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Trans Bathroom Law Freezeout!

Post by tepista » 08 Apr 2016, 3:53pm

Bruce Springsteen cancels North Carolina concert because of HB-2

Springsteen wrote in a statement to fans that the Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act is "an attempt by people who cannot stand the progress our country has made in recognizing the human rights of all of our citizens to overturn that progress."

Springsteen apologized to his fans on his website and tweeted a link to his entire statement. Tickets will be refunded at point of purchase.

Springsteen's full statement is below:

As you, my fans, know I'm scheduled to play in Greensboro, North Carolina this Sunday. As we also know, North Carolina has just passed HB2, which the media are referring to as the "bathroom" law. HB2 - known officially as the Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act - dictates which bathrooms transgender people are permitted to use. Just as important, the law also attacks the rights of LGBT citizens to sue when their human rights are violated in the workplace. No other group of North Carolinians faces such a burden. To my mind, it's an attempt by people who cannot stand the progress our country has made in recognizing the human rights of all of our citizens to overturn that progress. Right now, there are many groups, businesses, and individuals in North Carolina working to oppose and overcome these negative developments. Taking all of this into account, I feel that this is a time for me and the band to show solidarity for those freedom fighters. As a result, and with deepest apologies to our dedicated fans in Greensboro, we have canceled our show scheduled for Sunday, April 10th. Some things are more important than a rock show and this fight against prejudice and bigotry - which is happening as I write - is one of them. It is the strongest means I have for raising my voice in opposition to those who continue to push us backwards instead of forwards.

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band's Sunday April 10th show is canceled. Tickets will be refunded at point of purchase.


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Post by eumaas » 08 Apr 2016, 4:00pm

Looks like the Republicans did spare us one horrible thing.
"The only thing that really occurs to me that I can say on this is to point out how fascinating it is that the Hassan-i-Sabbah archetype keeps turning up over and over again ... He disappears up into the mountains and is never seen again. Believe me, he'll never be seen again. He'll live forever because of that."

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Post by tepista » 08 Apr 2016, 4:01pm

It's So Hard to be a Trans and Go Shitty
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Post by matedog » 08 Apr 2016, 4:13pm

eumaas wrote:Looks like the Republicans did spare us one horrible thing.
:angry:
Look, you have to establish context for these things. And I maintain that unless you appreciate the Fall of Constantinople, the Great Fire of London, and Mickey Mantle's fatalist alcoholism, live Freddy makes no sense. If you want to half-ass it, fine, go call Simon Schama to do the appendix.

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Post by Dr. Medulla » 08 Apr 2016, 4:17pm

matedog wrote:
eumaas wrote:Looks like the Republicans did spare us one horrible thing.
:angry:
:lol: to you both.

(But Gene is right.)
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Post by tepista » 08 Apr 2016, 4:41pm

Don't actually know this song, but it seems like a good way to beat these bathroom laws.

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Post by Wolter » 08 Apr 2016, 7:51pm

I salute the Bruce mockery, but I also have to admit he's doing the right thing so I will refrain personally from it for one full day.
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Post by eumaas » 08 Apr 2016, 7:52pm

Wolter wrote:I salute the Bruce mockery, but I also have to admit he's doing the right thing so I will refrain personally from it for one full day.
I succumbed to it because Bernie Bros cucked the discourse. :(
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Post by Dr. Medulla » 08 Apr 2016, 8:28pm

Wolter wrote:I salute the Bruce mockery, but I also have to admit he's doing the right thing so I will refrain personally from it for one full day.
Way to support Eurasia, Goldstein.
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Post by tepista » 08 Apr 2016, 11:05pm

Wolter wrote:I salute the Bruce mockery, but I also have to admit he's doing the right thing so I will refrain personally from it for one full day.
I agree, this is fucking great, but jokes is jokes!
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Post by Wolter » 09 Apr 2016, 8:55am

tepista wrote:
Wolter wrote:I salute the Bruce mockery, but I also have to admit he's doing the right thing so I will refrain personally from it for one full day.
I agree, this is fucking great, but jokes is jokes!
*checks watch*

Damn it. Still have a few hours left.
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Post by Dr. Medulla » 09 Apr 2016, 9:19am

Wolter wrote:
tepista wrote:
Wolter wrote:I salute the Bruce mockery, but I also have to admit he's doing the right thing so I will refrain personally from it for one full day.
I agree, this is fucking great, but jokes is jokes!
*checks watch*

Damn it. Still have a few hours left.
Your heart has always been in Japan, so by that time zone it's a full day.
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Post by tepista » 09 Apr 2016, 11:26am

so....I looked up the lyrics to 10th Avenue Freezeout (aka Dead Devil in a Freezer) with a thought of possibly doing a Weird Al on it, and you can't tell me that this song is not about a tranny named Scooter looking for toilet stall already.

Teardrops on the city
Bad Scooter searching for his groove
Seem like the whole world walking pretty
And you can't find the room to move
Well everybody better move over, that's all
'Cause I'm running on the bad side
And I got my back to the wall

then later on "turn around the corner things got quiet real fast" and "when the change was made uptown"


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Post by JennyB » 09 Apr 2016, 10:39pm

Gene - remember that time when we posted about 100 puke-joke names of Springsteen songs on Hoy's Facebook page? I was at work and I could not stop laughing. Like Chuckles The Clown's funeral laughing.

Also, good on Bruce for cancelling.
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