It started with just one jerkoff:  Colin Kaepernick was employed as a quarterback of marginal talent by the San Francisco 49ers.   He didn’t think America was treating him ‘fairly.’

This year, said display of mental failure has spread through many other NFL teams like mold spreads through rotting garbage.

The morons, who display very limited understanding of the American system of government, have claimed they have a right disrespect the flag, the Anthem and the values shared by nearly every American, coast-to-coast.

The Serious, the Proud, the Brave

Pardon, let me limit that.  I mean:  it is shared by Americans who have put on a uniform in her defense.  Americans who have retained even a slight understanding of the promises of the Constitution.  Americans who have earned their way with hard work, honesty, integrity and dedication to the values found in the Bible.

I don’t intend to include prima-donnas who are spoiled children.  Prima-donnas who have no respect for others – and deserve none for themselves.  I don’t intend to include overpaid bigmouths who likely don’t have two brain cells to rub together.

Even so, the question remains:  Do these jackasses have the Right to Free Speech?   You bet they do.  We all do.

Do they have that right when they are wearing a costume (no, I didn’t say uniform and I don’t mean uniform, either) provided by their boss – a sports team owner.  Absolutely not.

 

LET’S TAKE A WALK DOWN IMAGINATION TRAIL

 

Do you remember the last time you were ordered (or volunteered) to attend a city function?

It could have been an awards ceremony.  Maybe a City Council meeting to make a presentation – or simply provide security for the meeting.  You might have been in a group or a lone wolf.   No matter.  You were there in a freshly pressed uniform having your brass brightly polished.

Imagine this:  it comes time for the National Anthem or the Pledge of Allegiance and your fat ass remains firmly glued to a chair.

When you are asked why you remained seated, you offer some excuse using the Freedom of Speech as your shield.

How do you think your smooth moves would go over with the Chief?

 

ALL HELL BREAKS LOOSE

 

Chance are, your well-thought actions will land you in front of the shift commander at record speed trying to explain yourself.  (It won’t work)

Within a few hours, you will probably be in the Chief’s office.   He will be sharing his thoughts on the matter at a volume that allows him to be heard two blocks away.  EVERYONE in the department will know exactly what the Chief said to you.

In case you didn’t already know, you will learn that: when in uniform your right to free speech is significantly limited.  Case law does not allow you to do anything which puts your agency in a bad light.

You know:  it’s the old “conduct unbecoming” rule.

Following that nice social visit with the Chief, there will be paper – PLENTY of paper covering the reprimand you received, your letter of apology and possibly a letter putting you on probation for some period of time.

Chances are excellent that – IF you make such a stupid move and NOT get fired – it will be your one and only chance at a screw-up of this magnitude.

 

CLOWNS IN ACTION

 

Remember the summer of 2016 when twelve Dallas cops were shot during a protest?   Five of them died.

In honor of those officer, the Dallas Cowboy players wanted to affix a small sticker of remembrance to their helmets.

In an unbelievable demonstration of bullshit micro-management, the league commission (Roger ‘ole boy) made the players remove the stickers.

Let’s see: a sticker honoring five dead cops is forbidden from on high.  Taking a knee by players during the National Anthem is just fine, though.

OK.  Got it.

The clowns on that football field (or basketball arena) are in costumes from the owner. They are in a facility owned or controlled by the owner.  They are governed by a league-mandated contract.

These clowns have but one job – and only one:  dance to the music the owner sets.  They have no further rights while in those costumes.  Period.

 

FIRING SQUAD

 

My initial, emotional (and illegal) response:  line all of the bastards up in front of a firing squad and take ‘em out one by one.

That is exactly what would happen in many nations on this planet.  Or, maybe send them to Siberia where they will be punished with a sentence of hard labor for the rest of their lives.

We certainly don’t want these insolent, ungrateful jerks remaining in the gene pool.

 

THE RACING MIND

 

I saw the line of idiots on TV today who were kneeling.

FAllen MSP Trooper O’Neil

Then, I thought of me standing at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial last May.  Inscribed on those walls are the names of over 21,000 cops who gave their lives in the protection of their fellow citizens.

Pictured on the left is Trooper Timothy O’Neil from Michigan.  He was killed in the line of duty last week.   Ahem.

That memory leads me to recalling my last visit to Arlington National Cemetery where over 400,000 of my fellow citizens are buried.  They put on a REAL uniform, defended our Flag, defended our National Anthem – only to be killed in the process.

Arlington National Cemetery

And these jerkoff (supposed) athletes don’t like the way they’ve been treated?   They can jam it up their collective asses.

 

GETTING DOWN TO BUSINESS

 

Americans are pissed.  REAL Americans, that is.  But the smug leaders of the NFL have told us they don’t care of the stands are empty because they will be profitable whether we attend, or not.

So let’s try this on for size:

Below is a list of the biggest sponsors (dollar-wise) of the NFL.  Next time you are about to buy something, look at this list.  THESE ARE THE OUTFITS who make it possible for the NFL crybabies to pull their asinine stunt of kneeling during the Anthem.

Frankly, it is even easier than that to effect change.  It comes down to what you watch on TV.   Sponsors are keenly aware of how many folks see their ads.  If the viewers drop, the sponsors will pull back.

Equally encouraging is this fact (from business school):  it generally only requires a 10% drop in revenue for a business to go from success to failure. Example:  Toys R Us just filed for bankruptcy because sales dropped just 4%.  We can effect a 10% drop in our sleep.

Take away 10% of the NFL revenue and they will be in real trouble.

Easy-peasy.

Here is the sponsor list:

  • FORD TRUCKS
  • DANNON YOGURT
  • HYUNDAI CARS
  • NATIONWIDE INSURANCE
  • TD AMERITRADE
  • MICROSOFT
  • QUAKER
  • MC DONALD’S
  • NIKE
  • ANNHEUSER-BUSH
  • USAA INSURANCE
  • BOSE
  • MARRIOTT
  • XBOX
  • VERIZON
  • PAPA JOHN’S
  • CASTROL MOTOR OIL
  • UNDER ARMOR
  • SIRIUS XM
  • FEDEX
  • GATORADE

 

The cash to pay these athletic assholes originates from our collective wallets.

It can stop here too.

 

FINAL THOUGHTS

 

To the players and those who support these expressions of disrespect for you, me and our country during sporting events, I offer these thoughts:

If you don’t like the way you’ve been treated here in the U.S.A.:

Canada is north.

Mexico is south.

Don’t let the door hit you in the ass on the way out.

AS FOR ME AND MY BROTHERS IN BLUE:

We will be here, proud of our country and protecting our fellow citizens.

Don’t forget:  we are ready to KICK YOUR ASS, given half a chance.

Sleep on that, sweetheart.

At the bottom line, it’s all about saving just ONE life.

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STRAIGHT TALK

COP TALK

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Jim entered law enforcement at roughly the same time as new technology was making a significant change in the life of patrol officers everywhere. In response, Jim developed curriculum and course materials for classes titled, “Technology & Tactics.” The intended students were patrol cops. In the past fifteen years, Jim has taught this core material to approximately 5,000 officers, nationwide. Contact jim@CopBlueBlog.com

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