O’Rourke debate guests are black men who kneeled for anthem

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By Errin Haines Whack

When Democrat Beto O’Rourke takes the stage in the second round of presidential primary debates on Tuesday, three young black men from Michigan who were inspired by ex-NFL player Colin Kaepernick to kneel during the national anthem before their high school football games will be in the audience as guests of the former Texas congressman.

O’Rourke reached out to ex-Lansing Catholic High School football players Michael Lynn III, Matthew Abdullah and RoJe Williams and spoke with them by phone last week. Teammate Kabbash Richards is away at college and unable to attend the debate.

O’Rourke, whose defense of NFL players who chose to take a knee to protest police brutality and racism went viral in 2018, learned of the men’s story and found them through “general local outreach,” his campaign said.

In a statement to The Associated Press on Monday, O’Rourke said the four “have served their community in one of the most American ways possible.”

As a Democratic primary candidate, O’Rourke has been outspoken on issues of race, particularly white identity and privilege. Earlier this month, he revealed that he and his wife, Amy, recently discovered they have ancestors who owned slaves.

As players at Lansing Catholic, the four took a knee together in 2017. Lynn, the team captain, said he decided to kneel after watching Kaepernick, a former San Francisco 49ers quarterback, and thinking about the racism he dealt with as one of a handful of black students at his high school.

“I was a senior. I was getting to the age where I wanted to say something,”said Lynn, who recalled trying to speak up when his white teammates would make inappropriate jokes or comments.

Lynn and his teammates were benched for their protest, and eventually Lynn and Abdullah transferred to other high schools.

It was nearly a year later that Lynn’s mother sent him the video of O’Rourke’s remarks, in which the then-Senate candidate explained to a mostly white crowd that Kaepernick’s protest was about focusing attention on the killings of unarmed black men by law enforcement.

“I can think of nothing more American than to peacefully stand up or take a knee for your rights anytime, anywhere or anyplace,” O’Rourke said to applause at an August 2018 campaign event that quickly went viral, thrusting the obscure O’Rourke into the national spotlight and propelling him to a 2020 presidential run.

Lynn recalled feelings of affirmation after watching the video.

“People on the other side of it make us feel like we’re not as American as them,” Lynn said. “The fact that he said that and feels that way, from his heart, that was really powerful. That’s what put Mr. O’Rourke on my radar.”

The three men have reached voting age and will meet O’Rourke for the first time Tuesday night.

Lynn said he is undecided about whom to vote for but looks forward to shaking O’Rourke’s hand and seeing all the candidates in person.

“That’s going to be cool,” Lynn said.

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This story has been corrected to show O’Rourke found the men through local outreach, not after one of their families donated to his campaign; the teammate’s name is spelled Kabbash, not Kabbalah; and the teammate was not on the phone call.

Leftists Replace U.S. Flag With Mexican Flag Outside ICE Facility

This is what enemies do when conquering a nation’s lands.

by Newswars.com

Leftists removed a U.S. flag and replaced it with a Mexican flag outside of an ICE processing center in Aurora, Colorado, to protest the detention of illegal immigrants and upcoming deportation raids.

Hundreds of protesters had gathered outside the ICE facility Friday evening, and after tearing down the American flag spray painted graffiti that read “Abolish ICE” on a Blue Lives Matter flag before flying it upside down.

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Fortunately, authorities put the American flag back up shortly after the leftist demonstration.

The left has been on a quest to destroy America’s institutions and symbols for years.

Just recently, ex-NFL social justice warrior Colin Kaepernick complained to Nike about their “racist” Betsy Ross flag shoes.

Democrats even tried labeling the Betsy Ross flag as a “Confederate symbol” — despite the fact former President Obama flew such flags during his inauguration.

Planned ICE raids had been scheduled in June, but President Trump delayed the operation after specifics of the it leaked to the media.

Social justice snowflakes won’t quit until US becomes a balkanized battlefield (or is it already?)

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By Robert Bridge

America’s ‘progressive’ lunatic fringe is in a heated contest with itself to see who can make the most outrageous claims of victim-hood and oppression. Such a deranged pastime can only lead to national ruin.

In the latest episode of stupid Liberal stunts, we pay a visit to the Starbucks in Tempe, Arizona, where a disgruntled individual reportedly felt uneasy about a heavy police presence inside the coffee shop. Was this anxious person a criminal, perchance, annoyed that his plans for daylight robbery were dashed by Tempe’s finest? Nope. Perhaps he was an escapee from the local penitentiary who’d just had the misfortune of being in the wrong place at the wrong time? Wrong again.

Arizona cops spark #dumpstarbucks campaign after officers asked to leave store

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According to the Tempe Officers Association, six members of the local police force were standing together “having a cup of coffee before their long 4th of July shift” when they were approached by a barista, who informed the officers that an ordinary customer “did not feel safe” because of their presence.

The barista then requested – with the sweetest smile money can buy, no doubt – that the cops “move out of the customer’s line of sight or leave.” The compliant officers, probably too stunned to formulate a better response, obeyed the request and hastily beat a retreat out the door.

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This brief exchange proves the all-American maxim, which says ‘the customer is always right,’ has been taken to a whole new level of madness. Worse, it demonstrates how easily offended Americans – indoctrinated as they are on a regular basis with political correctness and social justice ideology – have become over the most trivial matters.

What should have occurred – and in fact would have occurred about a decade earlier – is that the Starbucks employee, taken aback by such a strange complaint (on the Fourth of July, no less!) would have consulted with his or her manager on the matter. Then, in all likelihood, the manager would have calmly explained to the distressed customer that the police officers were regular patrons and had every right to be inside the shop, too. Far more likely, however, is that nobody would have thought to express discomfort about police officers inside of a coffee shop just a few short years ago. But these are brave new days in the United States.

It should come as no surprise that the Starbucks employee was only too happy to indulge the complaining customer. The barista, however, should not be judged too harshly. After all, playing the victim card has become institutionalized to such a degree in the US that even city councils and corporations appear helpless before its powerful influence.

Just this month, for example, former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick complained to Nike, the sports shoe maker, that “he and others” found their latest line of footwear, which carried the Betsy Ross-era flag of a younger United States, “offensive.” Why? Because the 13-star flag, representing the colonies that fought successfully against British rule, made its inaugural appearance when slavery was still part of the young nation’s experience.

How did the Fortune 500 company respond to the complaint by Kaepernick, whose claim to fame to date has been to ‘take a knee’ during the opening national anthem before NFL games to protest police brutality? Nike responded much like the Starbucks barista did when confronted by the “annoyed” customer: it immediately acquiesced to the request, pulling the line of trainers from production, even though the claim that the flag is associated with ‘white supremacist’ groups is a gross exaggeration: it even featured prominently at Barack Obama’s 2013 presidential inauguration.

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Meanwhile, in yet another blow this month to diehard American traditions and institutions, very non-politically correct MAD magazine fell heavier into the dust than a bronze Civil War-era statue. The 67-year old satire publication, which encouraged several generations of Americans to take a cynical, distrustful attitude towards politics, as well as other features of modern society, was destined to fall in these very unfunny times. After all, with every fiber in the liberal body acting as antennae to hunt down the slightest offense, even ironic ones, the death and demise of a magazine that preyed on moronic behavior with scathing wit never stood a chance.

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Earlier in July, the wise city fathers of Charlottesville, Virginia, said they will no longer celebrate Thomas Jefferson’s birthday as an official city holiday, opting instead for a day devoted to the emancipation of African-American slaves. Jefferson was both a slave-holding president as well as a Founding Father who wrote the original draft of the Declaration of Independence.

America’s homegrown Taliban, which consider themselves to be ‘progressive,’ are actively destroying statues, publications, flags, symbols and even intellectual debate on college campuses. This unprecedented phenomenon has spawned a dangerous mindset in Americans that supports the idea that any person who feels uncomfortable with some aspect of society – even if it happened hundreds of years ago – should be coddled like a child and given exactly what they want.

America takes great pride in being a nation of vast cultural diversity – possibly the most diverse collection of people ever assembled under one roof. Yet, at the same time, it has declared open season on tolerance and difference of opinion. Even history itself has been declared an enemy. This is an impossible and even dangerous venture. Today, no idea, no historic artifact, no symbol that attracts uncomfortable associations for some minority group of people is deemed permissible. What is quickly happening, therefore, is that a large segment of the US population has declared war on American history, which is filled – as is the history of every nation – with stories of triumph mixed with tragedy.

However, to think that by destroying historical statues and forbidding the expression of certain words and emblems will somehow correct past wrongs is a very dangerous misconception. In fact, what this ‘killing of history’ will ultimately do is guarantee that the American people will be doomed to repeat terrible chapters of their violent past.

It’s time to stop coddling the complainers and leave the historical markers alone. If we’re going to continue to be a nation of many different colors and creeds, then we need to bravely and honestly accept our history, warts and all. It is really the only way forward.

Yahoo Suggests Trump is Racist for Congratulating Supporter Who Was Drafted to NFL

The fake news media is at it again.

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The enemy of the people was back at it Saturday, suggesting that President Donald J. Trump was racist for congratulating one of his supporters for being drafted to the NFL.

“Kyler Murray, a Black Man, Was the Number One NFL Draft Pick. Trump Congratulated the Number Two Pick Instead,”Yahoo! headline said.

The obvious implication is that Trump avoided congratulating the number one overall pick because of his race, instead choosing the number two overall pick, who is white. In reality, Nick Bosa, the number two pick, was forced to hide his support for Trump before the draft, and said he “had to” delete some his Tweets supporting Trump. Trump’s congratulatory Tweet had nothing to do with race. Rather, Trump was supporting one of his own supporters.

Instead, Yahoo! wanted its readers to think that Trump was snubbing a black athlete because of his race.

“Congratulations to Nick Bosa on being picked number two in the NFL Draft. You will be a great player for years to come, maybe one of the best. Big Talent! San Francisco will embrace you but most importantly, always stay true to yourself. MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!” Trump Tweeted.

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“Always stay true to yourself” was an obvious nod to Bosa’s politics.

Further, he was drafted to play in San Francisco, a town infamous for both its Trump hatred, and for its former quarterback, Colin Kaepernick, who started the controversial trend of kneeling for the National Anthem.

Big League Politics reported on Bosa’s harassment at the hands of liberal lunatics:

The Ohio State defensive end, who is looking forward to becoming a possible NFL draft pick, admits to self censoring on Twitter in an effort to increase his chances of becoming a professional athlete.

Nick Bosa, an ardent supporter of President Donald J. Trump who previously called failed athlete Colin Kaepernick a “clown,” now says he “had to” censor himself on Twitter before the NFL draft.

In addition to denouncing Kaepernick, Sports Illustrated reports that Bosa had posted a photo of Presidents Donald J. Trump and Ronald Reagan with the caption “Goats,” short for Greatest Of All Time.

According to ESPN, he curtailed his political posting and deleted multiple posts when it became apparent he could be chosen to join the San Francisco 49ers.

Nick Bosa Says He ‘Had to’ Hide Trump Support to Suck Up to NFL

Bosa feels he must hide his support for President Trump in order to join the NFL.

The Ohio State defensive end, who is looking forward to becoming a possible NFL draft pick, admits to self censoring on Twitter in an effort to increase his chances of becoming a professional athlete.

Nick Bosa, an ardent supporter of President Donald J. Trump who previously called failed athlete Colin Kaepernick a “clown,” now says he “had to” censor himself on Twitter before the NFL draft.

In addition to denouncing Kaepernick, Sports Illustrated reports that Bosa had posted a photo of Presidents Donald J. Trump and Ronald Reagan with the caption “Goats,” short for Greatest Of All Time.

According to ESPN, he curtailed his political posting and deleted multiple posts when it became apparent he could be chosen to join the San Francisco 49ers.

“Last year he seemed to delight in posting political takes, including his support for President Trump, on Twitter and needling dissenters. (He also caused a minor social media stir by criticizing Beyonce, Black Panther and Colin Kaepernick, all eventually deleted.),” wrote ESPN.

When asked why he seemingly lost his political voice, Bosa replied “I had to,” noting that “there is a chance I might end up in San Francisco.”

This would seem to be a double standard where conservatives feel they must self censor and remain politically unbiased, while radical Democrats like Kaepernick feel comfortable kneeling during the national anthem, silently endorsing Islam, and otherwise alienating conservative Americans.

When Kaepernick left professional football, he launched a lawsuit against the NFL and settled for between $60 and 80 million. His lawyer now seems to believe he can arrange for Kaepernick to return to the NFL, possibly to the New England Patriots. In addition to the money gained from the lawsuit, Kaepernick was rewarded with a lucrative Nike sponsorship deal, and near universal adoration in the mainstream media.

If conservatives like Bosa had the tenacity of Kaepernick, perhaps the NFL would be forced to take an official stand on political expressions among its players. As it stands, it appears leftists are allowed to speak freely, and are then rewarded for doing so, while conservatives feel cowed into silence.

WATCH: CBS CAMERAS CUT AWAY AS TEXAS TECH PLAYERS KNEEL TO PRAY

Watch: CBS Cameras Cut Away As Texas Tech Players Kneel to Pray

Network accused of hypocrisy after it championed kneeling NFL players

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CBS coverage showing the inside of the Texas Tech locker room was cut short as players began taking a knee in prayer.

The incident happened over the weekend after the team won the Final Four tournament, and was immediately noted by many on Twitter.

CBS cameras were rolling as team members celebrated the victory, but the feed quickly went to a different camera when Coach Chris Beard entered the locker room and players began kneeling.

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Several people accused CBS of hypocrisy for highlighting kneeling NFL players, but refusing to show the Texas Tech players in prayer.

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“CBS has yet to offer an explanation as to why they chose to cut away during Texas Tech’s team prayer,” notes Breitbart, adding that ESPN similarly cut away from an interview in 2015 when a college football coach began a speech by thanking “the good Lord.”

Report: NFL Paid Kaepernick $60 to $80 Million in Collusion Settlement

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By Dylan Gwinn

No one knows for sure, just how much Colin Kaepernick received as part of his collusion settlement with the NFL. However, if the latest reports are accurate, Kaepernick won’t have to worry about working in the NFL or anywhere else anytime soon.

According to Bleacher Report’s Mike Freeman, the NFL paid the former 49er and original anthem protester somewhere in the range of $60 to $80 million.

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Kaepernick Attorney Mark Geragos released a statement shortly after news of the settlement broke. However, a confidentiality agreement between the NFL and Kaepernick’s legal team, prevented the disclosure of exact details:

For the past several months, counsel for Mr. Kaepernick and Mr. Reid have engaged in an ongoing dialogue with representatives of the NFL. As a result of those discussions, the parties have decided to resolve the pending grievances. The resolution of this matter is subject to a confidentiality agreement so there will be no further comment by any party.

The NFL Players Association released a statement acknowledging the settlement:

Today, we were informed by the NFL of the settlement of the Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid collusion cases. We are not privy to the details of the settlement, but support the decision by the players and their counsel. We continuously supported Colin and Eric from the start of their protests, participated with their lawyers throughout their legal proceedings and were prepared to participate in the upcoming trial in pursuit of both truth and justice for what we believe the NFL and its clubs did to them. We are glad that Eric has earned a job and a new contract, and we continue to hope that Colin gets his opportunity as well.

If nothing else, the amount of the reported settlement with the NFL explains why Kaepernick refused to play in the Alliance of American Football, for anything less than $20 million.

NFL NATIONAL ANTHEM PROTESTER SIGNS MASSIVE CONTRACT. HERE’S HOW MUCH MONEY HE’LL MAKE

By David Hookstead

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Eric Reid’s NFL career won’t be ending anytime soon.

According to the Associated Press on MondayReid signed a three-year deal valued at more than $22 million to remain with the Carolina Panthers.

He signed with the Panthers last season a few weeks into the year.

I can’t wait to see how people try to spin this one. I guess it’s kind of a massive middle finger the whole belief national anthem protesters can’t get jobs.

Reid was one of the first people who refused to stand for the anthem back when he was playing for the 49ers, and now he’s on a $22 million deal. (RELATED: Carolina Panthers Quarterback Cam Newton Has Shoulder Surgery)

It would seem like you absolutely still play in the league and get paid if you kneel during the anthem.

The reality of the situation is simple. Reid is still in the NFL because teams think he can help them win, and he does clearly have something left in the tank.

Kaepernick is not in the NFL because he’s a massive distraction, and his play dropped off a cliff by the end of his career. Let’s stop making up facts and let’s focus on the truth instead.

Believe it or not, it’s really that simple.

Prestigious Heisman Trophy winner Murray forced to apologize for homophobic teenage tweets

Prestigious Heisman Trophy winner Murray forced to apologize for homophobic teenage tweets

Kyler Murray, one of the top prospects in American collegiate sport, has found himself at the center of a Twitter controversy after old tweets surfaced using homophobic slurs.

Murray is the two-sport star of Oklahoma University and is predicted to be a future big name in either the NFL or Major League Baseball.

The 21-year-old quarterback was awarded the revered Heisman Trophy, the honor given to the best player in college football.

But his rise to prominence has also resulted in the emergence of tweets posted more than six years ago, when Murray, as a 15-year-old, tweeted at his friends using an anti-gay slur.

Four such tweets were discovered and remained on his Twitter account on Saturday night, but were deleted by Sunday morning.

Murray later took to the social media platform to issue a public apology for comments made during his teenage years.

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“I apologize for the tweets that have come to light tonight from when I was 14 and 15,” the Sooners quarterback wrote.

“I used a poor choice of word that doesn’t reflect who I am or what I believe.

“I did not intend to single out any individual or group.”

Outrage over tweets posted as youngsters has become something of a trend in American sports, with a host of players finding themselves in similar situations after negative stories regarding years-old tweets appeared during high-profile moments in their emerging careers.

READ MORE: Racism & homophobia in baseball: Should MLB players who tweeted abuse as teens be punished?

Wyoming quarterback Josh Allen faced a similar situation on the eve of the 2018 NFL Draft regarding racist tweets posted during his teenage years.

Allen issued a similar apology and his draft stock appeared relatively undamaged as he was drafted seventh overall by the Buffalo Bills, who traded up to secure the signing of the big-armed quarterback.

Another example saw Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Josh Hader forced to apologize after racist, misogynistic and homophobic tweets from his teenage years resurfaced this summer.

Despite his abilities on the American football field, Murray looks set to turn his back on a potential career in the NFL in order to pursue a professional baseball career instead.

He was drafted ninth overall as a center fielder by the Oakland Athletics in this year’s Major League Baseball draft, and his baseball agent Scott Boras told NFL.com that there was no doubt which sport his client would be playing next season.

“Kyler has agreed and the A’s agreed to a baseball contract that gave him permission to play college football through the end of the collegiate season,” he said.

“After that, he is under contract to play baseball. That is not a determination to make. It’s already done.”

Murray is set to join the A’s for spring training in February after the College Football Playoffs, where Oklahoma will take on Alabama on December 29.

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