Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Politics As Usual

The Republicans are at it again, this time one of them wants to castrate us!
Republican County Leader Suggests Castrating Transgender People Who Use Women’s Bathroom
Huffington Post
By Jason Salzman
January 16, 2017

Saguache County, Colorado, Republican Chair Richard Drake apparently shared a Facebook meme last week depicting a castration device with the statement, “Make’em think twice  before entering the ladies room. Share if you know what these are used for.”

The instrument wraps a rubber band above the testicles, cutting off circulation to them.

Drake, who’s the elected leader of Republicans in the southern Colorado county, did not respond to a phone call and email seeking to find out why he shared the meme, if it was he who did so on his Facebook page.
Nothing like an elected official inciting violence against us.

And then we have a Republican that wants us to pee in our pants.
Lawmaker flat-out tells trans man he can't use the bathroom in Virginia State Capitol
The Daily Dot
By Nico Lang
January 13, 2017

Del. Robert G. Marshall doesn’t want transgender people to use the bathroom in Virginia—at all.

The Republican legislator held a press conference on Thursday about House Bill 1612, a recently introduced piece of legislation he has proposed that would force trans individuals to use the restroom that corresponds to their “original birth certificate” in schools, government buildings, and highway rest stops, as well as other places. The bill has been compared to HB 2, a North Carolina law passed in 2016 that led to a massive backlash against the state. The Williams Institute, a pro-LGBT think tank at UCLA, has estimated that HB2 will cost North Carolina $5 billion each year in lost revenue.

Theodore Kahn, a 32-year-old transgender man, voiced his concern about the bill at Thursday’s press conference, asking Marshall where he should do his business should HB 1612 also become law. Marshall’s response? “Not here.”
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It’s nausea-inducing to hear something like that from someone in a position of power. People like Bob Marshall and Ted Cruz aren’t happy unless they’re putting someone else down unless they feel bigger.”
I will tell you who should be banned from bathrooms…
Cops: Greenwich Republican Insulted Town Worker, Then Pinched Her Groin
Greenwich Daily Voice
By Frank MacEachern
January 12, 2017

GREENWICH, Conn. — A well-known Greenwich Republican called a town worker "nothing but a bloodsucking lazy union employee" and later reached in from behind to place his hand between her legs and pinch her in the groin area, according to the police arrest warrant.

Christopher von Keyserling, 71, of 402 Post Road E., was arrested in Greenwich Town Hall on Wednesday afternoon and charged with fourth-degree sexual assault, police said. He posted $2,500 bond and was released to appear in court on Jan. 25.
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He allegedly replied: "I love this new world, I no longer have to be politically correct," according to the warrant.

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