Kaepernick, Kavanaugh, Hand Cuffs and Tennis Tantrums

I haven’t worn Nike in years, but I used to wear their high tops back in a younger day.  The whole Colin Kaepernick “new face of Nike” controversy sure has given Nike a lot of publicity, which may have been their strategy all along.   In a few weeks (or less), the boycotts will be finished, Kaepernick will be old news yet again, and I’ll still be wearing my Yellowbox flip flops.  With so many unsung heroes from which to choose, I am mildly curious why Nike would choose this knee-man who really didn’t sacrifice anything.

What a spectacle it was, the Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing for Brett Kavanaugh last week.  Protesters weren’t the only ill-behaved ones, there were a few disorderly, prideful senators, as well.  Folks haven’t figured out that loud, disruptive protests, much like impromptu boycotts, don’t accomplish anything.  Well, except the Kavanaugh hearing protests did garner more than 200 arrests.  I’m sure their bail money had already been set aside by someone other than themselves.  For all their obnoxiousness, all they accomplished was hand cuffs and finger prints, and maybe a few minutes inside a holding cell.   

The anonymous letter to the NY Times?  If I were a betting woman (other than the occasional scratch off ticket, that is), I’d guess Omarosa was the author of that missile…er…missive.

Something else I’d bet on:  “The Connors” (the “Roseanne”  spin-off premiering next month) will tank in record time.   The reason it was such a hit was because it had a hint of conservatism, with enough liberalism tossed in to keep Hollywood quiet.   They were watching, though.  Roseanne the Trump supporter, not Roseanne the show.  Watching and waiting, ready to pounce.   That’s to say Roseanne didn’t help that out a little, or maybe it was Ambien.   We shall see.   I won’t be watching it, and that’s not just because I don’t have cable.

Serena Williams had a tantrum on the tennis courts, and when she wasn’t allowed to get away with it, she said she will continue “fighting for women.”  What?!  I doubt she’ll miss the $17,000 in fines out of the nearly two million runner-up prize.  Fight on, dear lady, though I can’t image what it is you are fighting.  Anger issues, maybe?


One thought on “Kaepernick, Kavanaugh, Hand Cuffs and Tennis Tantrums

  1. I just bought a pair of shoes a few weeks back. They were comfy. I didn’t specifically buy them because they were Nike, but in the future I won’t buy any more of their brand. My brother is on and off about protesting against Target on this and that. Sometimes he’ll shop there, other times not. Disneyland is still opened, though conservatives said they would boycott it base don some of their stands on certain issues. Life goes on. I think you might have something about who wrote that anonymous op-ed. I’m thinking it wasn’t someone directly in the White House.



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