fred_mertz (Brock Masters)

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Accidental shooting at high school graduation ceremony in southern Kansas injures 2 people

Paul is your reading comprehension really that poor or are you just trying to twist things?

But to answer your silly question, no I am not. In fact I am pointing out the opposite by stating that Mike's comment is disrespectful to them. If I thought they were cowards I wouldn't have said it was disrespectful to them. He made a blanket statement that is untrue.

Gosh, got to educate you about concealed carry in the Capitol and now this.

You frequently resort to juvenile retorts, try to discuss issues like an adult please.

May 15, 2016 at 10:07 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Accidental shooting at high school graduation ceremony in southern Kansas injures 2 people

Your broad statement is very disrespectful to law enforcement officers and our military who defend you and others by, yes sometimes, killing people with guns.

May 15, 2016 at 9:46 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Accidental shooting at high school graduation ceremony in southern Kansas injures 2 people

Might want to check your facts. Concealed carry permitted and unpermitted is allowed in the Capitol.

May 15, 2016 at 9:43 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

States dig in against federal directive on transgender bathroom use

Paul I was hoping for a higher level discussion but instead I got a silly meaningless response. I don't self identify as a man. I am a man. I look like a man and no one would question me being in the men's room. However, if they did I could produce my drivers license with my name photo and sex M.

Now if I were to self identify as a women, well that would be as silly as your response.

May 14, 2016 at 5:45 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

States dig in against federal directive on transgender bathroom use

So all they have to do to avoid it being illegal is to say I identify as a woman. And are you suggesting that people should be required to have some ID to prove they self identify? If not how do you know if that man is a man who has or has not self identified as a women.

I want to protect both the rights of people who are transgendered while also protecting the rights and safety of women and children.

May 14, 2016 at 2:06 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

States dig in against federal directive on transgender bathroom use

Maybe if you'd actually read what I wrote you'd realize I am not concerned about transgendered people even those who are not fully transitioned to the other gender yet. They are not a threat and I support them using the gender appropriate.

I am concerned about the looseness of the law that allows men who simply say I am a women from legally entering women's restrooms and locker rooms.

You're right businesses can choose to allow it and customers can chose, as in the case of Target decide not to patronize them.

You have not provided one justification for a man who has not transitioned or even begun transitioning should be allowed to use the women's restroom or locker room.

May 14, 2016 at 2:01 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

States dig in against federal directive on transgender bathroom use

The situation you described is not far fetched. Perhaps instead of fighting the change people should embrace and expand it. Many scholarships, admittance opportunities and business contracts would become available to those to whom they were previously denied.

Wonder how people would react if a country fielded a women's Olympic team comprised of men who self identified as women? It would be hypocritical to be selective when you accepted self identification.

We have lost our mind as a society if we believe that a person can simply say they are something and it is true. Even when they take hormones and have sexual reassignment operations it doesn't change their sex. They are who they are but I say live and let live and can accept them as their new gender.

I cannot accept a man gaining entry to a restroom or locker room based on self- identification.

May 14, 2016 at 12:32 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

States dig in against federal directive on transgender bathroom use

Paul it is an issue because the extremist on both sides want to make it an issue and because the law/policies are going too far.

There was no problem when transgendered people went quietly about their business. It became a problem when the definition was expanded to allow men who self-idenitify and even those who don't to use the women's bathroom and locker rooms.

It was a not problem when a transgendered women used a restroom or locker room. It has only become a problem when we can no longer bar men from the women's locker room or rest rooms. Again men, not transgendered people, men who exploit the law to enter the women's restroom or locker room.

I certainly don't nor do I know anyone who believes transgendered people are a danger or are rapist. But I know for a fact that some men are and these men will exploit the law.

As in the case I posted a link to in my earlier post. A man should not be in a women's restroom and previously people would have had him removed immediately. Now, he can be there and only removed after he harms someone as he did to the little girl

We need to use common sense and separate the issue from those who are transgendered and those who self-identify.

May 14, 2016 at 7:16 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

States dig in against federal directive on transgender bathroom use

How do you prove it was a sexual manner? And it isn't just laws, it places voluntarily allowing men into the women's bathrooms like target.

There is no test to prove if they truly identify as a women so any man can enter a women's bathroom or locker room when the law allows them too.

Obama's decree prevents schools from barring boys from using the girls bathroom and locker room as long as they self identify.

Give a good reason a man, even one who self identifies as a women but is physically 100 percent man belongs in the women's restroom or locker room.

I can think of good reasons for transgender people but not for those who aren't.

May 14, 2016 at 7:06 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

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