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  • 2016 Polls: Brexit Issues Driving Voters in Battleground States

    06/26/2016 11:01:12 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | JUNE 26, 2016 | CBS
    CBS releases 2016 polls from battleground states like Florida, Colorado, and Wisconsin, showing that a significant number of voters are sympathetic to messages similar to the successful “Brexit” campaign in the UK’s EU Referendum. rom CBS News: Battleground states are called battlegrounds for a reason: They’re often close, and 2016 looks like no exception. Hillary Clinton holds narrow leads over Donald Trump across a number of key states of Florida (up three points, 44 to 41 percent); Colorado (Clinton 40 percent, Trump 39 percent); Wisconsin (Clinton up 41 percent to 36 percent) and North Carolina, which has flipped back and...
  • University Of North Carolina: CHRISTMAS VACATION Is A ‘Microagression’ Now

    06/26/2016 6:07:59 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 41 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 06/25/16 | Eric Owens
    The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill issued a guide this week which instructs students that Christmas vacations and telling a woman “I love your shoes!” are “microagressions.” The taxpayer-funded guide — entitled “Career corner: Understanding microaggressions” — also identifies golf outings and the words “boyfriend” and “girlfriend” as microagressions. The UNC Chapel Hill guide, published on Thursday, covers a wide range of menacing microaggressions — which are everyday words that radical leftists have decided to be angry or frustrated about. Christmas vacations are a microagression, the public university pontificates, because “academic calendars and encouraged vacations” which “are organized...
  • Actress Kelly McGillis survives attack in her NC home ( Guess What she will do now)

    06/23/2016 3:17:40 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 90 replies
    WNCN ^ | June 23, 2016
    HENDERSON CO., N.C. – Actress Kelly McGillis, best known for her role in the movie Top Gun, was attacked in her Henderson Co. home on Saturday June 17, according to the sheriff’s office. Deputies say she came home to find Laurence Marie Dorn in her home. McGillis was able to flee after a struggle and call 911.
  • California tobacco tax measure targets an industry under pressure

    06/22/2016 7:27:06 AM PDT · by Drango · 21 replies
    Sac Bee ^ | June 20 | TARYN LUNA
    On a cool spring day at the Capitol, Toni Atkins delivered a series of blows unlike anything the tobacco industry had ever felt in California. Then speaker of the Assembly, the San Diego Democrat had been a lame duck for the last six months since the house elected Anthony Rendon to replace her. It was a Thursday morning in March and her final session as speaker, a tenure that lasted just shy of a year and 10 months. In a series of quick votes, the Assembly passed six smoking bills, the most significant of which raised the age to buy...
  • NC man, daughter arrested during fight over Confederate flags in Charleston

    06/22/2016 4:55:51 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 60 replies
    <p>CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) – Authorities say two tourists visiting South Carolina were arrested over the weekend in a dispute over the Confederate flag.</p> <p>Local media outlets report the South Carolina Secessionist Party was putting on its weekly display Saturday of Southern flags when a woman broke two small Confederate flags off a parked truck and ran away with them.</p>
  • NASCAR driver Mike Wallace, daughter beaten outside concert in NC

    06/19/2016 7:47:02 PM PDT · by aomagrat · 94 replies
    WIS TV ^ | 19 June 2016 | Michael Campbel
    CHARLOTTE, NC (WWBT) - A veteran of the NASCAR circuit and his daughter are recovering at a North Carolina hospital after they were allegedly attacked outside a concert in Charlotte. According to a post shared by former NASCAR driver Kenny Wallace on Twitter, his brother and fellow NASCAR driver Mike Wallace, along with Mike's daughter Lindsay were beaten as they were leaving a Rascal Flatts concert in Charlotte at the PNC Amphitheater Friday evening. Kenny went on to say that the men "continued to kick Mike in the face while Mike was 'knocked out'" in a series of tweets Sunday...
  • Clinton airs first NC ads of presidential campaign (barf!)

    06/16/2016 5:05:39 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 22 replies
    WRAL ^ | 6/16/2016 | Matthew Burns
    On the heels of a Greensboro rally by presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump on Tuesday, Hillary Clinton, the presumptive Democratic nominee, started airing two campaign ads Thursday in North Carolina and seven other battleground states. "Through the years, there have been challenges, setbacks," a narrator says in a one-minute ad titled "Always," "but for Hillary, one thing's never changed. Helping children has been a cause of her life, and it always will be." Together with a 30-second ad titled "Quiet Moments," the ads focus on Clinton's work with the Children's Defense Fund, on education reform efforts and her role in...
  • LIVE:Donald J. Trump for President rally in Greensboro, NC June 14, 2016 @ 7pm EDT.

    Tuesday, June 14, 2016: LIVE streaming coverage of the Donald J. Trump for President rally in Greensboro, NC at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex. Coverage will begin at 7:00 PM EDT. Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum Complex 7:00 PM EDT
  • Trump's 'Pocahontas' attack leaves fellow Republicans squirming (again)

    06/10/2016 9:05:35 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 173 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 10, 2016 | Matea Gold, Karoun Demirjian and Mike DeBonis
    The furor over Trump’s assaults on the impartiality of a Latino judge had just begun to subside when he lobbed two tweets Friday morning responding to Warren, who had lambasted him as a "thin-skinned, racist bully" in a speech the previous evening. "Pocahontas is at it again!" Trump wrote in one. "Goofy Elizabeth Warren, one of the least productive U.S. Senators, has a nasty mouth." [Snip] The response to the Pocahontas remarks have been mixed and in many cases muted - a sign of how jittery GOP leaders are still trying to find their comfort level with his rhetoric. [Snip]...
  • Major in US Army Reserve arrested after threatening to kill Muslims, leaving bacon...

    06/10/2016 10:51:02 AM PDT · by CodeJockey · 33 replies
    WNCN.COM ^ | 6/10/2016 | CBS North Carolina
    RAEFORD, N.C. (WNCN) – The Hoke County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a major in the U.S. Army Reserves after an incident at a Raeford mosque where a man left open packages of bacon at the entrance, threatened to kill members of the mosque and attempted to run them down with his SUV. According to Capt. Eric Connor with the U.S. Army Reserves Command at Fort Bragg, Langford first enlisted in the Army in 2003 and served two tours of Iraq, one in 2004 and another in 2008. Langford has been awarded the Bronze Star, Army Commendation Medal, Army Good Conduct...
  • Cooper’s Crusade Against Christ

    06/10/2016 4:47:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 10, 2016 | Mike Adams
    The people of North Carolina and the alumni of N.C. State University deserve an apology. Administrators at the school have implemented a patently unconstitutional policy, which forces students to apply for a permit in order to share the gospel on a public university campus they fund with their hard earned tax dollars. To make matters worse, the permit policy is being used to target Christians specifically while others are being allowed to exercise their rights unfettered. Now that a federal judge has called their bluff, the lawless North Carolina attorney general continues to defend the indefensible. Roy Cooper had the...
  • NC gun dealer wins duel with bank that cited federal reg to drop him

    06/09/2016 4:43:25 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 9, 2016 | Malis Zimmerman
    A North Carolina gun seller won a duel with his local bank, after the lender denied his web-based business its services, erroneously citing a controversial banking regulation, he told FoxNews.com Thursday. For months, Luke Lichterman had tried to get his Hometrust Bank branch to process purchases, but officials told him a 2013 Department of Justice regulation dubbed “Operation Choke Point” barred them from serving a “risky” business, he said. "When I asked the bank representative what other businesses are considered 'risky,' the first word out of his mouth was 'pornography,’” Lichterman, who is 75 and disabled from a serious car...
  • UNC professor teaches white males are the root of ‘hate speech’

    06/08/2016 5:21:38 PM PDT · by russbart · 49 replies
    The Extract ^ | June 8, 2016
    With safe spaces and secluded free-speech zones popping up on college campuses across the U.S., it is hardly surprising that a professor would use seminar time to rail against the evils of so-called hate speech. What one University of North Carolina instructor offers in his “Hate Speech” course, however, goes far beyond merely encouraging students to be inclusive in their rhetoric.
  • Conservative GOP Vs. ‘Liberal’ GOP Incumbents Battle in N.C. Primary (Ellmers defeated!!)

    06/07/2016 5:52:52 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 12 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 6/6/16 | Neil McCabe
    GOP Rep. Renee Ellmers and Rep. George Holding are facing a winner-take-all June 7 primary for the GOP nomination in North Carolina’s 2nd congressional District — and conservatives are rallying to defeat Ellmers. “In a [primary] race like this, I get to run on my record and she gets to run on her record,” Holding told Breitbart said. “I have a conservative voting record and she has a liberal voting record—and this is a conservative district.” Carter Wrenn, Holding’s campaign’s spokesman, said North Carolina conservatives once had high hopes for Ellmers. “She jumped on the Tea Party bandwagon in 2009,”...
  • North Carolina June 2016 Primary (RINO Ellmers Defeated!!!)

    06/07/2016 5:49:39 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 46 replies
    wxii12.com ^ | 6/7/16
    Incumbent Republican Rep. Renee Ellmers has been defeated by another Republican incumbent, Rep. George Holding, in the 2nd Congressional District, the AP projects. Holding was ahead 52 percent to 24 percent with about two-thirds of precincts reporting. Holding represented the old 13th District, which covered the Raleigh area before moving west to the Triad. The 2nd District race featured the only two Congressional incumbents running against each other in an American primary this year. It garnered more national attention when Donald Trump endorsed Ellmers.
  • Early results: Holding cruising to 2d district win (NC)

    06/07/2016 5:19:18 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 21 replies
    WRAL ^ | 6/7/2016 | Mark Binker
    Raleigh, N.C. — Rep. Renee Ellmers is poised to become the first Republican in Congress to lose their seat in a primary this year. As the polls closed across North Carolina at the end of an unusual June primary, Ellmers, the nominal incumbent in the 2d Congressional District, trailed both her challengers. Early returns strongly suggest U.S. Rep. George Holding is poised to win the seat. [snip] With 62 of the district's 158 precincts reporting, Holding held 55 percent of the vote, easily outpacing his competitors with the support of Wake County. If the trend in early returns hold, Ellmers...
  • Malkin: North Carolina Subsidizes American Worker Sabotage

    06/07/2016 9:10:08 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 21 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | June 7, 2016 | Michelle Malkin
    Why does North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory hate American workers? McCrory’s GOP administration is a serial offender when it comes to using tax dollars to lure Indian offshore outsourcing firms to the U.S. Deon Roberts at the Charlotte Observer reported this weekend on the state’s subsidies for companies that use or specialize in H-1B visa workers. Roberts mentioned New Jersey-based Spectra Group, which received “a $2.9 million grant to create 250 jobs in Charlotte” and then applied for 10 H-1Bs, and top outsourcing firm HCL Technologies, which snagged $19 million in state grants in 2014 and then filed initial H-1B...
  • Charlotte vet says he was fired for lowering flag on Memorial Day

    06/06/2016 10:11:42 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 9 replies
    Charlotte Observer ^ | June 3, 2016 | MICHAEL GORDON
    When Charlotte veteran Allen Thornwell lowered his employer’s American flag to half-staff on Memorial Day, he says he did not think to ask permission or consider the possibility that he had done anything wrong. Instead, the 29-year-old former Marine, who served in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, says he was thinking about his country, the meaning of the holiday and his best friend, Geoff, another Marine who killed himself two years ago after returning stateside. On Tuesday, Thornwell was fired. A manager at the placement service that arranged the vet’s job at Time Warner Cable in Charlotte told him...
  • Tropical Storm Colin

    06/05/2016 8:35:40 AM PDT · by NautiNurse · 154 replies
    NOAA/NHC ^ | 5 June 2016 | NOAA/NHC
    Tropical Depression 3 has formed in the extreme southern Gulf of Mexico. A Tropical Storm Warning has been issued for the Florida Gulf Coast from Indian Pass to Englewood. The primary hazards with this system are expected to be flooding from heavy rains and some coastal flooding from storm surge. This system is expected to develop into Tropical Storm Colin. Public Advisories
  • High school students build a 'Trump Wall' made of boxes and leave their Latino classmates outraged

    06/05/2016 1:45:03 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 41 replies
    Dailymail ^ | June 4, 2016
    A group of students at a western North Carolina high school built a wall made of boxes and blocked access to a common area, and their Latino classmates are upset. The students were allowed into McDowell High School, about 100 miles northwest of Charlotte, on Wednesday to perform a prank as a teacher supervised them. A photo of the wall with about 30 students standing in front of it was shared on Instagram and captioned, 'We built the wall first.' Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3625535/North-Carolina-high-school-prank-upsets-Latino-students.html#ixzz4AjwWVIYY Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
  • Trump backs Ellmers in first congressional endorsement

    06/05/2016 7:23:23 AM PDT · by fifedom · 56 replies
    Politico ^ | 06/04/16 | Elena Schneider
    Donald Trump has inserted himself into one of the most contentious House primaries in the country this weekend, endorsing GOP Rep. Renee Ellmers in her member-versus-member race in North Carolina. Trump makes a personal appeal to voters to back Ellmers in a robocall released Saturday. She was "the first congresswoman to endorse me and she really was terrific and boy, is she a fighter," Trump says in the call. It is the first time this election that Trump has picked sides in a congressional race.
  • Video shows students attacking Charlotte school administrator

    06/03/2016 6:32:24 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 48 replies
    CHARLOTTE, NC (WTVD) -- Officials are investigating after a group of students were caught on camera attacking a female administrator at a high school in Charlotte. WSOC-TV reports it's the second incident at Harding University High School in a week.
  • Silver: NBA needs progress on HB2 by end of summer (NC antipervert law)

    06/03/2016 4:11:50 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 21 replies
    WRAL Sports Fan ^ | 6/3/2016 | Uncredited
    OAKLAND, Calif. — Adam Silver has steadfastly refused to set any deadlines for when the NBA would decide on moving the 2017 All-Game in Charlotte if a hotly debated North Carolina law hasn't been changed. In a way, he did before Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night, even as he said he's been pleased by the direction of the discussions. Silver said the NBA would need to see definitive progress toward changing the law by the end of summer to ensure that All-Star weekend remains in Charlotte. "I don't see how we would get past this summer...
  • S.C. Governor Nikki Haley Holds Nothing Back as She Compares Trump to Shooter Dylann Roof

    06/02/2016 4:44:51 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 112 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 2 Jun 2016 | Lindsey Ellefson
    Nikki Haley‘s response to Dylann Roof shooting up a church in the state that she governs and killing nine people hasn’t always been perfect. In fact, it’s been cringeworthy at times, but she deserves credit from supporters for eventually removing the Confederate flag from state grounds and denouncing its use altogether. She has a history of coming around on issues and then really hitting them hard. For evidence of that, look no further than her fearless takedown of Donald Trump during her response to President Barack Obama‘s State of the Union address this year. Now, she is joining Hillary Clinton...
  • Sen. Burr says it is time to roll back parts of HB2

    06/01/2016 2:43:08 PM PDT · by Cyberman · 25 replies
    ABC 11 ^ | 05/31/2016 | Jon Camp
    North Carolina's senior U.S. Senator, Richard Burr, says the state should make changes to the controversial new law known as House Bill 2.... "It's now time," Burr told ABC11 after a Raleigh event, "for the General Assembly to take the opportunity that if we can roll this back, that it's probably in the best interests of North Carolina."...
  • Huffington Post Taunts NRA for Not Politicizing Charleston Attack

    07/20/2015 5:41:40 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/20/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    On July 20, the Huffington Post taunted the NRA for refusing to politicize the heinous June 17 attack on Charleston’s Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church. The article seized on NRA executive vice president Wayne LaPierre’s decision to remain quiet in the wake of the Charleston shooting, and it was construed in a manner designed to draw him out.For example, they suggest this silence indicates the NRA has something to hide. They do this by positing that the silence “is a pretty clear indication that the whole notion of gun ownership may still be up for grabs, 2nd Amendment or no 2nd Amendment.” And...
  • Redrawn border makes SC homeowners NC residents

    Gastonia, N.C. — Several homeowners in South Carolina could become North Carolina residents by Jan. 1, 2017, thanks to a bill to realign the border between the states. The line between North and South Carolina is not precisely where surveyors drew it the colonial times, so lawmakers in both states are attempting to straighten the line.
  • North Carolina police pulls out of Republican National Convention (NAACP same week Cincinnati)

    05/29/2016 9:23:29 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 28 2016 | Staff
    A North Carolina police department backed out of sending 50 police officers to the Republican presidential convention in Cleveland in June over concerns about whether the city is prepared to host an event that is expected to bring at least 50,000 visitors to northeast Ohio. Greensboro police made the decision earlier this week to pull its officers from the event, saying the city isn’t providing workers’ compensation for coverage for out-of-town officers and is requiring them to get physical exams they’d have to pay for themselves. Deputy Police Chief Brian James wrote in a memo to the city’s police chief...
  • Tropical Storm Bonnie

    05/28/2016 1:47:51 PM PDT · by NautiNurse · 48 replies
    NOAA/NHC ^ | May 28, 2016 | NOAA/NHC
    The 2016 tropical storm season is making its mark with an unusually early start. Tropical Storm Bonnie promises to wash out coastal plans for the Carolina coast. Public Advisories
  • U.S. EAST COAST WATCH FOR TROPICAL STORM POSSIBILITY

    05/26/2016 8:19:49 PM PDT · by varina davis · 31 replies
    National Hurricane Center ^ | 5/26/2016 | National Hurricane Center
    SPECIAL TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL 740 PM EDT THU MAY 26 2016 For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico: 1. Shower activity associated with the low pressure area located between Bermuda and the Bahamas has become somewhat better organized since yesterday, and the circulation of the low has become a little better defined. Environmental conditions are expected to be generally conducive for a tropical or subtropical cyclone to form on Friday or Saturday while this system moves west-northwestward or northwestward toward the southeastern United States coast. All interests along the southeast coast...
  • Two US Navy F-18s crash in the Atlantic off North Carolina’s Outer Banks

    05/26/2016 2:17:54 PM PDT · by Java4Jay · 10 replies
    Two of the US Navy’s F/A-18 Super Hornet fighter jets have crashed off the coast of North Carolina on Thursday, the US Coast Guard confirmed. Their crews have been recovered and taken to a hospital.
  • F/A-18F Mishap off coast of North Carolina (Collision)

    05/26/2016 10:16:58 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 17 replies
    US Navy ^ | May 26 | Staff
    NORFOLK, VA. (NNS) -- Two F/A-18F Super Hornets assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 211 flying off the coast of Cape Hatteras were involved in an in-flight mishap at approximately 10:40 a.m. local time. The flight was part of a routine training mission. All aircrew have been recovered and are en route to medical facilities for evaluation. The F/A-18F is a two-seat aircraft. VFA-211 is based at Naval Air Station Oceana. A safety investigation will be carried out to determine the cause of the accident.
  • 2 F/A-18s crash off North Carolina coast

    05/26/2016 9:35:14 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 26, 2016
    Two F/A-18 fighters crashed Thursday off the coast of North Carolina, defense officials told Fox News. The Coast Guard said four people were recovered and have been rushed to a hospital,...
  • Progressives on Parade

    05/26/2016 7:20:25 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 6 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 24, 2016 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Colleges and universities should consider inviting conservative commencement speakers if only to give overworked liberals a break. For one thing, this administration is in danger of overexposure on Graduation Days in a way that no Republican government need ever fear. Here is a partial listing of peripatetic progressives doing the college commencement tour, culled from lists compiled by The Daily Caller, The Huffington Post, Graduation Week.com, the Young America's Foundation and Campus Reform.org, a project of The Leadership Institute: • President Obama--Rutgers and Howard; • Michael Bloomberg--University of Michigan, Scripps College; • U. S. Rep. John Lewis, D-Georgia--Washington University at...
  • On HB2, our Attorney General seems more interested in making the law than enforcing it

    05/25/2016 12:18:19 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | May 25, 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    Was there some change in the definition of the role of the Department of Justice which I missed recently? The last time I checked, that agency was part of the executive branch and was entirely separate from the nation’s legislative activities except in terms of enforcement. If that’s still the case, somebody might want to mention it to our Attorney General at the next staff meeting. She showed up in North Carolina this week, ostensibly for the purpose of checking in on police protocols (perfectly reasonable) but decided to wax poetic on the state’s lawmakers. (Fox 8) U.S. Attorney General...
  • Trump, Burr Have Small Leads in North Carolina

    05/25/2016 10:37:03 AM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 7 replies
    Public Policy Polling ^ | 05/25/2016 | Tom Jensen
    Raleigh, N.C. – PPP's new North Carolina poll finds Donald Trump leading Hillary Clinton 43-41 in the state, with Gary Johnston at 3% and Jill Stein at 2%. Trump's 2 point lead represents a 4 point improvement from our March poll of the state, when Clinton was ahead by a couple points. The movement has come completely among Republicans. In March Clinton was up 79-13 among Democrats, and now she's up 79-12 among Democrats. In March Trump was up 49-32 among independents, and now he's up 45-27 among independents. But in March Trump was only up by 63 points among...
  • Black pastors rally in support of HB2, saying LGBT rights are not civil rights

    05/25/2016 9:52:41 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 9 replies
    About 40 preachers, mostly African-American, rallied on the State Capitol grounds on Tuesday to take offense at comparing the fight for LGBT protections to the civil rights movement of the 1960s.
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Republicans seek to combine North Carolina LGBT lawsuits

    05/23/2016 8:05:26 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 23, 2016 4:37 PM EDT | Jonathan Drew
    North Carolina’s Republican leaders are seeking to combine separate lawsuits over a state law limiting protections for the LGBT community — moves that could help steer the cases to a judge who twice ruled against the federal government in recent years. Three federal judges are currently assigned to five dueling lawsuits over the law, which requires transgender people to use bathrooms corresponding to the sex on their birth certificates in many public buildings. The law also excludes gender identity and sexual orientation from statewide antidiscrimination protections. Senate leader Phil Berger and House Speaker Tim Moore asked on Monday to combine...
  • Keep the Feds Out of Your Children's Bathrooms

    05/23/2016 10:40:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 23, 2016 | James Lewis
    Obama has asserted, by pure fiat, on no legal, medical, scientific, or commonsense grounds whatsoever, that he can dictate how children use school bathrooms around the country. This is an obnoxious and dangerous abuse of federal power, and it looks suspicious. What is Obama's motivation? Adults may not remember the deep shame and embarrassment children often feel, as early as age four, around toilet training. Sibling rivalry can get pretty intense. Being called a "poopy kid" by your brother or sister might look pretty harmless to parents, but young children can experience it as a sink-through-the-floor feeling of overwhelming shame....
  • Meet The Moms Fighting the Government Over Their Children’s Bathroom Privacy

    05/23/2016 10:42:15 AM PDT · by milton23 · 6 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 5/23/16 | Kelsey Harkness
    A group of North Carolina parents are joining forces to fight the Obama administration over its policy that forces public schools to allow transgender students into restrooms, showers, and locker rooms that are opposite from their biological sex. “It’s not safe for my daughter,” Tammy Covil, a mother from Wilmington, N.C. told The Daily Signal. The parents, part of a nonprofit called North Carolinians for Privacy, allege in a lawsuit filed May 10 against the Department of Justice and the Department of Education that the federal government is forcing them to choose between their children’s privacy and educational future.
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • ‘She loved being a mother’: Pregnant woman executed for refusing abortion, family says

    05/18/2016 9:07:59 AM PDT · by NRx · 44 replies
    WaPo ^ | 05-18-2016 | Peter Holley
    ...One of the things Candace Pickens was going through in recent months, relatives said, was a volatile and abusive relationship — one she managed to keep hidden from some of the people who knew her best in and around Asheville, N.C., where she lived. Her boyfriend, Nathaniel Elijah Dixon, had a violent history that included attempted robbery and allegations of domestic violence against another woman with whom he had a child, according to the Citizen-Times. In addition to Dixon’s extensive criminal history, police think he has possible ties to a Los Angeles street gang. When Pickens recently discovered that she...
  • Ben & Jerry unveil new flavor, voter registration push in NC

    05/17/2016 8:47:13 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 46 replies
    WRAL ^ | 5/17/2016 | uncredited
    DURHAM, N.C. — Ice cream innovators Ben & Jerry were in North Carolina Tuesday to launch a drive to increase voter registration and participation. Ben & Jerry's co-founders Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield visited North Carolina Central University in Durham to launch a national campaign that includes a new ice cream flavor, Empower Mint. The liberal entrepreneurs are working with the North Carolina NAACP and others in an effort to promote the importance of Congress reauthorizing the Voting Rights Act and working to remove the influence of big money in politics. "We're here today with Rev. Barber and many others...
  • Target, Transgenderism, and Transformation

    05/17/2016 8:16:45 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 11 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 16, 2016 | Alex Nitzberg
    Target Corp. (TGT) stock has plunged approximately 12% less than a month after the organization declared that its transgender customers and employees could utilize "...the restroom or fitting room facility that corresponds with their gender identity." Over 1.2 million people have signed the American Family Association’s "Boycott Target Pledge," in a massive display of consumer backlash against the retail chain. Walmart stock has also declined about 6.9% during the same period making it unclear at this point whether Target's depressed stock is related to their social policy or some other factor. Target issued its pronouncement just about a month after...