Please, folks, go to church before the ball game, not during it.
People have a right to enjoy things without somebody presenting everything as some sort of morality tale or whatever.
If there is some sort of moral in this Colin Kaepernick deal, it does not pertain to Islam, politics, or any other religion.
If anything, it shows why assuming everybody’s going to go along with one’s self-serving drama always fails.
So why did Colin Kaepernick start espousing Islam and kneeling at the national anthem?
Well, the reason can actually be summed up in two words.
No, not “activist girlfriend”, “racial anything”, “free speech”, or everybody’s point of reference, “Donald Trump”.
His reason has nothing to do with religion, neither Islam nor politics. It all comes down to FREE AGENCY.
A free agent is a player who is off one team, for whatever reason, in search for another.
Free agency allows an athlete more negotiating freedom, and a possible promotion. But it’s risky business.
It hinges on another team actually wanting or needing said athlete, and their will to negotiate.
Colin Kaepernick led the San Francisco 49ers to Super Bowl XLI in 2012, where he cried during the national anthem.
By 2016, though, he was no longer the sure-fire starting quarterback.
With his San Francisco tenure ending, Colin decided to spice up his value as a future free agent.
He took a knee.
The plan for Colin was to present himself as so controversial and intriguing that no team could turn him down.
NFL team executives knew full well why he did what he did, and won’t hire him.
Michael Sam, Jason Collins, and (to a degree) Tim Tebow all did the same thing to their ruin.
Colin Kaepernick is another athlete attempting to politicize his way through sports.
When you become an athlete known more for your personal beliefs and behaviors, you’re pretty much done, anyhow.
Win games, win money. Lose games, lose money. Anything outside of that means NOTHING in sports.
Nor should it.
The Joel Olsteen controversy is just another chapter in the battle between America’s top two religions.
Political Church members hate to see Christianity one up them.
This is especially true of the equally shady Prosperity brand. And both prosper through 501 (c) 3 status.
The “nonprofit” hustle has flourished for decades, particularly when they’re aimed at the inner cities.
Churches and charities don’t pay taxes, so long as they can claim to be helping someone.
“Helping” is the key word there. To eradicate a problem entirely could hurt the money flow.
This allows their executives to live lavish lifestyles, while volunteers and cheap workers do the actual labor.
In the case of churches, it’s the members, mostly affluent females, that openly encourage pastors to live big.
Thus a Joel or a Creflo, fueled by lustful congregants and tax exemption, can live the life fandango.
It should also be noted that offerings and donations to churches and charities can go towards individuals’ tax breaks.
They bless God’s man, and God’s supposed to bless them. Just one greedy hand washing another, really.
This is why I’m not feigning outrage over Joel Olsteen. His not opening his church doors isn’t shocking.
He’s just another tax exempt hustler doing what comes naturally.
Next Time: Marvel Comics malaise and “message movie” madness.
How often can it be said that an eclipse, a fight, and a hurricane brought out the best in people?
Well, over the last two weeks, that’s what has happened. If only for that long, people in America got along really well.
If you turn off cable news and social media often, as I’ve learned to do, you already know that’s not unusual.
But to see people working, joking, and just… being together- on media, at that- is.
Once-in-a-lifetime or freak occurrences tend to do that. They allow us to do or witness things we normally wouldn’t.
Most of us will only see two solar eclipses in our lifetimes. I fell asleep from this last one on the 21st.
I saw all kinds of people lined up outside waiting for it, though. No arguing over those glasses or whatever. Just chatting.
August 26th is a cousin’s birthday, and the anniversary of my stopping drugs.
This year also, Floyd Mayweather fought UFC superstar Conor McGregor, and Hurricane Harvey ripped through Texas.
Floyd and Conor had incredibly diverse fans, had an incredible fight, and took home incredible money.
Mayweather will retire 50-0, the greatest professional boxing record recorded. McGregor went 10 rounds with him.
And the people of Houston, Texas, and countless others from across the nation, showed incredible selflessness.
I’m not keeping a diversity scorecard. There’s probably one of everything aiding somebody else.
I know this because that’s what decent people do in times of real crisis. They work together. They help one another.
They can set aside their petty differences to do right because it’s right, as Principal Warren used to say.
I can only applaud and show respect to the many who are willingly going without to help those in need.
There is no one or two to single out for accolades. I’m talking about ALL those doing what they can.
Indeed, Houston, and really the last few weeks, show America at its best. And that greatness never went anywhere.
It’s just more convenient for anal-ists and ex-perts to play it down.
Next time: When Joel Olsteen got caught acting like his critics…
For the three weeks now, people have been trying to dig up some morality from a situation that had none.
There were no good guys running things in Charlottesville. Not a one.
Charlottesville was nothing but a Whiter, better dressed, and better funded episode of inner city gang violence.
That statue, that people drive by everyday en route to an $80K a year job, was just a spilled drink: a petty @ss reason to fight.
The city of Charlottesville was the mutually-agreed upon place for the brawl, just like a hood gas station or park.
Just like with the Bloods and the Cryps, there were people who didn’t give a f*ck about anybody involved egging them on.
Then apologists came out to defend the “good people” who died and participated in the violence when it ended.
And in the end, nobody, save the ravenous audience that sat back watching and profitting, has anything to show for it.
Now, I don’t expect a person to refer to their loved one as a thug, even if they do live and possibly die as one.
But to see people dress that thuggery up would be laughable if it weren’t so sad.
That was not a damned free speech rally on August 12, and those were not peaceful counter-demonstrators.
And they weren’t fighting for civil rights, either.
Half those “free speech advocates”, including the event’s organizer, were recently Occupiers and Obamaites.
These were two packs of thugs descending on a town with the mutually express purpose of violence and destruction.
An anti-fascist movement using SA and SS tactics to silence opponents?
A bunch of White guys blaming every other race for policies they championed to impress women?
Nobody can name how groups like Antifa or White Nationalists have added to society, or sucessfully defended anything.
But these are heroes?
The fact that some of them had a degree, a job and came from good families, is irrelevant.
That they gathered in the name of their. respective Political Church does NOT sanctify their actions.
If anything, it makes them less than the hood gangbanger.
Next time: some actual heroes, many of them from the same area. And they don’t seek glory, either.
So I f*cked around and watched the CBS Evening News the other night. Big surprise, it was more on this colluding angle…
If there was concrete evidence that the Russians physically manipulated the ballot count, I’d be the first guy in line to demand impeachment.
But that CBS report, and the entire CNN marathon on this from what I read on TV at the gym, says THE VOTE WAS NOT ALTERED.
The focus of that particular report concerned how leaked emails and (wait for it) fake news affected the 2016 Election.
Common sense tells people that certain conversations shouldn’t be held on an internet-based information system.
This does not excuse the hacking. But it doesn’t excuse somebody talking too damned much about other people, either.
As I’ve mentioned before, neither Trump nor Hillary cleared half the popular vote in 2016. Their baggage wouldn’t allow for it.
But from who and where did the most damning charges against Hillary come from?
No conservative anybody or anything hurt Hillary the most. The greatest damage came from within her own Democratic Party.
Throughout the primaries, Berniebots were more viscous towards Hillary than Bernie Sanders himself… or even Trump.
She was the corporate shill who used her influence to deny the officially Independent Sanders the Democratic nomination.
Her husband was a known womanizer and racist who incarcerated many Blacks.
These statements were sent all over the Internet, and anybody within a Berniebot’s visual or hearing range.
They tore into her all the way up to the DNC Convention, when they suddenly decided to stand with her.
You know, once people free themselves to embrace deviancy, they seldom admit they’re wrong, or keep up with their own antics.
The problem is that non-deviants do take note. Voters remembered all the things these folks said about their former enemy.
They also saw how so many of these people picked fights at Trump rallies, and wrecked college campuses that hosted conservative speakers.
They saw how these people simply jumped on the assumed sure-fire winner’s side, and were leery.
After all, if they act like this during the campaign, what will they do with the Presidency backing them?
One foul-mouthed man as President would be a lot easier to harness than a fascistic group of private citizens enabled by the Oval Office.
And by the way, most of Trump’s talking points on Hillary came from the primary debates and Berniebot posts.
So, were the things said in the primaries about Hillary fake news? Were the rally brawls fake news?
What about the campus riots, and calling conservative minorities slurs? Were those fake news items?
This fake news angle is merely a distraction from the pain of a self-inflicted wound… and an elaborate coping mechanism.
I usually only watch the national news at the gym. There, it’s muted and requires reading closed-captioning.
Nowadays, I only want news in the background of my day and life. It should only be on while I’m busy doing something else.
I gain nothing from sitting around watching the news, or reading a paper anymore. It’s been thus ever since 2007.
It was then that the entire media began deifying a man they were determined to make the so-called first Black President.
Once that was accomplished, they could proceed to either make him a messiah or antichrist, depending on their Political Church affiliation.
But there were tabloid and gossipy rumors that persist to this day…or as some people would call today, “fake news”.
Depending on who you ask, Barack Hussein Obama is a Kenyan-born Muslim who attended Columbia University as a foreign exchange student.
Not only that, he’s either a closeted homosexual or former male hustler who married a woman that was once a man.
And yet, despite this onslaught of fake news, Obama won the Democratic candidacy… and became President.
In 2012, he became the first candidate since Dwight David Eisenhower to win over half the popular vote in two Presidential elections.
To be certain, an adoring media and White guilt played a big role in the Obama wins. But fake news clearly did not.
Obama defeated three candidates who voters were lukewarm about at best, ran energetic, compelling campaigns against them, and won.
That’s how it’s happened in virtually every election since 1964. And yes, that’s what happened in 2016.
Incidentally, the most recent election stands out primarily because the top two candidates both had tons of true baggage on display.
Next time, I’ll get into the one group of people who did more damage to Hillary Rhodam Clinton’s campaign than even her Republican rival.
Of course, these people would never admit to spreading “fake news”… or anything else they’re responsible for.
With the sh!t going on at my new job, and my longtime computer finally dying, I haven’t been able to really post anything.
Well, by July 26th at the latest, I’ll have time to get a new laptop, and post. A certain event is reaching its 20th anniversary, and I’ve got to cover that one.
Incidentally, the date of that incident is the same as the most recent major date on my personal calendar…
November 9, 2016.
See you in a few, and thanx for your patience.
During a Presidential Election season, fiery agent provocateurs can become superstars overnight. Keeping that status after an election is very difficult.
When things begin dying down, people have time to think things through… and check for baggage. If a person is a bigger risk than they are a reward, they’re tossed aside.
Well, the election is now over.It’s time to regroup, win or lose. You can’t keep your car running all damned day and not run out of gas.
Nonstop revolutionary and reactionary habits are being shunned by the vast majority of Americans … including one Colin Kaepernick.
Colin, the 49ers quarterback, suddenly began kneeling for the national anthem to protest racial injustice. He was seen crying during the anthem at his first Super Bowl.
The NFL politicizing saw the sport’s TV ratings drop sharply, and Colin all but forced off the 49ers. He’s vowed to stand for the anthem wherever he next plays.
As a millennial, gay, British man who’s into Black guys, Milo Yianoppolous was the identity politics/conservative rock star many on the right had longed for.
When a video emerged of him describing his affairs with adult men as a teen, he lost a speaking invitation at CPAC, a major book deal, and his job at Breitbart, in two days’ time.
Candles that burn the brightest always burn the quickest. As useful as these two were in their heyday, the minute they became liabilities, they got cut off at the knees.
Who knows, perhaps Colin can finally win a Super Bowl with a new team. Maybe Milo can publish a hot book and a more prominent job.
Next time: Something.
Eddie Long and Ted Haggard did not hate homosexuals. They just railed against men who were open and honest about doing things they tried to sneak and do.
Long and Haggard may have been richer in their heyday than their foes, but they weren’t freer. In the end, they were also revealed as more treacherous.
Because of their duplicity, their congregants turned on them, Churchianity became a joke, and gays got federally-recognized marriage.
Some people will stay with an outed associate. They’re too close to them to leave, or can always bring up the exposed loved one’s indiscretion to their advantage.
Most will just get the hell away from them. Trust and integrity mean more to them than mutual exploitation.
That’s why Eddie Long and Ted Haggard wound up losing so many, but managed to keep a using few. That’s also a lot of what happened on November 8, 2016.
Donald John Trump survived a media maelstrom over his own faults, Republican dissent, and a far better financed opponent to win the 45th U.S. Presidency.
He deserves props for that. But his biggest move was outing his most vocal opponents, particularly Hillary Rhodam Clinton’s surrogate campaigners.
As foul as his rhetoric was, he was able to show that those preaching love and tolerance online were, on the down low, just like him, if not worse.
Social justice warriors routinely called those who disagree with them house niggers, cunts, and faggots. They trashed college campuses and cities over opposing speakers.
They thought others would feel compelled to stay with them out of ignorance, loyalty, or even mutual usury… you know, like Ed and Ted assumed with their congregants.
Well, they didn’t. Many stayed at home or voted for others, including the official super-villain Trump.
What should have been the beginning of a one-brand matriarchy was not prevented by the Russians or moved polling centers.
Trump won from, among other things, Democrats seeing their candidate’s mouthpieces as they were, refusing to be two-faced like them.
Donald Trump is simply a more honest version of the #NotMyPresident crowd. These people should come out of the closet, and embrace who they are.
They hate Donald Trump about as much as Eddie Long and Ted Haggard hated d!ck. Their words speak against him, but their actions prove otherwise.
Next time: Colin Kaepernick and Milo Yiannopolous. Their tumbles prove the election is OVER.
When I see a man taking his feminism to this level, I probably don’t think the same thing others do.
Some of the feminists out there may applaud this, or get all emotional and demand an equally emotional speech.
Some guys may think he’s gay, or just bust out laughing. I want to know how well his hustle is working for him.
Guys that do like that fellow in the pic tend to be just as dramatic and needy as any female activist.
But men like that also tend to be hobosexual. By the way, that’s spelled with a “B”, not an “M”.
Hobosexual men always seem to jump on whatever feminists are into, apologizing for being born a guy, and all that.
They always seem to fall in love with females who have their own income and residence, especially around income tax refund time.
They’ll gladly endure women’s rage and curses. After all, going along with the matriarchy gets their phone bill paid, and a roof over their heads.
Hobosexual guys loiter around feminists because that’s where they find the most gullible women- and least male competition.
Despite all that rage, feminists’ anger is more out of longing than hatred. These men know it.
Hobosexual men are just as predatory and slick as any gold-digging woman, and often more so.
But since their involvement with feminism is seen as some successful “conversion”, they seldom face scrutiny.
Even if they are aware of the hustle, what can those women do? Their life situations force them to accept it, anyway.
Few men can match their income. Their their looks and/or attitudes further limit their options.
Hobosexuality hurts both men and women, especially men. People don’t want to see a female suffering, but feel little pity for a weak man.
A male that manipulates his way through life is often destroyed by age 35. His looks are gone, his game is played out, and his keeper is done with him.
If he’s still able to work and make a living for himself, he pretty much has to. If he’s smart, he won’t have a bunch of babies to feed.
Meanwhile, the female is stuck for life seeking out men to basically raise, even after possibly raising a son of their own. The resentment just grows and grows.
A lot of younger men are opting to stay single, and fend for themselves. Shockingly, a lot of guys are getting into transgendered females.
They’re often more feminine and submissive than the feminists are, with ZERO odds of unwanted pregnancies or abortions.
Hobosexual men are all in the feminist movement. But they are not in it to infiltrate or destroy it. They WANT it to succeed.
After all, an angry female is the most volatile, but the easiest to hustle the hell out of.
Next time… the common link between two notorious anti-gay preachers, and the pV$$y hat wearers…