Pants on Fire

Something has pissed me off. I normally try and be all light and cheery on the blog, but I am fucking pissed off and I know you might be too.

During Donald Trumps campaign, he heavily aligned himself with the LGBTI Community, promising them that he fully supported them. Hell, at the beginning of the year he even went on record saying this….

“The President is proud to have been the first ever GOP nominee to mention the LGBTQ community in his nomination acceptance speech, pledging then to protect the community from violence and oppression.” Read the rest of the article here.

Today, as you may already have heard, Donald Trump does not want any…. “Transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military”

No usually before I set my switch to OUTRAGE, I like a little investigation to take place. I am an evidence junkie. So I did a little digging and here are a few facts that I found.

  • Transgender people are people who have a gender identity or gender expression that differs from their assigned sex. Basically you were born in the wrong body and that is no fault of anyones.
  • Trump is blaming the financial costs. It is estimated that assisting transgender people in the military would cost the government between 2.4million and 8.4 million annually.
  • .000001% of the military budget is spent on transgender support and services.
  • It is estimated that the Military Health spend is about 49.3 billion dollars a year.
  • The American government currently spend $437m million dollars annually on Military Music Bands.
  • There are currently 1,3 Million Americans serving in the military, with just 15,000 being transgender people.
  • Experts say singling out transgender people would violate their rights to equal protection under the law as guaranteed by the US constitution.
  • The REAL boss of the world, Mark Zuckerberg has condemned Trumps plans saying “Everyone should be able to serve their country — no matter who they are.”
  • The Pentagon spends five times more on Viagra than transgender services
  • Lieutenant Colonel Cate McGregor was the most senior transgender person in the Australian army which allows transgender people to serve.

Please take the time to watch Calpernia Sarah Addams explain further. She served as a transgender woman.

Check your pants President Trump. I think they might be on fire.

What are your thoughts on this?

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  • Tracey

    I just cannot even with Trump. Surely we are all living in a world where Ashton Kutcher is going to jump out and yell PUNKD at us all, any moment now? I certainly hope so. This cannot be real life.

    • Well I wish Ashton would bloody hurry up!

  • Hold up, why does the Pentagon have a Viagra budget?

    • Because erectile dysfunction is a real problem.

  • Heidi D

    this is the thing that seriously gets up my nose about politics. When they want you to vote for them they promise you the world, as soon as they are in they find excuses to backtrack 😡

  • I feel like there needs to be a law that if they go back on something they say during campaigns they should loose their job.. it ‘might’ dull down the endless lies!

  • Shan

    Outrageous! I am MAD as hell too! Bully!

  • Caro Webster

    I’m beginning to believe that he genuinely doesn’t remember what he said/says. He is a complete f**tard. Now with Scaramucci there to double down on this kind of behaviour, expect more. Sigh.

    • Equally horrified and fascinated

  • It’s almost becoming like a cartoon world. I just shake my head every time I turn on the news.

    • I am too scared to watch the news these days!