There are rules, except if Liberal Land where rules only apply some times, to some people. Fritz lays it out
Because we’re all getting tired of being forced to care listen to the press go on about the issue of the year, “transgender rights”.
Amen to that!
. . . Beggs, who dismantled two opponents on Friday’s opening day, winning both by major decisions, picked up his third consecutive state-tournament victory with a pin of familiar rival Kailyn Clay of Grand Prairie. Beggs also defeated Clay in last week’s regional tournament before Clay also advanced to state.
After the match, Clay followed suit with the other wrestlers who have been pitted against Beggs, a female transitioning to a male more than a year into testosterone treatment, and declined to speak with reporters and was quick to exit the competition area at the Berry Center in the Cypress-Fairbanks school district.
Beggs is now 55-0 on the season.
In a reasonable world (aside from the all around unreasonability of sex conversion therapy and surgery) she/he would have been given the choice between wrestling and her hormone treatments. It’s high school; it ain’t that important. But no, now thanks to the “movement” her “right” to take hormones and compete in the sports at the same time result in the denial of fair treatment, all the “normal” girls in the wrestling world are to be placed at an enormous disadvantage in strength.
Rules? Standards? BAH! And if a young lady who has busted her ass to have a shot a a championship gets shorted because of “social justice” well that is just too bad!
Terrible news He was a good actor, always enjoyed his work RIP
Actor Bill Paxton, whose extensive career included films such as “The Terminator,” “Aliens” and “Titanic,” has died, a representative for his family said in a statement. He was 61.“It is with heavy hearts we share the news that Bill Paxton has passed away due to complications from surgery,” the statement said.“A loving husband and father, Bill began his career in Hollywood working on films in the art department and went on to have an illustrious career spanning four decades as a beloved and prolific actor and filmmaker. Bill’s passion for the arts was felt by all who knew him, and his warmth and tireless energy were undeniable. We ask to please respect the family’s wish for privacy as they mourn the loss of their adored husband and father.”
Any two-state solution would require two engaged parties would it not? That is the flaw in such a solution to the Israeli/Palestinian situation. Only one side truly desires peace, the other desires nothing of the sort. David Harsanyi offers up these thoughts
When we act like both sides are equally culpable, the longstanding position of the United States — which is better than the longstanding position of most European nations, which place the entire culpability on Israel — we feed the problem. For one thing, we pervert our own ideals when supporting “peace deals” predicated on one side’s demand that their new state be cleared of Jews. It’s certainly what we do when we allow the United Nations to pass resolutions that maintain the presence of Jews in the Old City of Jerusalem is an “occupation.” (How inconsiderate of King David to provoke a yet-to-exist monotheistic faith that was 1,500-plus years from conquering his city, and around 2,800 years away from discovering Palestinian nationalism.)
David Friedman, the new Israel ambassador (a position that doesn’t hold much sway over policy), has called Palestinian statehood an “illusion.” When grilled on the subject during his Senate hearings, he explained: “I have expressed my skepticism solely on the basis of my perception of the Palestinians’ failure to renounce terror and accept Israel as a Jewish state.” This would be an entirely accurate assessment.
Yet this moral clarity has made Friedman unacceptable for many Democrats. New Jersey Democrat Sen. Robert Menendez, who sounded like some anti-Semitic McCarythite, went as far as demanding Friedman assure the committee his loyalty to the United States.
Many of the intractable disagreements that exist between Israel and the Palestinian Authority are driven by the inability of one side to come to terms with history. Palestinians will not have control over Jerusalem proper. There will be no “right of return.” Palestinians will not control their borders as France controls its borders — at least not any time soon. That’s because, in the end, no sane, civilized nation would help create a dangerous illberal state next door. Two events this week remind us how premature it is to .
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A helpful armed neighbor was able to step in when a domestic dispute got physical in the west-central valley outside Las Vegas, NV. Monday night shortly after 11 p.m. in the 5900 block of Fawn Avenue.
A man and a woman were arguing on the sidewalk outside a home near West Washington Avenue and North Jones Boulevard before the man began fighting her, Metropolitan Police Department Lt. CJ Jenkins said. The neighbor heard the fight, went outside, saw the man pick up a brick and raise it as if to hit the woman, he said.
The armed neighbor drew his weapon, took aim, and dropped the man before he could beat the woman with the brick.
“The citizen’s actions prevented the female from being struck,” Jenkins said.
Some stories just make you smile
Call me old-fashioned, or normal, or sane, but I gotta think a two-year-old has no idea about gender identity. But, of course, letting kids just be kids must not stand in the way of Progressivism. After all, social justice is more important than individuals, even toddlers, right Jen Aulwes?
Last spring, when I heard Donald Trump say that Caitlyn Jenner could use whatever bathroom she wanted at Trump Tower, I breathed a sigh of relief. There weren’t many things Trump and I agreed on, but this was one. Surely, I hoped, if he became president, he would extend the same courtesy to my 7-year-old daughter, Henry.
That hope was destroyed Wednesday night, when Trump’s administration rescinded the federal order that protects kids in public schools so they can use the bathroom that fits their gender identity. We had told Henry that she could use whatever bathroom she wanted because the president said so. Well, the former president said so. The new president said no.
Ok, ok, let me pause here to explain, again, that the policies of Trump Towers has nothing to do with Trump’s reversal of Obama’s Social Justice Restroom nonsense. A business, any business is perfectly free to have whatever restroom policy they desire, that is as it should be. In fact, all the move by the president did was to allow the individual states to make their own decision as to their schools, state buildings, etc. Frankly, this is not an issue for the federal government to be involved in. If it were the founders would have addressed it in our Constitution. President Trump did not roll back any “rights”. He simply got the federal government out of an area it had no place. No “hope” was destroyed. If Jen Aulwes is so concerned then she should take the issue up with her home state, Minnesota. But, drama queens gonna DRAMA! But back to her social engineering mom act first.
The first time we knew that Henry was different, she was 2. When she found her cousin’s Barbie doll, she lit up like a Christmas tree. “The hair, Mama,” she cooed. “Look at her looong hair!” Henry continued to show us, in every way she could, that she wanted to live as a girl. This was new territory. What do you say when your 3-year-old boy asks to be Rapunzel for Halloween? In our house, you say yes. So began a long journey: Elsa socks one day. A sparkly shirt the next. Soon, she was growing her hair out and loving nail polish and tutus.
Two? Two-years-old? At two Jen Aulwes “knew” her son, Henry was “different” because he played with a Barbie Doll? I know this about small children, they have incredible imaginations. Watching my niece grow up has been a great blessing and learning experience for me. She is seven. At two, and at all ages, I have bought her dolls, action figures, Hot Wheels cars, and clothes of all sorts. She has worn plenty of T-shirts emblazoned with Ninja Turtles, Elsa, wolves, dinosaurs, Doc McStuffins, bunnies, and so on. And you know what I think when she plays with Hot Wheels, pretending they are Ninja Turtles, or with Breyer horses, or when she combines several playsets, or pretends to be a wolf? I think she is a child, being a child! Nothing more, because kids are kids. She is not “trans-species” because she pretends to be a wolf, or a boy trapped in a girls body when she is pretending to be Leonardo of the Ninja Turtles. She is a kid! For God’s sake can’t we just let them be kids?
Like I said, Jen Aulwes “knew” her son was “different” when he was two. I have to wonder if she did not push her son towards being a girl, rather than just letting him be two, them three, then four, and so on I know some will call me insensitive, but I get angry when people try to push their political agendas on to small children. Again, let them be kids. But, Jen Aulwes semingly put social justice before her child
By this point, it was clear to everyone who knew Henry that she had no interest, or comfort, in being a boy. She was a little girl and determined to live as one. She had no political agenda; she was 5. She had no idea that there were political agendas concerned with who she was. She only knew that she had to be who she was.
Yes, at five, kids are “determined” to live as a boy, or a girl. To be honest, I believe five-year-olds are set on how they want to live their lives. But, again, what is the big deal about using little kids as pawns to further social justice? Certainly leftism has shown itself to be an ideology that has no issues with destroying individuals for the “greater good”. I mean that Leftist Utopian Omelette ain’t gonna get made without some broken eggs right?