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The Neoliberal Myth of Meritocracy

I wrote this essay nearly a year ago, and I am recycling it because it explains why those in the seats of power refuse to do anything to help the average citizen. It is more than just greed. It is more like a religious belief that they are better than the rest of us. It infects both parties, but it has been exposed for the rest of the world to see just how deeply embedded this philosophy is within the Democratic party. Meritocracy forms the bedrock of neoliberalism.

Trans-Friendly primary medical care?

The medical knowledge needed to treat transgender people is not particularly complex, but patients still often struggle to find doctors who are prepared to treat them.

The Atlantic has published a lengthy article encouraging training of primary physicians in the treatment of transgender patients.

Subir's takedown of Moulitsas at TOS is EPIC!


This won't be long because I gotta get to work. Sorry to link and run. Also sorry to those who do not wish to view anything over there, but this is too good to pass up. I was waiting for someone else to post this, or for Subir to crosspost it:

So this is what unity means to the DailyKos leadership.

Hey Dems, When You Don't Know What You Stand For, People Won't Stand With You

I read the latest review by Matt Taibbi about the book "Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton's Doomed Campaign" and one thing stood out for me above all else. And while it applied to the Clinton and her campaign, it also applies to the Democrats current party leaders and elected officials.

The Weekly Watch

The Global Corporate Coup Keeps Marching Onward,
but Science will not be Silenced

(just ask Galileo)

wind swept tree.jpg

Who Has Seen the Wind?
By Christina Rossetti

Who has seen the wind?
Neither I nor you:
But when the leaves hang trembling,
The wind is passing through.

Who has seen the wind?
Neither you nor I:
But when the trees bow down their heads,
The wind is passing by.

More programmed outrage by the identity politics veal pen.

Women's groups, as well as other veal pen entities, are hypocrites. They don't care who or how many starve to death, but their ovaries are offended when their issues aren't supported. If unity is the goal, identity politics has to take a back seat. If they can't win elections, they will lose everything anyway. PPH backed loser Hillary and look what they got. People are sick and tired of the wails of racism, sexism, deplorables, and every other name these entitled people hurl.

This is the ultimate in delusion

I was on that other site that I will not name. Someone posted Michiko Kakutani's review of "Shattered," the book about the implosion of you know who's campaign.

This was the response about the post. Warning: this ostrich is still in the sand. This delusional is known as "still_one" (more like still_brainless):

1. What a bullshit hit piece. The media had it in for Hillary from the start, and the NY Times was

right there leading the pack

Trans woman suing the state of Idaho

Off the top, I have to say that I have no good feelings towards Idaho.

Soon after I began my transition in 1992, I traveled by bus to visit my relatives in Oregon and was arrested in the Greyhound bus terminal in Boise for using the women's bathroom...even though before the trip, I had gotten permission from Greyhound to do so.