Patterico's Pontifications


Prince Rogers Nelson, 1958-2016

Filed under: General — JVW @ 10:55 am

[guest post by JVW]

So that we don’t thread-hijack any other posts, here is where we can lament the death earlier today of the great musician/songwriter/producer/actor Prince, and discuss his legacy.

I guess I should have known
By the way you parked your car sideways
That it wouldn’t last


Sniveling Coward: Let People Use Whatever Bathroom They Want

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 7:35 am

New York values! Countdown to walkback in 3…2…1…

Transgender people should be able to use whatever bathroom they want, Donald Trump said Thursday.

“Oh, I had a feeling that question was going to come up, I will tell you. North Carolina did something that was very strong. And they’re paying a big price. There’s a lot of problems,” the Republican presidential candidate said during a town hall event on NBC’s “Today.”

Referring to comments from an unnamed commentator who on Wednesday said North Carolina should “leave it the way it is right now,” Trump said he agreed.

“Leave it the way it is. North Carolina, what they’re going through with all the business that’s leaving, all of the strife — and this is on both sides. Leave it the way it is,” he said, referring to companies that have canceled plans to move or expand businesses in the state as a result of the law, which bans transgender individuals from using a bathroom that does not match their gender at birth.

“There have been very few complaints the way it is. People go. They use the bathroom that they feel is appropriate,” Trump said. “There has been so little trouble. And the problem with what happened in North Carolina is the strife and the economic — I mean, the economic punishment that they’re taking.”

It’s nice to see Bruce Springsteen and Donald Trump on the same page, isn’t it? Unity!

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