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It’ll Be Our Little Secret

When we picked up our daughter, it was clear on her face that something was incredibly wrong.

Colorado mother Erin Lee describes her discovery of what her 12-year-old daughter is being taught:

She explained to my daughter that if she is not 100% comfortable in her female body, then she is transgender… She then told the kids that parents aren’t safe and that it’s okay to lie to them about where they are… She explicitly asked the kids who they’re sexually attracted to. There were 11, 12 and 13-year-olds in the room when this happened.

She doubled down, [saying] that parents aren’t safe, that heterosexuality and monogamy are not normal, and she then proceeded to hand out her personal contact information to the kids, encouraging them to connect with her without their parents’ knowledge, by cell phone, by email, and by chat platforms like WhatsApp and Discord, where parents can’t see the communication. She also sends them invites to her secret meetings through these channels.

This predacious stranger, it turns out, had absolutely no qualifications to be speaking with children about sexuality. She’s not a licensed therapist or counsellor, she’s not a full-time teacher in the district. Her only qualification is that she’s a lesbian.

A longer video, which may be somewhat eye-opening, can be found here. And a YouTube version here.

The described events, including subsequent meetings with the self-styled instructor, the school’s principal, and members of the school board - and the inevitable accusations of “homophobia,” “transphobia” and “intolerance” - don’t get any less concerning. One might say creepy.  

Update:

In the comments, Mags notes this,

She explained to my daughter that if she is not 100% comfortable in her female body, then she is transgender

And adds,

I didn’t know any 12 year old who was ‘100% comfortable’ in their body. It’s called puberty.

Well, indeed. To seize on children’s normal, sometimes fraught, period of adjustment – during which all kinds of anxieties kick in, and during which you’re not even entirely sure how long your legs are going to be from one week to another – and to steer those pubescent children into believing that they may therefore be transgender – indeed probably are – is grotesque.

Taken at face value, the incident does convey an inversion of reality that’s common among ‘activist’ educators and educational bureaucrats. And so, a “safe space” is one in which middle-school children are ideologically groomed by strangers, presumptuous misfits, conspiratorially, in secret, and while actively avoiding their parents’ knowledge or consent.

As we’ve seen many times, hiding things from parents has become a recurring theme.

Update 2

“I knew this woman was evil, but I didn’t see this coming,” [Erin Lee] said. “This teacher and Kimberly [Chambers] forced us to pull our child out of school by creating an unsafe environment, then discussed sending Child Protective Services into our home because we pulled her out, at our most vulnerable moment as a family—that they caused.

More here.

Comments

Mike-SMO

And "that person" is still allowed in the facility? "Predacious", a new word and a good one.

NJH

Moved to a degree by the begging post, I had the arthritic Pinger Finger poised. As has often been the case. Then our host probes another bleak leftist backwater, or ferrets out mad wimmin rampant and I am forced to consider whether I should actually make an offering and thereby encourage more of the utter despair which these grim tidings solicit.

Mags

She explained to my daughter that if she is not 100% comfortable in her female body, then she is transgender

I didn't know any 12 year old who was '100% comfortable' in their body. It's called puberty.

David

another bleak leftist backwater,

I may have to use that one.

I am forced to consider whether I should actually make an offering and thereby encourage more of the utter despair which these grim tidings solicit.

Warmth and reassurance cost extra.

Is your finger still poised? Asking for a friend.

David

Also, pinger finger.

David

It’s called puberty.

Well, indeed. To seize on children’s normal, sometimes fraught period of adjustment – during which all kinds of anxieties kick in, and during which you’re not even entirely sure how long your legs are going to be from one week to another – and to steer those pubescent children into believing that they may therefore be transgender – indeed probably are – is grotesque.

Burnsie

In private, they're all but unzipping the kids' pants, sliding puberty blockers across the table, and telling them a simple operation will fix everything.

"Don't tell your parents."

In public, they'll issue a weepy, "We just want to help kids be happy. Don't you want kids to be happy?"

Classic motte-and-bailey.

If I was one of those parents, I'd get a restraining order. And whoever gave this freak access to kids should be fired on the spot.

Oswald Thake

Deeper holes in Hell needed urgently!

randian

And "that person" is still allowed in the facility?

If she were male she'd have been kicked out immediately.

asiaseen

to steer those pubescent children into believing that they may therefore be transgender

Not "may" but ARE

asiaseen

Isn't it counter-intuitive for a lesbian to persuade a 12-year old girl that she is not cofortable in her female body?

Also mad wimmin rampant

David

Taken at face value, the incident does convey an inversion of reality that’s common among ‘activist’ educators and educational bureaucrats. And so, a “safe space” is one in which middle-school children are ideologically groomed by strangers, presumptuous misfits, conspiratorially, in secret, and while actively avoiding their parents’ knowledge or consent.

As we’ve seen many times, hiding things from parents has become a recurring theme.

pst314

And whoever gave this freak access to kids should be fired on the spot.

Possibly from a cannon.

asiaseen

Possibly from a cannon.

Or by the N Korean alternative - anti-aircraft guns

asiaseen

The only problem with the gunfire solution is that the miscreants don't have time to reflect on their sins. A nice bonfire might be favourite...with more crowd appeal

WTP

Look people, I have been informed, quite exhaustively with much sighing, by my conservative..."conservative" (pro-life, military..."military" veteran, etc.) school teacher cousin that all these stories are made up by politicians "on one side or the other" trying to get you to vote a certain way. You are being conned.

Now...again...where's that WWIII that I was promised?

ccscientist

Activists insisted that anti-gay conversion therapy doesn't work because "you are born that way", and in some places it is now illegal even if an adult wants it. BUT these groomers sure are acting like conversion TO trans/gay/lesbian is possible (rainbow parades in kindergarten), though they will insist they are just freeing the kids to be themselves.
Heterosexuality and monogamy are not normal? Wow, that is going pretty far.

anon a mouse

OTOH, most of the extended family knows of my utter disdain for public education... and more than a few are now agreeing. "Teacher appreciation" my arse...

John

We used to call people like this perverts... we still do.

pst314

(OT but noteworthy)
Interpretive dance in the European Parliament. These are not serious people.

Adam

No,I don't want my 12 YO to be happy. I want him to be normal, and at 12 to be full of - in turns - wonder, fear, worry, curiosity, anxiety, desire, fun ... You know, the thing ..childhood.

ccscientist

Interpretive dance=doodles but with your arms. I was hoping from the link title that it would be Members of Parliament doing the dancing...hahahaha

Adam

I attended my grandson's high-school band concert yesterday. Among the selections was John Williams's rendition of The Star Spangled Banner. At the conclusion, the audience rose to give a prolonged standing ovation. I attribute this response to pent-up Americanism bursting out rather than to the musicianship of the band.

Demographics note: This was a private Catholic boys high school. About half of the graduating senior band members were Hispanic and most of them were going on to engineering studies.

They can look forward to some intensive deprogramming at Uni.

aelfheld
Deeper holes in Hell needed urgently!

Needed even more is the fortitude to send these child abusers / child predators to those holes forthwith.

suburbanbanshee

Similarly, girls are being told that they are transgender or asexual if they don't have perfect rapport with babies (even though they don't know any babies), are uneasy about diaper changes, are not sure about sex, do not know what turns them on in sex (before puberty, mind you), like sports a lot (well, apparently women's sports are only for men playing dressup), or are not sure whether they like boys or if boys have cooties.

And when you tell kids that it is normal to just live your life and become adult through time and trial, or that baby attitudes are a learned skill and not magic, or that they should talk to their parents and ask about these things, they are amazed and doubtful. Because it is not what they are told.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Good news, everyone! If your daughter or son not 100% comfortable in her female or his male body, Target™ is here for you, or them, or they.

Compression tops, packers or tuckers, they have it all - up to 6X.

Daniel Ream

Sigh.

I'll ask the usual question: where is this girl's father?

ccscientist

When I was a kid, girls for sure were a mystery. There were no girls in our sports or rough-housing. Did not know how to talk to them. This obviously did not make me gay. Boys and girls just played separately.
The claim that if a girl is not 100% in on being feminine then they must be trans is the worst kind of misogyny, enforcing rigid norms.

anon a mouse

"tops, packers or tuckers"

Sounds...Australian. or something.

Darleen

I didn’t know any 12 year old who was ‘100% comfortable’ in their body.

On my 11th birthday I was 5'0" tall. On my 12th I was 5'7" tall (and puberty officially started 3 days after my 12th birthday).

There were many reasons, I hated junior high. This new ackward body was one of them.

ccscientist

In 8th grade I took ballroom dancing (yes, I'm that old). One of the most awkward parts was asking girls to dance. When the instructor had the girls ask the boys, it was just as awkward. You are going to interrogate such kids as to their sexual preferences? Their preferences are to go hide.
As to loving babies as a proof of being a girl: as a guy, I never looked twice at a baby but when I had my own I was the best dad. So many stereotypes going around this trans stuff.

Darleen

as a guy, I never looked twice at a baby

Most young girls don't either. One of the disadvantages of small families where there may be only 1 or 2 kids and not a lot of cousins is that babies become alien beings, seen from afar and rarely encountered in one's own home. Outside of a couple of cousins, I didn't do any care of babies or toddlers until I started babysitting (at 12 y/o, something that would get parents arrested for these days). I found them interesting but wasn't overwhelmed ... until years later when I was preggers with my first.

You can tell who are the moms in an office ... someone comes in to show off a new baby and we flock to it and elbow each other out of the way for holding time. ;)

checklight

The left doesn't give a dried mouse turd for girls, boys, trans, or not. IF they can force people to accept men as women, they can force us to accept any other lie they choose, and those lies can change moment to moment. Reality? Pfft. It is what they say it is, prole.

Darleen

they can force us to accept any other lie they choose, and those lies can change moment to moment.

ccscientist

Darleen,
With all the memes, Orwell's likeness is becoming well-known. This is a good one.
If you start your political movement 100% with lies (cops only shoot unarmed blacks, blacks arrested for no reason, women make 77cent/$ of men, systemic this and that) and you have an insatiable lust for power, disaster is the result.

WTP

Reality? Pfft. It is what they say it is, prole.

Perception is reality. A psychiatrist told me that nearly 40 years ago. I tried to warn people. They didn’t want to hear. Now they cry that trannies took their grandchildren. Sometimes it is to laugh.

Daniel Ream

hey can force us to accept any other lie they choose, and those lies can change moment to moment.

Political correctness is communist propaganda writ small. In my study of communist societies, I came to the conclusion that the purpose of communist propaganda was not to persuade or convince, not to inform, but to humiliate; and therefore, the less it corresponded to reality the better. ~ Theodore Dalrymple

It's important to realize that what you're seeing right now is the result of Soviet agitprop winding up a bunch of true believers and useful idiots in the 70's and setting them loose to begin the demoralization of the West. It doesn't matter that the Soviet Union is gone and no longer funding them; these groups have become self-sustaining, and largely never knew they were Soviet tools in the first place.

Daniel Ream

and largely never knew they were Soviet tools in the first place

And then you have the ones who knew full well they were Soviet tools and were 100% on-board with it, and have taken the reins of these movements to ensure the demoralization continues.

CayleyGraph
It doesn't matter that the Soviet Union is gone and no longer funding them; these groups have become self-sustaining, and largely never knew they were Soviet tools in the first place.
Considering how much prominent western "intellectuals" supported the Bolsheviks, you could easily have causality backwards.
pst314

I think there is a natural tendency for "intellectuals" to be attracted to totalitarianism: They are attracted to political philosophies that entitle them to tyrannical power and special economic privileges. And, having excessively high opinions of themselves, they think they deserve it (the Teacher's Pet disease.)

NJH

These safaris through the cultural wastelands are forbidding enough, populated as they are by roaming misfits, mutants and grotesques.(See 9:02 above) But when leavened with mockery and lacerations, wrapped in diverting prose, the overall package is worth a PING.

Dave

Also, pinger finger.

Tip jar hit and subscription started for maling me laugh out loud. Again. Yes, I’m perpetually 12, so what?

NJH

I knew I'd bugger something up. What offence has that dopey digit committed? iI will be severed if needs be. Has my bank account been moved to Lichtenstein?

David

wrapped in diverting prose, the overall package is worth a PING.

Tip jar hit and subscription started for making me laugh out loud

Bless you, sirs. May your taxi driver be entertaining and know when to shut up and concentrate on the road.

Peter Forsythe

1. Per your reminder, I’ve hit the top jar
2. Have a look at a young lady traumatised by a name change https://bit.ly/3FyCLGw

Greetings from Hong Kong
Forse

David

Per your reminder, I’ve hit the top jar

Bless you, sir. May you steer clear of the third seasons of Penny Dreadful and Elementary, both of which drop in quality.

David

Have a look at a young lady traumatised by a name change

Someone should tell Ms Qinyue that chippy, pretentious bint is not a great way to go through life.

Somewhat related.

And of course this.

Why, it’s almost a pattern.

I could do this all day.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

OT, but you know times are tough when the Rolls owners are stealing from the Lamborghini owners.

pst314

Heh. But I'm sure that Rolls was stolen.

anon a mouse

"leavened with mockery and lacerations"

Great 70's ProgRock album name...

ccscientist

re Names: I have an unusual last name. Whenever I am giving it out I spell it. Am I oppressed? haahhaa no. The advantage of the unusual name is that I am never mixed up with anyone else, though a few hotels have lost my reservation over the years. Chinese names have inflections that almost no americans can even hear, much less say. Talk about a shit-test if you insist they get it right. There are glottal stop syllables in some languages that no one can say. German syllables. You learn the sounds of your native language, not every sound out there.
As to "roots", the black names in the US date back to a baby name book for africans, but all the names were made up. "Latisha" is not african. If you want to hear african names, watch international sporting events. Not a single one of those names matches US black names.

WTP

Moment ‘drunk’ British Lamborghini owner screams ‘black b***ards’ as LA cops and girlfriend try to calm him down after couple were robbed of two watches, including $19,000 Rolex, by gang who fled in Rolls Royce

Yet another thing that really starches my shorts and I'm bloody tired of it. WTF do we put up with "news" reporting that repeatedly, intentionally (don't deny it) relates events out of chronological order to enhance blaming the victim? Why is this so hard:

A couple were robbed of two watches, including $19,000 Rolex, by gang who fled in Rolls Royce, 'drunk’ British Lamborghini owner screamed ‘black b***ards’ as LA cops and girlfriend try to calm him down

Also, kinda curious what 'drunk' is supposed to mean. Allegedly? Likely I suspect. Of course he will be sober in the morning. His attackers will still be black men. Which of course cannot be stated in the headline. I was kinda surprised they stated so in the article. Of course it being a British media site reporting on an American crime...so complicated...

anon a mouse

"in Rolls Royce, 'drunk’ British Lamborghini"

OTOH, I did notice said Lamborghini is a Urus SUV, so was hoping said Roller was a Cullinan SUV...

*goes back to watching old episodes of Top Gear*

ccscientist

rolex: such news reports neglect to mention that such a robbery has a threat that they will kill you. Not "just" the things stolen. LA has become dangerous (obviously).

WTP

Urus SUV

Heh. Didn't even catch that. I was wondering why I didn't see a Lamborghini. I was expecting to see a Lamborghini. Have they always made such boring, ridiculously expensive cars or did Maserati draw them into that market?

anon a mouse

No. Audi (well, the VW Group) did...

Yelberton Abraham Tittle

Have a look at a young lady traumatised by a name change

NPR links here and here.

It's college application essay material, where a sheltered and privileged young person scrapes the barrel of their private school experiences for trauma and oppression. In the supplementary interview, she claims to be pondering another name change, a feminist-influenced one this time, where she takes the name of her mother to spite her father, with whom she has issues. But for all this claimed alienation and repression, it turns out that she chooses to keep her European name and her blond hair. But she wants you to know how noble and complex her motivations are.

She slips at her convenience between different versions of her name change: (1) when she was put onto the slave airplane to be brought to the United States, the slavers branded the name on her forehead, (2) it was an act of kindness to stupid monolingual Americans, (3) it was a routine part of the visa application machinery to which she gave little thought at the time, (4) it was something she gave a lot of thought to as part of her dream of reinventing herself as an American girl from high school TV shows, and now that such girlish enthusiasm is embarrassing, she's recasting herself as a victim of cultural imperialism.

Came to the US when she was 16. Not clear if as a permanent immigrant, or as an exchange student who just hasn't gone home yet. She talks of America as her adopted country. No doubt America is grateful to be adopted by her.

Enrolled as an international student in a Catholic school in Pennsylvania Dutch country. When a Chinese girl flies thousands of miles to enroll in a school which she has no cultural compatibility with, and in which she will inevitably feel like a fish out of water, whose fault is it? It's the fault of America, needless to say.

Her cherished memory of racism is that during the international students' food fair to show the Americans that if it wasn't for us you'd be eating mayonnaise on white bread, one of the students asked if she had any dog meat. This is racist because asking about Chinese food traditions in an exhibition of Chinese food traditions is inappropriate; because the notion that the Chinese eat dogs is a racist trope exploited by racists; because our disgust at eating dogs and our perception of the foreignness and incompatibility of cultures that eat dogs needs to be interrogated in an intersectional framework of colonialism and social construction of interspecies foodways.

She went straight to the international students' co-ordinator and the offending student was given detention. I'd have given him detention for being impolite to a guest, and then I'd have told her that tattletaleing isn't the way to win the hearts of Americans. But both the co-ordinator, interviewed in the podcast, and herself agree that detention wasn't enough. What sort of punishment do they think is appropriate, and why do they think they look like the good guys by discussing this sort of thing out loud?

Jack Klompus

The majority of the Chinese exchange students come from the uppermost tier of Chinese society which of course means their parents are loyal and well-vetted members of the Party. Private schools and universities in the USA are happy to have these little apparatchiks because their families pay full tuition.

I taught in Beijing at a private school and frankly found most of the students to be mediocre academically, but they were all convinced they were coming to the USA to study at Princeton and Harvard. A good number of the ones that end up in American universities are likely snitches well-planted into our academic halls. Latching onto the woke-speak is just another psyop they know they can use against us.

Directrix Gazer

she claims to be pondering another name change, a feminist-influenced one this time, where she takes the name of her mother to spite her father, with whom she has issues.

What a shockingly unexpected twist.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Getting back to the original topic, please try the new limited run Kellog's™ GrOOmie-Os.

Our delicious new recipe features berry-flavored, rainbow hearts dusted with edible glitter.

Kids! Check the box for your free new pronouns!

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Also related, "Trans people are just like you..."

Sam Duncan

“... she then proceeded to hand out her personal contact information to the kids, encouraging them to connect with her without their parents’ knowledge, by cell phone, by email, and by chat platforms like WhatsApp and Discord, where parents can’t see the communication. She also sends them invites to her secret meetings through these channels.”

But don't you dare call it grooming, you delusional right-wing haters.

“Interpretive dance in the European Parliament.”

Looks like we got our guys out of there just in time.

Daniel Ream

Kids! Check the box for your free new pronouns!

anon a mouse

"Check the box for your free new pronouns!"

Ya'll/The Lord Humungus. Now bow before me, m***F***er

Yeah, it's a bit overdone, but I'm sticking w/that.

Dan C

Kids! Check the box for your free new pronouns!

Who are the mental patients who 1) make the marketing pitch for this bat-shit crazy idea, and 2) says, “Good idea?” Assuming a strong enough stomach, it would be fascinating to sit in on these meetings.

FUCK/OFF

Ultimately, this is the proper response.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Who are the mental patients who 1) make the marketing pitch for this bat-shit crazy idea, and 2) says, “Good idea?”

"Many such cases!"

David

[ From behind the bar, muffled laughter. ]

pst314

"Find the Trans Person"

Am I a bad person for laughing?

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Related to nothing other than rampant stupidity, you know there are idiots who would vote for this dolt so who is up for the Prezzy and First Prince?

Steve E

"Trans people are just like you..."

Why are the QT+ all so fabulously outrageous or is it outrageously fabulous...

Kids! Check the box for your free new pronouns!

Still waiting for the inevitable assault on the second person personal, probably still in the lab awaiting testing and focus groups.

"Find the Trans Person"

One of these things is not the like the others,
One of these things doesn't belong.
Can you guess which thing is not like the others?
Before I finish this song.

My son has a trans friend who stayed over at our house last night. My wife said there are some things you just can't change or hide. I said, "what do you mean?" She said go look in the hall--there was a pair of size 14 shoes by the door.

Daniel Ream

Who are the mental patients

There are a lot of MSBP moms who will gladly show off how virtuous they are by forcing this crap down their kids' throats.

I know one such who was dragging her kids to Pride parades from the age of 6 and never met a Facebook Cause she didn't enthusiastically trumpet[1]. Her eldest daughter elected for a mining engineering degree at a university 6 hours away from home - only to have mom make the drive every other weekend and spend two days in her daughter's dorm room.

When I pointed out that perhaps she chose a degree offered only at a university a day's drive away because she was trying to get away from her mother I got several minutes of deer-in-headlights stare.

Many such cases!

For those unfamiliar with the iconography, that curlicue hair on the ad exec is Stonetoss' shorthand for "gay".

[1] She also suffers from depression and alternates between minimum wage jobs and welfare/disability. Because of course she does.

ComputerLabRat

there was a pair of size 14 shoes by the door.

Oh em gee - your son knows Lia Thomas??

That's the opposite of something Althouse posted from the NYT about a 4 ft 10 inch 97 lb trans person who just had an addadictomy and couldn't stop playing with it.

The ginormous XY humans who think they are female can't shrink any more than the petite XX humans who think they are male can grow. No matter what they chop off, sew on, or shoot themselves up with, they still look like strange simulacrums of the real thing they so desperately want to be. I'd have some sympathy if their activist wing wasn't trying to drag me into their delusions via emotional blackmail.

anon a mouse

"it would be fascinating to sit in on these meetings."

Trust me, it isn't. Ever.

Unless by "fascinating" you mean "oh, I stepped in a pile of manure"...

Steve E

via emotional blackmail.

I think most of us would be okay with emotional blackmail--after all, we all have mothers ;p. It's when people lose their jobs, or they get a visit at the door from the hate crime unit of the local constabulary that things have gotten out-of-hand.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Why are the QT+ all so fabulously outrageous or is it outrageously fabulous...

Outrageously delusional, that particular one, who thinks he is "hot", is as "hot" as liquid nitrogen...

ComputerLabRat

It's when people lose their jobs, or they get a visit at the door from the hate crime unit of the local constabulary that things have gotten out-of-hand.

That.

Which is what I wanted to say, but couldn't figure out how to condense it down enough.

WTP

they still look like strange simulacrums of the real thing they so desperately want to be. I'd have some sympathy if their activist wing wasn't trying to drag me into their delusions via emotional blackmail.

And yet consider a place like Thailand, perhaps Bangkok specifically, where "ladyboys" are pretty much accepted and it's kinda NBD. Or the drag queens and such of (past years?) San Francisco, Berlin, etc. How such people are moderately passible as female to the degree that sailors don't even have to close one eye and squint real hard...whatever...or Lola's of Kinks wink-and-a-nod fame, etc. However the kinds of people we frequently see here are horribly unconvincing as women. Obviously there is a mental problem there. Yet most of our mental health experts either cannot discern one mental problem from another or willingly go along with the delusions. The lot of them need to have their licenses taken away. Which of course will never happen. Yet another prediction I would love to be wrong about.

pst314

Outrageously delusional, that particular one, who thinks he is "hot", is as "hot" as liquid nitrogen...

It's always the grossly obese and ugly women who wear the t-shirts loudly proclaiming how beautiful they are.

They're good enough, they're smart enough, and doggone it, people want them.

Cloudbuster

This predacious stranger, it turns out, had absolutely no qualifications to be speaking with children about sexuality. She’s not a licensed therapist or counsellor, she’s not a full-time teacher in the district. Her only qualification is that she’s a lesbian.

Would it matter one bit if she was credentialed? If someone is a certified face-punching expert and tries to tell me how great getting punched in the face is, and who am I going to trust, my bloody nose or her expertise, well...?

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Mr. "Anti"fa has his frilly pink panties in a twist over nazi-GOP* going after a 26 year old "juvenile" "transgender" child molester.

*(from the secret base in Antarctica)

ComputerLabRat

However the kinds of people we frequently see here are horribly unconvincing as women.

I think it is those, and possibly some of the petite females with beards and mastectomies, that push the hardest and scream the loudest for acceptance, affirmation and celebration. The drag queens were putting on a show - they were playing dress-up and a persona, not claiming to actually BE women. I think. They and the ladyboys had their audiences that they played to. Which is why it was NBD. The angry screeching for affirmation and that the rest of the world join in their delusions and lie is new. I think deep down these people know they are unconvincing as whatever it is they think they are. And so they require you to tell them that they really are what they think they are, your lying eyes be damned. Or they're power-tripping on being able to make you submit to saying they are whatever they say they are. Yeah, I'm cynical.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

OT again, get a load of this bozo.

What a maroon - the response, though was weak, it should have been along the lines of "Are you mental? Are you aware of the island 90 miles south of the state you allegedly represent? The one people float across shark infested waters in old Studebakers lashed to anything that floats to leave? Go get your shine box and STFD and STFU".

Daniel Ream

get a load of this bozo

Ah, but that was, you see, not real Communism.

WTP

Ah, but that was, you see, not real Communism.

Ah, but everything conservatives say is a lie and everything the left says is the honest truth. Didn't they teach you that in school? Perhaps you weren't listening.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Not seeing (NPI) how this is any different form the current "trans" craze (NPI), but then I am a troglodytic cis-yte male without a gender studies degree, so clearly unable to grasp the nuances.

ccscientist

Farnsworth: there are also reports of people who want to be disabled getting limbs amputated, but I have seen no data on how many.
I have for sure seen extreme body modification where besides tatoos, a guy (always guys) have "horns" implanted under the skin and other crazy stuff.

anon a mouse

"people who want to be disabled"

Or, to use a clinical term, "nuts"

Nothing new, but thanks to the interwebz, we all can see the... nutz.

pst314

"people who want to be disabled"

Sooner or later, someone will say they identify as a dolphin and want to have all limbs removed. :-(

JuliaM

In other ‘nuts’ news, the ongoing civil court case brought by Allison Bailey against Stonewall descended even deeper into farce when the ‘head of transgender inclusion’ demanded - at the eleventh hour - that he needed support to step into the witness box.

His mother. And his emotional support dog.

We live in interesting times, don’t we?

ccscientist

The irony of wanting to be disabled, is that most of us end up disabled to some extent by old age...of course nutz isn't consistent.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

...someone will say they identify as a dolphin...

South Park been there done that.

pst314

South Park been there done that.

Maybe I should purchase DVD's before the American left censors it into pointlessness.

Sam Duncan

“Am I a bad person for laughing?”

That reminds me of a cover photo from Melody Maker back in the '90s with the bloke out of Suede and Kylie Minogue. Now, in fairness, he was slight in build and had the whole androgynous thing down pat, but next to Kylie he looked like Bernard Bresslaw in Carry on Girls.

“Related to nothing other than rampant stupidity, you know there are idiots who would vote for this dolt so who is up for the Prezzy and First Prince?”

All the Republicans (the clue's in the name) would have to do is address her correctly at all times – “Your Royal Highness” – and refer to her constantly as “the Duchess”. In fact, I hope she goes for it. It'd be hilarious.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

...address her correctly at all times – “Your Royal Highness”...

Point of order - it is bad enough the denizens of Washington go around fashioning themselves as "The Honorable", but as she is 'Merkan and not really a royal, wouldn't she just be "Your Grace" (rather oxymoronic in itself), or does just being hitched to Harry make her royal, and is he still a full fledged royal as the Queen seems to be kicking the two of them curbwise?

ccscientist

Farsworth: technically he is no longer a royal since he gave up his titles and took his $ in a to-go bag. She would never be a royal but her kids could be if he had stayed. So she is just "hey, you!"

WTP
“Related to nothing other than rampant stupidity, you know there are idiots who would vote for this dolt so who is up for the Prezzy and First Prince?”

All the Republicans

FIFY. OK, maybe not all but a huge chunk. All it would take would be for Donald Trump or Ron DeSantis to be the other choice. Hell, I'm seeing people in the defense space freaking out because if our current Mushhead-in-chief doesn't resolve the supply chain, and now apparently diesel crisis, the GOP could win in November and all those icky outsider Republicans might mess with their plans to send billions more to Ukraine. Per Trent Telenko on Twitter:
It's traditional for the US voting public to burn in a wicker basket whomever is President & his party for bad economic times.

Given the poisonous nature of current US politics, running out of diesel on the East Coast while sending $40 billion of lend lease military supplies to Ukraine will get blamed on Pres. Biden.

Plus it will splash heavily all over the Washington DC national security/foreign policy political consensus to help Ukraine after Nov 2022.

Pres. Biden, plus his Secretaries of Transportation, Commerce, & Energy need to be all over this diesel distribution crisis like 'white on rice.' There is a whole lot riding on preventing these imminent east coast diesel shortages from happening.

That first sentence is most telling. Because holding the current 15 month old administration responsible for the depth of the idiocy that we are in now would be irresponsible. Or something.

Directrix Gazer

WTP: knowing Trent's posting history on the ChicagoBoyz blog I strongly doubt he's any kind of friend of the current administration. He's probably more likely to vote for those "icky outsider Republicans" than for anyone else.

I read that excerpt as him trying to give objective advice without sounding partisan, in light of the fact that he doesn't want US support for turning back the Russian invasion of Ukraine to be cut off because our economy is in chaos.

Daniel Ream

he gave up his titles

More accurately, the Queen took them away. Part of the old feudal system, don't you know - the King owns the entire country and parcels out portions of it in fief to his subordinates. The title goes with the land, and the King can revoke both at any time.

Leading to this disturbing state of affairs.

John

technically he is no longer a royal

Never mind the titles. In the continuing absence of a genetic test to the contrary there will always be considerable doubt over here as to whether ginge even possesses the sang real.

NJH

that he needed support to step into the witness box. And his emotional support dog.

Australia paved the way in the Cardinal Pell case. His anonymous accuser tendered evidence from home via link, with "Lucifer' by his side to offer succour. In the High Court the whole ship went down 7 - 0 in Pell's favour.

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