North Carolina is in the process of watering down it’s “bathroom bill” that required transsexuals (everybody really) to use the restroom based on the sex designated on their birth certificate. Good for them. I think that is something each state should decide for itself along with a lot of other issues. Meanwhile Texas (my home state) is considering a similar measure. Good for us; for the same reason.
But while we’re at it, I would like to propose a different approach to solving this particular social/legal dilemma. My approach to this problem is to recognize that the world (meaning the left) has decided to move another objective truth (male/female) to a subjective question. (This seems to be a leftist inclination.) Approaching the problem from this reality, the solution is to come up with a new objective criteria that will do the trick (route everyone to the correct facility).
Granted, whatever solution you come up with will only work until the left manages to subjectivity that. But that’s an ongoing problem I have no idea how to solve. It’s like the old adage goes; you can’t fix stupid (or immorality).
So… back to my solution. I say get rid of male/female designations for restrooms (and other private facilities) all together. And replace it with a penis/non-penis designation being the only criteria to be considered in the determination. If you have a penis right here, right now… you use the penis facilities. No penis right here, right now? The non-penis facilities. Done!
We don’t care what’s on your birth certificate, what’s on your driver’s license, how you’re dressed, or what you “identify” as (male, female, or fiddler-crab). This is not a comment or judgment on how you identify, or what you’ve done about that identity, or plan to do about that identity. It’s simply an objective criterion to restore order and sanity. Penis here… non-penis there.
I know, I know… I can already hear all the “buts” followed by special circumstances from the left. So, let me address a few of the obvious ones to help make things clear.
Wish you didn’t have a penis (when you do)?… penis facilities.
Wish you did have a penis (when you don’t)?… non-penis.
Think you’re a gal in a guy’s body (and vice-versa)? Immaterial! DO YOU HAVE A PENIS?
Think you’re a fiddler crab in a human body? Immaterial! DO YOU HAVE A PENIS?
Think you’re a gal in a guy’s body to the point that you’ve had Mr. Happy removed?… Congratulations! You have earned non-penis facility privileges. Why? Because you now don’t have a penis. (See the pattern?)
Think you’re a guy in a gal’s body to the point that you’ve had a Mr. Happy constructed (How do that do that by the way)?… Congratulations! You have earned penis facility privileges.
In therapy or consultation, taking preliminary drugs, intending or considering a Mr. Happy addition or removal?… Immaterial! DO YOU HAVE A PENIS?
I know this solution may add a little additional pressure to the trans-gendered community in that it requires a certain level of commitment (some more than others). But I think commitment is a good thing. Like the old adage goes. Piss or get off the pot… or step away from the pot… or… you know what I mean.
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Early August – Obama said the jobs situation was so urgent that he was going to give another speech about it — in a month or so, in September after his vacation on Martha’s Vineyard. — LA Times (Andrew Malcolm)
Early-September – The speech actually happened on Sept. 8th. Obama announced “we meet at an urgent time for our country. We continue to face an economic crisis that has left millions of our neighbors jobless, and a political crisis that has made things worse.” To address this Obama announced, since the first stimulus spending plan of $787 billion hadn’t really worked, maybe another $447 billion stimulus spending plan would (as long as he didn’t use the word stimulus). And he would provide Congress an actual Bill to do that, and he wanted them to pass it “right now”. He said “right now” seven times. Oh but how to pay for it would have to wait. Maybe that big committee thingy could find the money…
Mid-September – “Right now” obviously didn’t mean right then, because the President didn’t produce an actual bill right then. He did kind-of produce it a week or so later, but only for a photo-op. It hadn’t actually been submitted to Congress, so the Bill could have just been a ream of blank paper with a pretty cover page.
(Now) Early-Late September – The Senate (controlled by Democrats) has announced that they won’t be getting to the Bill anytime soon. They have other important matters to deal with first and then there is the scheduled “recess” coming up. So we’re probably looking at October before they deal with this “urgent economic crisis”.
- This is not an “urgent economic crisis” to the Democrats. It is an inconvenience and an annoyance that has thwarted some of their spending schemes.
- The Democrats will try once again to implement another spending scheme using the crisis as an excuse. You can’t let these things go to waste after all.
- Obama and the Dems know, nothing they actually have planned will help the economy. Everything the Democrats want to do, by definition, hurts the economy.
- This three months of speeches, and blustering had nothing to do with actually trying to address the economic or jobs issue; or some action would have actually been taken. They are simply trying to lay the groundwork for Obama’s re-election. When this crap goes nowhere in Congress, Obama will attempt to blame the Republicans as a do-nothing Congress. It’s BS, but it’s all he’s got.
* Much of the information in this article came from the LA Times Editorial by Andrew Malcolm
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