Good morning, y’all. We’ve been getting these little one cloud rainstorms. I think the weather drones at the Whiz O Meter call them “popup showers”. It’s kind of their catchall phrase for “it might rain, it might not”. Kind of a prediction ambiguity, in my mind. Predicting popup showers is almost as decisive as predicting that the temperature will get into the 80’s, after a week of 80 degree days. They’re not climbing very far out the limb here.
I tell you somebody who doesn’t mind climbing out on a limb, and then sawing it off behind himself, is lyin’ Ted Cruz. It seems The Cruz has pushed the crazy meter so far to the right that he’s getting all of the media attention currently. I guess it could be the new “presidential” acting Donald Trump, but I don’t think so. Even when The Donald is acting “presidential” he says enough stupid stuff to fill the headlines. I think The Cruz has upped his media game to the point that the major news services feel like they need to stay on his coattails, lest they miss something major. The Cruz is so volatile now he just might set himself on fire or something. The extra coverage just brings up more wacky stuff that might have gotten missed if the news people weren’t 24X7. For example, Bruce Jenner’s trip to the bathroom.
Now, I will be the first to admit that I have all sorts of issues with the conversion of Bruce Jenner to Caitlyn Jenner. These issues are more about a terrific athlete, one who could have beaten me at each and every event, then deciding later in life that he should have been playing for the girl’s team. That’s disturbing to me. Whether or not he feels his gender assignment was right or not is a personal issue, in my opinion, and should have been handled that way. The fact that he has the world’s most aggressive agent promoting his change, and consequently the news coverage, is just tacky. Not quite as tacky as the Kardashian kids, but still real tacky. The firestorm was released when the Kardashian media machine released a video of Bruce going in the women’s restroom, in a Trump Tower, no less. Enter Ted Cruz.
The Cruz wanted his faithful to know that, in a Cruz Presidency, no one was going to be allowed to enter a bathroom that they were not biologically suited for. In front of God and everybody, Cruz opined, “It doesn’t make sense for grown adult men, strangers, to be alone in a restroom with a little girl,” Cruz continued. “This is the height of political correctness. And frankly, the concern is not of the Caitlyn Jenners of the world, but if the law is such that any man, if he feels like it, can go in a woman’s restroom and you can’t ask him to leave, that opens the door for predators.” Ahhhhh, the predators card. I’m glad Cruz played it.
Parents of children of both sexes are always faced with how to handle the potty breaks of little ones before we feel that they’re safe to go by themselves. Mom could be with the son, or Dad with the daughter. Neither parent wants to be caught in that danger zone of taking the child to the bathroom we are “gender assigned” to, but not the child. Or worse, entering the bathroom that is correct for the child, but not for the parent. Then you’ve got the Cruz dilemma of an adult in the wrong bathroom. As the child gets older, this situation gets more and more awkward until we finally decide they’re ok to go to their own bathroom on their own, while we wait patiently for them to return. Billions of parents handle this issue everyday.
It’s only in Cruz world where we have to presume that a trans person is also a predator. In Cruz world laws must be made to preserve the sanctity of gender specific bathrooms, no matter how broken the plumbing is in the other bathroom. Ironically, I bet The Cruz never asked his wife if she had ever used the Men’s bathroom. Heidi is prone to hearing voices, and I bet at some point in time Heidi heard a voice say, “I’ve got to go now and there is no line at the men’s room”. Maybe not, maybe I judge too harshly.
I am sure that The Cruz wouldn’t know a “predator” if one came up and bit him on the butt. I even offer up proof. Here The Cruz is pictured with a very famous predator: