Not really true.
Five-time Super Bowl champs the New England Patriots visited the White House yesterday. Some players choose to politicize the moment by announcing that they won’t attend to show opposition to President Donald Trump.
The New York Times tweeted comparison photos from 2017 to the Patriots’ last visit in 2015 when Barack Obama was in office.
— NYT Sports (@NYTSports) April 19, 2017
One problem. The arrangements were significantly different but left out of the N.Y. Times demeaning visual comparison.
These photos lack context. Facts: In 2015, over 40 football staff were on the stairs. In 2017, they were seated on the South Lawn. https://t.co/iIYtV0hR6Y
— New England Patriots (@Patriots) April 20, 2017
A few years ago, 34 New England Patriots players attended the ceremony compared with 32 yesterday. Most noteworthy, quarterback Tom Brady (a friend of President Trump) announced that he could not attend yesterday due to urgent family issues. Brady’s mother has been very ill. The NY Times did a thorough job explaining all of this in its news story. The NY Times tweet (top of this page) was misleading.
— New England Patriots (@Patriots) April 20, 2017
The winningest Super Bowl franchise are owned by Robert Kraft, who is one of Trump’s best friends. Kraft spoke at the White House, drawing the parallel of his team’s fourth quarter comeback to that of Trump’s final surge to win the 2016 election.
Hey New York Times, partisan much? Even the team’s hometown paper, the liberal Boston Globe, had to let some truth shine in while hedging its bet in reporting thru its Democrat prism.
UPDATE: Patriots say # of players was smaller this year than 2015 (34 vs. 50) but total delegation was roughly the same. pic.twitter.com/Ij77Def8z5
— NYT Sports (@NYTSports) April 20, 2017
The Patriots ultimately posted this photo to illustrate that a full staircase image was available to the media but the NY Times decided to make a false equivalency. And this is what is killing our media business. Partisanship must permeate even a Super Bowl celebration for a divided electorate. Sad!
— New England Patriots (@Patriots) April 20, 2017
Well. There was a full staircase after all, eh NY Times? But don’t let that get in the way of your narrative. (Is Jayson Blair running the Twitter team?)
Chestnut’s record is 73 hot dogs and buns consumed in 10 minutes.
In our radio chat today, we discussed his Nathan’s competition prep, the aftermath, celebrity pampering, other food contests, and the unrelenting sting from overeating ice cream.
Louisville is hosting a Nathan’s qualifying round this Saturday at Thunder Over Louisville. The top male and female finisher earn the right to compete against Joey Jaws and all the other stars of competitive eating in Brooklyn. DETAILS HERE
He has no shot.
Even Jones’ lawyer laughably stated that his client is a “performance artist” who doesn’t sincerely believe his public claims that the 9/11 terrorist attacks were “an inside job” and that the Sandy Hook school massacre was “staged” as a means to control private ownership of guns.
Alex Jones…meet Tuck Buckford.
transcription from the New York Times:
“Welcome back to ‘Brain Fight.’ Listen, people, the liberals want to tattoo Obama logos onto the skin of Christian babies, O.K.? And it makes me want to fight! Fight with my fists! My blood is on fire! My heart is a volcano. It’s time to throw a virgin in there! I’m a skeleton wrapped in angry meat! I’m a warrior! I’m a king! One thing I’m not is a performance artist, because I hate artists, because Andy Warhol put chemicals in Campbell’s soup that turns veterans into bisexual zombies! Now a word from our sponsor, self-lubricating catheters. Buy my vitamins!” — STEPHEN COLBERT, as Tuck Buckford
Here’s Alex Jones driving while ranting on mainstream media a few days after the inauguration of Donald Trump in January.
THE BEASMAN 30 for 30
AINT NO SECRET I BEEN SLEEPIN IN A TENT ON THE SIDEWALK OUTSIDE MEMORIAL COLLER-SEUM WAITIN ON NEXT SEASON’S MIDNIGHT MADNESS TICKETS. WELL I AINT THERE NO MORE BUT NOT MY FAULT. THEM EASTER STARMS COME RUMBLIN THROUGH HERE AND THIS COP COMES ALONG AND SAYS “BEASMAN, I CAINT LET YOU KEEP THIS TENT HERE CUZ IF A LIGHTNIN BOLT HITS THAT K-FLAG UP ON TOP YOU GONNA GIT FRIED LIKE BACON.” SO HE SENT ME HOME AND TODE ME TO COME BACK IN SEPTEMBER WHEN THEY HAND OUT THE TICKETS. SO I COME HOME AND GOT CAUGHT UP ON EVERTHANG. DADGUMMIT, I WATCHED ME THAT 30 + 30 THING ON COACH CAL AND WHEN HE STARTED CRYIN AT THE END, I STARTED CRYIN TOO.
EVEN YOU SAGGY PANTS, RAP MUSIC, OBAMA PHONE, BACKWARDS CAP, NECK TATTOO, SNAGGLE TOOTH CARDINAL FANS GOTTA LIKE COACH CAL NOW. HE JUST CARES ABOUT THE PLAYERS. HE DON’T CARE ABOUT THE MONEY, THE FAME, THE PRIVATE JETS, THE PEOPLE LINED UP TO DO WHATEVER HE WANTS…HE JUST DOES IT ALL FOR THE PLAYERS. THAT’S SO BEAUTIFUL TO SEE IN A WORLD WHERE COACHES LIKE SLICK RICK, DADGUM ROY, AND MIKE SHIT-SHETSKI JUST CARE ABOUT THEIR BIG EGOS. COACH CAL DON’T EVEN HAVE A MIRROR. HE JUST GOES TO MASS EVER DAY AND THINKS ABOUT WHAT HE CAN DO TO HELP OTHER PEOPLE.
ALL THEM OTHER COACHES STAY IN THEIR MANSIONS WHILE COACH CAL DRIVES AROUND TO FEED THE HUNGRY, WARSH PEOPLE’S FEET, GIVE ‘EM TUITION TO GO TO BEAUTICIAN SCHOOL OR C0-SIGN CAR LOANS FOR WAYWARD GIRLS TRYIN TO GET A START IN LIFE. HE DOES THAT AND COACH CAL GOES INTO THE POOR PART OF TOWNS PROMISING TO MAKE MILLIONAIRES OUT OF TALL PEOPLE. HE’S THE 13TH APOSTLE, LARRY. I SEEN IT ON THE COACH CAL 30 + 30 SPECIAL. I THINK THEY OUGHT TO SHOW THAT TO SCHOOL CHILDREN ALL ACROSS AMERICA, EXPECIALLY TO THE TALL ONES WHO CAN JUMP REAL GOOD.
ON EASTER WE GO TO CHURCH TO HONOR THE BIG GUY FOR HIS SACRIFICE BUT ALL THE OTHER DAYS US GOOD AND CLASSY CAT FANS PRAY FOR COACH CAL TO WIN US ANOTHER CHAMPERCHIPS. DADGUM ROY AND NARTH CARAMALINER IS CATCHIN UP WITH US. AND LARRY, THE OTHER GREAT NEWS I JUST LEARNT ABOUT IS THAT LOSERVILLE IS OUT OF MONEY. I LOVE IT. U OF SMELL IS ALWAYS BRAGGIN ABOUT HOW MUCH MONEY THEY STEAL OUT OF THAT CHICKEN BUCKET ARENER AND THAT’S WHY THEY CAINT PAY THE MORTGAGE ON THE YUM YUM. TURNS OUT THAT U OF SMELL SPENDS ALL THAT MONEY LIKE A DRUNK MONKEY.
AT THE BOARD MEETING, PAPA JOHNSON THE PIZZA KING SAID U OF SMELL IS BROKE AND THE LEADERSHIP AIN’T DOIN NOTHIN BUT LIGHTIN HUNDERD DOLLAR BILLS ON FIRE. AND AT U UH KAY, EVER DOLLAR IS SPENT ON IMPORTANT STUFF LIKE CHECKERBOARD BASKETBAW UNIFARMS, FANCY COAL LODGE DARMITORY FURNITURE, AND LOTS OF NETS CUZ THE CATS DUNK SO MUCH THEY GIT TORE UP QUICK. AND PAPA JOHNSON THE PIZZA KING IS GOOD BUDDIES WITH COACH CAL SO I BETCHA THEY BOTH HAD A GOOD LAUGH TAWKIN ABOUT U OF SMELL BEIN BROKE.
LARRY, I HOPE THEY SHUT DOWN YOUR DEN OF SIN SCHOOL ONCE AND FOR ALL SO WE DON’T GOTTA HEAR NO MORE ABOUT THE STUPID L SIGN OR THE ROTTEN SCANDALS Y’ALL DONE DID TO EMBARRASS THE GREAT STATE OF KENTUCKY WITH. GOOD RIDDANCE, U OF SMELL. AT LEAST Y’ALL DON’T GOTTA WORRY ABOUT TAKIN DOWN THAT BANNER NOW CUZ I’M SURE URBAN RENEWAL MEANS THEY GONNA KNOCK DOWN ALL YOUR BUILDINGS AND REPLACE ‘EM WITH MORE GHETTO APARTMENTS FOR CARDINAL CRIMINALS TO ROB AND SHOOT EACH OTHER EVER NIGHT. WE NEED TRUMP TO BUILD THAT WALL AROUND LOSERVILLE RIGHT DADGUM NOW! BUT YOU KNOW COACH CAL. HE HAS A SUCH A PURE HEART OF GOLD I’M SURE HE’S GONNA GU-NOUNCE THAT SLICK RICK CAN COME BE ON HIS STAFF AS THE HEAD LAUNDRY BOY OR MAYBE WORK AT THE AIRPORT WHERE WE SEE COACH CAL PULL UP TO THE PRIVATE JET TO FLY AROUND COLLECTIN MORE MAC-DONALD ALL-AMERICANS FOR THE CATS.
SLICK RICK CAN TOTE COACH CAL’S LUGGAGE OR MAYBE ROLL OUT THAT LITTLE RED CARPET FOR WHEN COACH CAL WALKS OFF THE AIRPLANE AND STRAIGHT INTO HIS FANCY CAR. SLICK CAN BE THERE AND SALUTE HIM LIKE THE U.S. MARINES DO WHEN THE PRESIDENT GITS OFF AIR FORCE ONE. I LOVE ME SOME COACH CAL. HIS TV SPECIAL WAS WATCHED BY MORE PEOPLE THAN THE SUPER BO, THE WORLD SERIES, THE NBA FINALS, AND THE “O.J. DIDN’T DO IT” VERDICT COMBINED. WE LOVE YOU, COACH CAL. HOPEFULLY IT’LL RAIN SOME MORE TODAY SO WE CAN SEE YOU WALK ON WATER AGAIN! AWWWWW C-A-T-S CATS! CATS! CATS!
Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin is not shy in his radio appearances. I’ve had conversations with Mr. Bevin since his 2013 senate primary challenge to incumbent Sen. Mitch McConnell.
Gov. Bevin and I usually go long form on a variety of issues. This time we talked about Saturday Night Live’s skewering of Kentuckians, expected tax overhaul plans, alleged political corruption by both parties, and secrecy surrounding the governor’s new Anchorage home.
A few members of the media took offense to a comment Bevin made about Courier-Journal Frankfort bureau chief Tom Loftus. I spoke with Loftus about it the next morning and he simply laughed off the governor’s dig.
— Mike Trautmann (@Trautguy) April 12, 2017
— Al Cross (@ruralj) April 12, 2017
— Joe Gerth (@Joe_Gerth) April 12, 2017
— Ronnie Ellis (@cnhifrankfort) April 13, 2017
NBC’s Saturday Night Live skewered Kentuckians (clueless, inaccurate accents, Wal-Mart clothing) for supporting insincerely coal-conscious President Donald Trump. The positioning is that Kentuckians voted against their own interests by electing a leader who uses their lack of understanding to boost his own political scorecard.
Of course Trump won in Democrat-heavy states like Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Ohio but SNL gets better laughs torching Kentucky.
If the Kentucky sketch was a misdirection that ignores heavy Trump resistance in Louisville, Lexington, and Northern Kentucky, the parody of a New York cable news host was on point. SNL offered a brilliant takedown of embattled Fox News host Bill O’Reilly. Saturday Night Live tossed Alec Baldwin n the dual role of both Trump and O’Reilly. Outstanding! We’ll do it LIVE!
HELLO KETTLE, MEET BLACK – Alec Baldwin has his own notorious trail of misbehavior toward women, his own daughter, and paparazzi over the years. NBC’s parent company fired Baldwin a few years ago after multiple instances of profane public rage directed at photographers.
Baldwin was rehired by NBC to play Trump as the 2016 presidential campaign advanced.
Humorlessness took a giant step forward this week.
Acerbic comedian and actor Don Rickles passed at age 90. Today’s sanctimonious, better-than-you snowflakes are dancing a jig on his grave. Well…only the descendants of those for whom jig dancing is a native tradition. Otherwise that would be racially-tinged cultural appropriation.
Today’s sensitive snowflakes are quick to point out on social media that anyone who makes jokes is a bully. Any voiced or written subject that does not pertain to one’s own personal lineage, gender, transitioning gender, age, race, or family of origin is unacceptable. As soon as any other human person finds it offensive then the creator must publicly apologize. (see: Michael Keaton incorrectly references “Hidden Fences”).
The social justice warriors will be allowed a period of #hashtag reprisal until that apology is deemed acceptable.
Please continue, Rickles, you #racist #bully #whiteprivilege #culturalappropriation #gentrification #bodyshaming #comedian
Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock, and other top comedians avoid performing on college campuses because today’s collegiate crybabies can’t tolerate barbs that violate their sensitivity spectrums. They’re addicted to being offended.
DON RICKLES AND JERRY SEINFELD: COMEDIANS IN CARS GETTING COFFEE
Here’s Jimmy Kimmel’s tribute to Don Rickles
There is little hope for snowflakes. Today’s non-comedic celebrities find themselves apologizing over the tiniest slights. After playing poorly at The Masters, golfer Bubba Watson dared to bark at a sports writer but quickly apologized. Putter, please!
Apologies for my bad attempt at a joke today… my jokes as bad as my golf this week! pic.twitter.com/T6hVOBvcpV
— bubba watson (@bubbawatson) April 7, 2017
One comedian embraced by the snowflake culture is Louis C.K., who routinely mocks white men, screaming the snowflake mantra of societal inequity and unfairness with the added assumption of the purity of all Liberals. But for some crazy reason, just like Kimmel, Louis was able to suspend his all-consuming rage for old white men to honor Rickles on Saturday Night Live.