A SAMPLING OF NFL FALLOUT

These links are taken from the freerepublic.com website – a site I look at every day to get information from the conservative side of things: -Ravens Fans Burn Gear, Swear Off NFL After Anthem-Kneeling -‘BURN THE NFL’: Americans are destroying football jerseys after players kneel in Protest -Louisiana lawmakers question New Orleans Saints state funding after players...

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HOW BAD IS IT IN VENEZUELA?

From Jim Wyss’s article in the Miami Herald: ARAUCA, COLOMBIA At a squat, concrete brothel on the muddy banks of the Arauca River, Gabriel Sánchez rattled off the previous jobs of the women who now sell their bodies at his establishment for $25 an hour. “We’ve got lots of teachers, some doctors, many professional women and one petroleum engineer,” he yelled over the din...

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THE WEINER SENTENCE

From Ellie Kaufman and Jean Casarez’ article for cnn.comL Former Rep. Anthony Weiner was sentenced Monday to 21 months in federal prison for sexting with a minor. In addition to the prison term, Weiner also was sentenced to three years of supervised release. Judge Denise Cote of the Southern District of New York stated that Weiner’s sentence carried more importance because of his...

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A FEW QUESTIONS ABOUT DEMOCRATS AND DISRESPECT

As well over 100 NFL players were perfectly willing to show their disrespect to our National Anthem and the American Flag this weekend, and as this “movement”, if you want to call it that, has quickly spread to other sports and to the entertainment industry: -Have you heard even one Democrat object? -Have you heard even one Democrat say anything like “Look, I dislike Donald...

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WAS ANTHONY WEINER RESPONSIBLE FOR HILLARY CLINTON’S LOSS?

That may be the dumbest blog title I’ve ever written (though, admittedly, there is a lot of competition to overcome).  But you have to excuse my putting it up there…since it is now being floated by the Associated Press. Here is the first sentence of the AP’s article on Anthony Weiner, who is being sentenced today on his guilty plea to transferring obscene material to a...

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THE CONSEQUENCES OF DONALD TRUMP’S MOUTH

Three Donald Trump quotes about NFL players’ disrespect of the National Anthem and the American flag: “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!’” “You know, some owner is going to do that. He’s going to say, ‘That guy that disrespects...

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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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