Everyone, please pull your tiny violins out of their tiny violin cases, so we all can play a sad serenade for North Carolina Republicans, who are crying us a goddamned river right now, just because the NCAA has pulled all its championship games out of the state, citing the grotesquely hateful and discriminatory HB2 law. If you missed the news, here is what had happened:
In a news release Monday, the NCAA says the decision by its board of governors came “because of the cumulative actions taken by the state concerning civil rights protections.”
“This decision is consistent with the NCAA’s long-standing core values of inclusion, student-athlete well-being and creating a culture of fairness,” said Georgia Tech President G.P. “Bud” Peterson, the chair of the board of governors.
Nice job, NCAA! (Read their full list of reasons why they’re giving North Carolina the shaft here!)
So yeah, the North Carolina GOP is so mad right now. They are mad enough to make gender-conforming whizzes and poops in their pants! Check out this hilarious statement, which we will of course transcribe:
This is so absurd it’s almost comical. I genuinely look forward to the NCAA merging all men’s and women’s teams together as singular, unified, unisex teams. Under the NCAA’s logic, colleges should make cheerleaders and football players share bathrooms, showers and hotel rooms. This decision is an assault to female athletes across the nation. If you are unwilling to have women’s bathrooms and locker rooms, how do you have a women’s team? I wish the NCAA was this concerned about the women who were raped at Baylor. Perhaps the NCAA should stop with their political peacocking — and instead focus their energies on making sure our nation’s collegiate athletes are safe, both on and off the field.
Hahahahaha, know what is actually absurd and almost comical?
YOUR FACE! This dumbass statement from Kami Mueller, the spokeswoman for the North Carolina GOP. Let us count the ways:
- Nobody is merging teams to make them unisex. You see, there is a scientific consensus on gender identity, and it is stupid Republicans’ refusal to acknowledge it that makes them think they are making sense when they suggest a simple anti-discrimination policy would slippery slope itself into unisex collegiate teams and boy football players and girl cheerleaders sleeping naked together in hotel rooms, which is something we bet they have NEVER DONE BEFORE, NOPE, THOSE KIDS ARE ALL SAVING THEMSELVES FOR MARRIAGE, YOU BET.
- Kami Mueller may be unaware of how collegiate sports work, but if there is a women’s team playing another women’s team, the locker rooms are being used by women, so we’re not sure what this bellyaching is about. Unless there’s a trans woman on one of the teams, in which case OMG WHAT ABOUT OUR WIVES AND DAUGHTERS? Fucking moron.
- LOL fuck off, Republicans do not care about sexual assault at Baylor or anywhere else. IN FACT, they’ve been spending a lot of time criticizing the Obama administration for cracking down on the problem of sexual assault on college campuses. How convenient that they suddenly “care” when they can use it as an excuse to discriminate against people they find icky.
“Sadly, the NCAA, a multi-billion dollar, tax-exempt monopoly, failed to show this respect at the expense of our student athletes and hard-working men and women.”
Can it, you stupid crybaby.
It’s got to be so confusing for Republicans, watching sports leagues taking the side of humanity and decency, instead of helping them feel better about their bigotry. It’s got to be absolutely befuddling for them to read the statement from John Swofford, commissioner of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC), the division of the NCAA North Carolina is in, when he says, “On a personal note, it’s time for [HB2] to be repealed as it’s counter to basic human rights.” HE’S SO MEAN!
WHY do corporations and celebrities abandon states that discriminate against people these Republicans are pretty sure Jesus hates? WHY is it good business for corporations and other entities to be open and accepting? WHY would anybody care more about a buncha fag-genders than they care about the Sincerely Held Religious Beliefs of people who have been brainwashed to hate anyone who is different from them?
WHY does the mean lady running for president agree with the NCAA right now? (Pffffft, because she is a gay liberal commie, just like the NCAA obviously is.)
WHY are these wingnuts the only ones screaming and pointing at everybody else and saying, “WE ARE NOT CRAZY, YOU ALL ARE CRAZY”?
We guess they’ll never understand. Oh well, they are dumb, LOL, post over.