Hmm, so I guess “chimp-out” is not an acceptable description of the Houston Texans reaction?

 

I never, never,

 

never,

 

thought the NFL would be “ground zero” for racial strife. Never did I foresee that the NFL would become the nexus for all communal racial conflict. Football has always been oafish, lumbering entertainment, a (very) big boy’s game with lots of mindless collisions and faux strategy that, if anything, boasted of a vapid disinterested perspective that eschewed any serious social dialog.

 

A stupid game that makes people stupid.

 

But what is going on with the game now?  The NFL has magically transformed itself into a maelstrom of racial bitterness and prima dona grandstanding by overpaid “victims.”

 

On October 18, during a routine meeting of the NFL owners, the national anthem protests unsurprisingly came under discussion.  Houston Texans owner, Bob McNair, said something that would normally be innocuous, but given today’s touchy, sensitive, crybaby environment, was redolent of subtle, dog-whistled racism.

 

McNair is reported to have said, simply, “We can’t have the inmates running the prison.”

 

That’s all it took.

 

 

Some Texans players considered staging a walkout following a comment by team owner Bob McNair that compared NFL players to “inmates,” a source told ESPN.

 

About 10 players, including Pro Bowl wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins, left the facility Friday, the source said.

 

Sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter that Hopkins’ absence from practice was directly related to McNair’s comment. Running back D’Onta Foreman also did not practice over the quote, sources told ESPN.

 

Most of the players who left returned to the facility, the source said, and the remaining players were talked out of their protest by the coaching staff.

 

“When it happened, there’s a thousand emotions going through your mind,” left tackle Duane Brown said. “Obviously, one of the emotions is to leave the building immediately. [But] we decided to go to work. The situation’s not over. It’s something that we’ll reconvene and talk about again, but we had practice today.”

 

Texans coach Bill O’Brien said Hopkins had taken a “personal day.”

 

 

 

McNair, experiencing the Wrath of the Offended that showers upon anyone who misspeaks now, was forced to apologize.

 

 

“I regret that I used that expression,” McNair said in a statement. “I never meant to offend anyone and I was not referring to our players. I used a figure of speech that was never intended to be taken literally. I would never characterize our players or our league that way and I apologize to anyone who was offended by it.”

 

 

Am I the only person who finds the defensive posturing by 300-pound millionaire Alpha morons absolutely comical and disingenuous? Do these modern day “gladiators” really expect me to place an ounce of credence in the substance of their whining about “victimization” and “racism?” If we truly lived in a racist society, they would be scraping by on the factory floor to survive. They need to simply shut up, play their ridiculously mundane sport, and leave the victimization matrix to those who truly deserve to be heard.

 

And quit chimping out.

 

 

 

 

 

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New Zealand’s restriction on foreign home buyers…not coming to America any time soon.

 

New Zealand’s hot new Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, has taken her sex appeal to a whole new level.

 

 

 

Who says teeth aren’t sexy?

 

 

 

Not only is she a female political head of state who you’d love to “F” (PMILF?), but she actually cares about her country and is willing to exploit a little common sense in defiance of easy cash inflow.

 

 

 

Remember that first thrill of a Labour government arriving in office, armed with radical policies that eons of Conservative governments had always labelled impossible?

 

Jacinda Ardern, New Zealand’s new prime minister, has just announced a ban on selling properties to foreigners. New Zealand has become a safe haven for the world’s hyper-rich, scared that Donald Trump will start Armageddon. Buying a bolthole safe from doomsday has become the fashion in Silicon Valley, as well as among global oligarchs. New Zealand house prices shot up by 10.4% last year.

 

 

Who is buying? Gulf states, Hong Kong, Russia, Iran, Pakistan: “Most of them already have several homes,” says the [Britain’s Versace] tower’s agent.

 

Imagine instead a government arriving in office determined to chill the market and stop house prices rising above inflation. Any rise would be reported as a Treasury target failure – not, as now, another gleeful bonanza for homeowners. Charge capital gains tax on any above-inflation rice rise and people would stop regarding their homes as one-way-bet casinos.

 

 

 

I would love to see a similar policy in place in the United States, especially here in SoCal where it seems every other house is paid for with cash by Chinese nationals. The housing market here has ballooned again and very few people are able to legitimately afford a new house without becoming tragically house poor.

 

But this is the United States, and making money is as American as apple pie, regardless of the price America citizens are forced to pay to accommodate such wayward capitalism.

 

 

The RINO bone is connected to the Hillary bone is connected to the Obama bone, and they all are connected to the anti-Trump bone…

 

Friendly fire, inbound.

 

 

 

 

The Washington Post was given the rights to publish this rather groundbreaking (to those paying attention) story about the genesis of a trail of Democratic corruption that was enacted upon the success of Donald Trump’s ascent to the Oval Office. I say “rights” because the WP is ground zero when it comes to being the receptacle of harmful (to the Left) news reporting which the Left enacts as a means of “getting in front of the ball” in offensive damage control.  Under the guise of “neutral” news coverage.

 

 

The Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee helped fund research that resulted in a now-famous dossier containing allegations about President Trump’s connections to Russia and possible coordination between his campaign and the Kremlin, people familiar with the matter said.

 

Marc E. Elias, a lawyer representing the Clinton campaign and the DNC, retained Fusion GPS, a Washington firm, to conduct the research.

 

After that, Fusion GPS hired dossier author Christopher Steele, a former British intelligence officer with ties to the FBI and the U.S. intelligence community, according to those people, who spoke on the condition of anonymity.

 

Elias and his law firm, Perkins Coie, retained the company in April 2016 on behalf of the Clinton campaign and the DNC. Before that agreement, Fusion GPS’s research into Trump was funded by an unknown Republican client during the GOP primary.

 

 

 

TL;DR?

 

A shadowy group of RINO’s embarked on an anti-Trump crusade a couple of years ago. They built a franchise which the DNC and HIllary then purchased some time later. They assumed full operational control and hired a charlatan Brit spy who wrote a largely fictional “dossier” oozing with narratives of golden showers and the like. The dossier has been largely discredited, but it doesn’t end here.

 

The dossier was a convenient ploy which Obama’s justice department usurped for its malevolent deeds when no one was looking.

 

 

 

Both the House and the Senate are investigating whether the former President Barack Obama’s administration used intelligence in a salacious “Trump Dossier” as “evidence” before a secret federal surveillance court to obtain permission to spy on Donald Trump campaign aides and later his transition team.

 

Leaders in Congress are trying to find out if the Obama Justice Department and the FBI introduced the totally unsubstantiated material alleging unsavory connections between Trump and Russia before the Federal Intelligence Surveillance Court, congressional aides told The Daily Caller News Foundation.

 

The FBI used the dossier to secure permission to monitor the communications of Trump associate Carter Page, based on U.S. officials briefed on the Russia investigation, CNN reported in April.

 

The latest inquiries began Oct. 4, when the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence subpoenaed Fusion GPS, a political opposition research firm based in Washington, D.C., to appear before the committee and turn over bank documents. The committee is also seeking all Justice Department applications before the Federal Intelligence Surveillance Court, also called the FISA court, to determine if any of the applicants rely on information from the dossier.

 

 

The bones all lead to one place:  removal of President Trump from office, or at the very least, to proliferate a continual stream of discrediting, distractive narratives which weaken his Presidency.

 

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Los Doyers vs. the Houston Astros: a World Series for our time.

 

 

 

 

In a little less than 12 hours, the 2017 World Series between the Houston Astros and Los Angeles Dodgers will begin here in sweltering Los Angeles. Traffic should have died down somewhat (I’m desperately hoping) by the time I drive home on the 101 through Echo Park during this evening’s rush hour, but I expect traffic to be shitty(er) than normal. But hey! Our Doyers (hate that) have reached this pinnacle of post-season play for the first time in 30 years, so I should not complain.

 

1988 bears little resemblance to 2017 in too many ways. In 1988, we raced down to LAX to greet our World Series winners upon their flight back from Oakland. It was late at night and the World Series was just that. A best of 7 championship set of games.

 

In 1988 it was fun and games. Frivolity with an edge.

 

But the 2017 series between Los Angeles and Houston is rife with mythological context. The series is emblematic of deep divisions and tragic nuances that afflict our modern American culture. I foresee this series assuming legendary status in America’s folklore as only baseball can bestow. I root for the Dodgers because I live in Los Angeles, and have all my life. I will root for them despite the fact they will symbolize Team Left, Team Hollywood. Team California, land of Nancy Pelosi and every other rote scumbag elitist liberal, whereas the Houston Astros represent Blue America, the Right; Donald Trump, even. Of course Houston, the city, is nothing of the sort, but symbolically it represents Texas, middle America, land of unabashed pro-America conservatism.  Unfettered free markets.

 

It’s not a question of what Los Angeles and Houston objectively define, demographically and geopolitically, but about what they represent to to our collective imagination.

 

  • It’s about Blue vs. Red.
  • Immigration vs. nationalism.
  • It’s about athletes who kneel vs. athletes who play.
  • It’s about bleeding heart America vs. Donald Trump and the pragmatists of the new Right.
  • It’s about the Coasts vs. the Heartland.
  • It’s about Los Doyers vs. The Astros.
  • It’s about entitled glamour vs. toil.
  • Most of all, its about redefining the paradigm housing the American Dream.

 

 

Don’t believe for a minute that the 2017 World Series is just a “game.” It is a cultural landmark face-off, a battle by proxy, of two Americas smoldering beneath a dagger of cultural division. Never has a World Series denoted so much about the fragmented American dream than it does in 2017.

 

 

You’re a good man, Jimmy Carter…

 

What is this world coming to when an old, retired Democratic President, whose administration is most aptly described as liberally inadequate, is now the bastion of open-minded fairness and common sense?

 

Yes, what does it say about 2017 now  that Jimmy Carter is more “accepting” of pragmatic politicking than about 98% of the Democratic Party’s denizens?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Speaking with New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd in a piece titled “Jimmy Carter Lusts for a Trump Posting”, [Jimmy] Carter opined on a number of political topics:

 

  • He knocked former President Barack Obama’s decision to bomb Yemen, as well as his refusal to hold more serious discussions with North Korea.  

  • On NFL players protesting racial injustice and bias in law enforcement by kneeling during the national anthem, Carter said players “ought to find a different way to object, to demonstrate,” saying he wished players would stand during the anthem.

  • He said although Trump may be contributing to the souring of America’s image in the world, the declining image of America “precedes Trump.”

  • Carter was not as bothered by Trump’s relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin, and disagreed with his wife about the impact of Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election, saying “I don’t think there’s any evidence that what the Russians did changed enough votes, or any votes.”

  • Carter claimed that the “media have been harder on Trump than any other president certainly that I’ve known about,” saying that reporters felt “free to claim that Trump is mentally deranged and everything else without hesitation.”

 

 

One word of caution for Mr. Carter.  Those on his side of the political aisle are classless runts.  They are juvenile crybabies and are living out a prolonged temper tantrum that has no regard for old allegiances.

 

Poignancy is out the window.

 

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