Target ALREADY HAS “family bathrooms” that anyone may use, in addition to its men’s and ladies’ restrooms. The problem is that transgendered people find this “separate but equal” approach as offensive as the separate “colored” restrooms of the pre-Civil Rights movement. One teenager in North Carolina has refused an offer of a “unisex” bathroom because s/he says s/he is “not unisex.”
Besides, Target is PROUD of this stance they have taken — that’s why they have publicized it. Don’t expect them to take it back. The backlash they are experiencing right now is probably nothing compared to the backlash they will get from the Left if they back down.
January 29, 2014 at 10:22pm
As long as you’re not in charge of finding the best teacher’s.
January 29, 2014 at 5:19pm
Dear Blaze: You have not done a fair or accurate job of reporting this story, and as a result you have encouraged people who are already prejudiced against the south to believe they are justified in thinking we are all idiot hicks. That is one of the worst things a journalist can do — to feed prejudice, even unintentionally. If you want to read something helpful and accurate, go here: http://gizmodo.com/why-the-south-fell-apart-in-the-snow-1511566912
January 22, 2014 at 3:14pm
blinknight, we rarely march outside of clinics. We have prayer vigils outside of clinics, and you might be surprised at how effective they are. In my community we have shut down four of the five facilities that were there several years ago. Two of them have been converted to services for children: one is a pediatric dental clinic and the other is a Boys and Girls Club of America. The only abortion provider left is Planned Parenthood (thanks to tax dollars), and they recently closed “temporarily.” Prayer is powerful.
October 14, 2013 at 4:43pm
This enrages me, and I’m retired law enforcement. These officers are bullies — it’s that simple. Guys like this should be fired, because they can’t be rehabilitated.
Exactly what I was gonna say, Cavallo. If they are punished, it will be on paid leave.
With you 100% Catherine..I'm retired 8 ears now...thankfully, I didn't have to work with too many bozos like these 2...they didn't seem to last very long.
Have you heard about the Harris County officers involved in the illegal horse racing in Crosby, Texas ?
September 14, 2013 at 5:23pm
This guy just goes too far. It’s true that feminism has become wildly radical, but that doesn’t mean there is no need for legitimate feminism. Women still struggle against domestic violence, job discrimination, and sexual harassment. It’s true that many young people (men included) will lose what is left of their faith and their purity in college, but that doesn’t mean that young women should routinely be excluded from advanced education. It’s true that our culture is in the sewer, and that the changing role and view of women has had a lot to do with that, but let’s not go crazy. There is some middle ground to be had.
September 14, 2013 at 5:18pm
Dear Blaze: I’m not sure this is a Catholic “group” so much as it just one man — Raylan Alleman. And to the commenter who suggested he is a progressive, I don’t know how on earth you got that idea. He is a radical traditionalist, meaning even most conservative, traditionally-minded Catholics are to his left. PLEASE, please: do not judge the Catholic Church by this man.
September 12, 2013 at 8:39pm
Regarding the pope saying that you don’t have to believe in God to go to heaven: HE DIDN’T SAY IT. The HEADLINE claimed he said it. But if you read the article itself you saw no quote from him to that effect.
That's what I thought. More misquotes and myths to feed the grossly naive.
September 11, 2013 at 1:27pm
I realize there is a bigger issue, but I have a question. How exactly do we have a photograph of this? Shouldn’t this have been in an area without cameras? And if cameras were allowed, how did this photograph get leaked? If that had been ME taking my pants down and my photograph were provided to a news organization, I would be furious.
August 28, 2013 at 11:35pm
“…they don’t have the same rights as a [straight] couple,” he said.
I think he is confusing rights with privileges. They have all the same rights.
August 2, 2013 at 12:35am
If he makes no apologies and has no regrets, then apparently he was given enough of a suspension.
July 29, 2013 at 11:51pm
We do not have a Constitutional right to make public statements acknowledging we have stolen mail and slept on the job and expect that to be protected speech. Good grief.
July 29, 2013 at 11:49pm
If you want a PERSONAL SPACE, Shea, then my advice is to try an actual diary, and keep it at home, locked up in a drawer. Don’t post your thoughts on the Internet and then claim that as “personal space.”
July 29, 2013 at 11:47pm
If you have a public blog, and you have a very public job, how can you, with a straight face, claim that what you post is your personal business? Silly girl.
July 29, 2013 at 11:44pm
Exactly. This isn’t about being bra-less.
July 29, 2013 at 11:44pm
Here’s what’s shocking: how many Americans don’t understand that the First Amendment is there to protect POLITICAL SPEECH, especially criticism of the government. It isn’t there to protect you from blabbing silly remarks that will cause problems for your employer. She admitted to sleeping on the job, stealing mail, and ridiculing the people she interviews. It wasn’t funny; it was unprofessional and it was poor judgment. In the case of the mail (if it’s true) it’s ILLEGAL. People have been fired for much less.
This isn’t about free speech, or humor, or being bra-less on the air. It’s about embarrassing her employer and damaging her own credibility as a journalist. She needs to grow up and take her medicine.
July 29, 2013 at 8:58pm
And how about the McDouble Mini-Meal: a McDouble cheeseburger, small fries, and a small drink, for $3??
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July 25, 2013 at 7:16pm
Agreed, Paul W. This is embarrassing to me as a conservative, as a woman, and as a retired police officer. I’m particularly disappointed in his choice to insult the mentally challenged, who are not the target of his anger. Anyone who has a mentally handicapped child or other family member is justifiably offended by that language. It’s completely unnecessary, and completely unprofessional.
He’s in the same league with some of the guys I knew who loved expressions like “Women, dogs, and n—–s don’t need to be police” or “Hitler had the right idea; he just went too far with it.” Don’t assume that because someone wears a badge he is a hero; some very slimy people are attracted to law enforcement.