I'm still mildly surprised by the whole thing. The NFL owners are mostly Republicans, as are most of the white players. I always considered the owners a greedy bunch concerned mainly with the bottom line. The players have no "right" to free speech when they're on the field, i.e., on "company time." They have to do what their bosses, the coaches and owners, tell them to. So the owners could put a stop to this whole disgraceful display by simply telling the players not to do it or they will be fines, suspended or fired. Most of the players are easily replaced, and they know it. The owners lied about and tried to cover up the brain injury issue (chronic traumatic encephalopathy) issue in order to protect their profits, and it amazes me that they didn't stomp on these anti-patriotic demonstrations right away. Surely these people must realize that these things will alienate a big chunk, maybe even a majority, of their fan base, as half-empty stadiums and sagging TV ratings are already showing. I guess this just illustrates the power of ploitical correctness – the NFL owners would rather lose hundreds of millions of dollars rather than take on the PC gods.
I hear on Hannity than FEDERAL GOV give billions of dollars to NFL
Quite funny, because of all those conservative which scream about "socialism" everytime.Public healthcare no, NFL yes. LOL.
PDJT should repeal all public money for NFL. All stadiums have to be built with private money.
What the hell he don't simply use his pen??? 5 minutes. Just.Fives.minutes.
The white players are mostly still standing, but they're doing the scared solidarity thing at the same time. The owners don't want to get on the wrong side of their black mercenaries, either. Trump isn't afraid to criticize their behavior head on, which is why the media and the scared owners and scared white players are censuring him so strongly (even though the latter two are doing so with a little cognitive dissonance).
There is no way SWPLs or Asians or Hispanics are coming on board the NFL. Middle America and blacks are the NFL's fanbase. This is going to be bad for the league. It's a step in the direction of becoming what the NBA is–which is to say a sports league that only a fraction of the population has any real awareness of.
Any idea how much of the money is federal, though? My guess is not much, that it's mostly state and municipal, but I could be wrong.
Epigone : No idea, I just hear it last night, and, because english is not my language, it's dificult for me to remember the exact number. But Hannity spoke about BILLIONS. He said also US Army spent money to NFL for a reason I hadn't understood.You could easily (easyly ?) find the number by checking his videos on youtube, I guess.
OT, but, for me, here are the most important stuff PDJT have to do. I would like to have your advice about it, mostly because I don't know if this stuff is a WH thing or a Congress thing.
-redistricting for favorising strongly republican candidates in the next redistricting post-census-change the rule of electoral college : EC must be based on citizen population, not total population (California would, with this change, have near 45 EC, vs 55 actually)-all voters MUST have an official paper with pic (in France, we have to present our ID card)-end electronic vote. Only paper ballot.-deport all illegals. Men, women, childs-no money for sanctuary states/cities(counties ?)-sherman act against GAFA. Create a free speech provider (and not only provider, but I don't know the technic words for all that stuff. To make short : all the chains in internet.)-taking control of Fox News. No more country-clubs "fox news political commentators", no more neocons fox news commentators. Only national-populist ones (well…I think this is more a french wishful thinking than an american one^^, because of american love of "free entreprise")-no amnesty, total DACA end-governement control of public universities and even private universities. I understand the principle of free association, everybody can fire someone wich is not on your political side, but what about social medias and universities ? Didn't they, ontologically, include free speech ?
bonus track : what about pizzagate ??? Was it really a fake ? What I read seems so convainquant (and Podesta have really an evil face)And what about the connexions between the clinton fundation and corruption ? Shouldn't she "BE IN JAIL" ?
Sorry to be so talkative and bad english writer. Hope you could answer about all that stuff 😉
Pizzagate is a dumb distraction when the actual verifiable crimes of the Dems are right before our eyes.
Specifically, Obama admin spying like crazy on the Trump admin is very much like what got Nixon out of office.
If 98% of Repubs in Congress weren't pathetic losers whose only sexual release comes from taking lame potshots at their own side (I'm looking at you, Sasse, McCain and Ryan), the corruption of the Obama administration spying on Trump would be the source of a massive investigation.
Agree on everything with the exception of federal control of private universities. Colleges like Hillsdale and Grove City aren't perfect, but they're a hell of a lot better than the cultMarx converged public universities.
Echo Dan on pizzagate. DACA, Benghazi, spying on the Trump administration, asking Ecuador to influence the 2016 presidential election–these things are ALL bigger than the Watergate scandal that brought down the Nixon administration, and our worthless majority-controlled cuck congress can't be bothered to put pressure on any of them.
I'll apologize upfront for the extremely off topic post but somethings need to be talked about and I really hope the word gets out so no one goes to this really really bad idea
There is an anti-communist rally planned for dec 28th in which some idiot (probably forrest gumps extremely retarded cousin) suggest bringing 2nd amendment stuff to the rally because it's supposed to be partially about the 2nd amendment. Did [email protected]++e$ville not teach you anything? And to add to the stupidity it's being held in Charlotte N.C. at that point why not just go back to [email protected]++e$ville. I'm not against rallies per se but talk about being a glutton for punishment.
I agree with Dan. Too much stuff that the Democrats have been caught doing red handed to investigate before we waste time on Pizzagate. Sadly Jeff Sessions is not moving on this very fast if at all. The Obama administration was really riddled with scandals that were downplayed or just outright memoryholed by the media. Meanwhile MUH RUSSIA will be talked about well after Trump leaves the White House (in 2025).
NFL owners are mostly not (((White))). It's not about the shekels, or this stuff never would have gotten off the ground. Pizzagate IS real.
That "anticom" Dec 28 rally is a (((TRAP)))
OT, tax cuts are coming to the forefront.
It is dumb that taxes are the focus but here we are.
My thoughts:1 – It sounds like the enormous national debt would increase, not decrease. America being deeper in debt is not MAGA.2 – Going much deeper in debt would dramatically increase the trade deficit. How this works is, we must finance these debts by selling bonds to foreigners. They earn the money for these bonds by running trade surpluses against us. Which of course are trade deficits to us.
Getting America deeper into debt while increasing the trade deficit? Pretty much the opposite of MAGA.
So once again we must support Trumpism by working to stop Trump.
Lovely. Oh well, once more unto the breach.
So now I'm rooting for Mitch McConnell to stop Trump. Go, Mitch, go!
This is not going according to plan.
On the other hand, probably nothing to worry about. Anything that is not revenue neutral would require 60 votes. Since 50 votes is unattainable, the odds of 60 is nil. Even if Trump could line up 8 Dems, which would be a six sigma event, John McCain would screw it up for no reason other than resentment. His personal hatred of Trump exceeds that of any Democrat in congress.
So Trump is going to be handed another defeat on tax reform. The chance of passage is exactly 0%. Who is advising him?
Is the strategy to contain Trump and wear him out by pushing him against walls of futility?
@epigone : but, on my list, what depends of WH and what depends of Congress ?
And, for things depends of WH, have you an explaination about WHY DJT don't use his pen ?
Prudent advice. Unless these rallies involve especially salient figures (like Ann Coulter or Mike Cernovich), they're probably counterproductive. It's too hard to control the optics and it scares normies away. Maybe it feels good, but it works against the overall mission.
Sessions has one of the most powerful positions in the country. It is frustrating to see him seemingly doing so little.
My sense is the owners would give anything for this all to just go away, but the sports media world has become converged just like the major media more generally has, and there's a racial dynamic in NFL locker rooms that is closer to South Africa than anywhere here in the US. As long as black players stick together in kneeling, there's not much the owners will be willing to do to break them.
I see him talking about taxes and I yawn.
From the outside looking in, it seems like he is operating under the assumption of some level of negotiating good faith among some members of congress. At some point he's going to realize that's not going to work. They'll slow roll him for another three years and it'll be reelection time and he'll have nothing to show for his campaign promises. I want to see him go to war.
The bully pulpit is enormously powerful, but instead of using it to taunt his obstructionists while supporting Moore in Alabama–"these people have been in the swamp for too long, folks. But they won't be in there much longer. What happened in Alabama is going to happen all over the country in 2018. We're taking our country back!" Same opportunity to taunt Bob Corker, but nope, nothing. Instead, he lamely supports a chambers of commerce loser. Weak.
My prediction: Eventually we're going to default massively on foreign-held debt. There's nothing China can do about it other than stop using the dollar as the world's reserve currency, but given that exactly such a thing is what will most likely precipitate the default, the Chinese and other foreign governments will be SOL.
The issue with the EO pen is that anything it does can be undone just as quickly, and it's more likely to get clogged up in the courts than something that passes legislatively through congress. That said, as his term wears on, that might be the sole avenue he starts pursuing.
"My sense is the owners would give anything for this all to just go away, but the sports media world has become converged just like the major media more generally has, and there's a racial dynamic in NFL locker rooms that is closer to South Africa than anywhere here in the US. As long as black players stick together in kneeling, there's not much the owners will be willing to do to break them. "
Sports corruption has been talked about for years in the alt-Right-sphere, but it looks like what finally is blowing the cover of America's "religion" is athletes not being able to stifle their egos for even the few working hours that happen on national TV. As you can tell from Steve's blog, the real scandal is high school/college/pro administrators systematically trying to suppress knowledge of athlete thuggery as much as possible, since having the biggest/fastest/strongest bucks is that important to teams, the various entities that promote sports, and to fans and gamblers.
Athlete misbehavior is one of those things, like black serial killers, that's oddly….obscure. If blacks were held accountable, truly, then it would become more difficult for them to occupy their time with sports, success would be more difficult. And even more blacks would end up screwed. The cult-Marxists don't dare try to further rein in jock behavior, because outside of sports, what else do blacks have left?
Jock worship became very common with Boomers (and even Silents to some degree) in the later 60's, and I have a hunch that it's because blacks are conspicuously absent from other realms of accomplishment. No matter dysfunctional blacks were, at least they had athletes for whom everyone could cheer.
BTW, PC hit sports first. TV personality Jimmy the Greek, in the 70's, got canned for saying that blacks, due to a history of slavery, were bred to have "game"; the sports establishment immediately marginalized him for acknowledging racial differences. I would object to the idea that such breeding happened because of slavery; differences are rooted in thousands of years of inbreeding within a population which is socially and often physically isolated from other ethnic groups. But obviously, someone dumb enough to breach racial etiquette on national TV in the late 70's, wouldn't know that much about science and racial issues.
athletes not being able to stifle their egos for even the few working hours that happen on national TV
That's a trenchant way to put it, thanks.
"The bully pulpit is enormously powerful, but instead of using it to taunt his obstructionists while supporting Moore in Alabama–"these people have been in the swamp for too long, folks. But they won't be in there much longer. What happened in Alabama is going to happen all over the country in 2018. We're taking our country back!" Same opportunity to taunt Bob Corker, but nope, nothing. Instead, he lamely supports a chambers of commerce loser. Weak."
I think Trump weakly backed the establishment Luther in Alabama because if he actively turns on the GOP establishment then the GOP establishment would happily work with Democrats to impeach him and get him out of office and replaced with the more establishment Pence (which with the Democrats help they would have the numbers to do). Trump has to essentially subvert or cuckold the GOP establishment while they aren’t looking.
@AA : big THANK for your comment. I understand better, now, the political american system, thus, the poorly inaction of PDJT. In a way, that's reassuring.
(even if…I don't understand why republican party would be so suicidal. What's the problem with good redistricting and good EC calculation ?)
IMO, there's 3 majors factions inside the R Party-country-club centre-right, Bush I/Rockefeller/kashish (critically endangered, good point)-redneck conservative, free-market zelots and evangelical, quitly neocons-trumpo-bannonist : anti-migrants, pro-protectionnism (an non-negigible part of this faction is too much jewish-zeloting, but, well, let's do with what we have in the shop)
Chris, Trump didn't have to back Luther Strange. It would have been natural to just hang back and stay out of it. It was a primary race after all. It was more bad advice from Jared. We are in the weird world where Trump followers are better informed than the President himself on many political issues, since Kelly tries to block information.
BTW, about sport, here's the young team of french football club Paris saint germain…
(the first reason I don't like football henceforth)
AE said –
"Instead, he lamely supports a chambers of commerce loser. Weak."
I have never really bought into Trump as a 4D chess master. But, in this case it could have been a tactical decision. People like Sheriff Joe or Judge Moore are garlic to the left or the RINO's. With all the BLM and NFL crap, Trump may have decided to avoid a media barrage if he openly supported Moore. This way he can have his cake and eat it, too. He knows Moore will win but by supporting Strange, with a wink-wink at his base and saying he may have made a mistake supporting Strange, he strokes the Republicrats and avoids the media pointing out to everyone that he supports a bad thinking White male who is Christian, a member of the patriarchy, waves guns around in public, is politically incorrect as they come, and is "obviously" a "racist" since he is an older White male from Alabama. Then once Moore is the Republican nominee, Trump can act like "Well, I've got to dance with the one who brung me. Of course, I'd prefer someone with more class and more politically correct ideas, but, hey, everyone has to take one for the team!"
But, then again, Trump may have just gotten it wrong.
I got this from mendo off of CH's place
Here’s one way to pull the MONEY AWAY.
From gab: Budweiser wants to know your feelings about the NFL. They are considering pulling their advertising and WANT your opinion. It only takes a few minutes.
Call 800 342 5283, and press 1.You will be asked to provide a brief statement.
I hope enough people hear about this and light their phones up, especially since it only takes a few minutes, if nothing else you should have some spare time since sundays now free.
At what point does it stop being worth it? Is there some threshold he crosses where he says "fuck it, this is war"? Did he put himself through all of this to tinker around the margins? At the least, as Dan says, he could've stayed out of it until the special election itself.
(even if…I don't understand why republican party would be so suicidal. What's the problem with good redistricting and good EC calculation ?
They've done plenty of gerrymandering to keep individual districts. Cynically, I think a lot of these cucks don't care one way or another if their party is "in power" or out, so long as they have their seats and their donors are happy. They may even prefer to be in the minority–it's easier to talk about repealing Obamacare than actually doing it, etc.
Great squad there, as French as the Eiffel Tower! The NFL, and even more so the NBA, are like that stateside. In Europe it may not seem as obvious since so many quarterbacks–by far the most recognizable player on a NFL team–are white, but the league is 70% black.
Unless it's a gambit to provide an explanation to the cucks as to why he's not sticking his neck out there for the GOPe in 2018, it's hard to see how it does him much good because your last sentence looks like a betrayal of the person his supporters crawled over broken glass for in 2016. He is supposed to be with us, not pretending he is with us!
Will do tomorrow, and will report on it here.
This is their national customer service hotline and it directs callers, before anything else, on how to express their opinions about the company's sponsorship and advertising for the NFL. Wow, very pleasantly surprising. They must REALLY be getting deluged. I added my voice to the chorus favoring pulling sponsorships and advertising.
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