West Point Graduate Supports Communism, Flashes Che T-Shirt

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Meet Spencer Rapone.  He’s a US Army 2nd Lt. and West Point Graduate who espouses communism and a murderous cutthroat who slaughtered anyone who stood in the way of his ‘revolution’.

He participates in a Twitter site titled, “Democrat Socialists of America” .  His personal Twitter page is called ‘Commie Bebop’ @punkproletarian, where he posts his adulation for communist ideology and Islamic extremists.

I’d like to know who took the fucking picture.

Holding a copy of his favorite reading material:

This is what he thought of West Point……

……and the Constitution:

And the requisite sympathy for muzzie terrorists:

The only reason he enlisted was to ‘infiltrate’ the military.

The official response from the United States Military Academy at West Point to the onslaught of…

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Busted! NFL rules require anti-anthem players to appear on field

Who would have thought the National Football League – those teams with big guys who chase a little ball all over the gridiron – would get caught up in a fight over the First Amendment’s free-speech protections?

But it has, in an explosive way.

With the one-sided display over the weekend demonstrating that some speech is praiseworthy, laudable and to be honored. While, in contradiction to the First Amendment, other speech is not.

Specifically, speech that disrespects the U.S. flag or the national anthem is supported, while statements honoring the flag are not.

It all started a year ago with now-sidelined quarterback Colin Kaepernick kneeling during the playing of the national anthem before a preseason game. He explained in the wake of high-profile police shootings, “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color.”

Kaepernick has remained unsigned through the 2017 season, but his campaign lives on, with some 200 NFL players Sunday following his lead, mostly in response to criticism by President Trump. Some kneeled for the anthem, some stayed in the locker room and a few raised fists.

USA Today reported Monday the NFL has decided that players from the Seattle Seahawks, Tennessee Titans and Pittsburgh Steelers would not be punished for violating a league rule that requires players to be present on the sidelines during the playing of the national anthem.

League spokesman Joe Lockhart confirmed, “There will be no discipline handed down this week for anyone who was not there.”

He said the “real effort here is to make progress in the community on issues of inequality, and to not get distracted by political attacks or things that don’t help us make progress.”

The NFL’s operations manual, which, unlike its rule book, is not available to the public, states:

“During the National Anthem, players on the field and bench area should stand at attention, face the flag, hold helmets in their left hand, and refrain from talking. The home team should ensure that the American flag is in good condition. It should be pointed out to players and coaches that we continue to be judged by the public in this area of respect for the flag and our country. Failure to be on the field by the start of the National Anthem may result in discipline, such as fines, suspensions, and/or the forfeiture of draft choice(s) for violations of the above, including first offenses.”

The NFL declined to respond to multiple WND inquiries on the issue.

Grabien.com noted that while NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell “infamously waged a years-long, multi-million-dollar battle with the New England Patriots trying to prove that the balls used in the 2014 AFC championship between the Pats and the Indianapolis Colts were under-inflated,” he’s taking a “decidedly less fastidious approach to the rules governing the national anthem.”

Instead of applying the rules, the report said, “Goodell is focusing his anger at President Trump, who said in a speech Friday that the NFL team owners should require their players to stand during the anthem.”

The report noted that a year ago, the league prevented the Dallas Cowboys from wearing a decal on their helmets honoring the five police officers killed by a black man who said he had set out to kill as many white officers as he could.

And the league stopped Titans linebacker Avery Williamson from honoring 9/11 victims by wearing cleats that read “9-11/01” and “Never Forget.”

The NFL fined Robert Griffin III $10,000 for wearing a shirt during a press conference that said “Operation Patience.” The shirt was made by Reebok and the league contract is with Nike.

Griffin also ran into trouble wearing a shirt that said “Know Jesus, Know Peace,” the report said.

The NFL has banned players from wearing Beats headphones on the field, which would violate the league’s deal with Bose.

‘Respectful of our football team’

Demonstrations supporting the national anthem were not equally respected by the NFL. The Free Beacon reported Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin wanted his entire team to stage a protest.

Tomlin was upset when offensive tackle – and former Army Ranger – Alejandro Villanueva, exited the locker room and stood alone on the Steelers’ sideline to pay tribute to his country. The veteran was awarded a Bronze Star and served three tours in Afghanistan.

Tomlin said: “Like I said, I was looking for 100 percent participation, we were gonna be respectful of our football team.”

Nationally syndicated talk-radio host Mark Levin previously fumed over the NFL’s censorship of the Dallas team’s initiative to honor fallen police officers.

“Let me tell you why the NFL won’t do this. Anyone have a guess? I have a big guess: Because they don’t want any trouble from the leftists, from the Black Lives Matter crowd. I know exactly what’s going on here. Like Hillary Clinton doesn’t seek the endorsement from the cops union. Of course not. The Democrat Party’s gone. And the NFL top brass, like the NBA top brass, like baseball top brass, all liberal Democrats,” he said at the time

WND reported when an NFL player posted an image on Instagram of a man in black slitting a police officer’s throat.

Under an image showing blood spilling from the officer’s neck, Cleveland Browns player Isaiah Crowell wrote, “Mood: They give polices [sic] all types of weapons and they continuously choose to kill us … #Weak.”

WCBS-TV noted that the man in black resembled ISIS terrorist Jihadi John, who is known for appearing in videos in which he is shown beheading American and British victims. According to Cleveland.com, Crowell posted the image after Philando Castile in Falcon Heights, Minnesota, and Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, were shot and killed by police officers.

The Browns said the comments were “disturbing and unacceptable.”

Talk-radio host Rush Limbaugh said Monday that for the first time in 45 years, he made “an active decision not to watch” NFL games on Sunday, including his favorite team, the Pittsburgh Steelers.

“It was not a decision made in anger. It was genuine sadness,” he said. “I realized that I can no longer look at this game and watch this game and study this game and pretend, you know, fantasize, everything a fan does. This whole thing has removed for me the ingredients that are in the recipe that make up a fan.

“The mystique is gone. That actually started vanishing a while ago. The larger-than-life aspect of it is gone. The belief, the wish, the desire that the people in the game were the best and brightest and special, and that’s why they were there, that’s gone. And it’s been politicized. It has been politicized and corrupted, and it didn’t start this weekend. It started years ago. And if I wanted to, I could go back and get the transcripts from a few years ago on this program where I first sensed that this was happening and was going to happen.”

He warned that such politically charged demonstrations are not going to make the NFL more popular.

“You just cannot have a business as large as the National Football League – which is as dependent on public dollars as it is. You simply cannot have a business that allows itself to be used to promote ‘social justice’ when that promotion of social justice requires displays of anti-Americanism, however you want to define it,” he said.

“There is no way that business is going to grow and prosper. No matter how correct the protest might be, no matter how justified it might be, that is not the place for it. It is not why people spend money watching it, patronizing it, purchasing anything to do with it. And that makes me sad. I don’t want the NFL to go away. I don’t want the NFL to become less than what it was. But it already is. You can’t watch the NFL anymore and just watch football.”

The financial impact already has been seen. CBS in Denver reported the Phil Long dealership asked CBS4 and other stations to stop airing their ads with Broncos linebacker Von Miller, shortly after he took part in the protest.

A spokesman said in the report Miller “has not been fired, but instead they are changing some advertising.”

And according to Cleveland.com, ratings for NBC’s broadcast of “Sunday Night Football” were down again.

The game between the Raiders and Redskins pulled in a 11.6 overnight rating. That number represents the low mark for the telecast during the three-week-old season and is down 9 percent over last week and 11 percent from last year, the report said.

Even before Sunday, there were reports of a decline in viewership and attendance.

Tickets for the most recent Thursday night game were available on secondary markets for just $14, about the price of a beer and hot dog inside the stadium.

Twitter posts pointed out the nearly empty stadium only a few minutes before the game, facetiously stating “sellout looks imminent.”

The previous weekend the Los Angeles Rams drew 56,612 and the Los Angeles Chargers 25,381. The combined total was less than the USC-Texas college game the day before, 84,714.
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Tennessee Just Gave Obama and Welfare Leeches the Finger

Related imageMilton Friedman, “Nothing is so permanent as a temporary government program.”

An object lesson in this is the work-requirement waivers for food stamps Congress enacted under former President Barack Obama in 2009 in response to the 2008 financial crisis.

The goal, of course, was to ease hurdles to getting government assistance in a time of grave need by allowing states to waive the federal requirement that able-bodied individuals work, study, or train for a job to receive benefits. However, in 2015 — a full seven years after the crisis began and long after an easement of the worst privations had occurred, 42 states still had full or partial work-requirement waivers for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

Unfortunately for gravy-train riders in the great state of Tennessee, the Volunteer State will soon no longer be on that list. According to The Tennesseean, Gov. Bill Haslam, a conservative Republican, announced this week that his state will reinstate the work requirements nearly a decade after they were waived.

As of Feb. 1, 2018, most Tennessee counties will require able-bodied adults who do not have dependents to work 20 hours a week at a job, getting education or training, or volunteering. Recipients will have 90 days to comply with the new regulations once they take effect.

“How do we with a straight face say, ‘Oh, there’s still extraordinary circumstances in Tennessee that still demand a waiver’? Absolutely not,” Haslam said.

Approximately 58,000 food stamp recipients in Tennessee will be affected by the new requirements — and, if history is any indicator, that means the food stamp rolls are going to plummet.

As Fox News notes, similar changes in 13 Alabama counties led to an 85 percent drop in able-bodied food stamp recipients who didn’t fulfill work requirements between January and May of this year. Three counties in Georgiathat instituted the requirements saw a 58 percent drop in adults receiving benefits; when the program was expanded to 21 more counties, a 62 percent drop was noted.

Naturally, even though the crisis the requirements were waived for no longer exists, activists still decried Haslam’s decision.

“We support the governor’s goal of enabling more people to be fully employed at good wages, and that’s what SNAP families want, too,” Michele Johnson, executive director of the Tennessee Justice Center, told the Tennessean.

“The fear has been, and remains, that unless this new policy is implemented carefully, local food retailers will suffer, church pantries will be overwhelmed and hunger will increase.”

Let me first question what Johnson posits at the beginning of her statement: If one is an able-bodied individual who has been on SNAP for an extended period of time and still doesn’t meet the work requirements for the program, then, no, that’s not what they want. Johnson’s sly appeal regarding “SNAP families” is also wholly irrelevant here, since the waiver specifically targets able-bodied adults without dependents. But it certainly sounds sympathetic enough, doesn’t it?

That’s the whole point here, though. Long after this temporary government waiver has served its purpose, activists want to keep it going — and they predict total catastrophe if the initiative isn’t “carefully implemented” (by which you can read “scrapped entirely”).

Whatever. If these able-bodied individuals can find the church pantry in order to “overwhelm” it, they can certainly stick around and volunteer the 20 hours necessary to keep their SNAP benefits.

If they lack that modicum of motivation, they didn’t deserve to be on the program in the first place. Tennesseans can and should give them the metaphorical finger, along with the former president who didn’t want anyone to have to actually work for food stamps.

And that’s not just my curmudgeonly conservatism talking, that’s what federal law says — a federal law that, may I point out, was enacted under and championed by none other than William Jefferson Clinton.

H/T TheBlaze

Dear Colin Kaepernick: America’s Spoiled Brat

 

Dear Colin Kaepernick:

Your disrespect for our country’s flag demands deeper inspection, wider understanding and greater comprehension of its significance to our nation.

Ultimately, when enough people dishonor their country, disobey its laws or do not participate in its most honored traditions—that society faces ultimate disintegration.  Look at Somalia, Sudan, Congo, Pakistan, Mexico, Venezuela and other failed countries around the globe.  Their people flee to Canada, America and Europe because they face the loss of the basic components of a function nation: lack of food, jobs and loss of personal freedom.

You enjoy sports hero status.  You enjoy $114 million in your bank account.  You enjoyed a free college education, where you took affirmative action Crip-courses because you played football.   Other than play a game that produces nothing but entertainment for the masses, you haven’t produced anything of value in America.

What do I mean by that?   Teachers, truck drivers, clerks, doctors, nurses, construction workers, lumber jacks, farmers, waitresses and other workers produce goods and services that make our society work.  Entertainers produce nothing of value other than diversions to our workaday lives.  They might be called the ‘royalty’ of America, but they don’t produce anything.   Yet, many complain the loudest like Whoopi Goldberg, Rob Reiner, Madonna, Angelina Jolie, Obama and you.  None of them served our country.  You didn’t serve your country.

Image result for Kaepernick: America’s Spoiled BratInstead you’re an entertainer, but as you sit on the bench, not a very good one.

Yet, you influence millions of impressionable youth.  If you realized your incredible gifts that your country bestowed upon you—you wouldn’t dishonor America with such gusto and vitriolic disrespect of our flag.  To dishonor Old Glory equates to degrading our U.S. Constitution that makes your freedoms possible while you continue to produce nothing that moves our society forward. You sow seeds of disrespect and social anarchy that produce the violence perpetrated by Black Lives Matter who sing, “Kill a cop when? Now!  What’s good about dead cop number 10?  Dead cop number 11.”

Have you thought about contributing like Martin Luther King, U.S. Representative Barbara Jordan or other black Americans who work FOR our country?

Instead, you’ve inspired a whole generation of white and black high school football players, basketball players and baseball players to sit or kneel in disrespect of our nation’s most treasured gift—the U.S. Constitution that protects our freedoms.

You’re inspiring negatives and social anarchy in a positive country that guarantees your freedom to kneel by the blood of military veterans’ lives.  Every white, black and Hispanic pro football player makes millions of dollars.   Most Americans make only thousands of dollars in their lives.  As a professional football you have an inspirational platform that few others can access.  Compared to your fortunate status, most Americans make an average $38,000/annually as compared to the average professional football player’s $1.9 million annual salary.  You make $19 million annually.

In Berkley, California, ANTIFA followers chant, “No Trump, No Wall, No USA at All!” How long can we survive that kind of message?  The former mayor of Jackson, Mississippi, Chokwe Lumumba, attempted to create the “Republic of New Afrika” by separating South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana out of the Union. Blacks only would live in those states. He died two years ago before succeeding.

If you think it’s better in Africa or China or India or Mexico or Indochina or Saudi Arabia or Afghanistan or Iraq or Venezuela—move to those countries for a couple of months.  Venezuela right this minute suffers total societal breakdown because of guys who made choices like you.  Try to make $114 million in those places.   Try to find a grocery store with food!  If you faced that reality, would you not get down on your knees and pray to God for your good fortune to be an American, an African-American, any American?

Reality check; in those countries, most people struggle for food and water their entire lives.  In Moslem countries, they behead women, kill anyone on a dime and maintain dictatorial regimes that would toss you in jail for your actions.

In my family, my grandfather served in the U.S. Army in WWI.  He got shot and lived with a limp all his life as a farmer who produced food for America’s tables.  My father served as a U.S. Marine in WWII and thereafter for 27 years, but died while serving in 1964.  Many members of my family served in the Navy, Air Force, Marines and Army—-as have millions of men and women over the last 240 years of our country’s existence.

When did you serve?  What sacrifices have you made for America?  What have you done to benefit your country other than to disrespect every military veteran man and woman who offered his or her life in order to bring freedom to every person of every color and race and background?

 

https://newswithviews.com/dear-colin-kaepernick-americas-spoiled-brat/

 

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