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June 08, 2018

The Press Is Determined to Claim Trump Is "Polticizing" Football. Have They Not Noticed Their Leftist Allies Politicizing Football, and Everything Else, For a Decade?

Half of the country is broken and in the middle of a nervous breakdown, and they can't understand why the rest of us are sick of hearing their endless conniptions.

The press says Mr. Trump is pushing the battle of the national anthem because it plays to his base. I suppose it does. But here's what galls even non-Trumpia>ns about this kneeling kerfuffle: We live in a world soaking in partisan politics. Then one day you wake up ready to relax with NFL Sunday, and you discover that "The Star-Spangled Banner" has become totally politicized. Any normal person, including liberals who wonít admit it, would have a three-word reaction to this spectacle, and the first two words begin with "w" and "t."

So what else is new? Today, if someone has a grievance or beef, first thing they do is look for something to attach it to--the anthem, the Pledge of Allegiance, 19th-century American fiction, Momís apple pie--anything that will draw the world's attention, meaning the attention of the viral plague called social media.

I got an email this week from San Francisco flogging "Artists Get Political Ahead of Midterms." How? By embedding political messages in everyday objects, such as bus kiosks, hand towels, bedspreads and toilets.

Then, even now, the people who voted for Hillary still claim to be shocked and stunned that an electorate beaten down by the politicization of everything in life voted for the guy who makes a mockery of all that.

By the way, this isn't just about the anthem: The NFL has, like the NBA, threatened states and cities that they might not get to host a championship game or even a draft if they do not toe the line of the NFL's preferred Corporate Left politics.

erry Jones admitted that he was "envious" when he saw the turnout and enthusiasm April's NFL draft generated in Philadelphia. Naturally, given the Dallas Cowboys owner's status in the league, that vaulted Dallas to the top of the list of possible sites for the 2018 draft.

There is, however, a potential stumbling block, and it's the same one that cost North Carolina the chance to host the 2017 NBA All-Star Game and NCAA tournament games. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott called for a special legislative session to consider a bill regulating the use of public bathrooms by transgender people. The NFL has spoken up in opposition to such a bill, saying after Super Bowl LI in Houston that it could cost the state of Texas future Super Bowls, so it makes sense that it would feel the same about the draft.

"If a proposal that is discriminatory or inconsistent with our values were to become law there, that would certainly be a factor considered when thinking about awarding future events," NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy told the Dallas Morning News after the Super Bowl.

North Carolina partially repealed its bathroom law, which would have required transgender people to use the bathrooms corresponding to their gender birth, and the NBA has said it now plans to award the 2019 All-Star Game to Charlotte.

When billion dollar heavily taxpayer subsidized corporations start threatening citizens and coercing them to political positions they reject, I think it's time we started threatening these billion-dollar heavily taxpayer subsidized corporations right the hell back.

Oh, the NFL has the right to coerce the citizens of North Carolina and Texas?

Do the citizens of North Carolina and Texas have any right to coerce back? Or are we in for another round of the Chamber of Commerce's favorite song, Corporations Are People Too and In Fact The Only People Who Matter in America?



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