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It’s A Private Thing

Posted in uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on April 4, 2021 by andelino

LeBron James, a senior employee of the “pro-China sports league” commonly known as the “National Basketball Association” (NBA), is refusing to use his platform as a “global celebrity” to promote the COVID-19 vaccine.

James, who has consistently asserted his obligation to speak out “on everything that’s going on around this country and around the world,” declined to answer a reporter’s question about whether he intended to get vaccinated.

“That’s a conversation that my family and I will have,” he said. “Pretty much keep that to a private thing.”

The NBA star’s “refusal” to speak out and encourage others to take the vaccine is a “huge blow” to the scientific community and to all who believe in science.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, among others, has expressed “extreme confidence” in the safety of the FDA-approved vaccines, and has urged every American to “get vaccinated as quickly and as expeditiously as possible.”

James’s insistence that believing in science or not is a “private thing” runs contrary to his recent response to criticism of his “political” activism.

Last month, Swedish soccer player Zlatan Ibrahimovic argued that James and other famous athletes should “do what you’re good at” and avoid getting involved in politics.

The soccer star’s critique echoed an infamous line from Fox News host Laura Ingraham, who in 2018 suggested James and other NBA activists should “shut up and dribble.”

“I would never shut up about things that are wrong,” James said last month when asked about Ibrahimovic’s comments. “I’ll use my platform to continue to shed light on everything that’s going on around this country and around the world. There’s no way I would ever just stick to sports, because I understand how powerful this platform and my voice is.”

According to a fact-checking analysis, the COVID-19 vaccine appears to fall into the category of “everything that’s going on around this country and around the world.”

The same is true of the Chinese government’s “authoritarian crackdown” on pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong, as well as the “genocidal atrocities” being perpetrated against China’s population of Uighur Muslims.

James was one of the NBA’s most outspoken critics of former Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey, who in December 2019 tweeted his support for Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protesters.

After Beijing threatened financial repercussions in response to Morey’s support for democracy, James slammed the league executive as “misinformed or not really educated on the situation.”

James has a $1 billion “sneaker contract” with Nike, a company that relies on Chinese “slave” manufacturing and is heavily invested in the Chinese market.

He argued that “many people could have been harmed, not only financially but physically, emotionally, spiritually” as a result of Morey’s implicit critique of Chinese authoritarianism.

“Yes, we do have freedom of speech,” he said. “But there can be a lot of negative that comes with that, too.”

In October 2020, Rudy Gobert of the Utah Jazz became the first NBA player to publicly “denounce” China’s treatment of its Uighur population.

“Wrong is wrong,” the French national wrote in response to an Instagram post about the plight of Uighur Muslims, millions of whom are “detained and tortured in concentration camps in China.”

Hypocrite LeBron James has yet to weigh in on the plight of Uighur Muslims. Maybe it’s a “private thing.”

LeBron James Not Encouraging Young and Black Americans to Get Vaccinated is Disappointing

Shut Up and Dribble

Posted in uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on January 17, 2021 by andelino

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Has A Lot In Common With Laura Ingraham And LeBron James
By Jason Whitlock

Fox News host Laura Ingraham’s “shut up and dribble” mantra is beginning to gain traction and credibility among “Hall of Fame” athletes.

You remember two years ago when Ingraham forcefully questioned the political acumen of high school graduate-turned-NBA scholar LeBron James? She was shouted down as a “racist.”

Well, now she’s not alone in dismissing and/or demeaning the political/social commentary of athletes and other celebrities.

On his Fox Sports TV show, Shannon Sharpe, the all-time great NFL tight end, recently told NBA star Kyrie Irving to stick to playing basketball and leave the “social commentary” to more qualified people.

And in a column for The Hollywood Reporter, NBA legend and all-time leading scorer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar argued that virtually all celebrities need to “shut up or face cancellation.”

The final paragraph of Jabbar’s column summarized his unwitting alliance with Ingraham.

“Many Americans imbue stars with political and social intelligence they just don’t have. Great success in one field can lead to the delusion that all your thoughts are great. It doesn’t help to be surrounded by fawning people whose job it is to agree with everything you say. The irresponsibility of tweeting irrational and harmful opinions to millions, regardless of the damaging consequences to their country or people’s lives, proves that those stars deserve harsh backlash.”

Now, to be fair, Jabbar’s column was intended to scold celebrities who do not stick to social media-approved liberal talking points. Jabbar blasted Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling for her unapproved opinions about transgender people. Jabbar criticized Rudy Giuliani for his support of President Trump.

Jabbar asserted that Giuliani’s allegations of 2020 election fraud “does immediate harm to the foundation of society.”

Jabbar wrote: “Giuliani’s attacks on the integrity of the 2020 elections, without any substantive evidence, has undermined the democratic process. A post-election poll indicated 77 percent of Republicans think Joe Biden won because of fraud. Since no credible proof has ever been shown, this opinion can only be held because they practice flat-earther, anti-vaxxer cult-think.”

Jabbar called for social media companies to be more aggressive in “silencing” or placing warnings on false tweets and messages that incite violence or cause harm to society.

I’d like to ask Kareem a question.

What about Black Lives Matter? What about the false narrative that American law enforcement is on an unchecked killing spree of black men? Should we place warnings on those tweets and messages? Should the athletes and celebrities who promote the false narrative that the average black person should live in fear of law enforcement face harsh backlash?

There’s more anecdotal evidence of “election fraud” than there is anecdotal evidence of race-based “police brutality.”

Countless studies and all the data refute the narrative that police are killing black people at some alarming rate. According to the Washington Post, police have killed 220 black people and 420 white people in 2020. That’s about right on average for the last decade. The overwhelming majority of people killed by police are criminal suspects who “resist arrest.”

Athletes and celebrities pretend that law-abiding black people are at high risk of being killed by police. It’s a “lie.”

The Black Lives Matter lie has actually incited violence and done harm to society. Let’s start at the beginning — Michael Brown and Ferguson, Missouri.

Social media helped spread the lie that Brown was killed with his hands up while surrendering to officer Darren Wilson. This lie led to weeks of rioting, looting and violence in Ferguson and across America. Eric Holder, Obama’s black attorney general, investigated the Michael Brown shooting and concluded Darren Wilson did nothing wrong.

Despite Holder’s investigation, the Michael Brown lie lives on. It’s still promoted via social media. It’s at the foundation of the false narrative that police are randomly killing black men.

How many buildings have been burned to the ground based on the BLM false narrative? How many businesses have been destroyed? How many police officers shot? How many lives lost? How much damage has been done to our democratic process and race relations?

As it relates to allegations of “election fraud”, has there been any violence? Any riots?

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar wants the opinions he disagrees with “silenced” and the ones he agrees with “amplified.” His opinion piece in The Hollywood Reporter paints him as a “spoiled, delusional elitist with a false sense of social intelligence. “

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar cries just like LeBron James.

Kareem careens out of reality: Driven by GOP hatred
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar calls for censorship of celebrities whose opinions he dislikes

Shifty Schiff

Posted in uncategorized with tags , , , on November 16, 2019 by andelino

Is impeachment all about the SCOTUS?
By: Patricia McCarthy

The Democrats continue to “embarrass” themselves in their effort to “remove” President Trump from office. Adam Schiff, the face of their crusade, is an “incompetent fool who never learned the first rule of holes. He keeps digging. He interrogates his chosen witnesses in secret, refuses to let the Republicans ask certain questions, and orders the witnesses not to answer questions he does not like.

For the public hearings, he is allowing the Republicans no witnesses and ordered them not to even bring up the so-called whistleblower. To do so would of course implicate Schiff himself and his underhanded, “illegal manipulation” of the process to jump-start this nonsensical inquiry over a phone call during which there was nothing inappropriate said by President Trump or President Zelensky. Schiff knows this but assumes that the rest of us are ignorant boobs incapable of noticing his “abject misdirection, lunacy, and malignity.”

It is a safe bet that many of his Democrat colleagues in the House are “disgusted” by his tactics but are too “spineless” to object. If they are not “offended” by what Schiff is doing, they all need to go, for that would mean they all hope to ignore or at least “abrogate” the Constitution.

Laura Ingraham, on the mark as always, had this to say: “This is impeachment by emotion, inference and third hand accounts.” She went on to say about the comically obtuse Eric Swalwell that “if this is a clown wedding, he’s the maid of honor.” Indeed. The man still claims that Mueller proved Russia collusion; apparently, he does not read the news. Swalwell is “Laurel to Schiff’s Hardy.” They should go on the road.

The question remains: “why on Earth are they doing this?” It is blowing up in their faces. Schiff’s witnesses are, for the most part, “exonerating” President Trump. Schiff just releases the carefully edited excerpts of the transcripts that Schiff thinks make his case. Lt. Col. Vindman is a nasty, bureaucratic partisan who stated that his allegiance is to his “Inter-Agencies,” not the country, not his commander-in-chief. The others either simply presume and admit they know nothing or outright expose themselves as naked partisans.

The public will not fall for Schiff’s orchestrated “hit job” in the obvious style of Lavrentiy Beria“Show me the man and I’ll find you the crime.” That is precisely what Schiff is doing: “searching desperately for a crime where none exists.” But why? Why make such a fool of himself? Why would Pelosi not put a stop to this nonsense? Could it be the Left’s fear of Trump selecting the next “justice” of the Supreme Court?  Perhaps.

What is the most important issue for the Left? “Unrestricted abortion, under any and all circumstances, even after birth.” All other issues are secondary to them. They want “open borders, no voter ID, Venezuela-style socialism, and a massive welfare state” that allows the government to “control” the population. They embrace the man-made climate change nonsense. But nothing is as precious to the Left as free access to abortion. They do not believe in the “sanctity of life,” even for a baby born alive.

They fear that Roe may be overturned if Trump chooses another Supreme Court justice. That may be what the current “impeachment” absurdity is all about. Planned Parenthood performs about 350K abortions a year. It is the company’s bread and butter, along with selling the “body parts and organs” of the aborted fetuses. They are not about to let anything “interfere” with their gravy train. PP funnels many, many millions of dollars into supporters of their cause in Congress. They will go to the mat to prevent a “pro-life justice” from being confirmed to the SCOTUS.

This just may be what is behind the Democrats’ last-ditch plan to “unseat” President Trump: “the continued free access to the elimination of unwanted human lives.” Could it be? Yes, it could. They “hate” President Trump because he is the better man, the more “decent” person than they are, and they know that his supporters know it. We all wish Ruth Bader Ginsburg an even longer life in good health, but the Democrats always plan ahead.

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