Yet Another

Along with Springsteen and Ringo, the latest casualty of our state legislature's inanity is Cirque du Soleil, pulling out of their NC shows. This one makes me truly sad, although a part of me applauds them for doing it. From their Facebook page ...

Cirque du Soleil strongly believes in diversity and equality for every individual and is opposed to discrimination in any form. The new HB2 legislation passed in North Carolina is an important regression to ensuring human rights for all. We therefore choose to cancel our scheduled performances of OVO in Greensboro (April 20-24) and our scheduled performances in Charlotte (July 6-10) and our scheduled performances of TORUK – Avatar in Raleigh (June 22-26).

Sadly, I doubt many of the GOP in the state legislature care much about Springsteen or Starr, and they're probably not up to Cirque's aesthetic sensitivity. But maybe if Ted Nugent were to cancel ...



McCrory in the Wash Post, Meet the Press

McCrory is slated to be a guest on "Meet the Press" this weekend. Apparently, as a run-up to his appearance, the Washington Post published an op-ed by him this afternoon.

It's a national news story that doesn't make NC - or McCrory - look good.

Yes, well ...

Since several other states have also proposed somewhat similar legislation, following NC's lead, I'm waiting for the new state-endorse license plate for my car that says "First in Intolerance." Wonder if he'll boast about that "first" on Meet the Press.


He got his talking points in. Sadly, Todd didn't have a clue about the breadth of the entire Hate Bill 2.