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2018 will change American culture at its core

If you’re wondering how things will change in 2018, you might think back the mid-1980s. In the 1980s, leftist professors, leftist news media, and leftist entertainers were angry. For years, they’d preached that Ronald Reagan was a neo-Nazi buffoon whose incompetence and malice would destroy America. Maybe even wipe out the human species. “I believe Ronald Reagan can turn America back into what it once was,” said comedian Steve Martin on Saturday Night Live in 1980, “a vast wasteland covered with ice. Read more →

4 Years Ago Today, I Predicted de Blasio Would Ruin New York City

I’m scheduling this blog on December 26, 2013. I’m predicting Bill de Blasio will be as bad for New York City as Mayor John Lindsay (1967-1974). Read the original blog here. Now, let’s look back at the New York City de Blasio inherited. According to ZeroHedge blog:  New York crime rates are at historic lows, the $72.7 billion budget is balanced, jobs are at an all-time high and a record 54 million tourists pumped money into the economy this year. Read more →

Liberals Are Not the Enemy

Forgive me. I say “liberal” sometimes when I mean something else. My mistake is habit, not irony. (Irony would require some intent on my part.) I grew up disparaging liberalism. I grew up reading and watching William F. Buckley Jr., for whom liberalism was the enemy. In the post-WWII era, the liberalism of the day was a problem. But it was never the problem. The problem in Western Civilization was a faction that used liberalism as cover. Read more →

Trump Instigates NFL Labor Dispute

Yesterday, I predicted the NFL would suffer a season-shortening labor dispute this season or next. The reason: President Trump’s pressure on owners to crack down on anthem haters will stir up a fight between NFL Players Association and the owners. As if on cue: [caption id=“attachment_24766” align=“alignnone” width=“1285”]Fox News[/caption] President Trump, in an exclusive interview with “Fox & Friends,” said that NFL owners are “afraid” to act against their players protesting the national anthem at games across the country. Read more →

NFL Losing a Laugher (Video)

Blowout. Embarrassment. Lopsided. Laugher. Humiliation. Fans are doing to the NFL what Ray Rice did to his girlfriend in that elevator. https://youtu.be/Dp47DeNAukw Bars are banning football. The VFW has condemned the NFL.  Fans are burning jerseys. American Sniper’s widow livid. Viewership is down 11% year-over-year. Fans boo players they recognize. Baltimore fans demanding Ray Lewis statue come down like he’s General Lee. Major NFL sponsors are under increasing pressure to pull ads. Read more →

President Trump Popped the NFL’s Biggest Zit

Coming to a head. President Trump seems pathologically opposed to festering problems. When he sees a festering problem, he pops it like a zit. For example, the North Korean nukes problem has festered since the Clinton administration. Trump is bringing Little Rocket Man to a head. NAFTA has been festering since the Clinton administration. Trump is bringing NAFTA to a head. The latest example: the NFL anthem-haters. This anthem-hating is over a year old. Read more →

Villanueva Was Wrong

By now you’ve seen the photo. The iconic photo. One lone Army Ranger veteran defying his team to salute the flag during the Star-Spangled Banner. [caption id=“attachment_media-17” align=“alignnone” width=“1200”]screenshot CBS[/caption] You know that Alejandro Villanueva’s jersey and t-shirt immediately became the best-selling merchandise from the NFL’s store. Villanueva served three tours of combat duty as an Army Ranger. He’s authorized to wear the Bronze Star. He stood for his country. In Afghanistan with the Army and in Pittsburgh alone. Read more →

What Else Can You Do?

Brain damage. They all have brain damage. And they’ll likely die from it. Like Aaron Hernandez. 99 out of every 100 football players have serious brain damage. Kneeling for CTE NFL players and owners decided to show their disrespect to the flag, law enforcement, and the USA by kneeling during the national anthem. In a foreign country. The president responded by saying the NFL (and the TV networks) would be in big trouble if people stopped watching or attending games. Read more →

Franco Harris: All American

You might not know about Franco Harris. You might wonder why he’s so unhappy, like many of us are, with the NFL’s anti-American antics lately. But his wonderful heritage tells a lot about why my favorite running back respects America. His dad was an Army soldier. His dad met his mom in Italy during World War II. They married and returned to New Jersey. [Read this fantastic 1996 Baltimore Sun biography of Franco Harris. Read more →

NFL Hates Football Fans; Fire Them All

You can see the battle brewing. It’s coming to a head. And no one is telling you the real reason the NFL is dying before your eyes. Everyone sees the symptoms of football’s death spiral: empty stadiums. Crashed ratings. low quality. Criminals on the field. Some people call it “the National Felony League.” Frustrated fans look for better entertainment. Ticket sales remain high for one reason: stupid corporate executives. Stupid executives think it’s still a status symbol to control lots of NFL tickets. Read more →