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Mike Rowe Takes Nike And Colin Kaepernick Apart Over Betsy Ross Flag Controversy

This guy is pure genius, the sage of our modern day.

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There’s no doubt that former ‘Dirty Jobs’ host Mike Rowe is one of the coolest dudes around, a man who rocks common sense like a three-piece Armani suit. In a world where common sense and balanced, non-emotional responses to hot button issues are sorely lacking, Rowe is a modern-day sage providing relief from the insanity.

Rowe recently decided to weigh in on the latest controversy with Nike and former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick concerning the pulling of a Betsy Ross flag shoe from release due to political correctness.

His dismantling of these two is classic Rowe that everyone needs to hear.

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“I think Nike has the right to decorate their shoes with whatever flag they desire,” wrote Rowe. “I think Kaepernick has the right to offer marketing advice to any company that’ll take it. And I think you and I have the right to purchase whatever brand of tennis shoes we choose.”

Nike was lambasted by many critics after it was reported that they cancelled the sale of a Fourth of July shoe that would bear the first design of the American flag because their marketing spokesman Colin Kaepernick complained.

Rowe said there was nothing “inherently dangerous” with Nike choosing to market their shoes with a left-wing worldview. But he also said that there was a danger with erasing the past.

On the other hand, I think Ronald Reagan was right when he said we’re always one generation away from losing the freedoms we currently enjoy. Along with the siren song of socialism, the persistent promise of “free” stuff, and the breathtaking level of censorship on our college campuses, I worry about the growing belief among many that we can somehow improve our present by erasing our past; by toppling statues, outlawing “problematic” symbols, or rewriting specific pieces of our history in ways that leave us feeling less offended.

Rowe went on to argue that Kaepernick’s rejection of the Betsy Ross flag was “completely void of logic.”

“In other words, we can’t deny Kapernick’s right to speak his mind, but we shouldn’t ignore the flaws in his thinking. He has argued that the Betsy Ross flag is ‘racist,’ because it flew at a time when slavery was legal in America. By that definition, aren’t crosses are also racist? Weren’t they on churches attended by slave-owning congregants? Why not demand their removal?” he asked.

“What about the Bald Eagle?” he continued. “Wasn’t our national bird flying around when slaves were held? Why not protest it as well? What about the Great Seal? E Pluribus Unum? The Liberty Bell? It rang countless times while slavery was still the law of the land. Why not demand its removal? Kaepernick’s argument is unpersuasive, not because it’s unpopular, or unpatriotic.

“It’s unpersuasive because it’s completely void of logic,” Rowe concluded.

It’s no wonder the left hates this guy. He just uses the old gray matter rattling around in his skull and logically applies basic principles of common sense to every day problems and comes up with coherent answers and solutions that should be obvious to anyone with two brain cells to rub together.

Unfortunately, it seems the folks in charge of making laws and coming up with solutions to the issues pressing our nation are dumber than a box of rocks because they never come up with anything that isn’t some hair-brained scheme to trample the rights of American citizens and grab power for themselves in the process.

Then again, that might just be their endgame.

Regardless, it’s great to know there are still people out there who use their intelligence to wade into cultural battles like this one without being partisan. It’s hard to do that, but Rowe manages to do it well.

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Popular News Commentary Show ‘The Schaftlein Report’ Now Available as Podcast

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You can now listen to The Schaftlein Report on your favorite podcast platform!

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CBMJ Inc. (OTC: CBMJ), through its operating subsidiary DeDonato Enterprises LLC, is pleased to announce the launch of The Schaftlein Report podcast.

The popular online show, produced in the Market Mover Media studio in Irvine, California, and hosted by political commentator Mark Schaftlein, launched its podcast version this week. The Schaftlein Report features a number of regular contributors and guest political analysts, authors, and media personalities. The shows are produced daily Monday through Thursday with relevant and engaging dialogue regarding current events.

The Schaftlein Report is enjoying a rapidly growing national audience reached through the company’s websites, social media accounts, and an in-house email list. The expansion into the podcast sphere delivers reach to new audiences and offers another option for accessing the show’s content. The podcast’s audio format is intended to provide commuters in particular the ability to enjoy the show on their podcast platform of choice.

“The addition of The Schaftlein Report delivered as a podcast with its daily newsworthy content, exceptionally knowledgeable and authoritative guests will give commuters a great alternative to the repetitive —and oftentimes mindless— talk radio,” executive producer and studio owner Marc Garabedian stated. “Schaftlein is an extreme rarity in today’s world of broadcast journalism with his wealth of knowledge and ability to engage his guests with intelligent, spirited, and informative discussion and without the use of conventional electronic crutches like teleprompters.”

Through a partnership with Market Mover Media, The Schaftlein Report is now available on Apple, iHeart Radio, Spotify, and other major podcast platforms.

“Our goal is to one day make the show available on Sirius and other wise-reaching media platforms,” says host Mark Schaftlein.

Mr. Schaftlein has been a conservative political commentator on the International stage through VietnewsTV, and hosts the televised political talk show, which seeks to address factual political news without the left-wing bias of mainstream media.

For more information about The Schaftlein Report visit the website at schaftleinReport.com

DeDonato Enterprises is a digital marketing agency based in Atlanta that specializes in reaching a conservative/libertarian/religious audience. DeDonato Enterprises operates a number of social media accounts across several platforms with over 2 million followers along with 12+ million email subscribers. It also manages Liberty Hub, Constitution.com, and Great American Politics along with e-commerce sites Patriot Depot, Thrasher Coffee, Flag & Cross and Vallorani Cigars.

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You can now listen to The Schaftlein Report on your favorite podcast platform! Apple Podcasts iHeart Spotify Podcasts Amazon Audible Podcasts Player.FM CBMJ Inc. (OTC: CBMJ), through its operating subsidiary DeDonato Enterprises LLC, is pleased to announce the launch of The Schaftlein Report podcast. The popular online show, produced in the Market Mover Media studio in Irvine, California, and hosted by political commentator Mark Schaftlein, launched its podcast version this week. The Schaftlein Report features a number of regular contributors and guest political analysts, authors, and media personalities. The shows are produced daily Monday through Thursday with relevant and engaging dialogue regarding current events. The Schaftlein Report is enjoying a rapidly growing national audience reached through the company’s websites, social media accounts, and an in-house email list. The expansion into the podcast sphere delivers reach to new audiences and offers another option for accessing the show’s content. The podcast’s audio format is intended to provide commuters in particular the ability to enjoy the show on their podcast platform of choice. “The addition of The Schaftlein Report delivered as a podcast with its daily newsworthy content, exceptionally knowledgeable and authoritative guests will give commuters a great alternative to the repetitive —and oftentimes mindless— talk radio,” executive producer and studio owner Marc Garabedian stated. “Schaftlein is an extreme rarity in today’s world of broadcast journalism with his wealth of knowledge and ability to engage his guests with intelligent, spirited, and informative discussion and without the use of conventional electronic crutches like teleprompters.” Through a partnership with Market Mover Media, The Schaftlein Report is now available on Apple, iHeart Radio, Spotify, and other major podcast platforms. “Our goal is to one day make the show available on Sirius and other wise-reaching media platforms,” says host Mark Schaftlein. Mr. Schaftlein has been a conservative political commentator on the…

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Americans, Still Trapped in Afghanistan, Plead with Biden Administration

The trouble in Kabul continues…

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Just because the news cycle is short and forgetful doesn’t mean that conditions are improving in stories that have fallen to the wayside.  This is just the new human attention span, and the marketing industry’s ability to hone in on the speed needed to stay ahead of your own thoughts.

And so, despite the unwillingness of the mainstream media to speak on the subject, there are still American citizens trapped under Taliban rule in Afghanistan, begging to be brought home.

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) on Thursday released a letter to President Joe Biden penned by an American citizen from San Diego, California, who is still trapped in Afghanistan alongside his wife.

“I am pleading with you again as a fellow proud American and as a husband to help my wife and I get home from Afghanistan,” the American citizen wrote in the October 15 letter to President Biden, weeks after the Biden administration’s botched withdrawal from the Taliban-controlled country.

Their tale is harrowing.

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The American explained that he and his wife risked their lives to get through Taliban checkpoints, only to discover that the October 4 flight was canceled “because passengers did not have visas for UAE, where the flight was to land.” Another flight left on October 11, but the American said they never received a call to go to the airport.

“The third scheduled for 13 October was apparently cancelled. We learned details of the latter flights from our Congressman, the Hon. Darrell Issa, who flew to Doha to meet us, and not from the DOS,” he continued, explaining these were not their only attempts made since August.

President Biden promised that US forces would remain in-country until each and every American can get home safely, but then abided by a Taliban deadline to evacuate, abandoning a great many Americans and our allied partners.

Just because the news cycle is short and forgetful doesn’t mean that conditions are improving in stories that have fallen to the wayside.  This is just the new human attention span, and the marketing industry’s ability to hone in on the speed needed to stay ahead of your own thoughts. And so, despite the unwillingness of the mainstream media to speak on the subject, there are still American citizens trapped under Taliban rule in Afghanistan, begging to be brought home. Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) on Thursday released a letter to President Joe Biden penned by an American citizen from San Diego, California, who is still trapped in Afghanistan alongside his wife. “I am pleading with you again as a fellow proud American and as a husband to help my wife and I get home from Afghanistan,” the American citizen wrote in the October 15 letter to President Biden, weeks after the Biden administration’s botched withdrawal from the Taliban-controlled country. Their tale is harrowing. The American explained that he and his wife risked their lives to get through Taliban checkpoints, only to discover that the October 4 flight was canceled “because passengers did not have visas for UAE, where the flight was to land.” Another flight left on October 11, but the American said they never received a call to go to the airport. “The third scheduled for 13 October was apparently cancelled. We learned details of the latter flights from our Congressman, the Hon. Darrell Issa, who flew to Doha to meet us, and not from the DOS,” he continued, explaining these were not their only attempts made since August. President Biden promised that US forces would remain in-country until each and every American can get home safely, but then abided by a Taliban deadline to evacuate, abandoning a great…

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