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  • Coming Out as Trans Isn’t a Teenage Fad (NYT alert)

    01/09/2019 8:26:00 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 45 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 8, 2019 | Jennifer Finney Boylan
    At the end of the long weekend when my daughter came out as transgender, she headed back to her car with her girlfriend. I watched them from my apartment window as they packed up. My child looked up, and waved. Then she drove off. I closed the window. Tears rushed to my eyes. She’s saying goodbye, I thought. I’ll never see her again. This, of course, turned out to be malarkey. In the months to come I’d see her lots of times, and each time she seemed happier, and more herself. You’d think that as a transgender person myself, I’d...
  • American Civic Life Tries to Make a Comeback

    01/05/2019 1:37:16 AM PST · by vannrox · 20 replies
    townhall ^ | 1JAN19 | Salena Zito
    PITTSBURGH -- It's just before 7 p.m. on a frigid December night, and already the Allegheny Elks Lodge No. 339 on the city's North Side is filling up quickly -- both the long bar and the tables in the adjacent hall. There's a woman collecting for a 50-50 raffle. (You may as well give in; she won't take no for an answer.) Elks volunteers young and old are manning the bar and the kitchen, where the special tonight is a gourmet grilled cheese (black forest honey ham, Gouda cheese and bacon). Upstairs a six-lane sparkling white and red art deco...
  • Drag queen admits ‘grooming’ children at public library events that are part of worldwide program

    11/30/2018 6:41:54 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/30/2018 | Thomas Lifson
    Life Site News – which was banned and then restored (for now) by Twitter – has broken the news that a drag queen has admitted to grooming children to accept transgenderism and the other elements of the agenda through a series of indoctrination events held at public libraries, the “Drag Queen Story Hour,” which touts itself as an organization with chapters “all over the world.” Drag Queen Story Hour (DQSH) is just what it sounds like—drag queens reading stories to children in libraries, schools, and bookstores. DQSH captures the imagination and play of the gender fluidity of childhood...
  • Transgender ideology has left the campus

    11/28/2018 6:15:24 AM PST · by Salman · 34 replies
    The College Fix ^ | 11-28-2018 | Daniel Payne
    ... This kind of bizarre social development—in which a major global media company mandates that all of its hundreds of millions of users ignore basic scientific fact in favor of incoherent ideology—would not have been possible without the campus transgender movement. Those of us who follow such things have been warning for some time that this destructive weirdness will not stay confined to student unions and and LGBTQ Resource Centers; eventually it must boil over into the real world. Well, here it is: If you’re a social media user who doesn’t want to play along with the fiction of transgenderism—if...
  • Star Trek: Discovery

    11/23/2018 11:04:05 AM PST · by Red6 · 60 replies
    CBS ^ | Current | CBS TV show-
  • NY Times Slimes Megyn Kelly, Fox News as Racist: 'Sometimes It’s Tiki Torches...'

    10/27/2018 2:39:17 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies ^ | October 27, 2018 | Clay Waters
    NBC morning host (and former Fox News host) Megyn Kelly controversy is seemingly out at the network, after a politically incorrect discussion of Halloween costumes and so-called cultural appropriation caused outcry -- not at the puzzling phenomenon of liberals demanding Halloween costumes be policed, but at a clumsy comment Kelly made that was quickly spun as racist. TV writer James Poniewozik even compared Kelly's remarks to "tiki torches" at the Nazi march in Charlottesville. During a freewheeling discussion on her Tuesday show, Kelly said “So truly you do get in trouble if you are a white person who puts on...
  • Infectious Disease Rates Higher Among MSM Blood Donors Compared with Overall Blood Donor Population

    10/25/2018 8:42:32 AM PDT · by fwdude · 39 replies
    AABB ^ | October 15, 2018 | AABB Communications Kerri Wachter
    Boston, Mass. – The rate of infectious disease (ID) markers, such as those for HIV and hepatitis B and C viruses (HBV and HCV), in donated blood is higher for men who have sex with men (MSM) relative to blood donors overall, according to an analysis of data from more than 8.4 million blood donations collected from January 2017 through September 2018 by the American Red Cross. However, the ID marker rates for reinstated (1.44%) and newly eligible (2.0%) MSM donors were similar to those of first-time male donors (1.52%). The findings were presented at the 2018 AABB Annual Meeting,...
  • Ronald Reagan's daughter Patti Davis reveals she was sexually assaulted

    09/21/2018 9:03:21 PM PDT · by ZagFan · 74 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9-21-2018 | Hannah Moore
    The daughter of former President Ronald Regan and First Lady Nancy Davis has come out swinging in defense of Christine Blasey Ford, the woman accusing Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault. In a bombshell op-ed for the Washington Post, Patti Davis detailed her own experience with sexual assault, claiming she had been raped by a music executive nearly 40 years ago. Davis was joined with other high-profile figures, such as Alyssa Milano and Ashley Judd, and journalist Thomas Roberts, in sharing their stories of abuse and explaining why they did not report them or come forward at the time.
  • Paul McCartney slams Trump in new song: 'We've got a mad captain sailing this boat'

    09/15/2018 8:15:16 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 112 replies
    Paul McCartney slams Trump in new song: 'We've got a mad captain sailing this boat' By Aris Folley - 09/15/18 10:48 PM EDT Paul McCartney revealed in a recent interview that he took aim at President Trump in his new solo album, dubbing him the "mad captain" in one of his songs. During an interview with BBC published Thursday, the former Beatles bandmate said he took swipes at several climate-change deniers, including Trump, in a track, titled “Despite Repeated Warnings,” on his new album, “Egypt Station,” which was released earlier this month. The track includes verses like “despite repeated warnings...
  • The Spoiled Generations

    09/05/2018 5:09:43 AM PDT · by frnewsjunkie · 35 replies
    Sept 5, 2018 | Me
    This is a first for me. Kaepernick and the kids who have everything ... how did we go from when I was a young kid, to today's kids who have everything and seem to be hard pressed to find anything worth while. A spoiled generation... 2 generations. Bear with me while I tell you what I had growing up, and look at today's kids. My mother died when I was 4 and my father was in the war and I was raised by my grandmother. She lost her husband early in the flu epidemic, and she lost her daughter, my...
  • Jim Brown to blacks: Take 'responsibility,' don't blame Trump

    08/30/2018 11:23:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    One News Now ^ | August 29, 2018 | Michael F. Haverluck
    National Football League legend Jim Brown proclaimed on Tuesday that the black community must take ownership of its problems and struggles – rather than blame President Donald Trump. These comments come a week after the NFL great criticized professional football players who disrespect the flag and their country by not standing for the National Anthem – when he insisted that he would never kneel while the national tribute before games was being played. Now, Brown wants the blacks to show more accountability for the decisions they make and the predicaments they are in so that they will have less hardships...
  • Brown researcher first to describe rapid-onset gender dysphoria

    08/23/2018 1:39:34 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 66 replies
    Brown University ^ | August 22, 2018
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] -- For individuals with gender dysphoria, the conflict between experienced gender identity and sex observed at birth produces significant emotional distress. Until recently, it was unusual for a teen to report initial feelings of gender dysphoria during or after puberty without childhood symptoms. Clinicians have reported that this kind of gender dysphoria is on the rise, particularly for patients whose sex was observed to be female at birth. Additionally, the numbers of adolescents seeking care for gender dysphoria has increased dramatically. It is unknown why these changes are occurring. This month, a Brown University researcher published...
  • Generation E.A.: Ethnically Ambiguous

    08/22/2018 10:00:02 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 22 replies
    NY Times ^ | 2003 | Ruth La Ferla
    Mr. Jimenez, a model, has appeared in ads for Levi's, DKNY and Aldo, but he is anything but a conventional pretty face. His steeply raked cheekbones, dreadlocks and jet-colored eyes, suggest a background that might be Mongolian, American Indian or Chinese. In fact he is Colombian by birth, a product of that country's mixed racial heritage, and he fits right in with the melting-pot aesthetic of the downtown scene. It is also a look that is reflected in the latest youth marketing trend: using faces that are ethnically ambiguous. Ad campaigns for Louis Vuitton, YSL Beauty and H&M stores have...
  • [Vanity]What's Really Important?

    08/21/2018 11:00:20 PM PDT · by TBP · 11 replies
    Mee ^ | Today | Moi
    White farmers are being murdered and thrown off their land in massive numbers at the behest of their government. There is mass starvation in Venezuela. People have to eat their cats and dogs just to stay alive. In Myannmar, they're murdering Christians. They're also mass murdering Christians in India, as well as Sikhs, Muslims, Dalits, Assamese, Bodos, Manipuris, Dalits, and others. China is rounding up Muslims and forcing them into concentration camps, where they disappear, reminiscent of the Nazi Holocaust against the Jews. They're also burning down churches and persecuting Christians. They previously expelled the Buddhists from Tibet. And throughout...
  • When did parenting become so fearful?

    08/20/2018 1:32:41 PM PDT · by jonascord · 64 replies ^ | Aug 17, 2018 08:54AM EST | Malcolm Harris
    Why are Americans so suffocatingly weird about their kids nowadays? In a 2016 Pew survey, only 30 percent of parents said kids should be allowed to play in a public park unsupervised before they’re 13 years old, though the country’s streets have never been safer. And yet, this style of care doesn’t seem to benefit anyone involved: not kids, not society, and definitely not the parents themselves. Caregivers cling to their charges, afraid of everything and nothing in particular. We have to save the kids, but if pressed on why or from what or what are you doing, we can’t...
  • The Evil All Around Us Must Be Eradicated--By Us

    08/20/2018 9:58:07 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/20/18 | Katy Grimes
    There is no longer time for false civility while our state and country are being destroyed by evil doers. Evil is everywhere “Government has three primary functions. It should provide for military defense of the nation. It should enforce contracts between individuals. It should protect citizens from crimes against themselves or their property. When government—in pursuit of good intentions tries to rearrange the economy, legislate morality, or help special interests, the cost come in inefficiency, lack of motivation, and loss of freedom. Government should be a referee, not an active player.”—Milton Freidman Whether the topic is “Democratic Socialism,” or priest...
  • How to destroy a society

    08/19/2018 1:48:28 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 19 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 19 Aug 18 | Todd Wood
    If I wanted to destroy an enemy society, and had a long-term focus, wanted to do it stealthily, and effectively, to make the society destroy itself and the ability to defend itself, I would do the following: 1. I would destroy the religious ideals that built the country and held it together, allowing it to thrive and be exceptional. In short, I would destroy Christianity in the West. 2. I would destroy the family, the fabric of society. I would tear apart the nuclear family, that produced stable children, future contributors to the nation’s wealth and power. I would...
  • Christians in Hollywood: The Special Cross of the Artist

    08/12/2018 2:56:26 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 27 replies
    Angelus ^ | 2014 | Heather King
    “I realized coming here,”....“that it’s not that Hollywood was persecuting the Church as much as it was the Church was committing suicide in Hollywood. Big difference. I discovered Hollywood isn’t anti-Christian as much as it is anti-bad art. The problem is that we’re giving Hollywood schlock.” Barbara Nicolosi has worked in Hollywood since 1996 as a writer, producer, and production company executive. "We have a misconception now that we need to make propaganda for God as a response to the secular world. It’s triumphalistic, rah-rah, our side is the winning team. It doesn’t bring anyone over at all. The response...

    08/09/2018 12:39:48 PM PDT · by bitt · 40 replies ^ | 8/8/2018 | Jeff Deminisk
    Dear son, You're still young. Young enough to decide what you want to do with your life with all options on the table. Your life will be your own. Your choices your own. I'm only here to offer my advice, my guidance. As such, I beg you, please never become a police officer. Allow me to explain. When I was a young boy, I held police officers in such high regard that, as corny as it was, I would actually stop and stand at attention and salute them whenever they rolled by in their patrol cars in Rahway. When they...
  • Saw First Movie In Years (Vanity)

    07/31/2018 7:59:54 PM PDT · by RetiredTexasVet · 22 replies
    7/31/18 | RetiredTexasVet
    I saw my first movie in several years. Death of a Nation by Dinesh D'Souza. It was an advance showing at a local theater. The movie was outstanding, entertaining and well documented as would be expected from D'Souza. I'm sure there will be a lot of Progressive/Democrat heads exploding when the film is in general release. Like many other conservative films you may have to search to find it or as a last resort buy a copy of the DVD if not show locally.