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Please Explain…

Author’s Note: This is going to be one of those controversial adult topic posts. I’m struggling and confused.

I understand, just barely, the whole transgendered thing. You feel in your mind and spirit that you identify with the opposite gender of the body you have. That’s hard.

But what I don’t understand is why those who are transgendered with male bodies and female minds and spirits have to push on the whole restroom thing. These individuals are not physically female so why should they get to use the female restroom.

Personally, if they are so wound up in the feminine mind and soul, why can they not understand that some women have been so horribly treated by those who are totally male that the presence of anything physically male in the restroom with them could trigger flashbacks or other negative reactions?

And why can the government not just make a simple rule: go with your biology? If you’re physically male, use the male restroom. If you’re physically female, use the female restroom.

Why are women once again expected to yield privacy and safety and comfort to physical males, regardless of gender identity of mind and spirit?

And how would men feel if the most unseemly, hard-featured women started squatting on their urinals during “that” time of the month? The women may be transgendered, or they may be feminazis claiming to be transgendered in an effort to teach an object lesson through extreme performance art.

And yet, I’m now running into the question of what do you do if someone has been abused and molested by someone of the same physical gender?

Maybe, instead of fighting over idealogies, businesses could consider redesigning restrooms. Instead of rows and rows of stalls, businesses could create individual, private restrooms with locking doors. Keep them clean (translate sanitized and disinfected), and keep them unisex. We’d have fewer numbers and we might have to wait more; however, privacy and safety would be uncompromised.

But who knows? I don’t. I’m just a simple country girl. I can use an outhouse. 🙂

Kudos to the POTUS–Republican Death Knell?

I’ve promised my blog would be a potpourri of a little of everything. Tonight we step through the looking glass into political commentary.

Since Scalia’s death, there’s been a ton of controversy surrounding the Supreme Court. Liberals are drooling at the opportunity to shift power in their direction; conservatives are wringing their hands at the possibility of the Court leaning left.

The media, even local yokel ho-hum news shows, are dredging up scenes of Biden and some argument about sitting duck nominations (or maybe the politically correct term was pre-election nominee).

I’d thought I’d seen an announcement about a nomination being made–Sandoval. I don’t know much about him, other than he’s from Nevada, he’s done some judicial work, and he’s the current Nevada governor.

Surprisingly, he is a Republican. Yet he supports abortion, same-sex marriage, green energy. It’s also rumored that he has strongly criticized Obama in some key initiatives, especially Obamacare.

I have to give Obama kudos. This would truly be a strategic, ballsy, and out-of-the-box nomination if he follows through. You pick one of your toughest critics who will also be distrusted by some of your other toughest critics, and then you promote him to a position of power and authority.

Well played, well played!

Unfortunately, Obama can’t take all the credit. This is very similar to something that happened already… in the book of Esther. Even if you believe the Bible is a fairy tale, Esther’s story has power.

Haman was a trusted advisor to King Xerxes of Persia. Haman was so trusted he was a prince among men to the King and had the authority to rule different sections of the country. But Haman had one problem–he despised the Jews (AKA the Chosen Race) because their religion would not let them participate in a simple act of acknowledging his authority, bowing down to him.

Enter Mordecai and Esther. Esther, formerly known as Hadassah, won the Miss Persia Beauty Pageant and became queen of all Persia. Mordecai, because of his responsibility toward Esther, was in the right place at the right time to overhear and report a plot to kill the king (the first whistleblower).

Haman is always trying to get rid of Mordecai and Esther. He hates them so much that he’d like to rid Persia of every last one. So he tricks King Xerxes into issuing a genocide edict.

Yet every plot of Haman gets twisted, and both Esther and Mordecai continue to grow in favor. Even when Haman plans to kill Mordecai, the king decides to kill Haman for plotting against the Jews since Esther is a Jew and for molesting the queen (even if you want to beg for mercy, it’s best to not even touch the queen’s hand).

King Xerxes promoted Mordecai the enemy of Haman twice, once with a parade and robe to honor revealing the plot and then at Haman’s death with promotion to becoming a Prince of Persia.

The King promoted Esther once to win the queen contest, once to enter his presence without bidding, and once more when she helped devise the order to allow the Jews to protect themselves. Haman had tricked the King into a planned act of genocide, and the King could not reverse even his own order stamped with his ring; however, with the help of Esther, he gave a new order empowering the Jews to resist destruction.

If a house is divided is divided against itself, that house cannot stand. — Yeshua ben Yosef