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Disney Threatens to Boycott Georgia Over Anti-Gay Bill

 
 
Lash
 
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Reply Wed 4 May, 2016 03:48 pm
@tsarstepan,
This was nice to see headlining the news today.
The good guys are winning.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Wed 4 May, 2016 03:51 pm
@Lash,
Even more good news this afternoon!
Breaking: Alabama City Council Rescinds Sweeping Anti-Trans Law After Legal Warnings
revelette2
 
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Reply Thu 5 May, 2016 05:56 am
@tsarstepan,
I was just about the post a headline concerning the threat, I guess I can go ahead, but good news.

The U.S. Just Threw Down the Hammer Over North Carolina’s Transgender Bathroom Law
engineer
 
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Reply Thu 5 May, 2016 06:10 am
@revelette2,
Listening to the governor is pretty infuriating. First, he had to take this action to protect the good people of Charlotte against a few ultra liberal members of the city council and the mayor who are pursuing an agenda the people don't approve of. The only problem is that this bill has been in progress for a year and the mayor ran with this as a plank in her platform, so the people directly voted for this. Then, it's a plot against him and his reelection campaign whipped up by the attorney general and the mayor, except, again, the Charlotte bill was long in the making and well debated. He went on a kick of "I don't even know why we are still talking about this." Maybe because the state is getting killed financially? Now he is talking about "federal over reach" and the justice department reading things into the civil rights act that aren't there, but a judge has already agreed with their interpretation.

Hopefully a good turnout in the fall will put McCrory out of a job, put NC in Clinton's column and even maybe help us get rid of Burr.
momoends
 
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Reply Mon 16 May, 2016 04:35 am
@tsarstepan,
con dos cojones!
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engineer
 
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Reply Mon 19 Sep, 2016 07:24 am
@engineer,
NC is still reeling from the latest HB2 related self inflicted wound. The NBA pulled the All Star Game from NC, then the NCAA pulled all their sports championships including the NCAA playoff early rounds from the state and now the ACC (which is head quartered in NC) is pulling all its "site neutral" championships from the state including the ACC Basketball Championships. A couple of moderate Republicans are feeling the heat and people are paying attention since basketball is a state religion, so the Governor is offering a compromise. If Charlotte repeals its law and the cities don't enact any laws to protect the LGBT population then the state will repeal the law saying that can't enact any laws.
boomerang
 
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Reply Mon 19 Sep, 2016 07:58 am
@engineer,
Jesus approves.

https://www.nytexaminer.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/Basketball-Jesus.jpg
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cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Mon 19 Sep, 2016 12:57 pm
@engineer,
Economics can usually sway most people to the right decision. Let's wait and see what happens in NC.
roger
 
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Reply Mon 19 Sep, 2016 08:22 pm
@cicerone imposter,
Well, of course. Economics is all about choices if you look at it right.
engineer
 
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Reply Mon 19 Sep, 2016 08:29 pm
@roger,
Governor McCrory had a "press" conference, but instead of taking questions, insisted they all be submitted in writing, then proceeded to answer three questions "from the press" that were actually from his staff.

Quote:
According to the Observer, McCrory’s camp planted three questions under the guise of being presubmitted by that newspaper at a recent event for Charlotte business owners. When editorial page editor Taylor Batten attempted to step in and ask a question, McCrory brushed him off, claiming the previous trio of questions was enough from the state’s most-read newspaper.

When the moderator asked how to get started, McCrory said, “Anything you like. No filter here.” Sure, who needs a filter when you posed the questions yourself?

When I tried to ask McCrory a question, the filter went up. “We’ve got three Observer questions answered already. I think you guys dominate the news enough.”

Of course, those weren’t Observer questions. They were softballs from his staff about what he wanted to do with his next term; how he wanted to reduce the state’s rape kit backlog; and how the state crime lab performed under McCrory’s opponent, Roy Cooper.
Batten confirmed the questions were planted by the McCrory staff in speaking with Ricky Diaz, a campaign spokesperson. Diaz claimed the questions were inserted as an attempt to, in his words, “keep the conversation format going.”

Hood Hargett Breakfast Club executive director Jenn Snyder denies this; she told Batten she expected McCrory to take live questions from the audience, but his camp insisted all questions be submitted ahead of time. In doing so, they mixed in three of their own questions with legitimate ones from those from the public and the press without notifying those in attendance of their origins.

roger
 
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Reply Mon 19 Sep, 2016 09:07 pm
@engineer,
Put it like that and maybe it isn't about choices?
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