THE NFL: KILLING ITS OWN GOLDEN GOOSE

As you are probably aware, NFL payers around the league, even coaches  – and in one case,  a singer of the National Anthem – have all decided it would be a peachy idea to kneel or perform some other gesture to show their disrespect for our National Anthem and for the American flag. It’s not just that these geniuses are asking – begging – for fans to react to their...

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ANOTHER HILLARY EXCUSE: IT’S WHITE WOMEN

For God sake.  Will this royal pain in the ass please just go away? From Lisa Marie Segarra’s article at fortune.com: Hillary Clinton spoke about her thoughts on what she viewed as sexist comments by President Donald Trump and women who continued to support him. “When I see women doing that, I think why are they publicly disrespecting themselves? Why are they opening the door to...

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STRONGER

Apropos of nothing political… …my wife and I saw the movie “Stronger” last night. Based on a memoir written by Jeff Bauman, who lost both his legs in the Boston Marathon bombing, “Stronger” is very tense, very gripping, and painfully blunt/unforgiving in its portrayal of the people involved. The acting is uniformly superb – with Jake Gyllenhaal as Jeff...

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AN EXCHANGE BETWEEN NFL COMMISSIONER ROGER GOODELL AND PRESIDENT TRUMP

Commissioner Goodell (in a published statement): “The NFL and our players are at our best when we help create a sense of unity in our country and our culture,” Goodell said in a statement. “There is no better example than the amazing response from our clubs and players to the terrible natural disasters we’ve experienced over the last month. Divisive comments like these...

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TRUMP’S ATTACK ON SPORTS “KNEELERS”: THE FALLOUT

Donald Trump does not know how to keep his mouth shut.  And a great many sports figures either disrespect the United States, or are too ignorant to understand that their actions communicate such disrespect. That is not a good combination. President Trump used this week’s rally for Alabama senate candidate Luther Strange to lambaste sports figures who kneel during the National Anthem.  But...

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ANOTHER HILLARY EXCUSE: IT’S THE MEDIA AGAIN (???!!!)

For God sake.  Will this royal pain in the ass please just go away? Hillary Clinton’s latest now-you-see-it-now-you-don’t responsibility for her loss:  “Well, yeah, the email thing was my fault.  But media built it into so much more than it was that they were a big reason I lost.” Hillary Clinton blaming media?  The media which then, as now, did everything but roll out...

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WASHINGTON POST: COMPROMISED JOURNALISM (AGAIN)

I doubt this will surprise you, but… …when we talk about compromised journalism – i.e. journalism that doesn’t even bother trying to pretend it is neutral – the Washington Post is right up at the top of the list.  It’s far from the only one, but it’s up there in the pantheon (or down in the dregs – maybe that’s a more reasonable...

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THE WHITE HOUSE DISINVITATION

NBA star Stephen Curry will not be at the White House with his 2017 championship-winning team.  I’m betting the rest of the team will not be there either. Does he actually think someone besides him cares? Here is Kathianne Boniello’s article in the New York Post (too short to excerpt): NBA star Stephen Curry was dis-invited from the White House on Saturday by President Trump. Curry...

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AN OUT-OF-CONTROL WITCH-HUNT

I just read an excellent commentary by National Review’s Andrew McCarthy, on the Robert Mueller witch-hunt (that’s what it is, plain and simple) and how out of control it has become. Here is a taste (but use the link and read it all.  You won’t be sorry).  And please pay special attention to the last two paragraphs, which I have put in bold print: It was not enough to get a...

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IS JAMES COMEY THE DUMBEST MAN IN AMERICA?

James Comey.  Former FBI Director.  The man media told us to hate because he supposedly took down Hillary Clinton’s presidential candidacy, thus electing Donald Trump. Can someone tell me why he would be asked to speak at predominantly Black Howard University?  And why he would accept?  Is there any doubt about what would happen when a White man, considered instrumental in putting a man...

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THE QUOTE OF THE DAY

Today’s quote comes to us from John  Hinderaker at powerlineblog.com. Here it is.  And you won’t need any explanation of why it wins: “I might have expected that losing would dim the press’s affection for Hillary, but I would have been wrong. Losing the election produced sympathy, not contempt. Thus Hillary’s book tour for What Happened has been a love-fest. Apparently...

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TWO VARIATIONS OF A FAMOUS QUOTE

“We will only have peace with the Arabs when they love their children more than they hate us”:  Golda Meir, former Prime Minister of Israel. “We will only have repeal and replace of ObamaCare when John McCain loves the opportunity to do so more than he hates Donald Trump”:  No source – just drawn from the facts that Senator McCain claims to be an avid supporter of...

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KAEPERNICK CAPERS: NO ONE CAN SAY THEY DON’T GET RESULTS

This picture was taken just before halftime at last night’s National Football League game between Los Angeles and San Francisco: Notice the size of the crowd? San Francisco claims that 63,500 seats were sold to this game.  So, to quote an old sarcasm, I guess about half the folks who bought them came disguised as empty seats. And in case you think this might be a one-team issue...

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