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Our best friends, Tom and Joe, have been a couple since the Spring of 1980.
They are both hard Right.
They are both hard Right.
All of which begs the question: who is Pride really for? With equal rights for gay people long established, Pride has gradually morphed into a self-satirising celebration of narcissism, where avaricious corporations can pose as virtuous by merely flying a flag and tossing off a few hashtags. Whereas the struggle for equality for those who are innately same-sex attracted was tangible and important, we are now expected to show solidarity for heterosexuals with a kink. This week the British Library decided to celebrate Pride by tweeting about hermaphroditic fish, and holding an event that will ‘celebrate nature in all its queerness’. The very concept of a ‘2SLGBTQIA+ community’ and all its attendant absurdities has made Pride a laughing stock.
A major correction has been issued by the American Journal of Psychiatry. The authors and editors of an October 2019 study, titled “Reduction in mental health treatment utilization among transgender individuals after gender-affirming surgeries: a total population study,” have retracted its primary conclusion. Letters to the editor by twelve authors, including ourselves, led to a reanalysis of the data and a corrected conclusion stating that in fact the data showed no improvement after surgical treatment.
It has been an open secret for some time that there is a crisis of irreproducibility of scientific studies in medicine and other fields. No less a figure than the Director of the NIH, Dr. Francis Collins, wrote that, “the checks and balances that once ensured scientific fidelity have been hobbled. This has compromised the ability of today’s researchers to reproduce others’ findings.” For example, the National Association of Scholars reports, “In 2012 the biotechnology firm Amgen tried to reproduce 53 ‘landmark’ studies in hematology and oncology, but could only replicate 6 (11%).” In 2015 an article was published in Science in which there was an attempt to replicate 100 studies from three well-known psychology journals in 2008. In the original studies, nearly all had produced statistically significant results, whereas in the study replications, only a little over a third produced similar significant results.
This week, the UK Spectator ran a terrifically well-written and snarky piece about pride month titled, “Who is Pride really for?” It was written by Andrew Doyle, a gay conservative commentator and pretend news anchor. I’ll reprint one paragraph to give you a taste, and link both the story and his hysterical “Jonathan Pie” Youtube channel.
From his position “inside the movement,” Doyle, asked this critical question, a question that a lot of everyday gay people are probably also asking themselves:
Here is a link to Doyle’s article.
Here’s the link to his YouTube channel. He pretends to be a British news anchor named Jonathan Pie who is forced to cough up obnoxious woke pablum and then rants about it off camera. You can find tons of them. He started during the pandemic and was a reliably anti-mandate voice of reason.
Warning: generous helpings of adult language.
To be honest, Doyle’s article left me a little chagrined. Not from the quality of his writing, which I greatly admired, but because it showed how out of touch I am, that I have miserably failed to keep up with the latest exciting and groundbreaking additions to the LGBTQIA++ pantheon. In particular, the brand new prefix representing the latest under appreciated grievance group: “2S”.
So, don’t make my embarrassing mistake, unless you want to microagress rainbow people, which is literal violence. You might as well stab them in the left eye with a fondue fork. So pay attention: The correct acronym appends the new “2S” to the front, to make the even longer and impossible-to-remember cryptograph — 2SLGBTQIA+.
I am even more humiliated to admit that I had to look up what the new 2S was for. It’s for “two spirited,” who are bisexual people identifying as Native Americans, and who enjoy integrating pagan old-world spirituality combined with crystal-decorated New Agism into their free-wheeling sex lives.
Please, try to keep up. It’s a terrible burden always being the one to have to explain everything to the group. I’m not complaining, I’m just saying.
And please recall that, if you dare to suggest these nutjobs have jumped the shark on Fonzi's motorcycle and are now parodying themselves without any help from us, you could wake up someday to find your house repainted in candy-colored zebra stripes, the latest victim of the two-spirited mafia.
A tale of two health agency Karens; news about news of Jamie Foxx; poignant and funny anti-Pride article; Target stock still sliding; Project Veritas' lawsuit against James O'Keefe; more.www.coffeeandcovid.com
Daily Wire host Matt Walsh reported Wednesday that some of the nation’s largest transgender “health care” providers are “rubber-stamping” approvals for life-altering sex-change procedures so insurance companies will cover the medical expenses. In an undercover investigation, Walsh and his team discovered how easy it is to get approved for sex-change surgery when one of the host’s producers got a thumbs up for an orchiectomy — a procedure to remove testicles — after just a 22-minute virtual appointment with Plume, the largest transgender health care provider in the U.S.