Daily Archives: May 10, 2016

The last action hero

Phil Scott wants you to know that he’s working hard, always on the move, living a life full of action. Or so it would seem, based on a press release from his campaign entitled “Week In Action 5/6/2016.”

And what an action-packed week it was. By his own account, Phil Scott spent the week talking, shaking hands, sitting, talking some more, casting a vote, and… um… talking.

The self-described “highlights” from his Week In Action include:

— Standing in the Cedar Creek Room to accept the endorsement of 54 Republican lawmakers.

— “He shared an in-depth approach to leadership” and “introduced his plan to restore faith and trust in government” — by posting material on his website! (Well, chances are someone else did the posting. And the writing.)

The above item is entitled “ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS.” And it’s about WORDS, for Pete’s sake. The Scott Campaign: Where Irony Goes To Die.

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Bathroom panic in Vermont

Seems to be a little confusion down Chester way. Officials at Green Mountain Union High School have barred a transgender student from using boys’ restrooms. In response, a couple dozen students staged a protest on Monday. WCAX:

Recently a transgender student, who identifies as a boy, was told he could no longer use the boy’s bathrooms at the school.  A complaint from a fellow student prompted the school’s decision.

… As the protest unfolded outside, school officials claim they have been ahead of the issue of supporting students’ rights, including the LGBT community. The school has six gender neutral bathrooms. The trans student was told to use one of them.

Yeah, kid, go use the Weirdo Bathroom. That won’t create a stigma.

On its face, this would seem to violate the legal principle that “separate but equal” isn’t the same as “equal.”

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