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… So What is the Fuss [#NC][#HB2]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,July 14th,2016

.. NC Gov Pat McCrory is the former Mayor of Charlotte . He knows his hometown very , very well . So when the Charlotte City Council decided to wild on gay and lesbian rights , the NC legislature stepped in and shut things down ..

.. and how !! ..

.. the solution is HB2 . It is really not that complicated or difficult to understand . It does some simple things …

.. [h/t —]..
.. [link] to the blog post ..

.. first , it standardizes gay and lesbian rights in state law . The cities and counties cannot play around with their own laws , as the city of Charlotte had done . The law is uniform throughout the state of N.C. ..

.. second , it allows , in law , transgenders to change their gender indentity on their birth certificate , once they have completed [w. a doctor ‘ s certification] the transgender process . Once its done , then o.k.

.. third , it does not allow transgenders to utilize public facilities [such as public johns and changing facilities] that they identify with their new gender . Charlotte had passed a law to allow this . HB # 2 overturns it .. The rest , see # 2 ..

.. it is tht simple ..


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… Nice Going , Tar Heel State [#HB 100][#anti sanctuary city bill]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,July 10th,2016

.. anyone think that H.B. 2 [the transgender bill] was a honey , just wait . You now have better ..

.. say hello to H.B. 100 , the Anti – Sanctuary Cities Bill ..

.. You can be sure that this one will be challenged in court . Putting up a bill related to immigration issues treads very close to federal turf , but I believe that this one does not . It acts to stop cities and counties from playing the ” sanctuary city ” game . It backs it up with force by holding the localities ‘ schools and highway $$ [much of which comes from the state]..

.. [h/t ––]..
.. [link] to the blog post news ..

.. some measures in the bill may be struck out , but the bill [and its intent[ should survive in one piece ..

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… What in the Hell is the Charlotte Observer thinking ?? [#editorial][#transgender issue][#school bathroom][#school lockerroom]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,May 25th,2016

.. indeed ..

.. here is the link to the editorial from the Charlotte Observer , regarding the transgender issue . It states , roughly , that students must get used to seeing genitalia of the opposite gender / sex in their locker room , whether they like it or not . Are they insane ?? ..

.. [h/t —]..
.. [link] to the blog post ..

.. a bathroom , a lockerroom , both are private places . We go there to ” go to the can . ” In the other case , we go there to change our clothes into gym clothes , or to shower , clean up , and get dressed and return to our regular street clothes . It is just that , aa private ce . It is not a place that should be invaded by transgenders ..

.. Someone may be ” transitioning into trangender status . ” However , they have not had the surgeries needed to change their sex . Once they do , then they can get their birth certificate changed . Then you use the locker room of your new sex ..

.. Not before !! ..

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… Christ knows that This could Happen almost Anywhere [#including Ohio]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,March 19th,2016

.. this was Project Veritas on the prowl , in North Carolina ..

.. yea , James O ‘ Keefe struck again …

.. he took along a troup of supporters to test the system in North Carolina during the early voting season . Boy , oh boy , did he find it wanting …

.. [h/t —]..
.. [link] to the blog news // video clips …

.. no , he and his troops did not commit voter fraud . But it would have been easy for them to do so . It would have been so , so easy for them to do it , though …

.. it would be so easy …

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… the Timing Could Have Been Better [#Criminal Conflict of Interest]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,November 4th,2014

.. this one is in North Carolina , and the perp is Chip Hagan , Sen. Kay Hagan ‘ s husband …

.. the local media is all over it … finally …

.. [h/t —]..
.. [link] to the tweets // blog posts …

.. basically , Chip Hagan is profiting from stimulus grants from the HUGE federal stimulus program …. one that his wife voted on in the Senate …

.. not only that .. when Chip Hagan did the work , and under budget , the Hagans pocketed the money …. in particular , the Hagan s youngest son , Kevin …

.. huge whoops …

.. the political timing could have been better … by a couple of days … something like this is deadly at this stage of the campaign . It may well still , because it will be on the local news , and in the newspapers in the morning …

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… Horrendous Gaffe in N.C. [#Kay Hagan]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,October 28th,2014

.. if anything , you do not want inside dealing or self – dealing of this type coming out at any time …

.. in this case , it is worse …. Senator Kay Hagan [D-NC] has gotten caught voting for the stimulus . No major shock . The big shock is that her husband and her son have been caught profiting and enriching themselves from the stimulus bill booty .

.. [h/t —]..
.. [link] to the corruption report …

.. whether it is cleared by ethics lawyers or not , it still smells . The appearance of insider dealing is a giant – sized stinker . It always is , and the timing could not have been worse for Hagan …

.. Hagan is under 50% in the polls , and , after leading GOP nominee Thom Tillis for about 6 weeks [from about 3 to 5 points] , she is now tied with him . Tillis now clearly has the momentum , early voting has begun , and he is getting more than his share of newspaper and TV station endorsements …

.. momentum is now clearly with Tillis . How he deals with it will determine whether he can close the sale and defeat Hagan in a ” pink ” state …

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… The Matchup is Now Set [North Carolina] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,May 10th,2014

.. well , Thom Tillis won his primary . It was not easy , to be honest .

.. Tillis won about 45% of the vote in a 3 way contest . In North Carolina , that advances you to the general election as the nominee , because someone got more than 40.0% of the vote . Nicely done ..

.. Tillis is currently (I think) North Carolina ‘ s state House speaker , the first in over a century . He and his fellow GOPers have been moving quite a bit of legislation , and the DemoCraps have not liked it one bit . Too Bad ! …

.. it is going to be a joy to watch Tillis in this fall ‘ s campaign , as he will be the narrow favourite to knock out freshwoman DemoCrap Kay Hagan from her perch as North Carolina ‘ s junior Senator .

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… Bravo , David [Webb] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,February 14th,2014

.. David Webb is a hero of mine .

.. he had the guts to get back in the face of those nutjobs in the North Carolina chapter of the N.A.A.L.C.P. . They were having a protest march , entitled ” Moral Monday , ” this week in Raleigh against the new majority of the GOP in the state . To me , it sounds like these guys were behaving like a bunch of crybabies …

.. their furher , Reverend William Barber , has been in the news of late for shooting off his mouth at black Republicans in general , and US Senator Tim Scott [R-SC] , in particular . Barber has called Scott a “ventriliquist ‘ s dummy ” for standing up for what he believes in in the conservative and Tea Party agenda . No , the national N.A.A.L.C.P. is not slapping Barber down for his antics , either …

.. so , David Webb (who is a FoxNews contributor) went down to the Moral March on Monday to ask some questions . Let ‘ s say the reactions get real interesting …

.. [h/t — theGatewayPundit]..

.. [link] to the video segment ..

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… Liberals loathe Freedom , love Dependency …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,August 22nd,2013

.. If you have been reading liberal websites and news stories lately (I do, and I encourage you to do so , too ) you’ve probably noticed an all-out assault on Walmart and its allegedly low compensation. Note that these critics are often the same ones asking for more government in Americans’ daily lives.

.. An article on AlterNet Wednesday, for example, bore the title “Walmart’s latest ploy to replace the middle class with an underclass forced to buy its short-lived, shoddy goods,” and focused on the retailing giant’s “Buy America” pledge. The numbers behind that pledge sound good but lack substance, according to the article. Come to think of it, that sounds like a lot of bills in Congress.

.. The title certainly illustrates the thinking behind the Walmart hate, but it also raises this question: If these critics on the left are so concerned about people being dependent on Walmart, why aren’t they equally concerned about people being dependent on government  ?

.. Searching AlterNet for “government dependence” brings up multiple items denouncing Republicans for talking about dependence. A search for “food stamps” brings up legions of items denouncing Republicans for daring to suggest cutting $4 billion a year from a program that already spends over $70 billion a year. Similar results were found for “welfare,” “Medicaid,” and “Medicare.”

.. Searching for these terms on ThinkProgress and Mother Jones is no different. ThinkProgress even praised North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory for vetoing a bill that would have mandated drug testing for welfare recipients (no-questions-asked dependence?).

Perhaps the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Sean Hackbarth summed it up best, writing “Business = evil. Government = benevolent. #LiberalLogic” on Twitter.

.. At least one can understand why these idiots do not like freedom and liberty . They would rather be tethered to the government “teat” than be independent and self – sustaining and on their own . They would rather have people dependent on these government programs in perpetuity instead of treating them as they were originally intended : as an assist to regain one ‘  s footing in life .

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… North Carolina ‘ s Voter ID law is a Model …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,August 13th,2013

.. and other states can and should and may well follow .

.. Right now , it will not be easy . The ObamaCraps are furious over what the other states are doing . There are quite a few underemployed and/or unemployed lawyers in the Voting Rights section at the InJustice Deparment , with little or nothing to do . They still may well try to throw monkeywrenches in the works , to say the least .

North Carolina Voter ID Bill Signed Into Law By Gov. Pat McCrory, Sparking Lawsuits

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R) signed a bill Monday requiring photo identification at the polls and eliminating a slew of voting measures designed to protect against voter disenfranchisement.

The governor, eschewing a more traditional signing ceremony, announced by way of a YouTube video that he had signed House Bill 589.

The bill will require voters to show photo identification — a driver’s license, passport, veteran’s ID, tribal card — beginning in the 2016 elections. Student IDs are not an acceptable form of identification. The bill also reduces early voting by a week, eliminates same-day registration, ends pre-registration for 16- and 17-year-olds and a student civics program, kills an annual state-sponsored voter registration drive and lessens the amount of public reporting required for so-called dark money groups, also known as 501(c)(4)s.

The bill does provide for a “free ID” to be offered at DMVs, though the state estimates that between 203,351 and 318,643 voters registered in North Carolina lack ID, and that providing them with one would cost $834,200 in 2013 and 2014, and $24,100 every two years after that.

McCrory said the bill was necessary even if there are very few reported cases of voter fraud. “Even if the instances of misidentified people casting votes are low, that shouldn’t prevent us from putting this non-burdensome safeguard in place,” he said in a Raleigh News and Observer op-ed. “Just because you haven’t been robbed doesn’t mean you shouldn’t lock your doors at night or when you’re away from home.”

Just hours after McCrory’s signature, the ACLU of North Carolina and a coalition of other groups filed a lawsuit against the bill, charging that it violates the Constitution’s equal protection clause and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. The North Carolina NAACP and Advancement Project followed shortly after, filing another lawsuit.

The latest bill comes after the Supreme Court struck down the core of the Voting Rights Act, which required Southern states with a history of racial discrimination — including North Carolina — to have their laws cleared by the Department of Justice. The Justice Department could still try to invalidate the recent North Carolina law on the grounds that it deliberately discriminates against voters, a much higher standard than merely proving it disproportionately affects minority voters.

The bill has the potential to reduce turnout for key Democratic constituencies — minorities, the elderly and students — with the slew of new requirements, even beyond the new measures for identification. President Barack Obama narrowly won North Carolina in 2008 but lost it in 2012, and in 2016, the state is likely to be a battleground.

The legislation, passed by the Republican-controlled legislature over the objections of Democrats before heading to McCrory’s desk, is the latest of a string of conservative legislation signed into law in the state. McCrory has also signed measures introducing new restrictions for abortion clinics (attached to a motorcycle safety bill), expanding concealed-carry permits to bars and restaurants, and cutting unemployment benefits.


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… Well , Miz Hillary is back in the Political Arena …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,August 13th,2013

.. and , gues what ??

.. It is fun time for the good guys and gals on the Right . Especially when Miz Hillary sticks her nose into a local issue , and also sticks her foot in her mouth in the process . Somebody should remind her that legal id (ie , a driver ‘ s license or (free) state id)) is needed for many everyday common tasks . It is not racisit , or a racial act , to ask for one .

.. Miz Hillary ‘ s comments are racially oriented , and very likely racist themselves . See for yourself …

Hillary Clinton calls for restoration of voter rights suppressed by Supreme Court’s Shelby decision

by Meteor BladesFollow

HIllary Clinton speaking at ABA convention in S.F. 2013. (posted by MB)

Hillary Clinton spoke of the need to restore voting rights taken away by Supreme Court’s Shelby ruling.

In what she later announced would the first in a series of policy-oriented speeches she will deliver over the coming months on the “strains on our social contract,” former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gave a passionate and wide-ranging address to the attendees of the American Bar Association’s annual convention in San Francisco Monday, telling them of the need to restore the protections of the Voting Rights Act. She excoriated efforts in some states to deal with the “phantom epidemic of election fraud” as a means of keeping minority and younger voters away from the polls.She pointed out that in 2013 so far, more than 80 bills restricting voting rights have been introduced in 31 states. She singled out four states in particular: North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida and Texas.

“Now, not every obstacle is related to race, but anyone who says that racial discrimination is no longer a problem in American elections must not be paying attention.And despite the best efforts of many well-intentioned election officials, discrepancies in resources across precincts and polling stations still disproportionately impact African Americans, Latinos and young voters.” […]

“Unless the hole opened up by the Supreme Court’s ruling is fixed […] citizens will be disenfranchised, victimized by the law instead of served by it, and that progress, that historical progress toward a more perfect union, will go backwards instead of forward,” Clinton said.

The ABA’s House of Delegates approved a resolution Monday urging Congress to take quick action to restore provisions of the Voting Rights Act that the Supreme Court gutted in its Shelby County v. Holder ruling.

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