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Monday, September 25, 2017

President Trump and the NFL: who has been damaged the most?

Political Cartoons by Tom Stiglich

First, for some perspective: NBC’s “Sunday Night Football” analyst Cris Collinsworth called on President Donald Trump to apologize for calling players protesting the national anthem “SOBs.”
I'm sure an apology would be too late; many of these guys disliked President Trump before all this. 
The damage may be more far-reaching than we think; if the US goes to war over North Korea's threats of a nuclear attack, Mr. Trump will need the nation behind him, and this is damaging. In World War 2, Hollywood was a great force behind the US war effort; these days, not a chance.
Many times I declared Obama to be a petulant, vindictive man-child (as I still consider him to be), but President Trump's rants do not place him on a higher plane than many Democrats. TD

Legal Insurrection: NFL picked sides in the culture war, now it has to live with the consequences
"I can’t tell you how many times readers and potential/actual authors have told me they fear loss of job and career damage if they express non-liberal opinions at work or in a way that people at work could find out. There is a reign of terror ongoing in this country, but it’s not from the government, it’s from social-media-empowered leftists who seek to impose the most intrusive political litmus tests in every aspect of our lives.
The most revealing aspect of the culture war is not that the professional entertainment industries are uniformly and aggressively liberal, but that they have pushed politics into every aspect of our lives. You will be made to care in the classroom and now, on the sports field.
The result, for me, is a withdrawal from much of professional culture."

Beyoncé Talks 'Formation' Video as Critics Call Her Super Bowl 50 Performance Anti-Police    Was Trump President then?
"Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani criticized the performance Monday on Fox News, calling the singer’s display an attack on police.
“ 'This is football, not Hollywood, and I thought it was really outrageous that she used it as a platform to attack police officers who are the people who protect her and protect us and keep us alive,” he said, and added that the performance should have been “decent” and “wholesome.' ” . . .


The Day the NFL Jumped the Shark

Buffalo Bills players take a knee during the playing of the national anthem prior to an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos, Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)

  1. NFL Threatens Fines Against Players Who Wanted to Commemorate 9/11 . . .
  1. NFL Fines Player over Headband . . . 
  1. NFL Fines Player over Breast Cancer Advocacy . . .
  1. NFL Orders Players Not to honor Fallen Police Officers . . .
  1. NFL Fines Player for “Thrusting” . . .
  1. NFL Fines Player for “Hopping” . . .
  1. NFL Players Fined for Mimicking the Taking of a Photograph . . .
  1. NFL Fines Player for Marching in Place . . .
  1. NFL Fines Player Over Raising Awareness for Domestic Violence . . .
Believe me: I could go on and on and on. The fines threatened and levied by the NFL against players who commit various acts of self-expression are nearly endless.
But in summation, here are the incontrovertible facts…
The NFL will not allow its players self-expression that commemorates slain police officers or 9/11.
The NFL will not allow its players to raise awareness for breast cancer or domestic abuse.
The NFL will not allow its players to hop, thrust, march in place, or mimic the taking of a photograph.
From what we can tell, the only act of self-expression the NFL allows is the protesting the American flag and anthem.
Therefore, the values of the NFL are clear.
 Political Cartoons by Tom Stiglich

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