Sure the leftist talking heads say “oh both sides do it” when asked about leftists shutting down Conservative and events on college campuses, but what they cannot do is support such claims with facts.
What would have happened if Colin Kaepernick had protested for the right to keep and bear arms? Would ESPN , and other sports media types gushed over him? Would they have stood for his right to express himself? Apparently not
Boston Red Sox slugger J.D. Martinez told reporters Tuesday he “didn’t mean any harm” by his nearly six-year-old Instagram post that advocated for the Second Amendment via a quote that has been falsely attributed to Adolf Hitler
The inaccurate quote, often cited by those who oppose gun control, was posted to Martinez’s Instagram page in 2013 and read, “To conquer a Nation, First disarm it’s (sic) citizens.” It included an accompanying photo of the German dictator doing the Nazi salute.
A 25-year-old Martinez captioned the image, “This is why I always stay strapped! #thetruth.”
Speaking to reporters Tuesday, a day after the old post resurfaced, Martinez, now 31, said it was meant to illustrate his stance on the Second Amendment, which protects the right to bear arms. The post has since been deleted.
“At the time I posted that, the Second Amendment at the time was definitely a hot topic,” Martinez said. “The point of it wasn’t to offend anybody.”
Well, let us start with the mis-attributed quote. The fact is Hitler DID disarm people, as did the Soviets, and other dictators
So, now we will see if the ESPN commentators rise in full throated support of Martinez and his speech. Wanna bet they don’t?
Here are some of his remarks
Again, he said nothing really controversial, but the Brown Shirted Speech Police are still after him, because he expressed views that are not sanctioned by the left.
The left, the tolerant, peaceful left, of course, refuses to criticize these thugs
ACLU attorney Omar
Jackoff Jadwat shows just how “principled” ACLU attorneys are
NTK – ACLU Lawyer Omar Jadwat, arguing against President Trump’s travel ban before the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday, admitted that the same exact travel ban “could be” constitutional if it were enacted by Hillary Clinton.
Jadwat argued that Trump’s campaign animus motivated the order, making it illegitimate. This claim was challenged by the Fourth Circuit’s Judge Paul Niemeyer.
“If a different candidate had won the election and then issued this order, I gather you wouldn’t have any problem with that?” Niemeyer asked.
Jadwat dodged on directly answering the question at first, but Niemeyer persisted, asking the question again.
Jadwat again tried to avoid the question, asking for clarification on the hypothetical, but Niemeyer once again demanded an answer.
“We have a candidate who won the presidency, some candidate other than President Trump won the presidency and then chose to issue this particular order, with whatever counsel he took,” Niemeyer said. “Do I understand that just in that circumstance, the executive order should be honored?”
“Yes, your honor, I think in that case, it could be constitutional,” Jadwat admitted.
Jadwat also denied that presidents’ actions should be nullified by campaign statements, despite the fact that his entire argument seemed to rest on that claim.
What a weasel! I wonder if it ever bothers Omar that he has no principles? Everything is ideological with him, and that ideology is Left of Lenin, which should not surprise anyone given that he works for the ACLU
Yes, it is the Super Bowl, an NFL champion will be crowned, but that is not the biggest thing at stake. The NFL is the biggest sports draw in the country, it is wildly successful, but, the popularity of the NFL took some hits this season. Some of those hits were self-inflicted. Referees that do not know the rules, and make obviously bad calls seemingly every game. A continued campaign to stamp out the fun in the game with silly penalties, and of course “Deflategate” which drug on and on and on. But the biggest hit was the players who took a knee during the national anthem during too many games. That, together with the sports media injecting “social justice” into much of its reporting hurt the NFL. The message to players was they needed to speak out, get involved. Well, as long as they spoke out on the “correct side” of course.
Certainly NFL fans consist of a broad spectrum of ideological views. But the NFL put a thumb in the eye of Conservative fans, and any other fan that might actually just want to watch the game free of ideology. Football fans do not watch games to be sermonized, or talked at. They watch because they enjoy the game. And this years Super Bowl will tell us how much respect the NFL has for its fans. And the halftime show, featuring Lady Gaga will show how non-political the NFL wants to be.
If we go back to last year’s halftime performance with Beyonce, we recall how very political she got, with the NFL’s blessing. Her song “Formation” was anti-cop, and pro Black Panthers. And that performance rubbed many the wrong way. Now, this year Lady Gaga has been asked by the NFL to not get political. Such a request is the right move, but, if that request was given with a wink and a nod……….
Gaga held a press conference on Thursday in Houston. During the Q&A session, a reporter asked Gaga, “I know you spoke about kinda taking this moment to unify America a little bit. Are you going to do that at all? Are you going to make any kind of statements during the performance?”
The pop star responded, “Well, I don’t know if I will succeed in unifying America. You’ll have to ask America when it’s over. But the only statements that I’ll be making during the halftime show are the ones that I’ve been consistently making throughout my career.
“I believe in a passion for inclusion. I believe in the spirit of equality, and the spirit of this country as one of love and compassion and kindness. So my performance will have both those philosophies.”
Well, that is not the best sign for anyone hoping to have a politics-free Super Bowl is it? Gaga has a history of making very political statements, and when liberals start throwing words like equality around, well, we know where that usually leads. It leads to a Liberal preaching to us, usually about things they are vastly misinformed about. And we have seen this year the NBA cave in to a noted social justice warrior.
So, we will wait, until tomorrow. We will root for the Pats, or the Falcons, or maybe against one of those teams, we will hope that maybe advertisers will bring us some funny spots, like they used to before they were bitten by the “do not offend anyone” bug, and we will watch Lady Gaga to see if the NFL gets it or not. We will see if lower ratings this season woke the NFL up. We will see if the NFL execs are bright enough to realize that left wing activism during the Super Bowl is not a way to keep its fans. This should seem obvious but, Liberals are blind to the fact that not everyone agrees with them.
So, all there is to add is Go Falcons, and Lady Gaga, just sing!