New York Daily News video commentator and “Liberal Redneck” Trae Crowder was aghast that the people seemingly complaining about the state of the country every day are suddenly up in arms over Colin Kaepernick’s protests against police brutality.
“That is a hell of a thing for y’all to say to him,” Crowder said in his latest release. “I cannot think of a more openly disrespectful group of motherf*ckers in this country than y’all. Here’s a list of things that you routinely and emphatically refuse to respect: the rights and safety of people of other races; the feelings of gay or transgendered children; the belief in any ‘sky man’ other than your own; any culture that cannot be adequately summarized by a beer commercial; the appetites of your fellow diners at the Shoney’s breakfast buffet; the office of the f*cking presidency. I’m not trying to hear anybody who’s ever called Barack Obama the ‘N-word’ talk about respect.”
Conservatives have come after Kaepernick for sitting or kneeling during the playing of the national anthem during San Francisco 49ers games, which he has explained is a response to ongoing police brutality. Crowder himself said he disagreed with the way the quarterback has addressed the issue, while agreeing with his overall stance on it.
However, he was upset that even football had become politicized, calling it “a time when all of us can get together and cast aside race and religion and orientation and creed and all that and unite as one people and recognize that honestly, there’s only one thing really wrong with this country: Alabama fans.”
Watch Crowder’s commentary, as posted online, below.
Mulvaney handed investigators the ‘smoking gun’ on ‘one of the most significant days of the decade’: Morning Joe
MSNBC's Joe Scarborough said White House acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney had offered "smoking gun" evidence in a stunning confession to the crime at the heart of the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump.
The "Morning Joe" host said Mulvaney had made a stunning "confession," but he said the president had on the same day endorsed the ethnic cleansing of the Kurdish allies he had betrayed to Turkey.
"There's so much to talk about, we joke for a few minutes at the top of the show, Mika likes do that, me, I like to get straight into the news," said Scarborough, who frequently annoys his wife and co-host by bantering about sports at the start of the show. "But there's so much going on that if somebody just woke up this morning they might not think that yesterday was not one of the most significant news days in, during the trump presidency, and I may even argue one of the most significant news days over perhaps the last decade, just in terms of volume."
Vote-splitting fears raised in final days of Canada election
In the dying days of what Justin Trudeau described as one of the "nastiest" election campaigns in Canadian history -- with plenty of mudslinging, attack ads and misinformation -- he played up fears on Thursday of vote-splitting handing victory to his rival Andrew Scheer and the Conservatives.
Policy announcements gave way to calls to vote strategically to keep Trudeau's Liberals in power and prevent a rollback of his progressive policies by the Tories.
Pollsters predict a minority government -- either Liberal or Conservative -- resulting from the October 21 ballot.
Attack ads accused Liberals of seeking to legalize hard drugs and the Tories of allowing assault rifles on Canadian streets -- claims that are flat out wrong or exaggerated, respectively.
Japan emperor to proclaim enthronement in ritual-bound ceremony
Japan's new Emperor Naruhito will formally proclaim his ascension to the throne next week in a ritual-bound ceremony, but the after-effects of deadly typhoon will cast a shadow over proceedings.
Naruhito officially assumed his duties as emperor on May 1, a day after his father became the first Japanese monarch to abdicate in 200 years.
But the transition will not be complete until his new role is officially proclaimed on Tuesday, in a series of events expected to be attended by foreign dignitaries from nearly 200 countries.
The event will come just over a week after Typhoon Hagibis slammed into Japan, killing nearly 80 people and leaving a trail of destruction.