The entire Pittsburgh Steelers team remained in the locker room during the national anthem, with the exception of one player: Army veteran Alejandro Villanueva, who plays offensive tackle for the Steelers.
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Over the transom:
My Leftist friends (as well as many ardent #NeverTrumpers) constantly ask me if I’m not bothered by Donald Trump’s lack of decorum. They ask if I don’t think his tweets are “beneath the dignity of the office.”
Here’s my answer:
We Right-thinking people have tried dignity. There could not have been a man of more quiet dignity than George W. Bush as he suffered the outrageous lies and politically motivated hatreds that undermined his presidency.
We tried statesmanship. Could there be another human being on this earth who so desperately prized “collegiality” as John McCain?
We tried propriety – has there been a nicer human being ever than Mitt Romney?
And the results were always the same. This is because, while we were playing by the rules of dignity, collegiality and propriety, the Left has been, for the past 60 years, engaged in a knife fight where the only rules are those of Saul Alinsky and the Chicago mob.
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My husband dropped his wallet (with hundreds of dollars and all his credit cards) in our drive way and this gentleman picked it up and left it at our doorstep after waiting for a few minutes, because I wouldn’t open the door (for strangers). I later found him. Thanked and rewarded him for his kind gesture. It’s sad that I didn’t trust him to open my door when he was just doing a good deed. Sadly, this is the world we live in today. We hear so much terrible news and barely any good. I think we all need to be reminded that there are still good people out there. His act of kindness cannot go unrecognized. Thank you Tyler.by jeffli6 with 4 comments
I haven’t mentioned much about the NFL players acting like a bunch of immature spoiled brats because I didn’t think much of it, it’s happened before by an NBA player, Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf (born Chris Wayne Jackson on March 9, 1969).
Abdul-Rauf is perhaps best known for the controversy created when he refused to stand for “The Star-Spangled Banner” before games, stating that the flag was a symbol of oppression and that the United States had a long history of tyranny. He said that standing to the national anthem would, therefore, conflict with his Islamic beliefs. On March 12, 1996, the NBA suspended Abdul-Rauf for his refusal to stand, costing Abdul-Rauf $31,707 per missed game.
That was 1996 and nothing much came of it, fast forward to 2016 and the Kaepernick stunt. Kap is available as a free agent to play for any team that will have him, problem is, nobody wants him. This is a self inflicted wound, he didn’t only disrespect the flag, he wore socks depicting cops as pigs and wore a Che Guevara shirt for a press interview. Lovely fellow amiright?
I assumed this would all go away much like it did for Abdul-Rauf but I was wrong.
Here is a link to a list of NFL players who have followed the Kaepernick fiasco. Add to that list college and high school kids and now we hear an entire youth football team, led by their coach kneeling during the anthem. The coach should be fired, not for his beliefs, but for using his 8 year old players as pawns. He has the constitutional right to be a douche bag….the kids don’t know any better.
Thanks to the perpetually oppressed and one Barack Obama this kind of thing isn’t going away, but there is a risk to all the activism. You’re pissing off whitey.
NFL ratings are down again this season and they can’t blame it on the election. The pundits are coming up with insane reasons for the free fall but they are missing the big picture, fans, particularity football fans don’t like being lectured on social justice issues while watching a game, they don’t like it while watching highlights, they don’t like it when ESPN’s hosts are liberal social justice warriors.
These players make millions of dollars to play a game, they are a very small group of individuals lucky enough and talented enough to do it, the majority of people who watch the games are white middle class who work hard for their money and take exception when a millionaire athlete turns his back on something they find sacred, their countries flag.
All I can say to theses pampered athletes, media, activists, and knucklehead pee wee football coaches…..keep it up….keep it up at your own peril. People are turning off the games because of these asinine protests and the NFL has to start paying back networks for failed viewership. Once the league starts losing money the owners start losing money, when the owners start losing money the players start losing money. The league and owners may need to think hard and fast about a player policy that shuts this shit down, the players have the right to do what they are doing, the owners have the right to let them know there are consequences.
Fans are tuning out and parents have their kids playing other sports. Between the concussion problems and activists using the league as a platform for whatever perceived injustice they can conjure up they are effectively killing the golden goose. It won’t be this year or next, but if the trend continues the NFL will end up just another sport that the only people who watch it are die hard fans watching a watered down sport that the majority of Americans really don’t care about.
Like I said….keep it up.by jeffli6 with 4 comments
“Each act of illegal surveillance became more blatant. And when illegal surveillance couldn’t stop Trump’s victory, they had to double down on the illegal surveillance for a coup.
The more Obama spied on Trump, the more he had to keep doing it. This time it was bound to pay off.
Obama and his allies had violated the norms so often for their policy goals that they couldn’t afford to be replaced by anyone but one of their own. The more Obama relied on the imperial presidency of executive orders, the less he could afford to be replaced by anyone who would undo them. The more his staffers lied and broke the law on everything from the government shutdown to the Iran nuke sellout, the more desperately they needed to pull out all the stops to keep Trump out of office. And the more they did it, the more they couldn’t afford not to do it. Abuse of power locks you into the loop familiar to all dictators. You can’t stop riding the tiger. Once you start, you can’t afford to stop.” Keep reading……by jeffli6 with 3 comments
I took great pleasure in watching Nan Pelosi getting bitched down by the very people she is trying to get amnesty for.
She can’t understand how they could turn on her because she is the Empress of the Evil Empire and she has their back (as Obama would say). The betrayal of the illegals must be a stunning set back for her but now she knows what the people she endorses are all about, they want it all and the want it now.
She doesn’t give a swamp rats ass about the Dreamers other than a probable democratic vote and lawn care.
It is was it is Nancy, best you stay in the royal chambers lest the alphabet crowd decides to beat the Botox out of you.by jeffli6 with 3 comments
A few of you have been getting caught up in my spam filter. I went back through and approved the ones I could find but the folder empties automatically so you may have commented and never made the section and for that I apologize. The filter is usually pretty good but sometimes it gets glitchy.by jeffli6 with no comments yet