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NFL Boss: Stand for Anthem; Prez to Address Iran This Week

Check out Bill’s Daily Briefing for Wednesday, October 11, where we round up the day’s biggest headlines for your perusal. Take a look.

NFL Boss: Stand for Anthem

While he didn’t issue a direct order, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has made it clear that he wants all players to stand during the National Anthem.  Fans have been alienated, ratings have been tanking, and the commish is desperate to stop the bleeding that began last year when Colin Kaepernick became the first player to take a knee.

Reaction from the Radical Left

Black organizations and individuals have come up with a unified theme, namely that forcing players to stand for the Anthem is a modern form of slavery.  The rapper “Common” accused Dallas Cowboys owner of having a “slave owner mentality,” Al Sharpton claimed Jones has a “plantation mentality,” and even the normally sane and sober Michael Wilbon brought up the odious “plantation” comparison.

Harvey to Rehab in Europe

Disgraced and ousted movie mogul Harvey Weinstein is jetting off to Europe, where he will reportedly undergo either counseling or rehabilitation for sex addiction.  He has been fired from his job, his wife has left, and he is even being criticized by Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and other Democrats who enjoyed his massive campaign contributions for so many years.

Did NBC Spike Weinstein Story?

Ronan Farrow, who wrote a chilling expose of Harvey Weinstein for The New Yorker, claims that NBC News refused to run with the story last summer, possibly because Weinstein was so well connected with powerful Democrats.  One NBC insider contends that the story simply “didn’t meet the standard to go forward.”  As you know, NBC News has very, very high standards.

Prez to Address Iran This Week

President Trump is expected to deliver a major speech on Iran and the nuclear deal in the coming days.  Most observers expect the president to “decertify” the arrangement that was worked out with Iran during the Obama administration.  He may also officially designate Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard as a terrorist organization.  Russia and many Western European nations are urging the president not to abrogate the Iran deal, but he is not likely to heed their advice.

Trump, GOP Depend on Tax Reform

After failing to repeal and replace ObamaCare, Senate Republicans and President Trump are in dire need of a legislative victory, first and foremost on taxes.  The first test in that process comes next week, when the Senate votes on a budget.  Given that there are only 52 Republican Senators, and considering that Rand Paul has already announced that he may oppose the budget bill, the president can’t afford to alienate any other GOP senators.

CA’s Deadly Wildfires

17 people have already been killed in the wildfires that are devastating large swaths of California.  Firefighters are continuing their thus-far futile battle against the fires, which have been exacerbated by shifting gusts of winds.  One law enforcement official predicts that, before the flames finally die down, this will go down as “one of the worst natural disasters” in the state’s history.

Melania Visits Opioid-Addicted Infants

First Lady Melania Trump, who has made opioid addiction one of her main priorities, visited a drug center in West Virginia Tuesday.  That state has the highest rate of newborns who enter the world with a drug dependence.  During a roundtable discussion, Mrs. Trump asserted, “I want to be here to support you.”

Trump Travel Ban Victory in Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has delivered a temporary victory to President Trump by dismissing a challenge to his travel ban.  But the travel ban is not entirely legal yet because the latest version, which includes eight countries, has yet to make its way through the court system.  Opponents of the ban have already begun gearing up for new challenges in lower federal courts.

Curious Poll News for President Trump

A new poll finds that President Trump’s approval rating has dropped in every single state since his inauguration.  While that sounds ominous, every president has relatively high ratings on January 20th when he is sworn in, so it’s only natural that there would be a decline.  According to that same survey, 43% of voters nationwide approve of the president’s performance, which is actually not a bad number.

Eminem Joins the Anti-Trump Chorus

The rapper Eminem, going acapella, has released a new video that is pure vitriol directed at President Trump.  He brings up the usual issues of racism, gun control, nuclear weapons, Charlottesville, Puerto Rico, and of course white supremacy.  The video, called “The Storm,” is a four-minute rant with no music to get in the way.  Music critics haven’t weighed in yet, but Eminem got two thumbs up, and one knee down, from Colin Kaepernick.

Drexel U. Finally Penalizes Moron Professor

Political Science professor George Ciccariello-Maher has finally been suspended by Drexel University in Philadelphia.  He recently blamed the Las Vegas massacre on entitled “white people and men,” and previously tweeted about his wish for “white genocide.”  The professor responded in the American way – he is threatening to sue Drexel for caving in to what he calls a “smear campaign.”

College Limits Art Exhibition on Racism

Another Pennsylvania institution of higher learning, York College, had planned to open a public art exhibit that focuses on the terrible treatment of blacks during and after slavery.  But college officials, apparently afraid that the images would be “disturbing,” says the public is no longer welcome.

Baltimore Cops Disciplined in Freddie Gray Case

Two Baltimore police officers will be “disciplined” for their roles in the arrest of Freddie Gray, who died in custody two years ago.  Six officers had been charged in Gray’s death, but all were cleared of criminal charges.  The two cops in question dispute the accusation that they violated police department rules, but are nevertheless accepting the internal punishment, which has not been specified.

Obesity and Cancer

A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention claims that obesity increases an individual’s risk for many types of cancer, including cancers of the colon, stomach, and brain.  The report concludes that about 40% of cancer cases in the United States are linked to weight.  In a related and equally disturbing report, childhood obesity worldwide has risen tenfold over the past four decades.  Researchers studied data on more than 30-million children and teens and found that very soon there will be more overweight children than those who are underweight.

MU (Modern University) + PC (Political Correctness) = I (Idiocy)

And you thought math was about equations and that stuff!  Texas State University is looking to hire two professors of math education who must know far more than their goesintas.  They must also profess a deep commitment to “social justice.”  It goes without saying that professors “from historically underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.”  We hereby lend our assistance to Texas State by identifying a possible female candidate:

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