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Joe Biden will become one of our greatest ex-vice-presidents,

Just as Jimmy Carter became our greatest ex-president. He will not go quietly into the night, but will continue to work to improve the world.

On the trolling concerning transgender women using the women's bathroom.

Almost 29 years ago, one of my employees came out to me as a transgender man. I say this only to establish that I have some experience here. (I didn't even know the word at the time).

Notice that the "concerns" are almost always about transgender women using a women's bathroom. This is a red flag to me, that we are still in a patriarchical society. A society which looks at women as possessions to be guarded. A society that protected women, versus guarded, would do much more to prevent sexual assault of women and children.

That said, I will say that bathroom use was a major issue in the case of my employee. My company was wonderful in how they helped ease the transition. My employee voluntarily chose to allow an open presentation and discussion, and to voluntarily restrict his use to a few bathrooms. Note I said, voluntarily. The company would have backed him if he had not chosen this.

I think there is little evidence of transgender women being a threat to other women, but there is certainly danger for a transgender person using a men's bsthroom.

I have been in places which have had unisex bathrooms, equipped with completely enclosed stalls, no separate public urinals. Some public facilities have changed their labels on separate bathrooms to include both genders, rather than one for each. (I've always wondered why men wanted to urinals so publicly). There are solutions which ensure the safety and dignity of transgender people, but there has to be the will to use them.

There is not now, and never will be, a perfect Democratic candidate for president.

Every one has flaws, which are being pointed out repeatedly. Frankly I'm tired of it. Digging up what someone said 15 years ago is not helpful. I want to know what their position is today.

I also want a candidate who can alter course when the evidence calls for it, who can admit error.

I am just happy that we have a number of very good candidates. No one is talking about a Democratic clown car.

I will support, work for, and vote for whomever is the nominee.

Call Mike Pence to tell him you will boycott Indiana.

The governor's office number is 317 232 4567. I called to say, politely, that I personally will boycott the state. That this law is the antithesis of the Constitution's freedom of religion clause It is discriminatory and imposes certain religious views on others. The tourism office is 800 677 9800.

Here's a deal for Senator Tillis:

We won't require food handlers to wash their hands, but a sign must be prominently posted:

"Your food is contaminated by fecal matter because our employees don't wadh their hands".

Sort of like the warning on cigarettes. Maybe include a few pictures of nasty bugs. Wonder how long it would take the few market to shut the place down?
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