Remembering Robert Potter, the North Carolina Castrater, Idiot of Yesteryear

Welcome to Idiots of Yesteryear, a new series wherein we’ll remember the klutzes, cretins, and bumbling dunderheads who populate the cobwebbed dunce’s corners of the American past. In this great nation, for every gallant General Washington, who could not tell a lie, there is a doofy George W. Bush, who could not…

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North Carolina Was Told They're Violating the Civil Rights Act, So They Sued the US Justice Department

Last week, the Justice Department told North Carolina they would have until Monday, May 9 to make a decision about HB2, a bill that overturned “every local LGBT anti-discrimination measure in the state” when passed in March: either dump the law and comply with the the Civil Rights Act, or implement the law and risk…

The Justice Department Just Told North Carolina Their Anti-Gay Bill Violates the Civil Rights Act

In March, North Carolina passed House Bill 2, better known as the “Bathroom Bill.” In addition to requiring everyone in the state to identify as the biological sex on their birth certificate when using a public restroom, the bill effectively overturned “every local LGBT anti-discrimination measure in the state.”…

Ted Cruz, A Troll, Releases Anti-Trans Ad Supporting Discriminatory Bathroom Laws 

It’s worth reminding ourselves now and again that while Donald Trump is a soulless corn husk shilling for votes, Ted Cruz is both that and also an even more genuinely horrifying person, in that he fervently believes every hateful word he utters. Case in point: a new ad by Cruz for President that supports anti-trans…

Even Sentient Hate-Balloon Donald Trump Thinks North Carolina's Bathroom Law Went Too Far

In one positive sense, at least, man-sized roach motel Donald Trump is a true New Yorker: if he walks into a bathroom and see something going on he doesn’t understand, he’ll probably just mind his own business. On the Today show Thursday morning, he said North Carolina’s new, anti-trans bathroom law went too far:…

Against Me! Will Play a Show in North Carolina to Protest Discriminatory LGBTQ Laws

After the state of North Carolina passed House Bill 2, a bill that stripped the state of its measures protecting LGBTQ people and also bans transgender people from using restrooms that do not match the biological sex on their birth certificates, several musicians cancelled performances in the state, including Bruce…

NY Governor Andrew Cuomo Bans State Travel to North Carolina After Anti-LGBT Law

Last week, North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory signed into law a draconian bill that repealed every local LGBT anti-discrimination law and requires people to use the bathroom that corresponds with the biological gender written on their birth certificate. Obviously, this has prompted massive backlash.

ACLU, Other LGBT Rights Groups File Lawsuit Over North Carolina's Horrid 'Bathroom Bill'

The American Civil Liberties Union announced Monday that they are suing North Carolina officials over a new law that prevents trans people from using bathrooms that don’t match their biological sex. The law also bans cities and counties from creating anti-discrimination laws. The ACLU is pretty sure the law violates…

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Asheville Coffee Shop Owners Secretly Ran Misogynistic Pickup Artist Podcast, Blog 

Last week, Jared Rutledge and Jacob Owens were considered upstanding members of the unusually liberal Asheville, North Carolina community. As the owners of Waking Life Espresso, they had made a name for themselves in the town, supplying goods to a number of local establishments as well as coffee shops nationwide. But…