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Friday, January 17, 2020

A convicted sex offender in Michigan is heading to prison for 10"20 years after being caught with child pornography on his computer. What makes this case interesting is the defense that 45-year-old Joseph Gobrick offered in court. Speaking to a judge at his sentencing hearing, Gobrick claimed that he has a First Amendment right to look at child porn. He also claimed that he identifies as an eight-year-old girl.

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"I've always been an eight-year-old girl,'' Gobrick contended. "Even in my drawings and fantasies, I am always an eight-year-old girl. ... There are adults having sex with me in an online forum as an eight-year-old girl."

The judge apparently did not find this argument persuasive. No reasonable person would. But an obvious question is raised here. Why exactly can't Gobrick identity as a young girl? On what basis can we deny or disqualify his self-identification?

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Walsh is wrong - I did not see this coming.

#1 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2020-01-17 04:03 PM | Reply

The judge apparently did not find this argument persuasive. No reasonable person would. But an obvious question is raised here. Why exactly can't Gobrick identity as a young girl? On what basis can we deny or disqualify his self-identification?

Idiot Walsh answers his own stupid question before asking the stupid question. Wow.

It's not rocket science. The sex offender has no argument. It's not the same as real trans issues.

"I'll argue against good people transitioning, but why can't a convicted sex offender identify as a young girl to commit more crimes?" - idiot transphobes

#2 | Posted by Derek_Wildstar at 2020-01-17 04:31 PM | Reply

"Why exactly can't Gobrick identity as a young girl? On what basis can we deny or disqualify his self-identification?"

I don't see how these issues are in play in trial.
Maybe a Deplorable could try to explain it?
Boaz, JefFJ, you guys always have... confusion about this issue.

#3 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-01-17 04:33 PM | Reply

Last time I checked, 8 year old girls aren't allowed to commit sex crimes or look at porn, much less that type.

However the trial turns out, it sounds a win-win for the defendant.

#4 | Posted by sentinel at 2020-01-17 05:28 PM | Reply

The slippery slope.

We have to listen to all crazy people and believe them when they tell us who they are...after all, it's their truth.
Whites identify as blacks. Women identify as men, and vice versa. Who are we to say they aren't who they claim to be?

#5 | Posted by 101Chairborne at 2020-01-17 06:10 PM | Reply

Woke my ass. This is white boy ---------.

#6 | Posted by fresno500 at 2020-01-17 06:17 PM | Reply

Woke is white.
Black people whine all the time about wanting respect, but they refuse to give it to anyone. They hate gays, trans, Asians, Hispanics, etc

Go figure. Give me, give me, give me...

#7 | Posted by 101Chairborne at 2020-01-17 06:21 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"We have to listen to all crazy people and believe them when they tell us who they are...after all, it's their truth."

Who should get to decide, then?
And why is Chairborne deciding what gender Chairbonre is such an affront to your concepts of freedom and liberty?
???

#8 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-01-17 06:47 PM | Reply

@#5 ... The slippery slope. ... We have to listen to all crazy people and believe them when they tell us who they are...after all, it's their truth. ...

Wow, just wow.

You seem to be unable to discern the significance of the difference between a criminal lying to you and an honest person talking with you.

#9 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-01-17 09:24 PM | Reply

He also claimed that he identifies as an eight-year-old girl.

That will certainly get him sympathy from some circles on the left but probably not so much with the criminal justice system.

#10 | Posted by JeffJ at 2020-01-19 10:54 AM | Reply

Boaz, JefFJ, you guys always have... confusion about this issue.

#3 | Posted by snoofy

I'm not confused. I know what a boy is and I know what a girl is.

People like you are just mad I wont go along with the fantasy.

#11 | Posted by boaz at 2020-01-19 06:52 PM | Reply

Boaz you don't know your ass for the hole in your head.

#12 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2020-01-19 06:58 PM | Reply

Laura,

This person did the exact same thing you did in your transition. You said one day, "I'm a woman". What's to say this guy thinks the exact same thing, he thinks he is an 8 year old girl? What are you going to do? Prove him wrong? Because if you do, Remember the exact same arguments you use to prove him wrong can be used on you.

#13 | Posted by boaz at 2020-01-19 07:10 PM | Reply

Stay ignorant Boaz. It suits you. BTW Not the same at all.

#14 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2020-01-19 07:18 PM | Reply

Actually, it's totally the same.

#15 | Posted by boaz at 2020-01-19 07:29 PM | Reply

How Dems comdemn this guy while still sporting a white woman cosplaying an Indian while running for president?

#16 | Posted by iragoldberg at 2020-01-19 09:51 PM | Reply

#16

Supports orange turd cosplaying as a human being.

#17 | Posted by Corky at 2020-01-19 10:02 PM | Reply

"Supports orange turd cosplaying as a human being.
#17 | POSTED BY CORKY"

How does it feel in life that something you describe as an "orange turd" has 1,000,000x your wealth, banged countless hot models while you are an incel, it is currently the most powerful person in the world as the US president and you are controlled by your cat lady mother out of fear of being evicted from the basement, it graduated from an Ivy League school while you are on semester 28 of your U of Phoenix online program?

Seriously - how does it feel?

#18 | Posted by iragoldberg at 2020-01-20 12:30 AM | Reply

Feels like you are projecting yourself on others again.

#19 | Posted by Corky at 2020-01-20 12:06 PM | Reply

What's to say this guy thinks the exact same thing, he thinks he is an 8 year old girl? What are you going to do? Prove him wrong?

#13 | POSTED BY BOAZ

It's pretty easy to tell the difference between trans folk and a 45 year-old convicted sex offender pretending to be a little girl.

Feigning ignorance isn't a very good anti-trans argument, but I guess it's all y'all have.

#20 | Posted by Derek_Wildstar at 2020-01-20 01:13 PM | Reply

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