In case you were wondering, there are still NFL players out there kneeling during the National Anthem. The league has effectively decided to take action against the kneeling players… by not taking action. And so goes the NFL as it plunges into a probable death spiral.
Dolphins teammates Kenny Stills and Albert Wilson are two players that are still kneeling. They were the only two on their team to kneel during the National Anthem on the NFL’s opening Sunday faceoff. These are guys that Colin Kaepernick calls his brothers.
Kaepernick wasted no time in thanking these two disrespectful players on social media. He gave them a sickening personal surprise – an attaboy. “My Brothers (Stills) and (Wilson) continue to show their unwavering strength by fighting for the oppressed,” Kaepernick said in his tweet. “They have not backed down, even when attacked and intimidated. … Love is at the root of our resistance.” Gag worthy.
My Brothers @kstills and @ithinkisee12 continue to show their unwavering strength by fighting for the oppressed! They have not backed down, even when attacked and intimidated. Their courage will move the world forward!
“Love is at the root of our resistance!”✊? pic.twitter.com/2kSsX4s7EU
— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) September 9, 2018
Kaepernick started this whole mess of radical activism when he was still with the 49ers in 2016 when he knelt during the National Anthem to protest police brutality and social injustice in America. What he did was start a movement by those looking for a reason to hate America, police officers, the military and first responders.
Kaepernick could not even get a job after he left the NFL until Nike came along and decided to make him the face of their “Just Do It” campaign. Now, he’s making millions for being a social justice warrior who embodies the hatred of all things American. Kaepernick is suing the NFL nevertheless for collusion.
Kaepernick’s message via Nike, “Believe in something, even if it means sacrificing everything,” is hypocritical in the extreme. It mocks the true sacrifice of military veterans and police officers who literally gave it all by laying down their lives for us. Kaepernick hasn’t sacrificed anything.
From ABC News:
“On Sunday, Kaepernick’s message got through to his friends in Miami.
“I know he has our back,” Stills said. “Really, there has been a huge difference between when we first started protesting and now. A lot of people are reaching out and supporting us, so I really appreciate that. To everybody out there … let’s keep doing our best to make positive change and have these conversations and make our country a better place.”
“While Stills and Wilson were kneeling during the anthem, teammate Robert Quinn raised his fist. Niners receiver Marquise Goodwin did the same at San Francisco’s game at Minnesota. In Los Angeles, Chargers left tackle Russell Okung raised his fist. Broncos receiver Demaryius Thomas and linebacker Brandon Marshall, and Seahawks linemen Duane Brown and Quinton Jefferson, retreated to their respective tunnels while the anthem played.
“At the peak of the anthem protests, as many as 200 players would partake. On most weeks last year, the Seahawks led the way with the most players doing something to make a statement. Though that number had fallen to 2 to start 2018, Brown wasn’t worried.
“I made my decision. That was my decision,” he said. “I wasn’t paying attention to see what other teams or other players are doing.”
“The NFL briefly had a policy in place in May regarding the anthem but rescinded it after the players union filed a grievance, which sent the league to the negotiating table with the union. Those talks are ongoing. Brown said he hasn’t heard any word from the union dissuading player protests during the anthem.
“I don’t think that would be the best idea to try to get people to move on from it,” he said. “The country hasn’t moved on from it, so I’m not going to move on from it, either.'”
President Trump hasn’t given up on this and is still tweeting over their disrespect and linking their low ratings for Thursday night’s opener between Atlanta and Philadelphia – which were the lowest ratings for an opener since 2008 – to players who refuse to stand for the anthem. “If the players stood proudly for our Flag and Anthem, and it is all shown on broadcast, maybe ratings could come back? Otherwise worse!” Trump tweeted.
Wow, NFL first game ratings are way down over an already really bad last year comparison. Viewership declined 13%, the lowest in over a decade. If the players stood proudly for our Flag and Anthem, and it is all shown on broadcast, maybe ratings could come back? Otherwise worse!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 9, 2018
The president is, of course, right about this but the NFL is as tone-deaf as Nike and in the end, this is going to bite them in the you-know-what.
Both CBS and Fox, which carried Sunday afternoon’s games, have said they did not plan on televising the anthem. Personally, I think that is a huge mistake as well. Like many Americans, I have since sworn off football. But if I were going to watch, I’d want to know who was kneeling so I could act accordingly.
NBC did show the anthem on Thursday night but not before Sunday night’s Bears-Packers game, and no players knelt or protested in other ways. That even included Malcolm Jenkins of the Eagles. Last season, he raised his fist during the anthem. During pregame warmups, he wore a shirt that read “Ca$h bail = poverty trap.”
Jenkins, who is a founder of the Players Coalition which was formed to tackle issues similar to those Kaepernick is concerned about, said he would like to move the focus away from the anthem.
“I think there’s a huge need for us to turn the attention to not only the issues but what players are actually doing in their communities to promote change,” he said. “We’re trying to move past the rhetoric of what’s right or what’s wrong in terms of the anthem, and really focus on the systematic issues that are plaguing our communities.”
This season is going to be the toughest one yet for the NFL. Fans are heading for the exits by the droves. Like Nike, the NFL just blew it.
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Trans Athlete Wins Two Gold Medals At 2019 Pacific Games
It’s time that women athletes fight against this insanity. We have young women that have spent years training..only to have that chance of winning taken from them and given to a man. A man who can’t beat other men. These medals should be taken away.
Where all these so-called feminists? Amazing how you don’t see them boycotting against this.
The root cause of this insanity is organizations and groups that allow them to do it…that think they’re being ‘tolerant’ and ‘inclusive’.
As long as these mentally sick people are allowed then it will keep happening. They are trying to normalize this behavior. We are in a full culture war, folks.
Via The Daily Wire:
Over the weekend, a man who identifies as a woman won two gold medals at the 2019 Pacific Games in Samoa.
Laurel Hubbard, 41, formerly Gavin Hubbard, “won two gold medals and a silver in the three heavyweight categories, for women weighing more than 87 kilograms, or 192 pounds, finishing first in the snatch-lift and combined categories and second in the clean-and-jerk,” The Washington Times reported.
CaldronPool.com reported, “In second place was Samoa’s 18-year-old weightlifter Feagaiga Stowers, who won her nation’s second gold medal last year after Hubbard was forced to withdraw due to an elbow injury.” Stuff.co added, “Lifting for gold comes after revelations that Hubbard was charged with careless driving causing injury after her vehicle fishtailed on a sharp bend near Queenstown on October 24, 2018. Her car hit a vehicle carrying an Australian couple in their 60s. The male driver spent nearly two weeks in Dunedin Hospital and needed major spinal surgery on returning to Australia.”
Stuff also reported that Hubbard sought the permanent suppression of his name after the accident, and a judge ruling in February supported suppressing the name until the end of September 2019, but Stuff appealed, and last week the High Court overruled the judge from February. Stuff noted, “Justice Gerald Nation said Judge Farnan had made a number of errors and Hubbard’s potential distress did not meet the legal test for suppression.” Continue Reading
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Megan Rapinoe: Our Soccer Team ‘Has Managed To Make People Proud Again’
Yesterday, on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” U.S. Women’s Soccer World Cup championship team co-captain Megan Rapinoe credited her team with making “people proud again.” I could not disagree more. They disrespected the American flag by deliberately dropping it on the ground when they won and were very anti-American and anti-President Trump as well. I am deeply ashamed of them representing the U.S. in soccer and I think most Americans agree with that sentiment.
Rapinoe said, “I think the opportunity is in everyone’s exhaustion of the fighting and the negative, and our team has managed to make people proud again, to capture people’s interest, and make them want to do something. I think people are asking the question, how can we rally around this team? And in that, what the team stands for, whether it’s equal pay or racial equality or LGBTQ rights, I think we’ve just managed to give people hope, and with that, we need to do the next step, which is to actually take the progress step.”
The 34-year-old forward and co-captain of the team, who skyrocketed to national fame in recent weeks for her incredible performance in the world soccer championship as well as her outspoken opposition to President Trump, said Americans are tired of all the negativity. Yep, and it’s coming from her and her comrades.
From the HuffPost:
“Rapinoe, who is openly gay, has repeatedly accused the Trump administration of pushing policies that further threaten the rights of marginalized communities, such as LGBTQ people and immigrants. She made headlines last month when she told a reporter that she’s “not going to the fucking White House” if her team wins the World Cup.
“We’re not gonna be invited,” she added. “I doubt it.”
“Trump quickly fired back at Rapinoe on Twitter, claiming she should first “WIN” the World Cup before talking about a White House invitation. Her team subsequently beat the Netherlands 2-0 last Sunday to win the championship.
“Megan should never disrespect our Country, the White House, or our Flag, especially since so much has been done for her & the team,” the president said.
“Rapinoe on Sunday called on her team’s fans to continue to take action on issues they’ve supported, including racial equality, LGBTQ rights, and equal pay.
EXCLUSIVE: World Cup champion Megan Rapinoe says the team has managed to make people proud again #MTP #IfItsSunday@mPinoe: "I think people are asking the question how can we rally around this team … whether it is equal pay, or racial equality or LGBTQ rights." pic.twitter.com/BsAnwj8ikA
— Meet the Press (@MeetThePress) July 14, 2019
“Asked if she’s considering a future run for political office, Rapinoe said she’s not sure she’s qualified to do so.
“There’s no qualifications for office these days,” host Chuck Todd told her.
“That’s true. Up to 44, I guess there was,” Rapinoe responded, an apparent jab at Trump’s total lack of political experience prior to becoming the 45th president of the United States.
“She continued: “You know what? I’m going to fight for equal pay every day, for myself, for my team and for every single person out there ― man, woman, immigrant, U.S. citizen, person of color, whatever it may be ― equal pay, as the great Serena Williams said, until I’m in my grave.”’
EXCLUSIVE: World Cup champion Megan Rapinoe says she will continue her fight for equal pay #MTP #IfItsSunday @mPinoe: "I am going to fight for equal pay, every day. For myself, for my team and for every single person … man, woman, immigrant, U.S. citizen, person of color" pic.twitter.com/YSTvYEMdrB
— Meet the Press (@MeetThePress) July 14, 2019
What Rapinoe misses is that no one cares if she’s gay and she’s ruining the sport for everyone out there. She obviously loves identity leftist politics more than her country. Frankly, she should just stay in Europe where she is far more at home.
And she is definitely not qualified for political office. We don’t need drama queens and grandstanding narcissists… we need those that love America, know what she stands for, and don’t malign her at every opportunity. That is definitely not Rapinoe.
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