New York restaurant owner David McGraw, a former military memeber, vows to ban NFL games from his establishment in response to over 200 players disrespecting the US flag and military. David McGraw told reporters, “NFL will never be played at Palmetto Alehouse until all players pay respect to our flag and our country!!!” (FB post, Photo) FOX Carolina reported: A local restaurant owner says he’s taking a stand after recent friction between the NFL, its players and President Trump, over the national anthem. On Sunday, as NFL stars across the country took to one knee during the national anthem in
There is no up side for the NFL players, teams, or NFL management to continue or support protesting either the National Anthem or DT tweet.
Either objective just looses more NFL fans and supporters. I gains no $$. It will impact advertising and sales, not to mention viewers and attendance.
People watch football for relaxation and escape, not politics and activism.
I suspect that team fandom is even on the verge of collapse as fantasy football emphasizes specific players over NFL franchise teams. You don´t have to watch any games in fantasy football, as your team is (fantasy) generic.
Once fans turn off, it is very hard to turn them back on.
There are about 25 million veterans throughout the USA, no doubt most of who like to watch football games. By showing extreme disrespect for the National Anthem, the American flag, and by extension the military, veterans, and most importantly the first responders who from day to day put their lives in danger to effectively police crime ridden black communities, those NFL players and the team owners who allow that to happen in their stadiums are alienating millions of veterans who will no longer watch NFL football games and who vote.
MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell had a sorry excuse for why she hasn’t covered a story about the Clinton Foundation receiving kickbacks from Russian officials. President Donald Trump accused the “Fake Media” of refusing to follow developments in the scandal. The Hill released a report on Tuesday that alleges the FBI buried evidence of Russian kickbacks to the Clinton Foundation as then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton approved a uranium deal with a state-owned Russian company. (Tweet) Andrea Mitchell, who hosts her own show on MSNBC and is the chief foreign correspondent for NBC News, claimed that she hasn’t been ignoring the story
Just when you thought CNN couldn’t cheapen itself any further, it did, folks. On Thursday, CNN Newsroom reacted to a powerful White House statement Chief of Staff and Gen. John Kelly (Ret.) amidst the Gold Star families controversy by noting Kelly’s personal sacrifices before lambasting him for calling out a Democratic member of Congress and attacking the media. Right off the bat, CNN political director David Chalian noted that “it´s hard to listen to a father tell that story and not have sympathy” before declaring that Kelly’s emotions must be separated “from the White House chief of staff going into the
Mandalay Bay shooting hero Jesus Campos was pressured into giving his only interview to Ellen DeGeneres because the giant company that owns the Las Vegas casino feared he would spill the beans about the shooting timeline if he was grilled by real journalists, DailyMail.com has learned exclusively. MGM is worried that families of the 58 people murdered as well as many of the 546 injured in the Mandalay Bay massacre will launch lawsuits potentially worth billions of dollars against the company, sources tell DailyMail.com. And they thought Campos might not keep his story straight under the pressure of the TV
The "Doctor of Democracy," Rush Limbaugh, had yet more fun at the Left´s expense in a segment Tuesday in which he walked through all of the ways "a lot of leftist things" are "imploding." Not only is Hollywood in a state of absolute chaos amid a flood of sexual harassment and assault allegations, noted Limbaugh, the former Paper of Record, the former First Lady, the formerly invulnerable NFL, and Obama´s destined-to-be-former signature piece of legislation, are all on the ropes. "Folks, if you look at things the right way, if you look at things in the right perspective — and
General John Kelly revealed to reporters during Thursday’s White House press briefing that he visited Arlington National Cemetery to collect his thoughts after hearing Democrat Rep. Wilson criticism of President Trump’s phone call to Gold Star widow of Army Sgt. La David Johnson. “Kelly said he walked around Arlington National Cemetery to collect his thoughts after hearing the Democrat lawmakers’ criticism of President Trump’s call. (Video/Tweet) GEN. KELLY: “It stuns me that a member of Congress would listen in on that conversation. Absolutely stuns me. And I thought, at least that was sacred. You know, when I was a kid
Politicians exploit public ignorance. Few areas of public ignorance provide as many opportunities for political demagoguery as taxation. Today some politicians argue that the rich must pay their fair share and label the proposed changes in tax law as tax cuts for the rich. Let’s look at who pays what, with an eye toward attempting to answer this question: Are the rich paying their fair share? According to the latest IRS data, the payment of income taxes is as follows. The top 1 percent of income earners, those having an adjusted annual gross income of $480,930 or higher, pay about
US cities are offering Amazon at least as much as $7billion in tax breaks ahead of a Thursday deadline as they compete to house its second headquarters. The world´s largest online retailer has won promises from elected officials who are eager for the $5billion-plus investment and up to 50,000 jobs that will come with Amazon HQ2. New Jersey proposed $7billion in potential credits against state and city taxes if Amazon locates in Newark and sticks to hiring commitments, according to a Monday news release from the governor´s office. Across the Hudson River, New York City made a proposal without incentives
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is likely to personally save tens of thousands of dollars if he is able to defeat Republican efforts to eliminate state and local tax deductions. Schumer wrote off $58,000 in state and local taxes last year, according to his publicly available federal tax returns. The amount Schumer wrote off is roughly equivalent to the median household income of $59,039 in 2016. A report from the Tax Policy Center found that eliminating the deduction would save the federal government $1.3 trillion over 10 years, and would hit wealthy taxpayers the hardest. “Taxpayers with incomes over $100,000
Rep. Adam Schiff (D., Calif.) has done more than 150 television interviews on at least 100 different days since President Donald Trump took office, according to a Washington Free Beacon news analysis. As ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, Schiff has been frequently brought on to discuss the latest in the Russia investigation and allegations of collusion between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin. Schiff often "can´t comment" on sensitive matters surrounding the probe, however. His most frequent interviewers have been MSNBC´s Rachel Maddow, Andrea Mitchell and Chris Hayes; and CNN´s Wolf Blitzer and Jake Tapper. He´s also appeared
As Congress debates reforming the federal tax code for the first time in more than 30 years, the states continue to confirm what too many in Washington are denying: Taxes matter for economic growth. A new report released this week by the Tax Foundation – along with assessment of states´ fiscal health, economic performance, and population changes – confirm that states with lower taxes and reasonable levels of government spending have stronger economies and are more attractive for businesses and individuals. The State Business Tax Climate Index is an annual ranking of state tax systems and how well they are
On Thursday’s Morning Joe, after days of ignoring The Hill’s latest reporting confirming an extensive racketeering scheme organized by Russian government officials that appeared to directly benefit Bill and Hillary Clinton, the show finally decided to cover the story. However, instead of getting worked up about unethical or possibly illegal Clinton-Russian collusion, hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski, along with Democratic Senators Tim Kaine and Michael Bennet, attacked Trump for tweeting about the new revelations and accused him of undermining American democratic institutions. (Video) After bringing on the Democrats to discuss their latest single-payer health care effort in Congress, Brzezinski
The internet is convinced First Lady Melania Trump has a body double, which is simultaneously the best and dumbest conspiracy theory to hit the net since InfoWars´ Alex Jones told us the government was turning the frogs gay (they are!). On Wednesday, Mrs. Trump — or perhaps someone else — was standing alongside the president at a press conference regarding hurricane relief efforts, wearing suspicious dark shades. "My wife, Melania, who happens to be right here," mentioned President Trump, adding fuel to the conspiracy fire. (Photo) Soon, the chorus of social media Body Double Experts sang out the conspiracy, some
Former President George W. Bush offered an unmistakable denunciation of Trumpism Thursday without mentioning the president by name, urging citizens to oppose threats to American democracy. “Bigotry seems emboldened. Our politics seems more vulnerable to conspiracy theories and outright fabrication,” Bush warned in remarks at the Bush Institute’s Spirit of Liberty event in New York. By chance, Bush was standing in the same spot at the Time Warner Center where former President Barack Obama made a similar plea for democracy and American leadership in late September, shortly after President Donald Trump had finished a belligerent, isolationist speech to the United Nations
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says players should stand for the national anthem, speaking out amid the furor over some players´ protests before games. "We believe everyone should stand for the national anthem. That´s an important part of our policy," Goodell said in a press conference Wednesday in New York. But Goodell said he would not commit to making a rule stating players must stand for the anthem. "Our players will state to you publicly they are not doing this in any way to be disrespectful to the flag," Goodell said. He said the league is "not looking to get into politics, but what
As National Football League owners and players’ union representatives meet in New York today and tomorrow to discuss the players’ recent demonstrations — the kneeling, linking arms or raising fists during the national anthem — they should know how the law views these protests. This will not only tell them what the league lawfully can do; it also will reveal something about American values. There has been some confusion about the law and the anthem protests. Because the First Amendment generally treats government and corporate power differently, allowing a business to impose on its workers what the government
George W. Bush hinted Thursday at his dissatisfaction with Donald Trump, complaining in a New York City speech that ´bullying and prejudice´ has become a caustic norm in American public life. At an event hosted by the George W. Bush Institute, the 43rd U.S. president rattled off a thinly veiled litany of complaints about the current commander-in-chief, focusing on both his tone and his isolationist policy choices. ´Our young people need positive role models,´ he said. ´Bullying and prejudice in our public life sets a national tone, provides permission for cruelty and bigotry, and compromises the moral education of children.´
Clinton Scandals: For well over a year now, the progressive left in the Democratic Party have tried hard to sell the idea that, a) Russia meddled in our election, and, b) that it was to the detriment of Hillary Clinton. After nearly a year and a half of investigating, neither appears true. What is true, and now documented, is that Hillary Clinton and her family foundation both benefited handsomely from Russian corruption. Citing federal officials and government documents, The Hill details the Russians´ nuclear-industry corruption here in the U.S., citing extensive evidence that "Russian nuclear industry officials were engaged in bribery,
Someone within the Obama administration’s intelligence apparatus made requests to unmask the identity of Americans named in intelligence reports on behalf of Samantha Power, the former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. That’s what Power told the House Intelligence Committee last week during a closed-door interview. South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy revealed in an interview on Fox News on Tuesday that Power was “emphatic” on the point that someone else in the Obama administration made the unmasking requests that have been attributed to her. Fox News recently reported that Power made approximately 260 unmasking requests — a rate of one per business day
Sen. John McCain exploded on Fox News’ Peter Doocy on Wednesday for asking him if he would oppose everything that President Trump asks him to do. Doocy asked Sen. McCain if his relationship with the president is “so frayed” that McCain would “not support anything that he comes to you and asks for?” McCain snapped, “Why would you say something that stupid? Why would you ask something that dumb?” “My job as a United States senator — you mean I am somehow going to behave in a way that I’m going to block everything because of some personal disagreement?” McCain said incredulously.
Damning new evidence appears to show that Hillary Clinton used her office as Secretary of State to confer benefits to Russia in exchange for millions of dollars in donations to her foundation and cash to her husband. But there’s more. It seems it was all covered up for years by the same three people who are now involved in the investigation of President Donald Trump over so-called Russian “collusion.” (Snip) What’s more, Holder was a member of the “Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States” which approved the uranium sale to the Russians in 2010.
A Massachusetts elementary school has canceled its Halloween events and is celebrating ´black and orange spirit day´ instead. Boyden Elementary School´s principal sent a letter to parents this week saying that it had decided to cancel its traditional Halloween parade on October 31 because it was ´not inclusive of all students´ and was ´difficult´ for many. Without specifying which students the parade excluded, Principal Brendan Dearborn said the school would instead hold a ´black and orange spirit day´. Children are allowed to dress in those colors but cannot come to school in costume. They are however allowed to wear costumes to an
Meghan McCain gave an interview on Tuesday where she responded to President Trump‘s warning towards her father after his speech against “spurious nationalism.” In a Good Morning America interview with George Stephanopoulos, McCain noted that Trump and her father clearly have different ideas about the best direction of the country. She went on to declare that she’s “exhausted” with the GOP’s infighting and the attacks against her dad after all the challenges he has already faced. “I don’t know if you guys have heard but my father is fighting glioblastoma right now and there’s nothing that could possibly happen or
President Trump lashed out on Twitter against the Florida congresswoman who said he told a soldier’s widow that her husband “must’ve known what he signed up for,’ saying she “fabricated” the account. “Democrat Congresswoman totally fabricated what I said to the wife of a soldier who died in action (and I have proof). Sad!” Trump wrote on the social messaging site on Tuesday. Rep. Frederica Wilson, a Democrat, said she was riding in the car with Myeshia Johnson, the widow of Army Sgt. La David T. Johnson, who was killed in Niger along with three other comrades, when she got
LeBron James has been more vocal about topics beyond basketball this offseason—most notably his criticisms of President Donald Trump—and it seems that’s by design. GQ magazine dropped a story about James on Tuesday, the opening day of the NBA’s regular season, that follows the Cleveland Cavalier superstar throughout a series of offseason meetings and events. The article sketches the 32-year-old as he looks toward his post-NBA life and relinquishes the identity of perhaps the best athlete in the world. James’ willingness to take on Trump, whom the star famously called a “bum” on Twitter, hints he’s after something bigger than just basketball.