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Re: “First they come for your schools, then your speech

A great American liberal idol once said that public employees should not be allowed to form unions. FDR was right.

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Posted by Mike Gilmer on 10/03/2015 at 3:39 PM

Re: “State Police: suspect dies after high speed chase ends in crash

One less turd in the gene pool bowl.

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Posted by Mike Gilmer on 08/13/2015 at 6:12 PM

Re: “Animal welfare group criticizes poultry grower in LR press conference

Typical press stunt by vegan animal rights folks who want us eating nothing but kelp and leaves.

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Posted by Mike Gilmer on 07/09/2015 at 3:16 PM

Re: “Chaplain accused of sexual relations with Newport inmates had ties to Bill Gothard's ministry

I guess now all the right wing Christian sycophants of Gothard and the Duggars will rush to this guy's defense too now.

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Posted by Mike Gilmer on 06/20/2015 at 9:28 AM

Re: “Caitlyn Jenner isn't the only person in transition

Transsexuals should be treated with compassion just like any other mentally ill person. However, just to be clear, THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A "TRANSGENDER." There are two and ONLY two sexes, and except for the vanishingly small fraction of the population who are born with legitimate genetic sexual abnormalities, a person is exactly the sex his or her genitalia would indicate, and that his or her XY or XX chromosomes confirm. This remains true no matter what clothing choices, hormone therapy, or surgical alteration he or she might undertake to deny that reality.

A man who thinks he is a "woman in a man's body" is mentally ill. He (or a woman in the opposite situation) is suffering a serious delusion, as assuredly as the 80-pound anorexic who, despite all the evidence to the contrary, still believes she is too fat. Just as it would be wrong to assist the anorexic in dieting, or for a doctor to perform liposuction on her, it is unethical to humor the delusions of a “transgender,” or for a physician to perform surgically mutilations to assist with the disguise.

A person has a right to masquerade as the opposite sex, but he or she does not have the right to demand that we all play along in their fantasy, and those who do play along, in the mistaken belief that this is an “enlightened” and “tolerant” stance, may actually cause further harm to the person who is the object of their misguided indulgence. If a man, acting in the fervent belief that he has become a cow, takes to walking on all fours and saying only "moo," is he really helped if we "respect his choice" by putting him in a pasture and feeding him hay? Or would he be better served by your assistance in gently helping him out of his delusion?

As people suffering mental illness, so-called "transgenders" deserve not hostility, but compassion (at least for their condition, though not necessarily any efforts they make to characterize it as "normal.") However, that does not mean we should coddle them by accommodating their fantasies; an essential part of showing compassion would be to refuse to honor such a person's "choice," as their refusal to accept reality should have no bearing on our own recognition of it.
Our disdain should fall not on the victims of a "transgender" mental disorder, but should be reserved more for the politically-correct liberal idiots who indulge and reinforce their delusions by trying to legitimize their unfortunate self-deceptions.

Once the state of science has advanced enough that a person’s 23rd chromosome CAN be changed from XY to XX (or the reverse) I might even be inclined to admit that, "yes, OK, that guy really HAS changed his sex" (although I'll be damned if I'd want to see taxes paying for it.)

But until then, it's just the same as if I decided to dye my hair: I might look different, but I'm STILL a red head.

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Posted by Mike Gilmer on 06/07/2015 at 12:59 PM

Re: “Arkansas Supreme Court: Do as we say, not as we do

Why should the Arkansas Supreme Court rule on the issue before the US Supreme Court does? The US Supremes may settle the issue once and for all.

Posted by Mike Gilmer on 06/07/2015 at 12:57 PM

Re: “Cosmopolitan: Why were the Duggars made famous in the first place?

People have always been fascinated by train and car wrecks. The Duggars draw an audience just like the Naked Dating show, the Teen Mom show, the Jersey Shore show, the various redneck shows and all the others like them.

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Posted by Mike Gilmer on 05/28/2015 at 11:39 AM

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