transsexual military pilot Ortega

American President Barack Obama plans to cut 40,000 troops from the Army's ranks over the next two years.

At the same time, all branches of the military are preparing to lift the ban on transgender, cross-dressing soldiers serving in the military.

According to reports, the Pentagon plans to approve coverage for sex change surgery for the estimated 15,000 transsexuals who are currently serving in the military.

The Pentagon cited the high risk of suicides, sexual harassment and violations of civil rights as factors in the decision to lift the ban.

Transsexual military pilot Sergeant Shane Ortega, 28, complains bitterly that she is forced to wear women's uniform that don't fit because she takes Testosterone and other male androgens to increase her muscle mass and give her male characteristics.

The new policy will allow mentally ill soldiers like Ortega to wear the uniform of their choice and to use the bathroom of their chosen gender.

The new policy will also pay for sex change operations for Ortega and others like her who suffer from Gender Dysphoria.

"I'm pumped up," she told ABC News. "At the same time I know this is a small step forward and there's so much more to do."

Ortega said she looks forward to the new policy that will pay for her expensive hormone shots, while other veterans are forced to wait months or years for basic healthcare.

"It’s a human rights, health care issue," Ortega said.

The new military policy apparently does not include mental health therapy for these conflicted soldiers who can't accept who they are.

Mental health counseling is considered homophobic.

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    • HappilyNappy

      None of this sounds right.... I think ur reaching Sandra....please don't banned me ??

    • EasyBreezy

      Great-day-in-the-morning! Tew, too much for a Wednesday. TTYL!

    • A.P. Millz-CT

      What/???????????? Why am I missing Bush?? I want this MAN out of office ASAP!!!!!!!!! Do you people know other countries are laughing at us??? These libertards are ruining this country!!!! I am p!$$ed off.

    • http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3k0zs0_don-t-eat-me-cat_animals pettlepop

      OMG, boy to girl, girl to boy

    • Phillybruh

      Leave then.

    • Phillybruh

      The Military only pays for services that are diagnosed while in the military. They are responsible for you for the years you enlist if your diagnosed with cancer while enlisted they pay for it, your their property.

    • yallcrazy

      Well I be damn. And I cant even get this unnatural facial hair lasered for free. This don't make no kinda sense

    • Billy

      ok, a sergeant is NOT a pilot.

    • Sassy24

      Bye clown.

    • A.P. Millz-CT

      LOL! I see you are one of the ones I speak of.. Idiot.

    • A.P. Millz-CT

      You first!

    • iWasteTime

      UM!
      I read the write up and followed the links in the write up and only place where I see that it is Obama's doing is on this here blog.
      #bringbackmydub she would be here with the civics lesson

    • SummerBaby

      They need to find away to do something about my Sallie Mae debt. ?

    • MotherOfDragons, GetOffMyENuts

      Wait...Shane is a woman?

    • iWasteTime

      Have fun in another country or are you going to stay here and vote for Trump.
      Don't reply to me unless it is clear and thought out

    • Let Your Soul Glow

      Word!!! I hate that bish! Funny how the hackers never hack her ass!

    • Tiffany Miller

      *sigh.... Can I get implants because I feel better as a D instead of a C? I also identify with women that have small waists and large backsides. Things just go too far!!!!

    • A.P. Millz-CT

      50 years behind??? Bahhahahahahahahhahahahaaaa!!! Ok..

      I see you are one of these dumb @ ss liberaltards I speak of.. I am not ok will with mentally ill men walking around with purchased women parts, saying that they are women! I am not ok with Obdumbo cutting $40K of the troops pay for this demonic surgery!!! Messing with the natural order of things will never be ok!

    • iWasteTime

      Shane know she fine as hail!
      Come thru Shane

    • Full Monty

      Chile Ortega need to pay for own darn hormone shots. I lose sleep over my bloated stomach every night, is the government going to pay for my tummy tuck. That would be a no!

    • Yardgirl

      Sallie Mae is the damn debil!!!

    • WHITTYwithWORDS

      That's a little different he is a government employee and a lot of insurance company pay for it...this is not different hun

    • WHITTYwithWORDS

      LMAO...Shane must have been a HARD looking women tho

    • WHITTYwithWORDS

      girl it's NAVIENT for me...smh

    • SummerBaby

      Ortega is swole ASF! What else she/he taken besides testosterone?!

    • Carla

      i agree , so sick of obama

    • L.T.L. Since 2007

      *-*

    • AmericanMade

      10000% agree!!!!!

    • aRoth

      I heard Medicaid was paying for operations for teenagers 15 and up w/o parents consent or some crap.

    • mzwhang90210

      That was once a woman uptop????

    • AmericanMade

      2016 is taking too long!!!! Lord have mercy on the USA.....

    • WHITTYwithWORDS

      Did you read the PENTAGON plan not OBAMA...The MILITARY wants to do it...stop letting Sandra get you.

    • Full Monty

      My point being, is that everyone doesn't like something about themselves, should the government be forced to pay for it and I know a tummy tuck is not the same! This is just going to far!

    • Sassy24

      Clown which is what you are. Cloooowwwwnnnnnnn.

    • aRoth

      Can I just get a personal trainer and part-time (b/c I can do a Meatless Monday) vegan chef and I'll be ok.

    • aRoth

      Dat bitch!

    • MotherOfDragons, GetOffMyENuts

      I did the research. That's a woman.

    • Full Monty

      LOL!

    • A.P. Millz-CT

      BTW! H3LL yeah, I would vote for Trump.

    • Yardgirl

      Navient IS Sallie Mae! Sneaky bastids!! HATE!!

    • A.P. Millz-CT

      LOL! Ok.. If you say so.

    • MotherOfDragons, GetOffMyENuts

      So...do the hormones stop your period? Is a hysterectomy part of gender reassignment surgery? I have questions...

    • aRoth

      Is or was? LOL

    • Rachel

      Yep in Oregon

    • WHITTYwithWORDS

      I know your point but I am saying they are employees, they get the same treatment as in the private sector. If you can prove your tummy tuck is medically necessary then they would have to pay for it ( insurance and short term disability)..Think of it that way...

    • iWasteTime

      Thats why she a fine man ...lolol ... looking like Jason Pitts

    • aRoth

      Where is Anonymous when you need they asses?

    • WHITTYwithWORDS

      Sometimes, most of the time they take everything I believe.

    • WHITTYwithWORDS

      I KNOW...LOL..They tried it

    • AmericanMade

      You ain't Neva lied, he's the worst president!

    • WHITTYwithWORDS

      Of course you would, you probably lack the political understanding to make a proper decision, esp if you fell for the Sandra bait.

    • aRoth

      And they pay your bills, where? Eat your food, how? Sleep in your bed, when? Make you mad, WHY?

    • L.T.L. Since 2007

      So yall gonna tussle in all the posts, huh?
      Ok then.....

    • aRoth

      Because?????????

    • Full Monty

      I wish that would save me $6500!

    • A.P. Millz-CT

      Sandra Bait?? I'm confused... You are on a Sandra da mn blog! Have a seat.

    • aRoth

      ....and it don't stop. and it don't quit. LOL

    • Datsmdubya2u2

      According to the cdc 130 million American lack dental insurance or cannot get acess to dental services but they gonna pay for this. Smh

    • Femme404

      I respect Barack as president but I'd be lying if I said I wasn't sick of his pacifist moral relativist liberal ass. I want him and all progressives that came in with him out of office. I don't care if you are black or white, I want the white house filled with people who understand the concept of rectitude and virtuousness.

    • WHITTYwithWORDS

      lol

    • jeniefrumdabloc™

      What a world we live in smh .....

    • aRoth

      By any other name. LOL

    • Extra Funny Person

      Chitsngiggles
      Girl I don't have time for no alias. You thinking too hard boo boo.
      ^^^^^^^^
      Not to be funny, but isn't this your 15th log in name? So in essence its an alias.

    • AmericanMade

      The fact that you have to ask speaks VOLUMES! I been told time and time again, don't entertain the Obama lovers, they'll drag you down to their level.. Sorry boo boo, I'll heed that advice!!!!

    • mzwhang90210

      I get SOOOO tired of the hate directed at MY president. He gets blamed for everything from global warming to flies farting in church.
      I will be so glad when his term is over, perhaps then that poor man can get some peace.

    • aRoth

      Shane looks like a (Jay)Leno, (Natalie) Nunn love child.

    • Full Monty

      Let the church say AMEN on that one!!!!

    • mzwhang90210

      If you don't get on way from round chea with that gravi SIR!!

    • Extra Funny Person

      I sure hope so

    • zeta4life

      Just logged in to say... U know what Never mind. Let me get back to this Fed job...because this post is all kinds of wrong..and I am too close to this subject matter. Deuces

    • jusstlooking

      I am sorry, no body has time in a war to worry about they BoyToy and worry about they nails. I'll come back later, when it's a less than sensitive topic.

    • jusstlooking

      You are on a DAMN roll today.

    • L.T.L. Since 2007

      ///

    • Let Your Soul Glow

      Your gif library must take up half your hard drive because I swear you have one for EVERYTHING! LOL!

    • mzwhang90210

      I saw your post about the dude that played Martin on the Cosby show.
      Listen..folks got mad when I said Cosby was guilty from the JUMP.
      Rosanne Barr/Arnold..wrote a book back in the 80s. In this book she talked about how a certain AA comedian..was in the public eye portraying a dedicated family man/father..but it was no secret on the comedy circuit how he was smashing groupies left and right. She wrote that the public would be "extremely shocked" if they knew the truth.

      Nobody paid attention to her...and this was what..over 20 yrs ago.

    • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

      Did you take the time to click the link in the story for more information?

    • aRoth

      A MAN THAT FARTS IN CHURCH, SITS IN HIS OWN PEW. Get it? LMAOOOOO

    • aRoth

      Bloop.

    • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

      If I could vote, I would vote for Trump. He can't do worse than these sorry ass politicians you Americans keep putting in office.

    • Let Your Soul Glow

      Really?? I never heard about Roseanne writing that. Wow. Everyone conspired (even if it was by their silence) to keep this man's image in tact. Hollywood is a strange beast.

    • WHITTYwithWORDS

      Let me help some of yall out. When Bush lied about the Weapons of Mass destruction it caused an influx of workers and clivian workers. He was giving most a 4 % raise every year. When is came out he lied and their was no REAL threat, the Gov't was left with all of these extra ppl and running out of money ( Not really) So the have been cutting since Bush left to combat the overages. 40,000 is for the next 2 years and it is budgeting cuts NOT bc of transgenders. It was happening anyway. THANK BUSH.

    • Full Monty

      I feel you on that he does get blamed for everything but this is just a warm up for Hillary. Boy oh boy I wonder what they gonna do with Hillary!

    • aRoth

      Hollyweird is what its called. LOL

    • Femme404

      I'm confused...

    • iWasteTime

      --

    • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

      Yeah, right. Like Obama has nothing to do with the Gay Agenda overrunning this country.

    • Femme404

      Who is this?

    • aRoth

      So no answer as to why YOU think he's the worst president, speaks even LOUDER. Interesting. Fair enough. Take care and I hope you have a BETTER day.

    • mzwhang90210

      LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO...and for that..you shall be be-headed!!

    • L.T.L. Since 2007

      ......

    • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

      The original source called her a pilot.

    • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

      LOL!

    • AmericanMade

      Exactly, and at least he loves America, unlike the current President! Most blacks (not all) but most, see color and free goodies that's why they voted, I saw through this nut job before he was elected by "the people ".. I remember in 2008 when he claimed to support traditional marriage, now look!

    • Full Monty

      giggles!

    • WHITTYwithWORDS

      AND?!?! I CAN READ THOUGH. Its a BLOG not the news....and I have enough sense to do research...You clearly don't..She baited you and you fell...END OF STORY.

    • L.T.L. Since 2007

      A jump drive just for SR. I said a while back yall were going to get tired. But I don't care. Those that don't like it.....

    • Carrington

      Bless y'all hearts for letting Sandra bait you into bull$hit. LOL
      Where does it say that they're cutting those positions SO that they can do that? Y'all read whatever Sandra says and take it as the truth. Do your own research, people. Sandra may have the START of the story, but she's going to twist it to fit HER format - come here to enjoy the foolishness and commune with the regulars... but don't look to this site as your knowledge base. Just don't.
      I'm here for the kicks. Not the news. There's a difference.

    • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

      Please prove where hormone shots are medically necessary. I know women in the military who can't get the military to pay for hormone replacement. So, please, tell me why hormones are necessary for this able bodied 28-year-old woman.

    • iWasteTime

      now you know they are not here for the truth.
      thanks for the education though!
      EYE appreciate it!

    • WHITTYwithWORDS

      IF YOU DON'T SPEAK....SMH, NO SENSE! LOL

    • Femme404

      These plans are a part of his personal ideology. All administrations put people in place who they believe will serve as best in moving the country in the direction THEY want it to go.

    • iWasteTime

      Bae!!!!!!!!

      I got one too !!
      I takes it with me now that Daquan on the blog ..lool! I had a folder but just in case they walk me out ...

    • WHITTYwithWORDS

      Bunch of fish eating the worm.

    • aRoth

      She's saying she doesn't have aliases, BUT she has been logged in under different names, so she does have aliases when she said that she doesn't. LOL

    • Femme404

      I agree.

    • Femme404

      But is "extra funny person" Jenie??

    • mzwhang90210

      I think she'll be glorified. Folks will clamor to say "See..we TOLD you everything was Obama's fault."
      Never mind all the countless POSITIVE things that have happened as a result of him being in office. Chile.

    • Buttercup

      I'll just sit this right here for you.

    • aRoth

      Now THAT IDK.

    • Extra Funny Person

      An old poster, turned lurker, who can finally log in. I am kind of enthralled with this ChitsNGiggles person. 19 lives. She must have cat blood.

    • Liah

      WOW!

    • AmericanMade

      The worst President!!!! 2016 can't come soon enough...

    • Full Monty

      I don't know about that one because she is a woman and will be the first female president. I think these men will go extra hard on her.

    • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

      She probably taking other Anabolic steroid injections like the bodybuilders because, lol, she thinks all men walk around looking like Popeye. She's like Bruce Jenner and Laverne Cox who look like cartoonish exaggerations of women.

    • Femme404

      .........

    • mzwhang90210

      Femme I get what you're saying but listen....

      No ONE person can control this country. Folks act as if President Obama sits up there in the White House and makes/executes all of the decisions HIMSELF and it just isn't so. It just irks me when people want to put the blame on HIM and HIM alone.
      He can't approve things without approval.
      #endindignance

    • Femme404

      Liar...

    • Extra Funny Person

      No. When I used to post many years ago my screen name was Tardy To The Party.

    • Liah

      Don't waste your time or breath on ignorance

    • Chitsngiggles

      I think she means that I'm more than one person at a time. I'm not. I don't have the energy to be multiple people. Now THAT is crazy. But back in the day people came back with new names all the time. It was what we did. *shrugs*

    • Extra Funny Person

      I will be avoiding you. Kind of rude. Just burst out with liar like that.

    • Liah

      #S Don't lie:)!

    • Buttercup

      Oooooh, I see. You don't want to be saved. Welp, I led the horse to water.

    • Datsmdubya2u2

      If they paying for transies to get changed its still tax dollars either way

    • AmericanMade

      Hahahaha

    • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

      Yes, hormones can stop your period. Not all sex change operations remove all internal sex organs. Usually these freaks focus on the genital area because they are obsessed with penis, vaginas and breasts. Freaks like Shane usually choose to get 10-12 inch peens because that is their weird obsession of what a real man is.

    • Chitsngiggles

      I don't have alises. I just come back under a new name. Like you did. We all did it.

    • aRoth

      CAT BLOOD, tho??? LMAOOOOOOO

    • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

      Nothing. Trump is your next president.

    • aRoth

      IDK

    • mzwhang90210

      Yup she sure did call him out. And there was little if any fanfare about her accusations.
      I think the thing is...folks see Cosby as Dr. Huxtable..and forget that Cosby was ACTING!
      What sticks in my craw is...the folks that were screaming from the mountain tops that Cosby's numerous accusers were ALL lying...were some of the same folks that were quick to say that MJackson was guilty.... because "don't that many people accuse you of the same thing..and it not be true."
      Chileeeeee

    • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

      And I was just starting to like your font.

    • aRoth

      Tax dollars get used for EVERYTHING!

    • Chitsngiggles

      So how do they bleed with a penis? Out of their behinds?

    • mzwhang90210

      You could be right grasshopper. LOL

    • Extra Funny Person

      Chaz Bono had the pickle book out to pick his new member according to comedy skit by DL Hughley. Said he probably walked in requesting a big one.

    • aRoth

      I actually tried to use my original name........I just can't remember the password. But thanks.

    • Femme404

      Its the administration, Whang. Its the people he puts on the bench in higher and lower courts, its his cabinet, his appointees...Ben Rhodes...Samantha Powers. These are the people who run the white house and it is their minds along with Democrats in Congress who are putting policies in place that are fundamentally changing the country. I'm not being indignant. I'm an educated person. The jury is in on Obama. He is a far left liberal who's ideology is detrimental to our republic.

    • aRoth

      I just asked a question. Everybody has something to "teach".

    • Phillybruh

      You have been paying for them if they were diagnosed while in the military, the only difference is they no longer have to wait until they are out.

    • Femme404

      Trump won't make it out the primary.

    • iWasteTime

      --

    • Hmmm~?

      Ain't no way in HAYL America will elect Hillary. The moment Hillary wins is the moment that America will truly die. Only people that have a reasonable chance of winning is Trump or Sanders.

    • Hmmm~?

      It's cus he black. People always look for a reason to trash a black males reputation. And Obama is giving them plenty of reasons.

    • GossipKiller

      Priorities are all fkd up.

    • WHITTYwithWORDS

      I don't need to tell you b/c I don't work for the TRICARE approval department or the House of Reps, who vote of such things. Just bc you don't agree on it doesn't mean its not truth. The last time a bill was proposed to approve hormone treatment including IVF; the HOUSE rejected it in 2012 and guess you owned it, GOP. A bill needs to be presented and it needs to be approved.

    • L.T.L. Since 2007

      Sandra coming thru on all the comments like....

    • Femme404

      I've always wondered does a transsexual vagina have sensation?

    • Chitsngiggles

      ............

    • Femme404

      Lol...

    • Buttercup

      Nope, because Jeb is coming for his neck rat nie!

    • WHITTYwithWORDS

      smh....

    • L.T.L. Since 2007

      Who the fukk is the blog DAQUAN? And what does that mean? Don't tell nobody I asked...

    • Extra Funny Person

      This made me cry with laughter. OMG.

    • Femme404

      But when I say this I get dog piled...

    • http://www.tiffanyinthecity.wordpress.com/ Tiffanyinthecity

      I'm all for being yourself, yada yada yada....but I shouldn't have to pay for it. My taxes can't even go to extending unemployment but they can go towards someone fulfilling their dream of being another gender? One is a need, the other is a want. My taxes should only be going to NEEDS. Dang! If I gotta pay out of pocket for LASIK and lipo, this chick should have to pay for her own penis!

    • Femme404

      Jeb is getting my vote.

    • Phillybruh

      Your tax dollars have been paying for services like this for Veterans for years.

    • WHITTYwithWORDS

      I HAVE to laugh at the ignorance..LOL...some of ya'll clearly need to know the basic fundamentals of politics or just...common sense.

    • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose
    • 1/8

      So, the government is giving weapons to troops who are so full of self-hatred, they mutilate themselves to fulfil their delusions? I'm speechless.

    • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose
    • Trey

      ????

    • Full Monty

      And there is no way in HAYL that Trump will EVER EVER EVER become president. Hillary is going to win mark my words!

    • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

      Consider your words marked.

    • mzwhang90210

      Sgt. Shane Ortega is an Army combat veteran who serves as part of a CH-47 Chinook helicopter crew in the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade. At 5-foot-6 and 160 pounds, Ortega is also extremely muscular, can reportedly dead-lift 480 pounds, and likes to compete in bodybuilding contests — especially the men’s physique events. However, Shane Ortega is a woman…at least in the eyes of the U.S. military

      I have searched high and low..but cannot find pre-op pics of this person.

    • Full Monty

      Thank you Aunty!!

    • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose
    • Zizzle

      I did and the linked article mentions nothing about cutting troops or any correlation.

    • Femme404

      Stop.

    • Full Monty

      We shall see 2016!

    • Trey

      So muscle dude in the pics is a female?????

    • Savoy7

      Hey Sandra. Do you still like Mike Huckabee for President? He supports Josh Duggar, the guy who molested 2 of his sisters & the babysitter. SMDH

    • MotherOfDragons, GetOffMyENuts

      Well there goes my policy against paying for dyck...

    • WHITTYwithWORDS

      Child, only to the only who don't know how to use the internet and don't know how things work.

    • mzwhang90210

      Sergeant Shane Ortega lives openly as a transgender man but under current rules, must be addressed as a female officer and wear a female crew uniform.

    • Buttercup

      I think it's too early for me to say, but I don't think this country deserves another Bush,

    • Femme404

      Not fair....

    • YES I SAID IT…

      if Bush was in office, a lot of this crap that Obama is approving and passing would not be happening. I will admit Obama changed a lot of things that needed change but this is one that needs to be left alone.

    • WHITTYwithWORDS

      NoThank you. I already did my research.

    • YouWearItWell

      Many Army troops are being cut along with civilian contractors. It's going to affect many soldiers and families from all ranks along with surrounding cities which will be directly impacted by these cuts.

    • WHITTYwithWORDS

      HHAHAHAHA you serious?...ok...

    • Full Monty

      Okay now! Thank you Mr. Obama!!!

    • http://theempirefiend.tumblr.com/ Bird

      Ortega isn't a pilot. He's a crew chief aka aircraft mechanic. One is an officer and one is an enlisted person. Just thought I'd clear that up. This is too much change too soon for the military. It's not going to work. Ortega might be ok because he has all those muscles, but what about a female that looks like Siya talking about call me a man even though I'm 4'8, 105 lbs. Don't even get me started on cross dressing men. Come on son! I support the LGBT community whole heartedly, but lets not act like they are the only people in the world. We are putting all this money into them and still ain't giving two craps about what's happening in the hood. Obama still my boo, but he doin too much right now.

    • iWasteTime

      I clicked the link.

      Headline states:
      MILITARY MAY FUND GENDER TRANSITION IF TRANSGENDER BAN IS LIFTED

      and the next line states:

      The U.S. military is weighing whether it will conduct or fund gender transition surgery and treatment once the ban on open service by transgender people is rescinded.

      may, and weighing, what to do if something happens though

    • mzwhang90210

      No I was saying that I...ME..I am indignant. *church hug*

      But I get what you are saying. I also want to ask you (respectfully of course) to name one president who's ideology was NOT detrimental? Just one who took this country forward ..100%..with NO adverse effects.

      My stance is...President Obama is not all good. But his all goods outweigh his alleged "bads" in my opinion.

    • Full Monty

      Well Trump has LIVE long enough first. El Chapo lurking!!!!

    • iWasteTime

      ---

    • http://theempirefiend.tumblr.com/ Bird

      I too said you was joshing til I clicked on the link. I can't believe this story is real. I was ignoring the headlines just knowing it was something they were talking about that was never going to happen.

    • YouWearItWell

      According to Gawker, 57,000 positions will be cut by 2018 which includes 17,000 civilian positions and 40,000 soldiers.

    • WHITTYwithWORDS

      No, Up top says 40,000 being cut to pay for 15,000 transgenders, which is more then false. Did the article state those two numbers?

    • NakeyaJ Valued Rose since 2011

      Hello Roses.....I was just downstairs....uhhh yeah, someone sounds like a broken ass record, that needs to be thrown away. Anyway, how are y'all today?

    • mzwhang90210

      Trey..from what I can gather..this is the deal...

      OVER the last decade, Sergeant Shane Ortega has served three combat tours — two as a woman and one as a man.

      Ortega was born female but has lived as a man for five years.

      However under current US military rules, the transgender helicopter crew chief must be addressed as a female officer and wear a female crew uniform.

    • Shira Harding-James

      Every branch of the military does cuts at one point or another. The Air Force did a big cut almost a year ago. It's called force structure, it's for budgeting and believe it or not, it's necessary.

    • iWasteTime

      Sandra hasn't come through with a link to debunk yet ?!?!?

    • WHITTYwithWORDS

      I respect this and its truth.

    • NakeyaJ Valued Rose since 2011

      I have not read all the comments in here yet butterum....this person up top is a girl. So that's that. You wanna be a man? Ok. Do so on your dime and your time. Other than that, they will instruct everyone to address you as a female officer.

    • WHITTYwithWORDS

      Yes my guy was apart of that and was recalled...he had 12 years.

    • WHITTYwithWORDS

      Yes b/c of budgeting NOT bc transgenders.

    • Let Your Soul Glow

      I'm good. Laughing at all these silly gifs and memes. How are you?

    • mzwhang90210

      I dunno what it is.
      What I DO know (and have witnessed)..is that THIS president gets disrespected more than any other.
      This is according to MY observation.
      Why....certain people can't even bring themselves to call him PRESIDENT Obama. Is the reason his race? I can't call it.
      But I do not like it and I don't have to like it!!!

    • Shira Harding-James

      Obama didn't make this decision unfortunately...I thought you guys would of learned by now that the president has no power duh!!

    • iWasteTime

      MILITARY MAY FUND GENDER TRANSITION IF TRANSGENDER BAN
      IS LIFTED
      The U.S. military is weighing whether it will conduct or fund gender transition surgery and treatment once the ban on open service by transgender people is rescinded.
      On Monday, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter issued two
      directives, bringing the Pentagon closer to lifting the Department of Defense (DoD) policy barring transgender persons from wearing the uniform.
      ---------
      Whole lot of if and when

    • Extra Funny Person

      I do not know if I am eligible to speak. I was already called a liar because I am new. But hello to you. Its a good day so far. Almost to the end of mine. And yours?

    • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

      “I’m pumped up,” she told ABC News.
      wait... is that an actual quote? LOL!

    • Extra Funny Person

      All of them, even the ones I have already seen are too too funny.

    • WHITTYwithWORDS

      But up top said....

    • L.T.L. Since 2007

      And you know......

    • Buttercup

      Nah, not yet. I'll wait though

    • Buttercup

      +1

    • Shira Harding-James

      Right. What bothers me is when people give opinions and have no idea what they are speaking of

    • Femme404

      You're right, no president is perfect. Here's my point, America is a center-left, center-right country. You go to far to either side you get the nuts. The tea party and Elizabeth Warren progressives are of the same ilk. Obama is not a nut but he's not a middle of center Democrat(like Bill Clinton)either he is a far left liberal. My ideology and what I believe is the center right so I do believe his bad outweighs his good. I believe he makes us weak aboard with his foreign policy and weak domestically with his economic policy. I don't agree with him socially. The ONLY thing I like that he has done in the last year are TPP and TTiP trade deals with Europe and Asia.

    • iWasteTime

      what I posted came from the link we've been given ....

    • mzwhang90210

      :offtopic:
      Okay..I am off today. I took the day OFF.

      No matter what reason I gave for my absence, (illness...tooth extraction....somebody died..etc..)..the point is..I'm not working today.

      So WHYYYY are co-workers texting me with work related questions????

      Like stop it already!! I'm sick & my granny just died after she had her tooth extracted. Don't y'all get it??

      Leave me alone!!!!!
      #endrant

    • NakeyaJ Valued Rose since 2011

      I'm good. Yeah I saw that too. Welcome!! Lol.

    • NakeyaJ Valued Rose since 2011

      I'm sorry to hear that.

    • AmericanMade

      Muddy waters, no thanks! Bye...

    • just being me

      This is just a bunch of BS .. If you say something bad about President Obama people believe it with no question or logic or even fact checking needed ..

    • Extra Funny Person

      Wait. You lost your grandmother recently due to an extraction? I am so sorry. Condolences. Wow.

    • Femme404

      Ok Jenie...stop.

    • NakeyaJ Valued Rose since 2011

      Jenie!? That's not jenie

    • Femme404

      Long story.

    • Extra Funny Person

      And no matter why you are absent you are totally correct. They really should lay off. They dont know what could be going on.

    • NakeyaJ Valued Rose since 2011

      ?????

    • just being me

      If you are missing President Bush in office after he almost destroyed the US and world then you are a moron !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • WHITTYwithWORDS

      The thing Femme...we have BEEN weak to everyone...behind the times in civil laws, health care, technology, and many other. At what point do you stop with the comfort level and try to move forward...I don't agree with everything but DAMN most of what he is doing the world is like "Took you long enough". We look ridiculous bc we haven't move anywhere.

    • Extra Funny Person

      I have said this already. I am an old poster. This format makes it hard to read the comments but it is down below. Some of the people here are totally off of their rocker. My goodness. Makes it hard to participate.

    • Buttercup

      I'm sorry for your loss, babe. Tell them to get off your phone with that foolishness!

    • WHITTYwithWORDS

      Girl...how you post a link NOT backing up with you said?!?!

    • L.T.L. Since 2007

      ----

    • Extra Funny Person

      Thanks.

    • Carrington

      LMAO!!

    • WHITTYwithWORDS

      YA'll COME UPSTAIRS....LEAVE THIS POST FOR DUST.

    • mzwhang90210

      LOL I'm sorry y'all..I was being facetious. Actually nobody died..and all teeth are all intact. I was trying to be witty.

      My point was..I said I'm not coming in today. So leave me df alone!

      But I do appreciate the fact that y'all e-care.
      Thanks!!

    • Yardgirl

      I LOVE this gif!! Like LOVE!! ---->>*exit that way*

    • mzwhang90210

      BAM!! That was my point.
      Stop it with the "Sorry to bother you..I know you took off today..BUT"

      But NOTHIN!!
      Unless there is a masked gunman in the office yelling "Get Whang on the phone now..or I'll kill every person in here.."
      Y'all should NOT be texting me PERIOD!!!

      Ugggggg. But thank God I have a job to lie to call in from.

    • mzwhang90210

      Thanks Nakey...but I was trynna be funny. Clearly I failed lol.

    • Femme404

      That's mostly socially and I don't care to kowtow to European progressives who think we are backward hillbillies with no culture. Look at where their civil laws, progressive immigration policies, and universal health care has gotten them. My peeve with Obama is his foreign policy...his red lines in the sand...weak nuclear proliferation deals....spurning our allies. When it comes down to it...when you get rid of all the deals and shiny suits and handshakes the world is still ran by brute force. You can't allow China to build islands in the South China sea. You can't allow Russia occupy Crimea. You can't allow North Korea to cyber attack us...ISIS...Yemen...Bashar...the list goes on and on.

    • MotherOfDragons, GetOffMyENuts

      On but off but on topic. That show "I Am Jazz" about the little 12-13 year old boy whose parents allowed him to start taking female hormones when he was like 5 and now lives as a girl premieres tonight. Last night a trailer came on and Dragon13 and Dragon10 said they're looking forward to watching it. DF told them calmly but VERY firmly that they can not watch that show. Dragon13 called him transphobic and he said he can be spend money phobic, vacation phobic, let kids have cell phones phobic, and a lot of other phobics if she wants to be disrespectful of his opinion. ???

    • WHITTYwithWORDS

      lol...what is his fear?

    • WHITTYwithWORDS

      Condolences.

    • iWasteTime

      Disqus is Daquan :lol:
      Take gave it that name

    • mzwhang90210

      Nooo...I what I was trying to convey...was that no matter what BS excuse I used to call out...the fact of the matter is..I called out.
      So stop contacting me about work related stuff.
      I was trying to be flip/glib/funny..but I failed. Sorry.

    • HisLovelyOne

      Bush? What a joke!!!

    • mzwhang90210

      Thanks but not needed mamacita.
      I was jokingly expressing my frustration. Thank you for caring tho!!!

    • Zizzle

      This.

    • HisLovelyOne

      Exactly.

    • shell

      But you cant wear Dreadlocks in the Military....ohok

    • YouWearItWell

      True, it's mostly due to when the military had to amp up troop numbers for the wars; however, it looks really bad when well decorated service members are being forced out of their jobs at the same time as transgender troops are receiving extra benefits not necessary for the U.S.' overall strategies of what the military is actually here for.

    • WHITTYwithWORDS

      Femme, what you want a war? What do you propose he do? How is that OUR responsibility? We stick our noses in stuff and we are bullies, we don't we are sassies. The world is always ONE button from a nuclear war. Bush was gunho and how many lives were lost...Vietnam? Its about shaking hands, sadly.

    • YouWearItWell

      Same goes for the military performing elective surgeries such as breast implants for spouses. That has been very controversial.

    • Beta

      ....

    • Femme404

      No, there are more ways to skin a country than war, but they must respect us. There are some awful men in power, and the same premise applies to corners as it does to countries. Russia isn't refraining from invading our country because of treaties and international law. They aren't invading our country because they CAN'T. These things(problems in other countries) are our responsibility because uneasy lies the head that wears the crown. if we don't do it no one else will and it returns to our shores. We don't secure Yemen...it becomes a safe haven for terrorist to set up and attack us.

    • mzwhang90210

      I sooo don't agree with you. Think about it Femme..how aggressive could he be on ANY policy? I mean really. He was always damned if he did..damned if he didn't IMO.

    • Well.well$well

      What extra benefits?# No shade.. Serious question..From what I read the military is lifting sanctions on transsexuals serving openly in the military.. Shane (the person who the article mentioned) wants to be able to wear a male uniform etc..

    • YouWearItWell

      It is being discussed by the DoD whether the military may fund gender reassignment surgeries. I'm all for transgenders being allowed to serve and wear the uniform that best suits their needs.

    • mzwhang90210

      I saw on a documentary about a female-to-male trans...that the doctors actually advise patients to go a little "extra long" with the penis size because invariably...some portions of the newly created penis will have to be removed.

      Doctors advise that the patients go 3-5 inches above/beyond the penis size that they'd actually be happy with.

      So maybe they aren't so much freaks as they are patients adhering to doctor's order?

    • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

      You believe it now? It's unbelievable that the Pentagon is even considering enlisting people with a known mental disorder. Obama has gone too far.

    • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

      Budgeting? Did you say budgeting? As in no budget? But they can find budgets to make Frankenstein monsters out of the mentally ill?

    • Shira Harding-James

      I didn't say that I agreed, I'm just telling you what it is

    • Hmmm~?

      Couldn't have said it better mahself. We probably would've been better off with that dumbass Romney or even McCain. I really do like the Obamas as people though (I LIVE for Michelle), but Barack just ain't a good president. Sad how the first (half) black President was a flop.

    • andrice

      Its all good til it aint. Im thinking if you're struggling with your physical identity, your tail needs to stay stateside, as a civilian and work that ish out..
      .but that's just me.....

    • Li

      But what Sandra is showing is that the cuts will save $$Million but at the same time, accommodating Transgenders will cost money, therefore negating the cuts.

    • Li

      Does the military pay for breast implants? I think our government/military has gone looney.

    • dtorres1

      They may be used for whats coming Marshall Law.... Theres a bigger agenda behind these cuts... unfortunately the world is watching the Kardashians and the white house rainbow while we are getting ready for WW3, and an economic collapse.....

    • Pam Winstead

      Your titles are just like Fox and other media. You say bullcrap that pulls in the reader to some lame mis i formation.

    • YouWearItWell

      Military doctors will perform breast implants on spouses at military hospitals for free along with other cosmetic surgery.

    • Tysion

      Obama isn't in charge of a damn thing. Not even himself. He's a figure head that's it, he has no real power. He has a boss just like a everyone else and it ain't the public. Presidents are SELECTED NOT ELECTED. All of the presidents are realted to each other except for maybe 1. Bush and Obama are cousins through his mother.

    • Dr.Rue

      Obama can you do something about student loans and the high levels of unemployment? Lots of recent grads would like to work - some are even trans

    • barbeez

      This was all a conspiracy. Get a blackish president in and black people will follow like sheep. Obama has done nothing for the black race, yet homosexuals have gotten everything and Mexican illegals are all of sudden citizens. smdh. Now...now... the strongest army in the world will be filled with she-males.

    • barbeez

      Is it just cosmetic or because of a mastectomy?

    • barbeez

      We have 963 days left of his buffoonery. WORST PRESIDENT EVER!!!!

    • barbeez

      She has the right to vote for whoever she wants. This is a Democracy...remember???

    • BRING THE PAYNE

      Chyle this one yank me down!!!who ever this is has absolutely no PHUCKS allocated to what ever they are being faced with...I feel them completely!:'))))

    • WHITTYwithWORDS

      No what Sandra stated that 40,000 are laid off to pay for reassignment surgery which is false furthermore the pentagon is THINKING about allow it, didn't say it was set in stone...the senate/HOR have to decide that.

    • dtorres1

      I didnt see our president honor our country on July the 4th. I saw it when Gays could marry. Such an interest in the LGBT community...This is a mockery at this point... I will vote Trump if we have a president in 2016. A new agenda is coming. We are losing our freedoms and others are getting them. But god willl not be mocked it will back fire.....

    • dtorres1

      VOTE TRUMP 2016! We want our Country Back.. Hes obviously speaking truth because everyone is fighting to bring him down. We need someone like him to speak the truth...

    • WHITTYwithWORDS

      No Russian CAN invade us, we aren't untouchable as ppl think, Russian doesn't invade bc we are a superpower the gamble would be too great but that does mean they don't have the means, that's why they fight close to home. One most be careful when entering someone else's backyard ....We live a very sheltered life and WE aren't equipped for war on our soil and believe me that will happen if we go into their yard; they will come.. I agree something needs to be done but it doesn't fall at our President's feet. We just lost 100 of thousands of lives to Weapons of Mass destruction.....but Our president is only as weak as his house (senate/house of rep) that is where the problem lies.

    • ???

      Ummm those ARE aliases.

    • ???

      BOOM!

    • AmericanMade

      *church hug* lol

    • Letmecommentbeforeicant

      Trump for president and Paula Deen for vice huh…
      Trump would ignore minorities, women and middle/lower class citizens. As a black woman, in college, I couldn't deal with another Bush.

    • Zihoov

      The military does not pay for elective breast implants. They will pay for reconstructive surgery of the breasts after an event such as a masectomy. And that is hard to get them to cover.

    • http://suzar.com/BOTW/BOTW-ch1d-pages7-8.html Staci Elle

      Sex not gender.....

    • AmericanMade

      That's right....... TRUMP 2016! He's speaks the truth and doesn't feed into the Pc society ,I'm sick and tired of these sugar coated politicians, tell people what they want to hear for votes, Enough Already, restore this God given country back!!!!!

    • Mary Dorsey-Driskell Waller

      Pure propoganda.......

    • Enoughsaid2020

      That's not true. They always planned on cutting the troops, once they started pulling out of Iraq.

    • Genia W-m

      Such a misleading title. Obama isn't cutting anything. Each branch has a budget and THEY decide what gets cut. The military always cuts their troops when searching for money. In the early '90s they cut forces so deep there were not enough troops for the Iraqi war a decade later then the army recruited any warm body, mental issues and all.

    • Genia W-m

      American Made, I guess you've never educated yourself about anything and changed your mind? That's what Obama did and admitted it to it about gay marriage.

    • Genia W-m

      That person doesn't know. That's why he/she can't even answer the question.

    • AmericanMade

      Nah hunny he did that for Christian votes, I'm educated on that! Nice try though, I was waiting on that comment from someone...

    • Coco

      Abomination = obamanation !!

    • eljjai

      really? So that army wives can look fly? ain't that a...
      On second thoguht, I need to get myself a soldier, nd get the "kim Kardashian" treatment, our boys deserve to come home to smokin wives.
      *rolls eye*

    • eljjai

      well damn, I'm halfway to a marine base to snach myself a husband with them benefits

    • http://eatabagofdicks.com Mayor McCheese

      And Muslims hang out with Jews and eat bacon on the down low.

    • Meme81

      I agree with you. All these people who 'knew' ish are almost as guilty as Cosby himself. You knew he was raping women and said/did nothing? O.k.

    • aRoth

      I KNOW!

    • sunni_daze

      It's a sad sad world we live.

    • MsEducated

      As a veteran I'm disgusted at this post..ignorance is bliss...smh

    • Sincerity7

      This is going to be a mess. #ijs

    • suganspice68

      He sure has and I am so disappointed in him for that.

    • suganspice68

      She looks like a guy.

    • ???

      A Roth - stein hey nah! I see you got eyes?so peep the Tippietoes troll name #source if you need details inbox me dahling and I gotcha.

    • aRoth

      Who dis?

    • Bryan Baccari

      If they start to pay for sex changes and not pay for IVF services, I'm going to be extremely upset.

    • BuyAmerican

      this is very sad. america is becoming a nation of losers and girly men. we are doomed! liberalism will be the death of a once great nation.