Friday, May 20, 2016

Obama Transgender Decree

The Obama White House, along with President Barack Obama's puppet "Justice" and "Education" Departments, has issued a decree that all schools must allow anyone to use the bathroom and locker room of whatever gender they self-identify with on a given day.

This is simply stupid — as everyone with even half a brain knows. One part of this is that "self-identification" — "transgender" or otherwise — is subject to huge amounts of abuse. Here's a small example

But there's more. One piece is the role of political correctness in enabling mental illness and fraud.

So this guy walks into an OB/GYN clinic and demands a gynecological exam. The doctor, a woman, takes one look at him and says, "That won't work. You're a man." The man, however, "self identifies" as a woman and blasts the doctor for being a bigot. "I self identify as a woman," he says. "And I demand to be treated as a woman, or I'll call my civil rights lawyer."

The doctor, not wanting to be called a bigot, proceeds to give the man a fake gynecological exam, playing into his delusional distortions about his own biology and arguably worsening his mental disconnect with his physical self.

This is what transgenderism and "biological subjectivism" has come to in America today... a politically correct demand that everyone agree to participate in the mental distortions of a few individuals who suffer from a psychological disconnect from their biological realities. Such ideologies stand in complete contradiction to the known science on biology and physical reality, and sadly, this mental distortion is now being thrust onto children as part of a sick, demented political agenda to appease the most lunatic fringe elements of the political spectrum. [emphasis in the original}

But it's even worse than that. Let's start with the fact that news stories have cited "transgender" students as young as 3 years old. To think that kids that young have any thoughts at all about sex or gender is just dumb. The only way they would is if those thoughts come from their parents. And that looks like child abuse, causing mental illness in children.

It's not just me saying so. The American College of Pediatricians has reached the same conclusion. Their key findings:

  1. Sex is immutable.
  2. Gender is a social construct.
  3. One's belief they are something they are not is, at best, confused thinking.
  4. Nearly all "transgenders" return to their biological sex. Therefore,
  5. "Conditioning children into believing that a lifetime of chemical and surgical impersonation of the opposite sex is normal and healthful is child abuse."
This means the White House, the Department of Justice, and the Department of Education — through their order to all schools from kindergartens through colleges — are objectively promoting child abuse and fraud, all in support of their left-wing extremist ideology.

It's time for a major change. The nation needs to get rid of these ideologues. Now.

UPDATE: This (below) is an excellent addition to this discussion.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Off the Wall

I couldn't believe it when I saw this image.


Carbon-free sugar?!? Really?!?

This also struck me as truly strange. Just another facet of "politics is strange".

There are also a couple of political/religious questions:

  • Why is it that our children can’t read a Bible in school, but they can in prison? I would also question why the Bible seems to be off limits, but the Koran is not.
  • Why do I have to swear on the Bible in court when the Ten Commandments cannot be displayed outside? It's just another piece of major governmental hypocrisy.

And then there's this. Is it part of the "War on Women"?

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Monday, May 9, 2016

Teddy Roosevelt on Immigrants

Theodore Roosevelt's ideas on Immigrants and being an American in 1907

'In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the person's becoming in every facet an American, and nothing but an American. .. .There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn't an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag. We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language. And we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people.'
      — Theodore Roosevelt, 1907

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Some Things I Find Interesting

Here are some images I find interesting. First is a proposal for our southern (and western) border.

These are just a little off the wall. But good.

As noted before, dihydrogen monoxide (DHMO) is a pretty dangerous chemical.

Here's an interesting question.

And then, inevitably for this year, there's politics. I think I agree with this guy.

Here are a couple of examples from this year's campaign.

And this one is good, no matter how you slice it.

Saturday, May 7, 2016

LBJ Changes His Mind on the Civil Rights Act

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 had been introduced by the Republicans in the 1950s, but had been decisively voted down by the Democrats. Same thing for anti-lynching legislation. So why did LBJ change his mind in 1964 — and get enough Democrats to go along with the Republicans to get it passed? LBJ explained in his own comments:

These Negroes, they’re getting pretty uppity these days and that’s a problem for us since they’ve got something now they never had before, the political pull to back up their uppityness. Now we’ve got to do something about this, we’ve got to give them a little something, just enough to quiet them down, not enough to make a difference. For if we don’t move at all, then their allies will line up against us and there’ll be no way of stopping them, we’ll lose the filibuster and there’ll be no way of putting a brake on all sorts of wild legislation. It’ll be Reconstruction all over again.
So it should be no surprise that with all the "help" provided by the Democrats, blacks and the poor are worse off than ever. A commenter on this notes "Given the ultra-racist history of the Democrat party, it is simply impossible for me to believe that no one in the party understood this would happen. This was done on purpose and by design. Black Americans were solidly Republican before LBJ's administration." And I would note that included that famous Republican, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King.

A Blooper

The Albuquerque Journal had a definite blooper — a big error — on page A3 of their print edition of Wednesday, May 4. The headline and subhead read

GOP primary in NM loses luster
Cruz withdrawal eliminates contest

In the later part of the story there's a paragraph that begins "On the Democratic side, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Trump will continue ...."

That's a pretty big blooper for a political writer to make!

Friday, May 6, 2016

Just Cute

No comment is necessary.

Economic Ignorance

Governments don't understand economics. That is clear. Or maybe it's just that governments don't care. All they worry about is their budget numbers, without caring caring about the impacts of budgetary decisions. But those impacts make a big difference to those affected by the changes. This is just one example of how.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Protesters Jump the Shark

It seems to me that recent protesters really have little or nothing to protest about. But, of course, they want to protest anyway. Just because — and because they're getting riled up by provocateurs. Here's part of what Victor Davis Hanson had to say about this today:

The country owes about $20 trillion in debt. It will soon not be able to meet its pension and Social Security obligations. After slashing the military budget and raising income-tax rates, the United States is still running unsustainable annual deficits. The world abroad is becoming dangerously chaotic.

Instead of protesting those existential crises, students cry over Halloween costumes, deride free speech as hate speech, devour their own liberal administrators, and dismiss $100 million payoffs as too little.

Guess they're just spoiled children. I hope they eventually grow up.