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Apr 09 2021

MLB Bows to Lebron James, Stacey Abrams, Al Sharpton

It wasn’t just the Biden Regime. Others helped pressure Major League Baseball to move the All-Star Game on behalf of election fraud (or to use the disingenuous Democrat euphemism, “voting rights”):

Major League Baseball (MLB) commissioner Robert Manfred decided to move the All-Star Game on his own after holding extensive discussions with voting rights groups associated with Lebron James, Stacey Abrams and Rev. Al Sharpton, sources familiar with the move tell Fox News.

Look who has a seat at the table. The best and brightest. Idiots, demagogues, professional racists, ChiCom apologists, hate hoaxers.

The little people who shell out several days’ pay to take their family to a ballgame do not have a seat at the table. They don’t deserve one, because they are racist oppressors.

After these conversations, Manfred believed the All Star game would be turned into a political event and players would boycott the game, these people say.

So to prevent this, Manfred publicly reduced MLB to an organ of the Democrat Party, ensuring that patriotic Americans who want honest elections will boycott not just the All-Star game, but every game.

Characteristically shameless and dishonest, Abrams now says she is against boycotting Georgia, due to blowback from voters.

This isn’t about the Georgia law, which is no more restrictive than the laws in many blue states. It is about laying the groundwork to ram through HR1, which would establish single party Democrat rule by institutionalizing election fraud nationwide. Here’s confirmation:

People close to Manfred believe Abrams’ group and Sharpton also wanted the league to support other issues, including voter drives and H.R. 1, the For the People Act — sweeping election reform that recently passed the House.

Until recently, the main appeal of baseball was its status as America’s pastime. Just watching it was vaguely patriotic.

Then last year they presented Black Lives Matter worship services prior to games, at a time when American cities were burning. Jumbotrons filled with the faces of pampered, grotesquely overpaid players who whimpered that the USA oppresses them with its systemic racism. Instead of standing for Old Glory, the players knelt along the foul lines in obeisance to the black supremacist terrorists who had been tearing down statues of George Washington and setting fire to police stations.

Incredibly, the moonbattery got worse from there. Now MLB is actively attacking the American system of government by undermining the integrity of our elections. Baseball has gone from patriotic to treasonous.

“They wanted us to do more than just a pre-game ceremony…Baseball would have to be in the market for doing stuff involving voting rights,” a senior MLB executive with direct knowledge of the matter tells Fox News.

No matter how much you give in to radical leftists, it is never enough.

On a tip from Varla.

Apr 05 2021

Charles Barkley Explains Democrat Race and Class Policy

Now that sports have been politicized top to bottom, we can turn to figures like retired NBA player Charles Barkley for political analysis. He has more insight into our political system than you will get from the liberal news media:

To quote Barkley:

“I think our system is set up where our politicians, whether they’re Republicans or Democrats, are designed to make us not like each other so they can keep their grasp of money and power. They divide and conquer. I truly believe in my heart most white people and black people are awesome people, but we’re so stupid following our politicians, whether they’re Republicans or Democrats, and their only job is, ‘Hey, let’s make these people not like each other. We don’t live in their neighborhoods, we all got money, let’s make the whites and blacks not like each other, let’s make rich people and poor people not like each other, let’s scramble the middle class.'”

Good thing he softened his insights by pretending that Republicans are also obsessed with sowing racial discord. Otherwise, a hook would have appeared from off-screen to yank him off the set.

Barkley is on the mark not only on Democrats’ cultural Marxist race-baiting, but also on their war of extermination against the middle class. Not even moonbat Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm denies that the coming tax hikes intended to partially pay for yet another frivolous spending blowout will hit the middle class hard. In California, where Democrats have already established single party rule, the middle class is going extinct.

On a tip from Troy H.

Apr 05 2021

MLB Hypocrisy Barrage

MLB punishing Georgia for a new law inhibiting the election fraud that the Democrat Party is banking on is, as Joe Biden might put it, hypocrisy on steroids.

MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred says the All-Star Game was pulled from Georgia (at Biden’s explicit request) because MLB “fundamentally supports voting rights for all Americans and opposes restrictions to the ballot box.” Election security equals voter suppression, according to the leftist talking point.

Meanwhile, MLB just renewed a licensing contract with the ChiCom conglomerate Tencent, which does not air Houston Rockets or Philadelphia 76ers games because Daryl Morey expressed support for democracy in Hong Kong. Morey was GM for the Rockets and is now with the 76ers.

We already knew that Manfred doesn’t give a flying damn about democracy. Otherwise, he would be in favor of election integrity in Georgia.

More MLB hypocrisy:

According to Biden and toadies like Manfred, asking for ID is racist. That’s why Georgia must be punished. MLB did not respond to multiple requests from Fox News to explain its policy, which qualifies as “Jim Crow on steroids” by Biden’s criteria.

In case that isn’t enough hypocrisy to cure readers of watching hyperpoliticized professional baseball, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp notes that MLB is headquartered in New York:

“When you look at New York’s voting laws, you have to have an excuse to vote absentee by-mail in New York. You do not in Georgia,” Kemp said. …

Kemp said Georgia has 17 days of in-person early voting, while New York has 10.

“I guess we should be boycotting [MLB] for having their headquarters in New York because that law is more strict than ours,” he said. “I mean, this is all ridiculous.”

Not only is the Georgia boycott ridiculous, it is based on brazen lies.

The Georgia safeguards are less restrictive than those in Biden’s home state Delaware. But this isn’t about Georgia. It is about making sure everyone knows that no opposition to HR1 will be tolerated. If it passes, Democrats need never worry about the wrath of voters again. That’s why they have been pushing their radical agenda to the furthest extreme and shamelessly looting the treasury with blowout spending bills, as if the final election had already taken place.

Both parties have an interest in laws like Georgia’s. For either party to govern effectively, the public needs to believe it was elected legitimately.

However, the radicalized Democrats are no longer interested in governing. They want to rule. They don’t care if we regard elections as legitimate, so long as we know that if we resist we will be punished.

A local propaganda organ of the Democrat Party thinks Detroit should get the All-Star Game:

Detroit Is Diverse, Inclusive and Ready to Welcome MLB All-Stars

Given that Detroit is overwhelmingly Democrat, Manfred might agree. Plus, it has the sort of “diversity” championed by Democrats — i.e., in addition to being ideologically virtually homogeneous, it is even more overwhelmingly devoid of Caucasians.

On tips from ABC of the ANC and Steve T.

Mar 16 2021

Apparent Hate Hoax in the NBA

At this point, politically correct ideologues control every institution, from schools to entertainment to the news media to major corporations to the federal government to the military to sports. To belong to one of their favored identity groups is to win life’s lottery. One means of implementing the privilege bestowed is to engage in hate hoaxes.

Here’s a likely one from what you might call the throne of black privilege, LeBron James’s NBA:

On Feb. 24, former [Utah] Jazz player Elijah Millsap tweeted that then-GM [now president of basketball operations Dennis] Lindsey had told him “if u say one more word, I’ll cut your Black a** and send you back to Louisiana” during an end-of-season exit interview in 2015. Millsap’s allegation then triggered a league investigation.

In a sane country, Millsap’s implausible allegation would have been dismissed with eyerolls. Under moonbat rule, Lindsey was subjected to the elaborate investigation, which unsurprisingly found nothing.

Whether he keeps his job depends on whether the “oppressed” want to force the issue. At the very least, he has been issued a warning to behave with maximum obsequiousness in the future.

According to a statement by the Jazz:

”For more than 25 years, Dennis Lindsey has been a respected basketball executive around the NBA and a leading voice on social justice within our organization and community.”

Let that be a lesson. Be a “leading voice on social justice” and you may survive an allegation. Show a lack of enthusiasm for cultural Marxism and you probably won’t.

Apparently, Millsap was angry about not getting a contract extension and felt the Jazz had spoken poorly of him after he left the team.

On a tip from Bluto.

Mar 09 2021

Kristi Noem Does Something Good for Women

While our titular POTUS celebrated International Women’s Day by appointing combat commanders based on gender and struggling to remember the name of the Secretary of Defense, South Dakota Kristi Noem acknowledged the date more meaningfully by working with the legislature to block Democrats’ attack on women’s sports:

The Hill reports:

The bill, if signed into law, would legally prevent any student at a state institution from joining a sports team that does not match their at-birth biological identity.

The ACLU is enraged, reaffirming that Noem is doing the right thing. Spewed a spokesmoonbat:

“It prevents transgender women and girls from having the opportunity to play sports and have their personal dignity respected.”

Only in a madhouse would anyone belligerently assert the “personal dignity” of guys putting on women’s cloths and demanding to be allowed to make a grotesque farce of women’s sports.

The ACLU sent an International Women’s Day tweet yesterday too:

A “trans woman” is by definition a man pretending to be a woman. These maniacs are literally at war with objective reality.

ACLU uses lawfare to impose its sick lunacy. Wherever it has the power, the Democratic Party uses the coercive force of the state.

Let’s hope Republicans in sane states are able to keep boys out of girls’ bathrooms and locker rooms, despite the depraved Equality Act and Biden’s tyrannical executive orders.

On a tip from Mr. Freemarket.

Mar 04 2021

Former Redskins Drop Cheerleaders

Once you start giving in to the moonbat mob, too much compliance is never enough. The Washington Redskins wimped out and changed their supposedly offensive name to the Washington Football Team, because inclusivity requires the exclusion of references to Indians. Not enough. Now they are getting rid of cheerleaders, no doubt because feminazis consider them sexist. Instead, they will offer an unappealing but politically correct “coed dance squad”:

Petra Pope, the club’s newly hired senior adviser, told USA TODAY Sports on Tuesday that the new dance squad looks to become more modern and diverse…

Pope says the dance squad will emphasize “inclusivity.” Presumably whites can still apply though.

The Redskins Football Team was recently in hot water after employees allegedly created videos of calendar shoot outtakes featuring cheerleaders who were not fully clothed. A settlement was paid.

Comments Not the Bee,

Pope also said that the future dance squad will not participate in calendar photo shoots. At least we have that to be grateful for.

If there is still any reason to sit through football games, the NFL will find and eliminate it in the name of woke politics.

Petra Pope promises a “different vibe.”

On tips from Mr. Freemarket and Varla.

Mar 04 2021

Seth Jahn, Athlete With Guts

For the past year, it has seemed that all athletes not only embrace the far-left point of view, but that they consider it appropriate to physically genuflect to the pro-criminal Marxist black supremacists who spent much of 2020 rioting, looting, and destroying our country. But individuals still exist, even in an age of conformity and collectivism. However, nails that stand up are quickly hammered down.

Army vet and Paralympian soccer player Seth Jahn was thrown off the Athlete Council of the US Soccer Federation, explicitly for racism, for making a statement against giving the green light for American athletes to kneel to Black Lives Matter when the national anthem is played.

Despite getting in big trouble, John refused to issue the standard groveling apology.

Via Fox News:

“I will never apologize for the statements I made, and will never bow down to the mob mentality of intimidation, bullying or the social media warrior’s gestapo tactics. I’m embarrassed to represent a hypocritical federation that conducts a complete assault on diversity of thought without even seeking clarifying statements from me in their smear campaign. I’m embarrassed at the cowardice of so-called friends who bent over to the mob, knowing very well the quality of my character, in order to preserve their own image,” Jahn wrote.

Jahn has received what he describes as overwhelming support, but he has also received over 30 death threats. He denies that he said anything “racist,” not that the word has any meaning at this point.

“The one point I will clarify is that when I stated that a small percentage of people in our country are responsible for the terrors of slavery hundreds of years ago, of which 400,000+ men died to abolish under our nation’s flag, I was in no way minimizing the horrors of slavery, I was simply illuminating the misplaced rage and squandered opportunities to bring to light the tens of millions of people who are enslaved TODAY … more so than any point in history.”

A little background on Jahn:

He was deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan three times and was injured in 2010. He started training with the U.S. Paralympics National Soccer Team in 2014 and competed for Team SOCOM in the 2013 Warriors Games. He also competed for Team USA in the 2016 Paralympics.

None of this counts in the eyes of the Athlete Council. He stands denounced as a racist and is no longer a member of polite society.

That’s why athletes who don’t have guts kneel.

On a tip from fsy.

Feb 25 2021

Soccer Focuses on Race Brainwashing

Like so many other corners of culture, soccer appears to have been fully absorbed by the Left. That means it is no longer primarily about kicking a ball around. It is about moonbattery:

A coalition of leaders from the US soccer industry have partnered with the Common Goal movement to launch the Anti-Racist Project (ARP), an action-based approach to tackling systemic racism in soccer and society.

Major League Soccer, National Women’s Soccer League, and the United Soccer League are all involved.

It’s hard enough to find any racism against blacks in a country where the most transgressive faux pas is to fail to show cringing reverence. Looking for it in sports would be absurd. Yet fanatics always find what they are looking for.

The project aims to fund a toolkit designed by Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) experts across the US soccer landscape that will see 5,000 coaches, 60,000 young people, and 115 staff trained in over 400 communities in the first year.

Let’s hope they use environmentally friendly detergent for a brainwashing operation on such a large scale.

The group is inviting all industry stakeholders interested in becoming a part of the solution to help level the playing field and make soccer more equitable, first in the US and then internationally.

If they really want soccer to be equitable, they should stop nurturing a false sense of persecution in blacks and focus on disparities that actually exist. Why are there no quadriplegics in professional soccer? Why are the better teams allowed to score more points?

On a tip from Bluto.

Feb 11 2021

Mark Cuban Backpedals on Anthem

First limousine leftist Mark Cuban banned the Star-Spangled Banner. From yesterday:

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has banned the national anthem from being played before the franchise’s home games, he confirmed to The Athletic’s Tim Cato.

The Mavericks have not played the national anthem before any of their home games this season. …

When NBA players put an increased focus on [hard left radicalism] while playing at the Walt Disney World bubble, Cuban became one of their biggest supporters.

This was too much even for the NBA, which is infamous for pandering to Black Lives Matter and communist China, America’s worst internal and external enemies:

The NBA has announced that all of its teams will play the national anthem before games, “in keeping with longstanding league policy.” The statement appears to be a direct response to Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban telling his team to stop playing the song before games.

Now we read this:

Following blowback for not playing the national anthem before games, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban said he did not “cancel” the song…

Cuban told ESPN’s “The Jump” that the team was having ongoing conversations about whether to play “The Star Spangled Banner,” but that “we probably would have ended up playing it at some point when fans came back.”

There were fans Monday night, but the anthem wasn’t played. However, following the NBA’s order,

The Mavericks played the national anthem before Wednesday’s game and all players appeared to stand. Several fans cheered afterward.

This country isn’t dead yet, despite the efforts of moonbats. Even among NBA fans, love of the USA probably tops politically correct hatred of it. Only firm control of the media makes the Democrat Party viable.

On tips from FighttheBeast, Dragon’s Lair, and Henry.

Feb 10 2021

The End of Women’s Sports

You know you live in something similar to a dictatorship when the head of state, simply by signing an executive order, can effectively abolish women’s sports in the name of his warped ideology:

Democrats preen themselves on their devotion to “fairness.” Is it fair to destroy Selina Soule’s dreams and erase the accomplishments of female athletes so that deranged ideologues can pretend that boys are girls?

On a tip from KirklesWorth.

Feb 08 2021

It’s Great Tom Brady Won and That I Didn’t See It

Pleased as I am that Tom Brady’s team won (sorry moonbats!), I don’t regret not watching the Super Bowl yesterday.

Here’s one reason:

Super Bowl 55 kicked off Sunday with recording artist Alicia Keys singing the so-called black national anthem, “Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing,” along with a poem.

Sports used to bring us together. Now, the Super Bowl serves as a pretext for the leftists who control pro sports to ram down our throats an alternate anthem representing 13% of the population in order to advance a radical political agenda.

Her mother is white, but Alicia Keyes makes up for that with her Afrocentric leftist politics.

Another reason to skip Super Bowls is the irritating yet absurdly hyped ads. Among this year’s crop, liberal elitist Man of the People Bruce Springsteen, who last year promised to leave the country if Trump was reelected, makes a maudlin attempt to sell us Jeeps in the name of unity:

We know what “unity” means from the viewpoint of Democrats these days. As Nick Arama puts it,

Unity to Democrats means shutting down all political opposition or any of the glaring truths out there that might challenge their narrative.

“Fear has never been the best of who we are,” Springsteen declares in the ad. “We just have to remember the very soil we stand on is common ground. So we can get there. We can make it to the mountaintop, through the desert …and we will cross this divide.”

What’s on the other side of the divide we must cross? A good guess would be liberal utopia. A left-wing world free of dissent.

Mark Dice explains why it’s great that Brady’s team won, but not the end of the world if you missed it:

On tips from Troy H and KirklesWorth.

Feb 04 2021

USA Today Denounces Tom Brady for Being White

“Silence is violence!” bark the moonbats. This means that it is not enough not to say anything they disagree with. You have to actively spout their dogma if you don’t want to be canceled. Just keeping your head down is not an option — even if you are probably the greatest quarterback of all time. Take it from USA Today, which excoriates Tom Brady for the thought crime of having no thoughts he cares to share with the press on the topic of politics.

Brady has expressed support in the past for his golfing buddy Donald Trump. Nowadays, Brady is keeping a low profile on anything political, which is understandable, considering that the establishment is out for blood. People suspected of being among the 74 million who voted to reelect Trump are having their lives destroyed by vindictive liberals who hold all the levers of power.

The left-wing piranhas comprising the media would love for Brady to denounce his friend, so they could revel in his submission and humiliation. They wouldn’t mind for him to defend Trump, so they could feature Brady for the Two Minutes Hate. But just keeping his mouth shut on the grounds that athletes should not have to justify their political views to ideological bullies is not acceptable. So USA Today attacks in the most vicious way liberals can conceive of: by denouncing him for being Caucasian.

The Make America Great Again hat in his locker, the flippant endorsement of then-presidential candidate Donald Trump. Only when those ties became inconvenient did Brady decide he wanted to “stick to sports,” and that he preferred to be a beacon of positivity rather than delve into society’s thorny ills.

How mighty white of him.

This is a racial issue. Because everything is a racial issue with the woke media lynch mob.

Brady’s ability to enter and exit the debate at his choosing, to shield himself from accountability, is the height of white privilege. As this country grapples with the far reaches of systemic racism, look no further than Brady, for whom the expectations, and allowances granted, will always be different [because he is white].

Systemic racism. White privilege. Catastrophic anthropogenic global warming. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we really didn’t have any problems, so we had the luxury of fretting over problems that do not exist?

On a tip from Varla.

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.

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