Chris Christie Signs Transgender Student Rights Bill

CBS News reports:

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie signed legislation Friday requiring the state to give guidance to public schools about policies for transgender students, including blocking the schools from forcing the students from using bathrooms that conflict with their gender identities. The civil rights group Garden State Equality applauded the Republican governor for signing the measure saying that Christie took a stand for LGBT youth.

The law was passed by the Democrat-led Legislature after school districts around the state began passing their own rules to allow transgender students to use whichever bathroom they choose. The state education department said last year that districts should pass policies to explain how they handle gender identity issues, but didn’t suggest what they should say.

Among the requirements of the law is that the state give guidance on students using the name, pronoun and dress that corresponds with their gender identities. Schools would be blocked from requiring transgender students from using bathrooms that conflict with their gender identities and at a minimum would have to find β€œreasonable alternative arrangements.”

Christie also signed a bill barring the sale of cigarettes to those under 21 years old. New Jersey is fourth state to do so, following New York, California, and Hawaii.

  • unclemike

    I…I just…

    Hmmph.

  • Reality.Bites

    Christie is still waiting to sign a bill calling for a ban on Splenda.

    • MonochromeMouse

      He thought this bill was to get rid of the school’s ban on trans-fats. He will be mortified once he realized he’s actually helped real people.

  • Joseph Miceli

    I guess he’s kind of like Lisa Murkowski now. Like her he does not owe the Republican Party a damn thing . He degraded himself for Trump and then Trump screwed him over. I guess he knows his career in politics is over and now he just wrote his conscienc his career in politics is over and now he just votes his conscience . If only he had done so years ago , and wasn’t a dick .

  • vorpal 😼

    =pinches self=
    =pinches self again=
    =seems to like it a little too much=

    I’m… kind of shocked.
    Maybe he’s finally trying to be a good role model to his kids so they don’t torture-murder any more dogs or spout out a nonstop deluge of lies for Trump.

  • zhera

    How does a state elect a Democrat majority Legislature and then Chris Christie for Governor?

    • Chris H.

      People get bored with the corrupt party that holds the governorship and they go elect the other corrupt party hoping for something different. Don’t worry we still have our share of crazy republicans, but at least they don’t control everything. He was re-elected in 2013 because of Superstorm Sandy. I will give him credit there and he did a pretty good job pre and post storm.

      • Ninja0980

        Yup, he vetoed marriage equality for no reason at all other then politics.

      • jerry

        “…post storm…” Other than those towns whose mayors refused to support his re-election campaign. Some places are still waiting for the promised help.

        • patric2

          Yeah, the suggestion that he did a pretty good job post-storm seems to indicate a pretty superficial knowledge of his actual record post-storm. Leadership requires more than a willingness to be photographed cooperating with a President of the other party who is despised by the base of your party. Christie’s record post-storm is actually pretty bad as is his record generally as governor, as demonstrated by the multiple credit downgradings, etc. I’d have more respect for those who fell for him who are willing to just acknowledge that they made a horrible, horrible mistake.

    • Steverino

      Even California has done that a time or two. The most recent case was when Der Boobengrabber was elected governator.

      • margaretpoa

        I remember Pete Wilson being elected when I was there. An authoritarian tyrant if there ever was one.

    • thatotherjean

      Maryland did it because the Democratic candidate’s only campaigning point was “Vote for me; I’m not a Republican!” Besides that, he had nothing. I voted for him anyway, but I wasn’t exactly shocked when Larry Hogan won. Lucky for us, he’s somewhat better than Chris Christie.

      • Swing voters in blue states will vote for a Republican sometimes. Similar voters in red states would vote for Satan himself over a Democrat.

    • A series of corrupt Democrats. Christie got re-elected on the strength of his working with Pres Obama during/after Hurricane Sandy. His poll numbers plummeted soon after.

    • Dagoril

      Watch a few episodes of Jersey Shore. Then report back πŸ˜‰

      • zhera

        Hell no!

        • Dagoril

          Ok, Z-Wowww, calm down! πŸ˜‰

    • Ranger One

      They mistake brat, bitch, spoiled idiot for strength.

      But they are fat babies, small hands, weak egos, baby thoughts, baby goals, ego stroking, goodbye dreams.

  • Skeptical_Inquirer

    It’s possible to do one good thing yet still be a super asshole. He did do that dick move in regards to the beach a few days ago.

    I don’t like this guy but since Jared hated him and Trump loved to dump on him, I’m not seeing him having much info about Russia or things of that nature. He still should spill what little he knows.

  • houstonray

    Well, compared to what’s going on now in Texas with our legislature in special session just for a bathroom bill, color me surprised. I can still hate most of what you’ve done Chris, but for this, I will say thank you. May others follow your example.

    • JWC

      Your governing body are just mean spirited Like a dog with a bone .Nothing will ever be gained from their opposition but they will just not let go The Pit Bulls of Politics

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    Well, it’s not as if his poll numbers could go any lower, so he must figure, why not? A good move, but a cynical one on Christie’s part.

  • JWC

    Christie comes to the party late oh well better than never

    • Christopher

      Good thing he did too! There were snacks left for the other guests. πŸ˜‰

      (Yeah, I know. I’m a dick.)

      • JWC

        Nevair quoth the Raven

  • Adam Stevens

    He’s probably trying to get the transgender students comfortable and relaxed. That way their appetites will increase, and they will fatten up a bit.

    You know. So he can eat them.

  • Lazycrockett

    At this point Christie doesn’t care. He will just sign something and go back home till the end of this term.

  • margaretpoa

    Wow. Stopped clocks and all. Still “reasonable accommodations” always = segregation.

    • thatotherjean

      But it’s better than what the Republicans wanted; so props to Christie, whyever he signed the bill.

  • JWC

    an insincere move from a lackluster government OH Fizzle

    • robindaybird

      I think we’re seeing Chris “What Fucks? My Fuck Fields Are Barren” Christie. He’s term limited,and the Republican Party – namely Trump made him humiliate himself, and Christie got bupkiss in return.

      He’s still a complete dick, but he got no reason to follow the Republican policy, so we may see more surprise moves like this because why be loyal to Herr Apricot.

      • JWC

        with Trump Loyalty is definetly a one way street Demand and Denial

        • robindaybird

          And the sooner more Republicans realize they’re going to be turned on the moment they no longer dance to Moochalini’s tune, the more likely we can get something going.

          • JWC

            Suckmyleemi has been on for 2 days and I already dislike

          • -M-

            The moment when, in Trunp’s opinion, selling them out provides him a momentary incremental advantage.

      • Homo Erectus
      • kareemachan

        When I worked at a bookstore in Portland, a goth couple came in leading another young adult in chains and wearing fake (hopefully) tusks over his canines. (The store appealed to people like this) We immediately dubbed him Tuskboy.

        Christie reminds me of this submissive Tuskboy who has finally broken free of his chains. He’d probably rampage, but he’s too heavy, so he’s doing this instead.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada
    • Princess Lardass

      Let’s see Scaramucci do his Mango & Mr. Peepers impressions.

      • peacfulseas inWA

        Let’s not!! Never cared for either skit.

    • Hank

      who is the guy on the left?? I am not clicking with the face.

      • Princess Lardass

        Chris Kattan

      • Jean-Marc in Canada

        Chris Kattan as Corky Romano.

    • boobert

      He’s more like a bitchier closeted Mario Cantone to me. Looks like an arranged marriage to please the family . https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/bf6e77b9c2319cf89e0a6fdedb2b89e415c8138bccfc3cd64062c08e1e96034f.jpg

      • boobert

        He’s pretty much said that sarah is too ugly for tv by criticizing her hair and makeup. Wait till he starts on kellyscam and bannon, lol.

        • Nowhereman

          Yup, because as everybody knows, the most important thing is how they look on TV…

          • Reality.Bites

            Since they can’t tell the truth or lie convincingly or entertainingly, yes, the least they could do is look good.

    • peacfulseas inWA

      I’m more incline to see him as Dan Aykroyd”s Irwin Mainway Toy Salesman selling ” Bag O Glass “.

  • robindaybird

    When a man is term-limited and been utterly screwed out of furthering his political career after debasing himself, they’re not inclined to toe the party line.

    He’s still a douche-canoe, make no bones about it.

  • Hank

    I cannot believe, that Christie is doing something, that does NOT benefit Christie!!!

    • Hank

      Did he sign it, while sitting in his beach/whale chair???

  • Hank
    • PickyPecker
      • BudClark

        The country is crumbling; the infrastructure is crumbling; society is crumbling … and El Presidentissime is playing fcukin’ GOLF

    • JWC

      Donny as a CEO says WHAT and his minions plan and budget and build Donny as Prezsays WHAT and thats as far as it goes No one is there and if they were he has pissed them off

    • m_lp_ql_m

      Is the Mexican Wall not considered “infrastructure”?

      • Hank

        LOL… the only ones, that may still be talking about the Mexican Wall are the White Supremacist Nazis! Everyone else in politics, knew, that it was NEVER a practicality, politically or financially!!
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYZKrn7Bbl8

  • fuzzybits

    He may be an ineffectual ass hat most of the time,but I’ll give him props for doing this.

    • kareemachan

      I’ll give him .0001 props.

      ETA: Not trying to minimalize something good for trans people. Just him.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    Meanwhile in other, other news…it seems Richard Spence had a meeting with William H. Regnery II, who happens to be his biggest ‘donor.’ Naturally, I went there….

    https://twitter.com/sirlthr69/status/889202987037589504

    • Rebecca Gardner

      Love It!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

      Someone needs to update Mr Regnery’s Wikipedia page.

      It’s disgustingly benign.

    • JT
      • Joanbbilodeau

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    • perversatile

      I will never tire of seeing Richard Spencer beat-down to Hollaback Girl https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RaEEdS4N_qc

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    • Daveed_WOW

      Make that TWO punchable faces!

  • Max_1
  • Nowhereman

    Well, Donnie Two Scoops won’t be calling him for that upcoming Attorney General slot…

  • Ninja0980

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-one-area-where-trump-has-been-wildly-successful/2017/07/19/56c5c7ee-6be7-11e7-b9e2-2056e768a7e5_story.html?utm_term=.9cda2728962e
    This will always, always be among the most damaging effects of Trump’s election.
    And make no mistake, this isn’t Trump’s doing.
    It’s the doing of a Republican party that did a Merrick Garland routine to more then 50 seats on the Circuit and District court levels the last two years Obama was in office and stupid Democrats who insisted on being bi-partisan again and again with stupid blue slips and other things when they had control.
    Democrats don’t take the judicial branch seriously, Republicans do.
    And that is one of the main reasons we lose again and again, in the present and future.

  • Homo Erectus

    Yea!

  • Blake J Butler

    Krispie Kreme christie, thank you.

    Now go away so a real governor can take over, not a bully rethuglican.

  • SoCalGal20
    • Ninja0980

      πŸ™

    • kareemachan

      This is sad. Manatees are the bestest of sweethearts, from what I know.

  • greenmanTN

    At this point Chris Christie is nothing more than comic relief. He can’t be re-elected by law.

    If this were an an AGATHA Christie novels it would be called “Hercule Poirot And The Case Of Who Gives A Shit?!”

    He sold his soul to Trump, still didn’t get picked, yet is still tied to His Turdness, and his political future is basically compost. So, so sad,

  • Dagoril

    Yep, we are in the Mirror Universe again. Oh look, there’s Walternate and Bolivia.

  • SoCalGal20

    OT but did we know that Lawrence O’Donnell hosts a program about politics on PBS called The Open Mind?

    https://twitter.com/kylegriffin1/status/889206442145845249

  • SoCalGal20
    • Ninja0980

      Not going to happen anytime soon/

      • kareemachan

        Hush yo mouth.

    • JWC

      Madam I applaud your thots

  • JT
    • JWC

      reminds of Disney’s Hippos in Tutus

      • ClevelandJim

        Minus the grace and beautiful lines, lol

    • Blake J Butler

      at least it isn’t his camel toe he had when he wore those baseball pants. Danny Devito as Oswald Cobblepot wore it better.

    • kareemachan

      I just threw up. A LOT.

    • PickyPecker
    • bambinoitaliano

      Is that why he signed the bill? Looks like he need to go.

  • Lazycrockett
    • JWC

      But none in the Trump camp nothing to laff at there

    • fuzzybits
    • Friday

      Says the “President” needing ego-boosts from the actual Christian lunatics who think they’re actual ‘witch-hunters.’

      A cowardly and superstitious lot, those.

  • Lazycrockett
  • Lazycrockett
    • DaddyRay

      lol

    • kareemachan

      I don’t have an iPhone. What happens?

    • Paula

      That was cute.

    • NZArtist

      Must be an locale thing. Doesn’t work here in New Zealand. Grrrr….

  • kareemachan

    Huh. Was this a big middle finger to drumpster for not appointing him to something or another? Or a last-ditch effort to not be the worst guv in America? Both?

  • thom

    The President is tweeting at 4pm on Sunday afternoon… something has him upset. πŸ™‚

    “As the phony Russian Witch Hunt continues, two groups are laughing at this excuse for a lost election taking hold, Democrats and Russians!”
    “It’s very sad that Republicans, even some that were carried over the line on my back, do very little to protect their President.”

    • Lazycrockett

      Out of Chocolate Ice Cream!!!!

      • thom

        Lol. Spit out some Tequila with that comment. πŸ™‚

      • Dreaming Vertebrate

        Dumpf: I want my two scoops NOW !!!!

      • UrsusArctos
    • Natty Enquirer

      Baby woke up badly from his nap!

    • Friday

      Guess that month of more-working-on-his-golf-swing ain’t improving his twitting form.

    • Skokieguy [Larry]

      Oh President Ladyfingers, the Russians are laughing, but not for the reason you think.

    • PeterC

      The republicans are NOT THERE to protect the president: But the President IS to be there to Protect the People, ;and then the republicans can back the President.

  • SoCalGal20

    This is the funniest shit I’ve seen in a while. The fact that it is an official communication from the WH and it’s the best they can do is not.

    https://twitter.com/mattmfm/status/889211760451899393

  • SoCalGal20

    What story is about to break? Trump is bitching about the Witch Hunt and Rs not protecting him and Pence just released a ridiculous official statement talkin about how awesome Trump’s first sixmonths achievements are.

    • JWC

      and they don’t even have “writers” for this shit

    • Cuberly

      Yeah, what the heck is going on? Though I’d say this sounds more like his communications guy, not donnie.

      https://twitter.com/planetepics/status/888839344504672256

    • Cuberly

      Yep, something’s going on. Though I’d say this is from his social media guy, not donnie.

      https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/889217183930351621

      • Friday

        I think you’re right, as false a that claim even may be, I’ve never seen Drumph get a sports metaphor *right,* now that I look at it. My guess is hs golfing trip means he already had the big meltdownand someone else has had the autopen for acouple days.

    • PeterC

      I also assume that Pence is the person who selects the people for Trump’s staff. A right wing religious fascists that Pence likes.

  • JWC

    O/T did Trump ever make an official comment on the condition and health of John McCain?

    • PickyPecker

      Yes. Said something to the effect that McCain was a ‘crusty voice’ in the senate and that he needed McCain’s vote.

      • Gianni

        Yeah, I heard him say that. Plus, after saying the usual ‘Get well soon’, he said, “We miss him.” Somehow, I couldn’t quite swallow that, coming from Donnie.

      • Homo Erectus

        I thought he said “I like Senators that don’t get cancer”.

    • houstonray

      Yes he did, the standard PR written statement and at the end he said “Get Well Soon”. You know, like he’s got a cold or something.

      • houstonray

        Here it is:

        Melania and I send our thoughts and prayers to Senator McCain, Cindy, and their entire family. Get well soon. https://t.co/fONWVlmYyz— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 20, 2017

        • 2guysnamedjoe

          Buy did he lay out three bucks for a nice card?

      • JWC

        Trump and the Tramp has no class

    • -M-

      He there was a very generic White House press release relaying his and Melania’s sympathies and later a tweet that basically repeated it.

      The “Get well soon!” ending was not just unoriginal and impersonal but perhaps in poor taste since it’s very unlikely.

      • BobSF_94117

        I assumed the “get well soon” was payback for all those times he’s been “troubled”.

  • Friday

    Well, unless this law’s full of weasel-words, I think Christie at least realized he’s not impressing the other cons and may as well do a decent thing for once. Come down to it, only haters could think, “We need to pick on trans kids as ‘tomboys’ and ‘sissies’ more” is somehow a good education policy.

  • Cuberly
    • Natty Enquirer

      “Dunking one’s face in the bowl is for ANIMALS. Now, fetch me some tuna tartare.”

    • SoCalGal20

      I had a cat that liked to drink water out of drinking glasses and that’s how she’d do it. But even she didn’t do it laying down like that lol.

      • Gianni

        I do have a big boy kitty who gets all his drinks out of his own big glass of water that I keep filled on the kitchen table for him.

      • Karl Dubhe

        My cat has one glass of water on the table, which must be kept full. And he drinks out of the toilet too.

        Really classy cat. πŸ™‚

    • Max_1

      Passed out Diva Cat…
      … Way too much to drink.
      http://viralgifs.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/cat_2muchtodrink.gif

      • Cuberly

        lol…messy drunk kitty….

      • JCF

        “Shhhh! Kitteh had ‘Book Club’ last night…”

    • Daveed_WOW

      Beulah, peel me a grape

    • Moebym Reborn

      My cat sometimes drinks with her paws. Other times, she dunks her head into the water bowl with plants in it. I don’t understand her.

      • Cuberly

        I remember visiting a friends house once where I saw his cat dip his paw in the water dish then artfully wipe it on the floor, then proceed to lap it up. He did it a bunch of times, and I was sitting there watching thinking….wut?

        I’d never seen a cat do that before.

    • BobSF_94117

      This is what happens when you let your cat watch too many Roman period pieces.

      • Cuberly

        ….or a cat secretly going through a Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood phase. Minus the brotherhood part of course.

  • O/T: Keep your eyes on this ABC/Washington Post Poll — generic Congressional voting intention by party. 538 keeps track of it and rates it as an A+ — the most accurate by track records. Right now, the difference is 14% – (12% adjusted difference) in favor of the Democrats. This means a bloodbath next November for the Republicans with control of the House to the Democrats, perhaps a 50 seat shift, and holding all current Senate seats and perhaps picking up Nevada and Arizona. If this amount continues to increase in favor of the Dems the Republicans will start to panic — something they are not yet doing. 538 keeps track of the Congressional polls here — https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/congress-generic-ballot-polls/?ex_cid=rrpromo
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/822bbd8c94e860d406c87d092eba0edf78a7364a437a722c80d24cee3333023a.jpg

    • Lazycrockett

      Way to early Eddie, way to early.

      • Is that why Ryan and McConnell don’t give a damn? Makes sense.

      • OdieDenCO

        dream, the impossible dream.

    • Friday

      Then shh. πŸ™‚

    • Blake J Butler

      Still too early, but there will be blood to pay for no repealing the ACA, refusing to support repealing the ACA, and not replacing the ACA with their shitty bill.

      We have the budget to work with coming up soon,and after that campaign season is back in swing in the new year.

      He hasn’t implemented anything yet, i am thankful for that, however thought it is still Obama’s economy and he will try to take credit for an economy he trashed months ago because it was slow growth, but will then rave about how good it is. Stealing credit like the grifter he is.

      Congressional elections are the big ticket here. going after the competitive and leaning districts that voted for Hillary but against trump. Also local elections to fund support for those higher elections from school board all the way to the governors mansion.

      Let’s also not forget we have two big elections this year to support people. Two that we have very good chances for a pick up and retain a governorship in Virginia and New Jersey.

      Think ahead but not too ahead, but still keep these things on the brain. Besides men and liquor like i do as a coping mechanism these days.

    • Scout
  • safari
    • PickyPecker

      punctuation is too correct for that to have come from dear leader.

    • Karl Dubhe

      Does he still not know how your nation’s government actually works?

      That’s impressive in its stupidity.

      • safari

        Actually Wednesday is the day that the GOP launches their all out assault on the democratic party for russian collusion.

        • safari

          This is just a teaser.

        • Lazycrockett

          Control 3 branches of the government and this is the best they can do. sad.

    • OdieDenCO

      ask not what your country can do for you but what you can do for donny.

  • Elliott

    Sweet waters from foul wells.

  • Lazycrockett
    • DaddyRay

      Praise Jeebus

    • JWC

      we knew that from the beginning he is Russia to

  • Hanwi

    I’m confused…

    a) he’s actually doing something
    b) he’s doing something good

    I don’t get it….

    • 2guysnamedjoe

      He’s rebranding himself. Back around 2014, he was vetoing marriage equality and putting the kibosh on the new rail tunnel between NJ and NYC; he did these things to boost his street cred among the right wing ideologues who vote in republican primaries. The next time he runs for office, he can point to this law he signed Friday and say, “See, I’m not like those nasty repugs you’ve come to hate over the last few years.”

      • Skeptical_Inquirer

        I hope the rebranding doesn’t work. I’m tired of stories where one gesture, no matter how big, is supposedly redeeming.

      • Hanwi

        Sounds logical from a political standpoint but I just don’t think he has it in him.

        Either way it’s a nonstarter, everyone hates him.

        • Skeptical_Inquirer

          The problem is if he won, the GOP would make nice and he would make nice in return. I don’t see him pulling Murkowski. She had to do a write-in campaign to get her seat. Not a fan but having your party run a tea nut against you probably pissed her off hard.

      • Friday

        Too little, too late, in all likelihood, but he got in bed with the Trumpublican Christian Right and got the shaft despite taking his public image from ‘I think I’m a boss’ to ‘I’m a toadie now cause I got caught.’ But a half-hearted middle finger to the ‘crusade against trans kids’ the GOP has been reduced to did fall under his pen. Why not?He already humiliated himself and got jack shit.

    • PeterC

      I would guess that he does not want to end up with a reputation like Trump’s, so he is starting to mend his ways.

  • Blake J Butler

    Mic.was doing a bit on how the democratic party is failing by refusing to follow Sanders’ demands and will lose next year unless they do follow him.

    Bernie bots coming at with he is too a democrat, he just left because of the DNC’s favoritism…… blah blah blah. She was loyal to the party and supported its candidates, he didn’t he only supported a minority of them that he felt were worthy of his endorsement.

    What is the fucking deal with this man. He has nothing to back up besides bills that have nothing to do with most of the shit he spews about with his grandiose ideas, but little none results.

    So they acknowledge that he left the party, but that it was ok because he was cheated out of the primary bullshit, but it is ok for him to think about running next time as a democrat again and there is no hypocrisy there.

    • SoCalGal20

      .Mic needs to go away.

      • Blake J Butler

        It’s getting worse. the bots are coming out in my resistance group because Sander’s name keeps getting brought up as a candidate for 2020.

    • Tiger Quinn

      He’s their Trump.

    • m_lp_ql_m

      How to spot a Russian hacker (in practice, if not in actuality):
      1)BernieBro
      2)Hillbot
      3)Someone who still continues to blame one of the above for Trump.

    • Skeptical_Inquirer

      bernie is too old for 2020. I say this about Hillary as well so I am not playing favorites.

      • Friday

        Hillary’s still sharp, though. Not that I expect her to run again.

        • jimbo65

          And if by some bizzaro world chance she did run, it would be satisfying to see the crooked mantle being passed on to 45.

          • Friday

            What are you trying to say? If she runs, I’ll vote for her, assuming no one better turns up. If she doesn’t because of age, it’ll be cause *she* decided so and has better standards than the weenies who whined and bitched ’45’ into office.

          • jimbo65

            Oh, I would vote for her too. What I meant to say is, with all we’ve seen with 45’s administration, it’s clear that he’s really the crooked one, not her. She never was. Sorry for the confusion.

      • Blake J Butler

        I understand her time is over and I respect that from her dealing with left wing assholes and right wing assholes, not just the far right.

        But it is ironic though, she is several years YOUNGER than he is, and she got told she was too old to run by his supporters.

        He has a lot of negatives with him, a lot that Hillary never touched upon, that republicans were getting wet dreams about running ads against him for the things he’s said and done, that he couldn’t handle like she did.

      • bambinoitaliano

        No Clinton and no Bernie. Their time have passed. Bring in some new blood.

    • Cuberly

      What the heck brought all this on? Seems like today has seen an avalanche of pro-bernie bots posting some really inane shit all over.

      • Friday

        Panic on the streets of Macedonian suburbs.

      • Blake J Butler

        The article made no sense, it was just a matter of a paragrah and a pro-bernie anti-democratic party message that made no sense.

        The only thing i caught was a message about protesting that the democratic party needed to listen to.

  • DaddyRay
    • Friday

      Black Somali immigrant Muslim cop shoots New-Agey Buddhist Australian lady trying to report possible rape… Through his partner’s door… …Lesbian police chief pressured to quit. There’d already been complaints about this guy’s treatment of women behind a badge.

      Seriously, the likelihood is the guy just wasn’t thinking, but don’t give the Right the ammunition by putting people who clearly can’t hack the job behind the badge. Find someone who can hack it, put him on dispatch, or wait.

  • greenmanTN

    Wait a minute. Chris Christie did something decent?!

    https://i.makeagif.com/media/8-18-2015/_Ac4xq.gif

    • grada3784

      Even a blind chicken will find some feed.

    • JCF

      Broken Clock Moment.

  • Rebecca Gardner

    OT but Trump is going on what is perhaps his most insane twitter tirade to date.

    https://twitter.com/BikerBecca/status/889245320168837121

  • Ninja0980

    https://twitter.com/thehill/status/889165473195188226
    Will some of the Berniebots understand that nothing was rigged against him and that POC and LGBT folks among others rejected him?
    That we need to let go of identity politics is a dog whistle many of us know all too well.
    And

    • Cuberly

      I waded into some of that “discussion” online earlier and boy-howdy. Sure seems like a shit ton of bots are taking the bait and running with it. Not to mention there’s a hell of a lot of white commenters/bots lecturing POC that they SHOULD be voting for Bern.

      I have no clue how much of that shit is real or just faked bs.

      • Ninja0980

        Some of it is fake BS but much of it is sadly real.
        The Clintons record on LGBT rights isn’t perfect but they risked a hell of a lot more fighting for us then St. Bernie ever did.

      • Friday

        Half his *votes* inmost places were in open primaries or caucuses. THey responded to polls as people who would vote in the general election for Drumph regardles, go figure.

    • SoCalGal20

      The way to take care of Bernie is to clean his clock in the primaries. I will not vote for him in the primaries if there’s ANYBODY else running.

      • safari

        I suspect any prosecution of his wife’s time running that college may also play a role in his downturn. There is a rumor, but just a rumor, that he was involved in pushing the loans that couldn’t be paid back.

        • Treant

          Prosecution. White Senator’s wife. You’re funny.

        • SoCalGal20

          The fact that he’ll be 78 should take him out. I hope a younger, actual Dem makes a run.

          • Homo Erectus

            I’m watching Joe Kennedy – but then I’m partial to gingers.

          • SoCalGal20

            Joe Kennedy and Kamala Harris!

    • Treant

      Shrug. Unless Trump runs as a Dem, Bernie will be my second (or lower) choice.

    • JWC

      Bernie shutup anf go AWAY!!

    • Blake J Butler

      It’s fucking ridiculous.

      He supporters demanded he be awarded the nomination, for being the runner up.

      Let’s get one thing straight, there were others you had O’malley, Chaffee and that conservative DINO twit Webb, and then you had bernie. So no one say anything about how it was stolen from bernie because it wasn’t he just fucking sucked so bad at outreach, made horrible decisions by going to the vatican instead of campaigning like he should have. He was rejected in millions of votes and a lot of delegates.

      Hillary had decades of loyalty to supporting democrats and working with them, bernie has a track record of being difficult to work with as well as not having a record of supporting democrats down ballot.

      It was his job to persuade POC and latinos to support him. All he got were a bunch of straight white men and those people weren’t even guaranteed to vote for him.

      If anyone knew anything about being dealt a sore talk to hillary about 2008, but in the end she did what was best for the party. He didn’t he created a monster that spoke about wallstreet and super pac’s instead of the bigger and more important picture.

      • Ninja0980

        Indeed, when it became clear she couldn’t win, Hillary step aside and told her supporters to back Obama without question.
        Bernie dragged the primaries out until the end even though it was clear he couldn’t win and poisoned the well the entire way.
        Many of the folks who flipped from Obama to Trump (and there have been interviews confirming this) in part because of him.
        He is POS, simple as that.

    • Friday

      That’s cause ‘Berniebots’ were never progressive, never mind for socialist democracy. Only ‘Anti-Hillary,’ that’s why they could not and would not ever articulate an actual progressive *policy.*

    • Hanwi

      If he runs as a Democrat I’ll be outside myself. Haven’t Democrats learned a damn thing, he is a Socialist! Let him run on a his own Socalist ticket, he does not belong anywhere near the Democratic Party!!

    • Rebecca Gardner

      Fuck You Bernie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      Fuck You very hard!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • safari

    O/T: Anthony Rapp and Wilson Cruz will be love interests in the new Trek, which is nice. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/anthony-rapp-star-trek-discovery-gay-romance_us_59741567e4b09e5f6ccfc97b

    • djcoastermark

      I’ve had a thing for Wilson Cruz since he was in “My So Called Life”.

      • Homo Erectus

        “Coffee Date” did it for me.

    • Natty Enquirer

      ‘Bout time, huh? And not safe-for-the-straight-guys lesbians, either.

  • Lazycrockett

    Tonight’s Feature Presentation on TCM.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oCJ0fJX1i8Q

  • Rebecca Gardner
  • Brooklyn Joe

    a stopped clock is right twice a day?

    • coram nobis

      Unless it’s digital. Of course, there are the ones that flash 12:00 forever.

  • SoCalGal20
    • Sam_Handwich

      grassley’s twitter shorthand always gives me a chuckle.

  • Ninja0980

    https://twitter.com/DKElections/status/888397361923469312
    Not a surprise at all.
    For those folks who don’t remember, this is the *#@ who tried to primary Richard Hanna twice because he *gasp* was an elected Republican who supported LGBT rights across the board.
    Can’t have that in the Republican Party can we?

    • djcoastermark

      Sheesh, another republicu, Oh, wait, can I say that ?

      • OdieDenCO

        i’ll allow it

      • Adam King

        Is that like a curlycu?

      • Ninja0980

        In her case, yes.

      • Mikey

        I like to use a Γ§, with a cedilla.. it just looks so much classier

    • JCF

      “GOP congresswoman hurls anti-Italian ‘mafia’ slurs”

      Paging Scaramucci! [Oh, who I’m kidding. He sacrificed his ethic pride w/ the rest of his principles]

  • DaddyRay
    • JCF

      Please Dear Lord, may that be his obit. Godspeed!

  • DaddyRay
  • thom

    I swear this is not a joke…
    Michigan 2018 Race:

    Robert “KidRock” Ritchie (R) 30% (+4)
    Debbie Stabenow (D) 26%
    Undecided 44%

    @DelphiAnalytica
    https://t.co/sZ8NlYwYDn

    • Christopher
      • Adam King

        Yes. Look for an avalanche of abrasive, racist C-list celebrities following in babyman’s footsteps, with the drooling deplorables and the desperate-for-ratings TV press cheering them on.

        • djcoastermark

          That is so spot on. How true true true !

    • Sam_Handwich

      in the comments to the linked article, someone posted this tidbit about the pollster

      Domain: delphianalytica.org
      Registrar: GoDaddy.com, LLC
      Registration Date: 2017-07-06
      Expiration Date: 2018-07-06
      Updated Date: 2017-07-06

      • Sam_Handwich

        also, their Twitter account was established only this month

      • thom

        Thanks for that… grain of salt, and all that. I guess in the time of Trump this seems entirely too likely

      • JCF

        FAKE Poll: SAD!

  • i’ve been very disappointed in Jersey for not bringing him down sooner, for all i approve of his actions with these two bills. the bottom line is he’s a criminal, like a drumpf jr, only for new jersey, and everyone knows it. there was a minute there when it seemed like someone in the LEO community would get him, but that came and went and he’s still plaguing all of us. i worry greatly it will be the same for the Syphilitic Traitor and his russian mob buddies.

  • Austin Bennett

    Broken clocks and all that…

  • Hue-Man

    I’m trying to be as optimistic as Gerald Ford when he took office.
    My fellow Americans, our long national nightmare is over.
    http://watergate.info/1974/08/09/ford-remarks-on-taking-office.html

    • Friday

      If Pence says that it’ll be just before raising a Dominionist flag in place of Old Glory, will be what he means. (They only consider other Fundies ‘Fellow Americans.’

  • SoCalGal20
  • coram nobis

    Balkin’s legal website has a point:

    … the Supreme Court’s 1915 opinion in Burdick v. United States, which addressed the pardon power:

    “This brings us to the differences between legislative immunity and a pardon. They are substantial. The latter carries an imputation of guilt; acceptance a confession of it. The former has no such imputation or confession.”

    https://balkin.blogspot.com/2017/07/pardons-are-for-guilty.html

  • JT
    • JCF

      Aw! <3<3

  • DaddyRay

    Liev Schreiber Took His Son to Comic-Con Dressed as Harley Quinn

    https://twitter.com/CGBPosts/status/888579657221763072

    • Skeptical_Inquirer

      I must confess I prefer the BTAS version of the Harley outfit.

      • Lazycrockett

        Yeah this one just looks like dive bar skank.

        • Skeptical_Inquirer

          The BTAS outfit speaks of the history of the Harlequin figure. They could’ve done something sexy like patterned tights with a matching hat or hairstyle that still pointed to what her name represents.

          • Lazycrockett

            I haven’t seen nor plan on seeing Suicide Squad but is Harley still a former psychiatrist?

          • Skeptical_Inquirer

            I haven’t seen the movie either due to middling review but she’s still a former psychiatrist madly obsessed with the Joker.

          • -M-

            Middling? The trailer was a better movie.

    • thom

      I’ve always had a crush on Liev. Now I’m in love.

      • JCF

        I’ve long had a crush on Liev’s ex (mother of this child): Naomi Watts.

    • Friday

      Honestly, if that wasn’t the kid’s idea, he shouldn’t have done that. If it *was,* the papers shouldn’t say ‘He dressed his son like that.” Makes it sound like the kid was forced into it.

  • SoCalGal20

    This piece from Politico passed through my twitter feed. It’s an interesting read.

    “How the GOP Became the Party of Putin”

    How did the party of Ronald Reagan’s moral clarity morph into that of Donald Trump’s moral vacuity? Russia’s intelligence operatives are among the world’s best. I believe they made a keen study of the American political scene and realized that, during the Obama years, the conservative movement had become ripe for manipulation. Long gone was its principled opposition to the β€œevil empire.” What was left was an intellectually and morally desiccated carcass populated by con artists, opportunists, entertainers and grifters operating massively profitable book publishers, radio empires, websites, and a TV network whose stock-in-trade are not ideas but resentments.

    https://twitter.com/politico/status/889258877241483265

    • Ninja0980

      Not just them but many on the far left as well.

      • Friday

        I still think there’s a hundred trolls trying to ‘repeat the feat’ for every ‘far leftie’ naive enough to think everythign should be believed if they aren’t overtly-right-wing. It seems most of the people they can actually fool just want to elect the right figurehad and expect benevolent monarchy so they can maybe finish school and be able to afford patchouli again or something.

    • Friday

      Bang on. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    • zhera

      Remember when Putin wrote an op-ed in New York Times (I think)? That was the beginning of a long game, a game he’s still playing.

    • JCF

      Before I read the article: does it emphasize the impact of Russia’s anti- “gay propaganda” law (I think passed in 2013)? I believe that was HUGE in influencing the Teabangelicals, “Hey, this Putin guy’s ALRIGHT!!”

      • JCF

        Yup.

        “Russia has been targeting the American right since at least 2013, the
        year Putin enacted a law targeting pro-gay rights organizing and
        delivered a state-of-the-nation address extolling Russia’s β€œtraditional
        values” and assailing the West’s β€œgenderless and infertile” liberalism.”

  • Skeptical_Inquirer

    OT: (Not a documentary, BTW, but part of a fun Youtube series) I don’t think Americans have evolved much since the Salem witch trials. Also notice that when the Governor’s wife was interrogated at 13:21, things started to wind down. Even Ryan Bergara, who believes in ghosts at the drop of a hat, denies that witchcraft had anything to do with this. Unfortunately, I can imagine most of the GOP base go “Burn, witch, burn! Burn, witch, burn!”

    https://youtu.be/B_ZaFmX72EY

  • thom

    UhOh!!!!! The President has his phone back!


    “If Republicans don’t Repeal and Replace the disastrous ObamaCare, the repercussions will be far greater than any of them understand.”

    I cant imagine this gets any Republican to support his HC bill. But what do I know?

    • Friday

      I wouldn’t put any money on him having his phone back.

  • Lazycrockett
    • SoCalGal20

      “That’s a nice Congressional seat you’ve got there. Be a shame if something happened to it.”

    • OdieDenCO
    • Friday

      Also his speech pattern and vocabulary. Neither of those are consistent with his usual shit before.

  • SoCalGal20

    So what stories are the NYT and WaPo working on?

    https://twitter.com/realdonaldtrump/status/889273320574783489

    • Cuberly

      Is Scavino worried about losing his job or something? No way those are donnie tweets. That’s his social director keeping the pilot light on while Donnie plays golf.

      • SoCalGal20

        Donnie’s not playing golf at 8:30pm.

        • 2guysnamedjoe

          He has Marine One hover over head with spotlights. It’s been his dream since age four: to stay out playing even after the streetlights come on.

        • Cuberly

          True.

      • Friday

        “Golf” could mean “Psychotic break” you know. πŸ™‚

    • Leo

      Depending on who on the interwebs you believe, both the NYT and WaPo have direct transcripts and a TV network apparently has a recording they were all asked to hold for the sake of the investigation.

    • Sam_Handwich

      why he seem to think Amazon is some sort of dirty word?

      • SoCalGal20

        You know he’s just jealous.

      • JT

        He associates it with strong women.

        • Friday

          Or expects others to. πŸ™‚

      • Skeptical_Inquirer

        If only we had Wonder Woman’s lasso . . . maybe he is afraid it’s real.

    • Blake J Butler

      Amazon doesn’t work in online and print journalism.

      Another Covfefe ?

      • Sam_Handwich

        Jeff Bezos owns both WaPo and Amazon

        • Blake J Butler

          I know both, but all of these except for amazon do not do journalism.

          • crewman

            It’s pretty vile actually. Trump is strongly implying that he will hurt Amazon if Bezos doesn’t direct Washington Post to go easy on Trump. Trump hopes the Amazon stock holders will panic and put pressure on Bezos.

    • Friday

      Sounds like Don The Con is having senile conniptions at various walls, while the new ‘commmunications director’ is handling the impersonations. Which are a bit off speed, to be honest. Maybe Drumph is getting golf-carted into a consular plane from the golf course he needed a sudden month of intensive golfing at, now that Kislyak’s recalled. πŸ™‚

    • Sam_Handwich

      Blah blah blah blah Blah blah blah/blah! Sad!

    • safari

      Something is coming down the pike. This will be a rough week.

    • thom

      Yeah, got a feeling something will break soon.
      Sessions firing?
      Human traffiking via Trump Model Management?
      Jr. spilling the beans?
      Mueller getting access to taxes?

      • Friday

        I’m still betting something already broke and it’s Drumph. Various cons would be trying to pull a Soviet maneuver like about dead premiers and stalling. Only prolly not permanently.

        • 2guysnamedjoe

          Like what the Kremlin and the Vatican used to do? A week after a Dear Leader’s demise, spokesmen report that he’s resting, or being treated for a bad cold.

          • Friday

            In this case I think it’s more like covering for an episode they didn’t know where it would go, but yes. πŸ™‚

    • boobert

      He hates the NYT so much that he gave them his latest crazy man interview !

      • Friday

        Apparently so much he learned to capitalize wrong, but not in the usual way, a lot. πŸ™‚

    • KnownDonorDad

      Yes, keep calling it the Amazon Washington Post, because Americans totally don’t use Amazon.

      • Cuberly

        Jeff Bezos was recently touted as approaching the most richest of the rich. Could that have been a bit of a rub for Donnie boy?

        • KnownDonorDad

          I think you hit the nail on the head!

          • Cuberly

            WaPo, one of his biggest critics, breaking news that delivers a daily if not hourly side-winder. Bezos created something, flawed yes, ambitions yes, but he worked hard to CREATE something. Amazon has become ubiquitous.

            Bezos wasn’t piggyback off of others finances, robbing them blind. Donnie was busily alienating financial markets, nobody wanted to back him. Then he found foreign investors, exploiting the Trump brand in a bid for global relevancy.

            Yeah, that’s gotta sting, a LOT.

    • zhera
  • Leo

    So Twitter’s going nuts on rumors Schneiderman’s investigating Trump Model Management for human trafficking. I’m tired and on my third glass of Merlot.

    • Homo Erectus

      Wait – I’ll join you.

    • SoCalGal20

      No merlot but I will have some pie. πŸ™‚

      • Ninja0980

        Out of booze but I do have my hubby… have to see what I can get out of him.;)

        • thom

          U cant get pie out of your…. oh wait, i see what you did there. πŸ˜‰

      • 2guysnamedjoe

        Me and Tuux just had some real nice pie — a strawberry rhubarb for him, and pecan for me. All is not right with the world, but at least something is.

        • SoCalGal20

          Sounds delicious!

    • SoCalGal20

      Btw I HOPE that’s true that he’s being investigated for that!

    • JCF

      Maybe depose Melania? {fingers crossed!}

  • JT
  • Sam_Handwich
    • crewman

      It’s the kind of review you give a Dear Leader.

    • Friday

      Yeah, that ain’t him, even. For starters, Drumph wouldn’t know who Lou Dobbs *is,* even if he wanted to lie about something. πŸ™‚

    • DaddyRay

      Fake News

    • PeterC

      Lou Dobbs is an idiot.

    • KnownDonorDad

      S.C. = keep it as far right as possible. Reg cutting = infantile “take away two for every new one.” Stock market = OK, that is indeed doing well. Jobs = have we seen a significant uptick? Border = talk of a ridiculous boondoggle of a wall that hopefully will never happen.

    • Dreaming Vertebrate

      Poor Donnie, so desperate for a little luv – cause Daddy gave him NONE!!

      • Friday

        Just millions of dolars. At least twice.

        • Dreaming Vertebrate

          Money ain’t the same as love.
          Donnie was given plenty of filthy $$$ but not a hint of ❀︎.

    • JT

      A Lou Dobbs breaking wind exclusive.

    • boobert

      Is he in some kind of meltdown mode today ? I thought he was going on a 3 week vacation in NJ ?

      • Friday

        I believe this is the case.

    • thom

      Lou’s Thursday night show — with the “A+!” praise — just re-aired on Fox Business Network an hour ago https://t.co/Ercx8tjOBZ

    • Friday

      Actually, you know, I’ve been through many indignities in life, but I’m seriously typing on a medium and trechnology where I could darn near access the sum of human knowledge and I’m going, “That’s a stand-in for the ostensible “President” of the United States cause it’s a bad impersonation of his particular illiteracy.” (New guy in the position,right?)

      Gods. What the fuck is wrong with people?

    • djcoastermark

      Oh donnie, I wouldn’t go applauding yourself for getting a patty on the back from Loud Obbs.

  • Henry Auvil

    He must have had a very satisfying enema this morning. Or he just wants to piss off Trump who jilted him. Who can figure out the motivations of these freaks?

    • LesbianTippingHabits

      Wouldn’t “Thank you” be a better – and more effective – response?

  • thom

    Nice! FoxNews is airing a special that is tearing apart the GOP. Saying the GOP is close to collapse. And also saying white middleclass people are discriminated against. Lol

    And u know Trump is watching. Tweets are going to b fun tonight, and aimed at republicans

    • Friday

      That’s not necessarily a great sign, the way Faux News has been trying to normalize like Nazism for better than a decade.

    • SoCalGal20

      Continuing to brainwash white people on how they’re being discriminated against, which is a LIE perpetuated by Fox and the GOP isn’t good.

      • thom

        You’re right, it’s populist bullshit and completely devoid of reality.
        I was thinking of the unhinged tweets that might come of it. But the bigger picture is horrible for this propaganda to be seen by millions

        • SoCalGal20

          Hmmm…I thought I replied to this. Anyway, I get it. And, yes, on the small scale seeing some more of his ranting tweets could be amusing. But in the bigger picture, as you say, not so much. Ugh, I just want a normal president again. Is that too much to ask for?

    • KnownDonorDad

      I’m skeptical…why would they run something detrimental to the GOP?

      • JCF

        Want to replace it w/ TrumParty.

        • Friday

          Or Pencemurdoch-istan.

      • thom

        So, i watched the first 5 minutes. It was BONKERS apparently the host claims that the GOP is about to collapse because they oppose Trump too much.

  • Sam_Handwich
    • Leo

      What time is McConnell holding the vote by the way? Anyone know?

      • Sam_Handwich

        i dunno. Collins said sometime on Tuesday

        • Leo

          Wait, COLLINS said Tuesday? I have a bad feeling about this. Like the three women said no but some shit’s getting pulled last minute.

          • Sam_Handwich

            Collins said that on some show this AM.

            thing is – no one even knows which “bill” they will be voting on.

            i can’t see anything passing

          • Skeptical_Inquirer

            I’d say no just on principle whether I was GOP or not. It’s like being given a blank contract and being told to sign and the rest will be written in later. Oh, hell no to that.

          • SoCalGal20

            They’re supposed to be voting on Tuesday and nobody has seen the fucking bill they’re voting on. Gee, that sounds familiar.

          • Skeptical_Inquirer

            i think that McConnell’s bitchy behavior towards women including the women in his party is biting him in the ass.

          • Lazycrockett

            Yeah trying to shove women back into second class citizenry does seem to insight anger.

          • Ninja0980

            Not only that but also the fact some of these folks political inspirations of their own and he is wrecking them.

    • Skeptical_Inquirer

      To put it bluntly, no Senator is going to go along with the Turtle if it means they lose their job the next time they go up for a vote. They’re not going to face angry crowds with pitchforks and risk having someone who loses a kid or spouse try to run them over with their truck just to make Bitch McConnell feel more powerful.

    • Friday

      Well, we can all be glad they hope he stabilizes from his, err, sudden month-long ‘golf vacation. ‘ πŸ™‚ Or, you know, whatever.

    • Michael R

      Can he top this idiot drivel ?

      ” As they get something, it gets tougher. Because politically, you can’t give it away. So preexisting conditions are a tough deal. Because you are basically saying from the moment the insurance, you’re 21 years old, you start working and you’re paying $12 a year for insurance, and by the time you’re 70, you get a nice plan. Here’s something where you walk up and say, β€œI want my insurance.” It’s a very tough deal, but it is something that we’re doing a good job of. “

      • Dreaming Vertebrate

        Dumpf is so ignorant and detached from reality.
        I am convinced he is an absolute MORON.

  • SoCalGal20

    Mooch got caught on a hot mic this morning. Off to a fantastic start as communications director!

    https://twitter.com/chrisgeidner/status/889286908370669568

  • LesbianTippingHabits


    Politically sophisticated progressives should thank Governor Christie for signing this legislation. It’s always a good idea to express appreciation for progress.

    And that means leaving partisan criticism on other issues for another day.

    You always want to give political leaders a reason to do the right thing.

    Thank you.

    • leastyebejudged

      Politically sophisticated Progressives look at this comment and laugh out fucking loud, and wonder why it is you’ve no curiosity as to what it is he’s getting out of this.

      • LesbianTippingHabits

        Well, now that you mentioned it, I do have some curiosity, but nevertheless, positive action should be encouraged. Otherwise, it discourages other political leaders from doing the same. Thank you.

  • houstonray
  • Michael R

    What does this tell you about this idiot :

    Scaramucci threw his weight behind the Trump campaign only
    after his first two preferred candidates, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker
    and former Florida governor Jeb Bush dropped out .

    Kellyanne Conway knew EXACTLY what a fraud
    Trump was when she worked for Ted Cruz .

    Same sleaze factor .

    • leastyebejudged

      It tells me that he must have something of great value for the Trump admin to want him at all. I wonder exactly what that is.

  • BudClark

    OFF-TOPIC, sorta: (political rant below)

    Update on Belle … thank you ALL for your GENEROSITY! We couldn’t survive without you.

    =====================================================================

    Dear Friends,

    Belle is home, with her right hind leg in a cast … it turns out it
    WAS broken. She’s fine, and is making the most of being pampered and
    carried everywhere (chuckle). The cast is supposed to come off in ten
    days.
    She LOVES her pain-killers . She gets them twice a day in a small ball of raw hamburger. CHOMP! and they’re gone … unlike giving pills to CATS (chuckle).

    We still owe the vet $500. About $200 has come in. We either make a
    payment to the vet and do without food, meds, etc., or … I don’t know
    what.

    The people IHSS have sent for me to interview to replace Luke have been HORRIBLE so far … just HORRIBLE!

    Anyway, if you can help, please send money to Raymond H. Clark at GoFundMe, or to Leo I.
    Long Jr. (that’s Luke) at Western Union, and be sure to e-mail me the pickup code:

    [email protected]

    Von’s and Trader Joe’s gift cards help too. Those are the only
    supermarkets within wheelchair distance.Please send those to Leo I. Long
    Jr., 37826 Bankside Drive, REAR APARTMENT, Cathedral City
    CA 92234-7831.

    If you send checks or money orders to the above address, be sure they have YOUR complete address, name, phone number, AND e-mail address. The bank and the corner Money Mart are getting REALLY hard-nosed about cashing personal checks. I can understand … I haven’t written one in YEARS. We do EVERYTHING on the computer, except deposits.

    THANKS FOR ALL YOUR HELP!

    Bud, Luke, and Belle

    ==============================================================================

    A side note: this is all happening BEFORE the Republicans cut or do away with Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, Food Stamps, Section 8, etc. If they manage to kill all THAT, they will also kill ME and thousands of children, disabled, veterans, the sick, the elderly … and that by ANY definition is PRE-MEDITATED MURDER!

    Why do they hate humanity so much???

    What is HAPPENING to our country, and why aren’t people of goodwill out in the streets 24/7 like they were during the civil rights and Vietnam war protests?

    NOTHING is going to protect lazy Democrats (and those for whom Hillary wasn’t “pure” enough) when this holocaust ignites. And I don’t think “holocaust” is too strong a word. Nobody has yet been able to accurately calculate the number of people who will lose their health insurance and DIE because of the Republicans.

    I come from a small town in rural central Florida. Bartow Regional Medical Center serves most of the county. It, along with other rural hospitals, will be hardest hit by this Republican perfidy.

    I’m afraid of both a Second Civil War AND a Second Constitutional Convention, but unless the Supreme Court can act, our government will be paralyzed for a generation with impeachments, recall elections, etc.

    Of course, there IS a simple solution: an unprecedented ONE HUNDRED PERCENT TURNOUT of ALL people of goodwill for the 2018 mid-term elections.

    How much does your country matter to YOU?

    I’ve voted in every election since I became eligible. I now have to vote absentee by mail because of my disabilities. If your state has no-fault vote-by-mail, DO IT! It lessens the chance of Republican tampering, since those votes have to be counted by hand, and provide a paper trail.

    Sorry! I know I’m ranting, and mostly preaching to the choir on this wonderful forum, but Pastafarius-Damn-It, I’m MAD!

    PS. – Good on Gov. Blimp, I guess.

    • Hanwi

      I searched gofundme and I didn’t see you, do you have a link?

    • Hanwi

      I’ll shoot you over something on Thur morning, I’ll have a lil extra scratch that day. Take care of Belle, precious lil gal!!

  • JCF

    How soon till Congressional Rethugs (led by Creep Pence) try to undo Bjue State accomplishments in Trans equality?

    • djcoastermark

      I am sure they are quite ready to pounce.

    • KnownDonorDad

      It’ll be something insidious – they can’t realistically pass an anti-ENDA, but I’m sure Pence will push the religious freedom (to discriminate) angle.

      • Skeptical_Inquirer

        And that’s when all the minority religions need to demand their slice. If Christians get to do X then so do Muslims, Satanists, Jews, Buddhists, pagans, etc.

        Also, the Christian sects are liable to attack each other.

        • leastyebejudged

          The Satanists need to step up their legal game, frankly I am disappointed in them, for surely there must be MANY who are lawyers.

    • leastyebejudged

      I’m still not convinced they will not come for our marriages.

  • June Gordon

    Transgender! Transgender! Transgender! I fully support their rights, but it seems like the issue has totally sucked all the oxygen out of the room.

    • KnownDonorDad

      Well, the religious right ginned up controversy over bathroom use, so that has led to a lot of attention.

    • DaddyRay

      We fight the battles that need fighting and don’t neglect any of our family

    • leastyebejudged

      If we do not step up at this assault on them, we surely will be next.

    • Blake J Butler

      Well June, the republicans are obsessed with sex more than ever, so much that they try to legislate sex on their books.

      Bathrooms are the latest republican talking point, and since they believe that transpeople are equivalent to sexual predators they believe this is to combat sexual assault towards children. Meanwhile dictating that your birth certificate indicates what bathroom you can use. Even if you have physically transitioned beyond what is on your birth certificate.

      looking for solutions to a non-existent problem, thus creating one in the process when physical and mental men are using the bathroom with women because their old birth certificate says so.

      So yeah this is a pretty big deal.

    • MBear

      Thats your priviledge talking.

    • zhera

      That doesn’t sound like full support for their rights. Are you pulling a ‘I’m fine with […] as long as they’re shoving their lifestyle down my throat’?

    • houstonray

      I’m sure you’ve heard of the poem “First they came for…” written by German Lutheran pastor Martin NiemΓΆller.

      It ends with “Then they came for meβ€”and there was no one left to speak for me.”

    • SoCalGal20

      Talk to the Republicans about it. They’re the ones making a fake issue over trans people using the bathroom. I have a very good friend who is trans and the idea of him being forced to use the women’s restroom is both infuriating and ridiculous.

      • Ninja0980

        Yup and some Democrats and folks like Bill Maher saying we need to get passed issues like this..we will when Republicans stop coming after us, which they won’t.

        • leastyebejudged

          Well he can’t relate because he hasn’t used the bathroom in a decade.

    • houstonray

      The Trans community may well have said the same thing about Marriage Equality! Marriage Equality! Marriage Equality! But they supported us through that fight and now this is the next fight. We’re all in this together.

  • Sam_Handwich

    bad enough he’s flying into BEAVER, but the WH spelled West Virginia wrong

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DFd1ttnXUAAk61h.jpg

    • TuuxKabin
    • johncAtl

      I think that’s a combination of virgin and vagina.

    • DaddyRay
      • leastyebejudged

        Did you see Day of the Animals (1977) was on TV last week ?

        He plays such a total douchnozzle in it, you just almost immediately hate him. It was at that moment I realized he wasn’t just a great comedian, he was a great actor. Even if he was in a 2 1/2 hour long B movie filled mostly with german sheppards chasing and eating people.

        • DaddyRay

          No I haven’t seen that movie

  • TuuxKabin
  • worstcultever
    • SoCalGal20

      Amen

  • billbear1961
    • Bill, let me share this evening’s obsession with you — Beatrice Uria- Monzon singing the role of Didon in Berlioz Les Troyens, Act 3, “Gloire Γ  Didon”, otherwise known as the National Anthem scene. It is some bootleg recording I think from the Berlin Staatsoper in 2014. https://youtu.be/FAcjgauRFfM

      • leastyebejudged

        at first i thought she was standing in what was a representation of a field of cabbages, by the end I had no idea what’s going on and had somehow cleaned the entire media room.

        • “Didon’s throne-room at Carthage
          The Carthaginians and their queen, Didon, are celebrating the prosperity that they have achieved in the past seven years since fleeing from Tyre to found a new city. Didon, however, is concerned about Iarbas, the Numidian king, not least because he has proposed a political marriage with her. The Carthaginians swear their defence of Didon, and the builders, sailors and farmers offer tribute to Didon”

    • DaddyRay
  • Ninja0980

    O/T but since the clock struck Midnight, it now marks seven years since same sex marriage became legal in NY.
    And while it does bring measure of pride we were able to get our rights via the legislature, how it was done via SCOTUS nationwide was the correct way.
    Minority rights given by the legislature/popular vote can be taken away by them too.
    More to the point, no way in hell what happened here would ever happen in the South/Utah or any other state where Republicans control any levers of power in the government.
    Finally, the battle for equality here was ugly as it could get.
    The idea we should have to fight that battle in all 50 states…no, just no.

  • NMNative

    Even a stopped clock is right twice a day.
    Good for him for doing SOMETHING right, finally.

  • Gianni

    I can willingly give Christie a couple of points for this; it was totally not expected from the likes of him. However, he’ll have to make some major changes to his character before I can change my low opinion of him.

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  • Marti386

    Know what I luv the most about JoeMyGod? The fact that as a trans women, I can come here to a trans-related article like this, and not be buried in comments like “The trans agenda is harming LGB folks!”, and “Drop the T from the LGBT”, and “Gender identity is madness”, and “Trans people are using up resources for LGB people” crap that I hear all the time from certain other “LGBT” sites. In fact, I don’t think I’ve ever heard an anti-trans comment here. Ever. Kudos to you, Joe.

    Are you listening PinkNews and LGBT Nation? THIS is how you run an inclusive “LGBT” site. If Joe can do it, so can you.