The Bitemaster talks about patriotism

The Bitemaster stands for the National Anthem, but supports those who kneel in protest against police brutality and racial injustice.

The Bitemaster despises the swifboating of John Kerry. It was one of the most dishonorable actions of George W. Bush’s presidential campaign.

The Bitemaster despises Donald Trump’s insults of Gold Star Mother Ghazala Khan.

The Bitemaster salutes our service members even when he disagrees with their politics. And that goes double for John McCain. Unlike Captain Bone Spur, McCain earned the right to to spout off on any damn thing he wants — even when I think he’s wrong.

I’m no showy patriot, but I have nothing against pledging allegiance to the American flag. But the flag lapel pin has become a symbol of fake patriotism, proudly worn by those who would destroy the Constitution and betray the US to Russia.

And the American right-wing is full of “sovereign citizens,” tax protesters, secessionists like Todd Palin, and other anti-American types.

Which brings me to standing for “God Bless America,” which is now played at American baseball stadia, Should one stand for it? It’s just a song, not the National Anthem. So I asked one of the most decent men I know, himself a veteran of Vietnam. He said he stands in honor of his friends who died there. Good enough for me. Next time, I stand.

 

About the football players’ national anthem protests

Some Dolphins protested, some didn't. I'm proud to be a citizens of a country where diverse views can be expressed.

Some Dolphins protested, some didn’t. I’m proud to be a citizen of a country where diverse views can be expressed.

Some Chiefs protested, and at least one staffer didn't. I'm proud to be a citizens of a country where diverse views can be expressed.

Some Chiefs protested, and at least one staffer didn’t. I’m proud to be a citizen of a country where diverse views can be expressed.

Some Chiefs protested, and at least one staffer didn't. I'm proud to be a citizens of a country where diverse views can be expressed.

Kate Upton is a great-looking model who doesn’t agree with the protests. From what I’ve read, she’s not a jerk, so what the heck.

Source: Kate Upton calls out Dolphins players national anthem protest

The NFL patriotism is bought and paid for by American taxpayers

Last week, a report released by U.S. Senators Jeff Flake and John McCain (R-AZ) revealed that the U.S. Department of Defense had paid the NFL $6.1 million from 2012 through 2015 for patriotic moments at games, including things like military appreciation nights and National Guards singing the National Anthem. Other sports leagues participated in paid patriotism as well, but the NFL was the league that profited the most.

Source: The NFL Gets Paid For Patriotism, Fines Player For Wearing Patriotic Cleats | ThinkProgress

Assholes hold convention in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania

By RV, covered wagon, and tricked-out limo, assholes from all over Pennsylvania are flocking to Cumberland County to listen to asshole speakers, attend asshole symposiums, and check out the booths of asshole vendors.

Attendees are expected to include the student who wouldn’t stand for the Pledge of Allegiance, the atheist association that jumped on the publicity bandwagon, the school nurse who wouldn’t provide medical treatment to the offending student, and the clueless guidance counselor.

At least the Carlisle Area School District hasn’t said anything stupid yet.

Atheists slam school nurse for refusing to treat student who won’t stand for Pledge of Allegiance.