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Thursday, February 11, 2016

In the News

New York
New York Governor Cuomo announced a ban on "conversion therapy", the process aimed at changing a same-sex orientation or mistaken gender identity to a normal one. These have "serious potential to harm young people because they present the view that the sexual orientation of lesbian, gay and bisexual youth is a mental illness or disorder." Cuomo called the therapies "hateful" and says they run "counter to everything this state stands for." He added, "We will not allow the misguided and the intolerant to punish LGBT young people for simply being who they are."

The Olympics
The International Olympic Committee has cleared the way for men who believe they are women to compete in the Summer Olympics in 2016 in Rio. The IOC medical hearing's findings said that, "It is necessary to ensure in so far as possible that trans athletes are not excluded from the opportunity to participate in sporting competition." Of course, females who are transitioning to male can compete without restriction. Males transitioning to female have more stringent rules (testosterone levels below "10 nanomols [sic]" for 12 months -- achieved through hormone therapies). Of course, no other athletes will be allowed to take hormones of any kind. Only the male-to-female transgender will be allowed, nay, required to do so. Because whoever you think you are, you are.

American Pharaoh
The winner of 2015's Triple Crown, American Pharaoh, has determined that he is actually a human. In keeping with current views, he will be allowed to compete in the Summer Games. He will likely be competing in the 5000m men's race and the 3000m men's steeplechase. There is a possibility that he might also run in the 400m relay. The IOC agreed that it is not right to punish a horse for simply being who he is.

Presidential Politics
In other news, Gloria Steinem and Madeleine Albright campaigning for Hillary Clinton are coming under fire for comments they've made. Both are suggesting that real women only vote for Hillary. Albright stated, "There's a special place in hell for women who don't help each other!" While Scripture makes no claim in that regard, questions are being asked whether God should honor the request in her case since she is not helping Carly Fiorina.

This Just In
In a sweetly ironical move, while Bernie Sanders took 60% of the vote in New Hampshire to Hillary's 37%, the Democratic National Committee has awarded 15 delegates to Hillary and 13 to Sanders. I'm sure that Sander's "delegate inequality" perspective will make him admit that this is a good thing, because merely working hard and earning stuff should not be the measure of what you get. Socialism in the Democratic National Committee is alive and well, and its candidates ought to be pleased with it.


David said...

I know it's been beat to death, but that last paragraph is exactly why my vote doesn't matter. The popular vote went one way, but the electoral went another.

Please tell me that horse one is a joke. The sad thing is, with everything else, I have to question if it is a joke. Our society has lost their minds. Nothing going on in these news bites makes sense.

Stan said...

The last was not about the electoral. It was about the DNC's methods. They divided the standard delegates in New Hampshire per the vote, but chose unilaterally to take 8 "super delegates" and assign them to Hillary. Clearly the DNC wants Hillary to be their man in November (so to speak).

Sad that there would be hesitation on my joke about the horse. The fact that you asked simply illustrates what a confused world we live in. Yes, it was intended as satire to point out the foolishness of the first two (true) stories.

Bob said...

Hillary would have won the nomination but she is just not half the Man she used to be.