Killing Transphobia With His Song

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A powerful story about the struggles and successes of a FTM transgender singer.

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jaimie evolHe’s just a little country and kind of a little different; meet Jaimie Wilson who’s strumming his way to success

Guest Post by Brody Levesque

For twenty-one year old Jaimie Wilson, nothing beats the feeling of rambling along in his custom Jeep Wrangler 4X4, headed for a gig to perform his beloved country music in his adopted home state of Florida. Shirtless, tanned, fit, and blonde haired, he looks like most every other young man his age who is entering adulthood trying to figure out where his path will take him.

As the Jeep rolls down the freeway, his guitar and overnight bag perched in the back seat, windows rolled down, he sings along to the radio or a CD, the oversize off-road tires humming as the miles fly by for accompaniment.

But, it wasn’t always like this, and for Jaimie, life was actually pretty difficult. He grew up the…

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‘Let them eat cake… it’s compassionate’

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We can’t buy enough bullets if we feed the kids and the grands.

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“I think it’s probably one of the most compassionate things we can do.”

With that sentence, White House budget director Mick Mulvaney has made clear to everyone the depths of heartlessness permeating the Trump administration.

The Trump administration’s proposed budget slashes funding for Meals on Wheels and school lunches for poor children. They’re “just not showing any results”, Mulvaney says. (They do for seniors) (and for kids)

The rage rippling out across the United States over this proposal can easily be measured by the flurry of posts (like this one) popping up all over the internet, and by the indignant comments on Facebook when articles on the subject are shared. The Twitter scorn is relentless. There are not many people going along with the administration’s idea that taking food away from elderly shut-ins, or making poor children go hungry at school, is a good idea.

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WOMANIFESTO

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You need to read this.

Libba Bray

Congratulations.

You have woken the witch that lives deep inside me.

You have removed the slumber chains from the giant of old.

You have handed me a box of matches and no chaperone

And a world made of lies and polyester.

Congratulations.

You have barked up the wrong bitch.

Proclaim it:

I have shucked off the good, southern lady’s cloak,

Of the homecoming court, the cheerleader,

The preacher’s daughter, hands gentled in her lap.

They tied it at my neck with a bow, a Gordian girl-knot,

When I was young and bossy and sure-footed

“For protection,” they said.

Whose protection? I wondered.

Enough.

I have sent that shit out to the dry cleaners

I will not pick it up

They can sell it for a profit from a rack on the street.

From now on,

I’m exposing the raw pink edges of my true skin to the sun.

Some things…

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Facebook deletes pic of Melania Trump

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So this picture violates Facebook’s standards of decency. Imagine that.

I tried to post it as a response to a post that had several uncomplimentary pictures of First Lady Michelle Obama, which said the poster could not wait to get her out of the White House.  My post was “to be replaced by this?”

It only took a few minutes for FaceBook to delete it, and chastise me for posting pornography.

Well. Ok. I think FaceBook made my point for me.

Banned in Boston? No, but Twitter is close, right?

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My heart is all a-flutter! I just discovered that I’ve been banned from my Congressman’s Twitter feed! Apparently someone took notice to some of the comments I’ve made, and questions I’ve asked (but never had answered), and decided the most effective response was to block me from his Twitter.

Here’s my latest Tweet at Congressman Nunes:

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I’m assuming this is what precipitated my banishment, but it could be that some other questions and comments I’ve made have left a…  shall we say, poor impression?… on the Congressman. Or someone on his staff, more likely.

At any rate, I’m tickled.

Survey says!

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So yesterday I did something I rarely do…  I picked up my ringing landline phone at home, even though the caller ID was unclear about who was calling. I’m glad I did, because I think I got to skew a conservative, oil-industry survey.

I’m pretty sure I was speaking with a woman in a call center somewhere in India. Her accent was pretty thick, and I had to ask a couple of time for her to repeat what she said. Except for the language barrier, the survey went pretty well. For me, anyway. I’m sure whoever sponsored the call isn’t going to be happy with my responses.

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“Millions voted illegally”? Where’s the beef?

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I wonder how difficult it would be for me to create a Tweet that would grab Trump’s attention, and be reTweeted by him?

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“In addition to winning the Electoral College in a landslide, I won the popular vote if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally” – Donald Trump, 12:30 pm 11/27/2016 via Twitter.

Really, Mr. Trump? Care to provide any evidence of this rather extraordinary claim? No? Why am I not surprised?

The source for the latest ‘Chicken-Little-says-the-election-was-rigged’ disinformation looks to be a Tweet by someone named Gregg Phillips, who on November 11 Tweeted,

“Completed analysis of database of 180 million voter registrations. Number of non-citizen votes exceeds 3 million. Consulting legal team.”

When asked for the evidence and how the data was analyzed,  Phillips refused, saying on the 15th,

“No. We will release it in open form to the American people. We won’t allow the media to spin this first. Sorry.”

It’s now the 27th, Trump has finally seen it and, as is his wont with things he’s “seen”…

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