosexual males get two letters and the others only one? Could somebody mansplain it to me?
     
    Lesbian Female attraction to female
    Gay Male attraction to male
    Bisexual Male/Female attration to males and females
    Transgender Male who thinks he is a female -- OR -- female who thinks he is a male
    Questioning or Queer - male or female who is not sure or just generally confused

    So, males do not have two letters, they have one - "G". Females have one "L" and the rest are all over the place.

    Just wait till we get to the second order derivatives, such as a Transgender Male who is a Lesbian. What special accommodations and pokemon points does that person get?

    Replies: @unpc downunder, @Langley

    , @Autochthon
    @Luke Lea

    I'm ashamed to say I think I can illuminate this one. (When I evacuate in August I'll tell you all for whom I currently prostitutie myself and you will understand my shameful knowledge.)

    I presume you refer to the gays and the queers.

    The queers are, apparently, now supposed to not be mere male sodomites (as was the usage in my youth). Rather, a queer is ostensibly now someone who declines to accept any one particular rôle consistently. I cannot bring myself to cite the drivel a hundred odd Websites by and for these characters which doubtless has a more detailed explanation, but, as I understand it (from the horrors of my environs) a queer may like oysters and snails, or just one for extended periods of time, and maybe indefinitely, but noncommittally, always reserving the right to try the other again. A queer may also have a vagina. A queer very much lives in the moment. He (or she) – it...? – may even prefer whole platters of oysters or snails (or the two mixed).

    Feel free to check for more detail, clarification, and madness at some approved organ of the crazies, though; any misapprehensions or mischaracterisations are my own.

    , @Lagertha
    @Luke Lea

    bc...the Q (I remember this several years ago) was first used to denote, "questioning," not yet plain, queer, the old word. There was debate; but the whole sequence sounded better with Q on the end, kinda' like a rock band. NRBQ, INXS, U2, AC/DC, UB40..ABBA...and? Plus, everyone loved Queen....so the Q was natural?

    , @Lucas McCrudy
    @Luke Lea

    My mom used to call the butch lesbian at the local library a "queer."

    , @Pericles
    @Luke Lea

    Sometimes when I feel the need to sow discord, particularly among feminists, I term it "TGBL" with the explanation that this order prioritizes the most pressing issues.

  10. As Junger laments, Americans today seem more interested in reviling one another than in cooperating

    I see — I personally do not ‘lament’ that at all — for me the bond is permanently broken — I am no longer interested in ‘cooperating’ with these ‘Americans’ in any way, eg as part of the same polity — mostly because I do not regard them as very ‘American’ at all — the way I see it, the domineering extremism of one side is responsible for that — I just got tired of being called ugly names — disclosure: I’m a white male, and (now) a White Nationalist.

    I ‘lament’ what’s happened to America (especially demographically) — but I’m happy to (now) ‘revile’ the other side — to return the hate and contempt they’ve directed at me, and Whites generally (especially white males), for a long time.

    • Agree: Autochthon
    • Replies: @eah
    @eah

    Not to mention their total cognitive dissonance:

    https://twitter.com/AnnCoulter/status/834913145235902464

    Replies: @eah

  11. These people are freaking out because they don’t want to actually be accountable for their own beliefs. They love choosing the most expensive thing on the menu as long as someone else pays for it.

  12. @Luke Lea
    About LGBTQ -- why do homosexual males get two letters and the others only one? Could somebody mansplain it to me?

    Replies: @anon, @PenskeFile, @Autochthon, @Lagertha, @Lucas McCrudy, @Pericles

    The new standard is : LGBTQAFQ

    Lesbian
    Gay
    Bisexual
    Transgender
    Queer
    Advocates
    Friends
    Questioning

    Really homosexual men don’t get any dedicated letters , as Queer and Gay can be used universally for male or female, whereas lesbian is specifically female.

    • Replies: @Langley
    @anon

    Why do women get their own designation- Lesbian?

    , @Mr. Anon
    @anon


    The new standard is : LGBTQAFQ
     
    I prefer [email protected]#$%^&7)*4

    It's more inclusive.

    Anything less is bigoted and hateful.

    Replies: @Clyde, @SFG

    , @Alfa158
    @anon

    You missed one more. It is now LGBTQAFQ2S. I was at a commencement at UC Santa Cruz where the 2S was being used. Apparently Indians (casino, not call center), refer to homosexuals as being Two Spirited, so out of cultural inclusiveness you have to add 2S.
    Thank you.

    Replies: @Dissident

  13. Tucker’s exchange with Zac Petkanas, a DNC advisor, on the transgender topic tonight was riveting. Tucker forces Petkanas to reveal absurdity of progressive position that gender identity determines male and female. Tucker offers Petkanas $1,000 to find a biologist at an accredited university to come on his show and discuss “settled science” behind transgender rights.

    • Replies: @e
    @Ravenswood Mommy

    His position, of course, is indefensible, but I couldn't help noting that Mr. Petkanas seemed a standard deviation short of the usual democrat spinner, don't you think?

    It's wonderful how Carlson lets his guests speak, then calmly and fairly destroys them with logic and common sense.

    Replies: @Clyde

    , @O'Really
    @Ravenswood Mommy

    Tucker put on a clinic with that interview. It made me optimistic that we can wedge straight women's interests (Title IX, women's colleges, etc) against these extremists. I doubt that Trump or any elected officials will have the guts to go there, even though it could easily be an 80-20 issue if properly framed.

    Replies: @Jim Don Bob

    , @Anon
    @Ravenswood Mommy

    Here's Tucker's interview with Zac Petkanas

    https://youtu.be/CtbCIzui1Aw


    Also a favorite of mine, I'm a Tall Chinese Woman

    https://youtu.be/xfO1veFs6Ho

    , @Bill
    @Ravenswood Mommy

    Zac should have answered "don't tempt me." You don't really think scaring up some biologists to spout cultural marxist BS would be hard, do you? They are a politicized bunch of cretins.

  14. @Luke Lea
    About LGBTQ -- why do homosexual males get two letters and the others only one? Could somebody mansplain it to me?

    Replies: @anon, @PenskeFile, @Autochthon, @Lagertha, @Lucas McCrudy, @Pericles

    About LGBTQ — why do homosexual males get two letters and the others only one? Could somebody mansplain it to me?

    Lesbian Female attraction to female
    Gay Male attraction to male
    Bisexual Male/Female attration to males and females
    Transgender Male who thinks he is a female — OR — female who thinks he is a male
    Questioning or Queer – male or female who is not sure or just generally confused

    So, males do not have two letters, they have one – “G”. Females have one “L” and the rest are all over the place.

    Just wait till we get to the second order derivatives, such as a Transgender Male who is a Lesbian. What special accommodations and pokemon points does that person get?

    • Replies: @unpc downunder
    @PenskeFile

    Queer is a left-wing political term for someone who is androgynous, as in "gender queer". "In human biodiversity (as opposed to political) terms there are only five possible forms of gender and sexuality variance.

    , @Langley
    @PenskeFile

    Bruce Jenner claims that he is a transgender female who is attracted to other females.

  15. @eah
    As Junger laments, Americans today seem more interested in reviling one another than in cooperating

    I see -- I personally do not 'lament' that at all -- for me the bond is permanently broken -- I am no longer interested in 'cooperating' with these 'Americans' in any way, eg as part of the same polity -- mostly because I do not regard them as very 'American' at all -- the way I see it, the domineering extremism of one side is responsible for that -- I just got tired of being called ugly names -- disclosure: I'm a white male, and (now) a White Nationalist.

    I 'lament' what's happened to America (especially demographically) -- but I'm happy to (now) 'revile' the other side -- to return the hate and contempt they've directed at me, and Whites generally (especially white males), for a long time.

    Replies: @eah

    Not to mention their total cognitive dissonance:

    • Replies: @eah
    @eah

    And speaking of extremism:

    https://twitter.com/kausmickey/status/834973384463175680

    Replies: @eah

  16. @Luke Lea
    About LGBTQ -- why do homosexual males get two letters and the others only one? Could somebody mansplain it to me?

    Replies: @anon, @PenskeFile, @Autochthon, @Lagertha, @Lucas McCrudy, @Pericles

    I’m ashamed to say I think I can illuminate this one. (When I evacuate in August I’ll tell you all for whom I currently prostitutie myself and you will understand my shameful knowledge.)

    I presume you refer to the gays and the queers.

    The queers are, apparently, now supposed to not be mere male sodomites (as was the usage in my youth). Rather, a queer is ostensibly now someone who declines to accept any one particular rôle consistently. I cannot bring myself to cite the drivel a hundred odd Websites by and for these characters which doubtless has a more detailed explanation, but, as I understand it (from the horrors of my environs) a queer may like oysters and snails, or just one for extended periods of time, and maybe indefinitely, but noncommittally, always reserving the right to try the other again. A queer may also have a vagina. A queer very much lives in the moment. He (or she) – it…? – may even prefer whole platters of oysters or snails (or the two mixed).

    Feel free to check for more detail, clarification, and madness at some approved organ of the crazies, though; any misapprehensions or mischaracterisations are my own.

  17. Stoners for Trump!
    That’ll get the Coalition of the Fringes’ infighting going.

  18. • Replies: @D. K.
    @Anon

    That post was 86ed, hours ago!

    Replies: @Anon

    , @Anonymous
    @Anon

    Well that was quick! This Huff post is deleted already. I wanted to read it

    Replies: @a reader

    , @Anon
    @Anon

    Ok, found the deleted Huff post in the Wayback Machine

    http://web.archive.org/web/20170223045209/http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-is-absolutely-right-about-sweden_us_58ad5eb1e4b0598627a55e94

    Replies: @Anon, @Dan Hayes

    , @El Dato
    @Anon

    Hilarious, screenshotted

  19. @Luke Lea
    About LGBTQ -- why do homosexual males get two letters and the others only one? Could somebody mansplain it to me?

    Replies: @anon, @PenskeFile, @Autochthon, @Lagertha, @Lucas McCrudy, @Pericles

    bc…the Q (I remember this several years ago) was first used to denote, “questioning,” not yet plain, queer, the old word. There was debate; but the whole sequence sounded better with Q on the end, kinda’ like a rock band. NRBQ, INXS, U2, AC/DC, UB40..ABBA…and? Plus, everyone loved Queen….so the Q was natural?

  20. @Wilkey
    What the whole World War T phenomenon demonstrates is the degree to which the Left is willing to give the middle finger to the vast majority of the population in order to appease an infinitesimally small group of people. We just have to let the boy who believes (and has been allowed to delude himself into believing) that he is actually a girl shower with a bunch of people who actually are girls. They worry more about the feelings of one single boy than the hundreds of girls who will be made to feel violated by having to share a locker room with a boy. Nevermind the grown "women" with penises who are attracted to women who we're supposed to allow in women's (and girl's) locker rooms.

    Replies: @Jack D, @oddsbodkins, @Dr. X

    It’s not just that, it’s that the same libertine values that apply in Manhattan or San Francisco have to apply in a small town in Mississippi or N. Dakota. They have to impose the ethos of the Village on the smallest village. No exceptions may be permitted, the same radical leftist values have to apply everywhere, democracy be damned. The rule of the Cathedral must extend to the tiniest hamlet or else its work is not complete. There is no room for local rule – the Center has the right, power and obligation to control every detail.

    • Replies: @SFG
    @Jack D

    Yeah, federalism always struck me as a nice way to get around the whole Neshoba-is-not-New-York problem.

    But you talk to liberals, they are really concerned about women in Alabama having access to abortions or transgenders in Oklahoma.

    Replies: @Mr. Blank, @Bill

    , @AnotherDad
    @Jack D


    There is no room for local rule – the Center has the right, power and obligation to control every detail.
     
    Exactly. Again very well stated Jack.

    This is one way you can tell that leftism is evil. You would think all with all that hippy dippy "localism" "organic" "community" packaging they wrap themselves up in that leftism would be perfect fit for federalism and local control.

    But i think there's two reasons why not. One practical, one viscerally ideological.

    1) Practical: Leftism doesn't tend to actually work very well.
    If you work democratically and leftists set up their projects here and there ... it turns out most of their ideas are crap. They are haven't taken human nature into account, they haven't thought through the incentives or they are just overly bureaucratic and expensive. If you have other places--perhaps right next door--which are *not* forcing the leftist program on folks, then miraculously people tend to "vote with their feet" and leave. This is of course annoying.

    For example the Democrats could have brought in Obamacare in any number of states they control. The constitutional issues would have been moot. And they could tinker around and figure out what worked. But then that would subject whatever they cooked up to *comparison* with other (Republican?) programs or doing nothing at all. People would have been able to choose. Doing it nationally meant no one got to choose and there was nothing to compare to reveal the defects.


    2) Ideological: Leftism is root and branch ... about *control*.
    In its heart--it's deepest motivations--leftism is totalitarian. People *must* be *made* to do what (we say) is good for them. It's at root the desire of the intellectual to take sloppy, disordered reality, which grows up organically--and not always nicely or pleasantly--from the people, human nature, culture, traditions, history, raw circumstances and *bang* it into the shape that their brains think it *ought* to be.

    If you have centrism, *one* unitary state, then once you seize it, you can "fix" messy reality. Your will can be imposed. (Presidential decree, Federal law, Supreme Court ruling ... fini.) If there are multiple, competing authorities, checks+balances, then you can't--or it's much harder--to make everyone conform.

    ~

    BTW, this is of course, what's behind much of "globalism" as well. The idea that separate nations can have separate unique ways of living--say Russians going with "do what you want but no cheerleading" line on homosexuality--just offends leftists. Nope everyone must get with the program ... even if its the program we just discovered yesterday.

    It's important that folks really wrap their brains around this. Many == freedom, hope, choice. One == oppression and tyranny.

    Replies: @Bill Jones

  21. A friend of mine was in NC and was using the men’s room when a woman poked her head in, looked annoyed to see him in there, and left.

    ‘Sorry, HB2’ he called as she shut the door…

    • Replies: @ThreeCranes
    @SFG

    Had to laugh. Reminds me of the time I was showering in the locker room after a swim at the University pool and a woman leaned in the door and called out some guy's (her boyfriend's?) name. When she got no answer she just waltzed right in and looking right and left progressed down the rows of lockers all the way to the showers. Then turned around and left.

    I always wondered if she did it on a dare or if she really was looking for her friend. Gotta admit that I admired her for that. Pretty ballsy I'd say, for a gal.

    Replies: @Karl, @Marty T

  22. @Jack D
    @Wilkey

    It's not just that, it's that the same libertine values that apply in Manhattan or San Francisco have to apply in a small town in Mississippi or N. Dakota. They have to impose the ethos of the Village on the smallest village. No exceptions may be permitted, the same radical leftist values have to apply everywhere, democracy be damned. The rule of the Cathedral must extend to the tiniest hamlet or else its work is not complete. There is no room for local rule - the Center has the right, power and obligation to control every detail.

    Replies: @SFG, @AnotherDad

    Yeah, federalism always struck me as a nice way to get around the whole Neshoba-is-not-New-York problem.

    But you talk to liberals, they are really concerned about women in Alabama having access to abortions or transgenders in Oklahoma.

    • LOL: Hibernian
    • Replies: @Mr. Blank
    @SFG

    This is true, but it's always seemed so weird to me that they see this as a killer objection: The plight of the poor gays in small-town Alabama. You know, they have these things called cars. Also buses, airplanes, and in some places, they still have trains.

    People who thought their small towns were too backward and intolerant have been catching rides to the Big City for as long as Big Cities have been around. Heck, that's the process that made San Francisco into San Francisco and Manhattan into Manhattan. What, do they think the gay kids in small-town Alabama have somehow forgotten this?

    We have immigration romanticism; whatever happened to internal migration romanticism? Wouldn't that be a healthier thing to cultivate than invade the world, invite the world?

    Replies: @Autochthon

    , @Bill
    @SFG

    Federalism doesn't solve anything. Should the South be permitted to bring back Jim Crow? Can MA make Catholicism illegal again? Of course not, those things are morally repugnant!!

    But, transgender bathrooms are different, you see. They aren't. The federalists on the issue are federalists precisely because they don't think sex-specific bathrooms are morally repugnant.

    Someone will rule. Their morality will be imposed.

  23. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Callahan_(musician)#Personal_life

    Even bohemian types have parents who served in Deep State.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @Anon

    The Police, for example.

    Replies: @duncsbaby

  24. @pyrrhus
    Not tired of winning yet....Though it's appalling that common sense is now winning...

    Replies: @Neil Templeton

    The sense is common because it’s a winner.

  25. @pepperinmono
    styxhexenhammer666 (interesting and astute observer with some alt-right leanings) on youtube thinks he will do same with marijuana

    Replies: @D. K.

    Marijuana is regulated by federal statute; President Trump is not authorized to change such statutes by his own presidential whim. President Obama’s malignant diktats on transgender usage of school facilities was based upon the patently fatuous rationale that when the Congress outlawed most public discrimination based upon one’s “sex,” that its use of that term implicitly included a person’s supposed “gender identity,” which the Left holds to be separate and distinct from the physical traits of sexual differentiation supplied by nature through genetic inheritance.

    • Replies: @27 year old
    @D. K.

    >Marijuana is regulated by federal statute; President Trump is not authorized to change such statutes by his own presidential whim.

    He can executive order the DEA to reschedule marijuana under the controlled substances act.

    Replies: @D. K.

    , @Bill
    @D. K.

    There are lots of unenforced or rarely enforced laws.

    I don't think Trump is going to stop enforcement here, btw, but he could.

    Replies: @D. K.

    , @Autochthon
    @D. K.

    Legal distinctions based upon sex – unlike those based upon, e.g., race or religion – are long recognised in our constitutional jurisprudence as subject not to strict scrutiny (i.e., a standard effectively impossible to overcome) but rather to what is called "intermediate scrutiny."

    Strict scrutiny requires a compelling governmental interest which can be addressed by no other means save the proposed legal discrimination. A hypothetical example of racial discrimination that might meet the standard and be upheld is a law addressing some horribly hyper-contagious pathogen only able to be spread by persons of a certain race, thus justifying some type of quarantine or testing of those persons. Even then, I doubt such a law would hold up.

    Intermediate scrutiny requires that the discrimination imposed be "substantially related" (not indispensable, as with strict scrutiny) to an "important" (not compelling) governmental interest.

    I would make a case that protecting prepubescent girls from an increased danger at the hands of predatory, mentally ill men pretending to be women, or, for that matter, mere exposure to naked, grown men at their tender ages, certainly represent an important governmental interest, and that keeping naked, grown men out of the restrooms and locker-rooms used by those young girls is most decidedly substantially related to furthering that important interest.

    Then again, I'm not a madman....

    In any event, I am curious to learn which of the three accepted standards* will be applied to the perverts and mentally ill in the inevitable cases before the federal supreme court.

    *A third standard, rational-basis review, requires only that a law be "rationally related" (not the only means available, nor even substantially related) to furthering a merely "legitimate" (not compelling, or even important) governmental interest.

  26. @SFG
    A friend of mine was in NC and was using the men's room when a woman poked her head in, looked annoyed to see him in there, and left.

    'Sorry, HB2' he called as she shut the door...

    Replies: @ThreeCranes

    Had to laugh. Reminds me of the time I was showering in the locker room after a swim at the University pool and a woman leaned in the door and called out some guy’s (her boyfriend’s?) name. When she got no answer she just waltzed right in and looking right and left progressed down the rows of lockers all the way to the showers. Then turned around and left.

    I always wondered if she did it on a dare or if she really was looking for her friend. Gotta admit that I admired her for that. Pretty ballsy I’d say, for a gal.

    • Replies: @Karl
    @ThreeCranes

    27 threeCranes > Pretty ballsy I’d say, for a gal.

    not at all.

    Her boyfriend would potentially have been in Deep Shit if he had done the same in the Womens Locker.

    She faced virtually no chance of getting into trouble.

    Sperm are cheap, eggs are valuable.

    Replies: @ThreeCranes, @Jim Don Bob

    , @Marty T
    @ThreeCranes

    Shoulda invited her in.

  27. @Anon
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYg6eIH7qR8

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Callahan_(musician)#Personal_life

    Even bohemian types have parents who served in Deep State.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer

    The Police, for example.

    • Replies: @duncsbaby
    @Steve Sailer

    Miles Copeland Sr. used to party with Kim Philby. Philby was always the life of the party.

  28. @D. K.
    @pepperinmono

    Marijuana is regulated by federal statute; President Trump is not authorized to change such statutes by his own presidential whim. President Obama's malignant diktats on transgender usage of school facilities was based upon the patently fatuous rationale that when the Congress outlawed most public discrimination based upon one's "sex," that its use of that term implicitly included a person's supposed "gender identity," which the Left holds to be separate and distinct from the physical traits of sexual differentiation supplied by nature through genetic inheritance.

    Replies: @27 year old, @Bill, @Autochthon

    >Marijuana is regulated by federal statute; President Trump is not authorized to change such statutes by his own presidential whim.

    He can executive order the DEA to reschedule marijuana under the controlled substances act.

    • Replies: @D. K.
    @27 year old

    May he . . . ?

    https://www.dea.gov/druginfo/ds.shtml

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Removal_of_cannabis_from_Schedule_I_of_the_Controlled_Substances_Act

    Replies: @27 year old

  29. @SFG
    @Jack D

    Yeah, federalism always struck me as a nice way to get around the whole Neshoba-is-not-New-York problem.

    But you talk to liberals, they are really concerned about women in Alabama having access to abortions or transgenders in Oklahoma.

    Replies: @Mr. Blank, @Bill

    This is true, but it’s always seemed so weird to me that they see this as a killer objection: The plight of the poor gays in small-town Alabama. You know, they have these things called cars. Also buses, airplanes, and in some places, they still have trains.

    People who thought their small towns were too backward and intolerant have been catching rides to the Big City for as long as Big Cities have been around. Heck, that’s the process that made San Francisco into San Francisco and Manhattan into Manhattan. What, do they think the gay kids in small-town Alabama have somehow forgotten this?

    We have immigration romanticism; whatever happened to internal migration romanticism? Wouldn’t that be a healthier thing to cultivate than invade the world, invite the world?

    • Replies: @Autochthon
    @Mr. Blank

    Exactly. No one's swooping in from Washington to force the invaders – who've made my life intolerable – learn English, bathe, stop stealing and vandalising my personalty, or stop trespassing on my realty, so off I must go back to what civilised lands remain. Yet according to the Narrative™ if someone in Peoria so much as arches an eyebrow at a sodomite, the mores of San Francisco require, as Porter observes, "insertion into the public’s colon by physicians in black robes."

    Connecticut's governor tonight, all in the span of five minutes, asserted:

    1) The federal government has no authority to impose itself upon the States to enforce federal laws regarding immigration;

    2) The federal government is required to impose itself upon States to ensure anyone, anywhere, can use any lavatory he wishes, notwithstanding what the States may wish; and

    3) In conclusion: The federal government cannot impose itself upon States under any circumstances, without exception.

    (That last is one Hell of a thing for the descendants of 620,000 needlessly killed people to be told so long after the fact.)

    Nutmeggers, is this guy really the best you could do? His masterful oratory and keen reasoning make Hank Johnson seem like the unholy, superhuman love child of Daniel Webster and Cicero. (I'm keeping with the leitmotif of biological impossibilities....)

    Replies: @Bill

  30. @Anon
    Shiite. Huffandpuffingston Post agree with Trump

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-is-absolutely-right-about-sweden_us_58ad5eb1e4b0598627a55e94

    Replies: @D. K., @Anonymous, @Anon, @El Dato

    That post was 86ed, hours ago!

    • Replies: @Anon
    @D. K.

    Stalin's old tactic is used all over.

    Disappearing the news.

  31. @Anon
    Shiite. Huffandpuffingston Post agree with Trump

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-is-absolutely-right-about-sweden_us_58ad5eb1e4b0598627a55e94

    Replies: @D. K., @Anonymous, @Anon, @El Dato

    Well that was quick! This Huff post is deleted already. I wanted to read it

    • Replies: @a reader
    @Anonymous

    Here you are.

    Replies: @res

  32. Democrats and trans-advocates claim that transgenders are being denied rights. I have argued that Trump’s decision AFFIRMS the rights of females (biological women), as defined by existing Federal sex discrimination civil rights laws, to retain their legally defined female space and to be protected from the intrusion of biological males, including all of those who continue to possess male genital anatomy, who subjectively and delusionally self-identify as female.

    Biology is real and objective. Gender identity is delusionally subjective. My subjective definition of my gender does not give me the right to intrude upon and occupy the legally protected space reserved for biological females.

    Why is the body discomfort of an anorexic considered a mental disorder and the body discomfort of a transgender elevated and acclaimed an “identity?” No transgenders ever respond to that question.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @CCZ

    I stayed in an upscale apartment building once for a few weeks. Everytime I went outside, there were all these dour, well-dressed, extremely skinny teenage girls standing around smoking.

    I finally figured out that one floor of the building was a residential ward for an anorexia treatment clinic.

    , @Chrisnonymous
    @CCZ

    I agree that we have elevated all issues surrounding sexuality to an unholy and harmful degree. Issues of "rights" aside, when one stops to think that the leaders of the most powerful nation on earth are concerning themselves with the citizenry's diddling, it's strange.

    However, there are answers to the question you pose, such as the objective harm anorexia does to the body.

    Replies: @CCZ

  33. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @27 year old
    The other side doesnt seem to see it as a truce, for some reason. But that just makes it better. We want normie parents seeing a CNN host say things like "your 10 year old daughter needs to be tolerant of seeing penises in the bathroom".

    Replies: @Anonymous, @TK421

    The other side doesnt seem to see it as a truce, for some reason. But that just makes it better. We want normie parents seeing a CNN host say things like “your 10 year old daughter needs to be tolerant of seeing penises in the bathroom”.

    The lesbian mick attorney general of my state, Massachusetts, said in a press conference last year that if women feels uncomfortable having a transgendered person (i.e., w/ penis) in the same bathroom that ‘they can just hold it”.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @Anonymous

    Women deserve safe spaces away from men, but not away from ex-men. Ex-men have more Diversity Pokemon Points than women, so they rule.

    Replies: @O'Really

    , @Dr. X
    @Anonymous


    The lesbian mick attorney general of my state, Massachusetts
     
    Healy is so unglued she's dangerous. Her edict on gun control was appalling. She telegraphs what the lesbian left would be like with total power -- an utterly intolerant, totalitarian, repressive dictatorship.
  34. @Anon
    Shiite. Huffandpuffingston Post agree with Trump

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-is-absolutely-right-about-sweden_us_58ad5eb1e4b0598627a55e94

    Replies: @D. K., @Anonymous, @Anon, @El Dato

    • Replies: @Anon
    @Anon

    Immigration truth telling in Huffington Post. Written by Norwegian so please excuse imperfect English

    , @Dan Hayes
    @Anon

    Anon,

    How did it ever get published in the Huffington Puffington Post, even though it was very quickly removed.

    Will wonders never cease!

    P.S. And sincere thanks for resurrecting the article from the dead.

  35. @CCZ
    Democrats and trans-advocates claim that transgenders are being denied rights. I have argued that Trump’s decision AFFIRMS the rights of females (biological women), as defined by existing Federal sex discrimination civil rights laws, to retain their legally defined female space and to be protected from the intrusion of biological males, including all of those who continue to possess male genital anatomy, who subjectively and delusionally self-identify as female.

    Biology is real and objective. Gender identity is delusionally subjective. My subjective definition of my gender does not give me the right to intrude upon and occupy the legally protected space reserved for biological females.

    Why is the body discomfort of an anorexic considered a mental disorder and the body discomfort of a transgender elevated and acclaimed an “identity?” No transgenders ever respond to that question.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Chrisnonymous

    I stayed in an upscale apartment building once for a few weeks. Everytime I went outside, there were all these dour, well-dressed, extremely skinny teenage girls standing around smoking.

    I finally figured out that one floor of the building was a residential ward for an anorexia treatment clinic.

  36. @Anonymous
    @27 year old


    The other side doesnt seem to see it as a truce, for some reason. But that just makes it better. We want normie parents seeing a CNN host say things like “your 10 year old daughter needs to be tolerant of seeing penises in the bathroom”.
     
    The lesbian mick attorney general of my state, Massachusetts, said in a press conference last year that if women feels uncomfortable having a transgendered person (i.e., w/ penis) in the same bathroom that 'they can just hold it".

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Dr. X

    Women deserve safe spaces away from men, but not away from ex-men. Ex-men have more Diversity Pokemon Points than women, so they rule.

    • Replies: @O'Really
    @Steve Sailer

    Similarly, straight women do not merit protection from abuse and harassment by lesbians, in this case in the WNBA. Since coming out with her story of anti-heterosexual abuse, Candice Wiggins has not exactly received the unquestioning support offered to Jackie Coakley:
    http://www.espn.com/wnba/story/_/id/18736607/wnba-players-dispute-candice-wiggins-controversial-allegations

    Replies: @Anon7

  37. @Anon
    @Anon

    Ok, found the deleted Huff post in the Wayback Machine

    http://web.archive.org/web/20170223045209/http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-is-absolutely-right-about-sweden_us_58ad5eb1e4b0598627a55e94

    Replies: @Anon, @Dan Hayes

    Immigration truth telling in Huffington Post. Written by Norwegian so please excuse imperfect English

  38. I don’t think the Left will accept this reasonable compromise. The whole point of World War T is to push the Deplorables around and humiliate them for not knowing the latest SJW trend. Letting local officials handle transgender issues takes the fun out of it. Also, if people can opt out of transgenderism, then why can’t they opt out of any leftist cause?

  39. OT: Twitter has suspended the hilarious account of BronzeAgePerv. Bummer. Ever since The Atlantic namedropped it, I’d been regularly checking it to find fresh material to use when needling my liberal friends.

    • Replies: @Opinionator
    @Mr. Blank

    Total massacre over there this week. Might be reaching a tipping point for AltRight Twitter.

    The only person AltRight or claiming to be AltRight who will remain standing on Twitter is Richard Spencer.

    Replies: @verylongaccountname

  40. OT: I’m rather curious, but does anybody else see the dissonance in claims that old stale pale lily qhite Russia is running rings around diverse Silicon valley and Darpa, on the internet…………..which they invented???

    Why does no one ask, does diversity make us stronger? Is Russia an anomaly? so many questions.

    • Replies: @JL
    @Nigerian Nationalist

    Not only is Russia not lily white, it's also one of the most, if not the most, diverse countries on the planet.

    Replies: @neutral, @Nigerian Nationalist

  41. @Mr. Blank
    OT: Twitter has suspended the hilarious account of BronzeAgePerv. Bummer. Ever since The Atlantic namedropped it, I'd been regularly checking it to find fresh material to use when needling my liberal friends.

    Replies: @Opinionator

    Total massacre over there this week. Might be reaching a tipping point for AltRight Twitter.

    The only person AltRight or claiming to be AltRight who will remain standing on Twitter is Richard Spencer.

    • Replies: @verylongaccountname
    @Opinionator

    Its looking more and more likely that he is a CIA plant.

    Replies: @Opinionator

  42. @Steve Sailer
    @Anonymous

    Women deserve safe spaces away from men, but not away from ex-men. Ex-men have more Diversity Pokemon Points than women, so they rule.

    Replies: @O'Really

    Similarly, straight women do not merit protection from abuse and harassment by lesbians, in this case in the WNBA. Since coming out with her story of anti-heterosexual abuse, Candice Wiggins has not exactly received the unquestioning support offered to Jackie Coakley:
    http://www.espn.com/wnba/story/_/id/18736607/wnba-players-dispute-candice-wiggins-controversial-allegations

    • Replies: @Anon7
    @O'Really

    Maybe too late to comment, but NPR Public Radio covered this story in a segment that aired this weekend. Not surprisingly, both the "reporter" and both of the interviewed "experts" agreed that there is absolutely no story here, and that Wiggins is the only person who has ever observed lesbians in the WNBA and that she is obviously wrong and maybe delusional. End of story.

    Often the "sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander" formula works in these cases, so I wondered what NPR's response would be to, say, a story about one female military cadet who alleges widespread abuse and problems while at boot camp. Enough said.

  43. @Ravenswood Mommy


    Tucker's exchange with Zac Petkanas, a DNC advisor, on the transgender topic tonight was riveting. Tucker forces Petkanas to reveal absurdity of progressive position that gender identity determines male and female. Tucker offers Petkanas $1,000 to find a biologist at an accredited university to come on his show and discuss "settled science" behind transgender rights.

    Replies: @e, @O'Really, @Anon, @Bill

    His position, of course, is indefensible, but I couldn’t help noting that Mr. Petkanas seemed a standard deviation short of the usual democrat spinner, don’t you think?

    It’s wonderful how Carlson lets his guests speak, then calmly and fairly destroys them with logic and common sense.

    • Replies: @Clyde
    @e


    It’s wonderful how Carlson lets his guests speak, then calmly and fairly destroys them with logic and common sense.
     
    Enhanced by Carlson's use of split screen. So we see him making subtly amusing faces in reaction to his guest's leftoid ramblings. He sometimes tilts his head like a puzzled cocker spaniel.
  44. @27 year old
    @D. K.

    >Marijuana is regulated by federal statute; President Trump is not authorized to change such statutes by his own presidential whim.

    He can executive order the DEA to reschedule marijuana under the controlled substances act.

    Replies: @D. K.

    • Replies: @27 year old
    @D. K.

    The Controlled Substances Act provides for the Attorney General to reschedule "administratively". So, fine, technically Trump would have to tell Sessions to do it, and then tell HHS they have to approve it too, rather than an EO. Same thing, imo. It can be done within the executive branch.

    Replies: @D. K.

  45. @Anon
    @Anon

    Ok, found the deleted Huff post in the Wayback Machine

    http://web.archive.org/web/20170223045209/http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-is-absolutely-right-about-sweden_us_58ad5eb1e4b0598627a55e94

    Replies: @Anon, @Dan Hayes

    Anon,

    How did it ever get published in the Huffington Puffington Post, even though it was very quickly removed.

    Will wonders never cease!

    P.S. And sincere thanks for resurrecting the article from the dead.

  46. @PenskeFile
    @Luke Lea


    About LGBTQ — why do homosexual males get two letters and the others only one? Could somebody mansplain it to me?
     
    Lesbian Female attraction to female
    Gay Male attraction to male
    Bisexual Male/Female attration to males and females
    Transgender Male who thinks he is a female -- OR -- female who thinks he is a male
    Questioning or Queer - male or female who is not sure or just generally confused

    So, males do not have two letters, they have one - "G". Females have one "L" and the rest are all over the place.

    Just wait till we get to the second order derivatives, such as a Transgender Male who is a Lesbian. What special accommodations and pokemon points does that person get?

    Replies: @unpc downunder, @Langley

    Queer is a left-wing political term for someone who is androgynous, as in “gender queer”. “In human biodiversity (as opposed to political) terms there are only five possible forms of gender and sexuality variance.

  47. Feb 21, 2017 · “The president has maintained for a long time that this is a states’ rights issue and not one for the federal government,” Sean Spicer said

    How refreshing to hear that a President has decided to butt out. To have his Federal Government butt out and let States and local jurisdictions decide on tranny bathrooms and other issues.

    The exact opposite of crypto-Muslim Hussein who favored Federal intrusion on local matters with policing being a prime example. Crypto-Muslim Hussein put forty or so police departments under the thumb of his racist Justice Department. Under arch racists Holder and Lynch.

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
    @Clyde


    “The president has maintained for a long time that this is a states’ rights issue and not one for the federal government,” Sean Spicer said
     
    To be accurate, nobody has maintained anything about this issue for "a long time", because it has only been an issue for a short time, a couple of years at most. The belief that accomodating this tiny minority of mentally ill people is the "civil rights issue of our time" was only recently ginned-up.

    Replies: @Chrisnonymous, @Jim Don Bob

  48. @Ravenswood Mommy


    Tucker's exchange with Zac Petkanas, a DNC advisor, on the transgender topic tonight was riveting. Tucker forces Petkanas to reveal absurdity of progressive position that gender identity determines male and female. Tucker offers Petkanas $1,000 to find a biologist at an accredited university to come on his show and discuss "settled science" behind transgender rights.

    Replies: @e, @O'Really, @Anon, @Bill

    Tucker put on a clinic with that interview. It made me optimistic that we can wedge straight women’s interests (Title IX, women’s colleges, etc) against these extremists. I doubt that Trump or any elected officials will have the guts to go there, even though it could easily be an 80-20 issue if properly framed.

    • Replies: @Jim Don Bob
    @O'Really

    Tucker has been on fire lately. He lets his guest speak and then destroys them with facts. And that his ratings are better than those of that airhead blonde he replaced is just gravy.

  49. @anon
    @Luke Lea

    The new standard is : LGBTQAFQ

    Lesbian
    Gay
    Bisexual
    Transgender
    Queer
    Advocates
    Friends
    Questioning

    Really homosexual men don't get any dedicated letters , as Queer and Gay can be used universally for male or female, whereas lesbian is specifically female.

    Replies: @Langley, @Mr. Anon, @Alfa158

    Why do women get their own designation- Lesbian?

  50. @PenskeFile
    @Luke Lea


    About LGBTQ — why do homosexual males get two letters and the others only one? Could somebody mansplain it to me?
     
    Lesbian Female attraction to female
    Gay Male attraction to male
    Bisexual Male/Female attration to males and females
    Transgender Male who thinks he is a female -- OR -- female who thinks he is a male
    Questioning or Queer - male or female who is not sure or just generally confused

    So, males do not have two letters, they have one - "G". Females have one "L" and the rest are all over the place.

    Just wait till we get to the second order derivatives, such as a Transgender Male who is a Lesbian. What special accommodations and pokemon points does that person get?

    Replies: @unpc downunder, @Langley

    Bruce Jenner claims that he is a transgender female who is attracted to other females.

  51. On the subject of a ridiculous, costly tyranny of the minority over the majority in public schools, isn’t it time for a discussion of repealing aspects of IDEA?

    Mainstreaming special education students makes the classroom a fundamentally unserious place for normal kids. Special ed is a time and money sink, especially at the elementary levels where there is the most integration. Also something of a scam since parents of struggling or troublesome normal kids can just get their child labeled SPED in order to secure access to all kinds of coddling and preferential treatment.

    I think the public will be receptive to rolling back parts of IDEA in 10-15 years, once the kids who were subject to sitting in elementary classrooms (as I was in the late 90s) with low-functioning, distracting sped kids are in the position to pass legislation. Nothing like trying to learn fractions with an autistic kid occasionally screaming like a banshee in the background.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @S. Anonyia

    What the federal government can reasonably contribute to local public school education is objective testing like the NAEP. Provide neutral assessments and let localities compete to provide the best public schools they can for the amount of money they wish to spend.

  52. @Ravenswood Mommy


    Tucker's exchange with Zac Petkanas, a DNC advisor, on the transgender topic tonight was riveting. Tucker forces Petkanas to reveal absurdity of progressive position that gender identity determines male and female. Tucker offers Petkanas $1,000 to find a biologist at an accredited university to come on his show and discuss "settled science" behind transgender rights.

    Replies: @e, @O'Really, @Anon, @Bill

    Here’s Tucker’s interview with Zac Petkanas

    Also a favorite of mine, I’m a Tall Chinese Woman

  53. @Wilkey
    What the whole World War T phenomenon demonstrates is the degree to which the Left is willing to give the middle finger to the vast majority of the population in order to appease an infinitesimally small group of people. We just have to let the boy who believes (and has been allowed to delude himself into believing) that he is actually a girl shower with a bunch of people who actually are girls. They worry more about the feelings of one single boy than the hundreds of girls who will be made to feel violated by having to share a locker room with a boy. Nevermind the grown "women" with penises who are attracted to women who we're supposed to allow in women's (and girl's) locker rooms.

    Replies: @Jack D, @oddsbodkins, @Dr. X

    All this suggests a compromise: No penises in the women’s room. We’ll take you seriously as a woman after you demonstrate that you are serious by having it off. That’s commitment I could respect.

    • Replies: @dc.sunsets
    @oddsbodkins

    That's insanity I could respect. There, IFIFY.

  54. @Nigerian Nationalist
    OT: I'm rather curious, but does anybody else see the dissonance in claims that old stale pale lily qhite Russia is running rings around diverse Silicon valley and Darpa, on the internet..............which they invented???

    Why does no one ask, does diversity make us stronger? Is Russia an anomaly? so many questions.

    Replies: @JL

    Not only is Russia not lily white, it’s also one of the most, if not the most, diverse countries on the planet.

    • Replies: @neutral
    @JL


    diverse countries on the planet
     
    Different people have different grades of diversity. Diversity according to the people that run Hollywood and the big news corporations implies Africans, Mexicans and Muslims that are as non white as can be. In Russia the Muslims and people from the places like Chechnya may not be considered Russian, but they would not be considered as diverse by the US deep elite.
    , @Nigerian Nationalist
    @JL

    Interesting. Per https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demographics_of_Russia

    Ethnic Russians make up 81% of the total population. Six other ethnicities have a population exceeding 1 million – Tatars (3.9%), Ukrainians (1.4%), Bashkir (1.1%), Chuvash (1%), Chechens (1%) and Armenians (0.9%). In total, 160 different ethnic groups live within the Russian Federation's borders.

    Now maybe I misunderstand the terms and I know that Europeans get hung up on this, but to an outsider like me, the Russians, Chechens, Armenians and Ukranians qualify as "lily white".

    "it’s also one of the most, if not the most, diverse countries on the planet."

    Putting your claim into perspective, South Africa https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demographics_of_South_Africa

    is at 79.2% of blacks, does diversity mean more than 2/3 of a populace being same?

  55. @Mr. Blank
    @SFG

    This is true, but it's always seemed so weird to me that they see this as a killer objection: The plight of the poor gays in small-town Alabama. You know, they have these things called cars. Also buses, airplanes, and in some places, they still have trains.

    People who thought their small towns were too backward and intolerant have been catching rides to the Big City for as long as Big Cities have been around. Heck, that's the process that made San Francisco into San Francisco and Manhattan into Manhattan. What, do they think the gay kids in small-town Alabama have somehow forgotten this?

    We have immigration romanticism; whatever happened to internal migration romanticism? Wouldn't that be a healthier thing to cultivate than invade the world, invite the world?

    Replies: @Autochthon

    Exactly. No one’s swooping in from Washington to force the invaders – who’ve made my life intolerable – learn English, bathe, stop stealing and vandalising my personalty, or stop trespassing on my realty, so off I must go back to what civilised lands remain. Yet according to the Narrative™ if someone in Peoria so much as arches an eyebrow at a sodomite, the mores of San Francisco require, as Porter observes, “insertion into the public’s colon by physicians in black robes.”

    Connecticut’s governor tonight, all in the span of five minutes, asserted:

    1) The federal government has no authority to impose itself upon the States to enforce federal laws regarding immigration;

    2) The federal government is required to impose itself upon States to ensure anyone, anywhere, can use any lavatory he wishes, notwithstanding what the States may wish; and

    3) In conclusion: The federal government cannot impose itself upon States under any circumstances, without exception.

    (That last is one Hell of a thing for the descendants of 620,000 needlessly killed people to be told so long after the fact.)

    Nutmeggers, is this guy really the best you could do? His masterful oratory and keen reasoning make Hank Johnson seem like the unholy, superhuman love child of Daniel Webster and Cicero. (I’m keeping with the leitmotif of biological impossibilities….)

    • Replies: @Bill
    @Autochthon

    This. Someone will rule. Their morality will be imposed. Everything else is noise. It makes no difference whether the noise makes sense. It makes no difference whether the person spouting the noise is literally mentally retarded.

  56. @S. Anonyia
    On the subject of a ridiculous, costly tyranny of the minority over the majority in public schools, isn't it time for a discussion of repealing aspects of IDEA?

    Mainstreaming special education students makes the classroom a fundamentally unserious place for normal kids. Special ed is a time and money sink, especially at the elementary levels where there is the most integration. Also something of a scam since parents of struggling or troublesome normal kids can just get their child labeled SPED in order to secure access to all kinds of coddling and preferential treatment.

    I think the public will be receptive to rolling back parts of IDEA in 10-15 years, once the kids who were subject to sitting in elementary classrooms (as I was in the late 90s) with low-functioning, distracting sped kids are in the position to pass legislation. Nothing like trying to learn fractions with an autistic kid occasionally screaming like a banshee in the background.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer

    What the federal government can reasonably contribute to local public school education is objective testing like the NAEP. Provide neutral assessments and let localities compete to provide the best public schools they can for the amount of money they wish to spend.

  57. @e
    @Ravenswood Mommy

    His position, of course, is indefensible, but I couldn't help noting that Mr. Petkanas seemed a standard deviation short of the usual democrat spinner, don't you think?

    It's wonderful how Carlson lets his guests speak, then calmly and fairly destroys them with logic and common sense.

    Replies: @Clyde

    It’s wonderful how Carlson lets his guests speak, then calmly and fairly destroys them with logic and common sense.

    Enhanced by Carlson’s use of split screen. So we see him making subtly amusing faces in reaction to his guest’s leftoid ramblings. He sometimes tilts his head like a puzzled cocker spaniel.

  58. The Times really got it wrong. They said Trump repealed the “rule” on transgender treatment. Rule making in government is a specific process requiring certain steps. The Obama administration never even started a rulemaking process. They just sent a threatening letter, which had no legal authority.

  59. @anon
    @Luke Lea

    The new standard is : LGBTQAFQ

    Lesbian
    Gay
    Bisexual
    Transgender
    Queer
    Advocates
    Friends
    Questioning

    Really homosexual men don't get any dedicated letters , as Queer and Gay can be used universally for male or female, whereas lesbian is specifically female.

    Replies: @Langley, @Mr. Anon, @Alfa158

    The new standard is : LGBTQAFQ

    I prefer [email protected]#$%^&7)*4

    It’s more inclusive.

    Anything less is bigoted and hateful.

    • Replies: @Clyde
    @Mr. Anon

    LGBT car-B-que

    , @SFG
    @Mr. Anon

    I was trying to promote LGBTCBY, but nobody ate frozen yogurt as a kid.

    Replies: @Autochthon

  60. @Clyde

    Feb 21, 2017 · "The president has maintained for a long time that this is a states’ rights issue and not one for the federal government," Sean Spicer said
     
    How refreshing to hear that a President has decided to butt out. To have his Federal Government butt out and let States and local jurisdictions decide on tranny bathrooms and other issues.

    The exact opposite of crypto-Muslim Hussein who favored Federal intrusion on local matters with policing being a prime example. Crypto-Muslim Hussein put forty or so police departments under the thumb of his racist Justice Department. Under arch racists Holder and Lynch.

    Replies: @Mr. Anon

    “The president has maintained for a long time that this is a states’ rights issue and not one for the federal government,” Sean Spicer said

    To be accurate, nobody has maintained anything about this issue for “a long time”, because it has only been an issue for a short time, a couple of years at most. The belief that accomodating this tiny minority of mentally ill people is the “civil rights issue of our time” was only recently ginned-up.

    • Replies: @Chrisnonymous
    @Mr. Anon


    Oceania had always been at war with Eastasia.
     
    , @Jim Don Bob
    @Mr. Anon

    Right, and it seemed a strange hill for the Dems to pick to die on. I mean, who gives a damn?

    DJT sees it as a hot potato that has only a downside, so he has wisely tossed it back to the local pols, and we shall see how many of them put their money where their mouth is.

    Now in my second month of gloating.

  61. @Steve Sailer
    @Anon

    The Police, for example.

    Replies: @duncsbaby

    Miles Copeland Sr. used to party with Kim Philby. Philby was always the life of the party.

  62. @Opinionator
    @Mr. Blank

    Total massacre over there this week. Might be reaching a tipping point for AltRight Twitter.

    The only person AltRight or claiming to be AltRight who will remain standing on Twitter is Richard Spencer.

    Replies: @verylongaccountname

    Its looking more and more likely that he is a CIA plant.

    • Replies: @Opinionator
    @verylongaccountname

    I've been critical of him, but I actually do not think he is a plant.

    Replies: @Bill

  63. Until this week, the federal government had provided a standard for how sensitive questions that schools face with transgender students should be resolved. But the shift leaves a patchwork of policies that varies widely across the country.

    And if you think finding a tranny toilet is tough here in the United States of Quiltmerica, try traveling from WA state to Vermont to visit Bernie Sanders at his new lakefront house as a law-abiding American woman or octogenarian or person in a wheelchair with a lawfully owned concealed pistol.

    Peek here:
    https://www.usacarry.com/concealed_carry_permit_reciprocity_maps.html

    Assume you are, say, a resident of WA with a WA resident permit, an OR non resident permit, and a UT non resident permit. Click on each state in that order.

    As you can see, it’s not even possible to make the trip I just described. Pennsylvania, which put Trump over the top on 11/8, doesn’t honor those three permits…and the only NE state that does is Vermont (which requires no permit–as things should be).

    That’s the flip side of rejecting federalism/embracing states’ rights. Obviously I consider RKBA more important than tranny toilets, however.

  64. @The True and Original David
    War is indeed what it is. A tiny, hostile, peerlessly aggressive minority using the awesome power of the state to gleefully ram plain moral/social destruction down the throats of the majority. We've seen this playbook a number of times in the past few decades.

    But some people still think it's motivated by "compassion" for someone. Because the rammers say it is. Pish. It's war.

    Replies: @dfordoom

    But some people still think it’s motivated by “compassion” for someone. Because the rammers say it is. Pish. It’s war.

    Agreed. Transgender folks are just another weapon to be used to destroy Christianity, morality and decency and to humiliate ordinary people. The people behind this don’t give a damn about these poor sick deluded transgender people.

  65. @27 year old
    The other side doesnt seem to see it as a truce, for some reason. But that just makes it better. We want normie parents seeing a CNN host say things like "your 10 year old daughter needs to be tolerant of seeing penises in the bathroom".

    Replies: @Anonymous, @TK421

    We want normie parents seeing a CNN host say things like “your 10 year old daughter needs to be tolerant of seeing penises in the bathroom”.

    Yes, we need parents to see this kind of thing, but we have to get the focus away from bathrooms to locker rooms/gym showers.
    The left has done a good job convincing people that this is just about finding a place to pee, sharing the stalls in the department store bathroom, etc. The average person knows that a 10 year old seeing a naked adult in those cases isn’t realistic. Shift the discussion to school locker rooms and gym showers though and things change. It is a normal situation, parents know their kids will be in it. A place to pee is one thing, a co-ed gym shower is another.

    • Replies: @countenance
    @TK421

    @TK421

    Problem is, who uses the school locker rooms and showers anymore? Especially Millennials and Homelanders (aka Generation Z).

    Replies: @TK421

  66. What are we gonna do with this Solution if you won’t let us create the Problem??

  67. @eah
    @eah

    Not to mention their total cognitive dissonance:

    https://twitter.com/AnnCoulter/status/834913145235902464

    Replies: @eah

    And speaking of extremism:

    • Replies: @eah
    @eah

    https://twitter.com/wikileaks/status/835614034279936001

    Replies: @Jim Don Bob

  68. Trannies in due time will be thrown under the bus just as the gays and feminists have. Why? Because they are disposable tools whose only use is as clubs to bash us upon our heads to silence and crush us. Should they fail, the Left will simply find another group to use such as the Muslims whom the Left closely identifies with due to both of them wanting to obliterate Western civilization.

    For the moment ignore the Trannies, they’re a side show to the main event which is bring Islam into the fold in a major way. The Left needs them – they see them as their very own brownshirts they can use to visit violence upon whites in urban areas and the suburbs. If the DNC chooses Ellison, that’s the path they will take.

    • Replies: @Jim Don Bob
    @Rod1963

    The Left throws everybody under the bus when they are no longer of use. Just ask that poor woman Cindy Sheehan who camped out at Dubya's place in Texas after her son got killed in Iraq. We have not heard from her since about, oh, 2008.

  69. @ThreeCranes
    @SFG

    Had to laugh. Reminds me of the time I was showering in the locker room after a swim at the University pool and a woman leaned in the door and called out some guy's (her boyfriend's?) name. When she got no answer she just waltzed right in and looking right and left progressed down the rows of lockers all the way to the showers. Then turned around and left.

    I always wondered if she did it on a dare or if she really was looking for her friend. Gotta admit that I admired her for that. Pretty ballsy I'd say, for a gal.

    Replies: @Karl, @Marty T

    27 threeCranes > Pretty ballsy I’d say, for a gal.

    not at all.

    Her boyfriend would potentially have been in Deep Shit if he had done the same in the Womens Locker.

    She faced virtually no chance of getting into trouble.

    Sperm are cheap, eggs are valuable.

    • Replies: @ThreeCranes
    @Karl

    True, your comment, but I think I admired the way she pulled it off without embarrassment or hurrying or any hint of apologizing. She carried herself with confidence and aplomb. She was checking out the guys and made no bones about it.

    , @Jim Don Bob
    @Karl

    I was sitting on the can in a bar in West Virginia back in the early 80s when my ex-girlfriend stormed in to give me some grief. Everybody thought it was ballsy of her and hilarious. I doubt it would have worked out the same way had I stormed in on her. Dodged a bullet with that one.

  70. @verylongaccountname
    @Opinionator

    Its looking more and more likely that he is a CIA plant.

    Replies: @Opinionator

    I’ve been critical of him, but I actually do not think he is a plant.

    • Replies: @Bill
    @Opinionator

    Because . . .

  71. @Anonymous
    @Anon

    Well that was quick! This Huff post is deleted already. I wanted to read it

    Replies: @a reader

    • Replies: @res
    @a reader

    Thanks. I'm guessing this boilerplate explains what happened:


    This post is hosted on the Huffington Post's Contributor platform. Contributors control their own work and post freely to our site. If you need to flag this entry as abusive, send us an email.
     
    The combination of the second and third sentences is a bit Orwellian as this article demonstrated.
  72. @Mr. Anon
    @anon


    The new standard is : LGBTQAFQ
     
    I prefer [email protected]#$%^&7)*4

    It's more inclusive.

    Anything less is bigoted and hateful.

    Replies: @Clyde, @SFG

    LGBT car-B-que

  73. @Mr. Anon
    @anon


    The new standard is : LGBTQAFQ
     
    I prefer [email protected]#$%^&7)*4

    It's more inclusive.

    Anything less is bigoted and hateful.

    Replies: @Clyde, @SFG

    I was trying to promote LGBTCBY, but nobody ate frozen yogurt as a kid.

    • Replies: @Autochthon
    @SFG

    I actually use this one as well, and it's entirely likely I picked it up from you here.

    Fear not: your efforts are not in vain.

  74. Federalism is an invention of Dead White Goyim, and is anachronistic in our post-White America.

  75. @JL
    @Nigerian Nationalist

    Not only is Russia not lily white, it's also one of the most, if not the most, diverse countries on the planet.

    Replies: @neutral, @Nigerian Nationalist

    diverse countries on the planet

    Different people have different grades of diversity. Diversity according to the people that run Hollywood and the big news corporations implies Africans, Mexicans and Muslims that are as non white as can be. In Russia the Muslims and people from the places like Chechnya may not be considered Russian, but they would not be considered as diverse by the US deep elite.

  76. @Karl
    @ThreeCranes

    27 threeCranes > Pretty ballsy I’d say, for a gal.

    not at all.

    Her boyfriend would potentially have been in Deep Shit if he had done the same in the Womens Locker.

    She faced virtually no chance of getting into trouble.

    Sperm are cheap, eggs are valuable.

    Replies: @ThreeCranes, @Jim Don Bob

    True, your comment, but I think I admired the way she pulled it off without embarrassment or hurrying or any hint of apologizing. She carried herself with confidence and aplomb. She was checking out the guys and made no bones about it.

  77. @TK421
    @27 year old


    We want normie parents seeing a CNN host say things like “your 10 year old daughter needs to be tolerant of seeing penises in the bathroom”.
     
    Yes, we need parents to see this kind of thing, but we have to get the focus away from bathrooms to locker rooms/gym showers.
    The left has done a good job convincing people that this is just about finding a place to pee, sharing the stalls in the department store bathroom, etc. The average person knows that a 10 year old seeing a naked adult in those cases isn't realistic. Shift the discussion to school locker rooms and gym showers though and things change. It is a normal situation, parents know their kids will be in it. A place to pee is one thing, a co-ed gym shower is another.

    Replies: @countenance

    Problem is, who uses the school locker rooms and showers anymore? Especially Millennials and Homelanders (aka Generation Z).

    • Replies: @TK421
    @countenance

    It doesn't matter if the kids don't use them. Their parents, grandparents and other voters just have to find the idea uncomfortable.

  78. @D. K.
    @27 year old

    May he . . . ?

    https://www.dea.gov/druginfo/ds.shtml

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Removal_of_cannabis_from_Schedule_I_of_the_Controlled_Substances_Act

    Replies: @27 year old

    The Controlled Substances Act provides for the Attorney General to reschedule “administratively”. So, fine, technically Trump would have to tell Sessions to do it, and then tell HHS they have to approve it too, rather than an EO. Same thing, imo. It can be done within the executive branch.

    • Replies: @D. K.
    @27 year old

    The issue was not whether rescheduling could be done administratively, rather than legislatively; you claimed that the president himself could order the DEA to reschedule it, simply by issuing an executive order. That appears, based on those two citations to which I linked, not to be the case. Regardless, there were news stories, that very same day, asserting that the new administration is moving in precisely the opposite direction. Roger Stone is one unhappy puppy!

  79. @Luke Lea
    About LGBTQ -- why do homosexual males get two letters and the others only one? Could somebody mansplain it to me?

    Replies: @anon, @PenskeFile, @Autochthon, @Lagertha, @Lucas McCrudy, @Pericles

    My mom used to call the butch lesbian at the local library a “queer.”

  80. @D. K.
    @pepperinmono

    Marijuana is regulated by federal statute; President Trump is not authorized to change such statutes by his own presidential whim. President Obama's malignant diktats on transgender usage of school facilities was based upon the patently fatuous rationale that when the Congress outlawed most public discrimination based upon one's "sex," that its use of that term implicitly included a person's supposed "gender identity," which the Left holds to be separate and distinct from the physical traits of sexual differentiation supplied by nature through genetic inheritance.

    Replies: @27 year old, @Bill, @Autochthon

    There are lots of unenforced or rarely enforced laws.

    I don’t think Trump is going to stop enforcement here, btw, but he could.

    • Replies: @D. K.
    @Bill

    What the president can do (i.e., has the de facto power to do) and what the president may do (i.e., has the de jure authority to do) are two different sets of things-- often, very different! Regardless, this president, just like the previous one, and just like every other president before them, took an oath of office that included his sworn promise to exercise faithfully the laws of the United States. It is not within the purview of that presidential oath to pick and choose which laws the president finds amenable to his own administration of the executive branch of our federal government.

    Replies: @Bill

  81. @Ravenswood Mommy


    Tucker's exchange with Zac Petkanas, a DNC advisor, on the transgender topic tonight was riveting. Tucker forces Petkanas to reveal absurdity of progressive position that gender identity determines male and female. Tucker offers Petkanas $1,000 to find a biologist at an accredited university to come on his show and discuss "settled science" behind transgender rights.

    Replies: @e, @O'Really, @Anon, @Bill

    Zac should have answered “don’t tempt me.” You don’t really think scaring up some biologists to spout cultural marxist BS would be hard, do you? They are a politicized bunch of cretins.

  82. @SFG
    @Jack D

    Yeah, federalism always struck me as a nice way to get around the whole Neshoba-is-not-New-York problem.

    But you talk to liberals, they are really concerned about women in Alabama having access to abortions or transgenders in Oklahoma.

    Replies: @Mr. Blank, @Bill

    Federalism doesn’t solve anything. Should the South be permitted to bring back Jim Crow? Can MA make Catholicism illegal again? Of course not, those things are morally repugnant!!

    But, transgender bathrooms are different, you see. They aren’t. The federalists on the issue are federalists precisely because they don’t think sex-specific bathrooms are morally repugnant.

    Someone will rule. Their morality will be imposed.

  83. @Autochthon
    @Mr. Blank

    Exactly. No one's swooping in from Washington to force the invaders – who've made my life intolerable – learn English, bathe, stop stealing and vandalising my personalty, or stop trespassing on my realty, so off I must go back to what civilised lands remain. Yet according to the Narrative™ if someone in Peoria so much as arches an eyebrow at a sodomite, the mores of San Francisco require, as Porter observes, "insertion into the public’s colon by physicians in black robes."

    Connecticut's governor tonight, all in the span of five minutes, asserted:

    1) The federal government has no authority to impose itself upon the States to enforce federal laws regarding immigration;

    2) The federal government is required to impose itself upon States to ensure anyone, anywhere, can use any lavatory he wishes, notwithstanding what the States may wish; and

    3) In conclusion: The federal government cannot impose itself upon States under any circumstances, without exception.

    (That last is one Hell of a thing for the descendants of 620,000 needlessly killed people to be told so long after the fact.)

    Nutmeggers, is this guy really the best you could do? His masterful oratory and keen reasoning make Hank Johnson seem like the unholy, superhuman love child of Daniel Webster and Cicero. (I'm keeping with the leitmotif of biological impossibilities....)

    Replies: @Bill

    This. Someone will rule. Their morality will be imposed. Everything else is noise. It makes no difference whether the noise makes sense. It makes no difference whether the person spouting the noise is literally mentally retarded.

  84. @Opinionator
    @verylongaccountname

    I've been critical of him, but I actually do not think he is a plant.

    Replies: @Bill

    Because . . .

  85. @Wilkey
    What the whole World War T phenomenon demonstrates is the degree to which the Left is willing to give the middle finger to the vast majority of the population in order to appease an infinitesimally small group of people. We just have to let the boy who believes (and has been allowed to delude himself into believing) that he is actually a girl shower with a bunch of people who actually are girls. They worry more about the feelings of one single boy than the hundreds of girls who will be made to feel violated by having to share a locker room with a boy. Nevermind the grown "women" with penises who are attracted to women who we're supposed to allow in women's (and girl's) locker rooms.

    Replies: @Jack D, @oddsbodkins, @Dr. X

    What the whole World War T phenomenon demonstrates is the degree to which the Left is willing to give the middle finger to the vast majority of the population in order to appease an infinitesimally small group of people.

    I think you’ve got it backwards. The goal of the Left is not to appease an “infinitesimally small” group of transgenders; rather, the goal of the Left is to “give the middle finger to the vast majority of the population.”

    • Agree: BB753, dfordoom
    • Replies: @Bill Jones
    @Dr. X

    Agree.

  86. @countenance
    @TK421

    @TK421

    Problem is, who uses the school locker rooms and showers anymore? Especially Millennials and Homelanders (aka Generation Z).

    Replies: @TK421

    It doesn’t matter if the kids don’t use them. Their parents, grandparents and other voters just have to find the idea uncomfortable.

  87. @Anonymous
    @27 year old


    The other side doesnt seem to see it as a truce, for some reason. But that just makes it better. We want normie parents seeing a CNN host say things like “your 10 year old daughter needs to be tolerant of seeing penises in the bathroom”.
     
    The lesbian mick attorney general of my state, Massachusetts, said in a press conference last year that if women feels uncomfortable having a transgendered person (i.e., w/ penis) in the same bathroom that 'they can just hold it".

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Dr. X

    The lesbian mick attorney general of my state, Massachusetts

    Healy is so unglued she’s dangerous. Her edict on gun control was appalling. She telegraphs what the lesbian left would be like with total power — an utterly intolerant, totalitarian, repressive dictatorship.

  88. @oddsbodkins
    @Wilkey

    All this suggests a compromise: No penises in the women's room. We'll take you seriously as a woman after you demonstrate that you are serious by having it off. That's commitment I could respect.

    Replies: @dc.sunsets

    That’s insanity I could respect. There, IFIFY.

  89. @Luke Lea
    About LGBTQ -- why do homosexual males get two letters and the others only one? Could somebody mansplain it to me?

    Replies: @anon, @PenskeFile, @Autochthon, @Lagertha, @Lucas McCrudy, @Pericles

    Sometimes when I feel the need to sow discord, particularly among feminists, I term it “TGBL” with the explanation that this order prioritizes the most pressing issues.

  90. @D. K.
    @Anon

    That post was 86ed, hours ago!

    Replies: @Anon

    Stalin’s old tactic is used all over.

    Disappearing the news.

  91. @SFG
    @Mr. Anon

    I was trying to promote LGBTCBY, but nobody ate frozen yogurt as a kid.

    Replies: @Autochthon

    I actually use this one as well, and it’s entirely likely I picked it up from you here.

    Fear not: your efforts are not in vain.

  92. @CCZ
    Democrats and trans-advocates claim that transgenders are being denied rights. I have argued that Trump’s decision AFFIRMS the rights of females (biological women), as defined by existing Federal sex discrimination civil rights laws, to retain their legally defined female space and to be protected from the intrusion of biological males, including all of those who continue to possess male genital anatomy, who subjectively and delusionally self-identify as female.

    Biology is real and objective. Gender identity is delusionally subjective. My subjective definition of my gender does not give me the right to intrude upon and occupy the legally protected space reserved for biological females.

    Why is the body discomfort of an anorexic considered a mental disorder and the body discomfort of a transgender elevated and acclaimed an “identity?” No transgenders ever respond to that question.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Chrisnonymous

    I agree that we have elevated all issues surrounding sexuality to an unholy and harmful degree. Issues of “rights” aside, when one stops to think that the leaders of the most powerful nation on earth are concerning themselves with the citizenry’s diddling, it’s strange.

    However, there are answers to the question you pose, such as the objective harm anorexia does to the body.

    • Replies: @CCZ
    @Chrisnonymous

    I fully acknowledge that the objective physical harm of anorexia is immediately recognizable.

    I was including within the transgender phenomena the body mutilation and adverse health effects that accompany a lifetime use of cross sex hormones, estrogen for "men into women" and testosterone for "women into men, "puberty blocking" drugs for children as young as 11 (administered prior to the subsequent use of cross sex hormones), double mastectomies for "women into men" (including very young women), and genital "reassignment" (the removal of the penis and testicles and the creation of an artificial vagina) for "men into women."

    What is rarely discussed is that there appears to be as much or more body mutilation among many, although obviously not all, transgenders as there is among anorexics, and mastectomies and genital surgery are not reversible, unlike an anorexic's weight loss.

    Replies: @Dissident

  93. @Mr. Anon
    @Clyde


    “The president has maintained for a long time that this is a states’ rights issue and not one for the federal government,” Sean Spicer said
     
    To be accurate, nobody has maintained anything about this issue for "a long time", because it has only been an issue for a short time, a couple of years at most. The belief that accomodating this tiny minority of mentally ill people is the "civil rights issue of our time" was only recently ginned-up.

    Replies: @Chrisnonymous, @Jim Don Bob

    Oceania had always been at war with Eastasia.

  94. @Mr. Anon
    @Clyde


    “The president has maintained for a long time that this is a states’ rights issue and not one for the federal government,” Sean Spicer said
     
    To be accurate, nobody has maintained anything about this issue for "a long time", because it has only been an issue for a short time, a couple of years at most. The belief that accomodating this tiny minority of mentally ill people is the "civil rights issue of our time" was only recently ginned-up.

    Replies: @Chrisnonymous, @Jim Don Bob

    Right, and it seemed a strange hill for the Dems to pick to die on. I mean, who gives a damn?

    DJT sees it as a hot potato that has only a downside, so he has wisely tossed it back to the local pols, and we shall see how many of them put their money where their mouth is.

    Now in my second month of gloating.

  95. @O'Really
    @Ravenswood Mommy

    Tucker put on a clinic with that interview. It made me optimistic that we can wedge straight women's interests (Title IX, women's colleges, etc) against these extremists. I doubt that Trump or any elected officials will have the guts to go there, even though it could easily be an 80-20 issue if properly framed.

    Replies: @Jim Don Bob

    Tucker has been on fire lately. He lets his guest speak and then destroys them with facts. And that his ratings are better than those of that airhead blonde he replaced is just gravy.

  96. @Rod1963
    Trannies in due time will be thrown under the bus just as the gays and feminists have. Why? Because they are disposable tools whose only use is as clubs to bash us upon our heads to silence and crush us. Should they fail, the Left will simply find another group to use such as the Muslims whom the Left closely identifies with due to both of them wanting to obliterate Western civilization.

    For the moment ignore the Trannies, they're a side show to the main event which is bring Islam into the fold in a major way. The Left needs them - they see them as their very own brownshirts they can use to visit violence upon whites in urban areas and the suburbs. If the DNC chooses Ellison, that's the path they will take.

    Replies: @Jim Don Bob

    The Left throws everybody under the bus when they are no longer of use. Just ask that poor woman Cindy Sheehan who camped out at Dubya’s place in Texas after her son got killed in Iraq. We have not heard from her since about, oh, 2008.

  97. @Karl
    @ThreeCranes

    27 threeCranes > Pretty ballsy I’d say, for a gal.

    not at all.

    Her boyfriend would potentially have been in Deep Shit if he had done the same in the Womens Locker.

    She faced virtually no chance of getting into trouble.

    Sperm are cheap, eggs are valuable.

    Replies: @ThreeCranes, @Jim Don Bob

    I was sitting on the can in a bar in West Virginia back in the early 80s when my ex-girlfriend stormed in to give me some grief. Everybody thought it was ballsy of her and hilarious. I doubt it would have worked out the same way had I stormed in on her. Dodged a bullet with that one.

  98. @anon
    @Luke Lea

    The new standard is : LGBTQAFQ

    Lesbian
    Gay
    Bisexual
    Transgender
    Queer
    Advocates
    Friends
    Questioning

    Really homosexual men don't get any dedicated letters , as Queer and Gay can be used universally for male or female, whereas lesbian is specifically female.

    Replies: @Langley, @Mr. Anon, @Alfa158

    You missed one more. It is now LGBTQAFQ2S. I was at a commencement at UC Santa Cruz where the 2S was being used. Apparently Indians (casino, not call center), refer to homosexuals as being Two Spirited, so out of cultural inclusiveness you have to add 2S.
    Thank you.

    • Replies: @Dissident
    @Alfa158

    Hmm, by that logic, wouldn't they have to include something for the corresponding Muslim and Black cultural references?

  99. @TontoBubbaGoldstein
    Until this week, the federal government had provided a standard for how sensitive questions that schools face with transgender students should be resolved.

    Implying, of course, that Trump is changing something that has always been this way at least since the beginning of the Republic, if not for all of recorded history.

    Nice.

    Replies: @res

    That was really blatant. How about saying something like: “This week the federal government overturned an ill advised measure put in place last May.”
    http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-lgbt-idUSKBN161243

  100. The shitsack in chief doesnt seem to value federalism in regards to cannabis.

  101. The transsexual bathrooms thing disproves the idea of “rape culture”. If white men where really raping women left and right, they wouldn’t want us in their bathrooms.

    You know, like Trump can’t really be Hitler, otherwise all those journalists wouldn’t be attacking him.

  102. Fortunately, we already have a system, bequeathed to us by the Founders, for how we can get along without getting in each other’s faces: federalism. It’s long been out of fashion, but we can live and let live as long as we don’t insist upon micromanaging the daily lives of other Americans in distant parts of the country.

    Unfortunately, we also have a system called leftism, which is predicated on the idea of total hegemony, and micromanaging everyone’s daily lives.

    the Center has the right, power and obligation to control every detail.

    Correct. Because they’re fighting for the holy cause of men in dresses, and (cause du jour). If it weren’t about human rights, it’d be different, but it is, it really is (the Battle Hymn of the Republic plays in the background).

    What the whole World War T phenomenon demonstrates is the degree to which the Left is willing to give the middle finger to the vast majority of the population in order to appease an infinitesimally small group of people.

    Maybe the left is willing to appease an infinitesimally small group of people, to give the middle finger to a large swath of the population. Sort of how killing one man to terrorize a thousand is more about terrorizing the thousand, than killing the one.

    But you talk to liberals, they are really concerned about women in Alabama having access to abortions or transgenders in Oklahoma.

    So you’re not concerned about women in Alabama having access to Oklahoma trannies?

    Wow, just wow.

    Even bohemian types have parents who served in Deep State.

    The Police, for example.

    Front man for Rage Against the Machine had a federal judge for a father.

    Trannies in due time will be thrown under the bus just as the gays and feminists have. Why? Because they are disposable tools whose only use is as clubs to bash us upon our heads to silence and crush us. Should they fail, the Left will simply find another group to use such as the Muslims whom the Left closely identifies with due to both of them wanting to obliterate Western civilization.

    Yeah, it’s like whack-a-mole in reverse; same target, over and over, but you change weapons at a mad clip.

  103. Until this week, the federal government had provided a standard for how sensitive questions that schools face with transgender students should be resolved. But the shift leaves a patchwork of policies that varies widely across the country.

    Who does this inconvenience at a school besides one employee looking up legislation for an afternoon?

  104. @JL
    @Nigerian Nationalist

    Not only is Russia not lily white, it's also one of the most, if not the most, diverse countries on the planet.

    Replies: @neutral, @Nigerian Nationalist

    Interesting. Per https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demographics_of_Russia

    Ethnic Russians make up 81% of the total population. Six other ethnicities have a population exceeding 1 million – Tatars (3.9%), Ukrainians (1.4%), Bashkir (1.1%), Chuvash (1%), Chechens (1%) and Armenians (0.9%). In total, 160 different ethnic groups live within the Russian Federation’s borders.

    Now maybe I misunderstand the terms and I know that Europeans get hung up on this, but to an outsider like me, the Russians, Chechens, Armenians and Ukranians qualify as “lily white”.

    “it’s also one of the most, if not the most, diverse countries on the planet.”

    Putting your claim into perspective, South Africa https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demographics_of_South_Africa

    is at 79.2% of blacks, does diversity mean more than 2/3 of a populace being same?

  105. @a reader
    @Anonymous

    Here you are.

    Replies: @res

    Thanks. I’m guessing this boilerplate explains what happened:

    This post is hosted on the Huffington Post’s Contributor platform. Contributors control their own work and post freely to our site. If you need to flag this entry as abusive, send us an email.

    The combination of the second and third sentences is a bit Orwellian as this article demonstrated.

  106. @Anon
    Shiite. Huffandpuffingston Post agree with Trump

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-is-absolutely-right-about-sweden_us_58ad5eb1e4b0598627a55e94

    Replies: @D. K., @Anonymous, @Anon, @El Dato

    Hilarious, screenshotted

  107. @Jack D
    @Wilkey

    It's not just that, it's that the same libertine values that apply in Manhattan or San Francisco have to apply in a small town in Mississippi or N. Dakota. They have to impose the ethos of the Village on the smallest village. No exceptions may be permitted, the same radical leftist values have to apply everywhere, democracy be damned. The rule of the Cathedral must extend to the tiniest hamlet or else its work is not complete. There is no room for local rule - the Center has the right, power and obligation to control every detail.

    Replies: @SFG, @AnotherDad

    There is no room for local rule – the Center has the right, power and obligation to control every detail.

    Exactly. Again very well stated Jack.

    This is one way you can tell that leftism is evil. You would think all with all that hippy dippy “localism” “organic” “community” packaging they wrap themselves up in that leftism would be perfect fit for federalism and local control.

    But i think there’s two reasons why not. One practical, one viscerally ideological.

    1) Practical: Leftism doesn’t tend to actually work very well.
    If you work democratically and leftists set up their projects here and there … it turns out most of their ideas are crap. They are haven’t taken human nature into account, they haven’t thought through the incentives or they are just overly bureaucratic and expensive. If you have other places–perhaps right next door–which are *not* forcing the leftist program on folks, then miraculously people tend to “vote with their feet” and leave. This is of course annoying.

    For example the Democrats could have brought in Obamacare in any number of states they control. The constitutional issues would have been moot. And they could tinker around and figure out what worked. But then that would subject whatever they cooked up to *comparison* with other (Republican?) programs or doing nothing at all. People would have been able to choose. Doing it nationally meant no one got to choose and there was nothing to compare to reveal the defects.

    2) Ideological: Leftism is root and branch … about *control*.
    In its heart–it’s deepest motivations–leftism is totalitarian. People *must* be *made* to do what (we say) is good for them. It’s at root the desire of the intellectual to take sloppy, disordered reality, which grows up organically–and not always nicely or pleasantly–from the people, human nature, culture, traditions, history, raw circumstances and *bang* it into the shape that their brains think it *ought* to be.

    If you have centrism, *one* unitary state, then once you seize it, you can “fix” messy reality. Your will can be imposed. (Presidential decree, Federal law, Supreme Court ruling … fini.) If there are multiple, competing authorities, checks+balances, then you can’t–or it’s much harder–to make everyone conform.

    ~

    BTW, this is of course, what’s behind much of “globalism” as well. The idea that separate nations can have separate unique ways of living–say Russians going with “do what you want but no cheerleading” line on homosexuality–just offends leftists. Nope everyone must get with the program … even if its the program we just discovered yesterday.

    It’s important that folks really wrap their brains around this. Many == freedom, hope, choice. One == oppression and tyranny.

    • Replies: @Bill Jones
    @AnotherDad

    "For example the Democrats could have brought in Obamacare in any number of states they control."

    Not really. The concept is dependent on acccess to Federal Dollars not just State ones.

  108. This would be a somewhat convincing viewpoint if you paleocons allowed federalism for differing opinions on weed prohibition, or even just didn’t lose your minds when we in California want to limit air pollution.

    If you all were serious enough about federalism that we could stop paying through the nose to support all the Republican Welfare States, and in return you got to be jerks to trans people, that would be one thing.

    But we know you’re not serious about federalism. It didn’t even take them a month to shit all over federalism by announcing that any state which wants to legalize and tax a harmless plant would face the federal goons.

    • Replies: @Autochthon
    @anonn

    Not serious about federalism?! Some two hundred and sixty thousand (260,000) of my people died for it. I take some solace from the fact that we killed almost three hundred and sixty thousand (360,000) of the other bastards. It's a cosmic travesty whoever ultimately spawned you seems to have survived.

    Why don't you and your stoner pals have Sacramento send an ultimatum to Washington, then take up arms to show how serious you are about it, you coward.

    , @Pericles
    @anonn

    Yeah, say what you will about the left, but they've always been unflinching in their support for states' rights.

  109. @Chrisnonymous
    @CCZ

    I agree that we have elevated all issues surrounding sexuality to an unholy and harmful degree. Issues of "rights" aside, when one stops to think that the leaders of the most powerful nation on earth are concerning themselves with the citizenry's diddling, it's strange.

    However, there are answers to the question you pose, such as the objective harm anorexia does to the body.

    Replies: @CCZ

    I fully acknowledge that the objective physical harm of anorexia is immediately recognizable.

    I was including within the transgender phenomena the body mutilation and adverse health effects that accompany a lifetime use of cross sex hormones, estrogen for “men into women” and testosterone for “women into men, “puberty blocking” drugs for children as young as 11 (administered prior to the subsequent use of cross sex hormones), double mastectomies for “women into men” (including very young women), and genital “reassignment” (the removal of the penis and testicles and the creation of an artificial vagina) for “men into women.”

    What is rarely discussed is that there appears to be as much or more body mutilation among many, although obviously not all, transgenders as there is among anorexics, and mastectomies and genital surgery are not reversible, unlike an anorexic’s weight loss.

    • Agree: Dissident
    • Replies: @Dissident
    @CCZ

    Excellent post. I clicked "Agree" but like every other time I did so today, it didn't take.

  110. @27 year old
    @D. K.

    The Controlled Substances Act provides for the Attorney General to reschedule "administratively". So, fine, technically Trump would have to tell Sessions to do it, and then tell HHS they have to approve it too, rather than an EO. Same thing, imo. It can be done within the executive branch.

    Replies: @D. K.

    The issue was not whether rescheduling could be done administratively, rather than legislatively; you claimed that the president himself could order the DEA to reschedule it, simply by issuing an executive order. That appears, based on those two citations to which I linked, not to be the case. Regardless, there were news stories, that very same day, asserting that the new administration is moving in precisely the opposite direction. Roger Stone is one unhappy puppy!

  111. This would be a somewhat convincing viewpoint if you paleocons allowed federalism for differing opinions on weed prohibition, or even just didn’t lose your minds when we in California want to limit air pollution.

    Cali is, unfortunately, a harbinger. Nuttery that passes there has a tendency to end up passing everywhere else, later on.

    Paleocons haven’t made much noise over pot.

    If you all were serious enough about federalism that we could stop paying through the nose to support all the Republican Welfare States, and in return you got to be jerks to trans people, that would be one thing.

    Yeah, it’s really paleocons that keep the welfare train going. WTF?

    I really love this one, though. Red states are red because they have tons of blacks and browns, that’s where the welfare money is going, but then libs turn around and point the finger, basically because we have so many blacks and browns. But I’m the bad guy for pointing that out, I’m sure.

  112. @D. K.
    @pepperinmono

    Marijuana is regulated by federal statute; President Trump is not authorized to change such statutes by his own presidential whim. President Obama's malignant diktats on transgender usage of school facilities was based upon the patently fatuous rationale that when the Congress outlawed most public discrimination based upon one's "sex," that its use of that term implicitly included a person's supposed "gender identity," which the Left holds to be separate and distinct from the physical traits of sexual differentiation supplied by nature through genetic inheritance.

    Replies: @27 year old, @Bill, @Autochthon

    Legal distinctions based upon sex – unlike those based upon, e.g., race or religion – are long recognised in our constitutional jurisprudence as subject not to strict scrutiny (i.e., a standard effectively impossible to overcome) but rather to what is called “intermediate scrutiny.”

    Strict scrutiny requires a compelling governmental interest which can be addressed by no other means save the proposed legal discrimination. A hypothetical example of racial discrimination that might meet the standard and be upheld is a law addressing some horribly hyper-contagious pathogen only able to be spread by persons of a certain race, thus justifying some type of quarantine or testing of those persons. Even then, I doubt such a law would hold up.

    Intermediate scrutiny requires that the discrimination imposed be “substantially related” (not indispensable, as with strict scrutiny) to an “important” (not compelling) governmental interest.

    I would make a case that protecting prepubescent girls from an increased danger at the hands of predatory, mentally ill men pretending to be women, or, for that matter, mere exposure to naked, grown men at their tender ages, certainly represent an important governmental interest, and that keeping naked, grown men out of the restrooms and locker-rooms used by those young girls is most decidedly substantially related to furthering that important interest.

    Then again, I’m not a madman….

    In any event, I am curious to learn which of the three accepted standards* will be applied to the perverts and mentally ill in the inevitable cases before the federal supreme court.

    *A third standard, rational-basis review, requires only that a law be “rationally related” (not the only means available, nor even substantially related) to furthering a merely “legitimate” (not compelling, or even important) governmental interest.

  113. @anonn
    This would be a somewhat convincing viewpoint if you paleocons allowed federalism for differing opinions on weed prohibition, or even just didn't lose your minds when we in California want to limit air pollution.

    If you all were serious enough about federalism that we could stop paying through the nose to support all the Republican Welfare States, and in return you got to be jerks to trans people, that would be one thing.

    But we know you're not serious about federalism. It didn't even take them a month to shit all over federalism by announcing that any state which wants to legalize and tax a harmless plant would face the federal goons.

    Replies: @Autochthon, @Pericles

    Not serious about federalism?! Some two hundred and sixty thousand (260,000) of my people died for it. I take some solace from the fact that we killed almost three hundred and sixty thousand (360,000) of the other bastards. It’s a cosmic travesty whoever ultimately spawned you seems to have survived.

    Why don’t you and your stoner pals have Sacramento send an ultimatum to Washington, then take up arms to show how serious you are about it, you coward.

  114. Surely anybody who has a penis with a urethra should be allowed to use a bathroom that has stand-up urinals, even if they are a woman. The rest should use the ladies room. It is pure economics, since urinals are clearly cheaper, use less water than commodes, and can service more people per hour.

  115. @Bill
    @D. K.

    There are lots of unenforced or rarely enforced laws.

    I don't think Trump is going to stop enforcement here, btw, but he could.

    Replies: @D. K.

    What the president can do (i.e., has the de facto power to do) and what the president may do (i.e., has the de jure authority to do) are two different sets of things– often, very different! Regardless, this president, just like the previous one, and just like every other president before them, took an oath of office that included his sworn promise to exercise faithfully the laws of the United States. It is not within the purview of that presidential oath to pick and choose which laws the president finds amenable to his own administration of the executive branch of our federal government.

    • Replies: @Bill
    @D. K.


    It is not within the purview of that presidential oath to pick and choose which laws the president finds amenable to his own administration of the executive branch of our federal government.
     
    Rubbish. The executive branch can, should, and does make decisions about how to allocate law enforcement resources. This entails enforcing some laws aggressively, some less aggressively, and some barely at all.
  116. @anonn
    This would be a somewhat convincing viewpoint if you paleocons allowed federalism for differing opinions on weed prohibition, or even just didn't lose your minds when we in California want to limit air pollution.

    If you all were serious enough about federalism that we could stop paying through the nose to support all the Republican Welfare States, and in return you got to be jerks to trans people, that would be one thing.

    But we know you're not serious about federalism. It didn't even take them a month to shit all over federalism by announcing that any state which wants to legalize and tax a harmless plant would face the federal goons.

    Replies: @Autochthon, @Pericles

    Yeah, say what you will about the left, but they’ve always been unflinching in their support for states’ rights.

  117. @D. K.
    @Bill

    What the president can do (i.e., has the de facto power to do) and what the president may do (i.e., has the de jure authority to do) are two different sets of things-- often, very different! Regardless, this president, just like the previous one, and just like every other president before them, took an oath of office that included his sworn promise to exercise faithfully the laws of the United States. It is not within the purview of that presidential oath to pick and choose which laws the president finds amenable to his own administration of the executive branch of our federal government.

    Replies: @Bill

    It is not within the purview of that presidential oath to pick and choose which laws the president finds amenable to his own administration of the executive branch of our federal government.

    Rubbish. The executive branch can, should, and does make decisions about how to allocate law enforcement resources. This entails enforcing some laws aggressively, some less aggressively, and some barely at all.

  118. @ThreeCranes
    @SFG

    Had to laugh. Reminds me of the time I was showering in the locker room after a swim at the University pool and a woman leaned in the door and called out some guy's (her boyfriend's?) name. When she got no answer she just waltzed right in and looking right and left progressed down the rows of lockers all the way to the showers. Then turned around and left.

    I always wondered if she did it on a dare or if she really was looking for her friend. Gotta admit that I admired her for that. Pretty ballsy I'd say, for a gal.

    Replies: @Karl, @Marty T

    Shoulda invited her in.

  119. Trump should do the same thing regading pot that he is doing with tranny bathrooms – leave it to states. I don’t love pot, but it’s an issue where the young are very much for legalization. Let the states decide, and focus on much more harmful things, like sanctuary cities and colleges which deprive males of due process.

    • Replies: @dfordoom
    @Marty T


    I don’t love pot, but it’s an issue where the young are very much for legalization.
     
    One of the many reasons that the young should never be allowed to vote.
  120. @Dr. X
    @Wilkey


    What the whole World War T phenomenon demonstrates is the degree to which the Left is willing to give the middle finger to the vast majority of the population in order to appease an infinitesimally small group of people.
     
    I think you've got it backwards. The goal of the Left is not to appease an "infinitesimally small" group of transgenders; rather, the goal of the Left is to "give the middle finger to the vast majority of the population."

    Replies: @Bill Jones

    Agree.

  121. @AnotherDad
    @Jack D


    There is no room for local rule – the Center has the right, power and obligation to control every detail.
     
    Exactly. Again very well stated Jack.

    This is one way you can tell that leftism is evil. You would think all with all that hippy dippy "localism" "organic" "community" packaging they wrap themselves up in that leftism would be perfect fit for federalism and local control.

    But i think there's two reasons why not. One practical, one viscerally ideological.

    1) Practical: Leftism doesn't tend to actually work very well.
    If you work democratically and leftists set up their projects here and there ... it turns out most of their ideas are crap. They are haven't taken human nature into account, they haven't thought through the incentives or they are just overly bureaucratic and expensive. If you have other places--perhaps right next door--which are *not* forcing the leftist program on folks, then miraculously people tend to "vote with their feet" and leave. This is of course annoying.

    For example the Democrats could have brought in Obamacare in any number of states they control. The constitutional issues would have been moot. And they could tinker around and figure out what worked. But then that would subject whatever they cooked up to *comparison* with other (Republican?) programs or doing nothing at all. People would have been able to choose. Doing it nationally meant no one got to choose and there was nothing to compare to reveal the defects.


    2) Ideological: Leftism is root and branch ... about *control*.
    In its heart--it's deepest motivations--leftism is totalitarian. People *must* be *made* to do what (we say) is good for them. It's at root the desire of the intellectual to take sloppy, disordered reality, which grows up organically--and not always nicely or pleasantly--from the people, human nature, culture, traditions, history, raw circumstances and *bang* it into the shape that their brains think it *ought* to be.

    If you have centrism, *one* unitary state, then once you seize it, you can "fix" messy reality. Your will can be imposed. (Presidential decree, Federal law, Supreme Court ruling ... fini.) If there are multiple, competing authorities, checks+balances, then you can't--or it's much harder--to make everyone conform.

    ~

    BTW, this is of course, what's behind much of "globalism" as well. The idea that separate nations can have separate unique ways of living--say Russians going with "do what you want but no cheerleading" line on homosexuality--just offends leftists. Nope everyone must get with the program ... even if its the program we just discovered yesterday.

    It's important that folks really wrap their brains around this. Many == freedom, hope, choice. One == oppression and tyranny.

    Replies: @Bill Jones

    “For example the Democrats could have brought in Obamacare in any number of states they control.”

    Not really. The concept is dependent on acccess to Federal Dollars not just State ones.

  122. @Marty T
    Trump should do the same thing regading pot that he is doing with tranny bathrooms - leave it to states. I don't love pot, but it's an issue where the young are very much for legalization. Let the states decide, and focus on much more harmful things, like sanctuary cities and colleges which deprive males of due process.

    Replies: @dfordoom

    I don’t love pot, but it’s an issue where the young are very much for legalization.

    One of the many reasons that the young should never be allowed to vote.

  123. @eah
    @eah

    And speaking of extremism:

    https://twitter.com/kausmickey/status/834973384463175680

    Replies: @eah

    • Replies: @Jim Don Bob
    @eah

    Perez is a complete sleazeball; he is perfect for the DNC.

    http://lidblog.com/new-dnc-chair-perez-has-problems-with-email-ethics-and-mendacity/

  124. @Alfa158
    @anon

    You missed one more. It is now LGBTQAFQ2S. I was at a commencement at UC Santa Cruz where the 2S was being used. Apparently Indians (casino, not call center), refer to homosexuals as being Two Spirited, so out of cultural inclusiveness you have to add 2S.
    Thank you.

    Replies: @Dissident

    Hmm, by that logic, wouldn’t they have to include something for the corresponding Muslim and Black cultural references?

  125. @CCZ
    @Chrisnonymous

    I fully acknowledge that the objective physical harm of anorexia is immediately recognizable.

    I was including within the transgender phenomena the body mutilation and adverse health effects that accompany a lifetime use of cross sex hormones, estrogen for "men into women" and testosterone for "women into men, "puberty blocking" drugs for children as young as 11 (administered prior to the subsequent use of cross sex hormones), double mastectomies for "women into men" (including very young women), and genital "reassignment" (the removal of the penis and testicles and the creation of an artificial vagina) for "men into women."

    What is rarely discussed is that there appears to be as much or more body mutilation among many, although obviously not all, transgenders as there is among anorexics, and mastectomies and genital surgery are not reversible, unlike an anorexic's weight loss.

    Replies: @Dissident

    Excellent post. I clicked “Agree” but like every other time I did so today, it didn’t take.

  126. @eah
    @eah

    https://twitter.com/wikileaks/status/835614034279936001

    Replies: @Jim Don Bob

    Perez is a complete sleazeball; he is perfect for the DNC.

    http://lidblog.com/new-dnc-chair-perez-has-problems-with-email-ethics-and-mendacity/

  127. @O'Really
    @Steve Sailer

    Similarly, straight women do not merit protection from abuse and harassment by lesbians, in this case in the WNBA. Since coming out with her story of anti-heterosexual abuse, Candice Wiggins has not exactly received the unquestioning support offered to Jackie Coakley:
    http://www.espn.com/wnba/story/_/id/18736607/wnba-players-dispute-candice-wiggins-controversial-allegations

    Replies: @Anon7

    Maybe too late to comment, but NPR Public Radio covered this story in a segment that aired this weekend. Not surprisingly, both the “reporter” and both of the interviewed “experts” agreed that there is absolutely no story here, and that Wiggins is the only person who has ever observed lesbians in the WNBA and that she is obviously wrong and maybe delusional. End of story.

    Often the “sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander” formula works in these cases, so I wondered what NPR’s response would be to, say, a story about one female military cadet who alleges widespread abuse and problems while at boot camp. Enough said.

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