HB2 opponents showing their naivety, confusion, ignorance about what they are actually fighting

One of the most appalling examples I’ve seen so far is ACC commissioner John Swofford.  The former UNC football player must have been hit in the head too many times — or maybe he took one too many of his alma mater’s notorious Af-Am classes.  Here’s his statement on the so-called HB2 “bi-partisan” compromise making its way through the General Assembly:

[…] “It’s encouraging that a bipartisan effort has been initiated in the North Carolina General Assembly regarding HB2,” Swofford said in a statement Saturday. “If legislation is passed that resets the law as it was prior to HB2, it will present the opportunity to reopen the discussion with the ACC Council of Presidents regarding neutral site conference championships being in the state of North Carolina.[…] 

Reset the law as it was prior to HB2? Has this man read the legislation itself?  Prior to the passage of HB2, it was illegal to mix genders in public bathrooms and locker rooms.  (You could knock yourself out, do what you wanted, in a private environment.) 

Charlotte came along attempting to bully anyone in their jurisdiction who dared to continue maintaining gender designations on their locker rooms or restrooms.  (Refuse their demands, and they will bankrupt you and ruin you.)

Section 24, Article II of the state constitution gives the General Assembly authority to act on any local matters except those dealing with the following subjects:

(a) Relating to health, sanitation, and the abatement of nuisances;
(b) Changing the names of cities, towns, and townships;
(c) Authorizing the laying out, opening, altering, maintaining, or discontinuing of highways, streets, or alleys;
(d) Relating to ferries or bridges;
(e) Relating to non-navigable streams;
(f) Relating to cemeteries;
(g) Relating to the pay of jurors;
(h) Erecting new townships, or changing township lines, or establishing or changing the lines of school districts;
(i) Remitting fines, penalties, and forfeitures, or refunding moneys legally paid into the public treasury;
(j) Regulating labor, trade, mining, or manufacturing;
(k) Extending the time for the levy or collection of taxes or otherwise relieving any collector of taxes from the due performance of his official duties or his sureties from liability;   
(l) Giving effect to informal wills and deeds;
(m) Granting a divorce or securing alimony in any individual case;
(n) Altering the name of any person, or legitimating any person not born in lawful wedlock, or restoring to the rights of citizenship any person convicted of a felony.

(Statewide matters are a different story.)  NONE OF THAT HAS ANYTHING TO DO WITH GENDER DESIGNATIONS ON BATHROOMS AND RESTROOMS.   Charlotte did not attempt to go through proper channels and file a local bill in the General Assembly.  The General Assembly acted — as the constitution allows them to do — on behalf of concerned local entities who did appreciate the bullying by the city council.

With their intimidation efforts thwarted, the lefties commenced their $h!t-fit we find ourselves still swamped in.

Charlotte was in violation of the state constitution.  Our lawyer — the then-attorney general — was too busy running for governor to do his job and protect our governing documents.

Rush Limbaugh often likes to laugh about how certain phrases and terms — like gravitas — make their way through the driveby media.  I think it’s interesting how terminology introduced by Pat McCrory and Thom Tillis — “If the far left and the far right don’t like it, it can’t be so bad.”  — is making the rounds of Raleigh NCGOPe types in discussing the so-called HB2 “compromise.”  (Note:  If you have to put the word “far” in front of the word “right,” you ARE NOT and NEVER HAVE BEEN a conservative.) 

Here’s one Raleigh NCGOPe hanger-on, a “consultant” or lobbyist, I think:

THiS GUY is stupid.  Just stupid.  (Responding to him makes me feel like I’m roughing up one of those special needs kids.) 

This bill accepts the concept of protecting manufactured categories of people — just like liberals have advocated for decades.  This “compromise” bill forbids discrimination based on “citizenship” or “genetic information.”  So, refusing to hire someone because they might be an illegal alien, or firing someone for dishonesty when they claim to be a girl but are actually a boy, can get you dragged in front of the Human Relations Commission in leg irons. 

Republicans should  have abolished the Human Relations Commission decades ago. Yet, here they are trying to strengthen it.  (How in the hell do you legislate the concept of people getting along?)

So Brent the consultant /lobbyist / Miami Vice body double is poo-pooing the idea of fighting the left?  Okay, so why bother having political parties?  These guys — at election time — like to pitch yarns about how they are going to fight for us against the godless leftist trolls.  Then, they get returned to Raleigh and lecture us about how we need to shut up so they can work with those same godless leftist trolls to “get something done.”  (Hitler and Stalin “got stuff done.”) 

This so-called “compromise” actually gives the left wins – things they DIDN’T have even prior to HB2.  This so-called “compromise” strengthens the government leviathan and its grip on our every day lives. It is the opposite of everything we voted for when we put Republicans in charge of Raleigh.

Speaking of dumb tweets from Raleigh GOPe groupies, here’s another one:

Amazing.  Two guys who run around Raleigh prostrating before Pat McCrory, Robin Hayes and Thom Tillis coming up with THE SAME SPIN at virtually the same time.    (Somewhere, Pat McCrory is sitting alone in a dark room — littered with ‘Help Wanted’ classified pages — giggling with pleasure over this accomplishment.) 

My point here?  The hubbub over HB2 is really a bunch of uninformed nonsense being batted around by know-nothings in both parties.  We aren’t being represented, folks.  It’s time to get in their faces, twist their arms, and remind them WHO the bosses really are.  

16 comments for “HB2 opponents showing their naivety, confusion, ignorance about what they are actually fighting

  1. GUWonder
    February 27, 2017 at 12:38 pm

    This ACC thug is engaged in extortion. He needs to be wearing an orange jump suit and facing criminal charges.

    The issue here is the privacy and safety of our women and little girls. Those who oppose that should be tossed out of the Republican Party.

    • Phil Smith
      March 5, 2017 at 1:18 pm

      Totally agree with you. Phil

  2. Just Sayin'
    February 27, 2017 at 3:21 pm

    Sent emails to my reps this weekend. Told them not to cave in. I’ll remember how they handle this come election time.

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    • Phil Smith
      March 5, 2017 at 1:19 pm

      As will I. Phil

  3. J.P. Jones
    February 27, 2017 at 3:53 pm

    When thinking about the relevance of big money sports in the context of public institutions of higher learning, these college athletic conferences are already on thin ice. The arrogance being displayed by the ACC, as well as other sports entities, is quite appalling. Their bullying tactics furthering their far out social agendas as well as their promotion of shallow thinking in general is not something I’m willing to pay for – especially under the guise of public education!

    Regarding the political parties: It’s time once and for all for the Republican Party to demonstrate that it is not one of the two wings of the Establishment Party. Do we have representation or not? Do you dudes serve your money masters or the people of your districts?

    • Phil Smith
      March 5, 2017 at 1:20 pm

      Absolutely agree with you. Phil

    • ROB
      March 5, 2017 at 9:47 pm

      let them take there sorry ball games ELSE WHERE ,HB2 WAS JUST AN EXCUSE TO MOVE ANYWAY FOR MORE MONEY ITS BEEN IN MOTION BEFORE THIS EVER CAME UP OR IT WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN SO OBVEOUS .YES OBAMA FED IT FUEL?

  4. john steed
    March 4, 2017 at 8:42 pm

    The incompetence is on both sides. Republicans have handled an issue that we should be kicking butt with against the Democrats and their media buddies incompetently, and that goes for the McCrory campaign, the legislature, and the NCGOP; We hold the moral high ground in defending womens privacy and safety while the left panders to a tiny group of seriously mixed up people. We also hold the big end of the stick since women are over half of the population and the people mixed up about gender are a fraction of one percent. So why do we let the Democrats outmaneuver us on this issue?

    Instead of whining about compromise, we should be loudly saying we are standing firm for the safety and privacy of our women and little girls, and publicly declare that this is our red line on any legislation on this subject. We should go on the offensive and turn a Democrat war cry back on them, blasting Cooper, the Democrats in the legislature and the round reverend’s freak show for wanting a War on Women and Little Girls.

    When sports groups try to bully us, we should loudly ask if they let their players shower with their cheerleaders, and since they do not they are hypocrites demanding that North Carolina require that grown men be allowed into the showers and restrooms with women and little girls. We should give it back to them in spades.

    When PayPal tried to bully us, we should have fired back and called on Republicans, conservatives, and Christians to dump their PayPal accounts; Let they know if they want a war, we will give them a war. Actively publicize PayPal alternatives like those listed at http://www.paypalsucks.com. Instead of cowering before the bully, punch him in the nose.

    When the Charlotte Observer ran its infamous editorial that young schoolgirls would just have to get accustomed to seeing penises in their showers, we should have jumped all over that and gone head to toe with the media, blasting them for being out of touch with NC values and generally dishonest in their reporting on HB2. Accuse all the Democrat big media of taking the Observer position and let them have to claim otherwise. Any time HB2 comes up, that editorial should be referenced for the issue that is really at stake here.

    We needed press conferences on a repeat basis to blast the Democrats and the media. Someone should have done a press conference in front of the Charlotte Observer on that stupid editorial, preferably the governor, but if he had cold feet, then the NCGOP chairman. Dave Flaherty as NCGOP chairman used to throw the hand grenades at the Democrats in Governor Martin;s first race and let Martin take the high road. The NCGOP chairman should have done the same this time, but he was MIA. A press conference in front of the ACC office was also called for.

    We have a politically incompetent group at NCGOP. The chairman is getting senile and probably not able to pull off a press conference. Any ED is a lightweight compared to the party chairman in terms of credibility to speak at a press conference, and the one we have now comes across particularly as juvenile and a lightweight. They have totally bungled what was a marvelous opportunity and actually let the Democrats get ahead of us on what should have been a slam dunk issue for our side. This is a level of utter incompetence that should not be tolerated by party delegates.

    If we betray our base on this issue and turn them off, the disaster will be complete.

    • March 6, 2017 at 8:28 am

      It ALL started with Jennifer Roberts and the other idiots – Clt City Council

  5. March 5, 2017 at 1:04 pm

    23 years of cheating, Carolina Athletic Dir. Head of the ACC. Football at Carolina. Proof he’s not smart at all. Maybe some Trans will walk in the shower with his daughter, grand daughter or wife. He would deserve it.

  6. Thomas Cordell
    March 5, 2017 at 1:35 pm

    When you deny TRUTH exists, you will fall for anything. Even changing your birthed sex. Maybe even your humanity?
    The state is not the source of rights of the people.

  7. Klaus Meyer
    March 5, 2017 at 2:10 pm

    The big brouhaha about HB2 has nothing to do with the sanity of the bill. It is all about the fact that the “accomplishments” of the left have actually been reversed, rather than being slowed down. This is at the root of the matter.

  8. R.W. Hagler
    March 5, 2017 at 2:19 pm

    House Bill 2 is not about discrimination: never has been. Instead, it is a descriptive narrative on what laws (already in the books) truly mean. It does not discriminate by age, religious preference, nation origin, race or sex; it simply clarifies that one’s sex is the gender specified on one’s birth certificate. Simple, short, precise: not discriminatory! Write Congress and support them in their efforts to protect our youth from the inevitable intrusion of a few perverted souls who will use the repeal of HB2 to exercise their perversions. Stand with our lawmakers by letting them know you are in favor of HB2 and wish to see it remain a law.

  9. Kingsley
    March 5, 2017 at 6:46 pm

    Stop sending me this garbage and we had laws covering all this stuff way before Charlotte decided to muddy it all up. Bottom line is you are dead wrong and wasting my time and money.

  10. March 5, 2017 at 8:08 pm

    Ask any knot head who supports repealing HB2 to take a poll of his mother, wife, daughter, granddaughter, sister and any other female he knows with this question:”Would you mind if a urinal was placed in a ladies room you used for the convenience of any biological male to use if he felt more comfortable there?”

  11. Harold M Hanson
    March 6, 2017 at 7:23 am

    Keep HB2 period !!!!!!!

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