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The good politician thread

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There are plenty of examples of politicians being scumbags, so I thought I'd start a thread for politicians who actually make good decisions - decisions that help the people who elected them, that look ahead farther than the next election, and that are based on the common good rather than profit for campaign donors or friends.

Here's the first one, a governor that refused to sign an anti-trans bill that made its way to his desk in Arkansas:
 

Washington (CNN) - Arkansas' Republican governor on Monday vetoed an anti-transgender health care bill that would've prohibited physicians in the state from providing gender-affirming "procedures" for trans people under age 18.

Gov. Asa Hutchinson told reporters that he killed HB 1570 because the bill "would be and is a vast government overreach" and because it would've created "new standards of legislative interference with physicians and parents as they deal with some of the most complex and sensitive matters involving young people."

https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/05/politics/asa-hutchinson-arkansas-transgender-health-care-veto/index.html

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8 hours ago, billvon said:

Washington (CNN) - Arkansas' Republican governor on Monday vetoed an anti-transgender health care bill that would've prohibited physicians in the state from providing gender-affirming "procedures" for trans people under age 18.

I read that yesterday, Bill. Common Sense legislation. We need more of that to pull both parties together for the good of the US. 

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38 minutes ago, RonD1120 said:

God created man and woman.

And, in order to do that; God had to create chromosomes. 

"Someone with two X chromosomes will have female body parts. An individual with one X and one Y sex chromosome will have male body parts. It is the presence of this Y chromosome that determines a person’s biological sex. So, if we believe that to be true -

There are also some medical conditions that makes identifying as male or female not so simple. For example, some people with XY chromosomes may have a condition where their bodies cannot react to male hormones. In turn, they look, act, and feel like women. An example of such a condition is Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome. 

In other cases, people with XX chromosomes may have a condition that exposed them to high levels of male hormones before birth, giving them male body parts. An example of such a condition is called Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia. This can lead to the individuals looking and feeling more like men.

Some individuals may also be born with an extra X chromosomes such as in Klinefelter Syndrome or with an extra Y chromosome as in 47,XYY Syndrome."

Therefore, we are all God's children.

Sorry, I couldn't resist the setup.

 

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35 minutes ago, RonD1120 said:

God created man and woman. Liberal Democrats created the other genders.

Sorry, I couldn't resist the setup.

Funny how many other cultures throughout history have recognized trans folks.

Some even revered them.

What's not funny is how many folks who claim to follow Jesus hate them.
How many want to shove them back 'out of sight'

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3 minutes ago, phantomII said:

Objection, hearsay.

Or fake news.

 

19 minutes ago, BIGUN said:

And, in order to do that; God had to respect that the brain that he gave mankind was subject to psychological factors beyond the physical. Factors that govern behavior beyond simple physical response. Factors that are not yet understood by the scientific mind.

God understood these forces acting on the minds of his children. Because they were also good and loved each other.

Therefore, we are all God's children.

Sorry, I couldn't resist the setup.

FIFY

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1 hour ago, ryoder said:

This morning NPR was talking about this, and they stated the legislature can override the veto with a simple majority. (Arkansas does not require 2/3 to override.)

That's only during deer season.  The rest of the year we require 2/3 majority.

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3 hours ago, RonD1120 said:

God created man and woman. Liberal Democrats created the other genders.

Sorry, I couldn't resist the setup.

God also created nonbinary genders.  5% of all animals (that reproduce via sexual reproduction) are neither male nor female.   The hamlet fish is both at the same time.  Hyena "females" have penises.  ~20,000 people in the US are genetically male and phenotypically female and have been that way since birth (google AIS.)  What gender are they?

(Unless liberals actually created the universe, that is . . . .)

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16 hours ago, ryoder said:

This morning NPR was talking about this, and they stated the legislature can override the veto with a simple majority. (Arkansas does not require 2/3 to override.)

From CNN

"Less than one day later, the General Assembly voted Tuesday to override the governor's veto, making their state the first in the country to outlaw gender-affirming treatment for trans youth."

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20 hours ago, Erroll said:

From CNN

"Less than one day later, the General Assembly voted Tuesday to override the governor's veto, making their state the first in the country to outlaw gender-affirming treatment for trans youth."

Nice. So in Arkansas, all a veto does is force the general assembly to make the same vote twice. They just come back in the next day and do it again. Brilliant. They could just eliminate the veto and make it a little more efficient to achieve the same legislative results. 

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On 4/6/2021 at 4:51 AM, RonD1120 said:

God created man and woman. Liberal Democrats created the other genders.

Sorry, I couldn't resist the setup.

Was this God neither man or woman? If no such distinction existed before the creation of man and woman then what sex was God? If man and woman were created in Gods image then a separation must have occurred at the moment of their creation, right. Wouldn't that make God transgender?

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10 hours ago, JoeWeber said:

Was this God neither man or woman? If no such distinction existed before the creation of man and woman then what sex was God? If man and woman were created in Gods image then a separation must have occurred at the moment of their creation, right. Wouldn't that make God transgender?

No, that would make God a hermaphrodite (both at the same time).

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"Americans who favor a path to citizenship for those brought here as children, known as "dreamers," are not advocating open borders. They just recognize that young men and women who grew up in the United States, and who never knew any other place as home, are fundamentally American. And they ought not be punished for choices made by their parents."   George W. Bush, April 16, 2021

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6 minutes ago, kallend said:

"Americans who favor a path to citizenship for those brought here as children, known as "dreamers," are not advocating open borders. They just recognize that young men and women who grew up in the United States, and who never knew any other place as home, are fundamentally American. And they ought not be punished for choices made by their parents."   George W. Bush, April 16, 2021

Sure, that's good. But he is not a politician, he is an ex-politician. And that means he does not have to get through a GOP primary ever again.

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1 hour ago, JerryBaumchen said:

Hi Ken,

Yet, if he sways just one GOP member, then it was well worth it.

Jerry Baumchen

Fuck him. He watched Trump crash the party and make us look like jerks around the world with nary a peep. He could have done a lot. He found his highest use post presidency painting bathroom selfies. 

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