Posted in Things that make you say "hmm...", Things that piss me off

The Boss Has Spoken

On Friday iconic rocker Bruce Springsteen announced that he was cancelling his Sunday show in Greensboro, NC as a protest to the recently passed HB2 law.  Springsteen explained that the law “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.”

This shouldn’t be a way of life in 2016.  It’s as if we’ve stepped back fifty years and are dealing with segregation all over again.  We’ve come so far and yet, in North Carolina and Mississippi, at least, we are so far away.

As a Springsteen fan I would be disappointed if I was to be one of the concert-goers.  But I would understand.  And I would greatly accept my money back, which ticket holders will be able to do.  Then I’d take that money and donate it to a human rights organization.

I hope other acts follow Bruce’s lead.  E Street band mate Steve Van Zandt encouraged other artists in the 80’s to not play Sun City as a protest to apartheid; maybe Bruce will accomplish the same thing in North Carolina.

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I'm a writer. I'm also a wife and a parent who works too much and lives too little. In addition to writing I also love to read, listen to music, travel, cook, I enjoy looking for bargains at flea markets or thrift stores, Christmas, football and of course writing! How did I come up with the title of my blog? Two things: 1. I live in New England (duh) and 2. Canadian singer Alan Frew once arrogantly told me to "get a New England life"--again--DUH! I already HAVE one!

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