The Internet Is as Furious at Donald Trump’s Horrific Ban on Transgender Soldiers as I Am
Also, a selection of Yiddish curses.
My rage at Trump’s latest disgusting act that will affect countless lives is such that I’m reduced to gnashing my teeth and doing an impression of my late, great grandmother: “THE NERVE,” I keep muttering to precisely no one.
Maybe my cat is listening? “THE NERVE OF THAT FRAUDULENT DRAFT-DODGING CONFESSED SEXUAL ASSAULTER UNDER THREE INVESTIGATIONS FOR RUSSIAN COLLUSION DARING TO BAN BRAVE TRANSGENDER SOLDIERS FROM SERVING THEIR COUNTRY. THE NERVE.”
“Meow,” agrees the cat. “Meowthenerveonhim.”
I want to pull down the blinds and maybe set something on fire, but this feels like a day where it’s particularly important to take in a range of responses. Here’s the pulse of the Internet: they are as equally done with President Grab Them By The Pussy’s sickening discrimination as I am. Let’s read.
This is Monica Helms (far right). She’s a trans women who created the transgender pride flag in 1999. She served in the Navy from 1970-1978. pic.twitter.com/u6zEK2IfVY
— Alanna Vagianos (@lannadelgrey) July 26, 2017
Transgender Americans now in the military have already displayed more courage than their current commander in chief, who never served.
— Jonathan Capehart (@CapehartJ) July 26, 2017
— Chad Griffin (@ChadHGriffin) July 26, 2017
Here is the reality… Transgender Americans are ALREADY serving in uniform, honorably and effectively.
— Vets Against Trump (@Vets_Vs_Trump) July 26, 2017
I can’t wait until Kamala Harris is President.
This is discrimination, plain and simple. I stand with the brave transgender Americans who selflessly serve our military. https://t.co/VGck60O9G1
— Kamala Harris (@SenKamalaHarris) July 26, 2017
First they came for Transgender Americans. But I said nothing because I’m not a Transgender American. Next they came for….
— Susan Eblin (@mckinley0930) July 26, 2017
“THIS PUPPY IS TRANS!” Trump yells right before kicking it. The crowd cheers in a way that sounds misspelled
— Erin 🎶Gloria🎶 Ryan (@morninggloria) July 26, 2017
— Steny Hoyer (@WhipHoyer) July 26, 2017
“I tried to help the trans community,” Ivanka said sadly, remembering the time she told her dad “you should watch Dallas Buyers Club.”
— Ira Madison III (@ira) July 26, 2017
Thousands of transgender Americans serve in our nation’s military with dignity & honor. Trump spits in their eye. https://t.co/rpiM4gzOka
— Eric Swalwell (@ericswalwell) July 26, 2017
20% of transgender Americans have served in the military, compared to 10% of cisgender Americans, and 0% of Trumps! https://t.co/NrXzjLfjkE
— Lori Shad (@shad_lori) July 26, 2017
Thank you, Chelsea Manning.
so, biggest baddest most $$ military on earth cries about a few trans people 😩 but funds the F-35? 😑 sounds like cowardice 😎💕🌈 #WeGotThis
— Chelsea E. Manning (@xychelsea) July 26, 2017
Thank you, ACLU.
There is no basis for turning trans people away from our military. We are examining all of our options on how to fight this.
— ACLU National (@ACLU) July 26, 2017
How about this? Anyone who says trans people shouldn’t be allowed to serve in the military should have to serve in the military.
— Twitnter is Coming (@OhNoSheTwitnt) July 26, 2017
Every single trans person is braver than Donald Trump
— Ike Barinholtz (@ikebarinholtz) July 26, 2017
This isn’t just a military ban. It’s demonizing trans people as medically expensive while we’re in a healthcare crisis. pic.twitter.com/qo9FNUx1AV
— Ana Mardoll (@AnaMardoll) July 26, 2017
Trans Lifeline is a suicide prevention hotline for transfolk by transfolk.
US: (877) 565-8860
Canada: (877) 330-6366
— 🏳️🌈 Marya E Gates (@oldfilmsflicker) July 26, 2017
Trump admin confidence that “the rust belt” will love the trans ban really glides past how Wisconsin elected the first gay senator.
— Dave Weigel (@daveweigel) July 26, 2017
My cousin is trans and served in the Navy on a nuclear submarine and has done more for this country than you ever will, you vile troll. https://t.co/jRYPFIpOas
— Sam Maggs | SDCC (@SamMaggs) July 26, 2017
— The A.V. Club (@TheAVClub) July 26, 2017
Trans people put their lives at risk every day – even more so when they serve. Donald Trump wishes he had their bravery.
— Rep. Keith Ellison (@keithellison) July 26, 2017
The irony: On the 69th anniv of Pres Truman desegregating the military, “Pres” Trump bans trans people from serving “in any capacity.” pic.twitter.com/W8QnhxSrQv
— Charles M. Blow (@CharlesMBlow) July 26, 2017
My trending list right now says Transgender Americans, #MakesThisAWonderfulWorld. I am inclined to agree.
— Chris Thurman (@Thurm23C) July 26, 2017
The President of the United States is a troll who lives under a bridge, wallowing in his own ignorance and cruelty.
I’m thinking about my grandma Rose again, and the colorful array of Yiddish curses she would be lobbing at Trump, if she were here to see this travesty. Imagining my fierce, spirited grandmother—who fought against injustice every day of her life—throwing these in Trump’s face is making me feel a little better.
Ale tsores vos ikh hob oyf mayn hartsn, zoln oysgeyn tsu zayn kop. “All problems I have in my heart, should go to his head.”
Eyn imglik iz far im veynik. “One misfortune is too few for him.”
Zol er krenken un gedenken. “Let him suffer and remember.”
Zalts im in di oygen, feffer im in di noz. “Throw salt in his eyes, pepper in his nose.”
A meshugener zol men oyshraybn, un im araynshraybn. “They should free a madman, and lock him up.”
Vi tsu derleb ikh im shoyn tsu bagrobn. “I should outlive him long enough to bury him.”
Hindert hayzer zol er hobn, in yeder hoyz a hindert tsimern, in yeder tsimer tsvonsik betn un kadukhes zol im varfn fin eyn bet in der tsveyter. “A hundred houses shall he have, in every house a hundred rooms and in every room twenty beds, and a delirious fever should drive him from bed to bed.”
Ale tseyn zoln bay im aroysfaln, not eyner zol im blaybn oyf tsonveytung. “All his teeth should fall out except one to make him suffer.”
Vifil yor er iz gegangn oyf di fis zol er geyn af di hent un di iberike zol er zikh sharn oyf di hintn.
“As many years as he’s walked on his feet, let him walk on his hands, and for the rest of the time he should crawl along on his ass.”
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