Anyway, what has set Mr. Sandeen off this time is the post I did on AB1266, the law that is supposed to protect transgender students in school, but which actually just abuses everyone else. He is apparently (it is kind of hard tell) upset that I, and others are not actively lobbying for our point of view. Yeah, seriously....
Call them classic transsexuals or women of operative history; call them true transsexuals or transsexual separatists — whatever you call them, you can also call them ineffectual slacktivists.I mean, seriously? I don't know what he is smoking, drinking, injecting, or snorting...but if it is not a controlled substance, it should be.
The simple fact is, unlike Mr. Sandeen, Mr. Williams, and a number of other transgender kooks, I, and quite a few others that Mr. Sandeen seeks to attack in his laughably bizarre post are just not narcissistic publicity whores like they are. We simply do not feel the need to run around Sacramento, Washington, or such, making fools of ourselves. Can you imagine the laughter that must fill legislative offices after these fools have left?
No, my mother taught me well...."Fool's names, and fool's faces, often seen in public places." Yes, I think AB 1266 is a bad law. I sent a message asking Gov. Brown to veto it, and I am disappointed that he decided not to. But, I have no desire to waste my time and money traveling to Sacramento to engage in self-aggrandizing political grandstanding.
No, there is a much simpler, and far more effective strategy. Simply allow kooks like Sandeen to have their way. It is interesting to note that Mr. Sandeen also posted another article where he whines about how "Progressive Talking Heads (are) Not Talking About California School Success And Opportunity Act." Gee, did it ever occur to Mr. Sandeen that even the "progressive talking heads" might have enough sense to realize what a total train wreck this law has the potential to become? Has he ever stopped to think that maybe, just maybe, they understand that average people think this is way too extremist? Nah, of course not.
If Sandeen took the time, for example, to read the comments posted on SFGate, the web page for the San Francisco Chronicle, he might discover that here in the Bay Area the reaction was overwhelmingly negative. And lest he try to make some excuse about it not really reflecting local sentiment, he should compare it to the response to the Supreme Court overturning Proposition 8.
No, AB 1266 could well be the final straw for the public's tolerance of transgender silliness. It is bad enough that women's rooms are regularly invaded by men in dresses, but when you start talking about having boy showering with girls, provided the boys claim to be girls, people tend to say "ENOUGH!!!"
The problem with the law, simply put, is that its language is too vague. The few who tried to defend it on SFGate kept claiming that it would not do what was claimed. That it would take more than simply "claiming" to be transgender to get access to the girls locker room. But the law does not say that. I simply says that one cannot be denied access based on one's gender identity. The claim is also made that no one would abuse such a law, but we have already seen too many examples that show otherwise.
Sandeen also, rather cluelessly links to an article from Notes From The T-Side that shows, quite conclusively, that his birth certificate is fraudulent, and that he knows that it is. That would be the birth certificate that Mr. Sandeen has claimed shows that he is a "woman born woman." Seriously, you can't make this stuff...not that ANYONE with a brain would want to.
That's the problem with Mr. Sandeen's article. It attacks me, and others, for something we don't do, have never claimed to do, links us to things we either opposed, or were not even aware of, and of course, does all of this to the glory of Mr. Sandeen.
If he wants to go to Sacramento with other men in dresses, clomp around to various legislative offices, and get laughed at behind his back (you know they howled about his silly beret) that is his right. Me, I will just sit back and wait for it all to blow up in his face.
Oh, and in a rather bizarre bit of absurdist theater, he posted a picture of himself, stuffing his face with Cheetos, which has a weird tag about "the blogging standard of blogging in one's PJs from one's mother's basement." I'm not quite sure what that is supposed to imply, but my mother passed on over 25 years ago, and I live on the second floor of my building.
As I say, whatever Mr. Sandeen is on, I do hope his friends will stage an intervention before he suffers any further brain damage.