Monday, February 26, 2007

Judicial Misconduct

Nope...I'm not talking about Florida Judge Larry Seidlin, who sobbingly pronounced his ruling Thursday in the dispute over where Anna Nicole Smith should be buried.

I'm referring to New York City Judge Sheldon Rand who ruled that New York taxpayers will foot the bill for Brian Lopez to become Mariah Lopez.

In a ruling to be released Thursday, Manhattan Family Court Judge Sheldon Rand said the city must provide the subsidized snip because the woman wannabe, identified as Mariah Lopez, had been in the care of the Administration for Children's Services as a youngster.

Subsidized to about $20,000 worth of taxpayer money.

The judge said the agency has a duty to pay for all "necessary" medical care to the kids in its charge.

Necessary? Since when is a sex change operation necessary? What other "necessary" operations will taxpayers have to pay for?

Butt implants? Liposuction? Lip Augmentation? If a doctor states it is necessary for the mental health of the patient then Judge Rand's ruling could open a floodgate of other "necessary" operations.

Rand ruled that Lopez suffers from a diagnosed gender-identity disorder and that surgery is the recognized treatment.

The city has already paid for a laser hair-removal procedure around Lopez's genital area...Yuch!!

Brian...umm, Mariah suffers from a diagnosed gender-identity disorder and that surgery is the recognized treatment, the judge's ruling, which will be released Thursday, read, The New York Post reported.

"This court has recognized that gender-identity disorder is a real condition and there is a real solution to it and people don't have to suffer from it," Rand wrote.

"I don't think it's hit me yet. The consequences are so far reaching," a jubilant Lopez told The Post after learning of her(?) victory in the legal battle, which started before Lopez was 18 and cared for by ACS.

Lopez's father, who lost custody when she was 6 because of his drug use, said, "She's my son-daughter, I love her.
-I bet he loves not having to fork out $20,000 even more.

Lopez told of feeling like a girl trapped in a boy's body at 6 years old.
"I didn't know I was a boy. It was a rude awakening. I thought you could choose your gender,"


At 8:40 AM, Blogger Urban_Infidel said...

Only 20 grand for penile snip, butt, lipo, boobs, lips, lazer genital hair removal [uch!] etc..?

Man, that's a bargain if ever there was one. Where are they/we sending him/her for the operations, Mexico?

OUCH! Ain't gonna feel good!

All this for a freak and we can't get Bloomie to give us back our neighborhood firehouse.

At 8:49 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think that the judge is suffering from Judicial Stupidity Disorder (JSD) and needs a brain transplant at State expense as well...

At 9:15 AM, Blogger Brooke said...

I can think of much more economical ways to mutilate a convicted felon... >:)

Oh, and what Farmer said, except I'd go for a mere frontal lobotomy, which is sure to be a marked improvement.

Now THOSE would be well-spent tax dollars!

At 11:32 AM, Blogger Mad Zionist said...

"This court has recognized that gender-identity disorder is a real condition and there is a real solution to it and people don't have to suffer from it".

And just wait until Obama Ben Hillary gets us put on the universal healthcare plan. We'll be waiting 18 months for bypass surgery so a transvestite hooker can speedily get gender altering surgery.

I am disgusted with the world that I live in.

At 11:52 AM, Blogger WomanHonorThyself said...

Judicial Stupidity true and yet even worse...wheres the morality in all of this?.Oh wait..there is none.

At 2:39 PM, Blogger American Crusader said...

Judicial Stupidity Disorder?

I guess New York taxpayers will have to foot the bill for his treatment also.

At 4:12 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It would be pretty cost-effective given the number of stupid rulings he might make over the course of a year...or fifty.

At 7:36 PM, Blogger American Crusader said...

But then multiply that by the number of stupid judges...

At 6:23 AM, Blogger Gayle said...

I am scheduled to have some serious and extremely expensive dental work done, and my insurance company isn't going to pay for all of it because it's not considered "necessary." If I don't have some bone built up I won't have any teeth, but that's beside the point. I haven't thought about taking it to court because I'm sure unless I'm a total fruitcake wanting a sex-change operation or some other wacked out surgery, I won't get anywhere.

Many of our judges have become a complete and utter joke. Using our tax dollars in this manner is unconscionable. The money spent on this operation would be much better spent on a frontal lobotomy for the judge. I would happily contribute to that!

At 6:42 AM, Blogger beakerkin said...

This is a waste of resources.

At 8:04 AM, Blogger FreeCyprus said...

Adding or deleting a penis is NOT "necessary" medical care for children (or adults for that matter)

At 9:28 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

They need to just cut off his balls with a pair of pruning scissors, cut his penis lengthwise, and then turn it inside out for his boyfriends' use.

This is sheer insanity. Why don't the people of NYC stand up and protest against this?

At 10:46 AM, Blogger nanc said...

this is not at all unusual - california prison systems have been paying for this sort of thing for at least twenty years that i know of. the difficulty is where to you put an inmate who's only gone halfway in their change.

can you say "special treatment"?

At 10:39 PM, Blogger Freedomnow said...

Lopez said, "I thought you could choose your gender."

A sex change is not going to help Lopez get a grip on reality.

For that much, we might as well spring an extra $20,000 to give Judge Rand a sex change. That will help him make clearer decisions about necessary medical costs.


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