The NFL allows all kinds of ads during the Super Bowl. Some are for erectile dysfunction and a lot for alcohol, particularly beer. There are sexually suggestive ads and there are ads that support things like gun control. Some teams in the NFL even promote things like Obamacare.
But the NFL has standards don’t you know. The NFL will not allow ads that do not meet their standards, such that they are. Yes, while the NFL allows ads FOR gun control and that show scantily clad women serving beer to men who take pills for erectile dysfunction one thing the NFL will not stand for is an ad that promotes self defense.
Daniel Defense has an ad that shows a veteran talking about his responsibility to protect his family. A gun is never mentioned though a picture of one appears at the end in the Daniel Defense logo.
This is apparently too much for the NFL, an organization that has a whole lot of violent law breakers smashing each other for our entertainment. Colion Noir has this to say about it:
Noir is absolutely correct in his assessment. No one with a half a brain who sees the commercial can disagree with it but the NFL will not allow it.
I can understand the desire of the NFL to have standards but it is hard for it to make a case when it allows questionable ads and when it books halftime shows that should come with parental warnings.
Never surrender, never submit.
Before I begin and someone decides to tell me that private organizations can decide their own policies let me point out that taxpayers paid for most (if not all) of the stadiums used in the National Football League.
The terrorists have won. It is that simple. You can no longer take a diaper bag into an NFL stadium. Nor can you take camera bags, purses larger than a clutch bag, fanny packs or any other kind of bag except for a clear 12″ x 6″ plastic bag (with or without a team logo) or a zip lock bag no larger than the above limit (a 1 gallon bag). And you can only carry one of those.
No backpacks, no briefcases (who takes one of those), no anything except the plastic bag OR a bag with medically necessary equipment.
Hell, you can’t even carry a seat cushion.
By the way, the teams will be more than happy to sell you a plastic bag (with logo) to carry your stuff.
This is partly in response to the Boston Marathon Bombing which involved a pressure cooker inside a backpack. None of these rules would have stopped it because people could have easily used explosives another way.
But, this will make us feel better.
Look, I get it. The world is dangerous but will this stop some deranged terrorist wannabe from causing chaos and killing people? No because there are plenty of ways to sneak explosives into the stadium. A determined terrorist could fly a plane load of explosives in or use a radio controlled device. I imagine they could get a small drone if they wanted to.
The world is a dangerous place. How many sports events have been blown up in the US compared to the number that has taken place? One marathon. Hundreds of baseball games take place each week and people carry bags in. For years since 9/11 people have taken bags into the NFL stadiums and nothing bad has happened.
Should these bags be subject to inspection? Absolutely but banning them, while it might make it a little safer, is an overreaction and really only makes it easier for the teams to get people in. They won’t have to spend time screening bags.
If they allowed most types of bags and screened them as they had in the past then those folks could go through tighter security and everyone else the standard screening.
But the NFL has imposed tough restrictions in the name of security in order to spend less time screening bags.
I would expect that the team should no longer sell any item at the stadium that you could not bring in (excluding things like food and alcohol). That would include those seat cushions and the nice backpacks and other (banned) bags they sell.
I rarely go to a game and when I do I don’t carry much. But I also know that at some point we have to realize that there are risks in life. We also have to realize that this policy will do little to stop a determined person.
It will however, inconvenience a lot of people.
We are at the point where the terrorists have won, at least in the NFL.
Unless you stay home and watch the game on TV.
That is better anyway. No lines at the bathroom.
Never surrender, never submit.
Sep 3, 2011 Political
Barack Obama ignored the rules of the House and Senate and said he wanted to give an address to a joint session on September 7th, the day Congress gets back to work. It was logistically impossible because the invite needs to come from the Congress and it needs to be approved by both chambers. The Congress gets back at 1830 on the 7th and it takes time to pass such a resolution. Not to mention that it takes about three hours to properly sweep the Capital for a presidential visit.
Obama did this under the guise that he needs to get right on this jobs issue. It is of utmost importance and he needs to get on it right away. He has been in office for over two years and has been claiming all that time that he is focused like a laser on jobs and the results have been disastrous. Couple this with the fact that he went on vacation for about two weeks and that he has given a number of speeches about jobs and one has to wonder why he absolutely had to have a joint session on the 7th.
That night there is a Republican presidential debate and Thursday is opening day of the NFL season. Obama decided that he would rather take the spotlight off the Republican debate rather than interrupt the start of the NFL season. The White House was gracious enough to say the network holding the debate was free to move the time to accommodate the important address to a joint session of Congress. How nice…
The Speaker of the House sent a letter indicating it would be logistically impossible to have the joint session on the 7th so Obama capitulated and took the 8th instead.
This was an amateur political move by Obama because he was hoping to take some of the attention away from the folks from which his challenger will come. I am glad Speaker Boehner told him to pick another night but I think if they could have done it they should have. It would make Obama look small and, if the Republicans pushed the start of their debate back, they could watch Obama and then hammer him while the speech is fresh in people’s minds.
As it is he has demonstrated that he has little regard for protocol and that he believes he should be able to speak and make it so.
Obama looks smaller each and every day.
Never surrender, never submit.
Oct 18, 2009 Political
Rush Limbaugh was asked by a group of investors if he would be interested in joining a group of people who want to buy the St. Louis Rams. Limbaugh became part of that group and the NFL and the liberals showed their true colors. The NFL decided that it did not need a divisive person on a team after people like Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton complained.
The MSM had over a dozen morons who attributed racist quotes to Limbaugh that he NEVER said. None of these morons could source the quotes back to Limbaugh and Limbaugh claims they were tracked back to a blogger who made them up out of whole cloth. None of this seems to matter as the MSM and the radical left (but I repeat myself) keep echoing the racist remarks and attributing them to Limbaugh. The true echo chamber exists on the left and they usually echo lies. None of the so called professional journalists bothered to check to see if the remarks were true and there is a reason for that, they want to destroy people with whom they disagree. They hate Limbaugh so they went after him.
It is true he made a comment concerning Donovan McNabb a few years ago but one would be hard pressed to show racism in the comment.
I bet the NFL would allow Sharpton to invest and he has been divisive and has incited riots that resulted in the deaths of people. His big mouth caused people to die. And, it is not the first time he lied about something. Who could forget the Brawley case? Both Sharpton and Jackson have spewed anti Semitic remarks and are divisive people but I imagine they could invest.
You see, if you are the right demographic you are not considered divisive, you can make all the racially insensitive comments you want and you are good to go. If you are not the right demographic they will make things up and lie to get you.
Big Hollywood reports on three people who own as much of a football team and have as much to do with it as Limbaugh would have with the Rams. Jennifer Lopez, Serena Williams and singer Fergie. Lopez sings songs using the N word which is racist when used by the wrong kind of person. Serena Williams had a profanity laced tirade in a tennis match where she threatened a judge and Fergie, an Obama supporter who performed at the White House Easter egg hunt. The song contained profanities and was not appropriate for little kids. Her group, The Black-Eyed Peas, also sang a song that called the CIA terrorists. None of this is divisive enough to keep them from being, dare I say it, minority owners in the NFL.
Then we get to the NFL itself. This is an organization that has criminals laced throughout. There is not a team in the league that has not had its share of criminal behavior that has resulted in the arrest of players. This is the league that allowed Michael Vick to return as if nothing had happened. Don’t get me wrong. I feel like Vick paid his dues by serving his jail time and if the league wanted him back then that is fine but the act of bringing him back was certainly divisive. It seems the league can forgive that kind of behavior but will exclude people who have been wrongly accused of wrong doing.
I suppose that some liberal out there could make the case that Limbaugh’s past abuse of prescription pain killers should exclude him from being an owner. The point could be made but we are talking about a league that has players who pop hot for drugs and where a lifetime suspension for drug use is not really a lifetime. That matters little to people who continue to mock Limbaugh for his prescription drug abuse while cheering Patrick Kennedy and any other liberal who has had trouble with drugs but checked into rehab. If you murder someone while under the influence you are held in higher esteem. The NFL had no problems with the late Bob Irsay (owner fo the Colts) and he was a raging alcoholic.
The NFL ownership group is more exclusive than the United States Senate and the owners are careful about who they let in their little club, unless, of course, the people are part of the correct demographics. Limbaugh wrote about all this in the Wall Street Journal where he discusses the politics of the matter.
Jackson and Sharpton are anti Semitic, race baiting poverty pimps who are too divisive to do much of anything. They are probably cheering and giving each other a reach around because of their ability to spread lies and race hustle once again. Their racism has left Limbaugh in the cold as the group decided to drop him from the list of potential buyers.
It is all good and Limbaugh will come through just fine. I hope he sues the people who repeated the quotes and makes a great deal of money off them. That would make me cheer as the MSM and race hustlers got taken down.
This whole event will likely give Limbaugh even more listeners. That is great because we need more and more people finally listening to someone who understands the evil of liberalism and who shows how anyone can make it in America if they work hard instead of becoming victims.
Just as a point of clarity, I don’t care one way or another if Limbaugh owns this or any other NFL team. I just think that he has been treated wrong in this issue and that Jackson or Sharpton would be screaming racism if the NFL excluded someone like, well either of them, because of their divisive nature. I also think that the widespread passing of the untrue quotes that were attributed to Limbaugh demonstrates what the MSM and liberals in general have become.
A group that is intent of getting what it wants and is not afraid to destroy anyone who gets in its way.
Fortunately, there are plenty of us Patriots who have no fear. Limbaugh is one such man and if he does it right he will sue them and take millions from them.
Now that would be truly sweet…