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  • Dave Matthews Band Pledges Proceeds from NC Concert to Fight Trans Bathroom Bill

    05/24/2016 10:38:19 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 53 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/24/16 | Daniel Nussbaum
    Dave Matthews Band will donate the proceeds from their upcoming concert in Charlotte to five organizations fighting North Carolina’s recently enacted transgender bathroom law. Unlike other artists who have cancelled concerts in the state in opposition to the law, Dave Matthews Band will go ahead with its scheduled May 27 show at the PNC Music Pavilion in Charlotte. In a brief statement on their website, the band announced that a portion of proceeds from the performance would go to five organizations working to fight the law: the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Lambda Legal, ACLU of North Carolina, Equality NC...
  • These Are the Radical DOJ Lawyers Suing North Carolina Over Transgender Bathroom Use

    05/24/2016 12:14:56 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    PJ Media ^ | May 22, 2016 | J. Christian Adams
    PJ Media published the Every Single One series in 2011. The series documented the Obama administration’s hiring of radical lawyers to fill the career ranks in the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division. Every single one of the new attorney hires were radical leftists or partisans . Since 2011, the situation has only gotten worse. Much worse. The Civil Rights Division exercises enormous power over the everyday lives of Americans: they are involved in employment, education, housing, religious liberty, abortion, prisons, policing, and much, much more. The radical beliefs of these radical lawyers have turned into radical administration policies....
  • NC school district does away with valedictorians: ‘Competition has become very unhealthy’

    05/24/2016 9:55:25 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 34 replies
    EAG News ^ | 5/20/2016 | Victor Skinner
    CARY, N.C. – The Wake County school board believes the decades long tradition of naming class valedictorians and salutatorians creates “unhealthy competition,” so they voted to end the practice. Board members voted unanimously Tuesday to ban high school principals from recognizing the top students with the titles and move to the Latin system that uses designations including cum laude, magna cum laude and summa cum laude starting in 2018, The News Observer reports. “We have heard from many, many schools that the competition has become very unhealthy,” board chairman Tom Benton told the news site. “Students were not collaborating with...
  • A Former Transgender Person’s Take on Obama’s Bathroom Directive

    05/20/2016 4:28:35 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 29 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 5/16/16 | Walt Heyer
    ....Obama, the titular head of the LGBT movement, has added to the firestorm of confusion...by threatening schools with loss of federal funding unless they allow students to join the sex-segregated restroom, locker room, and sports teams of their chosen gender, without regard to biological reality. ....As someone who underwent surgery from male to female and lived as a female for eight years before returning to living as a man, I know firsthand what it’s like to be a transgender person.... What has arisen is a new breed emerging among young people that falls outside the purview of the LGBT: the...
  • A Former Transgender Person’s Take on Obama’s Bathroom Directive

    05/22/2016 11:14:56 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 16 replies
    Dail;y Signal ^ | 5/21/16 | Walt Heyer
    President Barack Obama, the titular head of the LGBT movement, has added to the firestorm of confusion, misunderstanding, and fury surrounding the transgender bathroom debate by threatening schools with loss of federal funding unless they allow students to join the sex-segregated restroom, locker room, and sports teams of their chosen gender, without regard to biological reality. I know firsthand what it’s like to be a transgender person—and how misguided it is to think one can change gender through hormones and surgery. His action comes after weeks of protests against the state of North Carolina for its so-called anti-LGBT bathroom bill....
  • Toiletarianism — Safe Spaces Flushed

    05/22/2016 5:53:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 22, 2016 | Paul Jacob
    resident Obama and other politicians are taking a wide stance over the nation’s public restrooms. Important bathroom policy will finally be determined at the highest levels. In early May, public school educators nationwide received a legalistically-worded joint letter from the Departments of Justice and Education explaining how to legally treat transgender students under Title IX of the Civil Rights Act. CNN boiled it down to “Fall in line or face loss of federal funding.” Friendly federal “guidance” comes after dueling lawsuits between the Feds and North Carolina over that state’s House Bill 2, which establishes statewide restroom regulations. Those regs...
  • Mother lets son drive golf cart at resort, gets jailed for child abuse

    05/22/2016 9:57:33 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 110 replies
    The Charlotte Observer ^ | May 21, 2016 | Mark Washburn
    On the second day of her dream vacation on exclusive Bald Head Island, Julie Mall went with her family to the beach to catch the sunset. Her 11-year-old son asked to drive the golf cart back to their $1,000-a-day rented cottage. It was dusk, no traffic on the path and his father would sit next to him. A two-block, 30-second ride. She said sure. What could go wrong? In the next four hours, Mall says she was pinned to the ground by police, repeatedly accused of being drunk, frogmarched barefoot aboard a ferry in handcuffs, jailed in leg irons and...
  • Maroon 5 cancel North Carolina shows to protest anti-LGBT bill

    05/20/2016 12:45:48 PM PDT · by C19fan · 66 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | May 20, 2016 | Nick Romano
    Maroon 5 are the latest band to cancel shows in North Carolina because of the state's anti-LGBT bill. "We have announced that we will be canceling our upcoming shows in Charlotte and Raleigh, North Carolina because of the recent passage of the HB2 legislation," the band said in a statement on their website. "This was a difficult decision for us to make as a band. We don't want to penalize our fans in North Carolina by not performing for them, but in the end it comes down to what we feel is morally right."
  • Charlotte Observer:Girls must overcome ´discomfort´ at seeing male genitals in locker room

    05/19/2016 7:52:31 AM PDT · by Nachum · 258 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 5/17/16 | Rick Moran
    A shocking editorial in the Charlotte Observer counseled young girls to get over the "discomfort" they feel at the sight of male genitalia when transgender facilities are allowed in North Carolina. The newspaper assumes the law will eventually be repealed or declared illegal. While that may or may not happen any time soon, it is the justification for this position used by the Observer that reveals the true nature of this battle of the bathroom. (snip) So, biological men enter the bathroom used by biological women and this is not threat to the privacy of women? What spaceship brought this...
  • REPORT: Tony Romo Arrested In North Carolina For Using Mens Bathroom

    05/18/2016 7:28:06 PM PDT · by big'ol_freeper · 34 replies
    Thursday afternoon at approximately 4:57pm ET , North Carolina Police detained a man, later to be identified as Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, for using the men’s restroom in the Charlotte-Douglas International Airport. Police say they received a complaint from numerous bystanders and patrons inside the bathroom complaining of a person who didn’t belong there. When asked how police recognized that the man who they received complaints about may have been a women, they pointed towards the Cowboys apparel Romo was wearing at the time. “It was a dead giveaway,” said officer Mike Roseman. Under the state law, Romo was...
  • Violinist Itzhak Perlman cancels performance over LGBT law

    05/17/2016 5:52:25 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 57 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 17, 2016 7:29 PM EDT | Anna Gronewold
    World-renowned violinist Itzhak Perlman said he canceled his Wednesday performance with the North Carolina Symphony after he was told he would not be able to include a personal statement opposing the state’s new law limiting antidiscrimination policies for LGBT people in the event program. In an interview with the Associated Press on Tuesday, Perlman said he will not perform in North Carolina until the law is reversed. “If I’m invited, I will come once the law’s repealed. But as long as this thing is there, I have to take a stand,” Perlman said. …
  • San Jose to Vote on Banning Government Travel to North Carolina, Mississippi

    05/17/2016 4:16:09 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | May 17, 2016 | Lisa Fernandez
    Following the lead of progressive cities such as San Francisco, the San Jose City Council on Tuesday is poised to vote on banning city workers from traveling to North Carolina and Mississippi. The San Jose City Council resolution suggests that the city bans all non-essential city travel and business to those two states, and also to refrain from buying goods headquartered there until there's a change to "overturn existing discriminatory policies on sexual orientation. Both southern states approved legislation preventing anti-discrimination protections for gay, lesbian and transgender people. North Carolina passed House Bill 2, or the "bathroom law," and Mississippi...
  • Sweet Honey in the Rock protesting during NC shows

    05/14/2016 10:29:52 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 14, 2016 1:56 PM EDT | Derrik J. Lang
    The a cappella group Sweet Honey in the Rock is protesting North Carolina’s law addressing LGBT rights and bathroom use by transgender people during its concerts in the state this weekend. The group performed as scheduled but protested in song at the Paramount Theatre in Goldsboro, North Carolina, on Friday, and plans to again at the High Point Theatre in High Point, North Carolina, on Saturday night. …
  • Woman, 64, Who Went Missing While Hiking Is Found Tied to a Tree in the Woods: Reports

    05/14/2016 2:49:20 PM PDT · by moose07 · 106 replies
    Yahoo ^ | May 14, 2016 | Inside Edition
    A woman who wasm reported missing this week after she went hiking in North Carolina's Blueridge Mountains was reportedly found alive and tied to a tree. The unnamed 64-year-old woman was reported missing near the Blueridge Parkway on Thursday after a friend called 911 in the early afternoon. According to reports, the friend received texts messages from the woman, who said she was having some sort of emergency, according to the Citizen-Times. After about an hour, the woman was reportedly found tied to a tree near a trail, according to a fire department dispatch radio recording obtained by WLOS. Crime...
  • Curt Schilling, North Carolina, the Feds, DOJ, and Transgender Bathroom Bills

    05/13/2016 8:52:40 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/13/16 | Douglas V. Gibbs
    Despite the moral and legal implications, the fact is that this is a local issue, and big corporations and the federal government are doing all they can to bully local governments and State governments into compliance...or else. Is that freedom? Baseball Great Curt Schilling was fired by ESPN for daring to share the image and message shown on his personal social media page. The sports network considers Mr. Schilling’s personal opinion about the perverted mental illness of transgenderism to be discrimination. I don’t care how nice these people may seem to liberals, and how much they want to pat themselves...
  • College Baseball Team Will Be Denied Shot At Nationals Due to NC Bathroom Controversy

    05/12/2016 5:13:46 AM PDT · by rustyweiss74 · 55 replies
    The Mental Recession ^ | 05/12/16 | Rusty Weiss
    Hudson Valley Community College (HVCC) in upstate New York has a solid baseball team this season. In fact, player Kyle Bestle believes “I think we have a real shot at going to the national championship.” It would be the culmination of years worth of work, practice, and dedication to reach the nationals. A dream come true. Alas, it is not to be. Why? Is it because of a player injury? An unfortunate outcome in the qualifying tournament? Not quite. The HVCC baseball team will not be going to nationals because of Governor Cuomo’s ban on non-essential travel to North Carolina,...
  • Exclusive: U.S. plans new wave of immigrant deportation raids

    05/12/2016 11:42:16 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 31 replies
    reuters.com ^ | Thu May 12, 2016 2:09pm EDT | JULIA EDWARDS
    U.S. immigration officials are planning a month-long series of raids in May and June to deport hundreds of Central American mothers and children found to have entered the country illegally, according to sources and an internal document seen by Reuters. The operation would likely be the largest deportation sweep targeting immigrant families by the administration of President Barack Obama this year after a similar drive over two days in January that focused on Georgia, Texas, and North Carolina. Those raids, which resulted in the detention of 121 people, mostly women and children, sparked an outcry from immigration advocates and criticism...
  • Obama’s Lawsuit Against North Carolina Isn’t About Civil Rights. It’s About Crushing Dissent

    05/12/2016 12:04:43 PM PDT · by yoe · 20 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 10, 2916 | David Harsanyi
    Some of us care little about the debate over public bathrooms. We do, however, care about the ongoing destruction of federalism, individual choice, and good-faith debate. One reliable way to quash dissent and force moral codes on others is to liken your cause to that of the civil rights fight. Every liberal issue is situated somewhere on the great historical arc of “equality” and “justice.” If a person stands against even one of these causes—which were once great but are increasingly trivial—they have, according to the cultural imperialists of the Obama administration, aligned themselves with the Klan. Literally. After U.S....
  • NC Senator: Congress Should Stay Out of Bathroom Issue

    05/11/2016 2:47:10 PM PDT · by Cyberman · 21 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 05/10/2016 | Niels Lesniewski
    Burr calls NC GOP governor 'off base' for seeking congressional action North Carolina's senior senator said his state's Gov. Pat McCrory is "off base" in calling for congressional intervention to resolve a state dispute over restroom access for transgender people. "I've never seen Congress get involved in judicial matters and this is turned over to the court system now," Republican Sen. Richard M. Burr said Tuesday. "So, I think the governor's off base."... Burr said he would rather see the issue remain in the courts. "That's where they chose to put it,” he said. “I would have preferred that they...
  • HB2 Could Cost North Carolina Almost $5 Billion a Year

    05/11/2016 8:00:45 AM PDT · by Cyberman · 39 replies
    The Williams Institute ^ | 05/11/2016 | Christy Mallory and Brad Sears
    By adding to an already challenging legal environment in North Carolina, HB2 could cost the state almost $5 billion a year, according to a new report by the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law. "The repeal of HB2 would not only reverse the threat to over $5 billion in economic activity for the state, but would also begin to bring North Carolina some of the economic advantages that come when a state embraces diversity and its LGBT citizens," said Christy Mallory, Senior Counsel at the Williams Institute and co-author of the new report. While prior reports have focused on...
  • Baltimore mayor bans travel to North Carolina, Mississippi

    05/11/2016 6:20:33 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 73 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 11, 2016 7:55 AM EDT
    Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has suspended all city-sponsored travel to North Carolina and Mississippi due to the states’ new transgender laws. Rawlings-Blake made the announcement Tuesday in a letter to city officials, saying she hopes the city’s efforts combined with those of other governments and companies “will push North Carolina and Mississippi” to change. …
  • Will Google sue Sue Googe? (NC Rep Congress candidate copies Google font for campaign signs)

    05/11/2016 6:11:25 AM PDT · by dayglored · 30 replies
    The Verge ^ | May 10, 2016 | Chris Plante
    Sue Googe is a 2016 Republican candidate who hopes to represent the 4th Congressional District of North Carolina in United States Congress. Also, her surname looks like the Google logo — especially as it's written on her campaign signs, which use a font that's identical to Google's bespoke sans-serif typeface. [She's the one in the middle) [Lots more article and pics at The Verge article] ...
  • Ginsburg In 1975: Separate Bathrooms Are ‘In Some Situations Required

    05/10/2016 8:36:05 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 40 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 05.10.2016 | Steve Guest
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2016/05/09/prominent-feminist-bans-on-sex-discrimination-emphatically-do-not-require-unisex-restrooms/
  • Lynch: States Can't 'Insist' a Man is a Man and a Woman is a Woman, If Person Feels Otherwise

    05/10/2016 4:22:44 PM PDT · by xzins · 143 replies
    CNS ^ | May 10, 2016 | Susan Jones
    The U.S. Justice Department is putting the feelings of transgenders -- men who think they are women and women who think they are men -- above the privacy rights of the vast majority of people who don't contest the biological facts of who they actually are. "And what we must not do, what we must never do, is turn on our neighbors, our family members, our fellow Americans for something that they cannot control and deny what makes them human," Attorney General Loretta Lynch said on Monday. "[N]one of us can stand by when a state enters the business of...
  • Congressional battle between two incumbents gets vicious as one posts photo of the other SLEEPING

    05/10/2016 7:13:36 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 19 replies
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/ ^ | 3 May 2016 | By Nikki Schwab,
    Rep. Renee Ellmers poured some jet fuel into what was already expected a biting primary battle for North Carolina's 2nd District congressional seat. Ellmers posted to her Facebook page a picture of her rival, Rep. George Holding, snoozing on a commercial flight. 'My opponent George Holding made sure to get another nap in after voting against North Carolina road projects, our family farms, disease prevention and even funding for our troops,' she wrote, deploying the hashtags 'low energy' and 'not for us.'
  • HuffPost: Dan Savage Has 'Brilliantly Gross' Way to Fight N.C. Bathroom Law

    05/10/2016 4:24:34 PM PDT · by massmike · 26 replies
    http://newsbusters.org/ ^ | 05/10/2016 | Randy Hall
    The latest salvos in the struggle over whether a law passed during March in North Carolina forces transgender people to use public restrooms that don't correspond with their “gender identity” came on Monday, when Dan Savage tweeted that those who disagree with House Bill 2 should leave jars filled with their urine at Republican Governor Pat McCrory's office. The strategy promoted by the gay activist and columnist drew the immediate attention of Noah Michelson, an editorial director on the liberal Huffington Post website, who called Savage's idea a “brilliantly gross” method of protesting the state's “Anti-LGBT Law.” “If Dan Savage...
  • N.C.'s Syrian Refugees Still Cannot Be Tracked

    05/10/2016 3:14:33 PM PDT · by cblue55 · 19 replies
    The federal government relocated more Syrian refugees to North Carolina in the last six months than it did the previous 22 months, even as Gov. Pat McCrory and U.S. Rep. Richard Hudson, R-8th District, continue to warn that the screening process for admission to the United States remains broken, posing potential …
  • Live at 3:30pm EDT AG LorettaLynch to announce a law enforcement action related to North Carolina

    05/09/2016 10:43:30 AM PDT · by ifinnegan · 282 replies
    USDOJ ^ | 5/9/16 | DOJ
    A "law enforcement action". Will be live-streamed. 3:30 Eastern. https://www.justice.gov/live-stream
  • Poll: 6-in-10 oppose bills like the North Carolina transgender bathroom law

    05/09/2016 8:52:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 101 replies
    CNN ^ | 05/09/2016 | By Jennifer Agiesta, CNN Polling Director
    Americans broadly oppose laws that would require transgender people to use facilities that correspond with their gender at birth rather than their gender identity, according to a new CNN/ORC Poll, and three-quarters favor laws guaranteeing equal protection for transgender individuals. Overall, 57% say they oppose laws requiring transgender individuals to use facilities that do not match their gender identity, 38% support such laws. Strong opposition (39%) outweighs strong support for these laws (25%). There's a partisan gap on the question, with Democrats and independents more apt to oppose them than Republicans. But Republicans aren't broadly in favor of them either....
  • NC Governor Files Lawsuit Against DOJ Over Challenge to 'Anti-LGBT' Bathroom Law

    05/09/2016 8:51:17 AM PDT · by deoetdoctrinae · 8 replies
    Good Morning America ^ | 5/9/2016 | MICHAEL EDISON HAYDEN
    North Carolina has filed a lawsuit today against the Department of Justice in an effort to push back against a warning that House Bill 2, a controversial law that critics have called "anti-LGBT," violates the Civil Rights Act. Gov. Pat McCrory is expected to respond publicly at 5 p.m. today after an agreement to postpone his reply could not be reached. ~snip~ McCrory, speaking to Fox News Sunday, spoke in discordant terms about the DOJ's warning, calling the federal government "a bully".
  • NC governor: Feds gave us 'unrealistic' bathroom law deadline [Prayers for NC, for America]

    05/08/2016 12:13:39 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 8, 2016 | By Rebecca Savransky
    North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R) said the federal government gave the state an "unrealistic" deadline to respond to a letter informing him that the state's bathroom law violates the Civil Rights Act. "They gave the ninth-largest state in the United States ... three working days to respond to a pretty complex letter and to a pretty big threat," McCrory said on "Fox News Sunday." "We don't think three working days is enough to respond to such a threat." McCrory said he asked for an extension on Friday. The Justice Department sent a letter to the governor that says the...
  • N.C. House: We’re Not Going to Get Bullied by the Obama Administration

    05/07/2016 11:45:22 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 42 replies
    deneenborelli.com ^ | 5/7/16 | Tom Borelli
    The Justice Department determined that North Carolina’s bathroom policy -using the bathroom that matches your biological sex- is in violation of federal civil rights law. Reports speculate the feds might try to restrict funding to North Carolina or pursue legal action if they don’t change the policy, though the Justice Department hasn’t commented either way. North Carolina State House Speaker Tim Moore has made it clear, he will not be intimidated.
  • Donald Trump Makes Huge Pro-Life Hire

    05/04/2016 9:15:29 PM PDT · by niki · 36 replies
    The Pulse 2016 ^ | May 3, 2016 | Marjorie Dannenfelser
    “Huge” news for those in the pro-life movement concerned about this year’s election. Donald Trump has brought on John Mashburn as his Policy Director. This is an excellent hire, especially for the pro-life movement and our legislative priorities.
  • Tow truck driver said he refused service to woman because she supports Bernie Sanders

    05/05/2016 9:51:06 AM PDT · by Objective Scrutator · 178 replies
    Fox Carolina ^ | May 4, 2016 | Dal Kalsi
    ASHEVILLE, NC (FOX Carolina) - A local tow truck driver said he refused to tow a woman’s car after he saw Bernie Sanders stickers on the vehicle. Kenneth Shupe said he was called to pick up a woman stranded on I-26 in Asheville on Monday. When he saw “a bunch of Bernie Sanders stuff” he said he told the woman, “very politely,” that he could’t tow her car because she was “obviously a socialist” and advised her to “call the government” for a tow. "Every business dealing in recent history with a socialist minded person I have not gotten paid,"...
  • Obama Threatens North Carolina on Bathroom Privacy, Pushes ‘Gender Fluid’ Society

    05/04/2016 8:46:05 PM PDT · by ghosthost · 48 replies
    BreitBart ^ | 4 May 2016 | Neil Munro
    President Barack Obama’s deputies have told the North Carolina Governor that all single-sex public bathrooms — including those in K-12 schools — must be opened to people of both sexes by Monday to prevent “discrimination” against the roughly 1-in-2,400 American adults who say they’re transgender. If the state doesn’t give up Americans’ right to decide who gets to use single-sex bathrooms and school locker rooms by Monday, then the federal government could start blocking the routine federal spending and tax transfers to the state — unless federal courts block the administration’s threat of sex-related harassment. “The Department of Justice has...
  • Obama threatens, gives deadline to North Carolina on transgender law

    05/04/2016 9:02:51 PM PDT · by Hostage · 70 replies
    Spero News ^ | MAY 4, 2016 | BY MARTIN BARILLAS
    Today the Obama Justice Department warned North Carolina state officials that their state stands to lose millions of dollars in federal funds unless they change a measure limiting access to bathrooms for transgender people. In a letter to Gov. Pat McCrory, DOJ contends that they and North Carolina would be in violation of federal civil rights law if the bill passes. According to the Justice Department, the state law violates federal law under Title VII of the U.S. Civil Rights Act, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex. The Obama administration says that with the passage of House Bill...
  • North Carolina transgender law violates civil rights law: U.S.

    05/04/2016 3:14:07 PM PDT · by detective · 35 replies
    MSN News ^ | May 4, 2016
    The Department of Justice told North Carolina's governor on Wednesday that a new state law limiting restroom access for transgender people violates the U.S. Civil Rights Act. In a letter to Republican Governor Pat McCrory that was seen by Reuters, the Justice Department said the state was "engaging in a pattern or practice of discrimination against transgender state employees," and it had until Monday to address the issue. McCrory's office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
  • Transgender Activist: Bathroom Issue ‘A Ginned Up Problem’ – ‘We’re Being Bullied’

    05/03/2016 11:26:20 AM PDT · by StCloudMoose · 48 replies
    cns news ^ | 5/3/16
    Mara Keisling, executive director of National Center for Transgender Equality, told C-SPAN’s “Washington Journal” on Monday that North Carolina’s transgender bathroom law is “a ginned up problem” and that the transgender community is “being bullied.” “It is a ginned up problem that really has trans people baffled and concerned, because we didn’t do anything. We didn’t do anything to anybody, and now we’re being bullied,” said Keisling.
  • How Ted Cruz Got Indiana Wrong

    05/03/2016 6:26:27 AM PDT · by 20yearsofinternet · 50 replies
    Politico ^ | May 03, 2016 | Adam Wren
    On a sunny day at the Oasis Diner in Plainfield, Indiana, roughly 20 miles west of Indianapolis, Ted Cruz breezed through a 1950s-era diner with a gleaming steel facade. One of the last diners of its kind, the Oasis sits along the Historic National Road, the iconic highway traversing the state that fancies itself the Crossroads of America. Here, four days before he named Carly Fiorina as his vice presidential pick, Cruz met a crowd of a few hundred supporters. He mugged for photos, noshed on a fried pickle offered to him by a customer, then shot straight behind the...
  • Silver: Charlotte will lose NBA All-Star Game if LGBT law goes unchanged

    04/22/2016 6:26:15 AM PDT · by C19fan · 55 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | April 21, 2016 | Lindsey Foltin
    The 2017 NBA All-Star Game is slated to take place in Charlotte, N.C., but commissioner Adam Silver said that will change if the state's new anti-LGBT laws are not altered. In recent weeks, Silver had been rather vague in addressing the controversy, but on Thursday he indicated that the league is taking a firm stance on the matter during an interview with ESPN's "Mike & Mike".
  • dam Silver: Charlotte All-Star Game ‘problematic’ if law remains

    04/21/2016 2:11:00 PM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 29 replies
    NBA commissioner Adam Silver hinted Thursday that the league will move its 2017 All-Star Game out of Charlotte if North Carolina does not change a recent anti-transgender law.
  • Curt Schilling: ‘Some of the Biggest Racists in Sports Commentating’ Work at ESPN

    04/27/2016 2:25:35 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 34 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | April 27, 2016 | Dan Riehl
    Former Boston Red Sox ace Curt Schilling was the special guest at a “Breitbart News Patriot Forum” listener event for SiriusXM in New York City on Wednesday.
  • The lost tribe of South Carolina

    07/05/2009 11:49:30 AM PDT · by BGHater · 15 replies · 1,131+ views
    The State ^ | 05 July 2009 | JOEY HOLLEMAN
    Cofitachequi: We can’t pronounce it, we don’t know exactly where it is, but the importance of this Native American mound city is clear. North Carolina has the Lost Colony, a 16th-century legend that draws the curious to the longest running outdoor theater production in North America. The desert Southwest has the Anasazi, the native culture that vanished in the 14th century and is celebrated at a dozen National Park Service sites. South Carolina has a combination of the two — Cofitachequi. Ever heard of it? Cofitachequi is mentioned in third-grade S.C. history books, and there’s a diorama about it at...
  • SF could ban business with firms in states hostile to LGBT rights

    04/26/2016 7:07:20 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 22 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | April 26, 2016 | Emily Green
    San Francisco would have to stop entering into contracts with companies based in states that bar civil-rights protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people under legislation introduced Tuesday at the Board of Supervisors. The proposed ordinance, by Supervisor Scott Wiener, is another effort to increase pressure on North Carolina and Mississippi to rescind recently enacted laws to limit transgender rights.
  • More Americans Oppose Men Using Women's Bathrooms, Reuters Polling Finds

    04/25/2016 2:28:25 PM PDT · by xzins · 95 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | 25 Apr 16 | Samuel Smith
    Reuters data from April 22 finds that only about 40.9 percent of 1,753 respondents say "people should use public restrooms according to the gender which they identify." Meanwhile, about 45 percent of respondents said "people should use public restrooms according to their biological sex."The April 22 results represent an approximate 10 percentage-point increase in the number of people who believe everyone should use restrooms designated for their biological sex in just nine days. According to results obtained by Reuters on April 13, only about 35 percent of 331 respondents felt people should use bathrooms designated for their biological sex, while...
  • Judge upholds North Carolina's voter ID law

    04/25/2016 7:32:00 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 25, 2016 | Cyra Master
    A federal judge on Monday night upheld North Carolina’s voter ID law, the Charlotte Observer reported. Judge Thomas Schroeder issued a 485-page ruling posted online Monday evening, dismissing all claims in the challenge to the state’s 2013 election law overhaul. Schroeder, appointed by George W. Bush, also upheld portions of the law that cut the number of days people could vote early and eliminated same-day registration and voting allowances. "This ruling further affirms that requiring a photo ID in order to vote is not only common-sense, it's constitutional," Gov. Pat McCrory said in a statement. Opponents immediately condemned the decision....
  • Bill Kristol Pushes Jim Mattis For Third Party Run: "Patriotic Americans" Will Look At This Choice

    04/25/2016 7:36:56 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 35 replies
    RCP ^ | April 24, 2016 | Tim Hains
    BILL KRISTOL: The only thing that appeals to me is what Reince Priebus just called a dumb idea, which is giving the American people a better choice than Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump... I think an independent candidacy is totally doable, I think it will happen. The ballot access problems are not -- STEPHANOPOULOS: -- coming up on the filing deadlines -- KRISTOL: -- oh, Texas, North Carolina. Every other state -- no other state's filing deadlines' before June 27th. You couldn't wait until the convention. You'd have to decide after Indiana, possibly after California. I think there will be...
  • North Carolina and Mississippi See Tourist Backlash After L.G.B.T. Laws

    04/24/2016 1:39:06 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 115 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 22, 2016 | Shivani Vora
    The reaction has been swift. The singer Bryan Adams canceled his concert in Mississippi in protest against what he called an “anti-L.G.B.T.” law, and the actress Sharon Stone decided not to film a movie there. In North Carolina, Bruce Springsteen, Ringo Starr, Pearl Jam and Ani DiFranco have canceled shows in response to a law regulating transgender bathroom access. While the celebrity response is drawing considerable attention, the travel industry in each state is more concerned about lower-profile visitors: the everyday tourists who have already begun canceling trips or planning vacations elsewhere. Both states have been hit by hotel cancellations...
  • Why Six Swing-State GOP Senators Are in Trouble – And How They Can Survive

    04/24/2016 7:02:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 04/23/2016 | By Gerald F. Seib
    In a complicated political season, nobody has more complications to worry about than the half-dozen Republican senators seeking re-election in tight, swing-state contests. Those senators–hailing from Illinois, New Hampshire, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and North Carolina—are being buffeted by big forces largely out of their control as they try to hang onto their seats. Their fate will determine whether Republicans keep control of the Senate, where they currently have a 54-46 advantage. The predicament of these GOP senators comes into clearer focus in the latest Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll, completed just last week, which helps crystallize three big complications they...
  • Manipulated Conservatives: Transgendered Bathrooms are Trivial

    04/21/2016 7:26:11 AM PDT · by Chickensoup · 102 replies
    04.21.16 | chickensoup
    Manipulated Conservatives: Transgendered Bathrooms are Trivial As I watch people get involved with dramas over this issue, I think: What is it that we are not supposed to pay attention to? What is it that the elites, the media and the government don't want us to notice? Is it the loss of our history and culture with the change with monies, another knife in the gut by the Obama administration? Is it the subtlest of this election? Is it the lousy depression like statistics in some areas of the country? Is it the invasion of western Civ and our country...