The Wednesday Read: Fagg, NFL, & Soccer

Great people talk about ideas, average people talk about things, and small people talk about wine. – Fran Lebowitz

Today I provide independent commentary about the following items for this edition of The Wednesday Read:

  • Russell Fagg Announcement
  • National Football League
  • U.S. Men’s Soccer Team

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Monday’s Quick Hits

It’s a shame the White House has become an adult day care center. Someone obviously missed their shift this morning. –U.S. Senator Bob Corker, R-Tenn. (10/08/17)

Today’s quick hits deal with:

  • Vice President Mike Pence
  • U.S. Senator Bob Corker
  • Montana Senate 2018

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Terrific News Tuesday

America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves. – Abraham Lincoln

Welcome to Terrific News Tuesday (TNT)!

In case this is your first time reading TNT, this column is all about good news. I know it’s hard to believe, but I won’t be complaining or criticizing anyone or anything in this column today – just writing about some terrific news that caught my attention!

Here are the stories that caught my attention for this week’s TNT column:

  • Federal Literacy Grant
  • The Flag and National Anthem
  • Banned Books Week 2017
  • Fall TV Season
  • Tim Tebow

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The President & the NFL

Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, ‘Get that son of a bitch off the field right now. Out. He’s fired. He’s FIRED!’ – President Donald J. Trump, September 22, 2017

In calling those NFL players who peacefully protest during the National Anthem, a “son of a bitch” President Trump united the NFL players, owners, and many others.

First of all, let me get this straight, I stand during the National Anthem and I either place my hand over my heart while facing the flag or during some events, I salute the flag because I am a veteran.

I know several people who died while serving in our military defending our freedoms. That is my way of honoring them and my country.

The big news on Sunday was showing how NFL players and fans reacted during the beginning of each game when the National Anthem was played. Many locked arms and some knelt during the playing of the National Anthem. Some raised their arms and made a fist. It was peaceful.

None of those protesting were showing disrespect to military personnel or to anyone in uniform. That angle used by those who dislike the protests is a non-starter.

Maybe you feel differently, but none of those protests bothered me. I served my country so people could have the freedom of speech and of expression. I am happy we still have that freedom.

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Monday’s Quick Hits

Failure is success if we learn from it. – Malcolm Forbes

Welcome to Monday – the last Monday of August!

Today I take a look at:

  • Colin Kaepernick
  • Juneau vs. Zinke
  • Lit Drop Saturday
  • Florida Primary
  • Trump & Immigration

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