Archive for August 19, 2019

Question:  What do winning and alms giving have in common?

Answer They both cover a multitude of sins as Jim Geraghty explains:

…if Kaepernick were guaranteed to play on the level of Tom Brady or Patrick Mahomes in the coming season, some team somewhere would put aside fears of controversy and gamble that the fans they lost as a result of Kaepernick’s public stances would be more than offset by fans gravitating to them because of the wins that would probably come from a quarterback capable of a season with 4,000 passing yards and 40 touchdown passes. This is the same league that welcomed back Michael Vick after he spent 21 months in federal prison for his role in a dogfighting ring. NFL teams find room on their rosters for players who have run-ins with the law and engage in all kinds of scandalous behavior — as long as they’re talented enough to justify the bad publicity.

If there is one thing that has been true of people the prospect of winning tends to override all else.  If any team thought Colin could get them to a superbowl or if the team was really pathetic, could get them to the playoffs for the 1st time in years they would have signed him so fast it would have made your head swim ( in fact opposing teams would have made a big deal about Kaepernick as the villain getting folks to show up to cheer against him).

But alas for Kaepernick lovers, the only advantage that Kaepernick has is several years of not being hit and there are plenty of other players who last season was not a disaster who are just as anxious for a roster spot.  But I think the reality is these folks don’t want him signed any more than he wants to be signed.  Geraghty actually hit on it without realizing it:

With the possibility of a team signing Kaepernick extremely unlikely, what is the NFL supposed to do? Would these activists, writers, and NFL players prefer that the NFL ignore the issues of police brutality, insufficient opportunities in African-American communities, the human consequences of the war on drugs? The league is giving these voices something they’ve demanded for a long time. Now that it has arrived, no one seems all that happy or satisfied.

of course they aren’t, like most social justice warriors they make their bread and butter on the fundraising and the media they get from screaming about problems real or imagined.  Solved problems take the camera way.

As the old poem goes, once you pay the danegeld you never get rid of the Dane.  That’s what Jay Z has done with his deal, he has taken away the insanegeld of the SJW community, and for that crime he will bear their hatred and wrath, all the way to the bank remembering that there is very little one can’t do as long as they don’t give a damn what others think.

At Instapundit this morning I spotted this:

EVANGELICALS ON TRUMP, IN A NUTSHELL: “Donald Trump is going to embarrass me every day of the year, but unlike the other side, he doesn’t hate my faith, and seek to do me harm.”

Related: Christian Just Voting For Whichever Political Party Less Likely To Make His Faith Illegal One Day. Yeah, this second piece is satire, but is it really?

Let’s take you back to just before the GOP convention July 3rd 2016

I suspect I and a lot of the faithful will have to spend a lot of the next 8 years praying, fasting and begging God to help both our country and the world avoid this horrible fate but while spiritual steps to prevent these catastrophes are good and proper temporal steps must also be taken.

And the single best temporal step will be the election of Donald Trump and the breaking of the power of those Americans who have decided their fellow citizens are the enemy.

Again I don’t take this step lightly, I know that there will be times that Donald Trump will disappointment me just as I expected Mitt Romney to disappoint me on social issues and John McCain to disappoint me on immigration and George W Bush who disappointed me on spending and the bank bailouts.

But while Trump will occasionally disappoint me (when he does I’ll call him on it) I am convinced he will neither persecute me nor strip me of my rights for holding my Conservative Catholic beliefs and acting on them.

I am very sorry to say I can not make that same statement about Hillary Clinton, and I’m even sorrier to see the day when I would say this about a presidential candidate.

Given the events of the last 3 years since I wrote that post I submit and suggest that President Trump is more, not less vital to the security of Christians in America.