NFL Commissioner Responds After Trump Calls Out National Anthem Protesters


NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell criticized President Donald Trump’s Friday remarks on players who protest during the playing of the national anthem.

In a statement released Saturday morning, Goodell called Trump’s comments “divisive” and said they show he does respect the NFL or its players.

“The NFL and our players are at our best when we help create a sense of unity in our country and our culture,” the statement read. “There is no better example than the amazing response from our clubs and players to the terrible natural disasters we’ve experienced over the last month.”

“Divisive comments like these demonstrate an unfortunate lack of respect for the NFL, our great game and all if our players and a failure to understand the overwhelming force for good our clubs and players represent in our communiques,” the statement added.

Goodell’s statement was in response to Trump’s comments at a Friday rally in Alabama for Republican Sen. Luther Strange, who was appointed to the Senate seat vacated by Attorney General Jeff Sessions and who is now running in a special election to keep that seat.

Trump said that he and Strange “are proud of our country. We respect our flag.”

He suggested NFL owners should boot players who protest the national anthem off their team.

“Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, ‘Get that son of a b—- off the field right now. Out. He’s fired. He’s fired!” Trump said, using his catchphrase from his time on the NBC reality program The Apprentice.

Trump also argued the protests are the main reason behind a decline in NFL ratings.

NFL ratings were down about 8 percent last year. The national anthem protests were the reason most commonly cited in a poll from J.D. Power, which showed 26 percent of respondents who watched fewer NFL games in the 2016 season than in the previous year said that was why they tuned out.

But many players refuse to back down from the protests.

“We will never back down. We no longer can afford to stick to sports,” said DeMaurice Smith, executive director of the NFL Players Association

Trump also said that in addition to the protests, the NFL’s strict officiating is “ruining the game.”

Trump is the one being divisive?  SERIOUSLY??

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OK Let's hit them in the POCKET BOOK !!!!!

I'm on season #2 of my personal boycott..........and it shall continue......

I have never been inside Arrowhead/Kauffman Stadium...and probably never will.  I've always hated pro-football.  Haven't been to the Royals since George Brett was on the team, and haven't missed it in the least.  I preferred the Red Wings hockey team at Kemper  ;o)

I'd like to send this letter to all the moron sports players, Hollyweirdos, snowflakes across the country:

Dear Colin Kaepernick: America’s Spoiled Brat

Dear Colin Kaepernick:

Your disrespect for our country’s flag demands deeper inspection, wider understanding and greater comprehension of its significance to our nation.

Ultimately, when enough people dishonor their country, disobey its laws or do not participate in its most honored traditions—that society faces ultimate disintegration.  Look at Somalia, Sudan, Congo, Pakistan, Mexico, Venezuela and other failed countries around the globe.  Their people flee to Canada, America and Europe because they face the loss of the basic components of a function nation: lack of food, jobs and loss of personal freedom.

You enjoy sports hero status.  You enjoy $114 million in your bank account.  You enjoyed a free college education, where you took affirmative action Crip-courses because you played football.   Other than play a game that produces nothing but entertainment for the masses, you haven’t produced anything of value in America.

What do I mean by that?   Teachers, truck drivers, clerks, doctors, nurses, construction workers, lumber jacks, farmers, waitresses and other workers produce goods and services that make our society work.  Entertainers produce nothing of value other than diversions to our workaday lives.  They might be called the ‘royalty’ of America, but they don’t produce anything.   Yet, many complain the loudest like Whoopi Goldberg, Rob Reiner, Madonna, Angelina Jolie, Obama and you.  None of them served our country.  You didn’t serve your country.

Instead you’re an entertainer, but as you sit on the bench, not a very good one.

Yet, you influence millions of impressionable youth.  If you realized your incredible gifts that your country bestowed upon you—you wouldn’t dishonor America with such gusto and vitriolic disrespect of our flag.  To dishonor Old Glory equates to degrading our U.S. Constitution that makes your freedoms possible while you continue to produce nothing that moves our society forward. You sow seeds of disrespect and social anarchy that produce the violence perpetrated by Black Lives Matter who sing, “Kill a cop when? Now!  What’s good about dead cop number 10?  Dead cop number 11.”

Have you thought about contributing like Martin Luther King, U.S. Representative Barbara Jordan or other black Americans who work FOR our country?

Instead, you’ve inspired a whole generation of white and black high school football players, basketball players and baseball players to sit or kneel in disrespect of our nation’s most treasured gift—the U.S. Constitution that protects our freedoms.

You’re inspiring negatives and social anarchy in a positive country that guarantees your freedom to kneel by the blood of military veterans’ lives.  Every white, black and Hispanic pro football player makes millions of dollars.   Most Americans make only thousands of dollars in their lives.  As a professional football you have an inspirational platform that few others can access.  Compared to your fortunate status, most Americans make an average $38,000/annually as compared to the average professional football player’s $1.9 million annual salary.  You make $19 million annually.

In Berkley, California, ANTIFA followers chant, “No Trump, No Wall, No USA at All!” How long can we survive that kind of message?  The former mayor of Jackson, Mississippi, Chokwe Lumumba, attempted to create the “Republic of New Afrika” by separating South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana out of the Union. Blacks only would live in those states. He died two years ago before succeeding.

If you think it’s better in Africa or China or India or Mexico or Indochina or Saudi Arabia or Afghanistan or Iraq or Venezuela—move to those countries for a couple of months.  Venezuela right this minute suffers total societal breakdown because of guys who made choices like you.  Try to make $114 million in those places.   Try to find a grocery store with food!  If you faced that reality, would you not get down on your knees and pray to God for your good fortune to be an American, an African-American, any American?

Reality check; in those countries, most people struggle for food and water their entire lives.  In Moslem countries, they behead women, kill anyone on a dime and maintain dictatorial regimes that would toss you in jail for your actions.

In my family, my grandfather served in the U.S. Army in WWI.  He got shot and lived with a limp all his life as a farmer who produced food for America’s tables.  My father served as a U.S. Marine in WWII and thereafter for 27 years, but died while serving in 1964.  Many members of my family served in the Navy, Air Force, Marines and Army—-as have millions of men and women over the last 240 years of our country’s existence.

When did you serve?  What sacrifices have you made for America?  What have you done to benefit your country other than to disrespect every military veteran man and woman who offered his or her life in order to bring freedom to every person of every color and race and background?

While many blacks, whites and Hispanics march against our country, every person of every color, every background, and under the age of 18 enjoys the freedom and privilege to a free education. Millions around the world beg, clamor and yearn for a chance to honor the American flag.  Experts tell us that over 100 million people would move to America to enjoy our freedoms tomorrow if given a plane ticket.

But you dishonor our country by your actions and words.  What have you done to defend America?

Answer: you’ve done nothing.  But you benefited for doing nothing by the blood, sweat, tears and lives that allowed you to disrespect our flag, our heritage and our country.

From Washington to Eisenhower to Patton and every combat soldier from Valley Forge to Gettysburg to Afghanistan—they died for your freedoms.   In fact, during the Civil War, over 500,000 white men died to free your forefathers from slavery.   Nonetheless, slavery continues in many parts of Africa today.  Slavery built the Roman Empire.  But America stopped it with the blood of its citizens in 1865.

They served so spoiled brats like you could earn $114 million for doing nothing to protect, honor or defend your country.  Defend and honor—or defame and despise—we each benefit because of the blood, sweat, tears and lives of other citizens.  That fact alone should leave no room for disrespect of our flag, our heritage and our country.

If you win your dishonoring of America and degrade it to the point of mass disrespect and violence, what will you do when anarchy rages through the streets of America?

For every athlete making millions of dollars in the NFL, MLB, NHL, MLS, PGA and NTA, your actions inspire our youth to their highest and best.   For every entertainer from Meryl Streep to Angelina Jolie, Ashley Judd, Madonna (who wants to blow up the White House) and even Rosie McDonnell who hates America— your words and actions influence our youth to strive in the world or tear down everything that makes our country viable.  If you continue on the negatives Mr. Kaepernick, your actions inspire disrespect, violence and social upheaval that could break down America into a failed country.  Then, who will protect you and how will you make your millions?

How do we stop the breakdown of our civil society by athletes and other entertainers as well as the mainstream media?

I propose mandatory two years of military service or civilian service like Ameri-Corps for every American-born man and woman, and every immigrant who comes to this country. No exceptions.  We must inculcate honor and respect for our country.

We must demand education and graduation from high school for every person born or whom moves to America, to create an educated person with a mind that can think critically and act responsibly—and contributes.   We must demand the pledge of allegiance to our flag in every classroom in America every day.   Honorable citizenship creates a viable society.

Without it, you, Colin Kaepernick and Madonna, et al, would not be millionaires nor would you be able to disrespect our nation’s flag and our country.  Ultimately Colin, we wouldn’t survive as a viable country.

The people, such as the mental midget to whom it is addressed, are sadly incapable of reading such a letter, never mind understanding it even if they did know how to read.

Attempting to reason with such purposely and willfully stupid people is patently impossible, much like talking to a tree stump or a fence post. Kaepernick and company demonstrate clearly how low human beings can become when they allow utter selfishness and prideful pompousness to surpass humility and common decency associated with respect  and love for others.

As the letter states, Kaepernick has done nothing at all to truly earn a living, all has been afforded him freely, including his athletic ability, along with every opportunity to use it in playing a game for money. His actions prove that he doesn't really care at all for the public who pay his bills, nor the Nation that grants him the freedom to accept his unearned rewards. He is the human dog biting the hand that feeds him.

Kids must be taught in school, in churches, by their families, and by those in governmental office, by living example, a grateful respect for the laws that allow us to live freely in accordance with them.  Rights are intended for good, and are not a reward for evil.

These people, like Michael Moore, have no excuse for the sedition that they continually preach and promote.  As for Kaepernick and company I have yet to hear anything sensible about their protest of America. Not one utterance that makes any sense at all.

Nothing but a vain filled show of empty, and stupid, disrespect.


DALE .......

   DO NOT look upon those people as INDIVIDUALS  who are merely discontented loners with a private agenda............

    They are PART and PARCEL of a very large ORGANIZED consortium of various  LEFTIST/ COMMUNIST/SOCIALIST GROUPS whose main purpose is to DESTROY our COUNTRY, CAPITALISM, FREEDOM. and DEMOCRACY and make the WORLD into a "GLOBAL COMMUNIST PLANET", where only the APPOINTED and ANOINTED may exist in relative ease. The rest of HUMANITY will be subservient minions who live off of hand-me-downs" !!!!    CUBA, VENEZUELA, MEXICO, and most of CENTRAL AMERICA are perfect examples, not to mention North Korea, CHINA, RUSSIA and theirOrb of confederate States.

The MICHAEL MOORE'S, HOLLYWOOD ELITISTS, and MAINSTREAM MEDIA VULTURES are just waiting to be rewarded by their CHEER-LEADING efforts in establishing a MARXIST EUTOPIA in America. They ALL are as much as AMERICANS as BENEDICT ARNOLD, HILLARY (Benghazi) Clinton, BARACK (Bill Ayers) OBAMA, and all the rest of the "NEW WORLD ORDER" crowd !!!!

They are ALL IN THIS TOGETHER, and thinking they are merely people with "Different Ideas" is a very bad mistake !!!  That is EXACTLY what they want you to believe !!!!

That "Missive" of yours should be "MANDATORY READING" for every School, and  POLITICIAN in the Country !!!!!     I hope it goes VIRAL !!!!!    Good WORK !!!                                                                                                                                          

Trump Takes on the NFL's Stars... and Stripes

September 25, 2017

It's been a long time since a group of underdog college kids beat the Soviets on ice at Lake Placid. Or since Jesse Owens sprinted his way to four gold medals while Adolf Hitler watched. Yesterday, Americans probably felt every one of the 16 years that have passed since President Bush walked to the mound at Yankee Stadium to throw out the first pitch after 9/11. They were just games -- but to a nation in crisis, they were so much more. These were the sports that united a country.

Nothing made us prouder to be Americans than the toughness that caused Kerri Strug to stick that impossible landing. Or tore our hearts open like speed skater Dan Jansen's fall when he learned his sister had died. But those moments have never felt farther away than this weekend, when sports was no longer the healer -- but the divider. A storm that had been brewing since the moment quarterback Colin Kaepernick decided to sit out the National Anthem finally boiled over, and for the first time in a long time, the biggest storyline on NFL Sunday had nothing to do with the scores.

Like most Americans, President Trump has watched this year-long controversy unfold with disdain. Tired of spoiled pros insulting his flag and country, President Trump did what President Trump does -- he vented. At a rally in Huntsville, Alabama, he unleashed on the NFL for encouraging players like Kaepernick to protest. He asked fans to send the League a message by turning off the game. "Things will stop. Just pick up and leave. Pick up and leave. Not the same game anymore anyway... Wouldn't you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, 'Get that [expletive] off the field right now. Out. He's fired. He's fired."

Trump got the League's attention alright. Immediately, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and owners across the NFL blasted the president for his "lack of respect for the NFL." But respect isn't earned by disrespecting those who defend our freedoms. And while I think President Trump could have delivered his message more artfully, I agree with his sentiment. As someone who was willing to fight for the very freedom these players are exercising, I don't dispute their right to protest. But they'd do well to remember where those rights were earned: under the same flag they're disgracing. FRC's Lt. General Jerry Boykin takes that personally.

"I served the nation in uniform for over three and a half decades, and I served in part so that these players could choose to disrespect the traditions, history, and sacrifices of a great nation. But I find it disgusting and disturbing that men like Kaepernick, who are living the American dream embodied by our flag and anthem, are so determined to belittle and denigrate the veterans and men and women currently fighting to ensure the continuance of that very dream."

Maybe these players believe that making the National Anthem the villain of a centuries-long racial divide makes a powerful statement. But in the process, it shows contempt for far more than President Trump. It dishonors the black airmen, soldiers, sailors, and Marines who've come home in caskets draped with those very stars and stripes. And I suppose most teams were too busy sitting out America's proudest tradition to realize that Sunday was Gold Star Mother's Day, set aside to honor the moms whose military sons and daughters paid the ultimate price. How many of those grieving women watched the NFL's demonstrations with tears streaming down their face at these players' ungratefulness. How many veterans who lost limbs in Iraq and Afghanistan tuned in wishing they could stand for anything ever again?

In a day where the halftime talk wasn't about missed catches or interceptions, there were some moving snapshots of the pride so many have forgotten. There was the image of the Pittsburgh Steelers's Alejandro Villanueva -- a West Point grad and Army Ranger -- who stood all alone outside the tunnel, his hand over his heart while the Star Spangled Banner played. While major networks were an anti-Trump echo chamber, fans fought back, heeding the president's call to boycott. At the Patriots game in Foxborough, boos rained down from the stands, along with shouts for the players to "stand up!" Others pushed back on the double standards on social media with pictures of Coach Joe Kennedy or Tim Tebow, who were mocked or outright punished when they took a knee... in prayer.

Rev. Franklin Graham called on America do exactly that, saying that getting on our knees before God would make a real difference in this splintered country. He's right. I think we do need to pray to unite -- but we also need to spend our money in ways that reflect our values. Just as the NFL has a right to turn their back on the flag, you have a right to turn your back on the NFL. Fans may not be able to change the players' culture, but they can refuse to participate in their anti-Americanism. In a business where the bottom line should be the bottom line, your voice makes a big difference.





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CONFUSION:   Pelosi Says Constitution Spells Out ‘Two Co-Equal Branches’ Of Government

No Nancy. No.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi must be taking night classes at the Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez School of Government.

Pelosi, the 79-year-old third-highest ranking official in the U.S. government, was speaking to the Center for American Progress today when she mistakenly said there are “two co-equal branches” of government, before correcting herself to say there are three.


“First of all, let me just say, we take an oath of office to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States,” Pelosi said.

“Democrats take that oath seriously, and we are committed to honoring our oath of office. I’m not sure that our Republican colleagues share that commitment, and I’m not sure that the president of the United States does, too,” she claimed.

“So, in light of the fact that the beauty of the Constitution is a system of checks and balances— two co-equal branches— three co-equal branches of government,” she corrected with a laugh.

“A check and balance on each other,” she continued. “Con— Constitution spells out the pri— pa, uh, the duties of Congress and one of them is oversight of the president of the United States, another one of them is to impeach the president of the United States,” Pelosi said.

In November, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez rallied supporters on Facebook to pitch in and help Democrats take back “all three chambers of Congress.”

“…the Progressive movement works and it wins in all districts…If we work our butts off to make sure that we take back all three chambers of Congress– three chambers of government…,” she said during the virtual appearance.

She clarified that she meant the “presidency, the Senate and the House.”

According to the Constitution, the three branches of government are the legislative, executive and judicial.

Below: Nancy Pelosi is continuing to promote the false narrative that President Trump is involved in a cover-up and therefore may be guilty of an impeachable offense. Millie Weaver joins Alex to break down the propaganda being used to overturn the democratic election of 2016 


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