The Philadelphia Eagles, the Kansas City Chiefs, and the Flaming Hypocrisy of the Media. [VIDEO]

The Philadelphia Eagles, the Kansas City Chiefs, and the Flaming Hypocrisy of the Media. [VIDEO]

The Philadelphia Eagles, the Kansas City Chiefs, and the Flaming Hypocrisy of the Media. [VIDEO]

To kneel or not to kneel? That issue is front-and-center in the sports world again, after President Trump called off Tuesday’s WH visit for the Philadelphia Eagles. Now if you follow football, you know that the Eagles are the 2017 Super Bowl champs. And if you’re a conservative, you’ll recall that none of the Eagles were kneelers during the 2017 season.

But, some of the players don’t particularly like Trump, and few planned to go, so the WH scrapped the visit. As a result, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney called Trump “a fragile egomaniac obsessed with crowd size . . .”

Yeah, that’ll leave a mark on Trump.

Meanwhile, back in the Heartland, you’d think Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid had just signed a pact with the Devil.

What did Reid do? Well, he had the audacity to support KS Republican Governor Jeff Colyer in not just one, but two! two! fundraisers.

A Kansas City Star reporter fumed that Reid was ‘playing politics,’ because “Reid Gets Vocal in Kansas Governor’s Race But Not in NFL Anthem Flap.”

Another sports writer whined, “Why Isn’t Andy Reid Being Told to Just Shut Up and Play?”

To be sure, Reid is pretty agnostic about the kneeling kerfuffle. He’s known in Kansas City as basically a decent guy who plays well with others. So he wants to get along with NFL kneeling rules:

Moreover, the Chiefs players themselves have not been big on the kneeling thing, either. Yes, before the Chiefs-Redskins game that was played after the October massacre in Las Vegas, three Chiefs players either sat or knelt during the anthem. However, while linebacker Justin Houston did kneel, it was in prayer, as he’s done before other games, too:

“I feel like prayer changes everything. So I was praying before the game. Because I pray that we come together as one instead of being separate.”

If only we all adopted Houston’s attitude. Well, I wish.

But there’s more to this story about a football coach backing a GOP candidate. Gov. Colyer just committed an Ultimate Sin against the LGBT crowd. It’s because a month ago, the Kansas state legislature narrowly passed an adoption bill that would allow faith-based adoption agencies the right to reject gay or lesbian couples.

And Gov. Jeff Colyer signed it into law. Oh, the horror!

GOP gubernatorial candidate Jim Barnett, who opposed the bill, said this of Reid:

“It just seems inappropriate for the Kansas City Chiefs to become involved in a political campaign for a candidate, who has just signed into law one of the most discriminatory pieces of legislation in recent memory.”

Oh, please. Spare me the hysterics. But, latest polls show that Barnett lags behind in a tight race in KS between frontrunners Colyer and the conservative Secretary of State Kris Kobach, so there’s that.

So let me get this straight. According to the media, it’s okay for football players to go onto the field, their place of work, and on game day during work hours while in their uniforms, and piss off football fans who pay good money to see NFL games. But it’s outrageous if a football coach goes to fundraisers off the field, out of uniform, and after hours, to give support to his preferred candidate.

Because. . . Republican. Because. . . LGBT.

What a flaming pile of hypocrites the media are! You know the saying, “If they didn’t have double standards, they’d have no standards at all.”

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Kim is a pint-sized patriot who packs some big contradictions. She is a Baby Boomer who never became a hippie, an active Republican who first registered as a Democrat (okay, it was to help a sorority sister's father in his run for sheriff), and a devout Lutheran who practices yoga. Growing up in small-town Indiana, now living in the Kansas City metro, Kim is a conservative Midwestern gal whose heart is also in the Seattle area, where her eldest daughter, son-in-law, and grandson live. Kim is a working speech pathologist who left school system employment behind to subcontract to an agency, and has never looked back. She describes her conservatism as falling in the mold of Russell Kirk's Ten Conservative Principles. Don't know what they are? Google them!

1 Comment
  • GWB says:

    GOP gubernatorial candidate Jim Barnett, who opposed the bill
    And that right there is … pathetic. And how you get more Trump.

    What a flaming pile of hypocrites the media are!

    off the field, out of uniform, and after hours
    It’s never been about equality. It’s ALWAYS been about power – specifically the power to force people to approve of their particular perversion of nature.

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