At the Drudge Report there is a link to a Hollywood Reporter story where Michael Sam is pointing fingers over his failure to make the NFL

Michael Sam could very well still be playing in the NFL had he not come out as gay, the former St. Louis Ram told sportscaster Dan Patrick on Friday.

Sam, who played defensive end at the University of Missouri before being drafted into the NFL, told Patrick becoming a media spectacle was never a part of his plan, and may have hurt his first shot at professional football.

For those of you who spent last year under a rock, when Sam came out the media lionized him and while his performance in the NFL combine was not anything special the media and the NFL put heavy pressure on teams to draft him.

In the end the Rams used their last draft pick to take him saving the league from their claws, but in the end the Rams decided that like 98% of all college players who try, he just wasn’t good enough for the NFL.

Sam however got a 2nd chance as the The Dallas Cowboys picked him up for their practice squad but in they also decided to release him.

His next stop was the Montreal Alouettes but as I wrote in August that didn’t end well either:

Sam signed on to roll with the Montreal Alouettes​. However, he left the team in June for personal reasons.

The story didn’t get much better two months later. Sam announced that he’s quit the Alouettes to focus on his mental health

Think about that for a second, the player that the American media was ready to pillory the NFL for if he wasn’t drafted, has found the pressure of being in the CFL too much.

However his failure in the CFL apparently isn’t his fault, it’s all because of the bigotry against people who are gay.

Contrast this to Tim Tebow.

It looked like Tebow’s NFL comeback was finally secure when the Eagles traded the person he was competing with for the 3rd QB spot on the team, an important spot since their starter had been injured before.

But the eagles surprised everyone by cutting him and signing Stephen Morris.  Tebow reacted thus:

This week Morris was cut & replaced by another who wasn’t Tebow:

Should disaster strike and Philadelphia actually need to rely on Lewis, head coach Chip Kelly at least knows Lewis is somewhat proven in the NFL. He made six starts over the past four seasons, throwing for 1,296 yards, five touchdowns and four interceptions.

So Lewis is proven as opposed to Tim Tebow who the last time he had a chance to start not only led an also ran team to an improbable playoff appearance but managed to beat the Pittsburgh in the wild card game before losing to the now time champion New England Patriots.

But it’s not just the eagles, there have been several big QB injuries this year already and despite Tebow’s proven record as a leader & winner no team has decided to add him to their Roster as a backup.

So how has Heisman Trophy Winner the two time college national champion former college quarterback and player of the year and the man who was a miracle worker in Denver reacted?  Like this:

“Obviously, you come to terms because I believe there’s a plan for everything,” Tebow said Friday in Gainesville. ”You can’t believe that God has a plan for you in your life and it’s a perfect plan and have doubt at the same time. They just don’t go together.”

So Tebow is waiting for, maybe even expecting, that next phone call.

”I’ve said this a few times: I don’t know what the future holds, but I do trust who holds my future,” he said.

No blaming the league, no pointing the finger at a media that hates him just faith in God and patience.

Now I’m not an NFL coach or GM but based on this reaction I certainly can tell which one of these two I would want in my locker room.

While the media obsesses over the pope, Hillary’s email scandal rolls by.

The latest sheds light on the tone at State Department while she was SoS.

Kimberly Strassel’s article deals with information that comes to light because of a Freedom Of Information Act lawsuit brought in March by Citizens United, Hillary Clinton vs. FOIA (emphasis added):

Under FOIA, by contrast, the agency is required by law to provide plaintiffs with a complete inventory and broad description of every document it has that pertains to the request—but is withholding. This is known as a Vaughn index. The State Department on Monday handed over its Vaughn index to Citizens United and, boy, are these email descriptions revealing.

We find that the State Department has—but is not releasing—an email chain between then-Clinton Chief of Staff Cheryl Mills and a Clinton Foundation board member about the secretary of state’s planned trip to Africa. We find that the State Department has—but is not releasing—emails between Ms. Mills and foundation staff discussing “invitations to foreign business executives to attend the annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative.”

. . .

Separately, we learn that the State Department is withholding from Citizens United and congressional investigators 14 separate exchanges between department employees regarding Benghazi.

As if that was not enough, Jazz Shaw posts on how Hillary’s signature has been blanked out by the State Department on a document authorizing Huma Abedin’s extraordinary work arrangements (Abedin apparently didn’t even take a day off the day she was giving birth, and as a “Special Government Employee . . . racked up more billable hours in six months than you’re allowed to bill in an entire year”).

There are at “least 35 FOIA lawsuits pending for Clinton-related email.”

At least thirty-five.

State claims they are overwhelmed and the Justice Department wants to “consolidate” the lawsuits.

Strassel says,

These email summaries show that the Clinton Foundation was the State Department and the State Department was the Clinton Foundation. All one, big, seamless, Clinton-promoting entity.

With the Justice Department asking to “consolidate” the lawsuits, imagine what things would be like with a Clinton back in the White House.

Fausta Rodriguez Wertz posts on U.S. and Latin American news, politics and culture at Fausta’a blog.

If you are a member of the GOP caucus looking to become speaker now that John Boehner has resigned. I strongly suggest taking these lines from the Movie Patton to heart:

Col commanding: The reason We’re pinned down General is because we can’t get air support!
Gen Patton: The hell with that. Nobody’s getting any air support! If you can’t Put some fire into this battalion I’ll get somebody who can. Major! You the executive officer here?
Maj Walker: Yes, sir.
Gen Patton: What’s Your name?
Maj Walker: Walker sir.
General Patton : Well You’re now commanding officer! You’ve got 4 hours to break through that beachhead down there. lf you don’t make it by then, I’ll fire you!

You have been warned.


Or to put it another way, if you are a GOP speaker and MSM / MSNBC hosts look like this when you resign

Then you didn’t do your job.

In a few days the Pope Francis will leave the United States and with him will go the tolerance for the church that the MSM adopted during his visit.

While the media will still be trying to use him as a prop to advance various issues his visit and the media’s reaction to it while seemingly useful to the left will be of great value to all people of the right.

It will not take very long for ABC CBS NBC CNN MSNBC NYT PBS WASHPOST LA TIMES etc etc etc to revert to normal to proclaim that any person who does not agree with abortion is anti woman bigots, gay marriage or gay adoption homophobic bigots , transgenderism transphobic bigots etc etc etc.

Now that being the case the media has provided all conservatives from Ted Cruz to Kim Davis an answer that it will be very hard for them to refute and it’s this:

“My position on (gay marriage, gay adoptions, abortion, transgenderism) is exactly the same as Pope Francis and the Catholic Church so obviously you consider Pope Francis a bigot.”

That phrase needs to be learned and memorized by every school committee person, every employee whose company tries to fire him, every business that the left tries to boycott and every pol that is declared a bigot. Superpacs should show ads of members of the MSM lionizing Pope Francis next to the target of their ire and accuse them of calling Pontifex a bigot (and repeat those charges in spanish media in spanish).

Make them defend themselves and explain why holding the positions Pope Francis does makes them a bigot.

The liberal media has been kind enough to give us this, let us use it liberally.


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