eBay to Ban Sale of Confederate Flag Merchandise … Really, They Missed A Lot and They Seemed to Have Forgot to Remove the 2008 Hillary Clinton Campaign Buttons

This is what the slippery slope of censorship looks like … Its one thing for a State not to fly it at the Capitol, but now comes the purge of all things with the Confederate flag.

The hypocrisy of Hillary Clinton and the Confederate Flag …

It would appear that eBay has jumped on the band wagon to ban the sale of Confederate flag merchandise. According to eBay spokesperson Johnna Hoff, “We have decided to prohibit Confederate flags, and many items containing this image, because we believe it has become a contemporary symbol of divisiveness and racism.” REALLY? Because as of this morning, a simple search on eBay of “Confederate flag” brought up over 10 pages, 50 items on each page, of Confederate flag merchandise. So what is next, pretending like Civil War never took place and the scrubbing of Southern history?

I personally think slavery was one of our darkest hours in the United States and this existence of racism and bigotry is reprehensible; however, I find the exploitation of a heinous crime disgusting as well. This country has made great strides from the days of slavery, more so than many other countries where it continues today. I am not a fan of the Confederate flag, I am not from the South, I am more of a “Don’t Tread on Me” flag fan. But how long will it be before that symbol offends people? Hell, we have people in this country that are offended by the American flag, Old Glory.

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How About this One?

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Even Hillary Clinton chimed in on South Carolina’s removal of the Confederate flag from the Capitol building, but maybe Hillary would like to discuss her 2008 Hillary Clinton campaign buttons with the Confederate flag on them complete with Stars and Bars. By the way, that button is for sale on eBay. Oh, but that’s different, that was 8 years ago, what difference does it make. Right? In the video below Hillary Clinton said, “recognizing  it as a symbol of our nation’s racist past, that has no place in our present or our future.” Did she feel that way when Bill Clinton signed a Law Honoring Confederacy in Arkansas Flag?  Then comes Hillary’s anti-free speech comment, “It shouldn’t fly there, it shouldn’t fly anywhere.” Sorry folks, as long as people are allowed to burn the American flag as an example of free speech, flying a Confederate flag has to be allowed as well. You don’t get to allow one and not the other.

Hillary Clinton Says she appreciates the removal of Confederate Flag, but what about her campaign buttons?

eBay will ban the sale of Confederate flag merchandise, the auction site announced Tuesday, in a decision that follows in the steps of major retailers like Walmart and Sears.

“We have decided to prohibit Confederate flags, and many items containing this image, because we believe it has become a contemporary symbol of divisiveness and racism,” eBay spokesperson Johnna Hoff said in an email to CNN. “This decision is consistent with our long-standing policy that prohibits items that promote or glorify hatred, violence and racial intolerance.”

Hoff added that the company continually monitors and evaluates its 800 million products on its site to ensure that they are “consistent with our core purpose.”

The company’s decision mirrors that of Walmart and Sears, which have also removed Confederate flag products from their stores.

The controversial flag has come under intense scrutiny following a racially motivated mass shooting in Charleston, South Carolina, that left nine African-Americans dead in a historic church. On Monday, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley also called on the Confederate flag to be taken down from the state’s capitol grounds.

Rapper Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs Arrested after Assaulting UCLA Strength & Conditioning Football Coach Sal Alosi

HIP-HOP HELICOPTER DAD ARRESTED …

42 year old rapper, Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs, was arrested Monday on the campus of UCLA and charged with assault with a deadly weapon after an altercation with a UCLA assistant football coach. Diddy’s son, Justin, is a  football player with the UCLA Bruins. As reported at TMZ Sports, Diddy allegedly attacked UCLA strength and conditioning coach coach with a kettlebell weight. Diddy was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon, which is a felony. Diddy was supposedly confronting the assistant coach because coach Sal Alosi was “riding Justin badly” and told him not to come back until the end of the summer. Can you say “Helicopter” dad?

According to accounts, the incident was captured on video.

 

TMZ Sports:

P. Diddy has been arrested for allegedly getting into a fight with a football coach at UCLA … where his son is on the team, TMZ Sports has learned.

We’re told Campus Police took the music mogul into custody early Monday afternoon. Diddy’s son, Justin Combs, is a defensive back on the team. We’re told the fight went down at the UCLA athletic facility.

One source says a strength and conditioning coach was screaming at Justin on the field during a strength and conditioning session. We’re told the coach “was riding Justin, screaming intensely at him.” Diddy watched the whole thing from the sideline.

At some point later, we’re told Diddy confronted the coach in his office and grabbed him. Diddy was arrested for assault.

Kettlebell

UPDATE I: Football coach Jim Mora issued the following statement:

“I’m thankful that our staff showed the level of professionalism that they did in handling this situation. This is an unfortunate incident for all parties involved.  While UCPD continues to review this matter, we will let the legal process run its course and refrain from further comment at this time.”

UPDATE II: Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs Released on Bail After Alleged Assault.

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THE GOLFER IN CHIEF: Barack Obama Goes Golfing in Drought Ravaged California

ARE YOU KIDDING ME … OBAMA GOES GOLFING ON THE LUSH GREENS IN PALM SPRINGS IN THE MIDST OF A DROUGHT IN CALI?

Could Barack Obama be more of an uncaring, elitists hypocrite? It is well documented that this man has some type of mental obsession when it comes to playing golf as he has provided some of the worst optics of any president, especially rushing to play golf following his address to the nation the day after video of James Foley being beheaded by ISIS. Now, in the midst of California’s terrible drought, where water restrictions are in place and people are being fined for the over-use of water, the Golfer in Chief headed to Palm Springs to play golf for the weekend. ARE YOU JOKING?  As the Washington Times aptly states, it is par for the course! Obama swoops into drought-ravaged Calif. for golf weekend.

Where is the liberal LEFT and the environmental-wackos losing their minds over this? Their beloved Obamamessiah playing golf on the biggest waste of water going? Image if he were a Republican what the hue & cry would be. Honestly, he just doesn’t care and the rules do not apply to King Obama. He would tell you to sacrifice, but not for thee.

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With four fund-raisers and an awkward reconciliation with the House minority leader, Nancy Pelosi, behind him, President Obama returned to a beloved golf oasis here for a weekend getaway with friends.

This time, though, was different. A punishing drought has raised questions about whether such oases can survive, and about the president’s weekend here.

The vast emerald green courses in the area are watered by a disappearing Colorado River and an underground aquifer that has fallen about 55 feet since 1970.

While environmentalists generally support the president, some grumbled that he needed to take up a new hobby or indulge it someplace else.

“President Obama needs to take a mulligan and rethink golfing in Palm Springs in the middle of a drought,” said Erich Pica, the president of Friends of the Earth, using a golfing term that refers to a do-over after a bad shot. “It takes copious amounts of water to maintain a golf course, and it just sends the wrong message to the people of California just as they are being asked to cut back on water use.”

Meanwhile, on Father’s Day, Michelle Obama, Sasha and Malia were no where to be found as they were in Europe. Another fantastic optic.

MLB Cyber Crime: ST. Louis Cardinals Investigated for Hacking Into Houston Astros’ Database

Forget Deflate-gate, what about HACK-GATE …

Forget about “Deflate-gate” or “Moneyball” welcome to HACK-BALL. The St. Louis cardinals find themselves in the cross-hairs of an FBI and Justice Department investigation into the allegations that they hacked into the databases of MLB’s Houston Astros. This makes Deflategate, Spygate, etc pale in comparison. Why? Because the Feds are involved. This is going to be very interesting as to where this leads. So far no one in the Cardinal organization has been suspended or fired.

MLB needed a new scandal to deal with other than PED.

HACKED

Front-office personnel for the St. Louis Cardinals, one of the most successful teams in baseball over the past two decades, are under investigation by the F.B.I. and Justice Department prosecutors, accused of hacking into an internal network of the Houston Astros to steal closely guarded information about players.

Investigators have uncovered evidence that Cardinals employees broke into a network of the Astros that housed special databases the team had built, law enforcement officials said. Internal discussions about trades, proprietary statistics and scouting reports were compromised, said the officials, who were not authorized to discuss a continuing investigation.

The officials did not say which employees were the focus of the investigation or whether the team’s highest-ranking officials were aware of the hacking or authorized it. The investigation is being led by the F.B.I.’s Houston field office and has progressed to the point that subpoenas have been served on the Cardinals and Major League Baseball for electronic correspondence.

Law enforcement officials believe the hacking was executed by vengeful front-office employees for the Cardinals hoping to wreak havoc on the work of Jeff Luhnow, the Astros’ general manager, who had been a successful and polarizing executive with the Cardinals until 2011.

IRS Finds 6,400 New Lois Lerner Emails, But Have Not Released Them Because They Are Making Sure that None of the Emails are Duplicates

TRY TELLING THE IRS THAT YOU ARE NOT RESPONDING TO THEM BECAUSE YOU ARE MAKING SURE YOU DON’T SEND THEM DUPLICATE DOCUMENTS …

The IRS has found 6,400 more Lois Lerner email, but they are not releasing as per court order because they are making sure none of the emails are duplicates and they don’t want to waste anyone’s time. LETS JUST CALL BULL$HIT RIGHT NOW. All the IRS has done with regards to the Lois Lerner emails and IRS scandal of targeting conservative non-profit organizations is stone wall and waste people’s time. WHO ARE YOU KIDDING! I am sure Judicial Watch does not care whether there are duplicate, they will weed them out. The IRS needs to produce the emails, and produce them NOW!

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The Internal Revenue Service found 6,400 more Lois Lerner emails — but they’re not handing them over in court.

The IRS’ latest excuses are nothing short of infuriating.

Department of Justice lawyers Geoffrey J. Klimas and Stephanie Sasarak, acting as counsel for the IRS, submitted a U.S. District Court filing June 12 in the case Judicial Watch v. Internal Revenue Service. The court filing, provided to The Daily Caller, claims the IRS received new Lerner emails from the Treasury Department’s inspector general (TIGTA) but can’t fork over the emails to Judicial Watch, a nonprofit group suing to get the emails. Why? Because the IRS is busy making sure that none of the emails are duplicates  – you know, so as not to waste anyone’s time.

However, the inspector general already made sure that none of the emails were duplicates, so the IRS’ latest excuse falls flat. Here are takeaways from the court filing.

This is just another example that this organization thinks they are above the law and answer to no one.

Self-Proclaimed Black Woman Rachel Dolezal Once Sued Howard University for Discrimination Because She Was a White Woman

And just when you thought the story of Rachel Dolezal couldn’t get any more bizarre … Thanks Caityn Jenner, you have opened up the I feel therefore I am generation …

The Smoking Gun is reporting that Rachel Dolezal, the white woman who had pretended she was black and the former head of the NAACP Spokane, WA chapter, once sued Howard University for discrimination because she was a white woman. HUH? According to a Court of Appeals opinion, Dolezal’s lawsuit “claimed discrimination based on race, pregnancy, family responsibilities and gender.” Her lawsuit was dismissed in 2004 and later the appeal was upheld by the DC Court of Appeals. So as of 2004, Ms. Dolezal considered herself a white woman. So she is black one minute when it suits her purpose and white the next. Somewhere along the way she went from a discriminated white woman by a black institution to a black woman heading up an NAACP chapter. Who finds this rather interesting and calculating?

Read the lawsuit HERE.

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 Rachel Dolezal … the chameleon woman

The NAACP official who today resigned in the face of evidence that she masqueraded as black once sued Howard University for denying her teaching posts and a scholarship because she was a white woman, The Smoking Gun has learned.

Rachel Dolezal, 37, who headed the NAACP’s Spokane, Washington chapter, sued Howard for discrimination in 2002, the year she graduated from the historically black college with a Master of Fine Arts degree.

Dolezal, then known as Rachel Moore, named the university and Professor Alfred Smith as defendants in a lawsuit filed in Washington, D.C.’s Superior Court. During the pendency of the civil case, Smith was chairman of Howard’s Department of Art.

According to a Court of Appeals opinion, Dolezal’s lawsuit “claimed discrimination based on race, pregnancy, family responsibilities and gender.” She alleged that Smith and other school officials improperly blocked her appointment to a teaching assistant post, rejected her application for a post-graduate instructorship, and denied her scholarship aid while she was a student.

Judge Zoe Bush dismissed Dolezal’s complaint in February 2004, 18 months after the lawsuit was filed and Dolezal was deposed on several occasions. Bush found no evidence that Dolezal was discriminated on the basis of race or other factors. The D.C. Court of Appeals subsequently affirmed Bush’s decision.

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So let’s under stand this, as the Jawa Report opines,  Rachel Dolezal has railed against white people and championed the black cause, yet she sued Howard University, a predominantly black college for discrimination. Go figure. So she had her civil rights violated by a black college because she was white, yet she now is a black woman speaking of the ills of whitey. So where is her story to further her narrative of discrimination against white people? She seems to have forgot that portion of her life.

EXIT QUESTION: Did anyone in the NAACP ever bother to vet this woman?

LeBron James Says, ‘I Feel Confident Because I’m the Best Player in the World’

WOW, HE MIGHT BE THE BEST PLAYER IN THE WORLD, BUT HUMBLE HE AIN’T …

Last night following Game 5 of the NBA Finals that saw the Golden State Warriors defeat the Cleveland Cavs 104-91, LeBron James was asked in the post game presser, whether James was feeling more free because there’s less pressure due to the team being undermanned? His response was, “I feel confident because I’m the best player in the world. It’s simple.” Seriously, that may be true, and may be not … but I am not sure if you say it. Being stated that you are the best player in the world should probably be left for others to say. It comes off as a bit arrogant and self-centered to say when you are losing the series.

It is obvious that LeBron James feels he has to do everything because on injuries he has nothing around him. The reason why he has a stat line with 40 points and a triple double is because there is no one else on the team. But dude stay classy, learn to be a bit humble. Just a reminder to LeBron when he starts putting out there “best player in the world,” two words … Michael Jordan. Two more words for LeBron … 6 NBA Championships.

CBS Sports:

LeBron: ‘I feel confident because I’m the best player in the world’

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James was asked about his confidence and comfort level in the NBA Finals after Sunday’s Game 5, a 104-91 Golden State Warriors victory. A reporter suggested that perhaps James was feeling more free because there’s less pressure due to the team being undermanned, referencing the deep 3s he made in the fourth quarter.

“Nah,” James responded. “I feel confident because I’m the best player in the world. It’s simple.”

The reporter pressed on, asking if there’s less pressure with this particular Finals team.

“Nah,” James said again. “It’s the Finals. It’s something you dream of when you’re a kid. And for me, I put the work in. I put the work in every single day, either when you guys are there, when you guys are not there. Some of our beat writers see me, they know how much work I put into it. And I give everything to my teammates. And when you’re true to the game, it doesn’t matter if it’s a regular-season game or a Finals game, you just go out and trust what you put into the game and you live with the results.

Response from the sports world regarding LeBron’s comments … If this team was constructed without Irving or Love, they wouldn’t win 20 games let alone make the Finals. On a side note, the Golden State Warriors should not be all that ecstatic either. They are being forced to the limit by one player. What would Golden State look like if all they had was Stephen Curry and no Klay Thompson or  Andre Iguodala? The minute Kyrie Irving went down with the injury in game 1, the Warriors should have swept this series.

Daily Commentary – Monday, June 15, 2015 – Some in the Media are Just “Out to Lunch” … CNN Anchor Fredricka Whitfield Called the Dallas Gunman “Courageous and Brave”

  • Like CNN Anchor, Fredricka Whitfield who called the Dallas gunman “Courageous and Brave”. WTF?

Daily Commentary – Monday, June 15, 2015 Download

UPDATE I: The CNN anchor was forced to backtrack following the furrow that ensued from the comment … claims she misspoke.

Misspoke? This liberal media fool purposely used the words “Courageous and Brave” to describe the Dallas gunman who fired upon the police. Now, because of the backlash against her she is coming up with the lame apology of, I misspoke. Whitfield told views on Sunday, “I in no way believe the gunman was courageous nor brave.” REALLY … THEN WHY DID YOU SAY IT!!!

CNN host Fredricka Whitfield has addressed the controversy surrounding on-air comments she made during coverage of the shooting at Dallas Police headquarters, saying she “misspoke.”

“Yesterday, during a segment on the Dallas Police Department attack, I used the words ‘courageous’ and ‘brave’ when discussing the gunman. I misspoke,” Whitfield told viewers on Sunday. “I in no way believe the gunman was courageous nor brave.”

The original VIDEO can be seen HERE.

Bob Costas Says of ESPN Awarding the Arthur Ashe Award for Courage to Caitlyn Jenner … “It is Just a Crass Exploitation Play, Its a Tabloid Play.”

BOB COSTAS GOES THERE AND NAILS IT …

Bob Costas is going to catch hell for this and be labeled a transgenderist bigot. In a radio interview with Dan Patrick on The Dan Patrick Show, Bob Costas was asked what he thought of Bruce Caitlyn Jenner winning the Arthur Ashe Award for Courage. Costas called it a PR stunt, a crass exploitative, tabloid play. I have not always agreed with Coastas’ opinions, especially when it comes to his liberal views on the Second Amendment, however, I have always enjoyed him as a sports announcer since his play by play days with the Spirits of St. Louis of the ABA and he positively, absolutely explains the Caityn Jenner situation perfectly.

However, it strikes me that awarding the Arthur Ashe award to Caitlyn Jenner is just a crass exploitation play. It’s a tabloid play. In the broad world of sports, I’m pretty sure they could have found—and this is not anything against Caitlyn Jenner—I’m pretty sure they could have found someone who was much closer to actively involved in sports, who would have been deserving of what that award represents.

Only some one like Costas, a liberal who has built up a tremendous amount of sports capital, could get away with making such strong opinions that speak for many. Lesser folks would get destroyed by the LGBT hit squads. Bob Costas wished Caitlyn all the happiness in the world and all the peace of mind in the world, which any civilized person would do. However, that does not mean that Caitlyn is the only human being in the world and is deserving of every award and have it pushed down our throats. The media is in the business of exploitation and that is exactly what ESPN is doing in a “crass” way.

Dan Patrick agreed and followed up with, “I was with you. It felt a little too reality show, tabloid show that all of a sudden lets jump in with Caitlyn Jenner.  Bob Costas went on to say, “It feels lets lets buy into the Keeping up with the Kardashian culture that has over taken a good part of the cultural landscape. That’s a train that left the station no matter how you and I feel out it.”  Sadly, he is correct.

Skip to 7:45 for the relevant Discussion

Dead Spin: Costas expresses his disapproval of ESPN’s decision to give its made-up award to Jenner … This is all an “exploitation play,”

I wish Caitlyn all the happiness in the world and all the peace of mind in the world.

However, it strikes me that awarding the Arthur Ashe award to Caitlyn Jenner is just a crass exploitation play. It’s a tabloid play. In the broad world of sports, I’m pretty sure they could have found—and this is not anything against Caitlyn Jenner—I’m pretty sure they could have found someone who was much closer to actively involved in sports, who would have been deserving of what that award represents.

That’s not to say that it doesn’t take some measure of personal courage to do what Caitlyn Jenner has done, but I think that ever year we look across the landscape of sports, and we find prominent people and kids in high school and amateur athletes who I think more closely fit the description of what they’re looking for or should be looking for there. And I think this is a play to pump up audience the way lots of things are put on television, to attract eyeballs, not because of the validity, but because of whatever the kind of gawker factor is.

Previous Winners of the Arthur Ashe Award for Courage. We can see with the last two choices that ESPN has gone the route of the LGBT and is in fear of losing sight as to what they are and who their fan base is. Just a reminder to ESPN, the “S” stands for SPORTS.

1993     Jim Valvano (Award Video and Speech)
1994     Steve Palermo
1995     Howard Cosell
1996     Loretta Claiborne
1997     Muhammad Ali
1998     Dean Smith
1999     Billie Jean King
2000     Dave Sanders (posthumously)
2001     Cathy Freeman
2002     Todd Beamer, Mark Bingham, Tom Burnett, and Jeremy Glick (posthumously)[1]
2003     Pat Tillman and Kevin Tillman[2]
2004     George Weah
2005     Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah and Jim MacLaren
2006     Roia Ahmad and Shamila Kohestani
2007     Trevor Ringland and David Cullen from Peace Players International
2008     Tommie Smith and John Carlos
2009     Nelson Mandela
2010     Family of Ed Thomas
2011     Dewey Bozella
2012     Pat Summitt (Award Video and Speech)
2013     Robin Roberts
2014     Michael Sam
2015     Caitlyn Jenner

Rev. Ronald Wright of Justice Seekers Texas Warned Americans That a Domestic Terror Attack is Coming “And the Group is Not Going to be ISIS, It’s Going to be USIS”

DID THIS BLACK ACTIVIST PASTOR JUST THREATEN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA WITH A DOMESTIC TERROR ATTACK?

In the aftermath of the out of control pool party in McKinney, Texas caught on VIDEO, the subsequent police reaction to the mob of unruly kids, the protests  and the resignation of the police officer Eric Casebolt comes the following disgusting, race-baiting and UN-Holy comments from Rev. Ronald Wright of Justice Seekers. Really, is this type of race-baiting rhetoric really necessary?

“We’re setting the stage for a terrorist attack in this country. And the group is not going to be ISIS, it’s going to be USIS, us against these unjust law officers and people who continue to allow racism to grow into this city.”

 Rev. Ronald Wright, executive director of Justice Seekers Texas, warned of ISIS-style terror attacks in America from “us” because of “unjust law officers and people who continue to allow racism to grow into this city.” Where is his aarrest for making a terrorist threat? They forgot to mention is their mission statement, focusing on Domestic Terror attacks from USIS.

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