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MLS Real Salt Lake Allows Theft Of American Flag.

As it we didn’t have enough reason to hate soccer….

SANDY, Utah — A Utah County family that brought a Betsy Ross flag to a Real Salt Lake soccer game is speaking out, after stadium staff asked them to take the flag down.

RSL team leadership said the flag is banned, and indicated that it doesn’t fit with their mission of inclusion and unity.

Randolf and Diana Scott have RSL season tickets, and attend every home game at Rio Tinto Stadium.

“Soccer is just a big part of our life,” Diana said.

Most known for his brightly colored mohawk sometimes painted like an American flag, Randolf stands right up front during games. He brings a bag with RSL swag, big chain necklaces, and an American flag that he waves.

At recent home games, he’s gotten more attention than usual because of a new item he added to his game gear.

It’s the commonly named Betsy Ross flag, which was an early version of the American flag. It has 13 stars in a circle, versus the 50 stars featured today.

Apparently the issue is that some white supremacist groups have adopted the Betsy Ross flag as a symbol of race supremacy or some other idiotic thought.

Going Out With A Bang.

(From the colored pencils of AF Branco at Comically Incorrect.)

For those who say that we should ban and confiscate guns despite the Second Amendment, we always ask “what other freedoms would you ban because you don’t like them? Freedom of religion? Freedom of speech? Right to a jury trial in criminal proceedings? Right to confront accusers in a trial? The right to vote?”

If you give up one right, you immediately open the door for the restriction or ending of other rights.

Bud Light Accused Of Telling The Truth.

You may remember this series of commercials around the time of the 2019 Super Bowl where Bud Light claimed that two other beers Miller Light and Coors Light were brewed using corn syrup.

(We apologize for the quality of the video. The good ones we found all required that people sign in to YouTube, presumably because the ad promotes a product that can only be consumed by people over the age of 21. This seems silly to us as the ad appeared on TV during the Super Bowl when millions of people of all ages were watching, but we don’t make up the rules when it comes to YouTube.)

This is where it gets interesting:

“Bud Light,” one such ad closes. “Brewed with no corn syrup.”

That is, by all accounts, a true statement. But it’s also one that helped spur MillerCoors, which brews (as its name implies) Miller Lite and Coors Light, to file a federal lawsuit in Wisconsin against Bud Light brewer Anheuser-Busch.

The Bud Light ad, court documents state, “claims that Miller Lite and Coors Light are ‘made with’ or ‘brewed with’ corn syrup.” All parties to the lawsuit agree that MillerCoors uses corn syrup as an ingredient in brewing both Miller Lite and Coors Light.

However, MillerCoors, with the support of farmers and farm groups that provide corn syrup claim that the ads are deceptive because when brewed, the actual beer doesn’t contain corn syrup. (Apparently, MillerCoors was okay with the statement that Bud Light is brewed with sugar, even though there is no actual sugar in the final product.)

We Believe There Are Idiots Amongst Us…..

What could possibly go wrong with this?

Oy vey.

September 11: A date That Will Be Forgotten.

(Our annual post on 9/11. Sadly, if anything, we see this being more and more true.)

On this day 18 years ago, the United States was attacked by a group of radical Islamists who hijacked multiple commercial airliners. The terrorists successfully crashed two planes into New York’s World Trade Center’s Twin Towers, bringing them down in a spectacular image that most anyone alive will forget. At roughly the same time, another hijacked plane was crashing into the Pentagon just outside of Washington, DC. The final hijacked plane was brought down by passengers in an open field in southwest Pennsylvania before it could hit its intended target of another building in Washington D.C.

As we always have done, Americans rose from the ashes of the fallen towers, the damaged Pentagon and the wreckage of planes to rebuild and strengthen our resolve against those who would seek to harm us and our freedoms. If nothing else, we do this for the memory of the over 3,000 people who were killed on that day.

Today, across the country, there will be speeches in remembrance of 9/11. There will be moments of silence. There will be calls for unity and peace hers in the US and around the world.

There will be people who will say we will always remember 9/11.

Sadly, the call to remember 9/11 won’t be realized – at least not for long.

We could be wrong, but we have history on our side.

It seems that generations always have defining moments within them – moments that leave an indelible mark on the conscience and psyche of those living at the time. While those living at the time seek to pass down the importance of that moment and when it occurred to succeeding generations, as time passes the memory fades and doesn’t seem to be important to younger generations.

Want proof?

Ken White Meets Silence Dogood.

You probably haven’t heard of “Silence Dogood,” who allegedly was a widowed pastors wife from the 1700’s. Her opinion pieces appeared in the The New-England Courant. Sixteen times her essays appeared in the paper but there was one problem: Silence Dogood was not a real person. It was a pseudonym of the then teenager Benjamin Franklin.

Yes, that Benjamin Franklin.

The quote above is from an essay printed in The New England Courant on July 9, 1722.

Ken White, on the other hand is a former federal prosecutor, attorney and successful blogger over at Sadly, White’s writings aren’t as common as they used to be as his real life has curtailed his writings. However, White does have an article in The Atlantic entitled “Don’t Use These Free-Speech Arguments Ever Again – Most speech, hateful or not, is protected by the Constitution. To pretend otherwise is foolhardy.

In discussing the article, Walter Olson over at writes:

Watch and (if you’re like me) cheer as Ken dispatches them all.

White’s destruction of speech tropes include:

Creative Sentencing Out Of Montana.

We hate people that claim military service or make enhanced claims of military service. While not charged with the crime of “Stolen Valor” at the state or Federal level, these clowns got what they deserved.

Two sentenced after lying to judge about military service

Cascade County District Judge Greg Pinski came down hard Friday on two men who falsely claimed to the court that they’d served in the military.

Ryan Patrick Morris, 28, and Troy Allan Nelson, 33, were both before Pinski for violating the terms of their deferred or suspended sentences in two separate, unrelated cases.

Morris was originally charged in April 2017 for a burglary case, where court documents state he stole about $1,500 worth of items from his landlord’s garage.

The Ultimate Aero Bike – The Weird World Of Recumbent Racing.

Always wanted to try a recumbant bike, but we aren’t sure how well they would work in stop and go traffic or up hill. We always see them on flat surfaces which is fine for most places around here, but not so great if you want to ride the Skyline Drive.

Recumbent bikes are the fastest type of bicycle thanks to their aerodynamics and low position. But just how hard are they to ride? How fast could James ride one?

Good Eats Is Back!

Years ago we started watching a cooking show called “Good Eats” on the Food Network called “Good Eats” staring a really strange cast of characters.

The chef is a guy by the name of Alton Brown who has a quirky sense of humor.

The show ended and across the land there was wailing and crying.


Well, Good Eats is back! (Sunday nights at 10 PM)

🚨 THIS IS NOT A DRILL 🚨 Alton Brown and all of us here at Food Network know that fans have been asking — pleading? — for new episodes of Alton’s famous series Good Eats, and we’re so happy to say that it is FINALLY HAPPENING!


Live PD: Carjacking The Cops.

This is from the A&E show Live PD.

First this is one of those things that “seemed like a good idea at the time.”

A woman accused of stealing a car proclaims her innocence and then steals the police car in this clip from “10.26.18”

We would have loved to have been a fly on the wall when the cop had to explain to his supervisors that the car had been stolen. We would bet that he still hasn’t lived that one down from his fellow officers.

At least that cop doesn’t have to call and say a handcuffed suspect stole their car and crashed it like this cop had to do:

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