Friday, May 20, 2022

Biden Administration Mandate Could Allow Infants To Be Gender Transitioned

 

A federal district court recently temporarily blocked enforcement of two Biden administration mandates that would force both nonprofit and for-profit religious employers and health care providers to pay for transgender medical procedures and counseling-- even if the measures violate the employers' or providers' religious beliefs.

District Judge Daniel M. Traynor of the U.S. District Court of North Dakota ruled that the Christian Employers Alliance "has shown a likelihood of success on the merits" in its case. He wrote in his decision: "No government agency ought to be in the business of evaluating the sincerity of another’s religious beliefs.”

 The judge noted: "HHS Guidance encourages a parent to file a complaint if a medical provider refuses to gender transition their child, of any age, including an infant. The thought that a newborn child could be surgically altered to change gender is the result of the Biden HHS Notification and HHS Guidance that brands a medical professional’s refusal to do so as discrimination. Indeed, the HHS Guidance specifically invites the public to file complaints for acting in a manner the Alliance says is consistent with their sincerely held religious beliefs."

He added: "Beyond the religious implications, the Biden HHS Notification and resulting HHS Guidance frustrate the proper care of gender dysphoria, where even among adults who experience the condition, a diagnosis occurs following the considered involvement of medical professionals. By branding the consideration as ‘discrimination,’ the HHS prohibits the medical profession from evaluating what is best for the patient in what is certainly a complex mental health question."

The Christian Employers Alliance is represented by the Christian law firm Alliance Defending Freedom, which claims that the Biden administration violated its free exercise rights under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), the free exercise clause of the First Amendment, and its free speech rights.

ADF Legal Counsel Jacob Reed stated: "The employers we represent believe that God purposefully created humans as either male or female, and so it would violate their religious beliefs to pay for or perform life-altering medical procedures or surgeries that seek to change one’s biological sex. The court was on firm ground to halt enforcement of these unlawful mandates that disrespect people of faith." 

That seems a rather easy argument to make. See also Genesis 1:27— “Male and female He created them.” If you don’t believe in God, it is still irrefutable that we wouldn’t be here as advanced mammals if it weren’t for sexual dimorphism…the existence of two sexes and the clear distinction between males and females. Turns out, we weren’t delivered by a stork.

The assertion that "HHS Guidance encourages a parent to file a complaint if a medical provider refuses to gender transition their child, of any age, including an infant,” is beyond disturbing. So far beyond disturbing. If true, it is virtually indescribable. Progressives who push gender transitioning always justify this by saying something like, “We have to abide by the child’s wishes…for their own health and safety.” Well, no baby’s first words are “I wanna be the opposite sex! Please help me transition now!” This is monstrous.

It is impossible to truly “change one’s gender.” Of that, the science is settled/certain, even if that assertion goes against what is the closest thing a leftist has to a religious belief.

Attempting to “transition” a young child, surgically or otherwise, is one step removed from aborting that child. And, like the vast majority of abortions, it is done at the whim of an adult, for their convenience—or pleasure.

Those who would condone or perform such an act should be transitioned…straight to a maximum-security prison.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, May 19, 2022

Senate Democrats Vote For Unfettered Abortion

 

Senate Democrats recently voted in favor of a bill that would legalize abortion—nationwide-- for all nine months of pregnancy. That’s right, up to the very moment of birth, if necessary. The “Women’s Health Protection Act” received support from 49 of the 50 non-Republicans in the Senate, though it ultimately failed to succeed. The bill would have given health care providers the "right" to provide abortion services with very few requirements or limitations.

In fact, according to the WHPA's text, health care providers would have been given the green light to perform abortions without "a prohibition on abortion at any point or points in time prior to fetal viability" or "a requirement that a patient seeking abortion services at any point or points in time prior to fetal viability disclose the patient’s reason or reasons for seeking abortion services." No valid reason? No problem! No inhibitions, no prohibitions.

The measure would have removed protections for religious liberties, thereby going against the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which would have been unprecedented, as pro-choice Maine Republican Susan Collin’s office noted in a statement saying, "Congress has never before adopted legislation that contains an exemption to this religious liberty law."

What Collin’s office fails to realize is that Democrats don’t care about the religious liberty of others. They despise both religion and liberty, as practiced and enjoyed by those with traditional values. Moreover, their religion-- the one true religion mind you—holds baby-killing to be a sacrament. Abortion trumps baptism. And renders it unnecessary.

So why limit abortion to the roughly nine months of pregnancy? Or even to the few short hours after birth? Why not permit “after-birth abortions” for a week, month, or year after a fetus has exited a birthing person’s womb? Or a decade…or more? What a great defense this could provide for a person on trial for murder! “May it please the jury, I would just solemnly state that I did not murder those three people, I was just exercising my right to after-birth abortions.”

Given Democrats concurrent desire to lower the voting age, I fully expect them to soon realize that they could combine the two issues in an effort to further solidify their power. They could raise the age of legal (after-birth) abortions to coincide with a new legal age to vote. A “twofer,” as it were!

It would be a progressive Democrat’s dream if they could abort children until they were, say, 9-years-old, at which time they would be legally allowed to vote for them.

Only a racist, sexist, knuckle-dragging, ultra-MAGA bigot could be opposed to that, they would shout.

Democrats’ policies are killing the economy, strangling free speech, obliterating life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for countless millions, and extinguishing hope. They are pregnant with malice and evil.

And those policies must be aborted.

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Earth's Oceans Losing Their "Memories," Study Finds

 

Earth's oceans are feeling the wrath of human-induced climate change. Glaciers are melting, sea levels are rising and reefs are dying – and now, according to a new study published in Science Advances, the sea is losing its memory altogether.” Or so states a recent article on msn.com.

The post also noted that, “Unlike weather, which can change wildly and rapidly, Earth's oceans usually only have slight changes throughout the week. This persistence is called ‘memory’ and is related to the thickness of the ocean's top mixed layer. Similar to how a thicker mattress provides better cushioning, a thicker sea surface layer allows for a better memory because of the thermal inertia at play.” The article also avers that, “As global warming increases and the ocean temperature rises, that top layer thins out. And like a thinning mattress, the support, or in this case the year-to-year ‘memory,’ weakens.”

A few points to be made here: 1) The article as much as admits that climate change is natural and can occur rapidly! (“Unlike weather, which can change wildly and rapidly…”) 2) The ocean’s “memory” is not really a memory…in that it doesn’t have a brain, mind, or any cognitive ability whatsoever. Ergo, it doesn’t remember anything. 3) I have always been told that, the warmer the temperatures, the thicker the top layer of a body of water becomes, not thinner. The thicker the warmer (mixed) top layer becomes, the further down it pushes the thermocline, the narrow band of water with rapidly changing temperatures. Below that is the cold-water layer. (The ocean is heated from above by the sun and warm air.)

In any case, this so-called “memory,” scientists say, helps them predict ocean conditions, and therefore its decline will make it harder for them to keep up with changes. The study’s co-author, Fei-Fei Jin, a professor at the University of Hawaii-Mānoa, said that the results of the study "suggest intrinsic changes in the system and new challenges in prediction under warming." 

The study’s lead author, Hui Shi, opined that "It's almost as if the ocean is developing amnesia.” (Hui Shi and Fei-Fei? The former was an ancient Chinese philosopher famous for his “ten paradoxes.” The latter sounds like someone Eric Swalwell would date. Must not be the same people.)

 The article notes researchers “project” that the ocean's memory will likely continue to decrease throughout most of the world, until, by the end of the 21st century, “some regions will have ocean memory reductions of up to 100%.” 100% you say? If I remember correctly, that’s a lot.

And, of course, the researchers found that man-caused global warming/climate change is primarily responsible for the degradation of the ocean’s memory.

It’s always something. And now the bleeping ocean has lost its memory. Experts expect that by the year 2100 it won’t be able to remember a damn thing.

“Where the hell did I put the Marianas Trench?” it will ask itself. And, “What are these funny looking things with eight appendages that squirt ink? Which way does the Gulf Stream flow? Am I rising or falling? Oh, crap, I am soo hosed!”

What’s next? On second thought, I don’t want to know. Are we to see our mountains ravaged with Alzheimer’s, and our volcanoes contend with autism? Will our prairies be beset by bipolar disorder, our forests burdened with schizophrenia?   

What’s worse than an ocean losing its memory?

Scientists losing their minds.

 

 

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Biden White House Tweets Disinformation

 

Where is the Government Disinformation Board when you need it? The official White House Twitter account recently claimed that there was no COVID-19 vaccine available when President Joe Biden took office in January 2021.

"When President Biden took office, millions were unemployed and there was no vaccine available," the White House falsely stated on Twitter.

Biden took office on January 20th, 2021. He himself was vaccinated against COVID-19 on December 21st, 2020, though no one expects him to remember that.

This White House might contain more serial prevaricators than did the Clinton White House. And that is shocking. And scary. For the nation. And the world.

Look for more official White House tweets in the coming days, with messages informing people that-- before Biden took office-- there was no polio vaccine, smart phones, color televisions, or running water.

But Biden and crew don’t just flat-out lie on Twitter, they also tweet out non-sequiturs. As Biden did recently when he suggested that, if corporations were made to pay their “fair share” of taxes, inflation could be brought under control. Raising taxes on businesses does not reduce inflation. Asserting that it does is like saying, “We need to excuse student loan debt to protect our groundwater reservoirs!” Or, “We must ban fracking to boost cryptocurrency prices.” Nonsensical.

“Progressive” (i.e. leftist authoritarian) governments, like Biden’s and Trudeau’s, are the source of most “disinformation.” And the most preposterous examples of same. To the extent that, if and when a Government Disinformation Board is up and running, we will know that whatever it deems to be disinformation is actually factual, and whatever it proclaims to be false is the unvarnished truth.

 

 

Monday, May 16, 2022

Biden Official Warns Another COVID Wave Is Coming This Fall

 

It’s an oldie but a goodie: the Biden Regime is telling us to brace ourselves for a new wave of Covid coming this fall… just in time for the midterm elections. When something proves successful, you’d be a fool not to try it again, right? COVID fears led to mail-in balloting…which in turn allowed Biden to be “elected” president of the United States. Therefore, Democrats and their sycophants believe that reintroducing those fears can keep Congressional Democrats in power-- against all odds. Perhaps lightning can strike twice. (Mules on your marks…get set…go!)

Without offering up any information to support the claim, a senior Biden Administration official recently projected that up to 100 million Americans – nearly 1/3 of the population – could get infected with COVID-19 COVID-20 COVID-21 COVID-22 this fall and early winter if Congress doesn’t provide more funding for vaccines and other treatments. And if they are allowed to vote in person, of course.

Given the staggeringly high rate of new cases among the fully vaccinated, that might not be too far-fetched. Several so-called “experts” agreed that another major Covid wave could be around the corner due to the waning efficacy of the various COVID vaccines.

A report in The Washington Post noted the warning by “a senior administration official” during a background briefing. The report stated: “In forecasting 100 million potential infections during a cold-weather wave later this year and early next, the official did not present new data or make a formal projection. Instead, he described the fall and winter wave as a scenario based on a range of outside models of the pandemic. Those projections assume that omicron and its subvariants will continue to dominate community spread, and there will not be a dramatically different strain of the virus, the official said, acknowledging the pandemic’s course could be altered by many factors.”

100 million, huh? Oddly enough, that’s just about the number of mail-in votes Democrats will likely receive in the mid-term elections. Weird how that works.

But, hey, gotta do anything it takes to stop a red wave, right? Even if it takes talk of a COVID wave to do it.

 

Sunday, May 15, 2022

Cancelling Women

 

The University of Arkansas recently announced that it will change the name of the campus’s Pat Walker Health Center “Women’s Clinic” to the “GYN Clinic.”

An email by Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) Director of Medical Services A.J. Olsen stated: “This name change is important, as the Pat Walker Health Center affirms diversity and aims to create a welcoming environment for all patients.” Removing reference to one of the two sexes affirms diversity?!

This is just part and parcel of a growing movement to eliminate females and cancel womanhood.

Last year, the inanely named “Student Alliance for Reproductive Justice” at the University of Wisconsin-Madison petitioned the school to change the name of the campus Women’s Health Clinic to the “Reproductive Health Clinic.” The group claimed using the word “women” in the title of the clinic was “gendered language” that adversely affected students’ decision to seek health care. In an interview with The Badger Herald, SARJ President Maya Cherins said, “I think there are lots of students who need reproductive healthcare and don’t choose to get it from University Health Services because of their gendered language. I think it will foster a much more inclusive and welcoming space.” So, “Women’s Health Clinic” was sent down a memory hole and the “Gynecology Clinic” was born. So to speak.

In related news, Democrats’ latest pro-abortion bill is called the Women’s Health Protection Act, but does not include the words “woman,” “women,” or “female.” Instead, the bill substitutes the word “person” to refer to those who have fallopian tubes and a uterus—and therefore the ability to give birth to children. The proposed bill would not only codify Roe v. Wade into permanent law but would remove all limits on abortion across all 50 states. (Even laws that have been in place for decades, like the Roe v. Wade decision.)

The United States already has some of the most permissive abortion laws in the world. Were this bill to pass, it would stand alone as the peerless champion of sanctioning the mass slaughter of innocents for one’s own convenience. (The Senate bill is not expected to pass, due to a lack of bipartisan support.)

 

The bill reads in part, “Nothing in this Act shall be construed to authorize any government to interfere with a person’s ability to terminate a pregnancy,” or “to diminish or in any way negatively affect a person’s constitutional right to terminate a pregnancy, or to displace any other remedy for violations of the constitutional right to terminate a pregnancy.” Yes, I believe it was Madison who wrote: “A person’s right to extinguish the life of their child in their womb shall not be abridged.”

 

By contrast, the 2021 version of the bill had the word “women” in its text 13 times. 

 

The times, they are a-changin’. And quickly.

 

The Democratic Party has “progressed” from being staunch advocates of slavery to being staunch advocates of cancelling women…and babies.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

National Park Names Offensive, Researchers Say

 

It should come as no surprise that a group of professors and researchers recently identified 960 places within 16 of America’s 62 national parks that contain “racist” names that promote “white supremacy,” “racism,” “settler colonialism” or “anti-Indigenous ideologies,” according to an article in the online journal People and Nature.

The article states that the research team “examined the origins of over 2,200 place names in 16 national parks in the United States” and found all of the locations “have place names that tacitly endorse racist or, more specifically, anti-Indigenous ideologies.” 

The team helpfully split the offensive place names into categories, including those that allegedly support white supremacy, those that were the work of white urban power elites, those that appropriate indigenous language, those that replace an indigenous place name with a colonizer name, and, of course, those heinously offensive “neutral-seeming” names, such as “Crater Peak.”

Of the 960 “offensive” names, 254 supposedly supported white supremacy, while 214 were accused of appropriating indigenous language. On the other hand, researchers claimed that 205 of the names were offensive because they replaced an Indigenous place name with a colonizer name. So, if a place was named using an indigenous term it is was considered offensive appropriation, and if an indigenous term was replaced by a non-indigenous term it was offensive substitution? Talk about damned if you do and damned if you don’t!

Incredibly, the researchers determined that 324 place names were offensive due to their “neutral-seeming” names. Huh? The study stated: “Seemingly innocuous names, and names of forgotten or obscure individuals are perhaps just as pernicious as names for outright racist or violent individuals. Neutral-seeming settler names build a white-normative culture in the place.” The article noted that these names “perpetuate the invisibility of Indigenous people on landscapes” and also “demonstrate that settlers have the power to suppress deep Indigenous knowledge with relatively shallow Eurocentric names.” Indigenous people are “deep” whereas the newer (Eurocentric) migrants are “relatively shallow?” That’s funny, as it’s just the opposite of what progressives/academics think today, which is that most long-time American citizens, particularly in flyover country, are ignorant cultureless rubes while immigrants, legal and illegal, enrich us beyond measure.

“Roy’s Peak,” in Texas’ Big Bend National park, was deemed to support white supremacy, and was cited as an example of names that somehow “erase Indigenous knowledge.”

              The obviously offensive “Yellowstone National Park” was determined to be “the work of white urban power elites,” including Teddy Roosevelt. This is ironic, as the former progressive president is widely considered to be the original champion of the National Park Service. Moreover, he greatly expanded the national parks and loved nothing more than to be out in the wilds.

 

The researchers noted that “white hegemonic symbols embedded in parks can contribute to a perception that white people are the primary stewards and knowledge keepers of nature” and, as a result, can make racial minorities feel uncomfortable and excluded. They added, “Black people are 13% of the US population yet they are only 1% of US national park visitors, while white people are 76% of the US population and 96% of visitors.” And racism and white supremacy are the only possible reasons for that, right?

The silly study concludes that, if the aforementioned places were renamed, supposedly marginalized groups would magically become empowered, and would flock to the national parks in droves.

Sounds logical. So let’s rename “Yellowstone Park.” Let’s rename “Crater Peak.” And let’s rename “Roy’s Peak.” (Surely “LeRoy’s Peak” would be a better draw for Black folks.) In fact, let’s rename every place in the United States.

And then rename the nation, as well, since we are “united” no longer.

 

Friday, May 13, 2022

Democratic Rep. Says Military Should Facilitate Abortions

 

Rep. Jason Crow (D-CO) recently told MSNBC that he thinks the military should be called on to help provide abortions if the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) overturns Roe v. Wade in the coming months.

Crow stated: “I was looking at the Department of Defense and our military bases and the extent that they can help provide assistance, uh, reproductive rights and abortion services, uh, I think that's something we should look at.” His remarks raise the age-old question: WTF?!

Our military is charged with defending our nation and its people. Primarily by preventing war. Unfortunately, if deterrence doesn’t work, it must sometimes kill the enemy’s soldiers and destroy its things. Progressives have tasked the military with woke causes recently and turned it into a vast petri dish for social experiments. They are attempting to purge the greatest military that has ever been of its masculinity, patriotism, hyper-competence, and belief in a higher power…all the things that made it so effective.

And now they want it to propagate and perform abortions?

How? The “fetus” is inside the potential “birthing person,” so a soldier can’t just gun it down or lob a grenade at it. Can’t call in an airstrike. Can’t go old school and use a musket…nor use modern technology and detonate a nuclear weapon in the pursuit of the God-given right to kill your child.

So, what would Rep. Jim Jason Crow have soldiers do? Perform the abortions themselves utilizing their bare hands?  A coat hanger?

Memo to Crow: a nation’s military exists to protect its citizens from death by external threats, not to kill its most vulnerable internally by its own hands.

What’s next? Should we have the FBI cut hair? The CIA get into bicycle repair?

Come to think of it, that might be better then what they have been doing recently.

 

 

 

 

Thursday, May 12, 2022

Taco Bell To Hold "Drag Brunch" Events

 

Taco Bell recently announced that it plans to hold "Drag Brunch" events at several of its restaurant locations around the United States.

The company’s global chief brand officer, Sean Tresvant, issued a press release proudly proclaiming: “We understand the importance of creating safe spaces for the LGBTQIA+ community and are thrilled to provide a unique experience that spotlights and celebrates the wonderful art form of drag and its influence in culture with their chosen families. Taco Bell Drag Brunch was concepted by Live Más Pride, Taco Bell’s LGBTQIA+ Employee Resource Group, which has played a major role in driving awareness of and meaningfully supporting LGBTQIA+ communities both within Taco Bell and the communities we serve and operate in.”

A Taco Bell press release further stated: "Each show will be hosted by the fabulous drag performer and taco extraordinaire, Kay Sedia, and feature performances from local queens and kings that will transform any morning from Mild to Fire! As a brand that brings people together, the Taco Bell Drag Brunch experience is rooted in celebrating the LGBTQIA+ community and creating safe and welcoming spaces for all."

The first event has already taken place, and was held on May 1st in Las Vegas, fittingly enough. There are also events scheduled this month for Chicago and, oddly, Nashville, Tennessee. Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and New York City will host events in June, which is LGBTQ Pride Month. Still other events may follow.

It seems almost certain that other fast-food purveyors will follow in Taco Bell’s fabulous footsteps. Perhaps McDonald’s will soon host “Pansexual Pride Parties.” I can already hear the marketing slogan: “We’ll put a Big Mac ™ in your hands…and in your mouth. Because we love to see you smile. McDonald’s, I’m lovin’ it!”

Surely, Burger King will soon be hosting “Big Love Banquets” for polyamorous people. “Married to more than one person?” the advertising will query. “If so, you need a Whopper™! Have it your way, at Burger King!”

Kentucky Fried Chicken will soon introduce “KFC for LGBTQIA Days,” during which it will give folks an incredible 69% off of its regular prices if they are queer, bisexual or transgender. The company will promote the events, rumored to be held on the last Wednesday of every month, with the slogan: “We are finger lickin’ good…and so are members of the LGBTQ Community!” Asked how KFC will absorb the loss of revenue, an anonymous source close to the giant fried chicken vendor suggested that the company might decide to charge straight, white, Christian males more to make up the difference.

An industry insider says that Wendy’s is considering hosting special Gay Pride events utilizing the slogan, “Where’s the beef? Right here!”  

The insider also noted that Wendy’s may be in competition with Arby’s, who he said is likely to launch its own Gay Pride events, proclaiming: “We have the meats! Wink, wink!”

Suddenly, I’m not hungry.

 

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Reporter Wishes Pro-Lifers Misery, Death

 

Wisconsin Family Action, a group staunchly opposed to abortion, was attacked Sunday morning when someone lobbed a Molotov cocktail into its Madison office and spray-painted a message outside reading, "If abortions aren’t safe then you aren’t either." 

This prompted Caroline Reilly, a leftist reporter who frequently writes about abortion for something called Rewire News Group, to tweet: "More of this. May these people never know a moment of peace or safety until they rot in the ground.” Reilly was apparently celebrating the vandalism to WFA’s headquarters as described in a report by The New York Times. She seems to have subsequently deleted the tweet—and apparently has even aborted her Twitter account-- following backlash from those repulsed by her sentiments.

Calling for intimidation, violence-- and the death of others-- is a hallmark of those in today’s “pro-choice” movement.

As is coming up with insane non-sequiturs like, "If abortions aren’t safe then you aren’t either." 

How about, “If guns/vaccines/land mines aren’t safe then you aren’t either,” Ms. Reilly?

Today’s pro-choicers do have one redeeming trait: they are living proof that Darwin was wrong.