Remember Back When They Said We Were Overreacting?

 

When they wanted to allow closeted homosexuals in the military, we said, “Soon they’ll be wanting to force us to recognize homosexual marriages, they’ll force us to treat every perversion as normal, and then your daughter or wife will have perverts wanting to use the same bathroom as them.”

I remember those days; oh, how they mocked us. They said we were absurd, ridiculous, a bunch of secret pedophiles ourselves, worrying about imaginary stuff that no one would ever, ever, ever want to inflict on us.

Yeah. I remember. Funny, huh? There is not a hint of a smile on my face.

Just this evening at dinner, my 14-year-old daughter told me that acquaintances (distant, she says) from school are saying that it’s a hate crime to refuse to date a transgender person. Such people are called “super straight” and some, being stupid kids, were recommending draconian punishments for super straights, including the death penalty. Kids are stupid. Progressive politicians have no minority status to excuse them.

Joe Biden, automaton for the progressive movement (which doesn’t excuse his complicity) has issued an executive order requiring schools to allow men who identify as women to use girls’ restrooms.

As soon as I’m done writing this, I’ll be sending a letter to Governor Abbot and my state representative and Senator to pass a law forbidding this. Executive orders do not equal law, and we need to stop this. I will not allow my daughter to attend a school that would do such a thing.

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  1. MWD B612 "Dawg" Member
    MWD B612 "Dawg"
    @danok1

    Dreher’s Law of Merited Impossibility: It will never happen, and when it does, you bigots will deserve it.

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  2. Dotorimuk Coolidge
    Dotorimuk
    @Dotorimuk

    I try to be a nice guy, especially when dealing with the mentally ill, but every encounter (when I worked in retail) I have ever had with a tranny began with me stifling a laugh, and the urge to say, “You know you’re not fooling anyone, right?”

    And if you call yourself a tranny in good standing, and yet you haven’t had one added or had one chopped off, well neighbor, you’re just playing dress up.

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  3. Skyler Coolidge
    Skyler
    @Skyler

    Dotorimuk (View Comment):

    I try to be a nice guy, especially when dealing with the mentally ill, but every encounter (when I worked in retail) I have ever had with a tranny began with me stifling a laugh, and the urge to say, “You know you’re not fooling anyone, right?”

    And if you call yourself a tranny in good standing, and yet you haven’t had one added or had one chopped off, well neighbor, you’re just playing dress up.

    Even those who have undergone mutilation are just very expensive transvestites.

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  4. Steve C. Member
    Steve C.
    @user_531302

    I’m curious as to which version of the Commerce Clause empowers a federal official to interfere in a school district’s bathroom assignments.

    RINO

    Republic in Name Only?

     

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  5. Django Member
    Django
    @Django

    Skyler (View Comment):

    Dotorimuk (View Comment):

    I try to be a nice guy, especially when dealing with the mentally ill, but every encounter (when I worked in retail) I have ever had with a tranny began with me stifling a laugh, and the urge to say, “You know you’re not fooling anyone, right?”

    And if you call yourself a tranny in good standing, and yet you haven’t had one added or had one chopped off, well neighbor, you’re just playing dress up.

    Even those who have undergone mutilation are just very expensive transvestites.

    At the end of what I laughingly call “my career”, I worked with a male-to-female transsexual. Actually, he/she funded a lot of the work I was doing. We never talked about the transition, though I knew him before. It wasn’t relevant to me. I did hear that one if his sons was in therapy and another refused to speak to him after the operation. I always thought that if someone was so f***ed up that “gender reassignment” was necessary, piling on was in bad taste. 

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  6. kedavis Member
    kedavis
    @kedavis

    Django (View Comment):
    I always thought that if someone was so f***ed up that “gender reassignment” was necessary, piling on was in bad taste. 

    Evidence suggests that “gender reassignment” is never really “necessary,” and even those who get it, usually aren’t “cured” by it.  That’s why the suicide rates for those who “transition” is still very high.

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  7. Skyler Coolidge
    Skyler
    @Skyler

    Django (View Comment):

    Skyler (View Comment):

    Dotorimuk (View Comment):

    I try to be a nice guy, especially when dealing with the mentally ill, but every encounter (when I worked in retail) I have ever had with a tranny began with me stifling a laugh, and the urge to say, “You know you’re not fooling anyone, right?”

    And if you call yourself a tranny in good standing, and yet you haven’t had one added or had one chopped off, well neighbor, you’re just playing dress up.

    Even those who have undergone mutilation are just very expensive transvestites.

    At the end of what I laughingly call “my career”, I worked with a male-to-female transsexual. Actually, he/she funded a lot of the work I was doing. We never talked about the transition, though I knew him before. It wasn’t relevant to me. I did hear that one if his sons was in therapy and another refused to speak to him after the operation. I always thought that if someone was so f***ed up that “gender reassignment” was necessary, piling on was in bad taste.

    Right, there’s no need to be rude to people.  That’s always been the social norm.  There have always been such people.  But so long as they behave themselves, it’s none of our business what they do.  The difference now is that they are being used to attain political power over us.  The soviet tactic of forcing a society rely on the state to tell us what is intentionally constantly shifting reality keeps the people from using reason and disarms our most important weapon against us: Our minds.

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  8. TBA Coolidge
    TBA
    @RobtGilsdorf

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Django (View Comment):
    I always thought that if someone was so f***ed up that “gender reassignment” was necessary, piling on was in bad taste.

    Evidence suggests that “gender reassignment” is never really “necessary,” and even those who get it, usually aren’t “cured” by it. That’s why the suicide rates for those who “transition” is still very high.

    Ha! No, that’s only proof that a lack of societal support drove them to it. 

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  9. kedavis Member
    kedavis
    @kedavis

    TBA (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Django (View Comment):
    I always thought that if someone was so f***ed up that “gender reassignment” was necessary, piling on was in bad taste.

    Evidence suggests that “gender reassignment” is never really “necessary,” and even those who get it, usually aren’t “cured” by it. That’s why the suicide rates for those who “transition” is still very high.

    Ha! No, that’s only proof that a lack of societal support drove them to it.

    The main thing is, no man or woman can really think they should be the other gender, because they have no idea what it feels like to be the other.  All they know is that they don’t feel “right” and becoming “the other” seems like the only option.  But that’s not likely to help because that wasn’t really the problem to start with.  And if anything, “transitioning” might easily make it worse, especially if they still don’t feel “right” which could easily be why the suicides continue.

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  10. Skyler Coolidge
    Skyler
    @Skyler

    kedavis (View Comment):

    TBA (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Django (View Comment):
    I always thought that if someone was so f***ed up that “gender reassignment” was necessary, piling on was in bad taste.

    Evidence suggests that “gender reassignment” is never really “necessary,” and even those who get it, usually aren’t “cured” by it. That’s why the suicide rates for those who “transition” is still very high.

    Ha! No, that’s only proof that a lack of societal support drove them to it.

    The main thing is, no man or woman can really think they should be the other gender, because they have no idea what it feels like to be the other. All they know is that they don’t feel “right” and becoming “the other” seems like the only option. But that’s not likely to help because that wasn’t really the problem to start with. And if anything, “transitioning” might easily make it worse, especially if they still don’t feel “right” which could easily be why the suicides continue.

    I think you give such people to0 much credit for thought.

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  11. kedavis Member
    kedavis
    @kedavis

    Skyler (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    TBA (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Django (View Comment):
    I always thought that if someone was so f***ed up that “gender reassignment” was necessary, piling on was in bad taste.

    Evidence suggests that “gender reassignment” is never really “necessary,” and even those who get it, usually aren’t “cured” by it. That’s why the suicide rates for those who “transition” is still very high.

    Ha! No, that’s only proof that a lack of societal support drove them to it.

    The main thing is, no man or woman can really think they should be the other gender, because they have no idea what it feels like to be the other. All they know is that they don’t feel “right” and becoming “the other” seems like the only option. But that’s not likely to help because that wasn’t really the problem to start with. And if anything, “transitioning” might easily make it worse, especially if they still don’t feel “right” which could easily be why the suicides continue.

    I think you give such people to0 much credit for thought.

    Well it may not be so much “thinking” but if someone doesn’t feel “right” being either male or female as they are now, then given that those are basically the two available options, it may not be a big surprise that the first option to come up is “I’ll try being the other.”

    Really though, they mostly need help, psychiatric and perhaps medication too.

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  12. Skyler Coolidge
    Skyler
    @Skyler

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Skyler (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    TBA (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Django (View Comment):
    I always thought that if someone was so f***ed up that “gender reassignment” was necessary, piling on was in bad taste.

    Evidence suggests that “gender reassignment” is never really “necessary,” and even those who get it, usually aren’t “cured” by it. That’s why the suicide rates for those who “transition” is still very high.

    Ha! No, that’s only proof that a lack of societal support drove them to it.

    The main thing is, no man or woman can really think they should be the other gender, because they have no idea what it feels like to be the other. All they know is that they don’t feel “right” and becoming “the other” seems like the only option. But that’s not likely to help because that wasn’t really the problem to start with. And if anything, “transitioning” might easily make it worse, especially if they still don’t feel “right” which could easily be why the suicides continue.

    I think you give such people to0 much credit for thought.

    Well it may not be so much “thinking” but if someone doesn’t feel “right” being either male or female as they are now, then given that those are basically the two available options, it may not be a big surprise that the first option to come up is “I’ll try being the other.”

    Really though, they mostly need help, psychiatric and perhaps medication too.

    It was a big mistake when homosexuality was removed from the list of psychological disorders.

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  13. RushBabe49 Thatcher
    RushBabe49
    @RushBabe49

    And a new story today, on MyNorthwest.com.  Male prisoners claiming to be women, to transfer prisons.  All you have to do is say that you “identify as female” to be transferred.  This is horrifying.

    On the other hand, once the word gets out, might it prevent some women from committing crimes?

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  14. kedavis Member
    kedavis
    @kedavis

    RushBabe49 (View Comment):

    And a new story today, on MyNorthwest.com. Male prisoners claiming to be women, to transfer prisons. All you have to do is say that you “identify as female” to be transferred. This is horrifying.

    On the other hand, once the word gets out, might it prevent some women from committing crimes?

    Maybe put the men who think they’re women, with the women who think they’re men?  :-)

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  15. Hartmann von Aue Member
    Hartmann von Aue
    @HartmannvonAue

    Repeat after me… Rick Santorum was right….Jim Dobson was right…Tony Perkins was right….

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  16. Joe Boyle Member
    Joe Boyle
    @JoeBoyle

    A right based on a feel. Can we survive such nonsense? Remember “I’m a fiscal conservative and a social liberal”? One doesn’t hear that now. It’s over. If politics is truly downstream, then we’re out to sea.

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  17. Stad Coolidge
    Stad
    @Stad

    Django (View Comment):
    I always thought that if someone was so f***ed up that “gender reassignment” was necessary, piling on was in bad taste.

    I agree.  If someone has that extreme a mental condition they undergo surgery, then I will refer to that person by the new sex and treat them with respect and dignity like I would anyone else – unless they become militant about it . . .

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  18. Zafar Member
    Zafar
    @Zafar

    Stad (View Comment):
    I agree. If someone has that extreme a mental condition they undergo surgery, then I will refer to that person by the new sex and treat them with respect and dignity like I would anyone else – unless they become militant about it . . .

    How is that different from “I treat Conservatives with respect – unless they become militant about it…”?

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  19. Marjorie Reynolds Coolidge
    Marjorie Reynolds
    @MarjorieReynolds

    Joe Boyle (View Comment):

     If politics is truly downstream, then we’re out to sea.

    Very nicely put. I might steal that.

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  20. Blondie Thatcher
    Blondie
    @Blondie

    “As soon as I’m done writing this, I’ll be sending a letter to Governor Abbot and my state representative and Senator to pass a law forbidding this. Executive orders do not equal law, and we need to stop this. I will not allow my daughter to attend a school that would do such a thing.”

    Because this worked out so well in NC that it got us the idiot we have now the Governor’s mansion. Our legislature, back during Obummer, was trying to get ahead of this crap and introduced what was dubbed by the “bathroom bill”. The outside forces that came down on this state were overwhelming. It was passed originally only to be repealed later. I’m at a loss as to what to do. Maybe Texas will fair better than NC. We are probably a lot closer to blue than you are. 

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  21. Skyler Coolidge
    Skyler
    @Skyler

    Blondie (View Comment):

    “As soon as I’m done writing this, I’ll be sending a letter to Governor Abbot and my state representative and Senator to pass a law forbidding this. Executive orders do not equal law, and we need to stop this. I will not allow my daughter to attend a school that would do such a thing.”

    Because this worked out so well in NC that it got us the idiot we have now the Governor’s mansion. Our legislature, back during Obummer, was trying to get ahead of this crap and introduced what was dubbed by the “bathroom bill”. The outside forces that came down on this state were overwhelming. It was passed originally only to be repealed later. I’m at a loss as to what to do. Maybe Texas will fair better than NC. We are probably a lot closer to blue than you are.

    I think the difference is that there was no executive order back then.  They looked silly trying to preëmpt something that hadn’t yet been even suggested.  Now it’s a real threat.  

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  22. Kozak Member
    Kozak
    @Kozak

    Skyler (View Comment):

    It was a big mistake when homosexuality was removed from the list of psychological disorders.

    And that was political and not based on any science.

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  23. Kozak Member
    Kozak
    @Kozak

    Zafar (View Comment):

    Stad (View Comment):
    I agree. If someone has that extreme a mental condition they undergo surgery, then I will refer to that person by the new sex and treat them with respect and dignity like I would anyone else – unless they become militant about it . . .

    How is that different from “I treat Conservatives with respect – unless they become militant about it…”?

    We would love equal treatment with Trannies and Homosexuals.

    Militant Tranny  or Homosexual?  You are protected at work, at the store, on Twitter.

    Militant Conservative?  You get fired,  can be refused services , and get deplatformed.

     

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  24. Blondie Thatcher
    Blondie
    @Blondie

    Skyler (View Comment):

    Blondie (View Comment):

    “As soon as I’m done writing this, I’ll be sending a letter to Governor Abbot and my state representative and Senator to pass a law forbidding this. Executive orders do not equal law, and we need to stop this. I will not allow my daughter to attend a school that would do such a thing.”

    Because this worked out so well in NC that it got us the idiot we have now the Governor’s mansion. Our legislature, back during Obummer, was trying to get ahead of this crap and introduced what was dubbed by the “bathroom bill”. The outside forces that came down on this state were overwhelming. It was passed originally only to be repealed later. I’m at a loss as to what to do. Maybe Texas will fair better than NC. We are probably a lot closer to blue than you are.

    I think the difference is that there was no executive order back then. They looked silly trying to preëmpt something that hadn’t yet been even suggested. Now it’s a real threat.

    I agree with all that, but don’t expect the outside pushback to be any less. Just take our go at it as what/how not to do it and come up with something better. I knew from the start they were asking for trouble the way it was done.

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  25. EJHill Podcaster
    EJHill
    @EJHill

    I was assured on these very pages that slippery slopes are a myth.

    I was watching a documentary last night about an archeological dig and noticed how easily remains were identified as male or female. It’s almost as if all of that goes deeper than feelings, hormones and genitals. 

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  26. Bill Berg Coolidge
    Bill Berg
    @Bill Berg

    Interesting post. I just read “The Madness Of Crowds”. It points out some of the problems with the treatment of the related issues of homosexuality, feminism, race, and trans in our current cancel culture. 

    Here is my blog on the book, which also points to a review, so between the two you can get a sense of it. 

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  27. Aaron Miller Member
    Aaron Miller
    @AaronMiller

    A bank teller in my town dressed like a woman before COVID closed that bank. I saw another tranny driving by the other day. 

    I don’t hate crossdressers and won’t ostracize them. But I also won’t pretend I can ignore the lie while I’m there looking at it. If someone dressed as a clown or werewolf in public, you wouldn’t pretend it’s unremarkable. An insane person is still a beloved creature of God. That demands attention and care, not indulgence of a madman’s fantasies. 

    Modern conservatives are too accomodating. Honoring free will does not require silence about others’ choices nor tolerance of every obscenity. Indifference is contrary to Christian love. Love is interested. Love is honest. “To each his own” is the sort of libertine insularity that brought our culture to such absurdities. 

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  28. Django Member
    Django
    @Django

    Zafar (View Comment):

    Stad (View Comment):
    I agree. If someone has that extreme a mental condition they undergo surgery, then I will refer to that person by the new sex and treat them with respect and dignity like I would anyone else – unless they become militant about it . . .

    How is that different from “I treat Conservatives with respect – unless they become militant about it…”?

    It is not necessary to have surgery to become a conservative. All one has to do to be conservative is think clearly.

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  29. Mike H Coolidge
    Mike H
    @MikeH

    EJHill (View Comment):

    I was assured on these very pages that slippery slopes are a myth.

    If someone did in fact say something like that, they didn’t understand the reason slippery slope arguments are a problem. It’s not that they don’t exist, it’s that if they exist, they aren’t a direct argument against the proposal being debated.

    It’s one thing to say the consequences of allowing a reasonable thing to happen will be so awful that we can’t allow the otherwise reasonable thing to happen, but people rarely attempt to make that argument. Usually, the slippery slope is evoked in at attempt to show that the thing in question is intrinsically bad.

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  30. Jerry Giordano (Arizona Patrio… Member
    Jerry Giordano (Arizona Patrio…
    @ArizonaPatriot

    Skyler (View Comment):

    Django (View Comment):

    Skyler (View Comment):

    Dotorimuk (View Comment):

    I try to be a nice guy, especially when dealing with the mentally ill, but every encounter (when I worked in retail) I have ever had with a tranny began with me stifling a laugh, and the urge to say, “You know you’re not fooling anyone, right?”

    And if you call yourself a tranny in good standing, and yet you haven’t had one added or had one chopped off, well neighbor, you’re just playing dress up.

    Even those who have undergone mutilation are just very expensive transvestites.

    At the end of what I laughingly call “my career”, I worked with a male-to-female transsexual. Actually, he/she funded a lot of the work I was doing. We never talked about the transition, though I knew him before. It wasn’t relevant to me. I did hear that one if his sons was in therapy and another refused to speak to him after the operation. I always thought that if someone was so f***ed up that “gender reassignment” was necessary, piling on was in bad taste.

    Right, there’s no need to be rude to people. That’s always been the social norm. There have always been such people. But so long as they behave themselves, it’s none of our business what they do. The difference now is that they are being used to attain political power over us. The soviet tactic of forcing a society rely on the state to tell us what is intentionally constantly shifting reality keeps the people from using reason and disarms our most important weapon against us: Our minds.

    I think that conceptualizing an objection to a man pretending to be a woman, or vice versa, as “rude” is part of the problem.  I think that the idea that “it’s none of our business what they do” is an error, the libertarian idea that prevents any upholding of reasonable standards of behavior.  

    Skyler, I find it curious that you seem to be on both sides of this issue.

    Personally, I find it rude — and also deceptive — for a man to pretend to be a woman, or vice versa.

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