Thursday, April 30, 2020

Idiots: A California Bill is STILL Not About Hiding Medical Information From Parents

An update to an April 10 post.
Greg Burt
Greg Burt
2018: Greg Burt in opposition to a proposed California ban on conversion therapy. I'll check my “Homosexual Agenda™” for guidance on the “Homosexual Lifestyle™.”
American Family Association and California Family Council are trying to make people believe that a minor can obtain gender confirmation surgery without parental knowledge.
As of now, the California General Assembly plans to resume work on May 4th, and Greg Burt of the California Family Council is closely watching "several really bad bills." SB 1004, for example, is a very specific measure of special concern that requires medical insurance firms to keep certain procedures and medications for minors secret from their parents.

"The bill lists out what exactly these sensitive services are, and that includes abortion, drug abuse, and mental health treatment," Burt details. "It also includes sexual assault care and under certain circumstances also includes transgender hormone and sex change operations."

Amid the Sea of Brian S. Brown's Lame Excuses

Brian, Brian, Brian. Have you no shame?
Brian S. Brown
Brian S. Brown (or one of his lackeys) invents moronic excuse after moronic excuse to explain why someone should donate money to National Organization for Marriage. Shaking my head or face-palming I am forced to wonder: Does anyone really believe any of this crap?

Thursday we have a selective attack on Speaker Pelosi:
If ever there was a circumstance to show how out of touch Congress has become, it is the decision this week by the Democrats’ leadership to keep the House of Representatives at home while the country deals with the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting economic fallout. From the earliest moment, they have ceaselessly criticized President Trump’s handling of the crisis, but that was all just for show. When push comes to shove, Congress is taking more time off.

Mad Mat Staver Takes Time Out of Gay Bashing to Kill People

A contrast to the AIDS crisis is warranted.
Thursday, hate group leader Mad Mat Staver of Liberty Counsel has decided that churches should reopen this Sunday.
After weeks of being closed due to the Coronavirus, Liberty Counsel is calling on the churches to open and believers to start meeting again on Sunday, May 3, which is being called ReOpen Church Sunday. May 3 is also the beginning of the National Day of Prayer week, which culminates on Thursday, May 7. ReOpen Church also includes Sabbatarian churches on the Sabbath, beginning May 2.

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Overload: Now I Need a New Meter

Linda Harvey has managed to overload the standard meter
Hate group leader Linda Harvey of Mission America has always been, well, off. Harvey is Peter LaBarbera's unhinged female doppelgänger. Wednesday, Harvey entertains us with Imagine if corona crisis helped push reset button on abortion, LGBT agenda, and porn.

I will skip the abortion and porn stuff except to say: If you don't like abortion, don't have one. If you don't like porn (I do) then don't watch any. Research has determined that people who live in the Bible Belt watch the most porn in America. Holier than … ooh, ahh, yow!

It is Linda Harvey's extreme anti-LGBTQ bigotry (channeling Anita Bryant) that gets my attention:

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Porno Pete Reboots

Peter LaBarbera
Peter LaBarbera provides more amusement than toxicity. The deranged anti-LGBTQ activist went relatively voiceless for more than two months. The last post to his hate site was on February 12.

Then, on April 20, the peter resumed his crusade. He has since posted five tirades including this remarkable piece of intellectual commentary: From Twitter – Homosexuality: Just Wrong Behavior that Can Be Overcome.

The “overcome” part is based on a few folks who claim to have become heterosexual by embracing Jesus. It seems odd that every supposed ex-gay has an economic interest in claiming to be ex-gay.

Apparently Economic Impact Loans Should Be Dependent upon the Recipient's Politics

Tuesday, According to American Family Association, an anti-LGBTQ hate group: Taxpayers helped rescue liberal news outlets.
Small businesses impacted by COVID-19 have been receiving government-backed loans to help them keep the lights on, including three media outlets with a reputation for a left-wing bias.
Tampa Bay Times got an $8.5 million loan and The Seattle Times got $9.9 million.

Axios, an online outlet, took about $5 million.

The Christian Right is a Principally a Political Phenomenon

David Lane
The Christianist David Lane Selling Trump
GOP operative and Christian nationalist David Lane has authored: America's Refusal to Lift Lockdowns Shows We've 'Gone the Way of Cain, Balaam'.

Criticism of COVID-19 protective measures has become a familiar refrain; one that has emanated from organizations like Family Research Council and American Family Association. The appeal is religious but the intent is purely political.

Lane's biblical references to Cain and Balaam are merely embellishments designed to sell these ideas to the general public. The Christian right has determined the following:

Monday, April 27, 2020

The Latest From Brian S. Brown - His Grubby Hands in Your Pockets

Brian S. Brown
Knight Templar Brian S. Brown circa 2015
The latest deceptive missive from Brian S. Brown, on behalf of National Organization for Marriage, is titled: making a difference in stopping pelosi.

I would be less "antagonistic" if they were honest

The religious right has little concern for the fate of transgender people. Their only interest is defense of Christian dogma.
I received a painfully verbose email over the weekend accusing me of being antagonistic and openly hostile to religion. The animus is selective.

My antipathy is generally reserved for those who feign concern — even “love” — for LGBTQ kids when their real interest is in preserving the authority of their religion.

Case in point is Jane Robbins who writes at Witherspoon Institute's pseudo-intellectual blog (edited by Ryan T. Anderson): The Impossibility of Informed Consent for Transgender Interventions: The Paradigm.

Sunday, April 26, 2020

Hate group leader pitches a fit that others aren't as bigoted as he is

I've heard it all before.
Image via SiriusXM
Last week, Frank W. Wright, the leader of D. James Kennedy Ministries, an anti-LGBTQ hate group in Ft. Lauderdale, voiced his contempt for other Christians. Wright's targets were individuals and groups that are not, in Wright's estimation, sufficiently hateful of LGBTQ people.

In the way of background, D. James Kennedy Ministries is an assumed name for Coral Ridge Ministries Media Inc. Mr. Wright, it would seem, has far bigger problems than LGBTQ people. For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2019 the organization posted a net loss of $1.2 million.

Worse yet, the balance sheet depicts an organization with a collection of very old, decrepit equipment, purchased for $12 million, that has been depreciated down to nothing. The organization has insufficient cash to replenish the equipment necessary to run their media operation.

Friday, April 24, 2020

No Michael Brown - The Problem is Mr. Graham

Michael Brown
via YouTube
Dr. Michael Brown wants you to know: The Left's Message to Samaritan's Purse: You Cannot Be Christian. Brown goes on to claim that the objection to Samaritan's Purse is their position on marriage.

As you might know, in conjunction with Mt. Sinai Hospital, Samaritan's Purse has provided a field hospital in New York City's Central Park, staffed with Christian Doctors. According to Brown:
It would be one thing if Samaritan's Purse refused to treat a gay man. Or mocked a trans-identified individual. Or discriminated against a lesbian needing medical care. But none of that has ever happened. Instead, this massive, Christian humanitarian organization that serves each person alike is getting blasted by the left for one reason only. Samaritan's Purse is a Christian organization that employs Christian workers and that believes in the historic teachings of the Bible.

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Michelle Cretella is Back - Along With Her Sophistry

If Dr. Michelle Cretella disagrees with the science then she should publish. She never has and she never will because she can't.
A new post at AFA Journal is titled: Pediatrician champions truth versus transgender insanity. The author of this diatribe is one Randall Murphee who is apparently employed by American Family Association which is an anti-LGBTQ hate group.

The pediatrician that Murphee is referring to is Michelle Cretella, executive director of American College of Pediatricians (ACPeds). Southern Poverty Law Center deems ACPeds to be an anti-LGBTQ hate group as well.

Before we wander into the text it is important to understand that Michelle Cretella's point of view is not as a physician. Not at all. Cretella is a Catholic extremist. Cretella conforms to Vatican doctrine, no matter how idiotic that might be and, according to the Vatican, transgender people do not really exist.

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Instead of Bitching About "Hate Group" Status, Stop the Hate

American Family Association has complete control over whether it will be deemed a hate group.
American Family Association
via Twitter
American Family Association is terribly distressed that Vimeo whacked their account because the organization is deemed a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center. Walker Wildmon, started griping about this a few days ago. I ignored it because if Walker had five points less IQ he would be school paste.

These hate groups always presume that the right way to handle this problem is to attack the SPLC. Think of it like a credit report. There are two things that people can do if TransUnion thinks that they are a high risk:
  1. Review the record and ask the credit reporting agency to correct any inaccuracies.
  2. Take steps to improve one's credit.

Blowhard Bill Claims That LGBT People Are Being "Mass Produced"

Bill Donohue should pay more attention to following the law by filing his organization's missing tax returns including one for 2018.
Bill Donohue
Pope Bill Donohue
via South Park
Religion does not excuse hateful rhetoric. The latest treatise from the Catholic League is titled: MASS PRODUCING LGBT PEOPLE. Blowhard Bill Donohue is a deplorable anti-LGBTQ bigot and a hypocrite:
Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the results of a new survey of LGBT people:

A new survey by the Public Religion Research Institute on LGBT people raises some important moral and political questions, though that is not the intent of the poll.

According to the survey, “5% of Americans identify as LGBT, including 2% who identify as gay or lesbian, 3% who identify as bisexual, and less than 1% who identify as transgender.” A demographic profile of these people yields striking results.

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

LGBTQ Books Dominate the ALA's Challenged Books List

George by Alex Gino
The American Library Association has released its State of America's Libraries Report 2020.
Challenges to library materials and programs addressing issues of concern to those in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and/or questioning, intersex, asexual, and related (LGBTQIA+) communities continued unabated in 2019, with a rising number of coordinated, organized challenges to books, programs, speakers, and other library resources that address LGBTQIA+ issues and themes.

A notable feature of these challenges is an effort to frame any material with LGBTQIA+ themes or characters as inherently pornographic or unsuitable for minors, even when the materials are intended for children and families and they are age and developmentally appropriate.

Rev. Tony Spell Arrested for Aggravated Assault

In other Christian news (it's one of those days).
Tony Spell at the helm of his church bus
via Newsweek
The Central, Louisiana police department (near Baton Rouge) issued a warrant for Spell (a Pentecostal pastor) on Monday. On Tuesday, Spell was taken into custody outside of Life Tabernacle Church and transported to East Baton Rouge Parish Prison. The room service reportedly sucks.

Apparently Spell thought it would be a good idea to aim a bus at someone carrying a sign that he did not like. He did not hit the individual protester in the process of rapidly backing up towards him but the intent seems pretty clear.

Steven Strang Claims That Grifter Jim Bakker is Honorable

Christians ripping off other Christians with no shame whatsoever.
Sherrill Sellman
“Dr.” Sherrill Sellman has a degree from an unaccredited online diploma mill. Her business is selling overpriced and ineffective supplements by making dishonest claims.
Tuesday, Steven Strang, editor of Charisma writes: Why I Believe Jim Bakker Is Being Unfairly Attacked Online:
Now, Bakker is in the news again. As I'll explain in more detail, he offered a "Silver Solution" supplement on his The Jim Bakker Show. The silver solution is known to help fight some viruses. Dr. Sherrill Sellman, a board-certified integrative naturopathic doctor, appeared on his show Feb. 12 and clearly said it had not been tested for COVID-19, but it might help your immune system fight viruses. The show was taped Feb. 5, less than a week after President Donald Trump issued the travel ban from China and long before we really knew much about this strange new coronavirus.

Monday, April 20, 2020

Oh Goodie: Courage Ministry Moves "Pastoral Formation Conference" Online

“Religious beliefs do not excuse bigotry.”
Father Philip Bochanski, executive director of Courage International
via YouTube
Courage Ministry, a division of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, has decided that their conference should be held online. According to a press release:
Truth & Love's upcoming conference on the pastoral care of people who experience same-sex attractions (SSA) and gender dysphoria - "Be not afraid: Affirming the truth about sex and identity" - has been moved online, due to ongoing developments surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.
The decision to move the conference online was made in response to health and safety concerns relating to the pandemic, and in adherence to guidelines which limit gatherings to no more than ten people.
If only they had the same “health and safety concerns” for LGBTQ people! Then they would stop claiming that gay people are “objectively disordered” and that transgender people do not really exist.

Hate group: Religious liberty includes the right to contract COVID-19

David Closson
David Closson is Family Research Council's Director of Christian Ethics and Biblical Worldview
via Family Research Council
Family Research Council, an anti-LGBTQ hate group, claims to have documented all of the terrible “offenses” that Christians have endured. Four of FRC's people were required to compile the 22 page treatise: David Closson, Quena Gonzalez, Katherine Johnson and Travis Weber.

Their document is titled Restrictions on Religious Freedom During the Coronavirus Crisis. Overall, the intent is to promote the idea that religious observance at a house of worship is an “essential” activity which should be free of restrictions.

I can understand why they feel that worship is essential. The problem is that gathering in groups not only endangers them but potentially makes them carriers of the virus which endangers everyone else.

Trump Claims That Christians are Treated Unfairly

Trump doesn't hide his disdain for Muslims while pandering to Christians.
Donald Trump
At a coronavirus briefing on Friday, Donald Trump pandered to conservative Christians while promoting Islamophobia. It started with this idiotic tweet that Trump retweeted last Tuesday:
Paul Sperry has less intellectual curiosity than a lab rat. There are numerous protestant ministers proudly announcing their defiance of social distancing orders. Some have subsequently contracted COVID-19 and died.

Posthumous Darwin awards are in order. Some people need to be protected from their own spectacular stupidity.

Friday, April 17, 2020

Anti-LGBTQ Fervor in New Jersey

“People like Hyland have created a problem in the form of anti-LGBTQ prejudice. Now they resent people forced to clean up the mess that they made.”
Shawn Hyland
Shawn Hyland - Family Policy Alliance
Family Policy Alliance, the political arm of Focus on the Family (which they might deny), has been focusing a great deal of attention on events in New Jersey. Friday, their director of advocacy, Shawn Hyland, has penned: The Benchmark of Western Civilization Under Attack in NJ Schools.

I am not at all sure how one would go about attacking a benchmark which is a comparative measure. According to Mr. Hyland:
Parents often think the LGBTQ curriculum developed by Garden State Equality (GSE) only focuses on sexual preferences, gender expression and gender identity. Unquestionably, it does those very things, but that is not the most dangerous portion of their curriculum. Most students will never struggle with their gender identity or their sexual attractions because of these lessons. However, what most students will question and become critical of is the institutions of the church and the family – the moral foundation of western civilization.

Just How Incurious and Uncritical is David Lane's Audience?

David Lane
Thursday, according to David Lane, the effect of the coronavirus is part of a political conspiracy to ding Donald Trump. To that end Lane has written: Who Is Under the Intoxicating Spell of COVID-19?

David Lane probably thinks that putting people at risk for contracting Covid-19 is a means of supporting Trump's reelection. People can die if the Dow Jones Industrial Average (embraced by Trump as  the measure of his approval) depicts a thriving economy for which Trump will take undue credit.

In the way of background, David Lane is a very creepy, holier than thou Republican operative and Christian nationalist. In spite of all his jingoistic flag waving Lane also happens to have been a participant in a conspiracy to defraud the Internal Revenue Service. Thus, David Lane is a hypocrite.

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Everything is a Goddamned Threat to Religious Freedom

Lead your otherwise pointless lives and leave everyone else the hell alone!
Emilie Kao
Emilie Kao, Heritage Foundation
Emilie Kao, a staffer at Heritage Foundation, is not going to win any awards for either intellectual curiosity or critical thinking. At the organization's blog she and Shea Garrison (Concerned Women for America) have provided: UN Report on Religious Freedom Deems Abortion and Gender Identity as Human Rights.

And yes, reproductive choice is a basic human right. Furthermore, people have a basic human right to be accepted in accordance with their gender identity and to be treated accordingly.

If an individual — due to religious beliefs — is unable to accept those conditions then their choice is not to have an abortion or to be in a constant state of distress if the happen to suffer from gender dysphoria.

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

The Latest Dishonest Campaign Bullshit From the Orange Creature

“Trump makes George W. Bush look like a statesman.”
Donald Trump
Donald Trump probably does not write his campaign appeals. However, it is quite obvious that he influences the content. To please Donald his toadies are free to lie their asses off just like their boss does.

Today's scam is titled: Cheatin’ Obama is at it again. President Obama was, perhaps, the most honest and effective president in my lifetime. He was not perfect (no one is) but he was always decent and honest.

President Obama never cheated anyone. That is in sharp contrast to Trump.

Standard operating procedure* at Trump Organization is not to pay subcontractors. When they threaten to sue they are coerced into accepting a smaller sum than was agreed to.

On top of that are the Trump bankruptcies. While Donnie-boy was living it up, small business owners got stiffed.

Franklin Graham Simply Cannot Help Himself

Graham deliberately misrepresents the concerns of Central Park protesters.
Franklin Graham
Poor Franklin Graham. Tuesday, Graham took to Facebook to complain about his detractors because his organization, Samaritan's Purse, set up a Covid-19 field hospital in New York's Central Park.
While so many have expressed their appreciation and support, sadly some New York officials and a special interest group have expressed concerns or outright opposition to the presence of Samaritan’s Purse and our field hospital in Central Park.
Graham does what other conservative Christians have done. Claiming that people oppose his organizations beliefs about marriage:
These groups share a common objection to the Statement of Faith which Samaritan’s Purse requires its employees to sign and generally asks its volunteers to support. While our Scriptural belief in marriage between a man and a woman seems particularly offensive to representatives of these three groups, we don’t believe this is the time or place to wage this debate.

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Brian S. Brown Wants to Glom Your CARES Act Check

Brian S. Brown
It's obvious that Brian S. Brown has no gay friends
The latest email from Brian S. Brown on behalf of National Organization for Marriage is titled: pay it forward, if able...
As we together figure out how to navigate through all the changes and concerns wrought by the coronavirus crisis, economic stimulus payments are beginning to arrive this week in the bank accounts of millions of Americans. For many people, these payments are crucial to their well-being, allowing them to purchase food, water and supplies. For others, however, the payments are not really needed to support their daily lives. If you find yourself in this latter group and do not need these funds to support your own family, I ask you to please consider paying it forward by donating all or part of your stimulus payment to NOM. Whatever you can donate will be immediately matched!

FL Police Chief Claims That Officer Died Because He Was Gay!

“…a bigot cannot effectively lead a diverse police force serving a diverse community.”
Dale Engle
Davie Florida Police Chief Dale Engle
Davie Florida police officer Shannon Bennett was exposed to the coronavirus on the job and died as a result. Last week, Police Chief Dale Engle allegedly remarked that Bennet died from Covid-19 because he was a “homosexual who attended homosexual events.”

Last Saturday, the town's public information office issued a statement by Town Administrator Richard J. Lemack:
As of April 11, 2020, Police Chief Dale Engle was placed on administrative leave pending further review of allegations brought forward by the Fraternal Order of Police. The allegations will be investigated in accordance with the Town's Equal Employment Opportunity compliance policy by outside counsel. The Town will have no further comment until the investigation is completed to protect the integrity of all involved.

Monday, April 13, 2020

Bill Johnson: Open the Economy Now or Western Civilization Dies

Bill Johnson
Bill Johnson circa 2017
via the Encyclopedia of American Loons
Bill Johnson — American Decency Association — is no stranger to the pond. A few years ago, after a lengthy tirade about gay Oreo Cookies, gay Chobani yogurt and other same-sex goodies, Johnson was having a shitfit over rainbow Doritos.

Johnson and some other insane religious conservatives seem hell-bent on killing people. Johnson is promoting a conservative Christian investment consultant named Kevin Freeman. Freeman's claim to fame is that 30 years ago he had some association with the late John Templeton who was a devoted, yet sane, Presbyterian.
In an email titled: Open the economy NOW (emphasis added):

Blowhard Bill Donohue is Indifferent to Actual Facts

Catholic League has not filed its 2018 annual report with the IRS. 179 days have elapsed since the last extension expired.
Bill Donohue
Blowhard Bill Donohue has criticized Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer’s suggestion that drive-in church services could expose parishioners to the coronavirus. Donohue has incorrectly and dishonestly labeled the suggestion a “ban.”

Donohue is an anti-LGBTQ hate monger wed to the notion that he has special entitlements. It is hypocritical for Donohue to criticize public officials when he has not complied with federal law with respect to filing annual tax returns with the Internal Revenue Service.

Sunday, April 12, 2020

Trump's Latest Campaign BS Exploiting Bernie Sanders

Donald Trump is trying to reach disaffected Sanders supporters. He doesn't require these people to vote for him. Trump's objective is for Bernie supporters to stay home in November.

Donald J. Trump could be the most dishonest president in American history. Political campaigns are not known for truth in advertising but, even by ordinary campaign standards, Trump manages a level of mendacity that would be shocking were we (unfortunately) not becoming numb to his chicanery.

Friday, April 10, 2020

No Stupid - A California Bill is Not Going to Prevent Parents From Knowing About Pediatric Hormone Therapy

via California Travel Guide
Conservative Christians delight in claiming that they or others are being victimized by The Left™. I don't know who, or what, Scott Slayton is.

What I do know is that he has authored: California Bill Would Keep Parents from Knowing When Children Have Abortions, Get Transgender Hormones. He's wrong on both counts.
Woe be upon us
Planned Parenthood of California has made the passing of a bill that would block parents from knowing if their child had an abortion or received transgender hormone treatments one of their legislative priorities for this year.

Thursday, April 9, 2020

Ever the Bigot, Frank Schubert Complains About a Problem He Helped to Create

Frank Schubert
Frank Schubert circa 2008
via Baltimore Sun
According to American Family Association, an anti-LGBTQ hate group: Virus relief a Trojan horse for the left. According to AFA's Charlie Butts, with some help from Frank Schubert, The Left™ are LGBTQ Americans. That puts Richard Grenell in a rather odd place but I digress.

Mr. Schubert, you will recall, is the political director of National Organization for Marriage. Schubert poses as a successful strategist irrespective of the fact that his only success was with Proposition 8 and that was a temporary victory. In 2012, Schubert was forced by his partners to resign from Schubert Flint because his religious zealotry was driving business from the firm.

Getting back to AFA “back to Butts:”

Mad Mat Staver in 5, 4, 3 ...

Tallahassee via
Wednesday evening, the Tallahassee City Commission passed an ordinance banning conversion therapy. The city has joined the growing list of state and local governments to support bans. Mat Staver is a bit madder today, for sure. I am surprised that I have not yet received the nasty-mail from the cranks at Liberty Counsel.

In a saner part of the world, Scott McCoy at the Southern Poverty Law Center had this to say:
We applaud the Tallahassee city commissioners for unanimously enacting an ordinance to ban conversion therapy for minors, but also going even further to ensure the protection of vulnerable adults. This bogus practice is premised on the lie that LGBTQ+ individuals have a ‘condition’ that needs to be cured by changing an individual’s sexual orientation or gender identity.

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Franklin Graham Blames Marriage Equality for the Coronavirus

Franklin Graham makes even less sense than usual.
Franklin Graham
According to the Christian Post:
The novel coronavirus pandemic is the “result” of sin that exists in a “fallen world” that has “turned its back on God,” conservative evangelical leader Franklin Graham said.
God is pissed and he or she is going to take it out on everyone. Hindus claim that their deity gets upset when people eat beef. Orthodox Jews receive their god's opprobrium over eating pork and shellfish. Franklin Graham's god is especially insecure, vengeful and narcissistic.
“This pandemic, this is a result of a fallen world, a world that has turned its back on God,” Graham said in the interview. “So I would encourage people to pray and let’s ask God for help.”

Porno Pete Has Something to Say About Transgender Athletes

Peter LaBarbera
According to American Family Association, an anti-LGBTQ hate group, Reality cannot be undone: boys are boys, girls are girls. It is just one more example of conservative Christian pretending that gender, as a separate construct from natal sex, does not exist.

The “reality” that they are referring to is formed of a passage in ancient scripture. Presumably written around 1450 BCE, the deity did not provide things like antibiotics, painkillers or even God had some catching up to do.

According to AFA:
Liberal media isn't at all happy with Idaho and two new state laws dealing with transgender issues. Both laws went into effect without the governor's signature. The first bars participation in sports by students who say they are transgender and want to participate in the opposite-sex sports.

Monday, April 6, 2020

Chicken Little

Brad Little
Governor Brad Little, Idaho
via East Idaho News
Last Week, Idaho governor, Brad Little, signed into law two anti-transgender bills.

One bill bans transgender girls and women from participating in sports that align with their gender identity. The other bill makes it illegal for transgender people to change Idaho birth certificates to be gender-congruent.

Thursday, April 2, 2020

The Frog Will Return Next Week - Somewhat Dented

Computer swiped during my move. All of my accounts needed reset. For a few minutes I was locked out of my own Amazon account.

All the email passwords were quickly reset from my phone. None of my emails are stored locally. Gone are a brand new i7 laptop, 3 external hard drives, a tablet, $300 Bluetooth headphones and so on.

Coronavirus made things worse. Over two hours were required to get someone on the phone at JP Morgan Chase. By 3:00 pm I was full-tilt Jessica Jones. 

Relax - watch some Netflix. Except my fucking movers broke my TEEvee. Next Tuesday before that's replaced. 

I obtained a nice new tablet quickly. I should have a working computer by Saturday. Backup is on one of the purloined USB drives so I am starting from scratch. But life goes on. 

This aggravation and monetary loss pales in comparison to the plight of some LGBTQ kid in a red state. Never forget that.

Hope you all stay safe. If you followed my tweet you know that one of our heroic physicians, Jack Turban in Boston, has Covid 19 because he insisted on treating his gender diverse patients. We, on the other hand, have the option to socially distance.