Growing up, I was taught to revere the National Anthem and the Pledge of Allegiance. I was schooled in how to love my country, honor our heroes and to respect our leaders. My, how times have changed.
Those days don’t come back evidently and the America that I have cherished and loved my entire life is almost unrecognizable these days. Except for pockets of middle America. They still love the flag, the National Anthem, their country, our heroes and apple pie in places where a day’s hard work is a badge of honor. Not something to be ashamed of.
The National Anthem has become a controversial topic these days with football players kneeling and raising revolutionary fists to fight a non-existent (in my opinion) oppression. And what is even worse, a great deal of America seems to not see anything wrong with it and many people even agree with the sentiment that embodies hatred of America, police, veterans and our flag. SMH.
Of course, President Trump and conservatives are outraged by this but that doesn’t seem to give the movement much pause. You can’t just hold your hand over your heart and profess your love of country anymore… no, you have to take a political stand. It makes me want to cry. And if that pierces my soul imagine how it rips the heart out of those who fought and bled for America.
One of the reasons I have always loved Idaho is that they know what is real… what is worth fighting and dying for. They aren’t afraid to get their hands dirty from work and they love what America is with all their heart and soul. One farmer just proved that by stopping, looking across a field and putting his hand over his heart. He’s someone the leftist elitists would look down on and dismiss. He is the epitome of the forgotten man.
When the Farmer stops farming to stand for the national anthem at our soccer game ??? Vallivue vs Middleton on…
A photo was snapped on the 17th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks and it is going viral. The pic reminds people of a simpler time in America. A throwback to Reagan and before… when we weren’t all plugged in and outraged over every perceived injustice.
From the Conservative Tribune:
“Before a girls’ soccer game in Caldwell, Idaho, the crowd faced a half-mast flag during the anthem … and in a field adjacent to the sports arena, a simply-dressed farmer stopped his work and parked his tractor to respectfully stand in unison.
“When the farmer stops farming to stand for the National Anthem at our soccer game,” posted a fan page of the Vallivue High School soccer team.
“The simple post had over 28,000 shares on Facebook at the time of this article’s publication.
“Caldwell is a town of about 46,000 people in Canyon County, Idaho. The city has a rich agricultural history that goes back to the late 1800’s.
“At this time, not much is known about the farmer who decided to pause his work to respect the National Anthem at the nearby school. He appears to be a young man, and his clean-cut appearance and bearing prompted several online commenters to wonder if he had served in the military.
“It was a simple gesture, but one that stands in stark contrast against the self-absorbed preening of professional athletes today. While protesters in the NFL seem to seek attention from cameras, the farmer in the viral photo most likely had no idea that he was captured in the shot by a long-range lens.
“In a lot of ways, he perfectly represents the heartland America that so many of us know: hardworking, honest, patriotic.
“That heartland is the backbone of our country, yet is seen as “flyover country” by far too many elitists. While politicians and busy-bodies are trying to tell the rest of the country what to do, they could learn a few things by getting their hands dirty in places like Idaho.”
Caldwell, Idaho is a wonderful and patriotic community. The farmer is probably pretty much cut from the same cloth as painters, construction workers, police officers, veterans, first responders and all others in the community. If they were near the National Anthem playing, you would most likely see them pause their work and put their hand over their heart while standing to honor the National Anthem and America.
Instead of obsessing over Nikes, perhaps America should pay more attention to the mud-caked boots of those who have made this the greatest nation on earth. Just a thought.
A thousand of these overpaid athletes, who show their disdain for the National Anthem, simply aren’t worth even one of these farmers. Frankly, I’d rather watch the fields be tilled any day of the week than watch football players who embrace hate and bigotry. That farmer just put those kneeling NFL players to shame big time.
Go watch a kid’s soccer game or a local football game. Most likely, they won’t kneel and you will feel good about things once more. What you see in the NFL is not who America is. It never will be.
9/11 was a day of remembrance. For many, there is still grief that fills Americans’ hearts over the loss of loved ones and friends on that fateful Tuesday morning seventeen years ago. It’s worth remembering all our heroes who truly make this country great. These are people in jeans and T-shirts… who aren’t perfect by any means and most aren’t wealthy. But they are true Americans and they are true slices of Americana.
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Tom Brady Yells ‘Reagan, Reagan!’ During Super Bowl And The Responses Are Hilarious
In one of the coolest moments in football history (as far as I’m concerned), New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady made an unusual call during a play last night during the Super Bowl. Brady stepped to the line of scrimmage during the third quarter of the Super Bowl on Sunday night, took one look at how the Los Angeles Rams’ defense was squared up and decided to change the play right then and there. And it set social media on fire all over again.
Brady could clearly be heard on a microphone invoking the name of President Ronald Reagan. “Reagan! Reagan!” Brady yelled. I was already rooting for the Pats but they won my heart forever right then and there. How insanely cool is that? After the snap, he handed off the football to running back Sony Michel, who ran toward the right for a 4-yard gain, SB Nation reported.
Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo commented that Brady’s call must have meant “run to the right.” And just like that, the New England Patriots became the official team of the Republican Party. President Trump is loved by Brady and Belichick, as well as others on the team. It would seem that Reagan is held dear as well.
You gotta love the Pats trolling the left in the Super Bowl. Epic. The blue checkmark crowd on Twitter came unglued after this on both the right and the left. Good times.
- “I love it,” one Twitter user noted. “Tom Brady shouted Reagan Reagan, and then they ran to the right. I officially love Tom Brady, and the Patriots are officially the team of the Republican Party.”
- “Tom Brady just called ‘Reagan Reagan,’ which according to Tony Romo means run to the right,” another added. “I now concede that Tom Brady is the GOAT.”
- “CNN Breaking News: Tom Brady yells Reagan Reagan before play. 12-person panel has been assembled to discuss Brady’s clear racism,” another joked.
“Of course Reagan means run to the RIGHT”
— PARIS (@PARISDENNARD) February 4, 2019
Liberals, however, were not amused:
- “Y’all still hype up Tom Brady as if he isn’t a racist trump lover???” one Twitter user asked. “Did y’all not hear the Reagan thing either??? Or are we choosing to ignore those things???”
- “OF COURSE Tom Brady would have an audible named after Ronald Reagan,” another noted. “God I hate Tom Brady.”
- “Ronald Reagan and Tom Brady are both pieces of s**t,” yet another succinctly put it.
Tom Brady calling out “Reagan” as a play name is so politically fraught.
— Josh Gondelman (@joshgondelman) February 4, 2019
The Conservative Tribune posited a very believable reason for the call:
“Third, the Patriots have often been known to thumb their noses at decorum and have no problem running a score up or rubbing their opponents’ faces in the dirt to send a message. It would not be a stretch at all to consider “Reagan” an overtly intentional play call given how much flak Brady, Patriots coach Bill Belichick, and team owner Robert Kraft have gotten from the left about their association and friendship with Trump.”
The New England Patriots won the Super Bowl 13 to 3 much to the horror of leftists across the nation. It was the lowest scoring Super Bowl in history. Corbin Smith of The Daily Beast who wrote that the Patriots are “the preferred team of white nationalists,” must have stroked out over it.
This is Brady’s unprecedented sixth NFL championship. And Reagan lives on. Go Pats!
Tom Brady just yelled “REAGAN!” To call an audible. I assume that’s where the tight end goes in motion and “Trickles down” the side line
Thanks everybody you’ve been a great crowd
— Corey Ryan Forrester (@CoreyRForrester) February 4, 2019
I love it. Tom Brady shouted Reagan Reagan and then they ran to the right. I officially love Tom Brady and the Patriots are officially the team of the Republican Party. @GOP.
— Carmine Sabia (@CarmineSabia) February 4, 2019
I feel like Tom Brady shouts about Reagan off the field too.
— Aaron Nemo (@aaronnemo) February 4, 2019
Crap, man, Brady just audibled to “Reagan” in the #SuperBowl so Woke Twitter gonna hate them even more.
— Steve Deace (@SteveDeaceShow) February 4, 2019
Brady used "Reagan" as an audible and I thought they were going to try to drug all the black players
— Zito (@_Zeets) February 4, 2019
Tom Brady: “Reagan! Reagan!”
— Josiah Johnson (@KingJosiah54) February 4, 2019
hahahaha Reagan Reagan now the Pats are trolling with the play calls
— Sonny Bunch (@SonnyBunch) February 4, 2019
Daily Beast: Patriots Are ‘Preferred Team Of White Nationalists’
The Daily Beast’s author Corbin Smith really went off on the New England Patriots before the Super Bowl. Unfortunately for him, the Pats won. In a very weird, racist screed that just oozed anger and hatred, Smith called the Patriots fans Team MAGA,” the living manifestation of “MAGA scum,” and, perhaps most stunning of all, “the preferred team of white nationalists.” He also called Boston a racist city for what it is worth. Boston is no such thing and neither are the Patriots.
Smith said that Patriots fans were complicit in the white nationalism and he really went after Tom Brady, coach Bill Belichick, and the team owner Robert Kraft. He calls them all “supporters” of President Trump. Smith referred to Brady as “unnerving” because at a rally he led a chant of “we’re still here.” Smith claims Brady is a “square-jawed grifter throwing red meat to the hogs at an alt-right rally, screaming at the libs who thought Nancy Pelosi and her gender warriors were gonna keep DECENT AMERICAN FOLKS from BEING HERE.”
Their star quarterback, coach, and owner all supported Trump. But that’s not the only thing that makes the Patriots the preferred team of white nationalists https://t.co/C1KnQNXa9b
— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) February 3, 2019
“This past weekend, the Super Bowl-bound New England Patriots held a rally for their sweatiest fans at Gillette Stadium. Brady gave a speech. It ended… unnervingly.
Brady leads a “We’re still here” chant then flings the mic.
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) January 27, 2019
“WE’RE STILL HERE! WE’RE STILL HERE! Obviously, Brady is referring to his aging, decrepit, cheating-ass squad’s progression to the big game. But, imagine you didn’t know anything about football, or who Tom Brady was, or anything like that. You would think that you were watching some square-jawed grifter throwing red meat to the hogs at an alt-right rally, screaming at the libs who thought Nancy Pelosi and her gender warriors were gonna keep DECENT AMERICAN FOLKS from BEING HERE.
“Of course, even if you do know stuff about Brady you may still think he’s on his way to pursuing this line of grifting. He flashed a red MAGA hat, an accouterment that is gaining more and more traction as a symbol of white nationalism in America, in his locker back in the primary days. He wasn’t the only one! Patriots’ Coach Bill Belichick wrote a goddamn letter to Trump right before the end of the campaign that basically amounted to an endorsement, that Trump then read on stage. And Pats’ owner Robert Kraft is also his pal, and was even shouted out at Trump’s pre-Inauguration dinner in D.C. for his most deep-pocketed donors.”
This passes for “journalism”? Who at the Daily Beast would let this appear? The media truly doesn’t understand how it continues to undermine itself. https://t.co/gYfoQT21CZ
— Ari Fleischer (@AriFleischer) February 3, 2019
This was another part of Smith’s twisted argument:
“The whole institution of Boston sports, from root to stem, is tinged with the sort of racism that brought Trump into office. The Boston Red Sox were the last MLB team to desegregate, more than a decade after Jackie Robinson entered the league. The Sox’s first owner, Tom Yawkey, was an infamous racist whose speech was peppered with racial slurs. Larry Bird became a symbol of white resentment during his time in the NBA, his jersey appearing as a symbol of white entitlement to black spaces in Spike Lee’s Do the Right Thing. His large teammate, Kevin McHale, was spotted at a Trump rally during the election.
“Look, it doesn’t matter if the Patriots like it or not, they are the official team of American White Nationalism, the MAGA Boys On the Field. You can’t implicitly or explicitly support Trump, who reads speeches written by Stephen Miller as a matter of course, play in a market whose sporting culture is renowned for its racism, have a decade-plus organizational obsession with undersized white receivers, and be called, no shit, the Patriots, without getting the vile Fox News Soup that poisoned half the country on your shirt. Try to put on a bib of distancing yourself, deflecting questions, telling everyone your wife told you to stop talking about it, that shit isn’t gonna work. You’re the MAGA Kid. It’s on you forever. It stalks and haunts you.
“When you root for the Patriots, you are associating yourself with a virulent and revolting strain of politics that seeks to Make America Great Again—which is to say, white, European, English-speaking. And look, I understand if you’ve been rooting for Boston teams your whole life. Fandom is a hard drug to quit. But please, look at yourself, look at who these guys put out for, and reconsider. Think about if you would want to find yourself in a crowd of sweaty, white men chanting WE’RE STILL HERE while a Trump supporter egged you on. Are you one-hundred percent sure you’re comfortable with that?”
“But why do more and more normal Americans dislike the hard working, selfless, daring firefighters of democracy known as journalists?” they asked, without irony https://t.co/fX4bs0bDJx
— Buck Sexton (@BuckSexton) February 3, 2019
It was one of the most bizarre pieces I have ever read, even for The Daily Beast. Anyone who even remotely supports Trump is evidently a racist in his eyes. A MAGA hat seen with Brady is surely what set this guy off originally back in 2015. Brady may have been friends and a golfing buddy to Trump but he has never publically supported him.
Belichick wrote a “letter” to Trump that Trump often refers to in his campaign speeches. Kraft donated $1 million to Trump’s inauguration committee and got a “shout out” from Trump at the event. Kraft and Trump have since parted ways over a difference of opinion over NFL players kneeling during the National Anthem.
Why, are they also supported by the Virginia Democratic Party or something? https://t.co/7OlKJ2lbWM
— Orange Muppet Energy (@sunnyright) February 3, 2019
Social media tore Smith to shreds as they should have over this silliness. When President Trump wins a second term, look for this guy to accuse the entire nation of racism and white nationalism. He’s unhinged and needs help. But then, this is The Daily Beast we are speaking of.