Charles Barkley made some startling comments about black Americans that will drive liberals absolutely crazy,
“One of the reasons we’re never going to be successful as a whole, because of other black people. And for some reason we are brainwashed to think, if you’re not a thug or an idiot, you’re not black enough.”
Barkley is an NBA legend who was interviewed by a local radio station in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. One of the topic that was discussed was the growing number of black American athletes who show disrespect to veterans and our country by refusing to stand for the national anthem.
The former NBA player made no bones in admitting he feels the idea that black people are systemically targeted and discriminated again in white America is nothing more than a myth. He said,
“Unfortunately, as I tell my white friends, we as black people, we’re never going to be successful, not because of you white people, but because of other black people. When you’re black, you have to deal with so much crap in your life from other black people. It’s a dirty, dark secret; I’m glad it’s coming out.”
Barkley spoke out allegedly because of Russell Wilson, the Seattle Seahawks quarterback, criticizing Colin Kaepernick’s antics as well as comments that Wilson was not black enough. The comments were coming from Russell’s fellow teammates so Barkley said,
“If you go to school, make good grades, speak intelligent, and don’t break the law, you’re not a good black person. And it’s a dirty, dark secret. There are a lot of black people who are unintelligent, who don’t have success, It’s best to knock a successful black person down because they’re intelligent, they speak well, they do well in school, and they’re successful…We’re the only ethnic group who say, ‘Hey, if you go to jail, it gives you street cred.’ It’s just typical BS that goes on when you’re black, man.”
It is nice to see someone from the black American community speaking the truth about this controversy. Black people are shamed for saying anything contrary to the narrative that has been created for them where they are oppressed. It takes courage to stand out from the crowd and state an opinion that one knows will not go over well with people of his own race.
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This past week at the White House, President Trump and his staffers and associates hosted the winners of the NCAA championship. He took the opportunity to meet with members of the team from Pennsylvania State and threw a red, white, and blue volleyball up in the air. Also in attendance was the Ohio State University men’s team.
President Trump took a special moment to take a picture with Maryland lacrosse player Dylan Maltz whose originally from Ashburn, Virginia. In the picture, Maltz is seen where a tie celebrating President Trump’s 2016 presidential win. However, despite all the festivities, there were some notable absences. The men’s basketball team from the University of North Carolina and the women’s basketball team from South Carolina were not in attendance.
The Daily Mail reported the following,
“Trump jovially met with other NCAA teams on the South Lawn and various rooms of the White House in their absence on Friday. With the Utah skiing team, he contorted his pointer fingers and thumbs into a ‘U’ shape for their photo together. He and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos prayed with the Oklahoma Women’s Softball Team in the White House’s East Room.
A lot of great athletes,’ he told the Maryland Women’s lacrosse team, jesting that the men and women of the school – both of whom were at the top of their respective divisions – should play each other. In the Red Room of the White House, the president plugged the Second Amendment as he met the West Virginia Rifle team.
‘Second Amendment, right? Save the Second Amendment!’ the president said. He also commented that West Virginia has a ‘great governor’ and is ‘doing well.’ The state’s Democratic governor, Jim Justice, announced a party switch to Republican at a Trump rally in the state this past August.”
Because North Carolina and South Carolina were not present it meant that neither of the NCAA basketball champions were present as they had actually won. The Tarheels had released a statement indicating they were fine with going but could not agree on a date with the White House. The statement revealed the following by spokesman Steve Kirschner,
“We tried about eight or nine dates and between they couldn’t work out that date, we couldn’t work out that date, so – we would have liked to have gone, but not going.”
However, their coach Roy Williams had indicated that when the team won the championship in 2005 that the administration under George W. Bush did not invite them for a solo event. But instead an event similar to the one hosted by President Trump that was in the style of a cattle call.
Yet in 2009 the team did attend the White House when President Obama was in office. It seems the problem is not a date or an invitation but the person who is president. Because they have no problem attending when a Democrat is in office but they do when there is a Republican in office. Williams had publicly disparaged President Trump saying,
“You know, our president tweets out more bulls*** than anybody I’ve ever seen,.”
Indicating that it is, in fact, the President and not the date the team and coach have a problem with. The women’s team from South Carolina took a somewhat similar but unique stance when they refused to come because it took the White House six months to extend an invitation.
Gamecocks Coach Dawn Staley told the Associated Press the following in September,
“We haven’t gotten an invitation yet and that in itself speaks volumes. It’s what it stands for. It’s what national champions do. We did hear from the White House about attending tomorrow’s event, but we will not be able to attend. As I’ve been saying since our practices for this season started, all of our focus is on the season ahead. The only invitation we are thinking about is to the 2018 NCAA Tournament.”
Sports are meant to be a time of happiness and continuity. A time for people to come together and forget all that divides us and enjoy themselves. Yet sports have been disrupted over the last year from their intended and original purpose and it is extremely upsetting. No longer can you turn on the television to watch a simple football game without it turning political, the very thing you are trying to escape when watching a game.
It’s high time to leave politics to the real politicians and sports to the players. When we seem them intermingle it is never a good result. Especially more recently and when it comes to football.
Even though it is not their job it is abundantly clear that it is not the White House, Congress, or the Senate playing politics but these amateur sporting professionals.
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Today President Donald J. Trump invited NCAA championship teams from around the country to The White House, including teams from Penn State, University of Maryland, The University of Utah, University of Florida, and The Ohio State University. Every team accepted, every team except of course one, The South Carolina Women’s Basketball Team.
And the sickest part of the whole “diss” by this team who represents a sport that no one watches or even cares about is the fact that they actually said the team will not “be able to attend” because they have to “practice,” in order to make sure they get their invitation to the “2018 NCAA Tournament.” That allows the Lady Gamecocks to say that their decision to not go to the White House has nothing to do with politics, and everything to do with basketball practice. That strategy, in addition to being strongly disingenuous and which reeks of political biased, has the unfortunate result of making Staley’s team political hacks.
It’s ok, The event was still a huge success. President Trump has enough teams who want to meet with him, and in fact, consider it an honor to do so.
The funny thing about this team’s actions is that the left can’t really embrace this team because although they refused Trump’s invitation they didn’t say they’re not going for political reasons. And the right can’t embrace them because they refused the invite, most likely for political reasons, but didn’t have the “gonads” to say so.
Sources: 3 NBA teams stop staying at Trump-brand hotels in NYC and Chicago
MAt least three NBA teams have stopped staying at Donald Trump-branded hotels this season in part to avoid any implied association with the new president-elect, according to league sources.
Sources told ESPN.com that the Milwaukee Bucks, Memphis Grizzlies and Dallas Mavericks have moved away from Trump hotels in New York City and Chicago, which bear Donald Trump’s name through a licensing agreement.
Sources say that another Eastern Conference team contracted to stay at the Trump SoHo in New York this season has likewise already decided to switch to a different property in Manhattan when its current contract expires at season’s end and that the Trump association is among the factors for the switch.
Seven other teams told ESPN.com on Tuesday that they are still currently scheduled to stay at Trump-branded properties this season.
As a matter of privacy, ESPN has chosen not to name those eight teams in total so as not to publicly identify where they will be staying on this season’s trips for games against the New York Knicks, Brooklyn Nets or Chicago Bulls.
Trump does not currently hold an equity stake in the Trump SoHo hotel, but his company still owns and operates the Chicago property.
Sources say that the Bucks stayed at the Trump International Tower and Hotel in Chicago on a preseason trip to play the Bulls in early October, but met with complications when they tried to make an 11th-hour cancellation. Milwaukee, sources say, has already made other arrangements for its regular-season road games against the Bulls.
The Grizzlies and Mavericks, sources say, have stayed at the Trump SoHo in the past but opted during the offseason to book new New York hotels for this season.
Mavs owner Mark Cuban, speaking Wednesday, told the Associated Press that the decision was “made months ago. Not recently.”
Grizzlies coach David Fizdale, speaking after the team’s shootaround Wednesday in Los Angeles, insisted that where Memphis stays or doesn’t stay is not politically motivated.
“No truth to that,” Fizdale told the Memphis Commercial Appeal on Wednesday. “Our decisions as to what hotels we stay in are made long before any of this election stuff took place. It’s no story.”
Bucks co-owner Marc Lasry and Cuban are both high-profile supporters of Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, who last week lost the race to be the United States’ 45th president to Trump.
Since the election, three prominent NBA coaches — Detroit’s Stan Van Gundy, Golden State’s Steve Kerr and San Antonio’s Gregg Popovich — have publicly addressed the unease that they and some of their players feel in the wake of Trump’s election, starting with the dismay Van Gundy voiced that the country’s new president, in his words, is “openly and brazenly racist and misogynistic and ethnocentric.
Van Gundy addressed the ESPN report Wednesday.
“I think every team’s got to take a look at that,” he said. “I think teams are getting tuned in a little but politically and everything else. And give the players a great deal of credit on that. I’ve been really proud of our own players and the players around the league, that they’re attuned to what’s going on and they’re going to stand up for their values. I think that’s impressive.”
Jabari Parker of the Bucks commended team ownership for its decision.
“I’m pretty proud for my owner, representing us and representing himself,” Parker told USA Today, “and not trying to represent our organization with controversy. You don’t want to endorse hate; you don’t want to endorse racism. You don’t want to support controversy.
“I’m really proud we won’t be staying there because I couldn’t be comfortable being around him and his businesses. I know he’s our president. But it’s just going to take some time. And he hasn’t publicly come out with an apology for anyone or for the things he said.
“And I’m connected to all the ideologies he disrespects. I was named after a Muslim. My mother is basically an immigrant because she came from Tonga. Her rights as a woman — she got less pay. I’m black and he’s said some controversial stuff about black people. When it comes to me not supporting Donald Trump, it’s pretty much correlated to the things he has said.”ESPN contacted all 30 teams this week to ask about their travel plans in New York and other NBA cities that feature Trump-branded hotels, which include Chicago, Miami, Toronto and Washington.
Several teams that have stayed at the Trump SoHo in particular in the past told ESPN that they are not staying there this season but did not specifically attribute the switch to any political reason. Several more said that they’ve never stayed at Trump-branded hotels.
NBA teams typically make their hotel arrangements for the coming season in August after the league releases the full 1,230-game schedule for the regular season. But formal data detailing where teams stay is not maintained on a leaguewide basis.
One travel expert familiar with NBA accounts told ESPN.com on Tuesday that the Trump SoHo has emerged in recent years as an increasingly popular property throughout the league because more teams are coming to New York for two-game trips since the Nets moved from New Jersey to Brooklyn starting with the 2012-13 season.
Really? You refuse to take a day to go to the White House to meet the president because you have to practice? I wonder what would have happened if white baseball players would have refused to meet with former President Barack Hussein Obama because they had to “practice.”
Please share if you would boycott this team if not for the fact no one even watches Women’sBasketball, tobegin with….
As one of the NFL’s biggest sponsors, Budweiser let it be known this week that they aren’t backing down to many Americans’ demands that they pull their support from the sport that allows protests to continue. Now, they have come out with a new commercial that is leaving every Military family in the country in complete shock.
The beer company offered a public statement that didn’t condone the National Anthem kneelers but also didn’t discredit them. They spoke of support for our military members who have and are defending our freedom but left a lot to be desired in making a real statement through assertive action.
Yahoo Finance compiled the responses of sponsors to the protest, most of which carried the disappointing theme that they considered the actions of players to be freedom of speech. The official report from Anheuser-Busch reads:
“On Monday night, a spokesperson for Anheuser-Busch InBev sent Yahoo Finance this statement, which appears to fall into the play-it-safe, neutral category along with Under Armour and Ford:
“At Anheuser-Busch, we have a long heritage of supporting the institutions and values that have made America so strong. That includes our armed forces and the national anthem as well as diversity, equality, and freedom of speech. We proudly employ over 1,100 military veterans and we work every day to create an inclusive environment for all of our employees. Because only together can we achieve our dream of bringing people together for a better world.”
While their politically correct statement seems to be playing it really safe on the issue, their commercial sends a very clear message that not everyone is going to appreciate. Perhaps Anheuser-Busch realized the fine line they were walking with who their customers are. True Americans who bleed red, white, and blue and are boycotting the NFL are the ones who drink their beer, not those who support these anti-patriotic protests.
The company’s recent commercial represents this, bringing the attention back to where it belongs — on the sacrifice of those who fight to defend our flag that entitled sports stars are kneeling before.
When you reach into the cooler this weekend and pop open a cold one while spending time with those you love, Budweiser hopes you think of them and drink one of their beers while not watching football. With that plan in mind, they created a special commercial to commemorate our nation’s independence and many Americans were floored at what they saw.
It’s been a year of beer debacles a major brewing company like Heineken going down the misguided path behind liberal coffee giant Starbucks in mixing politics with their products. Budweiser also decided to mix the two but in a much different way that left their customer base in awe and ensured that they are the staple beverage for beer drinkers at cookouts across the country.
If this doesn’t make you bleed red, white, and blue for the rest of the year, I don’t know what will. I mean, what’s more American than beer, Marines, Star Wars and helping veterans?
Star Wars star Adam Driver (better known as Kylo Ren) is a Marine veteran who has achieved his dream of becoming an actor. Now, he wants to give back, with the help of Budweiser’s “Folds Of Honor” program.
Budweiser created a docu-movie of sort in their moving ad that really tugs at the heartstrings of every country-loving patriot in the country. Driver is seen traveling across the country to meet up the real daughter of an actual wounded Army vet, John Williams, who had been severely injured during a training exercise. The hero’s daughter, Hayley Grace Williams, is currently studying to become a nurse and had written into the “Folds of Honor” program in hopes of getting a scholarship to help facilitate her dreams.
“Because of his injury, Williams was not able to go overseas and was medically discharged,” Right Wing News explains. “His daughter has been forced to work 40 hours a week to pay for her final year of school, which is going to cost $44,000. In her letter, Hayley explains that the weight she carries is so great that she may not be able to finish her final year of schooling.”
While Heineken preaches to red-blooded Americans about “open borders” on their bottles, Budweiser took the patriotic approach rather than using divisive political rhetoric to sell beer. The sales should speak for themselves in that Heineken lost a huge portion of their customer base and Budweiser reinstated they’re truly the “king of beers.”
Here is what the Heineken bottle reads:
Here’s To An Open World
To a world without borders or barriers. To the belief that there is more that unites us than divides us. To find common ground to raise a bottle with the person next to you. Because a stranger is just a friend that you haven’t had a cold Heineken with yet.
Open Your World.
While Heineken thinks that what unites people is open borders, Budweiser understands that true red, white, and blue patriotism is what America really needs right now. That means doing more for those who fought and sacrificed for this country, than those who cross the border illegally. There are homeless, hurting veterans that need our attention and help before refugees and illegal immigrants. If liberals really cared about coming together and unifying people, their concern would be for those who defended their right to complain about “open borders.”
While we don’t get paid to promote any beer brand at Freedom Daily, you can bet that we’ll be buying a brew with real American values and not one with an agenda to push, like Heineken. We hope that everyone has a happy and safe Independence Day, drinks responsibly, and supports a brand that backs America and our heroes who fought for this country.