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Christine Daniels -- Apparently, it didn't take

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by mpcincal, Oct 21, 2008.

  1. mpcincal

    mpcincal Well-Known Member

    It looks like Mike Penner's byline is returning to the L.A. Times:


    Well, another surprising turn. It probably happens more often than I think, but I didn't expect this "transformation" to be abandoned considering all the publicity that came out when it was announced.

    Either way, I just hope Mike's at peace with himself whichever way he/she goes.
  2. gingerbread

    gingerbread Well-Known Member

    Best of luck and love to one of the bravest people I know.
  3. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    It'd be good if that one transgendered poster would come back by to explain more about this. One of those things it's about impossible to empathize with.
  4. Smasher_Sloan

    Smasher_Sloan Active Member

    A pretty amazing story. Hope Mike has found peace.
  5. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    I think this sort of thing is why reputable doctors insist that a patient live as a woman for a year before they'll actually perform surgery.
  6. Joe Williams

    Joe Williams Active Member

    Switching teams again after 18 months? No big deal, in sports free agency.

    Besides, this is a business in which Sam Zell has lived the past year-and-a-half as a scum-sucking pig and Dean Singleton has spent 30 years or so as a snake. Don't think we'll see them switching back to humanity anytime soon.
  7. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    So did he ever have the operation?
  8. Appgrad05

    Appgrad05 Active Member

    I just hope that Mike (and Christine) finds the peace within themselves that they need.
  9. forever_town

    forever_town Active Member

    All I can do is wish for inner peace.
  10. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    When is Reilly going to write another piece praising he/she's decision?
  11. Joe Williams

    Joe Williams Active Member

    Sports By Brooks suggests that playing the sex-change card might have been a crafty way of maintaining job security during a time of layoffs at a troubled business:


    Awfully cynical. Then again, to keep my paycheck and health benefits in a horseshit economy, I might be willing to go by "Josephine" for a spell. :-*
  12. Captain_Kirk

    Captain_Kirk Well-Known Member

    More stupid than cynical. And it's pretty cynical.

    Oh, and it's also completely wrong.

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