Monday, March 27, 2017

Guaranteed 100% Gender-Fluid

Did anybody else not pay any attention to what happened over the weekend? I found myself uninterested in March Madness, couldn’t summon the energy required to watch the Sunday Showboats spout off on why RyanCare was a disaster for whoever they were opposed to, not in the mood for Donald J.Trump’s tweets and couldn’t even manage to get appropriately agitated about the black-hooded New World Order Obots who showed up at the Trump rally to pepper spray the attendees.

But this caught my attention, possibly because it inadvertently provides insight and commentary on everything else that has run amok in this country over the past few decades:

An Oregon judge who last year ruled that a transgender person can legally change their sex to "non-binary" has given the OK for a Portland resident to be genderless.

Multnomah County Judge Amy Holmes Hehn on March 10 granted a petition allowing Patrick Abbatiello to go from male to "agender" and switch to the single name Patch…

The judge told NBC in an email her decisions were supported by facts and the law. OregonLive

We’ve become inured to Federal judges who have assumed they are the ultimate arbiters of Constitutional law, but County judges who assume they are God seems a bit of an overreach even for liberals.

And I fear that “genderless” further complicates Title IX school sports programs; will we now have to form separate “genderless” teams?  At least transgenders can choose to play on the team that they “identify” with rather than the team their chromosomes “identify” with.

Fallon-Fox male by birth female by choiceTransgender MMA fighter Fallon Fox: born male but fundamentally transformed with makeup and hormones

Biological males are joining women’s teams, smashing records and dominating in sports such as weightlifting, softball, cycling, track, wrestling, football, volleyball, dodgeball, handball, cricket, golf, basketball and mixed martial arts.

The movement for “equality” has apparently inspired transgender athletes to join teams of their preferred gender. And that often means biological males are competing against biological females on women’s teams. But in the world of sports, critics argue, equality between the sexes simply doesn’t exist. Physiologically speaking, there’s a gender gap between men and women that cannot be erased. - WND

It’s fairly obvious that transgenders will have the edge in women’s sports, given the physical strength advantage a person born with both an X and Y chromosome enjoys.

“If men can claim to be women and invade a sport that only women are allowed to compete in, then it’s a safe bet men will win,” writes the Federalist’s Brandon Morse. “All the accolades, rewards, and recognition will be taken from the women who rightfully deserve them and given to a man who essentially cheated by putting on makeup, injecting himself with hormones, and saying he’s a woman.”

Hey – be whoever you think you are, I don’t really give a crap; but don’t expect me to believe a man impersonating a woman is the same as as a woman born with two X chromosomes.

Allowing biological males to compete against women is not only unfair and dangerous to women, it’s worse than that, according to David Kupelian, WND managing editor and author of “The Snapping of the American Mind.”

“The insanity of this affects not just the transgendered individual and the women athletes thus victimized,” he said. “It also contributes to a sort of mass delusion infecting our whole society in which, thanks to the influence of the powerful LGBT movement, everybody now has to either affirm the absurd and crazy – that a man who is essentially a female impersonator can fairly compete against women – or they have to suffer abuse and persecution as bigots just for speaking the truth.” - WND

But back to “Patch” – which is now officially both a (non)gender lifeform and a pronoun:

The student has become the first American to gain legal designation as “genderless”, following a ruling by a Multnomah County judge.

The 27-year-old formerly known as Patrick Abbatiello, now legally designated agender, also got legal approval to change names, now going only by “Patch,” no surname. That name also serves as a pronoun, Patch explained to the local NBC affiliate this week.

“Even gender-neutral pronouns don’t feel as if they fit me,” Patch said. “I feel no identity or closeness with any pronouns I’ve come across. What describes me is my name.” – Heatstreet

So now it’s no longer adequate that you be allowed to officially be whatever established sex or race you “identify” with. If you identify with “none of the above” you can invent your own sex, race, pronoun, or non-carbon life form

pooh_bear_and_obama-12688“I’m Barack, and I identify as a Pooh.”

…and the rest of us will just have to adapt or be guilty of discrimination.

I’ve invented a new product that I think will prove to be invaluable in the New World Order of Gender-Fluid Society. Let me know if you’re interested in becoming an early investor. I think the market will be very strong.

gender correction fluid-eco copy_thumb[2]The All New Gender Fluid Formula! Works on all chromosomes!

The original racist, non-eco version is also available in an economical 12 pack in case you need to change the gender of your entire team:

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I think I’ll contact Patch, I’ll bet he could be a great marketing rep.

Patch's Facebook page says Patch studies creative writing and is co-coordinator of the Queer Resource Center at a branch campus of Portland Community College.

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Sunday, March 26, 2017

Oh Damn, I Missed “Earth Hour”

It was last night, at 8:30 PM local time, so there would be no math involved.

earth hour 2017 And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not. - John 1:5

With all due respect to “Earth Hour” advocates let’s harness the power of electricity and use it to hear instead from Ross McKitrick, Professor of Economics, University of Guelph, Canada:

Earth Hour celebrates ignorance, poverty and backwardness. By repudiating the greatest engine of liberation it becomes an hour devoted to anti-humanism. It encourages the sanctimonious gesture of turning off trivial appliances for a trivial amount of time, in deference to some ill-defined abstraction called “the Earth,” all the while hypocritically retaining the real benefits of continuous, reliable electricity.

People who see virtue in doing without electricity should shut off their fridge, stove, microwave, computer, water heater, lights, TV and all other appliances for a month, not an hour. And pop down to the cardiac unit at the hospital and shut the power off there too.

I don’t want to go back to nature. Travel to a zone hit by earthquakes, floods and hurricanes to see what it’s like to go back to nature. For humans, living in “nature” meant a short life span marked by violence, disease and ignorance. People who work for the end of poverty and relief from disease are fighting against nature. I hope they leave their lights on. (Read the whole essay at Watts Up With That)

Virtue-signaling at its most arrogant uselessness. As pointed out on WUWT, North Korea is on track to win again this year as they have every year since its inception in 2003:

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Professor Aiguo Dai, a professor in the department of atmospheric and environmental sciences at the University of Albany, concedes that this is nothing more than a symbolic gesture, but it’s a symbolic gesture that says you care about the earf:

“If all of us can find ways to save energy and reduce consumption of fossil fuel, then it will significantly reduce our emissions of greenhouse gases, and that could slow down global warming," he said. "If that still won't be enough, we need to develop new sources of green energy and move away from fossil fuel." USA Today

Some suggestions from the World Wildlife Fund on how to spend your hour in the dark:

• Burn calories by doing a candlelight workout with friends. [And hope you don’t set your yoga pants on fire]

• Spot the landmarks around you that participate in Earth Hour. [Wouldn’t it be easier to spot those not participating?]

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• Make art in the dark with your friends and share a good laugh when the lights turn back on revealing the masterpiece. [And be careful or you may note the irony of celebrating how lame your efforts are without benefit of light]

• Host a candlelight dinner party with family and friends. [That was prepared at every step along the way of the food chain with the benefit of fossil fuels]

• Look at the stars. [because many of them, too, will be virtue signaling in the dark]

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“I got a tattoo butt I didn’t know how to spell ‘Maroon’.” h/t Rush Limbaugh

• Commit to reducing your carbon footprint. [Alternatively, turn on all the lights and hope for a better idea]

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So keep up the good fight, earth warriors; all that virtue signaling should really help.

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Saturday, March 25, 2017

The Sheep Demand a New Sheepdog

Trevor-and-the-dogThat’s the concept anyway

Let’s be clear: When your party holds the Presidency and you are Speaker of the House your role is that of a sheepdog. You are to round up your flock and get them to vote in a block.

red sheepRound up the Red Shirts!

Of course if you’re busy playing games with the other dogs in the pack,

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and if you promise to repeal and replace Obamacare but deliver a Trojan Horse instead…

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well, your sheep might decide to take a flyer.

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To say that Speaker Ryan failed is an understatement. Let’s face it, you had one job…

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And it was D.O.A. We need a new leader.

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Friday, March 24, 2017

Pop Quiz: Civics

Pop Civics Test

1. Which is worse:

a) The Russians “hacking” the election as they have since the beginning of the Cold War or

b) Your own government hacking the campaign of the of the sitting President’s political opponent(s)? If you think this is a tough question you’re probably a liberal and can’t correctly define “fascism” either.

Hint: one presents a Constitutional crisis, the other doesn’t.

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2. Is “sanctuary” status for illegal aliens who have committed crimes sanctioned by the Constitution? Or even by common sense?

a) Yes

b) NO

c) HELL NO

Correct answer to #1 is b, why do you even ask? Note to MSM: you can continue to ignore the biggest political scandal in US history (way bigger than Watergate) if you wish but it won’t go away. That a sitting Administration very likely spied on a presidential candidate/president-elect and his campaign/transition team with the complicity of the CIA, FBI, NSA and the British GCHQ intelligence agency is considered rather newsworthy by most thinking Americans. Or as Joey B might say, “it’s a really BFD.” Even Bob Woodward thinks the so called “unmasking” of names could be a BFD:

He drove the point home, adding that "under the rules, that name is supposed to be blanked out, and so you've got a real serious problem potentially of people in the Obama administration passing around this highly classified gossip."

american-spy-state-government-compromisedPretty complicated mechanism for tracking “gossip”

And the answer to #2 is C, “HELL NO.”

chicago sanctuaryOf course “sanctuary” may not mean what you think it means.

Note 2 to MSM: you can continue to NOT report the case of the (alleged) brutal rape of a 14 year old at the hands of two 23 year old (“freshman”) illegal aliens in Maryland if you wish. But the fact that the Maryland legislature is in the middle of cementing their “sanctuary” state status probably indicates that it is a newsworthy item and you will be shirking your (First Amendment) responsibility if you don’t.

But today the MSM along with everyone else will be focused on the fact that President Trump has demanded his party go ahead with the vote on the so-called “repeal” of Obamacare to replace it with RyanCare, with or without the required votes to pass. Trump has no patience for the established practice of long-term horse trading, he’s done. If he doesn’t come up with a fish he’ll cut the bait  Fine by me. Move on; cut taxes and let Obamacare wither on the vine under it’s own weight/wait. And get to work on a real repeal of this monstrosity.

It’s Friday so, as always, recipes are not only accepted, they are encouraged. Carry on, troops.

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Thursday, March 23, 2017

What’s So Hard About Repeal and Replace

one of those days calvinI find myself increasingly ambivalent about the fate of the RyanCare bill. I don’t relish handing the media another reason for a 2 week news cycle bashing of the President; on the other hand this is not what I signed on for and I’m betting it’s not what you signed on for either.

President Trump and Congressional Republicans ran on  “Repeal and Replace” not “Piecemeal and Reface.” If we wanted Obamacare-lite we could have voted for Hillary and the rest of the Democrats: they all ran on preserving Obamacare and Obama’s eponymous health care grab. Barry himself told us that it would be a personal insult if we let the R-words win and destroy his  legacy legislation; let’s get on with it.

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The Republicans won, remember?  Presidency, House, Senate. So why is it so hard to deliver on this campaign promise? Who are they trying to appease?  Surely no one who took the #SaveObamacare oath will ever vote for a Republican regardless of what they do or don’t do. And just as surely, those who voted for the R-words promise to “Repeal and Replace” Obamacare will hold them to account if they fail to deliver.

The current 3-Phase “Repeal and Replace” bill, “RyanCare,” being pushed by Rhinos and Republican leadership is a far cry from “Repeal.” If - and it’s an increasingly big if - it can pass the House it faces likely defeat in the Senate. Perhaps that’s a blessing; defeat in the House could check the R-word leadership hubris currently on display and perhaps even result in a bill that will actually “Repeal and Replace” Obamacare.

Aside from DJT, nobody on our side seems to know how to use power except for punishing their own. If we want to win, they have to start acting like Democrats;  use the power that voters handed them and ignore the professional protestors who will never vote for any Republican anyway.

You know, this really isn’t that hard. Do I have to do everything for our Ruling Class? Alright then; here’s a simple plan that fulfills the “Repeal and Replace” promise in 2 easy steps that could be enacted simultaneously if the R-words were to miraculously grow a pair overnight. Alternatively they can do it in 2 phases, giving them time to grow a pair and allowing them to iron out all their differences in public. Imagine that: a replacement Healthcare Insurance Plan (HIP) plan where we’d actually know what’s in it before they passed it.

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My plan repeals Obamacare entirely, effective December 31, 2018 for everyone unless replaced earlier by a new Health Care Insurance Plan (HIP). Further, my bill will immediately eliminate all mandates, taxes, penalties and coverage requirement minimums. It will continue the pre-existing condition mandate and allow children under 26 years of age to remain on their parents plan until 12/31/2018 or until replaced by a new HIP.

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Specifically this is what we need our federal government to do:

  1. Repeal Obamacare entirely effective December 31, 2018 or upon the enactment of a replacement HIP law. Immediately eliminate all mandates, taxes, penalties and coverage requirement minimums. Continue the pre-existing condition mandate and allow children under 26 years of age to remain on their parents plan until 12/31/2018 or until replaced by a new HIP.
  2. Enact a replacement HCI law doing the following:
    1. Allow the purchase of health care insurance across state lines.
    2. Lower costs in Medicare & Medicaid
      1. Negotiate maximum price for prescription drugs as is done everywhere in the civilized world.
    3. Simplify Medicare by eliminating the absurd prescription “donut hole”
    4. Require insurance companies to allow individuals to purchase any plan the insurance company offers to anyone, including any group plan whether the purchaser is a member of the group or not.
    5. prohibit health care providers, including pharmacies and medical device providers from charging uninsured higher amounts for products and services than they charge insurance companies.
    6. Return Medicaid eligibility to pre-Obamacare standards, allowing states to establish different eligibility standards which would be self-funded by the state.
    7. Permit states to establish work related requirements, co-pays and deductibles for Medicaid eligibility.
    8. Allow taxpayers to receive a tax credit (not a refundable tax credit) for out of pocket health care and health care insurance costs including co-pays, co-insurance, deductibles.
    9. Increase tax credit for contributions to Health Savings Accounts (HSA) to $5,000 for an individual and remove the maximum limit on contributions. Remove all requirements that HSA participants be enrolled in any particular health insurance plan and allow HSA participants to enroll in any insurance plan of their choosing or not enroll in any plan at all.

And please, don’t tell me this can’t be done without 60 votes in the Senate. Implement the nuclear option and completely eliminate the filibuster immediately. The filibuster only works if you have the balls to make it benefit your side and it seems that only Democrats and Newt possess such a pair. Once it’s gone we can “Repeal and Replace” Obamacare and confirm Neil Gorsuch to SCOTUS within a week. Then we can move on to pass tax reform, build the border wall, actually reform immigration (I’m not talking amnesty or any of the amnesty-light plans), fix our bad trade deals and Make America Great Again! All this year!

Alternatively, they could just pass the Rand Paul Plan and run the same game plan. 

If they fix the current mess that is Obamacare we don’t need no stinkin’ filibuster because Republicans would maintain a long term control of the White House and both houses of Congress. Too much to hope for? Probably, but I’m not tired of winning yet.

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Say “Cheese”

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Don’t believe a word you read, including this. However if you are a cheese-head and have cut it out for health reasons – because it’s “bad for you” - I have good news: As it turns out, not only is cheese not bad for you, it may in fact be good for you!

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The research from University College Dublin has concluded that people who eat a lot of cheese are thinner than those who don’t, and it doesn’t actually raise cholesterol levels…

They found that the people who consumed the most dairy had lower BMIs, lower body fat percentages, smaller waists and lower blood pressure.

What’s more the participants who ate low-fat dairy tended to have higher cholesterol levels…

The study reinforces recent research from various countries which has suggested that saturated fat from cheese doesn’t increase blood cholesterol levels because of the unique set of nutrients it contains.

“What we saw was that in the high consumers [of cheese] they had a significantly higher intake of saturated fat than the non-consumers and the low consumers and yet there was no difference in their LDL Cholesterol levels,” said study lead author Dr Emma Feeney. – The Independent

Like eggs, which many people had virtually banished from their diets, cheese is well on its way to being rehabilitated as a “good” nutrient rich food. Along with a slew of other nutrition nonsense we’ve been fed constantly over the years by “experts” and government agencies doing their bidding this too will end up being completely debunked. Butter? Coconut oil? Red meat? None of them are actually “bad” for you at all.

Yet, people are still telling us, as recently as last week, how bad high-fat dairy products are for your health. That’s how propaganda works.

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So when you hear – over and over and over – that there is “no evidence of Trump being under government surveillance” prior to the election – not only should you not believe it you should assume the opposite.

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So truth will out eventually; in the mean time, say “cheese!”

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

J. Edgar Comey: “Such Men Are Dangerous”

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So, did everyone enjoy yesterday’s kabuki theatre? Both the Comey testimony in the House and the Gorsuch hearing in the Senate was Congressional Open Mic Night at its best: pols otherwise unknown outside their home districts pontificating their respective talking points. Lately all Congressional hearings seem more like a game of reverse-rule Jeopardy: all contestants are required to ask their question in the form of an answer.

Occasionally a rookie lands a seat on the panel who doesn’t follow the rules and asks real questions:

Representative Elise M. Stefanik is a young, freshman republican congresswoman from the Albany New York area.  And using a probative questioning timeline, she single-handily pulled the mask from FBI Director James Comey, yet no-one seemed to notice. - CTH

Given that Congress was first notified about the investigation of the Trump campaign in July, 2016, Rep. Stefanik tries to find out when the sitting President was advised that his FBI had launched an investigation of the Trump campaign’s possible collusion with Russia. At what point did President Obama give tacit approval of the FBI investigation of the campaign of his Party’s opposition?

“when did you notify the White House, the DNI and congressional leadership”? - CTH

Or in other words, what did he know, and when did he know it?

Comey’s response is an uncomfortable study in obfuscation; watch the first 3 minutes carefully. He begs the question - in the form of an answer:

“Because of the sensitivity of the matter.” 

That covers a wide berth, but a reasonable man might conclude that Comey notified Obama at one of those “quarterly meetings” after July 16th and before the election. Which in my simple mind gives credence to Trump’s claim that the Obama administration was “wire-tapping” him. Fake News of course, disagrees with my conclusion: Comey's testimony humiliates Trump - The Washington Post. That’s why they’re Fake News.

So why, you ask, would a President not fire a troublesome FBI director like Comey who’s working both sides against the middle for his own nefarious purposes? As it often does, history once again provides an answer. Here’s LBJ’s response when asked why he didn’t fire J. Edgar Hoover:

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Believe me, there’s nobody spookier than a high-level spook. Never underestimate the number of dossiers they have assembled nor the amount of “intelligence” that might be contained therein. Because you never know when you might need it.

comey machine gun copy“Ok, who wants me outside the tent?”

“Yond Cassius has a lean and hungry look. He thinks too much. Such men are dangerous.” – Shakespeare, Julius Caesar

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Monday, March 20, 2017

Is There Anything This Man Cannot Do?

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Trump holds such power over the Left that it is a little scary to contemplate. It actually started before the election, when liberals simply contemplated the possibility of Trump:

As that reality sets in, a hallucinatory sense of slow-motion doom is descending on many liberals. (Though not only on liberals.) Victims of Trump-induced anxiety describe nightmares, insomnia, digestive problems, and headaches. Therapists find themselves helping their patients through a process that feels less like an election than a national nervous breakdown.

So you can imagine the depth of their despair when Trump was actually elected. In addition to their normal levels of neurotic anxiety, depression, and  stress there was the horror of Trump induced weight loss (Lena Dunham blames Trump for her weight loss), weight gain:

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and now…  Trump induced insomnia

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Which might explain all the confused thinking and idiotic behavior on the Left as of late, but probably not. It appears their desperation has reached levels previously unheard of:

Trump’s election has Sharon Van Epps from Seattle turning to prayer. “I ask that God will help us with this mess and show us how to help ourselves,” Epps said.Daily Caller

Wow, “help ourselves?” Irony, thy name is Liberal. When was the last time they were interested in helping themselves? They would like to help everyone else (with your money of course) but that whole bootstrap thing is foreign to them, especially to those in the snowflake generation. I mean, isn’t that what government is for?

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I for one can’t wait to see the melt down of the snowflakes when Gorsuch is approved as Supreme Court Justice.

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