An Navy Admiral rips an American football player for exercising his Fist Amendment right at a Pearl Harbor event, and he is given a standing ovation. (The president-elect, by the way, says that this same football player can leave the country if he doesn't like the national anthem.)
The president- elect chooses a person who is opposed to raising the federal minimum wage as his labor secretary, and a climate change denier (a man who sued the EPA) to run...wait for it....the EPA. Oh, and did I mention that his pick to run the education department is opposed to public schools?
At this point I kind of expect him to try and get Bernie Madoff on the supreme court.
And what's with all the former generals in his inner circle? I don't know about y'all, but I smell a takeover.
Anywhoo, speaking of crazy, did you hear about the player for the G Man who says that his home was vandalized with racist graffiti and images?
"The worst thing to happen to Giants fullback Nikita Whitlock wasn’t a season-ending foot injury or being hit with a 10-game PED suspension.
Whitlock’s New Jersey home was broken into Tuesday night, and the burglars left behind some frightening reminders — including a graffiti swastika, the letters KKK and the message “Go back to Africa.”
“It just re-establishes that no matter where you are, no matter who you are, this can happen to you,” Whitlock told WCBS. “It’s about to be 2017. Oppression, violence, racism, hatred, violence, there’s no need for that.”
Whitlock said some jewelry and video game systems were stolen, but the messages left behind were as frightening as the loss of security that comes with knowing someone has invaded your home. It’s the second time they’ve been broken into, and they were already planning to move before the first incident, which happened over Thanksgiving weekend." [Source]
Some people are already saying that this story might be a hoax because of the burglary angle. But hey, all I know is that in New York alone hate crimes have gone up at least thirty five percent since trump was elected president.
There was a fake hate crime story reported, recently, but I don't think that my alt-right friends will lie how this one turned out.
"A New York firefighter was arrested after allegedly setting fire to his own home in an apparent attempt to smear anti-police brutality activists.
Jason Stokes pleaded not guilty Tuesday to arson in connection with the August fire at his house in Endicott, reported WBNG-TV.
Investigators found the message, “lie with pigs, fry like bacon,” written on some siding outside the burned home.
The slogan apparently referenced an incident from August 2015, when some demonstrators chanted, “pigs in a blanket, fry them like bacon,” during a Black Lives Matter protest at the Minnesota State Fair that was widely reported by conservative media.
Pro-police websites blamed the fire at Stokes’ home on “terrorists” associated with the civil rights group.
Prosecutors now believe the 41-year-old Stokes wrote the message to help cover up his crime, although they’re not sure why.
“We don’t need to show a motive, we need to show intent,” said Steve Cornwell, Broome County district attorney.
Investigators also found multiple gas cans placed throughout the home, which they said appeared to be booby-trapped, but Stokes’ family escaped unharmed and no other injuries were reported." [Source]
Blaming the black guy used to be the way to go when you want to get away with a crime. Lately, though, not so much.
Crazy times indeed.
*Pic from cnn.com