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Re: “Toilet Politics

I believe you got that backwards, Sweetheart. You called me cold for saying that Fitz needs a comb. I then pointed out how you wished that What, Again either get hit by a bus or choke on a chicken bone. Get your facts straight.

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Posted by CW13 on 05/30/2016 at 9:03 AM

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Don't make me show you up again Clueless Witling.

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Posted by AZ/DC on 05/29/2016 at 4:17 PM

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The pot calling the kettle black.

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Posted by CW13 on 05/29/2016 at 9:42 AM

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It's not name calling, it's an obvious fact. The rant about the "evil liberals" is WAY off topic here. This is not, well at least it shouldn't be, a political issue. It is a human issue and LiberalFree is obviously missing several cards from the deck. This person could probably benefit from professional help and if not, I can't imagine the delusions could get any worse.

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Posted by AZ/DC on 05/28/2016 at 5:07 PM

Re: “Toilet Politics


You're delusional.

Get professional help ASAP.

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Posted by AZ/DC on 05/28/2016 at 4:55 PM

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LiberalFree2016, from your lips to my ears- I am also a Conservative- and as Ultra as you, before having to step out of my Left/Right thinking and stop to consider the bucket of worms that is my grandchild's life at present. I guess if you can call us loony, I could suggest to you the possibility of your being delusional, but I won't resort to name-calling. The simple facts are not Left and Right- the simple facts are the health and well-being of my grandchild (who, by the way, IS seeing a counselor on a regular basis to HELP her with this situation, and to teach her how to deal with the hurtful opinions of people like you). Consequently, I do understand your sentiments very well, however fascistic they may be. I envy you the tidy, childless world you must live in. The goal here is to face this head-on, not bury it under hurtful fear. I respect your opinion. Please respect mine.

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Posted by Cleetaz on 05/28/2016 at 8:30 AM

Re: “Smoke Screen

This story reads like the inter agency government entities that allowed for 911 and then fought and argued over appropriate emergency operations at the WTC. Governmental employees attempt to maintain their control over certain activities and the public be fanned. Hurricane Katrina ring a bell?

They gave their lives and we are poorly served.

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Posted by Alexander S on 05/28/2016 at 6:01 AM

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This is complicated for individuals and challenging for institutions. If the goal is to prevent anyone from getting hurt or abused or bullied, then it is simpler. Basic safety and security are not the property of right or left, but there is room for decent discourse on all sides.

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Posted by Thinking_Aloud on 05/28/2016 at 5:37 AM

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Just because your moral compass is framed by conservative evangelical mindsets, doesn't mean your moral compass is encompassing the totality of reality. Expand your definition of compassion and kindness.
Also, what kid that age really wants thier parent to pick out thier clothing? Most I know dress themselves, and thier parents make sure the clothes are clean and whether appropriate.
Regardless of what many seem to desire, there still, technically, is a separation of church and state. So, please keep your modern bible translations out of politics, just like many deride sharia la, your born again motives are blatent.
No ism is destroying this place, hate is.

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Posted by tiredofclosedminds on 05/28/2016 at 5:22 AM

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How does a six year-old even KNOW she's transgender in the first place? It seems to me that this young boy needs some serious counseling and because his mother and grandmother are looney-lefty-anything-goes-if-it-feel-good-do-it-Liberals, this poor child is doomed. I'm 60-years old and I'm sick to death by what the Left is doing--to our country, our children, our future. Since Liberals have no sense of right and wrong, no moral compass and no sense of cause and effect, ANYTHING and EVERYTHING is just fine an acceptable to them. This mindset is what caused a mother to dress her 6-year old boy in a dress and send him to school that way where he had to endure the inevitable bullying instead of getting the boy the counseling and therapy he needs if he's to ever grow into a normal, happy, mentally stable adult. But Liberals don't care about that. They don't care about the consequences of their actions because they believe that their actions, no matter how detrimental to themselves, their children, other people, our county and society as a whole may be, they will always need to feel morally superior to those who disagree with them and everyone who DARES disagree will be destroyed! In my opinion, a single unisex bathroom seems like a reasonable compromise for these kids if they're not going to get the kind of real help that they need. But, then again, when you're dealing with the mental disorder known as Liberalism, compromise is just another four-letter word. Liberal facists are incapable of compromise of any kind. Shouting people down and shouting people up is more the Liberal's style. There is NOTHING "liberating" about Liberalism. Liberalism is slavery! Progressive = Regressive, Tolerance = Intolerance, Diversity = divide and conquer, Right is wrong and wrong is right! Freedom of Speech =. "Only if you agree with us"
Frankly, I believe that the union-dominated public school system should go the way of the Dodo bird. Parents should demand school choice! The states that filed suit against this massive federal overreach, should seriously consider telling Obama what he can do with his federal funding and seek private financing and state funding for our schools. Vouchers for qualified home schoollers and distance learning should be part of this plan as well. P.S. As an afterthought, any parent who sends his or her six year old X son out dressed as a girl should be investigated! Something is not right here. It's time America woke up and realized that all roads to hell go left!

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Posted by LiberalFree2016 on 05/28/2016 at 12:48 AM

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You bring up an excellent point, Debbie T, one every parent of a transgender/gender dysphoric child asks themselves many times in the course of their child's young life- what if they are wrong? What if the child's feelings "change midstream", I think you mockingly put it. What then? The situation must be carefully weighed by many professionals through the years. That and living with the child and watching how their mind works, constantly analyzing to pick up the smallest of clues in order to discredit your child. But once you take that giant step to respond to the pain your child is in, accept this is what you as a parent must do, you begin a terrifying and excruciating journey with that child. Not for sissies, for sure. To listen to you all, I'd think it was easy and doting to give in to that. Not so! Aside from the confusion and pain of actually being born with this, they must face the world of people like you who speak without knowing about that pain. I can't blame you. I am Dena's (in the article) mom, and that child is my grandchild. I fear what life in this cynical world will do to the mind of that beautiful child, but I stand behind her 100%. Read. Temper your thoughts to allow a little kindness in those thoughts. It isn't easy, believe me, though I appreciate your comment, really.

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Posted by Cleetaz on 05/27/2016 at 10:18 PM

Re: “Toilet Politics If you want the truth, read that. Breitbart has zero's nothing but 'nother anti-LGBT rant site.

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Posted by Dee Omally on 05/27/2016 at 7:35 PM

Re: “Toilet Politics

Great link Ken. What happens when their "feelings" change midstream, so to speak?

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Posted by Debbie T on 05/27/2016 at 2:21 PM

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Transgenderism: A Pathogenic Meme, by Paul McHugh

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Posted by Ken on 05/27/2016 at 2:08 PM

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Very warm, AZ/DC. Very warm !!

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Posted by CW13 on 05/27/2016 at 11:38 AM

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"You better not state your opinions if they don't match mine."

Sorry folks but we have Constitutional Rights which you will not violate.

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Posted by Joellen Sampey on 05/27/2016 at 10:55 AM

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Beautifully written. What a wonderful grandmother you are.
I wish you and your ENTIRE family only love and respect.

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Posted by ronko on 05/27/2016 at 10:26 AM

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I am Dena's mom. I am the grandma of the child of whom she speaks. I am from the generations of people who sucked it up, sent our pregnant daughters off to birth when she wasn't "properly" married (my sister, who ended her life). I'm from a time when SHAME was the most favorite word a parent could feel or utter. WHY? Are we so small-minded that our pea-brains can't encompass anything that doesn't please us? Hasn't enough misery and shame been felt and blood spilled to cause us to pause and think and change with the times? How many had that uncle/aunt or brother/sister who didn't quite fit in the skin they were given? Isn't it sad we haven't evolved and realized we're all in the same boat if not the same skin? I don't care what gender, color, political bent or whatever my grandchildren may be. As long as they love me and call me gramma, I'll fear for them, but I'll love them even more for their differences. The enemy is anyone who dares think their opinion means anything more than just being one opinion. The semantics could then be worked out in a loving fashion that keeps everyone safe. We should teach our children that there are many differences among us, but many more likenesses than could ever be simply put- many pitfalls, and many smooth, well-paved roads, and then let them live and choose as is their right to do. We are from yesterday, and our opinions have maimed and killed many in our day. It's their turn. Give everyone an even playing field, parents, and then turn them loose to (hopefully) do much better than we did. Personally, I hope my prodigy will all find their niche as we all must do. Hopefully, there won't be a shortage of niches, where the "Stepford society" can function as well as all the rest, in peace. The world is large, the minds are small. Expand.

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Posted by Cleetaz on 05/27/2016 at 10:21 AM

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Dear What, Again?
Think about what you just wrote...
I assume you are referring to Michelle Obama's diet initiative. It's a suggestion. Have you no sense of nuance? No one tells us what to eat except corporate entities such as McDonalds, and other franchises. You are welcome and encouraged to eat anything you like. Do you want a gallon big slurpy, but cannot find one in gallon size, just by 2 1/2 gallon. Want to smoke, vape, do medical weed, drink alcohol, do so. Eat a Sonoran dog wrapped in bacon, go vegan, veggie, pescatarian, I see no one from the government stopping me. I welcome regulation insuring what I eat is safe, fresh, and not riddled with toxins.
No government entity has told me where to pee. In fact they are saying pee where you identify. I can still pee where I have been peeing, no pressure other than that from my bladder. How about government involvement in a woman's right to choose, I'll bet you don't mind that kind of involvement. Now wash your hands after peeing....only a suggestion, not a government mandate.

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Posted by ronko on 05/27/2016 at 10:19 AM

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How does a six year old come to the conclusion they were born the wrong gender in the first place? At that age children are more or less gender ambiguous and shouldn't know what a trans person is. Did the mother just want a daughter and raised her son as such, putting these thoughts in their head? Considering how anti-male some feminists can be, I could believe it.

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Posted by Buck Rogers on 05/27/2016 at 10:17 AM

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