April 27, 2016 5:36 AM HomePoliticsMaking Wednesday Morning Reads Great Again Making Wednesday Morning Reads Great Again By edatlanta Politics 23 Comments Who missed me? No one? Oh. “Raising the Skate” by Speedy Ortiz. So uh… it is now past time to start saying “presumptive nominee Trump.” lol? One feels disappointed that Atlanta rapper Li’l Yachty’s endorsement was not enough for Sanders to win. Gov. Deal says OK to $2.5 billion MARTA expansion. How Georgia State’s retention grant program keep the dream of college degrees for minority and disadvantaged students. Fellow Atlantans: must you really be told by the relevant authorities to not take a selfie with a wild gator? ATL Fed: Economy grew 0.4% in 1Q. Which one of you scored big at the Dali auction yesterday? Hubble discovers moon orbiting dwarf planet Makemake. Can we just ponder for a moment that it isn’t enough we are now able to properly identify deeper reaches of creation, but that anyone can now access that at any time any where they want? Share this:TwitterFacebookTumblrRedditEmailPrint Related About Author edatlanta 23 Comments drjay btw, there was an election yesterday, but noone seemed to notice–in fact turnout was around 5%. the runoff for the race to fill bob bryant’s seat was won by carl gillard in savannah… April 27, 2016 8:40 AM Log in to Reply Ellynn Well Ed seldom comments on anything outside the loop… I however did notice, I’m just not located in the district to vote. Too bad we have to go through this all over again in a month or so… April 27, 2016 9:10 AM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Creeper Peeper arrested for filming in Missouri female dressing room. But, heyyyyyyy, no prob, right? Yeah, that’s right! Let’s make it easy! Gotta let those who “self identify” into the bathroom or dressing room with YOUR little girl and wife! Incidents like this one are just getting started. http://www.kmov.com/story/29182491/peeping-tom-caught-filming-women-in-brentwood-target-dressing-rooms April 27, 2016 9:28 AM Log in to Reply Lea Thrace Please enlighten me on the following: 1. What this case has to do with being transgendered? Have found nothing so far in which this claim has been made by the perpertrator. Maybe you have other info that I do not. 2) How would any of the bathroom laws currently presented have prevented this incident from happening? April 27, 2016 9:34 AM Log in to Reply Noway2016 I’ll enlighten you on the only real point to be made: The permissive open restroom laws that are sweeping the country will make incidents like this EASIER to do. Some creep says “I’m a woman today” and sleazes into a restroom possibly following you, Lea. Bottom line: To accommodate an emotionally confused/disturbed 1/10th of 1 % of the population, the libs will put at risk 50% (women and girls). You comfortable with that? April 27, 2016 9:52 AM Log in to Reply Lea Thrace The vast majority of the country does not have a bathroom law. So yes, currently people are able to use the restroom where they please. This “open restroom” thing you are talking about is no law. Its a societal norm. That has been fine for years. There is ZERO evidence that transgendered people being able to use according to their own gender has or will lead to more assaults because of pretenders. ZERO evidence. No one has used this imagined defense to commit an assault. So I ask, what is this law trying to protect? Suddenly after years and years of no issues, the pervs in this world will now start claiming to be transgendered to “get away” with their crimes? Since there is nothing currently codifying who can use what restroom in the vast majority of the country, wouldnt you expect that this defense would have been used time and time again to fight charges? Hmm. No evidence that that defense has been used. That tells me that this is a law in search of a nonexistent problem to fix. And please note that YOU brought up this case as a defense of stupid bathroom laws. This case would not have been prevented by said laws. This case was not a result of so called “open” bathroom laws (whatever that means). It was a fallacious leap that you made and I pointed it out. If you are going to be against something, be against it based on facts and not some perceived notion that has ZERO basis in reality. April 27, 2016 10:02 AM Log in to Reply The Eiger (aka the NEOCON Hack) I’m going to play devils advocated here. Let’s apply your two questions and your reasoning to another topic and see if you have the same feelings about how current laws prevent or fail to prevent bad actors from doing bad things. Let’s take the example of concealed carry permits and apply it to this article which I would say has nothing to do with concealed carry permits. http://www.ajc.com/news/news/crime-law/atlanta-police-name-suspect-in-shooting-death-of-b/nq5Sx/ 1) What does this case have to do with being transgendered (a concealed carry permit holder)? Have found nothing so far in which this claim has been made by the perpetrator. Maybe you have other info that I do not. 2) How would any of the bathroom laws (gun laws) currently presented have prevented this incident from happening? What I’m trying to point out to both you and Noway is that you either believe bad people will do bad things regardless of laws or you believe that forcing laws on good people will prevent bad people from doing bad things. April 27, 2016 9:59 AM Log in to Reply Lea Thrace This makes zero sense to me so I’m gonna keep it moving. April 27, 2016 10:10 AM Log in to Reply The Eiger (aka the NEOCON Hack) Of course it doesn’t make sense to you. Just like Noway believes that these transgender laws will make it easier for creeps to be creeps you probably believe that concealed carry permits make it easier to rob liquor stores and murder people. April 27, 2016 10:15 AM Lea Thrace Uh. No. You would be very wrong in that assumption about me. April 27, 2016 10:22 AM The Eiger (aka the NEOCON Hack) Fine, I’ll redirect all of my comments above to Noway. April 27, 2016 10:24 AM Noway2016 This is my final comment on this issue unless there begin to be stories of Creepers like I suggested. I’ll repeat: Bottom line: To accommodate an emotionally confused/disturbed 1/10th of 1 % of the population, are you all willing to put at risk 50% (women and girls). You comfortable with that? I’m not. April 27, 2016 10:27 AM Log in to Reply Three Jack Have to go with Lea on this one Noway. We’ve survived 250 years without government imposed restroom regulations, I think we can manage to keep this one activity free of Uncle Sam’s oversight. April 27, 2016 11:21 AM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Is not gov’t “imposing” a regulation by mandating that transgenders can go into a restroom not of their birth? April 27, 2016 11:54 AM Log in to Reply Lea Thrace Uh. No one has “mandated” that. The only “mandate” around is the one passed by NC legislature. Not to mention the additional stripping of rights (that affect everyone, not just the dreaded gays) that came along with that mandate. April 27, 2016 1:52 PM Log in to Reply drjay i thought it was still ok to go on a mandate as long as you used the proper restroom… April 28, 2016 8:29 AM ScottNAtlanta Last I looked, there were not attendants at most bathrooms, so creeps are gonna creep. A law that harms people that are not creeps is a stupid law. There is nothing that will keep someone out of a bathroom (we arent issuing gender cards you have to swipe to enter). Your argument is stupid. You need to concede defeat and preserve some semblance of you not being a bigot. So much for the small government thing (until you dont want it) April 27, 2016 12:31 PM Log in to Reply Will Durant To accommodate the paranoid that an even smaller percentage than your 1/10 of 1% of the population might want to play dress up in order to view closed stall doors North Carolina called a special session of their legislature to override one city’s ordinances. This is the antithesis of the local control mantra and invokes nanny state to the nth degree. In the process they have lost business and made themselves a laughingstock. It’s probably best to reconnoiter that hill to make sure it isn’t the creation of a very small mammal before you go charging up it. April 27, 2016 2:03 PM Log in to Reply TheManUndertheBridge Fear of Creepers = Tranny in the can = Tyranny of small minds. Noway2016, unwad thy knickers. April 27, 2016 11:58 AM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Damn, I swore I was finished with this. Hopefully this will do it. It’s not the trannies I’m worried about. They are genuinely no threat. It’s the pervs who might use this new tolerance to their advantage by making access to female bathrooms and locker rooms easier. That’s all. I hope nothing bad happens. I’d love to be characterized as overly cautious on this in the end. April 27, 2016 12:07 PM Log in to Reply MattMD_actual None of your scenarios worry me. Like Watergate, it just doesn’t bother me and I have a 18 mo. girl. Hell, I have crashed a women’s bathroom before. When you gotta go…. April 27, 2016 4:09 PM Log in to Reply TheManUndertheBridge People get arrested everyday for taking inappropriate photos and doing inappropriate things, and the incremental POTENTIAL increase in that abhorrent behavior is at best a ‘might.’ And I understand your concern, duly noted. April 27, 2016 12:24 PM Log in to Reply Saltycracker OSHA has a lot to say about sex assignments at birth vs. identifies with. https://www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA3795.pdf I’m not so concerned with a persons bathroom identity crisis and laws as we are quick to react against inappropriate behavior. Also, Men who don’t lift toilet seats while standing or don’t wash their hands should be caned. I’d be more concerned if the PC defining OSHA gets squirrelly about what to call male/female electrical connections and mechanical connections or hermaphroditic train car couplers or androgynous connections….requiring every instruction manual to be rewritten so we can’t understand it or face penalties. It’s all nuts. 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