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These Are the House Democrats Who Blasted an NFL Team for Sticking to League’s Anthem Policy

I think Democrats would rather brow-beat anyone they can until the cows come home before ever passing policies that might actually address the very issues they claim to be so concerned about.

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The Chicago Bears display heartwarming unity during the playing of the National Anthem, something more teams should try

A lot of people, on the left and the right, have chided Donald Trump for getting involved in the private sector issue as to whether or not NFL players should be penalized for kneeling for the anthem.

Now, his comments on this issue, beginning during last years’ NFL season, certainly echo those of millions of Americans and NFL fans who feel betrayed and angered by the league’s passivity towards the controversial form of protest.

This isn’t the greatest week for President Trump when it comes to his interactions with the NFL, as the withdrawal of his invitation to the Philadelphia Eagles, who did not kneel for the anthem last year, from a celebration held at the White House, didn’t exactly give the best impression.

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But Trump is definitely  not the only politician voicing strong opinions on the NFL kneeling controversy, and, as usual when it comes to Trump, the Democrats are actually being pretty darn hypocritical on the issue as a group of House Democrats has gone as far as to send a letter to a favorite NFL team of theirs denouncing their adherence to the rule.

I’m sorry, last I checked, the government worked for us! The NFL does not perform at the pleasure of the great and powerful elected officials of our nation, it’s their job to go to Washington and speak for us, and it’s entirely obnoxious and inappropriate for these whiny representatives to essentially write to a team’s management simply to scold them for doing something they don’t like.

The Blaze reports that Reps. Robin Kelly, Jan Schakowsky, Bobby Rush and Danny Davis, who are all from Chicago-area districts, have directed their complaint, in the form of a letter, to Chicago Bears owner Virginia Halas McCaskey and chairman George McCaskey that it’s “disappointing that your franchise voted to silence the players you employ, during this important national dialogue.”

“The Chicago Bears have a current roster which is 68 percent African American in a league which is 70 percent black,” the lawmakers’ letter continued. “You benefit from the support of so many fans of color who share player concerns on the issue of police brutality. One can argue that there is a time for protest, or that we should keep politics out of football, but did your ownership take into account the politics that inspired, and the social impact that would result from this new anthem policy?”

I’m sorry, isn’t the free market supposed to correct a problem like this? The NFL isn’t a government entity–like the House of Representatives–meant to speak for the will of the people, it takes the people’s money and if they don’t like what they’re doing, fans are free to spend their money elsewhere, period.

I think Democrats would rather brow-beat anyone they can until the cows come home before ever passing policies that might actually address the very issues they claim to be so concerned about.

 

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Trump Paid for a New Room-Sized Golf Simulator for the White House

Obama had one too, but there’s no telling who paid for his.

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Liberals are scoffing at news that Donald Trump recently installed a room-sized golf simulator in the White House, but what most liberal news sources are ignoring is that what he really did was replace the one Obama installed AND Trump paid for his out of his own pocket.

On Wednesday it was reported that President Donald Trump installed the golf simulator in the White House that will allow him to play virtual golf when he can’t be out on the course.

The Golf-loving president paid for the simulator game out of his own pocket and installed it to replace the one Barack Obama had added during his terms in office, according to the Washington Post.

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It has not been confirmed but it is likely that Obama had the taxpayers pay for his simulator.

The simulator cost about $50,000 and was installed over a week ago in a room of the president’s personal living quarters in the White House, the paper reported.

An anonymous source informed the Post that Trump planned to use the device during his “executive time” when he does not have a particular event on his official daily schedule.

Despite its completion, the Post also discovered that the president has not yet used the simulator because he has been working to secure a deal to avoid a shut down and, of course, traveling to his recent rally in Texas.

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Floyd Mayweather Tells Gucci Boycotters to F-Off

Mayweather then went shopping at Neiman Marcus and reportedly shelled out nearly $300,000 that night.

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Billionaire boxer Floyd Mayweather apparently does not care what social justice warrior boycotters think about ritzy fashion retailer Gucci.

During a recent shopping spree, boxing great Floyd Mayweather said he can do whatever the heck he wants, and he waved off criticism that he was violating a social justice boycott of fashion leader Gucci.

Mayweather sharply rebuked those attempting to shame him into observing any boycotts. Gucci was recently hit with protests after the company pulled a sweater from the shelves that some complained celebrated blackface.

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The unbeaten lightweight boxing champ told TMZ Sports Tuesday that he does not care about what people say. If he wants to shop at Gucci, he will shop at Gucci.

“I’m not no follower, I do what the fuck I wanna do,” Mayweather said about his shopping spree.

The boxer did not even care when TMZ told him that T.I. and Spike Lee were supporting the boycott and would be unhappy that he patronized Gucci.

“You said they’re gonna be upset with me? I love it, I love it, I love it. See, the thing is this, I live for myself. I do what I want to do,” he said.

Indeed, Mayweather proudly displayed the items he had just purchased from the retailer.

“We all know racism still exists but that’s not gonna stop my drive,” Mayweather continued. “I’ve got friends from all walks of life and to me of course, black lives matter first … but my thing is this, I’m gonna continue to go out there live life and be happy.”

“Half of the people that’s on social media saying, ‘Don’t wear this, don’t wear that,’ I ain’t never seen none of them supporting The Money Team,” he added.

Mayweather then went shopping at Neiman Marcus and reportedly shelled out nearly $300,000 that night.

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