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According to the Daily Beast the Uproar over new Nike ad campaign featuring Colin Kaepernick is Empty Right Wing hysteria

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Liberal rag The Daily Beast describes the uproar over Colin Kaepernick getting a Nike just do it jig as Empty right wing hysteria. Kaepernick who single highhandedly has turned the National Football league from an organization where you watch FOOTBALL, hot sideline reporters and smoking hot cheerleaders into a social justice cause.

Now Nike has decided to enter the fray and tie  the failed quarterback and social justice with their most iconic slogan. The Beast seems to think Nike knows what they are doing after all large organizations have rather large marketing departments. And we all know these marketing people are geniuses look no further than the developer of New Coke.

The Beast compares Kaepernick to Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods, LeBron James, Charles Barkley, Serena Williams all successfully vetted and used in Nike ad campaigns. But to make the comparison accurate wouldn’t Kaepernick have to actually accomplish something in sports? Have we really reached the point that being a social justice warrior makes you an iconic sports figure in the likes of Michael Jordan?

The Beast writer describes Kaepernick’s initial act of taking a knee during the National anthem to protest police brutality towards black people. This drove some people crazy, presumably because they have never been exposed to the idea that a silent, non-disruptive protest against an institution you think is committing grave injustices might be kind of a good idea if you were trying to shed light on those injustices.

Kneeling according to Kaepernick did start as a protest against police brutality against black people. Then another social justice warrior Michael Bennett of the Seahawks got arrested for resisting arrest in Las Vegas and it expanded to a social justice mission.

In a 2017 campaign speech President Trump entered the fray and said “Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, ‘Get that son of a bitch off the field right now. Out! He’s fired. He’s fired!’” and the police brutality/social justice cause became a we hate Trump and he can’t tell us what to do cause. 

It remains to be seen if the Nike campaign will be successful. Already there are videos on youtube of people burning their Nike apparel. It it all a bunch or right wing hysteria or has Nike developed an ad campaign equal to New Coke?

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Johnny Manziel getting NFL tryout for comeback triggering Social Justice warriors wanting Kaepernick signed

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Johnny Manziel is continuing his comeback bid throwing for 13 NFL teams at the University of San Diego pro day. Manziel’s career was derailed in the NFL after excessive partying and what Manziel describes as self medicating with alcohol. The former Heisman trophy winner has turned his life around and recently married.

Manziel has been signed by the CFL’s Hamilton Tiger-Cats, and he’s made it clear he wants to play in the NFL again. It remains to be seen if a team will take a chance on Johnny Manziel. He is only 25 and if he has truly turned his life around he may be worth the gamble.

“I think I’ve changed drastically. I’ve obviously had to hit a series of lows to get to a point where I feel comfortable in my own skin, in my own life and with where I’m at. A lot has changed personally in what I’ve learned about myself and what I’ve learned about life through the highs and the lows,” Manziel said. “So I don’t necessarily think I’d be where I am today without going through some of the harder stuff, but I feel like I’m a better person because of it even if it derailed what I wanted to do for a while.”

 

Manziel getting a look has triggered the social justice warriors in favor of Colin Kaepernick being signed. But there are differences. Johnny Manziel is 25 and if he has turned his life around should be in the prime of his career. Colin Kaepernick is 30 and there is the small fact that he sucks. Throw in the fact that Kaepernick has a collusion suit against the league that he wants to sign him and there really is no comparison.

If Johnny football has turned his life around he deserves a second chance. Colin Kaepernick has had his chance and he decided to make a political statement rather than focus on his NFL career. Actions have consequences and Kaepernick has to live with that.

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Tony Gonzalez says Kaepernick “done” in NFL

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Hall of Fame Kansas City Chiefs tight end Tony Gonzalez says Colin Kaepernick is done in the NFL. Kaepernick is done because he is not good enough for the headache. There are plenty of players that are a distraction in the NFL. The league is full of people like Michael Bennett who made false claims about police brutality when running from the police in Las Vegas.

Then there is Ezekiel Elliott the Dallas Cowboys running back who has alleged charges of domestic abuse hanging over his head. Both of these players have a job and their coaches and owners will stand behind them no matter what, because they are good.

Tony Gonzalez says Kaepernick is done. He had a chance earlier in the year when the Baltimore Ravens were very close to signing him but then his idiot girlfriend did not think it was enough for Kap to ruin his career. She had to chime in on twitter.

“He’s done,” the 14-time Pro Bowler said, per a Monday TMZ Sports story. “I don’t think he’ll ever get a chance. Never again.”

The TMZ report noted Gonzalez also said Kaepernick is not “good enough for the headache.”

In terms of football ability, Kaepernick has the resume of someone who should be on an NFL roster. He is just 30 years old, led the San Francisco 49ers to a Super Bowl appearance in his prime and tallied 16 touchdown passes to just four interceptions last year.

Actions have consequences and Kaepernick chose to be a distraction at exactly the same time that his skills diminished. The NFL is no different from any other job. If you become a distraction on the job you will quickly find yourself without that job.

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Michael Bennett says Kaepernick must be hired before more talks

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Michael Bennett says Colin Kaepernick must be hired before any new talks on the National Anthem protest. Now I am really confused. I thought the protest were about young innocent blacks being unfairly targeted by police. Perhaps like Bennett was by the Las Vegas Police after he ran from them. The protest this year have morphed into a display about  “equality”. I guess Bennett has really stuck his foot in his mouth now by stating that Colin Kaepernick has to be hired before him and his fellow protesters stop their nonsense.

Michael Bennett says  while speaking with ESPN “I think the first step to even being able to even have a conversation is making sure that Colin Kaepernick gets an opportunity to play in the NFL. “I think before we even negotiate anything about whether we sit, whether we stand [during the national anthem], it should be a negotiation about opening up the doors for Colin Kaepernick and giving him an opportunity again, because I feel like through everything, that’s been lost.”

Bennett also pointed out the discrepancy between players having the chance to speak their minds while the player who initially took a knee during the national anthem to protest racial inequality and police brutality is still sidelined.

“All of us are having an opportunity to be able to speak to our employers, but to think about the guy who started everything not to be able to have a voice at this moment, it just doesn’t seem very right to me,” he continued.

Henderson noted Bennett is one of “many” players who believes the only reason Kaepernick—who has a Super Bowl appearance on his resume and is just 29 years old—isn’t on a roster is the fact he knelt during the national anthem.

A number of players knelt during the anthem this season, especially in Week 3 after President Donald Trump said at a rally for Luther Strange in Alabama owners should “get that son of a bitch off the field right now” if a player didn’t stand.

The president has continued weighing in on the issue, often through his Twitter page. “The NFL has  decided that it will not force players to stand for the playing of our National Anthem. Total disrespect for our great country!” as recently as Wednesday and later  “Too much talk, not enough action. Stand for the National Anthem.”

Bennett’s comments come after NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell met with reporters Wednesday and said “we believe our players should stand for the national anthem,”

What Michael Bennett says really has no relevance whatsoever. The players are absolutely wrong to divide the NFL this way. And the ball-less wonder Roger Goodell has made a complete mess of the situation. It is plain and simple Colin Kaepernick does not have a job because he sucks. He had a job with the Baltimore Ravens until his big mouth girlfriend had to spew her vomit on Twitter. Why is it ok for Tim Tebow to not get a NFL quarterback gig but completely unacceptable for poor Colin Kaepernick to still be sitting home?

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Lebron James wants to promote Equality in NBA, risking his brand to be leagues Colin Kaepernick

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Equality is defined as the state of being equal, especially in status, rights, and opportunities. The NBA season opened Tuesday night with the Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics. With all of the attention that Colin Kaepernick has gotten in the NFL Lebron James the NBA’s biggest star has decided to bring the cause of Social justice and equality to the NBA.

The problem is the NBA commissioner has balls. And the NBA has a rule against foolishness like kneeling during the National Anthem. So the Cleveland Cavaliers linked arms and sported special made Nike shoes with Equality embroidered on the back of the shoe.

James has been open about his goal of bringing the kind of social activism, seen in the National Football League, to the NBA, telling reporters at the Cavaliers’ media day last week that he was working to find a way to incorporate some form of political statement into his play, even if NBA rules don’t allow pre-game protests.

“I will in my voice, I will in my passion, I will in my money, I will in my resources to my youth and my inner city and outside my inner city to let these kids know that there is hope, there is greater walks of life, and not one individual, no matter if it’s the president of the United States … can stop your dreams from becoming a reality,” James said in Sports Illustrated.

Instead of taking a knee as the NFL has done the Cavaliers chose to lock arms. Lebron seems to have a more positive goal in raising awareness. He is contributing to causes through the Lebron James foundation that will help the underprivileged in Cleveland. The foundation has given 41 million to send kids to college. Why would Lebron James risk his brand to be the next Colin Kaepernick?

Equality is what I do not understand. Lebron James according to Forbes will earn $86 million in 2017, including a $31.2 million salary and a whopping $55 million in product endorsements. He has a net worth of $400 million. The Cleveland Cavaliers payroll for 2017 is 137 million dollars. And the team is mostly black. How much more equality does Lebron want?

The Boston Celtics did not participate in any demonstration in the game. But it is clear Lebron James intends to be the Colin Kaepernick of the NBA and promote equality and social justice.

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Activist football player, Jim Brown says Kaepernick has to make a choice

activistJim Brown was both an activist and a great football player. But he doesn’t think Colin Kaepernick can be.

Brown said in a recent interview that he thinks Kaepernick has to make a choice between the two, and Brown seems to think Kaepernick has not chosen wisely.

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Colin has to make up his mind whether he’s truly an activist, or whether he’s a football player,” Brown said. “If you try to be both in a situation, football is commercial, you have owners, you have fans, and you want to honor that if you’re making that kind of money. If you have a cause, I think you should organize it, present it in a manner where it’s not only you standing on one knee, but a lot of people that are going to get behind each other and do something about it. I ask you one question: Who is Colin calling on to follow what he’s talking about? So many of us have always done it, and we’re here to help anyone that wants to do it, but I would advise the young man, if you’re a football player, play football. If you’re going to be a real activist, use your money, use your notoriety.”

Brown also indicated that he thinks it’s reasonable for NFL owners not to want Kaepernick on their teams after his national anthem protest last year.

“If I sign for money, then these people I sign with, they have rules and regulations,” Brown said. “I’m an American. I don’t desecrate my flag and my national anthem. I’m not going to do anything against the flag and the national anthem.”

This has been my point all along. These players make a ton of money to play a game. It is entertainment, we are watching football to see them knock the crap out of each other (even though the pansies in the NFL has stopped most of the hitting on quarterbacks). We are not watching to see a bunch of social protest.

dak prescottOther black players are not protesting but also are choosing to be role models and leaders to their teammates including Dak Prescott. Now I absolutely hate the Cowboys because of the classless way Jerry Jones fired Tom Landry. But they have been a class organization in the middle of the tireless stream of anthem protest. Prescott said he is “not at all” tempted to protest the anthem..

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So how did the blood get on your white suit Ray and where did the suit disappear too?

“I mean, it’s bigger than I think some of us think,” he said. “It’s just important for me to go out there, hand over my heart, represent our country and just be thankful and not take anything I’ve been given and my freedom for granted.”

“I just feel so strongly that the act of recognizing the flag is a salute to our country and all of the people that have sacrificed so that we can have the liberties we have,” Jones said on 105.3 The Fan. “I feel very strongly that everyone should save that moment for the recognition of the flag in a positive way, so I like the way the Cowboys do it.”

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Vontaze Burfict a complete thug, but playing. why because he is a BA

The press has taken on Colin Kaepernick as their liberal lap boy to promote. But the fact remains he is not on a te

am because he sucks. Plain and simple. It has nothing to do with the anthem. Other players Marshawn Lynch, Michael Bennett and a slew of Cleveland Browns knelt in their ridiculous protest in the pre-season. But Marshawn Lynch and Bennett are good. The NFL will put up with a lot of bull crap if you are good. Look at Vontaze Burfitt with the Bengals, what a complete thug. Ray Lewis got away with murder.

The reason Kaepernick is not playing is he sucks, nothing else.

 

 

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Ravens owner says ‘pray for us’ over possibility of signing Colin Kaepernick

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By Jill Martin CNN

(CNN)The Baltimore Ravens are still considering signing controversial quarterback Colin Kaepernick even though team owner Steve Bisciotti has admitted the acquisition would “upset some people.”

Bisciotti made his comments at a fan forum at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore after a supporter had asked whether signing Kaepernick would hurt the team’s “brand.”
In an answer that lasted more than four minutes, Bisciotti said he and team president Dick Cass, General Manager Ozzie Newsome and head coach John Harbaugh had discussed signing the free agent. The 57-year-old said he had also talked with former player Ray Lewis and consulted some current players over the possibility of adding Kaepernick to the playing staff.

“I hope we do what is best for the team and balance that with what is best for our fans,” said Bisciotti, sitting on a stool beside Cass and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, Sunday.

“Your opinions matter to us. We’re very sensitive to it, and we’re monitoring it, and we’re still, as Ozzie says, scrimmaging it, and we’re trying to figure out what’s the right tact. So pray for us.”


‘I know we’re going to upset some people’
Kaepernick, then with the San Francisco 49ers, became a lightning rod last season when he refused to stand during the national anthem, saying he didn’t want to “show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color.”

His sitting, which later turned to kneeling, drew fierce criticism but sparked a national movement. Other athletes, from elementary schools to professional leagues, followed his lead.


On Sunday, Bisciotti said Kaepernick had given assurances, through his intermediaries, that there would be no protests and that he would stand for the anthem if signed by an NFL team this season.
“I know that we’re going to upset some people, and I know that we’re going to make people happy that we stood up for somebody that has the right to do what he did,” Bisciotti said.

“Non-violent protesting is something that we have all embraced. I don’t like the way he did it.

“Personally, I kind of liked it a lot when he went from sitting to kneeling. I don’t know, I’m Catholic — we spend a lot of time kneeling.”


Harbaugh, the Ravens head coach, said Thursday he has been talking to Kaepernick this summer.
“I wouldn’t rule it out at all,” Harbaugh said.

“He’s a really good football player and I believe he’s a really good person.

“It all depends on a lot of things. It depends on Colin. First of all, of what he wants to do. What’s his passion, what’s his priority, what does he want to do, what kind of shape he’s in and if he’s ready to go, and our needs. So we’ll just kind of see where it goes. We’re definitely going to get another arm in here.”

On Friday, Ravens starting quarterback Joe Flacco said he was open to the idea of teaming up with Kaepernick, although he joked he didn’t want to lose his starting job to him.

“I would like to see Colin get back in (the NFL) and at some point maybe get another shot (to be a starter),” he said.

“I wouldn’t like that to be here. I do not want him to get another shot (to be a starter) here, but yes, he can come here and have some fun. I think it would be a good spot for him.”

 

Colin Kaepernick compared to Tim Tebow

kapernick story.pngHall of fame quarterback Joe Montana was asked Tuesday whether he thought former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick would land on an NFL roster by the time the 2017 season starts. In giving his answer, Montana brought up another former NFL quarterback, Tim Tebow.  Translation: Kaepernick’s NFL future might not be too bright, as far as Montana is concerned.

“I’m not sure. I think there’s an injury somewhere he probably gets in,” the 49ers legend told the Sporting News of Kaepernick “In most cases, you look at Tim Tebow — a great guy and everybody was talking about him. But what it comes down to is 40% completion or even in the low 50s — you can’t win in the league with that. You won’t be in the league very long. It comes down to his play as much as anything.” 

Colin KaepernickTebow was 8-6 as a starting quarterback in the NFL but completed only 47.9% of his passes. He hasn’t played in the NFL since 2012. Kaepernick is 28-30 and has completed 59.8% of his passes — not a great completion percentage, but significantly higher than Tebow’s. Still, Kaepernick hasn’t been able to land a job since opting out of his contract with the 49ers in March. One thing Kaepernick and Tebow have in common is that they’ve both been labeled with the D-word: “distraction.”

The highly religious Tebow created a media and fan frenzy everywhere he went. Kaepernick caused a stir last season by refusing to stand for the national anthem before games as a social protest. Montana acknowledged that Kaepernick’s role as an activist might not be doing him any favors during his job search. “One of the things you don’t look for is distractions in the locker room,” Montana said.

“You can go back to [former 49ers coach] Bill Walsh, and as soon as there were guys that weren’t fitting in what he was looking for, it didn’t matter how good you were. You weren’t on the team for very long. You have to have people who want the same thing, fighting for the same thing and willing to put in the time.”

I know Kaepernicks politics have something to do with him not having a job yet. But there are plenty of qb needy teams out there. The fact that the Jets haven’t signed him speaks volumes.

Could it be so simple as Kapernick sucks?

History of National anthem before sporting events

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I read recently where the Green Bay Packers have been stressing the importance of the history of the National anthem to his players for 10 years. That is way before Colin Kaepernick became a major pain in the butt to the NFL. Long before Malcolm Jenkins was joined by Howie Longs son Chris raising his fist as a symbol of black power. And before Marshawn Lynch sat on the bench during the anthem, just being Marshawn

For those of you who do not know the history of the National anthem I thought I would share it with you. The first thing to remember is that it’s a battle song.

The most memorable lines involve rockets and bombs, and the lesser-known verses conjure “the havoc of war” and “the gloom of the grave.”

The second thing to remember? It’s a taunt, a lyrical grenade chucked at a defeated opponent. “See that flag still flying, the one you tried to capture?” it famously asks the British. We are familiar with taunting our enemies. The most recent taunt came when Kim Jong midget started yapping about his nukes and bombing Guam. Next thing you know B1B bombers are heading to Guam and the class punk shut his mouth.

That’s why, in a country that loudly lauds actions on the battlefield and the playing field, “The Star-Spangled Banner” and American athletics have a nearly indissoluble marriage. Hatched during one war, institutionalized during another, this song has become so entrenched in our sports identity that it’s almost impossible to think of one without the other.

Our nation honors war. Our nation loves sports. Our nation glorifies winning. Our national anthem strikes all three chords at the same time. We honor our warriors. That is why the destruction of confederate monuments and statues is so offensive to many.

Those chords were ringing loudly on Sept. 17, 2001, the day Major League Baseball resumed following 9/11. The country was in morning, and sports was a way of healing our wounds. No one was offended by the National anthem being played on that day or by walking by confederate statues on the way to games. People wore “I Love New York” buttons and FDNY hats all over the country. We were united by our grief. .”

National anthem Of course, in American sports, the flag — and the anthem — is always there. At the biggest events, pregame festivities surrounding the song provide as much spectacle as the games themselves. The anthem is a show, and a show of force. Every year, the Pentagon approves several hundred requests for military flyovers (even if that means five F-18s buzzing the closed roof of Cowboys Stadium, as was the case at this year’s Super Bowl). At lesser events, even at the high school level, a color guard is often on hand with the flag as the anthem is played. A game without the anthem is likely one that doesn’t matter much.

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The wartime roots of the National anthem are unmistakable. Key wrote it to bear witness to a bloody battle during the War of 1812. But its origins as a game-day ritual are murkier. It’s not as if every other country in the world plays its anthem before every game. So what is the history of the National anthem in US sports?

THAT STORY BEGINS, as so many tales in modern American sports do, with Babe Ruth. History records various games in which “The Star-Spangled Banner” was played dating from the mid-1800s, but Ruth’s last postseason appearances for the Boston Red Sox coincided with the song’s first unbreakable bond with the sports world, in 1918. Game 1 of that year’s World Series was notable for many reasons. The Red Sox and Cubs were both champs then. World War I blackened everything, including the national pastime. And on Sept 4, the day before the first game a bomb ripped through the Chicago Federal Building killing four people and injuring 30.

history of national anthem in sportsThe Red Sox beat the Cubs in the 1918 World Series — and wouldn’t win another title for 86 years. The “Star-Spangled Banner” would have a better run.

 

With one exception: the seventh-inning stretch. As was common during sporting events, a military band was on hand to play, and while the fans were on their feet, the musicians fired up “The Star-Spangled Banner.” They weren’t the only active-duty servicemen on the field, though. Red Sox third baseman Fred Thomas was playing the Series while on furlough from the Navy, where he’d been learning seamanship at the Great Lakes Naval Training Station in Chicago…

Upon hearing the opening notes of Key’s song from the military band, Thomas immediately faced the flag and snapped to attention with a military salute. The other players on the field followed suit, in “civilian” fashion, meaning they stood and put their right hands over their hearts. The crowd, already standing, showed its first real signs of life all day, joining in a spontaneous sing-along, haltingly at first, then finishing with flair.

The Cubs front office realized it had witnessed something unique. For the next two games, it had the band play “The Star-Spangled Banner” during the seventh-inning stretch, to similarly enthusiastic crowds. By Game 3, a bigger crowd of 27,000 was in attendance. Not to be outdone, the Red Sox ratcheted up the pageantry when the Series relocated to Boston for the next three games. At Fenway Park, “The Star-Spangled Banner” moved from the seventh-inning stretch to the pregame festivities, and the team coupled the playing of the song with the introduction of wounded soldiers who had received free tickets.

Like the Chicago fans, the normally reserved Boston crowd erupted for the pregame anthem and the hobbled heroes. As the Tribune wrote of the wounded soldiers at Game 6, “[T]heir entrance on crutches supported by their comrades evoked louder cheers than anything the athletes did on the diamond.”

The red sox ended up winning the Series in six games, their third championship in four years and their last for the next 86…

Still, the Series’ most enduring legacy belongs to a song. Other major league teams noticed the popular reaction to “The Star-Spangled Banner” in 1918, and over the next decade it became standard for World Series and holiday games. In subsequent years, through subsequent wars, it grew into the daily institution we know today.

Congress didn’t officially adopt the “The Star-Spangled Banner” until 1931 — and by that time it was already a baseball tradition steeped in wartime patriotism. Thanks to a brass band, some fickle fans and a player who snapped to attention on a somber day in September, the old battle ballad was the national pastime’s anthem more than a decade before it was the nation’s.

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Colin Kaepernick,  Marshawn Lynch, Malcolm Jenkins and whoever cares to join them in their ridiculous protest this year. Remember the history of the national anthem when you are on your knee or raising your fist. The National anthem has been throughout history in sports a healing, uniting song that brings Americans together. What you are doing is tearing us apart.

 

 

Laura Ingraham calls out LeBron James for his Roger Goodell impersonation

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Laura Ingraham dared to attack the over-paid and black privileged LeBron James. James is apparently bored with running down a basketball court and dunking a basketball for  31 million dollars per year.

James in past has called President Trump a bum among other insults. But the recent episode of Uninterrupted LeBron decided he could speak for the President and said “Trump doesn’t give a fuck about the people.”

Laura Ingraham called James’ take “R-rated” and “barely intelligible,” going so far as insulting him for leaving high school a year early to enter the NBA.

“I’m numb to this commentary like… Must they run their mouths like that?”, Ingraham said.

She went on:

Unfortunately, a lot of kids and some adults take these ignorant comments seriously. Look, there might be a cautionary lesson in LeBron for kids. This is what happens when you attempt to leave high school a year early to join the NBA. And it’s always unwise to seek political advice from someone who gets paid $100 million a year to bounce a ball. Oh, and LeBron and Kevin? You’re great players, but no one voted for you. Millions elected Trump to be their coach. So, keep the political commentary to yourself. Or as someone once said, ‘shut up and dribble.’

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Dwayne Wade is one of many who have come to LeBron’s defense, Wade tweeted.

 

“They use to try and hide.. now the president has given everyone the courage to live their truths,” Wade tweeted.

Laura Ingraham has a point. LeBron has gone on an equality rampage this year. His net worth is 400 million who does he feel he is not equal to? Maybe LeBron is jealous of  Roger Goodell who has done his best to ruin the NFL with his social justice. LeBron James dribbles the basketball and dunks very well for 31 million dollars per year. Sure he is free to express his opinions on the President. Since he is looked up to by so many hero worshiping fans perhaps he could not make his insults so ghetto in the future.

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Michael Bennett’s claims of “police brutality” turn out to be false, he ran from cops

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Michael Bennett protesting “police brutality”

Michael Bennett of the Seattle Seahawks on Saturday claimed police brutality, that he had a gun pointed to his head and an officer in Las Vegas said if he moved he would blow his f-ing head off. This is the same Michael Bennett who has participated in the ridiculous NFL protest during the National anthem. Related story NFL a mess, Browns have mass protest, EMS, paramedics and firefighters refuse to hold flag during games

I have said before in tweets and other post that the only reason Bennett and other players get away with their foolishness is that they actually have talent. Colin Kaepernick is still out of work because he has delusions that he is still a starter and last year he sucked miserably, but I digress

Below is the letter released Saturday on Bennett’s twitter account.

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Today it is being reported that Bennett was not targeted because he is a black man and his life was not threatened while he was doing absolutely nothing wrong. He was in fact running from the police. The elephant in the room is police are not all racist no more than all professional football players are liars.

TMZ sports is reporting today that….when cops responded to the club for a possible shooting, they ordered everyone to get down and not move so they could properly search and investigate.

We’re told Bennett did not stay put-instead, he ran-and a cop outside the club stopped him and ordered him to the ground at gunpoint.

Our sources say Bennett was detained until cops could determine he was not involved in any possible criminal activity…and he was released.

Activist of football player, Jim Brown says Kaepernick has to make a choice

While I do not doubt that police brutality exist I maintain that “if you run from the cops they deserve a piece of your ass”. The cops told Bennett to stop and he did not, he ran. This resulted in the cop chasing him and drawing his weapon, he was not targeted for racism.

Michael Bennett, and half of the Cleveland Browns team, and Kaepernick if the Jets quarterbacks suck enough and he finally gets signed can continue their protest. They have the right to be foolish as well as the right to remain silent. But the fact remains most police officers in this country are trying to “serve and protect”. They are low paid public servants doing a very dangerous job and they deserve our respect.

49ers looking for new quarterback for this year after Garoppolo injury, guess who it will not be?

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The San Francisco 49 ers had the nightmare every NFL team and fan fears happen Sunday. Their starting quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo went down with probably a season ending knee injury.

The 49 ers traded Garoppolo from the New England Patriots last year and Garoppolo led them to 7 straight wins resurrecting the once proud franchise. With Garoppolo down the social justice warriors began the drumbeat for Nike’s new spokesman Colin Kaepernick.

Kaepernick has not played for almost 2 years mostly because he sucks. But the social justice warriors would say it is because of his stance on protesting during the National Anthem.

Coach Kyle Shanahan said the 49 ers have had no internal discussions about the team’s former starting quarterback after discussing him last year as they searched for a solution to the position.

“I made that decision [to not pursue Kaepernick] because of the style of offense we wanted to go with,” Shanahan said, via Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area. “That’s kind of what I said last year. It’s the same situation now. I always look into what style of offense I want to do, what style of offense we’ve been doing for the last two years.

“When you start to get to these quarterbacks we’re talking about, C.J.’s our guy and we have Nick Mullens backing him up. When you get into a third or fourth guy, whoever that is, you’d like to bring in guys who you felt you didn’t have to change much of your offense for.”

The 49 ers will promote Nick Mullens from the practice squad to backup up C.J. Beathard. They will workout Tom Savage, Kellen Clemens, T.J. Yates and possibly Matt Moore.

Shanahan said the 49 ers asked Moore, but it was unclear whether he would participate.

Sooner or later the social justice warriors will give up on a team signing Kaepernick. There are new quarterbacks coming out every year and unless Jim Harbaugh leaves Michigan and can coach Kap again he will still suck. From the looks of it the 49ers do not have very good options. But at least they will have a sucky quarterback that doesn’t make an ass of himself.

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17 years later where did all of the patriotism and unity go after 9-11?

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The date 9-11, 2001 will always be ingrained in my mind. A horrible day for America. I was at work selling duck for a northern Indiana company. Saw the first reports on the news. American Airlines Flight 11 crashes into the North tower of the World Trade Center. Everybody was wondering if this were an accident. Did they lose an engine and then not have control of the plane.

Then 17 minutes later United flight 175 crashes into the South tower and all doubts of an accident were erased. Thirty four minutes later American Airlines flight 77 crashes into the Pentagon. When United flight 93 crashed in a field in Southeast PA everyone instinctively knew our lives had changed forever.

In the days after 9-11 Americans united. for a brief few months it didn’t matter if you were Republican or Democrat (no Socialist would admit it back then). It didn’t matter if you were straight or gay, white or black. We were all Americans and National pride filled all our hearts. The only enemy was the terrorist that killed almost 3,000 of our fellow Americans,. The dead included mothers, fathers, sons, daughters, firefighters, paramedics, police, bankers, secretaries but all Americans.

Of course politicians got back to normal backbiting in days. With the Democrats questioning President Bush handling. Continuing to read a book to children when first told of the attack.

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For the months after 9-11 Americans united and patriotism was at an all time high. Flags flew on Americans houses. The division of Democrat and Republican was erased. We had a common enemy. alQaeda and there leader Osama bin Laden. There was nobody disrespecting the flag of the United States of America. Political arguments were more civil at least for a few months.

Since 9-11 where has the national unity gone? Police and firefighters were held in high regard after 9-11. The military certainly was held in high regard. Then in 2008 came the countries first black President Barack Hussein Obama. With the assistance of the liberal press police were denigrated. It started with the shooting of a young black man Michael Brown in Ferguson MO. He was shot by white police officers. It is debatable weather he is a young saint as the left would describe or a high on drugs thug in the wrong place at wrong time as others have said.

The narrative began and Barack Hussein Obama fanned the flames that white cops were going out trying to shoot black men. Black lives matter essentially a terrorist group was formed and Colin Kaepernick went from a quarterback one game away from the Super Bowl to a 70’s afro thug on new Nike commercial. The NFL has been in a 3 year debate about a handful of players that will not stand for the National Anthem protesting social justice causes.

The Congress is so divided the Congressional Black Caucus could not even celebrate record low black unemployment at February’s State of the Union address. Trump derangement syndrome is at an all time high. Maxine Waters is on a crusade that keeps her up at night to get rid of Trump. A Hollywood star has even called for President Trump’s assassination.

It is not unusual for people to unite after a horrific event such as 9-11 and then go back to normal living. But more civility. More unity. More love. More National Pride would sure be nice right now.

It really is an indication of the derangement of those on the left. For 8 years under Barack Hussein Obama myself and millions of other conservative Americans did not burn stuff in the street. Call for the assassination of President Obama. We did not call his daughters cunts or his wife a whore. The left are like a bunch of celebration trophy generation millinneals. They simply cannot accept losing.

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Liberals have succeeded in ruining comedy, Kevin Hart and friends make another awards show unwatchable

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Liberals have succeeded in ruining comedy and made another awards show unwatchable because of their crudeness and Trump derangement syndrome. Liberals have made awards shows unwatchable except by other deranged liberals. Comedian Kevin Hart added to the misery of watching awards shows at the MTV VMA’s Sunday night.

Hart and Tiffany Haddish were the first presenters and started the show off with a bang bashing Trump over his NFL kneeling stance.

[In] this game you’re allowed to kneel,” Hart said while presenting with fellow comedian Tiffany Haddish.

He continued: “You can do whatever you want, there’s no old white men to stop you.”

Kevin Hart,  also said the award show was like “a typical day at the White House.”

“Beefs pop off, bad language, people run to the bathroom and send out crazy tweets,” Hart said. “It’s basically like a typical day at the White House. In your face Trump, suck it.”

Hart is not the first comedian or actor to trash the President or country. Just a couple of months ago actor Robert De Niro made an already unwatchable event the Tony awards even worse with his brand of Trump derangement syndrome.

“I’m gonna say one thing – F**k Trump,” proclaimed the actor on stage at the Tony Awards in New York, to an astonished yet delighted audience at the Radio City Music Hall.

“It’s no longer ‘down with Trump’. It’s ‘f**k Trump’,” declared De Niro, and received a standing ovation.

The Oscars in March had the lowest ratings in history. Down 20% from last years horrible ratings. Host Jimmy Kimmel who has abandoned comedy on his own late night show turned the Oscars into a Trump hate fest prompting Trump to Tweet the below the following morning.

“Lowest rated Oscars in HISTORY,” Trump tweeted Tuesday morning. “Problem is, we don’t have Stars anymore – except your President (just kidding, of course)!”

Liberals prove over and over again that they can ruin anything they touch. The NFL was a complete success for decades. What can be wrong with football, cheerleaders, hot sideline reporters and beer? Then the liberals and social justice warriors began with one horrible quarterback Colin Kaepernick. And a couple of years later full to capacity stadiums are half full at times.

Liberals have even screwed up the Ms. America contest. How can you screw up hot girls in swimsuits and evening gowns? Take away the swimsuits and evening gowns. Now it is simply a personality contest and who can spew the most liberal crap. Kevin Hart is not the first celebrity to ruin a show and he will no doubt not be the last.

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Hillary Clinton backs kid that wouldn’t stand for the Pledge of Allegiance, “Keep up the good work”

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Thanks Hillary Clinton and thanks for the example Colin Kaepernick and the rest of the over paid Social Justice warriors of the NFL. Now we have 11 year old little brats that will not stand for the Pledge of Allegiance. And Mrs. “What Happened” herself cannot keep herself out of liberal news. Hillary the pant suit queen tweet to the little girl “keep up the good work.”

Hillary tweeted in response to the little 11 year old social justice warrior. “It takes courage to exercise your right to protest injustice, especially when you’re 11! Keep up the good work Mariana.

Way to go Hillary You are supporting another generation that will grow up to be like your daughter Chelsea who this weekend celebrated the boon that Roe v. Wade has been on the U.S. economy adding trillions to the workforce with women free from the children they had murdered so they could work.

The Washington post reported in May that Taylor, a student at Catonsville Middle School, is a “sixth-grader with strong beliefs about racial injustice, sexism, gay rights and President Trump’s proposed wall at the Mexico border.”

According to the Post, Taylor says she was reprimanded by her teacher, leading to the involvement of her parents as well as the American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland. However, her school has said she wasn’t punished for her actions.

“We know of no [Baltimore County Public Schools] student who has been reprimanded or punished for nonparticipation in patriotic observances,” the school said in a statement. “We fully support students’ rights and encourage student voice as articulated in board policy.”

It isn’t enough that teachers have to deal with little brats without being able to discipline them. Now they have become social justice warriors thanks to the example of Colin Kaepernick and the blessing of the pantsuit queen Hillary Clinton.

Last year during the NFL debacle where players wouldn’t stand for the anthem and President Trump called them out on it Clinton also chimed in with support.

“Actually, kneeling is a reverent position,” she claimed at the time. “It was to demonstrate in a peaceful way against racism and injustice in our criminal system.”

Good luck teachers when there are failed politicians telling your students “good work’ for disobeying.

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5 Reasons why Parkland school shooting happened that do not blame guns

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On Wednesday afternoon the lives of 17 families in Parkland Florida changed and will never be the same again. Nikolas Cruz took a Uber to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and opened fire with an ending the lives of 17 students  and teachers. A football coach was killed as a hero shielding students leaving behind a wife and children of his own. Yesterday I did not post anything as I was numb for these families. I have two kids still in High School and this could happen anywhere.

Liberals and liberal news is very quick to call for gun control as they did after the Las Vegas shootings. I think the issue is not a gun issue but a people issue. Every day in cities with some of the toughest gun control laws in the country people are murdered with guns. Chicago, Baltimore, Washington DC have some of the highest murder rates in the country and also some of the toughest gun control laws.

What is the problem? I believe there are 5 issues to blame for violence such as what happened in Parkland yesterday.

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Lack of respect for authority. Although 19 states still allow corporal punishment in schools between 1974 and 1994, 25 states would ban the practice, recognizing that it was an ineffective and inappropriate school discipline measure.I am not sure what research they used but I graduated High School in 1979 and throughout my school years corporal punishment was allowed. The teachers had a paddle hanging on the chalkboard and almost daily there was a paddling in the hallway. Sitting in class I would hear 3 swats and students  in the classroom sat up and shut their mouths.

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No respect for the sanctity of life. Since Roe Vs Wade ruling in 1979 there have been over 60 million very young lives ended through abortion before they began. Students grow up thinking this is acceptable. They see liberal politicians and even teachers supporting pro-choice. They do not see an example from leaders that the baby that was killed had no choice in the matter.

No parental leadership. More than 40% of traditional marriages end in divorce since 1980. Children are growing up in split households and the discipline is not happening in homes. Corporal punishment ended in the schools and more and more parents have ended it in the home. At some point some liberal came up with time-out and reasoning with children and this does not work. I am definitely not advocating child abuse but children need discipline and when they do not receive it students  have no respect for authority.

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Violence in tv and video games. I know I will get push back here. Already on Twitter I had someone tell me I am a Communist and should move to North Korea where they have censorship. I am far from a Communist most would describe me as a right-wing extremist. I am saying parents should monitor what their kids are watching on TV and the video games they are playing. When my son was around 10 years old we went to a used video store and one of the video games he bought was people running from cops and being disrespectful. I went with him and made him take the game back and explained why this was wrong.

Lastly I believe the disrespect for police and the military are a reason for school shootings and mass shootings. For two years we have had the anthem debate with the NFL. Players starting with Colin Kaepernick started the movement to protest blacks being shot by police. No doubt there are a few bad cops and there have been wrongful deaths in the black and white community. The police and military are doing low paying jobs and supporting and protecting all of us. The NFL should be ashamed of themselves for teaching students hate and disrespect for police.

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California NAACP Leader calling for removal of Star Spangled banner as National anthem

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The left is showing their true motive in the National Anthem Protest. Socialism at its core is about removing symbols of a society. That is why earlier this summer the left was in an uproar over Confederate statues. For about two weeks the press had is believing that blacks all across the country were deeply offended by Robert E Lee, Thomas Jefferson even George Washington.

Now the California leader for the NAACP is calling for removal of the Star Spangled banner as the National Anthem.

The NAACP’s California chapter reportedly last week sent out two resolutions, which passed the states council last month. One of the resolutions was to support the removal of  the anthem, while the other is an effort to get the sucky original protester Colin Kaepernick on a team.

The group says the song, which has been a point of controversy in the NFL, is “one of the most racist, pro-slavery, anti-black songs in the American lexicon,” The Sacramento Bee reported Tuesday.

“We owe a lot of it to Kaepernick,” California NAACP President Alice Huffman told The Sacramento Bee. “I think all this controversy about the knee will go away once the song is removed.”

“Trump got in the middle of it. He blew it out of proportion,” Huffman said of the president, who labeled players who kneel as a “son of a b—h” during an Alabama rally.

The U.S. Congress should adopt a new national anthem that’s not “another song that disenfranchises part of the American population,” Huffman said.

“The Star-Spangled Banner” has been the nation’s anthem since 1931, when President Herbert Hoover signed a congressional act making it the song of the United States.

 

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NFL rules change is going to drive the left nuts, what changed their minds? Empty stadiums and getting beat by Baseball?

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A new NFL rules change will take effect this coming season that will penalize teams and players for not respecting the National Anthem and kneeling or sitting during the Anthem. The left is going to go nuts. Probably they already are. What changed the NFL and Roger Goodell’s minds?

Could their minds have been changed by half empty stadiums in 2017? Could it be that TV ratings took a nosedive as fans got sick of seeing overpaid players disrespect the country and the flag?

At the NFL owners meeting the owners decided on the NFL rules change. The previous rule said the players “should” stand for the anthem. Well Colin Kapernick and a group of NFL thugs ended all of that and the NFL became a circus last year. Making a political statement, one that the players could not even agree what it was took the place of simply playing a game. And the fans noticed.

“We believe today’s decision will keep our focus on the game and the extraordinary athletes who play it — and on our fans who enjoy it,” commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement.

The new rule states; If a player does go on the field and protests during the anthem, the team would be fined by the league. The new policy also enables each club to have its own rules for discipline if a player is on the field and does “not stand and show respect for the flag and the Anthem.”

Watch out these responses will be mild compared to how ESPN responds. They will be lucky to even have any viewers after they respond. I can just imagine what Stephen A. Smith will have to say.

 

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ESPN host Stephen A. Smith defends Michael Bennett after felony charges of injuring a elderly paraplegic

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ESPN host Stephen A. Smith defended Michael Bennett in his recent indictment of felony injury to the elderly. He defended the former Seattle Seahawk because of how a black man of his size would look in the court of public opinion for shoving a 66-year-old paraplegic.

Smith started off his comments by saying if Bennett is guilty then he should be dealt with accordingly and pay the price, but since there is no video evidence and since Bennett has been nominated and given awards for his philanthropy, the ESPN host called for more evidence.

Partial transcript:

Listen, this is the same Michael Bennett that was a nominee for the Walter Payton man of the year award, this is the same Michael Bennett, who along with his brother, was honored at the B.E.T. Awards for their philanthropy and sympathies for what ails our community. This is the same Michael Bennett, put this camera on me, please. It is very important I say this. He is 6’4″, 274 pounds. That’s what he is listed as; a defensive lineman in the National Football League and do we have a depiction of him getting into a fight with somebody? No. You trying to tell me this man sat up there and just shoved aside and put his hands on and disregarded a 66-year-old paraplegic?

Now, tell me what possible chance does he have to look good or to come across as innocent in all of this? You’ve got video, that’s an entirely different ball game. But, you are trying to tell me with no video whatsoever, you are just going to paint a picture as this humongous black man on a football field for the Super Bowl 14 months ago, 14 months and you are going to bring it to the equation? A 66-year-old paraplegic and what you want us to do, by bringing that up, what are we supposed to believe about this man? It sounds despicable. It sounds disgusting. Do you know what somebody who would do that to a paraplegic deserves?

Smith went on to say that if any of the information out there is wrong, then what is happening to Bennett is “beyond cruel” and why black men talk about how they are always depicted in a bad light.

“Is there anything about him that says to you that he would do something like that?” Smith asked. “And then we sit up here as black men and take this there. If we sit up here as black men and talk about the willingness to depict us in that kind of fashion, then we are going racial. But that cannot happen.”

Why is it that ESPN black host refuse to believe that the social justice warriors of the NFL can possibly do wrong? Michael Bennett last August had a run in with police in Las Vegas. He said he was targeted because he was black and roughed up unnecessarily. He was not. It turns out he ran from the police and was a smart ass. Michael Bennett has a history of violence. If ESPN and Stephen A. Smith were not so blinded by their liberalism they would see this.

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Antonio Brown shows great disrespect on Memorial Day weekend, Players do not get the fans rage on anthem

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Pittsburgh Steelers star receiver Antonio Brown does not seem to get the NFL fans rage as he shows great disrespect for the National Anthem on of all things Memorial Day weekend.

Last week at the NFL owners meeting the owners came to a consensus that if a player is on the field for the National Anthem he must stand of face a 15 yard penalty for his team and possible fines.

“We believe today’s decision will keep our focus on the game and the extraordinary athletes who play it — and on our fans who enjoy it,” commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement.

Previously, NFL regulations said players “should” stand for the anthem, an allowance that raged out of control as players protested police brutality and racism in the United States. President Trump launched attacks at the league and its players, and the NFL has scrambled for a solution that takes its protesters off the field ever since.

Shortly after the announcement of the NFL rules change New York Jets owner Christopher Johnson offered to pay the fines for his players that chose to kneel for the anthem.

Johnson said “Do I prefer that they stand? Of course. But I understand if they felt the need to protest,” This is what is wrong with the NFL handling of their social justice warriors. Guys like Antonio Brown act as children. They have to be told this is the way it is and if you do not cooperate these are the consequences. Now that the Jets owner provided an out, even though he did not offer to pay the fines of other teams players.

Brown added on the picture “Send the invoice to Christopher Johnson #JetsChairman #Respect #TakeAkneeonIG #Tag Me. The NFL has to put a stop to the players injecting politics into the league. People watch the NFL for entertainment not to hear Antonio Brown’s political statements.

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