#45: Can’t Take A Joke and Won’t Take A Knee

12 Oct

 

Colin Kaepernick  and Steph Curry   AP Photo

#45 is furious about kneeling and morons

It was August 2016 when Colin Kaepernick  “took a knee” on the field during the playing of the National Anthem and later explained “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color.” The issue resurfaced and #45 went off!  “No kneeling. Disrespectful.” At the same time, he is apparently still pissed off about Rex Tillerson’s alleged comment that he–#45–is a moron.

Kaepernick made it clear that the focus of his protest was the alarming rate of police brutality against Black people. #45 insists it’s about patriotism and respect for the flag.

“To me, this is bigger than football,” Kaepernick said. “It would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.”

To claireify, it’s not against the law to sit out the National Anthem

I hope #45 gets to read this because his aides probably haven’t told him about this excerpt from the U.S Flag Code, which prescribes American flag and National Anthem etiquette:

(C) all other persons present should face the flag and stand at attention with their right hand over the heart, and men not in uniform, if applicable, should remove their headdress with their right hand and hold it at the left shoulder, the hand being over the heart; and

(2) when the flag is not displayed, all present should face toward the music and act in the same manner they would if the flag were displayed.

The operative word here is “should.” Legal experts argue that does not equal “shall” or “must.”

Warriors superstar, Steph Curry

Kaepernick and his career went downhill after his defiant kneeling. He left the 49ers and became a free agent. He was ridiculed by the right and the heartfelt but guarded acknowledgment from fellow athletes wasn’t enough to get him back to work. He hasn’t worked since he became a free agent.

Enter #30 Steph Curry

In September, 2017, Warriors’ MVP Steph Curry said in an interview, that he did not want to go to the White House. It’s a tradition for championship teams—historically baseball and football. John F. Kennedy was the first president to host the 1963 NBA champions–the Boston Celtics.

Curry explained “By ….not going, hopefully that will inspire some change when it comes to what we tolerate…what is accepted…”  That didn’t sit well with #45. He responded with a tweet saying Curry was disinvited. Curry supporters countered, saying Trump never invited Curry anyway.  Cavs superstar, LeBron James came to Curry’s defense, calling #45 a “bum.”

Twitter screen shots from slate.com

 

Strategy Distraction

#45 couldn’t let it go. He has since labeled  the players “sons of bitches”  called for all who wouldn’t stand for the anthem to be fired, and insulted a few coaches. Moron.

I believe this latest move is another limp attempt at distraction about much bigger issues such as collusion with Russia, e-mail servers and a possible World War III.

Jamele Hill    Story in Sporting News

In 1972 Jackie Robinson who broke baseball’s color line in 1947, wrote in his book, ” I cannot stand and sing the anthem. I cannot salute the flag; I know that I am a black man in a white world.”  Most recently, it’s ESPN’s Jamele Hill who has been suspended from ESPN and is also on the receiving end of #45’s wrath.

#45  has further positioned himself as a combination mean girl and schoolyard bully with a serious Napoleon complex and deficient brain capacity. He is easily irritated and offended by attacks on his looks, intelligence or character. And he has a short fuse. He can dish it out but can’t take it.

When he attacked the sports world, he went up against men and women even more powerful than he is–sports players and fans. Oh and he also forgot that Blacks and Browns are the majority in professional sports.

Why #45 is still in charge, is a mystery. Or is it?

I believe it would be a better world, a more positive and hopeful world, less racist and misanthropic, if Donny would stop attacking people based on their dislike for him or their unwillingness to agree with him and laugh at his jokes. I also believe that dark money is at work and lawmakers have a big investment that will disintegrate if #45 is out of the picture. That’s all I have for you.

“They” know he is a moron. They know he is an insecure and cerebrally-deficient person who lies because he’s accustomed to lying. He is a dangerous person who cannot distinguish morally right from wrong. He is unhappy in his job. It’s too much work and he has to answer to other people–including We the People.

He cares only about himself and those he perceives as extensions of himself. He is a sick man and mentally unfit to hold the most important office in the world. But he’s going to hold on to the reins as long as possible because pride goeth before the fall. There are plenty of other people still left to insult and alienate. And it will help relieve the boredom. He can’t take a joke and he defies anyone to take a knee.

Americans are taking the knee to protest police brutality.

He is putting Americans in harm’s way. He handles the office of the presidency as if it were a network TV program. He has Svengalied his way into the fragile minds of so many people and there are millions who are not mindful enough to recognize the sinister cape of evil he uses to con them.

We the people have spoken and continue to do so. I am  begging our lawmakers who represent us to take the necessary steps to remove the man who would seek to destroy us, without ever knowing why. He doesn’t need a reason. He is the president of the United States of America.

SOURCES

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/sep/22/donald-trump-nfl-national-anthem-protests?CMP=share_btn_tw

http://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/14870667/how-white-house-visits-championship-teams-became-american-tradition

https://www.washingtonpost.com

http://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/14870667/how-white-house-visits-championship-teams-became-american-tradition

https://www.sbnation.com/nba/2017/9/23/16354136/steph-curry-donald-trump-white-house-visit-golden-state-warriors

 

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