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Mon, 24 Oct 2016 12:04:53 +0000@ KCRob: That's because she's played by Imelda Staunton in the movies, who's far more "sweet, adorable grandmother" than "horribly ugly, condescending hag." You know, J.K. may have intended for Umbridge to be a swipe at Thatcher *eye roll*, but that photoshop makes me realize that Hills acts far more like book-Umbridge than movie-Umbridge.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 07:15:40 +0000
As long as a voting precinct or machine doesn’t tally more votes than the number of voters…Even that doesn’t mean much. My state, in order to get a waiver from the “motor voter” law, allows same-day registration and voting. So until the new registrations make their way through the system, the tallies can show that more people voted than were legally registered that day. Yet people in 2012 used such discrepancies as a clear case that the election was rigged for Obama. There’s also an issue with undervoting. Some academic a few years ago used the examples of under- and overvotes as an example of how “confusing” our election process is. Yet I routinely undervote and I’m not confused about the process at all. (Particularly being a one-time election judge.) I simply refuse to vote for idiots and if they are all idiots for a particular office, I will not cast a vote for that office.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 07:06:23 +0000
Some researchers also believe that females with Asperger’s are more likely than their male counterparts to latch obsessively onto a “pseudo-trans” identity, and that the tendency may be even greater for Asperger’s women who also happen to have a lesbian or bi orientation.Interesting thesis. Reading it, Dr Temple Grandin came to mind. Had she grown up in a more “enlightened” time & household, would she have transitioned to a male gender?
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 06:28:21 +0000
“Happy Happy Halloween, Silver Shamrock!”Thanks for that…with any luck, I’ll only be rid of it playing over and over inside my head in a couple of hours. [That Halloween sequel was one of the first movies I and my dorm mates in college saw when the TV common room first got cable (and free HBO, until someone discovered the ‘error’). Ah, good times…]
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 06:13:26 +0000
I dunno. I kind of liked professor Umbridge.I’m guessing you’ve only seen the film and have not read the book. The film adaptation only showed her good side.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 06:11:21 +0000
Every piece about Gay Republicans on Towleroad is a hit piece. It’s hardly remarkable….in between the ‘articles’ about shirtless Twinks and Celebrity blow-jobsThank you. Much as Andy Towle would love to pretend that he’s being fair and objective by including such stories, the commenters and the tone of the stories are basically stuff you’d see by That. Jervis. Guy., only with slightly better packaging.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 04:11:58 +0000Every piece about Gay Republicans on Towleroad is a hit piece. It's hardly remarkable....in between the 'articles' about shirtless Twinks and Celebrity blow-jobs.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 04:08:01 +0000One of the Hillary ads I hear on the radio has some guy--a veteran if I remember correctly--talking about why he doesn't like Trump and then saying, "that's why I'm voting for Hillary because she will fight for people like me, and she has accomplished so much." But it doesn't tell us what she has accomplished. Every time I hear the ad, I talk back to the radio: "Oh really, tell us WHAT has she accomplished???" The only ad I've heard that mentions any Hillary accomplishments is one that talks about the passage of the CHIP program while she was first lady and Bill Clinton was president. Every time I hear that, I think, "And that's all they've got?" She didn't write the bill, she didn't vote for it, she didn't sign it into law. She only "helped" by doing some lobbying for it.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 01:45:45 +0000Anyone want to comment on the towleroad hitpiece on gay republicans? http://www.towleroad.com/2016/10/log-cabin-republicans/
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 01:25:28 +0000It looked like strike thru worked on the preview.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 01:22:05 +0000Anderson Cooper asks to be made ambassador to Austria. In unrelated news moslem rapist of a 10yo indigenous Austrian white boy in a pool bathroom had his conviction overturned because he didn't know the meaning of IS IS NO IS http://pamelageller.com/2016/10/muslim-migrant-anal-rapist-conviction-overturned.html/
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 01:08:38 +0000What's second prize ?
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 00:41:16 +0000You liked a child-torturing power-hungry sociopath?
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Sun, 23 Oct 2016 20:43:21 +0000It's also worth Googling (or Binging, if you wish) for "gender dysphoria" and "asperger's" -- there is tentative evidence that at least in some cases, self-diagnosis as a transgender person is actually a manifestation of autism-spectrum disorders, and the patients do not, in fact, have a deep psychological identification with the opposite sex. Some researchers also believe that females with Asperger's are more likely than their male counterparts to latch obsessively onto a "pseudo-trans" identity, and that the tendency may be even greater for Asperger's women who also happen to have a lesbian or bi orientation. If bigger and longer-term studies ultimately support these suspicions, the implications are quite disturbing...
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 20:17:46 +0000I've seen a video interview on YouTube in which an MtF and an FtM both express some regrets about medically transitioning. The FtM wistfully speculates that if she'd gotten different advice and guidance from other therapists, she would've eventually learned to accept herself as a butch lesbian who still had all the female anatomy and hormones she was born with.
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 20:09:58 +0000
I wish there was a place on the internet that would examine potential transgenderism in children from both sides.It's not exactly "both sides," but the blog 4th Wave Now does take the position of supporting kids who are behaviorally "gender-bender" and may well turn out to be gay, while totally opposing hormonal/surgical "transitions" for minors (and being skeptical about the therapeutic value of medical transitioning for gender-dysphoric adults who decide to choose it). In other words, if a boy with Gender Dysphoria ultimately ends up self-identifying as a cis man who happens to be non-hetero, that's not a huge tragedy for parents to panic about, and indeed should be considered a far more desirable outcome than a penisectomy, vaginoplasty, and breast implants. It's also got a good sidebar with links to other sites having a similar philosophy (i.e., that being alarmed about the trans-kid trend does not make you a NARTH apologist or anti-gay).
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 20:04:29 +0000I dunno. I kind of liked professor Umbridge.
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 19:48:02 +0000On looking at the picture, I have to admit that the soldier's facial expression does rather bring to mind a black character who's just seen a g-gh-gh-GHOST! in a 1930s comedy. "Feets, don't fail me now!"
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 19:36:19 +0000"Happy Happy Halloween, Silver Shamrock!" (Repeat until your skull pops open and centipedes pour out.) I'd put up a YouTube link, but I'm at a public library right now and I don't have headphones with me to check the audio quality of clips.