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  • 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 · 33 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...
  • HRC Blasts Ted Cruz’s New Transphobic Ad

    04/23/2016 3:03:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 85 replies
    The Human Rights Campaign ^ | April 22, 2016 | Brandon Lorenz
    Today, HRC released the following statement on Ted Cruz’s despicable new campaign ad attacking transgender people. “Ted Cruz’s transphobic smear campaign peddles a dangerous brand of hate and ignorance,” said HRC Communications Director Jay Brown. “At a time when transgender women are at a disproportionately high risk for violence and assault, Ted Cruz’s reckless ad puts them at even greater risk. Moreover, what message does Ted Cruz think this sends to transgender youth across this country? We deserve a president who’ll fight to protect the rights and dignity of everyone -- not a reckless, feckless politician who’ll do or say...
  • PBS's Brooks: NC Bathroom Law 'So Bad Now I Have to Praise Donald Trump'

    04/23/2016 6:49:26 AM PDT · by markomalley · 56 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 4/22/16 | Brad Wilmouth
    On Friday's regular "Shields and Brooks" segment on the PBS NewsHour, pretend conservative New York Times columnist David Brooks slammed the North Carolina bathroom law -- which tries to protect women and girls from men intruding into women's restrooms in state buildings -- as he declared that the law is "so bad now I have to praise Donald Trump" for the GOP candidate's criticism of the law on NBC's Today show. He went on to complain that the Republican party "should have moved on" from "1980s socially conservative culture war politics," and concluded by lauding "moderate" Trump as "not stuck...
  • Judge sentences Special Forces vet, spends night in jail with him

    04/23/2016 10:47:55 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 22, 2016 | AP
    FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – A North Carolina judge sent a retired Special Forces sergeant to jail for violating probation — then spent the night in the cell with him. News media outlets report Joe Serna, 41, who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder after three tours in Afghanistan, was diverted to Cumberland County Veterans Court after being charged with driving under the influence and other traffic offenses. The court is designed to help troubled veterans avoid jail time and get the help they need. Serna was told to stay sober and return to the court every two weeks. But when he appeared...
  • Trump revisits North Carolina bathroom law for transgenders: Let the states decide

    04/22/2016 1:10:18 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 131 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/22/2016 | AllahPundit
    Since the debate over what he said yesterday is still raging, it’s only fair that you get to hear his latest comment about it. Skip to 8:35 of the clip below from last night’s interview on Trump TV.His response to Hannity’s question about North Carolina is a dodge but it’s a dodge with a conservative pedigree. If you’re a Republican who’s been put on the spot about a hot-button social issue, you can’t go wrong saying, “Leave it to the states.” Even righties who disagree with you on the merits will tip their caps at your nod to federalism....
  • NBA Will Move All-Star Game If North Carolina Doesn't Change Anti-LGBT Laws

    04/22/2016 8:55:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    DeadSpin ^ | 04/22/2016
    North Carolina is set to host the 2017 NBA All-Star game, but in a meeting with reporters today, commissioner Adam Silver said that the game will have to be moved if recently enacted anti-LGBT laws are not changed. Silver was much more vague when asked about when specifically such a decision would be made, but this is still as clear a rebuke of the North Carolina laws as we’ve seen from him.
  • Gun sales booming in Eastern NC

    04/21/2016 4:50:53 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 5 replies
    KINSTON, N.C. (WNCT) – An unprecedented surge in gun sales is boosting the economy in the East and across the country. The gun industry is booming and last year, the FBI conducted a record-breaking 23.1 million firearm background checks. The National Shooting Sports Foundation says the gun industry added nearly 25,000 jobs last year for a nationwide total of nearly 288,000 jobs. Since 2008, gun industry jobs have increased 73-percent. North Carolina is one of the top-7 states for this growth. That’s something Neuse Sport Shop in Kinston can attest to. Gun sales there have doubled just since last year.
  • Court overturns VA school's transgender bathroom rule

    04/20/2016 7:35:57 AM PDT · by Morgana · 21 replies
    wowk.com ^ | April 20, 2016 | wowk
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia high school discriminated against a transgender teen by forbidding him from using the boys' restroom, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday in a case that could have implications for a North Carolina law that critics say discriminates against LGBT people. The case of Gavin Grimm has been especially closely watched since North Carolina enacted a law last month that bans transgender people from using public restrooms that correspond to their gender identity. That law also bans cities from passing anti-discrimination ordinances, a response to an ordinance recently passed in Charlotte. In the Virginia case,...
  • Rick Santorum: 'Love and accept' Bruce Jenner (If he says he's a woman, then he's a woman)

    05/04/2015 5:49:44 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 143 replies
    CNN ^ | May 3, 2015 | Alexandra Jaffe
    Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum is clarifying — but not stepping back from — surprising comments this weekend in support of former Olympian Bruce Jenner's decision to come out as a transgender woman. "If he says he's a woman, then he's a woman," Santorum told BuzzFeed during a roundtable discussion in South Carolina on Saturday. Santorum continued: "My responsibility as a human being is to love and accept everybody. Not to criticize people for who they are."
  • Trump: Transgenders Should 'Use the Bathroom That They Feel Is Appropriate'

    04/21/2016 6:53:01 AM PDT · by xzins · 949 replies
    CNS News ^ | April 21, 2016 | Susan Jones
    Republican Donald Trump says he'd be fine with Caitlyn Jenner using the bathroom of her choice at Trump Tower. (AP File Photo) (CNSNews.com) - Republican Donald Trump, appearing on Thursday's "Today" show, said transgenders should be allowed to "use the bathroom that they feel is appropriate." "So if Caitlyn Jenner were to walk into Trump Tower and want to use the bathroom, you would be fine with her using any bathroom she chooses?" host Matt Lauer asked Trump. "That is correct," Trump said. Asked for his view on the North Carolina bathroom controversy, Trump said the state has "paid a...
  • Donald Trump weighs in on the bathroom wars

    04/21/2016 9:56:22 AM PDT · by Marcus · 69 replies
    Blasting News ^ | April 21, 2016 | Mark R. Whittington
    Donald Trump had waded into one of the most bizarre controversies to have roiled American politics, that being whether or not transgendered people should be allowed to use the public bathroom according to the gender they identify with rather the one that biology has assigned them. North Carolina recently passed a law that mandates that people use the bathroom according to which gender is recorded on their birth certificate. The law has caused an uproar in the LBGT community. Some businesses and performance artists have decided to boycott the state, even those who do business and perform in countries that...
  • Curt Schilling, ESPN Analyst, Is Fired Over Offensive Social Media Post <bathroom dust up>

    04/21/2016 4:47:04 AM PDT · by mykroar · 57 replies
    CNBC.com ^ | 4/21/2016 | Richard Sandomir
    Curt Schilling, a former All-Star pitcher and one of the highest-profile baseball analysts on ESPN, was fired from the network Wednesday, a day after he drew intense criticism for promoting offensive commentary on social media. Schilling, who had worked for the network since 2010 and most recently offered analysis on "Monday Night Baseball," was dismissed after sharing a Facebook post this week that appeared to respond to the North Carolina law that bars transgender people from using bathrooms and locker rooms that do not correspond with their birth genders. The post showed an overweight man wearing a wig and women's...
  • North Carolina High School Opens Indoor Gun Range

    04/20/2016 11:58:52 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 40 replies
    Bearingarms.com ^ | April 19, 2016 | Jenn Jacques
    A high school in Smithfield, NC now offers another lane of study for some students: Members of the Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps program are able to study their aim on campus. The JROTC built a 1,200-square-foot, six-lane, indoor shooting range at the Smithfield-Selma High School and students began using the facility last week. The $10,000 in costs for the range was donated by the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission and the National Shooting Sports Foundation.
  • UK alerts LGBT travelers to North Carolina, Mississippi laws

    04/20/2016 3:18:54 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 44 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 20, 2016 5:38 PM EDT
    The British government is advising lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender citizens to pay special attention when traveling to North Carolina and Mississippi. […] The British advisory says new laws in North Carolina and Mississippi may affect LGBT travelers and directs those seeking more detail to the Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest LGBT civil rights organization. The advisory adds that attitudes toward LGBT people differ widely across the United States. …
  • Rich States, Poor States: 9th Edition

    04/19/2016 6:43:38 AM PDT · by daniel1212 · 8 replies
    The American Legislative Exchange Council ^ | April 14, 2016 | Joe Horvath
    On Tuesday, the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) Center for State Fiscal Reform released the ninth edition of the Rich States, Poor States ALEC-Laffer State Economic Competitiveness Index rankings. The study ranks all 50 states based on their economic outlook, calculated by weighing 15 variables in critical economic policy areas. Therefore, it is no surprise that of the states in the top 10 for economic outlook, six (Wisconsin, Florida, Indiana, Arizona, North Dakota and North Carolina) also qualified for the most recent State Tax Cut Roundup as states that substantially reduced taxes... Wisconsin earned an all-time best ranking of nine,...
  • PepsiCo CEO: We're reducing our reliance on colas for sales

    04/18/2016 7:56:57 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 18, 2016 10:40 AM EDT
    PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi said Monday the company is reshaping its product lineup to better reflect the growing interest in healthy eating and noted it has reduced its reliance on colas for sales. The maker of Frito-Lay snacks, Mountain Dew, Naked juices and Quaker Oats now gets less than 25 percent of its global sales from soda, Nooyi said. And she said just 12 percent of global sales comes from its namesake soda. Representatives for PepsiCo were unable to provide how those figures have changed in recent the years.The remarks underscore PepsiCo’s recent shift in tone as the world’s biggest...
  • Duran Duran considered canceling Charlotte show over HB2

    04/16/2016 9:11:22 PM PDT · by NotchJohnson · 81 replies
    Charlotte Observer ^ | 04/16/2016 | Wbtv
    Duran Duran, an English band out of Birmingham, UK, considered canceling their Charlotte show over House Bill 2. Band member Simon Le Bon took to twitter Thursday to share the band's viewpoint on playing in North Carolina. Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/entertainment/music-news-reviews/article72009507.html#storylink=cpy
  • Michael Moore Threatens To Eat North Carolina If It Will Not Allow Men Into Women’s Restrooms

    04/15/2016 7:51:30 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 14 replies
    The End Times ^ | 4/15/16 | Scott Alan Buss
    Famed filmmaker and gelatinous force of raging hypocrisy Michael Moore has threatened to eat North Carolina unless it agrees to allow men into women’s restrooms by high noon on Monday. “The way that North Carolina is imposing its morality upon others is just disgusting,” raged the multi-multi-millionaire who has made many fortunes by crafting and selling movies on the evils of capitalism. “And if North Carolina doesn’t cave completely to my demands to obliterate gender distinctions and let men into women’s restrooms, I’m literally gonna eat the whole sorry state for lunch!” The threat to eat the entire state was...
  • Cirque du Solei Cancels North Carolina Shows Over Public Facilities Act — Plans Shows In Dubai

    04/16/2016 12:36:29 PM PDT · by detective · 67 replies
    Truncated title. Full title: Cirque du Solei Cancels North Carolina Shows Over Public Facilities Act — Plans Shows In Dubai, Where Gays Are Put to Death. Canada-based circus and theater entertainment company Cirque du Soleil has canceled its upcoming shows in Greensboro, Charlotte, and Raleigh in North Carolina to protest the state’s Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act. “Cirque du Soleil strongly believes in diversity and equality for every individual and is opposed to discrimination in any form,” the group announced Friday in a press release. “The new HB2 legislation passed in North Carolina is an important regression to ensuring...
  • Senators ask NBA to pull All-Star game from North Carolina

    04/13/2016 5:04:17 AM PDT · by kevcol · 57 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | April 13, 2016 | Kelly Cohen
    A bipartisan group of senators has asked NBA Commissioner Adam Silver to pull the league's 2017 All-Star game from North Carolina because of a law in that state that many say discriminates against gay and transgender people. . . . Sens. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., Pat Leahy, D-Vt., Cory Booker, D-N.J., Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., Patty Murray, D-Wash., and Mark Kirk, R-Ill., all signed onto the letter sent Tuesday. Kirk is the only Republican signed onto the letter and is running for reelection this year.
  • When a Porn Company Tries to Take the High Moral Ground

    04/15/2016 11:42:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 15, 2016 | Michael Brown
    A major porn website has announced that it is blocking North Carolina users in protest of HB2, the Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act.So, North Carolina decides to keep its bathrooms and locker rooms safe from sexual predators and a porn company gets morally indignant.Oh, the irony. (For the bathroom side of the bill, see my questions to Bruce Springsteen; for the religious protections side, see the points made by Ryan Anderson; for Gov. McCrory’s partial compromise, while standing strong on other key points, see here.)An internet porn company, by definition, is not only immoral but literally traffics in immorality,...
  • (ALERT) More Arrests relating to Bundy Ranch Standoff-For taking pictures it appears (Two women)

    04/15/2016 12:39:37 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 22 replies
    You Tube ^ | 4/14/2016 | Revolution Radio
    at :07 ...it's getting downright frickin kooky out there...uh....I mean wow...So on my Facebook today I um see something come from Sgt. Moe and apparently there's two more arrests, one has already occurred.....
  • Ted Cruz Backs Controversial NC Bathroom Restrictions

    04/14/2016 8:23:22 PM PDT · by Washi · 35 replies
    NECN ^ | April 14, 2016 | NECN
    Republican presidential candidate and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz said he supports the ability of North Carolina lawmakers to pass a law restricting bathroom access for gay and transgender people. Cruz said Thursday during taping of a MSNBC town hall in Buffalo, New York, that states can pass such laws because "men should not be going to the bathroom with little girls."
  • N.C. Governor Signs Executive Order to Appease LGBT Community and Other Critics

    04/14/2016 2:35:31 PM PDT · by detective · 58 replies
    The New American ^ | 13 April 2016 | by Raven Clabough
    On Tuesday, North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory (shown) caved to pressure from big businesses and the LGBT community and signed an executive order to change the state’s recently passed LGBT law that barred local governments from extending protections to gay and transgender individuals and mandated that individuals use bathrooms based on the biological sex that appears on their birth certificates. Unfortunately for the governor, the order failed to appease the law's critics and has provoked criticism from the law's supporters.
  • Say goodbye to paypal

    04/14/2016 1:28:30 PM PDT · by budj · 42 replies
    AFA | 4/14/16 | self
    I got an email from the AFA today. It said, in part: "If you have a PayPal account, join American Family Association and cancel it today. Also, be sure to let PayPal know why you are canceling. TAKE ACTION Cancel your PayPal account today. Here's how: To close your account: Call: 1-888-221-1161 -Or- 1. Log in to your PayPal account online. 2. Click the Profile icon next to "Log Out." 3. Click "Close your account" under "Account options." If you don't have a PayPal account, you can still call and share your concern. If you're looking for an alternative to...
  • Nathan Deal On Religious Liberty: ‘I See What’s Happening In North Carolina, Mississippi’

    04/14/2016 6:49:13 AM PDT · by Cyberman · 27 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 04/13/2016 | Greg Bluestein
    Gov. Nathan Deal said the uproar in North Carolina and Mississippi over new laws that critics say curb gay rights should give supporters of the “religious liberty” measure in Georgia second thoughts, and warned that he’s willing to pull out the veto pen again next year if similar legislation lands on his desk. In his first interview since his veto two weeks ago of House Bill 757, Deal said Tuesday he’s concerned religious conservatives who plan to revive the measure next year will put Georgia through another contentious debate. “I don’t want to go through the same process all over...
  • Michael Moore Boycotts North Carolina

    04/13/2016 12:46:53 PM PDT · by God'sgrrl · 75 replies
    Twitter ^ | April 12, 2016 | Michael Moore
    I have asked my distributor NOT to book my film in any theater in North Carolina due 2 their bigoted law against LGBTQ ppl. They have agreed
  • Days after barring city employee travel to anti-LGBT states, Santa Fe mayor to travel to Qatar

    04/13/2016 12:02:23 PM PDT · by God'sgrrl · 50 replies
    KOB 4 News ^ | April 13, 2016 | KOB 4
    Santa Fe Mayor Javier Gonzales will travel this week to Qatar, and the trip is drawing criticism that the mayor is breaking his own directives. Qatar is known for its anti-LGBT laws, and Gonzales' trip was announced just days after the mayor reaffirmed Santa Fe's ban on city employee travel to states that have passed what advocates say are discrimination laws against the LGBT community.
  • NEWSLETTER: 2nd Vote Identifies “Better Alternative” to PayPal

    04/13/2016 11:43:17 AM PDT · by xzins · 27 replies
    2nd Vote ^ | 11 Apr 16 | 2nd Vote
    Last week, many 2nd Vote members asked about alternative ways to make and process online payments after e-commerce giant PayPal joined the liberal misinformation campaign in North Carolina. The California based company announced that it would stand against North Carolina’s common sense protections for small business owners and religious liberty and withdrew plans for a global operations center in Charlotte in an attempt to bully the state economically.   Subsequently, our research team noticed a growing company called ProPay that provided many products for online merchants.   After looking very closely at ProPay’s record of advocacy on the issues, the company has earned...
  • Bruce Springsteen: Asshat on the edge of town

    04/13/2016 10:05:00 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 34 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-13-16 | DrJohn
      It's been a long time since I was a Springsteen fan. Back in 1974 (April 29) at my alma mater, the University of Connecticut, there was a spring concert. Three bands were featured: a local band called Fairport Convention, a relatively unknown called Aerosmith and another largely unknown named Bruce Springsteen. It was quite the concert. Then, as happens so often, Springsteen became wealthy and the wealthier he became the more liberal he became. And the more hypocritical he became and the less I liked him. Today I find him intolerable. He's become a complete asshat. Springsteen canceled a...
  • North Carolina: We won't be bullied by big business hypocrites

    04/11/2016 9:49:14 AM PDT · by kevcol · 25 replies
    FOX News ^ | April 7, 2016 | Todd Starnes
    "The new law perpetuates discrimination and it violates the values and principles that are at the core of PayPal's mission and culture," CEO Dan Schulman wrote in a memorandum on the company's website. That's what a corporate bully looks like, folks. Conform to the demands of radical cultural militants or pay the price. "It is corporate blackmail," Lt. Gov. Dan Forest told me. But PayPal is not just a big business bully – they are also hypocrites. "PayPal does business in 25 countries where homosexual behavior is illegal, including five where the penalty is death," NC Rep. Robert Pittenger wrote...
  • 'Worst threat ever': Oh no! Here's how Michael Moore is punishing N.C. for 'bigoted law'

    04/12/2016 6:45:24 PM PDT · by kevcol · 41 replies
    Twitchy ^ | April 12, 2016 | Sarah D
    I have asked my distributor NOT to book my film in any theater in North Carolina due 2 their bigoted law against LGBTQ ppl. They have agreed — Michael Moore (@MMFlint) April 12, 2016
  • McCrory wants lawmakers to reverse part of HB2

    04/12/2016 2:14:47 PM PDT · by NCjim · 13 replies
    WRAL ^ | April 12, 2016 | Mark Binker
    Raleigh, N.C. — Gov. Pat McCrory says the General Assembly should reverse a portion of the recently passed House Bill 2 but leave in place provisions that deal with locker room and restroom usage. Specifically, the governor called on lawmakers to reverse a part of the law, known as the Public Facilities Privacy & Security Act, which prevents North Carolina workers who believe they've been wrongfully fired due to sex, age, race or gender from suing in state court. "I will immediately seek legislation in the upcoming short session to reinstate the right to sue for discrimination in North Carolina...
  • McCrory order expands LGBT rights to NC workers, aims to restore right to sue for discrimination

    04/12/2016 1:27:06 PM PDT · by Coronal · 46 replies
    The News & Observer ^ | April 12, 2016 | Craig Jarvis
    RALEIGH — Gov. Pat McCrory on Tuesday issued an executive order that changes two provisions in the controversial LGBT-protections law, and reaffirms private sector and local government rights to enact their own non-discrimination policies. In a statement his office released, the governor said the order was necessary because of widespread confusion about the intent of the Public Facilities Privacy & Security Act. The law has led to substantial opposition from major companies, and hundreds of quantifiable lost jobs.
  • Deutsche Bank cancels US growth plans over LGBT laws

    04/12/2016 12:11:14 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 60 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 12 Apr 2016 16:13 GMT+02:00 | (AFP)
    Deutsche Bank, Germany’s biggest lender, on Tuesday added its voice to a growing protest by major companies against legislation recently passed in some US states targeting gay and transgender people. The bank said in a statement that it would “freeze plans to create 250 new jobs at its Cary, North Carolina, location” by the end of 2017. The decision was “due to state-wide legislation enacted in North Carolina on March 23 that invalidated existing protections of the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender fellow citizens in some municipalities and prevents municipalities from adopting such protections in the future,” the...
  • Citing HB2, Deutsche Bank freezes 250-job expansion in Cary (NC)

    04/12/2016 9:35:45 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 24 replies
    WRAL ^ | 2/12/2016 | Evan Matsumoto & Matthew Burns
    Deutsche Bank on Tuesday announced that it will freeze plans to create 250 jobs at its Cary location due to North Carolina's new discrimination law, House Bill 2. The announcement on the company's website said the statewide legislation "invalidated existing protections of the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender fellow citizens in some municipalities and prevents municipalities from adopting such protections in the future." [snip] In September 2015, the bank announced its plan to add the 250 jobs through 2017 and invest $9 million there through the end of this year. North Carolina agreed to provide about $3.3 million...
  • The (Jerk) Boss: Springsteen

    04/12/2016 7:44:09 AM PDT · by Loud Mime · 47 replies
    Politichicks ^ | 4/12/2016 | Steven Maikoski
    When Bruce Springsteen cancelled his concert in North Carolina this month because of politics, I thought “what a jerk.” He wanted to send a message, and he wasn’t concerned that his cancellation affected far more people than the issue he claimed to be protesting. It was about a new law in the state which restricted men’s bathrooms to males, and women’s bathrooms to females. My god, the nerve of those Carolinians! The “Boss,” or some PR flake of his, explained: “To my mind, it’s an attempt by people who cannot stand the progress our country has made in recognizing the...
  • Is the Catholic News Service Director Promoting Gay “Rights”?

    04/11/2016 6:15:24 PM PDT · by markomalley · 10 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | 4/11/16 | Steve Skojec
    I’ve often found myself wondering about the bias I see at the Catholic News Service(CNS), which seems to gloss over many of the serious problems in the Church. Today, my friend Michael Hichborn at the Lepanto Institute has a story on CNS Director and Editor in Chief Tony Spence that may help shed some light on the bias of the USCCB’s official news and information service: Tony Spence has been the head of the Catholic News Service since 2004.  Over the last few weeks, Spence has been publishing statements on his own twitter feed, identifying him as the head of CNS, speaking...
  • Porn site blocks N.C. users as punishment for bathroom bill

    04/11/2016 7:20:02 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 53 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 11, 2016 | Victor Morton
    First no Bruce Springsteen concert, now no XHamster.com porn. The popular pornography site has blocked North Carolina IP addresses since 12:30 p.m. Monday, according to a report in the Huffington Post, in order to punish the state’s porn hounds over the bathroom bill. North Carolinians seeking to indulge now get a black screen, which the company plans to replace with a petition demanding the repeal of HB2, the bill that requires segregated public facilities, such as bathrooms and locker rooms, to divide according to biological sex not gender identity.
  • Porn site blocks N.C. users as punishment for bathroom bill

    04/11/2016 7:19:31 PM PDT · by jazusamo
    The Washington Times ^ | April 11, 2016 | Victor Morton
    Is Donald Trump being cheated out of the Republican Presidential nomination? Without a single vote being cast by Republican voters in Colorado, Ted Cruz won 21 delegates from the state’s seven congressional assemblies and 13 delegates at the state convention on Saturday April 9th, 2016. While the Colorado GOP establishment changed the primary process in August 2015 – the opposition to Trump delegates has supporters of the businessman up in arms. What is the Truth About The Colorado Delegate Controversy?