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Mayor Just Royally Stuck It To Nike By Issuing Massive Ban Effective Immediately

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The blowback against Nike continues over their new “Just Do It” ad campaign featuring Colin Kaepernick. At least one store is selling off its Nike apparel at half price, a school is removing Nike from teams’ uniforms and fans are burning their shoes in protest. It’s not exactly what I would call good PR.

In Louisiana last week, a mayor sent out a memo banning his city’s recreation department from purchasing any Nike products. Kenner City Mayor Ben Zahn took a principled stand and seems to have declared that on Sept. 5, that “under no circumstances” should Nike products or any product with the Nike logo be purchased, WBRZ 2 reported Saturday.

The memorandum was circulated on social media, bearing the City of Kenner letterhead and Zahn’s signature. Works for me. The mayor just royally stuck it to Nike and the ban is effective immediately.

Sounds like a great place to live if you ask me. That’s one mayor that should be reelected stat. This mayor joins business owners, police officers and military veterans who are definitively telling Nike where they can stuff their brand over supporting a cop-hating Black Lives Matter social justice warrior like Colin Kaepernick.

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Zahn had his office send the memo to Parks and Recreation Department Director Chad Pitfield on Sept. 5, according to what appears to be a copy of the letter posted to WBRZ. I love it. Nice to see a mayor with some stones out there.

The local media got a hold of the memo which allegedly states that “effective immediately,” any booster club operating at city recreation facilities must have their purchases approved by Pitfield — including apparel, shoes, athletic equipment “and/or any athletic product.” Sounds by the book to me. If you are using city recreation facilities, you are in effect, bound by their rules.

Below is Kenner Mayor Ben Zahn, left, laughing with City Councilman-elect George Branigan who is wearing a “Make Kenner Great” hat.

In a post on the City of Kenner, District 1 Facebook page, Councilman Gregory Carroll went the other direction. He responded to the memo in a public Facebook post on Sunday, “I was not made aware of this decision beforehand and it is in direct contradiction of what I stand for and what the City of Kenner should stand for. I am 100% AGAINST this decision. I will meet with the Mayor and other Council members in an effort to rescind this directive.” And just like that… Carroll should be voted out of office over this.

This comes just days after Nike made their fateful announcement that former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick would be the face of its 30th-anniversary “Just Do It” campaign. Behold yet another consequence of Nike’s tone-deafness when it comes to a huge segment of their clientele.

Zahn did not mention Kaepernick by name in his memo. He’s no dummy and that was almost certainly by design. He’s protecting himself and the city legally here from leftist activists and lawfare.

And if you had any doubt that Zahn truly feels that way, it definitely appears so:

“Although Zahn did not respond Sunday to requests for comment, he did speak on the issue a week earlier at Kenner’s Freedom Fest at the Lake.

“She’s going to come out and do our National Anthem because this is not the NFL football players, right? This is the city of Kenner. In the city of Kenner we all stand,” he told the crowd prior to a performance of the anthem.”

President Trump and many, many Americans are ticked over Nike’s move here. Some of them are posting videos on social media showing the destruction of Nike products. Who can blame them at this point?

Although Nike’s stock price plummeted immediately after their ad campaign announcement, according to various media and financial outlets, their stock soared 31 percent over the last week. I do not think that will hold, but who knows? It doesn’t change how I view their deplorable actions here.

Kaepernick is now a former quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers. He’s also now the face of Nike and will make millions selling their product lines. All by his lonesome, Kaepernick has made hating America, police officers, military veterans and first responders profitable after he started his kneeling craze during the National Anthem.

This is one of the most shameful things to ever happen in this nation and I stand with Mayor Zahn in his apparent disgust over the whole situation. One wonders if the NFL will survive all this. Frankly, I don’t care anymore.

Mayor Zahn is not commenting right now and I don’t blame him. Democrats are circling to attack him. I hope he stands his ground on this and shows how Nike just blew it.

 

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LeBron Confesses To Being Racist And Proud In Nasty Warning To ‘White People’ In America

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Lebron James is the poster boy NBA player famously known for having a freakish talent on the court, but also by being the guy who constantly switches teams, flops on the court like a soft loaf of bread, complains about air conditioning, does not have as many championship rings as Michael Jordan, isn’t clutch in the playoffs, not fully funding the “Promise” school that uses him as their advertisement, and now he has a bizarre message about white people that might have some fans and haters wondering what’s going on with the mega-rich athlete.

James is making moves in the off-season with his mostly taxpayer-funded public school, which seems to be a public school giving away bikes as a gimmick and maybe some tuition money, but how sustainable is that over the long-run? He’s also making headlines another way by admitting that he didn’t really seem to like white people and viewed them “suspiciously” as well as not wanting to be around them.

Sounds a little bit racist, right? Part of why he says this is because he was raised by a family who might now be considered racist as the upbringing he had seemed centered on thinking that white people were no good. I’m pretty sure Lebron James isn’t 80-years-old and a victim of the era where black and white people used different water fountains, but maybe his parents were still mentally stuck in that racist era that people are ashamed of, but are now happy to be beyond that nonsense.

Breitbart stated:

“NBA star LeBron James recently admitted that, due to his upbringing, he initially viewed whites suspiciously, and did not want to be around white people until he learned to give them a chance.

“James made his admission on HBO’s The Shop talk show saying that when he first began attending an exclusive, mostly white, private high school in Akron, Ohio, he was not very keen on having to talk to white people, according to TMZ.

“In fact, James says that when he first started attending the school, he did not want to make any white friends among his classmates.

“Took me a while to adjust to it … I was like, I’m not f*cking with white people, that was my initial thought to white America,” James admitted.

“The newly minted Los Angeles Laker admitted that his “institutionalized” upbringing in the black community taught him that whites did not want what was best for him.

“I’m going to this school to play ball, and that’s it,” James said of his introduction at 14 years of age to white people. “I don’t want nothing to do with white people, I don’t believe that they want anything to do with (me),” he said. “Me and my boys we going to high school together and we here to hoop.”

“It took me a little while to kind of adjust to it,” James added.

“But, Maverick Carter, James’ business partner and friend, added that by the end of that first year, James’ friends from the hood and his new white friends from school were all enjoying each other’s company on a regular basis.”

Are people still raising their kids in an institutionalized way? Perhaps. Are people in urban areas less focused on education and more focused on looking cool and being popular? Absolutely. When there are households with eight children by multiple men and the woman refuses to work, and the men have taken off, and no one is there to raise the children properly or instill any concept of “education is important,” then what chance do those kids have? If they’re not talented like Lebron James, then they have no chance at life and end up living a lifestyle riddled with crime and low grades and thinking cops are out to get them. That’s how a lot of children in urban environments are raised and it’s sad.

Not every kid will be a freakish athlete like Lebron. Maybe one in every million becomes a pro athlete, so there’s basically no chance and anyone dreaming about it is wasting their time.

Is Lebron James racist now? Doubtful. He probably grew out of that once he realized that we are no different. Our talents might vary, but we are all humans. Maybe Lebron finally realized that, but maybe not.

Out of all the gimmicky things he has done and all the whining, this is the first time that I’ve actually had any respect for him. For him to admit this was a pretty big thing to own up to. For once Lebron James was likable because he was extremely honest about his upbringing, even if it was embarrassing and controversial.

However, as soon as I’m done writing this, then I’ll go back to being a hater again.

I can see through his gimmicks and inability to be loyal to a city with his talent. That’s something we didn’t have to worry about with Michael Jordan, which is why Lebron won’t ever be the greatest.

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NFL Team Replaces American Flag With Enraging New Version – Grossly Unacceptable

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As TV ratings dwindle, stadiums suffered from low attendance this weekend – as photos of thousands of empty seats make their way around social media, and football season gears up, players choosing to take a knee in protest during the National Anthem shows no sign of abating. Meanwhile, the NFL itself continues to be utterly tone-deaf to the majority of America.

A recent NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll found that 54% of Americans polled believe kneeling during the National Anthem is inappropriate. Only 44% state they do not mind the kneeling players, according to the Washington Times. The poll revealed that those that no longer choose to follow the NFL as a result of the protest had grown by 10% since the last time the poll was taken in 2014.

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Even as much of the mainstream media and sports media alike continue to loudly support protests and players insist that it is their First Amendment right to conduct them, it appears that for all intents and purposes they have failed to convince the rest of America of their message. Many have chosen to simply tune out rather than continue to support what they view as complete disrespect for combat veterans, the fallen and their families.

Those choosing to protest and their supporters insist that the protests are not about any offense to the military but while perhaps they do not intend to do so, that is exactly what they are doing. And, since the NFL’s future depends on selling overpriced ad spots to massive corporations looking for a consistent number of eyeballs, alienating any group of viewers, for whatever reason, is just bad for business.

Consistent with the tone-deaf message of the NFL, the Green Bay Packers management made an epic blunder in their recent choice to display a rather odd looking variation on the American flag. During the pre-game ceremony, Green Bay Packers displayed a made-up version of the American flag during the National Anthem, which was three solid color stripes with the blue stripe containing the stars.

 

Social media exploded with those fans that still choose to follow the NFL and the Packers with commentary ranging from that “what in the world is that?” to “that’s not my flag!”

The message was loud and clear. That is not the American flag and the Green Bay Packers should get rid of this banner immediately. Perhaps this might be the one occasion where taking a knee during the National Anthem might be acceptable and appropriate?

Pictures of the pregame ritual before the Green Bay Packers-Buffalo Bills matchup on Sunday went viral after several fans at Lambeau Field snapped photos of a red, white and blue flag with modified stars and stripes.

Either way, it seems Green Bay got the message as the team announced directly after the game that it will no longer use the “banner,” according to Fox 11.

As the local news affiliate reports:

“During the National Anthem, the team used a red, white and blue banner. The banner had stars on the blue stripe.

“It’s not American, not American at all,” said Sandy Austin. “There are a lot of people who have quit the NFL because of the pre-game stuff and all that’s going on.”

“In a statement, Packers spokesman Aaron Popkey said the banner was not meant to represent the American flag.

“‘The banner used during Sunday’s pregame ceremony supplemented the three U.S. flags on the roof of the stadium and the flag carried by the color guard on the field. We’ve used such displays from time to time in the past when other pregame elements take up a significant portion of the field. To avoid causing confusion, we will not be using such displays in the future.'”

According to Packers management, the University Of Wisconsin marching band featured approximately 200 members and they claim the marching band took up too much of the field to unveil the entire full American flag.

But that explanation was not flying for many Americans and the Green Bay Packers will no longer use the fictional flag banner. For the most part, the Packers have not chosen to actively participate in the “take the knee” protests during the National Anthem though they did choose to lock arms during one Thursday night game last season.

NFL franchise owners’ support for the “take the knee” protests appear to be very much contingent on ratings and revenues, and many believe they will only continue to tolerate the protests as long as they do not negatively impact the bottom line. Case in point, the almost immediate decision to cease using the pseudo-flag in the representation of America.

NFL owners are nothing if not businessmen, so as Americans continue to hit them in their wallets by voting with their dollars, choosing to tune out or simply not attend the games, nothing is likely to change. Until attendance declines precipitously or it can be determined that the protests have directly impacted the bottom line and/or a corresponding decline in television ratings, they are unlikely to put their foot down.

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