NORTH CAROLINA: State Senate Republican Committee Launches “Stand With McCrory” Campaign

In response to near-universal criticism of North Carolina’s hate bill from the media, from big business, and from major political figures nationwide, the state’s Republican Senatorial Committee has launched a “Stand With McCrory” website so that haters can send messages of support to the governor. And of course, there’s a money beg link.

The site features the above image of a man entering a ladies room and notes that the campaign was authorized by state Senate Majority Leader Phil Berger, who has called for the resignation of state Attorney General Roy Cooper for refusing to defend the hate law in court.

From the site:Β 

The ACLU and other radical, left-wing special-interest groups are suing North Carolina to create an extreme national mandate forcing women and young girls to share locker rooms and bathrooms with grown men. Thank NC Governor Pat McCrory and Legislative Leaders for fighting to keep our children safe and passing a common-sense law to stop grown men from sharing locker rooms and bathrooms with young girls.

  • Prion

    • Steverino

      Religion grifters like Brian Brown and “Benjamin” Franklin Graham do both.

  • oikos

    Twitter users know what to do with stand with McCrory

  • Wynter Marie Starr

    Yes, but if that man entering the bathroom is transgendered and has a vagina, that’s the bathroom he belongs in according to their law. They didn’t really think that through, did they?

    Does anyone know if clicking on the site will count as support? And can messages of non support be left?

    • timncguy

      actually, the law doesn’t care whether trans people have had any reassignment surgery or not. All that matters is what your birth certificate says. Transgender women with a penis or a vagina must use the men’s room. Transgender men with a penis or a vagina must use the women’s room. You may use the other restroom if and only if you get your birth certificate changed which in NC you may only do if you have had the surgery.

      • Harley

        So now everyone must carry a birth certificate on them at all times in order to use s public restroom? Sounds reasonable. NOT!!!

        • “Papers and pee-pees, please!”

          • David Walker

            And I thought pay toilets were a hassle.

      • Wynter Marie Starr

        What do intersexed people do?

        The point still remains. If that man has had reassignment surgery, but has not changed his BC, than he is using the correct restroom.

        Last I checked, rapists aren’t too fussed about where and how they find their victims. If rape laws don’t stop them, this law certainly won’t.

        • Shy Guy

          They know this has nothing to do with rape, it just stirs up the reactionary pitchfork brigade who will turn out in force to vote against the imaginary satan, and just incidentally for the republican candidate while they’re out.

          • Wynter Marie Starr

            Of course it has nothing to do with rape or protecting women and children. But, as they keep saying that, we need to remind them of that every time. If they were really interested in protecting women and children, rape laws would be strengthened, reproductive rights would be a given, child care options would be expanded, health care would not be an issue, and education would be a priority.

          • Steverino

            Just like if they were really interested in “protecting marriage,” that movement would have been to ban divorce. These fuckwits likely think Occam’s Razor is something made by Gillette, and red herrings are something served at Red Lobster.

          • Wynter Marie Starr

            LOL, all too true, but the Red Lobster bit made me laugh.

      • BostonDotTom

        Small nitpick, there is no “the surgery”, as there are many surgeries. Depending on how a doctor words the letter, because the laws are usually so vague, top surgery is the usually enough for a trans man to amend his birth certificate.

  • Porkie

    The photo is of a transgender man being forced to use the bathroom appropriate to his birth gender?

    • Wynter Marie Starr

      We were typing at the same time with the same thought, Porkie. These people aren’t too bright, are they?

      • Porkie

        Just think how dangerous they would be if they were!

        • Wynter Marie Starr

          Good point.

          • Porkie

            “I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: ‘O Lord make my enemies ridiculous.’ And God granted it.” Voltaire

        • SunnyDay

          If they were bright they wouldn’t be dangerous because they’d already be on the correct side. πŸ˜‰

        • David F.

          If they were smart they wouldn’t be Republicans.

          • Shy Guy

            Some Republicans are smart. They’re just evil as well. While the bulk of the base are idiots, many of those higher up are calculating sociopaths.

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          • Princess Lardass

            Whatever. I’ve been making eleventy-billion dollars a second crushing my toenail clippings and passing the powder off as crushed rhinoceros horn potion. FLAGGED!

    • Mark

      Actually – the photo is this asshole’s assistant (of some sort) just standing at the door to the women’s bathroom. It’s completely staged. Not a single pixele of reality in it.

    • Todd20036

      Sigh, Buck Angel, *swoon*

      • Porkie

        I’ll toss you for it….

        • Todd20036

          You probably could. I weigh under 140

          • RaygunsGoZap

            Come sit next t… on me spinner!

      • Stephen Elliot Phillips

        I watched his documentary. very fascinating. and yep. Id definitely do him!

    • Clive Johnson

      In all seriousness I think these issues are too complex for many of these conservative legislators to handle. They simply don’t get it and possibly can’t.

      When men dress as men and women like women, just like in the good old days, and when men are sexually interested in women and vice versa, just as god intended, then the social and religious conservative is at home. Things are kept simple. Everything has a place and there’s a place for everything.

      When biology, identity, gender expression, and sexual attraction (or the absence thereof) are seen, not in the darkness of unquestioned tradition, but in the light of science and in the acceptance of individual truths, the picture of who we are becomes much more complex.

      How simple life used to be. We had three television stations. There was One True Religion and not much was known about the others. America was the best and all the rest were trying to copy us. Gays and lesbians were anomalies that could be corrected and brought back into the One True Gender Binary.

      • BobSF_94117

        They’re bright enough to get that they can ride this issue to reelection.

        • David Walker

          And to the bank.

      • grindstone

        You calmly and clearly expressed what only comes out of my mouth as: you simplistic bastards have false nostalgia about a simpler time that simply did NOT exist except in your heads and now that you have to face reality you’ve become screaming fear-creatures. Calm the fuck down and realize that reality is larger than your narrow-fucking-worldview!

        So can I borrow yours as needed?

        • David Walker

          Grindstone: Your’s is the Cliff Notes’ version of Clive Johnson’s essay. Both work fine.

          • grindstone

            Yes, but mine seems to shut down conversation around my in-law’s table. Dunno why……

          • David Walker

            Whatever works. As a woman said on this bus this morning after being hassled about something, “It is what it is.” I think that will be my phrase to live by for today.

    • 2patricius2

      He he he.

  • gOf

    I would like to thank him – for taking the spotlight off the ass hat who is Chief Justice of the Supreme Court in my home state of Alabama.

    • Don’t get too comfortable. Roy-boy will weigh in soon enough and still be found wanting. As well as his sleeveless whore of a wife and his drugged out son.

  • Sam_Handwich


    • OfInLe

      That’s great! I signed it similarly. I hope they get a lot of that.

    • Mike C

      Me too!!

  • Mark

    Anybody know the background pic? Anybody know if the person in that pic gave permission for it to be used in this manner? How do we find out????

    • Mark

      If you scroll down a ways…..the dude in the background looks to be the same person under the ‘news’ item of “SENATE UNANIMOUSLY VOTES TO STOP RADICAL ORDINANCE ALLOWING MEN INTO PUBLIC BATHROOMS WITH WOMEN AND YOUNG GIRLS” on this asshats website.

  • Kevin Perez

    Berkeley Breathed produced a comic today.

    • KnownDonorDad

      I didn’t know the giant purple snorklewhacker was from North Carolina!

    • Dicky

      The more I read Berkeley Breathed, the more I feel that he’s become more conservative as time has flowed. He still hates Republicans in name, but a number of the ideas in Outland and Bloom County (2015) are pretty conservative, even ones that aren’t in the brains of his conservative characters like Steve Dallas. That, or his satire and parody have fallen to Poe’s Law…

      • Kevin Perez

        I had not noticed. I read it every day. The only thing I had a quibble with was the bit with Oliver Wendell Jones and Dark Energy. Berkeley got the science wrong on that and the “Atheist Chills” was strange but I don’t expect my entertainers to line up with my views 100%. The Calvin & Hobbs April Fools Day joke had me tearing up today in a sad and happy kind of way.

  • Jude Newton

    I will send them a nice flower arrangement after Roy Cooper wins in November.

  • Michael Rush

    Would ” Go down the toilet with McCrory ” be a better name for this group ?

    • David Walker

      McCrory could be the new Captain in the Toilet Tank, cleaning one’s toilet on the way to the sewer…or septic tank.

      Have you noticed how similar “Protect Our Children” is to Anita Bryant’s “Save Our Children”? Probably coincidence, but a pie in the face would, nevertheless, be an appropriate greeting for the honorable guv.

    • GayEGO

      Let’s give McCrory a shove!

  • Prion


    • boy that fact can’t get stressed enough. religion is a choice, a fucking choice you keep making every day you wake up, and choose to act according to your beliefs. there’s no science, no proof what you believe is even real, and billions don’t agree with you.

      puppies, babies, kittens… they are pretty much the same. they are what the adults around them make them, and sometimes that’s a horrible tragedy for more than just the family. but every youngling mammal including ours are born with a natural instinct to love. hate must be taught, even enforced.

      • Skeptical_Inquirer

        And the funny thing is that many spouses easily convert to their spouse’s so they can match. Points at Ivanka Trump converting to Judaism because her husband is Jewish. If it really was that big a deal, she would not be married to her current husband.

    • JCF

      Point-of-order, but important to me: NO ONE is “born a man” or “born a woman”. We are all born vulnerable infants, w/ NO say in how our “birth sex” is ASSIGNED. [Which is why those MichFests asshats w/ their “womyn-born womyn” policy are (were—Bye Felicia!) such cruel shits.]

  • CB

    Good. Let the haters throw their money down the rabbit hole. What they think they’ll get baffles me. Enriching the coffers of a backwards, backwoods state is not what most would consider “laying up stores in heaven.”

    • David Walker

      It’s not about Jeebus as much as it is about Preacher Festus and Boss Hogg. If you “lay up stores” (ie, give them enough money), they’ll stay off your sorry ass until next time.

  • abqdan

    What they don’t seem to get is that their new law will result in EXACTLY what that photo portrays – men using the women’s restrooms. Because trans men are MEN – they look like any other guy; but they’ll have to use the women’s restrooms because of what’s written on their birth certificate. Let’s see how comfortable women in NC are then.

    • it’s a self fulfilling prophecy. they created their own problem.

    • KnownDonorDad

      Exactly. The thing they fuss and fume about, men in da wimmin’s room, will be legally required for transmen. They don’t really care about transmen in the men’s room, probably because they figure the trans guy will get beaten up (though I imagine many may not be such easy targets).

    • Gerry Fisher

      “The new law doesn’t prevent this, it *causes* it” should be the new catch phrase for us opponents.

  • Butch

    Think it’ll accept a signature from Iona Trailer? Seems appropriate…..

    • David Walker

      But it must be Traylor…otherwise they’ll get suspicious.

  • camel54

    Is there something really difficult about taking a piss in the Bible Belt? Surely, it’s this simple

    • i remember the time when they first started putting changing stations in men’s rooms. i remember all the controversy, it was rather ridiculous. like, duh. fathers sometimes have to change their baby daughters and deserve a nice station too, just like moms have been getting. when they change their baby sons in the women’s room, and nobody complained, ever.

      • Most of the public restrooms in malls in Japan have a tiny floor mounted urinals for moms out and about with their little boys. I thought what a brilliant idea.

  • dcurlee

    Stand with him….go ahead I’m just waiting for how you explain all the companies that supply jobs have left

  • KnownDonorDad

    I guess the economy in North Carolina is totally ship-shape and doesn’t require any work, huh?

  • JB

    The ironic thing is now there are grown men going into the women’s rooms in NC. Stupid bigots.

  • Blake Jordan

    This is getting so fcking laughable!!!
    Are shit heads going to compensate for all the money North Carolina loses???

  • boatboy_srq

    Well, of course they’d stand with McCrony. Sitting at a urinal is… um,… awkward.

  • Herald

    I am so sick of this hate-filled lie.
    It does not begin to describe what they hid in this law.
    It does demonstrate their animus though.

  • We have live footage of his mountain top from which he will stand and give his sermon. Yea, though it be warm, do not fear for thy shoes.

  • Good Shot Green

    The ACLU is left wing? Protecting and defending Americans’ civil liberties is a liberal trait I see, good to know.

    • David Walker

      That’s why they go to bat to fight for the Klan’s right to assemble and hold hate marches.

    • kevin vincent

      Not to mention they defended the frieken KKK and WBC! hardly liberal by ANY means they take civil liberties very seriously.

    • TrollopeReader

      it goes back to the 80’s (or earlier) …. back when “liberal card-carrying member of the ACLU” was a common phrase against one’s political opponent.

  • HomerTh

    FuckingAsshole RepublicanButt just signed that petition.

  • Robert Adams

    “Stand with McCrory”? More like “Fall with McCrory”.

  • Randy Riddle

    Of course, I wouldn’t encourage anyone to flood the site with fake toilet humor names and post the resulting screenshots on social media. Oh no – that would just be juvenile …

    • jmax

      Just did it. Credit the name to Stephen Colbert.

  • RaygunsGoZap

    Every new move they make on this, they just expose more of what vile, hateful ignoramuses they are.

    Oh to have a legion of Carmen Carreras and Buck Angels and plainclothes bodyguards to descend upon their park, mall and church restrooms. Over and over and over again.

  • Clive Johnson

    All but unsaid: “Stand with this Christian martyr against the forces of evil!”

    • David Walker

      “Stand with this xn martyr against the forces of good” is more like it, but, being true to their faith, they’d never get it.

  • rextrek1

    this…? …from a state dead last in anything good & decent in America……….way to fit the cliche’ of MS…..GOP aholes……

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  • Gerry Fisher

    I just tried to add a snarky signature. “Website currently unavailable.” Good work, flying monkeys! πŸ™‚

    • David Walker

      Well done, y’all!

    • Rebecca Gardner

      Comes right up for me.

  • Reality Check

    Did my part…

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  • Clive Johnson

    I just signed.

  • delk

    With republican senators shouldn’t it be: “Wide-Stance for McCrory”

  • April

    Dear bigots and/or ignorant people. It was never OK for ANYONE (cis or not) to go into ANY restroom/locker room/shower for nefarious reasons. And the whole “I feel like a woman today so you have to allow me into a women’s only space” is total horse manure. I’m so sick of these bigots spewing lies! News Flash! If these bigots are uncomfortable by the slim chance that a Trans person who doesn’t live up to their unreasonable beauty standards needs to use “your” restroom they should find a single toilet restroom.

  • It angers me to no end that the molestation of young boys is completely ignored by the right. Oh! I forgot, they need to keep their girls “pure” until marriage.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    I couldn’t pass up the opportunity……..

  • Raising_Rlyeh

    Jesus fucking christ i’m getting sick of these motherfuckers using women and children as a shield. Assault is already illegal and this law does nothing to prevent assault. Ex: there was a case recently of some middle school boys being accused of forcing a girl into the bathroom and assaulting her. Bills like this would not have fucking prevented that. Plus, women are not fucking delicate little flowers that need to be protected from those perverted men who always want sex while women have no sexual interest.

    Of course, I can’t wait for the first woman to use the men’s bathroom and be arrested.

  • GayEGO

    Oh boo! But they will pay for it as the majority of Americans are against these discriminatory, anti-LGBT bills.

  • Robert Conner

    YeeeeeeeeeeeHAWWW! They’re reenacting Pickett’s Charge only this time it’s not at Gettysburg.

    Oh, yes! Yes! Run across an open field into volleys of rifle fire, neo-Confederates! Let us remind you that you LOST the Civil War, and that you LOST on segregation, and that you LOST on inter-racial marriage, and that you LOST on same-sex marriage, and that you’ll lose on this, but please, please run headlong into the destruction and carnage that awaits! Praise Jeeezzzuss! Proud sons of the Confederacy!

    I’m adding a bit more powder to my rifle so the shot goes right through the first Johnny Reb and hits the one behind him. God bless you, Claude-Γ‰tienne MiniΓ©!

  • ArthurFrayne

    FEAR: False Evidence Appearing Real – is what drives the conservative voter base. That is why they are always trying to cut education – education can lead to people who are capable of seeing through the BS for what it is, and those F.E.A.R. loses it’s power over them.