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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.

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.

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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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NHL Player Suspended for Providing Fake Vax Card to League Officials

This is getting out of control.

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While 2020 may have been the year of the coronavirus, 2021 has certainly been the year of the mandate.

Now that several COVID-19 vaccines have been approved for use in people of all shapes and sizes, the US government has begun a fairly stern campaign to force these inoculations on the general public.  Not only are all federal employees now required to receive a coronavirus vaccine, but also any private company employees who work somewhere with more than 100 people on staff.

Several sports leagues have also begun mandating vaccinations, including the NHL, but not everyone is playing along.

San Jose Sharks forward Evander Kane has been suspended for 21 games without pay by the NHL on Monday for an “established violation” of the NHL/NHLPA COVID-19 protocol.

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Sources confirmed earlier this month that Kane was being investigated over allegations that he submitted a fake COVID-19 vaccination card to the NHL and the Sharks. While the NHL and the NHLPA do not have a vaccine mandate for the 2021-22 season, vaccinated players have far fewer restrictions on them than do unvaccinated players — including the ability to play games in Canada without a mandatory quarantine.

According to the NHL, Kane was suspended for “an established violation of, and lack of compliance with, the NHL/NHLPA COVID-19 Protocol.” The money he’ll forfeit goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund, per the terms of the collective bargaining agreement.

Kane released a statement apologizing for his actions, stating, (in a hostage-like manner), that he would be seeking counseling during his downtime to help him make “better decisions”.

While 2020 may have been the year of the coronavirus, 2021 has certainly been the year of the mandate. Now that several COVID-19 vaccines have been approved for use in people of all shapes and sizes, the US government has begun a fairly stern campaign to force these inoculations on the general public.  Not only are all federal employees now required to receive a coronavirus vaccine, but also any private company employees who work somewhere with more than 100 people on staff. Several sports leagues have also begun mandating vaccinations, including the NHL, but not everyone is playing along. San Jose Sharks forward Evander Kane has been suspended for 21 games without pay by the NHL on Monday for an “established violation” of the NHL/NHLPA COVID-19 protocol. Sources confirmed earlier this month that Kane was being investigated over allegations that he submitted a fake COVID-19 vaccination card to the NHL and the Sharks. While the NHL and the NHLPA do not have a vaccine mandate for the 2021-22 season, vaccinated players have far fewer restrictions on them than do unvaccinated players — including the ability to play games in Canada without a mandatory quarantine. According to the NHL, Kane was suspended for “an established violation of, and lack of compliance with, the NHL/NHLPA COVID-19 Protocol.” The money he’ll forfeit goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund, per the terms of the collective bargaining agreement. Kane released a statement apologizing for his actions, stating, (in a hostage-like manner), that he would be seeking counseling during his downtime to help him make “better decisions”.

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NCAA Football Coach Canned After Refusing COVID-19 Vaccine

This, after failing to receive a religious exemption.

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The further we delve into 2021, the more it is beginning to feel as though the unvaccinated are wearing some sort of viral scarlet letter.

For months on end, we’ve been hearing stories about our neighbors, friends, family, and others being treated like second class citizens on account of personal medical choices that they’ve made regarding the coronavirus pandemic.  In a nation that otherwise celebrates freedom, in all of its forms, this latest societal segregation not only feels out of place, but a little but filthy as well.

Now, in one of the most high profile cases of discrimination against the unvaccinated, one NCAA football coach has been fired after first being denied a religious exemption from receiving the vaccine.

Washington State football’s Nick Rolovich and four assistants are out of the program after failing to meet a mandate that required state educational employees to receive the coronavirus vaccine by Oct. 18, the school said.

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Rolovich, Ricky Logo, John Richardson, Craig Stuzmann and Mark Weber were not in compliance with Washington Gov. Jay Inslee’s proclamation on state employees getting the vaccine, and the sides began the “separation process” based on the terms of their contracts.

School officials released rather bland statements on the subject.

“This is a disheartening day for our football program. Our priority has been and will continue to be the health and well-being of the young men on our team. The leadership on our football team is filled with young men of character, selflessness and resiliency, and we are confident these same attributes will help guide this program as we move forward,” Washington State athletic director Pat Chun said in a news release.

Washington State President Kirk Schulz added: “While much has been made of the relatively small number of university employees who are not complying with the Governor’s mandate, we are immensely gratified that nearly 90 percent of WSU employees and 97 percent of our students are now vaccinated. WSU students, faculty, and staff understand the importance of getting vaccinated and wearing masks so that we can safely return to in-person learning and activities.”

Rolovich was the highest paid state employee in Washington, earning more than $3 million per year.

 

The further we delve into 2021, the more it is beginning to feel as though the unvaccinated are wearing some sort of viral scarlet letter. For months on end, we’ve been hearing stories about our neighbors, friends, family, and others being treated like second class citizens on account of personal medical choices that they’ve made regarding the coronavirus pandemic.  In a nation that otherwise celebrates freedom, in all of its forms, this latest societal segregation not only feels out of place, but a little but filthy as well. Now, in one of the most high profile cases of discrimination against the unvaccinated, one NCAA football coach has been fired after first being denied a religious exemption from receiving the vaccine. Washington State football’s Nick Rolovich and four assistants are out of the program after failing to meet a mandate that required state educational employees to receive the coronavirus vaccine by Oct. 18, the school said. Rolovich, Ricky Logo, John Richardson, Craig Stuzmann and Mark Weber were not in compliance with Washington Gov. Jay Inslee’s proclamation on state employees getting the vaccine, and the sides began the “separation process” based on the terms of their contracts. School officials released rather bland statements on the subject. “This is a disheartening day for our football program. Our priority has been and will continue to be the health and well-being of the young men on our team. The leadership on our football team is filled with young men of character, selflessness and resiliency, and we are confident these same attributes will help guide this program as we move forward,” Washington State athletic director Pat Chun said in a news release. Washington State President Kirk Schulz added: “While much has been made of the relatively small number of university employees who are not complying with…

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