Abusive Relationship with NFL

The essential Lucianne.com links to a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel which notes that Green Bay Packers lock arms during anthem; fans chant ´USA, USA´. But it was the comments that drew my attention, wherein reader after reader noted that the proper way to show respect during the playing of the national anthem is to stand at attention with the right hand held over the heart, a difficult feat when standing with arms locked in an SJW display.

A reader called arcady (post 5) captured the feelings of many:

I used to care. It´s refreshing now. I´m still getting used to this.

I turned on the game a couple times, and I was strangely detached. Not even sad, just detached, and also refreshed.

It´s been a long time since I broke-up with anyone. I feel now, like I was in an abusive relationship that just ended. Sorry NFL, it´s not me, it´s you. USA over NFL any day. And, All Lives Matter over BLM too.

Exactly.

Posted September 29th, 2017 Filed in Leftists, Liberals & Other Silliness

Michello O Goes Wacko

Michelle Obama says that females who voted for Trump only did so because they were told to.

Seriously? Anyone who thinks I can tell my Latina wife how to vote is more delusional than Hillary. So what does that say about the mental status of the former First Lady?

On a related note, if you call my wife Mexican-American she will angrily correct you to say that she is Texan-American. Period.

Posted September 28th, 2017 Filed in Leftists, Liberals & Other Silliness

NFL Truth Bomb

John P. Warren at Townhall tells us The Biggest Lie of All

In Sunday’s NFL games, 200 players took a knee or failed to appear on the field (Steelers, Titans, and the Seahawks) during the national anthem. My beloved Steelers stuck their own low note: Not only did team members stay in the locker room—all out of respect for knee-benders?—but Coach Mike Tomlin thought it appropriate to chastise Alejandro Villanueva—a West Point graduate and US Army veteran—for “disrespecting the team” by standing—alone—on the field in respect for the flag. Mr. Villanueva’s right of expression is, apparently, not so free. What bitter irony!

This simple fan’s opinion is this: when a player puts on a Steeler uniform (and is paid huge sums to do so), he represents his team, his city, his fans, the NFL, and what is noble about sports. So he doesn’t get to do whatever he wants in the stadium. When the national anthem is played, it is never about a cause or the unsavory words of one man. It’s much greater than that. They stand, Mr. Tomlin, for the team of Americans everywhere who have worked and died for the players—and all of us—to live our dreams. Protest we may, of course, but on our own time and our own dime.

Amen! Read it all.

Posted September 28th, 2017 Filed in Leftists, Liberals & Other Silliness

Lesson for the Day

Hiroshima vs Detroit, then and now

Posted September 5th, 2016 Filed in Leftists, Liberals & Other Silliness

Trump Fan Shot

No longer just shouting down free speech when it disagrees with their own opinions, anti-Trump liberals have been increasingly violent. We’ve seen punches thrown, shoving, throwing debri, chasing and tackling, homes vandalized, and even death threats for those expressing support for the next President. In an incident 25 July 2016, a man was shot in Cleveland for the offense of expressing support for Trump.

The 60-year-old victim said he thought Trump would make a good president. 45-year-old Darnell Hall said he would not. Hall then left the establishment, retrieved a weapon, returned, and brandished the weapon which discharged and hit the victim in the leg.

This is not a heat-of-the-moment exchange. Said liberal left, retrieved, and returned showing malice of forethought. He is free on a mere $15,000 bond.

Seriously?

NYC’s Selective Fascism

Democratic Mayor Bill “No Big Gulp” de Blasio is advancing yet another nanny state fascist reform, this time in a war on salt. New York City is planning to fine chain restaurants that do not warn diners about high salt content dishes after an appeals court lifted a temporary hold on issuing fines while the matter is settled once and for all in yet more litigation.

The mayor applauded the appeals court’s decision to allow further unnecessary onerous regulation on business in his city.

BTW, Medical News Today reports that a study published in The Lancet found that low salt intake may raise the risk of heart attack, stroke, and death.

Compared with people who had an average sodium intake, the rates of heart attack, stroke, and death were higher among those who had a low sodium intake, regardless of whether participants had high blood pressure.

Interestingly, low salt intake in the study was defined as an intake of less than 3,000 milligrams a day, which is above current recommendations in the United States.

Furthermore, the researchers found that only individuals with high blood pressure appeared to be subject to the risks associated with high salt intake – defined as more than 6,000 milligrams daily.

Meanwhile, New York City is in the process of decriminalizing a slew of disgusting behaviors including drinking alcohol out of bags, public urination, littering, loitering in parks after hours, and violating noise codes. No doubt, the City Council and police will take credit for the drop in crime even as law abiding citizen’s quality of life plummets. Personally, I’ll take Rudy and Bernard’s Broken Windows policing because it works when done correctly.

Is Democrats Love of Over-Regulation Driving Youth Away?

IBD posits that Democrat attitudes towards Web-based sharing companies like Uber, Lyft and Airbnb is an opportunity for Republicans who are less anxious to regulate these new business models out of existence:

Last August, self-described socialist Bernie Sanders told Bloomberg that he had “serious problems” with Uber because it was “unregulated.”

The Democrats’ presumptive presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton, vowed to “crack down” on companies that she says “exploit employees” by labeling them contractors — a thinly veiled dig at Uber and Lyft.

Ultraliberal Sen. Elizabeth Warren, likewise, claims these companies exploit workers, and called them “the next step in a losing effort to build some economic security in a world where all the benefits are floating to the top 10%.”

New York’s leftist Mayor Bill de Blasio tried to hamstring Uber and Lyft by imposing a cap on the number of cars the service could operate. Other Democratic mayors have tried to block Uber’s growth.

The reasons for Democratic opposition varies. In the case of de Blasio, it’s clearly meant to protect the existing taxicab monopoly. In the case of Warren and Clinton, it’s because these Web-based sharing services threaten old-style unionized working relationships.

Whatever the reasons, the opposition from Democratic Party leaders flies in the face of the views of the party’s young members who actually use and are benefiting from the “gig economy.”

One would think that the Libertarian Party will equally benefit.

Posted May 25th, 2016 Filed in Leftists, Liberals & Other Silliness

Yep, a DNC Chair is Right

My new favorite Democrat is Tulsi Gabbard. She was deployed twice to Iraq with the National Guard and is a vice-chair of the Democratic National Committee. And she is vocally critical of Obama’s foreign policy.

Here she is talking with with Bill Maher, with whom I rarely agree. This is an exception:

Bill Maher Goes Off, Asks Dem Rep. Why Obama Won’t Say ‘Islamic Extremism’ (video)

On CNN this morning she calls the US effort to oust Assad “Illegal” and accuses the CIA of backing terrorists:

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard: CIA Must Stop Illegal, Counterproductive War to Overthrow Assad (video)

Now if the Dems would start putting up candidates like this for president instead of treasonous lying criminals, they’d start getting my vote. But that won’t happen.

Let the circuses continue. I hope I keep getting some bread.

Today’s Must Read

I do not accuse those who “check” me and my perspective of overt racism, although the phrase, which assumes that simply because I belong to a certain ethnic group I should be judged collectively with it, toes that line. But I do condemn them for diminishing everything I have personally accomplished, all the hard work I have done in my life, and for ascribing all the fruit I reap not to the seeds I sow but to some invisible patron saint of white maleness who places it out for me before I even arrive. Furthermore, I condemn them for casting the equal protection clause, indeed the very idea of a meritocracy, as a myth, and for declaring that we are all governed by invisible forces (some would call them “stigmas” or “societal norms”), that our nation runs on racist and sexist conspiracies. Forget “you didn’t build that;” check your privilege and realize that nothing you have accomplished is real.

The above is an extract from an opinion piece in Time penned by the grandson of Jewish immigrants who survived Hitler, a Death March and a Siberian work camp before making their way to America with no money or understanding of English, yet met and built enough of a life together to hand down the work ethic that enabled Tal Fortgang to go to Princeton.

The story is both moving and inspiring. Read as Tal explains, "Why I’ll Never Apologize for My White Male Privilege."

Posted May 3rd, 2014 Filed in Leftists, Liberals & Other Silliness

Mozilla Suffers Major Backlash

In reaction to widespread demonstration of classic liberal intolerance, Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich stepped down after less than two weeks on the job. His crime is a paltry $1,000 donation in support of California’s Proposition 8, for which seven million Californians voted and successfully passed.

Oh yeah, and Eich also made campaign contributions in past years to Republican candidates such as Pat Buchanan.

The response from the larger public has been gratifying as Mozilla set a new company record today for online customer dissatisfaction:

Read about it at Conservative Intelligence Briefing. HT Instapundit who has his usual smattering of sage observation and pithy links.

The comments on their feedback page seem uniformly negative at the moment (mine certainly was).

Finally, Firefox meets firestorm: Mozilla clams up.

Liberals. Gotta love their consistency.

Poster shamelessly stolen from Ellysa Maye’s Twitter feed.

Posted April 5th, 2014 Filed in Leftists, Liberals & Other Silliness