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"Gender Transitions"

June 23, 2022

Republicans in the House and Senate have introduced bills that would allow people who undergo “gender transition” (there's no such thing, but that’s another issue) surgeries as minors to sue medical providers for damages if they later regret it. The bills would also bar federal laws that force doctors to provide such surgeries and prohibit federal funds from going to states that do so.

https://justthenews.com/government/congress/republicans-introduce-bills-protect-minors-who-undergo-gender-transition

Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton explained, "Gender-transition procedures aren’t safe or appropriate for children. Unfortunately, radical doctors in the United States perform dangerous, experimental, and even sterilizing gender-transition procedures on young kids, who cannot even provide informed consent. Our bill allows children who grow up to regret these procedures to sue for damages. Any doctor who performs these irresponsible procedures on kids should pay,"

Of course, the push by the Biden Administration and many school officials and trans activists to block parents from having any say over whether their kids undergo these surgeries deprives them of the traditional protection by the only people who are looking out for their interests without ulterior motives. They’ve swiftly “transitioned” from asking us to show tolerance and compassion for gender-confused minors to separating them from their parents and pressuring them to agree to dangerous, life-altering drugs and surgery, administered either by quack doctors playing God or reluctant doctors being forced to do it.

These bills have no chance of getting through the current House or Senate, since the Democrats have adopted unfettered abortion and mutilation of children as their two tent-pole issues. But maybe that will soon change.

In the meantime, for anyone who might be working up a furious tweet over this story or claim that gender transition surgery is a wonderful, helpful “best solution” in all cases, I’ll direct you to this very disturbing story from the New York Post. They talked to teenagers who felt extreme media, political and peer pressure to believe they needed these procedures and who are now trying to “detransition” after suffering a living nightmare and damage to their bodies that can never be undone. As one put it, “I was failed by the system. I literally lost organs.”

https://nypost.com/2022/06/18/detransitioned-teens-explain-why-they-regret-changing-genders/

By the way, it also quotes a clinical psychologist who is very concerned that kids are being pressured and rushed into irreversible medical procedures instead of first addressing personal or mental health factors. And before she gets branded as a transphobe, it should be noted that she’s a transgender woman herself.

The January 6 committee is scheduled for its Day 4 hearing today at 1PM Eastern Time. (Remember, if you’d prefer to spend your day in more worthwhile pursuits than sitting through a boatload of Democrat propaganda, “we watch the news, so you don’t have to.”) At least watching it won’t be quite so torturous after the fun of watching Tucker Carlson’s Monday night monologue, about the OTHER security breach at the Capitol building by alleged comic Stephen Colbert’s group of “white extremists.” It’s hilarious.

https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/tucker-carlson-capitol-breach-stephen-colbert-foreshadowed-coup

Attorney General Merrick Garland needs to demand an investigation immediately! Sean Hannity would no doubt agree.

https://video.foxnews.com/v/6308239701112

But, all right, it’s time to get serious, because, let me assure you, the Democrats are deadly serious about this, as they always are about going after Trump and his supporters. As Michael Anton, research fellow at Hillsdale College, wrote yesterday in COMPACT magazine (by subscription only), “The Committee has brought to light no important new evidence, no smoking gun that points to, much less proves, “insurrection” or “overthrow.” All they can do is scream in America’s faces. That is, until Merrick Garland brings criminal charges against the former President and God knows how many of his associates. That’s the real plan.”

Anton appeared with Laura Ingraham on THE INGRAHAM ANGLE Monday night, saying he thinks that’s what they’re after. “That’s what they would like to do,” he said. “Whether they have the nerve to do it will depend on whether they think they’ve built enough of a case and have built up enough support in the general public, in the bureaucracy of the media...That’ll just be a calculation or a judgment. Many of them have already said –- and I’ve seen new articles every day, saying –- “slam-dunk case, open and shut, Trump is guilty of X or Y or Z; it’s time to try him. There’s a lot of mainstream, grassroots, Democratic pressure on Merrick Garland and the DOJ.”

He called Adam Schiff’s relentless teasing of what evidence he might have (EDITORIAL NOTE: as he did fraudulently with the Russia Hoax) “a desperate attempt to do something about their looming...disastrous, likely, defeat this fall in the House and, perhaps, in the Senate, too. And 2024 --- it’s a long way away but it’s not looking that great for them, either.” They’re trying to change the conversation, he said, when the most pressing problems in the country are issues such as inflation and the border.

“They’ve made it very plain that they’re don’t intend to do anything about any of those problems that would actually work.” Any practical solutions would “go against their ideology and would anger their base” he said. “They’ve got to come up with something, and this is what they’ve got.”

“Nobody LIKED the spectacle of January 6,” he said, “...but most people think it was a protest that went too far. It was regrettable; it shouldn’t have happened. But now that it happened, it wasn’t THAT big a deal; it’s not the second Civil War. It’s not another 9/11.” And it doesn’t outweigh the problems people have in their everyday lives. There’s a “cynical leadership that says, ‘We can use this to whip up our base and we don’t have anything else to do right now; we don’t have anything else to go on.”

He pointed out something we recently reported here: that the percentage of American voters who think Trump was largely responsible for January 6 has actually gone DOWN. A minority now believe he was mostly or largely responsible. We would add that this is one reason they're holding these hearings through the summer --- to try to get that statistic back up. But they are so obviously stacking the deck that it’s more off-putting than ever, particularly in swing states.

https://stream.org/jan-6-theater-is-pushing-swing-state-voters-away-from-dems-report/

Here’s another, albeit minor, example of the two-tiered ‘justice’ system as relating to security at the Capitol. In March, Capitol Police asked federal prosecutors for an arrest warrant for Timothy Hysom, a longtime staffer for Adam Schiff before becoming top aide to Democrat Massachusetts Rep. Jake Auchincloss, who coincidentally is one of the congressmen responsible for letting Colbert’s “comedy” team into the Capitol. Hysom was captured on security cameras defacing posters outside Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s office. He declined to be interviewed by Capitol Police, their report says, and “retained counsel."

Defacing posters. In the congressional swamp, this is the level where Democrat staffers swim.

Anyway, federal prosecutors declined prosecution. Auchincloss’s spokesperson called the idea of prosecuting Hysom for that “ridiculous” but couldn’t resist adding that the real victims were people forced to read Greene’s posters that stated there are only two genders --- male and female --- calling Greene’s message “bullying.” I wonder if prosecutors would have gone after GOP staffers if they had defaced posters about, say, gun confiscation or abortion on demand. I have a feeling the cops would be at their doors with handcuffs and leg irons.

https://justthenews.com/government/congress/democrat-congressmans-staffer-caught-defacing-posters-capitol-complex-doj-wont

Saving the best for last, here’s David Harsanyi at THE FEDERALIST, saying, “The day Adam Schiff was named to the ‘Jan. 6’ committee was the day we knew the investigation was going to be a frivolous partisan side show.” That’s exactly what it has turned out to be.

Schiff went on TV this weekend to re-use his tired strategy of claiming he had evidence against Trump. When pressed to be more specific, he said he did not “want to get ahead of our hearing.” I’m not holding my breath, and, really, I don’t think anyone is, with the possible exception of a few deranged MSNBC hosts. And Laurence Tribe.

Even CNN wasn’t buying what he was selling.

https://dailycaller.com/2022/06/20/cnn-adam-schiff-dana-bash-jan-6/?utm

Harsanyi’s must-read piece goes into a whole series of Schiff’s fabrications. “Schiff’s lying goes beyond the political norm,” he writes, “which, needless to say, is bad enough.” And, of course, when found out, he NEVER apologizes. Pelosi’s appointment of Schiff for this committee is just one more way of showing total disdain for the right. We all KNOW what a serial liar Schiff is, but it doesn’t even matter to the Democrat leadership. They know we know about his lies, and their attitude is “so. what are you gonna do about it?”

Harsanyi says it’s “become insufferable watching the same people who spent four years spinning conspiracies about 2016 lecture us about the importance of honoring the outcomes of presidential elections.” This means you, Hillary –- and, of course, Schiff. “The committee has spent most of its time conflating what looks like completely legal, if often destructive and dumb, actions with the violence of rioting.”  The reason they're able to do this is there are no lawyers allowed in the room who might defend Trump's attempts to stall the certification, or, goodness knows, dare to present a factual basis for at least some of his claims. 

https://thefederalist.com/2022/06/20/if-dems-were-serious-adam-schiff-wouldnt-be-on-jan-6-committee/

The next hearing of the bogus, totally one-sided January 6 kangaroo court is set for Tuesday at 1PM Eastern Time. Here are some updates going into Day 4...

The committee says it “will center on Trump’s attempts to influence state legislators to delegitimize election results.” (Never mind that constitutional scholars such as Mark Levin have said Trump had every right to appeal to state legislators.) Testimony will include Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger and aide Gabriel Sterling.

On Thursday, Day 5, they say they’ll show Trump stoked “a violent mob and directed them, illegally, to march on the U.S. Capitol.” They apparently mean they intend to lie, because he did no such thing. And, of course, there will be no cross-examination, with the mainstream media reporting the testimony as fact.

https://heavy.com/news/when-is-the-next-jan-6-hearing/

Ginni Thomas, wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, says she “can’t wait” to testify before the January 6 committee, which is looking into whether she had any role in trying to overturn the results of the 2020 election. She says she wants to clear up “misconceptions.”

https://nypost.com/2022/06/18/ginni-thomas-cant-wait-to-testify-before-jan-6-committee/

Perhaps she’d like to clear up the misconceptions at MSNBC. Host Tiffany Cross said, “I mean, listen to this, and I see this playing out and my question is, is Ginni Thomas going to be perp-walked? Because she is clearly in violation of ethical norms and it definitely seems like it is a violation of the law.”

See the full story at FOX News.

https://www.foxnews.com/media/msnbc-panel-wonders-ginni-thomas-should-perp-walked-jan-6-committee

Seeing Ginni Thomas testify before that group of low-lifes might actually make me tune in.

Let’s move on. A look ahead wouldn’t be complete without an assessment of the hearings up to this point, and Margot Cleveland has a must-read piece about what this “show trial” conveniently ignores: “the verifiable evidence of systemic violations of election law, illegal voting, and the constitutionally deficient execution of the November 2020 election –- including issues Trump challenged following the election.”

https://thefederalist.com/2022/06/17/jan-6-committee-ignores-clear-evidence-of-mass-illegal-voting-systematically-broken-election-laws/

Remember Georgia? Biden's margin of victory was only 11,779 votes. Before the state certified the results, Trump challenged them, claiming fraud. He alleged that counterfeit ballots in suitcases and tinkering with Dominion Voting Systems software had contributed to this, and also that tens of thousands of illegal ballots were illegally counted.

With so few votes separating the two candidates, Trump’s attorney said that violations of the residence requirements in the Georgia Election Code alone would have more than closed the gap. But Secretary of State Raffensperger would never meet with the attorneys, they said. In fact, his office sent them “a very nasty letter saying they wouldn’t give us ANY data until we dismissed all pending litigation.” When they did exactly that, his office withdrew the offer to pass along that data.

Trump’s legal team found numerous other categories of violations of the election code in Georgia but were never able to present their evidence in court, because the chief judge of Fulton County, Chris Brasher, failed to appoint a judge eligible to hear the case for a month. According to Cleveland, the numbers “far exceeded” Biden’s margin of victory.

When Trump spoke on the phone with Raffenspergers’s chief investigator Frances Watkins and famously told her to “find the fraud,” that was AFTER Trump’s lawyers had already found enough illegally cast votes.

“Yet,” Cleveland says, “the January 6 committee and their cohorts in the press cast all the challenges to the November 2020 tabulations as crazy conspiracy theories of fraud peddled by Trump to steal the election.”

And under Georgia election law, if the “evidence established that there are more illegal or or irregular votes than then the margin of victory, the remedy is a new election.”

Raffensperger told THE FEDERALIST last July that his office’s investigation “remains ongoing.” But since then, their calls to him and key members of his staff have gone unanswered. Since he’s going to be testifying Tuesday, that would’ve been a great time for Republicans to cross-examine him about this information. Oh, wait –- darn it, there won’t be any Republicans there! (Cheney and Kinzinger don’t count.)

“With the corrupt media’s cooperation,” Cleveland says, “the vast majority of Americans may never learn of the systemic violations of election law, illegal voting, and the disparate treatment of voters in violation of the Equal Protection Clause of the U.S. Constitution, the latter seen most clearly with the infiltration of funding from Mark Zuckerberg to targeted Democrat-heavy populations.”

In April of this year, Pennsylvania held public hearings about the “Zuckerbucks” phenomenon. They were looking at legislation banning outside money for elections. But Democrat Gov. Tom Wolf vetoed such a ban last year. (Surprise!)

https://thefederalist.com/2022/04/08/explosive-pennsylvania-testimony-explains-how-leftist-money-infiltrated-election-offices-in-2020/

Speaking of “Zuckerbucks,” here’s a new documentary for us all to see:

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/washington-secrets/rigged-documentary-details-zuckerbergs-400m-vote-juicing-for-biden

Now let’s move from Cleveland’s fine legal mind to the deranged Trump-hating mind of Harvard Law professor Laurence Tribe. As Jonathan Turley says, Tribe “seems intent upon running through the entire criminal code in declaring clear evidence of every federal crime by former President Trump and/or his family...witness tampering, obstruction of justice, criminal election violations, Logan Act violations, extortion, espionage, and treason...” In an interview with CNN’s Erin Burnett, Tribe has now added ATTEMPTED MURDER to his list of charges. He says Trump is clearly guilty of an attempt to murder Mike Pence, on January 6, 2021.

I am not kidding. Tribe said this is true “beyond any doubt, beyond a reasonable doubt, beyond any doubt, and the crimes are obvious.” Also, “There are other crimes that have been proven,” he said. “Those are plenty to start with.”

Tribe must be taking very seriously the hearsay evidence that Trump, in a moment of extreme frustration, said Pence deserved hanging. Turley says, “I know of no case where a speech of this kind was sufficient to establish attempted murder. Indeed, such a claim would contradict controlling Supreme Court precedent.” Turley calls Tribe’s “attempted murder” delusion “utter nonsense.”

The problem for the committee is that Trump never called for violence AT ALL.

Turley notes how curious it is that, with the crimes obvious “beyond any doubt,” Trump has not been charged with them. It certainly wasn’t due to any loyalty or affection for Trump --- they hate him. No, it was “due to the paucity of evidence of a crime that would hold up in court.”

https://jonathanturley.org/2022/06/17/without-any-doubt-beyond-a-reasonable-doubt-beyond-any-doubt-tribe-declares-trump-committed-attempted-murder/#more-190025

The people running this kangaroo court would charge Trump with anything, even attempted murder --- we all know they would --- if they could get away with it, but they have no actual evidence. So the most they can do is call witnesses to trash-talk him during this show trial, just to damage him personally and politically. And they can hope their partisan hack AG, Merrick Garland, will just go ahead and charge Trump with...I don’t know, something criminal. Tribe predicts he will.

But you know it’s crazy when even CNN analysts are throwing cold water on it.

https://dailycaller.com/2022/06/17/cnn-toobin-goldman-trump-capitol-riot/?utm_medium=email&pnespid