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Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee Kneels In Protest On Congressional Floor

What started with National Football League player Colin Kaepernick last year has become a full blown movement across the country. It slowly moved around the NFL, with other players joining Kaepernick to kneel during the National Anthem to protest their cause. For Kaepernick, it was a social justice cause calling attention to racial inequality. This is the same for other players, while others have done it purely out of solidarity with other protesters. In the last couple of weeks, it’s spread to Major League Baseball and become a more widespread movement since President Donald Trump called anyone who does it… Keep Reading

Culture/News

Pittsburgh Steelers’ Alejandro Villaneuva Forced To Grovel For Standing For His Country

The #TakeAKnee protesters are now spreading like a wild fire throughout the country. What started with Colin Kaepernick and a small handful of other National Football League players has become a movement across sports that is now bleeding into every aspect of our society. President Donald Trump reignited the debate when he defiantly proclaimed the NFL should fire these players, even going as far as using profanity to show his disdain toward the athletes. In response, players knelt or locked arms in solidarity. While the story was found in all the teams who did protest, one major story was found… Keep Reading

News

First Major League Baseball Player Kneels During The National Anthem

What started with National Football League free agent Colin Kaepernick last year has become a trend in professional sports. By kneeling during the National Anthem, Kaepernick ignited a national firestorm over his actions and why he did it. Kaepernick viewed his display as an act of social justice warfare that brings awareness to racial issues he believes in. Opponents to him and his actions viewed his behavior as a disrespectful act against the country and those who keep it free. The act has spread beyond the NFL, and now has reached Major League Baseball. Oakland Athletics catcher Bruce Maxwell became… Keep Reading

Philosophy/Politics

If Paid Athletes Can #TakeAKnee, Can Paid Employees Express Political Beliefs Without Consequence As Well?

President Donald Trump’s recent tweets regarding the prevalence of NFL athletes kneeling during the national anthem was met with immediate disapproval from haters. Though tweets from Trump are always susceptible to backlash, the arguments against Trump, this particular time, hit some good points. The prominent arguments being stated are that kneeling during the National Anthem is a right protected under the 1st Amendment of the Constitution, and that political speech is not what the athletes are paid to do and the athletes must respond to their fan feedback. This is clearly a tough topic to have a simple opinion on… Keep Reading

son of a bitch
Politics

Trump Is Right Yet Again, Colin Kaepernick Is A Son Of A Bitch

There are two reasons that Colin Kaepernick is out of a job in the National Football League. The first and most important reason is that he’s a lousy quarterback. This isn’t unique to Kaepernick, as there are plenty of mediocre players at all positions in the NFL. This brings us to the second reason that he’s an unemployed bum: He brings with him enough baggage to travel to Europe, baggage which other middling players have the good sense to leave in the closet, even if they agree with his sanctimonious posturing. Kaepernick kneels during the national anthem to protest the… Keep Reading

Culture/Philosophy/Politics

Praise The Lord And Pass The Ammunition

The Pledge of Allegiance and Standing for the National Anthem are necessary and wholesome public rituals. We celebrate the house that shelters us, even as we strive to repair and restore it. I live in a very beautiful place with a fair amount of history attached to it, so when I had the opportunity to turn down both CBS and the NFL for a commercial shoot yesterday, it felt good. We received a breezy email from the CBS pre-production office outlining their 49ers / NFL promotion as follows: In 1849 there was a gold rush and people flocked to the… Keep Reading

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