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Archive for the month “July, 2015”

Oregon Age of Consent – 15 yrs – for Transexuals


There are things that I can be tolerant about – believe it or not. I don’t care what two consenting adults choose to do. I have absolutely no tolerance for situations where the state encourages this type of conduct when it comes to children.

I work  in surgery and I don’t even have an issue with surgical alterations such as sex change.  If you want to have your sex changed and you have the money to put up for it, then go for it.  I just don’t want my tax dollars wasted for this non-medically necessary procedure.

(Fox News) The list of things 15-year-olds are not legally allowed to do in Oregon is long: Drive, smoke, donate blood, get a tattoo — even go to a tanning bed.

But, under a first-in-the-nation policy quietly enacted in January that many parents are only now finding out about, 15-year-olds are now allowed to get a sex-change operation. Many residents are stunned to learn they can do it without parental notification — and the state will even pay for it through its Medicaid program, the Oregon Health Plan.

In a statement, Oregon Health Authority spokeswoman Susan Wickstrom explained it this way: “Age of medical consent varies by state. Oregon law — which applies to both Medicaid and non-Medicaid Oregonians — states that the age of medical consent is 15.”

While 15 is the medical age of consent in the state, the decision to cover sex-change operations specifically was made by the Health Evidence Review Commission (HERC).

Members are appointed by the governor and paid by the state of Oregon. With no public debate, HERC changed its policy to include cross-sex hormone therapy, puberty-suppressing drugs and gender-reassignment surgery as covered treatments for people with gender dysphoria, formally known as gender identity disorder.

The nation is caught up in a celebration of sodomy. I understand that. The President of the United States painted the White House with rainbow light in affirmation of that celebration. The Supreme Court seems to think that there is a Constitutional right involved with this.

There needs to be a line drawn, and government funded transgender operations on children who are fifteen years old – without so much as parental consent, crosses that line. I’m sure that the people of Oregon are so proud of this – it’s so progressive. I don’t live in Oregon but I do believe that states have the right to make decisions regarding their own people. However when it comes to children and the perversion of transgender surgery, how can anyone condone this?

People responsible for enacting this law have the hearts of beasts, not humans. They need to be held accountable and treated the way one would deal with a rabid dog.

H/T to LL at Virtual Mirage


Hump Day Humor


Two  black guys were in a bar talking, and one says to the other, “You ever notice  after you have sex with a white woman that your eyes burn, your nose  burns and you get all teary-eyed?”

The second black guy says,  “Yeah, all the time.”

The first one asked, “Why is  that?”

The second says, “I’m pretty sure it’s the pepper  spray.”


Risky Behavior (part2)


This  past weekend, my wife and I went on a diving excursion.  We went out on a charter boat to an island and dove on a reef.  The water was about 200 ft. at the deepest but the visibility was amazing. Anyway, when we were getting ready to go, she said, “hey, it’s going to be really sunny, so we had better use some sun-screen.”  I looked under the skink and found this really old stuff we apparently purchased while on vacation at Disney.  It’s at least ten years old and even has a picture of Mickey on the front.  I thought, “hey, this might work”. I squirted a little out on my hand. I saw that it was a swirly mixture of dark yellow oil, brown cream and pure white chalky clumps.  It smelled vaguely of rotten eggs.  I took one look and “I’m not rubbing this crap on my body… I believe this crap could actually cause cancer.”  My wife calmly said, “do what you like, I’m using it,”  as she gobbed a handful of the mixture on herself.  It looked strange.  The yellow oily stuff left her skin really shiny while the brown part became dry after a few minutes, and the white just caked up on her skin like baby powder.  Not wanting to get a serious sun burn, I ran down to the corner store to purchase some brand new,  state-of-the-art, sun protection.  I found a bottle that said “New” and “guaranteed waterproof” and “100 SPF protection”.  My time was limited before the boats departure and this seemed like great stuff.  I asked the clerk and he responded, “hey man, that’s the best stuff ever.  It’s spray on.  You just spray it on and it’s good for, like all day…”  I was sold.  I threw down  my money and walked out.   I sprayed it all over my body and after reading the claims, was quite happy with my level of protection.

While out on our excursion, the Disney brand goop was not waterproof and my wife was seen re-applying her sunscreen ever few hours.  Looking at her, there were clearly dark, light and shiny areas on her body where the separated Disney cream had been spread.  She even said, “hey, you want some of this stuff”  as she rubbed in into her legs?”  I laughed, “heck no,  I got the new modern stuff that’s waterproof and advertised to last all day.”  She looked concerned and said, “well, ok then.  If you change your mind, it’s right here.”

When we started to head in, I begin to feel the burn.  I began to think to myself, just maybe this sunscreen wasn’t as waterproof as advertised.  The next day, I was really suffering.  My skin was covered with multiple albumin filled blisters.   I went out and got some Benadryl and Aloe cream to get me past this.   It was laughable at this point because everywhere we went after that, for the entire vacation,  people would comment.  Like if we went into a restaurant, the waitress would immediately say, as soon as she saw me,  “oh my gosh, you really need to use sunscreen.”  I would try to explain that I did indeed use sunscreen.  I just didn’t use enough.  What I need now is some aloe lotion… but they stopped listening after  the first few words I uttered.  This reaction repeated itself everywhere we went, to the point of, quite possibly a few hundred times that same day.

I got over it, but now I’m at an even higher risk of Melanoma.  I just hope and pray that if it occurs, it will be somewhere in plain view.

Surgical Word of the Day


Melanoma is a serious thing.

Today I worked in a general oncology room.  I did wide excision of  melanoma all day long.  Melanoma is the most serious type of skin cancer. It develops in the cells that produce melanin, or the part of your skin that produces the pigment or color.  Melanoma can also form in your eyes and  in internal organs, such as your intestines.

The exact cause of all melanomas isn’t clear, but exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from sunlight can  increase your risk.

The risk of melanoma seems to be increasing in people under 40, especially women. Knowing the warning signs of skin cancer can help ensure that cancerous changes are detected and treated before the cancer has spread. The curative rate of melanoma is better if you detect it early.  The trick is  the “detect it early” thing.  If it’s in plain view, like on your forehead, you will probably live.  If it’s on the bottom of your foot, or right next to your anus, or somewhere you never look, you’re probably going to die.  Bob Marley  died of melanoma.  He had it on his big toe.  Sometimes you catch it early and sometimes you don’t.

Socialism is for Children



As children, they have no idea of who made the pie, or if they will ever get another one.

But it is a way to be happy until the pie is all gone.

GREECE JUST RAN OUT OF PIE !            H/T to joseph botts

Cell Phone at the Movies


As I said that I saw Ant-Man the other night. I’m still having it on my mind. The bad guy in the movie, Corey Stoll , he was majorly annoyed by our hero’s use of his army of ants.  I may be somehow sympathizing with the bad guy over his dislike of ants.  Maybe it was my years of living in Alabama and having encounters with Fire Ants, I  don’t know.

Anyhow, I had a major annoyance of the small variety while at the movie.  I got popcorn and a large drink.  About half way through the movie, that large coke was starting to come through.  I got up and went to the rest room.  At the theater, there was a whole row of urinals in the men’s room.  While I was relieving myself, a guy walked in and unzipped  and started doing his business in the urinal right next to me!  Did I just say “there was a whole row of urinals”  in that particular men’s room?  … and he saddles up right next to me.   I couldn’t just cut and go, I was in mid stream, for goodness sake.  I still had about a quart left to drain.  I tried not to glance over… eyes straight ahead, I thought.  Then all of a sudden, he blurted out, “Hey… how ya doin?”  After an uncomfortable pause, he said,  “Hey, can you hear me?”  After another, even more of an uncomfortable moment, I couldn’t stand it,  I cut off and began to put my equipment away as I simultaneously turned to see what this crazy man was blabbering about.   What the heck, am I going to have to have an incident here in the Cinetopia bath room?  When  I turned, he was a typical guy, dressed a little yuppyish,  a clean haircut and a button down shirt.  He was looking straight ahead.  As I looked at him, he noticed me saying, “yeah, I’m here at the movies…” and pointed at his little blue-tooth in his ear.  Damn!  I was relieved and, at the same time very annoyed at this ass, who just had to pee right next to me, and then decided to strike up a very loud, and very annoying, conversation with someone else while peeing.  I went back to the movie only two-thirds relieved.   Thankfully I made it to the end without having to pee again… whew.

On the other hand, I might just get me one of those blue-tooth ear-buds.  Not to talk free-handed on the phone, but to talk about people and have them think that I’m talking to someone else.  Like if I’m at the checkout line at Wal-Mart next to the typical 370 pound woman with the tube top,  pajama bottoms, and four kids all of different ethnicities.  I suddenly start, “Oh my gosh, that’s one ugly baby…”  and as the woman looks my way I say,  “yeah, honey,  if you really think you can sell those puppies, then go for it…”  as I smile and point to my ear-bud.  That just might save me from saying inappropriate things at places where inappropriate things seem to just fly out.

Movie Night


The wife and I went out to the movies. It’s getting to be a regular now that we go to the Tuesday night movies. Just down the road. OK, it’s like one block away, my neighborhood cinema. It’s the Progress Ridge CINETOPIA. They have a nice really large screen and they have la-z-boy style seating. They have a waitress who comes around and takes orders for food and drinks, like at a restaurant. They even have adult drinks. Anyhow, it normally costs a bunch. I don’t know the actual price, but it’s like eighteen bucks, a ridiculous price for anything movie-like. However, on “tight-wad-Tuesday” they have tickets for any movie they show for only six bucks!

Today we saw Ant-Man . The reviews were very poor, but what the heck… it’s “tight-wad-Tuesday.”   Because I read the reviews, I went into this thing with very low expectations. And as a result, I was pleasantly surprised. I thought that this was quite a nice movie. It’s a typical Marvel comic super hero based on down-on-his-luck petty criminal who is trying to keep a relationship with his daughter. Just getting out of jail, he stumbles on a scientist with a super hot daughter.  He gets a super-suit with, not only the astonishing ability to shrink, but he can control most ants.  The cat burglar Scott Lang must embrace his inner hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, (Michael Douglas)  plan and pull off a heist that will save the world. He eventually, and awkwardly, saves the world, bonds with his daughter, and gets the girl.  I gave it a 8.5 stars.

More Gun Control from the Left


Second Amendment supporters…now we know. In San Francisco politics, a Mexican illegal immigrant using a stolen gun in a high-profile murder is more of a gun issue than the immigration issue. One would think Francisco Sanchez, a 45-year old a man with 7 felony convictions and who has been deported 5 times, would trigger an immediate review of the sanctuary city’s immigration policy. Instead, his random shooting of innocent 32-year old Kathryn Steinle at a San Francisco pier is sadly the trigger behind a new push for stricter new gun control. Somehow they think that issuing laws for mandatory videotaping of all guns and ammo sales will help. The one and only gun store in all of San Francisco already has continuous surveillance video to prevent theft. Somehow this is not enough. Oh yeah, I forget to remind you that the gun used by the illegal alien to murder Kathryn was traced back to a federal agent. Regardless of how he obtained this weapon from this federal agent, weather it was stolen or through some other nefarious means, None of the weapons ever used by any federal agent is purchased through any civilian gun store. Federal agents obtain their gun through government contracts, not gun stores. So all the laws in the world wouldn’t have done anything to save Kathryn.

Then again, it’s not about the guns… it’s about the control.

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Strange Days


It keeps stacking up more and more every day.   A crap sandwich deal with Iran, an economic trade deal with Cuba, ISIS out of control and beheading Christians by the thousands, Russia land grab in Crimea and the Ukraine, open and free borders from Mexico, China threatening war with Japan,  our own economy in the toilet.  Who knows what’s next…

Obama’s “pin the tail on the donkey” foreign policy is making the world  vastly more dangerous. Guess he isn’t satisfied with just destroying America.

Welcome back to 1970’s bomb drills, learn to speak Spanish (or Chinese), invest in gold, guns, lots of ammo, and look out for your own.  Our own government is no longer protecting the citizens or the interests of this country.   These are strange days indeed.

I’m looking for those four guys to come riding in on their horses any day now.

Arm the Troops


Four military personnel were killed by a single jihadi in Chattanooga. How was this possible? The dead were United States Marines. They are some of the best and toughest fighters in the world. How was one young man able to kill four marines and injure one other person – a police officer – without repercussion?

How you say?…  The victims were intentionally disarmed by their leaders.

What kind of sense does that make? Why should the most well trained military people in the world have be made victims by taking away their means of defense? It’s not just stupid, it’s criminal.

This is not the first time a jihadi has chosen a military installation for his carnage. No, it has been going on pretty regularly. Fort Hood, in Killeen, Texas has been hit twice. There are others.

Why do these killers flock to military bases? For the same reason the go to schools. No one is armed. No one can resist.

Our military people are trusted with rifles, pistols, grenades, tanks, artillery, attack aircraft, and a lot more, just not on base. They need small arms to protect themselves and others. Every military person who has been properly trained to safely use small arms should be required to carry an arm. That will stop this.  H/T to

Related News from the White House: “4 Marines Killed – White House Releases Statement Wishing Muslims a Happy end to Ramadan”

Oh yea, please note  the warning on the door of the recruiting station…. It’s  labeled as a “gun free zone”

Why did that sign not work?   … Hmmm.

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