Calls ad an 'offense' to U.S. service members, veterans.
Former UFC fighter and Army Ranger Tim Kennedy is joining the Nike
boycott over the company's announcement that Colin Kaepernick is the new
face of their "Just Do It" campaign.
A Nike advertisement featuring Kaepernick recently hit social media
and instantly began trending nationwide for its controversial messaging.
In it, two sentences lay superimposed on a black and white headshot of
Kaepernick: “Believe in something. Even if it means sacrificing
Jair Bolsonaro gestures after being stabbed in the stomach during a campaign rally in Juiz de Fora, Minas Gerais.
Jair Bolsonaro, the far-right candidate who is leading the polls in
Brazil’s presidential race, is in a serious condition but out of danger
after being stabbed while campaigning just a month before the election.
Bolsonaro was rushed to the Santa Casa de Misericórdia hospital in
the town of Juiz de Fora, about 125 miles (200km) north of Rio de
Janeiro after being stabbed by a man who rushed up to him while he was
being carried on the shoulders of a supporter through the crowd.
Lieutenant-Colonel Garnet J. Wolseley was sent to Canada to reinforce the existing military force after the US Navy seizure of the British mail packet Trent in November, 1861. War was expected to commence and Wolseley, who distinguished himself later in his career in the Second Ashanti War and in an effort to rescue General Charles Gordon, led 10,000 seasoned British troops in Canada. Wolseley was well-aware of the immigrant source of Lincoln’s army.
Bernhard Thuersam, www.Circa1865.org The Great American Political Divide
“Could Such Men be Defeated?”
Wolseley was aware of the source of many of Lincoln’s soldiers, combed from Ireland and Germany to fight against Americans. As he called for British intervention, he also knew that his country was responsible for populating the US with Africans, over whom the war was allegedly fought by the North.
“The first British officer to visit the Confederacy had at one time expected to be fighting against the North. Lieutenant-Colonel Garnet J. Wolseley, a veteran of several of Queen Victoria’s wars, was part of a British force ordered to Canada in 1861 as a show of strength after the US Navy stopped the British mail packet Trent and seized two Confederate agents who were on board.
The threat of war receded . . . [and taking] two months leave, he travelled . . . to New York City in September 1862 . . . and crossed the Potomac [as] General Robert E. Lee’s army was withdrawing from Maryland at the conclusion of the [Sharpsburg] campaign.
Even as he entered Virginia, Wolseley was favorably disposed toward the Confederacy, ostensibly out of concern for civil liberties in the wartime North. He described residents of Maryland as “stricken . . . with terror” by arrests ordered from Washington [and declined] to describe his route through Maryland, lest he endanger those with whom he had stayed.
Travelling by train from Fredericksburg to Richmond, [the] wounded from Lee’s Maryland invasion . . . impressed even Wolseley, the professional soldier:
“Men with legs and arms amputated, and whose pale, haggard faces assumed an expression of anguish even at the slightest jolting of the railway carriages, lay stretched across the seats – some accompanied . . . by wives or sisters, whose careworn features told a tale of sleepless nights passed in painful uncertainty regarding the fate of those they loved.”
In early October, Wolseley set out for Lee’s headquarters . . . his driver was a convalescent soldier who was still in considerable discomfort. “He said his furlough was up, and he would rather die than overstay it . . . when spoken to about the war, every man in the South, were prepared to die, he said, but never to reunite with the d—d Yankees.”
The British officer was impressed [with Lee]: “He is slightly reserved; but he is a person that, whenever seen, whether in a castle or a hovel, alone or in a crowd, must at once attract attention as being a splendid specimen of an English gentleman.”
Everywhere he was impressed with the tough, dedicate Confederate soldiers. Could such men be defeated, he would ask, “by mobs of Irish and German mercenaries, hired at $15 a month to fight in a cause they know little and care less about?”
[Returning] to Britain, he wrote an article for Blackwood’s Magazine [in which] he urged the British Parliament to intervene on behalf of the South, saying that the time had come “for putting an end to the most inhuman struggle that ever disgraced a great nation.”
(British Observers in Wartime Dixie, John M. Taylor; Military History Quarterly, Winter 2002, excerpts pp. 68-69)
A Gold Star mother is the latest to speak out against Nike’s latest
“Just Do It” ad campaign featuring former NFL player Colin Kaepernick
for making light of the word “sacrifice.”
Trina Hart, who lost her 21-year-old Marine son Ty Hart when his
helicopter went down off the coast of the Hawaiian island of Oahu during
a mission in 2016, is blasting Nike for using Kaepernick as its
spokesperson for an ad about “sacrifice,” KOIN reported.
A poll from Morning Consult shows devastating results for Nike’s
brand favorability, in the days after making Colin Kaepernick the face
of their new ad campaign.
According to the poll via Axios, Nike’s numbers “dropped
34 points from a net +69 favorable impression (76% favorable, 7%
unfavorable) among consumers to a net +35 favorable impression (60%
favorable, 24% unfavorable).”
These numbers are nothing short of devastating for Nike, and with no
other news worthy of note, there’s no explanation for the sudden decline
other than the company’s commitment to Kaepernick.
In 1954, Sen. Joseph McCarthy, R-Wis., was
embroiled in a dispute with the Army. During a televised Senate hearing
McCarthy falsely accused an Army lawyer involved in the case of having
ties to a communist organization.
In a pivotal rejoinder, lawyer Joseph Welch, representing the Army, told McCarthy:
"Until this moment, senator, I think I never really gauged your cruelty
or your recklessness. … Let us not assassinate this lad further,
senator. You have done enough. Have you no sense of decency?"
Welch died in 1960, but if he were around today he
could level the same question at Senate Democrats who have spent two
days relentlessly attacking Judge Brett Kavanaugh at his confirmation
hearing for the positon of associate justice on the Supreme Court.
Adam Schindler captured one of the so-called protestors accepting a cash payment on Capitol Hill
Yesterday, Linda Sarsour who had once called for a “jihad” in the
USA, who also represents the Women’s March stormed into the
confirmation hearing of Judge Brett Kavanaugh. Herself, along with
seventy others as confirmed earlier this morning by Sen. Chuck Grassley
This is the same Linda Sarsour who is instructing voters to #JustDoIt
and vote Democrat regardless if they like the candidates or not.
“We use the lie-detector test routinely for CIA agents and FBI agents,”
he argued. “If you have a security clearance in the White House, I think
it would be acceptable to use a lie detector test and ask people
whether or not they’re taking to the media against the policy of the
Paul warned that if the op-ed’s author has a
security clearance, he or she could also divulge national security
secrets to the media.
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said Thursday that President Trump
should use lie-detector tests to find out which senior administration
official authored an anonymous op-ed in The New York Times this week
blasting the president.
The author, who is only identified as “a
senior official” in the Trump administration, claimed there is
resistance within the White House by otherwise loyal Republicans to what
they see as Trump’s “amorality” and “anti-trade and anti-democratic”
On Tuesday, Taya Kyle, the widow of Navy SEAL hero Chris Kyle,
reacted to Nike's new ad campaign featuring former NFL QB and national
anthem kneeler Colin Kaepernick. Taya, whose family understands real
sacrifice firsthand, slammed the corporation for their widely-criticized
claim that Kaepernick somehow "sacrificed everything" by taking a knee.
"Believe in something, even if it means sacrificing everything," says the Nike ad, laid over a photo of Kaepernick's face.
We’re all aware, assuming we’re conscious, of
Nike’s embrace of Colin Kaepernick as their new face.Despite their market capitalization dropping
as a clear signal of this, write them – deluge them with snail-mail letters –
so they understand why this is
Nike stock shares and market capitalization plummeted significantly
on Tuesday after the athletic titan announced that a controversial
former NFL player would be the face of its main advertising campaign.
“Nike just lost about $3.75 billion in market cap after announcing
free agent NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick as the new face of its ‘Just
Do It’ ad campaign,” according to The Wrap. “It’s the 30th anniversary of the iconic TV and print spots.”
The left is very close to having a governing majority due entirely to
immigration. Despite the promise of the Trump campaign, there isn’t much
standing in their way. Now, they’re just running out the clock. Soon,
we will have admitted so many immigrants that it will be too late to do
Although liberals pretend to have no idea where conservatives got the
idea that immigration was designed to change the country and bring in
new voters, they weren’t always so modest.