Lauren Scott isn’t running a typical Republican campaign.
She is a transgender, renewable energy consultant running for Assembly District 30 in Washoe County, Nevada.
Her day job, sexual expression and the fact that she once worked on John Kerry’s presidential campaign don’t fit the traditional mold of the Republican orthodoxy. But that didn’t stop Gov. Brian Sandoval from endorsing her.
If Scott, 50, wins the general election against incumbent Democrat Michael Sprinkle, she will be the first openly transgender politician to hold office in the Legislature
While describing her struggles as a working mother, the usually politically correct first lady used the racial slur, gypped. Defenders of Romani point out that the abbreviation, “gyp,” is nothing more than a callous slur used by the culturally insensitive. Similar slurs to “gypped” include “Jewed down” or calling someone an “Indian giver.”
But it’s not entirely Michelle’s fault. It seems as though she borrowed the offensive colloquialism from her husband, President Barack Obama. In 2009, at a town hall meeting in Allentown, Penn., Obama said that he was seeking to regulate health insurance companies to make sure that people don’t get “gypped.”
We should, in fact, stop saying ‘gypped.’ But the outrage is obviously disingenuous. Most people don’t associate the word with Gypsies/Roma/Sinti. That is why the Daily Caller was happy to use the “offensive colloquialism” in their own articles in the past. I guess basic honesty is too much to expect from the right-wing outrage machine.
Check out these very special Father’s Day traditions from around the world:
Our neighbors to the north celebrate Father’s Day every year by gathering at their nearest cemetery to reenact the traditional Father’s Day Tale, with the mayor traditionally playing the role of the Father’s Day Skeleton and children playing his helpless victims.
The tragic shooting death in Seattle never became a mass shooting since the bad guy with a gun was stopped by a good guy with … pepper spray.
A lone gunman armed with a shotgun opened fire Thursday in a building at a small Seattle university, fatally wounding one person and injuring three others before a student subdued him with pepper spray as he tried to reload, Seattle police said.
Guns don’t kill people, people with guns kill people:
It has been widely reported that Cliven Bundy’s family claims to have ranched in the Bunkerville area since the 1870s even though a federal judge held a different view of Bundy’s history. … Rawlinson wrote that it wasn’t until roughly 1954 that “Bundy or his father or both have grazed livestock on public lands owned by the United States and administered by the BLM.”
Clark County Recorder documents show the 160-acre Bunkerville ranch Bundy calls home was purchased by his parents, David and Bodel Bundy, from Raoul and Ruth Leavitt on Jan. 5, 1948.
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A view of the Bundy affair from a resident of nearest town:
So, good job, everyone. The tea party has eliminated the rule of law, militarized the Gold Butte region with armed civilian militias, saved those poor starving cows to wander the desert for inadequate food and water, enhanced our business climate with threats of violence, put us on the map of every nut with a gun who is itching to fight for “liberty and justice” AND established Cliven Bundy as the face of the Virgin Valley. All in one week.
And would it surprise anyone to learn that the Republicans in the primary for Cliven Bundy’s congressional district (NV-4) are already falling over themselves to show that they will carry Bundy’s crazy ideas to Washington?
The famed underground house near Flamingo Road was built as a spacious Cold War bunker, to keep people alive and entertained in case the Soviets wiped out Las Vegas with a nuclear missile strike.
The property now has new ownership — but the survivalist history is not forgotten.
A mysterious group calling itself the Society for the Preservation of Near Extinct Species bought the house
Not content to lecture HBCU students on the history of the NAACP, Rand Paul, noted opponent of the Civil Rights Acts, lectures Berkeley students about the FBI surveillance of civil rights leaders.
Senator Rand Paul, Republican of Kentucky, says President Obama should be particularly wary of domestic spying, given the government’s history of eavesdropping on civil rights leaders such as the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
I suppose his next lecture will be to speak to the Anti-Defamation League about how the Holocaust never would have happened if Jews had more guns.