The National Anthem thing in a second, but first a few words about the Steelers (my team) and the Packers (my friend Right Wing’s team)
The Steelers won their first two - haven’t done that in a while. Now if they can just get past the Ravens, which they always have trouble with. Big Ben looked good this week. Geez, I didn’t realize he was all of 34.
The Pack stumbled this week though. The talking heads are saying Rodgers is done. While I don’t disagree that he’s been off, especially this past Sunday, I think it’s much much too much early to be writing him off. He could easily catch fire in the weeks to come. I hope he does!
Now the National Anthem thing. It started with Colin Kaepernick.
A few words about that moron (that should be a hint about where I’m going with this).
Now I know appearances are not necessarily indicative of intelligence, political positions, etc. But often they are.
Kaepernick’s appearance USED TO BE RELATIVELY OK - minus the body tats. He kept his hair close cropped:
Length of hair has always been a big deal to me . . . admittedly no logic to it. Perhaps it stuck with me from my days in the Marine Corps. I have always kept it ultra-short. No doubt there are guys on here who keep their hair long, and are still conservative.
I have always dressed conservative, and I just don’t get it with the hip-hop attire:
And minus 100 IQ points for wearing a baseball cap BACKWARDS (except for catchers, of course):
But as soon as K did that National Anthem thing, the “do” was more in line with the hip-hop idiots he supposedly wanted to start a “dialog” about by drawing attention to his disrespect for the anthem and the flag:
Gotta’ hand it to him, he looks the part.
And before I get accused of being “racist”, take a look at this white guy:
I think he stands for the anthem, so as I said, length of hair is not necessarily an indicator of positions.
Now a lot of people view the anthem as just another song with no real meaning, and the flag as just a piece of cloth. Those people would say, “Geeezzz, Jamieson, why are you getting your shorts in such a twist over such a trivial matter?”
This is why:
I’m a vet (USMC - VietNam) and one of the things the anthem/flag stand for is all those who gave their lives and limbs from WWI to WWII to Korea to VietNam to Iraq to Afghanistan, etc. Disrespecting the anthem/flag is disrespecting those heroes.
This Kaepernick thing just pisses me off.
Have unarmed black people been shot by police? Sure. How many and how often? I have no idea, but my suspicion is not very many and not very often. But before the lefties jump on this, I’ll say that just ONE IS TOO MANY.
So I don’t disagree that it happens. BUT DISRESPECTING THE ANTHEM/FLAG IS THE WRONG VEHICLE FOR THIS.
I’m sure Al Sharpton would give K time on his MSNBC show (may have already . . . I don’t watch that crap).