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Disgusting Saints Players Make Navy Vet Pay After He Refused To Accept ‘Tainted’ Award On Their Field

Frank Lea

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Retired Navy Cmdr. John Wells was scheduled to receive an award from the New Orleans Saints during an NFL football game. The ceremony and delivery of the reward to our great Navy veteran was right there in the Superdome when the Saints hosted the Buccaneers, but the Saints got something they didn’t expect. Mr. Wells refused the award and stated several really good reasons why he was no longer interested.

The award is called the Peoples Health Champion award. This award is for people age 65 and older. and it recognizes people in Louisiana who are known to have exceptional achievements. The award was thoughtfully rejected and Mr. Wells sent the Saints players a letter explaining himself and why he would not feel right accepting this award.

Wells thought about it and penned a very stern, yet heartfelt letter that opened him up to the players but remained strict within the confines of his comfort level and explanatory text. Wells letter read “Although I am touched and honored to be selected for such an award, the ongoing controversy with NFL players’ disrespect for the national flag forces me to decline to participate in the presentation.” He admits that he’s honored to receive the award as most people would be flattered to be rewarded in the Superdome. However, he simply couldn’t step foot in the stadium that’s blurred with unclear visions of the American flag. People stand; people take a knee, and there’s simply no unity like there used to be. Wells sees that amid the disrespect coming from the millionaire players and he just could not find the will power to walk into a building torn by divisive protests based on freedoms fought for us by so many deserving troops. The freedom they fought for allows for protest, but stuffing politics into entertainment like a social justice warrior turkey is not the right place or time for their platform of protest. It’s the players’ right to protest on their platform, but it’s the wrong platform, and surely the millionaire athletes are seeing the horrendous results of their actions.

Wells’ letter to the New Orleans Saints also stated that “Since this award is tainted with the dishonorable actions of the NFL and its players, I cannot accept it…To do so would be hypocritical” and he’s absolutely right. Imagine walking into a place where some of the employees take a knee for everything you fought for but want to present an award to you at the same time. Does that make any sense whatsoever? Perhaps in a far leftist mind that’s perfectly sensible, but for anyone moderate or right, that’s just common sense that it’s nonsensical for a veteran to even step foot in a building where they feel disrespected.

The New Orleans Saints, who admit that their crowd boos when they “take a knee,” responded to the “no thank you” of the Navy Veteran. The Saints organization had a few choice words for the Veteran and this is where it becomes a pointless back and forth thanks to disrespectful players “taking a knee” to protest.

They reminded Wells that they’ve stood for every other National Anthem performance, but there was one game in particular where more players than usual dropped to their knees in retaliation to President Trump calling them “sons of bitches” and essentially provoking a response. The response to “take a knee” doesn’t make sense because taking a knee isn’t an insult to Trump who has not ever served in the military. It might be a statement in the form of a protest, but there’s nothing about taking a knee that will mean anything to Trump personally. If the players were truly upset with Trump’s comments, then they should’ve protested outside of the White House where their protest would make sense. Instead, they chose a pointless and divisive approach that only turned out to be a massive disappointment and cause a lot of fans to shun the game and even spark a few backyard bonfires using NFL jerseys as firewood.

The Saints response was seemingly defensive of the protest and quite disappointing. How do they go from being Hurricane Katrina heroes and winning the Super Bowl to protesting entitled overpaid people who disrespect others? The mighty have fallen and landed right next to their sinking ratings.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell did say after those meetings, “We believe everyone should stand for the national anthem.” He added that the league would “continue to encourage” players to stand.

Goodell knows what’s right, but he seems very frightened and reluctant to pull the trigger on a ban of taking a knee. The NBA most likely requires players to stand during the National Anthem as I believe it’s part of the league rules. Why can’t it be the same for the NFL? Is it because Goodell is white and he’s scared to be called a racist if he creates a rule that requires players be respectful? It wouldn’t be a bad rule for the league to have.

Wells’ letter commented on the commissioner and it seems like Wells was unhappy with Goodell’s lack of action on the matter.
“I had hoped and prayed that the NFL would outlaw these disgraceful protests and wanted to give the commissioner and the owners a fair opportunity to do so,” Wells said in his letter. “Their failure to act is a slap in the face to all of those who have served in uniform. Men and women have fought and died for the flag that the players are disrespecting.”

Maybe one day the NFL players will realize they have more privilege than most people on the planet and decide to act respectfully and remember to be thankful for being so lucky.

Some people are still begging for $15 an hour while these guys make an average blue collar salary in a few weeks.

Let that sink in.

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BREAKING!! Apache Pilots Mark First West Point Wedding…Then Everyone Sees The Bride…ARE YOU OK WITH THIS?

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Being a member of the United States Armed Forces is a title that brings a unique kind of respect. No matter what branch you are a part of, if you wear the uniform that says you’ve promised to protect this great nation with your life, that demands a level of respect that few other vocations bring with them. Almost any adult with an appropriate amount level of physical health can enlist in the military, but not just any can go to one of the elite military academies.

According to The Balance, in order to qualify for one of the most well known military academies, West Point, you must be a United States citizen, between the ages of 17 and 23, you must not be married, pregnant, or have a legal obligation to support a child or children. If you are a naturalized citizen, you must provide documentation. There are also academic qualifications and (last by not least) you must obtain a nomination, normally from a United States Congressman or a Senator. In other words; they only take the cream of the crop, and it’s a huge deal to get in.

That’s why they have the reputation that they do. Unfortunately, as so often happens when there is a militant agenda at play, certain groups have been trying for some time to force their way into the elite academy. As of just a few days ago, the LGBTQ community was finally able to leave their stamp on the hallowed grounds forever. The Daily Mail glowingly reports that two Apache pilots were finally able to be the first gay couple married at West Point:

“Two army captains exchanged vows at West Point in what is believed to be the first active-duty, same-sex marriage at the esteemed United States Military Academy.

Daniel Hall, 30, and Vincent Franchino, 26, are both Apache helicopter pilots and were married at the New York school’s Cadet Chapel on Saturday, January 13, the New York Times reports.

The captains, who are now stationed together at Fort Bliss in Texas, were married in front of 150 family members and friends, 34 of whom were military officers.’

Daniel Hall (left) and Vincent Franchino (right) kiss while receiving a saber-arch salute as they exit the United States Military Academy’s Cadet Chapel, at which they were married on January 13

The couple sported their blue army uniforms and received a saber-arch salute as they left the chapel. Their reception was held at Skylands Manor in New Jersey.

Franchino and Hall met in August 2009, back when the former was a freshman (or ‘plebe’ in the school’s parlance) and the latter was a senior (or ‘firstie’).

As part of a school tradition in which the plebes seek to hold up departing seniors, Franchino hid under Hall’s bed and popped out to scare him.

‘Dan was so startled, he jumped over his desk,’ Franchino told the New York Times.

Their bond grew when both participated in a mentorship program but they were not able to publicly express their feelings due to ‘don’t ask, don’t tell,’ a Bill Clinton-effected policy that was repealed under Barack Obama in 2011

Later in 2010, they chose each other for a mentorship program – Franchino as mentee and Hall as mentor. It was at this point that their feelings for each other developed.

But because of the Bill Clinton-effected 1993 policy of ‘don’t ask, don’t tell,’ which barred homosexual servicemen and servicewomen from being ‘out’ in the military, they could not show their feelings.

‘We were serving under a policy that was telling all of us — perfectly capable soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines — to lie about ourselves,’ Hall told the New York Times.

They are pictured getting engaged. Their bond has withstood multiple challenges – – being called f****ts while on dates, being deployed to different locations overseas – to get to the point where they could walk down the aisle together

But when ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ was repealed under Barack Obama in 2011, they came out in public with their relationship.

They weathered multiple challenges – being called f****ts while on dates, being deployed to different locations overseas – to get to the point where they could walk down the aisle together.

At one point, when Hall was deployed along with his Boeing AH-64 Apache to South Korea, they called their relationship off temporarily.

But they got back together and may now hope to live happily ever after.

The couple, which will now go by the last name Franchino-Hall, enjoyed their first dance as married men to ‘La Vie En Rose’ by Edith Piaf.”

What might to many be considered a hallmark of the military finally catching up with the times, is to many others a slap in the face of what the U.S. was supposed to stand for. Whether liberals like it or not, we were founded as a Christian nation, and even if you’re of the opinion the government shouldn’t tell you who you can and can’t be in a relationship with, they also weren’t required to condone it.

No matter how you look at it, this is a landmark event, and one that will be remembered for decades to come. West Point has once again made history, let’ just hope the military giants of the past have looked away and are not seeing what has been done with their legacy.

[H/T:  Daily Mail]

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BREAKING NEWS!! Cops Around The Nation On HIGH ALERT After Shocking Discovery!

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First responders go through a lot in an effort to keep us safe. From the police officers who put themselves in between innocent civilians and the bullets of lawbreakers to the firefighters who literally run into the flames to save perfect strangers, many of us owe our lives to these brave men and women, and some of us may not even realize it. We owe them every bit of respect and honor that we can muster. But not everyone views it that way; unfortunately the criminals, and those who sympathize with them, consider themselves to be at odds with law enforcement and really anyone wearing a uniform. They point to the rare cases when a cop goes bad, or a snap judgment goes the wrong way, and say that the entire legal system is stacked against them.

Anyone who believes that law enforcement is out to get them is probably living the kind of life that makes it true. If they are chronic lawbreakers and have put themselves at odds with those who keep the peace, they should expect that their days might be disrupted by any run-ins with police. That’s how it should be, and it’s what keeps crime down. Things go bad though when these reprobates decide to make a preemptive strike and harm the unsuspecting officers. LEO Affairs reports that there is a sick new trick that those opposed to law and justice have been playing on officers in Kansas. Instead of going after them while they’re wearing the uniform, they’ve been loosening the tires on their vehicles so that they are likely to be involved in an accident on their way home:

“Kaitlyn Alanis
The Wichita Eagle

The Ellsworth Police Department is warning community members about loose lug nuts on vehicles within and outside city limits.

The department has received several calls over the last few weeks regarding loose lug nuts on vehicles in addition to reports of tires coming off while vehicles are in motion. Lug nuts are used to secure tires on vehicles.

‘So far about the only common theme on the vehicles involved have been, the owners are first responders (law enforcement, fire and EMS),’ the department posted on Facebook. ‘No City or County vehicles have been found with loose lug nuts but their personal vehicles or family members vehicles have.’

No injuries have been reported, but vehicles have been damaged.

‘I urge anyone reading this statement to check the lug nuts on their vehicle,’ Chief Emil Halfhill posted. ‘If you’re unable to personally check them have someone do it for you.

‘I also have a message for those involved in loosening the lug nuts,’ Halfhill continued. ‘It may seem like a funny or minor thing to do. But when we find you, you can and will be charged with any damage caused by your mischievous behavior and also take note if anyone is injured as a result you will be charged with that as well.’

If your vehicle’s lug nuts are loose and you live in the Ellsworth area, Halfhill said to call dispatch at 785-472-4416 and ask to speak with an officer.”

There’s little that would bring down the full fury of law enforcement more than going after one of their own, and doing it while they’re trying to make it home safely to their family is an even bigger offense. Anyone involved in this should be thoroughly ashamed of themselves, and fear for their future, as soon as local police find out who is responsible.

Here’s the Facebook post in its entirety:

“URGENT SAFETY NOTICE.

The Ellsworth Police Department has taken a few calls over the last few weeks regarding loose lug nuts found on vehicles.

These vehicles have belonged to citizens both within the City limits of Ellsworth and outside.

There have also been reports of wheels coming off of vehicles while in motion. To date no injuries have been reported, however, damage has occurred to the vehicles as a result.

So far about the only common theme on the vehicles involved have been, the owners are first responders (law enforcement, fire, and EMS). No City or County vehicles have been found with loose lug nuts but their personal vehicles or family members vehicles have.

I urge anyone reading this statement to check the lug nuts on their vehicle. If you’re unable to personally check them have someone do it for you.

I also have a message for those involved in loosening the lug nuts. It may seem like a funny or minor thing to do. But when we find you, you can and will be charged with any damage caused by your mischievous behavior and also take note if anyone is injured as a result you will be charged with that as well.

If you find your lug nuts are loose please contact dispatch at 785-472-4416 to speak with an officer about the incident.

Chief Halfhill.”

[H/T: LEO Affairs]

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BREAKING!! TRUMP DID IT!! DC TOURIST SHOCKED After Shutdown!

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Over the last 24 hours, the country has been plunged into chaos after the government shutdown. Well, that is what the Democrats would love for you to believe but lo and behold everything is working just fine and will continue to despite the hysteria the mainstream media has pushed. In fact, the majority of Americans will not notice a thing gone awry since only non-essential government workers were affected by this liberal grandstanding for illegal immigrants.

However, that was not the case back in 2013 when Barack Obama threw his temper tantrum by refusing to negotiate with Republicans on how to fund the government. Instead, Obama shut the government down but not before he realized that when he did no one would really notice his dramatic gesture and things would continue to work despite their absence. So, Obama decided with his flair for dramatic, ramped up the theatrics by closing down the national parks which included the World War II Memorial in Washington.

Even during the shutdown of 2013, the House Committee on Natural Resources noted that “the Obama Administration is going out of its way to take unreasonable and unnecessary steps to block public access to parks and monuments that aren’t warranted by a government shutdown.”

“In addition, none of these D.C. memorials were closed during the last government shutdown in 1995-1996 under the Clinton Administration. The Obama Administration’s closing of these sites is not something they are required to do; it’s something they are CHOOSING to do. The Obama Administration wants the effects of this government shutdown to be as painful as possible.”

However, that was then, and this is now, and here we are in the midst of another government shutdown, but something is very different. Instead of crying and making a public scene President Trump is allowing this absurd liberal hissy fit to run its course leaving the theatrics out of it which many government workers and tourists noticed today.

Just one day into the shutdown Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke went to work cleaning up trash on the National Mall and speaking to school children with a smile on Sunday morning. Nope, Zinke was not out of a job or turning people away from the memorials but doing what he does every day.

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Here is more from The Daily Caller:

“We’re not putting up barricades,” Zinke told The Daily Caller in an interview. “Absolutely not. We’re passing out brochures until we run out of brochures. I’ll be out here every day.”

Zinke and much of the federal government has had the vast majority of staff furloughed due to the government shutdown. 

The shutdown happened on Friday when Democrats refused to vote for a GOP budget bill that kept the government funded. A shutdown means all “non-essential” government workers get furloughed and the rest go without pay until Congress can pass a funding bill.

Photo credits: Twitter

The last government shutdown was in 2013 under the Obama administration. For that shutdown, the Department of Interior made the controversial decision to close public parks, monuments, and battlefields. The decision led to some comical and ultimately sad stories of children having their D.C. school trips canceled and veterans not being able to visit monuments built in their honor.

However, if you were looking for similar headlines under the Trump administration, keep looking.

Photo credits: Twitter

In the first hours of the government shutdown Secretary Zinke was making plans for how to keep America’s public parks open. In the early hours of Saturday morning, Zinke met with public affairs and maintenance staff to run through a plan to keep memorials on the National Mall open. He then spoke with garbagemen who will be picking up trash on the Mall one last time before the city of D.C. takes over for them.

Zinke then got into his car and drove to the WWII memorial to greet visitors and hand out maps and helped with directions. “I spent the morning walking around, giving brochures out,” Zinke said. “I got a lot of thanks from both sides of the aisle. We will not weaponize our public lands.”

“The visitor experience will be diminished,” Zinke admitted, noting that some museums and public service will take a hit during the shutdown. “But to the degree possible, we will keep our public lands open. They should not be used as a political weapon.”

Photo credits: Twitter

Zinke said public parks, monuments, and the battlefields “belong to the people and not the government,” and noted that people will see a “significant difference” between the Trump administration and Obama’s in the way public lands are managed during a shutdown.

Now, of course, this government shutdown is unnecessary, but since it happened, it is great to see the vast difference between Obama and Trump’s leadership. Obama chose to make the American people hurt every chance he got, while Trump is in the business of protecting the American people and our culture.

Hopefully, this ridiculous government shutdown will end, and we can get back to work on making America great again, but with the left who knows how long they will draw this out.

H/T [The Daily Caller]

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