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  • Poll: Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton in tight races in battleground states

    06/26/2016 4:39:03 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 20 replies
    CBS ^ | 26 Jun 2016 | Anthony Salvanto
    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 forth between the parties in the last two elections, where it's Clinton 44 percent and Trump 42 percent. In the wake of the Brexit referendum in the United Kingdom this week, many wondered if the same sentiments...
  • 2016 Polls: Brexit Issues Driving Voters in Battleground States

    06/26/2016 11:01:12 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 29 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...
  • 3 Arrested in Beating of NASCAR Veteran Mike Wallace, Daughter After Concert

    06/20/2016 7:48:55 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 31 replies
    ktla ^ | 06/20/2106
    Three men have been arrested for allegedly attacking and beating NASCAR veteran Mike Wallace and his daughter after a North Carolina concert. ... Kenny Wallace posted images of the alleged incident to social media. One photo shows his brother badly beaten and another shows the victim’s daughter on a stretcher. “My brother Mike laid on the ground ‘knocked out’ and it was NOT even a fight and 3 men kept kicking my ‘knocked out’ brother in the face,” Kenny Wallace posted, in part, on his official Facebook page (Warning: Graphic images). “Think about it? .. My brother was knocked out...
  • 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...
  • Trump may still be “Going Red” in bellwether counties

    06/18/2016 11:35:31 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 18 replies
    Hot air ^ | June 18,2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    A couple of weeks ago we got the first hint of what was going on in these locales from Axiom Strategies. Even as his national numbers were sinking, Trump was holding on pretty well in those counties. Now they’ve gone even deeper into this particular geographic analysis, and as Politico Reports, Hillary Clinton has a fight on her hands that she’s currently losing. Axiom identified seven counties in seven battleground states that have proved to be bellwethers in the past four elections. Trump, so far, has an edge in four of them, Hillary Clinton has an edge in two, and...
  • Trump holding rally in Greensboro tonight (North Carolina)

    06/14/2016 8:47:26 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Greensboro News & Record ^ | June 14, 2016 | Staff
    What: Donald J. Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, will hold a campaign rally in Greensboro on Tuesday. When: Doors open at 4 p.m.; event is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. Where: Greensboro Coliseum Special Events Center Tickets: Free; go to www.donaldjtrump.com/schedule; tickets are limited to two per mobile phone number.
  • 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
  • Prayer request for my 20 yr old baby girl, please

    06/12/2016 6:28:14 AM PDT · by momincombatboots · 61 replies
    6/12/2016 | self
    My twenty year old daughter was shot multiple times Wednesday night 6/8/16 in Charlotte NC. She has two bullets inside her.. lost her spleen, 2 holes in the stomach. I have been encouraging her to leave the city before something terrible happens.. she didnt7, but she will now. I am amazed by God's Almighty Grace that she is alive, I think, even lucky, considering the close range. Pray for her to seek Jesus, to heal, to say goodbye forever to the boy who put her in harms way. Pray for his soul. As usual, he was relatively unharmed, taking one...
  • 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,”...
  • Was Trump's Endorsement of Congresswoman Ellmers Reverse Psychology?

    06/07/2016 7:41:30 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 16 replies
    EEE | 07 JUNE 2016 | EEE
    The Donald can now say he tried to help the GOPe maintain the House majority, but the conservative base are speaking and it's beyond his control in case he gets pushback from Ryan and his Chamber of Commerce peeps. Of course, the Left and reprobates like Erik Erickson (Thanks Mods/Jim for pulling that thread, Redstate is dead to me) will spin it and say that Trump has no coattails or whatever, but they couldn't be more wrong. Trump's not a traditional politician. He's going to make these types of moves because it's good to get criticism from the base, which...
  • 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.
  • (Vanity) Pro-Amnesty Supporter Renee Ellmers (R) loses NC CD-2 primary!!!!

    06/07/2016 5:24:44 PM PDT · by ak267 · 38 replies
    politico ^ | 6/7/2016 | Ak267
    Bye-bye Renee. The voters have a long memory. Perhaps you can get a job with Cantor. http://www.politico.com/2016-election/results/map/house/north-carolina The infamous squabble with Laura Ingraham https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tUwVAimKnIM
  • Gun Seller Choked Off From Bank Finally Gets His Account

    06/07/2016 2:48:26 PM PDT · by milton23 · 12 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 6/7/2016 | Kelsey Harkness
    Less than three months after being denied access to a bank because he sells firearms, a North Carolina gun seller said the bank reversed its policy and offered him the financial products he needs to run his business. Luke Lichterman, owner of Hunting and Defense in Tryon, N.C., told The Daily Signal, “I’m going to be able to continue doing business.” After being initially denied from the bank, Lichterman blamed a little-known program called Operation Choke Point. Operation Choke Point was launched by the Department of Justice in 2013 to fight fraud by choking fraudsters’ access to the bank services.
  • Judge Rules in Favor of Christian Student Group Against NC State’s ‘Speech Permit’

    06/07/2016 6:25:58 AM PDT · by milton23 · 6 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 6/6/2016 | Faith Vander Voort
    North Carolina State University infringed on the free speech rights of a student-led Christian group, a federal judge has ruled. Chief U.S. District Judge James C. Dever III, calling his action “in the public interest,” issued a preliminary injunction Saturday against NC State’s speech permit policy, saying it violates the students’ First Amendment right to freedom of speech. “The judge pretty much granted the entire request that we asked for,” a lawyer for the students, Tyson Langhofer, told The Daily Signal. “Essentially, everything in the final order that we requested was granted.”
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Branded a racist, lawmaker scales back tuition-cut proposal [NC]

    06/01/2016 7:41:42 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 1, 2016 6:25 PM EDT | Anna Gronewold
    A North Carolina lawmaker who proposed to slash tuition to just $500 a semester at five public universities that serve mostly blacks, American Indians and the poor announced Wednesday that he is scaling back on the bill after running into mistrust so fierce he was branded a racist. Republican Sen. Tom Apodaca said he plans to drop the three historically black colleges from the bill. Apodaca is Hispanic.The move came after North Carolina’s NAACP called the proposed tuition cut a back-door attempt to drive the black schools into bankruptcy. …
  • US coal ash highly rich in rare earths, scientists find

    05/31/2016 3:41:13 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Mining ^ | May 30, 2016 | Cecilia Jamasmie
    US scientists have found what it could be key for the future of the country’s ailing coal industry as they detected that ashes from local operations, particularly those around the Appalachian region, are very rich in rare earth elements. Researchers from North Carolina-based Duke University analyzed coal ashes from coal-fired power plants throughout the US, including those in the largest coal-producing regions: the Appalachian Mountains; southern and western Illinois; and the Powder River Basin in Wyoming and Montana. One of the team main conclusions was that coal waste generated by the Appalachian coal operations was the richest in rare earth...
  • 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.
  • LOOK: NASCAR Pokes Fun at NC Bathroom Law

    05/29/2016 4:03:12 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 29, 2016 | Cortney O'Brien
    CHARLOTTE - Signs on the porta-potties in the parking lot at the Coca-Cola 600 NASCAR race in Charlotte, North Carolina on Sunday poked fun at the ongoing controversy in the state--and the nation--over a bathroom law that requires people to use public restrooms that correspond to their biological gender. Take a look: View image on Twitter NASCAR has a sense of humor. North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory is in attendance and received a mostly warm welcome and cheers from the crowd. Update: The signs were removed.
  • David Petraeus Pleads Guilty

    04/23/2015 11:36:53 AM PDT · by Cecily · 52 replies
    The Charlotte Observer ^ | April 23, 2015 | Michael Gordon et al.
    In a humbling chapter of an exemplary career, David Petraeus – a West Point grad who went on to command U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan before becoming the nation’s top spy – pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court to sharing classified information. Under a plea agreement, Petraeus was to be sentenced by U.S. Magistrate Judge David Keesler to two years’ probation and a $40,000 fine. As Kessler moved through the methodical proceedings, Petraeus answered questions in strong voice, one accustomed to addressing troops and congressmen. Patraeus was sentenced in Charlotte, the city where the security breach was discovered as...
  • Is anyone suing the 'Boss' for refusing to provide services in NC? Or is that only Cake bakers ...

    05/28/2016 6:21:08 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 19 replies
    28 May 2016 | 11th VA
    Just wondering if anyone has heard anyone pursuing this avenue?
  • 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...
  • North Carolina school system proposes ban on skinny jeans

    05/26/2016 12:12:21 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 26 replies
    Fox news ^ | May 25, 2016
    A North Carolina school system's proposal to ban skinny jeans and other tight pants has drawn a flood of opposition from students and parents. The New Hanover County School System in the Wilmington area is considering a policy that prohibits all students from wearing leggings, skinny jeans and "any other excessively tight fitting pants" unless worn with a top or dress that "must cover the posterior in its entirety," local media outlets report. School Board Vice Chairwoman Jeannette Nichols said the proposal was developed after some "bigger girls" were being bullied because of their tight jeans.
  • 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,...
  • Unstereotyped: Why this black pastor supports Donald Trump

    05/25/2016 7:30:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    CNN Money ^ | May 25, 2016 | Tanzina Vega
    Warning: This story contains language some may find offensive. It should come as no surprise that Donald Trump has earned scant support among black voters. Black protesters have been heckled and kicked out of Trump rallies and a black man was sucker punched by a white man as he was leaving another event in North Carolina. Trump has also gained the support of white supremacists including David Duke, the former Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan (Trump later disavowed Duke, but only after many public stumbles and increasing pressure to do so.) But James Davis, a black conservative pastor...
  • 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 · 35 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...