Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Blips on the News;But Nothing Earthshaking

UPDATE:  The San Pedro day care that was trashed by four children ages 7 to 11 - three of the children were siblings; none attended the facility.  Damages went up to $30,000 not the estimated $25,000 previously mentioned.  The day care caters to six weeks to five years old kids.

It is expected that few will.  We only have three items on the ballot - a measure to spiffy up our waterfront by means of over development, more vehicular traffic; the 4th District candidates for City Council person and a new Mayor of all of the glory that is Redondo Beach.

You'll have to motor stately  up to Santa Barbara to see it, but the MOXI, the Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation is a 17,000 sq. ft., tri-floored facility with exhibits that include walking into a giant guitar to see how sound works, many inter-active displays including making a sound track to accompany short clips of films.     Visit them from home at   moxi.org.

I am putting together a compilation of previous columns in book form and having a ball doing it.  The selection process has been somewhat marred in that I am rolling through, looking for a specific column and I run across all of the others and frequently say, ( to myself, I work alone;) "Oh, yeah!  Gotta have that one!  I'd forgotten about that!"  So far, I have the cover art, dedication, front-of-the-book quote, 22 chapters and some 13,000 words.

"The Adventures of Toni the Tampon" is a coloring book starring a tampon.  The author is Cass Clemmer, who says that menstruation is not gender specific and that men have periods, too.  She is referring to transgender men who went from male to female which I think is cheating. 

She said , "I'd rather help just one genderqueer or trans menstruator feel like they were seen than sell 1,000 copies."  That statement proves to me that the lady is batshit crazy.  One  writes a book for the money

But more especially this is what has me seeing red (deliberate) and that is this:  The trans population is estimated to be 1.4 million adults which is a minute 0.6 per cent of all of us straights put together.  In looking over old columns (going back to 2009) I was struck by the number of columns about gender transformation, unisex bathrooms, laws for and against and on and on.  How did the last half inch of the dog's tail come to wag all of the rest of the Great Dane? 

Marshall your arguments and we will debate this the 12th of Never.  It's not safe.  The Transgenders would arm themselves with their new spike heels and construction boots and clobber us unmercifully.  No thanks.  I do not want my obit to read "killed by a size 12 Manalo Blahnick."   

Article source:  weaselzippers.com   The Comments are worth a read.

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