I do not live in VA Delegate Bob Marshall’s District (13th House District), but have contributed to his campaign.
Bob Marshall is a stalwart conservative voice in the Virginia General Assembly, a committed Patriot, and a good and decent man. He has been reelected 13 times.
As you may know, Marshall is being challenged by a 33 year-old self-described transgendered woman, Danica (née Dan) Roem. Roem plays in a heavy metal band, which she describes as a “combination of thrash metal and melodic death metal.” [I’m not sure what that means, but it doesn’t sound edifying.]
Perhaps you heard Danica Roem interviewed recently by Larry O’Connor on his WMAL radio program. I came away from that interview thinking that Roem was a very confused person, claiming not to be making her transgendered status a campaign highlight, while making her transgendered status a campaign highlight.
If elected, Roem not only would claim the title of first transgendered person to be elected to public office in Virginia, she also would be the first openly transgendered state legislator in the country. Maybe this is why out-of-state contributions are pouring into her campaign.
During a recent interview (linked below), Roem said about her heavy metal band, “I am a vocalist. I don’t like to say singer — singer is for people who sing well. I have a microphone and I yell into it.”
Imagine her amplification if she becomes Delegate Roem.
Here’s the Daily Mail article. And another piece in The Daily Beast.
Let me say that I wish Danica Roem well, however she wants to live her private life. But, as a candidate for public office, she appears to be pushing a public transgender agenda, which I do not consider appropriate or healthy.
Finally, here’s a link to Bob Marshall’s campaign website, if you are inclined to donate. He is facing considerable headwinds from out-of-state $$$$.
Thanks for your consideration.
That’s twice where you claimed Danica Roem made her status as a transgender the centerpiece of her campaign, when in fact it was Bob Marshall who made Ms. Roem’s status as a transgender the centerpiece of his campaign while she focused on actual issues. Did “The Bull Elephant” get its name for being a site that posts articles that favor Republicans but are not true?
Danica promised not to take any money from special interests but immediately broke his/her promise when a guy on the other side of the country gave $115,000. What other promises will Danica break? If $$$$ is what Danica wants, then he/she will certainly stab voters in the back and approve the bi-county parkway because developers will line Danica’s pockets if they can sway that vote! His opponent, who is the current delegate, has been fighting against the bi-county parkway FOR THE PEOPLE of the 13th District. When a candidate breaks their own promise before they are even elected, that’s not a good sign.
We do have many different forms of music now, “daisy metal”????
There are lots of categories of music I’m sure we are both unaware of. Why does this make you angry?
Danica Roem’s top donors are listed here, https://www.vpap.org/candidates/285913/top_donors/ Her number one donor is the county executive of Milwaukee, Chris Abele, who has given Roem $115,000 and who has not paid state income taxes since 2001. http://www.jsonline.com/story/news/local/milwaukee/2016/07/31/chris-abele-hasnt-owed-state-income-taxes-14-years/87899990/
A person who has not paid State Taxes is contributing to a Candidate who desires to set Public School policy?
We must question shim about this and shims’ other legislative proposals. It may be a few sticks & berries short of a full basket.
We have been given a opportunity of two fold with this race. You have a format to make this happen;
You are in position to have *all* Republican sitting State Senators and Delegates to contribute $1,500.00 to Delegate Marshall Campaign
If there are any Dems that counter these contributions call them out. Go after their seat next election cycle.
Take a step further and solicit any Dems that do not contribute to the gender bender.
Looking at the picture, which one is the candidate ?
They all just look like dudes to me, rockers, and none looks particular “female”.
Oh … and then there’s a caption under the picture I didn’t see ..
Does this Company make electrical transformers?
The very masculine man on the far left.
She looks different now, very pretty. Look at her campaign pic. Stunning!
the president doesn’t look like a politician either… so what’s your pointttttttt
“Pushing a public transgender agenda”? What does that even mean?! You are the one that wrote an entire article that fails to mention a single policy issue. I’ve heard her speak and it has been almost exclusively on transportation issues. It’s Bobby Marshall that is OBSESSED with the her gender.
If the GOP continues to be a party that hates people that are different and focuses on issues like person’s taste in music it will keep dying.
Also, you are terrible writer lady – don’t quit your day job.
“Her gender”? You have lost touch with reality. Dan Roem cannot become a female human. It is genetically impossible. Another impossibility is Dan’s solving 28’s traffic problems, since they are wholly within the power of the BOCS to solve. Bob Marshall understands this, just as he understands that Dan Roem IS a male, and will not indulge the mental illness displayed by his opponent, by referring to Dan as “she”. So Dan has the operation to make his exterior appear female. Will he grow a set of overies? A uterus? Will he ovulate and mensturate? Will he go through menopause? No amount of artificial hormones and plastic surgery will change the fact that his DNA, his blueprint says “this is a male human”.
Again – GENDER and SEX are not the same thing…
“GENDER and SEX are not the same thing…”
Sure they are, dictionaries throughout the past few centuries say the same thing …
Here, for example, is Webster’s dictionary 1810’s definition of gender (as it pertains to this issue) – “2. A sex, male or female. Hence”
Here, again, is Webster’s dictionary 1828’s definition of gender – “2. A sex, male or female. Hence,”
The definition and etymology read the same throughout American history
It’s only very recently that you get this kind of BULLS&^T out of Webster’s dictionary “2 a :sex, the feminine gender. b :the behavioral, cultural, or psychological traits typically associated with one sex”
That’s what you get when SJW’s infect something … confusion were there was none.
Sorry you think it’s bullshit. I call it progress. This thinking will not revert – it will only progress.
I really don’t understand the problem. Why is it so threatening to you that another human thinks of their identity in a different way?
The women’s movement used to argue for the same freedoms as men, and now argues for “protection” as if they were Victorian women in need of fainting couches, women who need to be protected from ideas and language. You’ve got minorities arguing FOR segregation (which is completely amazing, King is probably rolling over in his grave at that one). You have people literally arguing against free speech in the home of the free speech movement, Berkeley. What do you mean you don’t want to “revert” … Democrats are REVERTING all over the place … the Democrat party isn’t progressing ANYWHERE.
I love independent thought .. I just don’t like moronic BS.
BTW, I’m glad we have quickly moved past your whole “you’re all idiots who don’t know what the definition of gender is …” on to you admitting that you’re changing the definition of the word, that you are trying to “progress” past the old definition. I don’t know if you meant to concede the point, but I’m very glad you did, now we can focus on WHY you feel the need to change the definition of words that have been in the language for centuries …
Aren’t you the same person that wrote some weird comment below about not using “whom” and “shall” anymore? You are super confused.
I’ll accept that as your concession on all the points I made, thank you very much. You are smart for not arguing the point, cause you’d lose that all day long.
You’d call a growing tumor “progress”. I’d call it “cancer”. First you normalize out-of-wedlock sex. Next you nomalize homosexuality. Now it’s on to “transgenderism”, and then you will move to pedophilia. Woe to you who call what is evil “good” and what is good “evil”.
lol “out of wedlock sex”. Who are you? are you old or just super religious?
Pedophilia is non-consensual, I am against non-consensual sex.
Nambla wants to lower the age of consent. That’s part of the LGBQT-P agenda. Keep pushing, that’s what they do. Destruction of the traditional family and marginalization of the Church are just phase-lines to be crossed by “progressives”.
lol, now i know your are just joking… you had me going there for a bit.
Do you know that GENDER and SEX are different? Read a book.
Read a book written by WHO ? Because that makes ALL the difference. If you insist that we read a book written by a true believer in Leftist faith, yeah, we’re going to get definitions like the one I posted earlier.
You can’t be so willfully ignorant that you don’t understand that what you are taking so much for granted was actually CREATED very recently. About half of the population of this country has no idea what you’re talking about when you say there’s a difference between gender and sex … but you really already knew that, that’s why you’re having to teach the rubes right now, because you aren’t stating the obvious at all … you’re here to push a point of view, and to do so disingenuously, as if it were already accepted by everyone except the person you’re debating against, like they’re just dumb, or out of the loop. Well, guess what … you’re the one who is in the bubble, you just don’t see it because you’ve been there so long.
And unrelated .. .why do all of TBE’s trolls insist that they were once GOP and aren’t anymore because they’re disillusioned, or because the GOP let them down. I’d have a lot more respect if they just came in here with a straight “SANFRAN_LEFTIST” or “HILLARY_2020” name and be honest about it.
So you’re upset about “whom” vs “who”, in an age where “whom” sounds as antiquated in speech as “I shall” … yet, you’re perfectly okay with completely changing the definition of the word gender. How “progressive” of you.
I’m not upset.
Gender: Masculine, Feminine, Neutral. Sex: Male, Female. Dan(ica) Roem is a male who uses cosmetic and artificial means to achieve a more feminine appearance. Dan(ica) Roem was “assigned” his sex by God or Nature, as his DNA is that of a human male. Thousands of years from now, an archaeologist could dig him up, and from his bones determine he is a male.
Many people use “artificial means to achieve a more feminine appearance”, i think that is the point. duh. you are super weird.
Some people use religion to justify forcing people with vaginas to wear dresses or cover their faces/heads. You are using religion to say humans with a penis cant wear a dress. I think both are equally reprehensible.
“You are using religion to say humans with a penis cant wear a dress.”
One side of this debate thread is arguing that XX / XY chromosomes are a thing, that you can use objective measurements to understand what sex AND gender someone is, that DNA matters, etc.
The other side of this debate thread is saying that those things don’t have any bearing on the discussion, that its all about what someone thinks and feels that determines their gender, that because this view has become popular and a lot of people believe and write about it, that makes it true, etc.
Which of those sides of the argument sounds like science, and which one sounds like religion and superstition ? I think that’s pretty obvious.
Welcome to the regressive Democrat movement, where science isn’t a thing, and all that matters is how everyone feels about everything.
Danica Roem IS a female human and understands traffic far better than Bob Marshall, which is why she’s a delegate now and he won’t be.
I’m sorry, but I cannot see the correlation between traffic engineering and having one’s wang hacked off to satisfy some paraphilia. Perhaps you could enlighten me?
There isn’t one. My point was that she knows how to fix traffic, and the voters cared about that, not about her being transgendered.
Roem has spoken often of transgender issues, one of which is allowing students to use whichever bathroom/locker room they wish. I raised two boys, and I know that at certain ages they would have loved the opportunity to “feel like a girl today” in order to be able to use the girls locker room and sneak peeks at the girls when they undressed..
She also believes that kids should be able to participate on the sports team of their choice, despite the fact that boys still have higher testosterone levels and therefore have a physical advantage over the girls. Even ignoring all the other ramifications, this gives the transgender male ➡️female an unfair physical advantage over the other girls.
This is one of the dumbest things I have ever read. This is not about sexuality, it is about gender identity. If you really think that your boys would go into a girls locker room to watch them undress for sexual pleasure w/o those girls consent – then I think you need to talk to your boys about consent.
Apparently you have not raised sons. Boys will do quite a bit to “sneak a peek” when they are around 12-13. I would be more concerned about one who didn’t rather than one who does. Those boys are now in their 40’s – I don’t think I need to talk to them about anything, but I thank you for the suggestion anyway.
You really think it’s ok to watch someone undress w/o their consent?
I didn’t say it was okay. I said it was normal for healthy adolescent boys to act this way. There are lots of things about adolescent boys that I’d rather not witness, but I’m realistic enough to admit that it’s normal for such behavior to happen.
I’ve come to the conclusion that you have to be a female due to your ignorance about male adolescent behavior. If you don’t believe this happens, you’d be truly shocked to hear some of the other stuff that’s normal for adolescent boys.
At least I hope you’re a female. If not, you have my pity.
For the love of the Almighty! Please don’t EVER refer to Danica Roem as “she” or “her”. Danica Roem IS a confused person. I would venture to say that “transgenders” are suffering from a mental-disorder. How else would you describe someone who cannot discern between fantasy and reality? Do not indulge and reinforce the delusions of these very troubled individuals. No matter how many hormones they take. No matter how long they grow their hair, or how they dress, or operations they have to mutilate their exterior features, a new drivers license, etc. they cannot change their DNA. Danica Roem is a human male. No amount of ignoring reality or indulging fantasy can change this.
Does she make you have funny feelings? Like your attracted to her but you think that makes you gay?
Are you 15?
Ms Martin, I think it’s time for us to have substance abuse testing legislation brought forward for our Senators Delegates and potential candidates in Virginia.
Will shim be out at the polls on Election day?
Polls , funny ha ha not funny queer.
Actually I have great pity for Dan Roem, who is obviously mentally ill. I have the same type of pity for Jocelyn Wildenstein, the woman who destroyed her face to look like a cat, or that guy who had himself tattooed from head-to-toe and had his toungue split to look like a reptile, or Maria Cisterna, who made herself to look like a Vampire. They aren’t a cat, reptile, or vampire. They are people who cannot become that which they covet, no matter what they do to their bodies and neither can Dan Roem. They seek the unattainable, and they need mental help, not indulgence of their fantasy.
“They seek the unattainable, and they need mental help, not indulgence of their fantasy.”
You could be talking about Dan’s supporters here, because they are under the collective delusion that if they put enough money into this race suddenly this district is going to rush out and vote him into office over Bob Marshall.
Personally I think people are going to be amazed at the giant ass stomping this candidate is going to get, I don’t even think it’ll be a contest, no matter how much money they drop.
Why do you call Robert Marshall “Bob” but can’t respect Danica’s wishes to call her Danica?
If you met a person and they said call me T.J. would you continue to call them Thomas because that’s what their parent named them? Even if they legally changed it?
If you met someone named Ian and they said they pronounce it ” I – en” would you keep calling them ” E – en”?
The only one who got his ass stomped was Bigot Bob.
Man you must feel dumb right now
I pity you for being closed minded and scientifically ignorant. According to DSM 5 transgender people are not included in BDD. So your above comment is inaccurate.
and I pity you for being a bugger.
Even the medical community gave in to pressure regarding classification, but a change in the book has done little to change the minds of most doctors. Most still consider transgenderism to be a psychological disorder called gender identity disorder or gender dysphoria.
There’s a huge downside to reclassification because those who are confused about their gender identity and want to see a therapist no longer have a diagnosable disorder to justify treatment. This means that the individual seeking treatment either has to pay for the visits personally, or the therapist must find some other excuse to justify treatment. As a result, those who want to see a therapist sometimes feel they cannot.
Those who seek only medical treatment such as hormones or surgery will find that very few MDs will provide the treatment. Most consider it foolhardy to validate the patient’s false beliefs.
If a transgender male ?female goes into any doctor’s office, the person’s chart will always identify him as a male. Physicians are not persuaded by non-scientific ideas. They go by one’s DNA.
As a (retired) medical professional, I am well aware of the prevailing attitudes among the medical community.
Especially sad given the already VERY HIGH suicide rate among Transgendered people goes up even higher post-surgery (source: Long-Term Follow-Up of Transsexual Persons Undergoing Sex Reassignment Surgery: Cohort Study in Sweden)
True, the suicide and attempted suicide rates are far higher among transgenders than in the general population, and higher than in the gay community. This is true for those who have and have not had surgery to change their appearance.
Sorry, but anything that gives you a 41% chance of attempting suicide in your lifetime is probably a mental problem. If you don’t like that statistic, take it up with the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention who publishes the statistic. Compare that with a 4.6% chance among the average population.
Bob could have beat the Vampire or Reptile. The Cat would have been tougher, but he still would have won.
Danica Roem is a female. Your post is nonsense.
Danica Roem is a biological human male. Regardless of how many hormones Danica takes, or cosmetic procedures he undergoes to mimic that which he covets, he cannot change the fact that his DNA says “male”. If Danica’s bones are dug up by some future paleontologist, his remains will be identified as a human male.
Gender and biological sex are not necessarily the same thing.
I try in vain over and over to try to communicate to my Democrat raised family members just how weird and “out there” their party has become, and they never listen. Thanks for this, maybe I will volunteer or contribute to Bob Marshall. Disgraceful that Virginia even has this Dan/Danica freak running for delegate. Also, there was a video he/she put out, where it is popping hormone pills in the bathroom.
The Democratic party has become a carnival sideshow …
Um, have you watched the news lately? Trump is a hot mess and whole party is fighting.
Considering you defended a bigot over a reasonable and rational candidate, is it any wonder they don’t listen? Bob Marshall was the one who was out there, not Danica Roem.
Some time back my wife had shown me a sign that someone had hung.
It was posted on Facebook.
Kennedy put a Man on the Moon
Obama put a Man in the girls bathroom.
Kennedy had affairs with other women.
Obama is a devoted and monogamous husband.
Kennedy was president when humans went to the moon.
Obama was president when Osama bin Laden was killed.
Kennedy is spelled with K.
Obama is spelled with an O.
this is a dumb game.
“Obama is a devoted and monogamous husband.”
Clinton is a rapist, and socialized with other rapists, namely Wienstein. Wiener is a sexual deviant pedophile. Menendez hired underaged prostitutes. Jerry Studds had same-sex carnal knowledge with an underaged congressional intern. Obama is a closeted gay (according to certain gay advocacy groups). What do these individuals have in common? All engaged in sexual pursuits that fall well outside of “normal”. Note, I didn’t mention affairs. Politicians have engaged in “cheating” for as long as there have been politicians. These individuals behavior falls well outside of the norm. Some might argue a mental deficiency, kinda like “deciding” they are female, when they are in fact male, and then expecting everyone to accept this fantasy, and all are liberal democrats; ergo, Liberalism is a mental disorder.
You can call out Bill Clinton and Weinstein and Trump all you want for being sexual predators, I agree. Disgusting, all of them. But the Obama gay stuff is just tinfoil hat stuff. What are you reading? Did you not learn what a credible source was in school? The failure of our education system is so evident…
Obama is half American,
Importing poverty, he did.
America is not the release valve for World Poverty.
I disagree with the world citizen idea.
Half American? you mean half “white”. You all ALL gross, and ALL racist.
No, I don’t think that he meant “half white.” I believe he meant exactly what he said: “Obama is half American.” Obama’s mother was American and his father was Kenyan. Therefore, Ameri…canwork meant what he wrote. That was evident to everyone who isn’t obsessed with race.
But your mind immediately jumped to race, even though he spoke only of nationality. And then you jump to the conclusion that everyone (except you, presumably) is racist. I’ve noticed this is something you do frequently. I hate to break it to you, but someone who sees everything through the prism of race is the very definition of a racist.
Not his REAL father — see TrevorLoudon.com
But Obama took men out of the girls’ bathroom…