Target, Transgendered People in Your Bathroom, and Gun Control

I was going to write an actual post about this, but to be honest I just couldn’t get my thoughts together on paper because every time I started to write I just got annoyed by the flagrant disregard for consistency and logic being used by the people saying that these laws make it easier for child molesters or rapists to prey on people.

Here’s a shocking fact, much like mass shooters that don’t care if the school, church, or public building is a “gun free” zone when they start shooting, pedophiles and rapists don’t care if a public restroom is unisex, single gender, or allows transgender people entry. If they were wishing to lay in wait in a bathroom to prey on a child or woman (or man, let’s have some equality here) they were going to do it whether or not the law (or the store’s rules) allowed transgendered people to access the bathroom of the gender they are presenting as.

So unless you are one of those people that favor gun control, because you think “gun free zones” are going to stop criminals from shooting people (guess what, the entire country is a “rape free/child molestation free zone” and somehow it still happens), getting worked up over the risk of transgendered people in your bathroom leading to your child being molested is a little ridiculous.

Oh well, I guess I could write my thoughts down after all. However, here’s the video anyway. Excuse the rambling, I made it in my car, before I had my first cup of coffee.

 

Donald Trump Is Not A Conservative

The word “conservative” may get stretched around and misused by people, but that doesn’t mean that the ideology of conservatism loses any of it’s potency.

I recently wrote a book on the topic of minority conservatives and political outreach. Part of that book was set around outlining what conservatism is, because frankly we can’t expect to do outreach to people if we don’t even know what the hell we are reaching out to them about.

So I’m going to give you a little sneak peak at my book and in doing so show why Donald Trump is, 100% with no wiggle room, not a conservative.

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What Can Journalists Expect Under a Trump Presidency

Based on Trump’s rhetoric and his own campaign staff’s actions (and Trump’s support for them after the fact) we would be facing an extremely hostile environment for journalists under Trump.

A man that is willing to allow his campaign manager to continue to work for him after assaulting a journalist (and reportedly admitting to it and claiming he only did it because he didn’t know she was from a Trump friendly news site, as if her being from National Review or some other MSM network would have made assaulting her okay) clearly has no respect for journalism, though that is something we already knew.

Read more: What Can Journalists Expect Under a Trump Presidency

A Lesbian’s Experience at the Conservative Political Action Conference (via: Elementary Politics)

This was my second year at CPAC, the Conservative Political Action Conference held annually in the Washington D.C. area. Obviously I was a lesbian the firsttime I attended, just as I am now, but this time I was far more open about the topic with other attendees and therefore I thought it would be fascinating (given my recent book release) to write an article about how my sexuality was received at the conference.

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A New Breed of Elephant: Conservative Outreach, Transcending Identity Politics, and Victory in the 21st Century

Just over a year ago I announced on this blog that I was undertaking a massive project to write a book about minority conservatives. The concept was vague and undefined, but I knew that it was something that I needed to do.

I didn’t have an agent, I didn’t have a publisher, and I didn’t have a name for the book.

One year later and I still don’t have an agent or a publisher, but I have named the book and I’m proud to announce that you can now pre-order it on Amazon. (Paperback copies will be available in mid-March).

The concept of the book changed as I worked on it and eventually settled on the topic of outreach. The minority conservatives I interviewed had so many good ideas for how to reach their communities and as I wrote I realized that this topic is probably the most important one that I could address.

That’s not all the book is about, but it is the majority of the writing. The book is filled with interviews from conservatives from as many backgrounds as I could find and their ideas, along with my own research, formed the basis for the rest of the book. You’ll also find out what the core principles of being a conservative are and what it’s like to be a minority conservative.

I sincerely hope that what I have written in this book does justice to the work of those interviewed and helps conservatism to move forward into the 21st century.

I proudly announce that A New Breed of Elephant: Conservative Outreach, Transcending Identity Politics, and Victory in the 21st Century will hit the web on March 1st, 2016.

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Pre-order now on Amazon. 

13 Year Olds Are Idiots: Why You Should Ignore CJ Pearson

If you are 13, you are an idiot. I don’t care if you have an eidetic memory, an IQ of 210, and you’ve solved P versus NP.

You are an idiot.

All 13 year olds should be wearing one of these.

All 13 year olds should be wearing one of these.

This isn’t personal, just the truth.

You are 13, you don’t know shit about the world around you and that isn’t going to change much for the next several years.

That’s actually a good thing. Enjoy it while it lasts kid, because one day you’ll wake up and discover the real world and it kinda actually sucks.

But no, really, it's like that. Stay young while you can children.

But no, really, it’s like that. Stay young while you can children.

I was also an idiot at 13. I was a know it all punk who would have put Hermione Granger to shame. Any time a memory from the age of 13 (up until 17 really) pops up in my mind I cringe and think “Why didn’t someone slap me? Better yet, can I travel back in time and slap myself?”

My one saving grace is that no one listened to me, published my inane ramblings, and there was very little social media to document my awful ignorant self for future reference (the few forms of social media I had at that age have been meticulous scrubbed from existence, don’t bother looking). Which means, of course, that the only people who know the true depth of the horror that was 13 year old Meredith, are myself, my family, and a few select friends. Anyone else has likely forgotten and my youthful stupidity won’t effect my life overly much in the future.

I bring this all up for a reason.

CJ Pearson is an obnoxious little 13 year old shit and, while conservative media is partially at fault for creating that obnoxious little shit, it’s too be expected.

He’s exactly what 13 year old know it all twerps are supposed to be, just on a far grander scale because conservatives can be complete dunderheads when it comes to choosing spokespeople for our party.

It really really was not.

It really really was not.

We gave this little shit a pulpit and then when voice dropped he betrayed us, as teenagers do, by completely changing his personality and making poor decisions.

Unlike most 13 year olds, his bad decisions are supporting a socialist rather than just staying out past curfew or skipping class, but still…typical ignorant behavior.

Luckily enough I don’t find myself in the uncomfortable position of having supported him at one point in the past. I always knew he was a ignorant little shit, even when he was pushing ideas that fell on our side of the aisle.

I didn’t know who he was until my mother sent me a link to some video he made, probably 6 months ago. I was waist deep in research and interviews for my book on minority conservatives and my mom thought I should try to interview him. 

“Mom, he’s 13.” 

“But you’re interviewing young conservatives.”

“Yeah, like 18 to 26 year olds, old enough to actually know what the hell they are talking about.”

“Well he seems to know what he’s talking about.”

“He hasn’t even hit puberty yet, he obviously doesn’t know what he’s talking about. I’m not interviewing him and putting him in my book only to have to print an embarrassing retraction later when he changes his mind as soon as his voice drops.”

Puberty is where everything goes wrong quite frankly.

Puberty is where everything goes wrong quite frankly.

I’m clearly prophetic, but that’s not important.

I’m only writing this because of the exchange that S.E. Cupp has had with him on Twitter recently, otherwise I’d be ignoring him the way I ignore all 13 year olds on social media. Now I love S.E. Cupp (In fact I may have a bit of a girl crush on her. Sorry S.E., I know you are happily married and have a child, but I can’t hide my feelings.) but she seriously needs to just disengage and ignore the twerp, the same way she (and every other conservative) should have when he was posting conservative commentary.

You are arguing with a 13 year old. I don’t think the logic centers of his brain have even finished developing yet. He definitely doesn’t have the real world experience to know why he’s an idiot. Let the little shit figure it out for himself, the way the rest of us former 13 year olds had too, time and experience. 

Just own up to the fact that conservatives made a giant ridiculous mistake in putting him on a pedestal in the first place and move on.

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He’ll grow up eventually, but for the next 5 years or so…block him and treat his posts and tweets with the derision and dismissal you would any other social media post by a 13 year old.

When he’s 25 I hope he’s able to look back at his well documented history of being an obnoxious little shit and think, “Why didn’t someone slap me? Better yet, can I travel back in time and slap myself?” It will be even worse for him, because his every stupid thought will be there, glaring at him from his Internet history, rather than just vague embarrassing memories that he recalls at 2am and obsesses about for the rest of the night. 

Pearson in 5 to 10 years.

Pearson in 5 to 10 years.

He doesn’t have anything worth listening too and he definitely isn’t worth the time you’ll spend arguing with him.

And finally, if you find yourself siding with a 13 year old on political issues, over actual intelligent men and women who actually know what they are talking about…you need help.

That Time a Fashion Magazine Award Show Made People Lose Their Goddamn Minds

There are actually people who care who's awarded this giant glass duracell?

There are actual people who care who gets awarded this giant glass duracell?

Glamour Magazine, a British fashion magazine that I have never heard of before last month, apparently has a yearly “Glamour Awards”, which I had also never heard of before last month.

Suddenly it is the only goddamn thing anyone can talk about on social media. All because Caitlyn Jenner was given their “Woman of the Year” award this year. Mostly because of headlines announcing that the husband of a 2001 Award winner, Moira Smith (who died in the World Trade Center attacks on September 11th), was returning the award she was given posthumously.

This means that I then felt the need to look up this stupid award and find out more about it.

What I found has left me rolling my eyes so hard that I’m shocked they didn’t pop right out and roll across the floor, where they would have been summarily turned into a chew toy by one of my cats.

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