Once Again Barack Obama Uninformed … Turns Out that an Overwhelming Majority of Americans Do Not Want Redskin’s Name Changed, Including Native Americans
Just how uninformed is the smartest President ever?
Over the weekend President commented that if he was the owner of the Washington Redskins, he would consider changing the name. Obama’s exact words were that if the name Redskins offended “a sizable group of people” then the name should be changed. HUH? Maybe Obama should have done his home work before he mouthed off about something that he knows little about. But then again, he has a history of making divisive comments and acting “stupidly”. As it turns out, a sizable amount of people are for the Redskins name to stay as it is. An AP poll from April 2013 shows that 79% of Americans believe that the Redskins should keep their name as is. How is that for wide-spread support Mr. President?
One would think that there are greater priorities as President than the name of a privately owned professional sports team
But a new Associated Press-GfK poll shows that nationally, “Redskins” still enjoys widespread support. Nearly four in five Americans don’t think the team should change its name, the survey found. Only 11 percent think it should be changed, while 8 percent weren’t sure and 2 percent didn’t answer.
Although 79 percent favor keeping the name, that does represent a 10 percentage point drop from the last national poll on the subject, conducted in 1992 by The Washington Post and ABC News just before the team won its most recent Super Bowl. Then, 89 percent said the name should not be changed, and 7 percent said it should.
The AP-GfK poll was conducted from April 11-15 and included interviews with 1,004 adults on both land lines and cell phones. It has a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 3.9 percentage points.
Attorney Lanny Davis responded for the Washington Redskins in an effort to inform Obama.
Hours after President Barack Obama said he would “think about changing” the Redskins team name because it offends “a sizable group of people,” the organization responded in a statement through attorney Lanny Davis.
“As a supporter of President Obama, I am sure the President is not aware that in the highly respected independent Annenberg Institute poll (taken in 2004) with a national sample of Native Americans, 9 out of 10 Native Americans said they were not bothered by the name the ‘Washington Redskins.’” Davis said. “The President made these comments to the Associated Press, but he was apparently unaware that an April 2013 AP poll showed that 8 out of 10 of all Americans in a national sample don’t think the Washington Redskins’ name should be changed.
From the Divider in Chief: Barack Obama Says If He Owned the Washington Redskins He Would Think About Changing the Name
PRIORITIES from the Community Agitator …
With a US economy on the skids, record number of Americans on food stamps, a government shut down, a pending debt limit default and a national debt about to go over $17 trillion … President Barack Obama returns to his divisive ways and thinks discussing the name of the NFL Washington Redskins is some national, important issue. Barack Obama told the AP that is he was the owner of the Washington Redskins, he would think about changing their name. For one sir, you are not their owner so basically your opinion means nothing. You would think that Obama would be more concerned with not barricading WWII memorials and preventing ‘Our Greatest Generation’ heroes from visiting a memorial that honors them. But no, Obama goes back to discussing racism instead.
Since Chief Shitting Bull has already been taken, maybe we can refer to Obama as Chief Who Speaks With Forked Teleprompter
President Barack Obama says he would “think about changing” the Washington Redskins’ name if he owned the football team as he waded into the controversy involving a word many consider offensive to Native Americans.
Obama, in an interview with The Associated Press, said team names such as the Redskins offend “a sizable group of people.” He said that while fans get attached to the names, nostalgia may not be a good enough reason to keep them in place.
“I don’t know whether our attachment to a particular name should override the real legitimate concerns that people have about these things,” he said in the interview, which was conducted Friday at the White House.
An avid sports fan who roots for his hometown Chicago Bears, Obama said he doesn’t think Washington football fans are purposely trying to offend American Indians. “I don’t want to detract from the wonderful Redskins fans that are here. They love their team and rightly so,” he said.
Kansas City Soccer Fans Turns a National Anthem Foul Up into an Amazing and ‘Chilling’ Moment of Patriotism
The following rendition of the United States National Anthem will bring chills, especially when you realize how it all came about. Fans come to the rescue and belt out the National Anthem that was a moving and powerful expression of patriotism.
During Friday’s Sporting KC Major League Soccer game, technical difficulties plagued what was supposed to be a performance by Dr. Cameron Smith. His moment to shine was thwarted by a faulty public address system and two misbehaving microphones. So that’s when the fans in Kansas City decided to step up and deliver a rousing rendition of the song themselves.
The result? As one person who caught it on video put it, “chilling.”
Former St. Louis Rams Practice Squad Player T.Y. Nsekhe Gets Hammered in Backlash after Tweeting Anti-Military Comments … ‘It Doesn’t Take Much Skill To Kill Someone’
Anti-military Tweet from former St. Louis Ram Offensive lineman was quite offensive …
It all started after an individual Tweeted that she found it hard to believe that an individual wearing a helmet defending a football makes more money than a soldier wearing a helmet defending his country. I actually second that opinion as it is the soldier who makes our country free so that another individual has the right to play football. The dim-witted and cut practice squad offensive lineman then Tweeted, “It doesn’t take much skill to kill someone.” Wow, really? So an out of work football player who only played in 2 games thinks they can make it through military basic training, wanna bet?
Rams head coach Jeff Fisher said Nsekhe wasn’t in the NFL because he’s “not necessarily a deep thinker, OK?”
The incident started after someone named Morgan Reed – under the Twitter handle @_Morganism_ – tweeted “Hard to believe that a player in a helmet defendin’ a football makes more money than a soldier in a helmet defendin’ his country.”
Offensive tacke Ty Nsekhe (@TY_Nsekhe), who was on the Rams practice squad in 2012, then responded, “It doesn’t take much skill to kill someone.”
The opinions Nsekhe shared via social media are his own and are completely contradictory to the values of our organization and the priority we place on military and veteran appreciation.
The St. Louis Rams are grateful for the sacrifices our military and their families make in order to defend our freedom and protect our great nation. The Rams have a longstanding commitment to our military and veterans and that commitment has only been strengthened under Head Coach Jeff Fisher, a passionate supporter of the military and everything that they represent. We find it deplorable that anyone would express any feelings other than extreme gratitude for the service that our country’s military provides.
UPDATE I: T.Y. Nsekhe is in full retreat and spin mode as he tries to apologize for his ignorant comment. Sorry, no one is buying it.
Former St. Louis Rams practice player T.Y. Nsekhe apologized to fans after facing intense backlash for a tweet he sent out a Tweet Monday night dismissing the talent of those in the U.S. military.
“In no way were my comments meant to demean the members of our US armed forces,” Nsekhe said. “I recognize the sacrifices these members make so that all American’s [sic] can enjoy the freedoms our soldiers [sic] skills have afforded us.”
Tommy Morrison, the former heavyweight champion, and who played the role of Tommy Gunn in “Rocky V” alongside Sylvester Stallone, has died at the age of 44. Morrison died in an Omaha, Nebraska hospital late Sunday night. Morrison died at approximately 11:50 p.m. with his wife, Trisha, beside him. No cause of death was provided. In 1993, Morrison beat Foreman to win the WBO heavyweight title, but by February of 1996, Morrison had tested positive for HIV and his boxing career was over. He had denied he had the disease but was unable to attain a boxing license. His wife also denied the allegations. Morrison finished with a record of 48-3-1 with 42 knockouts.
Holden declined to comment Monday on the cause of Morrison’s death.
“I don’t know what the official cause of death at the hospital will be,” he said.
As reported in USA Today, Morrison’s license was quickly suspended by Nevada, and the ban was, in effect, upheld by every other sanctioning body. Morrison said at a news conference he’d never fight again, blaming his plight on a “permissive, fast and reckless lifestyle.” Sadly, it would appear that his lifestyle never changed.
Tommy Morrison, the former heavyweight champion who stood toe-to-toe with Lennox Lewis and George Foreman and later tested positive for HIV, died Monday. He was 44.
Morrison died Sunday night at a Nebraska hospital, said Tony Holden, his longtime promoter and close friend. The family would not disclose the cause of death.
In 1993, Morrison beat Foreman to win the WBO heavyweight title, only to lose it to unheralded Michael Bentt in a defeat that scuttled a showdown with Lewis. Morrison would fight Lewis a couple of years later, getting knocked out in the sixth round in Atlantic City, N.J.
Check Out the Fake Injury from Last Nights Clemson Tiger – Georgia Bulldog Football Game … #84 Told to Lay Down Pretending Injury to Stop the Clemson Fast Break Offense
THE NCAA BETTER DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS OBVIOUS CHEATING, OR ARE THEY ONLY GOING TO SUSPEND THE PLAYER FOR A HALF ALSO?
CHEATERS!!! The NCAA could not seem to find it in themselves to properly penalize Johnny Manziel for his alleged autograph signing and potential profiting from it, but they better find a way to stop the recurrent cheating by teams faking injuries on defense to stop the pace of the game and the high attack offenses like the Clemson Tigers. Watch the video below and see the obvious cheating by the University of George defense. One player, #5 CB Damian Swann, looks to the sidelines to the coaching staff, then you see him tell the other player, #84 LB Leonard Floyd, to go down on the ground and pretend like he was injured. The effect, stopping the flow of the game and the “tempo” of the high octane Clemson Tiger offense with triplets, QB Taj Boyd, WR Sammie Watkins, RB Roderick McDowell.
This type of obvious cheating has got to be punished as it is taking away from the integrity of the game. If the defensive players cannot suck it up and play, then either the coaching staff needs to take a time out or they better do some better conditioning during training camp. However, the refs need to start calling 15 yard unsportsmanlike penalties. And if it continues to occur, players need to be suspended. This kind of stuff happened to Clemson during last years Chick-fil-a Bowl when the Clemson offense ran 100 offensive plays on the LSU defense and the defenders were dropping like flies and constantly taking a knee claiming injury.
One thing is for certain, the NCAA needs to penalize this obvious cheating, for the good and the integrity of the game.
Let’s get some thing perfectly clear, I could care less about the Clemson Tigers, I am a SEC fan, I just thing that it is a bush league play to fake an injury as a form of defense against an offense that you can’t keep up with. I say this no matter who does it. When it is so obvious that is what is going on, as almost like it has become a defensive call.
Lamar Odom Missing … Family Has Not Been in Contact With NBA Player for 72 Hours … Concern is He’s Hiding Out While on Crack Cocaine Binge
TMZ is reporting that NBA player Lamar Odom is missing and his family has not been in contact with him for 72 hours. Khloe Kardashian threw him out of the house Wednesday after attempting an intervention, but rejected by Odom. Sources close to Mr. Odom and Khloe Kardashian are afraid he’s hiding out on a crack binge.
Lamar Odom has vanished and everyone in his life fears the worst — that he’s off somewhere on a drug binge … TMZ has learned.
Sources connected to the NBA star tell us people on Lamar’s side, and on the Kardashian side have not been able to find Lamar or contact him for nearly 72 hours — and we’re told the main concern is he’s hiding out while doing crack cocaine.
As TMZ first reported … Khloe Kardashian threw him out of the house Wednesday after attempting an intervention which Lamar squarely rejected.
Former NFL linebacker, 34 year old Jamie Winborn has been missing since Friday, August 23, 2013 in Atlanta, GA. His wife has not seen hims since Friday and called police regarding his erratic behavior. She told them that he had drugs and a gun at their home. According to accounts, Winborn has been recently battling cancer. The police paid a visit to the couple’s home in the quiet cul-de-sac of High Falls Court in Southwest Atlanta, where officers removed several weapons and marijuana from the home. Jamie Winborn played ten seasons in the NFL with the San Fransisco 49ers, Jacksonville Jaguars, Tampa Bay Bucs, Denver Broncos, Houston Texans and the Tennessee Titans.
Police haven’t issued an arrest warrant and despite Winborn’s odd behavior they don’t believe he is a danger to either himself or the public.
Winborn hasn’t been seen since Friday. His wife called police with concerns about his behavior, and she told them he had guns and drugs in the home, according to WSB-TV.
Officers removed several weapons and marijuana from the home. There are reports that Winborn has been battling cancer.
He played football at Vanderbilt University before making it in the NFL. The Titans released him three years ago.
- Then innings later hits a home run in the sixth inning against same Boston Red Sox pitcher
A fan has died at Turner Field in Atlanta, GA as he fell 65 feet to his death during last nights Braves – Phillies game. The incident occurred at approximately 8:55 PM. Atlanta Police spokesman John Chafee stated, “It appears that the male fell from an upper-level platform to a secured lot below.” The man was rushed to Atlanta Medical Center where he later died from his injuries. Authorities do not believe this was a case of foul play, it appears to have been accidental. An investigation continues.
Chafee said the fall occurred on the stadium’s back side. He said witnesses described the fall as accidental, but that police were not releasing other details of what they said.
He said he did not know if wet conditions or alcohol were factors.
According to the Fulton County Medical Examiner, the man has been identified as 29 year old Ronald Homer of Conyers, GA.
A man died after he fell about 65 feet from an upper level of Atlanta’s Turner Field during a Braves-Phillies game Monday, police said.
The man fell shortly before 8:55 p.m at the stadium and landed in a secured parking lot.
Atlanta police said the fall appeared to be accidental and added it was too early to tell if alcohol played a factor.
In 2008, Justin Hayes fell 150 feet to his death during an Atlanta Braves & NY Mets game.