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Gigantic 50-Year-Old Transsexual College Women’s Basketball Player Is Not Crazy

Posted on | December 6, 2012 | 39 Comments

Sports news or the Rocky Horror Picture Show?

It was the debut of Gabrielle Ludwig, and at 6 feet 8, 220 pounds, with tattoos on her arms and legs, she stands out in the Contra Costa College gym. At 50, the Fremont resident is about three decades older than her Santa Clara community college teammates and opponents — and much taller.
What many at the 19th annual Comet Classic did not know was Ludwig had only been a woman since July, when she had a sex change operation. They didn’t know the long path traveled by the father and Desert Storm veteran, and how she may be the first transsexual athlete to play college sports as both genders.
While her coach, athletic director and supporters applaud Ludwig’s addition to the team, opponents and their followers question whether it’s fair.
As a young man, Ludwig briefly played at an East Coast community college and in pregame warm-ups before the Dec. 1 tournament championship game, she displayed a natural shooting touch.
“In time,” said Corey Cafferata, her coach, “she will be the most dangerous player in the state.”

Middle-aged trannies playing college basketball? No one would dare to disapprove in the 21st century where — I’m sure you’ll be glad to know — progressives are celebrating the news that “the Board of Trustees of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) has ratified the DSM-5 . . . so as of Dec. 1, trans persons are no longer classified by the medical community as mentally ill.”

Therefore, 6-foot-8 Gabrielle Ludwig is completely normal, and if you don’t think so, it must be because you’re crazy. Don’t worry. I’m sure ObamaCare will pay for treatment of “transphobia.”

UPDATE: Yeah, I’m sure you want to see the video:

Imagine you’re the parent of an 18-year-old community college basketball player and this sideshow freak just got a court order requiring that She-Hulk be permitted to play on your daughter’s team — and share the locker room with your daughter. Ain’t “equality” wonderful?


39 Responses to “Gigantic 50-Year-Old Transsexual College Women’s Basketball Player Is Not Crazy”

  1. intangible_soul
    December 6th, 2012 @ 6:06 pm

    RT @smitty_one_each: TOM Gigantic 50-Year-Old Transsexual College Women’s Basketball Player Is Not Crazy #TCOT

  2. jsn2
    December 6th, 2012 @ 6:15 pm

    Heshe became undicktified and shed hisers nuts like an pecan tree in September. Sounds crazy to me.

  3. mare
    December 6th, 2012 @ 6:21 pm

    Yeah, that’s totally normal. It’s us, not those statistical few who prove the abnormality of their desires.

  4. Katy Benningfield
    December 6th, 2012 @ 6:34 pm

    It just keeps getting worse. Why isn’t he/she coaching instead? Good grief. Beam me up Stacy and Smitty!

  5. McGehee
    December 6th, 2012 @ 6:35 pm

    The doctors misread the surgery order and gave him a lopitofomy instead of a lobotomy.

  6. Adjoran
    December 6th, 2012 @ 6:46 pm

    The APA went certifiably nuts decades ago.

    But I’m not sure where the worry about the locker room comes from. “She” has been “transgendered,” which involves the removal of the potentially threatening organs.

    Unless you suspect “she” is now a lesbian, but concerns about that make you racist or something.

  7. RightInCali
    December 6th, 2012 @ 6:58 pm

    He/she/it is a degenerate. And he/she/it is getting love in a newspaper.

    Amazing, how a weirdo whose values would have been considered degenerate and vile as little as a generation ago (hell, five years ago) gets raves in the media, while Tea Partiers are vilified.

  8. Adobe_Walls
    December 6th, 2012 @ 6:58 pm

    I believe the correct word is “it”.

  9. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    December 6th, 2012 @ 7:12 pm
  10. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    December 6th, 2012 @ 7:16 pm

    But can trannies play on the women’s basketball team in the Olympics or at NCAA level? Apparently it is okay in the Olympics, after two years.

  11. L.N. Smithee
    December 6th, 2012 @ 7:38 pm

    Contrast the fawning over Ludwig and h** military veteran anatomy with the invective that is spewed at people like Marcus Bachmann, and those whom he counsels about resisting same-sex attraction. Gay people who say they don’t like they way they feel seek to change from within, and are vilified. On the other hand, other people who say they don’t like the way look from without are celebrated.

    Think about this, seriously: In the same state where legislators voted to prohibit minors from seeking counsel to change their attraction, a 50-year-old person born with a penis puts on makeup and ingests hormones to give himself breasts and a higher voice, and can sue to declare that the muscle-bound body that was once in combat overseas is suddenly that of a woman. We’re all supposed to chuckle at some of the mannerisms of Mr. Bachmann, but nobody will shield you from the wrath of those who demand that you pretend that the plodding, massive Ludwig wasn’t always female.

    Political correctness is the mortal enemy of logic.

  12. Bob Belvedere
    December 6th, 2012 @ 7:50 pm

    It’s the end of the world as we know it
    It’s the end of the world as we know it
    It’s the end of the world as we know it
    And I feel fine

    [Full Disclosure: I do have quite a supply of bourbon on hand]

  13. M. Thompson
    December 6th, 2012 @ 8:07 pm

    Best idea around. However, you might end up shooting at tax collectors. And miss!

  14. Bob Belvedere
    December 6th, 2012 @ 8:48 pm

    Always have a designated sober shooter!

  15. Adjoran
    December 6th, 2012 @ 11:21 pm

    Boy, there are going to be a lot of banned East German women who are really ticked off by this.

    And if there is someone you don’t want to tick off, East German “female” athletes have to be high on that list.

  16. Adjoran
    December 6th, 2012 @ 11:22 pm

    Aim at the one in the middle. 😉

  17. John LaRosa
    December 6th, 2012 @ 11:35 pm Quagmire’s “Dad” is hotter.

  18. Paul Mauwalter
    December 6th, 2012 @ 11:54 pm

    Hey, She-Hulk is all woman. This guy in the story isn’t. You take that back, RSMC!

  19. Phillip McGuire
    December 7th, 2012 @ 12:49 am

    I bet she has a great transition game…

  20. Garym
    December 7th, 2012 @ 8:56 am

    Don’t go away mad, just go away.

  21. Bob Belvedere
    December 7th, 2012 @ 8:58 am

    Lifetime Movie Title: Ludwig And The Angry 80 Inches.

  22. Bob Belvedere
    December 7th, 2012 @ 8:59 am

    He’s armed with grapeshot, so that makes sense.

  23. Bob Belvedere
    December 7th, 2012 @ 9:01 am

    One may assume, quite assuredly, that ‘dike is already mad – in the clinical sense, at least.

  24. Garym
    December 7th, 2012 @ 9:40 am

    The whirled would be such a nicer place if we all would just SUBMIT to progressive orthodoxy. ; )

  25. Garym
    December 7th, 2012 @ 10:06 am

    Excellent reference!

  26. Dai Alanye
    December 7th, 2012 @ 10:29 am

    Basketball is kind of a sissy sport anyways–let’s simply make it unisex. Thame for thynchronithed thwimming, altho.

    Balance beam? I dunno, that looks kinda tough.

  27. Libertxy Girl
    December 7th, 2012 @ 1:07 pm

    Eh, more trans hate on RSM’s blog. As I’ve noted before, RSM was friendly enough to a trans woman (me) when she was sitting on his lap and was happy to ask for a ride back to his hotel at CPAC. He also has ‘A Conservative Shemale’ at the top of his blog roll. Could you knock off the cheap shots, Stacy?

  28. Da Tech Guy's Blog » Blog Archive War on Women Alert! Good-bye, Title IX! » Da Tech Guy's Blog
    December 7th, 2012 @ 2:30 pm

    […] teams (and, perhaps, the sixth best player on his team, who no longer starts) are irate. (Hat tip: Stacy McCain, and really Stacy this time, not Smitty dressing up as Stacy. Or […]

  29. Roxeanne de Luca
    December 7th, 2012 @ 2:53 pm

    War on women!

  30. Wombat_socho
    December 7th, 2012 @ 4:06 pm

    This word “hate”, I do not think it means what you think it means.

  31. Libertxy Girl
    December 7th, 2012 @ 4:22 pm

    You made me wonder whether I picked too strong a word. I don’t think so. Stacy’s remarks, and comments left by readers on this and other trans-related articles, convey complete contempt for the trans folk. It’s not that this choice of topic is hateful–as far as I’m concerned it’s legitimate to ask. But it’s apparent the choice to feature this story had just as much to do with creating an opportunity to take cheap shots. Sorry if my abbreviating that whole attitude as “hate” offended the grammarian in you.

  32. Quartermaster
    December 7th, 2012 @ 8:21 pm

    I have a former Air Farce Pilot friend that prefers Barbancourt 5 Star. He’s prolly supporting the Hatian economy single handed the way things are going these days.

  33. Quartermaster
    December 7th, 2012 @ 8:22 pm

    The proper “honorific” is “It.” as “he” has been neutered.

  34. Quartermaster
    December 7th, 2012 @ 8:27 pm

    It’s not hate, it’s revulsion at the normalization of the perversion. Sorry if you think that’s hate, but it really is sad to see someone who should have been helped glorified for indulging their mental illness.

    The guy is not a “transexual.” He’s just a guy who had cosmetic surgery to resemble a girl. Now he’s just a neutered guy, but still a guy where it really matters, in his genes.

  35. Jason Rideout
    December 8th, 2012 @ 4:23 am

    It’s not a “she” or a “her”. Just sayin’.

  36. Dandapani
    December 9th, 2012 @ 12:36 pm

    Ok, let me guess. S/he is a lesbian. And so am I, and I’m trapped in a man’s body which is ok with me, thank you. IYKWIMAITYD!

  37. 50-year-old transsexual ‘woman’ makes college basketball debut: video | News of Life and Death
    December 11th, 2012 @ 12:15 am

    […] because the 50-year-old player was born Robert John Ludwig, a man. He still bears the tattoos of his service in Operation Desert […]

  38. Meghan Bowes
    December 11th, 2012 @ 9:37 am

    But that’s a man and still has male DNA, still has male body. How is that fair for the other teams full of women?

  39. Linda de Bergerac
    December 11th, 2012 @ 10:32 am

    I’m not a “sob”. I’m guessing that was supposed to be “s.o.b.s”? I’m actually a WOMAN, and I know this because I was born with an XX chromosome set, a vagina, and when I hit puberty, my mammary glands started developing. I don’t have delusions of XY’s and penises, or thinking that I might be anything other than what I was definitively born as. Not like your quite insane friend up there in the article. So, to you, that’d be “d.o.b.”, but my mom is actually quite nice, and not a female dog, either.