June 29, 2016

"Misty K. Snow is the first transgender nominee from a major party to run for a U.S. Senate seat and she shares the distinction of being the first transgender person to run for Congress."

"Misty Plowright, a transgender woman, claimed the Democratic nomination in Colorado's conservative 5th House District on Tuesday."

Reports The Salt Lake Tribune, confusing me on first read. I was thinking why did the last name switch from Snow to Plowright? Eventually, it dawned on me that there are 2 Mistys, one in Utah, nominated for the Senate, named Snow, and one in Colorado, nominated for the House, named Plowright.

Transgender people are choosing their own names, but is there some reason why Misty would be a popular name for someone making a distinct, personal statement of a desire to be seen as female? "Misty" is most notable to me as the great song. Look at me....



Johnny Mathis is still alive. I'm reading the awkwardly written Wikipedia article about him...
Mathis was misquoted [sic] in a 1982 Us Magazine article, where he was quoted as having said, "Homosexuality is a way of life that I've grown accustomed to." However, he made no further comments on this, and Us Magazine later retracted the statement. In 2006, Mathis revealed that his silence had been because of death threats he received as a result of that 1982 article. On April 13, 2006, Mathis granted a podcast interview with The Strip in which he talked about the subject once again, and how some of his reluctance to speak on the subject was partially generational.
Johnny Mathis is 80. I hope he's doing well.

I doubt if the modern-day Mistys, Snow and Plowright, chose their name because of the beautiful old song. I'm thinking it was more likely the influence of Misty May-Treanor, the volleyball star, or Misty Copeland, the ballerina. It could have been the pornographic Mistys, Rain and Stone. There are so many Mistys....



ADDED: The song "Misty" was written by Erroll Garner, who played it in an ultra-schmaltzy style that's quite enjoyable....



Johnny Mathis heard him play it and said if it had words, he'd sing it, and that's how we got all that "kitten up a tree... puppet on a string..." business.

And speaking of names, Garner is a fine last name, but don't let me catch you using "garner" as an ordinary verb as if you think "get" isn't a real word, in sentences like "He's playing you guys like a fiddle, the press, by saying outrageous things, and garnering attention," which is something Jeb Bush said about Donald Trump. Donald Trump will never say "garner" for "get," and it's interesting to think of Trump playing the fiddle with his famously short fingers, and I was just thinking about Trump's short fingers as I watched Erroll Garner play the piano so gloriously with what are startlingly short fingers.

64 comments:

damikesc said...

So they want to elect a clinically insane person. Got it.

They are all the way fucking in with trannies, aren't they?

Sanders people, remember, they could do what YOU want easily enough if they wanted. See how they're treating trannies? If they liked you, they'd do that for you, too. But you idiots will keep siding with them anyway.

Johnathan Birks said...

Maybe they're all Clint Eastwood fans...

tim in vermont said...

Misty Plowright? Did she take her first pet's name and the name of the street she grew up on?

Ann Althouse said...

@damikesc

Check out the next post, the new one, above this one. I put it up for you.

sunsong said...

I voted for Misty here in Utah. It will be a fun race against Mike Lee, Ted Cruz' most ardent supporter :-)

tola'at sfarim said...

First openly transgender. Caitlyn was the first transgender to win a gold medal though

David Begley said...

What if Snow won in Utah?

Ignorance is Bliss said...

...influence of Misty May-Treanor, the basketball star...

Misty May-Treanor wass a beach volleyball star.

tim in vermont said...

Misty Plowright should marry Dewey Cox.

Ann Althouse said...

"Misty May-Treanor wass a beach volleyball star."

Oh! Sorry, but I wasn't blissfully ignorant. I totally knew it was volleyball. Don't know what made me "typo" basketball, other than that I type basketball with some frequency and never volleyball.

Ignorance is Bliss said...

Classic Misty May Treanor with GWB picture

Bob Ellison said...

My porn name is too good to even type here.

Eleanor said...

But is Misty Snow a bastard?

damikesc said...

Sorry, professor, but "transgender" is identical to anorexia. Just as a trans "really believes they are the 'wrong' sex", an anorexic REALLY feels they are fat. It's a condition to treat, not celebrate.

John Henry said...

Misty to the main stage please,
Misty to the main stage

Alright folks, give it up for misty!


Misty is a great stripper name.


John Henry

John Henry said...

Is Misty really a transgender or just a cross-dresser like Bruce/Caitlyn.

Unless he has gotten his dick chopped off, she is still a he.

John Henry

EDH said...

She instead has campaigned on a progressive platform and promised to aggressively challenge Lee, whom she has repeatedly called "loathsome."

Beware anyone who would apply the same "loathsome" label to Misty.

Reminds me of Chris Farley's "GAP Girl".

"Lay off me I'm starving."

n.n said...

The first transgender/crossover. There have been transgender/homosexuals that preceded him. We are well aware of the trans-socials (e.g. Clinton), but I wonder what other subclasses of the transgender spectrum disorder will appear in the public forum.

Ann Althouse said...

"Sorry, professor, but..."

You missed my point. You should be asking which way are you crazy?

Which, by the way, is what Jesus said in Matthew 7:3-5 (exact translations vary).

Deja Voodoo said...

It could have been the pornographic Mistys, Rain and Stone.
The Opening of Misty Beethoven is the Pornographic Pygmalion, deservedly on every list of the best of the Golden Age of Porn.

Ann Althouse said...

My "porn name" would be a better English professor name: Perry Chaucer.

John Henry said...

Another things that grinds my jaws:

What the Hell is a transgender woman? In this case it is clear from the story. In other cases it is unclear whether it is a woman transgendering to pretend to be a man or a man transgendering to pretend to be a woman.

I wish there were some clearer nomenclature. But I suppose that would defeat the purpose, wouldn't it?

John Henry

damikesc said...

My way of being crazy isn't celebrated by society nor is anybody expected to humor me anywhere under the threat of law.

It's not comparable.

Curious George said...

"Transgender people are choosing their own names..."

Go figure.

Darrell said...

What the Hell is a transgender woman? In this case it is clear from the story. In other cases it is unclear whether it is a woman transgendering to pretend to be a man or a man transgendering to pretend to be a woman.

Worse than the old terms of he/she and she/he.

Roy Jacobsen said...

"Unless he has gotten his dick chopped off, she is still a he."

Correction: Even if he has gotten his dick chopped off, he is still a he.

Ann Althouse said...

"My way of being crazy isn't celebrated by society nor is anybody expected to humor me anywhere under the threat of law. It's not comparable."

You're talking about law, and I'm talking about Jesus.

n.n said...

John Henry:

Unless he has gotten his dick chopped off, she is still a he.

Even then, he is still a he with a catastrophic anthropogenic gender change (CAGC). What are they teaching in "sexual education" classes these days?

Well, that is bothersome, but the real catastrophe is the normalization of pro-choice or selective exclusion by transgender/homosexuals, transgender/crossovers, female chauvinists, Democrats et al. The virtue of a pro-choice religious/moral philosophy is that there are no inconvenient principles to block your progress (e.g. elective abortion or "final solution", Planned Parenthood, [class] diversity, "="). Truly loathsome.

Roy Jacobsen said...

Wait one minute. Johnny Mathis received death threats over that single (misquoted) sentence?

What kind of nut job thinks that's death-threat-worthy?

Curious George said...

"She (Misty K. Snow) has called for a $15 per hour minimum wage, paid family leave, legalized marijuana, criminal-justice reform and free or reduced tuition for higher education, a platform inspired by presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. She said her goal is to boost working-class people such as herself. She's employed as a cashier at a Harmons grocery and hasn't gone to college, partly due to the cost and partly because she wasn't sure what career path she would like to take."

Dude, if you are 30 years old and a cashier the "career path" decision is made.

damikesc said...

I'm discussing the story in the headline. About a Congressperson with a mental disability winning a nomination. Didn't know we were discussing Jesus here. But he would also love the person who is afflicted but wouldn't champion the affliction.

cubanbob said...

Misty K Snow.....that just begs for the Laslo Treatment.

Eric the Fruit Bat said...

Misty used to be one of those standard fake names for a stripper.

Maybe it still is.

I really wouldn't know.

William said...

Apparently some men think that they were born with the wrong sex characteristics and are trapped in the wrong body. Then there are other men who have a sexual fetish about dressing up in women's clothes. They derive gratification from this act and only play dress up on special occasions. People who are into nuance can recognize and respect these differences. Other people, not into nuance, do not wish to take the time and trouble into parsing the fine differences between cross dressers....It's very confusing. I think cosplay is kind of hot, especially when women dress up as Wonder Woman with a little light bondage. I suppose cross dressers deserve the same tolerance, but what about furries. Furries seem to have a fetish about safe spaces. They dress up as safe spaces. Would you let your child use the same bathroom as someone who dresses up as a panda bear?.......There are many vexing moral issues involved in the whole subject of cross dressing.

John Henry said...

Roy,

You are quite right about him still being a he even after having his dick chopped off.

I was referring to the seriousness of Misty's pretense to being a woman. Unless she has had it whacked, she is just a cross-dresser

TwilightofLiberty.com said...

Ladies - don't complain about the patriarchy if you're unwilling to defend yourselves against patriarchs dressed as women who take your Homecoming/Prom tiaras, MMA victories and Congressional seats, among other things.

LarsPorsena said...

Blogger John Henry said...
Is Misty really a transgender or just a cross-dresser like Bruce/Caitlyn.

Unless he has gotten his dick chopped off, she is still a he.

John Henry
_________________________________________

Corection...Has he gotten his balls chopped off. It's the sack ,not the wand, the makes the magic.

William said...

Addendum: People who struggle wth their weight should not dress up as Wonder Woman. The Panda Bear look is something they could pull off, however.

Laslo Spatula said...

Misty Explains It For You.

I am truly at peace with myself now that I am a Woman.

In fact, being my True Self fills me with such good feelings that sometimes my penis gets erect.

Now I know what you are saying -- Stop, stop -- but my penis is a Woman Penis. I am a Woman, and I have a Woman Penis.

Sometimes I walk down the street and just want to shout to the World "Suck on My She-Cock!" I am that Proud.

In fact, I love it when someone sucks my She-Cock, especially if they also tickle my She-Balls: yes, I am a Woman, a Woman with Woman Testicles.

While I have not sampled this personally, I expect my Woman Semen tastes more feminine than Male Semen.

OK, that's a lie: I have tasted my Woman Semen -- I was Exploring, there is nothing wrong with that.

Being a Woman, it is good to Explore my new-found needs.

Sometimes I like to Explore at the Bus Station late at night: there usually is someone who is willing to Explore with me.

People who hang out at the Bus Station at Night can be very Understanding: I've only been beaten up once. There are always those who feel insecure when they discover the She-Cock.

I like Life better this way. I punch my self in the stomach much less than I used to.


I am Laslo.

damikesc said...

. People who are into nuance can recognize and respect these differences. Other people, not into nuance, do not wish to take the time and trouble into parsing the fine differences between cross dressers....It's very confusing.

I think most don't care and resent, heavily, being forced to care.

MadisonMan said...

She's employed as a cashier at a Harmons grocery and hasn't gone to college, partly due to the cost and partly because she wasn't sure what career path she would like to take

A better choice than a lawyer for elected office, all other things being equal.

Graham Powell said...

No mention of Play Misty For Me?

John Henry said...

Lazlo is apparently unfamiliar with Chyna, the wrestler.

She is a woman born but has a woman penis. Actually a clit the size of a small banana but pretty close to a penis.

Caution: Once seen it may be hard to unsee this:

http://tse4.explicit.bing.net/th?id=OIP.Mdf6fe47ac21848cc7b7f627c5ff902d9H0&w=252&h=188&c=7&rs=1&qlt=90&o=4&pid=1.1

Laslo Spatula said...

Give this man satin undies, a dress, a sweater and a skirt, or even the lounging outfit he has on, and he's the happiest individual in the world. He can work better, think better, he can play better, and he can be more of a credit to his community and his government because he is happy.

Glen did wear the dress to the Halloween party. He even took first prize. Then, one day... it wasn't Halloween any longer.

Just how does one go introducing your friends to your brother when Brother's wearing you best sweater, your skirt, and makeup to boot?

Would you be surprised to know that this rough, tough individual is wearing pink satin undies under his rough exterior clothing? He is. Then there is your friend the milkman who... who knows how to find comfort at home.

Female has the fluff and the finery, as specified by those who design and sell. Little Miss Female, you should feel quite proud of the situation. You of course realise it's predominantly men who design your clothes, your jewelry, your makeup, your hair styling, your perfume. But life, even thought it's changes are slow, moves on.

The Truth Was Out There.

I am Laslo.

Curious George said...

" MadisonMan said...
She's employed as a cashier at a Harmons grocery and hasn't gone to college, partly due to the cost and partly because she wasn't sure what career path she would like to take

A better choice than a lawyer for elected office, all other things being equal."

I have no issue with any honest work. I appreciate the cashiers at my Pick N Save...at least the good ones. I just have an issue with a 30 year old tranny who says he's a cashier "partly due to the cost and partly because she wasn't sure what career path she would like to take."
It's bullshit.

EDH said...

"Winston, do you remember writing in your diary that freedom is the freedom to say a penis and two balls equals a male?"

Real American said...

These weirdos demand respect but do bot give it. They perpetrate a fraud and insist everyone else not only play along but shut up about the truth. Disrespectful!

Justin said...

@Real American. What's "the truth"? And can you please explain what a "Real American" is?

Unknown said...

"Ladies - don't complain about the patriarchy if you're unwilling to defend yourselves against patriarchs dressed as women who take your Homecoming/Prom tiaras, MMA victories and Congressional seats, among other things."

Why? They're no threat to genetic women. Amusing that anyone would think that women should take offense.

Bill said...

Saw Johnny Mathis a few years ago at the Skirball Museum in L.A. He didn't sing but looked great.

Mary Beth said...

Did she take her first pet's name and the name of the street she grew up on?

Stripper name or the way to find the answer to two common security questions to access email or other accounts? (I'm not accusing tim in vermont of trying to social engineer his way into anyone's account, just pointing out that harmless internet games aren't always harmless.)

damikesc said...

Why? They're no threat to genetic women.

In a straight-up athletic contest, men will dominate women. By significant numbers. The best female athlete in any sport couldn't compete with even a mid-level male athlete. That's why we HAVE female sports --- because they were not remotely competitive in male sports.

And you are, apparently, part of the "Women are only tits" brigade.

JAORE said...

Based on some of the recent Congresscritters, a cashier job demonstrates more than enough smarts to serve(sadly)

But I believe I'd bet on the incumbent.

Michael K said...

I prefer "Play Misty for Me" which was Clint Eastwoord's first movie he directed that showed how good he was at it. It still scares the shit out of me watching ti.

Not Sure said...

Transcription error. It's actually "Ms. T."

Smilin' Jack said...

Misty Plowright, a transgender woman...

Still not sure if that means a bearded lady or a dude with tits. Either way, nice to know our Congress will soon be full of the kind of people who used to be relegated to carnival sideshows.

cold pizza said...

The fact Snow got the D nomination means nothing in Utah. 630K registered R, 130K registered D. Come the election (sorry, Lazlo), Lee's not going anywhere. It's a sign of D desperation and marginalization in Utah that they'd nominate a clown to lead their circus. -CP

damikesc said...

How is this not an E! Reality show?

TwilightofLiberty.com said...

Unknown said...
"Ladies - don't complain about the patriarchy if you're unwilling to defend yourselves against patriarchs dressed as women who take your Homecoming/Prom tiaras, MMA victories and Congressional seats, among other things."

Why? They're no threat to genetic women. Amusing that anyone would think that women should take offense.
~~~
Really? You don't think women are harmed when a man who really really deep down inside thinks he's a woman (not cuz he actually is a woman but based on what he's observed of women through his experiences with them, you know, gender-as-a-construct-type stuff) takes things traditionally reserved for women? Scholarships to college for female sports should go to men dressed as women? Should gov't small business contract set-asides for women go to men dressed as women? Show me a war on women and I'll show to you transgender rights or whatever its called.

Gusty Winds said...

The two transgender candidates are in won Democrat primaries in predominately conservative areas. Its a set up so the Dems can say the conservative voters are ____phobic.

Put up a transgender candidate in a purple or competitive area, and this might be impressive. At this point, it doesn't look like the liberal primary voters are serious about it.

Gusty Winds said...

Misty Plow, that's my name, that name again is Misty Plow.

Gusty Winds said...

You know what, on second thought, these two people might be exactly what Congress needs. It can't get any worse at this point.

MadisonMan said...

But can Misty Snow lose the smell of fish?

That young sea-faring bold and daring
Big bewhiskered, overbearing, darling Misty Snow


(apologies to Rodgers and Hammerstein)

wareagle69 said...

Sorry, but the only Misty I'm at all interested in is the marvelous composition by Erroll Garner. What a unique and gifted virtuoso this man was. His style on the piano was immediately identifiable. Johnny's vocal of Misty remains my favorite out of all his hits.

To hell with Misty Snow, bring on more Garner and Mathis.