Friday October 20, 2017

Archive for the ‘Politics’ Category

Trump rescinds Stephen Curry’s invitation to White House

NBA star Stephen Curry was dis-invited from the White House on Saturday by President Trump. Curry, a Golden State Warriors guard and two-time NBA MVP, said Friday he would vote against the team visiting Trump’s White House to celebrate the team’s 2017 championship. That was enough for Trump to decide against inviting him.  More…

Roger Goodell Ignoring League’s Own Rules in Letting Players Protest Anthem

The NFL rule book specifically requires both teams appear on the field for the playing of the anthem, standing, remaining quiet, and holding their helmets in their left hands. Failure to do so can result in fines, suspensions, and the loss of draft picks. The rules specifically include: “It should be pointed out to players and coaches that we continue to be judged by the public in this area of respect for the flag and our country.”  More…

TV Ratings: ‘Sunday Night Football’ Down Again On Day Of Player Protests

On a day full of criticism from Donald Trump, political protests, linked arms, players taking a knee during the national anthem, and renewed pleas for unity from the league, NBC and the NFL took a ratings hit on Sunday Night Football. Amid cheers and boos from fans at FedEx Field in Maryland last night, the SNF season declined 10% from early numbers of the comparable game of last year.  More…

Anthony Weiner gets hard time

It’s hard time for Anthony Weiner. The disgraced ex-congressman broke down crying as he was sentenced to 21 months in prison Monday for convincing a high school student to undress and touch herself via Skype in 2016.  More…

Trump tells fans to boycott NFL games

President Trump continued his beef early Sunday with NFL players kneeling during the national anthem, suggesting fans boycott the games to bring an end to the protests and said the “League should back U.S.” by firing the athletes.  More…

Miss America Contestants Asked to Condemn President Trump

It began with a question asked by judge Jordin Sparks to Miss Missouri, Jennifer Davis, about the multiple investigations into whether the Trump campaign colluded with the Russians – did Miss Davis think the Trump campaign was innocent or guilty?  More…

Hillary Clinton’s book signing was as insufferable as you’d expect

Amid wild applause, Clinton made her way up to a raised platform, and then she sat down and started signing. No hello to the crowd, no thanks for the hours of waiting — let alone decades of support — no apology for or acknowledgment of being an hour late, or losing the most consequential election in American history. Not a single word. She just started signing.  More…

Maryland city to allow illegals the right to vote

The College Park, Maryland City Council has voted in favor of a measure that would allow city residents who are not U.S. citizens to vote in local elections. College Park joins six other towns in allowing legal permanent residents and undocumented immigrants to vote in municipal elections.  More…

Emmys Devolves into Three Hour Celebrity Anti-Trump Rage Fest

The 2017 Emmys certainly lived up to its billing as being the most politically charged ever. Within seconds, host Stephen Colbert took a few jabs at President Trump. But then Julia-Louis Dreyfus quickly upped the ante, joining in and singing, “Imagine if your president wasn’t loved by Nazis.” Once the monologue actually began, Colbert dedicated almost five minutes to mocking Trump.  More…

CNN host Anthony Bourdain says he would poison Trump if he had to cook for him

Anthony Bourdain, host of “Parts Unknown” on liberal CNN, said last week that he would poison Donald Trump if the celebrity chef was asked to cater a peace summit between the President and Kim Jong Un. “Hemlock,” Bourdain said when asked by what he would serve Trump and the North Korean dictator. Hemlock is a poisonous plant that has been used as a method of execution.  More…

Ex-CIA director resigns from Harvard over Manning fellowship

Former CIA Acting Director Michael Morell on Thursday announced his resignation as a senior fellow at Harvard after the university named U.S. Army soldier-turned-convicted felon Chelsea Manning a visiting fellow. Morell said he couldn’t be part of an organization “that honors convicted felon and leaker of classified information.”  More…

Customers Angry After National Anthem Silenced At Buffalo Wild Wings

The National Anthem is the focus of controversy again, this time at a bar in Riverside County. Customers at a Buffalo Wild Wings in Eastvale say an employee refused to let them hear the anthem before an NFL game Monday night – which happened to be the 16th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.  More…

Jemele Hill’s Trump comments have turned into an ESPN firestorm

The only thing that unites both sides of the Jemele Hill controversy is a common fury at ESPN. In neither apologizing nor announcing a suspension — while simultaneously distancing itself – ESPN has managed to enrage just about everyone who has seen the “SportsCenter” anchor’s Tuesday night rant about President Trump. “We are with you @jemelehill,” Colin Kaepernick, himself a lightning rod, said to Hill Wednesday.  More…

NFL opening weekend sees more Star-Spangled Banner protests

Seattle’s Michael Bennett and Oakland’s Marshawn Lynch joined other NFL athletes Sunday in protesting the treatment of minorities by US law enforcement during the first weekend of the regular season. Both Bennett and Lynch remained seated during The Star-Spangled Banner before the Seahawks and Raiders season-opening games as part of a continuing wave of protests that began with former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.  More…

Kid Rock gloats over Sharpton kid’s bust

Kid Rock was gloating online Sunday over the arrest of Al Sharpton’s daughter amid his feud with the Manhattan reverend activist. The musician retweeted The Post’s story of Ashley Sharpton’s weekend arrest on charges she struck a cab driver and stole his keys and added, “These ‘activists’ are such nice people… not.”  More…