lHey, Kapernick, I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but your team is 1-9. As a failed quarterback, you are probably looking for a new line of work. Political pundit clearly isn’t it.
At our Thanksgiving feast yesterday, I told the fam that I am done with the NFL, not because of silly fools like this mental midget Colin Kapernick and his ignorant pontificating, but because the NFL insulted my intelligence by saying there isn’t anything they can do about it. It’s bad for business, and they know it, AND since they control everything that these players do, how can they pretend that they can’t stop it?
Yesterday, this jackass doubled down on not only his ripping the country in which he became a rich man, but also on doing so by making stupid, uninformed remarks in which he praised Fidel Castro’s slave island and suggested that our country comes up very short by comparison.[amazon template=wishlist&asin=1594036675]
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick says the United States could learn a thing or two about education from former Cuban President Fidel Castro.
Mr. Kaepernick, who has sought to draw attention to a litany of causes célèbres this football season by kneeling during the pre-game National Anthem, was grilled by Miami media ahead of Sunday’s game against the Dolphins for his perceived support of the Communist dictator.
The embattled quarterback, who was spotted in a T-shirt depicting Mr. Castro earlier this year, initially demurred when asked about the shirt by a reporter from the Miami Herald who comes from a family of Cuban exiles. He pointed out that the shirt also pictured Malcolm X.
“I’m not talking about Fidel Castro and his oppression,” Mr. Kaepernick said on Wednesday’s press call, the Palm Beach Post reported. “I’m talking about Malcolm X and what he’s done for people.”
But when pressed on the point, he praised the Cuban autocrat’s comparative commitment to education and criminal justice reform.
“One thing that Fidel Castro did do is they have the highest literacy rate because they invest more in their education system than they do in their prison system, which we do not do here, even though we’re fully capable of doing that,” Mr. Kaepernick said.
The reporter he said this garbage to comes from a family of Cuban exiles.
The Daily Mail reports that the conversation was between Kaepernick and a reporter from the Miami Herald. The unidentified reporter comes from a family of Cuban exiles. (UPDATE: The reporter has been identified as Armando Salguero.) (Uh oh) After the opinionated ball thrower made the comment about spending on education,
The reporter replied: ‘He also did something that we do not do here: he broke up families, he took over a country without any justice and without any election’.
Kaepernick fought back: ‘We do break up families here. That’s what mass incarceration is. That was the foundation of slavery so our country has been based on that as well as the genocide of native Americans.’
When the reporter asked whether Kaepernick was equating the breaking up of Cuban families with people going to jail in the United States, Kaepernick said: ‘I’m equating the breaking up of families with the breaking up of families.’
After a brief silence, the reporter replied: ‘Wow. That’s amazing.’
I know that statement equating people incarcerated for committing crimes with those imprisoned, tortured and murdered for disagreeing with Castro doesn’t make sense, unless you consider an important fact:This guy is an imbecile. More from the Daily Mail story:
The quarterback, who has repeatedly knelt instead of standing during the national anthem, hit out at reports that suggested his protests were to blame for the NFL’s decreasing viewership.
‘I would say they probably need to look in the mirror at what they value,’ Kaepernick said.
‘You know, if they’re OK with people being treated unfairly, being abused, being harassed, being terrorized, then the problem is more with what they’re doing in their lives than it is about watching football games.’
Wait–people being treated unfairly, being abused and terrorized? That sounds A LOT like what Castro and his brother Raul have been doing for over 60 years, and this goof praises their regime.
As our friends over at Western Journalism point out, when it comes to spending on prisons v. education, this brainiac is just wrong.
Both Sen. Bernie Sanders and President Obama have used $80 billion as the amount spent annually by all levels of government in the U.S. to incarcerate offenders in prisons and jails. The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget cites that $80 billion figure drawn from a report by the Brookings Institution.
The most recent figures available through the National Center for Education Statisticsshow, “Total expenditures for public elementary and secondary schools in the United States amounted to $620 billion in 2012–13.” That’s not including government spending on higher education.
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Are you watching the NFL less because of their allowing this dunderhead to make a fool of himself while dissing the United States of America? Please let me know in the comments.