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Why Democrats hate the flag: Seeing even a small American flag can make you vote Republican

This why “Progressives”, including “woke” corporations like the NFL, are allergic to the American flag and the national anthem.

A study found that just seeing even a small American flag one time shifted both Democrats and Republicans toward the Republican end of the ideological spectrum in beliefs, attitudes, as well as voting intentions and behavior.

The study, “A Single Exposure to the American Flag Shifts Support Toward Republicanism up to 8 Months Later,” by Travis J. Carter (University of Chicago), Melissa J. Ferguson (Cornell University) and Ran R. Hassin (Hebrew University) was published in Psychological Science on July 8, 2011.

Here is the Abstract:

We report that a brief exposure to the American flag led to a shift toward Republican beliefs, attitudes, and voting behavior among both Republican and Democratic participants, despite their overwhelming belief that exposure to the flag would not influence their behavior. In Experiment 1, which was conducted online during the 2008 U.S. presidential election, a single exposure to an American flag resulted in a significant increase in participants’ Republican voting intentions, voting behavior, political beliefs, and implicit and explicit attitudes, with some effects lasting 8 months after the exposure to the prime. In Experiment 2, we replicated the findings more than a year into the current Democratic presidential term. These results constitute the first evidence that nonconscious priming effects from exposure to a national flag can bias the citizenry toward one political party and can have considerable durability.

Ed Yong of Discover magazine has more details on the study.

Experiment #1:

  • In the run-up to the 2008 US presidential election, a group of around 200 volunteers were asked them about their political views.
  • A month or so later, the volunteers were divided into two groups that were comparable in their political beliefs, voting intentions and other variables.
  • Both groups rated how likely they were to vote for either the Democrat Barack Obama or the Republican John McCain on an online questionnaire.
  • The questionnaires were identical except for one small detail – in the top left corner of the screen, one group saw a small American flag and the other saw nothing.
  • That tiny difference was enough to swing their voting preferences. Those who saw the tiny flag became more likely to vote for McCain than Obama (relative to their answers at the start of the experiment); felt more positive towards Republicans; and showed a small Republican bias in their unconscious atittudes.
  •  After the election, the volunteers were asked whom they actually voted for. Those who saw the flag were less likely to have voted for Obama than those who didn’t (73% versus 84%). They were also more likely to think that the media were unduly harsh in their treatment of McCain.
  • The flag effect lasted for at least 8 months. In July 2009, eight months after the experiment, participants who saw the tiny flag on-screen still showed some Republican bias. They were less happy about Obama’s job performance than their peers, less warm about other Democrat leaders, and even held slightly more conservative views.

Experiment #2:

  • In spring of 2010, with Obama a year in power, a new group of 70 volunteers were asked to look at four photographs. Half the people saw buildings with flags in front of them; the others saw photos where the flags had been digitally removed.
  • Even though the two groups had the same spectrum of political beliefs beforehand, the flag group shifted towards a Republican worldview after seeing the photos.

Now you know why the Left — Democrats, Progressives, woke capitalists, the media — are allergic and downright hostile to the American flag, national anthem, statues of the Founding Fathers, and patriotism in general.

~Eowyn

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NFL player Drew Bees will wear accused sexual assaulter’s name on his helmet

Jacob Blake was shot seven times in the back by police in Kenosha. The media and BLM INSTANTLY shot straight to the racist police brutality narrative. That’s how it works these days.

More facts about Blake are coming out and what led up to his shooting/arrest. He was at the home of one of his female victims who claims he assaulted her in May. The victim had called police to have them remove Blake since she had a restraining order against him. Highlights:

Blake was accused of domestic abuse and felony sexual assault
A three-count criminal complaint filed on July 6 against Blake includes criminal trespass, third-degree sexual assault and disorderly conduct
Blake was accused of a Class G felony sexual assault – which could carry a maximum 10-year prison term – and two counts of domestic abuse involving trespass and disorderly conduct.
A report states at about 6am the female victim was woken up by Blake
Female victim told the police she was penetrated digitally which caused her pain and humiliation and was done without consent

Read all the details about the complaint here. Take a look at his rap sheet here.

At the time police showed up to arrest Blake, he had a knife on him and resisted arrest, even after two police officers used tasers on him.

What were police to do? Let this perp walk away, possibly to come back and hurt the female victim again?

You can question why the officer felt the need to shoot Blake seven times. Unless you are the media or a BLM supporter who chooses to not wait for investigation results.

You can also question (and guess) as to why Blake didn’t comply with police officers. Having a violent criminal background, an active warrant for your arrest, and carrying a knife might explain a lot, too.

But the facts don’t matter to the BLM supporters, media and demorats. Witness what NFL player Drew Brees intends to do to support the sexual assaulter Blake:

Guess the #MeToo movement is officially over now that men are openly supporting sexual assault perpetrators who violate restraining orders and their attempts to evade police.

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The real story: It’s not just a few big Democrat cities that are burning

Demorats have generally ignored rioting in the streets and have suggested that President Trump is the cause of any social disruption. Mainstream media have suggested that the rioting is confined to half a dozen big cities. Republicans have blamed Demorat mayors and governors for not bringing the riots under control.

But fact is, none of us are getting the true picture of what is happening to this country. Protests and riots have occurred in all 50 states. The Army National Guard has been deployed to at least 23 states and the District of Columbia to combat rioters and looters. More than 350 cities and towns have been wracked with unrest—all this while left-wing socialist/communist government officials sit in complacent approval of the mayhem.

Our country is coming apart at the seams. Nero fiddles while Rome burns.

What follows is research published on June 2, 2020 by Mohammed Haddad, writing for Aljazeera. These data are more than two months old.

I have to wonder, how much worse is it now?

https://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/interactive/2020/06/mapping-cities-george-floyd-protests-erupted-200601081654119.html

~ Grif

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Professional sports: Why even bother?

I’ve been done since Colin Kaepernick hijacked NFL entertainment. And then “diversity” became a priority.

I’m done. BYE. BYE.

DCG

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National Hockey League stand for National Anthem

How refreshing.

The National Hockey League  (NHL) is a professional ice hockey league in North America, currently comprising 31 teams: 24 in the United States and 7 in Canada. The NHL is considered to be the premier professional ice hockey league in the world.

Yesterday afternoon, July 30, 2020, before the NHL exhibition game in Edmonton, Alberta, unlike the disgusting NFL (National Football League) and the NBA, but like other NHL teams, the NHL Dallas Stars and Nashville Predators all stood, instead of kneel, for the U.S. national anthem as well as Canada’s.

The two teams linked arms during the anthems as a show of unity supporting equality, thereby signaling both their support for racial equality — the supposed cause of Black Lives Matter — without disrespecting the U.S. flag or national anthem.

The NHL allows individual players to choose a cause for the league’s #ISkateFor campaign.

As examples, Stars forward Tyler Seguin posting a statement on social media in June supporting BLM, and attended a protest in Dallas following the killing of George Floyd. Stars interim coach Rick Bowness, however, wore a plaid ribbon on his lapel — Nova Scotia’s Tartan — in remembrance of several tragedies in his home province, including a missing three-year-old, and mass shooting that resulted in 22 casualties.

Source: Dallas Morning News

~Eowyn

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Race hustler Colin Kaepernick scores Di$ney deal despite USA’s racist white supremacy

Social justice warrior Colin Kaepernick is so oppressed, y’all. The black man who is worth $20 MILLION in the good ‘ol USA is so very, VERY, VERY oppressed.

On Independence Day Colin tweeted out the following about how bad, bad, and racist America is. Keep in mind he did this while living in the the same country that allowed HIM to accumulate more wealth than most of us with “white privilege” will ever achieve:

A couple days later he was rewarded with this:

Ain’t America great?!!

DCG

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Sacrificing: Nike reports $790M Q4 loss as sales plunge

Even as online sales increased due to people being shut at home during Wuhan virus lockdowns, Nike reported a loss for the quarter ending May 31.

From Yahoo:

“Sports giant Nike reported a surprise loss Thursday as shutdowns due to COVID-19 prompted a big drop in revenues in spite of higher online sales.

Nike reported a loss of $790 million in the quarter ending May 31, which translated to a loss of 51 cents per share compared with analyst expectations for nine cents per share in profit.

Revenues tumbled 38 percent to $6.3 billion following huge declines in sales in most of the world.

In North America, the company’s biggest operating region, revenues plunged 46 percent to $2.2 billion.”

Read the whole story here.

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https://news.yahoo.com/nike-reports-790-mn-q4-loss-sales-plunge-000342777.html

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Nancy Pelosi leads Democrats to take-a-knee, then can’t get up

Breitbart reports that yesterday, June 8, 2020, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) piously led fellow Congressional Democrats — including Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), and Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) — to “take a knee” in silence for 8 minutes and 46 seconds in Emancipation Hall at the U.S. Capitol “in honor of” George Floyd and to “respect the actions of the American people to speak out” against the “consequences” of slavery and racism “specifically manifested in police brutality.”

8 minutes and 46 seconds are the same amount of time former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who has been charged with second degree murder and second-degree manslaughter, knelt on Floyd’s neck, which ended in the latter’s death.

Referring to slavery in U.S. history, Pelosi said:

“That tragedy, that tragedy, that hour of history … slavery in our own country and then all the consequences of that. We are here to observe that pain. We are here to respect the actions of the American people to speak out against that, specifically manifested in police brutality. We are here to honor George Floyd and so many others who lost their lives and were abused by police brutality.”

Pelosi then read off a host of names, including Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Freddie Gray, Michel Brown, and Trayvon Martin, before the Democrat legislators, all draped in Kente cloth scarves, collectively took a knee.

Kente cloth is a textile made in Ghana, Africa, of interwoven cloth strips of silk and cotton. Kente scarves are often used by blacks in America as a symbol of ethnic pride.

After the kneeling, 80-year-old Pelosi struggled to get up.

Reaching to an aide for help, Pelosi blamed her high heels. She said: “It’s hard to get up. It’s better not to have high heels.”

Afterwards, Pelosi made more pious remarks during a press briefing.

Glaringly ignoring the violence, burning, looting, and killing of many Floyd protests (see “America Under Siege: George Floyd rioters burn, loot, kill”), Pelosi extolled the protests, saying: “Today this moment of national anguish is being transformed into a movement of national action as Americans from across the country peacefully protest to demand an end to injustice.” 

Taking-the-knee is a Masonic gesture of deference, according to Henry Makow. NOTHING, nothing is and will ever be sufficient to placate blacks and the Left about slavery. Never mind the fact that Americans had fought the Civil War (1851-1865) to end slavery — the most ruinous war in U.S. history, which exacted a toll of an estimated 755,000 military deaths, amounting to 2.385% of the then-population.

~Eowyn

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We’re Being Played: BLM “Good Cop” vs. ANTIFA “Bad Cop”

Cross-posted with trevor loudon.com

One need not be a cynic to observe that media-propelled street demonstrations over the killing of a Black occur, with suspicious correlation, during the months preceding elections: Trayvon Martin in 2012; Michael Brown (Ferguson, MO and Oakland, CA) in 2014; Sylville Smith (Milwaukee) and Keith Lamont Scott (Charlotte) in 2016. And now in 2020, across the nation after the death (murder?) of George Floyd.

This is not to say that outrage over the death of George Floyd is to be dismissed as inauthentic, nor unwarranted. While there is much we don’t yet know, the now-infamous video is certainly prima facie evidence of police abuse. Still, there is much that must be to be determined before we can reach legitimate conclusions: was the knee on the neck accepted procedure in that department (doubtful), used on Whites and Blacks alike, or did the officer go out of bounds? Was he disciplined before, or even did the department try to fire him before, but was unsuccessful due to union contract protections?

We still have much to learn.  In time, we will know. What we do know now is that the matter has the full attention of state, local and federal prosecutors, and justice will be done, and in the daylight of media coverage. In turn, a salutary deterrence effect of rogue police behavior will be advanced.

At the same time, it’s also worth noting that the same folks who are quick to condemn all police, and indeed our entire country for “systemic racism,” are the first ones to dismiss the rioting and looting as coming from a “few bad actors” while the “overwhelming majority of protestors are peaceful.”

Well guess what? The overwhelming majority of police are upstanding and brave individuals, performing a ever-more difficult and dangerous jobs (and so they do deserve robust job protections, just not at the expense of preventing the removal of those who do not deserve to wear a badge).

Before we proceed however, it must be stated unequivocally that the entire premise of “police slaughtering Blacks” and “systemic racism” in this country is a big lie – one worthy of premier propagandists like Edward Bernays and his spiritual protégé, Josef Goebbels. Don’t take my word for it – it’ll be dismissed as coming from a White male, in Progressive-speak meaning that it is to be summarily dismissed. So instead, consider the words of intellectually honest Blacks, such as Candace Owens (here  and here) and Larry Elder (here and here).

When you have big lies developed, distributed and adhered to, notwithstanding contrary evidence, you have an underlying agenda – one that may be shrouded even from the public operatives perpetuating the big lies.

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Beyonce, Jay-Z & their child sit during Super Bowl National Anthem

Shocker, not. At least we didn’t have to see Beyoncé doing this:

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