Sunday, September 24, 2017

On the Topic of Kneeling

You know, to all those complaining about the NFL players, teams, and owners bringing politics into sports, it was Trump who did the "bringing in." When he called them "sons of bitches" in that speech, he was speaking as the POTUS.

Sports has always had it's share of social issues, and that's what Kaepernick did. He made a simple social protest statement. You can like it, hate it, ignore it, whatever. But his right to make that protest is the very thing our military forces have been fighting and dying for for over 200 years.

I would also suggest you look up the SCOTUS decision "West Virginia State Board of Education v. Barnette". Decrying what the professional athletes are doing is like spitting on the Constitution AND the flag.

Now, would/do I stand when our national anthem is played? Yes, I do. But if I were standing next to Colin Kaepernick, or anyone else that kneeled today, I would offer them my hand. Because I do respect our anthem, our flag, and our country.

Sunday, July 02, 2017

Casualty of Twitter

I just noticed that I hadn't posted anything on here for 2 1\3 years. Every time I think about posting something I simply end up tweeting it instead. Less time and effort. I think I'll try and get back to ranting my inane babblings again soon.
Probably not.