Monday October 23, 2017

Archive for the ‘Politics’ Category

There’s No Virtue in Joining an Angry Mob

The condemnations of Harvey Weinstein’s egregious behavior have become a deluge, but the problem goes well beyond Harvey Weinstein. When the media becomes judge and jury, groupthink sets in and the mob expresses its indignation. College students are now self-righteous know-it-alls, claiming to be traumatized by words and texts. And many teachers have been made to feel they must toe a party line and walk on eggshells.  More…

Students love Trump’s tax plan…when told it’s Bernie’s

President Donald Trump’s proposal for comprehensive tax reform was immediately dismissed as heartless and impractical by his political opponents. When the same ideas are packaged under Bernie Sanders’ name, however, liberal college students excitedly endorsed them.  More…

Freshman QB Is Dismissed From Team After Kneeling During Anthem

A football player at Division III Albright College in Reading, PA has been dismissed from the team after taking a knee during the National Anthem on Saturday. 19-year-old Gyree Durante, went down on one knee during the National Anthem.  More…

Jane Fonda says she’s not proud of America

Reminiscent of her ‘Hanoi Jane’ days, Jane Fonda made it clear she is not proud of America. During a recent interview with the BBC, Fonda was asked, "Are you proud of America today?" The actress was very quick to reply with a hard "no." "But, I’m proud of the (Trump) resistance," she elaborated.  More…

George Lopez booed off stage after Trump jokes flop

Comic George Lopez was booed off stage at a gala for juvenile diabetes in Denver last week, over an anti-Donald Trump routine that fell flat with the crowd. Trying to recover and sensing the audience turn, Lopez said, “Listen, it’s about the kids .?.?. I apologize for bringing politics to an event. This is America — it still is. So I apologize to your white privilege.”  More…

A Supreme test for a ‘war on cops’ outrage

The war on cops is moving from the streets to the US Supreme Court. Last week, the justices heard a case that threatens police officers with financial ruin if they make arrests and the charges don’t hold up. One mistake making an arrest could mean losing their home and everything else. Faced with that risk, who would ever want to be a cop?  More…

Derek Jeter: It’s OK if Marlins players want to take a knee

Derek Jeter wouldn’t say whether he would take a knee during the national anthem if he still were playing, but the Marlins’ new co-owner and future Hall of Famer wouldn’t have a problem if one of his players chose to protest social injustice and police brutality by doing so.  More…

Political correctness gone amuck: Boy Scouts will start admitting girls to the Cub Scouts

The Boy Scouts will soon be adding girls to their ranks. That’s the announcement posted Wednesday on the national service organization’s website after its board of directors unanimously approved to allow girls to join the Cub Scouts program.  More…

Unlike Trump, late-night comedy is quiet on Harvey Weinstein

Give Harvey Weinstein this much: He’s proving that late-night comedians aren’t the nation’s conscience after all. Weinstein’s implosion over alleged sexual misconduct ought to put him squarely in the late-night crosshairs, but Jimmy Kimmel, Stephen Colbert and the rest have stayed silent. Did the scandal somehow hit too close to home?  More…

Trump calls for tax law changes for NFL over protests

President Donald Trump on Tuesday called for changes to U.S. tax law affecting the National Football League, fueling a feud with the league and its players over protests that he says disrespect the nation. “Why is the NFL getting massive tax breaks while at the same time disrespecting our Anthem, Flag and Country? Change tax law!” Trump wrote in a post on Twitter.  More…

CBS fires vice president who said Vegas victims didn’t deserve sympathy because country music fans ‘often are Republican’

CBS has parted ways with Hayley Geftman-Gold, one of the company’s top lawyers after she said she is “not even sympathetic” to victims of the Las Vegas shooting because “country music fans often are Republican,” when discussing the tragic mass shooting that occurred in Las Vegas late Sunday night.  More…

NFL’s Week 4 sees dozens of NFL players kneel, raise fists during national anthem

Dozens of NFL players took a knee during the national anthem as others raised their fists before the games of Week 4 Sunday, a day after President Trump tweeted that it that it was “very important” for players to stand. Among the players who kneeled Sunday: half of the San Francisco 49ers. The team released a video of the athletes with the caption: “Together.” Their opponents, the Arizona Cardinals, stood.  More…

Mom livid after teacher told her son to stand for Pledge

A Florida elementary school is under fire from one parent who says her son — who knelt during his class’s Pledge of Allegiance — was scolded and stripped of his First Amendment rights.  More…

Warriors blast ‘terrible’ Sports Illustrated cover on unity

Warriors star Stephen Curry and coach Steve Kerr are part of SI’s attempt to show how sports have united in the wake of a national divide about many social and political issues, but specifically in recent days about President Donald Trump’s clash with professional leagues.  More…

DOJ files suit against company for allegedly not hiring Americans

The Department of Justice announced Thursday it has filed a lawsuit against a Colorado corporation for allegedly discriminating against U.S. workers. The complaint alleges that in 2016, Crop Production discriminated against at least three United States citizens by refusing to employ them as seasonal technicians in El Campo, Texas, because Crop Production preferred to hire temporary foreign workers under the H-2A visa program.  More…