Now, this is a real American artist. Against the backdrop of a huge American flag, the singer-songwriter Kid Rock performed his song Born Free at a Fenway Park concert in Boston.
Whiskey Riff reported that within a minute into the song, he made his way to a lower level, knelt in front of the crowd, and stopped singing while he bowed his head for a few measures. He then looked out at the crowd and yelled what most of us Patriotic Americans are thinking, “ F*** Colin Kaepernick.”
His strong statement was obviously met with cheers and whistles from the crowd.
Of course, all this went down when Kaepernick was still pretending to play for the San Francisco Forty Niners. When he was put on the bench because he was a so-so player who was too lazy to run the ball.
Here is more on the real reason why Kaepernick was never resigned via The Comeback:
“Richard Sherman and others are concerned that nobody wants Colin Kaepernick because the outspoken quarterback is perhaps too outspoken. He quietly protested the national anthem by taking a knee when it was played before games in 2016, and now there’s a belief that teams don’t want that kind of First Amendment exercising in their locker rooms.
I can’t provide any more proof that teams aren’t blackballing Kaepernick than Sherman can that teams are blackballing him. But I do think history indicates that Kaepernick’s on-field performance has more to do with his lack of employment opportunities than anything else. Here are the reasons why.
1. Kaepernick isn’t a good NFL quarterback
Never really was, although he did take the league by storm, a la Robert Griffin III, early in his career. That was back when defensive coordinators and personnel were still shocked by such uniquely athletic quarterbacks and hadn’t yet figured out how to stop them. Then they did, and Kaepernick was exposed.
Once the league caught up to him, it became obvious that Kaepernick doesn’t know how to hit secondary reads or even consistently manage an NFL offense under center. He misses too many easy passes and bails far too early on promising plays.
In his last four seasons, Kaepernick has completed fewer than 60 percent of his passes, averaging just 7.1 yards per attempt. His 85.9 passer rating since the start of 2014 ranks 25th among 29 quarterbacks who have made at least 25 starts in that span.
That is not a small sample. Statistically and empirically, Kaepernick hasn’t performed consistently well since the 2013 playoffs.
2. Michael Vick, Greg Hardy, Adam Jones, Aldon Smith, Chris Culliver
Vick and his associates murdered dogs, Hardy was arrested for choking his girlfriend and throwing her onto a couch full of assault rifles. Jones pleaded no contest to conspiracy to commit disorderly conduct in connection to a Las Vegas strip club shooting that left a man partially paralyzed. Smith has been arrested at least five times since coming into the league. When asked if there were any gay players on his team, Culliver — who also has a rap sheet — once said this:
“No, we don’t got no gay people on the team, they gotta get up out of here if they do…. Can’t be with that sweet stuff. Nah…can’t be…in the locker room man. Nah.”
All of those guys found work after those incidents, because the NFL is a screwy business in which teams have always been willing to sacrifice moral high ground in order to win. And the better you are, the more likely you are to gain a second, third, fourth, fifth chance.
There’s no other way to explain why those five found new jobs, along with other talented turds. You know, guys like Michael Floyd, Ahmad Brooks, Ray McDonald, Adrian Peterson, Rolando McClain, Albert Haynesworth, Perrish Cox, Kenny Britt, Aqib Talib, Rey Maualuga, Brandon Marshall, Terrell Suggs, Joey Porter, Randy Starks, Frostee Rucker, Santonio Holmes, Kevin Williams, Nick Harper, Tank Williams, Michael Pittman, Muhsin Muhammad, Corey Dillon, Rod Smith and Ray Lewis.
If teams were willing to take the PR hits associated with employing those players, surely some would be willing to sign a guy like Kaepernick, whose jersey sales skyrocketed after he began protesting the anthem last year. Unless, of course, Kaepernick isn’t a good quarterback.
3. He probably thinks he’s a good quarterback
I know — EJ Manuel, Kellen Moore, Mark Sanchez, Zach Mettenberger, Brian Hoyer, Nick Foles, Colt McCoy, Josh McCown, Matt Barkley, Brandon Weeden, Scott Tolzien and Ryan Mallett all have jobs, and none of those guys are very good. In fact, I don’t think anyone would argue that any of the quarterbacks I just listed are better than Kaepernick.
But that doesn’t mean much, because none are viewed as starters, none are paid as starters and none pretend to be starters. They’re on rosters as quarterback insurance, and most of them are regular pocket quarterbacks who can serve as a poor man’s version of the starter they’re backing up.
In that respect, Kaepernick’s unique skill set could be hurting him. He isn’t a carbon copy of anything. He’s the type of player that you build an offense around if he’s good enough. But if he’s not good enough, there isn’t much of a role for him.
Kaepernick is also a bigger celebrity than every backup in the league, which could have him and his agent seeking a contract that will pay him something at least close to the $14.3 million he made in 2016. But nobody listed above is slated to make more than $6 million in 2017, and most will make a hell of a lot less than that.
That same dynamic might also explain why the more accomplished Jay Cutler remains a free agent. But nobody is suggesting he’s been blackballed.
Kaepernick isn’t very good, but for years he’s been led to believe otherwise. In a league where teams refuse to give up on talented turds but can live without semi-talented good guys, that’s the primary reason why he continues to linger on the free agent market.”
One thing we do have to to do is hand it to Kaepernick, the man is a marketing genius. When he saw his NFL career was about to come to an end he, and some rumor his girlfriend, devised a plan to call attention to himself by kneeling during the national anthem and wearing socks depicting cops as pigs to the Niner practice back in 2016.
Kaepernick has every right to kneel for the National Anthem if his employer allows it. But freedom of speech doesn’t mean freedom from consequences. Consequences that we can rest assured will follow him the rest of his life. And the same goes for Nike who has now made a spectacle of themselves by making this man the face of their 30 year “Just Do It” campaign. Which has left most of the business world asking why Nike strived to alienate the majority of their American customers who make over 40% of their annual sales.
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Yuma Mayor Declares Emergency Over Migrant Crisis – City Overrun
This story originally appeared on WeBuildTheWall.news & was edited & republished with permission:
Sounds like a humanitarian and a national security crisis to me and I’m not the only one who sees it that way. Yuma Mayor Douglas Nicholls just declared an emergency in his city due to what he said was the strain caused by the incoming flow of migrants. The agents and authorities are simply being overwhelmed and swarmed by these invaders.
1,800 came over the border in one day… one day! Half of those detained on Tuesday crossing over from Mexico were found in the El Paso, Texas area, according to officials. Border patrol said more than 980 were apprehended before 5 am after crossing in three large groups. Yuma is having just as rough a time of it.
Mayor Nicholls went public with this on Facebook. He explained that he “proclaimed a local emergency” in the city “due to the migrant family releases overwhelming the local shelter system.” And it’s not just the sheer numbers of illegal immigrants… it’s the economic burden, the crime, the drugs, the danger to children and disease that is playing into this massive emergency state.
Nicholls is begging the government to step in and do something here. I don’t blame him in the least. They need help and fast. “I am calling upon the federal government to alleviate the humanitarian crisis in Yuma, as our NGO’s are overcapacity and cannot sustain providing this aid,” the post said. Here’s a thought – ship all of them to sanctuary cities just as Trump proposed. Works for me. Better yet, don’t let them in at all unless they come here legally.
From Fox News:
“Nicholls, in a video, laid out his reasoning behind the declaration, saying that he ultimately feels that its what’s best for both Yuma and the incoming migrants.
“So it’s with a heavy heart that I declare that we’re at this point but it is something that I believe we need to do to make sure that our community is maintained and that the human rights of all the migrants are also maintained and that we have a path forward that respects both,” he said.
“The city of Yuma, Ariz., also tweeted about the proclamation, citing Nicholls, claiming that released migrants were coming into the area faster than they were leaving.
“The move by the local official comes after President Trump declared a national emergency at the nation’s southern border earlier this year.”
Mayor: Migrants being released into the community faster than they are departing, and shelters and the staff to run them are at max capacity. A state of emergency is declared.
— City of Yuma (@cityofyuma) April 16, 2019
“The transportation network is just insufficient to keep up with demand,” Nicholls said. “And the backlog of people staying at the shelter has created this capacity issue.” The media and the left are playing it up that the poor illegal immigrants don’t have money for bus fare to go to relatives while they await their court date. But the issue here is that they should not be here in the first place.
Now, the city is hoping for a FEMA response. In signing the declaration, Nicholls said he hopes to draw national attention to the plight of local communities struggling with a federal issue, adding that he’s talking to officials in other border cities and calling on them to issue similar emergency declarations. The mayor stated that he had spoken to Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, who signaled his support for the declaration.
Today I proclaimed a local emergency in Yuma, due to the migrant family releases overwhelming the local shelter system. I am calling upon the federal government to alleviate the humanitarian crisis in Yuma, as our NGO’s are overcapacity and cannot sustain providing this aid. I signed the proclamation of emergency and soon after spoke with media at approximately 3:15 pm (MST). You can view via the video below:
Posted by Douglas Nicholls, Yuma Mayor on Tuesday, April 16, 2019
“We will review any declaration once we receive it,” according to a statement Tuesday night from Patrick Ptak, a Ducey spokesman. “Ultimately, this humanitarian crisis is the result of Congress’ failure to act. It will only be solved by Congress actually doing something, and the governor has vocally urged Congress to quit playing politics and take action. If only they would.
“In the wake of their inaction, our office is working with local governments, non-profits and our federal partners to maximize available resources and ensure proper coordination between ICE officials and groups providing temporary services to migrants.”
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— Brian Kolfage (@BrianKolfage) April 11, 2019
Nicholls fears hungry migrants roaming the streets. He should fear much worse than that. “This isn’t a natural disaster,” Nicholls said. “But it is a disaster.”
“… the local emergency exceeds control of the services, personnel, equipment and facilities of the City of Yuma and requires the combined efforts, cooperation, and resources of the Yuma community including local and non-profit agencies such as the Red Cross, Catholic Community Services, The Salvation Army, Yuma Community Food Bank, churches, the County of Yuma, the State of Arizona, and the United States of America,” the statement said.
It’s long past time for the wall to be built and We Build The Wall should start their project this month. Meanwhile, President Trump is still scratching and fighting for every mile of barrier put up. Put the blame of all this where it belongs… squarely on the left. #WeBuildTheWall
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