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a very stable genius

Ya gotta love Randy Rainbow...


punked

You won't believe what Sacha Baron Cohen gets these Republican rubes to say. The creator of Borat on his new special called "Who is America" does his best to expose stupidity through the use of comedy and its both funny and tragically sad at the same time...


fun exchanges

I have loads of fun complementing women on their clothes or shoes.

Invariably I will get a huge smile or earnest thank you and a little banter will result. I am not trying to get anything out of it but it's just part of the fun that comes from being a girl. I don't do it all the time just when the spirit moves me and I gauge it will be well received.

By this age my shyness filter is all but gone and very little makes me hesitate save for outing another trans person of course. Plus it's harmless and brings me and them a little sunshine into our day.

The latest episode involved me commenting on a woman's black Prada pumps. They must have been 4 inches high with the stiletto heel. I told her how nice they looked and how I admired her ability to walk in them

"Honey I've been living in these since I was 14" she said beaming a big smile at me

"You should get yourself a pair!"

Of course I was wearing my chunky heel pumps and pointed to them extolling …

The fog

Attack the media, lie, insult allies and more. These are the signs of a classic scoundrel and burgeoning fascist. Robert Reich warns about not being fooled by the subterfuge.

Oh and to the anonymous person who clearly misunderstood my post on NATO: Trump can leave NATO and take all his toys away as well. America will only find itself increasingly isolated and other unions will be formed. You don't get to shit on your allies through beligerance and still expect any kind of support.

It's called burning bridges...


the transgender monk

even more damage

President Trump continues his war against liberal democracies as he defecates all over a 73 year old institution in NATO which has kept the peace in Europe and has helped the United States for all those decades.

Trump has a fetish for autocratic types like Kim Jong Un and Vladimir Putin with whom he has said he will have his most pleasant visit; this the man most likely to find glee in the undoing of this formidable union.

Someone please get this malevolent idiot out of there before he sets any more forest fires. Let's collect that evidence and put him on trial. At this point I will even take Mike Pence (and yes, I can't believe I just said that).

Ana Kasparian on Jordan Peterson

TYT's Ana Kasparian does a great job here summarizing the stances of Jordan Peterson: the new hero of North American males who tend to espouse right of center ideas. He has become their role model and speaks to their desire for a different outcome through his views on monogamy, free speech, religion, equality of outcome and personal responsibility.

I was willing to give Peterson a chance at first but the more I heard the more I found he was simplifying situations and not presenting the entire picture. He talks about the left as if it were a cohesive and united force instead of a spectrum that runs the gamut from radicals to progressives. This is precisely why the right has picked him up as an icon for if he presented things more accurately this would not have happened.

His views of Canada's Bill C-16 are completely unfounded and he sounds the warning bell on free speech without one decent counterargument as to why the rights of trans people are not important and their freedom …

au naturel

I continue to be very pleased with the Silk'n hair removal apparatus and have zero regrets about having purchased it. It is doing the job prompting me to think that technology certainly has come a long way.

There are spots where the hair growth has almost come to a standstill and I can see how a few more months of use could deliver amazing results which includes the face which I have treating in selected spots that didn't have a chance to respond to laser all those years ago.

My daughter has now begun to use it based on my testimonial.

The picture below is of me using the least amount of makeup ever: light foundation, loose powder and a light fleshy coloured lipstick. Everything took all of 5 minutes to apply.


NB: Dr Morris responded to me after I emailed him the article on blood clots:

"Of course. The real question is the long-term risk of estrogen. The study is complicated by the use of anti-androgens which also increase the risk of thrombosis. But the alternative....?&…

universal basic income

Universal basic income is an idea whose time may have come. Proposed by an increasing amount of leading economists, it is one way to combat the increasing wage disparity between the 1% and everyone else.

Neoliberalism brought us the idea that open global markets would adjust and allow blue collar workers to be retrained when their industry moved to a low wage sector but this was a fallacy. Instead we saw people falling off the grid who were not suited for moving from making textiles to working in IT (to name one example). The idea that people would adjust was a pipe dream bought by believers that free market capitalism can correct these things on its own.

Liberal democracies with strong safety nets fought this problem partly through supporting workers and buying them time to reinvent themselves but in the United States, where the gap is the most marked among the top industrialized nations, there is little backup. A rugged individualistic mindset where this is seen as an unearned hando…

Shybiker

Ralph (Ally) and I met in Old Montreal in front of City Hall. You may know him from his handle of ShyBiker and he has his own blog where he chronicles his travels, purchases, photoshoots, thoughts and ideas.

Ralph has always felt female inside and he did his best to live in a world that didn't indulge him this identification. As a baby boomer born during a period where we didn't yet have the proper language for how we felt, he did his best to honor these feelings within the context of his reality.

He doesn't hide from anyone and is out to the world as the person he is which happens to be a fascinating and unique individual who is not going to bend to the will of society.

Ralph lives his life in his own terms and we talked about how each of us views the coming years and how our aim to be authentic will become a priority.

He told me how much he loves Montreal and he intends to return and see more of it. It will be my pleasure to tag along and play tour guide if he likes.

If…

the next doorway

My daughter was just hired at the animation studio of her first-choice. Her first professional job thanks in part to her strong work in her animated film I posted some time back. She is excited and I couldn’t be happier for her in that she will embark on a career doing something she absolutely loves to do.

My son is going to start college in the fall which is a step we have here in Quebec before University and I am sure he will do well academically. His battle with anxiety continues to improve as he finds his footing with increasing age and experience.

Looks like I am out of a job as a parent at least in the way it used to be. They now have their friends and boyfriend (in the case of my daughter) and it is now my turn to remake my life with a redefined role that focuses on what I want.

Also, for the first time since the split over 2 years ago, I was able to test myself by watching a short film my ex-girlfriend was in and not get overly emotional. It looks like I must be getting past t…

only in Trumpworld

Only in Trumpworld can you have a scandal ridden tenure as head of the EPA, be actively trying to dismantle the very regulations that it purports to enforce and get a slap on the back from President TWITter for a job well done. Because Scott Pruitt was a horror show in his role and finally and mercifully resigned before doing more damage than he already had.

I am waiting for Michael Cohen's information to Mueller to have a significant impact on the corrupt and morally bankrupt Trump. The question that remains is what courage does a timid GOP have to do the right thing and impeach.

Mind you, as George Will recently stated, the only man he finds worse than Trump is the bland-faced yet ideologically twisted beyond repair Mike Pence and I unfortunately tend to agree with him.


where there is love

This couple impressed the hell out of me. Two nice people who clearly love each other and are working through the complexities of a gender transition. The wife is grieving the loss of the man she loved but is happy that her new wife is no longer suffering from painful gender dysphoria.

Not a lot of happy stories like this one out there so when they come along they are worth noting.

When Lauren talks about fixing herself, boy can I relate.


bring on the millenials

The Millenials are coming and they will change society. The generation born between 1983 and 2000 (which my children are a part of) have a much more open minded view of the world than we boomers. They are more accepting of difference and diversity and will drastically change the landscape that we built and I for one think: thank God for it.

I also won't surprise you when I tell you that they aren't the least bit Donald Trump fans but you already knew that didn't you.

Robert Reich explains...


noodling on the piano

Recently I was noodling around on the piano and thought I would record it. I have a lot of great grand piano sounds on my Korg Krome and this dark grand setting is one of my favorites...


Happy 151

I was brought (along with my siblings) to this wonderful country by my parents in 1970 and they never regretted their decision.