Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Why Taking a Knee During the National Anthem Is Not Only Unpatriotic, It’s Ignorant

The absurdity reached a new high on Sunday, when players for the Jacksonville Jaguars and Baltimore Ravens at an exhibition game in London refused to stand for the National Anthem, but stood for the British anthem, “God Save the Queen.” It’s ironic because the National Anthem was written to commemorate the bravery that the outnumbered and outgunned American soldiers showed when they nevertheless defeated the British at the Battle of Fort McHenry in 1814. During the night of September 12-13, British ships fired between 1,500 and 1,800 rounds at the fort, most of the time remaining outside of the reach of the Americans’ weaker cannons. Fort McHenry should have been reduced to rubble. But miraculously, the American fort survived the bombardment, and at dawn, the American flag was still flying.
What would those American soldiers who lost their lives to British cannons think about the American players today who stand in respect for the British national anthem, but refuse to stand for the American song that commemorates their valor? Of course, I doubt that this irony even occurred to any of the football players, as they virtue-signaled for the cameras. One wonders if any of them even know the history of the Battle of Fort McHenry.
Aside from that, there’s an additional problem with the football players’ protest: it doesn’t make sense. The players are protesting the police shootings that involved African-American victims. But the National Anthem stands for three things: (1) the bravery of the American soldiers at Fort McHenry; (2) giving thanks to God for the miraculous victory (the fourth verse makes that clear); and (3) America itself. Presumably, they are using the National Anthem as a symbol representing the third – our country itself.
But how can these NFL players disrespect the very country that gives them the opportunity to earn seven- or eight-figure salaries just for playing a game that they enjoy? There’s no other place on earth that they can become rich role models just by playing American football. And there’s no other place on earth that so thoroughly investigates and holds accountable its police officers in those cases where an officer actually does something wrong – which is a problem that we all want solved.
They should be celebrating the American Constitution and the American system, not disrespecting it. If they want to protest incidents of police shootings, they should wear symbolic armbands naming the victims or put stickers on their warm-up gear on the sidelines. That would be more specific and it wouldn’t disrespect our country.


Government Misconduct 3

This should cause us all to worry about how the CIA is spending our tax dollars and how much they are violating simple principles of ethics and even federal and international laws.    https://www.theburningplatform.com/2017/08/31/us-military-battles-syrian-rebels-armed-by-cia/    Serious digging into their operations has long been needed.  But, it will never happen...far too many skeletons are in that closet.

More egregious government incompetence but spending money hand over fist and beating their chest over all the good they are doing.  Those who sit in Congress appear to think they know best how to solve all problems.  Their history of performance, however, suggests otherwise.  This is an excellent piece that illustrates that very point.  Quote: "One estimate has it that, since President Lyndon Johnson declared a national War on Poverty in 1966, some two trillion dollars have been poured into inner cities of America, with a result that looks quite like the impoverished neighborhoods of St. Petersburg, Florida.  No one has the accounting books. No one has kept track. No one in the federal government has been able to stop the insanity. Again, innovative solutions are not the aim of big and bigger government.  That aim appears to be: losing.   https://jonrappoport.wordpress.com/2017/08/18/charlottesville-black-and-white-conflict-in-america/ 

This governor has it exactly backwards.  The political left has been activity fomenting hate and violence for at least the last year or year and a half.  Hate filled speech comes from all quarters of the political left.  No one is left out.  They call for Trump's assassination, impeachment, deportation, death of his family members, etc., etc.. They include in their vitriolic behavior Trump supporters.  The political left is little more than a Nazi/fascists/socialistic hate group filled with malcontents bent on destroying a duly elected president.   As the saying goes the ones blaming others are actually the ones committing the crimes.   http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4788548/Virginia-governor-tells-Trump-help-stop-hate-speech.html    If you don't think the words Nazi and facists fits the Democrat party look it up.  You will find they are behaving just like Nazi's and Fascists in the 1920's and 30's.

This is pure federal government bureaucratic tyranny.  Both Trump and Sessions let it happen.  It is as wrong as wrong can be.  The EPA is a rouge organization and badly needs its power reduced.  Read this and see if you agree.  If so let the EPA, Trump and Sessions know they are dead wrong.  This foolish EPA ruling is pure nonsense and should be removed from the stupid rule book pronto.  http://www.wnd.com/2017/08/feds-force-1-1-million-fine-from-farmer-prosecuted-for-plowing-own-land/    This farmer should have his name cleared and fines returned to him with interest.  Government tyranny in all its forms has no place in our Republic.

George Burns

Government Misconduct 2

Every month the government issues another lie to us regarding the economy and specifically how low inflation is.  Quote: "The lies built into the politically motivated CPI figure are designed to screw senior citizens, bond investors, and average hard working Americans who depend upon annual salary increases to keep their heads above water. Corporations are able to point to the low levels of CPI as the reason they don’t need to provide higher salary increases. The government can get away with providing little or no Social Security increases to senior citizens by purposely under-reporting inflation based upon academic theories put forth by captured Ivy League pinheads paid off by the Deep State. The chart below provides the government reported cumulative increases in key categories since 2000. Not only does the government purposely under-report the increases in these costs, they also purposely under-weight the significance of particular categories in order to reduce the reported level of inflation. Some of these categories show significant increases, but they are far lower than what average Americans are actually experiencing in the real world."    https://www.theburningplatform.com/2017/09/17/lies-lies-omg-more-lies/

This despicable arrangement between crony capitalist and government is one of the reasons our country is in such deep trouble.  https://www.theburningplatform.com/2017/08/15/corporate-welfare-how-big-business-lives-off-government-subsidy/

Our government and many of our nation's institutions filled with foolish leftist/progressive activists only had to gently push Obama to open the flood gates of Islamic encroachment into our country it's culture and now even the legal system.  This borders on criminal behavior.  Anyone who thinks this is a good idea is insane.  Quote: "A group of international Islamist organizations led by the Saudi-based Organization of Islamic Cooperation, or OIC, recently held a two-day conference on countering “Islamophobia” in which it recommends imposing Islamic blasphemy laws on the media worldwide.  Under Islamic law, it is considered a serious offense to criticize Allah, Muhammad or Islam. In countries like Pakistan, a Muslim can take a non-Muslim to court and claim he was “offended” by something that was said, resulting in a trial and jail time, even death, for the non-Muslim." And, "The United Nations Human Rights Council passed Resolution 16/18 (March 2011), with the help of then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. The resolution’s stated goal is “Combating intolerance, negative stereotyping and stigmatization of, and discrimination, incitement to violence, and violence against persons based on religion or belief.” It calls on all member states to consider adopting laws to criminalize incitement to imminent violence based on religion or belief. Other recommendations include creating government programs to promote inter-religious tolerance and dialogue, training government employees to be sensitive toward people’s religious sensitivities, which sounds reasonable were it not for the fact that Islam is by far the most sensitive of all the world’s faiths to criticism in the public square. In December 2015, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch, in the wake of a terrorist attack in San Bernardino in which two Muslims killed 14 Americans, threatened to arrest and prosecute any American who posted comments that “edged toward violence” against the Muslim community."   Our liberal handlers have a death wish for us all. http://www.wnd.com/2017/08/now-western-media-face-wrath-of-islamic-blasphemy-laws/    Muslims intend to take over everywhere they plant their feet.  We have the progressive left and Obama to thank for the mess they willingly created "in the name of tolerance" now getting worse by the day for citizens suffering from large Muslim populations.  

The Obamaphone program is still in effect and still filled with fraud, waste and abuse.    http://www.libertyheadlines.com/waste-fraud-rampant-still-existent-obamaphone-program/?

This is an example of government malfeasance, pure and simple.   https://www.theburningplatform.com/2017/09/14/swindling-futurity/ 

More egregious government incompetence all the while spending money hand over fist and beating their chest over all the good they are doing.  Those who sit in Congress and atop far too many federal bureaus to count appear to think they know best how to solve all problems.  Their history of performance, however, suggests otherwise.  This is an excellent piece that illustrates that very point.   https://jonrappoport.wordpress.com/2017/08/18/charlottesville-black-and-white-conflict-in-america/

The US Postal Service has long been running in the red with tax payer subsidies keeping it afloat.  So, we pay postage costs that are far more than the amount affixed to each stamp.  The federal government refuses to turn this costly enterprise over to the private sector which would almost certainly reduce forced investments by tax payers.   https://www.cagw.org/media/press-releases/cagw-usps-financial-distress

This item reminds us that it is two of our former presidents who are largely responsible for allowing North Korea and Iran to become nuclear powers. Quote: "Currently, Asia and North America are braced for the possibility of a nuclear confrontation between the United States and North Korea. The situation got this bad thanks to two former US presidents.  Democratic presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama essentially submitted to the communist regime of Pyongyang and the mullahs of Tehran. Because of their horrible deals, North Korea and Iran are now nuclear nations (via The Federalist Papers). "    https://www.teaparty.org/nuclear-war-comes-remember-2-vile-traitors-258670/

Just one more example of the lack of ethics and management skills found in Obama's administration.  Fraud, waste and abuse of taxpayer monies is a problem of big government no matter which party is in charge.  Big government must be cut to size.   http://freebeacon.com/issues/obama-epa-employees-earned-overtime-pay-without-justification/? 

Here are prime examples of gross government high level employees committing loathsome acts.    http://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/2017/08/hud-director-goes-336000-shopping-spree-low-income-housing-funds/?

Government Misconduct 1

This item provides a very good example of how well intended "political" albeit government decisions far too often have very serious and far reaching negative consequences.  Quote: "If governments subsidized car-insurance policies the way they do with flood insurance, we’d see more drunks driving Ferraris around, at the expense of taxpayers. Getting the government out of the flood insurance business and having insurance companies determine actuarially sound premiums is the only way for homeowners, businesses, and builders to know the real risk they are assuming. If the risk is high, premiums will be prohibitive, and building will migrate to areas less prone to flooding. Unfortunately, the prospects for reform are low. Eliminating the National Flood Insurance Program is impossible politically. How likely are even modest policy reforms about premiums or redrawing flood plain maps to better reflect real risk? Such proposals are drowned out by politicians who score easy points by blaming the damage on climate change and passing popular rebuilding bills."    https://fee.org/articles/how-the-government-turns-natural-disasters-into-catastrophes/?

The US postal service admits it violated the law when it let employees work on Hillary's presidential campaign.    http://patrioticviralnews.com/articles/us-postal-system-in-hot-water-over-illegal-campaigning-for-hillary-clinton/   Their obvious motive was no doubt an attempt to elect someone who permits fraud, waste and abuse and was the candidate most likely to fund the organization that loses money every year and which should have been privatized years ago.  

This is terrible behavior by DOL leadership denying benefits due families resulting from harm employees suffered while working with nuclear materiel. Quote: "Under the law, the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA), qualified workers or their survivors who were diagnosed with certain types of cancer or other diseases from exposure to toxic substances at covered facilities are entitled to between tens of thousands and hundreds of thousands of dollars in compensation to help pay medical bills and loss of wages due to their illnesses, with a cap of $400,000."   http://freebeacon.com/issues/nuclear-workers-call-congressional-investigations-charges-labor-department-whistleblower/?   

There is no end to the stupid things our government wastes our money on.  This is one of hundred maybe even thousands of examples.   http://teapartyjournal.com/fed-grants-138k-for-study-on-gender-identity-of-children/   Another stupid but definitely politically correct fraud, waste and abuse item.   http://freebeacon.com/politics/feds-spend-587441-make-engineering-safe-zone-lgbtq-students/?
Letting federal government bureaucracies go without oversight is insanity.    https://www.conventionofstates.com/top_federal_agencies_gone_without_oversight?   Same sort of thing goes on here.  Quote: "The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (BATF) must be anxious to get on my list of government bureaucracies that shouldn’t exist."  

Have you wondered why so many wild fires are consuming vast area of national and state own lands?  This item reveals the reasons.  Quote: "President Trump promised to bring fresh ideas and policies to Washington. Now Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue are doing exactly that in a critically important area: forest management and conflagration prevention. Their actions are informed, courageous, and long overdue. Westerners are delighted, and I’ve advocated such reforms since my days on Capitol Hill in the 1980s. As of September 12, amid this typically long, hot, dry summer out West, 62 major forest fires are burning in nine states, the National Interagency Fire Center reports. The Interior Department and Ag Department’s Forest Service have already spent over $2 billion fighting them. That’s about what they spent in all of 2015, previously the most costly wildfire season ever, and this season has another month or more to go. The states themselves have spent hundreds of millions more battling these conflagrations."   And,  "These forests could and should create jobs and generate revenues in states where far too many lands, timber, oil, and minerals have been placed off limits – primarily by urban politicians, judges, and radical activists who seem determined to drive people off these Western lands, turn them into playgrounds for the wealthy, and roll back other Americans’ living standards and well-being. Cleaning out dead, diseased, burned, overgrown trees would bring countless benefits. It would make our forests healthy again."  

This is for anyone who may still think Obama was a good steward of our nation's fiscal resources. Quote: "A probe into the HUD program revealed that for the last eight years Loren has been funneling money from her government credit cards to buy personal items for herself and her family. Purchases were made for things like food, clothing, medicine, appliances, furniture, and even alcohol. She even used $24,600 to pay rent for her son.  In light of these shocking crimes, Loren has been charged with intent to commit federal fraud and could face five years in prison. Yet Loren is not alone. Countless employees on all levels have been funneling money out of the program. In 2013, HUD Inspector General David A. Montoya, testified before Congress that there was evidence of corruption and embezzlement in the program in nearly every state across the country."    https://www.teaparty.org/breaking-ben-carson-makes-horrifying-discovery-267149/   The truth is that Obama promoted an environment of discord, corruption, fraud, waste and abuse. Postmortems from his presidency prove the point.  That said the problem did not start with him.  It has long existed in our over sized/bloated government which facilitates such behavior no matter the party in power.  Greedy, dishonest, unethical self centered well positioned government employees with access to fungible funds can and do take advantage.  Waste and abuse is likewise found in slovenly, hard to fire, union protected employees. 

Hopefully this will help stop massive fraud by the procurement operative in the Army, both civilian and military.    http://teapartyjournal.com/mattis-slams-pentagon-for-wasting-28m/

It is definitely government misconduct when governments at any level fails to examine all the facts and instead play the awful misguided and fateful political left's political correctness game.  Quote: "Spencer noted four separate studies since 1999 found that 80 percent of U.S. mosques were teaching jihad, Islamic supremacism, and hatred and contempt for Jews and Christians.  Pointing out there are no studies that challenge these results, he also cited the testimony of Sheikh Muhammad Hisham Kabbani, a Sufi Muslim leader who visited 114 mosques in the United States. Kabbani testified before a State Department Open Forum in January 1999 that 80 percent of American mosques taught the “extremist ideology.”   http://www.wnd.com/2017/09/police-chief-cries-islamophobia-as-mosque-exposed/    Read the whole thing to get to the bottom line.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Drew Brees disagrees with President, kneeling during anthem

President Donald Trump’s comments on Friday night and throughout the weekend about the NFL needing to fire players who do not stand for the national anthem drew strong responses from inside and outside the football world.
Most of those responses fell either in opposition to or support of the President, but Saints quarterback Drew Brees found some slightly different ground. When Brees met with the media after Sunday’s 34-13 victory over the Panthers, Brees was critical of the President as well as of players, including his teammates, who didn’t stand.
“I disagree with what the President said and how he said it,” Brees said, via the New Orleans Times-Picayune. “I think it’s very unbecoming of the office of the President of the United States to talk like that, to the great people like that, and, obviously, he’s disappointing a lot of people.”
“Let me say this first – do I think that there’s inequality in this country? Yes, I do. Do I think that there’s racism? Yes, I do. I think there’s inequality for women in the workplace; I think there’s inequality for people of color, for minorities, for immigrants.”
“If the protest becomes we’re going to sit down or kneel or not show respect to the flag of the United States of America and everything it symbolizes and everything it stands for, everything our country has stood for to get to this point, I do not agree with that. I feel like that is a unifying thing.”
Brees said he didn’t know that 10 Saints players planned to remain seated because he was “locked in” before the game, but said he’s had “candid conversations” with teammates about these issues in the past and that he thinks the team will be fine after talking about it again in the wake of Sunday’s game.


NFL fumbles in its response to Trump

Donald Trump drove this bus, tweeting away at 100 mph. It blew straight past Crazy Town. His speech on Friday and subsequent posts about firing “SOBs” who kneel during the national anthem threw plutonium on a fire that has been smoldering for a year. That fire blew up on an increasingly beleaguered — and increasingly holier-than-thou — NFL.
The national media narrative heading into yesterday’s NFL play was simple: “You either support players who take a knee during the national anthem, or you are a racist.”
Condemnation of Trump was necessary, if not compulsory. Players tweeted it. Media types broke their ankles tripping over each other to reach the sanctimony summit. NFL team owners, following Roger Goodell’s lead, joined the echo chamber out of expediency and fear of social media backlash.
Left out of this equation — the metaphorical Joe and Jane Sixpack and their two kids, Brady and Tammy Lynn. They dropped $700 or so on four tickets, plus more on concessions, parking and swag at Gillette. Their reward: Tom Brady being Tom Brady. That was unfortunately preceded by a visual lecture on how they do not understand “the struggle” — delivered by athletes whose salaries average $1.9 million per year, supported by a group of owners whose balance sheet is in the billions.
The “1 Percent” on steroids. And that 1 percent just called Joe and Jane Sixpack racists. Not a winning play for a league that is already having a bad couple of years.
Brandin Cooks was among 16 or so Patriots booed for taking a knee. Fans cheered wildly when Cooks made the game-winning grab to ice Brady’s 50th career fourth-quarter comeback. The brutal math is simple: fans pay to see Cooks make catches, not political statements.
Every so-called Neanderthal fan who booed yesterday, along with the evil, greedy corporations who buy luxury suites, and the unwashed millions watching on TV, directly and indirectly pay the salaries of players. Fans are the reason why the Patriots are worth $3.7 billion. Many of these same fans are derided for wanting to simply watch a game. That disdain comes from self-righteous State Run Media hacks whose employment depends on having an audience of said fans. These cowards faithfully “stick to sports” — until it suits their personal views.
The marketplace will be the ultimate determinant of whether or not these anthem protests dent the NFL shield. The short-term benefits for owners is glowing press and a solid they can use on the players once talks begin on a new CBA.
The long-term prognosis, however, isn’t good.


The Nail in the NFL’s Coffin

When NFL players began taking knees and raising Black Panther fists during games last year, the NFL had to take swift action.  It failed.The result is that football has now become politicized, handing the Left another victory in the culture wars.  The news behind the news, however, is where the story gets even more depressing.
Nobody in their right minds objects to freedom of speech. That is, except UC Berkeley, but the university and its students clear have no actual minds to be right in.   However, there are strategic decisions that guides when that speech will be the most effective.
Any player who feels strongly enough about his protest for the national anthem owes it to his employer (the team’s owner), the head coach, and his players, to discuss exactly what his feelings are and the most effective manner in which to express them.Any owner or coach would stand behind that player to help him achieve his desired outcome.
The player represents the team’s brand.  He represents the city.  He represents America, the country that gave him the freedom to excel, to become an elite member in the field of American professional sports.  The player is paid millions of dollars.  To choose the moment, dictated by tradition, to show disrespect for all of these things, shows exceptionally poor judgment.


The NFL Can Never Go Back After Kneel-Down Sunday

  • The NFL commits Hari-kari – So, President Trump went off on the NFL coddling its players who refuse to stand for the national anthem on Saturday, and in return got an entire weekend filled with progressives and fake journalists defending players who disrespect our nation’s flag.  As a bonus, he got incompetent NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and numerous NFL team owners stupidly doing the same thing, as the number of players showing their unpatriotic feelings multiplied prior to Sunday’s games.
  • Have fun with that. – One can only wonder when Goodell and these owners will suddenly wake up and realize that they have made their league, whose fan base is made up mostly of patriotic, middle class, blue collar Americans, the center of the universe for disrespecting the American flag and our national anthem?  Will they ever come to understand that, now that they have sanctioned this “kneel-down weekend”, they can never go back?  The NFL is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of the unpatriotic American political left.
by David Blackmon

Player "unity" in NFL? 90% did NOT take a knee
by SoFloFreeper

So the local Miami media just reported 150 NFL players acted the fool yesterday.
I did some quick math.
53.players multiplied by 32 teams =1.696 players. 150 players divided by 1,696 players = less than 9%.


The specific rule pertaining to the national anthem is found on pages A62-63 of the league rulebook. It states:

“The National Anthem must be played prior to every NFL game, and all players must be on the sideline for the National Anthem.

“During the National Anthem, players on the field and bench area should stand at attention, face the flag, hold helmets in their left hand, and refrain from talking. The home team should ensure that the American flag is in good condition. It should be pointed out to players and coaches that we continue to be judged by the public in this area of respect for the flag and our country. Failure to be on the field by the start of the National Anthem may result in discipline, such as fines, suspensions, and/or the forfeiture of draft choice(s) for violations of the above, including first offenses.”

by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin
You fellas in the NFL had better all stand with your hands over your hearts next Sunday, or your sport is doomed. It is pretty obvious that you don't believe this, but watch what happens next. You are forcing fans to choose between loyalty to lawless, disrespectful, bigoted black players mostly who feel they can do whatever they want whenever they want and the country governed by rules of law and requirements of patriotic loyalty to survive.
This is almost literally a choice between a collapsing path to severe division and civil war, or unity in honoring our country and flag a de-escalation of conflict. This is the dividing line in our history going forward. Either you are for this country, or, you are against it as it stands. You can NOT have it both ways. You are trying to FORCE us to accept your rebellion and get rid of Trump and all we voted for, or else.
Choose you this day whom you will serve moment for all of us. It actually is a choice between good and evil this time.

Sunday, September 24, 2017

NFL Player Arrests for 2017

2017-09-01CLET.Y. McGillDTArrestedDrugsAccused of misdemeanor marijuana posession at hotel in Charlotte.Resolution undetermined.
2017-08-18NYGMichael BowieOTArrestedDomestic violenceAccused of domestic assault and battery, grabbing girlfriend by the neck and throwing her to the ground in Tulsa.Resolution undetermined.
2017-08-17OAKSean SmithCBArrestedAssaultCharged with felony assault for incident in Pasadena, Calif., on July 4. Accused of stomping on head of sister's boyfriend.Resolution undetermined.
2017-07-18JACDante FowlerDEArrestedBatteryAccused of hitting a man who criticized his driving in St. Petersburg.Resolution undetermined.
2017-07-16HOUD'Onta ForemanRBArrestedDrugs, gunAccused of marijuana possession and unlawfully carrying a gun in Austin, Texas.Resolution undetermined.
2017-07-09BUFAdolphus WashingtonDTArrestedGunAccused of carrying a concealed weapon at water park in Ohio, leading to intense encounter with police.Resolution undetermined
2017-07-04DALDamien WilsonLBArrestedAssault, gunCharged with two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in Frisco, Texas after allegedly brandishing rifle at a man.Resolution undetermined.
2017-06-29PITArtie BurnsCBArrestedSuspended licensePulled over in Miami Beach, accused of driving with a suspended license.Resolution undetermined.
2017-06-21GBLetroy GuionDTArrestedDUIPulled over in Hawaii, suspected of drunken driving.Resolution undetermined.
2017-06-21NYJLorenzo MauldinLBChargedAssaultAccused of attacking man at nightclub in Manhattan April 2.Resolution undetermined.
2017-06-11NOWillie SneadWRArrestedDUIAccused of drunk driving in Kenner, La., where his car had crashed and he registered a blood-alcohol content of .125.Resolution undetermined. Suspended three games.
2017-06-04NYGRoger LewisWRArrestedDUI, drugsPulled over in Ohio, acccued of operating a vehicle while impaired after police smelled marijuana.Resolution undetermined.
2017-05-29DALNolan CarrollCBArrestedDUIPulled over in Dallas, suspected of driving while intoxicated.Resolution undetermined.
2017-05-07NYJRobby AndersonWRArrestedResisting arrestAccused of fighting police and security at music festival in Miami.Resolution undetermined.
2017-04-07WASJunior GaletteLBArrestedDisorderly conductAccused of getting into a fight and running away from police in Biloxi, Miss.Resolution undetermined.
2017-04-06SFTramaine BrockCBArrestedDomestic violenceSuspected of felony domestic violence in Santa Clara, Calif. Officers said female had visible injuries.Dropped by prosecutors based on insufficient evidence.
2017-04-06SEATrevone BoykinQBArrestedProbation violationSuspected of violating probation with March 27 arrest. Probation stemmed from 2015 bar fight while at TCU.Resolution undetermined.
2017-04-01ARIMarquis BundyWRArrestedDisorderlySuspected of failing to obey police commands after getting agitated outside club in Scottsdale, Ariz.Resolution undetermined.
2017-03-31DENWill ParksSArrestedDomestic violenceAccused of harassment and non-physical domestic violence in incident involving his former girlfriend.Resolution undetermined.
2017-03-27SEATrevone BoykinQBArrestedDrugsAccused of marijuana possession, public intoxication. He was a passenger in a car involved in accident in Dallas.Resolution undetermined.
2017-03-26CHIDeiondre HallCBArrestedDisorderly conductAccused of disorderly conduct, public intoxication and interference outside bar in Cedar Falls, Iowa.Resolution undetermined.
2017-03-26GBMakinton DorleantCBArrestedPolice interferenceAccused of interfence after scuffle outside of bar in Cedar Falls, Iowa.Resolution undetermined.
2017-03-07KCDemetrius HarrisTEArrestedDrugsSuspected of felony marijuana possession as passenger in car pulled over in Missouri.Resolution undetermined.
2017-03-05LAREthan WestbrooksDTArrestedDomestic violenceSuspected of domestic violence in Sacramento after police observed injuries to mother of his child.Dropped by prosecutors.
2017-02-25INDDavid ParryDTArrestedDUI, resisting arrestSuspected of stealing golf cart, driving drunk, resisting arrest in Scottsdale, Ariz.Pleaded guilty to reduced charges, two years of probation.
2017-02-25BALMatt ElamSArrestedDrugsPulled over in Miami Beach, accused of possessing marijuana, Oxycodone.Resolution undetermined.
2017-02-16NYJDarrelle RevisCBChargedAssaultAccused of aggravated assault after altercation in Pittsburgh. Video shows two men on the ground unconscious.Charges dismissed.
2017-02-16LACKing DunlapOTArrestedViolating court orderSuspected of violating protective order in Nashville stemming from domestic incident.Resolution undetermined.
2017-01-12GBSam ShieldsCBChargedDrugsAccused of misdemeanor marijuana possession from Oct. 19, 2016.Pleaded no contest, $500 fine.
2017-01-10LARTre MasonRBArrestedEluding policeAccused of fleeing law enforcement, careless driving on an ATV in July 2016.Resolution undetermined.
2017-01-02CINAdam JonesCBArrestedAssaultAccused of poking hotel security employee in the eye in Cincinnati, obstructing police.Pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charge, sentenced to time served of two days in jail.  https://www.usatoday.com/sports/nfl/arrests/

DHS to 21 States: Russian Hacking Attempted but ‘Unsuccessful’

The Department of Homeland Security notified 21 states Friday that Russian hackers attempted unsuccessfully to interfere with their voting systems in the 2016 election.
DHS reported that no votes were changed by Russian hacking, Reuters reports. DHS refused to disclose which state governments it approached, but Wisconsin officials made it known that they were among the group.
Wisconsin Elections Commission Administrator Michael Haas said that he was informed that "Russian government cyber actors" targeted his state's voter registration systems.
Russian hackers "scanned internet-connected election infrastructure likely seeking specific vulnerabilities such as access to voter registration databases, but the attempt to exploit vulnerabilities was unsuccessful," Haas said.
In June, DHS informed Congress that 21 states were targeted by hackers, but that while a few were breached, no votes were changes.
Wisconsin was a decisive state in the 2016 presidential election, casting its 10 electoral votes for Republican nominee Donald Trump for its first time backing a Republican since 1984. In the wake of the election, several analyses pointed to Democrat Hillary Clinton's failure to visit Wisconsin as a major blunder during the campaign.

Kimmel Coordinated With Schumer For Months to Oppose GOP Efforts to Repeal Obamacare

Late-night comedian Jimmy Kimmel and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) have coordinated behind the scenes for months to oppose Republican efforts to repeal Obamacare.
Kimmel, whose son was born with a congenital heart disease, has been an outspoken critic of the Republican efforts to repeal Obamacare because he believes that the most recent Republican efforts to replace Obamacare don't protect people with pre-existing conditions like his son, the Daily Beast reported.
The "Jimmy Kimmel Live" host has performed multiple monologues in the past week decrying the bill proposed by Republican Sens. Lindsey Graham (S.C.) and Bill Cassidy (La.) to repeal and replace Obamacare.
Kimmel's public condemnation of the latest Republican healthcare bill was, behind the scenes, being supported by a number of "health care officials, charities and advocacy groups," as well as Schumer's office. Schumer "provided technical guidance and info about the bill, as well as stats from various think tanks and experts on the effects of [Graham-Cassidy]," the Beast reported.
Schumer encouraged Kimmel to speak out in opposition to Graham and Cassidy's bill when it became apparent that Republicans would again try to repeal Obamacare before the September 30 budget reconciliation deadline. The two were in touch "periodically" in a "continued conversation," one source said.

The (Draft) Indictment of Hillary Rodham Clinton

Why is Hillary Clinton such a reviled figure in many precincts of the American populace? And not just the Right—I’m lookin’ at you, Bernie Sanders supporters. A Judicial Watch case being argued in federal court on Friday supplies some answers to that question.
Long before Benghazi, long before emails and clever Clinton Foundation shakedowns, there was Whitewater. The Clintons—abetted by the slack intellectual standards of American media—have succeeded in putting over the argument that Whitewater “was about nothing.” The Judicial Watch case proves otherwise.
For more than two years, Judicial Watch has been fighting to make public draft federal criminal indictments of Mrs. Clinton in the Whitewater affair. The allegations are well known to aficionados of financial crime: with Gov. Bill Clinton running Arkansas, Mrs. Clinton leveraged her work at the Rose Law Firm into a series of transactions on behalf of a corrupt financial institution, Madison Guaranty Savings & Loan, run by a longtime Clinton crony, James McDougal. Among the transactions was a document drafted by Mrs. Clinton to conceal a series of fraudulent loans that were used to deceive federal bank examiners. Winning the White House, Mrs. Clinton and her allies engaged in a long-running cover-up.
Between 1996 and 1998, the Office of Independent Counsel drew up a series of draft indictments of Mrs. Clinton. In the end, overwhelmed by the Lewinsky perjury case and stymied by Clinton stonewalls, prosecutors decided not to bring charges against Mrs. Clinton. But the evidence against the First Lady was significant. And the case sheds light as well on the mystery of why Mrs. Clinton is such a polarizing figure: Whitewater presents significant evidence that she was a crook, and got away with it.
Our Freedom of Information Act request for the draft indictments and our subsequent lawsuit was rejected. The court ruled that grand jury secrecy and Mrs. Clinton’s right to personal privacy barred disclosure of the draft indictments. We argue that given the enormous amount of grand jury and other information already made public, including in the vast “Final Report of the Independent Counsel” of January 2001, there is no secrecy or privacy left to protect.
A three-judge federal appeals panel will hear arguments Friday at 9:30 a.m. in Courtroom 20 of the United States Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit, 333 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC.

DeVos draws praise, outrage for rescinding Obama-era campus sexual-assault policy

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Friday rescinded the Obama administration’s Title IX letter on campus sexual assault, sparking outrage from her foes but relief from those who have lambasted the policy for eroding due process by favoring the accuser over the accused.
Ms. DeVos also issued an interim guidance for schools on “how to investigate and adjudicate allegations of campus sexual misconduct under federal law” while the department proceeds with its rulemaking to replace the 2011 policy.
“This interim guidance will help schools as they work to combat sexual misconduct and will treat all students fairly,” said Ms. DeVos in a statement. “Schools must continue to confront these horrific crimes and behaviors head-on. There will be no more sweeping them under the rug. But the process also must be fair and impartial, giving everyone more confidence in its outcomes.”
She announced earlier this month that the rulemaking process had begun to replace the policy, saying that the “era of rule by letter is over.”
Her decision drew strong support from civil-liberties organizations that had fought the 2011 “Dear Colleague” letter from the department’s Office for Civil Rights, which put pressure on universities to crack down on sexual assault by, for example, using a lower standard of proof for findings of guilt.

Destroying Monuments and Lies About Race

Leftists are the ones who seek to keep the racial divide going.

Leftists love to promote rare incidents of racism while purposely ignoring the normalcy of Americans getting along.
By voting for Obama, white America clearly hoped to end our racial divide and apologize for slavery. Meanwhile, Leftists relentlessly promote their lie that America has not changed racially since the 1950s. Leftists say the only way to make things right (fair) in America is for government to control every aspect of our lives, get rid of the Constitution and force us to behave according to their socialist/progressive beliefs (anti-Christian, anti-America and anything goes morally). This is why Leftists cheered every time Obama overrode the Constitution with an illegal executive order that repealed another of our Constitutional rights.
During my Baltimore visit with Dad, several relatives stopped in to say hello. They were sympathetic to Colin Kaepernick who started the movement to diss our flag. They also sided with the thugs who are destroying Confederate monuments. Every black relative I spoke with was doing well, living their American dream. And yet, their anti-America and anti-Trump mindsets felt like an impermeable black cultural thing. Fake news media feeds their negative views of America and Trump. All my truths in defense of America and Trump fell on deaf ears. I felt like a stranger in a strange land, a voice of truth crying in the wilderness.
Jesus instructed his disciples, “If any place will not welcome you or listen to you, leave that place and shake the dust off your feet as a testimony against them.” This is the approach I’ve taken with my relatives who refuse to believe the truth about the greatness of America and Trump striving to make her great for all Americans. I move on spreading truth elsewhere.

Using Negative Collectivist Generalities to Accuse Libertarians of Indulging Negative Collectivist Generalities

There has been a lot of talk during this long and dreary summer, here and elsewhere, about the connections (or lack thereof) between libertarianism and the alt-right. There have also been plenty of distancing exercises as well, most notably around these parts Zach Weissmueller's "What the Alt-Right Gets Wrong." The broader discussion is becoming its own literary micro-genre at this point, generating not only epic Twitter feuds (Tom Woods vs. Nicholas Sarwark!) and eloquent examinations of fringe movements, but arguably at least part of this summer's greatest academic/literary controversy.
I wish by no means to adjudicate the many ongoing disputes here, whether normie vs. libertarian, or paleo vs. cosmo (or even "Bionic Mosquito" vs. "Libertarian Neocons for McCain"!). But I do think it's worthwhile to point out an unhelpful argumentative tic running through a lot of the discussion, and that is this: In a debate ultimately centered around whether and how much libertarianism has midwifed a movement that nurtures generalized antipathies toward collective swaths of people, essayists are using negative generalizations toward collective swaths of libertarians.
One example this week comes from John Ganz, who wrote a widely shared Washington Post piece titled "Libertarians have more in common with the alt-right than they want you to think." Ganz mostly takes a tour through the grotesque (IMO) "Paleo" strategy of Murray Rothbard and Llewelyn Rockwell, Jr., of the late 1980s and early 1990s, drawing links to modern-day successors. Ganz knows enough about his subject to include the disclaimer, "Perhaps it's not fair to lay blame for Rothbard the heretic at the feet of the mainline libertarian church, which attempted to purge him," but ultimately he does not let such potential unfairness get in the way of a good generalization. Which is this: