How DARE that Divisive Vet, and Candidate Critique our non-divisive Veterans Day NFL Protests

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How DARE that Divisive Vet, and Candidate Critique our non-divisive Veterans Day NFL Protests

Arthur Dent: Ford, if I was to ask you “where the hell we were?” Would I regret it?
Ford Pre­fect: We’re safe.
Arthur Dent: Ah good.
Ford Pre­fect: We’re in a cabin on one of the space­ships of the Vogon con­struc­tor fleet.
Arthur Dent: Ah this is obvi­ously some strange usage of the word “safe” that I wan’t pre­vi­ously aware of. famil­ial with.

Hitch­hik­ers Guide to the Galaxy 1981

The left and the media are on the warpath over the divi­sive actions of those cri­tiquing the com­pletely and utterly non-​divisive NFL protests.

For exam­ple in New Orleans the team decided they wanted to honor a local vet and vet­er­ans advo­cate but sur­prise, sur­prise he declined:

“Although I am touched and hon­ored to be selected for such an award, the ongo­ing con­tro­versy with NFL play­ers’ dis­re­spect for the national flag forces me to decline to par­tic­i­pate in the presentation.”

“Since this award is tainted with the dis­hon­or­able actions of the NFL and its play­ers, I can­not accept it,” he con­tin­ued. “To do so would be hypocritical.”

We con­tinue to be assured that the NFL protests are not divi­sive, but appar­ently if you are a dis­abled vet who takes offense at it, then the New Orleans Saints thinks YOU are:

‘Sad and divi­sive’: Saints respond to veteran’s refusal of award because of NFL protests

That’s the Wash­ing­ton Post head­line, here is a quote from the Saints statement.

We will not allow Mr. Wells’ deci­sion and sub­se­quent media appear­ances to dis­tract our play­ers and orga­ni­za­tion from con­tin­u­ing to honor and sup­port our mil­i­tary and vet­er­ans. We, as an orga­ni­za­tion, have decided to move on from this sad and divi­sive dis­course and focus our atten­tion on sup­port­ing our mil­i­tary and veterans

Oh so it’s Mr. Wells who has not moved on from the “Sad and Divi­sive discourse”.

But it’s not just Mr. Wells appar­ently while the NFL protests are not stok­ing the cul­ture wars Repub­li­can Can­di­date Ed Gille­spie “stokes the cul­ture wars” by bring­ing it up in a flyer:

A Gille­spie flier pub­li­cized on Twit­ter Fri­day bears an image of a kneel­ing foot­ball player, rais­ing an emo­tion­ally charged issue on which Gille­spie and Demo­c­rat Ralph Northam essen­tially agree.

You’d never take a knee,” it says. “So take a stand on elec­tion day.”

…and the left is up in arms over it, while at the same time insist­ing that Gillespie’s posi­tion and his oppo­nent Demo­c­rat Ralph Northam are pretty much the same.

By evok­ing the anthem protests, Gille­spie appears to be mak­ing a play for Trump vot­ers as well as mod­er­ates who see the play­ers’ actions as dis­re­spect­ful to the flag or the military.

Gille­spie and Northam, the state’s lieu­tenant gov­er­nor, were both asked about kneel­ing play­ers shortly after Trump weighed in. Both men sup­ported the play­ers’ right to free speech. But Gille­spie made it clear he was offended by the protests, while Northam crit­i­cized Trump’s language.

My view is that I find it offen­sive when peo­ple don’t stand for the national anthem and honor our flag and all that it stands for,” said Gille­spie, a for­mer Repub­li­can National Com­mit­tee chair­man, Wash­ing­ton lob­by­ist and coun­selor to Pres­i­dent George W. Bush. “But one of the things it stands for is free­dom, and you’ve got a right to be wrong in this country.”

Northam, a Vir­ginia Mil­i­tary Insti­tute grad­u­ate and for­mer Army doc­tor who treated sol­diers in Oper­a­tion Desert Storm, hit a sim­i­lar note but also called out Trump.

So let me get this straight. The NFL protests are not “Divi­sive” and they do not “stoke the cul­ture wars” BUT if you object to them, or if you invoke them in any con­test that doesn’t con­sti­tute praise, either in a cam­paign flyer or in an investor call say­ing they have hurt your bot­tom line, you are the worst kind of racist, bigot and a Divi­sive per­son stok­ing the cul­ture wars to divide us.

As Indgo Mon­toya once said: “You Keep Using That Word, I Do Not Think It Means What You Think It Means”



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Arthur Dent: Ford, if I was to ask you “where the hell we were?” Would I regret it?
Ford Prefect: We’re safe.
Arthur Dent: Ah good.
Ford Prefect: We’re in a cabin on one of the spaceships of the Vogon constructor fleet.
Arthur Dent: Ah this is obviously some strange usage of the word “safe” that I wan’t previously aware of. familial with.

Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy 1981

The left and the media are on the warpath over the divisive actions of those critiquing the completely and utterly non-divisive NFL protests.

For example in New Orleans the team decided they wanted to honor a local vet and veterans advocate but surprise, surprise he declined:

“Although I am touched and honored to be selected for such an award, the ongoing controversy with NFL players’ disrespect for the national flag forces me to decline to participate in the presentation.”

“Since this award is tainted with the dishonorable actions of the NFL and its players, I cannot accept it,” he continued. “To do so would be hypocritical.”

We continue to be assured that the NFL protests are not divisive, but apparently if you are a disabled vet who takes offense at it, then the New Orleans Saints thinks YOU are:

‘Sad and divisive’: Saints respond to veteran’s refusal of award because of NFL protests

That’s the Washington Post headline, here is a quote from the Saints statement.

We will not allow Mr. Wells’ decision and subsequent media appearances to distract our players and organization from continuing to honor and support our military and veterans. We, as an organization, have decided to move on from this sad and divisive discourse and focus our attention on supporting our military and veterans

Oh so it’s Mr. Wells who has not moved on from the “Sad and Divisive discourse”.

But it’s not just Mr. Wells apparently while the NFL protests are not stoking the culture wars Republican Candidate Ed Gillespie “stokes the culture wars” by bringing it up in a flyer:

A Gillespie flier publicized on Twitter Friday bears an image of a kneeling football player, raising an emotionally charged issue on which Gillespie and Democrat Ralph Northam essentially agree.

“You’d never take a knee,” it says. “So take a stand on election day.”

…and the left is up in arms over it, while at the same time insisting that Gillespie’s position and his opponent Democrat Ralph Northam are pretty much the same.

By evoking the anthem protests, Gillespie appears to be making a play for Trump voters as well as moderates who see the players’ actions as disrespectful to the flag or the military.

Gillespie and Northam, the state’s lieutenant governor, were both asked about kneeling players shortly after Trump weighed in. Both men supported the players’ right to free speech. But Gillespie made it clear he was offended by the protests, while Northam criticized Trump’s language.

“My view is that I find it offensive when people don’t stand for the national anthem and honor our flag and all that it stands for,” said Gillespie, a former Republican National Committee chairman, Washington lobbyist and counselor to President George W. Bush. “But one of the things it stands for is freedom, and you’ve got a right to be wrong in this country.”

Northam, a Virginia Military Institute graduate and former Army doctor who treated soldiers in Operation Desert Storm, hit a similar note but also called out Trump.

So let me get this straight. The NFL protests are not “Divisive” and they do not “stoke the culture wars” BUT if you object to them, or if you invoke them in any contest that doesn’t constitute praise, either in a campaign flyer or in an investor call saying they have hurt your bottom line, you are the worst kind of racist, bigot and a Divisive person stoking the culture wars to divide us.

As Indgo Montoya once said: “You Keep Using That Word, I Do Not Think It Means What You Think It Means”



As I have no sexual secrets of rich liberals to sell or the sponsorship of a national pizza company I have to make my buck by going places and doing interviews all the time hoping people like it enough to pay for it.

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