From the Desk of John Rourke – November 20th, 2017



Picked up a Fobus holster for my Ruger SR22. On clearance for only $13.98.  Great deal!!

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Mrs. Smith Apple Pie. Not as good as bacon but it’s up there.

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“Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch sat during most of U.S. anthem and stood for the Mexican anthem before their game against the Patriots at Azteca Stadium in Mexico City.

Lynch has not stood for the national anthem since returning from retirement this season.”

I can understand the need to express oneself and take a stand – or knee for that matter. That is after all the premise of the 1st Amendment of our Constitution. Let’s remember that the 1st Amendment protects free speech from being controlled by the government. It does NOT provide the right to go up to your boss and call him an asshole. It does NOT provide the right to make a scene in a restaurant and not get kicked out and asked to never return. There are consequences for actions – even if you have the right to take those actions.

Those who say Marshawn Lynch and the rest of the NFL players have the RIGHT to take a knee, sit – whatever – during the National Anthem are 100% correct. No government agent nor police will come arrest them. Their right to take that knee, however, does not extend to being held accountable in the court of public opinion. Based on the NFL ratings the misguided appear to be losing.

My own opinion is these weasels can go suck golf balls. Well, that’s a nice way of saying it. They are spoiled and living in a reality that the most of us cannot begin to identify with. Possibly it is guilt causing them to act out. Don’t know. Don’t care. I continue to protest the NFL by not watching as the leaders of the league remain guilty of coddling these kneeling fools. When the league takes a stand – this fan will return.

As to the issue of racial inequality and injustice, I say welcome to the real world. Bad things happen. This isn’t a perfect world and no amount of kneeling will create a Utopia. There is a problem in this country where people are judged based on their skin color. That is a fact. It’s also a fact that racism exists on both sides of the color spectrum and always will. It needs to improve however kneeling against the very country that made you millionaires and affords you freedom’s most of us can only dream of is not the answer.

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