Thursday, April 13, 2017

Carolina Blue through and through.

To begin, I think Melania is great. She is a model and now seeks to fill the shoes of a First Lady. She is lovely. She is also strong and won't let her name be taken lightly in a lawsuit with the "Daily Mail." The amount of the settlement should make an impression on all tabloids. She can be a mover and a shaker when it comes to protections for celebrities. She was a celebrity before she was a wife and mother; she knows the territory.

At any rate, I don't know if the First Lady realized it or not, but, she was wearing Carolina Blue. Kindly note the blue line in the road is also Carolina Blue. The blue line started where the motorcade stopped and the President and First Lady got out to walk.

Noted the "Tiffany Blue" box is a different shade. I also thought it was most generous and an ice breaker by First Lady Elect Melania Trump to bring a gift to then First Lady Michelle Obama. It was most gracious and perhaps a new tradition.

I do have a criticism, in that, on a day when the USA was to unite and resolve differences for the country, the color Mrs. Trump wore was divisive. I knew as soon as I saw the suit it was a political statement aimed at the electorate. It was a statement that their White House would carry the values of the extremists in North Carolina.

Such a statement only emboldened a state where their Republican Governor lost his election because of his extremism in civil rights and practiced corruption and cronyism with his former employer and campaign contributor "Duke Power." The return to "The Old Guard" is something that has plagued Mr. Trump's administration and he has done little to end it or reverse it.

April 13, 2017
By Curtis M. Wong

North Carolina House Speaker Tim Moore (click here) is pumping the brakes on a controversial bill aimed at reinstating the state’s prior ban on same-sex marriage.

Filed Tuesday by four North Carolina House Republicans, House Bill 780 is also known as the “Uphold Historical Marriage Act.” If passed, the bill would allow the state’s government to defy the Supreme Court’s 2015 marriage equality ruling and prohibit same-sex couples from tying the knot.

Its sponsors are Republican Reps. Larry Pittman of Concord, Michael Speciale of New Bern, Carl Ford of Rowan County and Mike Clampitt of Bryson City, who are among the most conservative legislators in the state, The News & Observer pointed out.

Gov. Roy Cooper (D), who recently sparked the ire of LGBTQ rights activists for his support of a flawed “compromise” to the state’s “bathroom bill,” blasted the legislation Tuesday....

Additionally, North Carolina is removing children from their homes and placing them into adoption. This is not funny, it is based in religious bigotry and changes in status of married couples. There is a case in Guilford County where the children were removed from the home because of a divorce. The mother's lawyer is at a loss to understand what has occurred.

There is a case in Wilmington where the children were removed from a Wiccan home where the mother was bisexual. In this case, the parents had charges drummed up against them as human traffickers among other complaints regarding the children that made them look as though (at least through media) they were also trafficking their children. NONE OF IT WAS TRUE and the children are gone. There are many instances whereby the Social Worker was inappropriate and the judge once colluded with the Social Worker. It has been tragic and there are nine children involved, all Caucasian including twin infants, a boy and girl.

The point is North Carolina is growing more and more bold in their inappropriate values and their determination to create a "foreign state" within the USA's sovereign borders.

This is the United States of America whereby people stand up for their civil rights and demand equality and fair treatment UNDER THE LAW, not just because the social mores dictate it this week. There should be no racism, hatred or bigotry in the USA, especially in politics. We are all better than that.