What Trump’s Transgender Tweets Reveal About the Culture Wars

The breakdown of American social norms is advancing at a lightning pace. Just five years ago if you were told a woman doesn’t necessarily have a vagina, and may instead have a penis, you might have called that insanity. Today, you’re a hateful bigot if you don’t subscribe to this kind of thinking.

Not only are adults being told this, but children are also being taught this in schools. Parents are receiving guidance from Planned Parenthood and other liberal bastions on how to talk to preschoolers about transgenderism and masturbation. Yes, you read that right: preschoolers. The Daily Wire reported this week:

In new guidelines issued on the official Planned Parenthood website, the federally subsidized corporation explains how parents should talk to their pre-schoolers about gender roles, sexuality, masturbation, and transgenderism, even offering tips on how to tell if your toddler “is transgender or gender nonconforming.”

Filling the head of your three-year-old child who thought he was a dinosaur last week with confusing messages about sex and gender? What could possibly go wrong.

Thanks to some tweets from President Trump, transgender issues are back in the news. On Wednesday morning he posted:

His ploy was daring in its simplicity: Trump tweeted about the most controversial issue in America, neglected to actually change policy before doing so, and succeeded in deflecting attention from the Republican health care bill while winning back some needed points with conservatives who are infuriated by his treatment of Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

Why did Trump choose the transgender issue? It is the best example in American culture of an issue about which the elites feel one way, but a great number of Americans feel differently. One of the best representations of just how out of touch elites are from Americans on this issue can be found at your local Target. Last year, Target’s corporate leadership decided to institute what it considered a feel-good policy, and perhaps gain some inclusivity points among liberal activists, by declaring that customers could use the bathroom with which they “identified,” rather than the one that corresponds to their anatomy. Amazingly out of touch with their own customer base, Target has faced a devastating backlash. Target was shocked by the reaction, but would not have been had its corporate leadership and marketing team actually been in touch with how the American people feel about their families going to the bathroom in a stall right next to someone of the opposite sex.

While many on the Left and the media (but I repeat myself) are outraged about Trump’s latest tweets, which are merely meant to stoke the fire of the culture wars, what they don’t seem to understand is they are buying President Trump his reelection.

As usual, conservatives are being told by those wishing to drastically alter the fabric of our society, “Why do you care about transgender issues if you’re not affected?” For those who have concerns and objections about ignoring chromosomes and anatomy in favor of feelings, we know, in the words of Erick Erickson, we will be made to care.

The morning of President Trump’s announcement I tweeted as much, and watched my mentions column explode. The same folks who have opposed President Trump on the basis of misogyny and women’s rights spent the day calling me a “raging c***” and other epithets. But it didn’t stop there. It never does. There are consequences for straying from the approved groupthink. My friends, employers and even my husband received tweets and emails about my remarks. I received notifications my LinkedIn profile was being viewed. The message from the masses is clear: if you’re not with us, we will actively try to destroy your life, your work, and even your marriage. Again, the same folks accusing Donald Trump of misogyny were tweeting my husband to rein in his woman. This is feminism in 2017. Men can encroach on every single female space, even La Leche League meetings, and if women object, our husbands receive a full report of our misdeeds.

With the gay marriage debate there were many on the right who took a “live and let live” philosophy. But we learned it’s not enough for gay marriage to be legalized; activists on the Left also were out to punish anyone who wasn’t totally on board. Religious Americans not interested in participating in gay weddings, like bakers and photographers, had their livelihoods destroyed. Americans aren’t going to make that mistake again. The transgender lobby is out to drastically alter our society, and will lob accusations of bigotry at anyone who shows even the slightest hesitation to endorse their cause. The same life-destroying tactics the Left used against those who didn’t want to participate in gay weddings will next be used on those who won’t pretend a man can become a woman on nothing more than a whim.

Donald Trump knows this, and knows Americans are reaching the limit of what they’re willing to accept. The hysteria regarding his tweets only solidifies his support, despite hopes from the Left that accusations of bigotry will erode it.

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  • JF

    A MAJORITY of Americans support the right of transgender people to serve in the military. http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-military-transgender-poll-idUSKBN1AD2BL

    RAND did a study last year and the cost of doing so is minimal: $2.4 to $8.4 million dollars a year. Trump’s golf vacations just so far this year would pay the costs for the next TWENTY years.

    http://www.rand.org/pubs/research_reports/RR1530.html

    And there is no medical obstacle to doing so.

    AMA Statement on Transgender Americans in the Military
    For immediate release: Jul 26, 2017
    David O. Barbe, M.D.
    President, American Medical Association

    “There is no medically valid reason to exclude transgender individuals from military service. Transgender individuals are serving their country with honor, and they should be allowed to continue doing so.

    “AMA policy also supports public and private health insurance coverage for treatment of gender dysphoria as recommended by the patient’s physician. According to the Rand study on the impact of transgender individuals in the military, the financial cost is a rounding error in the defense budget and should not be used as an excuse to deny patriotic Americans an opportunity to serve their country. We should be honoring their service – not trying to end it.”

    So, other than the “moral outrage” of some on the right there is no obstacle here. And no – I don’t consider your “moral outrage” good grounds for denying more than a million Americans their civil rights.

    It is interesting how EXACTLY the same language about the military not being the ground for ‘social experiments’ was used against blacks, women, and gay people being integrated into the US military over the decades. Somehow the claimed disasters to military readiness and the moral character of the country didn’t happen in those cases either.

    Even if some on the right remain offended by it.

    • ranklez

      Youll be among the first against the wall when the revolution comes. We’re going to cleanse ourselves of your like. You should have kept your p3dophlLe hands off our children.

      • bshirt

        Damn straight ranklez!

      • Martin Forde

        project much, you illiterate patzer?

        • ranklez

          All you p3dophlLes will eventually face it. We’ll get around to you.

    • elephant4life

      A. Trump doesn’t take golf “vacations”. He hasn’t taken a day off since November 8. Maybe even before that.

      B. The esteemed doctor is correct only if basing his opinion on civilian standards, where a person’s psychological fitness, or reliance on sustained, daily injections to maintain a specific level of physical fitness, are not matters of life, death, unit cohesion, mission accomplishment, or institutional stability. You can be injection dependent or a raging lunatic in civilian life, you can suffer from hormonal meltdowns or diabetic comas in the corporate world, you can even talk to the walls of your cubicle or show up daily in drag and fullout Mimi makeup, and no one is going to end up dead because of it, unless you totally wig out. The military has more stringent standards, and yes, they are permitted to exercise discriminatory judgment on who is fit to serve. Thank God and our forebearers.

      • gdi9

        Really are all those pictures of him playing golf photoshopped?

        • Rosa1984

          He’s golfing with world leaders many times….

          • gdi9

            many times?

            Thought he hasn’t taken any vacation

    • SkiBum

      That “cost” estimate is complete nonsense. The entire USCG was just forced to do a mandatory 2 hour training on dealing with transgender issues. That cost alone in training costs and lost productivity was over $8M. Now multiply that by all the services, which were going to be forced to do so as well. Then add in medical surgery costs, the mental health costs due to transgenders having much higher incidences of psychological problems and suicide attempts, litigation, facilities construction to deal with their neverending demands of special accommodations, etc… $8M my behind. More like $8T.

    • Rosa1984

      The fact that 90% of TG veterans are diagnosed with mental disorder… that doesn’t mean anything?

    • SkiBum

      And of course, the right of the 99% of real women to not feel offended nor be forced to shower with men is completely irrelevant to the left.

      • JF

        The majority (52%) of cis women support the right of transgender people to use the facilities matching their gender identity.

    • Jonathan

      Does allowing trans help us to win wars? Nope. Could it possibly hurt us and moral? yes. Remember the cost is in human lives, not money.

    • Joshua Norman

      That is the Saul Alinsky tactic. “The majority is with us. You are a minority opinion.” And than try to intimidate into silence. We’ve read the book and know your tactics. They won’t work on anyone but the simple minded.

      • Cyber Space

        Yup those days are over. The left, the New Stalinists, still haven’t figured that out and they are still trying to use the same tactics and that is why they are going insane – what used to work isn’t working anymore and they don’t know what else to do- other than beat the crap out of us

        • Joshua Norman

          And that didn’t last very long before we realized we better come prepared to fight. Now they are attempting to massacre the opposing politicians and next will be crowds of supporters. Their politicians will try to kill all of us if they get the chance. History always repeats itself and they since they are repeating every other component of the political philosophy and tactics of the Nazis why wouldn’t the final step be taken at some point. After all, they must remove those who interfere with the greater good. Learn to love big brother or die

          • Cyber Space

            Yes if these evil people ever get in power again they will try and kill us for sure. The left needs to be destroyed literally. It’s either us or them.

  • Martin Forde

    But… you are a hateful bigot… so…

  • Rosa1984

    The military is unlike any other job.

    When 90% of TG veterans are diagnosed with mental disorder, gender dysphoria,
    and they’re on medication, it appears Prudent to disqualify them.

    • AreaMan

      Precisely. Don’t tell that to left though. In their world, it’s more important for the military to be “nice” and “fair” as opposed to being fully prepared to win the next war.

    • Yet Israel has no problems

    • Dk Pat

      your right Rosa, when 90% of TG are diagnosed w THE issues you mentioned, than it is time to disqualify them….but UNTIL 90% are diagnosed, they shd stay in our Military. Right now, it’s less than 1%…many more straight white males in the military are diagnosed w psychiatric disorders than TG. CHECK THE FACTS!

  • bilahn

    It was “disruption” with African Americans, then “disruption” with women, than “disruption” with gays and lesbians, and now transgenders are going to cause “disruption”. But this disruption never occurs, and where exactly is the disruption with the TG since they are already there?

    It has nothing to do with disrutpion, it has to do with ignorance and hate.

    No, it only “resonates” with PREJUDICED Americans. If that makes me “elite” than so be it.

    • pauls

      Huh? Transgender is an imaginary term for an imaginary world. I was born male but can choose to be female is no more a reality than a dog can choose to become a cat. Biology actually does matter.

      • bilahn

        What makes you an expert? And what difference does it make anyway as long as these people are qualified, doing their job, and meet the standards of performance and conduct.

        • pauls

          You think it takes an expert to tell the difference between a bull and a cow? What is the world coming to? I read recently that a male soldier is on maternity leave because he is pregnant. Our tax dollars were paying some poor confused girl to take drugs to be more manly and our misguided government said she had a right to serve as a man. Now our tax dollars are being used to pay him/her maternity leave because she stopped using the meds and got pregnant. It’s insanity plain and simple. When Charlie Sheen says he has tiger blood in his veins people say he is drugged up and crazy. But if he said he was a woman the left would praise him for his bravery. He has as much chance of being a tiger as he does being a woman

          • cruisedoc

            Of course, it is an “argument to authority” & you don’t need a Ph.D. after your name to read & understand studies.

        • cruisedoc

          It is well documented that at & after reassignment surgery such people experience emotional instability – unfortunately with a 41% suicide rate. Hence, a high probability they cannot maintain the standards.
          As a physician (with good grad courses in embryology & human development) I can attest that if you have a Y chromosome in every cell in you body & male parts, you are, like it or not, a male.

          • bilahn

            Glad you’re not my doctor.

          • cruisedoc

            I quote a credible stat, confirmed in more than a dozen studies worldwide, and you’re glad I’m not your doc because you don’t like the reality of it? I’d think you’d want a doc who tells you the truth.

          • bilahn

            OH really? Let me know your specific sources. You religious nuts are famous for bringing “research” and “experts” about gays from discredited, unaccredited, or just poorly done research in an effort to cast gays as mentally ill or even dangerous. Why wouldn’t you do the same for trans? The “research” is almost always connected to a church if you dig beneath the surface.

            And why wouldn’t trans have a lot of mental problems having to deal with the violence and hate of society, and sad to say, even from the gay community at times. It’s very stressful, to say the least. I am a 60 year old gay man, and I figured out a long time ago it was people like YOU who have the mental problems, not me.

          • cruisedoc

            Religious nut, huh? Me think you assumes much. I am not a religious man at all.
            That figure is well known in my field (physician) – generally 40%. The 41% stat comes from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and the Williams Institute. More than a dozen other surveys of transgender people worldwide have found similarly high rates.
            Beyond that, do your own homework. Sadly the incredibly high rate is no secret & easily googled. Unfortunately, the suicide rate remains fairly constant even when in an accepting environment or country. The interesting thing is that for those who “outgrow” it, and a significant number do, their suicide rate drops from 41% to roughly 4%.
            My personal philosophy in life is to live & let live. But there is a line that’s crossed when the military begins to induct mentally unstable people out of political correctness.

            ….at least I did feel ‘live & let live’ regarding gays & supported the concept of a right to marry. Then, after so many years of gays appealing to respect their wishes, be tolerant, and live & let live, once they achieved the right, what did they do with it? They did NOT respect other’s views, they were not tolerant of other’s views, and they forced people to participate in their weddings or face economic ruin. ….that’s where they lost me. And now they deserve whatever pushback they get. SCOTUS will rule soon on the issue.

          • bilahn

            So it’s not just about TG I see. Of course I knew that. So long “doc”.

          • cruisedoc

            No, my posts were very much regarding TGs, and specifically in the military. Once again you assume too much.
            However, yes, there are always considerations beyond the issue at hand – not much can be viewed in isolation. And it is not I who grouped them together as a union of LBGTQ.

            So, in the ‘fool me twice same on me’ spirit, I would go beyond the conversation and warn people. Factions often start with an emotional appeal claiming all they want is respect for their free choice, free will, and tolerance – then once achieved it’s the reign of terror. Then they want to disrespect other’s free choices & will. Then they want everyone else to see things their way – the antithesis of ‘live & let live’ – the antithesis of tolerance.

            And there have been some very prominent gays who themselves were appalled by some of the lawsuits. And if you don’t see the difference between serving a gay in a public store & forcing them to participate in a private gay event – like a photographer who must be present & participate in an intimate way in the entire event, then there is no objectivity left & it would be a waste to have a rational conversation with you.

            Again, you lost me when you showed us what you did with your new found ‘right’. Had you just married & lived & let live there would be no problems. But when you use force of law to force others to participate you become something very ugly.

            No, I’m not religious, but I respect those who are & other’s beliefs.

        • Travvy

          They’re anything near “Quallified”, as they have an obvious MENTAL DISORDER.

      • Kirkus1964

        “Transgender is an imaginary term for an imaginary world”. So is “God”.

        • pauls

          Ok sounds fair. Though there is probably more proof of God than there is that a male can will himself into becoming female.

        • Joshua Norman

          Let’s see what you say when you stand before him. Or even just before you do. Your tune will change

    • Phil Garber

      Live and let live is one thing. But being conscripted to serve as someone else’s codependent is another thing altogether. Most people understand the difference even if the TG movement doesn’t seem to.

      • bilahn

        I have no idea what you are talking about.

    • cruisedoc

      Oh bull, apples & oranges. Black men were always excellent fighters & women are quite capable. Mental issues know no color or gender. This is not prejudice – this is an evaluation based on empirical evidence that a high percentage of these people are mentally unstable.

      • Travvy

        And, they kill themselves, at the drop of a hat.

        • cruisedoc

          Yes, the stats are dismal. Interestingly, youths who have the disorder have the same high rate of suicide (approx. 40%), BUT for those who “outgrow” it, their suicide rate drops back down to normal, which is roughly 4%.

    • Joshua Norman

      The only hate comes from the left. I’ve never seen rage like I do in the faces of these middle aged women at these protests. Violent attacks represent hate and that comes from your side. You hate God and what he created. You worship the creature more than the creator and when you knew God you didn’t glorify him as God and so he has turned you over to a reprobate mind.

      • bilahn

        You are a religious fanatic. Take a chill pill.

        • Cyber Space

          He’s 100% right. These feminazis are vile angry ugly women – ugly on the inside and outside.

  • Jonathan

    The number one requirement is to win wars. If bringing in transexuals makes this more difficult, even in the slightest, it cost real human lives. People will die for a PC cause. If you can show that having transexuals in the military is a benefit, then my same argument remains and we should allow trans in. Very simple.

    • pauls

      Once they have surgery they should be allowed to serve in thier newly assigned gender.

      • Number 6

        Let them join the Peace Corp. We need not accommodate any “grievance de jour” group in the defense of our nation.

      • Goldie Romero

        You obviously have no real experience with pre or post op transgenders.

        • pauls

          There is no such thing as Santa Clause. There are people who dress up and act like old St Nick but if someone actually believed they were Santa Claus we would put them in an asylum. There is no such thing as transgender. There are truly sad cases of hermaphroditism. Tragically sad but a biological reality. But people choosing to be what they biologically can never be….they may as well believe they are Santa Claus

        • Travvy

          What I do have, is a real experience being IN THE MILITARY.

          How bout you, sweetheart?

      • Bob Nix

        Still require regular hormone injections for life. We don’t let diabetics serve for the same reason. So no.

        • pauls

          Reasonable argument….is it true diabetics can’t serve?

          • Jonathan

            I can’t imagine having a combat role with diabetes just because of logistics. I guess it would depend on what type though. I never heard about this before.

          • High Steppa

            It is true. Any type of diabetes is a disqualifier for joining the military.

      • Cyber Space

        Mentally ill people should not be given command of military grade weapons and systems. Period

    • mmercier0921

      “People will die for a PC cause.”

      These leftist lunatics would exterminate half the population if they could.

  • Goldie Romero

    There is no question TGism has become a politically correct victim class of the left. Trans activists intentionally took it there. Trans folks now have such a shabby public image.
    But the Trump policy was so poorly announced, implementation is unlikely. First step should be an end to any federal coverage for TG medical care, especially sex-reassignment surgery.

  • Edgar Lane

    Doesn’t the military have rules about psychologically balanced people can join the armed services? Does one need to argue this point, when a vast number of transgender people commit suicide after they have the operation?

    • cruisedoc

      41% suicide rate after surgery. Many join orgs dedicated to those who feel they made a mistake & want to reverse the process. BTW, you don’t have to argue, the empirical evidence is indisputable. These are, by & large, disturbed people. ….and the US Army isn’t a gender clinic.

    • Travvy

      Exactly.

  • cruisedoc

    I am sorry, the military’s focus isn’t equality, it is to win wars & kill the enemy to be blunt. It is not a democracy. Gender dysphoria (aka Gender Identity Disorder) is classed as a mental disorder. Despite regions of acceptance or reassignment surgery these people continue to have a 41% suicide rate.
    I didn’t vote for Trump, but the military (aka taxpayers) should not pay for such surgery or treatment, which can cost $130,000 over multiple surgeries. Worse, at the time of surgery & thereafter, such people experience emotional & instability issues. And the US military is no place for this.

    • pauls

      I did not verify your numbers and you provided no sources but your argument is compelling and well made.

      • cruisedoc

        That figure is well known in my field (physician) – generally 40%. The 41% stat comes from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and the Williams Institute. More than a dozen other surveys of transgender people worldwide have found similarly high rates.
        The $130,000 figure is on the high side, accounting for the multiple surgeries often necessary – appropriate for a brief post. A single surgery can run $50,000 on avg. & I’ve heard figures as low as $20,000.
        The whole picture however must include hormone therapy over an extended time & counseling.

        It can run on the lower side, but the total extended cost can run in the hundreds of thousands, especially with complications.

        • pauls

          Thanks. Very informative

    • JeanieBeanie

      How long did you serve?

      • Travvy

        I served 4 years.

        How long did YOU serve, sweetheart?

        Another Idiot.

      • cruisedoc

        I was a Navy doctor at Phila. Regional Med. Ctr. before leaving the service & going into private practice. So, serving my country as well as being a physician I am quite qualified to comment, and more qualified than most who post.

    • Dk Pat

      no one is stating that the military should pay for gender surgery. That is not the issues. The issues is if people in good physical and mental health want to enlist, no matter what their race, gender, ethnicity, they shd be allowed to enlist.

      • cruisedoc

        Actually, yes they are. And it’s beyond “stating” – Manning won a law suit in which the military was forced to pay for his/her reassignment surgery & hormone therapy – even while in prison for treason. Even the VA covers the costs, including hormone therapy.
        I do agree that ‘people in good physical and mental health should be allowed to enlist no matter what their race, gender, or ethnicity’. However, trans people do not fit these criteria & have mental health issues.

      • John Galt

        ‘people in good physical and mental health want to enlist’

        Good mental health ..those are the operative words. How on earth is someone who thinks he is of the opposite gender, or no gender at all, ‘in good mentla health’? How can you say that about a community that has 71% rate of contemplating suicide and 42% suicide attempts.

        But these are rhetorical questions for idiots like you. You would not notice stupidity even if it hit you like a runway truck! And I have not contempt, but pity for you.

  • pauls

    In the utopian world of the left doctors would deliver a new life into this world. The doctor would hand the child to its gushing new parents with the “it’s a….it’s a….it’s a…well wait 20 years and see what it wants to be”. In this new world even doctors are unable to tell male from female.

  • Martian_Ambassador

    People who have never served should have no say in this military community debate. You want to dabble with upending societal order, start with your own privacy, your own gyms, your own workspaces, your own vocabulary silliness.

    Blacks were never “disruptive” to the services. They’ve been there from the start. It was the de facto endorsement of Jim Crow limits that had to end, and those limits weren’t even present in the colonial period in the US Navy, but imposed by southerners as the country “matured,” (lol), out of that more egalitarian military era.

    Women have been there all along too. The only limits they really faced were ones on exclusion from combat positions. Those limits still make sense in front line infantry and special forces contexts, despite the mad ravings of feminists who demand a slackening of physical standards to
    “compete.” Those restrictions make much less sense in “push button” warfare positions, such as missile silos, helicopter piloting, warships, etc. Fraternization, as always, remains an intractable problem.

    Gays have been there all along too, but knew their closet door had to stay nailed shut to the larger community for the sake of unit cohesion and morale. DADT was the perfect compromise on this topic, but no, gotta be out, proud and loud. Gays weren’t disruptive until they were allowed to be. Fortunately, most have demonstrated the good sense to not show up to muster in a banana hammock and make themselves a disciplinary issue.

    TGs are a different kettle of fish. If we face the argument that discrimination against racial minorities, women, and homosexuals is wrong because such is based upon immutable characteristics, what are TGs other than gender plastic? There is literally NOTHING immutable about them, which leads many sane people to think they are rather mentally ill.

    Worse yet, these fleas on the tail want to wag the whole DoD dog. They actually require PHYSICAL accommodation, not just policy accommodation. They are also demanding, ala Pvt. Chelsea Traitor, SURGICAL transformation and aftercare. Pvt. Bradley Manning demanded such as a freaking military prisoner.

    That’s just frickin’ loony, and detrimental to the services in ways that make previous integrative efforts look, well, effortless by comparison.

    • Kirkus1964

      “People who have never served should have no say in this military community debate.” OK, I guess that rules Trump out.

      • pauls

        Technically he is serving right now.

      • Cyber Space

        He has people advising him who DO have military experience and this is what they are telling him. See, that is part of being the BOSS, you hire experts to help you out.

      • Bandit

        You are an fng idiot – he is the CiC

      • John Galt

        How long did Obama serve to have the ‘say’ to get these freaks serving in the military?

    • Riooso

      Amen!

    • Alan Hubbard

      Years ago I saw a documentary on History Channel about WW2. Part of the show dealt with the command structure. Two vets were interviewed about their company commander. They said that he was gay, everyone knew he was, but he kept it within limits. His company to a man thought he was great because he cared what happened to them and did all he could to keep them safe and alive. Shows what can be accomplished when the gay thing isn’t being constantly thrown in people’s faces.

    • Cyber Space

      To say that men who want to be women and vice versa is the same thing as someone’s race, an immutable physical characteristic is ridiculous. One is behavior and the other is an immutable physical characteristic. People trying to say this is like the Civil rights movement are being extremely insulting to blacks.

  • Riooso

    The military’s objective is to BREAK SHT and KILL PEOPLE!

    They must fight for every dollar now-a-days and people coming in wanting FREE sht is nothing but BS!

  • Alan Hubbard

    For my own sanity I have to accept just about anything that people want to do with/for/to another person (as long as it doesn’t involve criminal acts with underage people), but as long as their fetishes and deviant behavior keeps getting thrown in our faces I assume it’s up for discussion, and, once again referencing my sanity, I have to speak out against it. Don’t ask, don’t tell works for me. I do not have one care what it takes to get for anyone to get their jollies, I don’t need to know. If a man has a dislike for his gender and wants to change, go ahead and change, just don’t then demand that I give up the basis for my sanity just to accommodate his fetish or pay for the change and long term hormone therapy. If he’s happy with his change he won’t need to get my approval. If he isn’t happy he has no right to demand my sympathy. Insulin dependent diabetics can’t serve, neither should transgender people who require long term hormone therapy.

    • Travvy

      Their Suicide Numbers are OFF THE CHARTS, compared with NORMAL HUMANS.

      And, you think that they should be anywhere near a Military Weapon?

      Gimme a break.

  • Chuck Burton

    Nearly all the major media in this country is owned by the same cabal of profoundly conservative multi-national corporations. But this idiot writer conflates the left and the media. Totally absurd.

    • Travvy

      You’re really that stupid?

      Really?

      Idiot.

      • Chuck Burton

        None so blind as those who will not see. But after all, the right has spent hundreds of millions of dollars over decades to brainwash ideologues like you into accepting the myth of the liberal media as mother’s milk.

  • Pat Woods

    US troops will just find a reason to kill (or get) trannies in the military (killed)………..

    $h!# happens……..

  • LB P

    When I was basic training everyone showered together in one common stall, no privacy. Everyone dressed/undressed in one bay area where we bunked, no privacy. The gender transitioning issue has its day to day thorns.

  • sosumi idk

    Men can encroach on every single female space, even La Leche League meetings, and if women object, our husbands receive a full report of our misdeeds.

    When I figured out the people pushing this sort of logic are lying about almost everything (certainly about being concerned about women because they’re women), I was no longer able to be a feminist.

    It’s all lies. They don’t mean a word they say.

    Same thing about trans people. They don’t care about trans people. They care about using trans people. See Thomas Sowell’s comments about “mascot” politics.

    • Cyber Space

      So glad you figured that out. I did too a while back. I used to be a feminist when i was young and then I realized I was sold a pack of lies which affected my behvior which had a pretty permanent bad effect on my life. I am teaching my daughter to run not walk away from the feminists. They will screw up your life pretty badly if you let them

  • Frumpycat

    If the Israeli army can welcome transgender soldiers so can we. They even make space for those with special needs. The Israelis have realized when you’re surrounded by enemies discrimination is a luxury they can’t afford. If they thought transgender people were a threat to unit cohesion they wouldn’t allow them to serve period. They don’t mess around with national security like Republicans and people like this author who through their bigotry make our country weaker – they are traitors.

    http://time.com/4421400/transgender-u-s-military-israeli-army-idf/
    http://www.jns.org/latest-articles/2016/2/8/israeli-army-service-opens-doors-for-soldiers-with-special-needs#.WXjLnYgrIuU=

    A-Tisket, A-Tasket,
    45 is a Russian asset……

    Morons
    Are
    Governing
    America

    • Gino Schafer

      Gosh, why don’t you have 100s of up votes? Oh, never mind. You are a complete freaking idiot.

      • Frumpycat

        Really? I’m not getting all the “likes” from Branch Trumpidians? Waaaa! Hey, out of curiosity, is Obama still too black for you to admit he’s a better president than Trump?

    • Bailey Reynolds

      Go to Israel and live.

    • pauls

      You kind of left out a very relevant point. All Israeli citizens, except those of Arab descent, are conscripted into military service. It’s not optional. The Israeli military serves multiple civil policing, emergency and social service and border patrol functions that in the USA are not military functions. It is therefore possible and required for conscripts with all sorts of mental and physical disabilities to be accommodated for and to find non-combat tasks that they can complete. If we were to make all US citizens serves a military tour, like Israel does, then we would need to make more work for them to do and accommodate all sorts of disabilities….is that what you propose? A national draft of all citizens 18 years of age?

      • Frumpycat

        You’re missing the point. This isn’t an argument for or against a draft. Its about evaluating military capabilities. If Israel didn’t value trans gendered soldiers and thought they would hurt unit cohesion they would not have them. Period. Israeli trans gendered soldiers are serving in fighting units. Israel, unlike republicans, don’t mess around with national security. I have no doubt that if we had mandatory service Trump would have done the exact. Same. Thing.

      • Frumpycat

        I disagree. This isn’t an argument about if there should be a draft or not, it’s about military capabilities. Israeli trans gender soldiers are fighting in front line units. If they didn’t value trans gendered soldiers and thought they would hurt unit cohesion they would not have them. Period. Israel, unlike republicans, don’t mess around with national security. I have no doubt that if we had mandatory service Trump would have done the exact. Same. Thing.

        • pauls

          You intentionally miss the point. In a system where all citizens are conscripted to military service it requires the military to find jobs and make accommodations for personnel who are not fit for combat duty. I have a gay friend from Greece. They also have a two year conscription. He made coffee drinks for two years. I can find no evidence to support your claim that the Israeli military puts transgendered service personnel in combat units.

          • Frumpycat

            I’m “intentionally missing the point”. No you apparently have reading comprehension issues. MY LINK ABOVE IN MY ORIGINAL POST STATES:
            “Instead she enlisted in Caracal, a co-ed combat unit, which is tasked with patrolling Israel’s border with Egypt. To Amy’s surprise, the army was more than just accepting.”

            Also google is your friend. Try the Google. Have you heard of it? If you Google:

            israel trans gender military combat units

            You will come up with example after example of trans gender troops not only filling combat roles in Israel but in other countries as front line troops as well. But I guess you’re just intentionally missing the evidence. NEXT!

          • Frumpycat

            No I’m not “intentionally” missing the point. My first link above explicitly states that Israeli trans gender soldiers are serving in combat units.

            Google “Here are all the nations in the world that let transgender troops serve.” You will find that many countries that don’t have the draft let trans gender soldiers serve in combat units.

            So, no, I’m not missing any point, you appear to be missing what reality is.

          • pauls

            Did you even bother to read the article that comes up when you google “here are all the countries that let transgender troops serve”? It says there are 18 or 19 depending on how you count…fine….then it goes through each country and thier rules. All but three South American nations require the transgender to either be going through the surgical process or have completed it. Several of our liberal European socialist democracies require the transgender sterilized and none reported having transgender in forward combat roles.

          • Frumpycat

            Seriously?
            So you ignore that I pointed out the Israeli army uses transgenders in combat roles and you ignore it. It belies your blather in your first post. They are serving in combat roles in Israel. Period.

            “Did you even bother …” Really? My original argument was that there are many countries that allow transgender in their combat units. Your reply is what? “All but three South American nations require the transgender to either be going through the surgical process or have completed it.” Is an outright LIE. That information is not provided for most of the countries listed.

            Look, your first post was to argue:
            “they’re not soldiers, they are put in some sort of nonmilitary role” No. If you had read the link you would have known they serve in a military role.

            You second was:
            “Well they’re not assigned to combat units.”
            No. If you had read the link you would have known they serve in combat units.

            Your last argument is what?
            “DAAAAAAR I’m gonna insult you, argue items that aren’t listed in the link, and try and do anything but acknowledge I was an idiot with the first two arguments.” So what exactly is your argument now? Argue the definition of transgender? The title of the article says it all.

          • pauls

            The article you cited me too does not say that the Israeli army or any of the others uses transgender in combat forces. You reference some previous citation but I have scanned your posts and don’t see it. The article your google post pulls up most certainly says that most (all but three by my count) required transgenders to either have completely gone through the surgical procedure or be in the process.

          • Frumpycat

            Funny. Yeah I get it. Well, I’ll just leave it with this:

            In my first post is this link:
            http://time.com/4421400/transgender-u-s-military-israeli-army-idf/
            In literally the second paragraph:

            ” Instead she enlisted in Caracal, a co-ed combat unit, which is tasked with patrolling Israel’s border with Egypt. To Amy’s surprise, the army was more than just accepting.”
            “Combat Unit” is that close enough to “Combat Forces” for you?

            Concerning the rest. All the countries in that article except Thailand allow transgender in combat units. Here’s yet another article:
            http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/27/us/world-transgender-ban-facts/index.html

            Please note the quote: “This includes Thailand, whose armed forces only allow transgender individuals to serve in administrative and office roles, not in combat.” inferring all the others do.

          • pauls

            The article says this soldier is a member of caracal battalion. It makes the point that it’s a combat battalion but a review of http://garinmahal.com/caracal shows it’s a combat battalion inname only. Their duties and equipment show It is the equivalent of the US Border Patrol. They carry a Tavor. A compact automatic rifle much like the ones our border patrol carry and patrol the border for drugs, human trafficking and terrorist activity. They are notcombat troops.

          • Frumpycat

            Bwa! Is that all you got? Slurring an Israeli infantry combat battalion that has actually seen action? Gods, you’re such the epitome of the know nothing Trump supporter who decides to manufacture their own reality. WOW…look! Israel created it as the first coed “COMBAT BATTALION”:
            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caracal_Battalion
            And of course you can’t refute the CNN link. And on that note I pat your irregularly shaped head and bid you adieu! Have fun marinating in your bigotry!

          • pauls

            I cite an IDF website that lays out the duties, qualifications, training and weapons of the battalion. You cite Wikipedia….that kinda says it all.

          • Frumpycat

            Pffft…now who has trouble reading their own links:
            – “Caracal Brigade was established in 2004 with the intent to integrate women into combat” and is an “infantry unit” is from your website. That is what’s called a FACT. You stating they are a “combat battalion in name only” is an utter OPINION.
            – They’ve fought and engaged in specific actions as detailed in the wiki link. Prove wiki wrong liar, or continue to be a punk who is denigrating people who have fought for their country. Israel themselves call them a combat brigade! Please show me where Israel thinks less of them…it sure isn’t in your article.

            Or are you going to bray some horse**** again about “DAAAAAAR the weopnz show they are not real combat brigade” comment again? How well did that go for you last time?

            😀

  • Mc Govern

    There are pragmatic readiness issues regarding deployment of XGender identities. It’s a waste of time & reading the response of people on the left affirms the mantra they are more interested hobnailing an institution for base points than the institutions ability to go out and piss off commies.

  • Travvy

    “His ploy was daring in its simplicity: Trump tweeted about the most controversial issue in America, neglected to actually change policy before doing so, and succeeded in deflecting attention from the Republican health care bill while winning back some needed points with conservatives who are infuriated by his treatment of Attorney General Jeff Sessions.”

    Why shouldn’t he call Sessions a spade?

    Trump nominated him to be his A.G. and the VERY FIRST THING HE DID was to RECUSE HIMSELF from the biggest investigation he’s ever gonna need to be a part of – The Russian Fake News Investigation – knowing that he would be handing that investigation to an OBAMACARE HOLDOVER.

    He shoulda been gone THAT DAY!

  • Jones Jones

    Finding reasons to hate people because they are different than us: that’s who Trump is, that’s you all are -with your handy stats and armchair military strategy.

    I would say this is a solution looking for a problem, but it isn’t even that. It’s just a hate-tweet designed to fire you all up.

    When a country collapses, it’s not the Hated ones that cause the downfall, it’s the Haters that bring it down.. Rome collapsed because of the Caesars not the Christians. Germany collapsed because of the Nazis not the Jews.

    Careful America, lest we collapse too.

    • Travvy

      TRANSGENDERS ARE FREAKS OF NATURE!

      Period.

      • Jones Jones

        You are the rot that is crumbling the foundation of America. Very sad.

        • Travvy

          Actually, I’m just the opposite, dipshitt.

          • Jones Jones

            You are the rot.

      • Frumpycat

        So you’re in agreement that its nature that made them that way… aka God.

        Good job! Baby steps!

    • Cyber Space

      Yes insane people usually are different than normal people aren’t they?

      • Frumpycat

        I know right? That gibbering giant Orange Turd in the White House Punch Bowl is such an hourly example. So do you diagnose narcissistic personality disorder or just raving at the moons nuts?

        • Cyber Space

          I was referring to people who think they can change from a man into a woman – I don’t think that Trump is in that category.

          • Frumpycat

            😀

      • Jones Jones

        And that is why you hate them. Sad.

        • Cyber Space

          I don’t hate them individually. I feel sorry for them for they are truly mentally ill and no one is helping them. They are just helping them be insane. I do hate what they are doing as a group and forcing the rest of us to play along with their insanity. That’s how it always goes with the left. It goes from we just want to be left alone to you must tolerate us to you must participate in our madness OR ELSE. Example – bake us a cake or we will destroy your business. Example, let men come into the ladies room OR ELSE

          • Jones Jones

            Let colored into the whites only or else, let a black person by a cake for their marriage to a white partner or else. You are so sad.

          • Cyber Space

            So you’re comparing mental illness and deviant behavior to race? Race is an immutable physical characteristic. Mental illness and perverted behavior are behaviors. They are not immutable. Wow how incredibly insulting towards black people.

          • Jones Jones

            Black man marrying a white woman was once considered a perversion, and was therefore illegal. Your notions of illness and perversion are only products of your bigotry, and an extreme expression of you hatred for anyone not fitting your notion of normal. The rot at our core. Tragic.

          • Jones Jones

            By the way what possible difference is there between “hate them individually” and hating them as a group, it still makes you a sad hater who is bring our country down by being the rot at our foundation. Disgusting.

          • Cyber Space

            So you seriously don’t understand the difference between not hating a person but hating their actions? Hate the sin but not the sinner? Ring a bell anywhere in that leftist mind of yours?

          • Jones Jones

            Hate is hate. You hate. You disgust me.

          • Cyber Space

            Whatever. I really don’t care

          • Jones Jones

            Obviously

  • Cyber Space

    The left are now officially the new Stalinists. The behavior of trying to destroy the life of anyone who strays from the party line, throw them in prison, fine them, take away their business etc. is typical Stalinist behavior. I have been calling the left, leftists, but I think the New Stalinists is a much better name

    • Frumpycat

      Frankly I think conservatives really can’t call themselves conservatives anymore. They’re now ethnic nationalists. The saddest thing is the biggest problem isn’t that Trump is a narcissistic, lying, corrupt, racist, misogynistic traitor. The biggest problem is his voters don’t care.
      As far as I’m concerned as a practicing Lutheran any evangelicals (or as I refer to them… Alt Christians) that try and convince me they are closer to god can go **** themselves. These evil hypocrites are a major reason why the Republican party is so freaking evil.
      Alt Christians don’t say anything against Trump because, deep down, most of them truly don’t care. They use their faith as a shield to cover and justify their misogyny and racism, just paying lip service to the whole Jesus thing. Their god is Money, Republican Party and White Nationalism in that order.

      • Cyber Space

        “narcissistic, lying, corrupt, racist, misogynistic ” Oh look I hit the name calling jackpot!! I have actually gotten to the point where I enjoy the name calling from the left- the more name calling and hysteria, the more I know that we are hitting a nerve. Carry on

        • Frumpycat

          Good lord! I directed those at Trump. If you believe they also are descriptors of yourself…well heck…if the shoe fits! Go ahead and embrace ’em. 😀

          • Cyber Space

            Whatever is directed at Trump is also directed at his supporters. We know you leftists hate us as much as you hate him. Oh and by the way, we hate you right back

          • Frumpycat

            Awwww….that’s so SAD. I am a SAD Frumpycat now. The last person to admit they’re a dumb, conned rube is generally the rube, they’ll defend the con artist til their dying breath bc they’re embarrassed and refuse to acknowledge reality. I don’t hate you, just pity you.

          • Cyber Space

            I refuse to acknowledge reality? I have been VERY happy since Trump got elected. He is putting through this ban for one, he has freed us from the horrid paris agreement, he is getting rid of regulations, 2nd quarter GDP was 2.6% and economists had previously said that was impossible, there are help wanted signs everywhere, housing sales are up, he is unleashing our country’s energy potential, he got us out of that horrid TPP, illegal immigration is down 70%, MS-13 gang members are being captured – I could go on and on. He is dismantling obama’s horrid 8 years every day and it’s wonderful and THAT is real sweetheart

          • Frumpycat

            Thanks for proving you don’t!
            – The transgender ban is not happening, just like the wall. Not only did the military ignore Drumpf prominent Republican ex veterans like Joni Erntz, McCain, and Dan Sessions came out in favor with trans gender soldiers serving. Even Orrin Hatch!
            – We’re not “freed” from the Paris agreement. All other countries are going through with it with consequences that all of them could gang up on us later and penalize us for the amount of pollution we cause.
            – It was a decent GDP wasn’t it? THANKS OBAMA! Trump has literally done nothing for this economy except falsely claim credit for things he didn’t do and alienate all our trading partners. He also promised we would be at 5% at this point. Doh. Can you point to any policy or action he has made to help the economy?
            – TPP – since we bailed on TPP all the countries involved are just moving on with out us. Name one trade deal Trump has made.
            – Illegal immigration? Thats actually true! Yay, you got one!
            Trump has been the head of the most incompetent presidency ever and will be out of office by ’18. Obamacare is here to stay, the Iran deal is here to stay, So much winning! By Obama!

            I could go on and on…. 😀

          • Cyber Space

            Now look who isn’t dealing with reality! Aww sucks to be you!

          • 1SamTreadwell1

            Yes, you could go on and on, but you will still be wrong.
            And you will still be very sad and unhappy.

      • Browns Fan42

        Try to not be such a dope. And then try a lot harder. Just because you call Trump names doesn’t make him so. Unless you agree with me when I say you are painfully stupid and a dumbasss.

      • 1SamTreadwell1

        I think you “practice” your faith too much. Try actually living it.
        Above all, Jesus taught his followers to love one another and to forgive one another.
        I see very little of that in your comments.

      • orenv

        Are you talking about Trump or Obama?

    • Dk Pat

      Guess what Cyber Space? Two wrongs don’t make a right. Might want to try reading Ephesians to learn how to deal w your hostile, un-Christian-like anger.

      • Cyber Space

        Yes because Christians are just supposed to lay down like doormats while evil people take over the world. Sure thing.

        • Dk Pat

          might want to start reading the sermon on the mount, Mathew 5,6,7….start w the Beautitudes, Matt 5:1-12 then try taking communion 🙂

          • Cyber Space

            So answer my question directly, does the Bible teach us to lay down like doormats while evil people take over the world? Should the allies have just let the nazis keep on committing genocide? Apparently you are telling me that the Bible says we should have let Hitler keep on killing people because it was the Christian thing to do

      • Cyber Space

        So I guess the Allies were wrong in attacking na zi germany then. We should have let them just keep killing all those people because it was “the Christian thing to do” apparently

      • 1SamTreadwell1

        And you might want to try reading Matthew, chapter 7.

        • Dk Pat

          I’ve memorized all 102 verses of the Sermon on the Mount which is why I can feel sorry for you bc your rage costs you more than anyone else.

    • Skarphace

      Your quote: “The behavior of trying to destroy the life of anyone who strays from the party line, throw them in prison, fine them, take away their business etc. is typical Stalinist behavior.”

      So, denying the right of someone to serve in the military is Stalinist behavior. I couldn’t have said it better myself.

      • Cyber Space

        There is no “right’ to serve in the military. People are rejected for all sorts of reasons including medical reasons

        • Skarphace

          So you feel that being transgender is a valid reason to reject someone from serving in the military. Have you served in the military? Can you give a concrete example of how a transgender soldier kept you from doing your duty?

          • Cyber Space

            Of course I feel it’s a valid reason!! If you have trouble dealing with objective reality you have no business having access to millitary grade equipment and weaponry. The military is not there to conduct a social experiment. It’s there to be an efficient fighting machine to protect the country. As the president said, transgenders will be disruptive to the units. How can they not be? it’s not complicated.

          • Skarphace

            So, no concrete example, just general prejudice. Got it.

          • Cyber Space

            Unfortunately, 41 percent of people who identify as transgender will attempt suicide at some point in their lives, compared to 4.6 percent of the general population. And people who have had transition surgery are 19 times more likely than average to die by suicide.

            People who identify as transgender suffer a host of mental health and social problems—including anxiety, depression, and substance abuse—at higher rates than the general population. Biology isn’t bigotry, and we need a sober and honest assessment of the human costs of getting human nature wrong.

          • Brenton Gallatin

            maybe because disgusting people with disgusting prejudices make their lives to miserable to bear –

          • Cyber Space

            No it’s because these people have serious mental issues which they think they can fix by believing they can change into the opposite s
            e x which they cannot. Society isn’t helping these people by playing along with their insanity. It’s like putting an anorexic person on a diet instead of trying to help their anorexia.

          • Cyber Space

            That the privacy of service members must not be infringed.

            This means that no soldiers, including those who identify as transgender, should be allowed to use the s e x-specific facility of the opposite s e x. When it comes to barracks, bathroom, showers, etc., the privacy of all service members must be respected.

            Given the nature of military living quarters, it is unclear where soldiers who identify as transgender could be housed.

          • Brenton Gallatin

            Our military leaders at least the important ones who are in command are willing to accept gay and trans soldiers – you are not one of them.

          • Cyber Space

            The military is the one telling Trump that this whole tranny thing doesn’t work

          • Cyber Space

            That all service members be held to the same physical fitness standards, and that these standards by based on the reality of biological s e x, not the subjective “gender identity.”

            Men who identify as women should not be held to a lower standard than other men—they should be held to the standard for someone with their body that the military has determined is most effective for combat

          • Cyber Space

            4. That scarce taxpayer monies not be expended on costly and controversial s e x-reassignment therapies.

            This is particularly the case as growing foreign threats are stretching our military’s resources, and as we struggle as a nation to provide basic health care to all. But it is unclear how soldiers who identify as transgender would pay for their treatments apart from including coverage in Tricare, the military health care program.

          • Brenton Gallatin

            Yeah, we can use that money for big tax breaks for the wealthy and building walls.

          • Brenton Gallatin

            Spoken like a true tin soldier – under the command of fake commander Trump.

        • Brenton Gallatin

          Or psychological in your case.

    • Brenton Gallatin

      That just high falutin’ name calling – your the one who wants destroy peoples lives – just a form of gay bashing…SAD!

  • JasonShankel

    Um, throwing 15,000 soldiers out of the service is “radically changing the fabric of our society.” Grow up. They’re serving with honor and distinction. Why do you hate America? And Freedom?

    • Rmando

      That’s a completely false number.

      • Skarphace

        From Snopes:

        The Department of Defense commissioned the Rand Corporation to perform a study that was published in 2016. The Rand study estimated a range of between 1,320 and 6,630 transgender personnel actively serving, and anywhere from 830 to 4,160 serving in the reserves. But Rand cautioned that the estimates are just that and should be viewed with caution because there is very limited data about transgender people in both the general population and the military.

        snopes.com/2017/07/27/how-many-transgender-people-currently-serve-in-the-u-s-military/

        • orenv

          Define transgender. If someone wears a dress and makeup off duty on occasion is that a transgender? There are a lot of people in the military. I’m sure that some would meet the definition if by that you mean role playing. But people actively going through “the change” would not be welcome from a readiness perspective. Especially if they had to take medication every day. Just like we don’t have diabetics in the military. It all gets in the way of readiness. When the bullets fly, and the stress goes over the top, everyone needs to be good to go as they can be. The military is not for everyone. At least not yet.

          We may some day enlist everyone. But I pray that day does not happen.

      • JasonShankel

        So there aren’t that many. So then we haven’t fundamentally reshaped all of society by allowing them to serve.

        Even throwing 1,000 honorable servicepeople out for no good reason betrays everything this country claims to stand for.

        Only a coward would dishonor the service just to cover their own incompetence, which is what Trump did here.

        • lena mcfarland

          Yep.

    • Deplorable PEPE

      You must be some kind of All-Seeing Magical Eight Ball.
      NO REGULATIONS HAVE BEEN ISSUED YET.
      But YOU have them all Discharged from Service!!!!!
      Talk about Fake News!!!!
      Your post is simply IGNORAMUS NEWS.

    • Michale

      They’re serving with honor and distinction.

      Prove it….

  • Dk Pat

    What self righteousness by this author! So it’s ok for Trump to stick his hands down some woman’s pants who he doesn’t even know, or to participate in a “urine” shower w prostitutes, but it’s not ok for transgender who are Navy Seals to be deprived their civil rights? Why wd anyone want to be an Evangelical Christian given the non sense and hypocrisy of the religious right.

    • Browns Fan42

      Your’s is some of the best bald-faced bullschit I’ve seen. Well done!

    • 1SamTreadwell1

      The “urine” shower you speak of was a complete fabrication that was included in the fake “Donald Trump – Russia dossier”. That you would reference it as fact demonstrates your lack of credibility and/or believability.

      • Dk Pat

        so it’s ok for Trump to commit adultery too many times to count?

        And in terms of the Russia dosier it will be reviewed by Intelligence. If Trump was innocent there wdn’t be an investigation.

        But why are you so angry? Why aren’t you investing your energy in a family and/or friends and/or education and/or church? You say you’re a Christian but your hostility is anything but Christian.

        • Deplorable PEPE

          Adultery?
          Adultery?
          Never heard of Bill Clinton?
          Monica Lewinsky?
          Study up on that BS and then have the nerve to post ANYTHING!!

          • Dk Pat

            hate. hate. hate….is that how you want to live your life? Hating? And you consider yourself a Christian? You’re missing out on life guy. Don’t you want to love and be loved? Have you ever studied the life of Jesus?

        • Brenton Gallatin

          adultery is one thing — sexual assault is something else

      • Brenton Gallatin

        Your hoping it’s false – it doesn’t lack credibility as some of it has already been verified – time and investigation will tell – meanwhile Fox news swallowers regurgitate the party line

    • mail33006

      You are a special kind of stupid. Never before have has one person gotten so much wrong in so few words.

    • pauls

      Is there even an allegation by anyone that Trump put his hands down a woman’s pants? That new to me

    • egretsbill

      A navy seal deprived of their civil rights???!!?? Oh you are another complete moron that thinks the navy seals are a bridge club or social organization. You are a complete and total idiot. Tell me again the name of the COMBAT unit in which you served? Sometimes i wonder why the guys in foxholes put their lives on the line for idiiots like you.

  • “Freedom is the freedom to day that two plus two equals four.” – George Orwell, 1984

    There are two genders, and you don’t change yours by putting on a dress.

    • Skarphace

      What does that have to do with serving in the military?

      • Michale

        Ask Corporal Klinger… 😀

  • Skarphace

    This policy will be blocked by the lower courts. It will probably be decided by the SCOTUS, and once there who knows? My guess is that it will be blocked, but since the conservatives still hold the votes in the SCOTUS your guess is as good as mine.

  • alainny

    It was not enough for them to shove gay marriage down our throats. Now it is 24/7 tranny time. Turn on the TV open a magazin, its trannies all over the place.

    • Cyber Space

      next up is pedophilia. I guarantee it

  • pauls

    When a movie star says he has tiger blood in his veins everyone assumes he is stoned or crazy. If he had said he was a woman with a penis the left would have called him a hero. The fact is that Charlie has an equal biological probability of being a woman and being a tiger….0%…,and a person who believes themselves be something other than what nature and evolution made them is suffering from mental illness and needs help not the encouragement of thier delusional thinking.

    • lena mcfarland

      Is this what non-elite thinking looks like? Did you borrow this opinion from the side of a ketsup bottle?

      • pauls

        An insult that is not followed by any reasoned argument or evidence that you are capable of forming one….gee what a shocker

        • lena mcfarland

          Are you describing your own comment as a reasoned argument?

  • egretsbill

    I can not believe the sheer cluelessness and rank stupidity of the morons who have disagreed with Trump’s tweet. Hey, morons, how many of you complete idiots have actually spent time in a COMBAT UNIT where whether you live or die evey day depends upon your trust and confidence in your team mates? Combat is not an Obozo social experiment you idiots it is Darwinism at its extreme.

    The reason that Trump made this decison is that OUR GENERALS and OUR enlisted COMBAT UNITS have asked for this change. Could you be any more stupid or do you only watch CNN and MSNBC?

    Obozo was such an arrogant DB that he considered himself above the guys who keep us safe. Ask the guys in the foxholes that keep you breathing what they want!

    • lena mcfarland

      The reason Trump made this decision was to distract you with hatred from noticing his knifing of Jeff Sessions and anyone else who he perceives not helping him to avoid the Russia investigations.

      “Very unfair to the president…”

      That you guys follow him down any hate trail he carves out for you means you’re not noticing he’s been trying to raise your insurance rates by twenty percent.

      • pauls

        You are the one that hates. You hide in some kind of misguided notion of liberalism and compassion but the result is hatred. When a person is sick you can either support him or her getting well or you can pretend like the illness is normal and should be embraced. Which one is more compassionate to the patient. Transgender is a fiction. It’s not real. These people suffer from gender dysphoria. They have significantly higher rates of suicide, addiction, and psychosis than the general population. You tell these people they are fine but they are in desperate need of help. Some studies say the suicide rate is over 40%. By discouraging treatment you are leading them down a path of misery and death. It’s not compassionate to prop up a person’s delusional thinking. It’s hatred

        • lena mcfarland

          I actually have worked to help people who are sick. Have you?

          Here’s the thing: you don’t have the right to tell someone else they are sick because you don’t approve of them. Or they could do the same to you.

          I don’t approve of Trump or his supporters. Do you appreciate me calling you sick? Or do you care?

          People who are transgender don’t care what you think of them. Or what Trump thinks of them.

          That’s the truth.

          • pauls

            Yes it’s ok to tell people they are sick. It’s not about disapproval. If you were addicted to drugs or alcohol, suicidal, schizophrenic or delusional it would be wrong for me to tell you that you are just peachy. The fact that an addict or mentally ill person does not care to hear you tell them you hope they seek help and get better is not the issue. This is not about political differences. I am no Trump fan. This is about misguided liberals who think it’s compassionate to tell people who suffer from a disease that renders them delusional as to thier biological gender that they are fine. They are in the throes of self-loathing so extreme the conjure up a totally new identity. They are not fine and the fact that over 40% of them will kill themselves is proof. It’s not love or compassion to tell a sick person that they are okey-dokey.

          • lena mcfarland

            If you are a doctor you can diagnose another person’s illness.

            You are not a doctor and neither is the president.

            Who do you think doctors of psychology would consider more healthy? People who are trans already serving in our armed services. Thousands of people. Or our capricious, mood swinging president himself?

            The mental health experts I know are more than willing to say that Trump is considerably less mentally stable.

          • Michale

            You are not a doctor and neither is the president.

            And neither are you… Yet you “diagnose” the President..

          • Michale

            Here’s the thing: you don’t have the right to tell someone else they are sick because you don’t approve of them.

            How about telling them they are sick because they are REALLY sick??

            Is that permissible?? :^/

            People who are transgender don’t care what you think of them. Or what Trump thinks of them.

            No one cares what TGs think or don’t think..

            We’re simply pointing out that, due to the high suicide contemplation rate and high suicide attempt rate amongst the group, they are NOT compatible with military service..

            I say this as a veteran of the US Air Force and the US Army (MI LT) during Desert Storm..

            The LAST thing that a military person needs on their mind during combat ops is wondering if their TG corporal is ready to off themselves and maybe take the entire platoon with them…

          • lena mcfarland

            Are you saying you are really sick?

            Bigotry is a form of sickness. Mental health wise it’s not good to scapegoat other human beings for your own feelings of inadequacy.

          • Michale

            Those suicide rates come down when people are not bullied based on bigotry. That’s a scientific fact.

            Assumes facts not in evidence..

            Even if factually accurate, then TGs can be allowed in the military once the bullying stops and their suicide rate goes down..

            You don’t seem to grasp the fact that “bigotry” or “fairness” does not enter into the discussion ONE WHIT when it comes to admission into the US Military..

            There is only ONE relevant dictate…. The needs of the service..

            And the LAST thing the military needs is the headaches, hassles and expense of TGs in the military..

            It’s THAT simple…

          • lena mcfarland

            You’re not a doctor.

            And suicide of trans people within the armed services is not at the same rate you mention anyway.

            The ban would increase bullying.

            Increasing the problem.

          • Michale

            Which is EXACTLY why TGs should be banned..

            Because, as you just admit, it would INCREASE the problem for the military..

            And, regardless of the WHY, increasing the problem for the military is NOT an option..

          • lena mcfarland

            You’re definitely not an expert.

            You’re about as expert as Trump is.

          • Michale

            You’re definitely not an expert.

            That’s where you are wrong. Two and a half decades of service in the military (USAF and USA), law enforcement and security fields..

          • lena mcfarland

            Maybe the president was only joking about this ban the same way he was joking about police brutality.

            http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_597f9650e4b08e143004d709

          • Michale

            Maybe…

            But, once again, that is COMPLETELY irrelevant to the discussion of whether or not TGs should serve in the US Military and it’s borne of NOTHING but political bigotry…

          • lena mcfarland

            Your comments are based on NOTHING but political bigotry.

            Take care.

          • Michale

            No, my comments are based on two and a half decades experience…

            It’s your comments that have no factual basis and are only political bigotry…

            This was clear by every time you posted hateful BS about President Trump…

          • lena mcfarland

            The armed services are not asking for this ban.

          • Michale

            The Commander In Chief is..

            That is all that is relevant..

          • lena mcfarland

            The commander in chief is mentally ill.

            That’s the nice way to put it.

          • Michale

            The commander in chief is mentally ill.

            Once again, that is YOUR opinion.. But it’s an opinion based on NOTHING but political bigotry…

          • lena mcfarland

            Trump loves “banning” people.

            I get that.

          • Michale

            That’s a personal opinion based on political bigotry that has NOTHING to do with the discussion of whether or not TGs should serve in the military….

          • lena mcfarland

            The military is not asking for this ban.

            A man who jokes about police brutality is.

            http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_597f9650e4b08e143004d709

          • Michale

            The military is not asking for this ban.

            You don’t seem to grasp the fact that the President *IS* the military..

            As Commander In Chief, he says “JUMP!” and the military asks “HOW HIGH?” on the way up…

            If the POTUS is asking for a ban, then the military is asking for a ban…

          • Michale

            Actually, it’s not even ASKING.

            If the Commander In Chief says he wants a ban on TGs, there will be a ban on TGs….

        • lena mcfarland

          I don’t hate you.

          I just hate it that our president always picks on the little guys.

          People who are transgender are .3 percent of the population and should just be left to live their lives. Those who are serving in the armed forces right now have more courage and more patriotism than our POTUS who was too cowardly to serve in our armed forces himself.

          • pauls

            I don’t hate you either. I think you are misguided. I don’t doubt the bravery of any person who volunteers for military service. I certainly am not inclined towards defending our lunatic president. But because a person is brave for joining does not mean they are best served by being in the armed services….particularly if the suffer from a mental health disorder requiring treatment

        • Brenton Gallatin

          You need professional help

    • Brenton Gallatin

      Sounds like you get your info from a FOX-hole.. – really “the guys in the foxholes” – you’re like past the expiration date – your SUPERBOZO

      • Eugene Lonnon

        You should join the Military so you get to vote on the issue too. Good luck.

        • Brenton Gallatin

          Duh, there is no voting. Trump said he he conferred with “his generals” – that was a lie – He is just trying to appeal to his perceived homophobic base of voters so he doesn’t get impeached.

  • Victor Partin

    If I’m an elitist because I have a college degree and don’t need a GPS and a compass to find the local library, I’m guilty.

    • pauls

      Nobody except the homeless, who are looking for a toilet and a place to sleep, go to the local libraries. The smart kids can get it all on-line. You are a wannabe elitist.

      • Brenton Gallatin

        Your so wrong- your a duh-litist. You pull your info from your backside.

        • pauls

          No I am not. If you were plugged into the world you would see public libraries and even university libraries downsizing or closing altogether. Just last spring our local community college had a fire sale of all its books and closed its library.

          • Victor Partin

            How’s that GED working out for you? Good Enough Dude…

          • Brenton Gallatin

            Public libraries are supported by their local communities. Where I live there is strong support and a vibrant library system. Obviously we no longer need encyclopedic volumes to be housed as the info goes digital so their function is changing and libraries are having to adapt.

        • John Galt

          ‘Your so wrong’! How is the English as first language working out for you? And you live in a vibrant community where the community supports libraries? LOL what a pathetic freak..

  • KatieHater

    This comes from Hollywood and the media… hopefully North Korea has a good GPS system….

  • lena mcfarland

    Trump provides cover for jackals…

    • Eugene Lonnon

      Really, I didn’t know Trump can sing, add it to his list of amazing feats. Where can I find this cover song.

      • lena mcfarland

        Why? Do you sing like a jackal?

        I wonder why not only trump but everyone around him can’t tell a single true thing about themselves or the world.

        I never thought I’d hear news reporters across the spectrum saying “well it’s not illegal to lie to the public.”

        Apparently it’s not even poor form for his supporters who are thirsty for as many lies as they can swallow.

  • Tina59

    XX or XY. They don’t change inside no matter what you try to change outside.

    • cruisedoc

      No they don’t change – nor does the deep male voice. You can run but not hide. That Y chromosome will still be in every cell in a male’s body.

      • Tina59

        Exactly. Caitlyn Jenner still sounds like Bruce Jenner.

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  • mjritter

    The ignorance by so many here is appalling. I doubt many, if any, here have ever talked to a transgendered person, yet they make crazy claims and demonstrate their bigotry. They base their fears on ignorance. Much of what they hear, or is taught by fake Christian ministers, compound the problem. We are learning more and more about the mind. It is also the way we communicate today that has opened doors for many people to realize that they are not alone. I’ve had the pleasure to have a TG person work for me. I have also seen a person go thru the transformation. Along with that, I just found out that a young man I knew, who played golf with my nephew, came out as TG and now she’s a very happy, productive person.

    • Michale

      Along with that, I just found out that a young man I knew, who played golf with my nephew, came out as TG and now she’s a very happy, productive person.

      A productive person does not a good military make…

      82% of TGs have contemplated suicide…

      71% have attempted suicide more than once in their lives..

      Those stats alone disqualify ANY TG from serving in the US military..

      • Michale

        And before you call me a ‘bigot’, I am constrained to point out that I am not limiting this to JUST TGs…

        *ANY* group who has an 82% suicide contemplation rate and a 71% multiple suicide attempt rate is disqualified from service in the US Military…

        It’s really that simple…

        • Joseph Lammers

          Along with that are the enormous medical expenses necessary for hormone treatments and surgery for TG’s undergoing a transition. Our military is there to defend our nation, not serve as a laboratory for radical left wing social experiments.

          • Michale

            Along with that are the enormous medical expenses necessary for hormone treatments and surgery for TG’s undergoing a transition.

            Roughly 3.5 billion for the current roster of TGs in the US Military…

            Our military is there to defend our nation, not serve as a laboratory for radical left wing social experiments.

            Exactly.. Our US Military has one single objective.. Accomplish the mission..

            It’s not there to make TGs feel good about themselves or to empower TGs…

            Issues like “fair” and “discrimination” DON’T enter into the equation when it comes to military service…

          • Jones Jones

            Bigot.

          • Stormzeye

            How is “gender reassignment” surgery anything more than Cosmetic Surgery, given the chromosomal thingy.

          • Jones Jones

            That you believe this is about a surgical procedure shows how overwhelmingly ignorant you are. It is not about any surgery. I have 100% confidence that you will continue to baste your bigotry and hatred in a sauce of ignorance.

          • Stormzeye

            You didn’t answer my question you moron.

          • Jones Jones

            I knew you would continue to indulge your ignorance. Being Transgender is not a Surgical procedure.

          • Michale

            How can it be bigotry if the standard is applied to ALL groups equally???

          • Jones Jones

            Here is what you don’t get. In the military there are no groups. Only soldiers. You are the one who is saying some soldiers are better than others based on who they are. Military doesn’t care who they are. They are soldiers. Full stop. You are a bigot. Full stop.

        • Jones Jones

          So you are a bigot.

          • Michale

            Whatever you have to believe to make it thru your day….

  • Michale

    Forty percent (40%) of respondents have attempted suicide at some point in their life, compared to 4.6% in the U.S. population.

    Forty-eight percent (48%) of respondents have seriously thought about killing themselves in the past year, compared to 4% of the U.S. population, and 82% have had serious thoughts about killing themselves at some point in their life.

    Nearly one-quarter (24%) of respondents made plans to kill themselves in the past year, compared to 1.1% of the U.S. population.

    Seven percent (7%) of respondents attempted suicide in the past year, compared to 0.6% in the U.S. population.

    More than two-thirds (71%) of respondents who have attempted suicide have done so more than once in their lifetime, with 46% of those who have attempted suicide reporting three or more attempts.
    http://www.transequality.org/sites/default/files/docs/USTS-Full-Report-FINAL.PDF

    These facts prove beyond ANY doubt that TGs are not compatible with military service..

    Unless Americans are happy with a Venezuelan or Somalian type-military…

    I, for one, am not…

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  • John Galt

    Why do the Gay flag only have 5 color stripes? They call it Rainbow flag. Do these freaks not know that Rainbow has 7 colors? Violet-Indigo-Blue-Green-Yellow-Orange-Red. Poor Indigo and blue must be feeling pretty Fukking excluded and unappreciated.

    • Eugene Lonnon

      Children and Dogs would disagree.

    • ian smith

      The “gay” flag has 6 colors, no?

    • Brenton Gallatin

      Here’s another English as a second language post

      • John Galt

        23 posts, 6 votes. Wow!

  • gwhh

    The counter offensive have started. And the elites know they are outgunned and outnumbered. Time to take it back from them.

    • Brenton Gallatin

      INFO WARS is a way to make a living from idiots –

      Question? – why are these posters using the word “have” when a sixth-grader would know to use “has” – sounds like Russian hackers coming to rescue Trump.

  • Michale

    Doctors have pegged TG surgery at around $150K per individual. Add to that the fact that the military person will be in a dangerous emotional and psychological state of mind during and after the surgeries…

    How ANYONE in their right mind would think that TGs and the US Military would be a good fit is beyond me…

    • Brenton Gallatin

      So you. like Trump, are saying you know better than the Joint Chiefs of Staff what is best for our military – just maybe some of these people have language or computer skills that will save American lives. How much do you think it costs to repair and replace lost limbs, and what value do you put on a soldiers life. Just maybe some of the individuals you would like to ban based on your prejudices could keep the Russians from infiltrating our democracy. Something Trump supporters are oblivious to it seems.

      • Michale

        So you. like Trump, are saying you know better than the Joint Chiefs of Staff what is best for our military –

        Only FORMER Obama Joint Chiefs have stated that TGs are a good fit.. They are obviously making their decisions based on political correctness. Nothing more..

        – just maybe some of these people have language or computer skills that will save American lives.

        And those skills would be useless if they are psychologically unfit to employ them. Further, due the psychological stresses TGs are under, they actually might cause the deaths of Americans..

        How much do you think it costs to repair and replace lost limbs, and what value do you put on a soldiers life.

        I place great value on soldier’s lives.. Which is why I know that TGs serving in the US Military is a bad idea..

        Just maybe some of the individuals you would like to ban based on your prejudices could keep the Russians from infiltrating our democracy.

        And just maybe they can ride unicorns and rainbows into battle..

        But I deal with facts and reality, not your politically correct fantasy world…

      • Missourimade

        “Trump supporters are oblivious…” remember Pres Obama talking to the Russians very publicly, “tell Vladimir after my reelection I will be able to do more…”, Obama owns the Russian problem, he just never thought he would get caught with it. Hilary and Bill were paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to keep the problem, but that didn’t work did it?

        This is a very well written article, thank you for publishing it.

  • spidershovel

    “I received notifications my LinkedIn profile was being viewed.” Uh, that’s how it works. “The message from the masses is clear: if you’re not with us, we will actively try to destroy your life, your work, and even your marriage.” Cool story, bro. The far Left owns this behavior.