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Unbecoming a lady

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Bob Tur is probably the most famous helicopter newsman ever, thanks to two events. He’s the guy who hovered while Reginald Denny was beaten to a whiteman smoothie during the LA riots of 1992 and he was also the guy who followed OJ’s white Ford Bronco two years later, during the world’s slowest police chase.

Half a year ago, I read a long article in Los Angeles Magazine about Tur flying to Thailand for a sex change op. It’s a sympathetic article and makes Tur sound frightened and shy. Because I read too much lefty journalism and I guess I’m super susceptible to Stockholm syndrome, I caught myself thinking, “awww, that’s nice.”

Bob Tur is also the guy in the video above (screw calling him “Zoey” or using his preferred pronouns, for reasons that will be clear in a moment). You may have seen it linked around the web over the weekend, but you may not have wanted to sit through it to the relevant bit. And you’ve probably been misled about the relevant bit.

Well, weasel to the wescue. The full clip is from some dreadful HLNtv(?) panel show called Dr Drew, the usual seven lefties and one designated righty whipping boy — in this case, Ben Shapiro.

The topic: whether Bruce Jenner deserves the Whooptido Award for Whatever. Shapiro explains that no operation can change the fact every cell in Jenner’s body still says he’s male. At this point, Tor leans in, puts his hand on the back of Shapiro’s neck and says, “you cut that out now, or you’ll go home in an ambulance.”

Click here to download the relevant eight seconds as an avi, if you care.

The point is, the leftosphere is all about how very, very much Shapiro provoked Tor. With basic biological facts. I guess. And I’m over here, like, that is the most stereotypically hyper-masculine overreaction on TV since William Buckely threatened to punch Gore Vidal in his goddamned face.

Woman’s brain in a man’s body? Ehhhh…not so much.

sock it to me

Comments


Comment from Diego Whitworth
Time: July 20, 2015, 6:51 pm

To be fair, Gore Vidal did need to be punched in the face.

 


Comment from Pupster
Time: July 20, 2015, 6:52 pm

She’s kind of a big dude. I’m not going to sit through the whole video because I just don’t care enough, but if anyone puts their hands on you uninvited and threatens you with violence, dress or no, a punch in the goddamned face is on the menu.

 


Comment from Feynmangroupie
Time: July 20, 2015, 9:14 pm

The tiny white boy caused her to feel unsafe and oppressed with his science-y words and frightening conservatism. How else could she protect her delicate nature if not crushing his skull into pulp? Isn’t it how all ladies of a refined air are required to respond? It was either that or a case of the vapors!

 


Comment from Deborah HH
Time: July 20, 2015, 9:48 pm

(It would make a good murder mystery. Male DNA, with female hormones. So does the suspect still look like a “male” or is he/she now appearing as a female. And if “she” laid off the female hormones for awhile, would the blood tests “pass” as male?)

Henceforth I shall refer to Jenner as Jenner and avoid using any pronouns. Jenner is a millionaire, which no doubt bolstered Jenner’s “courage.” As for Tor—a little decorum please. And keep your knees together, even under the table.

 


Comment from BrendaM
Time: July 20, 2015, 10:42 pm

Deborah HH – I was fine tuning my main character when your comment showed up. In my mystery, the gender reassignment was part of the overall plan!

 


Comment from Deborah HH
Time: July 21, 2015, 1:09 am

@BrendaM—oh wow! Gender reassignment as part of the plan. This sounds like a techno-thriller!

 


Comment from Feynmangroupie
Time: July 21, 2015, 1:30 am

BrendaM,

I am certain that using gender reassignment, as part of a plan that does not involve transgender empowerment, is both a macroaggression and transphobic. 😉

I hope this is a book that will be offered for purchase!

 


Comment from David Gillies
Time: July 21, 2015, 1:32 am

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: sincerity of belief does not turn Bruce Jenner into a woman any more than it turns an inhabitant of the local nuthatch into Napoleon. Humouring mentally-ill gender dysphorics, or whatever the phrase du jour is, is as bad as agreeing with an anorexic girl that she could stand to lose some weight.

 


Comment from LesterIII
Time: July 21, 2015, 2:08 am

I think she’s channeling John Lithgow/Roberta Muldoon.

And I’m with Pupster, Take your stinking paws off me you damn dirty ape.

 


Comment from mojo
Time: July 21, 2015, 2:49 am

“You might want to keep those enormous mitts to yourself, honey.”

 


Comment from mojo
Time: July 21, 2015, 2:50 am

PS: Hell, I thought it WAS Lithgow…

 


Comment from mojo
Time: July 21, 2015, 5:14 am

PPS: Hmmm. Seen any crazed lookin’ chooks hanging about lately?

http://t.co/oaozScQOsl

 


Comment from J.S.Bridges
Time: July 21, 2015, 6:06 am

It’s being reported that Shapiro has filed charges against Tur, stating that he was assaulted (which he clearly was), and that Tur made additional threats of violence after the show was over (which amounts to further counts of assault) – the neck-grabbing also amounts to battery, an additional (possible) charge.

 


Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: July 21, 2015, 8:10 am

Huh! The very first comment was the one I was (also) gonna make.

 


Comment from Wolfus Aurelius
Time: July 21, 2015, 2:32 pm

Comment from J.S.Bridges
Time: July 21, 2015, 6:06 am

It’s being reported that Shapiro has filed charges against Tur, stating that he was assaulted (which he clearly was), and that Tur made additional threats of violence after the show was over (which amounts to further counts of assault) – the neck-grabbing also amounts to battery, an additional (possible) charge.
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Good. Use their own “rules” and techniques against ’em.

 


Comment from Mitchell
Time: July 21, 2015, 5:56 pm

I like to call Jenner “The Former Athlete Formerly Known As Bruce”. The FAFKAB.

 


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: July 21, 2015, 6:22 pm

A slight amendment: consensus seems to be that Tur was reacting to the fact (I didn’t even catch this) that Shapiro kept calling him “sir” throughout.

Heh.

Also, it would appear that the “op” I read about was facial surgery. Tur is an intact male down below.

 


Comment from mojo
Time: July 21, 2015, 7:45 pm

“Joe’s Garage” is starting to look scarily prescient.

 


Comment from J.S.Bridges
Time: July 22, 2015, 5:45 am

…consensus seems to be that Tur was reacting to the fact (I didn’t even catch this) that Shapiro kept calling him “sir” throughout.

Two things on this:

1) As observed a bit earlier in the thread: How one clothes oneself, hormone-injects ones person, exhibits (or not…) a particular sort of outward secondary sexual characteristics and/or conducts ones sex life does not alter ones basic, in-born X-Y chromosome structure nor the “gender assignment” that unavoidably results therefrom – in brief: A man’s a man, for a’ that…and the same goes, vice the versa, for wimmins. Mr. Shapiro was merely pointing to reality in the face of Mr. Tur’s flaunted unreality, albeit in a rather mean-minded, passive-aggressive manner.

2) Regardless of any lack of politesse in Shapiro’s manner of addressing Tur, my prior points still stand – it is one thing to be openly impolite in addressing another during a discussion involving “gender reassignment”; by law, it is a much more consequential matter for the another involved to issue direct, open threats and/or make physically-aggressive moves directed at the one, no matter the alleged “provocation”.

Quite frankly, I sincerely hope and trust Shapiro will take it to court and hand Tur HIS overaggressive ass. Whether cross-“gender”, cross-dresser or merely cross-minded, being a nasty, threatening, neck-grabby butthead ’cause somebody gets a li’l snotty deserves to be smacked down – hard and proper.

 


Comment from steve
Time: July 26, 2015, 1:42 pm

@ Mitchell:

I’ve simply started referring to him as Bruce Gender.

 

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