April 27, 2017

ESPN’s Women’s Site Publishes, Then Pulls Featured Poem Dedicated to 1970s Cop-Killing Fugitive

Yesterday, as Jay Maxson at NewsBusters noted, ESPN laid off 100 on-air personalities. One would think that an awareness of growing financial vulnerability might convince the network to keep its employees’ and contributors’ most radical impulses in check, lest even more subscribers and/or advertisers get alienated. That certainly isn’t happening at ESPNW, the network’s women’s sports website.

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National Press Ignoring Portland, Ore. Parade Cancellation After Threats Against Republican Participants

A development has occurred which should erase any doubt that basic freedoms are in serious jeopardy in much of blue-state America. It is at least as disturbing as the failure of the University of California at Berkeley and the Berkeley Police Department to provide for the safety of conservative Ann Coulter, leading to the cancellation of her planned appearance there. In Portland, Oregon, organizers have cancelled a parade which would have taken place this coming Saturday because anonymous leftists threatened to physically attack Republican participants.

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‘No Further Comment Needed’ Picture of the Day

Filed under: 2nd Amendment,Activism,Quotes, Etc. of the Day — Tom @ 6:13 am

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Thursday Off-Topic (Moderated) Open Thread (042717)

Filed under: Lucid Links — Tom @ 6:00 am

This open thread is meant for commenters to post on items either briefly noted below (if any) or otherwise not covered at this blog. Rules are here.

Positivity: Jim Harbaugh — My priorities are ‘faith, then family, then football’

Filed under: Positivity — Tom @ 5:55 am

From Vatican City (video at link):

Apr 26, 2017 / 12:27 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Former NFL quarterback Jim Harbaugh, now head coach for the University of Michigan football team, is also a Roman Catholic – and he said Wednesday that faith plays a major role in his life.

“The role that (faith) plays in my life is in the priorities that I have,” he said April 26, “faith, then family, then football.”

Coach Harbaugh spoke to CNA following a general audience with Pope Francis in St. Peter’s Square April 26. He and his wife, Sarah, greeted Francis following the audience and presented him with a gift from the team – a University of Michigan helmet and pair of cleats.

The helmet included both the Italian and American flags and a little cross by the chinstrap. The Pope gave Harbaugh “some marching orders,” the coach said, “he told me to pray for him.”

Following the encounter, Harbaugh and his family and the University of Michigan football team were hosted for lunch on the terrace of the EWTN Rome bureau offices. After lunch they held a brief press conference. …

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