There appears to be a lot of disruption everywhere these days. The Democrats of telling on each other, the Republicans (so-called) are shooting down their own bills and paying for opposition research on their own side, and Hollywood’s own activism is biting them in the ass. So far I don’t see a downside. A house cleaning has been in order for a long time. Oh, the real culprits will escape the purge but perhaps a number of useful idiots will fall by the wayside. There will be new ones of course.
When it’s over will things be better or worse? Most likely the same.
President Trump has stated that NFL players that disrespect the American Flag and National Anthem should be fired. He also says fans should “pick up and leave” if it continues.
The NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says that the President is disrespecting the NFL and its players. I guess disrespecting the country is ok though.
The NFL Commissioner is probably more pissed at the “pick up and leave” comment more than anything. NFL ratings and attendance are already down. But my heart simply can’t bleed for these millionaires. Pressure can work both ways.
I doubt many of the people have any idea what exactly they are protesting. Injustice? So, disrespecting our flag and national anthem helps?
If I were an NFL owner I wouldn’t require standing, but I also wouldn’t allow the politicizing of my team. If you have a cause, great, work it on your own time. I have no issue with any player in any league protesting on their time. There is nothing wrong with that. But don’t complain if you do it at work and there are consequences. If you’re an owner don’t be surprised if your income streams falls.
It is all divisive? Sure but that’s what the left always says when someone stands up to them. You see it’s divisive because it disrupts their narrative.
I personally won’t pay to see any NFL games, mostly because the price is too damn high for normal working class people. I also don’t subscribe to any ESPN or NFL television packages or buy NFL merchandise. Again, the price of the items are outrageous.
I’d rather spend my money on quality cigars and time in the woods.
The Antifa and anti-confederate statue people could care less about the Confederate statues. Their goal is about gaining power and intimidating the masses. I would be willing to bet most of this crowd knows very little about the civil war or the personalities of the war on either side. Remember just a short time ago an Abraham Lincoln statue was set afire.
No, this is about power. The far left, which is just about everyone on the left now, are flexing their Marxist muscle. The left has found a weak spot. What used to be moderate America is afraid to say anything that might allow the far left to label them. The long PC war is coming to a head and at this moment the moderate left and right are not looking good.
The far right which every media outlet is obsessed with is so small and weak it’s irrelevant. However, they have shown how our country has slipped. They are now looking like the victims.
The real victim, of course, is free speech and the rule of law. As Antifa and their cousins openly call for the killing of police and any others that oppose them while the politicians hide in their “safe space” corner.
I’m sure there is nothing to be gleaned from this chart. I certainly won’t say anything about it, I don’t want the Google police to find it not in keeping with their idea group think.
Hat tip: Paula Bolyard PJ media
Schorndorf is a small town located a short twenty minute drive east of Stuttgart Germany. I’m vary familiar with this town as my wife comes from this town and her family still reside there. We have continually warned family and friends of the consequences of a completely open refugee policy. This policy has now hit home. During Schorndorf’s annual Volksfest the assaults began. It intensified to a point were neighboring cities were called to help.”Authorities in the town of Schorndorf in Baden-Württemberg have expressed shock after police and bystanders were attacked by members of a group of around 1,000 youths.” (thelocal.de 17 July 2017)
“Police report that a group of around 1,000 teenagers and young men gathered on Saturday evening in the grounds of Schorndorf Castle, as the small town celebrated the second day of its week-long town fair. According to police, a large portion of the group had immigrant backgrounds.” (thelocal.de 17 July 2017)
“From within the group, beer bottles were thrown at the walls of the castle, at other festival-goers, and eventually at police officers.” (thelocal.de 17 July 2017)
“The violence faced by police was shocking,” a police spokesperson said, adding that while it was normal for large numbers of youth to gather at the festival, the aggression was new.” (thelocal.de 17 July 2017)
“When officers tried to arrest one suspect on suspicion of causing serious bodily harm, the situation escalated, with many people getting involved to try to hinder the arrest.” (thelocal.de 17 July 2017)
“Police then called for backup. More officers arrived at the scene in riot gear, “to shield the arrest and to prevent an attack.” As officers withdrew from the scene, they were again attacked with bottles.” (thelocal.de 17 July 2017)
“Eventually police called in support from nearby towns to counteract what they described as “massive potential for violence.”” (thelocal.de 17 July 2017)
You have to understand, this kind of violence in this town is unheard of until now. Schorndof was much like you’d picture of a small German village when I was there. You could once walk anywhere without any fear day or night.
Here’s the kicker, nobody has been arrested. But then nobody ever gets arrested when refugees are involved in Germany these days. It’s a complete failure of Government and happy thoughts.
“Three incidents of sexual assaults against women were also reported on Friday evening, while one was reported on Saturday.”(thelocal.de 17 July 2017)
“An Iraqi man was being investigated in connection with one of the assaults on Friday. After a 17-year-old reported being held against her will and then groped on her backside on Saturday, three Afghani men were also being investigated for the crime.”(thelocal.de 17 July 2017)
“Wir Shaffen Das”, (We’ll manage it) Really?
Michael Galvin was charged with negligent homicide after an intruder broke into his detached garage. Michael shot the intruder.
An autopsy showed that the intruder was shot in the back. The question is, so what? In a fight it’s not impossible to believe that at the time the weapon was fired the intruder had turned. It doesn’t change the fact the intruder was in a place he shouldn’t have been. It doesn’t negate the potential and unknown threat the intruder must be assumed to have.
The state decided that the garage was not covered under the “make my day” law. The law allows homeowner to use deadly force against invaders. The argument is that the garage doesn’t meet the standard which states that the buildings are, “used, intended to be used, or usually used by a person for habitation”. Does a detached garage qualify?
Twelve jurors, seven women and five men decided it was. With only a half a day of deliberation they acquitted Michael.
The fact this was ever brought to trail is one of the problems with our society. A person protecting himself, his family and or property shouldn’t have to justify that defense.
Michael is a former member of the 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne).
Heat wave oh no…..
Every year is seems the press in their attempt to push Global Warming, come out with stories of heat waves in the Southwest. This has been summer in the Southwest every year, some hotter and some cooler. In the late 80’s I was working with the Nevada National Guard in Indian Springs, Nevada. The average temperature those two weeks hovered around 115 degrees, with some days hotter. Our guys working out of Death Valley were dealing with 120+ degrees. No one was hurt.
Was it hot? Well hell yeah it was hot. Global Warming (climate change) nope, it’s the Southwest. It’s the desert. It’s hot in the desert.
Southern California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas are hot folks. You learn to live with it or move.
An article from the AP has this doozy.
“PHOENIX (AP) — The main burn center in Phoenix has seen its emergency department visits double during the heat wave that is scorching the Southwest U.S., including people burning their bare feet on the scalding pavement.”
No shit people. Put some damn shoes on. What are you stupid?
Since Bill just signed a new contract I would bet that Mr. O, will get a nice severance payout.
"It is a staggering amount," said a source personally involved in the exit maneuverings.
Fox is only on the hook for one years’ salary, according to one of the sources. That’s why the payout totals $25 million.
Please someone buy me out. I won’t say a word……
More seriously, I don’t know if O’Reilly is guilty of anything. The public version of the accusations are pretty weak. But in these times it doesn’t take anything for sexual harassment claim. While I’m not a great O’Reilly fan, I watched his show now and then and was given “killing the Rising Sun” as a gift. It turned out to be a very good book. (Martin Dugard is a very good writer).
Every day I watch less and less cable news. There just isn’t much news there. Nearly all opinion and conjecture.
So after spending a lifetime as an Oakland Raiders fan it seems the ride is nearly over. Living through the good years (70s) and the bad (all of the last 12 minus last year) I’ve stood by the Raiders. Even when they moved to LA. I mean, at least they were still in California. Granted I haven’t lived in CA since 1984 and doubt I ever would again.
To me they will always be the Oakland Raiders. Now it seems I’ve got just a few seasons left. They will potentially move around 2020 after a new stadium is built in Las Vegas. Now I like Las Vegas and see no issue with them having a team, but I hate the way teams move. My rule, should anyone give a **&*, would be that you can move but the name stays. I’d probably become a Las Vegas “whatever” team fan anyway.
Currently I live in Colorado, in Bronco territory. That means I live a pain filled life during football season anyway. No, I won’t become a Denver fan.