“Trump goes to war with NFL, NBA” read the headline on the
front page of the Minneapolis StarTribune. There you have it, precisely worded
and completely free of bias.
believe the president has flown B1 bombers over the league’s offices yet, or even
opened up with small arms fire, but, hey, the mainstream media simply reports
the truth, fair and balanced, right?
fired the first shot? Well, the banner headline was above an article written by
Adam Kilgore and Abby Phillip of the Washington Post. The first sentence of
that article states: “President Donald Trump has turned professional sports
into a political battleground, directing full-throated ire toward black
athletes who have spoken out against him and prompting a sharp rebuttal from
the NFL and prominent sports figures.” This statement is simply false, wrong on
two levels. Fake news.
First, President Trump
turn professional sports into a political battleground, a
relative few professional athletes did, by refusing to stand for the national
anthem. Period. Irrefutable. This has been occurring for going on two years
now. Trump was just responding to their
actions. Secondly, he did not direct his ire specifically at “black athletes.”
Period. Irrefutable. He directed his ire at those athletes refusing to stand
for the anthem, whether they be black, white, yellow, red, brown…or fuchsia
with green hair and a rod sticking out of their ass.
be clear: this may have been a dumb (although minor) mistake on the part of the
president, an “unforced error” as it were. I don’t know that he should have
weighed in on the matter, and have never been a big fan of some of his tweets.
listen to Roger Goodell’s response to the president’s remarks: “Divisive
comments like these demonstrate an unfortunate lack of respect for the NFL, our
great game and all of our players, and a failure to understand the overwhelming
force for good our clubs and players represent in our communities.” Yes, especially when they aren’t incarcerated.
How incredibly arrogant on the part of the NFL commissioner. To paraphrase
Winston Churchill: there, but for the grace of God…goes God. This pompous ass
thinks his league is “pulling the country together.” In reality, he- and the
league- need to pull their act together.
completely reverse Goodell’s sentiments, and craft a logical, well-prioritized
statement addressing the issue:
actions like that of these players
refusing to stand for our national anthem demonstrate an unfortunate lack of
respect for the flag, our great nation
and all of those who have served her, and a failure to understand the
overwhelming force for good they represent in our country and around the world,
as evidenced by American military cemeteries in France, England, Italy, Belgium,
the Netherlands and Tunisia, to name a few.”
Goodell: the average NFL fan makes 40, 50, 60 grand a year. Do you really think
he or she wants to watch players with 40, 50, 60 million
dollar contracts whine and protest about the injustice in
this land? Does this make sense to you, pinhead?
players have a right to protest? Maybe so, but then, obviously, others have the
right to counter-protest without being labeled “divisive.” Trump himself never
said they “didn’t have the right” to protest. In fact, no one’s contesting
that, which is one reason why it’s so pointless and destructive. He simply said
that he wishes some owner would fire one or more of those protesting. Yet, I’ve
heard some ask, “What other workers in what other jobs can have their rights
taken away?” Well, let’s see. Can you drink alcohol and smoke cigarettes on the
job in your workplace? No? Why not, they are both legal products? Can you show
up whenever you want to? The left has an endless supply of infantile
of the reason for these protests? In point of fact, almost all blacks murdered
are killed by other blacks. But no one seems to care about this truism, least
of all other blacks. Yet, the infinitesimally small percentage of blacks shot
by police officers- in the line of duty- is cause for protests, righteous
outrage, and violence.
Kaepernick wore socks with policemen depicted as pigs, during
an NFL game last year. Leftists can wear apparel with
appeals for violence, can openly sell shirts stating: “All White People Are
Racist,” but kids are expelled from school for sporting a “Make America Great
Again Hat,” and adults are assaulted for the same “offense.” (Thus proving
we’ve come to this: wealthy, pampered, spoiled brats “virtue emoting,” thereby
putting tremendous pressure on their teammates, who may love and/or respect
their country, but also want to stand with their teammates…all of their
teammates. You know, like all-for-one and one-for-all. The military creed.
Leave no one behind. But, no, these misguided morons have to foster division,
tension, chaos. The American motto of E Plurubus Unum…out of many, one…is being
reversed…E Unum Plurubus…out of one, many. Everything
is now viewed through a prism of identity politics. It is the ruination of the
I just saw a new study showing that bi-sexual Polish-Americans born on a
Thursday in October (The BPABTO community) don’t do as well economically as
other groups. This can only be attributed to bias and bigotry. The deck is
stacked against them in this society. They have no chance. I hope and trust
they will protest this clear abuse long and hard.
witnessing the unravelling of the very fabric of the United States. The country
is about to come apart at the seams. There are far too many seams. All of her
principles, all of her tenets, are under attack. Disunion and divisiveness rule
the day. This is all part of the left’s
plan. It is their wet dream. Screw tradition. Eff the traditional family,
traditional marriage, religion, even gender and the understanding of what it
means to be male or female. The left insists there are more “varieties” of
gender than Heinz has…of food products.
just get rid of borders, language and culture and see what happens. This is why
the left has forcibly taken over our culture, wants open borders, and lobbies
against English being recognized as the sole official language of the United
trite anthem protests are spreading to baseball and other sports now, and
trickling down to youth
if the kids could fully comprehend their actions. What could be the long-term harm? So, let’s
screw the anthem. Let’s pass a law forbidding the playing of the xenophobic tune
at all sporting events, at all levels, spelling bees, truck rallies, and
anywhere else it may be proffered. “America the Beautiful” and “God Bless
America,” too. God? How Gauche! Let’s ban the Pledge of Allegiance. Let’s get
rid of “Old Glory” itself. Hell, let’s ban the wearing of red, white and blue
apparel or accessories!
feeling it now? Let’s trash tradition in all its forms! Forget saying “hello,” “how
are you?” “please,” or “goodbye.” Don’t offer to give up your seat to an
elderly or handicapped person. Nor a pregnant woman. And let’s wear no damn
clothes at all.
long been a fan of NFL football. But, like many others, I now am considering “fundamentally
changing” my opinion. The NFL’s Television ratings and attendance have sharply
declined in the past year. The league- and the country- are both in need of a
successful “Hail Mary.”