The Stupid Answer that keeps on giving
It is up there with “I did not have sex with that woman.”
Hat Tip Royko
It is up there with “I did not have sex with that woman.”
Hat Tip Royko
Biden says trans people ‘made in image of God,’ parents must ‘affirm’ identity
President Biden released a video message to mark International Transgender Day of Visibility on Thursday, saying that transgender people are “made in the image of God” and that their parents should affirm their gender identity.
Biden, who as a senator backed an array of anti-LGBT legislation, slammed what he called “hateful bills” in several states that restrict transgender participation in girls’ sports and limit discussion of sexuality and gender identity.
“To everyone celebrating Transgender Day of Visibility, I want you to know that your president sees you — Jill, Kamala, Doug, our entire administration sees you — for who you are: made an image of God and deserving of dignity, respect and support,” Biden said in a video message name-checking the first lady, vice president and second gentleman.
“We know it’s hard when there are those out there who don’t see you, don’t respect you,” the president added. “For example, the onslaught of anti-transgender state laws attacking you and your families is simply wrong.”
“This administration is standing up for you against all these hateful bills,” Biden said. “And we’re committed to advancing transgender equality in the classroom, on the playing field, at work, in our military, and our housing and health care systems — everywhere, simply everywhere.”
Here is the speech:
The White House even put out a fact sheet:
Providing resources on the importance of gender affirming care for children and adolescents. The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health has developed a resource to inform parents and guardians, educators, and other persons supporting children and adolescents with information on what is gender-affirming care and why it is important to transgender, nonbinary, and other gender expansive young people’s well-being.
Anthony Fauci is not the worst doctor in this Administration. They have people advocating for the chemical and sexual mutilation of children.
This is the culture war if our time.
Do we allow the government to mutilate our children in pursuit of a radical ideology and social contagion that didn’t exist two decades ago?
And it is a social contagion.
For #InternationalTransDayofVisibility, @Nickelodeon– who make content for children, is celebrating a trans 12 year old and all trans kids. TRANS KIDS.
Stop letting your kids consume content from woke corporations who want to push their LGBTQ agenda on them. pic.twitter.com/Dfb3Rds3U0
— Libs of Tik Tok (@libsoftiktok) March 31, 2022
Kids have always wanted to emulate heroes on TV. Today’s heroes switch gender.
We cannot allow them to win.
We must push back and defeat them on every front.
The future health of our children is at stake.
I go online and one of the first things I see is that #193Republicans is trending.
I know that Twitter manipulates its trends to spread a message so I had to look it up.
The House passed a bill to cap insulin prices at $35 per month.
193 Republicans voted against the bill so the Twitter message is that Republicans want you to die for Big Pharma profits.
House votes to cap cost of insulin at $35, bill heads to Senate
Experts say it only costs drug companies $10 to manufacture.
Congress could soon send to the president’s desk a bill that would cap the cost of the life-saving drug insulin at $35 per month — a move that could significantly reduce and rein in out-of-pocket drug costs for millions of Americans with diabetes.
The House approved the bill Thursday by a vote of 232-193, with 12 Republicans joining all Democrats in support.
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer told reporters on Wednesday that it is “inexcusable” people are being charged exorbitant prices for “a lifesaving and life-sustaining drug whose costs [have] not increased and whose research costs have been amortized a very long period of time ago.”
I am not an expert on insulin by any means.
My dad was a diabetic and was on insulin.
I know that there are many types of insulin out there, my dad had stuff that needed refrigeration and he had a supply of needles for and he had pens with automatic dosing that were shelf stable.
I know that the “research” on insulin isn’t so much about insulin but the drug and delivery systems that make micro dose shelf stable insulin possible.
I know that FDA regulations are expensive and time consuming to comply with for new drugs.
I know that in the US, beef and pork derived insulin was withdrawn from the market in 2006.
I also know that the pharmaceutical company do engage in fuckery with patents which keeps their IP on products long after it should have expired.
I know that the pricing of drugs for Medicare and insurance is as transparent as a block of lead.
I also know that price fixing has never worked to sustainably lower costs on anything, ever.
Lastly, I know that there is a huge insulin market in the US, with about 10% of the population having some form if diabetes.
So, I suspect that this price fixing in the short term, i.e., through the midterm and maybe 2024, will leads to a reduction in insulin prices, but in the long term will increase costs and reduce supply.
I’m all for reducing the price of insulin.
What we need is to attack the problems upstream.
Walmart should be able to contract with a facility to make pig and cow insulin in Texas and sell it as Equate brand insulin behind the counter at their pharmacies without insurance.
I guarantee with a market of 35 million diabetics, they could get it below $35 a month OTC pricing.
But the approval process for that makes it impossible.
The way to fix this is with deregulation, price transparency, and competition, not price fixing.
But that’s not what is going to be done.
Instead the insulin markey us going to get squeezed and stupid people will blame the Republicans for not doing anything to help the little guy, because messaging is more important than effects.
Be Advised: J. Kb is behind enemy lines.
No, not Ukraine. but possibly as dangerous.
Expect great rants when he gets back.
A Nashville school board member is under scrutiny for provocative comments after a hot-mic moment at a meeting last week.
During a break in a March 22 meeting, board member Sharon Gentry was heard criticizing U.S. Sen. Marsha Blackburn — the district’s own senator — over her questioning of U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson.
“Can we just go set Marsha Blackburn on fire?” Gentry said as other board members praised Jackson.
Marsha Blackburn insult: Nashville school board member on hot mic (tennessean.com)
And what did the Senator do to garner such wish from Ms Gentry?
Blackburn is among many Republican lawmakers who have garnered attention for her questioning of President Joe Biden’s Supreme Court nominee during confirmation hearings last week.
The first-term Tennessee senator asked Jackson to define a “woman” and ahead of the hearings called a landmark Supreme Court case about access to contraception “constitutionally unsound” while criticizing Jackson’s nomination to the high court.
Well, if you are responsible for asking the question that launched a thousand memes and has been the running joke in social media, you are bound to be hated by some elites. At least Mr. Genry was properly chastised by her fellow school board members, right?
Other members of the heavily Democratic Nashville board didn’t appear to question Gentry’s comments and the board meeting quickly resumed.
Say no more. It is all very clear now. Passes were given because she has all the appropriate checkmarks and support groups therefore her comments cannot be construed as Hate Speech.
(CNN)President Joe Biden signed a bill into law on Tuesday that makes lynching a federal hate crime, acknowledging how racial violence has left a lasting scar on the nation and asserting that these crimes are not a relic of a bygone era.
Emmett Till Antilynching Act: Biden signs bill making lynching a federal hate crime into law – CNNPolitics
The text of the bill reads:
This Act may be cited as the “Emmett Till Antilynching Act”.
SEC. 2. LYNCHING; OTHER CONSPIRACIES.
Section 249(a) of title 18, United States Code, is amended by
adding at the end the following:
“(5) Lynching.–Whoever conspires to commit any offense under
paragraph (1), (2), or (3) shall, if death or serious bodily injury
(as defined in section 2246 of this title) results from the
offense, be imprisoned for not more than 30 years, fined in
accordance with this title, or both.
“(6) Other conspiracies.–Whoever conspires to commit any
offense under paragraph (1), (2), or (3) shall, if death or serious
bodily injury (as defined in section 2246 of this title) results
from the offense, or if the offense includes kidnapping or an
attempt to kidnap, aggravated sexual abuse or an attempt to commit
aggravated sexual abuse, or an attempt to kill, be imprisoned for
not more than 30 years, fined in accordance with this title, or
IANAL, but this reads generic enough to pretty much to consider any gathering they dislike a Lynching if somebody gets hurt. Do notice that does not mean that the direct actions of those in the “conspiracy” are the trigger, just that somebody gets injured or dead.
This is not about lynching (a concept which much is dead) or even righting a historical wrong (enacting a law offered by a black Republican Congressman in 1900 which never passed) but to stifle any gathering of Wrongpeople under the fear of being tagged under the new Anti Lynching law. Imagine some Liberal operative getting “hurt” during a DeSantis re-election event and suddenly the FBI starts a lynching investigation of the candidate and anybody else involved.
Do not forget this is the same people who transformed a D.C. trespassing case by a group of protesters into a sedition “investigation” and mass arrests, solitary confinement and possibly kangaroo courts with eerily draconian judgements.