Transanity of the week: Transsexual wants surgical reversal

Via Transsexual Chelsea Attonley who had £10k surgery on NHS wants to be man again — This is the sort of thing we should expect in a culture that refuses to state the obvious about the LGBTQX agenda.

You’ll see the same thing in the U.S. soon.  After all, how can you deny this “necessary” surgery?  And the political correctness of it will drive fear into people so that things like this will get prioritized over real medical issues, veteran care, etc.

As tragic as this is, hopefully it will be a cautionary tale to others who want to mutilate themselves and to those cowards letting males go into public bathrooms with females.

Chelsea, now living in London, said: ‘I have always longed to be a woman, but no amount of surgery can give me an actual female body and I feel like I am living a lie.

‘It is exhausting putting on make-up and wearing heels all the time. Even then I don’t feel I look like a proper woman.

‘I suffered from depression and anxiety as a result of the hormones too.

‘I have realised it would be easier to stop fighting the way I look naturally and accept that I was born a man physically.’

Chelsea, who spoke on ITV’s This Morning earlier this year about Katie Price’s encouragement, says she does not feel guilty about asking the taxpayer to pay for her reversion.

‘Now I have decided I want to live as Matthew, I am desperate to have my FF-cup boobs removed,’ she said.

‘I can’t afford to have them done privately, so I am hoping to have the op on the NHS.

‘I can’t work at the moment because I am too upset after what I have been through.

‘I am considering having penis reconstruction too. I don’t feel bad about the NHS paying for the surgery as I don’t consider it a choice.

Chelsea Attonley: ‘Meeting Jordan inspired my transformation’

‘I need to have these operations for the sake of my mental health. I am lucky enough to live in a country where there is free health care.’

Chelsea, who changed her name by deed poll from Matthew in 2008 after a £5,000 boob job in Thailand partly funded by benefit money, says she gradually began having doubts about the sex change.

She said: ‘I thought the surgery would make me feel complete, but it didn’t.

‘I knew deep down that, even though I had had surgery, I had still been born a man.

‘But I tried my best to block out my feelings.’

Chelsea said living as a woman is exhausting.

‘No matter how much make-up I put on or how I dressed, I knew people would not know me as a real woman.

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Chelsea, now living in London, said: ‘I have always longed to be a woman, but no amount of surgery can give me an actual female body and I feel like I am living a lie’

‘It was draining to constantly think about how to walk and speak like a girl.

‘I was fighting a losing battle. When people found out about my past, they treated me like a liar and a fake. I suffered from anxiety and depression.’

She said she lost the support of her mother when she died from a heart attack.

She said : ‘I could not keep up the act of pretending to be a woman any more. It was making me miserable.

‘I had to go back to living as Matthew.’

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She said she had always struggled with her identity while growing up in Chesterfield, Derbyshire. As a child she would dress up in women’s clothes, and in her twenties she became a drag queen known as Miss Malibu

Chelsea has already had testosterone injections to begin her transition to becoming a man again.

She has also had testosterone injections to stimulate hair growth and has cut his hair.

She added: ‘If people criticise me for wanting treatment on the NHS, it does not bother me.

‘I know I need these changes to make me happy and no one should deny me that.’

The TaxPayers’ Alliance yesterday insisted the NHS should not be expected to pay out again.

Research director Alex Wild said: ‘The NHS must prioritise crucial frontline services over ridiculous vanity operations.

‘This whole saga has simply cost far too much. If the Health Service is to be properly funded, this sort of waste must be cut out.’

Another important point from the comments section:

“Dr. McHugh in a 1992 essay wrote about its long-term consequences: ‘Age accentuates the sad caricature of the sexually reassigned and saps their bravado. Some, pathetically, ask about re-reassignment.’”

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/356501/bradley-manning-not-woman-kevin-d-williamson

My dog did better on Economics tests than those on the Left

Note: The message here is more important than the title indicates.

I am not making this up: My dog once submitted a college test in Economics and passed.

OK, there is a little more to the story.

When my youngest daughter home-schooled her last two years of high school, the dogs would hang out with her all day.  Once when she was in the middle of an online Economics test he jumped on the bed, landed on the keyboard and submitted the partially completed test.  And he passed!  Fortunately, the folks at the school were good sports about the high-tech version of “the dog really ate my homework” story and re-opened the system so the that real student could complete the test (she got her usual 99 or so, as I recall).

But I offer that as a segue to remind people of an extremely important fact about basic economic principles, namely that those on the Left literally fail at them.  They aren’t just a little worse than Conservatives, they fail horribly and it drives their ideology.  The details are here, but note the results of a simple eight question Economics test given to those across the political spectrum:

Letter grade
Very Conservative 84% B
Libertarian 83% B
Conservative 79% C+
My dog 72% C
Moderate 54% F
Liberal 41% F
Progressive/very Liberal 34% F

Got that?  Progressives / very Liberal people only get a third of the questions right.  They could double their scores and still only get a D.  But the more conservative people are the better they do, with very Conservative people achieving a solid B.

Here’s an example of one of the questions:

Consider one of the economic propositions in the December 2008 poll: “Restrictions on housing development make housing less affordable.” People were asked if they: 1) strongly agree; 2) somewhat agree; 3) somewhat disagree; 4) strongly disagree; 5) are not sure.

Basic economics acknowledges that whatever redeeming features a restriction may have, it increases the cost of production and exchange, making goods and services less affordable. There may be exceptions to the general case, but they would be atypical.

In this case, percentage of conservatives answering incorrectly was 22.3%, very conservatives 17.6% and libertarians 15.7%. But the percentage of progressive/very liberals answering incorrectly was 67.6% and liberals 60.1%. The pattern was not an anomaly.

Do not let the handsome canine below cause you to miss the key takeaways:

  • Understanding these basic economics concepts is crucial to leading properly. Therefore, Leftists should not be in charge of government.  Or economics.  Or much of anything else.  If you can’t get the basic building blocks of society right then all you will do is create more problems.
  • As the good folks at Freaknomics will tell you, Economics isn’t just about seemingly arcane financial metrics.  It is about behavior and incentives.  If you don’t understand how the basics of human nature work then your worldview is doomed to poor decision making.
  • The Law of Unintended Consequences will bite you far worse than my dog ever would (Italian Greyhounds are amazingly friendly) but the truth is that most consequences of Leftist policies are easy to anticipate.  The “War on Poverty” is a perfect example.  It wasn’t just a colossal flop, it was a completely predictable colossal flop.  It has deeply harmed tens of millions of people. We need to undo it as quickly as possible.
  • This issue carries over to religion as well.  It is no surprise that Leftist Christian groups do much more harm than good.  False teachers don’t understand economics any better than they do the Bible.
  • All schools should host Junior Achievement classes.  These are proven to increase graduation rates and they teach critical life skills about budgeting, economics and more.  I taught them for 12 years and was continually impressed with their program.  You don’t need a PhD in Economics to understand the most important concepts.  Give me 30 minutes with a bunch of 7th graders and I will have them more fluent in basic economic principles like supply and demand than Congressional Democrats are.  And that isn’t an exaggeration.

The way people understand basic economic principles has an enormous influence on how well they will govern.  You should vote accordingly.  And if you love God and neighbor you won’t ignore how He wired the world.

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Economist Dog (TM), the hero of this story, could not be reached for comment.  He was on a conference call discussing how the demand for dog food is inelastic.   Also, he died last year.  We miss this special little guy!  He and his mate (pictured below) brought us countless blessings and good times and we thank God for that.

bluetooth dog

He also understood intellectual property rights and helped us earn a few $$ when this picture was used on a t-shirt sold by a large retailer.  But mostly he just chased squirrels and then sat on my lap and slept.  Backup Dog (TM) was equally loved but not quite as active.dogs

She was as cerebral as she looks here.

Back Camera

More guns = less crime

Via These Could Be Some Inconvenient Crime Statistics for Gun Control Advocates:

Chicago’s crime rate has dropped since Illinois became the 50th state in the nation to adopt a concealed carry law last year, the Washington Times reported.

A marksman sights in on a target during a class to qualify for an Illinois concealed carry permit on Feb. 14, 2014 in Posen, Illinois. Illinois became the final state to allow residents to carry a concealed weapon after they complete a 16-hour course. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Robberies are down 20 percent this year, according to Chicago Police Department statistics. Burglaries are also down 20 percent, while motor vehicle thefts are down 26 percent.

Chicago Police Department Superintendent Garry McCarthy attributed the decrease to “intelligent policing strategies” and said cops confiscated more than 1,300 illegal guns in the first quarter of the year.

But Richard Pearson, executive director of the Illinois State Rifle Association, said it’s clear to him what’s driving the decrease — and it’s not the police. He said the department “hasn’t changed a single tactic.”

“It isn’t any coincidence crime rates started to go down when concealed carry was permitted. Just the idea that the criminals don’t know who’s armed and who isn’t has a deterrence effect,” Pearson told the Times.

Things would be even better if they would lower the cost of concealed carry permits.  It seems racist to keep guns out of the hands of poor Chicago minorities who need them the most.

Bonus good news: Texas School District’s Sign Is Almost Sure to Irk the Left: ‘Please Be Aware That the Staff at Argyle ISD Are…’ .  I’m glad that some school districts are doing the right things to protect students.

A great send-up of crony capitalism

This is a big part of what is wrong with politics.  The sad part is that those on the Left will think it only applies to those on the right.  But crony capitalists gladly pay off both sides to get what they want. The politicians and crony capitalists take our money and share it.  That’s it.

Fact: More government = more crony capitalism.  If you look to the government for all your solutions and want to give it more power, you are part of the problem.

pearls

 

 

What Hillary should have said

Hillary Clinton cares about Hillary Clinton.  Not only was her response ridiculously delayed, but it was completely lacking in authenticity.

Pro-abortion Hillary should have changed this statement:
 
Imagine what we would feel and what we would do, if white drivers were three times as likely to be searched by police during a traffic stop as black drivers, instead of the other way around.
To this one:
 
Imagine what we would feel and what we would do, if white children in the womb were three times as likely to be killed via abortion as black children, instead of the other way around.
 
It would be a morbid coincidence if both rates are three times as high for blacks as for whites, but the first statement isn’t even true.  It was a false conclusion drawn from a poorly executed study.
 
And even if the first statement was true, which is worse, getting searched during a traffic stop or getting crushed and dismembered?  Yet which ones do Leftists [pretend to] care about more?

Home schooling / flexible schooling

OK, it took some time for me to arrive at this position, but I am now a huge fan of flexible schooling.  We did it the last two years of youngest daughter’s high school and wish we would have started earlier.  Technically it is home schooling, but with the mix of online courses and Home School Association classes it is really more like flexible schooling.

A few benefits:

  • You get the kids out of the cesspools that many public schools have become
  • Incredible flexibility for study time, volunteer activities and extracurricular activities.
  • Very small class sizes — smaller than even private schools.
  • You don’t have the gang, drug, fighting and other activities that even good school districts have.
  • It is a bargain compared to private schools.
  • Opportunities to develop excellent time management skills.  College won’t be as big of a transition, as kids will be used to managing their time.
  • Dual credit high school classes that cover high school and college requirements are the ultimate bargain.  Our community college system is already 1/5 of what the state schools charge and if your child hasn’t graduated high school the cost is even less.  You’ll spend more on books than tuition.

You need to be very intentional about getting the education and the socializing down. We know of a couple home schooled kids who meet the stereotype of not being socialized well (though that may have had nothing to do with where they were schooled), but countless more who are phenomenally well adjusted . It is a running joke with home schooling about that. These kids are out and about doing all sorts of things.

I know that we pay 100% of our property taxes and 100% of the extra costs of home schooling, and many people do the same to send their kids to private schools. You can just scan the cost / student in many areas (over $10,000 per student to get the current results) and see that something has gone horribly wrong with how we administer education.

We could do so much more with flexibile schooling by utilizing best-of-the-best recorded lessons, computer training/testing and having teachers do more tutoring than trying to give one-size-fits-all lessons to over 20 kids at once.  It would save big $$$ and get better results.

It’s pretty bad when even Jezebel says you are awful

Not the Jezebel* of the Bible, the iconally evil wife of King Ahab, but the website of the same name that posted Awful: Couple Ditches Baby with Down Syndrome with Thai Surrogate.

Like many others, Jezebel suffers from moral schizophrenia.  The site is rabidly pro-abortion and therefore fully supportive of killing Down Syndrome children (or any other children) in the womb, as happens 90% of the time in our “tolerant, loving” culture.  Read the comment thread if you don’t believe me.  But they think it was “awful” that a couple paid for a child but wouldn’t accept him because of his Down Syndrome.  That’s rather preachy, judgmental and moralistic of them, but I do agree with them on that point.

Some of the details, if you aren’t familiar with the story:

An anonymous Australian couple has ignited a huge controversy after abandoning a baby they had using a surrogate because he had Down syndrome and taking his healthy twin sister back to Australia with them. Because humanity just wasn’t insufferable enough.

But they would have had no issues if they had killed the boy in the womb, or even outside the womb via “partial-birth abortion,” aka infanticide.

Because commercial surrogacy is outlawed in Australia (though they may use an altruistic surrogate who does not receive any payment outside medical expenses), many couples seek options overseas to make things easier. Fertility clinics in places like Thailand and India have become hotspots as they are a much easier options for overseas parents-to-be and poorer Indian women can make a considerable amount of money from surrogacy.

There are many problems with surrogacy and I think it should be illegal.  Sadly, many gays and lesbians use it to deliberately raise children without a mother and a father.

. . . When the agency informed the Australian couple, they said they were not going to take the boy and allegedly asked her to have an abortion—which she refused.

Good for the mother!

When she gave birth to the twins in December of last year, the agent took the healthy baby girl, and left her with the baby boy. Pattaramon claims that she has yet to be fully compensated by the agency. She has never met the Australian parents.

. . .

“Why does he have to be abandoned while the other baby has it easy? I feel sorry for him. I don’t know what to do. I chose to have him, not to hurt him. I love him. He was in my tummy for nine months, it’s like my child. I treat him like my other children, never think you are not my child and I don’t care for you, never.”

. . .

Thai officials have maintained that commercial surrogacy is illegal in the country despite the huge lack of regulation, and Australian groups are worried that Gammy’s story may lead to an intense crackdown or all-out ban on international surrogacy. Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has commented, calling the situation an “incredibly sad story,” saying, “I guess it illustrates some of the pitfalls involved in this particular [surrogacy] business.”

 

“It’s a really sad story but not the first case we have seen in this area,” he said. “There have been recent tragic cases of foreign parents not accepting disabled children born through surrogacy.”

Pure moral schizophrenia.  Would they kill the children if they became disabled outside the womb?  Probably not.  Yet.

* Side note: Whenever I hear of her I think of my youngest daughter’s comment about how it would be considered a rather pretty name if not for Jezebel’s over-the-top evil nature.