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SEE FOR YOURSELF THE SORRY STATE OF AFFAIRS AT AMERICAN UNIVERSITIES

If you want to see why ordinary Americans are increasingly turning to Donald Trump …

If the video is missing in the email version, it can be found here.

 

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"Your f***ing freedom of speech is genocide, homeboy."   “So this guy thought it would be a good idea to go into a conference wearing this f***ing hat,” the student who stole the hat states. “Look at the kind of sh*t he’s wearing, You know what this represents? This represents genocide—genocide of a bunch of people.”

Vitale then tries to explain that “you do not get to take other people’s property that is legally theirs in this country,” to which the unidentified thief replies, “man, f*** your laws.”

“Do you have any f***ing conscience?” she goes on to ask, questioning why Vitale would dare to wear a MAGA hat on campus and telling him that his “f***ing freedom of speech is genocide, homeboy.”

“I swear to God I could burn this sh*t. I swear to God I could burn this sh*t,” she continues as several staffers look on.

“Are you people not going to do anything? She is stealing my property,” Vitale pleads, though the altercation went on for several more minutes.

Angry student steals MAGA hat, demands victim be punished

Here is an ignorant, loud-mouthed radical who hates America and thinks that she has some form of privilege. She sounds like a radical communist agitator. Even worse, the mediator is a mealy-mouthed pussy who should call the campus police and have them arrest her for assault on another student and creating a public disturbance. If this would have been the other way around, a white hectoring a person of color, you can bet they would be under arrest with the national media playing an endless 24/7 loop.  

Listen to the lies about genocide, mass deportation, and her other grievances, and you wonder where she is getting her indoctrination. Could it be that she is just mirroring her radical progressive socialist democrat indoctrinators?

Bottom line …

Here in California, the University of California has been radicalized by those liberal elites who believe that their communist philosophy gives them the right to tell others how they should live. The progressives talk about free speech and diversity -- but allow Muslims to attack Jews. The progressives speak about diversity and yet continue to create courses that increase racial and sexual strife; and in the process turn-out students with worthless degrees that can only be used in academic, NGO, or government settings.

A significant portion of our population is being disrespected by radical leftists who are encouraged by today’s virtue-signaling, guilt-ridden elitists who hate their country or want to fit in with their social milieu. Can you believe that this might be a typical a university student: ignorant of the facts, ignores diversity of opinion, and thinks they are above the law.

We are so screwed.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell



RADICAL PROGRESSIVE SOCIALIST DEMOCRATS WILL DESTROY AMERICA

PROGRESSIVES

Example …

We can plainly see that communism, under controlled conditions like those found in the repressive Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, or in the wild in authoritarian and repressive regimes such as those found in Cuba, Venezuela, and elsewhere, only produce mediocrity and the equality of misery. It is a crime against humanity what has been done in North Korea, Cuba, and Venezuela – and yet the radical progressive socialist democrats ignore the facts.

We can make a moral case that “all lives matter,” yet the radical progressive socialist democrats support those in the Black Lives Matter movement, thugs who use intimidation and violence when someone suggests that “all lives matter.”

And when the two plainly collide, the radical progressive socialist democrats and the corrupt mainstream media remain silent …

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Bottom line …

With all of the bullsh*t surrounding the word “woke” to indicate awareness of social justice issues in a community, most citizens cannot see the clear and present danger our enemies from within present to America and all Americans.

We are so screwed.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell



TRUMP WELCOMES AN ANTI-AMERICA DICTATOR LIKE A PAL ...

Unbelievable! The President of the United States is so effing clueless that he openly welcomes a murderous anti-America thug dictator as a personal friend. Here is a man who took a page from the Nazi playbook, staged his own faux coup and then purged most of his military, especially the ones trained in the United States and were able to interoperate seamlessly with American and NATO forces. A man who cozies up to Russia and Iran and believes that he can leverage those alliances into picking America’s pocket while he waffles on about recreating the Ottoman Empire.

This is amazing …

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Remarks by President Trump and President Erdoğan of Turkey Before Bilateral Meeting

PRESIDENT TRUMP: Thank you very much. It’s a great honor and privilege -- because he’s become a friend of mine -- to introduce President Erdoğan of Turkey.

[OCS: I wonder how Trump would introduce the Ayatollahs who shout “Death to America, Death to Israel? Because Erdogan is every bit an anti-Semite, anti-Israel, anti-America as his Iranian pals].

He’s running a very difficult part of the world. He’s involved very, very strongly and, frankly, he’s getting very high marks. And he’s also been working with the United States.

[OCS: High marks? From who? Here is a man that is destroying a secular country in favor of a theocratic dictatorship. Openly killing our allies the Kurds.]

We have a great friendship as countries. I think we’re, right now, as close as we have ever been. And a lot of that has to do with the personal relationship.

[OCS: Close? This is the dictator that is cozying up to our mortal enemies. This is the man who wants to destroy NATO, but keep all of its arms and command and control structures.]

So, President, thank you very much. It’s a great honor to have you in the United States. Thank you.

[OCS: What honor? You are not welcoming someone from the dais at one of your country clubs.]

PRESIDENT ERDOĞAN: (As interpreted.) Thank you so much, Mr. President. We are here in New York, in the United States, to attend the General Assembly of the United Nations. And my dear friend, Donald, we are getting together with you as the delegations, and we’re going to conduct a bilateral meeting as well, whereby we will be assessing the current relations between the United States and Turkey, as well as we will have the opportunity to discuss the recent regional developments as well.

[OCS: He is here to pick our pockets and to see if we might be willing to overlook his thuggish treatment of dissidents who reside in our country. More specifically, “Fethullah Gülen, who lives in exile in the United States, residing in Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania. He is sought by the Turkish government for his alleged involvement in the phony 2016 coup attempt in Turkey.

He is here to prevent the Kurds from establishing a promised homeland in return for their blood in fighting ISIS terrorists.]

And I would like to once again thank you for this opportunity, and it’s great to get together with you.

PRESIDENT TRUMP: Well, thank you very much, Mr. President. We appreciate it. Thank you all very much.

Q Mr. President, what will your message be (inaudible) the violence against peaceful protestors?

Q Mr. President, are you going to reconcile with the Kurdish issue, do you think?

PRESIDENT TRUMP: We'll be discussing many issues -- many issues.

Remarks by President Trump and President Erdoğan of Turkey Before Bilateral Meeting | whitehouse.gov

Business as usual (and in our country) …

Erdogan protesters beaten and ejected from New York speech

Violence erupted at a New York hotel after protesters heckled a speech by Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan with chants of "terrorist". Mr Erdogan was addressing supporters in Turkish at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in Times Square when he was interrupted by several demonstrators. "You're a terrorist, get out of my country," one protester shouted before he was punched and dragged away. In footage from the speech on Thursday, protesters are seen being pushed and punched in the head as they are ejected from the venue by suited men. <Source>

The blue-suited men are part of Erdogan’s bully-boys dressed up as presidential security.

Erdogan's Anti-Westernism Picks Up Speed

A foreign journalist representing a reputable German newspaper is picked up and accused of supporting a terrorist organization. A German human-rights organizer is also detained on charges of supporting a yet-to-be-defined terrorist organization. Is this happening in North Korea? Iran? No—this is occurring in Turkey, where the arrests of Deniz Yucel, a Turkish-German dual national working for the German daily, Die Welt, and Peter Steudtner, a human-rights worker, have provoked an unprecedented crisis between Germany and Turkey that could soon roil relations with the rest of the European Union.

Ever since last July’s failed coup attempt, the government of Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the president of Turkey, has engaged in an orgy of arrests, dismissals, purges of judges, journalists, academics, public servants, and military officers. Some 150,000 people have been removed from state institutions or universities, often on the mere suspicion of being affiliated with the cleric Fethullah Gülen, a onetime ally of Erdogan who he accuses of plotting the coup; some 50,000 people have been arrested in connection with the failed coup, still awaiting their day in court a year later.<Source>

Bottom line …

President Donald Trump is winging it! He is not a well-read man; he knows little or nothing about history or world affairs. His opinion seems to be based on what he sees on television or the last person to speak with him. And yet, there he is, welcoming a hard-ass murderous dictator as if they were great friends and Erdogan is purchasing a condo in Trump Tower.

And for the supporters who believe that he is playing some elaborate chess game, I can assure you he is simply “everyman” who may have accidentally found himself in a position of great power. Normal men do not obsessively pore over their press clippings to find out how they are being perceived in the media.

Trump has no friends – only those he uses or who use him.

We are so screwed.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell



WHAT TO DO WITH A COMMUNIST IN THE MILITARY?

As I have written on a number of occasions, the infiltration of our government and institutions by our enemies is a clear and presdent danger to America. These are the very same people who are using our Constitutional freedoms and laws against us – including filing specious lawsuits to fund their corrupt and criminal agenda.

Now we find a member of a United States Military Academy openly promoting communism – bad enough – but doing so while in uniform which is a major violation of the Uniform Code of Military Justice..

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West Point graduate Second Lieutenant Spenser Rapone appears to openly advocate for communism on social media. Rapone is a self-declared member of the Democratic Socialists of America

Rapone has complained that the military as such “reifies capitalism/imperialism with a brutally hierarchical rank structure” and said that his fellow service members “lust for war and conflict. They fetishize violence.”

In June 2016, Rapone said that because “Fascists dehumanize political opponents…Violence against the far right is resistance, not aggression.”

In a tweet from July 2016, Rapone stated: “With that speech, Trump confirms the worst suspicion: he is a fascist.”

In October 2016, Rapone said that the “The GOP exists as violence against black/brown people, Muslims, LGBTQ community, yet milquetoast liberals actively donate money to it?”

West Point responds with a less than forceful statement …

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STATEMENT
RESPONSE TO SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS BY USMA GRADUATE
September 26, 2017


The U.S. Military Academy strives to develop leaders who internalize the academy's motto of Duty, Honor, Country, and who live the Army values. Second Lieutenant Rapone's actions in no way reflect the values of the U.S. Military Academy or the U.S. Army.

As figures of public trust, members of the military must exhibit exemplary conduct, and are prohibited from engaging in certain expressions of political speech in uniform. Second Lieutenant Rapone's chain of command is aware of his actions and is looking into the matter.

The academy is prepared to assist the officer's chain of command as required.

Who are some of the past and present members of Congress are associated with the Democratic Socialists of America … (Consider that some of these people sit on powerful committees and have access to classified information and intelligence of value to our enemies.

Raúl M. Grijalva (AZ-07)
Lynn Woolsey (CA-06)

Diane Watson (CA-33)
Sheila Jackson-Lee (TX-18)
Mazie Hirono (HI-02)
Dennis Kucinich (OH-10)

Senate Members
Bernie Sanders (VT)

House Members
Neil Abercrombie (HI-01)
Tammy Baldwin (WI-02)
Xavier Becerra (CA-31)
Madeleine Bordallo (GU-AL)
Robert Brady (PA-01)
Corrine Brown (FL-03)
Michael Capuano (MA-08)
André Carson (IN-07)
Donna Christensen (VI-AL)
Yvette Clarke (NY-11)
William “Lacy” Clay (MO-01)
Emanuel Cleaver (MO-05)
Steve Cohen (TN-09)
John Conyers (MI-14)
Elijah Cummings (MD-07)
Danny Davis (IL-07)
Peter DeFazio (OR-04)
Rosa DeLauro (CT-03)
Rep. Donna F. Edwards (MD-04)
Keith Ellison (MN-05)
Sam Farr (CA-17)
Chaka Fattah (PA-02)
Bob Filner (CA-51)
Barney Frank (MA-04)
Marcia L. Fudge (OH-11)
Alan Grayson (FL-08)
Luis Gutierrez (IL-04)
John Hall (NY-19)
Phil Hare (IL-17)
Maurice Hinchey (NY-22)
Michael Honda (CA-15)
Jesse Jackson, Jr. (IL-02)
Eddie Bernice Johnson (TX-30)
Hank Johnson (GA-04)
Marcy Kaptur (OH-09)
Carolyn Kilpatrick (MI-13)
Barbara Lee (CA-09)
John Lewis (GA-05)
David Loebsack (IA-02)
Ben R. Lujan (NM-3)
Carolyn Maloney (NY-14)
Ed Markey (MA-07)
Jim McDermott (WA-07)
James McGovern (MA-03)
George Miller (CA-07)
Gwen Moore (WI-04)
Jerrold Nadler (NY-08)
Eleanor Holmes-Norton (DC-AL)
John Olver (MA-01)
Ed Pastor (AZ-04)
Donald Payne (NJ-10)
Chellie Pingree (ME-01)
Charles Rangel (NY-15)
Laura Richardson (CA-37)
Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-34)
Bobby Rush (IL-01)
Linda Sánchez (CA-47)
Jan Schakowsky (IL-09)
José Serrano (NY-16)
Louise Slaughter (NY-28)
Pete Stark (CA-13)
Bennie Thompson (MS-02)
John Tierney (MA-06)
Nydia Velazquez (NY-12)
Maxine Waters (CA-35)
Mel Watt (NC-12)
Henry Waxman (CA-30)
Peter Welch (VT-AL)
Robert Wexler (FL-19)

Bottom line …

The United States Military Academies provide America with its future military leaders. There is no room in the military for someone who hates his country and may become another Major Nidal Hassan who murdered 13 people and injured more than 30 additional individuals or sell out his country by revealing classified information like Private First Class Bradley/Chelsea Manning.

Rapone should be separated from the military with a general discharge.

And, we need to re-classify communism as a clear and present danger to the American way of life.

We are so screwed.

-- steve 


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell



ALEJANDRO VILLANUEVA: I AM MORE THAN DISAPPOINTED, I AM DISGUSTED

From proud that someone had the guts to stand up for America amid all this progressive-generated controversy to something quite different …

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I cannot believe that Alejandro Villanueva, a West Point graduate and an Army Ranger, would claim that he was embarrassed that he was standing and saluting the American flag under any conditions. I can understand that he found himself in the center of a media sh*tstorm and has apparently brought unwanted attention to his team and embarrassed his coach … but to claim “Every single time I see that picture of me standing by myself, I feel embarrassed/”

I don’t give a rat’s ass about how he came to be in the position where he was alone, facing the colors, and saluting. His mealy-mouthed apology is disgusting. I hope his fans burn those jerseys they purchased in support of what they believed was an honorable and noble gesture.

-- steve

Read more about the story: Alejandro Villanueva miscommunication led to national anthem flap - Washington Times


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell



SOMETIMES PROGRESSIVE PUBLIC OFFICIALS TELL THE TRUTH ...

There is no doubt in my mind that the progressive socialist democrats who govern the State of California have little or no respect for the Constitution of the United States, in particular the Second Amendment which is the ultimate check and balance against government tyranny.

So it should come as no surprise that the State of California, already a declared sanctuary for illegal aliens, would attempt to lower the penalties for criminals who use firearms in the commission of a crime. It should be noted that lazy or corrupt prosecutors often plea bargain away more serious gun charges in return for a guaranteed “feel good – look good” conviction on lesser charges. Thus putting Californians in greater jeopardy of losing their property or lives.

Even more egregious is the backdoor attempt to impose onerous gun control in the State of California with the sole purpose of disarming the population and making the people more vulnerable to violent criminals who always find some form of weapon to intimidate and coerce innocent citizens. 

The sad story used to sell the bill …

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Sen. Steven Bradford (D-Gardena) said he introduced the bill after a 17-year-old riding in a car involved in a drive-by shooting was sentenced to 25 years in prison even though he denied shooting the gun. <Source>

Boo-effing Hoo … it is well known in the law enforcement community that the violent drug-dealing street gangs use minors as enforcers knowing that they will be given lighter sentences, even for premeditated murder.  If Bradford, xxx, wanted to feel sorry for someone, how about the innocent 8-year-old who lost his life in a drive-by? Perhaps he should care more about the drive-by victims rather than the perpetrators.

Drive-by shooting kills 8-year-old boy inside California home

An innocent 8-year-old boy was killed in a drive-by shooting after the bullets flew into a home in Southern California Monday evening, police said.

The shooting unfolded around 6:36 pm in Pomona. Fire dispatcher Ed Pickett confirmed that the boy was shot in the head.  The child was later pronounced dead at the hospital. The boy and his family were visiting family members when at least three bullets were fired at the house. It was not clear exactly how many times he was shot. The home reportedly belonged to two local school teachers who had two young children of their own. According to Sgt. Bert Sanchez, the family had no ties to any gangs. “From all indications, it’s a very good family.” Neighbors said that there were other young children at the scene when the victim was shot. “It appears they were just (at) a family gathering with friends – minding their own business,” Sgt. Sanchez told KABC. <Source>

One need only read paragraph two to see that Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas is speaking the truth about the situation regarding backdoor gun control …

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September 25, 2017

The Honorable Jerry Brown
Office of the Governor
State Capitol, Suite 1173
Sacramento, CA 95814

Re: Senate Bill 620 – Oppose

Dear Governor Brown:

The Orange County District Attorney's Office (OCDA) strongly opposes Senate Bill 620 that would change firearm sentencing enhancement requirements by allowing felons who use a gun during the commission of their crimes to receive lower sentences. Under Penal Code 12022.53, "10-20-life: Use a Gun and You're Done" law, anyone who uses a gun in committing very specific violent felonies including murder, kidnapping, robbery, carjacking and rape, is subject to an enhancement which adds 10 years in prison for use of a gun, 20 years for firing the gun, and 25 years to life for killing or seriously injuring someone by firing the gun during the commission of said crime. The enhancement is in addition to and consecutive to the underlying felony conviction. Penal Code Section 12022.5 provides for mandatory consecutive sentences of three, four or 10 years in prison for use of a gun during the commission of any felony.

SB 620 would allow the judge, at the time of sentencing, to strike or dismiss firearm sentencing enhancement under these provisions. This will directly result in our most violent felons receiving lower sentences. It is incomprehensible that, at a time when California is continually increasing gun regulations to make lawful gun possession more onerous, the state is on the verge of lowering criminal penalties for the use a firearm by dangerous felons.

The gun enhancement laws have been a very effective vehicle in which to deliver public safety through the incarceration of criminals who commit the worst crimes while using a gun. SB 620 would weaken this important public safety protection. I respectfully urge you to veto Senate Bill 620 and prioritize public safety for our community.

Sincerely,

Tony Rackauckas
District Attorney

<Source: Press Release>

There it is …

The State of California wants to punish law-abiding Californians, a clear violation of the Second Amendment, and deny them their inalienable right to self-defense.

Bottom line …

Why is it that the progressive socialist democrats are hell-bent on protecting members of their voter coalition, the thugs, the criminals, the illegal aliens, and the crooked politicians over decent, law-abiding citizens?

It is almost as if the State of California wants to create a class of victims entirely dependent on the government for their protection. Protection that cannot be everywhere it is needed; when it is needed. In fact, law enforcement’s only duties are to protect the state and its officials as well as maintain a state of law and order in the general populace. Thus, you cannot seek redress against the State or its law enforcement agencies for their failure to protect life and limb in exigent circumstances leaving weakened citizens unable to exercise their God-given right to self-defense.

In what “interest of justice” justification might this provision be used? “The court may, in the interest of justice pursuant to Section 1385 and at the time of sentencing, strike or dismiss an enhancement otherwise required to be imposed by this section. The authority provided by this subdivision applies to any resentencing that may occur pursuant to any other law.”

To induce and reward one dangerous criminal to testify against another dangerous criminal? Or, more likely, to release more minority felons from prison by erasing weapons-related enhancements?

We are so screwed …

Steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell



NO MORE TAX SUBSIDIES FOR THE NFL ...

It is my right not to subsidize wealthy owners and players with taxpayer funds if they engage in political activities …

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It is one thing to disrespect the man who is the President of the United States, it is something else to disrespect the country that provided these pampered, privileged multi-millionaire players and owners with the opportunity to join the 1% that their preferred political party is always protesting.

If they want to protest Trump, let them burn his effigy in the parking lot … and then enter a politics-free stadium.

steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell



I NEED MY COUNTRY MORE THAN I NEED THE NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE

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I am disgusted by the overt display of virtue signaling by overpaid players who want to turn sports events into political theatre as they disrespect our country and all of the men and women who have sacrificed the lives and health so these pampered athletes can “entertain” America and give us a respite against the craziness that is day-to-day political drama …

  • First, perhaps the players should understand that the First Amendment applies to government restrictions on free speech; it does not apply to corporate America.
  • Second, players are paid multiple millions of dollars to play football, not offer their uninformed political opinions.
  • Three, perhaps these players, the teams, and the league should remember who pays for their stadiums and allows them to flourish even in times of depression.

Roger Goodell, not the smartest or most well-liked commissioner, fails to understand that it is the game – not the players – that brings unity to our country and culture precisely because it does not involve politics …

Statement From NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell​

​The following statement is in response to President Donald Trump’s comments last night...

STATEMENT FROM NFL COMMISSIONER ROGER GOODELL

The NFL and our players are at our best when we help create a sense of unity in our country and our culture.  There is no better example than the amazing response from our clubs and players to the terrible natural disasters we've experienced over the last month.  Divisive comments like these demonstrate an unfortunate lack of respect for the NFL, our great game and all of our players, and a failure to understand the overwhelming force for good our clubs and players represent in our communities. <Source: Statement From NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell>

Are these fools from the player’s union telling me that the employees of IBM and other major corporations have a right to inject politics into their corporate lives, even if it damages their employer and promotes dissension among others?

NFLPA Leadership Response to President Donald Trump's Comments on Player Protests

Statement from Executive Director DeMaurice Smith

The peaceful demonstrations by some of our players have generated a wide array of responses.  Those opinions are protected speech and a freedom that has been paid for by the sacrifice of men and women throughout history.  This expression of speech has generated thoughtful discussions in our locker rooms and in board rooms. However, the line that marks the balance between the rights of every citizen in our great country gets crossed when someone is told to just "shut up and play."

NFL players do incredible things to contribute to their communities. NFL players are a part of a legacy of athletes in all sports who throughout history chose to be informed about the issues that impact them and their communities. They chose - and still choose today - to do something about those issues rather than comfortably living in the bubble of sports.  Their decision is no different from the one made by countless others who refused to let "what they do" define or restrict "who they are" as Americans.

No man or woman should ever have to choose a job that forces them to surrender their rights. No worker nor any athlete, professional or not, should be forced to become less than human when it comes to protecting their basic health and safety.  We understand that our job as a Union is not to win a popularity contest and it comes with a duty to protect the rights of our members. For that we make no apologies and never will.

Over the top ignorant rhetoric. The First Amendment and so-called protected speech is a protection prohibiting the federal government from restricting the speech of individuals; it says nothing about corporations or an employee’s right to injure their employer or employer’s brand with speech that may offend a significant portion of the employer’s customers. Those who have consciously made a decision to speak out in the past were aware that such speech and activities came with consequences.  

Statement from NFLPA President Eric Winston

Our players are men who are great philanthropists, activists and community leaders who stand up for each other and what they believe in. [OCS: Yes, and some players are thugs, bullies, murderers, and perverts.]

I am extremely disappointed in the statements made by the President last night. The comments were a slap in the face to the civil rights heroes of the past and present, soldiers who have spilled blood in countless wars to uphold the values of this great nation and American people of all races, ethnicities, genders and sexual orientations who seek civil progress as a means to make this country, and this world, a better place.  

The divisiveness we are experiencing in this country has created gridlock in our political system, given voice to extreme, fringe beliefs and paralyzed our progress as a nation. Divisiveness breeds divisiveness, but NFL players have proven to unify people in our country's toughest moments and we will continue to do so now.

We will not stop challenging others on how we can all come together to continue to make America the greatest country on earth. <Source: NFL Players Association - Response to President Donald Trump's Comments on Player Protests>

Bottom line …

Play the damn game and leave politics in the locker-room. Pontificate on the finer points of football and leave the political commentary to those political pundits that are paid to create chaos, confusion, and misinformation. You may hate the current President of the United States, but that is not a license to disrespect your Country, your Constitution, your Flag, your fans, and those Americans who only want to be left alone to enjoy their beer, the game, and the endless arguments about the greatest plays and players.

The NFL is so screwed.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell



TIME FOR THE GOP LEADERSHIP TO SIDELINE THE RINOS ...

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McCain sells out the GOP and his best friend to hand a legislative victory to the progressive socialist democrats …   

McCain Announces Opposition to Republican Health Bill, Likely Dooming It

Senator John McCain of Arizona announced on Friday that he would oppose the latest proposal to repeal the Affordable Care Act, leaving Republican leaders with little hope of succeeding in their last-ditch attempt to dismantle the health law.

Mr. McCain, who killed the previous repeal effort with his dramatic “no” vote in July, released a statement saying that he could not “in good conscience” support the latest proposal, by Senators Bill Cassidy of Louisiana and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, who is Mr. McCain’s closest friend in the Senate.

“I cannot in good conscience vote for the Graham-Cassidy proposal,” Mr. McCain said. “I believe we could do better working together, Republicans and Democrats, and have not yet really tried. Nor could I support it without knowing how much it will cost, how it will affect insurance premiums, and how many people will be helped or hurt by it.”  With two other Republican senators likely to vote no, Mr. McCain’s opposition to the bill could be fatal, as Senate Republicans could afford to lose no more members. <Source>

For eight years, the GOP has campaigned on the repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act, known colloquially as “Obamacare.” They cried that the needed the House to offer-up legislation and the GOP voters gave them the House. They complained that their legislation died in the Senate, and the GOP voters gave them the House and the Senate. And, they cried that former President Obama would veto anything sent to him to protect his namesake legacy legislation and GOP voters gave them the House, the Senate, and the Presidency.

And the GOP failed their constituents. It was all talk, smoke, and mirrors. They did not have adequate replacement legislation ready to go. There was to be no appeal and replace. Each effort on health care failed – blocked by the progressive socialist Democrats and their RINO buddies like John McCain and his best friend, Lindsey Graham.

So it is debatable whether or not the GOP voters will listen once again in the 2018 congressional election cycle and return GOP to a majority in the House and Senate. Admittedly, the progressives have nothing to campaign on except their opposition to Donald Trump, much in the same way the GOP campaigned against the corrupt, lying Marxist known as Hillary Clinton or the communist Bernie Sanders.

This may not be the first time that John McCain has sold out America and Americans …

Why Has John McCain Blocked Info on MIAs? 

John McCain, who has risen to political prominence on his image as a Vietnam POW war hero, has, inexplicably, worked very hard to hide from the public stunning information about American prisoners in Vietnam who, unlike him, didn’t return home. Throughout his Senate career, McCain has quietly sponsored and pushed into federal law a set of prohibitions that keep the most revealing information about these men buried as classified documents. Thus the war hero people would logically imagine to be a determined crusader for the interests of POWs and their families became instead the strange champion of hiding the evidence and closing the books.

Almost as striking is the manner in which the mainstream press has shied from reporting the POW story and McCain’s role in it, even as McCain has made his military service and POW history the focus of his presidential campaign. Reporters who had covered the Vietnam War have also turned their heads and walked in other directions. McCain doesn’t talk about the missing men, and the press never asks him about them. <Source>

It has been suggested that the reason John McCain has pursued this course of action is two-fold. One, it would be embarrassing to the United States to discover that our elected officials deliberately left American soldiers that were being held for ransom pending the payment of war reparations to North View Nam – payment which never came. And two, suppressing prisoner accounts and official NV records that detailed the extent of John McCain’s cooperation and collaboration with the enemy – even though such cooperation could be forgiven because it was coerced under the most brutal of torture.

Like the despicable John Kerry, McCain is not a man to be trusted …

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In fact, the evidence appears to suggest that John McCain is a RINO (Republican In Name Only), an aisle-hopping progressive who is willing to do almost anything to pursue the progressive agenda. Thus we find McCain-Feingold, the failed campaign contribution legislation; McCain-Kennedy, the failed immigration reform and amnesty legislation; McCain-Lieberman, the failed global warming legislation; and other amendments which promote the interests of progressive socialist Democrats over his own GOP party. The conclusion that John McCain stands for John McCain is almost inescapable.

Bottom line …

Personally, I believe that the RINO obstructionism is a planned and caluclated move to drive President Donald Trump into the arms and agenda of the progressive socialist democrats "in order to get something done," much in the same way California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger was forced to turn to the progressives in order to demonstrate he was "doing the people's business." Both men were progressive RINOs and could be easily manipulated toward that legislation they naturally favored. Both men appointed progressive socialist democrats to major positions of power over similarly qualified Republicans in order to curry favor with the opposition. 

It is time for the GOP leadership to sideline the RINOs. Strip them of their committee assignments and give them a closet for an office. Betrayal is betrayal. If the GOP cannot act in the best interests of the GOP, how are we to believe that they will act in the best interests of America and Americans. After all, doesn’t the GOP profess to honor, support, and defend the Constitution of the United States and represent ALL Americans on the basis of fiscal and social prudence.

Tromp On It!

Our President is a RINO, but he has an excellent sense of which the way the wind is blowing. He will do the right thing if it is accepted by the American people.

We are so screwed.

-- steve

Reference Links:

McCain and the POW Cover-Up


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell



CELEBRITY AND CHARITY

Like socialite ladies that lunch, most celebrities use charities to stay relevant, raise their own profile in the media, and engage in virtue signaling to their audience … 

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Bottom line …

Sean Penn, one celebrity whose communist politics I thoroughly abhor, is one of the few celebrities who actually goes beyond “raising awareness and funding” and actually helps people on the ground. Penn will enter the realm of episodic television on Hulu’s upcoming series “The First” which follows the first human mission to Mars. There is little doubt that Sean is immensely talented as an actor/director/producer, even if he is politically misguided. His  family was bent, so he comes by it honestly.

I suggest you may want to watch at least the first few shows. After all, that’s what entertainers do … entertain. And, in most cases, their pay really is commensurate with the value they bring to their employers. Diva-crap aside, most actors are hard-working and somewhat neurotic because they worry that their mojo will disappear from the public’s eye. They are always as good as their last few projects.

Now if they would only shut-up about their politics – especially the untalented hacks – the world would be a better place.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell