The National Football League has found itself in a massive pickle because of the National Anthem protest blowing up in their faces. If the NFL were your friendly neighborhood group of guys playing because they loved the sport, then there would be no problem. Anyone is allowed to stand or kneel for any reason that they wish.
But they’re not just a group of guys having fun with a football. They’re a business that is structured to make money, and the nationwide boycott has compromised their ability to make money, and making money is what it’s all about. Because the purpose of the league is being put at risk, we are now at the point where the rubber meets the road.
The NFL has lost hundreds of millions, possibly now billions of dollars in advertising, ticket and merchandising sales and are at risk of losing an additional $1.1 billion in taxpayer subsidies. So now, since the former fans have made it unprofitable to be unpatriotic, the league is finally ready to do something about it. According to USA Today, Commissioner Rodger Goodell has finally said that he think’s it’s time for players to move on:
“NFL commissioner Roger Goodell — in an interview with Bloomberg News on Wednesday –addressed the league’s challenge in skirting a fine line between appeasing players and delivering a favorable product to its fan base in response to protests during the national anthem.
Goodell said that while he’s ‘proud of our players’ for their efforts in pushing toward social and criminal justice reform and ‘proud of our owners’ for trying to give them a platform, ultimately his hope is for the NFL to move past the protests. He said it’s unfair to fans and believes the players’ message is ultimately being misinterpreted.
‘We want to get to a point where we can actually make positive change, because people come to our stadiums to have fun, to be entertained, not to be protested to,’ Goodell said.”
In case you’re looking for an interpretation that doesn’t include a lot of public relations babble, what he’s trying to say here is “look guys, we had a good run, but you’re going to be running your laps for free if you people don’t quit ticking off the season pass holders.”
The players who decided to disrespect the National Anthem and the owners who let them get away with it are all equally at fault for allowing the nation to be desensitized to common courtesy and respect. That’s not something that most middle-class Americans take lightly, and the audience that used to be die-hard fans found themselves a little hot under the collar about it.
Goodell goes on to clarify what he thinks might possibly be the only hope for the league:
“I’ve been clear about this. The anthem, respect for our flag is really important, so I want to see players stand (instead of kneeling). Players repeat over and over again this isn’t about disrespect for our flag or military or our veterans. And I believe them. But they also have to understand that it is interpreted much differently on a national basis.”
In other words: You can get away with flipping off your boss just by saying that it’s the new sign for “I love you.” Everybody knows what these symbols mean, and no matter how much an individual insists that they are doing it for a different reason, we’re still insulted.
“Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick was the first player to take a knee during the national anthem last season as a protest against racial injustice and police brutality. While a select number of players followed suit, the protests exploded across the league after President Donald Trump made profane remarks about players during a September rally in Alabama.
Last week, Papa John’s CEO John Schnatter criticized the NFL for ‘poor leadership’ on the anthem, claiming that it hurt business. Goodell acknowledged that catering to sponsors, as well as fans, holds high importance.”
Papa John’s pulling their support was a huge blow to the NFL, and hopefully the first of many, if the league doesn’t figure out how to reign in their players and stop the constant reminders of just how little respect for the flag and country they have. The clientele for this particular business isn’t particularly the social justice warriors, on average, but those are the ones Commissioner Goodell insists on keeping happy, instead of his loyal fans.
“In that regard, Goodell maintained that the league’s goal is to remove politics from sports.
‘We live in a very divided society right now,’ he said. ‘I think that’s one of the things that, when we have the platform the way we do, people seek to find that division. That’s something we try to resist.
‘Getting into politics isn’t something (we do). Values aren’t necessarily about politics. Values are a way we do things — making sure we do things at higher standards. I believe people expect that of us. … We accept that and welcome that. But it’s (about) keeping the focus on the game.'”
Working for someone means doing what they say. In the case of the players in the NFL, that means they must abide by any rules that the NFL hands down, and in the case of the NFL, that means doing whatever will keep their loyal customers happy. If there was any doubt on that in the past, there isn’t now. Thankfully, the league is finally getting the message, and maybe we can keep this kind of disrespect from spreading any further.
[H/T: USA Today]
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Melania Just Personally Stopped Attackers In Their Tracks, Makes It Their Last Time – ‘I Refuse’
She’s not taking it anymore!!!
Even though the mainstream media is dead set on attacking her and creating a fake narrative for President Donald Trump’s alleged affair with the porn star Stormy Daniels over a decade ago, our First Lady Melania Trump doesn’t seem phased at all. Especially now with the way the media is putting a spotlight on her marriage. If she frowns it’s bad if she smiles it’s bad.
The liberal media just won’t stop as illustrated in an article via Hollywood Life:
“Melania Trump refuses to split with Donald amid affair allegations — but why? A source close to Melania EXCLUSIVELY told HL the reason she’s holding off on ending things for good with Donald.
Melania Trump, 47, may be privately fuming about all the affair allegations surrounding her husband Donald Trump, 71, but that doesn’t mean she’ll ever divorce him. A source close to Melania EXCLUSIVELY gave us the deets about the reason why she’s sticking by his side. “Anybody that’s expecting Melania to leave Donald and file for divorce is in for a long wait,” our source said. “But, don’t take her refusal to end her marriage as a sign of weakness. It’s the exact opposite if anything. Melania’s main focus and priority is the well-being of Barron, and she believes that a stable family environment, as much as that is possible given the circumstances, is the best thing for her son. The past year has been incredibly stressful for Barron. He’s been unwittingly thrust into the spotlight, and living a public life causes him a lot of stress, as it would any 12-year-old child.”
Going into his candidacy, Melania was considerate of how Donald’s presidential run would affect Barron.” Although Melania supported Donald’s run for president, she was incredibly mindful of what kind of affect it would have on Barron,” our source added. “And she has gone out of her way to try to provide him with as regular a home life as she’s able to. Melania is an amazing mom, and she would literally die for her son.”
While she’s aware of how easy it would be to walk away from her marriage, Melania is thinking beyond her own wants. “With all the recent scandals and public humiliation, the easiest option would be for Melania to leave Donald,” our source added. “And she certainly wouldn’t have to worry about money or status if she did. But she refuses to take the easy way out if it means it could cause Barron any kind of upset, so she has vowed to tough it out and stay with Donald, no matter what.”
Although many in the media, even the former Conservative Pundit S.E. Cupp has asked Melania to leave the president as the “example Hillary Clinton never gave” Melania isn’t interested in divorcing Trump, which is just a narrative that the left is making up and running with because they personally think she should. Just because they don’t like him, doesn’t mean that Melania doesn’t and since she stays with him they are making horrible things up about her and her marriage as a kind of revenge.
In the case of the Hollywood Life piece, she probably said that Barron’s needs come first in a general sense and they are taking it out of context like the left stream media always does when it comes to people on the right. The truth of the matter is Melania is an excellent mother who does put Barron’s needs first which is an admirable thing that liberals should take note of.
Here is more about S.E. Cupp’s call for Melania to leave the President via Daily Vine:
“Even the former Conservative Libertarian Fox News and The Blaze contributor turned “moderate” after leaving the Glenn Beck network for a cushy job at CNN had disturbing words for the first lady.
“Cupp said, “I’ve heard the stories swirling around, the president described in a number of ways, scandalous, tabloid trash. But the word that comes to my mind is humiliating. The president of the United States is being sued by a porn star over an alleged affair they had years ago. It is humiliating for the country certainly that the figurehead of the Republican party—not too long ago the party of family values—is alleged to have had another affair with a Playmate just after his son was born is humiliating for the GOP, or it should be anyway. But worst of all, that Donald Trump has very likely cheated on his wife multiple times. And that this is all playing out very publicly is particularly humiliating for Melania Trump. While it’s hard to imagine she didn’t know who she married, she’s also just a woman, a wife, and a mother, like the rest of us. There’s a real person in there, and she must be reeling.”
She continued, “What she does next is no small thing. It might just be tabloid fodder to gossip rags or political chum for Hill watchers, but for a generation of young girls, Melania’s next move could be formative. It was to me. I was just 13 when word of Bill Clinton’s affairs hit the campaign trail and imperiled his 1992 presidential run. I had just voted for Clinton in my school’s mock primary. I was paying close attention. Burned in my mind is the image of Hillary sitting next to Bill in a “60 Minutes” interview trying to put a fresh veneer on her embattled candidate husband.”
She added “It was, of course, just the first of many times she would endure the particular humiliation Bill would inflict, stories of affairs, inappropriate behavior, a graphic White House tryst with an intern, even a rape allegation, and put on a strong united front. Over those years, Hillary became for me what she became for many women, the literal definition of stand by your man.”
Cupp concluded, “Now Melania may not have a political career to consider, but as the First Lady, she is an inherently important figure in American politics, and women are watching. Particularly young women. Melania should do for this generation of girls what Hillary Clinton did not do for mine, and leave her jerk of a husband.”
These hateful liberals are advocating for breaking up families rather than working out issues in a marriage. And in this case, if true, it’s an incident that occurred over a decade ago where they would rather take the word of a washed-up porn star over our President.
BREAKING! Prince Harry Can’t Marry Her! The SECRET IS OUT!!!
IS MARKLE GETTING THE BOOT?
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have a considerable problem on their hands. This could be the end of their engagement and soon to be married. If they don’t figure this out, then there’s going to be an absolute failure going on, and it’s sure to upset the Queen of England. Royal weddings are usually something pleasant to look forward to, but this could be different if things don’t pan out very well for Harry and Meghan.
Weddings often consist of a million different things that need to be planned. Everything from chairs, invitation, food, guest list, where people will sit, dealing with future in-laws, and all kinds of things you don’t even imagine until it’s time to get married. Then you realize how much is involved and the last thing you need is an extra problem added to the list of tasks you’re already dealing with.
That’s what Harry’s dealing with right now. He found out that his little Miss Markle was previously married, divorced, and that’s a significant setback for royal weddings. The Church of England frowns upon royalty wedding divorcees. They unofficially forbid people to marry someone who was previously married. It’s not set in stone or law, but they frown upon it so hard that people simply don’t do it. If they do, it’s very rare. At some point, people have to accept that not every marriage works out to be the wonderful storybook fairytale everyone woman desired. There have been times where royalty has married divorced people but is very, very rare. If Prince Harry goes through with this wedding to Markle, then this would be one of those sporadic incidents.
Think this situation can get any more interesting? There’s another catch. We’re not sure what Markle’s religion is. This is a kink in the chain of royal weddings because there could be restrictions on who royalty can marry when it comes to religion.
“For centuries, divorce was frowned upon by the Church of England and members of the British royal family were forbidden — or at the very least, strongly discouraged — from marrying someone who was divorced.
The history-shaking controversy surrounding Edward’s abdication, as fans of The Crown will attest, has never been forgotten by Queen Elizabeth, who was just 10 when her uncle stepped aside — paving the way for her ascension to the throne. Edward married Simpson in 1937 in exile in France.
But times have changed.
In 2002, the General Synod – the governing body of the Church of England – voted to recognize “that some marriages regrettably do fail.” They added, “there are exceptional circumstances in which a divorced person may be married in church during the lifetime of a former spouse.” Any decision “as to whether or not to solemnize such a marriage in church after divorce rests with the minister.”
Times have changed and people realized that not every wedding blossoms into the most beautiful work of art. That’s one hurdle cleared for Prince Harry to put the ring on Markle’s finger. But what about her religion? Religion can be another roadblock for Prince Harry and Markle.
People talks about that too:
“In order to remain in the line of succession, members of the royal family cannot be Catholic. The vast majority are members of the Church of England, with the Queen serving as the head of the church. And until 2013, laws forbade members of the family from marrying someone who is Catholic. It was a restriction couples could work around: Peter Phillips’s wife, Autumn, converted from Catholicism before their May 2008 wedding. If she hadn’t, Phillips — the Queen’s eldest grandchild, who is 13th in line to the throne — would have lost his place in the line of succession.
However, in 2013, Britain modernized their laws. Now, those in the immediate line of succession can marry anyone they like, regardless of religion (provided they have permission from the monarch if they’re one of the first six in line to the throne). The rules regarding gender were also changed so that a first-born daughter would inherit the throne, irrespective of whether a boy followed. Under the previous primogeniture rule, any boy would take priority over an older sister.”
We haven’t been able to confirm Markle’s religion, so we’re not entirely sure if their wedding will be delayed, stopped, or go through due to religious reasons.
She’s either Jewish or Catholic, but people can’t pinpoint it just yet.
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BREAKING NEWS!! Kathy Griffin SHOOTING!!
HER LIFE IS OVER!
It’s all over for Kathy Griffin. Her career in America is officially over. We thought it was over before, but now it’s hitting the big time and what just happened to her has cemented her career six feet under like a fresh corpse in a Chicago shooting. Let’s backtrack a bit, and then I’ll tell you more about what happened that solidified Trump fans with the cheerful notion that Kathy Griffin is over and she buried her career!
Kathy Griffin was on tour overseas because she couldn’t find work in America. After she displayed a picture of herself holding a beheaded Trump head, the world lit her on fire via social media outbursts. It was demonic, and even some of her supporters were disgusted by her vile demonstration of free speech. Sure, speech is free to use, but when misused it has immense backlash upon the speaker. In this case, Kathy Griffin dumped her career down a toilet the moment she thought she was funny and provocative. There wasn’t much amusing or provocative about her beheaded Trump photo, but it was fouler than anything, and she certainly paid the price. Her downfall was so sad that even Squatty Potty flushed her.
After her rotten picture wrecked her career, she posted a shaved head sulking video that was virtually begging for a second chance. There’s one thing I know about comedians, and it’s this: some have it, some don’t, and she doesn’t. Her video was unfortunate and people could sniff the fakery in it as she begged for her career to come back, but she didn’t have much of a job to begin with. A one night gig for New Year’s Eve and Squatty Potty aren’t much to write home about. Here’s her video.
Now here we are talking about Kathy Griffin and the word “shooting,” and there are two sides to what happened. The first bit about her shooting is that she won’t be shooting any new material in America. The second piece of that Griffin puzzle is the reason why she won’t be shooting new stuff.
Kathy Griffin has told people that she’s scared to work in America because she’s afraid that someone will shoot her. She said it. Straight from her mouth. Direct from the source herself. While she might be scared to work in America, the other thing is this – I don’t think anyone wants her to work for them anyway!
— The Hill (@thehill) December 27, 2017
Via The Hill:
“Comedian Kathy Griffin says that she has been welcomed abroad, but wishes she could go on a tour in the U.S. “without getting shot.”
“They were thrilled to have someone come over and make fun of Trump,” said Griffin, who recently finished up a 15-country world tour, during an interview with Politico published Wednesday.
“I wish I could tour in the U.S. without getting shot — I know I can’t. I was in the middle of a 50-city tour when the tweet happened. It was canceled in 24 hours.”
Americans listened to Kathy’s fake apology, watched her leave America and travel across seas where she desperately found someone to let her work, and now she’s telling people she’s afraid to get shot? I don’t think there’s a legal gun owner who would be stupid enough ever to discharge their weapon at Griffin. People wouldn’t throw their own life away to make a point to a fledgling comedian who can’t write a joke. If Griffin walked the streets of America, she would either be ignored or asked for a selfie in which someone might post on social media as a joke.
Her comments about getting shot in America is a stab at Americans. Does she think people care about her enough that they would shoot her and risk a life in prison?
Let’s be real with Kathy Griffin and remind her that the only thing getting shot will be her taking another selfie, but that’s about it.
She won’t be shooting any new material in America unless someone is desperate to hire someone.
She won’t get shot by any American who knows who she is because they won’t be stupid enough to wreck their own lives as badly as she ruined her career.
Maybe she’ll get lucky and shoot some content in a third world country if someone there doesn’t shoot her with a blow dart first.
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She's not taking it anymore!!!
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