Month: February 2018
The people and entities listed below are not satisfied with expressing their own opinion. They have called for a boycott of the NRA in general and also threatened other entities if they won’t agree to boycott also. Twitter hashtag for the boycott is #BoycottNRA
They have a right to their opinion. I have a right to decide I don’t want to fund their anti-American political agenda.
They don’t want a public debate. They are calling for the NRA to be silenced. Multiple calls for Amazon, Google Play, Roku, etc. to remove NRATV from their platforms.
Chicago Boyz blogged about boycotting the boycotters on February 23.
David Beard beardwrites.com @dabeard
Kurt Eichenwald kurteichenwald.com @kurteichenwald
Stephen King stephenking.com @stephenking
Warren Leight warrenleight.com @warrenleighttv
John Pavlovitz johnpavlovitz.com/ @johnpavlovitz
Ben Stein mrbenstein.com
Jennifer Wright @JenAshleyWright
Alamo Rent A Car alamo.com @Alamo
Allied Van Lines @alliedvl
Best Western Hotels
Budget Rental Car
Chubb Insurance @chubb
Delta Airlines delta.com @delta
Enterprise Car Rental enterprise.com @Enterprise
First National Bank of Omaha @FBNOmaha
Customer feedback has caused us to review our relationship with the NRA. As a result, First National Bank of Omaha will not renew its contract with the National Rifle Association to issue the NRA Visa Card.
— FNBO (@fnbo) February 22, 2018
We have notified the NRA that we are ending the NRA’s rental car discount program with Hertz.
— Hertz (@Hertz) February 23, 2018
Kroger kroger.com @kroger
We value all our customers but have decided to end our discount program with the NRA.
— MetLife (@MetLife) February 23, 2018
National Car Rental @nationalpro
North American Van Lines @northamericanvl
Paramount Rx paramountrx.com
Republic Bank republicbank.com @republicbank
Starkey Hearing starkey.com @starkeyhearing
Symantec has stopped its discount program with the National Rifle Association.
— Symantec (@symantec) February 23, 2018
Teladoc teladoc.com @teladoc
TrueCar truecar.com @truecar
United Airlines united.com @united
United is notifying the NRA that we will no longer offer a discounted rate to their annual meeting and we are asking that the NRA remove our information from their website.
— United Airlines (@united) February 24, 2018
Wyndham Hotel Group wyndhamhotels.com @wyndham
Elizabeth Banks elizabethbanks.com @ElizabethBanks
blink-182 blink182.com @blink-182
Zach Braff @zachbraff
Mike Colter wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Colter @realmikecolter
Billy Eichner youtube.com/billyonthestreettv @billyeichner
Michael J. Fox @realmikefox
Morgan J, Freeman 11thstreetproductions.com @mjfree
Jim Gaffigan jimgaffigan.com @JimGaffigan
Evan Handler @evanhandler
Amy Hargreaves @amyhargreavesny
Phil Hendrie philhendrieshow.com @realphilhendrie
Debra Messing @debramessing
Alyssa Milano alyssa.com @Alyssa_Milano
Scott Nevins scottnevins.com @scottnevins
Tatum O’neal tatumoneal.com @tatum_oneal
Patton Oswalt pattonoswalt.com @pattonoswalt
Mark Ruffalo facebook.com/markruffalo @markruffalo
Tara Strong tarastrong.com @tarastrong
George Takei @georgetakei
Ally Walker youtube.com/watch?v=LMZ59ON1ckY @allywalker1
Beau Willimon actiongroups.net @beauwillimon
Joe Scarborough @joeNBC
KarolBrown electkarolbrown.com @KarolBrown
Jon Cooper democraticcoalition.com @joncoopertweets
Dr. Dena Grayson wikipedia.org/wiki/Dena_Grayson @DrDenaGrayson
Martin O’Malley martinomalley.com @martinomalley
SJW INDIVIDUALS and ORGANIZATIONS
Charlotte Clymer facebook.com/cmclymer @cmclymer
Shannon Coulter grabyourwallet.org/ @shannoncoulter
Kathie Dello @kathiedello
Scott Dworkin democraticcoalition.org/ @funder
William LeGate addme.fun/legate @williamlegate
Matt McDermott matthewfmcdermott.com @mattmfm
PoliticsVideoChannel politicsvideochannel.com/ @politvidchannel
Jay Scherbeth @jaysch
Michael Skolnik wearesoze.com @michaelskolnik
Grant Stern grantstern.com @grantstern
Bishop Talbert facebook.com/talbertswan @TalbertSwan
Tom Watson causewired.com @tomwatson
Igor Volsky email@example.com @igorvolsky
Reid Adair https://www.uabsports.com/staff.aspx?staff=13 @rwabhm
Rob Bennett nittotire.com @rob_bennett
David Hogg @davidhogg111
Ed Krassenstein edkrass.com @EdKrassen
Brian Krassenstein pscp.tv/krassenstein @krassenstein
Darius Marder http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2942187/ @darisumarder
Daily Kos dailykos.com @dailykos
Michael Moore michaelmoore.com @mmflint
Laurie O’Connell @lococonsulting
ThinkProgress thinkprogress.org @thinkprogress
CLIMATE ALARMISM IS STILL BIZARRE, DOGMATIC, INTOLERANT
It’s odd that so many climate alarmists shut down discussion unless their opinions are accepted without reservation. Paul Driessen writes about it.
Question or challenge climate crisis orthodoxy, however, and you will be vilified and face RICO prosecutions, bogus slander and SLAPP lawsuits, censure or expulsion from your university, attacks for sponsoring museum exhibits, or even “four hots and a cot” in a jail or a faraway gulag.
We need more discussion so folks on all sides of issues can have their ideas heard.
Bill Belichick Was Right In l’Affaire Butler
Multiple reports are appearing that Butler was not on the team plane from New England to the Super Bowl in Minneapolis because of an illness. Showing up a day late also meant he missed a day of practice. Then he also had a “rough” week of practice once he did get on the field and was late for several meetings. And he apparently missed curfew at least once, and had a meltdown with a member of the coaching staff.
UPDATE TO ADD LINKS:
Just spoke with Malcolm Butler on a number of topics, including his Super Bowl benching. He hasn’t spoken with Bill Belichick since they departed Minnesota but surmised why he didn’t play that night: pic.twitter.com/ccCsoCLnLj
— Jeff Howe (@jeffphowe) March 14, 2018
According to the Providence Journal:
Butler stayed back in Massachusetts when the team arrived earlier this week. After having flu-like symptoms, he visited a local area hospital multiple times before getting clearance to join his teammates out north.
#NFL #SuperBowl Patriots/Eagles – Bill Belichick benched Malcolm Butler due to arriving late to team hotel, was also found with possession of marijuana on Thursday evening. Belichick was “fed up” with these actions and took a bold stand. (Closed source)
— Robot Dave (@Robot_Davey) February 5, 2018
My understanding is the benching of #Patriots CB Malcolm Butler happened because of a perfect storm of issues: Sickness, a rough week of practice, and a minor rule violation believed to be related to curfew. A complicated matter. pic.twitter.com/TmUJgkHpsZ
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) February 5, 2018
All of this resulted in Coach Bill Belichick deciding to sit him for the biggest game of the year. Was BB correct in sticking by the team rules? By all accounts he has very few team rules:
- Be where you are when you are supposed to be there
- Pay attention
- Put the team first
Butler broke all of these rules.
If he was sick and showed up a day late in Minnesota how was he able to be out at night? Shouldn’t he have been resting? As a professional athlete he makes a lot of money and has a lot of off season time. He can go out when he wants during the off season. But the Super bowl is a business trip. Deciding to party rather than rest was putting himself above the team.
Why dress him if he wasn’t going to play? With multiple injuries and a shortage of bodies he was an emergency only player. If Rowe or Bademosi got knocked out of the game Butler probably would have played more.
I can’t remember if it was Rowe, Harmon or Bademosi who commented after the game that they had gotten more reps in practice along side Gilmore. But there was an answer from one of them talking about this. So it wasn’t a complete surprise that Butler’s playing time would be limited.
Belichick is looking at the long view. The reason they win so much and get to the Super Bowl is because they have discipline. The players buy-in or they are gone. Breaking the few rules they have results in consequences. Belichick is willing to stand by the rules even in the biggest game of the year.
He has consistently leaned on his “dependable” players. Not necessarily superstars but guys who will be there. It doesn’t mean they will be perfect but often others will support them and together the team will prevail. This is how Butler got into the SB v Seattle and made the game winning interception. He had proved to the coaches through practice time that he could be depended on.
Imagine if that game had turned out different, that the Seahhawks had handed off to Lynch and ultimately won the game. Many would have likely questioned why Butler was in the game.
Belichick’s view of the big picture, along with his attention to details, almost always pays off. He knows it will pay dividends in the long run. If he gave in he would eventually have no rules and chaos would reign (See Steelers). In the end this was not about Belichick’s ego or pride. It was about a team concept of supporting each other and enforcing the rules.
The fact that Belichick was willing to stand by the team rules in the biggest game of the year only proves to strengthen his credibility.