Brown University To Cover Student Sex Change Operations

What can I add to this?  It appears that the Fluke controversy has extrapolated to sheer insanity.  Tuition subsidized insanity.

“The Brown Student Health Insurance Plan will cover 14 different sexual reassignment surgery procedures for students starting August, reports the Brown Daily Herald student newspaper.” reports the College Fix.

“For female-to-male surgeries, the new coverage plan will include mastectomy, hysterectomy, salpingo-oophorectomy, vaginectomy, metoidioplasty, scrotoplasty, urethroplasty, placement of testicular prostheses (and) phalioplasty,” the Daily Herald reports. “For male-to-female surgeries, coverage will include orchiectomy, penectomy, vaginoplasty, clitoroplasty (and) labiaplasty.”

I think I just threw up in my mouth.  Reading, Writing and ‘rithmatic, has mutated to Raunch, Ridiculousness, and Reassignment Surgery.  Your tuition dollars at work.  As if college didn’t cost enough already.

It was bad enough when incarcerated prisoners got this kind of elective surgery on the taxpayer’s dime, but now it will be applied to college students on the backs of parents and taxpayers, no doubt thanks to the insipid influence of Øbamacare.

From the original story in The Brown Daily Herald:

“Though doctors have declared these surgeries medically necessary, insurance companies typically deem them cosmetic and exclude them from coverage across the United States, Garrett said. Meanwhile, without access to hormones and surgery, transgender people may “face discrimination” because others may not accept their gender identity and presentation, she said.”

Well, it is good to know that their self esteem will be protected at the cost (estimated to reach $50K) of normal student health care.  From the same story:

“The insurance policy changes are part of a broader effort to address University policies affecting transgender students, Garrett said. Other attempts to improve University policies, she added, include training people at Health Services and Psychological Services, creating and disseminating lists of gender-neutral bathrooms on campus and advocating for gender-neutral housing options for students.”

“’I think we have a great reputation as a liberal school that attracts a lot of different students,’ Jennewein added. ‘I’m glad our student policies are now up to par with the student body.’”

Apparently, they are striving to create a lot of students that will be different than when they entered college….

Coming to a college near you?  It may be there already:

“Universities that offer coverage for at least some sex reassignment surgeries as of 2012 include Cornell, Harvard, Stanford University and Penn, according to resources compiled by the Human Rights Campaign, an LGBT advocacy and lobbying organization.”

The inmates are running the institution (of alleged learning)….


Brown beats Obama: Poll

Egads. Not another rookie President. Or is this more ABB! But here’s the poll from Newsmax as reported in the Boston Herald.

The online news site,, reported that Obama leads Brown by 46.5 percent to 44.6 percent among the 4,163 respondents in a poll with a plus or minus 1.5 percent margin of error. Independent voters, who helped propel Obama into office in 2008, favor Brown 48.6 percent to 36 percent.

Yes its Zogby. Yes, it’s Newsmax. But still. Whoa, hold on there cowpokes. He just got elected Senator. But then, maybe people are expressing a preference for an ideal not a person. You make the call and take the poll.

Oh, and remember this post from Steve.

Bush got C’s … Obama probably failed lunch

I am always sensitive to Hitler references because the man was a monster and the memories, still today, too fresh. But this is pretty funny because the analysis is so spot on. So I make the exception. “How do you blow a 30 point lead, in Massachusetts? This was Kennedy’s seat.” He, he, he. (Via Instapundit.) Read more

Scott Brown wins AP projects – UPDATE: Video Coakley concedes

Brown up 7% all night. Now the AP, with 70% of the vote in Brown the winner. The new Scott hear round the world. Congrats Mass. I am so proud of you. I will have the victory speech and concession speech as soon as it’s up. Coakley video below. Brown speech will be separate post as soon as available. Read more

Keith “Bathtub Boy” Olbermann doubles down on Brown

John Gibson at Fox News Radio loves calling Olby “Bathtub Boy”. I guess it goes back to when they worked together, and according to Gibson, Olby was so distressed at Bush winning the election that he went home an soaked in a bathtub. Geeze. But I digress. Read more

The reason behind the Brown ascendancy

Jeff Jacoby, as you know, is a very good friend of the show and a great columnist for the Globe. So if you want to know the reason behind Brown’s amazing rise in the Bay State, you need to go to the man, and he is the man.

Part of the answer, of course, is that Brown has proved an engaging and indefatigable candidate, while Coakley’s campaign has been plagued with gaffes and missteps. Her claim in last week’s televised debate that the terrorists in Afghanistan are “not there anymore’’ suggested a dangerous naiveté on national security, while her huffy response when asked why she has been such a passive campaigner – “As opposed to standing outside Fenway Park? In the cold? Shaking hands?’’ – came across as sneering and elitist.

Take a moment to read the whole column. It’s quick and to the point, and it does not bode well for Democrats who support this health care crap anywhere. Please Lord, let the Democrats continue to sleep walk through 2010.

Brown rally from Instapundit

What a great roundup and one that will cheer you up. Just thought I would bring it to your attention, but here’s a sample.

Whatever you do, don’t get carried away here. A lot of stories about supporters and crowds are sometimes related in the excitement of the moment. Read everything with a “grain of salt”. I know as a former reporter how easy it is to get carried away. You be the judge. OK?

Still, I am impressed. This should be good and I intend to live blog tomorrow night. Well it’s my intention. All depends on Doc orders. Ha! But true. I will not screw up my health this time, for anyone or any cause.

Breaking Down Brown – Coakley – Prediction stands Update: More polls

UPDATE 1: New poll info below the fold. Scroll down.

Ed Morrissey over at Hot Air has taken a look at the latest polls to measure the Massachusetts Senate race … and breaks them down by party affiliation. It’s worse than Coakley could ever imagine.

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