The Men’s Rooms of North Carolina

Donald Steiny Blog, Politics Leave a Comment

Transsexuals are not allowed to go into the restroom appropriate to their gender in North Carolina.  They are extremely beautiful transsexuals, they were all born men. I guess that in North Carolina, we have to refer to them as “men.” I wonder how they would catch them going into the “wrong” bathroom?   Genetic testing?   They have all completely transitioned.  Once …

Populism and demagoguery

Donald Steiny 2016 Elections, Blog, Economics, Politics 3 Comments

One of the characteristics of the current election cycle is the rise of populism.  In modern political science,  here is the definition. “[Populism] pits a virtuous and homogeneous people against a set of elites and dangerous ‘others’ who are together depicted as depriving (or attempting to deprive) the sovereign people of their rights, values, prosperity, identity, and voice” ((Albertazzi, Daniele; …

This stupidity needs to end: Why the Atlantic & NY Post are clueless about Islam

Donald Steiny Blog, Islam, Middle East, Religion Leave a Comment

I have friends that grew up in countries where the Muslims were a minority and socially separate from the rest of the society, and some of them have told me I was naive and clueless for pointing out that there are many societies that are culturally Muslim that are tolerant and relatively peaceful. I understand that their experience of Muslims …