Wednesday, May 25, 2016

NC: HB2 versus the Champions of Social Chaos

Common Sense to Prevent Economic Catastrophe

Mike Scruggs

Those who bewail and constantly parrot the possible economic losses from event cancellations and boycotts that might result from the North Carolina General Assembly’s continued resistance to the LGBT social chaos agenda are ignorant of the far greater economic penalties and dangers that would result, if North Carolina’s legislators caved in to such insanity. The LGBT bullying lobby and their media friends  seem to have no common sense understanding or concern that allowing possible sexual predators into women’s restrooms, dressing rooms, and showers would certainly expose females of all ages to significantly higher probabilities of assault, harassment, and embarrassment, robbing them of privacy, dignity, and a feeling of safety.

What happens to communities where women do not feel safe using the restrooms in shopping areas, or feel safe using restrooms at the workplace, or feel safe to visit restrooms during community events?  What happens to communities where children and young adults do not feel safe in the restrooms and dressing room showers at school? What happens to communities that become unfriendly to family values? Nobody outside of a madhouse can possibly think that  government regulations that rob women and girls of their privacy and feeling of security will be good for the economy. Neither will manly husbands and fathers allow their wives and children to be endangered by thoughtless politicians, no matter how fashionable sexual perversion might be to the liberal establishment and media. The LGBT agenda would be ruinous to business and the economy. People do not buy homes, and businesses do not buy commercial real estate in communities that will not defend the people’s safety and privacy. Families, businesses, and taxpayers flee such irresponsible communities.

 The left-wing Center for American Progress (CAP) estimated that North Carolina would lose $87 million because of cancelled conventions (13) and concerts (12) this year. The liberal Time Warner Network (TWC) estimated somewhat lower at $77 million. Some LGBT activists made hysterical predictions of economic doom, if North Carolina does not join Obama’s latest fashionable cause. Most of the cancelled conventions and events besides Springstein, however, were small, and some were tenuous. PayPal cancelled 400 jobs planned for Charlotte. That could reduce the state’s GDP perhaps $20.0 million. One thing liberals do not seem to be good at, however, is math. Economic analysis of more than one step is beyond them. Based on my past observations of how liberal math compares to reality, these estimates seem considerably inflated and would dwindle rapidly after 2016.  For the sake of argument, however, let’s round up their most inflated estimate to $90 million. This $90 million estimate, however, would be trivial compared to the multi-billion dollar economic disaster that would result from implementing Charlotte’s LGBT agenda over the State of North Carolina. 

 But before we look at the substantial economic downside of implementing the LGBT agenda in North Carolina, let’s look at what the American Family Association’s public boycott is doing to LGBT agenda enthusiast, Target Stores. As of April 18, 1.3 million social conservatives had pledged to boycott Target. At the end of April, YouGov Brandindex, a market research company, found that daily surveys of Target brand name favorability dropped nearly 10 percent in one week, a significant negative shift, causing an alarming downtrend in the stock price, which has dropped from $84 to $69 (18 percent) as of the close on May 25. Target stockholders have lost over $7.0 billion dollars, and angry Target stockholders are threatening to sue Target’s clueless management. This should be sobering news for corporations that go along with leftist bullying or want to become the leading edge of radical social change. Even fashionably liberal corporations have accountants that can do simple accounting math, and they know a billion is 1,000 times a million. Look for a sharp drop off in corporations backing LGBT business insanity.

 Let’s look at some numbers that give us some perspective on North Carolina’s economy. In 2014, North Carolina had an annual Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of $482 billion and is now one of the fastest growing state economies in the U.S. The state’s proposed budget for the 2016-17 fiscal year is approximately $22.2 billion. The point here is that any damage to the North Carolina economy from cancelled conventions and events or left-liberal boycotts is likely to be small compared to the very high cost of caving in to radical social agendas. Caving in to radical agendas could turn the relatively glittering metropolitan prosperity of Charlotte, Raleigh, Greensboro, or Asheville into the likes of Chicago, Detroit, or Baltimore. Radical economic or social policies severely hinder population growth and destroy businesses, property values, jobs, safe schools, and hope. 

 Most people with minimal economic education and common sense know that businesses need safe environments for their employees and customers to prosper. The keys to economic prosperity are safety, privacy, social comfort, and responsible civic and political leaders. I would be surprised if implementing the Charlotte/ Obama directive LGBT policy over the state only did one percent damage to North Carolina’s economy, but that would amount to $4.8 billion per year. All the hysteria over perhaps $90 million from losses in cancelled events scarcely lasting through 2016 is by logical comparison absurd.  The Charlotte/Obama LGBT agenda could easily lead to economic devastation beyond imagination.

 The safer, the more secure, and the more comfortable the environment, the more freely people will do business, play, and enjoy a productive day at work.  The safety of homes, schools, shopping, and recreational events is a major factor in population growth and a growing economy. It is especially important for women and children. No responsible parent will willingly expose their children to unnecessary dangers or social embarrassment, or significant impediments to their growth in learning or character. No respectable husband with love for his family will fail to guard carefully the safety and happiness of his wife and children.

 Anything that disrupts the safety and comfort of a community inevitably has a punishing effect on the economic viability of that community. Good government policies promote growth and prosperity. Radical social agendas destroy communities. The ideological Left is notoriously incapable of recognizing logical error or ideological failure. They just go on making things worse, continuing resolutely to economic and social collapse. Meanwhile, businesses and families make silent decisions about their prospects for safety, social comfort, and prosperity. Those residents and business that are able to flee, do so, and few have reason to take their place. Social radicalism is a not a policy that fosters economic growth.

 The North Carolina legislature did the right thing in keeping Charlotte from economic suicide. States that protect their women and children will prosper. States and communities that blindly follow the latest unexamined liberal fashion will see their problems multiply. Simple economic good sense will profit North Carolina a Hundred or a Thousand times what we might miss from politically correct boycotts and misguided event cancelations. North Carolina must not yield to corporate bullying, Federal tyranny, analytically negligent economic calculus, and the hysterical champions of moral depravity. The North Carolina legislature was right on HB2, and Governor McCrory is right and courageous to defend it.

Busted: Katie Couric's deception to promote gun control

Via Ronnie
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NC: Free Kids’ Fishing Events Scheduled for Late May, Early June & Free Fishing Day Set for July 4


Kids can fish for free and register to win prizes, including two lifetime licenses, at one of more than 35 kids’ fishing events being conducted across the state in late May and early June. Download a list of events.

July 4 is free fishing day in North Carolina. From 12:01 a.m. until 11:59 p.m., everyone in North Carolina can fish in any public body of water without purchasing a fishing license or additional trout fishing license. Residents and non-residents can fish for free in public, inland waters, as well as coastal waters, although they will need to abide by all other fishing regulations, such as size and creel limits, as well as lure restrictions. No need to wait for July 4 to get out on the water, though. The Wildlife Commission provides access to free fishing sites across the state, including public fishing areas and boating access areas. The interactive fishing and boating maps on the Commission’s website list more than 500 fishing and boating areas, most of which are free, that are open to the public.

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Last night, both inside and outside Trump's Albuquerque rally, violent protesters were again throwing rocks, burning American flags, waving Mexican flags, and physically intimidating those entering and leaving the rally.   What jackasses !  They are like an unpaid "Get out the Vote" (for Trump) campaign army !  People who might not be otherwise attracted to Trump's "America First" message will look at these violent attempts to stifle the free speech of their fellow Americans and conclude Trump is the person they want to be the next president.  If you're a Trump supporter you may secretly wish the protests get larger and even more violent. The larger and more violent the protests get, the more votes Trump will get.

Don't they realize that many people see these violent outbursts and think, "Trump is right."
They make his case for him. 

Many of last night's protesters carried signs saying "Trump is a fascist" without recognizing - they are the fascists. They are the same type of wannabe street thugs and protesters that infested the streets of Berlin, and later became the infamous "brown shirts" who brought to  power the most famous Socialist of all, the Fuhrer of the "National Socialist Workers Party" (aka Nazi), Adolph Hitler.

Meanwhile, the two flailing Democrat presidential candidates, likely to lose this Fall, are not repudiating  what is happening at the Trump rallies. They are not speaking out against the actions
of their violent supporters. Perhaps they can't because they're part of the liberal progressive cabal which hopes to shut down any speech which does does not support their Orwellian fantasies.  In their world, silence is not only golden, it is obedience.

But both Bernie and Hillary are missing both the point - and the boat. By not calling their supporters to account and speaking out against the violence done to rally-goers and  the First Amendment, they lose an opportunity to appear presidential and be presidential.

Their silence, at the end of the day, will cost them the election.

I like the idea of a pro-American president -  after 8 years of an ant-American president. Build the wall, put these abusive illegal alien agitators and welfare sponges back on the other  side of it where they belong, and don't let them back in.  As Trump says, "you come here legally or you don't come here at all."

(that's my message, too)

John Pizzo

On Clinton Cash, Or, It’s Always Worse Than You Think

Via Iver


In his column for PJ Media, my friend Ron Radosh, the distinguished historian, outlines the case for believing that Hillary Clinton is the “lesser of two evils” compared to Donald Trump. Ron says that he is “fully aware” of Hillary’s liabilities, yet concludes:
On foreign policy, there is more hope that [she] will take a course that asserts American leadership abroad.
Ron is not alone in asserting this. Several prominent conservatives have, with varying degrees of hesitation (not to say repugnance), embraced Hillary Clinton as the less bad alternative to Donald Trump.

A new film, which will debut Monday at Cannes, may force them to reconsider that judgment.

More @ PJ Media

Mexican Flag-Waving Mob Attacks Police, Horses Outside Trump Rally [VIDEO]

Via comment by Quartermain on What’s Really Behind #NeverTrump

Presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump held a rally in Albuquerque, New Mexico Tuesday.

Outside the event, a large group of liberal activists and illegal aliens caused a near-riot attempting to shut down the event.

The mob, holding anti-Trump signs and Mexican flags, began throwing rocks and bottles at police on foot and horseback.

This is how the event unfolded on social media.

More with videos and pictures @ The Daily Caller

Ron Paul Praises Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders…With Reservations

Via comment by Quartermain on What’s Really Behind #NeverTrump

Ron Paul Institute Chairman Ron Paul told host Larry King on the Friday episode of Ora TV's Politicking that in November he would vote for neither Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump nor Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. Nevertheless, Paul did have something favorable to say about each candidate.

Commenting in the interview first regarding Sanders, Paul said that Sanders “stands on principle” and that, “even though we disagreed on a lot of issues,” Paul and Sanders “would work together” sometimes when they were both in the United States Congress. Paul provides, in the interview, an example of where Paul and Sanders had common ground that led them to work together:
We would support some legislation, and people would say, “How are you doing this with a socialist?” I said, “We’re both against corporatism; we’re both against the special benefits to big business,” which was true. But, you know, his answer to that wouldn’t always be the same. Mine would always drift to the free market, and his would drift to “well we need more government to redistribute wealth.” But we could both attack subsidies for large corporations or the military-industrial complex. So, in that sense, you know, there is a kinship.

Updated: “HAPPY TRAILS TO YOU” – AN END OF AN ERA • Roy Rogers (2009)

Via David

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"It is extremely sad to see this era lost forever. Despite the fact that Gene and Roy’s movies, as well as those of other great characters, can be bought or rented for viewing, today’s kids would rather spend their time playing video games.

Today it takes a very special pair of parents to raise their kids with the right values and morals.

These were the great heroes of our childhood, and they did teach us right from wrong, and how to have and show respect for each other and the animals that share this earth.

You and I were born at the right time.

We were able to grow up with these great people even if we never met them.

In their own way they taught us patriotism and honour. We learned that lying and cheating were bad, and that sex wasn’t as important as love.

We learned how to suffer through disappointment and failure and work through it.

Our lives were drug free. So it’s good-bye to Roy and Dale, Gene and Hoppy, the Lone Ranger, and Tonto.

Farewell to Sky King and Superman and Sgt. Friday. Thanks to Capt. Kangaroo, Mr. Rogers, and Capt. Noah and all those people whose lives touched ours, and made them better.

It was a great ride through childhood.



The Roy Rogers Museum in Branson, MO has closed its doors forever. The contents of the museum were sold at a public auction. Roy Rogers told his son, if the museum ever operates at a loss, close it, and sell the contents. He complied.

Note the follow-on article truly the end of an era. Here is a partial listing of some of the items that were sold at auction… Roy’s 1964 Bonneville sold for $254,500. It was estimated to sell between 100 and 150 thousand dollars.

WATCH: Will University Students Donate Money To Hamas To Blow Up Civilians?

Via David "I want - I really want - to think these students are smart enough to catch on and are just pulling this guy's leg, but... I don't have that much confidence.  But DO note - nobody hands over cash, just promises to pledge support."

Do you remember Ami Horowitz, the filmmaker behind the ISIS flag vs Israeli flag waving at Berkeley video?

He’s now gone to Portland State University, pretending to fundraise for Hamas and their terror operations.

You WILL believe what happens next.

More @ Israellycool

Hanging Offenses – The Treason of Barack Obama & Those Who Are Complicit by Their Inaction

Via Cousin John

Between the Soviet-style propaganda purveyed by President Obama and the White House, the undeniable evidence of their collusion with Islamists, and the ever-widening body of government officials and lawmakers of both parties who have demonstrated that they intend to ignore this treason, our nation is faced with a crisis of unprecedented proportion.

Early this week, Sen. Kelly Ayotte called for the Obama administration to declare war against radical Islam. “[Y]ou have to define your enemy,” Ayotte said on “Fox News Sunday.” “The administration should spend less time on political correctness and more time on a strategy.”

As we’ve seen groups such as the Islamic State and al-Qaida gain ground in the Muslim world, news organizations have described the White House as “struggling with trying to define terrorism.”

Meanwhile, President Obama and his surrogates continue to insist that these terrorist organizations and the atrocities they commit have nothing to do with Islam.

“My God, ISIS is taking over the Middle East, and our president can’t even say ‘Islamist terror.'”

 More @ Sons Of Liberty

Americans: A Conquered People: The New Serfs

Via sauced07

As readers know, I have seen some optimism in voters support for Trump and Sanders as neither are members of the corrupt Republican and Democratic political establishments. Members of both political establishments enrich themselves by betraying the American people and serving only the interest of the One Percent. The American people are being driven into the ground purely for the sake of more mega-billions for a handful of super-rich people.

Neither political party is capable of doing anything whatsoever about it, and neither will.
The optimism that I see is that the public’s support of outsiders is an indication that the insouciant public is waking up. But Americans will have to do more than wake up, as they cannot rescue themselves via the voting booth. In my opinion, the American people will remain serfs until they wake up to Revolution.

Today Americans exist as a conquered people.

Election Slam Dunk: February 10, 2015

Via comment by genericviews on What’s Really  Behind #NeverTrump "My prediction was here:Election Slam Dunk I also thought that once the competition saw someone taking the lead with this tactic, they would at least pretend to be on board with it. But none of them did. So, Trump was the obvious run away lead."

Want to win your party nomination easily? Want to sit in the White House for two terms guaranteed?

Want to make the world a better place and make America more properous, healthy and secure? There is one way to do it. One EASY way. It is the same way that no one would touch for the past 50 years.

Make fixing immigration your single issue platform.
  • Control the borders.
  • Expel illegal aliens found here.
  • Judge every potential immigrant on the basis of how they can improve America by their arrival. Most will not qualify.
  • Turn the present process into a 60 day pass-fail process instead of a decade long ordeal.
  • Define birthright citizenship as only applying to the offspring of citizens.
It will in the first term:

Feds to build separate detention unit for transgender illegal aliens

Via comment by Anonymous on Transgender Teacher Claims $60k After Co-Workers U...

"Mentally ill tranny freaks aside, the detention units are useless if they're just going to release the illegals into the population anyway."
 --George 76

Federal immigration authorities plan to build a separate unit for transgender detainees in a new facility under construction in Alvarado, Texas.

The Prairieland Detention Center, expected to open in November, will house a total of 700 detainees and will have 36 beds set aside in a separate unit for transgender detainees, according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Detainees are asked about their gender identity when brought into detention facilities in order to make housing accommodations, according to current ICE guidelines.

According to a Human Rights Watch report from March, ICE officials estimate that out of the approximately 30,000 migrants detained by authorities on any given day about 65 are transgender women.