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Jan 12 2021

Sports Announcer Mike Milbury Canceled for Offhand Remark

Progressives relish the death of free speech because it allows them to silence opposing arguments that are difficult to refute and facts that undermine their narrative. However, the monster they have unleashed will devour all and sundry, them eventually included. We now live in a country where anyone can be destroyed at any time for saying anything deemed afterward to be politically incorrect. Since political correctness is a totalitarian ideology, this applies to every corner of society. For example, an offhand remark by a sports announcer can result in cancelation:

Nearly five months after drawing criticism for making a sexist comment while broadcasting a game, Mike Milbury is out at NBC Sports, the network confirmed.

Prior to his cancelation, Milbury announced hockey games.

Presenting the thought crime that wrecked his career:

After play-by-play man John Forslund said, “If you think about it, [the bubble is] a terrific environment with regard to — if you enjoy playing and enjoy being with your teammates for long periods of time, it’s a perfect place,” Milbury replied, “Not even any women here to disrupt your concentration.’’

That’s all it takes.

The next day, the NHL issued a statement criticizing Milbury’s remark, saying the league “condemns the insensitive and insulting comment that Mike Milbury made during last night’s broadcast and we have communicated our feelings to NBC. The comment did not reflect the NHL’s values and commitment to making our game more inclusive and welcoming to all.” …

As we learned while watching ballplayers kneel to Black Lives Matter rioters as they looted stores, set fire to police stations, and tore down statues of the Founding Fathers, no bastion of the liberal establishment is more militant than professional sports.

Milbury promptly issued an apology, but this was futile, as usual.

If you enjoy old movies, get them on DVD. Half the dialog in anything made early enough to be worth watching would now qualify as wrongthink. It is only a matter of time before everything from the unwoke past is erased.

Soon even liberals will realize that they don’t like living in a country where you constantly have to walk on eggshells and can never speak naturally. By then it will be too late — if it isn’t too late already. Repression has a mind of its own.

On a tip from Wiggins.

Dec 27 2020

BLM Booers Face Reeducation or Ban

Not only are athletes required to genuflect to Black Lives Matter rioters or face media castigation, fans are required to refrain from disapproving. Punishments for fans who boo displays of reverence for this violent hard left movement include banning and reeducation.

The Atlantic Ocean is not wide enough to protect England from compulsory BLM worship. From the Daily Mail:

Cambridge United have handed a stadium ban to fans who booed players taking a knee before their home game against Colchester.

Other fans have been asked to undertake education around discrimination and equality before they are allowed back into the Abbey Stadium.

Summit News interprets:

In other words, fans will have to sit through patronizing lectures about “diversity” and Black Lives Matter and feign agreement or face a stadium ban.

Why might British fans not want games hijacked by BLM supporters for propaganda purposes? Are they racists? Probably not; there are plenty of better reasons:

Over the summer, BLM rioters desecrated war memorials, set fire to the Union Jack flag, vandalized the Winston Churchill monument and violently attacked police.

Their political agenda also openly espouses a marxist agenda to destroy capitalism and completely subvert western civilization.

The kneeling began when NFL benchwarmer Colin Kaepernick segued from a fading sports career to a lucrative job as a professional moonbat by kneeling in disrespect for the flag when the national anthem was played. This evolved into a gesture of obeisance to Black Lives Matter in American sports during the height of the movement’s rioting, as Marxists used intimidation to advance their political agenda by looting and burning down businesses and destroying statues of the Founding Fathers.

Why do British soccer players feel compelled to kneel to these thugs? Why are fans not permitted to show understandable disgust? Big League Politics explains:

Black Lives Matter hasn’t proved as impactful in other English-speaking nations such as Britain- a largely homogeneous country- but the progressive cultural elite has increasingly sought to implement its ideals as a state religion, comparable to their practice in the United States.

Liberal race-based ideology has evolved into a mandatory global religion, and blaspheming its sacred rituals is not to be tolerated.

On tips from Lyle and ABC of the ANC.

Dec 21 2020

New Exhibit at College Football Hall of Farse

That which moonbattery corrupts, it reduces to farce. This has been conspicuously true of modern art, the news media, and the Democratic Party. Now that the world of sports has been absorbed by leftist politics, the same principle applies.

Recall that Sarah Fuller moved her teammates on Vanderbilt’s men’s football team to sentimental tears with a lame squib kick during a 41–0 loss. Even that was not absurd enough to fully reflect the ridiculousness of moonbattery. So the liberals who run sports pushed the preposterousness still further:

The College Football Hall Of Fame has added Sarah Fuller’s uniform to its collection…

Here’s why:

[T]his month she became the first female player to score in a Power 5 game when she kicked for an extra point last week before her two-game football career came to an end.

This is not the first award to be bestowed upon Sarah Fuller for her roll in reducing football to a comical exercise in political correctness:

Fuller was not only made the SEC special teams player of the week during the first week of December, but she was also nominated for a Courage Award.

In an offensive oversight that underscores how far we still have to go to correct historic injustice, Biden’s handlers have so far failed to offer her a cabinet position.

When they establish the Museum of American Decline, this will be found among the exhibits:

On a tip from DCGere.

Dec 18 2020

MLB Retroactively Incorporates Negro Leagues

As the joke goes, under leftists, the future is certain; it’s the past that keeps changing. Consider the way Ingsoc apparatchiks like Winston Smith have to continually revise history to show that Oceania has always been at peace with Eastasia and at war with Eurasia or vice versa in 1984. Consider the way MLB is fundamentally transforming its own statistical records:

Major League Baseball (MLB) is elevating the Negro Leagues of 1920 through 1948 to “Major League” status, MLB said on Wednesday, calling the move a correction of “a longtime oversight.”

That means that records and statistics from the Negro Leagues will be incorporated into MLB history.

MLB said it was working with the Elias Sports Bureau to review the move’s “ramifications on statistics and records.”

These ramifications should be obvious. Given that these were different leagues played among smaller groups of people and no doubt had different standards regarding record keeping, this move puts an asterisk next to everything in the record books. Hitting x number of home runs in AAA or Nippon Professional Baseball is not the same as hitting them off major league pitching. Same applies here.

The wokesters running MLB are essentially erasing baseball history by reducing it to a meaningless mess on behalf of political correctness.

Some leftists regard children as oppressed, their parents being the main oppressors:

Maybe MLB should correct another longtime oversight by retroactively incorporating Little League stats into the Major League records.

On a tip from Wiggins.

Dec 17 2020

ESPN’s Domonique Foxworth Denounces Old Glory

Was it an exaggeration to say that if the Confederate flag can be made illegal in New York, Old Glory herself may be designated a hate symbol? Unfortunately, no. ESPN — the tip of the spear for leftist propaganda on television — has already designated the American flag as politically unclean.

ESPN host Domonique Foxworth made our flag’s status clear while denouncing Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen:

“I would be 100 percent lying if I said that when Josh does something dumb, a little part of me doesn’t get happy. … It’s because the people who are telling me that Josh is the Second Coming, and Josh is better than everybody are people with American flags and dogs and skull and crossbones.”

The leftist sports media establishment has spoken: the American flag is the equivalent of the Jolly Roger. Dogs too are politically suspect, but maybe dogs named “Barack” are okay.

On a tip from Varla.

Dec 16 2020

New Name for Cleveland Indians

Having been bullied by the woke mob into dropping their iconic Chief Wahoo and then the name they have had for over a century, the Cleveland Indians have decided how they will now be known. Suggested names include the Cleveland Cowards, Cleveland Cucks, Cleveland Eunuchs, Cleveland Transgenders, Cleveland Chowderheads, Cleveland Candyasses, Cleveland Soy Boys, Cleveland Cave-ins, Cleveland Pantiewaists, Cleveland Rutabagas, Cleveland Steamers, Cleveland Idiots, Cleveland Vaginas, Cleveland Pussies, Cleveland Sissies, Cleveland Whimps, Cleveland Snowflakes, and Cleveland Cleveland Cowardly Pussytwat Crying Crybabies. These were all rejected as being offensive to cowards, cucks, eunuchs, et cetera.

The Babylon Bee reports that the team will henceforth be known as the “Cleveland Genderless Sports Players With No Discernable Racial Features Or Specific Ethnic Background.”

“After listening to the earnest pleas of a few recent college grads who sat through a Native American History course once, we realized something had to change,” said owner Paul Dolan. “Once we make this change, we expect the lives of indigenous people to improve exponentially.”

Chief Wahoo will be replaced by a “generic, genderless, racially ambiguous grey face with purple hair.” This will be a improvement over the block C they have been wearing on their hats so as not to commit racial oppression with the image of Chief Wahoo.

The question remains whether anyone will be watching anyway. The main point of baseball used to be that it was part of Americana. Watching the players kneel in theatrical obeisance to Marxist terrorists as they rioted throughout the country, tearing down statues of the Founding Fathers, perverted the MLB into anti-Americana. The league spat on its country and in the faces of its fans in favor of political correctness; interest in it may continue to wane as former fans find better uses for their time.

On a tip from Lyle.

Dec 14 2020

Cleveland Indians to Change Name

If you do what bullies tell you to do, they will tell you to do more. The woke mob bullied the Cleveland Indians until they dropped their iconic Chief Wahoo logo. Knuckling under made further demands inevitable. Unsurprisingly, given the absence of spine in the baseball world, the Indians caved again and will change their name:

Expect the Atlanta Braves to follow suit. Only after Indians have been completely eradicated from mainstream American culture can righteous social justice warriors declare this particular jihad concluded.

The new name has not been announced. They might consider Cleveland Looters, in honor of the Black Lives Matter violence that threw the ongoing cultural purge into overdrive.

What next for the Cleveland Cowards? Maybe the mob will demand that the manager be a transgender lesbian of color.

On tips from Lyle and Varla.

Dec 13 2020

White Boxer Called Racist for Knocking Out Black Opponent

Political correctness has reached such an extreme of absurdity that it is considered racist for a white guy to punch a black guy — even in a boxing match. Jemele Hill, formerly of ultrawoke ESPN, suggested during an interview that white boxer Jake Paul is racist for knocking out black opponent Nate Robinson.

Via Breitbart:

Paul appeared on the show Hill co-hosts with Cari Champion, called Cari & Jemele (Won’t) Stick to Sports, in which the two regularly mix politics with sports.

During the interview, Hill asked Paul, “Considering where we are right now in our racial conversation in America, was what you did to Nate Robinson racist?”

“That is the question of the week,” Champion chirped before Paul answered.

At first, Paul couldn’t believe they were serious. But they persisted. Hill asserted that “it’s a sensitive time right now, we just had to witness a white man knock out a black man smooth out in front of all of America, and that’s why I asked that.”

Then Champion asked him the same question. To his credit, Paul failed to denounce himself for racism.

[B]efore moving on to other topics, Champion accused Paul of not being “woke” enough and refusing to be part of the “conversation.”

Liberals must not have eradicated the last vestiges of sanity, because Hill got enough public flak that she was forced to fall back on the lame “Can’t you tell I was only kidding” defense.

In the future, white boxers will be required to stand with their hands at their sides while black boxers pummel their faces. Even if this fails to create racial harmony, it will at least provide masturbatory material for Democrats.

On a tip from Occam’s Stubble.

Dec 12 2020

Soccer Ref Banned for Referring to Black Guy as “Black Guy”

Political correctness rests on the precept that people are mean to sacred blacks. Since there is no mistreatment of blacks to speak of, it has to be fabricated. Progressives have tried to generate resentment by providing special favoritism to blacks and insulting whites at every opportunity. Since this hasn’t worked, microaggressions so miniscule that they don’t even exist are amplified into acts of racist brutality.

Despite the USA’s supposedly unique guilt, given that the entire society is based on slavery according to the New York Times’ 1619 Project, this is not an exclusively American phenomenon. Here’s an example from European soccer:

Romanian official Sebastian Coltescu was accused of racially abusing Basaksehir coach Pierre Webo by referring to him as the “black guy” or “ala negru” in Romanian.

Coltescu used the term “black guy” to single out Webo because all the other coaches were white.

As punishment, Coltescu has been banned for 10 games.

Fans get punished too — with yet more nauseating virtue signaling from athletes who conform to the demands of leftist social engineers with a mindless obedience that would shame sheep.

The players walked off the pitch in response to the incident and the match was suspended. …

The next night before the game was replayed, players wore “no to racism” t-shirts and took a knee before kick-off.

Next time Coltescu will keep his copy of the Newspeak Dictionary up to date. He should have known that the word “black” has been purged.

Considering that it is now racist to say “black guy,” what do you do if you find yourself in Coltescu’s position, and you want to refer to the one black guy among a group of white guys? Don’t say anything. Keep your mouth shut and hope no one notices that you exist. That’s the only way to get along in a society succumbing to a totalitarian ideology.

On a tip from Lyle.

Dec 08 2020

The Politics of LeBron James Explained

At last we have an explanation for the ultraleft, anti-American, pro-ChiCom politics of zillionaire entertainer LeBron James. It has to do with intelligence quotient:

Driving alone in a convertible with the top down, an athlete in prime shape thinks it is necessary to struggle to breathe through a ChiCom virus mask.

The great thing about professional sports is that you don’t need an IQ much higher than a vegetable’s to make $450 million. It’s all part of the horrific racist oppression that James believes he suffers from in AmeriKKKa.

Or maybe Not the Bee is right, and James suffers from a “mind virus” called “Woke Virtue Signaling.”

Dec 08 2020

Okay to Wrestle but Not to Shake Hands

How insanely arbitrary are ChiCom virus restrictions? Consider the recent decrees of the Ohio High School Athletic Association regarding the ultimate close contact sport, wrestling:

[S]tudent-athletes are permitted to wrestle, but must refrain from handshakes before and after the match.

Wrestlers are also required to wear facial coverings off the mat when not actively competing or warming up.

No need for a mask while your opponent is panting wetly into your face, but you have to wear one on the bench while observing a 6′ distance from your teammates.

Coronavirus dictates are gestures, like the pointless yet often extravagantly expensive measures ostensibly intended to make the climate stop fluctuating. They serve to signal dominance, submission, and that those in charge are “doing something” about a situation they cannot control.

On a tip from Lyle.

Dec 07 2020

Pushback Against Politicization of Sports?

Sports are no longer neutral territory. As we saw when athletes in a variety of sports literally knelt in obeisance to Marxist terrorists while Black Lives Matter race riots were raging, sports have been absorbed by the militantly woke left. Moonbats have literally planted their flag on the conquered territory — although that flag suffered some damage during a British soccer game:

Jamie Vardy scored in the 90th minute to give Leicester a 2-1 victory at Sheffield United in the Premier League on Sunday.

While celebrating the big goal, he slid into a corner Gay Power flag, snapping the pole:

Kudos to Vardy. Whether deliberately or otherwise, he reclaimed the field from leftist politics in the name of athletics.

Predictably, Twitter resounds with pearl-clutching moonbats shrieking in outrage at this act of blasphemy. Stand by for Jamie Vardy’s cancelation.

On a tip from Lyle.

Dec 06 2020

The Effect of Moonbattery of College Football

Moonbattery has a similar effect on everything it corrupts. Because of moonbattery, Western music went from Mozart and Beethoven to random postmodern noise that could be performed by a cat walking along a keyboard. Western art went from da Vinci and Rembrandt to “artists” literally squirting paint onto the canvas out their behinds (with lavish public funding). American politics went from James Madison to Joe Biden.

This story summarizes the effect moonbattery has had on college football. It follows up on gender pioneer Sarah Fuller kicking off for Vanderbilt in a men’s football game against Missouri last week:

During the 41-0 blowout loss, Fuller became the first woman to play in a major college football game when she kicked to start the second half. The ball went a staggering 30 yards.

“There were some people on the sideline tearing up,” quarterback Mike Wright said during a Saturday morning College GameDay segment on Fuller’s kick.

Here is what made the football players cry:

Sarah Fuller was named SEC Special Teams Player of the Week for that kick.

No matter what lengths of asininity and absurdity they achieve, progressives will continue to progress still further. Stand by for historic milestones featuring “otherly abled” quadriplegic football players.

On a tip from Bluto.

Nov 30 2020

US Women’s Soccer Team Showcases Anti-American Agitprop Abroad

Over the past months, information has seeped through the MSM information blockade, allowing people to become aware that in addition to being anti-American, Black Lives Matter is a violent Marxist movement founded upon brazen lies. The media-induced euphoric support ginned up in the wake of a career criminal dying of a drug overdose has faded. Nonetheless, Black Lives Matter mania lives on in the sports world:

[T]he United States women’s soccer team protested the national anthem and made a social justice statement with “Black Lives Matter” uniforms prior to a game on Friday.

Ahead of their game with the Netherlands’ national team, the American women walked out of the locker room wearing jackets emblazoned with “Black Lives Matter.” During the playing of the American national anthem, nearly every member of the team knelt, according to ESPN, a sign of protest against America.

The very slogan “Black Lives Matter” is a protest against America — an affirmation that per leftist propagandists, America is an awful country because it is mean to blacks. Ironically, sports are conspicuous for showcasing the opportunities available to blacks only in the USA.

Is it too much to ask that when you are explicitly representing the United States abroad, you refrain from ostentatious displays of anti-American ideology?

If they keep it up with the moonbat politics, athletes may surpass journalists to become the least respected profession in America. In contrast to the NFL, NBA, and MLB, at least women’s soccer players don’t aggravate the insult by getting paid hundreds of times more than the allegedly racist working stiffs who fund their frivolous activities.

Decency and human rights. From a Marxist movement.

On a tip from Mr. Freemarket.

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