Monday, February 19, 2018

Dale Hansen Hates America

 

Guest post by Drew Rellim

You may find this surprising, but I hate to write about politics. Discuss it? Yes. Give my opinion and let people know what I believe and why? Sure. But I do not like discussing and opining on things that are tough to talk about. I write for a college sports blog because it is an escape from how hard life can be for everyone. During the fall, I can have the roughest week in the world, but I look forward to Saturdays where I can take the hour drive to my college town and catch up with all friends. Black and White, Democrat and Republican, Christian or agnostic, these people are my friends and fellow alums and we all bleed the same school colors. I also have always kept my blog politics and religion-free because despite my deeply held convictions and beliefs, I want my blog to be a place of unity and not divisiveness.

However, I am deviating from that today because it is time that someone responds to a person on the left who race-baits, mocks Christian morality, and uses his time as a sportscaster to pontificate in a self righteous manner to his viewers who he looks down upon, and that man is Dale Hansen. He never lets a tragedy pass without trying to pass on some great faux wisdom from his liberal worldview. He openly mocks and attacks the President (something he would NEVER have had the courage to do in with the previous President), and honestly believes that the people who pay to listen to him cover sports give a plug nickel's worth of care about what he thinks in the social and political scene.

Monday, January 15, 2018

10 Essential Components of Effective Immigration Reform


A few days ago, I published the first part of my article discussing immigration reform, “Enough With The Outrage – Fix Immigration!”. Hopefully you already read it, but if not, maybe go check it out!

So what is the answer to our immigration problem? What kind of solution would address the issues at hand, without being entirely partisan (even though we all know that democrats will vote against anything that doesn’t give them every single thing they want)?

Well, while the rest of you idiots were freaking out about President Trump maybe using a naughty word to describe another country, I’ve taken the liberty of finding the solution for you. You’re welcome.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Enough With The Outrage – Fix Immigration!


As the “OMG he called 3rd world countries shitholes!” debacle rages on, I can’t help but feel like we are wasting valuable time that could be better used to negotiate an immigration deal. Or I don’t know...maybe even figure out how to prevent a government shutdown next week? But alas, that is not how we do things these days. If there’s anything negative to say about Trump, that’s what everyone is going to focus on. But hey, in case you outraged degenerates stop to take a breath and consider getting back to things that actually matter, I figured I’d take a moment to discuss what I see as the solution to our immigration problem.

President Trump (damn I LOVE saying that!) has been preaching the need for a merit-based immigration system ever since he was a candidate. And I think if liberals weren’t so focused on opposing him at every turn, they just might see the potential benefits it could have.

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Was Jeff Sessions The Right Choice?

"Jeff Sessions" (CC BY-SA 2.0) by Gage Skidmore

When President Trump chose Jeff Sessions as his Attorney General, I thought he had made a relatively strong choice. Admittedly, part of the reason I liked him, however, was just because of how much Democrats and the media absolutely detested him. In fact, their outrage and autistic screeching over his nomination, was nothing short of delectable for a Trump supporter like me.

He seemed solid on immigration issues and other parts of Trump’s agenda. In fact, aside from his stance on legalizing marijuana, I agreed with him on almost all issues. He was relatively passive, in a very “un-Trump” sort of way. But my assumption was that Trump wouldn’t have chosen him if he didn’t have the balls it would take to do the job.

I admit it - I think I might have been wrong.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

President Trump's Feud With LaVar Ball


"Donald-Trump" (CC BY 2.0) by Sebastian Vital

For anyone who might have missed it, President Trump just returned from a trip to Asia. Among the other diplomatic tasks he undertook while traveling, he found time to negotiate the release of three American college basketball players who had been arrested in China for stealing a pair of sunglasses.

Upon their release, the three players had to be prompted by the President before they thanked him. Meanwhile, LaVar Ball, the father of one of the kids, outright refused to thank President Trump, or even acknowledge that he was the main reason his son was back on American soil. Adding insult to injury, Ball came back to state that if anyone deserved any form of gratitude, it was Chinese President Xi.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Welcoming Home A Veterans Day Hero


Returning to DFW airport yesterday after an out of state business trip, I️ witnessed something incredible. After landing, I️ left my plane, and on the way to the baggage claim, only two gates down from mine, I️ was stopped in my tracks.

I’m a huge supporter of our military and law enforcement, so I’m a sucker for any display of patriotism. Flags, National Anthem, historical monuments, all of it. So when I️ was about to exit to the baggage claim and saw a crowd congregating around a bunch of flags in the terminal, I️ had to take a look.

I️ had never witnessed the return of an Honor Flight before. But by some fluke, I️ happened to be at the airport at the right time. I️ have to say, it was incredibly moving.

Monday, September 25, 2017

My Thoughts On The NFL National Anthem Protests

"Oakland Raiders National Anthem Kneeling" (CC BY-SA 2.0) by Keith Allison
As a supporter of free speech and the first amendment, I fully respect the right that all NFL players and other professional athletes have, to take a knee in peaceful protest of what they perceive to be racism, police violence, injustice or oppression of minorities. Even though I believe their justification for the protest is severely flawed, I completely support their right to express their opinion.

What those players and coaches should acknowledge however, is that the team owners also have the same right to bench them or terminate their contract - not for protesting, but for doing something that owner believes hurts his team's brand.