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Nike Pulls Betsy Ross Flag Sneaker After Kaepernick Says It’s Racist

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Nike just doesn’t get it and if there is justice out there they will go out of business over stunts like this one. It’s not ‘woke’ to hate America… it’s treasonous. Nike was marketing an American flag-themed shoe called the “Betsy Ross” for the Fourth of July… that is until NFL quarterback-turned-political activist Colin Kaepernick, who inked a multi-million dollar sponsorship deal with Nike last year, complained about it. Nike yanked the shoe from production and showed their fealty to Kaepernick and Black Lives Matter over America and her founding.

Allegedly, Kaepernick told Nike that he found the very idea of the shoe “offensive.” Not as “offensive” as most Americans find him, trust me. “The sneaker giant created the Air Max 1 USA in celebration of the July Fourth holiday, and it was slated to go on sale this week. The heel of the shoe featured a U.S. flag with 13 white stars in a circle, a design created during the American Revolution and commonly referred to as the Betsy Ross flag,” the Wall Street Journal reports. Kaepernick says it hearkens back to the slavery era in America.

From The Daily Wire:

“The shoe shipped out to retailers this week, but Nike quickly recalled the shoe and demanded retailers return their stock, leaving customers confused. The shoe isn’t available for sale on the brand’s website and a statement from Nike said only that the company decided against releasing the sneaker because it featured an “old version of the American flag.”

“But, it turns out, Nike was responding to a request from Kaepernick himself, who saw the shoe online and complained directly to Nike’s top brass.

“After images of the shoe were posted online, Mr. Kaepernick, a Nike endorser, reached out to company officials saying that he and others felt the Betsy Ross flag is an offensive symbol because of its connection to an era of slavery, the people said,” per the WSJ. “Some users on social media responded to posts about the shoe with similar concerns. Mr. Kaepernick declined to comment.”

“Kaepernick has been out of the National Football League for several years now, but is best known for protesting racism by kneeling during the national anthem, played during the pre-game ceremonies for most NFL games. A number of players across the league followed suit after President Donald Trump complained about the demonstrations and called out Kaepernick by name.

“After turning down a one-year contract extension with the San Francisco 49ers, hoping he’d get picked up by a more prominent team, Kaepernick was left jobless. He eventually sued the NFL and team owners claiming they “colluded” to lock him out of the league, possibly in concert with President Trump himself. That lawsuit settled in March for less than $10 million, according to Fox Business, far less than Kaepernick and his fellow plaintiffs anticipated.

“In the meantime, Kaepernick has become a Nike spokesperson, and the deal has worked well for both parties. Kaepernick has remained employed in some capacity, and Nike’s sales rose 4% in 2018 to more than $10 billion, even though Nike triggered a boycott after announcing its partnership with the controversial former second-string QB.”

The “Betsy Ross” sneaker was supposed to feature a red, white, and blue color scheme with an image of the “Betsy Ross” flag embroidered on the back. The “Betsy Ross” flag is an American flag with just 13 stars in a circle that represent the 13 original colonies. It doesn’t get any more American than that.

To make matters even worse and more embarrassing for Nike, the company had finished production of the shoe and had already shipped it out to retail outlets nationwide. The cost of recalling the shoes must be impressive. Hope Kaepernick is worth it… hint… he’s not. Not all of the iconic shoes made it back to the manufacturer, though. The Wall Street Journal reports that sneaker collectors are snapping up pairs of the “Betsy Ross” Air Max 1 USA on secondary sale sites for as much as $950. The shoes originally sold for $140 a pair. Gotta love American capitalism.

Nike being weaselly as they are, gave the following statement: “Nike has chosen not to release the Air Max 1 Quick Strike Fourth of July as it featured the old version of the American flag,” a spokeswoman for the company said. Bull crap. It’s the flag period that has Kaepernick incensed. Any excuse will do to spread hatred of the red, white, and blue.

“No more @nike sneakers for our family,” Fox News host Laura Ingraham tweeted in reaction to the news. And she is far from alone in that sentiment.

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey lashed out at Nike over Twitter, saying that he is asking the state’s Commerce Authority to withdraw all financial incentives for the company to locate there. Good for him.

Republican Senator Ted Cruz tweeted that it’s a good thing Nike “only wants to sell sneakers to people who hate the American flag.” Now, that’s the unvarnished truth and very well put. That’s going to leave a mark. I agree with Cruz, when it comes to Nike and Kaepernick, “Just don’t do it.” I’ll never shop with Nike again after this.


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NYC To Allow Public School Students To Change Their Gender & Name Without Documentation

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New York City is going further and further down the sewer hole these days. Public school students can now change their gender status on school records without any legal documentation and play for the sports teams of their preference, the Department of Education has announced. They have to have permission from their parents to do so but it is usually the parents who encourage this confusion and twisted sickness to begin with. In New York City it no longer matters what your birth certificate says.

“Schools are safe havens for students to develop their passions and discover their true identities, and these new guidelines celebrate and affirm all students,” said Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza in a statement. “This Pride Month, I’m thrilled to send a clear message to our students — we celebrate you, we respect you, and we support you.” Pushing perversion in public schools has become mainstream – parents are forewarned.

From The New York Post:

“After submitting a newly created “name and gender change request form,” all school-related documents and data — including report cards, diplomas, and enrollment numbers — will reflect the requested designations.

“With this updated policy, which allows students to change their name and gender on school records without legal documentation, we are signaling our support for all students regardless of gender identity,” City Council Speaker Corey Johnson said in a statement celebrating the changes.

“Kids and their families will also be able to self-report names and genders when enrolling in a DOE school.

“The regulations will permanently modify how schools calculate their demographics. Instead of tabulating gender numbers through birth certificates, administrators will now rely on self-reported information.

“The rule is part of a larger set of new DOE initiatives aimed at minimizing gender-specific practices inside city classrooms.

“Schools will now be barred from tailoring any uniforms — including graduation gowns — to gender.

“School dress codes must be … free of gender stereotypes and must be written, enforced, and applied equally to all students regardless of gender,” the DOE said.

“The new dress code rules will help ease “the trauma that can be unintentionally inflicted on girls, trans, and gender-nonconforming youth, particularly youth of color, by the uneven application and enforcement of dress codes,” Councilman Mark Treyger said in a statement.

“Dividing sex-ed classes by gender has now also been officially prohibited in city schools, according to the DOE.

“These new guidelines additionally specify that puberty education classes must be inclusive and affirming to all genders, gender identities, and sexual orientations, and use gender-inclusive language throughout,” the department said.

“The DOE added that LGBTQ-related subject matters will become mandatory for all city kids so that “multiple forms of diversity, including gender and sexual orientation, are recognized, understood, and regarded as indispensable sources of knowledge for rigorous teaching and learning,” the DOE said.

“New York City is proud to be leading on policies that allow New Yorkers across the gender spectrum to be themselves in every single area of their lives, especially our schools,” First Lady Chirlane McCray said in a statement.”

This means that children in public schools in NYC will be forced to learn about gay sex and all that it entails. Sex ed will also ramp up even more much to the chagrin of most parents. This is the deliberate destruction of morality and the family unit – the communists must be delighted with this development.

Doesn’t the national Department of Education have sway over the state chapters? This is sheer insanity and should not be allowed. This is not ‘inclusive’ – it’s deranged.

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TOO LATE: Starbucks Apologizes For Barista Kicking Cops Out Of AZ Coffee Shop

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I think we all can say its a little too late now for an apology. Starbucks is overrated and overpriced for crappy coffee.

If you are uncomfortable around police officers..are you wanted? I for one feel very comfortable when I see the police around. Whiny Starbucks Baristas need to grow up and show some respect.

Apologies mean nothing.

Via The Daily Wire:

A corporate spokesperson for Starbucks issued a full apology Sunday after news of an incident in one of the coffee chain’s Arizona outlets went viral.

On Saturday, The Daily Wire’s Ashe Schow reported that a barista at a Starbucks in Tempe, Arizona, asked several police officers, who get coffee at the shop regularly, to move out of a customer’s line of sight or leave the premises, claiming that the mere presence of several law enforcement officials made the customer “not feel safe.”

On Twitter, the Tempe Officers Association — a police union — wrote about the incident on Friday and included a mock image of the Starbucks logo that showed a hand pouring out a cup of coffee with the words “Dump Starbucks” circling the image.

“Don’t appreciate @Starbucks asking our #Tempe cops to leave your establishment on the #4thofjuly2019. Several of those cops are #veterans who fought for this country! #ZeroRespect,” the union wrote.

A second statement, posted to the Tempe Officers Association’s Facebook page, fleshed out the incident, adding that, “[t]he barista said that a customer ‘did not feel safe’ because of the police presence. The barista asked the officers to move out of the customer’s line of sight or to leave.”

“Disappointed,” the union added, “the officers did in fact leave.”

The Tempe Police Department later said, in a statement from their public relations department, that they’d reached out to Starbucks’s corporate office and that Starbucks was aware of the incident. On Sunday, according to NPR, a representative from the Tempe Police Department met with members of Starbucks’ leadership team and the company issued an official apology.

Dear Chief Moir and the entire Tempe Police Department,

Thank you, Chief Moir, for the conversation today. On behalf of Starbucks, I want to sincerely apologize to you all for the experience that six of your officers had in our store on July 4.

When those officers entered the store and a customer raised a concern over their presence, they should have been welcomed and treated with dignity and the utmost respect by our partners (employees). Instead, they were made to feel unwelcome and disrespected, which is completely unacceptable.

At Starbucks, we have deep appreciation for your department and the officers who serve the Tempe community. Our partners rely on your service and welcome your presence, which keeps our stores and the community a safe and welcoming place. Continue Reading

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