Where Children Should Pee – Is That Really a Government Priority?

get-your-priorities-straightAmerica is facing a whole lot of problems and the bozos in government don’t know how to set priorities.  For example, there are certain things that affect all of us as Americans.  Our almost 17,000,000,000,000.00 national debt, unemployment, the ever-rising welfare state, the IRS targeting select groups of citizens, the killing of four of our citizens in Benghazi, Hillary Clinton’s blasé response, “what does it matter?” when questioned about it, the “Fast and Furious” scandal, the NSA spying allegations, GSA employees spending tons of our money on vacations, waste of our tax dollars on Solyndra, Karma and the like, to name just a few.

Out on the left coast, California Gov. “Moonbeam” Jerry Brown recently signed into law AB 1266 which gives every pupil, from elementary to secondary schools, the right to use girls’ or boys’ bathrooms and locker rooms and join any athletic team or competition, irrespective of the gender listed on the pupil’s records.  Is this nuts or what?

With all the issues facing California right now, this is what the politicians in Sacramento think is a priority?  Really?  First of all, I’ve read the bill and there’s nothing in it that says parental consent is necessary or even requires a recommendation from the student’s physician, psychologist or psychiatrist.  If a girl thinks she’s a boy, that’s good enough.

So, let’s get down to the nitty-gritty.  If a boy thinks he’s a girl, he’s probably not using the urinal in the boys’ bathroom and pees sitting down in a stall.  Well, if he goes into the girls’ bathroom, he’s still peeing in a stall.  Likewise, if a girl thinks she’s a boy, she doesn’t have the apparatus to use a urinal so she’s still sitting in a stall to pee just like she did in the girls’ bathroom.  So what’s the point?

It doesn’t take a genius to foresee a bunch of 12-year old boys daring each other to use the girls’ bathroom.  How does a parent explain to their 1st grade daughter why a much-older boy is using the same bathroom?  I can’t even imagine the chaos involved with a girl showering in the boys’ locker room.

So, the entire school population throughout the state of California will now be disrupted because of a stupid law that could possibly only apply to a handful of students.  I don’t want to see any child abused or molested for any reason, but this, however, doesn’t make any sense to me.  Life isn’t fair and the sooner children learn this lesson, the better off they’ll be.

And back on the east coast, instead of focusing on some really important issues, what is the Obama administration doing in September?  It’s holding a “closed-door roundtable discussion” on issues facing bisexuals.  Really?  Is this what our administration should be spending even $1 on at this point?  And what’s all this about a “closed-door session.”  What does that mean?  I thought this administration was going to be the most transparent administration in American history.

With significant issues facing each and every one of our 316.5 million people, will a discussion of topics including “health, HIV/AIDS, domestic and intimate partner violence, mental health and bullying” be all that groundbreaking?  Haven’t we “been there, done that” already?  Haven’t we discussed these same topics ad nauseum as they apply to all Americans?  Why is bisexual D.V. any different from heterosexual D.V.?  Is “discussion” the same thing as a “conversation about race relations in America” because, if it is, it’s actually code for “let’s talk but do nothing about it.”

And, finally, we’re now asked to call Bradley [Manning] “Chelsea” because he wishes to live out the remainder of his life as a woman. I’m happy for him.  The weasel can rot in Leavenworthas far as I’m concerned as a woman or man.  I don’t care.  But I hope I won’t have to pay for “his” or “her” hormone therapy and sex change operation.

I don’t get it, but if you do, God bless you.

Author Bio:

For over twenty years, Leona has tried to heed her husband’s advice, “you don’t have to say everything you think.” She’s failed miserably. Licensed to practice law in California and Washington, she works exclusively in the area of child abuse and neglect. She considers herself a news junkie and writes about people and events on her website, “I Don’t Get It,” which she describes as the “musings of an almost 60-year old conservative woman on political, social and cultural life in America.” It’s not her intention to offend anyone who “gets it.” She just doesn’t. Originally from Brooklyn, and later Los Angeles, she now lives with her husband, Michael, on a beautiful island in the Pacific Northwest, which she describes as a bastion of liberalism.
Author website: http://www.idontgetit.us
  • Roger Ward

    Politics is a zero sum game: government revenue and legislators’ time are finite. Every minute that our legislators spend investigating or legislating on such matters as these is a minute that they don’t have to legislate on truly worthy matters; every public dollar that is wasted on these non-issues is a dollar that could have been spent on something that is actually important.
    What this country needs is a Supreme National Agenda Setter for the States and the Federal Government (SNASSFG.) It would be his or her responsibility to formulate a national agenda for all issues of public debate or expenditure and to specify an order of importance for each item on the agenda. It would be illegal to spend legislative time or public money on any issue until a more important issue had been completely disposed of. For example, the issue of which bathroom a child can use would be number three trillion, nine billion, five million and six. The issue of government size (federal and state) would fall somewhere between number one and four. Under the direction of the SNASFFG, legislators would be forced to spend their time and our money on the most important issues first. In order to prevent abuses, it would be necessary to have a well informed leader in this position. For this position, I nominate myself, and designate the Empress of the World, Mrs. Salazar, to fill in when I’m on vacation. What do you say? (Could I do a worse job of setting the agenda than your present political leaders?)

    • Ron F

      Roger, the issue of which bathroom a child would use would be number three trillion, nine billion, five million eight. You ranked it too high. I only disagree with your second sentence. I think being side tracked on non-essential issues is a good thing. I want to see less legislation. The only thing good I can think of regarding the Republican House is that such little legislation has come out of it this term. I would prefer that all legislatures, state and federal, be part-time.

      • Roger Ward

        Ron, I’m under the impression that Texas (a large state with a large population) has a part-time legislature. How is Texas able to function effectively with part-timers when California needs so many full timers …. and we still end up with worse governance?
        I’ll look into it when I become the SNASFFG.

        • Roger Ward

          Ron, I gave the issue of where a child should pee a fairly high placement on the agenda as an incentive to the left. I would like for them to believe that if they follow the plan and dispose of the more important issues ahead of this one, they will then be able to take up issue number 3,009,005,000,006. Of course, a cynic would believe that the left would view this as unattainable.

        • Ron F

          Roger, I agree. I think Oregon also has a part time legislature that only meets every two years. I think the problem is full time legislatures and too much legislation. Even then they give the executive branch to further legislate through regulations and executive orders.

    • LeonaSalazar

      The moment I read about your proposed SNASSFG, I said to myself, “when I’m Empress of the World, I’ll designate such an agenda.” As I read on, you nominated yourself and I’d be perfectly happy to fill in when you’re on vacation. Of course, your suggestion makes far too much sense, so it will never be implemented.

  • Ron F

    I generally agree with you but the States are the places for experimentation. They used to have the saying you could vote with your feet. If you do not like California laws, you can move to a state that is more compatible to you views. I think AB 1266 is silly but I do not know if the entire school population in the State of California will be disrupted. I do not know how many transgender [is that the correct term] students there are and how many will want to use the law. I also think that a closed-door discussion about issues facing bisexuals is silly but I am not bisexual and do not know what issues they face. On the other hand, I do not think the discussion prevents the administration or congress from focusing on issues that I think are important. I also thought it was silly for the House to continue to have votes to overturn the Affordable Health Care Act when the Senate would not consider the bills but it did not prevent the House from considering other matters.

  • Wheels55

    They are trying to turn us all into ITS. We are better off embracing gender differences.