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Wednesday, October 5, 2016

North Carolina's HB2 In Action


Anonymous said...

OT Shaw,

The Goopers are sniveling about last nights debate saying that Kaine talked over Pence, was rude, made faces, and was an overall boor! Hahahahaha!

Do those people even understand what they say? Hahahahaha!

Shaw Kenawe said...

I watched very little of the debate. But yes, I've read the right wingers' whiney complaints about Kaine, and yes, the Goopers have no sense of irony -- that takes a certain kind of nuance in intellect.

There they go again, criticizing Kaine when only a week ago they gave Trump a pass on his behavior during the presidential debate. But they've never made any sense, and their hypocrisy went into overdrive once they decided to accept the Short-Fingered Vulgarian as a legitimate candidate for the presidency.

Infidel753 said...

Good idea making it a food-service place, evoking the old lunch counters of the Jim Crow days.

Let's hope people got the point.

Connie said...

I'm glad everyone got free barbeque. Experiencing discrimination sucks - especially on an empty stomach.

I live for a day when all humans are evaluated on the content of their character and actions, not by arbitrary labels.

**i say humans, not people as some of my favorite people are not human.

Call Me Hank said...

Pence obviously a loser for America -- anti-gay, anti-woman, anti-progress. He'd like to drag America back to the bad old days of the 50's when it was okay to discriminate against gays, women, blacks, and anyone who didn't ;fit into his narrow far right Xtian world. Luckily America has moved on from that backward looking past.


Shaw Kenawe said...

Infidel753, North Carolina AND Indiana, where Pence was governor, passed laws or supported the passage of laws to discriminate against LGBT people and are the religious rights' idea of good government -- keeping Americans they don't like as second-class citizens.

From Digby's blog: "Both Kaine and Pence are pro-life Catholics, but Kaine believes in a woman’s right to choose, while Pence is so extreme that as Governor of Indiana he signed the most restrictive anti-abortion law in the country which banned abortion even in the case of severe disability and required that fetal tissue be buried or cremated. (A federal judge blocked the law from taking effect in the wake of the Supreme Court’s ruling in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt.) He crusaded to shut down Planned Parenthood and succeeded in closing dozens of clinics in Indiana.

His stand on LGBT rights was so extreme that he actually went too far, which is really saying something since Indiana is one of the most conservative states in the union. It’s home to the 20th century revival of the Ku Klux Klan (which may explain his reluctance to say whether he believes former Imperial Wizard David Duke is aptly described as “deplorable.”) He’s always been extremely hostile to gay rights, going back to his first run for Congress when he advocated for “gay conversion therapy” in lieu of funding for HIV/AIDS, which he characterized as being spent by organizations that “celebrate and encourage the types of behaviors that facilitate the spreading of the HIV virus.”

More recently, he supported a bill allowing discrimination against the LGBT community on the basis of “religious liberty,” one of Pence’s personal hobby horses and the main social conservative legal strategy of the moment. Under tremendous pressure from people all over the country and his own constituents, he retreated.

From his denial of climate change to his belief in creationism, Pence is the most hard-right radical to ever appear on a national ticket."

The Trump/Pence ticket: "Bigot and Bigoter"

Shaw Kenawe said...

Connie, that video showed how being discriminated against feels to people not used to having it done to them.

Dogs are more human than humans -- at least they are accepting (no matter one's religion, sexual preference, skin color, or political allegiance) to all humans better than we humans are to each other.

Shaw Kenawe said...


The TeaPublicans are having buyers' remorse over Trump and wishing it was Pence, not Don the Con, at the top of the ticket. The problem is that the TeaPublicans are wrong if they think America would want a president who would take this country backward to a time when it was acceptable to discriminate against people they don't like and to tell women what they should do with their bodies.

Those days are long gone for the GOP, and good riddance.

Infidel753 said...

Indeed, Pence's record on these issues has been very much on my radar since is selection as Trump's running mate. He's the subject of my blog post for today.

Adorable Gooper said...

Chris Cillizza at Washington Post declared Pence the winner and the ranty-baby Kaine the loser!!!!!! We won! We won! We won! This changes EVERYTHING!