AgentPierce: The Economic Impact Myth

    Agent Pierce
    July12/ 2016

    If you are “a bettor”, push all your chips to the middle of the table that The NBA All-Star Game will NOT be held in Charlotte this coming season.

    That the game WILL be held in Charlotte as scheduled is less likely than Bev “Dumplin” Purdue being Roger Ailes’ next Fox & Friends hostess. WHOA…. Sorry to sneak that one in on you. Take a deep cleansing breath and you’ll be fine.

    That NBA All-Star Game for Charlotte was toast the moment the LGBT gender terrorists launched their Global War on HB2 and on “folks likeLGBT Protest me & you” and on everyone in the NCGA with an R behind their name. That was back in early April in case you can’t remember a time without HB2 in the daily headlines.

    Hey, you want to have some fun?  Go stand out in front of your local “gay bar” and ask ten people what “HB” stands for in HB2.  If even two of the ten know it’s House Bill, I’ll give you a Vote For Kay Hagen bumpersticker.

    At the risk of being clichéd…. I could care less about The All-Star Game or The NBA or The Hornets or Panthers or…. or…. or. If NASCAR threatens to take away Bruton Smith’s races at CMS…. I’m OK with that too. Will The PGA / USGA say no more golf tournaments in North Carolina? I’m OK there too.

    Tell me again- What is a Demi Lovato?  …. and are all those Vermont state employees still boycotting us?  I swear I saw “Ben & Jerry” at Char-Grill last week.

    I hope this unprecedented “morality extortion” DOES stop short of White Hetero Christians forbidden to go to ‘da beach” unless HB2 is repealed…. and we have LGBT armed militia doing genitalia inspections at shopping malls. If yours (genitals) are what you were born with, you can’t shop there…. Oh My!

    OK… if I had written all that back in February (pre Mayor Jennifer Roberts’ Seven vote / pre HB2) you would have said “how absurd”. Doesn’t sound all that absurd now, does it? That is how quickly the LGBT gender terrorists have intimidated and taken full control of “the media”. And you’re still making jokes about checking for Adam’s Apples before you pee at a urinal….

    Actually the gender terrorists had already taken control over your local print & electronic media long before last March, but you didn’t notice.  Too busy living your daily life to notice?  Crazy Ol’ Jim Goodmon standing out in front of WRAL studios on Western Blvd throwing rocks at cars should have been a clue.

    Lets get to The Great Economic Impact Myth. I know more about this than you do unless you also spent 18 years in the Tourism bizness promoting that myth. I did.

    There IS an economic impact to Tourism. Shutdown The Bonner Bridge to OBX…. or announce a hurricane coming and see what that does to the economy of Morehead or Wrightsville Beach. The influx of spending by tourists can be significant to economies primarily dependent on come&go visitors. Charlotte is not such a economy.

    When NBA Commissioner Adam Silver (a Duke grad and a very strange-looking human) does pull The All-Star Game – and he will –Adam Silver it will NOT have a “close the Bonner Bridge or “a hurricane is coming” effect on The Great State of Mecklenburg. But the LGBT gender terrorists want you to think so.  Many of you will (think so).

    NOTE:  Adam Silver is soooo strange-looking he HAD to be a hard-core Liberal.  He never really had an option.  I guess he could be some sort of Vice-Chancellor at UNCCH.  They are all quite strange space alien-esque too.

    It will NOT be No Mardi Gras for New Orleans. It will NOT be No Spring Break for Panama City. Hellfire, it won’t even be No Hollerin Contest for Spivey’s Corner which, I read, is no longer going to happen. Imagine THAT Economic Impact on Spivey’s Corner.

    Did they do away with The Hollerin’ Contest because transsexuals don’t holler?

    The primary on-the-ground “impact” of No All-Star Game for Charlotte will be to the event planners in the area. Very few if any “regular fans” will attend. The tickets are incredibly expensive and go to Adam Silver’s pals on Madison Avenue and The Rap Music Industry. 20,000 hotel rooms will NOT go empty…. Up-scale restaurants catering to expense-accounters will be as busy as ever.   The Billy Graham Museum will still have a full parking lot.  Even the notorious Charlotte Strip Club industry will still be laundering $$$ for the drug cartels or whatever strip clubs do.Strip Club

    MAYBE…. The strippers will miss out on a few VIP parties as, apparently, millionaire rappers like to “make it rain” tossing handfuls of “Benjamins” in the air. I am not an expert on the income streams of strip clubs and escort services. Is Charlotte really THAT dependent on that niche economy? I bet Patrick Cannon could tell us. What is visiting day at Patrick’s Club Fed?

    OK…. The RitzCarlton won’t get to institute their notorious “special drink prices for black folks” made famous during the CIAA…. another Economic Impact Scam that Charlotte voters fell for.

    But AgentPierce…. what about the “little people” that operate concessions at The Arena.  They will miss a night’s work.  ???  I’ll ask David Chadwick and that guy – Steve – with the other MegaChurch to add those “little people who sell popcorn” to their benevolence list next Sunday.  Next question.

    As an insider of the Economic Impact Scam Game let me let you in on a little secret. 96% of Economic Impact is pure B***S***.  Specifically designed to scare voters to vote for totally unnecessary bond issues to build stadiums / arenas for needy (?) billionaires. When “tourism officials” come up with Economic Impact figures they follow Two Cardinal Rules:

    …. (1) Make it – the “Impact” – A HELLUVA LOT (of money) but NOT so much that even the ever-so-gullible public will know you are BSing them. Leave enough leeway that you can simply add a few more zeroes if the first incredibly inflated “impact figure” doesn’t scare the bejebbers out of’em.

    …. (2) Tell “them” (gullible public) that all that “new money” from The Whatever will go to “cure cancer” ….. save The Children ….. save the environment …. fund more abortions ….. or, if all else fails…. Reduce Rush Hour Traffic. That last one usually gets to everyone.

    ALL that #2 stuff is pure BS of course but by the time everyone realizes that, The Whatever is long past (except for the very expensive “clean-up” no one budgeted for) and the same scam artists are pitching the next Big Thing.

    When Very Strange Adam Silver drops the hammer on Charlotte’s Big Game…. expect The Charlotte Observer to immediately predict all sorts of plagues and catastrophes to begin “any day now” as a direct result of NO ALL-STAR GAME.

    Maybe that virus down in Rio…. maybe “killer bees” …. maybe George Shinn will date your daughter?…. All because the “hated” NCGA would not repeal HB2.

    Save this column for the usual “AgentPierce Said So” plaudits, which is about the best we can expect with this latest steaming pile o’ crap.

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    If you came here from BobLee’s column re: DEVASTATION …. then you need to go back there.  Click LINK and you will

    Agent Pierce
    • JB Reply
      3 years ago

      I have yet to find anyone in the No HB2 world that has read the bill. The supporters that I have met seem to divine the word and spirit of the law based on what somebody else as says. The somebody else always happens to hold same world view. I suspect few if any of the like minded shills on the national stage have read it. Hard for me to envision Bruce Springsteen taking the time to read the text and come up with a well reasoned opinion based on the facts. Doubtful that most of those folks know what the meaning of the initials HB.
      Such is the liberal mind. Facts be damned, just find a person to vilify and crank up the volume.

    • JDanWuff Reply
      3 years ago

      Adam Silver looks like he was a drawing made from leftover parts of a police suspect drawing kit. Dook attracts that sort, based on this guy and the Son of Satan.
      Jenny got the fire storm she was looking to make. I just think she underestimated the Legislature’s response and thought they would back down. Maybe she should try be mayor in Qualla Boundary and get a little gambling experience.
      As for free Vote for Kay Hagan stickers, I feel like I did with the Tillis-Burr fops playing conservative as elections come ever closer.

      • JDanWuff Reply
        3 years ago

        Try being mayor……..

        • Agent Pierce Reply
          3 years ago

          I wouldn’t vote for me. Doubt I could expect any one else to. 🙂 … I don’t do group process very well.

      • Agent Pierce Reply
        3 years ago

        Adam Silver = A Mr Potato Head assembled in the dark ?? My Charlotte contacts who “know Mayor Jenny” – even several on her side – all agree “she ain’t all that smart”. I think she stumbled into this mess and proceeded to make the worst of it.

        • Smoky Bissell Reply
          3 years ago

          Mayor Jim got set up and played by taking the rainbow donations. Never has someone been so wrong about the reaction by Govco. Also he looks utterly stupid wearing a dress. HB2 was designed to keep folks like Mayor Jim out of the men’s room.

          • Agent Pierce Reply
            3 years ago

            Jennifer does have a less than feminine look to her but I’m not that familiar with her as I am not being a Meck-resident.

    • Ted.in.Pineville Reply
      3 years ago

      AP: Jenny & Her Cronies are officially NOT AgentPierce fans. 🙂

      • Agent Pierce Reply
        3 years ago

        I have never been popular with “cronies” in general. Kinda like BobLee and his board monkeys.

    • Radio_Smuggles Reply
      3 years ago

      Albany just cancelled its MBB game with Duke because of HB2. Does this also mean Duke’s New York & New Jersey students will transfer? Will there be enough students left if that happens?

      • Agent Pierce Reply
        3 years ago

        Not to mention the Vermont contingent.

    • R Hunter Reply
      3 years ago

      When the NBA starts building their own arenas they can have whatever bathroom policies they want. Charlotte will be a safer place with HB2 and without the all star game.

      • Agent Pierce Reply
        3 years ago

        I think so too. Mayor Jennifer Roberts and her seven cronies might disagree… and THEY THINK they know best.

    • Smoky Bissell Reply
      3 years ago

      A few majors points to note: 1) Las Vegas, the bastion of sin, has vowed to never allow the NBA All Star game and it’s followers back into town after the destruction caused the last time this tornado came thru town. Shootings, riots, and disruption of normal activities were the main problems.
      2) A civll lawsuit is already being prepared against the NBA for forcing the city to spend $40 million on upgrades in lighting, etc to the “new” arena, that was fine enough for the DNC to hold there pow-wow, but not good enough for the NBA to hold its showcase game.
      3) Adam Silver may be the limpest wrist to come out of Durham, and this includes the great Dukies, Christian Laettner and Brian Davis. Dude is weaker than Mayor Jim/Jen Roberts at Lil-fest. Are there any straight Duke grads these days?
      4) One of the only misfortunates of the AllStar game not coming to Charlotte, is Ned Curran won’t be able to infect out-of staters with his Charlie Sheen type diseases.

      • Agent Pierce Reply
        3 years ago

        SO the CXL is a WIN-WIN for what “good decent folks” who still live in Charlotte. Thats a Good Thing!

        • Smoky Bissell Reply
          3 years ago

          Ned’s claim to fame is he could suck a golf ball thru a garden hose, or the chrome off a trailer hitch….whatever floats his boat.

    • Radio_Smuggles Reply
      3 years ago

      Maybe BLMf’ers will cancel all planned protests in Charlotte because of HB2. The economic impact will be staggering.

      • Agent Pierce Reply
        3 years ago

        Charlotte is still cleaning up garbage mess left over from the Democ Conv four years ago.

    • TC.Cary Reply
      3 years ago

      “Crazy old Jim Goodmon standing out front of WRAL throwing rocks at cars….” …. No more calls please. We have a Winner. THAT hits so many great hot buttons. If there was a billboard on Western Blvd I would buy it and put that up there…. with a picture of “Crazy old Jim”.

      • Agent Pierce Reply
        3 years ago

        What is the point in having your own website if you don’t make fun of Crazy Old Jim – a/k/a The Triangle’s #1 Limo Liberal …. Raleigh’s George Soros.

      • ShadeFinder Reply
        3 years ago

        WRAL – We Really Are Liberal

        • Agent Pierce Reply
          3 years ago

          You are being too kind. Jim Goodmon is “one cat on his lap” short of being a for-real Bond Villain. The crazy old coot is obsessed.

    • robedixon Reply
      3 years ago

      A certain beach home rental agency down at da beach, this one being on Bogue Banks, made all kinds of comments this spring to anyone who would listen about how the HB2 bill was going to hurt vacation rentals this year. Several local newspaperars picked up on it, and even the dying rag down on McDowell Street made mention of it. She took out time to tell her concerns to an eager to broadcast it WRAL reporter. This agency being maybe the oldest and one of the two biggest on the island drew attention and concerns from those who thought she might know her stuff from others dependent on the beach tourism season. Well beach season is in full swing and I being a regular resident there and knowing lots of business owners asked them how business was going during my last stay there. Every single one told me they were having the best season ever, most rentals full with a waiting list, restaurants with lots of hungry tourists, and beach trinket sales strong. Have not heard Ms. Rental Agency say anything lately and certainly nothing to that eager WRAL reporter, but I have wondered if she was dumb enough to actually want to hurt her own business with her we are going to suffer big comments. I suppose since her family is quite wealthy her politics came before her business.

      • Agent Pierce Reply
        3 years ago

        Uh Oh. We have used a certain major rental agency on Atlantic Beach for a number of years. Since I “like them” I will conveniently not inquire further. We booked a long weekend in early September last month at the same price as recent years so obviously no Fire Sales going on. We ask for the same condo unit each year. I’ll spray paint this website’s URL across the front of the refrigerator this time and see what happens. 🙂

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