Friday, September 07, 2018

Woodward book - Trump surprised staff with trans troop ban, demeaned trans soldiers' & other Fri midday news briefs

Bob Woodward's book on Trump demonstrates how anti-LGBTQ propaganda can become policy.

Woodward book: Trump surprised top staff with trans military ban
 Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R-Mo.), an anti-LGBT lawmaker, had at the time introduced to the House floor an amendment banning the Pentagon from paying for transition-related care after making false claims about exorbitant costs of the procedure. Despite her efforts, the measure couldn’t pass the U.S. House even with a Republican majority. Those false estimates reportedly somehow got to Trump, who made anti-trans remarks about service members getting clipped in response.  
 “What the fuck? They’re coming in here, they’re getting clipped,” Trump reportedly told Bannon, a reference to enlisting and undergoing surgery. “Not going to happen.” 

 That's such a sweet way to talk about men and women who fight for your freedoms. There aren't enough vulgar words for me to fully illustrate my anger at this shit. 

Hate group to host Congresswoman who funneled its false data - Post from 2017 which goes into detail about the lie Hartzler told about transgender troops; the lie which fueled Trump's vulgar comments.

Brett Kavanaugh's 'Obergefell' Comments On Gay Marriage Will Give You Pause - Stop the handwringing. If this man is confirmed, don't assume that we will lose our right to marry. Fight every step of the way. We will not lose what we earned. 

Kavanaugh’s Refusal to Answer Basic Questions On Obergefell is Unacceptable, Reveals Threat He Poses - More details about the above news briefs. 

Funny how the Trump resistance has no problem with his anti-LGBTQ policies - About those "brave folks" who claim to be the "internal resistance" to Trump . .. 

Exclusive: Les Moonves Was Obsessed With Ruining Janet Jackson’s Career, Sources Say - Not necessarily and LGBTQ issue per se, but demonstrates how some people with too much money think they should have power over people. The LGBTQ community does have the same problem to a degree. Who do you think funds the Heritage Foundation, the Family Research Council, and other anti-LGBTQ groups - some idiot with more money than humility or sense.