Saturday, March 2, 2013

Girl suspended after refusing to shower with boys

(Associated Posers) - Bellam, Massachusetts – When the new law on transgendered rights in schools was passed, 14-year old Hannah Johnson didn't think it would affect her too much. Just let people do what they want, isn't that what it was about?

That changed after PE class when she was getting ready to get into the showers and spotted a boy undressed in the locker room with her. “I was a bit shocked” she admitted “Since there was just one period to go, I decided to skip the shower. I am not going to shower with boys at school”

It was when Hannah complained to Principal Haram Reese Nelson, that things took a turn she had not expected. She explained that regular boys were pretending to be trannies to get into the girl facilities, because saying so was all they had to do. “They know their parents won't be told, they know they don't have to wear a dress or anything”.

“I was told that I had no choice” Hannah said “I was speechless”

The Superintendent of the Bellam School District said the new law was very clear in the matter “All student must affirm the transgendered. This student did not just fail to address the student as a girl, the chosen gender, but refused to use the facilities with the student in question. We had little choice but to suspend the student for 3 days and request a psychological evaluation.”

Hannah's mother Jessica Johnson was surprised by the suspension and outraged by the psychological evaluation. “My daughter is more sane than they are, they are the ones who are mentally ill”. She tried to get her daughter excused from sharing bathroom, lockers and showers with male students who deemed themselves transgendered but was shot down.

After that meeting with the principal the police showed up and escorted Jessica Johnson and her husband Hank away. “I wasn't even told where they were taken” Hannah said “but I was told that Child Protective Services are investigating whether my parents are unfit.”

Hannah convinced an uncle to file a complaint with the local court, but to no avail.

After the suspension was lifted, Hannah went back to school but waited outside in the hall until a transgender student had finished before she entered. This was seen by a teacher and the next thing Hannah knew she was being escorted out of the school in handcuffs. She was soon charged with a “hate crime” violation for failing to affirm the status of the transgender students.

“They are faking it” A tearful Hannah said “Half the boys in school were planning to declare themselves trannies because they wanted to shower with the girls, it's a huge ridiculous joke. You have boy parts you use the boy facilities that were made for it, it's not hard to understand”

Meanwhile her parents Jessica and Hank Johnson have appeared before the school board offering a written apology for their and their daughters behavior.

“We just want to put this whole thing behind us” Hank said “Including this whole state”

Sequester hits US, demonstrations rock Portugal

Hundred thousand march against Austerity in Portugal rally

(Associated Posers) – LISBON, Portugal – Up to a half million demonstrators in Lisbon and cities across Portugal rallied against a Eurozone bailout of more than $103 Billion. Portugal is to cut its deficit to 4.5% of GDP this year, a target that might not be reachable with an economy set to contract by two percent.

The march included groups of teachers, healthcare workers and pensioners who have been especially hard hit by the budget cuts.

After cutting salaries and pension benefits in 2012, the government this year has declared a general tax increase and expects to impose further cuts of some four billion euros.

“We do not accept the math. We refuse to concede that our country cannot run massive deficits forever without adverse effects” said one of the leaders of the massive demonstration. “The enemy today is a government bent on 'living within its means' and the internationalists offering this bailout package! We do not need or want it, we must keep spending at all costs!”

"This demonstration is a clear sign that 'the troika' and the government are not wanted in this country," said Joao Semedo, the leader of a far-left bloc. “We reject this reality and will live in our own”.

A banner held aloft at the march showed a picture of Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho with the caption: "Today I am in the street, tomorrow it will be you."

Sequestor comes to America

President Obama signed the orders to make cuts in the budget amounting to less than two percent of the annual federal budget. He must find cuts of about $22 billion in the $3.8 trillion the federal government was set to spend before the end of the fiscal year in October.

After weeks and months of dire warnings from the government that were highlighted by the media, no deal could be reached with the opposition Republicans despite a heated, grueling 7-minute meeting with Congressional leaders before he took a golf vacation.

Republicans accuse the White House of over-exaggerating the spending cuts, which they point out is simply a reduction in the rate of growth. “Saying that planes will fall out of the sky, that women and children will be thrown in the streets, that police and fire departments and schools will close was all nothing more than scare tactics of the dirtiest kind.” said Congressman Pwn of Tennessee.

Meanwhile Representative Maxine Waters said that sequestration would cause “170 million” Americans to lose their jobs.

The Washington DC school district is set to lose as much as 0.006% of it's funding and schools in Virginia might lose upwards of 0.02%.

“These massive draconian cuts will lave our children behind” said liberal commentator Piers Morgan to his 80,000 or so viewers.