The State of North Carolina… DEVASTATED ??

Holocaust
BobLee
July22/ 2016

The Greatest “Loss” to North Carolina since “The Colony” at Manteo.

…. as traumatic as Dean Smith’s death

…. as impossible to comprehend as Barney and Thelma Lou breaking up …..

Infamous North Carolina Democrat Dan Blue, rousing his easily-roused rabble, summed it up on Thursday:

“This is a DEVASTATING blow to our state. One that will take North Carolina years to recover from economically ….”

 

Whoa there Mr Blue…. you might want to switch to Decaf.

Snappy Lunch…. Has PETA outlawed hushpuppies?

…. Has Mt Airy’s Snappy Lunch served it’s last pork chop sandwich ? 

…. Is Bojangles going “sushi” ?

…. Is Cheerwine the latest cause of Global Warming ?

…. Have Yankees found a new route to Florida instead of I-95?

Nope. None of those TRULY DEVASTATING events.

Just very strange NBA Commissioner Adam Silver moving his mid-season NBA exhibition game away from Charlotte…  Oh! Is that all?

If that does not quite reach “DEVASTATED” on your scale, then congratulations.  You have a functioning brain.

A quick counter to Mr Blue’s economic illogic…. If not getting $$$ you never had is DEVASTATING to an economy, then the $$$ saved when we don’t have a Hurricane is a Windfall.   A regular hurricane might cause $200,000,000 damage Downeast,… so by NOT having one we “make that $$$” using Mr Blue’s math.  Ergo:  Not having a hurricane is twice as profitable as having an NBA All-Star Game.   VOILA!

My 1st Thought when I read Dan Blue hyperbolic lament was “Is Sheila Jackson-Lee writing Dan Blue’s material these days?” “Sheila” is a quite insane AfAm woman from Houston. Even the short list of Very Stoopid Crap Sheila Has Said would turn this column into War & Peace. If Sheila did not write that hyperbolic crap for Dan, she coulda.

My 2nd Thought was there actually are humanoids out there that WILL BELIEVE that hyperbolic crap. The same ones that actually vote for flim flammers the likes of Dan Blue and Charlotte Mayor Jennifer Roberts (and her Seven Cronies)…. and some state senator clown named Jeff Jackson

Peter AnlyanMy 3rd Thought was “Gee, I wonder if Jim Goodmon’s stooge – Peter Anlyan – was involved in making up that $100,000,000 Economic Impact Flim Flam? It was Peter, of course, who authored the unforgettable “….. at least 80,000. Maybe more” for the turnout at one of Bill Barber’s Hoot ‘n Hates a few years ago.  The actual mob turnout was “around 5,000” !!  To Peter’s defense he was simply doing what Boss Goodmon told him to do.

The $100,000,000 Impact absurdum was obviously aimed at the same dim-witted constituency that believed Peter’s “at least 80,000”.   Both of McClatchy’s failing newspapers in Charlotte and Raleigh, and Jim Goodmon’s WRAL have turned their rabid dogs loose on this DEVASTATION.   Comparisons forthcoming no doubt  to Hurricanes Hazel, Hugo, Floyd and Katrina as well as eruptions of Mount St Helen’s, Vesuvius and Krakatoa and the DEVASTATING collapse of The Golden State Warriors in The NBA Finals.  ….. That anyone dumb enough to believe the $100,000,000 impact crap has ever heard of Vesuvius or Krakatoa is irrelevant.

Howsabout a snazzy bit of photo-journalism…. comparison of Charlotte’s fabled intersection of Trade & Tryon after “the DEVASTATING News” to Walking DeadNawlins’ Bourbon Street post-Katrina.   Maybe B-roll of attorneys, bankers and transgenders stumbling along like Walking Dead extras…. too stunned to fully comprehend the DEVASTATION. ….. jeeeezzzz.

I did notice that the lying weasels in “the media” did take pity on those goobers that truly believed the $100,000,000 pile o’ crap. They did not tell them the DEVASTATING impact of some whozit school in New York canceling a Field Hockey game w/ UNCCH this Fall. That, the Demi Lovato concert, and all those Vermont state employees not coming to NC might send too many folks into a lifetime of therapy.

FOLKS: If Eeeeevil Pat McCrory and the even Eeeeviler Republicans in the NCGA all conspired to Outlaw Summer ….. the combined economic impact of THAT on Wrightsville Beach, Topsail Beach, Emerald Isle, Atlantic Beach, Morehead City, and Duck would not equal $100,000,000.Adam Silver

Speaking of “Duck”… that NBA’s Adam Silver certainly is a very odd one.  You know he went to Duke.

I’m not going to get into the FACTS about HB2. By this time you have either (1) bought into the very well-funded LGBT Gender Terrorists’ Global War on HB2 …. Or (2) you actually read the bill.

NOTE:  Yes.  I saw where Coach K, Ol’ Roy, Gott and some whozit at Elon all did the quite expected “grab their ankles & pander to recruits” in expressing their displeasure with HB2.   Luckily for Roy he was NOT asked (1) if he has a clue what HB2 is…. or (2) if he knew who the Governor is…. or (3) what the GBT stands for in LGBT.

FYI:  I am NOT a big fan of Governor Pat McCrory and I have major issues with the so-called majority leadership of The NC House.  I am NOT defending anything they have done.  I AM an aggressive opponent of “liberals” and the “liberal media” in particular.

With the help of AgentPierce I am going to debunk the DEVASTATION Hysteria being spread by a lying media, by Dan Blue, Jeff Jackson and their ilk. Bet you didn’t know that Pierce spent 20 years doing quite bogus Economic Impact Projections.  Uh Oh! Last week Pierce offered up the following commentary on The Economic Impact Myth.

If you don’t have time to read Pierce’s outstanding piece…. The only business niche that MIGHT suffer from No NBA All-Star Game in Charlotte will be the local strip clubs and escort services. If that includes you…. you have my deepest sympathy.

If you think this Much Ado About Not Much is ridiculous…. just you wait until mid-October.  The same people touting this hysteria will be REALLY in high gear then.  You ain’t seen nuthin’ yet!

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The Great Economic Impact Myth .. LINK

AgentPierceSaid…. JULY 12 / 2016

If you are “a bettor”, push all your chips to the middle of the table that The NBA All-Star Game will NOT be held in Charlotte this coming season.

That the game WILL be held in Charlotte as scheduled is less likely than Bev “Dumplin” Purdue was once interviewed by Roger Ailes’ for Fox & Friends hostess. WHOA…. Sorry to sneak that one in on you. Take a deep cleansing breath and you’ll be fine.

That NBA All-Star Game for Charlotte was toast the moment the LGBT gender terrorists launched their Global War on HB2 and on “folks like me & maybe you” and on everyone in the NCGA with an R behind their name. That was back in early April in case you can’t remember a time without HB2 in the daily headlines.

Unless you own an interest in, or are employed by, a strip club or an escort service in Greater Charlotte, No NBA All-Star Game will NOT mean no Thanksgiving, Christmas or college for your kids….   READ MORE

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BobLee
  • PTH Reply
    9 months ago

    if you are ” identify with male dog” and you pee on a fire hydrant in downtown NYC does this protect you from being arrested for violation of public urination laws. If you did a no. 2 would you be required to clean up after yourself. This stuff really clogs up my little itty bitty brain.

    If RINO McCrory had lived up to his commitment to honor the nonbinding referendum on the UPTOWN arena we would not be having this discussion as there would be no NBA in the Queen City and don’t even get me started on the NASCAR HOF. The POB’s in Charlotte were determined to have an uptown arena as another way to piss away OPM. With the exception of a few games with Superduper other team stars I would be surprised if they have ever sold more than 50% of the tickets.

    • BobLee Reply
      9 months ago

      Those “We HAVE TO HAVE that arena/ stadium/ HOF/ whatever” scams are like Economic Impact crap…. all smoke & mirrors to befuddle the great unwashed. Politicians are scared to death to say no to the “demanding fans” who go ALL CAPS to get their sports crap.

  • Down East Heel Reply
    9 months ago

    The NBA has an all star game??????!!!!! Whatever……..

    Didn’t New York ban non-essential travel to NC? Is a Syracuse trip to Cameron, the Dean Dome or whatever the Wolfpack’s home arena is called this week essential? Would the answer change if an ACC title is on the line? Can you say situational ethics?

    • BobLee Reply
      9 months ago

      The LGBT Gang’s next target is going to be The ACC so we’ll see. I would imagine John Swofford will cave pretty quickly.

    • NCSU68Grad Reply
      9 months ago

      Syracuse is a PRIVATE institution. It is NOT controlled by Gov Cumo or Mayor de Blasio. THEREFORE, sports travel will be permitted….unless the ACC and NCAA jump in. All the ballyhoo about the SUNY games (basically oversized Wake Tech types….I have visited a few SUNY campuses in upstate NY) was really of NO consequence and the AD’s took a financial hit.

      If you do a little “googling”, you will find that the LGBT(Trump ADDED Q) groups have STRONG ties to a certain Upstate NY Campus. MORE Phys Ed females (or at least their papers said so) cohabitate the campus. The locals (farmers and union workers and Joe Six Pack) joke about their presence….

      The SOUTH don’t got the lock on prejudice and discrimination. If you were a southener in the late 60’s and landed a job in the north and got kidded about being “racist” and told about all the Forced Busing in Charlotte, the SHUT UP response was OK, how about bussing in the children from the north district (Polish) to the South District (Italian). WHOA….NIMBY was the comment and you never heard that blowhard utter any more dribble.

  • BobLee Reply
    9 months ago

    Obviously this is a popular column both in # views and # comments…. we strive for that combination. There are also a variety of opinions. We prefer that too. I never worry about differences of opinions getting “nasty” among the regular readership here. “Sparks” are a good thing. “Fires” are not. Without any need for “guidelines” there is general understanding of the tone and civility of conversations here. …. on the very rare instances we attract a “troll”, it is very obvious. It is a reminder of the pleasures of a troll-free environment. I wish more readers would share their thoughts. Your identity is as anonymous as you choose to be. 🙂
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    If my discussing “a political subject” bothers you, simply click out once you see the topic. Likely we’ll have a “just sports” or “just the good ol’ days” column a few days later. Alas, “politics” is here to stay in “sports” and in every nook and cranny of American culture. I didn’t start that or cause it. ESPN is now committed full-bore to being an in-your-face left-wing political site …. “CNN w/ Balls & Bats”. I will not shy away from any topic I feel appropriate here. I find the sports / politics combo fascinating in every respect.
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    Will this website ever become as in-your-face “political” as AgentPierceSaid? Definitely NOT. Having to clean up the mess after Kennel’s head exploded would be yucky.
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    I don’t hide nor apologize for my anti-liberal POV; nor will I ever censor a contrarian comment within the broad parameters we operate within here. Simply disagreeing with BobLee (even passionately so) is NOT even a misdemeanor around here. You won’t even receive “a warning”.
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    PS: Someone on Facebook recently called me “the only honest journalist in this state”. I thanked him for the (undeserved) “honest” compliment but chided him for the “journalist” insult. I suggested “smart aleck with his own website” or “whorehouse piano player”.

  • Bob Reply
    9 months ago

    The mortgage crisis was created by Dodd-Frank legislation. Everyone gets a house, mid 90’s Bill Clinton legislation. The whole house of cards can be toppled by voodoo economics. The new target for the Dems is free college education. They never learn. I wish everyone could get a free house or education. It would be wonderful to end hunger, sickness and all the ills for people everywhere. Unfortunately compassion requires funding. Detroit is struggling with trash collection. Even the most basic needs cannot be met when a municipality is broke. Every time I see Hillery I see Detroit. I can’t help it, it’s what I see. The most liberal thinkers need conservative economic planners to be in a position to fund critical needs. The Dems need the Republicans. The reverse is true also. Like one of your earlier posters said I miss the absence of moderates on both sides. Later BobLee.

    • BobLee Reply
      9 months ago

      Every liberal I have ever met describes them self as a “mainstream moderate” !! A political “moderate” in today’s political arena is a candidate who says, after being insulted, ridiculed, misquoted and the subject of a 24/7 smear campaign by his opponent… “Thank you sir. May I have another?”.

    • NCSU68Grad Reply
      9 months ago

      Bob,
      Correction, Dodd – Frank was the REACTION to the Mortgage Crisis that started in late 2007 and carried over into 2008. The D-F act was signed into law on July 21, 2010.

      If you do some research, the culprit behind the Housing (which ultimately lead to the financial crisis) was two fold. Clinton and the Dems wanted EVERYONE to have a house….regardless of whether they could PAY (make the Mortgage) for it. Then Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae (Not too adults in a live sex show in Rio….but CLOSE) got into the act. Barney Frank’s ExBF was appointed to a high level job there….what is the old saying, it is not WHO you know but Who you ?. There was ALSO a LOT of ineptness in the choices (political appointees) of the big wigs in THOSE Federal Agencies. They loaned money (underwrote loans) to anybody…including some pets.

      SOME folks saw the house of cards early. There are C-Span videos where requests were made (from the Bush Administration) to “AUDIT” Freddie and Fannie. Shelia or one of the less than intelligent AfroAmerican Reps lambasted the head of the agency that requested SAME and called him a RACIST….in a Congressional Hearing. THAT is documented.

      Meanwhile, all the Whiz Bang kids that were the hucksters of the Clinton Dot.Bomb Bubble went to work on Wall Street and came up with all those fancy Credit Swaps and Derivatives and such. They probably voted equally for R and D. Bush and his cabinet DID try to blow the whistle….and were NOT a forthright about calling the situation CRITICAL. But the snowball was rolling 90 miles an hour down hill (as in Homer and Jethro’s Bicycle Song”…and then it hit.

      Sorbanes-Oxley HURT as it put undue regulations on folks and was a retirement act for attorneys and CPA’s of BOTH political colors. BUT….here is the KICKER….

      Dodd-Frank KILLED the possibility of ANY recovery. The regulations caused the banks to quit lending to Joe Martini and his Bar. The Small Business Credit dried up. THAT is why we are near recession or in the most anemic recovery of the last 100 years. It also, probably good, shut down the Flippers and Speculators that were being financed by Federal Handouts.

      If you Google Hard Money or Socotra Capital or such….you will find that today, in overregulated California, there are small firms that are lending money to Doctors, Lawyers, Bar Owners, Pro-Athletes and some speculators to “Renovate or Remodel” their offices, bars, restaurants, personal houses or their speculative property. The going rate is probably in the 12 – 15% range. They will only lend 50 – 60% of the REAL (not inflated) Appraised Value and the loans are typically 9 months. These firms have folks clamoring to provide funds for lending…..you get a monthly Interest payment that annualizes to around 8.5 – 9.0%. Find a stock or bond that does that. I have a portion of my portfolio there and the investors are from all over the USA….and are of BOTH political clothes. This is NOT a Bernie Madeoff scheme. The founder has been doing this for about 10 years and there are start-ups daily. He is more conservative…and I sleep better at night.

      IF the banks actually START to lend money for GOOD projects, then I might have to take my capital elsewhere as the market for “Hard Money” will dry up. Obummer and his crowd have almost paralyzed the economy…..CHANGE is coming. Thank GOD for Guccifer and the Hackers of the DNC…

  • 58WolfKennel Reply
    9 months ago

    BL, this one didn’t go through the first time. Since this is becoming one of your all-time columns, thought I’d reintroduce baseball with your Cards 16-inning win over my Dodgers early this morning. And this with no Kershaw in sight :>))
    However HB2 is still the soup de jour, and beyond our Governor’s blindness in signing, defending, and trying to cosmetically change HB2, the real problem is “Crock-a-Gators in the Legislature” who have an abundance of mendacity plus a bathroom fetish.
    This can be seen based on an early joke my Dad told me about three little boys around a campfire at Kennel’s Beach trying to scare each other by postulating the “meanest animal in the world”.
    First little boy, “The meanest animal in the world is a lion, ’cause he creeps behind the bushes leaping to “chomp you in two” (while truncating unemployment benefits)”.
    Second little boy, “No, meanest animal in the world is an alligator, ’cause he swims up and chomps you in two ( while suppressing voting rights)”.
    Third little boy, “Both wrong! meanest animal in the world is a croc-a-gator! What’s that? A croc-a-gator has a head at one end that sneaks up and chomps you (removing discrimination protections in State legal rights); and a head at his other end that chomps you (removing local controls on minimum wage). Gets you coming and going!”
    “Wait a minute! If some of these Legislative croc-a-gators have a head at both ends, Which bathroom do they choose?” — Oh, they don’t, — that’s what makes HB2 so mean !!
    Can’t wait :>))

    • BobLee Reply
      9 months ago

      NOTE: The irrepressible Bre’r Kennel has techno-issues on occasion getting his comments posted. He is one of a dozen humans still using @aol.com. He is considering switching over to @earthlink.com or @mindspring.com . When you see one of his “gems” without his avatar just know it IS indeed TBK.
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      If only all of society’s issues were so easily resolved …. simply eliminate / marginalize anyone with a contrarian POV from having influence. The more radical BLM gangs seem ready to initiate a nationwide program to achieve that… not unlike how Hitler set about achieving his Aryan Race. Stalin’s “cull the herd of dissenters” strategy left its mark in history too. Seems to me there should be a more ying/yang solution but what do I know.

    • Doug Reply
      9 months ago

      This is probably APish. I probably share more in common with 58WK than he’d care to believe. This is not one of those times. From JFK’s Democratic Party…..putting a man of the moon within 10 years, ending poverty, Camelot etc, to the current day Party of putting men in ladies restrooms or vice versa (WOW), and other petty ideas that add nothing of substance to the advancement of society. Why this embracing of the ABC-Z lists of marginal concepts instead of important issues facing the nation by both establishment parties? Because they have both failed and can offer no solutions that benefits anyone or addresses real needs other than a few extreme special interest groups that offer little more other than the ability to make a lot of noise.
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      The Democratic Party’s greatest percieved strength -the many splintered groups- will ultimately be its undoing. The difference between the GOP & DP….The GOP’s comeuppance is in a more advanced stage of undoing. Trump beat back every establishment/non-establishment trick they could throw at him. His way. The DNC went “corporate” with HRC. The DNC also waged war on Bernie and his supporters. This will eventually haunt them more than they will ever realize. I can’t wait.😎
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      By the way. I would support an immediate and complete repeal of HB2. I would also support placing HB2, as currently written, in front of the people of NC for a straight up or down vote in a statewide referendum.

      • BobLee Reply
        9 months ago

        58WK is our resident “Maytag repairman”. He thrives on being so “lonely”. Please DO NOT lead him to believe you agree with him on ANYTHING. Trust me, Doug. No good will come from doing that. ; 🙂
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        I LOVE your idea of HB2 as a state-wide referendum / or at least on a city-by-city choice. Each city with “free range rest rooms” could have a color-coded symbol on their city limits sign. … Certainly the NCGA did “overreach” … and equally CERTAIN that LGBT Terrorists will accept nothing less than unconditional surrender on all points PLUS insist on additional “freedoms” equally as ridiculous as Free range rest rooms. … so here we are. … sigh.

  • JD Reply
    9 months ago

    Now hold on. The NBA is taking a “stand” against the “abuse” of “rights” in Charlotte NC by removing the All Star game but they have no problem with playing games in China? http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/03/08/report-china-had-worst-year-ever-for-human-rights-abuses-in-2015/ and celebrate China http://pr.nba.com/chinese-new-year-surprise-door/. Adam Silver is a gutless worm.

    • BobLee Reply
      9 months ago

      Trying to “make sense” out of any of this will cause a headache. The inconsistencies are innumerable.

    • NCSU68Grad Reply
      9 months ago

      JD,

      Don’t forget it was the Houston Mayor that pushed through the SAME (folks pass around resolutions and do a find and replace to change city names and such) Legislation or perhaps “Regulations” the Charlotte passed.

      BINGO, the Houston citizens, a very…VERY high percentage is Latino….VOTED IT DOWN in an OPEN election. It was even close. SO, Houston NOW repealed HB2. Let that SINK IN…

      Did the NCAA pull the 2016 NCAA BB Championship Game at the NRG in HOUSTON? NOPE!

      Has the NCAA called the Houston Rockets and told them that they MUST MOVE? NOPE!

      Has the NFL harassed the Washington Redskins and has the PRESIDENT said the name needs to be CHANGED? YES….I think that the NEW name should be the DC Drive By’s. Their uniforms could be designed by Spike Lee and would resemble the Rappers that we see….complete with EVEN MORE NEKID White Blonde Big Boobed Cheerleaders. Ticket would SKYROCKET.

      Gonna be interesting this fall. I am no SUPER PMcC fan….but I watched what Easley and Bev did to our state and THEN tried to blame the debt on the Republicans when they had to bit the bullet and pay for all of Easley’s bumblings as AG and Gov and the lack of control in the Medicade and Unemployement overpayments. We have FINALLY turned the corner.

      EOR (End of Rant)!

  • JD Reply
    9 months ago

    Has anyone considered the economic impact of not having every Super Bowl in Charlotte? What about the economic impact of not having every Final 4 in Charlotte? Since every NASCAR race isn’t held at CMS we are probably losing millions a year. I just realized not having a Major League Baseball has cost trillions in economic impact over the last 100 years!!! Charlotte may never recover.

    • BobLee Reply
      9 months ago

      Dan Blue (and others) were purposely trying to “gin up” their base with over-the-top hyperbole. Maybe they truly believe this is DEVASTATING but I doubt it. To their credit there is a very easily “ginned up” contingent out there. … It becomes a scary epidemic when “the media” joins in with ABOVE-THE-FOLD “WE ARE DOOMED” Headlines… but such are the times we are living in. I don’t have an answer for what is happening to our society other than I do believe “we ain’t seen Nuthin’ yet”.

  • Luke Reply
    9 months ago

    Liberal N&O sportswriter Luke DeCock pushes liberal agenda –

    In wake of NBA’s action over HB2, time for ACC to follow suit
    http://www.newsobserver.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/luke-decock/article91312127.html#storylink=cpy

    • BobLee Reply
      9 months ago

      He has survived at The N&O through on-going “downsizing” which means he is (1) liberal in his perspective… and (2) works “cheap”. Same with WRAL’s guys.

  • Doug Reply
    9 months ago

    Since there are divided opinions on HB2, LGBT issues, the all-star game and other self inflicted social issues of the day, both real and perceived, I think there is one thing nearly everyone can agree on. Adam Silver needs some fleshing up. My late mama woulda said, “that boy needs some meat on his bones.”

    • BobLee Reply
      9 months ago

      His predecessor – David Stern – IMO, looked like Dickie Baddour which I could never get over whenever I saw him on TV. I expect Silver has dealt with “scaring children” and “double takes” from strangers most of his adult life, maybe as a child too. Would “hair” help him ??? That he is, apparently, a quite hard-core liberal shouldn’t matter, but it does.

  • Bob Reply
    9 months ago

    Is transgender just a fancy way of saying cross dressers. I imagine that saying cross dressers just doesn’t have the same impact in the media as transgender. Later BobLee.

    • BobLee Reply
      9 months ago

      I’m not uptodate on all the labels and synonyms. Is there still such a category as transvestite? Is there a clearinghouse for such things?

  • Give me BACK my sports. Reply
    9 months ago

    […] amigo BobLee hit the nail on the head about the All-Star game in his latest column.   Not a whole lot of people in our great state (outside the Mecklenburg county line) gave a hoot […]

    • BobLee Reply
      9 months ago

      Thanks TDH! Actually I think there ARE “sports fans” around the state that “care” about the ASGame but not in the socio-political sense. They would not have access to tickets of course, but “having it in NC” has some silly cache to them. I don’t “get it” but I don’t “get” a lot about sports fans. Anyhooo, those “sports fans” are being fed bogus crap about the Economic Impact BS. Are there enough of that faction to matter? Probably not.

  • bigalsouth Reply
    9 months ago

    As a North Carolinian, I just don’t get it. Any law that allows a transgendered “woman” access to the Ladies Room also legally allows any non-transsexual pervert access to the Ladies Room.

    It’s almost like the Democrats can’t deal with the state’s 5th best GDP so they have to go out and gin up some issue to fire up the masses . . .

    • BobLee Reply
      9 months ago

      THAT is a very key point that the LGBT Terrorists simply ignore. The #1 concern is Pervs and Pedophiles in general having open access. I have no clue if being transgenderized makes one more likely to be a perv or not. When that concern is brought up they (LGBT Terrorists) yell LGBT-ophobic and start throwing urine or whatever they do. If there are no longer doors on rest rooms / dressing rooms what keeps hard-core pervs / pedophiles out ???
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      The equivalent of that issue with the BLM Rabid Dogs is “what about the 1,000s of blacks slaughtered by blacks in Obama’s home town”??. Those Black Lives apparently Don’t Matter to BLMers or to Obama. … somewhat related, why doesn’t Rev Barber EVER publicly discuss the virtual disintegration of the Black Family ?? He “preaches” nothing about accountability and individual responsibility within black families. Why not spend his time setting up Voter ID stations in black neighborhoods and hand out packs of condoms to everyone who comes in to get their ID ?? Instead he demands his Look At Me Time hootin’ & hollerin’ for his media cronies cameras. … damn, how did I get into that?

      • BigAlSouth Reply
        9 months ago

        I have always been very careful to differentiate between transsexuals and the non-transsexual, heterosexual male perverts that the Charlotte Ordinance gave legal cover to. My pro-LGBT friends were always quick to criticize my position as calling the transsexuals the perverts. The transsexuals may be ‘mentally ill’ (See: ACLU’s complaint in opposition to HB2 admitting as such), but they are not the threat: It’s the non-transsexual perverts.

        • BobLee Reply
          9 months ago

          I would think either could be “the threat”. If the definition of a “pervert” is one who would take advantage of a child or anyone vulnerable to them for their own sexual motives. I would think being “transexual” would not disqualify one from being a pervert or not being one.

      • Hugh Johnson Reply
        9 months ago

        Dang! BobLee now sponsored by Trojan Max! Who’d a thunk it?

        • BobLee Reply
          9 months ago

          If you mean a Trojan Max ad showed on the right rail? Google has purchased those two spaces. I can restrict certain categories. You won’t see any political ads for instance; but I try not to get too restrictive. Their ads are in a constantly rotating basis. I didn’t see the one you refer to. Will look for it. FWIW… I am an advocate of “safe sex” and preventive birth control rather than abortion. But you probably figured that. 🙂

  • ncsu1987 Reply
    9 months ago

    By any rational definition, impact analysis should derive from facts and transparency. Unfortunately in today’s political climate, nobody (it seems) ventures down that lonely road, and precious few of our electorate (and NONE of the media) demand it. In the case of HB2, supporters of the measure downplay the impact (“hell, so many people agree with this law, it’ll be a net windfall”) and opponents inflate it (“horror, devastation, millions, billions, gazillions…”). The truth is hidden, buried in the soft ground, somewhere in-between. All of this is perfectly in line with today’s binary political culture. I’m part of what seems to be a vanishing demographic – although I skew conservative, there are a few specific issues where my position is decidedly liberal. To me, neither word (‘conservative’ or ‘liberal’) is pejorative on its own, but the strident voices of our binary extremes have imbrued both, seemingly beyond repair. Moderation, once common, is now rare, and often branded as ‘cowardice’ or ‘indecision’ or ‘ignorance’ on the rare occasion it surfaces. By today’s standards, the modern heroes of both extremes, Reagan and Clinton, are stalwart models of moderation. In today’s climate, both would be shouted down by their colleagues and shunned by significant fractions of their base.

    Thanks for providing one of the few forums where respectful disagreement and debate are not only permitted, but encouraged. That, all by itself, make YOU a vanishing demographic…

    • BobLee Reply
      9 months ago

      “a vanishing demographic” …. I LIKE IT. “The Internet Legend & Vanishing Demographic”. 🙂 …. Certainly your analysis is correct. So what? Not to point fingers of “It’s Their fault. They started it” but The Trump Movement arose out of a frustration by “R’s” of putting up another “polite Empty Suit” to be fed to the ravenous do/say whatever it takes to win so long as the media is in our pocket Lib/Dem beast.
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      The hope of most Repubs/Conservs or in my case “I just loath liberals” is that Trump will get down & dirty with HillyBeast and beat the crap out of the no-count lying’ b*tch. Rs were not allowed to “get tough” with the sorta black guy… now “Rs” are suppose to play nice with “the little girl”. The hope is The Donald says “Yeah, right” and brings a sledge hammer and a straight razor to the first debate.

  • TJ Reply
    9 months ago

    Now what in the world will Mr. Silva do if the Hornets get in the playoffs next season and advance to the finals. If he believes that one of the illiterate multimillionaires some of whom would have trouble spelling HB2 will boycott over the bill he is going to be sorely disappointed. I hope Mr. Jordan is smart enough to call Mr. Silva’ pair of twos.

    • BobLee Reply
      9 months ago

      It’s “Silver” as in bullet. Whether The NBA would place a franchise in a “rogue state” like NC now is the question. When a franchise was originally granted to Charlotte they (NBA) did not realize “we” thought public rest rooms should be segregated by original genitalia. I’m sure Mr Silver will have that in all future franchise discussions.
      .
      Be aware the next “battleground” is going to be ACC events such as the FB Championship in Charlotte and then any future NCAA championship events and even should the ACC HQ be in “a rogue state”? The whole purpose of ALL THIS from Day One was to generate Social CHAOS by the LGBT Social Terrorists. It was NEVER about “bathrooms”. When the LGBT Goon squad busts into Swofford’s Office he will cave like a sand castle at high tide. Just watch. 🙂

  • Geek49203 Reply
    9 months ago

    So this is another instance where those do-gooders are hurting the people they say they support.

    To my recollection, the only impact so far of this entire debacle has been to Charlotte (which is fitting, cause they started this fight), Cary (they lost a concert or something) and perhaps Duke (perhaps, since 100 other schools would love a game with Duke).

    This is just like the Indiana “religious freedom OMG you hate gays” hysteria of a year prior. The places that were impacted with temper tantrums generally were not the places run by the opposition; rather, they were always places that kinda were “friendlies” to the do-gooders.

    So long as it’s Charlotte taking the brunt of this, I’m willing to support HB2, cause after all, Charlotte started this stupidity. Their fight, their bruises.

    • BobLee Reply
      9 months ago

      That is partly true. Charlotte’s Mayor and her Seven Cronies “started it”. The fine folks of The Great State of Mecklenburg had zero say in the matter. A point of some significance that the national media seems quite unaware of. … Charlotte has a history of being its own little world hence that old nickname about “Great State of Mecklenburg”. Chapel Hill has well-earmed a similar reputation for somewhat different reasons.
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      I would be fine with every municipality making its own rules on a lot of controversial crap like who has free range access to Women’s Rest Rooms. Certainly that would produce wholesale CHAOS for those traveling about the state. I’ve reached the point in life where I delight in observing CHAOS.

  • Bob Kennel Reply
    9 months ago

    Hadn’t seen Dudley Moore’s comments nor your response when I made my comments on HB-2. Agree with both of you on its origins, but detect a mite more civil response to him as a life-long Republican than to my world-wide view. Probably ought to send you my printed letter to the editor on ‘Crocagators in the Legislature” to explain the origin of HB-2.
    However, I wouldn’t be touting the rise of HB-2 or Voter-ID legislation in other states to justify NC actions. Elections and court decisions still coming up😉.
    Again wondering what the lobbied NCAA
    NOA and $200k Ethics Professor will day next week 😠

    • BobLee Reply
      9 months ago

      I’ve seen “Monday” for the response to NCAA but likely not released to the public / media for several days later… or until Damn Dan kicks their doors in with a SWAT team and a court order. I would not hold your breath for anything substantial to unfold.
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      Dudley seemed a bit hesitant to weigh in with a POV he thought I might not “appreciate” since it was contrary to mine. He was not aware that I am not a fan of NCGA leadership nor a hot-bloodied McCroryite at all. I wanted to assure him his opinions are welcome here since he has exhibited no “jackass” tendencies in earlier comments. I suspect he and I likely agree on many other issues whereas you and I tend not to do so. Whether those other states’ laws are upheld or not does not change the views of their citizenry or their elected representatives. The iron-fist of Lord Obama and his puppet Justice Dept stooges does not change my views on anything. I am confident I am not the only soul walking this earth who has a perspective different than yours. … Also you hardly require any encouragement to offer your opinions here. 🙂

  • Ken B Reply
    9 months ago

    No beating around the bush!!! Also do not care we lost anything that has pro-sports attached. Starbucks has gone the way of Target and no longer has mens or womens restrooms. At UNC-CH there is a professor that took it upon herself to label a women’s restroom as all are welcome to use. I have way of getting their attention and the mens rooms back or at least having some fun proving a few points. Drop a load and smell up the joint. Then leave door propped open to let all customers enjoy your relief! Since we get blamed for leaving the toilet seat down while peeing, leave it down.
    Also, just wondering where all the people that are transgender or need to test their feminine/male side used the restroom before it became a political football in this election year?
    That is as politically correct as I can get!!! Have fun!!!

    • BobLee Reply
      9 months ago

      With “free range restrooms” will that affect the variety and overall quality of stallwall grafitti? That old standard of “For a good time Call 212-555-1600” will need to add “and ask for Joe or Jane or both”. Has Twitter replaced stallwall grafitti? You can tell its been a long time since I was in a public rest room.

  • BC.in.PV Reply
    9 months ago

    BL, I didn’t realize that Silver is alive! He comes across as a robot! Frankly I wouldn’t watch them play if they played on an open field next to my house, and it was free!

    • BobLee Reply
      9 months ago

      I have the same feeling towards The NBA…. watching only in the latter stages of the Playoffs… but I appreciate that it IS popular with a demographic other than you & I. …. Do away with all of’em but Baseball and I’m a happy BobLee … 🙂 … So long as I have choices and options for my entertainment, I’m fine with everyone else having their options. If my only options were NBA, Poker, or UFC I’d have a real problem. Someone has described Adam Silver as “a Mr Potato Head someone put together in the dark”. Dissing someone’s bizarre appearance is uncool… But since I don’t like him, I will be uncool.

  • Bob Kennel Reply
    9 months ago

    Blue actually a pretty clear thinker, and he likes my colored basketballs. Let’s agree on $20M in lost revenue and $80M in continued lost reputation for NC on a legislative over reach having very little to do with bathroom problems. Same as voter ID 😠

    • BobLee Reply
      9 months ago

      The irony of Bob Kennel supporting anyone named “Blue” will not be lost on anyone reading this. The BK’s definition of “clear thinker” will raise many a eyebrow coming from such a passionate Obama / Hillary supporter. YIKES!
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      Legislative over reach? Absolutely as I describe in my reply to Dudley Moore. That $80M in “lost reputation” probably doesn’t come from the 20+ other states designing similar bills. Likewise with Voter ID. As often seen here – The Kennelian Worldview so often is restricted to The World of Kennel. A world a great many of us have little or nothing in common with… nor you with ours.

  • Dudley Moore Reply
    9 months ago

    BL,

    I guess I am one of your few regulars who disagrees with you on this. You can joke and ridicule all you want, but the fact is HB2 is costing our state and its businesses money, and goodwill. To be clear, I have read the bill and all its provisions carefully, and am not under the influence of any misinformation or propaganda from any left-wing or liberal entities. I simply think the bill is misguided, unnecessary, mean-spirited, and out of touch with the times and the mores of society. Beyond that, it is bad for business. Oh, and for the record, I am a lifelong Republican. I just happen to be a Republican who knows stupid when I see it.

    DM

    • BobLee Reply
      9 months ago

      You are not as alone here as you might think. As for disagreeing, I often take silence as disagreeing and less than 5% of readers here ever comment. Many tolerate my anti-liberal politics for my bashing of UNC/TGU or who knows why.
      .
      To your points… I have ZERO confidence in Speaker “Tiny Tim” Moore and his little cabal of self-serving polit-thugs. There ARE some solid citizens in the NC House (and Senate) but leadership shoves them and their opinions to the shadows. HB2 was hastily constructed to beat the April 1 enacting of Mayor Roberts & her Cronies’ ordinance. I have asked several Mecklenburg Dems if Roberts is clever enough to have designed the tight timeline purposely to cause the NCGA to act too hastily. Those who know her say she “ain’t that smart”. So it was either dame fortune or a puppeteer pulling the strings. The LGBT national gang ARE absolutely “clever enough” to orchestrate all this as we have seen.
      .
      PatMc and the GA built suicide traps for themselves in HB2. Their “offer” to clean up HB2 had zero chance to work. The LGBT Terrrorists would only accept total unconditional surrender… and that would be political suicide for Pat. His standing with his base is tenuous at best. To throw out HB2 and put the LGBT Terrorists in charge of NC’s socio-cultural mores was not going to happen. … Most sort-of levelheads I know would be fine with deleting the “right to sue” elements and several other provisions. The LGBT was clever enough to know the “open access to RestRooms (and Dressing Rooms) would set off all sorts of alarms with John & Jane Doe… as it surely did. They (LGBT) wanted a sh*tstorm and they got one. Kudos to them.
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      As for costing NC bazillions, I will take issue with you there. Most of that yadda yadda is pure BS… but designed to scare the bejebbers out of those whose attention span is 140 characters. As for my exaggerated use of satire / humor to make a point – that what I do here. You want wonkish faux-intellectual blather, call John Hood at John Locke.
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      Don’t be shy about offering a contrary opinion any time. Unlike “them” I welcome it. 🙂

      • Dudley Moore Reply
        9 months ago

        To be clear, I’m not saying the bill will cost “bazillions.” However, I think you might be underestimating the economic impact. I’m in the furniture business, and the High Point Furniture Market is heavily attended by the interior design trade. I don’t think I have to draw you a roadmap for you to guess where the interior design trade falls on this issue. Attendance at the April furniture market was off about 1%, which most people attribute to interior designers not coming. 1% doesn’t seem like a big number until you consider that roughly 80,000 people attend that market. So, that’s 800 people who didn’t come, didn’t buy furniture, didn’t rent hotel rooms, and didn’t eat and drink in the area. Not a bazillion dollars, but not inconsequential. Ominously, the interior design trade is threatening a total boycott for the next market.

        My guess is that every town of any size in NC has some similar story of lost revenue to tell. Not that economics are the main issue. Mr. Kennel would no doubt be heartened to know that this Republican has a moral issue with the bill as well as my economic concerns. The whole thing is one big mess. I almost feel sorry for Governor Pat. The decisions by Phil Berger and Tim Moore to make political hay out of this has led poor Pat to step in something he isn’t going to be able to wipe off his shoe. Phil and Tim are bulletproof politically. Pat, not so much.

        • BobLee Reply
          9 months ago

          Accepting all you’re saying as valid… you are also describing a form of economic extortion by the LGBT Gender Terrorists. At what point do the non-LGBTers say ENOUGH / STOP and draw a line in the sand for “taking over our lives”. “Free Range Rest Rooms” was a pretty dramatic example. One might even say “The Bathroom Bill” was more of an ENOUGH / STOP issue than Gay Marriage which I never got worked up about, appreciating that many did.
          .
          Between the BLM “rabid dogs” and the LGBT gang… these are pretty volatile times for “the average” American” (whoever the hell THAT is) to say the least. And ISIS just sits and watches and laughs. Do “we” have any leaders / potential leaders on local / state / national levels capable of leading a Kumba Ya chorus. No, of course not. The Great Unifier proved his total inability to be so about 7.5 years ago. Certainly neither Trump nor HRC are going to do anything but throw jet fuel on the bonfire. Ergo… THIS WEBSITE is Ground Zero for America’s New Beginning. 🙂

        • 7o's Tarheel Reply
          9 months ago

          What will it profit a man to gain the world and lose his soul?

    • BigAlSouth Reply
      9 months ago

      I think it’s telling that as a “Lifelong Republican” you find HB2 as being “mean spirited.” Really? Look at what is happening in Target stores nationwide and tell me why allowing anybody into the Ladies Room is good, sound corporate policy.

      Know who else is a “Lifelong Republican?” John Boehner and John McCain.

  • JDanWuff Reply
    9 months ago

    Dan Blue is as dumb as a brick. Just another brothu’ that came along on the coat tails when the Lightner-McKissicki-Gantt Gang were flimflamming the working world out of untold cash and goodies with Soul City. (But it does have a nice water and sewer system).
    I could care less if the NBA plays here in any format. Pro basketball has less appeal to me than soccer.
    I wonder if his $100 mill figure has factored in the uptick in coke and crack sales that follow that circus about?
    As for Silver, I still say he looks like he was made up of leftover parts from a forensic artist’s kit. Dook. Really.
    Have a good weekend.

    • BobLee Reply
      9 months ago

      Soul City – YeeeeHa! – the epic civil rights FlimFlam Scam of the 70s. Don’t you know Jesse, Al and Rev Barber wish they had had a piece of that action? … There is no Caucasian on Earth including Slick Willie that can scam the bruthas like another brutha can. … Mr Silver be a “sight”.

      • JDanWuff Reply
        9 months ago

        On a side note, I noticed that Roy Cooper is channeling his inner John Edwards in one of his latest ads. He’s strolling down the small town Main Street wearing his blue Oxford cloth shirt and blue jeans. Waxing poetic about it all. Heck, it may even be Robbins.
        Ain’t that PLAGARISM!!!! Where’s the MSM on that?

        • BobLee Reply
          9 months ago

          Is he carrying a “posing shovel” like Johnny did in New Orleans post-Katrina. Didn’t Johnny go with a flannel shirt with rolled-up sleeves for that rugged “man who works for a living” look.

  • Ron Reply
    9 months ago

    I think the word that needs to go out as you imply is that most of NC doesn’t care. I’m a sports fan and was a huge fan of the original Hornets…until George Shinn ruined it for me, but I really couldn’t care less that the game goes to Nawlins. The economic impact of events like these are usually blown out of proportion anyway by the bureaucrats.

    • BobLee Reply
      9 months ago

      Blown WAY out of proportions… And purposely so. I think there are a sizable number of NC folks who think, as sports fans, they are suppose to care about the NBA ASG as a BFD but they aren’t sure why they are suppose to care. Sports fans are like that a lot.

  • NCSU68Grad Reply
    9 months ago

    To clear the air….never tried or even once experimented with recreational chemicals. If you can’t follow, there are online courses in remedial reading or Wake Tech is here to help.

    I assume that Commish Silver…… who’s mentality rivals his namesake, John Reid’s horse, will saddle up with Pocahontas Warren and ride into Houston and pull THEIR franchise….

    I assumed that folks know who John Reid was…..if not, google Lone Ranger Wiki. Fascinating reading…like Donald Trump, I strive to keep lighting God’s firewood every day. Translations available with PayPal account.

    Your assessment of the Gov is similar to mine. But I know the mess that an AG can make as Gov….so he gets my vote. We, NC, are still paying for Easley’s & the idiotic intangible tax and NC retirement exemptions brought to you by your local Democrats. The current GA reminds me of the many talented BB that focused on selfies in the Dean Dome…rather than dribbling and shooting. But, the alternative is worse.

    I wonder how many of the groups and reporters are receiving funding from the Houston CoC to keep HB2 stirred up, lest folks figure that THEY passed a Pee Where You Pee law and then the Voters threw it out.

    The Donald DID undermine it somewhat last night. Next week will be more about how great Hillary is….since her 100:1 spending in NC is barely keeping her even.

    • BobLee Reply
      9 months ago

      I MIGHT have watched 20 minutes live of the RNC all week. I have my own in-house chronicler who provides me what I need to know. I will watch even less next week.
      .
      My “#1 guy” in the upper levels of NC government is “Lt Dan” Forest. He mighta beat PatMc in a primary but it would have really divided the already quite dysfunctional NCGOP. Only the NCDEM is more dysfunctional.
      .
      As noted… all of “this” is going to only get A LOT worse between now and early November… and beyond.

  • GaryY88 Reply
    9 months ago

    I just watched an hour of ESPN’s Mike & Mike. As usual you called it. Greenberg and his fill-in co-host and Bomani Jones did almost an hour on the Charlotte Mess / HB2 et al… and pretty much had all their facts wrong. Specifically that they said “the citizens of Charlotte” voted for the original ordinance and therefore are very opposed to HB2. Totally incorrect of course. “The citizens” never had the chance to vote on it because Roberts and her cronies knew it would fail just like it did in Houston. …. Lies on top of lies on top of lies ….

    • BobLee Reply
      9 months ago

      Gary, I was watching the same show. “Greenie” is clueless on anything “political” and is a bobblehead doll to whoever the guest is… following ESPN’s corporate agenda. The fill-in guy thought he knew the facts but did not. Bomani is usually “a Black Panther on steroids” but was more controlled than usual for him. Again either ignorant of or choosing to ignore the facts. … WRAL’s sports radio guys will rip it up this afternoon. Adam Gold and Joe Ovies are hard-core liberal and, so I’m told, even more rabid than Goodmon’s Dumpster Diver Duo of Leslie and Binky. Both duos have Boss Goodmon’s blessing to spew at will regardless of facts. None of them mentioned the 20+ other states with similar legislation.
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      I’m just one smart aleck with his own website. If anyone passes along my thoughts it does help “get another POV out there”.

  • BFD Reply
    9 months ago

    Doesn’t it bother these people (the media) to lie time after time? I expect lies from politicians like Dan Blue.

    • BobLee Reply
      9 months ago

      Easy answer. No, it doesn’t bother them one bit. The younger ones simply don’t know any better. In J-Schools they call it “serving the greater good” by distorting facts to fit their agenda. The older ones (who are getting downsized these days due to their higher salaries) are often simply arrogant a**h***s who think you / me / us are too stupid to know whats good for us. They see themselves as determiners of what we need to know… they know best. … Invite one of them to lunch one day and see for yourself. …. and Yes… never “trust” any politician. Like “snakes” not all are venomous but assume they are and be very careful.

  • FT'87 Reply
    9 months ago

    BL, how many lap dances and bottles of Dom P can a roomful of “rappers” buy for $100,000,000?

    • BobLee Reply
      9 months ago

      Wow… that one is waaay out of my balliwick. I’m going to defer to Cowdog for that. I bet Thailand could tell us the going rate in Bangkok. 🙂
      .
      Pierce swears he wasn’t trying to be goofy with that. Check on the other cities that have hosted this thing. The “clean-up” from the parties and accompanying mess is never budgeted in the flim flam figures.

  • Richard-Greenville Reply
    9 months ago

    As soon as I heard a blow-dried talking head say “$100,000,000 ….” I told my wife “BobLee is going to knock this one out of the park”. You never disappoint us BL.

    • BobLee Reply
      9 months ago

      So you’re saying I’m predictable, huh? 🙂 …. the segment of humanity that provides me most of my material ain’t exactly “the best nor the brightest” by a looong shot.

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