Saturday, September 30, 2017

American Silliness, Oct 1, 2017

Bible Verse On Bench, In Memory Of Virginia Teen, Has To Be Removed

"Give it time and a social justice warrior will get offended over his nickname ‘Cotton’."

Al Sharpton Says Legal Weed Lacks Diversity And Is The Next ‘Civil Rights Cause’  . . . "Sharpton previously called for more diversity in the legal weed business, saying it is unfair for minorities not to have representation in the business."

College Professor: Believing in Hard Work is White Ideology  "Pennsylvania State University-Brandywine professor Angela Putman recently asserted in an academic paper that the notion “if I work hard, I can be successful” is merely a product of white ideology, reports Campus Reform.

Are 345 Diversity And Social Justice Courses At UNCC Too Much? . . . "The news outlet calls the number staggering. There are 345 courses including Queer Theory, Street Gangs, and Global Hip Hop.
"UNCC senior Letaeja Fitzgerald says she took Global Hip Hop."
Cornell 'takes a knee' to protest racism  
"Hundreds of students, staff and faculty members gathered at Cornell University’s Arts Quad to “take a knee” to address white supremacy, racism and support the recent NFL protests started by Colin Kaepernick." . . .

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Canadian Air Force Vet, Russ Cooper, submits his presentation to the Senate committee on on legislation being drafted after M103 criminalizing Islamophobia

In this video, he refers to posting a photo of Hitler shaking hands with the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem. This is discussed here in this article:  What Hitler and the Grand Mufti Really Said

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All Players Stood For National Anthem During Thursday Night's Football Game

"During Thursday night’s NFL game between the Green Bay Packers and the Chicago Bears, every player, staff, and coach stood with linked arms for the national anthem.

"Some fans also followed suit, locking arms with each other, while others put their hands over their hearts. When the Star-Spangled Banner was over, everyone celebrated the show of unity with loud cheers and applause.

"On Tuesday night, quarterback Aaron Rodgers and the entire Green Bay Packers team released a statement, asking fans to stand and lock arms with each other during the national anthem before Thursday night’s game. The players said the team coaches and staff were going to join them as well." . . .

This Bills Player Did Something More Disrespectful than Kneel During the Anthem  . . . "Asked about his stretches after the game, the running back explained that he cares about the flag, but not our "jerk" of a president." . . .

In His Own Words: Colin Kaepernick’s Anthem Protest Was Against The Flag And The Country  . . . "He refused to stand because he did not want to “show pride in a flag for a country.” That’s what he said. Why that country and flag do not deserve Kaepernick’s pride is not irrelevant, but it also can’t inoculate the fact that the action – the choice- to not stand was clearly meant to send a signal of disrespect for the symbol and the country it symbolizes. 

"This is an important historic point because in the wake of President Donald Trump’s Alabama speech last week expressing his wish that NFL owners would fire those “sons of bitches” who do not stand during the national anthem, one of the frequent defenses we’ve heard in the media is that the protests were not against the flag or the country, but merely against police brutality." . . .

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‘Women’s studies’ is betraying women under Sharia law

The association doesn't condemn, for example, the atrocities being practiced by Hamas, ISIS, Boko Haram and the Taliban against Muslim women, children and dissidents and against Christian, Yazidi and Kurdish women whom ISIS has captured as sex slaves.
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Phyllis Chesler (From Dec, 2015)   Last week, the National Women's Studies Association membership voted to boycott Israel. The resolution reads, in part:
"As feminist scholars, activists, teachers, and public intellectuals . . . we cannot overlook injustice and violence, including sexual and gender-based violence, perpetrated against Palestinians and other Arabs in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, within Israel and in the Golan Heights, as well as the colonial displacement of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians during the 1948 Nakba."
"This vote is an utter betrayal of both reality and of women — especially women who live under Sharia law.

"In 1970, I taught one of the first Women's Studies courses in the country. What I had envisioned for the discipline has nothing to do with today's anti-American, anti-Israel, post-colonial, faux-scholarly feminist academy. 

"Today, Women's Studies has been Stalinized and feminist professors are less concerned with the "occupation" of women's bodies world-wide than they are with the alleged occupation of a country that has never existed: "Palestine.' " . . .

Phyllis Chesler is emerita professor of psychology and the author of 16 books including "Living History: On the Front Line for Israel and the Jews, 2003-2015."

This video fails to show the decent behavior of the majority of Muslim men in the west. This does, however show what these feminist groups choose to ignore for reasons I cannot fathom. TD

Colin Kaepernick donated $25K to organization named after cop killer

Rick Moran   "The next time that Colin Kaepernick says he's not anti-police, someone should ask him about a $25,000 donation his foundation made to a charitable organization named after a notorious cop killer who escaped from prison and now lives in Cuba. 

"The organization, Chicago-based Assata's Daughter's, is named after Assata Shakur* (pictured right), a member of the Black Panthers, was stopped by a New Jersey state trooper in 1973, during which a gunfight ensued and the trooper,  Werner Foerster, was killed. She was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life in prison.
"But in 1979, members of the Black Liberation Army busted her out of jail and she was welcomed with open arms by Castro's Cuba. She has been atop the FBI's Most Wanted list ever since." . . .
*Assata Shakur  . . ."In 1972, Shakur was the subject of a nationwide manhunt after the FBI alleged that she was the "revolutionary mother hen" of a Black Liberation Army cell that had conducted a "series of cold-blooded murders of New York City police officers".[34] The FBI said these included the "execution style murders" of New York Police Officers Joseph Piagentini and Waverly Jones on May 21, 1971, and NYPD officers Gregory Foster and Rocco Laurie on January 28, 1972." . . .

From ultra-Liberal Democracy Now!  Hands Off Assata Shakur: Angela Davis Calls for Radical Activism to Protect Activist Exiled in Cuba  Obama went to Cuba and did not bring up the extradition of this cop-killer.

Also from the above source:  Dr. Harry Edwards: Nominate Football Player Colin Kaepernick for the Nobel Peace Prize. I repeat:, the man said:  "Nominate Football Player Colin Kaepernick for the Nobel Peace Prize". 
Well Obama got it for, well..what was it he got the medal for?

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Friday, September 29, 2017

Mike Lester Made A Clever Cartoon Describing The Issue With Anthem Protests

Conservative Fighters   "The national anthem protests rose numerous reactions, among which the audience can witness hypocrisy of the NFL and its supporters among mainstream media regarding this issue.
"The executive director of the NFL Players Association, DeMaurice Smith, this weekend obviously made dumb remarks, made this remarkably clear:
“ 'No man or woman should ever have to choose a job that forces them to surrender their rights,” he stated Saturday, just one day after President Trump made the vulgar statement that the team owners should fire all the players who disrespect the national anthem and protest.
“ 'We understand that our job as a union is not to win a popularity contest and it comes with a duty to protect the rights of our members,” Smith continued. “For that, we make no apologies and never will.' ” . . .


Blacks, Crime, and the Bended Knee

Shari Goodman    

. . . "Whites comprise about 75 percent of America's population and they have had just about enough of the offensive accusations, protests, and moral outrage directed at them. Yes, blacks were brought here centuries ago as slaves, but America did not originate slavery nor do we still practice slavery, as do parts of Africa and Muslim nations today. In fact, America fought a civil war to end slavery. It's been over 150 years since the Emancipation Proclamation, thus, the fate of today's blacks rests not upon yesterday's slaveholders, but upon today's failed black leadership who have intentionally kept America's blacks on an imaginary plantation through the indoctrination of victimhood. By instilling the notion that blacks today are the victims of white racism and "white privilege", black leadership (Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, Louis Farrakhan, and Maxine Waters, to name a few) have created not only an entitlement mentality, but a dependency and helplessness prevalent among young blacks in inner cities throughout the country.
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"It is not you who needs protection from us. It is we who need protection from you. Black problems are self-created, and history has proven that no amount of money thrown at them will solve the problem. Scapegoating is getting tiresome and dangerous. Do not lecture us about social injustice and the debt owed to you. The only thing we owe you and what is owed to any of us is equal opportunity. We have more than given that to you. It is high time for the black community to look inwards, and when it does it will discover the problem is not a lack of opportunities, but a lack of values.  Education, self-reliance, delayed gratification, responsibility, hard work, ambition, and an intact family are values incorporated and ingrained within those who lead productive decent lives. It is lacking within a large segment of the black community. Shame on those who display ingratitude and dishonor America, a country that has given black athletes the opportunity to make millions playing a sport that young men in Africa can only dream about, a country that has given blacks liberty and opportunity. Shame on you and those who kneel with you."

Judge rules that Black Lives Matter can't be sued   . . . "The sentiments against police officers expressed by the shooter are similar to those expressed by several Black Lives Matter leaders.
"I don't think the judge read Mckesson's words.  Surely, an individual can be held responsible for his rhetoric, if not the "social movement" he purports to lead.  Mckesson not only was invited to the Obama White House, but also lectured at Yale University.  Whether this patina of respectability played a role in the judge's decision is unknown.  But until Black Lives Matter is held responsible for their rhetoric, just like anyone else, the violence will continue." Rick Moran

Communist West Point Graduate Called Mattis An ‘Evil, Vile F***’

Daily Caller   How did this guy get accepted into West Point and stay there?

Graduates of the United States Military Academy toss their hats into the air at the conclusion of commencement ceremonies in West Point, New York, U.S., May 27, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Segar.

. . . "Communist West Point graduate 2nd. Lt. Spenser Rapone called Secretary of Defense James Mattis the most “evil, vile f***” in the entire Trump administration.
. . . 
"But one of the tweets which has so far escaped attention is Rapone denigrating Mattis in the most vulgar of terms.
"In a tweet dated June 8, 2017, Rapone tweeted at a podcaster, stating: “Was so pumped for you to go in on Mattis on the latest ep. Definitely the most vile, evil fuck in the current administration.”
"Not only that, but Rapone also attacked Vice President Mike Pence in a tweet from August: “Holy s*** what world do these people live in? “Mediocre and conservative?” Pence is a fucking medieval, cold-blooded killer.' ” . . .

Stop the wall to welcome the children!

The Idiot’s Guide to Censorship

Mike Adams

The Idiot’s Guide to Censorship

"Some college students know nothing about the First Amendment. I mean that literally. For example, a student recently complained to me that the police had violated his First Amendment rights by pulling him over without a warrant. First Amendment, Fourth Amendment, whatever! As annoying as the complete constitutional illiterate can be, I am perhaps more annoyed by those who have some familiarity with the First Amendment and therefore conclude that they are constitutional scholars. 

"These semi-literate clowns email me pretty often. Just last week, one of them wrote to complain that I had blocked him on Twitter. According to this budding constitutional scholar, this was somehow inconsistent with my support for free speech in general and my opposition to safe spaces in particular. Those of you who had civics in high school are instantly able to spot the flaw in his reasoning. But since so many of my millennial readers are not likely to have benefited from a basic civics class, I’ll spend this column slowly explaining this common error. Here goes.

"I regularly attack public universities for creating “safe zones” or “safe spaces” because they so often violate the First Amendment. For example, my university, UNC-Wilmington, established an LGBTQIA Office on our public university campus in 2010.

"As soon as it was established, the director started to host religious programing, which asserted that the Bible endorsed homosexuality. Worse, she condemned dissenters as homophobic bigots. Some local pastors were also bothered by the fact that she had characterized many of their churches as unwelcoming to gays. 

"Several pastors offered to come to the office to express a contrary point of view. But they were flatly prohibited from doing so. " . . .

One America News Schedules Several More Showings Of “America Under Siege: Antifa”

Trevor Loudon  "Our new documentary is proving to be a major hit at One America News."

"Due to “overwhelming demand,” One America News is extending additional airings of our new documentary America Under Siege: Antifa on Friday at 10:30 am EDT and 11:30 pm EDT, along with weekend airings on Saturday and Sunday at 5 pm EDT."

Librarian Tosses Dr. Seuss' 'Racist' Books Melania Trump donates books for National Read a Book Day.

"Village idiot loses her mind in response."

I see Mrs. Obama as being hyper-sensitive about racism after her complaint over being asked to help a lady in the grocery store. So if she doesn't see racism in this book, well....  
I'm convinced that this librarian was looking for anything to justify a put-down to the First Family for her personal aggrandizement and praise from the academic community.
She speaks of how many books her library has, so I suggest she contribute some of them to those needy schools she names.  The Tunnel Dweller

Culture Beat

"No good deed goes unpunished … or in the case of First Lady Melania Trump, disrespected and rejected. Tuesday was National Read a Book Day, and in that spirit Mrs. Trump chose and gifted books to 50 schools, one from each state. Included with the books was a note from Mrs. Trump highlighting Dr. Seuss’ “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” and noting, as the White House releaseindicates, that it’s “one of her personal favorites that she and her son have read together over and over.”
"Millions of Americans have fond memories of reading Dr. Seuss books as children or to their children. In fact, Barack Obama himself was quite fond of the books and praised them before a group of students in 2015, saying, “Pretty much all the stuff you need to know is in Dr. Seuss.”
"But a librarian from Cambridgeport Elementary School in Massachusetts doesn’t share Obama’s or Mrs. Trump’s appreciation for the good doctor’s literary talents. No, it seems that Dr. Seuss was, what else, a racist. Upon receiving the books from Mrs. Trump, school librarian Liz Phipps Soeiro penned a rejection letter in which she claimed that Dr. Seuss’ stories and illustrations were “steeped in racist propaganda, caricatures and harmful stereotypes.” She concluded her letter with the following backhanded compliment:" . . .

This librarian is overflowing with self-righteousness, as pretty much most liberals are. Good grief; in my liberal days when Jim Crow was being fought, was I just like that? The Tunnel Dweller.

Virtue-signaling self-absorbed librarian rejects outstretched hand of first lady Melania Trump   . . . "Her close just drips with condescension, in a final display of virtue, assigning a reading list and a recommendation that she get professional help, because, you see, the indoctrination hasn’t worked out well yet." . . .
. . . I nominate this blog post for the Virtue Signaling Hall of Fame, a website that someone should create."

Save The Children by Tony Branco  "This week, an elementary school librarian called Dr. Seuss books “racist propaganda” leaving parents thinking that maybe it’s time to homeschool."

Saints QB Drew Brees says team will kneel, then 'stand together during the anthem' before Sunday's game. Other commentaries as well...

Update: We should have given up on the NFL over that Beyonce' half-time show, wouldn't you think?  The Tunnel Dweller

UK Daily Mail

Saints quarterback Drew Brees stood for Sunday's national anthem in Charlotte while 10 teammates decided to remain on the bench in protest of police brutality against minorities

"New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees says the team will kneel and then stand for the national anthem before their game against Miami in London.

"Brees says in a tweet on Friday, 'As a way to show respect to all, our #Saints team will kneel in solidarity prior to the national anthem & stand together during the anthem.'

"That's also how the Dallas Cowboys dealt with their anthem protest on Monday night in a game against the Arizona Cardinals.

"Ten Saints players sat on the bench during the anthem last Sunday on a day of unprecedented protests among NFL players and some owners in response to comments by President Donald Trump that players should be fired if anyone 'disrespects our flag.'  . . .  Read more here.

Political Cartoons by Glenn McCoy

Surprise! NFL game ticket sales down whopping 17.9%   . . . "The cascade of boos from fans in the stadium who react to players kneeling during the anthem and the threats of a fan boycott are not having much of an effect. But fewer fannies in the seats - a lot fewer - should get their attention. " . . . 

Cartoon by Ben Garrison:  . . . " The lefties that run Hollywood infused our movies with tiresome, rote political correctness. The left took over education and taught kids to obey big government while dumbing them down and telling them lies about US history. Feelings became more important than reason in colleges. The left controlled the mainstream media and the news narrative. Everything was increasingly slanted toward globalism and socialism. Not content with that, the left also attacked the NFL." . . .

This is how sports teams should sing their national anthems   "In some places, they don't just stand."
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Watch at least one of these videos

. . . "Some athletes love their extended family as represented by the national (family) song and are not ashamed of belting it out even if their voices are not quite of recording quality.
"A good penance for the poor taste shown recently by our NFL teams would be for them to follow suit: link arms and belt out their loyalty and their love of their extended family and for our common home.  Owners and coaches should be down on the field and join in.
"But somehow I find it difficult to imagine such a response from the NFL.  We've been taught for half a century that American history is something to be ashamed of, that the record is only one of exploitation and subjugation and so stained that it can never be cleansed.  We must carry our ancestors' guilt from generation to generation."

Much more on this and other topics at The Tunnel Wall

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Alleged leaker Reality Winner said she stuffed NSA report in her pantyhose


'I wasn't trying to be a Snowden or anything,' she told FBI.

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. . . “I saw the article and was like, I don’t understand why this isn’t a thing,” she said. “It made me very mad ... I guess I just didn’t care about myself at that point. ... Yeah, I screwed up royally." 

"Winner told the agents that she knew the report implicated intelligence sources and methods. She said, though, that she thought it was likely the flood of leaks and disclosures on the topic — apparently Russian hacking focused on the U.S. election — had already exposed those techniques. 

""Did you know that if that got out, that those sources and methods could be compromised?" Garrick asked.

" "If they hadn't been already, then yes," Winner said. "I figured that ... that it didn't matter anyway. Umm, honestly, uh, I just figured that whatever we were using had already been compromised, and that this report was just going to be like a — one drop in the bucket."

"She added: "Seeing that [information] that had been contested back and forth in the public domain for so long, trying to figure out, like, with everything else that keeps getting released and keeps getting leaked — why isn't this getting — why isn't this out there? Why can't this be public?"

"Winner later acknowledged she didn't know for sure that the sources used for the report were already disclosed. 

"The transcript hints at possible political motivations for the leak. Winner says she objected to her workplace tuning the TV to Fox News. She also had a signed photo of CNN Anchor Anderson Cooper, although she said the signature was fake.
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" . . .I guess it's just been hard at work because ... I've filed formal complaint about them having Fox News on, you know? Uh, at least, for God's sake, put Al Jazeera on, or a slideshow with people's pets. I've tried anything to get that changed." 

"Despite Winner's statement to the FBI agents, prosecutors say that in a Facebook chat in March with her sister, Winner said she was on the "side" of both Snowden and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. " . . .

So is the stand by all the NFL owners and players saying they all condemn this nation and her treatment of the "oppressed"?

The whole affair was starting to fade until Trump's words stirred the whole thing up again. Now the protest is considered to be an anti-Trump movement. 
Please, President Trump, don't talk or tweet; just govern!

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Colin Kaepernick explains why he sat during national anthem
 "San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has willingly immersed himself into controversy by refusing to stand for the playing of the national anthem in protest of what he deems are wrongdoings against African Americans and minorities in the United States.
"His latest refusal to stand for the anthem -- he has done this in at least one other preseason game -- came before the 49ers' preseason loss to Green Bay at Levi's Stadium on Friday night.
" 'I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color," Kaepernick told NFL Media in an exclusive interview after the game. "To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder." . . .
And more here:  . . . "From the time the protest gained attention, Kaepernick reiterated he was not doing it to be anti-American or anti-military or to disrespect troops. He was doing it to bring serious social issues to light and try to evoke change. That stance led to him slightly adjusting the protest. Kaepernick met with former Green Beret and brief NFL long snapper Nate Boyer, and after the discussion decided to shift from sitting to taking a knee during the anthem." . . .
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Gold Star Parents Challenge Spike Lee Over Kneeling During National Anthem . . . " Lee appeared as one of the town hall's panelists, alongside Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins, former New York Jets player Michel Faulkner, and Former US Army Green Beret Nate Boyer, who convinced Colin Kaepernick to kneel rather than sit during the National Anthem.

The parents of Staff Sgt. Louis Bonacasa told Lee how they attended a ceremony for Gold Star parents and then went home and saw NFL players taking a knee during the national anthem, calling it a "slap in the face."

" 'How do you support these multi-millionaires on their knees, and don't support what the fallen heroes died for?" Mr. Bonacasa asked.

"Lee said that he was sorry for the Bonacasas' loss, but said that their narrative was "false.' " . . .

Stand if you want, kneel if you want.  But don’t you dare look at me and think you are anything special because you take the very fashionable stance of disparaging this nation.

Networks not showing fans booing kneeling players during anthem

. . . That would be a catastrophe for the league and the networks.  Opposition to the protest will continue to build week by week.  And if teams and the league don't believe that, they are in for a very rude awakening."
As long as Trump's mouth doesn't cause fans to turn against him and toward the players.

'UNITY': Networks Avoided Showing Outraged Fans Booing Anthem Protests   
One guy who noticed the lack of coverage of the fans — many of whom were utterly outraged at the rampant displays of anti-patriotism, as some of the audio and the strong backlash has revealed —was Sporting NewsMichael McCarthy, who talked to some of those behind the scenes and learned that at least one crew was specifically instructed to avoid filming the crowd "to avoid crowd shots in case they showed fans counterprotesting the protests."

How Silicon Valley Turned Off the Left and Right

Victor Davis Hanson

How Silicon Valley Turned Off the Left and Right

"When left and right finally agree on something, watch out: The unthinkable becomes normal. 

"So it is with changing attitudes toward Silicon Valley. 

"For the last two decades, Apple, Google, Amazon and other West Coast tech corporations have been untouchable icons. They piled up astronomical profits while hypnotizing both left-wing and right-wing politicians.

"Conservative administrations praised them as modern versions of 19th-century risk-takers such as Andrew Carnegie and John D. Rockefeller. Bill Gates, the late Steve Jobs and other tech giants were seen as supposedly creating national wealth in an unregulated, laissez-faire landscape that they had invented from nothing.

" At a time when American companies were increasingly unable to compete in the rough-and-tumble world arena, Apple, Microsoft, and Facebook bulldozed their international competition. Indeed, they turned high-tech and social media into American brands. 

"The left was even more enthralled. It dropped its customary regulatory zeal, despite Silicon Valley's monopolizing, outsourcing, offshoring, censoring, and destroying of startup competition. After all, Big Tech was left-wing and generous. High-tech interests gave hundreds of millions of dollars to leftwing candidates, think tanks and causes.

"Companies such as Facebook and Google were able to warp their own social media protocols and Internet searches to insidiously favor progressive agendas and messaging.

"If the left feared that the tech billionaires were becoming robber barons, they also delighted in the fact that they were at least left-wing robber barons.

"Unlike the steel, oil and coal monopolies of the 19th century that out of grime and smoke created the sinews of a growing America, Silicon Valley gave us shiny, clean, green and fun pods, pads and phones.

"As a result, social media, internet searches, texts, email and other computer communications were exempt from interstate regulatory oversight. Big Tech certainly was not subject to the rules that governed railroads, power companies, trucking industries, Wall Street, and television and radio. 

"But attitudes about hip high-tech corporations have now changed on both the left and right." . . .

NFL player: Don't come to the game if our protest upsets you

How did this become thought of as an anti-military protest. The originator of the protest said it was against honoring a "racist" nation and its "oppression".

Political Cartoons by Henry Payne

Rick Moran  . . . "If Ryan actually believes "everyone's opinion is equal," he hasn't read much about this controversy. In fact, beyond the free speech aspect of the protest is there is an insidious campaign to delegitimize opposition to the protests as portraying  the opposition as people who "back Trump," or are garden variety racists. 
"Trump expressed an opinion of what owners should have done with protesting players. Nowhere in his rant did he suggest the players don't have a right to protest. The players themselves seem to believe that not only do they have a right to protest, they demand that no one criticize them for it, and if they do, they are lower than nothing. Their defense that they are not dissing the flag or the military is ludicrous. They have been told in no uncertain terms by millions of people that they are. Arrogantly, they refuse to acknowledge their insult to the flag and to other Americans.
"If these NFL players want "equality." perhaps acknowledging that those who oppose them have an equal right to the stage without being smeared for their trouble."
Political Cartoons by Robert Ariail
Trumptweets didn't help

"But don’t you dare look at me and think you are anything special because you take the very fashionable stance of disparaging this nation."
I believed in the American dream then and I believe in it now. I look around me at the things I have and the life I lived and know there is no other place on earth where this would have been possible. I stand for the National Anthem; I stand in gratitude; I stand in awe; I stand humbled by the greatness of America.  William L. Gensert

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NYT Torches Anthony Weiner. . .

Townhall  . . . The New York Times editorial board was blunt and straightforward. Anthony Weiner was a pathetic jerk, who possibly helped Trump get elected.
His serial use of social media to engage in sexual byplay with women — apparently without actually having sex with them — turned him into a national joke. So did his chosen nom de porn: Carlos Danger. His family name became a weapon New York tabloids used mercilessly, if predictably, to make him the butt of one salacious pun after another.
To put it bluntly, Anthony Weiner — smart, often witty, politically deft, at one time plausibly a strong candidate for New York mayor — proved to be a pathetic jerk. But few jerks do as much damage as he did in his recklessness. He may even be responsible for Donald Trump being president.
"Weiner’s laptop was part of the probe into this deviant behavior when the FBI stumbled onto emails relating to Hillary Clinton. It was later determined that Weiner and his soon-to-be-ex-wife Huma Abedin had shared the device. The Bureau wanted to examine the emails, they got the court order to do so, and James Comey sent a letter to Congress two weeks before Election Day saying the FBI would be reviewing them. Nate Silver of FiveThirtyEight says this might have cost Clinton the election, the American Association for Public Opinion Research isn’t so sure. Regardless, it’s goodbye, Mr. Weiner—and good riddance." 

American Thinker

Apparently Ann Coulter is disgruntled over Paul Ryan

"Now that both parts of Obamacare are in place -- the money coming in and the money going out -- how about asking the CBO to score the real Obamacare?"

When Life Gives You Paul Ryan, Make Lemonade

When Life Gives You Paul Ryan, Make Lemonade

"It is now clear that Republicans are incapable of giving us a free market in health insurance, so it continues to be illegal in America to buy health insurance that doesn't cover shrinks, domestic violence counseling and HIV screening, and perhaps always shall be.

" But there are still other good things Republicans can do! 

"First, for fun, Republicans ought to request a Congressional Budget Office score of Obamacare. The GOP's various replacement bills have been pilloried over their CBO scorings, showing, for example, that if given a choice, up to 20 million Americans would voluntarily choose not to buy health insurance in the year 2026. The horror.

" Hey, does anybody remember how the Democrats "scored" Obamacare?

"I do! Democrats gamed the numbers given to the CBO by asking it to score the first 10 years of a bill that collected taxes for 10 years, but only started paying out benefits in the last six years. 

"On the basis of that accounting trick, the Democrats spent months hectoring Republicans who refused to vote for the bill, saying they were against SAVING THE TAXPAYERS MONEY. Yes -- we'd be SAVING MONEY by providing health care for all, especially transgenders and illegals. 

"Now that both parts of Obamacare are in place -- the money coming in and the money going out -- how about asking the CBO to score the real Obamacare? 

"Second, where are the hearings? The usual complaint with Republicans is that they're all talk, no action. But when it comes to Obamacare, it's the reverse: The GOP is all action, no talk." . . .

Political Cartoons by Jerry Holbert

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Some of our military do not want to be used as bargaining chips of patriotism

Buzzfeed . . . “ 'The president’s got to unify the country, that’s his job, but do it in a different manner and don’t use veterans for it unless you’re going to put them on the national stage and say 'hey, let’s work on more important things than NFL overpaid pansies',” he said.

"Personally, Jones says he would stand for the anthem to honor the sacrifice of fellow troops – but that’s not the point." . . .

Oakland Raiders sat during the national anthem before their game Sunday against the Washington Redskins.

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"Others blamed the athletes, not Trump, for injecting politics into sports in the first place.
" 'Your desire to focus on division and anger has shattered what many people loved most about the sport,” Tara Kyle, the widow of “American Sniper” Navy Seal Chris Kyle, wrote in an open letter to the NFL on Facebook.
"The dismay of many veterans at the assumption that they somehow are offended by expressions of protest at football games shouldn't come as a surprise. The melding of sports with patriotic pageantry is a fairly recent phenomenon." . . .
I don't see it as disrespect of veterans. It is plain, simple giving the middle finger to America and our founders. The ceremonies now seem to be a tribute to  Howard Zinn's teaching.  The Tunnel Dweller

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