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Home Front: Politix
Massachusetts Republican beats trans driver’s license bill by forcing votes on all 73 genders
[LIFESITENEWS] Legislation to add a "Gender X" option to driver’s license should have been a straightforward task in the far-left state of Massachusetts, but one Republican politician managed to derail the bill by taking transgender ideology to its furthest extreme.

The state Senate voted in June to approve the measure, which would have also extended the option to learner’s permits and state identification cards. No documentation would have been required to prove an applicant is neither male nor female.

"It’s a milestone," bill sponsor Sen. Karen Spilka, a Democrat, said at the time.

Despite the state House of Representatives being just as heavily Democratic as the Senate, however, it never got the chance to send the bill to liberal Republican Gov. Charlie Baker’s desk.

In a column for the Boston Globe, New England radio host Howie Carr details how Republican Rep. Jim Lyons adopted a unique strategy for defeating the bill: forcing it to live up to its supporters’ own logic.

"Since all Democrats must admit that the number of genders is endless, how dare the commonwealth lump all the new genders together as ’Gender X’?" Carr writes, summarizing Lyons’ facetious reasoning. "Every gender, he declared, must be listed on Massachusetts driver’s licenses! That was Lyons’ non-negotiable demand. No justice, no peace."
Posted by: Fred || 08/24/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [360 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Howie Carr writes for the Boston Herald, not the Boston Globe.
Posted by: Daniel || 08/24/2018 0:34 Comments || Top||

#2  Republican Rep. Jim Lyons adopted a unique strategy for defeating the bill: forcing it to live up to its supporters’ own logic.

Alinski, you magnificent bastard! We read your book.
Posted by: SteveS || 08/24/2018 1:39 Comments || Top||

#3  I have a new political hero.
Posted by: DarthVader || 08/24/2018 8:58 Comments || Top||

#4  Why have a Photo on the Driver's License at all? If *I* want to self-identify as a *Chinese Imperial Dragon* that who has the right to keep me from asserting my rights?!?
Posted by: magpie || 08/24/2018 12:25 Comments || Top||

#5  Substitute a photo of any identifying body part for the face on the state-issued ID.
Posted by: Anguper Hupomosing9418 || 08/24/2018 13:49 Comments || Top||

#6  Patton

Posted by: Pheresing Gloque4764 || 08/24/2018 15:32 Comments || Top||

#7  Patton
Posted by: Pheresing Gloque4764 || 08/24/2018 15:34 Comments || Top||

Maryland Democrat Ben Jealous' Twitter account 'liked' anti-police tweet mocking #BlueLivesMatter
[BALTIMORESUN] The campaign of Ben Jealous removed a "like" this week by its Twitter account of a six-month-old tweet that characterized corrupt coppers in vulgar terms and mocked #BlueLivesMatter.

A front man for the Democratic candidate for Maryland governor said the "like" by @BenJealous was an "accident" by a staffer and that the former president of the NAACP "disavowed" it.

"This tweet was not liked by Ben and certainly doesn’t reflect his views on law enforcement," Jealous campaign front man Kevin Harris said. "As Ben has said on several occasions, he values and respects law enforcement, including the several members of his own family who have worn the badge or are currently serving."

But Republican Gov. Larry Hogan’s campaign seized on the issue Thursday, the same day it announced that the statewide Fraternal Order of Police has endorsed his re-election bid.

"This sort of vulgar and divisive
...politicians call things divisive when when the other side sez something they don't like. Their own statements are never divisive, they're principled...
rhetoric is beyond troubling; it’s dangerous," Hogan campaign front man Doug Mayer said in an email to The Baltimore Sun. "It’s outrageously unbecoming for a candidate for governor and an insult to the brave men and women in uniform who put their lives on the line every single day. Ben Jealous owes the law enforcement community an apology."
Posted by: Fred || 08/24/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [140 views] Top|| File under:

Rudy Giuliani: Impeaching Trump would mean 'people's revolt'
[SkyNews] President's lawyer claimed there was "no reason" for impeachment and says Trump has been "vindicated" by Michael Cohen's account.

Donald Trump's lawyer has said "the American people would revolt" if the president was impeached.

In an interview with Sky News Rudy Giuliani claimed there was "no reason" for an impeachment and called Mr Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen "a liar".

"You could only impeach [Trump] for political reasons and the American people would revolt against that," he said.

Cohen admitted on Tuesday to paying hush money to a porn actress and a model at the request of a "candidate" - revealed by his lawyer to be Donald Trump - in order to influence the 2016 US election campaign.

His lawyer says it is "absolutely clear that Donald Trump committed a felony" in the run-up to the election, and the developments have heightened speculation that the president could be impeached.

Mr Giuliani, however, said he believed Mr Trump has been "completely cleared" by Cohen's testimony, saying it was "inevitable" that he would not be impeached.

"You have this Cohen guy, he doesn't know anything about Russian collusion, he doesn't know anything about obstruction, he's a massive liar," he said.

Mr Giuliani, former mayor of New York, spoke to Sky News during a golfing trip at Balmedie on the Aberdeenshire coast, a course owned by Mr Trump.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/24/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [395 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Sounds right to me.
Posted by: Iblis || 08/24/2018 8:37 Comments || Top||

#2  Probably not the kind of thing that should be, or even needs to be, said publicly.

Impeaching Clinton made him even stronger and Gore wasn't as scary to the right as Pence is to the left.
Posted by: ruprecht || 08/24/2018 8:45 Comments || Top||

#3  Rudy might be right.
Posted by: JohnQC || 08/24/2018 8:47 Comments || Top||

#4  Impeaching Clinton made him even stronger and Gore wasn't as scary to the right as Pence is to the left.

That comment made my day. As a conservative, I forget how the Mo's and liberals fear evangelists.
Posted by: jvalentour || 08/24/2018 9:14 Comments || Top||

#5  My sense of it is that the Socialists compete with one another to say increasingly outrageous things but frequently back down...after all 'words don't mean anything'.

On the other hand, I think the people on the right have a limit and if pushed beyond they will react definitively inasmuch as the Left will have proven there is only one way to deal with Socialism.
Posted by: Cesare || 08/24/2018 9:32 Comments || Top||

#6  I suspect Trump's people already have Jeffy on a conspiracy beef with Mueller and Comey and he'll have to tender his resignation in return for not finding out what it's like to be a former USAG in Leavenworth.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 08/24/2018 10:28 Comments || Top||

#7  No need for violence. Everybody get on the freeway and drive sllllloooooowwwww. Then transfer 10 percent of your 401k from stocks and bonds to money market. Watch the fun when Wall Street panics and people can't get to work on time. Do these things the minute they bring an impeachment resolution to the House floor and see how far it gets.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 08/24/2018 10:57 Comments || Top||

#8  "Horrified Progressive Suddenly Realizes Mike Pence Next In Line For Presidency" From the Babylon Bee.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 08/24/2018 12:25 Comments || Top||

#9  RUDY, 100% correct, IMO
Posted by: ranture || 08/24/2018 12:50 Comments || Top||

#10  Half this nation voted for him, it wont be the 3% that rise up. It will be ugly. And then the left will have to deal with a far right religious president. Imagine the changes he will implement... The left needs him in office as bad as we needed Obama to stay and not let his second take control.
Posted by: 49 pan || 08/24/2018 13:06 Comments || Top||

#11  Half this nation voted for him, it wont be the 3% that rise up. Just remember that other half has severe mental / moral / emotional deficiencies which they continue to demonstrate. I put nothing past them.
Posted by: Anguper Hupomosing9418 || 08/24/2018 13:45 Comments || Top||

#12  I took 100% of my 40xx funds out of stocks and bonds. In 2007. Fat difference that made.
Posted by: Anguper Hupomosing9418 || 08/24/2018 13:46 Comments || Top||

#13  However, I am in fear of men with deer rifles and the grid.
Posted by: Anguper Hupomosing9418 || 08/24/2018 13:47 Comments || Top||

#14  Look at this way, who are you going to bet on?

People who dwell on trigger warnings, safe places, micro aggressions, identity politics and are afraid of fire arms?


A bunch of pissed off veterans, hunters, cowboys, cowgirls, farmers, and oil field workers with LOTS of weapons or knives, or heck...in the hands of some of us a plastic fork, toothbrush or garden trowel is a dangerous weapon.

I seriously doubt if the rank and file policeman, highway patrolman, national guardsman, or rent a cop would go out and open fire on their neighbors.

I even more seriously doubt if the average ground pounder, jarhead, or sailor would either.

A people's revolt would be over in a big hurry and it would get pretty ugly for those on the left side of the aisle.

I always wonder what Antifa would do if we hit back?
Posted by: Sock Puppet of Doom || 08/24/2018 14:43 Comments || Top||

#15  The left/right divide reminds me of the Palestine/Israel issue. One side has the power to liquidate the other but doesn't despite being provoked again and again and again.

In both situations there will be a provocation too far at some point and it will not be pretty.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 08/24/2018 15:09 Comments || Top||

#16  The Left, antifa et al, won't admit it, but they depend upon the civility and law abiding of the deplorables to have their obnoxious activities continue.

However, once the tipping point is reached with the deplorables, like removing the sitting president, then all bets are off and they will be squashed like bugs, and it will not be pretty, but the issues will be decided.
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 08/24/2018 18:17 Comments || Top||

#17  They do that, its the start of our second civil war.
Posted by: Injun Bucket8891 || 08/24/2018 21:23 Comments || Top||

#18  Second civil war will last a week.
Posted by: ruprecht || 08/24/2018 22:02 Comments || Top||

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