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The Kansas City Chiefs have signed Patrick Mahomes, their Super Bowl-winning QB, to a 10-year contract extension. Now that the NFL has jumped into bed with the Black Lives Matter Movement, I’m officially a former fan of the NFL, including the Minnesota Vikings. Any corporation or organization that sides with Marxists isn’t worthy of my patronage.

Last year, I officially stopped watching the NBA because they sided with the Chinese. We were lectured that the NBA was trying to open up China’s market. Anyone that supports the manufacture of Nike products in Chinese sweat shops by child labor won’t get a penny from me.

When the NFL announced that they’d play “the Black National Anthem” right before the official National Anthem, they made it clear that they were doing this to “recognize the victims of police brutality.” According to this article, “the league is also considering allowing players to wear helmet decals or jersey patches recognizing those who have been impacted by systemic racism and police brutality.”

In June, in the wake of nationwide protest over systemic racism, the NFL released a statement in support of Black Lives Matter, writing: “This is a time of self-reflection for all – the NFL is no exception. We stand with the Black community because Black Lives Matter.”

What about black children like Secoriea Turner, the innocent 8-year-old who was killed “while riding in a vehicle with her mother and an adult friend, according to police. The driver was attempting to enter a parking lot at 1238 Pryor Road where a group of individuals illegally placed barricades. Someone in the group opened fire on the vehicle, according to police, striking Turner.” Doesn’t this beautiful child matter?

Here’s more from the official NFL statement:

“Through Inspire Change, the NFL, Players and our partners have supported programs and initiatives throughout the country to address systemic racism. We will continue using our platform to challenge the injustice around us,” continued the statement.

Like the rest of the nation, the NFL will make symbolic gestures to appease Black Lives Matters. What the NFL won’t do is pay attention to the innocent lives lost like Secoriea Turner. What the NFL didn’t do is their homework. Does the NFL want to partner with an organization that wants to defund the police? Check this out:

#DefundThePolice
May 30, 2020
Enough is enough. Our pain, our cries, and our need to be seen and heard resonate throughout this entire country. We demand acknowledgment and accountability for the devaluation and dehumanization of Black life at the hands of the police. We call for radical, sustainable solutions that affirm the prosperity of Black lives.

That’s right. Defunding the police leaves the poorest minority neighborhoods in the most precarious positions. Apparently, the NFL doesn’t care about those black lives. After all, poor blacks aren’t likely to attend games and produce revenue for the NFL.

Question for the NFL: isn’t it an injustice that poor minority neighborhoods are the neighborhoods where violent crime is most prevalent? What about that injustice? Doesn’t that injustice matter to you because they don’t have a high-profile mouth-piece to lobby for them?

The Democrat-controlled cesspool of Seattle still hasn’t notified Horace Lorenzo Anderson Sr. of his son’s death. In a riveting 36-minute interview with Fox’s Sean Hannity, Anderson poured his heart out to Sean Hannity. Anarchists blocked police officers and first responders from reaching the younger Anderson inside the CHOP. This article appears to confirm the story.

According to the Washington Post article, “As those celebrations continued after dark and mixed with general Friday-night revelry and end-of-school-year celebrations, a volatile mixture of fireworks, alcohol and firearms triggered violence. Early Saturday morning, two men suffered gunshot wounds. A 19-year-old died and the other, age unknown, is in critical condition in the intensive care unit at Harborview Medical Center, hospital spokeswoman Susan Gregg confirmed to The Washington Post.”

During his interview, Anderson Sr. opened up to Hannity because Hannity reached out to him in a father-to-father conversation:

Horace Lorenzo Anderson Sr., the father of a 19-year-old black man who was shot and killed last month inside Seattle’s Capitol Hill Occupied Protest (CHOP) publicly pleaded for answers on “Hannity” Wednesday night, saying police and Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan had failed to reach out to him since his son’s death. At that point, Hannity stopped the conversation, stunned with what he was hearing.

Anderson Sr. broke down in tears as he recalled learning of his son’s death. “The only way I found out was just two of his friends, just two friends that just happened to be up there and they came and told me,” he said. “They weren’t even from Seattle. Now, mind you, I haven’t heard — the police department, they never came …

This is the video of the interview:

About 8:18 into the interview, Anderson Sr. told Hannity “they wouldn’t even let me see my son that night. It took me a whole week before I could see my son.” That prompted Hannity to react, saying “Whoa, whoa, whoa. You weren’t allowed to see your son for a week?” Towards the end of the interview, Hannity said “We can do better than this. Some people would turn this into a gun debate. No. Just every city needs to create a zone. We’ll call it a ‘safe and secure zone’ so that every child could have a childhood and have coaching…”

Hannity is right when he said that this isn’t about politics. He’s right because it’s about government protecting the American family. In this segment, Hannity nails it, saying that this isn’t about politics, that “you can’t pursue happiness, you can’t pursue a more perfect union, if you’re not safe”:

Whether it’s Seattle, Minneapolis, Chicago or St. Louis, these cities must do a better job of protecting their citizens. Reimagining policing or whatever the catchy phrase of the day is is garbage. We know what works because Rudy Giuliani gave us the blueprint. Executing Mr. Giuliani’s blueprint guarantees successful outcomes. Period.

Set aside the goofiness of white privilege and systemic racism. There is racism. It just isn’t systemic. Systemic racism is a term used to indict entire cities. Broad brushes smear innocent people. No thank you.

Seattle needs to contact Mr. Anderson. Then they need to apologize for not fulfilling its responsibilities.

Democrats think the George Floyd murder is a political winner. It’s indisputable that it started that way. Unfortunately for Democrats, the political issue didn’t stop with the murder. That was just the start of things.

After that, the race riots started, complete with the looting destruction of minority neighborhoods. If you’re accusing whitey of hating minorities, why would the first targets be minority businesses and neighborhoods? The next thing that’s destroying the Democrats’ George Floyd ‘advantage’ is the Democrats’ calls to defund the police. Minneapolis took it a step further by voting for dismantling the Minneapolis Police Department.

CHAZ/CHOP happened next. Jenny Durkan, Seattle’s dipstick Democrat mayor, and Jay Inslee, Washington’s pathetic Democrat governor, just say idly by while Antifa and BLM anarchists took over 6 blocks of downtown Seattle. When asked about how long it might last, Durkan tried spinning it:

If you’re sensing a trend developing, you aren’t alone. It’s what happens after every major crisis. After every crisis, the Democrats insist that they have a mandate to dramatically transform American society. These Democrats are terrible at reading the public, mostly because they spend little time listening to the public.

The current overstep is tearing down the statues. While some will go along with eliminating the Confederate Flag, only Antifa and BLM anarchists think that tearing down the statues of U.S. Grant, Frederick Douglas and Abraham Lincoln is popular.

Like Yasir Arafat, Democrats never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity. The Democrats’ biggest mistakes came this week. First, Dick Durbin described Sen. Tim Scott’s JUSTICE Act a token gesture. Next, Nancy Pelosi said that that “Republicans were trying to get away with murder, George Floyd’s murder.” Finally, Democrats voted against opening debate on Sen. Scott’s JUSTICE Act. These Democrats didn’t even want to debate the merits of the JUSTICE Act. Democrats didn’t want to amend the JUSTICE Act. Democrats wanted nothing to do with Tim Scott or the JUSTICE Act. Let’s hear Democrats respond point-by-point to Sen. Scott’s interview:

This might frighten Democrats but I’ll say it anyway. Tim Scott isn’t going away. The JUSTICE Act will get a hearing, whether that’s in the Senate as a complete bill or offered as amendments to the House bill when the Senate debates that bill. The only way for Senate Democrats to avoid voting on the JUSTICE Act is if they vote against debating the House Democrats’ bill in the Senate.

That I’d pay to see. Tim Scott’s JUSTICE Act is supposedly a token bill so Senate Democrats won’t even debate it. The House Democrats is so bad that Senate Democrats won’t debate that bill either? I’d love hearing Schumer explain that.

The Democrats have a race crisis. Part of the Democrats’ crisis is that they’ve taken minorities for granted for 50 years. The other part of the Democrats’ crisis is Tim Scott, who can walk the walk.

Joe Biden insists that he’ll unite the country and heal our political divisions. I’ll believe that when he doesn’t use a teleprompter or notes and strings 3 straight coherent sentences together. It’s a myth to think that anyone can unite this nation from either political party. With Antifa, Black Lives Matter and other anarchists trying to end the US Constitution, why would anyone think that unity is possible?

I just spoke with a good friend of mine from the Twin Cities. He wanted my perspective from outstate Minnesota, which is fair because I wanted his perspective on Twin Cities things. I told him there wasn’t much of an appetite in central MN for paying for the destruction in Minneapolis because this wasn’t an act of God like a flood or tornado. This was preventable from a leadership standpoint. My friend said it isn’t clear whether the failure was Walz’s fault or Frey’s fault but that it was indisputable that there was a major failure.

Eventually, we started talking about how divided our nation is. We agreed that there’s some bumpy times ahead as the Baby Boomers get pushed aside and the next generation steps into leadership. The Boomers were known for their dealmakers. Alan Simpson, Daniel Patrick Moynihan, Hubert Humphrey, Bob Dole, Newt Gingrich, Bill Clinton, Tip O’Neill and Ronald Reagan were great dealmakers.

I told my friend that I’m certain that there are dealmakers today, though I said that the dealmakers were mostly on the GOP side. I said that that Pelosi and Schumer weren’t dealmakers. Neither is Omar or AOC. I said that it’s indisputable that Trump is a dealmaker. Specifically, I cited how Kim Kardashian reached out to the White House on criminal justice reform. Trump listened to her ideas. The next thing you know, Ivanka is part of the discussion. Before you know it, the First Step Act is getting signed into law.

Ms. Kardashian didn’t care whether Trump got a political victory. She just wanted to make life better for the Alice Johnsons of the world. That same mindset is present with Tim Scott, Lindsey Graham, Chuck Grassley, Steve Scalise and Kevin McCarthy. This video shows why Tim Scott is respected amongst moderate center-left Democrats:

The last half of that interview is especially inspiring, though the entire interview is good stuff. Democrats will regret rejecting debating on Tim Scott’s JUSTICE Act. According to Sen. Scott, they’ll debate the House bill while adding amendments to the House bill. That will force Democrats to vote for each of the provisions in Sen. Scott’s bill.

That eliminates the Democrats’ ability to say that they didn’t vote for Sen. Scott’s legislation because they didn’t like this or that provision. Each amendment will be a distinct provision. It’s a straight up-or-down vote on each provision. Forcing Democrats to defend each of their votes on the various amendments puts Democrats behind the proverbial 8-ball.

Until Democrats develop a group of good faith dealmakers, their calls for unity will be mostly mythical. As a society, we need voters who emphatically insist that politicians fix problems rather than saving issues for the campaign. Here’s what’s really encouraging. My Twin Cities friend is an old-fashioned, center-left Humphrey-style liberal.

Within the course of our conversation, we figured out a path forward for fixing Twin Cities policing, education and homelessness. The key with us is that we’re both low-key activists. It isn’t difficult to get things done when your highest priority is fixing things rather than worrying about getting re-elected.

It isn’t every day that you see an article where a prominent African-American citizen criticizes Black Lives Matter, aka BLM. This article quotes Muhammad Ali’s son, Muhammad Ali Jr., as saying “Don’t bust up s–t, don’t trash the place. You can peacefully protest. My father would have said, ‘They ain’t nothing but devils.’ My father said, ‘all lives matter.’ I don’t think he’d agree.”

Ali Jr. continued, saying “It’s not just black lives matter, white lives matter, Chinese lives matter, all lives matter, everybody’s life matters. God loves everyone, he never singled anyone out. Killing is wrong no matter who it is,’ Ali said during an hour-long interview with The Post. On police brutality, Ali defended law enforcement in general. ‘Police don’t wake up and think, ‘I’m going to kill a n—-r today or kill a white man. They’re just trying to make it back home to their family in one piece.'”

That isn’t the most incendiary part. This is likely getting the most backlash:

Speaking of Floyd’s killing at the knee of a white Minneapolis police officer, Ali said, “The officer was wrong with killing that person, but people don’t realize there was more footage than what they showed. The guy resisted arrest, the officer was doing his job, but he used the wrong tactic.” He agrees with President Trump that Antifa fomented violence during the Floyd protests and should be labeled a terrorist organization.

“They’re no different from Muslim terrorists. They should all get what they deserve. They’re f–king up businesses, beating up innocent people in the neighborhood, smashing up police stations and shops. They’re terrorists, they’re terrorizing the community. I agree with the peaceful protests, but the Antifa, they need to kill everyone in that thing. Black Lives Matter is not a peaceful protest. Antifa never wanted it peaceful. I would take them all out.”

That will get some attention. This will too:

This, though, will attract the most heat:

“I think Trump’s a good president. My father would have supported him. Trump’s not a racist, he’s for all the people. Democrats are the ones who are racist and not for everybody. These [Democrat politicians] saying Black Lives Matter, who the hell are you to say that? You’re not even black.

Democrats don’t give a s–t about anybody. Hillary Clinton doesn’t give a s–t; she’s trying not to get locked up. Trump is much better than Clinton and Obama. … The only one to do what he said he would do is Donald Trump.”

The biggest question I have is what effect people like Jack Brewer, Pastor Darrell Scott and Sen. Tim Scott are having within the African-American community. Couple that with Candace Owens’ #Blexit Movement. I don’t have the answer to this question but it’s one worth paying attention to — are these this year’s hidden Trump voters?

God’s View on Race
By Ramblin’ Rose

On Memorial Day, a black man was killed by a white man. Shortly thereafter, race riots ensued and the deafening chant was “Black Lives Matter.” Those who responded that “All Lives Matter” were belittled and called bigots.

At times such as these, Christians turn to the Bible for guidance and answers. But this time, there is not as single reference in the Bible about race or when the descendants of Adam and Eve became members of different races. I searched, and I consulted with experts. It isn’t there.

In Jeremiah 13:23a (ESV) we read: “Can the Ethiopian change his skin or the leopard his spots?”

From Genesis 1:26 (ESV) comes the wonderful news that we are created by God in His image. “Then God said, ‘Let us make man[a] in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.'” [a]The Hebrew word for man (adam) is the generic term for mankind and becomes the proper name Adam.

Why would God not mention race in His Holy Word? The answer comes from 1 Samuel 16:7b (ESV) “…For the Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.”

All living creatures have hearts. The human race (yes, all in one) has a heart that has the same design and through which flows blood that transports nutrients and oxygen to the cells and removes the waste materials. All humans have one of four blood types that are each sub-divided into positive and negative for the presence of the Rhesus (Rh) factor. Blood transfusions and organ transplants occur among the races; they are not dependent upon one’s skin tones. If anyone bleeds, the blood is red. We are alike; all people matter.

Throughout history, cultures have offered blood sacrifices to appease their gods. In the Old Testament, God’s People also offered blood sacrifices as a foresight of the perfect sacrifice for all mankind (no reference to race or skin color) by Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God. He took away our sins.

From Matthew 22—the Great Commandment, we learn how to live. We are first to love God and then our neighbor as we do ourselves. If we were to follow that commandment, would our present-day anarchy tear our communities and our country asunder?

What our country needs is a revival, an awakening to the Truth. That is a capital T—Jesus Christ, the Son of God, set us free by His death. In John 14:6 (NKJV), Jesus said “I am the Way, the Truth and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”

Freedom is ours if we trust Him.

Truth, with a lowercase t, is an ideology created by a person…that is the truth that is being applied currently. It places the “self” first and imposes that dogma on neighbors. God probably does not even have a role in the life of those people. The result is the stress and chaos that permeate daily life now.

Fortunately, we do have the earthly blueprint to allow us to apply the Great Commandment…our founding documents—the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Unfortunately, the anarchists are hellbent on destroying our foundation, our culture, our history, and us.

God made us all, and He endowed us all with unique talents to be used to worship and serve Him by serving those in need, whether they’re our neighbors or whether it’s someone we’ve never met before.

We wonder how all the issues will be resolved and order restored to our country and to us. Maybe we “take a knee” and pray to God for His Blessings. We have a great promise in 2 Chronicles 7:14 (ESV): “If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”

We need healing. The time is now!

The Biden campaign hasn’t gotten tested much thus far. It’s beginning to show. Between the podcasts from hell to the interview from hell, it’s clear that Sleepy Joe will need tons of help between now and Election Day. Forget about the national polls showing Biden leading Trump. Forget about the battleground polls that show Biden ahead. They aren’t junk polls but they aren’t predictive, either.

This article frightens the Biden campaign. That’s because of this information:

A new Quinnipiac poll shows that 81 percent of African-Americans support Biden. If that seems high, remember that Clinton won 88 percent of the black vote in 2016 and lost the election. African-American turnout was also down in 2016. In other words, Biden must turn out more black voters than did Hillary and win a larger percentage of their votes. Biden can’t win with 81 percent of a tepid African-American turnout, and his campaign knows it.

This is why the enthusiasm gap matters. In this instance, if President Trump gets 1 in 5 African-American voters and turnout is mediocre, that’ll turn into a Trump trounce of Biden. Whether Trump can pull that off remains to be seen. If Trump increases his percentage of the African-American vote from 8% in 2016 to 12% in 2020, then Trump gets re-elected easily.

Sunday morning, Charlamagne was asked on MSNBC if he believed that this was the Democratic attitude:

I know that’s the attitude. That’s why I don’t even care about the words and the lip service.… It has to come to the point where we stop putting the burden on black voters to show up for Democrats and start putting the burden on Democrats to show up for black voters.… They have to worry about voter depression, people staying home on Election Day because they just aren’t enthused by the candidate.… You can’t act like this is the most important election ever but run a campaign from your basement, not make some real policy commitments to the black community, and not listen to some of the demands that the black community is making.

Charlamagne doesn’t speak for the entire African-American community but he’s listened to by a big portion of the African-American community. At this point, Biden is light years away from locking down their enthusiastic support.

The Biden campaign isn’t ready for the African-American community making demands in exchange for their votes. Biden didn’t hide the fact that he thought his past record was sufficient. Charlamagne’s attitude was kinda a version of ‘what have you done for me lately?’ That isn’t what the Biden campaign is prepared for.

Amy Klobuchar had a no-good, downright terrible weekend this past weekend. Saturday night, she finished ahead of only Tulsi Gabbard in South Carolina’s First-in-the-South Primary. In that primary, she got only 3% of the vote, well behind Joe Biden’s 48%:

After that disappointing finish, she returned to Minnesota with the hopes of rallying her supporters. Instead, #BlackLivesMatters protesters took over the stage right before the event and never relinquished control. After negotiations broke off, the event was cancelled:

Family members of Myon Burrell, a Minnesota teenager who was sentenced to life in prison under then-County Attorney Klobuchar for murder, along with protesters affiliated with the Racial Justice Network, Minneapolis NAACP and others took the stage in Burrell’s honor chanting “Free Myon” and “Black Lives Matter.” CNN has reached out to Nekima Levy Armstrong, a civil rights attorney who was one of the organizers of the protest, for comment. A recently published Associated Press investigation into Burrell’s case labeled his conviction “flawed,” causing some of the same groups present to call for Klobuchar to suspend her campaign.

The image on Sunday was striking. At one point, Klobuchar supporters holding “Amy for America” signs stood on chairs directly across from stage shouting “Amy, Amy,” to shout down the protesters while they responded with “Black Lives Matter” chants. After a brief pause, a majority of crowd joined in the effort to drown out protesters that worked for a brief amount of time, but eventually, the cancellation was announced.

“Ladies and gentleman, thank you very much for coming tonight and for your patience,” the announcer said. “We’re sorry to say that tonight’s event has been canceled. We are sorry for any inconvenience. Please remember to vote on Tuesday.”

#BlackLivesMatter-Minneapolis isn’t alone in calling for Sen. Klobuchar to suspend her campaign. Earlier in the weekend, Sen. Klobuchar tried putting the best spin possible after her disappointing finish:

On Saturday, Klobuchar finished a distant sixth in the South Carolina Democratic Primary, winning a pathetic three percent of the vote. The Minnesota senator only managed to beat Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI), who seemingly fell off the face of the earth after failing to qualify for the last five Democratic debates. But as Klobuchar sees it, she’s still in “the top five vote-getters in the early four primaries and caucuses.” The senator made her delusions known during an interview with a local NBC News affiliate in Memphis, Tennessee on Sunday.

It isn’t likely that Sen. Klobuchar will win many delegates in Super Tuesday voting. It should be noted, though, that she’s leading in home state Minnesota. That lead might not last, though, because Sen. Sanders is flying into Minnesota for a Monday night rally. If Sen. Klobuchar doesn’t do well, the campaign will have a difficult decision to make.

Betsy Hodges’ public humiliation quite likely signals the end of Hodges’ political career. While attempting to announce her pick to be Minneapolis’s police chief, Mayor Hodges was drowned out by protesters attending the press conference.

One protester interrupted Hodges, saying “We ask you for your prompt resignation. We don’t want you as our mayor of Minneapolis anymore. We are asking you that you take your staff with you. We don’t want you to appoint anybody anymore. Your leadership has been very ineffective, and if you don’t remove yourself, we’re going to put somebody in place to remove you. Your police force has terrorized the city enough. Your press conference is ineffective because you won’t let the people in. And you didn’t want to hear us, so you hear me now. We do not want you as our mayor of Minneapolis, and we’re asking you to resign.”

The protesters were there because a Minneapolis police officer shot and killed an Australian woman named Justine Damond:

On Saturday, Justine Damond, a 40-year-old Australian woman living in Minneapolis called 911 to report a possible rape occurring outside of her building in an alley. When officers responded, their body cameras were turned off. When Damond approached the officers’ squad car, one of the officers fired one shot at Damond, fatally wounding her.

This video shows how out-of-control things got:

What’s more is that this isn’t the first controversy Janeé Harteau has been involved in as Minneapolis’s police chief:

Levy-Pounds was among the prominent early supporters of the Black Lives Matter movement in Minneapolis and spoke out against Jamar Clark’s death, pushing for charges against the officers involved. But Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman declined to charge the officers involved in Clark’s death, saying the deadly force was justified. Police Chief Janeé Harteau also found that the officers’ actions were warranted.

The Jamar Clark shooting triggered a city-wide revolt in Minneapolis. It will be difficult to get things under control anytime soon.

According to this article, the protests continue in Charlotte, NC, but that the violence has gone down. That’s a welcome sign for Charlotte-Mecklenburg in the aftermath of the shooting of 43-year-old Keith Lamont Scott.

According to the article, “Protesters flocked to Charlotte for a third straight night Thursday in the latest sign of mounting pressure for police to release video that might resolve the different accounts of the shooting death of a black man. There were contentious moments between demonstrators and police, but it was a far cry from the looting and destruction that was seen Wednesday night. Local officers’ ranks were augmented by members of the National Guard carrying rifles and guarding office buildings against the threat of property damage.”

While that’s definitely a step in the right direction, it isn’t definitive proof that Charlotte-Mecklenburg will soon be quieted down. I wish it was but it’s just a good first step.

Last night was relatively peaceful compared with Tuesday and Wednesday. That’s because “Charlotte Mayor Jennifer Roberts signed documents Thursday night for the citywide curfew that runs from midnight to 6 a.m.” State troopers were also brought in to help with crowd control.

That means North Carolina didn’t make the same mistakes that Jay Nixon made in Ferguson, MO or that Stephanie Rawlings-Blake made in Baltimore, MD.

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