Jump to content
  • Welcome to the TransPulse Forums!

    We offer a safe, inclusive community for transgender and gender non-conforming folks, as well as their loved ones, to find support and information.  Join today!

Republicans Issue New Government Shutdown Threat Over Trans People


Ivy

Recommended Posts

https://www.erininthemorning.com/p/republicans-issue-new-government?r=k5hac&utm_campaign=post&utm_medium=web

 

I don't have a lot of faith in the Democrats.  I could see them caving on this at some point.  I don't think it's a "hill they're ready to die on" at all.

It's amazing just how much these people hate us.  It's irrational.  

They're ready to burn it all down just to get rid of us - I mean, we're like half of 1%.

Link to comment
  • Admin

I'm not terribly worried about this particular threat.  The "Freedom Caucus" is often ignored these days, even by their own party.  They tried the same thing with the military's "travel for abortions" policy and the caucus backed down in the end.  This is just a stunt for the "base."  The whole "we hate trans people" shtick is a stunt.

 

Carolyn Marie

Link to comment
1 hour ago, Carolyn Marie said:

 This is just a stunt for the "base."  The whole "we hate trans people" shtick is a stunt.

Its a stunt,  but idk who it is for.  I live near a wholelotta their "base" and trans folks aren't the top issue their own voters care about.  Mostly its the economy, taxes and spending, inflation, immigration, and war.  The haters may be vocal, but they are a very small minority.

 

If the Republicans would actually run on the issues their base really cares about, they'd win.

Link to comment
  • Admin
20 minutes ago, awkward-yet-sweet said:

If the Republicans would actually run on the issues their base really cares about, they'd win.

 

LOL!  The people that have been elected certainly don't seem to think that's what their base really cares about, otherwise they would actually do something about them up in D.C.  The R's who do seem to care about those issues keep getting forced out or just up and quit.  To quote a great movie line, "What we have here is a failure to communicate."

 

Carolyn Marie

Link to comment
  • Forum Moderator

They aren't playing to the public or even to their own voters.  This is all about sponsorship.  They make a ton of money from "corporate donors", a.k.a. sponsors.  Those groups paid huge sums money to push their agendas, and they will withdraw that funding if that agenda is not translated into legislation.  The Rs are addicted to that money and can't afford to alienate the sponsors.  The once-honourable party has sold its soul to the devil, and the devil is now collecting his due by requiring these laws.

Link to comment
9 minutes ago, KathyLauren said:

Those groups paid huge sums money to push their agendas, and they will withdraw that funding if that agenda is not translated into legislation.  The Rs are addicted to that money and can't afford to alienate the sponsors.  The once-honourable party has sold its soul to the devil, and the devil is now collecting his due by requiring these laws.

Yes. We need money like that out of politics—it's anti-democratic, Putin-esque, and dangerous.

Link to comment
11 minutes ago, Davie said:

Yes. We need money like that out of politics—it's anti-democratic, Putin-esque, and dangerous.

Yes, but ever since the Supreme Court ruled that "corporations are people", a flood of dark money has really exacerbated the influence that big businesses have over so many facits of American life.  Sigh (my real reaction's words are a lot saltier).

 

Astrid

Link to comment

I have noticed that the people my state sends to Congress say one thing before they are elected, and then do something very different. Something in DC corrupts them almost immediately. I swear it's like the US capital is a giant roach motel.  What goes in never comes back out.

Link to comment
22 hours ago, Astrid said:

Yes, but ever since the Supreme Court ruled that "corporations are people", a flood of dark money has really exacerbated the influence that big businesses have over so many facits of American life.  Sigh (my real reaction's words are a lot saltier).

 

Astrid

Yes. I agree with your expansion of the point. I also relate your salt.

Link to comment

For a political party to take the liberty to disregard large segments of the Constitution, is very telling. For those with a sworn duty to support and defend the constitution, but then trample it without going through due process is another. To unilaterally decide the fate of others by following an obtuse interpretation of the Bible, and then trampling the Constitution despite there being a separation of church and state, is very dangerous. Embracing the rule of the land based solely on the prevailing religious text begs for a comparison to the Taliban. There was a time when there was a desire to limit the amount of intrusion into peoples lives, but now we see much intrusion including everything about how we lead our private lives whether we are straight, LGBTQ, or a fertile female who happens to want to control where, when, and how they want to procreate. Those choices are being directly led by an out-of-control political party in their quest for power and greed. They need to stop screwing with people's lives in this manner.

 

I hope I did not violate the TOS. 

Link to comment
  • Who's Online   9 Members, 0 Anonymous, 116 Guests (See full list)

    • Ann W
    • Thea
    • Mikayla2024
    • Vidanjali
    • KathyLauren
    • Sally Stone
    • MaeBe
    • VickySGV
    • Carolyn Marie
  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
  • Forum Statistics

    • Total Topics
      80.9k
    • Total Posts
      770.9k
  • Member Statistics

    • Total Members
      12,141
    • Most Online
      8,356

    Charleigh Lucille
    Newest Member
    Charleigh Lucille
    Joined
  • Today's Birthdays

    1. DaveMK
      DaveMK
    2. Heidi45
      Heidi45
      (46 years old)
    3. Jordy
      Jordy
      (42 years old)
    4. stella
      stella
      (61 years old)
  • Posts

    • Vidanjali
      That's great. I hope it's a peaceful time of renewal for you.
    • VickySGV
      They have done so already I am afraid.  Nothing new really, but Cass included views of our home brewed bigots to create this. 
    • Adrianna Danielle
      Met up with a teacher I had back in high school and went good.Was 27 years ago I last saw her after I graduated.Walked into her classroom and we hugged calling me Adrianna.Remembered seeing me as male seeing I was holding something in.Told her I am much happier now and said she noticed it now.Even said seen me as an 18 year old and now as a 45 year old transwoman.Did get to walk down the halls bringing back lots of memories too.Ran into another teacher I had too.She said I changed big time.Told her I go as Adrianna now,transgender on the hormones.Also said she noticed I was unhappy at times and I am much happier now.I did take a picture with both of these two
    • KathyLauren
      Hi, Kayla.   Another Bluenoser!  (Actually, I'm not a real one.  I am a CFA.)    I can't answer your question about the effects of spiro alone.  I started on spiro and estrogen at the same time.  I expect that spiro alone might relieve some dysphoria symptoms, but would not start any physical changes.  But that is just a guess.  The big thing with spiro is to drink enough water, since it is a powerful diuretic.   I started out getting my transition care from the Halifax Sexual Health Centre, but once my hormone regime was stable, I asked my GP if she would be comfortable taking over my prescription.  She was, so I no longer have to do the long commute into the city.   Regards, Kathy
    • MirandaB
      I can't answer your question since my doc's plan didn't start that way, but I do love to quote what she said to me when we began HRT when I see a post like this, "Let's get this party started!"
    • Betty K
      Thanks for listening Vidanjali. And don’t worry, I am now planning two weeks off before I try to write a more in-depth response. I am well aware of how much Cass has been hurting me. 
    • Mikayla2024
      Thank you, Mindy! Such a warm welcome!! I’m excited and honoured to be here !! 😊
    • Ivy
      I don't need that "new math."  My brain does it on its own.
    • Willow
      You know the advantages we had using long division and multiplication, slide rules and log table?  We can look at a result and know right away if something is wrong with it. Kids that have grown up using calculators can hit keystrokes on their calculator but they have no clue that the answer is wrong when there is a factor of ten that they messed up.  Also we learned our basic math tables inside out and upside down. They use this new math that mixes everything up.  
    • Mmindy
      Good afternoon Kayla,   Welcome to Transgender Pulse Forum, I hope you find this place as helpful and fun as I do. There are so many people from all walks of life, and locations in the World. Look around and join in on any threads you find interesting.   Best wishes, stay positive and motivated,   Mindy🌈🐛🏳️‍⚧️🦋
    • Mikayla2024
      Hi All,   So today, I finally met with my Nurse Practitioner in her office to officially go over HRT for me. A little bit of background about gender affirming care in my province I live in - Doctors and NP’s now have the authority to perform gender affirming care as per a new directive recently. I only know because 6 weeks ago when I met with her and telling her about who I truly am, she said that before our appointment she was in a province wide zoom meeting with the sexual health centre in Halifax about gender affirming care and them explaining to all the PCP’s that if they can handle gender affirming care in the community as it would help save resources to focus on the more sensitive clientele such as children and teens.   At the end, I had to sign a document ensuring I understood everything. I grabbed the document so fast and signed away !!   So, she prescribed XXmg of spiro daily in the morning (Anti-Androgen) to start for 4 weeks and then seeing how I respond to that, she’s going to then start me on Estrogen pills. I already have a follow up appointment booked at the end of June.   I trust my NP wholeheartedly, kinda disappointed that I didn’t get the E, but I totally understand why. I’m a little nervous with the side effects however of Spiro, but regardless of side effects I’m going ahead with the plan and trusting in process and becoming who I’m truly supposed to be.   Question though as I’m curious - I know it’s a low dose of spiro but even then what sort of changes can I see from just the spiro alone without the e for those first 4 weeks?    thanks everyone!!   Kayla
    • April Marie
      Very cute!!!
    • Mmindy
      Yes I do... Creating/Building handcrafted gifts for family and friends using wood or metal. Camping and all the things you think could go with that, hiking, fishing, hunting, bird watching, meeting new people, and music festivals. Bluegrass, Folk, Americana. Seeing new parts of the world, and historical locations. Star gazing.   My father use to say he didn't trust anyone that didn't have at least to vises. I'm not so worried about your vises, however I don't think anyone should have less than two hobbies.   Mindy🌈🐛🏳️‍⚧️🦋
    • Mmindy
      Congratulations @LoreleiI hope it works out for you.   Hugs,   Mindy🌈🐛🏳️‍⚧️🦋
    • KathyLauren
      We were not allowed to use calculators in high school.  Even if we could afford one, $80 (in 1970 dollars!) would only get you a four-function calculator, so it would have been pointless anyway.  Everything was slide rules and longhand.  Being a math nerd, that was no hardship for me.   When my brothers and I were cleaning out my father's house after he passed, I found a couple of slide rules in his wife's desk.  I appropriated them and still have them, my own having been foolishly tossed years ago.  
  • Upcoming Events

Contact TransPulse

TransPulse can be contacted in the following ways:

Email: Click Here.

To report an error on this page.

Legal

Your use of this site is subject to the following rules and policies, whether you have read them or not.

Terms of Use
Privacy Policy
DMCA Policy
Community Rules

Hosting

Upstream hosting for TransPulse provided by QnEZ.

Sponsorship

Special consideration for TransPulse is kindly provided by The Breast Form Store.
×
×
  • Create New...