NFL Goes for Woke

2020 July 2
by bc3b

Reports are that the NFL will play the black national anthem before week 1 games this season. In addition it is considering a patch or helmet decal with the names of unarmed blacks killed by police  this season.

Remember a few years back when Roger Goodell stopped the Dallas Cowboys from wearing a helmet decal to honor the five lawmen murdered by the black extremist a few years back?

“Lift Ev’ry Voice And Sing,” traditionally known as the Black national anthem, is expected to be performed live or played before every Week 1 NFL game, and the league is considering a variety of other measures during the upcoming season to recognize victims of police brutality, a source familiar with the league’s discussions told The Undefeated on Thursday.

The song would be performed before “The Star-Spangled Banner,” the source said. The NFL’s season opener is scheduled for Sept. 10, with the Kansas City Chiefs hosting the Houston Texans.

Having recently displayed increased awareness about the problems of systemic racism, the NFL, in collaboration with the NFL Players Association, is also considering listing the names of victims on uniforms through decals on helmets or patches on jerseys. The NFL also may produce educational programs about victims, among other plans.

Early last month, commissioner Roger Goodell in a video admitted that the league had erred in how it handled peaceful NFL player protests of police brutality and systemic oppression. Goodell condemned racism and affirmed that Black lives matter, pledging his allegiance to the players in the battle for equal justice under the law.

Also in June, the league revealed plans to increase its social justice footprint by pledging to donate $250 million over a 10-year period.

The league hopes its efforts demonstrate “a genuine commitment to the public, players and coaches and that player voices continue to be heard,” the source wrote in a text message. “This is key to educating fans, and becoming a prominent voice in the fight to end racism.”

Hat tip: espn.com

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  1. 2020 July 2 3:26 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

    “Goes for Woke”, good one!

    Anyone want to attend an NFL opener? Oh, no, not go inside. Wander the parking lot with a ball peen hammer and make people sorry they came!

  2. 2020 July 2 4:14 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

  3. 2020 July 2 4:19 pm
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    bc3b permalink

    If Goodell really cared, wouldn’t he personally donate 50% of his obscene $40-million salary?

  4. 2020 July 2 4:20 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    Texas reverses course — https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/us-confirms-record-50k-jump-covid-19-infections-total-nears-3-million-live-updates — Can’t tell the Mask without a scorecard anymore.

    That brings me to this gem —

    So if I am thrown out `in public` does the bouncer have to give me a mask first??

  5. 2020 July 2 4:27 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    3,

    Or 100% Knapernicks salary from his new position.

  6. 2020 July 2 4:40 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

    4, that’s disappointing.
    Cases are way up, but that’s expected and OK
    Deaths are mostly down, which is also expected and great.

    It’s the hospitalization number that allows the Swamp to claim they need to keep us in chains.
    It’s hard to know: are people hospitalized WITH WuFlu, or hospitalized FROM WuFlu?
    In some cases, I bet some hospitalized people get tested, are found to be infected and go into “Covid hospitalization” bucket of stats.
    But if people are getting hospitalized with serious symptoms, even if they don’t die, it become hard to argue for reopening.

  7. 2020 July 2 4:44 pm
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    Eph permalink

    4 Still dont see how Trump wins in this climate.

  8. 2020 July 2 4:50 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

    I’m sure this isn’t the end, not by a long shot. But here’s some analysis of the cases/deaths/hospitalization numbers.
    https://www.thenewneo.com/2020/07/02/covid-are-texas-california-florida-and-arizona-in-trouble/

    Here’s some specific info about TX, which makes things sound … somewhat decent and normal.
    “the MSM is reporting some problems – or rather, projected problems for the future – in Houston (the same article mentions that deaths are remaining low in Texas). What the article doesn’t mention, however – and I’m not the least bit surprised that it doesn’t – is that Houston hospitals are often overwhelmed and that even a flu season can fill them.

    Here’s an article from January 2018, for example:
    Big-city hospitals in Texas have been overwhelmed this week by an influx of flu patients, and state health officials say influenza activity is widespread across the state. At Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, waiting rooms turned into exam areas as a medical tent was built in order to deal with the surge of patients. A Houston doctor said local hospital beds were at capacity, telling flu sufferers they might be better off staying at home. Austin’s emergency rooms have also seen an influx of flu patients.
    But high emergency room volumes and filled hospital beds are “not uncommon” for this point during flu season”

    FL, AZ and CA are also discussed. For AZ and CA in particular a lot of the spike in numbers appears due to people fleeing overwhelmed hospitals in Mexico.

  9. 2020 July 2 5:20 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

    A question I saw asked on another blog. I know my choice!

    “Imagine you win the PowerBall.
    Would you mail the ticket to get the prize or go take it in person?
    Now, ask yourself the same question about your election ballot.”

  10. 2020 July 2 5:30 pm
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    bc3b permalink

    Protests hit Hamptons. Elites rush to buy private security:

    https://nypost.com/2020/07/02/rich-hamptonites-rush-to-hire-private-security-after-protests/

  11. 2020 July 2 5:37 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    10,

    If the push for defund continues you will see more of that. Fact don’t be surprised if some communities decouple the LEO force from the hands of the mayors or city council. Especially in States where large % of HOAs exist, TX, AZ, NM, CA.

  12. 2020 July 2 5:57 pm
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    bc3b permalink

    Seattle mayor admits CHOP cause increase in crime and spike in coronavirus cases:

    https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/tyler-o-neil/2020/07/02/seattle-mayor-admits-chop-antifastan-caused-crime-wave-alarming-spike-in-covid-cases-n597504

    The question the media won’t ask: what’s the link between the BLM protests and the spike in coronavirus infections/deaths? These have been going on for a month.

  13. 2020 July 2 5:59 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

    They actually pulled this off pretty quickly considering it’s a gov’t initiative.

    “Domestic rare earth elements full supply chain starting up. China monopoly is no more. Big for strategic reasons / defense dept needs.”
    https://pagetwo.completecolorado.com/2020/07/01/colorado-on-cutting-edge-to-reduce-chinas-rare-earth-element-domination/

  14. 2020 July 2 6:24 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

    Geoffrey Berman was fired two weeks ago.
    He was the SDNY prosecutor who was stonewalling the Epstein case.

    Want to know what other case he buried?
    The Weiner laptop case.

    Tick tock m*therf*ckers.

    TheHuBLife TheHuBLife (@GeneralDilley)

  15. 2020 July 2 6:54 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

    Not the last time you’ll see this, I’m sure.

  16. 2020 July 2 8:34 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

    Scary stuff. Make friends with your neighbors wherever possible.

    “Tucker said he got a call from the McCloskeys in St. Louis. The mob is threatening to show up at their home tonight. They called cops who apparently are busy doing other things. They call private security firms and they won’t help either. The last one told him to leave the home.

    I don’t know what our poltiicians and police think we’re going to do.

    “Lay down and accept the Racial Vengeance Murder we have coming to us” is not it. They should rethink this.
    Posted by: ace at July 02, 2020 08:24 PM”

  17. 2020 July 2 10:09 pm
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    14 – I know, but on the upside for the king his model does not at all account for fraud on a mass scale, why his model working in 2016, but only barely.

    “Goes for Woke” – Apparently so has the head of our national park service, apparently our national parks are now racist as well. If that jackass still has a job come monday it’s a utter failure of Trump.

  18. 2020 July 2 10:15 pm
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    17 – Exactly what I thought when I heard that, gather some friends, arm up the posse along with some established roe, and be prepared to defend against what’s coming because nobody else will do it for you. In a fucked up way I hope the mob tries and I hope the mob gets gunned the fuck down should they enter the private property again. Course we all know what will be attempted after should McCloskeys survive, but better to be tried by 12 than carried by 6.

    Gov’na. is a another weak POS for not already getting involved at some level, he and that known corrupt DA are actively stroking violence by inaction against the mobs.

  19. 2020 July 2 10:16 pm
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    9 – lol, indeed.
    13 – Actually it did, I know they’ve been trying in earnest reopen that and a few other mines in the west since 2016, with overall little progress, but it’s a start.

  20. 2020 July 3 2:32 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    An interesting interview on CoVid — https://theohiostar.com/2020/07/01/doctors-break-down-covid-response-and-the-demonization-of-hcq-doctors-tell-all/ — Backs up most of us here suspected.

  21. 2020 July 3 5:00 am
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    JimNorCal permalink

    Highly recommend 21 TheOhioStar.
    A lot of good data

  22. 2020 July 3 5:41 am
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    23 – lol guess nobody is getting promotions then.

    “political interference in military matters” by Trump”

    He’s mother fucking CiC, da fuck is wrong with that cunt, did she learn nothing while serving?

    “The hold on promotions includes everyone above the rank of colonel”

    Honestly…sounds like a fucking win. In any case let her try her stunt, nothing like having 1123 officers pissed off at you.

    Vindman shouldn’t even be employed by US government anymore. The fact that he wasn’t dismissed outright still fucking annoys me. Though if she wants to play games Trump ought to do just that, problem solved.

  23. 2020 July 3 6:04 am
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    Someone posted the fake but accurate thing about harris… this one isn’t fake.

    https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2020/07/democrat-congressional-candidate-report-trump-supporters.php

  24. 2020 July 3 6:14 am
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    The CIC can order the military to proceed at will viv a vis promotions, fuckworth can piss off.

  25. 2020 July 3 7:21 am
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    27 – I thought o4+ had to be signed off on by dipshits in senate (in order to get the actual matching pay though?) is that not correct?

  26. 2020 July 3 7:40 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    Its Tim again — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Mx3Vci9HTs — AntiFa is the topic.

  27. 2020 July 3 10:58 am
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    JimNorCal permalink

    AZ fitness grows a spine.
    https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/384733/

    #RESISTANCE: Arizona Gyms Reject Governor Doug Ducey’s Shutdown Order: Fitness centers across the state are turning up the resistance to lockdown orders.

    The unwillingness of large segments of the fitness industry to close down again illustrates just how tired Americans are of seemingly endless lockdowns that have kept them inside and endangered their businesses. Many of these gym owners complained to the media that they’re adopting the same cleaning and social distancing protocols as businesses that are allowed to remain open.

    It’s a sign that state officials are going to be increasingly hardpressed to force people back into their homes, regardless of the public health merits.
    Pandemic fatigue has set in, and the public health people have beclowned themselves to the point that their credibility is lacking.

  28. 2020 July 3 11:53 am
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    bc3b permalink

    Woman supposedly “fired” by Deloitte was not even an employee:

    Instead she was scheduled to complete an internship with them later this summer, which the company rescinded.

    Jonathan Gandal, a managing director at the firm, said Janover ‘has never been an employee of our organization’.

    He said she was instead ‘formerly scheduled for a two-week internship later this summer.’

    Hat tip: Daily Mail (UK)

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8487049/Deloitte-says-Harvard-grad-blamed-Trump-supporters-losing-dream-job-internship.html

  29. 2020 July 3 12:08 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

    In case you are keeping score at home,
    China NEVER Reported Wuflu to WHO.

    China Never Reported Existence of Coronavirus to World Health Organization.
    “WHO backtracks on original claim that China self-reported, admits this never happened.”
    https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/384683/

  30. 2020 July 3 12:26 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

    18, in case you wonder about the details of WHY the Nat’l Park Service is jumping on the BLM bandwagon regarding parks, Don Surber covered it today.
    https://donsurber.blogspot.com/2020/07/highlights-of-news_3.html

    ITEM 8: ABC reported, “America’s national parks face existential crisis over race.”
    Its evidence?
    77% of park visitors are white.
    76.3% of the nation is white.

    Me: Teh Horror

  31. 2020 July 3 12:28 pm
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    bc3b permalink

  32. 2020 July 3 1:32 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

    The Lincoln/Sanger dichotomy was recently used by the Babylon Bee as well LOL.

    Sorry, this following comment is long. But I want to use it to set up my conclusion. Cut to the chase, my conclusion is:
    WAVE ELECTION!!! (Eph and Eyore hardest hit)

    Evidence (this comment I saw at another blog):

    My dad sent me this. From the comments on Marginal Revolution, Tyler Cowen’s blog.

    A comment on Marginal Revolution:
    I’ve been a MR reader for years. It sounds like you’re concerned about cancel culture and the associated political situation. I’m from eastern europe and caught the tail end of communism. What’s happening now in the US terrifies me. It seems like every week I learn that someone I respect is being tried in a court of public opinion for crimes that didn’t exist six months ago.

    I’m in Silicon Valley, and realistically it’s impossible to operate here without lying. And I’m not right wing either, I’ve always considered myself a liberal! Some people seem to be dealing with it all right, but having to maintain a facade really eats at me. I effectively have to self-quarantine in a political closet. I hate it. I never could have imagined that I would need to choose between truthful expression and career/friendships in America. There’s always some finesse in human interaction of course, but this is so qualitatively different it may as well be another country altogether.

    Do you have any advice for how to act, survive, and thrive in this political climate? I don’t know how to navigate this at all.

    (A reply to the above):
    I never thought I would say this but vote Trump in November. I am an independent and been voting Democrat mostly the last decade and voted for Hilary plus Obama twice. But I cannot imagine how much worse it will get if the current Democrat group comes to power, especially if they get the Senate as well. I have never been a strong partisan, but in my 50 years I have never seen anything like this in terms of the complete shutdown of dissent of the prevailing “proper” narrative. People ducking for cover and living in fear of losing their jobs or having their lives ruined.

    I really am not a Trump fan(although I do believe that there is too much TDS), but once he is voted out, I can see the left feeling even more vindicated and losing any remaining sense of self-restraint.

    Again, I say this as someone who has been slightly left of center the last decade.

  33. 2020 July 3 1:36 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

    I heard a story about a polling firm that got correct predictions for 2016. Based on that anecdote, if you begin to talk to a stranger about politics and want to gauge where they stand:
    “Don’t ask them who they intend to vote for.
    Ask them who they think their neighbor is voting for.”

    Eph and King Eyore hardest hit … here’s hoping those frown lines turn into smile dimples before this is over.

  34. 2020 July 3 3:11 pm
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    None of the polls are correcting for the massive vote fraud that is waiting in the wings.

  35. 2020 July 3 3:57 pm
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    justrand permalink

    Jim, in even a reasonably fair election Trump would win 2020, but IP is correct…MASSIVE voter fraud is in store. Mail-in ballots coupled with “ballot harvesting” will be the biggest mechanism…but EVERY conceivable fraud technique will be used.

  36. 2020 July 3 4:14 pm
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    bc3b permalink

    Eph –

    You can get a game-worn Akron football jersey.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/AKRON-ZIPS-GAME-USED-FOOTBALL-JERSEY/114147708423?hash=item1a93bbce07:g:7uAAAOSw5T9eTolX

    And, since it’s a wide receiver’s number, it’s likely in prestine condition as it’s doubtful the player ever caught a pass or was tackled.

  37. 2020 July 3 4:28 pm
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    bc3b permalink

    From Don Surber:

    ITEM 13: Leslie Eastman reported, “Three weeks ago, 100,000 gathered for LA’s BLM protests. Now, for some strange reason, the LA area is seeing a surge in corona virus cases.”

    Which may explain why the Los Angeles sheriff refuses to enforce the order to shut down the beaches over this weekend’s Fourth of July celebrations.

  38. 2020 July 3 4:42 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

    Hearing that protesters are trying to block Mt Rushmore.

  39. 2020 July 3 4:57 pm
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    Eph permalink

    41.

    King Eyore finally has competition!

    About time…

  40. 2020 July 3 5:07 pm
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    If blocking roadways\parking lots I hope they get run over or worse, enough bs. Protesting is one thing, interfering is another, and ‘blocking’ anything intentionally is no longer “protesting” and we really have to stop using the lefts words.

  41. 2020 July 3 5:09 pm
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    San Fran police:
    https://www.libertyheadlines.com/san-francisco-police-to-stop-publishing-mug-shots-to-fight-racial-bias/

    So in short they’ve decided publishing the truth and aiding public safety is racist.

  42. 2020 July 3 5:15 pm
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    You can scream and harass people at the top of your lungs…. but you’re not allowed to sing in church?

    Good luck trying to enforce that one motherfker.
    https://thewashingtonsentinel.com/calif-gov-newsom-bans-singing-in-church-over-coronavirus-hysteria/

  43. 2020 July 3 5:18 pm
    [49]

    https://thefederalist.com/2020/07/03/boeing-executive-cancelled-over-decades-old-article-on-women-in-combat/

    Canceled over 30 year old article…. which was perfectly normal opinion then then, and is perfectly fine opinion now. The reporting employee should be the one terminated for trying to start shit where there was no issue.

  44. 2020 July 3 5:49 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

    A 30 year old article, back in the mil, before he was a Boeing employee.
    It’s a shame, really.

  45. 2020 July 3 7:34 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    49,

    Classic example that if you look hard enough you can fault in anyone. The idea of Grace is lost on the SJW crowd. Be I so humble as to recognize the mistakes I did make and strive not to repeat them.

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