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Friday, February 05, 2016

In 100 days since entering the Syrian battlefield, Russia may have turned the tide in favor of its ally, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. The coalition of rebels backed by the U.S., Saudi Arabia and Turkey is in disarray as Russian airstrikes establish new facts on the ground. With U.N. peace talks suspended, the years long conflict is on the verge of taking a major turn as rebels begin to flee their stronghold of Aleppo. "Opposition forces are losing ground by the minute. We're looking at a nightmare humanitarian situation," said Rae McGrath of the aid agency Mercy Corps. read more


All started with big bad Reagan, eh? How about with Grover Cleveland? Or Garfield?


Are we just omitting the class warfare of the 1920's Red Scare?

Or are we just complaining about our decline since we decimated the world's #2 and #3 economies in WWII?

Our middle class is under tremendous strain because the upper tiers of our working class have collapsed. We have an entitled lower class that is unemployed and instead we employ imported labor, or simply buy imported goods.

Nostalgia ain't what it used to be.

I think the issue of bathroom access should be about transgender people, not cross-dressers.
#280 | Posted by rcade at 2016-04-25 10:26 AM | Reply | Flag:

Ummmmmmmmm cross dressers ARE Transgender.

#282 | POSTED BY LAURAMOHR AT 2016-04-25 10:29 AM | FLAG: | FUNNY: 1

Ummmmmmmmm cross dressers ARE Transgender.

It's not that simple. GLAAD defines a transgender man as "People who were assigned female at birth but identify and live as a man may use this term to describe themselves." It defines a transgender woman as "People who were assigned male at birth but identify and live as a woman may use this term to describe themselves." Neither of those definitions describes a crossdresser.

#286 | POSTED BY RCADE AT 2016-04-25 12:05 PM | FLAG:

That's the wrong question to ask. The question to ask is what happens when someone's bathroom use becomes an issue -- either through their own actions or those of someone else who mistreats them. If the person is a transgender, they explain that they are living 24/7 under the gender matching the bathroom they used. If the person is a crossdresser, they explain that they dress up sometimes as the other gender.
I think most reasonable people would agree that supporting the rights of someone living 24/7 under a self-identified gender is easier than supporting those of somebody who is just cross-dressing and self-identifies as their birth gender.


Seems like a lot of hot air has been expelled on this thread about transgender bathroom use when the proponents of "potty parity" (a misnomer if ever there was one) aren't agreeing on what constitutes an individual who has earned such "parity."

Folks just want to use a safe restroom, not sort out who is "just cross dressing" from who is "living 24/7 under a self-identified gender."


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