Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Job Killing N. Carolina Bathroom Law staying, Gov. McCrory trashes business.

We know how fast Republicans can react to business demands:
Fast Reaction #1: Gov. Scott Walker and the GOP-controlled Legislature approved a measure aimed at retroactively shielding paint makers from liability after a billionaire owner of a lead producer contributed $750,000 to a political group that provided crucial support to Walker and Republicans in recall elections,

Fast Reaction #2: A $700,000 donation from mining firm Gogebic Taconite to Wisconsin Club for Growth ... After that contribution, the GOP-controlled Legislature and Walker approved legislation aimed at streamlining regulations for an iron ore mine in northern Wisconsin.
Of course it was just a wild coincidence. Scott Walker had nothing to do kissing corporate ass.

The same can't be said of  N. Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory, who thinks it's not his fault for the NCAA dropping 7 games for their dumb ass bathroom law. Hell, they were warned over and over...:
North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory fired back at the NCAA on Tuesday, calling the organization's decision to relocate seven championship events scheduled in North Carolina "political retaliation" 

"The issue of redefining gender and basic norms of privacy will be resolved in the near future in the United States for not only North Carolina, but the entire nation. I strongly encourage all public and private institutions to both respect and allow our nation's judicial system to proceed without economic threats or political retaliation toward the 22 states that are currently challenging government overreach.

Sadly, the NCAA, a multibillion-dollar, tax-exempt monopoly, failed to show this respect at the expense of our student athletes and hard-working men and women."

NCAA President Mark Emmert said earlier on Tuesday that it was a "no-brainer" to move the sporting events, a decision the group's board of governors attributed to "the cumulative actions taken by the state concerning civil rights protections." The NCAA is the second major sports association to pull events from the Tar Heel State this year.

In July, the NBA announced it would move the 2017 NBA All-Star Game because of the law, backed by Republicans, saying it conflicted with the league's values of "diversity, inclusion, fairness, and respect."iness clashes with hardcore GOP ideology

1 comment:

Blakenator said...

That's why I moved away all those years ago. These fools can't see that threatening people who have already started moving out is silly. NC republicans made their move and the folks who warned them made theirs. NC republicans have no right to whinge, just because there is an economic price to pay. (cue law of unintended consequences) Some of them have already quit banging their bibles as hard as before. For me, I hope this turns NC blue for the next century even though I still won't move back.