Open Thread

Two GOP councilmembers in New Jersey have been murdered in the past week. Could be just sad coincidence but the GOP is making inroads in New Jersey. Remember, we came within an ace of winning the governorship in 2021. I would not put it past Democrats to try some direct action – especially as their hate-filled rhetoric about the GOP has already primed the pump. We in the USA are not at all used to political violence, though it has become fairly common since the rise of the new left in the late 1960s; but it has all been from the left. The Ruling Class has been trying to make out that it is the right fomenting hatred and carrying out acts of violence but the bottom line is that, upon investigation, we either find that the violence wasn’t political at all, or it was actually carried out by a leftist. But – and here’s the kicker – as more and more violence is directed against the GOP, it will eventually provoke a backlash. That is the worry: because the GOP is far better armed than the left, but that would just get the authorities to be even harsher against real rightwing violence…which would, in turn, provoke yet more violence. Could get real dicey in America real fast.

Its on Twitter but you’ll want to click this and read the whole thread – its a bit of whistleblowing by a lady who used to work at a transgender clinic. The story she details of the kids who are being ruined by a rush to transition them is horrifying. It speaks of the need for a national ban on medical transition for minors. But beyond that, we do have to start figuring out just why this thing – youth transitions – came upon us so suddenly and was so uniformly accepted and enforced by the Ruling Class. Think back and try to remember when you first heard of sex changes for kids: it wasn’t but a few years ago. We had all heard of sex changes, of course; as early as the 1970’s it was something being done. Even made it into popular culture on TV by the 1980’s. But this thing of children going through medical transitions with hormones and irreversible surgery is new – but is now in government and the media the accepted and enforced norm. You aren’t allowed to question it: if you do, you are a transphobic bigot who wants kids to commit suicide.

My guess: we’ve seen just how really creepy the Ruling Class is. From Epstein Island to Weinstein to scores of other cases of well-known people turning out to be sexual degenerates, we now know that those at the top of the social and economic heap are just lousy people who sexually abuse people all the live long day. And those we can’t prove involved clearly must have known all about it and yet didn’t tell. In and amongst all this is the bubbling accusation – but still no major confirmed case – of these creeps sexually abusing minors. The stories are all over the place and they are uniformly condemned as conspiracy theories…and, heck, some of the more bizarre conspiracy theories about it might be floated by the perpetrators so that, by putting out something ridiculous, they can lump more realistic accusations in with the crazy assertions. Be that as it may, there are in my view enough credible stories – including about some pretty famous people – engaging in inappropriate relations with minors that I suspect at least a portion of them to be true. And, if so, what better way to get out from underneath legal jeopardy than by normalizing it? Turning it into something unimportant? And, hey, if a six year old can come out as Trans and if a 14 year old can consent to permanent, surgical removal of healthy organs, even if the parents object, then just what can’t a kid consent to? To put it bluntly: I think all of this was started or at least latched on to by people who are trying to normalize sexual debauchery before they get caught. What Hefner did for fornication and adultery – make it socially acceptable so that fornicators and adulterers could hold their heads up in public – so the people pushing for transitioning kids hope to do for groomers.

Pudding Brain and the Democrats are accusing the GOP of wanting to cut Social Security. It is a lie but it is a lie the Democrats always fall back on because lies work. They especially work with people who watch a lot of TV – which includes a high proportion of seniors. The GOP is always blindsided by this lie and there’s always some GOPer out there who will float the idea of cutting benefits, thus providing grist for the Democrat lie mill. It is time to get out in front of it and put the Democrats on the defensive. Propose a law which prohibits a reduction in benefits regardless of the funds available in SS. In other words, when the SS “trust fund” (which doesn’t really exist) goes belly up in 2035 then the shortfall is just drawn out of the discretionary budget. See where I’m going with this? If SS needs an extra $100 billion in 2035 then it gets it…and that means of the money appropriated for discretionary spending in 2035, $100 billion of it just “poof” vanishes. It would force Congress to act – either to cut discretionary spending or raise taxes. You and I don’t want a tax hike, but that is still preferable to the phony accounting gimmicks Congress has been using to pretend that SS is financially sound. The added benefit is that the GOP will be seen as leading the charge on absolutely ensuring that granny gets her SS and it takes away a very effective lie for the Democrats.

13 thoughts on “Open Thread

  1. Mark Noonan February 9, 2023 / 9:51 pm

    lol – the Paul Pelosi attack was a hook up that went wrong…and the Democrats and the MSM lied brazenly about it to gin up “GOP violence!” as a theme.

  2. Cluster February 10, 2023 / 8:44 am

    Any adult who encourages a child to explore gender transitioning, should have a bullet put in their head. The depravity of the American Left and the current Democrat party knows no depths. And I’ll say it again, we need to make Hunter Biden the poster child for everything Democrat.

    • Amazona February 10, 2023 / 10:42 am

      Children fantasize and it is common for children and adolescents to be unsure about their identities. These are two things known for decades if not centuries. Literature is full of adolescent characters expressing doubt, confusion, trying to “find themselves”, to the point of becoming a cliche.

      There is a question, or a couple of related questions, no one seems to ask the gender dysmorphic. The first would be “do you believe you really ARE a girl, or do you want to BE a girl?” Because that is the core issue right there. I’ve written about the little boy taken away from his parents because he said he was really a little girl, until they fought the system long enough to get him into counseling, where the issue was resolved within hours. It turned out he had a younger sister who had serious medical issues and he, in the way very young children think, decided she got more attention because she was a girl. So he decided to be a girl. A few intelligent questions and increased awareness of the parents solved the problem, without maiming the child and ruining his life.

      It is impossible to believe that these “experts” really don’t know that children have no filters to discern reality from imagination. A friend once spent the summer with me, with her young son Adam, and I bought Adam a big fire truck toy. One night there was a big fire a couple of blocks from my house, and Adam was furious because no one called him to take his fire truck down there to fight the fire. When he was younger he loved the vacuum cleaner and one day his mom got the house all cleaned up and he wanted her to keep using the vacuum cleaner. She said no, it was put away till the floor got dirty again. So he solved that problem by dumping the dirt in house plants on the floor. It wasn’t malice, it was a logical thought progression, for a young child.

      This is how young children think and process information. The idea that anyone would take the comments of a young child—particularly one who had been steered to think a certain way with praise and attention—–and based on that undertake a process that would change his body forever, maim it and distort it, create lifelong health issues, make him infertile and damage his chances of ever having a normal life, is beyond insane. It is a malignancy.

      In the past few years we’ve seen a couple of adolescent fads as some young people try to find or create identities for themselves. One was the vampire craze, where kids wore vials of blood around their necks and claimed to drink blood. There was a Goth craze, with Munster-style clothing and makeup. Every generation has had its fantasy alter egos. But this is the first where so-called adults, so-called “experts”, take these fantasies at face value and then build on them to permanently damage these children.

      It is the job of adults to be the responsible ones, to monitor these fantasies and keep them from taking over the health and development of the children. I once informed my mother I was really a cat. She let me clean my face by wiping it with the back of my hand (paw) and she let me indulge in limited conversations by meowing. But I did not eat out of a dish on the floor, I did not sleep in the cat bed, and I did not use a litter box. I was once riding a bus in Denver when a young man sat next to me and suddenly started barking at me. Barking, snarling, yapping. I didn’t know if he was just messing with me or had a condition like Tourette’s (or as a prior troll once called it, “turret syndrome”) so I ignored it. I respected him and his condition. But I did not call him a “good boy” or scratch him behind the ear or give him a Milk Bone.

      It is the job of adults to set boundaries and protect our young. I guess in a society where butchering innocent unborn children is celebrated it is consistent to treat children who have survived pregnancy as mere social experiments without regard for their well being but that does not mitigate the brutality or malignancy of what they do.

      • Amazona February 10, 2023 / 11:24 am

        At the Washington University Transgender Center, minors only needed to have seen a therapist twice, an endocrinologist once, and have a letter from a therapist to begin transitioning.

        Don’t think that those three medical visits and letter provided any kind of real roadblock or opportunity for thoughtful discernment: (Whistleblower Jamie) Reed writes that the Transgender Center often referred patients to specific therapists and even provided a template letter for the therapists.

        This fast track becomes even more concerning when you consider the minors coming to the center. Reed says they were often suffering from “depression, anxiety, ADHD, eating disorders, obesity” and “were diagnosed with autism, or had autism-like symptoms.”

        Minors also suffered very real consequences as a result of the “treatments.” Reed writes of one minor patient suffering liver toxicity from a drug used to “block” puberty. Other consequences proved even more horrifying: One girl on testosterone called, saying she was experiencing vaginal bleeding. “In less than an hour she had soaked through an extra heavy pad, her jeans, and a towel she had wrapped around her waist,” Reed recounts.

        What had happened? During sex, the young woman’s vaginal canal had ripped—testosterone apparently thins the vaginal tissues.

        Reed counseled another young woman on testosterone. As a result of the hormone, her clitoris became “enlarged” and “now extended below her vulva, and it chafed and rubbed painfully in her jeans.” Reed advised her to wear compression garments. “At the end of the call I thought to myself, ‘Wow, we hurt this kid,’” she recalls.

        An 18-year-old woman, who had been taking hormones since she was around 16 and who “came from an unstable family, was in an uncertain living situation, and had a history of drug use,” had her breasts removed in surgery. Three months later, she announced she was going back to she/her pronouns and told a nurse, “I want my breasts back.”

        Reed relays her growing concern over how children were being treated. She was alarmed to see how the number of patients per month increased over time, and that ometimes new patients would include a group of girls from the same high school. But she was afraid to mention to the rest of the team her worries about social contagion: “Anyone who raised doubts ran the risk of being called a transphobe.”

        “Social contagion”—never mentioned. Teenagers I know have told me that suddenly several girls in their classes have decided they are “trans”. Which would just be another passing fad, if not for activists in the schools who then use this to get children removed from homes when parents refuse to go along with “transitioning” and when the government gives these radicals control over the children.

      • Mark Noonan February 10, 2023 / 10:32 pm

        The amounts of money and social clout which are settling on the whole transgender thing are amazing. I did not expect it to go this fast – but I guess I kinda should have. And to pat myself on the back, I did warn about this many years ago as the SSM debate started…that if we allowed them to change “marriage” to mean “boy plus boy” then we will have ruined language and they’ll go ahead and graft anything they wanted onto any word that poll tested well. I just didn’t in my worst imaginings think they’d target children like they have.

      • Amazona February 11, 2023 / 10:09 am

        Again, we have to peel back the layers of the Leftist onion to see what lies at the core of what they do. And it is always destabilization of a nation, its society and its culture, to make it susceptible to Leftist takeover. It’s always just a matter of which tool they are using this time.

        The classic tool has always been class warfare, and then in the 20th Century they added Stage One of Gender Warfare, generating a war between men and women. That worked for a while, till men and women started to realize they really like each other and aside from some societal differences like pay inequality, which could be overcome, they wanted to be together. But this was successful enough to build on, which has led to the invention of gender-bending, which has allowed for the construction of unlimited conflicting gender-based antagonism. But it’s always with the goal of creating conflict and dividing people by belief systems, even when they have to invent belief systems first.

        What we are talking about here is the adoption of the gender-fluid ideology as a quasi-religious dogma with which some people are fiercely bonded. I see them as two aspects of the same cultish obsession as the hardcore pro-abortionists.

      • Amazona February 11, 2023 / 2:28 pm

        Targeting children is the next logical step. Once you have decided to dismiss the humanity and inherent value of a human being based on its age since conception, it’s an easy step to go beyond and see the children who survived pregnancy as just more experiments. They are not seen as human beings but as subjects for a grand social experiment

        And the Left has always done this. In every one of its incarnations the inherent value of human beings has been dismissed in favor of seeing people as pawns in a massive game.

    • Jeremiah February 10, 2023 / 9:04 pm

      Any adult who encourages a child to explore gender transitioning, should have a bullet put in their head.

      I concur with that as a statement of fact. Also, I would add homosexuality and lesbianism, which are principally one and the same with regard to transgender issues. They are both unnatural and/or against nature, going after strange flesh. Anyone, therefore, teaching these things to children should receive their due, the death penalty.

      I also think that anyone who lives or prefers the natural relations between a man and woman, but who also encourage or agree with the practice of homosexuality are hypocrites.

      No child should be instructed in matters of sexuality in a public manner.

      Male and Female He created them, and it will always be Male and Female.

      • Amazona February 11, 2023 / 9:58 am

        I have never felt that I could look God in the eye and say, regarding same-sex attraction, “You are wrong”. While it is deviant I can’t understand the depth of loathing for it that some people feel. I truly believe that this is the way God made them. We don’t know why but it is not our job to know why. It could be a challenge to them, to make it harder for them to lead good lives. But it could be a challenge to us, to see if we can overcome our own intolerance and accept these people as God’s children. The very idea of thinking of the death penalty as even remotely appropriate is horrifying.

        Having said that, I also say that there are many for whom this is only a part of severe mental health issues, which present themselves in bizarre and flagrant ways, and that is something else again. It is deeply offensive, but so is its counterpart in heterosexuals. I also strongly object to homosexual people trying to recruit children and think this should be illegal, though I’m not sure how to stop it. Killing them would certainly have a chilling effect on this but I think it is an absolutely disgusting concept.

        All of this is separate from that of the political agenda of transgenderism. For the few who truly do suffer from the delusion that they have been “born into the wrong bodies” I think they deserve our compassion—but I don’t think there are many of these people. I think most who say this really just WANT to be of the opposite sex, which is another thing entirely, and should be examined in the context of mental health issues, not encouraged or enabled out of misguided ideas of tolerance or acceptance.

        The political agenda of pushing sex change onto children is one that has to be addressed. It is child abuse and should be treated as such, with strong penalties and stronger social disdain. This calls for the strongest possible penalties, but I would stop short of capital punishment. Not always far short, but short, in the category of extreme penalties for this and for sex trade trafficking, child pornography and other forms of extreme child abuse.

  3. Retired Spook February 10, 2023 / 12:28 pm

    It IS an open thread, and this really tickled my funny bone:

    • Amazona February 10, 2023 / 5:00 pm

      Where was this wolf back in November when we needed him?

  4. Amazona February 10, 2023 / 4:58 pm

    I liked this, because I stopped watching the football game when the players stopped standing for the anthem and learned that the Puppy Bowl is a lot more entertaining.

    • Mark Noonan February 10, 2023 / 10:29 pm

      I’ve got the Knights early in the day – they lead the Pacific and are in the hunt for winning the West. That said, I will check out the SB later.

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