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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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SNL Host Jokes That Senators Should Stab Trump Like Julius Caesar – WATCH

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Isn’t it amazing how violent the left is? And they truly think they are funny. It’s beyond pathetic at this point. The left has gone so far left there is no more “center” anymore.

If this was a conservative joking about doing this to Barack Obama…what do you think would happen? The double standards are infuriating.

What’s sad… this hatred for America is being taught to our young people.

Via Breitbart:

Former Saturday Night Live writer and host John Mulaney made a joke Saturday on NBC, that compared President Donald Trump to Julius Caesar “a powerful maniac” who was assassinated by a group of senators.

Mulaney said, “It is a Leap Year, as I said. Leap Year began in 45 B.C. under Julius Caesar. This is true, he started the Leap Year in order to correct the calendar, and we still do it to this day.

Another thing that happened under Julius Caesar, he was such a powerful maniac that all the senators grabbed knives, and they stabbed him to death. That would be an interesting thing if we brought that back now.

SNL Ratings fall

Via Deadline:

Saturday Night Live alum John Mulaney returned as host for the third time last night. The show, featuring musical guest David Byrne and appearances by Jake Gyllenhaal, Larry David and SNL alums Jason Sudeikis and Rachel Dratch, drew a 4.0 Live+Same Day household rating in the 44 local metered markets and a 1.9 adults 18-49 rating in the 25 markets with local people meters. That was down from SNL‘s last original (4.3, 1.9) hosted by RuPaul with musical guest Justin Bieber.

The Feb. 29 show’s demo rating was in line with most SNL episodes this season, while the the household delivery was on the lower side.

The fall finale/holiday episode of SNL on December 21 continues to hold the season highs ratings benchmark with the return of Eddie Murphy as host (6.7 in metered-market HH and a 3.4 in 18-49). Featuring Lizzo as musical guest, that episode has grown to a 6.88 rating in 18-49 and 20.8 million viewers overall with delayed viewing on digital and linear platforms to date.

Versus primetime programming on the Big 4 networks last night, SNL is easily the No. 1 show of the night in both metered-market households and in 18-49 in the local people meters.

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B-List Actors Alyssa Milano & Rosie O’Donnell Head Trump ‘Impeachment Task Force’

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You would think this is hilarious satire..but it’s not. Has-been actors truly believe that America looks to them for political advice. I know..I can’t stop laughing.

This is how insane and delusional the left is. Remember how they told us to accept the 2008 election results and just deal with it? Here we are…and they still can’t handle that Trump is President. They stay on twitter for hours..ranting, whining and lying about the President. The left should never ever allowed in power. Let these lunatics be a reminder to you when you go to vote in 2020.

Dear Hollywood has-beens, Americans don’t give a flying crap about what you have to say. You ain’t going to impeach the President. He’s not going anywhere. For the sake of America..go away. Don’t lecture the people about politics. No one looks to you for what’s going on in our country.

Just wait until Trump wins 2020…..

Via The Daily Wire:

If you’re worried about the current state of democracy, fear not: Alyssa Milano, Rosie O’Donnell, and their rich anti-Trump friends are here to save America … by working to remove the duly elected president from office.

Feel better now?

According to a Newsweek report, a group called The Democratic Coalition has created a star-studded “Impeachment Task Force” (seriously) “seeking to hold Trump ‘accountable for his betrayal of America.’”

The task force is “designed to lead rapid response to Trump during the impeachment inquiry,” according to The Democratic Coalition co-founder and Twitter #Resistance king Scott Dworkin.

In addition to Milano and O’Donnell, the group has landed actors Ron Perlman, George Takei, Debra Messing, and Tom Arnold to use their “massive social media following to protect House Democrats in the front lines of the impeachment inquiry on Trump.”

“The task force launched a fundraising effort and basic plan on Thursday. The group has already started meeting and is set to go live with its website next week,” Newsweek reported.

Dworkin pointed to “Trump’s propaganda machine” as motivation in the creation of his elite task force.

“Trump’s propaganda machine is going to be in overdrive for the foreseeable future, so we need to be fighting every day, in every way,” he said.

“For now, impeachment is the only way to hold him accountable for his betrayal of America,” the task force’s chairman Jon Cooper added.

Dworkin is extremely optimistic that his ragtag group of celebs “will without a doubt, absolutely, overpower Trump’s propaganda machine.”

As you might recall, during the 2016 presidential election, Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton had scores of celebrities come out to support her publicly — such as Katy Perry, Demi Lovato, Miley Cyrus, LeBron James, Beyoncé, Jay Z, Bruce Springsteen, Robert De Niro, Lady Gaga, Jon Bon Jovi, Meryl Streep, Amy Schumer, and many, many others. As you might also recall, Hillary lost the 2016 election.

But it’s different this time. Or something.

“We’ve been one of the key groups fighting his propaganda machine for three and a half years,” Dworkin bragged. “We’ve learned a lot. And it’s kind of led us to this moment.”

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