Gosh, Ed! Don't you think you are worthy of friends? OK. Well, I enjoy your responses and you also responded to my blog. Unless someone is your "friend," you cannot send that person a message. So, when I get ready to send a message to all who responded to my blog, they must first be a "friend." Nevertheless, I also choose my friends based upon what they write. So, it is a blend of the two thoughts. Friends are like fine wine; GOOD friends are like expensive Scotch!
Hi Ed, Nice Bike !! I been on bike's ever since I got back from 'Nam and bought my first one in '72, but had to sell my huge GoldWing a few years back because of my arthritic knees which are now "bionic" Steel and plastic, but screwed up by the Milwaukee VA ! Grrrrr! I would love to go carving on THEIR knees...ha!
Everytime I hear the place DaNANG, I always think, 'Marine,' so you must be one... lol. Welcome Home, fellow Vet! Thanks for allowing me to be one of your friends. I was one of those crazy guys who flew as 'door gunner' in Hueys every day, in RVN. Nothing, IMHO, can replace flying every day in a Huey-- except riding a Motorcycle ! --- Tommy Schuckman email: firstname.lastname@example.org Iron Mtn., MI... we got hungry bears U.P. here !!
Hi Ed... Larry is a troll. It was not my intention to use the term 'level' when speaking of the legal paths available to achieve Citizenship in the US of A. Rather, I meant to say that there are three 'methods' by which on may become a citizen: 1) Natural Born... the natural birth right to be a US Citizen by virtue of being born to PARENTS both of whom are US Citizens. 2) Native born... by right of BIRTH, while in the US legally and under the jurisdiction of the US. 3) Naturalized... by legally immigrating to the US and completing the necessary qualifications, tests, and 'Oath of Citizenship' affirming ones allegiance to US and RENOUNCING all other allegiances to any state or foreign potentate.
A child born to parents, either or both of whom are not citizens... but are legally present, are under the full jurisdiction of the US. These children gain citizenship by being 'Native Born' on US soil. Mark Rubio is a native born US Citizen, so is Jindal.
However, the point is mute... as no one with the power or statutory authority will act to enforce the Constitution or our laws regarding US Citizenship as originally intended. Our Constitution and the laws of the land have been corrupted by corrupt men... whose purpose, is not to enforce the law but to corrupt law; in order, to enforce their will upon the people. Remember governments rule by force of law... those who enforce the law have been granted the right by the people too use the force of law. It then becomes the duty and obligation of the people too oversea the government; too, restrain the corrupt from corrupting the law of the land.
YIKES!!! Chelsea Clinton Emphatically States A Person With A Beard And A Penis Can ‘Absolutely’ Identify As A Woman
The one issue Hillary and Chelsea don’t appear to agree on entirely is transgender self-identification
In an interview with The Sunday Times, journalist Decca Aitkenhead asked the Clintons about transgender self-identification
Chelsea Clinton replied ‘yes’ emphatically when asked if someone with a beard and penis can ever be a woman
‘It’s going to take a lot more time and effort to understand what it means to be defining yourself differently,’ Hillary said
Aitkenhead said Hillary became ‘uneasy’ when the question was asked while Chelsea shot a ‘furious stare’ at the journalist as her mother answered
Hillary added: ‘It’s a very big generational discussion, because this is not something I grew up with or ever saw’
(Daily Mail) – It may appear Hillary and Chelsea Clinton always see eye-to-eye, but in a recent interview one topic cracked the facade of the like-minded mother-daughter power duo.
The one issue Hillary and Chelsea don’t appear to agree on entirely is transgender self-identification.
In an interview with The Sunday Times, journalist Decca Aitkenhead asked the Clintons if someone with a beard and a penis can ever be a woman, to which Chelsea replied emphatically, ‘Yes.’
However, as Aitkenhead describes it, Hillary looked ‘uneasy’, and blamed generational gaps for being less accepting.
‘Errr. I’m just learning about this,’ Hillary responded. ‘It’s a very big generational discussion, because this is not something I grew up with or ever saw. It’s going to take a lot more time and effort to understand what it means to be defining yourself differently.’
The Clintons sat sown with Aitkenhead to promote the book they co-authored, The Book of Gutsy Women: Favorite Stories of Courage and Resilience.
The book features Danica Roem, the first trans woman elected to a U.S. state legislature.
According Aitkenhead’s account, she tells Hillary during the interview that many British feminists of Hillary’s generation have a problem with the idea that a ‘lesbian who doesn’t want to sleep with someone who has a penis is transphobic.’
Hillary nods in agreement, while Chelsea ‘stiffens and stares at me’, according to Aitkenhead.
The journalist then adds that many women of Hillary’s generation are uncomfortable with biological males sharing women’s bathrooms.
‘I would say that, absolutely,’ Hillary nods firmly. ‘Absolutely. Yes.’
That’s when Chelsea begins shooting a ‘furious stare’ at Aitkenhead, who points it out to her.
‘I’m a terrible actor’, Chelsea laughs.
Chelsea then says she is thrilled with the National Health Service’s decision to assign patients to single-sex wards according to the gender they identify as, instead of their biological make up.
‘How can you treat someone if you don’t recognize who they feel and know in their core they are?’ Chelsea says.
‘And I strongly support children being able to play on the sports teams that match their own gender identity,’ she adds. ‘I think we need to be doing everything we can to support kids in being whoever they know themselves to be and discovering who they are.’
At this point Hillary looks conflicted.
‘I think you’ve got to be sensitive to how difficult this is,’ Hillary says. ‘There are women who’d say [to a trans woman], ”You know what, you’ve never had the kind of life experiences that I’ve had. So I respect who you are, but don’t tell me you’re the same as me.” I hear that conversation all the time.’
Despite the clear tension in the room, the pair say they don’t argue about this topic.
But according to Aitkenhead, ‘I get the impression they don’t like to present anything less than a united front to the world.’