Saturday March 2, 2013: Up with Chris Hayes Tweets

Now #Uppers. Can't believe they didn't talk about the sequester but they will tomorrow. It was all about the SCOTUS and Voting rights act sec V which is important as well. Scalia is scum.

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Transwoman sues California university after being expelled for fraudulently being herself

 photo Javier_zps5c83bbb8.jpgDomaine Javier, 25, was a good student in her native Philippines, where she attended Catholic schools. She immigrated to California in 2003. She had been accepted as a nursing student at California Baptist University in Riverside, transferring from Riverside City College and earning both a $3500 academic scholarship and a music scholarship to sing in the chorus.

She lives three blocks from CBU. She turned down a Cal State-San Bernadino to go to CBU.

 

 

 

 

In 2011, however, she came out as a transwoman on the MTV television program True Life.

Javier was on an episode of “True Life” entitled "I’m Passing as Someone I’m Not." Cameras showed a man hitting on Javier while she danced at Riverside’s Club Sevilla in a low-cut pink and black dress and putting on make-up in the club’s bathroom. Javier said she only revealed her gender identity to family members.

I am a girl trapped in a guy’s body,” Javier said on the show.

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The Sequester: Bipartisan Craponomics at Its Worst

Yes, because no one listened to those that warned(including myself) this would happen in 2010 with the Bush tax cut sellout leading to the debt ceiling debacle in 2011 to now, it looks like the sequester created by this White House and Congress is going to happen. Back then, there was leverage with the Bush tax cuts expiring for using the High Value Platinum Coin, invoking the 14th amendment, or legislating the debt ceiling away entirely. None of this was considered even as a temporary measure to avoid this epic failure fixing to hit our shores.

It's insulting to the public that none of this was even tried, because this sequester will be painful and more painful in the future. The political damage as we create more miniature crisis will be even costlier than what is projected as more bills have to be passed every few months which always get worse the more they are revisited, all needlessly created all in the name what I call deficit terrorism. Through each bipartisan crisis more austerity is brought out in these miniature Shock Doctrine scenarios especially on the debt ceiling. This austerity will eventually terrorize the public because a failure to govern or understand our economy.

Sure, it will take awhile to be phased in and each federal agency will implement its cuts differently, on its own timeline, but by April 4th, 2013 some real pain is likely to be felt by the public.

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Chronic Tonic at VOTS- Open Thread

How is it going, people?Are you as ready for Spring as I am? I mean the weather, of course, not the cleaning! I've done a little pre-spring cleaning, but not so's you'd notice. I'm trying to train the older son to do the dishes, I'm sure eventually I won't have to follow behind and re-wash half of them...eventually. The younger one hasn't been sleeping well,  he cussed his school aide out but good and naturally I got an e-mail about that. Btw, I must thank YouTube for the new and delightful additions to his already well stocked vocabulary.

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Gender Prison: Never thought I would see the day

Yes, my initial reaction to this story, as recorded in the title, was based in stereotype.

I know that when I first went to college at Penn in Philadelphia, I was pledging Theta Xi when I had my first gender-related breakdown. Approaching the brothers about it just wasn't in the cards back on 1967.

Much like the world of professional sports, the world of campus Greek life is not often heralded as the epitome of acceptance. Locker room antics are an insidious fact of the frat house. No doubt about it.

 photo Donnie2_zps8554757d.jpgThe brothers of Phi Alpha Tau fraternity at Emerson College in Boston, located between Beacon Hill and Bay Village, have undertaken a campaign on Indiegogo to raise money for sophomore pledge Donnie Collins.

Collins needs to raise $4800 to have his top surgery after the semester is over in May. When his prospective brothers found out that his insurance would not cover the surgery, they stepped up, showing the true meaning of brotherhood.

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Tuesday Morning Open Thread

Dennis Rodman brings basketball skills to North Korea

PYONGYANG, North Korea -- Former NBA star Dennis Rodman brought his basketball skills and flamboyant style - neon-bleached hair, tattoos, nose studs and all - on Tuesday to the isolated Communist country with possibly the world's drabbest dress code: North Korea.

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