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Grand Old Potty: Taking Bathroom Panic To Its Lunatic Conclusion /Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Comm


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Barbara
- 1130 days ago - commondreams.org
while virtually no transgender people have been found to have committed sex crimes in public bathrooms, at least 3 conservative GOP lawmakers - Former Senator Larry Craig, Former Florida Representative Bob Allen, and Former Senator Jon Hinson - have



   

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Barbara Tomlinson (431)
Friday May 20, 2016, 5:55 pm
Born of the fear-mongering, myth-proliferating, "beyond specious," "affront to democracy" North Carolina bill that seeks to target transgender people for something they've never done, bathroom hysteria is spreading across our unhinged land. This is not the first time: Many historical reckonings find that "bathroom panic is long the hill that racists and sexists are willing to die on," from the 19th century Ladies Sanitary Association's advocacy for women's restrooms to "help a class who naturally find it difficult to ask for public consideration in this matter, while experiencing grievous suffering," to the civil rights era's Jim Crow laws governing bathrooms and water fountains, to the longtime myth peddled by bigots that sexual predators will exploit non-discrimination laws to sneak into women's restrooms so to keep our blessed children safe we better just keep discriminating against the transgender community, not that they're icky or anything.

A bill that tells people where they can or can't piss - North Carolina's bars people from using public restrooms that don't align with the sex on their birth certificates - manages to be both offensive in substantive ways, and ridiculous. Transgender people have long said bathroom access represents a serious issue for them, and they've reported being regularly harassed, assaulted and humiliated. Today, unsurprisingly given what's been going on, a trans woman was confronted by a security guard at a D.C. grocery store bathroom, insulted and bodily thrown out of the store; the guard has been charged with assault, and may face hate crime charges.

That's the serious stuff. Then there's the demented stuff. Wingnuts are boycotting Target - which fares well on a Corporate Equality Index - for letting people use whatever damn bathroom they want to use; in a viral video last week, some madwoman trailed by her 12 kids marched through Target's housewares shrieking about the devil raping children. That Ablow moron also went on Fox News to ramble about how transgender bathrooms mark the unravelling of our society and the species, and if a trans person can decide his/her identity maybe a tattooed person will decide he's black...What the? Meanwhile one legislator has introduced his own bill to "protect" students from Obama's "social experiment," GOP-ese for "progress"; police - aka the thin blue line of "bathroom-enforcement cadets" - cheerfully admit they haven't a clue how they might enforce the law and they don't really think they need it and besides who brings a birth certificate to the john; and social media is ablaze with hashtags - #OccuPotty and #WeJustNeedToPee - and memes: "I use the men's room because I identify with a shorter line."

Finally, many commentators have noted that while virtually no transgender people have been found to have committed sex crimes in public bathrooms, at least three conservative GOP lawmakers - Former Senator Larry Craig, Former Florida Representative Bob Allen, and Former Senator Jon Hinson - and, depending on your source, possibly many more have been found guilty of the same offense. Entirely logically, then, one Jeremy Belanger has started a Change.org petition urging that we protect ourselves and our children by making GOP pols, invariably masquerading as "people who are morally just," use separate bathrooms. The new law would forbid them from joining the rest of us in our private business, set up "Grand Old Potty" spaces for them, and eliminate any stalls or dividers "so they can continue to monitor the bathroom activities they're so interested in." Toilet paper optional.
 

Barbara Tomlinson (431)
Friday May 20, 2016, 5:59 pm
From another article:
In a new video, comedian and LGBT ally Jeremy Belanger takes aim at the anti-LGBT measures popping up around the country.

In his two-minute video called "Why Republican Politicians Should Use a Separate Bathroom," Belanger calls out the absurdity of laws and bills that prevent transgender people from using public bathrooms that align with their gender identity. Supporters of such measures, including GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz, claim they protect children from child molesters and sex offenders.

But Belanger has a unique idea:
"There's a group of people that have actually committed sex crimes in public restrooms: Republican politicians," the comedian said. "The people that are railing against sex acts in bathrooms the most are more likely to do it, kind of like a more hateful 'he who smelt it dealt it.'"

Belanger even launched a Change.org petition called "Force Republican Politicians to Use a Separate Bathroom." In his petition, he writes that his "Grand Old Potty" measure would ban Republicans to use special public bathrooms.
"This would be create the Grand Old Potty, a restroom set aside for the conservative lawmakers. Republican Politicians would only be allowed to use the bathroom that corresponds to their voter registration," he writes. "Should they chose to use another restroom they would have to complete the necessary paperwork of changing their party affiliation."
 

Rob P (0)
Friday May 20, 2016, 6:03 pm
...the first thing to realize is the GOP is Not about truth telling, but rather Power, Control, Self-Enrichment and keeping it that way- once you understand that, it all makes sense.
 

Barbara Tomlinson (431)
Friday May 20, 2016, 6:11 pm
'Belanger even launched a Change.org petition called "Force Republican Politicians to Use a Separate Bathroom." '
I CANNOT FIND THIS PETITION ON CHANGE.ORG!
If anybody DOES find it, PLEASE POST THE LINK HERE!
I'd SIGN it in ONE SECOND!!!
[Maybe change.org found it "offensive" or something? and refused to carry it?]
Stay posted.....
 

Barbara Tomlinson (431)
Friday May 20, 2016, 6:23 pm
AHA!!! I FOUND the change.org PETITION!
I was about #104 to sign it.....

It should GO VIRAL!!!!
PASS IT ON!!!!!!!!

HERE is the LINK:
https://www.change.org/p/u-s-house-of-representatives-force-republican-politicians-to-use-a-separate-bathroom?recruiter=311464457&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=copylink
 

Barbara Tomlinson (431)
Friday May 20, 2016, 6:28 pm
Here is the WORDING of the change.org PETITION - yes, it is a REAL one!!!!! READ AND SIGN!!!!!!!!

We must protect ourselves from a group with multiple sex offenders by forcing them use a separate bathroom. That group is Republican politicians.

The Grand Old Party has had several politicians that have committed sex crimes in public restrooms including Former Senator Larry Craig, Former Florida Representative Bob Allen, and Former Senator Jon Hinson. This group is a known threat to citizens' safety and security.

In North Carolina transgendered people have been denied access bathrooms that they identify with, though there has been no evidence of a trans person committing a sex crime. However, the group that has proven itself to be dangerous continues to pose a threat in public restrooms.

To prevent conservative politicians from dressing as people who are morally just only to expose themselves and their bias to the innocent public, we ask they use a separate restroom.

This would be create the Grand Old Potty, a restroom set aside for the conservative lawmakers. Republican Politicians would only be allowed to use the bathroom that corresponds to their voter registration. Should they chose to use another restroom they would have to complete the necessary paperwork of changing their party affiliation.

We are calling for the following points of action:

Congress pass a law forbidding republican politicians from using the same restrooms as the rest of the public.
Set up Grand Old Potty spaces for the GOP at public restrooms.
Ensure there are no separate stalls or dividers in the Grand Old Potty so they can continue to monitor the bathroom activities they are so interested in.
Ensure this Federal law supersedes any state or local laws that may adopt a more tolerant policy toward the group.

This petition will be delivered to:

U.S. House of Representatives
U.S. Senate
President Barack Obama
 

Beryl L (78)
Friday May 20, 2016, 6:28 pm
LOL BM I'll let you know if I see it!
love the clips. soo funny Repuglicans SHOULD use separate bathrooms I agree! hahaha
 

Beryl L (78)
Friday May 20, 2016, 6:31 pm
missed your post! thanks for the link! i can't believe it. too funny
 

Animae C (509)
Friday May 20, 2016, 6:34 pm
PETITION;
Force Republican Politicians to Use a Separate Bathroom!

https://www.change.org/p/u-s-house-of-representatives-force-republican-politicians-to-use-a-separate-bathroom?recruiter=311464457&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=copylink

Signed
106 supporters
 

Animae C (509)
Friday May 20, 2016, 6:37 pm
If only these morons would realize that transgender people have ALWAYS used the toilets of their choice!!!
A woman with short hair was attacked the other day in a toilet for being trans!!! SHE WASN'T!

Wakie, wakie morons, YOU CAN'T TELL!!!!
 

Animae C (509)
Friday May 20, 2016, 6:38 pm
Oops i should read all comments first, sorry BM didn't see you had found the petition!
 

Barbara Tomlinson (431)
Friday May 20, 2016, 6:41 pm
Re-posted in the Care2 groups, "Atheist/Agnostic Alliance" and "Reforming Our Democracy!"

Which groups, by the way, ANYone interested, is invited to check out!!!
 

Barbara Tomlinson (431)
Friday May 20, 2016, 6:53 pm
SERIOUSLY - there has been NOT ONE incident of a Trans person committing a Sex Crime or any other sort of Crime in a Public Bathroom. NOT ONE SINGLE ONE, EVER.

One the other hand, REPUBLICANS: [from the Petition Comments]:
Top comments
These truths we cannot escape:

Republican preacher Stephen White, who demanded a return to traditional values, was sentenced to jail after offering $20 to a 14-year-old boy for permission to perform oral sex on him.

Republican talk show host Jon Matthews pleaded guilty to exposing his genitals to an 11-year-old girl.

Republican anti-gay activist Earl "Butch" Kimmerling was sentenced to 40 years in prison for molesting an eight-year-old girl after he attempted to stop a gay couple from adopting her.

Republican election board official Kevin Coan was sentenced to two years probation for soliciting sex over the internet from a 14-year-old girl.

Republican politician Andrew Buhr was charged with two counts of first degree sodomy with a 13-year-old boy.

Republican politician Keith Westmoreland was arrested on seven felony counts of lewd and lascivious exhibition (exposing himself) to girls under the age of 16.

Republican anti-abortion activist John Allen Burt was found guilty of molesting a 15-year-old girl.

Republican County Councilman Keola Childs pleaded guilty to molesting a male child.

Republican activist John Butler was charged with criminal sexual assault on a teenage girl.

Republican candidate Richard Gardner admitted to molesting his two daughters.

Republican Councilman and former Marine Jack W. Gardner was convicted of molesting a 13-year-old girl.

Republican County Commissioner Merrill Robert Barter pleaded guilty to unlawful sexual contact and assault on a teenage boy.

Republican City Councilman Fred C. Smeltzer, Jr. pleaded no contest to raping a 15-year-old girl and served six months in prison.

Republican activist Parker J. Bena pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography on his home computer, was fined $18,000 and sentenced to 30 months in federal prison.

Republican parole board officer and former Colorado state representative, Larry Jack Schwarz, was fired after child pornography was found in his possession.

Republican strategist and Citadel Military College graduate Robin Vanderwall was convicted in Virginia on five counts of soliciting sex from underage boys and girls over the internet.

Republican businessman Jon Grunseth withdrew his candidacy for Minnesota governor after allegations surfaced that he went swimming in the nude with four underage girls, including his daughter.

Republican director of the "Young Republican Federation" Nicholas Elizondo molested his six-year-old daughter and was sentenced to six years in prison.

Republican president of the New York City Housing Development Corp. Russell Harding pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography on his computer.

Republican Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld authorized the rape of children in Iraqi prisons in order to humiliate their parents into providing information about the anti-American insurgency.

Republican serial killer Ted Bundy was hired by the Republican Party.

Republican activist Matthew Glavin, who preached family values, was caught masturbating in public and fondling an undercover park ranger.

Republican Party Chairman Sam Walls, who is married, was urged to drop his candidacy for Congress when it was found he likes to dress up in women's clothing.

Republican Congressman Edward Schrock resigned from Congress after he was caught searching for sex on a gay telephone service.

Republican voter Timothy McVeigh bombed Oklahoma City, killing 168 men, women and children.

Republican Mayor Jim West championed an anti-gay agenda, but was later found to be gay himself.

Republican preacher Jimmy Swaggart preached fidelity, but cheated on his wife with a prostitute.

Republican Congressman Bob Livingston was about to vote for impeaching President Clinton for sexual improprieties until it was disclosed he was an adulterer.

Republican Congressman Henry Hyde denounced President Clinton's extramarital affair, but was later found to be an adulterer himself.

Republican Party leader Paul Ingram pleaded guilty to six counts of raping his daughters and served 14 years in federal prison.

Republican benefactor of conservative Christian groups, Richard A. Dasen Sr., was found guilty of raping a 15-year old girl. Dasen, 62, who is married with grown children and several grandchildren,
has told police that over the past decade he paid more than $1 million to have sex with a large number of young women.

Republican city councilman Mark Harris, who is described as a "good military man" and "church goer," was convicted of repeatedly having sex with an 11-year-old girl and sentenced to 12 years in prison.

Republican anti-abortion activist Howard Scott Heldreth is a convicted child rapist in Florida.

Republican County Commissioner David Swartz pleaded guilty to molesting two girls under the age of 11 and was sentenced to eight years in prison.

Republican judge Mark Pazuhanich pleaded no contest to fondling a 10-year-old girl and was sentenced to 10 years probation.

Republican anti-abortion activist Nicholas Morency pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography on his computer and offering a bounty to anybody who murders an abortion doctor.

Republican legislator Edison Misla Aldarondo was sentenced to 10 years in prison for raping his daughter between the ages of nine and 17.

Republican Mayor Philip Giordano is serving a 37-year sentence in federal prison for sexually abusing eight- and 10-year-old girls.

Republican campaign consultant Tom Shortridge was sentenced to three years probation for taking nude photographs of a 15-year-old girl.

Republican racist pedophile and United States Senator Strom Thurmond, had sex with a 15-year-old black girl which produced a child.

Republican Jerry Sandusky was arrested and charged with 52 counts of sexual abuse of young boys over a 15-year period from 1994 to 2009. On June 22, 2012, Sandusky was found guilty on 45 of the 48 remaining charges and was sentenced on October 9, 2012 to 30 to 60 years in prison.

Republican House Speaker Dennis Hastert
was arrested and pleaded guilty last year to structuring money transactions to evade reporting where he took massive amounts of funds to cover up sex crimes with underage boys. It has since been discovered that he molested and raped several young boys while employed as a wrestling coach and teacher in Yorkville, Illinois.

[I may be wrong, but I thot Sen. Strom Thurmond was a Democrat - now I'm not sure! BMT]
 

Animae C (509)
Friday May 20, 2016, 7:00 pm
Any chance i'm given, i will be cross-posting all that brilliant info you dug up BM!
HOW DARE THEY carry on about trans people!!!! PERVERTS!!!
 

Barbara Tomlinson (431)
Friday May 20, 2016, 7:24 pm
Okay, I was BOTH "right" and "wrong" with regard to Senator Strom Thurmond!
Here's from Wikipedia:
"Thurmond switched parties because of his opposition to the 1964 Civil Rights Act (which was supported by 63% of Democrats in the House and 69% of Democrats in the Senate, versus 80% of House Republicans and 82% in the Senate), disaffection with the liberalism of the national party, and his support for the conservatism of the Republican presidential candidate Senator Barry Goldwater."
He was FIRST a Democrat, and THEN a Rethuglican!

By the way, that Info on the PERVERTS was dug up, or at least passed on, by some guy from Austin, Texas, posting ON THE COMMENTS TO THE PETITION. Good for him! A Good REMINDER to us all.....
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All this hoo-hah about Trans people, by the way, is MERELY A DISTRACTION, a Ploy by the Rethuglicans, to GET OUR ATTENTION AWAY FROM THE REAL ISSUES.
What Real Issues? Well, THE RETHUGS ARE STILL COMMITTED TO "CLIMATE CHANGE IS A HOAX". Meanwhile, not just the rest of the World, but THE MAJORITY OF AMERICAN VOTERS - including RETHUGLICAN VOTERS!!! - are ACTUALLY COGNIZANT OF CLIMATE CHANGE BEING AN ISSUE NEEDING ATTENTION.
Dems, Rethugs, Independents, even RELIGIOUS PEOPLE, are MORE AND MORE CONVINCED.... but the Rethugs DON'T BUDGE AN INCH. They're COMMITTED to that stance.
So, they FIND A SCAPEGOAT THEY CAN PERSECUTE, just to MAKE A NOISE, HURT SOMEONE, AND DISTRACT THE FICKLE PART OF THE PUBLIC AND THEIR CONSITUENTS - you know, the "low information" Voters.....
"Bread and circuses", this is the Circus part, just like the Roman "circuses" THEY DON'T CARE IF PEOPLE GET HURT AND DIE... it's all to DISTRACT the Mob, that might call for THEIR blood if the Distractions weren't happening.... Decline and Fall.....
 

Barbara Tomlinson (431)
Friday May 20, 2016, 7:32 pm
The pic, by the way, is from 1958 Virginia, when it was "controversial" for Black and White girls [or people!] to use the SAME BATHROOMS....!
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That reminds me, I am 80 years of age, so I remember those times well.... and I remember an obviously Black guy, who used to ride the buses a lot, who always wore a Turban and some dabs of face paint to "pass" as being a Hindu from INDIA, so he wouldn't be subject to discrimination for being "Black".... I just thot of that, hadn't remembered it for a long time!
 

Sam H (410)
Friday May 20, 2016, 8:07 pm
Bathroom Equality!

If nobody gives a $%&, nobody gets to $%&!

Time to get militant!
 

Rose Becke (141)
Friday May 20, 2016, 10:30 pm
Thanks for signing!
 

Darren Woolsey (218)
Friday May 20, 2016, 11:02 pm
109 supporters
91 needed to reach 200

Signed and shared your petition, AniMae.
Shared article over social media, BMutiny.

Cue hysteria from GOP.
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday May 21, 2016, 12:29 am
Unbelievable. S+S-thx BM
 

Lynn Squance (235)
Saturday May 21, 2016, 1:15 am
With all the brou-ha-ha over bathrooms, I'm thinking that Republicans are a social disease.
 

Evelyn B (63)
Saturday May 21, 2016, 3:28 am
Signed -
Their goal is only 200 - I hope they exceed this by far!

Here's a live link Force Republican Politicians to Use a Separate Bathroom
 

roxy H (350)
Saturday May 21, 2016, 4:38 am
OK i have a thread started about The AFA .. These are the people pushing all the crap about the bathrooms ... here is the links ...
American Family Association] are certainly among the most powerful groups on the American religious right. They are also among the chief purveyors of lies about LGBT people. They have both regularly pumped out propaganda asserting that gay men molest children at far higher rates than their heterosexual counterparts — a claim that has been debunked by virtually all the recognized scientific authorities in the field ..
http://www.care2.com/c2c/groups/disc.html?gpp=69461&pst=1990469

http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/afas-rob-chambers-blames-criticism-anti-lgbt-laws-satan
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http://www.hrc.org/resources/10-things-you-might-not-know-about-the-american-family-association
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https://youtu.be/qfVg3PMnl-8

 

roxy H (350)
Saturday May 21, 2016, 4:41 am
Share this petition
115 supporters
85 needed to reach 200
 

roxy H (350)
Saturday May 21, 2016, 4:43 am
Debunking the "Bathroom Bill" Myth – Accurate Reporting on LGBT Nondiscrimination: A Guide for Journalists dispels the myths that are often used to demonize transgender people. We've created this guide in collaboration with a coalition of state and national LGBT organizations to ensure fair and accurate reporting, and we will be working to get into the hands of every journalist covering these important issues.
http://www.glaad.org/publications/debunking-the-bathroom-bill-myth
 

roxy H (350)
Saturday May 21, 2016, 4:48 am
I also had posted the fact that there was a petition being passed around that everyone here was signing when i came back to care2, and i recieved it ... and it was from the AFA... and i said DO NOT SIGN IT... and it was actually to BAN TARGET.. and it was about the bathrooms. but the petition decieved everyone by having a military guy on it.. it was a total lie.. that is also in the group .. have a great weekend :)
 

Alan Lambert (91)
Saturday May 21, 2016, 6:32 am
Signed your link Barb...
 

divergent r (309)
Saturday May 21, 2016, 7:25 am
roflshpmpacgu
need a tollet
 

Freya H (345)
Saturday May 21, 2016, 8:29 am
Good point, Rob P. BMutiny, thanks for finding and listing those crimes that Rethuglicans have committed. What hypocrisy!

I am in Asheville right now, and have already talked with people about the bathroom law - and made a couple jokes. "I was born female, I identify as female!" Quite a few businesses have gender-neutral bathrooms anyway.
 

Angelika R (143)
Saturday May 21, 2016, 1:32 pm
SIGNED !!! Thx BMT! WTF
 

Barbara Tomlinson (431)
Saturday May 21, 2016, 2:10 pm
THANK YOU, ROXY!!!
"I also had posted the fact that there was a petition being passed around that everyone here was signing when i came back to care2, and i received it ... and it was from the AFA... and i said DO NOT SIGN IT... and it was actually to BAN TARGET.. and it was about the bathrooms.
but the petition deceived everyone by having a military guy on it.. it was a total lie..."

THANK YOU FOR POSTING THIS!
Everybody, READ ALL the Petitions you are asked to sign, it is SO EASY for those wishing to DECEIVE, to SNEAK something like that, in! And, we all sign SO MANY Petitions...
Nevertheless, YOU MUST READ AND UNDERSTAND, or your Signature can be ABUSED FOR EVIL PURPOSES.... by Evil People.
I've seen this actually happening AGAIN AND AGAIN.... I admit, I've even signed a couple of "wrong" Petitions myself! when I stopped PAYING ATTENTION.... I hope I NEVER do that again!!!!!
You all need to BEWARE.... especially if the Petition is by a group YOU ARE NOT FAMILIAR WITH....
 

Barbara Tomlinson (431)
Saturday May 21, 2016, 2:19 pm
This I posted previously on a different thread:

When Christine Jorgenson, the first or at least the first NOTORIOUS person to have a sex-change operation, "came out" as a Woman, ABSOLUTELY NOBODY asked her or made an issue of, which Restroom she should use!
NATURALLY, and OBVIOUSLY, she used the WOMEN'S RESTROOM, and nobody thot twice about it!!!!!
Going into a Men's Restroom, with her high heels, makeup, women's hairdo, skirts and jewelry, now THAT would have been a Scandal!!! And, possibly gotten her beaten up....

I got NEWS for some people! TRANSGENDER FOLKS OF ALL AGES, HAVE BEEN IN OUR MIDST, FOR DECADES. You probably in some Department Store or Public Place, HAVE BEEN SHARING RESTROOMS WITH TRANSGENDERS OF YOUR SEX, ALL ALONG! Without knowing it!!! and, of course, with NO problems AT ALL.....
There has not, in ALL HISTORY, been ONE SINGLE INSTANCE of a Rape by a Transgender person in a Public or School restroom.... NOT ONE SINGLE ONE.
This is a MADE-UP ISSUE by Rethuglicans and the Religious Right. To DRAW ATTENTION AWAY FROM their hideous Agenda for the People of the United States, increasing the Tyranny and the Wealth of the Rich, screwing the Poor....
It is a MADE-UP ISSUE, because they LOST on the non-issue of Gay Marriage. They will LOSE on this one, too - but, in the meantime, just like the non-issue they squawked so long about on Gay Marriage, it serves as a DISTRACTION away from REAL VITAL ISSUES during an Election Year...!!!

A Trans man or woman, boy or girl, going into the Restroom INAPPROPRIATE FOR THEIR SEX, runs the risk of GETTING BEATEN UP. Often, SEVERELY BEATEN UP. Especially a Female Trans in a Male Restroom - some men are so VERY INSECURE about their Gender Identity, their "Manliness"!
THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT THE EVIL RETHUGLICANS, THE EVIL RELIGIOUS RIGHT, WANT TO HAPPEN.
Just like they used to BURN WITCHES AND HERETICS - and with as much sense! - it is supposed to be MERELY A FORETASTE OF THE HELL THAT IS SUPPOSED TO BE LITERALLY AWAITING THEM AFTER DEATH....!
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday May 21, 2016, 7:58 pm
Thanks BMutiny, for this information--and the chuckle on the play on words, "Grand Old Potty". It has the smell of putrid truth and further proves that "the GOP makes a mess, when and wherever they do their business"!!!
 

Barbara Tomlinson (431)
Saturday May 21, 2016, 8:29 pm
Here is a GOOD PETITION TO SIGN:
and, moreover, it is a CARE2 PETITION [so you get Points for signing it!].
This Care2 Petition is to SUPPORT TARGET.
TARGET is the store that SUPPORTS LGBT Rights, including Trans Rights - in their restrooms!
This C2 Petition is the OPPOSITE of the BAD one to BAN Target - that Roxy drew attention to!
THANK YOU AGAIN, ROXY!!!
So, go ahead and FEEL GOOD ABOUT SIGNING THIS PETITION.... [But, do READ it, just in case.....!!!]

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/857/657/219/i-stand-with-target/
 

Barbara Tomlinson (431)
Saturday May 21, 2016, 8:42 pm
Over 22,000 Signatures on this Care2 Petition so far!
WELL DONE, Care2!!!

About This Petition
Target has always been inclusive of the LGBT community. Recently, they publicly affirmed their stance on inclusivity, inciting ire among many who are opposed to transgender individuals using the restroom that aligns with their gender identity.
A petition AGAINST Target has since started to make the rounds, providing support to discrimination, HATE, and bigotry. (This "Pledge to Boycott" already has over 295,000 signatures.)

I created this pledge to show Target how much we appreciate them and support their stance! We need to show that the supporters OUTNUMBER those who wish to discriminate.
Sign and SHARE to show your solidarity!

On April 19, 2016, Target made the following statement:
"Recent debate around proposed laws in several states has reignited a national conversation around inclusivity. So earlier this week, we reiterated with our team members where Target stands and how our beliefs are brought to life in how we serve our guests.
"Inclusivity is a core belief at Target. It’s something we celebrate. We stand for equality and equity, and strive to make our guests and team members feel accepted, respected and welcomed in our stores and workplaces every day.
"We believe that everyone—every team member, every guest, and every community—deserves to be protected from discrimination, and treated equally. Consistent with this belief, Target supports the federal Equality Act, which provides protections to LGBT individuals, and opposes action that enables discrimination.
"In our stores, we demonstrate our commitment to an inclusive experience in many ways. Most relevant for the conversations currently underway, we welcome transgender team members and guests to use the restroom or fitting room facility that corresponds with their gender identity.
"We regularly assess issues and consider many factors such as impact to our business, guests and team members. Given the specific questions these legislative proposals raised about how we manage our fitting rooms and restrooms, we felt it was important to state our position.

"Everyone deserves to feel like they belong. And you’ll always be accepted, respected and welcomed at Target."
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See above for the Link to the ORIGINAL Petition on this thread, the change.org one. [That doesn't even have 200 Signatures yet!]
Evelyn B.'s post has a Live Link.....
 

Marco C (31)
Sunday May 22, 2016, 5:35 am
Whatever happened to just taking a crap in peace?

Perverse sexuality now dictates where and when we relieve our bodies of its biological waste. Perhaps too much of it has accumulated in the minds of these politicians and their political supporters. I propose intellectual laxatives for the constipated mind.
 

Sheryl G (359)
Sunday May 22, 2016, 5:45 am
The Republican Party has gone from sad to darn right stupid and scarey. I'd like for you to get with the times, stop kissing the Corporate butt, and actually work at making this Nation work for ALL of us not just some of us. Think that can be fit into your day between kissing your mega donors butts so you can keep your job and ruining our Country? That was my comment on the SIGNED Petition. They make mountains out of molehills. While Rome burns this is what they want to spend their time on. Vote them out and those on the Democratic side that also have lost their way - you know who they are.
 

Lois Jordan (63)
Sunday May 22, 2016, 3:14 pm
Noted. Petition signed. Thanks, BMutiny.
I saw that Target petition awhile back, read it, and did not sign. Was surprised to see it up.
Unfortunately, I think BOTH parties have been so focused on social issues that divide us so that we will not have time to notice the economic issues, military/war funding and complete lack of ethics in both parties.
Just a 'magician's trick of deception.'
 

Mandi T (367)
Sunday May 22, 2016, 3:35 pm
TY BM and AniMae for the petition. Signed !
 

Animae C (509)
Sunday May 22, 2016, 4:43 pm
C2 Target petition;

ANIMAE,
YOU TOOK ACTION ON APRIL 27, 2016
22,402 SUPPORTERS

Thanx for remembering this one BM
 

Colleen L (3)
Sunday May 22, 2016, 9:40 pm
Singed. Thanks BMutiny
 

pam w (139)
Tuesday May 24, 2016, 12:22 pm
Thanks again, Mutiny!
 

Jonathan Harper (0)
Thursday May 26, 2016, 12:39 am
Noted!
 
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