Spong Bob? Burt and Ernie? I suspect there is someone seeing gayness everywhere, but it isn’t your kids. You should just schedule a massage on Craig’s List and relax in the company of a strong-handed professional.
 May 21, 2016 at 12:22pm
How can you say it is an anti-trump article if it’s true. That position reveals your childishness.
 May 21, 2016 at 12:20pm
You may follow a liar but don’t lie yourself. His campaign said that it was 4.5 million. Read the original WP article. The campaign said it wasn’t 4.5 million, and they will clarify the amount in the coming days.
We won’t forget who supported this man. We won’t forget.
 May 19, 2016 at 12:40pm
If you could clone yourself ten thousand times, you still wouldn’t have a fraction of the influence Facebook has. Hardly a child’s toy. It’s a fool’s mistake to underestimate the players on the board.
Yes, a great revolutionary once said, “Political power grows out of the forums of Facebook and TMZ.”
"It’s a fool’s mistake to underestimate the players on the board."
I couldn't agree more.
9And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them.
10And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.
11And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them.
 May 17, 2016 at 10:57am
Do you imagine the girls would continue to undress in front of the boys? Perhaps you also think that slumber parties have an erotic element? High school is still high school. Trans kids have a tough road socially. I have seen this firsthand with my trans patients. In the age of Internet porn, no boy is going to label himself trans just so he can be shunned and avoided in the girls locker room. Stop thinking of it as an 80s movie, and really engage with the reality. For a boy to make a decision that will alienate him from both the boys AND the girls, he must genuinely be in great pain. He may still be confused, and he may be trying a solution that won’t ultimately work. Nonetheless, it’s very unlikely that he is motivated by the chance to peak at a girl in undies.
Exactly, it's the perverts and there are a lot more of them than transgenders.
"Stop thinking of it as an 80s movie, and really engage with the reality." Great line and so true. The fear of a possibility doesn't trump someone's right to equality under the law, in this case the right to be protected under Title lX including it's 2014 sexual discrimination guidance.
Your patients? LOL Who was the shrink that said that "transgenderism" was a mental illness? I can't recall his name but he was the head shrink at Johns Hopkins.
And that boy's identity crisis must become the crisis of young girls???? Students can support fellow students in this crazy journey that is middle school, but I think that you are asking an awful lot for these young students at a time that is at best uncomfortable; very few middle schoolers are comfortable with their own rapidly changing bodies, let alone someone else's. Please! Show some empathy toward the girls!
Trannies are not gay. Many are still attracted to the opposite sex. Perverts need help, not a gov that continues to push their sick delusions. Just because they are sick, does not give them the right to take the rights away from 99.7% of normal people.
Again, we're not worried about the genuine transgendered. We're worried about the likely more numerous cisgendered perverts using them for cover.
 May 17, 2016 at 10:49am
To be fair, I’m not sure many boys would self-identify as transgendered just to go in the girls locker room (where the girls would be taking steps to remain covered). Being openly trans is not exactly a good strategy for social success in high school. Also, we still have yet to see any of the bad things that people seem to be worried about. It’s a bit naive to image that sexual predators have ever been dissuaded from acting just because they weren’t supposed to be somewhere. In fact, there have been instances of men doing something sexually inappropriate or even violent in women’s rest rooms. However, the frequency of those things hasn’t increased because of these changes in law. Even in states where it has been changed for years. Some men do terrible things despite the law, not because of the law. It is exactly the same as criminals who commit gun crimes. Obviously, more laws on the gun won’t change their criminal intent.
The problem is there will be some overly hormonal boys that would, hell I remember guys going into girls rooms when I was a teen back in the 1970s.
I don't really agree once the boys find out that can go in to take videos and such no one is going to think they are a real transgendered everyone will understand they are just doing it to see the girls.
Outside the schools it will be flashers and the millions of registered sex offenders.
There are so few real transgendered less than 1/2% that they are not a real problem
I’ve seen boys, on a dare, do crazy things. I have a straight nephew who put his sister’s bikini on as a result of a dare and went running down the beach. His friends did the same. Kids do crazy things all the time, some not safe. There should be rules. Even though they may not be trans, someone might decide to violate another person’s rights, just as a joke.
My nephew is now married, crazy in love, with his wife. One of the other boys is also getting married this year.
I always liked my privacy whether in the bathroom or getting changed, even when with other girls. I would have no problem with giving a transsexual private bathrooms. Give them the faculty restroom.
About your comment: "...we still have yet to see any of the badk things that people seem to be worried about."
I disagree, 3-4 years ago in my metro area there was a man following young women and girls into the dressing rooms at Target and Walmart. The man was caught and convicted.
What this law does is take away our right to prosecute the perverts.
Firey... Why do these laws take away the right to prosecute perverts? Did your city or state rescind laws against peeping, indecent exposure, lewd behavior, or sexual assault? I'm pretty sure not.
A woman exposing her vagina in a women's change room is not a crime. A transgender woman exposing her penis in the women's change room is a crime. Whether your city or state has decided to not prosecute these crimes may be a separate issue. I'm not aware of any transgender person wanting to expose their genitals in the change room as they don't want to risk other people identifying them in a manner inconsistent with their self-identity. If some guy is exposing his penis in the girl's change room, he's a pervert and sex offender. Jail him.
Answer one question...If it's as you say, why make it easier for perverts?
The problem, even as these girls have articulated, is not the legitimate transgender. It's the boys who would exploit a policy like this to do what boys do at that age...try to get a look at the girls.
The fact that people commit crimes despite the law is no reason to change the law in such a way as to make it easier to commit crimes and more difficult to convict them. People's fears are not going to waved away by unsubstantiated assurances that few boys will self-identify as transgendered just to go in the girls locker room, or by pronouncements that "we" have yet to see any of the bad things that people seem to be worried about, when a simple internet search produces multiple hits that list documented accounts of those very bad things happening. Neither will they be reassured when all of those accounts are summarily waved aside with the facile assurance that they could not possibly have had anything to do with the change in bathroom usage policy. They can smell a foregone conclusion that is immune to contrary evidence.
In the case of a locker room situation, allowing cis-gendered women to disrobe and expose private parts while getting dressed / showering but preventing transgendered women to do the same would be discriminatory. That's the whole point....transgendered people claim that they are uncomfortable using facilities designated for their birth given gender...and denying them full use of the facilities of their chosen gender is discriminatory.
Dealing with penises & vaginas is only part of the issue though. The other matter is with abuse of the law. There is a whole lot of grey space between glancing at someone and leering....between incidentally exposing oneself while dressing & doing so maliciously.
Makingout… What could possibly be easier for perverts then the fact that their is no law in most of the nation preventing them from entering a restroom/change room of the opposite sex, yet there is not a plague of perverts victimizing people. Yet, perverts regularly get caught and convicted by applying other laws.
And, again, you think these laws, such as the one in NC, make it harder for the perverts, but there are over 40 cities in country that have already tried it, and it didn’t make a difference. So, what you think makes it harder for perverts doesn’t work. Perhaps we should try something else that might work? But why do something proven to not work?
Where have you been? There have been men grabbing little girls, men showing themselves to kids and refusing to leave because the law says they can be there. There have been so many cases already and the perverts are coming out of the gutters, celebrating this new stupid law. Trannies usually look enough like women, you usually do not know. I think they need to make it penis's and vagina's.. If this goes through, women need to start going into the men's room and watching. You think men will stand for their privacy to be invaded, especially if you look and laugh. Just kidding.
You're on your own. I already provided examples of what I was talking about and will not get drawn in to a debate with you. If you wish to remain ignorant, that's your problem, not mine.
Tammy/Makingout. You are both being swayed by media attention. For most of the nation we went from having no law preventing a man from entering a woman's restroom (what possibly could make it easier for perverts) to having a law that still does not prevent a pervert from entering a woman's restroom (but does support a transgender person to specifically do so). Media attention has only made it seem like there are more perverts out there, but the 40+ cities that enacted laws preventing a man from entering a women's restroom have not shown any fewer cases of perverts getting caught. Same rate as before. Your focus on media reports distorts the reality.
Now, if you could show that those 40+ cities had fewer incidents of perverts getting caught in the women's restroom, you'd have a case to support biological gender specific restroom laws... and I would be convinced to change my position. My position is based on facts and so far no one has provided any facts get me to reconsider. Media reports are not facts.
But, as I have also said in other posts, my personal concern is not with transgender rights; it's about my own rights to privacy. And while some hot-heads say they will shoot/assault the first man they catch in the women's room, what is my recourse when some idiot accuses me of being transgender and doesn't allow me into the restroom when I need to go? How will you respond? There are already media reports of this happening. And there are far more people that will be wrongl
Actually, we have seen non-transgendered male perverts using the cover provided by laws to gain access to women’s/girl’s rooms for purposes of voyeurism (and occasionally worse). I seriously doubt that real sufferers of ‘gender dysphoria’ are doing any of this ****, but there being no standards of what qualifies as a real transgender person is a problem. I’m thinking that the cutoff point (no pun intended) should be when the person has been on hormonal therapy for long enough for its effects (re. secondary sex characteristics) to be apparent.
Yeah, keep thinking that.
Well, logically, because you and others cannot respond to my questions with new facts, I have to keep thinking what I think. I would change my position if new facts were presented and I would not ignore them to avoid the discomfort of admitting that my previous views were wrong. I'd have to be willfully ignorant or a hypocrite to do otherwise.
Some have the view that it is a fact that laws such as the one in NC will help protect people from perverts, but I have the fact that over 40+ cities have already tried it and it didn't make a difference. Other have the view that is fact that there will be more perverted incidents in restrooms/change rooms if there is a law that does not prohibit men from being in the woman's restroom/change room, but I have the fact that except for the 40+ cities and NC, there are current no laws preventing a man from being in the women's restroom already, so why haven't the perverts already been abusing this absence of laws?
ptwonk, Yeah, keep thinking that.
@ptowonk - You are being ignorantly obtuse. That is your right. This was not an issue last year. Why make it an issue? Now that it IS an issue, more and more will see the opportunity to take advantage.
This article expresses the issue quite concisely.
Half - I've read all about it. The young man in question has obviously taken advantage of the confusion. He has, in my opinion, demonstrated indecent exposure and there are existing laws in Washington State to address that. It is a singular example.
Perhaps he is wanting to be a test case of the legality of the new rules (or he wants his a** kicked). He apparently - wrongly in my opinion - thinks that all the other laws on indecent behavior (exposure, lewdness, peeping, etc.) were annulled; they were not. What he should end up with is a criminal conviction and registration on a sex offenders registry. Too bad the pool staff were idiots not to protect the patrons of their business and call the cops. When the man ends up in jail, others will not be repeated his foolishness.
Believe it or not, there was no law in Seattle preventing a man from being in the women's change room before the transgender policy was brought in. The same laws that addressed perverts then still apply. The man and perverts like him will be caught and convicted.
@p - I had a response written, but after having perused your posting history I deleted it. It is painfully obvious that you are naught but an agenda driven troll. You would not accept any argument accept complete capitulation with your current perversion of choice.
I've repeatedly provided logical arguments and have asked questions that I would like to know if there answers to. I admit having a disdain for people that cannot provide a logical response. For the most part I respond in reference to specifics of the article or comments made back to me. I'm mostly respectful with the exception of those whose only response to me is a personal attack (GitR being the sole example of someone who only attacks and trolls and has managed to get under my skin). And you would be hard pressed to find personal attacks ever initiated by me in my posting history.
So let's see. You didn't respond to the content of my post. You did decide to call me a troll and a pervert. You have provided no arguments of your own. And your posting history might be best described as drive by shootings. Who's the troll?
If you don't want to reply or join the discussion, don't.
ROFL!! “I know you are, but what am I?” Great troll response!
Anyone that wanted to take the time to actually read my post history will find that my “drive by shootings” have stemmed from a history with people on this site. Much of this lately has stemmed from the TrumpRumper community that curiously showed up about the same time that you did.
From your posting history, it is obvious you only show up to “stir the pot” on your favorite leftist topic du jour. You really couldn’t care less about the responses of others as you sit in your mother’s basement in your Cheetos-stained, Wonder Woman Underoos waiting for the chance to champion your next perversion.
I wonder what will strike your fancy next… Anthropomorphic global coolin… I mean warmin… err climate change? Abortion (60,000,000 and counting in my life time)? Macro evolution (could you please start with abiogenesis?) How about that pesky Constitution and the ridiculous number of amendments? Gay Marriage? Hmmm… I wonder if you have hit the pedophile story yet.
You are a leftist troll, and I am done feeding you here.
Yikes. An off-topic personal attack from a conservative fascist troll. I'm honored.
 May 16, 2016 at 10:15am
Think about your position for a minute. Do you know any intolerant athiests? Do you know any tolerant Christians? Unless you’re a hermit, the answer to both questions is “Yes.” Intolerance is a human trait not a Christian trait. I’m not Christian, but I do see many in my practice. Without question, religious people are more proactive about bettering themselves. For example, religious people are more likely to seek my help earlier in their addictions. That isn’t a hard-and-fast rule, but it is a trend. Religious people seem to be more likely to battle their own shortcomings because they believe doing so is a moral imperative. That characteristic has great value, and is lacking from the philosophy of athiests. Again, these are trends not rules…
 May 16, 2016 at 10:05am
There has been a solid body of research on this question, and religious people tend to be happier than atheists. However, the data shows that it doesn’t matter which religion a person holds – Christians aren’t happier than Muslims, for example. The data also shows that religious people are more resilient (they recover more quickly from emotional stressors).That doesn’t mean atheists are unhappy, or immoral. I believe that you are telling the truth and that you did raise a moral and happy family. It also doesn’t mean that God is the reason for their increased stability. In fact, it’s probably the act of believing that confers the benefit. That’s why the effect persists despite the variety of religion. If you take 5 minutes and go to Pubmed or google, you can verify all these results.
 May 15, 2016 at 11:39am
No one being intellectually honest could assert that isn’t trump’s voice. C’mon…at some point you are going to have to get your head out of your a–!
Trump is controlling the news. You fell for it so he is controlling you.
Who needs to look at where one's head is now?
 May 12, 2016 at 2:57pm
It’s a bit ironic that people on this board always insist that people should comply, comply, comply when the person being stopped is a black guy. However, in this case most are saying he was right to not comply. A strange double standard to anyone who is an honest thinker.
 May 12, 2016 at 2:55pm
The law in Philly clearly states a permit is required. Just download the philly application for a gun license. It’s all right here.
 May 12, 2016 at 1:29pm
Right on, Maggie. FYI though, many practitioners have lowered the expected pre-op time to one year living as the other gender. Although, I wouldn’t say it has become a new “standard.”
May 12, 2016 at 1:26pm
Everything in your comment is false. Are you a liar or an idiot? Maybe both?
There should be healthy discourse on this topic. It’s important, and people are entitled to different viewpoints. People are not entitled to lie in order to make a point. That’s cheap and childish. I know you aren’t enough of a man to apologize, but maybe you’ll at least checkout the real data yourself.
 May 12, 2016 at 1:22pm
Jenner did comment on this stupid rumor. The comment that came through a rep was:
“Not worth commenting on such an idiotic report. Of course it’s not true.”
Try Google…you’ll be amazed at what you find if you take two second to look beyond The Blaze.
 May 12, 2016 at 11:15am
I can clearly see the principle involved in asking for transparency. What principle supports keeping the secret? Remember, he is volunteering for this job.
[-1] May 12, 2016 at 11:02am
This is a stupid rumor. Transitioning back is almost unheard of because of the requirements that must be met prior to surgery. In addition to the years of hormone therapy, people are required to live as the other gender for a full year before surgery will be performed. That requirement is taken VERY seriously because no doctor wants to be sued by a disgruntled patient. Additionally, there is extensive psychological testing to help ensure that the decision isn’t whimsical or motivated by psychopathology. For some reason it angers people here that she could make the decision and not regret it. I don’t know her at all, but I do work with many transgendered people, and there isn’t typically regret after transition. It’s worth noting that about 40% of my trans patients identify as conservative, and about half (with significant overlap) say that religion is a big part of their life. This doesn’t only impact people dissimilar from you. Eventhough it is very rare, it does effect the whole spectrum of people.
Not sure what would make you think this is a "stupid" rumor. If it was, Jenner would be defending his decision — it’s sort of his style. He may be a woman, but Jenner is not and never has been timid. I would expect him to react to this “rumor” by now if it was one. More to the point – this is being reported across the web and crosses political boundaries — like this has something to do with it. Ego – you seem to be taking this news personally. It’s basically frivolous tabloid news and does not appear to be politically motivated that I can see.
He didn't get his dingy chopped off so it's easy enough to go back.
May 10, 2016 at 1:59pm
C’mon everyone…this is a pretty silly example of a coverup. Even the janitor at State would realize that deleting a clip that exists widely in other places on the internet would create much more of a scandal than just leaving it in place. We have to use commonsense when evaluating things like this. I have no illusion that they are capable of all sorts of chicanery, but I also realize that they aren’t idiots. No one at State would overlook the optics of such a ridiculous attempt at deception. Much more likely, it got clipped by a third party video editing firm who is responsible for creating these highlight reels, and didn’t pay close enough attention to the significance of the cut.
Silly or not it's a blatant manipulation of the official historical record, something which is expressly prohibited in the constitution. As for the email mess with Hillary, ignorance of the law is NO excuse. I find it amazing that either Clinton is still walking around free. Both should be locked up, their criminal enterprises seized, liquidated and the keys to their cells thrown away.
 May 6, 2016 at 9:44am
This is so illustrative. The core issue is that trump supporters don’t actually know what conservativism is. It’s great that you love those things, but that doesn’t make you conservative. Any more than loving bagels and Streisand makes you Jewish. Conservativism has intellectual platforms and premises of which they are totally ignorant. For example, conservatives don’t necessarily “love guns.” Whether or not you love them has ZERO to do with preserving the right to own guns as stipulated in the consititution. Trump supporters confuse wanting stuff they like with being conservative. It’s shocking how close that is to leftism.
Wow. You are really stupid. The polls all showed trump ahead in the primaries. A fact that trump frequently made mention of. The polls accurately showed trump winning last night. You are so dumb as to cite the polls repeatedly when they are in your favor, but pretend they are junk when they show your man losing? The polls are accurate. They have been accurate this whole time. Be a man and admit you screwed us all.