Showing posts with label choice. Show all posts
Showing posts with label choice. Show all posts

08 August 2018

My choice in primaries (Connecticut)


ezs note:  Well, Primary Day is approaching, (next Tuesday) and you might be thinking of who to vote for.  Well, I thought of this myself, and I thought I'd share them with you.  I'm not endorsing these picks, just thought I'd share them with you.  For the top pick only,  I let you know who both the Democratic and Republican choices are.  Here goes: 


If you are choosing Democratic:  Joe Ganim, Ned Lamont - Just so you know, I campaigned very briefly for Ned eight years ago.  That having been said, I still looked at his campaign literature very carefully. I still have a few follow-up questions, but I feel comfortable with Ned.  This is not the case with Joe - far from it.   Let's leave his time in the pokey(!)  Bridgeport is the worst city in the state, and under Ganim's watch, it ain't getting any better. 

If you are choosing Republican:  Mark Boughton, Tim Herbst, Steve Obsitnik, Bob Stefanowski, David Stemerman -  Yeah, yeah, I know.  None of these choices are exactly wonderful (at least to me).  But if I had to choose one, Bob Stefanowski would be my choice. He uses the high road, and for me, that's a good sign.

Lieutenant Governor

Susan Bysiewicz, Charlie Stallworth, Eva Bermudez-Zimmerman - Susan is the endorsed candidate, but she's got flaws that I can't overlook.  Bermudez-Zimmerman seems to be the better choice.

Attorney General

Paul Doyle, Chris Mattei, William Tong - William is the best choice, by far.  If Richard Blumenthal retires, I'd pick him to be the next US Senator.


Dita Bhargava, Shawn Wooden - Can we talk, Dita?  You might the most wonderful treasurer in the world.  But you soured me. Permanently.  Go away, Dita. I'm picking Shawn Wooden.

18th State House

Andy Fleischmann, Jillian Gilchrest - A tough choice, because I like and respect them both.  I give the nod to Jillian, though, because it's really time for a change, not any animus toward you.

03 July 2018


Hen Mazzig
The Jerusalem Post

Jaffa train station, Tel Aviv, Israel


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30 March 2017

HSBC offers choice of transgender titles for bank's customers (UK)

Miles Brignall
The Guardian


08 November 2016

Why Hillary Is the Only Choice for LGBTQ Americans

Diana Tourjee


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29 March 2016

Republican lawmaker wants to ban transgender students from bathrooms of their choice

Kate Wells
Michigan Radio


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ezs note: Michigan residents - please contact your state representative AND state senator and tell him/her to vote NO on this idiotic bill!  Thanks.

30 May 2015

Transgender prisoners in Rio given choice between male or female prison (Australia)

ABC (Australia)


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01 July 2014

Why I'm not voting for Dannel Malloy - and why I don't think you should either

Two words - Jane Doe.

When I voted in 2010, let me say up front that Dannel Malloy was not my first choice.  However, he seemed like a decent enough guy, so I voted for him anyway.  Over the years, I had my occasional pet peeves with him - but then again, who doesn't?  I voted for Barack  Obama twice, yet on occasion he'll do something that I regard as boneheaded.  I like what the late Ed Koch had to say on the subject:  "If you agree with me on nine out of twelve issues, vote for me.  If you agree with me on twelve out of twelve issues, see a psychiatrist."

Yes, there are blunders.  But then there are mind-numbing, jaw-dropping, super-blunders.  And these deserve our immediate attention.

For those of you not in the know, Jane Doe (not her real name since Jane is underage) is a transgender teenage female.  Simply put, her life has been crap.  Not "my daddy won't let me shop at Izod" type of crap.  I'm talking Mommy shooting heroin type of crap.  You get the picture.

She winds up going from place to place once her mother is found unfit, until she is found to be a "problem child" (!) So they do what any responsible caregiver would do.  They haul her ass to prison.  She didn't have to commit any prisonable offense.  Being "bitchy" is good enough for them, thank you.

She stayed in prison for three months. 

What, you say, is their problem? Didn't anybody shout from the rooftops?

Oh, yes, people knew.  Dannel Malloy knew.  Joette Katz (director of Department of Children and Families) knew.  They just didn't say anything.

While Jane Doe sat in prison, Malloy and Katz dithered.  Ultimately Jane Doe was released, but not until a horrific experience.

Malloy would have us believe that the system worked.  I'm sorry, governor, but it didn't.  The Orwellian system hasn't changed a bit.  Joette Katz works breezily along, destroying children and families as she goes.
You see, this isn't a transgender issue.  This isn't an LGBT issue.  This is an issue for every troubled child who is unsure where she or he will wind up.  In short, you aren't doing your job.

And that is why I won't be voting for you, Governor Malloy.

12 June 2013

Calif. bill allowing transgender students to use bathroom of their choice expected to pass

 Jessica Chasmar

10 June 2013

Dress code loosened for transgender ID photos

Tanatpong Kongsai
(Thailand - different publication)

12 August 2010

Woman, by choice (Hindustan Times [India])

I enjoy sex like any other normal girl, in fact maybe even better than them,” says Nikkey Chawla, a 24-year-old stylist, when asked whether a transsexual can have a normal sex life. (more above)