If players were concerned about violence and injustice, why not collect a voluntary 10 percent contribution from the league’s multimillionaire players and use it to fund programs that address systematic and lethal violence in inner-city communities such as Baltimore or Chicago?
The problem with the NFL is not just Donald Trump, but the greater dilemma that the league’s reason to be has become predicated on a labyrinth of lies.
The majority of the viewing audience is not young, hip, and loyal as hyped, but, even if fading, still largely reflects the majorities in red-state America that have no patience with gratuitous insults to the National Anthem and flag. The NFL apparently never grasped the political truism that you never insult your base and core supporters; sympathetic CNN talking heads and the solidarity of progressive political activists will not turn around sagging revenues, but will only contribute to them.
Outside the NFL bubble today, most of America, to the extent it still watches, now sees Sunday afternoon pop demonstrations as increasingly a farce, played out among players who appear neither exploited nor as exemplary model sportsmen, but rather as overpaid and pampered. Given the NFL’s enormous overhead, even a 10–20 percent reduction in attendance and viewing could send financial tsunamis throughout the league.
Trump’s latest salvo came in an early morning tweet in which he said: “If NFL fans refuse to go to games until players stop disrespecting our Flag and Country, you will see change take place fast. Fire or suspend!”
President Donald Trump on Sunday urged fans to boycott National Football League games to pressure it to fire or suspend players who kneel in protest during the national anthem, intensifying a battle over politics, social justice and race in America’s most popular sport.
But in the first NFL game since Trump touched off the spat Friday with an expletive-laden speech to supporters in Alabama, at least a dozen players on the Baltimore Ravens and Jacksonsville Jaguars, playing in London, took a knee Sunday during the playing of “The Star-Spangled banner.”
Others stood and locked arms in a show of solidarity. More protests were expected Sunday as the rest of the games of week three of the season were played.
It was one of the largest such protests since former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who is African American, first began refusing to stand for the anthem in 2016.
The protest spread Saturday to Major League Baseball for the first time: a black Oakland Athletics catcher named Bruce Maxwell knelt during the anthem before a game in California.
An exasperated student at Bridgewater State University decided Monday to expose her professor’s extensive rants against President Trump and his supporters. After noticing that Professor Garrett Nichols assigned readings that “emphasized Obama and Bill Clinton and even made fun of Bush,” Alyssa Hood discovered several “astonishing” anti-Trump posts on his Facebook page. In one post, shortly after the 2016 election, Nichols declared “F**k Donald Trump,” and “F**k ANYONE who voted for Donald Trump.”
An exasperated student at Bridgewater State University decided Monday to expose her professor’s extensive rants against President Trump and his supporters.
Alyssa Hood, a junior at Bridgewater State, told Campus Reform that she noticed that her reading assignments for a course taught by Professor Garrett Nichols “emphasized Obama and Bill Clinton and even made fun of Bush,” explaining that she “put two and two together [when she] started getting into the reading assignments and realized that he was definitely a Democrat.”
Hood then decided to check out Nichols’ public Facebook profile, discovering a series of astonishing tweets that corresponded closely with her experience in class.
“A classroom is somewhere politics should be left out of but it hasn’t been and it has been clear in our readings and some class discussion as well as publicly posting on Facebook!” she wrote in a Facebook post. “Way to go Bridgewater for creating an uncomfortable learning environment brought on by one of your own Professors!”
“These other powers are going to gang up on Mr. Trump, and he’s going to find out, ‘You’re fired,’” Brown said.
California Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday called President Donald Trump’s approach to climate change and North Korea “stupid and dangerous and silly,” sharpening his criticism of the president and comparing his supporters to cave dwellers.
“They’re both kind of very similar,” Brown said at a climate change event in New York. “You should check out the derivation of ‘Trump-ite’ and ‘troglodyte,’ because they both refer to people who dwell in deep, dark caves.”
Brown, the Democratic governor of the nation’s most populous state, has been rushing to recruit other state and local governments to sign onto their own nonbinding climate agreements in defiance of Trump. At an event coinciding with the United Nations meeting in New York, Brown said Trump’s election has made it easier to promote climate-related policies, with the rise of a “real adversary that is not believable, is not credible.”
“President Trump is the null hypothesis, which he’s proven,” Brown said. “Everything he’s doing is … stupid and dangerous and silly. I mean, come on, really, calling the North Korean dictator ‘Rocket Man’? … He is accelerating the reversal through his own absurdity.”
Posted onSeptember 17, 2017byifnm|Comments Off on The day that destroyed the working class and sowed the seeds of Trump
“Those numbers only reflect the jobs that were lost in the plant; the ripple effect was equally devastating. Grocery stores, pizza shops, gas stations, restaurants, department stores, car dealerships, barber shops all saw their business plummet and they started closing,” said Steinbeck.
Forty years ago, on Sept. 19, thousands of men walked into the Campbell Works of Youngstown Sheet and Tube along the Mahoning River before the early shift.
Like every fall morning, they were armed with lunch pails and hard hats; the only worry on their minds was the upcoming Pittsburgh Steelers game on “Monday Night Football.” The only arguing you heard was whether quarterback Terry Bradshaw had fully recovered from the dramatic hit he took from a Cleveland Browns player the season before.
It was just before 7 a.m., and the fog that had settled over the river was beginning to lift. As the sun began to streak through mist, the men made their way into the labyrinth of buildings where they worked.
In the next hour their lives would change forever.
From then on, this date in 1977 would be known as Black Monday in the Steel Valley, which stretches from Mahoning and Trumbull counties in Ohio eastward toward Pittsburgh. It is the date when Youngstown Sheet and Tube abruptly furloughed 5,000 workers all in one day.
Posted onSeptember 16, 2017byifnm|Comments Off on Kelly told Trump Mexico was on the verge of collapse like Venezuela: report
Kelly thinks Mexico may collapse, yet still doesn’t want the US to have a border wall. Really makes you think…
White House chief of staff John Kelly likened Mexico to Venezuela during a conversation with President Trump this month, telling Trump that Mexico was similarly on the verge of collapse, according to The New York Times.
Kelly made the comments to Trump after the president met with Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
Kelly has long been an advocate for increased security measures along the U.S. southern border, and made that a focus of his efforts during his short tenure as Homeland Security secretary.
The Trump administration is currently under fire from the president’s base for not making enough progress on building the wall, which was one of his key campaign promises in 2016.
Venezuela is facing a wave of violent antigovernment protests, resulting in numerous deaths in recent months. The South American country is dealing with food and medicine shortages, as well as hyper inflation.
Mexico is an important U.S. ally in both trade and law enforcement.
Posted onSeptember 15, 2017byifnm|Comments Off on Laura Ingraham: ‘Maybe We’re Going to Have to Primary This President in 2020’ (Audio)
“This is the opportunity Donald Trump has to establish himself as a champion of the everyman,” she continued. “And he campaigned on that. Now he can actually be that. If he just does what he says he’s going to do in the campaign, he’ll be wildly popular. But he’s never going to please the DREAMers. He’s never going to please the Democrats. Even if he does a deal with the Democrats on the DREAMers, they’re not going to like him. They’re just going to use him.”
Friday on her nationally syndicated radio show, conservative talker Laura Ingraham shared some of the reactions she had gotten from her listeners about President Donald Trump’s reported deal with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) over the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) immigration policy.
According to Ingraham, respondents were dissatisfied with Trump’s decision for the most part and added that some had even called for primarying him in 2020, which Ingraham indicated she was open to that suggestion.
“Your voices are being heard,” Ingraham said. “Your comments are being heard – everything from the word ‘outrage’ to ‘betrayal’ to ‘disappointment’ to ‘sadness’ to ‘primary him.’ That’s the other phrase we heard yesterday repeatedly. Look, we have to primary senators. Maybe we’re going to have to primary this president in 2020. We thought he was a conservative populist. We thought he was a nationalist on issues of immigration. If he is not, then we’re going to have to find someone who is.”
Posted onSeptember 7, 2017byifnm|Comments Off on Ann Coulter: We Made Donald %#&@ Trump PRESIDENT — What Else Can We Do?
Congress has tried to sneak through amnesties three times in a little more than a decade. Every time, the American people somehow found out — despite the best efforts of the press — rose up in a rage and killed the proposed bills.
In 2006, President Bush got the brilliant idea to push amnesty on the country. His party was wiped out the very next time voters could get to the polls.
Liberals like to claim that their brave opposition to the Iraq War led to the midterm slaughter, but, as I recall, they were against that war in the 2004 presidential election, too, and Bush won. An April 2006 Washington Post–ABC News poll — taken about a month after Bush launched his amnesty crusade — showed that more Americans approved of Bush’s handling of the Iraq War than approved of his handling of immigration. In nearly every poll on Bush’s handling of immigration that year, a huge majority of the public disapproved.
Three years ago, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor lost his seat to an unknown economics professor, Dave Brat, by a whopping 55 percent to 45 percent, despite outspending Brat 40-to-1. It was the first time in history a member of leadership had lost a primary. (This despite Cantor being one of the “Young Guns”!) Brat had explicitly attacked Cantor for supporting amnesty.
Most spectacularly, last year, an utterly implausible presidential candidate crushed all his opponents — including the media — and won the White House by promising to deport illegals and build a wall.
Corey Feldman has created a new INDIGOGO campaign, but this time its not to raise $ for an album, or tour, but it is about something much more important. Corey is attempting to make his life story into a Major Motion Picture. His idea was created in response to the tens of thousands of comments he receives urging him to come forward with details about his abusers while growing up as a child in the industry. The plan is simple, donate now, get the answers you seek, while affording him the ability to protect his family, and cover the legal costs while he prepares to take a stand against the sick and twisted power mongers in the world of Entertainment and beyond.
I watch Hollywood awards ceremonies where a supposed artist screams out for punching people in the face for political disagreements, and the entire horde of Botoxed brain zombies leaps to their feet in an ungodly and unholy howl of rampant bloodlust approval.
“We can call it Cultural Marxism, but at the end of the day, we experience it on a day to day basis, by that I mean a minute by minute, second by second basis. It’s political correctness and it’s multiculturalism.” – Andrew Breitbart