Can you tell if this is a parody?

It used to be easy, but in 2019 everything has become a parody.

Actually, it’s not. It’s from the Human Rights Campaign:

The Human Rights Campaign represents a force of more than 3 million members and supporters nationwide. As the largest national lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer civil rights organization, HRC envisions a world where LGBTQ people are ensured of their basic equal rights, and can be open, honest and safe at home, at work and in the community.

And the data comes from this study published in the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships:

Virtually all heterosexuals excluded trans folks from their dating pool: only 1.8% of straight women and 3.3% of straight men chose a trans person of either binary gender. But most non-heterosexuals weren’t down for dating a trans person either, with only 11.5% of gay men and 29% of lesbians being trans-inclusive in their dating preferences. Bisexual/queer/nonbinary participants (these were all combined into one group) were most open to having a trans partner, but even among them, almost half (48%) did not select either ‘trans man’ or ‘trans woman.’

In other words … gays and lesbians have a problem with transgender people as well.

Why would that be?

Maybe because lesbians don’t want to wake up with a penis in this back and gay men kind of have an issue with, you know, va-jay-jays.

And here’s the ugly truth. This girlfriend of Caitlyn might be hotter than a $2 pistol, but she’s still got a penis. No amount of makeup can hide that. Maybe she’s born with it, maybe it’s … Nah, she’s born with it.

Alex Turnbull responded to the latest Alan Jones saga with this sweet tweet. Is this homophobic?

Mental health now the ultimate trump card

Everything now excused by the mental illness trump card:

Canberra Liberals’ move to strengthen hoarding prevention arouses concern from mental health experts.

Here’s the intro:

A proposal by the ACT Opposition to increase the monitoring and penalties for hoarders has been criticised as punitive by mental health experts, who say a crackdown forcing owners to clean up squalid properties could instead heap shame on residents and cause the behaviour to be repeated.

In other words, don’t enforce the law or they might go and break it again … or … don’t make them feel bad about having their land cleared but make them feel OK for having 40 fridges in their front yard.

This is madness.

Dan Andrews steals $1.7 million …

And doesn’t even get a slap on the wrist:

Daniel Andrews’ $1.7 million spend backing Bill Shorten in the federal election has been condemned by both Victoria’s corruption watchdog and the state Ombudsman.

The state government spent about $1.7 million on an “Our Fair Share” advertising campaign at the federal election, accusing “Canberra” of slashing hospital funding.

The television, radio and online ad campaign was slammed by the Victorian Opposition which argued taxpayer funds should not be used for political advertisements.

Billy Joe Shaver (b 1939)