Good Tuesday morning to y’all.
In international news, an EgyptAir plane was hijacked en route from Alexandria to the capital of Cairo overnight. Most people on board were released, and the motive appears to be “personal.”
Anyway, state news is still where it’s at, if you wanna talk crazy-crazy-crazy. Let’s start with the guv’nah.
1. Pat McCrory is irony-impaired as hell. Seriously. After signing the hateful HB2 legislation that was rushed through the General Assembly Wednesday by Republican homophobes as an election-year stunt, the governor now has the brassers to describe opposition to the law as “political theater.”
No, dear reader, this doesn’t come from The Onion. It comes from NBC News:
North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory on Monday dismissed criticism of a controversial new law curbing LGBT anti-discrimination protections as “political theater” that he says is concocted by left-wing activists, accusing them of a “calculated smear campaign” that included threatening local businesses to oppose the measure.
In an interview with NBC News, McCrory, a Republican who is running for re-election, said he would not heed calls to repeal the law, which blocks the city of Charlotte — and any other local government — from allowing transgender people to use bathrooms that match the gender they identify with.
He cast himself as a voice of reason, standing against an assault on “the norms and etiquette” that have existed for generations. And he said the law doesn’t discriminate against anyone.
“This political correctness has gone amok,” he said.
Here’s video, for those with an exceptionally strong digestive system.