Fake News, NFL, Trump and Protests

It looks increasingly like the NFL and its players are losing badly while Trump and patriotic Americans are winning. Remember when the whole thing started as a protest against “racism”, police brutality and America’s entrenched “unfairness”? Well, now it’s apparently about “unity and equality”, whatever that means.

Funny, but last nights’ expression of unity (locking arms) did not go real well for the players. Leftist news media like Yahoo is desperate to make you think that “fans joined the players” by locking arms, while the WaPo said that “some” fans joined in. I have yet to see any film or picture showing fans joining in. In fact, many brought flags, shouted “USA”, put their hands on their hearts and loudly sang the anthem. It was obvious who’s side they are on, and it was not the players. In the world of leftist media, I guess “some” might equal “two”. Very fake news. Alive and well. Let us call it what it is: left-wing propaganda.

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The NFL, Protests and Trump

Being a big football fan, more college than pro, but nonetheless, I am disturbed with what is going on in the NFL. As such, I decided to boycott yesterday, though I did sneak a peak at the final minute of a game I cared about.

I am sick and tired of uninformed, entitled millionaires who make money most people could only dream of telling us how “terrible, unfair, oppressive, inequitable, or racist” our country is. No, the US is not perfect. There is still racism (though nothing on the scale they would have you believe), there is injustice, there is corruption, there is want. But find me another country that is better. Find me one that is more equitable, free, fair, with more opportunity. Find me another where they could be doing what they are doing for that kind of money. When you disrespect the country, its citizens, its military by not standing at attention for the flag and anthem, you earn all the scorn you get. When you make statements as Colin K. has that cops are pigs and “slave catchers” you have crossed the line. Some defenders will say “first amendment rights”, but that argument does not hold water. The NFL is a private enterprise. It has every right to make its players stand at attention during the anthem. As employees of a private enterprise, the players have no first amendment rights in this case. If they did, they could also flip off the crowd anytime they wanted. The NFL has no right to police political speech of the players off the field, but on-field it absolutely does. Oh, and for the left, do not think for a moment that this is a free-speech issue, it is agenda pushing. Imagine for a minute if five or six players did an on-field protest against abortion. The left’s heads would explode!

Now, I have one critique of Trump although I agree with his “boycott” message. As usual his language was inflammatory while his message was not. It was stupid to say players are “SOB’s who should be fired”. I would have phrased it thusly: “If I were the commissioner or an owner, I would tell my players “stand for the anthem and show respect to the country, or you will be suspended. Continue to do it and you will be cut.” End of story.” But by being his usual blunt, sometimes stupid self, he has escalated things. Neither side seems to be winning yet though I suspect more will side with Trump than the NFL. NFL fans lean conservative, that is a fact. However, it bothers me that he would help elevate this firestorm when last week a mere six players protested, and this week it was 200. Some are likely simply angered at his language, and they have that right.

On Charlottesville Trump Was More Right Than Wrong

I  just wish he had said it better and not been baited by the media. NBC and the BBC, not exactly Trump-friendly, both report that the left came ready to rumble. Unfortunately their reporting is a little late.

http://hotair.com/archives/2017/08/16/nbc-bbc-violent-left-wing-protesters-charlottesville/

https://townhall.com/columnists/anncoulter/2017/08/16/when-liberals-club-people-its-with-love-in-their-hearts-n2369688

 

Dems “Choked” On Russian Hacking

Democrats all the way up to former President Obama knew of the Russian hacking attempt in 2016. The FBI wanted to get involved with the DNC’s hacked emails, but the DNC would not allow it. Why? Because they knew it would uncover damning evidence. Democrats only cared about Russian hacking attempts after Clinton lost. Then they try to blame Trump. There is NO evidence of collusion. Game, set, match.

http://dailycaller.com/2017/06/23/senior-obama-official-on-handling-of-russia-hacks-we-sort-of-choked/?utm_medium=push&utm_source=daily_caller&utm_campaign=push

 

Climate Change Meltdown

Opinion – I believe man-made climate change to be a massive con. At best it is unproven.

Fact – the Paris Climate Accord was non-binding, extorted billions of dollars from the US, did nothing to slow global emissions, and was not appropriately ratified in the US.

Despite this, as was predicted the far-left radicals went into full temper-tantrum mode. The best of the week:

https://thefederalist.com/2017/06/01/15-top-reactions-trumps-withdrawal-paris-climate-deal/#disqus_thread

http://thefederalist.com/2017/06/02/paris-climate-withdrawal-re-triggers-global-warming-doomsday-cult/#disqus_thread