Transgenderism: News Miner 36
Why Jon Caldara is still wrong about transgender pronouns, and other matters.
Last month I wrote, “Why Jon Caldara Is Wrong about Transgender Pronouns.” Caldara graciously invited me on his show, Devil’s Advocate, to further discuss the matter. I thought it was a an interesting and helpful conversation. (Caldara definitely got more bleeps than I did.) I’ll probably have more to say on the general topic over at my Self in Society site, so join me there (if you haven’t already) for updates.
Reification: In response to a Colorado Public Radio story on the employee shortage in Colorado, I Tweeted: “Two things I hate about this [CPR] article: It reifies the state and treats it as a superentity with agency rather than discussing individuals and groups within the state. And it presumes that any market imbalance is a problem for government to solve.”
Rent Control: A Denver Post headline reads, “As rents surge, pressure grows for Colorado to reconsider rent control ban.” I Tweeted in reply, “Rent control leads to less and worse housing—the exact opposite of what we need! If you want lower housing costs, fully legalize the construction and use of residential properties. More freedom, not more bureaucracy and central controls.”
Eggs: Krista Kafer argues that a potential 9% increase in the cost of eggs due to a “cage-free” law is “a small price to pay to ensure that hens don’t live a life of miserable confinement while they produce the eggs we eat.”
Self-Defense: An Aurora mosque is training women in self-defense.
Police: Elise Schmelzer writes, “The Clear Creek County sheriff’s deputy who shot and killed 22-year-old Christian Glass last year had no reason to use any force on Glass because he posed no lethal threat and there was no legal reason to detain him, a law enforcement review of the killing found.” That’s pretty much what I thought since I first watched the video.
Ozone: Sam Brasch writes, “Colorado air regulators announced a major correction to air quality modeling data it planned to submit to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. New calculations predicted nitrogen oxide emissions from drilling and hydraulic fracturing expected in 2023 were likely nearly double the state's original estimates. As a result, those two activities alone appeared likely to account for more ozone-causing emissions than all cars and trucks along the Front Range.”