Kaepernick files grievance for collusion against NFL owners

Good work, Kaepernick. Keep stirring the pot as it calms from full boil to a mere simmer. In fact, all you guys who keep the pot simmering are doing great work. Bring it back to a full boil if you can. You’re mainly hurting yourselves.

Excerpt from ESPN

Free-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick has filed a grievance under the latest collective bargaining agreement against NFL owners for collusion, according to his attorney, Mark Geragos.

Kaepernick is not going through the NFL Players Association but has instead hired Geragos, who has represented several high-profile clients, including Michael Jackson, former NASCAR driver Jeremy Mayfield and musician Chris Brown.

The filing, which demands an arbitration hearing on the matter, says the NFL and its owners “have colluded to deprive Mr. Kaepernick of employment rights in retaliation for Mr. Kaepernick’s leadership and advocacy for equality and social justice and his bringing awareness to peculiar institutions still undermining racial equality in the United States.”

Kaepernick’s attorney sent a copy of the complaint to the NFLPA, as well as the NFL and all 32 teams.

“If the NFL (as well as all professional sports teams) is to remain a meritocracy, then principled and peaceful protest — which the owners themselves made great theater imitating weeks ago — should not be punished and athletes should not be denied employment based on partisan political provocation by the Executive Branch of our government,” Geragos said in a statement. “Such a precedent threatens all patriotic Americans and harkens back to our darkest days as a nation. Protecting all athletes from such collusive conduct is what compelled Mr. Kaepernick to file his grievance.

“Colin Kaepernick’s goal has always been, and remains, to simply be treated fairly by the league he performed at the highest level for and to return to the football playing field,” the statement continued.

The NFLPA responded with a statement later Sunday offering Kaepernick its support and reiterating its readiness to assist him, “as we do all players.”

The NFLPA also revealed that it learned of the filing’s existence earlier in the day via news reports.

“We first learned through media reports today that Mr. Kaepernick filed a grievance claiming collusion through our arbitration system and is represented by his own counsel,” the union statement said. “We learned that the NFL was informed of his intention to file this grievance before today.”

The filing was first reported by Bleacher Report.

Kaepernick drew national attention last season when he knelt during the national anthem before games to protest social injustice. His kneeling led to a movement that has spread through the league while also being vilified — including multiple comments from President Donald Trump.

Kaepernick has not been with an NFL team since severing his contract with the San Francisco 49ers in March. Sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter at the time that Kaepernick would stand during the anthem in 2017.

Most recently, the Tennessee Titans were in the market for a backup quarterback, given Marcus Mariota’s hamstring injury, and coach Mike Mularkey said “I’m not aware if there was” interest in Kaepernick.

Mularkey said familiarity was the biggest factor in the team’s decision to sign Brandon Weeden.

In September, Ray Lewis said the Baltimore Ravens chose not to sign Kaepernick after his girlfriend posted a “racist” tweet featuring former All-Pro linebacker and owner Steve Bisciotti. Coach John Harbaugh did not directly address the assertion.

Through it’s government granted anti-trust exemption, the NFL teams are allowed to collude. The rest of us can’t do that.

The legal issue here is whether the player’s union contract with the NFL allows for blacklisting a player. Generally, the courts are reluctant to get into hiring decisions, but it’s easy to picture a liberal judge ruling in Kaepernick’s favor because after all Kaep is fighting for the sacred Negro gods who run America.

Louisiana Sheriff Boycotting Ford For Supporting Kneeling Players

Ha. I had to answer about 10 questions about Heinz mustard in order to read this story. That’s annoying.

A Louisiana sheriff won’t be buying Ford police vehicles anymore.

Read on to understand why.

Shreveport Times

Bossier Parish Sheriff Julian Whittington said his office will no longer purchase Ford products after the automaker expressed support for National Football League players’ right to kneel in protest during the national anthem.

In a letter to Hixson Ford of Alexandria on Wednesday, Whittington said “recent events surrounding the NFL, its players and their audacity to thumb their collective noses at the American flag, the American military, as well as their obvious disdain for the profession of law enforcement in general, forces me to take a stand.”

Some NFL players began kneeling or sitting during the national anthem during the 2016 season, following the lead of former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

“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 said when asked to explain his protest, according to NFL.com.

The protests have continued through the start of the 2017 season.

More: Bell: Jerry Jones says protests not good for Cowboys

In late September, Ford Motor Company, a sponsor of the NFL, released a statement in response to controversy over numerous NFL players kneeling in protest during the national anthem prior to games.

“We respect individuals’ rights to express their views, even if they are not ones we share. That’s part of what makes America great,” read Ford’s statement, according to CNN.

Whittington said in his letter to Hixson Ford the sheriff’s office has had a “pleasurable business relationship with your company,” and that he hopes the dealership will encourage Ford Motor Company to cease advertising with the NFL until NFL leaders demand that its players “show proper respect for our nation’s colors.”

“Yes, the NFL players have a right to protest as they deem necessary, but we, the Bossier Sheriff’s Office and taxpayers of Bossier Parish, have a right to spend our money elsewhere,” he said in the letter. “I realize that Ford Motor Co. has made this decision and may not necessarily be supported by your company, but you are our dealer.”

SHERIFF JULIAN WHITTINGTON.

According to information provided by BPSO, in 2016 and 2017 the sheriff’s office purchased 29 vehicles from Hixson Autoplex, spending $747,132.

Those vehicles included 21 Ford Police Interceptors, four Ford Tauruses, a Ford F-150, two Ford F-250s and a Ford Explorer.

Whittington also told Hixson Ford that he would send copies of his letter to Louisiana’s 63 other sheriffs.

The Times has reached out to both Hixson Ford and Ford’s corporate office for comment but has yet to receive a response.

However, a post on BPSO’s Facebook page Thursday evening stated that Dallas L. Hixson of the Hixson Automotive Group in Alexandria “informed Sheriff Whittington that he was not aware of Ford Motor Company’s support for NFL players who wish to protest during the National Anthem or during the game.

“He informed Sheriff Whittington that such a stance concerns him as well, and he will be taking the Sheriff’s letter with him to Detroit to present to Ford Motor Co. leadership in the near future,” the post states.

Whittington also recently expressed support for Superintendent Scott Smith and the Bossier Parish School System after Smith made a statement noting that Bossier student athletes were expected to stand for the national anthem during sporting events.

Boycotts work by inflicting economic damage. Let every sheriff throughout the Deep South join in.

The kneeling controversy is a skirmish in the undeclared race war in America. It’s a war that Euro-Americans are starting to win because blacks decided to make their cause anti-Americanism instead of just pro-black.

Ford tried to threat the needle with a weaselly response to the NFL players misconduct. It didn’t work.

Pentagon Drops SPLC from Training Materials

The SPLC is going to be taking a hit to its bottom line. It’s “educational” materials are biased against conservatives. It’s main mission, besides spreading hatred of white people, is raising money. Thanks to wise heads in the Pentagon, one source of taxpayer dollars is being cut off.

Daily Caller via archive.is

The Pentagon has officially severed all ties to the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) after previously relying on the group’s training materials on extremism.

Brian J. Field, assistant U.S. attorney from the Civil Division, stated that the Department of Defense (DOD) Office of Diversity Management and Equal Opportunity removed any and all references to the SPLC in training materials used by the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute (DEOMI), in an email obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation from the Department of Justice.

The DEOMI is a DOD school founded to fight segregation and inequality that teaches courses in racial, gender and religious equality, among other subject areas like equal opportunity and pluralism. The courses are available to DOD civilians and service members.

As part of a response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request from the Immigration Reform Law Institute, Field wrote in the email sent in late September:

Additionally, the DEOMI office informed me that, based on a previous FOIA request, DEOMI records concerning, regarding, or related to the preparation and presentation of training materials on hate groups or hate crimes were forwarded … That 133-page document did reference the SPLC; however, based upon guidance from the Office of Diversity Management and Equal Opportunity, all references to the SPLC have been removed from any current training.

Interestingly, DEOMI still makes use of materials on “Hate Symbols” from the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), a group similar to the SPLC. Students at DEOMI use the Hate Symbols reference on the ADL site to “learn more about gang colors or clothing; hate group tattoos and body markings associated with such gangs.”

As a matter of policy, the DOD does not have an official list of hate groups.

In early 2014, the Pentagon told CNS News that while it would remove information on hate groups provided by the SPLC, it would continue to rely on SPLC data in “non-federal reference material” for DEOMI. It appears that the DOD’s DEOMI has now decided to sever ties with the SPLC, as DEOMI is the only sub-branch of the Pentagon with any records of SPLC materials.

The Pentagon’s decision to terminate its relationship with the SPLC comes at a time when the group has under major fire from conservative organizations, particularly in the form of lawsuits. D. James Kennedy Ministries, a Christian ministry from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., recently sued the SPLC after being labeled a hate group. The SPLC has also faced criticism from liberals. In late August, anti-Muslim extremism activist and feminist Ayaan Hirsi Ali argued in The New York Times that “the S.P.L.C. is an organization that has lost its way, smearing people who are fighting for liberty and turning a blind eye to an ideology and political movement that has much in common with Nazism.”

For Ali, corporations and donors in Hollywood “need to find more trustworthy and deserving partners to work with than the SPLC.”
Notably, the Pentagon is not the only federal agency to drop the SPLC.

In February, The Daily Caller News Foundation published an exclusive piece indicating that the FBI, which formerly used the SPLC as a “hate crimes resource,” has also been distancing itself from the group.

The SPLC did not respond to a request for comment from The Daily Caller News Foundation by press time.

SPLC Working to Ban Neo-Nazi Website Ironmarch.org

Excerpt from The Stranger

Keegan Hankes, managing data intelligence analyst for the ‎Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), said he and his team work to get large web hosting companies with terms of service agreements that don’t permit racist content or incitements to violence to actually enforce those polices. Hankes said members of his team had been calling on Cloudflare to ban IronMarch.org for about eight months before the deadly rally in Charlottesville.

“With IronMarch.org, comparing it to the situation with The Daily Stormer, the rhetoric is similarly extreme,” Hankes said. “It doesn’t get much clearer than having a webzine called ‘Rope Culture.’ That’s about as extreme as you can get. Some of its constituents have violent tendencies and aspirations. Clearly, some of the time they spent on Iron March contributed in some way.”

Oren Segal, director of the Anti-Defamation League’s Center on Extremism, said web hosting service providers must recognize their “basic responsibility that comes with facilitating communication, even if [extremist content is] an unintended side effect of an otherwise legitimate business.”

Segal and Hankes said that the neo-Nazi site may have spawned groups such as Atomwaffen Division, members of which have recently posted recruitment flyers at University of Washington, Bellevue Community College, and The Evergreen State College. Iron March members also left threatening voicemails for a UW political science professor who wrote a Facebook message about one of his students tearing down a poster.

“Iron March is interesting because it’s for and by neo-Nazis and white supremacists,” Segal said. “You’re probably not going to have casual users like you would on Facebook and Twitter. There’s no question of what Iron March is all about.”

Link to Ironmarch.org

Link to ropeculture.org

Michael Savage: THE NATIONAL FELONS LEAGUE IS SPITTING ON AMERICA

Jewish radio talker Michael Savage (Weiner) is one of my favorites when I’m looking for tough talk. Savage has Jewish privilege or whatever that often allows him to say things that would get others on the radio fired.

Michael Savage

AS MANY OF YOU KNOW, I HAVE JUST WRITTEN A BOOK ABOUT GOD. THERE’S A PASSAGE FROM THE BIBLE I’D LIKE TO QUOTE FOR YOU. IT’S FROM PROVERBS 3:31 AND IT READS, “ENVY THOU NOT THE OPPRESSOR AND CHOOSE NONE OF HIS WAYS.”

TODAY, THE OPPRESSORS ARE THE BULLIES OF THE NFL WHO KNEEL OR HIDE WHEN OUR NATIONAL ANTHEM IS PLAYED, FORCING A CAPTIVE AUDIENCE TO WITNESS THEIR VILE, INSULTING, AND UNINFORMED VIEW OF WHAT AMERICA STANDS FOR.

I’LL TELL YOU WHAT AMERICA STANDS FOR. WE ARE A NATION IN WHICH NO CITIZEN IS TREATED DIFFERENTLY UNDER THE LAW, REGARDLESS OF THEIR COLOR, RACE, FINANCIAL STATUS, CREED, OR NATION OF ORIGIN. EVEN THESE HYSTERICAL MILLIONAIRES HAVE RIGHTS.

SO I ENCOURAGE ALL OF YOU TO DO THE SAME: EXERCISE YOUR RIGHTS. TURN OFF YOUR TVS. “DO NOT CHOOSE THE WAYS” OF THE ANARCHISTS, THE IGNORANT, WHETHER THEY TAKE THE FORM OF NEO-NAZIS, ANTIFA…OR PROFESSIONAL ATHLETES.

THE NATIONAL ANTHEM IS ABOUT A NATION NOT A PRESIDENT

President Trump says players who protested the National Anthem being played before games should be fired from their teams over the weekend, and the whole world exploded. Yesterday, America was treated to NFL players taking a knee, or sitting or locking arms while the national anthem was being played in protest of what the President said. Well, guess what? They weren’t protesting a President, they were giving a big middle finger to the country.

That flag and that song should be a unifying moment, a moment to say ‘no matter what differences we have, we are all American, and it’s a privilege to be one.’ But a bad player,influenced by his radical Muslim girlfriend last year decided to make it about him. He claimed to be protesting the killing of black men in America by the police while at the same time wearing a shirt praising the Castros of Cuba. And it’s spread to this. ‘He’s practicing his first amendment rights’ everyone said.

Well Donald Trump practiced his first amendment rights and an entire league lost their minds. This tradition goes back a hundred years to World War 1. The people loved their country then, with boys fighting overseas in a horrible war. We have soldiers on the battlefield today, and these players just spit on them. The national anthem is about a nation, not about a President. And if these thugs don’t know that, they should be thrown off the team.

And the commissioner of this league supports this. He should be thrown out too. He’s saying these players have a right to their free speech and to protest if they see fit. But it wasn’t that way when the Dallas Cowboys wanted to wear stickers on their helmets to honor the police after several Dallas policemen were shot. No, he wouldn’t allow that. Or when an NFL player wanted to honor 9/11 victims with a decal on his shoe. No, we couldn’t have that either. But spitting on the flag, you can do that all day.

But people will still defend these thugs who spit on everything good about America, saying it’s their right. But is it? Yes, they can say what they want, but shouldn’t they be accountable for what they say? Their bosses should fire them because they’re staining their product with anti-Americanism. But they won’t do anything because they’re too afraid of the backlash that the leftist fascists have instigated in this country. All that we used to honor and respect must be thrown out and we have to accept the ridiculous.

Man is woman, woman is man, America is bad, the Soviet Union was good. The Soviet Union was good and now Russia is bad. The civil rights movement never happened, minorities are now more oppressed than ever. It’s upside down. The fact that these players can do what they did yesterday, with no repercussions whatsoever disproves their arguments. Where could you do this on the planet? Dictatorial regimes you’d be killed or put in torture prisons. Even in Westernized countries you have laws against certain speech. I’ve been banned from Britain for something I didn’t even say, but here millionaire thugs can go on national TV and vehemently hate the country.

Remember this, when they do what they did yesterday, they’re not disrespecting a President, they’re disrespecting an entire nation. They’re disrespecting you and me.

Correction, Michael Savage. They’re giving the middle finger to White America. It’s not just the country they hate, it’s white people, the rule of law, and more broadly, a civilization they can never understand.

It’s also about their genetic makeup. Whatever physical strength those players may have is generally not matched by a powerful intelligence. These creatures are whiners, always whining, never satisfied. Their emotional ages must be at the toddler level. Their genes are not well suited for a technological society that requires smarts and stability.

But thank you, Savage, for getting us a long way toward the truth.

MILO’s Berkeley “Free Speech Week” Officially Canceled; Appears to be Set-Up from the Start

Is MILO controlled opposition? Did he set up an alt-right (or alt-light) phony event that was intended to never happen and fail in order to make the right look bad?

It sure seems that way, if the following article is to be believed.

The thing is that it’s not clear if the journalism here is fake news or not.

We’re just going to have to see if the alt-right can score a victory on the left’s turf, with MILO leading the charge.

Mercury News

BERKELEY — A conservative UC Berkeley student group that had been working with right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos to host a “Free Speech Week” on campus officially called off the four-day program on Saturday.

But the former columnist for the “alt-right” Breitbart News doubled down on his promise to go through with the event, leaving university and law enforcement officials wading into an unpredictable, potentially violent showdown on Sunday.

During a hastily scheduled Facebook Live news conference Saturday morning, Yiannopoulos, who has made a career of trolling people online with racist and sexist attacks, insisted the event would move forward without the student group, the Berkeley Patriot.

Mike Cernovich and Pamela Geller join MILO in speaking at the 27 minute long press conference.

It’s hard to tell who’s lying. The “journalist” who wrote this piece or MILO. He says that something is going to happen at Berkeley on Sunday.

Let me update this post with this video which shows Sargon of Arkad in Berkeley from the U.K. to participate in Free Speech Week. Tim Pool, a reliable source in my experience, is the interviewer.

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Questions Arise About MILO’s Honesty as Berkeley Free Speech Week Goes Up in Flames

MILO, the celebrity homosexual conservative, claimed that he was going to challenge leftist orthodoxy by bringing a slate of conservative speakers to the UC Berkeley campus next week, including Steve Bannon and Ann Coulter.

It’s not happening. Did MILO lie? Some people believe the notorious butt banger fibbed in order to push himself back into prominence after his fall from grace earlier this year.

It looks like his name is muddied again.

Good. We don’t need him. He knows how to effectively dispute feminist garbage and a few other things, but we don’t need him.

Excerpt from The Atlantic

At first, conservative agitator Milo Yiannopoulos’s Free Speech Week in Berkeley, California, seemed like it might be a major event. Four straight days of provocative events on campus featuring right-wing luminaries, culminating with appearances by conservative writer Ann Coulter and former Trump White House chief strategist Steve Bannon, and all in the heart of one of the most symbolically resonant places Yiannopoulos could have chosen: the campus of University of California, Berkeley, a campus with a longstanding image as a hotbed of left-wing activism where protests shut down an event of his last year.

But things didn’t go according to plan.

Speakers whose names appeared on initial schedules have either pulled out or said they were never planning to go; the campus publication Yiannopoulos is working with, The Berkeley Patriot, never reserved indoor school venues and appeared to pull out Friday afternoon; and Yiannopoulos announced on his Instagram a planned march through campus on Sunday in protest of Berkeley’s supposed clamp-down on free speech. “It’s time to reclaim free speech at UC Berkeley and send shockwaves through the American education system to every other college under liberal tyranny,” Yiannopoulos wrote in his post. The event would have been an important step in reviving Yiannopoulos’s wounded image on the right after a clip of him appearing to defend pedophilia caused him to be barred from CPAC and lose his job as a Breitbart editor in February. Earlier this week, Yiannopoulos told me in a text message that “We will fight until the last man is ejected from the last step on Sproul Plaza.”

There seem to be a lot of Jewish conservatives involved in Free Speech Week, including MILO.

Hmmm.

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