Because an armed society is a polite society.
Because an armed society is a polite society.
Colin Kaepernick’s chaotic workout Saturday has left a trail of controversy — and sources told Page Six that a host of behind-the-scenes issues include a letter Kaepernick wrote in fourth grade, legal arguments over a workout waiver, and even a pissed-off Jay-Z.
The controversial Kaepernick was meant to work out for NFL teams on Saturday in Atlanta, but minutes before the QB was to take the field at the Falcons’ training complex, his reps said they’d moved the session 60 miles away to a local high school. (Eight teams showed up, and Kaepernick appeared in a T-shirt that read “Kunta Kinte,” in reference to “Roots.”)
The stunned NFL then released a lengthy statement Saturday with a flurry of details, including a claim that Nike wanted to be at the workout to turn it into an ad. (The brand launched a Kaepernick commercial last year that garnered controversy, a sales boost and a Creative Arts Emmy.) Said the NFL on Saturday, “Last night, when Nike, with Colin’s approval, requested to shoot an ad featuring Colin and mentioning all the NFL teams present at the workout, we agreed to the request.” But Nike then said it did not have cameras at the workout, and just wanted permission to use the names of NFL teams.
Page Six has learned exclusively that while Nike wasn’t filming, it did have a marketing move up its sleeve — in the form of a branded congratulations to be posted to Kaepernick. The marketing material — seen by Page Six — consists of a letter that Kaepernick himself penned back in fourth grade when he dreamed of having a job in the NFL. “A Note from Colin Kaepernick, 4th Grade,” says the copy, followed by a child’s handwriting in pencil that reads: “I’m 5ft 2 inches 91 pounds. Good athelet [sic]. I think in 7 years I will be between 6ft – to 6ft 4 inches 140 pounds. I hope I go to a good college… then go to the pros and play on the Niners or the Packers even if they aren’t good in seven years.” The letter by young Kaepernick is signed, “Sincerely, Colin.” It then has the “Just Do Do It” tagline, and a list of all the teams that were to be at the NFL’s workout.
As professor Diana Sclar sat with a young Elizabeth Warren over lunch one day at Rutgers Law School in Newark, Warren said something surprising. She called herself a “political conservative.”
That was a rare sentiment in the early 1970s at Rutgers, where Warren, a 24-year-old mother raised in Oklahoma, had stepped into a cauldron of liberal activity.
In the North Jersey city still reeling from unrest, students called it “the People’s Electric Law School” and they treated authority with irreverence, or disdain. Some referred to the 1967 Newark riots as “the uprising,” and when Sclar passed around a seating chart in her class on property law, it came back with a note: “property is theft.”
Sclar didn’t ask what beliefs prompted Warren, her student, to describe herself as a conservative, and Warren has said she didn’t have a serious political identity then. But Sclar remembered being stunned that the future senator approved of IBM’s conformist culture, where Warren’s husband had to wear a white shirt every day.
“She said, ‘Oh no, I think that’s perfectly appropriate,’ ” Sclar recalled.
ABC late-night host Jimmy Kimmel claims that “genital herpes” can defeat President Donald Trump in the 2020 election, joking that the sexually transmitted disease has twelve-point lead on the president. “I have some more bad news for the president,” said Jimmy Kimmel his opening monologue. “According to a new Washington Post, ABC News poll, all five of the top Democratic candidates are polling ahead of him.”
The left-wing TV funnyman added that in addition to candidates Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, Pete Buttigieg and Kamala Harris, Kimmel allegedly polling ahead of the president, a few other entities also had a chance at winning the 2020 election, including “a tube of warm coleslaw” and “genital herpes.”
Kimmel acknowledged that when polling using his name “Jimmy Kimmel” against President Trump, “I got my scrawny liberal a– handed to me. So, I’m legally changing my name to ‘Genital Herpes’ so that I stand a chance of beating Trump.”
Members of the artist formerly known and ‘Kimmel’ staff also commented that the name change was also being pursued to comply with Truth-in-advertising regulations.
This is Lexi, she is an 8 week-old German Shepherd. I bought Lexi as a surprise for my wife but it turns out she is allergic to dogs so we are now looking to find her a new home.
She is 60 years old, an attractive and caring woman who drives. She’s a great cook and also keeps a clean house.
President Donald Trump said on Tuesday the U.S. military had killed the person who likely would have succeeded Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi as the leader of Islamic State.
‘Just confirmed that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s number one replacement has been terminated by American troops,’ Trump said on Twitter. ‘Most likely would have taken the top spot – Now he is also Dead!’