PayPal won't tolerate N. Carolina's discrimination, scraps expansion plans https://t.co/ZHMtSpxg7G .
On the one hand, I think this is a cool move from PayPal. On the other hand, it sucks that the workers & residents of NC are being punished because their representatives are a bunch of idiots. ‎- Mr. Noodle
^^^ This ‎- Galadriel
Those representatives were elected. And some are doubling down. Choices have consequences. ‎- Jim: Lose Cannon
Jim, the point is still valid. If I had to go to school in a conservative state (not hypothetical since North Carolina has a good plant breeding school), I wouldn't have voted for those guys but I'd be punished all the same (assuming I'd be working for or using a business that left the state). I know progressive Southerners. I think PayPal is doing the right thing by taking a stand but it doesn't mean it doesn't have collateral damage. I thought it was good that PayPal's statement acknowledged that. ‎- Spidra Webster
*lives in NC* *progressive* I agree with PayPal's decision, but not Gregory Maguire's not to let his plays be performed here. BECAUSE all he's harming is people who LIKE his stuff and want to see / read / act in it. AND the governor Will Not Care because ... Gregory Maguire is one of "them" and therefore the governor doesn't want his business. So that is lose, lose. ‎- StephanieCogSciLibrarian
PayPal, otoh, is a Big Economic Deal that the Governor himself recently touted. He's going to look like an ass because they are not coming. Hopefully he'll change his mind for this & all the other business response. He was elected because he said he is a person who gets along with both sides of the aisle AND is a businessman. Neither is evident here. ‎- StephanieCogSciLibrarian
also, we are about as Purple a state as can be - at just about 50% dems & 50% repubs. But with all the f'ng gerrymandering in the state, we only have the POSSIBILITY of electing 3 dems out of 13. That's U.S. House, but the proportions are the same for the state leg. So ... well, ... um, there's nothing we progressives - or even moderates - can do. ‎- StephanieCogSciLibrarian
I don't think PayPal is punishing anyone. It made a (correct, IMO) decision based on its business interests. It's the regressive elected representatives of NC who are punishing citizens. The collateral damage has been inflicted by them. ‎- Jim: Lose Cannon