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  • Pope Francis calls woman with sex-change operation a ‘man’ and calls partners ‘married’

    10/03/2016 6:23:21 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 34 replies
    Life Site News ^ | October 3, 2016 | John-Henry Westen
    Despite the Vatican’s assertion that a so-called sex-change surgery does not alter the sex of a person, Pope Francis has nevertheless chosen to refer to a woman who underwent a sex-change operation as a “man,” and also referred to her as having “married” another woman and admitted to receiving them in the Vatican last year. As with most of his most controversial remarks, the statements came during an in-flight press scrum. On October 2, on his return flight from his papal visit to Georgia and Azerbaijan, the Pope referred to a woman who “felt like a man” but “was physically...
  • EXCLUSIVE: 'We would love a baby together': World's first pregnant man weds

    06/01/2016 2:04:54 PM PDT · by traumer · 42 replies
    Thomas Beatie's eyes filled with tears as he watched his beautiful bride Amber walk down the aisle just behind his beaming seven-year-old daughter Susan, scattering rose petals. His sons Austin and Jensen, dressed identically in little black suits and striped ties, stood nearby nervously checking the wedding bands in their care. To the casual observer, 42-year-old Beatie and 46-year-old Nichols looked like any other couple tying the knot. Yet Thomas was no ordinary groom - in 2008 he made headlines as the world's first pregnant man. Beatie was born female but started hormone treatment at 23 to become a man....
  • Planned Parenthood helping transgender patients with sex changes

    05/05/2016 1:45:27 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 5, 2016 | Cody Derespina
    Planned Parenthood has found a new niche that could prove nearly as controversial as providing abortions: helping transgendered people through the sex-change process. In the wake of last summer’s undercover videos that appeared to show Planned Parenthood officials selling baby body parts for money – which is illegal – legislators in several states have looked for ways to deny funding to the women’s health giant. While Planned Parenthood has denied any wrongdoing, they have stopped accepting reimbursements for providing fetal parts to researchers. However, the gender reassignment process may enable the organization to make up the lost cash by other...
  • U.S. says following events in Poland 'very closely' after EU probe launched

    01/24/2016 9:12:50 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 58 replies ^ | January 24, 2016 | Reuters
    The United States is scrutinizing developments in Poland, the U.S. trade czar said on Sunday when asked if Washington was concerned about the European Union's rule of law inquiry into Poland and Standard and Poor's cut to Warsaw's credit rating. "As a fellow democracy we do follow developments here very closely," U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman told reporters during his visit to Google Campus in Warsaw. "We certainly do follow it. As a democracy, we want to make sure that Poland's democracy continues to address the issues."
  • The Trans Women Who Say That Trans Women Aren’t Women [and battling social justice feminists]

    12/09/2015 5:25:45 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    Slate ^ | December 9, 2015 | Michelle Goldberg
    Last month, a 42-year-old English accountant who goes by the pseudonym Helen Heaton wrote a blog post disputing the idea that trans women are women. Helen is trans herself; in the last few years, she says, she has taken all the steps the U.K.'s National Health Service requires before it authorizes gender reassignment surgery, which she plans to have in 2016. Yet she has come to reject the idea that she is truly female or that she ever will be. Though "trans women are women" has become a trans rights rallying cry, Heaton writes, it primes trans women for failure,...
  • The First Trans-Exclusive Modeling Agency Launches in LA

    08/06/2015 9:57:43 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Paper Magazine ^ | July 23, 2015 | Sandra Song
    With Hari Nef signed to IMG and Andreja Pejic making make-up modeling history, it's been a good year for transpeople in the fashion industry -- and it's about to get even better because there's now a trans-exclusive modeling agency in the game, dubbed Apple Model Management. Originally founded in Thailand, Apple has just expanded to LA, where they've become the first modeling agency to launch a transgender division. "We see trans individuals as beautiful," agency director Cecilio Asuncion said. "But their full potential was never reached because of the stigma the community-at-large had towards the trans community. This has to...
  • The Transgender Con? Many “Transgender” People Regret Switch

    07/22/2015 2:50:11 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 42 replies
    The New American ^ | 11 November 2014 | Selwyn Duke
    "You fundamentally can't change sex…. Transsexualism was invented by psychiatrists.” These are not the words of a conservative organization or a fundamentalist preacher, but of former “transsexual” Alan Finch. Having decided to “transition from male to female” at age 19, the Australian man later regretted the life-rending move and chose to once again live as his true sex approximately 15 years later. And he’s not alone. A growing number of “transgender” people, though once sure they wanted to live as the opposite sex, now wish they'd never had their bodies surgically altered.
  • Walter Williams: Reality May Be Optional

    04/13/2015 10:20:52 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | April 15, 2015 | Walter E. Williams
    One of the wonders of modern times is that reality is often seen as a social construct and therefore optional. Thus, if one finds a particular reality offensive or inconvenient, he just "changes" it. Say that one is born a male or a female but believes that nature made an error. Some believe that nature's "error" can be corrected by calling oneself another sex. Possibly a medical procedure on one's genitalia can correct nature's error. However, Mother Nature is ruthless. Sex determination is strictly chromosomal. Females are XX, and males are XY. There is no medical procedure that can change...
  • Did Christian Parents Drive Their Child to Suicide Over Transgender Issues?

    04/10/2015 12:25:06 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/10/2015 | Michael Brown
    The headline alone is painful to read: "Transgender teenager, 17, leaves heartbreaking suicide note blaming her Christian parents before walking in front of tractor trailer on highway." The story itself is even more painful to read, while the loss of life is absolutely tragic.Is there blood on the hands of these Christian parents?What makes this story all the more heartrending is that the teenager, born Joshua Alcorn but who used the name Leelah to identify as a female, left a suicide note that was scheduled to be posted in the event of his death. (If you are a transgender advocate and...
  • I want a sex change again: Transsexual who had £10,000 surgery on NHS wants to become a man again

    10/01/2014 5:36:07 AM PDT · by dead · 72 replies
    A transsexual who had a £10,000 sex change on the NHS to become a woman now wants the taxpayer to foot the bill for a further £14,000 of surgery so she can become a man again. Chelsea Attonley, 30, who was born a boy and called Matthew, said she now finds being a woman 'exhausting', is tired of putting on make-up and wearing heels, and now accepts that she should always have stayed a man... But now, seven years after surgery to become a woman, Chelsea wants to go back to being a man - and wants the taxpayer to...
  • Johns Hopkins Psychiatrist: Transgender is ‘Mental Disorder’ – Sex Change ‘Biologically Impossible’

    08/20/2014 2:47:40 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 14 replies
    cns news ^ | August 20, 2014 | Michael W. Chapman
    Dr. Paul R. McHugh, the former psychiatrist-in-chief for Johns Hopkins Hospital and its current Distinguished Service Professor of Psychiatry, said that transgenderism is a “mental disorder” that merits treatment, that sex change is “biologically impossible,” and that people who promote sexual reassignment surgery are collaborating with and promoting a mental disorder. Dr. McHugh, the author of six books and at least 125 peer-reviewed medical articles, made his remarks in a recent commentary in the Wall Street Journal, where he explained that transgender surgery is not the solution for people who suffer a “disorder of ‘assumption’” – the notion that their...
  • #BringBackOurBalls

    05/09/2014 9:48:43 PM PDT · by Valpal1 · 28 replies
    SteynOnLine ^ | 5/9/2014 | Mark Steyn
    It is hard not to have total contempt for a political culture that thinks the picture at right is a useful contribution to rescuing 276 schoolgirls kidnapped by jihadist savages in Nigeria. Yet some pajama boy at the White House evidently felt getting the First Lady to pose with this week's Hashtag of Western Impotence would reflect well upon the Administration. The horrible thing is they may be right: Michelle showed she cared - on social media! - and that's all that matters, isn't it?
  • India's Supreme Court creates official third sex for eunuchs and transgenders

    04/15/2014 2:43:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The London Telegraph ^ | April 15, 2014 | Dean Nelson in New Delhi
    India's Supreme Court has created an official third sex for its transgender eunuchs and announced they will have a quota of government jobs and college places to help them overcome discrimination. The decision was met with jubilation by transgender charities who said it was a milestone in their fight against marginalisation in Indian society. "We are elated and thankful to the court," said Kalki Subramanium, a leading transgender rights activist. "The decision has come after a century of suppression and marginalisation by the legal and social systems. "This verdict is certainly landmark and a new beginning. The biggest challenge is...
  • Luiz Mott: Homosexuals Are Eunuchs

    11/26/2013 8:32:10 AM PST · by juliosevero · 42 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Luiz Mott: Homosexuals Are Eunuchs “If your sexual organ causes you to sin, cut it off.” By Julio Severo “Homosexuals are modern eunuchs,” said Luiz Mott, considered the father of the homosexual movement in Brazil. In what sense exactly are eunuchs and homosexuals equal, according to Mott? Did eunuchs only want men? Luiz Mott and statue of a naked baby Eunuchs were castrated men who worked in the palaces of some countries. Daniel, the prophet in the Bible, had been brought as a young man to the palace of Nebuchadnezzar in Babylon. There, he was castrated to work as...
  • M, F or Blank: 'Third Gender' Official in Germany from November

    08/16/2013 7:37:21 AM PDT · by NotYourAverageDhimmi · 28 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | August 16, 2013 | Friederike Heine
    Germany is set to become the first country in Europe to introduce a third, "indeterminate" gender designation on birth certificates. The European Union, which is attempting to coordinate anti-discrimination efforts across member states, is lagging behind on the issue. The option of selecting "blank", in addition to the standard choices of "male" or female" on birth certificates will become available in Germany from November 1. The legislative change allows parents to opt out of determining their baby's gender, thereby allowing those born with characteristics of both sexes to choose whether to become male or female in later life. Under the...
  • A Homophobic Nightmare (But the dream turned out to be true!!)

    04/30/2013 12:24:02 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    Townhall ^ | 04/30/2013 | Michael Brown
    I had a disturbing dream last night. I guess you could call it a homophobic nightmare. The fact is, wherever I turned in the dream, from McDonald’s to ESPN, charges of “homophobia” and “transphobia” were flying. First I dreamed that I was sitting at McDonald’s with our two granddaughters, aged 12 and 6, and they needed to use the bathroom. “Go ahead kids,” I said. “I can see you from here.” Off they went, under my watchful eyes, the older girl holding the younger girl’s hand, until they disappeared into the ladies room. But seconds later, they came running...
  • Scientists find the secret of longer life for men (the bad news: Castration is the key)

    09/25/2012 10:03:55 AM PDT · by null and void · 19 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 19:04 EST, 24 September 2012 | Mark Prigg
    Scientists have found a sure-fire way for men to live longer - but most red-blooded males will find the method unpalatably painful. Researchers in Korea have shown that eunuchs outlived other men by a significant margin. They say their findings suggest that male sex hormones are responsible for shortening the lives of men. A Turkish chief eunuch from the 18th Century. Researchers now believe that eunuchs may live longer The evidence comes after careful study of genealogy records of noble members of the Imperial court of the Korean Chosun dynasty (AD 1392-1910). Kyung-Jin Min, of Inha University, said: 'This discovery...
  • Eunuchs reveal clues to why women live longer than men

    09/25/2012 6:46:49 AM PDT · by Renfield · 42 replies
    BBC News ^ | 9-24-2012 | James Gallagher
    Castration had a huge effect on the lifespans of Korean men, according to an analysis of hundreds of years of eunuch "family" records. They lived up to 19 years longer than uncastrated men from the same social class and even outlived members of the royal family. The researchers believe the findings show male hormones shorten life expectancy. The study is published in the journal Current Biology. Castration before puberty prevents the shift from boy to man. One of the scientists involved in the study, Dr Cheol-Koo Lee from Korea University, said: "The records said that eunuchs had some women-like appearances...
  • Chinese airlines warn they will refuse to pay EU carbon tax

    01/05/2012 10:44:53 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 3:05PM GMT 05 Jan 2012 | Peter Simpson
    China's biggest airlines warned on Thursday they will refuse to pay a new EU tax aimed at cutting carbon emissions. Beijing said it has deep concerns over the EU's Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS), which came into force on New year's Day and demands all airlines pay a green duty to offset carbon emissions. "China opposes the European Union's unilateral legislation. China has expressed to the EU our deep concern and opposition many times on a bilateral level," Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said. … "The CATA, on behalf of Chinese airlines, is strongly against the EU's improper practice of...
  • EU bans claim that water can prevent dehydration

    11/19/2011 4:26:43 PM PST · by mkmensinger · 124 replies · 1+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 6:20AM GMT 18 Nov 2011 | By Victoria Ward and Nick Collins
    "EU officials concluded that, following a three-year investigation, there was no evidence to prove the previously undisputed fact."
  • Europe to destroy traditional family and sexual identity

    Traditional words 'father' and 'mother' will be replaced with official terms Parent 1 and Parent 2 in Britain. The terms will be used in official documents. The authorities decided to make such a "politically correct" move to accommodate same-sex couples. Experts are sure, though, that the matter is not about the requirements of certain social groups. The decision is another step towards the destruction of traditional families. The words 'father' and 'mother' will be removed from British passport applications before December 2011. This became an achievement of Stonewall group, which defends the rights of sex minorities. The US State Department...
  • The Death of the Kyoto Process Climate Change Negotiations

    10/18/2011 2:31:42 PM PDT · by Cardhu · 16 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | October 18th 2011 | Christian Schwägerl and Gerald Traufetter
    There seems little possibility that next month's climate summit in Durban will produce an emissions reduction agreement -- meaning the world will soon lack any binding CO2 targets. Europe may soon find itself alone in the fight against global warming. A climate catastrophe descended on the German Foreign Ministry in Berlin early last week. Politicians and diplomats from around the world were attending a conference to discuss how global warming will affect the world. They examined scenarios depicting how millions of people living in coastal areas could escape flooding, what will happen to the fishing and mineral rights of island...
  • Geithner Plan for Europe is last chance to avoid global catastrophe

    09/25/2011 1:53:55 PM PDT · by Comparative Advantage · 44 replies
    the Telegraph (UK) ^ | 25 September 2011 | Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
    Europe, the G20, and the global authorities have one last chance to contain the EMU debt crisis with a nuclear solution or abdicate responsibility and watch as the world slides into depression, endangering the benign but fragile order that has taken shape over the last three decades. The threat of cascading default, bank runs, and catastrophic risk must be taken off the table," said US Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner over the weekend. "Sovereign and banking stresses in Europe are the most serious risk now confronting the world economy. Decisions cannot wait until the crisis gets more severe." Euroland's dysfunctional arrangements...
  • Castrated" Spiders Are Better Fighters, Study Says

    04/02/2011 3:20:09 PM PDT · by Cardhu · 34 replies
    National Geographiic ^ | March 30th 2011 | .Charles Q. Choi
    Although emasculated spiders can no longer be lovers, they are better fighters, a new study says. In many spider species, males have sex using two appendages known as pedipalps. But males will often lose one or both pedipalps during the act—behavior that might seem like a bad idea evolutionarily, since it renders the male sterile. (Related pictures: "'Torture' Phalluses Give Beetles Breeding Boost.") Scientists have proposed that such genital amputation plugs up a female to help ensure that other males don't successfully impregnate her. To learn more about why male spiders become eunuchs, scientists examined the mating behaviors of the...
  • Britain faces losing power over its own Budget...

    03/26/2010 6:38:38 PM PDT · by myknowledge · 2 replies · 302+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | March 26, 2010 | Jason Groves
    Britain could be forced to have its Budget signed off by European leaders under plans to impose an 'economic government of the EU', it emerged yesterday. German Chancellor Angela Merkel is pressing for 'oversight' of national economies to be included in controversial arrangements that were agreed by EU leaders yesterday. She wants to introduce financial penalties for states with persistently high budget deficits, giving the EU a high degree of control. This could see Britain forfeiting the £2billion annual 'structural funds' paid out to some of the nation's poorer areas by Brussels.
  • China Mulls Options for Dealing with Gender Imbalance

    01/17/2010 1:25:47 PM PST · by John Semmens · 13 replies · 774+ views
    A Semi-News/Semi-Satire from AzConservative ^ | 16 January 2010 | John Semmens
    The Chinese government’s one-child per family policy has produced an imbalance between the sexes born over the last generation. Chinese culture heavily favors male offspring. This has resulted in the abortion of over 20 million female fetuses. It is now projected that over 20 million Chinese men of the upcoming generation will be unable to find wives. Government officials are now pondering remedies. Outlawing abortions is not considered a viable option since the government needs to use abortions to enforce the one-child policy. It also would fail to address the existing imbalance. Discussion has focused on two alternate approaches that...
  • Obama Hires Trans Woman Amanda Simpson (Orbamogasm)

    01/01/2010 3:33:00 PM PST · by pabianice · 84 replies · 3,889+ views
    Amanda Simpson, who has served on NCTE’s Board of Directors for the past 3 years, has been appointed by the Obama Administration as a Senior Technical Advisor to the Department of Commerce. She’ll be working in the Bureau of Industry and Security. “I’m truly honored to have received this appointment and am eager and excited about this opportunity that is before me. And at the same time, as one of the first transgender presidential appointees to the federal government, I hope that I will soon be one of hundreds, and that this appointment opens future opportunities for many others.” Simpson...
  • Copenhagen summit veering towards farce, warns Ed Miliband

    12/16/2009 9:54:58 PM PST · by george76 · 30 replies · 1,256+ views
    Guardian News ^ | 16 December 2009 | John Vidal and Allegra Stratton
    The climate change summit in Copenhagen was in jeopardy tonight with the complex negotiations falling far behind schedule as the climate secretary, Ed Miliband, warned of a "farce". With just two days remaining, the inability to overcome disagreements about the shape of a deal to combat global warming led to hours of inaction today , while outside the negotiations police clashed with protesters who broke through a security cordon but failed in an attempt to storm the conference centre. "We have made no progress" said a source close to the talks. "What people don't realise is that we are now...
  • Climate Chief Dismisses E-Mail Outrage [Says Colleagues "Letting Off Steam."]

    12/08/2009 2:03:49 PM PST · by Steelfish · 23 replies · 675+ views
    CNN ^ | December 08, 2009
    Climate Chief Dismisses E-Mail Outrage By Hilary Whiteman, CNN December 8, 2009 (Video) IPCC chairman talks to CNNSTORY HIGHLIGHTS (CNN) -- One of the world's leading authorities on climate change has dismissed the contents of controversial e-mails leaked from the University of East Anglia as nothing more than friends and colleagues "letting off steam." "Well, I can tell you, privately when I talk to my friends, I use language much worse than that. This was purely private communications between friends, between, colleagues, they were letting off steam. I think we should see it as nothing more than that," Rajendra Pachauri,...
  • Decade of 2000s was warmest ever, scientists say

    12/07/2009 8:46:47 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 94 replies · 3,317+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/7/09 | Charles J. Hanley - ap
    It dawned with the warmest winter on record in the United States. And when the sun sets this New Year's Eve, the decade of the 2000s will end as the warmest ever on global temperature charts. Warmer still, scientists say, lies ahead. Through 10 years of global boom and bust, of breakneck change around the planet, of terrorism, war and division, all people everywhere under that warming sun faced one threat together: the buildup of greenhouse gases, the rise in temperatures, the danger of a shifting climate, of drought, weather extremes and encroaching seas, of untold damage to the world...
  • Feminist Men Take Up Arms

    11/30/2009 12:06:44 PM PST · by PittsburghAfterDark · 45 replies · 1,945+ views
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | November 29, 2009 | COURTNEY E. MARTIN
    "Machismo!" shouted a young college student in the third row. "Tough!" "Violent!" "Homophobic!" shouted three other young men, sprinkled throughout the packed lecture hall. Ethan Wong, a student at St. John's University in Collegeville, Minn., who was dressed in a slim business suit, nodded as he wrote each word on the chalk board. The roomful of young men was brainstorming all the qualities associated with masculinity. Mr. Wong was one of the organizers of the National Conference for Campus-Based Men's Gender Equality and Anti-Violence Groups, a long and clunky name for an unprecedented event that recently took place at his...
  • China's Last Eunuch Spills Sex Secrets

    03/16/2009 10:25:58 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 41 replies · 2,485+ views
    Reuters ^ | Sat Mar 14, 2009
    Only two memories brought tears to Sun Yaoting's eyes in old age -- the day his father cut off his genitals, and the day his family threw away the pickled remains that should have made him a whole man again at death. China's last eunuch was tormented and impoverished in youth, punished in revolutionary China for his role as the "Emperor's slave" but finally feted and valued, largely for outlasting his peers to become a unique relic, a piece of "living history." He had stories of the tortuous rituals of the Forbidden City, Emperor Pu Yi's last moments there and...
  • EU warns Netanyahu on hawkish government

    03/15/2009 7:08:46 PM PDT · by VRWCTexan · 34 replies · 1,948+ views
    Jerusalem Post - AP ^ | March 16, 2009 | AP
    ...(EU) urged... Netanyahu on Sunday to craft a government that embraces the long-standing goal of an independent Palestinian state living side by side with Israel.... a new hawkish government, with Israel Beiteinu chairman Avigdor Lieberman as a possible foreign minister, will be seen in Europe as a setback to the Middle East peace process.
  • Study Links Water Pollution from Contraceptives, Chemicals with Declining Male Fertility

    01/20/2009 5:43:21 PM PST · by Coleus · 7 replies · 543+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 01.19.09
    New research strengthens the link between water pollution and rising male fertility problems. The study, by Brunel University, the Universities of Exeter and Reading and the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, shows for the first time how a group of testosterone-blocking chemicals is finding its way into UK rivers, affecting wildlife and potentially humans. The research was supported by the Natural Environment Research Council and is now published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives. The study identified a new group of chemicals that act as ‘anti-androgens.’ This means that they inhibit the function of the male hormone, testosterone, reducing male...
  • Bali bombers seek 'execution without pain'

    07/29/2008 1:33:21 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 39 replies · 112+ views
    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- Three militants awaiting execution for the 2002 Bali bombings plan to challenge the legality of death by firing squad, but it was unclear if the move would lead to a last-minute stay, their lawyer said Tuesday. Imam Samudra, one of three militants sentenced to death over the 2002 Bali nightclub bombings. Mahendradatta, who goes by a single name, said he would file a petition next week at the Constitutional Court arguing that convicts who go before a firing squad sometimes do not die immediately, causing unnecessary suffering. "We're seeking an execution without pain," said the lawyer,...
  • European Union says it won't support military action against Iran

    07/22/2008 9:50:34 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 36 replies · 147+ views
    Canadian Press ^ | july 22 2008
    European Union foreign ministers say they will not support a military strike on Iran but want more talks to try to resolve worries Tehran might be developing nuclear weapons. British Foreign Secretary David Miliband says it is now up to Iran to respond to global powers and EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana after talks in Geneva on Saturday.
  • Identity crisis for India's eunuchs

    01/05/2008 10:47:12 AM PST · by forkinsocket · 29 replies · 184+ views
    Asia Times ^ | Jan 3, 2008 | Shuriah Niazi
    BHOPAL, India - Local authorities in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh face a perplexing problem. The authenticity of some of the area's eunuchs is in question, and officials claim they're powerless to resolve increasingly violent disputes between the rival - real and fake - factions. Authorities say problems started more than a year ago, but in recent months the situation has deteriorated into street clashes and murder. In India eunuchs are commonly called hijras and estimates of their numbers range from 50,000 to 5 million. Most earn their livelihood by the age-old tradition of performing at weddings, baby...
  • 8x In Interview: Vilsack Velcroed to Hillary 'Change' Script

    12/18/2007 10:57:19 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 20 replies · 346+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    As noted here, Chris Matthews yesterday named Tom Vilsack a member of Hillary's "eunuch's chorus," people he derided for "saying whatever the Clinton people told them to say." Today, Chris might be claiming vindication after Vilsack's one-man recital in which he parroted Hillary's word-'o-the-day, "change," no fewer than eight times in an MSNBC interview with Andrea Mitchell. View the edited video clip of "Vilsack's Change Chorus" here.
  • Matthews Mocks Clinton Supporters: 'Castratos, Eunuch Chorus'

    12/17/2007 6:58:18 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 67 replies · 117+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Despite his war wounds, can Bob Kerrey still kick Chris Matthews' butt? We might soon find out, because on this evening's Hardball Matthews lumped Kerrey into a group of Clinton sycophants he derided as "castratos" and a "eunuch chorus." Chris was kvetching about the way a variety of Hillary Clinton supporters including Kerrey have lined up to take shots at Barack Obama. The former Nebraska senator went out of his way, in endorsing Hillary yesterday, to draw attention to Obama's Muslim background. View video here.
  • No sex please - we're eunuchs

    04/07/2007 4:32:11 PM PDT · by aculeus · 155 replies · 6,460+ views
    Belfast Telegraph ^ | April 3, 2007 | By Julia Stuart
    What does it take for a healthy man to choose to have his testicles removed? Roger Davies is one of a surprising number who have found salvation in castration. Like many sensitive teenagers, Roger Davies felt different from his peers. He wasn’t into sport and abhorred the aggression he saw in other boys. When, at the age of 22, he still hadn’t grown out of his sense of isolation, he took radical action: he travelled to America and underwent castration. “I’m really happy with who I am now,” says the 25-year-old cleaner and caterer from Southport. “I don’t have any...
  • (Vanity) Political Limerick 3-7-2007

    04/07/2007 5:50:54 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 201+ views
    grey_whiskers ^ | 3-7-2007 | grey_whiskers
    See for example this thread first. Warning! Adult content! Send the kids out of the room. DON'T let them click on the link. Not for the squeamish. I warned you! (Very funny anyway.) OK, here we go... 3... 2... 1... Begin: A Brit chap removed his nuts No regrets, no ifs, ands, or buts! Though he's a sitzpinkler he still kept his sprinkler... will he still be attracted to sluts?
  • Despite Protests, RNC Accepts Martinez

    01/20/2007 6:10:40 AM PST · by kellynla · 24 replies · 696+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | Jan 19, 2007 | John Gizzi
    For the third time in 36 years, the Republican National Committee will accept a shared leadership arrangement with a U.S. senator as party general chairman and an RNC member as the full-time chairman. Meeting in Washington D.C., the 167-member RNC today made official the White House’s choice of Florida Sen. Mel Martinez as general chairman of the party and Kentucky Republican National Committeeman Mike Duncan as full-time chairman. But it won’t be with enthusiasm that the RNC gives its approval to the Martinez-Duncan team. As one committee member arriving in Washington for the RNC winter meeting told me, “We’re like...
  • What I Expect to Find (in Iraq)

    12/08/2005 12:07:16 AM PST · by Hunden · 1 replies · 315+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | 5 December 2005 | Jed Babbin
    Tomorrow night, I depart for a few days in Iraq. If all goes as planned I will visit with U.S. and Iraqi troops, interview some of the government leaders, and come home with a better understanding of what we're up against. I go with a pretty clear perspective on Iraq. It has evolved from studying the country and the events affecting it since Saddam invaded Kuwait in the summer of 1990. My perspective, inevitably, will be changed by what I see and hear first-hand. But what if I went to Iraq armed with preconceptions based only on what we "know" from the mainstream media and the Democrats?...
  • Sen. Frist Expects Showdown Over Judicial Nominees [IN THE NEXT 4 YEARS WOULD BE NICE!]

    05/11/2005 9:42:36 AM PDT · by conservativecorner · 27 replies · 810+ views
    Newsmax ^ | May 11, 2005 | Unknown
    WASHINGTON -- A long-threatened showdown over changing Senate rules to stop Democratic filibusters of President Bush's judicial nominations could come as early as next week, Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist said Tuesday. Frist, in his weekly news conference with reporters, said he hopes the Senate finishes a highway bill and an emergency spending package to fund military operations overseas this week. "And then we need to turn to 100 United States senators and move to the issue surrounding judges," he said. Story Continues Below Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid of Nevada said he's ready and expects to win. "I want...
  • German protesters call Bush "No. 1 Terrorist"

    02/23/2005 9:19:48 AM PST · by pissant · 81 replies · 1,415+ views
    reuters ^ | 2/23/05 | staff
    MAINZ, Germany (Reuters) - Some 7,000 protesters, some carrying banners saying "Bush go home", "War Monger" and "No. 1 Terrorist", marched through the German town of Mainz on Wednesday but were kept away from the visiting U.S. president. The largely peaceful rally never got within a kilometre (half mile) of U.S. President George W. Bush, who is on his first German visit since the 2003 Iraq war, which was deeply unpopular in Germany. "I'm disgusted by the war in Iraq Bush started that has cost thousands of civilian lives," said Thomas Odenweller, 49, a computer technician. "Now he's trying to...
  • Bush Employing Platform Shoos to Keep Party in Line [pro-life alert]

    08/11/2004 2:41:51 PM PDT · by firebrand · 47 replies · 1,169+ views
    Sun Times/NY Post ^ | August 5, 2004 | Bob Novak
    With the Republican National Convention's platform committee convening in New York less than three weeks from now, no draft platform exists, no subcommittees have been named, and no special lodging for committee members has been assigned. Rather than signifying sudden collapse of accustomed Republican efficiency, all this looks more like a coolly calculated plan. The suspicion has grown that President Bush's re-election strategists--Karl Rove and Karen Hughes--do not want the open debate over principles and policy that has characterized Republican platform-making for a generation. The carefully guarded Bush campaign game plan is to present delegates on the platform committee with...
  • Europe's Non-Strategy (The E.U. isn't taking terror seriously)

    05/01/2004 10:42:04 AM PDT · by RWR8189 · 3 replies · 115+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | May 10, 2004 | Gerard Alexander
    The E.U. isn't taking terror seriously.IN THE WAKE of the March 11 Madrid train bombing, Romano Prodi, president of the European Commission, said, "It is clear that force alone cannot win the fight against terrorism." Prodi was hardly the first continental leader to implicitly criticize U.S. policy as short-sighted and to suggest that there are clear and compelling alternatives to America's strategy in the war on terror.Soon after 9/11 itself, French prime minister Lionel Jospin traced terrorist acts to "tension, frustration, and radicalism," which in turn "are linked to inequality," which would have to be addressed. In 2002, France's foreign...
  • Zapatero's Spain

    05/01/2004 10:18:31 AM PDT · by RWR8189 · 17 replies · 444+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | May 10, 2004 | Christopher Caldwell
    Spain's problem with terrorism is Europe's: It does not want to defend itself.MadridBETWEEN MARCH 11, when terrorists linked to al Qaeda killed 191 Spanish commuters with bomb attacks on four trains, and March 14, when Spanish voters shocked the world by removing José-María Aznar's pro-war Popular party (PP) from power and electing the Socialist (PSOE) candidate José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, the world's attention was riveted on Spain. But soon dozens were arrested, and on April 3 another 7, believed to be the ringleaders, killed themselves with a bomb when their apartment in the Madrid suburb of Leganés was surrounded by...
  • Portugal may withdraw troops from Iraq if situation worsens: minister

    04/16/2004 1:14:24 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 29 replies · 419+ views
    AFP ^ | April 17, 2004
    Portugal may withdraw its national guard contingent from Iraq if the security situation in the country continues to deteriorate, Interior Minister Antonio Figueiredo Lopes said. "If the conflict were to deteriorate and the GNR (national guard) did not have what it required to carry out its mission, the only solution would be to withdraw," he told Antena 1 public radio. Portugal's centre-right Prime Minister Jose Manuel Durao Barroso in November dispatched 128 national guards to southern Iraq to back the US-led coalition in the war-torn country, where they operate under British command. Figueiredo Lopes had said on Wednesday that Lisbon...
  • EU values - united in diversity? (blah)

    11/22/2003 10:44:26 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 1 replies · 141+ views
    The BBC ^ | November 19, 2003 | Stephen Mulvey
    The codename Enduring Freedom could only have been dreamt up by the Pentagon - but if the EU went in for such things it would be an apt tag for its forthcoming expansion into Central Europe. The aim is to consolidate peace and democracy in the region, in the wake of the Cold War. The method - to re-make the former eastern bloc states in Western Europe's image, grafting on to them a set of EU values and a new system of government. "It's regime change," says Fraser Cameron, a senior European Commission official seconded to a Brussels think-tank, the...