And this time, I don’t mean the ‘trans woman predator’ meme.
Alas, a front-page thread on the McDonald’s Mauling finally appeared at PHB. But on the thread with the indirect mention of it, Desiree was cornered into reiterating her initial observation – this time with elaboration:
[T]he trans bashing incident in Maryland has been front page headline news throughout the LGBTI media for the last two days; PHB alone is dead silenton the issue.
I can’t help but think this has a lot to do with PHB’s vocal support for HB 235 — this incident perfectly highlights the need for the exact public accommodations provisions which were removed from HB 235.
That’s simply not true, Desiree.Personal issues have arisen that precluded blogging on this story as well as the Equality Maryland story.
The second sentence of that would apply if the sockpuppet did a front-page piece instead of the Sandeenista or the certain retired physician. After all, I was gone most of the day Saturday – and I guess its possible something could have come up to have prevented me from saying anything about it Friday night.
Me – or any individual at any particular blog.
But all of the stars at PHB?
Here is where the meme screams and schemes:
Unfortunately, this incident would have occurred had HB 235 passed, as well. Its passage, just like its failure, would have done nothing to preclude the need for public accommodations protections.
Yes, officer, I ran the guy over with my car and then backed up over him. But he had lung cancer, arteriosclerosis, deep vein thrombosis, a torn rotator cuff and ferocious athlete’s foot. He was as good as dead anyway. Trust me, I’m a doctor.
And then the Reek Chorus chimed in:
I think your point is that you’re bound and determined to find fault. Did it ever occur to you to email any of the baristas and say “Hey, I though for sure you’d be all over this story. The fact that you’re not makes me concerned that something unfortunate is happening for you in real life. I really hope that isn’t the case, but if it is let me know what I can do to help. I know that RL can really bite into blogging time and energy. I’ve already written a post at my blog – I’ll cross-post it to PHB to help get the discussion going. I sincerely hope all is well with you. Love, Desiree”
But that would require a) you giving people the benefit of the doubt and b) caring more about the Baltimore story than tearing down the baristas.
Oh, stop it. You’re killing me!
Or, to restate myself: Stop it! You’re so full of shit that you could take a dump and fertilize the Moon. Did it ever occur to you as a barista to e-mail Kathleen before you cyber-killed her? But that would have required a) you giving people the benefit of the doubt and b) caring more about accuracy than tearing down of a trans woman to protect your sockpuppet identity.
The news blackout about this at PHB smells, but the reek of the ‘ain’t no way we’re going to admit we were wrong in shilling for a Gay, Inc.-backed sham trans bill’ meme grows as exponentially as that of any given dead armadillo in the middle of U.S. 67 just north of Presidio at the end of July.
We don’t know what effect Maryland having a trans-inclusive, public accommodations-inclusive civil rights law for the last ten years might possibly have had on the attitudinal development of people who, ten years ago, were respectively four and eight years old, now do we?
Of course, we can make an educated guess.
But that would involve acknowledging history and truly assessing blame.
That would also involve deviating from the Gay, Inc.-manufactured pro-HB 235 by comission and pro-HB285 by omission meme.
Authorizing specified persons or the Commission on Human Relations to elect to have the claims asserted in a complaint alleging discrimination by a place of public accommodation determined in a civil action brought by the Commission; expanding the remedies available for specified discrimination; clarifying the remedies available for an unlawful employment practice; authorizing a complainant alleging specified discrimination to bring a civil action under specified circumstances; etc
It actually included and upgraded McDonald’s, er…, public accommodations protections …
for everyone except trans people.