Friday, September 29, 2017
Iraqi Christians helped Donald Trump win the White House. Now they’re facing deportation – THE RACE TO 2020
“We voted for Trump. All the Christian people, the Chaldean people, voted for him, that was the first thing he said, that he was going to help them,” said Sumar Khalasawi, a Chaldean Christian living in Macomb County, Mich. “But he did the opposite.”
“It’s been a rule as long as I’ve been involved with the league,” said Adam Silver, the NBA’s commissioner, about standing for the playing of the national anthem, The Associated Press reported. “And my expectation is that our players will continue to stand for the anthem.”
I wonder if there's some difference in basketball versus football contracts that makes the difference,
Last night I was supposed to participate in a panel at my alma mater, American University, on feminism, free speech, and Title IX. My co-panelists were to include a former president of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the current head of a group that fights for students' rights, and two staffers from the British website spiked—not what you might think would be a controversial lineup. But in the days leading up to the event, the AU chapter of American Association of University Women organized a campaign to "Keep Our Campus Safe," describing the panel as "hate speech" and "violence" designed to undermine "decades of work... to make campuses safer for victims of sexual violence."
The NFL has a new tool to suspend Chicago Bears linebacker Danny Trevathan for the brutal hit he put on Green Bay Packers wide receiver Davante Adams on Thursday night. If it isn't used in this instance, then it's fair to wonder when it ever will be used.
Let's see what the NFL does.
For once, the most offensive event on Thursday Night Football didn’t come from “color rush” uniforms or pregame political statements. Late in the third quarter, the Green Bay Packers threatened in the red zone but appeared to stall out on this third-down screen play while the Chicago Bears remained two touchdowns behind. At the end of this short gain by Packers running back Davante Adams, Bears linebacker Danny Trevathan came in helmet first straight into Adams’ face, cold-cocking him and nearly touching off a brawl:
Uuughh. Not pretty.
In Brazil, Alvarez marveled, “no one asks you where you’re going, or tells you what you have to do. In Cuba, your life is dictated by the government.” She and hundreds of other Cuban doctors have sued in Brazilian courts to be granted independent-contractor status, which would entitle them to the $3,600 monthly that Castro’s government receives instead of the $900 they’re currently pulling down. (Another way to think about that is that they’ve momentarily escaped from slave wages and are now being paid the American equivalent of minimum wage, hoping to win a lawsuit that would place them in the lower middle class in the United States. As doctors.) The awful punchline is that many of the doctors who’ve sued have lost their cases because Brazil needs doctors and complicity in Castro’s oppression will guarantee a steady supply. Cuba itself defends the arrangement on, er, free-market grounds, noting that the doctors signed a contract granting the government three-quarters of their monthly salary. Imagine defending an agreement signed by a slave granting his master nearly the full value of his labor on grounds that, hey, a deal’s a deal.
Sad sad chihuahuas.
Shock Report: NFL's Oakland Raiders Threw Game After White QB Refused To Kneel For National Anthem | The Daily Sheeple
A new report from The Armstrong and Getty Radio Show has sent shockwaves throughout the sports world after it was claimed that members of the NFL’s Oakland Raiders may have purposefully allowed their star quarterback to get sacked multiple times after he refused to kneel during the National Anthem.
If true, this would essentially mean that an NFL football game was illegally thrown over anger that one of the teams star white players did not believe that kneeling during the nation’s anthem was the correct way to protest supposed racial injustice in America.
In other words, an epic level scandal.
I listen to Armstrong and Getty and consider them reliable and funny as well. This is a big story, but I doubt ESPN will cover it.
(September 29, 2017) - In the wake of the ongoing controversy between the NFL and President Trump, new Morning Consult brand tracking data shows that the NFL's reputation among Americans is starting to decline, especially among Trump voters.
If the past eight months have proved anything, it is that all the 24/7 news coverage of Donald Trump’s antics, all the millions of words devoted to Paul Ryan’s and Mitch McConnell’s plans, have been a complete waste of space and time. In the end, control of the entire policy agenda in Washington comes down to three senators. Three senators whom most Americans have never had a chance to vote for or against. Three senators who comprise 8% of their party conference. Arizona’s John McCain, Maine’s Susan Collins and Kentucky’s Rand Paul. Forget Caesar, Crassus and Pompey. Meet the Never-Trump Triumvirate.