Some things I wanted to share from the last four days
It ALWAYS starts out with the Trojan Horse of protecting the young children, before quickly expanding to including all teens/minors, and then the banishing of LGBTQ adults from sight…”for the sake of the children,” and not for the bigoted adults hiding behind them.
Halou3 days ago edited
bans the “instruction, guidance, activities, or programming regarding sexual orientation or gender identity to students enrolled in prekindergarten through 12th grade
Question 1. Are you married?
Question 2. How do you explain that to an 18 year old without alluding to the fact that you’re a man and the person to which you are married is not?
Question 3. Why is that an exception to your rule?
Flora DeMann rednekokie4 days ago
I’ve been dubious of the word “fascism” being thrown around. But it’s the right word. After reading How Fascism Works by Jason Stanley, I am convinced that DeSantis is in fact a fascist.
“What normalization does is transform the morally extraordinary into the ordinary. It makes us able to tolerate what was once intolerable by making it seem as if this is the way things have always been.”
‘Moms For Liberty’ Exemplifies GOP’s Exterminationist Rhetoric
Your definition of research is …
“Do You REALLY Think I’m Indoctrinating Students?”
Damn amazing! I think this boy will go far in life, and it gives me hope for the future. We need more young people like him. Sadly the school board won’t listen to him or his supporters. They have their idea that adults know so much more than kids do about their own body. Why because their god tells them this in a book written 2,500 years ago amended and incorrectly translated over centuries, that this boy can not exist. Their personal view of 1950s gender ideology and their political desires make this boy’s testimony something they scoff at and won’t hear. Yet in a few years this boy and his friends will vote these people out of office if we still have a democracy. And that terrifies these religious conservative bigots enough that they want to do way with democracy and allowing people to vote. Hugs
Trans Patients Being Dropped As Florida Law Bans “Up To 80%” Of Adult Gender Affirming Care
These bans on trans care started as don’t discuss gender at schools except straight gender role models to protect the children. Then it moved to stopping kids from social transitioning to protect the children. That moved to we have to protect the children from medical transitioning, including the use of reversible non-harmful puberty blockers. That moved to preventing all trans people from transitioning, effectively removing them from society. And they no longer claim it is to protect the children. This was the goal from the start, ending trans people and reaffirming / enforcing 1950s stereotypical gender roles. Who do you think they will try to remove next? They went for drag queens / trans people as the most vulnerable targets. But these same republicans have already labeled the rest of the LGBTQ+ as dangers to children, especially the gays and their rainbow flag. They already got rid of the rainbow flag and any mention of being gay in schools, and removed all LGB media from school libraries. Not even stories about kids with two mommies or same sex penguins raising a chick together. How long until they try the Russian method of just outlawing any mention or action of being gay in public? In Texas they again killed a bill to remove the anti-same sex laws off the books even though the SCOTUS made such laws illegal. I feel like a Jew in Nazi Germany in the 1930s watching laws being made to outlaw me and people like me, telling everyone yet not seeing any real push back to the hate and bigotry. Hugs
Most media coverage on the impact of SB254 in Florida has focused on the youth care prohibition. In reality, it threatens 80% of all trans adult care by banning nurse practitioners from providing it.
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A new Florida law threatens to disrupt up to 80% of gender affirming care for transgender adults, yet this impact has been largely underreported. The legislation, SB254, has been passed and will go into effect when signed by Governor Ron DeSantis of Florida. It has caught the eye of LGBTQ+ media primarily due to its impact on transgender youth as outlined in the bill’s provisions: it outright bans gender affirming care for this demographic, and may also introduce complexities in custody scenarios where parents disagree on affirmation.
While the majority of discourse around SB254 focuses on its repercussions for transgender youth, a provision that has received less attention within the bill is already spelling disaster for transgender adult care. The legislation bars all nurse practitioners from offering gender affirming care and imposes additional restrictions on informed consent care for transgender adults. Considering that nurse practitioners provide the majority of gender affirming care, this could drastically reduce the number of providers, lowering it to a level that is unsustainable for Florida’s transgender patient population.
In an exclusive conversation with Lana Dunn from SPEKTRUM Health, the clinic has indicated that it is getting a near constant influx of phone calls from patients whose appointments are being cancelled. Reasons for cancellation include that the care is too difficult to provide now given new liabilities introduced by this law and restrictions on perscribers. While SPEKTRUM is still providing care, Dunn indicates that they are in an uncomfortable limbo:
“We have thousands of patients at SPEKTRUM, all of whom are eagerly trying to get their appointments in before the law goes into effect and we simply have no way to keep up with the demand. Our team has been working feverishly throughout all of this to meet the demand,” Dunn says.
When asked about organizations that are ceasing care, she even indicated that once the law takes effect, SPEKTRUM may have to cease care: “Here at SPEKTRUM we are operating at the highest capacity possible until such a time as the law goes into effect at which point we will have no choice but to cease providing gender affirming care.”
The provisions causing trouble for organizations are seen here:
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These provisions taken together spell out requirements for providers of gender affirming care that will drastically lower its availability to transgender adults. SPEKTRUM has confirmed that at least 80% of all gender affirming care is provided by nurse practitioners in the state. This matches with data from my informed consent hormone therapy map – very few of the locations go to MDs/DOs. Planned Parenthood, which provides a huge amount of the care, primarily uses nurse practitioners to administer that care – all of my personal care has been handled by nurse practitioners, as seen from Planned Parenthood’s FAQ on gender affirming care:
Most gender-affirming hormone care is provided at PPSP by advanced practice providers (physician assistants, certified nurse midwives, and nurse practitioners) in our health centers or over telemedicine.
The alarming aspects of the new legislation are not limited to the provisions that prevent nurse practitioners from providing gender affirming care. The law also targets this care through various other channels. For example, one provision grants the board of medicine authority to adopt emergency rules for implementing the new law. The board has already demonstrated its willingness to overstep existing law by introducing rules – earlier this year, it imposed a ban on gender affirming care for transgender youth, despite lacking legislative instruction to do so. This ban is currently under judicial review.
In a similar vein, the attorney general of Missouri recently issued a series of burdensome guidelines that essentially obstruct gender affirming care for most transgender adults with a complex web of rules, making the care nearly impossible to legally provide. This decision, however, has recently been blocked in court for at least two months. The provision in Florida’s law, which grants rule-making authority to the board of medicine, could potentially be wielded in a similar manner to further restrict care.
The legislation also requires misinformation in informed consent forms that must be handed to and signed by every patient. Though the final version of the form is not available, earlier versions have statements erroneously claiming that the care does not conform to generally accepted medical practices. Over 29 major medical organizations maintain gender affirming care as the standard of care for trans people.
See the proposed form from 2022 when the issue was first discussed by the Florida Department of Health here, documented by Zinnia Jones:
It remains to be seen how medical organizations and transgender adults will react to the bill if it is signed into law. It is clear that at least some major medical organizations feel that the care is highly threatened, with many being forced to cease providing it. The impact of this legislation could rival and even surpass other states where restrictions are currently being fought over, such as in Missouri where several trans adults were pulled from care before the policy enacted there was blocked. When combined with a recent transgender bathroom ban, Florida is quickly emerging as the state most hostile to transgender people in the United States.
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Some news stuff I have been reading over the last few days
ND Gov Signs Bill Ordering Outing Of Trans Students
Texas Mass Shooter Posted Praise Of Libs Of TikTok
Republicans hate democracy and free-and-fair elections because they and their vile policies cannot win majority popular support.
So they have to rig and cheat.
“Stop using taxpayer values to push an agenda!” the bigoted governor screeched, as he used taxpayer dollars to push his agenda on everyone in the state.
Dave B21 hours ago edited
Stitt said. “I’m just tired of using taxpayer dollars for some person’s agenda. I represent the taxpayers.”
Who the fuck are LGBTQA+ people and their families if not fucking tax payers?
Thorn Spike Dave B21 hours ago
And he’s using their tax dollars to push his own agenda. Irony still dead.
LGBTQIA+ Oklahomans need to start demanding their tax dollars back.
Elagabalus MrRobotoLA20 hours ago
That’s the problem with being a minority which represents roughly 5% of the population (except in larger cities with large gay populations). Unless the majority of citizens stand with you, which they usually don’t, you’re on your own.
Darreth Dave B20 hours ago edited
And that’s the bottom line. Not that they’re taxpayers but rather the fact that that evangelical governor doesn’t see them as citizens, taxpayers, or as a demographic worth even bothering with; by acknowledging who and what they are.
Thus, he’s worse than evil. He literally can’t see LGBT people as a thing. His religion has rotted his forebrain.
Houndentenor Dave B17 hours ago
Yes, queer people are taxpayers, but they don’t consider us citizens with rights.
Frank McCormick Dave B2 hours ago
He reminds me of the Chicago aldermen that insisted that no gay people lived in their ward during the debate over gay rights.
Gregory In Seattle21 hours ago
No, sweetie, you represent a very narrow, exceedingly bigoted minority of taxpayers hell-bent on forcing the rest of the country to kowtow to your twisted views of morality.
“the [white male] ones that are blamed for any social ills”
Feel free to look at the office holders for the Republican (and some D) party. Pretty much white male. Also old, rich and christian. So yes, it’s entirely fair to put all the crap at their feet. it’s their show in a large part of the USA.
When you don’t have a Benghazi but need one, you do this.
DeSantis Gets Bill Allowing FL To Seize Trans Children
What happened to parent’s rights? Why can just one parent stop a field trip to see a play because they object to any children seeing an actor in a female role, yet a parent has no rights to help their child socially transition? The only parents who have rights are maga republican parents. This is the state that the king wannabe governor calls the “free state of Florida”? This is the enforcement of a Puritan religious belief and view of Christian morality. This is enforcing a dress code on the entire public to agree with church doctrine of how the bible says to dress. This is real child abuse to separate children from loving parents following the medical advice of doctors, following the approved accepted best practice from the major medical organizations including the AMA and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is the largest professional association of pediatricians in the US. But what do doctors know compared to religious conservatives who get their medical information from a book written 2,500 years ago before people even knew about germs. Think of what the republicans are doing and have managed to do in the last two years. They have set the country and civil rights back 100 years and have set child labor laws back 150 years. Every poll says what the republicans are doing is unpopular and unliked by the majority, the republicans don’t care. Why, because they want to rule the people, not serve the public. Hugs
The New Republic reports:
The Florida legislature passed a bill Thursday that will let the state take transgender minors away from their families if they are receiving gender-affirming care.
The bill passed the Senate by a vote of 26–13, mainly along party lines, and the House shortly after by a vote of 83–28, again along party lines. The measure now goes to the desk of Governor Ron DeSantis, who has previously expressed support for it and will likely sign it into law.
If he signs it into law, the measure will allow the state to take custody of a child if they have been “subjected to or [are] threatened with being subjected to” gender-affirming care, which includes puberty blockers and hormone replacement therapy.
From my March 2023 report:
“Parents have the right to raise their children as they see fit, and government intervention should be a last resort,” Senate President Kathleen Passidomo [photo] said in a prepared statement Friday.
“Unfortunately, all too often we are hearing about treatments for gender dysphoria being administered to children, often very young children. That’s just wrong, and we need to step in and make sure it isn’t happening in our state.”
The bill’s Senate sponsor, Sen. Clay Yarborough, appeared here in March for his bill banning minors from public drag shows.
He first appeared on JMG in 2010, when as a member of the Jacksonville City Council he declared that gays, Muslims, and atheists should not be permitted to hold public office, otherwise God will smite the fuck out of the country.
Court rules Wisconsin hospital can’t be forced to give ivermectin to COVID patient
let’s be clear, the higher court said the lower court does not cite any statute, case, or other source of law as a foundation allowing for its issuance. They basically just used their political belief that pushed Ivermectin with no credible evidence it works on a virus. Notice I wrote credible evidence, a half-assed non-peer reviewed anecdotal study proves anything, just like the edits required by the Florida surgeon general Joseph Ladapo demanding the real medical evidence that disagrees with his position be removed from a report that he then claimed proved him correct. Hugs
FILE – A syringe of of ivermectin — a drug used to kill worms and other parasites — intended for use in horses only, rests on its box in Olympia, Wash., on Sept. 10, 2021. Wisconsin’s conservative-controlled Supreme Court ruled Tuesday, May 2, 2023, that a hospital could not be forced to give the deworming drug to a patient with COVID-19. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
The Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday that a Wisconsin hospital cannot be forced to give ivermectin to a COVID-19 patient.
The 6-1 ruling overturned a lower court order that required Aurora Health Care to administer ivermectin to John Zingsheim, a patient who was placed on a ventilator due to COVID-19 complications.
Zingsheim’s nephew, Allen Gahl, was authorized to make his medical decisions and requested the hospital treat his uncle with ivermectin.
However, Aurora determined “the use of ivermectin in the treatment of John Zingsheim’s COVID-19 symptoms does not meet the standard of care for treatment.”
A Waukesha County Circuit Court initially ordered Aurora to administer the ivermectin before altering its order to require Gahl to find an outside physician for Aurora to credential and provide the ivermectin.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court found the circuit court erroneously exercised its discretion because it cited “no law in either its written order or its oral ruling.”
“The circuit court’s written order granting Gahl relief does not cite any statute, case, or other source of law as a foundation allowing for its issuance,” the court said in Tuesday’s filing, later adding, “Absent any citation to law establishing a legal basis for the order, we cannot determine that the circuit court employed the reasoning process our precedent demands.”
Ivermectin, an anti-parasitic medication typically used on livestock, grew in popularity among conservatives after it was hailed by some as a miracle cure for COVID-19.
However, the Food and Drug Administration has not approved ivermectin for the treatment of COVID-19, and a National Institutes of Health panel found trials failed to show a clinical benefit from treating COVID-19 with ivermectin.
Catholic Priest Calls For “Crushing Mentally Ill Tranny Freak Show Vermin” At Event Honored By Virginia Gov
“If God is for us, who can be against us? Certainly not some mentally ill tranny freak show of a four star admiral in Biden’s cabinet. Why don’t the bishops at this Catholic Church say that? That’s why they hate me, because I do and they don’t and they know it!
“If God is for us who can be against us? Certainly not the mentally ill—and they are mentally ill!—not the mentally ill tranny freak show man in Biden’s Department of Energy, who stole women’s luggage at the airport.
“Do not take offense when I call out the freaks in their freak show. It’s not my opinion. Almighty God said it, ‘A woman shall not wear a man’s garment nor shall a man put on a woman’s clothing, for anyone who does such a thing is an abomination to the Lord your God.’
“So, we should crush like the vermin that they are—and they are—every filthy school board member or teacher who tries to shove their mentally ill tranny freak show down the throats of our precious children.” – Father James Altman.
As you can see below, we’ve heard from Altman before.